Monday, April 03, 2006

English assignment

On Generation N
by 高志豪

First, what is generation N ?We have ever heard about Gen X, Gen Y and Gen Z, so what is Gen N. In Asia, we call the group born after1975 Net Generation .We must be curious about why the group was designated Net Generation. Thanks to the prosperous Internet, they are able to fully hang more diverse information than previous generations. For this environment ,they is used to capitalizing on computers to search and proposal data .They are genuinely adept at this way and feel it is hilarious. They are so skillful that another generation can’t catch up with them.

Beside those feature above, they also seem more individualistic .In another word , they want more personal space and freedom and they are prefer to single than married .They figure marriage isn’t necessary if they can lead a happy life ,therefore they marry later or not marry all lives long .Even though they get married ,they also tend not to have baby .So many DINKs let their governments head ache.

For another hand ,they also famous for their power of purchase. They pursue popular ,trendy merchandizes .In order to satisfy their demand ,merchants have to rapidly devise new products and improve their technology or they may lost the opportunity to earn money .Why they have the ability to keep up with fashion? Because they mostly are the only child in their family and their parents who both always have jobs spoil them .They use their disposable monthly wage to buy what they want to get like watch ,cell phone, dress ,electronic appliance and so on .They get habit of waste ,and they don’t fear they will bankrupt.

They have admired aptitudes ,but also have drawbacks like selfish and waste .They will become the leader of countries one day .They are potential and hopeful to create innovative future .But our society must educate them deposit’s important and union can firm the strength than individual ,and also give them more stress to strengthen their mind and make them more humble. So efface your eyes ,and expect the shining world they will create.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

1. Winter Olympic Competition. Describe the games of Winter Olympic? Athletes?
Alpine skiing
Alpine skiing (or downhill skiing) is a recreational activity and sport involving sliding down snow-covered hills with long, thin skis attached to each foot.
The main technical challenges faced by skiers are simply how to control the direction and speed of their descent. Typically, novice skiers use a technique called the "snowplough" to turn and stop by pointing one or both skis inward, but more advanced skiers use more difficult but more elegant and speedier methods. These more advanced methods are known as carving. To carve, a skier rolls their knees but keeps the upper body and hips faced down the hill, so that only the knees and feet are turned. This method is far faster and is used by downhill racers.
A luge is small one- or two-person sled on which one sleighs supine and feet-first. Steering is done by flexing the sled's runners or pulling straps attached to the sled's runners. Luge is also the name of the sport which involves racing with such sleds.
Curling, a precision sport similar to bowls or bocce, is played on ice with polished heavy stones. The level of precision and complex nature of the strategic thinking required to win in curling has led it to be referred to as "chess on ice."


2.What is Olympic spirit?
The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well."

3.Where is the city, Winter Olympic? Describe its location and map?
Turin is located in northwest Italy. It is surrounded on the western and northern front by the Alps and on the southern front by the hills of Monferrato. Four major rivers pass through the city: the Po and two of its tributaries, the Dora Riparia (from the Celtic duria meaning "water," later changed to "Duria Minor" by the Romans), the Stura di Lanzo, and the Sangone.

4.Who is Olympic hopeful (potential players in Olympic)? Why?
Michelle Kwan is one of hopeful,because she is outstanding at past world competitions .In 2002 and 1998,she only won silver and bronze at the Winter Olympics, and this year we can anticipate her to get her first gold at the Winter Olympics.
5.How do the countries from warmer climates (players: AU, China) have a shot at taking home the gold?
Northern European countries have the advantage at training environment. Differently , those countries in warm and hot latitude are lack of training sites .A proverb says practice makes perfect, so they have to spend money and time conquering the natural barrier and getting the gold.