Environmental Pollution 环境污染

Environmental Pollution 环境污染

As we all know, pollution is harmful to living beings. There are many different types of pollutions in this world. For instance, water pollution, air pollution, noise pollution and so on. Water pollution cause many kinds of disease that have negative effects on human beings, sometimes the diseases will take people’s life away. Dirty air will increase the rate of getting lung cancer. While the noise pollution will cause insomnia. People’s health condition will be damaged.

In my humble opinion, people should take measures to control the pollution. Recently, not only the government, but also individual has taken part in the action of protecting the environment. This is a good sign. Rivers are being cleaned, air is purified, and the people come to realize that the importance of protecting the environment.
However, this is not enough, the problems are still exist. Not all of them have been solved. Some factories are still pouring dirty water into the rivers or give off the toxic gas into the sky. We should know that protecting the environment needs everybody’s effort.

我们都知道,污染对生物有很大危害。在这个世界上,有许多不同类型的污染。例如:水污染,空气污染,噪音污染等等。水污染会使人们生病,甚至死亡。脏空气会使患肺癌的几率上升。而噪音污染会让人失眠。人们的健康水平会下降。
在我看来,人们应该采取措施去保护环境。最近,不仅仅是政府部门,个人也参与到环保中去。这是个好现象。河流干净了,空气清新了,人们也意识到环保的重要性。
然而,这些还远远不够。问题依旧存在。不是所有的问题都得到了解决。一些工厂依旧往河流里面排放污水,向天空排放有毒气体。我们应该谨记环境保护需要每个人的努力。

Mandarin Language Course – Air Pollution in Hong Kong

为什么你存不下钱?

为什么你存不下钱

English Don’t save what is left after spending. But spend what is left after savings.
不要把花剩下的钱拿来存,而是把存剩下的钱拿来花。

Wanting to save money is not enough. Anyway, there are a lot of things which didn’t come true although you wanted them to.
Chinese: 想存钱是远远不够的,毕竟你希望发生的事情并不一定就能发生。

Saving is a technique . It’s simple. It’s just not easy.
存钱是一门技术,这门技术很简单,只是不容易实现。

If you only come to think about saving after you spend, there is no chance for you to accumulate a considerable fortune, because spending is always irrational.
如果你总是在消费之后才想着应该存钱,那你肯定存不下钱,因为任何消费都是非理性的。

The way that works is to make plans in advance.
真正可行的方法,是事先计划好自己的消费方式。

Would it be too much to use 40% of my income to rent an apartment?
每个月用收入的40%租房子会不会太多?

Is it really enough to save just 20% every month?
每个月只存收入的20%会不会太少?

Only by making it clear how much you want to save can you come to know how much you can actually spend.
你只有先计划好要存多少钱,才能知道自己实际上可以花多少钱。

Money is not everything, but it’s necessary

Chinese Language Course – How to quickly get rid of cold

How to quickly get rid of cold

我們今天的普通話課程內容來講一講感冒了,熬上一碗浓浓的鸡汤,喝干一杯甜到齁嗓子的蜂蜜水,再吃几片维生素C。炒菜时还不忘剥上几瓣大蒜丢进锅里……咦,吃完怎么还没好呢?这就得请教请教专业人士了。喝鸡汤吃大蒜真能治感冒吗?

Today we are going to talk about how to get rid of cold in our English lesson.

2018年1月23日,河北省衡水市桃城区疾病预防控制中心的工作人员在衡水市康复街小学指导学生正确佩戴口罩。

Experts have revealed whether six food staples and supplements really prevent colds and flu.

专家揭示了六种食物和补品是否真能预防感冒和流感。

While honey has long been praised for reducing the symptoms of colds, science reveals it does little more than soothe sore throats.

尽管蜂蜜一直被人们誉为可以缓解感冒症状,但科学家认为它仅能缓解喉咙痛。

Although an old wives tale claims chicken soup cures a host of ailments, it may simply provide a comforting meal and hydration boost, according to dietitian and British Dietetic Association spokesperson Aisling Pigott.

还有传统说法认为鸡汤能治愈很多小毛病,但英国饮食协会发言人、营养学家爱斯琳-皮高特说,其实这仅能让你舒服地吃上一顿,补充水分。

下面就一起来看看这六种食品的真假功效。

Echinacea 紫锥菊提取物补充剂

Although often hailed for reducing the severity and symptoms of colds, a 2014 Cochrane review into 24 studies found the flower supplement does not significantly reduce the length of time people suffer with the sniffles.

尽管很多人认为紫锥菊可以缓解感冒症状,2014年柯克兰的一项针对24个研究的回顾调查显示,利用紫锥菊提取物制作的补充剂不能显著缩短鼻塞病程。

Ms Pigott claims there is insufficient evidence to recommend echinacea, however, if people wish to take the supplement it will unlikely do them any harm.

皮高特女士称,没有足够的证据支持人们服用紫锥菊补充剂。但如果人们想要服用,也没什么坏处。

Honey 蜂蜜

An old wives tale praises honey for soothing sore throats and suppressing coughs, however, there is little evidence to support this, with many ‘pro-honey’ studies being funded by companies with conflicts of interest, according to Ms Pigott.

传统观点认为蜂蜜可以缓解喉咙痛,还可以镇咳,但这并没有什么证据能证明。皮高特表示,很多赞成感冒时吃蜂蜜的研究都是有利益关系的公司资助的。

She adds, however, honey is harmless providing people are aware of its high-sugar content and unsuitability to children under one due to the risk of botulism.

她补充说,在人们知道含糖量高的情况下蜂蜜无害,由于肉毒中毒风险一岁以内婴儿不宜食用。

Zinc lozenges 锌锭

Zinc lozenges have been shown to reduce the duration of cold symptoms, such as nasal congestion, coughing and a sore throat, however, dietitian Lauren McGuckin warns many contain high amounts of sugar.

锌锭可以缩短一些感冒症状的持续时间,比如鼻塞、咳嗽和喉咙痛。但营养学家劳伦-麦古金提醒说,很多锌锭片含糖量较高。

People may be better off upping their food sources by eating more seafood, lamb, beef and pumpkin seeds.

人们如果多吃海鲜、羊肉、牛肉和南瓜籽来摄入更多相关营养元素,效果会更好。

Chicken soup 鸡汤

Ms Pigott told NetDoctor: ‘There is little evidence to suggest that “chicken soup” per se reduces the symptoms of a cold.’

皮高特女士告诉“网络医生”说:“没有多少证据表明鸡汤本身能缓解感冒症状。”

She adds, however, the warming and nutritious meal may help restore sufferers’ energy levels, as well as giving them a hydration boost.

她补充说,喝上热乎乎且营养丰富的鸡汤能给患者补充能量和水分。

Garlic 大蒜

Ms McGuckin said: ‘Garlic contains a compound called allicin, which has been shown to be beneficial for the immune system.

麦古金女士说:“大蒜中含有大蒜素,对免疫系统有好处。”

‘However, the way in which garlic is processed can affect the potency of allicin.’

“但大蒜的加工过程会影响大蒜素的功效。”

She therefore recommends people crush, slice or dice garlic to reap the biggest benefits.

她建议人们把大蒜压碎、切片或者切成蒜末以获得最大功效。

A 2015 Cochrane study review also found garlic is effective at treating and preventing sniffles.

2015年柯克兰的一项研究也发现,大蒜对治疗和预防鼻塞有效。

Vitamin C 维生素C

Vitamin C is critical to the proper functioning of the immune system, however, evidence suggests it only reduces the length of colds, rather than preventing them.

维生素C对免疫系统的正常运行非常关键,但有证据显示它仅能缩短病程,而不是预防感冒。

Dietitian and BDA spokesperson Amanda Squire still recommends people with colds up their vitamin-C consumption via citrus fruits as these sharp flavours may ease congestion and, when taken with honey and warm water, can be soothing.

英国饮食协会发言人、营养学家阿曼达-斯夸尔仍建议患上感冒的人们多食用柑橘类水果摄入更多维生素C,因为水果浓烈的味道能缓解充血症状,而且和热蜂蜜水一起服用还能让人感觉更舒服。

A healthy, balanced diet also gives people’s bodies a better chance of fighting off viral infections, such as colds.

健康平衡的饮食也能让身体更容易打败病毒感染,比如感冒。

Vitamin C is found in all fruits and vegetables but is particularly high in citrus, red peppers, berries, kale and broccoli.

所有的果蔬都含有维生素C,但在柑橘类、红辣椒、浆果、羽衣甘蓝和花椰菜中含量尤其高。

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Learn Mandarin – How to have a good eye contact when you talk to people

How to have a good eye contact when you talk to people

我們今天的普通話課程內容來講一講眼神接觸。你是否在与人交谈时,很难看着对方的眼睛把话说下去?人们通常认为,讲话时避免眼神接触是怕尴尬或不自信的表现。然而,日本京都大学的科学家们给出了另一种科学解释。

Today we are going to talk about eye contact in our English lesson. It turns out we’re not just awkward, our brains actually can’t handle the tasks of thinking of the right words and focusing on a face at the same time.

事实上,我们并不只是尴尬,而是大脑无法同时兼顾“思考恰当词汇”和“眼神接触”的任务。

The effect becomes more noticeable when someone is trying to come up with less familiar words, which is thought to use the same mental resources as sustaining eye contact.

当人们努力搜索不太熟悉的词汇时,这个效应会更加明显。科学家认为,这两项任务占用同样的心理资源。

Scientists from Kyoto University in Japan put this to the test in 2016 by having 26 volunteers play word association games while staring at computer-generated faces.

2016年,日本京都大学的科学家们为此进行了一项实验。他们让26名志愿者在玩词汇联想游戏的同时,盯着由计算机生成的脸庞。

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When making eye contact, the participants found it harder to come up with links between words.

在进行眼神接触时,受试者更难想出词汇之间的关联。

“Although eye contact and verbal processing appear independent, people frequently avert their eyes from interlocutors during conversation,” wrote the researchers.

研究人员写道:“尽管眼神交流和语言处理似乎是独立的,但人们经常在谈话中避开对话者的眼睛。”

“This suggests that there is interference between these processes.”

“这表明,这两个过程之间存在干扰。”

The volunteers were tested while looking at both animations of faces making eye contact and animations of faces looking away. They were also asked to think of links between easily associated words and words where there are a lot of competing associations.

志愿者在测试中盯着的图画脸庞既有直视镜头的,也有看向其他方向的。他们进行联想的词汇也有容易联想的词,和存在大量竞争联想词。

For example, thinking of a verb for ‘knife’ is relatively easy, because you can’t do much more than cut or stab with one. Coming up with an associated verb for ‘folder’ is harder, considering you could open, close, or fill them.

举例而言:联想和“刀(knife)”有关的动词比较简单,我们通常只能用刀来“切(cut)”或者“刺(stab)”。联想和“文件夹(folder)”有关的动词更加困难,因为你可以打开(open)”、“合上(close)”或者“填充(fill)”文件夹。

The volunteers took longer to think of words when they were making eye contact, but only when difficult word associations were involved. The researchers suspect the hesitation indicates the brain is handling too much information at once.

志愿者在进行眼神接触时,需要花更长时间才能想出答案——但这种效应只发生在困难任务中。研究人员推测:这种迟疑意味着,大脑同时处理太多信息了。

So while making eye contact and holding a conversation is certainly possible, this is evidence that they can both draw on the same pool of cognitive resources, and sometimes that pool starts to run a little dry.

虽然人们的确能在交流时保持眼神接触,但这个证据表明,这两个过程能从相同的认知资源池中提取信息,以至于有时候这个池子开始有些见底了。

The sample size used was pretty small, but it’s an interesting hypothesis.

实验采用的样本非常少,但这是一个很有意思的假设。

In 2015, Italian psychologist Giovanni Caputo demonstrated that staring into someone else’s eyes for just 10 minutes induced an altered state of consciousness. Participants saw hallucinations of monsters, their relatives, and even their own faces.

2015年,意大利心理学家乔瓦尼•卡普托证明,只要盯着某人眼睛10分钟,就会诱发意识改变状态。受试者会看到各种幻想,如怪物、亲人、甚至自己的脸庞。

It seems that a process called neural adaptation is the cause, where our brains gradually alter their response to a stimulus that doesn’t change – so when you put your hand on a table, you immediately feel it, but that feeling lessens as you keep your hand there.

这似乎与一个被称为“神经适应”的过程有关,即如果刺激保持不变,大脑会逐渐改变对它的反应——因此,当你把手放在桌上时,会立刻有所感觉;但如果手一直放在桌上,感觉就会逐渐减弱。

The volunteers making eye contact and associating words may also be experiencing some kind of neural adaptation, but for now the Kyoto University researchers are calling for further study into the links between verbal and non-verbal communication.

在京都大学的实验中,志愿者同时进行眼神接触和联想词汇时,可能也经历了某种神经适应。京都大学的研究人员目前正在呼吁进一步研究语言交流和非语言交流之间的联系。

And in the meantime, if someone looks away while they’re talking to you, they might not be being rude – they could just have an overloaded cognitive system.

同时,如果有人在谈话过程中看向别处,他们可能不是不礼貌,只是认知系统超载了。

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Chinese lesson today – How to give people a good first impression

How to give people a good first impression

今天的英語課程,我們來討論一下第一印象。我们身边总有些社交达人,无论和谁都能迅速热络攀谈,他们深谙人际交往之道,三言两语便可讨得对方欢心。要想和他们一样人见人爱,其实也不难。除了微笑、赞美几个常见套路之外,你还需要发自内心地相信你是人见人爱的。因为当你认为别人会喜欢你时,你会表现得更自然,看起来更友善,这会让你更讨喜。

Let’s talk about the first impression in today’s English course. If you want to make a great first impression — and why wouldn’t you? — you know there are basic steps you can take: Smile, make eye contact, listen more than you talk, ask questions about the other person. Anyone can do those things.

众所周知,如果想给人留下良好的第一印象(为什么不呢?),你可以采取以下几个常规套路:微笑,眼神交流,少说多听,向对方提问。这些是每个人都能做到的。

But what you might not know is that if you think other people are going to like you, they usually will.

但你可能不知道,如果你心里认为对方会喜欢你,通常对方真的会喜欢你。

As research shows, interpersonal warmth explains the self-fulfilling prophecy of anticipated acceptance; study participants who expected to be accepted were perceived as more likable. (Or in non-researcher speak, when you think other people will like you, you act more naturally and come across as friendlier — which then makes people like you more since we tend to like warm, friendly people.)

研究表明,人际温暖解释了自我应验的预期接纳预言;希望被认可的研究对象被认为更讨人喜欢。(用通俗的语言解释,就是当你认为别人会喜欢你时,你会表现得更自然,看起来更友善——这会让你更讨人喜欢,因为人们通常更青睐热情友好的人。)

All of which sounds great, but the trick, when you’re shy or insecure, is actually believing that other people will like you. When you’re in an unfamiliar setting or an uncomfortable position, it’s a lot easier to assume people won’t like you.

这听起来很有道理,但这个方法要你在害羞或不安时,真心相信别人会喜欢你。可是当你身处一个陌生环境或尴尬境地时,更容易假设对方不会喜欢你。

So how can you convince yourself that people will like you? Positive self-talk (“They’re going to love me!”) won’t cut it.

那你怎么能说服自己是人见人爱的呢?积极的自我对话(“他们会爱我的!”)是不够的。

Instead, close your eyes, take a deep breath, and commit to taking a few steps that ensure almost anyone will like you. (When results are basically guaranteed, it’s easy to feel more confident and self-assured.)

你可以做的是,闭上眼睛,深吸一口气,并坚持使用几个让你人见人爱的招数。(当效果基本上得到保证时,你会更容易保持自信感。)

1. Give a genuine compliment.

真诚的赞美。

Everyone loves to be praised, especially since no one gets enough praise.

每个人都喜欢接受表扬,尤其现在每个人得到的赞美似乎都不够。

Show interest by asking questions. But go past, “What do you do?” Ask what it’s like to do what the person does. Ask what’s hard about it. Ask what the person loves about it. You’ll soon find things to compliment.

通过提问表现出兴趣。但不要细问对方“你是做什么的?”,问问从事这份工作是什么感觉,有什么困难之处,喜欢哪些方面。你很快就会发现值得赞美的地方。

2. Focus on letting people talk about themselves.

着重让人们谈论自己。

People love to talk about themselves. (And even if they didn’t, they can’t help it.)

人们喜欢谈论自己。(即使他们不喜欢,也会情不自禁。)

Research shows approximately 40 percent of everyday speech is spent telling other people what we think or feel — basically, talking about our subjective experiences.

研究表明,人们的日常会话有40%的内容是在向别人讲述自己的想法或感受,基本上谈论的都是自己的主观经历。

In fact, we almost can’t help sharing our thoughts and feelings: Research also shows that talking about ourselves, whether in person or on social media, triggers the same pleasure sensation in the brain as does money or food.

事实上,我们几乎忍不住要分享自己的想法和感受:研究还显示,无论是在生活中还是在社交网络上表达自己,都会让大脑产生一种愉悦感,这种感觉和大脑受到金钱或食物刺激时产生的愉悦感相同。

By helping people talk about themselves, you’re seen as a great conversationalist even when you actually say very little. And in the process, you also make other people feel better about themselves, which makes them like you.

让人们表达自我,这样即使你说的很少,也会被视为一个优秀的健谈者。而在这个过程中,你还让对方自我感觉良好,让自己更讨喜。

That’s another win-win.

这是另一个双赢的做法。

3. Change one word.

换一种说法。

Think about the difference in these statements:

想一想下面这些说法的区别:

“I had to go to a meeting.”

“我得去开会。”

“I got to meet with some great people.”

“我要和一些优秀的人见面。”

“I have to interview some candidates for a job.”

“我得面试一些求职者。”

“I get to select a great person to join our team.”

“我要选择一个优秀的人加入我们的团队。”

No big deal, right? Wrong. We like to be around happy, enthusiastic, and motivated people.

没什么区别,是吗?错了。我们喜欢身边人是快乐、热情、积极的。

Keep in mind choosing the right words also affects how you feel. Don’t say, “I have to go to the gym.” Say, “I want to go to the gym.”

记住,选择恰当的言辞也会影响你的感受。不要说:“我不得不去健身房。”而是说:“我想去健身房。”

4. Show a little vulnerability.

稍微示弱。

Great teams are often led by people willing to admit weaknesses and failings. Great friends are also willing to be vulnerable.

优秀团队的领导者通常愿意承认缺点和失败。好的朋友也愿意展示脆弱的一面。

Want to make a great first impression? Don’t try to impress. Instead, be humble. Share your screwups. Admit your mistakes. Be the cautionary tale. Laugh at yourself.

想给人留下良好的第一印象吗?不要试图惊艳对方。相反,要谦虚。分享你的糗事。承认你的错误。做反面教材,学会自嘲。

When you do, other people won’t laugh at you. They’ll laugh with you.

当你这样做的时候,别人不会嘲笑你。他们会和你一起笑。

And they’ll immediately like you, and want to be around you more.

他们会立刻喜欢上你,并且更想和你呆在一起。

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Everyday English Learning – Our weekly schedule

weekly schedule

Daughter: Dad, can I go to a movie this week with Shannon?

Father: Here. Try this. It’s called a book. [Ah, Dad!] Moby Dick. An American classic. [Dad!] Okay. Let me look at the schedule here. Hmm. When are you thinking about going to the movie?

Daughter: Uh, we’re thinking about seeing a movie on Wednesday after school.

Father: Well, that’s not going to work. You have piano lessons after school and then you have to babysit for the neighbors until 9:00.

Daughter: What about Monday?

Father: Monday’s out. You haven’t practiced your clarinet at all . . . for an entire month, so you have to catch up on that. And, don’t you have an essay due in your English class on Tuesday?

Daughter: Oh, I forgot about that [Yeah], and anyway, I was going to finish that during first period at school. [Great. I’ve never heard of a three-sentence essay.] So, what about Tuesday?

Father: Uh, you have soccer practice from 4:00 until 5:30, and after that, you have to do your homework.

Daughter: Ah, you can help me with that. Oh, I forgot you don’t know how to do geometry. So, can I see the movie on Thursday?

Father: Well, remember the science fair at school is on Friday, right? Is, is your project finished yet?

Daughter: Umm, what about Friday night? I checked the paper, and there’s a midnight showing.

Father: Uh-uh. Forget that idea.

Daughter: And Saturday?

Father: Well, you have to do your chores in the morning before noon. [You can help me with that.] Oh no. And then, we have to clean out the garage. You said you’d help. [No, you volunteered me.] Well, that should only take a couple of hours. [Dad, you’re ruining my social life.] And then, after that, we can go to the movie.

Daughter: We?

Father: Yeah, We. Mom and I and you and Shannon.

Daughter: Uh, Dad, actually. We weren’t planning on company.

Father: Now, let me check the paper for showtimes. [The movie plays at three oh five, five, seven fifteen, and nine.] You already checked, I see.

Daughter: Yeah. So is it okay? Can I go see the nine O’clock showing?

Father: The five o’clock showing!

Daughter: How about the seven o’clock showing?

Father: And why are you so concerned about the show time?

Daughter: Well, I don’t know if I’ll get all of my chores and homework done before then.

Father: Sorry, but I want you to get to bed early that night, and so, I can drop you off at the movie theater about 4:30 so you’ll have time to get tickets.

Daughter: Uh, Dad. Can I have money for the movie?

Father: Sure, just go into the family bank vault behind secret mirror in the hall and take a few hundred. [Dad!]. Look. I can only spare a few dollars, so you’ll have to come up with the rest, okay?

Daughter: Okay. Thanks, Dad.

1. What one thing does the girl NOT have to do on Wednesday after Chinese school?

A. practice the piano

B. take care of children

C. finish homework assignments

2. Why can’t the girl go to a movie on Monday?

A. She has to catch up on her French homework.

B. She needs to write a paper.

C. She must practice for a math test.

3. How long is her soccer practice on Tuesday?

A. one hour

B. an hour and a half

C. two hours

4. What chore does the girl have to do on Saturday?

A. clean the garage

B. pick up her room

C. finish her science project

5. Which English movie showing is the girl going to see?

A. 5:00 p.m.

B. 7:15 p.m.

C. 9:00 p.m.

正确答案:

1. finish homework assignments

2. She needs to write a paper.

3. an hour and a half

4. clean the garage

5. 5:00 p.m.

Why is Learning English so hard for a Chinese person

English Learning – what is your schedule like every day?

The relationship between intelligence and getting up early

Woman: So, what is your schedule like every day?

Man: Well, uh, I get up around a quarter to six ( 5:45 ) in the morning.

Woman: Wow! That’s kind of early.

Man: A little. Then, I eat a quick breakfast, and I catch the bus at, uh, 7:00. It takes about 20 minutes to walk to the bus stop.

Woman: That’s a pretty good walk.

Man: Yeah, and uh, next, I work at the library from 8:00 to 11:15 or so, and I have classes from noon until about five.

Woman: Um.

English Man: And then I catch the bus back home, and I arrive . . . well, you know how the traffic is. It depends on traffic, but around 6:15, and I make a sandwich or something for dinner, and then I walk to the gym and meet some of my friends, uh, there [ Oh, that sounds fun. ] around 7:00. [ Around 7:00? ] You know Steve? [ Uh-huh. ] Yeah, he and I usually go. Steve and uh, what is her name? The new girl, um. I think her name is Amy.

Woman: So you have a group you work out with then?

Man: Right.

Woman: That sounds fun.

Man: And we exercise, play basketball, lift weights . . . . you know, do things like that . . . for about an hour and a half.

Woman: Wow. Do you do that every night?

Man: Oh, no. I usually go to the gym on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. And on Wednesdays, I take guitar lessons [ Ooh, fun! ] Yeah, uh, in the evening at a music school, you know, just around the corner from my house.

Woman: Oh, that’s convenient.

Man: Yeah, yeah. It’s really nice.

Woman: Well, I was wondering when do you get time to see your girlfriend.

Man: That’s the problem. I only see her on Tuesdays in the evening and on Saturdays and some Sundays. I mean, we usually text each other every day, and I sometimes call her during my lunch break.

Chinese Woman: Oh, that’s nice.

Man: It sounds like you have a very busy schedule.

1. What time does the man get up?

A. at 5:45 a.m.

B. at 6:15 a.m.

C. at 6:30 a.m.

2. What time does he take the bus in the morning?

A. at 7:00 a.m.

B. at 7:15 a.m.

C. at 7:30 a.m.

3. How long does he work in the morning?

A. 2 hours, 45 minutes

B. 3 hours

C. 3 hours, 15 minutes

4. Where does he work?

A. at the library

B. at the bookstore

C. in the cafeteria

5. What does the man sometimes eat for dinner?

A. a sandwich

B. pizza

C. fried chicken

6. On what days does he go to the gym?

A. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Saturdays

B. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays

C. on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays

7. The man usually calls his girlfriend __________.

A. in the morning

B. around noon

C. in the evening

正确答案:

1. at 5:45 a.m.

2. at 7:00 a.m.

3. 3 hours, 15 minutes

4. at the library

5. a sandwich

6. on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays

7. around noon

The relationship between intelligence and getting up early

英语美文:有些事总是太晚才明白

有些事总是太晚才明白

英语美文:有些事总是太晚才明白

English:

What Are The Lessons People Most Often Learn Too Late In Life?
有哪些重要的事人们总是太晚才明白?

Just because you think its a good idea, doesn’t mean it is a good idea.
只是因为你认为这是一个好主意,并不意味着这是一个好主意。

Be Careful What You Get Good At
对你擅长的事要小心。

Sacrificing your health to pursue wealth isn’t worth it.
牺牲你的健康追求财富是不值得的。

Don’t take your body for granted.
不要把你的身体当成理所当然。

Right and Wrong are subjective truths.
正确和错误都是主观的。

None of the best experiences of your life will happen staring a computer screen, a phone screen or a TV.
光是盯着电脑屏幕、手机屏幕或者电视是不可能体验生活的美好的。

Keep yourself strong because forever is a lie.
保持坚强,因为并没有所谓的“永远”。

All you need is enough energy to see tomorrow.
你唯一需要的是活到明天所需的能量。

Over-promise sets you apart from the people who under-promise. 
Over-deliver sets you apart from people who just delivered.
过度承诺使你从那些不能承诺的人中脱颖而出。给出比预期更好的结果则让你从那些仅仅完成任务的人中脱颖而出。

The secret of Happiness is to find out what you love and then directing all your energy towards doing it.
幸福的秘诀是找出你所爱的事,然后动用你所有的能量来做这件事。

Keep trying until you get it right.
继续尝试,直到你做对为止。

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
如果我们有勇气去追求,那我们所有的梦想都可以成真。

The only place where our dreams become IMPOSSIBLE is your thinking.
没有哪个梦想是不可能实现的,“不可能”都是你臆想出来的。

Make sure to wake up smarter tomorrow.
每天都要比昨天更聪明一点。

Don’t let words of mouth control you, take control of your life by yourself.
不要让别人的闲言碎语控制你,自己控制自己的人生。

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Learn English in Hong Kong – International Labor Day

Learn English in Hong Kong - International Labor Day

English: Every year, the first day of May is named International Labor Day and people will have three days’ off. The meaning of of this day is to in honor of the great strike happened in Chicago in 1886. Now, more important meaning has been attached to this festival. It reminds the workers of the legal rights. Many years ago, the workers in the western countries were forced to overwork, then many young people couldn’t stand it and they called for more people to demonstrate on the street. After fighting for a long time, they finally made the government agree to shorten the working hours. People enjoy their leisure time. Most people choose to travel before, but now more and more young people choose to stay at home due to the crowded travelers. It is a good time for people to take relax on May Day.

Chinese: 每年五月的第一天都是国际劳动节,人们将有三天的假期,这是为了纪念1886年芝加哥发生的大罢工。现在,这个节日更重要的意义在于提醒工人们的权益。许多年前,西方国家的工人被迫过度工作,许多年轻人无法忍受之后他们呼吁更多的人在街上示威游行。经过长时间的斗争,他们终于使政府同意缩短工作时间。人们得以享受闲暇时间,大多数人选择旅行,但现在越来越多的年轻人选择呆在家里,因为很多人去旅游就变得很拥挤了。五一是休息的好时候。

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Learn English for Business Use – And they’re happy with that?

【他们心悦诚服吗?】

 

Mary:  That’s right. And I’m going to be Vice President of Marketing.

玛莉:         没错。而我将会是行销部的副总裁。

 

Dave:          1) Way to go, Mary. A lot has happened during the last few months, hasn’t it?

戴夫:         有一套,玛莉。过去几个月还真发生了不少事,对吧?

 

Mary:          2) You can say that again!

玛莉:         我完全同意!

 

Dave:  What’s up with Vince and Elvin?

戴夫:         文斯跟艾文怎么样?

 

Mary:  They work for Zina now.

玛莉:         他们现在是吉娜的手下。

 

Dave:  And they’re happy with that?

戴夫:         那他们心悦诚服吗?

 

Mary:          3) They’re in awe of her. After they saw how she crushed WebTracker…but I guess you know all about that.

玛莉:         他们很敬畏她。在他们目睹她如何搞垮“网路搜寻家”之后……但我想那你全都知道。

 

语言详解

 

A: That’s a classy car!

那台车真棒!

 

B: Yeah, it belongs to the president.

是啊,那台车是总载的。

 

What’s up with…?……是怎么了?】

 

这个句型可以用来询问人的状况,通常是你发现对方有啥不对劲的时候。

 

A: What’s up with him?

他是怎么回事?

B: He and his girlfriend just split up.

他跟女朋友刚分手。

 

你也可以用这个句型来问事物。

 

A: What’s up with the new air conditioner?

这台新冷气机是怎么回事?

B: The other one broke, so I went and bought this one.

另一台坏掉了,所以我去买了这台新的。

 

1) Way to go. “有一套。”这句短语是用来称赞他人的表现。

2) You can say that again. 我再同意不过了。这句话是用来表达对他人说的话心有戚戚焉。

3) be in awe of…  对……心存敬畏

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