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FOX新闻:异族通婚在美国呈上升趋势

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TRANSCRIPT

A new analysis by the Pew Research Center on information collected by the 2015 census shows that one in six couples married that year are an interracial pair.

That means one in every 10 married people, some 11 million Americans, have a spouse of a different race or ethnicity.

The census also finds that the most common pairing in 2015 marriages were whites with Hispanics at 42 percent, followed by Asian and white at 15.

However, the most stark increase in interracial marriages was among the black community with that number increasing some 12 percent since 1980.

Anna Eliopoulos, FOX News.

Adapted from http://www.kekenet.com/broadcast/201903/580077.shtml

VOCABULARY

1. interracial adj. (只用于名词前) involving people of different races 不同种族的人的;种族间的。例如:interracial marriage种族间的通婚
2. ethnicity n. (不可数名词) (technical 术语) the fact of belonging to a particular race 种族渊源;种族特点。例如:Many factors are important, for example class, gender, age and ethnicity. 许多因素都很重要,如阶级、性别、年龄及民族。
3. Hispanic adj. 拉美裔美国籍的 A Hispanic person is a citizen of the United States of America who originally came from Latin America, or whose family originally came from Latin America. 例如:a group of Hispanic doctors in Washington华盛顿的一群拉美裔美国籍医生
4. stark adj. very different to sth. in a way that is easy to see (指区别)明显的,鲜明的。例如:
stark differences鲜明的区别
Social divisions in the city are stark. 城市里各社会阶层有明确的分野。
The good weather was in stark contrast to the storms of previous weeks. 这时的好天气和前几个星期的暴风雨形成鲜明的对比。

QUESTIONS

Listen to the news and choose the best answer to each question you hear.

(Q1) What’s the percentage of an interracial pair in 2015?
(A) One in six. 
(B) One in seven. 
(C) One in eight.  
(D) One in ten.

(Q2) What’s the most common pairing in 2015 marriages?
(A) Whites with whites.
(B) Whites with Hispanics.
(C) Whites with Asian.
(D) Whites with blacks.

(Q3) Which community has the most clear increase in interracial marriages?
(A) Among the white community.
(B) Among the Hispanic community.
(C) Among the Asian community.
(D) Among the black community.

KEY 

(Q1) A。细节题。命题出处:A new analysis by the Pew Research Center on information collected by the 2015 census shows that one in six couples married that year are an interracial pair.

(Q2) B。细节题。命题出处:The census also finds that the most common pairing in 2015 marriages were whites with Hispanics at 42 percent, followed by Asian and white at 15.

(Q3) D。细节题。命题出处:However, the most stark increase in interracial marriages was among the black community with that number increasing some 12 percent since 1980.

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  • 来源:刘立军 2019-04-30