英文聽力短篇訓練本周介紹智慧手機。善用訊息加強口說



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本周介紹智慧手機。類似的主題沒啥稀奇,但是這篇短文把智慧手機的好處都說清楚了,讓有興趣想要討論智慧手機的人,能夠找到正確的表達方式。托福的口說Speaking task,曾問過the greatest invention, or a tool that has made your life easier.有人選擇講手機,卻苦於不會表達,以至於說不出個所以然。

我七月份開始英文聽力的短篇單元,是為了讓大家練習聽力與口說。這類型的短篇,可以讓大家邊聽邊寫筆記,然後試著口說表達。想要知道怎麼練習的同學,記得參考我的講解。請點http://chloeyachun.blogspot.tw/2013/07/blog-post_24.html

A Phone with Smarts
智慧手機妙用多

Smartphones are not just helping us have fun. They are tools that helps us at work and school. Information and files can be gotten through smartphones. Cloud storage makes this even easier and safer. Video conferences keep businesses connected globally, while smartphones help students stay organized. Calendars, to-do lists, and alarms help users manage their schedules and deadlines. The Internet allows everyone to get help with homework or do research from anywhere.
Perhaps one of the best things about smartphones is that they keep people connected. Using your phone to send emails or check your Facebook page takes a lot less time than waiting for a computer to power up. Because of this, people are more likely to stay in contact with each other in spite of their busy schedules.
When communicating is fast and easy, it benefits everyone. It is also likely that as smartphones advance, people will use computers less often. The possibilities are endless with smartphones.

智慧型手機不僅是幫助我們得到樂趣而已。它們也是我們在工作及學業上的好幫手。我們可以透過智慧型手機來讀取資訊和檔案。雲端儲存使得上述這一點變得更容易、更安全。視訊會議能讓企業與全球保持連結,而智慧型手機則幫助學生更為井井有序。日曆、待辦清單和鬧鐘能協助使用者管理他們的行程和各種期限。網路則讓所有人能在作業上得到幫助,或令他們在任何地方都可以做研究。
智慧型手機最棒的功能之一,或許就是能使大家保持聯繫。使用您的手機發送電子郵件或是查看您的臉書頁面,所需的時間都比等電腦開機要來得少。正因如此,儘管大家的行程都很緊湊,不過人們卻比較可以與彼此保持聯絡。
通訊變得快速且容易時,它就會使所有人受益。隨著智慧型手機日益進化,大家也可能比較不常用到電腦。有了智慧型手機,一切都有無限的可能。 


生活必備字詞


manage vt. 管理
Dave manages the marketing while Cathy takes care of sales.
allow +
+ to + 原形動詞 讓某人能夠(做)……
My conservative parents would never allow me to dress like that.
in spite of...
儘管/雖然……
In spite of the rain, the campers had a great time together in the woods.
benefit vt.
有益於,有利於 

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  1. Hi Chloe,
    This is Allen!
    Just one little question.
    I'm working in a IPC company now, and just wanna clarify that it is "power up" or "power on"?
    I see you're using the first one, but somehow in this industry we always say "power on" or "boot up".....
    I wondered if there's any difference between "up" and "on" these two?
    "seems like a pretty indifferent question tho....haha"

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  2. Hi Allen,

    It surely is good to hear from you again!
    Let me explain.

    1. to power up (verb)means to turn on the computer.
    2. when the power is on, of course you can say, the "power is on"

    But you should never say, to "power on" the computer.

    Tell your colleagues that it's wrong to say that. Or simply ask them to google the term.
    They are not going to have much luck finding the term to "power on" the computer on the Internet.

    I wish you all the best.

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