For over one hundred and fifty years, Americans of all social classes have worn blue jeans. 36 Whether they are worn for work or for fashion today. Strauss' invention continues to be popular not only among Americans but also among people around the world.
Levi Strauss was born in Germany in 1829. 37 He grew up in Kentucky before moving to New York in 1847. Before becoming an American citizen and moving to the West in 1853, Strauss worked in his brother's dry goods business. This gave him a chance to produce his famous invention. After the gold rush of 1849, Strauss decided to move to the West to seek his fortune.
Strauss did not want to be a person who searched an area for minerals. Instead, he knew he could make a good living by selling supplies to the miners. At first, he planned to sell sewing supplies and cloth. 38 When he heard miners complaining that their clothes were easily broken or they usually tore their pockets during mining, he decided to use a special fabric to make pants for the miners. These pants proved so popular that he quickly ran out of materials to make more.
In 1873, Strauss received a letter from a Jewish tailor named Jacob Davis who had invented a process of connecting pockets with copper rivets(铆钉).This made the pants last a long time. Because Davis did not have the money to patent his idea, he offered to share it with Strauss if Strauss would agree to pay for the patent. 39 By the time Strauss died in 1902, he had made a great contribution to American fashion, 40 The business has been growing ever since and Levi Strauss' company is now one of the largest clothing companies in the world.
A. As a young boy, he moved with his family to the United States.
B. Nobody knew that kind of material was suitable.
C. He did and Levi jeans have been made with metal rivets ever since.
D. However, he did not get much business for those products.
E. He also made a great contribution to American 's clothing industry.
F. Since they were invented by Levi Strauss, they have become a symbol of American consumer culture.
G. As the business grew, Strauss got much money from it.
答案 36-40 FADCE
There are some English expressions about birds. For examples, if something is for the birds, it is worthless or not very interesting. Someone who eats like a bird eats very little. And a birds-eye view is a general look at an area from above.
Do you know that if you tell a Young person about the birds and the bees you are explaining about sex and birth? Have you ever observed that birds of a feather flock together? In other Words, people who are similar became friends or do things together. Here is some good advice: a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. This means you should not risk loving something you have by trying to get more of something you do not have.
Sometimes you can do two things by performing only one action. This is called killing two birds with one stone. But you would never really kill any birds. You love a11 kinds of animals. This is a real feather in your cap. It is something to be proud of.
Most of the people you work with are early birds. They believe that the early bird catches the worm. They think that a person who gets up early in the morning for work has the best chance of success.
32. What will we use when picturing our school from the sky?
A. Eating like a bird B. it's a birds-eye view
C. Birds of a feather flock together D. Killing two birds with one stone.
33. If someone says "Education about the birds and the bees is important.", he means .
A. we should learn knowledge about birds and bees.
B. we should teach the young not to kill birds and bees.
C. the sex and birth education for the young is of great importance.
D. birds and bees are important for the future of human beings.
34. Why are some people called early birds?
A. Because a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.