UNIT2- 3
lessons from jefferson
Jefferson died long ago, but may of his ideas still of great interest to us.
Lessons from Jefferson
  Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States, may be less famous than George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, but most people remember at last one fact about him: he wrote the Declaration of Independence.
杰斐逊很久以前就死了,但是我们仍然对他的一些思想很感兴趣,杰斐逊的箴言, 布鲁斯.布利文、托马斯.杰斐逊美国第三任总统,也许不像乔治.华盛顿和亚伯拉罕.林肯那样著名,但大多数人至少记得有关他的一件事实:《独立宣言》是他起草的。
  Although Jefferson lived more than 200 years ago, there is much that we learn from him today. Many of his ideas are especially interesting to modern youth. Here are some of the things he said and wrote:
  Go and see. Jefferson believed that a free man obtains knowledge from many sources besides books and that personal investigation is important. When still a young man, he was appointed to a committee to find out whether the South Branch of the James River was deep enough to be used by large boats. While the other members of the committee sat in the state capitol and studied papers on the subject, Jefferson got into a canoe and made on-the-spot-observations.
  You can learn from everyone. By birth and by education Jefferson belonged to the highest social class. Yet, in a day when few noble persons ever spoke to those of humble origins except to give an order, Jefferson went out of his way to talk with gardeners, servants, and waiters. Jefferson once said to the French nobleman, Lafayette, "You must go into the people's homes as I have done, look into their cooking pots and eat their bread. If you will only do this, you may find out why people are dissatisfied and understand the revolution that is threatening France."
  Judge for yourself. Jefferson refused to accept other people's opinions without careful thought. "Neither believe nor reject anything," he wrote to his nephew, "because any other person has rejected or believed it. Heaved has given you a mind for judging truth and error. Use it."
  Jefferson felt that the people "may safely be trusted to hear everything true and false, and to form a correct judgment. Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter."
  Do what you believe is right. In a free country there will always be conflicting ideas, and this is a source of strength. It is conflict and not unquestioning agreement that keeps freedom alive. Though Jefferson was for many years the object of strong criticism, he never answered his critics. He expressed his philosophy in letters to a friend, "There are two sides to every question. If you take one side with decision and on it with effect, those who take the other side will of course resent your actions."
  Trust the future; trust the young. Jefferson felt that the present should never be chained to customs which have lost their usefulness. "No society," he said, "can make a perpetual constitution, or even a perpetual law. The earth belongs to the living generation." He did not fear new ideas, nor did he fear the future. "How much pain," he remarked, "has been caused by evils which have never happened! I expect the best, not the worst. I steer my ship with hope, leaving fear behind."
  Jefferson's courage and idealism were based on knowledge. He probably knew more than any other man of his age. He was an expert in agriculture, archeology, and medicine. He practiced crop rotation and soil conservation a century before these became standard practice, and he invented a plow superior to any other in existence. He influenced architecture throughout America, and he was constantly producing devices for making the tasks of ordinary life easier to perform.
  Of all Jefferson's many talents, one is central. He was above all a good and tireless writer. His complete works, now being published for the first time, will fill more than fifty volumes. His talent as an author was soon discovered, and when the time came to write the Declaration of Independence at Philadelphia in 1776, the task of writing it was his. Millions have thrilled to his words: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal…"
  When Jefferson died on July 4, 1826, the 50th anniversary of American independence, he left his countrymen a rich legacy of ideas and examples. American education owes a great debt to Thomas Jefferson, Who believed that only a nation of educated people could remain free.
杰斐逊在1826年7月4日与世长辞,正值美国独立五十周年纪念日之际,他给他的同胞留下了一份丰富的思想遗产和众多的榜样。托马斯 杰斐逊对美国的教育事业作出了巨大的贡献,他认为,只有受过教育的人民组成的国家才能保持自由。



   UNIT2- 3 lessons from jefferson Jefferson died long ago, but may of his ideas still of great interest to us. Lessons from Jefferson   Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States, may be less famous than George Washington and Abraham L ...

大学英语精读2 双语 (8)

   Unit Eight 第八课 Text 课文 Ever thought about cheating on a test ? 曾经在一场考试上想过作弊吗? Of course not But some students are not quite so honest...... 当然没有,但是有些学生并不是如此诚实。 HONESTY: IS IT GONING OUT OF STYLE ? 诚实:难道它正在变得不合时宜? Stacia Robbins 斯泰茜亚?罗宾斯 According to ...

大学英语精读2 双语 (6)

   Unit six 第六课 Text 课文 A famous surgeon tells about the importance of self-confidence from his own experience. 一个著名的外科医生从他自己的经验中得知自信的重要性。 THE MAKING OF A SURGEON 外科医师的成功之道 Dr. Nolen 诺兰先生 How does a doctor recognize the point in time 一个医生怎要确认那一时刻 when ...

大学英语精读2 双语 (7)

   Unit Seven 第七单元 Text 课文 In this article the author describes what happened to her one night 在这篇文章里,作者描述了有天晚上在她身上发生的事情。 and her fellings about it. 和她的感觉。 THERE'S ONLY LUCK 全凭运气 Ruth Reichl 露丝 赖克尔 My mind went numb when I saw the gun pointing against ...

大学英语精读2 双语 (1)

   Unit One 第一课 Text 课文 It is a humorous essay. 这是一篇幽默的文章。 But after reading it you will surely find that the author is most serious in writing it. 但是读过之后你将会发现作者写这篇文章的时候是很严肃的。 IS THERE LIFE ON EARTH? 地球上有生命吗? Art Buchwald 阿特.布奇沃德 There was great excite ...

大学英语精读_双语4 (4)

   Unit Four 第四单元 Text 课文 Jim Thorpe, an American Indian, Jim Thorpe, 一个美国印地安人, is generally accepted as the greatest all-round athlete of the first half of the 20th century. 在前半个20世纪里,被认为是最伟大的万能运动员。 Yet the man, who brought glory to his nation, 就是那个人, ...

大学英语精读_双语4 (2)

   Unit Two 第二单元 Text 课文 Is there anything we can learn from deer? 我们能从鹿中学到一些东西吗? During the "energy crisis " of 1973-1974 the writer of this essay was living in northern Minnesota 在1973-1974年能量危机时期,这篇文章的作者正生活在明尼苏达州的北部, and was able to observ ...

大学英语精读_双语4 (6)

   Unit Six 第六单元 Text 课文 "Don't ever mark in a book!" 不要在书上作标记! Thousands of teachers, 成千上万的老师, librarians and parents have so advised. 图书管理员和父母亲都如此建议。 But Mortimer Adler disagrees. 但是Mortimer Adler 不同意。 He thinks so long as you own the book ...

大学英语精读_双语4 (5)

   Unit Five 第五单元 Text 课文 Is it ever proper for a medical doctor to lie to his patient? 体格检查的医生对病人撒谎是对的吗? Should he tell a patient he is dying? 医生是否应该告诉病人他将要死了呢? These questions seem simple enough, 这些问题看起来似乎很简单, but it is not so simple to give a satisf ...

大学英语精读_双语5 (1)

   Unit One 第一单元 The author is not a preacher, and yet he does deliver a kind of sermon here. 作者并不是一个传教士,然而他在这里却发表了一种友好的说教。 Who is his audience? 他的观众是谁? Interestingly, his audience is your teachers of Advanced English as a foreign language. 有趣地是,他的观众是你 ...



   非常抱歉,该文档存在转换错误,不能在本机显示。建议您重新选择其它文档 ...

仁爱英语八年级Unit1句型转换专项练习 试题

   八年级英语专项训练 一单元 (一) 句型转换 1. We are going to play basketball. (改为一般疑问句 改为一般疑问句) 改为一般疑问句 going to basketball ? 2. Which sport do you like better , volleyball or table tennis ? (同义句转换 同义句转换) 同义句转换 Which sport do you , volleyball or table tennis ? 3. Au ...


   第 4 期 2006 年 4 月 No.4 Apr.2006 中国教育学刊 J ourna l of the Chine s e S ocie ty of Educa tion 高中学生英语写作错误成因及训练策略 刘建良 * 【 平湖市当湖高级中学,浙江 平湖 314200 】 [ 关键词 ] 高中 ; 英语教学 ; 错误成因 ; 训练策略 [ 中图分类号 ] G633.41 [ 文献标识码 ] A [ 文章编号 ] 1002- 4808(2006)04- 0070- 02 《 全日制中学英 ...


   恒星英语学习网 http://www.hxen.com Part I Writing (30 minutes) 注意:此部分试题在答题卡 1 上。 Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay on the topic of Due Attention Should Be Given To Spelling. You should write at least 120 words fo ...


   新的英语教育评价使学生快乐学英语 摘要:根据英语教学发展的需要,我们必须引入新的评价手段与 方法。新课程标准要求每位英语教师要不断更新评价理念,采用形成 性评价与终结性评价相结合的形式,强化评价的内在激励作用。通过 评价使学生在英语课程的学习过程中不断体验进步与成功,熟悉自 我,建立自信,快乐地学英语,更好地促进学生综合语言运用能力的 全面发展。 要害词:课程改革 新的英语教学评价 形成性评价 激励 快乐 评价是英语课程的重要的有机组成部分, 科学的评价体系是实现 新课程目标的重要保障。 评 ...