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French Influence on English Language after the Norman Conquest!

Originally posted on Vikram Roy's Blog:
1066, the Duke of Normandy, the famous William sailed across the British Channel. He challenged King Harold of England in the struggle for the English throne. After winning the battle of Hastings William…

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The Story of ‘Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

IN former days there lived in a town of Persia two brothers, one named Kasim, and the other ‘Ali Baba. Their father divided a small inheritance equally between them. Kasim married a rich wife, and became a wealthy merchant. ‘Ali … Continue reading

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拉杆箱各部位的英文叫法 [CN]

拉杆箱一般叫做trolley case, 美国人喜欢叫piggy bag 外面的包括 拉杆:trolley(结构上分w/button 和w/o button,带不带按钮) 轮子:cart(溜冰轮:skate wheels,坦克轮:tank wheels等) 四个角是有蚯蚓管子的:shoulder piping/protection) 上面角有pvc保护的: shoulder cover 顶部有个插扣可以挂包的:buckle 主把手:main handle,侧把手:side handle 商标:logo 拉链:zipper(主要分5/8/10) 伸缩:expandable http://www.wtobag.com/news/2011/20111171585360801.shtml

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速记7000考研词汇 [CN]

16天记住7000考研词汇(第一天) 1.With my own ears I clearly heard the heart beat of the nuclear bomb. 我亲耳清楚地听到原子弹的心脏的跳动。 2. Next year the bearded bear will bear a dear baby in the rear. 明年,长胡子的熊将在后方产一头可爱的小崽. 3. Early I searched through the earth for earth … Continue reading

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Desiderata 记住努力追求幸福

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even … Continue reading

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NCE24:A skeleton in the cupboard

We often read in novels how a seemingly respectable person or family has some terrible secret which has been concealed from strangers for years. The English language possesses a vivid saying to describe this sort of situation. The terrible secret … Continue reading

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NCE23:One man’s meat is another man’s poison

People become quite illogical when they try to decide what can be eaten and what cannot be eaten. If you lived in the Mediterranean, for instance, you would consider octopus a great delicacy. You would not be able to understand … Continue reading

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NCE35: Justice was done

The word justice is usually associated with courts of law. We might say that justice has been done when a man’s innocence or guilt has been proved beyond doubt. Justice is part of the complex machinery of the law. Those … Continue reading

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英语高频词搭配

1. 随着经济的繁荣 with the booming of the economy 2. 随着人民生活水平的显著提高 with the remarkable improvement of people’s living standard 3. 先进的科学技术 advanced science and technology 4. 为我们日常生活增添了情趣 add much spice / flavor to our daily life 5. 人们普遍认为 It is commonly … Continue reading

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美国教授如何判别学生潜力

International applicants seeking assistantship/admission: please do not send me emails blindly without reading this. Every day I receive emails from international candidates for information, for advice, and especially requesting financial assistance. Unfortunately, I delete most of them without even reading … Continue reading

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