FACULDADE REGIONAL DA BAHIA – UNIRB
Curso: Engenharia Química e Ambiental Sanitária
Disciplina: Inglês Técnico
Nome: Fernanda Alves Data: 08/12/12 Score:_____
Avaliação # 2
My fellow citizens
I'm here today humbly before the task ahead of us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne byour ancestors. I thank President Bush for the services rendered to the nation, as well as the generosity and cooperation he has shown throughout this transition.
Today I say to you that the challenges we face are real. They are serious and they are many. They will not be easily resolved or in a short period of time. But know this, America - they will be resolved.
On this day, we gather becausewe have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord.
On this day, we proclaim an end to the petty feelings and false promises, the recriminations and worn out dogmas, that for so long have strangled our politics.
We remain a young nation, but in the words of scripture, the time has come to set aside childish things. The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; tochoose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea, passed on from generation to generation: the God-given promise that all are equal, all are free and all deserve a opportunity to pursue their full measure of happiness.
In reaffirming the greatness of our nation, we understand that greatness is never a given. It must be earned. Our journey has never been one to takeshortcuts or settling for less of us. There was a path for the faint-hearted - for those who prefer leisure over work, or seek only the pleasures of riches and fame. Were mainly those who take risks, who do things - some celebrated but more often men and women obscure in their labor, who have carried us up the long, rugged path towards prosperity and freedom.
For us, they packed up their fewworldly possessions and traveled across oceans in search of a new life.
For us, they sweated in the workshops and settled the West; endured sharp whip and plowed the hard earth.
For us, they fought and died, in places like Concord and Gettysburg, Normandy and Khe Sahn.
Tirelessly, these men and women struggled and sacrificed and worked till their hands grating so we could have a better life.They saw America as something greater than the sum of our individual ambitions, greater than all the differences of birth or wealth or faction.
This is the journey we continue today. We remain the most prosperous, powerful nation on Earth. Our workers are no less productive than when this crisis began. Our minds are no less inventive, our goods and services no less needed than they were lastweek or last month or last year. Our capacity remains large. But our time of repudiating changes, protecting narrow interests and stave off unpleasant decisions - that time has surely passed. Starting today, we must rebuild, dust and begin again the work of remaking America.
...To Everywhere we look there is work to be done. The state of the economy calls for action, bold and swift, and we willact not only to create new jobs, but lay a new foundation for growth. We will build the roads and bridges, the electric grids and digital lines that feed our commerce and bind us together. We will restore science to its rightful place and use the wonders of technology to improve the quality of health services and reduce their costs. We will harness the sun and the winds and the soil to move ourcars and factories. And we will transform our schools and colleges and universities to meet the demands of a new age. All this we can do. And all this we will do.
So let us mark this day with remembrance, of who we are and the long road we have traveled. In the year of America's birth, in the coldest of months, a small band of patriots huddled along the weak campfires on the shores of an icy...