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CNN英语新闻:奥巴马总统演讲涉及民生关键问题(双语)

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所有的这些加起来是奥巴马总统的第一次官方的国情咨文演讲,我们带你看看昨天同共和党的反应。“尊敬的议长女士,美国总统!”前面及中间—毫无疑问是经济问题。这个问题占了总统演说的大约三分之二。
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It is the most awesome day of the week; we're glad you're spending part of it with CNN Student News.
今天是这周最开心的一天,我们很高兴你收看CNN学生新闻。

Talking you through today's commercial-free headlines, I'm Carl Azuz.
我是卡尔·阿祖兹,马上跟你分享的是今天不含商业广告的头条新闻。

70 minutes, more than 7,000 words:
70分钟,超过7000个单词:

It all adds up to President Obama's first, official State of the Union address ,which we brought you yesterday along with the Republican response.
所有的这些加起来是奥巴马总统的第一次官方的国情咨文演讲,我们带你看看昨天同共和党的反应。

"Madam speaker, the President of the United States! "
“尊敬的议长女士,美国总统!”

Front and center—no surprise—the economy.
前面及中间—毫无疑问是经济问题。

The issue took up about two-thirds of the president's speech.
这个问题占了总统演说的大约三分之二。

He talked about the need to create jobs and called for a freeze on some government spending.
他谈到了创造就业的需求,并呼吁冻结一些政府支出。

He also said Democrats and Republicans need to work together on the problems facing the country.
他还表示民主党和共和党需要在国家所面临的问题上共同协作。

Health care, which has been a big push since the president took office, got some attention in the speech.
卫生保健一直是总统上任以来的重头戏,在这次的演讲中也引起了关注。

But the issue seems to be on the back burner, at least for now.
而且这个问题似乎迫切需要解决,至少现在是这样。

Analysts are always curious about how people will react to his speech.
分析家门总是好奇的人们对他的演讲作何反应。

In a CNN poll taken after the State of the Union on Wednesday night, about half of the people who watched it had a very positive reaction; around 20 percent had a negative response.
在周三晚上,CNN的一项民意调查中大约一半的人呈非常积极的反应;大约20%有负面的反应。

Here's some more feedback on President Obama's address.
这里是一些人对奥巴马总统演讲更多的反馈。

It's kind of a lot more defensive than what I would have liked.
这比我预期的多了很多守态。

I think the issues are still the same.
我认为这些问题仍然相同。

I think there was some coalescence to.. making nice to both parties, but I don't know. Tough fight.
我认为有一些让双方都高兴的合并,但我不知道。这真的很激烈。

He was saying what the people wanted to hear. Is he going to do it?
他说的是人们想听的。但他会去做吗?

That's up to you, but..clapping....
这取决于你,但我还得鼓掌...

I think the problems are problems he inherited from the Republicans, frankly, and he's working his best to solve those problems.
我认为问题是他继承自共和党人,坦率地说,他需要竭尽自己所能解决这些问题。

But they are problems that are not going to be solvable in one soundbite.
但是他们的问题是不是说说这样简单。

They are problems that are going to take years to work through.
他们的问题需要数年时间才能完成。

It's too much government. Doesn't work.
这涉及太多的政府方面。不会有任何帮助。

词语解释
1.awesome a.表示敬畏的;了不起的
An awesome thunderstorm struck the city yesterday.
昨天,一场可怕的暴风雨侵袭了这个城市。

2.address n.住址;网址
Please write your home address on the registration form.
请在这张登记表上写下你的家庭住址。

3.curious a.好奇的;奇特的
I am curious how she will receive the news.
我很想知道她如何接受那消息。

4.coalescence n.接合;结合;合并
A modern galaxy such as the Milky Way involved the coalescence of a million such building blocks.
像银河系这类现代星系,是由上百万个这样的矮星系接合而成的。

5.inherit v.继承;遗传
The eldest son will inherit the title.
长子将继承爵位。

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