Presentation on theme: "Two students, Tony and Irene, are about whale-watching trips around Taiwan. (T = Tony, I = Irene) Two students, Tony and Irene, are arguing about whale-watching."— Presentation transcript:
Two students, Tony and Irene, are about whale-watching trips around Taiwan. (T = Tony, I = Irene) Two students, Tony and Irene, are arguing about whale-watching trips around Taiwan. (T = Tony, I = Irene) Conversation
T: I think that a whale-watching trip is a great idea because people can learn more about these rare and unique animals. I: I’m not sure about that. I believe it’s more important for the government, environmental organizations, and schools to inform people about the whales.
T: But don’t you think seeing live whales will make people care more about them? I: I know what you mean, but remember, these whale-watching trips are held to make money. Most people on these trips just want to have a good time watching the whales and taking pictures of them.
T: That’s true. But these trips are harmless to the whales. I: I don’t think so. Noisy boats and people may bother whales in their natural surroundings and make them leave their ideal habitat. T: But most whale-watching boats are careful and stay far away from the whales.
I: Not all of them. And do you know that some baby whales were injured by whale-watching boats that went too close? T: I didn’t know that. But I still believe that if more people see these beautiful creatures in the sea, then they will be against killing whales.
I: Maybe. But there must be clear rules made for these trips, in order to protect the whales and their habitat. T: Well, I can’t argue with that.
1. argue [`ArGj5] vi. 爭論 Tips for You Back to Conversation
2. organization [&OrG1n1`zeS1n] n. [C] 組織 Tips for You Back to Conversation
3. inform [In`fOrm] vt. 告知 Tips for You Back to Conversation
4. habitat [`h8b1&t8t] n. [C] ( 動物的 ) 棲息地 Tips for You Back to Conversation
1....are arguing about whale-watching trips around Taiwan. (1) argue vi. 爭論 argue about/over sth 爭論某事 argue with sb 與某人爭執 ‧ Every time Jeff and his wife talk about money, they always argue about it. ‧ Peter disagreed with Ruth’s statement and argued with her. Back to Conversation
(2) whale-watching 為複合形容詞，以連 字號 (-) 連接，形成方式為「名詞 + 現 在分詞 (V-ing) 」，名詞為後面動詞的 受詞。例： ‧ This job is time-consuming. → This job consumes time. ‧ The movie is heart-breaking. → The movie breaks my heart. 1....are arguing about whale-watching trips around Taiwan. Back to Conversation
2. learn about sth 學習某事 ‧ To learn about the Chinese market, the company researched it for a year. learn about 另有「得知」的意思。例： ‧ Mother felt happy when she learned about the good news. Back to Conversation
3. inform vt. 告知 inform sb about/of sth 告知某人某事 inform sb that-clause 告知某人 … ‧ Mr. Wang asked the doctor to inform him of his medical condition. ‧ Mr. Johnson’s secretary informed me that I got the job. Back to Conversation
4....will make people care more about them? 句型分析 S + make + O + V make 為使役動詞，表「使 … 做某事」。 例： ‧ The doctor made my brother stay in bed. Back to Conversation
5. I know what you mean. 我知道你的意思。 其他表示明白對方意思的說法尚有： ‧ I hear you. ‧ I got you. ‧ I get the message. ‧ I can see that. ‧ I understand what you’re saying. Back to Conversation
6....have a good time watching the whales and taking pictures of them. (1) have a good time + V-ing → have fun + V-ing → enjoy oneself + V-ing 意為「在做 … 時玩得愉快，得到樂趣」 ‧ Kenneth had fun dancing with Helen at the party. ‧ I enjoyed myself watching that interesting movie. Back to Conversation
(2) take pictures of sb = take sb’s pictures ，指「拍某人的照片」。 例： ‧ Angel took pictures of a group of children playing in the park. 6....have a good time watching the whales and taking pictures of them. Back to Conversation
7. I don ’ t think so. 我不這麼認為。 此句用來表示不同意對方的觀點或看 法，其他類似用語有： ‧ I don’t agree. ‧ I disagree. ‧ I can’t agree with you. ‧ I don’t share your opinion. Back to Conversation
8. far away from... 遠離 … ‧ I traveled far away from home last year. Back to Conversation
9. But there must be clear rules made for.... → But there must be clear rules that/ which are made for.... (1) 用 must be 來表達「一定」時，語意 較 would be 等來得強烈。例： ‧ I must be home by 10 p.m. tonight. (2) made... 為限定用法的關係子句簡化 的過去分詞片語，修飾 clear rules 。 Back to Conversation
10. I can ’ t argue with that. 這一點我同意。 其他表達贊同的口語用法尚有： ‧ I agree with you. ‧ I think you’re right. ‧ I entirely/totally agree. ‧ I couldn’t agree with you more. Back to Conversation