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Global Oddities 3

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A new Rand Institute study suggests obese1 Americans spent more for their health care than smokers2 do. Obesity3 adds almost $400 a year and smoking just 230.

兰德机构一项新的调查表明,在美国,肥胖者比吸烟者在保健方面花费更多,胖子每年几乎要花400美元而吸烟者仅花230美元。

   

And the government says health care spending per person will reach more than $9,000 a year in the next decade. That’s almost double what we spent in the year 2000.

政府预测在今后十年每人每年用于保健上的投资将超过9000美元,这几乎是2000年的两倍。

 

However, more and more medical students are skipping high paying jobs in surgery and choosing other specialties4. The journal Archives of Surgery says applications to surgery residencies have dropped 30% in nine years. Students want shorter training and less demanding hours which they can get in areas like radiology.

然而,越来越多的医学院学生放弃像外科这样高收入的工作,而选择其他专业。《外科档案》杂志显示申请去外科实习的人数在九年内下降了30%。学生们希望得到类似放射医学这样的培训时间短工作时间少的工作。

 

And it’s definitely not the salad days for the lettuce5 industry. A cold weather spell stunted6 most lettuce growth in western states. Lettuce prices were pushing $3 a head, the highest in 25 years.

这肯定不是莴苣丰收的日子。一股寒流袭击了西部诸州,影响了大部分莴苣的生长。莴苣的价格涨到了三美元一株,达到二十五年来的最高价格。

 

And a South Korean inventor is hoping his self-cooling can will pop into the market. An earth friendly coolant will make soda7 cold in 15 seconds after it’s opened. 

一位韩国发明者希望他研制的自冷罐能在市场上走俏,这是一台落地式冷冻机,在开启后15秒内便能使苏打水冷却。CE

 


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1 obese uvIya     
adj.过度肥胖的,肥大的
参考例句:
  • The old man is really obese,it can't be healthy.那位老人确实过于肥胖了,不能算是健康。
  • Being obese and lazy is dangerous to health.又胖又懒危害健康。
2 smokers d3e72c6ca3bac844ba5aa381bd66edba     
吸烟者( smoker的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • Many smokers who are chemically addicted to nicotine cannot cut down easily. 许多有尼古丁瘾的抽烟人不容易把烟戒掉。
  • Chain smokers don't care about the dangers of smoking. 烟鬼似乎不在乎吸烟带来的种种危害。
3 obesity Dv1ya     
n.肥胖,肥大
参考例句:
  • One effect of overeating may be obesity.吃得过多能导致肥胖。
  • Sugar and fat can more easily lead to obesity than some other foods.糖和脂肪比其他食物更容易导致肥胖。
4 specialties 4f19670e38d5e63c785879e223b3bde0     
n.专门,特性,特别;专业( specialty的名词复数 );特性;特制品;盖印的契约
参考例句:
  • Great Books are popular, not pedantic. They are not written by specialists about specialties for specialists. 名著绝不引经据典,艰深难懂,而是通俗易读。它们不是专家为专业人员撰写的专业书籍。 来自英汉 - 翻译样例 - 文学
  • Brain drains may represent a substantial reduction in some labor force skills and specialties. 智力外流可能表示某种劳动力技能和特长大量减少。 来自辞典例句
5 lettuce C9GzQ     
n.莴苣;生菜
参考例句:
  • Get some lettuce and tomatoes so I can make a salad.买些莴苣和西红柿,我好做色拉。
  • The lettuce is crisp and cold.莴苣松脆爽口。
6 stunted b003954ac4af7c46302b37ae1dfa0391     
adj.矮小的;发育迟缓的
参考例句:
  • the stunted lives of children deprived of education 未受教育的孩子所过的局限生活
  • But the landed oligarchy had stunted the country's democratic development for generations. 但是好几代以来土地寡头的统治阻碍了这个国家民主的发展。
7 soda cr3ye     
n.苏打水;汽水
参考例句:
  • She doesn't enjoy drinking chocolate soda.她不喜欢喝巧克力汽水。
  • I will freshen your drink with more soda and ice cubes.我给你的饮料重加一些苏打水和冰块。
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