BBC双语新闻讲解附字幕:SABMiller同意被百威英博收购 印度学生考上好大学难
日期:2016-11-07 10:06





Shareholders of the London-based brewing giant SABMiller have approved a takeover by its rival Anheuser-Busch InBev in a deal worth more than 100 billion dollars. The merger already approved by AB InBev shareholders will create the world’s biggest brewing company producing almost a third of the world’s beer. Here is our economics correspondent Andrew Walker.
AB InBev is already the world’s biggest brewer. And this deal, worth about 100 billion dollars will see it taking more than a quarter of the global market. The company had to agree to sell some of the SABMiller brands including Grolsch and Peroni at the insistence of regulators concerned about the implications for competition of these two giants coming together.



Getting into a good college or university is the dream of many students and their parents around the world. And competition for the best places is intense. How much harder is it though to get into colleges in the country with the most students in the world? India has 315 million of them.
I come to the Modern High Girls School in Calcutta. The students are all busy studying away in their classrooms. This school has the best academic results in this city and parents are desperate to get their daughters into it. Getting into higher education in India is now very difficult.
It’s a question of supply and demand. You don’t have that many very good colleges and universities, and there’s so much competition that students feel that unless they perform well, they don’t get the chance.
To get into a good college, what sort of marks are we looking at?
Now, it’s so hard to believe. They are looking for even 100% in some subjects. So it is becoming very difficult.
It’s physics that’s being taught in this class. 94% is not gonna get you into a good college.
94% you know out of 100 is just not enough to get into, you know, the colleges of India.
You don’t sound very stressed. You look very cheerful. I mean…
I think it’s just practice because I think we just have to keep it together because we don’t have any other option.
The increasing academic pressure on children here in India has led to how serious of films on the subject. In this one, students compare their lives to living in a pressure cooker.


1.Agree to do同意去做某事
例:We regret for the loss you have suffered and agree to compensate you by $500.
我们对你方遭受的损失深表歉意,同意向你们赔偿500美元mjpaekXFjmU^+W(*aH the insistence of 在……的坚持下
例:At the insistence of a reporter a wealthy man finally decided to reveal the secret of his success.
3.concerned about 关注;担忧
例:We are naturally concerned about the future.
我们自然对未来感到担心FyObbtHD&TJ0j@#= desperate to do拼命要做;极想做某事;渴望
例:Even if you are desperate to get married, never let it show
5. compare sth. to sth. 把...比作,比喻为
例:Children are often compared to happy birds.


  • cheerfuladj. 高兴的,快乐的
  • desperateadj. 绝望的,不顾一切的
  • competitionn. 比赛,竞争,竞赛
  • rivaln. 对手,同伴,竞争者 adj. 竞争的 v. 竞争,
  • concernedadj. 担忧的,关心的
  • supplyn. 补给,供给,供应,贮备 vt. 补给,供给,提供,
  • compensatev. 偿还,补偿,付报酬
  • optionn. 选择权,可选物,优先购买权 v. 给予选择
  • pressuren. 压力,压强,压迫 v. 施压
  • globaladj. 全球性的,全世界的,球状的,全局的