VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):何等幸运!纽约一司机连遇236个绿灯
日期:2017-01-03 16:43

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New York City Driver Gets 236 Green Lights in a Row
This is What's Trending Today.
Noah Forman is an Uber driver in New York City.
He is an experienced driver in a city known for its severe traffic jams.
Forman started driving a taxi in 2005. Then, he switched to the ride-sharing service.
He said he got the idea to see how many green lights he could make it through without being stopped by a red light, when he saw a video in 2014. One driver made 55 straight green lights.
Forman thought he could get through more intersections than that without stopping.
So one day, he made a video of himself driving and posted it on YouTube.
He got more than 100 lights that time. After reaching a red light, he continued on, and made it through 76 more lights without stopping.
Inspired by his first try, Forman thought he could do even better.
So in early December, he tried again.
This time, he made it through 236 lights in a row.
The drive covered almost all of Manhattan's East Side and took about 27 minutes.
Many people wanted to know how he did it.
A local television station spoke to Forman. He said he drove about 35 kilometers per hour because the lights are timed to reward safe, slower drivers.
He also made the drive early on a Monday morning when there was not much traffic. After over 10 years of driving in New York, he knew which streets would provide long stretches of green lights.
One day, Forman said, he might try to get through 500 green lights.
Most people seemed impressed with his video.
But, there were some who said it was not a big deal. On a website that covers life in New York, one reader wrote: "this isn't impressive, to be honest."
Other readers said the long stretches of green lights are called "the green wave."
Some said the most important thing about Forman's trip was "good luck." Long trips in New York can be influenced by many things, including bad drivers and people walking in the street.
And that's What's Trending Today.
I'm Dan Friedell.

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词汇解析

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1.green Light 绿灯

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We'll never give the green light to gambling.
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2.good luck 好运

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He attributes his success to good luck.
他把成功归因于运气好QK)8LQjDgLALvTs7[u]

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3.traffic jams 拥堵;塞车

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Stationary cars in traffic jams cause a great deal of pollution.
交通堵塞中静止不动的汽车产生了大量污染)-FHMB_nW2gG;!5]FnX^

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4.get through 通过;到达

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I think you can get through the first two chapters.
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内容解析

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1.This time, he made it through 236 lights in a row.

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in a row 连续;一连串

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It is the sixth month in a row in which imports have fallen.
这是进口量持续下降的第6个月了HO~F|F!--=3
Ten footballer stood in a row on the sport ground.
运动场上一字儿站着十名足球运动员1fT|VVM7qDKf

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2.But, there were some who said it was not a big deal.

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not a big deal 生效

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But in the end, getting rejected will just make you realize that it's not a big deal.
但最终这会让你意识到,被拒绝没什么大不了的+1j]Sac9Z5J=mZu
It's not a big deal. I need a place to stay.
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何等幸运!纽约一司机连遇236个绿灯
这里是《今日热点》节目eEuPMW3k]7IO
诺亚·福尔曼(Noah Forman)是纽约市一名优步司机4_-k[q5,Jd
在这个以堵车著称的城市里,他可谓是“身经百战”了Li[m-h2+@m#,lbs-2e
2005年福尔曼开始开出租车,之后转向了汽车共乘服务ISf+v=aoghSs3SSNI6cF

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他说,2014年时看到了一个视频,有位司机接连遇到55个绿灯,于是他十分好奇在畅通无阻的情况下,自己能连续遇到多少个绿灯h7!5]zXi!];!@R
福尔曼觉得自己在不停车的情况下能通过更多十字路口EAK^9*z+1Nh2XCm
因此,他录下了自己的驾驶过程并将其发布到YouTube网站F2DYVa;v#BRCJ[iI
那一次他连续通过100多个绿灯,XURDrUR)S|O51l~c)%^。在遇到一次红灯后,他继续驾驶,然后在不停车的情况下又遇到了76个绿灯uS&YQcdt.3+j&r!
首次尝试倍受鼓舞,福尔曼觉得自己还能更上一层楼bJzuO[,T8K8,xZux
12月初,他又一次进行了尝试84W*p=Fpcdm;[yP+
此番,他连续通过了236个绿灯rvA|U8E!,m32pmVp
这次驾驶几乎穿越了整个曼哈顿东区,耗时约27分钟)3+iH^i_J=6L&1b(O
大家十分好奇他是如何做到的;L=HnChCSOqoc
一家媒体为此采访了福尔曼aXOwJA~;;vokB1F6。他称,自己以约35公里的时速驾驶,因为交通灯的设置原则就是提倡安全、低速驾驶9tJ%XT0ugAr
他选择在周一清晨驾车录制视频,因为这个时间不太堵车9N-!kT(KvuR%USCM%。福尔曼在纽约开了10多年的车,哪条街道的绿灯时间较长,他再清楚不过HHLjJc|S.YIZ
福尔曼表示,未来他还会挑战连续通过500个绿灯的记录Ic@VJX25F0[^Z2)
多数人对他的视频印象深刻mOauShvGrq0XW
然而,有些人觉得这没什么大不了Rn!!1hJ4kCgyj*]。一用户在报道纽约万事的网站上写道,“说实话,这没什么值得炫耀的p=A[.i)ogASk8。”
还有用户表示,一连串绿灯被称为“绿波带”84&WmIUvq*ONvqJ
有人认为,福尔曼此行最重要的一点就是“运气好”Zu2z+r(l)[!toxZ]8。在纽约长途驾驶时,会受到诸多因素干扰,包括不良的司机和差劲的行人T,*uCQ#N2.Vd8UiRU
以上为《今日热点》B1_e^#&ot!Bhp)fmfx7,
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