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A man was going to the house of some rich person. As he went along the road, he saw a box of good apples at the side of the road. He said, "I do not want to eat those apples; for the rich man will give me much food; he will give me very nice food to eat." Then he took the apples and threw them away into the dust. He went on and came to a river. The river had become very big; so he could not go over it. He waited for some time; then he said, "I cannot go to the rich man's house today, for I cannot get over the river." He began to go home. He had eaten no food that day. He began to want food. He came to the apples, and he was glad to take them out of the dust and eat them. Do not throw good things away; you may be glad to have them at some other time.
【译文】 一个人正朝着一个富人的房子走去，当他沿着路走时，在路的一边他发现一箱好苹果，他说：“我不计划吃那些苹果，因为富人会给我更多的食物，他会给我特别好吃的东西。”接着他拿起苹果，一把扔到土里去。 他继续走，来到河边，河涨水了，因此，他到不了河对岸，他等了一会儿，接着他说：“今天我去不了富人家了，因为我不能度过河。” 他开始回家，那天他没有吃东西。他就开始去找吃的，他找到苹果，特别开心地把它们从尘土中翻出来吃了。 不要把好东西扔掉，换个时候你会觉得它们大有效果处。
Fox and cock One morning a fox sees a cock.He think,"This is my
breakfast.'' He comes up to the cock and says,"I know you can sing very well.Can you sing for me?''The cock is glad.He closes his eyes and begins to sing.The fox sees that and caches him in his mouth and carries him away. The people in the field see the fox.They cry,"Look,look!The fox is carrying the cock away.''The cock says to the fox,"Mr Fox,do you
understand?The people say you are carrying their cock away.Tell them it is yours.Not theirs.'' The fox opens his mouth ang says,"The cock is mine,not yours.''Just then the cock runs away from the fox and flies into the tree.
狐狸和公鸡 一天早上，一只狐狸看到了一侄耀鸡。他想：这是我的早餐。 他朝公鸡走来，对他说：“我知道，你能唱得很好听，你能唱给我听么？”公鸡特别开心。他闭上眼睛开始唱歌。狐狸看到这些抓住它放到自己的嘴里走了。 在田地里的人们看到了狐狸。大喊大叫：“看，看！狐狸抓住公鸡逃走了。”公鸡对狐狸说：“狐狸先生，你能理解么？人们认为你叼走了公鸡。告诉他们这是你的，不是他们的。” 狐狸张开她的嘴说：“公鸡是我的，不是你们的。”就在那时，。公鸡跑到了树底下。
给你三篇,你选一篇吧. The Old Cat An old woman had a cat. The cat was very old; she could not run quickly, and she could not bite, because she was so old. One day the old cat saw a mouse; she jumped and caught the mouse. But she could not bite it; so the mouse got out of her mouth and ran away, because the cat could not bite it. Then the old woman became very angry
because the cat had not killed the mouse. She began to hit the cat. The cat said, "Do not hit your old servant. I have worked for you for many years, and I would work for you still, but I am too old. Do not be unkind to the old, but remember what good work the old did when they were young."
【译文】 老猫 一位老妇有只猫，这只猫特别老，它跑不快了，也咬不了东西，因为它年纪太大了。一天，老猫发现一只老鼠，它跳过去抓这只老鼠，然而，它咬不住这只老鼠。因此，老鼠从它的嘴边溜掉了，因为老猫咬不了它。 于是，老妇特别生气，因为老猫没有把老鼠咬死。她开始打这只猫，猫说：“不要打你的老仆人，我已经为你服务了特别多年，还而且愿意为你效劳，但是，我实在太老了，对年纪大的不要这么无情，要记住老年人在年青时所做过的有益的事情。”
A man was going to the house of some rich person. As he went along the road, he saw a box of good apples at the side of the road. He said, "I do not want to eat those apples; for the rich man will give me much food; he will give me very nice food to eat." Then he took the apples and threw them away into the dust. He went on and came to a river. The river had become very big; so he could not go over it. He waited for some time; then he said, "I cannot go to the rich man's house today, for I cannot get over the river." He began to go home. He had eaten no food that day. He began to want food. He came to the apples, and he was glad to take them out of the dust and eat them. Do not throw good things away; you may be glad to have them at some other time. 【译文】 一个人正朝着一个富人的房子走去，当他沿着路走时，在路的一边他发现一箱好苹果，他说：“我不计划吃那些苹果，因为富人会给我更多的食物，他会给我特别好吃的东西。”接着他拿起苹果，一把扔到土里去。 他继续走，来到河边，河涨水了，因此，他到不了河对岸，他等了一会儿，接着他说：“今天我去不了富人家了，因为我不能度过河。” 他开始回家，那天他没有吃东西。他就开始去找吃的，他找到苹果，特别开心地把它们从尘土中翻出来吃了。 不要把好东西扔掉，换个时候你会觉得它们大有效果处。 The City Mouse and the Country Mouse Once there were two mice. They were friends. One mouse lived in the country; the other mouse lived in the city. After many years the Country mouse saw the City mouse; he said, "Do come and see me at my house in the country." So the City mouse went. The City mouse said, "This food is not good, and your house is not good. Why do you live in a hole in the field? You should come and live in the city. You would live in a nice house made of stone. You would have nice food to eat. You must come and see me at my house in the city." The Country mouse went to the house of the City mouse. It was a very good house. Nice food was set ready for them to eat. But just as they began to eat they heard a great noise. The City mouse cried, " Run! Run! The cat is coming!" They ran away quickly and hid. After some time they came out. When they came out, the Country mouse said, "I do not like living in the city. I like living in my hole in the field. For it is nicer to be poor and happy, than to be rich and afraid." 【译文】 城里老鼠和乡下老鼠 从前，有两只老鼠，它们是好好友。一只老鼠居住在乡村，另一只住在城里。特别多年以后，乡下老鼠碰到城里老鼠，它说：“你一定要来我乡下的家瞧瞧。”于
是，城里老鼠就去了。乡下老鼠领着它到了一块田地上它自己的家里。它把全部最精美食物都找出来给城里老鼠。城里老鼠说：“这东西不好吃，你的家也不好，你为啥住在田野的地洞里呢？你应该搬到城里去住，你能住上用石头造的漂亮房子，而且会吃上美味佳肴，你应该到我城里的家瞧瞧。” 乡下老鼠就到城里老鼠的家去。房子十分漂亮，好吃的东西也为他们摆好了。可是正当他们要开始吃的时候，听见特别大的一阵响声，城里的老鼠叫喊起来：“快跑！快跑！猫来了！”他们飞快地跑开躲藏起来。 过了一会儿，他们出来了。当他们出来时，乡下老鼠说：“我不喜欢住在城里，我喜欢住在田野我的洞里。因为这样虽然苹穷但是快乐自在，比起虽然富有却要过着提心吊胆的生活来说，要好些。”
Our English Teacher
Do you know our English teacher? Look! There is a young man standing over there. He isn't tall, and looks very thin. Who is he? He is our English teacher. His name is Sun Feng.
Our teacher is strict not only with himself but also with us. We all like him, because he is a good teacher and often helps us with our English.
My classmate Wang Haiyan was not good at Eng-lish at first. He often thought: “My English is poor, what can I do?” Mr Sun knew it and said to him: “Don't be disappointed, keep up with your classmates! I believe, you can. ” With the help of our teacher, he decided to catch up with his classmates. So he began to put his heart into English and did better in English. At last, he took part in the English contest and got a prize.
Our English teacher works hard and he is as busy as a bee. He often prepares lessons and studies until late at night. In Grade three, we often have tests and have more English homework. Mr Sun always goes over it carefully.
Mr Sun gets on well with us. He likes singing very much. One day before classes began, he said to us: “Now, let me teach you an English song. ”
We all like our English teacher. He is not only teacher but also our good friend. Don't you think so?
Zheng leaps into history
In the winter of 1953, a powerful jump from a Chinese woman attracted world attention.
Twenty-year-old Chinese athlete Zheng Fengrong shattered the women's high jump world record with a leap of 1.77 metres in a Beijing athletic meet on November 17, 1957.
The new record, the first women's world record for the People's Republic of China, was one centimetre higher than the old mark held by American Mildred McDaniel .
The jump also made Zheng the first Asian athlete to break a world track and field record since 1936.
The record jump, although by a tiny margin, was described by the foreign media as “an explosive jump” because it generated China's first athletic world record.
Dubbed “ a spring swallow (燕子) awakening (唤醒了)Chinese sports, ” Zheng sent a message to the world that China was Nolonger the “sick man of the East. ”
Born in the spring city of Jinan, Shandong Province, Zheng, who stands at 1.70 metres, has a good physique and a skillful scissor----sharp jump which was seldom seen among top jumpers in the world.
She once leapt 1.78 metres, a national record in 1963.
She claimed a well-merited place in sporting history when her achievement was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records (吉尼斯世界纪录) .
Due to her contribution (贡献) to athletics, Zheng was awarded a series of honours. She was named among the nation's greatest athletes (运动员) in 1984.
Rong is first world champion
When China was hungry for their first world title to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China table tennis player Rong Guotuan made their dream come true.
Rong became New China's first world champion after he won the men's singles title at the 25th World Table Tennis Championships, in former West Germany on April 5, 1959.
Before the championships, the team had pinned their gold hopes on the men's team. But their dream of a world team title was destroyed by the Hungarian team in the semifinal match, losing three games to five.
After a chain of (一系列) unexpected defeats to Chinese favoured for the title, Rong carried the heavy hopes to make a breakthrough.
Rong's rival in the final was top Hungarian paddler Ferenc Sido.
Rong was seen as an underdog for the title as he had just lost to Sido in the team contest. Even the victory flowers were being prepared for Sido.
But much to the surprise of the 8000-member audience, Rong won three straight sets with a big margin 21-12, 21-15, and 21-14 after losing the first set 19-21. Until that very moment, Rong realized the promise he made one year ago, that was to win a world championship for his motherland.
Two years later at the 26th championship for his motherland.
Two years later at the 26th championships in Beijing, Rong led the Chinese men to win the team title.
After becoming the coach(教练) of the Chinese women's team, Rong led the team to the winners' podium at the 28th championships(锦标赛)in 1965.
the black American civil rights movement
爱上……fall in love with
林肯纪念馆the Lincoln Memorial
诺贝尔和平奖the Nobel Peace Prize
被暗杀to be assassinated
19世纪末at the end of 19th century
信任to believe in
陷入困境to be in trouble
被怀念to be remembered
中学毕业to finish one's middle school
过着简朴的生活to live a simple life
科学研究the study of science
诺贝尔物理奖the Nobel Prize for physics
成功地干to succeed in
考入巴黎大学to enter Paris University
出生于to be born
靠……为生to make a living by doing
充分利 to make full use of
闻名于to become well-known to
被认为to be regarded as
A man is known by the company he keeps they say. If it is so,then everyone is bound to have their baggage of loneliness with them as companions. Loneliness is not something that doesn't exist at all with any human being on earth. Every human being feels lonely in his life at some point or other. It's but natural to have such feeling, because that's what makes us all human and that is why we are as we are now.
If we shed some light on why we feel aloof or lonely at times, we would be very much astonished or even probably surprised by the results. We ourselves are responsible for our selfdefined gloominess. This is because at times we really feel that we are uncared for or feel someone doesn't understand us.
Sometimes we over analyze real life situations and have this growing sense of self pity inside us. This feeling always gives us thoughts which picturise us always receiving the wrong end of the stick in life.The truth might not always be true if we touch our heart and see. Its just that our expectations in life and from people around us or circumstances that we are facing,have got the better of us. Expectation is the silent killer which murders millions of mushy and time tested relationships. If there would have been no expectations from anyone, the world would have been a much better place to be. If there would have been no expectations,not many people would have had an aching heart and a life long grouse against there would have been better haves.If it wouldn't have been for ueasonable expectations not many couples would have divorced each other.
How to come out of expectations them? Good question. The answer is when you give something, don't expect anything in return. When our mother gave birth to us, she never expected that we will give birth to her.She has just fulfilled her desire to raise a family and live for them. In the same way, let our actions make us live for our self and let not expectation screw up the major portion of your lives. Let us have the freedom and will power to express our love, affection and longingness for people whenever we feel. Let us not restrict our freedom of expression just because he or she is not responding the way we want them to.
Well all in all a little bit of loneliness is good for a self-analysis to keep a check over your actions. Introspection always makes you communicate with the inner self, but too much of introspection can make you scale the altitude of self pity. So show restrain at the right time.
Skinny jeans are awesome. They’re the ultimate pants for fashion lovers.
They suit all body types because they flatter even the most flawed bottom-half. That’s because they can elongate and slim the leg, and make one’s butt look like an apple.
They’re also very adaptable, providing a neutral base upon which people can build an outfit. They tuck into boots easily, and look equally good with heels.
However, recently there’s a public crossfire in the US about whether it’s a good idea to wear these sorts of jeans, or if its better we discard pants that are just too tight.
There are plenty of horror stories associated with skinny jeans. They range from falling over and not being able to get up again because of how tight the jeans are, to experiencing numbness in the thighs.
A latest Wall Street Journal article goes further, pointing out some scary health risks of our favorite skinny jeans.
The article listed several symptoms of “skinny jean syndrome” including lower back pain, and in cases where the waistband is extremely tight, digestive issues and blood clots. 这篇文章中列举出一些“紧身牛仔综合征”的症状，包括腰痛症状，以及一些由于（牛仔裤）腰部过紧而导致的消化系统问题及血液凝块现象。
Friction caused by overly tight pants may lead to bladder infections.
Plus, it causes nerve compression. A very tight pant leg can pinch a sensitive nerve in your upper thigh. And it stirs terrible burning and pain.
Finally, a strange kind of disfigurement can occur when too-tight jeans force fatty tissue into areas above the knee. This causes horizontal lesions to appear around the thighs. They’ll end up looking like thigh donuts that are ugly.
Would you like to become a fashion victim? Or will you opt to upsize your skinny pants a bit?
Killer heels and belts 高跟鞋和腰带也暗藏杀机
Tight jeans aren’t the only fashion item on trial. The Wall Street Journal identified other trendy closet items with a dark side.
High heels: result in nerve and bone damage, and ankle sprains.
Earrings: produce itchy red rashes and promote infection.
Tight belts: reduce oxygen intake, leading to light-headedness.
Shirt collars and neckties: can cut off circulation to the brain, producing headaches, blurry vision and ringing ears, if you wear them too tight.
In a speech to mark the 60th anniversary of her accession to the throne, she also paid a rare public tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh, her “constant strength and guide”. Speaking in Westminster Hall, the oldest part of the Palace of Westminster, the Queen said the setting was a reminder of Britain’s history and “national story”.
To mark her Diamond Jubilee, MPs and peers have paid for a new stained-glasswindow for the 900-year-old hall, comprising her coat of arms.
“I have been privileged to witness some of that history and, with the support of my family, rededicate myself to the service of our great country and its people now and in the ye
ars to come.” Her words were widely interpreted as a signal of the 85 year-old’s determination to remain on the throne for the rest of her life.
As the Queen pointed out, she is only the second monarchto celebrate a Diamo(转 载于:wWw.zhAoQT.neT 蒲公 英文摘:名人英语小短文)nd Jubilee. Queen Victoria reigned for 63 years, the longest-serving monarch.
Members of the Royal family have said that the Duke’s unwaveringsupport has been essential to the Queen’s reign, but the couple themselves discuss their union only rarely. The Queen yesterday broke that habit with a warm joke about her husband’s irasciblepublic persona.
The Queen’s speeches to Parliament are usually written by the Government, but yesterday’s address was personal, and included gentle jokes about the many politicians she had seen come and go.
“As today, it was my privilege to address you during my Silver and Golden Jubilees. Many of you were present 10 years ago and some of you will recall the occasion in 1977,” she said.
Smiling, she added: “Since my accession, I have been a regular visitor to the Palace of Westminster and, at the last count, have had the pleasurable duty of treating with 12 prime ministers.”
Laughter spread through the hall as her audience realised that her choice of the word “pleasurable” may not have been altogether serious.
Whether you are young or young at heart, it is never too late to change — or incorporate some new (and better) practices into your daily life. Here are 10 wise lessons that I wish I knew when I was younger:
1. Don’t worry about what other people think of you.
I used to worry too much what others thought of me, of my decisions and of my actions. Eventually, I came to realize that if you’re wasting too much time seeking validation, respect or approval from others, then you won’t have time to accomplish all that you desire. Everyone has an opinion, but in reality other’s opinions of you are based more on their history and perceptions than anything you’re actually doing.
2. Today is what’s important.
Enjoy every moment of today, because you are not guaranteed a tomorrow. Don’t put off your dreams. Don’t wait to do, try, enjoy all of those “someday” items. If it’s important to you, then DO IT TODAY. Pay attention to what is happening now, to the people around you, to the task at hand and to all of the choices you make today, big and small. 享受今天的每分每秒，因为你无法保证明天就一定会到来。不要拖延自己的梦想，别等到“将来某一天”再去做，去尝试，去享受。如果真的很重要，那就只争朝夕今天就做！关注正在发生的事情，身边的人，手上的工作，关注今天做出的选择，无论大小。
3. Let it go.
What happened yesterday is over. Those unmet expectations, difficult situations, failures and conflicts are in the past. You can’t change it, so let it go. Don’t waste your energy dwelling on anger, resentment or disappointment. It only keeps you stuck in the past and holds you back from moving forward in your life.
4. It’s called work for a reason.
Success at anything takes work. When you hear about an overnight success story, don’t forget about all of the work that came before. You may have to do work you do not enjoy and trudge through the trenches of planning, building, refining, moving up, out, over and redefining before you get to the place where success clicks. Keep going.