英文公園 第168期

(台北校區/通識教育中心) English Park


I. News Path–新聞步道

對菲律賓而言2018是很危險的/除夕夜的七大美景/北韓內部的觀點 /印度右翼團體瞄準聖誕節/為了佔領印度的電動車市場,TAITRA資助國家隊/ 牙買加的企業家以企業家簽證在台灣創業 /台南的目標是循環經濟的領導/78%的孩子目睹了父母的情緒爆發

II. News Vocabulary

1.   outfit                     配件
2.     siege                  圍城
3.     approval             贊成
4.     sticking to           堅持
5.     secretive             隱密
6.     strings attached  附加條件
7.     deter                 卻步
8.     disrupt                破壞

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

學習語言的技巧:讓自己保持動力/如果臉書是你的前男友...?/ 什麼真正地激勵人在企業裡誠實行事/TED-Ed】你有口臭嗎?來看看為什麼

IV Wisdom Woods–智慧森林

1.“I am certain that after the dust of centuries has passed over our cities, we, too, will be remembered not for victories or defeats in battle or in politics, but for our contribution to the human spirit.”– John Kennedy, the 35th U.S. President
「我確信,在幾世紀的塵土飄揚過我們的城鎮後,我們也是一樣,被記得不會是因為在戰場或政治上取得勝利或失敗,而是因為對人類的心靈有所貢獻。」約翰‧甘迺迪 (美國第 35 任總統)
2. “Evidence is conclusive that your self-talk has a direct bearing on your performance.”– Zig Ziglar, Motivational Speaker
「你和自己的對話將直接影響你的表現,這是證據確鑿的。」吉格‧金克拉 (勵志演說家)
3. “The whole point of getting things done is knowing what to leave undone.”– Oswald Chambers, Evangelist
「做完事情的原則,是知道什麼事先不要做。」奧斯瓦爾德‧章伯斯 (傳教士)

V. Singing River–吟唱河流
Closer / We Don't Talk Anymore

I.             News Path

2018 will be ‘dangerous’ for the Philippines

World


The year 2017 tested the leadership of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (main picture). Militants inspired by the so-called “Islamic State” (IS) extremist outfit laid siege to Marawi City in southern Philippines, thousands lost their lives in the war on drugs and Duterte’s high approval ratings took a hit.

7 Wonders of the New Year’s Eve around the world
World

At the end of 2017, have you considered how to spend the New Yea’s eve this year? Are you already tired of sticking to the couch and watch the TV whole night, and even alone? Celebrating the New Year with family and friends abroad seems like another good idea.

Inside North Korea: an Instagrammer’s perspective
World

Despite its image of being secretive, North Korea invites foreigners to discover its attractions. But traveling as tourists comes with strings attached, as special guides shadow their every step. The restrictions haven’t deterred Pierre Depont, who has visited the country seven times, capturing glimpses of the locals’ daily life.

Right-wing Hindu groups target Christmas in India
World

Earlier this week, a group of men, reportedly members of the hardline Vishwa Hindu Parishad, disrupted a Christmas event that was organized for an indigenous community in Pratapgarh town in the northern state of Rajasthan.

To occupy the electric vehicle market in India, the TAITRA funds the national team
National
On the wave of energy saving and carbon reduction, each country has set a timetable for electric vehicles which are going to take over the whole transportation market. India made replacing all the cars with electric vehicles by 2030 as a goal, with focus on the profit for up to 1.3 billion people in India. Huang Chi-Fung, the chairman of Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), stated that the TAITRA will cooperate with electric motorcycle companies to set up a national team which is trying to occupy the electric vehicle market in India. Huang Chi-Fung indicated that the Union of Taiwan Electric Vehicles will be officially fund in the first season in 2018, and it will also set up a Taiwan electric vehicles exhibition hall in India in May

A 25-year-old entrepreneur from Jamaica set up his own business in Taiwan with the special entrepreneur visa
National
Because of the pivotal position and growing domestic market, Taiwan seems to be a great base for startups. Moreover, in 2015, Taiwan’s Entrepreneur Visa was back, which facilitates the process of founding a corporation in Taiwan. With the special visa, applicants would get residency for 1 year before setting up a business including the spouse and children under 20. After the expiration, the application can be extend up to 2 years each time, and after being resident for 5 years in Taiwan, applicants are qualified to apply for permanent residency.

Tainan aims for circular economy leadership
National
TAINAN (ANN) – Most city officials understand they are accountable but few make the leap to being responsible. Responsibility is all about accountability, a key principle behind the development of a circular economy.

78% of children have witnessed parental emotional outbursts: survey
National
TAIPEI (CNA) – As many as 78.4 percent of Taiwanese children said they had witnessed their parents have emotional outbursts, according to a survey by the Child Welfare League Foundation.

II. News Vocabulary(上述新聞標題與短文的單字補充)
1.   outfit                    配件
2.   siege                   圍城
3.   approval              贊成
4.   sticking to           堅持
5.   secretive             隱密
6.   strings attached  附加條件
7.   deter                 卻步
8.   disrupt                 破壞
9.   indigenous         土著
10.  indicate             指出
11.  officially             正式地
12.  entrepreneur     企業家
13.  pivotal               關鍵
14.  principle            信念
15.  outburst            爆發

III. VoiceTube

學習語言的技巧:讓自己保持動力 (Learning Language Tips: Stay Motivated)
初級

如果臉書是你的前男友...?(How Facebook is Like Your Desperate Ex)
初級

什麼真正地激勵人在企業裡誠實行事 (What really motivates people to be honest in business | Alexander Wagner)
中級

TED-Ed】你有口臭嗎?來看看為什麼 (What causes bad breath? - Mel Rosenberg)
中級

IV. Wisdom Woods
English proverbs and sayings full of humor and wisdom
1.“I am certain that after the dust of centuries has passed over our cities, we, too, will be remembered not for victories or defeats in battle or in politics, but for our contribution to the human spirit.”– John Kennedy, the 35th U.S. President
「我確信,在幾世紀的塵土飄揚過我們的城鎮後,我們也是一樣,被記得不會是因為在戰場或政治上取得勝利或失敗,而是因為對人類的心靈有所貢獻。」約翰甘迺迪 (美國第 35 任總統)
2. “Evidence is conclusive that your self-talk has a direct bearing on your performance.”– Zig Ziglar, Motivational Speaker
「你和自己的對話將直接影響你的表現,這是證據確鑿的。」吉格金克拉 (勵志演說家)
3. “The whole point of getting things done is knowing what to leave undone.”– Oswald Chambers, Evangelist
「做完事情的原則,是知道什麼事先不要做。」奧斯瓦爾德章伯斯 (傳教士)
4. “God gives the nuts, but he does not crack them. “— Franz Kafka, Writer
「上帝給我們堅果,但不會為我們敲開外殼。」法蘭茲卡夫卡 (作家)
5. “Forgive many things in others; nothing in yourself.”— Ausonius, Poet
「原諒別人很多事,但不要原諒自己。」奧索尼烏斯 (詩人)
6. “I want to live my life, not record it.”– Jackie Kennedy, First Lady of the U.S.
「我想要生活,不是紀錄生活。」賈桂琳·甘迺迪 (美國第一夫人)
7. “Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” – Swami Sivananda, Hindu Spiritual Teacher
「把你的心力、大腦及心靈注入最微小的行為,那是成功的祕訣。薩特南達・薩拉斯瓦提 (印度靈性導師)
8. “To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.”– Gilbert K. Chesterton, Writer
「愛意味愛不該被愛的,原諒意味寬恕不可寬恕的,信念是相信不可信的,希望意味萬念俱灰時仍抱著希望。」吉爾伯特卻斯特頓 (作家)
9. Out of difficulties grow miracles.”– Jean de la Bruyere, Philosopher
「奇蹟出自於困境。」··拉布魯耶 (哲學家)
10. “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” — Aesop, Storyteller
「沒有一個體貼的行為,不管多麼微小,會是白費的。」伊索 (說書人)

V. Singing River

“Closer” BY The Chainsmokers


Hey, I was doing just fine before I met you
在遇到妳之前我也過得很好
I drink too much and that's an issue but I'm OK
雖然不小心喝得太多 但也沒什麼關係
Hey, you tell your friends it was nice to meet them
妳告訴妳的朋友們 妳很高興能與他們相聚
But I hope I never see them again
但我真希望永遠不會再見到他們

I know it breaks your heart
我知道這傷了你的心
Moved to the city in a broke down car
靠著一輛破車搬進這座城市中
And four years, no calls
四年以來毫無音訊
Now you're looking pretty in a hotel bar
現在你光鮮亮麗的出現在飯店酒吧中
And I can't stop
我再也壓抑不住了
No, I can't stop
我再也壓抑不住自己的感情了

So baby pull me closer in the backseat of your Rover
所以親愛的 快將我拉進你懷中
That I know you can't afford
就在這輛我知道你買不起的Rover後座上
Bite that tattoo on your shoulder
輕咬一口你肩上的刺青
Pull the sheets right off the corner
把床單從角落拉起
Of the mattress that you stole
在那個從你室友那裡
From your roommate back in Boulder
偷過來的床墊上
We ain't ever getting older
我們好像永遠不會變老

We ain't ever getting older
我們好像永遠不會變老
We ain't ever getting older
我們好像永遠不會變老

You look as good as the day I met you
你看起來就像我第一次見到你那般耀眼
I forget just why I left you, I was insane
我早已忘了當初離開你的理由 我那時一定瘋了
Stay and play that Blink-182 song
留下來 重聽一次那首Blink-182的歌
That we beat to death in Tucson, OK
就是我們在那輛Tucson上熱情舞動的歌

I know it breaks your heart
我知道這傷了你的心
Moved to the city in a broke down car
靠著一輛破車搬進這座城市中
And four years, no calls
四年以來毫無音訊
Now you're looking pretty in a hotel bar
現在你光鮮亮麗的出現在飯店酒吧中
And I can't stop
我再也壓抑不住了
No, I can't stop
我再也壓抑不住自己的感情了

So baby pull me closer in the backseat of your Rover
所以親愛的 快將我拉進你懷中
That I know you can't afford
就在這輛我知道你買不起的Rover後座上
Bite that tattoo on your shoulder
輕咬一口你肩上的刺青
Pull the sheets right off the corner
把床單從角落拉起
Of the mattress that you stole
在那個從你室友那裡
From your roommate back in Boulder
偷過來的床墊上
We ain't ever getting older
我們好像永遠不會變老

We ain't ever getting older
我們好像永遠不會變老
We ain't ever getting older
我們好像永遠不會變老

So baby pull me closer in the backseat of your Rover
所以親愛的 快將我拉進你懷中
That I know you can't afford
就在這輛我知道你買不起的Rover後座上
Bite that tattoo on your shoulder
輕咬一口你肩上的刺青
Pull the sheets right off the corner
把床單從角落拉起
Of the mattress that you stole
在那個從你室友那裡
From your roommate back in Boulder
偷過來的床墊上
We ain't ever getting older
我們好像永遠不會變老
We ain't ever getting older
我們好像永遠不會變老
We ain't ever getting older
我們好像永遠不會變老
We ain't ever getting older
我們好像永遠不會變老
We ain't ever getting older
我們好像永遠不會變老

We ain't ever getting older
我們好像永遠不會變老
No we ain't ever getting older
我們永遠都不會變老


“We Don't Talk Anymore” BY Charlie Puth


We don't talk anymore, we don't talk anymore
我們只剩沉默、我們不再相愛
We don't talk anymore, like we used to do
以往的愛戀消逝無蹤
We don't love anymore
彼此不再相愛
What was all of it for?
是為了什麼呢?
Oh, we don't talk anymore, like we used to do
以往的熱情不再

I just heard you found the one you've been looking
剛得知妳遇到合適的那個人
You've been looking for
一直等待的那個人
I wish I would have known that wasn't me
早該知道那個人不是我
Cause even after all this time I still wonder
即使如此現在我還是一直掛念著妳
Why I can't move on
為何無法忘懷
Just the way you did so easily
而妳卻如此輕易轉身

Don't wanna know
不想知道
What kind of dress you're wearing tonight
今天妳打扮得多美
If he's holding onto you so tight
更無法想像他會把妳摟得多緊
The way I did before
曾經我也是那個人

I overdosed
我用情太深了
Should've known your love was a game
早該知道妳的愛只是一場遊戲
Now I can't get you out of my brain
現在我無法忘記你所有一切
Oh, it's such a shame
多像個白癡

That we don't talk anymore, we don't talk anymore
我們只剩沉默、我們不再說話
We don't talk anymore, like we used to do
以往的快樂都不在了
We don't love anymore
我們不再相愛了
What was all of it for?
到底是為什麼呢?
Oh, we don't talk anymore, like we used to do
曾經的美好難道都遺忘了嗎?

I just hope you're lying next to somebody
多希望你身邊有人陪你
Who knows how to love you like me
像我一樣懂得如何去愛妳
There must be a good reason that you're gone
你會離開一定是有原因的吧
Every now and then I think you
時時刻刻都在掛念著你
Might want me to come show up at your door
多想出現在你門前
But I'm just too afraid that I'll be wrong
但多害怕看到我不想看的

Don't wanna know
不想知道
If you're looking into her eyes
你是多麼深情的看著那個她
If she's holding onto you so tight the way I did before
而她可能像我從前那樣把你抱得緊緊的

I overdosed
我愛得太深了
Should've known your love was a game
早該知道你不曾對愛認真
Now I can't get you out of my brain
但我卻無法將你從我腦海中趕走
Oh, it's such a shame
多麼的可笑

That we don't talk anymore (We don't, we don't)
我們不再相愛
We don't talk anymore (We don't, we don't)
我們只剩沉默
We don't talk anymore, like we used to do
以往的那些愛都消失了
We don't love anymore (We don't, we don't)
我們不再愛了
What was all of it for? (We don't, we don't)
為何會變這樣?
Oh, we don't talk anymore, like we used to do
以往的美好都消逝了
Like we used to do
都不在了

Don't wanna know
不想知道
What kind of dress you're wearing tonight
妳今晚是多麼的動人
If he's giving it to you just right
倘若他讓妳感到非常快樂
The way I did before
就像我曾經那樣

I overdosed
我愛過頭了
Should've known your love was a game
早該知道妳的愛就如同遊戲一般
Now I can't get you out of my brain
無法將妳抹滅
Oh, it's such a shame
多麼的丟人

That we don't talk anymore (We don't, we don't)
我們不再相愛
We don't talk anymore (We don't, we don't)
我們只剩沉默
We don't talk anymore, like we used to do
以往的那些愛都消失了
We don't love anymore (We don't, we don't)
我們不再愛了
What was all of it for? (We don't, we don't)
為何會變這樣?
Oh, we don't talk anymore, like we used to do
以往的美好都消逝了

Don't wanna know
不想知道
What kind of dress you're wearing tonight
今天妳打扮得多美
If he's holding onto you so tight
更無法想像他會把妳摟得多緊
The way I did before
曾經我也是那個人

I overdosed
我用情太深了
Should've known your love was a game
早該知道妳的愛只是一場遊戲
Now I can't get you out of my brain
現在我無法忘記你所有一切
Oh, it's such a shame
多麼的可笑

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