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CNN英语新闻:全世界人民积极参与2013地球一小时活动(双语)

Cherie207 于2013-03-27发布 l 已有人浏览
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我们将从春天标志中包括一年一度的两个宗教仪式开始这个新的一周。
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Hi, I'm Carl Azuz, and this CNN Student News.
嗨,我是卡尔?阿祖兹,这里是CNN学生新闻。

We're going to start this new week with some signs of spring including two annual religious observances.
我们将从春天标志中包括一年一度的两个宗教仪式开始这个新的一周。

Yesterday, was Palm Sunday, and it was the first one for Pope Francis since he became the head of the Roman Catholic Church.
昨天是棕枝全日,而这是自从教皇弗朗西斯成为罗马天主教负责人以来的第一个节日。

You can see him her taking part on the Palm Sunday service in Vatican City.
你可以看到他参加在梵蒂冈城棕枝全日的情景。

For Christians, Palm Sunday is the start of Holy Week,which concludes next Sunday on Easter.
对基督徒来说, 棕枝全日是圣周的开始,它会到下周日的复活节。

The observance commemorates Jesus Christ's arrival in Jerusalem when palm leaves were laid out in front of them.
当棕榈叶被放在他们面前,这个仪式是为了纪念耶稣基督到达耶路撒冷。

In some churches, the palms that are used on Palm Sunday are saved and burned into ashes for Ash Wednesday.
在一些教堂中, 在棕枝全日为了灰节将保存起来的棕榈叶烧为灰烬。

The other religious observance starts tonight, it's the first night of Passover, a Jewish holiday that celebrates when the Israelites escaped from slavery in Egypt.
另一个宗教仪式逾越节的第一个夜晚今晚开始,这是一种犹太人的假日,庆祝以色列人逃出埃及的奴隶制。

Passover is also called Pesach.
逾越节也有另一个名称Pesach。

The name comes from the story in the Bible about ten plagues, during one God killed the Egyptians first born sons,but passed over the houses of the Israelites.
这个名字来自于圣经讲述关于十疫的故事,在一位神杀死埃及人第一个出生的孩子时,越过了以色列人的房屋。

According to the story, when theJews fled from Egypt, they didn't have time for their bread to rise,
按照这个故事,当犹太人逃离埃及,他们根本没有时间进食,

so during the week-long Passover holiday Jewish people only eat unleavened bread called matzah.
因此在为期一周的犹太人逾越节,犹太人只吃一种被称为matzah的未经发酵面包。

One thing you don't expect to see in spring is this, it doesn't look like the weather is paying much attention to the calendar .
而在春天你不希望看到的一件事是这一点,看起来天气并不是非常关注日历。

Eight states were under a winter storm warning yestersay, the National Weather Service predicted six to ten inches of snow from Missouri all the way to Ohio, so much for spring.
八个州昨天经历了一场暴风雪警告,国家气象服务中心预测密苏里州到俄亥俄州会有6到10英寸的雪,在春天就如此强势。

The storm started out in the Rockies and it's been making its way east.
暴风雨开始于落基山脉,而后以自己的方式向东。

There was a World Cup qualifying match in Colorado on Friday, look at that.
而周五在科罗拉多州将会有一场世界杯预选赛,看看这个。

You don't see soccer played in that kind of weather very often.
你不是经常有机会看到在这种天气下进行的足球比赛。

There was something else that happened this weekend, a worldwide event that was just lights out.
这个周末还别的事情发生,刚刚发生的世界性大事。

Lights out in Paris.
巴黎关灯。

Lights out in London.
伦敦关灯。

Lights out, on landmarks all around the globe.
世界各地都在关灯。

Earth hour was this past Saturday.
地球一小时发生在过去的星期六。

When it hit 8:30 local time, people flipped the switch to go dark for 60 minutes.
在当地时间8点的时候,人们自觉关灯进入了黑暗的60分钟。

Organizers started the idea to raise awareness about climate change, they estimate millions of people in more than 150 countries got involved in this.
组织者希望这个想法能够提高公众对气候变化的注意,他们估计超过150个国家的成千上万人参与了这一活动。


词汇解释:
1.religious a.宗教的;虔诚的
having a strong belief in a god or gods

eg.The religious affairs have been reestablished.
宗教事务已经恢复。

2.conclude v.推断出;缔结
to end a speech, meeting, or piece of writing

eg.The two countries is report to have conclude a military convention.
据报导,这两个国家已缔结军事协定。

3.commemorate v.纪念
to remember officially and give respect to a great person or event, especially by a public ceremony or by making a statue or special building

eg.A monument was built to commemorate the victory.
为了纪念胜利,建造了一座纪念碑。

4.calendar n.日历;历法
a printed table showing all the days, weeks, and months of the year

eg.He tore a leaf from the calendar.
他从日历上撕下一页。

5.predict v.预言;预报
to say that an event or action will happen in the future, especially as a result of knowledge or experience

eg.It is virtually impossible to predict the future accurately.
精确预言未来的事实际上是办不到的。

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