2008年8月5日 星期二

Studio ClassRoom - swim/swam/swum

  1. swum(swim過去分詞)/swam(swim過去式)
    He swam the 200-meter in record time.
    有個比較誇張的講法,如果說某個人swam before he could walk在學會走路前就會游泳,那就表示他生來就很會游泳,就是游泳高手的意思。

  2. to sink or swim
    滅頂或游泳/不想下沉就游泳吧!指的是,你處在兩種情況,一個是成功另一個是失敗,所以是生是死全由自己決定,成敗全靠自己,不假他人。
    I am here alone to sink or swim by myself.
    我獨自在這,成敗全靠自己了。(來自Fun單字例句)


  3. in record time空前的,創紀錄的
    The project was completed in record time.
    工程在從未有過的短時間內完成了。
    The ship sailed across the Pacific in record time.
    那艘船航行橫跨太平洋的時間創下了紀錄。

    ESL Flash Quiz - Swim Verbs


    stellar 主要的;顯著的
    Ron gave a stellar performance in the community play.

    make a splash
    splash是指潑以及濺出來的水花,所以make a splash就是指引起轟動。
    Claire hopes to make a splash in the music world with her latest CD.
    George Clooney made a splash in the TV series "ER."
    喬治克隆尼在急診室的春天這部電視影集中一炮而紅。
    Her first album made quite a splash.She even got nominated for a Grammy.
    它的第一張專輯造成極大的轟動,甚至被提名葛萊梅獎。

    in one's blood
    blood在這裏是指血統或家室門第,所以in one's blood指某種天賦是家傳的。
    Teaching is definitely in Katie's blood, with her father,mother and two sisters all in the teaching profession.
    Many of this family are actors or actresses. Acting is in their blood.
    那個有許多家人是演員或女演員,演戲是他們家傳的天賦。
    Both of illian's parents are musicians, so it obviously in her blood.
    Illian的父母都是音樂家,所以她的音樂才華很明顯的是家傳的。

    fantasize
    指幻想或夢想,fantaize的名詞是fantasy
    At age seven, John began to fantasize about playing professional basketball.
    His dream came true when he turned 21.
    He fantasized about winning the lottery.
    他以前幻想自己贏到樂透。
    Tina fantasizes about being a super model.
    Tina幻想自己是超級名模。
    She retreated to a world of fantasy.
    她退縮到她幻想的世界之中。

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