With so many people communicating in English every day ,it will become more and more important to have a good knowledge of English.
For a long time the language in America stayed the same, while the language in England changed.
In the same way Americans still use the expression “I guess “(meaning “I think”),just as the British did 300 years ago.
At the same time, British English and American English started borrowing words from other languages ,ending up with different words.
Except for these differences in spelling, written English is more or less the same in both British and American English.
However,most of the time people from the two countries do not have any difficulty in understanding each other.
Many people travel because they want to see other countries and visit places that are famous, interesting or beautiful.
Many of today’s travelers are looking for an unusual experience and adventure travel is becoming more and more popular.
Instead of spending your vacation on a bus, in a hotel or sitting on the beach, you may want to try hiking.
Hiking is fun and exciting, but you shouldn’t forget safety.
A raft is a small boat that you can use to paddle down rivers and streams.
If you want a normal rafting trip, choose a quiet stream or river that is wide and has few fallen trees or rocks.
The name “whitewater “comes from the fact that the water in these streams and rivers looks white when it moves quickly.
As with hiking ,you should always think about your safety and wear good clothes.
Jane and Betty are going on separate holidays in a few days’ time.
When are you off to Guangzhou?
My plane leaves at seven, so I think we’ll take a taxi.
See you when I get back.
The next moment the first wave swept her down, swallowing the garden.
Now ,the water, which was cold as ice and flowed faster than a river, was above her knees.
Jeff and Flora looked into each other’s face with a look of fright.
Flora,whose beautiful hair and dress were all cold and wet, started crying.
Tree after tree went down, cut down by the water, which must have been three meters deep.
The garden that was once so beautiful was completely destroyed, swept away by the wild water.
I found some photos of interesting places which were not too far away from Chengdu.
He told me that I could go on a two-day trip to Leshan and Emei, which wasn’t too expensive.
First,we went to Leshan, where we climbed all the way up the mountain to see the Buddha.
Looking up at the large head and down at the large feet makes you feel so small.
Wei Bin took photos of us standing in front of the Buddha.
Steven Spielberg, whose mother was a music teacher, was born in 1946 in a small town in America.
In 1959 Spielberg won a prize for a film which he made when he was thirteen years old.
The reason why he could not go there was that his grades were too low.
Here he worked on a short film, which won him a job as the youngest film director in the world.
This was the moment when Spieberg’s career really took off.
It is about a big white shark that attacks swimmers who are spending their holidays in a small village by the sea.
Many people who saw the film were afraid to swim in the sea when they remembered the scenes in which people were eaten by the shark.
Spielberg has made two films about creatures that come to the earth from outer space.
For example , ET(1982) is about a young boy called Elliott who makes friends with a small creature from outer space and helps him to find a way to go home.
Jurassic Park, which Spielberg made in 1993,is about a park where a very rich man keeps different kinds of dinosaurs.
In his war films, he has shown that love and peace will win over war in the end.
Steven Spielberg is one of the top directors in the film industry and also has many fans in China.
When asked about the secret of his success, Steven Spielberg said that he owes much of his success and happiness to his wife and children.
He met Cate Capshaw, who is an actress, when he was working on one of his films.
After that it still took seven years before they finally got married.
Mr Gao, the only teacher of the Shuiquan Primary School, has to stay away for a month to take care of his sick mother.
The most important thing for young Minzhi is not to lose any more pupils from the school---NOT ONE LESS—before Mr. Gao returns!
She tries to keep the students in the classroom by locking them up in the classroom and running after those who escape.
Minzhi wants to go to town, but she can’t afford to buy a bus ticket.
She wants them to let her appear live on the air, hoping that Huike will see her.
Many people like this not just because the story itself is moving, but also because most of the people in the film use their real names and play themselves.
I guess it wasn’t really your fault, was it?
People who go to a formal Western dinner party for the first time may be surprised by table manners in Western culture.
Having good table manners means knowing ,for example, how to use knives and forks, when to drink a toast and how to behave at the table.