英文公園 第196期

(台北校區/通識教育中心) English Park


I. News Path–新聞步道

奧克拉荷馬州市長選舉/芝加哥將有第一位黑人市長/中國山區發生火災/紐約市恐慌的案件/華航機場事故/中國派遣戰鬥機跨越台灣海峽/麻疹疫情/五星飯店牛肉麵飄香日本

II. News Vocabulary

1. ballot                   選票
2. municipal           市政
3. vying                    爭奪
4. contrasting          對比
5. blaze                     火焰
6. rugged                  崎嶇
7. extinguished           熄滅
8. convicted                定罪

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

不只是「分手」!Break up7種用法/托福閱讀技巧:重點摘要、表格填寫/10個標誌你比你意識到的更聰明/必備技能:5 大技巧讓你擁有「批判性思考」的能力

IV Wisdom Woods–智慧森林

1. “The fool wonders, the wise man asks.”– Benjamin Disraeli, British Prime Minister
「蠢人會納悶,智者會提問。」班傑明‧迪斯雷利 (英國首相)
2. “Personality begins where comparison ends.”– Karl Lagerfeld, Fashion Designer
「個性是在沒有比較時開始出現。」卡爾·拉格斐 (時裝設計師)
3. “Throughout history, people have never before expected to be as comfortable as people do today.”– Jens Risom, Furniture Designer
「在整個歷史裡,人類從沒想過可以像今天的人這般舒服。」簡斯・裡森 (家俱設計師)

V. Singing River–吟唱河流
Va Va Voom/When I'm Gone


I. News Path

Dead mayor on ballot for Oklahoma municipal election

World
EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Voters in an Oklahoma City suburb will choose a mayor Tuesday from two men who held the job before, except that one of them is dead.

2 black women vying in runoff to become Chicago's next mayor
World
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago will have its first black woman as mayor after voters choose between candidates who waged contentious campaigns that highlighted their contrasting political paths.

Firefighters contain fire in China's mountains where 30 died
World
BEIJING (AP) — Firefighters have contained a blaze high in the rugged forested mountains of western China that claimed the lives of 30 of their colleagues.State media say open flames had been extinguished and only a few areas continued to emit smoke as of Tuesday with no further threat of the fire spreading.

Man convicted of killing woman out running in NYC park
World
NEW YORK (AP) — A man has been convicted of killing a woman out running near her New York City home in a case that stirred urban fears.

China Airline plane damaged again at Sydney Airport
National
TAIPEI (CNA) — A China Airlines’ Airbus A350-900 was involved in a collision at Sydney Airport Tuesday due to negligence in airport ground operations, delaying a return flight to Taiwan, a spokesman for the company said on April 3.

Chinese action shows dismay over warming Taiwan-U.S. ties: expert
National
TAIPEI (CNA) – China’s decision to send fighter jets cross the median line of the Taiwan Strait on Sunday was intended to show Beijing’s dissatisfaction over warming Taiwan-U.S. relations, according to a Taiwanese military expert.

CDC warns travelers about measles outbreaks in neighboring countries
National
TAIPEI (CNA) – Taiwan’s Centers for Disease Control (CDC) yesterday advised travelers to be on the alert against measles when visiting other Asian countries and areas, including Hong Kong and Macau, where outbreaks of the highly contagious disease have been reported.

Regent Taipei sells award-winning beef noodles in Tokyo
National
TAIPEI (The China Post) – Japanese chain stores have opened restaurants all across Taiwan; yet, only a few Taiwan brands have targeted the Japanese market. Regent Taipei announced that it started serving the award-winning “Champion Beef Noodles” at WIRED TOKYO 1999 in Shibuya Tsutaya bookstore on March 26. The store serves both stewed and braised flavors for the price of around 980 yen per bowl, only 100 yen more than a bowl in Ichiran Ramen.

II. News Vocabulary(上述新聞標題與短文的單字補充)
1. ballot                       選票
2. municipal                市政
3. vying                        爭奪
4. contrasting              對比
5. blaze                         火焰
6. rugged                      崎嶇
7. extinguished              熄滅
8. convicted                  定罪
9. stirred                      攪動
10. urban                     城市的
11. collision                 碰撞
12. dismay                  沮喪
13. measles                 麻疹
14. outbreaks             爆發
15. braised                 燉

III. VoiceTube

不只是「分手」!Break up7種用法 (Using phrasal verb Break up in different ways Advanced spoken English lesson)
初級

托福閱讀技巧:重點摘要、表格填寫 (TOEFL Reading Questions - Prose Summary and Fill in a Table)
初級

10個標誌你比你意識到的更聰明 (10signs you are way more intelligent than you realize)
中級

必備技能:5 大技巧讓你擁有「批判性思考」的能力 (5 tips to improve your critical thinking - Samantha Agoos)
中級

IV. Wisdom Woods
English proverbs and sayings full of humor and wisdom
1. “The fool wonders, the wise man asks.”– Benjamin Disraeli, British Prime Minister
「蠢人會納悶,智者會提問。」班傑明‧迪斯雷利 (英國首相)
2. “Personality begins where comparison ends.”– Karl Lagerfeld, Fashion Designer
「個性是在沒有比較時開始出現。」卡爾·拉格斐 (時裝設計師)
3. “Throughout history, people have never before expected to be as comfortable as people do today.”– Jens Risom, Furniture Designer
「在整個歷史裡,人類從沒想過可以像今天的人這般舒服。」簡斯・裡森 (家俱設計師)
4. “Don’t get too comfortable with who you are at any given time – you may miss the opportunity to become who you want to be.”— Jon Bon Jovi, Musician
「別在任何時候對現在的你太過滿足你可能會失去機會成為你想成為的人。」瓊‧邦‧喬飛 (音樂家)
5. “Ideas don’t come out fully formed. They only become clear as you work on them. You just have to get started.”– Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook Co-Founder
「好的構想不是一開始就成形,它是在你實現的過程中變得更加清淅,你只需要開始。」馬克.祖克柏 (臉書創辦人)
6. “As one goes through life, one learns that if you don’t paddle your own canoe, you don’t move.”— Katharine Hepburn, Actress
「在人生的路上,你會發現如果不靠自己,你不會前進。」凱薩琳‧霍頓‧赫本 (女演員)
7. “Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”– George Bernard Shaw, Playwright
「無法改變想法的人,無法改變任何事。」喬治‧蕭伯納 (劇作家)
8. “I’m a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will.”– Antonio Gramsci, Marxist Philosopher
「我的智力使我成為悲觀者,但意志力使我成為樂觀者。」安東尼奧·葛蘭西 (馬克思主義思想家)
9. “Telling someone they’re wrong is not the same as leading and inspiring them to do what’s right.”– Andy Stanley, Pastor
「指出一個人的錯,有別於引導並激發他去做對的事。」安迪.史坦利 (牧師)
10. “The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of making a mistake.”– Meister Eckhart, Theologian
「沒有行動的代價,遠超過犯錯的代價。」埃克哈特大師 (神學家)

V. Singing River

“When I'm Gone” BY Eminem


It's my life
這是我的人生
My own words I guess
以我的意思來說, 我猜就醬
Have you ever loved someone so much, you'd give an arm for?
你是否曾深愛過某人, 愛到你可以不顧一切?
Not the expression, no, literally give an arm for
但卻沒有表達出來, 沒有, 只有字面上說說而已
When they know they're your heart
當他們知道他們是你最重要的人
And you know you were their armor
而你又知道你是他們的屏障

And you will destroy anyone who would try to harm 'em
而你願意, 會摧毀任何想傷害他們的人
But what happens when karma turns right around and bites you
如果當因果報應,命運反過來擺你一道,
And everything you stand for turns on you to spite you?
所有你所堅持的事, 反過來咬你一口? 怎麼辦?
What happens when you become the main source of a pain?
如果當你成為痛苦的源頭? 怎麼辦?

"Daddy, look what I made.", dad's gotta go catch a plane
"爸爸" 看看我做的東西:D", "爸爸要趕去坐飛機"
"Daddy, where's mommy? I can't find mommy, where is she?"
"爸爸, 媽媽在哪:(? 我找不到媽媽, 她在哪裡?"
I don't know go play hey Hailie, baby, your daddy's busy
"我不知道! 去找玩的吧! 寶貝你爸爸很忙"
Daddy's writing this song, this song ain't gonna write itself
"爸爸在寫歌, 這首歌不會自己寫阿!"
I'll give you one underdog then you gotta swing by yourself
"
我給你一支超級狗, 你自己去玩吧"

Then turn right around in that song and tell her you love her
接著轉過來繼續寫歌隨便說你愛她
And put hands on her mother, who's a spitting image of her
把手放在她媽媽上, 不斷湧出她的模樣, 她們長的很像
That's Slim Shady, yeah baby, Slim Shady's crazy
那個就是Slim Shady, 是的, Slim Shady很瘋狂
Shady made me, but tonight Shady's rock-a-bye baby
Shady造就了我, 但今晚Shady要說再見!

And when I'm gone, just carry on, don't mourn
當我離開, 請堅持著, 別傷心, 別掛念
Rejoice every time you hear the sound of my voice
每次聽到我的聲音應該感到慶幸
Just know that I'm looking down on you smiling
只需要知道我輕視你的笑容
And I didn't feel a thing, so baby don't feel no pain
而我不感到是什麼一回事, 所以寶貝不用傷痛
Just smile back
用笑回應一下就好

And when I'm gone, just carry on, don't mourn
Rejoice every time you hear the sound of my voice
Just know that I'm looking down on you smiling
And I didn't feel a thing, so baby don't feel no pain
Just smile back, I'm looking down on you smiling
And I didn't feel a thing, so baby don't feel no pain
Just smile back

I keep having this dream, I'm pushin' Hailie on the swing
我一直在做著一個夢, 我推著海莉盪鞦韆
She keeps screaming, she don't want me to sing
她不斷叫著, 她不想我唱歌
"You're making mommy cry, why? Why is mommy crying?"
"你令媽媽哭了! 為什麼? 為什麼媽媽在哭?"
Baby, daddy ain't leaving no more, "Daddy you're lying,
"寶貝, 爸爸不會再離開," "爸爸你在說謊!,
You always say that, you always say this is the last time.
你每次都這樣說! 你每次都說這是最後一次!        ((怎麼感覺好像情侶吵架xdd..好繼續吧))
But you ain't leaving no more, daddy you're mine."
但你不會再離開, 爸爸你是我的. :( "

She's pilling boxes in front of the door trying to block it
她在門口堆起紙盒試圖擋住門口
"Daddy please, daddy don't leave, daddy - no stop it!"
"求求你爸爸! 不要走! 爸爸! 不要! !"
Goes in her pocket, pulls out a tiny necklace locket
她從她口袋拿出一個小小的項鍊
It's got a picture, "This'll keep you safe daddy, take it with ya."
項鍊上鑲嵌了照片, "爸爸這個會保你平安, 帶這個跟你一起..."

I look up, it's just me standing in the mirror
我抬頭看, 只見我站著在鏡子面前
These fuckin' walls must be talking, 'cuz man I can hear 'em
這些他X的牆一定在說話, 因為我聽到!
They're saying "You've got one more chance to do right," and it's tonight
他們在說"你將擁有多一個機會去做對的事" 就是今天晚上
Now go out there and show that you love 'em before it's too late
現在就出去跟他們說你有多麼愛他們! 在一切都太晚之前!
And just as I go to walk out of my bedroom door
而當我只是走出我臥室的大門
It turns to a stage, they're gone, and this spotlight is on
地板就變成了舞台, 他們都走了, 而聚光燈已經打開
And I'm singing
而我, 正在唱歌

60,000 people, all jumping out their seat
六萬名觀眾, 興奮得跳出他們的座位
The curtain closes, they're throwing roses at my feet
布幕拉下, 觀眾丟來的玫瑰花遍佈我的雙腳
I take a bow and thank you all for coming out
我對觀眾鞠躬, 感謝觀眾的光臨
They're screaming so loud, I take one last look at the crowd
觀眾們大聲叫嚷著, 我看台下觀眾最後一眼

I glance down, I don't believe what I'm seeing
我仔細看一看, 我不敢相信我的眼睛
"Daddy it's me, help mommy, her wrists are bleeding,"
"爸爸是我! 救救媽媽, 她的手腕正在流血!!"
But baby we're in Sweden, how did you get to Sweden?
"但寶貝我們在瑞典, 你怎樣來到的?"
"I followed you daddy, you told me that you weren't leavin'
"我跟著你來的爸爸, 你告訴你不會離開的 :("

"You lied to me Dad, and now you make mommy sad
"你對我說謊, 現在又令媽媽傷心,
And I bought you this coin, it says 'Number One Dad'.
本來我買了一個硬幣, 上面寫著 '第一名的好爸爸'
That's all I wanted, I just want to give you this coin.
這就是我最想要的, 我只是想給你這個硬幣
I get the point - fine, me and mommy are gone."
但我明白, 算了, 我和媽媽要離開.

But baby wait, "It's too late dad, you made the choice.
"但寶貝等等!" "已經太遲了爸! 你已經作出選擇了!
Now go up there and show 'em that you love 'em more than us."
現在就站在那裡告訴觀眾你愛他們比我們更多"
That's what they want, they want you Marshall, they keep screamin' your name
這就是他們所想要的, 他們想要你Marshall, 他們正大叫著你的名字!
It's no wonder you can't go to sleep, just take another pill
不難懷疑你不能入睡, 再吃一顆安眠藥吧!
Yeah, I bet you you will. You rap about it, yeah, word, k-keep it real
我打賭你會, 你就是在唱它, 歌詞已經反映著真實

I hear applause, all this time I couldn't see
我聽到了掌聲, 但這次我看不到
How could it be, that the curtain is closing on me
怎麼會這樣, 布幕正在我面前慢慢閉起來
I turn around, find a gun on the ground, cock it
我轉過身來, 在地上撿起一支槍, 上彈
Put it to my brain and scream "Die Shady!" and pop it
指著自己的腦袋大叫"死吧Shady!!" 之後扣下板機

The sky darkens, my life flashes, the plane that I was supposed to be on crashes and burns to ashes
天空變漆黑了, 我的人生閃了閃, 那台原本我要坐的飛機遇上了空難, 變成了塵埃
That's when I wake up, alarm clock's ringin', there's birds singin'
當我醒過來, 鬧鐘響著, 那裡有鳥兒在唱歌
It's Spring and Hailie's outside swinging, I walk right up to Kim and kiss her
現在是春天, 海莉正在盪鞦韆, 我走到Kim的旁邊親吻了她一下
Tell her I miss her, Hailie just smiles and winks at her little sister
告訴她我想她, 海莉笑了然後對妹妹眨眨眼
Almost as if to say
一切都像如幻似真....


“Va Va Voom” BY Nicki Minaj


Just met a boy, Just met a boy when
剛剛遇到一個男生
He can come inside of my playpen
我允許他上我的床
Cause he look like a superstar in the making
因為他看上來做那回事就很厲害
So I think that I'm going in for the taking
所以我想我要跟他來一炮了
Hear through the grapevine that he's cakin'
傳聞說蠻多女生想追他的
We can shoot a movie he can do the tapin'
他可以拿著攝影機拍下我跟他做的過程成為一部微電影
Boom boom pow, this thing be shakin'
砰砰啪,所以東西都跟著搖起來了
I ain't even tryna find out who he datin'
我亦無需理會他在跟誰約會

Cause I know he got a wife at home
因為我知道他家中有個老婆
But I need just one night alone
但我只需跟他一夜風流
If he keep playin them g-g-games
如果他還想跟我繼續糾纏
I'mma run away (ay) I'mma run away (ay ay)
我就會跑得遠遠的(遠遠的)我就會跑得遠遠的(遠遠的)
I-I-I wanna give you one last option
--我給你最後一次選擇
I-I-I wanna give you one last chance
--我給你最後的機會
If-If you looking for the main attraction
-如果你想直接進入高潮
Just hold on tight and let me do my dance
就繼續挺著讓我跳好舞

If you want it I'm gonna be va va voom voom
如果你想的話我就動力全開
If you got it you got it you got that boom boom
如果你讓我全開你一定很爽
If you want it I'm gonna be va va voom voom
如果你想的話我就動力全開
If you got it you got it you got that boom boom
如果你讓我全開你一定很爽

Just met a boy, Just met a boy when
剛剛遇到一個男生
He can become my little problem
他已經成為我一個小問題了
Cause it look like he modeling clothes in Dublin
因為他看起來就像都柏林裡走秀的模特兒
So I think he that getting that green, a goblin
所以我想他應該有很多大麻吧
(
有一種大麻叫Green Goblin,要在都柏林找到不難,不過你一定要認識某些人)
Hear through the grapevine that he hang low
傳聞說他的命根子很大哦
We can shoot a movie, we can bang like Rambo
他可以像Rambo一樣用他的"大炮"轟掉我,再把這拍下來
Boom boom pow this thing so bingo
砰砰啪這可真爽了
Wondering if he can understand my lingo
不過我不知道他能否明白我的話詞

Cause I know he got a wife at home
因為我知道他家中有個老婆
But I need just one night alone
但我只需跟他一夜風流
If he keep playin them g-g-games
如果他還想跟我繼續糾纏
I'mma run away (ay) I'mma run away (ay ay)
我就會跑得遠遠的(遠遠的)我就會跑得遠遠的(遠遠的)
I-I-I wanna give you one last option
--我給你最後一次選擇
I-I-I wanna give you one last chance
--我給你最後的機會
If-If you looking for the main attraction
-如果你想直接進入高潮
Just hold on tight and let me do my dance
就繼續挺著讓我跳好舞

If you want it I'm gonna be va va voom voom
如果你想的話我就動力全開
If you got it you got it you got that boom boom
如果你讓我全開你一定很爽
If you want it I'm gonna be va va voom voom
如果你想的話我就動力全開
If you got it you got it you got that boom boom
如果你讓我全開你一定很爽

Boy I'm in this club slow mo
男孩啊我現在來慢一點的
Don't mind if I do
可以與我跳支舞嗎
And I can tell you feeling me from the jump
我可以告訴你只需感受我的律動
I wanna ride too
你就會知道其實我也想跟你做
You got that hot shit, boy you blessed
你有著這火辣的身軀,真是幸運啊
Let me feel up on your chest
讓我躺在你的胸膛上感受一下吧
Flex it, you the man
夠膽展現自己的,就是真男人
You the man, one hundred grand
你就像一條巧克力條一樣吸引著我
(
外國有種巧克力條叫100 Grand,我不確定Nicki在這裡是指金錢還是食物,不過在這裡面好像食物比較貼切吧?)
The same old game blow
又要準備遊戲了
Yes I play it very well
沒錯我很擅長玩這遊戲的
Come baby, lay it down, let me stay down, let me show you
來吧寶貝,一起躺下來,讓我給你看一下
How I run things in my playground
我平常是怎麼玩的
Come and get this va va voom(Woo Woo)
來享受我全開的動力吧(Woo Woo)

Cause I know he got a wife at home
因為我知道他家中有個老婆
But I need just one night alone
但我只需跟他一夜風流
If he keep playin them g-g-games
如果他還想跟我繼續糾纏
I'mma run away (ay) I'mma run away (ay ay)
我就會跑得遠遠的(遠遠的)我就會跑得遠遠的(遠遠的)
I-I-I wanna give you one last option
--我給你最後一次選擇
I-I-I wanna give you one last chance
--我給你最後的機會
If-If you looking for the main attraction
-如果你想直接進入高潮
Just hold on tight and let me do my dance
就繼續挺著讓我跳好舞

If you want it I'm gonna be va va voom voom
如果你想的話我就動力全開
If you got it you got it you got that boom boom
如果你讓我全開你一定很爽
If you want it I'm gonna be va va voom voom
如果你想的話我就動力全開
If you got it you got it you got that boom boom
如果你讓我全開你一定很爽

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