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Do you know what day this Friday is? It's a holiday about vampires, witches, ghosts and pumpkins. Yap, it's Halloween. Do you have any plan for Halloween? Not yet? It's OK. I'm gonna tell you some tricks or games you can use or play on that day.

(1) Chants

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今天先上和我們最有關係的:body parts。


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大公無私 selfless
大惑不解 be extremely puzzled
大驚小怪 foofaraw/a storm in a teacup/fuss like a hen with one chicken/spoffish
大名鼎鼎 famous/well-known
大器晚成 great minds mature slowly
大失所望 greatly disappointed

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Above-the-Line Costs
電影開拍前發生或簽定之契約上的固定成本,包括雇用主要創作人員及其小組(特別是編劇、導演、製片及卡司),劇本版權的取得,及某些行政管理職務(如勞工福利);參見Below-the-Line Costs及Line。

Abstract Film 抽象電影

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The following is ticketing information of THSR (Taiwan High Speed Rail) with Chinese version below every paragraphs, which you need to highlight to read. When you read the Chinese versioin, there are some line-throughed words, which are the original lines but don't fit in the English version. To help students understand what the Engilsh version says, I attach my own translation (underlined) right after the very words. Other related information can be searched from THSR official website.

Online Booking (線上訂票)

The system provides on-line reservation for the train which departure date is no more than 14 days later. Nevertheless, on the travel day the on-line reservation is only applicable to the train which departure time is no less than 2 hours before train departure.

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Title: Tips on making a good first impression

A warm smile, a firm handshake, and a sincere gaze are all important aspects of making a good first impression. But let's not forget confidence. Because a few clumsy or inappropriate words in English can drastically affect the impression you're trying to make. We've written this guide to help you improve your English, build your confidence and impress all those you meet!

Be courteous

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American plan 按天向客人收取固定的膳宿費用

British warm 英國軍官穿的雙排扣短大衣

China grass 芒麻
China ink 墨

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a drop in the ocean 滄海一粟
within a stone's throw 一箭之遙

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紙箱 Carton
瓦楞紙箱 Corrugated Carton
木箱 Wooden Case
板條箱 Crate

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在英文裡面,這種遊戲叫做「scrambled words」,

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只要是英文老師,一定都知道有個複習英文單字的好方法:word puzzle,
e n b e l w
y e l l o w
e e a r e h

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(1) 肯定直述句,用否定疑問。
  ex: Peter helped you, didn't he?
  ex: Mary was there, wasn't she?
  ex: It is quite warm, isn't it?

(2) 否定直述句,用肯定疑問。

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剛剛在 plurk 上面看到有人分享一篇文章:一語雙關

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 Everybody knows that men hate to stop and ask for directions. My boyfriend is no different. Every time we get lost, we drive around for hours before he finally pulls over and asks for help. 

 One Satureday we saw an ad in the newspaper for a picnic at a farm outside of town. We fixed up our old cowboy hats, cut out the map from the newspaper and started driving. After a few hours, I brought up the fact that we were lost. Of course my boyfriend lost his temper when I suggested we ask someone for directions. 

 "I can find it!" he yelled.

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英格蘭足球超級聯賽(FA Premier League):
2004年巴克萊斯銀行(Barclays Bank)成為英超的贊助商,
定名為巴克萊斯超級足球聯賽(Barclays English Premier League),

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Romantic Pisces, you are the twelfth and last sign of the zodiac. You are regarded as the sign of sensitivity and receptivity, and are a true chameleon by being mutable and infinitely complex. Your keywords are communion and vision, and you have the capacity to go beyond this world to the one of dreams and the spirit.

Your ruler Neptune, the planet of confusion and chaos, gets people out of habits that imprison them so that they question themselves and can discover another path toward growth and spirituality. Neptune is also the planet of imagination and illusion, and governs the dream world with all its many facets.

Pisces is the third of the three water signs, which means that you are concerned with the realm of emotion and feeling. You deal with sensitivity, intuition, and deeper psychic aspects of life. You are able to conduct unconscious telepathic communication with others.

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Your sign, dear Aquarius, is the eleventh of the zodiac and is considered to be the sign of perspective, the future, and new projects. The water bearer symbolizes intellectual development through communication and innovation. Of all signs, you are the most idealistic and humanitarian, with a strong sense of community and fraternity.

Your ruler Uranus, the planet of change and revolution, represents originality and a strong drive for adventure and freedom. Uranus is also called the rebel planet, and its energy is radical, sudden, and unpredictable.

Aquarius is the third of the three air signs, which means that your intellectuality is expressed as an intuitive grasp of universal principles, along with a concern for the universal well-being of humanity.

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Practical Capricorn, the tenth sign of the zodiac, represents discipline, ambition, and rationality, making you the most determined and persistent sign of the zodiac. Since you have such an unshakable faith in your own power, you have an extreme capacity for hard work and endurance.

Saturn, the planet of challenges and restrictions, is the ruler of Capricorn. Saturn is sometimes associated with bad luck; however, without the obstacles of Saturn we would never grow and evolve any further, which makes this planet the one that makes us tough, because it teaches us to develop patience and staying power.

Capricorn is the third earth sign, which means you know that you can't live on inspiration alone, and therefore, you have become a down-to-earth realist, and are willing to take care of the daily chores. For that reason, stability and consistency are very important to you.

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As a future-oriented Sagittarius, the ninth sign of the zodiac, you are considered the most prophetic of the signs because you have the urge to understand the meaning of life. Also the most mobile sign of the zodiac, you explore beyond physical and mental boundaries, and thrive on freedom and liberty.

Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion, is the ruler of Sagittarius, and brings optimism and joy to life. Jupiter is also associated with a person's spiritual beliefs and philosophic standards.

Sagittarius is the third fire sign. This fiery influence is like a candle in the dark, lighting the way to knowledge and wisdom. You walk through life high-spirited and openhearted, always seeking the truth. You are farsighted and goal-directed and are gifted in grasping general principles.

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