VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):买房还是享乐?牛油果吐司引发"口水战"
日期:2017-05-18 17:55

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Millionaire Tells Young People to Give Up Avocado Toast
This is What's Trending Today.
Avocado toast is a popular thing to eat in some parts of the world.
It is very easy to make.
You find some good, thick, bread and you toast it. Then you take an avocado fruit, cut it open, and remove the soft, green part. You mash it on top of the toasted bread. You add salt and pepper and, if you want, put an egg, tomato or meat on top.
That is it.
Avocado toast is on the breakfast and brunch menus at many popular restaurants. And, in some places, it costs about $15 per serving.
This week, an Australian investor who buys and sells houses and builds buildings told a news program that young adults – or millennials -- should stop eating avocado toast and start saving their money so they can buy a home.
Tim Gurner is 35 years old. He has already made hundreds of millions of dollars in his career.
He told Australia's 60 Minutes, "When I was trying to buy my first home, I wasn't buying smashed avocado for $19 and four coffees at $4 each."
Many people reacted to Gurner's comments. "Avocado toast" soon became a popular topic on Facebook and Twitter.
Some young people are insulted by Gurner. They say that he is accusing them of not being smart with their money.
Twitter user Kaleb Horton wrote: "If I stopped eating avocado toast every day, I would be able to afford a bad house in Los Angeles in 642 years."
Other people on social media explained that they do not spend their money on avocado toast. Instead, they spend it on things like rent, college loans and transportation.
TIME Magazine wrote about Gurner's comments. It reported on research by investment firm Goldman Sachs, which shows that young people have different values than older generations.
When people who are 60 years old today were in their 20s and 30s, they chose to buy homes and cars, TIME wrote. Today's 20 and 30 year olds, however, value life experiences over things.
And The New York Times reported that millennials -- people between the ages of 18 and 34 -- do not actually spend any more money on travel and eating at restaurants than earlier generations.
It also said "it would take a lot of skipped avocados to put a dent in the heavy costs of home ownership." And it said that investing in a home is not always a good financial decision.
The New York Times story did suggest, however, that fans of avocado toast would be better off saving money and making their own breakfast at home. As one Twitter user wrote, homemade avocado toast only costs about $1.65.
And that's What's Trending Today.
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词汇解析

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1.toasted bread 吐司面包

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Made with three slices of usually toasted bread.
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2.financial decision 财务决策

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If you make a bad financial decision, make a note of it and get yourself back on track.
如果你做了一个很糟糕的经济决定,记下来,再重新步入正确的轨道5GUtSPb!@l1xbjv9NoyG

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3.heavy cost 沉重代价

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The banking system has been rescued, albeit at heavy taxpayer cost.
银行体系已得到救援,尽管纳税人付出了巨大代价I(.Po()]X3

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4.life experience 生活经验

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The child talked me about his life experience.
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内容解析

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1.They say that he is accusing them of not being smart with their money.

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be accused of 谴责;控告

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He was accused of stealing a small boy's bicycle
他被指控偷了一个小男孩的自行车nvO)lq=Hpm4z[omwh
Her assistant was accused of theft and fraud by the police
她的助手被警方指控犯有盗窃和欺诈罪Qewo1Zf#)pz(ybthQwP2

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2.He has already made hundreds of millions of dollars in his career.

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hundreds of millions of 数百万的

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The floods made hundreds of millions of people lose their homes, relatives and friends.
洪水使成千上万的人失去了家园,亲戚和朋友6dg=n_Sm=vsgcm
This event, lit by hundreds of millions of Chinese people and great patriotic fervor and sports enthusiasm!
这一盛举,彻底点燃了亿万中国人巨大的爱国热情和体育热情!

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买房还是享乐?牛油果吐司掀起”口水战”
这里是《今日热点》节目Yg^%hVqf&L
牛油果吐司在世界的一些地方非常受欢迎FWDq(=z-oKi=dnk;
它的做法也十分简单KENO5lQr+qyhcfK
准备几片厚面包然后烘烤l2*PK6Fev4(Fwmr。接着将牛油果切开Hc&1BRXqrE2qJUyq。去掉内部柔软的绿色果肉|Lus=deJLvW(Gj。然后将捣碎后的牛油果涂在面包上E7rwONKKwJqausN。你还可以根据自己的口味加盐,辣椒或者鸡蛋、西红柿和肉片_p&AHOOC(Ve48,*2Jm
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很多受欢迎的餐厅都会在早、午餐提供牛油果吐司5^AF8;,Zo%6。在一些地区,一份牛油果吐司的售价为15美元k!MA!3oQ]MWR+w^t&
本周,一位从事房地产建筑与销售的澳大利亚投资商对新闻节目表示,现在的年轻人,尤其是千禧一代应该停止消费牛油果吐司,攒钱买房SjlSm&;YzsoZPlv,HLQ
现年35岁蒂姆·格纳已经坐拥数百万美元家产PPw@4578w;&=X).
他向澳大利亚《60分钟》节目表示,“我购置第一套房产时,从未买过19美元一份的牛油果吐司,还有4美元一杯的咖啡0it^pwSt*#2)].。”
网友纷纷回击格纳的这一言论QHM@@CI*u5)roIzs_yK_。“牛油果吐司”迅速成为脸书(Facebook)和推特(Twitter)的热门话题]qv=anokHx&yO.;b
一些年轻人觉得格纳的言论有点扎心uW,&fkA&;D6=(@Vkh。他们表示,格纳此意是指责他们的消费理念不够明智Se-_q7eAM~yv~6z
推特网友卡莱布·霍顿(Kaleb Horton)写道:“就算不吃牛油果吐司,也得在642年后才能买得起洛杉矶的小屋H6f4mcdJOUoT。”
其他网友则站出来甩锅,他们并不吃牛油果吐司g@.P-66V+q;(b。恰恰相反,他们的钱用来租房,还学费贷款还有交通开销21+p|MsmTb!u!g,i*
《时代》杂志刊登了格纳的言论vA2&SgExmH。高盛投资公司(Goldman Sachs)的研究报告显示,年轻人的价值观与上一代人不同^fLsOhgEOM5SX@Nt
《时代》杂志指出,那些年逾花甲的老人在20、30岁时就开始计划购房,买车w04@fiSf].D(9b。而现在的年轻人觉得享受生活大于一切.PnzY~,C=|k4f5GLL
《纽约时报》报道称,与前几代人相比,千禧一代(18-34岁的年轻人)不会在旅行和外出就餐上花费更多的钱RL)#&8FAl&]caq@C2%
它还指出,“想要减少购房的经济压力,需要少吃大量的牛油果吐司afJ)]~w5hzYhsNm9fOAF。”“再说置业并不总是一项明智的财务决策|]Z;b;G1bMdS.A。”
然而,《纽约时报》的报道确实建议,喜欢牛油果吐司的粉丝最好还是节省一些,在家自制早餐bP%lVqbHB;DP8N;。就像一位Twitter网友写的,自制牛油果吐司只需花费1.65美元左右0jG7(E+x#gw%Fl&4V6
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