實 用 生 字

實 用 生 字 】 【 Phrases For You 】 【 英 文 成 語
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實 用 生 字

    以 下 的 生 字 非 常 實 用 , 務 必 銘 記 於 心 。 ( 共 121 句 ) 好 意 頭 ! 努 力 !

  1. action and body movement
  2. careers
  3. complaint
  4. education
  5. emotion
  6. examination
  7. gambling
  8. illness
  9. leisure and entertainment

A) action and body movement

  1. Scratch his head ( 抓 頭 )
    -  He scratched his head because he did not know how to answer the question.
  2. Yawn and stretch ( 打 呵 欠 )
    -  He yawned and stretched his body because he felt sleepy after a long and boring lesson.
  3. Tap your fingers ( 輕 敲 )
    -  I was getting impatient and I even tapped my fingers in front of my teachers.
  4. Slap in his face ( 打 一 巴 )
    -  John gave me an insulting remark so I gave him a slap in his face.
  5. Gasp for breath ( 喘 氣 )
    -  I was gasping for breath after a 10-minute run.
  6. Gulp down ( 快 快 吞 下 )
    -  I gulped down the beer because I was too thirsty.
  7. Punch him on the face ( 一 拳 打 )
    -  I punched him on his face because he insulted me.
  8. Blow my nose ( 擤 鼻 涕 )
    -  I blew my nose because I was having a running nose.
  9. Take a deep breath ( 深 呼 吸 )
    -  The air is so fresh and you can take a deep breath if you want to.
  10. Take a sip of tea ( 啜 飲 )
    -  I asked him to take a sip of tea and enjoy the moment.

B) careers

  1. Apply for a job ( 申 請 工 作 )
    -  When applying for a job, one must remember to enclose one's resume.
  2. Tender his resignation ( 提 出 辭 職 )
    -  It is unwise of you to tender your resignation in recession times.
  3. Conduct an interview ( 舉 行 面 試 )
    -  The boss must conduct an interview with the applicant before hiring him.
  4. Sack his employee ( 邂 雇 從 業 員 )
    -  The boss sacked his employee for misconduct.
  5. A sense of achievement ( 成 功 感 )
    -  Being able to obtain a sense of achievement is equally important as obtaining a high salary.
  6. Clear knowledge of ( 有 清 楚 的 知 識 )
    -  A manager must possess a clear knowledge of his duty.
  7. Earn one's living ( 賺 取 生 活 費 )
    -  How do you earn your living? I earn mine by selling computers.
  8. Give real thought to ( 三 思 , 再 三 考 慮 )
    -  You must give real thought to your career plan before committing yourself in any position.
  9. Aptitude ( 資 質 )
    -  You must possess such an aptitude in order to perform the job well.
  10. A number of occupations ( 多 種 行 業 )
    -  I have already tried a number of occupations before I apply for this job.
  11. Breadwinner of the family ( 經 濟 支 持 者 )
    -  Father is normally the breadwinner of the family.
  12. Fringe benefits ( 邊 緣 福 利 )
    -  You must consider the fringe benefits before signing this employment contract.
  13. Work in shift ( 輪 更 工 作 )
    -  It is no fun working in shift and I advise you to reconsider your plan.
  14. Work under high pressure ( 在 壓 力 下 工 作 )
    -  A president must be able to work under high pressure or he is not qualified to be one.
  15. Repetitive work ( 重 覆 性 工 作 )
    -  Without doubt, repetitive work must be boring and uninteresting.
  16. Take a genuine interest in ( 真 的 有 興 趣 )
    -  I take a genuine interest in developing my careers in law.
  17. Well-paid job ( 好 工 資 的 工 作 )
    -  I always dream of having a well-paid job after I grow up.
  18. Workaholic ( 工 作 狂 )
    -  Being a workaholic will lose a lot of fun and one may even ruin one's family life.
  19. Life-long job ( 一 生 的 工 作 )
    -  Japanese always consider their occupation as their life-long job.

C) complaint

  1. Attitude of your staff ( 雇 員 的 態 度 )
    -  I am extremely disappointed because of the poor attitude of your staff.
  2. In view of the fact ( 因 為 )
    -  In view of the fact that your staff gave his apology to us, I will not consider taking legal action against him.
  3. With regard to ( 至 於 )
    -  With regard to your complaint and disappointment, may I express my sincere apology to you.
  4. Authorities concerned ( 有 關 部 門 之 人 仕 )
    -  I will report this case to the authorities concerned if you do not deal with it immediately.
  5. Extend my apology ( 提 出 道 歉 )
    -  Please allow me to extend my apology to you for what happened.
  6. Immediate reply ( 立 即 回 應 )
    -  In view of the seriousness of the matter, I demand an immediate reply from you.
  7. Heartfelt apology ( 真 心 道 歉 )
    -  Please allow me to express my heartfelt apology to you.
  8. Needless to say ( 不 用 說 )
    -  Needless to say, I demand a full compensation and a letter of apology.
  9. Immediate solution ( 立 時 的 解 決 方 法 )
    -  You must suggest an immediate solution to remedy the situation.
  10. Look into the matter ( 正 視 )
    -  Please look into this matter as soon as possible.

D) education

  1. Further one's education ( 延 續 學 業 )
    -  It is essential for you to further your education even after completing F.5.
  2. Equip yourself better ( 裝 備 自 己 )
    -  A university degree can always help you to equip yourself better in life.
  3. Realize one's potential ( 實 現 潛 能 )
    -  I know that I can fully realize my potential if I can study abroad.
  4. Keep abreast of the latest knowledge ( 追 上 最 新 的 知 識 )
    -  Even teachers should keep abreast of the latest knowledge so they will not be outdated in terms of learning.
  5. Pursue higher qualification ( 追 求 更 高 學 歷 )
    -  I will pursue higher qualification if I can be given a chance to do so.
  6. Self-motivated ( 自 我 推 動 )
    -  An adult student must be self-motivated enough to discipline himself.
  7. Strike a balance between ( 拿 取 平 衡 )
    -  An adult student should be able to strike a balance between his studies and his family.
  8. Process of learning ( 學 習 過 程 )
    -  Difficulty and hardship should be expected in the process of learning.
  9. Epitome of society ( 社 會 縮 影 )
    -  School is an epitome of our society. We must learn how to get along with other students.
  10. Academic ability ( 學 術 能 力 )
    -  Academic ability is a major factor which must be taken into account when it comes to higher learning.
  11. Tertiary education ( 高 等 教 育 )
    -  Tertiary education has obtained a place in Hong Kong educational system.
  12. Stiff competition ( 強 烈 競 爭 )
    -  Students are expected to face stiff competition when it comes to public examination.
  13. Last-minute cram ( 最 後 努 力 )
    -  Some students always do their last-minute cram before entering the examination hall.
  14. Role model ( 榜 樣 )
    -  Teachers should become the role model in school and they must set good examples to their students.
  15. Compelling need ( 迫 切 需 要 )
    -  I have a compelling need to advance myself in academic pursuit.

E) Emotion

  1. Feel sorry for his failure ( 感 到 可 惜 )
    -  I feel very sorry for his academic failure.
  2. Overwhelmed with grief ( 充 滿 痛 苦 )
    -  When his mother died, he was overwhelmed with grief.
  3. Thrilled to know / find out ( 嚇 了 一 跳 )
    -  I was thrilled to find out that he is a homosexual.
  4. Concern for one's safety ( 關 心 安 全 )
    -  Mary is my good friend and it is natural for me to have special concern for her safety.
  5. Content with the result ( 滿 足 結 果 )
    -  I don't know how you feel but I am already content with the result.
  6. Grateful to you ( 感 恩 )
    -  I am extremely grateful to your help. I couldn't have succeeded without you.
  7. Put him to shame ( 使 人 丟 面 子 )
    -  I didn't want to put him to shame but he forced me to do so.
  8. In despair ( 絕 望 )
    -  He cried out in despair when he knew that his application was rejected.
  9. Touched with emotion ( 被 感 動 )
    -  When I watched the movie, I was deeply touched with emotion and I had tears rolling down my cheeks.
  10. Relieved to hear the news ( 輕 鬆 了 )
    -  I felt relieved to hear the news that I was accepted by the Law Department at HKU.
  11. Sympathy for ( 同 情 )
    -  He has a deep sympathy for the poor.
  12. In the mood for ( 有 心 情 )
    -  I am not in the mood for playing tennis.
  13. Hostile to ( 有 敵 意 )
    -  The teddy boy was hostile to me and my friends.
  14. Pale with fear ( 面 色 蒼 白 )
    -  Upon hearing the news, he was pale with fear.
  15. Deeply impressed ( 有 深 刻 印 象 )
    -  I was deeply impressed with his performance.

F) examination

  1. Burn the midnight oil ( 挑 燈 夜 讀 )
    -  Many students like to burn the midnight oil before the examination.
  2. Judge from the result ( 從 結 果 作 評 估 )
    -  It is unfair for the students to be judged purely from the academic result.
  3. Digest information ( 消 化 / 吸 收 )
    -  It is difficult for students to digest information in a rush manner.
  4. Serve some purposes ( 達 到 目 的 )
    -  Despite heavy criticism on the examination system, I still believe that examination serves some purposes.
  5. An element of luck ( 幸 運 元 素 )
    -  Very often, element of luck is involved in examination.
  6. The key to success ( 成 功 的 因 素 )
    -  The key to success in learning is self-discipline.
  7. Far-reaching effect ( 深 遠 影 嚮 )
    -  Taking the wrong attitude in writing examination also results in some far-reaching effects.
  8. Primitive measure ( 原 始 的 方 法 )
    -  Assessing students solely from examination is only a primitive and immature measure.
  9. Proficient in English ( 精 於 英 文 )
    -  My teacher is undoubtedly proficient in English.
  10. Lay a great emphasis on ( 放 強 調 於 )
    -  My school should not lay a great emphasis on examination only. We should be well-rounded rather than narrow-minded.
  11. Attempt question ( 嘗 試 作 答 )
    -  It was a shame that you did not even attempt one question in the test.
  12. Evaluate one's academic achievement ( 評 估 學 術 表 現 )
    -  The Examinations Authorities placed very heavy emphasis on how to evaluate the academic achievement of Hong Kong students.
  13. Score high marks ( 拿 到 高 分 數 )
    -  In order to score high marks in examination, one must study day in and day out.
  14. Face the reality ( 面 對 現 實 )
    -  Even Primary school students must learn to face the reality after receiving their report cards.

G) gambling

  1. Indulge in ( 放 縱 於 )
    -  Many people are indulged in betting and gambling and some of them even lose their self-control.
  2. Expose to temptation ( 暴 露 於 試 探 中 )
    -  Setting up an off-course betting centre near school district will make student expose to more temptation.
  3. Resort to violence ( 用 暴 力 方 法 解 )
    -  Many losers in casino resort their tempers to violence.
  4. Bring pleasure to ( 帶 來 快 樂 )
    -  I personally do not believe that gambling can bring pleasure to people.
  5. Get a handsome fortune ( 拿 到 可 觀 的 金 錢 )
    -  Many people have a mentality that they can get a handsome fortune from casino and it is sad to say that they are absolutely wrong.
  6. Run into debt ( 欠 債 )
    -  Many gamblers have run into debt and asked the loan sharks to offer them assistance.
  7. Abandon the family ( 放 棄 家 庭 )
    -  Some gamblers even abandon their family because they have to run away from the loan sharks.
  8. Blame his loss on bad luck ( 歸 損 失 於 倒 運 )
    -  It is still unfortunate that many gamblers only blame their loss on bad luck.
  9. At all cost ( 不 惜 一 切 )
    -  These gamblers want to get back their money at all cost. They even go to the pawn shop.
  10. Step up measure ( 加 強 措 施 )
    -  The government should step up some measures to prevent people from being too indulged in gambling.
  11. A form of pastime ( 消 遣 )
    -  Many gamblers treat gambling as a form of pastime.
  12. Incurable disease ( 不 治 之 症 )
    -  Greed is an incurable disease among human beings.
  13. Bitter consequence ( 苦 果 )
    -  Many gamblers have to bear the bitter consequence of their behaviour.
  14. Meaningless and unproductive activity ( 沒 有 意 義 )
    -  To me, gambling is a meaningless and unproductive activity.
  15. Cannot resist the temptation of money ( 拒 絕 )
    -  It is sad to note that even teachers cannot resist the temptation of money and they try to place their hope in gambling.

H) illness

  1. Feel unwell ( 不 舒 服 )
    -  I feel rather unwell today because of my bad flu.
  2. Fall ill ( 病 倒 了 )
    -  I fell ill last week due to the cold weather.
  3. Lose one's appetite ( 沒 有 胃 口 )
    -  It is normal for a patient to lose his appetite.
  4. Get steadily worse ( 漸 漸 地 差 )
    -  It is rather sad that his condition is getting steadily worse.
  5. Worry oneself to death ( 擔 心 )
    -  His unstable medical condition always worries me to death.
  6. Prescribe medicine ( 配 藥 )
    -  Doctor must prescribe the right medicine to me for speedy recovery.
  7. Call in a doctor ( 叫 醫 生 )
    -  In case of emergency, you must call in a doctor immediately.
  8. Identify the cause of an illness ( 指 出 病 源 )
    -  Even the specialists cannot identify the cause of his illness. All we can do now is to pray.
  9. Admitted to hospital ( 入 醫 院 )
    -  He was admitted to hospital for his breathlessness.
  10. Personal hygiene ( 個 人 衛 生 )
    -  Maintaining one's personal hygiene is extremely important especially when one is ill.
  11. Perform an operation ( 做 手 術 )
    -  Doctors were called in to perform an operation for the badly-burnt victim.
  12. Terminal cancer ( 末 期 癌 病 )
    -  He has no hope to gain a full recovery. Terminal cancer is his killer.
  13. Symptoms ( 症 狀 )
    -  I could not find any symptoms of cancer for you. Please set your heart at ease.
  14. Contagious ( 有 傳 染 性 的 )
    -  Flu is basically contagious and it is much better for you to stay away from him for the time being.
  15. Medical expert ( 醫 學 專 家 )
    -  Even medical experts cannot determine the cause of his illness.

I) leisure and entertainment

  1. Kill time ( 渡 過 時 間 )
    -  I always kill time by playing tennis with my friends.
  2. Widen our scope and horizon ( 擴 闊 眼 光 )
    -  It is true that leisure activity can widen our scope and horizon.
  3. Add pleasure to life ( 加 添 樂 趣 )
    -  Having suitable entertainment can undoubtedly add pleasure to life.
  4. Let up for a moment ( 休 息 一 下 )
    -  Having worked for five hours without stop, I must let up for a moment and take a rest.
  5. Remain in idleness ( 無 所 事 事 )
    -  It is better to have entertainment than remain in idleness.
  6. Emotional outlet ( 情 緒 的 發 洩 )
    -  We must have proper emotional outlet to release our energy.
  7. Routine drudgery ( 很 無 聊 的 日 常 工 作 )
    -  I must have entertainment to balance myself from the routine drudgery of work.
  8. A week's toil ( 一 星 期 的 勞 苦 )
    -  After a week's toil, it is time for me to take a break.

 


 

Phrases For You

    與 您 做 朋 友 , 「 私 人 醒 」 的 !!!

    以 下 有 更 多 phrases 給 您 在 考 試 用 , ( 88 條 例 句 ) 必 讀 精 華 phrases for you:

  1. Up to ( 全 靠 了 你 )
    -  It is up to you to finish the task.
  2. In terms of ( 提 及 到 )
    -  You must not see life in terms of money.
  3. Nothing more than ( 相 等 於 )
    -  He is nothing more than a dreamer.
  4. Be subject to ( 受 影 響 )
    -  Men are subject to temptation.
  5. Let alone / not to mention / not to speak of ( 更 何 況 )
    -  He speaks Russian, not to mention English.
  6. Come to terms with (agree) ( 同 意 )
    -  In the matter of house rent, I have come to terms with him.
  7. At short notice
    -  We had to go to America at short notice.
  8. Have a good opinion of ( 好 的 評 價 )
    -  I have a good opinion of your son.
  9. So far ( 直 至 現 在 )
    -  This is the most interesting book I have read so far.
  10. Come to pass (happen) ( 發 生 )
    -  I don't know how the accident came to pass.
  11. Once and for all ( 一 次 過 )
    -  She told me, once and for all, that she would not marry me.
  12. Regardless of / irrespective of ( 不 理 會 )
    -  I will continue irrespective of his opposition.
  13. Yield to ( 讓 步 )
    -  You must not yield to his demand.
  14. Run short of ( 缺 少 )
    -  I am running short of cash. Can you help me?
  15. Inasmuch as (because) ( 因 為 )
    -  Inasmuch as you have confessed, I will not punish you.
  16. Count for nothing ( 沒 有 用 )
    -  His advice counted for nothing. I still failed.
  17. In the way of ( 在 當 中 )
    -  Don't let pride stand in your way of success.
  18. Turn up ( 出 現 )
    -  I didn't expect him to turn up.
  19. Fall on
    -  Christmas falls on Sunday this year.
  20. Good for nothing ( 沒 有 用 )
    -  This tool is good for nothing.
  21. On second thought ( 三 思 之 後 )
    -  On second thought, I realized that I was wrong.
  22. Heart and soul ( 全 心 全 意 )
    -  He went heart and soul into his work.
  23. Take account ( 考 慮 )
    -  You had better take his experience into account.
  24. Apart from ( 除 此 之 外 )
    -  Apart from joking, what else can you do?
  25. God knows ( 天 知 曉 )
    -  God knows where he went to.
  26. Fresh from ( 剛 剛 畢 業 )
    -  He is fresh from college.
  27. Take advantage of ( 搵 笨 )
    -  You should never take advantage of his innocence.
  28. Next to impossible ( 沒 有 可 能 )
    -  It is next to impossible for me to be with you.
  29. In store for ( 為 你 準 備 好 )
    -  I have a good news in store for you.
  30. In respect of / with respect to ( 關 於 )
    -  In respect of this question, there are three points I want to clarify.
  31. Take side with ( 偏 幫 )
    -  I declined to take side with him in this dispute.
  32. In the air (not decided yet) ( 未 定 )
    -  Our holiday plans are still in the air.
  33. In the interest of ( 為 了 利 益 )
    -  I did this in the interest of my students.
  34. See to ( 正 視 )
    -  Please see to this matter as soon as possible.
  35. Feel uneasy ( 不 自 然 )
    -  I always feel uneasy when I see my principal.
  36. As is often the case with (always)
    -  As is often the case with Americans, he does not care for raw fish.
  37. To the point ( 到 題 )
    -  What he said was basically to the point.
  38. For the time being / for the present ( 暫 時 )
    -  I shall stay here for the time being.
  39. Look up to ( 尊 重 )
    -  He is looked up to as the leader.
  40. Do away with ( 不 要 )
    -  You should do away with such evil practice.
  41. Put up with ( 忍 受 )
    -  How can you put up with his temper?
  42. Give way ( 讓 步 )
    -  Don't give way to temptation.
  43. As for ( 至 於 )
    -  As for me, I have nothing to complain of.
  44. As to ( 關 於 )
    -  There is no doubt as to who will win the election.
  45. Keep company with ( 有 相 伴 )
    -  You should not keep company with such a mean man.
  46. Find fault with ( 挑 剔 )
    -  He likes to find fault with me.
  47. Make friends with ( 做 朋 友 )
    -  He likes to make friends with Americans.
  48. Take for granted ( 奉 旨 )
    -  I took it for granted that you would go with me.
  49. It is worthwhile to ( 值 得 )
    -  It is worthwhile to read this book = this book is worth reading
  50. Have his own way ( 自 把 自 為 )
    -  He wants to have everything his own way.
  51. Wait on (serve) ( 服 務 )
    -  She has no one to wait on her.
  52. At best ( 最 多 )
    -  At best I can spare two minutes for you.
  53. At a loss ( 不 知 所 措)
    -  I was at a loss when I saw her in the party.
  54. Behind my back ( 在 背 後 )
    -  He always speaks ill of me behind my back.
  55. To some extent / in some degree (measure) ( 在 某 程 度 上 )
    -  I agree with you to some extent.
  56. It is not too much to say that ( 這 樣 說 也 不 太 過 份 )
    -  It is not too much to say that he is incompetent in his duty.
  57. Be bound to ( 一 定 會 )
    -  We are all bound to die one day.
  58. Tend to ( 有 傾 向 )
    -  Too much smoking tends to injure the voice.
  59. To my relief ( 一 身 輕 鬆 )
    -  To my relief, he came home safe.
  60. Occur to ( 出 現 )
    -  A good idea occurred to me.
  61. Talking of (mention) ( 至 於 )
    -  Talking of Canada, have you ever been there before?
  62. Strictly speaking ( 嚴 格 來 說 )
    -  Strictly speaking, he is not qualified for the job.
  63. It goes without saying that ( 不 用 說 也 知 )
    -  It goes without saying that Hong Kong is a crowded city.
  64. Make the most of ( 盡 量 利 用 )
    -  You should make the most of this opportunity.
  65. Not so much as (not even) ( 甚 至 )
    -  He cannot so much as write his own name.
  66. In the main (mainly) ( 主 要 地 )
    -  These letters, in the main, are from my mother.
  67. In effect ( 生 效 )
    -  The law is still in effect.
  68. Stand for (represent) ( 代 表 )
    -  Words stand for ideas.
  69. In advance ( 提 早 )
    -  He borrowed money in advance.
  70. Come into being ( 出 現 )
    -  When did the world come into being?
  71. As far as I am concerned ( 對 我 來 說 )
    -  As far as I am concerned, I have no objection to the plan.
  72. Have nothing to do with ( 沒 有 關 係 )
    -  I have nothing to do with him and his business.
  73. From time to time / at times ( 偶 然 地 )
    -  He drinks a little wine at times.
  74. In high spirits ( 情 緒 高 脹 )
    -  He went home in high spirits.
  75. Embark on ( 從 事 )
    -  He is going to embark on a new career.
  76. On purpose ( 有 目 的 地 )
    -  He did everything on purpose.
  77. With his might ( 用 盡 全 力 )
    -  He did his work with all his might.
  78. Leave no room for ( 無 空 間 )
    -  I will leave no room for him to criticize me.
  79. Read between the lines ( 找 出 內 在 意 義 )
    -  It is important for you to read between the lines and understand his implication.
  80. Do more harm than good ( 帶 來 害 處 )
    -  Reading this book will only do more harm than good to you.
  81. Every inch (100%) ( 百 分 百 )
    -  He is every inch a gentleman.
  82. Behind time ( 落 後 )
    -  He is always behind time with his work.
  83. At the top of one's voice ( 大 聲 高 叫 )
    -  Since the students were very noisy, the teacher shouted at the top of her voice.
  84. Enough and to spare ( 足 夠 )
    -  I have enough money and to spare.
  85. Catch up with ( 趕 上 )
    -  You should work harder to catch up with his standard.
  86. Thanks to ( 多 謝 )
    -  Thanks to your effort, I can finally complete my project.
  87. In person ( 親 自 )
    -  It is better for you to go in person.
  88. For (against) the rainy day ( 準 備 艱 難 的 日 子 )
    -  It is important for you to save some money against the rainy day.

 


 

英 文 成 語

    每 天 學 習 英 文 成 語 是 寫 作 的 基 礎 。 以 下 的 成 語 是「 兵 家 必 讀 」 , 切 記 ( 70 句 實 用 詞 法 ) ︰

  1. A friend in need is a friend indeed. ( 患 難 見 真 情 )
    -  You are really a friend in need and I am very grateful.
  2. A storm in a teacup ( 茶 杯 的 風 波 )
    -  They argue all the time but it is usually only a storm in a teacup.
  3. White lie ( 白 色 的 大 話 )
    -  I told my wife a white lie that she looked wonderful / fabulous in her new clothes.
  4. Actions speak louder than words ( 行 動 最 實 際 )
    -  Don't brag about your ability and remember this motto: Actions speak louder than words.
  5. All Greek to me ( 完 全 不 懂 )
    -  Dr. Lee is a very famous scientist but literature is all Greek to him.
  6. Beat around the bush ( 轉 彎 抹 角 )
    -  Be direct and say what you mean. Don't beat around the bush.
  7. Bite off more than one can chew ( 不 自 量 力 )
    -  I have promised my mother to complete this task. Now I realize that I have bitten off more than I can chew.
  8. Black Sheep ( 害 群 之 馬 )
    -  He is the black sheep in our family. We don't like him at all.
  9. Break the ice ( 打 破 僵 局 )
    -  We were all very nervous but our teacher helped us to break the ice.
  10. Bury one's head in the sand ( 駝 鳥 政 策 )
    -  Avoiding problems and difficulties is not the solution. Don't bury your head in the sand. You must shake up yourself.
  11. Crocodile tears ( 假 慈 悲 )
    -  He is such a cruel man. Don't believe his crocodile tears because he is only faking.
  12. Cry over spilt milk ( 後 悔 莫 及 )
    -  There is no use crying over spilt milk. You have already made a grave mistake.
  13. Tight-mouthed ( 守 口 如 瓶 )
    -  Businessmen should learn how to be tight-mouthed when it comes to secret.
  14. Live under another's roof ( 寄 人 籬 下 )
    -  I hate living under another's roof even though I am poor.
  15. Time is more precious than gold ( 一 吋 光 陰 一 吋 金 )
    -  How can we refute this simple yet practical saying: Time is more precious than gold.
  16. In the prime of life ( 人 生 高 峰 )
    -  John died in the prime of his life.
  17. Tom, Dick or Harry ( 張 三 李 四 )
    -  Even Tom, Dick or Harry can finish this project. Big deal!
  18. To rest assured ( 放 心 )
    -  The teacher told the student to rest assured that he would receive special attention.
  19. Gossip is a fearful thing ( 人 言 可 畏 )
    -  Gossip is a fearful thing and I don't want your students to misunderstand your intention.
  20. Throw one's weight about ( 恃 勢 凌 人 )
    -  I hate the way how Edward threw his weight about among other smaller-sized students.
  21. Make my blood boil ( 非 常 憤 怒 )
    -  The brutality and cruelty of the Japanese war criminals make my blood boil.
  22. Return good for evil ( 以 德 報 怒 )
    -  Christianity teaches us to return good for evil.
  23. Fly into a passion ( 非 常 憤 怒 )
    -  I can understand why he flew into such a passion. He really had a good cause.
  24. To come natural to someone ( 自 然 的 能 力 )
    -  His teaching skills come naturally to him.
  25. To work to rule ( 按 章 工 作 )
    -  Is it morally upright for the teachers to work to rule?
  26. To have mixed feelings ( 百 感 交 集 )
    -  I had mixed feelings when I saw her in the party. She really changed.
  27. To go downhill ( 每 況 愈 下 )
    -  My health is going downhill.
  28. Grossly overestimate one's own strength ( 以 卵 擊 石 )
    -  You cannot be his match. Why should you grossly overestimate your own strength?
  29. Set a good example to other ( 作 好 榜 樣 )
    -  My teacher is a generous man and he can really set good example to us by helping the poor.
  30. Apparently right but actually wrong ( 似 是 而 非 )
    -  Mary's answers were apparently right but actually wrong.
  31. Spin a cocoon around yourself ( 作 繭 自 縛 )
    -  It is unwise to spin a cocoon around yourself in this issue.
  32. Sequence of events ( 來 龍 去 脈 )
    -  After understanding the sequence of events, the teacher finally solved the mystery.
  33. There will be ample time ( 來 日 方 長 )
    -  There's no need to worry, there will be ample time for you to complete your assignment.
  34. Heart-to-heart ( 傾 心 吐 意 )
    -  It is advisable for the father and son to have a heart-to heart talk occasionally.
  35. Talk nonsense ( 胡 言 亂 語 )
    -  Don't listen to his rubbish, he likes to talk nonsense to the others.
  36. In the twinkling of an eye ( 眨 眼 間 )
    -  Time can pass by us in the twinkling of an eye.
  37. Weak-minded ( 優 柔 寡 斷 )
    -  Being weak-minded is the worst quality of a businessman.
  38. Turn a deaf ear to ( 充 耳 不 聞 )
    -  His client simple ignored his advice and turned a deaf ear to all his suggestions.
  39. Preemptive ( 先 發 制 人 )
    -  The American President stated it clear that he would never make a preemptive attack on China.
  40. A matter of great urgency ( 當 務 之 急 )
    -  Cleaning up our environment is a matter of great urgency now.
  41. Frank and forthright ( 光 明 磊 落 )
    -  Peter's frank and forthright action deserves admiration and praise.
  42. Fair and square ( 公 平 地 )
    -  I can win this game fair and square. There is no need for me to play dirty tricks.
  43. Bizarre ( 怪 旦 )
    -  The teacher dressed in a bizarre collection of old clothes.
  44. How time flies ( 光 陰 似 箭 )
    -  How time flies! Don't idle away your time.
  45. Unable to make ends meet ( 入 不 敷 支 )
    -  Despite having three jobs, Peter is still unable to make ends meet and he is still in debt.
  46. Strain every nerve ( 努 力 不 懈 )
    -  Students must strain every nerve to study.
  47. Innocent playmate ( 兩 小 無 猜 )
    -  Susan and Peter are just innocent playmates.
  48. Have clean hands ( 兩 袖 清 風 )
    -  I never accept any bribery and I have clean hands.
  49. Business is business ( 公 事 公 辦 )
    -  We are good buddies but business is business, I cannot make any amendment just to suit you.
  50. Selfless ( 大 公 無 私 )
    -  My teacher looked after us selflessly and I really respect her.
  51. Look threatening ( 來 勢 兇 兇 )
    -  Those dark storm clouds look threatening and it really scared people off.
  52. Time and again ( 三 番 四 次 )
    -  My teacher told us time and again not to come late on the Speech day.
  53. Impressive looking ( 冠 冕 堂 皇 )
    -  The businessman wore an impressive looking suit, but really he had no real experience in the business world.
  54. As cold as ice ( 冷 若 冰 霜 )
    -  Some days she is friendly to me, but other days she is as cold as ice.
  55. Mocking words ( 冷 嘲 熱 諷 )
    -  He gave mocking words to the workers he hired because of their slow progress in painting his house.
  56. Return with flying colors ( 凱 旋 歸 來 )
    -  After defeating the enemy, the soldiers returned with flying colors to their homeland.
  57. (Be) in the limelight ( 出 風 頭 )
    -  He is never happy unless he is in the limelight.
  58. Win by novelty (or by surprise attack) ( 出 奇 制 勝 )
    -  They won the game by novelty.
  59. (Be) through thick and thin ( 有 福 同 享 , 有 難 同 當 )
    -  I'll be with my friends through thick and thin.
  60. Exceeding all expectation ( 出 人 意 表 )
    -  The rise of the stock market in Hong Kong to unprecedented heights exceeded my expectation.
  61. Wily and eccentric ( 怪 旦 的 )
    -  The wily and eccentric actor was honored in the hall of fame.
  62. Every second counts ( 分 秒 必 爭 )
    -  To people who live in Hong Kong, every second counts.
  63. Big name ( 知 名 人 士 )
    -  Mr. Lee is a big name in commercial world.
  64. Boost someone's ego ( 增 加 信 心 )
    -  She is trying to boost her husband's ego by telling him how smart he is.
  65. Leaps and bounds ( 一 日 千 里 )
    -  Your German has improved by leaps and bounds.
  66. Classic example ( 典 型 例 子)
    -  Peter is a classic example of those who retain faith and confidence in trial and hardship.
  67. Clear the way ( 清 除 障 礙)
    -  This agreement will clear the way for further talks and discussions.
  68. Disentangled ( 分 開 )
    -  Peter has just disentangled himself from an unhappy marriage.
  69. Distance ( 畫 清 界 線 )
    -  You must try to distance yourself from all hypocritical ( 偽 君 子 ) people.
  70. Have ended in stalemate ( 慘 淡 收 場)
    -  The peace talks on disarmament between the two countries have ended in stalemate.

 


 

Oral 日 常 用 語

    您 學 過 未 ?

    Oral 英 語 日 常 必 見 到 以 下 的 用 語 。 緊 記 ! ( 33 句 必 學 句 子 )

  1. You know better than I do. ( 你 更 清 楚 )
  2. You can't be serious. ( 你 說 笑 吧 了)
  3. Who cares? ( 我 才 不 管 呢 ? )
  4. With pleasure! ( 榮 幸 )
  5. What's on your mind? ( 你 在 想 甚 麼 ? )
  6. What's so funny? ( 有 甚 麼 好 笑 ? )
  7. What kept you so long? ( 為 甚 麼 這 麼 多 時 間 ? )
  8. What's it all about? ( 這 是 關 於 甚 麼 的 ? )
  9. What for? ( 為 了 甚 麼 ? )
  10. What a shame! ( 太 可 惜 了 ! )
  11. We will see! ( 看 情 況 啦 ! )
  12. That's very kind of you. ( 你 真 好 人 )
  13. We must think big. ( 向 高 處 看 )
  14. Come on! Think it over again! ( 再 想 清 多 一 點 ! )
  15. That's nothing! ( 沒 有 甚 麼 特 別 ! )
  16. That's no excuse! ( 沒 藉 口 ! )
  17. That's not fair! ( 真 不 公 平 ! )
  18. That's really something. ( 好 勁 呀 )
  19. Thank Heaven! ( 謝 天 謝 地 )
  20. That's more like it! ( 這 像 樣 了 )
  21. Take your time. ( 慢 慢 來 )
  22. Terrific!! ( 一 流 ! )
  23. You should take a good look before you make this decision. ( 請 三 思 )
  24. There is something you should know. ( 你 必 須 知 道 一 點 )
  25. Let us start all over again. ( 重 新 再 來 )
  26. It sounds great. ( 聽 來 不 俗 )
  27. I am just a small potato. ( 我 只 是 小 人 物 )
  28. Just save your breath! ( 不 要 再 浪 費 時 間 )
  29. See you around! ( 一 會 兒 見 )
  30. Right on time. ( 時 間 剛 剛 好 )
  31. I must rack my brain again. ( 又 要 搞 盡 腦 汁 )
  32. You must have read my mind. ( 你 看 穿 我 的 心 事 )
  33. You are pulling my leg. ( 他 和 我 說 笑 吧 了 )

 


 

再 出 招 ︰

  1. Expressing doubts ( 懷 疑 別 人 )
    • I am not all that convinced.
    • I still have reservation on your ideas.
    • It is still too early to make a conclusion.
    • I don't want to agree too readily.
  2. Asking feedback ( 請 別 人 回 應 )
    • How do you feel about my ideas?
    • Do you think my ideas can work well?
    • Is my idea worth considering?
    • I hope that you can consider my suggestion seriously.
  3. Impossibility ( 說 出 沒 可 能 的 事 )
    • I can say it without any doubt that your ideas are not workable.
    • I really cannot go along with you here.
    • Impossible! Really!
  4. Try to interrupt ( 中 途 打 斷 別 人 )
    • Excuse me! Can I have my turn?
    • Please allow me to say something if you don't mind.
    • Well! I can't say that I fully agree but permit ( 允 許 ) me to suggest some ideas.
  5. To conclude
    • Time is running short. Shall we have a conclusion?
    • Time is pressing against us. ( 時 間 緊 逼 ) Let us be quick.
    • It is time for us to draw a conclusion.
    • Shall we wrap up ( 完 結 ) our talk now?