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牛津上海版高中英语高一下册:Unit 3 Plants-Reading(2)

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The banyan tree is an interesting tree with many roots growing down from its branches.

榕树是一种有趣的树,它的树枝会往下长出许多根来。
It can be found in south China and other parts of Asia.
榕树生长在中国南部和亚洲其他地区。
When its roots reach the ground, they plant themselves and grow bark.
当根部长出地面,它们自生自长,长出树枝。
Eventually they either become part of the original tree trunk or become separate tree trunks.
最后,它们要么长成原有树干的一部分,要么长成独立的树干。
Using this method, banyan trees can cover an enormous area.
通过此生长过程,榕树覆盖的面积很大。
The world's largest banyan tree, in India, covers an area larger than a football pitch.
世界上最大的榕树生长在印度,它的覆盖面比足球场的面积还要大。
Even though it is only one tree, it looks like a whole forest!
尽管只是一颗树,但它看上去就像一整片森林。
Speaking of trees, a gingko tree believed to be around 2,800 years old was recently discovered in Hebei Province, China.
说到树,前不久在中国河北省发现了一颗银杏树,据说有2800年左右的树龄。
Many gingko trees have been around for more than 1,000 years -- that is the reason why they are known as 'longevity trees' in China.
许多银杏树已活了一千多年了,那就是为什么它们在中国被称为“长寿树”的原因。
While gingko trees can live for a long time, they are not even near being the oldest trees.
虽然银杏树能活很长时间,但是它们还远远算不上古老的树。
Bristlecone pine trees in America are among the oldest living trees.
美洲的狐尾松是现今存活着的最古老的树种之一。
One bristlecone pine tree in Nevada is over 4,600 years old!
内华达州的狐尾松有4600年左右的树龄。

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enormous [i'nɔ:məs]

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adj. 巨大的,庞大的

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trunk [trʌŋk]

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n. 树干,躯干,干线, 象鼻,(汽车后部)行李箱

 
separate ['sepəreit]

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n. 分开,抽印本
adj. 分开的,各自的,

 
pine [pain]

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n. 松树,松木
vi. 消瘦,憔悴,渴望

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pitch [pitʃ]

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n. 沥青,树脂,松脂
n. 程度,投掷,球场

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longevity [lɔn'dʒeviti]

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n. 长寿

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eventually [i'ventjuəli]

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adv. 终于,最后

 
original [ə'ridʒənl]

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adj. 最初的,原始的,有独创性的,原版的

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bark [bɑ:k]

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v. (狗)吠,咆哮
n. 狗吠,咆哮

 


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