Lesson 80 The Crystal Palace 水晶宫

来源于未知   雪域流沙发布   2020-05-30 15:35更新  浏览

First listen and then answer the question.
听录音,然后回答以下问题。
How many people visited the Great Exhibition of 1851?

英式发音:

美式发音:

Perhaps the most extraordinary building of the nineteenth century was the Crystal Palace, which was built in Hyde Park for the Great Exhibition of 1851. The Crystal Palace was different from all other buildings in the world, for it was made of iron and glass. It was one of the biggest buildings of all time and a lot of people from many countries came to see it. A great many goods were sent to the exhibition from various parts of the world. There was also a great deal of machinery on display. The most wonderful piece of machinery on show was Nasmyth's steam hammer. Though in those days, travelling was not as easy as it is 10 today, steam boats carried thousands of visitors across the Channel from Europe. On arriving in England, they were taken to the Crystal Palace by train. There were six million visitors in all, and the profits from the exhibition were used to build museums and colleges. Later, the Crystal Palace was moved to South London. It remained one of the most famous buildings in the world until it was burnt down in 1936.

New words and expressions 生词和短语

palace (title) /'pælilis/ n. 宫殿   
machinery (1.8) /mə'ʃi:nəri/ n. 机器
extraordinary (1.1) /ik'strɔ:dənəri/ adj.不平常的,
display (1.8) /di'splei/ n. 展览非凡的
steam (1.9) /sti:m/ n. 蒸汽
exhibition (1.3) /'eksə'bıʃən/n. 展览
profit (1.11) /'prɑfit/ n. 利润
iron (1.4) /'aiən/ n. 铁
college (1.12) /'kɔlıdʒ/ n. 学院
various (1.7) /'veəriəs/ adj. 各种各样的

Notes on the text 课文注释

1  which was built in Hyde Park, 是一个非限定性定语从句,修饰the Crystal Palace。
2  the Great Exhibition, 世界博览会。
3  it was made of iron and glass, 它是用钢和玻璃建成的。be made of …,用……制造(指原材料没有发生化学上的变化)。
4  of all time, 空前的。
5  on display = on show, 展出。
6  on arriving in England, 一到英国。
7  in all, 总共。

参考译文

19世纪最不寻常的建筑也许要数水晶宫了,它是为1851年的“世界博览会”而建在海德公园的。这座水晶宫不同于世界上所有的其他建筑,因为它是用钢和玻璃建成的。它是有史以来最高大的建筑物之一,因此,人们从各个国家纷纷前来参观。大量的商品从世界各地运送到了博览会,参展的还有很多机器,其中最奇妙的是内史密斯的蒸汽锤。尽管在当时旅行不像现在这么容易,但汽船还是把成千上万的参观者从欧洲大陆送过了英吉利海峡。一到英国,火车就把他们送到了水晶宫。参观的人数总共是600万。博览会的赢利用来建造博物馆和高等学校。后来,“水晶宫”被移到了伦敦南部。在1936年被焚毁之前,它一直是世界上最著名的建筑物之一。

网友评论

巴士英语网QQ群238230767   ()

相关内容


栏目导航

内容推荐

猜你感兴趣