1 September 2005

One shot diary:

  • New album <30year’s Greatest Hits> of pianist Bob James (smooth jazz) released.
  • The People’s Bank of China issued the new print of the current version of the Renminbi on Aug 31.
  • Micheal Finley chooses Spurs over Heat, Suns. —-NBA .com
  • <South sports> closed down on Aug 30, chief editor Gong Xiaoyue made his sad curtain call.
  • Queue jumping is a bad behavior.


 每日翻译练习[101]

 

PoliticianEach year, small businesses create more jobs than do large established businesses. Therefore, in order to reduce unemployment in the long term, we should provide incentives for starting small businesses rather than for expanding established large businesses.

 

Which of the following, if true, casts the most doubt on the politician’s argument

 

  • In general, people employed by small businesses report higher job satisfaction than do people employed by large businesses.
  • Among the currently unemployed are many people with sufficient job skills to perform the jobs that small businesses would create.
  • Providing an effective incentive for starting a business generally costs significantly less than providing an effective incentive for expanding a large business.
  • A high proportion of small businesses fail within three years of starting because of their owners’ inexperience.
  • The average large business contributes more money to politicians campaign funds than the average small business does.

 

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答案:(D)

 

政治家:每年,小企业比大型老牌公司要创造更多的就业机会。因此,为减少长期的失业率,我们应当鼓励推动兴办小企业而不是扩大老牌的大公司。

 

下列哪一个,假如是正确的,对政治家的论点提出最大质疑?

 

A)通常,小企业的雇员比大公司的雇员对工作的满意程度要高。

B)在当前失业人员中有许多人具有足够的完成小企业提出的工作要求的技能。

C)提供创办企业的有效刺激通常比为扩大一个大公司提供的有效刺激要小得多。

D)有很大比例的小公司在开办3年内由于他们的所有者缺乏经验而倒闭。

E)一般大公司为政治家捐款比一般小企业多。


今日音乐

 

David Byrne  <the Last Emperor>

 

中加合拍电影《末代皇帝》在1987年奥斯卡颁奖典礼上大出风头。囊获了包括最佳导演、最佳影片在内的9项大奖。David Byrne 的这首主题曲也成为了电影配乐历史上的经典之作。

这部电影也成就了小童星宫傲;尊龙的出色演出为他奠定了在西方电影界的地位;在影片里面,我们还看到了一大批的明星:英若诚、陈冲、邬君梅、陈凯歌、卢燕、坂本龙一、里克.杨。本片改编自庄仕顿的著作《紫禁城的黄昏》,书和电影都是我非常喜欢的作品!

 

 

婉容和溥仪的合照

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