聽力練習│在倫敦享受聖誕節

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跟《English with Lucy》的英國人Lucy一起享受聖誕節中的倫敦,和她看看當地的小吃、景點,聽聽Lucy最愛在聖誕節時做什麼事,也順便練練自己的聽力吧!

 

原文

 

London is an amazing place all year around, but the Christmas is just unbelievably beautiful. The lights, the displays, the atmosphere, it really is breathtaking. It’s this crazy, busy city for 11 months of the year, but when December comes along you can see all of the busy Londoners making time to take a step back from their routines and just appreciating what the city has to offer.

 

倫敦是一座整年充滿著驚喜的城市,但在聖誕節時倫敦美的簡直讓人不可置信。聖誕燈光、展示以及氛圍,令人嘆為觀止。一年中的11個月以來,你看到的是倫敦的繁榮、 瘋狂,但在12月裡這些忙碌的倫敦人會開始回首看看自己的生活,並感激這個城市為他們帶來的事物。

 

One of the things I really enjoying doing in Christmas is buying amazing gifts for my loved one. One thing I love doing is window shopping. I ‘ll spend an afternoon looking at all the window display without really buying anything, just trying to gather ideas and inspiration. London is so great for shopping. The most famous street is Oxford street, but I really like King’s Road as well. The luxury brands really compete each other. Some of them are pretty impressive. Another lovely place to visit in London in Christmas time is called Covent Garden, the center of which used to be a fruit and vegetable market, and then in the 1980s it changed to a shopping center. There are lots of lovely little shops and you can also see some street performers if you go at the right time.

 

在聖誕節中我喜愛做的其中一件事,就是買超棒的禮物給我心愛的人們。而其中一項我愛做的就是櫥窗購物,我會在下午看看櫥窗展示,收集想法、靈感,並不會真的買東西。倫敦超適合買東西。倫敦最有名的是牛津街,但我也很喜歡國王路。在這裡高級名牌互相爭鋒鬥艷,有些名牌很令人印象深刻。另一個適合在聖誕節去的地方叫柯芬園,它的中心過去曾是蔬果市場。在1980年代時轉變為購物中心,那裡有很多可愛的小商店,如果你去的是時候,還會看到街頭表演者。

 

I enjoy heading down south of the river and appreciating the views of The River Thame’s from one of London’s many bridges. It really does make me feel very very small in such a big city. One of my favorite lunch spots is one of the largest and oldest food markets in the whole of London, Borough Market. In 2014 it celebrated its thousand birthday. If you do head over Borough Market don’t forget to try some of the hot cider, perfect warm you up on a cold day.

我很喜歡往泰晤士河流的南邊走,在倫敦的一些橋上欣賞河岸風光, 感覺自己的渺小。而另一個我最愛想用午餐的地點是倫敦其中一個最古老、盛大的市集──波羅市場。在2014年市場還舉辦了一千週年慶祝。如果你來到波羅市場,千萬記得嚐一點蘋果酒,在冷天氣可是暖身的好方法。

 

So that was a little taste of my beautiful city at Christmas time, and I’ve love to hear your recommendations.
這些就是我喜歡在倫敦聖誕節去的地方、做的事,也歡迎你推薦一些吧!

 

字彙:

Londoners 倫敦人
Oxford Street 牛津街
King’s Street 國王路
Covent Garden 柯芬園
The River Thames 泰晤士河
Borough Market 波羅市場
Cider 蘋果酒

 

參考圖片:Jean_Gagnon_Photos

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