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公告 曾靖絜 - 英語學習 | 2021-11-08 | 點閱數: 153

 

  2021.11.09

  https://www.icrt.com.tw/news_lunchbox.php?&mlevel1=7&mlevel2=96&searchDate=2021-11-08

  文字稿// Duck Recorded Talking Like a Person
                Polly want a cracker?

 Have you ever heard of a talking parrot?
 你聽過鸚鵡說話嗎?

 Of course you have. Parrots are famous for being able to speak. Parrots know
 how to copy the way humans talk. 鸚鵡會學人類說話。

 But have you ever heard of a talking duck?
 但是你聽過鴨子說話嗎?

 According to experts, there's a kind of duck that can make sounds like
 people, too. This kind of duck is called a musk duck. Musk ducks are from Australia.
 科學家說澳洲有一種鴨子也會學人類講話。

 Musk ducks are special, because if they spend enough time around people, they
 learn the way people sound. After they learn these sounds, they can make
 similar noises. They sound like they are repeating the words that people say!
 這些鴨子跟著人類久了,就熟悉了人講話的聲音,會發出相同的聲音。

 Musk ducks can copy the sound of other things, too. They copy the sounds of
 other animals, and even noises. There is even a recording of one musk duck
 copying the sound of a car door closing.
 牠們也可以模仿別的動物或是東西發出來的聲音,甚至連關車門的聲音也會。

 That's pretty impressive!
 不簡單吧?

 Are you good at copying sounds like a musk duck?
 你有辦法模仿別人或是別種動物的聲音嗎?

 I think that is very difficult! I don't think I could make the sound of a
 closing car door with my voice!

 Nope… I can't.

D o you know of any other animals that sound like people?
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 Vocabulary
 鴨子跟鸚鵡一樣會學人類講話,這實在很有趣。

 1. Learn 學習。
 I'm learning to speak like a chimpanzee. 我在學黑猩猩講話。
 Why do you want to learn that? 為什麼你要學那個?
 I may need it someday. 也許有一天我要用到。

 2. Copy 模仿,複製。
 Can you copy a duck's sound? 你能模仿鴨子的聲音嗎?
 No, but I can copy my dog's barking. 不行,但是我可以模仿我的狗狗叫聲。

 3. Sound 聲音。
 Some birds can make beautiful sounds. 有的鳥會發出很好聽的聲音。
 I know. I like the sounds of Taiwan hua-mei. 我知道,我喜歡台灣畫眉的叫聲。

 4. Duck 鴨子。
 Look at those baby ducks crossing the street! 你看那些小鴨子過馬路!
 Oh, so cute ! 真可愛。
 They are all following their mom. 牠們都緊緊跟著媽媽。
 That's what baby ducks do. 小鴨子都是那樣。

 Today's words are fun!
 learn 學習
 copy 模仿,複製
 sound 聲音
 duck 鴨子
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Quiz

1. What kind of animal is mentioned in this story?
a. Ducks
b. Dogs
c. Deer

2. Where is this animal from?
a. Taiwan
b. Australia
c. The U.S.

3. What is the name of this animal?
a. Musk duck
b. Devil dog
c. Deranged deer