只用一本书提高英语听力能力!重温经典名著双语阅读小编推荐:跟着纪录片学英语不背单词和语法,轻松学英语
返回列表 回复 发帖

[American Story] 【整理】SENEWS-2008-0223-FEATURE On The Road (1)

提高英语听力能力 找对方法很重要!

Now the VOA Special English program American Stories.

Our story today is called 'On the Road'. It was written by an American reporter Charles Kuralt. It is from his book called 'A Life on the Road'. For many years, Charles Kuralt traveled across the ffice:smarttags" />United States, telling interesting stories about Americans. His stories were broadcast on the CBS television network. Later, some were published in books. Here is Shep O'Neal with today's story 'On the Road'.

I had the somewhat unrealistic idea that I would find interesting stories at every crossroads throughout the American countryside. So the camera man, sound man and I started out with great hope from New York City.

For a few rainy days, we drove through the small towns of New England, the northeast corner of the United States. We drove aimlessly without one idea in our heads. I began to get nervous, wondering if an idea would ever come.

Then the sun came out and the wind started to blow and a bright autumn leaves shook and fell off the trees, yellow and red and gold rained down all around us. In every town, children were playing in the hills of leaves. We got the camera out and did our first story about how pretty it all was.

As a news reporter, I was used to going fast and working hard. These kinds of stories, however, seemed to work best when I went slow and took it easy. When I finally shook off the sense of speed of a newsman, I did not have to worry about finding stories any longer. They found me.

In Westerville (韦斯特维尔:美国俄亥俄州中部的一城市) , Ohio, I met Professor John Franklin Smith. He taught speech and drama at " border="0" src="./images/smilies/default/tongue.gif" />laceName>Otterbein" border="0" src="./images/smilies/default/tongue.gif" />laceName> " border="0" src="./images/smilies/default/tongue.gif" />laceType>College" border="0" src="./images/smilies/default/tongue.gif" />laceType> until he was 70 years old. Then the school rules said he had to retire. He could not imagine leaving the students behind. So when he was forced to retire, he just kept working at the college. He had continued to work for 15 years as a cleaning man in the gymnasium.

'During my years as a professor,' he said, 'I would walk through the gym and see the man cleaning the floor. I knew what a mop was and what a bucket was. It was hard work for me at first, but I get used to it. It is necessary to work.'

返回列表