I am standing by the kitchen window onthis one of the first days of real gar-dening weather here in central Maine.I watch as my 8-year-old son, Anton, works, un-bidden‘, pulling weeds from his small strawberryplot. Every so often he pauses, like the little manhe is, and wipes his brow with his shirt sleeve.Then he digs in anew^2. He is tireless.
People from all over the world come to the Salisbury Plain^2 in England at the summer solstice^3-the time when the day is the longest and the night is the shortest. They come because Stonehenge is a mysterious monument^4 from prehistory^5. No one knows who put up the great megaliths^6 of Stonehenge. No one knows why Stonehenge was important to those people. Yet the mystery of Stonehenge interests many people.
Film is a medium that might have been especially made for America, a vast country which, by the beginning of the twentieth century, had a large immigrant population, many of whom could hardly speak English. These people would have had little use for the theatre, even if they lived within easy distance of one, or for most of the books they could buy because they did not have enough English.
Terry Schiavo was an American woman who had been living unconsciously on a feeding tube for 15 years. She had her tube removed under court haling on March 18, and was peacefully starved to death within the following two weeks. In 2003, a terminally ill Chinese peasant, Wang Mingcheng,who suffered from stomach cancer, heart disease, hepatitis B and asthma, asked for euthanasia. But his request was rejected by all hospitals as euthanasia is still against law in China.
A student‘s initial studies at a medieval university centered around the traditional liberal arts curriculum. The trivium consisted of grammar, rhetoric, and logic, and the quadrivium was comprised of arithmetic, geometry, astronomy,and music. 1) All classes were conducted in which provided a common means of communication for students, regardless of their coun-try of origin. Basically, medieval university instruction used the lecture method. The word lecture is derived from Latin and means “to read.”
Question: Hello, Teacher Joe. I am a university student preparing for the CET4, but now I am so puzzled. You have said that reading is the best way to learn new words, much more effective than just reading a dictionary. I agre ewith you, as reading a dictionary often makes me forget the words. But, in what way can reading help me to pass the CET4? The test contains many new words that I have never seen. How should I prepare for it?