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VOA常速英语新闻:志愿者致力于杉矶河重新恢复原貌(双语)

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经过数的周期性洪水后在20世纪30年代晚期和40年代洛杉矶河被围上了混凝土。而现如今,它看起来又像是一条河,至少在一些地方,清理志愿者卡罗
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The Los Angeles River was lined with concrete in the late 1930s and 1940s, after years of periodic flooding.
经过数的周期性洪水后在20世纪30年代晚期和40年代洛杉矶河被围上了混凝土。

Today, it looks like a river again, at least in some places, says clean-up volunteer Carol Henning.
而现如今,它看起来又像是一条河,至少在一些地方,清理志愿者卡罗尔·亨宁说道。

“It is beginning to look a little better.
“开始看起来好一点。

My memory of the river was people having drag races in the LA River, on the cement bottom," said Henning.
我记忆中的这条河是人们在洛杉矶河畔进行赛车比赛 ,在水泥底。”亨宁说道。

The LA River was the scene of a famous drag race in 1978 film Grease.
洛杉矶河曾是1978年著名电影《油脂》中拍摄著名赛车比赛的场景。

Today, parts of the river have been restored as a recreation area.
而现在这条河经的一部分已经恢复称一个休闲区。

There are plants growing along the water and some of the birds, fish and other wildlife have returned.
沿水生长的植物,一些鸟类、鱼类和其他野生动物已经回归。

The river is no longer seen as the city's ugly back yard, says Lewis MacAdams, a poet who founded the group Friends of the LA River in 1986.
洛杉矶河已经不再被视为城市的丑陋后院,在1986年成立了洛杉矶河朋友组织的诗人刘易斯·亚当斯说道。

“Now it is increasingly the front yard of the city.
“现在已经越来越多成为这座城市的前庭。

People do not ignore it.
人们没有忽视它。

More and more people come down.
越来越多的人下来。

This is the 24th annual LA River cleanup.
这是清理河流的第24个年头。

We figure at this point we have cleaned up and taken out about a million pounds of trash out of the LA River," said MacAdams.
我们认为在这一点上我们已经清理干净, 从洛杉矶河拉走约一百万磅的垃圾。”亚当斯说道。

It is surprising to see the many discarded items that find their way to the river, says John Dubler, a volunteer from the nearby Disney Company.
令人惊讶的看到许多被丢弃的物品,发现它们通往河边,附近的迪斯尼公司的志愿者约翰·杜博乐说道。

“We find snack bags and clothing. It is amazing what you see. Little CDs," said Dubler.
“我们发现零食袋子和衣服。你所看到的令人惊异。小光盘。”杜博乐说道。

There are grocery carts, construction materials and carpets.
有购物车、建筑材料及毯子。

Volunteer Jack Lebic says one item is most common.
志愿者杰克·勒比克表示有一样东西是最常见的。

“Tons and tons of plastic bags.
“成吨的塑料袋。

I think that is the number one.
我认为它当属第一。

And they are buried underneath here," said Lebic.
而且都埋在这里,” 勒比克说道。

It is a yearly effort that is paying off, with a river that is once again starting to look like a river.
随着这条河再次看起来像一条河,这一年一度的努力终于得到了回报。

词语解释

1.concrete a.具体的;实质性的

a very hard building material made by mixing together cement, sand, small stones, and water

I can't tell you anything concrete.
这具体的我也说不上来。

2.recreation n.消遣;娱乐

a way of enjoying yourself when you are not working

In other words, we had better take sufficient recreation to relax after work.
换句话说,我们最好工作后,消遣消遣来轻松一下。

3.ignore v.忽视;不理;不顾

to intentionally not listen or give attention to

If you ignore your diet, trouble will follow.
如果你忽视自己的饮食,必然会遇到麻烦。

4.discard v.丢弃;抛弃

to throw something away or get rid of it because you no longer want or need it

He discarded his winter clothing.
他把冬天穿的衣服都丢弃了。

5.construction n.建设;结构;建筑物

the work of building or making something, especially buildings, bridges, etc

China is striding ahead in her economic construction.
中国正在经济建设方面大步前进。

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