(1)China needs to reexamine the results of economic and social modernization in order to ascertain the benefits and indeed(表示加强含义) the detrimental aspects from a new perspective. Otherwise, various perceived accomplishments might in fact prove to be far from beneficial .
(2)We must avoid overindulgence and conspicuous consumption . We must instead continue to recognize the benefits of thrift in order to protect our newfound prosperity.
(3)Many of the explanations offered thus far are at least to a certain extent valid, but none fully address the problem and the issue must be examined in a wider context.
(4)There is little doubt that immediate action is required to eliminate the detrimental aspects of drunk driving once and forever.
(5)Some months ago , a friend of mine was killed in a tragic automobile accident involving a drunk driver . The incident was far from rare , and was in fact typical of thousands of cases involving drunk driving
(6)It is high time we put an end to the deplorable practice of food contamination .
(7)The most striking conclusion that can be reached when weighing the advantages and disadvantages of the market economy is quite frankly prosperity.
(8)The ample evidence presented enables us to reasonably conclude that the scourge of AIDS will be brought under control in the foreseeable future.
Science and the World's Problem 科学与世界难题
In saying that the world is at a crossroads created by science and technology I know I am notthe first. But mankind cannot afford to hesitate in indecision. There is only one choice for us. We must begin to move along the road to a better future for all the peoples of the world and wemust do this now.
By the end of the 20th century, the population of the world might have been doubled. Inattempting to ensure food, clothing and a dignified standard of life for this enormous host ofpeople we must use every weapon that science and technology can give us. There are obviousdifficulties for the less developed areas in doing this — for example, lack of capital, differencesin social structure and inadequate knowledge.
Our strategy to overcome these difficulties must be total. We have to look at world problemsas a whole, that is, try to better our understanding of the complex interactions between themultitude of development activities. We already know the great gifts that science andtechnology can bestow on all nations. If we are made wiser by a constant appreciation of thecomplexities of what we are attempting, the faster we shall move towards a solution of thereally imperative problems that confront us everywhere.
本文是一篇议论性的说明文, 全文论述了科技的发展带来了世界性的问题, 而人口爆炸则是最主要的。人口巨增使世界面临解决“ 生存问题”的难题, 因此又必须求助于科技的进一步发展, 但尚有很多困难。
crossroads n. 十字路口
cannot afford to hesitate in indecision 再经不起犹豫不决了
ensure v. 保证, 确保
dignified st anda rd of life 有尊严的生活标准
enormous host of people = big population
capital n. 资本
social structure 社会结构
inadequate a. 不足的
strategy n. 策略
better v. 改善
complex interactions 复杂的相互影响
multitude n. 大量, 众多
bestow on = give
a constant appreciation of the complexities of what we are attempting 经常意识到我们所做的一切事情的复杂性
imperative a. 迫切的, 紧迫的
confront v. 面临