VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):美国遭受数十起大小型火灾困扰
日期:2016-08-27 11:43

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Fires in the western United States have burned thousands of hectares of land. The fires have forced people to leave their homes in California and in the state of Washington.

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The National Interagency Fire Center reported 32 fires in the western states. Seven new fires were reported by the middle of the week. Hot, dry winds this week have helped spread the fires.

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The area around the city of Spokane, Washington is the center of firefighting efforts. Firefighter reinforcements have arrived in the area. Governor Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency in 20 counties in Washington.

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The governor linked the latest fires to climate change and dead trees in the area's forests.

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Firefighters in California's San Luis Obispo County have controlled a part of the 15,000-hectare fire. That fire is burning in Central California. It was threatening the historic Hearst Castle. The castle was home to William Randolph Hearst, a famous American newspaper publisher in the first half of the Twentieth Century.

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By Tuesday, officials said the castle was no longer in danger from the fire. A shift in the wind pushed the blaze away from the castle.

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Investigators in Southern California searched for the cause of a huge fire in San Bernardino County. That fire burned for about one week. The blaze destroyed more than 100 homes and 200 buildings.

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Officials said the so-called Blue Cut fire was under control Tuesday.

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Small fires burned in two popular national parks in Wyoming. One fire closed a main road at the west entrance to Yellowstone National Park. Another fire stopped traffic on a 20-kilometer area of a road in Grand Teton National Park. At Grand Teton, people were asked to leave at least one campground because of the threat of fire.

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词汇解析

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1.firefighting 消防,防火,打火

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This is a Ukrainian company that manufactures cargo and firefighting aircraft.
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2.be in danger 处于危险中

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But he warned that the relationship -- and the future of Pakistan -- could be in danger.
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3.search for... 搜索……,寻找……,调查……

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The default is to search for all categories of vehicles.
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4.entrance to... ……的入口

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This wardrobe is actually a secret entrance to a playroom.
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内容解析

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1.Governor Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency in 20 counties in Washington.

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state of emergency 紧急状态

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San Francisco mayor Frank Jordan declared a state of emergency in the city as the looting continued into the night.
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The governor declared a state of emergency.
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2.The castle was home to William Randolph Hearst, a famous American newspaper publisher in the first half of the Twentieth Century.

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be home to... 是……的家园,是……的故居,为……的所在地

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Some scientists have even speculated that Titan could already be home to methane-dwelling microbes.
一些科学家甚至已经想到了:泰坦上可能已经存在生活在甲烷中的细菌!^FDG#I%s)W&qsdDG
But harvesting costs are high and land sources are geographically scattered and may be home to important biodiversity.
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参考译文

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美国西部的火灾已烧毁上万公顷的土地Lorb968FVAN。致使加州和华盛顿州的人们被迫离开家园uBv*%9RuHaT_t。据美国国家消防中心报道,西部共有32起火灾发生q(GzosfvgwW7Xemhjw。本周中期,更有7起火灾再次发生Enk5V!MduX4vOs。原因是干热风为火灾的传播造势jpesdl6TuL)mJ#L;L2。华盛顿州斯波坎市附近的区域是消防工作的重心k&SZs_3ak*i_@X!。消防部队已达到该地区28yT]KwuLEQIxZydZ。主管人员杰伊宣布,华盛顿州的20个城镇进入紧急状态Q+^CqH#bT.8O9tmBQ。杰伊认为,最近的频繁火灾与气候变化和华盛顿州森林的枯树有关Ff8V__CiVq(3U0I%Z+hk。加州圣路易斯-奥比斯波的消防人员已控制住该区域1.5万公顷徒弟的火势Jp@y.qi5S|。火势集中在加州中部EH5.6Kl]q5。危及到了赫斯特城堡H2wJ7v~Ckmp!O。赫斯特城堡是20世纪上半叶美国知名出版家威廉?赫斯特的故居所在qo6u3Wcvnz

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消防人员于周二前表示,目前,赫斯特城堡的火灾已清除-ap|pbwZZ^。原因是风向改变,火势远离了城堡JD]Pd+E.,WD。加州南部的研究人员对圣贝纳迪诺的一场大型火灾进行了调查nhZHTiLcpwbf;gbW。这场大火持续了一周之久]J8gvQ3lvbdG@!。烧毁了100个家和200座建筑;P=oeM]-_x7XR06G|。消防人员表示,所谓的森林大火于周二得到了控制Rze+V~C9d@20)T%。而数场小火烧毁了怀俄明州的两个知名国家公园QhuMdlL]r4]Qo)xZ0。其中一场还导致黄石国家公园西面入口的主路封锁ZDgWwIwMz6)IiH~。而另一场火导致大提顿国家公园20千米区域的道路交通停运a(Wz~(dJW-QOCS##v。大提顿国家公园的人们被要求远离该地区至少一个野营地的距离,以避免威胁TIoiKS]Jn3ikcIDMmEHq。感谢收听丹为您发回的报道=pTowHzGrS#4X5TqoR

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