VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):旅游公司禁用手机,拍照也不行
日期:2018-04-16 16:34

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听力文本

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Travel Company Bans Use of Cellphones, Even for Photos

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Would you take a trip if you could not use your cellphone during it? Not even as a camera?

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A new travel company is asking customers to do just that. The company is called Off the Grid. Zach Beattie is its founder.

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"When you're somewhere new, there's a lot to soak up, a lot to see, a lot of cool, interesting people to meet," Beattie said. "Your phone can distract you."

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Beattie says Off the Grid trips are meant to be "fully unplugged and very social."

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The company's first trip is to Lisbon, Portugal, in July. It is also planning trips to the Croatian coast; Barcelona, Spain; Lima, Peru; and Tulum, Mexico.

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The seven to 10 day tours are for small groups, no more than 16 people. Trip prices begin at $1,500. The cost includes stays in hostels, some meals and ground transportation. It does not include airfare.

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Trip schedules include at least three activities and two social events. Off the Grid favors special experiences over more traditional sightseeing. The Lisbon trip, for example, includes surfing lessons, exercise by the sea, a day of boating and dinner with a local family.

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Beattie says he does not want the travelers to be too busy going from one place to another. He says the goal is mindful travel instead of, in his words, "cramming every single site into your trip."

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The cellphone ban will not be forced upon the travelers. "We want it to be volunteer," Beattie said. "We're not collecting phones..."

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Travelers will be able to use a simple cell phone that does not connect to internet. It will be loaded with useful local phone numbers.

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Off the Grid travelers are permitted to bring usual cameras to take photographs. But the company also employs a photographer to take lots of pictures during the tour.

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Once the trip is over, travelers can post the images on social media.

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"I think it's interesting and challenging to say, ‘Can I enjoy this moment without a camera? Can I soak up this memory and have it be part of me without instantly sharing with someone else in order for the moment to be real?'"

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So far, people who have registered for Off the Grid tours include young people just out of high school as well as people in their 60s. Most of them, though, are professionals between the ages of 24 to 35, Beattie says.

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Beattie started the business using money he saved from a technology job at a mapping company. He employs guides to lead each trip. But he will help lead the first few tours himself.

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Kensey Neely is 30 years old and from St. Joseph, Missouri. She is set to go on the Lisbon trip. She says she had been "trying to find a way to step out of my comfort zone."

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Neely says giving up her phone may be hard, but she says "I'm hoping once I do it during the trip, I won't be as tied to it when I get back."

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She plans to take a camera with her to Portugal. But she hopes she does not use it very often. "I want to enjoy the experience and not take pictures of every little thing," Neely said.

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I'm Ashley Thompson.

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重点解析

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1.social media 社交媒体

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We have all witnessed the power of social media.

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我们见证了社交媒体的实力f1~XB_yaZ^RHE]vzI!q

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2.get back 返回

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You have 14 days in which you can cancel the contract and get your money back.

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你可在14天之内取消合同,收回钱款[n4ymdZj6f8kg(;R

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3.giving up 放弃

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They brainwash people into giving up all their money.

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他们向人们强行灌输放弃所有钱财的思想w!Ghz5VrAa[iBF9ZJG

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4.So far 目前

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So far we haven't been able to find anything, but we're still researching.

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目前我们还没有任何发现,但是我们仍在研究Wll!Bs2Rh.

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5.The cellphone ban will not be forced upon the travelers.

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forced upon 强加于

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These gifts were forced upon him.

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他万不得已接受了这些礼物.v7FNGKp*2zXj

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A capitulation agreement was forced upon the enemy.

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敌人被迫接受投降协议jrQ@*SE0+mKmohDnGCT

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6.She says she had been "trying to find a way to step out of my comfort zone."

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step out of 走出

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You can slowly and carefully step out of the elevator.

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你可以慢慢地小心地走出电梯,maJL;K2V#_-bJW.

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This is no doubt the first step out of confusion and fatuity.

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这无疑是摆脱混乱与愚味的第一步h9aDTw!][6ys

参考译文

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旅游公司禁用手机,拍照也不行

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如果旅行期间不让使用手机,你是否还会去旅行?哪怕只是拍照也不行?

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一家新的旅游公司正在要求顾客这样做3r2c[N0AP%kIZv8Cup。这家公司名为“Off the Grid”,创始人为扎克·比蒂(Zach Beattie)Dzdd&=5W2C6ZFw!Rm

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比蒂指出:“当你身处陌生环境,那里有太多东西值得你去感受,去观赏,有那么多很酷、很有趣的人等你去邂逅,而手机会让你分心”~X1L;IrtP#Y-Di

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比蒂说,“Off the Grid”旅行意味着“完全不插电,社交性很强”RvgMz+N_,txub6

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该公司的首趟旅行将于7月份前往里斯本G&vGxt5YWUIBO2T,S。同时,公司还计划着前往克罗地亚海岸、巴塞罗那、西班牙、秘鲁利马和墨西哥图卢姆的行程flE9)x7i^B

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7到10日游是专为人数少于16人的小团体准备的[0[WEwa*B(Kbw2。旅行价格为1,500美元起,包含住宿,部分餐饮以及陆地交通费用,但是不包括机票费用yUY7Y-rj3gQ0zBL%rV

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旅游行程包含至少三项活动和两项社交活动5f8e4I3NTzOz(pe-4。“Off the Grid”致力于提供特殊体验而不是传统观光mmbD+l+u*XW。例如,里斯本之旅包含冲浪课程,海边锻炼,一日划船以及与当地家庭共进晚餐y~YF-!5;vYx.elo

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比蒂表示,他不希望游客手忙脚乱地“赶场子”式旅游gsBCPN|I))+XN。他说,我们的目标是印象深刻的旅行而不是用他所说的——“用每一个景点塞满你的行程”m2v1Hq!LncpVcE|B

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手机禁令不会强行施加给旅客c%oOA_L.@A_F4I!5-@L。比蒂说:“我们希望这项活动是自愿性的,我们不会没收手机……”

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游客可以使用不连接网络的普通手机KdIXDj);fr%s。这部手机会存储可呼叫的当地号码0;M3IL^,Dq3

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“Off the Grid”游客可携带普通的相机拍照97|]SgB&Ze。但是,公司也会雇佣专业摄影师在旅途中为大家拍摄大量照片,5nev8GHhDak2

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旅程一旦结束,游客可在社交媒体上晒照61fv3hE0dv@u*O02-

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比蒂说:“我觉得提出‘没有相机,我能享受这一刻吗?不立即与他人分享,让这一刻变得真实的话,我能保存好这份回忆,让它成为我生命的一部分吗?’这种问题很有趣也很有挑战性6hmBp@.Hm0!。”

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比蒂说:截至目前,报名“Off the Grid”旅程的人不仅有刚毕业的年轻人,还有花甲之年的老年人,不过大多数报名游客为年龄在24岁到35岁之间的职业人士^&o1iriXBv0jZ

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比蒂利用之前在一家地图绘制公司从事技术工作存下的钱创业();#|42iEr2D(nNQMyD[。他雇佣导游带队每次旅行ViRzT4I+#E@SCL。不过,他会亲自协助导游引导头几趟旅程FN(.-)D#d8zZF+Q-

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30岁的肯西·尼莉(Kensey Neely)来自于密苏里州的圣约瑟夫(M4IPMCy7k7I&W5z。她将参加里斯本之旅5uzHdNONsaG,6b*R。她说,“曾尝试寻找走出自我舒适区的方法”vn!*W(9#x-FB

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尼莉表示,让她摆脱手机很难,但是她认为“我希望只要在旅途中做到,那回来以后就不会那么依赖手机了”6FYF4_9SGA@4z(

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她打算带一部相机前往葡萄牙nGuT#bHG.Pp。但是她希望不会经常用到K%(=[tUvxMD60-。尼莉说:“我希望享受这次旅行而不是把一点一滴都记录下来cuWrRiVq3**I*D(k4S9。”

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重点单词
  • socialadj. 社会的,社交的 n. 社交聚会
  • challengingadj. 大胆的(复杂的,有前途的,挑战的) n. 复杂
  • permittedadj. 被允许的 v. 允许(permit的过去分词)
  • havenn. 港口,避难所,安息所 v. 安置 ... 于港中,
  • comfortn. 舒适,安逸,安慰,慰藉 vt. 安慰,使舒适
  • photographern. 摄影师
  • transportationn. 运输,运输系统,运输工具
  • fatuityn. 愚蠢,愚昧
  • capitulationn. 投降,投降协议
  • elevatorn. 电梯,飞机升降舵,斗式皮带输送机