• AUDIO BITES 2

    耳熟能详

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  • work
    工作

    • Motivation 动力, 积极性 
    • Enthusiastic 热情 
    • Balance 平衡 
    • Social life 社交生活 
    • Perks 额外收入, 待遇 
    • Compensate 补偿 
    • Generous 慷慨的 
    • “These days he really lacks motivation, but he used to be very enthusiastic”.
    • “This year I’ve been finding it really difficult to find a good balance between my work and social life”.
    • “The job didn’t offer a great salary, however it did have many other perks”.
    • “I often have to work overtime, but my boss usually compensates me quite generously".
  • DREAMs

    梦想

    • Dream 梦想 
    • Foretell 预言
    • Pleasant 令人愉快的 
    • Nightmares 噩梦 
    • Terrifying 可怕的 
    • Imagination 想象力 
    • Prophecy  预言(能力)
    • Fulfil 实现(愿望) 
    • Interpret 口译, 翻译 
    • Significance 意义, 重要性
    • “His imagination ran wild in his dreams!”
    • Pleasant dreams can offer a lovely escape from reality, but nightmares can be terrifying”.
    • “The prophecy was fulfilled, and everything she was told became true”.
    • “He believed that many of his dreams could foretell the future”.
    • “My dreams have been so strange recently, so I bought a book on dream interpretation to try and understand their meanings”.
    • “I keep having the same dream over and over again, surely there must be some significance”.
  • careers
    职业

    • Career 职业, 事业
    • White collar 白领
    • Blue collar 蓝领 
    • Income 收入 
    • Manual labour 体力劳动 
    • Opposed 相反的 
    • Start-up 开始, 启动 
    • Secure / security 有保证的
    • Prospects 前途 
    • Lifestyle 生活方式
    • "During her career she worked with some of the top people in her industry".
    • “He was always the top of his class, but preferred manual labour as opposed to office work”.
    • “The income gap between white collar and blue collar workers can be huge”.
    • “Working for a start-up company may not offer a lot of security, but can provide good future prospects”.
    • “His level of income can’t support his current lifestyle”.
  • inventions

    发明

    • Invention 发明, 创造
    • Inventor 发明人, 创造者
    • Device 设备
    • Comprise 由……构成 
    • Creative 创造性的
    • Original 独特的 dútède, 新颖的
    • Ability 能力
    • Satisfied 满意
    • “The devices we use today comprise of many different inventions”.
    • “He is considered to be one of the greatest inventors of our time”.
    • “She’s so creative, it was only a matter of time before she created her own invention”.
    • “It’s no surprise that this company is the market leader, they always come up with original ideas.”
    • "Although he demonstrated great ability, he was never satisfied with his inventions".
  • climate change
    气候变化

    • Climate 气候 
    • Concern 关心的事, 忧虑
    • Fossil fuel 矿物燃料
    • Environment 环境 
    • Combat 反对 
    • Tackle 处理问题 
    • Ecological 生态的 
    • Hazard 危害 
    • Eco-friendly 对生态环境好的 
    • Pollution 污染 
    • Climate change is one of today’s biggest concerns".
    • Fossil fuels have had a huge impact on our environment over the years".
    • “Many countries around the world, as well as individuals, are doing their best to combat this issue”.
    • “The eco-friendly car is one way of reducing pollution, but more needs to be done to tackle the problem”.
    • “Garbage from industrial developments has caused ecological hazards”.
  • past vs. present

    过去和现在

    • Breakthrough 突破,重大进展
    • Health treatment 健康治疗 
    • Job satisfaction 工作满意度 
    • Discoveries 发现 
    • Method 方法 
    • Efficiency 效率 
    • Productivity 生产效率
    • Violence 暴力
    • Estimate 估计 
    • Species 物种
    • Extinct 灭绝
    • “Over the last century there have been huge breakthroughs in health treatment”.
    • “Every industry has seen great discoveries and developments”.
    • “My last employment position offered a great salary, but I just didn’t have any job satisfaction”.
    • “Using new methods, we've found ways to increase efficiency and productivity".
    • “Many people complain that things were better in the past, and are often concerned about the rise of violence and other issues”.
    • “Scientists estimate that 150-200 species of plant, insect, bird and mammal become extinct every day".