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CNN英语新闻:美国童子军或终结同性恋禁令 社会反响强烈(双语)

Lily85 于2013-05-30发布 l 已有人浏览
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今天我们的第一个故事是关于服务于城市,州或国家的基础设施,基本系统。所以,诸如发电厂,道路和桥梁都是。
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Hi, I'm Carl Azuz.
你好,我是卡尔·阿祖兹。

And this is CNN STUDENT NEWS.
这里是CNN学生新闻。

We hope you enjoy the long weekend.
我们希望你享受这个长周末。

Our first story today is about infrastructure , the fundamental systems that service city, state or country.
今天我们的第一个故事是关于服务于城市,州或国家的基础设施,基本系统。

So, things like power plants, roads and bridges.
所以,诸如发电厂,道路和桥梁都是。

Part of this bridge in Washington State collapsed last week when a tractor trailer with an oversized load hit an overhead part of the bridge.
上周当一辆超负荷载重的拖拉机拖车抵达在华盛顿州这座桥,它的一部分塌陷。

Several vehicles fell into the water, rescue crews showed up to help the victims, three people were injured.
好几辆车掉到水里,救援人员展开救援工作帮助受害者,3人受伤。

Officials estimate that it's going to cost $15 million to fix the bridge.
官员们估计修复这座桥将花费1500万美元。

It's part of important shipping route between the U.S. and Canada.
而它是美国和加拿大之间重要航运路线的一部分。

Nearly $14 billion in cargo crosses that bridge every year.
每年有将近140亿美元的货物穿过那座桥。

Authorities are hoping to have a temporary bridge up next month, and a permanent bridge up in September.
当局希望在下个月能搭建临时桥梁,而一座永久桥梁将在9月出现。

In other parts of the country, people have been struggling through different forms of severe weather.
在这个国家的其他地区,人们一直在努力和不同形式的恶劣天气抗争。

In San Antonio, Texas, huge amounts of rain over the weekend led the flash floods.
在德克萨斯州圣安东尼奥,周末的大幅降雨造成山洪暴发。

At least three people were killed, thousands of people lost their power and dozens of streets were closed because of it.
至少3人死亡,成千上万的人失去了电力,许多街道因此被封闭。

San Antonio's fire chief said that on Saturday, in 15 hours 250 water-related calls came in.
圣安东尼奥的消防队长表示在周六15小时内打进来250通跟洪水相关的电话。

Up in the Northeast it looked more like winter than spring.
在东北部地区看上去更像冬天而非春天。

This is late May, Vermont seemed to get some of the worst of this.
现在是5月底,看起来佛蒙特州似乎更为严重。

Up to 7.5 inches of snow fell in some parts of the state, one concern there is about the snowfall weighing down trees and branches.
7.5英寸厚的雪落在这个州的一些地区,有人担忧持续的降雪会压垮树木和树枝。

That can increase the chance of them falling on power lines.
这可以增加血压在电线上的机会。

See, if you can I.D. me.
看看你是否能认出我。

I'm an American organization that was founded in 1910.
我是一个成立于1910年的美国机构。

Since then, I've had more than 100 million members.
从那时起我就有了超过1亿名的成员。

My highest rank is Eagle, and my motto is "Be Prepared.
我的最高等级是鹰,我的座右铭是“做好准备”。

I'm the Boy Scouts of America.
我就是美国童子军。

And I'm aimed to build the character, values and fitness of young people.
而且我旨在树立年轻人的性格、价值观及其强健体魄。

Next year, there is going to be a change to a boy scouts membership policy,
明年, 童子军会员政策将会改变,

Starting on January 1st,the organization will allow young people who are openly gay to join.
新政策将从1月1日起开始实施,该组织将允许公开的同性恋年轻人加入。

Last week, the group's national council voted for the change.
上周,该组织的全国委员会投票赞成改革。

They also decided to maintain the current policy of not allowing gay adult leaders.
他们还决定维持不允许同性恋成人领导的现有政策。

The reaction openly gay youth joining the scouts has been mixed.
对于公开的同性恋青年加入童子军的反应各有不同。

He is what a former scout leader and a former Eagle scout had to say about it.
一位前童子军领袖及前鹰级童子军将谈谈自己的看法。

词语解释

1.infrastructure n.基础;基础设施

 

the basic systems and services, such as transport and power supplies, that a country or organization uses in order to work effectively

We actively press ahead with the infrastructure development plan.
我们积极推进基础建设计划。

2.collapse n.倒塌;崩溃;暴跌

to fall down suddenly because of pressure or having no strength or support

The roof collapsed under the weight of snow.
房顶在雪的重压下突然坍塌下来。

3.crew n.全体船员;全体乘务员

a group of people who work together, especially all those who work on and operate a ship, aircraft, etc

The ship set sail after all the crew came on board.
全体船员上船后,船就开了。

4.permanent a.永久的;持久的

lasting for a long time or for ever

The incident left permanent traces on his mind.
那件事在他头脑里留下了永久的印象。

5.motto n.座右铭;箴言

a short sentence or phrase that expresses a belief or purpose

Who is the subscriber of that motto?
谁是那条座右铭的签字者?

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