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英语篇#8 City Hall Foundation Stone Ceremony - Robert Black

2024-03-31

英语篇#8 City Hall Foundation Stone Ceremony - Robert Black

2024-03-31
Summary of the Speech:
- Meaning of “city hall”: the administrative building of a municipal市政的 government.
- The City Hall in Hong Kong, however, is a social and cultural center for the whole city. This intention was reflected in the speech of Sir Robert Black at the foundation stone laying ceremony.

Some Important Parts of the Speech:
In planning the construction of this building with its concert, hall theater, library museum, art gallery, and other facilities, government is very conscious of the unique position which Hong Kong occupies in our midst are two great cities with large cosmopolitan populations. Cosmopolitan not only in the sense of peoples of different races and nationalities, but also in terms of Chinese who have come from different provinces, who speak different dialects 方言and who follow different customs.

- Conscious 意识到;察觉到;感觉到/ 有意识的
He's still conscious but he's very badly injured. 他神志还清醒,但伤得很重。
She is very conscious of how she looks. 她很在意自己的外表。

- Cosmopolitan 来自世界各地的;国际大都会的
Hong Kong is a cosmopolitan city. 香港是一个国际大都会。

At Beauty's glance, not only must people work, they must walk in the city. They have built it, they have to live here and express themselves.

- Suggests a connection between beauty, human activity, and the urban environment.
- When people experience beauty, they are not only motivated to work but also to engage with their surroundings actively. The phrase "they must walk in the city" suggests that people are compelled to explore and navigate the urban environment.

- Glance - 迅速地看一眼,扫视 (noun/verb)
He glanced at the email and then deleted it. 他迅速看了一眼电邮就把它删除了。
She took a glance at her watch. 她看了一看手表。

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