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Follow your passion(遵从自己的热情)【每日听力】

今天我们分享亚马逊创始人贝佐斯的一段演讲。

他谈到了自己从安稳的工作走向创业的一段经历,一切起源于一个数字–2300%,这是当时互联网使用量的年增长率。由此发现了网络书店的商机。经过一番深思熟虑后,他决定放弃待遇优厚的工作,开始创业。

他说:尝试后,即便失败了,我也不会后悔。但如果不去尝试,那么我会一直对此耿耿于怀。

如今,亚马逊已成为美国最大的电子商务公司,作为创始人的贝佐斯也经常登顶富豪榜。

Follow your passion(遵从自己的热情)【每日听力】

Follow your passion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~

Follow your passion听力材料

Follow your passion听力原文

I got the idea to start Amazon 16 years ago. 

我想到要创办亚马逊,是在十六年前。

I came across the fact that Web usage was growing at 2,300 percent per year. I’d never seen or heard of anything that grew that fast. 

我发现,网络使用正在以每年2300%的增长速度在发展。我从来没有看到过什么东西增长得这么快。

And the idea of building an online bookstore with millions of titles, something that simply couldn’t exist in the physical world, was very exciting to me. 

创办一个藏书几百万册的网络书店,而它在现实世界中根本不会存在,这个想法令我很激动。

I just turned 30 years old, and I’d been married for a year. I told my wife Mac Kenzie that I wanted to quit my job and go do this crazy thing that probably wouldn’t work since most startups don’t, and I wasn’t sure what would happen after that. 

当时,我刚刚满30岁,结婚一年。我告诉我的妻子Mac Kenzie,我想辞职,做一件疯狂的事情,它可能不会成功,因为很多创业者的项目也是如此,而且我不确定接下来还会发生什么。

I was working at a financial firm in New York City with a bunch of very smart people, and I had a brilliant boss I much admired. 

当时,我正在纽约的一个金融公司工作,我的同事都非常聪明,我有一个非常优秀的老板,我很钦佩他。

I went to my boss and told him I wanted to start a company selling books on the Internet. 

我去找老板,告诉他,我想开个公司,在网上卖书。

He took me on a long walk in Central Park, listened carefully to me, and finally said, that sounds like a really good idea, but it would be an even better idea for someone who didn’t already have a good job. 

他带我去中央公园散步了很久,他认真地倾听我的想法,然后说,这听起来是个很不错的主意,但是,对于一个没有你现在这么好的工作的人而言,它的意义大得多。

That logic made some sense to me, and he convinced me to think about it for 48 hours before making a final decision. 

他说的道理,我也认可。他说服我,让我考虑48个小时,再做决定。

Seen in that light, it really was a difficult choice, but ultimately, I decided I had to give it a shot. 

从那个角度来看,要做选择真的很难,但是,最终,我还是决定试一下。

I didn’t think I’d regret trying and failing. And I suspected I would always be haunted by a decision to not try at all. 

我认为,如果我尝试了但是失败了,我也不会后悔。我猜,如果当初决定不去尝试,那么我会一直对此耿耿于怀。

After much consideration, I took the less safe path to follow my passion, and I’m proud of that choice.

考虑再三之后,我选择了不那么安稳的道路,追随我的内心热爱的事情。我为自己的这个决定感到自豪。

Follow your passion【重点词汇&表达】

get the idea to do sth.

产生做某事的想法;

come across

偶遇;无意中发现;

online bookstore

在线网上书店;

physical world

物理世界;自然世界;

startup

初创企业;创业公司;

financial firm

金融企业;

a bunch of

一群;一束;一堆;

Central Park

纽约中央公园;

make sense

有意义;讲得通;

seen in that light

从那个角度来看;

give it a shot

试一试;进行尝试;

be haunted by

被…所困扰;

after much consideration

经过深思熟虑;

follow my passion

追随我内心的热情;

【典型连读】

exist in the physical world

I had a brilliant boss

I went to my boss

think about it for 48 hours

好了,今天的听力就到这里啦!

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每天一小段,相信日积月累的力量 !

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