At the Edge of the SeaThe shore is an ancient world, for as long as there has been an earth and se a there has been this place of the meeting of land and water. Yet it is a world that keeps alive the sense of continuing creation and of the relentless drive of life. Each time that I enter it, I gain some new awareness of its beauty and it sdeeper meanings, sensing that intricate fabric of life by which one creature is linked with another, and each with its surroundings.In my thoughts of the shore, one place stands apart for its revelation of exquisite beauty. It is a pool hidden within a cave that one can visit only rarely and briefly when the lowest of the year's low tides fall below it, and perhaps from that very fact it acquires some of its special beauty. Choosing such a tide , I hoped for a glimpse of the pool. The ebb was to fall early in the morning. I knew that if the wind held from the northwest and no interfering swell ran in f rom a distant storm the level of the sea should drop below the entrance to the pool. There had been sudden ominous showers in the night, with rain like handfuls of gravel flung on the roof. When I looked out into the early morning the sky was full of a gray dawn light but the sun had not yet risen. Water and air were pallid. Across the bay the moon was a luminous disc in the western sky, suspended above the dim line of distant shore — the full August moon, drawing the tide to the low, low levels of the threshold of the alien sea world. As I watched, a gull flew by, above the spruces. Its breast was rosy with the light of the unrisen sun. The day was, after all, to be fair.Later, as I stood above the tide near the entrance to the pool, the promise of that rosy light was sustained. From the base of the steep wall of rock on which I stood, a moss covered ledge jutted seaward into deep water. In the surge at the rim of the ledge the dark fronds of oarweeds swayed smooth and gleaming as leather. The projecting ledge was the path to the small hidden cave and its pool. Occasionally a swell, stronger than the rest, rolled smoothly over the rim and broke in foam against the cliff. But the intervals between such swells were lo ng enough to admit me to the ledge and long enough for a glimpse of that fairy pool, so seldom and so briefly exposed.And so I knelt on the wet carpet of sea moss and looked back into the dark cavern that held the pool in a shallow basin. The floor of the cave was only a fewinches below the roof, and a mirror had been created in which all that grew on the ceiling was reflected in the still water below.Under water that was clear as glass the pool was carpeted with green sponge. Gray patches of sea squirts glistened on the ceiling and colonies of raft coral were a pale apricot color. In the moment when I looked into the cave a little e lfin starfish hung down, suspended by the merest thread, perhaps by only a single tube foot. It reached down to touch its own reflection, so perfectly delineated that there might have been, not one starfish, but two. The beauty of the refle cted images and of the limpid pool itself was the poignant beauty of things that are ephemeral, existing only until the sea should return to fill the little cave.By Rachel Carson在海边海岸是一个古老的世界。
to be severe with oneself and lenient with others. 严以责己宽以待人 prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them. 富贵结朋友， 患难见真情 life is happier if it is full of pretty people.生命是非常美好的，如果生活中充满了非常有趣的人的话。
life is just a field of newly fallen snow, and where you choose to walk every step will show.人生就像刚刚下过雪的一片田野，你从哪里选择走路，你的每一个脚印都会显现出来。life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.生活就是经常发生的一些偶然。
optimist, a man who gets treed by a lion but enjoys the scenery.[一个乐观的人，即使被狮子逼上了树梢，他也能欣赏美的风景。]life is like a fable. it is not measured by its length, but by its content.生活象一则寓言。
它并不是由它的长短来衡量，而是由它的内容来衡量。eat to live, but do not live to eat.吃饭是为了生活，但生活并不仅仅为了吃饭。
life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.生活不是一个需要解决的问题，而是一种需要经历的现实。there are three things men can do with women, love them, suffer for them and turn them into literature.世界上的男人能够为女人做三件事情，爱她们，为她们受苦，把她们变成文学。
literature 文学when a beautiful woman smiles, somebody's purse weeps.当一个漂亮女人微笑时，某人的钱包就会流泪。nothing comes between you and success.成功和你之间没有距离。
there is only one good, that is knowledge, there is only one evil, that is ignorance[5i^nerens].世界上只有一种善，那就是知识，世界上只有一种恶，那就是愚昧。no road is long with good company.company 公司，朋友，陪伴有良友相伴，路途虽远并不遥远。
with friends at one's side, the life displays all its value.有了朋友，生命才完整。 action is the proper fruit of knowledge.行动是知识的巧果。
· a creaking door hangs long on its hinges.户枢不蠹。· a crafty knave needs no broker.狡猾的流氓，不需居间人。
· a covetous man is good to none but worse to himself.贪婪的人对别人毫无好处，对自己却坏处更大。· a contented mind is perpetual feast.知足常乐。
· a constant guest is never welcome.久住非佳宾，常来不欢迎。· a common danger causes common action.同仇敌忾。
· a cock is valiant on his own dunghill.夜郎自大。· a close mouth catches no flies.病从口入，祸从口出。
· a clear fast is better than a dirty breakfast.宁为清贫，不为浊富。· a clear conscience laughs at false accusations.白日不做亏心事，夜半敲门心不惊。
· a clear conscience is a sure card.光明磊落，胜券在握。· a clear conscience is a soft pillow.问心无愧，高枕无忧。
· a clean hand wants no washing.身正不怕影子斜。· a cheerful wife is the joy of life.快乐的妻子是生活的乐事。
· a change of work is as good as a rest.调换一下工作是很好的休息。· accidents will happen.天有不测风云。
· a cat may look at a king.猫也有权晋见国王。· a candle lights others and consumes itself.蜡烛焚自身，光亮照别人。
· a burnt child dreads the fire.一朝被蛇咬，十年怕井绳。· a burden of one′s choice is not felt.自己选的担子不嫌重。
· absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.相聚爱益切，离别情更深。· a borrowed cloak does not keep one warm.借来的斗篷不暖身。
· a book that remains shut is but a block.有书闭卷不阅读，无异是一块木头。· a book is the same today as it always was and it will never change.一本好书今天如此，将来也如此，永不改变。
· a blind man will not thank you for a looking-glass.秋波送盲，白费痴情。· a blind man who leans against a wall imagines that it′s the boundary of the world.坐井观天。
· a bit in the morning is better than nothing all day.略有胜於全无。· a bird may be known by its song.什麽鸟唱什麽歌。
· a bird is known by its note, and a man by his talk.闻其歌知其鸟，听其言知其人· a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.双鸟在林不如一鸟在手。· a beggar′s purse is bottomless.乞丐的钱袋是无底洞。
· a bargain is a bargain.达成的协议不可撕毁。· a bad workman quarrels with his tools.拙匠常怨工具差。
· a bad thing never dies.坏事传千年。· a bad padlock invites a picklock.开门揖盗。
· a bad custom is like a good cake, better broken than kept.坏习惯像鲜馅饼，分食要比保存好。· a bad custom is like a good cake, better broken than kept.坏习惯像鲜馅饼，分食要比保存好。
· a bad conscience is a snake in one′s heart.做贼心虚。· a bad conscience is a snake in one′s heart.做贼心虚· a bad compromise is better than a good lawsuit.吃亏的和解也比胜诉强。
· a bad bush is better than the open field.有胜於无。· a bad beginning makes a bad ending.恶其始者必恶其终。
· no wisdom like silence智者寡言· necessity knows no law铤而走险 。
The moon watched from the sky behind the clouds as the stars blink their eyes in fatigue. Everything is now in slumber, not a single sound nor a single movement can be seen or heard. （月亮从云后往下来，星星因倦意而眨眼着。所有的东西现在都进入了睡眠，没有任何声音或动作。）
Like a dim lamp, the moon shone from above. The stars twinkle their eyes with curiousity. There's not a single sound, even a cattabox like the crickets are asleep. Only the fireflys are still awake, carefully weaving a picture in the nightsky with their gentle strokes.
tidy, beautiful, wonderful, dirty, polluted, clear, appalling, noisy, unclean, filthy, foul, nasty, unpolluted,beautiful; fair; lovely; pretty; comely; angelic; glamorous; beauteous; picturesque
Some wild folwers are very pretty.
A beautiful view greeted us.
The beauties of the West Lake in spring were beyond his expectation.
The scene that red plum blossoms set off by the white snow was very beautiful.
She was very mad about the fine view of the West Lake.
Hangchow is famed for its scenic spots.
The hill adds to the beauty of the scene.
A dream is more romantic than scarlet pagodas by a silver sea.
He enjoyed the fair land scape of his hometown.
This city is flanked on all sides by unspoiled country.
The scene was one of indescribable beauty.
It may offer mountain scenery, the combination of sun and sea, or features that are entirely manmade, like Disneyland in California.
There was no view anywhere, nothing but the oppressive and silent scrub.
From the windows you had a spacious view of the harbour with its crowded traffic.
It was a most beautiful sight.
The garden will look very beautiful when all the plants are in flower.
The world we live in is becoming more and more intolerable because of environmental destruction. Bird flu and Sars are two typical examples that environmental destruction may threaten our life. Besides, forest destruction , water and air pollution result in decrease of planting land and unpleasant weather.
Serious as the problem seems, we can come up with some measures to deal with it. First of all, the authorities should adopt the policy of "sustainable development", and laws concerning environmental protection should be put into effect and enforced strictly just as our government has been doing.
What' s more, every citizen should realize the seriousness of the problem and make concerted efforts to protect our environment. In addition, planting trees helps improve and beautify the environment.
我们生活的世界正变得越来越难以忍受，因为对环境的破坏。 禽流感和SARS的是两个典型的例子，对环境的破坏，可能危及自己的生命。 此外，森林破坏，水和空气污染导致减少种植业土地及不愉快的天气。
严重的问题，看来，我们可以得出一些措施来对付它。 首先，当局应该采取的政策是"可持续发展" ， 法律和有关环保工作应该要付诸实施，执法不严，正如我国政府一直在做的事。
何况， 每个公民都应该明白问题的严重性，并共同努力，为保护我们的环境。 此外，植树有利于改改善和美化环境。
1.Only by changing the way we treat the environment can we get along well with it.Only by saving the environment can save ourselves.
2.When the sky blue again,the rivers become clean,and the grass is always green,we'll live a healthier and happier life.
3.If we go on polluting water,the last drop of water will be our tears.
4.Saving oer environment is everyone's duty.
5.Our earth is just our future.
6.To protect the earth is to protect ourselves.
The moon watched from the sky behind the clouds as the stars blink their eyes in fatigue. Everything is now in slumber, not a single sound nor a single movement can be seen or heard. （月亮从云后往下来，星星因倦意而眨眼着。
所有的东西现在都进入了睡眠，没有任何声音或动作。）Like a dim lamp, the moon shone from above. The stars twinkle their eyes with curiousity. There's not a single sound, even a cattabox like the crickets are asleep. Only the fireflys are still awake, carefully weaving a picture in the nightsky with their gentle strokes. （月亮在天空好似一盏夜灯。
心旷神怡 Carefree and happy
怡然自得 Be cheerful and contented devil-may-care
乐不思蜀 Abandon self to pleasures
心花怒放 Greatly elated
欣喜若狂 Jubilantly happy
心潮澎湃 Feel an upsurge of emotion
温馨 Mild and fragrant
万紫千红 A blaze of colour
美不胜收 Too beautiful to be absorbed all at once
迎风吐艳 Face the wind vomiting gorgeous
春色满园 Thriving and prosperous
绿草如茵 A carpet of green grass
高楼大厦拔地而起 Many-storied buildings rises straight from the ground
交通便利 Have transport facilities
社会和谐 Society is harmonious
和谐社会 Harmonious society
小康生活 Comparatively well-off life
和睦相处 Be on friendly terms with
①As we all know,the environment around us is getting worse and worse.正如我们所知，我们周围的环境正在越变越糟。
②Air pollution is becoming a serious problem.空气污染成了一个严重的问题。③ The earth is our home and we have the duty to take care of it for ourselves and for our later generations. 地球是我们的家园，我们有责任为我们自己和我们的后代去照顾好它。
I think we are supposed to do something to protect the earth.我认为我们应该做些什么来保护地球。④ How to protect our environment?What can we do？如何保护环境？我们能做些什么呢？we can stop driving our personal cars. We can go to school or work on foot or by bus. Not only can it protect environment, but also it is good for our health.我们可以停止驾驶私家车.我们可以去上学或上班步行或乘巴士.不仅可以保护环境，而且它对我们的健康有好处.we are not supposed to drop litter anywhere, we should put them into the trash bin. And it's best to pick up the litter on the ground when we see them.我们不应该乱扔垃圾的地方，我们应该把它们扔到垃圾桶里.最好在当我们看到他们地捡起垃圾.we should save the paper, the water, the food and so on.第三，我们应该节约纸张，水，食物等.people should stop destroying jungles and stop polluting rivers and seas 。
人们应停止毁坏森林，停止污染河流海洋。As long as everyone play a roll in the environmental protection, the earth will become more beautiful。