2011年 12月 20日, 星期二 - 格林尼治标准时间17:37

Polar plunge 北极深跳

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The temperature was close to freezing but this was no time to get cold feet.

Hundreds of thrill-seekers looking for a challenge and a good cause jumped into a hole in the Alaskan ice.

Some of the groups came in fancy dress.

The crowd gathered around the hole clapping and cheering on the participants of this charity event in support of disabled athletes.

中文文字稿


虽然温度几乎到零度,但可没有时间让人打退堂鼓。

数百名寻求刺激的人为了迎接挑战和支持慈善活动,跳进了阿拉斯加的冰河里。

有些人身着化妆舞会的盛装。

人们聚集在这个冰水窟窿旁,拍手鼓励参加的各位挑战者们。这次活动是为残疾运动员举行的慈善募捐。


词汇

to get cold feet: 临阵退缩,打退堂鼓

thrill-seekers: 寻求刺激的人

a good cause: 有益于社区的活动,慈善活动

fancy dress: 化妆舞会的服饰

cheering on: 鼓励,为人加油

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to get cold feet / thrill-seekers / a good cause / fancy dress / cheering on

1.

The Guinness World Records has confirmed that Penzance now holds the title for the largest gathering of pirates in one place. On Sunday 25 June, 8,734 people in _________ assembled on Penzance promenade at 13:00 BST.

2.

Scientists say they have found physical evidence of brain differences which may drive _____________ to act impulsively or dangerously.

3.

Thousands turned up at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff for a second time in a week to ____________ the Wales team at the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. More than 16,000 fans watched the third-place play-off against Australia on the venue's big screens.

4.

The events in the Gaza Strip may limit the amount of debate given to the prickly issue of crimes of aggression. Some insiders at the ICC conference are even hinting that delegates may have _____________, and the much expected vote on the subject could be put on ice.

5.

MPs have occasionally been accused of telling tales but, thanks to a Buckinghamshire charity, they have now done it for _________. Prime Minister David Cameron and Home Secretary Theresa May have joined more than 80 Conservative MPs to record stories for visually impaired children.

答案

1.

The Guinness World Records has confirmed that Penzance now holds the title for the largest gathering of pirates in one place. On Sunday 25 June, 8,734 people in fancy dress assembled on Penzance promenade at 13:00 BST.

2.

Scientists say they have found physical evidence of brain differences which may drive "thrill-seekers" to act impulsively or dangerously.

3.

Thousands turned up at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff for a second time in a week to cheer on the Wales team at the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. More than 16,000 fans watched the third-place play-off against Australia on the venue's big screens.

4.

The events in the Gaza Strip may limit the amount of debate given to the prickly issue of crimes of aggression. Some insiders at the ICC conference are even hinting that delegates may have got cold feet, and the much expected vote on the subject could be put on ice.

5.

MPs have occasionally been accused of telling tales but, thanks to a Buckinghamshire charity, they have now done it for a good cause. Prime Minister David Cameron and Home Secretary Theresa May have joined more than 80 Conservative MPs to record stories for visually impaired children.

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