As we know, museums are buildings where many valuable and important objects are kept so that people can go and see them. For examples, art museums are places where people can learn about v______ cultures. More and more popular “design museums” that are opening today, however, perform quite a different role. U________ most art museums, the design museum shows objects that are easily found in our daily life, such as fridges and washing machines.
The a_______ of design museums is that they are places where people feel familiar with the exhibits(展品). Being different from the art museum visitors, design museums visitors s________ feel frightened or puzzled. This is partly because design museums clearly show how and why mass-products(批量生产) work and look as they do, and how design has i________ the quality of our lives. Art museum exhibits, on the other hand, would most probably fill visitors with a feeling that there is something b________ their understanding.
Several new design museums have opened their doors in r_______ years. Each of these museums has tried to satisfy(满足) the public’s growing interest in the field with new i________. London’s Design Museums, for example, shows a collection of mass-produced objects from electric typewriters to a group of Italian fish-tins. The choice open to design museums seem f_________ less strict than those to art museums, and visitors may also sense the humorous part of our society while walking around such exhibits as interesting and unusually attractive toys c __________from our everyday life.
You may open your electronic mail and find information about how to buy medicine, cheap airline tickets, books and, of course, computers and computer products(产品). But the use of electronic spam(垃圾邮件) to _______ products has become a major problem to many people as it makes computer c_______ more difficult.
Many computers who want to send a lot of advertising may u____________ the services of “spammer”. A spammer is a p_______ or company that uses computers to send out millions of copies of the same sales information. Spammers find e-mail a_________ from websites, news groups and “chat room”, where people send m__________ to each other. Most spam is sent by companies that try to get you to buy their products. Some of these are h_______ companies that offer good products for fair prices. These companies can offer their products for a l________ price than you might find in a store. However, much of the spam on the Internet is sent by criminals trying to sell products that do not exist or offer things they will not p___________. They are only interested in stealing your money. One country in Africa has become famous for the criminals who try every known trick to cheat people.
When the Great Library of Alexandria burned, the story goes that one book was saved. But nobody thought it was a v________ book. A poor man, who could read a little, bought it for a few coins.
The book wasn’t very interesting, but between its pages there was something very interesting i__________. It was a thin strip of vellum(羊皮纸) on which was written the secret of the “Touch stone”!
The touchstone was a small pebble(卵石) that could t____________ any common metal into pure gold. The writing e_________ that it was lying among thousands of other pebbles that looked exactly like it. But the secret was that the real stone would feel w________, while ordinary pebbles were cold.
So the man camped on the seashore and began testing pebbles. He knew that if he picked up ordinary pebbles and threw them down again b____________ they were cold, he might pick up the same pebble hundreds of t______________. So, when he felt one that was cold, he threw it into the sea. He spent a whole day doing this but none of them was the touchstone. Y______________ he went on and on this way.
In many big cities in the world, the overuse of cars is thought to be one of much petrol( 汽油 ). They say the car of the future will be much, much smaller. with no doors or windows. It needn't have a pollution control system because it w people will be ? killed in accidents, because the top will be five miles per hour. However, we are also warned not to ask for pretty , because the cars will come in grey only.
future will be happier. They think that all our problems will soon be solved by car companies with the production of the Supercar. Tomorrow's car will be four rooms, TVs, running water, heat, air conditioning, and maybe a swimming short supply ( 供给) , the Supercar will run on water.
Advertisements are everywhere! They’re on the r____ and TV, in newspapers and magazines. on buses and buildings. They’re on websites and mobile phones. Companies g______ their products to film stars, pop stars and sports stars to u____ so that fans will buy them in order to copy the stars.
Advertisements have become so common(常见的) that they aren’t w____ any more. We don’t like advertisements. so we try not to see them. We turn o____ the advertisements on computers. We refuse(拒绝) to watch them on TV, or read them in magazines. We no longer pay attention to the posters all around us. We don’t copy the stars b____ we know they don’t really like the things they advertise.
This means that advertising companies need a new w____ to sell. They can’t make their products “cool” by advertising. Advertisements aren’t cool, and teenagers won’t buy the things in advertisements i____ because the advertisements say they are fashionable. The latest way to advertise is not to advertise.
I____ of using stars, companies are using teenagers. They pay them to tell their friends about new products. Teenagers don’t want to dress like everyone else and buy the things that everyone else has. They want to look d____ and create their own style. Teenagers don’t think it’s cool to copy the stars or buy things they’ve seen in advertisements.
We have been in Australia for three days. We’re having a g time here. Australia is the sixth largest country in the world. There is
to see that it is impossible for me to tell you everything.
flowers around the houses and they
Australia, such as kangaroos and koalas. They are really lovely.
During the past three days we’ve visited many of interest
around Sydney. I’d like to spend more time here. But we will to another city, Cairns, to see coral beds (珊瑚礁) tomorrow. It is said
that words cannot
the beauty of the colourful corals. Many famous
cartoon films were made there. Now we are packing our
bags so that we will not lose time when we leave. We can in Cairns this time tomorrow, I’m looking forward to going there!
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