Angielski z Obamą 2


Dziś kolejna część ‚Angielskiego z Obamą” Pierwszą można  zobaczyć tu.  Poniżej przedstawiam fragmenty kilku znanych przemówień Obamy. Wycięłam niektóre słowa. Wydrukujcie i spróbujcie słuchając uzupełnić.

Fragment znanej przemowy Baracka Obamy z 2004 roku w której mówił co sprawia, że America is great

If there’s a child on the south side of Chicago who can’t (1)………………………., that matters to me even if it’s not my child. If there’s a senior citizen somewhere who can’t pay for their prescription drugs and having to choose between the medicine and the rent, that makes my life poor even if it’s not my (2)…………………….. . It is that fundamental belief, “I am my brother’s keeper, I am my sister’s keeper,” that makes this country work.

 

Fragment z :2004 Democratic National Convention Keynote Address

Tonight, we gather to affirm the greatness of our Nation — not because of the height of our 3) ……………………., or the power of our military, or the size of our economy. Our pride is based on a very simple 4)…………………, summed up in a declaration made over two hundred years ago:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

That is the true genius of America, a faith — a faith in simple dreams, an insistence on small 5)…………….; that we can tuck in our children at night and know that they are fed and clothed and safe from harm; that we can say what we think, write what we think, without hearing a sudden knock on the door; that we can have an idea and start our own business without paying 6) ………………….; that we can participate in the political process without fear of retribution, and that our votes will be counted — at least most of the time.

Przemowa ‚Together We Thrive: Tucson and America’ Memorial – wygłoszona 12 stycznia 2011, poświęcona pamięci ofiarom strzelaniny w Tuscon. Przemowę ta obejrzało 30 milionów Amerykanów.

Fragment:

You see, when a tragedy like this strikes, it is part of our nature to demand 7) ……………………. to try and pose some order on the chaos and make sense out of that which seems senseless. Already we’ve seen a national conversation commence, not only about the motivations behind these killings, but about everything from the merits of gun safety laws to the adequacy of our mental health system.
And much of this process, of debating what might be done to prevent such tragedies in the future, is an essential 8)………………… in our exercise of self government.
But at a time when our discourse has become so sharply polarized at a time when we are far too eager to 9) ………………………. for all that ails the world at the feet of those who happen to think differently than we do it’s important for us to pause for a moment and make sure that we’re talking with each other in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds.
Scripture tells us that there is evil in the world, and that terrible things happen for reasons that defy human understanding. In the words of Job, “When I looked for light, then came darkness.” Bad things happen, and we have to 10)……………………… simple explanations in the aftermath.
For the truth is none of us can know exactly what 11)………………………… this vicious attack. None of us can know with any certainty what might have stopped these shots from being fired, or what thoughts lurked in the inner recesses of a violent man’s mind. Yes, we have to examine all the facts behind this tragedy. We cannot and will not be passive in the face of such violence.
We should be willing to challenge old assumptions in order to lessen the prospects of such violence in the future.
But what we cannot do is use this tragedy as one more occasion to 12) …………………………………. That we cannot do. That we cannot do.
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GLOSSARY:
tuck in – opatulić przed snem
pose order – zaprowadzić porządek
commence – zaczynać się
merit- tu: zaleta
ail- niedomagać/ dokuczać
scripture – fragment z Biblii
defy human understanding – nie dać się pojąć ludzkim umysłem
Job – (bibilijny) Hiob
vicious- bezwzględny, nieludzki
lurk – czaić się
recesses of a violent man’s mind – w zakamarkach umysłu szaleńca
blog w kongresie
ODPOWIEDZI:
1) read
2) grandparent
3) skyscrapers
4) premise – przesłanka
5) miracles
6) a bribe – łapówka
7) explanations
8) ingredient
9) blame
10) guard against
11) triggered – spowodować, wzbudzić
12) turn on each other – zwrócić się przeciwko sobie