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英倫翻譯圖文轉自

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The hardest part of changing the world is figuring out how to begin. We often think it will take a huge amount of resources, but with only US$25, American Adam Braun managed to make a difference.
When Braun was in college, he was traveling in India, where he met a poor young boy. He asked the boy that if he could have one thing, what would it be? The boy said he wanted an ordinary pencil. Later when Braun got a job on Wall Street, the boy’s wish stayed with him. In 2008, Braun opened an account and deposited US$25. It was a humble beginning of his charity, Pencils of Promise, which was founded with the goal of building schools in the developing world.

要改變世界最困難的部分就是要想出該如何開始。我們通常會認為那會耗費許多資源,但是來自美國的亞當博朗設法只用了二十五美元便對世界產生了重大影響。
博朗念大學時,他在印度旅行的途中遇到了一個貧窮的小男生。他問那個小男生如果能擁有一樣東西的話,那會是什麼?那個小男生說他想要一枝普通的鉛筆。後來博朗在華爾街找到工作時,他一直念念不忘那個小男生的願望。2008 年時,博朗開了一個帳戶並存進二十五美元。這就是他的慈善機構「鉛筆的承諾」一個小小的開始,它成立的目標是要在全球開發中的國家蓋學校。


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http://www.appledaily.com.tw/appledaily/article/forum/20150730/36693436/TakeaWalkontheWildSide

 

One of the newest ones is Zuu, an Australian workout that gets participants doing animal movements in high-intensity interval training sessions. When describing the fitness program, Helberg said that the movements are usually easy for children to do when they are pretending to be animals. However, they are forgotten by the time people have become adults, who typically spend most of the day sitting. There are a total of 30 animal movements that span from the bear crawl to the frog squat, along with strength-training exercises. The workout feels challenging at first because our bodies are not used to the movements. A laughter-filled session only lasts 20 minutes, but after burning off 500 calories in such a short amount of time, you know you have had a wild ride.

 

最新的健身運動之一是 Zuu,它是一個澳洲的健身訓練方式,使參與的成員在高強度間歇訓練課程裡做一些動物的動作。描述這個健身課程時,Helberg 說當小孩假扮成動物時,這些動作他們通常能輕鬆做到。然而,當人們成年後,通常一天花最多的時間就是坐著,這些動作就被遺忘。這總共有三十種動物的動作,涵蓋範圍從熊爬式到青蛙蹲,以及肌力訓練運動。我們一開始會覺得這個健身訓練很有挑戰性,那是因為我們的身體還沒習慣這些動作。一個充滿歡笑的課程僅有二十分鐘,但是當你在這麼短的時間內消耗掉五百卡路里後,你就知道你已經歷了一趟野性之旅。


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http://www.dailyenglishquote.com/2015/07/richard-carlson/

 

“People who live the most fulfilling lives are the ones who are always rejoicing at what they have.”

– Richard Carlson, Motivational Speaker

「永遠對所擁有感到欣喜的人,是生活最富足的人。」理察.卡爾森 (勵志演說家)

fulfilling (adj.) 因成就感而感到滿足。rejoice (v.) 欣喜,高興。例:The whole city rejoiced at the home team’s victory. (整座城市為主場的勝利而雀悅。)

理察.卡爾森 (1961-2006) 是全球暢銷書《別為小事抓狂》系列 (Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff) 的作者,也是知名的演說家和心理諮詢專家,曾多次受邀電視專訪,鼓勵人們將他書中所提倡的觀念,落實到日常生活中。

 

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http://iservice.ltn.com.tw/Service/english/english.php?engno=901923&day=2015-07-29

 

◎魏國金

The world record for the longest pizza has been snapped up by Italy with a one and a half kilometre long margherita feast at Milan’s 2015 Expo.

義大利在米蘭2015年世界博覽會中以1.5公里長的瑪格麗塔披薩筵席,迅速奪下世界最長披薩紀錄。

Italian representatives were handed its prize by Lorenzo Veltri, a Guinness World Records judge, who attended the event to measure the 1595.45m pizza.

參與盛會以實測這個長1595.45公尺披薩的金氏世界紀錄裁判官瓦崔里,將獎牌頒給義大利代表隊成員。

The recipe for the culinary masterpiece included 1500kg of tomatoes, litres upon litres of extra virgin olive oil and more than one and a half tonnes of mozzarella.

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Dan Price, CEO of Gravity Payments, announced he would lower his annual salary from US$1 million to US$70,000 so his employees could make the same. Price commented that his goal was not to just make money, but to make a difference in people's lives. Now, employees of the Seattle-based company will see their salaries increase over the next three years. Many Gravity Payments employees were quite excited by the news with some stating that they could finally afford to move out of their parents' homes. Additionally, Price explained that his decision will also be good for business. Since his announcement, Gravity Payments has received thousands of requests from people wanting to support its business.

 

「地心引力付款公司」的總裁丹普萊士宣布將他一百萬美元的年薪減為七萬美元,好讓他的員工也能賺到年薪七萬美元。普萊士表示他的目標不只是賺錢,還要改善人們的生活。現在,這所西雅圖公司的員工在接下來的三年將會看到他們的薪水增加。許多「地心引力付款公司」的員工對此消息感到很興奮,有些人說他們終於可以買得起自己的房子以搬出父母的家。此外,普萊士也說明他這個決定將對事業有幫助。自從他做了宣佈以來,「地心引力付款公司」已接獲數千位民眾表態要支持其業務。 

 


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夜市裡的食物怎麼說?

1. stinky tofu n. 臭豆腐 
2. fried leek dumplings n. 韭菜盒 
3. steamed sandwich n. 刈包 
4. flaky scallion pancake n. 蔥抓餅 

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http://www.dailyenglishquote.com/2015/07/sydney-j-harris/

 

“Happiness is a direction, not a place.”

– Sydney J. Harris, Journalist

「快樂是一個方向,不是一個目的地。」哈利斯 (記者)

哈利斯 (1917-1986) 為美國《芝加哥日報》及《芝加哥太陽報》記者,著有 11 本書,他的專欄曾在美國及加拿大約 200 家報紙同時刊登。


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“Done is better than perfect.”

– Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook

「完成一件事比期望完美還要好。」雪莉‧桑德伯格 (臉書營運長)

雪莉‧桑德伯格 (1969-) Facebook 首席營運長,曾任 Google 副總裁,著有《挺身而進》(Lean In) 一書,在書中分享親身經歷,鼓勵女性把握機會、爭取更高成就,能有自主選擇與公平競爭的機會。

 

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http://iservice.ltn.com.tw/Service/english/english.php?engno=899357&day=2015-07-20

 

Retiree Giorgos Chatzifotiadis had queued up at three banks in Greece’s second city of Thessaloniki on Friday in the hope of withdrawing a pension on behalf of his wife, but all in vain.

已經退休的希臘人查茲弗齊亞狄斯週五在希臘第二大城塞薩羅尼基已先後在三家銀行排隊,希望能代表他太太提領退休金。

When he was told at the fourth that he could not withdraw his 120 euros$133, it was all too much and he collapsed in tears.

當他在第四家銀行被告知不能領出他的120歐元,這一切已令他無法承受而崩潰落淚。

The 77-year-old told AFP that he had broken down because he "cannot stand to see my country in this distress".

這名77歲老翁告訴法新社,他崩潰是因為「無法眼睜睜地看著我的國家陷入這種困境」。

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“Take your victories, whatever they may be, cherish them, use them, but don’t settle for them.”

– Mia Hamm, Soccer Player

「帶著你的勝利,不管是哪種勝利,珍惜它們,利用它們,但不要因此停下來。」米婭‧哈姆 (足球員)

settle for something 妥協。例:The merchants asked for $3,000, but he settled for $2500 later. (那商人開價 3,000 元,但之後同意 2,500 元。)

米婭‧哈姆 (1972-) 為前美國國家女子足球隊員,職涯共射進 158 顆球,曾一度是足球史上射門次數最高的紀錄保持人,她也是 2001 年和 2002 年的「世界足球小姐」。

 

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The more oil and gas companies pump their saltwater waste into the ground, and the faster they do it, the more they have triggered earthquakes in the central United States, a massive new study found.

越多的石油和天然氣公司將他們排放的廢棄鹹水灌入地下,以及他們排放的速度越快,他們就會引起美國中央地帶越多的地震,一項大規模的新研究發現。

An unprecedented recent jump in quakes in America’s heartland can be traced to the stepped up rate that drilling wastewater is injected deep below the surface, according to a study in journal Science that looked at 187,570 injection wells over four decades.

美國心臟地帶的地震次數最近出現前所未有的躍升,這個問題的原因可以追溯於大量增加的鑽井廢水被灌入地表深處,根據一項刊載於《科學》期刊的研究指出,這項研究在過去40年來檢視了187570口被灌注廢水的井。

It’s not so much the average-sized injection wells, but the supercharged ones that are causing the ground to shake. Wells that pumped more than 12 million gallons of saltwater into the ground per month were far more likely to trigger quakes than those that put lesser amounts per month, the study from the University of Colorado found.

在被灌入平均值廢水的井,地震發生的次數並沒那麼多,但在被灌入超量廢水的井,就會造成地表震動。每月被灌入地下超過1200萬加侖廢棄鹹水的井,遠比那些灌入較少量廢棄鹹水的井,更容易引發地震,這項由美國科羅拉多州大學所做的研究發現。

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http://www.appledaily.com.tw/appledaily/article/forum/20150717/36669879/Darn%E2%80%9CVampires!!

 

One night, not long after Andy was lying in bed, he began to hear the annoying buzz of mosquitoes. Then, those “vampires” went on to attack his face one after another. He got up, turned on the light, and swore to destroy every single one of them. Once the light was on, Andy was stunned to see a terrible swarm of mosquitoes in his bedroom. It seemed impossible to kill them all. Eventually, he burned out and gave up. He turned on the electric fan in the hopes of keeping the annoying bugs away, went back to bed, and covered his head with his blanket.
The next morning, Andy found out that a screen on one of the windows in his room was not entirely closed, which let the mosquitoes invade his room. It dawned on him that it was his carelessness that resulted in this nightmare. Andy indeed learned a lesson from the incident.

有一天晚上,在安迪躺在床上後不久,他開始聽到煩人的蚊子嗡嗡聲。然後,那些「吸血鬼」一隻接著一隻地攻擊他的臉。於是他起床開燈,發誓打死牠們每一隻。燈一開時,安迪很吃驚看到數量驚人的一大群蚊子在他房間裡。要殺光牠們全部似乎是不可能的。最後,他體力耗盡便放棄了。他開了電風扇希望能使討人厭的蚊子遠離他,然後回床上用毯子蓋住他的頭。
隔天早上,安迪發現在他房間的一扇紗窗沒完全關好,才使蚊子入侵他的房間。他頓悟到正是他的粗心才造成這場夢魘。安迪確實從這件事學到了教訓。 


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http://www.appledaily.com.tw/appledaily/article/forum/20150719/36673739/TheVolkswagenBeetle

 

The car that defined an era of classic automobiles, the original Volkswagen Beetle, ended 65 years of production this month in 2003. Sometimes referred to as the Bug, it was firstdesigned to be cheap, simple, and capable of being mass-produced for the general public. After its debut in 1938, Volkswagen fell on hard times with the advent of World War II and Germany's eventual defeat by the Allied Forces. The company would have disappeared if it had not been for the efforts of a British Army officer, Major Ivan Hirst, who helped get Volkswagen's factories up and running again.

被定義為經典汽車時代的原始福斯金龜車在 2003 年七月時結束了六十五年的生產。金龜車有時被稱作Bug,最初它的設計考量是便宜、簡單和能夠被大量生產給大眾。1938年原始金龜車首次問世後,隨著第二次世界大戰的來臨和德國最後被同盟國擊敗,福斯汽車經歷了艱苦時期。如果沒有英國少校軍官伊凡赫斯特努力幫助福斯汽車重新站起來的話,這家公司可能會消失。

ansi-theme-font: minor-latin;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi; mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:ZH-TW;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA'>生產音樂盒的高峰是在十九世紀末葉,當時許多機械玩具正夯。不幸地,到了第一次世界大戰時,音樂盒工業已式微。戰爭使音樂盒成為一種昂貴的奢侈品。另外,留聲機的發明也使得音樂盒不再流行。 


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“If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there – you must go beyond them.”

– Bruce Lee, Martial Artist

「如果你為所做的每件事設限,在肢體或其它任何方面,限制將擴展至你的工作及人生。沒有所謂的極限,只有高原,你不能待在那裡你必須超越它。」李小龍 (武術家)

李小龍 (1940-1973) 出生香港, 18 歲移居美國,最初學習詠春拳,後來創造了截拳道。他在美國教授武術而輾轉進入演藝圈,成為史上最有影響力的武術家之一,以及 20 世紀流行文化的重要標誌。


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      “A negative mind will never find success. I have never heard a positive idea come from a person in a negative state.”

– Jay Samit, CEO

「持負面心態的人絕不會成功,我從沒聽過一個正面見解是出自持負面思維的人。」 杰伊薩米特 (執行長)

杰伊薩米特 (1961- ) 是美國多螢產品公司 SeaChange International 總裁,他是數位媒體的創新者,在音樂及視訊的傳播、社群媒體與電子商務的推廣,可謂產業中的先驅。

 


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The first musical machines came from Iraq in the 9th century and were powered by water. Starting in the 16th century, European clockmakers figured out how to make other machines that could play music by themselves, even without water. These machines developed over the centuries to become smaller and more complex. The first music boxes went into production in 1811 in Sainte-Croix, Switzerland. These music boxes were so popular that making them made up 10 percent of Switzerland's economy at the time.
The production of music boxes was at their height in the late 1800s, when many kinds of mechanical toys were popular. Unfortunately, by World War I the music box industry had fallen apart. The war made music boxes an expensive luxury. Also, the invention of the phonograph made music boxes out-of-date.

第一個音樂機械來自於九世紀的伊拉克,以水為動力。歐洲鐘錶匠於十六世紀想出如何做出甚至無需利用水力也能自動播放音樂的機械。幾世紀的發展使這些機械已變得更小更精密。1811 年,第一個音樂盒在瑞士的聖科瓦鎮開始生產。這些音樂盒很受歡迎,所以生產音樂盒當時曾占了瑞士經濟的百分之十。
生產音樂盒的高峰是在十九世紀末葉,當時許多機械玩具正夯。不幸地,到了第一次世界大戰時,音樂盒工業已式微。戰爭使音樂盒成為一種昂貴的奢侈品。另外,留聲機的發明也使得音樂盒不再流行。 


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http://www.appledaily.com.tw/appledaily/article/forum/20150715/36665770/SPACE%EF%BC%9ATHEFINALFRONTIER

 

In November of 2011, NASA launched its newest rover named Curiosity to explore the surface of Mars. Recently, Curiosity 's instruments detected methane gas in the Martian atmosphere. The presence of methane is significant because it may indicate that some form of life exists on the red planet. While the rover's findings are not certain, it does open the possibility that Earth may not be the only planet with life on it. The discoveries that NASA is making today are important, but not nearly as impressive as what lies ahead.
The space agency has a few more projects that, if realized, will bring us a bit closer into the world of science fiction. First among these missions is a proposed plan to build solar-powered airships that would float high up in the atmosphere of Venus.

 2011 年十一月,NASA 發射了名為「好奇者號」的最新探測車去探索火星表面。最近,「好奇者號」的儀器在火星的大氣層中探測到了甲烷氣。甲烷的存在是很重要的,因為這可能表示這顆紅色行星上有某種生命形態存在。雖然探測車的發現不是很明確,但這的確顯示了地球也許並非是唯一有生命存在之行星的可能性。NASA 目前的發現很重要,但是跟未來要進行的計畫相較之下就有點失色了。

太空總署還有一些計畫若能實現的話,將能帶領我們更接近科幻小說的世界。這些計畫當中的第一項是提議建造以太陽能為動力且能飄浮在金星大氣層高空的飛船的計畫。 


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http://www.dailyenglishquote.com/2015/07/arthur-ashe-3/

 

“Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.”

– Arthur Ashe, Tennis Player

「成功是一個旅程,不是終點,所做的事比結果還重要。」亞瑟‧艾許 (網球選手)

亞瑟‧艾許 (1943-1993) 為史上最傑出的網球選手之一,他是第一位獲得澳洲公開賽、溫布頓網球錦標賽、及美國公開賽單人頭銜的黑人選手。

 


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The first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, Amelia Earhart, was born this month in 1897. Earhart, who always had a spirit for adventure, got her first bit of excitement when she attached a ramp to the roof of her family's tool shed and slid off it in a wooden box. The seven-year-old crashed to the ground and shouted that it was just like flying. From then on, the young Earhart did whatever she could to get herself in the air.
As a young adult, Earhart worked a number of odd jobs to save enough money for pilot lessons. It was not long afterwards that Earhart began setting records. On October 22, 1922, she became the first female pilot to fly over 14,000 feet.

 

愛蜜莉亞厄爾哈特是第一位獨自飛越大西洋的女飛行員,她出生於 1897 年七月。厄爾哈特一直有冒險精神,她得到她一開始的小樂趣是在她把一個斜坡接到她家工具棚的屋頂,再坐在一個木箱裡從上面滑下來。這位七歲女孩撞到地面後,大叫著這就像飛起來的感覺。從那時起,年輕的厄爾哈特盡她所能要讓自己在天空翱翔。 
厄爾哈特剛成年時,她做了一些零星的工作來為飛行課程存錢。不久之後,厄爾哈特開始創下紀錄。1922 年十月二十二日,她成為第一位飛行超過一萬四千呎高的女飛行員。 

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http://www.dailyenglishquote.com/2015/07/nick-vujicic-2/

 

“The greater the struggle, the more glorious the triumph.”

– Nick Vujicic, Motivational Speaker

挑戰愈艱鉅,勝利愈輝煌。」尼克‧胡哲 (勵志演說家)

尼克‧胡哲 (1982- ) 是出生澳洲的勵志演說家及作者,他出生即沒有四肢,因此年幼時在心靈、情緒及肢體上皆面臨極大的掙扎,他在接受自己於 17 歲創立非營利機構 Life Without Limbs,他的演講圍繞在殘疾、希望及人生的意義。

 

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