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Programme 14

发布者: KK | 发布时间: 2011-10-24 22:14| 查看数: 1487| 评论数: 0|

[00:00] PROGRAMME 14

[00:04] Text one

[00:07] Topic:

[00:11] Flats in the clouds

[00:15] Blocks of "high-rise" flats

[00:20] have been erected in large numbers in London and in many other big cities.

[00:27] Just after the Second World War

[00:32] these immense twenty-to-thirty storey buildings,

[00:37] hundreds of feet in height,

[00:42] were thought to be the ideal solution to the dual problem of acute housing shortage

[00:50] and lack of space in urban areas.

[00:55] At first, the ultramodern apartments were much sought after by city-dwellers,

[01:02] and hundreds of the vast blocks had been build

[01:08] before anyone began to doubt that they were suitable places for people, children especially,

to live in.

[01:16] A well-known British architect,

[01:21] whopersonally designed many of these buildings,

[01:26] now believes that they may well have inflicted a great deal of suffering

[01:32] on those people who have been housed in them,

[01:37] and evidence has been amassed by sociologists

[01:43] which suggests that severe loneliness

[01:48] and deep depression are brought about by life within these great towers.

[01:55] Some psychologists even maintain

[02:00] that an unduly large proportion of their inhabitantssuffer from mental disorders

[02:07] and develop criminal tendencies.

[02:12] As a result of the recent queries,

[02:17] plans for new high-rise blocks

[02:22] are being scrapped.

[02:26] They are going to be replaced by so-called "low-rise" blocks,

[02:33] at most six storeys high.

[02:38] Text two

[02:42] The new pool

[02:45] Have they finished work on your new swimming-pool yet, Charles?

[02:51] When I passed by yesterday, it was being filled with water, wasn't it?

[02:56] That's right.

[03:00] We had our first swim in it this morning.

[03:05] The concrete path around it is going to be widened,

[03:10] but everything will have been completed before the end of the week.

[03:15] You must be pleased.

[03:19] How long is it?

[03:23] It's only 25 feet long and 15 feet wide,

[03:28] but that's big enough to cool down in, isn't it?

[03:33] And to get a spot of exercise in.

[03:38] If you normallyswim twenty lengths in a big pool,

[03:43] you can get the same benefit if you swim up and down forty or fifty times in a small one,

can't you?

[03:50] Yes, but I'm hardly aiming at getting into the Olympic team, am I?

[03:56] How deep is it?

[03:59] You can't dive into it, can't you?

[04:04] Oh yes you can!

[04:08] It's eight feet depth at one end.

[04:12] The diving-board will be installed tomorrow.

[04:17] By the way, we're holding a swimming party on Sunday, if it's not too cold.

[04:23] You will come, won't you?

[04:27] I'd love to come,

[04:31] but I'm not much of a swimmer,

[04:35] and I can barely dive at all.

[04:40] I'll probably drown.

[04:44] Well, I'm hardly the world's best swimmer myself.

[04:49] Anyway there'll be plenty to drink.

[04:54] Good.

[04:57] I'd rather drown in beer than in water.

[05:02] Text three

[05:06] Out of luck

[05:09] I suppose you heard about that great chunk of concrete falling onto a car

in South Street yesterday, didn't you, Ted?

[05:19] Yes, I saw it in the paper.

[05:24] From a two hundredand fifty foot high building, wasn't it?

[05:29] I gather the driver had just got out

[05:34] or he'd have been killed, wouldn't he?

[05:39] Oh yes.

[05:43] I saw the car;

[05:47] it was a complete wreck.

[05:51] You usually park your car around there, don't you, Bill?

[05:57] Yes, I left it in that very spot a couple of days ago,

[06:03] but yesterday it was parked up the road a bit.

[06:09] You were in luck then, weren't you, Bill?

[06:13] Out of luck, you mean!

[06:18] I'd be very pleased if my old car were smashed to bits.

[06:24] I could claim from theinsurance company then, couldn't I?

[06:30] But you used to be so proud of your car, didn't you, Bill?

[06:35] I used to be years ago, but now there are all sorts of repairs to be done,

[06:44] and I just haven't got enough spare cash to put it right.

[06:49] You can always sell it, can't you, Bill?

[06:54] Few people are stupid enough to buy a car in that state, are they?

[07:00] The chap whose car was crushed yesterday

[07:05] was very annoyed about it.

[07:10] He'll be given a new car by the builders, though.

[07:15] Yes, but his car was a specially-built model that can't be replaced,

[07:22] and there was hardly anything wrong with it, was there?

[07:27] Well, that's life!

[07:32] When people actually want to get rid of their cars,

[07:37] this sort of thing seldom happens, does it?

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