Actually vs At the moment
Actually 和 At the moment二者之间的用法区别
Hi everybody. I'm James and welcome back to this week's English in A Minute. This week we're going to look at the differences between actually and at the moment. These two phrases are often confused, so let's take a look at an example:
大家好。我是詹姆斯，欢迎回到这个星期的英语一分钟节目。这个星期我们来学习actually 和 at the moment两者之间的区别。这两个短语经常会混淆，我们来看一个例句：
At the moment, I'm making this programme, but actually, I should be in a meeting.
So this sentence shows both phrases but they're actually quite different. Let's break it down.
At the moment, I'm making this programme. As you can see, I'm making this programme right now, so at the moment means 'now', or 'in the present'.
此刻，我正在做这个节目。大家可以看到，我此时此刻正在做这个节目，所以at the moment的意思是“现在”，或者“此刻”。
But actually I should be in a meeting. Now in this part of my sentence, actually isn't talking about time at all. Actually means 'in fact' or 'in reality'.
So, if you want to talk about now, say at the moment. But if you want to say in reality say actually.
所以，如果要表达当前，就用at the moment. 但如果你想表达事实就用actually.
At the moment I want to go and make a coffee, but actually I think I'll go back to my desk. Bye!