2017年12月英语四级(第2套)听力真题 短文(1)
日期:2018-06-16 17:47

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Most people know Marie Curie was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize and the first person to win it twice.
大多数人都知道玛丽·居里是第一位获得诺贝尔奖的女性,同时也是第一位两次获得诺贝尔奖的女性。
However, few people know that she was also the mother of a Nobel Prize winner.
然而,很少有人知道她也是诺贝尔奖得主的母亲。
Irene Currie was born on September 12th, 1897.
艾琳·居里出生于1897年9月12日。
At the age of ten, Irene's talents and interests in mathematics were apparent.
十岁的时候,艾琳就展现出对数学的天赋和兴趣。
Irene entered Sorbonne University in October 1914 to prepare for a degree in mathematics and physics.
1914年10月,艾琳进入索邦大学,攻读数学和物理学学位。
When World War I began, she left Sorbonne University to help her mother
第一次世界大战爆发后,她离开索邦大学去协助她母亲,
who was using x-ray facilities to help save the lives of wounded soldiers.
当时她母亲正在使用x光设备来拯救受伤士兵的生命。
Irene continued this work by developing x-ray facilities for military hospitals in France and Belgium.
艾琳继续了这项工作,她为法国和比利时的军事医院开发x光设备。
After the war, she received a military medal for her work.
战争结束后,她因此获得了一枚军事勋章。
In 1918, Irene became her mother's assistant at the Curie Institute.
1918年,艾琳成为了她母亲再居里研究所里的助手。
In December 1924, Frederic Joliot visited the institute and met Marie Curie.
1924年12月,弗里德里克·约里奥参观了研究所,并遇到了玛丽·居里。
Frederic became one of her assistants, and Irene taught him the techniques required to work with radioactivity.
弗里德里克也成为她的一位助手,艾琳教他放射性研究工作需要掌握的技术。
Irene and Frederic soon fell in love and got married on October 29th, 1926.
艾琳与弗里德里克很快相爱了,他们于1926年10月29日结婚。
Their daughter was born in 1927 and their son in 1932.
他们的女儿出生于1927年,儿子出生于1932年。
Like her mother, Irene combined family with career.
和她的母亲一样,艾琳同时兼顾家庭和事业。
Like her mother, Irene was awarded a Nobel Prize, along with her husband Frederic in 1935, for producing new radioactive elements.
和她的母亲一样,艾琳于1935年,与他的丈夫弗里德里克,因创造了新的放射性元素,共同获得了诺贝尔奖。
Unfortunately, also like her mother, she developed blood cancer because of her exposure to radiation.
不幸的是,同样和她的母亲一样,她也因为遭受辐射得了血癌。
Irene Joliot Curie died on March 17th, 1956.
艾琳于1956年3月17日去世。

Questions 16 to 18 are based on the passage you have just heard.
请根据你刚刚听到的文章回答问题16至问题18。
Question 16: What does the speaker say about Marie Curie's daughter?
问题16:说话者是如何形容玛丽·居里夫人的女儿的?
Question 17: For what was Irene Curie awarded a military medal?
问题17:艾琳·居里因何被授予了军事勋章?
Question 18: In what way were Marie and Irene similar?
问题18:玛丽和艾琳在哪些方面相似?

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