【托福】托福英语听力 常见句子集锦
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例1:take a rain check 改天吧   Model:[1998.8.北美(29)]   —— Can you come over for dinner tonight? (今天晚上来吃饭好吗?)   —— I’m up to my ears in work,so I’ll have to take a rain check.(我工作很忙,改日吧。)   例2: lost count 弄不清楚   Model:[2000.1.(21)]   —— Ever since your girlfriend moved to Bridgeport,you are always driving there.How many trips a week do you make anyway?(自从你的女友搬到Bridgeport,你老是开车去看她。一周去几次啊?)   ——I have lost count,but I can do it with my eyes closed.(搞不清楚了,但我闭着眼也能摸过去。)   例3: be in another world 精神恍惚;魂不守舍   Model:[1996.5.(25)]   —— Pete’s really out of it these days.(Pete 这几天有点心不在焉。)   —— Yeah,I know.Ever since he met Ann,he’s been in another world.(我同意。自从他遇见Ann,他就魂不守舍了。)   例4: make yourself at home 随意,随便   Model:[1999.8.(7)]   —— Do you mind if I take off my jacket?(你介意我脱下夹克吗?)   —— Of course not,make yourself at home.(当然不介意,随意一点!)   例5: save your breath 省口气吧;别白费口舌了   Model:[1995.10.(14)]   —— Hey? John! John!(嘿,John! John!)   —— Save your breath.He"s out of earshot.(省口气吧。他已经听不到了。)   例6: make sense 有意义,理解   Model:[1999.1.(29)]   —— The plot of that movie is hard to follow.(那部电影的情节很难跟得上。)   —— It makes more sense the second time.(再看一遍就理解了。)   例7: cost sb.an arm and a leg 非常昂贵   Model:[1999。1。(4)]   ——Did you see the diamond ring Bill gave to Linda?(你看到Bill送给Linda的钻戒了吗?)   ——I sure did.It must have cost him an arm and a leg.(当然了。那一定很昂贵。)   例8:burn a hole in one’s pocket 很快地被花光   Model:[1997.10 ]   ——Have you saved enough to buy that new printer for your computer yet? (你攒足钱给你的电脑买一台新打印机了吗?)   ——You know money seems to be burning a hole in my pocket lately .Maybe next month.(这几个月我花钱如流水。也许下个月吧。)   例9:fill one’s shoes 很好地顶替;令人满意地替代   Model:[1997.8.]   ——Have you heard that Professor Jones is retiring? (你听说Jones教授要退休了吗?)   ——Yes.The faculty won’t find anyone to fill her shoes.(是的。学校将很难找到合适的人来代替她。)   例10:is ice cold 表示理所当然   Model:[1995.10.]   ——Does Prof.Ford always come to class? (Ford教授总是来上课吗?)   ——Is ice cold? (当然了。)   例11:like apples and oranges 用来表示无法相比的事物   Model:[1997.1.]   ——Which game do you think is more difficult to learn,chess or bridge? (你认为桥牌和象棋哪个更难学?)   ——They are like apples and oranges.(它俩没法比较。)   例12:look for a needle in a hay stack 大海捞针   Model:[1990.1.]   ——We are supposed to meet John here at the train station.(我们要在火车站接John。)   ——That’s like looking for a needle in a hay stack .(那可真是大海捞针。)   例13:lose one’s train of 忘记   Model:[1995.1.]   ——When you interrupted me,you made me lose my train of thought.(你打断了我的思考,我忘记我在想什么了。)   例14:meet each other half way 相互妥协,让步   Model:[1992.8.]   ——My chemistry project is in trouble because my partner and I had totally different ideas about how to proceed.(我的化学课题出问题了。在进展问题上,我与我的合作者意见完全不同。)   ——You should try to meet each other half way.(你们应该相互妥协。)   例15:on the dot 准时;正点   Model:[1992.8.]   ——Did you and Amanda really meet exactly five minutes to two in front of the theatre? (你和Amanda确实在差5分两点的时候到达剧院门口了吗?)   ——Yes,we were both there on the dot.(是的,我俩都准点到达。)   例16:once and for all 最后一次;干脆   Model:[1996.1.] ——I am going to tell that neighbor of mine to turn down that music once and for all.(我要最后一次告诉我那个邻居把音乐声关小。)   ——I see why you are angry.But I’ve always found that the polite route is the most effective.(我明白你为什么恼火。但我总觉得礼貌的方式是最有效的。)   例17:out of earshot 不在听力所及范围   Model:[1995.10.]   ——Hey? John! John! (嗨! John! John! )   ——Save your breath.He’s out of earshot.(省口气吧,他听不见。)   例18:out of this world 非常好   Model:[1995.10.]   ——Have you tried Susan’s apple pie? (你试过Susan的苹果派吗?)   ——I got the last piece.And it was out of this world.(我拿到最后一块。好吃极了。)   例19:play by ear 随机应变,视情形而定   Model:[1989.8.]   ——Marty,are you doing anything special for your presentation in political science tomorrow? (Marty,你在为明天的政治学演讲准备与众不同的材料吗?) ——Not really,because the class so often turns into a discussion,I’ve decided to play it by ear.(不。那门课常常最后变成讨论。我决定视情形而定。)   例20: ring a bell 令人想起某件事;听起来耳熟   Model:[1992.10.]   ——That name just doesn’t ring a bell with me.(那个名字我一点也不熟。)   例21:share a common outlook 有共同的观点   Model: [1991.1.]   ——Jeff and Alan share a common outlook on life.(Jeff 和Alan对于生活有共同的观点。)   例22:six of one and half-a-dozen of the other 半斤八两;没什么区别   Model: [1989.1.]   ——I can’t decide whether to take anthropology or geology this term.(我决定不了这学期是选人类学还是地理课。)   ——It’s six of one and half-a-dozen of the other.(两门无甚差别。)   例23:stick around 在附近逗留或等待   Model: [1995.5.]   ——Leaving the party so soon? We’re just getting ready to cut the cake.(这么早就要走?我们刚准备要切蛋糕。)   ——Sorry,I can’t stick around.(对不起,我不能继续待在这儿了。)   例24:stick with 继续做,坚持   Model: [1996.8.]   ——I wonder what this new flavor of ice cream tastes like? (我想知道这种新的冰激凌是什么味道?)   ——I tried it last week.If I were you,I would stick with an old favorite.(上周我吃过,若我是你,我会继续吃以前爱吃的那种。)   例25:straighten out 扯平;结清   Model: [1996.1.]   ——I almost forgot.I still owe you ten dollars from the other night.Do you have change for a twenty? (我差点忘了。不久前的一个晚上我借了你10块钱,到现在还没还呢,你现在能找开20元的吗?)   ——Oh,not at the moment.Let’s just straighten it out some other time.(哦,现在不能。以后再结清吧。)   例26:toss and turn (身体)翻来覆去(通常表示难以入睡)   Model: [1993.1.]   ——Last night I tossed and turned in bed,too exhausted to sleep.(昨晚我辗转反侧,怎么也睡不着)   例27:turn one’s back (在别人遇到困难时)不愿帮助   Model: [1990.10.]   ——He’ll turn his back on me if I ask for money.(我若向他借钱,他就会不理我。)   例28:under the weather 身体不适,生病   Model: [1996.10.(26)] ——It’s good to see you,Mary.How have you been? (看见你真高兴,Mary。你好吗?)   ——Actually I have been feeling under the weather recently.(其实这两天我身子不大舒服。)   例29:bite off more than one can chew 贪多嚼不烂;心有余而力不足;不自量力;力不从心   Model:   ——I hear you’ve been taking an advanced physics course this semester.How’s it going? (我听说这学期你在上高等物理课。这门课怎么样?)   ——I think I’ve bitten off more than I can chew.(我是心有余而力不足啊。)   例30:break new ground 创新   Model:   ——His architectural design broke new ground in the field.(他的建筑设计是这个领域里的创新。)   例31:do the trick 做成功;达到理想的结果   Model:   ——I’ve been trying to get the furnace started,but I can’t find the right switch.(我尽力想让炉子燃起来,可不知道该按哪个键。)   ——Here,I believe this one in the back will do the trick.(这里,我相信后面按这个键,可以让炉子燃起来。)   例32:drag one’s feet 行动缓慢;磨磨蹭蹭不情愿   Model:   ——How’s Bob coming along on his dissertation proposal? (Bob的论文计划进展地怎么样了?)   ——He’s really been dragging his feet.(他很磨蹭的。)   例33:draw the line 拒绝,拒不容忍   Model:   ——Paul expects me to clean the room every week.(Paul想让我每周打扫房间。)   ——That’s where I draw the line.(可是我绝对不会答应的。   例34:feel down in the dumps 心情不好;情绪低落   Model:   ——Kate was really feeling down in the dumps about her latest chemistry assignment.(Kate为最近的化学作业成绩感到很沮丧。)   例35:few and far between 不多;少而分散的;不常碰到或发现的;稀少的   Model:   ——Steve is really a terrific guy.(Steve真是不简单。)   ——He sure is.Ones like him are few and far between.(当然。像他那样的人可不多见。)   例36:fit as a fiddle 身体很健康   Model:   —— Harry! How have you been? I haven’t seen you in ages.(Harry,你好吗?好久没看见你了。)   ——I’m fit as a fiddle.This exercise program I’m following is terrific.(我身体好极了。我正进行的这个锻炼计划太棒了。) 例37:grin and bear 任劳任怨;毫无怨言地忍受   Model:   ——Carla,I can’t take this job any longer.(Carla,我不能再做这份工作了。)   ——If you need the money,you’ll just have to grin and bear it.( 如果你需要钱,你就得忍耐。)   例38:hit the spot (特指吃了食物,喝了饮料之后)精神完全恢复过来或感到满足;恢复精力;提精神   Model:   ——This Lemonade sure hits the spot.(柠檬汁太提神了。)   ——And how! (当然了!)   例39:keep between the two of us 不让第三者知道,保密   Model:   ——What I’m going to say is rather personal,so let’s keep between the two of us.(我要讲的纯属私事,所以希望你能保密。)   例40:know a thing or two about 略知一二   Model:   ——Do you think Andy could help us plan the camping trip to West Virginia? (你认为Andy会帮我们计划去西弗吉尼亚州野营吗?)   ——Well,since he spends every summer there,he might know a thing or two about it.(可能吧。他每个夏天都去那儿,应该知道一些事儿。)   托福英语听力贵在积累,希望考生可以多坚持多练习,相信最终胜利会属于你!

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