Well, it doesn't seem long since we welcomed you to the school on the first day your junior high school careers(生涯)! And here it is time for us, sadly, to say goodbye. Since you came here, you have all grown and changed in many ways.
You are ready now, to face the challenges of the world of senior high. Remember to work hard, just as you have in this school, because in just a few short years you will be ready to think about the future outside school--university, jobs and adult life. Remember, as you grow up, you are going to learn how to make the right decisions for yourself and how to make the best of the exciting chances you have in front of you.
In this school you have all lived daily with people from a different of backgrounds(背景). What have you learn from others? Hopefully patience, an interest in other cultures, the ability to accept people's differences and celebrate these differences.
Most of you will travel in the future, or perhaps study and work in different countries when you are older. The experiences you get from different people at school will be very valuable to you.
Above all, remember, you may make some mistakes, but don't worry. The only bad mistake is one we do not learn from. The senior high courses will be a new beginning and also hard work. But I hope you will all enjoy it very much and come back and see us sometime soon.
I wish you all the very best for the future.
When you're feeling down, the right song can make you smile. It can also calm you down when you're worried. Music may also help make your brain work better. It may even help keep you healthy.
Why does music have these powers? It may be because people's bodies have natural rhythms (节奏). Different kinds of music can influence you in different ways.
Most stores play soft music, because soft music can make people relaxed and stay longer in a shop. And the longer shoppers stay in a store, the more things they buy in it. So, stores try to play soft music to make people buy more things.
For sick people, music can do more than just help them relax. It may help make them get well again. Doctors believe that music is just as important as medicine in treating (治疗)patients.
When you're sick, try to listen to the soft and relaxing music. If you're upset, play a favorite song and tell someone how it makes you feel. A group of sad teenagers shared their favorite songs with each other. Each teen explained why he or she liked the song. After talking about it, the teenagers said they felt better.
Many studies have tried to explain how music affects learning. Don Campbell, an expert on the powers of music, believes music can make people, even babies, smarter, healthier and happier.
Campbell wrote the book The Mozart Effect in 1997. However, not everyone believes the Mozart Effect. And people believe more research is needed to prove that music has these effects.