Love Your Life熱愛生活
–Henry David Thoreau/享利.大衛.梭羅
However mean your life is,meet it and live it ;do not shun it and call it hard names.It is not so bad as you are.It looks poorest when you are richest.The fault-finder will find faults in paradise.Love your life,poor as it is.You may perhaps have some pleasant,thrilling,glorious hourss,even in a poor-house.The setting sun is reflected from the windows of the alms-house as brightly as from the rich man’s abode;the snow melts before its door as early in the spring.I do not see but a quiet mind may live as contentedly there,and have as cheering thoughts,as in a palace.The town’s poor seem to me often to live the most independent lives of any.May be they are simply great enough to receive without misgiving.Most think that they are above being supported by the town;but it often happens that they are not above supporting themselves by dishonest means.which should be more disreputable.Cultivate poverty like a garden herb,like sage.Do not trouble yourself much to get new things,whether clothes or friends,Turn the old,return to them.Things do not change;we change.Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts.
Since all living things need it, and it makes up two-thirds of our bodies, it seems obvious that water is vital to our health. Most people, however, drink fewer than the eight recommended glasses each day. An alarming one-third drink no water at all!
So why is drinking enough water so important? A minor water deficiency can lead to headaches, sleepiness, and moodiness, while prolonged dehydration can cause high blood pressure and other serious problems.
Drinking water helps our bodies in a variety of ways. It helps us get rid of toxins, which enables our kidneys to do a better job, and it helps prevent bladder infections. It improves digestion and helps us develop antibodies. Finally, water is a great moisturizer and gives our skin a healthy glow.
Drinking water throughout the day is an important habit to pick up. For your health, give this simple substance the importance it deserves.
Oral English Made Easy
What is necessary to learn English well?
Learning English requires action. You may know all the learning tips, but if you don’t start doing
things, you will achieve nothing. The fact is, if you want to learn to speak English well, you must
change your life. Here are some examples of things you will have to do:
1) Read, read, read! The more you read, the more mistakes and problems will start to
“look” or “sound” wrong to you. Correctness will start to feel natural. Read a passage in English for twenty minutes every day, analyzing the grammar in sentences and looking up words in an English dictionary
2) Listen to English language radio or audio files on your MP3. It’s good listening practice. Besides hearing words pronounced that aren’t normally used in conversation, you’ll hear complex sentence structures. Try imitating the speaker’s pronunciation.
3) Read out loud. If you have kids, read to them. Even if your dog or cat is the only one listening,reading passages out loud is one way to interpret their structures, and it will make you more conscious of their details. As an exercise, spend your afternoon practicing the pronunciation of the English “r” sound.
4) Build your vocabulary. Collect words you don’t know. In addition, browse in the dictionary or play word games.
5) Carefully write an e-mail message in English, using a dictionary every 20 seconds to make sure every word is correct, and taking 5 minutes to write one sentence
6) Practice writing. Whatever and wherever you write, practice daily, if possible. In email and text messages, use complete sentences. That’s writing, too.
7) Walk down the street and build simple English sentences in your head (talking to yourself in English about the things you see around you)
The problem with learning English is that all English learners want to speak English well; however,
most learners don’t want to spend time on learning English on their own.
This lack of motivation means that learners basically don’t spend their own time on learning English,
and if they do, they don’t do it regularly. The problem is that a huge one-time effort gives you nothing, while small, everyday activities will give you a lot.