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同學們好,我是SK2實力養成班顧問Jacob(J2) 相信同學們在準備托福、或甚至在學習英文路上,常聽說要多看新聞。看新 聞確實不錯,但今天想跟同學分享的是,除了看新聞本身的文章或是影片 外,也建議同學可以多看底下FB, Twitter等等社群媒體鄉民的留言, 是非常好增強口說寫作實力的方式喔! 看留言有幾個好處: 1. 學習慣用語:留言就是鄉民把自己想說的話轉化成文字,很多都是常用的慣 用語、實際上母語人士會講的話,學起來對於口說、甚至托福寫作都有大幫 助。 2. 了解不同人的觀點、想法:對於同一件事,大家看法一定都不同,所以可以 很輕鬆的看到不同人的想法,如果看到跟自己相同想法,還可以把英文的表 達方式學起來,讓自己的想法表達更道地。 以下就分享幾則一些關於最近肺炎疫情的新聞留言,看看我們可以怎麼利 用。 對了,留言很多不知道從合看起的話,可以先挑按讚數最多的那幾則就好, 有興趣可以繼續看更多。 (*注意因為大家留言難免有一些情緒性字眼,我們就著重在慣用語上即 可。) 1. panic buying, hoarding, stockpiling 搶購、囤貨 “If people didn’t panic buy and just thought ahead in general then it would give the shops time to recoup rather than this mass stampede ” “These people should be punished and fined for hoarding.” “Also, why the hell stockpile fresh veg? Only certain things can be frozen, so many of these items are just going to be thrown in the bin, when some elderly person is stressed & upset that they can't buy any.” 2. witch hunt 獵巫 “The National Salem Witch Hunt has started. The next phase of the Pandemic, people turning against each other is unfortunately at hand.” “It’s unfair that all people rebuke Shincheonji. “It’s like a 19th century witch-hunt.” 3. social distancing, quarantine 保持社交距離; 隔離 “Social distancing measures can play a critical role in controlling the spread of pandemics, but only if carried out properly. ” “Most people hire cleaners because they are busy working. If they are at home in quarantine, why not clean your own messes for a change. Give your cleaner a paid day off.” “The Cripple Creek residents are supposed to be quarantined because they came here from another state and could have Covid-19. ” 4. price gouge 哄抬價格 “After this has happened, we need to open medical companies that produce masks, gowns, and sanitizer as well as ventilators to be made in USA but make it where people can’t price gouge!” 5. foment panic 引起恐慌 “Why does the story say doctors are currently being forced to make life and death decisions.. Maybe in Italy, but definitely not here. Way to foment more panic NYT!” 6. overwhelm health care capacity 癱瘓醫療體系 “The coming crisis is overwhelming our health care system.” “We have an impending catastrophe when this wave of growth crashes on the hospital system and we don’t have the capacity." -- ※ 發信站: 批踢踢實業坊(ptt.cc), 來自: 114.45.100.171 (臺灣) ※ 文章網址: https://www.ptt.cc/bbs/TOEFL_iBT/M.1585579263.A.A40.html