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看啥啥输:卡梅伦被骂奥运扫帚星

 

0806 - e-pie - 英语练功房

  

 

如果环法自行车赛冠军布拉德利?威金斯在争夺男子公路自行车个人计时赛的赛场上,紧张地环顾人群,看首相卡梅伦有没有来观战,那我们一定要原谅他,因为卡梅伦首相已开始被誉为奥运会扫帚星。

When Bradley Wiggins goes for gold tomorrow afternoon in the men's cycling time trial the Tour de France champion could be forgiven for checking the crowd nervously for the face of the prime minister, _______ is starting to get a reputation as a bit of a jinx

 

截至目前,威金斯的队友马克?卡文迪什和奥运明星汤姆?戴利也因为卡梅伦诅咒没能摘得奖牌。

So far both Wiggins' cycling colleague Mark Cavendish and Olympic poster boy Tom Daley have been denied medals by what has been dubbed the "Curse of Cameron"

 

卡梅伦观看了卡文迪什的比赛,但卡文迪什没能如众人希望的那样为英国队摘得本届奥运会的第一枚金牌。

The prime minister was present at the trackside when Cavendish failed to win Team GB's first Gold of the Games _______ expected

 

戴利和搭档彼得?沃特菲尔德在双人跳水比赛中屈居第四,当时卡梅伦也在一旁观战。

And he was in the stands when Daley and his partner Peter Waterfield came an agonising fourth in the synchronized diving

 

卡梅伦诅咒不仅限于奥运赛场。几周前,卡梅伦在温布尔登球场观战时,安迪-穆雷输掉和对阵罗杰-费德勒的比赛。

The curse is not restricted to the Olympics. A few weeks ago Cameron was at Wimbledon to see Andy Murray let slip a lead against Roger Federer in the tennis

 

英国男子体操队很幸运。卡梅伦没有前往北格林威治体育场观战,因此他们拿下了一百年来英国队在该项目的首枚奖牌。

Fortunately for Britain's male gymnasts however the prime minister stayed away from the North Greenwich Arena last night _______ they won the country's first medal in the event for 100 years

 

但有人怀疑,在英国队的银牌被降为铜牌后,卡梅伦在门口偷瞄了几眼。

Although suspicions were raised that Cameron had peeked his head round the door after the team's medal was downgraded from silver to bronze

 

英国沙滩排球队也许也紧张起来了,因为沙滩排球赛在皇家骑兵卫队阅兵场举行,临近卡梅伦在唐宁街的官邸。

Nerves may also be frayed in the Team GB beach volleyball camp, as the event is taking place in Horse Guards Parade next door_______  Cameron's Downing Street home

 

昨天,英国政府在追问下承认卡梅伦可能会去悄悄看一下比赛。

Yesterday, when _______[ask] , No.10 admitted that Cameron probably "had a peek" at the event

 

这些英国的种子选手就祈祷比赛时卡梅伦被隔在窗帘外面吧。

The British hopefuls must be crossing their fingers that the curtains _______[draw] during their matches

 

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Topic 17   Relationship Between Major and Future Job

   It’s a ________ fact that there isn’t necessary relationship between one’s major and ________ job duties for majority of people.  Many people condemn this on ________ education system  and some even complain that  textbooks are useless.

    This phenomenon exists for a number of reasons.  First of all, It’s a common sense that there always exists a ________  between theory and practice.  This gap needs to be ________  by continuous ________ of  similarities and differences  between these two factors  and ________ corresponding modification.  Secondly, due to the rapid development of technology,  the knowledge from textbooks  becomes behind the times soon.  And it will lead to the ________ between what one has acquired in college education and what he does at work.  

    From my point of view, when faced with the disassociation, one should ________ himself to working environment as soon as possible by adjusting his own information system.  What’s more important, life-long learning is ________ to one’s career success.  Even after one reached the required levels from college education curriculum, pursuit of knowledge should never be ________.  Last but not least  we should bear this firmly in mind that  one’s ability is valued much more  than one’s academic degree.  

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Social change is more likely to occur in societies where there is a mixture of different kinds of people than in societies where people are similar in many ways. The simple reason for this is that there are more different ways of looking at things present in the first kind of society. There are more ideas, more  interest, and more groups and organizations with different beliefs. In addition, there is usually a greater worldly interest and greater tolerance in mixed societies. All these factors tend to promote social change by opening more areas of life to decision. In a society where people are quite similar in many ways, there are fewer occasions for people to see the need or the opportunity for change because everything seems to be the same. And although conditions may not be satisfactory, they are at least customary and undisputed.
   Within a society, social change is also likely to occur more frequently and more readily in the material aspects of the culture than in the non-material, for example, in technology rather than in values; in what has been learned later in life rather than what was learned early; in the less basic and less emotional aspects of society than in their opposite; in the simple elements rather than in the complex ones; in form rather than in substance; and in elements that are acceptable to the culture rather than in strange elements.
   Furthermore, social change is easier if it is gradual. For example, it comes more readily in human relations on a continuous scale rather than one with violent changes. This is one reason why change has not come more quickly to Black Americans as compared to other American minorities, because of the sharp difference in appearance between them and their white counterparts.

1.The following factors tend to promote social change except ____.
A) different kinds of people
B) different points of view
C) different interests
D) different conditions

2.The expression “greater tolerance” refers to “____”.
A) more respect for different beliefs and behaviors
B) quicker adaptation to changing circumstances
C) greater willingness to change
D) greater readiness to agree to different opinions and ideas

3. According to the passage, which of the following is TRUE within a society?
A) Social change is less likely to occur in technology than in values.
B) What people learned in their early times tends to change quickly.
C) The basic and emotional aspects of society tend to slow down social change.
D) Strange elements are likely to quicken social change.

4. Social change is easier if it takes place ____.
A) step by step
B) among Black Americans
C) between Black Americans and their white counterparts
D) between Black Americans and other Americans minorities

5.The passage mainly discusses ____.
A) the necessity of social change.
B) certain factors that determine the ease with which social change occurs.
C) the way to slow down social change.
D) how to promote social change.

 

 

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答案与解析:

 


1. D
细节题。一误三正,通过题干回到文章中找相对应的句子,便可以得知答案。根据短文得知,除了不同的条件,以下三个因素都可以促进社会变革。见文章中第一段All these factors tend to promote social change by opening more areas of life to decision. 可以判断促使社会变革的因素出现在该句子前面:Social change is more likely to occur in societies where there is a mixture of different kinds of people(答案A than in societies where people are similar in many ways. The simple reason for this is that there are more different ways of looking at things present in the first kind of society. There are more ideas, more disagreements in interest (答案C), and more groups and organizations with different beliefs (答案B). In addition, there is usually a greater worldly interest and greater tolerance in mixed societies. 这里提到了different kinds of people(答案A),different beliefs(答案B)more disagreements in interest (答案C),所以答案为D

2. A 词义题。通过上下文可以得知答案。根据短文得知,greater tolerance指的是对不同的信仰和行为的尊重。见文章中的tolerance一词,该词常用来表示忍受,容忍,结合上文:There are more ideas, more disagreements in interest, and more groups and organizations with different beliefs. In addition, there is usually a greater worldly interest and greater tolerance in mixed societies,此处的tolerance指的是对more ideas, more disagreements in interest, and more groups and organizations with different beliefs的容忍,即尊重,所以答案为A

3. C 细节题。一正三误,通过选项回到文章里找相对应的句子,便可以得知答案。
根据短文得知,在社会内部,技术方面的变化比价值方面的变化更有可能发生。见文章第二段:Within a society, social change is also likely to occur more frequently and more readily in the material aspects of the culture than in the non-material, for example, in technology rather than in values(答案A不对); in what has been learned later in life rather than what was learned early(答案B不对); in the less basic and less emotional aspects of society than in their opposite(答案C对); in the simple elements rather than in the complex ones; in form rather than in substance; and in elements that are acceptable to the culture rather than in strange elements(答案D不对)。所以答案为C

4. A 词义题。通过对gradual的理解,便可以得知答案。根据短文得知,社会变革如果一步一步进行的话,则容易一些。见文章第三段第一句social change is easier if it is gradual. gradualstep by step近义。所以答案为A

5. B 主旨大意题。通过文章的主题句以及各段落的主题句可以得知答案。根据短文得知,文章主要讨论有些因素决定了社会变革的产生。见文章每一段的主题句(Para.1Social change is more likely to occur in societies where there is a mixture of different kinds of people than in societies where people are similar in many ways. (Para.2) Within a society, social change is also likely to occur more frequently and more readily in....(Para. 3) Furthermore, social change is easier if it is gradual,每个主题句里都含有social change,所以答案为B

 

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