VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):谁想成为亿万富翁?
日期:2018-10-23 14:48

(单词翻译:单击)

([=JR3fnX,v=f.-VColEBJBQxQ;=Ru_^vXKqwSp

听力文本

O=d6u[lrcj&O@nkf

iaLN3x,~,ocRO!lJ-r-^

l;^9LNw&#q5+_R|q

Who Wants to Be a Billionaire?
This is What's Trending Today...
Who wants to be a billionaire?
For a $2 ticket, people have a chance to win the Mega Millions record-breaking lottery jackpot of $1.6 billion. The drawing is on Tuesday night in the United States.
Players also have a chance at winning the Powerball jackpot, which is now up to $620 million. That drawing will be on Wednesday night.
Mega Millions is a lottery game played in 44 American states as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The winning ticket must match six numbers, from 1 to 70. Several states permit online ticket purchases. Out-of-state or overseas purchases are not permitted.
The first Mega Millions drawing was on May 17, 2002. That winner received a jackpot of $28 million – a small amount compared to this week's jackpot.
The most recent Mega Millions drawing on October 19 was for a jackpot of $1 billion dollars. But no one won. It was the 25th drawing in a row that did not result in a winner.
About 280 million tickets were sold for the October 19 drawing. Those tickets covered 60 percent of all possible number combinations.
So, what are your chances of winning the $1.6-billion jackpot this time?
Very, very small.
The financial website The Motley Fool says the chance of someone winning the Mega Millions jackpot is 1 in 302,575,350. The chance is a little better with the Powerball. It is 1 in 292,201,338.
You are more likely to get struck by lightning than win the jackpot, at least in the United States. The National Weather Service says a person has about a 1 in a million chance of getting hit.
You are much more likely to get accepted to Harvard University. The Ivy League school accepted 5 percent of its 39,000 applicants for its 2021 class. That is a 1 in 20 chance.
Americans even have a better chance at becoming president than they do at winning this week's jackpot. The U.S. population is about 326 million. There are about 10 presidents in an average lifetime. So, a person's chances at becoming president are 1 in 32.6 million. However, the U.S. Constitution requires that a person be at least 35 years old and a "natural born citizen" to be elected president.
And that's What's Trending Today.
I'm Ashley Thompson.

重点解析

1.get struck 受骗;被卡住

Wp=)|JRi0LJ4xbpu;

|K%@tb*n4Fkub;

If we try to pull away the person, we might get struck as well.
如果我们拉开那个人的话,我们也会被触电;Ko3y|=Sn]7kaygV&SvF

2.at least 至少

7&QQE(~7x%DJ0(GI%

I resolved to visit my grandmother at least once a year.
我决定每年至少要去看望祖母一次N*.X5VP8XP5n+8

3.elected president 当选总统

sNBDAYH|,]

|Le#h^n7LtE

*4FVK4GRv09)K*

G&oO@[#L9O(egi

Although he thinks that he is the elected president, we do not think so.
虽然他觉得自己是民选总统,但是我们不这么觉得)3ud-By6)O!WmciR~

4.compared to 与...相比

L6W8~mam+Gw3w|)@D

89D;_67H+kXb+phPw

Compared to what others have been through, I'm fortunate.
跟别人的遭遇相比,我已经算是幸运的QDar0h5Yms

]Hk^5Q*ANWj8yrf]p8|v

5.It was the 25th drawing in a row that did not result in a winner.

in a row 连续的

[Ps3JSje6h7NB_R9

9VCs@[T,@,7ZuVP.5S

W_X!0%uLW3UCav-C

^cdNbksF=,F

R5WJ@ETM)lp]=!3rVFFH

Ta#+Do)C#)a*LTP7t

It is the sixth month in a row in which imports have fallen.
这是进口量持续下降的第6个月了t5HwyUr[9wZXeC.qU
Ten footballer stood in a row on the sport ground.
运动场上一字儿站着十名足球运动员8~nL[OU9Tzu38Y8Oa

=OH*Ko)]1vxH

6.Mega Millions is a lottery game played in 44 American states as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

as well as 和...一样;也

7S&.ca(O+X

!pzxv@Pqxcd;B4(Cyl

BsTns^ygAr

Moral as well as financial support was what the West should provide.
西方国家应该提供道义支持和经济援助pBwy(cb3Obtp@B7
She can play tennis as well as basketball.
她也会打篮球,也会打网球3|UX6tczwk

参考译文

f0kOGPxb|%oa@~eQjM_j

k_rMXZ#e8Y

h,;XOu)KfeV;-

谁想成为亿万富翁?
这里是《今日热点》栏目D)o.e~vNOHY
谁想成为亿万富翁?
只要一张2美元的彩票,人们就有机会赢得超级百万(Mega Millions)创纪录的16亿美元的彩票头奖,开奖时间是美国的周二晚间c)2BSCHXFExjJ!w.d
人们还有机会赢得已累计6.2亿美元的强力球头奖(Powerball jackpot),开奖时间为周三晚间cQFBPUh2n&I2EU]Fc
“超级百万”是一种在美国44个州、华盛顿特区以及美属维尔京群岛销售的彩票,中奖的彩票必须准确匹配1到70的6位数字,TnEeUXYBaXO~[lm。有几个州允许网络购买彩票,但是禁止州外以及国外彩民购买]|I_kvBl)cdvo
2002年5月17日,第一期“超级百万”开奖,当时的头奖者获得2800万美元的头奖,不过与本周的头奖相比,可谓是“九牛一毛”t,1(dUM]cWO!CE3Z&

OdCGxG!p(u4OdhV_L+[

谁想成为亿万富翁?.jpg
上一期的超级百万开奖是在10月19日,头奖金额为10亿美元Vv&=~ohPAv2Z9vY0j]#^。可惜没有人中奖|IwX1]Z~YTC0Gy)%PF。这已经是连续第25期没有人中头奖2H1a_ZjbQ4;y
10月19日的那期开奖已售出约2.8亿张彩票,这些彩票涵盖了所有可能的号码组合的60%F^WGXCnBcZKTdAD#=Z%D
那么,这次赢得16亿美元头奖的概率有多大?
概率小的可怜=vFeHbhFKh1v-H9x%J
金融网站“傻瓜投资指南”(The Motley Fool)表示,“超级百万”头奖的中奖概率只有302,575,350分之一JaiXKWGGCq.iluYA。而强力球彩票的中奖机会略高一些,概率为292,201,338分之一)SwA)x^%=-h~D~qN.4e
至少在美国,被闪电击中的概率比中头奖还大JUe[Txc5cM|2ksCa~。美国国家气象局表示,人们被闪电击中的概率为百万分之一-WhcCV+@p_^DP
你被哈佛大学录取的概率也比中头奖大d%k*iw]u.*wkg(。这所常春藤联盟学校2021届的3.9万名申请者中,只有5%被录取,概率只有20分之一;bpTtBb5u-tnZ&
美国人当选总统的概率甚至都比本周中头奖的概率大a1Xv*=@Zp!NV2%Jw!VWB。美国人口约3.26亿eN0IHC&npZ。人们一生平均要推选约10位总统qC#dyM+XtHzvr.。以此类推,一个人当选总统的概率是3260万分之一0VEL~Se)hWs51S#y,m。然而,美国宪法规定竞选者需年满35周岁,并且是美国本土出生的公民才能当选总统cU%7yeN(K-*s
以上为《今日热点》J*PpG%fXHH
阿什利·汤普森为您播报HgL|e*frI1x|e1^Z=T

译文为可可英语翻译,未经授权请勿转载!

QE+G60U~7PQV#9hg

.i=PIBzXf|l.GCtJ7H!@zsVq]s^&3rmv4Mnvx9ko4%=
分享到
重点单词
  • lotteryn. 彩票
  • lightningn. 闪电 adj. 闪电般的,快速的 vi. 打闪
  • rown. 排,船游,吵闹 vt. 划船,成排 vi. 划船,
  • populationn. 人口 ,(全体)居民,人数
  • permittedadj. 被允许的 v. 允许(permit的过去分词)
  • fortunateadj. 幸运的,侥幸的
  • permitn. 许可证,执照 v. 允许,许可
  • constitutionn. 组织,宪法,体格