2011年 10月 26日, 星期三 - 格林尼治标准时间11:35

Dancing into History 划时代之舞

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An historic leap! American David Hallberg will soon be in the limelight as the first foreign principal dancer of Russia's Bolshoi ballet company.

At the height of the Cold War, 50 years ago, when Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev defected to the West, an American dancer in Moscow would have been unimaginable.

But now Hallberg has the opportunity to wow the Bolshoi's fans.

中文文字稿

一个历史性的腾跃!美国人大卫·哈伯格因很快将成为俄罗斯波修瓦芭蕾舞团的第一位外国领衔主演而受到瞩目。

在50年前俄罗斯舞蹈演员鲁道夫•努里耶夫叛逃西方的冷战高峰时期,人们很难想象莫斯科会出现一位美国舞蹈家。

但是今非昔比,哈伯格有机会取悦满足波修瓦的芭蕾舞爱好者们。

词汇

leap: 腾跃;突变

in the limelight: 关注的焦点

at the height of: 最紧张的时期

defected: 叛逃

to wow: 取悦;满足

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1.
North Korea has denied sending spies into South Korea to murder the most senior official ever _____________ from the Communist country.

2.
It's certainly the case that the way most brides and grooms choose to preserve their brief moment _____________ has been evolving, away from the stuffy and predictable.

3.
"It gets people on board to have a look and they're _____________ by it. It's showing people that these boats are affordable, that they're not just for billionaires."

4.
Many see Australia moving away from its old allegiances, towards a future firmly within the Asian region. But can it make the emotional and cultural _______ to replace Europe and America at the centre of its consciousness with Asia?

5.
The Pistols, having recently sworn on tea-time telly, were ____________ their notoriety, many of the tour dates were cancelled, and protesters gathered to sing carols and pray for the misguided souls inside the town's Castle Cinema.

答案

1.
North Korea has denied sending spies into South Korea to murder the most senior official ever to defect from the Communist country.

2.
It's certainly the case that the way most brides and grooms choose to preserve their brief moment in the limelight has been evolving, away from the stuffy and predictable.

3.
"It gets people on board to have a look and they're wowed by it. It's showing people that these boats are affordable, that they're not just for billionaires."

4.
Many see Australia moving away from its old allegiances, towards a future firmly within the Asian region. But can it make the emotional and cultural leap to replace Europe and America at the centre of its consciousness with Asia?

5.
The Pistols, having recently sworn on tea-time telly, were at the height of their notoriety, many of the tour dates were cancelled, and protesters gathered to sing carols and pray for the misguided souls inside the town's Castle Cinema.

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