【 第240期 】英文公園第150期

(台北校區/通識教育中心) English Park


I. News Path–新聞步道

法國總統大選安全緊張/美聯看好美國經濟溫和上漲/上海第一季GDP成長6.8%/假義肢使女孩彈小提琴/認識新移民家庭/巴拿馬大使表揚邦誼穩固/台灣人才流失危機有增無減/對新住民問好

II. News Vocabulary

1.     tight                  緊張
2.     campaign          運動
3.     increase            增加
4.     notch                 缺口
5.     Immigrant          移民的
6.     admission          (學校)進入許可
7.     praise               表揚
8.     outgoing           離任的

III VCR Observatory–影像觀景台
VoiceTube-不必花大錢 就能看影片學英語

如何振作或者開心的20種方法! /現在開始!別再當「低頭族」 /什麼!早起的人未必比晚睡的人有優勢? /TED】你的話可以預測你未來的心理健康

IV Wisdom Woods–智慧森林

1.“The secret of success is to do the common things uncommonly well.”– John D. Rockefeller, Industrialist
「成功的祕訣是把平凡的事做得異常的好。」約翰洛克菲勒 (工業家)
2.“Count it the greatest sin to prefer life to honor, and for the sake of living to lose what makes life worth having.”– Juvenal, Poet
「最大的罪惡是把生存放在榮譽之上,為了生存而放棄值得繼續生存的東西。」尤維納 (詩人)
3.“We are here to add what we can to life, not to get what we can from life.”– William Osler, Physician
「我們的任務是為生命加值,不是從生命拿取東西。」威廉.奧斯勒 (醫生)

V. Singing River–吟唱河流

If I Let You Go/The Climb 



I.             News Path

Security tight as France prepares for presidential vote


World
PARIS (AP) — Early voting began overseas Saturday in France's most nail-biting election in generations, and the 11 candidates seeking to become the country's next president silenced their campaigns as required to give voters a period of reflection.

Fed sees a moderate rise in the US economy

 

World
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy has continued to expand with only modest price increases, but companies are increasingly complaining of trouble finding workers, including for low-skill jobs, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday.

Shanghai notches up 6.8% GDP growth in Q1

World
Shanghai posted 6.8 percent GDP growth in the first quarter of 2017, a better than expected performance thanks to recovering industrial output and the continuous growth of the service sector, said the city's statistics and development and reform authorities.

Prosthetic arm designed by undergrads lets girl play violin

World
FAIRFAX, Virginia -- The pressure was on for Abdul Gouda and his classmates at George Mason University: Not only did their graduation depend on the success of their project, but so did the hopes of an impossibly cute 10-year-old girl.

Meet a new immigrant family 

National
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- "My mother doesn't know what National Taiwan University of Science and Technology is, but she is very happy!" said Hung Yu-hsin (洪玉欣), a Taitung student who won a place at the top university through a national "star-search" program,Hung, one of only a handful of students to win admission, is a model student at the Kung-Tung Technical Senior High School (公東高工).

Outgoing Panama envoy praises strong ties with ROC

National
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Panama's outgoing ambassador to Taiwan has reaffirmed his country's strong ties with the R.O.C., after reports that his government had yet to announce his successor raised concerns over the future of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Taiwan's brain drain crisis continues unabated

National
 
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Up to 72.5 percent of a total of 720,000 Taiwanese people working abroad have an undergraduate degree or higher, a signal that Taiwan's brain drain has not abated, according to government data released yesterday.

Say hello to the new Taiwanese
National
 
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Nearly 70 percent of foreigners who became naturalized R.O.C. citizens in 2016 were from Vietnam, according to government statistics released Saturday.

 II. News Vocabulary(上述新聞標題與短文的單字補充)

1.     tight                  緊張
2.     campaign          運動
3.     increase            增加
4.     notch                缺口
5.     prosthetic          義肢
6.     undergraduate   大學本科
7.     moderate          中等
8.     Immigrant         移民的
9.     admission         (學校)進入許可
10.   praise               表揚
11.   outgoing            離任的
12.   drain                 不斷外流
13.   abroad              在國外
14.   foreigner           外國人
15.   citizen               公民

III. VoiceTube

如何振作或者開心的20種方法! (20 ways to cheer up!)

初級

現在開始!別再當「低頭族」 (Get Off The Phone Song) (歌詞/lyrics)

初級

什麼!早起的人未必比晚睡的人有優勢?Early Birds vs Night Owls)

中級

TED】你的話可以預測你未來的心理健康 (Your words may predict your future mental health | Mariano Sigman)

中級

IV. Wisdom Woods
English proverbs and sayings full of humor and wisdom
1.“The secret of success is to do the common things uncommonly well.”– John D. Rockefeller, Industrialist
「成功的祕訣是把平凡的事做得異常的好。」約翰洛克菲勒 (工業家)
2.“Count it the greatest sin to prefer life to honor, and for the sake of living to lose what makes life worth having.”– Juvenal, Poet
「最大的罪惡是把生存放在榮譽之上,為了生存而放棄值得繼續生存的東西。」尤維納 (詩人)
4.“We are here to add what we can to life, not to get what we can from life.”– William Osler, Physician
「我們的任務是為生命加值,不是從生命拿取東西。」威廉.奧斯勒 (醫生)
4.“There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits.”– Michael Phelps, Olympic Swimmer
「你將遇到障礙、遇到懷疑你的人,你也會犯錯,但透過努力,你不會有極限。」麥可·費爾普斯 (奧運游泳選手)
5.“Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.”– Bruce Lee, Martial Artist
「不要祈求安逸的人生,祈求擁有撐過艱難的力量。」李小龍 (武術家)
6.““Any man worth his salt will stick up for what he believes right, but it takes a slightly better man to acknowledge instantly and without reservation that he is in error.”– Andrew Jackson, the 7th President of the United States
「任何有尊嚴的人都能捍衛自己的信念,但層次更高一點的人,才能毫無保留的立即承認錯誤。」安德魯·傑克森 (美國第 7 任總統)
7.“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”– Neale Donald Walsch, Author
「人生開始於舒適圈的盡頭。」尼爾·唐納·沃許 (作家)
8.“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”– Howard Thurman,Theologian
「不要問這世界需要什麼,問什麼事會讓你充滿活力,然後去做,因為這世界需要充滿活力的人。」霍華德·瑟曼 (神學家)
9.“The most rewarding things you do in life are often the ones that look like they cannot be done.”– Arnold Palmer, Golfer
「最令人滿足的事,是完成那些看似無法完成的事。」阿諾德·帕爾默 (高爾夫球手)
10.“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”– Marcel Proust, Novelist
「對於使我們高興的人,讓我們心懷感恩,他們是有魅力的植栽者,讓我們的靈魂綻放。」馬塞爾· 普魯斯特 (小說家)

V. Singing River


“ If I Let You Go” By Westlife


Day after day, time pass away
日復一日,時間飛逝
And I just can't get you off my mind
我依然無法忘記妳
Nobody knows I hide it inside
沒有人知道,我把它藏在心中
I keep on searching but I cant find
我不停尋找,卻一無所獲
The courage to show to letting you know
需要勇氣去讓妳知道
I've never felt so much love before
我從來沒有感受過這樣的愛意
And once again I'm thinking about
再一次,我在思考著
Taking the easy way out
想出那簡單的方法
But if I let you go, I will never know
但若我讓妳離去,我永不會知道
What my life would be holding you close to me
擁妳在懷的日子會是多麼的美好
Will I ever see you smiling back at me?
我還會不會看見妳的回眸一笑?
How will I know if I let you go?
我怎會知道? 若我讓妳離去
Night after night I hear my self say
夜復一夜,我在自言自語
Why can't this feeling just fade away?
這感覺為何會揮之不去?
There's no one like you, you speak to my heart
沒有人像妳一樣,妳能與我的心靈交流
Its such a shame we're worlds apart
真可惜,我們的距離太遠了
I'm too shy to ask
我太害羞,不敢去問
I'm too proud to lose
我太驕傲,不想失去
But sooner or later I've got to choose
但我遲早要作出決定
And once again I'm thinking about
再一次,我在思考著
Taking the easy way out
想出那簡單的方法
But if I let you go, I will never know
但若我讓妳離去,我永不會知道
What my life would be holding you close to me
擁妳在懷的日子會是多麼的美好
Will I ever see you smiling back at me?
我還會不會看見妳的回眸一笑?
How will I know if I let you go?
我怎會知道? 若我讓妳離去
If I let you go, oh baby
若我讓妳離去,親愛的
Once again I'm thinking about
再一次,我在思考著
Taking the easy way out
想出那簡單的方法
But if I let you go, I will never know
但若我讓妳離去,我永不會知道
What my life would be holding you close to me
擁妳在懷的日子會是多麼的美好
Will I ever see you smiling back at me?
我還會不會看見妳的回眸一笑?
How will I know if I let you go?
我怎會知道? 若我讓妳離去



“The Climb” By Miley Cyrus


Lyrics

I can almost see it
我幾乎能夠看見
That dream I am dreaming
那個我一直以來的夢
But there's a voice inside my head saying
但腦中有個聲音不斷的說著
"You'll never reach it"
"你永遠也到不了"
Every step I'm taking
跨出的每一步
Every move I make feels
邁進的每個動作 我卻深深的感受
Lost with no direction
迷失在路途中 毫無方向
My faith is shaking
甚至連信念也動搖著 
But I gotta keep trying
但我該不停的嘗試阿
Gotta keep my head held high
我該自信的抬頭挺胸阿
There's always gonna be another mountain
人生中 永遠會有另一座山頭
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
我也總是想要翻山越嶺
Always gonna be a uphill battle
永遠會有 另一段上坡的煎熬
Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose
有時 我也該學著失敗
Ain't about how fast I get there
但重要的並不是我多快到達山峰
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
並不是山另一頭的美景
It's the climb
是那攀爬的過程呀
The struggles I'm facing
我正面對的掙扎
The chances I'm taking
我正冒著的險
Sometimes might knock me down
有時也會讓我挫敗不已
But no, I'm not breaking
但不 我並不會認輸
I may not know it
我可能不知道
But these are the moments that
但這些挫折的過程
I'm gonna remember most, yeah
都是我以後回首 會記得最清楚的一段
Just gotta keep going
只管收起悲傷 繼續前進吧
And I, I got to be strong
而我 我要變的更堅強
Just keep pushing on
我要昂起頭 繼續前進
'Cause there's always gonna be another mountain
因為 人生中永遠會有無數個山頭等著我
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
我也一直想要翻山越嶺
Always gonna be a uphill battle
永遠會有 另一段上坡的煎熬路程
Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose
有時 我該學著放下一些
Ain't about how fast I get there
重要的不是 我多快到達山巔
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
不是山另一頭 有多美的景
It's the climb, yeah!
而是那奮鬥的過程呀
There's always gonna be another mountain
人生中 永遠會有另一座山頭
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
我也一直想要翻山越嶺
Always gonna be an uphill battle
永遠會有 另一段上坡的煎熬路程
Somebody's gonna have to lose
人總是要學習失敗呀
Ain't about how fast I get there
重要的不是我多快到達山巔
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
不是山另一頭 有多美的景
It's the climb, yeah!
是那攀登的過程呀 
Keep on moving, keep climbing
繼續走下去 爬下去
Keep the faith, baby
堅持信念 親愛的
It's all about, it's all about the climb
這一切都是 重要的都是 攀登呀
Keep the faith, keep your faith, whoa
秉持信念 堅持下去


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