【Grammar Tip】

His answer comes as no surprise considering Yosemite encompasses nearly 1,200 square miles of spectacular granite cliffs, magnficent waterfalls and giant sequoais.

這個句子很長,將它的結構稍加整理會更加清楚,
本句可寫成 His answer comes as no surprise when considering that Yosemite encompasses ...。
此外,句中的 his answer comes as no surprise 表示「他的回答一點都不會令人感到意外...」,
這是一個寫作上值得學習的描述方式。例:

1. The wedding comes as no surprise given that they have been dating for years.

2. The news of his retirement comes as no surprise considering that he is almost 70 years old.

3. Gina's promotion comes as no surprise considering that she's such a hard worker.

4.The producer's decision to cancel the show comes as no surprise considering
there was never enough money to pay all actors.



【Chat Room】

playground
通常指公園內的遊戲區
 如:seesaws(翹翹板), slides(滑梯), swings(秋千)
廣義指任何遊戲場所
 如:
   1. Southern France is a playground for the rich and famous.
   2. The famous museum is a playground for art lovers.
亦可指 a field or a subject
 如: Music is Steve's personal playground.


stomping ground
跺腳的土地,意指常去、或住過、很熟悉的地方

【Michelle's Class】

s-p-e-c-t 此字根指"看"
spectacular 壯觀的;驚人的

The spectacular circus performance amazed the whole audience.
馬戲團驚人的表演讓所有的觀眾都讚嘆。

The spectacular view of the canyon captured our eyes.
峽谷壯觀的風景讓我們目不轉睛。


enthusiast 熱中於某項事物的人
Bob is one of the many football enthusiasts in our company.
鮑伯是我們公司裏眾多美式足球迷之一。

Nathan is a model-train enthusiast.
He owns a huge collection.
南森是火車模型的愛好者。他有相當大量的收藏。


l-e-v 有提高之意
elevation 高度;海拔

Mountaineers sometimes have to use oxygen at this elevation.
登山者在這個海拔有時候要用到氧氣。

The city is at an elevation of 2,500 meters.
這個城市海拔兩千五百英呎。

 

 

 


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