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BBC六分钟英语听力精选:为你的国家而骄傲

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大家好,欢迎收听BBC六分钟英语听力精选,我们将会给你带来各种各样的消息新闻,今天要说的是你对自己的国家有民族自豪感吗?
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为你的国家而感觉骄傲

有没有什么事情或者人让你为自己来自哪里而感觉骄傲呢?

我们称之为自豪感。在观看代表你的国家出赛的男女运动员时,也会让自己产生一股很强烈的民族自豪感。

Rob和Finn在6分钟英语中将会一起讨论民族自豪感。

今期的问题:

2000年,第一个居住在国际空间站的宇航员是哪一个国籍的?

a.俄罗斯人

b.乌克兰人

c.美国人

让我们一起听节目,找答案吧。

听力内容:

Rob: Hello and welcome to 6 Minute English from bbclearningenglish. Now, is there anything that makes you feel good about your country? This is what I'm talking about with Finn today. Hello Finn.

Finn: Hi Rob. Yes, this is something we call national pride. Pride is a feeling of pleasure and satisfaction that you get because you or people or places connected with you have done something good.

Rob: So it is a good feeling. We can also say 'to take pride in something' so we feel good about doing something.

Finn: Some people in Britain – or the United Kingdom - recently felt proud when it was announced the first ever British astronaut is to go to the International Space Station. An astronaut is a person who has trained to go into space.

Rob: We will talk more about this and what makes us proud soon. First I need to set you a question, Finn.

Finn: And hopefully I will take pride in getting it right, Rob?

Rob: Maybe. Do you know the nationality of the first astronauts to live in the International Space Station back in the year 2000?

a) Russian

b) Ukrainian

c) American

Finn: I'm going to say a) Russian.

Rob: I will let you know the answer later on. So, let's talk more about national pride. Commander Tim Peake is to be the first British man to go to the International Space Station.

Finn: Many people in the UK feel pride that he is going to fly the flag for Britain. In other words, he is going to represent Britain in space.

Rob: Yes, it's a good feeling to know that a person from your country is involved in space exploration.

Finn: Well let's hear from Tim Peake. What words does he use to describe his feelings?

Commander Tim Peake:

I don't think I need to tell you I am absolutely delighted with this decision. It was an honour to be selected in 2009 as an astronaut into the European astronaut candidate as British citizen. But it really is a true privilege to be assigned to a long duration mission.

Rob: He feels good! He says he is delighted – so very happy – and he described being chosen for the mission as an honour, so something he is proud to do.

Finn: And finally, he said it was a true privilege. That means he is very lucky to have the opportunity to do it. I suppose, I would feel the same if I was the first astronaut to represent my home country, Scotland.

Rob: Scotland, Finn? Not the United Kingdom!

Finn: Good point, I am both. As you know, the United Kingdom is made up of smaller countries, one of which is Scotland where I am from. Rob, I know you're from England which is also part of the United Kingdom, or the UK. Do you take pride in being English or British?

Rob: Both. I am proud of our English history and countryside and I take pride in seeing England winning at football, sometimes! But I am also proud that England is part of the United Kingdom and how we have such a diverse population – so many different types of people.

Finn: That's true and in the 2012 Olympics we were proud to see British athletes win lots of medals.

Rob: Well, the British are not as proud as some countries are. A BBC survey discovered people from developing and middle-income countries said the way their team performed at the Olympics was very important to their national pride. We asked people on Facebook what made them proud about their country and this is what some of them said:

Finn: Gilberto said: "In Brazil we are proud of Ayrton Senna who won Formula 1, and I am proud because Brazil is a wonderful Country to live in: we have nice places like beaches, waterfall, cities like São Paulo and good people."

Rob: Sambath said: "Angkor Wat is the 7th wonder of the world that makes me proud to be Cambodian."

Finn: Nachiya from India said she is proud of the country's rich culture and that it has one of the great wonders, the Taj Mahal, a wonderful place.

Rob: So people and places can make give you pride. One thing I am proud of is the BBC – the British Broadcasting Corporation. It is something that is respected around the world, something in the United Kingdom we can be proud of.

Finn: Yes, I think it's when you're abroad, in another country, that you realise what makes you proud of your home country.

Rob: Yes, when I am abroad and I see something made in Britain or if I hear music by a British band, it makes me patriotic. That means showing love for your country and being proud of it. Earlier I asked you if you knew the nationality of the first astronauts to live in the International Space Station back in the year 2000?

Finn: I said a) Russian.

Rob: You were sort of right. It was a bit of a trick question. The nationalities of the first people to go to the International Space Station were Russian and American. Well back here on planet earth we just have time for a reminder of some of the words we have heard today.

Finn: Yes. We heard:

national pride

to fly the flag

to represent

delighted

an honour

privilege

respected

patriotic

Rob: Thanks Finn. That's all we have time for today. Please join us again soon for another 6 Minute English.

Both: Bye.

词汇学习:

1. national pride 民族自豪感

2. to fly the flag 摇旗呐喊

3. to represent 代表

4. delighted 高兴的;欣喜的

5. an honour 一种荣誉感

6. privilege 特权

7. respected 尊重

8. patriotic 爱国的,有爱国心的;爱国主义的

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