做几道老外思维的脑筋急转弯

      记得在初中的时候,那时候刚进接触英语,初二,老师就带几个学生去参加所谓的英语竞赛,后来回学校还跟我们讲,说竞赛的题目其实就是脑筋急转弯,只不过我们当时刚接触英语,而且还是个初中生,连上面叫思维方式都不知道,也难怪,比较是农村的孩子,小时候接触的东西少,脑袋比较“笨”。记得其中有一道题是“what is behind the box?”选择题来着,答案当然是OX了,当时连OX是个单词都不知道,所以当然做不出来了,呵呵。现在再看到这些所谓的脑筋急转弯,感觉还是有些困难,究其原因,还是对国外的文化,包括单词的词汇了解得还不够,多看看这方面的东西,可以增加你对单词的记忆强度。

1. —Why is a river rich?

—Because it has two banks.

【提醒】bank有两个意思:一是表示“银行”,二是表示“河岸”。

2. —Why does a man’s hair become grey before his moustaches?

—Because a man’s moustaches come up after his hair.

【提醒】答语句意为:因为人们先长头发后长胡须。

3. —Why do white sheep eat more than black ones?

—Because there are more of them in the world.

【提醒】答语句意为:因为世界上白色的绵羊比黑色的绵羊多。

4. —Why is a ship one of the most polite things on earth?

—Because it always advances with a bow.

【提醒】bow有两个意思是:一是表示“鞠躬”,二是表示“船首”。

5. —Why can’t it rain for two days continually?

—Because there is always a night in between.

【提醒】问句意为:为什么连续下雨two days?答句意为:因为其间有一个night。

6. —Why is your nose in the middle of your face?

—Because it is a scenter.

【提醒】动词scent 意为“嗅”,其派生名词scenter 意为“嗅的东西”,而scenter刚好与 center读音相同(from www.zkenglish.com)。

7. —Why should fish be well educated?

—Because they are so often found in schools.

【提醒】school 有两个意思:一是指“学校”,二是指“鱼群”。

8. —Why is the letter A like a flower?

—Because the B is after it.

【提醒】字母B与bee读音相同。

9. —Why does the letter T look like an island?

—Because it is in the middle of “water”.

【提醒】答句的字母意思是:因为字母T在单词water的中间。既然在“水”的中间,当然看起来像是“岛”。

10. —Do you know why birds fly to south in the winter?

—Because it’s too far to walk there.

【提醒】太远不能走着去,当然要飞着去。

11. —Why don’t we need a compass at the North Pole?

—Because every direction is south.

【提醒】由于身处北极,所以无论往哪个方向走都是“南”。

12. —Why is a room full of married couples empty?

—Because there is not a single man in the room.

【提醒】there is not a single man 有两个意思:一是指“没有一个单身未婚男人”,二是表示“没有一个人”。

13. —Why did the student take a ladder to school?

—Because he/she was going to high school!

【提醒】由于按传统思维,人们一般会将ladder(梯子)与high(高)联系在一起。

14. —Why did the man throw the butter out the window?

—He wanted to see the butterfly.  

【提醒】butterfly 的意思是“蝴蝶”,但若将butterfly分开,则成了butter(黄油)和fly(飞)。



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