反斗英語 (2011) 第二集 All Eyes and All Ears 耳目眾多 (1)(2)


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EYES

Choose the idiom which would be appropriate in the following situations:

1. You are so proud of your son.
a. He is the apple of my eye. 心肝寶貝
b. He is for my eyes only. 只供某人看

2. You are pleased to see Mary.
a. She has robbed you blind. 騙人錢財
b. She is a sight for sore eyes. 讓人看了高興的

3. You can see a little hope for the future when you are in difficult times.
a. I can see stars. 因撞擊而看見滿天星
b. I can see light at the end of the tunnel. 一線曙光

4. Peter is good at noticing things around him.
a. He has eyes in the back of his head. 目光敏銳
b. He can see daylight. 恍然大悟

5. Somebody seems to be daydreaming.
a. He is all eyes. 專注
b. He is just staring into space. 呆望

Answers: 1a 2b 3b 4a 5b

EARS

Decide which of the following nouns would complete the expression.

earsoundnoisemusicring

1. If you face the , you accept the criticism and unpleasant results that your words or actions may cause.  承擔自己言行的惡果
– This idiom might come from the days when, if a soldier was dismissed from his regiment, he was drummed out, which meant that the reason(s) for his dismissal were read out in front of the whole group while someone beat the drums.

2. If you play something by , you decide to act in a situation as it happens or develops.
見機行事

3. If someone is a big , he/she is an important person.
– ‘A big noise’ is the same as ‘a big name/shot.’
BUT ‘a big picture’ means ‘the situation as a whole.’
整個局面

4. Peter loves the of his own voice. He always talks too much and does not listen to others.

5. Months later, the songs at the concert were still in her ears.  繞樑三日
– ‘Ring in your head’ has the same meaning as ‘ring in your ears.’

Answers:
1.music 2.ear 3. noise 4.sound 5.ringing