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Cold Comfort

      Are you the kind of person who likes staying in unusual places?If the answer is "yes ",then try the world 's coldest hotel in Jukkasjarvi in the north of Sweden.But go in winter or all you'll find is a pool of water ,because the hotel melts every spring!

      The man who runs the ARTic Hall Hotel is Nils Yngve Bergqvist.He is also the man whose idea it was.He built his

first igloo for an art exhibition in 1991 and he designed the present hotel—over 200 meters square —himself.It took workmen about two months to pile 1000 tons of snow onto a wooden base.As the weather got colder,the snow froze and then they removed the base.The whole building and everything in it is made of snow—except for the wooden front door.There's a theatre which Niles uses for slide shows,a jazz club,a radio station and a large ice bar.As you can imagine,hot drinks are popular with the guests!The rooms have no doors,there's no furniture ,no heating and everyone sleep on…yes,that's right…ice beds.But the 800 people who have stayed at the hotel this winter seemed to like it.If you want to stay in one of the ten ice rooms,it will cost you about $30 a night.You won't be very comfortable,but you will receive a survival certificate from the manager!

      When the winter's over ,Niles holds his annual contest to predict the day that the igloo will fall.The person that guessed the day correctly last year received a large painting from an ARTic Hall Hotel exhibition.Bergqvist's ice hotels are becoming world—famous and he loves his work.He's already excited about his new project — an ice hotel that will have more complicated architectural features and,he says,will be bigger and better.


轻松英语

 国外某报社搞了一个比赛,要求写两行押韵的诗,第一行能多浪漫就多浪漫,第二行能多不浪漫就多不浪漫,以下是一些入选作品。


1. My darling, my lover, my beautiful wife:


Marrying you has screwed up my life


我的心肝,我的挚爱,我美丽的贤妻,


我这辈子就毁在你手里。


2. I see your face when I am dreaming.


That‘s why I always wake up screaming.


你的容颜依稀入梦境,


于是我在尖叫中惊醒。


3. Kind, intelligent, loving and hot;


This describes everything you are not.


善良、聪慧、多情而性感,


可惜这些你一条都不占。


4. Love may be beautiful, love may be bliss,


But I only slept with you ’cause I was pissed.


爱是上天赐福,爱情多么美好,


可我与你同眠只是因为喝高。


5. I thought that I could love no other


-- that is until I met your brother.


曾以为一生只爱你一个


直到遇见你的二表哥。


6. Roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet, and so are you.


But the roses are wilting, the violets are dead,the sugar bowl‘s empty and so is your head.


娇艳的紫罗兰,鲜红的玫瑰,甜蜜的糖,就像你一样美。


但紫罗兰会凋谢,玫瑰会枯黄,糖碗空空如也,和你的脑袋一样。


7. I want to feel your sweet embrace;


But don’t take that paper bag off your face.


我渴望你温柔的拥抱,


但别把你脸上的面具摘掉。


8. I love your smile, your face, and your eyes


Damn, I‘m good at telling lies!


我爱你的明眸,你的脸庞,你的微笑,


妈的,我真是说谎不打草稿!


9. My love, you take my breath away.


What have you stepped in to smell this way?


爱人啊,你简直让我窒息,


你在哪沾上的一身臭气?


10. My feelings for you no words can tell,


Except for maybe “Go to hell.”


我对你的深情无法付诸言语,


除了一句“滚一边去”!


11. What inspired this amorous rhyme?


Two parts vodka, one part lime.


是什么激发了我多情的诗篇?


伏特加两杯,酸柠檬一片。


Does that metal pit after contact with acid?


那种金属同酸接触后是否会起凹点?


Even if we cannot agree, we should maintain our contact.


即使我们不能取得一致, 我们也要保持联系。


When you contact these two wires, the machine will start at once.


当你使这两条导线一接触,这台机器就会立刻开始运转。


The local government raised large sums for highway construction.


地方政府为建设公路筹措了巨额款项。


They bulldozed trees and rubbles from the area and started construction.


他们用推土机清除掉这地区的树木和瓦砾然后开始建设。


From now on,our major projects will be redirected to the housing construction.


今后我们的重点工程将转到住宅建设上去。 


英文小练

The two people eventually paired off last year.


去年这二位年轻人终于结婚了。


I have run down the word in my dictionary eventually.


我终于在我的字典里查到了这个词。


Rumors of the war eventually percolated through to us.


战争的谣言终于传到我们这里。


We heard thunder growling in the distance.


我们听到了远处雷声隆隆。


Her shriek was dulled by the loud crash of thunder.


她的尖叫声在震耳的雷声中变得低沉了。 


英文小练

Or, should I say, a more conscious version of me.


不然,我应该说,我有了一种更清醒的认识。


To do that, they need her to be conscious and responsive through the beginning of the operation process.


要做到这些,他们需要她在手术开始到结束的过程中保持神志清醒并能做出应答。


Except for the difference that he is conscious, and that is why he is absurd.


但是不同的是,他是有意识的,这是他为什么荒谬的原因。


模联

                                              POSITION PAPER

Committee: World Health Assembly

Topic: The Countermeasure of Malaria 

Country: Japan

Malaria is an acute febrile illness; symptoms appear seven days or more. It is caused by parasite. So without the high-tech approaches regarding it, this illness is hard for common people to resist. On the other hand, it will cause large quantities of issues regarding health. So the main vectors are in Africa. For malaria, WHA have to pay attention to Africa, especially the young children there. Nowadays, contamination is more serious and more serious. The transmission is easier and easier for malaria to cross. Plenty of great people they tend to help Africa but eventually be one of the ghost there. It shows now Africa need help, the whole world need help.

Japan, an Asia country, sometime is really far away from malaria. For the peace, for the moral code, for the health, Japan will do the utmost to help WHA solve the issues regarding malaria. Japan tend to let more exports research the medicine of malaria, also Japan can provide enough money for a non-government  organization, can provide more ITNs for Africa countries.

So the delegate of Japan affirm that Japan doesn’t need help from WHA, at the same time, Japan is willing to help WHA solve the issues highly and firmly.

For the malaria, the delegate of Japan gives the following suggestion.

1)Asks people to get early diagnosis and treatment of malaria to reduce disease and prevents deaths

2)Follow the suggestion from WHA, to do the routine monitoring of antimalaria drug resistance.

3)Controls vectors. Maybe just carry them to another different place to ensure others’ health. But which place should they go to need to be discussed in the conference.

4)Invites enough experts to gather in one place and do the research or experimental for new effective antimalaria drug.

5)Supports ITNs and also to help other countries get ITNs.

6)Suggests establish a non government organization to help people in Africa without any paying.

May in the conference, every issue will be solved, every child and every common person can avoid the illness regarding malaria. May in the world, people can have a better life.

                                                   The End