【听力】英语专业四级听写120篇,第2期:美国人的名字 Names in America

      PART I    DICTATION [15 MIN ]

      Listen to the following passage. Altogether the passage will be read to you four times. During the first reading, which will be done at normal speed, listen and try to understand the meaning. For the second and third readings, the passage will be read sentence by sentence, or phrase by phrase, with intervals of 15 seconds. The last reading will be done at normal speed again and during this time you should check your work. You will then be given 2 minutes to check through your work once more.

      Please write the whole passage on ANSWER SHEET ONE. Now, listen to the passage.

      Names in America

      Most parents in the United States give their babies a first, middle and last name when they are born. The last name is generally their family name. First names are a different story. Some children's names are also the names of cities, plants or flowers. Religious names from the Bible are also common. Americans even choose names from other countries. Americans are interested in the names that famous actors, entertainers and athletes give their children. Some famous people like names that have been around for many years. Last names as first names are also popular. Middle names have become important because many famous people use them. A middle name is also a way for parents to honor a family member or hero. Some parents give a girl a boy's middle name. Some American women use their former last name as a middle name after they marry.

      美国人的名字

      在美国,大多数父母会为刚出生的小孩取全名,依次是名,中间名和姓。姓通常是家族姓氏。而名就各有来头了。有些孩子的名字取自城市,植物或花卉。从《圣经》里选名字也很普遍。美国人还喜欢挑外国名字或名人名字为孩子取名。美国人喜欢给孩子起知名演员,娱乐人士及运动员的名字。有些名人喜欢那些已经使用了很久的名字。把姓氏用作名字的做法也很流行。由于不少名人都在使用中间名。因此中间名越来越受到重视。中间名也是父母用来纪念某位家庭成员或英雄人物的一种方式。一次家长给女生取一个男生用的中间名。也有些美国妇女用她们结婚前使用的姓作为中间名。

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      • Howard

        不错,不错,贵在坚持

        1年前 (2016-12-07)
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