关键词：2009年英语专八 英语专八答案 转八
31 、( D ) the monarch of the United Kingdom
32 、( B ) Edinburgh.
33 、( A ) Thomas Jefferson.
34 、( C ) Sydney
35 、( D ) Percy B. Shelley
36 、( B ) Walt Whitman.
37 、( C ) D.H. Lawrence.
38 、( D ) psycholinguistics.
39 、( C ) pidgin.
40 、( A ) an illocutionary act.
Cell phone has altered human relations. There is usually a note on the door of conference room, which reads close your handset|. However, the rings are still resounding in the room. We are all common people and has few urgencies to do. Still, we are reluctant to turn off the phone. Cell phone symbolizes our connection with the world and reflects our thirst for socialization. We are familiar with the scene when a person stops his steps to edit short messages with eyes glued at his phone, disregard of his location, whether in road center or beside restroom.
手机改变了人与人之间的关系。通常有注意到的门上的会议室，内容“关闭手机| 。 ”然而，环仍然响亮的房间。我们都是普通百姓，并做一些紧迫问题。但是，我们也不愿意关闭手机。手机象征着我们与世界和反映了我们“渴望社会。 ”我们熟悉的场景时，一个人停止他的步骤来编辑短信眼睛盯着他的电话，不顾他的位置，无论是在道路中心或旁边的洗手间。
We, the human species, are confronting a planetary emergency – a threat to the survival of our civilization that is gathering ominous and destructive potential even as we gather here. But there is hopeful news as well: we have the ability to solve this crisis and avoid the worst – though not all – of its consequences, if we act boldly, decisively and quickly.
However, despite a growing number of honorable exceptions, too many of the worlds leaders are still best described in the words Winston Churchill applied to those who ignored Adolf Hitlers threat: They go on in strange paradox, decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid for fluidity, all powerful to be impotent.
So today, we dumped another 70 million tons of global-warming pollution into the thin shell of atmosphere surrounding our planet, as if it were an open sewer. And tomorrow, we will dump a slightly larger amount, with the cumulative concentrations now trapping more and more heat from the sun.
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Are Dialects Just as Acceptable in Public Places
Above is the TEM Band 8 writing title, how would you go about this essay?
Mandarin, or putonghua, is the standard service sector language in China. However lately some employees of a metropolis subway company start using dialects to cater to the requirements of people from different areas in order to render better service. Opponents sees the countering effects of such movement to the national policy of promoting mandarin across China. Write in 400 words your opinion and support your argument and bring your essay to a natural conclusion.
Chinas State Administration of Radio Film and Television (SARFT) recently issued a notice banning domestic radio and TV stations from translating foreign radio and TV programmes into any local dialect. The notice said that such dialect translation contradicts the national initiative to promote Putonghua, or Mandarin, around the country. Foreign programmes that have been translated into dialects must be removed from television and radio immediately. The notice evoked a mixed response from experts and audio and video producers, as well as the general public. Many voiced their concerns that local dialects would be fornidden in public places. Mandarian, which means common language, is the countrys predominant language and is widely used by more than 70 percent of the population. However, local dialects still enjoy pupularity for relatively less-educated people in some occasions. The dialects do make unique role and should be tolerated for existence in public places.
Though promoted widely in public places, dialects are acceptable in public places. First, it is more than a mere tool for communication. It is, most importantly, the messenger of its respective culture. If the dialect was eliminated from daily use, the culture will be broken. Second, Mandarian can absorb the elit part of local dialect to enrich its vovabulary and usuge. This is the perfection of Mandartian from thousands of years blend and contact. The dialects can also be popular in the public. Along with the famous short play by comic actors in NE China, the local dialect came into the splotlight, and enjoyed more pupulatity throughout China. Such a cultural phenomenon represents the audience an attitude to local dialects which cater to the taste of the majority. Third, dialect is the only mean of communication to some undereducated local people. If local dialects are fobbiden in the public places, they can not communicate.
To sum up, local dialects should be tolerated in public places for its unique role which Mandarian can not substitute. We should guartee its survival because dialects stand for our spiritual land. From a long-term perspective, dialects should not and would not be wiped out. There is no need for any purposeful and deliberate attempt to protect dialects. Just let dialects take their natural course. The best way to protect a dialect is to use it in daily life and pass it down from generation to generation.
09专八改错题目 Proofreading & Error Correction:
The previous section has shown how quickly a rhyme passes
from one school child to the next and illustrates the further difference (1)_____
between shcool lore and nursery lore. In nursery lore a verse, learnt
in early childhood, is not usually passed on again when the little listener (2)_____
has grown up, and has children of their own, or even grandchildren. (3)_____
The period between learning a nursery rhyme and transmitting
It may be something from twenty to seventy years. With the playground (4)_____
lore, therefore, a rhyme may be excitedly passed on whtin the very hour (5)_____
it is learnt; and in the general, it passes between children of the (6)_____
same age, or nearly so, since it is uncommon for the difference in age
between playmates to be more than five years. If therefore, a playground
rhyme can be shown to have been currently for a hundred years, or (7)_____
even just for fifty, it follows that it has been retransmitting over
and over; very possibly it has passed along a chain of two or three (8)_____
hundred young hearers and tellers, and the wonder is that it remains live (9)_____
after so much handling, to let alone that it bears resemblance to the (10)____
(1)illustrated，承接has shown and illustrated...
(2) the little listener改为a little listener,因为是不确指
(6) in the general去掉the
(7) currently 改为current
(8) it has passed along 改为 it has been passed
(9) live 改为 alive
(10) to let alone去掉to 改为 let alone