【Grammar Tip】

Daily stretching and strengthening exercises lead to stronger and more flexible joints that have more resistance to injury.

要表達這個句子的意思,大部分人可能會用:
Daily stretching and strengthening exercises can help develop stronger and more flexible ...

There are other ways we can to say this:
Daily stretching and strengthening exercises can help make your joints stronger and more flexible.


EX:
1. Smoking can lead to a variety of health problems.

2. A cut in education funding can lead to a shorter school year.

3. Living an unhealthy lifestyle can lead to serious problems with your health.

4. I'm afraid that the closing of the factory will lead to people moving away from this town.


【Chat Room】

在英文許多字的結尾加上en就變成了動詞
就像課文中的 strengthen
strength 力氣 / strengthen 加強;增強
bright 亮的 / brighten 使明亮

要注意 lessen 是一個動詞
上課的課是 lesson

英文中還有些字將 en 加在字首變成動詞

courage 勇氣 / encourage 給予勇氣→鼓勵
danger 危險 / endanger 使陷入危險
large 大的 / enlarge 放大



【Michelle's Class】

compound (v) 使嚴重;使惡化
Her disease compounded and she had to ask a relative to take care of her children.
她的病情更加地惡化,她只好拜託親戚幫她照顧小孩。

When he was fired it compounded his state of depression.
當他被解雇的時候,他的憂鬱症狀態更嚴重了。

flex (v) 彎曲
flexible (adj) 可彎曲的→有彈性的
A dancer must be very flexible to do all the moves.
一個舞者必須要很有彈性才能做所有的舞步。

flexible 也指可變通的;靈活的
My working hours are very flexible. I only have to turn in my work before the deadline.
我工作的時間很有彈性,我只要在限期前把作品交出去就好了。

resist (v) 抵抗
resistance (n) 抵抗力

Exercise can build up one's resistance to diseases.
運動可增強一個人對疾病的免疫力。

resistance 也指反對或反抗
The troops encountered strong resistance by their enemy.
部隊遭遇到敵軍強烈的反抗。


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