VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):哪个国家的跨年烟花最美?
日期:2016-01-04 12:10

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The Best New Year's Fireworks in the World
Fireworks are used to celebrate the new year around the world.
Which countries have the best displays?
According to Australian musician and song writer Ash Almond, the Top 10 fireworks displays worldwide are in London, Sydney, Taipei, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, New York, Berlin, Dubai, Hong Kong and Beijing.
In China, fireworks are used to drive away evil, according to the website ChineseNewYears.info. Right after midnight on New Year's Eve, fireworks are set off. It is believed that the person who launches the first firework of the new year will have good luck.
Dubai is hosting an extravagant fireworks display from Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building. The event will also be live-streamed on MyDubaiNewYear.com, offering visitors the choice between three camera angles, reports the Khaleej Times.
Fireworks by Grucci will feature a spectacular display at Atlantis, the Palm Hotel and Resort in Dubai. The company plans to spell "Atlantis" in the sky with fireworks. It will use the reflections of the fireworks in the water to enhance the display.
"One of their ideas is to create a shimmering red carpet, which will light up the sky as well as reflect in the water below," wrote the Khaleej Times.
Berlin is celebrating the new year with a festive open-air party at the Brandenburg Gate. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to attend. There will be an international program of live music, light and laser shows, and plenty of food and drink.
"The spectacular fireworks display starts at midnight on the dot," reports the website VisitBerlin.de.
Finally, more than a million revelers are expected at Times Square in New York on New Year's Eve. They will take part in the 109-year-old tradition of watching the iconic ball drop from atop One Times Square.
The New York Times reports that the famous ball is about 4 meters in diameter, or 12-feet wide, and weighs close to 5,443 kilograms, or 12,000 pounds. It shimmers because it is covered in 2,688 Waterford crystals. At midnight, revelers will watch the sky above New York City ablaze with fireworks.
Some cities will not be celebrating the new year with fireworks. Belgium cancelled its traditional fireworks display in central Brussels due to fears of the continuing terror threat.
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词汇解析

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1.be used to 惯于;经常

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People see things from a particular frame of reference that they are used to.
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2.according to 按照;通过

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The price of vegetables fluctuates according to the weather.
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3.right after 在...之后

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4.light up 点亮;照亮

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内容解析

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1.In China, fireworks are used to drive away evil, according to the website Chinese New Years.info.

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drive away 驱赶;驱使

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The fresh morning air seemed to drive away all his sombre passions.
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The rioters fired shots in the air to drive away news photographers
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2.Right after midnight on New Year's Eve, fireworks are set off. It is believed that the person who launches the first firework of the new year will have good luck.

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set off 出发;点燃

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She turned away, and set off towards the lake.
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After I had finished eating, he proposed to set off immediately.
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参考译文

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全球最美跨年烟花
几乎全世界的人们都喜用烟花庆祝新年pe2;*+m^.R%K7wY[H2
那么究竟哪些国家的烟花最绚烂呢?
澳大利亚音乐家兼作曲家Ash Almond称,全球十佳烟花城市分别为伦敦、悉尼、台北、吉隆坡、雅加达、纽约、柏林、迪拜、香港和北京sHGuH|b45mcEsp9oz
据Chinese New Years.info网站调查显示:在中国,人们通常用烟花来驱鬼避邪g(K1%4^sJ]。待午夜十二点后,也就是新年前夕开始燃放烟花HhnIDT=A6l~V_~YSs。人们相信最先燃放烟花的人一年里都会好运连连F!KN]GPuu%E,T
迪拜在世界最高摩天大楼哈利法塔举行了盛大的焰火庆典!X&btZU5zx)#oK[。据海湾时报称,MyDubaiNewYear网站将现场直播此次的烟花表演,让游客能够全方位观看这场烟花秀wd*P%bLv20Z(YgQ]);

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此次由Grucci公司生产的烟花将在棕榈岛亚特兰蒂斯酒店处燃放zB9@2v_M_8|1~。Grucci公司还设计用烟花在空中绽放出Atlantis的字眼b71;E9!O|UW9BwpWG。此外,设计人员还巧妙地利用烟花在水中的倒影来加强视觉效果d(YE]FnU,S,jz
据海湾时报称:“值得一提的是他们竟然还设计出红地毯一样的烟花,照亮朗朗夜空和粼粼水面_Cq2.Yec|hHvOLaBa~。”
德国柏林则选择在勃兰登堡门举办露天派对来欢度新年yo6aQdDuisWQEm^。此次派对将会有成千上万的人参加VQ~3Ps_(bg&MKU。届时还会举行国际性的节目,如演唱会、灯光和激光展示,还为观众们准备了食物和饮料(#a@9|t!&WvO8
VisitBerlin.de网站记者激动地宣布:“倍受瞩目的烟花表演将在午夜准时开始hCHK7BQrG*UYw([!j,o。”
最后,纽约时代广场的跨年预计将有一百万人参加f.8[&=I[bbzs*o。现场的观众们可以观赏到已延续了109年的传统活动——水晶球降落(此时可随意拥吻身边的人)+Ogj&2Sto5v78
据纽约时报称,该球为直径约4米(12英尺宽),重5443千克(12000磅)的水晶球C0C04m0V[6llIdHDV#(f。表面由2688颗沃特福德水晶构成,在灯光的照射下通体发光|.HFS~Tdc%n=7。午夜时,狂欢者们便可欣赏到烟花表演了fpXSl1wd87ZuHMBlzn^-
然而,有些城市却没有用烟花来庆祝新年7#%w,2HS6sPtjA@_m_SN。比利时担心这样会出现恐怖威胁,因此取消了首都布鲁塞尔传统的烟花表演H9NBc#OC%6
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重点单词
  • enhancevt. 提高,加强,增加
  • extravagantadj. 奢侈的,浪费的,过度的,大量的
  • terrorn. 恐怖,惊骇,令人惧怕或讨厌的人或事物
  • referencen. 参考,出处,参照 n. 推荐人,推荐函 vt. 提
  • celebratev. 庆祝,庆贺,颂扬
  • resortn. (度假)胜地,手段,凭借 vi. 诉诸,常去
  • displayn. 显示,陈列,炫耀 vt. 显示,表现,夸示
  • traditionaladj. 传统的
  • musiciann. 音乐家,作曲家
  • lasern. 激光,镭射