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走遍美国:The Community Center ACT III

宣布工夫:2012-02-27内容泉源:VOA英语学习网

ACT III

Hi, everyone. Sorry I'm late. 嗨,列位好。很负疚我迟到了。

But Alexandra and I 但Alexandra和我

have been busy at work this morning 一早上都在忙事变

on the community-center project. 为社区中央的方案。

And we brought someone along who can help. 并且我们带来一些可以协助我们的人。

You remember Charles Maxwell, Grandpa? 你记得Charles Maxwell吗, 爷爷?

He's the editor of the Riverdale paper. 他是Riverdale报的编辑。

He wrote some nice articles on Mom 他写了一些引见妈妈的好文章

when she was running for the school board. 在妈妈竞选校结合会董事席位时。

Yes, I remember. You were a great help. 是的,我记得。你帮了个大忙。

Hi, Mr. Stewart. 嗨, Stewart老师。

Hope to be a bigger help on the new community-center project. 盼望能在新社区方案这件事上提供更大的协助。

From what Robbie and Alexandra have told me, 从Robbie和Alexandra通知我的状况看来,

you people are making one big story. 你们正在制造一件大旧事。

Let me introduce you, Mr. Maxwell. 让我给你引见一下,Maxwell老师。

This is Nat Baker, 这是Nat Baker,

who's responsible for this meeting, 他是这个集会的担任人,

and this is Joanne Thompson--and Abe Lucas, 这是Joanne Thompson----另有Abe Lucas,

who used to run the drugstore in town. 他过来在镇上运营药房。

Robbie and Alexandra told me    Robbie和Alexandra通知我

what you need to fix up the old library. 你们修复古图书馆所需求的工具。

I am planning to write an editorial that I think will help you. 我方案写一篇报道我以为应该能协助你们。

Let's go. What are your questions? 我就停止吧。你们有哪些题目?

OK. Now, I have ... first ... a couple of questions here. 好,如今, 我有……第一……几个题目。

Have you talked to the community council? 你们跟社区的议谈判过了吗?

And have you had an engineer come in to do an inspection? 你们可有一个工程师来做过反省吗?

OK, what do you need most of all? 好,你们最需求的是什么?

People power. 人力。

Men and women, young and old, to give us their time. 不论男女老幼,请他们奉献工夫。

To do what? 做什么呢?

To help scrub the building interior clean. 帮助把修建的外部擦洗洁净。

So that we can repaint it. 好让我们可以粉刷。

And you also need bodies to do repainting? 你们也需求人来重新粉刷吗?

That's right. 是的。

And we'll also need some ladders 并且我们还需求一些梯子

and some brushes and some paint. 刷子和油漆。

When do you need the volunteers, 你们什么时分需求义工,

and where do they report? 他们去哪儿报到?

I've got the council to agree 我已压服议会

to open the building for us on the next four weekends. 在今后四个周开放那座修建。

How about furnishings? 家具陈设怎样办?

Are there any special requirements that I should list in the paper?有什么特殊的要求要我列在报纸上的?

Yes. 是的。

Here is a copy of all the things we need to start with. 这是我们一开端需求的一切工具的清单。

Let's see. Four desks. 我来看看。四张桌子。

Eight straight-back chairs. Thirty folding chairs. 八张直背椅。三十张折椅。

Six table lamps. Three end tables. One piano. 六盏灯。三张茶几。一架钢琴。

This is a good start. 这是一个好的开端。

These items shouldn't be difficult to come by 这些工具应该是不难弄到的

once I print the article in the paper. 等我将这篇文张登载在报纸上。

This community has always been very generous. 这个社区一直黑白常大方的。

I agree, Mr. Maxwell. 我有同感, Maxwell老师。

What you're saying is, in order for this center to succeed, 你方才所说的是为了使中央能乐成,

we need to put together volunteers 我们需求召募意愿者

from the various generations of future users. 从差别辈份的运用者中。

That's right. 是的。

And without their energy and stamina, 没有他们的膂力和耐力,

there's no way we can complete this project. 我们无法完成这项方案。

I've got it. Now give me some information about 我晓得了。如今通知我

how you see the building being used. 你们方案怎样运用这栋修建。

Oh, here. On the ground floor we have the reception area ... 噢,看这个。在底层我们会有一个欢迎区……

It's here, Robbie. 就在这,Robbie。

Charles Maxwell lived up to his word. Charles Maxwell 兑现了他的信誉。

"At the Stewart family home on Linden Street yesterday, “昨天在Linden街Stewart的家中,

a group of caring Riverdale citizens gathered 一群热心公益运动的Riverdale的住民聚集在一同

to plan the refurbishing of the old library 方案重新整修旧图书馆

to transform it into a new community center. 将它变化成一个新的社区中央。

The original plan by the council 议会原有的方案

was tabled because of lack of funds. 由于缺乏经费而有限期地放置。

The new plan needs you. 这项新方案需求你的帮忙。

You could call it a community unity plan. 你可以称它为社区勾结方案。

It needs your time, and it needs your energy. 它需求你的工夫,需求你的力气。

And it needs your contributions of furniture, 并且也需求奉献你的家具,

paint, brushes, ladders, lamps, et cetera. 油漆,刷子,梯子,灯等等。

A list of these items and a volunteer form 这些物品的清单和义工请求表格

can be picked up at the Riverdale Press offices. 可以到Riverdale Press各服务处讨取。

By working together, 透过配合任务,

this community can do anything to benefit its citizens, 这个社区可做任何造福住民的事变,

and we know you will all work together 我们置信列位会配合着力

towards refurbishing the old library 去重新整修老图书馆

and making it a new community center. 使它成为一个新的社区中央。

Charles Maxwell, Editor." 编辑,Charles Maxwell。”

OK, what do you need most of all?

People power.

Men and women, young and old,

to give us their time.

Pitch in, help out, volunteer!

Give your time, join in, lend a hand!

Pitch in, take part, we need you here!

We can do it with your help, yes we can!

We'll solve our problems one by one.

If we all work together, we'll get the job done.

Pitch in, help out, volunteer!

Roll up your sleeves, take part,

we need you here!

What you're saying is,

in order for this center to succeed,

we need to put together volunteers

from various generations of future users.

PARTICIPATE! COOPERATE! COLLABORATE!

WE NEED YOUR HELP, LET'S GET TO WORK!

Pithc in, help out, volunteer!

Give your time, join in, lend a hand!

Pitch in, take part, we need you here!

We can do it with your help, yes we can!

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