The motivation to succeed comes from the burning desire to achieve a purpose. Napoleon Hill wrote, “ Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.
成功的行动来自于那燃烧着的想要达成目的的欲望。拿破仑•希尔写道: “ 成功的意念能够到达个人的构想与信念所能到达的任何地方。 “
A young man asked Socrates the secret to success. Socrates told the young man to meet him near the river the next morning. They met. Socrates asked the young man to walk with him toward the river. When the water got up to their neck, Socrates took the young man by surprise and ducked (vt. 将……猛按入水) him into the water. The boy struggled to get out but Socrates was strong and kept him there until the boy started turning blue. Socrates pulled his head out of the water and the first thing the young man did was to gasp(vi.喘息) and take a deep breath of air. Socrates asked, “ What did you want the most when you were there? “ The boy replied, “ Air. “ Socrates said, “ That is the secret to success. When you want success as badly as you wanted the air, then you will get it. There is no other secret. “
一个年轻人向苏格拉底询问成功的秘诀,苏格拉底让年轻人第二天早晨到河边见他。他们见面后,苏格拉底叫年轻人和他一起走向河里,当河水淹至他们的脖子时,苏格拉底出其不意地抓住年轻人并把其压入水中,那人想要挣出水面,而强壮有力的苏格拉底将他摁在水中直到他变得无力抗争,脸色发青。苏格拉底将他的头拖出水面,这个年轻人所做的第一件事就是大口喘息后,深吸一口气。苏格拉底问: “ 当你闷在水里的时候你最想要的是什么? “ 年轻人回答说: “ 空气。 “苏格拉底说: “ 那就是成功的秘诀。当你像渴望空气一样渴望成功,你就能够获得它!没有其他的秘密了。 “
A burning desire is the starting point of all accomplishment. Just like a small fire cannot give much heat, a weak desire cannot produce great results.
A Strong earthquake hit YuShu and destroyed it seriously.Which event in YuShu do you think is the most moving?There is a survey about this recently.The results can be listed as follows.
43 percent of the people choose the event that HuangFurong who came from HongKong sacrificed his own life to save the students and teachers in ruins.24% support the electricity worker who died of overwork to restore the electricity supply owing to public service.20% are in favor of an old man who made a living by performing in the street in ShenZhen but donated his money to the disaster area twice.13% choose the event that the school at which nobody was injured in the earthquake resumed classes quickly and was called the proudest one.
Different people have different ideas.I will choose the event concerned with HuangFurong.It is my honor to introduce some backgrounds about him.He once participated in the rescue of WenChuan earthquake in 2008.He himself was not healthy enough.But he insisted on public service diligently without any payment for many years .Though not rich, he tried his best to help the people who need help,especially the poor.He was awarded the honorary citizen of HongKong after his death by Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.To spread his spirit,the young in Hong Kong form an organization named after him now.He is called Afu, according to Chinese custom and he will be remembered by all the Chinese people.In my view,Afu is a hero who can move me to tears .Only by learning from him and doing something to help others,can we make contributions to a better society.
假设你是李华，曾在美国学习半年，现已回国。你想联系你的美国老师Mr. Smith,但没有其联系方式。请根据以下要点给你的美国同学Tom 写一封信：
2. 询问Mr, smith 的近况并索要其联系方式;
I am now back China and sound. In this letter I would like to convey my heartfelt appreciation to you for your kind assistance in my English learning when I was in New York. Additionally, your generous help and tender care made me feel warmly welcomed and transformed my first American trip into a unforgettable memory.
I have been missing our English professor, Mr. Smith whose unusual cast of mind, wide and varied knowledge, together with a singular personal charm, combined to exert a strong influence on me. What about him recently? I desire to contact him for some suggestions on improving my listening ability. However, his email address is not available. So would you mind delivering it to me via the online mailbox?
I am more than delighted to invite you to join us to celebrate the Spring Festival -Chinese Lunar New Year so that I can repay your friendship. You can partner with me to have a try in lion dances ,which is extremely exciting. And the grand lantern festival parade will be bound to impress you. I assure you that you would enjoy visiting here as I did at you home.
With my best regards! Yours cordially, Li Hua爱文笔_aiwenbi.com