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The Nobel Academy the last 8years, Sweden's Nobel Academy has decided who will receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, thereby determining who will be elevated from the great and the near great to the immortal. But today the Academy is coming under heavy criticism both from the without and from within. Critics contend that the selection of the winners often has less to do with true writing ability than with the peculiar internal politics of the Academy and of Sweden itself. According to Ingmar Bjorksten , the cultural editor one of the country's two major newspapers, the prize continues to represent "what people call a very Swedish exercise reflecting Swedish tastes." The Academy has defended itself against such charges of provincialism in its selection by asserting that its physical distance from the great literary capitals of the world actually serves to protect the Academy from outside influences. This may well be true, but critics respond that this very distance may also be responsible the Academy's inability to perceive accurately authentic trends in the literary world. Regardless of concerns over the selection process, however, it seems that the prize will continue to survive both as an indicator of the literature that we most highly praise, and as an elusive goal that writers seek. If no other reason, the prize will continue to be desirable the financial rewards that accompany it; not only is the cash prize itself considerable, but it also dramatically increases sales of an author's books. 6

这时小男孩弯下腰,拉起左边的裤管,露出用以撑双腿的金属架他抬头看看老板,轻声地说:“我自己也跑不快,这只小正好有个同病相怜的主人”Puppies sale A farmer had some puppies he needed to sell. He painted a sign advertising the pups and set about nailing it to a post on the edge of his yard. As he was driving the last nail into the post, he felt a tug on his overalls. He looked down into the eyes of a little boy.“Mister," he said, "I want to buy one of your puppies." "Well," said the farmer, as he rubbed the sweat off the back of his neck, "these puppies come from fine parents and cost a good deal of money."The boy dropped his head a moment. Then reaching deep into his pocket, he pulled out a handful of change and held it up to the farmer."I’ve got thirty-nine cents. Is that enough to take a look?" he said. "Sure," said the farmer.Out from the doghouse ran a female dog followed by four little balls of fur.The little boy pressed his face against the chain link fence.His eyes danced with delight.As the dogs made their way to the fence, the little boy noticed something else stirring inside the doghouse. Slowly another little ball appeared; this one noticeably smaller. Down the ramp it slid. Then in a somewhat awkward manner the little pup began hobbling toward the others, doing its best to catch up...."I want that one," the little boy said, pointing to the smaller dog.The farmer knelt down at the boy’s side and said, "Son, you don’t want that puppy. He will never be able to run and play with you like these other dogs would.With that the little boy reached down, and began rolling up one leg of his trousers.In doing so he revealed a steel brace running down both sides of his leg. Looking back up at the farmer, he said, "You see sir, I don’t run too well myself, and he will need someone who understands."The world is full of people who need someone who understands. 18

关于“日期” date 和“时间” time 的日常英语 -- :56:3 来源: 今天几号? What today date? Fill out the m. (请填这张表) What today date? (今天几号?) It the tenth. (今天号) What date is it today? What the date? What the date today? 8月日 It August thirteenth. *表示日期的时候在数字后面加th但是1号、号、3号分别是first、second、third It the thirteenth of August. 今天星期几? What day is it? *What today date? 表示问几号;What day is it? 表示问星期几 What day is it? (今天星期几?) It Friday. (星期五) 星期四 It Thursday. 现在几点? Do you have the time? *问时间时记住在time前加the What time is it now? Have you got the time? What time have you got? May I ask the time? (我可以问您现在几点吗?) Could you tell me what time is it now? (您能告诉我现在几点吗?) 快到中午了 It almost noon. *夜里零点是midnight 现在1点钟了 It one oclock. 1点5分 It a quarter to two. *a quarter 是四分之一的意思,在这儿是60分钟的四分之一的意思,即分钟另外,这里的to是表示“~前”的意思,即“差分点” It 1∶5.It one ty-five. It a quarter of two. It a quarter till two. 1点5分 It five after one. It five past one. It five minutes after one oclock. 指针正指到3点分 The clock says 3∶ (three fifteen). It 3∶.(现在3点分) My watch says 3∶. *watch“手表” 3点分 It a quarter after three. It a quarter past three. 差分点 It ten to two. It 1∶50 (one fifty). 9点半 It nine thirty. It half past nine. 有关时间 那只表慢5分钟 The clock is five minutes slow. The clock is five minutes slow. (那只表慢5分钟) Thanks telling me. (谢谢你告诉我) The clock is five minutes behind. The clock is five minutes fast. (那表快5分钟) 该走了 Well, time to go. Well, it time to leave now. 大约什么时候? About when? 大约几点? About what time? 还来得及吗? How the time? *这句是用于某活动过程中询问“时间怎么样?来得及吗?” How are we doing time? What the time like? (时间怎么样?) 我没有时间 I have no time. Im really busy now. (我现在真的很忙) I dont have time. I havent got time. I dont have any time. 你得再等5天 You must wait five more days. Five more days to go. (再等5天吧) Only five days left. (只剩下5天了) 怎么花那么长时间? What is taking so long? Why is it so time-consuming? 白白浪费了一整天 I wasted a whole day. I wasted my whole day (away). 到时间了 Time has come. 时间就是金钱 Time is money. *表示“时间宝贵”的谚语 Time is golden. Time is precious. 我看了两个小时的电视以打发时间 I killed two hours watching TV. 没有时间了 Time is up. There no time left. 你有空闲的时间吗? Do you have some free time? Are you free now? Are you available now? 我看时间差不多了 It about time. *about time 表示“终于”、“觉得差不多了” 电脑能帮我们省时间 Computers save us time. Computers are efficient. 日常英语 英语口语

我知道我这样做很不理智, 但我还是直奔县城, 在那里买了一本皮面袖珍词典和一金笔我向父亲的遗体告别时把词典和笔放在父亲的那双大手里, 那双手曾经是那样温暖, 那双手曾经让他生活得很美满, 但却从来没有学会写字My Father’s Hands His hands were rough and exceedingly1) strong. He could gently prune) a fruit tree or firmly ease a stubborn horse into a harness. What I remember most is the special warmth from those hands as he would take me by the shoulder and point out the glittering swoop of a blue hawk, or a rabbit asleep in its lair. They were good hands that served him well and failed him in only one thing. They never learned to write. My father was illiterate. The number of illiterates3) in our country has steadily declined, but if there were only one I would be saddened), remembering my father and the pain he endured because his hands never learned to write. He started school in the first grade, where the remedy a wrong answer was ten rule r strokes across a stretched palm. some reason, shapes, figures and letters just did not fall into the rig ht pattern inside his six-year-old mind. His father took him out of school after several months and set him to a man’s job on the farm. Years later, his wife, with her fourth-grade education, would try to teach him to . And still later I would grasp his big fist between my small hands and awkwardly help him to trace the letters of his name. He submitted5) to the ordeal a short time, but soon grew restless and would declare that he had had enough. One night, when he thought no one saw, he slipped away with my second grade er and labored over the words until they became too difficult. He pressed his ehead into the pages and wept. Thereafter, no amount of persuading could bring him to sit with pen and paper. He did still like to listen to my mother, and then to me, to him. He especially enjoyed listening to us to him from the Bible. My father was ced to let the bank take possession of most of the acreage6) of his farmland one year when a crop failure meant he couldn’t make the mortgage7) payment. He was able to keep one acre of the farmland where the small farm house was located. From the farm to road building and later to factory work, his hands served him well. His mind was keen, and his will to work was unsurpassed. His enthusiasm and efficiency brought an offer to become a line boss--until he was handed the qualification test. Years later, when Mother died, I tried to get him to come and live with my family, but he insisted on staying in the small house with the garden plot and a few farm animals close by. His health began to fail, and he was in and out of the hospital with two mild heart attacks. Old Doc Green saw him weekly and gave him medication, including nitroglycerin8) tablets to put under h is tongue should he feel an attack coming on. My last fond memory of Dad was watching as he walked across the brow of a hillside meadow with those big warm hands resting on the shoulders of my two children. He stopped to point out a pond where he and I had fished years bee. The night, my family an d I flew back to our own home. Three weeks later Dad was dead because of a heart attack. I returned to my father’s home the funeral. Doc Green told me how sorry he was. In fact, he was bothered a bit, because he had just written Dad a new prescription, and the druggist9) had filled it. Yet the bottle of pills had not been found on Dad’s person. Doc Green felt that a pill might have kept him alive long enough to summon help. I went out to Dad’s garden plot where a neighbor had found him. In grief, I stooped to t race my fingers in the earth where he had reached the end of his life. My hand came to rest on a half-buried brick, which I aimlessly lifted. I noticed underneath it the twisted and battered, yet unbroken, container that had been beaten into the soft earth. As I held the container of pills, the scene of Dad struggling to remove the cap and in desperation trying to break it with the brick flashed painfully bee my eyes. With deep anguish I knew why those big hands had lost in their struggle with death. there, imprinted on the cap, were the words:“Child-proof cap--Push down and twist to unlock. ”The druggist later confirmed that he had just started using the new safety caps. I knew it was not a rational act, but I went right downtown and bought a leather-bound pocket dictionary and a gold pen set. I bade Dad good-bye by placing them in those big hands, once so warm, which had lived so well, but had never learned to write. □by Calvin R. Worthington 18

TourismRailroads, ships, buses, and airplaneshave made travel easier, faster, and cheaper;and the number of people who can spare the time and the moneyto take trips has grown enormously.It is not reserved to a lucky few, nowadays,to admire Inca temples, French castles,and Australian kangaroos.Millions of people do each year.But instead of being called travelers,they are known as touristsand they are seen all over the world —floating down the Amazon, cruising to Alaska,flying from Timbuktu to Easter Island,and taking pictures of Norwegian churches and Pakistani costumes.Surely this represents great progress.It is just and good that most of the peoplewho dream of seeing the Parthenon should have a chance to do so.It is satisfying to know that remote ruinsare not gotten in deep ests,to be seen only a few explorers at the risk of their lives.It is excellent that people of different countiesshould meet and talk to each other.But is it really?Is it really desirable to have the most remote beach,the most hidden temple exposed to human curiosityand at the same time to the litter and graffitithat humanity leaves in its path?Would it be better to leave such treasures to the local population,which perhaps doesn?t pay any attention to them?The saddest aspect of tourism has been brought recentlyto the attention of the publicit seems that the great number of visitorsis destroying the treasures that they enjoy most.Under millions of feet,ancient stones wear out,ancient floors break down.Parts of the palace of Versaillesmay have to be closed to the publicin order to preserve them,and some European caves,famous their thirty-thousand-year-old paintings,have aly been closedbecause the paintings were damaged by human respiration.There may come a time when only specialists in art, history,or archaeology will be allowed near the treasures of the past.Perhaps we’d better hurry to see them;perhaps we’d better take a tour soon. 501

品牌英语口语00句():我吓呆了 --9 :5: 来源: 每天背句,你能坚持多久?1. I was scared stiff.我吓呆了#9658;scare stiff 使...极其害怕,使...非常紧张e.g. Spiders scare me stiff. 蜘蛛把我吓坏了. The police manhandled some of the demonstrators.警察带走了一些示威者3. The dollar took a nosedive.美元大跌. You’re so transparent.你太不会撒谎了5. She’s nobody’s poodle.她主意很正6. He’s fallen on evil days.他现在落魄了#9658;evil days 苦难的岁月,黑暗的日子7. You’ll be in breach of the regulations.那样你就犯规了#9658;in breach of 违反…,破坏…e.g. Your company is in breach of the contract. 你们公司违反了合同8. That’s a tall story.太夸张了吧#9658;tall story 荒诞无稽的故事,令人难以相信的故事也可用tall tale9. He’s a rich man by his own .他自称是个有钱人#9658;by one own 据某人自己说. Now youre listless, ah?现在你怎么蔫儿了? 口语

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