VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):25%美国人没逛过本国地标建筑
日期:2018-06-11 14:26

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1 in 4 Americans Have Not Visited Famous US Places

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A new study suggests many Americans have not visited the most popular places of interest around the country or even in their hometown.

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The study found that 25 percent of Americans have yet to visit "iconic landmarks" in their own cities. Twenty-three percent said they had not visited any of the nation's natural wonders, famous buildings or historic battlefields.

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The study was a project of the research service OnePoll and Zipcar, a car-sharing company.

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Researchers questioned 2,000 Americans. Only 33 percent of them said they had been to Niagara Falls and just 28 percent had been to Arizona's Grand Canyon. The study showed that only 30 percent had been to New York's Empire State Building. Only 22 percent had ever visited the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

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Many Americans say they would like to travel more. More than half of those questioned said they would like to get out more. Forty-nine percent reported being "creatures of habit." By that, they mean they generally do the same things in the same way. That would leave little time to visit local or national landmarks.

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The researchers found that the main reasons keeping Americans from exploring their cities or the country were money, lack of time and a lack of good transportation.

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On social media, one Twitter user reacting to the study named a few reasons for not visiting famous places. The writer noted that "most of us don't get paid days off, get punished for taking a day off, or simply can't afford to visit anything or go anywhere anymore."

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The Twitter user added, "Childcare costs more than College, College Loans costs more than a mortgage payment, and jobs don't even pay for one of those things."

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The study found that three of the places Americans wanted to visit were Grand Canyon National Park, Yellowstone National Park and the Statue of Liberty.

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The researchers also found that, on average, Americans go to a new coffee shop every five months, and a new restaurant every four months. They also spent time at a lake or near the ocean once every six months, and go to a park every five months.

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重点解析

1.iconic landmarks 地标建筑

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The Houses of Parliament and the clock tower, commonly called Big Ben, are among London's most iconic landmarks.

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2.pay for 支付

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I have had to pay for repairs to the house.

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3.mortgage payment 抵押贷款

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The mortgage payment on his house is due.

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4.a lack of 缺少;缺乏

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A lack of prudence may lead to financial problems.

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5.The researchers also found that, on average, Americans go to a new coffee shop every five months, and a new restaurant every four months.

on average 平均;普通

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American shares rose, on average, by 38%.

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美国股票价格平均上涨了38%;(FVa93n1fKr]Bd%4|V

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On average each report requires 1,000 hours to prepare.

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准备一份报告平均需要1,000小时4M#EuQad,52%f^=;~4

6.By that, they mean they generally do the same things in the same way.

in the same way 以同样的方式;照例

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The ritual of the party conference is acted out in the same way every year.

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We don't think about the world and reality in the same way you did either.

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我们对世界和现实的思维方法与你们的也不同了c2L8usN1FPFrxfv

参考译文

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25%的美国人没去过美国著名地标

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一项新研究表明,很多美国人从未去过全国甚至家乡最受欢迎的景点CPxH~@z6WS6

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该研究发现,25%的美国人没去过所在城市的“地标建筑”Q5r+Gn+)4d01KtrF]a。23%的美国人表示没去过美国任何一处自然奇观、著名建筑或历史性战场遗址yy)Q6%DtRHQU.B

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该研究是OnePoll研究机构和Zipcar共享汽车公司联合进行的项目#s,m96N(Bi!i

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研究人员调查了2000名美国人]TlO0@,=C6。其中,33%的人称去过尼亚加拉大瀑布,只有28%的人去过亚利桑那州大峡谷o4rpc),JoIt~。该研究还表明,只有30%的人去过纽约帝国大厦,只有22%的人参观过华盛顿特区的国家广场a.&M5ibpb9

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很多美国人表示他们想要更多的旅行NyijW#I0+HLO-cbyY0。超半数的受访者称,希望能多出去走走IR~p6[QW1Ac。49%的人报告称,他们是“习性动物”yEn5=jyz,mbsEz[2^。意思是指他们通常以相同的方式做相同的事情zABN;#59-S^&b0。这导致他们无法抽身参观本地或全国的地标建筑@FjCX,63&Xy-,y

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调查人员发现,阻碍美国人探索其所在城市或国家的主要因素是经济条件、缺乏时间以及交通不便n,P8uM4)%yRbL~KeJvO

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在社交媒体网站上,一位推特用户对这项研究做出回应,他列举了一些不去著名景点的原因eow_6E[f=~t7)N。该用户指出,“我们大多数人没有带薪假期,休假会受到处罚,或者根本无力应付任何额外的旅游开销GeeH8]yn_nue)cM+%。”

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这位推特用户补充说:“托儿费用比大学学费还高,大学生助学贷款比房屋按揭还贵,而薪水甚至应付不来任何一笔这样的开销=(PyG2YK]Nhb!h&。”

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研究还发现,美国人最想参观的3处景点分别是大峡谷国家公园、黄石国家公园以及自由女神像%nex9cs3Y4q5aIy*O)

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研究人员还发现,平均而言,美国人每5个月会去一家新咖啡店,每4个月去一家新餐馆+Po![yr.hw#%f]z2=&mG。此外,他们每半年去一次湖边或附近海边度假,每5个月去一次公园游玩&B^Q0t%X0e.;]UU.l2m

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