Spain has warned British tourists and second-home owners that they are not entitled to spend more than 90 days in the country at a time post-Brexit, but dismissed reports that offenders would be rounded up and deported if they overstay. — The Guardian
The pandemic has had most of Hollywood cowering for the last year or so, but nothing intimidates a Titan.
Crashing in where even Marvel’s Black Widow fears to tread, Godzilla vs. Kong is opening on any screen that’ll make room for it — home or cinematic. And with theaters coming back to life in Los Angeles and New York City, there’s a lot of fresh real estate for them to trample. — NPR
Some of Britain’s best-known fashion and retail names are campaigning for the government to launch a ‘shop out to help out’ scheme to aid beleaguered independent shops as they prepare to reopen on 12 April. — The Guardian
The Ever Given container ship has been successfully refloated after being stranded in the Suez Canal for almost a week,authorities say, following an around-the-clock international effort to dislodge the massive vessel and reopen the global shipping lane. — CNN
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced the launch of the Excelsior Pass — a free, voluntary digital app developed in partnership with IBM that will verify if an individual user is fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or has recently tested negative for the illness. — Forbes
紐約州長安德魯庫默宣布 Excelsior Pass 的上市 – 一個免費的，自願的數位應用程式由 IBM 一起合作發展的，就會證實一個個人使用者是接受了完整的新冠肺炎疫苗或者是最近測試陰性。
1 launch 名，上市，啟用
2 voluntary 形，自願的
3 digital 形，數位的
4 partnership 名，合夥關係
5 verify 動，證實
6 individual 形，個人的
Suicide rates among Japanese women rose sharply during the pandemic, prompting calls for support for low-income households — The Guardian
1 suicide 名，自殺
2 among 介，在…之中
3 prompt 動，引起
4 household 名，家庭
The second sandstorm to hit China in less than a fortnight has reversed the colours of the sky, turning the sun blue and the heavens yellow. — The Guardian
China is slapping massive duties on wine from Australia for the next five years, a move that threatens to deprive the country’s winemakers of their top export market and escalate a trade dispute. — CNN
Don’t be surprised if you find your neighbors turning off their lights for a full hour Saturday night. They’re taking part in a global movement called Earth Hour.
Earth Hour is an annual tradition in which people switch off their lights to spread awareness about sustainability and climate change. Started by the World Wildlife Fund, it takes place on March 27 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. local time. — CNN
10 Your suggestion (is) good, but needs clarification.
11 Next week (would be) better than this week.
F the 有時候會被省略
12 Just read (the) email about relocation.
1 用一個字母代替一個音 ‘c’ = see
2 把一個字縮短 ‘yr’ = your
3 大家都知道的字的第一個字母 ‘asap’ = as soon as possible
Subject: Yr order ref no KD654
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Subject: Your order reference number KD654
In relation to your order received today, we cannot supply the quantities you need at this moment. Please confirm as soon as possible if a part-delivery would be acceptable, with the rest to follow later. Regards, Stefan
Subject: Thx for yr msg
Re your msg left on my ans machine – yes, I’m free 4 lunch on Wed next wk. Btw, good news about yr interview. Hv 2 work now. CU, Jane.
Subject: Thanks for your message
Regarding your message left on my answering machine – yes, I’m free for lunch on Wednesday next week. By the way, good news about your interview. Have to work now. See you, Jane.
Subject: Options for Tech Help
We have a Tech Assistance section on our website, with an extensive list of FAQs. Customers find this v convnt as it is avail 24/7. Otoh, if you need to spk to sb in person, you can call during wkng hours. Bw, Alan.
Subject: Options for Technical Help
We have a Technical Assistance section on our website, with an extensive list of Frequently Asked Questions. Customers find this very convenient as it is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. On the other hand, if you need to speak to somebody in person, you can call during working hours. Best wishes, Alan.
Couples in New Zealand who have a miscarriage or stillbirth will be eligible for paid bereavement leave under a new law approved by parliament. — BBC
1 miscarriage 名，流產
2 stillbirth 名，死胎
3 be eligible for 片，有資格的
4 bereavement leave 名，喪假
At least five people have been killed and multiple injuries reported after a string of up to seven deadly tornadoes tore through Alabama, toppling trees, demolishing homes and knocking out power to thousands. — the Guardian