• AUDIO BITES 4

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  • investments

    投资

    • Investment 投资
    • Investor 投资者
    • Reinvest 再投资
    • High risk 高风险
    • Low risk 低风险
    • Capital 资金, 资本
    • Stock market 股票市场
    • Shares 股份
    • Blue chip 蓝筹股
    • Property 财产
    • Fund 基金
    • Portfolio 投资组合
    • “He’s a high risk fund manager, so only the bravest investors put their trust in him”.
    • “Her portfolio consisted of various blue chip shares, artwork and property”.
    • “Nearing the age of retirement, he was very cautious with his finances; staying clear of risky strategies and only allocating a small portion of his capital to low risk investments”.
    • “He’s a long-term investor who assesses his portfolio once a year, reinvests all his gains and rarely makes withdrawals”.
    • “The stock market can enable individuals to build a diverse investment portfolio, but for many it’s just too daunting”.
     
  • gambling
    赌博

    • Gamble 赌博 
    • Risk 风险 
    • Bet 打赌 
    • Odds几率 
    • Casino 赌场 
    • Lottery 彩票 
    • Glamorous 迷人的 
    • Addict 上瘾的 
    • Poker 扑克 
    • Blackjack  21点牌游戏 
    • Roulette 轮盘赌 
    • Chips 筹码 
    • “The house always wins”- the odds are always in the casino’s favour".
    • “He was a gambling addict! He lost everything he'd ever worked for because of blackjack".
    • “I like betting on the occasional horse race or having a game of poker with friends, but I never risk large sums of money".
    • “The top casinos around the world are some of the most glamorous places you will ever visit".
    • "The flashing lights, sound of the roulette wheel, and rattle of casino chips all contribute to the excitement and overall experience".
    • “Even after years of doing the lottery with such low odds, she still bought two tickets every week”.
  • RELIGION

    宗教

    • Religion 宗教信仰 
    • Wonder 想知道 
    • Believer 信徒 
    • Atheist 无神论者 
    • Agnostic 不可知论者/派 
    • Neutral 中立的 
    • Eternity 永生 
    • Consequences 后果, 结果, 影响
    • Pray 祷告 
    • “He often wondered life’s big question… Why are we here?”.
    • Religion plays a huge role in many people’s lives, but it can also be the root of many conflicts”.
    • “Some are true believers, some are strong atheists, but some people are more neutral agnostics”.
    • “There are many who believe that what we do in this life will have consequences for eternity”.
    • “Some pray in churches and temples, but others choose to pray privately in their own homes”.
  • G.M. Foods
    转基因食品

    • GM / Genetically modified 转基因的
    • GMO / Genetically modified organisms 转基因生物, 基因改造生物 
    • Crops 农作物,庄稼 
    • Food chain 食物链
    • Pests 害虫
    • Pesticides 农药,杀虫剂 
    • Resistance 抵抗,阻力 
    • Shortage 缺乏,短缺 
    • Consume 消耗, 消费 
    • Reliant 依赖的, 可靠的, 信赖的 
    • "Genetically modified organisms are organisms (i.e. plants, animals or microorganisms) which have had their DNA changed in a way that does not occur naturally".
    • “With the world’s population increasing, we are consuming more food than we can grow naturally. Our only solution may be reliant on GM foods".
    • Pesticides enable farmers to grow crops which are resistant to pests. This means production is more efficient, but many worry about the potential dangers of these pesticides”.
    • “Many people are concerned that the introduction of GMOs are interfering with natural food chains”.
    • "There is a growing question of whether GM crops can help the developing world’s food shortage”.
  • superstitions
    迷信

    • Superstition 迷信
    • Symbols 符号, 象征 
    • Believe/belief 相信 
    • Avoid 避开, 避免 
    • Prevent 预防, 防止 
    • Material 物质 
    • Fortune telling 算命
    • Fear 恐惧
    • Irrational 荒谬
    • “I’m not sure when and where this superstition started, but many people still believe it”.
    • “Some believe that certain materials, symbols, objects and animals can bring good or bad luck".
    • “In order to prevent bad luck, many people avoid specific numbers when choosing a house or telephone number etc".
    • Fortune telling is a much debated art surrounded by superstition".
    • “Her faith towards superstitions ultimately led to constant irrational fear".
  • architecture
    建筑

    • Architecture 建筑
    • Planning 规划
    • Engineering 工程
    • Construction 建筑
    • Structure 结构
    • Design 设计
    • Renaissance 文艺复兴
    • Distinctive 独特
    • Stylistic 体裁
    • Blueprints 蓝图
    • “After graduating with a degree in engineering he went on to design some of the world’s most spectacular structures”.
    • Planning and construction began years ago, but weather conditions and other setbacks drastically affected the completion”.
    • “The renaissance was a very important era for architecture, impacting the way we look at buildings and the affects they have on us”.
    • “Her designs were very distinctive, gaining a large following and many fans over the years”.
    • “Some of the stylistic elements he uses within his pieces are odd to say the least!”.
    • “We need to take another look at the blueprints before we start construction”.