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Cooking classes for elderly men 专为老年男性开设的烹饪班

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Cooking classes for elderly men 专为老年男性开设的烹饪班

学习要点

有关 “taking care of somebody 照顾人” 的词汇

边看边答

What generation of men in particular in Britain have never learned to cook?

文字稿

Frank, cookery student
I really have to look after her.

弗兰克 烹饪班学生
“我真的需要照顾她。”

Frank and Marion have been married for 63 years.

弗兰克和玛丽昂结婚已经六十三年了。

Frank, cookery student
I’m her carer. And she’s not a well lady.

弗兰克 烹饪班学生
“我是她的护理员。她身体不太好。”

Marion used to do most of the cooking but she has Alzheimer’s disease – the most common form of dementia – so that’s becoming harder. So Frank has been going to cooking classes run by Age UK, Barnet, aimed at men who, like Frank, would like to cook but have never learned.  

过去多是玛丽昂下厨,但因为她现在患有阿兹海默症,即最常见的失智症类型,做饭对她来说变得越来越难。所以,弗兰克近期参加了由慈善机构 “Age UK” 在巴尼特区开办的烹饪课,此课程面向弗兰克这样从没学过但想要开始做饭的男性。

Cookery student
My wife passed away three years ago and I’ve relied entirely on her capabilities as a wife and a cook.

烹饪班学生
“我妻子在三年前去世了,在那之前,她是我妻子兼厨师,我完全依赖她做饭。”

Nancy runs the class voluntarily.

南茜自愿管理这个烹饪班。

Nancy Nelson, Age UK volunteer
You’ve got a whole generation of men out there this particular age – between 70s and 80s, even up to 90 – who’ve never learned to cook. That was the generation that didn’t do it. So they come to these classes, they get some skills, they get some company and they have a bit of fun as well.

南茜·尼尔森 “Age UK” 志愿者
“在这里上课的人的年龄多是七十多岁到八十多岁之间,甚至有九十岁高龄的人,他们这一代男性从没学过做饭。那个年代的男性就没学过。所以,现在来这里上课,学习烹饪技巧,结识一些伙伴,还能让自己开心娱乐一下。”

There are classes like this across the UK but Age UK would like to offer more – a way of tackling loneliness and boosting healthy eating.

英国各地都有类似的烹饪班,但 “Age UK” 想提供更多服务,以解决老年孤独和促进健康饮食的方法。

Frank, cookery student
If it wasn’t for this, I would be absolutely useless at home. I can now do my share of cooking at home, take a weight off my wife’s shoulders. And really, it’s the greatest thing that’s happened to me in years.

弗兰克 烹饪班学生
“如果没来上烹饪课,我在家里就派不上一点用场。现在我在家里也能做饭了,减轻了妻子的负担。这真是近些年来在我身上发生的最好的事。”

Reporter
What’s it like now Frank’s been going to these cooking classes?

记者
“弗兰克最近一直在上烹饪课,你觉得有什么变化吗?”

Marion, cookery student's wife
Well, it’s very good actually because it’s good experience for him.

玛丽昂 烹饪班学生弗兰克的妻子
“嗯,其实非常好,因为对他来说,这是很好的经历。”

Reporter
Do you have a favourite dish he can now cook?

记者
“在他目前会做的菜里,你最喜欢哪一道?”

Marion, cookery student's wife
Chicken, I think. Chicken.

玛丽昂 烹饪班学生弗兰克的妻子
“我想是鸡肉。鸡肉。”   

词汇

look after (somebody) 照顾(某人)

carer 护理员

relied on 依靠、依赖

take a weigh off somebody's shoulders 令某人感到如释重负

你知道吗?

Apparently, women still do the vast majority of cooking in the average British household. 76% of the women who took part in a survey by BBC Good Food magazine said the task would generally fall to them.

根据调查,在普通英国家庭中,女性仍承担绝大部分下厨的责任。在参与由《BBC 美食》杂志开展的调查的女性中,有76%的人说这项任务通常会落在她们身上。

问题答案

According to Age UK volunteer Nancy Nelson, a generation of men between 70 and 90 years old have never learned to cook.


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