community 社区 committee 交流
keep （sb）in suspense 使产生悬念
talented /gift/ genius 天赋
consist of / be made up of 由……组成
creative 独创的 creativity 创造力
It takes an enormous amount of courage to make a departure from the tradition.
Many educators think it desirable to foster the creative spirit in the child at an early age.
5)如果这些数据在统计上是站得住脚的，那它将会帮助我们认识正在调查的问题。 (throw lighton, investigate, valid)
If the data is statistically valid, it will throw light on the problem we are investigating.
Shortly after he recovered from the surgery, he lost his job and thus had to go through another difficult phase of his life.
In contrast to our affluent neighbors, my parents are rather poor, but they have always tried to meet our minimal needs.
In her report, Mary tries to interpret the data from a completely different angle.
Sue is a girl of great talent. Her amazing memory sets her apart from her classmates.
3) Sam not only lost his job but also both legs; he had to live on welfare for the rest of his life.山姆不仅失去了工作
5) Sean felt humiliated to hear his talent being questioned.听到有人质疑他的才能
The prices of food and medicine have soared in the past three months.
His success shows that popularity and artistic merit sometimes coincide.
The real challenge to us teacher is combining the best of both worlds into one . Creativity and basic skills need to be considered in terms of being means to an[end], rather than simply as ends in themselves . Some Chinese students may not[perform] well in hypothetical settings ,but when it comes to [facing] real life challenges and issues ,they are more than [competent] in resolving most of them, [equipped] as they are with their strong skill .The U.S. system may be [designed]to aim more at producing top of the cream students ,but that [approach] may do damage to the big bulk of the [rest]of the student body .The Chinese education system is [definitely] not perfect ,but it does produce a [quality] workforce ,And I truly believe that solid basic knowledge/skill focus is the single biggest force driving the rise of Chinese as a country .
How dose spending connect to happiness?
One explanation lies in "conspicuous consumption ". The idea is that the rich don't accumulate wealth simply in order to [consume] it . Rather they accumulate wealth in order to display it , and their happiness is [fueled]by their neighbors' envy . As a result ,the country finds itself in the grips of a "luxury fever "----families with [annual ] incomes of $50,000 try to emulate the consumption of those with $70,000 , who in turn try to emulate those with $140,000 ,and so an .
It's just [plain] common sense . It's [physically] impossible for a piece of paper like money to make you happy . Instead what makes people happy is the feeling of [security] or power money bring .
A recent survey [indicates]that those from the Forbes list of the 400 richest Americans sand the Maasai of East Africa are almost[equally]satisfied . The Maasai are a [traditional] herding people who have to no electricity or running water and live in huts made of mud .
It [follows] that economic development and personal income cannot account for the happiness that they are so often linked to .
一种解释是“炫耀性消费”。的想法是，富人不积累财富只为了[ ]它消耗。而他们积累财富，为了显示它，和他们的幸福是[ ]的邻居们的羡慕。作为一个结果，该国发现自己在一个“豪华热”----家庭年收入50000美元[的]试图仿效那些70000美元的消费的握把，又试图仿效那些140000美元，因此。这是[ ]常识。这是[ ]不可能一张纸一样的钱让你快乐。而不是什么让人高兴的是感情的【】或功率的钱带。
最近的一项调查表明，那些来自[ ]福布斯美国富豪榜400强在砂东非的马赛是几乎同样的满意[ ]。马赛是一个[ ]羊群谁也没有电力或自来水的人和住在泥屋。
A new research study has found that, .1.despite what parents might believe, there is an enormous gap between what they think their children are doing online and what is .2.really happening .
In one part of the study, over 500 children form a variety of ages and backgeounds were asked if they gave out personal information online. 73% said that they did. The parents of the .3.same children believed that only 4% of their children did so.
The children were also asked if they had made face-to-face .4.contact with strangers that they had met online.36% from the high school group admitted to meeting with a stranger they had met online. Nearly 40% of these children.5.admitted to speaking with stranger regularly. Fewer than 9% of the paeents knew that their children had been meeting with strangers.
Another part of the study found that 30% of children between the ages of 9 and 18 delete the search history form their browsers in an.6. attempt to protect their privacy form their parents. Common filtering software may.7. not be effective, since children will access what they are looking for elsewhere---at a friend’s house, an Internet cafe ,or school. One problem lies in the fact that parents don’t know much about using popular online software and chat programs,and .8.tend to have no clue about what is really happening online. This lack of knowledge on the parents’ part may be no .9.different form the situation before the arroval of the Web. Parents
don’t know what their childen are doing on the Net, in the same .
10.manner that they don’t know what does on at class, parties,or clubs.
I live in a small coastal town of 398 people located halfway between San Francisco and the Oregon border . The nearest traffic light is nine miles north in the town of Mendocino ; its closest[companion] to the south is over 90 miles away . The nearest four-lane highway is 58 miles east . Federal Express doesn't [deliver] here on Saturdays .
But there in Internet [access] here . It enables me to work at home , writing computer books and articles for computer magazines . It enables local students and historians to conduct research . It[enables] local business ----inns ,music stores ,driving schools ---to reach new [customers] . It enables local people to enjoy the benefits of email and the [delights] of websites and chat rooms .
In fact ,because small towns have few people ,few stores ,and few libraries and schools ,you could argue that the Internet [provides]more benefits to small towns than it does to big cities . But Internet service providers are not interested in [small]markets . What they are interested in is making money . As a result , people in many small towns and [remote] areas are unable to keep up with the development of [information] technology .
但是在网络[存取]在这里。它使我在家工作，电脑杂志写作的电脑书籍和文章。它使本地学生和学者进行的研究。它使当地企业---- [ ]的音乐商店，旅馆，驾驶学校---达到新的[客户]。它使当地人享受电子邮件的效益和[快乐]的网站和聊天室。
The Brooklyn Bridge that spans the river between Manhattan and Brooklyn is simply an engineering miracle .In 1883, a creative[engineer] , John Roebling ,was inspired by an idea for this spectacular bridge . However, bridge building experts told him to [forget] it. It just was not possible.Roebling,nevertheless, [convinced] his son,Washing,an up-and-coming engineer,that the bridge could be built.The two of them conceived the concept of how it could be accomplished and [how] to overcome the obstacles.Somehow they convinced bankers to finance the project.They hired their crew and began to [build]their dream bridge.
The project was only a few months under way when a tragic on-site [accident] killed John Roebling and severely injured hie son.Washington was severely brain-damaged,under to talk or walk. Everyone [ thought]the project would have to be stopped,since the Roebling were the [ only] ones who understood how the bridge could be built.
Thought Washington Roebling was unable to move or talk ,his mind was as[ sharp] as ever. One day as he lay in his hospital bed, an idea flashed in his mind an to how to develop a communication code. All he could move was one finger, so he [touched] the arm of his wife that finger.He tapped out the code to communication to her what she was to tell the engineers who continued building the bridge .For 13 years ,Washington tapped out his [ instructions]with one finger until the spectacular Brooklyn Bridge was [ finally] completed.