In the air 飄在空中

更新時間 2012年 8月 30日, 星期四 - 格林尼治標準時間13:29
Artists perform with umbrellas during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympics.

Artists perform with umbrellas during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympics. Photo: Getty/Dan Kitwood

今日小常識

The first Paralympic Games took place following World War II in 1948, when a sporting event for injured soldiers was organised at Stoke Mandeville hospital in Buckinghamshire, UK. Four years later, the 'Stoke Mandeville Games' - as it was then called - was repeated at the same site with 130 competitors, including veterans from the Netherlands. The first official Paralympic Games took place in 1960 alongside the summer Olympics in Rome, with 400 athletes from 23 different countries.

第一屆殘奧會在1948年二戰後舉行。當時在英國白金漢郡的Stoke Mandeville 醫院舉辦了一次受傷士兵的體育賽事。四年後,有著 Stoke Mandeville Games 之稱的運動會在同一地點舉行,當時130名參賽者中包括來自荷蘭的退伍軍人。 第一屆正式殘奧會是1960年與夏季奧運會同時在羅馬舉行,參加此次殘奧會的有來自23個國家的400名運動員 。

今日短語

當我們說 something is in the air 空氣中有什麼東西的時候,其實是想表達一件令人興奮的事情有可能即將發生。

例句

Spring is in the air - it's a time for change!

There's definitely something in the air - two of my friends have announced they are getting married.

There was a feeling in the air the athlete would win gold.

請注意

A breath of fresh air 意思是一陣清風,給人煥然一新的感覺。

Anna has lots of wonderful ideas and motivation - she's a breath of fresh air.

The new coat of paint in the lounge has given the room a breath of fresh air.

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