中英對照讀新聞》Uber Driver Latonya Young Obtains College Degree After Passenger Pays Her Debt優步司機拉通雅.楊取得大學學位 在乘客清償她的欠債後


2020-01-21 05:30

◎黃靖媗

Latonya Young, a hair stylist by day and an Uber driver by night, told WSB that she picked up a passenger outside of Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium and the two got to talking.

白天擔任髮型設計師、晚上擔任「優步」(Uber)司機的拉通雅.楊告訴WSB電視台,她曾在亞特蘭大梅賽德斯—賓士體育館外載到1名乘客,兩人聊了起來。

The 43-year-old single mother told the passenger that when she was 16, she had to drop out of high school to raise her first child. And more recently, she had to drop out of college because of a $700 balance that she couldn’t afford to pay off.

這名43歲的單親媽媽告訴乘客,當她16歲時,不得不從高中輟學,以扶養她的第1個小孩。最近,她又因為繳不出700美元的學費欠款,被迫中斷大學課業。

Until few days later when Young got word that she was eligible to register for classes. The passenger, identified as Kevin Esch, had paid the balance. She ultimately earned an associate degree in criminal justice.

幾天後,楊得知她有資格註冊上課了,乘客凱文.埃施幫她付清了欠款。她最終取得刑事司法副學士學位。

With the balance paid, Young said she had to finish out her schooling for Esch. "I maintained my grades, As and Bs, just trying to make sure he knows I appreciate him," she said. The two kept in touch, and Esch attended her graduation in last December.

欠款被付清後,楊說她必須為了埃施完成學業。「我維持我的成績在A到B之間,只是試圖確保他知道,我很感激他」,她說。兩人一直保持聯繫,埃施更於去年12月出席她的畢業典禮。

新聞辭典

drop out:片語,退學、輟學。例句:She dropped out of high school because of personal reasons.(她因為個人因素而退學。)

pay off:片語,付清。例句:I finally paid off my house mortgage on Friday.(我終於在週五付清我的房貸。)

appreciate:動詞,感激。例句:I really appreciate your help. (我真的很感謝你的幫忙。)

  • Uber司機拉通雅.楊的乘客替她付清欠債,讓她能夠繼續上學。(取自拉通雅.楊臉書)

    Uber司機拉通雅.楊的乘客替她付清欠債,讓她能夠繼續上學。(取自拉通雅.楊臉書)