英文公園 第198期

(台北校區/通識教育中心) English Park


I. News Path–新聞步道

降雨也是美國洪水氾濫的關鍵/古巴到佛羅里達州的飛機離開跑道掉入河裡/日本明仁天皇退位/巴西毒梟共犯/大巨蛋工程 /台灣恐將3度缺席世界衛生大會/台電憂夏季用電高峰/台灣人才外流

II. News Vocabulary

1. referendum            公投
2. extending               擴展
3. ease                         放寬
4. property                 財產
5. gather                     聚集
6. funeral                   葬禮
7. corruption                貪汙
8. hub                         中心

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


你是內向的人嗎?別擔心,或許你更具有脫單優勢喔!/羨慕雙胞胎嗎?快來看看他們不為人知的秘密!/時間永遠不夠用?從現在開始停止浪費時間!/聰明勤奮還不夠?七個無法成功的原因,你中了嗎?

IV Wisdom Woods–智慧森林

1. “You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”– Martin Luther King, Civil Rights Leader
「你不用看到整個樓梯,你只需跨出第一步。」馬丁路德 (民運領袖)
2. “Be strong but not rude. Be kind but not weak. Be humble but not timid. Be proud but not arrogant.”– Zig Ziglar, Motivational Speaker
「堅強但不要無禮,善良但不要軟弱,謙虛但不要膽小,自豪但不要傲慢。」吉格金克拉 (勵志演說家)
3. “Fearlessness is like a muscle. I know from my own life that the more I exercise it, the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me.”– Arianna Huffington, News Editor-in-Chief
「無懼就像肌肉,從自己的生命中我知道,我愈用它,不被恐懼所控制就會變得愈自然。」阿里安娜·赫芬頓 (新聞主編)

V. Singing River–吟唱河流
365/Into You

I. News Path

The Latest: Coming rounds of rains hold key to flooding

World
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Latest on flooding along the Mississippi River (all times local):
11:30 a.m.
The National Weather Service at St. Louis says rain in the coming days will determine whether Mississippi River levels will rise more than expected.

The Latest: Pets yet to be retrieved from plane in river
World
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on on charter plane traveling from Cuba to north Florida that ended up in a river at ends of runaway (all times local):
9:15 a.m.
Officials at the Naval Air Station Jacksonville say they still haven’t been able to retrieve pets from the cargo hold of a plane went off a runway and ended up in the St. Johns River.

Japan’s Imperial couple traveled worldwide
World
TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) – The Emperor and Empress have traveled throughout Japan and the world over the years.
The Emperor put special priority on his duty as the “symbol of the state” to visit every part of Japan, particularly remote areas and islands. He traveled to all 47 prefectures in the nation in the first 15 years of his reign, and with his visit to Kagoshima Prefecture in 2017, the Emperor completed a second tour of all the prefectures with the Empress. He has visited 55 remote islands.

Mama police’ – Brazilian parrot taken into custody for squawking at law enforcement
World
TAIPEI (The China Post) – A parrot was taken into custody on April 22 for repeatedly yelling “Mama, police!” at the arrival of law enforcement.
The tropical bird, which was on the lookout for danger, was “arrested” by police officers conducting a raid on two alleged drug dealers – a man and a woman.

Taipei City Government wins appeal on dome work suspension
National
TAIPEI (CNA) – Taipei City Government won its appeal against a Taipei High Administrative Court ruling allowing Farglory Group to continue safety-related construction work on the Taipei Dome project, as detailed in a judgment by the Supreme Administrative Court on Tuesday.

Taiwan health minister readies protest over WHA
National
TAIPEI (The China Post) – Health and Welfare Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said on April 24 that he already prepared his speech regarding Taiwan’s eventual non-participation in the World Health Assembly (WHA). He is also considering handing in a letter of protest in Geneva if Taiwan is not invited to the event for the third year, he added.

Taipower warns of power shortage risks
National
TAIPEI (The China Post) – Taichung City Government said on April 25 that the ongoing decommissioning of 40 to 50 percent of Taichung Power Plant won’t impact the electricity production in Taiwan. Yet, Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) asked the city government to act cautiously as the decision might have three consequences.

Taiwan brain drain reaches 1 million
National
TAIPEI (The China Post) – Taiwan stock market has reached new highs despite the recent increase of minimum wages. The unemployment rate in March was just 3.68 percent, the second lowest rate in March over the past 19 years.

II. News Vocabulary(上述新聞標題與短文的單字補充)
1. flooding                         洪水
2. determine                       決定
3. retrieved                          回收
4. runaway                          跑道
5. Imperial                          帝國
6. priority                           優先
7. symbol                              象徵
8. prefectures                     管區
9. custody                           居留
10. squawking                    叫聲
11. enforcement                  強制
12. appeal                           申訴
13. drain                             外流
14. Welfare                        福利
15. decommissioning       退役

III. VoiceTube

你是內向的人嗎?別擔心,或許你更具有脫單優勢喔! (5 Reasons Why Introverts Make Great Relationship Partners)
初級

羨慕雙胞胎嗎?快來看看他們不為人知的秘密! (Things Not To Say To Twins)
初級

時間永遠不夠用?從現在開始停止浪費時間! (Here is How To Never Waste Your Time Again)
中級

聰明勤奮還不夠?七個無法成功的原因,你中了嗎? (7 Reasons Why Smart, Hardworking People Don't Become Successful)
中級

IV. Wisdom Woods
English proverbs and sayings full of humor and wisdom
1. “You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”– Martin Luther King, Civil Rights Leader
「你不用看到整個樓梯,你只需跨出第一步。」馬丁路德 (民運領袖)
2. “Be strong but not rude. Be kind but not weak. Be humble but not timid. Be proud but not arrogant.”– Zig Ziglar, Motivational Speaker
「堅強但不要無禮,善良但不要軟弱,謙虛但不要膽小,自豪但不要傲慢。」吉格金克拉 (勵志演說家)
3. “Fearlessness is like a muscle. I know from my own life that the more I exercise it, the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me.”– Arianna Huffington, News Editor-in-Chief
「無懼就像肌肉,從自己的生命中我知道,我愈用它,不被恐懼所控制就會變得愈自然。」阿里安娜·赫芬頓 (新聞主編)
4. “Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”— Franz Kafka, Writer
「不要屈服,不要淡化,不要使它看來合邏輯,不要依據潮流而修改你的靈魂。相反的,狠狠的追隨你最強烈的喜好之事。」法蘭茲卡夫卡 (作家)
5. “I want people to walk around delusional about how great they can be – and then to fight so hard for it every day that the lie becomes the truth.”— Lady Gaga, Singer
「我想要人們在路上走著妄想他們可以多棒然後每天為此奮鬥,直到那個謊言成為事實。」女神卡卡 (歌手)
6. “The biggest communication problem is we do not listen to understand. We listen to reply.”– Stephen Covey, Author
「最大的溝通問題是,我們聆聽不是為了瞭解,我們聆聽只為了回答。」史蒂芬柯維 (勵志作家)
7. “One hour of life, crowded to the full with glorious action and filled with noble risks, is worth whole years of those mean observances of paltry decorum.”– Walter Scott, Novelist
「充滿輝煌行動與崇高冒險一小時,價值等同平庸地遵守瑣碎禮節好幾年。」華特·司各特 (小說家)
8. “Being brave means knowing that when you fail, you don’t fail forever.”– Lana Del Rey, Singer
「勇敢就是知道即便你失敗,你也不是永遠失敗。」拉娜·德芮 (歌手)
9. “Persistence guarantees that results are inevitable.”– Paramahansa Yogananda, Meditation Teacher
「堅持不懈可以保證:得到結果是無可避免的。」帕拉宏撒·尤迦南達 (印度瑜伽士)
10. “Either you run the day, or the day runs you.”– Jim Rohn, Author
「不是你控制一天的時間怎麼過,就是由那一天來控制你。」吉姆.羅恩 (勵志作家)

V. Singing River

“365” BY Zedd, Katy Perry


Waking up next to you in the middle of the week
週間在你身旁醒來
Never needed anyone to send me off to sleep
從來不需要誰來哄我入睡
And I know I said go slow, but I can’t hold back no more
我知道我說我們該慢點,但我卻再也忍不住了
Got a premonition this ain’t gonna be a fling
早已有了先兆,這一切不會是場短暫的快樂
You make a weekend feel like a year
你讓週末變得如此乾枯無聊
Baby, you got me changing
寶貝,你改變了我
24/7, I want you here
一天 24 小時,一週 7 天,我想要你在我身旁
I hope you feel the same thing
我希望你也是這樣想
I want you to be the one that’s on my mind, on my mind, on my mind
我希望你能成為我心上的唯一,我心上的,我心上的
I want you to be there on a Monday night, Tuesday night, every night
我希望你星期一晚上、星期二晚上,每一個夜晚
Are you gonna be the one that’s on my mind? 365, all the time
你會成為我心中的唯一嗎?365 天,所有時間
I want you to be the one to stay
我希望你成為那唯一留下來的
You give me the night and day
你給了我無時無刻
Love it when you come back and can’t take it when you leave
多麼喜歡你回到我身邊的時間,當你離去時是如此的難受
Got me fantasizing our initials already
早已讓我對我們的開始有了幻想
And I wanna just let go, falling deeper than before
我只想讓這一切離去,深深的墜入情海
Say that you are ready, lock it up in a heartbeat
告訴我你準備好了,願意將這感情隨著心跳搏動
I want you to be the one that’s on my mind, on my mind, on my mind
我希望你能成為我心上的唯一,我心上的,我心上的
I want you to be there on a Monday night, Tuesday night, every night
我希望你星期一晚上、星期二晚上,每一個夜晚
Are you gonna be the one that’s on my mind? 365, all the time
你會成為我心中的唯一嗎?365 天,所有時間
I want you to be the one to stay
我希望你成為那唯一留下來的
You give me the night and day
你給了我無時無刻
You make a weekend feel like a year
你讓週末變得如此乾枯無聊
Baby, you got me changing
寶貝,你改變了我
24/7, I want you here
一天 24 小時,一週 7 天,我想要你在我身旁
I hope you feel the same thing
我希望你也是這樣想
Ooh…
Are you gonna be the one?
你願意成為唯一嗎?
Ooh…
Are you gonna be the one? (Are you gonna be the one?)
你願意成為唯一嗎?
I want you to be the one
我渴望你能成為那唯一
I want you to be the one that’s on my mind, on my mind, on my mind
我希望你能成為我心上的唯一,我心上的,我心上的
I want you to be there on a Monday night, Tuesday night, every night
我希望你星期一晚上、星期二晚上,每一個夜晚
Are you gonna be the one that’s on my mind? 365, all the time
你會成為我心中的唯一嗎?365 天,所有時間
I want you to be the one to stay
我希望你成為那唯一留下來的
You give me the night and day
你給了我無時無刻

“Into You” BY Ariana Grande


I'm so into you, I can barely breathe
我好喜歡你,呼吸都變得困難
And all I wanna do is to fall in dee
而我唯一想要只是陷入愛河
But close ain't close enough
親密也不足夠了
Til we cross the line, baby
直到我們跨過那條線
So name a game to play, 
讓我們玩場遊戲
And I'll role the dice, hey
而我將冒險一搏

Oh baby, look what you started
奧寶貝看看你做了什麼
The temperature's rising in here
附近溫度都因你而上升
Is this gonna happen?
這有可能發生嗎
Been waiting and waiting for you to make a move
不斷等待你下一步行動
(Woo, oh, oh, oh!)
Before I make a move
在我採取行動前
(Woo, oh, oh, oh!)

So baby, come light me up and maybe I'll let you on it
所以請快點亮愛火,我也許會讓你嚐嚐
A little bit dangerous, but baby, that's how I want it
可能有些危險,但寶貝那正是我所想要
A little less conversation, and a little more touch my body
少說些廢話,多些好好感受我
Cause I’m so into you, into you, into you
因為我已經迷上你、戀上你、愛上你
Got everyone watchin' us, so baby, let's keep it secret
每個人都注視著我們,所以讓我們藏於秘密
A little bit scandalous, but baby, don’t let them see it
些許的可恥丟臉,但我們別讓他們發現
A little less conversation and a little more touch my body
少說些廢話,多些好好感受我
Cause I’m so into you, into you, into you, oh yeah
因為我已經迷上你、戀上你、愛上你

This could take some time, hey
我需要花時間想想我們之間
I made too many mistakes
我犯過太多錯誤了
Better get this right, right, baby
這次最好謹慎對待

Oh baby, look what you started
奧寶貝看看你做了什麼
The temperature's rising in here
附近溫度都因你而上升
Is this gonna happen?
這有可能發生嗎
Been waiting and waiting for you to make a move
不斷等待你下一步行動
(Woo, oh, oh, oh)
Before I make a move
在我採取行動前
(Woo, oh, oh, oh)

So baby, come light me up and maybe I'll let you on it
所以請快點亮愛火,我也許會讓你嚐嚐
A little bit dangerous, but baby, that's how I want it
可能有些危險,但寶貝那正是我所想要
A little less conversation, and a little more touch my body
少說些廢話,多些好好感受我
Cause I’m so into you, into you, into you
因為我已經迷上你、戀上你、愛上你
Got everyone watchin' us, so baby, let's keep it secret
每個人都注視著我們,所以讓我們藏於秘密
A little bit scandalous, but baby, don’t let them see it
些許的可恥丟臉,但我們別讓他們發現
A little less conversation and a little more touch my body
少說些廢話,多些好好感受我
Cause I’m so into you, into you, into you, oh yeah
因為我已經迷上你、戀上你、愛上你

Tell me what you came here for
告訴我你為何來到這
Cause I can't, I can't wait no more
因為我真的忍不下去了
I'm on the edge with no control
我正處於失控邊緣
And I need, I need you to know
而我需要、需要你知道
You to know, oh!
讓你知道

So baby, come light me up and maybe I'll let you on it
所以請快點亮愛火,我也許會讓你嚐嚐
A little bit dangerous, but baby, that's how I want it
可能有些危險,但寶貝那正是我所想要
A little less conversation, and a little more touch my body
少說些廢話,多些好好感受我
Cause I’m so into you, into you, into you
因為我已經迷上你、戀上你、愛上你
Got everyone watchin' us, so baby, let's keep it secret
每個人都注視著我們,所以讓我們藏於秘密
A little bit scandalous, but baby, don’t let them see it
些許的可恥丟臉,但我們別讓他們發現
A little less conversation and a little more touch my body
少說些廢話,多些好好感受我
Cause I’m so into you, into you, into you, oh yeah
因為我已經迷上你、戀上你、愛上你

So come light me up ,So come light me up my baby
所以請快點亮愛火,快點亮愛火寶貝
A little dangerous, A little dangerous my baby
可能有些危險,有些危險寶貝
A little less conversation, and a little more touch my body
少說些廢話,多些好好感受我

('Cause I’m so into you, into you, into you...)
因為我已經迷上你、戀上你、愛上你
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