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读写作业 What can the arts tell us of the life that science cannot?

(2007-07-17 17:42:30)
 Q: At present, scence has been developing at a high speed,but people still have high opinion of artists. What can the arts tell us of the life that science cannot?

In the present words,science has been developing(现在完成进行时,表示到目前为止一直在进行的动作,可能仍在继续,也可能停止了have/has+been+v-ing) fast,but people still have a high opinion of artists.

 

What can the arts tell us of the life that science cannot ? Arts is the making and expressions of what are beautiful and pleasure in human lives..People have paid no less attention to arts than they have paid to science since the beginning of human

(1)civilization.

 

Why is arts so important ?

 

The main reason is that compared with natural sciences,arts (humanities and fine arts)serves (2)rudder. First of all,arts plays a (3)essential role in moulding magnificent qualities of people.A majority of works and writings not only expressed the impressive feelings in the world,which were (4)sentimental and natural,but also gave us many ideas about love,(5)faith and(6) charity.In fact,these ideas have with stood the test of time.They(7) represent the accumulated wisdom of our ancestors down through the ages.People,who equipped with these theories,can make sound judgements about any problems which may crop up.

Secondly,arts is the source of happiness in our lives.For instance,a classic light opera can give delight to millions of people.and moreover,some painting (8)masterpieces are exactly a great satisfactions .

Especially, some excellent literature works (9)enrich our lives and make us feel that we are part of the great family of mankind.Therefore,it is nothing but the arts that brings optimistic mental conditions to us.

In addition arts subjects are good for (10)boost children"s mental development.

 

Recently,a American study shows that Mozart"s works can help children to improve their (11)graphic (12)cognition.(13)Hence arts education is not only of benefit to (14)moulding people’s quality,but also to discovering people’s (潜能 (15))potential. All in all ,the arts’ contribution to our lives can not be replaced by science although both arts and science push the boundaries of human cognition

 

1.civilization human society with its highly developed social organizations, or the culture and way of life of a society or country at a particular period in time

for example:some people think that nuclear war would mean the end of civilization

 

2.rudder:  a flat piece of wood or metal at the back of a boat or aircraft, which is moved from side to side in order to control the direction of travel

4.sentimental: adjective 多愁善感的
1 describes someone who is strongly influenced by emotional feelings, especially about happy memories of past events or relationships with other people, rather than by careful thought and judgment based on facts

Why be sentimental about that old coat? There's no point in keeping it just because you were wearing it when you first met me.

It's a cheap ring but it has great sentimental value for me.

 

5.faith 

great trust or confidence in something or someone

You'll cope - I have great faith in you.

 

6.charity: noun [C or U]
a system of giving money, food or help free to those who are in need because they are ill, poor or homeless, or any organization which is established to provide money or help in this way:
She does a lot of work for charity.
People tend to give to (= give money to) charity at Christmas time.
UNICEF is an international charity.
They did a charity performance on the first night, to raise money for AIDS research

 

7.represent

verb [T] 
to speak, act or be present officially for another person or people
They chose a famous barrister(英格兰最高法庭律师) to represent them in court.(法庭)

 

.masterpieces

noun [C]
1 (ALSO masterwork) a work of art such as a painting, film or book which is done or made with great skill, and is often a person's greatest work
'The Last Supper' is widely regarded as Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece


 

9.enrich

verb
1 [T] to improve the quality of something by adding something else:
My life was greatly enriched by knowing her.

2 [T often R] to make something or someone richer:
He claimed that the large stores were enriching themselves at the expense of their customers.

 

10.boost

verb [T]
to improve or increase something

The theatre managed to boost its audiences by cutting ticket prices.

 

I tried to boost his ego (= make him feel more confident) by praising his cooking.

11.graphic

related to painting or drawing

a graphic artist

 

12.cognition

noun [U] FORMAL OR SPECIALIZED
when you think or use a conscious mental process
a book on human learning, memory and cognition

 

13.Hence

adverb FORMAL
from this time
The project will be completed at the end of the decade, two years hence.

14.moulding UK

a piece of wood, plastic, stone, etc. which has been made into a particular shape to decorate the top or bottom of a wall, or a door, window or piece of furniture

 

15.potential

noun [U]
someone's or something's ability to develop, achieve or succeed:
I don't feel I'm achieving my full potential in my present job

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