【口语战队第二季072B】英语专八考试翻译每天练(9),(10),(11)

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英语专八考试翻译每天练(9)

.Long before the emergence of the written word, ballads, accompanied by music and dance,and myths, passed around by word of mouth, were widely popular. Chinese literature finds its origins in these traditions. However, ballads were what people improvised out of daily life, and due to lack of means to record and preserve them in ancient times, they quickly disappeared without leaving much of a trace. Today, we can only deduce their existence from ancient books, which recorded some time-honored ballads, though most of these are belived to be derivatives of later generations. Ballads in the Book of Songs are the earliest writings that can be dated. From this point of view, ancient mythology obviously has had a great influence on Chinese literature.

英语专八考试翻译每天练(10)

BritainLoses Half Of Its Millionaires

Suddenly everyone is talking about disappearing millionaires.

Tuesday there was The Wall Street Journal talking about the vanishingMarylandmillionaires. Now comes word thatBritainhas lost about half its millionaires.

The reason isn't emigration or tax revolts. It is personal finances.

As I have been writing for the past year, the rich have been hammered by this crisis, largely because of the plunge in the value of their investments and real estate. As a result, the millionaire population (especially the lower end) is taking a dive.

英语专八考试翻译每天练(11)

Lehman shares dip in spite of earnings surge

Lehman Brothers yesterday reported a 47 per cent jump in second-quarter earnings but its shares fell sharply amid investor fears that volatile markets and rising interest rates could cut into Wall Street's recent run of blockbuster
profits.

The Wall Street bank said it earned $1billion, or $1.69 a share, in the second quarter, up from $683million, or $1.13 a share, a year earlier. Strong fixed-income trading results offset a sharp drop in debt-underwriting revenue.


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