英語學習
如果我們要學好英文、說好英文,就要熟練掌握這4大基本句型,這也是我們英文學習中一定要掌握的重點。
A MTA employee stands in a empty Grand Central Terminal during the morning rush hour in New York City on May 6, 2020. - Authorities say conditions in New York -- the epicenter of the pandemic, with more than 19,000 confirmed or probable deaths -- are slowly improving, but that it's too soon to relax confinement measures. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP) (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images)
隨著重要疫區疫情減緩,美國總統川普刻不容緩地敦促經濟復甦,報告紓困金的使用情況,同時也宣布全國降半旗向受害者致意。除此之外,他也不斷對抗混淆是非的假訊息,提醒民眾,中共釋放假消息、進行政治宣傳鼓吹,都是對世界進行殘忍的大屠殺!
英文高分祕訣:固定片語記憶法
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 07: U.S. first lady Melania Trump prays with President Donald Trump during a National Day of Prayer event in the Rose Garden at the White House May 07, 2020 in Washington, DC. The White House invited faith leaders from across the country to participate in the event which was held during the novel coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
溫馨的五月裡,除了天氣轉暖和外,也漸漸感受到疫情的趨緩,川普宣布將購買30億美元的農產品協助美國農民。川普也主持了美國國家祈禱日的活動,祈求神的祝福,希望美國早日康復、並更加強大。在母親節這天,他也發表聲明,感恩偉大的母親!
小心三大誤用代名詞的陷阱。
很多人一看到很長的單字,就被它嚇倒了。其實,如果找到記憶複合詞的規律,你就會發現這個看上去很難記住的單字,其實很好記。
President Trump Signs the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act President Donald J. Trump displays his signature on H.R. 266, the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act Friday, April 24, 2020, joined by from left to right Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, Sen. Roy Blunt, R-MO, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration Jovita Carranza and House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., in the Oval Office of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)
面對「中共病毒」(冠狀病毒)這個看不見的敵人,美國總統川普仍繼續為人民奔走!敦促兩院趕緊追加預算,紓困企業、補貼個人工作收入與增強醫療措施;對外更積極捍衛美國勞工的工作權,簽屬暫停移民入境命令,限制外籍勞工進入美國工作。該命令獲得近八成民眾的支持,執政黨(共和黨)內的支持率更超過九成六,這顯示川普總統的執政團隊,目前仍受到多數美國人民的信賴。
在學英文的過程中,有沒有因為記不住單字而苦惱的經歷呢? 有沒有因為自己的字彙量少而讀不懂文章、寫不好作文的時候呢? 如果你也有這種煩惱,那你不妨學學把單字分類記憶吧!
US-HEALTH-VIRUS-BRIEFING US Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin (L), US President Donald Trump (C) and US Vice President Mike Pence (R) participate in the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, in the Brady Briefing Room at the White House on April 13, 2020, in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)
幾週以來,美國累計確診中共肺炎(武漢肺炎)人數已超過55萬人次,逾2萬人死亡,也造成重大經濟損失。美國總統川普在復活節之際進行禱告,祈求神的指引,他也在推特上針對假新聞闢謠,強調政府會支持中小企業度過難關,更感謝國際社會給予美國的協助。
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 29: U.S. President Donald Trump takes questions from reporters in the Rose Garden for the daily coronavirus briefing at the White House on March 29, 2020 in Washington, DC. The United States is advising residents of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut not to travel domestically after the number of reported coronavirus deaths doubled to over 2,000 nationwide within two days. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
「(中共肺炎)死亡率將在兩週內來到高峰,請記得!」美國總統川普在3月29日的白宮記者會上提醒民眾,在這個非常時期保持社交距離,嚴格遵守防疫指示。他稱讚犧牲自己成就他人的美國民眾,並呼籲所有人團結,齊心度過艱難時刻,期待勝利曙光!
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 14: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks in the press briefing room at the White House on March 14, 2020 in Washington, DC. President Trump also told reporters he was tested for the novel coronavirus Friday night but did not reveal the results and said he did not know when he would get them. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
雖然美國在疫情爆發前,總統就下令對外採取防堵措施,但隨著NBA球星、好萊塢影星等相繼感染確診,東西岸幾大城市,包括西雅圖、洛杉磯、紐約等也紛紛宣布進入緊急狀態!非常時期,身為領袖的川普,肩上的責任更顯沉重。
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 26: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the beginning of a new conference with members of the coronavirus task force, including Vice President Mike Pence in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House February 26, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump updated the American people about what his administration's 'whole of government' response to the global coronavirus outbreak. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
新冠病毒(武漢肺炎)疫情在過去幾週內仍持續延燒!生活在地球另一端的歐美人士,從原本的事不關己,卻也因為義大利的疫情失控,造成人心惶惶、超市搶糧;美國則是道瓊股市大跌一千多點。反對川普的人士甚至媒體,也正為此大作文章,然而,早在疫情擴大、爆發之前,美國政府在第一時間,就採取有效且強制的措施,將疫情阻擋在外。
A self-contained breathing apparatus and a photo of recruits is pictured on a plaque inside a Washington State Patrol Fire Training Academy dormitory which has been designated as a 2019 novel coronavirus quarantine site for travelers from Hubei Province, China who have been exposed, are not yet symptomatic and cannot self-quarantine, February 6, 2020 in North Bend, Washington. - The Washington State Patrol Fire Training Academy near North Bend has been chosen as a new quarantine site for people returning to the United States from the Chinese province at the center of the new coronavirus outbreak. (Photo by Jason Redmond / AFP) (Photo by JASON REDMOND/AFP via Getty Images)
短短一週,全世界因為爆發自中國湖北省的中共肺炎而「發燒中」!美國是全世界第一個宣布撤僑及並限制中國人入境的國家,以阻絕疫情及保護國民。與此同時,美國總統川普也表明協助中國對抗疫情的意願。
A calf (L) and a hamster (R) are displayed during a ceremony held to mark the passage from the Chinese "Year of Rat" to the "Year of Ox" at the Sunshine International Aquarium in Tokyo on December 26, 2008. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA (Photo credit should read TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP via Getty Images)
2020年是十二生肖裡的鼠年。鼠也是十二生肖裡排名第一的動物。 The year 2020 is the year of the mouse. It ranks number one out of the twelve animal signs.
傳統中國新年在圍爐時,桌上會出現的幾道菜色,想必大家都不陌生。但,我們要怎麼跟外國人介紹這些傳統年菜的英文與典故呢?
President Trump Addresses The Nation After Iranian Attacks In Iraq Target Bases Where U.S. Troops Stationed WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 08: With a portrait of former U.S. President George W. Bush hanging in the Grand Foyer (R), President Donald Trump speaks from the White House January 08, 2020 in Washington, DC. During his remarks Trump addressed the Iranian missile attacks that took place last night in Iraq. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
美國總統川普因為下令擊殺伊朗高階將領,同時也是頭號恐怖份子領袖蘇雷曼尼(Qassem Soleimani),造成近日美伊兩國的情勢一度緊張。美國防部發出聲明,為確保美國人民與美國安全,甚至全球利益,美國須採取必要行動!
President Trump Signs National Defense Authorization Act At Joint Base Andrews JOINT BASE ANDREWS, MARYLAND - DECEMBER 20: Operations Chef John Raymond and US President Donald Trump at the signing ceremony for S.1709, The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 on December 20, 2019 in Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. President Trump is headed to Florida for the Holidays after a historic impeachment vote on the house floor this week. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
「Keep America Great Again!」(讓美國再次偉大!) 真的不只是口號!美國總統川普以行動證明,美國的強大與世界第一,並不是浪得虛名。川普在2019年12月21日簽署《2020國防授權法案》,除了陸、海、空三軍外,正式成立另一支菁英部隊,叫做「太空軍隊」(the Space Force)。
US President Donald Trump watches the game with members of the Navy during the Army-Navy football game in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on December 14, 2019. (Photo by Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)
美式足球或美式橄欖球(American Football),這是一個全世界只有美國人在玩的運動。根據《富比士》資料,2019年超級盃(NFL)時段的電視廣告費用,創下30秒鐘以約台幣1.6億元售出的紀錄。是什麼魔力讓這個運動「價值超凡」?本週讓我們一起來了解美式橄欖球的威力!
TOPSHOT - US President Donald Trump poses for selfies during a Thanksgiving dinner with US troops at Bagram Air Field during a surprise visit on November 28, 2019 in Afghanistan. (Photo by Olivier Douliery / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)
感恩節(Thanksgiving Day)在西方是年度最重要的節日之一。家人及親朋好友會在這天團圓相聚,藉著火雞大餐之際敘敘舊,回顧這一年的努力,並且聊聊未來的心願與展望。川普總統選擇到美軍在阿富汗的基地,與這些陣前將士們同樂,感恩他們遠在他鄉,卻為國家無私的奉獻及付出。
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 04: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on November 04, 2019 in New York City. U.S. stocks finished at records highs on Monday with the Dow Jones Industrial Average rising 114 points to close at a record high. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
儘管聯邦眾議院議長裴洛西(Nancy Pelosi)和民主黨人士仍在運作對川普總統的彈劾案,甚至持續透過媒體與假新聞進行不實的指控,川普仍然以事實與實力證明,美國當前的經濟大好、工作就業機會佳、企業持續回流投資等。當然,股市大漲更是一國經濟強盛的不爭事實。
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 26: People walk by Trump Tower on September 26, 2019 in New York City. Following the controversy over the phone call between Donald Trump and the president of Ukraine, senate Democrats have launched an impeachment inquiry as the events around the call and the actions following it continue to be of concern to lawmakers. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
從小在紐約市皇后區長大的川普總統近日感慨:「紐約不再!」身為紐約客(New Yorker),川普感到驕傲;而坐落在紐約市第五大道上的川普大樓(Trump Tower),更是他成就霸業中的經典。對於紐約,他貢獻良多;但卻因為政治理念不同,近年來,川普卻未受到善意或合理的對待。
DALLAS, TEXAS - OCTOBER 17: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a "Keep America Great" Campaign Rally at American Airlines Center on October 17, 2019 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
2019年10月17日,川普總統在美國德州達拉斯的空軍中心體育館舉辦造勢活動。到場支持民眾的數量不僅將室內會場擠滿,無法入內的,場外更有電視牆直播實況。值得一提的是,入場民眾的耐心排隊、守秩序、環境清潔維護等,所有細節都展示出民主國家的風範與素養。
PHILADELPHIA - DECEMBER 8: Vice President of the United States Joe Biden watches a game between the Army Black Knights and the Navy Midshipman on December 8, 2012 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Navy won 17-13. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
2020年美國總統大選即將在明年的11月3日舉行,雖然還有長達一年的時間,但兩黨主要競爭對手,都早已磨拳擦掌,進行著各種造勢與相關的活動,以拉抬聲勢。現任總統川普,除了長期備受反對黨在政治上的抹黑與迫害(Witch Hunt),還遭受多數主流媒體的偏頗報導。近日,川普總統乾脆自己在推特上發文,指出民主黨角逐總統大選提名的候選人喬.拜登(Joe Biden)說過的謊言,供選民一起來檢視它的真實性。
TOLEDO, OH - SEPTEMBER 18: General Motors workers wave at passing cars in front of the GM Powertrain Plant on September 18, 2019 in Toledo, Ohio. GM and the United Auto Workers union, which is leading its first strike against the auto maker since 2007, bargained into the evening yesterday and had plans to continue today over wages and health care, according to published reports citing sources familiar with the negotiations. (Photo by J.D. Pooley/Getty Images)
近期川普總統為全面翻轉美國汽車產業,重拾以往美國汽車製造的榮景,施展奇招:降低車輛廢氣排放標準;甚至還得到德國總理梅克爾的支持。除環保人士立即嚴正抗議反對外,一般民眾多數是霧裡看花,甚至不解,到底這葫蘆裡賣的是什麼藥?難道這只為提振經濟、賺大錢,卻放棄環保、製造空汙,進而破壞地球的舉動嗎?
A Chinese military policeman guards the front of t BEIJING, CHINA: A Chinese military policeman guards the front of the US embassy in Beijing as a US delegation prepares to leave the US embassy in Beijing 18 April 2001 to China's foreign ministry for talks on a midair collision between a Chinese fighter jet and a US surveillance plane that severely strained US-Sino relations. The eight-member delegation will ask the Chinese "tough questions" about their interceptions of US surveillance planes and demand the return of the EP-3 Orion that made an emergency landing in China after the April 1 collision. AFP PHOTO/Stephen SHAVER (Photo credit should read STEPHEN SHAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
美中貿易這個燙手山芋,沒有一任美國總統願意採強硬態度處理!除了重拾美國第一、讓美國再次偉大的信念之外,還有什麼原因,讓這位「被賦予神聖使命的」總統,擇善固執?
BEIJING, CHINA - NOVEMBER 9: U.S. President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping (not shown) speak to business leaders at the Great Hall of the People on November 9, 2017 in Beijing, China. Trump is on a 10-day trip to Asia. (Photo by Thomas Peter-Pool/Getty Images)
美中貿易議題,持續延燒!早在去年3月開始,美國即採漸進式與談判式的作法,擘劃時程,展開對中國政府加徵關稅的舉動。原因當然包括從2000年以來,持續超額的貿易逆差與層出不窮的智慧財產竊盜問題,迫使川普總統不得不採取行動,以維護美國國家與國民的權益;當然,期間中國政府企圖採取的手段與談判策略,最終卻都以「無法履行承諾」而告終,講究誠信的美國,只好如實地採取必要行動。
US-politics-trump-shooting-crime US President Donald Trump (R) greets Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley (C) as he arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio on August 7, 2019. Trump is visiting the mass shooting sites in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas. - Nine people were killed on August 4 in Dayton's popular Oregon District. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
2019年8月3日、4日,連續兩天,位於美國德州的艾爾帕索(El Paso)及俄亥俄州的岱頓鎮(Dayton)相繼發生大規模槍擊事件,不但造成人員的傷亡,又再次突顯美國槍枝氾濫問題;當然,槍手的身家背景、精神與心理狀態,又再次淪為討論與關注。
休閒的時間上網時,也可以嘗試看外語網站的新聞或感興趣的議題,很多人從這當中學習到本國文化中沒有的新知識,這也是一種很好的文化學習,既學習了外語,又拓展了視野,添增了生活的樂趣。
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 02: U.S. President Donald Trump (R) speaks as he announces his nominee for the chairman of the Federal Reserve Jerome Powell during a press event in the Rose Garden at the White House, November 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. Current Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen's term expires in February. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
「央行降息」、「貨幣政策」、「量化寬鬆」,這些經濟上的專有名詞,又如何影響一般民眾的生活呢?美國總統川普為國政竭盡心力,希望美國人民過得更好,近日他向美國聯邦準備理事會提出建言,好讓美國經濟更具競爭力。
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 11: U.S. President Donald Trump greets sisters Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson also known as Diamond and Silk during a “Presidential Social Media Summit” in the East Room of the White House July 11, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Trump hosted a group of his political allies to discuss “social media.” (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
科技的發展讓現今的生活便利許多,不論是資訊的傳遞還是民生消費的必須,都只靠一隻手機就能輕易完成。然而,正因為資訊的快速獲取,真實性也遭到質疑,建構每位網路使用者獨立判斷訊息的能力的確刻不容緩。