十一月 28, 2006

希臘神話典故在英文雜誌的應用

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英文雜誌應用神話典故:
1. The U.S. government is inhibited by fear that retaliatory operations abroad could open a
__ __of terrorism in America.(Time, 1-7-85.)美國政府害怕如果在國外採取報復行動,可能會在美國境內引發許多恐怖暴力問題。
2.
The record of waste and mismanagement is seen by some lawmakers as the Pentagon’s__ __.(U.S. News & World Report, 4-27-81)有些國會議員認為浪費與管理不善的紀錄是美國國防部的弱點。

3. Gissler says, “I fear President Reagan is using economic emergency as a __ __.(U.S. News & World Report, 5-18-81)

吉斯勒說:「我擔心雷根總統正利用經濟緊張,作為騙局。」

4. The Trinh family’s 10,000- mile __ __from their home in Saigon to New York has been stormy and perilous.(Time, 1-19-81)崔林一家人,從西貢老家到紐約的一萬里之長途旅程,歷經狂風暴雨和重重危險。

5. For a frightening number of teenagers, murdering their parents seems to be a solution problems of the __ __.(Newsweek, 6-27-83)對為數驚人的青少年而言,殺害他們自己的父親似乎是應驗了「弒父戀母情節」。

6.A reunion of technological __ -- GE and RCA -- will form a power house in defense, electronics and broadcasting.(Time, 12-23-85) 工業技術兩大巨擘──奇異電器公司與美國無線電公司──的合併,在國防、電子與廣播三方面形成一股巨大無比的力量。

7. Businessmen complain that the leaden hand of government undermines the freedom and incentives that make capitalism so productive. Managers see themselves as __ __, unable to launch a new product or finance research into a tempting field without completing a fat book of federal forms and paying exorbitant and needless expenses. (Time,4-21-80) 工商人士抱怨政府顢頇作為,破壞了使資本主義能大大發揮的自由精神與激勵誘因。經理人員自認遭到了重重束縛,無法放手去開發新產品,無法投資研究於前景看好的事業,因為政府繁複的表格與驚人而不必要的費用不計其數。

Answer:

1.Pandora’s box

2.Achilles’ heel

3.Trojan horse

4.Odyssey

5.Oedipus complex

6.titans


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