英语大破解

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Cars, migrants and Pele 汽车,移民和球王贝利

Episode 150923 / 23 Sep 2015

本集内容

  • US investigates Volkswagen 美国调查德国大众尾气检测造假
  • Europe's migrant plan 欧洲移民强制配额
  • The art of Pele 球王贝利艺术展

文字稿

Reports from the United States say the Justice Department has launched a criminal probe into Volkswagen's rigging of its emission tests. Volkswagen has admitted that 11m of its diesel vehicles contained software to evade emissions tests.

来自美国的消息说美国司法部已开始调查大众公司对其车辆尾气检测的舞弊行为。大众已承认约有1100万辆车使用了这种在检车时能帮助显示排放较少废气的应用软件程序。

Central European states have reacted angrily to plans to use compulsory quotas to relocate 120,000 refugees across the continent. The idea was voted through despite objections from several countries including Hungary and the Czech Republic.

中欧一些国家对在欧洲境内安置12万名移民的强制性配额协议表示不满。此协议经投票通过,尽管有包括匈牙利和捷克在内的一些国家表示反对。

The renowned pop artist Andy Warhol predicted that one day everyone would be famous for 15 minutes but it would be Pele whose fame would last for 15 centuries. Immortalised in room after room of artwork, it's easy to believe that he may always be the gold standard against which all footballers are judged.

著名流行艺术家安迪·沃霍尔曾预言未来的一天每个人都能获得15分钟的名气,不过巴西著名足球明星贝利的名气可能会持续15个世纪。通过一间间挂满艺术品的房间不难相信贝利塑造的形象可能永远会是评价所有足球运动员的黄金标准。

词汇

probe 调查

rigging 舞弊

compulsory quotas 强制配额

immortalised 使不朽,被名传后世

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。

probe / rigging / compulsory quotas / immortalised

1. The views of Yosemite National Park were _______ through the work of photographer, Ansel  Adams. 

2. The police launched a full-scale _______ into the claims that the businessman had stolen all the money.

3. The election had to be held again after it was found the result was _______.

4. The Paris radio station had to play a _______ of music sung in the French language. 

答案

1. The views of Yosemite National Park were immortalised through the work of photographer, Ansel Adams.

2. The police launched a full-scale probe into the claims that the businessman had stolen all the money.

3. The election had to be held again after it was found the result was rigged.

4. The Paris radio station had to play a compulsory quota of music sung in the French language. 

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