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变废为宝需要技能

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燕山大学 刘立军 编写


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Anything and everything is being recycled at the Canberra Environment Center, and in the war on waste, these soldiers are on the front lines, repairing anything from clothing to bikes to doorbells.

So they don’t end up in the trash. There’s so much stuff that goes to landfill totally unnecessarily. We’re constantly buying new things, again, a bit unnecessarily.

Using skills from his day job, Tate Leaney spent about an hour fixing the set of headphones. 

Anything that we can repair is one less thing that we’ve thrown out, especially when a lot of the problems are very simple.

And after a visit to the repair cafe, this once broken doorbell alerts Pearl when someone’s at the front door.

I would have probably thrown this away if I couldn’t have got it fixed.

And it’s not just about reducing waste, it’s also about gaining skills.

My mother was a child of the depression in World War II, so she had all those skills that people used to have, but we’re losing them and I think it’s really important for those of us who still have those skills to pass them on.

We focus on clothing and textile fee, mainly because that funny thing I really know how to repay, proving that one man’s trash can be another’s treasure.

Julie Taboh VOA News.

Adapted from http://www.kekenet.com/broadcast/201812/572081.shtml


VOCABULARY

1. end up v. to find yourself in a place or situation that you did not intend or expect to be in 最终成为;最后处于。例如:If you go on like this you'll end up in prison. 如果你继续这样,早晚得进监狱。

(+ -ing 短语) 例如:I ended up doing all the work myself. 结果所有的活儿都是我一个人干了。

(+ 形容词) 例如:If he carries on driving like that, he'll end up dead. 如果他继续这样开车,总有一天会把命都丢掉。


2. stuff n. (informal, sometimes disapproving) used to refer to a substance, material, group of objects, etc. when you do not know the name, when the name is not important or when it is obvious what you are talking about (事物名称不详、无关紧要或所指事物明显时用)东西,物品,玩意儿。例如:

(disapproving) I don't know how you can eat that stuff! 我不明白你怎么能吃那种东西

They sell stationery and stuff (like that). 他们出售文具之类的东西。

Where's all my stuff (= my possessions)? 我那些东西都哪儿去了?

(disapproving) Could you move all that stuff off the table? 请你把桌上那些玩意儿全都拿走好不好?


3. landfill n. (可数名词, 不可数名词) an area of land where large amounts of waste material are buried under the earth 废物填埋地(或场)。例如:

The map shows the position of the new landfills. 这张地图上标有新的废物填埋场的位置。

a landfill site废物填埋场地


QUESTIONS

Read the passage. Then listen to the news and fill in the blanks with the information (words, phrases or sentences) you hear.

Anything and everything is being recycled at the Canberra Environment Center, and in the war on waste, these soldiers are on the front lines, repairing anything from (Q1) ______________ to bikes to doorbells. So they don’t (Q2) ________________ in the trash. There’s so much stuff that goes to landfill totally (Q3) _________________________. We’re constantly buying new things, again, a bit unnecessarily.

Using skills from his day job, Tate Leaney spent about an hour fixing the set of (Q4) ____________. 

Anything that we can repair is one less thing that we’ve thrown out, especially when a lot of the (Q5) __________________________ are very simple.

And after a visit to the repair cafe, this once broken doorbell alerts Pearl when someone’s at the front door.

I would have probably thrown this away if I couldn’t (Q6) _________________________.

And it’s not just about (Q7) ___________________, it’s also about (Q8) _____________________.

My mother was a child of the (Q9) ___________________ in World War II, so she had all those skills that people (Q10) ________________ have, but we’re losing them and I think it’s really important for those of us who still have those skills to (Q11) _________ them ____________.

We focus on (Q12) ___________________ fee, mainly because that funny thing I really know how to (Q13) _____________, proving that one man’s (Q14) _________ can be another’s (Q15) _______.

Julie Taboh VOA News.


KEY 

Read the passage. Then listen to the news and fill in the blanks with the information (words, phrases or sentences) you hear.

Anything and everything is being recycled at the Canberra Environment Center, and in the war on waste, these soldiers are on the front lines, repairing anything from (Q1) clothing to bikes to doorbells. So they don’t (Q2) end up in the trash. There’s so much stuff that goes to landfill totally (Q3) unnecessarily. We’re constantly buying new things, again, a bit unnecessarily.

Using skills from his day job, Tate Leaney spent about an hour fixing the set of (Q4) headphones

Anything that we can repair is one less thing that we’ve thrown out, especially when a lot of the (Q5) problems are very simple.

And after a visit to the repair cafe, this once broken doorbell alerts Pearl when someone’s at the front door.

I would have probably thrown this away if I couldn’t (Q6) have got it fixed.

And it’s not just about (Q7) reducing waste, it’s also about (Q8) gaining skills.

My mother was a child of the (Q9) depression in World War II, so she had all those skills that people (Q10) used to have, but we’re losing them and I think it’s really important for those of us who still have those skills to (Q11) pass them on.

We focus on (Q12) clothing and textile fee, mainly because that funny thing I really know how to (Q13) repay, proving that one man’s (Q14) trash can be another’s (Q15) treasure.

Julie Taboh VOA News.

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