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2016年全国高考英语1卷即乙卷阅读理解C篇翻译与讲解

本文为一篇记叙文,讲述了一名干细胞运送志愿者在运送一次干细胞时,由于航班受阻险些延误,但在机场工作人员的帮助顺利把病人急需的干细胞送达的故事。文章难度不大,关键词courier是“快递员,信使”的意思。

2016年全国高考英语1卷即乙卷阅读理解C篇

I am peter Hodes, a volunteer stem cell courier. Since March 2012, I've done 89 trips — of those, 51 have been abroad. 
我是皮特,一名干细胞运送志愿者。自从2012年三月以来,我已经运送了89次干细胞,其中有51次是在海外。
 
I have 42 hours to carry stem cells (干细胞) in my little box because I’ve got two ice packs and that’s how long they last. 
我有42小时的时间携带干细胞在我的小箱子里,因为我有两包冰袋,42小时是冰能持续不化的时间。
 
In all, from the time the stem cells are harvested from a donor (捐献者) to the time they can be implanted in the patient, we’ve got 72 hours at most. So I am always conscious of time. 
总的来说,从干细胞从捐献者身上取出到它移植到病人身上,我们最多有72小时。因此我一直很注意时间。
 
I had one trip last year where I was caught by a hurricane in America. I picked up the stem cells in Providence, Rhode Island, and was meant to fly to Washington then back to London. 
去年在美国运送干细胞时碰上了龙卷风。我在罗德岛州的普罗维登斯接收干细胞,然后应该乘机飞向华盛顿再回到伦敦。
 
But when I arrived at the check-in desk at Providence, the lady on the desk said: “Well, I’m really sorry, I’ve got some bad news for you — there are no flights from Washington.” 
但是当我到达普罗维登斯机场 登机手续办理柜台时,柜台的一位女士说;“我很抱歉,有个坏消息要告诉您---没有从华盛顿来的飞机。”
 
So I took my box and put it on the desk and I said: “In this box are some stem cells that are urgently needed for a patient — please, please, you’ve got to get me back to the United Kingdom.” 
因此我拿出我的箱子,把它放在柜台上说:“这个箱子里装的是一名患者急需的干细胞,拜托,请务必让我尽快赶回英国(伦敦)”
 
She just dropped everything. She arranged for a flight on a small plane to be held for me, re-routed (改道) me through Newark and got me back to the UK even earlier than originally scheduled.
她立即放下里手头的所有工作,并为我安排了一架小型飞机,改道纽瓦克并比原计划更早的到达了英国。
 
For this courier job, you’re consciously aware that in that box you’ve got something that is potentially going to save somebody’s life.
对于运送干细胞这一工作,你要知道那个箱子装的是可能拯救一个人生命的东西。
 
29. Which of the following can replace the underlined word “courier” in Paragraph1? 
      A provider                        B delivery man  
      C collector                     D medical doctor 
30. Why does Peter have to complete his trip within 42 hours? 
      A. He cannot stay away from his job too long. 
      B. The donor can only wait for that long. 
      C. The operation needs that much time. 
      D. The ice won't last any longer. 
31. Which flight did the woman put Peter on first? 
      A. To London          B. To Newark  
      C. To Providence      D. To Washington