我們大部份的英文單字是靠閱讀學來的。有些口語用法在書本上不容易讀到,在聽老外說英文時也來不及記或學,所以這些字變成了我們口語的死角,聽得懂但不會用。

以下幫讀者歸納六個reading當中學不來的字,多唸幾次例句,唸出聲音,找個機會把這些字說出來!

1、or what 到底
美國人喜歡在句尾用這個片語。

Are we good friends or what?(我們可不是好朋友?)
Are you going or what?(你到底去不去?)

2、down the road 終究
過程,以後,將來。

A: I want to quit. It is just too hard to take care of the baby with the job.(我想辭職了。一面照顧寶寶一面工作太難了。)
B: Hang in there. You'll really thank yourself for it five years down the road.(忍耐吧! 五年後,妳會很感謝妳自己。)

He will change down the road.(他日後會改變的。)(Down the road也可以說down the line)

3、way 太...
可作副詞,表示程度,way too much意思是太多了。

I just have way too much going on in my life right now. I cannot visit you as I would like to.(我現在忙得一塌糊塗,我想去看你但沒有辦法。)
Two thumbs way up.(實在是太棒了。)