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World's longest tunnel and a strange kind of race 世界最长铁路隧道,扛羊毛袋比赛

Episode 160601 / 01 Jun 2016

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World's longest rail tunnel to open 世界最长铁路隧道即将开通

An unusual kind of race 英国泰特伯里镇举行“扛羊毛袋比赛”

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The world's largest railway tunnel opens in Switzerland on Wednesday after nearly two decades of construction. The Gotthard base tunnel, 57 kilometres long, will carry high-speed trains through the heart of the Alps.

历时近二十年的施工,位于瑞士的世界规模最大的铁路隧道将在周三开通。哥达基线隧道全长57公里,它能让高速列车穿过阿尔卑斯山脉的核心地带。

The annual running of the Tetbury Wool Sack Races: Competitors have to climb Gumstool Hill carrying a sack of wool. The men are lifting 27 kilos – the women carry 16 kilos. They run 220 metres up the hill. Tetbury was once a thriving wool town, hence this - a way of showing one's strength.

英国泰特伯里镇举行了一年一度的“扛羊毛袋比赛”:参赛者的任务是背着一袋羊毛攀上古姆斯图尔山,男士搬27公斤,女士搬16公斤。选手们需要跑220米到达山顶处。泰特伯里镇曾是一座因生产羊毛而兴旺的小镇,因此对当地人来说,这个比赛是展示力量的一种方式。

词汇

the heart of
核心

thriving
兴旺的

练习

请从以下词汇中选择适当的答案来完成句子。注意:你可能需要改变单词的时态来完成句子。

the heart of / thriving

1. Having everybody at the meeting meant we could get to _________ the problem and do something about it.

2. We lived in a ________ village until they closed the school and post office.

答案

1. Having everybody at the meeting meant we could get to the heart of the problem and do something about it.

2. We lived in a thriving village until they closed the school and post office.

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