英文公園 第214期

(台北校區/通識教育中心) English Park


I. News Path–新聞步道

利比亞戰鬥/馬耳他工黨選出新任局長/阿曼任命新繼任者/愛爾蘭議員/台灣總統蔡英文當選/台南今年確診首例登革熱/台北檢察官指控這14名嫌犯/麥當勞宣布從115日起漲價

II. News Vocabulary

1. truce                         休戰
2. attempt                     嘗試
3. slaying                      殺人
4. accountability          問責制
5. assassination            暗殺
6. journalist                  記者
7. successor                  接班人
8. Legislators               立法者

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

薪水有多少!?和英國人聊天千萬不要談到的話題!/什麼!?原來這些字你都唸錯了!?/想創業嗎?她在 30 歲就建立了自己的獨角獸企業!/我樂觀,所以我成功!為什麼樂觀主義成就卓越的領導者?

IV Wisdom Woods–智慧森林

1. “Life grows relative to one’s investment in it.”– Marc Benioff, Entrepreneur
「人生成長的幅度,憑借你對它的投資。」馬克·貝尼奧夫 (企業家)
2. “Always deliver more than expected.”– Larry Page, Entrepreneur
「給予的永遠要超出別人的預期。」賴利·佩吉 (企業家)
3. “If you can’t do the little things right, you will never do the big things right.”– William H. McRaven, U.S. Navy Admiral
「你如果小事做不好,大事也肯定無法做好。」威廉·麥克雷文 (海軍上將)

V. Singing River–吟唱河流

HandClap/Wait

I.             News Path

Italy tries again to broker truce in Libyan fighting

World
 ROME (AP) — Italy’s premier was to meet with the U.N.-recognized Libyan prime minister on Saturday, days after Italy botched an attempt to broker a truce to end the latest fighting in Libya.

Malta's Labor Party picks new chief after reporter's slaying
World
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Malta’s Labor Party was choosing a new leader Saturday to replace Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, who announced his resignation amid increasing demands at home and abroad for accountability following the assassination of an anti-corruption journalist.

Oman names culture minister as successor to Sultan Qaboos
World
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Oman announced Saturday that culture minister Haitham bin Tariq Al Said has been named as the new ruler of the Arabian country and the successor to longtime ruler Sultan Qaboos.

Back at work: N Ireland lawmakers return after 3-year halt
World
LONDON (AP) — Legislators returned to Northern Ireland’s assembly Saturday for the first time in three years, after a deal was struck to restore the divided region’s mothballed power-sharing government.

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen’s election victory speech

National
To begin, I would like to thank everyone who voted today. Regardless of how you voted, by taking part in this election you have put democratic values into practice. With each presidential election, Taiwan is showing the world how much we cherish our free, democratic way of life, and how much we cherish our nation: the Republic of China (Taiwan).


Tainan confirms first case of imported dengue fever this year
National
TAIPEI (CNA) — Tainan in southern Taiwan reported its first case of imported dengue fever this year in a female patient who recently vacationed in Indonesia, the city’s Public Health Bureau said Thursday.

Taipei prosecutors indict 14 for trafficking, sex offenses
National
TAIPEI (CNA) — The Taipei District Prosecutors Office indicted a couple and 12 others Friday on charges ranging from human trafficking to sex offenses, after nearly a dozen Vietnamese nationals were rescued from forced prostitution in Taiwan.

McDonald’s announces price hikes from Jan. 15
National
TAIPEI (CNA) — American fast food chain McDonald’s said Friday that it will raise its prices in Taiwan by an average of 1.1 percent, just one day after a 3.4 percent price hike was announced by Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC).

II. News Vocabulary(上述新聞標題與短文的單字補充)
1. truce                         休戰
2. attempt                     嘗試
3. slaying                      殺人
4. accountability          問責制
5. assassination            暗殺
6. journalist                  記者
7. successor                  接班人
8. Legislators               立法者
9. assembly                   集會
10. legislative                法律
11. dengue                       登革熱
12. prosecutors              檢察官
13. indict                        起訴書
14. offenses                   犯罪
15. announces               宣布

III. VoiceTube

薪水有多少!?和英國人聊天千萬不要談到的話題! (Subjects to avoid in British small talk: Salary)
初級

什麼!?原來這些字你都唸錯了!? (You're Saying These Words Wrong)
初級

想創業嗎?她在 30 歲就建立了自己的獨角獸企業! (She founded a unicorn by 30. Now she's taking on the tech giants | Make It International)
中級

我樂觀,所以我成功!為什麼樂觀主義成就卓越的領導者? (Eyes on the prize: Why optimists make superb leaders | Michio Kaku)
中級

IV. Wisdom Woods
English proverbs and sayings full of humor and wisdom
1. “Life grows relative to one’s investment in it.”– Marc Benioff, Entrepreneur
「人生成長的幅度,憑借你對它的投資。」馬克·貝尼奧夫 (企業家)
2. “Always deliver more than expected.”– Larry Page, Entrepreneur
「給予的永遠要超出別人的預期。」賴利·佩吉 (企業家)
3. “If you can’t do the little things right, you will never do the big things right.”– William H. McRaven, U.S. Navy Admiral
「你如果小事做不好,大事也肯定無法做好。」威廉·麥克雷文 (海軍上將)
4. “Don’t raise your voice. Improve your argument.”– Desmond Tutu, Social Rights Activist
「別提高音量,提升你的理由。」德斯蒙德·杜圖 (社運人士)
5. “The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.”— Phil Jackson, Basketball Coach
「團隊的力量來自每個隊員,每個隊員的力量來自團隊。」菲爾傑克森 (籃球教練)
6. “Your passions are a bit like your fingerprints: Everybody has them; everybody’s are different. One’s passions may just be a guidebook to one’s life.”– Nick Woodman, Entrepreneur
「你的熱忱有點像你的指紋,每個人都有指紋,每個人都不一樣,熱忱就像是一個人的人生指南。」尼克·伍德曼 (創業家)
7. So many of us choose our path out of fear disguised as practicality.”– Jim Carrey, Comedian
「我們很多人選擇的道路,是基於以實際為名的恐懼。」凱瑞 (喜劇演員)
8. “We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.”– Samuel Smiles, Motivational Writer
「我們從失敗學得的智慧比成功還多許多,我們常常藉由發現什麼不該做,而發現什麼該做,很可能從未犯錯的人也從未有新的發現。」山姆爾史邁爾斯 (勵志作家)
9. “When strong, be merciful, if you would have the respect, not the fear of your neighbors.”– Chilon, Spartan Philosopher
「當你強壯時,使自己仁慈,如果你想要你的鄰居尊敬你而不是害怕你。」契羅 (古希臘哲學家)
10. “Pleasures flit by – they are only for yourself; work leaves a mark of long-lasting joy, work is for others.”– Dmitri Mendeleev, Chemist
「樂事是短暫的它只是為自己;工作可以在長久的快樂留下印記,工作是為別人。」德米特里·門得列夫 (化學家)

V. Singing River

“HandClap” BY Fitz and the Tantrums


Somebody save your soul cause you’ve been sinning in the city I know
因你做了些蠢事希望被拯救,我懂
Too many troubles, all these lovers got you losin’ control
太多 麻煩 ,太多關愛讓你失控
You’re like a drug to me, a luxury, my sugar and gold
不過你是我的靈藥、奢求、蜜糖和金礦
I want the good life
我想要好生活
Every good night you’re a hot one to hold
你能夠熱情的與我度過每晚
Cause you don’t even know
因為你從不知道
I can make your hands clap
我能讓你鼓掌
Said I can make your hands clap
說真的,我能讓你鼓掌
Somebody save your soul cause you’ve been sinning in the city I know
因你做了些蠢事希望被拯救,我懂
Too many troubles, all these lovers got you losin’ control
太多茶包,太多關愛讓你失控
You’re like a drug to me, a luxury, my sugar and gold
不過你是我的靈藥、奢求、蜜糖和金礦
I want your sex and your affection when I’m holding you close
我想要你,也想要你有所回應
Cause you don’t even know
因為你從不知道
I can make your hands clap
我能讓你鼓掌
Said I can make your hands clap
說真的,我能讓你鼓掌
Every night when the stars come out
每晚當星辰掛入天空
Am I the only living soul around?
我是唯一的漂浮靈魂嗎?
Need to believe you could hold me down
我需要相信你能穩住我
Cause I’m in need of something good right now
因為我需要相信一件好事
We could be screaming till the sun comes out
我們可怒吼直至天明
And when we wake we be the only sound
當我們是僅存的聲浪
Get off my knees and say a prayer to change vows
我會跪下,並祈求改變
Bet I can make your hands clap
我能讓你鼓掌
Bet I can make your hands clap
我能讓你鼓掌
(Turn it up)
(把手打開吧)
Bet I can make your hands clap
我能讓你鼓掌
My fresh is searching for your worst and rest dont ever deny
我近日鮮事就是尋找你的至尊錯誤,而且不吝否認
I’m like a stranger, give me danger
把我當成陌生人吧,給我一些風險
All your wrongs and your rights
給我你的疏失、你的權力
secrets on broadway to the freeway, you’re a keeper of crimes
中正路到中山路的所有祕密,你究竟犯過多少蠢事
Feel no conviction, grapes of wrath can only sweeten your wine
你是否完全對信念無感,酒裡只有憤怒的葡萄甜(卻未有酒香)?
But you don’t even know
總之你從不知道
I can make your hands clap
我能讓你鼓掌
Said I can make your hands clap
說真的,我能讓你鼓掌
Every night when the stars come out
每晚當星辰掛入天空
Am I the only living soul around?
我是星夜下的唯一的漂浮靈魂嗎?
Need to believe you could hold me down
我需要相信你能穩住我
Cause I’m in need of something good right now
因為我需要相信一件好事
We could be screaming till the sun comes out
我們可怒吼直至天明
And when we wake we be the only sound
當我們是僅存的聲浪
Get off my knees and say a prayer to change vows
我會跪下,並祈求改變
Bet I can make your hands clap
我能讓你鼓掌
Bet I can make your hands clap
我能讓你鼓掌
Bet I can make your hands clap
我能讓你鼓掌
Bet I can make your hands clap
我能讓你鼓掌
So can I get a hand clap?
請一起拍拍手吧!

“Wait” BY Maroon 5


Dirty looks from your mother
Never seen you in a dress that color, no
你媽媽也覺得不適合你
沒想過你會穿著那件白色的禮服,沒有
It's a special occasion
Not invited but I'm glad I made it
這是一個特殊的場合
我沒有被邀請,但我很高興到場

Oh, let me apologize
I'll make up, make up, make up, make up for all those times
讓我道歉
我會彌補所有的過去
Your love, I don't wanna lose
I'm begging, begging, begging, begging, begging you
你的愛人,我不想當魯蛇
我乞求,乞求你

Wait, can you turn around, can you turn around?
Just wait, can we work this out, can we work this out?
等等,你能回心轉意嗎?
等一下,我們可以解決問題嗎?

I'll just wait
Can you call me please? Cause I wanna be with you
我等你
你能說話嗎,我想和你在一起

Oh, wait, can you turn around, can you turn around?
Just wait, can we work this out, can we work this out?
等等,你能回心轉意嗎?
等一下,我們可以解決問題嗎?
Just wait
Can you call me please? Cause I wanna be with you
等等
你能打電話嗎,我想和你在一起

Can we talk for a moment?
Got these feelings that I'm tired of holding, oh
我們可以談一會兒嗎?
我厭倦了等待的感覺
Wasn't tryna get wasted
I needed more than three or four to say this
我不想要再喝醉
但是我需要喝超過三四杯才說得出來

Oh, let me apologize
I'll make up, make up, make up, make up for all those times
讓我道歉
我會彌補所有的過去
Your love, I don't wanna lose
I'm begging, begging, begging, begging, begging you
你的愛人,我不想當魯蛇
我乞求,乞求你

Wait, can you turn around, can you turn around?
Just wait, can we work this out, can we work this out?
等等,你能回心轉意嗎?
等一下,我們可以解決問題嗎?
I'll just wait
Can you call me please? Cause I wanna be with you
我等你
你能打電話嗎,我想和你在一起
Oh, wait, can you turn around, can you turn around?
Just wait, can we work this out, can we work this out?
等等,你能回心轉意嗎?
等一下,我們可以解決問題嗎?
Just wait
Can you call me please? Cause I wanna be with you
等等
你能打電話嗎,我想和你在一起

You say I'm just another bad guy
You say I've done a lot of things I can't undo
你說我是一個壞人
你說我做了很傻事
Before you tell me for the last time
Im beggin', beggin', beggin', beggin' you
在你說最後一次之前
我乞求你,回到我身邊

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