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Unit1 Belly Burden:Language Points ——《21世纪研究生英语教材阅读教程》上册  

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Language Points

(Para 1) Has that “spare tire” made it hard to tie your shoes?

=Is it difficult for you to bend down to tie your shoes because of the fat on your waist.?

 

(Para 1) darn it

a euphemism for “damn”

v., n., adj., adv., interj.

Darn it! Why is there ALWAYS a line???

I may not have my degree yet, but, gosh darn it, I am a scientist.

One big problem about life here is too much traffic, oh gosh darn it, and this city always seems to be under construction.

 

(Para 2) a raft of

=a large number or amount or extent

There are a raft of students rushing into the cinema for the famous movie.

A raft of evidence proved that he was the real criminal of this murder case.

 

(Para 2) be located

=set in a certain place

The house is located by the river.

The offices are conveniently located in the centre of the city.

 

  (Para 2) set off

=set in motion or cause to begin; provoke or stir up

to set off a chain reaction

If uncontrolled, the shortage would set off a new rise in meat prices.

 

(Para 2) culprit  

=someone who perpetrates wrongdoing; the source or cause of a problem

 

The police followed home the clue and finally caught the culprit .

prime culprit

chief culprit

principal culprit

 

  (Para 3) usher in/into

=to bring, esp. by showing the way

She ushered the visitor into the room.

The bombing of Hiroshima ushered in the nuclear age.

 

(Para 3) be supplanted by

=to be taken the place of , often unfairly or improperly

He was hanged for plotting to supplant the king.

Most hand labour has been supplanted by the computers.

 

 (Para 3) Many a late-night infomercial sells the dream of “six-pack abs” or a “washboard stomach” to men.

6-pack ab = washboard ab = six pieces of muscle on the abdomen

 

Convert inch to cm 

Conversion Formula:

cm  x  0.39 = in

in  x  2.54 = cm

 

Examples:

What is the height of a woman in centimeters who is 5' 5"?

What is the height of of a man in centimeters who is 6' 1"?

If a baby is 64 centimeters long, what is her length in inches?

 

 (Para 4) mean

adj.

approximating the statistical norm or average or expected value

the mean annual rainfall

n.

an average of numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of …

 

 (Para 4) modify 

v. make less severe or harsh or extreme; cause to change; cause a transformation

Please modify this letter to make it more polite

We had to slightly modify the original design.

The industrial revolution modified the whole structure of English society.

 

 (Para 5)

And while a majority of doctors did know of the link between belly fat, heart disease, and diabetes, physicians measure waist circumferences of only 17 percent of their patients.

=Although most doctors knew the close relation between waist fat and lots of diseases, in fact only few patients’ waist circumferences are measured. Here indicates doctors didn't pay enough attention to the waist fat problem.

 

 (Para 9) nonchalantly

=in a composed and unconcerned manner, with apparent coolness or indifference

I shrugged my shoulders and told my mother nonchalantly that “I’ll get it done.”

One more cobra emerged from a pond where village women washed their pots and nonchalantly made its way under a nearby house.

 

 (Para 9) break down

=decompose

The digestive system breaks down the food you eat.

But this protein was not shown to break down easily in the human stomach.

 

(Para 10) …lose their waist…

=…their waistlines are becoming much bigger…


(Para14) unravel

= become or cause to become undone by separating the fibers or threads of; disentangle, clear up

unravel the thread

can you unravel the mystery?

There many billions of cells are interconnected in vastly complicated network that we can't begin to unravel as yet.

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