The 2010 FIFA World Cup will be the 19th FIFA World Cup, an international tournament for football, that is scheduled to take place between 11 June and 11 July 2010 in South Africa. It will be the first time that the tournament has been hosted by a nation in the Confederation of African Football, leaving the Oceania Football Confederation as the only FIFA Confederation never to have hosted the event.
Africa was chosen as the host for the 2010 World Cup as part of a new policy to rotate the event between football confederations (This policy was later revoked in October of 2007). Five African nations placed bids to host the 2010 World Cup:
* Flag of Egypt Egypt
* Flag of Libya Libya / Flag of Tunisia Tunisia (co-hosting)
* Flag of Morocco Morocco
* Flag of South Africa South Africa
Following the decision of the FIFA Executive Committee not to allow co-hosted tournaments, Tunisia withdrew from the bidding process. The committee also decided not to consider Libya's solo bid as it no longer met all the stipulations laid down in the official List of Requirements.
After one round of voting, the winning bid was announced by FIFA president Sepp Blatter at a media conference on May 15, 2004 in Zurich. South Africa was awarded the rights to host the tournament, defeating Morocco and Egypt.
1. Flag of South Africa South Africa, 14 votes
2. Flag of Morocco Morocco, 10 votes
3. Flag of Egypt Egypt, 0 votes
Flag of Tunisia Tunisia withdrew on May 8, 2004 after joint bidding was not allowed
Flag of Libya Libya was rejected: bid did not meet the list of requirements and joint bidding was not allowed
As the host nation, South Africa qualifies automatically. However, South Africa are the first hosts since 1934 to participate in World Cup qualifiers. This is because the CAF qualifiers will also serve as the qualifying tournament for the 2010 African Cup of Nations, for which South Africa must qualify separately. Since 2002 the defending champions no longer qualify automatically.
The preliminary draw for the 2010 World Cup was held in Durban, South Africa on 25 November 2007.
In 2005, the organizers released a provisional list of thirteen venues to be used for the World Cup: Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg (two), Kimberley, Nelspruit, Orkney, Polokwane, Port Elizabeth, Pretoria (two), and Rustenburg.
【History of the FIFA World Cup】（历史）
No other sporting event captures the world's imagination like the FIFA World Cup. Ever since the first tentative competition in Uruguay in 1930, FIFA's (Fédération Internationale de Football Association)
Narrator: A long long time ago, in a kingdom called X,lived a king and his family, with many servants, but the king and queen had nochildren.
Queen (praying) : Oh God, please give me a baby whoseskin is as white as snow and lips asred as blood. P.S. I want a boy!.
Narrator: So the god heard the queen’s prayer, and sent the queen a baby.
The queen exclaimed: Oh honey, come look quickly, this isheavens gift to us.
King : Oh my god, what a beautiful child, dear, let’sname her XX
Queen rejected: No, I think XX sounds better
King reached out his hand: all right then, let’s settlethis the usual way
Queen and King: Rock, Paper, Scissors!
Queen dancing about looking at the child: Oh yeah, dearXX, your name shall be fromnow on XX.
The king announces: To celebrate my getting a child at anold age, I will invite all my people to come, and we will feast for three daysand three nights.
A treasurer cried: your highnest, we want our salary!
King (in deep thinking) : I think let’s just invite thosepeople of importance.
Narrator: So, the King and queen invited “the thirteenth fairy”for the purification of the princess. (这句没翻译出来，不好意思)
Fairy 1: I give the little princess incomparable beautyas mine.
Fairy 2: I give the little princess incomparable wisdomas mine
Fairy3: I give the little princess in…incomparable elo…eloquence
Fairy 4: I give the little princess a kind spirit asmine, o ho ho
Fairy 5: I give the little princess….
Narrator: Right when the last fairy was ready to give herblessings
Unknown 1: to protect the world fromdevastation
Unknown 2: To unite all people with in our nations
12 hugging together: We are the x shuttling in xyz!!
Unknown 1(reaching out arms in hope of something) “Blackhole, A black tomorrowawaits for us.
Narrator (afraid): Oh no, the evil witch has appeared!
Witch: Such a great feast and yet you didn’t invite me,the most charming handsome witchin the universe!
Kings: Um, that’s because your greatness keep on moving,so…
Witch: There’s no use explaining, Since everyone hasgiven the little prince a gift, I’ll give her mine, too. The little princessshall live care-free, until her 16th birthday, on that day she willbe choked to death by a banana, muhaha, choked to death.
Narrator: Wait a moment, shouldn’t it be a pricked by a spinning wheel?
Witch: Do you have a spinning wheel in you house?
Witch: That was ancient, it’s time to change things up a little bit.
Witch (threatening): I said choked and it will be choked,if you say anything more, I’ll bite you to death.
Narrator(with great agony) : so, the little princess thusgot cursed by the wicked witch.
Witch(merrily): You’re the wind and, I’m the sand, boundtogether, through the earth. (exit)
King and Quuen(worried): what shall we do, our poor babyhas been cursed!
Fairy13: please don’t worry, I haven’t given my blessingsyet.
Kings: Why haven’t you?
Fairy 13(shy): Because I was kind of busy
Queen: please break the spell of the witch.
Fairy13: alright, here’s my blessing: On the little princess sixteenth birthdayshe’ll be choked by a banana, but shewon’t die, she’ll fall asleep, until a prince who truly loves her shall appear and kiss her,then will the little princess awake, and live happily ever after.
King: why don’t you just break the spell?
Fairy 13: Because this is more romantic.
Narrator: Violent scene, please ignore. Time flies, andthe princes is 16. She’s beautiful and kind, model for all wives.
Princess: I’ve never seen it before, just let me taste itplease oh please!
Witch: give me money and I’ll give it to you! Or else nodeal!
Princess: what! Can’t you see I’m so poo? Look whatbeautiful skin, fit body, and dark hair you have, could you just give it to me,please oh please? You’re the best.
Witch(appear to be making a great sacrifice): alrightthen.
Princess: yeah, so simple minded, so easily tricked.
Narrator: the princess took a bite of the banana, andright as she bit it
Witch’s maid: Mouse!
Narrator: After a loud scream, the princesswas choked by the banana, and fell down slowly. And since then, day after day,flowers around the princess bloomed and faded, grass grew and died, few hundredyears passed by, and the place turned into a big garden.
1）The/This (piece of) light music reminds us of the happy times (which/that) we spent together.
2）If you have difficulty (in) learning English, you had better ask your teacher (for help).
注：/ 表示可以任意选用其一；（ ）表示可以省略不写。
3. wisdom n.智慧
没有hope sb to do sth的短语，有wish sb to do sth
固定结构spent some time (in) doing sth，in可以省略
固定搭配the answer to the question，意思是“问题的答案”
Our feelings are affected by the weather sometimes.
The teacher was satisfied/happy with our performance.
Do you know (that) blue stands for sadness/sorrow?
He is afraid to go out alone at night.
Good friends should share happiness and sadness/sorrow.
You won't realize/realise the importance of water until you see the film/movie.
When I had finished watching the movie,I was excited and wanted to watch it again.Wheather the figures and details or the spirit that the music conveyed to."Hope is dangerous" Red had ever said,But Andy has always sticked to it.He didn’t cry when he was thrown into prison though he was innocent. On contrary, he found ways to kill long time to escape. He helped the head of the prison do the illegal things in order to gain some freedom. He rebuilt a library and helped the other prisoners. All the prisoners liked him, for he helped them find hope again. Perhaps it was time to escape, in a lightening and thundering night, he escaped from the prison through the hole he had dug for twenty years . He was free eventually .
I like Andy ,for his talent and his wisedom . And the most important thing that I like is his spirit—never giving up.