时间:2015-09-06 19:30 作者:admin 来源:未知
M: Today, Mars is a frozen world. The average temperature here is lower than at the Earth’s South Pole. But long ago, when water may have flowed here, it must have been warmer. We don’t know why Mars turned so cold, but perhaps it could be made to change once again. Could future generations somehow transform Mars, into an Earth-like world where people could live? What would life be like on Mars? Perhaps we could build farms and cities. Or perhaps we will leave Mars as we found it. Those decisions will be made by our descendants. 96
任 务：（1）和同学Tom 讨论如何应对心理压力；
生 词：survey 调查
W: Hi, Tom. You look tired. What’s going on?
M: It’s the exam week, and I have been staying up all night studying. I’m worn out, and I’m very worried.
W: Take it easy. You’ll definitely pass.
M: It’s hard to say. You know, I haven’t been keeping up with my study for a while. And there is so much material to be reviewed.
W: Looks like you are having a tough week.
M: You bet. I have one more report that is due this Friday. Isn’t it interesting? It’s a ten-page paper on how to deal with stress. 93
Question 1: Have you done the research about the topic?/ Have you done the survey about the topic?/ Have you researched the topic?/ Have you studied the topic?
Answer 1: Yes, I have been reading some books and articles, looking for the academic support for this topic. At the same time, I’ve also done some surveys, asking people for their own ways of dealing with stress. 36
Question 2: What do people usually do to reduce stress?/ What do people often do to reduce stress?/ What do people usually do to relax?/ What do people often do to relax?/ What do people usually do to relieve pressure?/ What do people often do to relieve stress?
Answer 2: According to my research, people prefer to relax on weekends, do something fun, forget about their problems and worries for a moment to refresh their minds. Actually, the simplest way is to think positively. What surprises me is that stress can give us positive energy if we deal with it wisely. 51
Question 3: Why can stress be positive energy?/ Why can stress be positive thing?/ Why can pressure be positive energy?/ Why can stress be positive thing?
Answer 3: That’s because stress makes you take action. Take myself for example. I am now under great pressure because of the exams. So I need to work extremely hard to pass. If the exam week was not approaching, I would not make efforts to learn what needs to be learnt. 49
Question 1: Why does Tom look tired? 5
Answer 1: Because he has been staying up all night studying./ Because he stayed up studying.
Question 2: How many pages should Tom write for the report? 9
Answer 2: Ten.
Question 3: What are Tom’s surveys about? 5
Answer 3: Asking people for their own ways of dealing with stress./ Asking people their ways to deal with stress.
Question 4: What is the simplest way to reduce stress? 8
Answer 4: To think positively.
Question 5: How does Tom prove that stress can give positive energy? 10
Answer 5: Take himself for example./ By his experience.
字数：视频对话：93 words 三问机答字数：136 words 总字数为：229 words.
A Night that Change the Life
Tom and his band made their living by playing music on the street, travelling from town to town. The band was not able to make much money, so some wanted to give up. However, Tom insisted that they should continue their performance for those people who enjoyed their music. The whole band was persuaded, and they decided to perform at their best. But the winter came with strong wind and heavy snow. People on the street seemed to be in a rush and few stayed for their show. from www.2abc8.com
One cold night, very few people came as they expected, but they were happy that some people did enjoy the show. When everybody left, a boy came and gave them a note with a business card, saying “A man left this for you.” The band was surprised to see the note, because nobody had ever left any note for their performance before. They immediately read it. “You have performed beautifully tonight. Thanks a lot. Would you please come to my office tomorrow morning?” The note was from a manager of a famous music company. Their life was changed from that night on. 196