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Having Second Thoughts about Secondhand Clothing 往後捐二手衣前,請再三思
Some countries in East Africa say “No, thanks” to secondhand clothing imports.
一些東非國家對二手衣的輸入說:「不,敬謝不敏。」

 

 

   On the surface, it sounds simple enough. You have clothes you don’t want anymore, so instead of just throwing them away, you donate them to a charity. The charity ships those clothes overseas to a nation in need. You’ve done a good deed that is helping people, right? Well, according to the East African Community (EAC), it’s not that simple.
  In 2015, some of the states of the EAC, including Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, and others, announced they were going to reject secondhand clothing donations from the US. They said that although these clothes can help people immediately, they hurt them in the long run. According to the EAC, secondhand clothing donations damage local clothing industries that provide valuable jobs. In short, a donated shirt can keep someone warm today, but a job making shirts could help that person for a lifetime.
  The secondhand clothing ban was to take effect this year. However, when the US started pressuring the EAC with other economic restrictions, the ban was thrown out. Now, the EAC will only put higher taxes on secondhand clothing imports. Hopefully, it’s the start of a process that will help the EAC build up its own strong economy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. import n. 輸入,引進;輸入∕進口品
The same weight of imports from Spain cost much more than from Indonesia.
來自西班牙的進口產品成本遠高於印尼進口的等重產品。

2. donate vt. 捐贈∕助∕獻
donation n. 捐贈∕助∕獻(物)
A small percentage of the company’s profits were donated to charity.
該公司捐出一小部分的盈利給慈善機構。
Mom often makes donations in our names.
母親常以我們的名義做一些善心捐贈。

3. deed n.(尤指很好或很壞的)行為,行動
I do good deeds from the heart and always feel rewarded afterwards.
我發自內心做善事,事後總感覺有得到回報。
* reward vt. 得到回報

4. reject vt. 拒絕(接受∕接納∕通過)
My teacher rejected all of my excuses for being absent.
老師拒絕接受我所有缺課的理由。

5. in the long / short run  從長遠∕短期來看
In the long run, it is worth buying high-quality goods even if they are more expensive.
從長遠來看,優質商品即使較為昂貴,卻還是值得購買。

6. lifetime n. 一生 & a. 終身的
Charles knew that his trip to the Amazon would be the adventure of a lifetime.
查爾斯知道這次的亞馬遜之旅將會是他這輩子的大冒險。

7. take effect  開始生效,開始起作用
The medicine was starting to take effect right after Jill swallowed it.
吉兒吞下藥後,就立即見效了。

8. pressure vt. 對……施予壓力,強迫
Many parents pressure their children into studying a subject they don’t really like.
相當多父母強迫孩子學習他們並不怎麼喜歡的科目。

 

▼ state n.(被視為政治組織的)國家,政府;狀態
▼ ban
n. 禁令,禁止
▼ restriction
n. 限制,約束

 

清楚,差一字,可是差了十萬八千里啊!
標題中的 have second thoughts 直譯可說是「有了其他的想法」,其實就是「改變主意;對原來的想法產生動搖」的意思;還有另一個片語 on second thought,字面上是「在第二個想法上」,其實就是「(表示要改變主意)轉念一想;經再次考慮後(決定……)」的意思,相當口語。來看看生活實例吧:

Claire had second thoughts about managing things after hearing my opinion.
(聽完我的意見後,克萊兒對於安排事物方面改變了想法。)

On second thought, maybe I should go on a diet and exercise regularly to lose some weight.
(轉念一想,也許我應該少吃點,再規律運動來減輕體重。)

 

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  這座海灘之所以會這麼特別是因為它布滿了各種你想得到五彩繽紛、光滑閃亮的海玻璃。雖然玻璃海灘現在是州立公園保護區的一部分,但它過去不一直是這樣的。事實上,從 1906 年到 1967 年,加州布拉格堡居民通常把垃圾丟在那裡。最後,人們意識到他們所犯的錯誤,於是便清除了海灘上的垃圾。他們走下海灘時,發現海洋已將所有的破瓶子都變成美麗的東西。當地居民決定保留海玻璃。今日,玻璃海灘已成為熱門觀光景點。

 


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