【150624】第33期: Parade to celebrate V-day

绝望罗勒 (布丁小葵) 资深达人
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发表于:2015-06-24 11:44 [只看楼主] [划词开启]


因为想考翻译证,最近很喜欢看China Daily,也很喜欢把China Daily中颇有意思的新闻抄录下来练笔。
之前用茄子说的方法,把新闻中不懂的单词抄下来,以首字母排好,然后按字母顺序一个一个地背。这样在背完A字母的单词后,看新闻就不会再出现一个以A开头而我又不懂的单词了。这个方法听起来好像很玄乎,但真照着做了大半年,发现现在看新闻真的几乎没有一个不懂的以A开头的单词了。好神奇
当然,我不是说茄子说这个方法真有多好,只是觉得把背单词和看新闻结合在一起,还挺有意思的,而且从某个奇怪的方面而言,可是相当有成就感的哦!因为新闻的用语比较固定,同一类话题中,单词出现的重复率可是相当高的哦!

熊孩子,趁着立夏的热量,开始学习吧!


Please write down your wild guess on words below, and check it out after you finish reading news.
justifiable
downplay
warmonger
reiteration


Parade to celebrate V-day against invasion

Whatever guesses the rest of the world might make about the motivations for China's military parade on Sept 3 to mark the 70th anniversary of the country's victory in the war against Japanese aggression, there is enough reason to argue that this parade is the right one on the right occasion, and that it will send the right message to the Chinese people and the world at large.
It will be the first military parade of its kind in the seven decades since China, which played an undervalued role in the anti-fascist war, won its defensive action in the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression, with more than 35 million casualties and economic losses of about $500 billion.
A military parade on the Chinese V-day is more than justifiable on this occasion now that China is able to celebrate the sacrifices of those Chinese and foreign nationals who fought and suffered to defend the country.
The contribution China made to the world's anti-fascist war has long been downplayed. This parade, which will include veterans of both the Communist Party-led army and Kuomintang army, is also meant to let the world know that the battles Chinese troops fought prevented a huge number of Japanese troops from being transferred to the Pacific battlefields.
This parade is also meant to let the Chinese people cherish the peace they are enjoying today by keeping in mind the sufferings of their ancestors during the war and the sacrifices that people from Russia, the United States, Canada, India, Denmark and dozens of other countries made in helping Chinese in their fight against the Japanese aggressors decades ago.
And while a strong military force can be a war machine for warmongers, it can also be a deterrent against military aggression. In this sense, this coming military parade is also meant to demonstrate to the world China's resolve to defend itself not just against a military threat but also uphold world peace. The worldwide peacekeeping missions China's military forces have participated in are evidence of the contribution it is making to maintain world peace.
The reiteration of China's peaceful rise by its leaders and its persistent advocacy of resolving disputes through dialogue and negotiation are more than enough to show its earnest pursuit of enduring peace. Only if they have an ax to grind will people consider this military parade as China flexing its military muscle.



Sentence-Making: Please make sentences with words below.
justifiable
downplay
warmonger
reiteration



When I was a high school student, I chose history as my major subject for Gaokao, that allowed me know a lot especially the modern history, which started from 1840 (the Opium War) to 1949 (the establishment of PRC). By browsing all kinds of historical data, I was awared of those casualties and massacre, those pain and sorrows, those bitter and loss, and all those sufferings our ancestors had ever endured. But I am confused when I see Hollywood movies or autobiography or memoirs on WWII topics, as in them, it seems that there were only two battlefields in the world during the WWII, where laid in Europe and the US. People in western countries seems know nothing about Chinese sacrifice and Chinese endeavor during the anti-fascist war. What in their minds are no more than the Normandy Laning or the Attack on Pearl Harbor or the battle of Midway Islands. But it is far than enough to conclude the WWII by that! I remebered what Dr. Mei said in the movie named "Tokyo Trials" (when he refused to be seat below Britain):
ln this war against Japanese aggression China has suffered the most and fought the longest, the hardest. l definitely will not participate in the rehearsal for this seating arrangement. The whole world's photographers and reporters in rehearsal are now out there in the courtroom. They are going to take photos and write reports on this seating arrangement. When these reports and photos reach China, do you know what's going to happen? The entire Chinese people will all reproach me for my weakness and my incompetence. lf l agree to this arrangement, l'll be insulting my country. l'd be insulting all my countrymen's sufferings, sacrifice, and perseverance in resisting the Japanese ggression. Everything.
That is what I want to say and echo to the news today.


答题区

1、What is the meaning of "justifiable"?
2、What is the meaning of "downplay"?
3、What is the meaning of "warmonger"?
4、What is the meaning of "reiteration"?
5、V-Day Parade means to ___________.

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