北京:“瑞来”语言培训点人去楼空

“我刚交了钱,一节课还没上呢就关了。”昨天,瑞来语言培训中心的国贸分校已是一把铁将军把门,近30名学生们聚集门外。由于几天前国贸分校和望京分校突 然人去楼空,担心自己上当受骗的学生们遂相约一同去公安机关报案。而记者试图拨打瑞来相关的联系电话,全部处于无人接听状态。

记者探访

分校大门上锁 学生相约报案

昨天中午,记者来到瑞来国贸分校看到,位于穿堂右侧的玻璃门上已是一把铁锁把门。门上贴着两张通知,一张是 “由于内部供暖系统发生故障,因此10月19日、20日休息两天,21日照常开放”。另一张落款时间为21日的通知则写明:“因资金周转问题,校区临时关 闭,具体开放时间另行通知。”

“我们要去报案!”在前台处,聚集着近30名学生。其中的宋先生告诉记者,瑞来在北京共有三个分校,分别位于国贸、望京和海淀。他在国贸分校交了 17000元学费,可只上了30多节课,还有200节课没上。前天他来学校上课,却发现校门已锁,随后他得知另一个分校也如此。“还有交了钱一节课没来得 及上的。”他说,昨天愤怒的学生们相约来到这里,一起前往公安机关报案。记者了解到,到现场的学生交纳的学费基本都在万元左右,都是到学校把钱交给顾问, 而这些顾问或早已离职,或手机关机。

学校外教

已遭工资拖欠 学校称会再开

昨天,一位外教也到达现场。他表示,学校拖欠了他工资,但他曾于几天前接到学校通知,告知学校还会再开放,昨天距这个期限还有两天,所以他还会再坚持两天。他表示,他只能通过电子邮件来跟总部联系,其他情况则不便透露。

“前天他们还发短信告诉我说老板会打钱。”昨天,在大批学生前往公安机关报案后,又陆续有学生来到国贸分校,得知情况后都大呼上当。其中一位 中年女士告诉记者,瑞来为外教和学生租了许多公寓,她的公寓就租给了瑞来,里面住了一位外教和在瑞来学汉语的外国学生。但从7月开始,瑞来就开始欠租,而 前天,她还收到了瑞来一直与她洽谈租房事宜的一位工作人员张女士的短信,在短信中告知老板说会打钱,让她再查查,可随后再拨打对方手机就一直无人接听。

朝阳教委

瑞来并未注销 将联系负责人

刘先生告诉记者,原本国贸分校是瑞来的总部,但望京分校成立后,瑞来的财务等办公人员就搬到了望京分校。随 后,记者分别拨打望京、海淀分校、瑞来400咨询电话以及张女士的手机,始终无人接听。在瑞来的网站上,“我们的背景”一栏中写着“瑞来英语是由国际著名 教育机构万联(WorldLink Education)在中国投资设立的专业语言培训中心。”随后,记者拨打万联网站上提供的北京分部电话,依然无人接听。

昨天下午,记者致电朝阳区教委社会力量办学管理所,接听电话的工作人员表示,瑞来英语确实在朝阳教委备了案,应由朝阳区教委管理。如果瑞来正式关闭就一 定要来教委进行注销,但目前瑞来英语并没有来注销。她表示,如果接到瑞来人去楼空的投诉,他们可以按照备案所留的电话联系瑞来的负责人,但具体情况还要与 社办科联系。随后,记者致电社办科,接听电话的工作人员表示,了解情况的工作人员去开会了。截至记者发稿时,未能与该工作人员取得联系。

一封员工要求加薪的英文信,以及老板的回信

员工的信

Dear Bo$$
In thi$ life, we all need $ome thing mo$t de$perately. I think you $hould be under$tanding of the need$ of u$ . worker$ who have given $o much $upport including $weat and $ervice to your company.
I am $ure you will gue$$ what I mean and re$pond $oon.
Your$ $incerely,
Marian $hih

第二天,她收到了老板的回信:

Dear Marian
I kNOw you have been working very hard.NOwadays,NOthing much has changed. You must have NOticed that our company is NOt doing NOticeably well as yet.
NOw the newspaper are saying the world`s leading ecoNOmists are NOt sure if the United States may go into aNOther recession. After the NOvember presidential elections things may turn bad.
I have NOthing more to add NOw. You kNOw what I mean.

Yours truly,
Manager

两个学习外语的网站

学习一门外语时如果没有语言环境的话,当然离不开多听多看了。今天介绍两个很好的网站,一个是专门用来听的,另一个用来看(当然也包括听)。

第一个:Listen and Write

这个网站是专门用来做听写练习的。

举例说明,单击这里打开一个练习,首先会下载音频,完成后应该会跟下图所示一样:

Listen-and-Write-example可以看到,有两个播放按钮,第一个(Click play to listen all audio at once下面的)用来听全文。第二个(Click play to start dictation…下面的)用来做听写练习。操作其实非常简单,需要注意以下几点:

  • 开始听写后,你只需在下面的小方框里输入你听到的句子就可以了,不需要输入标点符号(有点不好的是像I’m都只需要输入im,我觉得不利于培养初学者正确的英文输入习惯)
  • 它会自动逐个字母地进行检查,如果输入错了它会自动删掉,如果正确的话会一个单词一个单词地显示在上面的大方框里
  • 在当前听的句子全听写完之前,音频会自动循环播放
  • 听写完成后,会在播放完当前这一句之后再播放一遍当前句,之后自动进入下一句
  • 以上说的是在默认情况下。你也可以更改一下如Auto Repeat和Auto Complete之类的选项,让它更符合你的需求。

Listen-and-Write-example注册后还可以查看自己的得分记录等等,也可以自己上传音频并且分段成练习题,和大家一起共享。

第二个:TVWeb360

这个是个在线看电视的网站,前面那个网站可以用做精学工具,而这个就可以作为泛学工具了。

你可以选择不同语言的节目,或者不同国家的节目,也可以根据不同类别来选择喜欢的节目。除了电视节目之外,还有一些地方的摄像头,你可以看到那些地方的实时画面。当然由于种种原因,可能有些节目可能收看不了,那就换台吧。

TVWeb360

语音课倒数第二次的综合练习资料

选这篇文章也有我自己的个人喜好的因素,这是VOA Special English的新闻播报节目In The News里当时对Michael Jackson的报道。这篇文章也希望同学们仔细听每个细节,尤其是开始不久那里有一段电话录音,那是最真实的英语。我们一般学习英语的过程中是很难接触到真正的现实生活中的英语的。比如我们大多是从一些英语教学的录音里、电影、电视、收音机等等地方听到的模拟场景的声音,而我们在生活中遇到英语国家的人的时候,他们给我们说话时经常会不由自主地放慢语速,尽量吐字清楚并且使用简单的词汇及句型。所以这篇文章中的那段电话录音是个很好的材料。在那段录音中有这么一句"OK, OK. How old is he?",而实际上我们听到的是"OK, OK. How’di?"这是个很严重的略读现象,并且把is给全省没了,我们要说他发音错了都不为过。而实际上呢,电话另一头的人一点都没有迟疑,立刻回答"He’s uh, he’s 50 years old, sir."。所以各位同学,请放心大胆地把该省的音省掉,该连的音连起来,该弱读的音就弱读。咱们中国人可能听不明白,但只要你不是乱说的,英语为母语的国家的人们反而会感觉到听你的英语很亲切!

点这里下载音频

This is IN THE NEWS in VOA Special English.
(MUSIC)
Fans around the world are remembering the man who called himself the King of Pop. Michael Jackson died Thursday in Los Angeles. This was the emergency call from the house where he was living.
CALLER: "We have a gentleman here that needs help and he’s not breathing. He’s not breathing and we’re trying to pump him but he’s not –”
OPERATOR: "OK, OK. How old is he?"
CALLER: "He’s fifty years old, sir."
OPERATOR: "Fifty, OK."
A personal doctor was with him at the house. 
Michael Jackson would have celebrated his fifty-first birthday in August. He was just days from launching what he hoped would be a comeback — a series of fifty concerts in London.
More than seven hundred fifty thousand tickets sold out within hours of going on sale in March. The shows were set to begin July thirteenth. There were questions, though, about whether his health could handle the extended tour.
And after he died there were more questions — this time about his use of painkillers. Medical examiners did an autopsy on Friday, but tests for drugs in the body normally take weeks.
Around the world, fans like this one reacted to news of his death.
WOMAN: "Somebody like Michael Jackson who’s done so much for the world and stuff, you think almost like he’s invincible."
(MUSIC)
"Thriller," his nineteen eighty-two album, earned a place in Guinness World Records as the best selling album of all time. It produced hits like "Beat It" and "Billie Jean."
(MUSIC)
Michael Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana, the seventh of nine children. He was five years old when he and his brothers began performing in the Jackson 5.
He was eleven when they had their first album — "Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5" — in nineteen sixty-nine. Their album "ABC" followed less than a year later.
(MUSIC)
In nineteen seventy-one, Michael Jackson began his solo career. He went on to sell an estimated seven hundred fifty million albums. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — twice.
But as talented and successful as he was, he was also deeply troubled. His behavior and appearance grew increasingly strange. He was heavily in debt.
He was childlike. But in nineteen ninety-three, a thirteen-year-old boy accused him of child molestation. The case was settled out of court. Later, another accusation led to a criminal trial. But four years ago this month a jury cleared him of all charges.
Michael Jackson left his mark on popular culture. His music, his videos, his dance moves and moonwalking, the hand in a sequined white glove, the father of three was even married for a time to Elvis Presley’s daughter. Now, he leaves behind family, friends and fans to mourn his death. In a sad way he did make a comeback. His death has pushed sales of his music back to the top of the charts again.
And that’s IN THE NEWS in VOA Special English, written by June Simms. I’m Steve Ember.

语音课第二次课的综合练习

如题。语音课第二次的综合练习是选自VOA Special English的Words And Their Stories节目。在教材里只是那篇文章的片断。这里我把全文及其音频发出来,供各位同学学习:

点击下载音频

下面是文本内容:

Words and Their Stories: Pulling a Fast One

Now, the VOA Special English program WORDS AND THEIR STORIES.

(MUSIC)

Today I will tell about expressions using numbers. Let us start with the number one. Numbers can be tricky. On the one hand, they are simply numbers. On the other hand, they have meanings. I for one use these expressions a lot.

Many people consider themselves number one, the most important person. They are always looking out for number one and taking care of number one. It is as if they are the one and only person on Earth. Some people however, are not so self-centered. My brother is such a person. It is true – no joke. I am not trying to pull a fast one on you.

First, you have to understand that my brother is one in a million. He is such a nice person. All his friends like him. They consider him one of the boys. Recently, my brother had a bad day at the office. It was just one of those days. Nothing went right. So he stopped at a local bar — a drinking place — after leaving work. My brother planned to have a glass of beer with his friends — a quick one – before he went home. But a quick one turned into one or two, and soon those became one too many.

As my brother was leaving, he ordered a last drink — one for the road. His friends became concerned. One by one, they asked him if he was able to drive home safely.

Now my brother is a wise and calm person. He is at one with himself. He recognizes when he has had too much alcohol to drink. So he accepted an offer for a ride home from a female friend.

At one time in the past, my brother had been in love with this woman. She is a great person — kind, thoughtful and intelligent — all good qualities rolled up into one. But sadly their relationship did not work. He always used to say "One of these days, I am going to marry this girl." But that never happened.

For one thing, she did not love him as much as he loved her. It was just one of those things. The situation was regrettable and my brother had to accept it. But even now, he considers her the one that got away.

However, they are still friends. And because my brother had been kind to her, she felt that one good turn deserves another. He was good to her and she wanted to help him in return. So she drove him home.

If my brother had driven home from the bar that night, his number would have been up. Something bad would have happened. Thankfully he made it home safely. And, he and the woman are back to square one. They are back to where they started – being friends.

(MUSIC)

This VOA Special English program, WORDS AND THEIR STORIES, was written by Jill Moss. I’m Faith Lapidus.

给语音课同学们的资料

语音班的同学不好意思,这两天不在公司,所以没有及时把资料发布出来。下面是那节课的音频资料和软件下载地址:

音频下载

软件下载

再附上文字:

‘Hair’ – More Than a Rock Musical

02 May 2009
 

Now, the VOA Special English program, WORDS AND THEIR STORIES.

A listener named Rita wants to learn about expressions with the word "hair." So we will tell a story.

Yesterday when I woke up, I looked in a mirror.  I looked very neat and organized.  Not a hair was out of place.  But today when I woke up, I knew I was going to have a bad hair day.  My hair was standing up in all the wrong places.  I thought I would be unhappy all day and things would not go well. I work at home so I just hoped that my computer would work right and not have a bad hair day also.      

An advertisement for the musical "Hair"
An advertisement for the musical "Hair"

I was very tired because I did not sleep well last night. I made the mistake of watching a horror movie on television.  The movie really made my hair stand on end.  It was about a house possessed by evil spirits. The thought of having to live alone in a house like that was so frightening it was enough to curl your hair. I will say it another way: watching that movie was a hair-raising experience.

I prepared a meal for my children but they were behaving badly. I turned on the television so they would be quiet. I did not want them to be difficult or to get in my hair while I was working on the computer.

My children were making so much noise that I could not work.  I was getting angry.  In fact, I was ready to pull my hair out.  I told them to please be quiet or I would punish them. But they knew I would not harm a hair on their heads.

I decided to make myself some strong coffee so I could work better. But my drink was so strong that it could put hair on your chest. 

Finally, I got back to work. I was writing a proposal for a project. I knew that I was very close to finishing the proposal.  Success was very close – within a hair’s breadth. My supervisor called me to discuss the project.  She wanted to argue about very small differences and unimportant details.  But I told her not to split hairs.

Later, I got a telephone call from a friend whom I had not seen in a long time. In fact, I had not seen hide nor hair of him in months.  So I was glad to know that he was all right.

I worked all day and finished my project. So I decided to celebrate, have some fun and let my hair down.  I played some old recordings, and my children and I danced around the room. The recordings are from my favorite musical, a show called "Hair." It takes place during the nineteen sixties when many young people wore their hair very long.

(MUSIC)

This VOA Special English program was written by Shelley Gollust.  I’m Faith Lapidus. You can find other WORDS AND THEIR STORIES at our Web site, voaspecialenglish.com.

Expressions With the Word “Hair”

Not a hair was out of place:干净利索,一丝不乱

bad hair day: “头发糟糕的日子,暗示一整天都不顺利,心情不好。< o:p>

made one’s hair stand on end: 使人毛骨悚然

curl one’s hair令人惊诧,令人惊恐

hair-raising:令人恐惧

get in one’s hair: 激怒某人

pull one’s hair out生气,发怒

harm a hair on one’s heads: 不伤某人一根毫毛

put hair on one’s chest: 使人具有男子气概;(饮料)富含酒精的;(食物)使人健康、强壮的

a hair’s breadth即将来临,指日可待

split hairs:在小事上争论不休,斤斤计较

hide nor hair:踪影,痕迹(hide or hair)

let one’s hair down: 放松

 

加入爱口秀后的第一篇博客

5月8日正式加入爱口秀(北京)教育科技有限公司,任教研总监。两个多星期以来过得很充实。并且特别忙,以至于连Twitter都没时间更新了,更不要说写博客。也正因为忙,两个多星期了都没有正式和全体员工开个会。所以今晚准备了一个幻灯片,明天上午跟大家正式交流一下。幻灯片是用Prezi做的,在线也可以看:http://prezi.com/79899/view/

增加词汇量,帮助解决世界饥饿问题

介绍一个网站:www.freerice.com

很多人都觉得英语学习过程中词汇量不够是个大问题,而更大的问题是找到如何提高词汇量的方法。至今好像没有一个能快速让人积累真正有用的词汇的方法。为什么呢?我认为这个方法本来就没有,或者就算有也不应该去追求它。当然如果你觉得你的兴趣就在于背单词那就没有什么不可以的了。这可能跟我个人学习的经历有太多的关系了。我除了初一、初二那两年偶尔背过单词外,其它时候从来没有专门背过单词。这样也让我觉得不用去考虑单词的事。

这次不讨论太多的单词记忆的问题,主要是推荐一个挺有意义的网站。在FreeRice上练习单词,只要你回答正确一个问题,这个网站就会捐给联合国粮食计划署(UN World Food Programme)十粒大米。而且练习的模式也比较科学。每次会随机出题,出题的难度是根据你之前回答的正确与否来判断的。并且当你答错了一个之后,过一会儿这道题还会再次出现。这样就会让你加深印象。这样的点子真的很不错,是个一举两得的做法,既帮助人们学习英语,又为解决饥饿问题做了贡献。

American English Intonation

以前做过两天的集训营,给同学们讲语调的时候用了《American Accent Training》这套教材中的一部分内容,后来在给奥运志愿者做外语培训时,我也把其中一部分编进了教材。在很多地方讲课时我都会用这个教材中的方法来给学生讲解语调。语调其实比语音容易掌握,并且掌握了语调可以很快让你说出英语来有那种“洋”味。所以刚开始学习英语的时候我建议多注意一下语调。当然最好的方法还是多听多看(视频),语调的感觉就会自然找到。

下面内容是American Accent Training中的一部分,作者简单介绍了一下美式英语的一些特点。由于版权与网络空间等等的限制,我这里不能全部放上来。有机会的话可以听我来讲解

点击下面的播放按钮可以听录音:

The American Speech Music
美国语言的韵律

What to Do with Your Mouth to Sound American
你的嘴巴要怎样做才能说好美式英语

One of the main differences between the way an American talks and the way the rest of the world talks is that we don’t really move our lips. (So, when an American says, "Read my lips!" what does he really mean?) We create most of our sounds in the throat, using our tongue very actively. If you hold your fingers over your lips or clench your jaws when you practice speaking American English, you will find yourself much closer to native-sounding speech than if you try to pronounce every … single … sound … very … carefully.
美国人说话方式与世界上其它地方的人说话方式的主要区别之一就是我们不怎么动嘴唇。(所以当一个美国人说“看我的嘴型!”,他到底在表达什么?)我们大多数的发音都是由喉咙产生,再加上非常活跃的舌部运动。如果你在练习美式英语的时候把你的手放在你的嘴唇上或者紧紧握住你的下巴,你会发现相比你一个音一个音很仔细地发出来,你会更接近地道的发音。

If you can relate American English to music, remember that the indigenous music is jazz. Listen to their speech music, and you will hear that Americans have a melodic, jazzy way of producing sounds. Imagine the sound of a cello when you say, Beddy bada bida bedder budder (Betty bought a bit of better butter) and you’ll be close to the native way of saying it.
如果你能够把美式英语跟音乐联系起来,要记着美国本土的音乐是爵士。听他们语言的韵律,你会发现美国人有一种带有旋律的、爵士味的发音方式。想象一个大提琴的声音,同时说“Beddy bada bida bedder budder (Betty bought a bit of better butter)”,你就会非常接近地道的说法。

Because most Americans came from somewhere else, American English reflects the accent contributions of many lands. The speech music has become much more exaggerated than British English, developing a strong and distinctive intonation. If you use this intonation, not only will you be easier to understand, but you will sound much more confident, dynamic, and persuasive.
由于大多美国人来自别的地方,美式英语能反映出许多国家的口音。比起英式英语,语言的韵律已经变得更加夸张,产生了一种非常深厚而且独特的语调。如果你使用这种语调,不仅容易被别人听懂,而且你会听起来更加自信、有活力和有说服力。

Intonation, or speech music, is the sound that you hear when a conversation is too far away to be clearly audible but close enough for you to tell the nationality of the speakers. The American intonation dictates liaisons and pronunciation, and it indicates mood and meaning. Without intonation, your speech would be flat, mechanical, and very confusing for your listener. What is the American intonation pattern? How is it different from other languages? Foa egzampuru, eefu you hea ah Jahpahneezu pahsohn speakingu Ingurishu, the sound would be very choppy, mechanical, and unemotional to an American. Za sem vey vis Cheuman pipples, it sounds too stiff. A mahn frohm Paree ohn zee ahzer ahnd, eez intonashon goes up at zee end ov evree sentence, and has such a strong intonation that he sounds romantic and highly emotional, but this may not be appropriate for a lecture or a business meeting in English.
当一个对话远到听不清,但尚足以判断说话者的国籍,这时你听到的就是语调(或者说语言的韵律)。美语语调指示出连音与发音,并且能表现出情绪与意义。如果没有语调,你说的话就会很单调、机械,让你的听众很费解。美语语调的模式是什么?它跟其它语言有什么不同?例如,若你听到一个日本人说英语,他的发音在美国人听起来就会觉得非常突兀、机械和没有感情。德国人也是类似,听起来很僵硬。另外,一个来自巴黎的人他的语调在每句话最后都会升起来,并且有着深厚的语调,让人感觉非常浪漫并且富有感情。但这在讲台上或者商务会议上就不是恰当的英语了。

关于荐书、找书、读书与英语词汇

有同学留言如下:

Hey,Richard
在兰州的时候听过老师的课,觉得老师有种内敛的吊~
呵呵 先祝贺下完成了著书,继续加油哦
我是个快步入社会的学生,很迫切的想加强下自己的英语能力 不知道老师有没有什么能推荐的书籍? 如果想加大自己的词汇量,应该怎么去做呢?
恩,像老师这样自学能力乱强的人,给你一些时间一点机遇,想做的会达成的
哈哈 提前先谢谢老师的帮助

😀“内敛的吊”,这种夸法实在太有才了。谢谢你!借你的提问我展开来说说自己的一些拙见。

学习英语的书以及英文原版书数不胜数,每当有人让我推荐书的时候我心里都会有点不安。因为:

  1. 从我自身学习的经历来讲,我是不太喜欢一般人们推荐书的方式的(下面详说);
  2. 就算是我推荐,我也不一定知道有哪些真正的好书,因为毕竟还是才疏学浅。

虽然有这种不安,想想还是得有个答复,所以只能尽目前所知与所经历过的来说一说。


关于荐书

上面说到我不太喜欢一般人们推荐书的方式。这是什么意思呢?

一般人们给别人推荐书的时候会说:“你应该看某某书,它是一本如何如何牛的人写的,有多么多么地好”,如此这般。

其实我认为一本书好不好,实际上是针对特定的人的特定时期的。一本书可能对某个人会产生很大的影响,看了激动地都不想睡觉了;而对另一个人则可能是用来解决失眠问题的。就算是同一个人也会在不同的时期对一本书有不同的感觉。

所以我们怎么能那么主观地向他人推荐书呢?我实在不敢。被迫无奈,不得不招出几本书的时候我都会啰啰嗦嗦地讲完这个道理,然后在说明我所提到的书只是曾经适合我的前提下,才说出几本书名来。

这次既然是在我的博客上,那我就按自己的想法来说说。我不打算列书目,而是告诉你怎么去找适合自己的书,只要符合以下几个简单的条件就可以了:

  1. 不要管作者是谁,不要看别人作的序说这本书有如何好;
  2. 从正文的开头读起。在看完一页之后如果产生了强烈的想要一口气全部看完的感觉,那就买了吧。否则不论是什么人推荐的,什么牛人写的都不要在乎了;
  3. 要克服你自己的成见,不要因为听别人说了,就对一本书产生盲目的喜欢或盲目的厌恶,以自己看到它的内容时的真实感受为准;
  4. 一般我们都认为人无完人,那么人类写的书就更难以有“完书”了,所以读一本书不用强迫自己读完,读到什么时候不想读了那就不要读了;
  5. 虽然你要从书里面学东西,但是千万不要成为书的奴隶。

简单来说就是“去成见,找感觉”,这样就能找到适合自己的书了。


英语词汇

词汇的问题最好解决,我个人的学习过程中几乎没有考虑过词汇。

我的方法就是“不要背单词”,而是在大量的阅读当中以自然筛选的方式来积累。在遇到生词的时候查;在遇到看着面熟的词的时候不去猜,还是查;只有自己百分之百肯定的词才不用查。但是千万要留心那些你百分之九十九肯定的单词,你可能认为是那样的,但如果你查一下的话会发现不是那样的。在大量的阅读中,常用的词你就会经常见到,就会在你的大脑中反复加深记忆。并且在阅读中你是在有上下文的情况下,在各种不同的、恰当的情景中见到这个单词的,所以这样的单词你才是真正掌握了它的用法。

这里补充一点,也是比较重要的。就是用阅读的方式来掌握单词,会让你把单词的形、义掌握得非常到位,而音的话就不一定了。

李敖就是个很好的例子,他被人们称为大师,自己也经常夸赞自己。他在很多言论中体现出他的阅读量之大,并且对英文单词的把握也特别到位。比如他曾讲过proud这个单词,我们可以查到它有“骄傲的”和“感到光荣的”两个意思。英文当中有一种说法是“I’m so proud of you”,有很多人的翻译是“我以你为傲”或者“我为你感到骄傲”。李敖说“骄傲”是个贬义词,而这句话是要表达一种褒义。那这种翻译肯定是有问题的了。

我后来也专门查了查,在《辞海》中,“骄”与“傲”两个字在描述一个人的时候都是带有贬义的,有“自高自大”的意思。当你说“我以你为傲”和“我为你感到骄傲”时,实际上是等于说“我以你为自大”、“我为你感到自高自大”,这显然是比较荒谬的说法嘛。因此恰当的翻译应该是“我以你为荣”或“我为你感到光荣”。

由此可见李敖在他海量的阅读中对文字的把握有多么准确。但是你听一听他说英文,发音可就很烂了。其实如果他在学习过程中能稍微留点心,他的发音也不会有太大的问题。我们有很多途径来找到音频资料,只要经常听、经常模仿,我们难道连自己的嘴巴都管不好吗?没有多难的。就一个很简单的办法,人家怎么发音,自己也怎么发音就可以了。

不知不觉啰啰嗦嗦地写了这么多。希望你有耐心看完,对你有所助益。