地道美语听力播客:国外退休
日期:2014-03-11 17:38

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Wanda:I just heard the news. You're moving to McQuillanland?
旺达:我刚刚收到消息2Yv|Mx-ydV6RN1oB&[。你准备搬去麦克奎蓝?
George:I am. I've decided to retire abroad.
乔治:我是G4OA]UyI&@KxtP。我决定在国外退休N1s=heD)!o+pAPz
Wanda:Why?
旺达:为什么?
George:It makes a lot of sense for people with a fixed income.
乔治:对于有固定收入的人来说很有意义JGaVBi4m%=m
Social Security will only go so far here, but the cost of living is much lower in other countries, including McQuillanland.
在这里的社会保险只能到此为止,但是其他国家的生活成本要低得多,包括麦克奎蓝在内kh%4Ftst|aD9(eF.[
I can live it up at a fraction of the cost of living modestly here.
我可以以十分低廉的生活成本在那里享受舒服的日子+yxXs0n!NZwNVjU
Wanda:But you're moving away from all of your friends and family.
旺达:但你会舍弃所有的朋友和家人Xj5m5H(x2c

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George:I can stay in touch remotely and there is an American expat community there so I can make new friends.
乔治:我可以远程保持联系,那里有一个美国外籍人士社区,我可以结交到新朋友ONIz.5!g@1f9r
I am a little worried about learning the language and adjusting to life abroad, but I'll be living a simpler life there and there'll be less stress.
我对于学习语言和适应国外生活有点担心,但我会过上更简单的生活而且压力会更小u;3R^C(XpT!Mp
Wanda:But sometimes things aren't so reliable when you live abroad.
旺达:但你生活在国外有时事情不太靠谱B6oCXbC#cWXHa6t
George:Like what?
乔治:比如?
Wanda:I've heard that the Internet services can be unreliable and power outages are common in McQuillanland.
旺达:我听说在那里的互联网服务不靠谱而且动不动就停电成了家常便饭;egOit+l]k9dVYQF|!vb
Are you sure you want to put down stakes in a foreign country?
你确定自己会在国外生活的称心如意吗?
George:What do I have to lose?
乔治:我有什么损失呢?
I already have my residency visa and a condo on the beach waiting for me.
我已经办理了居留签证而且在沙滩上有所公寓等着我的入住TqNv;uy,92^2C%
The real question is:when are you going to take the plunge?
真正的问题是:你什么时候有去冒险的决心?

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1.Social Security 社会保险
2.make friends 交朋友
3.residency visa 居留签证

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重点单词
  • unreliableadj. 不可靠的
  • modestlyadv. 谨慎地,适当地,谦虚地
  • reliableadj. 可靠的,可信的
  • plungev. 使投入,跳入,栽进 n. 跳入,投入 n.
  • fractionn. 分数,小部分,破片
  • communityn. 社区,社会,团体,共同体,公众,[生]群落
  • socialadj. 社会的,社交的 n. 社交聚会
  • stressn. 紧张,压力 v. 强调,着重 vt. 强调 n.
  • securityn. 安全,防护措施,保证,抵押,债券,证券