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Business English Unit 2 Review

2012-12-05  苏卜拉妮

Her eyelids sagged from lack of sleep.

1.       The branch sagged under the weight of the apple.

2.       The government tries to revive the sagging economy.

 

Assure sb. Of sth./ that…

Ensure = make sure (美式英语:insure

Insure 投保 insure sb. One million dollars

Insure oneself against illness  保险加以防范

 

She was more than willing to sacrifice herself in the name of achievement.

We have sacrificed too many of these in the name of efficiency and productivity growth.

 

Her laughter dissolved.

Smile can dissolve apathy and pass warmth.

 

Attributed primarily (首先;主要地,根本上) to the shift in educational and career priorities.

 

Comprise

The special cabinet committee comprises Mr. Brown, Mr. Mandelson, and Mr. Straw.

这一特殊内阁委员会包括布朗先生、曼德尔森先生和斯特先生。

The task force is comprised of congressional leaders, cabinet heads and administration officials.

该任务队由国会领导人、内阁首脑和行政官员构成。

conaititute

    1.If something constitutes a particular thing, it can be regarded as being that thing. 构成

Testing patients without their consent would constitute a professional and legal offence.

未得病人同意即对其进行试验会构成职业和法律犯罪。

2.(某数量的人或物)构成(某事物)

China's ethnic minorities constitute less than 7 percent of its total population.

中国的少数民族构成总人口的不到7%

 

Be committed to doing

committed to excellence坚持完美

Also, be totally committed to what you do, as excellence is only possible only with commitment.

此外,完全致力于你所做的事,因为只有完全付出才可能达到卓越。

 

Hunger of the mind can be actually satiated through extensive reading.

事实上,思想的饥饿可以通过广泛的阅读来满足。

But a society where every person is totally self-sufficient would be ungovernable , just as a person who could satisfy his every desire would become quickly bored and satiated.

但是一个每一个人都完全自给自足的社会是难以统治的,就像一个能满足自己所有愿望的人很快会感到厌倦腻烦

 

Fill your mind with the truths of God and radiate the sunshine of His love—this is youth.

使你的心中充满上帝的真理,传播他的欢乐之源:爱——这才是保持年青的方式。

Within each of us is the capacity to be fully alive, to be infinitely creative, to radiate openness, availability, and love, to look forward with great interest to whatever the next moment brings.

任何一个人都能充满无限生机,富有创造力,率真坦然,有所作为并传播爱,用心期待着下一刻给我们人生带来的任何精彩。

 

a fleet of 机群;一队

All of us are striving to make a way in this world; to build a purposeful and fulfilling life in the fleeting time we have here.

我们都正在努力在这个世界获得成功,在短暂的时间里开创一个有目的,有抱负的生活。

capture the fleeting thought抓住了稍纵即逝的想法

 

Life's daily challenges are tough enough without having to deal with the little annoyances that chip away at our fragile well being.

即使不必应付那些让我们脆弱的幸福感打了折扣的小烦恼,生活中每日面临的挑战也已经够大了。

But competitors have begun to chip away at its dominance.

但竞争者已经开始切割它的领地。

If we admit that people need advice, we chip away at the foundations of most economic thought.

如果我们承认人们需要建议,那么我们就动摇了大多数经济学思想的基础。

It's not a panacea, but cracking down on demand seems a useful way to chip away at 21st-century slavery.

它并非灵丹妙药,但打压需求似乎是削弱21世纪的奴隶制的有效方法。

 

Peripheral 外围的次要的

...urban development in the outer peripheral areas of large towns

大城市外部周边地区的城市发展。

Peripherals are devices that can be attached to computers. (计算机的) 外围设备

peripheral and boring information. 无关紧要的

 

Despite an occasional glimmer of hope, this campaign has not produced any results.

管偶尔有一线希望,这次宣传活动并没有产生任何结果。

If these preliminary results are confirmed, more patients with advanced cancer will have been offered a tantalising glimmer of hope.

如果这些初期结果得到证实,更多罹患晚期癌症的患者将会看到一线鼓舞人心的希望

 

Your current situation may be far from perfect, but if you can detach from your own negative views and appreciate the simple aspects of each moment, happiness becomes easier to cultivate.

你目前的情况可能离完美相距甚远,但是如果你能把自己消极的观点抛开,欣赏一下每一时刻的简简单单,幸福是很容易培养的。

 

These designs fuel demand and propel brand loyalty.

这些设计鼓动需求并推进品牌忠诚度.

propel sb. towards success.     Propel sb. to victory

 

amend a bill 修订法案

Please amend your copy of the contract accordingly. 请将你的合同副本做相应地修正。

 

rob you of consciousness会让你意识模糊

They are also soul-sucking parasites that will rob you of your youth, energy, and hard-earned money.

当然他们也像吸允你灵魂的寄生虫一样,抢走了你的青春你的精力和你辛苦挣来的钱。

 

 

Mine

1.lucrative source or abundant supply 摇钱树 ; 充足的供应

例:

she was a mine of information

2.开采;开掘 mine your experience

 

The army is now empowered to operate on a shoot-to-kill basis.

军队现在被授权依据杀无赦原则行动

You must delegate effectively and empower people to carry out their roles with your full support.

你们必须有效地下放权力,使人们能够在你们的全力支持下履行他们的职责。

 

But when you’re wondering whether to press onward or give up entirely, what you need is affirmation.

断言;宣称;肯定

 

 

Impeccable stainless, flawless 无懈可击的;无瑕疵的

Valedictory告别辞;告别的  

valedictory medal 全优毕业生奖章

Display a disturbing willingness to do

Primary objective in             

the state of mind

Baby boomers       

Reinforce the overemphasis on concrete具体的实在的 indicators 指标of accomplishment

In an exploratory quest for

quest for 追求;探索,设法找到

in quest of 寻找;设法找到;为了寻求

retain the interest of

retain any knowledge in my head

undaunted by the hazards 危害危险that darkness might bring

Alleviate burdens 减轻负担

In proportion to 成比例

Be prompted of 提示

Detach from

Artisan工匠;技工 

Engel index恩格尔系数

Cosmetic 美容的;化妆用的

Foster培养 an environment for innovation and opportunity

Propel her through college into a doctoral 博士学位的program   doctorate博士头衔

buddy system 伙伴系统;两人同行制

 make it clear that 明确表示 

open up contact 打开接触   

noticeable to 显而易见的;值得注意的 

notable 值得注意的;显著的;名人

prime motivation to do sth.  

Excel in   be excelled at

a host of 许多;大量     

promote self-awareness

discover patterns in one’s life

take on the form of 采取的形式

step back from the daily hustle    

spot recurring problems

a ream of paper   

revise 修订;复习

pop into one’s head       

on automatic pilot 机械地;不假思索地

obscure  模糊的;晦涩的

create a compelling引人注目的;强制的;激发兴趣的 future

have no clue   没有一丝头绪

Well end up with

Strech out mentally  舒展

Periodically get in touch with sb.定期地;偶尔;间歇

Alter one’s emotional state

Sharpen one’s powers of observation

Confidant知己密友    counselor顾问;参事(= counsellor

Cognitive认知的;认识的   doze 打瞌睡;假寐

Marketable 市场的;有销路的   grief

Garner 收获;储存 inadvertent

Reverse the trend               

a means to an end实现目的的一种手段

Doing sth. Is a low-cost activity with a high return on investment.

One technique is…技巧技术

Thrust sth. on/upon sb.强加于人

Reaffirm 重申;再断言  restate重申;重讲

Rekindle one’s interest for life

Much stress has its source in

Nagging voices唠叨的,挑剔的;使人不得安宁的

Make dire predictions for 可怕的;悲惨的;极端的

Undermine one’s ability

Irrational 不合理的;荒谬的  

empowering beliefs

 

 

 

 

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