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VOA常速英语新闻:美国总统图书馆的研究与教育意义(双语)

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总统林登·贝恩斯·约翰逊(LBJ)于1973年去世,而在德州奥斯汀的LBJ图书馆门前,有个真人大小的仿真LBJ在欢迎游客来访。
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President Lyndon Baines Johnson, or LBJ, died in 1973. But a life-like animatronic representation of him greets visitors to his library in Austin, Texas.
总统林登·贝恩斯·约翰逊(LBJ)于1973年去世,而在德州奥斯汀的LBJ图书馆门前,有个真人大小的仿真LBJ在欢迎游客来访。

Visitors find it entertaining. “Pretty cool, a little disconcerting, but very life-like," said one woman.
游客们觉得这很有趣,“好酷啊,有点吓人,但很逼真。”

After a $10 million renovation, the LBJ Presidential Library is now more interactive, with computerized exhibits.
LBJ总统图书馆花了1000万美元来整修,目前变得更具互动性,还有电脑展示。

Visitors can listen to some of the more than 640 hours of telephone conversations President Johnson recorded for posterity.
游客还可听到总统约翰逊为后代录制的640小时的电话录音。

Lyndon Johnson assumed office after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. And though he brought about civil rights laws and anti-poverty programs, his legacy is clouded by the Vietnam war.
总统约翰·F·肯尼迪1963年11月遭暗杀,随后林登·约翰逊就任总统。尽管他引入了民权法和消除贫困项目,他的遗产却被越南战争蒙上了阴影。

LBJ Library Director Mark Updegrove says presidential libraries do not glorify their namesakes and in fact present a full picture of their time in office.
LBJ图书馆馆长Mark Updegrove说,总统图书馆并不是为了纪念总统本人,而是呈现他们就职时的整个时代风貌。

词汇解释

1.repository n. 贮藏室,仓库;知识库;智囊团

A church in Moscow became a repository for police files.
莫斯科的一座教堂成为警方存放档案的地点。

2.animatronic 电子动物的

The first, fully autonomous, walking audio-animatronic figure capable of interacting with guests.
第一个是全自动的、声音与动作同步、能够与游客交流的东西。

3.Life-like adj. 栩栩如生的

Up close the paintings look incredibly abstract but when you step back they merge to form, amazingly, incredibly life-like face portraits.
近看似乎相当抽象,但退后一步就会神奇地发现,这些明暗形状形成了一幅栩栩如生的脸部肖像。

4.disconcerting adj. 令人不安的;打扰人的

More disconcerting is the ability of a cancer stem cell to hide.
更令人困惑的是癌症干细胞的隐藏能力。

5.interactive adj. 交互式的;相互作用的

The psychotherapy is carried out in small interactive groups.
这种心理治疗是在互动的小组之间进行的。

6.posterity n. 子孙,后裔;后代

The posterity reversed the verdict.
后代把这个案子翻了过来。

7.assume office 就职,到任

This is Gates' second China tour since he assumed office in December 2006.
与此同时,这也是盖茨于2006年12月就职以来对中国的第二次访问。

His overall approval rating fell to about 20% in recent months, the lowest since he assumed office.
福田康夫支持率在过去几个月内已跌破20%,是他执政以来的最低点。

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