Answer 1: Money is a "medium of exchange". Without money, the production and exchange of anything but the most rudimentary goods and services is impossible. It is not difficult, or time consuming, or inefficient, it is IMPOSSIBLE! Money is a "medium of exchange". Without money, the production and exchange of anything but the most rudimentary goods and services is impossible. It is not difficult, or time consuming, or inefficient, it is IMPOSSIBLE!
Answer 2: Money is anything that is used for making payments and accounting for debts and credits. Money is anything that is used for making payments and accounting for debts and credits. Answer 3: Money is… Money is… Answer 4: Money is… Money is… Answer n: Money is… Money is…
Since we are so interested in MONEY, let’s have a GOOD look at the currencies of different countries, and guess which country it belongs to respectively. currencies of different countriescurrencies of different countries
Give brief answers to the following questions. 1.What do people usually say when they talk about money? 2. Do you agree with them?
Global Reading of the Text This article discusses some of the misleading myths about money. At first, the three typical misconceptions are presented, which are discussed one by one in the analyzing part. A conclusion is reached at last that money is in itself morally neutral, but the attitude to it, including the love of it, is important.
Please divide the passage into 3 parts according to its structure: Presenting situations: Many beliefs about money are misleading. Analyzing: These myths are false. Concluding: All these myths about money are false and misleading and sometimes harmful.
Para. 1 misleading (adj.) Giving wrong ideas; to make believe what is not true e.g. The article contains several misleading statements. 这篇文章有几处误导人的地方。
ridiculous (adj.) Deserving to be laughed at; silly or unreasonable e.g. What a ridiculous suggestion! 多么荒唐的建议！
Many beliefs about money that are common in our society are as misleading as the most ridiculous superstition of our ancestors, yet most people accept them without question. 在我们这个社会里普遍存在着许多有关金 钱的观念，它们就如我们祖先那些最荒谬 的迷信一样很容易误导人，但大部分人都 不加质疑地予以接受。
consciously (adv.) Being realized by oneself e.g. Whatever you do, do it consciously, then you’ll notice how much better you do. 无论你做什么，都要有意识地去做，这 样你就会发现你做得越来越好。
These money myths are held both consciously and unconsciously and are taught to us by our parents, teachers, friends, and the entertainment media. 我们的父辈、老师、朋友和娱乐媒体都有 意无意地认同这些神话并灌输给我们。
take steps (to do something): To act (in order to achieve a desired result) e.g. We must take steps to help the families of those who were hurt. 我们地采取措施去帮助那些受了伤的 人。
free sb/ sth from/ of sth: To take away something unwanted, unpleasant, etc. from sb/ sth e.g. Try to free yourself from all prejudices. 试着使自己摆脱所有的偏见。
By recognizing them we take the first step to freeing ourselves from their influence. 认清它们，我们就迈出了摆脱其影响的第 一步。
Para. 3 exemplify (v.) To be an example of e.g. Her pictures nicely exemplify the sort of painting that was being done at that period 她的画很好地说明了那个时期的绘画类 型。
money talks: The possession of wealth enables one to get favored treatment, exert political pressure, promote one’s own interest, etc.
put up with sb/ sth: To suffer (sb/ sth annoying or unpleasant) without complaining e.g. I can’t put up with your rudeness any more; leave the room. 我不能再忍受你这种无理的态度了， 请离开这个房间。
Common expressions that exemplify this belief are: If only I had more money. I’d be happy. When I’m rich, I won’t have to put up with this stuff. 其典型的日常说法有：要是有更多的钱， 我就会快乐，金钱说了算。有了钱，我就 不用再忍受这个了。
Para. 7 … ideals and money are in opposite corners of the ring … Ideals and money are two quite different things which one can hardly possess at the same time.
It is easier for … than for a rich man to get into heaven. It is an allusion to the Bible meaning that it is impossible for a rich man to behave good and get into heaven after his death.
Para. 9 dispel (v.) To drive something away e.g. The sun soon dispelled the mist... 太阳驱散了迷雾。
fall apart: To break; to fall to pieces e.g. I don’t know how Dick managed to keep the car on the road for so long. At the end, it was practically falling apart. 我不知道迈克是怎么让车在路上跑了 这么久的。最后，车几乎快散架了。
resort to: To make use of something for help e.g. If negotiations fail, we shall have to resort to strike action. 如果谈判失败，我们只能采取罢工的 形式。
The first myth, that money brings happiness, is perhaps the easiest to dispel. Think of the miserable royal members whose marriages fall apart, rich people whose children hate them, movie stars who resort to drugs to relieve stress. 第一个神话，即金钱带来快乐，也许是最 容易被破除的。试想一下那些因婚姻破裂 而痛苦不堪的皇室成员，那些被自己子女 憎恨的富人以及吸毒来缓解压力的电影明 星吧。
Para. 10 vice versa: In the opposite way from that just stated e.g. When she wants to go out, he wants to stay in, and vice versa. 她想出去时，他就想呆在家里，反之亦 然。
Although the two often go hand in hand, money itself cannot make you a success, and vice versa. 虽然两者常常形影不离，但金钱本身并不 能使人成功，反之亦然。