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阎老师口语:12.减肥

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减肥

巴特:为了减肥,我每天都在练习骑马。

哈文:有效果吗?

巴特:当然!到目前为止,只是我的马已减掉23磅。

Cutting down weight

Bart: For the purpose of1 cutting down2 some weight, I am given to3 practicing horseback riding. 

Harvan: Does it work out fine4 now? 

Bart: Definitely yes! But so far5 only my horse has cut down 23 pounds, not me.

注释:

1.for the purpose of: 为了,因为 For the purpose winning the game, Liverpool endows the famous soccer player, Owen, with a 10-year-long contract.

2.cut down= reduce, decrease 减少 cut down weight=lose weight=减肥:Joy was fed up of his increasing/gaining weight. All the time he kept thinking of the ways to reduce/cut down his weight.

3.be given to: having a tendency; inclined: 癖好的;喜爱的;习惯的: (1)My neighbour is given to lavish spending.我的邻居喜欢乱花钱:(2) He's given to taking long walks.他非常喜欢长途散步。

4. work out fine(= pay off= yield a profit or result):产生好效果;很有效: If you don’t lose heart and keep at it, things will work out fine.如果别泄气,坚持下去,那么事情总会转好。

5. so far: up to the present moment: 迄今为止:So far there's been no word from them.至今没有他们的消息。

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