2007年7月1日 星期日

學習英語的策略與方法→小品文賞讀(一)

留言者 台東大路
留言時間 2007-06-14 23:53:41
標題 小品文賞讀(一)
留言內容

Free to fly with the wind

One windy spring day, I observed young people having fun using the wind to fly their kites. Multicolored creations of varying shapes and sizes filled the skies like beautiful birds darting and dancing. As the strong winds gusted against the kites, a string kept them in check.

Instead of blowing away with the wind, they arose against it to achieve great heights. They shook and pulled, but the restraining string and the cumbersome tail kept them in tow, facing upward and against the wind. As the kites struggled and trembled against the string, they seemed to say, “Let me go! Let me go! I want to be free!”They soared beautifully even as they fought the restriction of the string. Finally, one of the kites succeeded in breaking loose. “Free at last,” it seemed to say. “Free to fly with the wind.”

Yet freedom from restraint simply put it at the mercy of an unsympathetic breeze. It fluttered ungracefully to the ground and landed in a tangled mass of weeds and string against a dead bush. “Free at last” free to lie powerless in the dirt, to be blown helplessly along the ground, and to lodge lifeless against the first obstruction.

How much like kites we sometimes are. The Heaven gives us adversity and restrictions, rules to follow from which we can grow and gain strength. Restraint is a necessary counterpart to the winds of opposition. Some of us tug at the rules so hard that we never soar to reach the heights we might have obtained. We keep part of the commandment and never rise high enough to get our tails off the ground.

Let us each rise to the great heights, recognizing that some of the restraints that we may chafe under are actually the steadying force that helps us ascend and achieve.


留言者 Ring Ring
留言時間 2007-06-15 01:02:29
標題 Re:小品文賞讀(一)
留言內容

Main Idea:

One windy spring day, I observed young people having fun using the wind to fly their kites.
As the strong winds gusted against the kites, a string kept them in check.
As the kites struggled and trembled against the string, they seemed to say, “Let me go! Let me go! I want to be free!”
Finally, one of the kites succeeded in breaking loose.
Yet freedom from restraint simply put it at the mercy of an unsympathetic breeze.

Message:

How much like kites we sometimes are.
Let us each rise to the great heights, recognizing that some of the restraints that we may chafe under are actually the steadying force that helps us ascend and achieve.

P.S.這篇短文表面上看來是在說風箏的故事,其實是用風箏來暗喻人們在面對順境與逆境時的心境,生字太多我都看不懂,只抓個大意出來,還可以吧!
本來想用刪除法的,但想一想,可能一堆都會被我刪掉,那就這樣啦!
※後面的高手快出來吧!

留言者 台東大路
留言時間 2007-06-15 08:20:40
標題 Re:小品文賞讀(一)
留言內容

Free to fly with the wind
解析試作

Paragraph 1:

One windy spring day, I observed young people having fun using the wind to fly their kites.
** KEY-Words: observed, fly their kites
** Main point: I observed young people fly kites on spring day.

Multicolored creations of varying shapes and sizes filled the skies like beautiful birds darting and dancing.
** KEY-Words: Multicolored, filled the skies
** Main point: Different kinds of kites filled of the skies.

As the strong winds gusted against the kites, a string kept them in check.
** KEY-Words: kept them in check
** Main point: Strings kept the kites in check.


Paragraph 2:
Instead of blowing away with the wind, they arose against it to achieve great heights.
** KEY-Words: arose against it, great heights
** Main point: They arose the kites to achieve great heights.

They shook and pulled, but the restraining string and the cumbersome tail kept them in tow, facing upward and against the wind.
** KEY-Words: the restraining string and the cumbersome tail
** Main point: They shook and pulled

As the kites struggled and trembled against the string, they seemed to say, “Let me go! Let me go! I want to be free!”
** KEY-Words: struggled and trembled
** Main point: the kites struggled and trembled and seemed to ask for freedom.

They soared beautifully even as they fought the restriction of the string.
** KEY-Words: fought the restriction of the string
** Main point: The kites soared beautifully.

Finally, one of the kites succeeded in breaking loose. “Free at last,” it seemed to say. “Free to fly with the wind.”
** KEY-Words: breaking loose
** Main point: Finally, a kite succeeded in breaking loose.

Yet freedom from restraint simply put it at the mercy of an unsympathetic breeze.
** KEY-Words: the mercy of an unsympathetic breeze
** Main point: The kite was put at the mercy of an unsympathetic breeze.

It fluttered ungracefully to the ground and landed in a tangled mass of weeds and string against a dead bush.
** KEY-Words: fluttered ungracefully
** Main point: It fluttered to the ground and landed with its string against a dead bush.

Paragraph 3:
“Free at last” free to lie powerless in the dirt, to be blown helplessly along the ground, and to lodge lifeless against the first obstruction.
** KEY-Words: lodge lifeless against the first obstruction
** Main point: That free kite lodged lifeless against the first obstruction.

How much like kites we sometimes are.

The Heaven gives us adversity and restrictions, rules to follow from which we can grow and gain strength.
** KEY-Words: adversity and restrictions
** Main point: The Heaven gives us adversity and restrictions to follow.

Restraint is a necessary counterpart to the winds of opposition.
** KEY-Words: a necessary counterpart

Some of us tug at the rules so hard that we never soar to reach the heights we might have obtained.
** KEY-Words: tug at the rules
** Main point: Some of us tug at the rules so hard.
We keep part of the commandment and never rise high enough to get our tails off the ground.
** KEY-Words: never rise high enough
** Main point: We never rise high enough to get our tails off the ground.

Let us each rise to the great heights, recognizing that some of the restraints that we may chafe under are actually the steadying force that helps us ascend and achieve.
** KEY-Words: rise to the great heights
** Main point: Let us rise to the great heights to recognize that some of the restraints are the steadying force to helps us ascend and achieve.


留言者 傷腦筋
留言時間 2007-06-16 05:10:29
標題 Re:小品文賞讀(一)
留言內容

台東大路:
One windy spring day, I observed young people having fun using the wind to fly their kites. Multicolored creations of varying shapes and sizes filled the skies like beautiful birds darting and dancing. As the strong winds gusted against the kites, a string kept them in check.

功能字
一丶副詞
二丶助動詞
三丶介系詞及連接詞 to, of, and, in. As, against
四丶代名詞及冠詞 the, their , them
五丶數目字 One, I, a
沒有找到副詞和助動詞




留言者 傷腦筋
留言時間 2007-06-16 05:34:02
標題 Re:小品文賞讀(一)
留言內容

Instead of blowing away with the wind, they arose against it to achieve great heights. They shook and pulled, but the restraining string and the cumbersome tail kept them in tow, facing upward and against the wind. As the kites struggled and trembled against the string, they seemed to say, “Let me go! Let me go! I want to be free!”They soared beautifully even as they fought the restriction of the string. Finally, one of the kites succeeded in breaking loose. “Free at last,” it seemed to say. “Free to fly with the wind.”
功能字
一丶副詞 beautifully,Finally
二丶助動詞
三丶介系詞及連接詞of,with,against,to,and, but,in,As
四丶代名詞及冠詞the,they,it,They,them,I
五丶數目字 one



留言者 傷腦筋
留言時間 2007-06-16 05:52:32
標題 Re:小品文賞讀(一)
留言內容

Yet freedom from restraint simply put it at the mercy of an unsympathetic breeze. It fluttered ungracefully to the ground and landed in a tangled mass of weeds and string against a dead bush. “Free at last” free to lie powerless in the dirt, to be blown helplessly along the ground, and to lodge lifeless against the first obstruction.
功能字
一丶副詞 Yet ,ungracefully, helplessly
二丶助動詞
三丶介系詞及連接詞from ,at,of ,and,in,to, along,against
四丶代名詞及冠詞it,the,
五丶數目字an ,a, first
Yet是當副詞還是連接詞呢?


留言者 傷腦筋
留言時間 2007-06-16 13:03:41
標題 Re:小品文賞讀(一)
留言內容

How much like kites we sometimes are. The Heaven gives us adversity and restrictions, rules to follow from which we can grow and gain strength. Restraint is a necessary counterpart to the winds of opposition. Some of us tug at the rules so hard that we never soar to reach the heights we might have obtained. We keep part of the commandment and never rise high enough to get our tails off the ground
功能字
一丶副詞
二丶助動詞can, so
三丶介系詞及連接詞like, and, to, from, which, that, off
四丶代名詞及冠詞we, The, us, of,
五丶數目字a



留言者 傷腦筋
留言時間 2007-06-16 13:04:34
標題 Re:小品文賞讀(一)
留言內容

Let us each rise to the great heights, recognizing , some of the restraints that we may chafe under are actually the steadying force that helps us ascend and achieve.
功能字
一丶副詞actually
二丶助動詞may
三丶介系詞及連接詞to, that, under,
四丶代名詞及冠詞 us, the, we
五丶數目字



留言者 Ring Ring
留言時間 2007-06-16 17:23:42
標題 Re:小品文賞讀(一)
留言內容

yet有可能是連接詞,例如but
學長會出題,也要會解題吧?
我在忙著作小抄,沒時間陪大家玩啦!

留言者 台東大路
留言時間 2007-06-17 03:52:16
標題 Re:小品文賞讀(一)
留言內容

Yet freedom from restraint simply put it at the mercy of an unsympathetic breeze.

主詞:freedom from restraint
動詞:simply put (simply 是修飾 put 的副詞)
受詞:it
修飾語(副詞片語,修飾 put it)

由以上結構可推定 yet 是一個「連接詞」,事實上,它的功能應該比較像「發語詞」-「然而」的意思,若是解釋成「but」,應該也是通的。

留言者 台東大路
留言時間 2007-06-17 03:58:55
標題 Re:小品文賞讀(一)
留言內容

How much like kites we sometimes are.

這一句很有意思。

它的原意是:

Sometimes we are like kites very much.

但是作者用「感歎句」的型式來表現;

How like kites we are! 再加入 much 以強調「像」,但是又放進了 sometimes 來避免「武斷」。如此強而有力,卻又不致於流於「以偏概全」的修辭,值得我們好好地參考。

留言者 傷腦筋
留言時間 2007-06-17 18:19:55
標題 Re:小品文賞讀(一)
留言內容

Dear 台東大路:

真是太好的提示,尤其是像我學英文,竟很像瞎子摸象,知道一

點就很滿足,謝謝你,肯出手相助.

看你的學生去外面讀讀書,又回來找你研讀,才知道你有多麼好

的方法來教他們。你一出現我們這塊園地,大家充滿了快樂,我

猜你很忙,都沒看到大家對你的歡迎,phio-sopher, Mae ,

Jasilai等對你充滿感性的話語。請多多出現喔!大家都好喜歡你

耶!上學期有趣的文章,我們仍記憶尤新,太可愛的大路。

留言者 philo-sopher
留言時間 2007-06-17 19:55:21
標題 Re:小品文賞讀(一)
留言內容

可不是嗎?
學期初不來,等戲要散了才又姍姍來遲,
一來也不打聲招呼,
我想,大概喝掉我的咖啡賠不出來,
既然這樣,
那就別為難他了,
所以也不敢打招呼,
讓他為了杯咖啡再度跑路可不值,
改成『台東跑路』更不好聽。



留言者 Ring Ring
留言時間 2007-06-17 23:27:49
標題 Re:小品文賞讀(一)
留言內容

Dear 台東大路:

There are a number of museums in Cambridge.
The best of these is the Fitzwilliam in Trumpington Street.
It exhibits ceramics,paintings and sculptures.
I hope you like so.

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