VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):美国阿拉斯加有"冰兽"出没
日期:2016-11-04 11:20

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Strange Video of 'Ice Monster' Recorded in Alaska
This is What's Trending Today.
Many people have heard the story of Scotland's Loch Ness monster.
The sea creature, often called Nessie, is said to live in Loch Ness, a large waterway in the Scottish Highlands.
Yet, have you ever heard of an ice monster in the American state of Alaska?
Well, an ice monster is what many people thought they were seeing when a federal government agency published a strange-looking video. The Bureau of Land Management put the video on its Facebook page.
The pictures were taken in Fairbanks, a city in north-central Alaska. Alaska is the northernmost part of the United States. While winter has yet to officially begin, weather conditions in Fairbanks already are very cold.
In the video, a fish with ice on its back appears to be swimming in the Chena River.
The video was only 20 seconds long. But it was enough to get people wondering what they saw.
One person said he thought it showed a shark that lost its way.
Someone else wrote that he thought the video was a prank designed to trick people. The writer said the Bureau of Land Management wanted to bring attention to its Facebook page.
A number of media organizations picked up on the ice monster story and talked about it on their shows.
Other writers asked if the video was edited in some way, removing some images or adding others. Perhaps, they reasoned, the bureau was trying to frighten people around the celebration of Halloween.
Some people said the ice monster was a "zombie salmon," or a larger fish: a sturgeon.
One writer even suggested the creature was an alligator or crocodile. But such an animal could not survive in Alaska, where it does not get very hot, even in summer.
Some readers said it was ice moving in the river current, or ice that was frozen to a rope or some other object.
On October 31, the Bureau of Land Management published an update.
It agreed with some of the people who commented on the original piece.
An expert from the Department of Fish and Game told the bureau the picture looked "really cool," but it was probably just ice stuck to a rope. The ice caused the rope to float and move in the river's current.
Even though the mystery seems to be solved, some people do not seem persuaded. Others are still wishing it was a "real" monster.
And that's What's Trending Today.
I'm Dan Friedell.

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词汇解析

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1.sea creature 海洋生物

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The threat comes from another sea creature.
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2.federal government 联邦政府

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He proposes that businesses should pay taxes to the federal government.
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3.in some way 在某些方面

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I've got a feeling that the death may be tied up with his visit in some way.
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4.lost ones way 迷路

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I lost my way because it was too dark.
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内容解析

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1.The writer said the Bureau of Land Management wanted to bring attention to its Facebook page.

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bring attention to 引起注意

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The bigger ones are put in by large companies to bring attention to their products.
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In these cases, civil disobedience may be necessary in order to bring attention to the situation.
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2.The ice caused the rope to float and move in the river's current.

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move in 迁入;搬入

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Police moved in to disperse the crowd.
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Her husband had moved in with a younger woman.
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参考译文

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美国阿拉斯加有“冰兽”出没
这里是《今日热点》节目Hv]ytFdvstR
相信很多人都听过苏格兰尼斯湖水怪的传闻=su1Ad1Qwh~&T
这只水怪名叫“尼西”,据说它生存在尼斯湖里——一位于苏格兰高地的水域MQ2_@j2DEjrZ#*kC3@j3
但是,你听说过美国阿拉斯加州的“冰兽”吗?
当联邦政府部门将一段怪异的视频上传网络后,很多网友认为自己看到了“冰兽”1S,Vos.u!3。美国土地管理局在脸书主页上传了这段视频gkEx%OI0O7l_tQ3tYmU%

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视频拍摄地点是在阿拉斯加州中北部城市费尔班克斯JdhB7bS4g+Bs(kq+。阿拉斯加州位于美国的最北端4Tq0;Z~cVjz.^uonn。虽然冬天还没有正式到来,但是费尔班克斯的天气已经很冷了%Kj8Ehm[VS
视频中,一条扛着冰块的鱼似乎在切纳河(the Chena River)里游动_OlliSuKfEi8=^8CH]jc
视频的时长只有20秒smvl|r!z.~DM)P。但足够让网友好奇他们看到的东西究竟是什么DY%BqL6~,PPUoQ(T)
有人说,视频里是一条迷路的鲨鱼MNsiE]==db+jyQ&To
还有人认为,这个视频是恶作剧vIp7HOJ*&q1GK。他觉得这不过是美国土地管理局想给自己的脸书主页带来人气罢了(iSM2[_t@xR!Ueo
很多媒体机构也注意到了冰兽的传闻,并开始大肆报道L3ZB.evMZNyn|cwtm
有人质疑视频是不是经过剪辑,删改了一些画面或增加了其他东西S]R!C4z7R6_dJ*s+,-J。他们猜测,可能土地管理局想趁着万圣节的气氛戏弄一下民众3u,]Hvt^(8
有人说冰兽是一条巨型的“僵尸鲑鱼”或者鲟鱼p.FIvy&*h,k|i|DdB@8*
甚至还有人觉得这一不明生物是一条短吻鳄或鳄鱼N^-_#1oJbw;#。鳄鱼是无法在阿拉斯加州存活的,因为就算是夏季这里的气温也不是很高qjqkMSd%;8!E^G
有的人说这是顺着河水漂流的冰块,还有可能是冰块连接着绳子或其他物体3O0w[%fc,6kd43
10月31日,土地管理局又上传了最新视频Y_@U=4jyLGz2
土地管理局同意一些网友关于原视频的看法&c%|WU3Yqn
一名来自渔猎部的专家告诉土地管理局,视频虽然看起来“很酷”,但其实就是一块依附了绳子的冰块v249j6%J(H&l。冰块导致绳子沿河漂流LVIsMs%=m@qt24
虽然这一谜团貌似被解开了,但仍有一些人未被说服o2dCT._cbsKYbI.YW。有人希望视频里的是一只“真正的”怪兽-xTW,,p@6mnn-
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