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發佈時間: 2018/07/11

考公開試緊張,等待公開試公布結果就更加緊張,實在令人坐立不安(fidget)。考試前的準備和考試時的表現已經決定了今天的成績表。同學們,欣然面對吧!

動詞fidget解「坐立不安、煩躁不安」,指因為緊張、不耐煩或沉悶,而使手腳不停做出小動作,這些小動作令其他人看得心煩。例如,I still remember how much I fidgeted the night before I received the public exam results.(我還記得在收到公開考試結果的前一晚,我如何坐立不安。)Can you stop fidgeting about the room and just sit still?(你可以停止在房間行來行去,只是靜坐不動嗎?)Stop fidgeting with your pen and concentrate on the video.(停止轉筆及專注看影片。)

可以用句式to be fidgeting to do something描述「急不及待要做某事」。例句︰Peter was fidgeting to leave so that he could be with his sick mother.(彼得急不及待要走,好讓他可以陪伴生病的母親。)I was fidgeting to explain myself before I got a smack.(在被打耳光前,我急不及待要為自己解釋。)

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