[00:03]In the winter there is always a log-burning fire to sit near,
[00:07]and in the summer there are plenty of shady spots
[00:10]to sit in the garden where you can hear
[00:13]the trickling sounds of the streams and ponds.
[00:18]The current slippery and icy conditions make it much more likely
[00:23]that people will stumble and fall,
[00:26]resulting in sprains, strains and fractures.
[00:34]Several things can increase your chance of getting heartburn.
[00:38]These include smoking, being overweight, drinking a lot of alcohol
[00:44]or caffeine, or eating fatty or spicy food.
[00:53]It is not possible to determine whether both continents
[00:57]are moving in opposite directions or whether one continent
[01:01]is stationary and the other is drifting away from it.
[01:08]There was always plenty of water, but most schoolkids
[01:12]had to dry their sticky hands & faces
[01:15]on handkerchiefs, toilet tissue, or sleeves.
[01:21]Most temporary immigrants have already demonstrated
[01:25]to immigration authorities that they have technology,
[01:29]science or medical skills.
[01:38]In America, the move away from juggling to a simpler,
[01:42]less materialistic lifestyle is a well-established trend.
[01:47]Downshifting -- also known in America as "voluntary simplicity" --
[01:53]has, ironically, even bred a new area
[01:57]of what might be termed anti-consumerism.
[02:03]Continuing along this path, says writer Earl Shorris,"We will become
[02:09]a second-rate country. We will have a less civil society."内容来自 听力课堂网：http://www.tingclass.net/show-8124-235383-1.html