《每日英语》电子报总第583期-02.06
 

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【总第583期】
 ::每日一词:: 
 

ambiance  (n.) 气氛;周围环境;格调

tip  (n.) 小费

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This restaurant is expensive, but it's got very nice ambiance.
这家餐厅很贵,但是气氛很好。

It's common to leave a tip in many Western countries.
在很多西方国家,给小费是很平常的。

 
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Don't make a fuss.

不要小题大做。

Don't… 别….例:Don't pretend that you are good God.别假装圣人。Don't lie to me. 别骗我。Don't get fresh.不要动手动脚。Don't monkey around me!不要在这里捣蛋!Don't talk nonsense! 别胡诌了!


 
 ::每日对话:: 

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Seth: Hey, Jen. This plant is cool. It's so big. You must have a green thumb.
Jennifer: You don't remember it? You guys bought it for me last year for hosting our get-together.
Seth: No way! It's grown that much? That sure goes to show how time passes.
Jennifer: Wait till we have kids. It'll be the same deal. And we'll all still be friends.
Seth: That's not in my near future, Jen. I need some time alone.
Jennifer: Look how things have changed for everyone though.

(续上期,待续)

赛 斯:嘿,阿花。这棵树好酷。养得好大。你一定很有园艺天分。
珍妮花:你们不记得啦?这是去年我主办聚会时,你们买来送我的啊。
赛 斯:不会吧!长那么大啦?真是岁月如梭啊。
珍妮花:等我们有小孩就知道了。看他们长大一样会觉得岁月催人老。而我们到那时都还会是朋友。
赛 斯:阿花,我近期内可不会有小孩。我需要一个人静一静。
珍妮花:不过,瞧瞧大家还真是改变了不少。



重点解说:

1、 green thumb 种花养成草的天分
2、 get-together (n.) 聚会

 
 
 ::每日一译:: 

1.问题虽多,但归纳起来主要有两点。

2.今天晚上我想出去,来个一醉方休。

3.九寨沟风景区位于四川省北部南坪县的万山丛中.

4.辛亥革命后,末代皇帝溥仪决定退位,标志着中国几千年封建王朝的结束。

5.如何尽快消除日中之间现存的贸易不平衡状态,是日中各界共同关心的大事。

6.There are no poor soldiers under a good general. (英译汉)


昨日参考:

1. The car came to a sudden halt in the place which was less than one metre away from him.
The car stopped suddenly within one metre away from him.(大家看看是否有错)

2. She introduced me to her husband, whom I hadn’t met before.

3. I picked up the apples, some of which/them were badly bruised.

4. Ann, whose children are at school all day, is trying to get a job.
Ann’s children are at shool all day,so she is trying to get a job.

5. Her sons, both of whom work abroad,ring her up every week.

6.The Chinese people are willing, together with the people of the other countries in the world, to make unremitting efforts for the lofty cause of promoting world peace and development, and for initiating a glorious future for mankind. (英译汉)
中国人民愿同世界各国人民一道,为促进世界和平与发展的崇高事业,开创人类美好的未来,作出不懈的努力。




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 ::每日一图:: 

Aztec Rain God, Mexico City, Mexico, 2003

An Aztec brazier in the Templo Mayor Museum in Mexico City depicts Tlaloc, the god of rain. Like many Aztec deities, Tlaloc was both benevolent and wrathful, sending rain to nourish crops but also unleashing drought and hurricanes and demanding appeasement in the form of sacrificed children.

 
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Obama Takes Responsibility for Fixing Economy
奥巴马:将为扭转经济局面负责

President Barack Obama says he will be held accountable for turning around the nation's ailing economy, and making sure that federal funds used to rescue financial institutions and spur growth are well spent.

 

美国总统奥巴马说,他将为扭转美国萧条的经济状况承担责任,并保证救助金融机构和刺激经济增长的联邦拨款能得到恰当使用。

Less than two weeks in office, President Obama inherited a deepening recession that began more than a year ago. But if blame for the current economic pain and dislocation cannot be pinned on him, the president says he is fully aware that responsibility for reviving the economy falls on his shoulders.

 

上台还不到两个星期的奥巴马接手了一年多以前已经开始、并且在不断恶化的经济衰退局面。虽说目前的经济痛苦和混乱状况不能怪他,但奥巴马表示,他完全明白,振兴美国经济的重任落在他的肩上。

Mr. Obama spoke in a pre-recorded interview that aired on the NBC television network.

 

奥巴马在美国全国广播公司电视台播出的采访录像中说:

"I will be held accountable. I have got four years [first term in office]," the president said. "I think a year from now people are going to see that we are starting to make some progress, but there is still going to be some pain out there. If I do not have this [economic recovery] done in three years, then there is going to be a one-term proposition [will not be re-elected]."

 

“我将为此负责。我有四年的当政时间。我认为,一年后,人们将看到我们开始取得一些进展,不过大家还是会感到一些经济痛苦。如果我不能在三年内完成经济复苏,那么我这个总统也就别想连任了。”

The president is pushing an $800 billion package of tax cuts and new government spending to stimulate an economy that contracted at a 3.8 percent annual rate in the final three months of 2008. The bill is before the U.S. Senate, after being approved by the House of Representatives on a party-line vote last week.

 

奥巴马正在推行一个耗资8000亿美元的经济刺激计划,该计划包含减税和增加政府支出的内容。2008年的最后三个月中,美国经济紧缩了3.8%。美国众议院议员们上周按党派立场投票,通过了这一经济刺激计划,目前正在参议院讨论。

Republicans blast stimulus package

Republicans have blasted the measure, saying it is laden with wasteful spending that will increase the deficit without spurring growth. Democrats say the bill will boost the economy immediately and make investments in energy and infrastructure that will promote long-term economic expansion.

Mr. Obama says U.S. banks and other financial institutions continue to be at risk of failure, despite receiving hundreds of billions of dollars in federal bailout money in recent months. The president says additional funds will be required to prop up those institutions, as well as regulations to ensure the money is not wasted and there is no repeat of the debacle.

 

奥巴马说,美国的银行和其它金融机构虽然在最近几个月中得到了几千亿美元的联邦救助款,但依然面临倒闭的危险。他说,政府需要进一步拨款支持这些机构,此外还要制订规章制度,以确保这笔钱不被浪费,并保证这种金融崩溃不再重演。

"It is my job as president, and Congress' job, to make sure that there are some rules of the road that people are going to abide by, and that we have got transparency and accountability," the president said.

 

他说:“总统和国会有责任制定人们必须遵守的规章制度,还要保证整个过程的透明性和问责制。”

'It will take time' to correct situation

Mr. Obama added that it will take time to correct the situation, which began more than a year ago with a rash of home-mortgage defaults and foreclosures, prompting a credit squeeze that spread around the globe.

 

奥巴马还说,扭转目前的局势需要时间。美国目前的经济衰退是一年多以前开始的,最初的表现是大量房贷断供和住房抵押权被银行收回,这引发了蔓延全球的信贷紧缩。

Meanwhile, the Commerce Department reports Americans continue to cut back on purchases. U.S. consumer spending, which accounts for more than half of the nation's economic activity, fell for a sixth consecutive month in December. While the nation's collective savings rate rose, incomes dipped. Analysts say falling consumer spending is an indication that Americans are increasingly worried about their economic security.

 

与此同时,美国商务部的报告说,美国人继续减少消费支出。占美国总体经济活动一半以上的消费者支出去年12月出现连续第6个月的递减。虽然美国整体储蓄率升高,但是人们的收入却减少了。分析人士说,消费者支出的减少表明,美国人对经济安全越来越感到担心。

U.S. unemployment has surged more than two percentage points during the past year. A private economic research firm (the Conference Board) is reporting that job vacancies advertised on the Internet have fallen by more than 20 percent in the past two months.

 
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《No Promises》-誓言和爱情谁更远

《No Promises》

--无需誓言

从《Breathless》开始知道Shayne Ward

和中国的快男超女一样,

有着幸运的机遇,有着青春甜美的外形

当然,有一把迷人的好嗓音

这个看起来害羞的男孩子用不俗的表现

证明了,快男,也可以慢慢退热

超男,不行都行了

Shayne Ward

英文全名:Shayne Thomas Ward
昵称:Wardy
中文名:肖恩·沃德
生日:1984年10月15日(天枰座)

身高:173cm

肖恩·沃德的迅速窜红要归功于英国ITV电视台的一挡热播的娱乐节目《The X Factor》,这是一档歌唱比赛真人秀,2004年推出第一届,斯蒂夫获得冠军而一炮走红,紧接着推出的个人专辑也大受欢迎。今年(2005年),经过一轮轮的淘汰厮杀,来自英国曼彻斯特的肖恩·沃德与41岁的工人安迪·亚伯拉罕进入到最后的对决,两人分别演唱了为本届《The X Factor》节目量身定做的最新单曲That's My Goal,最终,21岁的Shayne Ward夺冠,并获得了一份100万英镑的唱片合约。决赛当天观众的投票数量达到1080万,ITV电视台趁热打铁,第一时间推出了Shayne的新单曲CD“That's my goal”,仅仅上架4天就登上了单曲冠军宝座,销量达到了74万多张.

Lyric

Hey baby, when we are together,
doing things that we love.
Every time you're near
I feel like I'm in heaven, feeling high
I don't want to let go, girl.
I just need you to know girl.
I don't wanna run away,
baby you're the one I need tonight,
No promises.
Baby, now I need to hold you tight,
I just wanna die in your arms
Here tonight
Hey baby, when we are together,
doing things that we love.
Everytime you're near
I feel like I'm in heaven, feeling high
I don't want to let go, girl.
I just need you to know girl.
I don't wanna run away,
baby you're the one I need tonight,
No promises.
Baby, now I need to hold you tight,
I just wanna die in your arms
I don't want to run away,
I want to stay forever, thru Time and Time..
No promises
I don't wanna run away,
I don't wanna be alone
No Promises
Baby, now I need to hold you tight,
now and forever my love
No promises
I don't wanna run away,
baby you're the one I need tonight,
No promises.
Baby, now I need to hold you tight,
I just wanna die in your arms
Here tonight.
I don't wanna run away,
baby you're the one I need tonight,
No promises.
Baby, now I need to hold you tight,
I just wanna die in your arms
Here tonight.


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