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WORLD NEWS听写PK大赛第26期(2009年8月24日)

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  第1楼 作者:michael-wjx 创建: <编辑>  <引用>

WORLD NEWS听写PK大赛第26期(2009年8月24日)

It is 00:30 universal time and here is the news in special English

 

American’s top military officer says the situation in Afghanistan is “serious and getting worse”. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said the Taliban has improved its fighting methods. Admiral Mike Mullen also said he is worry about failing American supports for the Afghan war. He said the military is working to prevent another Terrorist attacks in the United States. And he said its plans in Afghanistan to interfere and defeat Al-Qaida, the Taliban and the extremist allies.

 

In Afghanistan major opposition presidential candidate former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah accused President Hamid Karzai’s campaign of wide spread dishonesty. Mr. Karzai’s campaign has denied the charges and accused the Abdullah’s campaign of cheating.

 

Official in Pakistan say a suicide bomber has killed 3 people and wounded 15 in the Northwestern city of Peshawar. Police say the bombing seems to be the result of the dispute between two militant groups. Official say two men fired gun at each other in the street before the bomber explored his bombs. Police say the incident may have been linked to a bombing in Peshawar Saturday that killed two suspected members of the militant group, Ansar Ul Islam. The group is acted in the Khyber Tribal area and has a long standing opposition to another militant group, Lashkar-e-Islam.

 

Workers in Bagdad have begun placing new protected walls around the Foreign Ministry building. The move followed the bombing on Wednesday that killed about 100 people. Earlier the Iraqi government released a video of what it said its supporter, a former President Saddam Hussein at meeting to organizing one of the bombings in Bagdad. An Iraqi military spokesman said the man is a 57 year-old former police chief and supported of the former Iraqi leader’s Baath Party. The suspect said he planned the bombing outside the Finance Ministry along with a civilian Baath member.

 

Tens of thousands of South Koreans have attended the funeral for President Kim Dae-jung. At least 20,000 mourners gathered at the National Assembly where Mr. Kim had been sworn into office as President in 1998. He died Tuesday at the age 85. South Korean Prime Minister Han Seung-soo spoke at the funeral. He said Mr. Kim opened the path for understanding between South and North Korea in his stock meeting between its leaders in 2000. Before the funeral North Korea diplomats met with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak. They passed on the massage from their leader Kim Jong Il about cooperation between the two sides. It was the first high level meeting between North and South Korea in almost 2 years.     

 

You are listening to the news in VOA special English coming your way form Washington

 

Scotland top official has defended his government’s release of Lockerbie bomber, Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi. First Minister Alex Salmond called the release “the right decision” under Scottish law. He said the law required officials to consider the prisoner’s appeal for release because he is fatally ill. Scottish law permits officials to approve such a require if a prisoner has only a few months to live. Al-Megrahi was released from the Scottish jail Thursday and he flew home to Libya. He has served 10 years of life sentence for the bombing of a Pan Am Plane that went down over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988. He was the only person found guilty in the attack that killed 270 people including 189 Americans.

 

Reports from the Somali capital say at least 5 civilians have been killed in new clashes between government troops and Islamic Rebels. Fierce fighting began Saturday in two areas of Mogadishu. At least 17 people were wounded as the two sides shot each other. More than 100 people have been killed since Thursday. Many of the dead were civilians. Earlier Somalia’s President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed called for a truce during the Muslim Holy Month, Ramadan. He said he believes peace can be reached through negotiation but the group Hizbul Islam has rejected that appeal. The group’s leader said his forces will continue to fight the government and African Union Peace keepers.

 

Tens of thousands of people are fleeing wildfires near the Greek capital Athens. Two children’s hospitals and centers for old people north of the city have been empty. And people have left their homes in part of the cities of Marathon and Agios Stefanos. Firefighting airplanes from Italy, France and Cyprus have joined the Greek efforts to fight the fires as powerful winds push the flames toward Athens. Greek weather experts say the winds will remain strong throughout the day, Monday. Official declared emergency conditions Saturday in a wide area north of Athens. Official say the fires have destroyed about 15,000 hectares of forest and farmland. There have been no reported injures or death.

 

And final this news President Obama and his family have arrived for a week long vacation at the Island Martha's Vineyard in the northeastern United States. Mr. Obama, his wife, daughters and their dog along with security agents are staying at a private home on the Island. The home includes a swimming pool, a basketball court, private boat dock and a movie theatre. The Obama was forced to the late for their trip from Washington for a few hours because of weather conditions caused by a powerful ocean storm. The storm has seems moved off-shore in the Atlantic Ocean.

 

And now briefly here is the major news of the hour read in VOA special English.

 

The United States top military officer General Mike Mullen says he believes the situation in Afghanistan is “serious and getting worse”.

 

Official in Pakistan say a suicide bomber has killed 3 people and wounded 15 in the Northwestern city of Peshawar.

 

Workers in Bagdad have begun placing new protected walls around the Foreign Ministry building.

 

And that’s the news read in VOA special English and coming to you from Washington            

  第2楼 作者:思一子 创建: <编辑>  <引用>

August 24th, 2009

It is 00:30 universal time and here is the news in special English  

America’s top military officer says the situation in Afghanistan is serious and getting worse. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said the Taliban has improved its fighting methods. Admiral Mike Mullen also said he is worried about failing American supports for the Afghan war. He said the military is working to prevent another Terrorist attacks in the United States. And he said it plans in Afghanistan to interfere and defeat Al-Qaida, the Taliban and the extremist allies.  

In Afghanistan major opposition presidential candidate, former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah, accused President Hamid Karzai’s campaign of wide spread dishonesty.The Karzai’s campaign has denied the charges and accused the Abdullah’s campaign of cheating.  

Officials in Pakistan say a suicide bomber has killed 3 people and wounded 15 in the Northwestern city of Peshawar. Police say the bombing seems to be the result of the dispute between two militant groups. Officials say two men fired gun at each other in the street before the bomber explored his bombs. Police say the incident may have been linked to a bombing in Peshawar Saturday that killed two suspected members of the militant group, Ansar Ul Islam. The group is acted in the Khyber Tribal area and has a long standing opposition to another militant group, Lashkar-e-Islam. 

Workers in Bagdad have begun placing new protected walls around the Foreign Ministry building. The move follows the bombing on Wednesday that killed about 100 people. Earlier the Iraqi government released a video of what it said its supporter, a former President Saddam Hussein at meeting to organizing one of the bombings in Baghdad. An Iraqi military spokesman said the man is a 57-year-old former police chief and a supporter of the former Iraqi leader’s Baath Party. The suspect said he planned the bombing outside the Finance Ministry along with a Syrian Baath member.  

Tens of thousands of South Koreans have attended the funeral for President Kim Dae-jung. At least 20,000 mourners gathered at the National Assembly where Mr. Kim had been sworn into office as President in 1998. He died Tuesday at the age 85. South Korean Prime Minister Han Seung-soo spoke at the funeral. He said Mr. Kim opened the path for understanding between South and North Korea in a historic meeting between its leaders in 2000. Before the funeral North Korea diplomats met with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak. They passed on the massage from their leader Kim Jong-Il about cooperation between the two sides. It was the first high level meeting between North and South Korea in almost 2 years. 

You are listening to the news in VOA special English coming your way form Washington  

Scotland top official has defended his government’s release of Lockerbie bomber, Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi. First Minister Alex Salmond called the release “the right decision” under Scottish law. He said the law requires officials to consider the prisoner’s appeal for release because he is fatally ill. Scottish law permits officials to approve such a request if a prisoner has only a few months to live. Al-Megrahi was released from the Scottish jail Thursday and he flew home to Libya. He has served 10 years of life sentence for the bombing of a Pan Am Plane that went down over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988. He was the only person found guilty in the attack that killed 270 people including 189 Americans.  

Reports from the Somali capital say at least 5 civilians have been killed in new clashes between government troops and Islamist Rebels. Fierce fighting began Saturday in two areas of Mogadishu. At least 17 people were wounded as the two sides shelled each other. More than 100 people have been killed since Thursday. Many of the dead were civilians. Earlier Somalia’s President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed called for a truce during the Muslim Holy Month of Ramadan. He said he believes peace can be reached through negotiation. But the group Hizbul Islam has rejected that appeal. The group’s leader says his forces will continue to fight the government and African Union Peace keepers.  

Tens of thousands of people are fleeing wildfires near the Greek capital Athens. Two children’s hospitals and a center for old people north of the city have been emptied. And people have left their homes in part of the cities of Marathon and Agios Stefanos. Firefighting airplanes from Italy, France and Cyprus have joined the Greek effort to fight the fires as powerful winds push the flames toward Athens. Greek weather experts say the winds will remain strong throughout the day, Monday. Official declared emergency conditions Saturday in a wide area north of Athens. Officials say the fires have destroyed about 15,000 hectares of forest and farmland. There have been no reports of injures or deaths.  

And finally this news President Obama and his family have arrived for a week long vacation on the Island Martha's Vineyard in the northeastern United States. Mr. Obama, his wife, daughters and their dog along with security agents are staying at a private home on the Island. The home includes a swimming pool, a basketball court, private boat dock and a movie theatre. The Obamas were forced to lay there trip from Washington for a few hours because of weather conditions caused by a powerful ocean storm. That storm has since moved off-shore in the Atlantic Ocean.  

And now briefly here is the major news of the hour read in VOA special English.  

The United States top military officer General Mike Mullen says he believes the situation in Afghanistan is serious and is getting worse.  

Officials in Pakistan say a suicide bomber has killed 3 people and wounded 15 in the Northwestern city of Peshawar.  

And workers in Baghdad have begun placing new protected walls around the Foreign Ministry building.  

And that’s the news read in VOA special English and coming to you from Washington

 

3楼 作者:linyu_790127@yahoo.com.cn 创建: <编辑>  <引用>
It is 00:30 universal time and here is the news in special English
America ’s top military officer says the situation in Afghanistan is serious and getting worse. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said the Taliban has improved its fighting methods. Adm. Mike Mullen also said he is worry about failing American support for the Afghan War. He said the military is working to prevent another terrorist attack in the United States. And he said it plans in Afghanistan to interfere and defeat Al-Qaida, the Taliban and the extremist allies.
In Afghanistan major opposition presidential candidate, former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah accused President Hamid Karzai’s campaign of wide spread dishonesty. The Karzai Campaign has denied the charges and accused the Abdullah Campaign of cheating.
Official in Pakistan say a suicide bomber has killed 3 people and wounded 15 in the Northwestern city of Peshawar. Police say the bombing seems to be the result of the dispute between two militant groups. Official say two men fired guns at each other in the street before the bomber exploded his bombs. Police say the incident may have been linked to a bombing in Peshawar Saturday that killed two suspected members of the militant group, Ansar al-Islam. The group is active in the Khyber Tribal area and has a long standing opposition to another militant group, Lashkar al-Islam.
Workers in Bagdad have begun placing new protected walls around the Foreign Ministry building. The move follows the bombing on Wednesday that killed about 100 people. Earlier the Iraqi government released a video of what it said its supporter, a former President Saddam Hussein at meeting to organizing one of the bombings in Bagdad. An Iraqi military spokesman said the man is a 57 year-old former police chief and supporter of the former Iraqi leader’s Baath Party. The suspect said he planned the bombing outside the Finance Ministry along with a Syrian Baath member.
Tens of thousands of South Koreans have attended the funeral for President Kim Dae-jung. At least 20,000 mourners gathered at the National Assembly where Mr. Kim had been sworn into office as President in 1998. He died Tuesday at the age 85. South Korean Prime Minister Han Seung-soo spoke at the funeral. He said Mr. Kim opened the path for understanding between South and North Korea in his stock meeting between its leaders in 2000. Before the funeral North Korea diplomats met with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak. They passed on the massage from their leader Kim Jong-il about cooperation between the two sides. It was the first high level meeting between North and South Korea in almost 2 years.
You are listening to the news in VOA special English coming your way form Washington
Scotland ’s top official has defended his government’s release of Lockerbie bomber, Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi. First Minister Alex Salmond called the release “the right decision” under Scottish law. He said the law requires officials to consider the prisoner’s appeal for release because he is fatally ill. Scottish law permits officials to approve such a request if a prisoner has only a few months to live. Al-Megrahi was released from the Scottish jail Thursday and he flew home to Libya. He has served 10 years of life sentence for the bombing of a Pan Am Plane that went down over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988. He was the only person found guilty in the attack that killed 270 people including 189 Americans.
Reports from the Somali capital say at least 5 civilians have been killed in new clashes between government troops and Islamic Rebels. Fierce fighting began Saturday in two areas of Mogadishu. At least 17 people were wounded as the two sides shot each other. More than 100 people have been killed since Thursday. Many of the dead were civilians. Earlier Somalia’s President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed called for a truce during the Muslim Holy Month, Ramadan. He said he believes peace can be reached through negotiation, but the group Hizbul Islam has rejected that appeal. The group’s leader said his forces will continue to fight the government and African Union peace keepers.
Tens of thousands of people are fleeing wild fires near the Greek capital Athens. Two children’s hospitals and centers for old people north of the city have been empty. And people have left their homes in parts of the cities of Marathon and Agios Stefanos. Firefighting airplanes from Italy, France and Cyprus have joined the Greek effort to fight the fires as powerful winds push the flames toward Athens. Greek weather experts say the winds will remain strong throughout the day, Monday. Officials declared emergency conditions Saturday in a wide area north of Athens. Official say the fires have destroyed about 15,000 hectares of forest and farmland. There have been no reported injures or deaths.
And final ly this news. President Obama and his family have arrived for a week long vacation at the island of Martha's Vineyard in the northeastern United States. Mr. Obama, his wife, daughters and their dog along with security agents are staying at a private home on the Island. The home includes a swimming pool, a basketball court, private boat dock and a movie theatre. The Obamas were forced to be there late for their trip from Washington for a few hours because of weather conditions caused by a powerful ocean storm. That storm has ? moved off-shore in the Atlantic Ocean.
And now briefly. Here is the major news of the hour read in VOA special English.
The United States top military officer General Mike Mullen says he believes the situation in Afghanistan is serious and it is getting worse.
Officials in Pakistan say a suicide bomber has killed 3 people and wounded 15 in the Northwestern city of Peshawar.
And workers in Bagdad have begun placing new protected walls around the Foreign Ministry building.
And that’s the news read in VOA special English, and coming to you from Washington.
4楼 作者:wengarden 创建: <编辑>  <引用>

It is the zero hour thirty universal time and here is the news in special English.

America’s top military officers said the situation in Afghanistan is serious and getting worse. The chairman of () said the Taliban has improved its fighting methods. () also said he is worried about failure of American support for the Afghan war. He said the military is working to prevent another terrorist attack in the United States and he said it plans in Afghanistan to interfere and to fid al_quiater, the Taliban and its extremist allies. In Afghanistan major opposition presidential candidate, former foreign minister (), accused president ()’s camp of wild spread dishonesty. The ()’s campaign has denied the charges and accused () camp of cheating.

Officials in Pakistan say a suicide bomber has killed 3 people and wounded 15 in northwestern city of Pershou. Police say the bombing seemed to be the result of a dispute between 2 militant groups. Officials say 2 men fired guns at each other in the street before the bomber exploded his bombs. Police say the incident may have been linked to a bombing in Pershou Saturday that killed 2 suspected members of the militant group () Islam. The group is active in the () tribe area and has a long standing option to another militant group () Islam.

Workers in Baghdad have began placing new protective walls around the foreign ministry building. The move following bombings on Wednesday killed about 100 people. Earlier the Iraqi government released a video of what it said it was a supporter of former president () admitting to organizing one of the bombings in Baghdad and Iraqi military spokesman said the man is a 57-year old, former police chief and a supporter of the former Iraqi leaders Bas party. The suspect said he planed the bombing outside of the () ministry along with a Syrian Bas member.

Tens of thousands of South Koreans have attended the funeral for president (). At least twenty thousand mourners gathered at the National Assembly where Mister has been sworn into office as president in 1998. he died Tuesday at age of 85. South Korea president Mister () spoke at the funeral. He said Mister () opened the path to understanding between South and North Korea in historical meeting between his leaders in 2000. Before the funeral North Korean diplomats met with South Korean president (). They passed on message from their leader () about the cooperation between the two sides. It was the first high level meeting between North and South Korea in almost two years.

You are listening to the news in VOA special English coming your way from Washington.

Scotland top official has defended his government’s release of (). First minister () called the release the right decision under Scotice law. He said the law requires officials to consider the prisoner’s appeal for release because he is fatally ill. Scotice law permits officials to approve such a request if a prisoner has only a few months to live. () was released from Scotish jail Thursday and he flew home to Libya. He has served ten years of life sentence for the bombing of a () plane that went down over () Scotland in 1998. He was the only person found guilty in the attack that killed 270 people including 189 Americans.

Reporters from Somali capital say at least 5 civilians have been killed in new clashs between government troops and Islamist rebels. Fierce fighting began Saturday in 2 areas of Mogadishu. At least 17 people were wounded as the two sides shelled each other. More than 100 people have been killed since Thursday. Many of the dead were civilians. Earlier Somali president () called for a truce during the Muslim holy month (). He said he believes the peace can be reached through negotiation. But the group () Islam has rejected the appeal. The group’s leader says his forces will continue to fire the government and African Union peace keepers.

Tens of thousands people are fleeing wild fires near the Greek capital Athens. Two child’s hospitals and a center for old people north of the city has been empty and people have left their homes in parts of city () and (). Fires fighting air planes from Italy, French and Cyprus have joined the Greek efforts to fight fires as powerful winds pushed the flames towards the Athens. Greek weather experts say the winds will remain strong throughout the day Monday. Officials declared an emergence situations Saturday in a wild area north of Athens. Officials say the fires have destroyed about 15,000 hectares of forest and farm land. There have been no reports of injuries and deads.

And finally this news president Obama and his family have arrived for a week long vacation in the island of () in the northeastern of the United States. Mister Obama, his wife, daughters and their dog along with security agents are staying at a private home on the island. The home includes a swimming pool, a basketball court, private bold dug and a movie theater. The Obamas were forced to delay their trip from Washington for a few hours because a weather condition caused by a powerful ocean storm. That storm has since moved offshore in the Atlantic Ocean.

And now briefly here again is the major news of the hour read in VOA special English.

The United States top military officer general () says he believes the situation in Afghanistan is serious and is getting worse.

Officials in Pakistan say a suicide bomber has killed 3 people and wounded 15 in the northwestern city of Pershou.

And workers in Baghdad have begun placing new protective walls around the foreign ministry building.

And that’s the news read in VOA special English and coming to you from Washington.

 

5楼 作者:lucia li 创建: <编辑>  <引用>

WORLD NEWS – August 24, 2009

Written by the Voice of America

It is 00:30 universal time and here is the news in special English

American's top military officer says the situation in Afghanistan is serious and getting worse. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said the Taliban has improved its fighting methods. Admiral Mike Mullen also said he is worried about failing American support for the Afghan war. He said the military is working to prevent another terrorist attack in the United States. And he said it plans in Afghanistan to interfere and defeat Al-Qaida, the Taliban and the extremist allies.

In Afghanistan major opposition presidential candidate former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah accused President Hamid Karzai's campaign of wide spread dishonesty. Mr. Karzai's campaign has denied the charges and accused the Abdullah's camp of cheating.

Officials in Pakistan say a suicide bomber has killed 3 people and wounded 15 in the Northwestern city of Peshawar. Police say the bombing seems to be the result of the dispute between two militant groups. Officials say two men fired guns at each other in the street before the bomber explored his bombs. Police say the incident may have been linked to a bombing in Peshawar Saturday that killed two suspected members of the militant group, Ansar Ul Islam. The group is active in the Khyber Tribal area and has a long standing opposition to another militant group, Lashkar-e-Islam.

Workers in Bagdad have begun placing new protective walls around the Foreign Ministry building. The move follows bombings on Wednesday that killed about 100 people. Earlier the Iraqi government released a video of what it said is supporter, a former President Saddam Hussein at meeting to organizing one of the bombings in Bagdad. An Iraqi military spokesman said the man is a 57 year-old former police chief and supporter of the former Iraqi leader's Baath Party. The suspect said he planned the bombing outside the Finance Ministry along with a Syrian Baath member.

Tens of thousands of South Koreans have attended the funeral for President Kim Dae-jung. At least 20,000 mourners gathered at the National Assembly where Mr. Kim had been sworn into office as President in 1998. He died Tuesday at the age of 85. South Korean Prime Minister Han Seung-soo spoke at the funeral. He said Mr. Kim opened the path for understanding between South and North Korea in a historic meeting between its leaders in 2000. Before the funeral North Korea diplomats met with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak. They passed on the massage from their leader Kim Jong-il about cooperation between the two sides. It was the first high level meeting between North and South Korea in almost 2 years.

You are listening to the news in VOA special English coming your way form Washington.

Scotland's top official has defended his government's release of Lockerbie bomber, Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi. First Minister Alex Salmond called the release the right decision under Scottish law. He said the law requires officials to consider the prisoner's appeal for release because he is fatally ill. Scottish law permits officials to approve such a request if a prisoner has only a few months to live. Al-Megrahi was released from the Scottish jail Thursday and he flew home to Libya. He has served 10 years of a life sentence for the bombing of a Pan Am Plane that went down over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988. He was the only person found guilty in the attack that killed 270 people including 189 Americans.

Reports from the Somali capital say at least 5 civilians have been killed in new clashes between government troops and Islam's Rebels. Fierce fighting began Saturday in two areas of Mogadishu . At least 17 people were wounded as the two sides shield each other. More than 100 people have been killed since Thursday. Many of the dead were civilians. Earlier Somalia's President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed called for a truce during the Muslim Holy Month, Ramadan. He said he believes peace can be reached through negotiation but the group Hizbul Islam has rejected that appeal. The group’s leader says his forces will continue to fight the government and African Union Peace keepers.

Tens of thousands of people are fleeing wildfires near the Greek capital Athens. Two children's hospitals and center for old people north of the city have been emptied. And people have left their homes in parts of the cities of Marathon and Agios Stefanos. Firefighting airplanes from Italy, France and Cyprus have joined the Greek effort to fight the fires as powerful winds push the flames toward Athens. Greek weather experts say the winds will remain strong throughout the day, Monday. Officials declared emergency conditions Saturday in a wide area north of Athens. Officials say the fires have destroyed about 15,000 hectares of forest and farmland. There have been no reports of injures or death.

And final this news, President Obama and his family have arrived for a week long vacation on the Island Martha's Vineyard in the northeastern United States. Mr. Obama, his wife, daughters and their dog along with security agents are staying at a private home on the Island. The home includes a swimming pool, a basketball court, private boat dock and a movie theatre. The Obamas were forced to delay their trip from Washington for a few hours because of weather conditions caused by a powerful ocean storm. That storm has since moved off-shore in the Atlantic Ocean.

And now briefly here again is the major news of the hour read in VOA special English.

The United States top military officer General Mike Mullen says he believes the situation in Afghanistan is serious and is getting worse.

Officials in Pakistan say a suicide bomber has killed 3 people and wounded 15 in the Northwestern city of Peshawar.

And workers in Bagdad have begun placing new protective walls around the Foreign Ministry building.

And that’s the news read in VOA special English and coming to you from Washington.

  第6楼 作者:思一子 创建: <编辑>  <引用>

读了lucia LI 听写稿,得知。The Obamas were forced to delay their trip from Washington for a few hours because of weather conditions caused by a powerful ocean storm. 这几个字一直未能听出,lucia li 水平就是高。希望你常来听写,我们可向你学习一下。建议八月将lucia li 定为一等奖。我由于基础差,听写确实有时有难度,有时则顺利,听写与听大意还是有很大区别的,我个人以为,中学生及大学生应注重一下听写。我由于从小未学英语,现在利用听写来补基础,效果很好。

  第8楼 作者:brook_xly 创建: <编辑>  <引用>

谢谢楼上各位啊!

八月捕蝉给的听力文稿还是有几个错误,如开头的American's,Obama那段的has seems moved等。

向思一子先生致敬!

9楼 作者:思一子 创建: <编辑>  <引用>

感谢夸奖。八月先生水平很高,由于要出差,没有仔细核对文稿,也是有情可原。现在学习英语的条件实在是太好了,各种材料很多,现在的年轻人比以前要聪明的多,这是时代的在进步,唯一要注意的是吃苦精神的培养。学英语不吃点苦是不行的,我个人的经验是从零起点,到听写出错误不多于十处的special材料,只要中等人的智力,不会超过18个月,但现在有许多本科生,手持六级证书,第一次听基本上听不全一条新闻,如果让其全听完,对其他这十分钟是折磨,他也发誓要下决心来学英语,一年后,水平又退了一成。这样的学生能占50%,他们的基础很好,只是不熟声音,所以第一次听不出来,这也正常,按我个人听6级听力来判断,只要6级听力能听明白三分之一,6级题能做到50分,四级能得60分,special材料听两次就应全部无误听写出来,当然人名、地名等除外,现在的初中生了不得,一初三的学生,只听十次,十天不看电视,不上网玩,就超过我了,但是愿意这样做的人太少,大家希望放在出国后,就可以听懂了,或是参加什么班。这些都可以提高,且很有成效,但是你不吃上十天苦头,我想你是学不会的。

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