VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):圣诞节最佳及最逊礼物盘点
日期:2018-12-21 12:43

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Hollywood Stars Reveal their Best, Worst Christmas Gifts
Still hunting for that perfect present for family or friends? Maybe this will help. With Christmas shopping season well under way, Reuters asked a number of stars about their best and worst Christmas gifts.
A Star Is Born actor and director Bradley Cooper said his favorite present was "a conducting baton" he got when he was eight years old. Mary Queen of Scots star Saoirse Ronan also went back to childhood to answer the question. She said Harry Potter-related presents are on the top of her list. She recalled that Christmas as "probably the best year of my life."
Joe Alwyn also stars in Mary Queen of Scots. He said his favorite present was "a big toy car."
Dr Who actor David Tennant named the 1980s electronic game Astro Wars as his best gift ever. He received it first as a child. Then, last year, his wife bought another for him.
"...It was very old but that was a very touching moment," he said.
Among the less loved gifts, American Hustle actor Alessandro Nivola, has an unusual one. He said his father once gave him an old vacuum cleaner. "I think he was trying to send me a message," Nivola said.
Movie star Leslie Mann noted the old trick of buying someone a gift that you will enjoy yourself. "My husband likes to give me presents like trips that he wants to go on," she said.
Emily Blunt said her grandmother would re-gift presents.
"She'd give me back the pashmina that I bought lovingly for her," she said. "It always used to make me laugh."
For many stars, it is the predictable gifts that are the least wanted.
"I think the worst present I always get is socks," said "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. "I can buy myself socks..."
The Office and Despicable Me actor, Steve Carell, said he once received a pair of Santa socks.
"Those ones, like the aunt who has met you three times sends you and doesn't really know your likes or dislikes, just gets something at the gas station on the way over, that kind of gift," he said. "But...it's done out of love."
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重点解析

1.electronic game 电子游戏

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Electronic game development industry is becoming increasingly fierce competition.
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His success has been a tribute to hard work, to professionalism.
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4.out of love 失恋;出于爱

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5.Reuters asked a number of stars about their best and worst Christmas gifts.

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6.Mary Queen of Scots star Saoirse Ronan also went back to childhood to answer the question.

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好莱坞明星最佳及最逊圣诞礼物盘点
还在为家人或朋友寻找完美的礼物吗?也许这篇文章能有所帮助@lHe_](XmHIcV=X^DZ|J。随着圣诞购物季的到来,路透社采访了众多明星关于他们最喜欢和最不喜欢的圣诞礼物S4*D2KHhIA1
明星出身的演员兼导演布莱德利·库珀说,他最喜欢的礼物是八岁时收到的“指挥棒”;fX)4AbL.nn-29x~6|。在《苏格兰玛丽女王》中大放异彩的西尔莎·罗南(Saoirse Ronan)也回忆起童年时期来回答这个问题X1Zg3pXk(dkTbAw1E*b。她说,她最想要的是哈利波特的周边礼物&zt!ABfhHc。她回忆说,圣诞节“可能是我一生中最美好的时光kc(Afeez3sU。”
乔·阿尔文(Joe Alwyn)也出演了《苏格兰玛丽女王》Da9EO=PU@64JGFZX3。他说,他最喜欢的礼物是“一辆大型玩具车”&m5UXj(]S]jsNXDVh8R

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《神秘博士》(Doctor Who)的主演大卫·田南特(David Tennant)称,上世纪80年代的电子游戏《Astro Wars》是他收到的最棒礼物@A+^1zqZctQ,QUTt+Hk。第一次收到这个礼物时他还是个孩子yE=3iyXAGvoo^ha^。然后,妻子去年又送了他一款BK#%h@A]B#^,5yxJu
“虽然款式老旧,但当时的感动依旧历历在目,”他说@#dipIGOuYYfvf
在不太受欢迎的礼物中,《美国骗局》(American Hustle)主演亚历山德罗·尼沃拉(Alessandro Nivola)的礼物与众不同e.;|A)yjVxoa%(EkQn。他说,父亲曾送给他一款旧吸尘器)M|vhq0=GEbmTa。尼沃拉说:“我觉得他想给我传达某些信息QLa5%^B0=m;z。”
影星莱斯利·曼恩(Leslie Mann)提到送人礼物也愉悦自己的老把戏OX-Dp])Hh.CYEN1。“我丈夫喜欢送我礼物,比如他梦寐以求的旅行,”她说Yl%pv(ahqkd
艾米莉·布朗特(Emily Blunt)说,她的祖母会“借花献佛”iN0&q5pQ|fddeP_S
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《汉密尔顿》的主创兼主演林-马努艾尔·米兰达(Lin-Manuel Miranda)说:“我觉得收到的最糟糕的礼物就是袜子wH_=ZKSc(nhv^9。袜子我自己就能买……”
《办公室》、《神偷奶爸》的主演史蒂夫·卡瑞尔(Steve Carell)说,他曾经收到了一双圣诞袜IPV&R+]F%_~LBK6(|N~
他说:“这种礼物都是没见过几次面的阿姨送的,对方根本不知道你的喜好,只是在去加油站的路上顺手买了一件,就是那种礼物罢了sqKFe*WKT%CiAe598|N。”“好在……这也是出于爱(tDq+Je[d=@Gms2AgX2。”
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重点单词
  • competitionn. 比赛,竞争,竞赛
  • batonn. 指挥棒,接力棒,警棍,权杖,短棍
  • revealvt. 显示,透露 n. (外墙与门或窗之间的)窗侧,门
  • bluntadj. 钝的,迟钝的,直率的 v. 使迟钝,变钝
  • despicableadj. 可鄙的,卑劣的
  • vacuumn. 真空,空间,真空吸尘器 adj. 真空的,产生(利
  • badgen. 徽章,标记,正章,象征 vt. 授给 ... 徽章
  • predictableadj. 可预知的
  • unusualadj. 不平常的,异常的
  • tributen. 贡品,颂词,称赞,(表示敬意的)礼物