Word power Unit4
What are the most popular religions in the world?
What do we call the people who believe in a religion?
Who do people believe in each religion?
Do you know any important religious figures or famous religious architecture?
Do you know any religious words that are used in our daily life now? Have the meanings of these words changed?
Can you tell me words or expressions related to religion?
Sarah felt that an angel from heaven was helping her. To my uncle, my cousin was a little angel.
In religious books, an angel refers to a messenger and servant of God, usually represented as a person with wings and dressed in white. While in our daily speaking, it can refer to a person who is very kind or you are very grateful to. When it is used to describe a child, it means the child behaves well.
The Bible talks about the devil as the source of evil in the world. I was a naughty child ---a real little devil!
In the religious term, it means the most powerful evil spirit. While in our daily conversation, it refers to a person who behaves badly.
Christians believe that doing good things will save their souls. Listening to beautiful music is good for the soul.
In the religious term, it means the spirit inside one’s body, or the part of a person that is not the body. The soul is believed not to die even if the body is dead. While in our daily conversation, it refers to a kind of human feeling which helps us recognize, create and enjoy the work of art.
Fill in the blanks with the above words: (angel, devil, soul)
soul The (1) __________ is the spirit inside someone’s body. It can suffer if it is in a bad person, but we also use it to talk about our mood and feelings in general. The word (2) __________ means a messenger or helper from God, but it is also used to describe a sweet or very good person. The (3) __________ is the opposite of goodness and represents evil. We can also use the word to describe a naughty child. angel devil
1. worship: verb -pp- or US ALSO -p- <1> [T] to have or show a strong feeling of respect and admiration for God or a god: 在印度的不同地区, 印度教徒信仰不 同的神, 遵守不同的宗教节日。 In the various regions of India, Hindus worship different gods and observe different religious festivals.
<2> to love, respect and admire someone or something greatly, often without being aware of their bad qualities: 当我还是个孩子的时候, 我崇拜我的哥哥。 As a child, I worshipped my older brother. 2. soul: noun [C] <1> the spiritual part of a person which some people believe continues to exist in some form after their body has died, or the part of a person which is not physical and experiences deep feelings and emotions:
她活着的时候遭受巨大的痛苦, 因此让 我们希望她的灵魂现在得到安宁。 She suffered greatly while she was alive, so let us hope her soul is now at peace. <2> the quality of a person or work of art which shows or produces deep good feelings: 对我来说, 她的画不知怎么的缺少灵性。 For me her paintings somehow lack soul.
not a soul: no one 到我到那儿的时候,那儿一个人也没有。 By the time I arrived there wasn't a soul there. heart and soul LITERARY completely: 她一心一意地爱着那些孩子。 She loves those children heart and soul.
put your heart and soul into sth to make a lot of effort to do something: 她是全身心地投入工作的那些人之一。 She's one of those people who puts their heart and soul into their work. 3. opposite: adjective <1> completely different:
你将不会知道她们是姐妹—她们在各方 面都完全相反。 You'd never know they're sisters—they're completely opposite to each other in every way. <2> being in a position on the other side; facing: 他们坐在桌子的两头,拒绝谈话。 They sat at opposite ends of the table (to/from each other), refusing to talk.
preposition in a position facing someone or something but on the other side: 他们坐在彼此对过。 They sat opposite each other. adverb 住在对过的人们总是发出很大的声音。 The people who live opposite (= on the other side of the road) are always making a lot of noise.
noun [C often singular] 我父亲是个非常冷静的人，而我母亲正相反。 My father is a very calm person, but my mother is just the opposite. 4. represent: verb [T] <1> to speak, act or be present officially for another person or people: 他们选择了一个律师代表他们出庭。 They chose a famous barrister to represent them in court.
<2> to show or describe something or someone: 这份新报道描述了我们学校当前的形势。 This new report represents the current situation in our schools. representation noun [U] representative noun [C] 这家公司在每个欧洲城市有两个代表。 The firm has two representatives in every European city.