[视译基础] 段落视译练习


1.There may be those here and back in America who wonder whether closer ties and

deeper friendship between America and China are good. Clearly, the answer is yes. We have a powerful ability to help each other grow, we can learn much from each other. And as two great nations we have a special responsibility to the future of the world. The steps we take over the next week can lead to far greater strides for our people in the years ahead.

2.I feel honored to come here on my first visit to your beautiful city. On behalf of all the

members of my mission, I would like to take this opportunity to extend our sincere thanks to our host for their earnest invitation and gracious hospitality we have received since we set foot on this charming land. I am also very happy that this visit has given me an excellent opportunity to convey to you and to the people of Guangzhou warm greetings and sincere good wishes of the government and the people of my country. 3.China and the UK reiterate their support for the UN Framework Convention on Climate

Change and urge parties that have not yet done so to ratify the Kyoto Protocol as soon as possible. The two sides also urge all countries to make the most efficient use of energy resources that they can, and call on all Annex 1 countries to lead the way by making concerted efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions so as to move towards the goals defined by the Convention.

4.Beijing, the city built more than 3,000 years ago, is always radiating its charm which

exists along the wide streets and narrow lanes. Its primitive simplicity and latest modernity is showing Beijing’s wide opening-up scope, relating how the Chinese people live actively and optimistically, enjoy their lifestyles, and yearn for the Olympics,

and presenting the Chinese people’s passion of how they are longing and preparing for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

5. A hotel is a temporary home for people who are traveling. In a hotel, the traveler can

rest and has access to food and drink, either on the premises or nearby. The hotel may also offer facilities for recreation, such as a swimming pool, a golf course, or beach. In many cases, the hotel also provides free space for the traveler’s means of transportation, which nowadays is the automobile. All of these services are designed to accommodate the traveler, so the hotel business is often referred to as the accommodations industry.

6.Our American food styles have undergone many changes over the last decade. More

and more Americans have shown particular interest in the natural food that requires the least possible amount of processing; most of them prefer to get their essential proteins from beans, cheese and eggs. We Americans are rediscovering the family and social significance of the dinner table. We regard dining with family, relatives and friends as a special ways of enjoying and sharing.

7.You, the students at Fudan University, and the scholars at all the universities in China and

America, play a great role in both our countries’futures. From your ranks will come the understanding and skill the world will require in decades to come. Today’s leaders can pave the way of the future. That is our responsibility. But it is always the younger generation who will make the future. It is you who will decide if a continuing friendship can span the generations and the differences that divide us. In such friendship lies the hope of the world.

8.The two sides will work together for the attainment of the UN Millennium Development

goals: the elimination of poverty, hunger, disease, environmental degradation, illiteracy,

discrimination against women, and delivering the commitments made at the World Summit on Sustainable Development at all levels, especially through the Commission for Sustainable Development (CSD).

9.And this afternoon, I have a message for the Iraqi people: You will not have to fear the

rule of Saddam ever again. All Iraqis who take the side of freedom have taken the winning table. The goals of our coalition are the same as your goals—sovereignty for your country, dignity for your great culture, and for every Iraqi citizen, the opportunity for a better life.

10.According to Long Xinmin from the municipal government, the campaign is designed to

help develop good manners and habits among school children, such as taking the initiative to say “Hello”to people, being more understanding and tolerant of others, showing respect for elders and teachers and also showing pride in singing the National Anthem aloud in public. The campaign will go for the next three years till 2008.