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【英语畅谈世界文化】013 The Mounties 加拿大骑警  

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Lesson13:  The Mounties   加拿大骑警(加拿大)

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S1: Student 1        S2:  Student 2

 

S1: Hi. I'm doing some research about the police. I want to write something about the Canadian police force.

S2: You mean "the Mounties"?  The Royal Canadian Mounted Police. That should be an interesting paper.

S1: Yes, I hope so. It says here that they began in 1873, and were called the North-West Mounted police. They have played a leading role in Canada's history.

S2: Yes, whenever I think of Canada I drink of the Mounties.  They were the only police that dared go so far north, but they had a special job in the beginning.

S1: I know. Their responsility was to suppress an all-too-prevalent practice of white traders using alcohol as currency for buffalo hides.

S2: Absolutely, they were meant to protect the local people from the large increase of white settlers.

S1: They always ride horses, right?

S2: Well, in 1916 they actually began using cars ,

 too.

S1: Throughout the early to mid 1900s they really enlarged their force. They made an air section and started using German shepherds as sniffer dogs.

S2: Did you know that the new policemen in 1966 were the last ones to be trained how to ride and care for horses? Since then, horses have only been used for ceremonial events or public relations.

S1: That's interesting, because we still think of them riding horses to work everyday!

S2: I think that the Mounties must be unique, I don't know of another police force like them.

S1: They are special, yes. The RCMP is unique in the world, S1nce it is a federal, provincial, and municipal policing body.

S2: Oh, I see. Also, the force LS organized into four regions, the Pacific, Northwestern, Central, and Adantic.

S1: So, I guess they must cover all of Canada, then. It says here that in 2000, there were about twenty thousand members of the RCMP, including civilian members and public servants.

S2: That seems pretty big.  But I guess Canada is a big place.

Sl: The RCMP is truly a modern police force that is capable of handling many different types of crime.  I think learning more about them is going to be interesting.



译文:

S1:学生 1            S2:学生2

 

S1:你好,我在做一些警察方面的研究,想写关于加拿大警察的文章。

S2:你是说“加拿大骑警”?写加拿大皇家骑警,那文章肯定很有意思。

S1:是的,我也希望如此。据说加拿大皇家骑警成立于1873年,当时叫做西北骑警。他们在加拿大历史上发挥了非常重要的作用。

S2:确实是这样,我一想起加拿大就联想起骑警。他们是唯一敢于冲到最北部的警察,可是他们最初的工作非常特殊。

S1:我知道。当时白人商人用酒来交换水牛皮的行为非常普遍,骑警的责任就是制止这种行为。

S2:没错,就是这样。由于白人移民人数不断增加,他们就是要保护当地人民的利益。

S1:他们总是骑在马上,对吗?

S2:是这样,实际上到了1916年,他们也开始用汽车了。

S1:从20世纪初期到中期的几十年间,他们的队伍的确壮大了,有了航空兵分队,也开始用德国牧羊犬做嗅探犬。

S21966年的新警察是最后一批接受骑术和养马训练的骑警,这些你知道吗?从那时起,马就只用于庆典或公关场合了。

S1:这真有意思,我们还以为他们现在还是每天骑马去上班呢。

S2:我想骑警一定很与众不同,据我所知再也没有像他们这样的警察。

S1:的确,他们很特别。加拿大皇家骑警是世界上独一无二的,因为他们是一个集联邦警察、省警、市警于一体的警察机构。

S2:噢,我知道了,这个警察机构还包括4个地区组织:太平洋地区、西北部、中部和大西洋地区。

S1:那我想他们一定遍布加拿大全国。据说2000年时大约有两万名皇家骑警,包括文职人员和公务员。

S2:队伍似乎很庞大。不过我想加拿大本身也是个大国家。

S1:皇家骑警是真正的现代警察机构,能够处理各种犯罪活动。我认为多了解一下这方面的知识会很有意思。


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