2013 Year in Review/ 2013年世界大事新闻回顾

2013年接近尾声,回顾一下今年发生的世界大事:天主教会推选出新教宗方济各,中国新领导人习近平上任,科学家成功复制人类干细胞,埃及、乌克兰等多国政变,日本赢得2020年奥运主办权,全球多处气候异常,如袭击菲律宾的超级飓风、埃及开罗百年来首度降雪等,英国前首相撒切尔夫人及南非人权伟人曼德拉逝世。

It’s about the end of 2013, let’s review this year’s top news.  Catholic Church elected their new Pope Francis.  Xi Jinping, China’s new leader took office.  Scientists successfully replicated human stem cells.  Coups were staged in Egypt, Ukraine and other countries.  Japan won bids to host 2020 Olympics.  Global climate anomalies were found: Super Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines; snow covered Egypt for the first time in 100 years.  Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and South African human right hero Mandela died.

 

關鍵字:

1. 回顧(v.) huígù
to look back/ to review

2. 推選(v.) tuīxuăn
to elect/ to nominate

3. 幹細胞(n.) gànxìbāo
stem cell

4. 政變(n.) zhèngbiàn
coup

5. 人權(n.) rénquán
human right

專有名詞中英對照:
天主教會(Roman Catholic)、中國(China)、埃及開羅(Cairo, Egypt)、烏克蘭(Ukraine)、日本(Japan)、菲律賓(Republic of the Philippines)、英國(Britain)、南非(Republic of South Africa)

參考網站:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/trad/multimedia/2013/12/131220_vid_year_ender_montage.shtml
http://www.endmemo.com/events/2013.php

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