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A fat, bald, and middle-aged man walked into the noodle stand nervously.
A fat, bald, and middle-aged man walked into the noodle stand nervously.
An English poet, John Donne, once said, "No man is an island."
英國詩人 John Donne 曾經說過 : 「沒有人是一座孤島。」
Compared with Abigale's husband, she seems more generous and friendly.
Even though we try to hide emotions, chances are people can still detect them from our faces.
However, his friends and family urge him to cope with his negative emotions by consulting a doctor.
In fact, it's a person's character and conduct that truly count.
It's important to keep in mind that we should not judge a person by his appearance.
Judging from his clothes, he might be a sophisticated businessman with of years experience in business.
Kevin used to be skin and bone, but he has become very muscular by exercising constantly.
Mr. Brown is used to seeking comfort from alcohol when he encounters difficultlies or feels depressed.
Now, his sturdy body shape has won him compliments and adoration from many ladies.
People are all interconnected and depend on one another to some degree.
She never hesitates to offer help to her friends and family even when she is in a difficult situation.
After Rusty lost both his job and wife, he held a negative attitude toward almost everything.
However, at times I have no choice but to face the music and accept failure.
However, the support from his parents and friends helped him turn over a new leaf.
Instead of pursuing wealth and fame, we should try to be ourselves.x
It appears/seems that nowadays many people choose pleasure over hard work.
Life is short, so we should seize the day and live our life to the fullest.
LOHAS, a new term coined by an American scholar, refers to the lifestyle of health and sustainability.
樂活, 一名美國學者創造的新詞, 指的是健康和永續的生活方式。
My motto is '' Nothing is impossible to a willing heart," and I try to stick to it all the time.
Never giving up and always trying our best are keys to success.
Saying optimistic can give us confidence to face the toughest situation.
Staying optimistic can give us confidence to face the toughest situation
Therefore, we should learn to think positively and look on the bright side of things.
This is (the reason) why people like the NEETs and Freeters have increased significantly over/ in / during / for the last/past twenty years.
This trend has been introduced to Taiwan, where this way of living is embraced by many people.
With determination and perseverance, I believe nothing in the world can't be overcome.
Besides,people also prepare flowers and fruit to show their piety.
Buddhists believe that all the pain and suffering come from earthly desire.
Christianity is the most dominant and widespread religion in the world.
However, I think the key to salvation lies not in memorizing religious texts, but in carrying them out.
However, religious persecutions and wars still exist in the history of mankind.
In the ceremonies and rituals of many religions today,people burn incense to worship gods.
Islam is a relatively minor religion in Taiwan while its popularity is worldwide.
Its influence on European and American cultures and societies is immense.
Many people believe that they can find salvation as long as they stick to religious doctrines.
Most religions encourage their followers to do good deeds and seek inner peace.
Not many people in Taiwan are Muslims and the number of mosques is also not large.
Only by eliminating desire can one gain true happiness.
The reincarnation must possess some qualities, one of which is upward slanting eyes.
Whenever a Dalai Lama passes away, the mission to search for his reincarnation begins.
Her outstanding achievements inspire many female scientists to follow her example and pursue their dreams.
How to interpret dreams has been the focus of scientific research for many years.
However ，the fact the earth revolves around the sun is common sence today.
However,the creation of dolly sheep has initated a heated debate on the ethics of cloning.
Human beings know very little about the origin of life, and we have long been puzzled by it.
It takes intense curiosity, keen observation and unfailing passion to be a great inventor.
Madame Curie is the first science to be aearded two Nobel Prizes one in physics and tje other in chemistry.
One of the most widly known applications of genetic engineering is th ecultivation of geneticallt modified plant .
The discovery of DNA in the 1950s led to the advance of genetic engineering.
The succes of the first cloned mammal reprents a major braeking in biotechnology.
These qualities toghther with a strong will in the face of difficulty enable the Wright brothers to invent the airplane.
To clear up this mtstery, scientists first have to figure out how organisms came into existence .
When Copernicus questioned th ebelief that the earth was the center of the universe, many conservatives felt intimidated.
With more and more sophisticated equipment, scientists can analyze the brain activity now.
As a result, some scholars are worried that it will have a negative influence on students' spellling and grammar.
Cell phones, computers, digital products and the Internet have dramatically changed our way of life.
However, if you reveal too much personal information on the webpage, your privacy might be violated.
It's hard to imagine life without electricity since we have already taken it for granted.
No wonder more and more prople become attached to their cell phones and get anxious without them.
Now, not only children but many adults as well are addicted to video or on-line games.
On the whole, technology has come a long way over the past few decades.
Perhaps this is because these games odder them a way to forget their worries and escape from reality.
The easy access to the Internet has made it possible for people to share a large amount of useful information.
The use of textese has greatly revolutionized the way human beings communicate and interact.
With a few clicks, we can stay informed of the latest news or current trends without leaving home.
With the quick expansion of social networking sites, we can easily comtact our friends or update our status.
Without eletricity, we would be deprived of many basic comforts, let alone the amusements brought by electronic products.
According to local folklore, anyone who commits suicide in this way will take revenge.
For centuries, archeologists have been trying to explain why they were carved and erected along the coast.
For example, Dr.Wilson not only claimed to have seen the legendary Loch Ness Monster but also took several pictures of it.
I soon learened that my son was severely injured in a car accident. Maybe this is the so-called the sixth sence.
In the mid-1970s, huge and mysterious crop circles first appeared in southern England.
Located in the South Pacific Ocean, Easter Island is famous for its enormous stone statues.
Over the past century, many vessels and aircraft have mysteriously vanished in the Bermuda Triangle.
People who are interested in UFOs probably have heard of the Roswell incident, which happened in 1947.
Rumor has it that a woman in red hanged herself in that haunted house many years ago.
Some people suspect that they are created by unknown forces from outer space while others believe that they are man-made.
The moment I heard the phone ring, I had a hunch that something bad was going to happen.
Though many scientific explanations have been put forward, the real cause of these disappearances remains a mystery.
Throughout history, sightings of strange creatures have been repeatedly reported around the world.
Whether the incident is real or not, the town becomes prosperous due to the crashed alien spaceship.
Because I felt weak, I could do nothing but lie in bed and rest for a whole day today.
Besides, after taking medicine, we had better not drink coffee or tea immediately.
Flu is a highly infectious disease, which can cause symptoms such as high fever, coughing and chest pain.
Losing weight by taking pills will do great harm to your body.
Losing weight by taking pills will do great harm to your health.
Minorities can afford to see a doctor, benefiting a lot from it.
National Health Insurance aims to enable all citizens to gain access to medical care.
Paying attention to personal hygiene and drinking more water can prevent us from coming down with the flu.
Regular exercise and a balanced diet are the secret to keeping in shape.
Relying on medicine for a long period of time may result in addiction.
Robert fell from the stairs yesterday and broke his leg.
The doctor performed an operation on him, and he might have to stay in the hospital for three days.
Therefore, we shouldn't take more painkillers than the recommended dosage.
When we are sick, we should take medicine prescribed by a doctor.
(In addition to/Besides) staying in good health, we also have to manage stress well and think positively.
A healthy diet must include a wide variety of foods such as vegetables, fruit, whole grains and dairy products.
After all, neither wealth nor fame can help us lead a long and healthy life.
Doctor (suggest that we/advise us to) consume more food rich in fiber and (cut down on/strive to) the intake of animal fat.
Early detection of diseases can increase the chance of successful treatment.
Engaging in regular exercise can help control weight and boost energy.
Getting vaccination can protect us and our family from (coming down with infectious diseases./infectious diseases.)
Keeping early hours, eating properly and doing enough exercise are essential tp our health.
Many people take part in intensive workout programs either to lose weight or to build muscles.
Nowadays not only elderly people but also young adults (are striviing to/strive to) maintain a healthy lifestyle.
People (older than thirty-five/aged over thirty-five) should have annual physical check-up to ensure their (wellness./health.)
Preschool children in particular should (develop/form/cultivate) a habit of washing hands before (they eat./eating.)
Vaccination is important for public health because it can stop (deadly diseases from breaking out./the outbreak of deadly diseases.)
Washing hands with soap is the most effective way to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
Adapting to those culture shock during my stay in America last year.
As an exchange student, I experienced culture shock during my stay in America last year.
As with other social customs, wedding traditions vary from culture to culture.
Every country should make an effort to preserve cultural heritage for the next generation.
Failing to follow these customs may bring bad luck for the family of the deceased.
However, traditional culture is the most valuable asset and should be preserved with care.
In Chinese culture, funeral arrangement is important and has lots of related rituals.
In Western culture, a bride's white dress symbolizes purity while a Taiwanese bride may choose to dress in red.
It is common to see American students challenge their teachers' opinion in class.
Living in a multicultural society, we all should learn to show respect for different cultures.
Most people now live a fast-paced life, and therefore, taditional culture is often overlooked.
Such phenomenon is foreign to Asian culture, for it emphasizes obedience to the authorities.
The unique Taiwanese culture is derived from a wide variety of ethnic groups.
Those sites selected by UNESCO as world heritage are worth visiting and exploring.
A government of the people, by the people and for the prople can best ensure people's well-being.
As a matter of fact, I haven't decided which political party I will support because each has its own pros and cons.
As the presidential election draws near, the number of negative campaign advertisements is also increasing.
Besides the suspension of the driver's license for one year, violators will also be heavily fined.
Despite his father's strong opposition, he still insists on going into politics.
For example, public services like health care benefit almost everyone and thus should be taken seriously.
It's very important that voters remain calm and focus on the characters and policies of the candidates.
Many of today's developed countries are democratic countries while undeveloped countries are often ruled by dictators.
My father is an ethusiastic supporter of KMT while my mother prefers DPP.
Several former government officials are now faced with corruption charges.
Since he was a little boy, he has aspired to become the president.
Under the influence of the scandal, the honesty of the government is also called into question.
When making a policy, the government should give priority to the welfare of all citizens.
With this new regulation passed, all the drunken drivers will be severely punished.
Because it has rained heavily for three days in a row, most areas are flooded.
Countless buildings collapsed, and it was difficult to estimate the loss.
Due to/Because of global climate change, some dry areas suffer from droughts.
Every year typhoons hit/strike Taiwan in summer and autumn and cause great damage.
However, there are still some precautions that can be taken, such as building cellars.
It has been two hundred years since the last time Mount Fuji erupted.
People are busy cleaning their homes and throwing away soaked furniture.
Sometimes/At times , some destructive super typhoons may even claim a lot of lives.
The rescue team was trying to look/search for potential survivors in the rubble after the earthquake.
The shortage of water supply in these areas will result in/lead to food crisis and health problems.
The snowmelt in early spring brought a large amount of water and triggered a mudslide.
The tribal villages in the mountain areas were buried and hundreds of people were left/became homeless.
There is no telling/predicting when another volcanic eruption will happen and pose a threat.
Tornados, one of nature's most unpredictable phenomena, are many people's nightmare.
As a matter of fact, as long as everyone is willing to make an effort, we can make a difference.
By developing vaccines and controlling the spread of the disease, humans might be able to stop another outbreak.
Due to the convenience of global air travel, epidemics like SARS and bird fiu spread very fast.
Faced with economic recession, goverments across the globe are trying to suppress the negative impact.
Human activities have led to dramatic sharp increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
In some Third World countries, millions of people suffer from hunger and poverty.
People today live longer and healthier lives due to the advancement of medical technology.
The goverment of Taiwan also helps companies that are on the verge of bankruptcy fight the crisis.
The importance of enviromental protection cannot be overstressed.
The suicide attacks that happened on Septmber 11, 2001, caused heavy casualties and destruction.
The trapped greenhouse gases are responsible for global warming and should be reduced immediately.
To keep the same thing from happening again, the U.S government took the initiative to fight terrorism.
Uneven food distribution coupled with recent climate instability is causing more deaths than over.
While the global population is aging, many developed countries are trying to strengthen pension and health care systems.