【 第243期 】英文公園第153期

(台北校區/通識教育中心) English Park


I. News Path–新聞步道

倫敦發生恐攻事件/為何中國正加緊應對氣候變化/川普把美國退出氣候變遷協議/日本年老癡呆面臨醫療危機/預計全台豪大雨/台灣男子因涉嫌販毒而在馬尼拉被捕/農業虧損達四千萬新台幣/ COMPUTEX大幅增長在2017年的東南亞觀眾中

II. News Vocabulary

1.     fatal                    致命
2.     pedestrian          行人
3.     dominance         霸主地位
4.     landmark            里程碑
5.     extremely           極其
6.     suspicion           嫌疑
7.     initial                  最初的
8.     huge                  極大的

III VCR Observatory–影像觀景台                       

VoiceTube-不必花大錢 就能看影片學英語

人生好難!當好孩子也有的包袱?! /TED-Ed】你以為手指只能數到十?其實可以更多! /為什麼我們總愛責怪自己身邊的人? /TED】四個能讓最底層的十億人生活更好的方法

IV Wisdom Woods–智慧森林

1. Believe that god is fair.
相信上帝是公平的。
2. You cannot improve your past, but you can improve your future. Once time is wasted, life is wasted
你不能改變你的過去,但你可以讓你的未來變得更美好。一旦時間浪費了,生命就浪費了。
3. Life is not fair, get used to it.
生活是不公平的;要去適應它。

V. Singing River–吟唱河流


I.             News Path

Police say terror attack in London, reports of fatalities
World                  

LONDON — Terrorism struck at the heart of London, police said Sunday, after a vehicle veered off the road and mowed down pedestrians on London Bridge and gunshots rang out amid reports of knife attacks at nearby Borough Market.

Explainer: Why China is stepping up against climate change
World
 
BEIJING — By backing off the U.S. commitment to address climate change, President Donald Trump leaves an opening for a chief economic rival, China, to expand its increasing dominance in the renewable energy industry. In reacting to Trump's announcement that he was withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris climate accord, China reaffirmed its commitment to the landmark agreement and is poised to spend heavily in coming years on renewables.

Trump pulls US from global warming accord, to allies' dismay
World
 
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump declared Thursday he was pulling the U.S. from the landmark Paris climate agreement, striking a major blow to worldwide efforts to combat global warming and distancing the country from its closest allies abroad. Framing his decision as "a reassertion of America's sovereignty," Trump said he was "elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris."

The dementia timebomb: Aging Japan faces health care crisis
World
KAWASAKI, Japan -- Kanemasa Ito compares caring for his wife Kimiko to waging a daily war with the devil. The woman he loved has all but disappeared -- lost to dementia, she can no longer eat, bathe, or go to the toilet alone.

Extremely heavy downpour expected around Taiwan
National
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- With a weather front hovering over Taiwan and southwesterly airstream in the air, most counties and cities in Taiwan will continue to get extremely heavy rain on Sunday, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) forecast.

Taiwanese man arrested in Manila for suspected drug trafficking
National
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- A Taiwanese man was arrested in Manila Saturday on suspicion of drug trafficking during a buy-and-bust operation, a spokesman for the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said Sunday.

Agricultural losses from torrential rain reach NT$40 million
National
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Agricultural losses from torrential rain brought by a stationery front hovering above Taiwan over the weekend had reached an estimated NT$40 million (US$1.36 million) as of Sunday, according to an initial estimate released by the Council of Agriculture (COA).

COMPUTEX sees huge growth in Southeast Asian visitors in 2017
National
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- The COMPUTEX has recorded a huge increase in number of visitors from Southeast Asia in 2017.

II. News Vocabulary(上述新聞標題與短文的單字補充)
1.     fatal                    致命
2.     pedestrian          行人
3.     dominance          霸主地位
4.     landmark            里程碑
5.     dismay               沮喪
6.     sovereignty        主權
7.     dementia            癡呆
8.    extremely            極其
9.    forecast               預報
10.  suspicion             嫌疑
11.  drug                     毒品
12.  torrential              猛烈的
13.  initial                    最初的
14.  increase               增加
15.  huge                    極大的

III. VoiceTube        

人生好難!當好孩子也有的包袱?! (The Dangers of the Good Child)
初級
 

TED-Ed】你以為手指只能數到十?其實可以更多! (How high can you count on your fingers? (Spoiler: much higher than 10) - James Tanton)
初級
 

為什麼我們總愛責怪自己身邊的人?Why We Love to Blame Our Partners
中級
 

TED】四個能讓最底層的十億人生活更好的方法 (Paul Collier: 4 ways to improve the lives of the "bottom bil)
中級

IV. Wisdom Woods
English proverbs and sayings full of humor and wisdom
1. Although again sweet candy, also has a bitter day.
即使再甜的糖,也有苦的一天。
2. Never put off what you can do today until tomorrow.
今日事今日畢!
3. Wasting time is robbing oneself.
浪費時間就是掠奪自己。
4. Believe that god is fair.
相信上帝是公平的。
5. Victory won”t come to me unless I go to it.
勝利是不會向我們走來的,我必須自己走向勝利。
6. Live a noble and honest life. Reviving past times in your old age will help you to enjoy your life again.
過一種高尚而誠實的生活。當你年老時回想起過去,你就能再一次享受人生。
7. You cannot improve your past, but you can improve your future. Once time is wasted, life is wasted.
你不能改變你的過去,但你可以讓你的未來變得更美好。一旦時間浪費了,生命就浪費了。
8. Life is not fair, get used to it.
生活是不公平的;要去適應它。
9. The world wont care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something before you feel good about yourself.
這世界並不會在意你的自尊。這世界指望你在自我感覺良好之前先要有所成就。
10. Don’t compare yourself with anyone in this worldif you do so, you are insulting yourself.
不要拿自己與世界上的任何人比。如果你把自己和別人比較,那是對自己的侮辱。

V. Singing River                             

“Bad Day” By Daniel Powter



 

                                                                                         
Lyrics
Where is the moment when needed the most
當你最需要好運的時候 它在哪裡?
You kick up the leaves and the magic is lost
你無奈地踢起了地上的落葉 所有的魔力都消失了
They tell me your blue skies fade to grey
他們告訴我 你蔚藍的天空漸漸變灰
They tell me your passion's gone away
他們告訴我 你熱情的抱負漸漸冷淡
And I don't need no carryin' on
Hey
朋友! 我不想看到你就這樣半途而廢
You stand in the line just ahead of the law
你站在危險沮喪的邊緣
You're faking a smile with the coffee you go
你帶著偽裝的笑容 拿著咖啡 從我面前走過
You tell me your life's been way off line
你告訴我 你的人生彷彿像電腦斷線般 沒有了動力
You're falling to pieces everytime
每一次 你都跌的粉身碎骨
And I don't need no carryin' on
Hey
朋友! 我不希望你就這樣放棄
Cause you had a bad day
你只是一時地不順遂
You're taking one down
你只是剛好意志消沉
You sing a sad song just to turn it around
你只是唱了一首悲傷的歌轉個身 一切就雨過天晴
You say you don't know
你說 你很茫然
You tell me don't lie
你告訴我 別再偽裝了
You work at a smile and you go for a ride
Hey
朋友! 那就帶著微笑 兜兜風去吧
You had a bad day
你只是一時的低潮
The camera don't lie
照相機拍出你的沮喪
You're coming back down and you really don't mind
但這只是短暫的一切不順心 都將消失不見你根本也不會去再乎它
You had a bad day
因為這只是一時的不順遂
You had a bad day
一切都會雨過天晴
Well you need a blue sky holiday
朋友 你只需要一個充滿藍天的假期
The point is they laugh at what you say
不用去管身邊的人說什麼 不用去管身邊的人如何嘲笑
And I don't need no carryin' on
Hey
朋友! 我希望看見你努力堅持下去
(Oh.. Holiday..)
(
一個美好的假期)
Sometimes the system goes on the brink
人生難免會遇到許多瓶頸
And the whole thing turns out wrong
你總會遇到一些的是是非非
You might not make it back and you know
你無法去挽救
That you could be well oh that strong
但你可以堅強的去扭轉頹勢
And I'm not wrong
Hey
朋友! 我說的沒錯吧!!
So where is the passion when you need it the most
當你我需要熱情的時候 它在哪裡
Oh you and I
You kick up the leaves and the magic is lost
你無耐地踢散那一地的落葉時 所有的好運瞬間消失
Cause you had a bad day
你只是一時地不順遂
You're taking one down
你只是剛好意志消沉
You sing a sad song just to turn it around
你只是唱了一首悲傷的歌轉個身 一切就雨過天晴
You say you don't know
你說 你很茫然
You tell me don't lie
你告訴我 別再偽裝了
You work at a smile and you go for a ride
Hey
朋友! 那就帶著微笑 兜兜風去吧
You had a bad day
你只是一時地低潮
You've seen what you like
你會看見你所想要的
And how does it feel for one more time
如果再次遇到困難 你將會有勇氣去挑戰
You had a bad day
因為這只是一時的不順遂
You had a bad day
一切都將雨過天晴
Had a bad day
因為這只是一時的不順遂
Had a bad day
一切都將雨過天晴




“I'm Yours”  By Jason Mraz



                                                                    Lyrics       

Well youve dawned on me and you bet I felt it 
是的,我想你真的已經搞定我了 
I tried to be chill but youre so hot that I melted
我想要冷靜,但卻被火熱的你融化 
I fell right through the cracks, and now Im trying to get back
 
我就像掉進深淵,現在我試著回神
Before the cool done run out I'll be giving it my bestest
 
在我的酷勁用完之前會拚盡全力
And nothings gonna stop me so dont go with convention
 
除非天意否則我絕不停止
I reckon its again my turn, to win some or learn some
 
我猜我的機會又到了,不是成功就是學到教訓
But I wont hesitate no more, no more
 
但我絕不,絕不再猶豫
It cannot wait, Im yours
不再等待,我是屬於你的 
Well open up your minds and see like me
敞開心扉,像我一樣來看這個世界
Open up your plans and damn youre free
別盯著你的計劃,你就會自由 
Look into your heart and youll find love, love, love, love
 
直視你的心扉,你會發現那裏充滿了愛
Listen to the music of the moment people dance and sing
 
聽這音樂,大家又跳又唱
We are just one big family
 
我們就像一個大家庭
And its everybodys right to be loved, love, love, love, loved
 
這就是被你遺棄的被愛的權利
So I won't hesitate no more, no more
所以我絕不,絕不再猶豫
It cannot wait I'm sure
不能再等待,我肯定
There's no need to complicate
這沒什麼好複雜的
Our time is short
人生苦短
This is our fate, I'm yours
這是我們的命運,我屬於你
D-d-do you,but you,d-d-do
...你可否
but do you want to come on
你可否過來點
Scooch on closer dear
把你的小屁屁移過來些
And I will nibble your ear
我想跟你說些悄悄話
Ive been spending way too long checking my tongue in the mirror
 
我已花了太多的時間對著鏡子檢查自己的酷樣
And bending over backwards just to try to see it clearer
 
來回轉身只為能檢查得更仔細些
But my breath fogged up the glass
 
我的氣息都霧化了鏡面
So I drew new face and laughed
 
於是我微笑著在上面畫了張鬼臉
I guess what I've been saying is there aint no better reason
 
我想我要說的就是沒有其他更好的理由
To rid yourself of vanity and just go with the seasons
 
拋開無聊瑣事,一切順其自然
It's what we aim to do, our name is our virtue
 
這就是我們應該做的,做最真實的自己
But I won't hesitate no more, no more
我絕不,絕不再猶豫 
It cannot wait I'm sure
不能再等待,我肯定 
There's no need to complicate our time is short
 
這沒什麼好複雜的畢竟人生苦短
This is our fate, I'm yours
這是我們的命運,我屬於你 
Well open up your minds and see like me
敞開你的胸懷,像我這般的思維 
Open up your plans and man you're free
別盯著你的計劃,你就會自由  
Look into your heart and you'll find, the sky is yours
直視你的心你會發現,整片藍天都屬於你
So please don't, please don't, please don't
所以拜託別 
There's no need to complicate
這並不需要太複雜 
Cause our time is short, and this will, this will, this is our fate
因為我們所擁有的時間不多,然後這將會是,我們的命運

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