Colorful 就是 full of color,那么earful 是什么?

 

       一学生就下文中的an earful of positive news stories 提出问题。

      我问:beautiful 是什么意思?学生回答:漂亮,美丽的。我说:beautiful 就是 full of beauty,wonderful 就是 full of wonder,colorful 就是 full of color。

        我问:a roomful of people 是什么意思?他们回答:满满一屋人。

       正确!我顺势告诉他:a roomful of people 就是a room full of people。a handful of people 就是四,五个人。类似的表达还很多,像,a pocketful of money, a spoonful of soup, a drawerful of letters..., 所以,an earful of ... 就是一直听到絮絮叨叨的事。比如:

  

1 .I heard an earful of gossip this morning.

2. She gave me an earful of complaints about her new deskmate.

3.Recently,Google announced that its voice­-activated program,Google Assistant,will be offering a new feature called “Tell Me Something Good”.Users can now give that command and receive an earful of positive news stories. What’s more,The New York Times has a page online called “Fixes”,which focuses on what people are doing to fight social ills. As media researcher Karen McIntyre of Virginia Commonwealth University explains,these are all parts of a news movement called constructive journalism.

 

Colorful 就是 full of color,那么earful 是什么?

 

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      刘少文,西安83中英语高级教师。陕西省“国培”、“省培”专家。从教36年。2009年起,参与40多期“国培”、“省培”教学,与全省5000多名教师面对面交流。2011年起,积极参加支教送教活动,在省内外开展教学讲座近三百场,深受同行欢迎。

    2012年,刘少文老师将在留学英国期间写的三万多字的英文日记编写成校本教材《旅英日记》,并成功开设此课。

       自2010年以来,刘少文老师先后获得“西安市课改先进个人”、“首届全国中小学外语教师名师”、“陕西省教育厅中小学教师省级培训项目”优秀教师、“陕西教学能手”、“红烛奖”西安年度教育人物教育创新奖、陕西省首批中小学幼儿园教师培训专家、“西安市中小学优秀班主任”、陕西省“我身边好教师”2018年度人物等荣誉称号。    

 

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