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The Unified Field Theory of Elon Musk

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unified field theory 统一场论

Musk, a wide-eyed technologist, domains solar, automotive, and aerospace
industries.

① SolarCity:

A green technology company formed  in 2006.
Its initial goal:make buying into the solar proposition much simpler
In 2012, SolarCity went public .By 2014, SolarCity was valued at close
to $7 billion.

② Tesla: in 2015,primary focus was to bring the Model X to market.

③ SpaceX :in 2015,  began testing its ability to take people into
space.

➡️ Interaction: Tesla makes battery packs
that SolarCity can then sell to end customers. SolarCity supplies
Tesla’s charging stations with solar panels, helping Tesla to provide
free recharging to its drivers. Musk’s ultimate goal, though, remains
turning humans into an interplanetary species. All of them are the right
things to pursue for the betterment of mankind.


Task 2: Big
John is coming澳门新葡亰8455下载app,!

词汇

I’m actually wondering about putting in a roller coaster—like a
functional roller coaster at the factory in Fremont

roller coaster: n

释义:a track at a fairground that goes up and down very steep slopes
and that people ride on in a smalltrain for fun and excitement ;a
situation that keeps changing very quickly 
过山车,延伸为“表示情况的起伏不定”

例句:Christine Forster accuses her brother of playing “Machiavellian
games” with an issue that has been an “awful roller-coaster ride” .

roller coaster
除了可以表示过山车外,还可以表示心情像在坐过山车一样,各种跌宕起伏:on
an emotional roller-coaster。

例句:What makes being a founder stressful  is being on an emotional
roller coaster.

仿写:I was shocked by the roller coaster life Elon Musk had
experienced.


it became clear to close observers of SolarCity that the company had
morphed into something resembling a utility

morph

释义:v. to change, ormake somebody/​something change, into something
different

同义:change, alter

✏️ Morph into …变为..

例句:The river flooded its banks and morphed into a giant sea that
swampedthe town.

仿写: Gregor Samsa  found himself morphed into a horrible vermin.


Musk has spent years buttering up the Democrats.

butter somebody up

释义:(informal) to say nice things to somebody so that they will help
you or give you something 阿谀奉承,说好话

例句:Stop trying to butter me up!

仿写:He is always trying to butter up the boss.

✏️ bread and butter 涂黄油的面包;基本生活资料;生计

✏️ know which side your bread is buttered  知道自己的优势所在


The competitors are all sort of pooh-poohing the Gigafactory

pooh-pooh something

释义:v. (informal) to say that a suggestion, an idea, etc. is not true
or not worth thinking about 一笑置之,轻视,藐视

例句:They are pooh-poohing suggestions of a split in the party.

仿写:It’s impolite to pooh-pooh other’s opinion without any thinking.


Script

Thought

常会有一种念头“等我把A做好了,再开始B。等我把这本书看完了再看另一本”,好像事情必须一件件地完成,把事情看成孤立个体没有联系。Elon除SpaceX,Tesla
外还经营SolarCity,他并不是囿于初衷等到把人类送到太空之后才着手另一件事,他怎么做的,而且做得这么好成为业界佼佼者?

Tesla makes battery packs that SolarCity can then sell to end
customers. SolarCity supplies Tesla’s charging stations with solar
panels, helping Tesla to provide free recharging to its drivers.

对于Tesla,SolarCity两家大公司,Elon善于发现建立两者关系,相互关联促进企业发展,同时不忘初心仍致力于SpaceX的进一步发展。Elon至今未将人类送上太空,如果一件事做完才能更好开始另一件事,那就没有Tesla这个电动汽车界的传奇了吧。拿学英语为例,你不是先背完单词书,再新概念读完了,才能开始读英文刊物,看了一定量的刊物再开始英文原著,只要学好英语的最终目标确定,事情就不该是先后依次的顺序,而是可以同时进行,彼此交叉反而更快找到突破点。


A bar owner in
the Old West has just hired a timid bartender. This (S1) owner of the
establishment is giving his new hire some instructions on
(S2)
running the place. He tells the timid man, “If you ever hear that
Big John is coming to town, (S3)
drop everything and run for the hills! He’s the biggest,
nastiest (S4) outlaw who’s ever
lived!”

A few weeks
pass (S5)
uneventfully. But one afternoon,
a local cowhand comes running through town (S6) yelling, “Big John is
coming! Run for your (S7) lives!”

When the
bartender leaves the bar to start running, he is knocked to the ground
by several townspeople rushing out of town. (S8) As he’s picking himself up, he sees a large man, almost
seven feet tall. He’s muscular, and is growing as he approaches the
bar.

He steps up to
the door, orders the poor barkeep inside, and demands, “I want a beer
NOW!”

He strikes his
heavy fist on the bar, splitting it in half. (S9) The bartender nervously hands the big man a beer, hands
shaking. He takes the beer, bites the top of the bottle off, and
downs the beer in one gulp.

As the
terrified bartender hides behind the bar, the big man gets up to leave,
“Do you want another beer?” the bartender asks in a trembling
voice.

“Dang it, I
don’t have time!” the big man yells, (S10) “I got to get out of town! Don’t you hear Big John is
coming?”

 

Depression-causing Factors

Problem Description

Solution

Heredity

It is inherited and run in families.

 

Physiology

changes or imbalances in chemicals called neurotransmitters, which transmit information in the brain

Antidepressant drugs relieve certain symptoms of depression.

Psychological Factors

Low self-esteem and self-defeating thinking are connected with depression.

Sufferers who make correction to their thinking patterns can show improved mood and self-esteem.

Early Experiences

Event like the death of a parent, the divorce of parents, neglect, chronic illness, and severe physical abuse can increase the likelihood of depression.

 

Present Experiences

Job loss, financial difficulties, long periods of unemployment, the loss of a spouse or other family member, or long-term stress may trigger depression.

 

Living with somebody with depression

This causes increased anxiety, which adds to the possibility of their also becoming depressed.

 

New report

U.S. Roller Coaster

Script

The world’s
first 4D roller coaster, “X”, took on its first passengers last week at the
Six Flags Magic Mountain theme park, just outside Los Angeles.

After climbing
on board and properly securing their safety harnesses, “X” riders are
first to a height
of over 66meters. At the top, the passenger train is
released and builds up
enough speed to race and plummet around the track at speeds of over
130km an hour.

The rider
takes the daring passengers down an incredible 66m dive and over the top of
a 62m loop, in cars that spin independently
of the roller coaster train. This unique design allows
riders to spin360degree, both
forwards and backwards, through the entire ride.

Passengers
hurtle through this ride often moving in many different directions at
the same time ad the cars somersault back and
forth and the roller coaster twists, loops, and dives.

The
complicated series of maneuvers includes two raven turn, one front flip,
one twisting front flip, and two back flips.

Since
passengers aren’t always facing the right direction
to see what’s coming up next, the element of surprise is high. For “X”
riders, this adds to the thrill of
the ride.

The track of
this newest roller coaster runs a total length of a little over1,
100meters. The passenger trains measure
6meters wide and 21meters long, large enough to carry 28
passengers at a time. At full capacity, the trains can take
1,600passengers for the ride of their lives each hour.

The entire
ride lasts for only a total about 2minutes, but you can tell from the
exhilarated faces of passengers returning to the boarding dock that they
were two of the most thrilling
minutes of heir lives.

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Task 2: The
Voice Lift

Script

After the
face-lift, the forehead tightened, and the (S1) nose job, something still
might be revealing your age: your (S2) voice.

For patients
who think their trembly, hoarse words don’t (S3) match their newly face
and figure, there’s a procedure that claims to make them
(S4)
sound younger too: the voice lift.

There are two
general kinds of voice lifts. In some cases, implants (S5) inserted through an incision
in the (S6)
neck bring the vocal cords closer together. Doctors also use
injections of (S7) fat
or other substances to plump up the cords, so that the
voice sounds younger.

(S8)
The voice lift is
becoming more widely known among an aging population, who try to make
themselves sound younger.

“I speak in a
great deal, or I was shouting, on a particular day, at the end of the
day, I would feel exhausted,” said Robert Brown, 75, (S9) a retired construction engineer who underwent the voice
lift several years ago, “I don’t know if I
sound younger, but the hoarseness is gone, which is such a great
improvement.”

(S10) Voice lift can also
benefit people like performers, lawyers, teachers, and telephone
operators who need to have a strong voice and hope to shave
years off the sound of their voice.

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