练习 |史上首个举办夏季和冬季奥运会的城市

练习 |史上首个举办夏季和冬季奥运会的城市

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The first city in history to host both the summer and winter Olympic games

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历史上首个举办夏季和冬季奥运会的城市

燕山大学 


刘立军 供稿


TRANSCRIPT


To date, how many cities have hosted both the summer and winter Olympic games? Five, three, one, or none. No single city has hosted both seasonal Olympics before but Beijing, China is set to become the first next year.

 

The Chinese capital hosted the Olympic summer games in 2008. It's set to host the 2022 Winter Olympics next February 4th. Looking ahead, the events will return to Paris, France in 2024. Milano Cortina, Italy in 2026, Los Angeles, California in 2028. And the International Olympics Committee just announced yesterday that Brisbane, Australia is the preferred host for the 2032 Summer Olympics. This is a new process for Olympic organizers. They haven't announced the venue for the 2030 Winter games yet and Brisbane bid to host the 2032 games isn't a done deal. The IOC still has to vote on this to make it final.

 

But because hosting the Olympics takes years to plan for and because of the uncertainty that still surrounds the 2020 games which were delayed by the coronavirus pandemic, the committees trying to devise a stable and predictable way to determine future host cities.

  

VOCABULARY


1. venue n. a place where people meet for an organized event, for example a concert, sporting event or conference 聚会地点(如音乐厅、体育比赛场馆、会场)。例如:Please note the change of venue for this event. 请注意次比赛易地进行。

2. bid v. to offer to do work or provide a service for a particular price, in competition with other companies, etc. 投标

3. done deal n. 已完成的交易

 

QUESTIONS


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


Q1: How many cities have hosted both the summer and winter Olympic games?

A. 5.

B. 3.

C. 1.

D. 0.

 

Q2: Which city is the preferred host for the 2032 Summer Olympics?

A. Brisbane, Australia.

B. Paris, France. 

C. Milano Cortina, Italy.

D. Los Angeles, California.

 

KEY


Q1: D.推断题。命题出处:To date, how many cities have hosted both the summer and winter Olympic games? Five, three, one, or none. No single city has hosted both seasonal Olympics before but Beijing, China is set to become the first next year.

 

Q2: A.细节题。命题出处:And the International Olympics Committee just announced yesterday that Brisbane, Australia is the preferred host for the 2032 Summer Olympics. This is a new process for Olympic organizers. They haven't announced the venue for the 2030 Winter games yet and Brisbane bid to host the 2032 games isn't a done deal. The IOC still has to vote on this to make it final.


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  • 时长:1.3分钟
  • 语速:76wpm
  • 来源:刘立军 2021-04-12