英文公園 第205期

(台北校區/通識教育中心) English Park


I. News Path–新聞步道

烏克蘭總統在波蘭進行會談/亞馬遜森林大火/抗議英國脫歐計畫/近期美國大規模槍擊事件/台灣政府宣布四項計劃以促觀光 /台灣人民在港失蹤/台灣每3年評估免簽證待遇/600件國寶歸台

II. News Vocabulary

1. ties                            聯繫
2. counterpart              對方
3. appointed                 任命
4. backtracking            會議
5. decree                      法令
6. suspension               懸掛
7. deadline                    期限
8. mass                         巨大

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

冷氣吹得越兇,地球只會越來越熱!/『字正腔圓』 : 英式 美式英文 的差別/你,累了嗎?快讓生活簡單點!/不要小看雨林消失的後果!絕對影響你和我!

IV Wisdom Woods–智慧森林

1.“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”— Leonardo da Vinci, Artist
「簡化是最終的精密。」李奧納多達文西 (藝術家)
2. “It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man.”— Benjamin Franklin, Statesman
「在工作的人是快樂的,怠惰的人才是可憐的。」班傑明富蘭克林 (政治家)
3. “The thing that’s worth doing is trying to improve our understanding of the world and gain a better appreciation of the universe and not to worry too much about there being no meaning.”– Elon Musk, Entrepreneur
「值得做的事,是加強我們對世界的瞭解,並對宇宙有更佳的體認,而不是太過擔心人生沒有意義。」伊隆·馬斯克 (企業家)

V. Singing River–吟唱河流

Heaven/Don't Check On Me

I.             News Path

Ukraine president in Poland for talks on international ties

World
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has been greeted by his Polish counterpart ahead of talks on topics including the policies of his government, appointed this week, and the country’s ties with the European Union.

Bolsonaro limits ban on fires in Brazil to Amazon only
World
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is partially backtracking on a decree that banned most fires for land-clearing for 60 days, now saying the ban will only apply to the Amazon region.

Crowds gather in UK cities to protest Johnson's Brexit plans
World
LONDON (AP) — Crowds are gathering in London and other major British cities to protest Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s suspension of Parliament for part of the period before the Brexit deadline in two months.

Some of the most recent deadly US mass shootings
World
A list of some of the deadliest mass shootings in the United States in the last two years:
— Aug. 31, 2019: Five people were killed in West Texas in shootings in the area of Midland and Odessa.
— Aug. 4, 2019: A gunman wearing body armor shot and killed nine people at a popular nightlife area in Dayton, Ohio. Police were patrolling the area and killed the suspect.

Gov’t announces 4-part plan to boost int’l tourist arrivals
National
TAIPEI (CNA) — Several government agencies will be working together to implement a four-pronged plan to increase the number of international tourists to Taiwan, following China’s recent ban on individual visits by its nationals from 47 cities, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) said Wednesday.

Taiwan demands China disclose whereabouts of missing citizen
National
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan officials demanded Friday that China disclose information about the disappearance of a Taiwanese man who had reportedly distributed photos of Chinese troops massing equipment just outside protest-racked Hong Kong.

Taiwan relaxes visa-free treatment evaluation to every 3 years
National
TAIPEI (CNA) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced Saturday that a review of visa-free treatment for tourists from Thailand, Brunei, the Philippines and Russia will be extended from the current annual basis to every three years from August 2020.

Over 600 artworks return home to Taiwan from America
National
Over 600 Taiwanese artworks officially returned home to Taiwan after the Ministry of Culture (MOC) accepted a collection donated by a private American museum at a ceremony in Taichung on Wednesday.

II. News Vocabulary(上述新聞標題與短文的單字補充)
1. ties                              聯繫
2. counterpart                對方
3. appointed                   任命
4. backtracking              會議
5. decree                         法令
6. suspension                 懸掛
7. deadline                     期限
8. mass                           巨大
9. boost                          促進
10. implement               實施
11. whereabouts            行蹤
12. evaluation                評估
13. disappearance        消失
14. extended                  擴大
15. Ministry                  

III. VoiceTube

冷氣吹得越兇,地球只會越來越熱! (The Cruel Irony Of Air Conditioning)
初級

『字正腔圓』 : 英式 美式英文 的差別 (British vs American Accents | Improve Your Accent)
初級

你,累了嗎?快讓生活簡單點! (How To Simplify Your Life)
中級

不要小看雨林消失的後果!絕對影響你和我! (What Will The World Look Like When The Rainforests Disappear?)
中級

IV. Wisdom Woods
English proverbs and sayings full of humor and wisdom
1.“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”— Leonardo da Vinci, Artist
「簡化是最終的精密。」李奧納多達文西 (藝術家)
2. “It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man.”— Benjamin Franklin, Statesman
「在工作的人是快樂的,怠惰的人才是可憐的。」班傑明富蘭克林 (政治家)
3. “The thing that’s worth doing is trying to improve our understanding of the world and gain a better appreciation of the universe and not to worry too much about there being no meaning.”– Elon Musk, Entrepreneur
「值得做的事,是加強我們對世界的瞭解,並對宇宙有更佳的體認,而不是太過擔心人生沒有意義。」伊隆·馬斯克 (企業家)
4. “Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.”– Albert Einstein, Physicist
「別試圖成為一個成功的人,試圖成為一個有價值的人。」愛因斯坦 (物理學家)
5. “When all else is lost, the future still remains.”– Christian Nestell Bovee, Writer
「當一切都沒有時,未來依然存在。」克里斯蒂安納斯特伯比 (作家)
6. “No greater glory, no greater honor, is the lot of man departing than a feeling possessed deep in his heart that the world is a better place for his having lived.”– Robert Abbott, Publisher
「對於一個即將離開的人,他最大的榮耀、最大的榮譽,莫過於在內心深處感到這世界因為他的存在而變的更好。」羅伯特·阿伯特 (出版商)
7. “I never did anything according to what anyone else wanted. That’s why I think I am happy.”– Sandra Bullock, Actress
「我從來不依別人而做事,我想那是我快樂的原因。」珊卓·布拉克 (女演員)
8. “As a body everyone is single, as a soul never.”– Hermann Hesse, Novelist
「每個人的身體都是獨立的,但靈魂從來不是。」赫爾曼·黑塞 (小說家)
9. “Success at anything will always come down to this: Focus & Effort, and we control both.”– Dwayne Johnson, Actor
「在任何事的成功都將取決於這個:聚焦和努力,而兩者都是由我們控制。」道恩強森 (演員)
10. “Count your blessings, think twice before you complain, give more than you ask for, do what makes you happy and enjoy life.”– Ariana Grande, Singer
「清點你的恩賜,抱怨前先想想,讓你的付出超過你的要求,做讓你快樂的事並享受生命。」亞莉安娜·格蘭德 (歌手)

V.. Singing River

“Heaven” BY Julia Michaels


Ooooh... ooooh...
Oooooh...
Love's my religion
愛情是我的宗教
But he was my faith
但他曾是我的信念
Something so sacred
有些神聖脫俗的事物
So hard to replace
難以被取代
Fallin' for him was like fallin' from grace
為他傾心著迷就像從恩典的眷顧下墜落
All wrapped in one
全纏繞在一起
He was so many sins
他由千萬片罪惡組成
Would have done anything
使人想竭盡所能
Everything for him
為他付出一切
And if you ask me
倘若你問我一切重來
I would do it again
我也不會改變
No need to imagine
不必去幻想
'Cause I know it's true
因為我知道這是真實而清晰
They say "all good boys go to heaven"
人們說所有的好男孩都會上天堂
But bad boys bring Heaven to you
但壞男孩讓你置身仙境
It's automatic
不需要你提口
It's just what they do
他們就會這麼做
They say "all good boys go to heaven"
大家說所有俐落整潔的好男孩將步入天堂
But bad boys bring Heaven to you
但那些壞男孩會將天堂帶到你身邊

You don't realise the power they have
你不清楚他們所擁有的魔力
Until they leave you and you want them back
直至他們的離去,直至你希望他們能回心轉意
Nothing in this world prepares you for that
這世上未曾教導你如何去避免
I'm not a sinner;
我並非罪人
He wasn't the one
而他也不是那唯一
Had no idea what we would become
渾然不知我們將成為彼此的最終毀滅
There's no regrets
卻不殘一絲後悔
I just thought it was fun
我只把這當趣事玩玩

No need to imagine
不需去想像
'Cause I know it's true
我知道這是純粹的實體
They say "all good boys go to heaven"
他們說啊所有好男孩終將邁入天堂
But bad boys bring Heaven to you
但壞男孩將天堂帶到你身旁
It's automatic
甚至不必開口
It's just what they do
他們就是會這麼做
They say "all good boys go to heaven"
世人說完美無瑕的好男孩將步入仙境
But bad boys bring Heaven to you
但那些壞男孩讓你身處仙境
腦海裡仍刻畫著初次邂逅的剎那
觸碰上帝所種下的禁果
他所離去的伊甸園
我猜雨滴不過是半瓶的催淚液
No need to imagine
不必去幻想
'Cause I know it's true
因為我知道這是真實而清晰
They say "all good boys go to heaven"
人們說所有的好男孩都會上天堂
But bad boys bring Heaven to you
但壞男孩讓你置身仙境
It's automatic
不需要你提口
It's just what they do
他們就會這麼做
They say "all good boys go to heaven"
大家說所有俐落整潔的好男孩將步入天堂
But bad boys bring Heaven to you
但那些壞男孩會將天堂帶到你身邊

Ooooh... ooooh...
Oooooh...

“Don't Check On Me” BY Chris Brown


If I’m out at the bar havin’ a night on the town
如果我在酒吧外面在鎮上過夜
Life of the party, pourin’ shots of the brown
派對的生活,傾盆大雨的棕色
And you see me from the street but I don’t turn around
你從街上看到我,但我不轉身
Would you say, “Hi”? Would you keep going?
你會說,“嗨”?你會繼續嗎?
If I told your family that you didn’t mean nothing
如果我告訴你的家人你沒有任何意義
If you posted about it and I didn’t even comment
如果你發佈了它,我甚至沒有發表評論
If the songs weren’t true, but you still feel something
如果歌曲不是真的,但你還是覺得有些東西
Would you still come looking for me?
你還會來找我嗎?

Oh, don’t go reaching out
哦,不要伸手去拿
Cause you can’t have everything
因為你無法擁有一切
Your head and your heart won’t feel the same
你的頭腦和心臟不會有同樣的感覺
Even if it feels like it every time
即使每次感覺都像

Don’t check on me
不要檢查我
If we’re not together, then it’s probably for a reason
如果我們不在一起,那麼這可能是有原因的
Every heartbreak has its season
每個心碎都有它的季節
It ain’t always summer in June
六月的夏天並不總是這樣

Might run across your mind but don’t worry ’bout me, no
我可能會碰到你的想法,但不要擔心我,不
My heart is back in one piece, it ain’t skipped a beat, no
我的心又回到了一塊,它沒有跳過一個節拍,沒有
Feeling rested up, I ain’t missing sleep, no-oh
感覺休息了,我不會錯過睡眠,沒有
Don’t take it personal if I can’t reply now
如果我現在不能回復,請不要親自接受
I’m distant ’cause I don’t wanna be reached now
我很遙遠,因為我不想現在到達
Won’t let the ghosts of our past weigh my future down
我不會讓過去的鬼魂讓我的未來失望
I’m liberated
我解放了
Energy’s like a circle, it comes back around
能量就像一個圓圈,它回來了
Reciprocated
投桃報李
Don’t shed no more tears
不要流淚了
Won’t gain no empathy from me
我不會從我那裡獲得任何同情
In the upcoming years
在即將到來的幾年裡
Oh, I don’t need your pity
哦,我不需要你的遺憾
Don’t check on me
不要檢查我
Oh, don’t check on me
哦,不要檢查我
If we’re not together, then it’s probably for a reason
如果我們不在一起,那麼這可能是有原因的
Every heartbreak has its season
每個心碎都有它的季節
And it looks like winter for you
它看起來像冬天

Ain’t call you back ’cause I let it go
我沒有給你回電話,因為我放手了
I had to focus energy and just let it flow
我不得不專注於能量,讓它流動
And when we ride low, we were already gone
當我們騎低時,我們已經走了
It wouldn’t mean anymore to me now
現在對我來說不再有任何意義
I know it hurts you so bad just to see me happy
我知道只要看到我開心就會傷害你
That I finally moved on, and you thought it wouldn’t happen
我終於繼續前進,你認為這不會發生
At times I used to cry, wouldn’t know when I was laughing
在我曾經哭過的時候,不知道我什麼時候笑
But I act like I didn’t notice
但我表現得像我沒注意到

Oh, don’t go reaching out
哦,不要伸手去拿
Cause you can’t have everything
因為你無法擁有一切
You can’t kill a flame with gasoline
你不能用汽油殺死火焰
Even if it feels like it every time
即使每次感覺都像
No matter how hard you try
無論你怎麼努力

Don’t check on me
不要檢查我
If we’re not together, then it’s probably for a reason
如果我們不在一起,那麼這可能是有原因的
Every heartbreak has its season
每個心碎都有它的季節
It ain’t always summer in June
六月的夏天並不總是這樣
Don’t check on me
不要檢查我
If we’re not together, then it’s probably for a reason
如果我們不在一起,那麼這可能是有原因的
Every heartbreak has its season
每個心碎都有它的季節
It ain’t always summer in June
六月的夏天並不總是這樣
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