练习 | 科比:要坚持梦想

练习 | 科比:要坚持梦想

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科比:要坚持梦想

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Kobe Bryant: Don't change your dreams

要坚持梦想

 

燕山大学 刘立军 编写

 

TRANSCRIPT】

You know, our youth tends to get the short end of the stick. In terms of the investment that's put into them. When I think it should be the opposite, because they are our future.

There's a lot of things that you learn from sports. When you're the father of four daughters, this becomes not just a belief. It doesn't become a challenge, but it becomes a passion and it becomes a mission. Because this is the world that they are going to be growing up in. I want to make sure that they're growing up in a world better than the one we are currently living in, that's for sure.

But you've got to look at it as what can really pique the interest of the kid. And what piques their interest is the curiosity of, "Can I do that?" It's just basic things. Like, a kid starts out, can't dribble with their left. And then two weeks later she's much better at it. That does a lot for self-esteem. That does a lot for inner confidence. So that's where the original idea of Mamba League was…was conceived.

Watching their camaraderie, watching their bond, watching them grow together is extremely rewarding. My hope is that, through sport, they understand that whatever discipline they decide to go into, whether it is volleyball or basketball or whether it's being an accountant, or being a writer, or whatever the case may be, the same principles apply. The discipline. The dedication. The attention to detail. The unselfishness. All that stuff is there. And so hopefully, they grow up understanding that message.

 

VOCABULARY】

1. get the short end of the stick: 吃亏;受人误解。例如:

l Why do I always get the short end of the stick? 为什么我总是受到不公平的对待

l I don't like getting the short end of the stick. 我可不愿意受到不公平的待遇

l I got the short end of the stick. 这实在是我所能遇到最糟的情况了。

l Again they get the short end of the stick because the terms of trade are against them. 他们又吃了一次亏,因为贸易条款对他们不利。

l How come she gets the promotion and I get nothing? I always get the short end of the stick.怎么她升了职而我却什么也没有得到呢? 我总是受人误解。

l When the mayor cut our budget almost in half, I felt like we were getting the short end of the stick. 市长削减了我们将近一半的预算, 我觉得我们吃亏了。

2. in terms of sth: used to show what aspect of a subject you are talking about or how you are thinking about it 谈及;而言;在…方面。例如

l The job is great in terms of salary, but it has its disadvantages. 就薪金而言,这个工作倒是挺不错的,但也有一些不利之处

l He's talking in terms of starting a completely new career. 他正在谈论开创全新的事业

l In terms of cost - how much were you thinking of charging? 说到费用,你们想要多少

3. mission n.可数名词particular work that you feel it is your duty to do 使命;天职。例如:Her mission in life was to work with the homeless. 她以帮助无家可归者为己任

4. for sure: (informal) without doubt 无疑;肯定。例如

l (North Amercian English) 'Will you be there?' 'For sure.'“你去吗?”“肯定去。”

l No one knows for sure what happened. 谁也不知道究竟发生了什么事

l I think he'll be back on Monday, but I can't say for sure. 我想他星期一会回来,不过我不敢肯定

l One thing is for sure - it's not going to be easy. 有一点可以肯定——事情不会很容易

5. pique v.动词+名词短语(formal) to make sb annoyed or upset 使愤恨;使恼怒

6. pique sb's interest, curiosity, etc. (especially North American English) to make sb very interested in sth 使兴趣盎然;引起…的好奇

7. dribble v.in football (soccer) and some other sports 足球及其他某些体育运动 to move the ball along with several short kicks, hits or bounces 运(球);带(球);盘(球)。例如

l She dribbled the ball the length of the field. 她带球从后场跑到前场

l He dribbled past two defenders and scored a magnificent goal. 他带球越过两个防守队员,射入非常精彩的一球

8. conceive v. conceive (of) sth (as sth) (formal) to form an idea, a plan, etc. in your mind; to imagine sth 想出(主意、计划等);想象;构想;设想。例如

l He conceived the idea of transforming the old power station into an arts centre. 他想出了一个把旧发电站改造为艺术中心的主意

l I cannot conceive (= I do not believe) (that) he would wish to harm us. 我无法想象他会存心伤害我们

l I cannot conceive what it must be like. 我想象不出它会是什么样子

9. camaraderie n.不可数名词a feeling of friendship and trust among people who work or spend a lot of time together 同事情谊;友情

10. bond n.可数名词bond (between A and B) something that forms a connection between people or groups, such as a feeling of friendship or shared ideas and experiences 纽带;联系;关系;契合。例如:A bond of friendship had been forged between them. 他们之间形成了一种友谊的纽带

11. discipline n.(可数名词)an area of knowledge; a subject that people study or are taught, especially in a university 知识领域;(尤指大学的)学科,科目

12. dedication n.(不可数名词)dedication (to sth) (approving) the hard work and effort that sb puts into an activity or purpose because they think it is important 献身;奉献。例如:hard work and dedication 勤奋和奉献

 

QUESTIONS】

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

You know, our youth tends to get the short end of the stick. In terms of the investment that's put into them. When I think it should be the (Q1) _____________, because they are our future.

There's a lot of things that you learn from (Q2) ______________. When you're the father of four daughters, this becomes not just a belief. It doesn't become a (Q3) ______________, but it becomes a (Q4) ______________ and it becomes a (Q5) _______________. Because this is the world that they are going to be growing up in. I want to make sure that they're growing up in a world better than the one we are currently living in, that's (Q6) _________________.

But you've got to look at it as what can really pique the (Q7) ______________ of the kid. And what piques their interest is the (Q8) _______________ of, "Can I do that?" It's just basic things. Like, a kid starts out, can't dribble with their left. And then two weeks later she's much better at it. That does a lot for (Q9) __________________. That does a lot for (Q10) ______________________. So that's where the original idea of Mamba League was…was conceived.

Watching their camaraderie, watching their bond, watching them grow together is extremely (Q11) __________________. My hope is that, through sport, they understand that whatever (Q12) _______________________ they decide to go into, whether it is volleyball or basketball or whether it's being an (Q13)____________________, or being a writer, or whatever the case may be, the same principles apply. The discipline. The (Q14) ________________. The attention to detail. The unselfishness. All that stuff is there. And so (Q15) ________________________, they grow up understanding that message.

 

KEY】 

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

l 简化版

(Q1) opposite

(Q2) sports

(Q3) challenge

(Q4) passion

(Q5) mission

(Q6) for sure

(Q7) interest

(Q8) curiosity

(Q9) self-esteem

(Q10) inner confidence

(Q11) rewarding

(Q12) discipline

(Q13) accountant

(Q14) dedication

(Q15) hopefully

 

l 完整版

You know, our youth tends to get the short end of the stick. In terms of the investment that's put into them. When I think it should be the (Q1) opposite, because they are our future.

There's a lot of things that you learn from (Q2) sports. When you're the father of four daughters, this becomes not just a belief. It doesn't become a (Q3) challenge, but it becomes a (Q4) passion and it becomes a (Q5) mission. Because this is the world that they are going to be growing up in. I want to make sure that they're growing up in a world better than the one we are currently living in, that's (Q6) for sure.

But you've got to look at it as what can really pique the (Q7) interest of the kid. And what piques their interest is the (Q8) curiosity of, "Can I do that?" It's just basic things. Like, a kid starts out, can't dribble with their left. And then two weeks later she's much better at it. That does a lot for (Q9) self-esteem. That does a lot for (Q10) inner confidence. So that's where the original idea of Mamba League was…was conceived.

Watching their camaraderie, watching their bond, watching them grow together is extremely (Q11) rewarding. My hope is that, through sport, they understand that whatever (Q12) discipline they decide to go into, whether it is volleyball or basketball or whether it's being an (Q13) accountant, or being a writer, or whatever the case may be, the same principles apply. The discipline. The (Q14) dedication. The attention to detail. The unselfishness. All that stuff is there. And so (Q15) hopefully, they grow up understanding that message.

 


  • 时长:1.9分钟
  • 语速:57wpm
  • 来源:刘立军 2020-02-28