s 

大学暑假做什么?快乐一夏五十招

作者:未知 来源:未知 2014-07-25 我要评论( )

50 Ways to Stay Entertained During College Summers

大学暑假做什么?快乐一夏五十招

Your time in college -- during the academic year, that is -- is, of course, filled with stressors like classes, papers, lab reports, and exams. It is also happily filled with the fun stuff, like friends, parties, going out, and a seemingly endless schedule of upcoming events and activities. During the summer, however, the social scene in your life can drastically decrease, especially if you're no longer on campus and spend your days at a job or internship. What's a college student to do?

你的大学生活固然充斥着各种压力山大的课程、论文、实验报告,当然还有考试,但是也不乏乐趣,你有朋友,参加派对,出去玩,每天都排满了大大小小的活动,一个接一个好像没有尽头。然而到了夏天,这热闹忙碌的景象可能一下子就不见了,尤其是如果你不在学校,白天去实习工作。怎么办呢?

1. Read a new release book. It can be science fiction, general fiction, trashy romance, murder mystery, historical fiction -- but it doesn't matter. Grab the latest release and let your brain take a break.

读一本新出版的书。无论是科幻小说,一般小说,无用琐碎的爱情故事,悬疑谋杀,还是历史小说都可以,读一本最新出版的书,让大脑休息一下。

2. Read a classic. Always hearing about a classic book one of your friends or family members loves? Been curious about a novel you never read in high school? Summer is the perfect chance to finally sit down and read it.

读一本经典。总是听说一本朋友家人喜欢的经典?高中里很好奇却一直没有读的小说?既然放暑假了就不要再错过了,坐下来读吧。

3. Buy a magazine you don't usually read. It can be intellectual, like The Economist, or ridiculous and fun, like People. But when's the last time you just let yourself sit, veg out, and read a magazine?

买一本你不常看的杂志。可以是很高冷的杂志,像《经济学人》,也可以很无厘头,像《人物周刊》。上一次你坐下来轻松惬意地看杂志是什么时候了?

4. Get an audio book. Fair enough: you may read enough during the year to not want your nose in another book over the summer. Consider buying (or getting from the library) an audio book that you can listen to while working out or driving around.

试试有声书。这很公平:你这一年可能已经看了很多书,不想在暑假里继续埋在书里了,考虑买(或是从图书馆借)一本有声书,这样你出去工作或是开车兜风的时候也能听听。

5. Volunteer. Think of the last time you volunteered. Didn't you feel great afterward? No matter where you leave, there's undoubtedly places that could use your time, energy, and smarts.

做志愿者。想想上次做志愿者,是不是很有成就感?不管去哪里,总是可以用上你的时间,精力和才智的。

6. Try a new form of exercise. Been curious about yoga, pilates, spinning, or something else? The summer is a great time to explore something new and see if it's a fit.

尝试一种新的锻炼方式。对瑜伽、普拉提、动感单车或是别的什么感兴趣?趁着暑假尝试新鲜事物,看看是不是适合你。

7. Join a community sports team. Most places have community sports team that play in the summer; they can range from competitive baseball to completely silly kickball leagues. See what's in your area and what you can join for the few months you're free.

参加社区运动队。很多地方都有在暑假活动的社区运动队,无论是厉害的棒球队还是傻兮兮的踢球联盟都能组织起来。看看你那边有什么能在这空闲的几个月里一块儿玩的运动队吧。

8. Take a class at the gym. Summer can be a great time to get in shape. Your local gym probably has classes you can join that will help you exercise your body -- and relax your brain.

去健身房上课。夏天可是减肥的好时候。你那边的健身房可能有适合你锻炼身体的课程——还能放松大脑呢。

9. Join a community group. Treat yourself to something fun that also gets you out into the community, like a running or hiking club.

加入一个团体。找点有意思的,能让你出门和团体打交道的事来做,可以加入跑步或是远足俱乐部之类的。

10. Try a new video game. Seriously, it's summer. What better time is there to grab a new game and play it without worrying about that paper you'd have to write if it were the school year?

找个新的电子游戏来玩。真的,放暑假了呢。有什么能比得上拿起一个新游戏来玩还因为没课所以不用担心论文?

11. Watch a movie marathon. You can rent a ton of your faves or just watch a themed-marathon on a TV network.

电影马拉松。你可以租一套最爱的碟,或是在网上找同一主题的电影连着看个够。

12. Spend a weekend seeing all the new releases. Grab a friend and see if you can see all the new releases in one weekend. With food in the theater, there's no reason why you can just spend all day there, seeing movie after movie!

找个周末把新片看完。拉个朋友,看看能不能用一个周末把所有的新片都看完。在剧场里抱着零食,一部接一部看一整天电影要什么理由呢。

13. Try a new idea: breakfast and a movie. Just wake up? Call a friend and meet at a local place that serves 24/7 breakfasts ASAP. Then amble over to the theater and enjoy whatever movie is next playing. Added bonus: breakfast is cheaper than dinner, and matinees are cheaper than the later shows.

没试过吧:吃早餐,看电影。刚起床?叫上一个朋友,约在24小时供应早餐的地方,越快越好。然后漫步到剧院,放什么就看什么。额外的好处:早饭比晚饭便宜,早场也比之后的电影便宜。

14. Take a bus or a train somewhere new. Flying can be so cheap these days that folks sometimes forget about the bus or train. But sometimes the journey is half the fun, and you'll see new parts of the country you'd never see from the air.

乘汽车或火车去不认识的地方。现在机票这么便宜,有时候都会忘记还有汽车和火车。但是有时候旅途本身就是乐趣,你能看见新的风景,飞机上可看不见。

15. Take a quick flight somewhere new. Since flights, especially last-minute deals, can be so cheap, why not hop a flight this weekend and see a friend?

搭乘最近一班飞机去新的地方。现在乘飞机,尤其是那些快要起飞的飞机可能特别便宜,周末就跳上飞机去看朋友吧。

16. Learn an instrument. You may have always had a desire to play the piano, learn the flute, or even play the drums. Why not learn now when you have the time and freedom to really put your heart into it?

学一样乐器。你可能一直想学钢琴,学笛子,或是学打鼓,现在你有闲有空,为什么不认认真真去学呢?

17. Get a head start on your fall classes. Alright, this one may sound lame, but it can do wonders for your mental health to look over your syllabi and perhaps get a head start on the reading -- especially for a class you might be geeked out about.

预习秋季课程。好吧,这条听起来挺假的,但是看看教学大[微博]纲,愿意的话看看课本,这对你的心理健康可好了,如果这门课对你来说特别难,就更得预习了。

18. Set up systems for success for the new year. Okay, this also sounds lame, but think about it: Did you struggle with time management? Being organized? Spending a little time now, while you have it, may save you a lot of time and frustration once school starts.

为新一年的成功制定计划。好吧这条听起来也很假,但是想想看,时间管理是不是让你很头疼?被时间赶着走?现在你多花点儿时间,开学了就可以节省你很多时间,不会再挫败懊丧焦头烂额了。

19. Take an online class. You won't have to commute, you can save some cash, and you might even get ahead on the credits you'll need to graduate.

在网上听一门课程。不需要出门,可以省下交通费,还可以赚学分。

20. Build a personal website. If you're going to be graduating next year, a personal website can be a great way to advertise yourself to future employers and show them all your mad skills. Make sure to keep it clean and professional.

制作个人网页。如果你明年就要毕业了,个人网页可以很好地将你推荐给未来的老板,展示你所有疯狂的技巧,确保网页干净清楚并且专业。

21. Do something that challenges your fears. Terrified of skydiving? Bungee jumping? And yet ... do you secretly also want to try them? Grab a friend and conquer your fears.

克服恐惧。不敢跳伞?不敢蹦极?但是你心里是不是很想试一试?拉上一个朋友去战胜恐惧吧。

22. Go camping. Camping during the school year can be a challenge, both because of your workload and because of the weather. Utilize all that summer has to offer for the great outdoors.

野营。有课的时候野营是个挑战,一方面你有学业压力,一方面还因为天气。利用暑假的一切便利出去野营吧。

23. Take an art class. Learning to make potter or how to paint, for example, can be a great way to learn how to release your creative side.

上艺术课。通过学习烧制陶器或者画画或是别的什么可以激发你的创造力。

24. Try a new kind of food or restaurant. Heard people talk about how delicious Peruvian food is, for example? Or have you always been secretly afraid to try sushi? Challenge yourself to try something new (to you).

尝试一种新食物或是一家新餐厅。听人家讲秘鲁菜如何如何好吃?一直不敢吃寿司?挑战自己,尝试一些新的东西吧。

25. Experiment in the kitchen/Learn to cook. During school, you probably don't have much time to learn how to cook; you just need food, fast. Use some of your summer free time to learn how to cook.

捣腾新菜式/学做菜。在学校里你可能没有时间学做菜,你要的只是食物,而且要快。在暑假里挪一点时间来学做菜吧。

26. Take a knife class. Learning how to properly use a knife in the kitchen is both handy and impressive -- and yet very few people do it correctly. Taking a knife class at a local cooking school will be entertaining and super helpful as you learn to cook for yourself more and more.

学用刀。学学如何正确地用刀既不费劲又记得牢——而且很必要,没几个人会正确地用刀。在当地烹饪学校学用刀很有意思,而且在学做菜的过程中也很有用。

27. Get a massage at a massage school. You're a student; you know how important it is to learn by doing. Find a local massage school and help another student learn his or her trade. Added bonus: massage-school massages are usually way cheaper than the regular ones and just as good.

在按摩学校做按摩。作为一个学生你知道实践学习多重要。在当地找一家按摩学校,找个学生帮你按,这也能帮他提高技巧。额外好处:按摩学校的按摩服务比按摩店里便宜多了,而且也不差。

28. Get a funky haircut. You may not even get a haircut while you're away at school. Why not use summer as a time to get a little funky with color or style?

换个时髦的发型。你不用上学的时候可能都不剪头发了。何不趁着暑假去换个潮一点的发型呢,染一染也是可以的。

29. Go to a museum. Go see some art, plants, science, history, or anything else you find interesting. And make sure to use your student ID for a discount.

逛博物馆。去看看艺术、植物、科学、历史或是随便什么你觉得有意思的。记得带上学生证,可以打折。

30. Go through your old stuff and donate what you don't use or need. Do you have things for 2 lives: your college life and your pre-college life? Someone, somewhere will probably be grateful for all of those sweatshirts and t-shirts you're no longer using.

整理你的旧东西,不用就捐掉。看看你大学前用的东西是不是恍如隔世?有些地方的有些人得到了你不穿的运动衫和T恤会很感激的。

31. Try your hand at creative writing. You can try to write poems, a short story, or even music. You never know what you might come up with when you have the time and freedom to really let your mind explore!

写点东西练练手。你可以写诗,编个小故事,甚至创作音乐。有空的时候好好动动脑筋,也许能想出你自己都惊讶的创意。

32. Go to a play. It doesn't have to be Shakespeare but it should be fun. When's the last night you went to the theater -- not for a class -- anyway?

看场戏剧。不一定得是莎士比亚,但得挑个有趣些的。你上次去看戏都是什么时候了?为了课程看的不算。

33. Go to a major sports game. Baseball, basketball, soccer -- it doesn't matter. Grab some friends and head to the stadium.

看一场大型体育赛事。棒球、篮球、足球,什么都行。呼朋唤友去体育场吧。

34. Go to a minor sports game. Things like minor league baseball games can be incredibly fun and much cheaper than the big leagues. See who's around your town and when you can watch 'em play.

看一场小型体育比赛。像是小型俱乐部的棒球比赛也可以很有劲,而且比大型俱乐部的篇便宜多了。看看你们那儿周边有些什么小型俱乐部,什么时候能去看他们比赛。

35. Go to a film festival. Film festivals can be a great way to see new, independent films that you might not otherwise see, and summer is a great time to find a festival that focuses on the kinds of films you like.

去电影节。在电影节上看新片和独立电影是最好的了,而且别的时候不一定看得着,看看暑假里有什么受关注的影片类型是你喜欢的。

36. Go to a concert. Who doesn't like a late-night, all-out, super-fun, big-name concert?

听一场音乐会。谁不喜欢大牌的演唱会,票房火爆,深夜狂欢?

37. Take a bartending class. It's fun, it's handy, it's a great way to meet people with similar interests. What's not to like?

学调酒。可有意思了,还很容易学,能遇到兴趣相投的人,何乐而不为?

38. Act like a tourist in your own town. If you were in your town on vacation, what would you do? You might surprise yourself by finding new things to do and see.

像游客一样逛你的家乡。如果你留在家乡过假期,你会做什么?你可以找些新的乐趣和景致让你自己大吃一惊。

39. Go for a bike ride. People seem to ride bikes less and less. But bike rides can be a fun way to get out and get some exercise.

骑自行车。人们好像越来越少骑自行车了,不过骑自行车是很有意思的出行方式,还能锻炼身体。

40. Grab some kites, friends, burgers, beers, and a picnic table. With that combo, how can you go wrong?

带上几只风筝,叫上一群朋友,还有汉堡啤酒野餐桌。绝配,错不了。

41. Go to a water park. Summer is prime time for water park fun -- as long as you remember the suntan lotion.

去水上乐园。夏天就该去水上乐园——只要你记得带上防晒霜。

42. Make your own fun "water park day." You don't have to have a water park near you to enjoy yourself. Grab some water balloons, a Slip 'n Slide, a kiddie pool (that can be used for lounging or even, when filled with ice, for storing drinks), some friends, and a hose.

自行炮制欢乐“水上乐园日”。要是周边没有水上乐园也一样能玩得很开心。你只需要一些水球,一个滑滑梯,一个儿童游泳池(可以懒洋洋地躺在里面,要是装满冰还可以用来放饮料),一根水管,叫上一群朋友来玩吧。

43. Take a dance class. Feel awkward when you go out clubbing with friends? A dance class can help, even if it's something funky like swing or salsa.

上舞蹈课。和朋友出去混俱乐部总是觉得自己很笨拙?学点舞蹈会好很多,哪怕是古怪的摇摆或莎莎舞也行。

44. Clean up your e-life. Super fun? Probably not. Will you feel better afterward? Most definitely. Dump your old facebook friends, clean up your laptop desktop, and delete old pictures you don't want -- or would hate to get in the wrong hands -- from your camera or phone. A clean e-slate is a great way to start your new year.

清理你的电子生活。很有意思么?恐怕不是。清理完会好一些么?必须的。取关脸谱上不联系的朋友,清理笔记本电脑桌面,删除照相机或手机上不想要的旧照片——或是不想给有些人看到的照片。清理了电子垃圾,下一年会有更好的开端。

45. Host your own Iron Chef competition. Gather several friends and divide them into groups. Then, at a certain time one Saturday morning, e-mail out the secret ingredient. Everyone has to report back to, say, your house at 5:00. People will have fun and you'll have dinner on top of it.

举办自己的料理大赛。聚集几个朋友,给他们分组,在周六上午的某个时间给他们发电子邮件,告诉他们神秘食材,每个人都必须在5点将成品带到你那儿。每个人都得到了乐趣,而你是大赢家,你有了晚饭。

46. Take a photography class. It can be a great way to have fun, meet people, get some skills, and see new parts of your town.

学摄影。会很有意思的,结识朋友,学会技巧,还会在你熟悉的地方看见新的东西。

47. Organize an event at your church, temple, mosque, etc. If you're a little bored this summer, organize something fun with people you have something in common with.

在你们那儿的教堂、寺庙、清真寺举办一场活动。如果你暑假里有点无聊,和与你有共同之处的人们一道组织点儿有意思的活动吧。

48. Go to a music festival. The weather's nice, the music's great, and the people are fun and interesting. Take advantage of summer music festivals while you can.

去音乐节。天气好,音乐也好,人们快活又有趣,趁着还有暑假,享受夏日音乐节的乐趣吧。

49. Go golfing. Never been? Golfing can be a great workout, a fun way to spend the day outside, and an important skill to learn if you're interested in going into the business field.

打高尔夫。没打过?高尔夫是很不错的体育锻炼,在室外这样度过一天很有意思,如果你想经商,学点高尔夫的技巧就很重要了。

50. Head to an amusement park. It's a summer classic and can easily turn into one of the highlights of your summer.

去游乐园。这可是暑假必玩项目,而且很可能成为你暑假里最精彩的部分之一。

重点词汇学习:

entertain [,entə'tein]
vt. 娱乐;招待;怀抱;容纳vi. 款待

massage ['mæsɑ:ʒ, mə's-]
vt. 按摩;揉n. 按摩;揉

flute [flu:t]
n. 长笛vt. 用长笛吹奏vi. 吹长笛

sushi ['su:ʃi]
n. 寿司(生鱼片冷饭团)

potter ['pɔtə]
n. 陶艺家,制陶工人vt. 闲混,虚度vi. 闲逛;慢条斯理地做事

frustration [frʌs'treiʃən]
n. 挫折

intellectual [,intə'lektjuəl, -tʃuəl]
adj. 智力的;聪明的;理智的n. 知识分子;凭理智做事者

lotion ['ləuʃən]
n. 洗液;洗涤剂

yoga ['jəuɡə]
n. 瑜珈(意为“结合”,指修行);瑜珈术

workout ['wə:kaut]
n. 锻炼;练习;试验

网友点评