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第37期 第19天: 任务代码-寻找欧若拉

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欧若拉是北欧神话中掌管北极光的女神 。古罗马神话里的曙光女神,掌管北极光,代表旭日东升前的黎明。北极光是大自然赐给人类的美好礼物,欧若拉则是令人充满希望与期盼的女神。 一直祈祷可以收到大自然的礼物!

I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards. 

by Abraham Lincoln.


小白每日分享:

今天来讲穷二代罗伊斯:

对于心灵鸡汤控,罗伊斯同志绝对是个可以拉来作报告的励志典型。


 

1863年出生的亨利·罗伊斯(HenryRoyce),在五个孩子中年纪最小。

按家庭成份来划分,罗伊斯家属于破产小资。罗伊斯的爹曾经从教会那里租来一个面粉磨坊,可惜经营不善,倒闭之后不得不舍妻弃子去伦敦打拼。

就这样,只上了一年学的罗伊斯跟着父亲去了伦敦。在雾都,他靠卖报纸和送电报挣钱养家。

 

9岁那年,父亲病逝,小罗伊斯的童年更加艰难。最终,在姑妈资助下,14岁的罗伊斯进入大北方铁路公司(Great Northern Railway)当了学徒。

在这里,励志罗在机械方面的天赋开始显现,也积累了最初的工程技能。

可惜好景不长,三年后姑妈去世,罗伊斯的学徒生涯戛然而止。

 

几经辗转,罗伊斯在一家照明公司谋到了职位。19世纪末,以电气技术突破为标志的第二次工业革命方兴未艾。进入这家生产电气路灯的公司,罗伊斯的感觉想必就像这年头进了特斯拉或者BAT一样拉风。

 

3年后,21岁的罗伊斯攒够了20英镑,他拉来合作伙伴的50磅投资,决定辞职创业。一开始的创业历程相当顺利。凭借过硬的技术,罗伊斯成功开发出一系列家用高科技电气化物联设备。后来,天赋异禀的罗伊斯还开发明了发电机和电动起重机。

 

当他在1904年与富二代罗尔斯会面时,穷二代出身的罗伊斯已经是一家高科技上市企业的创始人兼首席技术官。(罗伊斯的公司在1899年成功发行了股票)

 

今天就讲到这里,明天我们来看富二代罗尔斯和穷二代罗伊斯碰撞出了怎样的火花~



一、DAY 18 题目解析:

PART 1: 

Save money

1. Did you save money when you were young?

事实性问题,有扩展地回答即可。

Yes, of course. As a kid, I’d like to collect lots of pocket money in order to buy my favorite toys, game players. Most of the time, I couldn’t wait for the day to come when the money is enough to buy those things. I spent it buying snacks instead.

 

2. Should parents give pocket money to their kids?

可以回答yes\no再加上原因进行扩展,也可以用it depends分情况讨论。比如适当给零花钱是应该的,给太多或者完全不给是不行的。                                       

It depends. Some children don’t have the ability of self-control. They would probably use the money to buy computer games which contain a large amount of violence, or evenbuy cigarettes or drugs. If proper instructions were given, giving pocket moneyis a good thing.

 

3. Do you think parents should teach children to save money?

这道题不出意外大家都会给出肯定的回答,后面接上原因和细节扩展即可。

Absolutely, even though there exists some potential hazard of giving pocket money, it is important for kids to have the sense of self management and the ability of doing preparation for the future.

 

PART 2

Describe a sport you watched and would like to try

You should say:

What sport it is

How you got to know it

Whether it is difficult to do

And explain why you would like to try it

这道题虽然有个“a sport you watched”前缀,但实质就是“你想做的运动”,无非在开头简单说一下什么时候在哪里看到过这个运动。对于喜欢运动的同学们,如果没有想做但还没做过的运动,其实挑一个你做过的说成没做过就行。不喜欢运动的同学只能挑一个你比较感兴趣,或者还比较好说的展开就行。(滑冰、冰球、冰壶、赛马、跳伞、潜水等等)

Last year, I went to a famous hotel to attend one of my friend’s wedding ceremony. I arrived there hours in advance so my friends invited me to do some leisure activities. What I had not expected was that he wanted me to take a shot in playing golf. That’s a sport I had just watched on television. Golf is a popular sport all over the world and I never played it. That was the first time for me to grab the club and hit the ball.

 

After that, I was interested in playing the sport. Golf has a reputation across the globe as the sport of rich people and also requires patience. Actually, golf requires a lot of patience and perseverance and the sense of perfect timing is also an important issue to play golf. Besides, it’s not as expensive as before.

 

For playing golf,one does not need a lot of preparations. But some specific things should be there before starting the sport. Firstly you should have your own club, and accordingly, I have bought three nice clubs to use during the tournament and for my regular practice, I have got two clubs of standard size and quality. I have also bought two dozens of balls for practice and six pieces for the tournament. I would like to play it as I do not have any previous experience. Moreover, the golf courses are decorated beautifully with greeneries,attractive spots and delicious foods. Besides, the air in the golf field isfresh due to the natural environment. Thereby, I want to take golf as one of my outdoor activities.

 

Describe a useful skill you learnt in a math class in school

You should say

What the skill was

When you had the class

Who taught you the skill

And explain why you think it was useful

这道题对于大多数同学而言不准备在考场上是绝对说不出来的,其实数学里有很多有用的小技巧都可以说,但前提是你得知道用英文怎么去描述它。这里提醒一下不要在你的描述里把这个skill说得太详细,大致是什么样的说出来就行。不然你说得难受,考官听得也头晕。

同时要注意一下,这道题是你在school学到的技巧,那么这个Skill势必是接地气的,不是那种专业性太强的技巧。

Back in the days of high school, I was just about 15 years old in Grade 10. I had been always one of the best students from elementary school to middle school. So I was pretty much confident that I wouldn’t have to make efforts to study mathematics. Even more, I thought sometimes I could ditch some of the math lessons to play  sports. Out of my expectation, the math course was totally different from those in previous nine years of schooling. It requires too much time of preparation,or you couldn’t understand those strange concepts at all.

 

One day, I was confused with an equation on the textbooks and I also couldn’t understand what my teacher’s explanation. It was really puzzling to most of us students at that time. All of a sudden, one of my classmates stood up, saying that it would beeasier to use Calculus to do the equation. Then he was invited to introduce the rules and principles of Calculus to us on the blackboard, showing how a high school math class could be related to a college math course. Almost all of us thought his instruction was far better than our teacher’s. It was amazing oreven unbelievable that he studied Advanced Mathematics by himself. From then on, such kind of equation would not be a problem to me. I thoroughly understood it and got relatively high marks in college entrance examination. I was so grateful that I met such a talent in high school. 

二、题目:

PART 1: 

Foreign food

1. Have you ever tried foreign food? 

2. Do you like to try new food? 

3. What kinds of new food have you tried recently?

 

PART 2

Describe a talkative person you know 

You should say

Who he or she is

How you got to know him or her

What he or she likes to talk about

And explain why this person talks a lot

Describe an interesting job you would like to do in the future

You should say

What job it would be

What qualities are required for this job

Whether it would bean easy job to do

And explain why you would like to do this job

请大家先自行回答,思路解析和示范音频会在明天公布。

能说的人part3:

1. Are you talkative?

2. What jobs need employees to be talkative?

3. Should children be encouraged to talk more?

 

工作part3

1. Is it hard to find an interesting job in China?

2. What kinds of preparation should people do for a job interview?

3. Why do some people keep changing their jobs?

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