距29届北京奥运会还有不到一年的时间了. 在这短短的三百多天的时间里,各项准备工作正紧锣密鼓地加紧进行着, 各个体育场馆等硬件设施也陆陆续续相继完工. 其中还有一项软件工作也在全国范围内正如火如荼地进行着. 当世界正掀起一股汉语热的同时, 中国也正掀起一股全民英语热.为了弘扬奥运理念、加强广大国人对奥运的理解, 不仅社会各界名人、 演艺界、 专家、 学者和运动员们说英语, 广大老百姓也争先恐后地学说英语. 电台、电视台都有迎奥运学英语节目, 就连民办大学、社区夜校等的英语班儿也几乎班班爆满. 有消息说参加英语培训的人员最大的80岁,最小的才5、6岁. 真可谓全民英语热!
上周德国一家电台也曾报道中国迎奥运的准备工作, 其中就报道了国人学英语节目. 北京一家英语培训中心3年前就开始了学习英语迎接奥运活动. 班上七、八十人, 大多是六、七十岁的退休老人. 老人们怀着极高的学习热情, 每天一个英语单词, 三年后这些老人很可能进行简单的英语会话了.
祝他们学习愉快. [text in english]
English Craze for Beijing Olympic Games
There is less than one year time to the 29th Beijing Olympic Games. Within the 300 days all preparations are going smoothly. The hardware like stadiums and sport arenas are being finished one after another. One of the software is also going on like fire throughout the country. While the world is learning Chinese, China is catching on an English craze.
In order to carry forward the Olympic spirit and better to enhance the understanding of Olympic, not only speak famous persons out of different areas, artists, specialists and sportsmen, but also civilians would like to learn English. Radios and TVs provide English learning programs, even English courses at evening Schools are full of people. It is said that people who attend the English courses are at different ages between 80 and 5 or 6 years old. What a English craze!
Last week a German TV also reported the English craze in China. In order to let more Chinese people be able to speak English, an English evening School offered English courses 3 years ago. In these courses there are around 70 people at age of 60 or 70. These pensioners are highly motivated and learn one new word everyday. In 3 years they will be able to speak simple English.
Enjoy learning English and good luck.