Midas hand

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Midas hand

; Midas’ hand/touch

    ; unlimited wealth or success 米达斯之手, 点金手

    King Midas was granted one wish by the god Dionysus. Greedy for riches, Midas wished that everything he touched would turn to gold. He soon regretted his request. When he tried to eat, his food became inedible metal. When he embraced his daughter, she turned into a golden statue. On the instruction of Dionysus, he washed in a river and lost his touch of gold.

    In-class exercises

    A. Helen of Troy B. Trojan horses

    C. Greek gifts D. Pandoras box (jar)

    E. An apple of discord F. Heel of Achilles

    G. Narcissus H. Sphinxs riddle

    I.A Penelope's Web J. Midas hand / touch

    K. Under the Rose

; 1. He threw us_________________, we soon quarreled again.

    ; 2. It is unfair that historians always attribute the fall of kingdoms to___________. ; 3. The shortage of fortitude is his ____________.

    ; 4. This question is as puzzling as ____________..

    ; 5. He is always buying you expensive clothes, I'm afraid they are __________ for you. ; 6. The superpowers are always sending the ___________ to many countries in the world ; 7. Mr. Jones made a long speech at the meeting. Everyone else thought it


    ; 8. Most people speak of him as a real ________.

    ; 9. John Lawrence has the ___________. Every enterprise he takes part in is highly


    ; 10. Reform is _____________; opening up the system can lead to a loss of economic and

    political control.

    ; 11. The senator told me ________ that there is to be a chance in the cabinet.

    Key: 1.E 2. A 3.F 4. H 5. C 6. B 7. I 8. G 9. J 10. D 11. K

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