本週希望你別錯過的三件事:


<科技要聞> iPhone 11


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話說九月份蘋果新手機就要上市啦,隨著日子一天一天的逼近,越來越多的非官方設計圖也在網路上蔓延。

據說蘋果的iPhone 11 會有三個鏡頭,然後大家都說整個相機區塊凸成一個方形好醜,還說前蘋果設計長Jony Ive可能無法認同這設計,也不願自己和這樣的設計扯上關係而離職...

哈哈,有可能啦

來看科技媒體Cnet的預測關於鏡頭的關鍵句,大家都可以用英文來聊幾句喔

 – True

-So lets for a second assume that is true, there is a silver lining.

-The camera bump will stick out less than in previous iPhone models based on the dimension of these leaks,

-and will lie almost flush with the back of the phone especially when it's covered with the case.

-好吧!我們就假設這些曝光的iPhone 11 的草圖是真的,這背後還是有好消息,

-相機的那塊四方形的突起,和前幾代iPhone 比較起來,凸出的程度會比較小,

-而你把它擺在桌上的時候,幾乎會和手機的整個背面齊平,尤其是你有幫手機戴上保護套的時候。


  • silver lining:  銀色的內在,lining 是內襯的意思。指的通常是『禍中有福、否極泰來』
  • 重要片語: Every cloud has a silver lining: 每一朵雲背後都有陽光
  • camera bump: 手機相機凸起來那一塊
  • stick out:  突出
  • lie flush with :與什麼齊平,在上文中,整個句子的重音擺在flush (就是齊平的副詞),學起來!

<國際要聞> Hong Kong protest

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Hong Kong protesters throng streets peacefully in pouring rain

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters rallied peacefully in Hong Kong on Sunday, filling major thoroughfares under torrential downpours in the eleventh week of what have been often violent demonstrations in the Asian financial hub.

Sunday's turnout showed that the movement still has broad-based support despite the ugly scenes witnessed in recent days when protesters occupied the Chinese-ruled city's airport, a move for which some activists apologized.

It was the calmest weekend protest since the latest demonstrations against perceived creeping Beijing influence in the former British colony began.

"They've been telling everyone we're rioters. The march today is to show everyone we are not," said a 23-year-old named Chris, who works in marketing and was dressed all in black, including a scarf covering his face and baseball cap.

"It does not mean we won't keep fighting. We will do whatever is necessary to win, but today we take a break, then we reassess."

One protester shouted at others who were jeering at police, "Today is a peaceful march! Don't fall into the trap! The world is watching us," prompting the group to move on.

Late in the evening, some demonstrators were urging others to go home and rest.


把馬路塞爆 = throng the street :throng [θrɔŋ] v. 向街道群集; 蜂擁而至; 紛至沓來

傾盆大雨 = pouring rain: [[pɔrɪŋ] 那個雨像是用倒的一樣

和平的遊行 = rally peacefully: rally [ˈræli]  召集、集合、示威

廣泛的支持=broad-based support: 有廣泛基礎的支持

嘲弄警察= jeering the police:   jeer [dʒɪr] 嘲弄、揶揄、戲弄


<經濟預測>世界經濟衰退的可能?


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來聽聽世界金融專家的預言吧,雖然說,這些專家中也很少人有精準預測過2000年的網路泡沫,還有2008 年的金融海嘯,我們.... 還是參考參考專家的說法吧!

大部分的人是說:美國經濟陷入衰退的機率提高了。但是好像還沒有真正進入衰退

還有一種講法是說:真正該擔心的,就是大家很喜歡擔心的這件事情。

還有一種說法是:我們通常都無法預見衰退的到來,直到我們已經身在其中。來聽聽這些專家怎麼說?


CNN 記者是這樣問的

 – CNN

Is the American economy growing for more than a decade now, suddenly risk of stalling, even tipping into recession?

there is no guarantee of that, but there are plenty of warning signs.

-美國經濟在成長一個世紀之後,現在是不是有停滯的風險,甚至開始走入衰退?

-並不是說一定會走入衰退,但是有出現很多的警訊?

#stalling: stall [stɔl] :陷入泥巴、進退維谷、引擎熄火停止、飛機失速等

#tipping into: 傾斜、翻倒,在這邊就是『陷入衰退』


數據所顯示的是這樣

 – consumer spending

-In the second quarter, consumer spending was up, 

-consumer spending is a huge piece of the American economy, and the Trump administration says this is proof to them there is not really a recession threat ahead

-but business investment drop in the second quarter, that is a potential sign of trouble.

在第二季的時候,(美國的)消費者支出確實是上升的

消費者支出市占美國經濟GDP 的一大塊(68%),而川普團隊就拿這個數據來證明說『哪有什麼衰退』

然而,要注意的是企業的投資支出在第二季卻是下滑的,那看起來會有點令人擔心 。


呼!世界真的發生好多事,多到有點來不及跟上了。

Jeff 只想說,不論我們在哪一個行業,世界的變化都和我們息息相關

工作之餘,了解時事,也要想想自己對於未來的佈局。共勉之~




晚安,咱們下一篇見!