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A:Our story today will talk about “The teacher changed his life”.
B: Steve, a twelve-year-old boy with alcoholic parents, was about to be lost forever, by the U.S. education system. Remarkably, he could read, yet, in spite of his reading skills, Steve was failing. He had been failing since first grade, as he was passed on from grade to grade. Steve was a big boy, looking more like a teenager than a twelve-year-old, yet, Steve went unnoticed until Miss White.
A: Miss White was a smiling, young, beautiful redhead, and Steve was in love! For the first time in his young life, he couldn’t take his eyes off his teacher; yet, still he failed. He never did his homework, and he was always in trouble with Miss White. His heart would break under her sharp words, and when he was punished for failing to turn in his homework, he felt just miserable! Still, he did not study.
B:In the middle of the first semester of school, the entire seventh grade was tested for basic skills. Steve hurried through his tests, and continued to dream of other things, as the day wore on. His heart was not in school, but in the woods, where he often escaped alone, trying to shut out the sights, sounds and smells of his alcoholic home.
A: No one checked on him to see if he was safe. No one knew he was gone, because no one was sober enough to care. Oddly, Steve never missed a day of school. One day, Miss White’s impatient voice broke into his daydreams. “Steve!” Startled, he turned to look at her. “Pay attention!” Steve locked his gaze on Miss White with adolescent adoration, as she began to go over the test results for the seventh grade.
B:“You all did pretty well,” she told the class, “except for one boy, and it breaks my heart to tell you this, but” She hesitated, pinning Steve to his seat with a sharp stare, her eyes searching his face. “The smartest boy in the seventh grade is failing my class!” She just stared at Steve, as the class spun around for a good look. Steve dropped his eyes and carefully examined his fingertips.
A:After that, it was war! Steve still wouldn’t do his homework. Even as the punishments became more severe, he remained stubborn. “Just try it! ONE WEEK!” He was unmoved. “You’re smart enough! You’ll see a change!” Nothing fazed him. “Give yourself a chance! Don’t give up on your life!” Nothing.
B:“Steve! Please! I care about you!” Wow! Suddenly, Steve got it! Someone cared about him? Someone, totally unattainable and perfect, cared about him? Steve went home from school, thoughtful, that afternoon. Walking into the house, he took one look around. Both parents were passed out, in various stages of undress, and the stench was overpowering!
A: He, quickly, gathered up his camping gear, a jar of peanut butter, a loaf of bread, a bottle of water, and this time his schoolbooks. Grim faced and determined, he headed for the woods. The following Monday he arrived at school on time, and he waited for Miss White to enter the classroom. She walked in, all sparkle and smiles! God, she was beautiful.
B: He yearned for her smile to turn on him. It did not. Miss White, immediately, gave a quiz on the weekend homework. Steve hurried through the test, and was the first to hand in his paper. With a look of surprise, Miss White took his paper. Obviously puzzled, she began to look it over. Steve walked back to his desk, his heart pounding within his chest.
A: As he sat down, he couldn’t resist another look at the lovely woman. Miss White’s face was in total shock! She glanced up at Steve, then down, then up. Suddenly, her face broke into a radiant smile. The smartest boy in the seventh grade had just passed his first test! From that moment nothing was the same for Steve.
B:Life at home remained the same, but life still changed. He discovered that not only could he learn, but he was good at it! He discovered that he could understand and retain knowledge, and that he could translate the things he learned into his own life. Steve began to excel! And he continued this course throughout his school life.
A:After high-school Steve enlisted in the Navy, and he had a successful military career. During that time, he met the love of his life, he raised a family, and he graduated from college Magna Cum Laude. During his Naval career, he inspired many young people, who without him, might not have believed in themselves.
B:Steve began a second career after the Navy, and he continues to inspire others, as an adjunct professor in a nearby college Miss White left a great legacy. She saved one boy who has changed many lives. You see, it’s simple, really. A change took place within the heart of one boy, all because of one teacher, who cared.
B: Well, that’s all for our Major story.
A: After a song, we will get into the next part. See you soon.
A:Welcome to the program: Music radio. This part will introduce the latest and hottest songs in the world to you.
A: Harry styles is a British creative singer and actor. Harry styles made his debut in 2010.He has been named the sexiest man of the year by British fashion magazine Glamour three times.He starred in Christopher Nolan's World War II movie Dunkirk.The “Golden” was released onDecember 13, 2019. The rhythm of the whole song ispsychedelic andfair-sounding.
A: Dup Lipa is a female singer and songwriter from England. In 2015,she released her first singleNewLove. In 2018, she won five nominations for the 38th British Music Awards and she is also the most nominated female artist in the history of the British awards.The “Future Nostalgia” was released onDecember 13, 2019. The rhythm of the whole song isdynamic and powerful.
B:Dup Lipa是一位来自英国的女歌手，词曲作家。这首《Future Nostalgia》发行于2019年12月13日。整首歌的节奏较为动感有力。这首歌是Dup想要走出自己舒适区的作品，她想挑战自己，把音乐和她最喜欢的一些经典流行歌曲放在一起。这首歌带有早期Madonna俱乐部舞曲色彩，动感十足。接下来就让我们一起来欣赏这首好听的《Future Nostalgia》。
A: Maroon 5 and Dillon Francis are a men's group and a music producer from the United States. Maroon 5 won the Grammy Award for Best Newcomer in 2005. Francis has released works on multiple labels. He is currently on the Mad Decent label as of 2016.The “Memories” was released onDecember 13, 2019. The rhythm of the whole song ischeerful and moving.
B:Maroon 5和Dillon Francis分别是来自美国的一个男团和一位音乐制作人。这首《Memories》发行于2019年12月13日。整首歌的节奏较为欢快动人。但这首歌却用欢快的节奏唱出最伤感的词，那么美好的回忆，现在再想起，满是悲伤。就让我们在这首音乐中结束今天的Music Radio吧,不要错过接下来的板块，English Inkwell。
A: Welcome to Inkwell. Today we will share a famous speech with you, which is called:How behavioral science can lower your energy bill.
B: How many of you have checked your email today? How many of you are checking it right now? And how about finances? Anybody check that today? Credit card, investment account? How about this week? Now, how about your household energy use? Anybody check that today? A few energy geeks spread out across the room.
A: It’s good to see you guys. But the rest of us -- this is a room filled with people who are passionate about the future of this planet, and even we aren’t paying attention to the energy use that’s driving climate change. The woman in the photo with me is Harriet. We met her on our first family vacation. Harriet’s paying attention to her energy use, and she is decidedly not an energy geek.
B: This is the story of how Harriet came to pay attention. This is coal, the most common source of electricity on the planet, and there’s enough energy in this coal to light this bulb for more than a year. But unfortunately, between here and here, most of that energy is lost to things like transmission leakage and heat. In fact, only 10 percent ends up as light.
A: So this coal will last a little bit more than a month. If you wanted to light this bulb for a year, you’d need this much coal. The bad news here is that, for every unit of energy we use, we waste nine. That means there’s good news, because for every unit of energy we save, we save the other nine.
B: So the question is, how can we get the people in this room and across the globe to start paying attention to the energy we’re using, and start wasting less of it? The answer comes from a behavioral science experiment that was run one hot summer,10 years ago, and only 90 miles from here, in San Marcos, California.
A: Graduate students put signs on every door in a neighborhood, asking people to turn off their air conditioning and turn on their fans. One quarter of the homes received a message that said, did you know you could save 54 dollars a month this summer? Turn off your air conditioning, turn on your fans. Another group got an environmental message.
B: And still a third group got a message about being good citizens, preventing blackouts. Most people guessed that money-saving message would work best of all. In fact, none of these messages worked. They had zero impact on energy consumption. It was as if the grad students hadn’t shown up at all.
A: But there was a fourth message, and this message simply said, "When surveyed,77 percent of your neighbors said that they turned off their air conditioning and turned on their fans. Please join them. Turn off your air conditioning and turn on your fans." And wouldn’t you know it, they did.
B: The people who received this message showed a marked decrease in energy consumption simply by being told what their neighbors were doing. So what does this tell us? Well, if something is inconvenient, even if we believe in it, moral suasion, financial incentives, don’t do much to move us -- but social pressure, that’s powerful stuff. And harnessed correctly, it can be a powerful force for good.
A: Ordinary homeowners and renters have saved more than 250 million dollars on their energy bills, and we’re just getting started. This year alone, in partnership with more than 80 utilities in six countries, we’re going to generate another two terawatt hours of electricity savings.
B:Now, the energy geeks in the room know two terawatt hours, but for the rest of us, two terawatt hours is more than enough energy to power every home in St. Louis and Salt Lake City combined for more than a year. Two terawatt hours, it’s roughly half what the U.S. solar industry produced last year.
A: And two terawatt hours? In terms of coal, we’d need to burn 34 of these wheelbarrows every minute around the clock every day for an entire year to get two terawatt hours of electricity. And we’re not burning anything. We’re just motivating people to pay attention and change their behavior. But we’re just one company, and this is just scratching the surface.
B: Twenty percent of the electricity in homes is wasted, and when I say wasted, I don’t mean that people have inefficient lightbulbs. They may. I mean we leave the lights on in empty rooms, and we leave the air conditioning on when nobody’s home. That’s 40 billion dollars a year wasted on electricity that does not contribute to our well-being but does contribute to climate change.
A: That’s 40 billion -- with a B -- every year in the U.S. alone. That’s half our coal usage right there. Now thankfully, some of the world’s best material scientists are looking to replace coal with sustainable resources like these, and this is both fantastic and essential. But the most overlooked resource to get us to a sustainable energy future, it isn’t on this slide. It’s in this room. It’s you, and it’s me.
B: We did everything that letter told us to do, and still I know there must be more. Now I’m here with a genuine expert. Tell me. What should I do to save energy?" There are many experts who can help answer Harriet’s question. My goal is to make sure we are all asking it.
A:OK, that’s all for today’s English inkwell. Sharing an English song, then go on. Do not miss the important part: Movie Dialogue.
A: Hello, everyone! Here is Movie Dialogue. Today we will introduce a film to all of you, the name is: Damsel.
B:《落难女子》是一部由David Zellner执导，Mia Reid Wasikowska,Robert Pattinson等共同主演的一部西部爱情，黑色幽默类型的电影。该片于2018年6月22日在美国上映。
H: Henry S: Samuel
S:Miniature horse. Named Butterscotch. She’s very rare. Possibly even unique. She’s a living conversation piece. Regular horses don’t have names. They’re just uh, you know, regular.
H:You didn’t say we was leaving town.
S:Well... Why did you think I was paying you so much?
H:Technically speaking, are we in Injun country?
S:Technically speaking, everywhere is Injun country I reckon. What kind of parson are you?
H:You know, just the regular kind. I reckon I’m still a neophyte.
S:What’s that, like a tenderfoot?
H:I don’t know, really. It’s just a fancy word. Heard it being used in Baltimore.
S:Baltimore, is that where you’re from?
S:Never been that far east. Any good?
H:It's fine. Kind of like this place will be in 20 years, I’m sure. So is, uh... Is Butterscotch like a wedding present?
S:Yeah. She’s wanted one for a long time. They’re not easy to find.
H:What’s your, uh, fiancee’s name?
S:Penelope. Did I not say in the telegram?
H:No, you said, uh... Bride to be.
H:Wow. You’re a lucky man. This is a real prize.
S:She’s the most precious thing in the whole world. She like a flower. Beautiful soft and supple skin. Smart. Good at think. Cooking... Good at reading words. What more could you ask for?
H:Sounds like you got a good thing.
S:Yep. And I just want everything to go off well, without a hitch. Pretty fancy, huh?
H:I’ll say. You know, marriage is a big jump. It’s hard. Things don’t always go the way you want them to.
S:Well, that’s what she wants, I reckon. It’s what I want. Ties it all together, big time.
H:Yeah. Sharp one, too. You know, if you want, you can have it to give to Penelope.
S:Those are pretty common. Obliged, though.
S:I appreciate you coming out here with me. And I... I apologize if there is any miscommunication regarding the travel part.
H:That’s fine. I kind of... Kind of like it out here. It’s... uh... It’s peaceful. And uh, it’s good for a man’s soul I guess.
S:You’re absolutely right. Could I share something with you? It’s just a sweet little ballad I wrote for Penelope. I want to play it for her right after we tie the knot. It’s uh... It’s called Honeybun.
H:That was really pretty.
S:Well thank you.
H:Wow. You’re a bonafide troubadour.
H:Samuel! Samuel, you okay? What happened?
S:Catch my breath for a minute.
S:Pass me my canteen.
S:Penelope. She’s been kidnapped.
H:What do you mean?
S:Because she’s a prized possession. You saw her picture.
H:Was that who you went chasing after?
S:No. That was his brother Rufus. He’s not good son of a bitch as well. I had to catch him before he could warn that jackleg.
H:Did you catch him?
S:Yeah. Yeah I did.
H:Why didn’t you just go get the sheriff when it all first happened?
S:Sheriff? What sheriff? It’s the wilderness. Ain’t no jurisdiction around here. Didn’t want to get no authorities involved anyway.
H:Why not at least get a posse?
S:Hired guns? Goosey, it’s unpredictable. I just waned this to be safe and low-profile. That’s why I couldn’t let you be privy to all the details straight away. This kidnap is the most terrible thing that’s ever happened to me.
A: Ok, so much for today’s program. Hope you enjoy it！
B: Edited by LiuJie, Qi Feifei, Zhou Huiran and Chen Ping. Broadcasted by Fei Haoran,Lu Xinyi,Dai Yuwei, XiaoChuli, Luo Wenxiu, Zhang Huiwen, Hao Ruiying and Zhang Yan.
A: See you next time.
B: See you.