英文公園 第259期

(台北校區/通識教育中心) English Park

 


I. News Path–新聞步道

 

伊麗莎白女王的去世和查爾斯國王的繼位/薩斯喀徹溫省大規模刺傷嫌疑人,並在被捕後死亡/蘋果推出iPhone 14衛星求救信號功能/迪士尼首次推出真人版《小美人魚》/台灣將推出第二代Moderna疫苗/臺灣Gogoro、麥德龍、帕茲集團在以色列啟動電池交換/臺灣在瑞士世界技能大賽獲得金牌/臺灣小吃在巴黎國際美食村大放異彩

 

II. News Vocabulary


1.     ascended                     登上

2.     proclaimed                  宣佈

3.     stabbing                      刺傷

4.     suspect                        懷疑

5.     satellite                       衛星

6.     attempt                       嘗試

7.     unveils                       公佈

8.     sneak                          潛行

 

III VCR Observatory–影像觀景台

VoiceTube-不必花大錢 就能看影片學英語

 

漂亮意味著什麼/13個學習技巧

 

IV Wisdom Woods–智慧森林

 

1.“Throughout my chess career I sought out new challenges, looking for things no one had done before.”— Garry Kasparov, Chess Grandmaster

「在我的西洋棋職涯裡,我不斷找新的挑戰,尋找別人沒做過的事。」– 加里‧卡斯帕羅夫 (西洋棋大師)

2.“Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind; it is not a matter a ripe rosy cheeks, red lips and supple knees; it is a temper of will, a quality of imagination, a vigor of the emotions; it is the freshness of the deep springs of life.”— Samuel Ullman, Poet

「年輕不是生命的一段時期,而是一種心理狀態;它不是玫瑰色的臉頰、紅潤的嘴唇或柔軟的雙膝;它是有關意志、想像力的品質、情緒的能量,它是來自生命泉源的朝氣。」– 塞繆爾.烏爾曼 (詩人)

3.“We excuse our sloth under the pretext of difficulty.”— Quintilian, Rhetorician

「我們常以困難為由,做為懶惰的藉口。」– 昆體良 (雄辯家)

 

V. Singing River–吟唱河流

Numb Little Bug / The Best For You

 

I.             News Path

 

Queen Elizabeth's death and King Charles' accession

World

Buckingham Palace announced that Queen Elizabeth II's funeral will take place on Sept. 19.King Charles III, who ascended to the throne Thursday after the Queen’s death, was formally proclaimed as the UK's new monarch on Saturday. He pledged to "follow the inspiring example" of the Queen at his confirmation ceremony.

https://edition.cnn.com/uk/live-news/queen-elizabeth-death-king-charles-09-10-22/index.html

 

Saskatchewan mass stabbing suspect underwent ‘medical distress’ and died after his arrest, police say

World

(CNN) Myles Sanderson, the suspect in the mass stabbing in Canada, died Wednesday after going into “medical distress” after his arrest, according to Royal Canadian Mounted Police Assistant Commissioner Rhonda Blackmore.Sanderson’s death means both suspects in the attack that rocked the Canadian province of Saskatchewan are now dead.

https://edition.cnn.com/2022/09/07/us/saskatchewan-canada-stabbing-wednesday/index.html


Apple announces satellite emergency SOS feature for iPhone 14

World

New York(CNN Business)NASA has two new dates in mind — September 23 or September 27 — for the next attempt at launching its massive new moon rocket on an uncrewed test mission. But there are still several things that could stand in the way of getting the Artemis I mission off the ground, any of which could push the launch date back further.

https://edition.cnn.com/2022/09/07/tech/apple-emergency-sos-satellites-scn/index.html

 

Disney unveils first look at live-action ‘Little Mermaid’

World

(CNN)Look at this teaser, isn’t it neat?Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” is coming back to theaters next year, with Halle Bailey bringing a live-action Ariel to the big screen for the first time, and the studio unveiled a sneak peek at the new film at its D23 Expo.It’s short but oh so sweet, with a seconds-long glimps at Ariel in action, singing some impressive notes from “Part of Your World.”

https://edition.cnn.com/2022/09/09/entertainment/little-mermaid-disney/index.html

 

Taiwan to roll out second-generation Moderna vaccine

National

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is set to implement a booster program using the second-generation vaccine by Moderna with two groups prioritized.The advisory committee of the health ministry in a meeting on Friday (Sept. 2) granted emergency use (EUA) for the vaccine, which targets the original strain and the BA.1 Omicron variant. It should be administered at least three months after a previous COVID vaccine shot.

https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/4649044

 

Taiwan’s Gogoro, Metro Motor, and Paz Group launch battery swapping in Israel

National

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese electric scooter maker Gogoro has launched its two-wheelers and battery swapping system in Tel Aviv, Israel.Gogoro is partnering with Metro Motor and Paz Group from Israel on the venture. Metro Motor is a two-wheeler distributor in Israel, while Paz Group is an energy, gas, and retail group in the country.

https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/4656738

 

Taiwan takes gold at WorldSkills Competition in Bern, Switzerland

National

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwanese craftsman was awarded a gold medal at the international WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition held in Bern, Switzerland.Taiwans Lei Feng-yue (雷豐嶽) bested talented competitors from six other countries to take the top prize in the Prototype Modeling competition.

https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/4655649


Taiwan's snacks shine at International Gastronomy Village Paris

National

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese vendors are wowing visitors with classic Taiwanese snacks at the fifth International Gastronomy Village in Paris that began on Thursday (Sept. 1).CNA reported that vendors from over 50 countries joined this year’s event taking place before the Eiffel Tower. Taiwan’s participation was overseen by the Ministry of Economic Affairs Department of Commerce and included gua bao from Foodi Jia-Ba-Buay, boba tea from TeaYammi, beer from Formosa Brewing Co.

https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/4646741


II. News Vocabulary(上述新聞標題與短文的單字補充)

1.     ascended                     登上

2.     proclaimed                  宣佈

3.     stabbing                      刺傷

4.     suspect                       懷疑

5.     satellite                       衛星

6.     attempt                       嘗試

7.     unveils                        公佈

8.     sneak                          潛行

9. prioritized                  優先

10.    venture                      冒險

11.    retail                          零售

12.    Switzerland               瑞士

13.    craftsman                  工匠

14.    Gastronomy              美食

15.    Brewing                    釀造

 

III. VoiceTube

漂亮意味著什麼(What It Means To Be Pretty)

初級

https://www.voicetube.com/videos/63245

 

13個學習技巧(13 Study Tips)

中級

https://www.voicetube.com/videos/49446


IV. Wisdom Woods

English proverbs and sayings full of humor and wisdom

1.“Throughout my chess career I sought out new challenges, looking for things no one had done before.”— Garry Kasparov, Chess Grandmaster

「在我的西洋棋職涯裡,我不斷找新的挑戰,尋找別人沒做過的事。」– 加里‧卡斯帕羅夫 (西洋棋大師)

2.“Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind; it is not a matter a ripe rosy cheeks, red lips and supple knees; it is a temper of will, a quality of imagination, a vigor of the emotions; it is the freshness of the deep springs of life.”— Samuel Ullman, Poet

「年輕不是生命的一段時期,而是一種心理狀態;它不是玫瑰色的臉頰、紅潤的嘴唇或柔軟的雙膝;它是有關意志、想像力的品質、情緒的能量,它是來自生命泉源的朝氣。」– 塞繆爾.烏爾曼 (詩人)

3.“We excuse our sloth under the pretext of difficulty.”— Quintilian, Rhetorician

「我們常以困難為由,做為懶惰的藉口。」– 昆體良 (雄辯家)

4.“When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So what the hell, leap.”— Cynthia Heimel, Writer

「不確定的時候,出醜一下沒關係,出色的創造力和最白癡的舉止,有時只有極細微的差距,別管那麼多,衝一下就對了。」– 辛西亞·海默爾 (作家)

5.“You find that you have peace of mind and can enjoy yourself, get more sleep, and rest when you know that it was a one hundred percent effort that you gave – win or lose.”— Gordie Howe, Hockey Player

「當你知道你盡全力 不管勝利或失敗,你將得到內心的平靜,可以享受生活,且有更充足的睡眠及休息。」– 戈迪·豪 (冰球選手)

https://www.dailyenglishquote.com/page/4/


V. Singing River

 

Numb Little Bug” By Em Beihold 


 

[Verse 1]

 

I don't feel a single thing

我對什麼事都沒了感覺

 

Have the pills done too much?

是藥效強過頭了嗎?

 

Haven't caught up with my friends in weeks

好幾個禮拜沒跟朋友連絡了

 

And now we're outta touch

現在我們已經失去了聯繫

 

I've been drivin' in LA

不斷地開車在LA徘徊

 

And the world, it feels too big

世界啊,似乎太遼闊了點

 

Like a floating ball that's bound to break

像顆浮球,注定會破裂

 

Snap my psyche like a twig

我的神經,像樹枝般被折碎

 

[Pre-Chorus]

 

And I just wanna see

我只想知道

 

If you feel the same as me

你是否跟我有同樣感受?

 

[Chorus]

 

Do you ever get a little bit tired of life?

你是否曾對生活感到一絲厭倦?

 

Like you're not really happy but you don't wanna die

像是你不是真正的快樂,但也還不想死

 

Like you're hanging by a thread but you gotta survive

像是掛在一條弦上,但還是得活下去

 

'Cause you gotta survive

因為你還是得活下去呀!

 

Like your body's in the room but you're not really there

像是你身體明明就在房間裡,但靈魂卻不知道飄到哪去

 

Like you have empathy inside but you don't really care

像是你明明有同理心,卻沒力氣關心

 

Like you're fresh outta love but it's been in the air

像是你才剛結束戀情,但曖昧卻還沒散去

 

Am I past repair?

難道我壞掉了嗎?

 

[Post-Chorus]

 

A little bit tired of trying to care when I don't

有一點對刻意的關心感到厭煩

 

A little bit tired of quick repairs to cope

有一點對危機處理感到厭倦

 

A little bit tired of sinkin, there's water in my boat

有一點對沉淪感到疲憊,但船已經進水了呀

 

I'm barely breathin', tryna stay afloat

快不能呼吸了,只能努力浮在水面

 

So I got these quick repairs to cope

所以我得拿些特效藥來急救

 

Guess I'm just broken and broke

我想,我就只是又破又窮

 

[Verse 2]

 

The prescription's on its way

藥就在路上了

 

With a name I can't pronounce

念不出來的藥名

 

And the dose I gotta take

那些劑量呀

 

Boy, I wish that I could count

天啊,我多希望我能算的清

 

[Pre-Chorus]

 

'Cause I just wanna see

因為我只想知道

 

If this could make me happy

這是否能讓我感到快樂?

 

[Chorus]

 

Do you ever get a little bit tired of life?

你是否曾對生活感到一絲厭倦?

 

Like you're not really happy but you don't wanna die

像是你其實不是真正的快樂,但也還不想死

 

Like you're hangin' by a thread but you gotta survive

像是掛在一條弦上,但還是得活下去

 

'Cause you gotta survive

因為你還是得活下去呀

 

Like your body's in the room but you're not really there

像是你身體明明就在房間裡,靈魂卻不知道飄到哪去

 

Like you have empathy inside but you don't really care

像是你明明有同理心,卻沒力氣關心

 

Like you're fresh out of love but it's been in the air

像是你才剛結束戀情,曖昧卻還沒散去

 

Am I past repair?

難道我壞掉了嗎?

 

[Post-Chorus]

 

A little bit tired of trying to care when I don't

有一點對刻意的在乎感到厭煩

 

A little bit tired of quick repairs to cope

有一點對危機處理感到厭倦

 

A little bit tired of sinkin', there's water in my boat

有一點對沉淪感到疲憊,但船已經進水了呀

 

I'm barely breathin', tryna stay afloat

快要不能呼吸了,只能努力浮在水面

 

So I got these quick repairs to cope

所以只好拿些特效藥來應急

 

[Outro]

 

Do you ever get a little bit tired of life?

你是否曾對生活感到一絲厭倦?

 

Like you're not really happy but you don't wanna die

像是你其實不是真正的快樂,但也還不想要死

 

Like a numb little bug that's gotta survive

像隻麻木的小蟲,要努力地活下去

 

That's gotta survive

得努力的活下去呀!

 

https://littlemountain.pixnet.net/blog/post/59401033-embeihold_numblittlebug

 

The Best For You” By Nana Ouyang



One day I knew this wasn't fixable

有一天我終於明瞭  無藥可醫

 

I still want you

我還是想要你

 

But I won't be in this if you don't want to

但如果你不想要 這段關係還是無法持續

 

You don't want to open up

因為你不想要對我敞開心房

 

Oh

 

 This how it starts

這就是一切的起源

 

Fighting about nothing and going too far

爭論著無關痛癢的小事

 

I just can't look now we're falling apart

那些往事我仍然無法直視

 

Falling apart in my arms

我們一起墜落

 

Oh

 

 Oh, I must confess you made a mess

噢,我必須坦白說 你搞得一團糟

 

We got regrets

無止盡的遺憾

 

Saying things we never meant

說著那些本是無心的話語

 

Tryna get into each other's head

試著理解對方

 

 *Oh somehow I still got love

但我還是愛你

 

After all that you've done

儘管發生了那些事情

 

Swear no matter what we do

不管歷經甚麼我都發誓

 

I still want the best for you

我還是希望你能過得很好

 

'Cause even when things seem bad

因為儘管事情不如預料

 

I wouldn't change what we had

我絲毫不會改變一絲想法

 

Swear no matter what you say

我發誓,不論你說甚麼

 

Yeah, no matter what you do

不論你做了甚麼

 

I still want the best for you

我還是希望你能過得好好的

 

Let's just pretend we could still make it

我們可以佯裝一切依舊

 

That this ain't the end, things could be different

這不是結束,一切都會好起來的

 

That we'll still be friends

我們還是可以做朋友

 

We'll still be friends, that's a lie

還是可以當朋友,這是個謊言

 

Oh I must confess you made a mess

噢,我必須承認你搞砸了這一切

 

We got regrets

無止盡的遺憾

 

Saying things we never meant

說著無心的話語

 

Tryna get into each other's head

試著理解對方

 

Oh

 

*Somehow I still got love

但我還是愛你

 

After all that you've done

經歷過那些事情

 

Swear no matter what we do

我仍舊希望

 

I still want the best for you

你能過得很好

 

'Cause even when things seem bad

因為儘管天崩地裂

 

I wouldn't change what we had

我都不會改變我的想法

 

Swear no matter what you say

我發誓,不論你說了甚麼

 

Yeah, no matter what you do

不論你做了甚麼

 

I still want the best for you

我仍會希望你過得很好

 

Still want the best for you

仍會希望你幸福

 

Swear no matter what you say

不論你說了甚麼

 

Yeah, no matter what you do

嗯,不論你做了甚麼

 

I still want the best for you

我仍希望你過得很好

 

 *Somehow I still got love

現如今我還是愛著你

 

After all that you've done

經過所有的一切

 

Swear no matter what we do

我發誓

 

I still want the best for you

我還是希望你幸福

 

'Cause even when things seem bad

因為儘管事情不斷走下坡

 

I wouldn't change what we had

我也不會改變想法

 

Swear no matter what you say

不論你說了甚麼

 

Yeah, no matter what you do

做了甚麼

 

I still want the best for you

我還是希望你過得很好

 

Still want the best for you

希望你幸福

 

Swear no matter what you say

我發誓,不論你說了甚麼

 

Yeah, no matter what you do

做了甚麼

 

I still want the best for you

我還是希望你幸福

 

https://ju880706.pixnet.net/blog/post/557335960-%E6%AD%90%E9%99%BD%E5%A8%9C%E5%A8%9C-nana-ouyang-%E3%80%8Athe-best-for-you%E3%80%8B%E4%B8%AD%E6%96%87%E6%AD%8C%E8%A9%9E



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