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And I am Guo Wenjie. 欢迎你收听英语世界
Looking ahead to the new year, what kind of resolutions do you make?
Many people make what is called a New Year's resolution.
New Year's resolution, 就是新年立新决心
It is a decision to do something new or different or better in the new year.
One such resolution is "Seize the Day."
其中一个决心，可以就是 Seize the Day
You must have heard of this phrase.
What does this phrase mean? And what are some other ways to express the same idea?
That's what we will be talking about in today's program.
So, stay tuned and learn English with us.
The Way We Talk 日常口语
"Seize the day "
What does it mean?
Listen to what some Americans say it means.
It means to me: don't waste time.
I think it means "make the most of moment" rather than just "letting time slip by".
"Seize the day" to me sort of means "grab all the good things the day will bring" and make the best out of it.
It means take today and make it the best. It means to take time to pause and smell the roses.
It means to embrace life. Make the most of the opportunities that come your way.
It means: Don't put off till tomorrow what you can do today! Live each moment as if it is your last!
Well, by now you should be getting the meaning of "Seize the Day". 现在你一定了解含意了
All right then. What are some other ways we say "seize the day"?来听听其他方式的表达
Some might say:
Make the most of every moment or opportunity. 把握时机
Enjoy the present 享受现今
Grab the chance 掌握机会
Live for the day 为今天活
“Carpe diem” is Latin for “seize the day” 拉丁文的把握今朝
Seize the occasion or opportunity 拿住时机
Smell the roses 闻玫瑰花香
Live each day well 每一天活得好
Life is precious 生命宝贵
Take advantage of a good situation 好好把握一个良机
To Live life to the fullest 生命活得最丰盛
The band U2 has a famous song called "Beautiful Day." They sing: "It's a beautiful day. Don't let it get away." 著名乐团U2 有首歌 '美丽的一天', 里面有句话：多么美丽的一天，不要让它溜走了。
Words To Live By 圣经良言
So watch your step. Use your head. Make the most of every chance you get. These are desperate times! （脚下留神，善用你的头脑，好好利用你所有的机会，这乃是危急的时代。)
Don’t live carelessly, unthinkingly. Make sure you understand what the Master wants. (不要心不在焉草率过日，要明白生命之主的心意是如何。）
The concept of “seize the day" is very clear in the Bible.
The Bible teaches that we should make the best use of today.
Because no one is sure of tomorrow and what will happen the next day.
Since life is a gift from God, being alive is a blessing.
We need to treasure every day and make the best use of it.
In other words, to use time wisely.
Some people USE "Seize the day" as an excuse to just eat, drink and be merry.
有人把seize the day 当作是尽情吃喝玩乐的一个好借口
But "To seize the day" is to live life with purpose and live it to the fullest.
但seize the day 真正含意，乃是生活得有意义目标，并且把它发挥到最好
So watch your step. Use your head. Make the most of every chance you get. These are desperate times! Don’t live carelessly, unthinkingly. Make sure you understand what the Master wants.
In our "Concert" series, we have a group by the name of Bread of Stone.
我们这儿的音乐会上有个乐团叫，Bread of Stone
They sing this song called: It's Time To Live. Now, we're going to play this song for you. 他们带来这首歌，活在当下It's Time To Live. 现在为你播放
(Song: It's Time to Live 活在当下)
Hold out 'till the break of dawn 忍耐住，直到破晓 Star shines in the bleak of night 星光在黯淡夜里闪烁 Hold out and all will soon be found 忍耐住，你将寻到你所寻的
Forward never looking back 往前走，不要向后看 Think twice and you'll fall behind 再迟疑，你就落在后头 Come on, come on, come on let's go 让我们一起向前行
Go on and lose yourself 继续向前，忘记自我 Give everything you're starting over 把一切摆上，重新开始 Go on and lose yourself 继续向前，忘记自我 Yeah It's time to live 要活在当下
Tick-tock time is passing by 时光滴答流转而过 A pit stop for another round and round不断地绕着圆圈转啊转 It gets tough not knowing where to go from here 若不知道要去那儿,很难前行
Take a step; take a step of faith 向前走一步，走那信心的一步 Let it go; cause its already over and done 学习放下，因为那已经过去了 Well, God shed His grace 神赐下他的恩典
Don't walk away 可别走开 It's not too late 还不太迟 Don't be afraid 不要害怕 Just go on 只要继续前进
Well, our time is up once again. We are so glad you've joined us today.
Remember the key phrase for this lesson was: Seize the Day.
今天这课是：Seize the Day
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Until next time right here in English World, I am Mark.
And I am Guo Wenjie.
So long and God Bless You.
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