官方APP下载:英语全能特训(微信小程序版,支持苹果手机、安卓手机)
创办于2003年
UNSV记不住?那就记中文谐音“忧安思危”吧!
  Slow and Steady Wins the Race!
UNSV英语学习频道 - Slow and steady wins the race!

英语全能特训(微信小程序)
UNSV英语学习频道淘宝网店
客服短信:18913948480
客服邮箱:web@unsv.com
初级VIP会员
全站英语学习资料下载。
¥98元/12个月

WORDS AND THEIR STORIES - Nicknames for Chicago

阅读次数:


VIP会员专享下载:(非VIP会员无权下载!如果想下载,但还不是VIP会员,请点此订购
下载方式:使用鼠标右键(注意是鼠标右键!)点击下面的MP3音频/MP4视频链接,然后选择“另存为…”。
英汉翻译对照 英汉翻译对照  MP3节目录音 MP3节目录音  PDF节目文稿 PDF节目文稿  MP3同步字幕 MP3同步字幕  词汇句型精讲 词汇句型精讲 
文章正文
同步字幕
Chicago's Clarence Buckingham Memorial Fountain glows in bright red colors during one of its nightly summertime light shows
Chicago's Clarence Buckingham Memorial Fountain glows in bright red colors during one of its nightly summertime light shows

Now, the VOA Special English program WORDS AND THEIR STORIES.

A nickname is a shortened version of a person's name. A nickname also can describe a person, place or thing. Many American cities have interesting nicknames. These can help establish an identity, spread pride among citizens and build unity.

(Frank Sinatra - "Chicago")

Chicago, Illinois was once the second largest city in the United States. So, one of its nicknames is The Second City. Over the years, the population of Chicago has decreased. Today it is the third largest American city.

However, another nickname for Chicago is still true today. It is The Windy City. Chicago sits next to Lake Michigan, one of North America's Great Lakes. Language expert Barry Popick says on his web site that Chicago was called a "windy city" because of the wind that blows off of Lake Michigan. In the eighteen sixties and seventies, Chicago was advertised as an ideal place to visit in the summer because of this cool wind.

But anyone who has ever lived in Chicago knows how cold that wind can be in winter. The wind travels down the streets between tall buildings in the center of the city.

Barry Popick says other cities in the central United States called Chicago a "windy city." This meant that people in Chicago liked to brag or talk about how great their city was. They were full of wind or full of hot air. He says newspapers in Cincinnati, Ohio used this expression in the eighteen seventies.

Chicago was an important agricultural, industrial and transportation center for the country.

In nineteen sixteen, the city gained two more nicknames from a poem called "Chicago," written by Carl Sandburg. Here is the first part of the poem:

Hog Butcher for the World,

Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat,

Player with Railroads and the Nation's Freight Handler;

Stormy, husky, brawling,

City of the Big Shoulders.

Chicago was called Hog Butcher for the World because of its huge meat-processing industry. And, it was called The City of the Big Shoulders or City of Broad Shoulders because of its importance to the nation.

There are several songs about Chicago. "My Kind of Town" was made popular by Frank Sinatra in nineteen sixty-four.

(MUSIC)

This program was written by Shelley Gollust. I'm Faith Lapidus. You can find more WORDS AND THEIR STORIES at our website, www.unsv.com.

网友的学习评论(9条):
作者:bob H curle
Cities which have an interesting nickname can help establish an identity, spread pride among citizens and build unity.great,my hometown has a nickname called the city of thousands island.
作者:Zoe
please help me to translate this article,thank you!
Do u live in the 千岛湖?i live in the green city in central china!
作者:Leon Qin
I suggest the learners here we can built a 微信群, so we can talk everyday! What about that?
作者:Leon Qin
My qq is 150362171,welcome to add me!
作者:Adela1015
Nice to know it.
From this article,I learned a sentence,"This is my kind of..."
作者:成功
The music is wonderful,Do you know its name?please tell me,thanks
作者:jk---南大
chicago called "wind city" that awesome! but another nickname from poem called"chicago" with a lot taunt coming to other city of US! by the way ,the city that i lived called "spring city"
版权所有©2003-2019 南京通享科技有限公司,保留所有权利。未经书面许可,严禁转载本站内容,违者追究法律责任。 互联网经营ICP证:苏B2-20120186
网站备案:苏ICP备05000269号-1中国工业和信息化部网站备案查询
广播台