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雪貂: 古靈精怪的好動寶寶 Fun Ferrets

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雪貂: 古靈精怪的好動寶寶 Fun Ferrets
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    Are you considering adding a pet to your life? While most people only think of cats and dogs when they are looking for cuddly companions, many other animals also make great pets. Take the ferret, for example. This playful little creature makes for a great addition to most households.       

    Common ferrets were domesticated from European polecats around 2,500 years ago. They are one of the smallest carnivorous mammals and were originally bred to hunt rabbits and other rodents. However, they are now usually just kept as friendly and curious pets. The name “ferret derives from the Latin word furritus, which means little thief. This name probably comes from their habit of taking small trinkets and keeping them in their hiding places.

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Words in Use
companion
[kəmˋpænjən]
n. 伴侶,同伴(可數)
addition
[əˋdɪʃən]
n. 添加;加法
household
[ˋhaʊs͵hold]
n. 家庭(= family)
a. 家用的;家庭的
domesticate
[dəˋmɛstə͵ket]
vt. 馴養
thief
[θif]
n. 小偷
potential
[pəˋtɛnʃəl]
n. 潛力
a. 潛在的
bathe
[beð]
vi. 洗澡
vt. 浸泡;幫……沐浴;使沉浸於 / 籠罩在……
territory
[ˋtɛrə͵torɪ]
n. 地盤;區域;領土,屬地
threaten
[ˋθrɛtn]
vt. 威脅……;有……的前兆
aggressive
[əˋgrɛsɪv]
a. 有侵略性的;積極進取的
sociable
[ˋsoʃəb!]
adj. 擅交際的
connection
[kəˋnɛkʃən]
n. 關係,關聯;(實體)連接;(電線等的) 接頭,連接部分
ferret
[ˋfɛrɪt]
n. 雪貂
cuddly
[ˋkʌdlɪ]
a. 令人想擁抱的
polecat
[ˋpol͵kæt]
n. 鼬
carnivorous
[kɑrˋnɪvərəs]
a. 肉食性的
mammal
[ˋmæm!]
n. 哺乳動物
rodent
[ˋrodnt]
n. 嚙齒類動物
trinket
[ˋtrɪŋkɪt]
n. 小裝飾物,小玩意兒
stinky
[ˋstɪŋkɪ]
a. 臭的
clumsy
[ˋklʌmzɪ]
a. 笨拙的
Practical Phrases
Take... for example / instance.
 舉/以⋯⋯為例。

All of Gary's favorite sports are violent. Take football, for example.
蓋瑞最愛的運動都是激烈型的。美式橄欖球就是一例。

make for...
 使⋯⋯變得可能

Travel guide apps make for smooth sailing when someone visits a new place.
旅遊導覽應用程式可讓造訪新地點的旅途一路順遂。

derive from...
 源自……

The story derives from an old legend.
這篇故事源自一則古老傳說。

keep in mind... / keep... in mind
 謹記⋯⋯

I keep in mind my grandfather's advice whenever I have a problem.
我遇到問題的時候,總是謹記我爺爺的忠告。

up to...
 多達⋯⋯

The stadium is very large and can hold up to 60,000 people.
那間體育館很寬敞,可容納多達六萬人。

rely on...
 依賴……;信賴……
= count on...
= depend on / upon...

I know he is a man I can always rely on.
我知道他是一個可信賴的人。

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