重庆快乐十分

英语课文

全新版大学英语综合教程考试必考段落

Unit1

重庆快乐十分One way of summarizing the American position is to state that we value originality and independence more than the Chinese do. The contrast between our two cultures can also be seen in terms of the fears we both harbor. Chinese teachers are fearful that if skills are not acquired early, they may never be acquired; there is, on the other hand, no comparable hurry to promote creativity.

American educators fear that unless creativity has been acquired early, it may never emerge; on the other hand, skills can be picked up later。

However, I do not want to overstate my case. There is enormous creativity to be found in Chinese scientific, technological and artistic innovations past and present. And there is a danger of exaggerating creative breakthroughs in the West. When any innovation is examined closely, its reliance on previous achievements is all too apparent (the “Standing on the shoulders of giants” phenomenon).

But assuming that the contrast I have developed is valid, and that the fostering of skills and creativity are both worthwhile goals, the important question becomes this: Can we gather, from the Chinese and American extremes, a superior way to approach education, perhaps striking a better balance between the poles of creativity and basic skills?

Unit2

Yet I feel nothing more than a passing whim to attain the material things so many other people have。 My 1999 car shows the wear and tear of 105,000 miles。 But it is still dependable。 My apartment is modest, but quiet and relaxing。 My clothes are well suited to my work, which is primarily outdoors。 My minimal computer needs can be met at the library。

重庆快乐十分In spite of what I don’t have, I don’t feel poor. Why? I’ve enjoyed exceptionally good health for 53 years. It’s not just that I’ve been illness-free, it’s that I feel vigorous and spirited. Exercising is actually fun for me. I look forward to long, energizing walks. And I love the “can do” attitude that follows.

I also cherish the gift of creativity. When I write a beautiful line of poetry, or fabricate a joke that tickles someone, I feel rich inside. I’m continually surprised at the insights that come through my writing process. And talking with so many interesting writer friends is one of my main sources of enjoyment.

Unit4

I’d never realized how important daily routine is: dressing for work, sleeping normal hours. I’d never thought I relied so much on co-workers for company. I began to understand why long-term unemployment can be so damaging, why life without an externally supported daily plan can lead to higher rates of drug abuse, crime, suicide.

To restore balance to my life, I force myself back into the real world. I call people, arrange to meet with the few remaining friends who haven’t fled New York City. I try to at least get to the gym, so as to set apart the weekend from the rest of my week. I arrange interviews for stories, doctor’s appointments —anything to get me out of the house and connected with others.

But sometimes being face to face is too much。 I see a friend and her ringing laughter is intolerable — the noise of conversation in the restaurant, unbearable。 I make my excuses and flee。 I re-enter my apartment and run to the computer as though it were a place of safety。

I click on the modem, the once-annoying sound of the connection now as pleasant as my favorite

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