A: What does Pro. brown say in his lecture?
B: He speaks to the effect that the same symbol carries different implication or association in different cultures.
A: Can you give me an example?
B: Ox in chinese is the symbol of diligence, honesty and responsibility as well as selfless contribution. But in japanese, it's of backwardness and inefficiency.
A: It's very interesting.
to the effect that….
e.g. He made a declaration to the effect that he would soon resign.
e.g. I said a few words to the effect that all he had told us was already well known.
e.g. She grumbled something to the effect that Madame ought to have come to a decision.
e.g. He left a note to the effect that he would not be returning.
1. in one’s lecture：在某人的演讲中，在某人的讲座中
e.g. The professor in his lecture went beyond the capacity of his audience.
e..g He noted the importance of the problem in his lecture .
3. give someone an example：给某人举个例子
e.g. You'd better give an example to support your view.
e.g. There's a lot in what you say but please give us an example.