关注微信领¥50

百门课程¥0元


50万+已关注

双语阅读英语外刊精讲:钻石与婚姻(附音频)

2018-10-31 09:39:00来源:酷学英语

  双语阅读是英语学习爱好者的天堂,在双语阅读里,不仅可以了解英美当地文化、习俗,还可以掌握地道英语表达,提高英语综合能力。本期主题:新东方刘琦老师为大家带来《双语阅读英语外刊精讲:钻石与婚姻(附音频)》,与大家一起分享。更多双语阅读资料,可点击查看:《双语阅读:英语外刊阅读精讲汇总》

一年带你读完柯林斯(2019年版)

  Diamond and marriage

  A girl's new best friend

  The diamond engagement ring may not have a future as a symbol of courtship. What could replace it?

  PEACOCKS strut; bowerbirds build lovenests; spiders gift-wrap flies in silk. Such courtship rituals play an important role in what Charles Darwin called sexual selection: when the female of a species bears most of the costs of reproduction, males use extravagant displays and gifts to demonstrate their “reproductive fitness” and females choose between them. For human males, shards of a crystalline form of carbon often feature. A diamond engagement ring signals a man's taste, wealth and commitment, all to persuade a woman that he is a good bet.

  This particular courtship gift was dreamed up by an ad agency for De Beers, the cartel that sold almost all of the world's diamonds throughout the 20th century. In the 1930s it started to promote a link between diamonds and marriage. Diamonds' unmatched hardness would symbolise love's endurance and their “fire”, or brilliance, its passion. Two months' salary, the firm suggested, was what the ring should cost—a good investment since, as the admen said, “A diamond is forever.”

双语阅读:英语外刊阅读精讲(附音频)

双语阅读:英语外刊阅读精讲(附音频)


本文关键字: 双语阅读 英语学习

为你特别匹配的雅思超值课程,快速提分先人一步!
  • 【名师互动】英语语法VIP通关班

    适合人群希望领悟语法真谛的你!

    课时:59

    查看详情
  • 1小时搞定国际音标

    适合人群正在学习音标的你!

    课时:2

    查看详情
    -->
  • 1小时搞定美式音标

    适合人群正在学习美式音标的你!

    课时:2

    查看详情
  • 7天搞定英语语法

    适合人群:英语语法0基础的你!

    课时:59

    查看详情
  • 地道美音零基础通关班

    适合人群:希望练出一口地道的流利美音的你!

    课时:6

    查看详情
更多>>
更多课程>>
更多>>
更多课程>>
更多>>
更多内容
更多>>
更多课程>>