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PTE口语Read Aloud 158道机经集锦

Many holidays in the United States are on Mondays. This means that most workers have a three-day weekend. On summer holidays, friends and relatives get together and have a barbecue or picnic. Children usually run and play while the adults prepare the food and talk.

The Bayeux tapestry is among the most famous examples of embroidery. The art probably antedates that of weaving. Needlework is mentioned in the Vedas and in Exodus in the Bible. In ancient Egypt, gold was used for the decorative stitches, which often covered the entire garment.

Child language brokers are children or young people who translate or interpret on behalf of family members or others who do not speak the local language. When settling into a new country, children often learn the local language more rapidly than their parents and other adults.

The origins of security systems are obscure, but techniques for protecting the household, such as the use of locks and barred windows, are very ancient. As civilizations developed, the distinction between passive and active security was recognized.

The life of Rudyard Kipling, the renowned English writer, was troubled by several events. At the age of five, when he could already read, he was taken to England for his education – his parents were living in India when he was born –, but he was beaten and bullied by his guardians.

Counterfeiting of currency has become a major threat to many countries and their economies. As a result, nations are declaring demonetization and introducing new currency in order to keep the counterfeiting at a bay.

Philately is the study of postage stamps, stamped envelopes, postmarks, postcards, and other materials relating to postal delivery. The term philately is also related to the activity of collecting these items. The term was coined in 1864 by Georges Herpin, a Frenchman: from the Greek philos, which means “love”, and ateleia, which means “that which is tax-free”.

The fruit juice, which was sometimes made into concentrate, was ideal for making wine. Some of this yield found its way to bootleggers throughout America who did just that. But not for long, because the government stepped in and banned the sale of grape juice, preventing illegal wine production. Vineyards stopped being planted, and the American wine industry ground to a halt.

PTE口试部分有6-7道Read Aloud题。每题的基础分值完全取决于题目的长短,文本最大字数限制是60字,其对应分值为2分。其他字数按照对应百分比递减。

Farmers have always depended on both honeybees and native bees to pollinate crops. As honeybees die together in large numbers, wild bees are needed more than ever - but they, too, are disappearing. The dense network of plant-pollinator relationships has deteriorated.

Some cultures attribute certain qualities to certain colours. For example, in Europe, most people associate green with health, hope, and youth. However, some people in the United States relate this colour to death and ill health. In some Asian regions, the same shade is associated with fertility and joy.

Aldine Franco of the University of East Anglia is one of the scientists who studied the storks’ use of landfills in Portugal. GPS tracking devices on 17 birds showed that the landfill life might mean up to 100-kilometer round-trips to feed healthy distances, but far shorter than their historic migration routes.

I am extremely grateful for the advice I got which encouraged me to take my final year project forward after university. I entered a number of business start-up competitions and was awarded the funding I needed to set up my own business. It completely changed my life. Although I had actually had a graduate scheme lined up after graduating, I decided to take the risk and start my own company. Things took off surprisingly quickly and I can honestly say that I have never had any regrets about my decision.

Pushpins are used to hang papers on bulletin boards. They have a sharp metal point and a cylinder plastic top. Users hold the pushpin by the plastic top and push the sharp metal point into the cork of a bulletin board. Pushpins are popular in modern classrooms.

A lack of imagination on the part of the writer, the director and the actors results in slapstick comedy and innuendoes in dialogues. The steering is light and precise, the pedals are equally effortless and the six-speed gearbox slots slickly from one gear to the next. Today’s shifting is nearly effortless thanks to precise spring-loaded mechanisms coaxing the chain from one gear to the next.

The question is asked: “How is understanding possible?” The technique for thinking of this approach is that, while Scripture is “something past a standard substance,” Scripture is in the principle examination “content” which individuals endeavour to appreciate; in this sense, the benchmarks of seeing any substance apply to the Bible additionally paying little regard to whatever other additional, especially philosophical gauges are considered.

Unlike the United Kingdom, which has taken a relatively restrictive approach to the possession of arms, the United States has taken a more lenient approach. In the United States, three models have evolved regarding the interpretation of the meaning of the right to bear and keep arms as delineated in the Second Amendment.

Mega droughts are comparable in severity to the worst droughts of the 20th century but are of much longer duration. A mega drought in the American Southwest would impose unprecedented stress on the limited water resources of the area, making it critical to evaluate future risks.

加上Oral Fluency 以及 Pronunciation 两项,Read Aloud 的对应分数是12分

At the end of this year, we will launch the Cup Class boats. So these will be about twice the power. The sailors are down in cockpits, unlike today. A lot of the power is being generated by these four grinders that are providing hydraulic power, and that energy is being used to control the flying surface, the hydrofoil and is also being used to control the wing and the flaps, effectively the engine, of what we have.

The discovery of universal gravitation displays all the features of the new way of scientific reasoning which is now so familiar to us. The discovery starts off with Newton associating the Moon’s behaviour with the behaviour of rocks falling on the ground.

Many scientists think colours change how we feel. In a recent experiment, people looked at colours and matched them to feelings. The results were very interesting. For example, many people say black makes them feel sad, but white – the “opposite” of black – is not a happy colour.

Progress was not entirely smooth. The South Sea Bubble burst in 1720 and the coffee house exchanges burned down in 1748. As late as Big Bang in 1986, when bowler hats were finally hung up, you wouldn’t have bet the farm on London surpassing New York, Frankfurt and Tokyo as Mammon’s international nexus.

A guy called Mark used to perform interesting social experiments. One of them involved unethically taking umbrellas from restaurants. Usually, on any rainy day, he walks into the restaurant and says that he had been forgetting his umbrella the previous day. Without any further due, the staff takes him to the collection of forgotten umbrellas. He happily picks one and leaves.

Persian tents, usually circular, were early noted for rich hangings and rugs. Army tents developed by ancient people include the small, skin-covered tents of the Greeks and the Roman tents of canvas supported by two upright poles and a ridgepole.

Humans do ask themselves these and many other kinds of questions, questions that have no relevance, indeed make little sense, in the context of evolved needs and goals. What marks out humans is our capacity to go beyond our naturally-defined goals such as the need to find food, shelter or a mate and to establish human-created goals.

Surface active sites of crystals often govern their relevant surface chemistry, yet to monitor them in situ in real atmosphere remains a challenge. Using surface-specific sum-frequency spectroscopy, we identified the surface phonon mode associated with various active sites.

The defining question about global order for this generation is whether China and the United States can escape Thucydides’s Trap. The Greek historian’s metaphor reminds us of the attendant dangers when a rising power rivals a ruling power—as Athens challenged Sparta in ancient Greece, or as Germany rose to rival Britain a century ago.


Disintegration control endeavours have dependably been of outrageous significance. Submerged weirs divert the most harming streams, and the highest point of the falls have additionally been fortified. In June 1969, the Niagara river was totally redirected far from the American Falls for a while through development of an impermanent shake and earth dam.

Yellow is the most optimistic color, yet surprisingly, people lose their tempers most often in yellow rooms and babies cry more in them. The reason may be that yellow is the hardest color on the eye. On the other hand, it speeds metabolism and enhances concentration; think of yellow legal pads and post-it notes.

Many families live in this apartment building. Each apartment has its own kitchen, living room, bathroom, and bedrooms. Some apartments have one bedroom and some have two bedrooms. The apartments on the first floor have a patio and the apartments on the other floors have balconies. All of them have air conditioning.

Auroras are produced by the reaction of our planet’s magnetosphere and ions from solar winds. This spectacle of incomparable beauty produces columns of light of varying colors. Sodium ions create yellow light, nitrogen creates violet, and oxygen ions create green light.

The recent contest of Justice Band was supposedly lip sync and had ended up disappointing several fans. Also, it was reported that two people died in the stampede at the end due to poor organization and lack of proper arrangements for the attendees.

A young man from a small provincial town – a man without independent wealth, without powerful family connections and without a university education – moved to London in the late 1580’s and, in a remarkably short time, became the greatest playwright not of his age alone but of all time. How was this achievement of magnitude made? How did Shakespeare become Shakespeare?

Free trade is an economic policy under which the government does not interfere with trade. No tariffs are applied to imports or exports, and people are allowed to trade goods and services as they please. Supply and demand dictates the prices for which goods and services sell and are the only factors that determine how resources are allocated in society.

Informal letters are friendly. They tell the reader what you did recently and what you plan to do soon. They also include interesting information about relatives and friends. Sending photos with a letter is a good idea. You have to organize what you want to say. You also have to spell the words correctly and write clear sentences.


Although movie critics have never considered George Lucas an auteur, for untold millions of “Star Wars” fans he remains an unrivaled fount of entertainment. Peter Jackson, director of the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, has said that Mr. Lucas is “the Thomas Edison of the modern film industry.”

Many families are fleeing their native countries due to sectarian repression and political uprisings. Consequently, thousands of people have been stranded in foreign lands for months; other families have gone missing in the sea, marooned in small boats, as the neighbouring foreign countries refuse to take them in.

Albert Einstein is deemed as one of the most intelligent human being ever. A peak into Einstein’s childhood shows that almost all of his teachers and his peers thought that Einstein was a misfit and a dull child; in the same connection, he was also expelled from his school for being unruly and careless towards his coursework.

Lincoln’s apparently radical change of mind about his war power to emancipate slaves was caused by the escalating scope of war, which convinced him that any measure to weaken the Confederacy and strengthen the Union war effort was justifiable as a military necessity.

DeLone and McLean’s model has been criticized by some authors. Indeed, this model is specific to contexts of voluntary use of information technology. The usage variable remains a success variable of information systems if the user himself decides to adopt or reject the technology. However, for mandatory uses, such as for ERP systems, the use of the technology is obvious. The success of information systems cannot, therefore, be measured by usage.

Global warming is defined as an increase in the average temperature of the earth’s atmosphere. This trend began in the middle of the 20th century and is one of the major environmental concerns of scientists and governmental officials worldwide. The changes in temperature result mostly from the effect of increased concentrations of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere.

Trade unions originated in Europe during the industrial revolution. Because of the machinery that had become commonplace, skilled labor became less in demand so employers had nearly all of the bargaining power. Employers mistreated the workers and paid them too little for the work they did. Trade unions were organized that would help in the improvement of working conditions.

Forest fires are causing a major problem in our environment. Due to forest fires, we are also prone to issues such as deforestation and loss of balance in the ecosystem. Therefore, we must make sure that people are aware of the consequences of forest fires.

The weather satellite is a type of satellite that is primarily used to monitor the weather and climate of the Earth. Satellites can be polar orbiting, covering the entire Earth asynchronously, or geostationary, hovering over the same spot on the equator.

Tesla actually worked for Edison early in his career. Edison offered to pay him the modern equivalent of a million dollars to fix the problems he was having with his DC generators and motors. Tesla fixed Edison’s machines and when he asked for the money he was promised, Edison laughed him off and had this to say, Tesla, you don’t understand our American humor.

注意力集中在topic sentences 以及多次重复的单词上

The head of a prominent Latino business organization is leaving his job amid allegations of financial impropriety and sexual harassment. Late Monday, directors of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce announced that the group’s president and chief executive, Javier Palomarez, would step aside.

We cannot hold ten thousand words in our short-term memory. We cannot see ultraviolet light. We cannot mentally rotate an object in the fourth dimension. And perhaps we cannot solve conundrums like free will and sentience.

It can, nonetheless, be checked tentatively that no surface is impeccably smooth and that at whatever point there is a propensity for two bodies in contact to move in respect to each other, or to compel known as the constrain of rubbing has a tendency to keep the relative movement. The numerical examination of compelling of rubbing relies on upon specific presumptions which are typified in the alleged laws.

Does language affect how we see the world? Long ago there was a researcher and anthropologist by the name of Sapir, who merged some of his studies with the studies of a young linguist by the name of Whorf. Together they came up with what we now know as the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis. I believe that the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis explains some of our interpersonal miscommunication.

The aim of our research was to explore how moving home at a young age affected the development of pre-school children. There are many different reasons why families choose to move home, some of which are positive and some less so.

Researchers have found that some blind people can move about using echolocation. This technique uses clicking sounds made by the tongue and listening to the echoes produced by these clicks. Other animals that use this technique include dolphins and bats.

English pioneers in exploration found an instrument for colonization in companies of merchant adventurers, which had long been employed in carrying on commerce with foreign countries. Such a corporation was composed of many persons of different ranks of society.

Three professors from Hamburg University’s medical faculty travelled last month to Engberg’s sitting room in East Berlin to test her on the work she carried out in pre-war Germany.


Security was extra tight around Windsor with marksmen on rooftops, officers mingling in the crowd and police with sniffer dogs patrolling the route. However, the only public disturbance was a streaker who broke away from the crowd and was quickly apprehended by police.

Howard believed that all clouds belonged to three distinct groups: cumulus, stratus, and cirrus. He added a fourth category, Nimbus, to describe a cloud “in the act of condensation into rain, hail or snow”. It is by observing how clouds change colour and shape that weather can be predicted, and as long as the first three types of cloud keep their normal shape, there won’t be any rain.

Unions take the power out of the employer’s hands on many issues. There are examples of cases where workers were engaging in sexual or racial harassment, but were protected by their unions and allowed to keep their jobs. Poor workers and excellent workers often receive the same pay and raises, giving no reason for a person to work harder than necessary at their job.

The word hacker has always been associated with breaking into systems and gaining access in an unethical fashion. The actions done by hackers have always been condemned in most of the cases. But the pioneers in computer science have however termed the people who get a kick out of breaking into system and overriding them as crackers but not hackers.

German lawmakers should urge their counterparts in Brussels to push incentives for only zero-emission vehicles to be registered by 2030, the weekly news magazine said, citing a decision taken in a Bundesrat meeting.

The border itself between Mexico and United States is fraught with a mix of urban and desert terrain and spans over 1900 miles. Both the uninhabited areas of the border and urban areas are where the most drug trafficking and illegal crossings take place. Crime is prevalent in urban cities like El Paso, Texas and San Diego, California.

New York City is abbreviated NYC. It is nicknamed the “Big Apple” because of its size and the influence it has around the world. The Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, the New York Stock Exchange, the Empire State Building, and Broadway are all located in the city.

How would you feel about spending months on the road travelling solo from the UK to China, by bike? For British cyclist Pete Jones, camping rough and cycling long distances through inhospitable terrain are second nature. Mr Jones is currently undertaking a mammoth trip across the Eurasian continent from Britain to China.

The Grand Canyon is 277 miles long, up to 18 miles wide and attains a depth of over a mile. While the specific geologic processes and timing that formed the Grand Canyon are the subject of debate by geologists, recent evidence suggests the Colorado River established its course through the canyon at least 17 million years ago.

The researchers enlisted real mothers and infants and quantified their interactions, which fell into four categories. One: babies wanted to maximize the amount of time smiling at their mothers. Two: they wanted to maximise the time the mothers smiled at them. Three: they wanted to experience simultaneous smiling, and four: no smiling at all.

Cheerful sunny yellow is an attention getter. While it is considered an optimistic color, people lose their tempers more often in yellow rooms, and babies will cry more. It is the most difficult color for the eye to take in, so it can be overpowering if overused. Yellow enhances concentration, hence its use for legal pads. It also speeds metabolism.

Hepatic failure and dying due to a paracetamol overdose are quite uncommon outcomes in Western countries. Accidental paediatric supratherapeutic ingestions can be easily avoided through risk assessment and risk management.

The big question now is how much these epigenetic changes actually influence the next generation. Barres is now comparing father’s’ sperm to the cord blood of their babies, to find out. But the finding suggests a mechanism by which our actions, our eating habits, our fitness, can affect our children. Which might make you wonder: what should you be eating?


Natural gas is currently widely used in the industrial sector, as it is utilized as an energy vector for chemical or physical processes which require the generation of heat, electricity, steam, etc. In present days, the consumption of petroleum, coal, and natural gas as energy vectors represents nearly 90% of their use.

Botanists intrigued by biology think about cooperation of plants with different living beings and the earth. Other field botanists hunt to discover new species or do investigations to find how plants develop under various conditions. A few botanists concentrate on the structure of plants. They may work in the field, focusing on the example of the entire plant.

Schools, government offices, post offices, and some stores are closed on Memorial Day. Memorial Day is the start of the summer recreational season in the United States. Politicians give speeches, and the President of the United States puts a wreath on the Grave of the Unknowns.

As far as politics go, the responses are just as varied. Mitigation is common and calls for a reduction of emissions and less reliance on fossil fuels. Coal burning power plants are now replaced with hydraulic power plants and electrical cars are replacing some gasoline efficient cars. Many people, however, feel that this is not enough.

Wellington is at the south-western tip of the North Island on Cook Strait, separating the North and South Islands. On a clear day, the snow capped Kaikoura Ranges are visible to the south across the strait. With a latitude of 41° South, Wellington is the southernmost capital city in the world.

The most important issue is concerned with the problem of funding. Social services receive different donations or grants from the government. However, these sums are not sufficient for the solution of all problems. The second most important issue consists in the huge spending. The money, social services achieve, is not enough for normal functioning. The third problem, affecting human services is the lack of skilled and experienced employees.

Children start kindergarten when they are five years old. Kindergarten classes are three to four hours long. Students go to kindergarten Monday through Friday. Kindergarten classrooms have short tables and small chairs. They also have picture books, coloring books, crayons, thick pencils, and toys.

Roman writers and orators began to expand their imaginative and intellectual horizons and refine the Latin language through the study of Greek literature. Early Roman literature had two kinds the recording and examination of public life and behavior through life stories of famous men, and the particularly Roman art of satirical comedy and drama.

Beauty contests, whether it’s Miss Universe or Miss Teen International, are demeaning to women and out of sync with the times. Opponents say that they are nothing more than symbols of decline. Since Australians Jennifer Hawkins and Lauryn Eagle were crowned Miss Universe and Miss Teen International respectively, there has been a dramatic increase in interest in beauty pageants in this country.


According to a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, cheetahs are heading toward extinction, and different conservation efforts are needed to protect the species. The study cites an alarmingly low population estimate of only 7,100 cheetahs remaining worldwide, with most found in six African countries.

Pushpins, also known as thumbtacks for bulletin boards, are very popular in corporate offices. They are used to hang daily office documents. Normally, pushpins have a metal point and a top with a cylindrical shape head whereas bulletin boards are made out of cork. It is a very useful tool for employees and managers as they mainly use it to hang memos, calendars, work manuals, and others.

With a capacity for employing 3,800 faculty members, and providing world class education to 33,000 students, Boston University, located in Massachusetts, and generally referred to as BU, is a nonsectarian organisation. However, history proves its affiliation with the United Methodist Church.

Alexander sought after Bessus eastbound until he was gotten and slaughtered. At that point, wishing to join the most easterly parts of the Persian Empire into his own, he battled in focal Asia. It was a rough, ice chomped crusade, which raised pressures inside his own particular armed force and, at last, would prompt Alexander slaughtering two of his dearest companions.

Moods may also have an effect on how information is processed, by influencing the extent to which judges rely on pre-existing, internal information, or focus on new external information. Positive moods promote more holistic and top-down processing style, while negative moods recruit more stimulus – driven and bottom- up processing.

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On 2 January 1959, the Soviets launched Luna I, their first lunar probe. Tracking data was obtained for Space Track by the Goldstone site of the California Institute of Technology, which verified that the probe had headed for the moon.

That sounds really good. I’d just like to say that I’m really pleased we’ve got a deal, and I think this venture is going to be a great success for both of us. I’m sure we’re going to have a long and profitable relationship. Now I think it’s time to celebrate.

The Office of Personnel Management was the target of the attack, but data from nearly every government agency was stolen. U.S. investigators say they believe Chinese hackers were behind the breach.

The reprocessing of spent nuclear fuels is one of the key processes in the nuclear fuel cycle. The conventional method suffers from many drawbacks in reprocessing of nuclear fuel from the view point of cost and minimization of waste.


Irons are used to iron clothes, sheets, and curtains. Electric irons have temperature settings: hot, warm, cool, and permanent press. Some clothes are permanent press and require only a light touch up with a warm iron. Others are made from materials that wrinkle easily and need to be pressed with a hot iron.

Researchers gathered 160 uncaffeinated adults, people who consumed less than 500 milligrams of caffeine a week. These decaf subjects looked at pictures of various objects, then took either a placebo or a pill containing 200 milligrams of caffeine. That’s roughly the amount you’d get from two cups of coffee.

According to latest IMD (India meteorological department) report the real time rainfall statistics for the pre-monsoon 2016 season India has received128.2 mm rain against the normal rainfall for the season as 131.5 mm (departure -3%). Out of 36 sub meteorological divisions, 8 met subdivision received excess, 16 normal, 9 deficient and 3 scanty rainfalls. Scientists at IMD are expecting El-Nina phenomena will influence the forthcoming monsoon.

The brain is divided into two hemispheres, called the left and right hemispheres. Each hemisphere provided a different set of functions, behaviors, and controls. The right hemisphere is often called the creative side of the brain, while the left hemisphere is the logical or analytical side of brain.

With increasing number of innovations in the field of A.I, we can surely say that we are going to witness a lot of development and miracles in our lives. Probably, the employment patterns and schemes might entirely change. We might actually have an employment revolution.

Introverts (or those of us with introverted tendencies) tend to recharge by spending time alone. They lose energy from being around people for long periods of time, particularly large crowds. Extroverts, on the other hand, gain energy from other people. Extroverts actually find their energy is sapped when they spend too much time alone. They recharge by being social.

Historically what has been used to estimate bats has been photographic estimates, visual estimates, mark-recapture estimates, and those have been highly prone to bias. “Newer technology, like thermal imaging cameras is accurate, but expensive. So at a time of epic bat mortality-due to, for example, the fungal white nose syndrome that’s wiping out bats in Canada and the U.S”

Before papyrus paper was discovered, ancient Egyptians carved their writings on wood and stone slabs, which took tedious efforts to move from one place to another. Papyrus was also rubbed with sandpaper to achieve a smooth finish.

Another administration option is to bake marijuana at a relatively low temperature to kill any dangerous microorganisms and then allow that patient to eat it or drink it. Both of these methods of administration make smoking the drug unnecessary. However, criticism of medical marijuana has also been raised because as a natural plant, it cannot be patented and marketed by pharmaceutical companies and is unlikely to win widespread medical acceptance.

The Soviet republic was renamed the Republic of Kazakhstan on December 10, 1991, which declared its independence six days later, on December 16, 1991. The Soviet Union was disbanded on December 26, 1991 by the Soviet of Nationalities. The Republic of Kazakhstan, the legal successor to the Kazakh SSR, was admitted to the United Nations on March 2, 1992.

意思的理解对于Read Aloud而言非常重要。有时候搞明白了句子到底在说什么,才能真正明白该怎样去读它。

No words without chicken essence There are several percentages of 61%, 51%.

In the fast-changing world of modern healthcare, the job of a doctor is more and more like the job of a chief executive. The people who run hospitals and physicians’ practices don’t just need to know medicine. They must also be able to balance budgets, motivate a large and diverse staff and make difficult marketing and legal decisions.

The problem begins with the alphabet itself. Building a spelling system for English using letters that come from Latin – despite the two languages not sharing exactly the same set of sounds – is like building a playroom using an IKEA office set.

With businesses now working more frequently with international clients, there is a growing need for an awareness of appropriate behavior when dealing with other cultures. With misunderstandings about time, greetings and dress codes being common, many organizations are now training their staff in what is acceptable or unacceptable when working with different cultures.

Another factor which affected the development of the concept of positive law was the contrast which the Sophists and the Cynics made between “law” and “nature”. They conceived law as a tyrant that makes men act contrary to nature. However, this does not mean that those who get mesmerized by the nature are roughnecks!

All non-human animals are constrained by the tools that nature has bequeathed them through natural selection. They are not capable of striving towards truth; they simply absorb information, and behave in ways useful for their survival. The kinds of knowledge they require of the world have been largely pre-selected by evolution.

The first signs of anaemia are feeling tired all the time without any identifiable reason i.e. you are not recovering from an illness. You will also suffer from heart palpitations as your heart works harder to pump the extra oxygen-carrying blood needed around your body.

In the photo, the wild cat’s huge paws are clamped onto the side of the white safari Jeep in which Chappell was a passenger. Almost as tall as the Jeep on her hind legs, she appears to be forcing her muzzle into the back window.

While the Republican field is packed with male candidates, so far, some of the sharpest Clinton critiques have come from women.

Chinese rulers have succumbed to the temptation to pay off spiraling debts simply by printing money. Inflationary scourges ravaged dynasty after dynasty, with both the Mongols and Mao Zedong’s Communists seizing power in a country eviscerated by depreciated paper.

At random times throughout the day, the program asked some 2,200 participants what they were doing, what they were thinking about and how they felt. It turns out that people spend nearly half their waking hours thinking about something other than what they’re doing. And that whether and where their thoughts tend to stray is a better predictor of their feelings than what they’re actually up to.

Homelands are revising their opinions of their diasporas as the stigma attached to emigration declines, and stepping up their engagement efforts; meanwhile, host countries are witnessing more assertive diasporic groups within their own national communities, worrying about fifth columns and foreign lobbies, and suffering outbreaks of ‘diasporaphobia’.

Ever since I remembered, father woke up early, made breakfast for us all and read newspaper. After that, he would go to work. He worked as a writer.

As a consequence of the 1961 military coup, more extensive changes affected the structure of the South Korean government. The Supreme Council for National Reconstruction took over the National Assembly, which had been abolished. Despite the fact that the office of president was preserved, its powers were actually handed over to the Supreme Council.

The numbers on US student debt, after all, are truly staggering. The average 2015 US university graduate who took out loans to help pay for tuition enters the workforce with $35,000 in student debt.

Bookstores sell books, magazines, newspapers, calendars, and stationery. Large bookstores have a separate section for children. The bookcases in the children’s section are shorter so children can reach the books. Books in bookstores are categorized by subjects. For example, cookbooks are in one location and history books are in another.

The method was developed by Willard Libby in the late 1940s and soon became a standard tool for archaeologists. Libby received the Nobel Prize for his work in 1960. The radiocarbon dating method is based on the fact that radiocarbon is constantly being created in the atmosphere.

In a world where the climate is changing at a rate not exceeded in the geological record, the Arctic is on the front lines, experiencing the most rapid warming of any region on the planet. Once considered remote and disconnected, now we know that changes within the Arctic can have a direct impact on the rest of the world.

Advertising and public relations are interdisciplinary, complex and creative practices. Advertising agencies are made up of multiple departments, such as creative, research, media, traffic, planning and account management.

Road accidents have become a major reason for about 1/5th of the total deaths in USA. This trend indicates that carelessness and rash driving is killing many people. Hence, following lane, traffic and safety rules is a must to stay alive on the road.

A laptop computer is different from a desktop computer. Laptops are smaller, lighter, and sometimes they have less storage space. Laptop computers allow users to check their email, write letters, and browse the Internet while they are away from their home or office. Most laptops cost from $400 to over $1,500.

This finding is understandable in certain cases in spite of its high significance; that is because energy efficiency of building operation just represents a single aspect of sustainability.

Truck driving is a very underrated profession in the current occupations and it is one of the few occupations which require highly trained and competent professionals without whom the whole economy of a country can take a hit. Delivering goods has happened via roadways with the usage of trucks since ages and is not going change soon.

Transhumanism has been emerging as a fad in our recent times. With increasing development and progress in technical and scientific development, transhumanists believe that we can overcome our limitations as human beings and evolve to something greater.

Many people have heard of jet streams, which are rivers of air in Earth’s atmosphere that travel at heights of between 20,000 and 45,000 feet. Meteorological jet streams separate colder air from warmer air, and the winds of these phenomena can reach speeds of up to 200 miles per hour.

Starfish have hard, calcified skin, which shields them from most predators, and many wear striking hues that cover them or frighten away potential assailants. Simply marine creatures, there are no freshwater ocean stars, and just a couple live in saline water. Past their particular shape, ocean stars are celebrated for their capacity to recover appendages, and at times, whole bodies.

Eight hundred years before the plague epidemic known as the Black Death killed as many as 20 million people in Western Europe, a similar scourge decimated the population of the Byzantine Empire. The Justinian plague—named for Emperor Justinian I, who himself was struck with the disease, but survived—broke out between A.D. 541 and 544.


Modern buildings have to achieve certain performance requirements, at least to satisfy those of building codes, to provide a safe, healthy, and comfortable environment. However, these conditioned environments demand resources in energy and materials, which are both limited in supply, to build and operate.

The speaker reminisces about his views of the English Revolution when he was a student and how it seemed quite clear which side he was on - the aristocrats’, not the puritans’. Later he realised there was more to it than that and there were several ways of interpreting the Revolution: as a struggle between the king and parliament, as a class war or as an unpredictable situation without clear sides.

Twice a year, people in the United States change the time on their clocks and watches. In spring they turn their clocks forward one hour. In fall they turn them back one hour. The time change means that in spring people lose an hour and in fall they gain an hour.

Welfare has a special political meaning to the United States because it refers to how the poor receive financial aid. In comparison, welfare services are regarded as a universal right in other regions like Europe, where it is believed that all citizens should be able to obtain a minimal level of social support and well-being.

Since Plato, philosophers have described the decision-making process as either rational or emotional: we carefully deliberate or we “blink” and go with our gut. But as scientists break open the mind’s black box with the latest tools of neuroscience, they’re discovering that this not how the mind works. Our best decisions are a finely tuned blend of both feeling and reason - and the precise mix depends on the situation.

A total of five ozone ascents were taken at Bharati station (Indian mission) Antarctica during April to June, 2016. As the stratospheric temperatures reduced to -82.24 C on 20th June, 2016 indicating the formation of stratospheric clouds which may lead to depletion of the ozone concentration in the stratosphere, leading scientists at Bharti station feared that Montreal Accord has not succeed to control emission of ozone depleting gases in atmosphere.

Marie Curie was the first woman scientist to ever be universally recognized, and the first one to ever be awarded the Nobel Prize. Furthermore, she has also been the only Polish woman to be acknowledged as a great French patriot. Her discovery of radioactivity – along with her husband –, was just the beginning of a bright career.

A smoking ban is a public policy that includes criminal laws and health regulations that prohibit smoking in certain public places and workspaces. There are varying definitions of smoking employed in this legislation. The strictest definitions define smoking as being the inhalation of any tobacco substance while the loosest define smoking as possessing any lit tobacco product.

Advanced showcasing is an umbrella term for the greater part of your internet advertising endeavours. Organizations use advanced channels, for example, Google seek, web-based social networking, email, and their sites to associate with their present and forthcoming customers. The truth is, individuals invest twice as much energy online as they used to 12 years prior.

The quest for a user-friendly copyright regime began a decade ago when the Hong Kong government launched a public consultation on “Copyright Protection in the Digital Environment” in December 2006.

On Halloween, children go trick-or-treating. They wear costumes and masks. They walk from house to house and knock on the doors. When someone opens the door, they say “trick-or-treat”. The person gives them a piece of candy. Some people give pencils, small toys, popcorn balls, or apples.

Then the researchers thought, what if they could tap into this energy to develop a sort of sweat-powered “bio battery”? Their proof-of-concept setup topped out at only about 4 microwatts of juice-not even enough to run a watch. But with better electronics, exercising in the future could make dirty clothes and some clean energy.

The primary application we’re targeting at first is to give people a decision aid during rehabilitation, following an acute knee injury, to help them understand when they can perform particular activities, and when they can move to different intensities of particular activities. " A useful thing to take a crack at.

Skydiving is somewhat of a game including a skydiver to fall down from a plane while it is flying and parachuting to the ground. Skydiving should be possible exclusively and with loads of individuals. The hop can likewise be produced using a helicopter or the base of a hot air swell or a plane from 4000m or 13,000 ft. Skydiving can be an extremely energizing game.

Migrating is not a new concept, the idea of moving somewhere else that’s more fitting with the way you want to live your life or how you think. But with telecommuting becoming ever popular, and as companies push to become more global, the task has become very easy.

The craft of papermaking spread throughout the world and remained a relatively small-scale artisan activity until the period of industrialization came along in the 19th century. We must also remember that paper is not only used for printing literature, but also war plans, for the creation of paper money, and for people to write their own thoughts.

The USA has urged the United Nations Security Council to convene an emergency meeting of member states to deal with North Korea’s intransigence and warmongering behaviour. North Korea’s testing of nuclear bombs and medium-range ballistic missiles, along with military exercises near the South Korean border, has increased tension in the Korean peninsula. The USA also wants to discuss the failure of the economic sanction.

Triglycerides are the unwanted extra energy that a human body does not need. When consumed in excess, these fat cells affect the inflammatory cytokines, debilitating the body’s tendency to deal with extra sugar produced in the blood.

Intuition, or sixth sense, is our capacity to see the inconspicuous measurement or he concealed universe of blessed messengers, apparitions, Heaven (Swarga), and so on. It likewise incorporates our capacity to comprehend the unobtrusive circumstances and end-results relationship behind numerous occasions, which is outside the ability to grasp the judgment. Extrasensory observation (ESP), perceptiveness, feeling, and instinct are synonymous with intuition or inconspicuous recognition capacity.

Over time, humans have invented objects which make life easier for themselves. Because of this, a quote “necessity is the mother of invention”, was written. The quote means that a lack of something should inspire someone to create something to fill that empty space.

流利度是口语发音的一个重要评分标准。在Read Aloud题型中,同学们要充分利用40秒的准备时间,识别句子中不认识的单词,在朗读时,如果发音错误,不要重复,直接跳过这个单词往下读,不要影响整个的流利度。

A pair of scissors has two blades. Each blade is sharp on its inside edge. Scissors also have handles. You should always carry scissors by their handles with the points of the blades facing down. To cut a piece of paper with a pair of scissors, you grip the handles and pull them outward.

Akimbo, this must be one of the odder-looking words in the language and puzzles us in part because it doesn’t seem to have any relatives. What’s more, it is now virtually a fossil word, until recently almost invariably found in arms akimbo, a posture in which a person stands with hands on hips and elbows sharply bent outward, one that signals impatience, hostility or contempt.

This is an exceptionally positive and glad Matsuri (celebration) which commends the begin of spring and the sensitive magnificence of the falling cherry blooms from the Sakura tree. It is otherwise called the bloom watching celebration. The cherry blooms are viewed as an image of life’s momentary nature and that magnificence is just brief. Families and companions accumulate under the cherry trees, have picnics, and gatherings.

We have attempted to provide as accurate information as possible to assist all students with the exam preparation. Please note, however, that due to the accuracy of the memory, there may be subtle differences in words and phrases. When in actual exams, please carefully read the questions before using any of the sample.

The Great Depression began in the United States as an ordinary recession in the summer of 1929. The downturn became markedly worse, however, in late 1929 and continued until early 1933. Real output and prices fell precipitously.

Currently, integration is increasingly needed in the business environment. This need emerges from the efficiency and synergy requirements necessary in a complex and 19 turbulent environment. In other words, integration is needed to facilitate coordination which is again related to the building of competitive advantage.

Technology has become essential in education. In order to give learners, the skill sets needed to thrive in a twenty-first-century world, many countries around the world have started to incorporate technology in the educational environment.

Trump has threatened to declare China, a currency manipulator, but experts say he has little legal or economic basis to take such a step. He has also threatened to impose a tariff of up to 45 percent on Chinese imports if Beijing doesn’t “behave” a move that could lead to a trade war and damage the economies of both nations.

Sugar cookies are popular in December. Sugar cookies are made with flour, powdered sugar, butter, eggs, baking soda, and vanilla. The cookie dough is rolled flat and cut with cookie cutters. Popular shapes are stars, snowmen, wreaths, candy canes, and angels. The cookies are baked in a 350-degree oven for about 8 minutes.

To use food coupons, you need to make a list of what you need to buy at the grocery store. Look for coupons in newspapers, magazines, on the Internet, and in stores. Then, organize the coupons according to product type or date of expiration. When you go to the checkout stand, give the coupons to the cashier.

Domestication is an evolutionary, rather than a political, development. They were more likely to survive and prosper in an alliance with humans than on their own. Humans provided the animals with food and protection, in exchange for which the animals provided the humans with their milk and eggs and their flesh.

Who do you think is the most glamorous person? A biotechnologist who led his company in international research, an ordinary welder who gained international fame through his work, or a photographer complimented widely for a series of photos?

The insults and criticism were not unexpected. What was surprising was people’s enthusiasm about the competition. Thousands have participated in the discussion.

Flag Day is not a federal holiday, so schools, banks, and government offices are open. On Flag Day, people display the American flag. They fly the flag in front of their houses or businesses. Some civic organizations have special flag ceremonies with patriotic music.

Many of the immigrants to America in colonial days were capitalists themselves, in a small or a large way, and paid their own passage. What proportion of the colonists were able to finance their voyage across the sea is a matter of pure conjecture? Undoubtedly a very considerable number could do so.

Homeless people don’t have a place to live. They sleep in parks and under freeways. Some homeless people ask strangers for money. They use this money to buy food and personal items like clothes, soap, and toothpaste. Some homeless people use the money to buy alcohol or drugs.

Dr. Jan Vijg of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine has made a heavily qualified assertion that the maximum human lifespan is 115 years, plus or minus a bit. It’s a trend-based analysis, an examination of the global lifespan data as it stands.