• Unit 5 Nelson Mandela-a modern hero-Reading
  • ELIAS’ STORY
  • My name is Elias.
  • I am a poor black worker in South Africa.
  • The time when I first met Nelson Mandela was a very difficult period of my life.
  • I was twelve years old.
  • It was in 1952 and Mandela was the black lawyer to whom I went for advice.
  • He offered guidance to poor black people on their legal problems.
  • He was generous with his time,
  • for which I was grateful.
  • I needed his help because I had very little education.
  • I began school at six.
  • The school where I studied for only two years was three kilometres away.
  • I had to leave because my family could not continue to pay the school fees and the bus fare.
  • I could not read or write well.
  • After trying hard,
  • I got a job in a gold mine.
  • However,
  • this was a time when one had got to have a passbook to live in Johannesburg.
  • Sadly I did not have it because I was not born there,
  • and I worried about whether I would become out of work.
  • The day when Nelson Mandela helped me was one of my happiest.
  • He told me how to get the correct papers so I could stay in Johannesburg.
  • I became more hopeful about my future.
  • I never forgot how kind Mandela was,
  • When he organized the ANC Youth League,
  • I joined it as soon as I could.
  • He said:
  • "The last thirty years have seen the greatest number of laws stopping our rights and progress,
  • until today we have reached a stage where we have almost no rights at all.
  • "
  • It was the truth.
  • Black people could not vote or choose their leaders.
  • They could not get the jobs they wanted.
  • The parts of town in which they had to live were decided by white people.
  • The places outside the towns where they were sent to live were the poorest parts of South Africa.
  • No one could grow food there.
  • In fact as Nelson Mandela said:
  • ".
  • .
  • .
  • we were put into a position in which we had either to accept we were less important,
  • or fight the government.
  • We chose to attack the laws.
  • We first broke the law in a way which was peaceful; when this was not allowed.
  • .
  • ,
  • only then did we decide to answer violence with violence.
  • "
  • As a matter of fact,
  • I do not like violence .
  • .
  • .
  • but in 1963 I helped him blow up some government buildings.
  • It was very dangerous because if I was caught I could be put in prison.
  • But I was happy to help because I knew it would help us achieve our dream of making black and white people equal.
人教版高一英语必修1 Unit5 Nelson Mandela听力Mp3下载 Reading
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