For years, students have used tapes as a way of practicing their listening skills, but DVDs offer even more advantages. In fact, when used together with resources on the Internet, DVDs are one of the best listening comprehension tools around. Most DVDs come with a range of subtitles.
There can be no economy where there is no efficiency.
Good bargains are pick-pockets.
Here is the rule for bargains---“Do other men, for they would do you.” That’s the true
For a cultivated man to be ignorant of foreign languages is a great inconvenience.
The future is bright while the road ahead is tortuous.
Don’t judge by appearance.
On behalf of my colleagues present and in my own name, I wish to extend a warm welcome to Mr. and Mrs. Green. I wish Mr. Green a happy stay in Shanghai.
Most Americans have great vigor and enthusiasm. They prefer to discipline themselves rather than be disciplined by others. They pride themselves on their independence, their right to make up their own minds. They are prepared to take the initiative, even when there is a risk in doing so.
Rapid development of science and technology and the emergence of high-tech industries are set to push the world economy forward in its continuing evolution from agricultural economy to industrial economy and into the knowledge-based economy.
The world is undergoing profound changes: the integration of economy with science and technology is increasing, the restructuring of the world economy is speeding up, and economic prosperity depends not only on the total volume of resources and capital, but directly on the accumulation and application of technological knowledge and information.
The passage of long, long years has brought great changes to the world. Shanghai gradually developed into the well-known financial and trade center of the Far East as well as a modern civilized metropolis.
China Daily has pointed out that the NASDAQ (the American National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations) securities market has boosted the prosperity of high technology in the USA, which has in turn promoted the rising of the NASDAQ’s indexes.
The British caricature themselves as a nation of insular xenophobes. This helps to disguise the fact that they are living in one of the world’s most international countries.
It is difficult to say what is the real centre of Shanghai, but many people would choose Nanjing Road. This is because it is not only central but also the heart of Shanghai’s shopping centre. We can find the most famous department stores, restaurants and the most luxurious night-clubs on Nanjing Road.
It is interesting to try to identify different nationalities by their style and type of clothing. This is no longer as easy as it used to be. For example, sometimes it’s very difficult to tell Chinese from Japanese only from their clothing.
I leave Shanghai tonight, Mr. Premier, heartened with the agreements we have reached, cheered by frankness and fullness of our discussions, grateful for the hospitality you have accorded our party.
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