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通过对话,请回答以下问题:

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What does Mia think of the riots in Thailand?


昨天的听力口语材料参考答案如下:

What does Todd think of the riots in Thailand?

It is like a family fight.


重要讲解


1. on alert 处于警戒状态;保持戒备;

例句:Security forces were placed on alert.

治安警备力量进入了警戒状态。


2. turn over (使)翻转;(使)颠倒;(使)倾覆;

例句:Liz picked up the blue envelope and turned it over curiously.

莉兹拿起蓝色信封,好奇地翻过来看。


3. to be honest 老实说;说实在的;

例句:To be honest, I have stopped reading papers for years now.

实话说,我已经好几年不看报纸了。


4. under threat 受到威胁;

例句:The biologist believes that some animal species are under threat of extinction.

那位生物学家相信某些动物物种正受到灭绝的威胁。


5. even though 即使;尽管;纵然;

例句:I don't like spinach even though I know it's good for me.

我不喜欢吃菠菜,虽然我知道它对我有好处。


对话部分


Todd: OK, so Julia, I thought we would talk about social unrest.

托德:朱莉娅,我们来谈谈社会动荡吧。


Julia: OK.

朱莉娅:好。


Todd: So recently in the news there has been a lot of protest, there's been some riots and I believe in your country you actually had riots recently.

托德:最近新闻报道了很多抗议和骚乱事件,你的祖国也有骚乱发生,实际上最近就发生了骚乱。


Julia: We did, yeah, in the summer last year, yeah.

朱莉娅:对,去年夏天。


Todd: That was in London?

托德:是在伦敦发生的吗?


Julia: That was in London and in a few of the other cities around the UK as well. It spread to other cities but mainly centered in London, yeah.

朱莉娅:在伦敦和英国一些其他城市。那场骚乱扩散到了其他城市,不过主要集中在伦敦。


Todd: So what was your perspective of the riots?

托德:你怎么看那些骚乱事件?


Julia: Well we, actually, we were just visiting home and so we just arrived in London right as that all kicked off. So actually I was quite shocked and of course a lot of my friends here were a little bit worried because they knew we were flying into London and London is suddenly all over the news and not in a good way. A lot of violence and quite shocking imagines. You don't think, when you think of London you don't think of people wearing balaclavas and smashing windows and behaving in this violent way.

朱莉娅:实际上,当时我们正好回家乡探望,我们刚抵达伦敦就爆发了骚乱。我非常震惊,我在这里的朋友很担心,因为他们知道我飞去了伦敦,而伦敦突然成为了新闻焦点,而且还是发生了不好的事情。当时有很多暴力事件,非常令人震惊。当提到伦敦时,你不会想到人们戴着巴拉克拉法帽,乱砸窗户,做出暴力行为。


Todd: So it was pretty shocking?

托德:非常令人震惊?


Julia: It was quite shocking but after being there I think within a week it had calmed down and I think the response from the police was very good and from the public was very good and from the media generally it was also very good so it wasn't such a big deal in the end. It was, it wasn't a political movement, it wasn't people protesting anything specific, it was just a kind of unbridled violence so it didn't gain any support.

朱莉娅:非常震惊,我想大概一个星期以后,事态平息了下来,我认为警方、公众的应对都很好,总的来说媒体的反应也很好,所以最后并没有造成严重的后果。那并不是一场政治运动,人们没有具体的抗议目标,只是极端的暴力事件,所以没有得到任何支持。


Todd: Right, so it was just basically kind of releasing maybe youthful angst or kind of built up aggression?

托德:好,基本上来说, 就是年轻人的焦虑,或是累积的攻击行为?


Julia: Tensions of some, yeah, some kind but because it was all focused around consumer goods and a desire to rob stores of products like shoes and TVs and nobody really took it very seriously. You know, I want a pair of Nikes so I'm going to smash this window doesn't really gain much momentum as a movement.

朱莉娅:形势有一些紧张,因为他们的焦点是消费品,他们想抢劫商店,获得鞋和电视这样的商品,没有人把这当回事。就像,如果我想要双耐克鞋,那我就砸了橱窗,这种行动并没有发展下去。


Todd: So there was a lot of opportunism?

托德:有很多投机主义?


Julia: Absolutely. I think that's pretty much all it was, yeah.

朱莉娅:没错。我认为基本上是这样。


Todd: So do you think it's going to happen again in the future?

  托德:那你认为以后还会发生吗?


Julia: No, I don't think so, no, because of the way the public responded and the way it was handled, I don't think it's the kind of thing that would gain momentum again. I don't, I think it was a one off.

朱莉娅:我认为不会,因为公众的应对方式以及事件的解决方式,我认为这类事件不会再发生。只会发生这一次。


Todd: Yeah, a one and done deal?

托德:好,一次性的?


Julia: I think so, yeah.

朱莉娅:我是这样认为的。


Todd: Well that's good.

托德:这很好。


Julia: I hope so.

朱莉娅:我希望如此。


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