A.In spite of
A、express your regret
B、verify the facts
Joe saw that it was a spaceship.The spaceship landed in a field quickly. The door of the spaceship opened and two
strange beings climbed out.②They seemed to be half man and half bird.Joe was afraid of them. He tried to run away.
But the spacemen walked towards him, picked him up and carried him into the spaceship. They put wires(电线) from
a machine onto his head and they could speak to him in English.
They asked him some questions about the earth. "We are from Venus," they said, "but it's getting very hot there. A
lot of our people are dying and we don't have much time left. We are trying to find a new home."
After some time they③freedJoe and at last the spaceship took off and could not be seen again. Joe told his friends
about the spaceship, but no one believed his story.
"You'll believe me one day," Joe told them. "The spaceman will come back..."
3. According to the conversation between Joe and the aliens, what do we know about Venus？
B. paid no money
C. took away
(1) Some people _____ in everlasting life after death.
(2)The girls are _____ of going out at night.
We can see how the product life cycle works by looking at the introduction of instant coffee.When it was introduced,most people did not like it as well as "regular" coffee and it took several years to gain general acceptance (introduction stage). At one point,though,instant coffee grew rapidly in popularity and many brands were introduced (stage of rapid growth)．. After a while people became attached to one brand,sales leveled off (stage of maturity). Sales went into a slight decline (衰退) when freeze dried coffees were introduced (stage of decline). The importance of the product life cycle to marketers is this:Different stages in the product life cycle call for different strategies.The goal is to extend product life so that sales and profits do not decline.One strategy is called market modification.It means that marketing managers look for new users and market sections.Did you know,for example,that the backpacks that so many students carry today were originally designed for the military? Market modification also means searching for increased usage among present customers or going for a different market,such as senior citizens.A marketer may re－position the product to appeal to new
market sections. Another product extension strategy is called product modification.It involves changing product quality,features,or style to attract new users or more usage from present users.American auto manufacturers are using quality improvement as one way to recapture (夺回) world markets.Note,also,how auto manufacturers once changed styles dramatically from year to year to keep demand from falling.