[時事英文] Barbara Bush, America’s First Lady and Loving Grandmother

[時事英文] Barbara Bush, America’s First Lady and Loving Grandmother

[時事英文] Barbara Bush, America’s First Lady and Loving Grandmother

很遺憾的,昨天我們又喪失一位好榜樣、美國前第一夫人芭芭拉·布希。讓我們透過以下的文章來學習她令人欽佩的一生:

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The widely respected former First Lady of the United States, Barbara Bush, passed away Tuesday evening at the age of 92 after choosing to forgo medical treatments. She was the wife of the 41st President of the United States, George H.W. Bush, and the mother of the 43rd President, George W. Bush.

widely respected 廣受尊敬

passed away 去世

forgo medical treatment 放棄接受治療

comfort care 靜養療護

hospice care 安寧療護

comfort vs hospice care: https://goo.gl/pSQNZZ

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Outside her roles as a loving wife and mother, Barbara Bush is deeply loved and respected by the American people for her outspoken, humorous, and accommodating nature, and her devotion to education issues. The image of her silver hair and pearl necklaces will live on in the hearts of all Americans.

outside the role of… 在角色…之外

be deeply loved and respected by….深受…的喜愛和尊重

outspoken 坦率直言的

accommodating nature 包容的丶隨和的個性

the image of her silver hair and pearl necklaces 她滿頭銀髮、珍珠項鏈的形象

live on in the hearts of… 活在…的心中

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Barbara’s public image of down-to-earth kindness, along with her self-deprecating sense of humor was no match for the glamor of America’s most fashionable first lady, Jacqueline Kennedy, but the silver-haired first lady was always willing to wear fake pearl jewelry, dine on takeaway Mexican burritos, and joke about herself. The press has dubbed her as America’s “First Grandmother" who stole the public’s heart.

down-to-earth kindness 腳踏實地的善良

self-depreciating sense of humor 自嘲的幽默感

no match for 無法匹敵

glamor of… …的魅力

wear fake pearl jewelry 戴假珍珠首飾

dine on takeaway Mexican burritos 把外賣墨西哥捲餅當作一餐

dub her as… 戲稱她為…

stole the public’s heart 偷走了大家的心

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During Barbara Bush’s appointment as first lady, the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy was established, and her royalties for multiple publications was devoted to eliminating illiteracy.

During her appointment as… 在她當任…的期間內

establish a foundation 建立基礎

royalties from multiple publications 來自多本出版作品版稅

eliminate illiteracy 掃除文盲/掃盲

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In 1988, Barbara wanted of herself: “I hope to be known as a wife, a mother, and a grandmother. I want people to remember that I am a person who cares about others. One who tried very hard to help more Americans become literate.

expected of herself 對自己期許

literate 識字

I hope to be known as… 我希望人們記得我是…

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It seems that her wish has come true. Bush said this about his mother this Tuesday, " My dear mother has passed on at age 92. Laura, Barbara, Jenna, and I are sad, but our souls are settled because we know hers was. Barbara Bush was a fabulous First Lady and a woman unlike any other who brought levity, love, and literacy to millions. To us, she was so much more. Mom kept us on our toes and kept us laughing until the end. I’m a lucky man that Barbara Bush was my mother. Our family will miss her dearly, and we thank you all for your prayers and good wishes.”

brought levity and love 帶來的直率和愛

keep us on our toes 令我們經常提高警覺

until the end 直到最後

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Obama and his wife, Michelle, said in a statement that Barbara Bush was “an example of the humility and decency that reflects the very best of the American spirit.”

humility and decency 謙遜和正直

reflect/show the very best of the American spirit 呈現了美國精神最好的一面

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Barbara Bush has brought many love, and literacy skills to read and write to millions of people. She was not without her faults, but she lived life to the fullest and served as a role model for us all.

live life to the fullest 活得盡情

live a life worth living 過得有意義的一生

serve as a role model for us all 當大家的榜樣

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同學們,這才是我們應該學習的好榜樣!!!

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Article by Eric Yang

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Biography: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JSKreVk4Us

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAlyc5Q63yw

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Sources:

http://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-barbara-bush-20180417-story.html

http://www.storm.mg/article/426059

https://www.voachinese.com/a/barbara-20180417/4353797.html

https://cn.nytimes.com/obits/20180417/barbara-bush-dead/zh-hant/dual/

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/17/opinion/barbara-bush-a-first-lady-without-apologies.html

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