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American Woman Follows God to Africa
凱蒂媽咪:愛無止境,永不保留

英倫翻譯 圖文摘自http://www.appledaily.com.tw/

In late 2006, Katie Davis made a trip that would change her life. As an 18-year-old, Davis decided to travel to Uganda. The next year, the young American woman returned to the East African country. The second time, she was more than just a tourist because she taught kindergarten at an orphanage. During that time, Davis became very aware of the incredible poverty in the country.
Davis learned that many families could not afford to send their kids to school in Uganda because they did not have the money for the tuition fees. A deeply religious person, Davis felt that God wanted her to help the Ugandan children. As a result , she chose to begin a program that encourages people all over the world to give money to help the African children. Her program now provides education and three hot meals a day for more than 600 children. Davis has also adopted 13 girls and written a popular book, Kisses from Katie, about her experience.
凱蒂•戴維斯在 2006 年末去了一趟旅行因而改變她的人生。十八歲時,凱蒂決定要到烏干達旅行。隔年,這位年輕的美國女子返回東非。第二次來訪時,凱蒂不只是一名觀光客,因為她在孤兒院中教幼稚園兒童。在那段期間,凱蒂非常瞭解這個國家令人難以相信的貧窮狀況。
凱蒂知道許多烏干達的家庭負擔不起送小孩上學,因為他們沒有錢支付學費。凱蒂信仰非常虔誠,她覺得上帝希望她能幫助烏干達的小孩。因此,她選擇開展一個計劃來鼓勵全球人士捐錢幫助非洲兒童。現在,她的這項計劃提供六百多名兒童受教育和一天熱騰騰的三餐。凱蒂也領養了十三位女孩並寫了一本有關她人生經歷的暢銷書 ──《凱蒂之愛》。 

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Zig Ziglar (勵志演說家)

英倫翻譯 圖文摘自http://www.dailyenglishquote.com/

“Success is not a destination: It is a journey. The happiest people I know are those who are busy working toward specific objectives. The most bored and miserable people I know are those who are drifting along with no worthwhile objectives in mind.”

– Zig Ziglar, Motivational Speaker
「成功不是一個終點:它是一個旅程。我所認識最快樂的人,他們為特定目標忙碌。我所認識最無聊、最不愉快的人,他們缺乏有意義的目標且隨波逐流。」– 吉格‧金克拉 (勵志演說家)

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China on the lookout for Putin’s roaming tiger
中國尋找普廷的流浪老虎

英倫翻譯 圖文摘自http://www.ltn.com.tw/

China is on the hunt for a Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin, state media said on Thursday, after the animal roamed across the border, likely in search of food.

國營媒體週四表示,中國正在追捕被俄羅斯總統普廷野放的一隻西伯利亞虎,牠可能為找食物而跨越中俄邊境。

The tiger, named Kuzia, was one of three of the rare wild cats that Putin helped release into Russia’s remote Amur region in eastern Siberia in May.

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Henry David Thoreau (哲學家)

英倫翻譯 圖文摘自http://www.dailyenglishquote.com/

“Men are born to succeed – not to fail.”

– Henry David Thoreau, Philosopher
「人們天生適合成功 – 不是失敗。」– 亨利‧大衛‧梭羅 (哲學家)

born to be/do something (n.) 天生適合做某事。例:He is born to be a solider. (他是天生的軍人。)

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Daniel Webster (政治家)

英倫翻譯 圖文摘自http://www.dailyenglishquote.com/

“If we work marble, it will perish; if we work upon brass, time will efface it; if we rear temples, they will crumble into dust; but if we work upon immortal minds and instill into them just principles, we are then engraving upon tablets which no time will efface, but will brighten and brighten to all eternity.”

– Daniel Webster, Statesman
「我們若在大理石動工,它會自然損壞;我們若在銅器動工,時間也會將之抹去;我們若建造廟宇,它也會崩裂為塵土。我們若在不死的心靈動工,並灌輸公平的原則,這如同在石板上雕刻,它不會被時間抹去,且將永遠發光發亮。」– 丹尼爾‧韋伯斯特 (政治家)

perish (v.) 損壞,腐爛。rear (v.) 養育,建立。例:It’s not a good place to rear children. (這不是撫養小孩的好地方。) crumble (v.) 崩潰,碎裂。例:The cracker crumbled in my hand. (餅乾在我手裡碎裂。) instill (v.) 逐漸灌輸、教導。例:It is the coach’s job to instill confidence into his players. (給予選手自信是教練的任務。) engrave (v.) 雕刻。The Gods’ names were engraved on a stone tablet. (神明的名字已刻在石板上。) eternity (n.) 永恆。例:a shell preserved for all eternity as a fossil (貝殼因成為化石而永遠保存)。

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Istanbul in an Instant
浪漫綺麗異國風 漫遊伊斯坦堡

英倫翻譯 圖文摘自http://www.appledaily.com.tw/

Turkey is a country that has seen many empires come and go. The influences of these past empires can be seen from the varied architecture of Istanbul. Speaking of this, look no further than the Hagia Sofia. Once a church, then a mosque, it is now a museum. Completed in the year 537, its towers and huge dome make it one of the finest examples of Byzantine architecture anywhere in the world.
For a taste of Istanbul as a great center of trade, head to the Grand Bazaar. This is one of the oldest and largest covered markets. No visit to Istanbul would be complete without seeing the Bosphorus River. Take a boat trip, or enjoy some famous Turkish seafood in one of the many restaurants on the riverbank. Don’t forget to try the kabab, a delicious Turkish street food. All this and more awaits in this city of treasure.

土耳其是一個見證許多帝國盛衰興亡的國家。昔日這些帝國的影響力可由伊斯坦堡各式各樣的建築看出。說到這點,只要看看聖索菲亞大教堂就行。聖索菲亞大教堂曾是座教堂,然後轉成清真寺,而今是座博物館。在西元 537 年完工,它的尖塔和巨大的圓頂使它成為世上最傑出的拜占庭式建築典範之一。
想體驗一下做為重要貿易中心的伊斯坦堡,就去大市集逛逛吧。這是最古老、最大的有遮蓋的市場之一。到伊斯坦堡旅行一定也要看一看他們的博斯普魯斯河。坐船遊河或是在河岸邊的眾多餐廳之一大啖一些有名的土耳其海鮮。別忘了嚐嚐烤羊肉串,這是一種美味的土耳其街頭小吃。不僅僅是這些,這座瑰寶之城還有更多更精采的事物等著你去探索呢。

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Lucius Annaeus Seneca (哲學家)

英倫翻譯 圖文摘自http://www.dailyenglishquote.com/

“The conditions of conquest are always easy. We have but to toil awhile, endure awhile, believe always, and never turn back.”

– Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Philosopher
「克服困難的條件一直都很簡單。我們只需要努力一會兒、堅持一會兒、永遠保持信念,且絕不折返。」– 塞內卡 (哲學家)

conquest (n.) 克服,征服 (艱難、危險事物)。toil (v.) 長時間辛勞工作。endure (v.) 忍耐,堅持。例:There are limits to what the human body can endure. (人體的耐力是有限度的。)

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Shailene Woodley (演員)

英倫翻譯 圖文摘自http://www.dailyenglishquote.com/


“Worry is the product of a future that we cannot guarantee and guilt is the product of a past we cannot change.”

– Shailene Woodley, Actress
「無法保證的未來帶來憂慮,無法改變的過去帶來罪惡感。」– 雪琳‧伍德莉 (演員)

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Instead of ticket, officer buys girl booster seat
與其開罰單,員警為女童買安全座椅

英倫翻譯 圖文摘自http://www.ltn.com.tw/

A Michigan officer who pulled over a vehicle because a 5-year-old girl wasn’t secured in a booster seat decided a ticket wouldn’t cut it.

美國密西根州一名以車內有未坐在安全座椅上的5歲女童為由、要求駕駛人路邊停車的警員,認為開罰單無法解決問題。

Instead, Emmett Township public safety officer Ben Hall bought her a seat.

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Dwight Eisenhower (美國第 34 任總統)

英倫翻譯 圖文摘自http://www.dailyenglishquote.com/

“You do not lead by hitting people over the head — that’s assault, not leadership.”

– Dwight Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States
「領導不是敲打別人的頭 – 那是攻擊,不是領導。」– 德懷特‧艾森豪 (美國第 34 任總統)

assault (n.) 攻擊。例:He was charged with assault. (他被控訴攻擊他人。)

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Ralph Waldo Emerson (詩人)

英倫翻譯 圖文摘自http://www.dailyenglishquote.com/

“A hero is no braver than anyone else; he is only brave five minutes longer.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson, Poet
「英雄沒有比別人勇敢;他只是多勇敢五分鐘而已。」– 拉爾夫‧愛默生 (詩人)

拉爾夫‧愛默生 (1803-1882) 為美國思想家、演說家、作家及詩人,在 19 世紀領導美國的「超驗主義」運動,主張一種理想的精神狀態會超越人的肉體經驗,對美國文化有深遠的影響。

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Cirque du Soleil:A Circus Like No Other
獨一無二的視覺饗宴-太陽劇團

英倫翻譯 圖文摘自http://www.appledaily.com.tw/

Cirque du Soleil, which in English means Circus of the Sun, is a show unlike any other. While most circuses feature animals, there are none to be found in Cirque du Soleil. The Cirque also does not have a ring in which the acts take place. Instead, these highly creative shows present acrobats performing fantastic stunts along with powerful,dramatic music. There are numerous Cirque du Soleil shows based on various themes. One show, named Love, is built around the music of The Beatles, for example. Another Cirque show features Michael Jackson's hits as well as his looks from different stages of his career.

Cirque du Soleil 在英文裡的意思為太陽的馬戲表演,是一種與眾不同的表演。雖然大部分的馬戲表演都是以動物為主要特色,但是在太陽劇團裡連一隻動物都看不到。這個劇團也沒有表演節目的環狀場地。這些極具創意的表演呈現給觀眾的反而是雜技演員伴隨強而有力且戲劇效果十足的音樂來表演驚人的特技。太陽劇團有許多表演是以各種不同的主題為依據的。比如說,一場名為「愛」的表演就是以披頭四的音樂為基礎打造的。另外一場太陽劇團的表演是以麥可•傑克森的暢銷歌曲以及他生涯不同階段的造型為主要特色。

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B.C. Forbes (雜誌創辦人)

英倫翻譯 圖文摘自http://www.dailyenglishquote.com/


“Sudden rises are sometimes followed by equally sudden falls. I have most faith in the individual or enterprise that advances step by step.”

– B.C. Forbes, Founder of Forbes Magazine
「快速崛起有時伴隨的是同樣快速的衰敗,我對一步步向上提升的個人及企業最有信心。」– 富比士 (雜誌創辦人)

equally (adv.) 相等的,等同的。例:She is equally competent. (她的能力也是一樣的好。) faith (n.) 信心,信念。例:I have faith in you. (我對你有信心。) advance (v.) 前進,進步。例:The army advanced across the field. (軍隊越過了田野。)

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Tryon Edwards (神學家)

英倫翻譯 圖文摘自http://www.dailyenglishquote.com/

“There is nothing so elastic as the human mind. The more we are obliged to do, the more we are able to accomplish.”

– Tryon Edwards, Theologian
「人的心智比什麼都有彈性,我們被要求的愈多,可以完成的就愈多。」– 泰倫.愛德華茲 (神學家)

elastic (adj.) 彈性的,有伸縮性的。oblige (v.) 迫使,使 (某人) 非做不可。例:Many parents feel obliged to pay for part of the wedding. (許多家長認為他們必須支付孩子部份的婚禮費用。)

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Fossilized turtle excavated in southern New Mexico
新墨西哥州南方挖出石化的烏龜

英倫翻譯 圖文摘自http://www.ltn.com.tw/

Fossilized remains of a turtle believed to have lived in a swampy environment ago have been recovered from a desert location in southern New Mexico.

石化的烏龜遺體據信應該是生活在數千萬年前的沼澤環境裡,其已在新墨西哥州南方的沙漠地帶被復原。

The Las Cruces Sun-News reports that scientists and volunteers from the New Mexico Museum of Natural History excavated the fossilized turtle found on federal property near Truth or Consequences last week.

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Benjamin Disraeli (英國首相)

英倫翻譯 圖文摘自http://www.dailyenglishquote.com/

“Success is the child of audacity.”

– Benjamin Disraeli, British Prime Minister
「成功是大膽的結果。」– 班傑明‧迪斯雷利 (英國首相)

audacity (n.) 魯莽,膽大。例:I don’t believe she has the audacity to ask for a raise. (我不相信她敢要求加薪。)

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Albert J. Nock (作家)

英倫翻譯 圖文摘自http://www.dailyenglishquote.com/

“The mind is like the stomach. It is not how much you put into it that counts, but how much it digests.”

– Albert J. Nock, Writer
「人的大腦像是胃腸,重要的不是你放進去多少,而是消化了多少。」– 班傑明‧迪斯雷利 (作家)

digest (v.) 消化,理解,領悟。例:I struggled to digest course material. (我費力地琢磨課程內容。)

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Grains of Talent
一沙一世界˙剎那即永恆

英倫翻譯 圖文摘自http://www.appledaily.com.tw/

Everybody has a talent hidden inside, even if they do not sense it. Ukrainian Kseniya Simonova worked as a graphic artist for a agazine until the global financial crisis of 2008 hit. When Simonova lost her job, she was worried because she had just given irth to her son. Her husband saw her talent and pressed her to try sand art.
Simonova's husband understood her skills and encouraged her to take part in Ukraine's Got Talent, a TV show with a NT$3 million rize. Simonova entered a video of a two-minute sand art performance and was put into the semi-finals. Finally, Simonova made he finals and presented an eight-minute story of romance during a time of war. The crowd gave her a big hand, and many people ad tears running down their cheeks. Simonova won the 2009 contest and helped spread sand art around the world.

每個人都有隱藏在內心深處的天賦,雖然大部分的人都沒意識到這點。烏克蘭的克謝尼婭•西蒙諾娃曾經在一家雜誌社擔任美工,直到 2008 年全球金融危機來襲。西蒙諾娃失業時,她很擔心因為她才剛生下她兒子不久。她丈夫看出她的天份,力勸她嘗試沙畫藝術。
西蒙諾娃的丈夫了解她的能耐,鼓勵她參加獎金高達三百萬台幣的電視選秀節目《烏克蘭達人》。西蒙諾娃以兩分鐘的電視沙畫藝術表演參賽進入準決賽。最後,西蒙諾娃成功進入了決賽,為觀眾呈現了一段八分鐘愛在戰火紛飛時的羅曼史。觀眾都給她熱烈的掌聲,許多人的眼淚都從臉頰流了下來。西蒙諾娃贏得 2009 年的比賽,進而把沙畫藝術傳遍全世界。 

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Rosalynn Carter (美國前第一夫人)

英倫翻譯 圖文摘自http://www.dailyenglishquote.com/

“A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.”

– Rosalynn Carter, Former U.S. First Lady
「普通的領導者把人們帶往他們想去的地方,偉大的領導者把人們帶往他們不一定想去的地方,但該去的地方。」– 羅莎琳‧卡特 (美國前第一夫人)

ought to 應該,必須。例:I really ought to quit smoking. (我真的應該戒菸。)

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Jeff Bezos (企業家)

英倫翻譯 圖文摘自http://www.dailyenglishquote.com/

“What we need to do is always lean into the future; when the world changes around you and when it changes against you – what used to be a tail wind is now a head wind – you have to lean into that and figure out what to do because complaining isn’t a strategy.”

– Jeff Bezos, Entrepreneur
「我們必須不斷的倚向未來,當你周圍的世界改變,且對你發生不利的改變 – 原本的順風變成逆風 – 你必須向它倚入,並想出應對之道,因為抱怨不是策略。」– 傑佛瑞‧貝佐斯 (企業家)

lean 倚向,倚入。例:You have to lean into the wind when you walk or you will be blown over. (你走路時必須往風的方向倚入,否則你會被風吹倒。) figure out 想出。例:I can’t figure out what it means. (我想不出它的意思。)

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