Mayor Gherkin was seated toward the rear of the building, wedged behind two tables that had been pushed together. On either side were two people Jeremy recognized as a member of the town council; one was an emaciated lawyer, the other a portly physician. At the corner of the table was Jed, who sat with his arms crossed and a scowl on his face.
看下这个emaciated , 在英文里是“ 瘦弱的, 憔悴的” 的意思. 为adj (形容词). 大家知道在雅思口语中part 2 人物篇 people 里有如下话题:
Describe an old person.
Describe a good parent.
Describe a leader you admire.
在雅思口语中我们很多考生说一个people 的外貌,说瘦 ,往往用 “thin “. 这样就违背了2016年口语官方评分标准 用high level的要求了. Thin 是5分的水平level. Emaciated 是7+的水平. 且看如下example:
My father who is in his late 50s has been working as an architect in my hometown, Harbin. In terms of his personality, I would say that he is an emaciated person with deep wrinkles on his face.
It was standing room only; People were crammed around tables with bingo cards spread out before them, frantically stamping the appropriate boxes as Gherkin spoke into the microphone. A cloud of cigarette smoke hung like fog, despite the whirring fans above. Most of the people were clad in overalls, plaid shirt, and NASCAR ball caps and it seemed to Jeremy that they’d pulled their outfits from the same bin at the local five-and-dime.
Five –and-dime 本身的意思是”一家五分一角”. 在这里有一个文化背景(culture background), F.W. 伍尔沃斯 (1852—1919), 做过杂货店店员, 从一家五分一角(Five and Dime)零售商店白手起家, 开创了固定价格零售以及自助服务. 较终他成了billionaire. 而在现代英文里为” 廉价品商店;便宜商店”. 所以了在2016年9月份变题库后,如果考到了如下part 2 地点 place 话题:
Describe a shop you like.
Describe a small company you want to own in the future.
Describe a place you love best ( your favorite place).
是不是可以说你想拥有的一个small company 就是一个shop啊. 且看如下example:
Well, the small company I’m gonna talk about is a Five-and-Dime Store, located in the heart of Beijing. It normally opens around the clock (24小时营业的).
When Doris released her, she looked from Lexie to Jeremy and back again. From the corner of his eye, Jeremy noticed the crowed doing the same thing, as if they were part of the reunion as well. Which, considering their proximity, they probably were.
“Well, I’ll be,” Doris pronounced. Born and bred in the South, she sounded as if she were pronouncing the letters L-I-B. “ I didn’t expect you home until a little later.”
Born and bred 在这里是”土生土长”的意思. 在历年的雅思口语考试中, 我们part 1 都有一个基本上必问的 question .
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Well, I’m local … 不拉不拉. 倘若用这么一个极其地道的born and bred, 你的词汇分手一定是7+啦.
Actually, I was born and bred, BJ which is considered one of the multicultural cities around the world. The cuisine here is beyond words (好吃).