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20180114 长难句每日一句

WhetherAraboilflowsfreelyornot,itiscleartoeveryonethatworldindustrycannotbeallowedtodependonsofragileabase.

不管阿拉伯的石油能否源源不断地外流,人人都清楚,再也不能让世界工业依赖于如此脆弱的能源基础。

The supply of oil can be shut off unexpectedly at any time, and in any case, the oil wells will all run dry in thirty years or so at the present rate of use.

【分子分析】

1. 主干为:…and ….连接的并列句

2. 前半句:the supply of oil can be shut off //unexpectedly //at any time

3. 后半句:in any case,// the oil wells will run dry // in thirty years// or so// at the present rate of use.

【重难点词汇】

the supply of oil 石油的供应

shut off 关闭

unexpectedly 毫无征兆地

in any case 在任何情况下

oil well 油井

run dry 枯竭

in thirty years 三十年后

or so 大约

at the present rate of use 以现在的使用速度

The supply of oil can be shut off unexpectedly at any time, and in any case, the oil wells will all run dry in thirty years or so at the present rate of use.

石油供应可能随时会被切断;不管怎样,以目前这种消费速度,只需30年左右,油井都会完全枯竭。

【明日预告】

New sources of energy must be found,and this will take time,but it is not likely to result in any situation that will ever restore that sense of cheap and plentiful energy we have had in the times past.

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