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英国夏季的节日和活动Summer in Britain

2016-09-21    来源:普特英语听力    【      美国外教 在线口语培训

夏季是英国最温暖的季节,晴天居多再加上白昼时间长,正是举办各类庆典节日和活动比赛的最佳季节。跟随《随身英语》一起来看看英国夏季一些有名的节日和户外活动。

课文内容

词汇: tourism 旅游

Britain is on the go-to list for tourists worldwide but, with the value of the pound reaching historic lows after the Brexit vote, a visit has became more timely.

The summer is a great time to be in Britain. The British Museum, the Natural History Museum, the Tate Gallery are all a must-see for everybody who comes to the country, but there's also a lot of interesting things to do for those who love the outdoors.

The Notting Hill Carnival changes the face of the famous London borough in the last weekend of August. It's the largest street festival in Europe. First held in 1964, it's a celebration of Caribbean culture but now includes Brazilians, Africans, Europeans and anybody else who likes to dress colourfully and feels the urge to dance to the sound of a beat.

With its popularity growing it's estimated that 50,000 performers will take part in the parade, attracting more than 1 million people over the weekend.

Outside the capital there's also plenty to do. Early in August there's the Robin Hood Festival in Sherwood Forest Country Park, Nottinghamshire. The legendary characters of books and movies – Robin Hood and the evil Sheriff of Nottingham - can be found there amid jousting tournaments and comedy acts. For those into nature, there's always the forest to enjoy.



In mid-August, in Bristol, a city about 200km from London, the sky is filled with colour during its annual balloon fiesta. If the weather is good, more than 100 hot air balloons rise up from the Fiesta's site in Ashton Court.

Britain is full of traditions and sometimes just stopping at a country pub for a beer or having cream tea in a small tea room can make a moment special. Just be careful where you end up, though. Coaches full of sightseers went to the small village of Kiddlington early this month. As the visitors were taking pictures of the houses and entering private gardens, the locals were taking pictures of them. To this day, nobody knows what the tourists were doing there. Always be sure where you are, and learn enough English to ask for directions. Have a nice holiday!

词汇表

Brexit  英国脱离欧盟
timely  适时的
The British museum  大英博物馆
must-see  必须要看的
outdoors  户外,野外
The Notting Hill Carnival  诺丁山狂欢节
street festival  街头庆祝活动
Caribbean  加勒比地区的
urge  欲望,冲动
popularity  受欢迎程度,人气
Robin Hood Festival  罗宾汉节
jousting tournament  马上长矛比武赛
comedy act  喜剧表演
balloon  气球
country pub  乡村酒吧
cream tea  奶油茶点
coach  长途客车
sightseer  观光客,游客
local  当地居民

测验与练习

1. 阅读课文并回答问题。

1. What makes this summer better for travelling to Britain?

2. What kind of event happens in Notting Hill in August?

3. Where do you go to see performers telling jokes?

4. Where do you go if you want to see England's green and pleasant land from above?

5. Which noun in the article refers to music?

2. 请你在不参考课文的情况下完成下列练习。选择一个意思合适的单词填入句子的空格处

1. It's hot and I'm thirsty. Let's go to a __________!

street festival      parade      pub      borough

2. If you go to New York, the Empire State Building is __________.

a must-see      go-to      outdoors      a parade

3. The mayor was sure the new suspension bridge would attract many __________ from different countries.

locals      sightseers      performers      legendary characters

4. Manchester is a bustling city. There's __________ to do there.

nothing      many      anything      plenty

5. If you are __________ shopping, you can't miss the high-street sales.

outside      into      outdoors      up

答案

1. 阅读课文并回答问题。

1. What makes this summer better for travelling to Britain?
Not only the attractions but also the cheap pound, which is making travelling less expensive.

2. What kind of event happens in Notting Hill in August?
A street party known as 'the Notting Hill Carnival'.

3. Where do you go to see performers telling jokes?
There are comedy acts in the Robin Hood Festival, in Sherwood Forest Country Park.

4. Where do you go if you want to see England's green and pleasant land from above?
You go to the balloon fiesta in Bristol.

5. Which noun in the article refers to music?
'Beat' - it's a reference to the rhythm in music.

2. 请你在不参考课文的情况下完成下列练习。选择一个意思合适的单词填入句子的空格处

1. It's hot and I'm thirsty. Let's go to a pub!

2. If you go to New York, the Empire State Building is a must-see.

3. The mayor was sure the new suspension bridge would attract many sightseers from different countries.

4. Manchester is a bustling city. There's plenty to do there.

5. If you are into shopping, you can't miss the high-street sales.



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