Life Lessons From China’s Top Businessman

超狂淘寶創辦人──馬雲

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出版時間:2018/09/03
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Today, millions of people look up to Jack Ma. As the founder of Alibaba, he is one of the world’s richest people. He was not always on top, though, and few people realize how hard Ma worked to become successful.
Although Ma worked hard in the classroom, he was not a top student. He failed his school exams several times before he was accepted into college. After he graduated, Ma had trouble finding a job. Thirty different companies turned him down, and he could not even get a job at a fast-food restaurant.

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今日,數百萬人都很敬佩馬雲。身為阿里巴巴集團的創辦人,他是世上最富有的人之一。但是,他並非一直高高在上,很少人知道馬雲是付出多少努力才能出人頭地。
雖然馬雲在班上很用功,但他並非頂尖學生。在他考上大學前,他高考(也就是大學入學考試)也多次落榜。畢業後,馬雲很難找到工作。三十間不同的公司都拒絕了他,甚至連速食店都不用他。

生活必備字詞

look up to sb  尊敬╱仰慕某人
Kevin is a role model for us to look up to.
realize vt.知曉,了解
When Jenny realized she was lost, she went up to a stranger and asked
for help.
turn...down / turn down...  拒絕..
Jane turned down Paul’s invitation to the party.

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本文節錄自《常春藤生活英語》雜誌,完整內容請見九月號。

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