VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):中国西安一女子被困电梯30天后身亡
日期:2016-03-10 10:20

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听力文本

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Woman Dies in Elevator Month After Power Cut

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A 43-year-old woman was found dead in an elevator in China.

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She had been trapped in the elevator for about a month.

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CNN says a maintenance crew inspected a broken elevator in the Chinese city of Xi'an on January 30. The elevator had stopped between the 10th and 11th floors. Workers shouted to see if anyone was inside, and did not hear an answer.

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They turned off the power and left the building.

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Workers found the woman's body on March 1, after they returned from the Lunar New Year holiday. The woman, who lived in the building, could have been in the elevator for up to 30 days.

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The woman's neighbors said that the woman lived alone.

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Local police arrested two suspects in their investigation. They said they were investigating the companies responsible for the elevator maintenance.

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Internet response

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Chinese web users posted angry responses on social media. They criticized relationships in modern Chinese society.

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One user of Weibo, a social media site similar to Twitter, said:

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"I thought such things would only take place in the wild. But actually the crowded cities are nothing but just a forest of steel – we are surrounded by so many people and have so many 'good friends' in (online) chat groups but there are few that really have anything to do with you."

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Media response

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Chinese media criticized negligence in China's elevator maintenance industry. Media also criticized property management companies.

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China has had problems with similar accidents in the past. Last July, a woman died after she fell through flooring in a Chinese department store.

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词汇解析

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1.power cut 停电;断电

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There was a power cut and all the lights went out.

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因停电所有的灯都熄灭了fgBDMFlol)3IYt3ro*e,

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2.be trapped in 被困于...;受困于...

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I have a horror of being trapped in a broken lift.

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我常害怕电梯故障会把我困于其中aO%CZLa#4iBA)L

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3.maintenance crew 维修队;维修工人

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The maintenance supervisor would dispatch a crew to repair the damage.

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维修管理人将派一组人去修理损坏的地方K&b=Z4G0vFHwj

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4.take place 发生;举行

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Earthquakes take place far underground.

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内容解析

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1.They turned off the power and left the building.

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turn off 关掉;关闭

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He puts out his hand to turn off the light.

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他伸手去关灯@3%1-QI]X&EJV

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Be sure to turn off the lights before you leave.

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请你在离开前务必关灯k3&gAd~%sQR!|a]9

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2.They said they were investigating the companies responsible for the elevator maintenance.

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be responsible for 是...的原因;负责

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He denied that he was responsible for the accident.

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他否认他应对那个事故负责rg%h9lCRGZ.U

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She was responsible for buying the properties for the television series.

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参考译文

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中国西安一女子疑被困电梯30天后身亡

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中国一名43岁的女子因被困电梯而身亡eBE!a6_X#6768G5AkL1(

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这名女子被困时间长达一个月wW][1)tS-Rr

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据美国有线新闻报道,1月30日,西安的维修工人前去维修出故障的电梯jsV@[T4gixh。当时电梯卡在10楼和11楼中间a;qG=Ws]~Bp&(5fF5。维修工人大喊了几声询问是否有人在电梯里,未听到任何回应p412S[!0Ym(Vmf

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于是,维修工人切断电源后便离开了NWbMJGjpUp2cw

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43岁女子被困电梯身亡.jpg

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3月1日,结束春节假期的维修工人上班时发现了电梯里被困的女子oa-yJ)I^gM*ehW.uyVj6。该女子是这层大楼里的住户,因维修工人的失误被困电梯长达30天d&XuXIUlWXB%aA6W3DXq

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邻居告诉记者,这名女子独自一人住在这栋楼里JOBT(43Qd~hBvYlugeP

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当地警方逮捕了两名涉案嫌疑人s;JVnK#]-rO^_iZ。此外,警方也开始着手调查涉案的电梯维修公司xiA0V6jAKXSm)vGUd0

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中国的网友看到此消息时都表示震惊和愤怒d#du.F2fmR98lln(Ygd。同时,他们指责当今的社会人情冷漠,世态炎凉lml76#*LFI=*Bs,o2v

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微博上的一位用户感慨道:

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“我以为这种事情只会发生在渺无人烟的野外;VGh@CN|n#7c#c+q。然而现在却发现这个繁华的都市其实是一座钢筋混凝土的建筑——身边那么多的朋友,朋友圈里扎推的好友,到头来能真正施以援手的却寥寥无几0k2ZyA-shq5U^ieTopB。”

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中国的新闻媒体指责这起事故是维修公司严重失职造成的+9wDkX.NKCn3vG。小区的物业公司也难辞其咎j1p+5Vfr,znx

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近年来,中国的安全事故频发&&P^n2f.UMNY8x;GG|。去年7月份,一名妇女在商场内乘坐扶梯时,不幸被卷入扶梯后身亡J4bfw&vT(1nlE%|ze

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重点单词
  • dispatchv. 派遣,迅速做完,立即处死 n. 派遣,发送,急件,
  • elevatorn. 电梯,飞机升降舵,斗式皮带输送机
  • fell动词fall的过去式 n. 兽皮 vt. 砍伐,击倒 a
  • propertyn. 财产,所有物,性质,地产,道具
  • maintenancen. 维护,保持,维修,生活费用 n. 供给,抚养; 主
  • socialadj. 社会的,社交的 n. 社交聚会
  • crewn. 全体船员,全体乘务员,(一组)工作人员 vi
  • negligencen. 疏忽,粗心大意