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VOA常速英语新闻:人们在全国服务日开展志愿活动(双语)

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全国服务日当天美国总统奥巴马和第一夫人米歇尔·奥巴马在华盛顿的一所小学油漆书架的时候深受感染。
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President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama got into the spirit of the National Day of Service, at an elementary school in Washington where they applied wood stain to a bookcase.
全国服务日当天美国总统奥巴马和第一夫人米歇尔·奥巴马在华盛顿的一所小学油漆书架的时候深受感染。

Near Los Angeles, volunteers at a local church built a community garden, and others brought baby diapers to a homeless services center.
在洛杉矶附近,当地教堂的志愿者们建造了一座社区花园,而其他人带着婴儿尿布前往一家收留无家可归儿童的服务中心。

Volunteer Patrick O'Connor says there are many other projects in this neighborhood .
志愿者帕特里克·奥康纳表示在附近还有许多其他的活动。

“Food drives, community beautification projects, working at schools, community gardens.
“募捐食品活动,美化社区项目,学校,社区花园的义务工作。

There's a lot of ways to do good,” said O'Connor.
做善事可以有很多方法,”奥康纳说道。

In Washington, Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former U.S. president Bill Clinton and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, urged people to become involved, and young people in Pasadena, California, heeded the message.
在华盛顿,美国前总统比尔·克林顿和美国国务卿希拉里·克林顿的女儿切尔西·克林顿呼吁人们参与进来,而在加利福尼亚帕萨迪纳的年轻人们则响应这一号召。

They planted trees at a local high school, an annual effort that occurs at a different school each year, says volunteer coordinator Wayne Burton.
他们在当地的一所高中种植树木,每年都会在不同的学校这样做,志愿者协调员韦恩·伯顿说道。

“We try to improve the looks of that school, either by planting flowers or trees, or sometimes painting, or just cleaning up,” said Burton.
“我们试图通过种植鲜花或树木,或有时进行粉刷工作,或者只是打扫让那所学校有所改观。”伯顿说道。

At a local boys and girls club, some volunteers painted while others worked outside digging up weeds in the yard.
在一家当地男孩女孩俱乐部,一些志愿者粉刷房屋而其他人在外面的院子里挖野草。

Volunteer Flor Braxton says these efforts improve her neighborhood.
志愿者福·布拉克斯顿表示这些努力改变了她的邻居。

“This is one way how we can work together as a team, as a family, as a community, and make something good in our society,” Braxton said.
“我们作为一个团队,家庭,社区一起工作让我们的社会变得更美的一种方式。”布拉克斯顿说道。

In Maryland, on the East Coast, the African American college fraternity Alpha Phi Alpha celebrated the legacy of Martin Luther King, who was a member.
而在马里兰州的东海岸,非洲美国大学联谊会阿尔法·菲尔·阿尔法庆祝曾经的成员马丁·路德·金的遗产。

Cynthia Jiles, who leads a local charity, says King's message of community service is important now.
一家当地慈善机构的负责人辛西娅·吉尔斯表示金对于社区服务所传达的理念现在非常重要。

“There are a lot of people who are having difficulties, a lot of situations that need to be rectified, and we need to start today and then carry on throughout the year,” she said.
“很多人都有困难,很多情况需要改善,我们需要从今天开始,然后在整个一年中持续进行下去。”她说道。

Volunteers say these community projects offer a chance to meet neighbors and do good at the same time.
志愿者表示这些社区活动提供了满足邻居兼做善事这样两全其美的机会。

词语解释

1.apply v.应用

We should not only know the theory but also how to apply it to practice.
我们不仅要知道理论,还要知道怎样把理论应用于实践。

2.diaper n.尿布

Will you change the baby's diaper?
你能给孩子换块尿布吗?

3.neighborhood n.邻近;邻居

There is no such man in our neighborhood.
在我们的邻近没有这样的人。

4.coordinator n.协调者;同等的人或物

The campaign needs an effective coordinator.
这场运动需要一个强有力的协调人。

5.fraternity n.手足之情;兄弟会

There is deep fraternity between the brothers.
他们兄弟之间有着浓厚的手足之情。

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