mrs. lester kept on asking her husband to take her to the ballet. mr. lester hates the ballet, but when his employer invited him and his wife, he could not get out of it. as they drove to the theatre that evening, the fog got worse and worse. the traffic slowed down to a walking pace and almost stopped. when they eventually got to the theatre, the ballet was over. mrs. lester could not work out how it had taken them so long to get there, even taking the fog into account. the theatre was within walking distance of their house. it took her a long time to get over the disappointment.
我国教师有着集体备课的优秀传统，这为学习方案设计提供了非常有利的组织条件。 地方教育行政机构、教研部门，应该组织本地教师，结合本地实际，进行集体备课，设计 既适合本地学习条件，又适合不同的学习风格、学习方式、学习起点水平、学习目标、评 价目标等学习活动。
Pele once believed thatgases couldn’t chemically react at ail. For this reason, diey were called inert gases(惰性气体)• They were also listed under Croup 0 in the old periodic table because scientists believed that the gases have zero valence(价）electnins in their outer shell. This wa3 later proven to be untrue when some noble gas compounds were discoveied.
Until the end of tlie 18th century, it was men who lavished attention on Hieir feet. Louis XIV wore high heeled mules to show off his shapely legs; his courtiers adorned tiieir figures and feet with feathers, pink silk, lace, and jewels; even in colonial American, men fussed with their wigs and the bows and but tons on their shoes. The end of that foppery, called “the great reimnciation，，by historians, coincided with an epochal shift in politics and society, toward democracy, industry, and reason, away from the aristocracy with its affectations that spoke of rank, parasitism and, to the modem eyes, effeminacy.【历年真题解析之后配以大量习题，使考生既能夯实基础，又能提高解题能力，迅速地捕捉到在职MBA考试重点。】
Smoking, which may be a pleasure for some people, is a serious source of discomfort for their fellows. Medical authorities express their about the effect of smoking on the health not only those who smoke but also of those who do not. In fact, nonsmokers who must involuntarily inhale the air polluted by the tobacco smoke may more than the smokers themselves.
Local newspapers have their fecial characteristics. They maiidy satisfy interest in local e-vents—births, weddings, deaths, council meetings, and sports. Editors often rely on a small staff of people who know the district well. Clubs and churches in the neighborhood regularly supply these papers with much local news. Local news does not get out of date as quickly as national news. If there is no room for it in this week’s edition 9 a news item can be held over until the following week.