Jun 5, 2009

VOA Special English - Weekly Report

しばらく放置していたVOA update のお知らせ。ちょっと眺めてみるか。

So You Want To Make Your Mother Happy? Become a Doctor
On SCIENCE IN THE NEWS: A look at the process in the U.S., which has more than 120 medical colleges.

Parsley: Not Just Another Pretty Green
On AGRICULTURE REPORT: Advice for growing the plants.

Cape May, a Beach Town With Waves of History
On THIS IS AMERICA: A visit to a small city in New Jersey that is celebrating its 400th anniversary.

Hooray for Hollywood!
On PEOPLE IN AMERICA: Cecil B. DeMille, Samuel Goldwyn and Louis Mayer helped make Hollywood the center of the movie industry.

Painter Takes Art Therapy to Young People in Uganda
On DEVELOPMENT REPORT: Former child captives of rebels worked with American artist Ross Bleckner, a U.N. goodwill ambassador.

Heart to Heart: Some Heartfelt Expressions
On WORDS AND THEIR STORIES: Do you wear your heart on your sleeve?
・・・これは面白そう。heart を含んだ慣用句の話ですね。

Woman in the News: Judge Sonia Sotomayor
On IN THE NEWS: President Obama's nominee, if confirmed by the Senate, will be the first Hispanic justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Short Story: 'Rappaccini's Daughter' by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Part 2
On AMERICAN STORIES: A young man falls under the influence of a beautiful young woman. Last of two parts.

Jobs and the Slow Road to Economic Recovery
On ECONOMICS REPORT: Many experts believe the U.S. recession will end soon. But the housing market is unlikely to recover until employment improves.

Map Whizzes Test Their Skills at the National Geographic Bee
Also on AMERICAN MOSAIC: A question from China about the actress Meryl Streep. And music from Green Day’s new album.
・・・National Geographic Bee をチェックしよう。

Studying in the US: A Lesson in Personal Finance, Part 2
On EDUCATION REPORT: A law that goes into effect in February will place new restrictions on credit cards for people under 21. Part 36 of our Foreign Student Series.

American History Series: Search for Gold Drives Settlers to the West
On THE MAKING OF A NATION: After the first settlers in Colorado reported finding gold, the rush was on. Many people never found riches, but they stayed to become farmers or storekeepers.

Study Says Smoking Bans Do Not Hurt Jobs in Bars, Restaurants
On HEALTH REPORT: The findings come as Wisconsin and North Carolina -- America's top tobacco producing state -- pass smoke-free laws.

Piracy Wave Hits Ships of All Flags Near Somalia
On EXPLORATIONS: Somali pirates have demanded and received millions of dollars for the release of seized ships and hostages.

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