【新概念英语三】第5课 The Facts 数据
Editors of newspapers and magazines often go to extremes to provide their readers with unimportant facts and statistics. Last year a journalist had been instructed by a well-known magazine to write an article on the president's palace in a new African republic. When the article arrived, the editor read the first sentence and then refused to publish it. The article began: 'Hundreds of steps lead to the high wall which surrounds the president's palace.' The editor at once sent the journalist a telegram instructing him to find out the exact number of steps and the height of the wall.
The journalist immediately set out to obtain these important facts, but he took a long time to send them. Meanwhile, the editor was getting impatient, for the magazine would soon go to press. He sent the journalist two more faxes, but received no reply. He sent yet another fax informing the journalist that if he did not reply soon he would be fired. When the journalist again failed to reply, the editor reluctantly published the article as it had originally been written. A week later, the editor at last received a telegram from the journalist. Not only had the poor man been arrested, but he had been sent to prison as well. However, he had at last been allowed to send a fax in which he informed the editor that he had been arrested while counting the 1,084 steps leading to the fifteen-foot wall which surrounded the president's palace.
Later, as editor of the group's magazine, he advocated political violence.
chief editor 总编辑
editor in chief 主编；总编辑
managing editor 总编辑
senior editor 高级编辑，资深编辑
assistant editor 助理编辑
associate editor 副主编；副编辑
1. While Rick and Dan wait, Janet suffers from the extreme pain of her broken arm.
2. Richer nations are assumed to be above such measures, but not in extreme circumstances.
短语：go to extremes to do...
There are plenty of alarming statistics to back up the anecdotes.
bureau of statistics 统计局
according to statistics 据统计
statistics analysis 统计分析
national bureau of statistics 国家统计局
Any western journalist visiting China would seek an interview with Madame Chiang.
Who will get the nomination for president?
vice president 副总统
former president 前任总统
Movie Palace has the most comfortable seats.
palace museum 故宫博物院
imperial palace n. 宫城；皇城
Buckingham Palace 白金汉宫（英国皇宫）
Potala Palace 布达拉宫
presidential palace 总统府
英文解释：have (one's written work) issued for publication
1. When law schools publish journals, lawyers read them.
2. This is not the first attempt to publish the complete letters but it is the best.
With the advent of high-speed data transmission in the 1980s, teletype gave way toe-mail and fax.
fax machine 传真机
fax number 传真号码；传真机号
send a fax 发传真
英文解释：restless or short of temper under delay or opposition
1. Your readers are busy and impatient.
2. Why are you always so short and impatient?
英文解释：terminate the employment of
He was fired on the spot.
1. Originally, the brain is quite open.
2. Some lost more than they had originally invested.
Not only...but...as well
1. Not only you but I am student as well.
2. I am not only a student but a worker as well.