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[听力 ] 伦敦奥运会倒计时一周年

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匿名  发表于 2011-8-29 02:28:47 |阅读模式

Finlay MacKay is a photographer from Glasgow. He`s been involved in a photo exhibition project with the National Portrait Gallery over the past eight months, taking pictures of the athletes of Team GB.

MacKay says he is most impressed by 2008 Paralympics gold medalist David Weir and his trainer Jenny Archer.

"They were the first people we shot when it was too dark. And it was originally just a big shot of her head on the side. And they David was going by downhill. And it was really dark. Just didn`t really work. And when we came back, I just noticed quite a change in her appearance. Her mum just died about six weeks before. So you can just really see it. When she was just telling me right at the moment when we took those pictures her mum just died, she was kind of crying. It was quite emotional."

After watching the British athletes for the last 8-months, MacKay says he feels some of the athletes are well prepared.

"I think David Weir is ready because he`s a winner. Pretty sure Aaron (Cook) is going to do really well `cauz he was world champion and I think he still is. Louis (Smith) needs to keep training. If you`re going to get perfect form in gymnastics, that toe should point there."

Sebastian Coe, Chairman of the London Organizing Committee, says their final year before the games is all about preparation.

"The next 12 months is all about testing, testing, testing, making sure everything is tested for the athletes, for all our client groups."

A series of test events have been held over the past few months, including the modern pentathlon, volleyball, the marathon and race walking.

Another 35 test events are still scheduled to take place until this coming spring.

And while the preparation for the events seems to be coming along, one of the nagging concerns is security.

London`s two top police officers have resigned recently amid the phone hacking scandal connected to media-barron Rupert Murdoch`s organization.

And Murdoch himself was attacked by a prankster during his testimony to a parliamentary committee, raising questions about security in London.

Despite this, Coe says he still has confidence in their security preparations.

"One year to go, the strategy and the resources are in place. So what`s important to us is the operational delivery from the security point of view. The team running that is still in place. The head guy is still in place. So everybody is focused on ensuring that police resources we need for 2012 are available."

The one-year countdown celebration is going to be held in Trafalgar Square in downtown London.

For CRI, I`m Tu Yun in London.

词汇讲解:

1. athlete n. 运动员, 体育家

例句:He is over the hill as a professional athlete.

作为一名职业运动员, 他的巅峰时期已过。

2. impress vt. 给…以深刻印象, 使铭记

例句:I was very impressed by her performance.

她的表演给我留下了深刻的印象。

3. medalist n. 得到奖牌的人

例句:The gold medalist has been widely exposed to the public on television.

这位金牌获得者在电视上广泛地向公众露面。

4. shoot v. 拍摄

例句:The film was shooting.

这部影片正在拍摄中。

5. emotional adj. 表现强烈情感的, 令人动情的

例句:This is an emotional scene in the play.

这是剧中动人的一幕。

6. train v. 训练, 锻炼; 培养

例句:You`ll have to train hard before the next match.

在下一场比赛之前你必须好好锻炼。

7. schedule vt. 安排,预定

例句:The delegation is scheduled to arrive tomorrow.

代表团定于明日到达。

8. nagging adj. 使人不得安宁的

例句:I had a nagging worry that we weren’t going to get there.

我有个挥之不去的忧虑,就是担心我们到不了那里 。

9. resign v. 辞职, 放弃

例句:The general resigned his commission.

将军辞去了他的职务。

10. testimony n. 证词

例句:He was called in to bear testimony to what the police officer said.

他被传入为警官所说的话作证。

11. countdown n. 倒计时

例句:The countdown begins in earnest as early as October.

倒计时早在10月份就正式开始了。

短语讲解:

1. He`s been involved in a photo exhibition project with the National Portrait Gallery over the past eight months, taking pictures of the athletes of Team GB.

be involved in涉及,专心

例句:She was involved in working out a puzzle.

她在聚精会神地解一道难题。

2. And it was originally just a big shot of her head on the side.

on the side暗地里, 秘密地

例句:She`s married but she has a lover on the side.

她虽然已婚, 但暗地里还有一个情人。

3. And they David was going by downhill.

go by时光流逝; 顺便走访

例句:Time went by slowly.

时间慢慢逝去。

4. And when we came back, I just noticed quite a change in her appearance.

come back回来

例句:I`m going away and I may never come back.

我要走了, 可能永远不再回来。

5. When she was just telling me right at the moment when we took those pictures her mum just died, she was kind of crying.

at the moment此刻, 现在, 目前

例句:The police arrived right at the moment of the explosion.

警察就在爆炸的那个时候赶到了。

6. The next 12 months is all about testing, testing, testing, making sure everything is tested for the athletes, for all our client groups.

make sure确保

例句:Make sure to turn off the light before you leave.

临走前一定要熄灯。

7. A series of test events have been held over the past few months, including the modern pentathlon, volleyball, the marathon and race walking.

a series of一系列

例句:The post office will issue a series of new stamps.

邮局将要发行一套新邮票。

8. Another 35 test events are still scheduled to take place until this coming spring.

take place发生; 举行

例句:The evening party will take place on New Year`s Eve.

晚会将在除夕那天举行。

9. And while the preparation for the events seems to be coming along, one of the nagging concerns is security.

come along出现, 发生

例句:These troubles came along all at the same time that I was at a loss.

这些麻烦突然一起发生, 使我不知所措。

10. One year to go, the strategy and the resources are in place.

in place在工作;准备就绪; 在对的位置, 在适当的位置

例句:They put in place the tools of my new business.

他们把我干这一新行当所需要的用具安放得井井有条。

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