练习 | Events and Polls Numbers from President Trump's First 100 Days

练习 | Events and Polls Numbers from President Trump's First 100 Days

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特朗普百日执政民意调查。(带练习|新闻听力)

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CNN Student News: Events and Polls Numbers from President Trump's First 100 Days

燕山大学 刘立军 宋葳 编写

◇TRANSCRIPT


CARL AZUZ, CNN 10 ANCHOR: I'm Carl Azuz, and Fridays are awesome! It's great to have you watching CNN 10.

Tomorrow marks 100 days since U.S. President Donald Trump was inaugurated. It's considered a milestone for an American leader. And the president is expected to attend a rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on Saturday to talk about his accomplishments. Like the three previous presidents, Mr. Trump has gotten mixed reviews on his first 100 days in office, but he's gotten lower approval ratings.

In a CNN / ORC poll conducted between April 22nd and April 25th, 44 percent of respondents said they approve of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president, 54 percent said they disapprove. The findings were similar in several other national polls.

On the issue of national security, 50 percent of respondents approved of the president's work, 48 percent disapproved. That number has held steady in recent months.

For health care policy, 36 percent approved of the job the president is doing, 61 percent disapproved. That number took a hit after Republicans in Congress failed to pass the first version of their plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, though they say they're working on a compromise.

On immigration, 41 percent approved, 57 percent disapproved. The president's executive order temporarily banning immigration from certain countries is current tied up in court.

But regarding the Supreme Court, the president's nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill a vacancy was a success. He was narrowly confirmed by the Senate and is now seated on the bench.

And on the economy, 59 percent said U.S. economic conditions are good, 41 percent said they're poor. The stock market has continued to climb despite hitting some bumps.

And President Trump says he's beginning to renegotiate NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement between the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

Adapted from 特朗普百日执政民意调查


◇VOCABULARY

1. inaugurate v. inaugurate sb. (as sth.): to introduce a new public official or leader at a special ceremony 为(某人)举行就职典礼。例如:
He will be inaugurated (as) President in January. 他将于一月份就任总统。

2. milestone n. ( also milepost especially in North American English) a very important stage or event in the development of sth. 重要事件;重要阶段;转折点;里程碑

3. rally n. (可数名词) a large public meeting, especially one held to support a particular idea or political party 公众集会,群众大会(尤指支持某信念或政党的)。 例如:
○to attend/hold a rally参加 / 召集大会
○ a peace/protest, etc. rally和平集会、抗议集会等
○a mass rally in support of the strike支持罢工的群众大会

4. conduct v. (动词 + 名词短语) to organize and / or do a particular activity 组织;安排;实施;执行。例如:
○to conduct an experiment/an inquiry/a survey进行实验 / 询问 / 调查
○The negotiations have been conducted in a positive manner. 已积极进行过谈判。

5. compromise n. (可数名词) an agreement made between two people or groups in which each side gives up some of the things they want so that both sides are happy at the end 妥协;折中;互让;和解。例如:
○After lengthy talks the two sides finally reached a compromise . 双方经过长期的商谈终于达成了妥协。
○In any relationship, you have to make compromises. 在任何关系当中,人们都得作出让步
○a compromise solution / agreement / candidate折中的解决方案 / 协议 / 候选人

6. tie up 使停止,使停滞。


◇QUESTIONS

TASK 1:

Read the table. Then listen to the news and fill in the blanks of the table with the numbers you hear.

Issue

Percentage

of approval

Percentage

of disapproval

More information

National security

________

_________

That number has held steady in recent months.

Health care policy

________

_________

That number took a hit after Republicans in Congress failed to pass the first version of their plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, though they say they’re working on a compromise.

Immigration

________

_________

The president’s executive order temporarily banning immigration from certain countries is current tied up in court.



TASK 2:
Read the statements. Then listen to the news and decide whether the following statements are TRUE (√) or FALSE (×).

1. Like the three previous presidents, Mr. Trump has gotten mixed reviews on his first 100 days  in office, but he's gotten higher approval ratings.

2. In a CNN / ORC poll conducted between April 22nd and April 25th, 54 percent of respondents said they approve of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president, 44 percent said they disapprove.

3. The president's nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill a vacancy was a failure.

4. On the economy, 59 percent said U.S. economic conditions are good, 41 percent said they're poor.

5. President Trump says he's beginning to renegotiate NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement between the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

KEY

TASK 1:


(1) 50

(2) 48

(3) 36

(4) 61

(5) 41

(6) 57

 
TASK 2:

×1. Like the three previous presidents, Mr. Trump has gotten mixed reviews on his first 100 days in office, but he's gotten higher approval ratings.

正确表达:Like the three previous presidents, Mr. Trump has gotten mixed reviews on his first 100 days in office, but he's gotten lower approval ratings.

×2. In a CNN/ORC poll conducted between April 22nd and April 25th, 54 percent of  
respondents said they approve of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president, 44 percent said they disapprove.

正确表达:In a CNN/ORC poll conducted between April 22nd and April 25th, 44 percent of respondents said they approve of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president, 54 percent said they disapprove.

×3. The president's nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill a vacancy was a failure.

正确表达:But regarding the Supreme Court, the president's nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill a vacancy was a success.

√4. On the economy, 59 percent said U.S. economic conditions are good, 41 percent said they're poor.

√5. President Trump says he's beginning to renegotiate NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement between the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

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  • 来源:刘立军、宋葳 2017-09-18