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探索世界奥秘之Life Story(生命物语) 7They haven't changed because their environment has stayed the same. The water they live in bubbles up from deep in the earth, and so it's always the same temperature. But just meters away the environment is very different, away from the thermal vents with the ebb and flow of the water, the temperature fluctuates. Billions of years ago, bacteria were living here too, but as their living conditions changed, they changed as well. From one generation to the next, there were minute alterations. In themselves they were almost insignificant, but these tiny changes started the most amazing process. --Because if you add up enough tiny changes from generations through millions of generations, you can get a revolutionary transformation. From being simple bacteria the creatures in these pools became more complicated. Single cells became groups of cells, and groups of cells (became) early plants and animals, and the changes continued. Dozens of species became hundreds, and hundreds turned into tens of thousands. Parts of bodies were adapted to meet new challenges. Great leaps were made. A fish's fins over countless generations developed into legs and it became a reptile. Some reptiles developed feathers and became birds. Others became mammals in every shape and size from blue whale to baboon, every creature we see on the earth today including ourselves. All these happened. It's the miracle of evolution. The human body is just one branch in the huge sping tree of life that grew from those simple bacteria. Yet we carry with us the remnants of what has gone before us in our strange past, and there is a place we can go to see just one of those remnants, shaped by one of evolution's truly incredible transformations. It's inside my own head. All we need to do is go and find it. This is my eardrum, a thin skin stretched tight across my ear canal. But what I want to show you lies on the other side of my eardrum. This device can take me there. I'm inside a huge magnet with a field strong enough to lift a car clean off the ground. It's a magnetic resonant scanner and it can reveal layer by layer what's inside my head. Up to now, this has been the forefront of medical imaging, but we are about to take it one step further. By putting the medical scans together, we've created a 3-dimensional picture of my own head and I can look at any part of it that I want.words and expressionsthermal : Of, relating to, using, producing, or caused by heat.热的:有关、用、产生热的或由热造成的ebb and flow :潮的涨落,盛衰,消长minute:Exceptionally small; tiny微小的, 异常小的,极细微的baboon:狒狒remnant:A surviving trace or vestige:遗留下来的痕迹或者残余eardrum:耳膜field:magnetic field:磁场resonant :Producing or exhibiting resonance:共鸣的,共振的:产生或显示共鸣的200707/16007

So they are officially, as we said, the most beautiful twins in the world. They have been discovered. Sara and Bruna Gontijo from Brazil took the crown and er, in the show called Body Double, they've competed with 10 other sets of twins from around the world for the title of the world's most beautiful twins and they join us now, Sara and Bruna. Sara and Bruna and the executive producer of Body Double Kimberly Crows. Hello Kimberly, great to have you here. (Thank you. Thanks for having us) So first time in New York (Yeah). And you are college students. (Yes. Yes) In university. Yeah, psychology. In psychology. (Yeah) in psychology. Tell us how this. . how it works. How do people submit, how do you find twins all over the world? Well, we did a worldwide search, going to 6 different countries, er the UK, Australia, Brazil, China ur. . and, and the America and we did a worldwide search to find the most beautiful twins. So we asked them to come for interviews. We had 2-day interviews and um, these are our winners. Yeah. I, I know you, you just, you are working on your English, right? Yeah. You're, developing your English, So I don't know if this is too complicated a question, but do you ever switch dates? Did dates know. . . ? No. (Boyfriends? ) we never. . Never. Never? Oh, come on. You must be tempted. Ah? Yes. You must be tempted to switch dates sometimes, and say I don't like him, you take him. . . Do you think it's fun to switch? Yes. Er ha ha ha They say their boyfriends can't tell them apart sometimes. Personally I think they do it on purpose. And what happens now? What do they win and where do they go? They've won er, cash prizes. They won these beautiful necklaces, and (whoop) yeah, nice diamonds. Ah, and they are going to have modeling contracts. Hopefully though make a bid here in the ed States. That's what we are looking for . And you're gonna expand it and cover more countries around the world now? Yeah, this is our first year, so next year we this year went to six countries. Next year we'll probably double that. Is that they love modeling work with what they want, twins actually what they want? Yes they actually is . Um, they will have individual... Cause this is the same dress twice? Yeah, here you go. Hey, you're gonna look at the beautiful twice , what's better than that ? Congratulations to you! Thank you Can you say Good Morning America in Portuguese? Bom dja America.Thank you very much. It sounds good when they do it. 200809/50871

to carry the day ------ 占上风 英文释义To prevail against all opposition; to win. 例句After arguing with my colleagues for a whole afternoon, I finally was able to carry the day by patiently explaining their misunderstanding, and then they agreed with me.在和同事争论了一个下午之后,我终于占了上风。我耐心地解释了他们的误解之处,他们后来也同意了我。 /201610/466528

6第六单元 复印Conversation 1会话 1A:Could you copy this document for me?A:你能帮我复印这份报告吗?B:Its my pleasure. How many copies would you want?B:当然。你要几份?A:A hundred and fifty. No,wait,make that a hundred and sixty.A:—百五十份,不,等等,印一百六十份好了。B:Yes,sir. Will there be anything else?B:好的,先生。还有其他的事吗?A:No,thank you. That will be all for now.A:没有了,谢谢。目前没有别的事。B:Your document will be y in about ten minutes.B:这份报告大约十分钟就可以印好。Conversation 2会话 2A:Miss Liu,please come in.A:刘,请进来一下。B:What can I do for you,sir?B:我能为你做点什么,先生?A:Copy this report for me.A:帮我把这份报告复印了。B:OK. But which size should I use?B:但我应该用哪种尺寸的纸张?A:You should use the A4 paper is all right.A:你用A4的就可以了。B:l see. Should I have it bound?B:明白了,我需要把它装订好吗?A:It is unnecessary.A:没必要。B:That is all right.B:那好吧。 /201604/436537

Today has been declared Women’s No-pay Day. Equality Campaign Unison unions are highlighting the fact that the average woman working fulltime is paid only 80% of what her male counterpart earned per hour. It means that when you compare pay packets the average woman effectively works for nothing from today until the end of the year. Our Money reporter Bridget \ has been out in the bout with campaigners.It’s the height of rush-hour in centre London. And as commuters head for the office, campaigners are out in the bout handing out leaflets to highlight the gender gap which persists despite the fact that the Equal Pay Act was introduced 30 years ago. Now the Fawcett Society which campaigns for equal policy and the union Unison and joint forces to demand strong actions from government. They say that action on equal pay is so slow that it will take 80 years for women’s pay to catch up with men’s pay unless something is done.Official statistics show that the average full-time working woman owns 17% less per hour than her male equivalent. That means those women are losing out massively, earning 4,000 pounds less per year than men, effectively working for nothing from today until the end of the year. People I’ve been talking to are not impressed. I think it really is just a pant which ah, industry ... oh, yeah, I think it’s disgusting. Thinks about time it needs to be changed.Well, personally I believe performer does the same job as men should be paid equally. (But, it’s not.) No, I’m… It should be.Outrages, yeah, but then we will all know women always beyond men, meant they always have to prove themselves that a little bit more.Well, joining me now are Bronwyn McKenna from Unison and Katherine Rake from the Fawcett Society.Katherine, can I start with you first? Isn’t it a problem that many women that do different kinds of works, male don’t work part time?Well, that’s part of the problem that women are concentrate into different kinds of professions. But we’ve undervalued those professions for a very very long time. It’s main ritually that we pay car mechanists more than those look after our children. So we need to begin to address that comical valuation of women’s work. And where women do do the same jobs as men, why don’t they just demand equal pay? The law is there, to make sure that happens.No, the law is there, but one thing is that they don’t necessary know that it’s there. They’ve been paid unequally, because we’ve got very a pay systems. It’s very difficult for women to find out whether they’ve been paid equally. Secondary adress is that they know that those cases have enormous emotional penalty, can take many many years. And they know that decorates are often more long if they do take those cases. (OK.) The penalty is too big.OK. Bronwyn, given what we’ve heard here what do you think the government needs to do, because this situation hasn’t really improved. Did not? Has it?It hasn’t. The … has to be put on the employers. It’s employers’ legal responsibility to pay the staff. Employers should be required …the pay system, so we can be sure that the payments are followed.And Katherine said that these cases often take long time. That’s the case, isn’t it?That is the case. Unison has an experience about 40 years ago. We started to bring claims for women who were denied … pensions because they worked part time. Many of those cases happen to be resulted in women had literally died waiting for the cases to be concluded.OK. Thank you very much for talking to us. Well, late today campaigners will be meeting the Minister for Women Harriet Harman. And they will be pressurizing her on to revise and to strengthen the equality legislation in the next parliament.200805/40058

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