[00:00.00]沪江网 CHAPTER THREE READING Page 33
[00:14.34]A SUCCESS STORY
[00:16.33]Arthur was responsible for writing stories
[00:21.13]about successful people for the school newspaper.
[00:24.89]Here is a story he wrote.
[00:27.53]The Girl from the Street
[00:30.82]THE SOCIAL workers who brought the nine-year-old to the orphanage
[00:35.81]knew little about her.
[00:37.46]The streets where they found her had been her home for many years
[00:42.95]Her parents were un-known. They had aban-doned her long ago
[00:48.74]At the orphanage, the girl, like all the children there,
[00:53.89]was taught to read and write.
[00:56.16]While she was studying at the orphanage,
[00:59.56]she learned something else - to be indepen-dent.
[01:03.37]At twenty-one,she left the orphanage
[01:07.13]and began work as a secre-tary -
[01:09.80]just one of the thou-sands employed in Hong Kong"s countless offices.
[01:15.21]And then, in 1975,while she was still working as an ordinary secretary
[01:23.12]something extraordina-ry happened.
[01:26.31]She entered the Miss Hong Kong contest -
[01:29.44]and won it. This was the turning point in her life.Now her name
[01:36.86]Mary Cheung,was on everyone"s lips
[01:40.68]Mary entered the con-test because she was ambitious
[01:45.93]and because she wanted to show
[01:48.62]that orphanage girls could be some-thing.
[01:51.75]Winning the competi-tion brought her more than fame.
[01:56.40]It gave her the chance to start on a new career path.
[02:01.18]This led her first into television
[02:04.60]and then into the cosmetics business as a manager.
[02:09.20]When she was working as a manager
[02:12.49]she had trouble with her reports.
[02:15.13]"My English just wasn"t good enough,"
[02:18.45]she says. Fortunately,she had a boy-friend
[02:22.58](who later became her husband) to help her.
[02:25.79]Mary studied manage-ment at Hong Kong Po-lytechnic and graduat-ed in 1980
[02:33.39]She started her own marketing and fundrai-sing company in 1995
[02:39.92]But she did not lose her burning desire to develop herself
[02:38.92]She then studied for a Fine Arts degree at the University of Hong Kong
[02:45.22]Her ambition was to teach arts
[02:49.97]and to see a proper arts syllabus in every school in Hong Kong
[02:56.11]Since 1987, she has devoted a lot of her time to photography
[03:04.00]She has held several exhibitions of her work in many places,
[03:10.09]including China,New Zealand and Paris.
[03:14.66]She still found time,however, to work on TV and for charity,
[03:13.66]write for newspapers and bring up her fami-ly.
[03:17.92]The girl who wandered the streets has come a long way,
[03:23.30]but her journey is not finished yet.
[03:27.27]LISTENING Page 35
[03:33.25]Receiving telephone messages
[03:36.36]Your name is Tracy Fang.
[03:35.36]You work as the personal assistant for Marina Zheng,
[03:40.14]a famous singer and actress
[03:42.70]Listen to the three conversations
[03:45.86]and complete the message form below.
[03:48.60]Later you will give this form to Marina.
[03:52.39]Do not try to write down every word you hear.
[03:58.03]Just write down the most important infor-mation.
[08:05.86]SPEAKING Page 39
[08:09.43]A Talk time
[08:12.12]Offering, accepting and refusing help
[08:19.99]Joyce is very busy working on the school newspaper.
[08:26.00]Tony offers to help.
[08:29.08]Read their conversa-tion and answer the questions.
[08:32.89]Then work in pairs to practise the conversa-tion.
[08:37.75]TONY:Hello, Joyce, you look busy. Anything I can do to help?
[08:44.57]JOYCE:Thanks very much but I can manage.
[08:48.44]TONY:Come on, let me give you a hand.
[08:51.73]Don"t be so independent all the time!
[08:57.87]TONY:If you want, I could do some typing.
[09:01.91]JOYCE:Typing? Oh, that would be good.
[09:06.28]I didn"t know you could type.Thanks a lot.
[09:06.49]MORE PRACTICE Page 43
[09:13.44]Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston, Massa-chusetts in the USA
[09:20.21]on 17 January 1706.
[09:23.84]He had a very big family
[09:26.74]his parents had seventeen children
[09:30.94]He was a man of many talents and interests.
[09:34.50]Among other things,he was a scientist and an inventor.
[09:38.81]He was naturally curious about the way things worked
[09:37.81]and was always search-ing for ways to make them work better
[09:42.30]In 1747,Benjamin began his experiments on electricity
[09:49.82]with some very simple equipment.
[09:52.13]Although these experi-ments led to the dis-covery
[09:56.33]of some very important findings on electricity,
[10:00.43]Benja-min did not actually invent it.
[10:04.09]However, he did invent the lightning conduc-tor,
[10:08.87]which protects buildings and ships from damage
[10:13.68]caused by lightning.
[10:15.95]Benjamin had poor vi-sion and needed glasses.
[10:20.83]He was tired of always taking them on and off
[10:25.62]so he decided to in-vent a pair of glasses
[10:30.21]that would let him see both near
[10:33.50]and far things at the same time.
[10:37.29]He took the two different types of glasses,
[10:42.10]cut each lens in half,
[10:44.55]and then put half of each lens into another frame.
[10:50.35]Nowadays, this type of glasses is known as bifocals.
[10:57.66]During his lifetime,
[11:00.12]he travelled across the Atlantic Ocean eight times.
[11:04.14]These long journeys gave him a lot of time
[11:08.50]to learn about how ships worked.
[11:11.87]He developed a way to make them safer
[11:15.48]and more efficient by inventing watertight bulkheads.
[11:20.60]Other developments in safety that he made
[11:24.36]included establishing the first fire company in Philadelphia, USA
[11:30.68]and improving the city"s street paving and lighting.