City College Union Inc
The Union is a student-run organization with a permanent staff of 20. Typing speed: at least 60 wpm.
The ability to take shorthand dictation and a working knowledge of filling procedures are essential requirements.
The basic salary for the position is $ 18,500 per year.
Enquires to R. Barbar 387-5075.
Emu Airline is now offering a part-time position for a secretary.
The position offers at least 20 hours' work a week, with a view to full-time work in the future.
Monthly salary is about $ 1,400.
Phone 899-3264 for an appointment.
We need an operator to work in an office associated with the building industry. Only experienced operators are expected to apply.
Starting salary: $ 17,950 yearly.
Apply in writing to:
The Personnel Officer Hill Morgan Pty Ltd 38 Green Hill Rd. Kensington 2033.
Sewing Machinist Wanted
We are an expanding clothing company located south of the city. Our products include jeans, skirts, shorts and so on. We are looking for sewing machine operators
The factory works a 38-hour week over 4-5 days. Wages for this are $ 18,050 per year. Wages and conditions are in line with the current industrial award.
If you are interested, come over and pick up an application form from Ripper Jeans, 23 North Ave, Beaudesert.
1. What can we learn from the above advertisements?
2. The attractiveness of the post in Emu Airline is_____.
3. If you want to be a sewing machine operator you may contact this company by_____.
If you live in a big city, there are many things to drive you crazy on your daily route, and it’s not just overcrowded subway trains.
Vicky Zhao is a mainlander working in Hong Kong. For her, one thing she can’t put up with is people standing on the wrong side of the escalator(自动扶梯) in subway stations. “Escalators help us move faster and save time. It isn’t a place to rest,” the 24-year-old says. “I often see tourists block the way with their suitcases or chatting on the escalators during rush hours. It annoys me to no end.”
Admitting she is not the patient type, Zhao says things are much better in Hong Kong than in cities on the mainland where “stand right, walk left” signs are often ignored.
The logic behind the “stand right, walk left” escalator etiquette(礼仪) seems obvious. Even though you may want to catch your breath while you’re transported up or down, you should still consider others and leave enough space for people in a hurry, so that they can run and catch the train.
Many cities’ escalators, including London’s and Beijing’s, use the “stand right, walk left” system to speed up the flow of people. (Australia is an exception and you should stand on the left side instead.) But some cities discourage people from moving on escalators out of safety reasons. In Hong Kong’s subway stations there are regular announcements asking people to “stand still” on escalators. Even so, most people in this fast-paced city observe the “stand right, walk left” etiquette.
But the people who stand on escalators defend themselves by telling the walkers not to be so impatient. The BBC quotes one stander as saying: “If the person is in such a rush, why not just take the stairs? Even when the escalator is packed and there’s nowhere to move, I see these same people complaining about not being able to pass.”
Whatever the escalator etiquette is in the place you live or visit, do what most people are doing and always be mindful of others: leave enough space between each other, don’t stay at the end of the escalator, and if someone is blocking your way, a simple “excuse me” is enough.
4. In the second paragraph, the underlined word “It” refers to_____.
5. When on the escalator, a majority of local people in Hong Kong_____.
6. What can be inferred from the 6th paragraph?
7. Which of the following statements is the writer’s opinion?
The Royal Mint has chosen Beatrix Potter’s thieving Peter Rabbit as the first character from children’s literature ever to appear on a UK coin.
Peter, pictured in the blue jacket that he is forced to abandon in the garden of Mr McGregor when he is caught stealing vegetables, is captured on a special, coloured edition of a 50p coin available from now. The Royal Mint, which described Peter as “the most recognizable of Potter’s creations, and one of the most cherished from children’s literature”, will release uncoloured versions of the coin in change later this year.
Three more of Potter’s characters will also be committed to currency later this year, as part of celebrations marking 150 years since the children’s author’s birth. The images have been created by coin designer Emma Noble, who said it was “amazing to be given the opportunity to work with such famous and treasured literary characters”.
Potter’s The Tale of Peter Rabbit, featuring Peter and his better-behaved siblings (兄弟姐妹) Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail, was the first of her stories to be published, released in 1902 by Frederick Warne & Co. Potter would go on to follow it with a series of much-loved stories which remain popular today, from The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin to The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck.
8. Which character from children’s literature can be found on the UK coin?
9. According to the passage, the coins will be released by the Royal Mint to_____.
10. Which of the following statement is true?
11. Where is this passage probably taken from?
Understanding one's own history is important for young people's learning and development. Students are often asked to write a story about their own family's history or about a special person in their family. But too rarely do students focus on the history of their own community or their own people, in a way that helps them to understand why they find themselves in a particular situation.
When people understand their own history, they are able to grapple with the influence of the social structures that sometimes limit the possibilities in their lives. Taking this approach opens the door for young people to be managers of their own learning and development as they understand why they find themselves where they are. ,
Many people I have been talking to about this issue agree that not only schools but also public bodies and families have failed to educate young people about their own history. And I know from my own experience how difficult it was for my father to talk about his family's experience in 1944.This may be a reflection of the sadness that people feel about that history and not wanting to make it a burden on their young people. But in today's situation, those I spoke with now clearly see that as a mistake.
If our society is ever to find a way to properly deal with the influence of our own history, including what has happened to our Native American, African-American and Latino friends, our schools must step up to help young people understand their own stories. Families and related social bodies must do the same.
12. According to Paragraph 1, a good knowledge of our own history can help us_____.
13. What does the underlined phrase "grapple with" in Paragraph 2 mean?
14. It can be inferred from Paragraph 3 that the author's family's experience in 1944 was_____.
15. The passage mainly encourages us to_____.
When a starving man gets a meal, he begins to think about an overcoat; when an executive gets a new sports car, visions of country clubs and pleasure beats dance into view.
The many wants of mankind might be regarded as making up several levels. .
The first and most basic level of wants involves food. Once this want is satisfied, a second level of wants appears: clothing and some sort of shelter. By the end of World War II these wants were satisfied for a great majority of Americans. It included such items as automobiles and new houses.
By 1957 or 1958 this third level of wants was fairlywell satisfied. Then, in the late 1950s a fourth level of wants appeared: the“life-enriching” level. While the other levels involve physical satisfaction－the feeding,comfort, safety, and transportation of the human body－this levelstresses mental needs for recognition, achievement and happiness. It includes avariety of goods and services, many of which could be called “luxury” items.Among them are vacation trips, the best medical care, and entertainment.
On this level, a greater percentage of consumerspending goes to services, while on the first three levels more is spent ongoods. Will consumers raise their sights to a fifth level of wants as theirincome increases, or will they continue to demand luxuries and personalservices on the fourth level?
A fifth level probably would involve wantsthat can be achieved best by community action. Consumers may be spending moreon taxes to pay for government action against disease, ignorance, crime andprejudice. In this way, we canenjoy more fully the good things on the first four levels.
A. Then a thirdlevel appeared.
B. Differentpeople have different wants on each level.
C. There areseveral levels of wants in one’s life.
D. When there ismoney enough to satisfy one level of wants, another level appears
E. At this stage,we now may seek to ensure the health, safety, and leisure.
F. Also includedhere are fancy foods and the latest styles in clothing.
G. Human wantsseem endless.
阅读下面材料，在空白处填入适当的内容(1个单词)或括号内单词的正确形式。Facebook CEO Zuckerberg just had a baby girl namedMax, and (honor) the occasion, he's giving away themajority of his wealth. In the letter written by Zuckerberg and his wife,Priscilla Chan, to their new baby girl, he announced the birth of his firstchild and the _ (create)of the Chan Zuckerberg Fund, will focus on personalized learning, curing disease,connecting people and (build) strong communities.
“For your generation to live in better world, there is somuch more our generation can do,” Zuckerberg wrote. “Today your mother and Iare committing to spend our lives doing our small part to help solve thesechallenges.” The couple (donate) nearly all of their Facebookstock to the cause. “We will give 99% of our Facebook shares － (current) about $45 billion － to advance this (value) mission,” he wrote.“We know this is a small contribution compared all the resources and talentsalready working on these issues. we want to do what we can, working alongsidemany others.”
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注意: 1. 每处错误及其修改均仅限一词； 2. 只允许修改10处，多者(从第11处起)不计分。
An American and a Frenchman decided to cross the sea between France and England in the balloon in 1784. High over the water, they discover a hole in the balloon. The hole became bigger and bigger. The air keeps the balloon up was escaping quickly and the balloon was coming up. The two men threw all their equipments into the water to make the balloon light. It started to rise higher again. So it was still too close to the water. Finally, the men threw away most of his clothes to save themselves. The crowd waiting for to greet them in England were very surprised see this when the balloon landed in front of them.
What is time? Is it a thing to be saved or or wasted, like money? Or is it something we have no control , like the weather? Is time the same all over the world? That's an easy question, you say. you go, a minute is 60 seconds, an hour is 60 minutes, a day is 24 hours, and so forth. Well, maybe. But in America, time is that. Americans see time as a valuable . Maybe that's why they are of the expression, "Time is money."
To Americans, punctuality is a way of showing for other people's time. Being more than 10 minutes late to an appointment usually an apology, and maybe an explanation. People are running late often call ahead to let others know of the . Of course, the less formal the situation, the less important it is to be exactly . At informal get-togethers, , people often arrive as much as 30 minutes past the time. But they usually don't try that at work.
American lifestyles show people respect the time of others. When people plan an event, they often the time days or weeks in advance. Once the time is fixed, it takes almost a(n) to change it. If people want to come to your house for a friendly visit, they will usually first to make sure it is convenient. Only very close friends will just unannounced. Also, people hesitate to call others late at night for fear they be in bed. The time may vary, but most folks think about calling after 10:00 p.m.
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