1.Happy April Fool's Day 快乐的愚人节
  2.April fool 愚人节
  3.April Fool's Day is on the ? 愚人节是四月一号.
  4.an April fool 愚人节被愚弄的人
  5.When did this custom start? 愚人节的风俗源于何时呢?
  6.Mark: Did you suffer a lot on April Fool's day? 马克:你们愚人节遭殃了吗?
  7.Most April Fool jokes are in good fun and not meant to harm anyone. 愚 人节的玩笑大都好玩而无害.
  8.Do you know about April Fool's Day? 你知道愚人节是怎么回事吗? 愚人节的具体应用: 老师:Boys and girls, there will be an exam tomorrow. 同学们.我们明天考试. 学生:Ah? Really? That stinks! 啊?不是吧?太郁闷了! 老师:Haha, April Fool's! Do you forget what day it is today? 哈哈.今天是愚人节!怎么都忘了? 学生:Wow, you were pulling our leg all along. I was really fooled. 哇.原来是骗我们的.我被作弄了! 老师:Alright, now let's be serious. Actually-you'll take an exam today. 好了.不跟大家开玩笑了.其实--我们是今天考试.
双语:上帝与众不同的 冷 幽默感 双语:上帝与众不同的"冷"幽默感
上帝的幽默 这是一套奥美广告公司为新加坡教会制作的平面广告文案, 为了帮助教会吸引更多的信 徒.广告被张贴在地铁,公交车等公共场所,只用最简单的设计,却因为精彩的文案效果出 彩.广告里的上帝平易近人,没有距离感,读来倍感温暖.这是多年来被业界奉为经典的广 告作品. Don't forget your umbrella, I might water the plants today ! --God 上街记得带雨伞,今天我也许要灌溉树木. If you miss the sunrise I made for you today , never mind. I'll make you another one tomorrow.--God 假如你错过了今天我为你准备的日出,不要紧,明天我再为你准备. How can you possibly be a self-made man ? I specifically recall creating you. --God 你怎会是自我创造的人呢? 我记得特别清楚是怎么创造你的呀! Of course I have a sense of humor. I gave you the platypus, didn't I? --God 我当然有幽默感,我不是为你们创造了鸭嘴兽了吗?
It's not the end of the world . Not until I say so ,anyway. --God 世界末日还没到,除非是由我亲口说的才算. I hate rules , That's why I only made ten of them . --God 我讨厌戒条,所以我只定了十条而已!
蒙娜丽莎的微笑在镜子里 If you think Mona Lisa is stunning , you should look at my masterpiece. In the mirror . --God 如果你认为"蒙娜丽莎的微笑"美丽绝伦,那么你应该看看我最重要的作品??在镜子 里! If I gave you everything you ask for, where would you put it? --God 要是你所祈求的我全数应许给你,你哪来那么多地方放呢?
What do I have to do to get your attention?Take out an ad in the paper? --God 我要怎样才能让你注意到我?在报纸上做广告吗? Nietzche is dead .--God 尼采已死.

  1. If you would like to know more about my ability, I can be available for an interview at any time convenient to you. 倘若阁下愿意接见本人以了解我的能力,我将随时侯教.
  2. If you desire an interview, I shall be most happy to call in person, on any day and at any time you may appoint. 如贵公司有意面试,本人一定遵照所指定的时日,前往拜访.
  3. Should you entertain my application favorably, I would spare to trouble acquit myself to your satisfaction. 假如本人之应征能歌德青睐而进入贵公司服务, 本人必以排除万难之决心, 为贵公司工 作,以符厚望.
  4. If you feel that I am suited for the job that you have in mind, please inform me of the time convenient for an interview. I hope to hear from you in the near future. 如阁下认为我适合该项工作条件,请尽快惠函赐知面试.
  5. You will find enclosed a testimonial from the President of the University who has kindly offered to provide you with any further details you may require. 关于阁下对我个人所需之详细材料,可从所附的邮电大学校长推荐函获悉.
  6. I hope that you will give me an interview at some time convenient to you. 敬希阁下抽空惠予接见.

  7. If there is further information that you wish in the meantime, please let me know. I can always be reached at the address given at the beginning of this letter. 若需有关本人的更详细资料,请按本函上方所载地址惠函示知.
  8. I shall be able to call for an interview at your convenience and shall be able to supply any necessary or examples of my previous work. 只要阁下时间方便,我随时都可晋见,并随时提供我过去工作情况的所有资料.
  9. I am happy to refer you upon your request people who can tell you of my work and my character. 我乐于奉告阁下,如阁下要求提供查询人,以便了解我的工作情况和性格,我可以满足 阁下要求.
  10. I believe they may be found satisfactory. Concerning my character 附上我的简历表和相片,希望能令你满意.
  11. I am looking for a job. I graduate from Shanghai Commercial College and my major is business management. 我希望能在贵公司谋得一份职业.我毕业于上海商学院,主修商业管理.
  12. I would be very happy to work under your supervision if it is possible. Thank you very much for your kind attention. Please send me an answer at your earliest convenience. 如能为贵公司效力,本人将不胜荣幸.阁下耐心读完这篇申请,本人至为感激,并请尽 速惠函示知.
  13. I believe that I can fulfill the requirements in your company. I hope you will be able to place me somewhere. 我相信我可以担任贵公司的任何工作,如蒙录用,愿意随时接受阁下指派.
  14. Before my present employment, I worked for the Department Store as a salesclerk in the electrical section. 自感目前工作发展并不乐观,拟改变一下工作环境.
  15. I would like to make a change now because I feel that I can go no further in my present job, I feel that my training should enable me to advance into a better and more responsible position, and it appears that this will not be forthcoming at my present position. 自信以本人的能力和所受的训练,应当获得更大回报,谋得更高职位,而就目前工作来 看,将来不会有多大发展前途.
  16. I am permitted to refer to Mr. Smith, Managing editor of the magazine. 至于我的品德,您可函询《中东国际》杂志主任史密斯先生.
  17. I wish to assure you that, if successful, I would endeavor to give you every satisfaction. 如蒙不弃,惠予录用,本人将尽最大努力工作,争取诸事满意.
  18. Thank you in advance for your consideration and courtesy. 承蒙阁下的关怀和礼遇,至此表示感谢.
  19. My duties included compiling reports for the chief engineer on
production in the various departments. 因希望节省交通时间,故想在纽约谋得一职.随函寄上简历表及近照各一份.
  20. I am enclosing a brief resume as you requested. Please let me know if you want an interview. 随函附寄简历表一份,望能通知能否有机会见面.
  21. I am enclosing a personal data sheet which I think will adequately show you my qualifications. 兹附本人资料一份,谨供贵公司参考.
  22. I would be pleased if you would grant me an interview at you convenience. 如贵公司愿意接见,我随时侯教.
  23. Trusting you will give my application kind consideration and hoping to hear favorably from you at your convenience. 敬请贵公司对本人之应征惠予考虑,并请赐函告知.
  24. Thank you in advance for your concern and attention. Please let me hear from you as soon as possible. 预先感谢阁下对我的关怀,并敬请尽速赐函示知.
  25. I hope to have the pleasure of your granting me an interview. 恳请惠予面谈为盼.
  26. I believe that you will consider this application favorably and I wish to assure you that I should make every effort to be worthy of the confidence you may place in me. 若贵公司对我求职应征能予以考虑,本人可作出保证,将尽力为贵公司效劳,敬顷信 赖.
Underhanded 狡猾的 Subpoena 传票
Cliffs notes Inc.
Cliffs 摘要公司
Leading 最好的 Ultra 特别的
Gershwin 著名作曲家 armpit 腋窝
Clout 影响 King cobra 眼镜蛇
eldest 最大的 reconnecting 恢复联系
Jerk 怪人 Category 类别
patients 病人 surprise 令人惊讶
Where do you get off? 你怎么可以这样?avid 认真的 Twit 傻瓜 artificial 人造的

mankind 人类 one under par 没有预期的一击
booked 约好了
People from all walks of life 各种职业的人
粉碎 并发症
future 未来
Chiropractor Standard 标准
clear 清楚地 message 信息
Balloon 气球 Angioplasty 心血管充气扩张手术
cut a deal 交易 leave…alone 不管不顾
Get to
应该 psychic
能预见未来的人 Director of personnel 人力资源主管
beloved 深爱的
sickle 镰刀 nerf 模型塑胶
Nanny 保姆
Abnormal psychology down 坏了
IV bag
Prep time 准备时间
5 Ways to Limit Impulsive Buying(冲动购买)
Being that I worked in a grocery store for 7 years, I know quite a bit (相当多) about impulsive purchases. In fact, I helped (sadly to say) push certain products by placing them in a certain fashion. Through the experience, I tend to (趋向于) know some of the best ways to counter (v. 反击,反驳) the impulsive nature of buying things that are unnecessary.

  1. Don't Bring the Kids. You wouldn't believe how much more junk (n.垃圾, 无用的东西) parents buy for their kids that is completely impulsive.

  2. Bring Exact Cash. I like to use my debit card (n.借记卡) because I am able to track (v.追 踪) every penny better, but holding and letting go of cash is much tougher for me personally. So, if I am going through a tough time budgeting properly, I will bring the allotted (v.分配的, 额定的) amount of cash to the place of business and only allow that to be used.

  3. Ignore Salesman. If you are at a department store and someone asks if you need help, try to ignore their push as much as possible. Sure, if you know nothing about laptops(n.笔记本), get their advice, but even then I suggest doing your research pre-shop.

  4.Create a Impulse Piggy Bank (储蓄罐). Make life easy on yourself. If you love to buy the fitness or gossip magazines at the newsstand, then buy a gift card from the store you purchase it for $10 and only allow that to be used for impulsive shopping. You will start to realize what of those impulsive shopping things you really want.

  5. If a Celebrity is Pushing it, Pull Back(向后拉,撤退). There's a tendency to be highly influenced by the promotion of products. So, if it isn't being promoted, you will probably buy the cheaper and more appropriately priced item.
参考译文: 作为一个在百货商店工作 7 年的人,我知道不少冲动购物的事.事实上,(不好意思地说)我曾经把商品置 于时尚之中来推动这些商品的销售.通过这些经历,我能了解到一些克服冲动购物,买一些不必要东西的 好方法.

  1. 不要带着孩子购物. 你可能不相信有如此多无用的东西是因为在冲动之下,父母为孩子购买的.
  2. 按需带钱 我喜欢用借记卡,因为这样我就能更好地追踪每笔走的去向,但手持现金,然后花掉它们对我来说是更艰 巨的一件事情.所以我正在经历一段合理制定预算的困难期,我就会带上额定的薪金去购物,并且只允许 适用这么多现金.
  3.忽视促销人员 如果你在百货公司,有人询问你是否需要帮助,请尽可能地忽视他们的促销.当然,如果你对笔记本一无 所知,你可以去获取他们的建议,即使如此我还是建议你先在购物前做好功课.
  4. 建立一个"冲动购物储蓄罐" 你自己就可以让生活更简单.如果你总喜欢在报摊上购买健身或八卦杂志,那么花 10 美金购买商场礼品 卡,把它只用作冲动购物消费.你将慢慢意识到这些冲动购买的东西里哪些是你真正需要的.
  5. 如果一个明星在推销它, 那么就撤退吧. 很有可能大受推销中的产品的影响. 所以, 如果无人推销的话, 你很有可能会买到更便宜和价格更适合的物品.
A Diamond in the Rough 深藏不露
一些人心地很好,却可能没有得体的利益和华丽的外表.这时,就可以用此个短语来形容那些人.也可以 用来形容在看似黯淡的局势下,暗藏着一丝生机.
Examples: I was surprised to see that prisoner cleaning the streets stop and give the $100 bill he found to his supervisor. He might just be a diamond in the rough. 我很惊讶地看到那个囚犯在清扫街道 的时候把捡到的 100 美元交给了看管人员.他或许是深藏不露吧.
Perhaps if your company went bankrupt, but through this difficult situation you gain an idea or other opportunity, you could also call the situation a "diamond in the rough." 如果你的公司 要破产了, 在如此艰苦的环境下你还得到了一个主意或是一个机会. 你就可以把这个情况叫做"diamond in the rough".
bravo VS. boo 喝彩和倒彩



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