双语阅读 | 可以为服装申请专利吗?

Can You Patent Clothing?可以为服装申请专利吗?曹艺凡 供稿If you've just finished working on a new line of clothing, you're probably wondering whether you can protect it with a patent? The USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) issues design patents that protect the aesthetics or ornamental appearance of an object and utility patents that protect the functional aspects of an article of clothing. So, can a patent protect your clothing?如果你刚刚完成了新一季的服装设计,你可能会好奇是否可以为其申请专利?美国专利及商标局(USPTO)可授权外观设计专利,用以保护产品富有美感或具有装饰性的外观设计;还可授予实用专利,用以保护服装的功能性设计。那么,专利可以保护你的服装设计吗?The short answer is yes, you can patent clothing using a design patent or utility patent. Patenting your clothing will allow you to restrict others from using, making, selling, and importing the patented clothing without your express permission.回答是肯定的,你可以为服装申请外观设计或者实用专利。一旦你的服装取得专利,他人就不得在未经你明确许可的情况下使用、制造、销售和进口该专利服装。You'll have the exclusive right to make and sell your clothing line, you will also be able to license the design or the invention of your clothing to third parties in exchange for a licensing fee. Also, if you wish, you can sell the patented design to another party.你将拥有制造和销售该系列服装的独家权利。此外,你还可以授权第三方使用该服装设计或发明,以赚取授权费。另外,如果你愿意,可以将专利设计出售给另一方。If the piece of clothing or apparel that you want to protect has a new, functional aspect, you can file a utility patent application. Utility patents protect functional items, including clothing that has a new and unique function.如果你想保护的服装具有新功能,那么可以提出实用专利申请。实用专利保护功能性产品,包括具有全新独特功能的服装。Problems with Protecting Clothing with a Patent利用专利保护服装的不足Now that we have covered how you can protect an article of clothing using either a utility patent or design patent, it’s important to understand the shortcomings associated with patent law protecting clothing.前文已介绍如何利用实用或外观设计专利来保护服装,那么了解利用专利法保护服装有哪些不足就十分重要了。It often takes the USPTO 20 months to approve or deny a design patent application and this is simply too slow in the fashion industry where trends tend to move fairly quickly. Often times, the design that’s sought to be patented is already out of fashion by the time the patent office issues the design patent. The USPTO does offer an expedited means of obtaining a design patent, but even then it takes 10 to 12 months to get a design patent approved.美国专利及商标局通常需要20个月的时间来通过或拒绝一项外观设计专利申请,但是时尚界的更新换代非常迅速,这个审批速度实在太慢。大多数情况下,在专利局通过外观设计专利时,申请专利的设计已经过时。即使美国专利及商标局提供了获批外观设计专利的快捷方式,也需要至少10到12个月的时间。In addition, although many makers of unique clothing designs will benefit from patenting their new designs, it is often cost-prohibitive for some people.此外,尽管许多拥有独特服装设计的制造商因其设计的专利保护而获益,但对一些人而言,申请专利的成本往往太过高昂。If you're an individual designer, you should expect to pay between $1,740 to $3,980 for an attorney to prepare and file your design patent application.如果你是独立设计师,你要预备1740至3980美元聘请律师,为你准备并提交设计专利的申请。【Vocabulary】1. aesthetics n.(审)美学2. ornamental adj. 装饰的;点缀的3. apparel n.(商店出售的)服装4. expedite v. 加速5. attorney n. 律师(封面图片来源于摄图网,版权归摄图网所有)

双语阅读 | 鱼是怎么睡觉的?

How Do Fish Sleep?鱼是怎么睡觉的?曹艺凡 供稿Sleep plays an essential role in our overall functioning, development, and how long we live. Without enough sleep, our health and cognitive performance suffers. The same goes for animals, including fish.睡眠对我们身体的整体机能、发育和寿命长短有着至关重要的影响。缺乏足够的睡眠,我们的身体健康和认知能力就会受损。这对动物也是如此,包括鱼类。While nearly all animals sleep, the way they sleep can be very different, especially in the case of fish. Fish sleep looks so different that many researchers prefer to call it rest instead of sleep.虽然几乎所有的动物都会睡觉,但它们的睡眠方式大相径庭,特别是鱼类。鱼类的睡眠看起来如此不同,许多研究人员更愿意称其为休息,而不是睡眠。Do Fish Sleep?鱼会睡觉吗?Many types of fish appear to sleep, but fish sleep differs from what we usually think of as sleep. Researchers have not been able to measure the familiar brain wave patterns that characterize human sleep and the sleep of many other animals in most fish, so researchers often refer to fish sleep as rest. Also, since most fish do not have eyelids, they can’t close their eyes during this rest.很多种类的鱼似乎都会睡觉,但鱼的睡眠与我们通常所认为的睡眠不同。人类和许多其他动物在睡眠中会伴随有各种脑电波波形,但在大多数鱼类身上,研究人员尚未检测到类似波形。因此,研究人员一般把鱼的睡眠称为休息。此外,由于大多数鱼没有眼睑,它们在这种休息中无法闭眼。Fish appear to be more alert than humans are during sleep, which may give them more time to react to potential threats in their environment. Still, fish do slow down metabolic processes in their resting state, much like humans. They physically slow down as well, with some fish floating in place.鱼在睡眠期间看起来比人类更警觉,这样,它们就可能有更多时间对环境中的潜在威胁作出反应。然而,就像人类一样,鱼在休息状态下的新陈代谢还是会放缓。它们的动作也会减慢,有些鱼会漂浮在适宜的地方。How Do Researchers Know That a Fish Is Sleeping?研究人员如何得知一条鱼在睡觉?Since fish do not look very different when they are asleep, it can be difficult to determine whether a fish is resting or awake. However, during a state of rest, fish are much less responsive. Some may appear to stop moving completely, and can even be touched or handled without waking up.由于鱼在睡着的时候看起来没有什么不同,所以很难确定一条鱼是在休息还是醒着。但在休息状态下,鱼的反应能力要弱得多。一些鱼可能看起来完全不动,甚至在被触碰或拿起来的时候都不会醒过来。Moreover, some fish are more vulnerable to being attacked by predators at night, which suggests that they are diurnal, or resting and less alert at night. Studies have found that certain fish species experience more deaths in the first two hours after sunset, which indicates that these fish tend to fall asleep at that time.此外,一些鱼在夜间更容易受到捕食者的攻击,这表明它们主要在白天活动,在夜间会进入休息状态因而不太警觉。研究发现,某些鱼类在日落后两小时的死亡数量更多,表明这些鱼在那个时间段更容易进入睡眠状态。A lack of responsiveness is often a sign of fish sleep, but researchers have found additional markers of sleep that fish share with humans and other animals. For example, studies show that melatonin may regulate the sleep-wake cycles in zebrafish. Zebrafish also appear to have distinct stages of sleep like humans, and follow a circadian rhythm.缺乏反应能力通常是鱼类进入睡眠的标志,但研究人员发现了鱼类和人类以及其他动物所共有的其他睡眠标志。例如,研究表明,褪黑素或许可以调节斑马鱼的睡眠—觉醒周期。斑马鱼似乎也像人类一样拥有明显不同的睡眠阶段,遵循着昼夜节律。The Stages of Fish Sleep鱼类睡眠的不同阶段Humans cycle through four stages of sleep, including two stages of light sleep, one stage of slow-wave, deep sleep, and one stage of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. Although fish do not have a neocortex like humans, researchers were able to monitor the brain activity, heart rate, and eye and muscle movement in zebrafish to document two stages of sleep that are similar to slow-wave sleep and REM sleep.人类睡眠可以分为四个阶段,包括两个轻度睡眠阶段、一个慢波深度睡眠阶段、以及一个快速眼动(REM)睡眠阶段。尽管鱼类不像人类那样拥有大脑新皮质,但研究人员还是能够监测到斑马鱼的大脑活动、心率、眼睛和肌肉运动,记录两个与慢波睡眠和快速眼动睡眠相似的睡眠阶段。When fish do not get enough sleep, they seem to be vulnerable to the effects of sleep deprivation. After a night of sleep deprivation, zebrafish experience a sleep rebound, in which they catch up on sleep.当鱼没有得到足够的睡眠时,它们似乎很容易受到睡眠不足的影响。整夜的睡眠不足会使斑马鱼出现睡眠反弹现象,在这个过程中它们会补足睡眠。This resting state is so essential to fish that they will find ways to maintain a bare minimum of sleep, just like other animals. For example, if fish are subjected to experiments in which their sleep is interrupted, they will eventually nod off into microsleeps, managing to obtain at least 5% to 10% of their normal amount of sleep.这种休息状态对鱼来说是非常重要的。它们会像其他动物一样,想办法维持最低水平的睡眠。例如,如果鱼经历了睡眠被打断的实验,它们最后会打瞌睡至微睡眠模式,从而获得至少5%—10%的正常睡眠量。【Vocabulary】1. predator n. 捕食者2. diurnal adj. 日间活动的3. melatonin n. 褪黑素4. circadian adj. (指每24小时人或动物体内变化)昼夜节律的,生理节奏的5. neocortex n. (大脑)新皮质6. deprivation n. 缺乏;剥夺7. rebound n. 反弹(封面图片来源于摄图网,版权归摄图网所有)

双语阅读 | 为什么刘畊宏突然爆火?

Why Has Liu Genghong Become an Online Hit为什么刘畊宏突然爆火?何雅蕙 供稿Millions of people in China now share a common routine: A fitness session with their new star personal trainer Liu Genghong.现在,中国老百姓有一个共同日常:跟着他们的明星私教刘畊宏跳健身操。The couple is usually seen exercising to the fast-paced tune of pop singer Jay Chou’s “Compendium of Materia Medica” and others. Snippets of the workout where Liu appears in a red tank top and black slacks with his wife have since gone viral on social media.刘畊宏夫妇的运动常以流行歌手周杰伦的各种快节奏音乐为背景音乐,如本草纲目等。在刘畊宏的直播片段里,他常常身着红色背心和黑色短裤,与妻子一起做运动。他的直播在社交媒体上爆火。Liu’s workout sessions have been so popular that they have broken Douyin’s livestreaming record for 2022 so far, according to data analysis platform Chanmama. Within one month, his livestreams have been viewed nearly 40 million times altogether, with his most popular session attracting over 1 million live views.蝉妈妈数据分析平台显示,刘畊宏的健身直播爆火,打破了2022年抖音的直播记录。仅一个月内,他的直播总浏览量为4000万次,而他最火爆的健身操的实时直播观众超过了100万人。Liu’s followers have also increased from 5 million to 33 million in just 10 weeks.仅仅10周,刘畊宏的粉丝量就从500万涨到了3300万。“Li Jiaqi empties our wallet, Liu Genghong empties our body,” has become one of the most popular comments on microblogging platform Weibo lately.最近微博上的一热评称:“被李佳琦榨干了钱包,被刘畊宏榨干了身体”。Opportunity favors the prepared机会总是留给有准备的人Liu has been a fitness fanatic for more than 30 years, and has published several books, including A Fitness Book by Kent-Hung in 2004, and Fitness Can Change Your Life in 2014.刘畊宏对健身的狂热从30多年前就开始了。这期间,他曾出版了几本书籍,比如2004年出版的《畊宏健身书》以及2014年出版的《健身,就能改变人生》。In 2013, Liu participated in the CCTV2 weight loss programme Super Diet King, aka The Biggest Loser, as a motivational coach, and later also became a fitness instructor for the Jiangsu TV show Changing My Life, in which he also helped overweight people to become fit. After that, more fitness programs followed, including the 2017 Challenge the Limit show.2013年,刘畊宏担任CCTV2台减肥节目《超级减肥王》的健身教练。随后,他在江苏卫视《减出我人生》中担任总教练,指导超重的选手减肥。在此之后,他还参与了很多健身节目,比如2017年的《全能极限王》。In an interview with China Daily, Liu saidhis current popularity is not something he achieved in several months. Instead, it’s the result of many years of work.在《中国日报》的采访中,刘畊宏表示他现在的名气不是短短几个月内得来的,而是长达数年努力付出的结果。The time produces its heroes时势造英雄The online fitness business has seen a significant surge in China. According to a March report by Douyin, the number of fitness videos in 2021 increased by 134% while followers of such content were up by 208% compared with the previous year.线上健身在中国火速发展, 抖音3月的一份报告显示,与2020年相比,2021年抖音上的健身视频增加了134%,而相关内容的粉丝则增长了208%。Liu Genghong isn’t the only icon who has been able to get the attention of fitness enthusiasts recently. With her workout videos, German fitness model Pamela Reif has also built a massive fanbase with over 8.3 million followers on social platform Xiaohongshu.而刘畊宏也不是唯一一个吸引健身爱好者的健身偶像。来自德国的帕梅拉也在中国吸引了大量粉丝,她在小红书上的粉丝量超过了830万。【VOCABULARY】1. snippets n.片段2. fanatic n.(对某项活动的)狂热者3. surge n. 激增(封面图片来源于摄图网,版权归摄图网所有)

练习 | 安倍晋三被刺杀

安倍晋三被暗杀刘立军 供稿TRANSCRIPTFormer Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan, the longest-serving Japanese leader, has been assassinated. AP correspondent Donna Warder has a report.Abe was just minutes into a speech at a train station in western Japan when shots rang out as captured by public broadcaster NHK. The video shows Abe collapsing on the street, with security guards running toward him. He holds his chest and his shirt is smeared with blood. Then security guards leap on top of the suspected gunman. What appears to be a handmade gun is seen on the ground. The 67-year-old Abe was pronounced dead at a hospital. I’m Donna Warder.Reaction is pouring in from around the world.U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who’s visiting Indonesia, called the assassination of Abe “shocking” and “profoundly disturbing,” and described him as a leader of “great vision.”A spokesperson for the Chinese embassy in Japan said “former Prime Minister Abe made contributions towards improving China-Japan relations during his term.”Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi said “Italy is shocked by this terrible attack,” which hits “Japan and free democratic debate.”Australia’s Prime Minister Anthony Albanese called Abe’s death “devastating news.” He said Mr. Abe was one of Australia’s “closest friends” on the world stage.German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said he was “stunned and deeply saddened” by the news and French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted on Friday that “Japan has lost a great prime minister.”U.S. President Joe Biden has ordered U.S. flags flown at half-staff in the United States until sunset on Sunday.VOCABULARY1. assassinate v. to murder an important or famous person, especially for political reasons (尤为政治目的)暗杀2. ring out: to be heard loudly and clearly 清晰可闻;发出清脆的响声。例如:A number of shots rang out. 这时听见几声清脆的枪声。3. smear v. to make sth. dirty or greasy 弄脏;弄上油污4. devastating adj. extremely shocking to a person 令人震惊的;骇人的。例如:the devastating news that her father was dead 她父亲去世的惊人消息5. chancellor n. the head of government in Germany or Austria (德国或奥地利的)总理6. stun v. to surprise or shock sb. so much that they cannot think clearly or speak 使震惊(或惊愕、目瞪口呆)QUESTIONSRead the passage. Then listen to the news and fill in the blanks with the information (words, phrases or sentences) you hear.Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan, the longest-serving Japanese leader, has been (Q1) _____________. AP correspondent Donna Warder has a report.Abe was just minutes into a speech at (Q2) ____________ in western Japan when shots rang out as captured by public broadcaster NHK. The video shows Abe collapsing on the street, with (Q3) ______________ running toward him. He holds his chest and his shirt is smeared with blood. Then security guards leap on top of the suspected gunman. What appears to be a (Q4) ____________ gun is seen on the ground. The 67-year-old Abe was pronounced dead at a hospital. I’m Donna Warder.Reaction is pouring in from around the world.U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who’s visiting Indonesia, called the assassination of Abe “(Q5) _____________” and “profoundly disturbing,” and described him as a leader of “great vision.”A spokesperson for the Chinese embassy in Japan said “former Prime Minister Abe made (Q6) _____________ towards improving China-Japan relations during his term.”Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi said “Italy is shocked by this (Q7) __________ attack,” which hits “Japan and free democratic debate.”Australia’s Prime Minister Anthony Albanese called Abe’s death “(Q8) _____________ news.” He said Mr. Abe was one of Australia’s “closest friends” on the world stage.German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said he was “stunned and deeply (Q9) ___________” by the news and French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted on Friday that “Japan has lost a great prime minister.”U.S. President Joe Biden has ordered U.S. (Q10) ______________ flown at half-staff in the United States until sunset on Sunday.KEYRead the passage. Then listen to the news and fill in the blanks with the information (words, phrases or sentences) you hear.Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan, the longest-serving Japanese leader, has been (Q1) assassinated. AP correspondent Donna Warder has a report.Abe was just minutes into a speech at (Q2) a train station in western Japan when shots rang out as captured by public broadcaster NHK. The video shows Abe collapsing on the street, with (Q3) security guards running toward him. He holds his chest and his shirt is smeared with blood. Then security guards leap on top of the suspected gunman. What appears to be a (Q4) handmade gun is seen on the ground. The 67-year-old Abe was pronounced dead at a hospital. I’m Donna Warder.Reaction is pouring in from around the world.U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who’s visiting Indonesia, called the assassination of Abe “(Q5) shocking” and “profoundly disturbing,” and described him as a leader of “great vision.”A spokesperson for the Chinese embassy in Japan said “former Prime Minister Abe made (Q6) contributions towards improving China-Japan relations during his term.”Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi said “Italy is shocked by this (Q7) terrible attack,” which hits “Japan and free democratic debate.”Australia’s Prime Minister Anthony Albanese called Abe’s death “(Q8) devastating news.” He said Mr. Abe was one of Australia’s “closest friends” on the world stage.German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said he was “stunned and deeply (Q9) saddened” by the news and French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted on Friday that “Japan has lost a great prime minister.”U.S. President Joe Biden has ordered U.S. (Q10) flags flown at half-staff in the United States until sunset on Sunday.(封面图片来源于摄图网,版权归摄图网所有)

练习 | 英政府遣送外国避难者至卢旺达被叫停

英政府遣送外国避难者至卢旺达被叫停刘立军 供稿TRANSCRIPTNews 1In the past hour, the British government’s controversial attempt to send asylum seekers to Rwanda has been blocked by a series of appeals in courts in both London and Europe. British officials have confirmed that the first flight to Rwanda has been grounded and the asylum seekers have been removed from the plane.News 2The NATO Secretary General says the alliance is stepping up its provision of heavy weaponry to Ukraine. Jens Stoltenberg was responding to repeated calls from the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy for more long-range artillery.News 3Tigrayan forces who have been at war with the Ethiopian government for more than 18 months say they are ready to send a high-level delegation to talks mediated by Kenya. Earlier, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister said its government favored negotiations to end the war.VOCABULARY1. controversial adj. causing a lot of angry public discussion and disagreement 引起争论的,有争议的。例如:a highly controversial topic 颇有争议的话题2. asylum n. protection that a government gives to people who have left their own country, usually because they were in danger for political reasons (政治)庇护,避难。例如:to seek / apply for / be granted asylum寻求 / 申请 / 获得政治避难3. appeal n. a formal request to a court or to sb. in authority for a judgement or a decision to be changed 上诉;申诉。例如: (British English) to lodge an appeal提出上诉4. weaponry n. all the weapons of a particular type or belonging to a particular country or group (总称某一类型或某国、某组织的)武器,兵器。例如:high-tech weaponry高科技武器5. artillery n. large, heavy guns which are often moved on wheels (统称)火炮。例如:The town is under heavy artillery fire. 该市镇处于密集的炮火之下。QUESTIONSTASK 1:Read the passage. Then listen to the news and fill in the blanks with the information (words, phrases or sentences) you hear.News 1In the past hour, the British government’s (Q1) ____________________ to send asylum seekers to Rwanda has been blocked by a series of appeals in courts in both London and Europe. British officials have confirmed that the first flight to Rwanda has been grounded and the asylum seekers have been removed from the plane.News 2The NATO Secretary General says the alliance is stepping up its provision of (Q2) ___________ to Ukraine. Jens Stoltenberg was responding to repeated calls from the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy for more long-range (Q3) __________.News 3Tigrayan forces who have been at war with the Ethiopian government for more than (Q4) ______ say they are ready to send a high-level delegation to talks mediated by Kenya. Earlier, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister said its government favored (Q5) _________ to end the war.TASK 2:Read the questions. Then listen to the news and answer the following questions with the information you hear.News 1Q1: What do the British officials confirmed?News 2Q2: What does the NATO Secretary General say?News 3Q3: According to the Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, how will the government end the war?KEYTASK 1:Read the passage. Then listen to the news and fill in the blanks with the information (words, phrases or sentences) you hear.News 1In the past hour, the British government’s (Q1) controversial attempt to send asylum seekers to Rwanda has been blocked by a series of appeals in courts in both London and Europe. British officials have confirmed that the first flight to Rwanda has been grounded and the asylum seekers have been removed from the plane.News 2The NATO Secretary General says the alliance is stepping up its provision of (Q2) heavy weaponry to Ukraine. Jens Stoltenberg was responding to repeated calls from the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy for more long-range (Q3) artillery.News 3Tigrayan forces who have been at war with the Ethiopian government for more than (Q4) 18 months say they are ready to send a high-level delegation to talks mediated by Kenya. Earlier, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister said its government favored (Q5) negotiations to end the war.TASK 2:Read the questions. Then listen to the news and answer the following questions with the information you hear.News 1KEY 1: The first flight to Rwanda has been grounded and the asylum seekers have been removed from the plane.News 2KEY 2: The alliance is stepping up its provision of heavy weaponry to Ukraine.News 3KEY 3: Its government favored negotiations to end the war.(封面图片来源于摄图网,版权归摄图网所有)

练习 | 特朗普曾多次设法阻止拜登获选

特朗普曾多次设法阻止拜登获选刘立军 供稿TRANSCRIPTThe panel of House lawmakers investigating the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol last year heard testimony Thursday that former President Donald Trump repeatedly pressured then-Vice President Mike Pence to thwart Congress from certifying that Democrat Joe Biden had won the 2020 presidential election.Pence was presiding over Congress as lawmakers were in the initial stages of the state-by-state count of Electoral College votes to verify Biden’s victory when about 2,000 Trump supporters stormed the Capitol Building to disrupt the proceeding.Trump, in both private and in public, implored Pence to reject the electoral count from states where Biden narrowly won.Pence lawyer Greg Jacob described how a Trump lawyer, John Eastman, tried to convince Pence that he had the legal authority to unilaterally upend the election.But Jacob said Eastman eventually conceded that the U.S. Supreme Court would likely reject his legal theory.In an Associated Press interview, President Biden acknowledged that Americans are, in his words, “really, really down.”AP Washington correspondent Sagar Meghani has more.From the virus pandemic to economic volatility and high gas prices, the president says everything Americans count on has been “upset.”During a 30-minute Oval Office interview, he told the AP he is optimistic despite warnings from some economists the U.S. could be headed for a recession.He says that’s not inevitable and he is dismissing Republican claims that last year’s COVID aid plan was fully to blame for four-decade high inflation, calling the argument “bizarre.”Sagar Meghani, at the White House.VOCABULARY1. testimony n. a formal written or spoken statement saying what you know to be true, usually in court 证词;证言;口供。例如:a sworn testimony宣誓证词2. thwart v. to prevent sb. from doing what they want to do 阻止;阻挠3. preside v. to lead or be in charge of a meeting, ceremony, etc. 主持(会议、仪式等);担任(会议)主席。例如:the presiding judge首席法官4. disrupt v. to make it difficult for sth. to continue in the normal way 扰乱;使中断;打乱。例如:Demonstrators succeeded in disrupting the meeting. 示威者成功地扰乱了会议。5. unilaterally adv. in a unilateral manner 单方面地;单边地6. upend v. to turn sb. / sth. upside down 使颠倒。例如:The bicycle lay upended in a ditch. 自行车翻倒在一条小水沟里。7. concede v. to admit that sth. is true, logical, etc. 承认(某事属实、合乎逻辑等)8. volatility n. the trait of being unpredictably irresolute 不稳定性QUESTIONSRead the statements. Then listen to the news and decide whether the statements are true (T) or false (F). Then correct the false statements.1. Former President Donald Trump repeatedly pressured then-Vice President Mike Pence to thwart Congress from certifying that Democrat Joe Biden had won the 2021 presidential election.2. About 2,000 Trump supporters stormed the Capitol Building to disrupt the proceeding.3. Trump implored Pence to reject the electoral count from states where Biden narrowly won.4. Greg Jacob tried to convince Pence that he had the legal authority to unilaterally upend the election.5. Joe Biden is pessimistic about warnings from some economists the U.S. could be headed for a recession.KEYRead the statements. Then listen to the news and decide whether the statements are true (T) or false (F). Then correct the false statements.(F) 1. Former President Donald Trump repeatedly pressured then-Vice President Mike Pence to thwart Congress from certifying that Democrat Joe Biden had won the 2021 presidential election. (正确表达)Former President Donald Trump repeatedly pressured then-Vice President Mike Pence to thwart Congress from certifying that Democrat Joe Biden had won the 2020 presidential election.(T) 2. About 2,000 Trump supporters stormed the Capitol Building to disrupt the proceeding.(T) 3. Trump implored Pence to reject the electoral count from states where Biden narrowly won.(F) 4. Greg Jacob tried to convince Pence that he had the legal authority to unilaterally upend the election. (正确表达)John Eastman tried to convince Pence that he had the legal authority to unilaterally upend the election.(F) 5. Joe Biden is pessimistic about warnings from some economists the U.S. could be headed for a recession. (正确表达)Joe Biden is optimistic despite warnings from some economists the U.S. could be headed for a recession.(封面图片来源于摄图网,版权归摄图网所有)

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