2019


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To Lease(租赁) or Not to Lease
出租或不出租

Planning to lease a car because you don’t think you can afford to buy? Think again. Leasing can end up being just as expensive as buying.
因为你觉得买不起车而打算租车?再想想。租赁最终可能和购买一样昂贵。

Most people think about leasing because they believe it will cost them less money. They’re right-it is cheaper, but only in the short term. For example, if you were to lease anew Subaru Forester, you might pay $300 per month for the car. If you were to buy the same car, you would pay about $400 per month. Over a three-year, you would save $3600-a big savings. But after your lease is over, you have to give the car back.
大多数人考虑租房是因为他们相信租房会花更少的钱。他们是对的,它更便宜,但只是短期内。例如,如果你要租一辆新的斯巴鲁森林人,你可能每月支付300美元的汽车。如果你要买同一辆车,你每月大约要付400美元。三年后,你可以省下3600美元,这是一笔很大的储蓄。但你的租约到期后,你必须把车还给我。

Many people want to lease because they can drive a more expensive car than they might otherwise be able to afford. For example, if you spend $300 monthly on a car, you might be able to lease a new Ford Explorer. For the same price, you might have to buy a used Explorer, or buy a new but much less expensive model. A lease, therefore, allows you to drive the latest models of more expensive cars. However, whatever car you can afford to buy you get to keep it, and it will always have a resell or trade-in(以新旧换)value if you want to upgrade to a new car later.
很多人想租车是因为他们可以开一辆比他们负担得起的更贵的车。例如,如果你每月花300美元买一辆车,你也许可以租一辆新的福特探险家。同样的价格,你可能要买一个旧的探险家,或者买一个新的但便宜得多的模型。因此,租赁可以让你驾驶最新型号的更昂贵的汽车。但是,无论你买得起什么车,你都可以保留它,如果你想以后升级到新车,它总是有转售或以旧换新的价值。

Furthermore, people who lease cars are often shocked by how much they must pay when the lease is over . Most leases limit you to a certain number of miles. If you go over that, you must pay for each mile. As a result, you may end up paying thousands of dollars in mileage(里程) fees. In addition, when you lease ,you have to pay for regular maintenance and repairs to the vehicle. Since you must return the car finally, you are paying to repair someone else’s car.
此外,租车的人往往会对租期结束后他们必须付多少钱感到震惊。大多数租约都把你的里程限制在一定的范围内。如果你越过那条路,你必须为每英里付出代价。结果,你可能会支付数千美元的里程费。此外,当你租车时,你必须支付车辆的定期保养和维修费用。既然你最后必须还车,你就得花钱修理别人的车。

By now, the benefits of buying over leasing should be clear. Remember: whatever model you can afford to buy, it is yours after you make the payments. There’s no giving back, and that makes all the difference.
到目前为止,购买而不是租赁的好处应该是显而易见的。记住:无论你买得起什么型号的,付款后都是你的。没有回馈,这就完全不同了。


Secrets for a Happier You
快乐你的秘密

Some people are naturally blessed with a cheerful character. They spread warmth and sunshine wherever they go. They attract people like bees to honey. So what is it that makes these people so different from others?
有些人天生性格开朗。他们把温暖和阳光传播到任何地方。它们像蜜蜂一样吸引人吃蜂蜜。那么是什么使这些人与其他人如此不同呢?

①The most important secret to happiness is to be grateful for the good things in your life-whatever may be your financial position. Instead of appreciating material wealth, be thankful for the loved ones in your life and enjoy the little pleasures of life that come your way.
① 幸福最重要的秘诀是对生活中的好事心存感激,不管你的经济状况如何。与其欣赏物质财富,不如感恩生活中的亲人,享受生活中的小乐趣。

E. Be thankful for what you have E、 感谢你所拥有的

②The next important secret is to develop relationships. Increasing social contacts helps boost brain power. Therefore, work towards improving your relationships and take time off to get in touch with friends. This will lift some burden off your shoulders, especially when you share your thoughts and feelings. Socializing can give you an added boost to your moods.
② 下一个重要的秘密是发展关系。增加社交联系有助于增强脑力。因此,努力改善你的人际关系,并抽出时间与朋友联系。这会减轻你肩上的负担,特别是当你分享你的想法和感受时。社交活动可以给你的情绪带来额外的刺激。

D. Better your social relationships
D、 改善你的社交关系

③Thirdly, do not hold a grudge(怨恨)against anyone. Instead, learn to be kind, generous, and forgiving towards others, even to the person who hurt you. Be sympathetic and understanding, and try not to criticize others. Focus on the positives of a person instead of the negatives, for none of us is born perfect. It will keep your heart and mind free and peaceful.
③ 第三,不要对任何人怀恨在心。相反,要学会对他人,甚至对伤害你的人,友善,慷慨,宽容。要有同情心和理解力,不要批评别人。关注一个人的积极一面而不是消极一面,因为我们都不是天生完美的。它会让你的心和思想自由和平。

F. Learn to understand and forgive
F、 学会理解和原谅

④ Besides, involve yourself in some creative process, ” be it dancing, writing or drawing. This can bring out the hidden talent in you to achieve magical happiness. Or pick up new skills and feel the great sense of satisfaction by carrying out certain tasks which you otherwise would never have felt.
④ 此外,让自己参与一些创造性的过程,“无论是跳舞、写作还是绘画。这可以把你隐藏的天赋发挥出来,实现神奇的幸福。或者学习新的技能,并通过执行某些任务来感受到巨大的满足感,否则你将永远感觉不到。

C. Do something creative C、 做些有创意的事

⑤Finally, follow a daily regular sleep-wake cycle to keep you energetic and happy. Exercise regularly or practice relaxation techniques like deep breathing and yoga(瑜伽). Ensure you get eight to nine hours of sleep every day and have a well-balanced diet.
⑤ 最后,遵循每天规律的睡眠-觉醒周期,让你保持精力充沛和快乐。定期锻炼或练习深呼吸和瑜伽等放松技巧。确保你每天有八到九个小时的睡眠,饮食均衡。

B. Have a healthy lifestyle
B、 有健康的生活方式


21. A cheerful character makes you

22. Enjoy the pleasures of life

23. Socializing can make you

24. Try to forgive

25. Creative activities enable you

21。性格开朗使你

22。享受生活的乐趣

23。社交可以让你

24。试着原谅

25。创造性的活动使你

21. A cheerful character makes you different from others

22. Enjoy the pleasures of life even if you are poor

23. Socializing can make you more intelligent

24. Try to forgive even when you are hurt

25. Creative activities enable you to develop you’ potential
CBADE
A. more intelligent

B. even if you are poor

C. different from others

D. even when you are hurt

E. to develop you’ potential

F. to gain more material wealth

 

21。性格开朗使你与众不同

22。即使你很穷,也要享受生活的乐趣

23。社交可以让你更聪明

24。即使受伤也要试着原谅

25。创造性的活动能使你发挥潜能

CBADE

A、 更聪明

B、 即使你很穷

C、 与众不同

D、 即使你受伤了

E、 开发你的潜能

F、 获得更多的物质财富

 

 

 

Mental Illness Hits Small Business Owners Hard
精神病重创小企业主

While there is a growing focus on mental health in the workplace, there are fewer resources and support available to those running small businesses.
虽然人们越来越关注工作场所的心理健康,但为那些经营小企业的人提供的资源和支持却越来越少。

There are many reasons people choose to have their own business being their own boss, working on something they love, being able to set their own hours, or having some control over whom they work with. Yet the reality many small business owners face is far less attractive-financial stress, long working hours and unclear boundaries between work and family life. And all of these factors can have a huge impact on their mental health.
人们选择自己的生意做自己的老板,做自己喜欢的事情,能够自己设定时间,或者对与之共事的人有一定的控制权,有很多原因。然而,许多小企业主面临的现实是,他们的财务压力远没有那么吸引人,工作时间长,工作和家庭生活之间的界限不清。所有这些因素都会对他们的心理健康产生巨大影响。

Leanne Fawkner is a business owner of an award-winning skin-care range(系列产品)She knows very well the impact that a small business can have on, the mental health of its owner. When her successful business struggled due to the global financial crisis, she suffered a lot mentally. “As business slowed, I was more and more affected, “she says. “I couldn’t separate myself from my business. It was the worst experience of my life. I could no longer go to work and was crying all day ?”
Leanne Fawkner是一家屡获殊荣的护肤品系列(skin care range)的企业主,她非常清楚一家小企业可能对其所有者的心理健康产生的影响。当她成功的事业因全球金融危机而举步维艰时,她在精神上遭受了很多痛苦。”随着生意的放缓,我受到越来越多的影响,”她说我不能把自己和我的生意分开。这是我一生中最糟糕的经历。我不能再去上班了,哭了一整天?”

Fawkner was diagnosed with depression. She had to take several months off work. Fortunately, her husband was able to keep things going while Fawkner was recovering. She saw a counselor (咨询师)for help and took part in a workplace mental health promotion program. This program was designed for small to medium business owners.
福克纳被诊断患有抑郁症。她不得不请假几个月。幸运的是,在福克纳康复期间,她的丈夫能让事情继续下去。她向一位顾问求助,并参加了一项工作场所心理健康促进计划。这个项目是为中小型企业主设计的。

“The stories on the DVD in the program were so helpful. I was crying because I didn’t feel so alone. ” For Fawkner, small business owners are overlooked. While employees in larger organizations often have access to employee assistance programs, small business owners are struggling on their own.
“节目中DVD上的故事非常有帮助。我哭是因为我不觉得这么孤单。”对福克斯纳来说,小企业主被忽视了。虽然大公司的员工通常可以获得员工援助计划,但小企业主却在自力更生。


Learning From Mistakes
从错误中学习

Lots of people dare not make mistakes . They fear they will be laughed at or blamed by others. They fear they will lose their money and belongings or be under heavy stress. But risks are impossible to avoid and they do pave the way towards success. Have you ever heard of anyone who achieves success without making any mistakes?
很多人不敢犯错。他们害怕被别人嘲笑或责怪。他们担心会失去自己的钱和财产,或者承受巨大的压力。但风险是无法避免的,它们确实为成功铺平了道路。你听说过没有犯过错误就成功的人吗?

So it is only natural that making mistakes should be considered a must. You shouldn’t worry about that as you probably get lots of advantages out of your mistakes. By making mistakes, you can at least distinguish between the correct and the incorrect parts of what you did. Robert Stevenson once. Said:“Our business in life is not to be  successful, but to continue to fail in good spirits”

所以犯错误被认为是必须的,这是很自然的。你不必担心,因为你可能从错误中得到很多好处。通过犯错误,你至少可以区分你所做的事情的正确部分和错误部分。罗伯特·史蒂文森有一次。他说:“我们生活中的事业不是要成功,而是要以良好的精神继续失败。”

You needn’t worry about anything as long as you keep on going by wisely learning from your mistakes and trying even harder.

只要你继续从错误中明智地学习,更加努力地努力,你就不必担心任何事情。
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Cultural Differences in England and France
英法文化差异

Cultural differences can take many forms. I have noticed many differences in French culture compared to English culture, from the way people dress, to their attitudes towards food, to what they do for fun. One thing that has struck me in particular in France is personal interactions with each other. This makes me more comfortable with them too.
文化差异可以有多种形式。我注意到法国文化与英国文化有许多不同,从人们的穿着方式,到他们对食物的态度,再到他们为娱乐而做的事情。在法国,有一件事让我印象特别深刻,那就是彼此之间的私人交往。这也让我对他们更舒服。

Firstly, it’s the kissing. Everyone kisses each other on the cheek. It’s a greeting, instead of saying “hi” or “hello ” Often the kiss is a substitute for words. Everyone participates in the kissing ritual, the young, the old, male, female, strangers and friends. I kiss my friends. I kiss the teachers at the school. And even if I’m in a hurry, I am still expected to make time to give acquaintances a quick kiss on the cheek as I rush past. I don’t mind it. In fact, I quite like it. It quickly turns strangers into acquaintances, and acquaintances into friends.

首先,是接吻。每个人都亲吻对方的脸颊。这是一种问候,而不是说“嗨”或“你好”,往往亲吻是一个字的替代品。每个人都参加接吻仪式,年轻人,老年人,男性,女性,陌生人和朋友。我吻我的朋友。我吻了学校的老师。即使我很匆忙,我还是会挤出时间在匆匆走过的时候给熟人一个轻吻。我不介意。事实上,我很喜欢。它很快把陌生人变成熟人,熟人变成朋友。

Another thing that I’ve noticed is that people France are much more open with people they don’t know. In England, you talk to a stranger only if completely necessary. In France, however, on long train journeys people have often started a conversation with me for no reason. They have a chat simply to pass the time. And I really enjoy being able to share a part of my life and my story with someone else.
我注意到的另一件事是,法国人对不认识的人更加开放。在英国,只有在完全必要的时候,你才能和陌生人说话。然而,在法国,在长途火车旅行中,人们常常无缘无故地与我交谈。他们聊天只是为了打发时间。我真的很享受能和别人分享我生活的一部分和我的故事。

Whatever impressions you may have about French people, I have found that they are, for the most part, open and at ease talking to strangers They differ a lot from those in the UK.
不管你对法国人有什么印象,我发现他们在很大程度上是开放的,与陌生人交谈时很放松,他们与英国人有很大不同。

 

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Success for 99 Cents

How do you sell things in a time when the economy is down and people just don’t want to buy ? Try the 99 cent approach.
在经济不景气,人们不想东西的时候,你怎么卖东西?试试99美分的方法。

Steve Jobs, former boss of Apple Computers, tried it and finally saved the music industry. He set a standard price of 99 cents for each song that he wanted to sell on iTunes and built a successful music download company.
苹果电脑(Apple Computers)前老板史蒂夫•乔布斯(Steve Jobs)曾尝试过,最终拯救了音乐产业。他为自己想在iTunes上销售的每首歌设定了99美分的标准价格,并建立了一家成功的音乐下载公司。

In the 1960s, Dave Gold owned a store that sold alcoholic drinks in southern California. He sold wine in three several categories: $0.79,$0.99 and $1.49. when he saw that the 99 cent wine did best, he started selling the other two at the same price and sales went up. In 1982, he started sell 99 cent stores across the US. Today the company is lower almost 500 million dollars and has 280 shops.
上世纪60年代,戴夫·戈尔德在南加州拥有一家出售酒精饮料的商店。他销售的葡萄酒分为三大类:0.79美元、0.99美元和1.49美元。当他看到99美分的酒卖得最好时,他开始以同样的价格出售另外两种酒,销量也随之上升。1982年,他开始在美国销售99美分的商店。如今,这家公司的市值已至近5亿美元,拥有280家店铺。

Why does a 99 cent price tag(标签)make so much success? Researchers have found out that the price ending with .99 shows a usually price for consumers. It looks less and consumers 40 feel that they can get something back.
为什么99美分的标价能取得如此大的成功?研究人员发现,以.99结尾的价格通常是消费者的价格。它看起来不那么重要,而40岁的消费者觉得他们可以找回一些东西。


某英文报社正在举办题为“ Green Transportation”的征文活动,请你根据下述写作要点提交一篇英文短文应征。

●你怎样理解绿色出行

●你会选择哪种绿色方式

●给出理由

Recently the topic of green travel has been widely debated which has aroused public attention and has been more and more popular with people.
近年来,绿色旅游的话题引起了广泛的争论,引起了公众的关注,并越来越受到人们的欢迎。
To some extent, it has become a fashion. Undoubtedly, green travel has a pround impact on both enviroment and social, for its significance cannot be denied.
在某种程度上,它已经成为一种时尚。毫无疑问,绿色旅游对环境和社会都有着不可小觑的影响,其意义不容否认

Green travel, especially public transport, makes a positive contribution to the environment and society.
绿色旅游,特别是公共交通,对环境和社会做出了积极的贡献。
On one hand, public transport has the potential to reduce transport CO 2 emissions,
which is a major contributor to local air pollution and smog.
一方面,公共交通具有减少交通二氧化碳排放的潜力,这是造成当地空气污染和烟雾的主要原因。
In this sense, green travel makes the environment clean and gives people a healthy living environment.
从这个意义上说,绿色旅游使环境清洁,给人们一个健康的生活环境。
On the other hand, public transport plays an important role in reducing the social costs of transport include traffic jam and time taken away from the family while commuting and vulnerability to fuel price increases.
另一方面,公共交通在降低交通的社会成本方面发挥着重要作用,包括交通堵塞、上下班时离家出走的时间以及易受燃油价格上涨的影响。

We have only one world we can live in.我们只能生活在一个世界里
I hope through green travel can we protect the enviroment and save resources.
我希望通过绿色旅游,我们能保护环境,节约资源。
In my opinion, no matter where we go, we are supposed to choose green travel.
在我看来,无论我们去哪里,我们都应该选择绿色旅游
If you are near to the place which you go to, you can go there on foot or by bicycle.
如果你靠近你要去的地方,你可以步行或骑自行车去那里。
In this way can we protect our environmen and keep fit.
这样我们才能保护我们的环境和保持健康
If you are far away from it, you can choose going there by bus or by taxi with your friends.
如果你离它很远,你可以选择乘公共汽车或乘出租车去你的朋友那里。


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