Later this year, thousands of Olympians will march into London under flapping flags, and the global TV audience will be treated to a romanticized version of the city, with helicopter shots of Big Ben1 competing for time against footage2 of Buckingham Palace3 guards staring stone-faced4 into the unsteadily distance and double-deckel5 buses bouncing through too-narrow streets.
You hear it all the time： We humans are social animals. We need to spend time together to be happy and functional, and we extract a vast array of benefits from maintaining intimate relationships and associating with groups.
One day, two men were traveling together. They suddenly came across a bear. One of the men climbed quickly into a tree, and tried to hide himself among its branches.The other man fell down and lay on the ground.
Aconsultant psychiatrist2 friend, on his recent appointment to a new job, was so disgusted by the detrimental3 effect of the unch of junk food on his patients＇ successfully banned vending4 ecked consumption health that he machines chocolates, fizzy drinks5 and crisps6 from the h selling ospital grounds.
It＇s 2012. We＇re bored to death1 with debates about the hijab2. Why women wear it？ All this talk neglects the role of fashion in the hijab＇s popularity. It＇s just easier to be afashionable Muslim in Britain these days -- walk down Oxford street and stereotypes3 of the hijab as bland4 and restrictive are laughable.
Passage 1 World Population Projections： Solving Environmental Issues
Our planet＇s human population was around one billion in 1804, two billion in 1927, three billion in 1959, four billion in 1974, five billion in 1987, six billion in 1999, and seven billion in 2011, and it is expected to be about eight billion in 2025.
The Costume Institute Gala, known as the Met Ball and nicknamed （给.....取绰号） the ＂Oscars of the East Coast＂, is an annual ball that celebrates the annual opening of the Metropolitan （大都市的） Muse- um＇s fashion exhibit at the Costume Institute.
A presidential election was held in France on 22 April 2012, with a second round runoff （同票数侯选者间的决胜选举） held on 6 May to elect the President of France. The incumbent （现任者） Nicolas Sarkozy was running for a second successive and final term in the election.
Claude Monet （1840-1925） was a groundbreaking forerunner of Impressionism1. His serene2, classic series of water lily paintings, with their dreamlike atmosphere and vivid colors, continue to provide strong inspiration for abstract artists worldwide.