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UNIT 3

Animals 可愛動物 ★★★

Everything You Never Knew about

Puppies 你所不知的 狗狗二三事

狗狗搖著尾巴、一 臉無辜地看著你,這副可愛 模樣相信沒幾個人招架得了。 如果你也喜歡這些毛小孩,就 跟著我們一起了解跟狗狗有 關的知識吧!

—Ben Bousada

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If there’s one thing that everyone knows about puppies, it’s that they are incredibly u cute. So

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cute, in fact, that it’s easy to forget that there are some exciting facts about them just waiting to be 5

discovered. For example, the term “puppy” is believed to have come from the French word poupeé, meaning “doll” or “toy.” Its use began in the late 16th century to

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1. 科學家於德國西部發 現一萬四千年前的狗 骨頭化石,由牙齒與 下顎的骨頭化石可得 知,該墳墓裡的狗當 時可能死於狗瘟。

replace1 the original2—but much less cute—word, 10

“whelp.” One of the earliest usages3 of “puppy” was by William Shakespeare in his play King John. The term “puppy” may be relatively4 new, but

2., 3. 由狗化石骨頭拼湊

people’s love and care for the animals stretches

出的部位樣貌。

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domesticationu was discovered in Germany in 1914.


There, scientists found a fossilizedu bone

is, we all know how cute their famous

from a puppy that had died over 14,000

“puppy eyes” are. Scientists have noticed

years ago due to a deadly u disease. 20

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The state of the bone indicated to the

and sadder-looking on purpose when

scientists that the owners of the dog had

humans are watching. They think puppies

cared for it. They clearly helped the dog

do this to trick humans into liking them

fight the disease to keep it alive for as long

more—talk about sneaky!u

as possible. With no other explanation,6 scientists believe the owners did this for 25

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that puppies will make their eyes bigger

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In fact, looking at puppies in general may improve productivity.u In one study,

their puppy purely7 out of love.

scientists gave participants 11 pictures of food, adult pets, or puppies. They

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found that the people who had looked at 50

Even though there are many breeds8

puppies were the most relaxed,12 which made them better able to focus on tasks later.

of puppies, most of them are born with 9

fur in the same few colors of brown,

With all these interesting facts about

black, and yellow. But some puppies are 30

puppies, you may think about more than

light green at birth. Caused by a special pigment u found in pregnant 10 mother

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you see one. Although, realistically, u

dogs, the unusual color doesn’t last long.

no amount of new facts could ever

Green puppies gain an

completely take priority over puppies’

ordinary appearance 35

just how cute they are the next time

cuteness! 2

after a few weeks.

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No matter what a puppy’s color

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UNIT 8

Language 語言探究 ★★★

THU 16

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Countless poems, songs, and books have been written about love. With so much talk about the subject, it should come as no surprise that many idioms about love exist. Let’s look at a few and find out where they come from. Head over heels2 in love 5

This idiom is used to mean being madly in love with someone. It describes the feeling of confusion3 that comes with being deeply in love. The phrase, originally “heels over head,” was first used in the 14th century to describe when things were upside down either literallyu or figuratively.u

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The apple of one’s eye Dating back to the ninth century, this idiom came about because people believed that the pupil, or the dark part of the eye, was shaped like a round fruit. Since the word apple was also used back then as a general term for all fruit, the

in the air 有兩個意思,一是指「可感覺到」,一是指「預期(某事) 即將發生」 ,在此 love is in the air 可指周圍的人都可以感受到戀人 的甜蜜、到處都是浪漫愛情的氛圍。

Love Is in the Air:

Idioms about 1

Love —K. M. Wright & Britton Mercadante

愛在蔓延 與愛有關的慣用語

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文學作 詩歌和 少 不 有不少 外有 題,也 古今中 主 個 元要來 這 。本單 探討愛 語 在 用 都 品 語,帶 或慣 文慣用 的成語 英 愛 的 容 形 有關 。 個與愛 和起源 介紹幾 的意思 們 它 你了解


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phrase “the apple of the eye” was born. Furthermore,4 sight was considered the most important and precious5 of the five senses. Eventually,6 the apple of one’s eye was used to talk about someone who you

loved or were very fond7 of.

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Puppy love Animals make several appearances in idioms about love, with one being “puppy love.” First showing up in the early 1800s, puppy love refers to romantic emotions felt by teenagers. It is often used to stress that somebody is not experiencing true love but only shallow feelings 25

which will not last. It is clear where this idiom comes from, as puppies are well known for showering affection 8 on whomever they are currently interacting with. Lovey-dovey Lovey-dovey is another idiom that features9 an animal. First used sometime 30

in the mid-18th century, it means showing extreme10 public affection with the one you love. Since the dove is a symbol of love and also conveniently rhymes11 with the word, it only made sense to combine the two. The addition of the letter Y

at the ends of both words makes the idiom cute and gives it charm.12 These are just some of the many idioms there are 35

about love. Next time love is in the air, try expressing yourself with one of them! 2 翻譯請見第 71 頁

補充 第 26 行的動詞 shower 表示「大量、慷慨給予」,用法 說明 為 shower sth on/upon sb 或 shower sb with sth。

第 31 行的副詞 conveniently 指「省力、省事地; 方便地」。 35


UNIT 11

Dialogue Focus 情境對話

All About Cars 圖解汽車

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side-view mirror [`sa6d~vju] [`m6r0]

trunk

sedan

[s6`d1n] 轎車

兩側後照鏡

windshield

[`w6n~]ild] 擋風玻璃

[tr9;k] 後車箱

windshield wiper

taillight

[`wa6p0] 雨刷

[`tel~la6t] 車尾燈

hood

[h8d] 引擎蓋

tire

[ta6r] 輪胎

wheel

[wil] 車輪

turn signal

[t-n] [`s6gny] 方向燈 (又稱 indicator light [`6nd4~ket0] [la6t])

headlight

fog light/lamp [`h5d~la6t] [f3g] [l1mp] 霧燈

bumper

license plate

[`b9mp0] 保險桿

[`la6sxs] [plet] 車牌

頭燈

Types of Cars 汽車種類

convertible

[k4n`v-t4b4l] 敞篷車

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sports car

[sp7rts] 跑車

SUV

(= Sport Utility Vehicle [ju`t6l4ti] [`vi4k4l]) 運動休旅車

minivan

[`m6ni~v1n] 多功能休旅車


steering wheel

horn

[`st6r6;] 方向盤

[h7rn] 喇叭

brake pedal

[brek] [`p5dy] 煞車(踏板)

rearview mirror

dashboard

[`r6r~vju] 後照鏡

[`d1]~b7rd] 儀表板

gas pedal [g1s] 油門

gearshift

glove compartment

[`g6r~]6ft] 變速排檔

[gl9v] [k4m`p3rtm4nt]

(汽車擋風玻璃下方的)置物箱

airbag [`5r~b1g]

安全氣囊

engine [`5nd.4n]

battery [`b1t4ri]

電瓶

gas tank [t1;k]

clutch [kl9t] ]

van

[v1n] 廂型車

離合器

[`v6nt6d.] 古董車

安全帶

transmission [tr1nz`m6]4n]

油箱

radiator [`redi~et0]

vintage car

seat belt [sit] [b5lt]

引擎

水箱;散熱器

jeep

變速器;傳動裝置

[d.ip] 吉普車

caravan

[`k5r4~v1n] 露營拖車

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