英语 英语 日语 日语 韩语 韩语 法语 法语 德语 德语 西班牙语 西班牙语 意大利语 意大利语 阿拉伯语 阿拉伯语 葡萄牙语 葡萄牙语 越南语 越南语 俄语 俄语 芬兰语 芬兰语 泰语 泰语 泰语 丹麦语 泰语 对外汉语

Tony Talk

时间:2005-06-09 16:00来源:互联网 提供网友:幽幽草   字体: [ ]
特别声明:本栏目内容均从网络收集或者网友提供,供仅参考试用,我们无法保证内容完整和正确。如果资料损害了您的权益,请与站长联系,我们将及时删除并致以歉意。
    (单词翻译:双击或拖选)

 

 

Tony Provolone: Hello and welcome to Tony Talk, I’m Tony Provolone and with me today is Robert Foster1, an American living in China. Robert, hello.

Robert Foster: Hello.

Tony: Robert, we know you’r e had a lot of business experience in the United States. We understand you worked for General Motors Corporation2.

Robert: Yes, that’s correct.

Tony: What would you say are some of the most memorable3 or exciting projects?

Robert: Probably one of the most memorable and exciting was the work that we did for NASA, the first lunar mobility4 vehicle.

Tony: You guys went to the moon then.

Robert: We did, yes, so to speak. We had our name on it anyway. We had been given the responsibility of designing, creating and designing a vehicle, which would have mobility on the moon. We hired a very brilliant astrophysicist from Cornell University _ Dr. Thomas Gold. Gold had the theory that the moon was covered with dust, very deep dust and that a normal vehicle would not be mobile5. It would slip and slide around so we designed a vehicle with paddles on the wheels, blades6 on the wheels, but it was successful, and that was one of the most interesting things we did because it got us heavily involved in the whole lunar program with NASA.

Tony: You’ve also worked in China, right?

Robert: Yes, I’ve worked in China mainly in logistics area transportation and logistics.

Tony: What are some of the more interesting projects you’ve worked on in China?

Robert: Well, I think probably certainly one of them is a project that we’ve been working on with the Chinese central government to try to develop a super carrier7 to compete with the Western, particularly the American carriers8 like FedEx, UPS with Maersk Shipping9 Company. We’re trying to put together a consortium of other Chinese companies, ocean carriers, EMS and the post office and the railways a number of Chinese Sino-Trans and a number of Chinese carriers that would consolidate10 and be more effective in competing after WTO.

Tony: You did some railway work in China?

Robert: Planning work, railway planning work to improve the railways. Recommending that the rail budget be significantly11 increased in place of highways that more rail be built and not so many highways.

Tony: You’ve been here for how long?

Robert: Well this trip I’ve been here for one year.

Tony: What do you like best about China? Besides the food.

Robert: I think the total culture. I really love the culture. I think it’s great. The strong family, the strength of the family, the family structure. The Spring Festival, the Chinese New Year for example, the return to the home bringing the relatives together, having family dinners, cooking, shopping together. The very strong drive for education. The tremendous12 sacrifice that most Chinese parents make for their children to have them educated is really remarkable13.

Tony: Yes, Robert we also know that you’ve done some travelling around the Pacific.

Robert: Right.

Tony: You took a sailing... You sailed around the Pacific?

Robert: Yes a group of us had a sailing adventure from the West Coast of the US to Hawaii and then to Indonesia and all over the Pacific.

Tony: So you sailed from California?

Robert: From Los Angeles.

Tony: From Los Angeles across the ocean.

Robert: Right.

Tony: That must have been really, really wild.

Robert: Some parts of it were more wild than we wanted.

Tony: Really? What was the most...Were there any dangerous situations where you...

Robert: Uh, we ran into some storms. It was fairly hairy for a while.

Tony: How many people were on the boat?

Robert: Seven.

Tony: Seven. Did you run out of supplies or anything like that?

Robert: Uh, we didn’t actually run out of food, we ran out of water for a while, and we underestimated14 the water because of the storm had delayed us.

Tony: What did you do about the water did you try to...

Robert: Well we got to the next island and got some water there.

Tony: Oh.

Robert: So we were OK.

Tony: Unforgettable experience!

Robert: Yes.

Tony: What did you do when you got to, you said you went to Malaysia?

Robert: Uh, Indonesia.

Tony: Indonesia.

Robert: We got to Jakarta and all around Indonesia, which has a great number of islands. And we went to an island, which is the home of the only real dragon, the Komoto. And we went to Japan and Hainan and a variety of other all around the Pacific.

Tony: Wow, it was a real whirlwind tour of the South Pacific.

Robert: Yes, very exciting, right very exciting.

Tony: That’s great! Thank you very much for your time. Thanks again for listening to Tony Talk, and we’ll see you next time! Bye, bye!

Robert: Bye, bye! CE

 

 

 


点击收听单词发音收听单词发音  

1 foster dfwzy     
vt.收养,培养,促进;adj.收养的,收养孩子的
参考例句:
  • Nowadays young couple sometimes foster.现今年轻夫妇有时领养别人的孩子。
  • The captain did his best to foster a sense of unity among the new recruits.队长尽力培养新成员之间的团结精神。
2 corporation Vozzl     
n.公司,企业&n.社团,团体
参考例句:
  • The company has gone into partnership with Swiss Bank Corporation. 这家公司已经和瑞士银行公司建立合作关系。
  • The inflation did the corporation up. 通货膨胀使这个公司破产了。
3 memorable K2XyQ     
adj.值得回忆的,难忘的,特别的,显著的
参考例句:
  • This was indeed the most memorable day of my life.这的确是我一生中最值得怀念的日子。
  • The veteran soldier has fought many memorable battles.这个老兵参加过许多难忘的战斗。
4 mobility H6rzu     
n.可动性,变动性,情感不定
参考例句:
  • The difference in regional house prices acts as an obstacle to mobility of labour.不同地区房价的差异阻碍了劳动力的流动。
  • Mobility is very important in guerrilla warfare.机动性在游击战中至关重要。
5 mobile l6dzu     
adj.可移动的,易变的,机动的;n.运动物体
参考例句:
  • The old lady sits on a mobile chair every morning.那位老妇人每天上午坐在一把可携带使用的椅子上。
  • She's much more mobile now that she's bought a car.自从她买了汽车后,活动量就大多了。
6 blades 03a4ed180b7ec649d415477e92c8122b     
n.刀口( blade的名词复数 );(机器上旋转的)叶片;桨叶;(船桨的)桨叶
参考例句:
  • the blades of a propeller 螺旋桨叶
  • Stay well away from the helicopter when its blades start to rotate. 直升机的螺旋桨开始转动时,尽量离远点儿。
7 carrier RTcyJ     
n.运货人;带菌者;运输军队的交通工具
参考例句:
  • The airplane lifted from the aircraft carrier.飞机从航空母舰上起飞。
  • I applied for the job as a mail carrier.我申请邮差的工作。
8 carriers b6b0216b599f49e6af80a5b55a909734     
(自身不受感染而传播疾病的)带菌者( carrier的名词复数 ); (尤指经营空运的)运输公司; 搬运人; 军输车
参考例句:
  • Mosquitoes are carriers of disease. 蚊子是疾病的传播媒介。
  • The chair carriers arrived at the crack of dawn. 轿是一早就到了。
9 shipping WESyg     
n.船运(发货,运输,乘船)
参考例句:
  • We struck a bargain with an American shipping firm.我们和一家美国船运公司谈成了一笔生意。
  • There's a shipping charge of £5 added to the price.价格之外另加五英镑运输费。
10 consolidate XYkyV     
v.使加固,使加强;(把...)联为一体,合并
参考例句:
  • The two banks will consolidate in July next year. 这两家银行明年7月将合并。
  • The government hoped to consolidate ten states to form three new ones.政府希望把十个州合并成三个新的州。
11 significantly MiRz5X     
adv.意味深长地;值得注目地
参考例句:
  • Prices did not alter significantly during 2004. 2004年期间,价格没有大的变化。
  • American English is significantly different from British English. 美国英语与英国英语有很大差异。
12 tremendous EmFwh     
adj.巨大的,极大的;很好的,非常好的
参考例句:
  • This book was the outcome of a tremendous amount of scientific work.这本书是大量科学研究工作的成果。
  • There is a tremendous difference between them.他们之间有着极大的差别。
13 remarkable 8Vbx6     
adj.显著的,异常的,非凡的,值得注意的
参考例句:
  • She has made remarkable headway in her writing skills.她在写作技巧方面有了长足进步。
  • These cars are remarkable for the quietness of their engines.这些汽车因发动机没有噪音而不同凡响。
14 underestimated 79b309b873c2deff3dc967c3906a1be5     
对…估计不足,低估( underestimate的过去式和过去分词 ); 对…认识不足(或重视不够),低估,轻视
参考例句:
  • They underestimated his abilities. 他们过低估计了他的才能。
  • He says that we've underestimated natural variability. 他说我们低估了自然的变异性。
本文本内容来源于互联网抓取和网友提交,仅供参考,部分栏目没有内容,如果您有更合适的内容,欢迎点击提交分享给大家。
------分隔线----------------------------
TAG标签:   疯狂英语  tony  talk
顶一下
(0)
0%
踩一下
(0)
0%
最新评论 查看所有评论
发表评论 查看所有评论
请自觉遵守互联网相关的政策法规,严禁发布色情、暴力、反动的言论。
评价:
表情:
验证码:
听力搜索
推荐频道
论坛新贴