双语阅读 | 可以为服装申请专利吗?

Can You Patent Clothing?可以为服装申请专利吗?曹艺凡 供稿If you've just finished working on a new line of clothing, you're probably wondering whether you can protect it with a patent? The USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) issues design patents that protect the aesthetics or ornamental appearance of an object and utility patents that protect the functional aspects of an article of clothing. So, can a patent protect your clothing?如果你刚刚完成了新一季的服装设计,你可能会好奇是否可以为其申请专利?美国专利及商标局(USPTO)可授权外观设计专利,用以保护产品富有美感或具有装饰性的外观设计;还可授予实用专利,用以保护服装的功能性设计。那么,专利可以保护你的服装设计吗?The short answer is yes, you can patent clothing using a design patent or utility patent. Patenting your clothing will allow you to restrict others from using, making, selling, and importing the patented clothing without your express permission.回答是肯定的,你可以为服装申请外观设计或者实用专利。一旦你的服装取得专利,他人就不得在未经你明确许可的情况下使用、制造、销售和进口该专利服装。You'll have the exclusive right to make and sell your clothing line, you will also be able to license the design or the invention of your clothing to third parties in exchange for a licensing fee. Also, if you wish, you can sell the patented design to another party.你将拥有制造和销售该系列服装的独家权利。此外,你还可以授权第三方使用该服装设计或发明,以赚取授权费。另外,如果你愿意,可以将专利设计出售给另一方。If the piece of clothing or apparel that you want to protect has a new, functional aspect, you can file a utility patent application. Utility patents protect functional items, including clothing that has a new and unique function.如果你想保护的服装具有新功能,那么可以提出实用专利申请。实用专利保护功能性产品,包括具有全新独特功能的服装。Problems with Protecting Clothing with a Patent利用专利保护服装的不足Now that we have covered how you can protect an article of clothing using either a utility patent or design patent, it’s important to understand the shortcomings associated with patent law protecting clothing.前文已介绍如何利用实用或外观设计专利来保护服装,那么了解利用专利法保护服装有哪些不足就十分重要了。It often takes the USPTO 20 months to approve or deny a design patent application and this is simply too slow in the fashion industry where trends tend to move fairly quickly. Often times, the design that’s sought to be patented is already out of fashion by the time the patent office issues the design patent. The USPTO does offer an expedited means of obtaining a design patent, but even then it takes 10 to 12 months to get a design patent approved.美国专利及商标局通常需要20个月的时间来通过或拒绝一项外观设计专利申请,但是时尚界的更新换代非常迅速,这个审批速度实在太慢。大多数情况下,在专利局通过外观设计专利时,申请专利的设计已经过时。即使美国专利及商标局提供了获批外观设计专利的快捷方式,也需要至少10到12个月的时间。In addition, although many makers of unique clothing designs will benefit from patenting their new designs, it is often cost-prohibitive for some people.此外,尽管许多拥有独特服装设计的制造商因其设计的专利保护而获益,但对一些人而言,申请专利的成本往往太过高昂。If you're an individual designer, you should expect to pay between $1,740 to $3,980 for an attorney to prepare and file your design patent application.如果你是独立设计师,你要预备1740至3980美元聘请律师,为你准备并提交设计专利的申请。【Vocabulary】1. aesthetics n.(审)美学2. ornamental adj. 装饰的;点缀的3. apparel n.(商店出售的)服装4. expedite v. 加速5. attorney n. 律师(封面图片来源于摄图网,版权归摄图网所有)

双语阅读 | 为什么洗澡时常常会灵感乍现?

Why Do We Have Great Ideas in the Shower?为什么洗澡时常常会灵感乍现?曹艺凡 供稿Alice Flaherty, one of the most renowned neuroscientists researching creativity has an answer for us when it comes to why you get your best ideas in the shower. An ingredient that's very important for us to be creative is dopamine: The more dopamine that is released, the more creative we are.人为什么总在洗澡的时候灵感爆发?创造力研究领域最著名的神经科学家之一,爱丽丝·弗拉赫蒂为我们提供了答案。产生创造力的其中一个至关重要的因素是多巴胺。释放的多巴胺越多,我们就越有创造力。Typical triggers for events, that make us feel great and relaxed and therefore give us an increased dopamine flow are taking a warm shower, exercising, driving home, etc. The chances of having great ideas then are a lot higher.常见的令人感觉舒适、放松,从而促进多巴胺分泌的活动,包括洗个热水澡,锻炼身体,开车回家等等,在这些时刻,灵感乍现的几率会高很多。Especially if you have thought long and hard all day about a problem, jumping into the shower can turn into what scientist call the "incubation period" for your ideas. The subconscious mind has been working extremely hard to solve the problems you face and now that you let your mind wander, it can surface and plant those ideas into your conscious mind.特别是如果你已经为一个问题绞尽脑汁想了一整天,走进淋浴间的瞬间就是科学家所说的进入了想法的“孵化期”。潜意识里你一直在非常努力地解决面临的问题,而你现在洗澡的过程就是放松思维,让灵感浮出水面、进入到你的意识里的过程。Lastly, after you have received an influx in dopamine, can be easily distracted by an extremely habitual task like showering or cooking, a relaxed state of mind is absolutely important to be creative.最后,多巴胺水平上升后,你会很容易被习惯性的事件分散注意力,如洗澡或做饭。放松的心态对创意是至关重要的。Why is a relaxed state of mind so important for creative insights? When our minds are at ease, we're more likely to direct the spotlight of attention inward, toward that stream of remote associations emanating from the right hemisphere. In contrast, when we are diligently focused, our attention tends to be directed outward, toward the details of the problems we're trying to solve. While this pattern of attention is necessary when solving problems analytically, it actually prevents us from detecting the connections that lead to insights.为什么放松的精神状态对创造力的产生如此重要?当我们的思想处于轻松状态时,我们更有可能将注意力的焦点转向内部,转向从右脑远程发出的联想流。相比之下,当我们努力想集中注意力时,我们的注意力往往是向外的,转向我们试图解决的问题的细节。虽然这种注意力模式在分析性地解决问题时是必要的,但它实际上阻碍了我们去发现产生灵感的联想。That’s why so many insights happen during warm showers. For many people, it’s the most relaxing part of the day. It’s not until we’re being massaged by warm water, unable to check our e-mail, that we’re finally able to hear the quiet voices in the backs of our heads telling us about the insight. The answers have been their all along, we just weren’t listening.这就是为什么灵感乍现常发生在洗澡时。对许多人来说,这是一天中最放松的时刻。直到我们被温暖包围,不再想着查收电子邮件,我们才能够听到我们脑海中安静的声音,向我们诉说灵感。答案一直都在,只是我们没有在听。【Vocabulary】1.dopamine n. 多巴胺2.incubation n. 孵化3.influx n. (人、资金或事物的)涌入4.emanate v. 表现;散发5.hemisphere n. (球体的、地球的、大脑的)半球(封面图片来源于摄图网,版权归摄图网所有)

双语阅读 |为什么早餐通常会吃同样的食物?

Why do you usually eat the same thing for breakfast?为什么早餐通常会吃同样的食物?刘伟 供稿Breakfast, the most important meal in the day, shoulders the responsibility of fueling us up and reviving the body and brain. Recently, a study conducted by Erasmus University examined the food diaries of 2,624 people living in France and 1,275 people living in the United States. The study discovered that 68% of the study subjects ate the same breakfast at least twice in one week, while only 9% repeated a dinner. So why do people avoid variety in the morning, yet later in the same day, seek variety in the choice of food?早餐作为一天当中最重要的一餐,承担着补充体力、恢复身体和大脑机能的重任。最近,鹿特丹伊拉斯姆斯大学进行了一项研究,调查了2624名法国居民和1275名美国居民的饮食记录。结果显示,68%的研究对象每周至少有两天吃同样的早餐,而只有9%的研究对象会吃同样的晚餐。所以,为什么人们的早餐单一重复,而午餐和晚餐则会变着花样?Utilitarian vs. Hedonic Goals实用目的与享乐目的The answer resides in two different goals that govern the food choices in every meal: hedonic and utilitarian goals. Utilitarian goals propel people to have an efficient meal. Hedonic goals drive people to eat foods that provide pleasurable experiences and sensations. The study shows that as the day progresses, people switch from pursuing utilitarian goals for breakfast to maximizing the pleasure they derive from their lunch and dinner.答案就在于对于每一顿饭选择吃什么东西,人们的目的有所不同,主要分为两种:享乐目的和实用目的。出于实用目的,人们往往在吃某顿饭时更讲究效率。而享乐目的则促使人们吃一些带来愉悦体验和感受的食物。研究表明,一天下来,人们用餐的目的会从追求早餐的实用高效,转变为尽可能享受午餐和晚餐所带来的愉悦。Where do these goals come from?这些目标是如何产生的?The study speculates the difference in goals is due to the combination of cultural and biological factors. In terms of biology, circadian rhythms play a part. Early in the day, when energy levels are higher, people are more prone to pursue utilitarian goals. They would therefore be satisfied with the same breakfast that they don’t have to think about too much. But later in the day, when their energy is flagging, pleasure-seeking becomes more important, so they are prone to crave a more delicious or delicate meal for lunch or dinner.研究推测,这是由文化和生理方面的双重原因导致的。在生理方面,生物钟会发挥作用。清晨的时候,身体的能量水平更高,人们倾向于追求实用高效,就会满足于每天吃同样的早餐,不需要花太多脑力来抉择。但是,当身体能量随时间推移逐步衰弱,追求快乐就变得愈加重要,美味或精致的午餐或晚餐自然更受欢迎。Culture swings people’s opinions by marketing. The study notes that breakfast foods tend to be marketed with words that emphasize utilitarian rather than hedonic goals. In over 3000 products’ name descriptions in Amazon, the study finds that breakfast foods are more associated with utilitarian words including nutritious, energized, and healthy. However, pleasure-related words like tasty and savory dominate the descriptions for lunch or dinner food. This causes people to seek less variety but value practicality and efficiency at breakfast.文化则是通过市场营销来左右人们的想法。研究指出,早餐食品的广告词通常强调实用目的而不是享乐目的。在亚马逊3000多款产品的介绍当中,研究发现,早餐食品的介绍通常与“有营养”、“补充能量”以及“健康”等体现实用性的词语更为相关。然而,午餐和晚餐食品的介绍则满是“美味”和“可口”等与愉悦感相关的词汇。这导致人们对早餐不那么追求多样性,而是重视实用和高效。How can we leverage the information to improve our diet?我们该如何利用这些信息改善饮食?Habits are difficult to change, but easy to maintain. Our pursuit of efficiency at breakfast is a driver of a healthy eating habit. We can make a breakfast out of the foods we should be eating that are less appealing, like kale or spinach. Because we tend to repeat the same combination of foods and seek less variety and pleasure at breakfast, the healthy diet should be easier to stick to than trying to eat those foods for every lunch or dinner.习惯很难改变,但很容易保持。对高效早餐的追求可以帮助我们养成健康的饮食习惯。我们做早餐时,可以选择一些我们应该吃但却不那么诱人的食物,例如羽衣甘蓝或菠菜。由于我们往往在早餐吃同样的食物,不太追求花样和愉悦感,所以比起在午餐或晚餐让自己去吃这些食物,在早餐吃它们,可以更容易地将健康的饮食习惯坚持下去。【Vocabulary】1.hedonic adj. 享乐的,与享乐有关的2.utilitarian adj. 实用主义的,功利主义的3.derive v.(从……中)得到,获得4.circadian adj.(指每 24 小时人或动物体内变化)昼夜节律的,生理节奏的5.flag v. 疲乏;变弱6.crave v. 渴望;热望7.swing v.(使)改变(意见、情绪等)8.leverage v. 利用9.appealing adj. 有吸引力的;有感染力的;令人感兴趣的10.kale n. 羽衣甘蓝(一种类似卷心菜的蔬菜)11.spinach n. 菠菜(封面图片来源于摄图网,版权归摄图网所有)

练习 | 再生蔬菜既减少浪费又省钱

再生蔬菜既减少浪费又省钱Regrow Vegetables to Reduce Waste, Save Money刘立军 供稿TRANSCRIPTGardening is a natural way to reuse leftover materials. For example, using leftover plant material to enrich soil, also called composting, is a good way to reuse uneaten food.Growing food from parts of plants not used in cooking also reduces waste and saves money.Instead of throwing away or composting the bottoms or tops of vegetables when preparing them, you can grow them into leafy greens or other produce right in front of your window. Produce like beets, celery, scallions and leeks, and romaine lettuce can be regrown in this way.It is important to note that these methods are not likely to produce plants that will grow well in your garden. Regrowing plants is not a good way to replace young, growing seedlings. But they are likely to make enough greens for side dish to add to a dinner or two. And regrowing plants can be a fun project.Leftover produce will grow best with a lot of sunlight. Use slightly warm water and replace it every day or two to avoid the growth of bacteria. Do not worry if the part of the plant under water becomes a bit slimy. However, if the whole plant starts to turn brown, throw it in the compost and start over.BeetsBeets are a good plant to regrow because they provide two side dishes: the large root and the tasty greens. You cannot regrow a beetroot indoors from a cutting, but you can regrow more leafy greens.To do so, cut off the top four centimeters or so from a beetroot and place it cut-side down in a dish that contains just enough water to keep the cut end under water.New leaves will regrow from the top within a few days. And you can start harvesting them in two weeks or so. This method also works with the similar vegetables, parsnips and turnips.CeleryFor celery, cut eight centimeters off the bottom of a head of the plant. Then, cut off a very thin piece from the bottom of the eight centimeter piece. Place it right-side up in a container and pour in five centimeters of water. New growth will appear from the center in just a few days.Scallions and leeksFor scallions and leeks, cut the white part from the bottom of the stalk. Then place it root-side-down in a container holding 2.5 centimeters of water. If the stalk outgrows the container, move it to a larger one. New growth will be harvestable in about two weeks.Romaine lettuceFor romaine lettuce, cut eight centimeters off the bottom of a head of the plant, then remove its outermost leaves. Place the eight-centimeter “heart” in a container to which you have added a little over a centimeter of water.Within a week, a small growth will appear from its center. As it grows, it is normal for some of the heart’s outer leaves to turn brown. Remove them. When the center part is large enough, cut off that part and enjoy. Then, just wait for more to grow.I’m Gregory Stachel.VOCABULARY1. scallion n. (North American English, Irish English) = spring onion 大葱2. compost n. a mixture of decayed plants, food, etc., that can be added to soil to help plants grow 混合肥料;堆肥3. beetroot n. a plant with a round dark red root that is cooked and eaten as a vegetable 甜菜根;甜菜4. parsnip n. a long pale yellow root vegetable 欧洲萝卜5. turnip n. a round white, or white and purple, root vegetable 蔓菁;芜菁6. stalk n. a thin stem that supports a leaf, flower or fruit and joins it to another part of the plant or tree; the main stem of a plant (叶)柄;(花)梗;(果实的)柄;(植物的)茎,秆。例如:flowers on long stalks长茎上的花QUESTIONSRead the statements. Then listen to the news and decide whether the statements are true (T) or false (F). Then correct the false statements.1. Gardening is a natural way to reuse leftover materials.2. Growing food from parts of plants not used in cooking also reduces pollution and saves money.3. Regrowing plants is a good way to replace young, growing seedlings.4. Leftover produce will grow best with a lot of sunlight.5. You cannot regrow a beetroot indoors from a cutting, but you can regrow more leafy greens.6. New growth of celery will appear from the center in just a few weeks.7. New growth of scallions and leeks will be harvestable in about two days.8. Within a month, a small growth of romaine lettuce will appear from its center.KEYRead the statements. Then listen to the news and decide whether the statements are true (T) or false (F). Then correct the false statements.(T) 1. Gardening is a natural way to reuse leftover materials.(F) 2. Growing food from parts of plants not used in cooking also reduces pollution and saves money. (正确表达)Growing food from parts of plants not used in cooking also reduces waste and saves money.(F) 3. Regrowing plants is a good way to replace young, growing seedlings.(正确表达)Regrowing plants is not a good way to replace young, growing seedlings.(T) 4. Leftover produce will grow best with a lot of sunlight.(T) 5. You cannot regrow a beetroot indoors from a cutting, but you can regrow more leafy greens.(F) 6. New growth of celery will appear from the center in just a few weeks.(正确表达)New growth of celery will appear from the center in just a few days.(F) 7. New growth of scallions and leeks will be harvestable in about two days.(正确表达)New growth of scallions and leeks will be harvestable in about two weeks.(F) 8. Within a month, a small growth of romaine lettuce will appear from its center.(正确表达)Within a week, a small growth of romaine lettuce will appear from its center.(封面图片来源于摄图网,版权归摄图网所有)

练习 | 欧洲在能源危机期间转向柴火

欧洲在能源危机期间转向柴火Europe Turns to Firewood during Energy Crisis刘立军 供稿TRANSCRIPTEurope's energy crisis has forced some people to turn to less costly heating sources, such as firewood.But as demand increases, the public is facing rising prices, shortages and even reports of firewood theft. Foresters are using GPS devices to follow their logs while others fear the environmental impact of increased air pollution and tree cutting.In Moldova, Tudor Popescu splits firewood that will heat his home in the capital of Chisinau. As the nights turn colder, the load of firewood has been growing higher around him - his supplies for the coming winter.In the past, Popescu depended on natural gas for warmth in the mornings and firewood at night. But gas is now in short supply, following Russia's major cut to gas exports.Russian energy business Gazprom has threatened even more reductions."I won't use gas anymore, so it's going to only be wood," Popescu said. "But what I have isn't enough."The demand for firewood in Europe is not limited to poorer nations like Moldova. Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic's state-owned forests are seeing much stronger demand for the limited amounts of firewood they sell as part of their sustainable forest programs.The German foreign ministry has reported getting requests for firewood from people who had never sought firewood before. The people seemed not to know that the firewood process takes two years. That is how long it takes to fully dry the wood so it will burn in wood stoves, said the forestry office in the southwestern state of Hesse.German forest rangers also report increased incidents of people gathering fallen wood in forests, often not knowing it is illegal.State forests in the Czech Republic also report increased demand for firewood. The government sells the wood for use at home, only. Officials say they’ve had to limit the amount of firewood sold to individuals.In Poland, demand for small firewood from state forests increased by 46% through the end of August from a year earlier. Larger firewood demand was up 42%. A spokesman for Poland's State Forests said, "small firewood is probably the cheapest heating material in the EU countries." He said theft of firewood is also on the rise.To prevent theft in Germany, the forestry department is experimenting with hiding GPS devices in logs. The German state of North Rhine-Westphalia is the latest to try the technology. Foresters in neighboring Hesse have been using GPS devices since 2013 and say they have been able to solve several thefts that way.Austrian police recently warned people to watch for those claiming to sell firewood online. Police in Germany had issued similar alerts.Germany's statistics agency says prices for firewood and wood products used in home heating rose over 85% in August from a year earlier. Even so, heating with wood is still less costly than natural gas. Gas costs 20.9 cents per kilowatt hour of heat, while wood products cost 14.88 cents.In Britain, prices of firewood also are going up. Company Certainly Wood says it has seen "a massive increase in demand" even though the price is 15 to 20% higher than last year.In Denmark, the demand for wood-burning stoves is growing along with demand for firewood itself. The Danish sales site DBA said searches for wood-burning products have increased by over 1,300% in the past year.At the same time, government officials and environmentalists have warned Danes about the risk of burning firewood. The smoke produced can be dangerous and adds to pollution, they say, and the tree loss adds to climate change problems.I'm Caty Weaver.VOCABULARY1. sustainable adj. involving the use of natural products and energy in a way that does not harm the environment (对自然资源和能源的利用)不破坏生态平衡的,合理利用的。例如:sustainable forest management合理的森林管理2. ranger n. a person whose job is to take care of a park, a forest or an area of countryside 园林管理员;护林人QUESTIONSRead the statements. Then listen to the news and decide whether the statements are true (T) or false (F). Then correct the false statements.1. Europe's energy crisis has forced all people to turn to less costly heating sources.2. The demand for firewood in Europe is limited to poorer nations.3. German people seemed to know that the firewood process takes two years.4. German forest rangers also report increased incidents of people gathering fallen wood in forests, often not knowing it is illegal.5. State forests in the Czech Republic report increased demand for firewood.6. In Poland, demand for small firewood from state forests increased by 46% through the end of August from a year earlier.7. To prevent theft in Poland, the forestry department is experimenting with hiding GPS devices in logs.8. Austrian police recently warned people to watch for those claiming to sell firewood offline.9. Germany's statistics agency says prices for firewood and wood products used in home heating rose over 85% in August from a year earlier.10. In Britain, prices of firewood also are going up.11. In Britain, the demand for wood-burning stoves is growing along with the demand for firewood itself.12. The risk of burning firewood: the smoke produced can be dangerous and adds to pollution, and tree loss adds to climate change problems.KEYRead the statements. Then listen to the news and decide whether the statements are true (T) or false (F). Then correct the false statements.(F) 1. Europe's energy crisis has forced all people to turn to less costly heating sources.(正确表达)Europe's energy crisis has forced some people to turn to less costly heating sources.(F) 2. The demand for firewood in Europe is limited to poorer nations. (正确表达)The demand for firewood in Europe is not limited to poorer nations.(F) 3. German people seemed to know that the firewood process takes two years. (正确表达)German people seemed not to know that the firewood process takes two years.(T) 4. German forest rangers also report increased incidents of people gathering fallen wood in forests, often not knowing it is illegal.(T) 5. State forests in the Czech Republic report increased demand for firewood.(T) 6. In Poland, demand for small firewood from state forests increased by 46% through the end of August from a year earlier.(F) 7. To prevent theft in Poland, the forestry department is experimenting with hiding GPS devices in logs.(正确表达)To prevent theft in Germany, the forestry department is experimenting with hiding GPS devices in logs.(F) 8. Austrian police recently warned people to watch for those claiming to sell firewood offline.(正确表达)Austrian police recently warned people to watch for those claiming to sell firewood online.(T) 9. Germany's statistics agency says prices for firewood and wood products used in home heating rose over 85% in August from a year earlier.(T) 10. In Britain, prices of firewood also are going up.(F) 11. In Britain, the demand for wood-burning stoves is growing along with the demand for firewood itself. (正确表达) In Denmark, the demand for wood-burning stoves is growing along with the demand for firewood itself.(T) 12. The risk of burning firewood: the smoke produced can be dangerous and adds to pollution, and tree loss adds to climate change problems.(封面图片来源于摄图网,版权归摄图网所有)

练习 | 英国新首相

英国新首相The New Prime Minister of the U.K.刘立军 供稿TRANSCRIPTWe're going to start this show by taking a trip to the United Kingdom, where there's a new prime minister taking office this week.Rishi Sunak represents the Conservative Party in England, and he becomes Britain's third leader in seven weeks.His pathway to number 10, as in 10 Downing Street, where the prime minister lives, was cleared when other members of his party including former Prime Minister Boris Johnson pulled out of the race Sunday night.Sunak was the only candidate able to secure the support of 100 conservative members of parliament, the necessary threshold.Rishi Sunak, the son of Indian immigrants and the first prime minister of color in the country's history.And at 42 years old, he's also the youngest in more than 200 years.But his new position won't be easy.Mr. Sunak replaces Liz Truss, the former prime minister of England, who resigned after only six weeks, roughly 45 days in office.Sunak takes over at a time of widespread economic turmoil throughout the country.The financial markets have been extremely volatile and the value of the United Kingdom's currency, the pound, has tumbled downward.This is a difficult time for any leader of Britain especially because the country is suffering from high inflation.The new prime minister will also have to unify the country as calls from across the nation for another general election to select a new prime minister continue.Next steps for the newly elected prime minister include a meeting with the monarch and for the first time, that's the new king, King Charles III.He ascended the throne last month after the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II.The queen appointed 15 prime ministers during her 70-year reign on the throne.VOCABULARY1. pathway n. 路径2. threshold n. the point just before a new situation, period of life, etc. begins 开端;起点;入门3. turmoil n. a state of great anxiety and confusion 动乱;骚动;混乱;焦虑4. volatile adj. (of a situation ) likely to change suddenly; easily becoming dangerous 可能急剧波动的;不稳定的5. inflation n. a general rise in the prices of services and goods in a particular country, resulting in a fall in the value of money; the rate at which this happens 通货膨胀;通胀率6. the throne: the position of being a king or queen 王位;王权;帝位QUESTIONSRead the statements. Then listen to the news and decide whether the statements are true (T) or false (F). Then correct the false statements.1. Rishi Sunak represents the Conservative Party in England.2. Rishi Sunak becomes Britain's third leader in six weeks.3. Rishi Sunak is the son of Indian immigrants.4. Rishi Sunak is the first prime minister of color in the country's history.5. Sunak’s new position won't be easy.6. Liz Truss resigned after only seven weeks in office.7. This is a difficult time for any leader of Britain because calls from across the nation for another general election to select a new prime minister continue.8. The new prime minister will have to unify the country because the country is suffering from high inflation.9. King Charles III descended the throne last month after the death of Queen Elizabeth II.10. The queen appointed 15 prime ministers during her 71-year reign on the throne.KEYRead the statements. Then listen to the news and decide whether the statements are true (T) or false (F). Then correct the false statements.(T) 1. Rishi Sunak represents the Conservative Party in England.(F) 2. Rishi Sunak becomes Britain's third leader in six weeks. (正确表达)Rishi Sunak becomes Britain's third leader in seven weeks.(T) 3. Rishi Sunak is the son of Indian immigrants.(T) 4. Rishi Sunak is the first prime minister of color in the country's history.(T) 5. Sunak’s new position won't be easy.(F) 6. Liz Truss resigned after only seven weeks in office.(正确表达)Liz Truss resigned after only six weeks in office.(F) 7. This is a difficult time for any leader of Britain because calls from across the nation for another general election to select a new prime minister continue.(正确表达)This is a difficult time for any leader of Britain because the country is suffering from high inflation.(F) 8. The new prime minister will have to unify the country because the country is suffering from high inflation.(正确表达)The new prime minister will have to unify the country because calls from across the nation for another general election to select a new prime minister continue.(F) 9. King Charles III descended the throne last month after the death of Queen Elizabeth II.(正确表达)King Charles III ascended the throne last month after the death of Queen Elizabeth II.(F) 10. The queen appointed 15 prime ministers during her 71-year reign on the throne.(正确表达)The queen appointed 15 prime ministers during her 70-year reign on the throne.(封面图片来源于摄图网,版权归摄图网所有)

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