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雅思口语:an important plant in your country(冬虫夏草)

2018-10-10 11:32

来源:新东方网

作者:吉林新东方 朱博

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  很多雅思口语考生看到important plant这个话题,首先蹦到脑海里的是博大精深的中草药。这个思路没啥问题,如果你的词汇储备里有一些对应疾病或者身体健康方面的表达,完全可以handle这个话题。中国的草药,光是名字就可以解释一段,然后说说功效,注意这里不用那么学术,你会说的病,它都治!然后说说乱七八糟的其他方面的信息介绍,时间就基本凑够了。

  I’d like to talk about a traditional Chinese medicine called Dong Chong Xia Cao. If we translate that name into English, it would be Winter Worm Summer Plant. As the funny name suggests, in winter, it is actually a worm, but when summer comes, after the worm is dead, there will be plant growing out of the worm’s body. And that’s how it got the name.

  This precious medicine can cure certain diseases effectively, for example, cough, back pain and sore knees. Also, it can strengthen our immune system, and recently, researchers found out that it has anti-cancer effect.

  In the past, only the royal family could afford this medicine, ‘cause the price was ridiculously high, but they are not pricey for no reason. You see, those plants could only be found high in the mountains in Tibet, and it took a lot of time and effort to pick and gather them. Some local people even risked their lives because of the harsh environment. Now, although the price is still pretty high, with the development of cultivation techniques, it’s much more reasonable, which means you don’t need to be a millionaire to buy this medicine.

  This plant is really important to China ‘cause it’s a valuable part of our traditional Chinese medicine. And in the past, even today, many patients have been treated with it and fully recovered.

  雅思口语语言点解析:

  cure = to make an illness go away例如:

  TB is a serious illness, but it can be cured.

  royal = [only before noun] connected with or belonging to the king or queen of a country例如:

  the royal family

  the royal household

  by royal appointment (= a sign used by companies that supply goods to the royal family)

  ridiculously = in a very silly or unreasonable way

  The meal was ridiculously expensive.

  She was wearing a pair of ridiculously high-heeled shoes.

  pricey = (informal) expensive

  you see = (informal) used when you are explaining something例如:

  You see, the thing is, we won't be finished before Friday.

  pick = to take flowers, fruit, etc. from the plant or the tree where they are growing例如:

  to pick grapes

  flowers freshly picked from the garden

  to go blackberry picking

  gather = to collect plants, fruit, etc. from a wide area例如:

  to gather wild flowers

  treat somebody (for something) (with something) = to give medical care or attention to a person, an illness, an injury, etc.例如:

  She was treated for sunstroke.

  The condition is usually treated with drugs and a strict diet.

  The hospital treated forty cases of malaria last year.

  recover (from something) = to get well again after being ill / sick, hurt, etc.例如:

  He's still recovering from his operation.

  作者简介:

  朱博,新东方吉林学校雅思口语美女讲师,毕业于985院校大连理工大学,硕士保送一等奖学金。在校期间曾游学美国,任出版社英语出版中心校对四年,工作严谨,活泼开朗,让大家快乐的学习英语。

雅思口语教师朱博

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