VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):加拿大男子龙卷风面前淡定除草
日期:2017-06-07 15:40

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Canadian Man Cuts Grass in Front of Tornado
This is What's Trending Today.
A tornado can be a dangerous weather event. It is often described as "violent" and "destructive."
Tornadoes are known for their strong, fast-moving winds. They can kill people and destroy buildings.
Sometimes the winds create what is called a funnel cloud. The cloud moves quickly along the ground, striking down and pushing away whatever it hits.
When a tornado is nearby, people are advised to go inside a building and down to the basement or hide in the strongest part of the structure.
But recently, one man thought he could still get some outdoor work done even when a tornado was nearby.
Theunis Wessels of Alberta, Canada would not get inside his home, even when his daughter asked him to.
Wessels said he had to cut the grass growing around his house because there were too many activities planned for the weekend.
So his wife, Cecilia, came outside to ask him to come in. He would not, so she took a photograph and shared it on Facebook.
Cecilia Wessels wrote "my beast mowing the lawn with a breeze in his hair."
The photo captured the imagination of many people on social media.
Some added words or pictures to her photo and posted the new version online.
One person wrote: "life in Canada summed up in one picture."
Another wrote: "this is all of us getting through 2017."
On her own Facebook post, Cecilia Wessels described her husband as "the Chuck Norris of lawn mowers."
Norris is famous for his action movies. His long career was helped in 2005 when people started writing funny "Chuck Norris Facts."
The funny "facts" have him doing impossible things. One of them was "Chuck Norris beat the sun in a staring contest."
Cecilia said she was not too worried about the tornado. She was just taking a photo to show her parents in South Africa.
That is when many people became concerned for Theunis Wessels' safety.
But Theunis said he knew about the bad weather, but the photo made the tornado seem much closer than it actually was.
And that's What's Trending Today.
I'm Dan Friedell.

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词汇解析

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1.in front of 在...前面

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I stood for a few moments in front of the nearest shop window.
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2.get through 度过

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It is hard to see how people will get through the winter.
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3.weather event 天气事件

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Southwest drought is a typical extreme weather event under the influence of global climate change.
西南大旱是全球气候变化异常影响下的一次典型的极端气候事件vOGHo0s.fuK5,Q_yt

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4.push away 以...而著名

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What you need you will urgently seek yet secretly push away.
你会一面迫切地寻找所需,同时又悄悄地将它推开LWm5ZNLK)Es

内容解析

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1.The cloud moves quickly along the ground, striking down and pushing away whatever it hits.

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strike down 打倒;取消

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The hand ofdeath would soon strike down queen isabella.
死神之手很快就击倒了伊莎贝拉女王IKV6|=BS#(%
The committee reached an agreement to strike down a law requirement.
委员会达成一致取消一项法律规定zz,1v9oA29M]0m

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2.One person wrote: "life in Canada summed up in one picture."

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summed up 概括;总结

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He summed up his philosophy, with reference to Calvin.
他总结了自己的哲学,还提及了加尔文STzItvNg%|A
The questions, though very complicated, may be summed up as coming under three categories.
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参考译文

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身后龙卷风肆虐 加拿大淡定哥从容除草
这里是《今日热点》节目PD!=,KftMMm
龙卷风是一种非常危险的天气现象5P#cnxK_,pV%&G8。提起龙卷风会让人想到“猛烈”和“毁灭性”等形容词^R;tom8Ed@M!.=d
龙卷风以其强劲,快速的风力而闻名gPput.GACXbnIBUBfdC。龙卷风能够造成人员伤亡,建筑物毁坏GC7uhX[A[+
有时候,龙卷风会产生漏斗云MT4Benfcxf-&1z0B3R[%。而漏斗云会沿着地面快速旋转,旋风所到之处皆面目疮痍Z+z@%OM.Xx7zl@UyYj.
龙卷风来临时,人们最好躲进建筑物内、地下室或者藏身于建筑物内最坚固的地方j^ysPpe2=]3*)lD
近日,一男子在龙卷风靠近时依旧淡定地继续着户外工作G;zIsbVjO7PF!dgFSHTh

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加拿大男子龙卷风面前淡定除草.jpg
加拿大亚伯达省的韦塞尔·特尼斯(Theunis Wessels)在听到女儿的呼喊后依旧不肯返回屋内QqoVHqVb_jc&Mm~3M
韦塞尔称,周末的活动计划太多,他必须赶时间修剪房子周边的草坪_rw5t]!OcxGH3KC1
他的妻子塞西莉亚提醒他赶紧进屋By4Nl6tQbJ0*w3ft+H。他还是不为所动,因此妻子拍下了他淡定除草的照片并分享到脸书上y,SVkoD9ZQ;.vRFWlqV
塞西莉亚配文称:“头顶一缕微风淡定除草的硬汉”ZYhcHIGOI~I
这张照片激发了广大网友的想象力TpfNQ8zP[S7X
有的网友将这张照片重新配文,配图后发布到网络上R=,=%MJ^&h
一位网友写到:“一张图告诉你加拿大人的日常5-)OAdYqSOGaeARFA。”
还有网友写道:“这是我们2017年的写照”Gn)UjTzPmijHDkiAWM7
塞西莉亚还在文中戏称丈夫是“除草界的查克·诺里斯(Chuck Norris)”ZKx;KW~-Vq.V#
诺里斯是著名的武功电影明星@|b@386zx*gBtu。2005年,民众纷纷恶搞“查克·诺里斯事实”让他名气大增PCwDFF_6Cq1x#O
所谓的“事实”是恶搞诺里斯完成一些异想天开的事情fC[GTzL+7a@W)。其中包括“查克·诺里斯在一次凝视比赛中击败了太阳”pwgAWu9)5rF
塞西莉亚表示,她并不是担心龙卷风^4_@-|!Jkrf。她拍照片是想让南非的父母一睹龙卷风的景象Dhg)&=kbBO.x+g7HWLch
因此,网友们开始担心特尼斯的安全状况rOs7Hvt1pkUO
而特尼斯表示,早已知晓背后的恶劣天气,不过龙卷风实际距离其实比照片上看到的距离远7-6mvVXHGLhVbEP
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