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Part . Network and networking.A. keywords. connection, systems, broadcasting, television, computers, relations,Vocabulary. costly.A1. Listen to a report about the word ;network;.Supply the explanation the word.New things in this world changed as fast as languages.Everyday, new words are created to deal with new ideas or new technology.New meanings also are added to existing words.A dictionary published years ago may show one or two meanings a word.A dictionary published today may list several more meanings the same word.;Network; is one such word.It combine two words: the first is ;net;, it means materials that are connected; the second is ;work;, one meaning of ;work; is a system.;Network; means a connection of systems that work together.The systems that networks connected can be very different. example, radio and television stations can be connected in the network, so can computers, and even people.Word expert Mild Matthew found written uses of the word ;network; in the late 1800.The word then was used as a verb, a word that shows action.At that time, ;network; meant the connection of real roads or other vehicles used travel.One publication said it is only a question of time when the railroads will network an area of the American West called the ;Pan Handle;.Another publication of the time said complete areas are network by trolley cars, which are a kind of electric train.Now we often hear network used in connections with broadcasting.The Barnhart Dictionary of New English says that as early as 19, people used it to mean a connected system of radio stations.This meaning continues to be popular.A more modern use of the word ;network; is linking to computers.A network is a system that links a number of computers together.Network make it possible people who use computers to share inmation in costly equipment.Many companies and government agencies share the same computer network.The computers are linked through a main computer or through special lines.Some people are able to do their jobs from their home computers.Computer network also permit an exchange of unofficial inmation and discussions between computer users.By linking their computers to telephones, people can buy goods through their computers.They can send messages to friends in many countries.Another modern use of the word ;network; concerns relations between people.Ideas and inmation are exchanged by people who network to share interests and goals.Many Americans network to get better jobs or to meet new friends.Meeting new friends by networking is not work though is fun.A. Now listen again, focus on the original use and modern use of the word ;network;.Supply the missing inmation.B. Keywords. wire, dormitories, high-speed Internet access, a top priority.Vocabulary. merger, pipeline, envision, priority, meager, budget, fraction,bulk, toll, mow down, simultaneously, antiquated.B1. Listen to a report about the Internet.Focus on the areas and examples that the Internet will bring changes in.Supply the missing inmation.The proposed merger of America Online and Time Warner anticipates an age when high-speed Internet access is everything.It will be a pipeline almost all the entertainment, communications and inmation that people consume.It is an era so distant to most Americans that they can hardly envision it.And yet it aly exists.In fact, it the only world today college students know.Colleges across the ed States have spent hundreds of millions of dollars in recent years wiring dormitories high-speed Internet access.When admissions people go out and talk to students these days, the students always ask: ;Do you have a high-speed network? ;Indeed, today students, having high-speed Internet access is top priority.They base their housing decisions on it, and restructure their meager student budgets to afd it.College administrators acknowledge that academic pursuits are just a fraction of the activity on their campus networks.The bulk of the traffic consist of data containing music files, instant messages, toll-free phone calls, e-commerce orders, online games and just about anything.At a high-rise dorm at the university of Southern Calinia, walking down the hallway on the eighth floor almost any time of the day, youre likely to hear students in seperate rooms shouting at each other: ;you killed me.;As they mow each other down in online games played over the network.Friends from the opposite ends of the floor simultaneously make the elevators.Theyve just messaged each other by computer that ;it time to head off to the dining commons.;To them, knocking on someone door is a antiquated th century tradition.Today students register classes, get the homework assignments, research papers and attend professors ;virtual office hours; on line.Some universities even post course lectures on the net, so that students can review them any time they wish.Just as one of the students put it: ;We live our lives over the Internet.;B. Now discuss the following questions after youve heard the report.1. When you choose a university, will you consider high-speed Internet access a top priority? Why or Why not?. What facilities do you think are a must that a university should offer in the future?3. What do you think of attending professors ;virtual office hours; on line? It is better than the traditional way? 1836

Famous Americans-Jim Henson and The Muppets; The Doors; peculiar versus freaky; ambiance versus environment; to wet (one) whistleWords:suburbpuppetmarionettebehind-the-scenesto featureto negotiaterightsto come down withpsychedelicto hallucinateto portrayto be inductedpeculiarweirdambianceenvironmentto wet (one) whistle

American Way of Life美国人的生活方式Throughout their history, Americans have been people on the move. The early immigrants had to travel to get to the New World. Once they arrived, they settled along the East Coast. But they werent content to stay there. Explorers and traders journeyed to the unknown western territories. Later, settlers moved west to develop these new areas.纵观整个历史,美国一直是个迁移的民族早期的移民者必须长途跋涉才能抵达新大陆,他们到达后就会沿着东岸定居,但却不满于长居此地,冒险家和商人旅行至未知的西部地区稍后,移民者也向西迁移去开发这些新地区As a result of this westward migration, Americans eventually occupied the whole continent-from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Even today, Americans seem unable to stay put. Research says that the average American moves every five years.由于向西迁移,美国人最后占据了整块新大陆——从大西洋到太平洋即使到今天,美国人似乎仍然无法在一地久居根据研究,美国人平均每五年要搬一次家Besides their habit of changing addresses, Americans are used to traveling. Some people make long-distance commutes to work daily. Their jobs may even require them to take frequent business trips. Most companies provide an annual vacation their employees, and people often use that time to travel.除了搬家的习惯以外,美国人也很习惯旅行有些人每天上下班得做长距离的通勤,工作上甚至经常需要因公旅行大部分的公司每年会提供年假给员工,人们通常会利用这段时间去旅行Some people just visit friends or relatives in distant states. Others go on low-budget weekend excursions and stay in economy motels. Those with more expensive tastes choose luxurious resorts and hotels. Camping out in the great outdoors appeals to adventurous types. Some travel in recreational vehicles (RVs) to camp out in comt, while others ;rough it; by sleeping in tents.有些人去远一点的其他州拜访朋友或亲戚,有些则在周末有个经济的小假期,并住在花费不高的旅馆里品位较昂贵的人选择豪华的度假地点和饭店;绝佳的户外露营则吸引冒险型的人有些人开着旅行车出游,以舒适的方式露营;有些人则睡帐篷尝试野外生活Most Americans prefer to travel within their nation borders. Why? one thing, it cheaper than traveling abroad, and there no language problem. But besides that, the vast American territory offers numerous tourist attractions.大部分美国人比较喜欢在国内旅游,为什么呢?其中一个原因是,国内旅游比国外旅游便宜,也没有语言交流的问题但除此原因以外,占地极广的美国国土提供了许多能吸引游客的地点Nations lovers can enjoy beaches, mountains, canyons, lakes and a wealth of natural wonders. Major cities offer visitors a multitude of urban delights. The convenience of modern freeways, railways and airplanes makes travel in America as easy as pie.爱好大自然的人可以到海滩、山上、峡谷、湖泊和很多大自然奇景地区游览大城市也提供给游客们很多都市形态的现代高速公路、铁路和飞机使得在美国旅行很容易 0

Voice 1: Thank you joining us Spotlight! I’m Rebekah Schipper.声音1:谢谢大家收听重点报道节目我是瑞贝卡·席佩尔Voice : And I’m Liz Waid.声音:我是利兹·韦德Voice 3: It is Born声音3:诞生Here I came to the very edge在这里,我来到边缘,where nothing at all needs saying,无需多言everything is absorbed through weather and the sea,一切都被天气和大海所吸收and the moon swam back,月光回归its rays all silvered,银色光线闪耀and time and again the darkness would be broken黑暗再次被打破by the crash of a wave,被一道道浪花击破and every day on the balcony of the sea,每天在海边的露台,wings open, fire is born,张开翅膀,火光诞生and everything is blue again, like morning.如早上一样,所有的一切再度湛蓝Voice : What did you think of when you heard this poem? Could you hear the waves crashing against the sandy shore? Could you see the silver moon? Could you see the beautiful blue colour it speaks of? This poem talks about the birth of fire. Could you imagine fire being born on the sea?声音:你听到这首诗的时候想到了什么?你能听到海浪拍打沙滩的声音吗?你能看到银色的月光吗?你能看到诗里提到的漂亮蓝色吗?这首诗讲的是火光的诞生你能想象火焰在海上燃烧起来的情景吗?译文属 6

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