good afternoon, honorable judges, ladies and gentlemen, the title of my speech is defeat makes me more confident.
大发888客户端登录 most people may think that defeat is a kind of obstacle that prevents you from being successful. quite the contrary, i believe defeat makes me more confident.
as you may know, if you can not be an excellent loser you will never win. everything in my life always shows both my advantages and disadvantages. i have been entering a lot of contests. i don’t care about the results, but feel it is more important to learn something during the process. after i failed in the contests each time, the judges always gave me useful comments and suggestion addressing my shortcomings and helped me improve myself step by step. so, now i am more self-confident to face any challenges and believe i will be the final winner in my life.
大发888客户端登录 each and every one of us is responsible for the greenhouse gases we emit in our daily actions and choices. therefore, combating climate change is going to take the combined efforts of everyone on the planet.
the average household carbon footprint in china is 2.41 tons of carbon dioxide annually. that's enough to fill half an olympic swimming pool.
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1.get started by calculating your own carbon footprint. this will give you a starting point from which to begin monitoring your progress. you enter details such as what sort of apartment you live in, your personal energy use and travel habits.
大发888客户端登录 2. each week, choose one day when you don't eat meat. meat uses up lots of energy because it takes a long time to produce. animals produce methane, which is another dangerous greenhouse gas, when they burp and fart.
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first i want to ask you some questions:
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2、 how do you master your youth?
youth is not a time of life, it is a state of mind ; it is not rosy cheeks , red lips and supple knees, it is a matter of the emotions : it is the freshness ; it is the freshness of the deep springs of life .
大发888客户端登录 youth means a temperamental predominance of courage over timidity of the appetite , for adventure over the love of ease. this often exists in a man of 60 more than a boy of 20 . nobody grows old merely by a number of years . we grow old by deserting our ideals.
大发888客户端登录 years wrinkle the skin , but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul . worry , fear , self –distrust bows the heart and turns the spirit back to dust .
大发888客户端登录 whether 60 of 16 , there is in every human being ‘s heart the lure of wonders, the unfailing childlike appetite of what’s next and the joy of the game of living . in the center of your heart and my heart there’s a wireless station : so long as it receives messages of beauty , hope ,cheer, courage and power from men and from the infinite, so long as you are young .
大发888客户端登录 when the aerials are down , and your spirit is covered with snows of cynicism and the ice of pessimism, then you are grown old ,even at 20 , but as long as your aerials are up ,to catch waves of optimism , there is hope you may die young at 80.
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