英文公園 第285期

(台北校區/通識教育中心) English Park

 


I. News Path–新聞步道

 

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II. News Vocabulary

 

1.acknowledged                                        承認

2.civilians                                                 平民

3.withdraws                                              退出

4.plethora                                                  過多

5.inserted                                                  插入

6.revealed                                                 揭曉

7.Reindeer                                                馴鹿

8.comedian                                               喜劇演員

 

III VCR Observatory–影像觀景台

VoiceTube-不必花大錢 就能看影片學英語

 

如何真正「活在當下」?/失敗並不重要,重要的是「如何」失敗

 

IV Wisdom Woods–智慧森林

 

1.“Treat yourself welI.”

善待你自己。

2.“No fear of words, no fear of years.”

不懼人言,不畏歲月。

3.“Don’t let the past steal your present.”

只要開始,雖晚不遲。

 

V. Singing River–吟唱河流

Enjoy The Weather /Photograph

 

I.               News Path

 

Biden says he will stop sending bombs and artillery shells to Israel if it launches major invasion of Rafah

World

Racine, Wisconsin CNN — President Joe Biden said for the first time Wednesday he would halt some shipments of American weapons to Israel – which he acknowledged have been used to kill civilians in Gaza – if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu orders a major invasion of the city of Rafah.

https://edition.cnn.com/2024/05/08/politics/joe-biden-interview-cnntv/index.html

 

AstraZeneca withdraws Covid-19 vaccine, citing low demand

World

London CNN — AstraZeneca is withdrawing its highly successful coronavirus vaccine, citing the availability of a plethora of new shots that has led to a decline in demand. The vaccine — called Vaxzevria and developed in partnership with the University of Oxford — has been one of the main Covid-19 vaccines worldwide, with more than 3 billion doses supplied since the first was administered in the United Kingdom on January 4, 2021.

https://edition.cnn.com/2024/05/08/business/astrazeneca-covid-vaccine-withdrawal/index.html


Neuralink’s first brain chip implant developed a problem — but there was a workaround

World

The first test subject for Neuralink, Elon Musk’s brain chip implant startup, has developed a problem just a few weeks after it was inserted. In a blog post, the company revealed that a number of the chip’s connective threads retracted from the subject Noland Arbaugh’s brain, which hindered the implant’s data speeds and effectiveness.

https://edition.cnn.com/2024/05/09/tech/neuralink-implant-problem/index.html

 

What you need to know about ‘Baby Reindeer,’ the Netflix show people can’t stop talking about

World

On its surface, Netflix’s “Baby Reindeer” has all the fascination of a good episode of “Dateline” – there’s the aspiring comedian who bartends to make ends meet, an odd-but-harmless-seeming female admirer who becomes his stalker and a cautionary tale in it all that will leave viewers thinking twice about offering someone a cup of tea.

https://edition.cnn.com/2024/04/24/entertainment/baby-reindeer-netflix/index.html

 

Experts talk disaster resilience at Asia-Pacific forum in Taipei

National

A panel of experts discussed disaster resilience at the Center for Asia-Pacific Resilience and Innovation (CAPRI) second Annual Forum on Monday (May 6). The 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck Taiwan on April 3 received global attention. The panel explored how Taiwan and neighboring disaster-prone countries, Japan and the Philippines, have responded to disasters and are preparing for future crises.

https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/news/5683126

 

Taiwan foreign minister accuses China of infiltrating allies

National

China has infiltrated two of Taiwans official allies, but there is no danger of an imminent diplomatic break, Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) said Thursday (May 9). Taiwan has been left with 12 diplomatic allies, with the Pacific Island nation of Nauru being the latest to switch recognition to Beijing in January, around Taiwan's presidential and legislative elections.

https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/news/5682875

 

Taiwan table tennis mixed doubles to attend Paris Olympics

National

Chen Szu-yu (陳思羽) and Lin Yun-ju (林昀儒) will represent Taiwan at the Paris Olympics after International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) ranked them No.5 on the world mixed doubles list Tuesday (May 7). The duo will participate with a full slate of table tennis contenders, CNA reported. Men and women players already qualified for Paris at the World Team Table Tennis Championships in Busan, South Korea last February.

https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/news/5681327


Taiwan Railway Corporation ticket prices could increase by over NT$300

National

The price of Taiwan Railway Corporation (TRC) tickets could increase by as much as NT$300 (US$9) in the second half of this year, as the railroad mulls raising ticket prices for the first time in decades.  With fares frozen for 29 years, TRC has submitted three proposals to the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) to raise its ticket prices with rates of return ranging 3% to 5%, reported SET News.

https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/news/5680502


II. News Vocabulary(上述新聞標題與短文的單字補充)

1.acknowledged                                        承認

2.civilians                                                 平民

3.withdraws                                              退出

4.plethora                                                  過多

5.inserted                                                  插入

6.revealed                                                 揭曉

7.Reindeer                                                馴鹿

8.comedian                                               喜劇演員

9.disaster                                                 災難

10.resilience                                             彈性

11.infiltrating                                            滲透

12.allies                                                    盟友

13.qualified                                              合格

14.proposals                                             提案

15.decades                                                幾十年

 

III. VoiceTube

如何真正「活在當下」?(The Power of Now (Psychological Time vs. Clock Time))

初級

https://tw.voicetube.com/videos/81086

 

失敗並不重要,重要的是「如何」失敗(It doesn’t matter if you fail. It matters *how* you fail. | Amy Edmondson for Big Think +)

中級

https://tw.voicetube.com/videos/177601


IV. Wisdom Woods

English proverbs and sayings full of humor and wisdom

1.“Treat yourself welI.”

善待你自己。

2.“No fear of words, no fear of years.”

不懼人言,不畏歲月。

3.“Don’t let the past steal your present.”

只要開始,雖晚不遲。

4.“Better late than never.”

別讓過去悄悄偷走了你的當下。

5.“Stars can’t shine without darkness.”

如果沒有黑暗,星星如何閃耀。

https://tw.amazingtalker.com/blog/zh-tw/zh-eng/32479/


V. Singing River

 

Enjoy The Weather” By Chris James

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqnNx1ZmgAU&t=18s

[Verse 1]

Summer's been so damn boring

夏天是如此無趣

Water's so crystal clear

水如此清澈見底

I can still taste that sunrise

我仍然可以品嚐日出

Even though physically you're not here

即使你並非真的在這裡

All of it's picture perfect

每張照片都很完美

But I don't really feel the joy

但我並非真正感到快樂

Wish I saw myself without you

希望沒有你我也能看見自己

But I don't have a choice

但我無從選擇

 

[Pre-Chorus]

I would sell the ocean's wide

我願意賣掉海洋的寬廣

It's so insane that it's you and I

這一切因你我而如此瘋狂

That I can't shake

我無法動搖

We got too much time to think

我們有太多時間來思考

It's crazy that

簡直是瘋了

 

[Chorus]

I just can't enjoy the weather up here

我無法在這裡享受天氣

I got it all but all I want is you here

我擁有一切,但想要的只是你在這裡

It's sad that this apartment's fucking so clear

這間公寓乾淨到令人難過

That I just can't enjoy the weather up here

我就是無法在這裡享受天氣

No I just can't, I just can't enjoy, enjoy

不,我不能,我不能享受

The weather without you, without you, without you

享受這沒有你的天氣,沒有你

 

[Verse 2]

I was told that it's best if I give it time

我被告知,如果我能給些時間最好

But I don't know if I got what it takes in me to fight it

但不知道我為此爭執付出何種代價

Baby, don't rush, take it day by day

寶貝,不要著急,日復一日

I'ma be honest maybe I'll be the one to change

老實說,也許我會成為那個改變的人

The way that I feel when I think of us

改變當想起我們時的感受

Without, on my own, I'll be better off

只有我自己,我會更好

I'm where I always wanted to be

我已成了一直想成為的人

All I know is I fucking hated

我所知道的只是我充滿了憎惡

 

[Pre-Chorus]

The ocean's wide

海洋廣泛

It's so insane that it's you and I

這一切因你我而如此瘋狂

That I can't shake

我無法動搖

I got too much time to think

我有太多時間來思考

It's crazy that

簡直是瘋了

 

[Chorus]

I just can't enjoy the weather up here

我無法在這裡享受天氣

I got it all but all I want is you here

我擁有一切,但想要的只是你在這裡

It's sad that this apartment's fucking so clear

這間公寓乾淨到令人難過

That I just can't enjoy the weather up here

我就是無法在這裡享受天氣

No I just can't, I just can't enjoy, enjoy

不,我不能,我不能享受

The weather without you, without you

沒有你,沒有你的天氣

I just can't enjoy, enjoy

我只是不能享受,享受

The weather without you, witho

沒有你的天氣

 

https://www.rodiyer.idv.tw/2022/03/chris-james-enjoy-weather-lyrics.html

 

Photograph” By Ed Sheeran

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

[Verse]

Loving can hurt, loving can hurt sometimes

愛能使我們受傷,愛有時能讓我們受傷

 

But it's the only thing that I know

但我也唯一知道愛了

 

When it gets hard, you know it can get hard sometimes

當生命變得艱難,你知道生命有時能有多困難

 

It is the only thing that makes us feel alive

唯有愛,我們才感到自己仍然活著

 

 

[Pre-Chorus]

We keep this love in a photograph

我們將愛保存到一幀相片

 

We made these memories for ourselves

我們為自己創造這些美好回憶

 

Where our eyes are never closing

我們永存於照片裡

 

Our hearts were never broken

在那,我們的心永不破碎

 

And time's forever frozen, still

時間被凍結似,定格那瞬間

 

 

[Chorus]

So you can keep me

所以你能將我

 

Inside the pocket of your ripped jeans

收在你破舊牛仔褲的口袋

 

Holding me close until our eyes meet

隨時把我拿起來,湊近了瞧

 

You won't ever be alone, wait for me to come home

你永遠不會孤單,等著我回家呀

 

 

[Verse 2]

Loving can heal, loving can mend your soul

愛能治癒,愛能修補你的靈魂

 

And it's the only thing that I know, know

而愛是我唯一知道的事,我只知道愛

 

I swear it will get easier, remember that with every piece of ya

看著一幀幀有你的相片,我發誓生命會漸漸好過的

 

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

而愛是我們唯一能從這世上帶走的東西了

 

 

[Pre-Chorus]

We keep this love in a photograph

我們將愛保存到一幀相片

 

We made these memories for ourselves

我們為自己製造這些美好回憶

 

Where our eyes are never closing

我們永存於照片裡

 

Our hearts were never broken

在那,我們的心永不破碎

 

And time's forever frozen, still

時間被凍結似,定格那瞬間

 

 

[Chorus]

So you can keep me

所以你能將我

 

Inside the pocket of your ripped jeans

收在你破舊牛仔褲的口袋

 

Holding me close until our eyes meet

隨時把我拿起來,湊近了瞧

 

You won't ever be alone

你永遠不會孤單,

 

And if you hurt me, that's okay, baby

如果你傷了我,沒事的,寶貝

 

Only words bleed inside these pages,

相片中只有淌血般的油墨 (淚水暈染相片的油墨)

 

you just hold me

你緊緊擁著我就好

 

And I won't ever let you go

我永遠不會讓妳離開我的

 

Wait for me to come home

等著我回家呀

 

 

[Bridge]

Wait for me to come home

等著我回家呀

 

Wait for me to come home

等著我回家呀

 

Wait for me to come home

等著我回家呀

 

 

[Chorus]

Oh, you can fit me

噢,你可以把我裝在

 

Inside the necklace you got when you were 16

你的項鍊內,當你16歲時

 

Next to your heartbeat where I should be

我就躺在你沉穩的心跳旁

 

Keep it deep within your soul

把我對你的愛深埋於你的靈魂

 

And if you hurt me, that's okay, baby

如果你傷了我,沒事的,寶貝

 

Only words bleed inside these pages,

相片中只有淌血般的油墨 (淚水暈染相片的油墨)

 

you just hold me

你緊緊擁著我就好

 

And I won't ever let you go

我永遠不會讓妳離開我的

 

Wait for me to come home

等著我回家呀

 

 

[Outro]

When I'm away, I will remember how you kissed me

當我不在時,我依舊會記得你如何地吻我

 

Under the lamppost back on Sixth street

在第六街的街燈

 

Hearing you whisper through the phone

我聽著你在電話另一頭輕聲地說 :

 

"Wait for me to come home"

等著我回家呀

 

https://beckyxmaggie.pixnet.net/blog/post/359558939-ed-sheeran---photogr


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