英语小故事：1、熟能生巧小故事 Skill comes from practice
During the Northern Song Dynasty, there was a skilled archer. One day he drew a big crowd while he was practicing on the drill ground. He shot so accurately that the on-lookers cheered with excitement. He became very proud of his skill. But among the crowd an old oil peddler only nodded his head indifferently. This hurt his Pride.
“Can you do this?” he asked the old oil peddler.
“No, I can’t.”
“What do you think of my skill?”
“Just OK, but nothing special. You’ve gained your accuracy from persistent practice. That’s all.”
“What can you do, then?” the old man said nothing. He put a gourd bottle on the ground and covered its mouth with a copper coin. He then scooped out a ladle of oil from his big jar, held it high and began to fill the bottle.
Now, a thread of oil came down from the ladle into the bottle just through the hole of the coin. Everybody looking on watched with amazement. But the old man said, “This is nothing special, I can do this because I have practiced it a lot.” And with these words, he left.
Later, people use this phrase to mean “Practice makes perfect”.
A, listening to lectures, with all my heart
A gift is important to learn English well, generally speaking, learning good students, is a class of students. Students in the class to participate in, the more he learned, the more. To develop good habits of classroom: focus on listening, to actively participate in various class activities (games, dialogue, singing, investigation, performance, dance, etc.), bold to speak English, not afraid to make mistakes, is good at making notes, this method can not only draw attention to the classroom, cultivate the ability to write, exercise the ability of summary and induction, and conducive to the students after class to review focused, get twice the result with half the effort).
Second, review the hydrophobic after close first
Timely review is to strengthen memory, control forget the fundamental measures. According to the ebbinghaus forgetting curve pattern: the process of forgetting is uneven, in the initial period of time forgotten faster, and then gradually slow down. , therefore, to review the interval of hydrophobic after close first, namely must review the knowledge that the day night, the next night ever again, and then a week, a month, three months to consolidate several times, so the best effect. Some people think that review too complicated, in fact, it is extremely simple, review as long as five minutes every time, the notes to read aloud in the day, listen to the tape and read the text again.
学会利用英语字母的拼读规则记忆。如pencil sharpener这个单词，根据发音方法和拼读规律，我们可以对单词 进 行 如 下 的 划 分 pen/cil shar/pe/ner，这样拆开记忆，记得又快又准。另外，可以把同一类别的单词一起记忆，比如：按照颜色、数字等分类记忆；对于同义词，反义词等我们可以通过对比、对照的方式，结合起来记 忆 ； 再 如 合 成 词 blackboard, bookcase ,supermarket,等，只要了解了合成词的概念，很容易把单词记牢。
Three, memorizing words find rule
Learn to use English letters spelling rules of memory. The word as a pencil sharpener, according to the method of pronunciation and spelling rules, we can to the division of the following words pen/cil shar/PE/ner, such apart memory, remember to quick and accurate. In addition, you can put the same category of word memory together, such as: according to the color, such as digital classification memory; For synonyms, antonyms, we can through the way of comparison, contrast, combine to remember Yi; Such as blackboard, e. g. again, bookcase, supermarket, etc., as long as to understand the concept of words, it is easy to remember the words.
Four, extracurricular reading from the simple beginning
Spare time to choose some suitable simple interesting English books, extract of some commonly used words, enlarge vocabulary accumulation. Watching English small story at the same time, and improve the level of English reading and understanding. Story must start from simple, amount of new words each essay best at about five. Only from the beginning of the simple, easy to entry, prone to "interest".
Five, the sail to speak English
In daily life, we should use some simple everyday language to communicate more, let the children not only practice English, feel learning English is useful at any time. In addition in life, such as in the parking lot to see capital letter P represent what word? VIP what representing each letter in the word? Through the dribs and drabs, let the child to find words in their life.
my little dog can't read
Mrs. Brown: Oh, my dear, I have lost my precious little dog!
Mrs. Smith: But you must put an advertisement in the papers!
Mrs. Brown: It's no use, my little dog can't read.
The doctor lives downstairs
"Doctor," she said loudly, bouncing into the room, "I want you to say frankly what's wrong with me."
He surveyed her from head to foot. "Madam," he said at length, "I've just three things to tell you. First, your weight wants reducing by nearly fifty pounds. Second, your beauty could be improved if you used about one tenth as much rouge and lipstick. And third, I'm an artist---the doctor lives downstairs."
Don’t give me your ****. 别跟我胡扯。
Don’t give me your excuses/ No more excuses. 别找借口。
You’re a pain in the ass. 你这讨厌鬼。
You’re an asshole. 你这缺德鬼。
You bastard! 你这杂种！
Get over yourself. 别自以为是。
You’re nothing to me. 你对我什么都不是。
It’s not my fault. 不是我的错。
You look guilty. 你看上去心虚。
I can’t help it. 我没办法。
That’s your problem. 那是你的问题。
I don’t want to hear it. 我不想听！
Get off my back. 少跟我罗嗦。
Give me a break. 饶了我吧。
Who do you think you’re talking to? 你以为你在跟谁说话？
The sea-god was the father of two giant sons called Otusand Ephialtes. When only nine years old they were said to betwenty-seven cubits in height and nine in breadth. Theseyouthful giants were as rebellious as they were powerful，even presuming to threaten the gods themselves withhostilities. During the war of the Gigantomachia, theyendeavoured to scale heaven by piling mighty mountains oneupon another. Already had they succeeded in placing MountOssa on Olympus and Pelion on Ossa, when this impiousproject was frustrated by Apollo, who destroyed them withhis arrows. It was supposed that had not their lives been thuscut off before reaching maturity, their sacrilegious designswould have been carried into effect.
Pelias and Neleus were also sons of Poseidon. Theirmother Tyro was attached to the river-god Enipeus, whoseform Poseidon assumed, and thus won her love. Peliasbecame afterwards famous in the story of the Argonauts, andNeleus was the father of Nestor, who was distinguished inthe Trojan War.
The Greeks believed that it was to Poseidon they wereindebted for the existence of the horse, which he is said tohave produced in the following manner: Athene andPoseidon both claiming the right to name Cecropia （theancient name of Athens）, a violent dispute arose, which wasfinally settled by an assembly of the Olympian gods, whodecided that whichever of the contending parties presentedmankind with the most useful gift, should obtain theprivilege of naming the city. Upon this Poseidon struck theground with his trident, and the horse sprang forth in all hisuntamed strength and graceful beauty.
海神是巨大的两个儿子的父亲叫Otusand Ephialtes。只有9岁时他们说高度betwenty-seven肘,宽9。Theseyouthful巨人一样叛逆他们强大,即使假设withhostilities威胁神自己。在战争期间的Gigantomachia theyendeavoured规模由高山oneupon打桩另一个天堂。已经有了他们成功地把MountOssa奥林匹斯和珀利翁山叠到奥萨山上那样层出不穷,当这种impiousproject被阿波罗沮丧,摧毁了他们带着箭。应该,没有他们的生活被thuscut达到成熟之前,他们亵渎神明的designswould已经生效。
Victory won't come to me unless I go to it.——M.Moore
Man struggles upwards; water flows downwards.
Man errs as long as he strives.——Goethe
The failures and reverses which await men - and one after another sadden the brow of youth - add a dignity to the prospect of human life, which no Arcadian success would do.——Henry David Thoreau
A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.——J. Burroughs