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Heifer International

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Broadcast: August 18, 2003
This is Steve Ember with the VOA Special English Development Report.
One of the biggest problems in developing1 countries is hunger. An organization called Heifer International is working to improve this situation. The organization sends needed farm animals to families and communities around the world.
An American farmer, Dan West, developed the idea for Heifer International in the nineteen-thirties. Mister2 West was working in Spain where he discovered a need for cows. Many families were starving because of a civil war in that country. So Mister West asked his friends in the United3 States to send some cows. The first Heifer animals were sent in nineteen-forty-four.
Since that time, more than four-million people in over one-hundred countries have had better lives because of Heifer animals. The organization provides families a chance to feed themselves and become self-supporting. It provides more than twenty kinds of animals, such as sheep, goats, pigs and cows. In one recent year Heifer International helped more than thirty-thousand families in forty-six countries.
To receive a Heifer animal, groups must first explain their needs and goals. They must also make a plan which will allow them to become self-supporting. Local experts usually provide training. The organization says that animals must have food, water, 1)shelter4, health care, and the ability to reproduce5. Without them, the animals will not remain healthy and productive6.
Heifer International also believes that groups must pass on some of their success to others in need. This belief 2)guarantees that each person who takes part in the program also becomes a giver. Every family that receives a Heifer animal must agree to give that animal's first female7 baby to other people in need. Families must also agree to pass on the skills and training they received from Heifer International. This concept8 of “passing on the gift” helps communities become self-supporting.
You can learn more about Heifer International and how to request an animal. You can write to the organization at Heifer International, Post Office Box eight-zero-five-eight, Little Rock, Arkansas, seven-two-two-zero-three, U-S-A. Or you can visit the group's Internet web9 site at www.heifer.org.
This VOA Special English Development Report was written by Jill Moss10. This is Steve Ember.

注释:
1) shelter [5FeltE] n.身避处,庇护所
2) guarantee [7^ArEn5ti:] vt.保证,担保


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1 developing futzl4     
adj.发展中的
参考例句:
  • Transport has always been the key to developing trade.运输一直是发展贸易的关键。
  • They are developing marketing network.他们正在发展销售网络。
2 mister rnQzwB     
n.(略作Mr.全称很少用于书面)先生
参考例句:
  • Mister Smith is my good friend.史密斯先生是我的好朋友。
  • He styled himself " Mister Clean ".他自称是“清廉先生”。
3 united Yfmz2c     
adj.和谐的;团结的;联合的,统一的
参考例句:
  • The whole nation is closely united.全国人民紧密团结。
  • The two men were united by community of interests.共同的利益使两个人结合在一起。
4 shelter kEdzl     
n.掩蔽,掩蔽处,避身处;庇护所,避难所,庇护;vt.庇护,保护,隐匿;vi.躲避
参考例句:
  • We took shelter from the rain in a cave.我们在一个山洞里避雨。
  • Trees are a shelter from the sun.树木可以遮挡阳光。
5 reproduce yVkxZ     
v.生育,繁殖,复制,重做
参考例句:
  • The machine can reproduce a key in two minutes.这机器能在两分钟内复制一把钥匙。
  • The picture will reproduce well.这照片会印得很清楚。
6 productive nQxxT     
adj.能生产的,有生产价值的,多产的
参考例句:
  • We had a productive meeting that solved some problems.我们开了一个富有成效的会议,解决了一些问题。
  • Science and technology are part of the productive forces.科学技术是生产力。
7 female 3kSxf     
adj.雌的,女(性)的;n.雌性的动物,女子
参考例句:
  • We only employ female workers.我们只雇用女工。
  • The animal in the picture was a female elephant.照片上的动物是头母象。
8 concept mXLyW     
n.概念,观念,思想
参考例句:
  • A small baby has no concept of right and wrong.婴儿没有是非概念。
  • He was asked to define his concept of cool.他被要求说明自己关于“酷”的定义。
9 web sgYwc     
n.网,蛛丝,蹼,织物,圈套,卷筒纸;vi.生蹼,形成网;vt.织蜘蛛网于,使落入圈套
参考例句:
  • The spider weaves a web.蜘蛛织网。
  • You mean the World Wide Web?你是说国际互联网?
10 moss X6QzA     
n.苔,藓,地衣
参考例句:
  • Moss grows on a rock.苔藓生在石头上。
  • He was found asleep on a pillow of leaves and moss.有人看见他枕着树叶和苔藓睡着了。
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