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James Brown, 1933-2006: The Godfather of Soul Influenced Many Kinds of Music During His 50-Year CareerBrown was also called "the hardest working man in show business.VOICE ONE:I'm Steve Ember.VOICE TWO:And I'm Barbara Klein with People in America in VOA Special English. Today we tell about James Brown, the musician called "The Godfather of Soul." (MUSIC)VOICE ONE: James Brown That was James Brown singing his famous hit song from nineteen sixty-five, "I Got You (I Feel Good.)" With this song, Brown went from a rhythm and blues singer to a pop music star. It helped him gain a huge number of white fans as well as black ones. He became a famous and wealthy singer, songwriter and performer. But this huge success was very different from the poverty of his early life. VOICE TWO:James Brown was born in nineteen thirty-three in a one-room house near Barnwell, South Carolina. His father, Joe Brown, had a job removing fluids from pine trees in the surrounding woods. He sold the sap for making turpentine. The boy's mother left the family when he was seven years old. James and his father moved to Augusta, Georgia. Young James had musical abilities. He learned to play the guitar, piano and drums. He did this while picking crops in the fields and shining people's shoes to earn money to survive. VOICE ONE:James loved the African-American church music called gospel. He loved it when the church's religious leader would sing this music and drop to his knees with emotional shouts and screams. Brown later used this kind of emotional singing in his own performances. He also liked the sound of the jazz and rhythm and blues performer Louis Jordan. Jordan had recorded a song called "Caldonia" and other popular songs in the late nineteen forties and nineteen fifties. VOICE TWO:By the time he was thirteen, James Brown had formed his own music group. He later joined a group called the Flames. The band played at drinking places, restaurants, colleges and other places in the South. These young performers copied the sounds of successful rhythm and blues groups. They also included in their shows a song co-written by James Brown. It was called "Please, Please, Please."(MUSIC)VOICE ONE:This was the song that launched James Brown's career. He was able to stop doing low-paying jobs. He said the success of the song gave him the chance to have some of the things he could not have dreamed of. "Please, Please, Please" was recorded in nineteen fifty-six. It sold more than one million copies. It made James Brown famous in the ed States. And it became part of his electrifying stage performances. Brown would be on stage with an eighteen-piece band and a group of dancers. His emotional singing included unusual sounds and screams. He danced around the stage performing movements that had not been seen before. He created his own musical and performing style. (MUSIC)VOICE TWO:That was another James Brown hit song, "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag" from nineteen sixty-five. Brown said that song was one of the most important things he ever did in the way of changing music rhythms. With that song, Brown created the music he called "funk." This later came to be called "soul" music. And James Brown became known as "The Godfather of Soul." He followed this hit a few months later with "I Got You (I Feel Good)", an even bigger hit.VOICE ONE:James Brown also became known as "the hardest working man in show business." During the nineteen sixties, he performed his exciting show almost non-stop in city after city in the ed States and in other countries. At the same time, Brown worked for civil rights for African-Americans. He supported black business ownership as the most important way to what he called "real black power." He urged black people to be proud of themselves. And he urged young people to continue their education and not drop out of school. His message was positive instead of angry. He recorded this song in nineteen sixty-eight, "Say it Loud ( I'm Black and I'm Proud.)"(MUSIC)VOICE TWO:Over the years, James Brown had problems in business, with taxes and in his personal life. During the nineteen seventies, his popularity decreased as disco music became popular. But he made a comeback in the early nineteen eighties, with "Living in America," his first hit in years.(MUSIC)VOICE ONE:In nineteen eighty-six, James Brown was one of the first performers invited into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He became one of the most successful recording artists in history. With the exception of Elvis Presley, no pop artist had more hit records. He had ninety-four songs in the Top One Hundred songs. And he had more Top Twenty single records than any other recording artist up to that time. But, in nineteen eighty-eight, he committed some crimes. He spent two and one-half years in prison. He was pardoned of his crimes in two thousand three. VOICE TWO:James Brown received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in nineteen ninety-two. He later talked about what he had tried to do to help young people. He said he tried to teach through his music. He thought it was very important to make young people proud of themselves and willing to work for what they wanted. He said life is sometimes really hard, but you can make it a lot better if you try to prepare for it. VOICE ONE:James Brown saw himself as an example of "the American dream." That means that a person can rise from poverty to wealth and success if he or she works hard. Brown influenced the music of his time and many performers who came after him. He showed his personality and energy in his famous shout:"If you are an American or you're just a human being and got any blood going through your veins -- AHHOOWW! I feel good!" VOICE TWO:James Brown performed until the very end of his life and continued to help his community. Three days before his death, he joined volunteers at his yearly event to give toys to needy children in Augusta, Georgia. He had planned to perform on New Year's Eve at B.B. King's Blues Club in New York City.James Brown, "The Godfather of Soul," died December twenty-fifth, two thousand six in Atlanta, Georgia. He was seventy-three. During his fifty-year career, he made many music fans feel good.(MUSIC: "I Got You (I Feel Good)")VOICE ONE:This program was written by Shelley Gollust. It was produced by Lawan Davis. I'm Steve Ember.VOICE TWO:And I'm Barbara Klein. You can scripts and download audio at our Web site, voaspecialenglish.com. Join us again next week for People in America in VOA Special English. Article/200803/32045;So that#39;s where YouKnowWho ; ?;;这就是#39;那个人#39;留给你的标志了吧?;;Yes,; said Harry, ;but I can#39;t remember it.;;没错,但我已经忘记了;;?;;Nothing?; said Ron eagerly.;什么都忘记了吗?;罗恩急切地问。;Well ; I remember a lot of green light, but nothing else.;;嗯;;我只记得见到几缕绿光,其他的就都忘了。;;Wow,; said Ron. He sat and stared at Harry for a few moments, then, as though he had suddenly realized what he was doing, he looked quickly out of the window again.;哗!;罗恩惊叹道。他坐着打量哈利好一会儿,忽然间,他似乎意识到了自己刚才在做什么,便又急忙转身望着窗外。;Are all your family wizards?; asked Harry, who found Ron just as interesting as Ron found him.;你们全家都是魔法师吗?;哈利充满好奇地问,因为他发现罗恩也同样有趣。;Er ; Yes, I think so,; said Ron. ;I think Mom#39;s got a second cousin who#39;s an accountant, but we never talk about him.;;嗯,我想是吧。;罗恩说,;妈好像有个当会计的表哥,但他从来就不是我们谈论的话题。;;So you must know loads of magic aly.;;那你们一定很了解魔法吧。;The Weasleys were clearly one of those old wizarding families the pale boy in Diagon Alley had talked about.威斯里家族明显是戴阿官道那个颜色苍白的孩子所说的那些魔法世家之一。;I heard you went to live with Muggles,; said Ron. ;What are they like?;;我听说你曾和马格人一起住过,;罗恩说,;他们怎么样?;;Horrible ; well, not all of them. My aunt and uncle and cousin are, though. Wish I#39;d had three wizard brothers.;;差劲极了。但也不是全都差劲喽。我姨妈、姨文还有表弟却挺讨厌的。真希望我也有三个懂魔法的兄弟啊。;;Five,; said Ron. For some reason, he was looking gloomy. ;I#39;m the sixth in our family to go to Hogwarts. You could say I#39;ve got a lot to live up to. Bill and Charlie have aly left ; Bill was head boy and Charlie was captain of Quidditch. Now Percy#39;s a prefect. Fred and George mess around a lot, but they still get really good marks and everyone thinks they#39;re really funny. Everyone expects me to do as well as the others, but if I do, it#39;s no big deal, because they did it first. You never get anything new, either, with five brothers. I#39;ve got Bill#39;s old robes, Charlie#39;s old wand, and Percy#39;s old rat.;;我有五个,;不知为什么,罗恩看起来有些悲伤,;我是家里第六个到霍格瓦彻去的。你也许会说我有许多榜样和奋斗的目标,生活也有保障,比尔和查理都已经毕业了;;比尔是班长,查理则是飞行队的队长。如今伯希也是个班长了,弗来德和乔治虽然喜欢胡闹,但他们成绩都很好,而且人人都觉得他们确实很有喜剧天分。每个人都期盼着我能做得和哥哥们一样好,即使我能做到,人们也觉得这是理所当然,因为我的哥哥们已经做到了。假如你有五个哥哥,你就不会得到新的玩意儿。比尔的旧袍子,查理的破魔棒和伯希的臭老鼠现在都变成我的了。;Ron reached inside his jacket and pulled out a fat gray rat, which was asleep.罗恩从夹克衣里掏出一只胖乎乎的,睡着了的灰鼠。;His name#39;s Scabbers and he#39;s useless, he hardly ever wakes up. Percy got an owl from my dad for being made a prefect, but they couldn#39;t aff ; I mean, I got Scabbers instead.;;它叫斯卡伯斯,一天到晚就是睡,真是个没用的废物。伯希因为当上了班长而从爸爸那儿得到一只猫头鹰作为奖励,我买不起;;我是说我只有斯卡伯斯。;Ron#39;s ears went pink. He seemed to think he#39;d said too much, because he went back to staring out of the window.罗恩耳尖发红,也许是因为觉得自己说多了,他又呆望着窗外。Harry didn#39;t think there was anything wrong with not being able to afford an owl. After all, he#39;d never had any money in his life until a month ago, and he told Ron so, all about having to wear Dudley#39;s old clothes and never getting proper birthday presents. This seemed to cheer Ron up.哈利觉得养不起猫头鹰也算不上是一种罪过。毕竟,一个月之前他仍是不名一文。他把过去那些诸如被迫要穿达德里的破衣及从未收过一件像样的生日礼物这样的伤心往事都告诉了罗恩。这似乎让罗恩的心情好转了一些。;; and until Hagrid told me, I didn#39;t know anything about being a wizard or about my parents or Voldemort;;;直到哈格力告诉我有关成为魔法师的事、我父母的情况以及福尔得特,我才知道这些。;Ron gasped.罗恩倒吸一口气。;What?; said Harry.;怎么了?;哈利问。;You said YouKnowWho#39;s name!; said Ron, sounding both shocked and impressed. ;I#39;d have thought you, of all people;;;你说出了#39;那个人#39;的名字!;罗恩又惊又喜,;我觉得你是所有人中最;;;;I#39;m not trying to be brave or anything, saying the name,; said Harry, ;I just never knew you shouldn#39;t. See what I mean? I#39;ve got loads to learn; I bet,; he added, voicing for the first time something that had been worrying him a lot lately, ;I bet I#39;m the worst in the class.;;说出他的名字并不是为了显示我很勇敢或者别的什么,;哈利说,;明白我的意思吗?我觉得自己还有很多东西要学。;话中略带忧虑,;我猜我可能会是班里成绩最差的。;;You won#39;t be. There#39;s loads of people who come from Muggle families and they learn quick enough.;;不会的,那儿有很多马格人,他们都很棒哟。;

Grammar! Why is English grammar so confusing? I studied grammar for many years at school and I still don’t understand when to use a tense. Is it the simple present or the present perfect? What’s the difference? My teacher tells me to keep visiting grammar websites and doing the practice activities. She told me to look for patterns, but I’m not really sure what she means. She also told me one of the best ways to learn grammar is to for pleasure. She said that way I’ll keep seeing good grammar and it will slowly come to me. I think the best way to learn grammar is to write and let my teacher point out my mistakes. Do you have any good tips on how to learn grammar? Article/201105/134409

John Coltrane, 1926-1967: The famous saxophone player helped make modern jazz popular around the worldVOICE ONE:PEOPLE IN AMERICA, a program in Special English by the Voice of America.(MUSIC)John Coltrane He was one of the greatest saxophone players of all time. He wrote jazz music. He recorded new versions of popular songs. And, he helped make modern jazz popular. I'm Shirley Griffith.VOICE TWO:And I'm Steve Ember. Today, we tell about musician John Coltrane.(MUSIC)VOICE ONE:John Coltrane was born in the state of North Carolina in nineteen twenty-six. He was raised in the small farm town of High Point. Both of his grandfathers were clergymen. As a young boy, he spent a great deal of time listening to the music of the black Southern church.Coltrane's father sewed clothes. He played several musical instruments for his own enjoyment. The young Coltrane grew up in a musical environment. He discovered jazz by listening to the recordings of such jazz greats as Count Basie and Lester Young.VOICE TWO:When John was thirteen, he asked his mother to buy him a saxophone. People realized almost immediately that the young man could play the instrument very well. John learned by listening to recordings of the great jazz saxophone players, Johnny Hodges and Charlie Parker.John and his family moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in nineteen forty-three. He studied music for a short time at the Granoff Studios and at the Ornstein School of Music.VOICE ONE:John Coltrane served for a year in a Navy band in Hawaii. When he returned, he began playing saxophone in several small bands.In nineteen forty-eight, Coltrane joined trumpet player Dizzy Gillespie's band. Seven years later, Coltrane joined the jazz group of another trumpet player, Miles Davis. The group included piano player Red Garland, double bass player Paul Chambers and drummer Philly Joe Jones.VOICE TWO:Coltrane began experimenting with new ways to write and perform jazz music. He explored many new ways of playing the saxophone.Some people did not like this new sound. They did not understand it. Others said it was an expression of modern soul. They said it represented an important change. Jazz performers, composers and other musicians welcomed this change.During the nineteen fifties, Coltrane used drugs and alcohol. He became dependent on drugs. Band leaders dismissed him because of his drug use. In nineteen fifty-seven, Coltrane stopped using drugs.VOICE ONE:In nineteen fifty-nine, John Coltrane recorded the first album of his own music. The album is called "Giant Steps." Here is the title song from that album.(MUSIC)VOICE TWO:Coltrane also recorded another famous song with a larger jazz band. The band included Milt Jackson on vibes, Hank Jones on piano, Paul Chambers on bass and Connie Kay on drums. Here is their recording of "Stairway to the Stars."(MUSIC)VOICE ONE:In nineteen sixty, Coltrane left Miles Davis and organized his own jazz group. He was joined by McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass and Elvin Jones on drums. This group became famous around the world.John Coltrane's most famous music was recorded during this period. One song is called "My Favorite Things." Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein had written the song for the Broadway musical "The Sound of Music." Jazz critics say Coltrane's version is one of the best jazz recordings ever made. The record became very popular. It led many more people to become interested in jazz.(MUSIC: "My Favorite Things")VOICE TWO:Critics say Coltrane's versions of other popular songs influenced all jazz music writing. One of these was a song called "Summertime." It was written by Du Bose Heyward and George Gershwin for the opera "Porgy and Bess."(MUSIC)VOICE ONE:In nineteen sixty-four, Coltrane married pianist Alice McCloud who later became a member of his band. He stopped using alcohol, and became religious. He wrote a song to celebrate his religious experience. The song is more than thirty minutes long. It is called "A Love Supreme." Here is part of the song.(MUSIC)VOICE TWO:By nineteen sixty-five, Coltrane was one of the most famous jazz musicians in the world. He was famous in Europe and Japan, as well as in the ed States. He was always trying to produce a sound that no one had produced before. Some of the sounds he made were beautiful. Others were like loud screams. Miles Davis said that Coltrane was the loudest, fastest saxophone player that ever lived.Many people could not understand his music. But they listened anyway. Coltrane never made his music simpler to become more popular.Coltrane continued to perform and record even as he suffered from liver cancer. He died in nineteen sixty-seven at the age of forty in Long Island, New York.VOICE ONE:Experts say John Coltrane continues to influence modern jazz. Some critics say one of Coltrane's most important influences on jazz was his use of musical ideas from other cultures, including India, Africa and Latin America.Whitney Balliett of The New Yorker Magazine wrote about Coltrane the year after his death: "People said they heard the dark night ... in Coltrane's wildest music. But what they really heard was a heroic ... voice at the mercy of its own power."(MUSIC)VOICE TWO:This Special English program was written by Shelley Gollust. It was produced by Lawan Davis. I'm Steve Ember.VOICE ONE:And I'm Shirley Griffith. Join us again next week at this time for another PEOPLE IN AMERICA program on the Voice of America. Article/200803/32376

  Photography is one of the world’s best-loved hobbies. Recently, it seems as though everyone in the world has become a photographer. It’s so easy now to take good photographs. When I was a teenager, photography was one of my biggest hobbies. I loved taking photos of all kinds of things. I also had a lot of photographic equipment. I couldn’t wait to get my photos developed. Now there are digital cameras and phone cameras. Anyone can take really good photographs. What’s more, we can use all kinds of software to change our photos and display them online. I think photography will get easier and more interesting in the future. I still think great photographers will be like great artists. Article/201106/142510

  The Dog and the Shadow 和影子It happened that a Dog had got a piece of meat and was carrying it home in his mouth to eat it in peace. Now, on his way home he had to cross a plank lying across a running brook. As he crossed, he looked down and saw his own shadow reflected in the water beneath. Thinking it was another dog with another piece of meat, he made up his mind to have that also. So he made a snap at the shadow in the water, but as he opened his mouth the piece of meat fell out, dropped into the water and was never seen more. 一只嘴里衔着一块肉,走过一条河上面的桥,看见他自己在水里的影子,以为是另一只,那时衔着的肉,比他自己的还要大一倍。因此他仍掉自己的那一块,狠狠地扑向那只,想夺到那一块较大的肉。结果两头都落了空,因为他想要抓取在水中的那一块,只不过是一个影子,而原来的那一块,也被水冲走了。 Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow. 谨记,切莫因追逐幻影而丢失已有的东西。 Article/200803/30288。

  13In the eighteenth year of the reign of Jeroboam, Abijah became king of Judah, 2and he reigned in Jerusalem three years. His mother's name was Maacah, a daughter of Uriel of Gibeah. There was war between Abijah and Jeroboam. 3Abijah went into battle with a force of four hundred thousand able fighting men, and Jeroboam drew up a battle line against him with eight hundred thousand able troops. 4Abijah stood on Mount Zemaraim, in the hill country of Ephraim, and said, "Jeroboam and all Israel, listen to me! 5Don't you know that the Lord , the God of Israel, has given the kingship of Israel to David and his descendants forever by a covenant of salt? 6Yet Jeroboam son of Nebat, an official of Solomon son of David, rebelled against his master. 7Some worthless scoundrels gathered around him and opposed Rehoboam son of Solomon when he was young and indecisive and not strong enough to resist them. 8"And now you plan to resist the kingdom of the Lord , which is in the hands of David's descendants. You are indeed a vast army and have with you the golden calves that Jeroboam made to be your gods. 9But didn't you drive out the priests of the Lord , the sons of Aaron, and the Levites, and make priests of your own as the peoples of other lands do? Whoever comes to consecrate himself with a young bull and seven rams may become a priest of what are not gods. 10"As for us, the Lord is our God, and we have not forsaken him. The priests who serve the Lord are sons of Aaron, and the Levites assist them. 11Every morning and evening they present burnt offerings and fragrant incense to the Lord . They set out the b on the ceremonially clean table and light the lamps on the gold lampstand every evening. We are observing the requirements of the Lord our God. But you have forsaken him. 12God is with us; he is our leader. His priests with their trumpets will sound the battle cry against you. Men of Israel, do not fight against the Lord , the God of your fathers, for you will not succeed." 13Now Jeroboam had sent troops around to the rear, so that while he was in front of Judah the ambush was behind them. 14Judah turned and saw that they were being attacked at both front and rear. Then they cried out to the Lord . The priests blew their trumpets 15and the men of Judah raised the battle cry. At the sound of their battle cry, God routed Jeroboam and all Israel before Abijah and Judah. 16The Israelites fled before Judah, and God delivered them into their hands. 17Abijah and his men inflicted heavy losses on them, so that there were five hundred thousand casualties among Israel's able men. 18The men of Israel were subdued on that occasion, and the men of Judah were victorious because they relied on the Lord , the God of their fathers. 19Abijah pursued Jeroboam and took from him the towns of Bethel, Jeshanah and Ephron, with their surrounding villages. 20Jeroboam did not regain power during the time of Abijah. And the Lord struck him down and he died. 21But Abijah grew in strength. He married fourteen wives and had twenty-two sons and sixteen daughters. 22The other events of Abijah's reign, what he did and what he said, are written in the annotations of the prophet Iddo. Article/200901/60252

  I wonder how many accidents I’ve had in my life. I’ve had a few serious ones where I’ve ended up in hospital. Traffic accidents are the worst. They’re always painful. I haven’t had too many work-related accidents. I suppose that’s because I do office work and that’s not so dangerous. Most of my accidents are those around the house. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve hit my thumb with a hammer. I’m also really good at standing up and hitting my head on something. I’m not as bad as my friend though. He’s a real accident looking for somewhere to happen. Almost every time we meet, he has some story to tell about his latest accident. He’s quite unbelievable. I think I’d be very worried if I were his mother. Article/201103/129788Understanding Anxiety Disorders "躁"化弄人Anxiety disorders are the most widesp of emotional disorders. They affect millions of people every year, and cause their victims to suffer from tremendous worry and nervousness for no apparent reason. Clues as to why anxiety disorders develop can be found in one's genes, psychological make-up, life experiences, or biochemical changes in the brain. Anxiety disorders come in many shapes and forms. People with panic disorder have chronic, unexpected, and repeated panic attacks where they feel an overwhelming sense of being in danger. Sufferers of generalized anxiety disorder have persistent and exaggerated worries and constantly expect disaster. Those with obsessive-compulsive disorder have unreasonable fears that they try to deal with through repetitive, ritualized activities such as hand washing. A phobia is an irrational and uncontrollable fear of a specific thing, while post-traumatic stress disorder occurs after a terrifying event and causes its victims to have flashbacks or frightening thoughts of the incident. Although anxiety disorders are devastating to the sufferer and damaging to his or her relationships with loved ones, there is some good news. People afflicted with anxiety disorders can get treatment, and the treatment is generally effective. Treatments for different anxiety disorders range from medication, including antidepressants and antianxiety drugs; to psychotherapy, including cognitive-behavioral therapy; to relaxation techniques and biofeedback. The majority of patients report significant relief after receiving help. 忧郁症是最普遍的一种情绪失调。它每年都会困扰无数的人,患者无缘无故感到极度焦虑和紧张。忧郁症发病的原因可从一个人的基因、心理素质、生活经历或脑内的生化改变中找到线索。 忧郁症的表现多种多样。患有恐慌症的人,一旦感到自己身处危险之中,就会长时间反复地感到恐慌。综合型忧郁症患者则时时过分焦虑,刻刻杞人忧天。强迫症患者则会有难以理解的恐惧,会通过习惯性的动作来排除不安情绪,如洗手。恐俱症是指对某种特定事物怀有非理性并且难以控制的恐惧。还有创伤后精神的紧张不适,患者在遭遇过一次可怕的事件后,脑子里会不时地出现过去的那件事,而且一想起来就害怕。 忧郁症非但会对患者本身造成伤害,还会危及他(她)与亲密伴侣间的关系。但还是有些好消息的,忧郁症患者可以接受治疗,而且疗效一般不错。 针对不同的忧郁症患者,治疗的方法从药物治疗(包括抗忧郁、抗焦虑药物)、精神疗法(包括认知行为疗法), 到放松技巧及生物反馈不等。大部分的病人反映,经过治疗,症状都有明显的缓解。 Article/200803/29366

  On craigslist.com, a “Sheldon” wrote that he was moving. “I’m starting a new life, and I don’t want anything that reminds me of my old life,” Sheldon announced on the website. Giving his address, he invited everyone to visit his apartment on April 19 from 8 to noon: “Take whatever you want; it’s all free.”When the real Sheldon returned from his morning shift at the hospital that day, he was surprised to find his apartment door unlocked. He was shocked to find his apartment stripped clean. I’ve been robbed, he thought. He knocked on his neighbor’s door.Virgil told Sheldon that he had seen strangers coming and going that morning. When Virgil asked them what was going on, one said that Sheldon was giving all his belongings away. “I wish you had told me,” Virgil said. “When I went into your apartment, there was nothing good left.”Sheldon explained that he hadn’t told Virgil about the giveaway because he hadn’t known about it himself. Virgil said that he saw Pamela inside the apartment; she seemed to be in charge of things. “My ex-girlfriend Pamela?” Sheldon asked. “My angry ex-girlfriend Pamela?”“Ex? When did you two break up?” Virgil asked.They had dated for two years. Pamela had left him just recently. She had seen Sheldon standing with a woman in the parking lot. Sheldon had told her it was only his coworker. “Your coworker? Is it normal for coworkers to kiss in the parking lot?” Pamela asked. Sheldon said that he wasn’t kissing his coworker. She had simply asked him to smell her breath to be sure her breath smelled okay. She had eaten garlic b at lunch.As Pamela stormed away, Sheldon heard her say something about getting even. Article/201108/149021

  Neville, his face tear-streaked, clutching his wrist, hobbled off with Madam Hooch, who had her arm around him.尼维尔早已哭得稀哩哗啦了,捧着他的断了的手腕,在胡施夫人的搀扶下蹒跚地离开了。No sooner were they out of earshot than Malfoy burst into laughter.两人刚一走远,马尔夫就哈哈大笑起来Did you see his face, the great lump?你们都看到那家伙的表情了?哈哈,真是个大笨蛋!The other Slytherins joined in.史林德林的其它学生也纷纷笑了起来。Shut up, Malfoy,snapped Parvati Patil.住口,马尔夫!帕维提帕提看不下去了。Ooh, sticking up for Longbottom?said Pansy Parkinson, a hard-faced Slytherin girl.噢噢,为小笨蛋抱打不平的来了?史林德林中有个叫珀茜的帕金森的丑女孩说。Never thought you#39;d like fat little crybabies, Parvati.真想不到呢,帕维提你居然喜欢那个爱哭的小胖子。Look!said Malfoy, darting forward and snatching something out of the grass.看!马尔夫猛地冲出队伍,在草地上捡起一件东西。It#39;s that stupid thing Longbottom#39;s gran sent him.这不是那个小笨蛋的老祖母送给他的东西吗?The Remembrall glittered in the sun as he held it up.阳光下,记忆之球在他手里闪闪发光。 Give that here, Malfoy, said Harry quietly.把它放回原处,马尔夫!哈利怒愤地叫嚷。Everyone stopped talking to watch.每一个人都静了下来,静观事态的发展。Malfoy smiled nastily.马尔夫不怀好意地笑了。I think I#39;ll leave it somewhere for Longbottom to find — how about — up a tree?嗯,我想我应该把它藏到某个地方去,让那个小笨蛋好好地找一找——哦,我想到了——放到树上去怎样?Give it here!Harry yelled, but Malfoy had leapt onto his broomstick and taken off.把它放回原处!哈利大喝道。但是马尔夫已经跨上他的扫帚并且飞了起来。He hadn#39;t been lying, he could fly well. Hovering level with the topmost branches of an oak he called, Come and get it, Potter!那家伙果然没有撒谎,他的飞行技术的确不错。他飞到一棵标树的最高处,向哈利挑衅:;来呀!够胆就上来拿!波特!;

  Reading Provides Necessary Survival Skills With the coming of the television age and the increasing emphasis on pictures and sound in all quarters of our society, many people would have us believe that we are moving rapidly away from ing as a necessary life skill. But this is not the case at all.Good ing is a more important life skill than ever before and the printed word continues to be the cornerstone of both higher education and better positions in the job market.For students, almost all studying involves ing. For adults, ing is day to day, either a stumbling block or a smooth path to pleasure and opportunity. This is why good ing hobits are not only an important study skill for the student, but also an important life skill for anyone.SCANNING - You can get a good idea about the material by taking a few moments right off to the title, chapter headings, section titles and headlines. The purpose of scanning is to get a quick understanding of what to expect from the ing, so that you will know what you are ing as you go along.Maps, charts, graphs and pictures are clues that will help the er to cue in on the content and organization of the material. This simple technique of scanning can help you for ideas because you will know where you are going when you begin to .READING SPEED - Another good ing habit is ing fast. The expression "haste makes waste" does not apply to ing. In fact, most people much too slowly. Right now you are probably ing this slower than you need for good comprehension. Studies show that fast ers are the best ers, and that slow ers often lose their concentration and comprehension abilities because their minds will wander out of boredom.Remember, nothing hurts concentration more than ing too slowly. Your mind will keep up with your ing speed if you ask it to. By always ing at your top speed, you challenge your understanding and make it easier for your mind to concentrate on the material.VOCABULARY BUILDING - For a person with good ing habits, a printed page contains not only words but ideas, actions, thoughts and feelings. But all these things are built on words. The more words you are familiar with, the less you are ware of ing words and the more you are aware of content and meaning. Expanding your vocabulary will help you to more effectively and rapidly.Many people simply skip over words they do not understand. This, naturally, hurts their overall comprehension. Other people stop at each new word and look it up in the dictionary, but this method can slow down your ing, affecting concentration and comprehension.But you can build your vocabulary without using a dictionary each time. Here are two rules:Pause for a moment on each new word and let it register in your mind.Try to guess what the word means from context clues, from the words around it.What happens with this method is that you will see the word again and again. Each time you will have a stronger impression of the meaning. Soon, the new word will be familiar and its meaning clear.The key to the method is to be alert to new words. Don't skip over them. You'll find you are adding to your vocabulary each day and a good strong vocabulary is a great help to ing quickly and with strong comprehension.Good ing habits like these can help students and working adults alike to be more successful. The special world of school and the real world of school and of everyday life can be more comfortable, productive and rewarding with the addition of simple yet important life skills such as good ing habits. 览群书能给你提供种种必要的生存技能因为进入了电视时代,社会生活的各方面都把图像和声响放在越来越重要的位置。所以有许多人认为我们应该迅速地改掉阅读这一生存所必须具备的技能,但实际情况根本就不是这样。现在良好的阅读能力是比过去任何时候都更加重要的一种生存技能。书面的文字资料依然是高等教育和就业市场上能找到较好职位的垫脚石。对学生来说,几乎任何课程都必须经过阅读;对成年人来说,坚持天天读,就是一条通往幸福快乐能够抓住大好机遇的一条平坦大道,否则就会成为你前进路上的绊脚石。因此,良好的阅读习惯不但是学生学习的重要技能,对任何人都是一种重要的生存技能。快速游览--拿到阅读材料先用极短的时间马上看看标题、篇章题目、小节的题目及文中的大号字体,以便能抓住这份材料的主要思想内容。快速游览的目的就是要迅速地理解你从这份阅读材料中所期望获得的信息,以便你能知道在你接着继续读下去的时候你将会读到些什么内容。各类地图、图表、曲线图和图片都是很有用的线索,为帮助读者去理解所读的材料的内容和组织结构提供一些启示。这种简易可行的快速浏览的技巧有助于你在阅读中抓住中心思想、段落大意,因为在你开始阅读以后你就会知道你将要读到的内容。阅读速度--还有一种良好的阅读习惯就是快速阅读。不能把"欲速则不达"这句话套用到阅读上。事实上绝大多数人的阅读实在是太慢了。也许此时此刻你在新闻记者本文时的速度要比为了更好地理解本文所需要的阅读速度更慢。多次调查研究都表明了,读得快阅读效果最好,读得慢就不能集中精神,因而也就丧失了理解力,由于感到枯燥,思想上就会开小差,心不在焉。切记,阅读速度太慢只能妨碍你集中注意力。如果你要求你的思路能与你的阅读速度保持同步,那你是能做到的。一贯用你所能达到的最快的速度来阅读,向你的理解力挑战,那么把你的思想全神贯注到所阅读的材料上就是很容易做到的了。 积累词汇--对于一个养成了良好阅读习惯的人来说,每一页文字资料里不只是包含一些词句,还饮食有一些观点、行动、思想和感情。但是,这一切都是通过词汇表达出来的。你所认识的词汇越多,你越会觉得你不是在阅读一个一个的孤立的单词,你越会更加去体会文章的内容和作者的意思。扩大了词汇量将会帮助你读得效率更高更快。很多人干脆把他们所不认识的词跳过去不管它。当然,这样会妨碍你对文章的整体理解。还有些人一遇到生词就停下来查词典,这种做法也会减慢你的阅读速度,会影响你不能全神贯注不能全面理解。每遇到生词,你可以不用去查词典,就能扩大你的词汇量。这里教给你两手绝活:一是每遇到一个生词,你稍稍停留片刻,把这个生词先存贮到脑海里;二是从上下文所提供的线索,从这句话的语言环境来试着猜一猜这个词的意思。使用这种方法就会出现这样的情况:在下文中你会一遍又一遍地见到这个词。每再见到一次你就会对该词的意义有更强烈的印象。不久,这个生词就会变成熟词,那么它的意义也就清楚明白了。使用这种方法的关键是要处处留心那些生词。不要对这些生词置之不理。这样,你就会发现你的词汇量每天都在扩大。有了很丰富的词汇量才能极大地提高你快速阅读的速度,才能使佻理解得更深刻。像上述这些良好的阅读习惯能帮助学生们和在职的成年人取得更大的成熟。由于养成了这些良好的阅读习惯,增强了这些简单易行的重要的生存技巧,在校读书的特殊环境,学生和日常生活的真实环境,就会变得更舒适,你就会取得更大的成就并从中获得更大的益处。 Article/200802/27816。

  Helen Keller, 1880-1968:'I Try to Make the Light in Others' Eyes My Sun'Second of two parts about the life story of the famed activist for the disabled. VOICE ONE:I'm Ray Freeman. VOICE TWO:And I'm Shirley Griffith with People in America - a program in Special English by the Voice of America. Every week we tell about someone who was important in the history of the ed States.Helen Keller This week we finish the story of a writer and educator, Helen Keller. She helped millions of people who, like her, were blind and deaf. (MUSIC)VOICE ONE:We reported last week that Helen Keller suffered from a strange sickness when she was only nineteen months old. It made her completely blind and deaf. For the next five years she had no way of successfully communicating with other people. Then, a teacher -- Anne Sullivan -- arrived from Boston to help her. Miss Sullivan herself had once been blind. She tried to teach Helen to live like other people. She taught her how to use her hands as a way of speaking. Miss Sullivan took Helen out into the woods to explore nature. They also went to the circus, the theater, and even to factories. Miss Sullivan explained everything in the language she and Helen used -- a language of touch -- of fingers and hands. Helen also learned how to ride a horse, to swim, to row a boat and, even to climb trees. Helen Keller once wrote about these early days. VOICE TWO:"One beautiful spring morning I was alone in my room, ing. Suddenly, a wonderful smell in the air made me get up and put out my hands. The spirit of spring seemed to be passing in my room. ‘What is it?’ I asked. The next minute I knew it was coming from the mimosa tree outside. "I walked outside to the edge of the garden, toward the tree. There it was, shaking in the warm sunshine. Its long branches, so heavy with flowers, almost touched the ground. I walked through the flowers to the tree itself and then just stood silent. Then I put my foot on the tree and pulled myself up into it. I climbed higher and higher until I reached a little seat. Long ago someone had put it there. I sat for a long time ... Nothing in all the world was like this.”VOICE ONE:Later, Helen learned that nature could be cruel as well as beautiful. Strangely enough she discovered this in a different kind of tree. VOICE TWO:"One day my teacher and I were returning from a long walk. It was a fine morning. But it started to get warm and heavy. We stopped to rest two or three times. Our last stop was under a cherry tree a short way from the house. "The shade was nice and the tree was easy to climb. Miss Sullivan climbed with me. It was so cool up in the tree we decided to have lunch there. I promised to sit still until she went to the house for some food. Suddenly a change came over the tree. I knew the sky was black because all the heat, which meant light to me, had died out of the air. A strange odor came up to me from the earth. I knew it -- it was the odor which always comes before a thunderstorm. "I felt alone, cut off from friends, high above the firm earth. I was frightened, and wanted my teacher. I wanted to get down from that tree quickly. But I was no help to myself. There was a moment of terrible silence. "Then a sudden and violent wind began to shake the tree and its leaves kept coming down all around me. I almost fell. I wanted to jump, but was afraid to do so. I tried to make myself small in the tree, as the branches rubbed against me. Just as I thought that both the tree and I were going to fall, a hand touched me ... It was my teacher. I held her with all my strength then shook with joy to feel the solid earth under my feet."(MUSIC)VOICE ONE: Anne Sullivan with Helen Keller Miss Sullivan stayed with Helen for many years. She taught Helen how to , how to write and how to speak. She helped her to get y for school and college. More than anything, Helen wanted to do what others did, and do it just as well. In time, Helen did go to college and completed her studies with high honors. But it was a hard struggle. Few of the books she needed were written in the Braille language that the blind could by touching pages. Miss Sullivan and others had to teach her what was in these books by forming words in her hands. The study of geometry and physics was especially difficult. Helen could only learn about squares, triangles, and other geometrical forms by making them with wires. She kept feeling the different shapes of these wires until she could see them in her mind.During her second year at college, Miss Keller wrote the story of her life and what college meant to her. This is what she wrote: VOICE TWO:"My first day at Radcliffe College was of great interest. Some powerful force inside me made me test my mind. I wanted to learn if it was as good as that of others. "I learned many things at college. One thing, I slowly learned was that knowledge does not just mean power, as some people say. Knowledge leads to happiness, because to have it is to know what is true and real. "To know what great men of the past have thought, said and done is to feel the heartbeat of humanity down through the ages."VOICE ONE:All of Helen Keller's knowledge reached her mind through her sense of touch and smell, and of course her feelings. To know a flower was to touch it, feel it, and smell it. This sense of touch became greatly developed as she got older. She once said that hands speak almost as loudly as words. She said the touch of some hands frightened her. The people seem so empty of joy that when she touched their cold fingers it is as if she were shaking hands with a storm. She found the hands of others full of sunshine and warmth. Strangely enough, Helen Keller learned to love things she could not hear, music for example. She did this through her sense of touch. When waves of air beat against her, she felt them. Sometimes she put her hand to a singer's throat. She often stood for hours with her hands on a piano while it was played. Once, she listened to an organ. Its powerful sounds made her move her body in rhythm with the music. She also liked to go to museums. She thought she understood sculpture as well as others. Her fingers told her the true size, and the feel of the material. What did Helen Keller think of herself? What did she think about the tragic loss of her sight and hearing? This is what she wrote as a young girl:VOICE TWO:"Sometimes a sense of loneliness covers me like a cold mist -- I sit alone and wait at life's shut door. Beyond, there is light and music and sweet friendship, but I may not enter. Silence sits heavy upon my soul. "Then comes hope with a sweet smile and says softly, 'There is joy in forgetting one's self.’ And so I try to make the light in others' eyes my sun ... The music in others' ears my symphony ... The smile on others' lips my happiness."(MUSIC)VOICE ONE:Helen Keller was tall and strong. When she spoke, her face looked very alive. It helped give meaning to her words. She often felt the faces of close friends when she was talking to them to discover their feelings. She and Miss Sullivan both were known for their sense of humor. They enjoyed jokes and laughing at funny things that happened to themselves or others. Helen Keller had to work hard to support herself after she finished college. She spoke to many groups around the country. She wrote several books. And she made one movie based on her life. Her main goal was to increase public interest in the difficulties of people with physical problems. The work Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan did has been written and talked about for many years. Their success showed how people can conquer great difficulties. Anne Sullivan died in nineteen thirty-six, blind herself. Before Miss Sullivan died, Helen wrote and said many kind things about her. VOICE TWO:"It was the genius of my teacher, her sympathy, her love which made my first years of education so beautiful. "My teacher is so near to me that I do not think of myself as apart from her. All the best of me belongs to her. Everything I am today was awakened by her loving touch."VOICE ONE:Helen Keller died on June first, nineteen sixty-eight. She was eighty-seven years old. Her message of courage and hope remains. (MOVIE)VOICE TWO:You have just heard the last part of the story of Helen Keller. Our Special English program was written by Katherine Clarke and produced by Lawan Davis. I'm Shirley Griffith. VOICE ONE:And I'm Ray Freeman. Listen again next week to another People in America program on the Voice of America. Article/200803/31547

  One wild cart ride later they stood blinking in the sunlight outside Gringotts. Harry didn#39;t know where to run first now that he had a bag full of money. He didn#39;t have to know how many Galleons there were to a pound to know that he was holding more money than he#39;d had in his whole life ; more money than even Dudley had ever had.又一阵狂暴的小车旅程之后,一眨眼功夫他们就站在了古灵阁门外一片阳光灿烂的景象中,一开始哈利都不知道向哪边走,倒并不是说因为他现在拥有一大包的钱,他根本没必要知道多少金加隆等于多少英镑以确定他拥有的比他曾经所拥有的还要多的钱,这些钱也比德思礼所有的还要多。;Might as well get yer uniform,; said Hagrid, nodding toward Madam Malkin#39;s Robes for All Occasions. ;Listen, Harry, would yeh mind if I slipped off fer a pick-me-up in the Leaky Cauldron? I hate them Gringotts carts.; He did still look a bit sick, so Harry entered Madam Malkin#39;s shop alone, feeling nervous.;现在也可以买你的衣了。;海格冲着标有;适合各种场合的魔法长袍;字样的装店点了点头,;听着,哈利,如果我离开一会儿去#39;破釜#39;酒吧喝酒,你介不介意?我实在很讨厌那些古灵阁的小车。;他的确看上去脸色很差,好像生病了,所以哈利一个人进了马金夫人的店,有一点点紧张。Madam Malkin was a squat, smiling witch dressed all in mauve.马金夫人其实是矮胖、和善的女魔法师,一身淡紫色。;Hogwarts, dear?; she said, when Harry started to speak. ;Got the lot here ; another young man being fitted up just now, in fact.;;亲爱的,是霍格沃茨学校的吗?;哈利刚要开口说话,马金夫人便说:;你会在这里买到很多你需要的东西。事实上,刚刚就有一个青年人在这儿购买学校制。;In the back of the shop, a boy with a pale, pointed face was standing on a footstool while a second witch pinned up his long black robes. Madam Malkin stood Harry on a stool next to him slipped a long robe over his head, and began to pin it to the right length.在店铺的后面,一个面色苍白的尖脸男孩子站在板凳上,而另一个女魔法师正在缝制他的黑色的长法饱,马金夫人让哈利站到那男孩旁边的板凳上,把一件长法施从他头上套下去,开始把它裁剪到恰当的长度。;Hello,; said the boy, ;Hogwarts, too?;;嗨!;男孩说道:;你也是去霍格沃茨上学的吗?;;Yes,; said Harry.;是的。;哈利答道。;My father#39;s next door buying my books and mother#39;s up the street looking at wands,; said the boy. He had a bored, drawling voice. ;Then I#39;m going to drag them off to took at racing brooms. I don#39;t see why first years can#39;t have their own. I think I#39;ll bully father into getting me one and I#39;ll smuggle it in somehow.;;我爸爸正在隔壁帮我买书而妈妈正在帮我找魔杖。;男孩说,他的声音显得无精打采,;待会我还要拽着他们去买飞天扫帚,找不明白为什么第一年的新生不能拥有他们自己的扫帚,我想,我得设法让爸爸给我买一把扫帚,然后偷偷带去学校。;Harry was strongly reminded of Dudley.哈利不禁想起了达力。;Have you got your own broom?; the boy went on.;你有自己的扫帚了吗?;男孩继续问道。;No,; said Harry.;没有。;哈利答。;Play Quidditch at all?;;玩过魁地奇没有?;;No,; Harry said again, wondering what on earth Quidditch could be.;没有。;哈利很想知道魁地奇是什么东西。

  PART THREE - A YOUNG WOMAN AT THORNFIELDCHAPTER TWELVEThe Gypsy"I can prove that you're cold, and afraid, and a fool," she said. "Listen. You're cold, because you're alone. You're afraid, because you lack love. And you're a fool, because love is standing right in front of you, and you won't even try to fight for it!"I said nothing, only waited."If you really want it, happiness is waiting for you. Tell me, do you know the master of the house, Edward Rochester? What do you think of his relationship with Miss Blanche Ingram?""They seem to like one another.""Like one another?!" I'd say more than that. I think they'll get married. Clearly, they will be a very happy couple, but I did tell Miss Ingram something about the Rochester [-----1-----] that made her a little angry! If Miss Ingram meets a richer man, I think Mr. Rochester might lose his beautiful [-----2-----]...""Madam, I came to hear about my future, not Mr. Rochester's!" I shapped."All right then. Let me see your face. I see that feelings are important to you, but than common sense is your main guide in life. You will never do anything wrong or dishonest to hurt people. I like that about you... well, I must stop pretending now."Was I dreaming? The old woman's voice had changed, and become so familiar!"Well, Jane, do you know me?" asked the familiar voice. Mr. Rochester stepped out of his disguise.My face turned red. "Sir... you've been talking [-----3-----], to make me talk nonsense! It's not very fair.""Do you forgive me, Jane?""I am sure they are discussing the fortune teller. Oh, another man has come to see you today.""A stranger! I wasn't expecting anyone. Who can it be?""His name's Mason, sir, and he comes from the West Indies." 填空 :1.property2.bride3.nonsenseVocabulary FocusI said nothing, only waited:多年来孤独地寄人篱下的生活培养了简镇定、沉着与冷静的性格,尽管简意识到老妇人切中自己的情感要害,还是避而不答。 Article/200905/68653

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