구어체에서 많이 사용하는 줄임말 : ain't, gonna, wanna, gotta, kinda, ya구어체에서 많이 사용하는 줄임말 : ain't, gonna, wanna, gotta, kinda, ya

Posted at 2017.08.06 16:33 | Posted in English

영어 문법책에는 나오지 않는 줄임말에 대해 알아보겠다.



특히 구어체에서 많이 사용하는 줄임말로 영어 회화 또는 미드를 볼 때 필요하다.


1. ain't : am not, are not, is not (어떠한 주어든 다 받을 수 있다.) ~ 아니다.


2. gonna : going to ~ 하려고 하다.


3. wanna : want to ~ 원하다.


4. gotta : got to, got a ~ 해야만 한다.


5. kinda : kind of ~ 어느정도


6. ya : you (노래의 가사에서 많이 활용)

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Granny GraduatesGranny Graduates

Posted at 2017.08.02 00:41 | Posted in English

Level 1

This news is about a woman. She is from England. When she is 15, she leaves school. She thinks that she will never get a degree.


The Second World War is a problem. She has health problems, too. However, she gets better.


She graduates at the University of Bristol. She is the oldest graduate of the university. She is 86 years old when she graduates.


Difficult words: will (in the future), degree (a document which you get after you finish university), graduate verb (finish university), graduate noun (a person who finishes university).


Level 2

Peggy was born in England in 1931 and left school at 15 with no formal education. She thought that she would never get a degree.


During her life, she faced problems like WW2 and a serious kidney infection, which nearly killed her. Amazingly, she bounced back and completed an educational doctorate.


At the age of 86, she is the oldest graduate from the University of Bristol. Dr Peggy is proof that it is never too late to make your dreams reality.


Difficult words: degree (a document which you get after you finish university), bounce back (get better after a problem), graduate (a person who completed a course of study).


Level 3

Born in 1931, Peggy from England left school at age 15 with no formal qualifications, thinking that she may never get a degree because of WW2. She also faced hurdles like a serious kidney infection, which nearly killed her.


Amazingly, she bounced back and completed an educational doctorate at the age of 86, becoming the oldest student ever to graduate from the University of Bristol.


Dr Peggy is proof that it is never too late to accomplish your goals.


Difficult words: hurdle (a problem), bounce back (recover well after a problem).




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THE ALCHEMIST Part1 Chapter 1THE ALCHEMIST Part1 Chapter 1

Posted at 2017.05.14 22:04 | Posted in English

Part1 Chapter 1


The boy's name was Santiago. Dusk was falling as the boy arrived with his herd at an abandoned church. The roof had fallen in long ago, and an enormous sycamore had grown on the spot where the sacristy had once stood.


He decided to spend the night there. He saw to it that all the sheep entered through the ruined gate, and then laid some planks across it to prevent the flock from wandering away during the night. There were no wolves in the region, but once an animal had strayed during the night, and the boy had had to spend the entire next day searching for it.


He swept the floor with his jacket and lay down, using the book he had just finished reading as a pillow. He told himself that he would have to start reading thicker books: they lasted longer, and made more comfortable pillows.


It was still dark when he awoke, and, looking up, he could see the stars through the half-destroyed roof.


I wanted to sleep a little longer, he thought. He had had the same dream that night as a week ago, and once again he had awakened before it ended.


He arose and, taking up his crook, began to awaken the sheep that still slept. He had noticed that, as soon as he awoke, most of his animals also began to stir. It was as if some mysterious energy bound his life to that of the sheep, with whom he had spent the past two years, leading them through the countryside in search of food and water. "They are so used to me that they know my schedule," he muttered. Thinking about that for a moment, he realized that it could be the other way around: that it was he who had become accustomed to their schedule.


But there were certain of them who took a bit longer to awaken. The boy prodded them, one by one, with his crook, calling each by name. He had always believed that the sheep were able to understand what he said. So there were times when he read them parts of his books that had made an impression on him, or when he would tell them of the loneliness or the happiness of a shepherd in the fields. Sometimes he would comment to them on the things he had seen in the villages they passed.


But for the past few days he had spoken to them about only one thing: the girl, the daughter of a merchant who lived in the village they would reach in about four days. He had been to the village only once, the year before. The merchant was the proprietor of a dry goods shop, and he always demanded that the sheep be sheared in his presence, so that he would not be cheated. A friend had told the boy about the shop, and he had taken his sheep there.



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Expanding sign businessExpanding sign business

Posted at 2012.12.26 08:35 | Posted in English

 

People walk past a large digital sign by LG Electronics at Incheon International Airport. The firm said it will start applying its in-plane switching display technology for its signs to increase product competitiveness and increase its presence in the global market.

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Egyptians Gain a Voice With Social Media Service Used by StarsEgyptians Gain a Voice With Social Media Service Used by Stars

Posted at 2011.02.08 03:41 | Posted in English



This is the VOA Special English Technology Report.

Egypt's government faced international criticism when it blocked Internet service to try to suppress the uprising there. But Egyptian activists found other ways to get their message out.

Google, Twitter and a company called SayNow launched a service last week called speak2tweet. They wanted to give Egyptians a way to communicate with the outside world.

There are phone numbers for people to call to record a message. An audio file is then posted to Twitter. Anyone can listen to these voice-to-tweet messages at twitter.com/speak2tweet.

The phone numbers are listed on that page, and people can also call them to hear the tweets.

Ujjwal Singh and AbdelKarim Mardini launched SayNow as an American-based company in two thousand five. Thousands of celebrities use the service to connect with their fans. Google purchased SayNow at the end of January, just days before teaming with Twitter to create the new speak2tweet service.

Most of the calls have come from inside Egypt and most are in Arabic.

(SOUND)

Volunteers are translating the messages into English, Spanish and French at the website Alive in Egypt.

People are also showing their support for the protesters through pages on Facebook. Facebook says it has five million users in Egypt, including one million on mobile devices.

Social networks like Facebook, Twitter  and YouTube also played a part in the protests that forced Tunisia's president from office last month.

Jillian York is with the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. She says the use of social media has been different in the movements in Egypt and Tunisia.

Jillian York: "In Tunisia it was used mostly as a means to disseminate information about what was happening on the ground, often to cover the gap where traditional media left off. In Egypt we've seen people using social media to organize.

Jillian York is also a member of the OpenNet Initiative, a group that studies Internet censorship and spying. She says the Egyptian shutdown had a much wider effect than past Internet bans in Nepal, Burma and China's Xinjiang province.

JILLIAN YORK: "The Internet penetration rate of those three places is fairly low. And I think Egypt’s Internet community is about twenty times the size of those three places combined, and so this is the first time that something like this has had such a huge impact on Internet users.”

Internet service returned last Wednesday in Egypt after a five-day shutdown. Experts at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development estimated that the action cost Egypt's economy at least ninety million dollars.

And that's the VOA Special English Technology Report, written by June Simms. I'm Steve Ember.


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Music Stars Present Grammy Nominations at a Live ConcertMusic Stars Present Grammy Nominations at a Live Concert

Posted at 2011.01.04 21:03 | Posted in English


That was Justin Bieber with “Somebody to Love.”  The sixteen-year-old received the Grammy nomination for best new artist.  Bieber said he “couldn’t believe it.”

The Recording Academy held a televised concert last week to announce the major Grammy nominations.

Hip-hop star, Eminem, singer Bruno Mars, and country group Lady Antebellum, captured quite a few.  Faith Lapidus has our story and plays some nominated music.

That is Eminem with Rihanna performing “Love the Way You Lie,” nominated for song of the year.  It is on Eminem’s album, “Recovery,” which also received a Grammy nomination.  In all, Eminem could win eleven Grammys at the awards ceremony in Los Angeles February 13.

Katy Perry is also up for album of the year award for “Teenage Dream.”  It is Perry’s third studio album.  Almost 200,000 copies of “Teenage Dream” sold in the first week of its release last May.  Here is the title track.

The performers on the television show “Glee” are nominated for two Grammys.  One of the honors is for this version of “Don’t Stop Believin’,” a song first recorded by the group Journey.

Among the best alternative music album nominees is “Brothers,” from the group Black Keys.  The two-man band formed in 2001 in Ohio and has six albums.  We leave you with “Howlin’ for You” from the Black Keys Grammy nominated album, “Brothers.”

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Greece bombings not linked to al Qaeda, government saysGreece bombings not linked to al Qaeda, government says

Posted at 2010.11.04 01:01 | Posted in English
November 3, 2010 -- Updated 1447 GMT (2247 HKT)


Bomb disposal experts explode another suspect parcel reportedly addressed to the Dutch Embassy in Athens, Nov. 1, 2010.

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나는 박스를 포장한다.나는 박스를 포장한다.

Posted at 2010.10.24 22:41 | Posted in English

I pack a box.

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