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Unit1 Text A Mr. Doherty Builds His Dream Life (1)
Unit1 Text B American Family Life: The Changing Picture (4)
Unit2 Text A The Freedom Givers (10)
Unit3 Text A The Land of the Lock (14)
Unit3 Text B Why I Bought A Gun (16)
Unit4 Text A Was Einstein a Space Alien? (21)
Unit5 Text A Writing Three Thank-You Letters (25)
Unit6 Text A The Last Leaf (28)
Unit7 Text A Life of a Salesman (33)
Unit7 Text B Bricklayer's Boy (41)
Unit8 Text A Human Cloning: A Scientist’s Story (47)
Unit8 Text B Second Thoughts on Cloning (50)
Unit1 Text A Mr. Doherty Builds His Dream Life
多尔蒂先生创建自己的理想生活吉姆·多尔蒂Jim Doherty 1 There are two things I have always wanted to do -- write and live on a farm. Today I'm doing both. I am not in E. B. White's class as a writer or in my neighbors' league as a farmer, but I'm getting by. And after years of frustration with city and suburban living, my wife Sandy and I have finally found contentment here in the country.
2 It's a self-reliant sort of life. We grow nearly all of our fruits and vegetables. Our hens keep us in eggs, with several dozen left over to sell each week. Our bees provide us with honey, and we cut enough wood to just about make it through the heating season.
3 It's a satisfying life too. In the summer we canoe on the river, go picnicking in the woods and take long bicycle rides. In the winter we ski and skate. We get excited about sunsets. We love the smell of the earth warming and the sound of cattle lowing. We watch for hawks in the sky and deer in the cornfields.