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She eventually married the most persistent one of her admirers.[1分]
Five minutes left, the outcome of the match was still in doubt.[1分]
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He made a considerable sum of money in real estate.[1分]
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We derive information mainly from the Internet.[1分]
His sole motive was to make her happy.[1分]
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These factors interact intimately and cannot be separated.[1分]
She exhibited great powers of endurance during the climb.[1分]
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The basic computer mouse is an amazingly clever invention with a relatively simple design that allows us to point at things on the computer and it is very productive. Think of all the things you can do
with a mouse like selecting text for copying and pasting, drawing, and even scrolling on the page with the newer mice with the wheel. Most of us use the computer mouse daily without stopping to think how it works until it gets dirty and we have to learn how to clean it. We learn to point at things before we learn to speak, so the mouse is a very natural pointing device. Other computer pointing devices include light pens, graphics tablets and touch screens, but the mouse is still our workhorse.
The computer mouse was invented in 1964 by Douglas Englehart of Stanford University. As computer screens became more popular and arrow keys were used to move around a body of text, it became clear that a pointing device that allowed easier motion through the text and even selection of text would be very useful. The introduction of the mouse, with the Apple Lisa computer in 1983, really started the computer public on the road to relying on the mouse for routine computer tasks.
How does the mouse work? We have to start at the bottom, so think upside down for now. It all starts with the mouse ball. As the mouse ball in the bottom of the mouse rolls over the mouse pad, it presses against and turns two shafts. The shafts are connected to wheels with several small holes in them. The wheels have a pair of small electronic light-emitting devices called light-emitting diodes(LED) mounted on either side. One LED sends a light beam to the LED on the other side. As the wheels spin and a hole rotates by, the light beam gets through to the LED on the other side. But a moment later the light beam is blocked until the next hole is in place. The LED detects a changing pattern of light, converts the pattern into an electronic signal, and sends the signal to the computer through wires in a cable that goes out of the mouse body. This cable is the tail that helps give the mouse its name. The computer interprets the signal to tell it where to position the cursor on the computer screen.
So far we have only discussed the basic computer mouse that most of you probably have or bare used. One problem with this design is that the mouse gets dirty as the ball rolls over the surface and picks up dirt. Eventually you have to clean your mouse. The newer optical mice avoid this problem by having no moving parts.
Most computer users want to know how the computer mouse works.[1分]
According to the author, general computer users need not to know how the computer mouse was invented.[1分]
The computer mouse derives its name from the cable that goes out its body, which looks like the tail of a mouse.[1分]
The key components of a computer mouse are the two LEDs.[1分]
When an ordinary computer mouse gets dirty, it has to be replaced with a new one.[1分]
The most durable computer mice on sale are the IBM ones.[1分]
The optical mouse is superior to the basic one in that the former has no moving parts.[1分]
Is There a Way to Keep the Britain's Economy Growing
In today's knowledge economy, nations survive on the things they do best. Japanese design electronics while Germans export engineering techniques. The French serve,the best food and Americans make computers.
Britain specializes in the gift of talking. The nation doesn't manufacture much of anything. But it has lawyers,stylists and business consultants who earn their living from talk and more talk. The World Foundation think tank says the UK's four iconic jobs today are not scientists,engineers,teachers and nurses. Instead, they're hairdressers, celebrities, management consultants and managers. But can all
this talking keep the British economy going? The British government thinks it can.
Although the country's trade deficit was more than ~60 billion in 2006 ,UK's largest in the post-war period,officials say the country has nothing to worry about. In fact, Britain does have a world-class pharmaceutical industry'? and it still makes a small sum from selling arms abroad. It also trades services-accountancy, insurance, banking and advertising. The government believes Britain is on the cutting
edge of the knowledge economy. After all, me country of Shakespeare and Wordsworth has a literary tradition of which to be proud. Rock 'n' roll is an English language medium,and there are billions to be made by their cutting-edge bands. In other words, the creative economy has plenty of strength to carry the British economy.
However, creative industries account for only about 4 percent of UK's exports of goods and services. The industries are finding it hard to make a profit,according to a report of the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts The report shows only 38 percent of British companies were engaged in "innovation activities",3 percentage points below the EU average and well below Germany (61 percent) and Sweden (47 percent).In fact,it might be better to call Britain a "servant" economy-there are at least 4 million people "in service". The majority of the population are employed by the rich to cook, clean, and take care of their children. Many graduates are even doing menial jobs for which they do not need a degree. Most employment growth has been, and will continue to be, at the low-skill end of the service sector-in shops,bars,hotels,domestic service and in nursing and care homes.
A to find jobs
B to do low-skill lobs
C to feed its people
D to handle disputes
E to make a profit
F to worry about the British economy
A Growth of Economy
B “Servant” Economy
C Strength of the Creative Economy
D Weakness of the Creative Economy
E Gift of talking
F Export of Talking Machines
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第一篇 Seeing the World Centuries Aeo
If you enjoy looking through travel books by such familiar authors as Arthur Former or Eugene Fodor,it will not surprise you to lean that travel writing has a long and venerable history. Almost from the earliest annals of recorded time individuals have found ready audiences for their accounts of journeys to strange and exotic locales.
One of the earliest travel writers,a Greek geographer and historian named Strabo,lived around the time of Christ. Though Strabo is known to have traveled from east of the Black Sea west to Italy and as far south as Ethiopia, he also used details gleaned from other writers to extend and enliven his accounts. His multivolumed work Geography provides the only surviving account of the cities,peoples,customs,and geographical peculiarities of the whole known world of his time.
Two other classic travel writers,the Italian Marco Polo and the Moroccan Ibn Battutah,lived in roughly the same time period. Marco Polo traveled to China with his father and uncle in about A. D.1275 and remained there 16 or 17 years,visiting several other countries during his travels. When Marco returned to Italy he dictated his memoirs,including stories he had heard from others,to a scribe,with the resulting book II million being an instant success. Though difficult to attest to the accuracy of all he says,Marco's book impelled Europeans to begin their great voyages of exploration.
Ibn Battutah's interest in travel began on his required Muslim journey to Mecca in 1325,and during his lifetime he journeyed through all the countries where Islam held sway. His travel book the Rihlah is a personalized account of desert journeys, court intrigues, and even the effect of the Back Death in the various lands he visited . In almost 30 years of traveling it is estimated that Ibn Battutah covered more than 75,000 miles.
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why people find travel writing exciting
the literary style of three early travel writers
where three early travel writers went and wrote about
how to write a travel book
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throughout the Muslim word
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they listed good places to stay
they told of strange and exotic locales
they explained the best routes to get to places
all of their stories were firsthand accounts
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travel writers" personal narratives
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第二篇 The Cherokee Nation
Long before the white man came to America, the land belonged to the American Indian nations.The nation of the Cherokees lived in what is now the southeastern part of the United States.
After the white man came, the Cherokees copied many of their ways. One Cherokee named Sequoyah saw how important reading and writing was to the white man. He decided to invent a way to write down the spoken Cherokee language. He began by making word pictures. For each word he drew a picture. But that proved impossible -there were just too many words. Then he took the 85 sounds that made up the language. Using his own imagination and an English spelling book, Sequoyah invented a sign for each sound. His alphabet proved amazingly easy to learn. Before long, many Cherokees knew how to read and write in their own language. By 1828, they were even printing their own news paper.
In 1830, the U. S. Congress passed a law. It allowed the government to remove Indians from their lands. The Cherokees refused to go. They had lived on their lands for centuries. It belonged to them.
Why should they go to a strange land far beyond the Mississippi River?
The army was sent to drive the Cherokees out. Soldiers surrounded their villages and marched them at gunpoint into the western territory. The sick, the old and the small children went in carts, along with their belongings. The rest of the people marched on foot or rode on horseback. It was November, yet many of them still wore their summer clothes. Cold and hungry, the Cherokees were quickly exhausted by the hardships of the journey. Many dropped dead and were buried by the roadside. When the last group arrived in their new home in March 1839, more than 4, 000 had died. It was indeed a march of death.
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on the American continent.
in the southeastern part of the US.
beyond the Mississippi River.
in the western territory.
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writing down the spoken language.
teaching his people reading,
printing their own newspaper.
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allow the Cherokees to stay where they were.
send the army to help the Cherokees.
force the Cherokees to move westward.
forbid the Cherokees to read their newspaper.
When the Cherokees began to leave their lands,[3分]
Many Cherokees died on their way to their new home mainly because[3分]
they were not willing to go there.
the government did not provide transportation.
they did not have enough food and clothes.
the journey was long and boring.
第三篇 The Family
The structure of a family takes different forms around the world and even in the same society. The family's form changes as it adapts to changing social and economic influences. Until recently, the most common form in North America was the nuclear family, consisting of a married couple with their minor children. The nuclear family is an independent unit. It must be prepared to fend for itself. Individual
family members strongly depend on one another. There is little help from outside the family in emergencies.Elderly relatives of a nuclear family are cared for only if it is possible for the family to do so.
In North America,the elderly often do not live with the family; they live in retirement communities and nursing homes.
There are many parallels between the nuclear family in industrial societies, such as North America,and of families in societies such as that of the Inuits,who live in harsh environments.
The nuclear family structure is well adapted to a life of mobility. In harsh conditions , mobility allows the family to hunt for food. For North Americans,the hunt for jobs and improved social status also requires mobility.
The nuclear family was not always the North American standard. In a more agrarian time, the small nuclear family was usually part of a larger extended family. This might have included grandparents, mother and father, brothers and sisters, uncles, aunts, and cousins. In North America today, there is a dramatic rise in the number of single-parent households. Twice as many households in the United States are headed by divorced, separated, or never-married individuals as arc comprised of nuclear families. The structure of the family, not just in North America, hut throughout the world, continues to change as it adapts to changing conditions.
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The Failure of the Nuclear Family.
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a married couple with their minor children
a single father with minor children
parents, grandparents, and children
parents,children,and aunts and uncles
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The Value of Motherhood
In shopping malls,the assistants try to push you into buying "a gift to thank her for her unselfish love". When you log onto website,a small pop-up invites you to book a bouquet for her. Commercial warmth and gratitude are the atmosphere being spread around for this special Sunday in May.
46__________The popularity of Mother's Day around the world suggests that Jarvis got all she wanted.In fact, she got more enough to make her horrified.
47__________They buy, among other things, 132 million cards. Mother's Day is the No. 1 holiday for flower purchases. Then there are the various commodities, ranging from jewelry and clothes to cosmeties and washing powder, that take advantage of the promotion opportunities. Because of this, Jarvis spent the last 40 years of her life trying to stop Mother's Day. One protest against the comer cialization Mother's Day even got her arrested-for disturbing the peace, interestingly.
48__________As Ralph Fevre, a reporter at the UK newspaper The Guardian, observe, traditionally "motherhood is something that we do because we think it's right. " But in the logic of commercialism, people need something in exchange for their time and energy. A career serves this purpose better.
49__________So they work hard and play hard. Becoming a mother, however, inevitably handicaps career anticipation.
50__________According to The Guardian,there are twice as many child-free young women as there were a generation ago. Or,they put off the responsibility of parenting until later in their lives.
So,Fevre writes that the meaning of celebrating Mother's Day needs to be updated."It is to persuade people that parenting is a good idea and to honor people for their attempt to be good people. "
A.Commercial warmth and gratitude are the atmosphere being spread as early as 1905, by Anna Jarvis, as a way of recognizing the real value of motherhood.
B.But what's more,commercialism changes young people's attitude towards motherhood.
C.Obviously, the best girl will be a phone call or a visit.
D.According to a research by the US card company Hallmark, 96 percent of American consumers celebrate the holiday.
E.As a result,motherhood has suffered a huge drop in status since the 1950s.
F.In addition, women are being encouraged to pursue any career they desire.
Look on The Bright Side
Do you ever wish you were more optimistic, someone who always 51__________to be successful? Having someone around who always 52__________the worst isn't really a lot of 53__________. We all know someone who sees a single cloud on a sunny day and says ,"It looks 54__________rain. " But if you catch yourself thinking such things,it's important to do something 55__________it.You can change your view of life, 56__________to psychologists. It only takes a little effort ,and you'll find life more rewarding as a 57__________. Optimism, they say, is partly about self-respect and confidence,but it's also a more positive way of looking at life and all it has to 58__________ . Optimists are more 59__________to start new projects and are generally more prepared to take risks.
Upbringing is obviously very important in forming your 60__________to the world. Some people are brought up to 61__________too much on others and grow up forever blaming other people when anything 62__________wrong. Most optimists,on the 63 __________hand, have been brought up not to 64__________failure as the end of the world-they just 65__________with their lives.