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這裡記載Owen和Ella自學和學英文的點點滴滴,也希望自學的朋友們和喜歡不同的學習方式的朋友們,互相交流和互動喔!

英文自然發音的重要

Submitted by Jenny on Sat, 05/29/2010 - 10:07

為什麼現在有很多人提倡用自然發音來學英文發音?有什麼好處?


英文的自然發音是叫做Phonics. 它是一種字母拼讀法。英文本身是一種拼音的字母,所以只要看著字母就可以發音了,不像中文,需要另一套符號才能夠來發音。因此,我們可以直接用字母當音標,又方便又簡單。英文自然發音的聲音和字母之間存在一定的對應關係。雖然,有的時候,一個字母有兩種發音,可是一般來說,是有規則性的。


當你學會了自然發音,其中的好處是當你在念文章時,即使你不認識這個單字,也可以輕易的念出單字來,並可依據前後文,來猜出這個單字的意思。這對讀英文文章有相當大的幫助。


台灣公視的網站有英文自然發音的對照。要常念才會記得喔。

Good use of a comma

Submitted by Jenny on Sat, 05/22/2010 - 14:16

It's hunting season in some parts of the world. Recently, there is a poster that says "It's that time again - go out and shoot people! :)" - this got me to think. This sentence is to tell you to go out and shoot people. So, people, watch out, there will be people just go out and start shooting on the street!


How would this be fixed? A comma would have fixed the problem. It would be "It's that time again - go out and shoot, people! :)". This would make so much more sense.

dash

Submitted by Jenny on Tue, 04/27/2010 - 21:01

英文字dash可以有好多個意思, 例:
1. I have to dash.
2. He looks dashing.
3. Please use a dash between two nouns to when you want to make it an adjective.
你可以指出這些意思來嗎?

1. I need to go right now. I need to go in a hurry. 我現在急著離開。
2. He looks handsome. 他看起來很英俊(英式英文)。
3. 指的是"-",例: ex-girlfriend, one-day event, twenty-fourth day等。

英文字母大小寫笑話

Submitted by Jenny on Sun, 04/25/2010 - 22:30

Caller: 'Can you give me the telephone number for Jack?'

Operator: 'I'm sorry, sir, I don't understand who you are talking about.'

Caller: 'On page 1, section 5, of the user guide it clearly states that I need to unplug the fax ma...chine from the AC wall socket and telephone Jack before cleaning. Now, can you give me the number for Jack?'

Operator: 'I think it means the telephone plug on the wall.'

形容詞的順序 - adjective order

Submitted by Jenny on Thu, 04/22/2010 - 12:14

很多人問我有關形容詞的順序,我終於把他整理出來。

      Opinion(意見): easy, difficult, lousy, beautiful, ugly...
      Size(大小): big, small, large, little...
      Age(年紀,新舊): old, new, ancient
      Shape(形狀): round, square, rectangle, skinny shaped...
      Color(顏色): purple, red, blue...
      Origin(起始點): American, Greek, Brazilian...
      Material(物質): Woolen, wooden, cotton, metal...
      Purpose(用途): tasting, sleeping, shouting, fighting...

    That art teacher is wearing a beautiful, petite, new, round, purple, American, cotton, and painting apron.

    Impossible is Nothing

    Submitted by Jenny on Tue, 04/20/2010 - 07:44

    前一陣子,在台北常看到"Impossible is nothing."想了很久,想不出是圴麼意思。後來終於搞清楚了! 原來,要表達的是"Nothing is Impossible!"想一想,這真的差好多。先從本來的那句話來看:"Impossible is nothing." Impossible是不可能的意思且為形容詞。照英文文法上說,不應該放在第一個位子。第二,照句子的意思上來說,nothing事沒有東西或事的意思。這句話翻成"不可能的是沒有的事."想一想,不可能的當然是沒有的事的事啊!應為做不到啊!寫這句子的人真的是要表達這意思嗎?想想,應該說是要表達"Nothing is impossible"才對!!"沒有做不到的事"


    Desert and dessert

    Submitted by Jenny on Mon, 04/12/2010 - 12:15

    Desert and dessert, what is the difference? Well, I don't know what you like, but personally, I like dessert more than desert. Why do I say that? Desert is the place that is often very hot and is filled with cactus and animals that I don't care for much. As for dessert, that I like very much. The taste of sweet cheesecake, melt-in-your-mouth bittersweet chocolate, and fluffy cupcakes. Hmmm... it makes my mouth water just by typing them. See the difference? Dessert is something you can eat and most likely enjoy it while you eat it. Desert is part of Nature.

    Stay tuned 留在這一台...

    Submitted by Jenny on Sat, 04/10/2010 - 22:11

    stay tuned是什麼意思? 我們先來看看它的由來。 當我們在看電視時,會有廣告,有時,電視的頻道就會說: "請不要轉台喔!" 在英文裡,stay tuned的意思是留在這一台的意思。

    現在,已演變成了"這個議題先保留,我們會回到這個討論話題上"的意思。你常常會在會議上,演講上,挑論會上聽到人家用這個片語。意思就是"請等一下,這個話題先保留,我們等一下再討論。"

    英文工作經驗和履歷

    Submitted by Jenny on Fri, 04/09/2010 - 21:24

    許多人都會問我我的經驗。 在這裡,附上我的履歷自傳

    我居住美國多年,有豐富的英文教學,教材撰寫,編輯和翻譯經驗。本身是電腦工程師出身,對高科技有關產品有很深的知識。英文語言能力聽說讀寫精通。

    個性態度謙虛,且認真負責。善於使用電腦,英文打字速度能力很強。配合度很高。

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