mother nature is an exquisite and complex life-system. it"s charm appears in the trees, stream, soil, insects, moss and fungus, all the things on the earth in different shapes, which are interdependent. when you get close to nature, please remember, each tree, stone and species of animals here has lived harmoniously for hundreds, thousands or even millions of years. when we pass away, they will continue to live. they are the real masters, while we are just the passer-by. however, the conduct we unconsciously do, such as picking, lumbering, tramping and abusing can probably destroy the balance of their life. therefore, we must reduce our bad influence as much as possible. while you are enjoying the nature, do not forget please, the beauty of the lives also needs to be concerned with and to be protected.
each life on the earth has a long and touching evolutionary story. from the origin, the lives of the human being are equal to those of others; they both are the composing parts of mother nature. nevertheless, for some inexplicable reasons, the human becomes the spirits of all creatures. of course, it is the result of the evolution, but still we should be grateful to all our companions in nature for the opportunity they offer.
in spite of this, humans cannot live without earth. they live on the earth, drink the sweet water, and enjoy the sunshine, the air, the sky, the fruit; the grains utilize the energy and so on. in a word, the human being cannot live without nature, and mother nature makes us grow stronger.
i do not like the word "pet", but preferring the word "animal" instead. i have been loving animal since i was just a little boy. when thinking of the "pet fashion", i always feel much annoyed. for the animals will be given a shackle and lose their liberty if they become someone"s pets. their natural attribution can be deprived, too.
up to now, relying on their scientific power, the human have opened up too much and over developed nature, in order to fill up their growing appetites of wealth. they destroy the balance of nature, however, they don"t realize, their own development and existence will be threatened. therefore, our sights should be focused on nature and we should try to develop the concept of "keeping human and nature in unity".
we should lay emphasis on our education with consider cultural and natural emotion. to use the vivid example to wake up the conscience in people"s hearts.
to love nature is to love our mankind. as the new generation who enter the new century, we should make efforts to love and respect nature, to treat it well and protect it. at last, we have the night to enjoy it.
one day, god said to a priest: ‘come, and i want to take you to see the hell.” they entered a room where so many people were sitting around a cooking pot. they looked at it but no one wants to say or do anything. they felt not only hungry but also disappointed .everyone has a spoon. but the handle of the spoon were too long for the food to be sent into their mouths.
“come, now i want to take you to the heaven. ”god took the priest to the heaven and entered another room. this room was the same as the first one. there were so many people sitting around a cooking pot, and the handles of their spoon were as long as those of the first group of people. there was nothing different but the atmosphere. people here drank and ate, speaking and laughing. the priest felt puzzled and asked god. god answered with a smile. ”can’t you see? people in the second room here learnt to feed each other “ the priest suddenly saw the light.
“来吧，现在我要带你到天堂。 “上帝的神父到了天堂，进入另一个房间。这间屋子作为第一个相同。有这么多身边的人一个锅坐着，他们的勺子手柄一样的第一组的人长。没有什么不同，但气氛。这里的人喝酒，吃饭，说话和笑。神父感到不解地问上帝。上帝微笑着回答。 “你没看见?在第二个房间里学会了喂对方“牧师人们突然看到了光明。
this story tells us that we should learn to share and give, and develop the good habit of loving and helping one another. the niggards who we saw in the hell would rather make themselves hungry than share with others.
as a british poet said:” taken away love, our earth would be a grave. sharing is an idea state, a wisdom and distillation. sharing love, happiness and sadness is all that we need. there are so many people who don’t want to share with others .whatever they do they will think about themselves first. these people can never understand the real meaning of sharing. people are always imagining that they can live a good life in the heaven .because of imagination, we always feel we are far away from the heaven .in fact, the heaven is not far away from us .
Hello everyone! My name is Wei Xiuying. I’m a student from Zhen’an Middle School. I’m from Class 3 Grade 8. I’m shy but there is always a smile on my face. At school, I have some good habits. For example, I read books every day, I often play sports. My favorite sport is ping-pong. Because I really like Ding Ning. She can play it very well. I often play it with my classmates at school in the afternoon. It is interesting.
Our school is very nice. First, there is a beautiful garden in our school. It has a lot of flowers and trees. The flowers are colorful and smell good. The trees are green and you can have a rest under the tree. Second, there is a big playground in our school too. We can play basketball, play badminton, run and so on. It is healthy for our mind and body to play sports. Third, there is also a dining hall in our school. We can have meals there and the food tastes delicious. The teachers are very friendly to us. They usually help with our study. Although they sometimes are strict, they just want us to get good grades. I love my classmates too. Because they can make me laugh and I can learn a lot from them. They often bring out the best in me.
In a word, I love my school!
Thank you for your listening.
honourable judges and friends,
good morning! i am very glad to be here to share my college life with you .
two years ago, i came into this city of and started my college life , the most memorable journey of my life. i was just a shy and little girl that time. all the things seemed fresh to me: new faces, large library and physics lab etc. i breathed the air of college greedily, i was curious about everything.the class given by the teachers are excellent.they provide us with information not only from our textbook but from other sources as well.i actively involved in student union and varies of association. but soon i realized that i do not make full use of my spare time ,so i got a part-time job to help a junior student with math lessons besides,i also took part in activities concerning public welfare. we taught the kids there who could not afford school, i was deeply touched by their eagerness to learn, the precious experience with the poor kids made me aware of the responsibility on the shoulders of us--future teachers. the enrichment of experience taught me the significance of modesty,responsibility,tolerance,and perseverance.
and now i have been here two years. recalling to the two years, i think i have to talk about one thing--learning. learn how to study independently, learn how to get along with others, learn to love, learn to… oh, there are too much things we have to learn.
comparing with senior high school, college is a rather different place. there aren’t so many people to watch you and guide you how to do something any more, neither are there so many students who share with you one dream. in college, you must think and study yourself, so you have to learn and practice to control yourself.
another relationship in college is friendship. my roommates have lived two years with me. in these years, they forgive my faults, cry with me, laugh with me, play with me… they always stand with me and support me, i have learned a lot from them. i love them all and treasure the friendship with them.
in the next 2 years,i’ll try my best to and make great contributions to society! that’s my college life. i cherish all i have experienced in college. i love you, my college!
that’s all, thank you!
I like going to school very much， because I am happy in school.
In school， I can learn knowledge from teachers. They are always kind to me. Having class is interesting. I like answering questions in class. I am proud to get the right answers. Besides， I am glad to play with my friends and classmates in school. We have many activities after class. We talk to each other， share our lives together.
After class， we often play on the playground. We have many games to play. After that， we often go home together. Some of us live nearly.
the east and the west, let’s enjoy the combination of the two cultures?
kipling said:“east is east, and west is west, and never the twain shall meet!” but now, a century later, they have met.
they have met in business. they have met in education. they have met in the arts. some people will argue that these meetings will leave us with a choice between east and west, but i believe that the best future lies in the creative combination of both worlds. we can make western ideas, customs and technology our own, and adapt them to our own use. we can enjoy the best of both worlds, because our tradition is, above all, one of selecting the best and ma-ki-ng it our own.
i love beijing and hennan opera because it always reminds me of who i am. but i am also a fan of pop music, especially english songs. so i have combined eastern melody with western language. it is called western henna opera.
when two cultures meet, there may be things in one culture, which do not fit into the tradition of the other. when this happens, we need to learn to understand and respect the(customs of another culture. then there are certain things some people may not like. to this, i will say, if you do not like it, please try to tolerate it. to learn to tolerate what you personally don’t like is a great virtue at a time when different cultures mix and merge. before us, there are two rivers, eastern and western cultures. at present, they may run in different courses. but eventually, they will converge into the vast sea of human culture.
right now, i can see peoples of eastern and western cultures, standing side by side, singing the olympic theme song: we are hand in hand, heart to heart, together we will shape a beautiful tomorrow! thank you!
in our daily lives, we have many choices to make, such as what to eat for supper,what clothes to wear, or what to do on weekends. at certain times in our lives, we need to make even more critical choices, such as which school to attend, what job to take or who to choose as husband or wife. yes, life is a matter of choice. seemimgly, it means a choice of tangible things. but in essence, it means choosing a way of life. life is to be lived, savored, and enjoyed, not to be wasted or complained about.
hardly can we forget the time when our society faced the grave threat from the life-and-death disease--sars. yet, even during those dreadful times, some afflicted people remained optimistic. instead of wearing neutral white masks, some people turned to colouful ones, and thus display a happy mood. and some creative people dubbed sars to mean "smile and remain smiling." i was deeply touched by their optimisim, nearly forgetting that we"re still in a battle. people who survive these kinds of circumstances, (at some point)decide in their minds to carry on in spite of the overwhelming odds.
laid-off workers, typically regarded as the victims of economic advancement, are subject to desperation that being unmeployed has brought on them. but, encouragingly, we have witnessed some of them striving hard to rebuild confidence toward life and discover new opportunities for demonstrating their values.
although we cannot choose our appearance, inborn gifts and even avoid unexpected disasters and adversities, we do have the privilege to choose to live optimistcally,to love our lives, to have dreams, and to cherish hopes.
every morning when we get up, we have a choice of how we want to approach life that day. as for me, i choose to be cheerful.
Hello, everyone! I’m __x. today I am so glad to share my trip to changzhou spring city with you. it was a very pleasant trip for me.
This nation’s day, I went to changzhou spring city with my parents. it’s the first time for me to go there. I was looking forward to it for a long time. my dream was coming true. after one and a half hour’s drive, we arrived. we saw a lot of old buildings.
They are very special. the most interesting place was the zoo inside. there are many animals, such as, tigers, elephants, zebras and monkeys.
Monkeys are my favorite animals.they are our good friends. later I went to the children "s playground, it’s children’s world. I played happily with my parents. finally, we watched 4d movies, it was very exciting.
How times flies! it’s time to go home. I had to say good-bye to everything here.
This was a pleasant trip for me.
My speech is over. thank you!
ladies and gentlemen,
for lives in schoolyards, i think:that"s the studying place we"re most familiar with。some people say:studying is the very and most boring thing，and i have even include the life in school。but i think studying is a very joyous thing，life in school is very interesting，it forms a picture of life，made my road of life be filled with happiness and enrichment。my life in school is like a slowly flowing stream，it flows happily，with occasions of small waves。lift your head up, it"s spring，bow your head down, it"s fall，the full moon as a picture，the crescent as a poem。my life in school lived in the silence of time.
it"s morning，with the cool winds accompanying me，small groups of students arrived at class。in the morning reading class，everyone opened up their books，together they read the textbook entries aloud，sometimes their would be some students that does not read aloud，but under the teachers governance，everyone all read aloud，it became a unmissable schoolyard orchestra in the schoolyard。a bran new day at school just begun。 every-time we saw the teacher"s professional figure，our hearts would go with the teacher into the sea of knowledge，to feel the
traditions of other countries，to feel the fresh sunshine in another world、the feel the world"s brightness。
breaks are relaxing，in the hallways，some students are talking，some students are looking at the sceneries，relaxing their weary minds。in the classrooms，some students are reading story books，some students are doing homework，and some students are making preparation for next class
the favorite class of students would be physical education。in physical education，they can run freely，enjoying the sun"s shines，making themselves sweaty。see，the students are playing basketball over on that field，they are playing badminton，and they are playing ping-pong in the court on the east side of the area......
near dawn，students all anxious to get home with their textbooks，they talk and laugh，feeling happy for another joyful day。
my life in school is very sweet。because in there there are familiar faces;sweet laughters;sentences wishing me good luck。in our days of succession，we scream for joy，we share the goodness of succession;make music using notes that touch our hearts。in our days of failure，we courage each other on，work together。at the same time，i want to thank my teachers，“the
end of the sky and earth can be broken，but only the heart for the teacher cannot be forgotten。”every time that i was down，sad because of the failed test，my teacher would be like a bright light guiding my lost soul，teaching me、allowing me to be a strong man，because succession only belongs to the leaders of life。
life in the schoolyard is very tensing, busy, and hard-working, but it"s also very sweetening, joyous, and colorful. i love my life in this school.
Good morning everyone：
It"s a great honor for me to stand here to deliver a speech to you. Then today I want to talk something about dreams and reality.
As the famous Russian litterateur Lev Tolstoy said, “Ideal is the beacon. Without ideal, there is no secure direction; without a direction, there is no life.” So there’s no doubt that everyone needs his or her own ideal. Have you ever thought that what is practical and sensible will connect with our most treasured dreams? Maybe, to somebody, reality has little relation to ideal. To others nothing can be done without the sense of reality. So make our dreams a part of our reality. And make our reality a part of our dreams. There is no reason why our dreams must oppose our reality. Improve our dreams and our reality by bringing them together.
As a student, establishing a dream is one of the most important things we have to do .But everyone must see the reality clearly at first. Your family condition, your personal ability, your social intercourse (交往、交流), your subject and the job you want to do, these things show you the reality and lead you to establish a dream.
Further more, difficult or otherwise, we should put the power of reality into our dreams. Last but not least remember to work hard at the task of chasing 追逐our dreams. Do believe that we can achieve our ideal step by step by the passage of time!
In the end, I want to share with you a poetry named " I think I can".
Maybe you can not understand the meaning of the poetry , But do not be worried ,Let me tell you the meaning.
Thank you for your listening!
The Thirsty Pigeon口渴的鸽子
A PIGEON, oppressed by excessive thirst, saw a goblet of water painted on a signboard. Not supposing it to be only a picture, she flew towards it with a loud whir and unwittingly dashed against the signboard, jarring herself terribly. Having broken her wings by the blow, she fell to the ground, and was caught by one of the bystanders.
Zeal should not outrun discretion.
有只鸽子口渴得很难受，看见画板上画着一个水瓶，以为是真的。他立刻呼呼地猛飞过 去，不料一头碰撞在画板上，折断了翅膀，摔在地上，被人轻易地捉住了。 这是说，有些人想急于得到所需的东西，一时冲动，草率从事，就会身遭不幸。
Interpersonal communication is like a mirror. To get respect from others, you must first respect others! Everyone is equal, and the President and the worker are just different. Everyone has his own thoughts and personality, which is sacred and inviolable. We should maintain respect for others, and take one heart to change another heart, create a harmonious society that is harmonious, friendly and respectful to each other.
When you see the newly cleaned classroom, the student"s waste paper gets dirty; A spotless road, sticky with sputum. Students, are you angry and disgusted? Yes, these involuntary vices are annoying and annoying. We are already middle school students, such low-level mistakes can not be made again! The first book we got after we got into the middle school was the code of civilized student civilization. Middle school students, the code of practice, the specification is an old topic, but we can"t forget, to keep the code of civilization firmly in the heart, always remember!
Liang qichao, a young man with a strong youth and a rich young man, told us more than 100 years ago that our generation"s children are very important to the vicissitudes of the motherland. In the beginning, sex is good. We are the seeds of our motherland. For ourselves, for the future, we must stay away from smoke, wine, drugs and all evil. Don"t let darkness trample upon our pure hearts, and keep all the dust out of us!
We are like the sun at that time, full of vitality and hope, let us act, be a kind, pure, respected good youth!
how do you master your youth?youthyouth is not a time of life, it is a state of mind; it is not rosy cheeks , red lips and supple knees, it is a matter of the emotions : it is the freshne; it is the freshneof the deep springs of life .youth means a temperamental predominance of courage over timidity of the appetite, for adventure over the love of ease. ts often exists in a man of 60 more than a boy of 20 . nobody grows old merely by a number of years. we grow old by deserting our ideals.years wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. worry, fear, self –distrust bows the heart and turns the spirit back to dust.whether 60 of 16, there is in every human being ‘s heart the lure of wonders, the unfailing cldlike appetite of what’s next and the joy of the game of living . in the center of your heart and my heart there’s a wirelestation: so long as it receives messages of beauty, hope ,cheer, courage and power from men and from the infinite, so long as you are young .when the aerials are down, and your spirit is covered with snows of cynicism and the ice of pessimism, then you are grown old ,even at 20 , but as long as your aerials are up ,to catch waves of optimism , there is hope you may die young at 80.thank you!
recently,the news that u.s attack on china"s internet is always exposed.and the question of how to stay online safely raises a lot of discussion in our country.as a result,in the era of rapid development of network,we must take measures to protect our security of privacy and property effectively.
from my perspective,in the first place,we should call attention to our personal information.not only do we not offer them at random in some strange websites,but we need to distinguish right from wrong among the numerous websites.furthermore,it is inevitable that some secure anti-virus soft wares can be installed.and it will make it possible for that network can run more steadily.in addition to doing some work by ourselves,the government needs to draw up some policies to preserve national cyber security.it involves probing for deeply rooted reasons,devising creative solutions,developing high-tech talents and strengthening the supervision.
although scientists still cannot overcome the problem completely,they are studying a great deal about how to protect our national cyber security.however,consciousness of cyber security should not decline.only in this way,we just enjoy the convenience brought by the network.
Winter is cold. Let’s play the snowball and make snowman.
The snowman is big . I like to play snowball. I am on the snow. The snow iscold. I have a scarf and coat.
So I am not cold. I like the Christmas. Because I can see santa clus inChristmas .
Christmas tree is beautiful. The presents are on the Christmas tree.
I like winter. Do you like winter?
In the matter of courage we all have our limits. There never was a hero who did not have his bounds. I suppose it may be said of Nelson and all the others whose courage has been advertised that there came times in their lives when their bravery knew it had come to its limit.
I have found mine a good many times. Sometimes this was expected--often it was unexpected. I know a man who is not afraid to sleep with a rattle-snake, but you could not get him to sleep with a safety-razor.
I never had the courage to talk across a long, narrow room. I should be at the end of the room facing all the audience. If I attempt to talk across a room I find myself turning this way and that, and thus at alternate periods I have part of the audience behind me. You ought never to have any part of the audience behind you; you never can tell what they are going to do.
I"ll sit down.
A RAVEN saw a Swan and desired to secure for himself the same beautifulplumage. Supposing that the Swan"s splendid white color arose from his washingin the water in which he swam, the Raven left the altars in the neighborhoodwhere he picked up his living, and took up residence in the lakes and pools. Butcleansing his feathers as often as he would, he could not change their color,while through want of food he perished.
Change of habit cannot alter Nature.
Ad see no end to the landscape, new objects presenting themselves as we advance; so, in the commencement of life, we set no bounds to our inclinations. nor to the unrestricted opportunities of gratifying them. we have as yet found no obstacle, no disposition to flag; and it seems that we can go on so forever. we look round in a new world, full of life, and motion, and ceaseleprogress; and feel in ourselves all the vigor and spirit to keep pace with it, and do not foresee from any present symptoms how we shall be left behind in the natural course of things, decline into old age, and drop into the grave. it is the simplicity, and as it were abstractedneof our feelings in youth, that (so to speak) identifies us with nature, and (our experience being slight and our passions strong) deludes us into a belief of being immortal like it. our short-lives connection with existence we fondly flatter ourselves, is an indissoluble and lasting union-a honeymoon that knows neither coldness, jar, nor separation. as infants smile and sleep, we are rocked in the cradle of our wayward fancies, and lulled into security by the roar of the universe around us0we quaff the cup of life with eager haste without draining it, instead of which it only overflows the more-objects prearound us, filling the mind with their magnitude and with the strong of desires that wait upon them, so that we have no room for the thoughts of death.
Hi, everyone. As we all know,many great inventions have brought greatchanges to our life. I think we students can also invent something.
Today I"m glad to be here to talk about what I"d like to invent - a chairthat"s good for students" health. It will be made of wood. There will be twosensors in it -- one on the seat, and the other on the back of the chair. Whenthe student doesn"t sit straight, the chair will remind him .If he sits on thechair for over one hour ,it will make a noise. It won"t stop until the studentstands up and leaves.
It will be a useful invention, won"t it ?
autumn is lovely. it is the season of harvest. there are many oranges on the trees on tianping mountain. they were smiling at our arrival.
on the 12th november, , we came to the orange garden and saw many lovely oranges. some of them were not fully ripe, so their peels were green like small bells or lanterns. how beautiful! when i picked oranges, i needed to use force to pull them down. they seemed as if they were not willing to leave their mums—the orange trees. the oranges were big and round. their peels were very thin. we tasted a section of the orange. it was sweet and a slightly sour. i feel that suzhou has really good mountains, good water and good scenery!
through this autumn outing, i experienced the happiness of harvest and the hardness of labor.
Time flies!Our freshmen have spent two months in our beautiful campus of university. Every new beginning is a new challenge.We can"t expect anything to be the same as our imagine.Different envirenment is a new battle.We are always curious with the things around.Though we come from different placeswe have our own dream our own ambition our own challenge.But the mankind is sometimes so fragile that it can"t withstand outside lure.
Many students are the first time to be so far away form home.They come to a foreign city a foreign campus facing so many foreign but friendly faces.Plenty of activities bring us fresh air and pleasant fleeing.Be busy with study and work enriches our lifehelping preventing our homesick.
Life in campus is different with that in elementary school and middle school.We have much spare time dominated by our own.Our campus is just like another home.People from all corners of our country come together to form a big family.There are tears as well as laughters.We have troubles but we are also learning to conquer them.We become more and more brave and more and more stronger.We are no longer the little baby that will never grow up in our parents eyes.We are growing up day by day.
I love the life in our university. We have a new starting point a new origin and a period of a brand new life.Our freshmen life is continuing.Please wait and see our brilliant achievement!
Hello everybody! My name is Chen Xuanlin. It is my pleasure to be here to share my opinions of growing pains.
Grow up, like a boat in my life, driving the wave surface. Sometimes, be in calm, sometimes be in rough. But the boat I was growing up, not everything is going. For me, sour,sweet,bitter,ho t,everything .
Now, as I grow up, are becoming adults, so in the eyes of parents, I was no longer to be a kid. Sometimes, they say "you"ve grown up,not a children!" When I listen to this,my head will be pain.
When I was a little boy, my life is so relaxed.But now, in front of the waves are bigger, and more twists and turns the sea,I become a middle school student, that I have all gone past. I"m taller, homework more, study more subjects,have more test.When I was a boy, I am wrong no matter what happened, no one to blame me.But now,if I do something wrong,my parents will shout. The relaxe time will far away from me.I will be more busy.
Study pressure always troubling me. Grown up, more work gradually like hills. After school, I do not dare to play, to see their favorite book, I"m afraid I can"t complete the work, I can only try very hard to make the pen in my book on wave, for example, I have to run on the way home. The course also gradually heavy. Every home in the evening review, I looked at a lot of books, I really do not know to study what subject, is Chinese? Or math? Or geography? Or……
What should I do? To look life in the future.
It"s easiest to see this link between fear and the imagination in young children, whose fears are often extraordinarily vivid.
When I was a child, I lived in California, which is, you know, mostly a very nice place to live, but for me as a child, California could also be a little scary.
I remember how frightening it was to see the chandelier that hung above our dining table swing back and forth during every minor earthquake, and I sometimes couldn"t sleep at night, terrified that the Big One might strike while we were sleeping.
And what we say about kids who have fears like that is that they have a vivid imagination. But at a certain point, most of us learn to leave these kinds of visions behind and grow up.
We learn that there are no monsters hiding under the bed, and not every earthquake brings buildings down. But maybe it"s no coincidence that some of our most creative minds fail to leave these kinds of fears behind as adults.
The family is one of the best things in the world, it is spring, moistensdry up your mind, it is light, light the way forward for me, it is a cup of tea,warm me.
If nature is used to describe the family, the love is the sun in thewinter, it"s warm. No matter you are what kind of injustice, the family will notlaugh at you, it will comfort you, when you meet with difficulties, it willimmediately give you hope and the power, let you solved.
The final exam approaching, nature is a tension, teacher than a studentstill nervous. The most obvious evidence, homework more.
Recently, English became my sorrow. Recite the text is my nightmare. Thenight, the wind has not respected bone, I stay up late to work overtime tobecome commonplace.
Back home, first thing is to review. As time goes by, the window is atnight, when others are fast asleep, lang lang came home, national who issurprised, remembered that is yourself. Father woke up, sleepy, fear to say:"the child hard, go to bed early." I nodded slightly, but let me have morepower.
The family is warm in the winter the sun, you warm me, you gave meunlimited power and hope. You are my life the fine night, the lowest in mylife.
good morning teachers and fellow students. today we would like to introduce a few favorite books to you.
my favorite book is(italian: cuore). this is a diary written by an italian boy enrico. the diary is about his life and study. it included various touching stories that happened around enrico, the mottos taught by his parents, as well as the wonderful ten "monthly" stories told by his teacher during the class. every word in the chapter describes the word "love". from patriotism to friendship, and to the love between parents and child -- really touching.
this novel taught me how to love, and how to learn from love. i really like this book very much. how about you? what is your favorite book? my favorite book is. have you read it before?
oh, i haven’t read this book before. what is it about?
well, it is a story of a rich girl who maintained her noble character after the bankruptcy of her father. the story is happy ending.
can you tell us why you love this book so much?
sure. it is because the story taught us to be brave and to face the challenges and difficulties with courage. i am deeply impressed by the strength and perseverance of the little princess in the story. i have decided to learn from her from now on.
oh i see, the story sounds very good. i cannot wait to read this book as well.
Good afternoon, everybody. I just want to say a few words about the landmark vote that the House of Representatives is poised to(随时准备着) take today -- a vote that can bring us one step closer to making real the promise of quality, affordable(支付得起) health care for the American people.
For the better part of a year now, members of the House and the Senate have been working diligently(勤奋地) and constructively to craft legislation that will benefit millions of American families and millions of American businesses who urgently need it. For the first time ever, they"ve passed bills through every single committee responsible for reform. They"ve brought us closer than we have ever been to passing health insurance reform on behalf of the American people.
Now is the time to finish the job. The bill that the House has produced will provide stability and security for Americans who have insurance; quality, affordable options for those who don"t; and lower costs for American families and American businesses. And as I"ve insisted from the beginning, it is a bill that is fully paid for and will actually reduce our long-term federal deficit(赤字，不足).
This bill is change that the American people urgently need. Don"t just take my word for it. Consider the national groups who"ve come out in support of this bill on behalf of their members: The Consumers Union supports it because it will create -- and I quote -- "a more secure, affordable health care system for the American people."
The American Medical Association and the American Nurses Association support it on behalf of doctors and nurses and medical professionals who know firsthand what"s broken in our current system, and who see what happens when their patients can"t get the care they need because of insurance industry bureaucracies(官僚政治).
The National Farmers Union supports this bill because it will control costs for farmers and ranchers(牧场主), and address the unique challenges rural Americans face when it comes to receiving quality care.
And the AARP supports it because it will achieve the goal for which the AARP has been fighting for decades -- reducing the cost of health care, expanding coverage for America"s seniors, and strengthening Medicare for the long haul.
Now, no bill can ever contain everything that everybody wants, or please every constituency(选区) and every district. That"s an impossible task. But what is possible, what"s in our grasp right now is the chance to prevent a future where every day 14,000 Americans continue to lose their health insurance, and every year 18,000 Americans die because they don"t have it; a future where crushing costs keep small businesses from succeeding and big businesses from competing in the global economy; a future where countless dreams are deferred or scaled back because of a broken system we could have fixed when we had the chance.
What we can do right now is choose a better future and pass a bill that brings us to the very cusp(尖头，尖端) of building what so many generations of Americans have sought to build -- a better health care system for this country.
Millions of Americans are watching right now. Their families and their businesses are counting on us. After all, this is why they sent us here, to finally confront the challenges that Washington had been putting off for decades -- to make their lives better, to leave this country stronger than we found it.
I just came from the Hill where I talked to the members of Congress there, and I reminded them that opportunities like this come around maybe once in a generation. Most public servants pass through their entire careers without a chance to make as important a difference in the lives of their constituents and the life of this country. This is their moment, this is our moment, to live up to the trust that the American people have placed in us -- even when it"s hard; especially when it"s hard. This is our moment to deliver.
I urge members of Congress to rise to this moment. Answer the call of history, and vote yes for health insurance reform for America.