地道美语听力播客:制定遗嘱
日期:2013-11-04 15:47

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Last week, I got a wake-up call.
上周,一通电话惊扰了我的美梦L]xc~;0bVn^
One of my oldest friends from high school died suddenly in an accident, leaving no will.
我高中时期的一个老朋友突然死于一场事故,但没有留下遗嘱0+o5#7SlaY1gu=u-n
With no estate planning at all, his assets went into probate and his dependents were left in limbo.
由于没有遗产规划,他的资产开始遗嘱认证阶段,所以他的亲属都不是很稳定V+ewakZQwK1AP)DfjZ6I
My friend was a young man, the same age as me.
那位朋友是和我同龄的年轻男生s(kWN;F815#Ett
At our age, who thinks about estate planning?
像我们这样的年纪,谁会想着遗产规划?
Well, he should have and I'm starting right now to put my affairs in order.
嗯,他要是这样就好了,而我现在就将自己的事情安排妥当Y.|m-#faywY-f6K5;
I've already decided who will be my beneficiaries and how much of an inheritance each family member will get.
我已经决定谁将成为我的受益人以及每位家庭成员会继承多少2g*xnhJoWovj=P(

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One big decision I'm still thinking about is who should be my executor.
我还想着的一个重大的决定是谁应该成为我的遗嘱执行人D(68Vh^Y!!K|RX9NG8
I want to make sure my bequests are carried out and my assets are properly disposed of, so this person has to be trustworthy.
我想确保我的遗赠被分配,资产得到妥善处理,那么这个人必须是可信赖的G&W7dB6~R(QF
After I make those decisions, I'll write a holographic will.
在做出这些决定后,我将写一份亲笔遗嘱6u11d9^9brWU)k60;
It's the simplest way of drawing up a will and adding codicils without an attorney, and since I'm still of sound mind, there shouldn't be any problems.
这是起草一份遗嘱最简单的方法而且无需律师就能添加遗嘱附件,而且仍然心智健全的我应该没有任何问题BaretYd!+1iRa#
I'll ask my neighbors to be witnesses.
我将要求邻居作为见证人(_sr~*I1o)~
Before I start drawing up my will, though, I still have one other important decision to make.
在我开始制定遗嘱前还有另一个重要的决定%DwK!gUNrF+s95-ocI~
Who should get custody of my eight cats?
那就是我的八只猫谁来负责呢?
知识点讲解
1.estate planning 遗产计划

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2.in limbo处于不稳定

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3.holographic will亲笔遗嘱

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重点单词
  • executorn. (遗嘱)执行人
  • decisionn. 决定,决策
  • trustworthyadj. 可信赖的
  • disposedadj. 愿意的,想干的,有 ... 倾向的 动词dis
  • estaten. 财产,房地产,状态,遗产
  • attorneyn. (辩护)律师