[00:03]If we are going to be hard-headed empiricists on the
[00:08]lookout for real-world imperfections, then we must admit
[00:12]imperfections equitably and not blanch in the face of
[00:16]the often appalling failures of government to operate as intended.
[01:12]Call it a sipping culture rather than a drinking culture:
[01:16]Italians traditionally serve wine at the family dinner table,
[01:20]with boys and girls often getting their first taste of alcohol
[01:24]around age 12.
[00:39]Color me vindictive if you must, but really, there are
[00:43]some folks involved in this debacle that need a twenty year
[00:47]course on how to turn big rocks into gravel.
[00:53]"It is rather sad. Already the leaves have started to
[00:56]shrivel, and eventually they will die completely, leaving
[00:59]only the flower stalk-which is now as thick as my calf-
[01:03]which could last for a few years but will eventually rot too,"
[00:25]In its annual effort to protect the Queen's English, a
[00:28]Michigan university is insisting that shovel ready be buried,
[00:33]tweet be tossed and all czars be banished.
[01:29]The new wassail queen drinks a draught of cider. A piece
[01:33]of toast dipped in cider, well known as the favourite food
[01:37]of good spirits, is up the tree in the background.
[01:42]But first you need to establish what kind of zip you're
[01:45]dealing with. Back- or side-fastening skirts and dresses usually
[01:50]have invisible zips, where the fabric closes up and ...内容来自 听力课堂网：http://www.tingclass.net/show-8124-240501-1.html