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新概念英语口语宝典第二册 Lesson 33-3 The Drought Came 旱灾来了(mp3+双语)

A:I think a drought has set in. It hasn't rained a drop for two months.

A:我觉得旱灾来了。两个月了,一滴雨都没有下过。

B : Did you hear the weather forecast? The temperature has today reached a record 102 degrees and may well hit 105 tomorrow.

B:你听天气预报了吗?今天气温创纪录达 到102度,而且明天很可能达到105度。

A:Oh. That’s too bad! The drought conditions are getting severe! I’m really concerned though not panicked yet.

A:噢。那太糟糕了!干旱越来越严重!虽然不至于恐慌,但我真的开始担心了。

B:l don’t blame you. The ground is parched and the soil has been baked so hard that the plow can’t even break the soil.

B:你这样说并不过分。地面都烤焦了,土壤都被烤得硬邦邦的,犁头都无法耕地了。

A:Well,if it could rain even a drop, things would be much better! And my flowers in the garden would come back in a heartbeat.

A:就是下上一滴雨,情况也会好一些啊! 我那花园的花也能活过来。

B: I guess you might have to quit watering your garden. I heard that they are going to start rationing water. In fact,this morning I happened to hear on the radio that the reservoir had dipped below half its capacity this month and the volume of water entering the reservoir is the smallest in ten years .

B:我猜你得放弃浇花了。听说要实行配给 供水了。事实上,我今天早上碰巧从广 播中听说这个月水库的蓄水量降至其容 量的一半以下,是十年来的最低水平。

A:I heard that,but it’s not surprising actually, because we haven’t had as much rain as normal this year.

A:我听说了,事实上这也不新鲜,今年降雨 量与往年比很不正常。

B: Looks like it’s going to be an ongoing thing that would get worse each day.

B:看来这样的状况要持续下去了,而且会 越来越糟。

A: Yeah. If it doesn’t rain,it's going to get critical.

A:是啊。如果再不下雨,情况真的会严重了。

B : There go my flowers!

B:我的花没救了!

A: I guess so. But think about Africa.
 

A:我看是完了。不过想一想非洲。
 

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