VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):美国邮政局开发新服务以吸引用户
日期:2018-02-25 23:45

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The United States Postal Service is offering a way for people interested in seeing tomorrow's mail today.
The postal service will send customers images of all their letters, magazines and other mail before they arrive.
The new service is called Informed Delivery. It is an attempt by the U.S. government agency to remain competitive in an ever-changing world.
Postal service officials say the increased use of email, digital messaging services and social media have made it difficult to stay relevant.
David Rupert is a media relations specialist with the postal service who spoke about all the competition the agency now faces.
Whether you turn on a television, or your computer, or people come to your door with different products and services, all of those are competing for the consumer's time and energy, he said.
Interested users are first required to sign up for Informed Delivery. The service is not available in all areas. Once registered, the consumer receives a daily email with virtual images of letters and other things to be delivered.
The U.S. Postal Service says giving people the chance to see their mail before it arrives can be useful for planning purposes. It can especially help those who have a mailbox at their local post office so they know when to go and get their mail.
Jocelyn Coatney of Los Angeles thinks Informed Delivery is a good idea.
I think I would like that a lot, especially with checks and things coming in, and things coming in from grandkids. That would be a nice service, she said.
Another postal offering is a service that seeks to make advertising-related mail – often called junk mail - more fun. The service uses virtual and augmented reality to let consumers interact with their junk mail.
Many companies put special coding on their advertising. These images can be scanned with a mobile device to give users an interactive experience. Some companies even put virtual reality eyeglasses in the mail to make their ads come to life.
Consumers have mixed reactions to the virtual and augmented reality advertising. Postal service user Victor Teah said he does not consider all ads junk mail.
You can find some good things within junk mail. It's a good idea. We'll see how it works out, he said.
But Jocelyn Coatney does not think it would change her mind about junk mail. For some, that might be fun. But for me, I wouldn't have any use for it, she said.
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1.compete for 竞争

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People cannot only rely on their skills in this market. They want to look refreshed and youthful so they can compete for jobs, he said.
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2.sign up for 报名参加

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So where do I sign up for the time machine?
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3.interact with 与……相互作用/相互影响

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These two chemicals interact with each other at a certain temperature.
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4.change one's mind 改变主意/想法

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In other words, I may change my mind.
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5.David Rupert is a media relations specialist with the postal service who spoke about all the competition the agency now faces.

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speak about 说到,谈起

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Don't speak about her late child.
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What are you speaking about?
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6.Whether you turn on a television, or your computer, or people come to your door with different products and services,

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turn on 打开

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I want to turn on the television.
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Turn on some music.
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参考译文

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邮政管理局将给用户发送信件、杂志等邮件的照片,重点是发送照片的时候,邮件还未抵达go;R2Sm4RMF~Sts
这种新型服务名为递送您先知V%OiWR;f1Fr*#uqqPH_。这是邮政管理局的一种尝试,目的是在千变万化的世界中保持竞争力oYP5&V~o=LzWKMnV
邮政服务的工作人员表示,由于电子邮件、数字通讯服务、社交媒体的使用越来越广,所以邮政快递很难融入其中MV9xv9xq[v
大卫 鲁珀特(David Rupert)是邮政服务的媒体关系专员,他谈及了如今邮政管理局所面临的竞争l_1bvFWJR@I|^c3q
无论是打开电视、电脑还是有人带着不同的产品和服务上门,所有这些都是在竞争客户的时间和能量,他这样说道XfY=3s7m&hYb%Bl+
感兴趣的用户要先注册递送您先知5h!RRs[Zwm]E。该服务并非全境都可用Y[w-!vq0W9R。注册后,用户就可以每天收到一封邮件,邮件里有即将递送的信件等物品的真实图片v#TdJ^hD~_e!@WjL

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邮政管理局表示,让用户有机会在快件抵达之前看到快件的情况对于规划目标来说是很有用的Wm7K~Q~li7v0!vX|#oo。这种服务尤其能帮助当地邮政局有邮筒的人,因为这样他们就能知道什么时候去取件L0vZ8rF~ZY=kTB
乔斯林 寇特妮(Jocelyn Coatney)是一位洛杉矶市民,她认为这个服务是个好点子=8gOUlhT=Nv
我觉得我很喜欢这个点子,尤其是随着支票以及隔辈孩子们的新事物的涌入5F#^dhcFfLTDT,C4bbo。这项服务会很棒,她这样说道J8Q5Md_Vvo@+siH^*en
另一项邮政服务的目标是让与广告有关的邮件——通常称为垃圾邮件——更加有趣0F2BE*A7gsn)。该服务通过虚拟现实和增强现实让用户与垃圾邮件互动xpqEJPoa|ErGceK)
很多公司都在广告里加上特殊编码hWM_EtTaE)9Al。这些编码的图像可以一种移动装置来扫描,让用户可以得到交互的体验%7rp1_bCA0g。一些公司甚至将虚拟现实眼镜放在邮件里,来让他们的广告更加栩栩如生nuTCm^DJWZClk
用户对于虚拟现实和增强现实的广告有不同的反响d|NDnFBJMJ。邮政服务的使用者维克多 笛亚(Victor Teah)表示,他并不认为所有广告都是垃圾邮件QAt8VuYw]l9JwtfP]
在垃圾邮件里也能发现一些好东西yYp&EAyYkrU@lo6[。这是个不错的主意u2l3ORzg#9+PD。我们会关注这项服务的进展如何,他这样说道+gi(RmzalO@
但乔斯林 寇特妮却认为,这项服务并不能改变她对垃圾邮件的看法vnxx3~b*+u!A;QMv3J。或许对于一些人来说,这项服务很有趣4LeodI%wv!7RyNc。但对我来说,我觉得没什么用,她这样说道@~tZocJU2|C60qr^oa
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