古时在中国风筝也称作“鸢(hawk ) ”。春秋战国时期(theSpring and Autumn Period ),东周哲人墨子(Mo-tse)曾“费时三年，以木制木鸢，飞升天空”，但这只木鸢只飞了一天就坏了。墨子制造的这只“木鸢”就是世上最早的风筝， 已有2400多年的历史。唐代时，风筝传入朝鲜、日本及其他周边国家。十三世纪末，风筝的故事首次被意大利探险家马可·波罗带到欧洲，至此，中国风筝便逐渐开始传到世界各地。
In ancient time, kites were also called “Yuan (ahawk)” in China. In the Spring and Autumn Period, Mo-tse, a philosopher in the Eastern Zhou Dynastyspent three years making a wooden glede that couldfly in the sky, but it broke down only in one day. That wooden glede Mo-tse made has a history of over two thousand and four hundred years, which was claimed to be the first kite in the world. In Tang Dynasty, kites were introduced toKorea, Japan and other surrounding countries. Stories of kites were first brought to Europe byMarco Polo, an Italian adventurer, towards the end of the 13th century. Since then, the Chinesekite was gradually introduced to the whole world.
Global warming is the hot topic around the world at this time but, there is also dissention about the evidence being presented to support the argument. The earth is known to go through cycles; although the past has never produced an age of so much industrialization causing the pollution currently being experienced. A major source of the problem is the increase in carbon dioxide levels.
中国象棋属于二人对抗战略性棋盘游戏，是最受欢迎的棋盘游戏之一。在中国古代，象棋被列为士大夫们的修身之艺，现在则被视为一种益智的活动。象棋由两人轮流走子，以“将死”对方的将(帅)为胜。象棋棋盘共有64格，中间的“河界”将之分为两个“敌对”的部分。每人各有棋子16枚，包括1枚将、 2枚马、2枚车(chariot)、2枚象(相)、2枚士、2枚炮和5枚丢(pawn )。 一般而言，执红色棋子的一方先走子。
Chinese chess, known as Xiangqi, is a strategyboard game for two players. It is one of the mostpopular board games. In ancient China, Chinesechess used to be listed as a way for scholar-officialsto cultivate their moral characters, while now it's regarded as a kind of activities to developintelligence. The two players move by turn in the game with the objective of checkmatingthe opponent's general or king. The board itself has 64 squares and has a “river” in the middlethat divides the board into two opposing parts. Each player has 16 pieces, including 1 general(king), 2 horses, 2 chariots, 2 elephants (bishops), 2 guards, 2 cannons and 5 pawns. Generallyspeaking, the player with the red pieces moves first.
It is conceivable that knowledge plays an important role in our life.
2)It is+形容词+to do/ doing
She had said what it was necessary to say.
Work hard, and you will finally be able to reach your destination.
It is said that visitors spend only half as much money in a day in Leeds as in Lon-don.
The reservoir is three times as big as it was ten years ago.
6) 倍数词+ more +名词/形容词十than
Smoking is so harmful to personal health that it kills seven times more people each year than automobile accidents.
The environmental problems are not as serious as they suggested in their report.
She is no more fit to be a manager than a schoolgirl would be
9)Nothing is more...than(没有比……更……的;……是最……的)
Nothing is more important thanto receive education.
They hurriedly escaped into a cave that smelt of terror.