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听BBC新闻学英语Unit8:南苏丹共和国正式从北方独立 mp3

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BBC新闻现场

World leaders have congratulated the Republic of South Sudan on gaining independence. The American President Barack Obama said it was a reminder that after the darkness of war. a new dawn was possible. Tens of thousands of people celebrated in the capital Juba as the flag of South Sudan was raised at the f tomb of the rebel leader John Garang, who led the fight for nationhood. The speaker of the Legislative Assembly, James Wani Igga. caught the mood of the crowd.

世界领袖祝贺南苏丹共和国获得独立。美国总统奥巴马表示,这提醒人们,经过战争的黑暗之后,新的黎明即将到来。南苏丹国旗在已故苏丹反对派领导人约翰功口朗的陵墓缓缓升起的时候,数万人在首都朱巴举行庆祝活动。南苏丹国会议长詹姆斯·威尼·伊加表达了群众的情绪。

"Southem Sudan, oh yeah. Freedom, oh yeah. Freedom, oh yeah."

“南苏丹,加油!自由,加油!自由,加油!”

Our correspondent Will Ross is in Juba. He witnessed the day's events and sent us this report.

我们的记者威尔·罗斯在朱巴目睹了庆祝活动的过程,他发回了这份报道。

The cuphoria built as people here waved goodbye to the north of Sudan and the flag of South Sudan was raised. Tens of thousands watched, full of pride, the end of a long journey through decades of war. Wearing his trademark black cowboy hat, the President of the South, Salva Kiir, was sworn in and pledged better times ahead. The conflict with the north means this new nation starts out as one of the very poorest on the planet.

人们向北苏丹告别、南苏丹国旗升起的时候,人群巾弥漫着欢欣快乐的气氛。数万人充满自豪地目睹几十年战争的结束。南苏丹总统萨尔瓦·基尔戴着标志性的黑色牛仔帽,宣誓就任总统,承诺南苏丹将面临更好的未来n长时间的南北冲突意味着南苏丹将成为地球上最贫困的国家之一。

英语新闻词汇加油站:

congratulate v. 祝贺

Juba n. 朱巴

tomb n. 坟墓

euphoria n. 欣快

trademark n. 商标

swear in. 使宣誓就职

pledge v. 许诺

Listening Comprehension:
新闻听力理解练习题:

1.World leaders have congratulated the____________on gaining___________.

2.Who attended the celebratory ceremony?
A.Barack ObamA          B.John Garang
C.James Wani IggA       D.All of them

3.To the eyes of the President of the South Sudan, South Sudan will__________.
A.have better times
B.be faced with wars
C.become one of the poorest countries in the world
D.be very powerful and prosperous

答案:1.Republic of South Sudan independence
2.C  3.A

Helpful Tips:
新闻听力点拨:

1.Tens of thousands of people celebrated in the capital Juba as the flag of South Sudan was raised at the tomb of the rebel leader John Garang, who led the fight for nationhood. "tens of thousands of sth.”表示“某物有成百上千之多”。 “the fight for nationhood”表示“为了国家独立而进行的战斗”,  “the fight”此处为名词,作为动词时,亦有“to fight for sth.”,表示“为了……而战”。

2.Wearing his trademark black cowboy hat,the President of the South, Salva Kiir, was sworn in and pledged better times ahead."Wearing his trademark black cowboy hat"为动词现在分词短语,修饰主语"the President"。“to swear sb.in”表示“使某人宣誓就职”;“to pledge sth.“表示“承诺某事”,此处“to pledge better times ahead”表示“承诺更美好的未来”。
 

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