您现在的位置: VOA >> BBC英语 >> 媒体英语 >> 正文

BBC媒体英语 Paris smog 巴黎雾霾

更新时间:2014/3/22 13:17:27 来源:本站原创 作者:佚名

巴黎的司机经历了一天不同寻常的交通限制,这是因为政府为了减少巴黎市的高度空气污染而采取的措施。在3月17日,只有单号车牌的车辆才允许上路。第二天,如果该限制仍旧继续的话,则只有双号车牌的汽车才能上路。

Seven hundred police will be monitoring traffic from early in the morning. If you're caught in an even-numbered car, you're liable to a small fine, and you'll be told to turn back home. There are exceptions for electric and hybrid vehicles, and for cars carrying three or more passengers.

The measure's been tried once before, in 1997, when it's claimed it did have a noticeable impact on improving air quality. However for many people in Paris and the suburbs it's going to mean a day of inconvenience, and delivery companies are already complaining of lost income.

Politically, the stakes are high, because it comes just a week before Parisians start electing their new mayor.

Quiz 听力测验

1. Cars with which type of number plate were allowed to drive in Paris on Monday?
Even-numbered plates.

2. True or false? A hybrid car is only powered by electricity.
False. A hybrid car uses two or more kinds of power.

3. Similar pollution controls were used in Paris in 1997. What happened?
It improved air quality.

4. Why are delivery companies complaining about these latest pollution controls?
They have earned less money.

Glossary 词汇表

monitoring 监控
even-numbered 偶数,双数
hybrid vehicles 混合动力汽车
noticeable 明显的
inconvenience 不便
the stakes are high 存在很高的风险

相关文章列表