Translate the following sentences into Chinese.
• The war is becoming the most important story of this
• It is quite another story now.
• Some reporters who were not included in the session broke
• He’ll be very happy if that story holds up.
• The Rita Hayworth’s story is one of the saddest. • What a story! I don’t believe a word of it.
• Last December the Post first reported that probes were
being made in each of those cities, but officials refused to
confirm the story.
• The story about him became smaller and by and by faded
out from American TV.
• Delicate difference
• Delicate diplomatic question
• Delicate ear for music
• Delicate features
• Delicate food
• Delicate health
• Delicate living
• Delicate porcelain
• Delicate sense of smell
• Delicate skin
• Delicate stomach
• Delicate surgical operation
• Delicate touch
• Delicate upbringing
• Delicate vase
My Friend, Albert Einstein
; Guess who is he/she
; An English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, natural philosopher, alchemist,
; gravitation and its effect on the orbits of planets
; The Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica (now known as the Principia) was
published on 5 July 1687, talking about three universal laws of motion ; an object at rest tends to stay at rest and that an object in uniform motion tends to
stay in uniform motion unless acted upon by a net external force.
; an applied force, , on an object equals the rate of change of its momentum, , with time
; for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction
; He has a story related with APPLE
; Isaac Newton
; physicist and chemist of Polish upbringing and, subsequently, French citizenship ; She was a pioneer in the field of radioactivity
; the only person honored with Nobel Prizes in two different sciences ; the first female professor at the University of Paris.
; Marie Skłodowska–Curie
; a British theoretical physicist
; He is known for his contributions to the fields of cosmology and quantum gravity,
especially in the context of black holes.
; The author of “A Brief History of Time”
; He is now almost completely paralyzed.
; Stephen Hawking
; an English naturalist
; realised and demonstrated that all species of life have evolved over time from common
ancestors through the process he called natural selection
; His scientific discovery remains the foundation of biology
; Charles Darwin
; a Swiss linguist
; His ideas laid a foundation for many significant developments in linguistics in the 20th
; He is widely considered the 'father' of 20th-century linguistics, and his ideas have had a
monumental impact on literary and cultural theory and interpretation ; Ferdinand de Saussure
; Person of the Century------Time 1999
; “The world has changed far more in the past 100 years than in any other century in
history. The reason is not political or economic, but technological----technologies that
flowed directly from advances in basic science…Clearly, no scientist better represents
those advances than Albert Einstein.”
What do you know about Einstein?
; “My life is a simple thing that would interest no one. It is a known fact that I was born
and that is all that is necessary.”
; Was born in Germany, 1879
; Was slow to learn to speak ; did not do well in elementary school; could not stand
organized learning; loathed taking exams
2; “Special Theory of Relativity”(狭义相对论), E=MC , 1905
; “General Theory of Relativity”(广义相对论)？1916
; Earned the Nobel Prize for Physics, 1921
; Fled European fascism, settled at Princeton University, 1933
; Helped the large number of refugees who were arriving in the US from Nazi Germany ; Signed a letter to President F. Roosevelt, urging the US to develop an atomic bomb
before Nazi Germany did it
; As a result, “Manhattan Project” was formed that secretly developed the first atomic
; Died in Princeton, New Jersey, 1955
; How would you describe Einstein’s appearance?
What do you think are the necessary qualities if one wants to be a great scientist?
; The structure of the text
; Read through the text again and divide the text into Four Parts
Part One (Para.1)
It introduces the main idea of the article, that the most essential quality of Einstein is simplicity.
convey: communicate or express sth, with or without words
; She’ll worry at those figures until she’s sure they’ve been worked out properly.
be up against: in a very difficult situation or with a serious problem to deal with
Eg. Tom is sure to be up against various problems after he takes his office.
fathom: understand what sth. means after thinking about it carefully
Eg. I could not fathom why he did not come.
Part Three (Para. 8--11)
The author highlights the simplicity and greatness Einstein displayed in his scientific research.
Beethoven “created” his music, but the music of Mozart was of such purity and beauty one felt
he had merely “found” it----that it had always existed as part of the inner beauty of the
Universe, waiting to be revealed.
at rest: not moving; not active;
Eg. We can not get off the bus when it is not at rest.
characterize: be a typical quality or feature of sb. or sth.
; This kind of behavior characterizes the criminal mind. 这种举止是罪犯的心理特征。
stationary: (adj.) 固定的？不动的
stationery: (n.) 文具
lesser man: a man not as strong, brave, intelligent, etc.
provided (that)/providing (that ) : on the condition that
; You may keep the book a further week provided (that) no one else requires it.
cherish: think something is very important and wish to keep it
; cherish one's family/ hope/ right/ chance
; fine rugs that are cherished by their owners
; cherish a memory
Fail: not help (someone) when they expect you to;
She wants to talk to him, but her courage failed him.
I failed them when they needed me.
Words failed him: He couldn't find proper words to describe Einstein’s greatness.
tribute: a gift, payment, declaration, or other acknowledgment of gratitude, respect, or
; as a tribute to his generosity 作为对他慷慨大度的颂扬
; pay a high tribute to sb.'s ability 高度称赞某人的能力
His very ineloquence made this the most eloquent tribute I have heard to Einstein’s genius.
Part Four (Para. 12--13)
akin to: very similar to
take on/take after/take in/take off/
take over/take up
1.Who will __ my job when I’m away.
2.Tom ___ his father very much. 3.Her face ___ a worried look. 4.The plane will ___ at 7:00. 5.The cloth ___ water very easily. 6.Don’t be ___ by his words.
7.When did you ___ that kind of job.
8.___ your clothes. It’s very warm here.
What is the thesis statement of this article?
He was one of the greatest scientists the world has ever known, yet if I had to convey the essence
of Albert Einstein in a single word, I would choose simplicity.
Find the specific details in the article that support this theme.
; attitude to money
; his appearance
; deal with other people
; cope with a difficult problem
; view of Mozart
; his scientific methods
As a scientist, he was
His theory is
As a man, he was