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这个盛夏你打算怎么过呢?不论你是有暑假的学生党还是只有短短年假的上班族,如果你对蝉鸣鸟叫烈日炙烤的夏天怎么度过还是毫无头绪,下面这些暑期小点子供你自由取用。

 

 

Travel

 

无论是刚刚考试结束还是刚做完年中的项目,你难道不想出门走走吗?

 

Who doesn’t want to take a dream trip to mega cities like Shanghai and Beijing or a road trip to Tibet? If you’ve had traveling on your mind, a plan-free summer is the perfect time to go through with it. Take advantage of your free time and book that hotel, buy those flights or pack the rucksack for the trip of a lifetime.

谁不想来个梦想旅行啊,去上海、北京这样的大城市或者是去西藏公路旅行。如果你脑子里早就有旅行的想法,那么这个悠闲的夏天就是你旅行的绝佳机会。趁着有时间,订好酒店、买好机票、准备好行李,向一辈子一次的旅行出发吧。

 

Whether you plan a long, faraway journey or a simple, spontaneous trip, summer can be the perfect time to set out and explore. If you have a few weeks (or even a few days), consider spending your free time exploring a new place!

不管你是准备要长途旅行还是一个简简单单没有多少计划的短途出行,夏日时光都是出门探索的好时候。如果你有几周的时间(哪怕几天也可以),考虑去个陌生的地儿消磨闲暇时光吧!

 

 

 

Learn something new

 

暑假里,你有大把的时间可以学一点新技能,象牙塔里学不到的知识暑假刚好去学呀!

 

Whether you take a class about block chain theory or photography online, sign up to waiter at your favorite restaurant or just teach yourself how to do your makeup, that chunk of free time this summer can be a great opportunity to learn something new. We know that summer is probably your sacred time away from school, but there’s so much more you can learn outside of your university.

上个区块链技术课或者摄影网课、去你最心水的饭店做服务生,或者就教会自己怎么化妆,夏天的大把时间就是学习新东西的好机会。我们知道,你可能觉得暑假不就是离开学校不用学习的神圣时间段吗,不过,在学校之外还有很多东西可以学呀。

 

“The summer before I went abroad, I brushed up on my Spanish,” says Alex Watson, a senior at New York University. “When I came home from my summer job, I’d use an app called Duolingo to practice my speaking. It was a great use of my free time and it really came in handy when I was abroad.”

“我出国前的暑假,练了练西班牙语”,纽约大学大四学生亚历克斯·沃森说:“暑期兼职回到家我就会用多邻国学习口语。闲暇时间这么用起来特别棒,我在国外的时候练过的口语正好派上了用场。”

 

If you’ve always wanted to learn about a certain subject or specific skill, take advantage of these next few months to do so! Sign up for a class, download an app or reach out to someone in your industry and pick up a few new skills this summer.

如果你一直想学某个东西或者学会一门技能,接下来的几个月就可以用起来呀!报个班,下个软件,和业内的大佬建立良好关系,这个夏天,把本领学起来吧!

 

 

 

Try something you've always wanted to

 

Summer is a time to be spontaneous, so why not try something you've always wanted to? If you’ve been longing to try something out or cross something off your bucket list, maybe now is your chance!

夏天本就是随心随性的季节,所以为啥不试试做点你一直想做的事儿呢?如果你想做某事很久了,想从待办事项里给它划掉,现在就是时候!

 

Olivia Shaw, a senior at UNC Greensboro, finally decided to get her hair dyed last summer. “I'd been wanting to get purple hair for three years, and I finally just walked into a barber shop and did it one day,” she says. “I was nervous, but it felt so amazing to check something off my bucket list! I think summer is the perfect time to gather your courage and do something you've wanted to do for a while. It definitely makes your summer more memorable.”

UNC Greensboro的高年级学生奥利维亚·肖上个暑假终于做了染发的决定。“三年来我一直想染个紫色的头发,那天我就冲进了一家理发店把它给染了。”她说:“我其实蛮紧张的,不过完成心愿的感觉真的超级棒!我觉得夏天就是该鼓足勇气做点你心心念念的事情。这绝对会让你的暑假留下无法磨灭的记忆。”

 

If there’s something on your bucket list that has been on there for a while, maybe it’s about time to check it off! If you’ve always wanted to get into photography, buy a camera. Always wanted to get your first aid certification? Take a class. Take advantage of this time and do something you’ve been considering for a while.

如果你的愿望清单上的东西囤积很久了,不妨现在就给它划掉!假若你一直都想学摄影,那就买个相机呗。想拿个急救证?那就报个班。把时间利用起来,完成夙愿。

 

 

 

Catch up on reading

 

走入社会的你有多久没有潜心阅读啦?学生党也别笑,专业书籍外的闲书是不是没空看啊?

 

夏天,坐在沙发上捧一本儿书喝冰可乐,想想都觉得够味儿。

 

Many of us wish we had the time for some pleasure reading, but let’s be honest—we’d rather spend it on Netflix. If you’ve got a few free months this summer, consider spending some of it catching up on your reading list.

好多人都希望自己有空读点儿喜欢的书,不过呃......说实话,我们都宁愿看剧。如果这个夏天你有几个月空闲,不妨把你的书单往前推进一点儿啊。

 

“As a grad student, I have a lot of assigned readings and, sometimes, the best I can do is skim the not-so-urgent ones,” says Sydnee Lyons, a first-year graduate student at Florida Atlantic University. “So, I like to keep a running list of the readings that looked really interesting to me but that I didn't get to spend enough time with and go back to them during the summer months off—at my own pace and at the beach,” she says.

“作为一名研究生,我有超多布置的书要读,而且有时候对于那些不太打紧的书,我最多只能扫读一下”,弗罗里达亚特兰大大学的研一学生西尼·里昂说:“所以我喜欢搞一个不断更新的书单,里面都是我特别想读但是没有时间读的书,暑假的时候我就会把这堆书读起来,阅读速度随意,还有,要在沙滩上读。”

 

Whether it’s for fun or for work, think about spending your extra time catching up on the reading you’ve let build up over the past year or so. We’re all guilty of putting it off, so summer is the perfect time to play catch up!

无论是为了娱乐还是为了工作,考虑一下把你去年囤积起来的书单用闲暇时间读起来。拖延什么的我们都不想哒,所以暑假嘛,最好追赶起来!

 

 

 

Take up a new job or internship

 

如果你有暑假,不考虑来个兼职或者实习吗?增长见识,锻炼专业能力,为以后求职铺平道路。

 

If you’ve spent past summers relaxing on the beach and soaking up the glory of three months with no responsibilities, it can be hard to bring yourself to get a job instead. But summer is an awesome time of year to try out a new job and boost your resume.

如果以前的暑假你都是在沙滩悠闲,享受3个月假期,无拘无束的话,那么这回让你找个工作怕是不容易啊。但是夏天就是一年里最适合找个新工作、润饰下简历的时间哦。

 

“The summer between my sophomore and junior year, I decided to stay in the city and try a new internship,” says Alex. “Normally I’d go home for the summer, and usually I’m too busy during the school year to do an internship, so it turned out to be the perfect opportunity. It was great to learn more about my field, make a little money and avoid the boredom of home!”

“大二和大三中间的那个暑假我决定待在城里找份实习”,亚历克斯说:“暑假我一般都回家的,而且上学的时候也时常忙得没空去实习,结果暑假就成了最适合找实习的时候。在本专业领域学点东西、赚点小钱,还不用回家,省得无聊。”

 

 

 

Get in shape

 

夏天光是坐着就能留一斤汗,要是运动一小会儿,你恐怕就能获得梦想身材啊。

 

This is something that is really easy to let slip away when you are busy with the school year. I would recommend setting a goal, like going to the gym four times a week or training for a half marathon. You could also learn a new sport. Grab a friend and a couple of tennis racquets and hit some balls around at a public court!

因为在学校里忙,所以运动以保持身形这件事真的就很容易搞不动。我建议你定个目标,比方说每周去4次健身房,或者练个半马。你也可以学个新运动。拉个朋友,带上几副网球拍子,在公共球场打几场球呗!

 

While you may have booked your past summers with plans to the brim, it’s not so bad to have a completely plan-free summer once in a while. A free summer gives you the time to try new things, explore and relax. If you’re trying to fill up your summer months, consider taking the advice!

以往的暑假你可能计划太满,所以这个暑假嘛,偶尔不做啥计划也不错。自由的暑假你就有空尝试点儿新事物,尽情探索,尽情放松。要是你打算把暑假填满的话,不妨考虑下上面的建议呀!

 

所以这个暑假,你想做些什么事?

 

Notes

mega:adj 巨大的

road trip:n 公路旅行;开车长途旅行

rucksack:n 旅行包

spontaneous:adj 没有筹划安排的

set out:出发;动身;起程

block chain:n 区块链

chunk:n 相当大的量

sacred:adj 神圣的

brush up:提升

senior:n 大四学生

handy:adj 便利的;易使用的

reach out to sb:与......建立联系

long:v 渴望

bucket list:n 人生目标清单

dye:v 染(发)

memorable:adj 值得纪念的

first aid:急救

skim:v 快速浏览;略读

resume:n 简历

internship:n 实习工作;实习期

boredom:n 无聊;厌倦

recommend:v 提议

gym:n 健身房

marathon:n 马拉松

racquet:n (网球、羽毛球等的)球拍

brim:n (杯、碗等的)口,边沿

to the brim:满满当当,满到边缘

 

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