Irises is a painting by the famous Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh. It was painted while van Gogh was at the asylum in France, Vincent van Gogh called it ＂the lightning conductor for my illness＂, because he felt that he could keep himself from going insane by continuing to paint.
Pluto has been kicked out of our Sun＇s planetary family by astronomers who voted on Aug. 24, 2006 to define a planet by three criteria. It failed on one of them. Astronomers have been battling over the concept of what defines a planet all week at the general assembly of the International Astronomical Union （IAU） in Prague.
笔者在阅读中遇到过这样一个句子：＂what she＇s been and gone and done＂？ 觉得很难理解。从完成时的角度看，has been表示“曾经去过某处（动作主体在说话现场）”；has gone表示“去了某处（动作主体不在说话现场）”；而has done表示“做／干了某事”。前者表示一种经历，后两者均表示结果。从逻辑上讲，这三者不能连用。难道是排印错误？但笔者在另一处又发现：Seewhatyou’vebeenanddone？显然，havebeen、havegone和havedone的连用并非偶然。这究竟是怎么回事？这两句话到底是什么意思？为此，笔者查阅了一些语法和用法词典．发现这个问题可从三个方面来看：
The school blazer has been exchanged for a pin-stripe suit and a pilot＇s cap, Martin Halstead, 19, became the world＇s youngest airline entrepreneur in Nov. 2005 when the inaugural flight of his Alpha One Airwayss took off from Southampton.
It was the summer of 1988, and strange things were happening： Repeated heat waves hit the eastern seaboard of the United States, while the Midwest was mired in massive drought. In some places, the waters of the Mississippi were so low that barges were stranded.
Since the first mascot in Olympic history made its appearance at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games, mascots have become a main element of the Olympic image. As a unique and popular image full of vitality, a mascot is able to materialize the Olympic spirit, communicate the concepts of each Olympic Games, promote the history and culture of the host city and create a festive atmosphere for the Games.
Born in the province of Hebei, south of Beijing, Guo won diving competitions at every level as a youngster, earning a selection to the China team that went to the 1996 Atlanta Games,where she finished fifth in the lOm platform at the tender age of 15.