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by 2010-12-09 18:43:31, Reply(0), Views(1124)

101 Ways to Praise a Child

* Wow * Way To Go * Super * You're Special * Outstanding * Excellent * Great * Good * Neat * Well Done * Remarkable * I Knew You Could Do It * I'm Proud Of You * Fantastic * Super Star * Nice Work * Looking Good * You're On Top Of It * Beautiful * Now You're Flying * You're Catching On * Now You've Got It * You're Incredible * Bravo * You're Fantastic * Hurray For You * You're On Target * You're On Your Way * How Nice * How Smart * Good Job * That's Incredible * Hot Dog * Dynamic * You're Beautiful * You're Unique * Nothing Can Stop You Now * Good For You * I like You * You're A Winner * Remarkable Job * Beautiful Work * Spectacular * You're Spectacular * You're A Darling * You're Precious * Great Discovery * You've Discovered The Secret * You Figured It Out * Fantastic Job * Hip, Hip, Hurray * Bingo * Magnificent * Marvelous * Terrific * You're Important * Phenomenal * You're Sensational * Super Work * Creative Job * Super Job * Fantastic Job * Exceptional Performance * You're A Real Trooper * You Are Responsible * You Are Exciting * You Learned It Right * What An Imagination * What A Good Listener * You Are Fun * You're Growing Up * You Tried Hard * You Care * Beautiful Sharing * Outstanding Performance * You're A Good Friend * I Trust You * You're Important * You Mean A lot To Me * You Make Me Happy * You Belong * You've Got A Friend * You Make Me Laugh * You Brighten My Day * I Respect You * You Mean The World To Me * That's Correct * You're A Joy * You're A Treasure * You're Wonderful * You're Perfect * Awesome * A Plus Job * You're The Best * A Big Hug * A Big Kiss * I Love You!

by 2010-12-09 18:40:39, Reply(0), Views(1233)

Children Learn What They Live
By Dorothy Law Nolte

          If children live with criticism,
               They learn to condemn.
          If children live with hostility,
               They learn to fight.
          If children live with ridicule,
               They learn to be shy.
          If children live with shame,
               They learn to feel guilty.
          If children live with encouragement,
               They learn confidence.
          If children live with tolerance,
               They learn to be patient.
          If children live with praise,
               They learn to appreciate.
          If children live with acceptance,
               They learn to love.
          If children live with approval,
               They learn to like themselves.
          If children live with honesty,
               They learn truthfulness.
          If children live with security,
               They learn to have faith in themselves and
          If children live with friendliness,
               They learn the world is a nice place in which to

          Copyright © 1972/1975 by Dorothy Law Nolte

Dorothy Law Nolte, Ph.D.
This is the author-approved short version.

by 2010-12-08 15:04:43, Reply(0), Views(1156)

文章題目: “Your to lose”馬英九總統大位是不是煮熟的鴨子?

     英文裡有很多看起來像「似是而非」或「似非而是」的表達,字面看來是一回事,真正涵意又是另外一回事。最常見的是You can't be too careful. (再小心也不為過;越小心越好)。不只是英文,中文也一樣,像「要你好看」,真正意思是「讓你很難看」!


     里昂證券的原文:「We maintain the view we proposed last June, that the 2012 Presidential election is the KMT's to lose.」 這究竟是馬英九會保住還是失去總統寶座?我們趁機談一談"someone's to lose" 的用法。

     希拉蕊競選美國總統時,《The Economist》有一篇報導:

     The American presidency is Hillary Clinton's to lose.


     先來看看英文have nothing to lose的說法,它的意思是「不會有損失」,有一句鼓勵人的話叫做You have nothing to lose and everything to gain everything. (你什麼都不會失去,反而會獲得更多)。

     《The Economist》的意思是,希拉蕊競選美國總統,勝算很大,除非她犯嚴重過失,煮熟的鴨子才會飛走。 意思是Hillary Clinton almost has the American presidency in her hands。後見之明,《the Economist》這個預測顯然失準。


     The position is likely yours to lose.

     看來這份職務非你莫屬,大好機會就在眼前,你卻不懂得把握,事後可以說:The opportunity was mine to lose, and lose it I did! 本來是你的,但煮熟的鴨子還是會飛走!




     1. Look out! 當心!


     2. What a shame! 多可惜!真遺憾!


     3. You don't say! 真的嗎!


     4. You can say that again! 沒錯!


     5. I haven't slept better. 我睡得好極了。


     6. You can't be too careful in your work. 你工作越細心越好。


     7. It has been two years since I smoked. 我戒煙2 年了。


     8. All his friends did not turn up. 他的朋友沒有到 齊。


     9. People will be long forgetting her. 人們會記住 她很久。


     10. He was only too pleased to let them go. 他很樂  意讓他們走。


     11. Mike appears to be no wiser than before. Mike   還是不懂。


     12. He is a white-haired boy of the general   manager. 他是總經理眼前的大紅人。

     不是「他是總經理的一個早生白髮的兒子」。White-haired boy 和fair-haired boy 是口語,意思是


     13. What's cooking? 發生了什麼事?


     14. What are you going to sell? 你的目的何在?


     15. Where is your cap? 你的禮貌到哪去了?

     不是「你的帽子在哪裡?」"Where is your cap?"是對小孩進行禮貌教育時說的話。

     16. Ned has a weakness for wine. Ned 特別喜歡喝  酒。

     不是「Ned 不善於喝酒」。


     17. The library will be off-limits to the public until   re-carpeting project is completed. 圖書










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