Lesson Three. Michael Dell’s Two-Billion-Dollar Dream. Pre-class question:. What do you know about Michael Dell ?. Warming-up expressions.
The company became successful enough that Dell dropped out of college at the age of 19 to run the business full-time. In 1987, PC's Limited changed its name to Dell Computer Corporation, and in 2003, Dell, Inc.
The company became the most profitable PC manufacturer in the world, with sales of $35 billion and profits of $2 billion in 2002.
Even when a teenager he already vows to compete with IBM. It is this goal that that gives him the strength and courage to strive so hard.
Para 1-3: A childhood anecdote of Dell.
Para.4—9: Introduction to Dell, his peculiarities and pre-university success in business.
Para.10—28: Dell established his successful business when he was still in college.
Para.29—last: Dell’s present life and his emphasis on the will to success.
1.put together :to construct; create:2. Put up: to provide lodgings for 3. Put across: to state so asto be understoodclearly or accepted readily 4. Put forth:to offer for consideration 5.put forward: to propose for consideration 6.put in: to introduce, as in conversation 7. Put off :to delay; postpone 8. put on:to assume affectedly 9: put through: to make a telephone connection for 10: put up with:to endure without complaint:
He ran down the steps to the pool terrace and plunged in.
A soldier plunged a bayonet into his body.
The government’s political and economic reforms threaten to plunge the country into chaos.
His sudden plunge into the field of international diplomacy is a major surprise.
Shares have plunged from $17 to $7.
If you have decided to buy shares, now could be the time to take the plunge.
(do sth. difficult or risky)
Grammar: come September(p.19)
subjunctive mood, inverted sentence.
Come you may, things would not change.
---Thus began my second life.
--- Now comes your turn.
--- Here she comes.
---Out he rushed.
Worth: worth $5; six dollar worth of potato chips; a week’s worth of food; worth a visit
worth (doing) sth.
worth one’s while 值得努力
worthy of (doing) sth. worthy of consideration
A worthy person/thing: approved of by society and considered to morally respectable or correct 值得尊敬
A subsidiary occupation 副业
A subsidiary stream
A subsidiary factory
A subsidiary payment补贴费
Affiliate: as a member; officially connected;下属机构;成员;附属电台
The World Chess Foundation has ~s in around 120 nations.
to aid sb. in
e.g He aids me in my work.
to aid sb to do sth
to give aid
to offer/provide aid
to come to sb’s aid
Bridge Game The card game bridge has long been popular as a social activity. There are three main varieties of the game: auction bridge, contract bridge, and duplicate bridge. All are played by two teams of two players each.
United Nations 联合国
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization联合国教科文组织
World Health Organization 世界卫生组织
World Trade Organization世界贸易组织
Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries 石油输出国组织
The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development 经济合作与发展组织[欧洲]
International Monetary Fund 国际货币基金组织
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
European Union 欧洲同盟
United Kingdom 联合王国
People‘s Republic of China中华人民共和国
Gross National Product 国民生产总值
Gross Domestic Product 国内生产总值
International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation 国际电话电报公司[美]
General Motors Corporation 通用汽车公司[美]
Federal Bureau of Investigation (美国)联邦调查局
Central Intelligence Agency 中央情报局[美]
China Central Television中国中央电视台
Voice of America ,美国之音
British Broadcasting Corporation英国广播公司
Columbia Broadcasting System哥仑比亚广播系统([美]
World War Two 第二次世界大战
Greenwich Mean Time 格林尼治标准时间
unidentified flying object 不明飞行物
North American Free Trade Agreement
United Press International合众国际社
Japan Air Lines, 日本航空公司
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
University of California at Los Angeles
United States 美国
Hong Kong 香港
公元 (Anno Domini)
Before Christ 公元前
National Aeronautics and Space Administration