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牛津上海版初中英语八年级(下册):Unit6 Reading

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France is calling

法国在召唤
Now that winter is behind us,
冬天过去了,
many people are starting to think about going abroad for the summer holidays.
很多人开始考虑出国过暑假。
This year, why not spread your wings and visit France?
今年为什么不张开你的翅膀到法国去呢?
Paris is the capital of France.
巴黎是法国首都。
It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.
它是世界上最受欢迎的旅游目的地之一。
With its world-famous landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe,
法国拥有像艾菲尔铁塔和凯旋门这样世界文明的标志性建筑物,
and its wide, tree-lined streets, Paris is one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
还有宽阔的林荫道,这些使法国成为世界最美的城市之一。
If you are taking your children with you,
如果你带上孩子一起去法国,
remember that EuroDisney is just an hour away from the centre of Paris.
记得欧洲迪斯尼就位于距巴黎中心一小时路程的地方。
It offers many of the same attractions as the Disney parks in the USA.
它和美国迪斯尼一样提供众多吸引人的地方。
If you want to go on to visit Britain, you can now do it without flying or taking a ferry.
如果想去英国游览,如今无需乘坐飞机或渡船就能到达。
The Channel Tunnel enables you to travel by train from Paris to London in about three hours.
通过走海底隧道,列车大约3小时就能把你从巴黎送往伦敦。
The centre of France is a big, agricultural region,
法国中部是一大片农业区,
growing crops such as wheat and sunflowers, and there are many vineyards.
种植小麦和向日葵一类作物,还有很多葡萄园。
Farmers grow grapes there to make excellent wine.
农民们在那里种植葡萄,制造优质的葡萄酒。
One of the most scenic areas is the Loire Valley,
法国最著名的景色之一是卢瓦尔流域,
where you can visit the old castles in which the kings and queens of France used to live.
在那里可以去参观法国国王和皇后曾居住过的古堡。
France, like China, is famous for its food.
和中国一样,法国以其食物而闻名。
In our city, we can see the influence of France in some ways.
在我们的城市里,能够从某些方面看出法国的影响力。
Some bakeries provide French bread and cakes.
有的面包店供应法式面包和蛋糕。
Other popular French products are cheese and wine.
流行的法国产品还有奶酪及葡萄酒。
France is a leader in art and culture too.
法国也是艺术文化的领袖。
A lot of young students from different countries go to France to further their studies.
许多来自不同国家的学生都来到法国进修。
Every year, French film festivals, exhibitions and concerts are organized throughout the world.
每年法国都在世界各地组织法国电影节、展览、音乐会。

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organized ['ɔ:gənaiz]

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v. 组织

 
tunnel ['tʌnl]

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n. 隧道,地道
v. 挖隧道,挖地道

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popular ['pɔpjulə]

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adj. 流行的,大众的,通俗的,受欢迎的

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spread [spred]

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v. 伸展,展开,传播,散布,铺开,涂撒
n.

 
wheat [wi:t]

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n. 小麦,小麦色

 
channel ['tʃænl]

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n. 通道,频道,(消息)渠道,海峡,方法
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