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A: Any interesting news? I forget that you are truly a sports fan.

B: The news is that Caster Semenya is involved in Sex Entanglement.

A: Is she the woman athlete that has got the 800 meters champion?

B: Yes. In shape, she really looks like a man.

A:最近有好看的电视节目吗?

B:有啊,第12届田径世锦赛在柏林开赛了。

A:有什么新闻吗?我忘了,你一直是体育迷啊。

B:有,就是赛门亚身陷“性别门”。

A:就是那个夺得女子800米冠军的运动员吗?

B:是的,从外形看,简直是个男人。

【注】championship n. 世锦赛;in progress 进行中;Caster Semenya 塞门亚(音译),南非女运动员

attend v. ①出席,参加 ②照顾,护理

例:They attended our affairs during our absence. 我们不在时,一切事务由他们负责。They had a quiet wedding—only a few friends attended it. 他们静静地举行了婚礼——只邀请了几个朋友参加。搭配:attend on/upon 服侍,照料:She has two nurses attending on her. 有两名护士照顾她。attend to ①注意,留心 ②照顾,护理:You must attend to your work. 你必须专心工作。Well attend to that problem later. 稍后我们将处理那个问题。拓展:attendance n. ①出席 ②出席人数;attendant n. 出席人员

听力扩展:

Waiter: Are you being attended to?

Customer: No, I have already waited for 10 minutes!

Waiter: I’m terrible sorry for you. This is the menu. What would you like to begin with?

Customer: I’d like steak and chips and fruit salad, please.

男服务生:有人为您服务吗?

顾客:没有,我已经等10分钟了!

男服务生:抱歉。这是菜单,您想来点儿什么?

顾客:牛排、薯片和水果沙拉。【注】steak n. 牛排

aware a. 意识到的,知道的

例:I was aware of what he was aiming at. 我知道他在打什么主意。I become aware that the house is shaking. 我感觉到房子在震动。搭配:be aware of sth. 当心某事,意识到某事:Be aware of those who fish in troubled waters. 当心那些混水摸鱼的人。be aware that 意识到:He is quite aware that the danger is coming. 他意识到危险正在来临。拓展:awareness n. 知道,晓得

听力扩展:

A: Are you aware of the aspects of this position and do you feel you are qualified?

B: Yes, I understand my qualification and your needs by researching your company.

A: What starting salary do you expect?

B:¥5,000 a month.

A:你对这个职位了解吗?你认为自己合格吗?

B:是的,通过对你们公司的调研,我了解你们的需求,认为我能胜任这个工作。

A:你想要多少起薪?

B:月薪5,000元。【注】qualification n. 资格,条件

balance n. ①天平 ②平衡 ③差额;v. 平衡

例:Do the firm’s accounts balance? 这家公司的账目收支是否平衡? We would maintain the world balance of power at all costs. 我们将不惜一切代价维持世界权利均衡。搭配:in the balance 不明朗的:The long-term future of the space programme hangs in the balance. 航天计划的长远前景尚未明朗。off balance 使失去平衡:I was thrown off balance by the sudden gust of wind. 突如其来阵风差点把我吹倒。balance A against B 权衡重要性:The cost of obtaining legal advice needs to be balanced against its benefits. 要全面考虑法律咨询的费用及其效益。拓展:balanced a. 均衡的,平衡的

听力扩展:

A: I want to open a current account with your bank.

B: I’ll open it for you right now. Please fill in this form and show me your passport.

A: OK. Is there a minimum balance?

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