2020.12 六级第一套 recording one
Did you know that Americans were approximately three times the amount of space we had 50 years ago? Therefore, you'd think we'd have sufficient room for all of our possessions.
On the contrary, the personal storage business is now a growing industry. We've got triple the space, but we've become such enthusiastic consumers that we require even more.
This phenomenon has resulted in significant credit card debt, enormous environmental
footprints. And perhaps not coincidentally our happiness levels have failed to increase over the same half century.
l'm here to suggest an alternative that having less might actually be a preferable decision. Many of us have experienced at some stage the pleasure of possessing less.
I propose that less stuff and less space can not only help you economize, but also simplify your life. I recently started an innovative project to discover some creative solutions that offered me everything I required.
By purchasing an apartment that was 40 square meters instead of 60, I immediately saved $ 200, 000. Smaller space leads to reduced utility bills and also a smaller carbon footprint, because it's designed around an edited collection and possessions limited to my favorite stuff.
I'm really excited to live there. How can we live more basically? Firstly, we must ruthlessly cut the unnecessary objects out of our lives.
To stem consumption, we should think before we buy and ask ourselves: "Will it truly make me happier? " Obviously, we should possess some great stuff, but we want belongings that we're going to love for years.
Secondly, we require space efficiency. We want appliances that are designed for use most of the time, not for occasional use.
Why own a six-burner stove
3.long for 渴望
"What is she saying?"
"You don't even know 'norito'?"
"It's something like a Shinto spell."
It is because light travels faster than sound that some people look brilliant before sounding stupid.
Millions long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.
I met your mother through Facebook. So, if Facebook didn't exist, neither would you, my little angel.
When I was a teenager, I had lots of hair on my head and none on my chest. Now it's just the opposite.
The term 'greenhouse effect' is often used when people talk about global changes of climate nowadays.
Each of you must work hard for a lifetime, and only then will you be able to maintain a relationship.
Experts say only about 15 percent of happiness comes from income, assets and other financial factors.
In Chinese, 'dumpling' and 'first exchange' are homophones, so they have a rich cultural association.
3.needless to say 毫无疑问
I missed a step on the stairs and I'm afraid I sprained my ankle.
When Kevin graduated from college in 1998，he began studying for a Ph.D. in physics.
The couple doesn't fight often these days，but they used to a lot.
This will be a good opportunity for me to use my language skills to my advantage.
The ball hit him on the left side of the head.
Then we visited Washington D.C.，the capital of the United States of American.
We will only consider placing an order，if you reduce the price by 5%.
Never did I dream that I would take first place in the piano contest.
Air as well as sunlight is，needless to say，indispensable to our daily life.
What is still better is that the house has a beautiful garden.
Level 4-Day 5 George W Bush Jr
George W Bush Jr
George W Bush Junior was inaugurated as the 43rd President of the United States on January 20, 2001.
Of course, people knew that he was the son of the 41st President, George H-W Bush.
He had also been governor of Texas since 1994.
However, aside from this, he was not very well known outside of Texas.
Why then, did so many people want him to run for president in 2000?
Many Republicans thought that the Democrats could be defeated in 2000, but they themselves lacked a candidate with strong appeal.
As the election approached, leading Republicans worried about whom to support. Some of the most powerful Republicans were state governors.
They began to look around at each other for a possible candidate.
Most eyes turn to George w Bush, the governor of Texas.
In November 1998, bush was reelected as governor by an impressive margin.
By now, bush was the leading Republican candidate in the polls.
Of course, one advantage that Governor Bush had was a familiar name.
In fact, when he did well in some early polls, it is likely that some people really voted for his father.
They thought that George H-W Bush was running again.
The Bush family was able to swing a lot of support to George W.
It also helped that his brother Jeb was now governor of Florida.
Parents George and Barbara were both born in Eastern United States.
But in 1948, George moved to Texas, where he made a big fortune in the oil business.
He went into politics in the 1960s and 70s, and served in a number of important positions.
He was Ronald Reagan's Vice President from 1981 to 1989, and president from 1989 to 1993.
George W was born in 1946, the oldest of the Bush children.
Three more brothers and two sisters were also born.
The younger sister died of leukemia as a child.
George W attended the same prestigious Eastern colleges as his father.
Then he came back to Texas and was a fighter pilot with the Texas Air National Guard.
During the early 70s, He wandered from place to place, trying different jobs.
After attending a Harvard Business school from 1972 to 1975, he came back to Texas and started his own oil exploration company.
Although it wasn't as profitable as his father's company, he eventually sold his stock shares for a considerable amount of money.
In 1978, he ran for the Senate of the United States, but was defeated.
He became closely involved in his father's campaign for president in 1988.
Here, he developed a lot of the political skills he was later able to use to run for office himself.
In 1989, back in Texas, George W organized a group that bought the Texas Rangers baseball team.
He later sold the team in 1998 and made a $14000000 profit in 1994.
He surprised the political world by defeating the incumbent governor of Texas.
As governor, he pushed ahead with an energetic program which reflected neo conservative values.
However, George W did not appear as an ideologist to people.
Even his opponents were willing to work with him.
When he ran for president in 2000, Bush described himself as a compassionate conservative.
Only time will tell how successful Bush will be as US President.
2020.12 六级第一套 Passage Two
I work in advertising and I like to keep up with current trends.
Mainly because l'm aware that we live in an image obsessed world.
However, when I first started my job, occasionally l'd catch a glimpse of myself in the lifts and find myself thinking that I looked a total mess.
Was I being held back by my choice of clothing? The short answer is yes, especially when clients are quick to judge you on your style rather than your work.
But no one can be unique with their outfit every day. I mean that's why uniforms were invented. So here's what I did, created my own uniform.
Now, I never worry about what l'm wearing in the morning, even if I do get a bit tired of just wearing the same classic pieces.
Overall, when it comes to work, you have to ask yourself, “Will looking smarter enhance my ability to do my job?" For some, this question may not be an issue at all.
Especially if you work remotely and rarely see your colleagues or clients face to face. But if your job involves interacting with other people, the answer to this is often yes.
So rather than fighting the system, I think we should just do whatever helps us to achieve our goals at work. If that means playing it safe with your image, then let's face it. It's probably worth it.
Question 12: What do we learn about the speaker when she first started her job?
Question 13: Why were uniforms invented according to speaker?
Question 14: What does speaker say about looking smarter?
Question 15: What does the speaker advise people to do in an image obsessed world?
2.in spite of 尽管
5.up to the minute of 直到
Just because a certain book does not interest readers does not mean that the fault lies in the book.
I don't think that it is possible to generalize a whole nation, and say how all
Japanese people are.
In spite of the fact that drinking alcohol damages their bodies, many people still like to drink it.
I don't like it when mathematicians who know much more than I do can't express themselves explicitly.
Kids these days think that any issue in life can be resolved as easily as restarting a computer game.
Making this matter public would have an effect on our sales, so we're going to overlook it this once.
Because people in the world don't speak the same language, much effort is now devoted to translation.
I am very sorry that I have to ask you to change the meeting date to March 6 due to personal reasons.
Older couples often appreciate cash more than gifts because they neither need nor have room for them.
He was so healthy up to the minute of his sudden death. You really never know what might happen next.