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柏林经济因世界杯而复苏

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Some made this basking1 in deck chairs in the sand, a typical day at the beach. But, this is no ordinary beach. This particular one is in the middle of Berlin. Over the high temperatures this past month and the high drama of the World Cup, this business is booming.

With the addition of large television screen, this bar has become a focal point for fans looking to take in the World Cup in comfort.

Usually, the business is good, but during the World Cup, it was absolutely brilliant beyond imagination.

What about the atmosphere? I mean it must have been a leisure.

Very cool, very relaxed. People, the visitors, the football games are a kind of event and they, er, uh, clap their hands and they laugh and they giggle2. For them, it's a show.

Small businesses have seen a World Cup bounce surround the German capital. You find merchandise and souvenirs flying off the shelves. Even so, early optimism that occupancy rates in the city's hotels would get a boost turned to disappointment from much of the industry, with many fans avoiding the cost of the comfort, opting3 instead for tents. Some happy just find a quiet park bench.

The tournament though has proved a tactical success at the top end, with many of the deluxe4 establishments already sold out and a flood of fans still expected for the final. The Adlon Hotel near the Brandenburg Gate has become a base for FIFA, and the tournament organizers are now taking up 80% of the hotel.

When I look at the PR value of this, eh, soccer game, I think for us, for the Adlon Hotel, I'm sure it will bring us additional businesses in the future.

The hotel caters5 to the more well-heeled football fans as to the various boutiques and grooming6 parlors7 throughout Berlin. I decided8 that I needed a little pampering9, but while I took some time off, I thought my producer could do with a little first time experience of another World Cup trend: the customized football haircut.

I don't know. I haven't seen it yet. But I'm rather worried about what my fiancee would say to this, you know.

Thomas may have scored an own goal on the home front, but at nearly 100$ a snip10, this is one World Cup spin-off that is proving a winning business with the barbers of Berlin.

Becky Anderson, CNN ,Berlin.

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deck chair:a light chair made of canvas on a wooden frame that you can fold up 轻便的可折叠躺椅
souvenir:something that you buy on vacation or at a special event to remind you later of being there 纪念品
deluxe:used about things that are better in quality and more expensive than other things of the same type 豪华的
FIFA:the international organization that makes rules and decisions relating to the sport of soccer.FIFA is an abbreviation of the organization's French name 国际足球联盟
well-heeled:informal rich 富有的,穿着考究的
parlor:old-fashioned a room in a house where you entertain guests 会客室
own goal:a goal you accidentally score against your own team 乌龙球 something you do that accidentally harms you,often when you intended to harm someone else 影响自身利益的错误行为
spin-off:something new based on something else that already exists 新创造的事物


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1 basking 7596d7e95e17619cf6e8285dc844d8be     
v.晒太阳,取暖( bask的现在分词 );对…感到乐趣;因他人的功绩而出名;仰仗…的余泽
参考例句:
  • We sat basking in the warm sunshine. 我们坐着享受温暖的阳光。
  • A colony of seals lay basking in the sun. 一群海豹躺着晒太阳。 来自《简明英汉词典》
2 giggle 4eNzz     
n.痴笑,咯咯地笑;v.咯咯地笑着说
参考例句:
  • Both girls began to giggle.两个女孩都咯咯地笑了起来。
  • All that giggle and whisper is too much for me.我受不了那些咯咯的笑声和交头接耳的样子。
3 opting e6a09ce5b5c8079c1654586c4e1dc5b3     
v.选择,挑选( opt的现在分词 )
参考例句:
  • What courses are most students opting for? 多数学生选什么课程? 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Wells doesn't rule out opting out and then re-signing with Houston. 威尔斯没有排除跳出合同再与火箭重签的可能。 来自互联网
4 deluxe Auzzuf     
adj.华美的,豪华的,高级的
参考例句:
  • This system puts the top hotels in a special deluxe category.这种分类法把最高级的旅馆列为特殊豪华级。
  • I liked the deluxe edition,but I could afford only a second best.我喜欢精装版,但我只买得起一本稍差一点的。
5 caters 65442608bd5622774e5b19fcdde933ff     
提供饮食及服务( cater的第三人称单数 ); 满足需要,适合
参考例句:
  • That shop caters exclusively to the weaker sex. 那家商店专供妇女需要的商品。
  • The boutique caters for a rather select clientele. 这家精品店为特定的顾客群服务。
6 grooming grooming     
n. 修饰, 美容,(动物)梳理毛发
参考例句:
  • You should always pay attention to personal grooming. 你应随时注意个人仪容。
  • We watched two apes grooming each other. 我们看两只猩猩在互相理毛。
7 parlors d00eff1cfa3fc47d2b58dbfdec2ddc5e     
客厅( parlor的名词复数 ); 起居室; (旅馆中的)休息室; (通常用来构成合成词)店
参考例句:
  • It had been a firm specializing in funeral parlors and parking lots. 它曾经是一个专门经营殡仪馆和停车场的公司。
  • I walked, my eyes focused into the endless succession of barbershops, beauty parlors, confectioneries. 我走着,眼睛注视着那看不到头的、鳞次栉比的理发店、美容院、糖果店。
8 decided lvqzZd     
adj.决定了的,坚决的;明显的,明确的
参考例句:
  • This gave them a decided advantage over their opponents.这使他们比对手具有明显的优势。
  • There is a decided difference between British and Chinese way of greeting.英国人和中国人打招呼的方式有很明显的区别。
9 pampering 02c53488e446442c68ed39d5e01ab5f1     
v.纵容,宠,娇养( pamper的现在分词 )
参考例句:
  • But you need to make an appointment because these people are usually very busy pampering pets. 但是你需要先预约,因为这些人通常都在忙于照顾宠物们。 来自超越目标英语 第2册
  • He had been pampering, and coaxing, and indulging that individual all his life. 他一生都在姑息、迁就、纵容那家伙。 来自辞典例句
10 snip XhcyD     
n.便宜货,廉价货,剪,剪断
参考例句:
  • He has now begun to snip away at the piece of paper.现在他已经开始剪这张纸。
  • The beautifully made briefcase is a snip at £74.25.这个做工精美的公文包售价才74.25英镑,可谓物美价廉。
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