VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):美国人最喜欢做的事情
日期:2018-10-22 14:39

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Americans’ Favorite Thing To Do
Americans' favorite activity has long been said to be baseball. But a new study by the U.S. government suggests that is not true. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says Americans seem to enjoy watching television more than anything else.
Researchers examined how Americans age 15 and older spent their free time during the years 2013 to 2017. They learned that Americans spend almost three hours every day watching TV.
The activity includes watching movies, recorded programs, and live broadcasts.
So who watches television the most? People over the age of 65, researchers found. Older people clock in at more than four and a half hours of television every day.
Parents with small children spent the least amount of time in front of the tube, as TV is sometimes called.
Researchers discovered something else, too: Men watch about 30 minutes more television than women each day.
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重点解析

1.free time 空闲时间

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They go college, they have lots of free time.
他们进入大学后有大把的自由时间iaL^G-;kK;#g

2.live broadcasts 现场直播

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There was a link put on one of the sports live broadcasts, but with errors along the way.
网站上有一个体育直播的链接,但这个链接却是错误的2PRbz^PT1zc|ll

3.more than 多于

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Today, we need each other more than ever.
今天,我们比以往任何时候更需要彼此cgBur3g*|d9G

4.Older people 老年人

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After all, older people themselves mostly have families.
毕竟,大多数老年人有自己的家属_WF+sc6@;UB

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5.Parents with small children spent the least amount of time in front of the tube, as TV is sometimes called.

the least amount of 最少的...

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I try to offend the least amount of people possible
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They put up the least amount of struggle.
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6.Parents with small children spent the least amount of time in front of the tube, as TV is sometimes called.

in front of 在...前面

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In front of their house was a small dirt road.
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Our school is in front of the factory.
我们的学校就在那个工厂的前面VKhXOiT40~16y[zT)4

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美国人最喜欢做的事情
据说,美国人最喜欢的运动是棒球a1y#ibvO24k^Y%3。然而,美国政府的一项新研究表明,事实并非如此ylaCu]DApt[.i-E。美国劳工统计局指出,美国人似乎最喜欢看电视-+cd5H!6K2]p^
研究人员调查了15岁及以上的美国人在2013年至2017年间是如何打发空闲时间的~kf]WK@f18J[7!%LaZEn。他们了解到,美国人平均每天花近三个小时看电视J%UPvWGUIAA@QsFgbUgi
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那么,哪个群体看电视最多呢?研究人员发现,年龄超过65岁的老人KP;8pFI~of9#。老年人每天看电视的时间超过四个半小时jEMCYT@~LT_i6s
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研究人员还有另一个发现:男性平均每天看电视的时间比女性多30分钟0&5]MQLF)Q*SRA
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重点单词
  • minutesn. 会议记录,(复数)分钟
  • baseballn. 棒球
  • offendvt. 犯罪,冒犯 vi. 令人不适,违反