VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):英国:大本钟将"静音"四年
日期:2017-08-16 10:28

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London’s Big Ben to Go Silent for Four Years
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That is the sound of Big Ben.
People from London like to call the ringing of Big Ben "bongs." They mark the start of a new hour.
Big Ben is the name of the large bell inside the clock tower above Britain's Houses of Parliament. The tower is part of the Palace of Westminster. There are other smaller bells, too.
The structure that houses Big Ben is one of the most famous sights in the country. It is called the Elizabeth Tower.
Big Ben started making its bongs 158 years ago. But beginning on August 21, it will go silent for four years. The bell will ring for the last time at 12 noon.
The bell will be disconnected from the clock as crews launch a major repair project in the tower.
The clock, however, will continue to tell the time, silently.
The only time people in London will hear the bells will be on Remembrance Sunday, which falls on November 12th this year, and New Year's Eve.
Some people are making plans to be in London for the final bongs before the four-year silence.
The renovation project will cost about $40 million, said Steve Jaggs. He is known as "The Keeper of the Great Clock."
Jaggs said the goal is to keep the building safe and the famous timepiece working for future generations to enjoy.
The clock faces and many of the clock's moving parts will be taken apart and cleaned. Rust will be removed and an elevator will be built for workers to use.
The last time the bell stopped ringing for repairs was in 2007. It was also silent for the funerals of former Prime Ministers Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher.
There was reaction to the silencing of Big Ben on social media.
Joana reacted to the news on Twitter. She proposed that there be "one minute of silence for the lost bongs of Big Ben."
And that's What's Trending Today.
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词汇解析

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1.the start of ...的开始

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The start of a new year is a good time to reflect on the many achievements of the past.
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2.react to 对...回应

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Someone allergic to milk is likely to react to cheese.
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3.social media 社交媒体

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We have all witnessed the power of social media.
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4.repair project 修补工程

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You can do a massive repair project, or improve the look of your garden in the spring.
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内容解析

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1.The bell will be disconnected from the clock as crews launch a major repair project in the tower.

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disconnect from 与...分离

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Are you able to disconnect from your work?
你能和工作断开联系吗?
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2.He is known as "The Keeper of the Great Clock."

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be known as 因...出名;被称为...

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She is known as a great beauty.
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The disease is more commonly known as Mad Cow Disease
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英国:大本钟将“静音”四年
这里是《今日热点》节目pi]~VdNs|cu
这是大本钟的钟声ep&B@EZ^!.
伦敦人喜欢把大本钟的钟声称为“bongs”(当当的声音)4[NqaA_3x#E4kd-iW7mb。钟声代表新的一小时的开始-)H@=i.G5&NG4G1c
大本钟指的是英国国会大厦钟楼内的大钟n#_pASP;NhX4DY。该钟楼是威斯敏斯特宫的一部分pu3~.ZIltk@%Tl。钟楼内还有其他小一点的钟mlD[9~Wf+m4lKJ
大本钟的钟楼是英国最负盛名的地标建筑之一|d(s3KU2^4=Rzo)&^(f8。这座钟楼还被称为伊丽莎白塔*!J28CkK*7DN#BBZZL
158年前,大本钟发出第一声钟响lZtQ3@E)NcU(Ax%_。不过从8月21日开始,大本钟将“静音”四年,kw]H]IH;kI=o1#uf。大本钟将在午间12点最后一次敲响;NCfS8oJVzB8sIs

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因为维修人员要对伊丽莎白塔进行修缮,需要将钟摆与钟分离%I43kPoRM_L7EQ8r
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接下来,伦敦人只能在阵亡将士纪念日(11月12日)以及新年前夕才能听到钟响ofpv@otZCvUlP5wtwjs.
一些民众计划在四年静音期启动前去伦敦听最后一次钟鸣r_27#eas8tDGesw;vto
史蒂夫.杰格斯(Steve Jaggs)称,大本钟翻新计划预计将耗费4000万美元]Gq_NrVo!2w.7s8ACq_w。他被誉为“大本钟守护者”8d7PHtc_+VpW1K6
杰格斯指出,这次修缮旨在确保建筑物的安全,以及让后人能够欣赏这著名的地标8_JsfpQt8yH
钟的表盘以及钟表的零部件都将被取下进行清洗xU3F0;vL24p6LL。除了清除铁锈外,还会为工人安装一部电梯(xG!9_G&hxnn[qXHnKp
上次大本钟“静音”维修是在2007年t%.uCZ^G4eVRXYwTPqg。大本钟在前首相温斯顿.丘吉尔(Winston Churchill)以及玛格丽特.撒切尔(Margaret Thatcher)的葬礼期间也曾静音13LEkF^alWqVm
大本钟“静音”的新闻在社交媒体上引发热烈讨论DH0C@^*%;8a#2D]a#%~
约安娜(Joana)发布推特评论该新闻7*-vXM*G[at。她建议“为大本钟的最后钟鸣沉默一分钟”)&!UQpB[Ehp
以上为《今日热点》_+;xpG-Xq|t
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