日期:2010-09-03 What is the most important day of your life? For many people the answer is your Wedding Day the day when you marry another person and promise to live together as husband and wife for the rest of your lives. Wedding celebrations differ from country t... 阅读全文>>

日期:2010-09-03 Football is the most popular sport in the world. It is estimated that around 250 million people regularly play whilst many millions more watch the game on television. In the UK teams such as Manchester United(曼彻斯特联队) and Chelsea(切尔西) co... 阅读全文>>

日期:2010-05-17 People in India brought the idea of thowing the knucklebones(膝关节) of sheep or pigs to tell the future, or to play a game of skill like jacks(抓子游戏) , when they first came from Africa to India about 40,000 BC. But people in India may have b... 阅读全文>>

日期:2010-04-29 One of the earliest known writing systems came from India, probably around 2500 BC. Unfortunately, we can't read the Harappan(哈拉帕的) writing yet. But we know people were using this writing to mark their property, so other people couldnt steal i... 阅读全文>>

日期:2010-04-29 People in India wore mostly cotton clothing. India was the first place where cotton was grown, even as early as 2500 BC in the Harappan(哈拉帕的) period. By the Aryan period, women wore one very long piece of cloth called a sari(卷布,纱丽) , th... 阅读全文>>

日期:2010-04-29 The earliest Indians, the Harappans, probably ate mainly wheat and rice and lentils(扁豆) , and occasionally(偶尔,间或) cows, pigs, sheep, and goats, and chicken. Rice and chicken seem to have come from Thailand, and wheat and sheep from West A... 阅读全文>>

日期:2010-04-29 An important new industry, oil refining(炼油) , grew after the Civil war. Crude oil(原油) , or petroleum(石油) - a dark, thick ooze(软泥) from the earth - had been known for hundreds of years, but little use had ever been made of it. In the... 阅读全文>>

日期:2010-04-29 The increase in international business and in foreign investment has created a need for executives with knowledge of foreign languages and skills in cross-cultural communication. Americans, however, have not been well trained in either area and, con... 阅读全文>>

日期:2010-04-29 When did sport begin? If sport is, in essence(本质上,大体上) , play, the claim might be made that sport is much older than humankind, for, as we all have observed(观察,遵守) , the beasts play. Dogs and cats wrestle(摔跤,搏斗) and play ball... 阅读全文>>

日期:2010-04-01 The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the major professional basketball league in the world, with teams from the United States and Canada. With the addition of the Toronto Raptors and the Vancouver Grizzlies prior to(在之前,居先) the 1995-... 阅读全文>>

日期:2010-04-01 The International Olympic Committee created by Paris Congress on 23rd june 1894, is the supreme authority of the Olympic Movement. It has its headquaters in Lausanne Switzerland. The IOC has unquestionable powers as guide, guardian and arbiter(裁决... 阅读全文>>

日期:2010-01-04 Beowulf is a long poem that somebody wrote down around 1000 AD. The poem is in Old English, so whoever wrote it probably lived in England. It's one of the oldest poems written in English (but not the oldest). But the poem tells a story about things... 阅读全文>>

日期:2009-12-21 圣诞树一致是庆祝圣诞节不可少的装饰物,如果家中没有圣诞树,就大大减少了过节气氛。关于圣诞树的来源有多种不同的传说。 Legend suggests that, in the late 16th century, Martin Luther (the founder of the Protestant religion) was the first to decorate an in... 阅读全文>>

日期:2009-12-21 As winter rolls around again this year and the days become chillier, millions of people around the world will break out their winter coats and look forward with anticipation to the approaching holiday season. That's right, Christmas is upon us again... 阅读全文>>

日期:2009-10-27 Before meeting with my friend Leticia from Honduras, Central America, I would ask her if she was arriving according to North American time or Latin American time. Smiling, she would answer, A la hora Latina, of course. This meant that she would be l... 阅读全文>>

日期:2009-09-30 For the last 82years, Sweden's Nobel Academy has decided who will receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, thereby determining who will be elevated from the great and the near great to the immortal. But today the Academy is coming under heavy criticis... 阅读全文>>

日期:2009-09-30 The American Revolution was not a sudden and violent overturning of the political and social framework, such as later occurred in France and Russia, when both were already independent nations. Significant changes were ushered in, but they were not b... 阅读全文>>

日期:2009-09-30 There are many theories about the beginning of drama in ancient Greece. The on most widely accepted today is based on the assumption that drama evolved from ritual. The argument for this view goes as follows. In the beginning, human beings viewed th... 阅读全文>>

日期:2009-09-30 In winter in Britain, many children and adults enjoy going to the theatre to watch a pantomime. Pantomimes are a very old form of entertainment, but the modern version is as popular as ever. Pantomimes today originate from a type of light, popular,... 阅读全文>>

日期:2009-09-30 In Aboriginal Australian society storytelling makes up a large part of everyday life. Storytelling is not only about entertaining people but is also vital in educating children about life. Storytelling is used in a variety of ways. It is used to tea... 阅读全文>>

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