英文公園 第231期

(台北校區/通識教育中心) English Park

 


I. News Path–新聞步道

 

歐盟評估與英國脫歐後的貿易協定/俄羅斯疫苗開始COVID-19疫苗接種/亞丁機場爆炸案造成16人死亡,60人受傷/6.3級強烈地震襲擊克羅地亞中部/長榮、華航將於一月暫停所有台北至倫敦的航班/11日起,外國人不得進入台灣/台灣檢察官要求對馬來西亞學生的兇手判處死刑/除夕狂歡台北市不超過80,000名參加者

 

II. News Vocabulary

 

1.     ambassadors   大使

2.     free-trade         自由貿易

3.     acrimonious     尖刻

4.     vaccinations     預防接種

5.     undergoing       經歷

6.     wounded           受傷的

7.      blast                 爆破

8.      rubble               瓦礫

 

III VCR Observatory–影像觀景台

VoiceTube-不必花大錢 就能看影片學英語

 

當你獨自一人時你總會生氣嗎?/台灣7-11啤酒,波巴和早餐

 

IV Wisdom Woods–智慧森林

 

1.English proverbs and sayings full of humor and wisdom

The only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work hard for them.”– Michelle Obama, Former First Lady of the U.S.

「你成就高度的唯一限制,是你夢想的限度,以及為之努力的意願。」– 蜜雪兒·歐巴馬(前美國第一夫人)

2.“Work for something because it is good, not just because it stands a chance to succeed.”– Václav Havel, Former President of the Czech Republic

「為某事努力因為那是件好事,不只是因為它有成功的機會。」– 瓦茨拉夫·哈維爾(前捷克總統)

3.“When you affirm big, believe big and pray big, putting faith into action, big things happen.”— Norman Vincent Peale, Minister

「當你斷言大事,相信大事,祈禱大事,執行你所相信的,大事將會發生。」– 諾曼‧文森特‧皮爾 (牧師)

 

V. Singing River–吟唱河流

Let Me Down Slowly /This Is What You Came For

 

I.             News Path

 

EU nations start assessing post-Brexit trade deal with UK

World

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union ambassadors were convening on Christmas Day to start assessing the massive free-trade deal the bloc struck with Britain that should kick off next next week when the acrimonious Brexit divorce process finally comes to an end.

https://chinapost.nownews.com/20201225-1956586


Belarus starts COVID-19 vaccinations with Russian shots

World

MOSCOW (AP) — Belarus on Tuesday announced the start of mass coronavirus vaccinations with the Russian-developed Sputnik V shot, becoming the second country after Russia to roll out a vaccine that is still undergoing late-stage studies to ensure its safety and effectiveness.

https://chinapost.nownews.com/20201229-1969283

 

Yemeni official: Blast at Aden airport kills 16, wounds 60

World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A large explosion struck the airport in the southern Yemeni city of Aden on Wednesday, shortly after a plane carrying the newly formed Cabinet landed there, security officials said. At least 16 people were killed and 60 were wounded in the blast.

https://chinapost.nownews.com/20201230-1972707

 

Strong 6.3 magnitude earthquake hits central Croatia

World

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A strong earthquake hit central Croatia on Tuesday, causing considerable damage to homes and other buildings in a town southeast of Zagreb, the capital. A man and a boy were pulled out alive from a car buried in rubble and sent to a hospital.

https://chinapost.nownews.com/20201229-1969515

 

EVA Air, China Airlines to suspend all Taipei-London flights in January

National

TAIPEI (The China Post) — EVA Air (長榮航空) and China Airlines (CAL, 中華航空) announced Tuesday that they would suspend all of their Taipei-London flights in January 2021 due to fears about a new strain of the coronavirus.  

https://chinapost.nownews.com/20201230-1971889

 

Foreigners barred from entering Taiwan starting Jan. 1

National

TAIPEI (The China Post) The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC, 中央流行疫情指揮中心) announced on Wednesday that foreigners would be barred from entering Taiwan starting on Friday, Jan. 1, 2021.

https://chinapost.nownews.com/20201230-1971887


Taiwan reiterates sovereignty rights over Diaoyutai Islands

National

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Prosecutors on Friday demanded the death penalty for the man indicted for the murder of a Malaysian student in southern Taiwan.The prosecutors have asked the trial court to impose the death penalty and deprive him of civil rights for life, the Ciaotou District Prosecutors Office (橋頭地檢署) in Kaohsiung said in a press conference on Friday.

https://chinapost.nownews.com/20201225-1956526


New Year’s Eve bash limited to 80,000 partygoers: Taipei City

National

TAIPEI (The China Post) Taipei City Deputy Mayor Huang Shan-shan (黃珊珊) announced Tuesday that the New Years Eve countdown party would be held as usual but the number of revelers will be set to a maximum number of 80,000.

https://chinapost.nownews.com/20201229-1969174


II. News Vocabulary(上述新聞標題與短文的單字補充)

1.   ambassadors     大使

2.    free-trade          自由貿易

3.    acrimonious      尖刻

4.    vaccinations      預防接種

5.    undergoing        經歷

6.    wounded            受傷的

7.    blast                   爆破

8.    rubble                瓦礫

9.   Prosecutors        檢察官

10.  fears                  恐懼

11.  foreigners          外國人

12.  penalty               罰款

13.  countdown         倒數

14.   maximum          最大

15.  suspend             暫停

 

III. VoiceTube

當你獨自一人時你總會生氣嗎?(Are You Gross When You're Alone?)

初級

https://tw.voicetube.com/videos/133636

 

台灣7-11啤酒,波巴和早餐(Beer, Boba and Breakfast at Taiwan's 7-Eleven)中級

https://www.voicetube.com/videos/131585


IV. Wisdom Woods

1.English proverbs and sayings full of humor and wisdom

The only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work hard for them.”– Michelle Obama, Former First Lady of the U.S.

「你成就高度的唯一限制,是你夢想的限度,以及為之努力的意願。」– 蜜雪兒·歐巴馬(前美國第一夫人)

2.Work for something because it is good, not just because it stands a chance to succeed.”– Václav Havel, Former President of the Czech Republic

「為某事努力因為那是件好事,不只是因為它有成功的機會。」– 瓦茨拉夫·哈維爾(前捷克總統)

3.When you affirm big, believe big and pray big, putting faith into action, big things happen.” Norman Vincent Peale, Minister

「當你斷言大事,相信大事,祈禱大事,執行你所相信的,大事將會發生。」– 諾曼‧文森特‧皮爾 (牧師)

4.No matter how small and unimportant what we are doing may seem, if we do it well, it may soon become the step that will lead us to better things.” Channing Pollock, Writer

「不管我們現在所做的事看起來有麼的微不足道或不重要,如果我們認真的做,它可能很快就會成為通往美好事物的踏石階。」– 詹寧‧布魯克 (作家)

5.Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open.” Alexander Graham Bell, Inventor

「我們有時候專注於消失中的機會太久,以致於太晚發現開啟的機會。」– 亞歷山大‧貝爾 (發明家)

http://www.dailyenglishquote.com/


V. Singing River

 

“Let Me Down Slowly” By Alec Benjamin 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50VNCymT-Cs

 

This night is cold in the kingdom

天寒地凍的夜晚

I can feel you fade away

我知道到你已遠去

From the kitchen to the bathroom sink and

從廚房徘徊到浴室

Your steps keep me awake

你的腳步聲喚醒了我

 

Don't cut me down, throw me out, leave me here to waste

別傷害我,別拋棄我,別離開我

I once was a man with dignity and grace

我過去是如此的有自信又優雅

Now I'm slipping through the cracks of your cold embrace

現在我卻離開了你冰冷的懷抱

So please, please

拜託你了

 

Could you find a way to let me down slowly?

你能不能留點時間讓我慢慢釋懷呢

A little sympathy, I hope you can show me

希望你能表現一點點的同情心

If you wanna go then I'll be so lonely

你離開之後 我會是多麼的寂寞

If you're leaving baby let me down slowly

假設你真的要離開 至少留點時間讓我慢慢釋懷

 

Let me down, down

讓我失望

Let me down, down

讓我絕望

Let me down, let me down

你的離去讓我失望

Down, let me down, down

讓我深深的失望

Let me down

讓我絕望

If you wanna go then I'll be so lonely

你離開之後 我會是多麼的寂寞

If you're leaving baby let me down slowly

假設你真的要離開 至少留點時間讓我慢慢釋懷

 

Cold skin, drag my feet on the tile

冰冷的手掌心 拽著我的腳 讓我在地上拖行

As I'm walking down the corridor

當我正走在走廊上

And I know we haven't talked in a while

我們已經有好一段日子沒說話了

So I'm looking for an open door

我正想敞開心胸與你對談

 

Don't cut me down, throw me out, leave me here to waste

別傷害我,別拋棄我,別離開我

I once was a man with dignity and grace

我過去是如此的有自信又優雅

Now I'm slipping through the cracks of your cold embrace

現在我卻離開了你冰冷的懷抱

So please, please

拜託你了

 

Could you find a way to let me down slowly?

你能不能留點時間讓我慢慢釋懷呢

A little sympathy, I hope you can show me

希望你能表現一點點的同情心

If you wanna go then I'll be so lonely

你離開之後 我會是多麼的寂寞

If you're leaving baby let me down slowly

假設你真的要離開 至少留點時間讓我慢慢釋懷

 

Let me down, down

讓我失望

Let me down, down

讓我絕望

Let me down, let me down

你的離去讓我失望

Down, let me down, down

讓我深深的失望

Let me down

讓我絕望

If you wanna go then I'll be so lonely

你離開之後 我會是多麼的寂寞

If you're leaving baby let me down slowly

假設你真的要離開 至少留點時間讓我慢慢釋懷

 

And I can't stop myself from falling down (X4)

我無法阻止自己失控崩潰

 

Could you find a way to let me down slowly?

你能不能留點時間讓我慢慢釋懷呢

A little sympathy, I hope you can show me

希望你能表現一點點的同情心

If you wanna go then I'll be so lonely

你離開之後 我會是多麼的寂寞

If you're leaving baby let me down slowly

假設你真的要離開 至少留點時間讓我慢慢釋懷

 

Let me down, down

讓我失望

Let me down, down

讓我絕望

Let me down, let me down

你的離去讓我失望

Down, let me down, down

讓我深深的失望

Let me down

讓我絕望

If you wanna go then I'll be so lonely

你離開之後 我會是多麼的寂寞

If you're leaving baby let me down slowly

假設你真的要離開 至少留點時間讓我慢慢釋懷

 

If you wanna go then I'll be so lonely

你離開之後 我會是多麼的寂寞

If you're leaving baby let me down slowly

假設你真的要離開 至少留點時間讓我慢慢釋懷

https://marceline2856.pixnet.net/blog/post/222059883

 

“This Is What You Came For” By Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOkQ4T5WO9E


Baby, this is what you came for

親愛的,這就是你來的原因

Lightning strikes every time she moves

她的一舉一動都讓人感到震撼

And everybody's watching her

她吸引住每個人的目光

But she's looking at you, oh, oh...

但她卻只注視著你

You, oh, oh, you, oh, oh

You, oh, oh, you, oh, oh

You, oh, oh, oh, oh

 

Lightning, this is what you came for

一切是那麼的光彩奪目,這就是你來的原因

Lightning strikes every time she moves

她的一舉一動都讓人感到震撼

And everybody's watching her

她吸引住每個人的目光

But she's looking at you, oh, oh

但她卻只注視著你

You, oh, oh, you, oh, oh

You, oh, oh, you, oh, oh

You, oh, oh, oh, oh

 

You, oh, oh, you, oh, oh

You, oh, oh, you, oh, oh

You, oh, oh, you, oh, oh

Oh, oh!

 

We go fast 'til they can't replay

我們動作快到他們無法捕捉

Who knows why it's gotta be this way

誰會知道它是如何運作的

We say nothing more than we need

一切盡在不言中

I say "your place" when we leave

當我們離開後,我想通往你的國度

 

Lightning, this is what you came for

一切是那麼的光彩奪目,這就是你來的原因

Lightning strikes every time she moves

她的一舉一動都讓人感到震撼

And everybody's watching her

她吸引住每個人的目光

But she's looking at you, oh, oh

但她卻只注視著你

You, oh, oh, you, oh, oh

You, oh, oh, you, oh, oh

You, oh, oh, oh, oh

 

You, oh, oh, you, oh, oh

You, oh, oh, you, oh, oh

You, oh, oh, you, oh, oh

Oh, oh!

 

Baby, this is what you came for

親愛的,這就是你來的原因

Lightning strikes every time she moves

她的一舉一動都讓人感到震撼

Yeah...

 

Lightning, this is what you came for

一切是那麼的光彩奪目,這就是你來的原因

Lightning strikes every time she moves

她的一舉一動都讓人感到震撼

And everybody's watching her

她吸引住每個人的目光

But she's looking at you, oh, oh

但她卻只注視著你

You, oh, oh, you, oh, oh

You, oh, oh, you, oh, oh

You, oh, oh, oh, oh

 

You, oh, oh, you, oh, oh!

You, oh, oh, you, oh, oh!

You, oh, oh, you, oh, oh! 

https://bluewind24736.pixnet.net/blog/post/203988688-this-is-what-you-came-for-calvin-harris-ft.-rihanna-%E4%B8%AD%E6%96%87

 


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