VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):津巴布韦:面包成奢侈品
日期:2019-03-11 16:19

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Bread Now Too Costly for Many Zimbabweans
Bread has now joined the list of goods in short supply in Zimbabwe. The lack of bread has caused its price to increase. Now, citizens are forced to look for replacements to this simple food source.
Bread now costs $2 or higher, about twice as costly as the usual price. Many people are getting used to having their tea -- a favorite morning drink of Zimbabweans -- without bread.
Gibson Nhema now sells goods such as sweet potatoes and corn in place of bread.
He told VOA, "If we can get bread once a week that will be it. But we no longer miss it because it is now expensive. If the government would push the price of bread and flour down that would go well with our way of living. We have no cash. If it remains expensive, I will not able to buy dinner if I buy bread."
Food sellers like Nhema are doing well. But these are very hard times for those who mostly sell bread, like Alwyn Mutero.
Mutero said, "There used to be lots of bread, but these days, people no longer buy like they used to do, because prices are going high. We used to sell this bread for about a $1, now it costs about $2.50. So people cannot afford it."
Mangaliso Ndlovu is Zimbabwe's Minister of Industry and Commerce. Recently, he said he found a company that could make bread using local ingredients to help ease the shortage and control the price.
But farmers say they do not have a way to produce wheat that is cost effective. They are calling on President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government to help.
Ben Gilpin is with the Zimbabwe Commercial Farmers Union. He says that, among other things, farmers must have a fair price to cover their production costs. He adds that farmers must have the knowledge and tools to help the farming industry grow.
Government and industry officials continue their search for an answer to the shortage. Meanwhile, Zimbabweans like Gibson Nhema keep thinking of other foods to take the place of something as simple as their daily bread.
I'm Jonathan Evans.

重点解析

1.look for 寻找

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5.He says that, among other things, farmers must have a fair price to cover their production costs.

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He moved to England in 1980 where, among other things, he worked as a journalist
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We get out our family notebook, which has a record of each family meeting, among other things.
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6.Gibson Nhema now sells goods such as sweet potatoes and corn in place of bread.

in place of 代替

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Cooked kidney beans can be used in place of French beans.
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津巴布韦:面包成奢侈品
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如今,面包的价格为2美元甚至更高,约是以往价格的两倍@_a1TE[8b[nb4.。许多人已经习惯了喝茶不搭配面包——这是津巴布韦人最喜欢的一种早茶El90;lLS1,mVxYC&Gv;
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他告诉美国之音:“如果每周能吃上一次面包,我们就满足了.Ir1HOV-se!(JYvNf。但是现在面包太贵了,我们不敢奢求Z@9fGAPcoq]k.]#q]q。如果政府能够降低面包和面粉的价格,这将有助于改善我们的生活水平Mln~3cp~I+|sTYA)l]Ey。我们没有现金%pA%hjb9K7V&。如果价格一直居高不下,买了面包就吃不起晚饭了B(H!P6VLxuq*jL。”

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但农民们表示,他们找不到生产成本效益高的小麦的方法BfS&Bbim,YK^!。他们向总统埃默森·姆南加古瓦政府寻求帮助IoHZqhMb2NK
本·吉尔平(Ben Gilpin)就职于津巴布韦商业农民联盟~42TsD)1prcHNa。他说,除此之外,农民必须有一个公平的价格来支付他们的生产成本d|4oFs^kT3*%5。他补充说,农民必须具备帮助农业发展的知识和工具uChyE]~;!!m9+%
政府和相关行业官员继续寻找面包短缺问题的解决方案48[1aeFD1Zc4N|85r。与此同时,像吉布森·恩赫玛这样的津巴布韦人一直在思考用其他食物来代替他们日常吃的面包l~6dG3-op4haZkhP
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重点单词
  • supplyn. 补给,供给,供应,贮备 vt. 补给,供给,提供,
  • controln. 克制,控制,管制,操作装置 vt. 控制,掌管,支
  • commercialadj. 商业的 n. 商业广告
  • effectiveadj. 有效的,有影响的
  • trousersn. 裤子
  • kidneyn. 肾,腰子,类型
  • cornn. 谷物,小麦,玉米 v. 形成(颗粒状),腌,(用谷
  • plasticadj. 塑料的,可塑的,造型的,整形的,易受影响的 n
  • wheatn. 小麦,小麦色
  • producen. 产品,农作物 vt. 生产,提出,引起,分娩,制片