Day 25 / January 25 :

Eating Cereal 

25/ 1月 25 日 :

吃谷物麦片

8  You open the box by tearing along the perforated line, as indicated in fine print.  8  你盒子上小字印刷说明沿打孔线撕开,打开盒子。
9  Inside the box the cereal is packaged in an airtight plastic bag. 9  盒子里的谷物麦片用一个密封的塑料袋包装
10  This kind of packaging keeps the contents from getting stale. 10  这种包装防止产品不新鲜
11  It lengthens the shelf life of the product.  11  它延长产品的保质期
12  When you pour the milk over the cereal, it stays crispy for a minute or two. 12  你把牛奶倒在谷物麦片,一两分钟内它仍保持干脆
13  Then it gets soggy. 13  然后它变湿
14  You put a spoonful in your mouth and chew.  (Cont. at Day 299 / Oct. 26) 14  你满满一汤匙到嘴里咀嚼(转下页 第 299天/10月26日)

 

Day 42 / February 11 :

Contractual Relationship

(Cont. from Day 13 / Jan. 13)

第42天 / 2月 11日 :

合约关系

(接上页 第 13天/1月13日)

1  Investor and principal [business owner] enter into an agreement [sign a contract] delineating all of the terms and conditions of their business relationship (in order) to avoid any future misunderstanding. 1  投资者和所有者【企业主】签订协议【签署合同】订立他们之间商业关系的所有条款,(为了)避免将来有任何误解
2  The investor will have no right to intervene in the management of the affairs of the business.   2  投资人通常无权干涉公司具体事务的管理
3  There is an exception if [in the event that] one of the partners ever commits a fraud or violates a fiduciary duty. 3  有一个例外,如果【有如下情况】任何一位合伙人在任何时候犯了欺诈行为违反受托责任
4  They start out with two product lines. 4  他们从两条生产线开始做起
5  They enter into a contract with a supplier to provide component parts [components] on an as-needed basis.   5  他们和一个供应商签订合约,根据需要提供零部件【零件】
6  The supplier is obligated to produce the parts ordered within a specified time after receipt of the order. 6  该供应商收到订单必须在规定时间内交付订购的零部件。

 

Day 85 / March 26 :

Your Car Is Stopped

85天 / 326日 :

你的车被拦下来

8  The lights are flashing, and the siren is blaring. 8  警车的灯在闪烁警笛在鸣叫
9  Over the loudspeakers the officer orders you to pull over to the right shoulder [right side] of the road. 9  警察通过扩音器命令你靠边停车,停在右侧路边
10  She instructs you to show her your driver's license. 10  她命令出示你的驾驶证
11  She relays your license plate number over the radio to the police station.   11  她通过无线电将你的车牌号码传达警察局
12  Someone there plugs [enters] your number into a computer to see if you have any kind of criminal record.  12  那边的人将你的号码录入【输入】电脑,查看你有没有任何类型的犯罪记录
13  It could be anything from unpaid parking tickets to felonies.  13  可以是任何记录未缴清的停车罚单重罪
14  You are asked to step out of the car so that you can be tested to see if you are driving under the influence. 14  你被勒令接受测试,以便检查你是否酒驾

 

Day 117 / April 27 :

Environmental Damage

117天 / 427日 :

环境损害

15  Due to the long-term environmental damage throughout the country, the government is requiring companies to undertake clean-up measures.   15  由于国遭受长期的环境损害,政府正要求公司采取清理措施
16  An international treaty regulates transnational emissions. 16  一项国际协定规范跨国排放
17  Industrialization during the last two centuries has burned a hole through the ozone layer.  17  过去两个世纪的工业化已把臭氧层烧出一个洞
18  The ozone layer is a layer of clouds and gases that shields the surface of the earth – and all living beings – from harmful rays.  18  臭氧层是一层气体保护地球表面——以及所有生物——免受有害辐射线的伤害。
19  Factory emissions over such a long period of time have contributed to the greenhouse effect.   19  如此长时期的工厂排放已导致温室效应
20  Global warming may eventually upset the delicate balance that permits mammals to survive.   20  全球变暖可能最终会打破哺乳动物赖以生存微妙平衡
21  Mammals?!hey,… wait a minute… that includes me! 21  哺乳动物?!…………等等……其中包括我

 

Day 145 / May 25 :

Word Processing

145天 / 525日 :

文字处理

8  You press the Tab key to indent a new paragraph.   制表使新段落首行缩进
9  You can format the text into columns.  9  你可以将文本分列排版
10  You adjust the width of each column, as well as the space in between columns. 10  你调整每一列的宽度以及栏之间的间距
11  You create a table to present data in vertical columns and horizontal rows.  11  你创建一个表格,用竖列横排展示数据
12  You jiggle the mouse until the cursor is right on top of [right over] the icon.  12  你晃动鼠标直到光标正好在图标上面
13  With the Track Changes function [ feature ], you can display revisions to a draft. 13  利用修订功能,你可以显示草稿修改
14  It automatically underlines newly-added text, strikes through deleted text, and shows your comments in little rounded, rectangular boxes in the margins.  (Cont. at Day 362 / Dec. 28) 14  它自动对新添加的文字加下划线,对已删除文字加删除线,并将你的批注在页边空白处以圆角长方框显示。(转下页 362天 / 12月28日)

 

Day 161 / June 10 :

Crops

第 161天 / 6月10日 :

庄稼

8  But Jake still owns his farm – just as did his father, his grandfather, and his ancestors [forefathers] [forebears] before that – going back to [dating back to] the middle of the 19th century. 8  但杰克依旧拥有他的农场——正如他的父亲、祖父和祖先一样——追溯到19世纪中叶。
9  That is when Jake's forefathers [ancestors] [forebears] first settled the Great Plains as pioneers. 9  那时正是杰克的祖先首先作为开拓者定居大平原
10  He plows the field and grows wheat on his 231-acre tract [parcel] [piece of land] with [using] a tractor.  10  他在那块231英亩的土地上用拖拉机小麦
11  Designated plots are left fallow in any given year.  11  指定的地块会在任何一个特定的年份休耕
12  The practice of crop rotation ensures that the nutrients in the soil will be replenished.  12  庄稼轮作惯例确保土壤中的养分得到补给
13  Crops such as wheat and corn are planted in the spring. 13  春天种植小麦玉米等庄稼。
14  They will be harvested in late fall [at the end of autumn]. 14  它们在秋末收割

 

Day 188 / July 7 : 

Kennel

188天 / 77日 :

宠物看守所

15  Mrs. Bush catches the cat. 15  布什太太抓住了猫。
16  The cat claws the carpeting in a pathetic [pitiful] [pitiable] attempt at resistance.     16  猫用爪子抓地毯可怜兮兮地想要反抗
17  Mrs. Bush drags the cat into the portable cage. 17  布什太太把猫手提笼子里。
18  The kids try to console the cat during the ride to the kennel. 18  在开车去宠物看守所的途中,孩子们竭力想安慰猫。
19  The poor cat is shaking like a leaf.  19  可怜的猫像一片树叶一样颤抖着
20  His hair is standing on end [standing straight up].  20  他的毛都竖了起来
21  Their attempt to comfort him is to no avail. 21  他们竭力想安慰他但却徒劳一场

 

Day 233 / August 21 :

Safety Instructions

233天 / 821日 :

安全指示

14  The captain makes an introductory announcement over the PA system [public address system]. 14  机长通过有线广播系统了一个介绍性的通告
15  He announces the distance the flight will cover and the flying altitude.  15  他通知航程覆盖的距离以及飞行高度
16  The purser [head flight attendant] makes a short welcoming announcement. 16  事务长做一个简短的欢迎通告
17  They show a short film going over the safety features of the aircraft and the emergency landing procedures.  17  他们播放一段短片讲解一遍飞机的安全特性紧急迫降程序
18  Your seat cushion doubles as [also serves as] a removable flotation device.  18  你的座兼作可拆卸的漂浮装置
19  You can strap it on as the aircraft is plunging into the sea at a speed of 500 miles per hour.  19  当飞机小时500英里的速度入海里的时候,你可以把它系在身上
20  An oxygen mask will magically pop out of the ceiling in the event of an emergency. 20  在紧急情况下,氧气面罩神奇地机顶弹出来

 

Day 257 / September 14 :

How a Law Is Enacted

(Cont. from Day 309 / Nov. 5)

257天 / 914日 :

法律如何制定

(接上页 第309天 / 115日)

1  A congressperson introduces a new bill, so she or he is the billʼs sponsor.  1  国会议员提出一项新的法案,因此她或他是该法案的提案人
2  The bill is referred [transmitted] for consideration to the committee in the House of Representatives or (in the) Senate with jurisdiction over the subject matter. 2  法案被送交众议院委员会该主题拥有管辖权参议院考虑
3  The committee holds a public hearing before recommending passage either with or without amendments.  3  委员会在建议是否经修正通过之前举行了一个公开听证会
4  The bill is debated on the floor of the House in which it was introduced.  4  法案在其被提起的众议院的议会场所被辩论
5  The legislators vote for or against the legislative proposal. 5  立法者投票赞成或反对该立法提案。
6  Once the bill passes in both Houses, it is sent to the President to be signed into law. 6  一旦法案在两院均获得通过,它会被送至总统签署成为法律

 

Day 297 / October 24 :

Trial 

297天 / 1024日 :

审讯

14  At trial, the witnesses testify under oath and under [on] penalty of perjury.  14  在审讯时,证人们经过宣誓作证,而且一旦作伪证将受到惩罚
15  Then the witnesses are cross-examined.   15  然后证人们被盘问【交叉询问】。
16  The lawyers make their closing arguments in an attempt to win over the jurors.  16  律师作结辩陈词,试图说服陪审团成员
17  The jurors meet and deliberate behind closed doors.   17  陪审团成员秘密地开会慎重讨论
18  They reach their verdict, which is for Plaintiff.  18  他们作出裁断,即支持原告。
19  Judgment is entered [is officially registered] for Plaintiff.  19  判决正式为原告登录入册
20  Plaintiff is awarded (monetary) damages, costs [administrative costs of the litigation], and attorney fees.  (Cont. at Day 317 / Nov. 13) 20  原告被判给(金钱)赔偿诉讼费律师费。(转下页 317天 / 11月13日)

 

Day 321 / November 17 :

Volcano

(Cont. from Day 237 / Aug. 25) 

第321天 / 1117日 :

火山

(接上页 第 237天 / 8月25日)

1  Bora Bora is an island formed by an active volcano in the Tahitian archipelago.    1  波拉波拉岛是由大溪地群岛的一座活火山形成的一个岛屿
2  Everyone on the island believed that the volcano was extinct, because it hadn't erupted in years. 2  岛上的每个人曾相信该火山是死的,因为它已经多年没喷发过了。
3  But then one day there was a rumbling sound coming from underground. 3  但后来有一天从地底传来一阵隆隆声
4  The village on the island was evacuated.   4  岛上的村庄被疏散
5  The villagers were moved [were relocated] to a nearby island out of the range of the volcano.  5  村民被迁移到火山范围以外的一个附近的岛屿。
6  Molten lava started shooting out of the cone of the volcano and left a crater in its place. 6  熔化的岩浆开始从火山喷射出来在其所在之处留下一个火山口
7  The lava flowed down the side of the mountain. 7  岩浆沿着边流下来

 

Day 359 / December 25 :

Ice Storm

(Cont. from Day 323 / Nov. 19) 

359 / 1225:

冰暴

(接上页 第323天 / 11月19日)

1  The meteorologist correctly predictsfor once! – that a cold front is moving in to [approaching] our region from the Midwest.  1  气象学家正确预测——难得有一次——有个冷锋正从中西部朝我们地区移动
2  A major ice storm is going to hit the greater metropolitan area. 2  一场大冰暴将会袭击大都会地区
3  It snows, but the snow partially melts, and turns into ice. 3  下雪部分融化结成冰
4  At night the temperature goes down, and the ice hardens. 4  夜晚气温下降冰变硬了。
5  The next morning the entire ground is glazed with ice. 5  第二天早上整个大地被冰覆盖成光面
6  Everything is coated with ice – the streets, the sidewalks, even the trees. 6  一切都被冰覆盖——街道、人行道、甚至树。
7  Whole branches break off and fall to the ground due to the weight of the ice. 7  整根树枝断裂由于冰的重量落到地上

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