暑假必读的新概念美文: 又快捷又舒适

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一、【Text】课文

People travelling long distances frequently have to decide whether they would prefer to go by land, sea, or air. Hardly anyone

can positively enjoy sitting in a train for more than a few hours. Train compartments soon get cramped and stuffy. It is almost

impossible to take your mind off the journey. Reading is only a partial solution, for the monotonous rhythm of the wheels clicking

on the rails soon lulls you to sleep. During the day, sleep comes in snatches. At night, when you really wish to go to sleep, you

rarely manage to do so. 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 your ticket for inspection. Inevitably you arrive at your destination almost exhausted. Long car

journeys are even less pleasant, for it is quite impossible even to read. On motorways you can, at least, travel fairly safely at high

speeds, but more often than not, the greater part of the journey is spent on roads with few service stations and too much traffic.

By comparison, fferry trips or cruises offer a great variety of civilized comforts. 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. If it is not, and you

are likely to get seasick, no form of transport could be worse. Even if you travel in ideal weather, sea journeys take a long time.

Relatively few people are prepared to sacrifice up to a third of their holidays for the pleasure of travelling by sea.

Aeroplanes have the reputation of being dangerous and even hardened travellers are intimidated by them. They also have the

disadvantage of being tan expensive form of transport. But nothing can match them for speed and comfort. Travelling at a height

of 30,000 feet, far above the clouds, and at over 500 miles an hour is an exhilarating experience. You do not have to devise ways

of taking your mind off the journey, for an aeroplane gets you to your destination rapidly. For a few hours, you settle back in a

deep armchair to enjoy the flight. The real escapist can watch a free film show and sip champagne on some services. But even

when such refinements are not available, there is plenty to keep you occupied. An aeroplane offers you an unusual and

breathtaking view of the world. You soar effortlessly over high mountains and deep valleys. You really see the shape of the land. 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. The journey is so smooth that there is nothing to prevent you from

reading or sleeping. 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.

二、【New words and expressions】生词和短语

●positively adv. 绝对地,完全地

●compartment n. 列车客车厢内的分隔间(或单间)

●cramped adj. 窄小的

●stuffy adj. 憋气的,闷气的

●monotonous adj. 枯燥的,乏味的,单调的

●rhythm n. 有节奏的运动

●click v. 发出咔哒声

●lull v. 催人欲睡

●snatch n. 短时,片段

●sleeper n. 卧铺

●fumble v. 乱摸,摸索

●inspection n. 检查

●inevitably adv. 必然地,不可避免地

●destination n. 目的地

●exhaust v. 使精疲力尽

●motorway n. 快车道

●ferry n. 渡船

●cruise n. 巡游船

●civilize v. 使文明;civilization n. 文明;civilized adj. 文明的

●spacious adj. 宽敞的

●seasick adj. 晕船的;airsick adj. 晕飞机的;carsick adj. 晕车的

●intimidate v. 恐吓,恫吓

●disadvantage n. 短处,缺点

●exhilarating adj. 使人高兴的,令人兴奋的

●escapist n. 逍遥者

●sip v. 呷,啜

 

●champagne n. 香槟酒

●refinement n. 精心的安排

●breathtaking adj. 激动人心的;不寻常的

●soar v. 高飞,翱翔

●effortlessly adv. 不费力地

●landscape n. 景色

●fresh adj. 精神饱满的

●uncrumpled adj. 没有跨下来

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