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VOA慢速英语2017 奥巴马一家送女儿上哈佛

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Malia Obama Moves in for First Year at Harvard

This is What’s Trending Today…

这里是《今日热点》节目。

While many people were busy looking at the solar eclipse on Monday, something else happened at Harvard University in the state of Massachusetts.

周一,大多数人都忙着观赏百年难遇的日食,而位于马萨诸塞州的哈佛大学却迎来了一些新的变化。

Malia Obama, the eldest1 daughter of former U.S. president Barack Obama, moved into her room at Harvard University.

哈佛大学是美国著名的学府之一。前总统奥巴马及其夫人都曾就读哈佛大学的法学院。

Harvard is one of the most famous universities in the United States. Both Barack and Michelle Obama attended law school at Harvard.

哈佛大学是美国著名的学府之一。前总统奥巴马及其夫人都曾就读哈佛大学的法学院。

Malia graduated from high school in Washington, D.C. last year. She spent what is known as a “gap year” doing an internship2 with a film producer in New York City.

去年,玛利亚顺利从华盛顿特区的高中毕业。之后,她利用“空档年”跟着一位电影制作人实习。

Many people used social media to post messages saying they saw Malia or her famous parents on campus.

很多网友通过社交媒体发文称,他们在校园内看到了玛利亚和她大名鼎鼎的父母。

One Twitter user, Kyle, wrote: “Malia Obama is moving into her dorm like 30 yards from mine as I’m typing this…”

一名推特网友凯尔表示:“我敲这段话的时候,玛利亚正在入住离我只有30码远的宿舍。”

The Boston Globe newspaper sent a reporter to the campus to ask Malia questions. The reporter saw her standing3 outside an old brick building, talking with other students. She looked like any other freshman4, the reporter wrote. The word freshman refers to a first-year college student.

《波士顿环球报》派了一位记者前去采访玛利亚。这名记者看到她站在一栋老式砖墙建筑外与同学攀谈。记者写道,她看起来与其他的新生没有区别。“freshman”是指刚入学的大一新生。

Malia told the reporter she could not speak with him, but “politely returned a handshake.”

玛利亚向记者表示,不便接受采访,不过还是“礼貌地握手示意。”

The reporter spoke5 with the parents of another student who lives in the same building, known as a dormitory, as Malia Obama. The parent said she was glad her son would be living in a building that probably would be a little safer than the others.

记者又采访了另一位学生家长,该学生与玛利亚住同一所学生公寓。家长表示,儿子住进这栋公寓他们很开心,这里可能比其他宿舍更加安全。

Another daughter of a president is starting at a new school this week, too. That is Tiffany Trump6. She is going to law school at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

另一位总统千金蒂芙尼·特朗普(Tiffany Trump)也开启了自己的大学生活。她将进入华盛顿特区的乔治敦大学法学院学习。

Malia and Tiffany are the latest in a long line of famous young people going to colleges.

在众多奔赴大学的年轻名人中,玛利亚和蒂芙尼只是最新案例。

Chelsea Clinton went to Stanford University in the 1990s when her father was president. Actress Emma Watson, from the Harry7 Potter movies, recently went to Brown University. She followed the footsteps of actresses Jodie Foster at Yale and Brooke Shields at Princeton University in the 1980s.

20世纪90年代,总统克林顿之女——切尔西·克林顿(Chelsea Clinton)前往斯坦福大学就读。近期,曾出演哈利波特系列影片的女演员艾玛·沃特森(Emma Watson)也前往美国布朗大学报道。20世纪80年代,著名女演员朱迪·福斯特(Jodie Foster)就读于耶鲁大学,而波姬·小丝(Brooke Shields)就读于普林斯顿大学。

Ellis Cashmore is a sociology professor. He told The Washington Post that college campuses are filled with smart, experienced young people. In many cases, they have done just as many interesting things as the celebrities8. He said other students would look “pathetic” if they were caught taking photos of Malia Obama.

艾利斯·卡什莫尔(Ellis Cashmore)是一位社会学教授。他向《华盛顿邮报》表示,大学校园里不乏聪慧又富有经验的年轻人。在很多情况下,他们身上发生的趣事一点不比明星少。他表示,如果其他学生被抓到和玛利亚一起合影,那他们看上去会很“可怜”。

Malia Obama has one big advantage compared to Chelsea Clinton or Tiffany Trump. Her father is no longer president.

与切尔西和蒂凡尼相比,玛利亚有一个很大的优势。她的父亲已经卸任了总统一职。

Chelsea came to California with her parents aboard Air Force One, the president’s airplane. She drove to campus along with a number of other cars, known as a motorcade, that protect the president. She was protected by the U.S. Secret Service.

当时,切尔西前往加州就读时乘坐的是总统专机——空军一号。上学时,有专门护送总统的车队为她保驾护航。当时由美国特勤处负责她的人身安全。

The Secret Service will still keep an eye on Malia, too. But probably not in the same way it will watch over Tiffany Trump.

当然,该机构也需要留意玛利亚的安全情况。不过,安保等级相较于蒂芙尼·特朗普会有所区别。

And that’s What’s Trending Today.

I’m Anna Mateo.

Words in This Story

internship – n. the time a student or recent graduate spends working at a job in order to get experience

politely – adv. showing good manners or respect

pathetic – adj. very bad, poor, weak

sociology– n. the study of society, social institutions and social relationships

advantage– n. something (such as a good position or condition) that helps to make someone or something better or more likely to succeed than others

keep an eye on– v. to keep watch over, observe


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1 eldest bqkx6     
adj.最年长的,最年老的
参考例句:
  • The King's eldest son is the heir to the throne.国王的长子是王位的继承人。
  • The castle and the land are entailed on the eldest son.城堡和土地限定由长子继承。
2 internship oqmzJB     
n.实习医师,实习医师期
参考例句:
  • an internship at a television station 在电视台的实习期
  • a summer internship with a small stipend 薪水微薄的暑期实习
3 standing 2hCzgo     
n.持续,地位;adj.永久的,不动的,直立的,不流动的
参考例句:
  • After the earthquake only a few houses were left standing.地震过后只有几幢房屋还立着。
  • They're standing out against any change in the law.他们坚决反对对法律做任何修改。
4 freshman 1siz9r     
n.大学一年级学生(可兼指男女)
参考例句:
  • Jack decided to live in during his freshman year at college.杰克决定大一时住校。
  • He is a freshman in the show business.他在演艺界是一名新手。
5 spoke XryyC     
n.(车轮的)辐条;轮辐;破坏某人的计划;阻挠某人的行动 v.讲,谈(speak的过去式);说;演说;从某种观点来说
参考例句:
  • They sourced the spoke nuts from our company.他们的轮辐螺帽是从我们公司获得的。
  • The spokes of a wheel are the bars that connect the outer ring to the centre.辐条是轮子上连接外圈与中心的条棒。
6 trump LU1zK     
n.王牌,法宝;v.打出王牌,吹喇叭
参考例句:
  • He was never able to trump up the courage to have a showdown.他始终鼓不起勇气摊牌。
  • The coach saved his star player for a trump card.教练保留他的明星选手,作为他的王牌。
7 harry heBxS     
vt.掠夺,蹂躏,使苦恼
参考例句:
  • Today,people feel more hurried and harried.今天,人们感到更加忙碌和苦恼。
  • Obama harried business by Healthcare Reform plan.奥巴马用医改掠夺了商界。
8 celebrities d38f03cca59ea1056c17b4467ee0b769     
n.(尤指娱乐界的)名人( celebrity的名词复数 );名流;名声;名誉
参考例句:
  • He only invited A-list celebrities to his parties. 他只邀请头等名流参加他的聚会。
  • a TV chat show full of B-list celebrities 由众多二流人物参加的电视访谈节目
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