《每日英语》电子报总第578期-01.23
 

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【总第578期】
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春节24EN放假公告:

中国英语学习网的全体同仁祝广大网友2009年春节愉快!
期间网站内容我们暂时停止更新,但不影响网友在论坛、家园、博客的使用!
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2009年春节放假通知:

根据国务院办公厅国办发明电〔2008〕42号文件《关于2009年部分节假日安排的通知》规定。

2009年春节放假通知规定了春节放假为7天时间,由1月25日(除夕)开始、至1月31日(初六)结束春节放假。

其中:

1月25日(星期日、鼠年农历除夕)为春节放假时间;

1月26日(星期一、牛年农历初一)为春节放假时间;

1月27日(星期二、牛年农历初二)为春节放假时间;

1月28日(星期三、牛年农历初三)为春节放假时间;

1月29日(星期四、牛年农历初四)为春节放假时间;

1月30日(星期五、牛年农历初五)为春节放假时间;

1月31日(星期六、牛年农历初六)为春节放假时间;

注:一共放假7天。其中1月24日(星期六)、2月1日(星期日)两个公休日调至1月29日(星期四)、1月30日(星期五)、1月25日(星期日)公休日调至1月28日(星期三)。

 

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personality  (n.) 个性,性格

extroverted  (a.) 外向的

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The new kindergarten teacher has a sunny personality.
新的幼儿园老师拥有活泼的个性。

He was extroverted and had lots of friends.
他很外向并交了很多朋友。

 
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But now I have a complex about my weight.

但现在我开始担心自己的体重。

I have a complex about…我担心…例:.I have a complex about being late.我担心会迟到。

 
 ::每日对话:: 

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Ron arrives
Ron: Hey all! How's the gang this year? Where's Billy?
Jennifer: He's at the store. We're all anxious to hear about you, Ron. Are you a big boss now?
Ron: That whole plan of starting my own company blew up right in my face.
Jennifer: By the look on your face, I'll guess it's a long story...
Ron: Yeah, one to be told after I've downed a couple of beers. I'm planning to take the civil service test now.
Jennifer: Well, that's very practical of you.

(续上期,待续)

朗抵达
朗:嘿,各位!大伙儿今年如何啊?比利跑哪儿去了?
珍妮花:他去买东西。我们都很想知道你的消息,朗。你现在是大老板了吧?
朗:打算自己开公司的计划,就这么在我眼前垮掉了。
珍妮花:从你脸上的表情看来,我想这故事说来话长……
朗:是呀,这就是我几杯啤酒下肚后要说的事。现在我准备要参加公职人员考试。
珍妮花:嗯,你这个决定蛮实际的。



重点解说:

1、 gang (n.) 一群气味相投的人
2、 anxious (a.) 急切的,渴望的
3、 blow up (口)失败;生气
4、 in someone's face 当着(某人的)面,这里是指Ron ‘眼睁睁地看着’计划就这样失败了
5、 down (v.) 喝下
6、 civil service (集合名词)政府公务、文职人员;civil servant则是单指个别的‘公务员’

 
 
 ::每日一译:: 

1.教育发展速度比较快。

2.他是那种随波逐流的人。

3.吸烟有害于自己,也有害于他人。

4.中国刺绣历史悠久,工艺精湛,深受世界各国人民喜爱。

5.中国六大古都之一的西安每天接待数以万计的来自世界各国和全国各地的游客。

6.The Grand Canal which was dug up over one thousand years ago starts from Northern China’s Beijing, running through Tianjin City, and Hebei, Shandong, Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces,and ends in Eastern China’s Hangzhou.(英译汉)

昨日参考:

1. The stairs which/that lead to the cellar are rather slippery.

2. The man whose opinions I respect most is my father.

3. It's speed that causes accidents, not bad roads.?

4. When it comes to learning free English online, 24EN is one of my must-visit websites everyday.

5. I'd ask you to raise your glass and join me in a toast to the health of all our friends present here.

6.Fear always springs from ignorance.(英译汉)
恐惧源于无知。
spring from突然从...冒出;起源于, 出身于;来自



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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Cliffs and Lighthouse, Waimanalo, Hawaii, 2001

The red-topped lighthouse on Makapu'u Point stands at the end of a long, fence-lined trail in the southeast corner of Hawaii's Oahu island. Built in 1909, Makapu'u Lighthouse is only 46 feet (14 meters) tall, but its light, concentrated by the largest lens in America, can be seen 28 miles (45 kilometers) out at sea.

 
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Obama Strikes Serious Yet Hopeful Tone on Economy
奥巴马称危机中美国经济可以整治

President Barack Obama says America's economy is in crisis but can be repaired. America's 44th president struck a determined, but pragmatic tone, on economic matters in his inaugural address.

 

奥巴马总统表示,美国经济虽然处于危机之中,但可以整治。这位美国第44任总统在他就职典礼的讲话中就经济问题表达了坚定务实的态度。

In his first speech to the nation as president, Barack Obama pledged America will not shrink from or compromise on core ideals when it comes to civil liberties, the rule of law, the quest for peace, and democracy.

 

在他作为总统向全国发表的首次演讲中,奥巴马承诺,美国在涉及民权、法制、追求和平与民主等核心理念上决不会退缩,也不会妥协。

But on economic matters Mr. Obama sought to distance himself from ideological debates on the role of government and the free market that have raged in Washington for decades. He argued that what matters is not the size of government, but rather its effectiveness. He had similar words about the promise and risks of capitalism.

 

但是在经济问题上,奥巴马却努力避开有关政府的角色以及自由市场方面的思想辩论,这个辩论在华盛顿激烈地进行了几十年。奥巴马提出,重要的不是政府的规模有多大,而是它的工作效率有多高。奥巴马对资本主义所带来的希望和风险表达了同样的看法。

"Nor is the question before us whether the market is a force for good or ill," said Mr. Obama. "Its power to generate wealth and expand freedom is unmatched, but this crisis has reminded us that without a watchful eye, the market can spin out of control - and that a nation cannot prosper long when it favors only the prosperous."

 

“我们面对的问题,不是市场力量是正是邪。市场在创造财富和扩大自由方面的威力无可比拟,但是,这个危机提醒我们,如果我们不留心监管,市场就会失控,一个国家如果只偏袒富人,它的繁荣就不会持久。”

The president is inheriting a recession, with rising unemployment and a huge budget deficit. Mr. Obama said America remains the most prosperous nation on earth, with a productive workforce and almost boundless capacity to innovate and generate goods and services. But he said there is work to be done.

 

这一任总统从上届政府手中接过的是经济衰退、失业率上升,以及庞大的预算赤字。不过,奥巴马表示,美国仍是世界上最富裕的国家,它具有高产劳动力大军,在创新以及提供货物和服务方面的能力近乎无穷。但是,奥巴马承认仍有工作要做。

"The state of the economy calls for action, bold and swift, and we will act - not only to create new jobs, but to lay a new foundation for growth," said Mr. Obama. "We will build the roads and bridges, the electric grids and digital lines that feed our commerce and bind us together."

 

他说:“目前的经济状况需要我们采取大胆而迅速的行动,我们必定会采取行动。我们不仅要创造新的工作,也要为发展奠定新的基础。我们要修建道路和桥梁,铺设电缆和数码线路,以配合商业发展,使我们紧密地联系起来。”

"We will restore science to its rightful place, and wield technology's wonders to raise health care's quality and lower its cost. We will harness the sun and the winds and the soil to fuel our cars and run our factories. And we will transform our schools and colleges and universities to meet the demands of a new age," he added.

 

“我们会恢复科学应有的地位,运用科技的奇迹来提高医疗保健水平,降低医疗开支。我们会驾驭太阳能、风力和土壤等资源来为汽车提供燃料、让工厂运作。我们会更新中小学和大学,以满足新时代的需求。”

The president added that America's economic well-being cannot be separated from that of the global community.

 

奥巴马总统还补充说,美国的经济福祉与国际社会的经济福祉是分不开的。

"To the people of poor nations, we pledge to work alongside you to make your farms flourish and let clean waters flow; to nourish starved bodies and feed hungry minds," he said. "And to those nations like ours that enjoy relative plenty, we say we can no longer afford indifference to suffering outside our borders; nor can we consume the world's resources without regard to effect."

 

“对贫困国家的人民,我们承诺和你们并肩努力,使你们的农田丰产,洁净水涌流,同时让饥饿的身体得到滋补,干渴的心灵得到营养。对于和我们一样,享受丰盛物产的国家,我们说,我们不能再对国土以外受苦的人们漠不关心,也不能以不顾惜的态度消耗世界的资源了。”

In the weeks leading up to his inauguration, Mr. Obama worked with his economic team to forge an economic stimulus package totaling more than $800 billion. The plan consists of tax breaks for middle-income earners and small businesses, funding for infrastructure projects, incentives for alternative energy initiatives, and other measures. Congressional leaders have pledged expedited consideration of the package in coming weeks.

 

在就职典礼前的几个星期,奥巴马和他的经济团队制定了一个总额为8千亿美元的经济刺激计划。这个计划包括为中等收入阶层和小企业提供减税,为基础建设项目,替代能源倡议以及其他措施提供资助。美国国会领袖承诺今后几个星期将加速考虑这个计划的进程。

 
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Fairy Tale 只是童话+Toni Braxton+

记得第一次听06世界杯主题曲“time of our life”的时候

我震撼了,

确切的说我当时被这首歌的女声部分打动了

很有力量 很sex的声音

今天的每日一歌就是出自这首歌的女声

超强R&B女歌手Toni Braxton

流畅的曲调,个人感觉整首歌曲很像是随着某位舞者的动作随性而作

没有一丝刻意的痕迹,冷酷,却带着一些调皮的味道,

难怪许多拉丁舞选手将它选做背景乐。。

Toni1968年10月7日生于美国马里兰州,父亲是个严苛的牧师,

不但被禁止接触流行文化,就算是牛仔裤也不允许穿。

她母亲是一个受过专业训练的歌手,时常鼓励她和几个姐妹在教堂演唱

(福音歌曲是Braxton家族唯一允许演唱的音乐)。

这几个姐妹们经常在父母外出时偷偷收看灵魂列车电视。

渐渐地,她们的父母转变了态度,放宽了严厉的家教,

允许Toni发展自己的音乐风格。由于她嗓音低沉,

她经常演唱像Luther Vandross, Stevie Wonder, Michael McDonald以及Chaka Khan的歌曲

。她在当地和姐妹们的表演小有成就,并在高中后准备从事音乐教师的工作。

然而当她在加油站唱歌消遣的时候被Bill Pettaway(歌曲作者)发现,

并在他的帮助下她和她的姐妹们作为演唱组合在

1990年同Arista唱片公司签约,她随即辍学从事歌唱事业。



Fairy Tale

+Toni Braxton+

And if I was wrong, I know I don't deserve this
Don't stay too long, I need to hear those words you use to tell me
From way back when we were just friends
Before this love affair began
Tell me how I love you wins
Or how a broken heart can mend
Just tell me this is not the end
Please tell me now
How the fairy tale begins
Or how it was supposed to end
Please tell me that part again
Ad libs
Now tell me what's wring, I never meant to hurt you, no baby, ooh
Was it the home, the car, or darling all those things we thought we Needed
Tell me even if it ain't true
But baby please don't say we're through
Tell me how I love you wins
Or how a broken heart can mend
Just tell me this is not the end
Please tell me now
How the fairy tale begins
Or how it was supposed to end
Please tell me that part again
Ad libs
I wanna know that
Feelin' that's from way back
A time when it was true that, love was sweet and innocent
When you and I could still be friends
Make all the wrong be right again
Where true love never has to end
Ad libs
Tell me how I love you wins
Or how a broken heart can mend
Just tell me this is not the end
Please tell me now
How the fairy tale begins
Or how it was supposed to end
Please tell me that part again


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