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目錄一、 個人基本資料………………………………………1二、 網路聽、說、閱讀分享 (NPR、TED、YouTube)I、 在文明世界的憤怒管理……………………………3II、 中國工人要求加薪 ………………………………8 The Kite Runner Twelve year old Amir is desperate to win the approval of his father Baba, oneIII、 傑夫．史密斯：從監獄學到的經商之道………15 of the richest and most respected merchants in Kabul. He has failed to do so through academia or brawn, but the one area where they connect is the annual kite fighting tournament. Amir is determined not just to win the competition三、課外閱讀心得 but to run the last kite and bring it home triumphantly, to prove to his father that he has the makings of a man. His loyal friend Hassan is the best kiteI、 燦爛千陽………………………………………21 runner that Amir has ever seen, and he promises to help him - for Hassan always helps Amir out of trouble. But Hassan is a Shi’a Muslim and this isII、 姊姊的守護者…………………………………24 1970s Afghanistan. Hassan is taunted and jeered at by Amir’s school friends; he is merely a servant living in a shack at the back of Amir’s house. So whyIII、 追風箏的孩子…………………………………27 does Amir feel such envy towards his friend? Then, what happens to Hassan on the afternoon of the tournament is to shatter all their lives, and define their futures. 28
INDEX 一、 Self – Introduction………………………………………..….………..1 二、 Listening , Speaking and Reading Online (NPR、TED、YouTube) I、 Anger Management in the Civilized World……………….…..…..3 II、Chinese Workers Demand Higher Pay….………………….……...…8追風箏的孩子 小說故事的歷史、民族背景是阿富汗一個以信奉 遜尼派伊斯蘭教 的 普什 III、Jeff. Smith：The method of making business learned from圖族 為主體民族的多民族國家 而信奉 什葉派 的具有 蒙古人 血統的 哈扎拉族 ，則歷史上幾個世紀來一直生活在底層 當阿富汗共產黨在 蘇聯 的幫助下取得政 。 prison………………………………………………………………….………….....15權之後，大量依靠地位比較低下的 塔吉克族 、哈扎拉族，引起從前得勢的普什圖人不滿。在蘇軍撤退之後，普什圖人為主的宗教軍隊塔利班戰勝了其他民族的武裝，基本統一了阿富汗，並對其他族群實施宗教、種族迫害。塔吉克族、 三、Extracurricular reading experience哈扎拉族、烏茲別克族 等組成的 北方聯盟 ，在即將徹底失敗之時，機緣巧合得到被九一一襲擊的美國的幫助，取得了阿富汗的支配權。 I、 The Kite Runner…………………………………………………………..21 12 歲的阿富汗富家少爺阿米爾與僕人哈桑情同手足。然而，在一場風箏比賽後，發生了一件悲慘不堪的事，阿米爾為自己的懦弱感到自責和痛苦，逼走 II、 My Sisters Keeper……………………………………………………...24了哈桑，不久，自己也跟隨父親逃往美國。 成年後的阿米爾始終無法原諒自己當年對哈桑的背叛。為了贖罪，阿米爾 III、A Thousand Splendid Suns…………………………………..………27再度踏上暌違二十多年的故鄉，希望能為不幸的好友盡最後一點心力，卻發現一個驚天謊言，兒時的噩夢再度重演，阿米爾該如何抉擇？ 27
Attorney Campbell Alexander (Alec Baldwin) agrees to work for Anna as her 基本資料 guardian ad litem, suing for partial termination of parental rights. It is later learned he agreed to take the case not for the notoriety, but because he has epilepsy and understands her predicament of not having control over her own body. The film is interlaced with flashbacks that detail Kate and Annas closeness, as well as how Kates illness has affected her siblings lives and their relationships. In a flashback, Kate also meets a fellow cancer patient, Taylor Ambrose (Thomas Dekker), whom she begins dating. After a date, they share their first kiss outside個人資料：馮冠銘 / Miller / 男 Kates house, with Anna and Kates father Brian (Jason Patric) watching from their bedroom window. After this, he becomes her boyfriend in and out of hospital and生日：民國 77 年 12 月 25 日 supports her as she undergoes treatment. He then asks her to the hospitals "prom" for teen patients; there, they slow-dance, then proceed to a vacant hospital room to家鄉：台灣 , 高雄市 make love. A few days later, Kate is crying because Taylor hasnt called her for several days. Her mother Sara is furious when Kate mentions they did "stuff" after學歷：長榮大學_經營管理研究所_行銷組_碩士 the prom and storms out to ask the nurse where Taylor is, evidently believing that he had dated her daughter merely to sleep with her, and learns that he has died………. 長榮大學_科技工程與管理學系_學士語言：中文、英文、台語經歷：安親班/補習班 行政助理、教學助教E-mail：firstname.lastname@example.org聯絡電話：0988-133234 1 26
My Sisters Keeper Basic informationNow a major film. Sara Fitzgeralds daughter Kate is just two years old when she isdiagnosed with a rare form of leukaemia. Reeling with the helpless shock of it, Saraknows she will do anything -- whatever it takes - to save her child. Then the testsresults come back time and again to show that no one in their family is a match forKate. If they are to find a donor for the crucial bone marrow transplant she needs, Personal Information ：Kuan-Ming Feng /there is only one option: creating another baby, specifically designed to save her Miller / Malesister. For Sara, it seems the ideal solution. Not only does Kate live, but she gets abeautiful new daughter, Anna, too. Until the moment Anna hands Sara the papersthat will rock her whole world. Because, aged thirteen, Anna has decided that she Date of Birth：12 / 25 / 1988doesnt want to help Kate live any more. She is suing her parents for the rights to herown body. Place of Birth：Kaohsiung , TaiwanConceived by means of in vitro fertilization, Anna Fitzgerald (Abigail Breslin) was Degree：Graduate school of Business and Operations Management ，brought into the world to be a genetic match for her older sister, Kate (Sofia Chang Jung Christian UniversityVassilieva), who suffers from acute promyelocytic leukemia, in order to keep her Department of Engineering and Management Advancedalive. Her family members are introduced one by one and each tells about how Technology，Chang Jung Christian UniversityKates illness has affected them personally. When Kate turns 15, she goes intorenalfailure. Eleven-year-old Anna knows that she will be forced by her parents to donate Language proficiency：Chinese、English、Taiwaneseone of her kidneys. She also realizes that she may not be able to live the life she willwant to lead - she may be unable to cheer-lead, play soccer, or be a mother. Anna Work experience：Daycare/CLASS Teaching assistanttells her parents that she does not want any of this, and proceeds to sue them formedical emancipation and the rights to her own body. Her extremely overprotectivemother, Sara (Cameron Diaz), who leads an obsessive campaign to keep Kate alive, E-mail：email@example.com indignant at Annas decision and even strikes her across the face when shereceives the notice of court proceedings. Contact telephone：0988-133234 25 2
Anger Management in the Civilized WorldOur next piece is another story about college students and gridlock. CommentatorJohn Miller used to report for NPR from the Philippines and Peru. Now he lives aslightly more domestic life in Ithaca, New York, which is home to CornellUniversity. 姐姐的守護者JOHN MILLER: If youve ever lived in a college town, you know they can be someof the most civilized places on earth. At least until the students come and gum 故事的主角叫安娜 Anna。她的姐姐凱特 Kate 在 2 歲的時候被診斷出患有everything up. You dont need a calendar to know when theyre back. You just wait acute promyelocytic leukemia 急性早幼粒細胞白血病）為了拯救這個孩子， （ ，for the SUVs with out of state plates to start rolling through the stop signs and 安娜的父母通過體外受精方式生下了和姐姐有著完美基因配型的安娜。從安娜charging onto the one lane bridges out of order. 出生時為她的姐姐提供的臍帶血細胞開始，每當姐姐的白血病一次又一次的復So I was driving my ancient Civic going to pick up my son from his piano lesson 發，安娜就要不斷的提供血液和骨髓來維持姐姐的生命。凱特 16 歲的時候面臨when a college kid in a big red SUV with New Jersey plates rumbled through a 腎衰竭的威脅，而唯一能挽救她的生命的就是腎臟移植手術，由於接受無血緣four-way stop out of turn. And I did what any peace-loving, well adjusted, middle 關係的人的腎臟的成功率不高，他們的家族裡又沒有適合的腎臟，安娜就需要aged guy in a tiny beat-up car running late to pick up his kid from his piano lesson 為姐姐獻出自己的一個腎臟，而那時候，她才 13 歲。然而安娜決定聘請一名律would do. I shot into the intersection and cut him off. I guess I thought hed say yo 師，要從父母那兒解放自己的身體，贏得自己的“身體支配權”。她的律師亞dude, my bad, and back off. 歷山大 Campbell Alexander 於是為她奔波上訴。But he didnt. So we stopped grill to grill and stood there like a terrier facing off with 作者在接近尾聲的時候才揭開了安娜控告她父母的原因其實是她的姐姐不a horse. After a minute I got out of the car and shouted, "At a four-way stop youve 願意接受她捐獻的腎臟。凱特說她不想再在醫院裡過她的日子了，她已經準備got to wait your turn." Then I got back into my car and waited and the traffic backed 好了要接受死亡。案件以安娜獲得了自己身體支配權為收尾。而就在安娜要宣up in every direction. We were officially gumming things up. 佈自己是否願意為姐姐捐獻出自己的腎臟的時候，她遭遇車禍，頭部受傷，腦So I rolled down my window and yelled, "Im old enough to be your father." I dont 死亡。不過她的律師持有安娜授權的醫學意向書，最終安娜的腎臟還是捐獻給know why I thought that would move him and of course it didnt. After both of us 了她的姐姐。 結尾處凱特提及她對安娜的死的悲痛。她說她的母親不斷尋找安娜蘇醒的 跡象。她還說，每當她看到自己身上移植手術留下的深深的疤痕，她就永遠不 會忘記她的小妹妹。 3 24
soon becomes abusive toward Laila. Mariam and Laila eventually become ostentatiously took down each others license plate numbers he finally did back upconfidantes and best friends. They plan to run away from Rasheed and leave Kabul, but just a little and I squeezed through in front of him and went on my way.but they are caught at the bus station. Rasheed beats them and deprives them of So, I won but every time I remember it, my ears go red. I mean, what was I thinking?water for several days, almost killing Aziza. That by confronting this stranger in a busy intersection I could teach him about theA few years later, Laila gives birth to Zalmai, Rasheeds son. The Taliban has risen golden rule or the rule of law or, I dont know, fairness and justice and the veryto power, and there is a drought, and living conditions in Kabul become poor. foundation of civilization as we know it? Or that in a small town no one I knewRasheeds workshop burns down, and he is forced to take jobs for which he is would see me there shouting, holding up traffic and think I was being a little bitill-suited. Rasheed sends Aziza to an orphanage. Then one day, Tariq appears outside ridiculous?the house. He and Laila are reunited, and their passions flare anew. When Rasheed I guess thats a problem with picking fights. Its hard to back down. You say toreturns home from work, Zalmai tells his father about the visitor. Rasheed starts to yourself, I could stay the course or I could cut and run. I stayed the course. Nowsavagely beat Laila. He nearly strangles her, but Mariam intervenes and kills every time I go out Im wondering what the kid in the SUV is going to do if he seesRasheed with a shovel. Afterwards, Mariam confesses to killing Rasheed, in order to me. Im not used to living with this kind of fear.draw attention away from Laila and Tariq, and is executed, while Laila and Tariq I cant tell you how important it is to respect four way stops but theres got to be aleave for Pakistan with Aziza and Zalmai. better way to make the point. Yo dude, my bad.After the fall of the Taliban, Laila and Tariq return to Afghanistan. They stop in thevillage where Mariam was raised, and discover a package that Mariams father leftbehind for her: a videotape of Pinocchio, a small pile of money and a letter. Lailareads the letter and discovers that Jalil regretted sending Mariam away. Laila andTariq return to Kabul and fix up the orphanage, where Laila starts working as ateacher. Laila is pregnant with her third child, and if it is a girl, she will be namedMariam. 23 4
A Thousand Splendid Suns The novel centers around the friendship between Mariam and Laila. It is split into four parts, with a focus on Mariam in the first part, continuing Laila in the second and fourth, and the relationship between the two women in the third part. Mariam lives in a kolba on the outskirts of Herat with her embittered mother. Jalil, her father, is a wealthy man who lives in town with three wives and nine children. Because Mariam is his illegitimate daughter, she cannot live with them, but Jalil visits her every Thursday. On her fifteenth birthday, Mariam wants her father to take her to see Pinocchio at his movie theater. When he does not show up, she hikes into town and goes to his house. He refuses to see her, and she ends up sleeping on the porch. In the morning, Mariam returns home to find that her mother has committed在文明世界的憤怒管理 suicide out of fear that her daughter has deserted her. Mariam is then taken to live in her fathers house. Jalil arranges for her to be married to Rasheed, a shoemaker我們下一個作品是關於大學生和僵局的故事。評論員 John Miller 在 NPR 從菲 from Kabul who is thirty years her senior. In Kabul, Mariam becomes pregnant律賓和秘魯的報導。現在他很簡單地生活在紐約州伊薩卡市，一個在美國康奈 seven successive times, but is never able to carry a child to term, and Rasheed爾大學的路上。 gradually becomes more abusive. A girl named Laila and a boy named Tariq, who are close friends and aware of socialJOHN MILLER：如果你曾經住在大學城，你就會知道這些地方可能是地球上最文 boundaries, live in the same neighborhood. War comes to Afghanistan, and Kabul is明的地方。至少直到學生的到來和把這一切都搞砸為止。你不需要知道他們何 bombarded by rocket attacks. Tariqs family decides to leave the city, and the時回來。因為你只要等到運動休旅車的操作系統有開始停止滾動的跡象和一條 emotional farewell between Laila and Tariq ends with them making love. Lailas行車道橋上的收費器失靈為止。 family also decides to leave Kabul, but as they are packing a rocket destroys the house, kills her parents, and severely injures Laila. Laila is taken in by Rasheed and Mariam. After recovering from her injuries, Laila discovers that she is pregnant with Tariqs child. After learning that Tariq is dead, she agrees to marry Rasheed, who is eager to have a young and attractive second wife, and hopes to have a child with her. When Laila gives birth to a daughter, Aziza, Rasheed is displeased and suspicious, and he 5 22
And they seem to indicate that Chinas low-wage workers are being pushed to theirvery limits. And in the case of the electronics factory you talked about - Foxconn -maybe even beyond their limits. At that factory theyve had 10 suicides in the pastfew months. And a number of different factors are behind blamed - long workinghours, lots of overtime, and an almost military discipline on the production lines,which some said were making workers depressed.So some people are now wondering whether the era of cheap Chinese labor could becoming to an end. And, indeed, if you look at the demographics, factory workers inChina are gaining leverage. Maybe because of the one child policy, in the pastdecade the number of workers in that labor pool - 20 to 39-year-olds - has fallen by22 percent. So that in many ways does increase their bargaining power. Jeff. Smith：The method of making business learned from prison B.J. was one of many fellow inmates who had big plans for the future. He had a vision. When he got out, he was going to leave the dope game for good and fly straight, and he was actually working on merging his two passions into one vision. Hed spent 10,000 dollars to buy a website that exclusively featured women having sex on top of or inside of luxury sports cars. It was my first week in federal prison, and I was learning quickly that it wasnt what you see on TV. In fact, it was teeming with smart, ambitious men whose business instincts were in many cases as sharp as those of the CEOs who had wined and dined me six months earlier when I was a rising star in the Missouri Senate. 19 8
Now, 95 percent of the guys that I was locked up with had been drug dealers on the LIM: Well, it does appear to be part of a trend. Authorities do appear to be allowingoutside, but when they talked about what they did, they talked about it in a different sporadic peaceful protests. And in this case the strike was, even as you say, givenjargon, but the business concepts that they talked about werent unlike those that coverage in the state-run media. But many wonder whether this could be linked toyoud learn in a first year MBA class at Wharton:promotional incentives, you never the fact that the company involved was Japanese, not a Chinese company.charge a first-time user, focus-grouping new product launches, territorial expansion. Yesterday, local media, however, reported that there was some violence, there wereBut they didnt spend a lot of time reliving the glory days. For the most part, some clashes between strikers and members of an official government-authorizedeveryone was just trying to survive. Its a lot harder than you might think. Contrary union who in theory are supposed to represent workers but were actually trying toto what most people think, people dont pay, taxpayers dont pay, for your life when get them back to work. And today weve seen fewer reports in the official media. Soyoure in prison. Youve got to pay for your own life. Youve got to pay for your soap, this may signal that authorities are beginning to lose patience with this strike afteryour deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, all of it. And its hard for a couple of two weeks.reasons. MONTAGNE: And, Louisa, this strike at Honda comes after a spate of workersFirst, everythings marked up 30 to 50 percent from what youd pay on the suicides at a Taiwanese-owned electronics factory, also in south China, which led tostreet, and second, you dont make a lot of money. I unloaded trucks. That was my a 20 percent wage hike. Is there a connection between the two?full-time job, unloading trucks at a food warehouse, for $5.25, not an hour, but permonth. LIM: Yes. Well, I mean, I suppose both cases are bringing the spotlight onto working conditions in Chinas factories. 9 18
But the workers were originally asking for more than a 50 percent increase. And So how do you survive? Well, you learn to hustle, all kinds of hustles. Theres legalabout 100 workers are still holding out for more. Their argument is that theyre being hustles.You pay everything in stamps. Those are the currency. You charge anotherpaid 50 times less than Japanese employees for the same job, so they deserve more. inmate to clean his cell. Theres sort of illegal hustles, like you run a barbershop out of your cell.MONTAGNE: And how much leverage do these workers have? I mean, how muchimpact has this strike had on Honda? Theres pretty illegal hustles: You run a tattoo parlor out of your own cell. And theres very illegal hustles, which you smuggle in, you get smuggled in, drugs,LIM: Well, these workers have already been on strike for more than two weeks. pornography, cell phones, and just as in the outer world, theres a risk-rewardThey work at an auto parts factory, but after a week on strike theyve actually - they tradeoff, so the riskier the enterprise, the more profitable it can potentially be.actually managed to shut down Hondas four car plants in China. Thats a loss toHonda of about 3,000 vehicles a day. So it is costing Honda very dearly. And the You want a cigarette in prison? Three to five dollars.You want an old-fashioned cellcompany says all its factories will remain closed at least through Thursday. phone that you flip open and is about as big as your head? Three hundred bucks. You want a dirty magazine? Well, it can be as much as 1,000 dollars.And this strike highlights some of the vulnerabilities of the supply chain. Hondadidnt have a second supplier of auto parts in China. It obviously wasnt expecting So as you can probably tell, one of the defining aspects of prison life isstrikes in China, since unauthorized labor organizing is actually illegal in China. ingenuity. Whether it was concocting delicious meals from stolen scraps from the warehouse, sculpting peoples hair with toenail clippers, or constructing weightsMONTAGNE: You know, though, how much significance can be attached to the fact from boulders in laundry bags tied on to tree limbs, prisoners learn how to make dothat this strike was allowed to go ahead and even to be reported on by official with less, and many of them want to take this ingenuity that theyve learned to themedia? outside and start restaurants, barber shops,personal training businesses. 17 10
But theres no training, nothing to prepare them for that, no rehabilitation at all inprison, no one to help them write a business plan, figure out a way to translate thebusiness conceptsthey intuitively grasp into legal enterprises, no access to theInternet, even. And then, when they come out, most states dont even have a lawprohibiting employers from discriminating against people with a background. Sonone of us should be surprised that two out of three ex-offenders re-offend withinfive years.Look, I lied to the Feds. I lost a year of my life from it. But when I came out, Ivowed that I was going to do whatever I could to make sure that guys like the ones Iwas locked up withdidnt have to waste any more of their life than they already had.So I hope that youll think about helping in some way. The best thing we can do isfigure out ways to nurture the entrepreneurial spirit and the tremendous untappedpotential in our prisons, because if we dont, theyre not going to learn any new Chinese Workers Demand Higher Payskills thats going to help them, and theyll be right back. All theyll learn on theinside is new hustles. Thank you. Now to labor unrest in China. Chinese workers are on strike at the Japanese auto company Honda. And theyve shut down an auto plant and four factories. Honda responded by offering a 24 percent raise. This is just the latest labor problem to hit southern China. NPRs Louisa Lim joins us from Shanghai to tell us more. Good morning. LOUISA LIM: Morning, Renee. MONTAGNE: Where does the strike stand as of this morning? LIM: Well, Hondas now saying that most of the 2,000 striking workers will accept this pay rise, which actually would bring their salary to $280 a month, which is more than double the minimum wage in that part of China. 11 16