CNN英语 学英语,练听力,上听力课堂! 注册 登录
> CNN > CNN news > 2015年11月CNN新闻听力 >  内容

CNN News:追寻自由的火鸡

所属教程:2015年11月CNN新闻听力

浏览:

zhangcuihong

2015年11月27日

手机版
扫描二维码方便学习和分享
https://online2.tingclass.net/lesson/shi0529/0009/9629/20151127cnn.mp3
http://image.tingclass.net/statics/js/2012

Today, many families get together, give thanks, enjoy a day off work and gobble up some turkey.

今天呢,许多家庭团聚,感恩,然后享受一天的休闲时间并享用美食火鸡。

Every year at Thanksgiving, the president pardons one special turkey that gets to live out the rest of its life in peace. This ain`t it. It`s a crucial part of tradition, one that says Thanksgiving isn`t Thanksgiving without turkey! And maybe a nap.

每年感恩节,总统就会赦免一只火鸡,让它安稳的度过余生。重点不在这里,重点是这是一个重要的传统,有人说,感恩节没有火鸡就不是感恩节。可能感恩节只是睡觉罢了。

Tryptophan, an essential amino acid in turkey that functions as a precursor to serotonin, a substance that helps regulate sleep.

色氨酸,是火鸡体内一种必要的氨基酸,其功能是作为血清素的前体,可帮助调节睡眠。

\

And if your feasting leads to sleeping, you might dream of smoked turkey, stuffed turkey, roasted turkey, fried turkey, turkey sandwiches, turkey dogs, turkey legs, turkey bacon, turkey jerky. It doesn`t matter as long as it`s on the table and you`re not a vegetarian.

如果美食你睡着了,你可能会梦到烟熏火鸡、料塞火鸡、烤火鸡、油炸火鸡、火鸡三明治、火鸡热狗、火鸡培根、火鸡腿、火鸡嫩干。没关系的,这些菜都会在桌子上,而你只要不是一个素食主义者就可以了。

But get this: there`s actually no proof that turkeys were part of the first Thanksgiving harvest feast back in 1621.

但是,还没有证据证明在1621年第一次感恩节丰收宴会受,有火鸡。

What was on the table? Probably venison or goose; they were more readily available.

那么当时餐桌上都有什么呢?可能是鹿肉或者鹅肉吧,那时这些肉更容易取材。

That wouldn`t have mattered much to folks like Ben Franklin. The Founding Father was a huge fan of turkeys. He once went so far as to call the bald eagle, our national symbol, "a bird of bad moral character," adding that the turkey was "more respectable."

这些可能与本·富兰克林没有太大的关心。但是富兰克林酷爱火鸡。他曾经甚至叫秃鹰,我们国家的象征,“品质恶劣,”并补充说火鸡是“更值得尊敬的”。

We couldn`t reach any eagles for comment, and the turkeys we had were cooked.

我们不做过多的评论,但是,现在我们见到的火鸡是用来烹饪的。

But there`s no denying a connection between turkeys and freedom. Take for example this brash birdbrain, who exercised his freedom to stop traffic without giving up his freedom to run away. These audacious adventurers were seeking freedom on the railways, hoping to catch the first train out of Jersey before Thanksgiving. And this costumed creature is free to roam about a house as a pet without having to worry about the oven.

但这并没有否认火鸡和自由之间的关系。看这个傲慢的小笨蛋,即使造成交通阻塞也不会放弃自由要逃走。这些大胆的冒险家在铁路上追寻自己的自由,希望在感恩节之前搭上第一班火车逃离泽西。这是盛装的动物是一只宠物自由的房子里慢走,不用担心进入烤箱的命运。

He`s like a little dog with wings.

他就像一只长了翅膀的狗狗。

Not to mention strong, birdlike features.

不要提一些明显的鸟的特征。

But besides the oven, what`s a turkey`s biggest fear?

但是除了烤箱,火鸡最惧怕的是什么呢?

The turkey eating competition, where gorgers guiltlessly gobble all the turkey they can. It`s definitely not for the birds. They`ll all tell you it`s a fowl idea.

吃火鸡比赛,是参赛人员尽量吃掉所有的火鸡。这当然不是为火鸡举办的比赛。但是这绝对是参加这个比赛绝对是一个愚蠢的想法。

Today, many families get together, give thanks, enjoy a day off work and gobble up some turkey.

Every year at Thanksgiving, the president pardons one special turkey that gets to live out the rest of its life in peace. This ain`t it. It`s a crucial part of tradition, one that says Thanksgiving isn`t Thanksgiving without turkey! And maybe a nap.

Tryptophan, an essential amino acid in turkey that functions as a precursor to serotonin, a substance that helps regulate sleep.

And if your feasting leads to sleeping, you might dream of smoked turkey, stuffed turkey, roasted turkey, fried turkey, turkey sandwiches, turkey dogs, turkey legs, turkey bacon, turkey jerky. It doesn`t matter as long as it`s on the table and you`re not a vegetarian.

But get this: there`s actually no proof that turkeys were part of the first Thanksgiving harvest feast back in 1621.

What was on the table? Probably venison or goose; they were more readily available.

That wouldn`t have mattered much to folks like Ben Franklin. The Founding Father was a huge fan of turkeys. He once went so far as to call the bald eagle, our national symbol, "a bird of bad moral character," adding that the turkey was "more respectable."

We couldn`t reach any eagles for comment, and the turkeys we had were cooked.

But there`s no denying a connection between turkeys and freedom. Take for example this brash birdbrain, who exercised his freedom to stop traffic without giving up his freedom to run away. These audacious adventurers were seeking freedom on the railways, hoping to catch the first train out of Jersey before Thanksgiving. And this costumed creature is free to roam about a house as a pet without having to worry about the oven.

He`s like a little dog with wings.

Not to mention strong, birdlike features.

But besides the oven, what`s a turkey`s biggest fear?

Behold: The turkey eating competition, where gorgers guiltlessly gobble all the turkey they can. It`s definitely not for the birds. They`ll all tell you it`s a fowl idea.

内容来自 听力课堂网:/show-9629-341213-1.html
用手机学英语,请加听力课堂微信公众号:tingclass123
用户搜索

疯狂英语 英语语法 新概念英语 走遍美国 四级听力 英语音标 英语入门 发音 美语 四级 新东方 七年级 赖世雄 zero是什么意思

  • 频道推荐
  • |
  • 全站推荐
  • 广播听力
  • |
  • 推荐下载
  • 网站推荐