再和大家强调一下：2019英语专四听力理解Section A: Talk本部分由一个500个单词的微型讲座(mini-lecture)和一项填空任务组成。要求学生边听边做笔记，然后完成填空任务。考试时间10分钟。本部分共10道填空题。
[00:01.42]SECTION A TALK
[00:03.79]In this section you will hear a talk.
[00:07.11]You will hear the talk ONCE ONLY.
[00:11.53]you may look at ANSWER SHEET ONE
[00:13.95]and write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each gap.
[00:18.37]Make sure the word(s) you fill in
[00:21.39]is (are) both grammatically and semantically acceptable.
[00:27.03]You may use the blank sheet for note-taking.
[00:30.95]You have THIRTY seconds to preview the gap-filling task.
[01:05.97]Now listen to the talk.
[01:08.29]When it is over, you will be given
[01:10.56]TWO minutes to complete your work.
[01:16.41]Harvard president's address: a different life
[01:21.68]Many of you must wonder what campus life
[01:23.56]would be like in a world so different from your high school,
[01:26.93]and in a world and living situation
[01:29.19]so different from that of your family home.
[01:31.96]I hope you will come to understand
[01:34.02]the most important about this university-
[01:36.99]that it is a center of new and original ideas.
[01:40.76]And it is ideas that are ultimately most important in this world.
[01:45.08]I read this summer about how the great jurist,
[01:48.20]Oliver Wendell Holmes
[01:49.51]said that he had been "set on fire in his freshman year
[01:52.92]by reading the essays of Emerson."
[01:55.24]If I had but one wish for each of you,
[01:57.79]it is that in the years ahead you be set on fire,
[02:01.60]that your mind be captured by some set of external questions,
[02:05.35]by some area of human understanding;
[02:07.52]that you develop a passion for understanding, for progressing,
[02:11.66]that is so central to successful people everywhere.
[02:14.92]This University and its faculty have no more important goal
[02:19.35]than helping you in this quest.
[02:21.11]How? It's hard to say. Fires can't be controlled.
[02:25.49]Passions can't be predicted or planned. You are all different.
[02:29.58]But I give this advice:
[02:31.64]First, follow your passion, not your calculation.
[02:35.80]What you will remember of your time here
[02:38.22]will be the special experiences,
[02:40.23]the things that really catch your imagination.
[02:43.27]Choose courses that cohere.
[02:46.08]Follow a program towards your objectives.
[02:48.95]But most importantly, do what catches your imagination.
[02:52.67]If there is something you really want to do,
[02:55.44]some curiosity that you want to pursue,
[02:58.30]make sure that you do it,
[03:00.50]and don't let anything stand in your way.
[03:03.13]Second, approach to the faculty.
[03:06.51]There is no more important responsibility for any of us
[03:09.56]as members of the faculty than teaching and working with you,
[03:13.59]the students of Harvard College.
[03:16.20]One of the former young men--
[03:18.16]I guess he's middle-aged now--
[03:19.97]who's now one of the stars of our Economics Department,
[03:23.13]was at one time a sophomore at Harvard College.
[03:26.21]He approached me and said,
[03:27.77]'Professor Summers, the paper you wrote is really quite good,
[03:31.69]but it has a few mistakes.
[03:33.50]I'd like a job as a research assistant.'
[03:36.32]That led to an enormously productive
[03:38.86]relationship for both of us.
[03:40.91]But I promise you
[03:42.16]that you will find faculty very willing to
[03:44.73]respond to your interests,
[03:46.38]to your curiosity, and to your invitations.
[03:49.63]Do not feel that you are ever wasting anyone's time
[03:53.35]pursuing your curiosity or your interest.
[03:56.51]That is what we are all here for.
[03:59.26]The last thing I would say is focus on ideas.
[04:03.26]This is an extraordinary, rich, and diverse community.
[04:07.53]There are enormous opportunities of all kinds--
[04:10.59]extracurricular, athletic, social.
[04:13.28]Those experiences will have a huge impact on many of you.
[04:17.63]But I hope that none of you will lose sight
[04:19.96]of how special this time in your life is.
[04:23.06]It's a time to learn. It's a time to expose yourself,
[04:27.16]as you likely will only do
[04:28.71]during this period in your lifetime,
[04:30.86]to ideas that are completely different
[04:33.21]from what you have done, what you have seen,
[04:35.86]perhaps even from what you will see.
[04:39.17]You can focus on ideas.
[04:41.63]Remember that faculty is here for you,
[04:44.48]and pursue our passion.
[04:46.58]You, too, can be lighted on fire during your years here.
[04:52.47]Now you have two minutes to complete your work.
[06:57.00]This is the end of Section A TALK.