Key abilities that college students should learn:

1. Critical thinking

2. Reasoning

3. Writing skills


Lie to me

Lie to Me is an American television series that originally ran on the Fox network from January 21, 2009 to January 31, 2011. In the show, Dr. Cal Lightman (Tim Roth) and his colleagues in The Lightman Group accept assignments from third parties (commonly local and federal law enforcement), and assist in investigations, reaching the truth through applied psychology: interpreting microexpressions, through the Facial Action Coding System, and body language.[2]

In May 2009, the show was renewed for a second season consisting of 13 episodes;[3] Season 2 premiered on September 28, 2009.[4] On November 24, 2009, Fox ordered an extra nine episodes(集;節) for season 2, bringing the season order to 22 episodes.[5]

On May 12, 2010, Entertainment Weekly reported that Lie to Me received a 13-episode third season pick-up.[6][7] The third season of Lie to Me was originally to premiere on November 10, 2010. On September 28, 2010, the premiere date was moved to October 4, 2010, because of the cancellation of Lone Star.[8] Lie to Me was canceled by Fox on May 10, 2011.

Critical reception

The show received mostly positive reviews from television critics. It gained a score of 64 on Metacritic from 24 reviews. Entertainment Weekly's Ken Tucker awarded Lie to Me a B- rating and wrote "Lie to Me is derivative(衍伸) yet well crafted(精心製作的), predictable yet ever-so-slightly novel… it's no wonder that Fox thinks it's got itself a potential hit". However, he also commented "if this review were a face, Dr. Lightman would say it had a forced smile: hopeful, but dubious, about Lie's chances." Tom Shales, writing for the Washington Post, said "Lie to Me seems an unusually meaty, thoughtful and thought-provoking crime drama – another police procedural, yes, but one with a dramatic and mesmerizing difference… easily one of the season's best new shows."


paro officer(假釋官): Parole officers and probation officers play a role in criminal justice systems by supervising offenders who have been released from incarceration and, often, in recommending sentencing in courts of law.


drug dealer(販毒者): someone who sells illegal drugs

= dealer


academic award=Oscar award(奧斯卡獎): The Academy Award, also known as the Oscar, is an accolade(稱讚;讚美) bestowed by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS)[1] to recognize excellence of professionals in the film industry, including directors, actors, and writers. The formal ceremony at which the awards are presented is one of the most prominent award ceremonies in the world, and is televised live in more than 200 countries annually. It is also the oldest award ceremony in the media; its equivalents(同等物;相等物), the Grammy Awards (for music), Emmy Awards (for television), and Tony Awards (for theatre) are modeled after the Academy.

The AMPAS was originally conceived by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio boss Louis B. Mayer as a professional honorary organization to help improve the film industry’s image and help mediate labor disputes. The Oscar itself was later initiated by the Academy as an award "of merit for distinctive achievement" in the industry.

The first Academy Awards ceremony was held on May 16, 1929, at the Hotel Roosevelt in Hollywood to honor outstanding film achievements of the 1927/1928 film season. The most recent ceremony, honoring films in 2010, was held at Hollywood's Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011.


speech disorder= speech impediments: a type of communication disorders where 'normal' speech is disrupted. This can mean stuttering(結結巴巴說話), lisps(口齒不清), etc. Someone who is unable to speak due to a speech disorder is considered mute.


predictable(preàbefore; dicàto say; ableàadj. being able to de something): Something which is predictable happens in a way or at a time which you know about before it happens:

e.g. Comets appear at predictable times.

NOTE: The opposite is unpredictable.


virtual reality(虛擬實境; viràalmost true): an environment produced by a computer that looks and seems real to the person experiencing it

* reality show: Reality television is a genre of television programming that presents purportedly(據稱地) unscripted dramatic or humorous situations, documents actual events, and usually features ordinary people instead of professional actors, sometimes in a contest or other situation where a prize is awarded.[1] The genre has existed in some form or another since the early years of television, begun in earnest as a television formula in the 1990s, and which exploded as a phenomenon around 1999-2000, via series such as Big Brother and Survivor.[1] Programs in the reality television genre are commonly called reality shows and often are produced in series. Documentaries and nonfictional programming such as news and sports shows are usually not classified as reality shows.


decentralize: to move parts of a government, organization etc from a central place to several different smaller ones

* decentralized adj.


chipmunk: a small American animal similar to a squirrel with black lines on its fur


rat: an animal that looks like a large mouse with a long tail

mouse: a small mammal with short fur, a pointed face, and a long tail



foul language=profanity: a show of disrespect, or a desecration or debasement of someone or something. Profanity can take the form of words, expressions, gestures, or other social behaviors that are socially constructed or interpreted as insulting, rude, vulgar, desecrating, or other forms.


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