2011年 10月 19日, 星期三 - 格林尼治标准时间10:32

Crocodile Tears 鳄鱼泪

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文字稿

A lavish funeral for a famous Costa Rican crocodile.

People have lined the streets of Siquirres to bid farewell to Pocho, who was 60 years old.

For the past eight years he's been drawing tourists to the town to see him and his owner perform hair-raising tricks.

Now the four-and-a-half metre long reptile is to be embalmed and put in a museum.

中文文字稿

一只有名的哥斯达黎加的鳄鱼享受了豪华隆重的葬礼。

在哥斯达黎加市的街道上,站满了为享年60岁Pocho 送行的人们。

在过去的8年中,这只鳄鱼和它的主人表演一系列令人毛骨悚然的惊险节目,吸引了无数旅游观光者。

现在这只有四米半长的鳄鱼将会被一座博物馆用防腐药保存。

词汇

lavish: 豪华的,隆重的

to bid farewell to: 道别

drawing: 吸引

hair-raising: 令人毛骨悚然的

embalmed: 用化学药物防腐

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lavish/to bid farewell to/draw/hair-raising/embalmed

1.
The monastery, which was built in 1936, is young by Romanian standards. It was closed throughout the communist period, when it functioned as the offices of the local agricultural co-operative. But the ancient crosses which _________ the crowds in September and which led to the establishment of the monastery in the first place, were carefully preserved.

2.
Numerous _______ receptions and parties are integral to the run-up to the Oscars ceremony, which is taking place on 26 February, with film companies devoting substantial budgets to courting voters.

3.
Wedding formalities began after the king and his father, former monarch Jigme Singye Wangchuk, entered a sacred chamber of the monastery, which holds the __________ body of the country's 17th Century founder.

4.
Hundreds of people have visited Wellington Zoo ___________________ an emperor penguin who washed up on a New Zealand beach in June.

5.
"The winchman did a wonderful job and the whole helicopter crew. You see all the TV documentaries about the air-sea rescue teams and it all looks ______________. Until it happens to you, you don't appreciate the skill and bravery they show," the judge said.

答案

1.
The monastery, which was built in 1936, is young by Romanian standards. It was closed throughout the communist period, when it functioned as the offices of the local agricultural co-operative. But the ancient crosses which draw the crowds in September and which led to the establishment of the monastery in the first place, were carefully preserved.

2.
Numerous lavish receptions and parties are integral to the run-up to the Oscars ceremony, which is taking place on 26 February, with film companies devoting substantial budgets to courting voters.

3.
Wedding formalities began after the king and his father, former monarch Jigme Singye Wangchuk, entered a sacred chamber of the monastery, which holds the embalmed body of the country's 17th Century founder.

4.
Hundreds of people have visited Wellington Zoo to bid farewell to an emperor penguin who washed up on a New Zealand beach in June.

5.
"The winchman did a wonderful job and the whole helicopter crew. You see all the TV documentaries about the air-sea rescue teams and it all looks hair-raising. Until it happens to you, you don't appreciate the skill and bravery they show," the judge said.

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