China's Olympic goal 中国奥运夺牌目标
媒体英语会带大家一起学习 BBC 撰稿人在报道世界大事时常用到的单词和短语。
中国对奥运的自信心也体现出中国在世界舞台上越来越重要的地位。BBC 记者Martin Patience 发回了以下报道。
Detailed it is but modest it certainly isn't. The editorial sets out in precise terms where China can expect to win gold medals. In gymnastics the haul could be nine, weight lifting offers up the opportunity for another five, and there could be medals won on the track. All told, China believes it can win thirty seven gold medals - enough to top the table.
What's perhaps surprising about this editorial is that it's been published in the first place. But in a country known for setting targets, it serves as a public warning to Chinese athletes not to disappoint.
Glory goes not only to the individual winner but the country as a whole.
And Chinese fans can be unforgiving if their athletes fail to meet expectations, or in this case, specific targets. As for the host nation, Britain, there's some good news.
China's state-run news agency predictsit could finish third.