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胡敏读故事记托福短语(MP3+中英字幕) 第234期:崛起中的加拿大

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234.Rising Canada
234.崛起中的加拿大
When Larry started trying to warn against a war effort building up in Canada against the U.S. everyone just looked at him like the washed out ex-marine that he was! He was wasting his breath, some said! Why couldn't he just waste away somewhere in quiet, another said. Eventually some old friends even washed their hands of him! It was embarrassing! It was sad! And it was awful!
当拉里开始试着提醒说加拿大正针对美国做出战争努力时,大家都把他看成是筋疲力尽的前海军陆战队士兵!有人说他是在徒费唇舌!另外一个人说他为什么就不能在某个安静的地方慢慢消失呢?最后一些老朋友甚至和他断绝了关系!这太让人难堪、太让人伤心、太糟糕啦!
Mostly because Lany was right!
主要是因为拉里说对了!
Canada was sick of playing second fiddle to the U.S. being their waste disposal site, and always being called the 52nd U.S. state! The U.S. had also washed their dirty linen in public for too long, it was time for a real country to take over as the only superpower—and that country was Canada!
加拿大已经厌倦做美国的副手,因为它一直是他们的废物处理场,经常被称作是美国的第52个州!美国也家丑外扬得太久了,一个真正的国家取代其唯一一个超级大国的时候到了,而这个国家正是加拿大!
viewBut no one could know until they were ready!
可是在他们做好准备之前谁都无法知道!
So while most people thought that Larry was just warning everyone of nothing, the Canadian government was watching him like a hawk! They viewed him as a threat! As a risk! As a liability! If his own people could not ward off his accusations, then Canada would step in and wash away the risk by making Larry disappear!
因此当大多数人认为拉里是在谎报军情时,加拿大政府却在密切监视着他!他们认为他是个威胁,是个危险分子,是个累赘!如果他自己的人都不能躲开他的指控,那么加拿大就会插手,通过除掉拉里来消除危险!
They were, after all, just warming up their military strength deep inside Canada! It could not get out that was happening or that Canada was not the affable neighbor it made itself out to be!
结果加拿大只是在内部对其军事力量进行热身!不能告诉别人这件事正在进行,不然加拿大就不是一向表现出来的友好邻邦了!
But Larry didn't know this. He crawled back into his hole, washed the trash off the ground and lay down to get some sleep!
可是拉里不了解情况。他悄悄回到自己的房间,把地上的灰尘弄干净,躺下来准备睡一会儿!
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eventually [i'ventjuəli]
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adv. 终于,最后
 
threat [θret]
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n. 威胁,凶兆
vt. 威胁, 恐吓
 
linen ['linin]
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n. 亚麻布,亚麻线,亚麻制品
adj. 亚麻
 
disposal [dis'pəuzəl]
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n. 处理,处置,布置,配置
n. 垃圾
 
permanent ['pə:mənənt]
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adj. 永久的,持久的
n. 烫发
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liability [.laiə'biliti]
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n. 责任,可能性,债务,不利因素,倾向
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affable ['æfəbl]
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adj. 和蔼可亲的,友善的,殷勤的
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hawk [hɔ:k]
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n. 鹰,掠夺别人的人,鹰派人物
n. 清嗓<
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ward [wɔ:d]
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n. 守卫,监护,受监护人,病房,行政区
vt
 
military ['militəri]
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adj. 军事的
n. 军队
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