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More than 200 years ago, Mozart sought supporters to help pay for the cost of his concerts. Today, both new and famous artists can do the same. They can share their projects on Kickstarter, a website where creators find supporters and raise funds.

supporter:支持者
creator:創設者、創作者
fund:資助、資金、為…提供資金

Since Kickstarter began in 2009, more than 5 million supporters have funded more than 60,000 projects. Projects range from films and video games to music and technology. Creators have complete control over and responsibility for their projects.

range from … to …:範圍從…到…
responsibility:責任

Supporters can pledge as little as one dollar or as much as $10,000. In return, creators thank them with special rewards. Offering $20 might lead to copies of a finished book. Offering $10,000 could result in a private concert.

pledge:保證、承諾、誓言
in return:回報、交換
lead to:導致…後果

Last year two Kickstarter-funded projects were especially successful. The film Inocente, about a homeless female artist, won an Academy Award. And the ArduSat project launched a satellite into space! When it comes to Kickstarter, it seems the sky really is the limit!

homeless:無家可歸的
Academy Award:奧斯卡金像獎
launch:發射、推出、發動、開展重大活動
satellite:衛星
the sky is the limit:沒有界線、沒有限制


文法:
as little as
… or as much as …(少則…多則…)

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