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VOA慢速英语2021 俄克拉荷马州餐厅顾客为他人买单

时间:2021-04-08 01:44来源:互联网 提供网友:nan   字体: [ ]
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In the small town of Miami in the central U.S. state of Oklahoma, people do not have as much money as they used to. Many lost their jobs because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some are even homeless.

在美国中部俄克拉荷马州的迈阿密小镇,人们不像以前那么有钱。许多人由于新冠肺炎大流行而失业。有些人甚至无家可归。

At two restaurants – Zack's Café and The Dawg House – customers are now doing their part to help others. When they are ready to pay for their meals, they can add another food item1.

在扎克咖啡馆和热狗屋这两家餐厅,顾客们现在正在尽自己的一份力量来帮助他人。当他们吃完准备买单时,他们可以再点些其它食物。

On the walls in each restaurant are receipts3 for the donated4 meals. A receipt2 is a paper showing what has been purchased. Someone who is hungry can come in, choose a receipt, sit down and have something to eat.

这两家餐厅的墙上都是捐献食物的收据。收据是显示已购买商品的单据。饿了的人可以进来,挑一张收据,坐下来吃点东西。

Jennifer White owns The Dawg House, which opened last September. She sells hot dogs with extra items5 like meat, cheese, and bacon6. She started the idea of the giving wall during the pandemic. Within eight hours, she said she had a wall filled with receipts.

珍妮弗·怀特是去年9月开业的热狗屋的老板。她的店卖热狗,里面放了肉、奶酪和培根等东西。大流行期间她想出了捐赠墙这个想法。她说,不到8个小时,墙上就已经贴满了收据。

The Dawg House only has eight tables, so not that many people can visit at one time. But in six months, customers have purchased 600 extra meals. Some who had no money at the time took down the receipts to eat and then returned to pay for more meals so someone else could eat. Others would buy their own meal and then pay for another 10 or 50.

热狗屋只有8张桌子,因此不能同时接待太多人用餐。但是在6个月里,顾客们额外购买了600份饭。有些人当时没钱,进来拿收据吃饭,然后又回来买了更多饭让别人吃。还有些人会自己买单后另外再买下10或50份饭。

"That says a lot about how amazing our community is," White said.

怀特表示:“这说明我们的社会是多么让人惊喜。”

Lasay Castellano recently left Zack's Café to return to school. She said the restaurant serves about 600 people a day. And she has been putting up the receipts for two months.

拉塞·卡斯特里亚诺最近离开了扎克咖啡馆回到了学校。她说,这家餐厅每天大约有600人用餐。她这两个月一直在张贴收据。

"We have a lot of homeless people here," she said. "We're having a hard time keeping the receipts on the wall."

她说:“我们这里有很多人无家可归。我们很难把收据维持在墙上。”

The town of Miami has not just been hurt by the health crisis7. Two large snowstorms8 in February forced many people without homes into hotels. However, the town is beginning to return to normal activities. The area's casinos have reopened and restaurants now welcome people for in-person meals.

迈阿密小镇不只是受到了这场健康危机的打击。2月份发生的两场大雪灾迫使很多无家可归的人住进了旅馆。但是这个小镇正开始恢复正常活动。该地区的赌场已经重新开放,餐厅现在也开始迎来人们用餐。

White remembered when two parents came in with their children recently. She said, "They seemed like they had a lot going on and got to sit for an hour and a half or so to just have a meal, have fun and laugh, and not worry about how much they were having to spend."

怀特回忆起最近有一对父母带着孩子进来。她说:“他们似乎经历了很多,进来坐了一个半小时就为了吃一顿饭,他们笑啊闹啊,而不用担心要花多少钱。”


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1 item N3Gxr     
n.项目;条款;(消息,情报等的)一条
参考例句:
  • We should go on to the next item for time is short.时间不多了,我们应该谈下一项内容。
  • Put this item on our daily work schedule.把这项工作提到议事日程上来。
2 receipt NUqxw     
n.收据,收条;收到,接到
参考例句:
  • We are in receipt of your letter of the 10th.我们收到了您十日的来函。
  • I asked for a receipt.我要一张收据。
3 receipts dd56421b288ed66bfa4cb2e502fb3c87     
(企业、银行等)收到的款,进款; 收到( receipt的名词复数 ); 收入; 收据; 收条
参考例句:
  • Cash income is calculated by subtracting total trading income from total receipts. 现金收入是从总收入中减去总贸易收入来计算的。
  • The receipts have increased since last year. 自去年起收入已增加。
4 donated b3405a4b3d51a437f1dab08b9e78ec33     
v.(尤指向慈善机构)捐赠( donate的过去式和过去分词 );献(血);捐(血);捐献(器官)
参考例句:
  • The money was donated by a local businessman who wishes to remain anonymous . 这笔款子是当地一位不愿透露姓名的企业家捐赠的。
  • He donated thousands of pounds to charity. 他向慈善事业捐款数千英镑。
5 items 691d502cfd0e0626cd3b058e5682ad1c     
n.物料项目 (任何一种自制或采购的零部件或组装件,如最终产品、部件、子部件、零件或原材料);条( item的名词复数 );一项;一则;一件商品(或物品)
参考例句:
  • Bulky items will be collected separately. 大件物品将分开收集。
  • Customers with ten items or less can use the express lane. 购买十件商品以内的顾客可使用快速购物通道。
6 bacon vPny9     
n.咸肉,熏肉
参考例句:
  • He is frying the bacon.他在煎咸肉。
  • This bacon is too salty for me.这块熏咸猪肉我觉得太咸了。
7 crisis pzJxT     
n.危机,危急关头,决定性时刻,关键阶段
参考例句:
  • He had proved that he could be relied on in a crisis.他已表明,在紧要关头他是可以信赖的。
  • The topic today centers about the crisis in the Middle East.今天课题的中心是中东危机。
8 snowstorms dc80f00edf001fdec6cae7149d79ec91     
n.暴风雪,雪崩( snowstorm的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • However, they can avoid becoming victims of winter snowstorms. 但是,他们有能力避免成为冬季暴风雪的牺牲品。 来自互联网
  • Snowstorms played hell with the flow of city traffic. 暴风雪严重地影响了市内交通。 来自互联网
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