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本周我们将从阿富汗开始。美国在该国的军事行动可能会结束,但我们在这周末看到,阿富汗的暴力还没有结束。
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And, of course, a big thank you to those Asiola High students for introducing today's show.
而且非常感谢艾斯罗拉高中的学生们介绍今天的节目。

I'm Carl Azuz.
我是卡尔·阿祖兹。

This week we're starting off in Afghanistan.
本周我们将从阿富汗开始。

The U.S. military mission in the country may be winding down,
美国在该国的军事行动可能会结束,

but as we saw over this weekend, the violence in Afghanistan isn't over.
但我们在这周末看到,阿富汗的暴力还没有结束。

In one part of the country at least 11 Afghan children were killed as the result of a military operation on Saturday.
在这个国家的一部分地区至少11名阿富汗儿童在星期六因为军事行动结果被杀害。

That same day six Americans were killed.
同一天6名美国人被杀。

Five of them died when their convoy was attacked by a suicide bomber.
他们的车队被一枚自杀式炸弹袭击造成5人死亡。

Those Americans were delivering books to an Afghan school.
那些美国人正送书到阿富汗的学校。

One of them was Anne Smedinghoff.
其中之一是安妮·斯汀霍夫。

She was a diplomat, someone who represented the U.S. government in Afghanistan.
她是一位外交官,曾经在阿富汗代表美国政府。

When I was in Afghanistan, she was part of my team.
当我在阿富汗期间,她是我队中的一员。

And she was someone who worked hard and put her life on the line, so that others could live a better life.
她是那种努力工作,将自己的生命奉献给事业的人,让其他人可以过上更好的生活。

Heading back to the U.S. now to talk about the American economy and a report that came out last Friday.
回到美国,现在我们谈谈上周五出来的美国经济报告。

It tells us the national unemployment rate, how many jobs were added or lost in the previous months,
它告诉我们全国的失业率, 在前几个月增加多少工作岗位或者多少人失业,

and it's one thing experts look at to get an idea of how the overall economy is doing.
而且这是一件专家会关注得出整体经济走势的事情。

For March, the unemployment rate was 7.6 percent, that's lower than a month before,
对3月而言,失业率为7.6%,低于前一个月,

but this isn't necessarily good news.
但未必是好消息。

The report only counts people as unemployed if they are actively out there looking for work.
该报告只是统计正在积极寻找着工作的失业人员。

Nearly 500,000 people stopped looking last months, and some experts say that's why the unemployment rate went down.
上个月近500000人不再寻找,一些专家表示这就是失业率下降的原因。

So how about jobs?
那么工作如何呢?

The economy added 88,000 of those in March.
3月份经济增加88000个工作岗位。

That's not good.
这并不好。

Experts say it needs to add around 150,000 every month just to keep up with population growth.
专家表示每个月需要增加约150000个工作岗位来保持人口增长。

It's been a bit more than two years since a massive tsunami crashed in the parts of Japan,
自从一场大规模海啸席卷日本的部分地区已经过去两年多时间,

something unusual drifted across the Pacific and washed up in Washington State.
一些不寻常的东西飘过太平洋,冲上华盛顿州。

It's not this fishing boat, at least that's not what unusual.
不是这艘渔船,至少这不是什么不寻常的。

It's what's inside.
而重要的是里面有什么。

Stowing away in a bait box at the back were five fish and some other animals.
躲藏在一个鱼饵箱后面的是5条鱼和一些其他的动物。

They survived a 5,000 mile journey across the Pacific.
它们历经了5000英里横渡太平洋的旅程。

Their container was open, and the part of the boat it was in was under water,
容器敞开,而船的部分被水淹没,

so the fish could swim around outside their box, but still inside the boat.
所以鱼们能够游出盒子之外,但仍然在船上。

These species of fish are native to East Asia.
这种鱼类产于东亚。

Scientists don't want them invading West Coast waters, so they are dissecting all but one of the fish:
科学家们不想让他们入侵西海岸水域,所以他们解剖了所有鱼,只留下一条:

they're hoping to find out what this fish ate during the last two years.
他们希望发现鱼在过去的两年中所吃的东西。

The last living fish will swim out the rest of its days in an aquarium.
最后幸存的这鱼会在水族箱里安度剩下的日子。


词汇解释:
1.military n.军队
relating to or belonging to the armed forces

eg.They are making further efforts to decrease military spending.
他们正在做进一步的努力来减少军费开支。

2.violence n.猛烈;暴力;暴行
actions or words that are intended to hurt people

eg.The wind blew with great violence.
风异常猛烈地吹着。

3.convoy n.护航队;护送;护卫
a group of vehicles or ships that travel together, especially for protection

eg.Two fighters buzzed the convoy as it approached the coast.
当护航队接近海岸时,两架战斗机飞近示警。

4.unemployment n.失业;失业人数
the number of people who do not have a job that provides money

eg.Mass unemployment may lead to social upheaval.
大批失业会导致社会动乱。

5.tsunami n.海啸
an extremely large wave caused by a violent movement of the earth under the sea

eg.The entire village drowned in the tsunami.
整个村庄都被海啸淹没了。

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