Ajax was a man of giant stature，daring but slow．When the Trojan War was about to break out he led his forces from Salamis to join the Greek army at Aulis．As one of the trustiest champions of the Greek cause，he was given thejob of guarding one end of the Greek camp near Troy．He was noted in the battlefield for his bravery and courage．After Achilles' death he became one of the two hot contestants for the dead hero's shield and armour，the other being Odysseus．When the weapons were finally judged to his rival，Ajax went mad for grief．Unable to get over the hardships，he took his own life．When，in order to seek the advice of，Odysseus came to visit the lower world，the shade of Ajax frowned uponhim．In the lower world Ajax chose to be a lion，guided clearly by the bitter recollection of his former life．
heavy shoolwork【课业繁重】 In my opinion, the schoolwork now being assigned to high school students is too heavy. While it is true that students need to study, they need other things as well if they are to grow into healthy and well-rounded adults. High should be allowed more time for play. Plying is not wasting time, as some think. It gives them physical exercise, and also exercise their imagination. Which tends to be stifled by too much study. Finally, the pressure put on high school students by excessive schoolwork can cause serious stress, which is unhealthy physically and mentally. I do not advocate the elimination of schoolwork. I do think, however, that a reduction of the current heavy load would be beneficial to students and to the society as a whole. 我认为目前高中生的课业实在太重了，虽然说学生的确应当念书，但是要想长大成为健全的人，他门还需要一些其它的东西，所以应该给高中生较多从事娱乐的时间。娱乐并不如某些人所想的，是在浪费时间，它可以让学生锻炼身体，发挥被繁重课业扼杀的想象力。此外，繁重的课业加诸在高中生身上的压力可能引起严重的情绪紧张，这对身心都有害。我并非主张废除学校课业，但是我认为减轻目前繁重的课业对于学生和整个社会都是有益的。
on June 15, Sunday, I went to play football with my friends in the afternoon. We went to the playground where we usually went. We were playing happily. Suddenly, I fell over and my leg hurt. My best friend, Li Hua, took me to a hospital. The doctor looked over my leg for a while. At the end, there aren't any big problems on my leg and my friends went home with me in case i would fall down again. 6月15号,星期天下午,我和我的朋友们去踢足球,我们去我们去过的操场玩,我们玩得很开心,突然,我摔倒了,脚也受伤了,我最好的朋友李华,送我去医院,医生看了我的脚一会儿,最后,医生说我脚没有什么大问题,然后我的朋友就送我回家,
China has been a powerful country for the most part of the past three thousand years. China is now rising again. Why is that so surprising to people? History is the best evidence. The rise of China is just a matter of when, not if. Plus, do you want $100 jeans? Do you want $200 shoes? Do you want $3000 computers? If the answers are NO, you\'d better thank China and appreciate the benefits that it brings to your daily life. 中国在过去3000年历史中大部分时间当中都是个强大的国家。中国现在再次崛起，为什么人们会感到如此奇怪？历史是最好的证明。中国崛起只是个时间问题，而不是是否能崛起的问题。另外，你希望卖100美元一条的牛仔裤，200美元一双鞋，3000美元的电脑吗？如果不愿意，你必须要感谢中国，感谢中国为你日常生活做出的贡献
端午节又名端阳节,这个在中国延续了两千多年的习俗，人们虽然处于祖国各地，却是每年都过着这个相同的节日。南方多数都要挂钟馗像，挂艾草叶菖蒲，赛龙舟，吃粽子，饮雄黄酒，又百病，配香囊。在北方也能见到家家户户挂艾草，吃粽子，细心的人还会看到孩子们的脖子、手腕、脚踝上系着的五彩线。虽然过法各有不同，但是企盼平安、幸福、百病不侵的心境是一样的！Dragon Boat Festival also names Dragon Boat Festival, this has continued more than 2000 years custom in China, although the people are in motherland each region, is actually every year is crossing this same holiday. The south most must hang Zhong Kui to look like, hangs the leaves of grass calamus, the match dragon boat, eats the steamed rice dumpling, drinks the realgar wine, also all the various illnesses, match the sachet. In the north can also see that each and every family hangs the Chinese mugwort, eats the steamed rice dumpling, the careful person will also see on children's neck, the skill, the ankle area will be all colors line. Although method has had the difference respectively, but longed for safe, happiness, all the various illnesses do not invade the mood is the same!
The government and people of China have always admired the purposes and principles of the Olympic spirit and supported the efforts made by the Olympics in promoting world peace. The Chinese government and people are doing our utmost in preparation for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. It is our hope to make it a grand gathering that will carry forward the Olympic spirit, promote world peace and enhance the friendship among people of the world, so that the Olympic spirit will flourish once again, this time in China, an oriental country with an ancient civilization. 中国人民一向赞赏奥林匹克精神的宗旨和原则，支持奥林匹克运动为促进世界和平所做的努力。中国政府和中国人民正全力以赴，做好2008年北京奥运会的筹备工作，力争把2008年奥运会办成一次弘扬奥林匹克精神、促进世界和平、增进各国人民友谊的盛会，让奥林匹克精神在中国这一东方文明古国 再次得到发扬。
Burma's government says at least 22,000 people are confirmed dead, in the wake of Cyclone Nargis, and another 41,000 are missing. The military government has begun allowing foreign assistance and granting unprecedented access to some international aid agency representatives. VOA's Luis Ramirez reports from our Southeast Asia Bureau in Bangkok.
Thai soldiers check supplies for victims of devastating cyclone in Burma at warehouse near military airport in Bangkok, 06 May 2008
The first plane load of foreign aid has arrived in Rangoon from Thailand. More is to follow. Speaking after a meeting with Burma's ambassador to Thailand, Foreign Minister Noppadol Pattama says he was told 30,000 people are missing after the cyclone passed, Friday.
In the past, Burma's military government has been reluctant to accept foreign aid. However, analysts say the scope of this disaster forced the generals this time to welcome assistance. Thailand was among the first to send help, with at least nine tons of aid arriving in Burma, Tuesday. Thai Health Minister Chaiya Sasomsup says medical teams will go into the disaster areas.
The Thai official says Bangkok will dispatch a team of doctors to help prevent and control the spread of diseases that normally appear after a natural disaster of this type.
Officials estimate hundreds of thousands of people have been made homeless.
The hardest-hit area is in the Irawaddy River delta region, where the vast majority of the deaths are reported. Ten-thousand people are said to have died in one town, alone. The area is Burma's main rice-producing region. Analysts say there is concern falling food production could trigger instability.
Witnesses in Rangoon say anger is building among residents complaining of the military's slow response to the disaster. Tuesday, much of the city remained without electricity or running water. Witnesses say it was largely citizens who were out clearing debris from the streets. Some complain they did not see any soldiers until 36 hours after the storm struck.
Burmese exiles watching events from neighboring Thailand say the disaster has been a big setback for the Burmese military, which has controlled Burma since 1962. Aung Naing Oo, a Burmese political commentator in the Thai city, Chiang Mai, says the government's slow response and its willingness to accept aid this time is a sign of its inability to cope with the disaster.
"It clearly shows that the Burmese military despite its myth, despite its proclamation that they are the leaders, they can carry out a lot of things without any help from anybody," Aung said. "But this disaster, [of] this magnitude, apparently has put the military in a critical spotlight. Basically, that the cover, the myth, has been blown away and it clearly shows that they cannot deal with a disaster of such a magnitude."
Another unprecedented concession by the military government is its decision this week to grant access to more representatives of foreign aid agencies. The group World Vision Australia says its representatives received special visas this week to enter the country.
Diplomats of some western nations say they are still waiting to hear whether the Burmese government will allow assessment teams to reach the hardest-hit areas.
Among those waiting for access is a team from the United States. Monday, First Lady Laura Bush said the United States is ready to send help as soon as Burma allows an American disaster response team to enter the country.
The Burmese leadership Tuesday announced it will postpone a constitutional referendum in hard hit areas of Rangoon and the Irawaddy River delta. The poll, scheduled on May 10, will be pushed back to May 24 in those areas.
The government has portrayed the vote as a step toward moving the impoverished country toward democracy. The United States and other members of the international community call the process a sham because it has excluded members of the opposition
The Old Cat
An old woman had a cat. The cat was very old; she could not run quickly, and she could not bite, because she was so old. One day the old cat saw a mouse; she jumped and caught the mouse. But she could not bite it; so the mouse got out of her mouth and ran away, because the cat could not bite it.
Then the old woman became very angry because the cat had not killed the mouse. She began to hit the cat. The cat said, "Do not hit your old servant. I have worked for you for many years, and I would work for you still, but I am too old. Do not be unkind to the old, but remember what good work the old did when they were young."
A man was going to the house of some rich person. As he went along the road, he saw a box of good apples at the side of the road. He said, "I do not want to eat those apples; for the rich man will give me much food; he will give me very nice food to eat." Then he took the apples and threw them away into the dust.
He went on and came to a river. The river had become very big; so he could not go over it. He waited for some time; then he said, "I cannot go to the rich man's house today, for I cannot get over the river."
He began to go home. He had eaten no food that day. He began to want food. He came to the apples, and he was glad to take them out of the dust and eat them.
Do not throw good things away; you may be glad to have them at some other time.