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听故事学日常英语短语1 第10课 短语Part 1

in the middle of

在…中间

The scarecrow is in the middle of the field.

稻草人在田野的中央。

He was standing in the middle of the street.

他站在街道中间。

She turned off the TV in the middle of the show.

她在节目进行到一半的时候关掉了电视。

A: What were you doing when I called you?

A:我打电话给你的时候你在干什么?

B: I was in the middle of studying for tomorrow's big test.

B:我正在为明天的大考做准备。

in vain

徒然

He tried in vain to get more food from the table.

他试图从桌子上拿更多的食物,但没有成功。

The trip was cancelled. He had packed in vain.

旅行取消了,他白收拾行李了。

She washed her car in vain. It rained that afternoon.

她白白洗了车。那天下午下雨了。

A: This is an important game. We have to win it.

A:这是一场重要的比赛。我们必须赢。

B: I know. If we don't win, our three months of practicing will have been in vain.

B:知道。如果我们赢不了,我们三个月的训练就白费了。

instead of

.....而不是

He chose the hamburger instead of the pizza.

他选择了汉堡包而不是比萨饼。

She went to New York instead of Paris.

她去了纽约而不是巴黎。

They met on Sunday instead of Saturday.

他们是星期天而不是星期六见面的。

A: Let's go on a picnic instead of watching a movie.

A:我们去野餐吧,不要去看电影了。

B: Okay. It's a nice day to be outdoors.

B:好吧,这个天气适合户外活动。

just in time

及时

The policeman caught the thief just in time.

警察及时抓住了小偷。

You are just in time for dinner.

你正好赶上吃晚饭。

She got to the airport just in time to catch her plane.

她及时赶到机场赶上了飞机。

A: Wow! It's raining hard. We came in the house just in time.

A:哇!雨下得很大。我们及时赶到了那所房子。

B: I know! If we would have stayed outside one more minute, we would be very wet right now.

B:我知道!如果我们在外面多呆一分钟,我们现在就会湿透了。

keep away (from)

不接近

There are some areas that swimmers should keep away from.

有一些区域是游泳者应该远离的。

Keep away from that old house!

离那所旧房子远点!

The shy boy kept away from the other children.

那个害羞的男孩不让其他孩子靠近。

A: Why did mom tell us to keep away from that dog?

A:为什么妈妈告诉我们离那只狗远点?

B: Because that dog is dangerous! It bit three kids last summer.

B:因为那只狗很危险!去年夏天它咬了三个孩子。

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