2011年 9月 14日, 星期三 - 格林尼治标准时间16:29

Giraffe on the High Seas 海运长颈鹿

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Travelling long distances can be a pain in the neck

But Jelani the giraffe didn't seem to mind as he took to the seas inside a custom-made, 4.2 metre-high shipping crate.

It took five days to transport him from Auckland Zoo in New Zealand to Melbourne, Australia.

After a few days in quarantine, Jelani will take part in a breeding programme.

中文文字稿

长途旅行可能是一件令人头疼的事…

不过,一只取名为杰拉尼的长颈鹿却并不介意,它坐在一个特制的4.2米高的集装箱里享受这次远航旅行。

人们花了五天时间把它从新西兰的奥克兰动物园运送到澳大利亚的墨尔本。

杰拉尼先要被隔离几天,然后参加一项交配项目。

词汇

a pain in the neck: 令人头疼的事

took to the seas: 开始乘船旅行

custom-made: 定做的

shipping crate: 海运集装箱

in quarantine: 被隔离

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a pain in the neck / took to the seas / custom-made / shipping crate / in quarantine

1.
A __________ electric guitar stolen in Edinburgh from a Californian rock band appearing at a music festival has been recovered by police.

2.
The importation of tortoises is restricted under the Convention in International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) and they can only be brought into the UK if the correct permits have been applied for and issued. The tortoises are ___________ while plans are made for them to be rehomed.

3.
In an article for Scotland on Sunday in February 2000 the judge wrote that the impact of the Convention on Scots Law was already "devastating" and suggested that the legislation was providing "a field day for crackpots, ____________ for judges and legislators, and a goldmine for lawyers".

4.
It has landed here on the island nation of Singapore aboard the MV Copenhagen Express. This is a routine stop over - hundreds of ______________ are unloaded while new ones are hoisted in to replace them.

5.
The company behind the fin whale trade, Hvalur hf, has not hunted any this year because of poor market conditions in Japan following the March earthquake and tsunami. But it does intend to _________ again if and when the market improves.

答案

1.
A custom-made electric guitar stolen in Edinburgh from a Californian rock band appearing at a music festival has been recovered by police.

2.
The importation of tortoises is restricted under the Convention in International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) and they can only be brought into the UK if the correct permits have been applied for and issued. The tortoises are in quarantine while plans are made for them to be rehomed.

3.
In an article for Scotland on Sunday in February 2000 the judge wrote that the impact of the Convention on Scots Law was already "devastating" and suggested that the legislation was providing "a field day for crackpots, a pain in the neck for judges and legislators, and a goldmine for lawyers".

4.
It has landed here on the island nation of Singapore aboard the MV Copenhagen Express. This is a routine stop over - hundreds of shipping crates are unloaded while new ones are hoisted in to replace them.

5.
The company behind the fin whale trade, Hvalur hf, has not hunted any this year because of poor market conditions in Japan following the March earthquake and tsunami. But it does intend to take to the seas again if and when the market improves.

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