I hope you enjoy today's ride as we navigate through today's English World program. I am Mark.
And I am Guo Wenjie.
Wen-J, isn’t today a beautiful day?
Yes. It is. 今天真是個美麗的日子
In contrast to the last few days which have been gloomy and rainy.
But, today is totally different. The sun is shining.
Blue sky, white clouds, and green grass. Just gorgeous out.
藍天白雲, 油綠草地 , 實在太美 Mark, you are in a very good mood.
Yes, I am.
All those bright beautiful colors really perked me up.
這些鮮豔美麗的顏色讓他精神振作 perk someone up 就是让人精神一振
I can’t imagine our world without beautiful colors we see outside.
他不能想像這個世界沒有顏色 Me, either.
Talking about colors, I saw a beautiful rainbow a few days ago.
马可说，他几天前倒是看到一道彩虹 Oh, I love rainbow. Red, yellow, pink, and green…
Don't forget purple, orange and blue.
Interesting Facts of Primary Colors 基本原色知多少
Three primary colors are red, green and blue.
In the TV jargon, it’s called RGB
And those three primary colors produce all the colors we see on the TV screen,
Every TV camera needs all three primaries.
When you take all of those 3 colors and mix them together, you get white light.
Now that we know the three primary colors,
Time for a little test.
We all know that colors can change our actions and cause reactions.
It can irritate our eyes, or soothe our eyes.
Question. What color is the most restful color for the human eyes?
什么颜色對人的眼睛最舒服？I would say Green. 綠色
Good one. Next, what color increases your appetite and shoot your blood pressure up?
什么颜色会促進食慾，也提升血壓? I would guess orange and red.
Red is right. Last one, For public building interior, what color is usually the design color?
Right. That calming beige color is the primary one for interiors.
The Way We Talk 日常口语
Color plays an important role in the world in which we live.
Not only so, colors also express conditions and emotions.
Here are some examples.
#1“White as a sheet”
“White as a sheet” 臉色蒼白有如白床單一樣
Are you not feeling well? You look white as a sheet.
#2“To be in the red”
“To be in the red” 指財務出現赤字，欠錢
My Company has been operating in the red for quite a while.
#3“To feel blue”
“To feel blue” 是感到很難過，很沮喪
I’m worried about my future. I feel really blue.
#4“To have a green thumb”
“To have a green thumb” 有绿拇指，意思是有从事園藝的才華
I have a real talent for growing plants. I have a green thumb.
Let's review them again. White as a sheet, To be in the red, To feel blue, and To have a green thumb.
Coming up is today's “Everyday Dialogue”.
The dialogue is based on the idioms we have just learned.
Amanda's company is cutting her department due to the financial problem.
This news is very shocking for her. And she is very depressed.
Her friend is trying to comfort her and encourage her.
A: Amanda, what happened to you? You are white as a sheet.
B: I don’t feel so well. Plus, I just learned some big news.
A: What big news?
B: My Company has been in the red for quite a while. And they announced today they’re going to cut my whole department.
A: That’s unthinkable. I am sorry to hear that.
B: I’m worried about my future. I feel really blue.
A: There’s no need to worry. I am sure another door will open for you.
B: Come to think of it, I’ve always had a green thumb. Maybe I should choose a career that has to do with plants.
A: Why not?
Now, let’s review the whole dialogue without interruption.
Well, our theme today is about Colors.
Wen-J, I notice that you seem to like black and white a lot.
Well, I wear a lot of black and while at work. 我上班穿很多黑白系列的衣服
I wonder, You don't like to wear more colorful things? Like pink, purple, orange….
马可想知道我是否会穿花一点的衣服.Haha! Not usually. But I do like all kinds of colors.
That makes sense.
Words To Live By 圣经良言
"And why do you worry about clothes?
See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.
Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.
Matthew 6:28,29 馬太福音
King Solomon is the great King who reigned over Israel’s golden age.
He is well known for his great wisdom and riches.
As a King, he was clothed with the most splendor and glory.
But Jesus said even the King’s wardrobe couldn’t compete with the glory of the wild flowers.
God creates the nature with all its colors and glory.
He is the God of beauty and wonder.
And the same God cares and loves you.
So, don't worry about what to wear today? Or what to eat?
Put your trust in this eternal God.
He will take care of you and make your life filled with glory and beauty.
Well, our time today is gone.
We would love to hear from you.
Tell us about your favorite color.
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We'll see you next time. I am Mark.
Take care and God Bless You.
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