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Power of books illuminates hidden beauty of life

阅读碎片化时代如何读书?

 

导读:日前,华中科技大学的校长“根叔”邀请了一位普通的宿舍管理员为学生们举行了一场别开生面的讲座。这位宿管阿姨的读书习惯鼓舞了很多人。书籍是人类进步的阶梯。今天,你读书了吗?

读书点亮生活,华中科大的宿舍管理员周凤琴深刻地体会到了这点。日前,这位普通的宿管阿姨就以个人读书经历为学生们带来一场讲座。

  

Zhou Fengqin became a campus celebrity recently. The 57-year-old dormitory supervisor was invited by Li Peigen, president of Wuhan-based Huazhong University of Science and Technology, as a special lecturer on reading for students, _______ World Book and Copyright Day approached on April 23.

周凤琴最近成了校园名人。在423世界图书与版权日来临之际,这位57岁的宿舍管理员受华中科技大学校长李培根的邀请,作为一位特殊的演讲人为同学们献上了一场关于读书的讲座。

 

During her 10 years of service, Zhou has read hundreds of books from the university library by borrowing students’ library cards.

在她工作的十年时间里,周凤琴借来一些同学的借书卡,从校图书馆借阅了几百本书。

Reading is such a blessing; cherish it because you are lucky to have such top-class facilities on campus,” Zhou told the students.

读书是福气,要珍惜你现在有幸拥有的这些一流的校内设施。”周凤琴对学生们说。

But experts see problems in the reading habits of students, warning that they are reading_______ a fragmented, pragmatic and insufficient manner, which undermines their ability to think, comprehend and analyze.

而针对学生的读书习惯,专家们也发现了一些问题。他们提醒道,学生们现在阅读量太少,阅读习惯碎片化、功利化,这削弱了得他们的思考以及解析能力。

Scholars therefore suggest immersive reading as a way to improve the personal cultivation of students and their aesthetic taste.

因此,有学者建议采取沉浸式阅读,以此来提高学生们的个人修养与审美品位。

Insufficient and fragmented

阅读量不足且阅读碎片化

The interest of college students in reading books has been eroded by the Internet.

网络侵蚀了大学生们的读书兴趣。

According to a survey by Xiamen Evening News last year, 43 percent of college students in the city read for less than an hour every day, while 48 percent of college students spend more than four hours online on a daily basis.

《厦门晚报》去年曾做过一项调查,结果显示,厦门43%的大学生每日阅读时间不足1小时,而48%的学生平均每日上网超过4小时。

The overdependence on the Internet for information leads to skipping logic and superficial analysis,” said Zhu Gang, dean of the School of Foreign Studies at Nanjing University. “They are too distracted by the scattered information to think deeply.”

“对网络信息的过度依赖导致了跳跃性的逻辑思考和浮浅的分析能力逻辑。”南京大学外国语学院院长朱刚表示。“散乱的信息使得学生们无法集中精力、深度思考。”

Hou Yiling, English literature professor at Beijing Foreign Studies University, agrees. It’s not that students aren’t reading enough information, it’s the way they are reading that has become problematic, he said.

北京外国语大学英语系教授侯毅凌对此表示赞同。他说,并非学生们阅读的信息量不够,而是他们的阅读方式出了问题。

In an era of information explosion, students read information in a large quantity,” said Hou. “However, this information is highly fragmented and inconsistent, which holds little value for thought training.”

“在这样一个信息爆炸的时代,学生们阅读着大量的信息。”侯教授说。“然而这些信息是高度碎片化且不连贯的,这对思维训练毫无价值。”

Instead, Hou suggests “immersion reading”, in which students spend time reading books in a consistent manner in order to focus their attention and organize their newfound perspectives.

因而,侯教授推荐“沉浸式阅读”。为了集中精力并形成新视角,这种方式需要学生花时间坚持持续阅读。

It takes time to form integrated thoughts before venturing into deeper comprehension and analysis,” said Hou.

“在尝试深入理解和分析前,要花大量时间来组织整体思路。”侯教授说。

Pragmatic trend

功利性阅读趋势

Luo Yuming, Chinese literature professor at Fudan University, sees a trend of pragmatic reading among students.

复旦大学中国语言文学系教授骆玉明发现了学生们的功利性阅读趋势。

In a 2011 survey conducted by China Youth Daily, 56.7 percent of recipients said they wanted to read “more practical” books. The books most frequently read by young people in China are about succeeding in exams and career life. Classics are no longer at the top of the list.

《中国青年报》2011年所做的一项调查显示,56.7%的受访者表示想读些“更实用的”书籍。中国年轻人最常阅读的是一些考试指导以及职业指南。经典文学已不在读书榜单的前列。

_______[face]  intense competition, people now expect a material return from taking time to read,” said Luo. “When life attitudes slant toward materialism, young people turn their backs_______  classic literature and philosophy.”

“面对激烈的竞争,如今人们期望从阅读中收获实际效用。”骆教授说。“当生活态度倾向于物质主义时,年轻人也纷纷摒弃了古典文学与哲学。”

But Hou insists students pick up humanity texts and classic works of literature for their own good.

但侯教授一再强调,多去了解人文作品和古典文学对学生自身大有益处。

The habit of reading, to some extent, reflects _______ students have been well educated,” said Hou. “The aesthetic taste developed by reading will influence their life quality in the long term.

“在某种程度上,阅读习惯会反映出一个学生的受教育程度。”侯教授说。“阅读会带来审美品味的提升,进而会对他们的生活质量产生长远影响。”

After Zhou Fengqin’s lecture on how she enjoyed reading _______ any “practical” pursuits, president Li Peigen from Huazhong University of Science and Technology sent her a postcard, which said: “Reading and dreaming make your life very beautiful.”

周凤琴在讲座上与学生交流了自己不带功利性地去享受阅读的快乐,结束后华中科技大学校长李培根送给她一张明信片,上面写着:“读书和梦想使你的人生更加美丽。”

 

 

 

 

 

Residents report that they heard continuous gunfire.

居民们报告说他们听到了连续不断的枪声。

...all employees who had a record of five years' continuous employment with the firm...

所有在公司连续任职达5年的员工

There is a continuous stream of phone calls.

电话接连不断。

She finally got in after 10 years' continuous effort. 坚持不懈地努力了十年后,她终于当选了。

 There was a continuous stream of people going to the celebration. 一路上尽是去参加庆祝活动的人群。

The crops are nearly ruined by the continuous rain. 继续不断的雨水几乎毁坏了这些农作物。

 

Athletes have to train continuously to stay in peak condition.

运动员必须不断训练才能保持最佳竞技状态。

Wisps of smoke rose continuously from the village chimneys.

村中炊烟缕缕上升。

He took up office as an ambassador for ten years continuously.

他连任十年大使。

It is the oldest continuously inhabited city in America.        

这是美国最古老的一直有人居住的城市。

 

 

They argue continually about money.

他们没完没了地为钱争吵。

the need to adapt to new and continually changing circumstances

需要适应新的不断变化的情况

New products are continually being developed.

新产品正源源不断地开发出来。

 

 

They lived in continual fear of being discovered.

他们长期生活在害怕被发现的恐惧中。

Her daughter was a continual source of delight to her.

她的女儿是她无限快乐的源泉。

 

 

 

SYNONYMS 同义词辨析

continuous ? continual

These adjectives are frequently used with the following nouns.这两个形容词常与下列名词连用:

continuous ~

process

employment

flow

line

speech

supply

continual ~

change

problems

updating

questions

pain

fear

Continuous describes something that continues without stopping. continuous 指持续的、不间断的。

Continual usually describes an action that is repeated again and again. continual 通常指一再重复。

The difference between these two words is now disappearing. In particular, continual can also mean the same as continuous and is used especially about undesirable things.上述两词的差异正逐渐消失,特别是 continual 亦含有与 continuous 相同的意义,尤指不希望发生的事:

·     Life was a continual struggle for them.

生活对他们来说就是不断的挣扎。

However, continuous is much more frequent in this sense.不过,用 continuous 表达此义常见得多。

 

 

Once again, rumors are spreadingJudgement Day, this time, is set to happen on December 21st, 2012The date originated from the Mayan calendar, but actually gained popularity through the hit movie, "2012"

How will the world end? And how do we know the exact date? There are many theories: A meteoroid from outer space; a solar storm; a shift in the earth's poles; bla bla blaThey all supposedly pointed to the date of December 21st, 2012Unfortunately, none of it is true

Zhu Jin, director of Beijing Planetarium, said, "For earth itself, the end will be billions of years away from nowAnd for us humans, there is a very small chance that we may be affected by some astronomical factorsHowever, we don't have the ability to foresee such events so farSo when someone tells you the world is going to end on an exact date, it must be fake"

But the truth hasn't stopped people from believingIn the sci-fi movie "2012", the director imagined the end of the world based on the Mayan calendarThe film earned nearly 770 million US dollars worldwide. Ning Hong, Hebei Province, said"The movie 2012 did get one thing rightThere are arks  being made in China, But they're not being built secretly inside the mountainsThey are constructed here in

the courtyard of a factory"

In April, Liu Qiyuan quit his furniture business and devoted himself to developing these huge round ballsHe doesn't believe the end is near, but he wants to be prepared just in case

Liu Qiyuan, the "Ark" builder, said, "The concept originated twenty years agoThe Tangshan earthquake had flattened our house, so I wanted to build a shelter that wouldn't fallThen in 2004, I saw the tsunami in Indonesia that killed so many peopleThen I realized it should be something that could withstand the earthquake and float on water"

Liu is hoping to use his invention as a life boat on the seaHe's planning to test his product on the water next year

It turns out that rumour, though false, is good for businessDoomsday discounts and products are hot on many online storesWhile it's surely attracted attention, many complain that it misleads consumers

Their purpose is to promote productsIf they believe the world is going to endwho would buy things? Money would be useless, too

41The purpose of the movie "2012" was                 .

      Ato popularize scientific knowledge for the viewers

      Bto make a profit from the viewers

      C to tell the viewers an interesting factual story

      Dto warn the viewers of a disastrous event

42The word "fake" in Paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to        

      Aa joke      Ba lie          Cuntrue       Dterrifying

43Liu Qiyuan quit his job and built his "ark" because _________

      Ahe believed that the world was going to end on Dec21,2012

      Bhe was tired of making money from his furniture business

      Che was almost killed in Indonesia in 2004

      Dhe wanted to make preparations for destructive natural disasters

44Which statement is NOT true according to the passage?

      ARumour were created by businessmen to promote their products

      BThe movie "2012" was very popular and a great many people watched it

      COne theory said that the earth was to shift its two poles on Dec21,2012

      DLiu Qiyuan's ark was intended to survive earthquakes and terrible floods

45We can infer from the passage that _________

      ATune and time again people spread rumours about the world's end for one reason or another

      BThe Maya's prediction about the world's end has failed

      CIn the movie 2012 big arks were built secretly inside the mountains

      DLiu Qiyuan was born before 1976 and is at least 36 years old

 

 

 

 Information Technology
  1982 was the year of information technology in Great Britain. But what exactly is infotech? 85% of the people __1___ recently had not a clue what it means, __2___53% of those polled said they thought it sounded pretty important.They were __3___.It is.So what is it? Well, put simply,it is the "marry-up"of products__4___several key industries:computers, telephone, televisions, satellites.
  It means __5___ microelectronics, telecommunication networks fibre optics__6___produce,store,obtain and send information by way of words,numbers,pictures and sound__7___and efficient than ever before.
  The __8__ infotech is having and is going to have on our lives and work is tremendous.It is already linking the skills of the space industry with __9___ of cable television,so programmes can be beamed directly into our homes ___10__ all over the world. Armies of "steel collar"workers,the robots,will soon be working in factories doing the boring,complex and __11___jobs which are at present still done by man. In some areas __12___the car industry this has already started. television will also be used to enable customers __13___from the comfort of their homes by simply ordering___14__ the TV screen, payment being made by direct debit of their credit cards.The automatic booking of tickets will also be done through the television__15___ .Cable television __16___in many countries now gives a choice of ___17__ channels will soon be used to___18___ our homes by operating burglar and fire alarms ___19___to police and fire stations.Computers will run our homes,controling the heating,air-conditioned and cooking systems ___20___ robot will cope with the housework.the friendly postman will be a thing of the past as the post service and letters disappear with the electronic mail received via viewdata screens.

 

 

  1) A polling B being polled C polled D having been polled
  2) A so B although C however D but
  3) A right B wrong C mad D crazy
  4) A from B in C to D for
  5) A to use B to be used C being used D using
  6) A to help B to helping C to be helped D to being helped
  7) A very quickly B more quickly C quicklier D most quickly
  8) A force B affect C impact D control
  9) A those B that C which D the one
  10) A from B in C across D thoughtout
  11) A interesting B dull C unpleasant D happy
  12) A for example B for instance C like D such as
  13) A shop B to shop C shopping D to shopping
  14) A on B via C within D by
  15) A screen B machine C set D show
  16) A where B in which C which D it
  17) A a dozen Bdozen C dozen of D dozens of
  18) A protect B clean C run D manage
  19) A related B associated C linked D joined
  20) A while B because C since D for
  

 

 

 

 

 

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