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New from NPR! 健康意識抬頭,垃圾食物在美國不再夯?教練加贈Weird American Snacks檔案給大家大開眼界!

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起司通心粉是美國人的國民食物, 吃的時候再灑上培根屑,保證讓你肥到深處無怨油。 下載聲音檔請點我 下載填空卷請點我 下載解析版請點我 下載古怪但極受歡迎的美式零食介紹請點我

一生必學的英文日常片語 - (1)!Learn these idioms today ( if you haven't already ) !

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animation via Pinterest 之前有學生寫email給教練話家常,教練回信時末尾寫說 I 'm beat! I need to hit the sack. 學生後來回信問說那是啥意思沒看懂。教練當時的意思是「 我累了,要上床去了 」。後來想想,日常生活中出現的許多 英文片語 很多大家可能光看字面意思看不懂,所以蒐集了一些常用的片語與大家分享。 其實類似的片語還很多,日後教練會繼續上傳分享。部落格裡面的「 英文幫幫忙 」、「 中英成語對照 」與這次推出的「 此生必學英文片語 」單元,也可以解決大家聽不懂的問題。教練每個片語都會寫出例句,讓大家可以活用並且熟記,將來即便不主動使用這些片語,看新聞或是影片的時候,再也不會聽得「霧煞煞」了。 點我下載英文日常片語

教練的苔癬人生!Low-maintenance greenery starts with your own moss terrarium!

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教練雖然很忙,但懂得苦中作樂,也還是有嗜好。 最近迷上了種苔癬 ( Moss growing)。因為種了一段時間 這些苔癬都沒有給種死,所以才敢發文分享。 😍 If you want some greenery in your own home or office but you are not too skilled at tending plants , a moss terrarium could very well be the ultimate hassle- free solution .  Unlike ferns and other indoor plants, moss does not improve your air quality, but it will   add a nice touch to your desktop that only something living and green can provide. The upside of keeping a moss terrarium is that it requires very little maintenance .  In addition to their versatile shapes and sizes, terrariums feature a beautiful array of plants, from dainty ferns, fascinating air plants to tiny succulents .    一分鐘學英文: 1. some greenery                                        些許綠意(小植栽) 2. to be skill at                                            對...很有一套(懂得...的技巧) 3. to tend plants                                         照顧植物 4. a moss terrarium                                  玻璃容器的苔癬植栽 5. the ult

New from NPR 玻璃建築害鳥喪命,這主題托福考過啊。Learn how glass kills birds.

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animation by Min Liu ( Pinterest) 下載聲音檔請點我 下載填空卷請點我 下載解析版請點我 A Clear and Present Danger: How Glass Kills Birds by  CHRISTOPHER JOYCE And now let's move from welfare reform 社會福利改革 to architectural reform. Modern architecture involves a lot of glass . But glass kills millions of birds every year, when they collide with 撞擊 windows. Biologists say as more glass buildings go up, more birds are dying. NPR's Christopher Joyce has the first of two reports on what a group of scientists and architects are doing about that, and he begins at a bird preserve 鳥類保育 in Pennsylvania. CHRISTOPHER JOYCE, BYLINE: Today at the Powdermill Avian Research Center in western Pennsylvania, scientists are catching birds. Luke DeGroote is patrolling 巡視 a mist net 霧網 that runs for hundreds of yards through a dense 密集的 , wet forest. LUKE DEGROOTE: It's a very fine mesh 織得很細很綿密的網 , and that's why the birds run into it. And they, essentially, will fly towards th

Let's get physical!! 動則得救。英語聽力短篇拿來練口說最好。這篇聽完馬上學會「仰臥起坐」與「伏地挺身」的英文。

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                                                          animation from Giphy 下載聲音檔請點我 下載文字檔請點我 上圖是所謂 活動金字塔 ,今天你動了嗎?邊運動邊學英文挺不賴。跑步時可以聽NPR或是TED,做伏地挺身的時候可以背句子或是單字,總之,只要有心一定成就。大家加油啊,拒絕肥油上身,就從今天起!(好像在說給自己聽一樣......) 類似的英文短篇可以拿來練習口說與聽力。聽完聲音檔數次之後,試圖自己講一次,時間控制在一分鐘內。可以寫簡單的筆記,短篇聽力練口說最好! Let's Get Physical!                                                                     gif from Giphy                                                               gif from Giphy When most people think of physical fitness, they think of hitting the gym. In reality, physical fitness is better defined in two separate categories. The first and most important is a person's state of health and well-being. In other words, it is not just about how much weight you can lift. Instead, it is more about how healthy your body is. A balanced diet, frequent exercise, and proper rest will enable you to perform daily tasks better. In addition, it will help boost your body's immune sy