《每日英语》电子报总第572期-01.15
 

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【总第572期】
 ::每日一词:: 
 

cycle  (n.) 周期;循环

mammal  (n.) 哺乳动物

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Birth and death are all part of the same cycle.
生和死都是同一个循环的一部份。

Humans and whales are mammals.
人类和鲸鱼都是哺乳类动物。

 
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I have a particular aversion to fishing.

我特别不喜欢钓鱼。

I have a particular aversion/dislike…我特别不喜欢…例:I have a particular dislike of onions.我特别不喜欢洋葱。

 
 ::每日对话:: 

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Finding their seats
Bryan: I think these are our seats. Look, these are the right place cards.
Yi-jun: [Sitting down] Wow! Look at these wine glasses. They have Cath and Rich's names on them and everything!
Bryan: Yi-jun, those are wedding favors. You can take them home with you.
Yi-jun: Really! That's so nice! Oh, wait, Taylor's going up.
Bryan: What's wrong with him? Oh, my God! He passed out!
Yi-jun: That's so embarrassing!

(续上期,待续)

在找他们的座位
布莱恩:我想这就是我们的座位了。看,这几张正是我们的座次牌。
怡 君:(坐下)哇!看看这些酒杯。每件东西都印有卡西和李奇的名字耶!
布莱恩:怡君,那些是参加婚礼的小礼物。你可以把它们带回家。
怡 君:真的!太好了!喔,等等,泰勒上去了。
布莱恩:他怎么搞的?喔,天啊!他昏倒了!
怡 君:那真是太糗了!



重点解说:

1、 place card 座次牌。许多美式婚宴都会事先为宾客排好座位,放在该宾客预定就座的席位上
2、 favor (n.) (宴会上赠予客人的)小礼物
3、 pass out 昏倒

 
 
 ::每日一译:: 

1.我百分之百地同意你。

2.在中国,大龄未婚人口中,85%为30岁至44岁的男性。

3.去年,这个地区种小麦土地面积增加到全地区耕地面积的五分之三。

4.1949年以前,中国几世同堂的大家庭占总户数的60%以上。

5.The population which is expanding too quickly poses a sharp contradiction to
economic and social development, the utilization of resources and environmental protection, places a serious constraint on China's economic and social development, and drags improvement of livelihood and the quality of the people.(英译汉)


昨日参考:

1. This tendency has been noticed by the concerning departments.

2. The workers demanded the same wage and the same treatment! There must be no discrimination.

3. I’ll bring up your children as if they were my own。

4. Many children lost their parents within seconds and became orphans in China Wenchuan earthquake.

5. Since my sophomore year, I have worked as a part-time tour guide in two travel agencies during summer holidays, Labor Day and National Day holidays.

6.First, he imparts the advanced scientific and technological theories to his students in his teaching; second ,he fosters his students with the ability to analyze and solve problems independently through his teaching; third,he lays emphasis on the patriotic education in his teaching.(英译汉)
首先,他在教学中向学生传授先进科学技术理论。其次,他在教学中培养学生独立分析、解决问题的能力。第三,他在教学中突出爱国主义教育。



翻译没有标准答案,我们所给的都是参考答案,比如说很多动词都可以用一些同义词或者是词组来代替.这些都是要靠我们平时自己不断的积累.


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 ::每日一图:: 

Coral Reef, Australia, 2001

The serene blues and greens of a coral reef blend in with waters off Australia. Corals live in tropical waters throughout the world, generally close to the surface where the sun's rays can reach the algae. While corals get most of their nutrients from the byproducts of the algae's photosynthesis, they also have barbed, venomous tentacles they can stick out, usually at night, to grab zooplankton and even small fish.

 
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Bush Holds Final Cabinet Meeting
布什召开最后一次内阁会议

U.S. President George Bush says he is leaving office with a record of accomplishment, and says he is going back to Texas with his head held high. Mr. Bush spoke during a farewell meeting with his Cabinet.

 

美国总统布什在和他的内阁成员举行告别会议时说,他是在很有成就的情况下离任的,并说他将以高昂的姿态返回德州。

Applause was heard from the Cabinet meeting room at the White House as the session came to an end.

 

当会议即将结束时,内阁会议厅传来了掌声。

When reporters walked in a minute or so later, the president was offering his thanks to all those who have served during his eight years in office.

 

当记者过了大约一分钟之后走入会议室时,布什总统正在向在他八年任期内服务过的阁员们一一致谢。

"This administration has had a good and solid record and I am very proud of it. I tell people that I leave town with a great sense of accomplishment and my head held high," Mr. Bush said.

 

他说:“这个政府有很好且很坚实的记录,我对此感到非常骄傲。我告诉人们,我带着成就感和骄傲的感情离开这个城市。”

He spoke of progress in areas from education to the environment. But he said the biggest achievement of his administration has been keeping America safe.

 

他从教育谈到环保等议题。不过他说,他任内最大的成就,就是保卫美国的安全。

"Most of all, we protected this country from harm. And we did so by providing tools for our professionals as well as asking our military to do hard work which they have done time and time again," Mr. Bush said.

 

“最主要的是我们保护这个国家不受伤害。我们提供政府专业人员必要的工具,并要求军方艰苦努力,而他们也一再这么做了。”

As he spoke, members of the incoming Obama administration were at the White House for an unprecedented national security drill.

 

在布什总统讲话的同时,即将就职的奥巴马政府官员在白宫进行前所未有的国家安全演习。

Working with officials from the Bush team, they rehearsed how the United States would handle a hypothetical terrorist attack.

 

他们同布什团队合作,演习了美国如何应付假想的恐怖袭击。

The exercise is part of an ongoing effort to make the transition from one president to the next as seamless as possible.

 

交接权力的双方目前正在设法使这个过程做到天衣无缝。这次演习就是这些活动的一部分。

President Bush's chief of staff, Josh Bolten, says much is at stake.

 

布什的白宫办公厅主任乔希.博尔顿说,许多问题关系重大。

"As Republicans and Democrats, we disagree on a lot of policy issues but we agree completely that we want this new team to be as successful as they possibly can be especially in the areas of national and homeland security," Bolten said.

 

“共和党人与民主党人在许多政策问题上意见分歧,不过我们都希望看到这个新团队尽可能地获得成功,尤其是在国家及国土安全的目标上。这是双方完全同意的。”

Incoming Obama chief of staff Rahm Emmanuel agrees.

"There is no higher task to any administration than protecting the American people," Emmanuel said.

This is the first change of administration since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. And while similar exercises are held throughout the year for government officials, this is the first time teams from the incoming and outgoing administrations have held a joint drill.

 

这是自美国2001年9月11号遭到恐怖攻击以来首度政权移交。即便政府官员整年都在举行这样的演习,但是卸任和接任的政府举行联合演习还是第一次。

 
 ::每日一曲:: 

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为你写的歌sing a long song

最近开始熟悉方大同...

听着不一样的调调,很喜欢的感觉...

新的一年来了...

有很多很多要重新计划的事情...

再忙的时候也记得来每日一歌哦...

为你写的歌----送给每位支持每日英语的网友们...

新的一年万事如意...

首波主打英文单曲《Sing A Long Song》,延续上张专辑中的《Love Song》的风格,方大同解释说:“我创作这首歌的概念是想要为心爱的人写歌,我想将思念之情透过歌曲来传达给对方。在这歌曲中有邀请对方一起唱,这样就能让一首简单的情歌能永久的传唱。像很多经典情歌一样,永久的传唱。”

口碑型创作歌手积累到了某一个地步,必然要转向更广大的受众层面表达自我,只是早晚。总体来说,《橙月》作为方大同一张面对整个华语地区的试水之作,将其首次推到流行乐坛的风口浪尖。是从创作才子一举封神成为小天王,成败在此一举。

艺人:方大同

唱片:橙月

厂牌:华纳

时间:2008年12月19日

1 Sing a long song (英文版)

2 小小虫

3 1234567

4 黑白

5 如果爱

6 黑洞里

7 三人游

8 每个人都会 (song for Cartier 'Love Project')

9 100种表情

10 爱我吧

11 为你写的歌 (Sing a long song 国语版)

【音乐背景】
第四张创作专辑《橙月Orange Moon》,除了保留方大同原创的R&B风格,也提升了词和曲在本质上提供听者情绪抒发的感动力。你听着方大同唱歌,慢慢的你会跟着哼唱起来,最后你会发觉自己和方大同有一样的共鸣,一样的故事,一样的感动;专辑里多首曲目,会令得你充分的感同身受。

【音乐特色】
口碑型创作歌手积累到了某一个地步,必然要转向更广大的受众层面表达自我,只是早晚。因此,开宗明义,打开这张专辑的第一首歌就仿佛表明心意:要sing along,要唱和。在年初他便提起要让下一张专辑更加easy listening。在五月参与卡地亚的crossover,交出《每个人都会》,就仿佛是一次缓冲。到这里,我们就不消质疑,为什么前三张专辑里的那些随性起舞和高高低低键盘声,遍布全碟的装饰音在《橙月》里都悄悄缓和,甚至失去踪迹。

大家好才是真的好,方同学自己也是想通了。《橙月》比以往更阳光更连贯具亲和力,不再是一两首主打+炫技唱功秀的格局。过于繁复的编曲听着头大并不讨巧,所以就被简练的方式取代了。早前曝光的《每个人都会》《如果爱》就很有当年周董的风范,轻快清新,抓人的动听。前者完全是旋律 节奏唱主导,完全不费力的就可以成为KTV冠军。

不过这张专辑仍是保持水准之作,甚至可以说是方大同四张中整体性最成熟的一张,而且至少有五首歌以上是可以用“非常好听”来下结论的。

【主打歌鉴别】
《sing a long song》:这首复古大作可以看做是他向偶像Stevie Wonder的致敬曲目,中文版的《为你写首歌》也让熟悉《LOVE SONG》的人并不陌生。

《1234567》:有条不紊的吉他和弦,安可一样的鼓点声,到后来big band式样的爵士乐器交织。

《爱我吧》:犹如黑白电影一样华丽的气氛烘托,听觉上极力贴近亚洲人习惯审美,将许多花样收起。

《如果爱》:像是新版的《可爱女人》,演奏是复古的,发挥是即兴的,感觉却还是邻家男孩那种小情小爱小害羞,连填词的都是如假包换的徐若瑄。

特色一:音乐优美浪漫。
可以说这是方大同四张中整体性最成熟的一张,至少有五首以上是可以用“非常好听”来下结论的。一直以来大同的曲好听却不是口水歌那种顺理成章的好听,但在这张专辑中很明显变得简单、流畅起来。

特色二:旋律好听好唱。
《橙月》比以往更阳光更连贯具亲和力,不再是一两首主打+炫技唱功秀的格局。过于繁复的编曲听着头大并不讨巧,所以就被简练的方式取代了,很多歌曲完全不费力的就可以成为KTV冠军。

特色三:个性纯真可爱。
是从创作才子一举封神成为小天王,都落在了这十一首歌的市场反应上。音乐本身自然不是障碍,障碍大约是他长得不够帅,拍封面不露肌肉,报上没有他和天后沸沸扬扬的感情纠葛。他有的只有他的老少咸宜,他的纯真。


I wrote this song
It's not too long
Cause I'm thinking about you
I wrote this song
Maybe I'm wrong
to be called all about you
I don't know what you think about me
Maybe you think nothing at all
But,maybe you could just lie to me
We could be in love, you see
Let's sing a long song
that not too long
It's when I think about you then I hear song
and you can sing alone
Maybe if you won't want to
Cause baby i wrote,i wrote this for you
I wrote this song
It's not too long
cause I'm the one who loves you
i wrote this song
this can't be wrong
I don't wanna smile without you
I just want to make you happy
Maybe you want nothing at all
How I wish that you are mean to be
forever and the day with me
Sing a long song
that not too long
It's when I think about you then I hear song
and you can sing alone
Maybe if you don't want to
Cause baby i wrote,i wrote this for you
In every way, you mean more to me
then you love more
Girl, I do my best to show these words are true
And if you like to make a song in the perfect
harmony with me
I find the greatest words to sing
so we could write our own romantic thing


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