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US President Donald Trump shows his signature on an Executive Order on Safe Policing for Safe Communities, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, June 16, 2020. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)
2020年即将走到一半,在中共病毒疫情之后,非裔男子之死引发的种族争议延烧,全美多处发生暴力事件,考验着美国总统川普的领导能力。尽管遭受许多攻击,川普在保守派的共和党选民中支持率仍高达96%!
如果我们要学好英文、说好英文,就要熟练掌握这4大基本句型,这也是我们英文学习中一定要掌握的重点。
A MTA employee stands in a empty Grand Central Terminal during the morning rush hour in New York City on May 6, 2020. - Authorities say conditions in New York -- the epicenter of the pandemic, with more than 19,000 confirmed or probable deaths -- are slowly improving, but that it's too soon to relax confinement measures. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP) (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images)
随着重要疫区疫情减缓,美国总统川普刻不容缓地敦促经济复苏,报告纾困金的使用情况,同时也宣布全国降半旗向受害者致意。除此之外,他也不断对抗混淆是非的假讯息,提醒民众,中共释放假消息、进行政治宣传鼓吹,都是对世界进行残忍的大屠杀!
英文高分秘诀:固定词组记忆法
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 07: U.S. first lady Melania Trump prays with President Donald Trump during a National Day of Prayer event in the Rose Garden at the White House May 07, 2020 in Washington, DC. The White House invited faith leaders from across the country to participate in the event which was held during the novel coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
温馨的五月里,除了天气转暖和外,也渐渐感受到疫情的趋缓,川普宣布将购买30亿美元的农产品协助美国农民。川普也主持了美国国家祈祷日的活动,祈求神的祝福,希望美国早日康复、并更加强大。在母亲节这天,他也发表声明,感恩伟大的母亲!
小心三大误用代名词的陷阱。
很多人一看到很长的单字,就被它吓倒了。其实,如果找到记忆复合词的规律,你就会发现这个看上去很难记住的单字,其实很好记。
President Trump Signs the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act President Donald J. Trump displays his signature on H.R. 266, the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act Friday, April 24, 2020, joined by from left to right Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, Sen. Roy Blunt, R-MO, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration Jovita Carranza and House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., in the Oval Office of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)
面对“中共病毒”(冠状病毒)这个看不见的敌人,美国总统川普仍继续为人民奔走!敦促两院赶紧追加预算,纾困企业、补贴个人工作收入与增强医疗措施;对外更积极捍卫美国劳工的工作权,签属暂停移民入境命令,限制外籍劳工进入美国工作。该命令获得近八成民众的支持,执政党(共和党)内的支持率更超过九成六,这显示川普总统的执政团队,目前仍受到多数美国人民的信赖。
在学英文的过程中,有没有因为记不住单字而苦恼的经历呢? 有没有因为自己的字汇量少而读不懂文章、写不好作文的时候呢? 如果你也有这种烦恼,那你不妨学学把单字分类记忆吧!
US-HEALTH-VIRUS-BRIEFING US Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin (L), US President Donald Trump (C) and US Vice President Mike Pence (R) participate in the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, in the Brady Briefing Room at the White House on April 13, 2020, in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)
几周以来,美国累计确诊中共肺炎(武汉肺炎)人数已超过55万人次,逾2万人死亡,也造成重大经济损失。美国总统川普在复活节之际进行祷告,祈求神的指引,他也在推特上针对假新闻辟谣,强调政府会支持中小企业度过难关,更感谢国际社会给予美国的协助。
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 29: U.S. President Donald Trump takes questions from reporters in the Rose Garden for the daily coronavirus briefing at the White House on March 29, 2020 in Washington, DC. The United States is advising residents of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut not to travel domestically after the number of reported coronavirus deaths doubled to over 2,000 nationwide within two days. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
“(中共肺炎)死亡率将在两周内来到高峰,请记得!”美国总统川普在3月29日的白宫记者会上提醒民众,在这个非常时期保持社交距离,严格遵守防疫指示。他称赞牺牲自己成就他人的美国民众,并呼吁所有人团结,齐心度过艰难时刻,期待胜利曙光!
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 14: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks in the press briefing room at the White House on March 14, 2020 in Washington, DC. President Trump also told reporters he was tested for the novel coronavirus Friday night but did not reveal the results and said he did not know when he would get them. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
虽然美国在疫情爆发前,总统就下令对外采取防堵措施,但随着NBA球星、好莱坞影星等相继感染确诊,东西岸几大城市,包括西雅图、洛杉矶、纽约等也纷纷宣布进入紧急状态!非常时期,身为领袖的川普,肩上的责任更显沉重。
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 26: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the beginning of a new conference with members of the coronavirus task force, including Vice President Mike Pence in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House February 26, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump updated the American people about what his administration's 'whole of government' response to the global coronavirus outbreak. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
新冠病毒(武汉肺炎)疫情在过去几周内仍持续延烧!生活在地球另一端的欧美人士,从原本的事不关己,却也因为意大利的疫情失控,造成人心惶惶、超市抢粮;美国则是道琼股市大跌一千多点。反对川普的人士甚至媒体,也正为此大作文章,然而,早在疫情扩大、爆发之前,美国政府在第一时间,就采取有效且强制的措施,将疫情阻挡在外。
A self-contained breathing apparatus and a photo of recruits is pictured on a plaque inside a Washington State Patrol Fire Training Academy dormitory which has been designated as a 2019 novel coronavirus quarantine site for travelers from Hubei Province, China who have been exposed, are not yet symptomatic and cannot self-quarantine, February 6, 2020 in North Bend, Washington. - The Washington State Patrol Fire Training Academy near North Bend has been chosen as a new quarantine site for people returning to the United States from the Chinese province at the center of the new coronavirus outbreak. (Photo by Jason Redmond / AFP) (Photo by JASON REDMOND/AFP via Getty Images)
短短一周,全世界因为爆发自中国湖北省的中共肺炎而“发烧中”!美国是全世界第一个宣布撤侨及并限制中国人入境的国家,以阻绝疫情及保护国民。与此同时,美国总统川普也表明协助中国对抗疫情的意愿。
A calf (L) and a hamster (R) are displayed during a ceremony held to mark the passage from the Chinese "Year of Rat" to the "Year of Ox" at the Sunshine International Aquarium in Tokyo on December 26, 2008. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA (Photo credit should read TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP via Getty Images)
2020年是十二生肖里的鼠年。鼠也是十二生肖里排名第一的动物。 The year 2020 is the year of the mouse. It ranks number one out of the twelve animal signs.
传统中国新年在围炉时,桌上会出现的几道菜色,想必大家都不陌生。但,我们要怎么跟外国人介绍这些传统年菜的英文与典故呢?
President Trump Addresses The Nation After Iranian Attacks In Iraq Target Bases Where U.S. Troops Stationed WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 08: With a portrait of former U.S. President George W. Bush hanging in the Grand Foyer (R), President Donald Trump speaks from the White House January 08, 2020 in Washington, DC. During his remarks Trump addressed the Iranian missile attacks that took place last night in Iraq. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
美国总统川普因为下令击杀伊朗高阶将领,同时也是头号恐怖份子领袖苏雷曼尼(Qassem Soleimani),造成近日美伊两国的情势一度紧张。美国防部发出声明,为确保美国人民与美国安全,甚至全球利益,美国须采取必要行动!
President Trump Signs National Defense Authorization Act At Joint Base Andrews JOINT BASE ANDREWS, MARYLAND - DECEMBER 20: Operations Chef John Raymond and US President Donald Trump at the signing ceremony for S.1709, The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 on December 20, 2019 in Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. President Trump is headed to Florida for the Holidays after a historic impeachment vote on the house floor this week. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
“Keep America Great Again!”(让美国再次伟大!) 真的不只是口号!美国总统川普以行动证明,美国的强大与世界第一,并不是浪得虚名。川普在2019年12月21日签署《2020国防授权法案》,除了陆、海、空三军外,正式成立另一支菁英部队,叫做“太空军队”(the Space Force)。
US President Donald Trump watches the game with members of the Navy during the Army-Navy football game in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on December 14, 2019. (Photo by Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)
美式足球或美式橄榄球(American Football),这是一个全世界只有美国人在玩的运动。根据《富比士》资料,2019年超级杯(NFL)时段的电视广告费用,创下30秒钟以约台币1.6亿元售出的纪录。是什么魔力让这个运动“价值超凡”?本周让我们一起来了解美式橄榄球的威力!
TOPSHOT - US President Donald Trump poses for selfies during a Thanksgiving dinner with US troops at Bagram Air Field during a surprise visit on November 28, 2019 in Afghanistan. (Photo by Olivier Douliery / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)
感恩节(Thanksgiving Day)在西方是年度最重要的节日之一。家人及亲朋好友会在这天团圆相聚,借着火鸡大餐之际叙叙旧,回顾这一年的努力,并且聊聊未来的心愿与展望。川普总统选择到美军在阿富汗的基地,与这些阵前将士们同乐,感恩他们远在他乡,却为国家无私的奉献及付出。
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 04: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on November 04, 2019 in New York City. U.S. stocks finished at records highs on Monday with the Dow Jones Industrial Average rising 114 points to close at a record high. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
尽管联邦众议院议长裴洛西(Nancy Pelosi)和民主党人士仍在运作对川普总统的弹劾案,甚至持续透过媒体与假新闻进行不实的指控,川普仍然以事实与实力证明,美国当前的经济大好、工作就业机会佳、企业持续回流投资等。当然,股市大涨更是一国经济强盛的不争事实。
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 26: People walk by Trump Tower on September 26, 2019 in New York City. Following the controversy over the phone call between Donald Trump and the president of Ukraine, senate Democrats have launched an impeachment inquiry as the events around the call and the actions following it continue to be of concern to lawmakers. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
从小在纽约市皇后区长大的川普总统近日感慨:“纽约不再!”身为纽约客(New Yorker),川普感到骄傲;而坐落在纽约市第五大道上的川普大楼(Trump Tower),更是他成就霸业中的经典。对于纽约,他贡献良多;但却因为政治理念不同,近年来,川普却未受到善意或合理的对待。
DALLAS, TEXAS - OCTOBER 17: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a "Keep America Great" Campaign Rally at American Airlines Center on October 17, 2019 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
2019年10月17日,川普总统在美国德州达拉斯的空军中心体育馆举办造势活动。到场支持民众的数量不仅将室内会场挤满,无法入内的,场外更有电视墙直播实况。值得一提的是,入场民众的耐心排队、守秩序、环境清洁维护等,所有细节都展示出民主国家的风范与素养。
PHILADELPHIA - DECEMBER 8: Vice President of the United States Joe Biden watches a game between the Army Black Knights and the Navy Midshipman on December 8, 2012 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Navy won 17-13. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
2020年美国总统大选即将在明年的11月3日举行,虽然还有长达一年的时间,但两党主要竞争对手,都早已磨拳擦掌,进行着各种造势与相关的活动,以拉抬声势。现任总统川普,除了长期备受反对党在政治上的抹黑与迫害(Witch Hunt),还遭受多数主流媒体的偏颇报导。近日,川普总统干脆自己在推特上发文,指出民主党角逐总统大选提名的候选人乔.拜登(Joe Biden)说过的谎言,供选民一起来检视它的真实性。
TOLEDO, OH - SEPTEMBER 18: General Motors workers wave at passing cars in front of the GM Powertrain Plant on September 18, 2019 in Toledo, Ohio. GM and the United Auto Workers union, which is leading its first strike against the auto maker since 2007, bargained into the evening yesterday and had plans to continue today over wages and health care, according to published reports citing sources familiar with the negotiations. (Photo by J.D. Pooley/Getty Images)
近期川普总统为全面翻转美国汽车产业,重拾以往美国汽车制造的荣景,施展奇招:降低车辆废气排放标准;甚至还得到德国总理梅克尔的支持。除环保人士立即严正抗议反对外,一般民众多数是雾里看花,甚至不解,到底这葫芦里卖的是什么药?难道这只为提振经济、赚大钱,却放弃环保、制造空污,进而破坏地球的举动吗?
A Chinese military policeman guards the front of t BEIJING, CHINA: A Chinese military policeman guards the front of the US embassy in Beijing as a US delegation prepares to leave the US embassy in Beijing 18 April 2001 to China's foreign ministry for talks on a midair collision between a Chinese fighter jet and a US surveillance plane that severely strained US-Sino relations. The eight-member delegation will ask the Chinese "tough questions" about their interceptions of US surveillance planes and demand the return of the EP-3 Orion that made an emergency landing in China after the April 1 collision. AFP PHOTO/Stephen SHAVER (Photo credit should read STEPHEN SHAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
美中贸易这个烫手山芋,没有一任美国总统愿意采强硬态度处理!除了重拾美国第一、让美国再次伟大的信念之外,还有什么原因,让这位“被赋予神圣使命的”总统,择善固执?
BEIJING, CHINA - NOVEMBER 9: U.S. President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping (not shown) speak to business leaders at the Great Hall of the People on November 9, 2017 in Beijing, China. Trump is on a 10-day trip to Asia. (Photo by Thomas Peter-Pool/Getty Images)
美中贸易议题,持续延烧!早在去年3月开始,美国即采渐进式与谈判式的作法,擘划时程,展开对中国政府加征关税的举动。原因当然包括从2000年以来,持续超额的贸易逆差与层出不穷的智慧财产窃盗问题,迫使川普总统不得不采取行动,以维护美国国家与国民的权益;当然,期间中国政府企图采取的手段与谈判策略,最终却都以“无法履行承诺”而告终,讲究诚信的美国,只好如实地采取必要行动。
US-politics-trump-shooting-crime US President Donald Trump (R) greets Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley (C) as he arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio on August 7, 2019. Trump is visiting the mass shooting sites in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas. - Nine people were killed on August 4 in Dayton's popular Oregon District. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
2019年8月3日、4日,连续两天,位于美国德州的艾尔帕索(El Paso)及俄亥俄州的岱顿镇(Dayton)相继发生大规模枪击事件,不但造成人员的伤亡,又再次突显美国枪支泛滥问题;当然,枪手的身家背景、精神与心理状态,又再次沦为讨论与关注。
休闲的时间上网时,也可以尝试看外语网站的新闻或感兴趣的议题,很多人从这当中学习到本国文化中没有的新知识,这也是一种很好的文化学习,既学习了外语,又拓展了视野,添增了生活的乐趣。
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 02: U.S. President Donald Trump (R) speaks as he announces his nominee for the chairman of the Federal Reserve Jerome Powell during a press event in the Rose Garden at the White House, November 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. Current Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen's term expires in February. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
“央行降息”、“货币政策”、“量化宽松”,这些经济上的专有名词,又如何影响一般民众的生活呢?美国总统川普为国政竭尽心力,希望美国人民过得更好,近日他向美国联邦准备理事会提出建言,好让美国经济更具竞争力。