Last time we learned a short sentence: Don't tell a soul. which is used to warn somebody not to discuss something private with anyone else. If you ask somebody not to tell a soul about something, maybe his answers are: "My lips are sealed. ' " I will keep my mouth shut. '" I am not one to kiss and tell. " "I will keep quiet about it. " and so on. However, I have a perfect answer you don't know. Want to know? If so, please listen to the following simple situational dialogue and I'm sure you can get it. A : Actually I only have a high school education. B : Your secret's safe with me. I thought you'd been to university.
It is " Your secret is safe with me." 直译为：你的秘密和我在一起是安全的。This means "I won't tell anyone." It's a way of saying that the speaker can be trusted. It's similar to saying "我会替你保密的" in Chinese. If we want to express someone won't tell something else to others , it's fine that we just remember this sentence structure ：(something) is safe with (somebody). 从这个短语中，我们可以举一反三，如果我们要说某人替某事保密，我们可以用这个结构：(something) is safe with (somebody).
Now let's put it into practice. Please translate the following sentences into English. 1 我的婚姻不如意，你知道就行了，要保密呀。
3 别担心此事， 我会替你保密的。我不是一个受不住秘密的人。
Think them hard and the answers is about to be given later. 1 My marriage isn't going well. It just stays between us. My secrete is safe with you. 2 Please trust me. I promise your story is safe with me and will never tell her about it. 3 Don't worry about it . It's safe with me. I'm not one not to keep a secrete.
And now please listen to me to read the dialogue to spot the differences between my pronunciation in my speech and the one in the recording. A : Actually I only have a high school education. B : Your secret's safe with me. I thought you'd been to university.
We should pay attention to the following places. 1 have a It's pronounced as [h?v?] in my speech. 【点拨】have弱读为 [h?v], have 是以辅音[v]结尾，a 的发音是元音，进行连读则为[v?]. The two syllables are keep silent. 2 school educationIt's pronounced as ['sku:,ledju:?kei??n] in my speech. 【点拨】school 是以辅音[l]结尾，education是以元音[e]开头，连读为[le]. Please pay attention to the stress and secondary stress. 3 secret's safe It's pronounced as ['si:kritseif] in my speech. 【点拨】secret's 结尾的音标与safe 的开头音标相同，则第一个[s]不发音，而 secret以辅音[t]结尾，safe 以辅音[s]开头，[t]和[s]遇到一起就发为[ts].
4 thought you'd been toIt is pronounces as ['θ?:tju:bi:nd? ] in my speech. 【点拨】thought 以辅音[t]结尾，you 的发音为半元音[ju:], ;连读为 [tju:]. You'd的最后一个音标是爆破音，been的开头第一个音标也是爆破音，因此[ju:d] 中的[d]不发音。To 在美语中发音为[d?].
1 have a education 接受教育2 a high school 高中3 have a high school education 接受高中教育4 safe with sb. 某人不会把......告诉别人的5 be to university 上大学【关键句子】
1 Actually I only have a high school education. 【翻译】实际上我只上过高中。
【关键词】In this sentence "have" is the key word refers to "" which means " to be given something" "have something done to you". 在这句话中have是“接受，受到，得到”的意思。For example: I'm having treatment for my back problem. 我正在接受背部疾患的治疗。How many driving lessons have you had so far. 到目前为止，你上了几节驾驶课了?
【文法】only 是副词，作状语放在实义动词have的前面，句子中有2个副词都是作状语，不能并排放于实义动词前，这个句子不能是 I actually only have a high school education. 如果没有only, actually可以放在实义动词的前面。I actually have a high school education. 因为 actually 通常放于句首，表示强调，因此就把actually 通常放于句首。High school是名词性短语修饰剧中的education.
2 Your secret's safe with me.
【关键词】In this sentence "safe"is the key word means "protected". Here's phrase"be safe from somebody or something" which means "be protected from any danger or harm". 意思是：免遭受某人或者是某事的危险和伤害。For example : They aimed to make the country safe from terrorist attacks. 他们力图使国家免遭恐怖分子袭击。
3 I thought you'd been to university.
【文法】这是一个含有宾语从句的复合句。主句是：I thought, 从句是： you'd been to university，在这个从句中，to university是介词短语作表语. 既然有主句和从句，我们就要注意主句与从句的时态要呼应。这个宾语从句用的是过去完成时，因为说B上过大学在A想之前，而想用的是过去式，因此从句就要用过去完成时。