2011年 10月 12日, 星期三 - 格林尼治标准时间16:28

80 Years at the Top 耸立云端80载

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The statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro. One of the world's most iconic monuments.

The famous Brazilian landmark, which is perched on top of the 700 metre Corcovado mountain, is celebrating its 80th birthday.

It took five years to build and was inaugurated in October 1931. Now up to ten thousand visitors flock to the 38 metre tall figure every day.

中文文字稿

坐落在巴西里约热内卢的救世基督像,是该市标志性的纪念雕塑。

站立在里约热内卢700米高的科科瓦多山頂的纪念碑迎来了它80周年的纪念日。

该纪念碑经过五年施工,于1931年剪彩揭幕。

现在每天前来参观这座38米巨雕的人蜂拥而至,络绎不绝。

词汇

iconic: 偶像的,具有代表性的

landmark: 地标性建筑

perched: 矗立,耸立

inaugurated: 揭幕

flock to: 蜂拥而至


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1.
One of Glasgow's most notorious ___________ is to be given a new lease of life as part of a scheme to boost cycling and pedestrian travel. The so-called "bridge to nowhere", a pedestrian link over the M8 motorway, has never been used and has no access ramps.

2.
[The Maspero] was ________________ in Cairo in 1960 - the first dedicated television building ever built in the Middle East.

3.
Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, the Coca-Cola bottle and Christ are history's top ____________ images, according to an Oxford professor.

4.
The eastern Canadian fishing town calls itself the iceberg capital of the world, and tourists ___________ visit in the summer when the season for the frozen goliaths is booming.

5.
Hong Kong's Ocean Park, which features a vast aquarium and rollercoaster rides all _____________ atop one of Hong Kong's lush craggy peaks,saw attendance figures rise by 6% last year despite the threat from the big-name cross-town rival Disney.

答案

1.
One of Glasgow's most notorious landmarks is to be given a new lease of life as part of a scheme to boost cycling and pedestrian travel. The so-called "bridge to nowhere", a pedestrian link over the M8 motorway, has never been used and has no access ramps.

2.
[The Maspero] was inaugurated in Cairo in 1960 - the first dedicated television building ever built in the Middle East.

3.
Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, the Coca-Cola bottle and Christ are history's top iconic images, according to an Oxford professor.

4.
The eastern Canadian fishing town calls itself the iceberg capital of the world, and tourists flock to visit in the summer when the season for the frozen goliaths is booming.

5.
Hong Kong's Ocean Park, which features a vast aquarium and rollercoaster rides all perched atop one of Hong Kong's lush craggy peaks, saw attendance figures rise by 6% last year despite the threat from the big-name cross-town rival Disney.

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