For the student who wants to improve his English quickly and learn about American customs firsthand, there is often an opportunity to live with an American family. There may be some disadvantages in this arrangement; however, I believe there are far more advantages.
First of all, the disadvantages may include lack of privacy and little opportunity to be independent. They will lose the chance of living on their own. Another drawback to living in an American home involves the possibility that the family may treat the student like a child. For example, the parents may want to decide who his friends should be and where he should go during his leisure time.
Even though there may be some disadvantages in living with an American family, the advantage far overweighs them. By taking part in a home-stay program, the student has an excellent opportunity to learn about American customs. Also, he will learn about many other aspects about American way of life, such as the way schools are run in the U nited States. And the family will no doubt make cerlain that he becomes acquainted with this new way of life, and soon he will feel at home.
Caucus goers met at sites around the state to show support for their candidate and be counted in the first contest of the 20xx Presidential nominating cycle.
This year the Iowa caucuses drew many first-time caucus-goers.
John Clark is one of them. He says that he took the time to caucus in order to make his voice heard.
"I feel like it's part of being American as you get the chance to do this, you get the chance to say what you believe in, and have a voice and vote."
Thanking his supporters, Ted Cruz relished in a major victory over Donald Trump, the national poll leader.
"Iowa has sent notice that the republican nominee in the next president of the United States will not be chosen by the media, will not be chosen by the Washington establishment, will not be chose by the lobbyists but will be chosen by the most incredible power for force where all sovereignty resides in our nation by we the people, the American people."
Trump is a controversial figure among Iowa voters.
"I think he can bring the rights to change the government back to the people."
"I can say I will not be supporting Trump. Our views just don't agree. I believe in equality and respect for all people and I don't think he does."
Despite a disappointing second place finish for the often bombastic real-estate mogul, Trump was gracious in conceding defeat.
"I am really honored. And I want to congratulate Ted and I want to congratulate all of the incredible candidates including Mike Huckabee."
Analysts say that Florida Senator Marco Rubio is likely to enjoy increased momentum going forward.
Rubio finished a solid third, just one percentage point behind Trump but well ahead of the rest of the GOP field.
Hillary Clinton endured a nail-biter of a night that finished in a virtual tie with Bernie Sanders.
Clinton says she will keep fighting on in her address to supporters.
"I want you to know I will keep doing what I have done my entire life. I will keep standing up for you. I will keep fighting for you. I will always work to achieve the America that I believe in where the promise of that dream that we hold out to our children and our grandchildren never fades but inspires generations to come. Join me, let's go win the nomination."
Although for many, tonight is just the beginning of a long slog to the two major parties national conventions in August, it also marks the end of the line for candidates who failed to gain traction.
Two contenders: Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, dropped out after poor showings today in Iowa.
Football is the most popular sport in the world, many teenagers take it as their career and they work on it with their passion. It is known to all that American people love sports so much and there are many excellent athletes there. However, soccer in America is not that popular.
When talking about American football, people will naturally think about the special equipment, such as in the American movies, people have to wear helmet to protect themselves. American football is different from soccer. Soccer is not that popular in United States as people in other nations have played. Many American people even don’t know the rules. Especially for the older people, they show little interest in it.
But the situation gets better for the young generation, many teenagers show much interest in soccer and their families give them great support. Soccer starts to become popular expression, which means the mothers drive the children to play game. American football team had made great improvement in the last World Cup. In the coming great match, more and more American public show much attention to it.
Steve Rogers was born in the Great Depression of a poor, vulnerable youth. Because of the news that the Nazis had invaded and invaded Europe in Europe, they wanted to join the army.
But because the infirm refused. Inadvertently learned that Steve Rogers's sincere desire of general Chester Phillips decided to give him a chance, let him take part in the rebirth program".
After several weeks of testing, Steve Rogers was injected with a super soldier serum and was bombarded with ultraviolet irradiation, and finally has the most perfect body of human beings.
Then he received a physical and tactical training. After three months, he has been as "Captain America" first job with indestructible shield and well versed in tactical mind, he put in the fight with the red skull, and eventually stop the red skull's evil plan, but he has therefore been frozen until 70 years after woke up.
American citizens emphasize on achievements and respect heroes.They have great sense in their hearts to praise success and heroes.Personal achievements are one of those with the highest value in Americans mind.Americans have very strong senses of success.Success is the pursuit of most Americans,it is their attractive future and the incentives for moving forward.They believe that one's personal value is equivalent to his achievements in his career.Some high achievers in their career such as entrepreneurs,scientists,artists and all kinds of super starts became modern heroes.The process and result of how they strived have become the frame of reference of social culture value and the real life text book for parents to educate their children.
What Is American Dream?
What is the American Dream? Is it the same for all Americans? Is it a myth? Is it simply a search for a better life? How has the American Dream changed over time? Some see their dreams wither and die while others see their dreams fulfilled. Why? Everyone has dreams abut a personally fulfilled life... and what is your dream?
The term American Dream was first used by James Adams in his book The Epic of America which was written in 1931. He states: The American Dream is that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement. It is a difficult dream for the European upper classes to interpret adequately, and too many of us ourselves have grown tired and mistrustful of it. It is not a dream of cars and high wages merely, but a dream of social order in which each man and each woman shall be able to get to the fullest stature of which they are capable, and be recognized by others for what they are, regardless of the fortuitous circumstances of birth or position."
In the united States' Declaration of Independence, our founding fathers state: "... all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness." Might this view be considered the foundation of the American Dream?
Were homesteaders who left the big cities of the east to find happiness and their piece of land in the unknown wilderness of the west pursuing these Rights? Were the immigrants who came to the United States looking for their bit of life, liberty, happiness and their Dream? And what did the desire of the veteran of World War II—to settle down, to have a home, a car and a family—tell us about this Dream? Is the American Dream attainable by all Americans? Would Martin Luther King feel his Dream was attained? Did Malcolm X realize his Dream?
最近，章老师用了一个妙招把我们班那些上课不认真的，不听课的同学全都改头换面，让他们上课认真。 课上，章老师对大家说：“我告诉你们，我报到名的以下同学都给我上课认真听，如果下课后能把上课的内容全都说出来，我就奖励谁，礼物你们自己说，但可是，如果在我的课上吵！那吵的人就来负责礼物，好吗？”大家沉默了一会儿，欢呼起来“好！”果然，大家都赞同这个意见。接下来，老师开始报名，有些人因为报到而开心；而有些人因为没报到而没有获礼物的而伤心——失落。 接着就开始上课。章老师说了几个表示“上，下，左，右……”的单词，她准备让3位同学来表示，2位同学来听另一位同学的“命令”来做动作。到最后，没想到章老师居然把吴浩和杨一翔叫了上讲台。一位同学说了一声“on”只见吴浩他俩立刻把受伤的书放在头顶。大家都很兴奋地笑起来，他们居然能听懂。 果然，章老师的办法很管用，在这个星期内，不仅今天这节课大家很认真，整个星期的三节课都很认真，我也好喜欢这个新的`英语课！
Look! This is my classroom.It’s very big.The doors are orange.The wall is white.There are two beautiful pictures on the wall.The fans are green and blue.The board is black. The shelf is near the board.There are many books on the shelf.The desks and chairs are brown.There are many classmates in the classroom.They are reading books.
My classroom is very nice and clean.I like my classroom.
For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a composition on the topic: Attend Your Classes Regularly。You should write at least 120 words following the outline given below in Chinese.
Attend Your Classes Regularly
Nowadays it is a very common phenomenon that some university students are late for or even absent from classes. And still there are some students who slip out of the classroom before the class is over. Class attendance has become a thorny problem to both the students and teachers.
In fact, it is very important for the students to attend their classes regularly. First, it will ensure you to catch up with the teachers in your learning. That is very helpful to you if you want to do a good job in your study. Second, attending classes regularly is a way of showing respect to your teachers ,too. Your teachers will feel bad if the students do not attend their classes, which, in turn, will affect their teaching and be no good for the students. Third, attending classes regularly will help to form a good habit of punctuality, which is of great importance for the students to do a good job in the future.
Therefore, we university students should form the good habit of attending our classes regularly from now on. And some day we’ll benefit from it.
Once there were two mice. They were friends. One mouse lived in the country; the other mouse lived in the city. After many years the Country mouse saw the City mouse; he said, "Do come and see me at my house in the country." So the City mouse went. The City mouse said, "This food is not good, and your house is not good. Why do you live in a hole in the field? You should come and live in the city. You would live in a nice house made of stone. You would have nice food to eat. You must come and see me at my house in the city."The Country mouse went to the house of the City mouse. It was a very good house. Nice food was set ready for them to eat. But just as they began to eat they heard a great noise. The City mouse cried, " Run! Run! The cat is coming!" They ran away quickly and hid.After some time they came out. When they came out, the Country mouse said, "I do not like living in the city. I like living in my hole in the field. For it is nicer to be poor and happy, than to be rich and afraid."
The concept of obtaining fresh water from icebergs that are towed to populated areas and arid regions of the world was once treated as a joke more appropriate to cartoons than real life.
But now it is being considered quite seriously by many nations, especially since scientists have warned that the human race will outgrow its fresh water supply faster than it runs out of food. Glaciers are a possible source of fresh water that has been overlooked until recently. Three-quarters of the Earth＇s fresh water supply is still tied up in glacial ice, a reservoir of untapped fresh water so immense that it could sustain all the rivers of the world for 1,000 years.
Floating on the oceans every year are 7,659 trillion metric tons of ice encased in 10000 icebergs that break away from the polar ice caps, more than ninety percent of them from Antarctica. Huge glaciers that stretch over the shallow continental shelf give birth to icebergs throughout the year. Icebergs are not like sea ice, which is formed when the sea itself freezes, rather, they are formed entirely on land, breaking off when glaciers spread over the sea. As they drift away from the polar region, icebergs sometimes move mysteriously in a direction opposite to the wind, pulled by subsurface currents. Because they melt more slowly than smaller pieces of ice, icebergs have been known to drift as far north as 35 degrees south of the equator in the Atlantic Ocean.
To corral them and steer them to parts of the world where they are needed would not be too difficult. The difficulty arises in other technical matters, such as the prevention of rapid melting in warmer climates and the funneling of fresh water to shore in great volume. But even if the icebergs lost half of their volume in towing, the water they could provide would be far cheaper than that produced by desalinization, or removing salt from water.
It has been a controversial topic whether abortion should be legalized or not for a long time. It has caused many debates in many countries around the world. Now, in some countries, abortion is legalized, but in some countries, if you have an abortion, you will be punished by the law. In my opinion, I think abortion should not be legalized. It should be banned, which is beneficial for the health of women and the development of the teenagers.
In many debates about the problem, people will talk about the human rights. The pro-choice groups may argue that women have the right of freedom and women have the right to chose whether or not to give birth to the child. We have no right to ask women to keep the foetus in their wombs. Indeed, women are free to choose, but, the foetus also have the right of life. If you had abortions, you deprived their right of life. Why don’t we protect the right of the foetus?
Besides, some of the pro-choice groups may argue that most of women who choose to have abortions are too young to take the responsibility for bringing up the child. If they give birth to the child, their future life may be unhappy. So, will their futures not be affected if they have abortions? No one is sure about the answer. I think that they may think they have no mistakes. Then, they will have abortion boldly and they will not restrict their actions. More teenagers may have sexual behaviour in school. All of these will affect their futures.
Therefore, I think that abortion should be banned. Firstly, abortion is harmful to women’s body and psyche. Sometimes, abortion may cause some gynecological diseases, and which may affect their whole life. Moreover, if girls have several abortions, their fertility will be affected. They may not be pregnant when they want to have children. Besides, the abortion actually is to kill the foetus. So this may make some mental shadows in their mind. Some women may have psychological problems because of it.
Secondly, it is not conducive to the development of the teenagers and young people. If abortion is legal, the teenagers will not afraid of being pregnant, and then they may not restrict their sexual behaviours. Thus, the teenagers and the young people will develop some bad habits of life. Some may be self-indulgent. Moreover, if they can have abortion arbitrarily, they may not realize that they should take responsibility for their behaviour. All of these will affect their development and futures.
All in all, the abortion is immoral and is harmful to women in body and psyche. Moreover, it may have bad influence on the teenagers. Therefore, we should not support the abortion. The abortion should be banned. The behaviour of the young people should be restricted. Thus, we can provide a better social environment for the teenagers and they can have good futures.
As is revealed in the cartoon, a boy is contemplating(认为) the true meaning of happiness. It is indeed a tough question for him: what is happiness? Making a huge sum of money, or winning true love, or keeping good health, or what? The picture is fairly thought-provoking(发人深省), which intends to convey to us this message: Due attention should be paid to the constant topic of human—happiness.
We can easily recognize the significance of attitude in terms of happiness. On the one hand, some have suffered a great deal but generally remain happy. Take the victims of Wen Chuan earthquake as an example, they lost their families and even something more precious, but they eventually stepped out of the pain to rebuild their home. On the other hand, people who have a relatively easy and comfortable life, and yet are essentially unhappy. Without a positive attitude or the determination to find the little happiness of life, you are destined to(注定) be grievous, no matter what kind of situation you are in.
Considering all the points discussed above, it is advisable that we highly value optimism and apply it in our studies and work. We are, therefore, supposed to take a rational attitude. Happiness is an attitude, not a condition, which lies in the unswerving efforts(坚持不懈的努力) to complete one’s life.
Calling for Safe Celebrations This Fourth of July June is Fireworks Eye Safety Awareness Month, and through its EyeSmart campaign the American Academy of Ophthalmology wants to remind consumers to leave fireworks to professionals. There is nothing worse than a Fourth of July celebration ruined by someone being hit in the eye a bottle rocket, said Dr. John C. Hagan, clinical correspondent for the Academy and an ophthalmologist at Discover Vision Centers in Kansas City. A safe celebration means letting trained professionals handle fireworks while you enjoy the show.
Even fireworks that many people consider safe represent a threat to the wyes. For children under the age of five, apparently harmless sparklers account for one-third of all fireworks injuries. Sparklers can burn at nearly 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit.