练习 | 经济学家谈疫情后的经济形势

练习 | 经济学家谈疫情后的经济形势

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A full recovery will take time.

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VOA慢速:经济学家谈疫情后的经济形势
燕山大学 刘立军 供稿

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Very few economists expect a strong economic recovery worldwide after the coronavirus health crisis ends, a new study found.

The Reuters news agency says it spoke with more than 250 economists and only 15 predicted what is called a "V-Shaped" recovery. A V-shaped recovery is one where the numbers rise quickly after a sharp drop.

Many of those questioned predicted a slower recovery or one with a lot of ups and downs before a long period of economic expansion.

U.S. President Donald Trump has said the United States economy would "skyrocket" as soon as the health crisis passes.

Some economists, however, say they believe a full recovery will take time.

The economists who talked to Reuters say one of the biggest questions is how to fuel economic activity without causing a jump in COVID-19 cases. Health experts are worried about the disease spreading when people once again return to stores, travel, and play.

Conditions such as the coronavirus give rise to many unproven cures and other advice about fighting or preventing the disease.

The latest false information on social media is the idea that people should take high levels of Vitamin D. Yet health experts say do not do it.

"There have been some news reports about vitamin D reducing the risk of coronavirus. However, there is no evidence that this is the case," notes the British National Health Service.

Too much Vitamin D can cause heart problems, kidney damage and other medical conditions.
Experts say the body creates its own Vitamin D when exposed to sunlight. They say the best foods with high levels of the vitamin are fish, such as salmon and tuna, or just a cold glass of fortified milk.

I'm Susan Shand.

Adapted from http://www.kekenet.com/broadcast/202006/611613.shtml

VOCABULARY

1. salmon n. 鲑;大麻哈鱼
2. tuna n. 金枪鱼
3. fortify v. fortify sth. (with sth.) to increase the strength or quality of food or drink by adding sth. to it (加入某物)强化(食品或饮料);提高(食物)的营养价值

QUESTIONS

Read the statements. Then listen to the news and decide whether the statements are true (T) or false (F).

1. Many economists expect a slow economic recovery from COVID-19.
2. According to the Reuters, only 50 economists predicted what is called a "V-Shaped" recovery. 
3. A V-shaped recovery is one where the numbers rise quickly after a sharp drop.
4. U.S. President Donald Trump has said the United States economy would "skyrocket" as soon as the health crisis passes.
5. Some economists argue that they believe a full recovery will take time.
6. The economists say one of the biggest questions is how to fuel economic activity without causing a jump in COVID-19 cases. 
7. Health experts are worried about the disease spreading when people once again return to stores, travel, and play.
8. The latest false information on social media is the idea that people should not take high levels of Vitamin D. 
9. Too much Vitamin C can cause heart problems, kidney damage and other medical conditions.
10. Health experts say the best foods with high levels of the vitamin are fish, or just a cold glass of fortified orange juice.

KEY 

Read the statements. Then listen to the news and decide whether the statements are true (T) or false (F).

(T) 1. Many economists expect a slow economic recovery from COVID-19.
(F) 2. According to the Reuters, only 50 economists predicted what is called a "V-Shaped" recovery. (正确表达)According to the Reuters, only 15 economists predicted what is called a   "V-Shaped" recovery. 
(T) 3. A V-shaped recovery is one where the numbers rise quickly after a sharp drop.
(T) 4. U.S. President Donald Trump has said the United States economy would "skyrocket" as soon as the health crisis passes.
(T) 5. Some economists argue that they believe a full recovery will take time.
(T) 6. The economists say one of the biggest questions is how to fuel economic activity without causing a jump in COVID-19 cases. 
(T) 7. Health experts are worried about the disease spreading when people once again return to stores, travel, and play.
(F) 8. The latest false information on social media is the idea that people should not take high levels of Vitamin D. (正确表达)The latest false information on social media is the idea that people should take high levels of Vitamin D. 
(F) 9. Too much Vitamin C can cause heart problems, kidney damage and other medical conditions. (正确表达)Too much Vitamin D can cause heart problems, kidney damage and other medical conditions.
(F) 10. Health experts say the best foods with high levels of the vitamin are fish, or just a cold glass of fortified orange juice. (正确表达)Health experts say the best foods with high levels of the vitamin are fish, or just a cold glass of fortified milk.

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  • 时长:3.0分钟
  • 语速:114wpm
  • 来源:刘立军 2020-07-27