fictist-news

未分類

Bill Gates: The Computer Expert on a Mission to Help the Poor  比爾‧蓋茲:不只是世界富豪

【倡議+ 電子報】傳遞人物故事,鎖定泛教育、社企…等領域,透過他們為社會付出故事,期待引起更多共鳴。 【柿子文化心靈養生報】提供健康、飲食、旅遊等各種人生體驗,讓你不只照顧自己的身體,也疼愛自己的心!

無法正常瀏覽圖片,請按這裡看說明   無法正常瀏覽內容,請按這裡線上閱讀
新聞  健康  財經  追星  NBA台灣  udn部落格  udnTV  讀書吧  

2018/10/02 第370期 訂閱/退訂看歷史報份直接訂閱

優惠活動訊息:見訊息
   
 

Bill Gates: The Computer Expert on a Mission to Help the Poor 比爾‧蓋茲:不只是世界富豪
One of the richest people in the world has set his sights on making the world a better place.
世上最富有的人之一下定決心將這世界變得更美好。

 

 

   When people think about computers, the name Bill Gates often comes to mind. In the 1980s and 1990s, his company, Microsoft, helped to introduce millions of people to the power of personal computers. Now, this intelligent billionaire has a new goal—to fight disease and save the poor.
   Gates was born in Seattle, Washington, in 1955. His father worked as a lawyer, and his mother was a teacher. Gates was a
curious child who became interested in computers at age 13. He thought it was cool that he could give the machine directions, and it would follow his orders.
   After high school, Gates went to Harvard University to study law. He couldn’t
get his mind off computers, though. After a year of college, he dropped out to start a software company with his friends. They called it Microsoft, and Gates became its first CEO. Microsoft soon went on to create Windows, a software system that now runs on billions of computers around the world. Microsoft’s success made Gates one of the richest men in the world, with a value of more than US$90 billion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   人們在想到電腦時,腦中常會浮現比爾‧蓋茲的名字。在八○至九○年代,他的公司「微軟」使數百萬人見識到個人電腦的威力。現在,這位天資聰穎的億萬富翁有了一個新的目標 —— 那就是抗病濟貧。
   蓋茲出生於 1955 年的華盛頓州西雅圖市。他的父親是律師、母親是老師。蓋茲是個好奇寶寶,十三歲開始對電腦產生興趣。他覺得對機器下指令後,機器就會執行命令是件很酷的事。
   高中畢業後,蓋茲上了哈佛大學讀法律。不過,他的心思仍被電腦盤據著。就讀大學一年後,他輟學跟朋友一起開了一家軟體公司。他們將公司命名為微軟,而蓋茲則成了公司的第一任執行長。微軟接著創造出 Windows,這套軟體也就是現在運行於全世界好幾十億部電腦中的作業系統。微軟的成功使蓋茲成為世上最富有的人之一,身價超過九百億美金。

 

intelligent a. 有智慧的,聰明的
billionaire n. 億萬富翁
software n.(電腦)軟體

 

1. on a (adj.) mission  執行(……的)任務
Rumor has it that Michael is on a secret mission in Syria.
謠傳麥可正在敘利亞執行一項祕密任務。

2. set sb’s sights on N/V-ing  下定決心要得到某事物∕做某事,有……抱負
Rick has set his sights on becoming a doctor and helping people.
瑞克已決定將來成為醫生並幫助人們。

3. come to mind  (突然)出現在腦海裡,想到
The idea for the song came to mind when Sally looked at a piece of art.
莎莉看著一件藝術品時,腦中突然浮現那首歌的靈感。

4. goal n. 目標,目的
Leslie reached her goal of graduating from college in two years.
萊絲麗達成兩年唸完大學的目標。

5. curious a. 好奇的;好打聽的
Cathy is more than curious about the office gossip.
凱西非常想知道辦公室的八卦。

6. direction n. 命令,指示;指點,教導
Under the direction of the coach, the team won the competition.
在教練的指導下,該隊贏得了比賽。

7. drop out  退出,脫離,中斷
Because of his injured ankle, Peter was forced to drop out of the race.
因為腳踝受傷,彼得不得不退出賽跑。

8. value n. 價值
After starting to make money on her own, Cheryl came to realize the true value of money.
開始自己賺錢之後,雪若逐漸了解金錢的真正價值。

 

想忘記就不要再去想了!
本文中的 get / keep / take sb’s mind off… 表「不再去想……」,與 get / put…out of sb’s mind 意思相似,後者有「不再去想……,有意忘記……」的意思,也可以說成 get / put…to the back of sb’s mind。例:

Hanging out with friends always helps Penny take her mind off her troubles.
(和朋友在一起總能讓潘妮忘掉煩惱。)

Jack just can’t seem to get Nina out of his mind.
= Jack just can’t seem to put Nina to the back of his mind.
(傑克似乎就是無法忘記妮娜。)

 

遼闊世界近在眼前!常春藤雜誌訂閱優惠!

遼闊世界近在眼前!常春藤雜誌訂閱優惠!
﹥訂閱6期,送你【U型按壓式充氣頸枕】
﹥訂閱12期,送你【SkyGlobe 5吋存錢筒地球儀】

我29歲從頭學英文,如同奇蹟般的故事

我29歲從頭學英文,如同奇蹟般的故事
「在科技業加班是常態,工時長得令人筋疲力竭,回到家常常已是晚上 10 點,只能在睡前略讀一下,成效不彰。」以上是我的親身見證與故事,與您分享

30週年慶雜誌訂閱優惠

英文不好、多益只有400分,可以出國旅遊嗎?
﹥把握零碎時間,輕鬆融入各種情境!
﹥旅遊英文工具書,輕鬆袋著走
﹥嚐鮮價79折,每本$236元

當之無愧的音樂世家—巴赫家族
「巴赫」原德文BACH,指的是「小河」,而巴赫家族也如同分佈細密的溪流般跨越了約三百多年的西方藝術音樂史,這個信奉路德教派的家族,擁有超過七十位音樂家。

南印喀拉拉邦的慘烈「歐南節」
在印度,不光是關乎宗教修行,就是尋常的娛樂表演都會展示殘忍的一面。如歐南節的遊行隊伍裡,行進中的人們用能彎曲的長刀或鐵鍊,重重打在自己的身上,背上、胸前劃出一道道傷痕,有些甚至滲出血來。

 

Copyright c 2011 IVY LEAGUE ANALYTICAL ENGLISH All Rights Reserved. 版權所有,轉載必究。

與我們聯絡 電話:02-23317600 傳真:02-23810918

  免費電子報 | 著作權聲明 | 隱私權聲明 | 聯絡我們
udnfamily : news | video | money | stars | health | reading | mobile | data | NBA TAIWAN | blog | shopping

Leave a Reply