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四月二十六日

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Elon Musk has reached a $44bn deal to buy Twitter in a takeover that will give the world’s richest man control of a social network with more than 200 million users.

伊隆馬斯克達成四百四十億的交易買下推特的這個收購將讓這個全世界最有錢的人控制一個有超過兩億使用者的社交媒體的。

(Elon Musk) (has reached) (a $44bn deal) to buy Twitter 

    主詞           動詞              受詞

(in a takeover)

 介系詞片語

(that will give the world’s richest man control of a social network with more than 200 million users).  形容詞子句修飾 takeover

(that) (will give) (the world’s richest man) (control of a social network) 

 主詞   動詞                 受詞                          受詞

(with more than 200 million users)

            介系詞片語

The sale will put the Tesla chief executive in charge of a company that he has frequently criticized, claiming it has not lived up to its potential as a platform for “free speech”. — Guardian

這買賣讓特斯拉的執行長負責一間他常常批評,宣稱沒有發揮到它作為「自由言論」的平台的潛力來。

(The sale) (will put) (the Tesla chief executive) in charge of a company 

    主詞      動詞                   受詞

(that he has frequently criticized, claiming it has not lived up to its potential as a platform for “free speech”.) 形容詞子句修飾 a company

 (that)   (he)   (has frequently criticized), 

 關代    主詞             動詞

(claiming it has not lived up to its potential as a platform for “free speech)

(who claimed) claiming … 現在分詞片語修飾 he

(claiming) 

        (it has not lived up to its potential as a platform for “free speech)

(that) it has not …名詞子句

 (it)   (has not lived up to) its potential as a platform for “free speech

主詞         動詞

1 reach 動,達到

2 deal 名,交易

3 takeover 名,收購

4 social network 名,社交網路

5 chief executive 名,執行長

6 in charge 片,負責

7 frequently 副,經常地

8 criticize 動,批評

9 claim 動,宣稱

10 live up to something 片,與…一樣好

11 potential 名,潛力,形,潛在的

12 platform 名,平台

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B

Although she didn’t quite make it to her goal of 120 years old, Kane Tanaka still lived long enough to become the world’s oldest person — a title she held for the past three years, and attributed to family, sleep, hope and faith. — NPR

雖然她沒有活到她的目標一百二十歲,田中加子仍然活到足以成為世界上最長壽的人 — 在過去三年她擁有這個頭銜,她歸功於家人,睡眠,希望跟信仰。

1 quite 副,完全地

2 title 名,頭銜

3 attribute to 片,歸因於

4 faith 名,信仰,信心

the Wright brothers brought powered flight to the world

George Orwell, 1984, animal farm

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C

Wildlife and celebrity photographer reveals secrets behind most iconic shots

拍攝野生生物與名人的攝影師揭露了在一些著名的照片後的秘密

“Why would you photograph a bison in the summer?" Yarrow asked. “So, I went to Yellowstone when it was cold and miserable — because they’re tough animals, and that’s what I wanted to do.” Credit: David Yarrow

「你為什麼在夏天拍野牛的照片?」Yarrow 問。「所以我去黃石公園當天氣又冷又糟糕時,因為它們是堅忍的動物,那就是我想要做的。」

A 2019 shot of Cindy Crawford with an interesting passenger riding shotgun, taken in Nevada City, Montana. “I’ve worked with Cindy a lot," Yarrow said. “She’s brilliant. This was the first time we actually worked with each other. You need to tell a story. So you’ve got the guy behind as well as her and the wolf. You need to have more than one layer." Credit: David Yarrow — CNN

一張2019辛蒂克勞馥跟一個坐在副駕駛座上有趣的動物的照片,在蒙大拿州內華達市所拍攝。「我很常跟辛蒂工作」Yarrow 說。「她才華洋溢。這是我們第一次實際彼此一起工作。你需要說一個故事。所以你有那個在後面的人跟她與她的狼。你需要有多於一個層次。」

1 wildlife 名,野生生物

2 celebrity 名,名人

3 photographer 名,攝影師

4 reveal 動,揭露

5 secret 名,秘密

6 iconic 形,著名的

7 shot 名,照片

8 bison 名,野牛

9 miserable 形,令人難以忍受的

10 tough 形,堅忍的

11 passenger 名,乘客

12 shogun 名,車子副駕駛座位,獵槍

13 brilliant 形,才華洋溢的

14 actually 副,實際地

15 layer 名,層次

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