13_Books, films and music (4)

[Test]

Gory, eclectic, disturbing movies, tenor (Pavarotti), in flood of tears, open mike, devote, sequel, choreography, MC, confirm, stand up, gripping, hyped up, minimal, hilarious, middling(so-so)

[Self-learning]

Forum,

 

1.    Television is now an important forum for political debate. 電視已成了政治辯論的重要擂台。

2.    hardcore rock 硬派搖滾, not for the faint-hearted.

3.    the faint-hearted noun, plural (heart attack)

甲、  The climb is not for the faint-hearted(= people who are not brave). 這次攀登絕不是缺乏勇氣的人能進行的。

4.    Free form: no rule

5.    full-on :used to say that something is done to the greatest possible degree (表示最大程度)完全的;最強烈的 adjective informal, complete

甲、  It was a full-on night out with the boys. 這是與男孩們外出玩得最盡心的一個晚上。

6.    Bluesy folk music; low strong rhythms and sad mood of blues music藍調的

7.    Re-release: show again

8.    Surrealist, masterpiece (best of best)

甲、  Her work is a masterpiece of(= an excellent example of)simplicity. 她的作品是樸實的典範。

9.    Reclusive [rɪˈklusɪv]隱居 aristocarat /ə‘rɪstəˈkræt/貴族

10. Tortuous infatuation (crazy love) with/for   /ɪnˌfætʃuˈeɪʃn/ DJ   /ɪnˈfætʃu’eʃən/ KK

甲、  very strong feelings of love or attraction for somebody/something, especially when these are unreasonable and do not last long (尤指一時的)熱戀,痴迷 noun countable uncountable~ (with/for sb/sth)

乙、  It isn’t love, it’s just a passing infatuation. 那不是愛情,只不過是一時的痴迷。

11. A evasive teenager girl; evasive   /ɪˈveɪsɪv/ DJ   /ɪ‘vesɪv/ KK, keep avoiding that

甲、  not willing to give clear answers to a question 迴避提問的;推託的;推諉的 adjective

乙、  evasive answers/comments/replies 含糊其詞的回答/意見/答覆

丙、  Tessa was evasive about why she had not been at home that night. 泰薩對她那天晚上不在家的原因避而不談。

12. disguise   /dɪsˈɡaɪz/ DJ   /dɪs’gaɪz/ KK verb

甲、  to change your appearance so that people cannot recognize you 假扮;裝扮;偽裝 ~ sb (as sb/sth)VN

乙、  The hijackers were heavily disguised. 劫持者偽裝得嚴嚴實實。

丙、  She disguised herself as a boy. 她女扮男裝。

丁、  They got in disguised as security guards. 他們裝扮成保安人員混了進去。

13. CGI (computer generated image)

14. Fantasy, /’fæntəsɪ/ N Imagine the occurrence of; fantasize about幻想;想像 countable

甲、  his childhood fantasies about becoming a famous football player 他兒時想成為著名足球運動員的幻想

乙、  a work of fantasy 幻想作品

丙、  Stop living in a fantasy world. 別再生活在幻想世界中了。

丁、  fantasy football夢幻足球

戊、  fantasy saga 幻想傳奇

 

15. A movie, staring A and B

16. in the wake  /wek/ of somebody/something; coming after or following somebody/something 隨…之後而來;跟隨在…後

甲、  There have been demonstrations on the streets in the wake of the recent bomb attack. 在近來的轟炸之後,大街上隨即出現了示威遊行。

乙、  A group of reporters followed in her wake. 一群記者跟隨在她的身後。

丙、  The storm left a trail of destruction in its wake. 暴風雨過處滿目瘡痍。

17. up-and-coming (Start to be famous), likely to be successful and popular in the future 有前途的;前程似錦的 adjective only before noun informal

甲、  up-and-coming young actors 前程似錦的年輕演員

18. comedienne, /kəˈmidɪɛn/, A female comedian

19. top a promising bill (handbill, poster) , promising  /’prɑmɪsɪŋ/ KK US ;showing signs of being good or successful 有希望的;有前途的;有出息的 adjective

甲、  He was voted the most promising newcomer for his part in the movie. 他因在電影中扮演的角色而被評為最有前途的新人。

乙、  The weather doesn’t look very promising. 天氣看起來不會太好。

丙、  The future looks promising(good)

20. Improvised sketches jostle

甲、  [ˈimprəvaiz], make spontaneously, no plan

                   i.           If an actor forgets his words, he has to improvise. 演員要是忘記臺詞,那就只好即興現編。

                  ii.           He improvised a bookcase out of crates. 他用板條箱臨時做成書架。

乙、  Created and performed spontaneously or without preparation

丙、  Sketch (文學上的)速寫(如隨筆等);喜劇性短劇;(音樂等的)小品

丁、  jostle for something : to compete strongly and forcefully with other people for something 爭奪;爭搶

                   i.           People in the crowd were jostling for the best positions. 這群人在競相搶佔最好的位置。

21. glamorous   /ˈɡlæmərəs/ DJ   /’glæmərəs/ KK; especially attractive and exciting, and different from ordinary things or people 特別富有魅力的;富於刺激的;獨特的 adjective

甲、  glamorous movie stars 富有魅力的影星

乙、  a glamorous job 令人嚮往的工作

22. perennial   /pəˈreniəl/ DJ   /pə‘rɛnɪəl/ KK adjective ; continuing for a very long time; happening again and again 長久的;持續的;反複出現的

甲、  the perennial problem of water shortage 缺水這個老問題

乙、  that perennial favourite, hamburgers 漢堡包,這種永遠受喜愛的食品

 

23.   acclaim   /əˈkleɪm/ DJ   /ə‘klem/ KK verb ; to praise or welcome somebody/something publicly 稱譽某人/事物(為);給予高度評價 VNusually passive ~ sb/sth (as sth)

甲、  a highly/widely acclaimed performance 受到高度/廣泛讚揚的演出

乙、  The work was acclaimed as a masterpiece. 該作品被譽為傑作。

丙、  Noun: praise and approval for somebody/something, especially an artistic achievement (尤指對藝術成就的)稱譽,高度評價 uncountable

丁、  international/popular acclaim 國際上的/公眾的讚揚

24.  gender-bendering ; A person who dresses and behaves in a way characteristic of the opposite sex

25. Transsexual (n), lady boys.

26. Tackle /ˈtækl/  a thorny issue處理棘手議題

27. clock in/on ; to record the time at which you arrive at work, especially by putting a card into a machine (尤指用機器)記錄上班時間,上班打卡 British English

甲、  Variant: punch in 55

28. a stellar performance/career 精彩的演出;輝煌的事業 = excellent

29. seasoned   /ˈsiːznd/ DJ   /’sizṇd/ KK; adjective; having a lot of experience of a particular activity 富有經驗的;老於此道的 = experienced

30. magnificent   /mæɡˈnɪfɪsnt/ = very good, excellent. Very wonderful

31. revelation   /ˌrevəˈleɪʃn/ DJ   /ˈrɛvə‘leʃən/ KK

甲、  come as/be a revelation (to somebody) : to be a completely new or surprising experience; to be different from what was expected 讓人大開眼界;令人耳目一新;出乎意料

乙、  His performance in the race today was a revelation to everyone. 他今天在賽跑中的表現出乎所有人的意料。

丙、  My trip to Texas was a revelation. 我這次去得克薩斯真是大開眼界。

32. Retro-club, old song

33. psychedelia   /ˌsaɪkəˈdiːliə/ DJ   /ˈsaɪkə‘dilɪə/ KK

甲、  Music, culture, or art based on the experiences produced by psychedelic drugs

34. Soundtrack; Provide (a movie) with a soundtrack

35. Happy hardcore is a genre of music typified by a very fast tempo (usually around 160–180 BPM), often coupled with solo vocals and sentimental lyrics. 55

36. revamp   /ˌriːˈvæmp/ DJ   /ri’væmp/ KK ; to make changes to the form of something, usually to improve its appearance 改變;修改;(通常指)改進外觀,翻新 verb VN

甲、  Derivative: revamp noun, singular

                   i.           Could your kitchen do with a revamp? 你的廚房需要裝修一下嗎?

37. venue   /ˈvenjuː/ DJ   /’vɛnju/ KK = gig演奏會,演唱會; to do a gig 舉行流行音樂演唱會

甲、  a place where people meet for an organized event, for example a concert, sporting event or conference 聚會地點(如音樂廳、體育比賽場館、會場) noun

                   i.           The band will be playing at twenty different venues on their UK tour. 這個樂隊在英國巡迴演出期間將在二十個不同的地點演出。

                  ii.           Please note the change of venue for this event. 請注意:這次比賽易地進行。

38. clubber   [ˈklʌbə] DJ   [ˈklʌbɚ] KK, noun, 俱樂部會員

39. well-heeled = Wealthy

40. shake their stuff(butt)

41. contemporary   /kənˈtemprəri/ ; belonging to the present time modern 當代的;現代的

甲、  life in contemporary Britain 當代英國的生活

乙、  contemporary fiction/music/dance 當代小說╱音樂╱舞蹈

42. rite   /raɪt/ DJ   /raɪt/ KK ; a ceremony performed by a particular group of people, often for religious purposes (宗教等的)儀式,典禮 noun

甲、  fertility/funeral rites 豐產/喪葬儀式

乙、  initiation rites(= performed when a new member joins a secret society) (秘密團體的)入會儀式

43. marshal   /ˈmɑːʃl/ DJ   /ˈmɑːrʃl/ DJ US ; to gather together and organize the people, things, ideas, etc. that you need for a particular purpose 結集;收集;安排 VN written

甲、  to marshal your arguments/thoughts/facts 整理你的論點╱想法╱論據

乙、  They have begun marshalling forces to send relief to the hurricane victims. 他們已經開始結集隊伍將救濟物資送給遭受颶風侵害的災民。

丙、  to control or organize a large group of people 控制人群;組織;維持秩序 VN written

丁、  Police were brought in to marshal the crowd. 警察奉命來維持秩序。

44. Saxophone; saxophonist /sækˈsɒfənɪst/

45. Compere = host = MC(mike phone controller)

46. Sarcastic /sɑːˈkæstɪk/ There’s no need to be sarcastic, she said. “不必挖苦人嘛。”她說。

47. philistine   /ˈfɪlɪstaɪn/ DJ   /-stiːn/ DJ US   /’fɪləˈstin/ KK US

甲、  a person who does not like or understand art, literature, music, etc. 對文化藝術無知的人;文化修養低的人 noun disapproving

乙、  In artistic matters he’s a complete philistine. 他對藝術完全外行。     

48. dilettante   /ˌdɪləˈtænti/ DJ   /ˈdɪlə‘tæntɪ/ KK

甲、  a person who does or studies something but is not serious about it and does not have much knowledge 淺薄的涉獵者;淺嘗輒止者;半吊子;半瓶醋 noun disapproving

乙、  Irregular: dilettanti plural   /-tiː/ DJ   /-ti/ KK;   dilettantes plural

丙、  Derivative: dilettante adjective

丁、  a dilettante artist 粗通藝術的人

49. arty-farty   [ˌɑːtiˈfɑːti] DJ   [ˌɑrtɪˈfɑrtɪ] KK adjective 【口】炫耀藝術修養的,附庸風雅的 = pretentious = show off

50. full on, too enthusiastic than I can receive; very serious and enthusiastic, often in a way which is annoying to other people

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