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44 Speed and comfort 又快捷又舒适 (2分钟)

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摘要: ./xingainian3/L_44.mp3 Passage 44 Speed and comfort 又快捷又舒适1.People travelling long distances frequently have to decide whether they would prefer to go by land, sea, or air.2.Hardly anyone can po ...
Passage 44 Speed and comfort  又快捷又舒适
1.People travelling long distances frequently have to decide whether they would prefer to go by
land, sea, or air.
2.Hardly anyone can positively enjoy sitting in a train for more than a few hours.
3.Train compartments soon get cramped and stuffy,It is almost impossible to take your mind off the journey.
4.Reading is only a partial solution.
5.for the monotonous rhythm of the wheels clicking on the rails soon lulls you to sleep.
6.During the day, sleep comes in snatches, At night, when you really wish to go to sleep, you
rarely manage to do so.
7.If you are lucky enough to get a sleeper, you spend half the night staring at the small blue light
in the ceiling, or fumbling to find you ticket for inspection.
8.Inevitably you arrive at your destination almost exhausted.
9. Long car journeys are even less pleasant, for it is quite impossible even to read.
10.On motorways you can, at least, travel fairly safely at high speeds.
11.But more often than not, the greater part of the journey is spent on roads with few service
stations and too much traffic.
12. By comparison, ferry trips or cruises offer a great variety of civilized comforts.
13.You can stretch your legs on the spacious decks, play games, meet interesting people and enjoy
good food -- always assuming, of course, that the sea is calm.
14.If it is not, and you are likely to get seasick, no form of transport could be worse.
15. Even if you travel in ideal weather, sea journeys take a long time. 16.Relatively few people are
prepared to sacrifice holiday time for the pleasure of travlling by sea.
17.Aeroplanes have the reputation of being dangerous and even hardened travellers are intimidated by
them.
18. They also have the disadvantage of being an expensive form of transport.
19. But nothing can match them for speed and comfort.
20.Travelling at a height of 30,000 feet, far above the clouds, and at over 500 miles an hour is an
exhilarating experience.
21.You do not have to devise ways of taking your mind off the journey, for an aeroplane gets you to
your destination rapidly.
22. For a few hours, you settle back in a deep armchair to enjoy the flight.
23. The real escapist can watch a film and sip champagne on some services.
24.But even when such refinements are not available, there is plenty to keep you occupied.
25.An aeroplane offers you an unusual and breathtaking view of the world.
26.You soar effortlessly over high mountains and deep valleys. You really see the shape of the land.
27.If the landscape is hidden from view, you can enjoy the extraordinary sight of unbroken cloud
plains that stretch out for miles before you, while the sun shines brilliantly in a clear sky.
28. The journey is so smooth that there is nothing to prevent you from reading or sleeping.
29.However you decide to spend your time, one thing is certain: you will arrive at your destination
fresh and uncrumpled. You will not have to spend the next few days recovering from a long and arduous journey.
 
生词:
speed快捷
comfort舒适
_______________
travelling旅行的
distances 距离
frequently 常常
have to 需要
decide决定
whether是否
prefer to喜欢
go走
—————————
hardly几乎没有
positively 真正地
enjoy 喜欢
sitting 坐
more than超过
——————————————————      
compartments 车厢
 get 变得
cramped拥挤(过去式)
stuffy闷热
impossible 很难的
journey旅途
——————————————————
reading 看书
partial 部分
solution解决
——————————————————————
monotonous 单调的
rhythm 节奏
wheels 车轮
clicking 嘎喳声
lulls 间歇
sleep梦乡
——————————————————
comes in 进入
snatches短暂的
at night 在夜里
wish 希望
go to sleep 睡着
rarely 很少地
manage设法
——————————————————————
lucky走运的
enough相当
get得到
sleeper卧铺
spend 花费
staring at 盯着
ceiling车顶
fumbling 摸索
find 找
inspection查票
——————————————————
inevitably一旦
arrive at到达
destination目的地
exhausted疲惫不堪
————————————————————
less更少的
pleasant舒适的
impossible不可能的
read阅读
————————————————
motorways高速公路
at least至少
travel 旅行
fairly 相当地
safely 安全地
————————————————————
more often than not多半
spent 花费
service服务
stations车站
traffic交通
————————————————————
by comparison 相比之下
ferry渡船
cruises游览
offer得到
variety各种
civilized 文明世界的
comforts享受
——————————————————————————
stretch 伸展
spacious宽敞的
decks 甲板
meet 见到
interesting有趣的
enjoy 享用
assuming 如果
of course当然
calm平静的
————————————————————
are likely to可能
get变得
seasick晕船
transport旅行方式
worse更糟的
————————————————
even if即使
take花费
—————————————————
relatively相对来说
few 很少
prepared愿意的 (过去式)
sacrifice 牺牲
pleasure 乐趣
————————————————
aeroplanes飞机
reputation 名气
dangerous 危险
hardened老资格的
travellers 旅行者
intimidated害怕(过去式)
——————————————
disadvantage 缺点
expensive昂贵
——————————————
nothing 没有
can可以
match相比的
speed速度
comfort舒适
——————————————————————
height高处
clouds 云
exhilarating使人高兴的
experience经历
——————————————————
not have to不必
devise想
taking off摆脱
aeroplane飞机
gets使
destination目的地
rapidly迅速地
————————————————————
settle...in在......中坐稳
armchair 扶手椅
enjoy享受
——————————————————
escapist
watch 会享受者
sip喝
champagne香槟
————————————————————
even when即使
refinements
available消遣条件
there is有
plenty 充裕
occupied无空闲的
————————————————
offers提供
unusual非同寻常的
breathtaking 壮观的
view美景
————————————————————
soar高飞
effortlessly 毫不费劲地
mountains山地
valleys山谷
see观看
————————————————————————
landscape 风景
hidden 隐藏
extraordinary 非同寻常的
sight of视野
unbroken 连绵不断的
plains 清晰的
stretch out 延伸
shines 光亮
brilliantly灿烂地
——————————————————————
smooth平稳
prevent 阻止
reading阅读
sleeping 睡眠
——————————————————
decide决定
spend 消磨
certain 肯定的
arrive at 到达
fresh 精神焕发
uncrumpled 毫无倦意
recovering 恢复精神
arduous辛苦
————————————————
参考译文
1.出远门的人常常需要决定是走旱路、水路,还是坐飞机。
2.很少有人能够真正喜欢坐几个小时以上的火车。
3.车厢很快就变得拥挤、闷热,想摆脱开旅途的困扰是很难的。
4.看书只能解决部分问题。
5.车轮与铁轨间单调的嘎喳声很快就会送你进入梦乡。
6.白天是忽睡忽醒,到了夜晚,你真想睡了,却很难入睡。
7.即使你走运弄到一个卧铺,夜间有一半时间你会盯着车顶那盏小蓝灯而睡不着觉;要不然就为查票摸索你的车票。
8.一旦抵达目的地,你总是疲惫不堪。
9.乘汽车作长途旅行则更加不舒服,因为连看书都几乎不可能。
10.在公路上还好,你至少能以相当快的速度安全地向前行。
11.但旅行的大部分时间都花在路上,而且只有很少的服务设施,交通也很拥挤。
12.相比之下,坐船旅行或环游可以得到文明世界的各种享受。
13.你可以在甲板上伸展四肢、做游戏,还能也很见到各种有趣的人,能享用各种美味佳肴——当然,这一切只有在大海
风平浪静的情况下才有可能。
14.如果大海肆虐起来,你就可能晕船,那种难受劲儿是任何一种别的旅行的方式都不会带来的。
15.即使风平浪静,坐船旅行也要占用很长时间。
16.没有多少人会为享受坐船旅行的乐趣而牺牲假期的时间。
17.飞机以危险而著称,连老资格的旅行者也怕飞机。
18.飞机另一个缺点是昂贵。
19.但就速度与舒适而言,飞机是无与伦比的。
20.腾云驾雾,在30,000 英尺高空以500英里的时速旅行,这种经历令人心旷神怡。
21.你不必想办法去摆脱旅途的困扰,因为飞机会迅速地把你送到目的地。
22.几小时之内,你躺在扶手椅上,享受着旅途的欢乐。
23.真正会享受的人还可以在某些航班上看一场电影和喝香槟。
24.即使没有这些消遣条件,也总是有事可做。
25.飞机上,你可以观察世界上非同寻常的奇妙的美景。
26.你毫不费劲地飞越高山幽谷,你确能饱览大地的风貌。
27.如果这种景色被遮住了,你可以观赏一下展现在你面前的、一望数英里的、连绵不断的云海,同时阳光灿烂,天空清
澈明朗。
28.旅途平稳,丝毫不妨碍你阅读或睡眠。
29.不管你打算如何消磨时间,有件事是可以肯定的,即当你抵达目的地时,你感到精神焕发,毫无倦意,用不着因为漫
长的旅途的辛苦而花几天时间休息来恢复精神。

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