双语阅读 | 姐姐们的“乘风破浪”之旅

姐姐们的“乘风破浪”之旅30 Chinese female stars over 30 are making waves in China.邓晶 供稿Idol survival shows are flourishing in China, as the public enjoys “producing” an idol group by choosing members from a pool of trainees. A recent girl group knockout reality show swaps teens and twenty-somethings for a cast of mid-career female celebrities who are all over the age of 30, with the eldest contestant aged 52.偶像选秀节目在中国掀起热潮,大众热衷于选拔成员、“养成”偶像团体。最近,一个淘汰制女团真人秀却将出演者从十几二十几的练习生换成了30岁以上的“中生代”女明星,其中年龄最大的选手已经52岁。Chengfengpolang De Jiejie, or “Sisters Riding the Winds and Breaking the Waves” in English, is produced by Mango TV, a streaming site backed by Hunan Satellite TV. The contestants, namely “sisters”, are all established and familiar names from different backgrounds. Within three-months training, they will sharpen their vocal and dance prowess and battle it out to secure a spot in a five-member female group.《乘风破浪的姐姐》由湖南卫视旗下的流媒体网站芒果TV制作。参赛者,也就是“姐姐们”背景各异,但都具有一定的知名度。在为期三个月的训练中,她们将提高声乐和舞蹈能力,并为在五人女团中获取一席之地而战。The heated discussion online mainly centers around aging and ageism. In the notoriously ageist entertainment industry, female celebrities often confront the stigma that comes with age and suffer from the lack of job opportunities as they get older. The reality show instead offers the band of entertainment industry "has-beens" a stage where they can step back into the spotlight and “transcend time and reinvent themselves” as the show's manifesto-like preamble says.网上围绕年龄变老和年龄歧视展开了热烈讨论。在充斥着年龄歧视的娱乐产业中,女艺人常常要面对因年龄增长而带来的困境,工作机会也逐渐减少。相反,这个真人秀节目为娱乐圈的“过气”明星们提供了一个舞台,让她们可以回到聚光灯下,正像节目宣言所说的那样“超越时间,重塑自我”。While the reality show is widely applauded as a riposte to the society's rampant youth-obsessed pop culture, some viewers complain their aging anxiety has gotten worse after watching the show. It disturbs some viewers when the “sisters” in their 30s, 40s, and even 50s are still commended by some audience members and media for looking young as in their 20s. "My heart quivered as I heard 50-year-old Christy Chung say she still feels as young as 20 physically and would always be 18 at heart," reads a Weibo post by Tang Shuang, a senior fashion editor of Vogue China. She argues that "the show actually points out the predicament faced by women — a woman's actual age is neither acceptable for the public nor for herself."虽然该真人秀作为对当今社会盛行的青春流行文化的一种反击而广受好评,,但也有观众抱怨,在观看节目后,他们的年龄焦虑变得更加严重。因为一些观众和媒体称赞30+、40+甚至50+的“姐姐们”看起来和20多岁一样年轻,这让他们感到反感。《Vogue》中国版的高级时装编辑唐霜在微博上发文称,“看到乘风破浪的姐姐里50+的钟丽缇说自己状态永远22岁,心理永远18岁时,我心里真的发颤”。她认为这个节目“实际上更强化了女性的困境:真实的年龄状态是不被接受的。不被大众接受,也不被女性自己所接受。”To what degree the “sisters” will challenge discriminatory attitudes regarding age and gender remains to be seen. Whether Sisters Riding the Winds and Breaking the Waves can give rise to a continuing conversation over gender stereotypes and help spark real changes, but it’s certainly off to an interesting start.“姐姐们”将在多大程度上挑战社会对女性年龄和性别的歧视还有待观察。然而,不管能否引发针对性别成见的持续性讨论,能否带来真正的改变,《乘风破浪的姐姐》无疑是一个有趣的开始。VOCABULARYknockout n. 淘汰赛prowess n. 技艺riposte n. 还击rampant adj. 泛滥的

双语阅读 | 极简衣橱挑战

Have you ever pulled open the doors of your wardrobe, only to find yourself groaning loudly that you have nothing to wear? At this point it can be tempting to rush out and buy something new, fun, and affordable. But this kind of quick-fix buying probably leads to the “nothing to wear” dilemma in the first place. It is time to bring the minimalism into your wardrobe.你是否曾有过打开衣柜,却发现自己没有衣服可穿而只能大声抱怨的经历?这时也许你会急着冲出家门,去购入一些设计有趣、价格实惠的新衣服。但这种应急式的购买方式很可能会让你再次陷入“无衣可穿”的困境。那么,是时候用极简主义来打造衣橱了。One closet-reducing program is the capsule wardrobe. Though usually thought to be some contemporary notion, the term was originally coined by British fashion icon Susie Faux in the 1970s. A capsule wardrobe consists of the most essential clothing items, which serve as the building blocks of the closet. You can create entire looks with just the capsule wardrobe, and you can also layer capsule pieces with seasonal pieces and trendy, fast-fashion items.“胶囊衣橱计划”是精简衣橱的方法之一。虽然经常被视为当代的时髦概念,但该词最初是在上世纪70年代由英国时尚偶像苏茜·法克斯(Susie Faux)创造的。胶囊衣橱包含的是最经典的必备款衣服,以此作为整个衣橱的基础。你可以用胶囊衣橱负责全身行头,也可以将其与其他季节性的快时尚潮流单品搭配。Another minimalist fashion challenge is a popular movement “Project 333”. In “Project 333", fashion blogger Courtney Carver encourages people to create a wardrobe of thirty-three items every three months. It has inspired thousands of people since then to minimalize their wardrobe – and other parts of their life as well. YouTube fashion blogger Daria Andronescu also takes newbie by the digital hand and helps them on their way to sustainable style. Her “Wonder Wardrobe” YouTube channel boasts more than 40k subscribers, who are treated with regular tips, news and fashion finds.另一个极简主义时尚挑战是备受欢迎的“ 333计划”。在“ 333计划”中,时尚博主考特尼·卡弗(Courtney Carver)鼓励人们每三个月打造一个由33件单品组成的衣橱。这一时尚运动鼓舞了数千人去简化自己的衣橱以及生活的其他方面。油管时尚博主达里亚·安德罗涅斯库(Daria Andronescu)通过网络手段帮助时尚新手们形成 “可持续性”的穿衣法则。她的油管频道“美妙衣橱”(“Wonder Wardrobe”)订阅数超过4万,这些订阅者会定期收到她的穿搭建议、业内新闻和时尚新发现。The “minimalist wardrobe” concept represents a shift in thinking about how we wear clothes, which could inspire important changes in our consumption habits. Since the capsule collection is meant to be worn over and over, the idea is that we will invest in fewer, high-quality, well-made pieces. It is not only far better for the pocketbook, but also better for the environment in the long term. Join the minimalist wardrobe challenge now!“极简衣橱”的理念代表着我们对如何穿衣的想法发生了变化,由此我们的消费习惯也可能随之发生重大变化。由于胶囊衣橱里的衣服是会反复穿着,因此我们会购买数量较少,但是品质优良、做工精致的单品。这不仅对钱包友好,从长远来看也将有利于保护环境。快来接受极简衣橱的挑战吧!VOCABULARYtempting adj. 诱人的capsule n. 胶囊newbie n. 新手pocketbook n. 钱包

带练习 | 科学美国人60秒:昆虫的声音会随温度而变化

科学美国人60秒:昆虫的声音会随温度而变化燕山大学 刘立军 供稿TRANSCRIPTThis is Scientific American - 60-Second Science, I'm Shahla Farzan.Insects can be noisy. But most of the sounds they produce, we can't hear. Take tiny insects called treehoppers. They communicate through vibrations. When a male treehopper is hunting for a mate, he vibrates his body to produce a special love song."They sound like oooo-boo-boo-boop."Kasey Fowler-Finn is an assistant professor of biology at Saint Louis University. She says if a female treehopper is interested, she'll vibrate back to the male. Basically, her way of saying, "Hey, there."Fowler-Finn wondered if treehopper mating songs might change at different temperatures, which could affect whether the species survives as the climate changes. So she and graduate student Dowen Jocson built custom incubators, using plywood and Ikea shelves - plus, a special laser that helps them listen to treehoppers."The laser receives information about these tiny vibrations on the plant stem, which we then amplify and process into sounds that we can hear."Turns out, the treehoppers do sound different when the temperature changes. Here's a male singing at 65 degrees.(CLIP: Insect sound)And another at 97 degrees.(CLIP: Second insect sound)But that's not all. The team recorded these songs and played them for females to see if they still found them attractive."So essentially, we're having a conversation with the insect, because we can play back a bunch of different signals to females and ask her how much she likes each one."As male treehopper love songs changed across temperatures, females still recognized them - saying, "Yep, I'm interested in mating with you." Jocson says that was exciting."I think when we saw that, we were just like, 'Wow, this is awesome.'"The study appeared in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology.She says this is just one piece of the puzzle. But it gives her some hope that treehoppers and other similar insect species will keep things steamy - even as the climate warms.For Scientific American - 60-Second Science. I'm Shahla Farzan.VOCABULARY1. treehopper n. 角蝉2. vibrate v. to move or make sth. move from side to side very quickly and with small movements (使)振动,颤动,摆动。例如:Every time a train went past the walls vibrated. 每当火车驶过,这些墙都会震动。3. incubator n. a machine like a box where eggs are kept warm until the young birds are born 孵化器4. plywood n. board made by sticking thin layers of wood on top of each other 胶合板;压合板;夹心板。例如:plywood furniture胶合板家具5. amplify v. to increase sth. in strength, especially sound 放大,增强(声音等)。例如:to amplify a guitar / an electric current / a signal放大吉他声音 / 电流 / 信号QUESTIONSRead the passage. Then listen to the news and fill in the blanks with the information (words, phrases or sentences) you hear.This is Scientific American - 60-Second Science, I'm Shahla Farzan.Insects can be noisy. But most of the (Q1) ____________ they produce, we can't hear. Take tiny insects called treehoppers. They communicate through (Q2) ______________. When a male treehopper is hunting for a mate, he vibrates his body to produce (Q3) ___________________."They sound like oooo-boo-boo-boop."Kasey Fowler-Finn is an assistant professor of biology at Saint Louis University. She says if a female treehopper is interested, she'll vibrate back to the male. Basically, her way of saying, "Hey, there."Fowler-Finn wondered if treehopper mating songs might change at different (Q4) ______________, which could affect whether the species survives as the climate changes. So she and graduate student Dowen Jocson built custom incubators, using plywood and Ikea shelves - plus, a special (Q5) _____ that helps them listen to treehoppers."The laser receives information about these tiny vibrations on the plant stem, which we then (Q6) ___________ and process into sounds that we can hear."Turns out, the treehoppers do sound different when the temperature changes. Here's a male singing at 65 degrees.(CLIP: Insect sound)And another at 97 degrees.(CLIP: Second insect sound)But that's not all. The team (Q7) _________________ these songs and played them for females to see if they still found them attractive."So essentially, we're having a (Q8) ______________________ with the insect, because we can play back a bunch of different signals to females and ask her how much she likes each one."As male treehopper love songs changed across temperatures, females still recognized them - saying, "Yep, I'm interested in mating with you." Jocson says that wasexciting."I think when we saw that, we were just like, 'Wow, this is awesome.'"The study appeared in the Journal of (Q9) __________________________.She says this is just one piece of the (Q10) ___________________. But it gives her some hope that treehoppers and other similar insect species will keep things steamy - even as the climate warms.For Scientific American - 60-Second Science. I'm Shahla Farzan.KEYRead the passage. Then listen to the news and fill in the blanks with the information (words, phrases or sentences) you hear.This is Scientific American - 60-Second Science, I'm Shahla Farzan.Insects can be noisy. But most of the (Q1) sounds they produce, we can't hear. Take tiny insects called treehoppers. They communicate through (Q2) vibrations. When a male treehopper is hunting for a mate, he vibrates his body to produce (Q3) a special love song."They sound like oooo-boo-boo-boop."Kasey Fowler-Finn is an assistant professor of biology at Saint Louis University. She says if a female treehopper is interested, she'll vibrate back to the male. Basically, her way of saying, "Hey, there."Fowler-Finn wondered if treehopper mating songs might change at different (Q4) temperatures, which could affect whether the species survives as the climate changes. So she and graduate student Dowen Jocson built custom incubators, using plywood and Ikea shelves - plus, a special (Q5) laser that helps them listen to treehoppers."The laser receives information about these tiny vibrations on the plant stem, which we then (Q6) amplify and process into sounds that we can hear."Turns out, the treehoppers do sound different when the temperature changes. Here's a male singing at 65 degrees.(CLIP: Insect sound)And another at 97 degrees.(CLIP: Second insect sound)But that's not all. The team (Q7) recorded these songs and played them for females to see if they still found them attractive."So essentially, we're having a (Q8) conversation with the insect, because we can play back a bunch of different signals to females and ask her how much she likes each one."As male treehopper love songs changed across temperatures, females still recognized them - saying, "Yep, I'm interested in mating with you." Jocson says that was exciting."I think when we saw that, we were just like, 'Wow, this is awesome.'"The study appeared in the Journal of (Q9) Evolutionary Biology.She says this is just one piece of the (Q10)puzzle. But it gives her some hope that treehoppers and other similar insect species will keep things steamy - even as the climate warms.For Scientific American - 60-Second Science. I'm Shahla Farzan.

练习 | VOA慢速:没有学生,美国小型大学城为未来感到担忧

VOA慢速:没有学生,美国小型大学城为未来感到担忧燕山大学 刘立军 供稿TRANSCRIPTMany colleges and universities in the United States are in small towns around America. When the coronavirus struck in March, students went home, leaving the towns empty.So, what will happen to those communities in the near future? The New York town of Ithaca is about to find out.In Ithaca, most of the 24,000 students at Cornell University and 6,200 from Ithaca College have left. Now, locals who run businesses that depend on students' money are wondering if things will ever return to normal."It's going to be hard. I mean, normally we have about seven months that the colleges are here," said Gregar Brous. He runs several restaurants in Ithaca. He has brought about 100 of his usual 330 employees back to work.Brous added that one of the biggest problems for small businesses is that there are "so many unknowns."Ithaca College says its students will return to the school in the autumn. But they will do so in October, several weeks later than usual. Cornell - one of America's so-called Ivy League Schools - says it plans to bring students back this fall. But they also will arrive weeks later than usual.Many people expect that even if students do return, they will mostly stay on campus and not go out to restaurants and bars.Locals also worry that returning students will bring COVID-19 into their community.Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick said it is possible international travel restrictions could affect Cornell, since almost 25 percent of the university's students are from other countries."If people don't feel comfortable sending their children across the country or across the world back to our campuses, then we'll start to shed jobs," Myrick said.Cornell students spend an estimated $225 million each year in Ithaca. There are many stores and restaurants on the Ithaca Commons, a shopping area near the campus.Before coronavirus, "it was so easy to get a job. You couldn't avoid it, they were everywhere," said Matt Stupak. He was a cook, but lost his job when restaurants closed.Ithaca is still doing well compared to other places in the U.S. The area's April unemployment rate increased to 10 percent, but that is lower than other parts of New York. Cornell University is the area's largest employer, with 10,000 workers. So far, it has not had any job cuts. The university also gave $100,000 to help local businesses.But in many college towns, the local economy collapsed when the students went home."Our entire economy left," said Gabrielle Gould. She is executive director of the Amherst Business Improvement District.Amherst, a college town in Massachusetts, had to deal with the sudden loss of 35,000 students from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and four other colleges in the area. By May, Amherst had a 32.6 percent unemployment rate, a study by the Pioneer Institute in Massachusetts found.Even if schools permit students to come back in the fall, no one knows how many will actually choose to return. Some students - and their parents - may not want to pay the high cost of tuition for a less social college experience."How worried am I for Ithaca if the future of higher education changes?" Myrick said. "I am worried. I am extremely worried."I'm Pete Musto.VOCABULARY1. Ithaca: 伊萨卡,或译绮色佳,是位于美国纽约州中部的城市,纽约州汤普金斯县首府,毗邻五指湖区之一卡尤加湖畔。是康乃尔大学所在地。2. collapse: v. 崩溃QUESTIONSRead the statements. Then listen to the news and decide whether the statements are true (T) or false (F).1. All colleges and universities in the United States are in small towns around America.2. In Ithaca, most of the 24,000 students at Cornell University and 6,200 from Ithaca College have left due to the coronavirus.3. Now, Ithaca locals who run businesses that depend on students' money are wondering if things will ever return to normal.4. Gregar Brous runs several bars in Ithaca.5. Brous argued that one of the biggest problems for small businesses is that there are "so many unknowns."6. Ithaca College students will return to the school in October, several days later than usual.7. Many people expect that even if students do return, they will mostly stay off campus.8. Locals in Ithaca also worry that returning students will bring COVID-19 into their community.9. Almost 25 percent of the university's students are from other countries.10. Cornell students spend an estimated $225 million each year in Ithaca.11. There are many stores and restaurants on the Ithaca Commons.12. Ithaca Commons is a sports center near the campus.13. Cornell University is the area's largest employer, with 10,000 workers. So far, it has not had any job cuts.14. Cornell University gave $100,000 to help international students.15. Some students and their parents may not want to pay the high cost of tuition for a less social college experience.KEYRead the statements. Then listen to the news and decide whether the statements are true (T) or false (F).(F) 1. All colleges and universities in the United States are in small towns around America.(正确表达)Many colleges and universities in the United States are in small towns around America.(T) 2. In Ithaca, most of the 24,000 students at Cornell University and 6,200 from Ithaca College have left due to the coronavirus.(T) 3. Now, Ithaca locals who run businesses that depend on students' money are wondering if things will ever return to normal.(F) 4. Gregar Brous runs several bars in Ithaca. (正确表达) Gregar Brous runs several restaurants in Ithaca.(T) 5. Brous argued that one of the biggest problems for small businesses is that there are "so many unknowns."(F) 6. Ithaca College students will return to the school in October, several days later than usual.(正确表达)Ithaca College students will return to the school in October, several weeks later than usual.(F) 7. Many people expect that even if students do return, they will mostly stay off campus.(正确表达)Many people expect that even if students do return, they will mostly stay on campus.(T) 8. Locals in Ithaca also worry that returning students will bring COVID-19 into their community.(T) 9. Almost 25 percent of the university's students are from other countries.(T) 10. Cornell students spend an estimated $225 million each year in Ithaca.(T) 11. There are many stores and restaurants on the Ithaca Commons.(F) 12. Ithaca Commons is a sports center near the campus. (正确表达)Ithaca Commons is a shopping area near the campus.(T) 13. Cornell University is the area's largest employer, with 10,000 workers. So far, it has not had any job cuts.(F) 14. Cornell University gave $100,000 to help international students. (正确表达)Cornell University gave $100,000 to help local businesses.(T) 15. Some students and their parents may not want to pay the high cost of tuition for a less social college experience.

练习 | BBC新闻:全球50多万人死于新冠肺炎

BBC新闻:全球50多万人死于新冠肺炎燕山大学 刘立军 供稿TRANSCRIPTHello, I'm Tom Watts with the BBC News. More than half a million people worldwide have now lost their lives as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. By far, the worst affected country is the United States, with more than 125,000 deaths. Nicolas Rusher has more details. The figures are grim. Besides the record number of deaths, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 earlier reached a new milestone of 10 million. But there are significant regional differences. While most European countries believe they have the situation under control, in the Americas the virus is spreading like wildfire. In Brazil, the worst affected country after the US, more than 57,000 people have died. And while the number of deaths in Russia and India is relatively low, the number of confirmed cases is dangerously high, racing the prospect of more deaths in the future.VOCABULARY1. grim adj. unpleasant and depressing 令人不快的;令人沮丧的。例如:grim news令人沮丧的消息2. milestone n. a very important stage or eventin the development of sth. 重要事件;重要阶段;转折点;里程碑QUESTIONSRead the statements. Then listen to the news and decide whether the statements are true (T) or false (F).1. Less than half a million people worldwide have now lost their lives because of the coronavirus pandemic.2. By far, the worst affected country is the United States, with more than 125,000 deaths.3. Besides the record number of deaths, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 earlier reached 11 million.4. Most European countries believe they have the situation under control.5. In America, the virus is spreading like wildfire.6. Brazil is the worst affected country after the US, more than 57,000 people have died.7. The number of deaths in Russia and Iran is relatively low, however, the number of confirmed cases is dangerously high, racing the prospect of more deaths in the future.KEYRead the statements. Then listen to the news and decide whether the statements are true (T) or false (F).(F) 1. Less than half a million people worldwide have now lost their lives because of the coronavirus pandemic. (正确表达) More than half a million people worldwide have now lost their lives because of the coronavirus pandemic.(T) 2. By far, the worst affected country is the United States, with more than 125,000 deaths.(F) 3. Besides the record number of deaths, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 earlier reached 11 million. (正确表达)Besides the record number of deaths, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 earlier reached 10 million.(T) 4. Most European countries believe they have the situation under control.(F) 5. In America, the virus is spreading like wildfire. (正确表达)In the Americas, the virus is spreading like wildfire.(T) 6. Brazil is the worst affected country after the US, more than 57,000 people have died.(F) 7. The number of deaths in Russia and Iran is relatively low, however, the number of confirmed cases is dangerously high, racing the prospect of more deaths in the future. (正确表达) The number of deaths in Russia and India is relatively low, however, the number of confirmed cases is dangerously high, racing the prospect of more deaths in the future.

练习|VOA常速:世卫组织认为新冠肺炎情况会变得越来越糟

VOA常速:世卫组织认为新冠肺炎情况会变得越来越糟燕山大学 刘立军 供稿TRANSCRIPTAs coronavirus infectionssurpassed13 million globally, with more than half a million deaths, the World Health Organization is sounding a new alarm.“Let me beblunt, too many countries are headed in the wrong direction.”The head of the world body insist,“withoutmandatingbasic outbreak control methods, such as physical distancing, wearing masks or staying home, and sick. There's only one way for this pandemic to go.It's going to get worse and worse.”His remarks come as WHO reported yet another worldwide record of more than 230,000 new cases in 24 hours on Sunday.10 countries accounted for 80% of that total. More than half of the new confirmed cases came from the United States and Brazil.“Countries are losing gains meant, as proven measures to reduce risk are not implemented or followed. We are seeing this across the Americas, South Asia and several countries in Africa.”South Africa accounts for most of the confirmed cases in Africa, with nearly 300,000 cases, including more than 4000 deaths, according to the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Amid a surge in hospitalizations, South African president Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation Sunday. “We are now recording well over 12,000 new cases every day, that is the equivalent of 500 new infections every hour of the day.”He reinstated a series of measures, including banning liquor sales to minimize hospitalization, due to alcohol related injuries and ordering a nighttime curfew. The South African president also made it mandatory for all residents to wear face masks when in public.In the US, several states are rolling back reopening plans. In California, Governor Gavin Newsom ordered bars and indoor restaurant dining to shut down statewide, and also ordered churches, gyms and hair salons to close in the hardest hit counties.“We're continuing to see hospitalizations rise in the state, we're continuing to see a modest increase in ICUS and number of beds represented by ICU patients for the state of California and we continue to experience an increase in the rate of positivity here in the state of California.”A nail salon owner says, the new order will not only affect him but so many others.“If we don't make money to pay the rent, the landlord shop will shut too. So everybody has a problem, yeah. And also we don't have an income and then the family, our family has the problem too.”Something the WHO had touched on this week.“We need to reach a sustainable situation where we have adequate control of this virus without shutting down our lives entirely. Or lurching from lockdown to lockdown, which has a hugelydetrimentalimpact on societies.”And the measures put in place in country by country so far have had varying degrees of success or failure.Mary Ann Machado, VOA News, Washington.VOCABULARY1.surpassv. (formal) to do or be better than sb./sth.超过;胜过;优于。例如:He hopes one day tosurpass the world record.他希望有一天能刷新世界纪录。2.bluntadj.(of a person or remark人或说话) very direct; saying exactly what you think without trying to be polite直率的;直言的。例如:To be blunt, your work is appalling.坦率地说,你的活干得糟透了。3.mandatev. (especially North American English) to order sb. to behave, do sth. or vote in a particular way强制执行;委托办理。例如:The law mandates that imported goods be identified as such.法律规定进口货物必须如实标明。4.detrimentaladj.有害的;不利的。例如:The policy will be detrimental to the peace process.这项政策将不利于和平进程。QUESTIONSRead the statements. Then listen to the news and decide whether the statements are true (T) or false (F).1. Without mandating basic outbreak control methods, this pandemic is going to get worse and worse.2. More than half of the new confirmed cases came from the United States and India.3. South Africa accounts for most of the confirmed cases in Africa, with nearly 300,000 cases, including more than 4000 deaths.4. The South Korea president also made it mandatory for all residents to wear face masks when in public.5. In the US, several states are rolling back reopening plans.6. In California, Governor Gavin Newsom ordered bars and indoor restaurant dining to shut down statewide, and also ordered churches, gyms and hair salons to close in all counties.7. We need to reach a sustainable situation where we have adequate control of this virus without shutting down our lives entirely.KEYRead the statements. Then listen to the news and decide whether the statements are true (T) or false (F).(T)1. Without mandating basic outbreak control methods, this pandemic is going to get worse and worse.(F)2. More than half of the new confirmed cases came fromthe United States and India.(正确表达)More than half of the new confirmed cases came fromthe United States and Brazil.(T)3. South Africa accounts for most of the confirmed cases in Africa, with nearly 300,000 cases, including more than 4000 deaths.(F)4. TheSouth Koreapresident also made it mandatory for all residents to wear face masks when in public.(正确表达)TheSouth Africanpresident also made it mandatory for all residents to wear face masks when in public.(T)5. In the US, several states are rolling back reopening plans.(F)6. In California, Governor Gavin Newsom ordered bars and indoor restaurant dining to shut down statewide, and also ordered churches, gyms and hair salons to closein all counties.(正确表达)In California, Governor Gavin Newsom ordered bars and indoor restaurant dining to shut down statewide, and also ordered churches, gyms and hair salons to closein the hardest hit counties.(T)7. We need to reach a sustainable situation where we have adequate control of this virus without shutting down our lives entirely.

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