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【口說】12個常用IDIOMS (一)

托福這項語言檢定考試,聽力閱讀以選擇題為測驗方式,主要透過文章整題的主旨,前後文的理解程度作答。而口說及寫作就是測考生對於英文輸出的流暢度了。英文寫作注重邏輯的鋪陳以及考生對於換句話說這項能力的熟悉度,而口說相對於寫作,就比較活了。本篇文章,我整理了一些你可能聽過,但是還不敢用的英文慣用語提供給同學們參考。若是獨立題型剛好吻合到論點,在符合語意之下,能讓口說更上一層樓。



Idioms to do with habits:

1. CREATURE OF HABIT

人都是有慣性的生物,意思是我們常常做事都有一套固定的流程。不管是好的習慣或是壞的習慣,都是人性正常發揮。


Example without the usage:

My evening routine never changes, every night is the same thing over and over again.


Example with usage:

I am a creature of habit, especially when it comes to my evening routine.



2. BREAK THE HABIT

把壞習慣改掉 / 戒掉


Example without the usage:

My think my dad should stop smoking because it could lead to serious diseases.


Example with usage:

Smoking can lead to cancerous diseases, so I’m trying to get my dad to break this habit.

I think my dad should break the habit of smoking, because it does more harm than good.



3. OLD HABITS DIE HARD

已成習慣的舉動是很難改的


Example without the usage:

I have been going to bed at ungodly hours ever since college, it is hard for me to just change this habit.


Example with usage:

It is extremely hard for me to keep good hours, after all, old habits die hard.


More info:
https://www.englishlessonviaskype.com/english-idioms-related-to-habits/


Idioms about somebody’s character and personality

4. A people person

人氣王,很多朋友,很外向的人


Example without the usage:

Ben is very good at making friends, he is outgoing and easy to talk to.


Example with usage:

Ben is a people person, he can hit it off with anyone he meets.



5. Nerd

一個對於某學科有異常鑽研的人,刻板印象中的書呆子


Example without the usage:

I used to be obsessed with astrology in high school, a few of my friends and I even started an afterschool club together.


Example with usage:

My friends and I were a bunch of nerdy kids, we even started an afterschool astrology club! But those were the best days.



6. Down-to-earth

一個很真誠又務實的人


Example without the usage:

Even though my best friend and I come from different backgrounds, she never makes me feel beneath her or anything less than.


Example with usage:

Unlike the other rich kids in school, my best friend is down to earth and kind, treating others as equals with respect.



7. Early bird

一大早就開始新的一天的人


Example without the usage:

My mom usually starts her day at the crack of dawn and I’m always envious of how much time she has in the morning.


Example with usage:

I wish I were an early bird, this way, I wouldn’t have to rush all the time.



8. Full of oneself

一個自以為是,自戀的人


Example without the usage:

I can never stand those people who won’t stop talking about themselves in a conversation.


Example with usage:

I hate talking to people who are full of themselves, those conversations are absolutely mind-numbing.


More info:
https://www.englishlessonviaskype.com/idioms-describing-character-and-personality/


Idioms to do with one's mood:

9. On cloud nine

一個極致開心的狀態


Example without the usage:

She was extremely happy to learn that she got into her dream school.


Example with usage:

When she got the acceptance letter from her dream school, she was on cloud nine.



10. Spaced out / Zoned out

恍神或是出神的狀態


Example without the usage:

I used to get scolded by my teachers for not paying attention in class.


Example with usage:

Whenever I zoned out in class, my teachers would always scold me and call me out.



11. Fed up

一個踩到耐心底線的狀態


Example without the usage:

One time I got mad at my sister for her attitude, I have just had enough of her treating me unkindly.


Example with usage:

One time I got mad at my sister because I was fed up with her passive aggressive attitude.



12. Under the weather

生病或身體不適的狀態


Example without the usage:

I left work early because I felt like I was about to catch a cold.


Example with usage:

I took a leave from work because I was feeling under the weather.



More info:
https://englishlive.ef.com/blog/english-in-the-real-world/10-english-idioms-describing-mood/


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