1. nowadays
    Used to show contrast to the past.
    e.g. Most people nowadays are aware of the importance of a healthy diet.

  2. they are seen but not heard
    表示小孩在客人面前不能随便说话
    被束缚、不能表达心声
    e.g. Vice presidents are seen but not heartd.

  3. approachable
    雅俗共赏
    People that friendly and easy to talk used especially about those in important positions
    inapproachable / unapproachable(现在多用) 阳春白雪

  4. Grand piano
    演奏钢琴、三角钢琴
    upright piano 普通钢琴

  5. Defy anyone to do sth.
    倒要看看谁能
    e.g. defying anyone can reach there

  6. thoughtful
    提前准备(礼物等)

+ considerate 为人着想
+ caring 照顾小动物

  1. half-heartedly
    半心半意
    whole-heartedly 全心全意

  2. faltering
    犹豫的
    e.g. I’m faltering.

  3. all fingers and thumbs
    笨手笨脚
    could count of the fingers on one hand 屈指可数

  4. 打招呼

+ how are things going?
+ how is it going?
+ how goes it?
+ how are you?

  1. emit
    排放、释放(贬)
    e.g. carbon emittion

  2. hold a discordat view
    意见相左

  3. reign
    统治
    e.g. At last silent reign again.
    e.g. During the queen’s reign.
    e.g. Calm reign over the city.

  4. 乐器的学习

+ learning the French horn.
+ practice the clarinet.
+ studied piano (作为专业,不加冠词)
+ took up the trumpet 喇叭
+ dropped / gave up the violin
+ teaches the flute

  1. learn (the hard way)
    自己急高代价(学习)
    e.g. He found out the hard way that crime doesn’t pay.

  2. content oneself with something
    退而求其次
    e.g. As there’s no cream, we’ll have to content ourself with black coffee.

  3. memory of sth

+ remind me of
+ makes me think of

  1. make up for sth.
    弥补
    *e.g. make up for the lost.**

  2. She will make him a good wife
    = She will be a good wife of him.

  3. so much as
    竟然
    e.g. He didn’t so much as look at her. 他看都没看她一眼