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篇一:英语经典美文赏析与背诵

three passions 三种激情 -----罗素

《三种激情》是选自《伯特兰·罗素自传》的一篇优秀散文。它既是作者心灵的抒发,也是生命体验的总结。作者以深刻的感悟和敏锐的目光,分析了人生中的三种激情,即对爱的渴望,对知识的追求和对人类苦难的同情。对爱的渴望,使人欣喜若狂,既能解除孤独,又能发现美好的未来。对知识的追求,使人理解人心,了解宇宙,掌握科学。爱和知识把人引向天堂般的境界,而对人类的同情之心又使人回到苦难深重的人间。作者认为这就是人生,值得为此再活一次的人生。这篇散文似乎信手拈来,但却耐人寻味。充满激情,充满感慨,充满智慧,情文并茂,逻辑性和感染力极强。

伯特兰·罗素(bertrand russell,1872-1970) 是英国声誉卓著,影响深远的哲学家、数学家、逻辑学家和散文家。他生于威尔士的特莱雷克,就读于剑桥三一学院,在其漫长的一生中完成了40余部著作,涉及哲学、数学、伦理、社会、教育、历史、宗教及政治等许多领域。他早年的成就主要在数学和逻辑学,中年关注伦理道德、教育、政治,激励和启发富有进取精神的人。在1921年曾来中国,在北京大学作过讲座。他在1950年荣获诺贝尔文学奖。在政治上,他反对侵略战争,主张和平,晚年参加反战示威。主要著作有《数学原理》、《哲学大纲》、《教育与美好生活》、《罗素自传》三卷本。

three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. these ?passions, like great winds, have blown me hither and thither, in a wayward course, over a deep ocean of anguish, reaching to the very verge of despair.

i have sought love, first, because it brings ecstasy –ecstasy so great that i would often have sacrificed all the rest of life for a few hours of this joy. i have sought it, next, because it relieves loneliness--that terrible loneliness in which one shivering consciousness looks over the rim of the world into the cold unfathomable lifeless abyss. i have sought it, finally, because in the union of love i have seen, in a mystic miniature, the prefiguring vision of the heaven that saints and poets have imagined. this is what i sought, and though it might seem too good for human life, this is what- at last- i have found.

with equal passion i have sought knowledge. i have wished to understand the hearts of men. i have tried to apprehend the pythagorean power by which number holds sway above the flu.

a little of this, but not much, i have achieved.

love and knowledge, so far as they were possible, led upward toward the heavens. but always pity brought me back to earth. echoesek?u 重复 of cries of pain reverberate riv?:b?reit 回响in my heart. children in famine, victims tortured by oppressors, helpless old people a hated burden to their sons, and the whole world of loneliness, poverty, and pain make a mockery of what human life should be. i long to alleviate?li:vieit减轻 the evil, but i cannot, and i too suffer.

this has been my life. i have found it worth living, and would gladly live it again if the chance were offered me.

三种激情 -----罗素

三种激情虽然简单,却异常强烈,它们统治着我的生命,那便是:对爱的渴望,对知识的追求,以及对人类苦难的难以承受的同情。这三种激情像变化莫测的狂风任意地把我刮来刮去,把我刮入痛苦的深海,到了绝望的边缘。

我曾经寻找爱,首先是因为它能使我欣喜若狂——这种喜悦之情如此强烈,使我常常宁愿为这几个小时的愉悦而牺牲生命中的其他一切。我寻求爱,其次是因为爱能解除孤独——在这种可怕的孤独中,一颗颤抖的良心在世界的边缘,注视着下面冰凉、毫无生气、望不见底的深渊。我寻求爱还因为在爱的融合中,我能以某种神秘的图像看到曾被圣人和诗人想象过的天堂里未来的景象。这就是我所追求的东西,虽然这似乎对于人类的生命来说过于完美,但这确实是我最终发现的东西。 我怀着同样的激情去寻找知识,我曾渴望着理解人心,我曾渴望知道为何星星会闪烁,我还企图弄懂毕达哥拉斯所谓的用数字控制变化的力量,但在这方面,我只知道一点点。

爱的力量和知识的力量引我接近天堂,但同情之心往往又把我拉回大地。痛苦的哭泣回响、震荡在我的心中。饥饿的儿童,被压迫、受折磨的人们,成为儿孙们讨厌的包袱的、无助的老人们,充斥着整个世界的孤独的气氛,贫穷和苦难,所有这一切都是对人类生活原本该具有的样子所作的讽刺。我渴望消除一切邪恶,但我办不到,因为我自己也处于苦难之中。 这就是我的生活,我认为值得一过。而且,如果有第二次机会,我将乐意地再过一次。 relish the moment 拥抱今天

tucked away in our subconscious is an 我们的潜意识里藏着一派田idyllic vision. we see ourselves on a long 园诗般的风光! 我们仿佛身处一次trip that spans the continent. we are 横贯大陆的漫漫旅程之中! 乘着火traveling by train. out the windows, we 车, 我们领略着窗外流动的景色:drink in the passing scene of cars on 附近高速公路上奔驰的汽车、十字nearby highways, of children waving at a 路口处招手的孩童、远山上吃草的crossing, of cattle grazing on a distant 牛群、源源不断地从电厂排放出的hillside, of smoke pouring from a power 烟尘、一片片的玉米和小麦、平原plant, of row upon row of corn and wheat, 与山谷、群山与绵延的丘陵、天空of flatlands and valleys, of mountains 映衬下城市的轮廓, 以及乡间的庄and rolling hillsides, of city skylines 园宅第!

and village halls.

puzzle. how restlessly we pace the

--waiting, waiting, waiting for the

station.

当我们到站的时候, 一切就都

when we reach the station, that will be 好了! 我们呼喊着! 当我18岁的it! we cry. when im 18. when i buy 时候! 当我有了一辆新450sl 奔a new 450sl mercedes benz! when i put 驰的时候! 当我供最小的孩子念the last kid through college. when i 完大学的时候! 当我偿清贷款的have paid off the mortgage!when i get 时候! 当我官升高任的时候! a promotion.when i reach the age of 当我到了退休的时候, 就可以从此retirement, i shall live happily ever 过上幸福的生活啦!

after!

sooner or later, we must realize there 可是我们终究会认识到人生的is no station, no one place to arrive at 旅途中并没有车站, 也没有能够once and for all. the true joy of life is 一到永逸的地方! 生活的真正乐趣the trip. the station is only a dream. it 在于旅行的过程, 而车站不过是个constantly outdistances us. 梦, 它始终遥遥领先于我们! 理好了的拼图! 可是我们现在在过道里不耐烦地踱来踱去, 咒骂火车着, 期待着火车进站的那一刻! aisles, damning the minutes for loitering 的拖拖拉拉! 我们期待着, 期待relish the moment is a good motto, 享受现在是句很好的箴言, especially when coupled with psalm 118:尤其是当它与《圣经·诗篇》中第24:this is the day which the lord

hath 118页24行的一段话相映衬的made ;we will rejoice and be glad in it. 时候, 更是如此:今日乃主所创it isnt the burdens of today that drive 造;生活在今日我们将欢欣、高兴! men mad. it is the regrets over yesterday 真正令人发疯的不是今日的负担, and the fear of tomorrow. regret and fear 而是对昨日的悔恨及对明日的恐are twin thieves who rob us of today. 惧! 悔恨与恐惧是一对孪生窃贼,

将今天从你我身边偷走!

so stop pacing the aisles and counting 那么就不要在过道里徘徊吧, the miles. in stead, climb more

得一边过一边瞧! 车站就会很快到

达!by robert j. hastings 李端奇

beautiful smile and love

作者介绍: 特蕾莎修女(mother teresa,1910-1997),印度著名的慈善家,印度天主教仁爱传教会创始人,在世界范围内建立了一个庞大的慈善机构网,赢得了国际社会的广泛尊敬。1979年被授予诺贝尔和平奖。本文所选即好在领取该奖项时的演讲辞,语言简洁质朴而感人至深。诺贝尔奖领奖台上响起的声音往往都是文采飞扬、热烈、激昂。而特雷莎修女的演说朴实无华,其所举事例听来似平凡之至,然而其中所蕴含的伟大而神圣的爱感人至深。平凡中孕育伟大,真情才能动人。我们作文时,要善于从自己所熟知的平凡中篇二:英语经典美文

英语经典美文

我们习惯用自己的语言表达情感,时而直接,时而含蓄。不妨用另一种语言来表达对亲情、友情、爱情、励志等感情,用一种和汉语差别较大的语言表达类似的情感,感受一下用英语表达出来的情感有何不同,也是一件有趣的事情。例如以下经过分类的英语经典美文,通过阅读、理解、诵读、摘抄,应该会别有一番滋味,而且能够从文字中体验外国人对情感的表达方式,加深对不同文化的理解和辨别。

有关亲情的英语经典美文

thespringwindisblowngreenwillow,thewindinthehotsummer,the

autumnwindblowingyellowrice,winterwindblowingthewhiteearth,

awindblowingupmysoul.

theexamiseverystudentworkachievementexhibition,performanceof

thedirectimpactonstudentsmood.afterfinalexam,transcriptsofhomethat

day,imdisappointedurgently,myenglishresultis78points,afterreadingthe

report,iwillnottoutterasinglewordtolieinbed,staringattheceiling......i donotknowhowlongafter,thedoorsuddenlyopened,mothercameinand

satdownbesideme,notlookingatme,suddenly,onmymotherangrily

shouted:youstayinbeddoing?youfailedtheexamisyoudontworkhard,

canthisstrangewho......waitingforhertofinish,icried.

tiredofcrying,todrythetears,ilookedatmymother.themothersaw

myheartcalmdown,shealsorestoredthetruecolours,sayaffectionatelyto

me:theexamisimportant,butyoursubjectiveeffortismoreimportant,as

longasyoutryyourbest,yourlifeisno.......myeyesarebright,spiritlifts,

confidenceandbacktomeagain.loveislikethewind,takemybadmoodwas

nottheleasttracewasfound.blowing,mymindblowingafresh.

春天的风吹绿了柳梢头,夏天的风吹散了炎热,秋天的风吹黄了稻谷,冬天的风吹白了大地,

母爱的风吹醒了我的灵魂。

考试是每个学生劳动成果的展示,成绩的好与坏直接影响着学生的心情。在期末考试后,成绩单到家的那一天,我失望急了,我的英语成绩才78分,看完成绩单后,我就一言不发地躺在床上,看着天花板?? 不知过了多久,门忽然开了,妈妈进来坐在我的身边,不住打量我,突然,妈妈气愤地对我大声吼道:“你赖在床上干什么?你没考好是你自己不用功,这能怪谁?? ”等妈妈把话说完,我伤心地哭了。

哭累了,把眼泪擦干,我望着慈祥的妈妈。妈妈见我心已冷静下来,她也恢复了本来面目,深情地对我说:“考试的分数固然重要,但你的主观努力更重要,只要你尽力了,你的人生中就没“后悔”两字?? ”我的眼睛一亮,精神也好了起来,信心又回到我的身上。 母爱如风,把我的不良情绪吹得无影无踪,把我的精神吹得倍儿清爽。

whenapersonislookingattheskyandtheimaginationoftheirownfuture,hefirstthoughtthe mostitshouldbetheirfuturehome.thisislikepeopledesperatelysavingmoneytobuya housenow,like,infact,peoplewantmorethanjustasimplenests,butratherawarmhome.

thishouseisaload-bearing,itisnottheexternalshowofitsmeaning,andtheimportantthing isthatoneofthestrongaffectioatherthangreasy.

whensuddenlyfromthecoolbreeze,thereisalwayssomeoneputtheroomquietlyshutthe doorsandwindows;quiltsdroppedmytime,thereisalwayssomeonetohelpyougently

stamped.worryworry,wewillconsolesomeonepatient;pleasurejubilationwhenwillthe blessingsofknowingsomeone.whenagloryfelluponus,thefirstonemustbegladthatthe

u.s.arefamilymembers;whentheu.s.invasionoflonelylonelyhearts,thefirstonetosoothe u.s.alsomustbeourfamily.

当一个人仰望天空,畅想着自己的前程的时候,他第一个想到的最应该是自己未来的家。这就好比现在人们拼命攒钱买房一样,其实人们所要的不仅仅是一个单纯的“巢穴”,而更是一个温暖的家。这处房子是家的承载,它的外在显现不出它的深意,而重要的是其中那浓而不腻的亲情。

凉风忽起的时候,总会有人把房间的门窗悄悄地关上;被子翻掉的时候,总会有人轻轻地帮你盖上。烦恼忧心的时候,会有人耐心的劝慰;欢腾喜悦的时候,会有人会心的祝福。当一个荣耀降临我们身上的时候,第一个为之庆幸的必是我们的家人;当孤独落寞侵袭我们的心灵的时候,第一个抚慰我们的也必是我们的家人。篇三:英语经典美文和英语经典语句

【暑假打工】

summer holiday part-time job

during the summer holiday of 2005, i thought i should do something meaningful instead of staying at home and watching tv. so i got a job at a kfc fast food restaurant and worked there as a cleaner. every day i went to work early in the morning and got home late in the evening. i worked 7 hours a day for three weeks. the job was hard, boring and seemed endless, which made me so tired that i almost quit half way. after all, i stuck to it with my determination.

finally, i finished the job before the new school term began.

now, i understand what labor means. i think it was really a successful experience. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

在2005年暑假,我想我应该做的事情,而不是呆在家里看电视有意义的。所以我就在一家肯德基快餐店工作,担任清洁工那里。我每天上班早在上午和晚上回到家中后期。本人每天工作7小时,三个星期。这项工作很艰苦,枯燥,而且没完没了,这让我太累了,我差点半途而废。毕竟,我坚持要和我的决心。最后,我完成了这项工作在新学期开始了。现在,我明

白了劳动的意义。我认为这是一个真正的成功经验。

【欢迎美国代表团】

american students visit

boys and girls,

we must talk with them in english. please be friendly and courteous to them. remember, we not only stand for our school, but also stand for china.

美国学生参观

男孩和女孩,我把你的注意力,好吗?关于美国50个学生来参观在十月22日我们的学校。我们将在学校门口8:30 9:00,我们会带他们到会议室,在那里将举行一个gettogether 他们。之后,我们将带大家参观我们的植物园和校办工厂他们。在11:00,将有操场上的篮球比赛。他们将在12:00离开学校。我们必须用英语和他们交谈。请对他们友好,有礼貌。请记住,我们不仅代表我们的学校,但也代表了中国。谢谢you.hope 你有一个美好的时光。

【广告与现代生活】

advertisements in our life

(2)on one hand, advertising greatly promotes sales; on the other hand, in their efforts to tell people about products and events, advertisements provide us with a large amount of the latest information. meanwhile, to make an advertisement, a lot of people will have to work together. so with the development of advertising, a lot of jobs are being created.

(3) in a word, advertising is an important business. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 广告在我们的生活

(1)我们生活在一个广告的世界。我们看到听到他们无处不在。没有人能避免受

广告。广播,电视和计算机使广告有可能吸引数百万游客。因此,它已成为我们日常生活的重要组成部分。

(2)一方面,极大地推动广告销售,另一方面,在他们的努力告诉人们关于产品和活动,广告提供了大量的最新信息我们。同时,为了使一个广告,很多人将要一起工作。因此,随着广告的发展,很多工作正在建立。

(3)总之,广告是一项重要的业务。

【写好英语作文的秘密】

dear helpful,

worried ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

secrets to write a beautiful article

dear worried,

[1] i have received your letter and i’m glad to give you some suggestions. first of all, don’t be disappointed. many students find it difficult to write well. in my opinion, if you want to improve your writing, you should do the following things. first, do some studying with the set phrases and sentence structures. keep a list of them and then try to make some sentences with them. second, read english as much as possible. there are many things that can’t be learnt immediately. you must see them in books many times. then you’ll be able to use them correctly yourself. so, in order to write well, you must learn to read a lot. finally, you’d better recite some good passages. the more passages you read, the better you will write.

[2]i’m sure you can improve your written english as long as you study hard. remember, practice makes perfect.(我是一名高三学生,我就麻烦了。我以前喜欢英语,但现在我有

一些问题,特别是在英国英语写作。虽然我知道英国是一个非常重要的课题。我认为,现在它已成为一个对我来说有点困难。我可怜的写作技能也使我对我的英语考试中获得低分。这使我不喜欢英语,我恐怕要采取更多的考试。我真的想改变我的处境并喜欢学习英语了。我不知道为什么那么多喜欢英语的学生,可以在英语考试中取得好成绩。我想成为最好的学生之一,毕业后去一个著名的大学。这是我的梦想,但我的英语不够好。我应该怎么办?) helpful

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【英语经典美文及英语经典语句——工作求职】

job hunting

dear sir or madame:

(求职

尊敬的先生或女士:

[1]我看过你在昨天的中国日报的广告。我觉得我会为你的公司所需要的岗位匹配。我才20岁,身体健康。在从一所中学毕业的,我学了6年英语。我学簿记,打字和公共关系。我是既善于经营个人电脑和英语。我可以读,写,听和讲英语。我感兴趣的一个秘书职位。

[2]我很想你的公司所接受。我会努力工作,如果我能成为您公司的成员)

li hua

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【学生是否应参加体育锻炼】

whether students should take physical exercise

dear editor,

[1] i’m writing to tell you about the discussion we’ve had about whether students of senior 3 should take physical exercise. 55% of the students think they should take exercise every day, such as doing morning exercises, playing ping-pong and basketball, but it shouldn’t take up too much time. proper exercise can build up one’s body and reduce diseases. what’s more, sports let their brains have a rest so that they can study effectively.

[2] on the other hand, 45% believe taking exercise is a waste of time and it is tiring. after having sports, they are much too excited for a long time to pay attention to their lessons. it’s also possible get hurt in sports.

yours sincerely,

(亲爱的编辑,[1]我写信告诉我们已经有大约高三学生是否应该参加体育锻炼的讨论你。 55%的学生认为,他们应该锻炼等各做早操,打乒乓球和篮球之日起,但应该不会占用太多的时间。锻炼能增强一个人的身体,减少疾病。更重要的是,体育让他们的大脑休息,使他们能有效地学习。

[2]另一方面,45%的人认为体育锻炼是浪费时间,这是很累人的。运动后,他们太兴奋了很长的时候要注意他们的教训。也有可能得到运动伤害。 此致)

li hua

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【因特网的作用】

on the internet

[1] the internet is playing a more and more important role in our daily life. on the internet, we can read news both at home and abroad and learn about all kinds of other information as well. we can also send messages by e-mail, make phone calls, take

classes, read various kinds of books and learn foreign languages by ourselves, enjoy music, watch sports, play chess, cards and so on. besides, we can even do shopping, have a chat with others and make friends with them on the internet.

[2] in a word, the internet has made our life richer and more colorful. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

[1]互联网正在为我们的日常生活中越来越重要的作用。在互联网上,我们可以看到在国内和国外新闻,了解其他各种信息以及。我们也可以发送电子邮件,打电话,上课,阅读各种书籍和学习外国语言自己,欣赏音乐,观看体育比赛,玩棋牌,卡片等。此外,我们甚至可以购物,聊天与他人在互联网上与他们交朋友。

[2]总之,互联网已经使我们的生活更加丰富,更加多彩。

【经典图表描述 】

the red star television factory

[1] the red star television factory, which produces tv sets of fine quality, was set up in the 1980’s. there were only more than 200 workers then, and most of them were junior middle school graduates. the working conditions were poor,there were only three workshops with some simple equipment. the main products then were black and white tv sets.

[2] in the past 20 years, great changes have taken place in this factory. the number of workers and engineers has risen to over 2,000, and 80% of them are college graduates. fifteen big workshops are well equipped with modern machines, and there are over ten different types of color tv sets, which are sold all over the country and to many parts of the world as well.

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红星电视机厂

[1]影视红星厂,生产优质电视机,成立于1980年的。当时只有200多名员工,然后,他们大多是初中毕业生。工作条件很差,只有一些简单的设备三个车间。当时主要产品黑白电视机。

[2]在过去的20年,伟大的变化,在这家工厂的地方。工人和工程师的数量已上升至2000人,其中80%都是大学毕业生。十五大的车间都配备现代化的机器,有超过彩电,产品销往全国各地及世界许多地区,以及十种不同的类型。

【农村儿童失学问题】

rural education

[1] now in the rural areas, there are many children out of school. i think one of the reasons is that their families are too poor to afford their schooling. as a result, they have to stay at home to earn money to support their families. another reason is that many parents think it’s useless for the girls to study and they would not like them to go to school. the third reason is that some children are not interested in their lessons, and would not like to go to school.

[2] in my opinion, all children including girls should have the chance to receive an education. people should pay more attention to the education of children because they will play a very important part in the future of our country. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

农村教育

[1]现在,在农村地区,有许多孩子失学。我认为原因之一是他们的家庭太穷,负担他们的学

业。因此,他们必须留在家里赚钱养家。另一个原因是,很多家长都认为这是没用的女孩学习,他们不希望他们去上学。第三个原因是,有些孩子对功课不感兴趣,不想去上学。

[2]在我看来,所有儿童,包括女孩都应该有机会接受教育。人们应该更加重视对儿童的教育,因为他们将在我们国家的未来非常重要的一部分。

【网络学校】

new century net-school

ladies and gentlemen,

[2] thank you.

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【网络学校】 新世纪网络学校

女士们,先生们,

[1]欢迎我们的新世纪网络学校!我们的网络学校由四个部分组成。多媒体教学系统,使教学和学习更轻松,更有趣。学生可以在课堂上获得更多的信息和知识。该电子阅览室,在这里我们可以发送电子邮件到世界各地,并从互联网上获得最新信息,是开放给教师和学生。在远程教学系统是为学生谁不是在我们学校学习。他们可以在家学习,如果他们有一台电脑。学校管理制度,有助于提高我们的学校管理,符合现代学校的需要。

[2]谢谢你。