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每日跟讀#613: More than 270 died from overwork-related illnesses in Indonesia elections Ten days after Indonesia held the world’s biggest single-day elections, more than 270 election staff have died, mostly of fatigue-related illneses caused by long hours of work counting millions of ballot papers by hand, an official said. 在印尼舉行全球最大的單日選舉後10天,有超過270名選務人員死亡,大多數是因長時間以手工計算數百萬張選票,引發勞累相關疾病所致,一名官員說。 The April 17 elections were the first time the country of 260 million people combined the presidential vote with national and regional parliamentary ones, with an aim to cut costs. 4月17日的大選是這個有2.6億人口的國家,首次將總統與全國及區域性議會投票合併舉行的選舉,目的是為了降低成本。 Voting was largely peaceful and was estimated to have drawn 80 percent of the total 193 million voters, who each had to punch up to five ballot papers in over 800,000 polling stations. 投票過程大致平和,估計吸引1億9300萬選民中的8成投票;在超過80萬個投票所裡,每個人都必須在多達5張選票上戳孔。 But conducting the eight-hour vote in a country that stretches more than 5,000 km from its western to eastern tips proven to be both a Herculean logistical feat and deadly for officials, who had to count ballot papers by hand. 然而,在一個從西角到東端綿延逾5000公里的國家,舉行8小時的投票活動,證明是一項艱鉅的運籌壯舉,且對公務員是致命的,因為他們必須手工計票。 As of Saturday night, 272 election officials had died, mostly from overwork-related illnesses, while 1,878 others had fallen ill, said Arief Priyo Susanto, spokesman of the General Elections Commission. 截至週六晚間,已有272名選務人員死亡,大部分是死於過勞相關疾病,另有1878人病倒,全國選舉委員會發言人蘇山托說。 更多跟讀練習單元,就在http://www.15mins.today/daily-shadowing 用email訂閱就可以收到所有15mins.Today最新節目通知。
Welcome to 15.mins.today the home of English Shadowing. I'm your host Gavin and this is InTense Episode 11. Well guys, today we are going to be looking at an interesting tense, it is the future progressive or future continuous tense. Again the “ing” is the key. And we use this tense to show something will be happening in the future and won’t just happen quickly. There will be some continuation. Like, you know, “I will be eating lunch tomorrow.” Why I'm using that would be to suggest that it will be a long lunch. If it will just be quick lunch, a hit and run lunch I will say, “I will eat lunch tomorrow.” So we'll use it for things that will happen and they will continue for a bit, think about writing a novel “I will be writing a novel next year.” It's not going to be a one day or 10-second effort. So if you want to recognize the tense, remember you will be looking for a “will a be and an ing” verb. Great let's get started with our examples.   Will Jane be sending the email? Yes, she will be sending the email.Will Jane be sending the email? No, he will not be sending the email. Will Peter be giving the presentation? Yes, he will be giving the presentation.Will Peter be giving the presentation? No, he will not be giving the presentation. Will you be attending the meeting? Yes, I will be attending the meeting.Will you be attending the meeting? No, I will not be attending the meeting. Will John be completing the report? Yes, he will be completing the report.Will John be completing the report? No, he will not be completing the report.Will you be staying at a hotel? Yes, I will be staying at a hotel.Will you be staying at a hotel? No, I will not be staying at a hotel. Will John and Jane be booking the tickets? Yes, they will be booking the tickets.Will John and Jane be booking the tickets? No, they will not be booking the tickets.Will you be visiting the museum? Yes, I will be visiting the museum.Will you be visiting the museum? No, I will not be visiting the museum. Will Jeff be rebooting his computer? Yes, he will be rebooting his computer.Will Jeff be rebooting his computer? No, he will not be rebooting his computer. Will Ana be backing up the files? Yes, she will be backing up the files.Will Ana be backing up the files? No, she will not be backing up the files. Will you be updating the drivers? Yes, I will be updating the drivers.Will you be updating the drivers? No, I will not be updating the drivers. Great, I hope you practice, remember repeat the questions, check the answers and keep repeating till you get it done. Have a great day and take care, bye! 更多跟讀練習單元,就在http://www.15mins.today/daily-shadowing 用email訂閱就可以收到所有15mins.Today最新節目通知
Summary:This article discusses how the market for wool in New Zealand has declined do to synthetic fibers. Although meat and Dairy exports have risen. One of the reasons for this change has also been the lack of unity in the industry. So producers should stand together and extol the virtues of wool over synthetic fibers. Full article: https://www.15mins.today/blog/581-sheep-farmers-in-new-zealand-adapt-to-changing-tastes  Vocabulary and sample questions: Dairy: milk products or a small local shop( New Zealand English) Are dairy products expensive in Taiwan? What is your favorite dairy product? Can you go to the dairy and buy me some gum? Mutton : meat from a fully grown sheep (also goat in India)Is lamb more tender than mutton? Which is more expensive lamb or mutton? Pasture: land covered with grass that is suitable for feeding animals on Does New Zealand have green pastures? Are good pastures important for good quality milk? Question: Do you prefer to be "asset-rich" or "cash-poor" 更多跟讀練習單元,就在http://www.15mins.today/daily-shadowing 用email訂閱就可以收到所有15mins.Today最新節目通知。
每日跟讀#612: Donations, pigs part of Las Vegas’ efforts to cut food waste At a farm outside Las Vegas, a herd of pigs feasts on lobster, sausage links and beef. In town, people at a community center sit for a dinner that may include sliders and truffle mac and cheese. 在拉斯維加斯外的一座農場,一群豬盡情享受龍蝦、香腸串與牛肉。而在城內,人們在社區中心就座,享用一頓可能包括小漢堡及松露起司通心麵在內的晚餐。 The two meals have something in common:Both came from the kitchens of Sin City’s opulent casinos, where the axiom of excess is increasingly being reconsidered and waste reduction has taken hold. 這兩餐有一個共同點:都是來自萬惡城市豪華賭場的廚房。這些賭場的過量守則愈來愈被重加考慮,而減少浪費已然確立。 The environmental and financial impacts of leftover food are more important than ever to Las Vegas’ world-famous casinos, which in recent years have developed and expanded innovative practices to cut back on what they send to the landfill by thousands of tons a year. 對拉斯維加斯全球知名的賭場而言,剩食的環境與金融衝擊比以往任何時候都重要,而近幾年這些賭場發展並擴大創意作法,以大量降低每年數千公噸送進垃圾掩埋場的剩食量。 Food scraps are turned into compost or taken to a farm to feed thousands of pigs. Expired minibar snacks are donated to community organizations. Banquet meals that were never served go to a food bank. Oyster shells are even shipped thousands of miles to Chesapeake Bay. 殘羹剩餚轉變成堆肥或運至農場去餵食數千隻豬。過期的迷你吧點心捐贈給社區組織。沒有端上桌的餐宴美食,則送到食物銀行。甚至牡蠣殼也運送至數千哩外的乞沙比克灣。 更多跟讀練習單元,就在http://www.15mins.today/daily-shadowing 用email訂閱就可以收到所有15mins.Today最新節目通知。
每日跟讀#611: Scientists warn a million species at risk of extinction One million animal and plant species are at imminent risk of extinction due to humankind’s relentless pursuit of economic growth, scientists said last Monday in a landmark report on the devastating impact of modern civilization on the natural world, the Global Assessment of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.The bombshell executive summary of a 1,800-page tome crafted by more than 400 experts — the first UN global assessment of the natural world in 15 years. 上週一公布的「全球生物多樣性與生態系服務評估報告」,是研究現代文明對自然界之破壞的里程碑式報告。科學家表示,由於人類對經濟成長的無饜追求,一百萬種動植物面臨迫切的滅絕危機。這份由四百多位專家合作、厚達一千八百頁、內容具爆炸性的決策摘要,是聯合國十五年來首次對自然界進行的全球評估。 Scientists made an impassioned appeal to governments and businesses worldwide to confront “vested interests” they said were blocking reforms in farming, energy and mining needed to save the Earth’s ecosystems. 科學家懇切呼籲全世界的政府和企業要勇於面對其「既得利益」,因為這些利益阻礙了拯救地球生態系統所需的農業、能源及礦業改革。 The report found that up to one million of Earth’s estimated eight million plant, insect and animal species are at risk of extinction, many within decades. 該報告發現,地球上總共約八百萬種植物、昆蟲和動物中,有多達一百萬個物種面臨滅絕的危險,有許多更是在數十年內就會瀕臨滅絕。 It identified industrial farming and fishing as major drivers of the crisis, with the current rate of species extinction tens to hundreds of times higher than the average over the last 10 million years. 工業化的農業和漁業是造成物種滅絕的主因,目前物種滅絕的速度比過去一千萬年的平均數高出數十至數百倍。 Climate change caused by burning the coal, oil and gas produced by the fossil fuel industry is exacerbating the losses, the report found. 報告還發現,化石燃料業所生產的煤、石油和天然氣等燃燒所導致的氣候變化,更加劇了危機。 The report is the largest, most comprehensive study ever undertaken of the conjoined fates of human wellbeing and the natural world. It was compiled over three years and based on 15,000 scientific papers, and identified a range of risks, from the disappearance of insects vital for pollinating food crops, to the destruction of coral reefs that support fish populations and the loss of medicinal plants. 這份報告是對人類福祉和自然界共同命運所進行的最大、最全面的研究,耗時三年多、根據一萬五千份科學論文所編纂,鑑定出一連串風險,包括對糧食作物授粉至關重要之昆蟲的消失、維繫魚群生存之珊瑚礁的破壞、藥用植物的消失等。 The threatened list includes more than 40 percent of amphibian species, almost 33 percent of reef-forming corals, sharks and shark relatives, and more than a third of all marine mammals. The picture was less clear for insect species, but a tentative estimate suggests 10 percent could become extinct. 受威脅的物種包括超過百分之四十的兩棲類、近百分之三十三的造礁珊瑚、鯊魚及其相關物種,以及超過三分之一的海洋哺乳類動物。昆蟲物種的情況較不明確,但初步估計有百分之十可能會滅絕。 The report’s blunt language echoed the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which said in October that profound economic and social changes would be needed to curb greenhouse gases quickly enough to avert the most devastating consequences of a warming world. 這份報告的直言不諱,呼應了聯合國聯政府間氣候變遷小組去年十月公布的報告──該報告闡明,必須進行深遠的經濟和社會變革,才能夠來得及抑制溫室氣體排放,以避免全球暖化所造成的毀滅性的後果。 更多跟讀練習單元,就在http://www.15mins.today/daily-shadowing  用email訂閱就可以收到所有15mins.Today最新節目通知。
每日跟讀#610: The web is broken, so its founder is taking another stab at it The founder of the World Wide Web thinks it’s broken and has a plan to fix it. 「全球資訊網(WWW)」的創立者認為網路出了毛病,於是他提出一項修復計畫。 Tim Berners-Lee, the British computer scientist credited with inventing the web in 1989, announced a new project that he hopes will radically change his creation, by giving people full control over their data. 1989年發明全球資訊網的英國電腦科學家伯納斯李,宣布一項新計畫,他希望透過賦予人們對其數據的完全控制權,徹底改變他創立的網路。 The open-source software is called Solid. It allows developers to create decentralized apps that run on data that its users fully own. If Solid becomes widely adopted, then all your apps could talk to each other using the same set of data, which you and only you control. 這個開源軟體被稱為「Solid」。它授權開發者創建去中心化的應用程式,讓使用者全權運行個人資料。Solid若獲得廣泛採用,你的所有應用程式將可使用同一套數據互相溝通,而這套數據只由你自己控制。 The new project is a clear rebuke of the tech giants whose opaque use of personal data is core to their businesses. Facebook’s notorious grip follows people around the web, even if they’ve signed out or have actually deleted their accounts, and Google’s Android phones track people’s movements, far beyond just their coordinates. 這項新專案顯然是在譴責那些將不透明的個資利用做為其核心事業的科技巨頭。「臉書」惡名昭彰於擷取該網站所有用戶的資訊,即便使用者已經登出或刪除帳號,而「谷歌」的安卓系統手機追蹤人們的動向,獲取遠超出使用者經緯度座標的數據。 更多跟讀練習單元,就在http://www.15mins.today/daily-shadowing 用email訂閱就可以收到所有15mins.Today最新節目通知。
每日跟讀#609: Self-driving trucks begin mail delivery test for US Postal Service The US Postal Service on Tuesday started a two-week test transporting mail across three southwestern states using self-driving trucks, a step forward in the effort to commercialize autonomous vehicle technology for hauling freight. 美國郵政管理局自週二起展開一項為期兩週的測試,使用自動駕駛貨車運送郵件,路程跨越美國西南部的三個州,可說是努力讓自動車科技商業化,用於拖運貨物的重要一步。 San Diego-based startup TuSimple said its self-driving trucks will begin hauling mail between USPS facilities in Phoenix and Dallas to see how the nascent technology might improve delivery times and costs. A safety driver will sit behind the wheel to intervene if necessary and an engineer will ride in the passenger seat. 總部設於加州聖地牙哥的新創公司TuSimple表示,該公司的自駕貨車將開始行駛於鳳凰城和達拉斯之間,為郵政管理局的據點載運郵件,以測試這項新興科技將可能如何改善運送時間及成本。卡車上將配有一名安全駕駛,坐在方向盤後方,會在必要情況下介入,另一名工程師則會坐在乘客座上。 If successful, it would mark an achievement for the autonomous driving industry and a possible solution to the driver shortage and regulatory constraints faced by freight haulers across the country. 如果順利的話,這次測試將會是自動駕駛產業的一項里程碑,並且有望解決駕駛員短缺,以及全國貨運業者面對的法規限制。 The pilot program involves five round trips, each totaling more than 3,380km or around 45 hours of driving. It is unclear whether self-driving mail delivery will continue after the two-week pilot. “The work with TuSimple is our first initiative in autonomous long-haul transportation,” USPS spokeswoman Kim Frum said. “We are conducting research and testing as part of our efforts to operate a future class of vehicles which will incorporate new technology.” 這項前導計畫包含五次來回,每一次總距離都超過三千三百八十公里,也就是約四十五小時的駕駛時間。目前仍無法確定自駕車郵件投遞在前導計畫結束後是否還會持續。郵政管理局發言人金佛朗姆表示:「和TuSimple的合作是我們第一次主動嘗試採用自動化的長途運輸工具。」她也說:「我們目前正在持續研究和測試,這是我們致力發展未來物流車輛,將新科技納入其中的努力之一。」 TuSimple and the USPS declined to disclose the cost of the program, but Frum said no tax dollars were used and the agency relies on revenue from sales of postage and other products. TuSimple has raised US$178 million in private financing, including from chipmaker Nvidia Corp and Chinese online media company Sina Corp. TuSimple和郵政管理局拒絕公開計畫成本的金額,但佛朗姆表示這項計畫並沒有用到納稅人的錢,主要仰賴的是郵資以及銷售其它商品帶來的收入。TuSimple則藉由私人募資籌措到一億七千八百萬美元,融資者包括晶片製造商NVIDIA以及中國的網路媒體公司新浪。 The trucks will travel on major interstates and pass through Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. “This run is really in the sweet spot of how we believe autonomous trucks will be used,” said TuSimple Chief Product Officer Chuck Price. “These long runs are beyond the range of a single human driver, which means today if they do this run they have to figure out how to cover it with multiple drivers in the vehicle.” 自動駕駛貨車將會行駛於主要的州際公路上,穿越亞利桑那州、新墨西哥州,以及德州。TuSimple的產品總監查克‧普萊斯表示:「這段路線真的是我們認為自動卡車可供驅策的甜蜜點。」他指出:「這些長途路程遠遠超過單一一位人類駕駛能掌握的距離,也就是說,如果今天他們要跑這條路線,就得想辦法在車輛內安排多名駕駛來開完全程。」 The goal is to eliminate the need for a driver, freeing shippers and freight-haulers from the constraints of a worsening driver shortage. American Trucking Associations estimates a shortage of as many as 174,500 drivers by 2024, due to an aging workforce and the difficulty of attracting younger drivers. A new safety law requiring truck drivers to electronically log their miles has further constrained how quickly and efficiently fleets can move goods. 計畫目標就是解決駕駛員短缺的問題,從而讓託運公司和貨運業者擺脫這項愈趨惡化的問題造成的種種限制。根據美國貨運協會估計,由於行業勞動力老化,又難以吸引年輕駕駛員加入,短缺人數可能在二○二四年達到十七萬四千五百名。新上路的安全法規要求貨車駕駛員必須電子登錄行駛的里程數,又更加限制車隊運送貨物的速度與效率。 TuSimple’s tie-up with the USPS marks an achievement for the fledgling self-driving truck industry, and follows Swedish company Einride’s entry into freight delivery using driverless electric trucks on a public road, announced last week. TuSimple跟郵政管理局的結盟,對剛在起步階段的自動駕駛貨車產業而言,可說是一項重大成就,也跟上瑞典公司Einride的步伐,後者上週宣布踏入貨物運輸產業,讓無人駕駛的電動貨車行駛於公路上。 The developments contrast with retrenching efforts by robotaxi companies such as General Motors Co unit Cruise, Uber Technologies Inc and startup Drive.ai, which have stumbled in building self-driving cars that can anticipate and respond to humans and navigate urban areas, an expensive and technologically challenging feat. 這項發展和自動駕駛計程車公司投入資源的日漸緊縮形成對比。包括美國通用汽車旗下的子公司Cruise、優步科技公司,以及新創公司 Drive.ai都在打造自動駕駛車輛的過程中跌跌撞撞,因為他們的自駕車要能夠預期人類行為,並做出反應,還要能在都會區中導航,這項技術不僅昂貴,也相當具有科技上的挑戰性。 Price said self-driving trucks have advantages over passenger cars, including the relative ease of operating on interstates compared with city centers, which reduces mapping requirements and safety challenges involving pedestrians and bicyclists. 普萊斯指出,自駕貨車會比小客車具備更多優勢,包括──跟市中心相比──行駛於州際公路上相對輕鬆,畢竟繪製路線圖的需求降低,面對行人和腳踏車騎士的安全性挑戰也會減少。 更多跟讀練習單元,就在http://www.15mins.today/daily-shadowing 用email訂閱就可以收到所有15mins.Today最新節目通知。  
每日跟讀#608: Electoral victory and economic challenges for India’s Modi On May 23, Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party claimed a thunderous sweep of India’s general elections. The party won well over the 303 seats in the lower house of Parliament required to form a government. 印度民族主義總理納倫德拉‧莫迪及其所屬的印度人民黨,五月二十三日星期四在印度大選中獲得了壓倒性的勝利,贏得國會下議院三百零三個席位,得以完全執政。 Due to India’s size and population, with up to 900 million people registered to vote, the election was carried out over seven phases of polling staggered over six weeks. The election, known as the world’s largest democratic exercise, was for 543 seats in India’s lower house of Parliament. 印度幅員廣大、人口眾多,投票人數高達九億,因此投票分七階段進行、為期六週,被稱為世界上最大規模的民主實踐,以選出印度國會下議院共五百四十三席。 The election has been seen as a referendum on Modi. Although his economic reforms haven’t really succeeded, his popularity as a social underdog in India’s highly stratified society has endured. 這次選舉被看做是對莫迪的公投。莫迪的經濟改革總體而言並未取得成功,但在印度階級分明的社會中,出身低種姓的莫迪仍大受歡迎。 Modi’s vision of India is threefold, political analysts say: getting India into the exclusive US$5 trillion economy club that includes the EU, the US, China and Japan; asserting itself as a nuclear power and a force in the world; and placing its Hindu heritage at the center of politics. 政治分析家表示,莫迪對印度有三個願景:讓印度躋身五兆美元經濟俱樂部,和歐盟、美國、中國及日本平起平坐;鞏固印度的核子軍事強權地位;以及將其印度教傳統置於政治中心。 In his first term, Modi was widely credited for trying to change a culture of crony capitalism throughout government. He also introduced numerous reforms, including a nationwide goods and services tax (GST).These were credited with helping India soar up the World Bank’s ease-of-doing-business ranking by 23 places to 77th between 2017 and 2018. 莫迪在第一個任期的表現廣受讚譽,因為他嘗試改變整個政府的裙帶資本主義文化,並進行許多改革,包括全國性的商品及服務稅。 世界銀行的經商便利度排名中,二○一七年至二○一八年間印度的排名提升了二十三位,來到第七十七位,即歸功於此。 However, experts say Modi needs to do more. In particular, he needs to reduce red tape and protectionism. In December, the government announced surprise restrictions on e-commerce. These would limit how foreign companies like Walmart and Amazon could operate. 但專家表示,莫迪還需要做得更多,特別是減少繁文縟節和保護主義。去年十二月,印度政府無預警宣布管制電子商務,限制沃爾瑪和亞馬遜等外國公司的營運方式。 Modi’s government failed to create jobs for over a million Indians entering the labor market every month, experts say. A newspaper recently published a leaked government report, allegedly buried by the government, showing India’s unemployment at 6.1 percent, the highest since the 1970s. 對於每個月進入勞動市場的一百萬多萬印度人,專家表示莫迪政府迄今仍無法為其創造就業機會。一家報紙最近披露了一份據稱是被當局壓下來、後又流出的政府報告,報告中顯示印度的失業率為百分之六點一,是自一九七○年代以來最高的。 India’s trade relationship with major partners, including the US and China, remains on a shaky footing.US President Donald Trump’s administration has called out India on its high tariffs, price caps on imported US medical devices and rules around e-commerce trade. 印度和包括美國及中國在內的主要合作夥伴的貿易關係仍處於不穩定的狀態。美國川普總統政府指責印度對由美國進口的醫療器材實施高關稅及價格上限,也批評印度對電子商務貿易的規範。 Indian government officials say they fear Trump’s administration will soon end preferential trade treatment for India, which allows duty-free entry for up to US$5.6 billion worth of its exports to the US. 印度政府官員表示,他們擔心川普政府將很快就會取消印度的優惠貿易待遇,此優惠待遇讓印度可對美國免稅出口高達五十六億美元價值的貨品。 Adding to India’s troubles is the ongoing trade dispute between the US and China, which is likely to benefit countries such Japan and South Korea. India remains vulnerable to dumping of cheap Chinese imports. 除了印度本身的問題,還有美國和中國間風波不斷的貿易爭端。美中貿易爭端可能會讓日本和南韓等國家受益,但印度仍對中國廉價商品的傾銷束手無策。 更多跟讀練習單元,就在http://www.15mins.today/daily-shadowing 用email訂閱就可以收到所有15mins.Today最新節目通知。
Hi guys! Welcome to 15mins.today the home of English Shadowing. I'm your host Gavin and this is InTense Episode 10. Today we’ll be looking at the past progressive tense, also known as the past continuous tense. Well because you hear the word progressive or continuous always remember ”ing.” There you go, it's easy to spot and we use this tense for something that happened in the past and continued for a time. Now it's a bit difficult, because sometimes it could still be carrying on right now or sometimes it actually finished. So it all depends on the situation, again don't worry about the grammar too much. Just listen to the question and just follow with the grammar. So let's try a few, let's go! Drill sentences:  Was Jane sending the email? Yes, she was sending the email.Was Jane sending the email? No, she was not sending the email.  Was the conference finishing on time? Yes, it was finishing on time.Was the conference finishing on time? No, it was not finishing on time.  Were you attending the meeting? Yes, I was attending the meeting.Were you attending the meeting? No, I was not attending the meeting.  Was Peter completing the report? Yes, he was completing the report.Was Peter completing the report? No, he was not completing the report.  Where are you staying at a hotel? Yes, I was staying at a hotel.Were you staying at a hotel? No, I was not staying at a hotel.  Were you visiting the museum? Yes, I was visiting the museum.Were you visiting the museum? No, I was not visiting the museum.  Were John and Jane booking the tickets? Yes, they were booking the tickets.Were John and Jane booking the tickets? No, they were not booking the tickets.  Was Jeff rebooting the computer? Yes, he was rebooting the computer.Was Jeff rebooting the computer? No, he was not rebooting the computer.  Was Anna backing up the files? Yes, she was backing up the files.Was Anna backing up the files? No, she was not backing up the files.  Were you updating the drivers? Yes, I was updating the drivers.Were you updating the drivers? No, I was not updating the drivers.  Great guys! So I hope that helped. Don't forget, practice the question, do the answer, repeat until you get it right. Keep on trucking guys! See you next time, bye!
Summary:This article discusses the rising popularity of chubby fathersA, those who have a few extra pounds have a softer body and it seems to be a new trend that some women seem to like it. Full article: https://www.15mins.today/blog/575-measuring-the-rise-of-the-doughy-but-desirable-dad-body Vocabulary and sample sentences: Allege (v.): to state something as a fact but without giving proof1 Did Mary allege that you stole her chocolate?2 Was it alleged that the office would be closed on Friday? Objective (adj.): not influenced by personal feelings or opinions considering only facts Is it impossible to be objective? Was the report objective or subjective?  Diminish (v.): to become or to make something smaller/weaker1 Has the value of the dollar diminished?2 Did the bad feedback diminish your self-esteem?  Prominent (adj.): important or well-known Is Microsoft a prominent company? Did you play a prominent part in the report?  更多跟讀練習單元,就在http://www.15mins.today/daily-shadowing 用email訂閱就可以收到所有15mins.Today最新節目通知。
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Comments (10)

邱魚

上面例子,都是過去進行式, 而非標題上的過去完成式喔

Jun 9th
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15mins English

邱魚 Thanks for the feedback! The Chinese title is now corrected.

Jun 9th
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Rukeith

全英文對我來說整個好吃力,我程度太差了

May 7th
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15mins English

Rukeith @Rukeith, start with shorter articles and focus on repeating each article 2-3 times. Keep at it for 15mins every day, and you will see the improvements soon! 先挑短一點的,自己有興趣的文章練習。每天15分鐘就好!加油!

May 8th
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Petty Chan

天啊!這個節目超棒的! 可以利用零碎時間練習,省時又有效率。 篇幅不長,不會有負擔。

Apr 24th
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15mins English

Petty Chan Thanks for the feedback Petty, and keep practicing your English through shadowing!

Apr 24th
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Corinna Chen

內容豐富多元 短篇文章對聽讀都很有幫助!

Feb 13th
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15mins English

Podcast Fans Hope you are liking the new programs, be sure to share 15mins.today with your friends :)

Apr 25th
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Podcast Fans

Corinna Chen 嗯。不錯的社區功能,讓我發現了學英語的新節目。

Apr 23rd
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