2011年 11月 30日, 星期三 - 格林尼治标准时间10:34

Back to Nature 重返自然

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The neon lights of Tokyo.

For decades, rapidly growing Asian economies have encouraged young workers to leave the fields and flock to the cities.

But now many young Japanese are bucking the trend, abandoning the office and heading back to the fields.

Economic stagnation means millions can't find a permanent job.

New recruits are being welcomed by Japanese farmers, whose average age is more than 65.

中文文字稿

东京的霓虹灯。

过去几十年来,亚洲经济的飞速增长吸引了年轻人离开乡村,涌入城市。

不过现在许多日本年轻人一反潮流,放弃办公室,重返乡村。

经济萧条意味着成千上万的人没法确保固定的工作。

日本农场主非常欢迎这批新生力量, 因为农场工作人员的平均年龄已经超过65岁。

词汇

encouraged: 吸引了

flock to: 大量涌入

bucking the trend: 反潮流

heading back: 返回

stagnation: 停滞

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encouraged / flock to / bucking the trend / heading back / stagnation

1.
There is little public appetite across the world for building new nuclear reactors, a poll for the BBC indicates. In countries with nuclear programmes, people are significantly more opposed than they were in 2005, with only the UK and US ____________________.

2.
As life begins to return to normal in Libya, the first batch of Bangladeshi migrant workers are _______________ to work in the country.

3.
A campaign is under way to __________ people to cut down on wasting water.

4.
Because if everyone - governments, households and companies - simultaneously tries to save more, that effort will be self-defeating. The result will be economic ____________, or something rather worse.

5.
As night fell in Cairo, thousands more ____________ the symbolic square - the focal point of the protests which overthrew President Hosni Mubarak in February.

答案

1.
There is little public appetite across the world for building new nuclear reactors, a poll for the BBC indicates. In countries with nuclear programmes, people are significantly more opposed than they were in 2005, with only the UK and US bucking the trend.

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2.
As life begins to return to normal in Libya, the first batch of Bangladeshi migrant workers are heading back to work in the country.

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3.
A campaign is under way to encourage people to cut down on wasting water.

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4.
Because if everyone - governments, households and companies - simultaneously tries to save more, that effort will be self-defeating. The result will be economic stagnation, or something rather worse.

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5.
As night fell in Cairo, thousands more flocked to the symbolic square - the focal point of the protests which overthrew President Hosni Mubarak in February.

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