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疯狂英语听力 The 80s

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Born in the 80s
[00:01.88]They were born at a time when the very culture was shifting to accommodate them-changing tables in restrooms,
[00:08.05]BABY ON BOARD signs in minivans.Yet,as a group ,they led lives that are more "adult-free" than those of previous generations.
[00:16.12]When they are not with their friends,many live in a private,adult-free world of the web and video games.
[00:22.88]Aminah Mckinnie,16,hopes to work in the computer industry.
[00:27.25]She doesn't "hand out",she says."I shop on the Internet and am looking for a job on the internet.
[00:33.62]I do homework,research,e-mail and talk to my friends on the Intermet."
[00:38.56]She is not unusual,Data released last year found that teens spend nine percent of their waking hours outside school with friends.
[00:46.99]They spend twenty percent of their waking  hours alone."Teens are isolated1 to an extent that has never been possible before,"
[00:54.65]says Stanford's Damon."There is an ethic3 among adults that says.'Kids want to be autonomous;don't get in their face'."
[01:03.22]Meanwhile,this generation is strongly peer-driven."This is much more a team-playing generation,"says William Strauss,
[01:10.82]coauthor of the 1997 book "The Fourth Turning."Boomers may be bowling4 alone,but Millennials are playing soccer in teams."
[01:18.99]That makes belonging so crucial that it can be a matter of life and death.
[01:23.15]In Littleton,a year ago,the two teenage,shooters stood apart,alienated from the jock culture that infused Columbine High School.
[01:30.54]Yet in a landmark5 study of 7,000 teens,researchers found that teensocial groups are as fluid and hard to pin down as a bead6 of mercury.
[01:39.42]Students often move from one group to another,and friendships change over a period of a few weeks or months."
[01:46.37]As a group ,the generation is also infused with an optimism not seen among kids in decades.
[01:52.67]"I think a lot of adolescents now are being taught that they can make a difference,"
[01:57.21]says Sophie Mazuroski,15."Children of our generation want to ,I am very optimistic."
[02:05.13]Coming of age in a time of interracial marriagers,many eschew7 the old notions of race;
[02:10.93]Maturing at Internet speed,they are more connected than any generation.Both may bode8 well for tolerance9.
[02:17.51]What do they want out of life? They are found the most occupationally and educationally ambitious generation ever.
[02:25.42]Most plan to attend college ,and many aspire10 to work as professionals.
[02:30.10]A majority identify "happiness" as a goal,along with love and a long and enjoyable life.
[02:36.42]But many doubt than marriage and career will deliver that,so they channel their energies more broadly.
[02:42.48]About half of teens perform community service once a month by ,for instance,delivering meals to the homeless or reading to the elderly.
[02:51.65]Some sociologists believe that each generation assumes the societal role of the generation that is dying,as if something in the Zeitgeist whispers to the young what is being lost,
[03:02.10]what role they can fill.Teens today,with their tattoos11 and baggy12 shorts,could not seem more  different from their grandparents.
[03:09.36]But every generation has a chance at greatness.Let this one take its shot!
[03:14.09]Meet the most powerful economic force in the retail13 marketplace.
[03:18.40]("These are sorta nerdy.")The giggly14 girls at the sale rack..
[03:24.77]I can't help it .I always go shopping .Armed with debit15 cards and shopping bags are keeping corporate16 America up all night. Why?
[03:34.70]Generation Y.Kids today from preschool to high school make up the largest generation of young people in America ever.
[03:42.30]And thanks to the Internet, they're also the most informed.
[03:45.80]Today's daycare crowd is expected to far out learn and out earn their baby boom parents and already the business world is taking notice.
[03:54.84]I think that retailers17 and basically everybody are finally realizing that the teenage market is very lucrative18 one .In fact ,this current group of teenagers coming up is going to be the largest group of teenagers we've ever had in the history of this country .
[04:06.91]30 million teens to be exact out of a generation 79 million strong ,
[04:12.37]but those numbers aren't the most impressive.Last year alone those teenagers spent$ 153 billion on clothing ,
[04:21.09]food ,entertainment ,and technology.That's more than the entire national budget of Australia.
[04:27.00]The younger generation also influences $250 billion worth of purchases made by their parents.
[04:33.35]They have a lot of say in terms of what we buy.
[04:36.06]Because if they don't like it ,you hear it .And Generation Y is listening to and spending money on things we didn't have growing up :
[04:45.36]CDs, MP3 players ,computers and electronics.
[04:49.65]We try to specialize in the latest technology piece and really focus hard on that.
[04:54.71]They usually know what it is before it comes out,
[04:57.56]and they're waiting for it .They seem to have more money to throw around than I had when I was younger.
[05:01.84]Go to the shopping mall and you'll see the competition for teen dollars is furious.
[05:06.63]Store using music ,videos and the latest fashion to lure19 in a crowd some store owners once wanted to ban.
[05:13.36]The mall rats of yesterday are today's hottest market .
[05:17.39]Retailers are aggressively targeting Generation Y's piggy banks and they're starting early.Ford2 now markets cars to kids who are still in car seats.The automarker's sponsoring safety ads on the website for Blue's Clues, a cartoon popular with three-years -olds.
[05:33.53]It's  a huge market which affords the opportunity for Ford to have a life long relationship with these buyers.
[05:40.48]Young buyers whose spending habits show they are very concerned about how they look.
[05:45.29]I like to spend money on clothes and shoes.
[05:50.04]I just like wearing name brand clothes cause I see a lot of other people wear name brand clothes.
[05:54.80]The driving force behind our business is basically the young people .If they want to look stylish20 from age 5 now .
[06:00.46]It's really , really exciting.
[06:02.08]To merchants maybe ,but parents worry that their children are constantly being groomed21 to consume.
[06:07.86]I think it's a little overwhelming because myself as a parent,
[06:11.64]I get pressured into spending a lot more money to keep up with the fashions.
[06:17.68]As far as my child is concerned because if she's not up with  the fashions , then the kids become start to tease her.
[06:24.63]They're more sophisticated .They're more independent .
[06:28.68]They 're more savvy22.
[06:30.45]In her book ,market researcher ,Sellia Goober says those traits are what make children fiercely brand loyal ane retailers so interested.
[06:39.05]I think they're beginning to realize,"Get them while they're young."
[06:43.07]Journalist:Do you feel  like there's a lot of competition for your money?
[06:45.42]Yeah,cause there're so many stores and so many ads and there's billboards23 all over the place.With  that attention comes the new found respect that only money can buy .
[06:54.98]Girl:They pay attention to you now ,because they know that you have money in your pocket just like everybody else does.New earning power and potential that retailers are hoping to latch24 on to .


1 isolated bqmzTd     
  • His bad behaviour was just an isolated incident. 他的不良行为只是个别事件。
  • Patients with the disease should be isolated. 这种病的患者应予以隔离。
2 Ford KiIxx     
  • They were guarding the bridge,so we forded the river.他们驻守在那座桥上,所以我们只能涉水过河。
  • If you decide to ford a stream,be extremely careful.如果已决定要涉过小溪,必须极度小心。
3 ethic ziGz4     
  • They instilled the work ethic into their children.他们在孩子们的心中注入了职业道德的理念。
  • The connotation of education ethic is rooted in human nature's mobility.教育伦理的内涵根源于人本性的变动性。
4 bowling cxjzeN     
  • Bowling is a popular sport with young and old.保龄球是老少都爱的运动。
  • Which sport do you 1ike most,golf or bowling?你最喜欢什么运动,高尔夫还是保龄球?
5 landmark j2DxG     
  • The Russian Revolution represents a landmark in world history.俄国革命是世界历史上的一个里程碑。
  • The tower was once a landmark for ships.这座塔曾是船只的陆标。
6 bead hdbyl     
  • She accidentally swallowed a glass bead.她不小心吞下了一颗玻璃珠。
  • She has a beautiful glass bead and a bracelet in the box.盒子里有一颗美丽的玻璃珠和手镯。
7 eschew fzzyw     
  • Eschew fattening foods if you want to lose weight.你如想减肥,就不要吃致肥的食物。
  • Good kid should eschew bad company.好孩子应避免交坏朋友。
8 bode tWOz8     
  • These figures do not bode well for the company's future.这些数字显示出公司的前景不妙。
  • His careful habits bode well for his future.他那认真的习惯预示著他会有好的前途。
9 tolerance Lnswz     
  • Tolerance is one of his strengths.宽容是他的一个优点。
  • Human beings have limited tolerance of noise.人类对噪音的忍耐力有限。
10 aspire ANbz2     
  • Living together with you is what I aspire toward in my life.和你一起生活是我一生最大的愿望。
  • I aspire to be an innovator not a follower.我迫切希望能变成个开创者而不是跟随者。
11 tattoos 659c44f7a230de11d35d5532707cf1f5     
n.文身( tattoo的名词复数 );归营鼓;军队夜间表演操;连续有节奏的敲击声v.刺青,文身( tattoo的第三人称单数 );连续有节奏地敲击;作连续有节奏的敲击
  • His arms were covered in tattoos. 他的胳膊上刺满了花纹。
  • His arms were covered in tattoos. 他的双臂刺满了纹身。 来自《简明英汉词典》
12 baggy CuVz5     
  • My T-shirt went all baggy in the wash.我的T恤越洗越大了。
  • Baggy pants are meant to be stylish,not offensive.松松垮垮的裤子意味着时髦,而不是无礼。
13 retail VWoxC     
  • In this shop they retail tobacco and sweets.这家铺子零售香烟和糖果。
  • These shoes retail at 10 yuan a pair.这些鞋子零卖10元一双。
14 giggly 4fce6f3e650562c1b078aaa9f34ba92c     
  • She wasn't so giggly anymore and she had never looked better. 她不再傻笑,而且看上去比以前更加完美。 来自互联网
  • Another one is Giggly. example, I sometimes get giggly when I watch a funny movie. 下一个是“傻笑”,例如,当我看笑片的时候,我有时会傻笑。 来自互联网
15 debit AOdzV     
  • To whom shall I debit this sum?此款应记入谁的账户的借方?
  • We undercharge Mr.Smith and have to send him a debit note for the extra amount.我们少收了史密斯先生的钱,只得给他寄去一张借条所要欠款。
16 corporate 7olzl     
  • This is our corporate responsibility.这是我们共同的责任。
  • His corporate's life will be as short as a rabbit's tail.他的公司的寿命是兔子尾巴长不了。
17 retailers 08ff8df43efeef1abfd3410ef6661c95     
零售商,零售店( retailer的名词复数 )
  • High street retailers reported a marked increase in sales before Christmas. 商业街的零售商报告说圣诞节前销售量显著提高。
  • Retailers have a statutory duty to provide goods suitable for their purpose. 零售商有为他们提供符合要求的货品的法定义务。
18 lucrative dADxp     
  • He decided to turn his hobby into a lucrative sideline.他决定把自己的爱好变成赚钱的副业。
  • It was not a lucrative profession.那是一个没有多少油水的职业。
19 lure l8Gz2     
  • Life in big cities is a lure for many country boys.大城市的生活吸引着许多乡下小伙子。
  • He couldn't resist the lure of money.他不能抵制金钱的诱惑。
20 stylish 7tNwG     
  • He's a stylish dresser.他是个穿着很有格调的人。
  • What stylish women are wearing in Paris will be worn by women all over the world.巴黎女性时装往往会引导世界时装潮流。
21 groomed 90b6d4f06c2c2c35b205c60916ba1a14     
v.照料或梳洗(马等)( groom的过去式和过去分词 );使做好准备;训练;(给动物)擦洗
  • She is always perfectly groomed. 她总是打扮得干净利落。
  • Duff is being groomed for the job of manager. 达夫正接受训练,准备当经理。 来自《简明英汉词典》
22 savvy 3CkzV     
  • She was a pretty savvy woman.她是个见过世面的漂亮女人。
  • Where's your savvy?你的常识到哪里去了?
23 billboards 984a8d026956f1fd68b7105fc9074edf     
n.广告牌( billboard的名词复数 )
  • Large billboards have disfigured the scenery. 大型告示板已破坏了景色。 来自辞典例句
  • Then, put the logo in magazines and on billboards without telling anyone what it means. 接着我们把这个商标刊在杂志和广告看板上,却不跟任何人透漏它的涵意。 来自常春藤生活英语杂志-2006年4月号
24 latch g2wxS     
  • She laid her hand on the latch of the door.她把手放在门闩上。
  • The repairman installed an iron latch on the door.修理工在门上安了铁门闩。
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