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40篇英语短文搞定高考3500个单词(8)

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22 

Sightseeing in the United Kingdom

观光联合王国




After the wedding, my cousin and his wife went to the United Kingdom for nationwide sightseeing. He faxeda letter to me in English yesterday. To my delight, he no longer made any tense error. And his description roughly clarified my questions about the UK–its currency, its administration, the institution which divides it into four provinces, and the historical conflicts and quarrels when Southern Ireland broke away from the UK.


Unwilling to leave out any attraction, my cousin arranged his enjoyable journey carefully. One attractive place he visited was a castle in the countryside of Scotland, which lies near a port. It used to be the headquarters of the Communism Union but broke down during the war. Finding nothing could take the place of this splendid architecture, people accomplished rebuilding it in1952. It was to their credit that all furnished rooms are consistent with what they used to be. My cousin was thrilled by its collections consistingof statueplus royal uniformfolded in glass tanks. Though there was no possibility to buy some of these exhibits, it was convenient to take photos, which he sent me along with his fax.


我的表弟和他妻子在举办了婚礼后到联合王国全国旅游观光去了。他昨天传真了一封英文信给我,让我高兴的是,他再也不犯时态错误了,而且他的描述粗略地向我阐明了关于英国的一些问题——它的货币啦,行政管理啦,分成四个行政区制度啦,还有在南爱尔兰脱离联合王国时发生的一些历史上的冲突争拗


因为不愿意漏掉任何一个景点,我表弟仔细地安排了他愉快的旅程。他参观的其中一个吸引人的地方是苏格兰乡村的一个城堡。城堡靠近一座港口,曾经是共产主义联盟会的总部,但是在战争中倒塌了。人们发现没有任何东西可以取代这座辉煌的建筑,于是在1952完成了重建。值得赞扬的是,所有配备家具的房间都和它们过去一致的。由雕像加折叠在玻璃柜里的皇家制服组成的收藏品使我表弟震撼不已。尽管没有可能购买这些展览品,拍照却很方便,他在传真中一起发给了我。

 23 

An Air Crash

飞机失事




I was a previous typist in a post office. Because I couldn’t tolerate typing any more postage bills or postcodes on a typewriter every day, I resigned. With a greedy motivation of making big money, I took up working as a business representative for the G.E Ecology Company, which produced goods by recycling useful materials from our dustbins. My new job left me good impressions in many aspects except that the working timetable was full of travelingby jets.


Once, when speeding up, our jet was swallowed by a thunderstorm, which destroyed our GPS receiver and made us lose sight of the directions. A constantly flashing light showed that our jet was in danger. A steward instantly asked us toput on masks and fasten the safety belts, and then pressed a button to switch on the escaping capsule. It slid sideways out of the opening at once and landed in a desert area safely. Lacking food and tablets, we were nervous and uncertain at first. But we allkept optimistic and made good adjustment to the situation.We swept up the surrounding mud to make our settlement and were back on our feet soon. Finally, guided by the smoke of our crashing jet, some local citizens came by carriages and saved us.


以前是一家邮局的打字员,因为忍受够了每天在打字机上打邮资账单或邮政编码,我辞了职。带着想挣大钱的贪婪动机,我开始给一家叫G.E生态公司的企业当商务代表,这家公司通过回收我们垃圾箱里的有用材料生产商品。我的新工作在多方面都给了我很好的印象,除了一点:乘飞机旅行挤满了我的工作时间表


有一次,我们的喷气飞机在加速时被一场雷暴吞没,不仅损坏了GPS信号接收器,还使我们看不见方向。一盏持续闪亮的灯说明我们的飞机正处在危险中。一名乘务员立刻让我们戴上面罩牢安全,接着下一枚按钮打开逃生仓电源,逃生仓马上侧着滑出出口,安全降落在一片荒凉的地区。因为缺少食品和药品,我们一开始都又紧张又心里没底,但是我们都保持乐观,做好调整适应这一新境况。我们打扫干净周围的泥土安顿下来,很快就恢复过来。最后,在我们坠机烟雾的指引下,一些当地的居民搭乘马车到来,我们都获救了。

 24 

An Amateur Journalist

业余记者




Jane is a housewife, but delighted to work as an amateur journalist. It is a dilemma for her to rush between family and work, and it is also unusual for the News Department to depend on an amateur to cover crimes. But Jane is really gifted. It is admirable that she is seldom accused of making mistakes. And, eager to become more professional, she concentrates on her job and updates herself now and then.


Once she is informed of a new case, her normal working process is as follows:first, she makes appointments with guilty people for interviews. So as to acquire accurate stories, she usually demands to record what they say. Meanwhile, a technically good colleague will assist her in taking photographs. Second, she assesses whether they are deliberately hiding the truth.If she is skeptical about their words, she will look into the case herself. Third, she writes thorough stories ahead of the deadline and submits it to the senior chief editor,who polishes and approves every section. Finally, her stories will be published in different editions of their magazine.


简是一名家庭主妇,但却非常乐意做一名业余记者。在家和工作之间奔波总是使她左右为难,而且对于新闻来说,依靠一名业余人员来报道罪案也是不同寻常的,但是简真的很有天赋让人钦佩的是她极少为犯错而受到责备。因为渴望做得更加专业,她全神贯注于工作,且时不时地就提升自身的业务水平。


一旦接到新案子通知,她通常的工作程序如下:首先,她和有罪的了作采访。为了获得准确的新闻,她通常要求做录音,同时,一位技术上好的同事协助她拍;接着,她对受采访的人是否有故意隐瞒真相作出评估。如果她怀疑他们的话,就会亲自调查案件;然后,她在截稿期限前写出详尽的报道,呈交高级主编,由他对每个部分润色批准;最后,她的新闻就发表在杂志的各个版本中了。

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