英文公園 第243期

(台北校區/通識教育中心) English Park

 


I. News Path–新聞步道

 

強烈地震襲擊希臘克里特島;19/香港64日守夜活動組織者因鎮壓而解散/聯合國衛生機構為空氣質量設定了更高、更嚴格的標準/亞洲股市漲跌互現,因病毒擔憂給經濟前景蒙上陰影/如何在便利店免費註冊政府代金券/台灣需要這樣做才能加入跨太平洋貿易協定/兩岸關係主導國民黨新領導人選舉/發現台灣享受台中大坑步道“一日遊”!

 

II. News Vocabulary

 

1.     preliminary        初步的

2.     magnitude         震級

3.     disband            解散

4.     crackdown        鎮壓

5.     resurgence        再起

6.     policymakers     政策制定者

7.     outlook             外表

8.     tempering         回火

 

III VCR Observatory–影像觀景台

VoiceTube-不必花大錢 就能看影片學英語

 

讓任何人都信任您的最簡單方法 /微笑抑鬱的6種跡象

 

IV Wisdom Woods–智慧森林

 

1.Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer the goal.” Elbert Hubbard, Publisher

「了解你想要做什麼,緊緊抓著這個想法且每一天做該做的事情,每個黃昏你將看到自己更接近目標。」– 阿爾伯特‧哈伯德 (雜誌發行人)

2.“Deal first with whatever is causing you the greatest emotional distress. Often this will break the logjam in your work and free you up mentally to complete (the) other tasks.”— Brian Tracy, Motivational Coach

先處理造成你最大煩惱的事情,通常這會突破你工作上的僵局,且讓你在心理上得到釋放以完成其它的工作。」布萊恩‧崔西 (勵志教練)

3.“The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.”— Hugh White, Senator

「過去的沒辦法改變,但未來還在你的掌握之中。」懷特 (參議員)

 

V. Singing River–吟唱河流

Not Today /Photograph

 

I.             News Path

 

Strong quake hits Greek island of Crete; 1 dead, 9 injured

World

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of at least 5.8 struck the Greek island of Crete on Monday, killing one person and injuring several others, while damaging homes and churches and causing rock slides near the country’s fourth-largest city.The quake sent people fleeing into the streets in the city of Heraklion, and schools were evacuated. Repeated aftershocks rattled the area, adding to damage in villages near the epicenter.

https://chinapost.nownews.com/20210927-2792554


Hong Kong June 4 vigil organizers to disband amid crackdown

World

HONG KONG (AP) — The Hong Kong group that had organized annual vigils in remembrance of victims of the Chinese military’s crushing of the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests voted to disband Saturday amid an ongoing crackdown on independent political activism in the semi-autonomous city.

https://chinapost.nownews.com/20210925-2789812

 

US jobless claims jump to 853,000 amid resurgence of virus

World

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization said Wednesday that the harmful health effects of air pollution kick in at lower levels than it previously thought and it is setting a higher bar for policymakers and the public in its first update to its air quality guidelines in 15 years.The U.N. health agency released its revised Air Quality Guidelines as climate change is a leading topic at the U.N. General Assembly in New York. Chinese President Xi Jinping announced Tuesday that China will no longer fund power plants fired by coal, which generates several of the pollutants covered by the guidelines.

https://chinapost.nownews.com/20210922-2784342

 

Asian shares mixed as virus fears cloud economic outlook

World

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Monday, as fears of further waves of coronavirus outbreaks clouded the economic outlook for the region, tempering gains.Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 was little changed in afternoon trading, inching up less than 0.1% to 30,254.01 after zigzagging earlier in the day. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.8% to 7,404.30. South Korea’s Kospi added 0.2% to 3,131.83. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng added 0.7% to 24,360.55, while the Shanghai Composite shed 0.6% to 3,591.49.

https://chinapost.nownews.com/20210927-2792394

 

How to register for free gov’t vouchers at convenience stores

National

TAIPEI (The China Post) — You can now book your Quintuple Stimulus Vouchers at four major convenience stores in Taiwan for maximum convenience.As with previous vouchers, two options are available: digital and paper.You can head to convenience stores to bind your vouchers to mobile payment devices, book the vouchers and later claim them.

https://chinapost.nownews.com/20210927-2792549

 

Taiwan needs to do this before it can join Trans Pacific trade pact

National

TAIPEI (The China Post) Taiwan submitted on Wednesday an application to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP, 跨太平洋夥伴全面進步協定), hoping to become a member of the agreement on its own terms before its main competitor eventually joins in — mainland China.

https://chinapost.nownews.com/20210924-2788002


Cross-Strait relations dominate election of new KMT leader

National

TAIPEI (AP) — Fraught relations with neighboring China are dominating Saturday’s election for the leader of Taiwan’s main opposition Nationalist Party.Four candidates, including incumbent Chairman Johnny Chiang, are competing for the leadership of the party that has advocated closer relations with Beijing.That means agreeing to Beijing’s demand that it regard Taiwan as a part of China, something Taiwan’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party has refused to do.

https://chinapost.nownews.com/20210925-2789410


Discover Taiwan | Enjoy a ‘one-day trip’ at Dakeng Trail in Taichung!

National

TAIPEI (The China Post) — As the Mid-Autumn Festival approaches, many are wondering where they should visit during the four-day long weekend. Why not spend it at the Dakeng Scenic Area, also known as the “Taichung Yangminshan?”The Dakeng trails are a perfect place for you to take a nice, relaxing walk while also maintaining adequate social distance with other hikers during the pandemic.

https://chinapost.nownews.com/20210918-2775118

 

II. News Vocabulary(上述新聞標題與短文的單字補充)

1.     preliminary        初步的

2.     magnitude                震級

3.     disband                    解散

4.     crackdown                鎮壓

5.     resurgence                再起

6.     policymakers            政策制定者

7.     outlook                     外表

8.     tempering                 回火

9.     convenience              方便

10.    digital                      數字的

11.    Pacific                    太平洋

12.    Comprehensive       綜合的

13.    dominate                  支配

14.    election                     選舉

15.    maintaining               維持

 

III. VoiceTube

讓任何人都信任您的最簡單方法(Easiest Way To Make Anyone Trust You)

初級

https://www.voicetube.com/videos/131450

 

微笑抑鬱的6種跡象(6 Signs of Smiling Depression)

中級

https://www.voicetube.com/v3/videos/143949


IV. Wisdom Woods

English proverbs and sayings full of humor and wisdom

1.Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer the goal.” Elbert Hubbard, Publisher

「了解你想要做什麼,緊緊抓著這個想法且每一天做該做的事情,每個黃昏你將看到自己更接近目標。」– 阿爾伯特‧哈伯德 (雜誌發行人)

2.“Deal first with whatever is causing you the greatest emotional distress. Often this will break the logjam in your work and free you up mentally to complete (the) other tasks.”— Brian Tracy, Motivational Coach

先處理造成你最大煩惱的事情,通常這會突破你工作上的僵局,且讓你在心理上得到釋放以完成其它的工作。」布萊恩‧崔西 (勵志教練)

3.“The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.”— Hugh White, Senator

「過去的沒辦法改變,但未來還在你的掌握之中。」懷特 (參議員)

4.“Without courage, all other virtues lose their meaning.”— Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister

「沒有勇氣,所有的其它美德都失去意義。」溫斯頓邱吉爾 (英國首相)

5.“Someone might have a germ of talent, but 90% of it is discipline and how you practice it, what you do with it. Instinct won’t carry you through the entire journey. It’s what you do in the moments between inspiration.”— Cate Blanchett, Actress

「有人或許有點天賦,但是 90% 是紀律及你如何利用它,你用它做了什麼。直覺無法帶領你走完整趟旅程,在每個靈感之間你做了什麼才是真正重要的。」– 凱特布蘭琪 (女演員)

http://www.dailyenglishquote.com/


V. Singing River

 

Not Today” By Imagine Dragons 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tz1_znrbmc

 

There she goes in front of me
她出現我的人生裡
Take my life and set me free again
讓我感到再次重生
We'll make a memory out of it
我們會有著共同的回憶
Holy road is at my back
榮耀已經不再
Don't look on, take me back again
別回頭 讓我再次重生
We'll make a memory out of it
我們會有著美麗的回憶

 

[Pre-Chorus]

 

We finally fall apart and we break each other's hearts
我們最終分開了還傷了彼此的心
If we wanna live young, love, we better start today
如果想留住青春和愛情那就最好從現在開始

 

[Chorus]

 

It's gotta get easier, oh easier somehow
這變得很容易 不知為何
Cause I'm falling, I'm falling
因為我還愛著妳 愛著妳
Oh easier and easier somehow
這就是這麼容易
Oh I'm calling, I'm calling
我打電話給妳
And when is it over? Unless it is over
我們還沒結束 除非我們不再連絡
I don't wanna wait for that
我不想等到那時候
It's gotta get easier and easier somehow
這變得很容易 不知為何
But not today
但不是今天
Not today
不是今天

 

[Verse 2]

 

There she goes in front of me
她最終還是離開了
Take my life and set me free again
使我的人生再次重獲自由
We'll make a memory out of it
我們會有著共同的回憶
Holy road is at my back
榮耀已經不再
Don't look on, take me back again
別回頭 讓我再次重生
We'll make a memory out of it
我們會有著美麗的回憶

 

We finally fall apart and we break each other's hearts
我們最終分開了還傷了彼此的心
If we wanna live young, love, we better start today
如果想留住青春和愛情那就最好從現在開始

 

[Chorus]

 

It's gotta get easier, oh easier somehow
這變得很容易 不知為何
Cause I'm falling, I'm falling
因為我還愛著妳 愛著妳
Oh easier and easier somehow
這就是這麼容易
Oh I'm calling, I'm calling
我打電話給妳
And when is it over? Unless it is over
我們還沒結束 除非我們不再連絡
I don't wanna wait for that
我不想等到那時候
It's gotta get easier and easier
這變得很容易 不知為何

 

[Bridge]

 

So come with me
所以來吧
You'll come with me ey
來到我身邊
So come with me
所以來吧
You'll come with me ey
到我身邊來
Not today
不是今天
Not today
不是今天
Not today
不是今天
Not today
不是今天 

It's gotta get easier and easier somehow
這變得很容易 不知為何
Cause I'm falling, I'm falling
因為我還愛著妳 愛著妳
Oh easier and easier somehow
這就是這麼容易
Oh I'm calling, I'm calling
我打電話給妳
And it isn't over? Unless it is over
我們還沒結束 除非我們不連絡了
I don't wanna wait for that
我不想等到那時候
It's gotta get easier and easier somehow
這變得很容易 不知為何
It's gotta get easier and easier somehow
這變得很容易 不知為何
Not today
不是今天
Not today
不是今天
Not today
不是今天
Not today
不是今天
Not today
不是今天 

https://emily8597.pixnet.net/blog/post/387946312-imagine-dragons-not-today

 

Photograph” By Ed Sheeran

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQWhenQgXo8


Loving can hurt

愛會傷人的

Loving can hurt sometimes

有時 愛傷人很深

But it's the only thing that I know

但我唯一能為你做的 只剩愛你

 

And when it gets hard

當愛情陷入冷戰

You know it can get hard sometimes

你也明白 愛情有時也有低潮

It is the only thing that makes us feel alive

但愛才能使我們體悟生命

 

We keep this love in a photograph

讓我們把愛當相片收藏

We made these memories for ourselves

我們可以選擇要放哪些記憶在相簿裡

Where our eyes are never closing

那麼裡頭便只有快樂

Hearts are never broken

也不會出現令人心碎的畫面

And times are forever frozen still

彷彿時間永遠靜止在那美好時光

 

So you can keep me inside the pocket of your ripped jeans

你可以把我放進你心中的口袋

Holdin' me closer

你可以緊緊抓住我的心

Til our eyes meet

即使我不在你的身邊

You won't ever be alone

你也不會感到寂寞

Wait for me to come home

等待也不再那麼漫長

 

Loving can heal

愛可以治癒一切

Loving can mend your soul

愛可以使你的靈魂完整

And is the only thing that I know

我唯一能為你做的 也只剩愛你

 

I swear it will get easier

我保證 我們的關係將會漸入佳境

Remember that with every piece of you

我會記得所有與你有關的記憶

And it's the only thing we take with us when we die

記得那些旁人無法搶奪的快樂

 

We keep this love in a photograph

讓我們把愛當相片收藏

We made these memories for ourselves

我們可以選擇要放哪些記憶到相簿裡

Where our eyes are never closing

那麼裡頭便只有快樂

Hearts are never broken

也不會出現令人心碎的畫面

And times are forever frozen still

彷彿時間永遠靜止在那美好時光

 

So you can keep me inside the pocket of your ripped jeans

你可以把我放進你心中的口袋

Holdin' me closer

你可以緊緊抓住我的心

Til our eyes meet

即使我不在你的身邊

You won't ever be alone

你也不會感到寂寞

And if you hurt me

如果哪天你的話語傷到了我

Well that's ok baby only words bleed

沒有關係的 我不會放在心上

Inside these pages you just hold me

回憶裡只有你緊抱著我

And I won't ever let you go

而我也永遠不會放手

Wait for me to come home

再等一等 我已離家不遠了

 

Oh you can fit me inside the necklace you got when you were 16

你可以把我的照片 放進那條你十六歲時得到的項鍊墜子裡

Next to your heartbeat where I should be

那麼你的心每跳一下 便能感受到我在你的心底

Keep it deep within your soul

讓我成為你靈魂的一部分

And if you hurt me

如果哪天你的話語傷到了我

Well that's ok baby only words bleed

沒有關係的 我不會放在心上

Inside these pages you just hold me

回憶裡只有你緊抱著我

And I won't ever let you go

而我也永遠不會放手


When I'm away

當我倆不在彼此身邊

I will remember how you kissed me under the lamppost back on 6th street

我總想著那時街燈下吻 多麼甜蜜

Hearing you whisper through the phone

聽著電話裡你的關心 我腳步加緊

Wait for me to come home

再等一等 我已離家不遠了

https://valeriefunyu.pixnet.net/blog/post/161475561


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