英语国际音标(mp3+lrc字幕) 英语国际音标十一、听力短文

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[00:00.00]Audrey Hepburn was an actress.A wonderful one.
[00:04.61]She was quite unique,but in one way especially she was different from most other actors
[00:12.06]She never liked to talk about herself.
[00:15.48]However,towards the end of her life,she undertook a mission,to bring the tragic plight of so many million of suffering children to the attention of the rest of the world.
[00:28.51]She traveled all over the globe on behalf of those children,and for them,she did talk about herself ,in Holland ,New Zealand,Auatralia,New York,and even in Hollywood.
[00:43.38]And so Audrey left a record of her life in her own words..And what a record it is ---of a beloved star and a remarkable woman.
[00:55.94]Americans are usually helpful and hospitable.
[01:00.41]You may often be put in a position of wanting to express your gratitude and appreciation.
[01:07.07]Perhaps someone has helped you when you were lost,or you enjoyed a stay in an American home.
[01:14.12]If you had a long visit in a private home,it is considered polite to present the host or hostess with a gift.
[01:21.29]You can buy greeting cards at the drugstore specifically designed to say "thanks".
[01:28.20]Weaknesses are often just strengths taken to an extreme.
[01:33.89]Share a weakness that you have and then talk about how you manage it so doesn't bacome an extreme.
[01:41.81]For instance,I am sometimes too detail oriented .That sometimes keeps me from seeing the big picture.
[01:50.74]What I do to manage it is to walk the building three times a day and think about the project on the whole.
[01:58.33]That helps me see the big picture and helps me escape from being so absorbed by detail.
[02:05.71]"What are the chances of my recovering?"asked the bed-ridden man.
[02:11.26]"One hundred percent."the physician reassured him.
[02:15.32]"Medical records show that nine out every ten die of the disease you have.
[02:21.16]Yours is the tenth case I've treated.Others all died.Statistics are statistics.You"re bound to get well.
[02:30.66]Beautiful skin starts from the inside out.
[02:34.26]If you want beautiful,clear,radiant skin,it's pretty simple.
[02:40.56]The right diet will help keep your skin clear.
[02:44.16]It doesn't mean boring food.
[02:47.08]You can eat really delicious food,of course,combined with plenty of water.You'll have a healthy,youthful glow.
[02:56.58]Henry Ford(1863-1946)didn't invent the automobile,but he invented the automobile business.
[03:07.63]When he founded the Ford Motor Co.In 1903,cars were fussy,unreliable,costly novelties.
[03:17.78]Ford's genius was to make them simple,solid,and inexpensive necessities.
[03:24.95]In so doing,he built the largest industrial organization of the early 20th century and amassed a personal fortune of 1% billion ($36 billion in today's dollars),
[03:39.49]but he also placed himself at the forefront of a social renovation that had an immeasureable impact on American life.
[03:49.64]When I went to dine in a reataurant with my colleague for the first time,neither of us had a good appetite.
[03:57.35]As a result, a lot of food was left over.
[04:01.52]"I want a doggy bag."she said,"what about you?"I said I had no dogs.
[04:08.69]Looking at me strangely,she asked the waiter for two "doggy bags".
[04:14.41]As I was suspecting whether she was keen on gaining petty advantages,
[04:19.63]she explained to me that"doggy bag"was a small bag that a restaurant provided so that customers could take home any food they had not finished ,and then she gave me one.
[04:32.81]With the increasing advancement in technology
[04:36.55]a well-paying job for those currently in the work force is getting harder to find.
[04:43.18]Those who have not been exposed to computers and other new skills and methods are finding this to be ture.
[04:51.31]As it stands now,the job market is requiring at least a four-year degree from college,in order to make enough to live comfortably.
[05:00.56]Even then good-paying jobs are not easy to find.
[05:05.71]We are awash in information.
[05:08.95]It assaults us,it overwhelms us.
[05:13.09]It is everywhere .In our homes,in our cars,in our faces.
[05:18.71]And there's very little we can do about it.
[05:21.48]The question is:what is it doing to us?We all know about the benefits of the information revolution,but what is the  downside?
[05:32.28]Is there so much stuff being thrown at us that it affects our humanity?
[05:39.05]For four years in a row from 1935 to 1938 Shirley Temple was the number one box-office star in Hollywood,
[05:50.46]She was even more popular than Clark Gable,Robert Taylor,anf Gary Cooper,
[05:57.37]Because of her films,her studio,Fox,were saved from bankruptcy.
[06:03.85]It doesn't matter what you've been through where you come from ,who your parents  are --nor your social or economic status.
[06:13.46]None of that matters.What matters is how you choose to love,how you choose to express that love through your work,through your family,through what you have to give to the world.
[06:27.61]The first Olympic Games at Olympia were held in 776BC,and the only event held at that time was the stadium footrace.
[06:39.78]The Games were held every four years from 776 BC to 393 AD,and never stoped untill they were abolished by the Christian Byzantine Emperodr Theodosius 1.
[06:56.99]The modern Olympic Games began at Greece in 1896.
[07:03.18]Up to Sydney 2000,the Olympic Games have already had 100 years of history
[07:10.31]during which a large number of sports stars have emerged.
[07:14.84]They symbolize the prosperity of a country and have become the connection of nations all over the world and the ligament of peace-keeping.
[07:25.57]From 1939 to 1945,sixty-one countries had been involved in the six-year Second World War,
[07:35.54]the homestead was ruined and the people were plunged into an abyss of misery.
[07:41.92]It advanced the combination of the science and weapons and pushed mankind to the edge of extinction with its destructive power.
[07:51.53]The Second World War is really a nightmare to the people all over the world.
[07:57.43]Now people at last understand that war can't settle any problem,that understanding and cooperation were the only way out.
[08:08.16]The United Nations is one of many  international organizations that were eatablished during the post-war years.
[08:16.69]Nowadays it has taken an important role in resolving international disputes and advancing the progress of humanity.
[08:26.48]For one brief moment,he was white American's first black athletic hero.
[08:31.88]his four gold medal (and three world record)at the 1936 Berlin Olypic were both a garland of honor for the U.S and a mortification to Hitler.
[08:44.05]To TIME,he was variously the "coffee-colored"Owens."the world's fastest blackamoor"or "the dusky speedster."
[08:54.67]But to milloons of black Americans ,he was inspiration and paladin,a sign of things to come.
[09:03.82]President Bill Clinton has announced that the United States and Vietnam have signed a wide-ranging trade deal.a quater of a countury after the end of the Vietnam War.
[09:15.95]The historic agreement,reached after four years of negotiation,is expected to encourage more US companies to invest in Vietnam,
[09:26.21]And help speed-up plans for Vietnam to join the world Trade Organisation.
[09:32.08]The deal is also a sign that Vietnam's Communist leadership has decided to embrace reform.
[09:39.64]Ah Seng,a recruit,was a bit of a loner.
[09:45.22]He took to drinking heavily whenever he booked out for the weekend .
[09:49.86]One weekend,he returned so drunk that he was told to see the Commanding Officer immediately.
[09:57.31]"Look Ah Seng,why don't you shape up?"said the CO,who was something of a softie.
[10:04.33]"There is real future for you here if you sober up.
[10:08.65]You could become a corporal,or even a sergeant!Isn't that something to look forward to?"
[10:14.81]Ah Seng replied ,"well,sir,to tell you the truth,that's really not good enough for me because after a few glasses of Tifer,I feel like a colonel!"
[10:27.98]A 747 was halfway across the Atlantic when the captain got on the loud speaker.
[10:35.11]"Attention ,passengers.We have lost one of our engine,but we can certainly reach London with the three we have left.
[10:43.46]Unfortunately,we will arrive an hour late as a result.
[10:48.68]Shortly thereafter,the passengers heard the captain's voice again.
[10:53.90]"Guest what,folks.We just lost our third engine,but please be assured we can fly with only one.We will now arrive in London three hours late."
[11:04.06]At this point,one passenger became furious For Pete's sake,"he shouted."If we lose another engine,we'll be up  here all night!"
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