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Programme 07

发布者: KK | 发布时间: 2011-10-24 22:09| 查看数: 1421| 评论数: 0|

[00:00] PROGRAMME 7



[00:03] Text one

[00:07] Topic:

[00:11] U.K. elections

[00:15] Next month the people of the United Kingdom

[00:21] will be voting in a general election,

[00:26] and shortly the seemingly interminable politicalspeeches and debates on radio and television

[00:34] will be under away.

[00:38] If the Labour Party succeeds in its attempt

to increase the slender majority of seats in the House of Commons

[00:46] that it won at the last election,

[00:51] it will be introducing radical new measures,

[00:56] including widespread nationalisation of private industry,

[01:03] in an effort to rescue Britain from threatening economic problems.

[01:09] The Conservatives,the main opposition party,

[01:15] will be hoping to convince the nation

[01:20] of the need for encouraging private enterprise;

[01:25] they have hopes,

[01:29] if the people unite under a Conservative government,

[01:35] of overcoming such evils as inflation,

[01:40] food shortages,

[01:44] fuel crises

[01:48] and a possible world-wide slump.

[01:53] The Liberal party will be trying to persuade the voters

[01:59] that Britain can achieve economic stability and industrial prosperity

[02:06] only under Liberal leadership.

[02:11] Meanwhile the Scottish and Welsh Nationalists

[02:16] may be urging the citizens of Scotland and Wales

[02:22] to vote for their complete independence from England

[02:27] and the parliament at Westminster.



[02:32] Text two

[02:36] In luck

[02:39] I hear you've got a transfer to the new office in Rome for a few months, Steve.

[02:46] How did you manage that?

[02:50] Who pulled strings for you?

[02:54] No one.

[02:58] I was just lucky.

[03:01] I happened to be in Mr. Barrett's office when he was talking to the big boss

from the States about it.

[03:09] They said they wanted to send someone who could get by in Italian,

[03:15] so Imentioned that I had picked up a bit on holiday in Italy

and learned some more at night school,

[03:23] andfinally they said I could go.

[03:27] When will you be setting off?

[03:31] On Monday morning.

[03:35] But I'm taking two weeks' holiday before starting work.

[03:40] I'll be spending a few days in Germany

[03:45] and a week in the Alps near Mont Blanc with a friend.

[03:50] We'll be doing some skiing together.

[03:55] Will you be travelling by air?

[03:59] No, I'm taking the car.

[04:03] I'll be staying Sunday night in London at the Victoria Palace Hotel,

[04:09] picking up my friend at Victoria Station on Monday morning

and then making for the Dover-Ostend ferry.

[04:17] Roll on Monday then!

[04:21] Yes!

[04:24] Just imagine,

[04:28] at this time on Monday

[04:32] I'll be heading across the Netherlands on my way to Germany, the Alps

and the sunny Mediterranean...

[04:41] And I'll be sitting here in Birmingham sweating over the correspondence -

[04:47] and it'll probably be pouring with rain, too.

[04:52] Never mind.

[04:55] Perhaps they'll open a new office in Mallorca or the Canary Islands and your turn will come.

[05:03] With my luck they'll probably send me to the Sahara Desert.

[05:08] Anyway, I'm off.

[05:12] It's gone five and my girlfriend will be waiting for me outside -

[05:18] and she won't wait long!

[05:22] Now it's my turn to envy you.

[05:27] I'll be doing overtime until 8 o'clock tonight while I sort my office out.

[05:33] Don't work too hard!

[05:37] Have a good trip

[05:41] and don't drive too fast! I won't!

[05:45] Cheerio, Terry.



[05:49] Text three

[05:53] Sea or air

[05:57] Are you looking forward to your trip to Canada, Julie?

[06:03] I can't wait to see Canada, Susan,

[06:08] but I'm scared stiff of the journey.

[06:13] My husband insists on flying,

[06:18] but I want to sail.

[06:22] Planes make me nervous.

[06:27] There's nothing to be frightened of.

[06:32] How many planes fly across the Atlantic every day?

[06:38] I've no idea.

[06:42] Hundreds, I suppose.

[06:46] And how often do you hear of a crash?..

[06:51] Once or twice a year?

[06:55] Yes, but aeroplanes fly so high and fast

[07:01] thatonce is enough.

[07:06] Look, there are more road casualties per day than air deaths per year.

[07:14] Air transport is really safecompared with road transport.

[07:20] I'd still prefer to go by sea.

[07:26] Ships may not travel fast but at least you can relax.

[07:32] I'd love a trip on a luxury liner like the Queen Elizabeth II.

[07:39] It's fine if you're a good sailor,

[07:44] but have you ever travelled far in a rough sea?

[07:49] No. I've only been in a boat once.

[07:54] I sailed down the River Thames on a sightseeing tour...

[08:00] But in any case

[08:04] I'd rather be sea-sick than dead.

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