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CNN英语新闻:公众对于新枪支法案支持率下降(双语)

Cherie207 于2013-04-03发布 l 已有人浏览
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在12月新城,康涅狄格的校园枪击案后,有很多谈论美国新枪支法律的可能性。
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Feels good to say, it's Friday.
感觉很好,今天是星期五了。

Thank you for closing out the week with CNN Student News.
谢谢你在一周快结束的时候关注CNN学生新闻。

We are diving in today with a premise .
我们将从一个前提开始今天的节目。

Public opinion can influence political leaders.
公众舆论可以影响政治领导人。

Basically, the more people push for something, the better chance it has of happening and vice versa.
基本上,人们越是推行一些东西,它发生的几率就越大,反之亦然。

After December school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, there was a lot of talk about the possibility of new gun laws in America.
在12月新城,康涅狄格的校园枪击案后,有很多谈论美国新枪支法律的可能性。

Some people who want these laws declared yesterday a national day of action.
一些憧憬这些法律的人昨天进行了全国范围的活动。

That's what President Obama is pushing for.
这就是奥巴马总统所推行的。

Two months, or three months, after something as horrific as what happened in Newtown happens.
那么多可怕的事情发生在纽镇后已经过去了2,3个月。

And we've moved on other things?
而我们已经关注其他事情了?

That's not who we are.
这不是我们。

Shame on us if we forgotten.
如果忘记的话那就是羞耻。

Some ideas have been proposed like a ban on assault weapons, but those proposals haven't got enough support in Congress to become law.
一些像禁止攻击性武器的想法已经被提出,但这些建议在国会还没有得到足够的支持成为法律。

Opponents argued that the proposals are not the effective way to reduce gun violence.
反对者认为提议并不是有效的来减少枪支暴力的方法。

And recent polls suggest that public support for major new gun laws is dropping.
而最近的民意调查表明,公众对于主要新枪法律的支持正在下降。

We're to have from Washington D. C to Washington State next.
我们接下来从华盛顿特区转到华盛顿州。

Earlier Wednesday morning, officials near Seattle started getting calls about a noise that sounded like thunder.
周三上午早些时候,西雅图附近的官员们开始接到听起来像打雷般噪音的电话。

I was pretty scared I got out there with a flashlight and then just kept hearing a rambling and watching more and more.
我很害怕,所以打开手电筒,然后就一直听到一种散漫的,而且看着越来越多的…

It was the…It was always a road in, but that much of it? No, no.
这就像是…这总是一条路的,但是是那样吗?不,不。

What happened was a landslide, a huge landslide.
具体发生的是一次滑坡,一次巨大的滑坡。

No was injured, but at least one home was destroyed and more than a dozen others were threatened.
无人受伤,但至少有一幢房子被毁,其他十几户受到威胁。

It wasn't immediately clear what caused it,
目前还不清楚是什么引起,

but a CNN meteorologist said these houses are on the seismic fault that can shift on rare occasions.
但CNN一位气象学家表示位于地震断层的这些房屋在很少情况下会引起变化。


词汇解释:
1.premise n.前提
an idea or theory on which a statement or action is based

eg.I wonder whether the whole premise is right.
我怀疑整个前提是否正确。

2.influence v.影响;感染
the power to have an effect on people or things, or a person or thing that is able to do this

eg.Don't let me influence your decision.
不要让我影响你的决定。

3.possibility n.可能;可能性
a chance that something may happen or be true

eg.I see great possibilities in the scheme.
我看这计划很可能成功。

4.horrific a.可怕的;恐怖的
very bad and shocking

eg.He stiffened at the horrific sight.
他看到那恐怖的情景吓呆了。

5.propose v.打算;计划
to offer or suggest a possible plan or action for other people to consider

eg.I propose an early start tomorrow morning.
我打算明天早上早点出发。

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