英文公園 第245期

(台北校區/通識教育中心) English Park

 


I. News Path–新聞步道

 

“大氣河”淹沒了飽受旱災的加州/荷蘭政府未能實現氣候目標,必須更快採取行動/今年聯合國氣候峰會的首要問題/澳大利亞的狂風使數千人斷電/台防長稱島內必須自衛/中美圍繞台灣問題再度升溫/鴻海、Gogoro 將幫助印度尼西亞發展電動汽車/三個讓你愛上桃園的#Instaworthy景點!

 

II. News Vocabulary

 

1.       Atmospheric                  大氣

2.       drought-stricken           旱災

3.       greenhouse                  溫室

4.       urgently                         緊急

5.       issues                            問題

6.       community                     社區

7.       energy                            能量

8.       Melbourne                     墨爾本

 

III VCR Observatory–影像觀景台

VoiceTube-不必花大錢 就能看影片學英語

 

當我們都停下來時發生了什麼/更多重複的謊言?來自您當前的市長?

 

IV Wisdom Woods–智慧森林

 

1.“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence therefore is not an act, but a habit.”— Aristotle, Philosopher

「我們重覆的行為造就了我們,卓越因此不是一個行為,而是一個習慣。」亞里斯多德 (哲學家)

2.“Life just doesn’t hand you things. You have to get out there and make things happen. That’s the exciting part.”— Emeril Lagasse, chef

「人生不會直接給你東西,你必須走出去使事情發生,而這正是令人興奮的部分。」艾默利拉加西 (廚師)

3.“Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous patience.”— Hyman Rickover, Admiral

「好的想法不會自動被執行,須以勇敢的耐性來實地貫徹它們。」海曼瑞克瓦 (海軍將官)

 

V. Singing River–吟唱河流

Work from Home / Unstoppable

 

I.                News Path

 

'Atmospheric river' drenches drought-stricken California

World

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A powerful atmospheric river storm that swept through California set rainfall records and helped douse wildfires. But it remained to be seen how much of a dent it made in the state’s drought.The weather system weakened as it moved south but still dropped enough rain Monday evening to cause mudslides that closed roads in the San Bernardino Mountains northeast of Los Angeles.

https://chinapost.nownews.com/20211026-2854934


Report: Dutch govt missing climate targets, must act faster

World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government must urgently take more action to rein in emissions of greenhouse gases, an independent advisory body said Thursday, warning that climate targets set by the government are currently “out of sight.”The report by the Council of State on the government’s climate policies was published just days before the start of a U.N. climate summit in Glasgow that is seen by many scientists and activists as a final opportunity to make carbon-cutting commitments that could keep global warming within manageable limits.

https://chinapost.nownews.com/20211028-2859750

 

A look at the top issues for this year's UN climate summit

World

BERLIN (AP) — This year’s U.N. climate summit renews an urgent question to the international community: Can the world come together to confront the common enemy of global warming before it’s too late?The talks that start Sunday in Scotland were always bound to be tense, but the coronavirus pandemic, the ensuing economic crisis and the recent energy crunch have put even more pressure on the two-week meeting.

https://chinapost.nownews.com/20211029-2861679

 

Wild winds in Australia leave thousands without power

World

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Wild winds in the city of Melbourne and across the Australian state of Victoria overnight tore off roofs, downed trees and left more than 450,000 homes without power.

Energy manager AEMO said Friday the damage was severe and warned that some customers wouldn’t have electricity over the weekend or even by early next week.

https://chinapost.nownews.com/20211029-2861663

 

Taiwan defense minister says island must defend itself

National

TAIPEI (AP) — Taiwan’s defense minister said Thursday that Taiwan must be prepared to defend itself and could not entirely depend on other countries to help if China were to launch an attack against the island, even as Taiwan’s president said she had faith the U.S. would defend it.

https://chinapost.nownews.com/20211028-2858949

 

US, China sparring over Taiwan heats up anew

National

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China are stepping up their war of words over Taiwan in a long-simmering dispute that has significant implications for the power dynamic in the Indo-Pacific and beyond.Amid a surge in Chinese military activity near the island that China regards as a renegade province and has vowed to reclaim by force if necessary, Washington and Beijing have launched new campaigns for global support for their respective positions, each using the stern and lofty language of sovereignty and international precedent. And neither is backing down.

https://chinapost.nownews.com/20211027-2855612


Hon Hai, Gogoro set to help Indonesia with EV development

Nationa

TAIPEI (The China Post) Hon Hai Precision Industry Co (鴻海精密) issued a statement on Saturday announcing that Chairman Young Liu (劉揚偉) and Gogoro founder Horace Luke (陸學森) had a short meeting with Indonesian Minister of Investment Bahlil Lahadalia in Taipei on Oct. 22.

https://chinapost.nownews.com/20211025-2851821


Three #Instaworthy spots that will make you fall in love with Taoyuan!

National

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Stress and hefty workloads are something we all understand during the weekday. That’s why weekends are the best time to recharge!It is often said that basking in Mother Nature’s warm embrace is the best remedy when it comes to relaxation. Thus, why not put down your phones and iPads, get off from your cozy sofas and embark on a refreshing journey into the wild?

https://chinapost.nownews.com/20211022-2842700

 

II. News Vocabulary(上述新聞標題與短文的單字補充)

1.       Atmospheric                  大氣

2.       drought-stricken           旱災

3.       greenhouse                  溫室

4.       urgently                         緊急

5.       issues                            問題

6.       community                     社區

7.       energy                            能量

8.       Melbourne                     墨爾本

9.       electricity                      

10.     minister                          部長

11.     sparring                         陪練

12.     development                 發展

13.     recharge                        充值

14.     embrace                         擁抱

15.     dispute                           糾紛

 

III. VoiceTube

珍·古道爾(Jane Goodall)講述“當我們都停下來時發生了什麼”(What happened when we all stopped narrated by Jane Goodall)

初級

https://www.voicetube.com/videos/133535

 

更多重複的謊言?來自您當前的市長?(MORE DUPLICITOUS LIES ? FROM YOUR CURRENT MAYOR ?? )

中級

https://www.voicetube.com/v3/videos/143934


IV. Wisdom Woods

English proverbs and sayings full of humor and wisdom

1.“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence therefore is not an act, but a habit.”— Aristotle, Philosopher

「我們重覆的行為造就了我們,卓越因此不是一個行為,而是一個習慣。」亞里斯多德 (哲學家)

2.“Life just doesn’t hand you things. You have to get out there and make things happen. That’s the exciting part.”— Emeril Lagasse, chef

「人生不會直接給你東西,你必須走出去使事情發生,而這正是令人興奮的部分。」艾默利拉加西 (廚師)

3.“Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous patience.”— Hyman Rickover, Admiral

「好的想法不會自動被執行,須以勇敢的耐性來實地貫徹它們。」海曼瑞克瓦 (海軍將官)

4.“The only safe thing is to take a chance.”— Mike Nichols, director

「唯一安全的事是冒險一試。」麥克尼可拉斯 (導演)

5.“One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.”— Lucille Ball, actress

「我其中一樣透過教訓而學來的事情是氣餒對人毫無幫助,保持忙碌且讓樂觀成為你的生活方式,可以恢復你對自己的信心。」露西爾鮑爾 (演員)

http://www.dailyenglishquote.com/


V. Singing River

 

Work from Home” By Fifth Harmony 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GL9JoH4Sws 

I ain't worried bout nothin

我不曾擔心任何事情

I ain't wearin na nada

我不曾擔心我的穿著打扮

I'm sitting pretty, impatient

我看似好端端地坐著,心中早就不耐煩至極

But I know you gotta

但是我知道你遲早會...

Put in those hours

開始感到分秒難耐

Imma make it harder

我會讓你過得更加煎熬

I'm sendin pic after picture

在我傳送一張又一張的相片騷擾你之後

Imma get you fired

讓你心神不寧 你就會被解雇囉

 

I know you're always on that night shift

我知道你一直都在上大夜班

But I can't stand these nights alone

但我不能獨自熬過這些夜晚

I don't need no explanation


我不需要多做任何解釋

'Cause Baby you're the boss at home

因為寶貝,你就是家中的老大

You don't gotta go to work work work work work work work

你不能夠到外頭找別人工作

But you gotta put in work work work work work work work

因為你必須認真的和我在一起

You don't gotta go to work work work work work work work

你不能夠到外頭找別人工作

Let my body do the work work work work work work work

讓我成為你最重要的一項工作

We can work from home (X2)

相處,就是我們共同的工作

 

Let's put it into motion

讓我們將這工作視為正題

Imma give you a promotion

我就會給你升官的機會

I'll make it feel like a vacay

我會讓你感覺身在度假天堂

Turn the bed into an ocean

轉身起床,迎面而來的就是蔚藍的海洋

We don't need nobody

我不需要任何人

I just need your body

一切所需就是你的軀體

Nothin but sheets in between us

你與我之間 隔著單薄的被單

Ain't no gettin off early

誰也不准提早打卡下班

 

I know you're always on that night shift

我知道你一直都在上大夜班

But I can't stand these nights alone

但我不能獨自熬過這些夜晚

 

I don't need no explanation

我不需要多做任何解釋

'Cause Baby you're the boss at home

因為寶貝,你就是家中的老大

You don't gotta go to work work work work work work work

你不能夠到外頭找別人工作

But you gotta put in work work work work work work work

因為你必須認真的和我在一起

You don't gotta go to work work work work work work work

你不能夠到外頭找別人工作

Let my body do the work work work work work work work

讓我成為你最重要的一項工作

We can work from home (X2)

相處,就是我們共同的工作

 

Ty Dolla $ign :

Girl gotta work for me

女孩 妳要為我工作

Can you make it clap

讓我贏得喝采

No hands for me

但這喝采不是來自於我

Take it to the ground

我會把妳的功勞丟棄於地

Pick it up for me

叫妳親自撿來給我

Look back at it

回過頭來看這一些

All on for me

關於我的一切

Put in work like my timesheet

全都要安排在時程表裡

She ride it like a '63

她開車的風格就像活在1963


Imma buy her no Celine

我不會把她當成Celine花錢帶回家

Let her ride in a foreign with me

要讓她和我在異國漫遊

Oh, she the bae, I'm her boo

噢,她是我的寶貝,我是她的愛人

And she down to break the rules

她使我打破了我的原則

Ride or die, she gone go

她只想兜風或離開,一走了之

I won't judge, she finesse

她的心思,我無法猜透

I pipe her, she take that

當我每次想制裁她

Puttin' overtime on your body

她就會逼我超時工作

 

Fifth Harmony:

You don't gotta go to work work work work work work work

你不能夠到外頭找別人工作

But you gotta put in work work work work work work work

因為你必須認真的和我在一起

You don't gotta go to work work work work work work work

你不能夠到外頭找別人工作

Let my body do the work work work work work work work

讓我成為你最重要的一項工作

We can work from home (x4)

相處,就是我們共同的工作 

https://marceline2856.pixnet.net/blog/post/192003496

 

Unstoppable” By Sia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3h035Eyz5A

All smiles, I know what it takes to fool this town
在人們的面前 微笑掩飾內心苦澀
I'll do it till the sun goes down and all through the night time
即使是孤寂夜晚 也偽裝生活美滿
I'll tell you what you wanna hear
表現溫柔乖順 忍辱委曲求全
Leave my sunglasses on while I shed a tear
戴上太陽眼鏡 故作堅定
It's never the right time
眼淚來的時機 總是不對

I put my armor on
戴上盔甲 裝備齊全
Show you how strong how I am
要你瞧瞧 我有多堅強
I put my armor on
披上戰袍 全副武裝
I'll show you that I am
讓你明白 我有多強壯

I'm unstoppable
勢不可擋
I'm a Porsche with no brakes
仿若煞不住的保時捷
I'm invincible
無堅不摧
I win every single game
攻無不克 戰無不勝
I'm so powerful
力量強大
I don't need batteries to play
百折不撓 從不退縮
I'm so confident, I'm unstoppable today
我有自信 絕不輕言放棄
Unstoppable today, unstoppable today
沒人能夠抵擋 我的剛強
Unstoppable today, I'm unstoppable today
我寧死不屈 此刻起做自己

Break down, only alone I will cry out now
唯有夜深人靜 才能崩潰大哭
You'll never see what's hiding out
你從未見我 背後的辛勞
Hiding out deep down
將所有情緒 深深的埋藏
I know, I've heard that to let your feelings show
總是有人告訴我 該適時釋放壓力
Is the only way to make friendships grow
面對朋友可以卸下心防
But I'm too afraid now
但我已不輕易相信人性

I put my armor on
戴上盔甲 裝備齊全
Show you how strong how I am
要你瞧瞧 我有多堅強
I put my armor on
披上戰袍 全副武裝
I'll show you that I am
讓你明白 我有多強壯

I'm unstoppable
勢不可擋
I'm a Porsche with no brakes
仿若煞不住的保時捷
I'm invincible
無堅不摧
I win every single game
攻無不克 戰無不勝
I'm so powerful
力量強大
I don't need batteries to play
百折不撓 從不退縮
I'm so confident, I'm unstoppable today
我有自信 絕不輕言放棄
Unstoppable today, unstoppable today
沒人能夠抵擋 我的剛強
Unstoppable today, I'm unstoppable today
我寧死不屈 此刻起做自己
Unstoppable today, unstoppable today
沒人能夠抵擋 我的剛強
Unstoppable today, I'm unstoppable today
我寧死不屈 此刻起做自己

I put my armor on
戴上盔甲 裝備齊全
Show you how strong how I am
要你瞧瞧 我有多堅強
I put my armor on
披上戰袍 全副武裝
I'll show you that I am
讓你明白 我有多強壯

I'm unstoppable
勢不可擋
I'm a Porsche with no brakes
仿若煞不住的保時捷
I'm invincible
無堅不摧
I win every single game
攻無不克 戰無不勝
I'm so powerful
力量強大
I don't need batteries to play
百折不撓 從不退縮
I'm so confident, I'm unstoppable today
我有自信 絕不輕言放棄
Unstoppable today, unstoppable today
沒人能夠抵擋 我的剛強
Unstoppable today, I'm unstoppable today
我寧死不屈 此刻起做自己
Unstoppable today, unstoppable today
沒人能夠抵擋 我的剛強
Unstoppable today, I'm unstoppable today
我寧死不屈 此刻起做自己

https://valeriefunyu.pixnet.net/blog/post/318345420


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