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發布時間:2016-12-05 作者: 來源于:昂立外語網站

Directions: Talk on the following topic for at least 3 minutes. Be sure to make your point clear and supporting details adequate. You should also be ready to answer any questions raised by the examiners during your talk. You need to have your name and registration number recorded. Start your talk with “My name is ...” “My registration number is ...”


Read the following passages:

Uber's self-driving vehicles have hit the streets of San Francisco as shown in recent snapshots and video footage taken by the public, which have surfaced on social media in no time. Uber has confirmed that it is already testing its self-driving cars in California, but it is not yet available as a transport service like the fleet currently ferrying passengers in Pittsburgh.

"A handful of cars equipped with advanced driver safety and self-driving technology are now being tested in the Bay Area," an Uber spokesperson said in a Tech Crunch interview. "These are for internal research use only."

Uber also maintained that the research nature of the vehicle's presence in San Francisco means that a driver is always present. It also stressed that the field trial aims to test its new service in different environments to ensure the success and improvement of passenger safety.


Questions for reference:

1. Do you know the company Uber and what service does it provide?

2. What consequence would the popularization of self-driving cars bring about?

3. Will you ride on a self-driving car? And why?



1. Safety can be improved and traffic congestion mitigated.

2. Time spent in driving can be saved for more important things.

3. Ride-sharing cuts emission of harmful gases.



1. Unemployment of Drivers, especially Cab Drivers.

2. Safety and Security. (Driver-less cars are vulnerable to cyber-attacks)



Briefing to Executive Board on Zika Situation



Distinguished members of the commission, representatives of Member States, ladies and gentlemen, welcome to this briefing on the Zika situation. I will give you a brief history of this disease and explain why WHO is so deeply concerned. The Zika virus was first isolated in 1947 from a monkey in the Zika forest of Uganda. Its historical home has been in a narrow equatorial belt stretching across Africa and into equatorial Asia. 




For decades, the disease, transmitted by mosquito, slumbered, affecting mainly monkeys. In humans, Zika occasionally caused a mild disease of low concern. In 2007, Zika expanded its geographical range to cause the first documented outbreak in the Pacific island. The situation today is dramatically different. Last year, the virus was detected in the Americas, where it is now spreading explosively.




As of today, cases have been reported in 23 countries and territories in the region. The level of alarm is extremely high. Arrival of the virus in some places has been associated with a steep increase in the birth of babies with abnormally small heads . A causal relationship between Zika virus infection and birth malformations has not yet been established, but is strongly suspected. 




WHO is deeply concerned about this rapidly evolving situation, because of the potential for further international spread and the absence of vaccines, specific treatments, and rapid diagnostic tests. Moreover, conditions associated with this years El Nino weather pattern are expected to increase mosquito populations greatly in many areas. The level of concern is high, as is the level of uncertainty. Questions abound. We need to get some answers quickly.






Message on World Refugee Day




Globally, conflicts have uprooted more than 65 million people from their homes. Violence and persecution, are driving people to flee their countries in search of safety , or to cross international borders as refugees. Others are living in long-term exile, as solutions to protracted conflicts remain elusive. At the end of 2015, there were 21.3 million refugees, 3.2 million people in the process of seeking asylum, and 40.8 million people internally displaced within their own countries.




World Refugee Day is a moment for honouring the courage and resilience of those forced to flee. It is also a moment for paying tribute to the communities and States that receive and host them, often in remote border regions affected by poverty, instability and underdevelopment, and beyond the gaze of international attention. Nine out of ten refugees are today living in poor and middle income countries close to situations of conflict.




With anti-refugee rhetoric so loud, it is sometimes difficult to hear the voices of welcome. But these do exist, all around the world. In the past year, in many countries and regions, we have witnessed an extraordinary outpouring of compassion and solidarity, as ordinary people and communities have opened their homes and their hearts to refugees, and States have welcomed new arrivals even while already hosting large numbers of refugees.




There is an urgent need to build on and amplify these positive examples. The UN High-Level Plenary of the General Assembly on Addressing Refugee Crisis will offer a historic opportunity to agree a global compact, which commits us to shared responsibility and collective action for refugees. We must stand together with the millions of men, women and children who flee their homes each year, to ensure that their rights and dignity are protected wherever they are. 




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