2014年3月中级口译听力真题 Spot Dictation 含解析
2013年秋季上海中高级口译考试于今日9月15日开考，白宫英语在考后第一时间提供真题、解析、答案信息，本文为2013年9月中级口译听力真题 Spot Dictation 部分，由沪江网校提供。
Good afternoon, folks! Today's topic is try jogging for fitness. When we run for fitness, exercise and pleasure, it is commonly called jogging. Jogging has become very popular in recent years. The popularity of jogging today stems from several factors. First, jogging is one of the most efficient forms of exercise. As a rule, a person jogging burns up more calories per minute than in most other sports. Running, like biking, swimming, and brisk walking, is an aerobic exercise. Such an exercise uses a great deal of oxygen. In addition, it increases the heart rate. Aerobic exercise strengthens the heart muscle so that it pumps more efficiently. This kind of exercise is also one of the best ways to improve our general health and capacity of our lungs. Jogging is also popular because almost every oneof us can take part. Jogging is an activity that doesn't require any unusual skills or special coordination. Jogging is relaxing and fun. Finally, it can be done alone, with another person or in a group. For anyone who runs more than 20 miles a week, it is important to have good running shoes. Tennis shoes or sneakers won't do. Running produces stress that is three times greater than the stress of walking. With this added stress to our feet and legs, we need good shoes. The shoes should be replaced when they are worn out or worn unevenly. Cold weather poses a few problems for us joggers. The main hazard in winter-running is slipping on ice or snow. There is no danger of freezing our lungs, because our body warms the air before it reaches our lungs. In winter, we should be sure to cover the head and keep our feet as dry and warm as possible. It's best to wear layers of clothing. In summer, we must be careful not to dry out. So it is important for us to drink plenty of water on hot, humid days. The best summer wear is loose-fitting and light-colored.
本文属于一个小演讲类文章，主要围绕慢跑健身try jogging for fitness的话题展开，后面进一步详细分析了慢跑流行的三个原因，最后演讲者也对选择合适的跑鞋和分季节穿衣进行慢跑给出了相关建议。纵观全文，难度不大，文章选材（jogging）也很贴近生活，每个人都会经历的话题，考生理解起来相对较容易。文章的逻辑结构也很清晰，总说一个现象，然后具体分析原因。通篇基本没有生难词，抓住核心词jogging是理解本文的关键所在。