英语日常口语 Unit51:Summertime blues

本单元是关于夏日的烦闷的对话

Alice: It's nice to be back but I do miss the excitement of the World Cup. I'm bored!
Helen: Oh thanks very much!
Alice: I didn't mean you! I just mean it's a bit hard to come back to reality that's all.
Tim: Who says we have to? Why don't we do something to cheer ourselves up?
Alice: Like what?
Michal: Go to the pub.
Alice: No, it's too smoky.
Tim: Go to a nightclub.
Helen: It's too noisy.
Michal: How about going to the cinema?
Alice: There's nothing on I really want to see.
Michal: We could have a party.
Alice: What are we celebrating?
Michal: You know it's almost a year since I came to live here.
Tim: Perfect! We'll have our first anniversary party!

Vocabulary:(字汇)

to cheer someone up:(让某人高兴起来)
to make someone feel happier

an anniversary:(周年)
a day that is exactly a year or a number of years after a particular event (for example, It's our 25th wedding anniversary next week)

a fancy-dress party: (化妆宴会)
a party where people dress up in costumes (often dressed as famous people)


本单元的语言点是后缀,在一个单字的后面加上字尾就可以将名词转为形容词,或是将形容词转为名词。举例来说,将名词 'noise' 字尾的 e 去掉,加上 Y 就成了形容词 'noisy' 。

Suffixes

You can make some nouns into adjectives or adjectives into nouns by adding suffixes (extra letters at the end of the word).
For example, you can make the noun 'noise' into an adjective by taking off the 'e' and adding 'y' to make 'noisy'.
Here is some of the most common suffixes:


Making nouns into adjectives:(名词转为形容词)

-able
knowledge - knowledgeable
fashion - fashionable
comfort - comfortable

-al
nature - natural
accident - accidental
music - musical

-ous
danger - dangerous
fame - famous
adventure - adventurous

-y
health - healthy
cream - creamy
mess – messy

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