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1.BBC LEARNING ENGLISH
2.工商時報 The Wall Street Journal

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Collin: Have you ever heard of the "little mermaid statue" in Denmark?
Anne: Sure. It's a famous landmark in Copenhagen. I also know the statue was sculpted to commemorate the works of Hans Christian Andersen. Why do you ask?
Collin: I read a news report in The China Post that said last week, the mermaid was found draped in a Muslim dress and head scarf.

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Cole: What's new?
Ana: Check this out. I read a story on the Web site that said a 9-year-old German girl was seen crying in a window, holding a sign up saying "Help! Please call the police!"
Cole: That's terrible! Someone had to have helped her.

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Ann: Hey Nick. You look like a panda with those black circles under your eyes! How was your Europe trip?
Nick: It was awesome. I had a hard time dealing with my jet lag, though.
Ann: I bet you drank a lot of coffee. I saw a story yesterday that will make your eyes pop out of your head.

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Nicholas: The price of gasoline is soaring! Filling up my car's tank is eating into my money.
Anna: Yeah. I saw a news report in The China Post that said gasoline prices hit a record hight for the second week in a row. In my opinion, it's not completely a bad thing though.
Nicholas: How come?

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  The name "Michael" is of Hebrew origin and means "he who resembles God." In the Bible, Michael and Gabriel are the only two archangels who have personal names. It is also one of the top 50 most popular boy's names in England(Wikipedia). Many saints, emperors and kings share this name. Variants of this name include Mickey, Mike, and Mitchell. Famous people who share this name include star singer Michael Jackson and legendary NBA player Michael Jordan.

  The girl name "Sophia" as Greek origins and means "wisdom." Sophia's history can be traced back to ancient times. Some consider "Sofia" the mother goddess of the Middle East. Variants of this name include Sofia, Sonia and Sophie, the French form of Sophia. Celebrities who have this name include French movie star Sophie Marceau and American singer Sophie Tucker.

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Mitchell: You know what? I just saw a shoplifter caught in a retail store. They turned him to the police.
Sophie: That should definitely teach him a lesson. Last week I read a nows report on The China Post about a female shoplifter caught in a Wal-Mart store. In lieu of a 60-days jail term, the perpetrator chose to stand outside the store with signs reading "I am a thief; I stole from Wal-Mart."
Mitchell: Whoa! Talk about giving someone a lesson!

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trophy n, 戰勝紀念品(如武器、旗幟之類), (競賽所得之)獎品;獎杯
powder n. 粉;微粒狀物質
powder case 化裝粉

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Mike: What's new?
Sonia: You know what a "baby hatch" is?
Mike: A place to hatch babies?

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Mickey: The blazing heat is cooking me. It's only late spring but the temperature says "middle of summer."
Sofia: Tell me about it. Global warming is a real hot topic lately. According to a news report I read on Yahoo!, the warm temperature melted an area of western Antarctica that adds up to the size of California!
Mickey: Whoa! That's terrible. People have to do something to stop it.

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Sophia: How's your weekend?
Michael: Nothing special. I spend hours at home watching TV. You know, I'm a couch potato and it's too late for me to change.
Sophia: You should do some outdoor activities! According to a news report I read on the China Post, the most TV adolescents watch, the more likely they are to develop attention and learning problems.

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生活中要學英文的機會實在太多了,
以前實在都沒留意 :-)
以下是 game "Big City Adventure" 中實用的日用品單字

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  Alexander is from the Greek name Alexandros, meaning "Man's defender, warrior." The name is also one of the titles of the Greek goddess Hera. Famous people who share this name include American actor Alec Baldwin and Ancient Greek military commander Alexander the Great.

  Sarah is of Hebrew origin meaning "princess," "goddess," or "high holy one." In the Bible, Sarah was Abraham's wife, and her story is told in the Book of Genesis of the 15th most popular name given to newborns in the USA in 2005(Wikipedia), can also be spelled "Sara." Famous people include American Actress Sarah Jessica Parker, best known for her role in the hit TV series "Sex and the City."

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A Bleeding Heart
1。淌血的心
2。a left-leaning political liberal (政治上左傾的自由派)

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Alec: I read an impressive story last night. Before I tell the story, tell me what kind of activity you'll do when you're in your 70s.
Sari: I'll probably want to retain an active lifestyle. Perhaps I'll walk dogs in a park or play Majang.
Alec: Well, check this out. A 75-year-old black woman named Barbara just finished a "North Pole trek," making her the first black woman and one of the oldest people to accomplish the feat.

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Al: Climate change and global warming are hot issues recently. There seems to be a TV news report on it every hour!
Sadie: Indeed, and in newspapers as well! I read a bilingual story on The China Post yesterday. It said that a six-year study has found that the cause of the "White Syndrome" coral disease that afflicts Australia's Great Barrier Reef is directly linked to warming sea temperatures.
Al: That's terrible. Looks like the Great Barrier Reef will come to a  bad end in the long run.

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Alex: I took my grandma to the hospital for a blood test last night and found out why she's been so reluctant to go.
Sara: How so?
Alex: To measure her blood sugar levels, the doctor pricked her finger for a drop of blood. Granted, it's not as bad as drawing blood with a syringe, but it's still rather uncomfortable.

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self interest is a shared interest==同時兼顧
untested bond==光說不練
their first born==渾身解數, 千方百計

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Alexander: Pandas are so cute. I wish I could be a panda for just on day.
Sarah: Come to your senses, my friend! Besides, even if it were possible, you'd better wish you were not a panda in China!
Alexander: How do you figure that?

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  John is Hebrew for "the Lord is gracious." There are dozens of variant forms, given names and surnames, male and female, have been created in almost every language. Celebs with this name include John F. Kennedy (U.S. former president) and American actor John Wayne.

  Peggy is the nickname of Greek name "Margaret" and means "pearl." Variants of this name include "Peg," "Paige," and "Peggie." Famous people who have this name include singer Peggy Lee, and actress Peggy Lipton.

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