The 64th Festival de Cannes 2011 launched with the first announcement that veteran actor（资深演员）,Robert De Niro,was handed theprestigious title chair of President of the Jury（评委会）,and Woody Allen＇s latest offering,Midnight in Paris,officially opened the 12-day,celebrity-packed（名人济济的）event on May 11.
U.S. Rep1. Jesse Jackson Jr2. is blaming Steve Jobs3 and Apple for destroying the fabric4 of American employment by creating an electronic device that promotes a paperless society. In a speech on April 15, 2011 from the House floor5, Jackson said Apple is contributing to6 a loss of American jobs by selling a device that results in the loss of thousands of jobs in the publishing and paper industry.
One day, an expert in time management1 was speaking to a group of students and, to drive home2 a point, used an illustration3 those students will never forget.As he stood in front of the group of overachievers4 he said,＂OK, time for a quiz5.＂He pulled out a one-gallon, wide-mouth jar and set it on the table in front of him. He also produced6 about a dozen fist-sized rocks and carefully placed them, one at a time, into the jar.
Movie stars with flawless complexions1, populating2 magazine pages and TV ads, lure the unsuspecting3 into buying numerous beauty products that promise miracles. The hope is that the creams, lotions, scents, and make-up4 will compensate for the Creator＇s5 flaw in making them lacking and imperfect. Most of us, women and men alike, succumb to6 this advertising pressure without a thought about whether these endless products are necessary or good for us and the Earth.
They take a hot water bottle1 to bed in summer and are ridiculed2 for wearing their coat indoors. But those who constantly feel cold may have the last laugh3, with a study linking low body temperature to a long life. Scientists suspect that the hormonal changes that conserve energy and heat - by slowing down metabolism-also extend life.4 The U.S. research could pave the way for5 a pill to increase lifespan6.
Wang Xiaofeng has spent 11 years working as a seamstress2. She’s employed by the Shanghai Unite Gold Textile Garment Company in Suzhou, which occupies a small site a few stories high in a building overlooking one of the city’s many famous canals. The tiny factory specializes in wedding dresses, which a handful of seamstresses can turn around3 in as quickly as ten days, depending on the amount of fabric. But Wang’s spent the past seven months working not on a wedding gown but an engagement dress.
Ashort amateur2 video of two kids smoking on a train was uploaded3 to one of China’s YouTube-like video sharing web sites4 Tuesday, quickly igniting an outcry5 and a lively discussion about China’s smoking problem — which seems almost impossible to tackle6. In the minute-long video, two young boys — probably three or four years old — are seen puffing7 and giggling while standing in the space connecting two cars on a moving train （Such connections are usually a default8 smoking section on Chinese trains, although the doors connecting the cars are normally open）.
A Melting Pot’s Spicy Hotpots 1Have you ever tried Sichuan’s well-known spicy hotpot？ While a large metal pot sits over the flames of a gas burner at the center of the dining table, various plates of meat, vegetables, mushrooms, and seafood are emptied into the simmering spicy soup stock. Pieces of the cooked food are retrieved from the pot and eaten after being dipped in sesame oil sauce. Because the stock is filled with red peppers, the hotpot is also called a ＂red pot＂.
1.More than half the guns recovered inout-of-state crimes last year were supplied by Georgia,Florida,Texas,Virginia and six other states where weak laws make it easy for gun traffickers and other criminals to obtain weapons.（The New York Times,Dec.23,08）解析：recovered in out-of-state crimes last year是过去分词短语作定语,修饰guns。where引导定语从句,修饰states。
一、大作文Directions：Write an essay of 160～200 words based on the following drawing.In your essay,you should：1.describe the drawing briefly,2.explain its intended meaning,and then 3.give your comments.You should write neatly on ANSWER SHE 2.读图审题考研英语（一）的大作文是图画作文,要求根据漫画或图表写一篇160～200字的议论文。
1.我要对此事进行调查研究。原译：I will make investigations and research into this matter.改译：I will make an investigation in to the matter.点评：改译更简洁,不带汉语味。2.我妻子经常逛儿童书店。原译：My wife often visits the children bookstores.改译：My wife often visits children’s bookstores.点评：children后面的所有格不能少。
Toy Story 3 is an American 3D comedy-adventure film. It is the third film in the Toy Story series. It was produced by Pixar and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The plot focuses on the toys Woody, Buzz, and the rest of their toy-box friends who are dumped （倾倒,扔弃） in a day-care center after their owner, Andy, departs for college.
This painting falls into the most famous Blue Period of Picasso-a dark, sad time in his life, when he created characteristically all his paintings by combining various tones of blue. In this beautiful painting, Picasso portrays a woman sitting with her arms crossed staring at the endless nothing, at the void1.