练习 | VOA常速:国际瑜伽日

练习 | VOA常速:国际瑜伽日

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国际瑜伽日

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VOA常速:国际瑜伽日

燕山大学 刘立军 编写

◆TRANSCRIPT

Twist the body toward the right side. Finding some peace and calm in a city known for political disagreement. Yeah, this is what diplomacy is. This is sharing ideas across cultures. This is a chance to meet people I wouldn’t meet otherwise. And I love the fact that we’re here on the West Lawn, because what a perfect place, you know America’s wonderful front yard, where we can get together and you know, sweat it out a little bit.

Four years ago, the United Nations declared June 21st as the International Day of Yoga, so Indian Embassies around the world celebrate in the week around the event. Here in Washington DC, the Embassy hosts an annual gathering on the Lawn of the US Capitol to recognize what the Ambassador says is the widespread appeal of yoga. Some gift from the philosophy and practice of ancient India. But it is something which is there for all humanity. It is something which is a response if you like to the stresses of modern life. It’s something which makes the person look inward, (and) see his place in the universe. It’s something which bonds person to person no matter what nationality, what religion they belong to.

Yoga includes physical, mental and spiritual elements and although its exact history is difficult to pin down, it is believed to have begun in India several thousand years ago. In recent decades, its popularity has grown rapidly outside the country. It looks like all the people here and I’m not talking about Indians. I’m talking with all my friends from all over the world. Why? This is really a great occasion to be here. Taking the time to breathe a bit deeper and stretch a little further, showing that even in Washington, consensus and harmony are still possible.

Jill Craig VOA News Washington.

Exhale and slowly return to the staring position.

Adapted from http://www.kekenet.com/broadcast/201806/556784.shtml

◆VOCABULARY

1. Yoga n. a system of exercises for your body and for controlling your breathing, used by people who want to become fitter or to relax 瑜伽术(健体和控制呼吸的锻炼)

2. the US Capitol 美国国会大厦 

3. capitol n. (usually the Capitol) the building in Washington DC where the US Congress (= the national parliament) meets to work on new laws (美国)国会大厦

4. pin down: to find sb. and make them answer a question or tell you sth. you need to know 找某人查问;使说清楚。例如:I need the up-to-date sales figures but I can never pin him down at the office. 我需要最新的销售数字,可就是不能在办公室找到他问清楚。

5. consensus n. consensus (among sb.) | consensus (about sth.) | consensus (that … ) an opinion that all members of a group agree with 一致的意见;共识。例如:
There is a general consensus among teachers about the need for greater security in schools. 教师们对必须加强学校的保安有普遍的共识。
There seems to be a consensus that the plan should be rejected. 看来人们一致同意放弃这一计划。
There is a growing consensus of opinion on this issue. 对这个问题的看法日趋一致。
an attempt to reach a consensus达成共识的尝试
She is skilled at achieving consensus on sensitive issues. 她擅长就敏感问题进行斡旋达成共识。

6. harmony n. a state of peaceful existence and agreement 融洽;和睦。例如:
the need to be in harmony with our environment同我们的环境协调的必要
to live together in perfect harmony十分和睦地一同生活
social / racial harmony社会 / 种族融洽

◆QUESTIONS

Read the passage. Then listen to the news and fill in the blanks with the information (words, phrases or sentences) you hear.

Twist the body toward the right side. Finding some peace and calm in a city known for political disagreement. Yeah, this is what diplomacy is. This is sharing ideas across (Q1) _____________. This is a chance to (Q2) _________________________ I wouldn’t meet otherwise. And I love the fact that we’re here on the West Lawn, because what a perfect place, you know America’s wonderful front yard, where we can get together and you know, sweat it out a little bit.

Four years ago, the United Nations declared (Q3)_____________________ as the International Day of Yoga, so Indian Embassies around the world celebrate in the week around the event. Here in Washington DC, the Embassy hosts an (Q4) __________________ gathering on the Lawn of the US Capitol to recognize what the Ambassador says is the widespread appeal of yoga. Some gift from the philosophy and practice of ancient India. But it is something which is there for all (Q5 ) __________. It is something which is a (Q6) _____________________ if you like to the stresses of modern life. It’s something which (Q7)____________________ the person look inward, (and) see his place in the universe. It’s something which (Q8) _____________________ person to person no matter what nationality, what religion they belong to.

Yoga includes (Q9) _____________________________________ elements and although its exact history is difficult to pin down, it is believed to have begun in India several thousand years ago. In recent decades, its popularity has grown rapidly outside the country. It looks like all the people here and I’m not talking about Indians. I’m talking with all my friends from all over the world. Why? This is really a great occasion to be here. Taking the time to breathe a bit deeper and stretch a little further, showing that even in Washington, (Q10)_______________________________ are still possible.

Jill Craig VOA News Washington.

Exhale and slowly return to the staring position.

◆KEY 

Read the passage. Then listen to the news and fill in the blanks with the information (words, phrases or sentences) you hear.

Twist the body toward the right side. Finding some peace and calm in a city known for political disagreement. Yeah, this is what diplomacy is. This is sharing ideas across (Q1) cultures. This is a chance to (Q2) meet people I wouldn’t meet otherwise. And I love the fact that we’re here on the West Lawn, because what a perfect place, you know America’s wonderful front yard, where we can get together and you know, sweat it out a little bit.

Four years ago, the United Nations declared (Q3) June 21st as the International Day of Yoga, so Indian Embassies around the world celebrate in the week around the event. Here in Washington DC, the Embassy hosts an (Q4) annual gathering on the Lawn of the US Capitol to recognize what the Ambassador says is the widespread appeal of yoga. Some gift from the philosophy and practice of ancient India. But it is something which is there for all (Q5)humanity. It is something which is a (Q6) response if you like to the stresses of modern life. It’s something which (Q7) makes the person look inward, (and) see his place in the universe. It’s something which (Q8) bonds person to person no matter what nationality, what religion they belong to.

Yoga includes (Q9) physical, mental and spiritual elements and although its exact history is difficult to pin down, it is believed to have begun in India several thousand years ago. In recent decades, its popularity has grown rapidly outside the country. It looks like all the people here and I’m not talking about Indians. I’m talking with all my friends from all over the world. Why? This is really a great occasion to be here. Taking the time to breathe a bit deeper and stretch a little further, showing that even in Washington, (Q10)consensus and harmony are still possible.

Jill Craig VOA News Washington.

Exhale and slowly return to the staring position.


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