阿森纳30沃特福德: 沃特福德vs南安普顿

大學體驗英語第二冊Unit1-Passage B

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沃特福德vs南安普顿 www.siuceg.com.cn "Students, You Represent Our Best Hope"
The following remarks were delivered by the President of Stanford University at the Opening Convocation on September 21, 2001. 

 Parents and students of the Class of 2005: Good afternoon and welcome to Stanford University. Today, we celebrate the arrival of 1,717 new freshmen1 and transfer students. 

 I have struggled with the format2 of this Convocation and the content of this speech for the past 10 days. Since the morning of Sept. 11, the campus has been uncommonly3 quiet. Except for two memorial services, all major events were cancelled. As we considered how to start a new academic year, we decided4 that a Convocation was, in fact, the most fitting way to resume our normal activities. 

 Students, you represent our best hope for the future and for peace in our world. Americans and good-hearted people of all ages throughout the world will mourn this tragedy and carry the memory of that terrible day in their hearts. But it is your generation -- more so than mine or your parents' -- that will face the challenge of building a world in which such inhuman5 acts can never again occur.  

?In your time here, you will get to know people whose background, culture or beliefs are different from yours. You may find that your values -- and your prejudices -- are challenged. I hope that you will discover a new understanding and appreciation6 for the pluralistic society in which we live and find constructive7 ways to contribute to the world.  

 For each of you, this moment is the beginning of a new chapter in your life. Let it also be a moment you remember as the initiation8 of your journey into the larger world, a time when you consider your role as a citizen and what your future contribution might be. 

 You will not be expected to undertake this intellectual journey on your own. We have an exceptional faculty9 and staff, dedicated10 to the search for knowledge and understanding, who will support and encourage you in your journey. 

? I hope you are proud of the accomplishments11 that have brought you to this important transition inyour lives. I know that all of you have worked hard to get here, but let me also acknowledge the contributions of your parents, family members, teachers, mentors12 and friends who have supported you on your road to Stanford. Without them, the journey here would have been more difficult and less rewarding. In recognition of the tremendous support and encouragement you have received from these important people in your lives, let me invite our new students to show their appreciation with a round of applause.  

?Students, I urge you to pursue your journey at Stanford with vigor13. I hope that this beautiful campus will provide an ideal space for contemplation and inspiration to aid you in that journey. And I hope that you will find an intellectual pursuit that excites you and engages you so much that it will keep you up at night and get you out of bed early, even on the weekend! I hope that you find a passion that matches your own talents, so that you may discover, as I did, something that you can pursue for the rest of your life with enthusiasm and joy.  

?Students, while I cannot make any predictions about what paths each of you will take in your journey at Stanford, I urge you to begin this process of intellectual discovery, just as Sen. Leland Stanford urged at the opening day ceremonies for the first freshman14 class in 1891:  

?A university may be founded for you; in it, you may study for many years with all the advantages of learning. All that we can do for you is to place the opportunities within your reach; it rests with you to grasp and improve them.  

 I welcome all our new students and their parents, not just to the campus but to the Stanford family. Students, I hope your time here transforms your lives, just as it has transformed the lives of so many alumni. And, finally, I hope your time here will help to provide a foundation on which you will make your contributions to humanity and to a better future for yourselves and the generations that will follow. 


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1 freshmen bcdb5f5d859647798b83af425baa69ee     
n.(中學或大學的)一年級學生( freshman的名詞復數 )
參考例句:
  • We are freshmen and they are sophomores. 我們是一年級學生,他們是二年級學生。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
  • University freshmen get lots of razzing, but they like the initiation. 大一新生受各種嘲弄,但是他們對這種入門經驗甘之如飴。 來自辭典例句
2 format giJxb     
n.設計,版式;[計算機]格式,DOS命令:格式化(磁盤),用于空盤或使用過的磁盤建立新空盤來存儲數據;v.使格式化,設計,安排
參考例句:
  • Please format this floppy disc.請將這張軟盤格式化。
  • The format of the figure is very tasteful.該圖表的格式很雅致。
3 uncommonly 9ca651a5ba9c3bff93403147b14d37e2     
adv. 稀罕(極,非常)
參考例句:
  • an uncommonly gifted child 一個天賦異稟的兒童
  • My little Mary was feeling uncommonly empty. 我肚子當時正餓得厲害。
4 decided lvqzZd     
adj.決定了的,堅決的;明顯的,明確的
參考例句:
  • This gave them a decided advantage over their opponents.這使他們比對手具有明顯的優勢。
  • There is a decided difference between British and Chinese way of greeting.英國人和中國人打招呼的方式有很明顯的區別。
5 inhuman F7NxW     
adj.殘忍的,不人道的,無人性的
參考例句:
  • We must unite the workers in fighting against inhuman conditions.我們必須使工人們團結起來反對那些難以忍受的工作條件。
  • It was inhuman to refuse him permission to see his wife.不容許他去看自己的妻子是太不近人情了。
6 appreciation Pv9zs     
n.評價;欣賞;感謝;領會,理解;價格上漲
參考例句:
  • I would like to express my appreciation and thanks to you all.我想對你們所有人表達我的感激和謝意。
  • I'll be sending them a donation in appreciation of their help.我將送給他們一筆捐款以感謝他們的幫助。
7 constructive AZDyr     
adj.建設的,建設性的
參考例句:
  • We welcome constructive criticism.我們樂意接受有建設性的批評。
  • He is beginning to deal with his anger in a constructive way.他開始用建設性的方法處理自己的怒氣。
8 initiation oqSzAI     
n.開始
參考例句:
  • her initiation into the world of marketing 她的初次涉足營銷界
  • It was my initiation into the world of high fashion. 這是我初次涉足高級時裝界。
9 faculty HhkzK     
n.才能;學院,系;(學院或系的)全體教學人員
參考例句:
  • He has a great faculty for learning foreign languages.他有學習外語的天賦。
  • He has the faculty of saying the right thing at the right time.他有在恰當的時候說恰當的話的才智。
10 dedicated duHzy2     
adj.一心一意的;獻身的;熱誠的
參考例句:
  • He dedicated his life to the cause of education.他獻身于教育事業。
  • His whole energies are dedicated to improve the design.他的全部精力都放在改進這項設計上了。
11 accomplishments 1c15077db46e4d6425b6f78720939d54     
n.造詣;完成( accomplishment的名詞復數 );技能;成績;成就
參考例句:
  • It was one of the President's greatest accomplishments. 那是總統最偉大的成就之一。
  • Among her accomplishments were sewing,cooking,playing the piano and dancing. 她的才能包括縫紉、烹調、彈鋼琴和跳舞。 來自《現代英漢綜合大詞典》
12 mentors 5f11aa0dab3d5db90b5a4f26c992ec2a     
n.(無經驗之人的)有經驗可信賴的顧問( mentor的名詞復數 )v.(無經驗之人的)有經驗可信賴的顧問( mentor的第三人稱單數 )
參考例句:
  • Beacham and McNamara, my two mentors, had both warned me. 我的兩位忠實朋友,比徹姆和麥克納馬拉都曾經警告過我。 來自辭典例句
  • These are the kinds of contacts that could evolve into mentors. 這些人是可能會成為你導師。 來自互聯網
13 vigor yLHz0     
n.活力,精力,元氣
參考例句:
  • The choir sang the words out with great vigor.合唱團以極大的熱情唱出了歌詞。
  • She didn't want to be reminded of her beauty or her former vigor.現在,她不愿人們提起她昔日的美麗和以前的精力充沛。
14 freshman 1siz9r     
n.大學一年級學生(可兼指男女)
參考例句:
  • Jack decided to live in during his freshman year at college.杰克決定大一時住校。
  • He is a freshman in the show business.他在演藝界是一名新手。
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