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Why Do We Hold On to First Impressions in a Relationship?
1. I have been reading Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me) by Carol Tavris and ...
16 12月
Education Department Plans National Tax Base for Schools
1. Twenty-three states have announced plans to fund primary and secondary education on a statewide...
16 12月
Rare Victory for Rainforests as Nations Vow to Stop 'Death by Chocolate'
1. The governments of Ghana* (加纳) and the Ivory Coast* (科特迪瓦共和国) are formulating pla...

The Power of Reading
        By Stephen Krashen
Students who read a lot become
                BETTER READERS.
They have better scores at tests.
They have greater vocabulary.
They are better at grammar.
They are better at speaking.
They are better at listening.
They have better spelling.
They write better.
They read better.
They read faster.
They know more.


Women in England and Wales Having Fewer Babies Than Ever Before
   1.The number of children a woman is likely to have while of childbearing age has fallen to the lowest level on record. 2.Women who turned 45 la...
Scientists Rescue Ice from Melting Bolivian Glacier -- Before It Disappears
   1.A team of international scientists are transporting samples of ice from a melting glacier (冰川) in Bolivia to Antarctica, for study and preserva...
Government Failing to Protect Jobs of New Mothers, Says Charity
   Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA 1.The government has been accused of failing to act on (按照...行事) a pledge (保证,许诺) to ...
Aviva Offers Equal Paid Parental Leave to Male and Female Staff
   Aviva wants to create a ‘diverse and inclusive (包容性的) working culture in which barriers to progression are removed’. Photograph: Ann...
Education Department Plans National Tax Base for Schools
   1. Twenty-three states have announced plans to fund primary and secondary education on a statewide tax basis instead of per county (郡、县), followi...
Retail’s Newest Bad Word: Walmart Drops ‘Stores’ from Its Formal Name
   1. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. is getting a makeover (革新,大转变). Its new name: Walmart. The change, which will officially take place be...
Why Do We Hold On to First Impressions in a Relationship?
   1. I have been reading Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me) by Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson, a book about cognitive dissonance*...
Charles Jenkins, American Soldier Who Defected to North Korea, Dies at 77
   1. Charles Jenkins, the U.S. Army sergeant (军士,中士) who defected (叛逃) to North Korea in 1965 and remained there for almost four...
Rare Victory for Rainforests as Nations Vow to Stop 'Death by Chocolate'
   1. The governments of Ghana* (加纳) and the Ivory Coast* (科特迪瓦共和国) are formulating plans to immediately put a stop to all new deforestat...
Jimmy Kimmel’s Emotional Health-Care Monologue (独白)
   1.Jimmy Kimmel was absent from his ABC late-night show last week while his 8-month-old son, Billy, recovered from his second heart surger...
The Israeli City with a Hoard (储藏) of Gold
   1. On an overcast (阴天的,多云的) morning in February 2015, Zvika Fayer was scuba diving (轻便潜水,带水肺潜水) off the ancient...
After Twenty Years
   1. The policeman on the beat (巡逻中) moved up the avenue impressively. The impressiveness was habitual and not for show, for spectators w...
Five Ways Science Can Improve Your Focus
   1. The internet is bursting with advice on how to concentrate amid a sea of distractions. But many of them are either wildly unrealistic or leave yo...
Prince William: Queen Shielded Us from Public Grief after Diana's Death
   1. Princes William and Harry have revealed how the Queen and Prince Charles sought to shield them for as long as possible from the hysteri...