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Wildfires in California 美国加利福尼亚洲森林大火

Episode 150916 / 16 Sep 2015

本集内容

Border closes for migrants 对移民关闭边境

Wildfires in California 美国加利福尼亚洲森林大火

Crisis for world's oceans 世界海洋面临的危机

文字稿

Large crowds of frustrated, exhausted people are spending the night at the Serbian border with Hungary, where Hungarian authorities have completed a new razor wire fence and closed off unofficial crossing points. Thousands have been making the journey every day, trying to enter the European Union.

大量沮丧、疲惫的人群的在塞尔维亚和匈牙利交界边境地带过夜。匈牙利当局已经搭建完成一个新铁丝网栅栏并关闭了非官方的过境点。每天都有数千人踏上旅程,试图进入欧盟。

In California this is the sound of summer – they call it the 'valley fire' and no one here can remember anything like it. It has already consumed an area twice the size of San Francisco, and still it burns.

在美国加州,这就是夏天的声音,那里的人们称之为“火谷”。这里没有谁能记得类似场景的发生。森林大火已经吞噬了相当于旧金山面积大小两倍的地区,而且火势不减,仍在燃烧。

The ocean is on the brink of collapse, according to a WWF report released today. The study into the health and habitats of marine species has found that populations more or less halved between 1970 and 2012. Reports say the declines may be steepest in the fish we need for the global food supply.

根据世界自然基金会今天发布的报告,海洋濒临崩溃的边缘。一项有关海洋物种的健康和栖息地的研究发现在1970年和2012年之间海洋物种数量几乎减少了一半。报道称,数量下降幅度最大的正是我们用来供应全球的食用鱼类。

词汇

frustrated 感到沮丧的

spending the night 过夜

consumed (此处) 吞噬,毁坏了

on the brink of 濒临,处于…边缘

练习

请从以下词汇中选择适当的答案来完成句子。注意:你可能需要改变单词的时态来完成句子。

frustrated / spending the night / consumed / on the brink of

1. The huge tidal wave _______ much of the beach and the village behind it.

2. Since I've had kids, I find it so _______ that I can't go out to the pub any more.

3. Scientists are _______ discovering a cure for certain types of cancer.

4. Because we missed our connecting flight, we had to _______ at the airport.

答案

1. The huge tidal wave consumed much of the beach and the village behind it.

2. Since I've had kids, I find it so frustrating that I can't go out to the pub any more.

3. Scientists are on the brink of discovering a cure for certain types of cancer.

4. Because we missed our connecting flight, we had to spend the night at the airport.

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