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WORK

网购

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  • Motivation 动力, 积极性 

  • Enthusiastic 热情 

  • Balance 平衡 

  • Social life 社交生活 

  • Perks 额外收入, 待遇 

  • Compensate 补偿 

  • Generous 慷慨的 

  • “These days he really lacks motivation, but he used to be very enthusiastic”.

  • “This year I’ve been finding it really difficult to find a good balance between my work and social life”.

  • “The job didn’t offer a great salary, however it did have many other perks”.

  • “I often have to work overtime, but my boss usually compensates me quite generously".

DREAMS

梦想

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  • Dream 梦想 

  • Foretell 预言

  • Pleasant 令人愉快的 

  • Nightmares 噩梦 

  • Terrifying 可怕的 

  • Imagination 想象力 

  • Prophecy 预言(能力)

  • Fulfil 实现(愿望) 

  • Interpret 口译, 翻译 

  • Significance 意义, 重要性

  • “His imagination ran wild in his dreams!”

  • Pleasant dreams can offer a lovely escape from reality, but nightmares can be terrifying”.

  • “The prophecy was fulfilled, and everything she was told became true”.

  • “He believed that many of his dreams could foretell the future”.

  • “My dreams have been so strange recently, so I bought a book on dream interpretation to try and understand their meanings”.

  • “I keep having the same dream over and over again, surely there must be some significance”.

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CAREERS

职业

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  • Career 职业, 事业

  • White collar 白领

  • Blue collar 蓝领 

  • Income 收入 

  • Manual labour 体力劳动 

  • Opposed 相反的 

  • Start-up 开始, 启动 

  • Secure / security 有保证的

  • Prospects 前途 

  • Lifestyle 生活方式​

  • "During her careershe worked with some of the top people in her industry".

  • “He was always the top of his class, but preferred manual labouras opposedto office work”.

  • “The incomegap between white collarand blue collar workers can be huge”.

  • “Working for a start-upcompany may not offer a lot of security, but can provide good future prospects”.

  • “His level of incomecan’t support his current lifestyle”.

CLIMATE CHANGE

气候变化

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  • Disease 疾病 

  • Inform 通知 

  • Deteriorate 恶化

  • Spread 传播 

  • Urgent 紧急

  • Condition 情况 / 状况

  • Heal 愈合

  • “Some of the meat being sold was found to be diseased”.

  • “Please inform me immediately if her health deteriorates in any way”.

  • “The vicious disease spread extremely rapidly”.

  • “It’s urgent that I see a doctor, before my condition gets worse”.

  • “There are various forms of treatment that we can try in order for you to heal as quickly as possible”.

INVENTIONS

发明

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  • Online 网上

  • Service 服务

  • Convenient / Convenience 方便

  • Products 产品 

  • Disappointment 失望

  • Advantage 优势

  • Disadvantage 劣势

  • Outweigh 比……更重要 

  • Online shopping and the use of online services have become the norm for many people”.

  • “One of the main advantages of shopping online is the convenience”.

  • "Without being able to see the products in person, there is always the danger of disappointment when the products arrive”.

  • “Most people would agree that the advantages of online shopping outweigh the disadvantages”.

PAST VS. PRESENT

过去和现在

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  • Technology 技术 

  • Developing 发展 

  • Impact 影响, 冲击 

  • Lifestyle 生活方式 

  • Comfortable 舒适的 

  • Industry 行业 

  • Extremely 极其 

  • Competitive 竞争的

  • Technology seems to be developing at a faster pace than ever before”.

  • “In my opinion, I think technology has had a huge impact on our lifestyles”.

  • “Many areas of technology have helped to make our lives more comfortable, but also made us much lazier”.

  • “The technology industry is extremely competitive, but can also offer great rewards".