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残疾女孩有幸进入牛津大学添加文本

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  Disabled Hero wins Oxford1 place
A severely2 handicapped teenager who cannot walk, talk or hold a paintbrush has won a place at Oxford to study fine art.
Hero Joy Nightingale, 16, who communicates through hand movements, is to be given assistants to paint and sculpt3 on her behalf. Her mother Pauline Reid 'translated' for her daughter during interviews for the place at Magdalen College.
The teenager is the most severely handicapped student ever to be granted a place at Oxford. She suffers from 'locked-in syndrome4', a profound apraxia caused by brain damage that renders her body useless and her voice mute.
She is unlikely ever to be able to walk, feed or care for herself but, thanks to the efforts of her mother, she can communicate. When Hero was four, Pauline devised a complicated system of hand gestures that equate5 to the alphabet.
By dictating6 to her mother, Hero has created an internet magazine, From the Window, which contains articles by George Carey, Melvyn Bragg, Margaret Atwood and Kofi Annan - all of whom she has cajoled into writing for her.
A spokesperson for Oxford said: 'The university welcomes applications from students with disabilities. In cases where students are profoundly disabled, there may be many issues that need to be carefully addressed before an individual can take up a place, such as establishing how the student can best be taught and examined.'
Hero, who suffers almost daily epileptic fits and has a hole in her heart, has not attended school since she was six. She has been taught at home by her mother and father, the pro-vice chancellor7 of Kent University.
Peter Giles, her art tutor until last year, said she has a genuine talent for art. 'She is ferociously8 gifted. We would sit together and her mother would grab her daughter's hand and then we would begin work,' he said.
Together, they built several modern sculptures from plaster and metal. 'The instructions would take a while to decipher. But eventually, they would come, and eventually make sense.'
Hero's classes will be held at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art.
Magdalen alumni include William Hague, Seamus Heaney and Oscar Wilde.


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1 Oxford Wmmz0a     
n.牛津(英国城市)
参考例句:
  • At present he has become a Professor of Chemistry at Oxford.他现在已是牛津大学的化学教授了。
  • This is where the road to Oxford joins the road to London.这是去牛津的路与去伦敦的路的汇合处。
2 severely SiCzmk     
adv.严格地;严厉地;非常恶劣地
参考例句:
  • He was severely criticized and removed from his post.他受到了严厉的批评并且被撤了职。
  • He is severely put down for his careless work.他因工作上的粗心大意而受到了严厉的批评。
3 sculpt TZux2     
n.雕刻,雕塑,雕刻品,雕塑品
参考例句:
  • When I sculpt,my style is expressionistic.我的雕刻风格是表现主义。
  • Then,sculpt the remaining fringe parting.然后雕刻剩余的边缘部分。
4 syndrome uqBwu     
n.综合病症;并存特性
参考例句:
  • The Institute says that an unidentified virus is to blame for the syndrome. 该研究所表示,引起这种综合症的是一种尚未确认的病毒。
  • Results indicated that 11 fetuses had Down syndrome. 结果表明有11个胎儿患有唐氏综合征。
5 equate NolxH     
v.同等看待,使相等
参考例句:
  • You can't equate passing examination and being intelligent.你不能把考试及格看成是聪明。
  • You cannot equate his poems with his plays.你不可以把他的诗歌和他的剧本相提并论。
6 dictating 9b59a64fc77acba89b2fa4a927b010fe     
v.大声讲或读( dictate的现在分词 );口授;支配;摆布
参考例句:
  • The manager was dictating a letter to the secretary. 经理在向秘书口授信稿。 来自辞典例句
  • Her face is impassive as she listens to Miller dictating the warrant for her arrest. 她毫无表情地在听米勒口述拘留她的证书。 来自辞典例句
7 chancellor aUAyA     
n.(英)大臣;法官;(德、奥)总理;大学校长
参考例句:
  • They submitted their reports to the Chancellor yesterday.他们昨天向财政大臣递交了报告。
  • He was regarded as the most successful Chancellor of modern times.他被认为是现代最成功的财政大臣。
8 ferociously e84ae4b9f07eeb9fbd44e3c2c7b272c5     
野蛮地,残忍地
参考例句:
  • The buck shook his antlers ferociously. 那雄鹿猛烈地摇动他的鹿角。
  • At intervals, he gritted his teeth ferociously. 他不时狠狠的轧平。
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