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Anxious

發佈時間: 2020/10/16

Anxious

今年的小一入學面試因為疫情遲了起步,但不改家長焦急的(anxious)心情。面試後,需要等待一、兩個月才知道結果。在家長群組,一有錄取通知書的消息,家長就更焦急了。但其實是急不來的,家長們要放輕鬆啊!

形容詞anxious有兩個意思。上文提到的anxious一字指「擔心的、焦慮不安的」(worried and nervous),可以後接介詞about說明擔心甚麼。例如,It is totally normal to be anxious about living in a new country.(在一個新國家生活,會感到焦慮不安是完全正常的。)I initially felt quite anxious about starting a new business venture but now I'm glad I did.(最初,我對開始新的業務感到非常焦慮,但現在我很高興自己做了。)

Anxious也可以解「渴望的」,常用句式anxious to do something或anxious that...,以表達渴望做甚麼事情。例句︰She was anxious to go to Paris and work with people there.(她很渴望去巴黎,跟在那裏的人一起工作。)My mother was anxious that I passed the interview and got admitted into the school.(母親希望我通過面試並獲學校取錄。)

(本欄逢周三、五刊登)

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