Section2:Changes in Barford Over the Last 50 Years

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Part A :

First of all, let me thank you all for coming to this public meeting, to discuss the future of our town.

首先,我要感谢大家来到这次的公开会议,讨论我们小镇的未来.

Our first speaker is Shona Ferguson, from Barford town council. Shona.

我们的第一个演讲者是绍纳弗格森,来自巴福德镇委员会,绍纳.

Thank you.

谢谢

First I'll briefly give you some background information, then I'll be asking you for your comments on developments in the town.

首先我会简单给你们一些背景信息,然后我会询问你们对城市发展的意见.

Well, as you don't need me to tell you, Barford has changed a great deal in the last 50 years.

你们不需要我来告诉你们,巴福德在过去的50年里已经发生了很大的变化.

These are some of the main changes.

这些都是一些主要的变化.

Fifty years ago, buses linked virtually every part of the town and the neighbouring towns and villages.

五十年前,公交车几乎连接了城市和邻近的城镇以及村庄的所有地方.

Most people used them frequently, but not now, because the bus companies concentrate on just the routes that attract most passengers.

大多数人经常乘坐,但现在不是了,因为巴士公司专注于吸引大多数乘客的路线.

So parts of the town are no longer served by buses.

所以城镇的部分地区不再供应公共汽车.

Even replacing old uncomfortable buses with smart new ones

即使将旧的不舒服的公共汽车更换成智能新车

has had little impact on passenger numbers.

对乘客数量的影响也不大.

It's sometimes said that bus fares are too high,

人们有时说公共汽车票价太高,

but in relation to average incomes, fares are not much higher than they were 50 years ago.

但相对于平均收入来说,比起50年前票价高不了多少.

Changes in the road network are affecting the town.

道路网络的变化正在影响城市.

The centre was recently closed to traffic on a trial basis, making it much safer for pedestrians.

该中心实验性地关闭交通,使其对行人更安全.

The impact of this is being measured.

这带来的影响正在衡量.

The new cycle paths, separating bikes from cars in most main roads,

新的循环路径,在大多数主要道路上将汽车和自行车分离,

are being used far more than was expected, reducing traffic and improving air quality.

现在使用远远超过预期,减少交通并改善空气质量.

And although the council's attempts to have a bypass constructed have failed,

尽管委员会试图建造一个旁路的尝试失败了,但我们还没有放弃说服政府改变主意.

we haven't given up hope of persuading the government to change its mind.

但我们还没有放弃说服政府改变主意.

Shopping in the town centre has changed over the years.

过去几年中市中心购物已经改变了.

Many of us can remember when the town was crowded with people going shopping.

我们中的许多人都会记得这个城市挤满购物的人

Numbers have been falling for several years,

这几年数字一直在下降,

despite efforts to attract shoppers, for instance by opening new car parks.

尽管努力吸引消费者,比如开新的停车场。

Some people combine shopping with visits to the town's restaurants and cafés.

有些人将购物与参观城市的餐馆和咖啡馆结合起来.

Most shops are small independent stores, which is good,

大多数商店都是小型的独立商店,这是好的,

but many people prefer to use supermarkets and department stores in nearby large towns, as there are so few well-known chain stores here.

但许多人更喜欢在附近的大城镇使用超市和百货公司,因为这里著名的连锁店非常少.

Turning now to medical facilities,

谈到医疗设施,

the town is served by family doctors in several medical practices - fewer than 50 years ago,

该镇由家庭医生在几项医疗实践中进行服务--比50年前少,

but each catering for far more patients.

但每一个服务更多的病人.

Our hospital closed 15 years ago, which means journeys to other towns are unavoidable.

我们的医院在15年前关闭了,这意味着到其他城镇的旅程是不可避免的.

On the other hand, there are more dentists than there used to be.

另一方面,这里比过去有有更多的牙医.

Employment patterns have changed, along with almost everything else.

就业模式已经改变,以及几乎所有的一切.

The number of schools and colleges has increased, making that the main employment sector.

学校和大学的数量有所增加,使其成为主要的就业部门.

Services, such as website design and accountancy, have grown in importance,

服务业,如网站设计和会计,重要性有所增加,

and surprisingly, perhaps, manufacturing hasn't seen the decline that has affected it in other parts of the country.

令人惊讶的是,也许,制造业还没像国家其他地区那样有所下降.

Part B :

Now I'll very quickly outline current plans for some of the town's facilities, before asking for your comments.

现在,我会很快地勾勒出当前城市的一些设施的计划,在征求您的意见之前.

As you'll know if you regularly use the car park at the railway station, it's usually full.

正如你所知道的,如果你经常在火车站停车,通常都是满的.

The railway company applied for permission to replace it with a multi-storey car park, but that was refused.

该铁路公司申请许可,用一个多层停车场来取代它,但被拒绝了.

Instead, the company has bought some adjoining land, and this will be used to increase the number of parking spaces.

相反,该公司已经购买了一些毗邻的土地,这将被用来增加停车位的数量.

The Grand, the old cinema in the high street, will close at the end of the year, and reopen on a different site.

格兰德,在高街的老电影院,将在今年年底关闭,并将在不同的地点重新开业.

You've probably seen the building under construction.

你可能看到了正在建设中的建筑.

The plan is to have three screens with fewer seats, rather than just the one large auditorium in the old cinema.

计划是有三个屏幕和更少的作为,而不是像旧电影院里的一个大礼堂.

I expect many of you shop in the indoor market.

我想你们中的许多人在室内市场购物.

It's become more and more shabby - looking, and because of fears about safety, it was threatened with demolition.

它变得越来越破旧了,因为担心安全,它一直受到拆除的威胁.

The good news is that it will close for six weeks to be made safe and redecorated, and the improved building will open in July.

好消息是,它将关闭六周,来将强安全和和重新装修,并且将在七月开放.

Lots of people use the library, including school and college students who go there to study.

许多人使用图书馆,包括学校和大学的学生,他们去那里学习.

The council has managed to secure funding to keep the library open later into the evening,

委员会已设法确保资金,以保持图书馆晚上开放的更晚,

twice a week. We would like to enlarge the building in the not-too-distant future, but this is by no means definite.

每周两次.我们希望在不远的将来扩大建设,但这绝不是一定的.

There's no limit on access to the nature reserve on the edge of town, and this will continue to be the case.

在城市边缘的自然保护区没有进入的限制,这将继续如此.

What will change, though, is that the council will no longer be in charge of the area.

不过,将改变的是,委员会将不再负责该地区.

Instead it will become the responsibility of a national body that administers most nature reserves in the country.

相反,它将成为管理自然保护区的国家机构的责任.

OK, now let me ask you...

好吧,现在让我来问你们…

Question 11 - 15

Choose the correct letter A, B or C

11 In Shona's opinion, why do fewer people use buses in Barford these days?

aThe buses are old and uncomfortable.

bFares have gone up too much.

cThere are not so many bus routes.

显示答案 正确答案: C

12 What change in the road network is known to have benefited the town most?

athe construction of a bypass

bthe development of cycle paths

cthe banning of cars from certain streets

显示答案 正确答案: B

13 What is the problem affecting shopping in the town centre?

alack of parking spaces

black of major retailers

clack of restaurants and cafés

显示答案 正确答案: B

14 What does Shona say about medical facilities in Barford?

aThere is no hospital.

bNew medical practices are planned.

cThe number of dentists is too low.

显示答案 正确答案: A

15 The largest number of people are employed in

amanufacturing.

bservices.

ceducation.

显示答案 正确答案: C

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