18.6.13 【最简美式口语054】English Names 取个好听得体的英文名

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周三主题:Real Life English 【最简美式口语054English Names 取个好听得体的英文名


了解今日课堂题目:


学英语的人都想取个英文名,有些名符合用名常规,成为众人之选:Tony, John, Michael, Daisy, Rose, Alice...有的标新立异,带着玩乐的意味,有着极强的身份标识,表达着个性主张Pervert , Super Eggie,begin ……英文名的全部含义并不完全为人所知,而英文姓氏通常来自于早辈祖先所从事的职业,有人喜欢发音好听的名字,有人喜欢取意,如何给自己取个得体英文名呢?【最简美语054】说说English names.

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Dialogue 1

Jingjing: Say, Mark, this is the----- bring your computer.

Mark: Yeah, I don't usually schlep it around with me. -----to tally students' grades.

Jingjing: Oh. ------ lists all set?

Mark: Yeah, pretty much. Some of the students use English names. But that's just in class.

Jingjing: I've heard some funny English names. ---------

Mark: To say the least! Often, -----words, not names.

Jingjing: You mean like Daisy, or Rose?

Mark: Well, those two are commonly used as names. ------

Jingjing: Who's to say what is a name and what isn't?

Mark: Hmm, I'd like to keep my mind open--------, but when I hear “names” like Pervert and Super Eggie, umm...

Jingjing: Someone actually goes by Pervert?

Mark: Maybe not any more. -------, Super Eggie, must have been a translation from Jordan.

Jingjing: I guess it could have been, but that's kind of a stretch.

Mark: It was imaginative.---------just a preposition: Before.

Jingjing: Ha ha. Was that a guy or a gal?

Mark: It was a guy. -------------

Jingjing: What a funny world! What if they found girlfriends -------After and End?


dialogue 2

Mark: ----------

Jingjing: --------------

Mark: That makes sense. I haven't used my ---------- since Spanish class.

Jingjing: What was it?

Mark: Dionisio Suerte. Suerte means “luck”, and Dionisio ------Greek god Dionysus.

Jingjing: Oh, that's the god of the harvest.

Mark: Right. It's a pity most meanings of ------ unknown.

Jingjing: Yeah, I know family names tend to be meaningful, like Smith, Miller, and Cooper; those ---------their ancestors did.

Mark: Right. But given names—well, a few of them have obvious ------, like Crystal and Brandy.

Jingjing: What about some of the more sophisticated names.

Mark: I always-------Sarafina.

Jingjing: What does that mean?

Mark: You got me. I just think it sounds elegant.

Jingjing: Sophia is nice too. --------------

Mark: It's associated with that. --------for slang meanings, and look up some of the famous people with the name.


new words and phrases

from dialogue 1

schlep carry something, especially something heavy or uncomfortable

tally add up, calculate (i.e. use an Excel spreadsheet to list grades and add up final scores)

To say the least! (expressed in agreement) What you've said is true, and could be said in a stronger way.

Who's to say... (expressing disagreement) What you've said might not be true. It can't be proven.

goes by ___ is named ___, is called ___ His legal name is Robert, but he goes by Bob. (NOTE: for pronunciation of this verb phrase: GOES by, not to be confused with the phrasal verb for time passing, The days went BY quickly on my vacation.)

kind of a stretch (expressing disagreement) That might not be true. It's unlikely. It might not be connected in the way you described.


from dialogue 2

family name surname, last name

ancestors members of ones family who lived a hundred years ago

given name first name

obvious clear, easy to guess

sophisticated educated, having good taste

elegant graceful, luxurious

slang very informal words, sometimes loaned from other languages (e.g. “schlep” is Yiddish) As for names, Mark means a person who is easily cheated and would be chosen by con artists, Joe means a typical guy.



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