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英語篇#13 Landing a Man on the Moon - John Kennedy (系列最後一集)


英語篇#13 Landing a Man on the Moon - John Kennedy (系列最後一集)

Summary of the Speech:
- Explain how the Soviets were overtaking the power and US needed to make a move.
- Asked Congress for funds to support this moon mission.
- Also asked for funds to improve space satellites for communication, nuclear rockets, and satellites for world-wide weather observation.

Some Important Parts of the Speech:
“Finally, if we are to win the battle that is now going on around the world between freedom and tyranny, the dramatic achievements in space which occurred in recent weeks should have made clear to us all, as did the Sputnik in 1957, the impact of this adventure on the minds of men everywhere, who are attempting to make a determination of which road they should take.”

- Dramatic 戲劇性的;激動人心的/ 戲劇的;表演的
A dramatic change/improvement 戲劇性的變化/改善
We watched scenes of the dramatic rescue on the news. 我們在新聞中看到了驚心動魄的救援場面

“Now it is time to take longer strides --time for a great new American enterprise企業;--time for this nation to take a clearly leading role in space achievement, which in many ways may hold the key to our future on earth.”

- Stride 進展,進步/ 大步,闊步 (n), 大步快走,闊步行進 (v)
The group has made strides to expand internationally. 這個集團在拓展國際市場方面獲得很大的進展
She strode purposefully up to the desk and demanded to speak to the manager. 她果斷地大步走到桌前,要求見經理

“First, I believe that this nation should commit承諾 itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth.”

- Decade 10年
- Century 100年
- Millennium 1000年



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