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Be great at one thing(把一件事做到极致)【每日听力】

今天David英语学习网为大家分享演员Robert Herjavec的一段演讲,他8岁时,跟随父母移民到北美洲。

由于他经常参与家庭事务的处理,在青年时代,他就清晰地认识到金钱的重要性,也认识挣钱的前提,是要有一技之长,要在某方面做得足够好。

一招鲜,吃遍天。

Be great at one thing(把一件事做到极致)

Be great at one thing听力建议

1.先泛听一遍下面的音频,然后记录下自己没有听出来的单词或者连读,然后再听几遍,直到自己把能听懂的全部都听懂为止,剩下的就是新知识啦。

2.可以边听边滑动文本,进行精听校对,弄懂所有生词、表达以及连读的地方。

3.闭上眼睛,再次盲听,感受自己的进步。

这是一个磨耳朵的过程,每天听几分钟,听力水平自然就会突飞猛进~

Be great at one thing听力材料

Be great at one thing听力原文

You know when we were, when I was younger my parents didn’t speak any English, and like many immigrants, since I was a little kid, I was 8 years old when we came to North America.

在我还小的时候,我的父母不讲英语,就像很多移民一样。我们来北美的时候,我还是个孩子,当时才八岁。

And so I had to read the contracts, you know, my dad, when my dad bought a house, I had to read the mortgage and go through the paperwork. 

我爸爸买房子的时候,我必须读合同,包括贷款合同,还有其它文件。

And when I was around 18 or 17, I looked at, being, at that point, we were, you know lower middle class, and I said, how do I get from where I am to where I need to be? 

在我十七八岁的时候,那时我们勉强算得上是中产阶级,我思考,现有条件如此,我怎样才能实现梦想?

And so I started calculating how much money I would have to make in order just to buy a house. 

所以,我开始计算,要挣多少钱,才能买房子。

And then I added the taxes into it and all the other stuff, and I realized how difficult it was going to be to accumulate capital, because that’s the hardest thing to do is to accumulate capital. 

算上税收,还有其它项目,我意识到,存钱是多么困难的事情,因为世界上最难的事情就是存钱。

It’s one thing to get paid a lot of money, but if you look at the tax system in North America, it’s really hard to amass capital. 

收入高,这是一回事。但是,要是你仔细看看北美的税收系统,你就会明白,积累资金是很难的。

And I just decided that I didn’t want to be where I was. I didn’t want to be middle class or lower middle class or mediocre. I just wanted to be great at something. 

我决定,我不想重蹈覆辙,我不想成为中产阶级,或者平庸之辈,我想在某方面有所建树。

Because I figured out that the people that I saw that were doing great things were fundamentally great at one thing. 

因为,我发现,那些正在做了不起的事情的人,归根到底,他们都很擅长某一件事。

Nobody makes you wealthy, because you’re okay at something. The world does not reward mediocrity, nor does it reward average. It only rewards exceptional. 

如果你的水平仅仅是过得去,没有人能让你富裕。平庸之辈得不到世界的青睐,他们无法得到回报。这个世界总是对出色的人更友好。

So you got to find that one thing that you’re good at, and you got to become great at it. 

所以,你必须找到你的长处,并且要能做到最好。

Be great at one thing【重点词汇&表达】

immigrant [ˈɪmɪɡrənt]

移民;移民的;

North America

北美洲;

mortgage [ˈmɔːɡɪdʒ]

抵押;抵押贷款;

go through the paperwork

通读文件;翻阅资料;

lower middle class

中产阶级的下层;

accumulate capital

积累资本;

get paid a lot of money

挣到很多钱;

middle class

中产阶级;

mediocre [ˌmiːdiˈəʊkə(r)]

平凡的;普通的;

be great at

精通…;善于…;

figure out

想明白;理解;

mediocrity [ˌmiːdiˈɒkrəti]

平庸;平庸之才;

exceptional [ɪkˈsepʃənl]

非凡的;例外的;

【典型连读】

since I was a little kid

get paid a lot of money

好了,今天的听力就到这里啦!

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