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八月份 第 09 課

  • 歷史上的今天------>
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  • (2009-08-13)------

  • France, Germany End Recessions
  • 德國法國經濟衰退結束
  •   The German and French economies showed growth in the second quarter of the year, ending their recessions.
  • 德國和法國的經濟在今年第二季度出現增長,結束各自的經濟衰退。

  •   Germany's Federal Statistics Office said Thursday the country's gross domestic product, which measures all goods and services made within the nation, increased 0.3 percent over the same quarter in 2008 when adjusted for seasonal factors.
  • 德國聯邦統計辦公室星期四說,在調整季節因素後,今年第二季度的國內生產總值與 2008 年同期相比增長 0.3 個百分點。

  •   France's finance minister said Thursday her country's GDP also rose 0.3 percent in the second quarter, after a year of decreases.
  • 法國財長星期四說,法國的國內生產總值同樣在第二季度增長 0.3 個百分點,結束了一年的下降。

  •   Economists had predicted that the GDPs of both countries would fall about 0.3 percent.
  • 經濟學家之前預測德國和法國的國內生產總值會下降大約 0.3 %。

  •   Official data from the European Union says the recession eased substantially in the 16 countries that use the euro.
  • 歐盟的官方數字顯示,16 個歐元區國家的經濟衰退已經在很大程度上得到緩解。

  •   Output across the EU fell only 0.1 percent in the second quarter, a huge improvement after plunging a record 2.5 percent in the previous quarter.
  • 歐盟今年第二季度的產出僅下降 0.1 %,比上個季度猛跌創記錄的 2.5 % 有很大的改善。


  • (2009-08-13)------

  • Swine Flu Deaths Rise in India
  • 印度甲型 H1N1 流感死亡人數上升
  •   The death toll from the H1N1 swine flu virus is edging higher in India even as officials race to prevent more infections.
  • 印度甲型 H1N1 流感的死亡人數逐漸上升,儘管印度官員加緊工作以防止更多的病毒感染。

  •   Officials said Thursday 20 people have now died from the virus.
  • 有關官員星期二說,已經有 20 人死於甲型 H1N1 流感。

  •   The most recent victim a 26-year-old mother of two from Bangalore who worked as a private school teacher.
  • 最新的一名死者是來自班加羅爾一名 26 歲的兩個孩子的母親;她也是一所私立學校的教師。

  •   Thursday marked the first day schools, colleges and movie theaters in Mumbai shut down as part of a government effort to stop the virus from spreading.
  • 星期四是孟買中小學、大學和電影院關閉的第一天;這是印度政府為阻止病毒傳播所做的部分努力。

  •   Authorities say an estimated 1,100 schools will be closed one week in the commercial city.
  • 當局說,這座商業中心的大約 1100 所學校將關閉一個星期的時間。

  •   Indian Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad is urging anyone who thinks they may have symptoms to stay home.
  • 印度衛生部長阿扎德敦促任何認為自己可能有流感症狀的人待在家裏。

  •   More than 1,200 people in India have tested positive for the virus but thousands more have been rushing to hospitals for tests.
  • 印度有超過 1200 人病毒檢驗結果呈陽性,還有幾千人在趕往醫院進行檢驗。


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