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主題: 換句話說系列 – 跑跟走還有什麼其他說法Other ways to say “walk” and “run” Other ways to say: RUN (v) Rush 急速行進/趕緊 - Someone inside the building rushed out. Jog 慢跑 - He could scarcely jog around the block that first day. Dash 猛衝 -Maria came dashing down the stairs. Race 賽跑 - I excused myself and raced back to the telephone. Hurry 加快 - Claire hurried along the road…
 
每日英語跟讀 Ep.K372: About Japan - Asia Welcomes Travelers, but Japan Says, Not Yet In a normal year, this would be peak season for tourism to Japan. But as the cherry blossoms burst into bloom along Kyoto’s ancient, temple-lined alleys and boat tours ply the waters of Tokyo’s flower-lined rivers, Japanese tourists largely have the spectacular display t…
 
每日英語跟讀 Ep.K371: About the US - ’Worst house on best block’ of San Francisco sells for $2M In a deal that one Instagram user called "peak San Francisco," a 120-year-old home sold in mid-January for just shy of $2 million. 一名Instagram用戶稱為「舊金山之巔」的屋齡一二○年房產交易案,在一月中旬以近二○○萬美元售出。 According to its listing, the property has one bathroom, and a kitchen that a…
 
Summary: Elon Musk is speaking to investors who could partner with him on a bid for Twitter, sources close to the matter told The Post. A new plan that includes partners could be announced within days, those sources said. One possibility, the sources said: teaming with private-equity firm Silver Lake Partners, which was planning to co-invest with h…
 
每日英語跟讀 Ep.K370: Study finds personality for a dog is not a matter of breed People usually have stereotypes about different breeds of dogs: Rottweilers and pit bulls are aggressive, while Labradors and golden retrievers are extra friendly. 人們通常對不同品種的狗有刻板印象:羅威納犬和鬥牛犬具有攻擊性,而拉布拉多犬和金毛獵犬則更加友好。 However, a genetic study published recently in the journal Sci…
 
每日英語跟讀 Ep.K369: What Twitter could do as a privately held company If Elon Musk and Twitter get their way, the company will soon be privately held and under his control. The most obvious immediate change would likely be Twitter’s stock being taken off the New York Stock Exchange. But the company would also likely get freed from having to give regula…
 
Topic: Drinking any amount of alcohol causes damage to the brain There is no such thing as a "safe" level of drinking, with increased consumption of alcohol associated with poorer brain health, according to a new study. 根據一項新研究,沒有所謂的「安全」飲酒量,飲酒量增加與大腦健康狀況較差有關。 In an observational study, which has not yet been peer-reviewed, researchers from the Unive…
 
即刻加入15Mins通勤學英語直播室,每週一9pm等你來說英文 : https://15minsengcafe.pse.is/46hm8k 主題: 跟讀挑戰 – Dyson 空氣清淨耳機 與 舒壓泡泡玩具 Dyson purifying headphones and Bubble pop fidget toy Dyson 空氣清淨耳機 Dyson has announced its most unusual product yet; a wearable air purifier with a pair of noise-cancelling headphones built in. 戴森宣布了其最不尋常的產品。內置一副降噪耳機的可穿戴式空氣淨化器。 Dyson said it starte…
 
每日英語跟讀 Ep.K368: About Germany - German firefighters ‘free’ high-school exam from locked safe Firefighters in the western German town of Bocholt received an unusual distress call Friday from a local high school after teachers were unable to open a safe containing the questions for a final-year exam that students were due to take. 德國西部博霍爾特鎮的消防員週五接到一通…
 
每日英語跟讀 Ep.K367: About Japan - Japanese robot can peel bananas cleanly Robots in Japan are found on factory floors carrying out simple tasks or delivering food to restaurant patrons but researchers have now unveiled a robot capable of executing the delicate task of peeling a banana without squashing the fruit inside. 日本的機器人常見到在工廠裡執行簡單的工作或是分送食物給餐廳顧客,…
 
Summary: Vintage designer pieces have always been desirable in the secondhand market, especially if they’re rare or archive pieces. Vivienne Westwood, Versace and Tom Ford-era Gucci are among some of the most popular brands among vintage lovers. Angel and I discuss why second-hand fashion should be seen different to vintage fashion. What does it ta…
 
每日英語跟讀 Ep.K366: Poor sleep may hinder attempts to maintain weight loss, study finds Poor sleep may undermine attempts to maintain weight loss, research has suggested. 研究說明,睡眠不足可能會破壞保持減肥的努力。 Millions of people who are overweight or obese manage to lose weight every year. But many often then face a struggle to keep the pounds creeping back. 每年有數百萬超重或…
 
每日英語跟讀 Ep.K365: British Museum facing legal action over Parthenon sculptures 3D scan refusal The British Museum is facing legal action from one of the UK’s leading heritage preservation organizations over its refusal to allow the 3D scanning of a piece in its Parthenon sculptures collection. 大英博物館正面臨英國領導遺產保護組織的法律訴訟,該組織拒絕允許對其帕台農神廟雕塑系列中的一件作品進行 3D 掃描。…
 
Topic: 對現狀不滿拉美從傾右變傾左 Leftists Replacing Right-Wing Leaders Across Latin America In the final weeks of 2021, Chile and Honduras voted decisively for leftist presidents to replace leaders on the right, extending a significant, multiyear shift across Latin America. 在2021年的最後幾周,智利和宏都拉斯果斷地投票支援 左翼總統取代右翼領導人,延續 了整個拉丁美洲長達數年的重大轉變。 This year, leftist politici…
 
主題: 讓兒時夢想成真 Make your childhood dream come true 畫的動詞: Draw - 畫 Doodle - 塗鴉/亂畫 Sketch - 素描/速寫 圖畫呈現: Illustration - 插畫 Comic strip - 四格漫畫 Manga - 漫畫 Graphic novel - 圖像小說 猜一猜,這個漫畫英文名是什麼 Kamehameha (Dragon Ball) High school student kills criminals by writing names into a notebook (Death Note) Young ninjas go on an adventure to become the greatest ninja…
 
每日英語跟讀 Ep.K364: Hard Questions From Students Across Europe As they returned from playing tag at recess on a recent sunny morning, the red-cheeked children had lots of questions. 在最近一個陽光明媚的早晨,當他們在課間休息時玩完抓鬼回來時,玩的滿臉通紅的孩子們問很多問題。 “Russia is big enough; why does he want more land?” Max, 11, his eyes on an atlas, asked his teacher about President Vladimir…
 
每日英語跟讀 Ep.K363: About health - Screen-Time Before Bed Can Disrupt Sleep Digital screen time before bed can have a negative impact on the quality of your sleep. A US study found that as little as eight minutes of exposure to blue light keeps you mentally stimulated for over one hour, which tends to throw off the body’s circadian rhythm or biological…
 
本集節目由五十年醬油品牌 豆油伯贊助播出,好醬油 豆油伯直接幫你送到家 Summary: Soy sauce is arguably the most important seasoning in Asian cooking. Its well-balanced, salty-sweet taste and deep layer of umami richness make nearly all foods taste more delicious and satisfying. Its uses range from a dab on sushi to a splash into noodle soups and stir-fries, as well as the featured fl…
 
每日英語跟讀 Ep.K362: The Era of the Foreign Correspondent Is Over It will be named for a word that is the same in dozens of languages. It will recruit English-speaking journalists from countries like India and Singapore to cover the news. And according to its cofounder, “The era of the foreign correspondent is over.” 它將會是在幾十種語言中相同的單詞。它將從印度和新加坡等國招募講英語的記者…
 
每日英語跟讀 Ep.K361: Farm animals and humans should be treated the same, children say Children think farm animals deserve to be treated as well as human beings but lose this belief in adolescence, a groundbreaking study has found. 一項開創性的研究發現,孩子們認為農場動物應該像人類一樣受到對待,但在青春期就失去了這種信念。 Researchers from the universities of Exeter and Oxford asked a group of Briti…
 
Topic: About Canada - Quebec unlocks world’s only maple syrup strategic reserve Quebec Maple Syrup Producers(QMSP)is releasing more than half of the world’s only strategic reserve of 45 million kg of maple syrup to keep up with soaring demand - avoiding a sticky situation for pancake lovers. 魁北克楓糖漿商會(QMSP)正釋出全球僅有的4500萬公斤楓糖漿戰略儲備的逾半儲量,以滿足高漲的需求,避免鬆餅迷無…
 
主題: 英語慣用語系列 – 家用品相關慣用語 Household Items Idioms (No) Strings Attached 無條件 Meaning: Without additional obligations, without conditions Example: I’m giving you the money. Pay me back if you can, but don’t worry about it. There are no strings attached. A Needle in a Haystack 大海撈針 Meaning: Trying to find something that is mixed in with many similar items…
 
每日英語跟讀 Ep.K360: Ballet is hard enough. What Happens When You Lose a Year? In ballet when you lose a year, you lose a lot. It takes years of sacrifice and training to become a professional, and the performing life of a dancer is short. 在芭蕾的世界,你失去一年,你的損失可就大了。經過多年犧牲訓練才能成為一個專業舞者,表演生涯卻頗為短暫。 For elite ballet dancers, a solid career lasts around 15 years …
 
每日英語跟讀 Ep.K359: About medicine - Scientists publish the first complete human genome Scientists on Thursday published the first complete human genome, filling in gaps remaining after previous efforts while offering new promise in the search for clues regarding disease-causing mutations and genetic variation among the world’s 7.9 billion people. 科學家週…
 
新的一季Vocab,我們會每週週三準時上架,讓大家收聽全英時事討論,吸收主題相關詞彙用語以及觀點~ 也開放聽眾來信或投稿主題喔! 15Mins主持群祝所有女兒、媳婦、母親、奶奶、曾奶奶,母親節,女王節快樂! Summary: Celebrations of mothers and motherhood can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who held festivals in honor of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele, but the clearest modern precedent for Mother’s Day is the early Christian fe…
 
每日英語跟讀 Ep.K358: Fashion, fabrics and fishtails: Why we need to talk about what female classical performers wear Discussing clothing is something of a taboo in classical music, for performers as much as critics. “Most musicians don’t feel like they can talk about it,” says Jocelyn Lightfoot, managing director of the London Chamber Orchestra. There i…
 
每日英語跟讀 Ep.K357: About India - India’s Harnaaz Sandhu is crowned Miss Universe 2021 Harnaaz Sandhu of India was crowned Miss Universe 2021 on Sunday, marking the end of a controversial pageant hosted in southern Israel. 印度的哈娜茲‧桑德胡週日加冕成為2021年環球小姐,為這場在以色列南部舉行且爭議不斷的選美比賽劃下句點。 The pageant was held in the resort city of Eilat, with 80 women from around th…
 
Topic: Woman cut rope holding painters 26 floors high A resident of a high-rise condominium in Thailand cut the support rope for two painters, apparently angry she wasn’t told they would be doing work, and left them hanging above the 26th floor. 泰國一棟高層公寓大廈的一名住戶,剪斷2名外牆油漆工的支撐繩索,讓他們懸吊在26樓高,顯然是對未被告知施工一事動怒。 The woman is facing attempted murder and prope…
 
主題: 常混肴的日常動詞 Sit / Set / Seat To Sit It describes an action undertaken by the subject of a clause. The verb “to sit” does not express the kind of action that can be DONE TO anything. Example sentences: I SIT here every day. (She SITS here.) I SAT here yesterday. I WILL SIT here tomorrow. I AM SITTING here right now. I HAVE SAT here every day for ye…
 
每日英語跟讀 Ep.K348: About dogs - In Peru, dogs ’marry’ on Valentine’s Day Cynthia Ceballos’ celebration of Valentine’s Day in Peru’s capital Lima was not about her own love life: it was about the marriage of two of her small fluffy white dogs. 辛希雅.塞巴洛斯在秘魯首都利馬的情人節慶祝活動與她自己的愛情生活無關:而是她的兩隻毛茸茸的小白狗結為連理。 Dressed in Andean-inspired clothing, Ceballos’ dogs were…
 
每日英語跟讀 Ep.K355: Wanted in France: Thousands of Workers as Hotels and Restaurants Reopen For six months, Christophe Thiriet has waited for France’s grinding national lockdowns to be lifted so he can reopen his company’s restaurants and hotels in a picturesque corner of eastern France and recall the 150 employees who were furloughed months ago. 六個月來,…
 
新的一季Vocab,我們會每週週三準時上架,讓大家收聽全英時事討論,吸收主題相關詞彙用語以及觀點~ 也開放聽眾來信或投稿主題喔! Summary: Angel and I talk about the sakura-gazing season that is just around the corner. For the travel enthusiasts, travelling to Japan is out of the question during the pandemic, but what are our alternatives? Where can we go in Taiwan for sakura-gazing? Come and write to us! Taiwan…
 
每日英語跟讀 Ep.K354: How the Wealthy World Has Failed Poor Countries During the Pandemic Like much of the developing world, Pakistan was alarmingly short of doctors and medical facilities long before anyone had heard of COVID-19. Then the pandemic overwhelmed hospitals, forcing some to turn away patients. As fear upended daily life, families lost liveli…
 
每日英語跟讀 Ep.K353: About Canada - Quebec unlocks world’s only maple syrup strategic reserve Quebec Maple Syrup Producers(QMSP)is releasing more than half of the world’s only strategic reserve of 45 million kg of maple syrup to keep up with soaring demand - avoiding a sticky situation for pancake lovers. 魁北克楓糖漿商會(QMSP)正釋出全球僅有的4500萬公斤楓糖漿戰略儲備的逾半儲量,以滿足高漲的…
 
Topic: Newspapers in New York, Like Their Readers, Are Vanishing Kenny Hospot is in some ways a typical reader of The Daily News. He’s a construction worker from Queens who’s lived in the city most of his life. He always liked reading the comics and the horoscope in The News. 就某些方面而言,肯尼.霍斯帕堪稱每日新聞報的典型讀者。他是紐約市皇后區的一個建築工人,這一生大多數時間都住在這個城市。他一向愛看該報的漫畫和星座運…
 
主題:形容有趣跟善良還有什麼說法 Other ways to say “interesting” and “kind” Other ways to say – Interesting 有趣 adj. -Fascinating 迷人 Yesterday we went to a fascinating new cafe. -Striking 驚人 Her make-up was very striking. -Buzzworthy 值得討論 He even paid employees to find buzzworthy stories for him to tweet. -Intriguing 有趣/使有興趣 He found an intriguing subject for the f…
 
每日英語跟讀 Ep.K352: About Japan - JR East to raise fares by 10 yen to improve disabled accessibility East Japan Railway Co. (JR East) will become the first railway operator to hike passenger fares and use the funds to improve accessibility for the disabled. 東日本旅客鐵道公司(JR東日本)將成為第一家調漲客運票價,並將這筆資金用來改善供殘障人士使用的無障礙設施的鐵道業者。 The plan is to tack on 10 yen (8 cent…
 
每日英語跟讀 Ep.K351: 侵權爭議大 紐約機器警犬計畫喊卡 NYPD Robot Dog’s Run Is Cut Short After Fierce Backlash When the New York Police Department acquired a robotic dog last year, officials heralded the four-legged device as a futuristic tool that could go places that were too dangerous to send officers. 當紐約市警局去年獲得一隻機器犬時,官員預告,這個四條腿的裝置是個未來性工具,能去因太過危險而無法派警員前往的地方執勤。 “This…
 
新的一季Vocab,我們會每週週三準時上架,讓大家收聽全英時事討論,吸收主題相關詞彙用語以及觀點~ 也開放聽眾來信或投稿主題喔! Summary: Angel and I discuss the other uses of the word - "outlet" in situations other than in retail. Most Taiwanese people know the word "outlet" from "outlet malls". Today, the malls are mega parks for families. Mitsui corporation is now opening outlet parks all over Taiwan to tap …
 
每日英語跟讀 Ep.K350: What to know about aphasia, Bruce Willis’ diagnosis The news that film star Bruce Willis has retired from acting due to aphasia has shone a spotlight on the poorly understood communication disorder. 電影明星布魯斯·威利斯(Bruce Willis)因失語症而退出演藝界的消息引起了人們對這種知之甚少的溝通障礙的關注。 “Aphasia just means that someone has a problem with language that they were…
 
每日英語跟讀 Ep.K349: About France - France bans unlimited sugary drink refills Restaurants and other spaces catering to the public in France have been banned from offering unlimited sugary drinks in an effort to reduce obesity. It is now illegal to sell unlimited soft drinks at a fixed price or offer them unlimited for free. 在法國,餐廳以及其他對公眾提供餐飲服務的場所,已被禁止無…
 
Topic: About animals - Treating wounds with insects: the strange habits of Gabon chimps How to treat a wound? For humans, the first instinct would be to disinfect it and then cover it with a bandage. But chimpanzees have invented a more creative method: catching insects and applying them directly to the open wound. 應該如何處理傷口呢?對於人類來說,第一個反應是對其進行消毒,然後用…
 
Source: https://www.insider.com/what-to-bring-to-disney-parks-someone-who-goes-frequently-2022-4#an-umbrella-is-a-must-in-rainy-climates-9 A reusable water bottle comes in handy and cuts costs 隨身水瓶好用又省錢 Bringing a reusable water bottle is an absolute necessity because buying bottled water in the parks is extremely overpriced and staying hydrated in…
 
每日英語跟讀 Ep.K348: It’s Sitting Pretty in Ink To be a magazine reader these days is to lament — unless you are reading The World of Interiors, published since 1982 by Condé Nast Britain but widely available on American newsstands, where it sells for $9.99 per issue. 在這個時代身為雜誌讀者,如今就是在哀歎——除非你正在閱讀《室內設計世界》(The World of Interiors),該書自1982年以來由康泰納仕英國公司(Condé…
 
每日英語跟讀 Ep.K347: Venice Gets a Grip on a Star Architect’s Slippery Bridge As tourists wandered obliviously on the glass floor of the footbridge, locals proceeded with caution. Venetians made sure to walk on the narrow stone strip at the center, some lifting fogged glasses to keep their eyes on the ground. When a visitor tripped, they barely lifted t…
 
新的一季Vocab,每週週三準時上架,讓大家收聽全英時事討論,吸收主題相關詞彙用語以及觀點~ 也開放聽眾來信或投稿主題喔! Summary: The cha chaan teng – or "tea restaurant" – is the Hong Kong equivalent of the "greasy spoon" cafe, or perhaps the American diner. Frequented by everyone from tough construction workers to sharp-suited bankers to roughing-it celebs craving the cheap dishes they were brought up on…
 
每日英語跟讀 Ep.K346: Our Ever-Expanding Virus Vernacular The coronavirus pandemic has upended all kinds of human behavior, including speech. Conversations are mediated by masks and screens, their sentences strung together with new vocabulary: medical terms, political mandates and slang devised to take the clinical edge off. 新冠肺炎大流行顛覆了包括言語在內的各種人類行為。對話中都看…
 
每日英語跟讀 Ep.K345: About Science - Ants have the ability to sniff out cancer in humans, study reveals Ants have the ability to sniff out cancerous cells in humans, a new study has discovered, suggesting they could be used for cancer diagnosis in future. 一項新研究發現,螞蟻能嗅出人體內的癌細胞,這表明螞蟻可用於未來對癌症的診斷。 Researchers from the French National Centre for Scientific R…
 
Topic: About scientific research - Certain Junk Foods Could Be Messing With Your Brain’s Appetite Control, Study Finds Emerging evidence in humans suggests a typically Western high-fat, high-sugar ’junk food’ diet can quickly undermine your brain’s appetite control. 在人類中新發現的證據顯示,含有高脂高糖「垃圾食物」的典型西方飲食,可以快速破壞大腦對食慾的控制。 After indulging in a week-long bin…
 
英語慣用語系列 旅遊相關慣用語 Travel related idioms To hit the road To hit the road means to start a journey or to leave. It can also be used in normal, daily life when you decide it’s time for you to go home. For example: “We have to be there by 10 am, so we’re hitting the road early tomorrow” or “I’ve been here long enough, it’s time I hit the road”. To catch …
 
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