7,004 Canadians were wounded in the battle that began here 100 years ago today. 3,598 Canadians died. This, from a population in 1917 of just eight million. Think of it for a moment…the enormity of the price they paid. These were, for the most part, young men in their late teens and early twenties. Not professional soldiers, but superbly trained after months of preparation. Yet for all that, they still required courage – to a degree that is hard to fathom. They werent impervious to fear, these men. They were human. Homesick, tired, footsore and cold. Yet still, they advanced. Through mud, under enemy fire. They advanced, fighting like lions, moving just behind a devastating Allied artillery barrage. And they did not stop. They did not stop until they had victory. There were strategic objectives. Vimy is high ground. It had been transformed into a fortress. But if you the accounts of the men who fought here, youll find they focused on other things. They wrote to loved ones. They thanked them for parcels and letters, they asked about brothers and sisters, and they wrote about their fellow soldiers – those whod fallen, those still fighting. Typical Canadians, they talked about the weather. ;The sun has been shining a couple of times this last week…; Reads a letter from William Henry Bell, dated April 7, 1917. ;The sun is a kind of a stranger here. Say, that cake you sent sure was fine.; William Bell died at Vimy on April 10, 1917. He was 20 years old. The burden they bore and the country they made…because this too is why were here, why we remember. For in their ultimate sacrifice, these ordinary, yet extraordinary, men of the British Dominion fought for the first time as the people of one country. Francophone, Anglophone. New Canadians. Indigenous Peoples. Side by side, united here at Vimy in the four divisions of the Canadian Corps. It is by their sacrifice that Canada became an independent signatory to the Treaty of Versailles. In that sense, Canada was born here. The sculpture of Canada Bereft is an emblem of a nations grief. Its an emblem of loving care and of the thousands of Canadian women who bravely answered the call, serving as nurses, or who provided critical support at home. But this monument is also symbolic of Canadas birth and our enduring commitment to peace. As I look over the faces gathered here – veterans, soldiers, caregivers – so many people. I cant help but feel that a torch is being passed. One hundred years later, we must say this together and we must believe it: never again. Friends and honoured guests, let us hold to the grace of William Henry Bell, to the grace of the ones who stood by their friends through unimaginable hardship, through death itself, and who, in that offering, stood by their country and made their country in its beginnings. They were Canadians, and they were valiant beyond measure. Honour them.201704/506659
Most people strive their entire lives to achieve great success in a single industry.大多数人奋斗一生，只能在某一产业取得巨大的成功。My father has succeeded in many on the highest level and on a global scale.而我父亲在很多产业中功成名就，而且他的成功山登绝顶，遍及五洲。One of the reasons he has thrived as an entrepreneur is because he listens to everyone.作为企业家，他成功的一个重要原因就是他善于倾听。Billionaire executives dont usually ask the people doing the work for their opinion of the work. My father is an exception.富翁总裁通常不会问及做工作的人对这个工作的意见。我父亲是个例外。On every one of his projects, youll see him talking to the super, the painter, the engineers, the electricians, hell ask them for their feedback, if they think something should be done differently, or could be done better.在他的每个专案中，你会看到他会和主管、油漆工、工程师、电工交谈，询问他们的回馈，了解是否他们认为事情可以另辟蹊径或精益求精。When Donald Trump is in charge, all that counts is ability, effort and excellence.当唐纳德·川普负责时，唯有能力、努力和卓越至关重要。This has long been the philosophy at the Trump Organization.这一直是川普集团的理念。At my fathers company, there are more female than male executives.在我家的公司中，女性高管多于男性。Women are paid equally for the work that we do and when a woman becomes a mother, she is supported, not shut out.女性与男性同工同酬，当她成为母亲，她会受到持，而不是被拒之门外。Women represent 46 percent of the total U.S. labor force, and 40 percent of American households have female primary bwinners.妇女占美国总劳动力的46%，女性在40%的美国家庭中是家里的顶梁柱。In 2014, women made 83 cents for every dollar earned by a man.2014年，男性每赚1美元，女性赚83美分。Single women without children earn 94 cents for each dollar earned by a man, whereas married mothers made only 77 cents.没有小孩的单身女性赚94美分，而已婚母亲只能赚77美分。As researchers have noted, gender is no longer the factor creating the greatest wage discrepancy in this country, motherhood is.正如研究人员注意到的，性别不再是产生最大工资差距的因素——母亲身份才是。As President, my father will change the labor laws that were put into place at a time when women were not a significant portion of the workforce.作为总统，我父亲将修订生效于女性还不是劳动力重要组成部分时期的劳动法。And he will focus on making quality childcare affordable and accessible for all.他将专注于让所有人都能负担得起并接触到优质的儿托务。201611/4801216. Be a good sport. 做个有风度的人。 用法透视 这个句子引申自"有运动家风度"。用来劝人要有雅量。 持范例 1. Be a good sport and help me with this problem. 做个有风度的人，来帮我解决这个问题。 2. Come on. Be a good sport. You just lost a race. 算了。做个有风度的人。你不过输了场比赛。 3. You've been a good sport to laugh at the trick we played on you. 你真是个有雅量的人，对我们的恶作剧一笑置之。 会话记忆 A: You are not being a good sport about this. 你在这件事上没有风度。 B: That's because you cheated. 那是因为你作弊。 A: I never cheat. 我从来不作弊。 B: Yes, you do. 有的，你有 /200705/13028中级英语口语闪电速成 /200703/11100
点击此处下载音频嗨！大家好！广播学口语又和你见面了！How are you going on these days？今天的句子比较有趣：Make it snappy 和Donrsquo;t kiss up to me.（音乐）先来看第一个句子：Make it snappy！snappy 这个词似乎有点陌生，在俚语里有活泼的 ，利落的之意。所以make it snappy就是一句催促语;快点！比如火车就要开了，你跑上了车，而你的朋友还在慢悠悠的走，你可以高喊一声：;Make it snappy！The train is going！Do you still want to get on？;（快点！火车就要开了！你还想上车吗？）这句话还可以换种说法;Look snappy！ 在一次参加朋友的婚礼的早上，Andy早已准备好了，可女友还在慢条斯理的梳妆打扮。眼看时间就要到了，冲着卧室大喊：;You have to make it snappy if you want to participate！There is no time left！What are you doing？;（想去的话就快点！没时间了！你在做什么？）真没办法！（音乐）好了，不和她怄气了。来看下面的句子：Donlsquo;t kiss up to me！kiss我想没有人不认识吧？那么kiss up是什么意思呢？你还记得以前国外电影中的片段吗？那些绅士们在见了漂亮的时, 总喜欢拉起她们的手轻吻一下。这有时候也是为了讨好人！所以这句话的意思就是别讨好我！有一次Andy想一个人和朋友出去，为了经得女友的同意，Andy绞尽脑汁,不料却被她识破了。;Are you kissing up to me？Talk turkey！What do you want me to do？;（ 你在讨好我吗？直说吧！想让我干什么？）真是太了解自己了！讨好女孩子，这似乎是男孩子的 特长。一次，另一个男人也来了这一套，没想到这次没等Andy动手, 女友瞪了他一眼，;Donrsquo;t kiss up to me！I know what you are up to！;（别想讨好我！我还不知道你那点心眼！）（音乐）好了，节目到这里也该结束了！再见！ /200605/7300VOA流行美语 30: play hooky; to snapMichael这个美国学生由于各方面的压力太大而情绪不太好。 今天他想去找李华一起出去放松放松。现在他正在敲李华的门。Michael会教李华两个常用语：to play hooky和to snap。 L：Michael，你在这儿干什么？你不是有课吗？ M：Yes, I'm supposed to be in class right now. But I didn't the assignment for class today, and I just didn't feel like going, so I decided to play hooky. L：你真够呛，没看今天上课的材料就不想去上课，还想在家玩什么游戏！什么是hooky呀？ M：No, to play hooky means to skip class. L：噢，原来to play hooky是指逃学，旷课。我还以为是玩什么游戏呢！Michael, 你要进来坐会儿吗？ M：Actually, I was going to the student center to hang out and have lunch. I was wondering if you would like to come with me. L：你要到学生中心那儿去看看，然后再吃午饭呀？我跟你一起去，我本来就要去吃午饭。不过，我只有一个小时的时间，下午我得去工作。 M：It seems like you have been working a lot lately. I have an idea! Why don't you call in to work and tell them you're sick! You can also play hooky from work. L：我最近工作是很忙。Michael，你的意思是让我打电话给工作的地方说我生病，这样就可以不去上班？这也可以说是to play hooky? M：Yes, you can play hooky from school or from work. L：你可真能出馊主意！自己逃学还不算，还要我装病不去工作。不行，我工作的地方星期一总是很忙的，而且上星期我真的生病，请了两天假。I don't want to play hooky from work. 我说得对不对，Michael？ M：Yes, very good. I guess you'd better go to work then. It's too bad I can't spend more time with you. Well, if you have only one hour for lunch, we'd better hurry. L：别着急，一个小时来得及。等我拿件大衣。 L：Michael, 你很幸运，没有象我那么多的压力。我得自己赚钱付学费，还要养活自己。你可以随便play hooky, 我可不行。 M：Hey, I may play hooky once in a while, but I usually study hard. Do you think I don't feel any pressure to get good grades? If I don't do well, I won't get a good job later on. L：哟，哪儿来那么大的火气呀！我知道你不是经常逃学，你学习很努力，争取得到好分数，将来找一份好工作。你不用发那么大的脾气嘛！ M：I'm sorry, Li Hua. I didn't mean to snap at you. It's just that right now I'm so stressed. That's part of the reason why I didn't go to class today. L：没关系，我知道你最近压力很大。你说 “I didn't mean to snap at you", 那是什么意思呀？是不是指你很生气地跟我说话？ M：Yeah, to snap, s-n-a-p. To snap at someone means to yell at someone or talk to them in an angry way. L：to snap at someone 就是对某人大声嚷嚷，或者很生气地和某人说话。Michael，你一般不对人那么讲话的。我想可能是你最近压力太大了。 M：Yeah, but that's no excuse for snapping at you. I know you didn't mean to make me angry. L：我是没有让你生气的意思。 没关系，每个人都有情绪不好的时候嘛！Michael， 我以前好象听到别人用过to snap at someone， 可不太清楚它的意思。有一次，一个小孩说他打破了什么东西。。。 M：His mother must have snapped at him when he broke something at home. L：对，他是说他妈妈骂他因为他打破了一个花瓶。可是，Michael，这里的snap是过去时，那该怎么拼呢？ M：Past tense for snap is s-n-a-p-p-e-d. I can say, "I snapped at you but I apologized." L：得了，不用道歉了。啊呀，不好了，时间到了，我得去上班了。See you later, Michael! M：Bye, Li Hua! 今天李华又从Michael那儿学到两个常用语，to play hooky就是逃学，或者装病不去上班；to snap就是对某人嚷嚷，很生气地对某人说话。这次lt;流行美语gt;播送完了，下次节目再见。 /200601/3101When I first agreed to do this, I would have thought if my knees were shaking at the podium. It was because I was nervous, not because I was freezing.Chancellor Wilson, President Killeen, faculty, distinguished guests, its an honor, a true honor to be back here at the University of Illinois.Class of 2016 – thats your cue. It is more fun if we do this together. Im here to congratulate you, but Im also here to thank you.For many of you, this is your first college graduation ceremony. Well, this is also my first college graduation ceremony.See, I didnt come to this event when I graduated in 1989. I had excuses. I had a new job. I was eager to get on with my life.I dont have many regrets, but, 27 years later, thats one of the decisions I do regret, because I didnt get to share this day with the people who loved me and who supported me.That might also explain why I have 15 members of my family in my cheer section here today. And why my 90-year-old father in Dubuque, Iowa is watching on the livestream right now. Hi, Dad! Love you!Thats a life lesson that took me a while to learn: its important to reflect and celebrate, and be grateful for those who bring learning and love into your life.In fact, how about we all show our appreciation for the people who helped you get here: your families, friends, mentors, and loved ones? So, graduates, please stand up, stand up, turn around and show your appreciation for those who helped get you here. You may also want to do a few arm movements.So, today, Id like to share three pivotal chapters from my life.The experiences themselves may not be universal, but the lessons of failure and resilience, of passion and purpose, of loss and renewal may be. And theyre united by an overarching belief, one that I hope I can convince you to share.The belief is this: there has to be a better way.The first chapter opens in Menominee, Illinois; population, 248. Anybody heard of it? No, not a chance. Downtown Menominee has a church, a firehouse, a four-room schoolhouse, and of course, a tavern.I grew up on a small dairy farm, the youngest of five. The farm was a great place to grow up, although it wasnt without its, ahem, character-building moments.A key feature of the farm, of the dairy farm is the cow yard. A key feature of the cow yard is, of course, cow manure. Lots and lots of it. When you add in spring rains, its a thick soup. And one particularly soggy day, when I was about 12 years old, my job was to walk out through the cow yard to open the pasture gate for our cows.Every step I took, I sank deeper, deeper and deeper, up to the top of my boots. Cow poop threatening to seep over the top. Not quite able to get them out. I yelled for help, but no one could hear me except the cows. And they didnt really seem interested.I started to panic a little, but then a remarkable calm came over me. It was very Zen. I saw my future: it was filled with cow manure.Dont get me wrong. Farming is a worthy and noble way of life, if youre passionate about it. In that moment, I knew I would need to find my purpose elsewhere.For me, that meant, there had to be a better way to find fulfillment and a different future, and that meant going to college. My parents believed in education, but they could only afford to pay for the first year of college. After that, it was up to me.At the time, I had an uncle and a much-older brother who were working in accounting jobs in ;the big city,; in Chicago. I thought their work with then-cutting-edge computer programs was impossibly cool, so I started lobbying my parents for a computer.201606/447901
点击此处下载音频大家好！广播学口语又和大家见面了。这里是Andy老师,献上最真挚的祝福。前些日子，我们学过了一些关于fly的俚语。不知道你是否掌握了，今天我们要学习的依然与它有关。（音乐）似乎英国人挺喜欢苍蝇的，不然为什么amp;;not hurt a flyamp;;呢？或许是英国人都很善良吧！在中国形容心地善良，有一句经典的话：见到蚂蚁都绕道走。不杀生，被列为善良的重要特点。难怪amp;;not hurt flyamp;;也有amp;;心地善良，温顺amp;;的意思。不仅可以看家，更是人类的好朋友。我家就有一只特别听话的小。Our dog may look fierce but he wonrsquo;t hurt a fly.（我们家的看起来很凶。但其实他很温顺）近来，一起杀人案引起了人们的观注。为什么嫌疑人会是一个老太太呢？We all know that she wonrsquo;t hurt a fly.(我们都知道她心地善良)然而好人就未必有好报。所有的嫌疑都指向了她，She is up a tree now. amp;;up a treeamp;;难道是她爬上了树吗？等音乐之后让我们再来揭开迷底。（音乐）曾经看过《狼》的寓言故事。最后凶恶的狼把人逼得爬上树，可见情况之危险。所以amp;;up a treeamp;;代指amp;;陷入困境amp;;。当经济危机席卷泰国时，Many companies were up a tree for lack of capital.(很多公司都因为资金短缺而陷入了因境。)如今Andy也正在愁呢？因为Andy又想和朋友们聚一聚了，只是可惜他手里没有钱呀。因为财政大权已经交给了妻子了。Irsquo;m really up a tree for I have no money in my pocket.(我身无分文)，可也应该庆幸，钱如果在Andy手里，肯定已经;颗粒无归;了。（音乐）时间过得真快。到了我们说再见的时间了。还是让我们再来复习一下我们学习的句子：(1)Our dog looks fierce but he wonrsquo;t hurt a fly.（我们家的看样子很凶，可是很温顺）(2)Many companies were up a tree for lack of capital.（很多公司因为资金短缺而陷入了因境）OK! See you next time!