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BBC媒体英语 Germany wins the World Cup 德国庆祝世界杯夺冠

更新时间:2014/7/19 10:26:52 来源:本站原创 作者:佚名

德国举国上下仍在庆祝德国队获得世界杯冠军的喜讯。上周末,德国队在里约热内卢最终以 1-0 的比分击败阿根廷队取得胜利。决赛在 90分钟内打成平手,但德国队依靠小将格策在加时赛的一粒进球锁定了胜局,时隔 24年后第四次夺得世界杯。

Germany's triumph - its first as a unified country to add to West Germany's three World Cups - is the culmination of more than a decade of planning, but far from Mario Gotze's fabulous winning goal at the Maracana being the end of the process, their hope is that this is the start of a period of sustained success. It isn't the end of the road for this wonderful team who were the most consistent, attacking, enterprising squad of Brazil 2014. They have deservedly become the first European side to win the World Cup in South America.

For Argentina, the final was a distillation of their whole tournament. They'll look back in particular at Gonzalo Higuain's horrible miss in the first half and wonder what might have been, but they have showed only sporadically their undoubted talent, and whilst Lionel Messi was named the player of the tournament, he has yet to fulfil his destiny as the supposed heir to Maradona.

Such is Brazil's rivalry with Argentina, the host nation's fans who were at the final were cheering loudly for Germany, the team who'd humiliated them in the semi-finals. Now the rest of the world can join in.

Quiz 听力测验

1. In which stadium in Brazil did Germany win the World Cup final?
The Maracana.

2. True or false? No European country has ever won the World Cup in South America before.
True. The report says 'Germany has deservedly become the first European side to win the World Cup in South America'.

3. Which sporting hero do people in Argentina hope Lionel Messi will resemble?
Maradona.

4. What word, used in the report, describes a situation in which teams compete with one another to win something?
Rivalry.

Glossary 词汇表

triumph 胜利
culmination (经历了长久过程的)结果
sustained 持续的,长期保持的
consistent (行为、表现)始终如一的
distillation 浓缩精华
sporadically 偶尔地
destiny 天意、命运
humiliated (使)蒙羞了耻辱

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