【英语·英美文化】老美告诉你:会“说”英语远远不够

发表于:2015-01-28 14:22 [只看楼主] [划词开启]

【词汇学习】

appreciate vt.感激; 欣赏; 领会; 鉴别

e.g. It is easy to appreciate the craftsmanship of Armani.  阿玛尼的精致工艺很容易博得人们的赞誉。

disapproved  vi.不赞成

e.g.Most people disapprove of such violent tactics. 多数人反对这种暴力的手段。

【正文学习】

[Speaking English is not only about using proper grammar. To use English effectively, you need to understand the culture in which it is spoken. Here are a number of important tips to remember when speaking English in the United States.]

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General Points to Remember
你需要记住的是:
Most Americans only speak English1: While it is true that more and more Americans speak Spanish, most Americans only speak English. Don't expect them to understand your native language.

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Americans have difficulties understanding foreign accents: Many Americans are not used to foreign accents. This requires patience from both of you!

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Conversation Tips
对话贴士

Speak about location: Americans love to talk about location. When speaking to a stranger, ask them where they are from and then make a connection with that place. For example: "Oh, I have a friend who studied in Los Angeles. He says it's a beautiful place to live." Most Americans will then willingly talk about their experiences living or visiting that particular city or area.

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Talk about work: Americans commonly ask "What do you do?". It's not considered impolite (as in some countries) and is a popular topic of discussion between strangers.
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Addressing People
称呼他人
Use last names with people you do not know: Address people using their title (Mr, Ms, Dr) and their last names.

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Always use "Ms" when addressing women: It is important to use "Ms" when addressing a woman. Only use "Mrs" when the woman has asked you to do so!

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Public Behavior
公共场合的行为
Always shake hands: Americans shake hands when greeting each other. This is true for both men and women. Other forms of greeting such as kissing on the cheeks, etc.,is generally not appreciated.
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Look your partner in the eye: Americans look each other in the eyes when they are speaking as a way of showing that they are sincere.
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Don't hold hands: Same sex friends do not usually hold hands or put their arms around each other in public in the United States.
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Smoking is Out!!: Smoking, even in public places, is strongly disapproved of by most Americans in the modern United States.
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【作业】

试着翻译绿色(括号里)的句子。

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1、美国人在公共场合那些项不可以做 (多选题)
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