新视野大学英语朗读 第1册 Unit 10A:Language Point 32

发表时间:2014-03-07内容来源:VOA英语学习网

Language Point 32

...rely on external factors - their looks or status - in order to feel good about themselves. (Para. 12)

external: a. 1. (figurative) easily seen but not essential; on the surface

Going to church seems like an external act of praise.

上教堂做礼拜似乎是一种表面赞美上帝的行为。

2. outside

the external layer of skin皮肤的表层

external air 外部的空气

This material is good for the house to keep out external heat.

这材料对防止室外的热量进入屋内很有用。

Many external factors affect the market in this country.

许多外界因素影响着这个国家的市常

Externally he appears really calm, but on the inside he is as worried as anyone else is.

表面上他很平静,但内心却与其他人一样的不安。

feel good: feel happy, confident, pleased with oneself

I feel good when I'm singing. 我唱歌时感觉很好。

Some people give money to the poor not so much because they are concerned about doing good, but because it makes them feel good.

有的人给穷人钱不是因为他们热心为善,而是因为这样做可以使他们感觉好些。

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