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Mother’s last visit

For the past 33 years 过去的33年间 I have lived and worked in Africa, 我一直生活并在非洲工作 far from my mother who lived in Los Angeles. 母亲生活在洛杉矶,相隔万水千山 One night I dreamed of her 一天夜里我梦到了她 as she slowly walked up the stairs to her apartment. 我看到她慢慢走上楼梯,走回自己的房间 She was a heavy woman 她是一个超重的妇人 and she walked slowly and painfully, 行走间步履缓慢而艰难…

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4 financial books worth buying in 2019

Whether you’re an experienced trader or you’re thinking about wading in and making your first investment, it always pays to have a good understanding of the rules and trends and to keep abreast of them as they change. 无论你是经验丰富的交易员还是正考虑进入这一领域进行第一笔投资,想要了解清楚规则和趋势并能紧跟投资市场的变化,是需要付出努力的。 Best Overall: “The Essays of Warren Buffett” 最好的综合性书籍:《巴菲特致股东的信》 The fourth edition of “The Essays of Warren…

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The American woman ordered a meal at KFC and couldn’t get a fork. So she fired a shot…

irate [aɪ’reɪt] adj. 易怒的;盛怒的 Shelbyville police are investigating what led someone to shoot out a drive-thru window at a KFC restaurant Monday afternoon. Witnesses say it was over a fork and a napkin. 谢尔比维尔警方正在调查星期一下午是什么导致某人在一家肯德基餐厅开枪打碎了得来速(麦当劳汽车餐厅的别称)窗口。目击者表示,起因是一把叉子和一张餐巾纸。 Shelby County dispatch confirmed Shelbyville police were called to the KFC for a report of a shooting, but so far, the…

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The smog of the Indian capital, Delhi, bursts with an air pollution index of 999

More than 20 million residents in Delhi’s metropolitan area are yet again facing some of the worst pollutions on earth, with air quality degrading to dangerous levels this week as a mix of weather conditions, urban emissions, and rural smoke converge over India’s capital region. 德里城区内的2千多万居民再次面临全球最严重污染,本周受天气状况、城市排放和笼罩在印度首都的乡村烟雾的综合影响,空气质量降至危险水平。 Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal turned to Twitter to…

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Philosophy under the waterfall

Have you ever stood under a waterfall? 你曾经站在瀑布下面过吗? At first, all you hear would just be buzzing noise. 起初,你只能听到杂乱的噪音。 But if you stay there for a little while, you would find that the noise disappeared. 但如果你多待一会儿,你会发现这些噪音消失了。 It’s not that the whole world just fell into silence. 并不是说整个世界突然陷入了寂静。 It’s just that you have merged into the…

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Why Chinese people learn English so hard

Why is English so hard for a Chinese person? 为什么中国人学英语这么难? I teach English as a Second Language in Taiwan, so I see native Mandarin speakers struggle with English every day. Below are some of the things my students do that make learning English more difficult: 我在台湾教英语这门外语,所以我看到说普通话的人每天学英语多费劲。以下就是我学生所做的一些把英语学习变得更困难的事: Not having a clear idea of why they are…