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英国女王发表疫情演讲:We will meet again!

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u TRANSCRIPT

 

I am speaking to you at what I know is an increasingly challenging time. A time of disruption in the life of our country: a disruption that has brought grief to some, financial difficulties to many, and enormous changes to the daily lives of us all.

I want to thank everyone on the NHS front line, as well as care workers and those carrying out essential roles, who selflessly continue their day-to-day duties outside the home in support of us all. I am sure the nation will join me in assuring you that what you do is appreciated and every hour of your hard work brings us closer to a return to more normal times.

I also want to thank those of you who are staying at home, thereby helping to protect the vulnerable and sparing many families the pain already felt by those who have lost loved ones. Together we are tackling this disease, and I want to reassure you that if we remain united and resolute, then we will overcome it.

I hope in the years to come everyone will be able to take pride in how they responded to this challenge. And those who come after us will say the Britons of this generation were as strong as any. That the attributes of self-discipline, of quiet good-humoured resolve and of fellow-feeling still characterise this country. The pride in who we are is not a part of our past, it defines our present and our future.

The moments when the United Kingdom has come together to applaud its care and essential workers will be remembered as an expression of our national spirit; and its symbol will be the rainbows drawn by children.

Across the Commonwealth and around the world, we have seen heart-warming stories of people coming together to help others, be it through delivering food parcels and medicines, checking on neighbours, or converting businesses to help the relief effort.

And though self-isolating may at times be hard, many people of all faiths, and of none, are discovering that it presents an opportunity to slow down, pause and reflect, in prayer or meditation.

It reminds me of the very first broadcast I made, in 1940, helped by my sister. We, as children, spoke from here at Windsor to children who had been evacuated from their homes and sent away for their own safety. Today, once again, many will feel a painful sense of separation from their loved ones. But now, as then, we know, deep down, that it is the right thing to do.

While we have faced challenges before, this one is different. This time we join with all nations across the globe in a common endeavour, using the great advances of science and our instinctive compassion to heal. We will succeed—and that success will belong to every one of us.

We should take comfort that while we may have more still to endure, better days will return.

We will be with our friends again;

We will be with our families again;

We will meet again.

But for now, I send my thanks and warmest good wishes to you all.

 

u VOCABULARY

1. disruption n. 分裂,瓦解; 破裂,毁坏; 中断

2. resolute adj. having or showing great determination 坚决的;有决心的。例如:resolute leadership 坚定的领导

3. evacuate v. to move people from a place of danger to a safer place(把人从危险的地方)疏散,转移,撤离。例如:Police evacuated nearby buildings. 警方已将附近大楼的居民疏散。

 

u QUESTIONS

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

 

I am speaking to you at what I know is an (S1) ______________________________ time. A time of (S2) _____________________ in the life of our country: a disruption that has brought grief to some, financial difficulties to many, and enormous changes to the daily lives of us all.

I want to thank everyone on the NHS front line, as well as (S3) __________________ and those carrying out essential roles, who selflessly continue their day-to-day duties outside the home in support of us all. I am sure the nation will join me in assuring you that what you do is appreciated and every hour of your hard work brings us closer to a return to more normal times.

I also want to thank those of you who are staying at home, thereby helping to protect the vulnerable and sparing many families the pain already felt by those who have lost loved ones. Together we are tackling this disease, and I want to reassure you that if we remain (S4) ____________________, then we will overcome it.

I hope in the years to come everyone will be able to (S5) ____________________ how they responded to this challenge. And those who come after us will say the Britons of this generation were as strong as any. That the attributes of self-discipline, of quiet good-humoured resolve and of fellow-feeling still characterise this country. The pride in who we are is not a part of our past, it defines (S6) ____________________________________.

The moments when the United Kingdom has come together to applaud its care and essential workers will be remembered as an expression of our (S7) _____________________; and its symbol will be the rainbows drawn by children.

Across the Commonwealth and around the world, we have seen heart-warming stories of people coming together to help others, be it through delivering (S8) _________________________, checking on neighbours, or converting businesses to help the relief effort.

And though self-isolating may at times be hard, many people of all faiths, and of none, are discovering that it presents an opportunity to (S9) ___________________, in prayer or meditation.

It reminds me of the very first (S10) ________________ I made, in 1940, helped by my sister. We, as children, spoke from here at Windsor to children who had been evacuated from their homes and sent away for their own safety. Today, once again, many will feel a painful sense of (S11) _________from their loved ones. But now, as then, we know, deep down, that it is the right thing to do.

While we have faced challenges before, this one is different. This time we join with all nations across the globe in a common endeavour, using the great advances of science and our instinctive compassion to heal. We will (S12) _______________—and that success will belong to every one of us.

We should take comfort that while we may have more still to endure, better days will return.

We will be with our (S13) _________________ again;

We will be with our (S14) _________________ again;

We will (S15) ________________ again.

But for now, I send my thanks and warmest good wishes to you all.

 

u KEY

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

 

l 精简版

S1 increasingly challenging

S2 disruption

S3 care workers

S4 united and resolute

S5 take pride in

S6 our present and our future

S7 national spirit

S8 food parcels and medicines

S9 slow down, pause and reflect

S10 broadcast

S11 separation

S12 succeed

S13 friends

S14 families

S15 meet

 

l 完整版

I am speaking to you at what I know is an (S1) increasingly challenging time. A time of (S2) disruption in the life of our country: a disruption that has brought grief to some, financial difficulties to many, and enormous changes to the daily lives of us all.

I want to thank everyone on the NHS front line, as well as (S3) care workers and those carrying out essential roles, who selflessly continue their day-to-day duties outside the home in support of us all. I am sure the nation will join me in assuring you that what you do is appreciated and every hour of your hard work brings us closer to a return to more normal times.

I also want to thank those of you who are staying at home, thereby helping to protect the vulnerable and sparing many families the pain already felt by those who have lost loved ones. Together we are tackling this disease, and I want to reassure you that if we remain (S4) united and resolute, then we will overcome it.

I hope in the years to come everyone will be able to (S5) take pride in how they responded to this challenge. And those who come after us will say the Britons of this generation were as strong as any. That the attributes of self-discipline, of quiet good-humoured resolve and of fellow-feeling still characterise this country. The pride in who we are is not a part of our past, it defines (S6) our present and our future.

The moments when the United Kingdom has come together to applaud its care and essential workers will be remembered as an expression of our (S7) national spirit; and its symbol will be the rainbows drawn by children.

Across the Commonwealth and around the world, we have seen heart-warming stories of people coming together to help others, be it through delivering (S8) food parcels and medicines, checking on neighbours, or converting businesses to help the relief effort.

And though self-isolating may at times be hard, many people of all faiths, and of none, are discovering that it presents an opportunity to (S9) slow down, pause and reflect, in prayer or meditation.

It reminds me of the very first (S10) broadcast I made, in 1940, helped by my sister. We, as children, spoke from here at Windsor to children who had been evacuated from their homes and sent away for their own safety. Today, once again, many will feel a painful sense of (S11) separation from their loved ones. But now, as then, we know, deep down, that it is the right thing to do.

While we have faced challenges before, this one is different. This time we join with all nations across the globe in a common endeavour, using the great advances of science and our instinctive compassion to heal. We will (S12) succeed—and that success will belong to every one of us.

We should take comfort that while we may have more still to endure, better days will return.

We will be with our (S13) friends again;

We will be with our (S14) families again;

We will (S15) meet again.

But for now, I send my thanks and warmest good wishes to you all.

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  • 来源:刘立军 2020-04-23