美国文化与口语

当前位置:首页 > 外语学习 > 英语口语 > 美国文化与口语

出版社:浙江大学出版社
出版日期:2009-8
ISBN:9787308068000
作者:李井奎
页数:242页

章节摘录

插图:published the results of a study that found no decline in total restaurant or bar revenues occurred in El Paso, Texas after the city's smoke free law was implemented on January 2, 2002.In October 2004, the Dallas Restaurant Association commissioned a study by Clower and Weinstein, which revealed that Dallas' 100% smoke free restaurant ordinance (法令) had a negative economic impact. A critique of the research methods used by Clower and Weinstein found "significant flaws regarding the study design and conclusions." In fact, an evaluation of Dallas sales tax receipts found that there were no statistically significant changes in hospitality revenue trends since the ordinance's implementation. The evaluation also found there was an increased number of restaurants and bars in Dallas. This trend continued on after the smoke free law went into effect. The Clower and Weinstein study was used to dissuade the Houston City Council from adopting a 100% smoke free ordinance. Ninety-six percent of surveyed businesses reported that Albuquerque's 100% smoke free restaurant law has had no effect on business, with 97% of their customers responding positively to smoke free dining. According to the University of New Mexico Bureau of Business and Economic Research, restaurants saw a 6.54% increase in gross receipts for the 2004 fiscal year.Business is booming in New York City's bars and restaurants with tax receipts up 12% since the introduction and enactment of the city's Smoke-Free Indoor Air law in March 2003. Figures from the city's Department of Finance show $12 million paid in taxes from bars and restaurants from April through September of 2003, compared to $10.8 million in 2002. In addition, a 2003 New York City Depart- ment of Health and Mental Hygiene study designed to measure the ordinance's effect on employment rates in smoke free establishments, found a gain of 10,000 jobs since the implementation of the smoke free air act.

作者简介

自2008年下半年爆发上个世纪大萧条以来全球最严重的金融危机,对危机原因的分析和克服危机的对策就成为热门议题。回想上个世纪初的经济动荡,经济周期像一场人类生活的恶梦。在此战胜金融危机的紧要关头,重温当年大萧条的历史格外必要。
本书解读了危机的深层原因,讲述经济理论提供的解释和变革之道,解释了凯恩斯的失业理论和宏观经济调控的立足之处。这种理论的变革为宏观经济政策的确定提供了支持:从罗斯福到奥巴马,从《国家工业复兴法》到四万亿的公共投入。
市场经济的小波动不必政府出手,自会恢复;但是一旦出现大波动,单纯依靠市场自身恐怕难以复苏,起码是一段并不太短的时期内难以康复,此时若政府作壁上观,社会福利将大受伤害。
因此,让我们再回到凯恩斯,回到他那部划时代的巨作《就业、利息和货币通论》,我们就能理解,在失业压力巨大的时候,真正的问题在于有效需求的不足。政府通过积极的财政政策来刺激经济,包括降低中央银行利率来鼓励投资,大规模地兴建公共工程来提供就业机会,拉动内需,会怎样力挽狂澜,而使得社会生活中的人们燃起面对困境的勇气。

书籍目录

CHAPTER 1  American Geography"Part A  Preview    Here's the US Map!    A Geography QuizPart B  Viewing    Vocabulary in the Viewing"Part C  Reading for Information    Notes to the PassagePart D  Speaking Activities    1.A Travel Plan    2.Immigrants in the US    3.Chinese Immigrants in the US    4.Facts about the US StatesCHAPTER 2  American HistoryCHAPTER 3  Politics in the USCHAPTER 4  Education in the USCHAPTER 5  Mass Media in the USCHAPTER 6  American EconomyCHAPTER 7  Money Matters in the USCHAPTER 8  Work and Company Culture in the USCHAPTER 9  Festivals and Holidays in the USCHAPTER 10  Leisure and Recreation in the USCHAPTER 11  Tourism and National Parks in the USCHAPTER 12  Traffic and Driving in the USCHAPTER 13  Environmental Protection in the USCHAPTER 14  Shopping in the USCHAPTER 15  Food Culture in the USCHAPTER 16  Yard Sale in the USCHAPTER 17  American SportsCHAPTER 18  American Family LifeCHAPTER 19  American MusicCHAPTER 20  Social Problems in the USCHAPTER 21  Body Language and Gestures—Nonverbal Behavior in the USCHAPTER 22  Behavior in Public Places in the USCHAPTER 23  Americans and Their PetsCHAPTER 24  Going to the USAppendix 1  Weights and MeasuresAppendix 2  Time and TemperatureAppendix 3  Clothing Size Conversion Chart

前言

随着教学改革的推进,各个高校对教师开设课程的要求越来越高,大批优秀的通识课相继涌现。“美国文化与口语”被列为浙江大学首批立项建设的通识课程,该课程的教材《美国文化与口语》应运而生。它的出版不仅符合学校管理部门对通识课高要求的精神,同时又能很大程度地满足学生对知识与能力的渴望。众所周知,语言与文化是密不可分的。语言是文化的组成部分和重要载体,而文化是语言的土壤。对于英语学习者而言,要想说一口恰当地道的英语,就必须了解英美国家的文化习俗,而熟通英美文化,又能使谈话更加深入、得体、富有内涵。目前的英语教材,基本上只注重学生语言能力的提高,而文化方面的教材,又大多局限于文化的灌输,能够有机地把文化知识与语言能力尤其是口语能力结合起来的教材,寥寥无几。《美国文化与口语》教材的问世弥补了这一方面的不足,把文化与口语结合起来,使学生在了解熟悉美国文化的同时,提高口语交际能力。在教材内容上,我们力求提供真实的语言素材以及符合现实生活的口语活动。本教材共分24个章节,题材内容包罗万象,涵盖了美国社会和文化的各个领域:美国历史地理、政治体制、经济、教育、运动与音乐、家庭生活、饮食、节日、交通与驾车、电影娱乐、旅游休闲。

编辑推荐

《美国文化与口语》是由浙江大学出版社出版的。

图书封面


 美国文化与口语下载



发布书评

 
 


精彩短评 (总计6条)

  •     井奎兄的通俗作品。其实通俗作品很重要,而且也很考验功力。
  •     挺深奥的。。。没能全都看懂。。。
  •     有损毁,可惜没时间退了
  •     内容还不错,不过书的封面很脏
  •     老师让买的,过了好几个礼拜才拿到手,书还不错吧,还没看了,光盘无损坏
  •     亚马逊怎么会变成这样呢??如果不是在图书馆看过这本书,明明是彩印的。然后收到书居然是黑白版,而且纸张非常差,做为消费者是怎么样的感受!!!!看来,以后买书选择网站还是要三四而后行。当然,虽然影印版不影响书内部质量,但是你让消费者怎么能够买得舒心呢!!!!!!!!
 

室内设计装饰装修,情感/家庭/婚姻,考研,科学家,中国当代小说,宗教,舞台艺术戏曲,外国法律图书下载,。 TXT教程网 

TXT教程网 @ 2017