He jabbed2 a finger at the proposal. "Next time you want to change anything, ask me first," he said.
  How dare he treat me like that, I thought. I had changed one long sentence, and corrected grammar, something I thought I was paid to do.
  It"s not that I hadn"t been warned. Other women who had worked my job before me called Albert names I couldn"t repeat. One coworker took me aside the first day. "He"s personally responsible for two different secretaries leaving the firm," she whispered.
  As the weeks went by, I grew to despise Albert. His actions made me question much that I believed in, such as turning the other cheek and loving your enemies. Albert quickly slapped a verbal insult on any cheek turned his way.
  One day another of his episodes left me in tears. I stormed into his office, prepared to lose my job if needed, but not before I let the man know how I felt. I opened the door and Albert glanced up. "What?" he asked abruptly.
  Suddenly I knew what I had to do. After all, he deserved it.
  I sat across from him and said calmly, "Albert, the way you"ve been treating me is wrong. I"ve never had anyone speak to me that way. it"s wrong, and I can"t allow it to continue."
  Albert snickered3 nervously and leaned back in his chair. I closed my eyes briefly. God help me, I prayed.
  "I want to make you a promise, I will be a friend," I said. "I will treat you as you deserve to be treated, with respect and kindness. You deserve that. Everybody does." I slipped out of the chair and closed the door behind me.
  Albert avoided me the rest of the week. Proposals and letters appeared on my desk while I was at lunch, and my corrected versions were not seen again. I brought cookies to the office one day and left a batch4 on his desk. Another day Ileft a note. "Hope your day is going great," it read.
  Over the next few weeks, Albert reappeared. He was reserved, but there were no other episodes. Coworkers cornered5 me in the break room. "Guess you got to Albert," they said.
  I shook my head. "Albert and I are becoming friends," I said in faith. I refused to talk about him. Every time I saw Albert in the hall, I smiled at him: After all, that"s what friends do.
  One year after our "talk," I discovered I had breast cancer. I was thirty-two, the mother of three beautiful young children, and scared. The cancer had metastasized6 to my lymph nodes7 and the statistics were not great for long-term survival. After my surgery, friends and loved ones visited and tried to find the right words. No one knew what to say, and many said the wrong things. Others wept, and I tried to encourage them. I clung to8 hope myself.
  One day, Albert stood awkwardly in the doorway of my small, darkenedhospital room. I waved him in with a smile. He walked over to my bed and without a word placed a bundle beside me. Inside the package lay several bulbs.
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  Zeng Zi was one of Confucius" students. Once, Zeng Zi"s wife wa。s going shopping. Because the child was crying loudly, she promise。d the child that she would kill their pig to treat him after she returned home. After she returned, Zeng Zi captured to butcher the pig. His wife stopped him, saying " I was kidding the child." Zeng zi said: "There is no kidding with the children, because they know little and they usually imitate their parents and follow their instructions. If you cheat them, it is the same as teaching them to cheat the others." So Zeng Zi killed the pig, because he knew that sincerity and keeping one"s words are the e。ssentials of conducting oneself. If he broke his words, he might keep his pig, but he would leave a unforgettable shadow in his child"s heart.

cu。te. She has two big oyes and a small nose, We are in the sane school.We 
are learning and playi。ng togethar. She likes dolphin and purple. I like d。olphin and purple,too. 
 We are good friend.石家庄市长热线
  This is a story that happened in 17th century Europe. Tulips were introduced into Holland before the 17th century but it did not take long for the flowers to gain popularity among the upper classes. Flowers of such beauty and rarity soon became symbols of power and prestige and the rich tried their utmost to lay their hands on some to display in their gardens. When more people learned of the prices that the rich were willing to pay for tulips, they knew they just found a "get-rich-quick" gold mine.
  By 1634, the whole country was so fascinated by tulips that all other activities almost came to a stop. People were trading in tulips and even buying and selling un-sprouted flowers. It was similar to the futures market today, where traders are buying and selling crude oil or cotton which they will never see. It was documented that one rare bulb fetched a price equivalent to ten tons of cheese. As the tulip trades increased, regular marts were set up on the Stock Exchange of Amsterdam and other towns. That happened in the year 1636 when mania was reaching its peak.
  Like all speculative bubbles, many made a fortune in the beginning. As the prices moved in one direction, you only needed to buy low and sell high, buy high and sell higher. After the initial gains, confidence rose and many sold away their assets in order to invest more money in tulips, hoping to make more money. The temptation was so great that those who were watching from the sidelines also rushed to the tulip-marts. People often said in jest that one should sell stocks when housewives were talking about stocks in the market. Mass participation was a sign that the market had peaked. At that time, everyone thought that the high demand for tulips would continue forever and prices could only go up because more and more people from all over the world would start to like tulips. This was similar to the early nineties when China opened up its economy. If a listed company announced its intention to enter the Chinese market, its stock price rose because the profit potential was limitless if every single Chinese bought its product.
  When the prices of tulips reached such an exorbitant level, few people bought them for planting in their gardens. The real demand for the flowers was exaggerated by people who were buying them for speculation, not appreciation. The bubble finally burst in 1637. For some unknown reasons maybe a group of people suddenly realised the madness tulips failed to command the usual inflated prices in a gathering. Word spread and the market crashed. As in all asset bubbles, it took time to propel prices to such outlandish levels, but it only took a single pierce to burst the bubble. When c。onfidence was destroyed, it could not be recovered and prices kept falling until they were one-tenth of those set during the peak. Soon the nobles became poor and the rich became paupers. Cries of distress res。ounded everywhere in Holland.
  Why do investment professionals like to bring up this story that happened centuries ago? This is because greed is part of human nature and short memory is an investor trait, we just never seem to learn from past mistakes. Recently, many have pointed to the American investors" craze over Internet stocks as another "tulipmania". Whether these are really "Internet tulips" remain to be seen. However there are tell-tale signs that the buying is overdone.



陆川第二小学2013县班    王泰茜 
总之,温汤桥除了能让车、人通过,还有一个三峰桥、友爱桥等其它桥所企及不到的。功能——蓄水抗洪。 。
  When a person d。ied in Bali, his family and1. _______
  friends are not usually sad; for them dead is the 2. _______
  beginning of an another life. The dead person will3. _______
  come back to the world with another shape. Before 4. _______
  this happen, his old body must go. In some places5. _______
  in Bali, the dead body put on a high ground6. _______
  and in a tree. The body is then often eaten by animals. 7. _______
  And usually in Bali the body is burned. After 8. _______
  being burned, the dead person can easy come9. _______
  back to life to live in this world.10. ______
   Some things about computers are easier as you may1. _______
  fear. First, computers are logical(逻辑的). Things at first 2. _______
  seems difficult will make sense to you after you learn the3. _______
  rules. Second, it is really not hardly to learn enough to4. _______
  use today machines. You don"t need to be great brain.5. _______
  But you do have to learn to think it in new ways. 6. _______
  And you do have to keep good bit of information7. _______
  in your head. Finally, there are many people 8. _______
  around whom are really enthusiastic(热心的) about 9. __。_____
  computers. This people are always happy to be of help.10. ______
  In England it is never too hot and too cold for work or 1. _______
  play in the open air. This is because the sea. The sea keeps 2. _______
  the island warmth in winter and makes the air cool in summer. 3. _______
  The winds also have much more to do with the weather in England.4. _______
  The winds blow from the southwest two days out of 5. _______
  every three. The winds from the Atlantic are wet as good as6. _______
  they are warm. They also bring plenty of rain for the island.7. _______
  The east and northeast winds is cold and dry.8. _______
  The weather changes great in England. In spring, sunshine9. _______
  and rain follow each other very often that an umbrella
  or a raincoat are the things you want most in England. 10. ______
   Tables manners are important in China. If1. _______
  one is invited to dinner, he should not late2. _______
  and should bring some small gift for the host(主人). 3. _______
  The oldest sits facing the door or the 4. _______
  window and the other guests sit in the order of his 5. _______
  ages. One should begin eating until everyone6. _______
  was seated. It is bad manners to eat only 7. _______

 。 运动员向终点跑去, 
  I used to be just like every other kids, I was a very mischievous1 and I looked the way other little girls looked. But slowly my face started to change and at the age of four I was diagnosed with a rare genetic condition called Cher。ubism2.
  As my face became more deformed3 I started to become withdrawn. Kids at school would call me "fat chin" and "chubby4 cheeks". When I"d walk down the street I would be stared at and taunted5. Adults weren"t thing! which made me feel small and worthless. My teenage years were very hard because it"s a time when you want to fit in with your school friends and be popular and like everyone else. But I didn"t fit in, so I was very unhappy and kept wishing my face would become normal.
  I loved reading. I used to spend hours in the school and local library reading books to escape from the bullying6. Bullies don"t tend to go to libraries, it"s far too intellectual for them! But because I was reading so much my English levels increased and I got two As in my English GCSEs7. At first I wanted to leave school and become a doctor/vet/teacher/air hostess/h。airdresser/nurse like my friends, but when I was fourteen I decided that I really wanted to be a film director/writer/poet/actress/producer/journalist! So I left school and went to college and I"m now finishing a degree in animation8, media and society. These years spent hiding in libraries turned out to be very useful indeed!
  I"ve often 。had people say to me, "Is there anything they can do for your face so you can look normal? No? Oh, isn"t that awful? You poor thing!" But is it so awful? I spend years feeling unhappy because people were cruel to me. But I realize now that it"s not my face that is the problem but people"s prejudices9. We live in a society that says physical difference is bad and beauty is good. But this has resulted in disfigured10 and disabled people like me being treated like secondclass citizens because our bodies are different and we are seen as less than human.
  My face is very different, and some would say it was ugly. But I"m proud to have it. It"s influenced me and made me stronger. I"m no angel(my childhood tendency towards mischief remains) but I think I"m okay. I learnt at a very young age that people can be cruel and ignorant and that the world is a very difficult place to live in when you have a disability or disfigurement. Perhaps I was too young to learn this. But I think having this face has taught me one of the most important things that a person can learn, that it"s okay to be different, even great to be different and that diversity is what makes life so special.
  ①mischievous adj.恶作剧的,淘气的
  ②cherubism n.颌骨增大症
  ③deformed adj.不成形的,丑陋的,残废的
  ④chubby adj.圆胖的,丰满的
  ⑤taunt vt.嘲弄,奚落
  ⑥bully vt. 威吓,威逼n.欺凌弱小者
  ⑦GCSE(abbr.):General Certificate of Secondary Education普通中等教育证书
  ⑧animation n.动画
  ⑨prejudice n.偏见,成见,损害,侵害
  ⑩disfigure vt.损毁……的外形,使变丑


  It might make a larger omelette but a bigger egg isn"t necessarily a better one — and it certainly doesn"t make the hen that laid it very happy.
  That is the view of the chairman of the British Free Range Producers" Association, who says that if you want to be kind to hens, you should eat medium, not large or very large, eggs.
  “It can be painful to the hen to lay a larger egg,” Tom Vesey, who keeps 16,000 hens on 45 acres at Dingestow, Monmouth, told The Times. “There is also the stress, which is a big problem as it takes more out of hens to lay large eggs. It would be kinder to eat smaller eggs. Whenever I go to the Continent people eat medium-sized eggs yet here the housewife seems to be wedded to large eggs.”
  He also suggests people would do better eating a breakfast of two medium-sized eggs rather than one large one. “I prefer medium eggs,” he said, “They taste better, are less watery and don"t run off the plate.”
  Mr Vesey, who says he is determined to change egg-shopping habits, insists that farmers only produce large eggs because they receive more for them from supermarkets. The average price for 12 free-range eggs paid to a farmer is 77p for medium, £1 for large and just over £1 for very large.
  Mr Vesey has been criticised by industry chiefs for raising the issue in The Grocer but animal welfare experts say his argument is valid. Phil Brooke, of Compassion in World Farming, said: “Selectively breeding hens for high productivity, whether larger eggs or larger numbers of eggs, can cause a range of problems such as osteoporosis, bone breakage and prolapse. We need to breed and feed hens so that they can produce eggs without risk to their health or 。welfare.”
  Christine Nicol, Professor of Animal Welfare at the University of Bristol, said: “There is no str。ong published evidence of pain in egg-laying hens but it"s not ueasonable to think there may be a mismatch in the size of birds and the eggs they produce. We do often spot bloodstains on large eggs. As a personal decision I would never buy jumbo eggs.”
  Prices for very large eggs have decreased slightly over the past year, something Mr Vesey believes may make farmers think again about their production. He would like to see higher prices paid for medium eggs to encourage production. There is little consumer demand for small eggs, which weigh less than 53g and are mostly used in。 processed food.
  He thinks by changing the protein element of poultry feed it is possible for farmers to slow down the process of egg production so that hens can lay smaller eggs. He also suggests that farmers will make more profit from producing medium eggs because there will be fewer breakages. The volume of egg shell is the same on a medium as on a large or very large egg. Thin shells mean more cracked eggs.
  Mark Williams, head of the British Egg Industry Council, said shoppers mostly opted for large eggs, thinking they offered better value for money. “But it is possible consumers could be switched off from buying large overnight,” he said.
  In The Origin Diet, dietitian Elizabeth Somer asserts that certain cravings were central to human survival and evolution. "Fat and sugar were scarce hundreds of thousands of years ago," she writes. "Fat was a precious source of calories (supplying more than twice the calories per gram of either protein or starch), and our ancestors had no need to develop an appetite shutoff valve for fat. Instead, wh。en they found fatty food, they ate all they could get and developed an unlimited capacity to store extra calories."
  The quest for fat and sugar, Somer believes, is now hardwired into our brains, governed by dozens of chemicals including endorphins. Seroton。in, for example, is the "feel good" chemical. When levels are low, we seem to crave sweets and carbs, which raise serotonin and improve mood. This may help explain why many women crave chocolate near their periods.
  What about the cravings that many pregnant women experience? Growing research suggests that odd food yearnings - and food aversions - may protect the fetus. Some pregnant women lose the desire to drink coffee or wine and turn green at the sight of fish, meat, eggs or vegetables. Instead, they crave sweets, fruits (especially citrus) and dairy products.
  One explanation: These foods are least likely to carry harmful organisms or natural toxins. "It may be your body is telling you to keep your fetus away from anything that might be toxic," says Frances Largeman, managing editor of FoodFit.com, a website promoting healthy eating habits.
  Largeman acknowledges that the theory doesn"t account for why some pregnant women hunger for pickles and others for apple strudel. Cravings are difficult to explain scientifically, she says, "because people don"t eat nutrients; they eat food." And everybody"s preferences differ.
  One explanation: These foods are least likely to carry harmful organisms or natural toxins. "It may be your body is telling you to keep your fetus away from anything that might be toxic," says Frances Largeman, managing editor of FoodFit.com, a website promoting healthy eating habits.
 。 Largeman acknowledges that the theory doesn"t account for why some pregnant women hunger for pickles and others for apple strudel. Cravings are difficult to explain scientifically, she says, "because people don"t eat nutrients; they eat food." And everybody"s preferences differ.
  Some experts think cravings are as much a reflection of our social and psychological makeup as they are of our physiological impulses. "Food adds solace to our lives," says Jeff Hampl, a spokesman for the American Dietetic Association. "Often, cravings are tied to a childhood experience and good feelings associated with it. There"s a subconscious desire to replace those emotions."
  This would explain my predilection for rapini, since my mother serves it every Thanksgiving. Yet regardless of the reason, Largeman — who craves salmon sometimes - thinks you should satisfy a craving when it strikes. "A craving usually just gets worse," She says, "and it could lead to binging."


  Legend has it that Napoleon objected to the time-honored military practice of marching on the left side of the road with weapons at the ready in the right hand: it put lefties like him at a stra。tegic disadvantage. Once in power, the story goes, the French emperor—whose queen, Josephine, was also a southpaw—ordered his armies to switch sides. Civilians in countries he conquered had to do the same. Hence, supposedly, the rules of the road as we know them were born, which also 。explains why the British (who, along with the Prussians, defeated Napoleon at Waterloo) still drive on the left。
  Not only was atomic scientist Marie Curie left-handed, but she was the matriarch of a whole family of accomplished, southpaw scientists. Curie, who discovered the principles of radioactivity and won two Nobel Prizes, was married to fellow lefty Pierre Curie, who was instrumental in helping Marie"s atomic research and shared one of her Nobel awards. Historians believe their daughter, Irene, was also left-handed. Irene went on to win a Nobel Prize of her own 。with her husband--who, you guessed it, was also left-handed。
  Lefty scientists are hardly unusual. In addition to the Curie clan, Einstein, Newton and Alan Turing—founder of modern computer science—all were left-handed as well。