# There was a military coup in Thailand
# He went to a vary elite school and it costs a lot.
# It is a little bit cliché to say it.
# He told a risqué joke and this girl looked mortified.
# He is quite base about speaking in public.
# It’s a big tourist resort. People flock there en masse very summer.
# I heard she got engaged. Have you met her finance.
# I am not au fait with these new computers.
@Don’t kowtow /ˈkau’tau/ to Sb. 叩頭；磕頭；卑躬屈膝；唯命是從
@ preacher /’pritʃɚ/傳道者
@ 9 o’clock watershed
@ Do you swear /swɛr/ on your own language?
to use rude or offensive language, usually because you are angry 咒罵；詛咒；說髒話 V ~ (at sb/sth)
@ English swear word
@ jeepers, strewth /struːθ/, jesus, Golly, Cripes, for pete’s sake 阿,天啊
@ SCUBA –acronym
Self-contained underwater breathing apparatus
@ A tired and tedious cliché. 疲憊和乏味的陳詞濫調
She was filled with an overwhelming sense of outrage. 她義憤填膺。
He was outraged at the way he had been treated. 他對所遭受的待遇感到非常憤怒。
@ noble tradition 高尚
@ liberally 大量地,公開地,開放地
To share liberally
She sprinkled sugar over the strawberries. 她在草莓上撒了點糖。
She sprinkled the strawberries with sugar. 她在草莓上撒了點糖。
a devout Christian/Muslim 虔誠的基督徒／穆斯林
@lose your grip (on something)
to become unable to understand or control a situation 失去（對…的）理解（或控制）；駕馭不住
Sometimes I feel I’m losing my grip. 有時我感到自己無能為力。
@ decency /’disṇsɪ/
Have you no sense of decency? 你禮貌都不懂嗎？
Her behaviour showed a total lack of common decency. 她的舉止顯示她連起碼的禮節都不懂。
@ doubtless adv
He would doubtless disapprove of what Kelly was doing. 他不會贊同凱利做的事。
@ to utter /’ʌtɚ/ 出聲；說；講
She did not utter a word during lunch(= said nothing). 進午餐時，她一言未發。
@ to spark public outrage and a huge flood of complaints.
@ debase 降低…的價值
Sport is being debased by commercial sponsorship. 體育運動因受商業贊助而降低了聲譽。
@ prompt = 促使；導致；激起
The discovery of the bomb prompted an increase in security. 此次發現炸彈促使當局加強了安全工作。 VN
His speech prompted an angry outburst from a man in the crowd. 他的講話激起了人群中一男子的憤怒。
@ Any trickle 滴
@gratuitous /grə’tuətəs/ swearing 無緣無故
@lament /lə’mɛnt/ 對…感到悲痛
In the poem he laments the destruction of the countryside. 在那首詩裏他對鄉村遭到的破壞流露出悲哀。 VN
@ dumb down 降低…的標準，減少…的專業性教育內容
The BBC denies that its broadcasting has been dumbed down. 英國廣播公司否認為了使廣播通俗易懂而降低水準。
a change in position or direction 改變；轉移；轉換；變換 countable ~ (in sth)
a gradual shift in the population away from the countryside to the towns 人口從農村向城鎮的逐漸轉移
a dramatic shift in public opinion 公眾輿論的急劇變化
a shift of emphasis 重點的轉移
@I suppose so (not100%
I am supposed to meet small later(I can change my mind)
@ Swearing and violence is supposedly closely related.
@ There is a huge shift in attitude towards women
@ Racism is undoubtedly a biggest social problem.
@ Physical and learning disabilities are socially marginalized.
@ Sex and sexual images are used liberally (much) in advertising.
@ Radically [ˈrædɪkḷɪ]
Be radically different
@ Be embarrassed about bodily function.
@ I found sexist language deeply offensive無禮的