【英语学习】参观博物馆 [含声频]

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来自世界不同地方的六位学生在美国相遇。他们都是交换学生,到美国大学就读一个学期,学习英语,了解美国文化,同时修专业课程。英语日常会话” (Everyday Conversations)系列围绕这六位学生在美国的经历展开。这套材料适于中级或中级以上英语水平的学生使用


三个学生 (AkinyiJana and Lucía)在博物馆参观时交谈。

Lucía: Thanks for coming with me to this museum today.

Jana: Thanks for inviting us! I’m really excited to be here. This museum has a largecollection of artifacts from indigenous cultures around the world.

Akinyi: Yes, and such relics can teach us so much about the customs of people from the past. They’re like storybooks.

Lucía: I didn’t know you both were so interested in this.

Jana: My father is an anthropologist, so I grew up learning about ancient civilizationsfrom him.

Akinyi: I didn’t know that about your father. And he’s okay with you choosing to study engineering?

Jana: Sure. My parents want me to do what I love. And although this sort of stuff interests me, I’m an engineer at heart.

Lucía: I wish I knew exactly what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. But instead of worrying about that, let’s just decide what cool artifacts we’re going to see today.

让我们来学习一些词语(也可阅读英文解释):

collection(一批)收藏品

An artifact:过去某一时代或时期人们使用的实物,如工具或装饰,往往能够反映当时的历史或文化。

Indigenous:本土的,原住的

relic:遗物,遗迹

custom:风俗

An anthropologist:人类学家

Ancient civilization:古文明

词组at heart用于形容一个人的内心本质。例如: “He has a lot of friends, but he is a shy, private person at heart.” (他有很多朋友,但他实际上是一个腼腆和注重隐私的人。)

有兴趣听更多英语对话吗?请浏览“英语学习”专题网页。

American English 网站提供可供英语学生和教师免费使用的多种英语资源。American English Facebook网页提供每天更新的英语学习资料

“日常会话”由美国国务院教育与文化事务局英语语言项目处(Office of English Language Programs, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs)资深项目官员海蒂·豪兰(Heidi Howland)编写。


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