[00:08]The idea is a timely one since one positive result of Women's Liberation
[00:14]is a quickened curiosity about what kind of life
[00:18]lies behind labels like "secretary" or "executive assistant."
[00:32]This, in brief, is what the Futurist says; for a century,
[00:36]past conditions of life have been conditionally speeding up,
[00:41]till now we live in a world of noise and violence and speed.
[00:53]They shake 1,000 grains of rice into a saucer
[00:58](the number that fit on the bottom),
[01:00]and count each imperfect one. Anything below grade two is considered
[01:06]unfit for the table-and the price plummets accordingly.
[01:19]Petersen said he fears his players will try to live up to
[01:23]unrealistic expectations created by being ranked so high --
[01:29]and consequently perform below their potential.
[01:40]"Art museums will insist donors give them the option to deaccession, and,
[01:46]conversely, donors will demand ironclad agreements that museums will never sell,
[01:54]" says art consultant Richard Polsky,
[01:57]author of the book I Sold Andy Warhol (Too Soon).
[02:06]The global marketplace into which these books are launched
[02:11]has become exceedingly hospitable to writers, booksellers
[02:16]and literary middlemen who make their living from the English language.
[02:29]Airline industry works feverishly behind scenes to secure
[02:34]financial rescue package from federal government
[02:38]as airline stocks plunge; executives and industry consultants agree
[02:45]that no matter what happens next, air travel has changed for
[02:49]at least for near term.
[02:56]A: What will we eat for dinner?
[02:58]B: Maize rolls.内容来自 听力课堂网：http://www.tingclass.net/show-8124-236760-1.html