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以下几处,谈谈个人看法:
1.This untested left-centered party will be in charge of steering the world's second largest economy.
“左翼政党”应该是left-center,没有查到加ed的。

2.The astronauts closed off the thruster after it started off leaking corrosive fuel.
有几位写的是cresol。小生化学一般,听着不像这个音。于是查资料,发现cresol(甲酚)这玩意儿是用作杀菌消毒剂的,与火箭燃料似乎没什么关系。
再查,发现火箭燃料主要是N2H4(肼,又叫联氨)这下清楚了,这玩意儿是具有腐蚀性和强还原性的,所以jmmon斑斑的corrosive应该正确。

3.The shuttle crew has to be within three inches of a target point on the space station for the aircraft in the outpost to linkup.
小生觉得是for their craft

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From NPR News in Washington, I'm Craig Windham.

 

Fire crews in California have been unable so far to slow the spread of a wildfire that's raging in the mountains north of Los Angeles. The blaze has charred more than 35,000 acres, forcing evacuation orders for more than 6,500 homes. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger blames the rapid spread of the fire on tinder-dry conditions and plenty of fuel for the flames. What makes this fire also very challenging is that there’s a very thick brush. Why is it so thick and so high, 10, 20 feet tall, is(这里我把你前面的问号去掉了,大写也改了,这句是why …is because …是个陈述句) because for 60 years there was no fire. Schwarzenegger is urging people living in areas threatened by the blaze to heed evacuation orders and not to stay behind as many have reportedly done. Three residents suffered serious burns when they tried in vain yesterday to save their homes.

 

Voters in Japan have broken with half a century of one-party rule and given the opposition Democratic Party a sweeping victory in a hard-fought parliamentary election. NPR's Louisa Lim reports from Tokyo.

 

The call for change was overwhelming, with a landslide vote going to the opposition Democratic Party of Japan. This untested left-center party will be in charge of steering the world's second largest economy. Prime Minister Taro Aso said he would take responsibility for a loss which he said was beyond his expectations. And he apologized for a lack of leadership. He said his party should start afresh with a new leader. Meanwhile the man who'll be Japan's next Prime Minister, Yukio Hatoyama, pledged not to be arrogant and said he would listen to the people. On Monday, the party will hold talks with its two allies on forming a coalition government. It will have to deal with record unemployment and soaring welfare costs amid a rapidly aging society. Louisa Lim, NPR News, Tokyo.

 

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been indicted on several corruption charges. He's the first current or past Prime Minister in Israel's history to face criminal charges. Linda Gradstein has the story.

 

The Former Prime Minister and a senior aide were charged with accepting cash envelopes from American businessman Morris Talansky. Olmert is also suspected of illegally double-billing several charities for travel expenses and then using the money to finance personal and family trips abroad. In a third case, Olmert allegedly granted financial favors to his former law partner. The charges against Olmert include fraud, breach of trust and failure to report income. The charges follow months of investigations and date back to when Olmert was Mayor of Jerusalem and trade minister in the 1990s, but surfaced when he was Prime Minister and eventually forced him to step down. The Attorney General dropped several other corruption cases against Olmert for a lack of evidence. For NPR News, I'm Linda Gradstein in Jerusalem.

President Obama and his family will return to Washington this evening from their vacation on Martha's Vineyard. Mr. Obama will spend the Labor Day holiday next weekend at Camp David.

 

This is NPR News from Washington.

 

The astronauts aboard the space shuttle Discovery are dealing with a thruster malfunction that could complicate tonight's scheduled docking with the International Space Station. Pat Duggins of member station WMFE reports.

 

The astronauts closed off the thruster after it started off leaking corrosive fuel. The vernier jet on Discovery's nose helps to fine-tune the vehicle's path during the final critical moments before docking. The shuttle crew has to be within three inches of a target point on the space station for aircraft (如果用their(即上面的crew craft 的话,那这个craft 肯定是指Discovery了,那么就与后面的in the outpost不吻合了,试问“发现号”(刚被从地球上派上去的)怎么会在国际太空站的outpost等着和别人对接呢?肯定是一原本在上面的aircraft 等待着与来访的“发现号”进行对接,欢迎继续跟帖讨论,J) in the outpost to link up. NASA's Tony Ceccacci says the astronauts are trained on what to do to get around this kind of malfunction. The crew just has to be a little bit more careful, like just a little bit more piloting-required; but nothing that's outside of our experience. The same jet thruster failed on space shuttle Endeavor's visit to the space station last November. Once docking occurs, the Discovery crew will prepare to perform three spacewalks and deliver science experiments and supplies. For NPR News, I'm Pat Duggins in Orlando.


Former Vice President Dick Cheney is calling Attorney General Eric Holder's decision to name a federal prosecutor to look into the CIA's interrogation of detainees “a political move”. Cheney added that a probe looking back at CIA practices during the Bush administration would be, in his words, “intensely partisan”. "It's a very, very devastating, I think, effect that it has on morale inside the intelligence community." Cheney was interviewed on Fox News Sunday. Democratic Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts said he's not surprised that Cheney's upset. Kerry said that Cheney has shown through the years what Kerry called “ a disrespect for the US Constitution” and “for sharing  information with Congress”.


I'm Craig Windham, NPR News in Washington.     

 

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their craft 应该是 the aircraft 吧
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小生昨日头痛,这一篇听得不好,十分感谢楼上的各位斑斑~

以下几处,谈谈个人看法:
1.This untested left-centered party will be in charge of steering the world's second largest economy.
“左翼政党”应该是left-center,没有查到加ed的。

2.The astronauts closed off the thruster after it started off leaking corrosive fuel.
有几位写的是cresol。小生化学一般,听着不像这个音。于是查资料,发现cresol(甲酚)这玩意儿是用作杀菌消毒剂的,与火箭燃料似乎没什么关系。
再查,发现火箭燃料主要是N2H4(肼,又叫联氨)这下清楚了,这玩意儿是具有腐蚀性和强还原性的,所以jmmon斑斑的corrosive应该正确。

3.The shuttle crew has to be within three inches of a target point on the space station for the aircraft in the outpost to linkup.
小生觉得是for their craft
richard83 发表于 2009-9-2 08:12



1. 原来答案应该是:left-of-center party(google就能
看到了)。 更常用和正规的叫法应该是centre-left party(看http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centre-left). 只有一处有出现过left-centered party,当时没有进去看看,原来是unofficial的。

2.  是corrosive没错。泄露的是nitrogen tetroxide,有腐蚀性的
。可参考这里

3.  还是觉得是"the aircraft",呵呵。


一家之见而已。richard斑斑辛苦了。头痛就休息啊。

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本帖最后由 richard83 于 2009-9-2 21:44 编辑

It’s because for 60 years there was no fire. Schwarzenegger is urging people living in areas threatened by the blaze to heed evacuation orders and not to stay behind as many have reportedly done.

我觉得还是is正确。
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一场山火正在洛杉矶北部的崇山峻岭间肆虐,到目前为止,加州的消防人员尚未能控制火势的蔓延。35000多亩山林被大火烤焦,6500多户家庭收到撒退令。加州州长施瓦辛格将此次大火的迅速蔓延归结为是由易燃干燥的气候条件和可燃物众多造成的。“异常稠密的灌木丛也是促使此次大火夺夺逼人的原因之一。由于60多年来没有发生大火使得这些灌木丛长得异常稠密高大,有的竟高达10—20英尺。”斯瓦辛格呼吁住在受大火威胁地区的人们要重视撒退令,不要像许多人在报道中那样落在后面。昨天有三位居民在试图搀救他们的家园时,不但未能成功反而被严重烧伤。

日本选民打破了半个世纪的一党制传统,令在野党民主党在一场竞争激烈的议会选举中大获全胜。以下是NPR的路易莎利姆发自东京的报道。

求变成为压倒一切的主题,令日本在野党民主党获得了绝大多数的选票。这个毫无执政经验的中左翼政党将成为世界第二大经济体的掌舵人。首相安倍晋三称他将为超出自己预期的损失负责,他为自民党失去领导权而道歉。他说该党将会在新领导人的带领下重新开始。与此同时,将会成为日本下任首相的鸠山由纪夫保证自己不会傲慢自大,他说他将会听取人民的声音。周一,该党将与其它两个联盟政党就组成联合政府的问题举行谈判。该党还将不得不去处理创纪录的失业率,及在飞速老龄化的社会里不断攀升的福利保障费用。我是路易莎利姆在东京为NPR所做的报道。

以色列前总理奥尔默特因多项贪污罪名而被起诉,他是以色列历史上第一位面临刑事指控的现任或前任总理。琳达格拉德斯泰恩发来以下报道。

这位前总理及一位高级助手被控接受由美国商人毛里斯塔兰斯基赠送的多个装有现金的信封。奥尔默特还被怀疑同时让几家慈善机构为他的旅行费用买单,然后用这笔钱供其个人及其家庭的海外旅行之用。在第三个诉讼案中,奥尔默特被指称向其以前的法律界伙伴提供财力上的便利。对奥尔默特的指控罪名包括欺骗,违约及未能申报收入等。这些罪名是历经几个月的调查之后做出的,可以追溯到奥尔默特在上世纪九十年代担任耶路撒冷市长及贸易部长时期,但却是在他担任总理时才浮上水面,并最终迫使他下台的。司法部长因缺乏证据还撒消了另外几项针对奥尔默特的腐败案。我是琳达格拉德斯泰恩在耶路撒冷为NPR News所做的报道。

奥巴马总统及其家人今晚将从玛莎葡萄园度假归来回到华盛顿。奥巴马下周末将在戴维营度过劳动节假日。

这里是华盛顿的NPR News.

“发现者号”宇宙飞船上的宇航员正在处理推进器上的一个故障,这个故障有可能给预计今晚与国际空间站实施的对接增添麻烦。成员电台WMFE的帕特杜金斯发来以下报道。

宇航员们在推进器向外泄露腐蚀性燃料后将其关闭。发现者号飞船前端的游标器有助于在对接前最后的关键时刻调整飞船的路线。飞船全体人员必须处在他们的飞行器前端将要与空间站连接的目标点三英寸范围内。美国宇航局的Tony Ceccacci说宇航船们都接受过如何处理这种故障的训练。全体人员必须得再小心一点儿,就象领航时需要的那样更小心一点,但是这一切我们都有经验。去年十一月在奋进号宇宙飞船访问空间站期间推进器同样出现了失灵现象。一旦对接成功,发现者号上的人员将准备进行三次太空行走,进行科学实验,并向空间站提供补给。我是Pat Duggins在奥兰多为NPR News所做的报道。

司法部长Eric Holder决定任命一位联邦检控官对中情局刑讯在压者一事进行调查。前副总统切尼称这一决定具有政治动机。切尼还说调查回顾中情局在布什政府期间的作法具有强烈的党派性。“我认为这将对情报界人员的士气产生非常,非常大的破坏效果。切尼星期天接受了福克斯电视台的专访。来自马萨诸塞州的民主党参议员约翰克里说他对切尼发镖丝毫不感到惊讶。用克里的话来说切尼当政的几年是‘令美国宪法蒙羞,不与议会分享情报’的几年。

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看了大家的意见,再听了几遍,小生最后拍板:the aircraft

同意alert兄对于their的质疑,的确解释不通,可是听着总觉得当中还有个词,也许是我把the和aircraft连读听错了。

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请问thick brust 是什么意思啊?
叮咚13 发表于 2009-9-4 07:21



您是问"thick brush"吧?

Definition from Longman Dictionary


noun

2.  Trees
[
uncountable]
a) small bushes and trees that cover an area of land
b) branches that have broken off bushes and trees

就是灌木,树丛
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本帖最后由 nativespeaker 于 2009-9-4 08:12 编辑
看了大家的意见,再听了几遍,小生最后拍板:the aircraft

同意alert兄对于their的质疑,的确解释不通,可是听着总觉得当中还有个词,也许是我把the和aircraft连读听错了。

十分感谢各位对NPR的支持~:handsh ...
richard83 发表于 2009-9-2 21:40
"The aircraft“ is going once!  Twice! That IS "the aircraft"!
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