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  The Jumbo Stay Hotel  前所未見的客機飯店
by Daniel Howard
Sleeping on a plane has never been so comfortable.
睡在飛機上從未如此舒適。

  Just outside the Arlanda International Airport in Stockholm, Sweden, there is a unique hostel: Jumbo Stay Hotel. _(1)_ Jumbo Stay Hotel is actually an airplane.
  In 2006, businessman Oscar Dios was looking for a way to open a hotel near the Arlanda International Airport. He wanted to give a place to stay for those who were traveling through the airport on their way to somewhere else in the world. Furthermore, those who wanted to avoid having to get up early and make a trip from their hotel to the airport were also under his consideration. _(2)_ He saw an opportunity and bought the airplane. After renovations, the airplane was moved to its current location, where it is held in place by steel cradles on the landing gear. Subsequently, it opened in 2008.
  The repurposed airplane now has 33 rooms of various sizes with a total of 80 beds. _(3)_ Despite its name, Jumbo Stay Hotel is a hostel and not a hotel. There are limited services available, and only the most expensive rooms have their own bathrooms. _(4)_ There is also a café where travelers can have breakfast after a night's stay or a cup of coffee and a snack. _(5)_ And for anyone who has ever wanted to experience what it feels like to "safely" stand on a jet's wing, there is now an observation deck available on the left wing of Jumbo Stay Hotel.

(A) Around this time, he discovered an old Boeing 747 that had previously been in service of Pan Am.
(B) The coffee shop is open to everyone who is interested in this unique hostel, and it's the perfect place to watch planes come in on the nearby runways.
(C) Most of the rooms share communal toilets and showers.
(D) Even the airplane's cockpit has been converted into a luxury room with a view of the airport.
(E) While this hostel is conveniently located only about 20 meters away from the runway, that isn't what makes it special.


原來如此
  1. 第一題空格應選 (E)
    理由:
    a. 空格前一句提及 "Just outside the Arlanda International Airport in Stockholm, Sweden, there is a unique hostel: Jumbo Stay Hotel." (有一間獨特的旅舍就位於瑞典斯德哥爾摩的阿蘭達國際機場之外,名為『珍寶飯店』。),而 (E) 項的句子接著說明 "While this hostel is conveniently located only about 20 meters away from the runway, that isn't what makes it special."(雖然這間旅舍坐落在距離飛機起降跑道只有大約二十公尺遠,地點便利,但這點並非是讓它顯得與眾不同的地方。),前一句的 unique (獨特的)與後一句的 special (特別的)互相呼應,故兩句形成關聯。
    b. 根據上述,(E) 項應為正選。
    大補丸:
    runway n. 飛機跑道
  2. 第二題空格應選 (A)
    理由:
    a. 空格後一句提及 "He saw an opportunity and bought the airplane."(他看到這是個機會,便買下了這架飛機。),而 (A) 項的句子提及 "Around this time, he discovered an old Boeing 747 that had previously been in service of Pan Am."(大約在這段時間,他發現了一架先前曾為泛美航空服務的波音 747 舊客機。),前一句的 airplane(飛機)與後一句的 Boeing 747(波音 747 客機)互相呼應,故產生關聯。
    b. 根據上述,(A) 項應為正選。
    大補丸:
    previously adv. 先前地,之前
    As previously reported, the mayor has been doing a terrible job.
    如同先前的報導,這名市長政績不彰。
  3. 第三題空格應選 (D)
    理由:
    a. 空格前一句提及 "The repurposed airplane now has 33 rooms of various sizes with a total of 80 beds."(這架轉換用途的飛機目前擁有三十三間各種大小房型的客房,共有八十個床位。),而 (D) 項的句子提及 "Even the airplane's cockpit has been converted into a luxury room with a view of the airport."(甚至連飛機的駕駛座艙也被改造成一間坐擁機場景觀的豪華房間。),前後兩句以 room(房間)一字形成關聯。
    b. 根據上述,(D) 項應為正選。
    大補丸:
    a. cockpit n.(飛機、賽車等的)
    駕駛員座艙
    b. be converted into / to...  轉變成……
    The hotel is going to be converted into a nursing home.
    這間飯店將被改建成養老院。
  4. 第四題空格應選 (C)
    理由:
    a. 空格前一句提及 "There are limited services available, and only the most expensive rooms have their own bathrooms."(機上能提供的服務有限,僅有最高價的客房才備有個人浴室。),而 (C) 項的句子提及 "Most of the rooms share communal toilets and showers."(大部份的客房必須共用公共廁所和淋浴間。),前一句的 bathrooms (浴室)與後一句的 toilets and showers (廁所和淋浴間)互相呼應,故兩句形成關聯。
    b. 根據上述,(C) 項應為正選。
    大補丸:
    communal a. 公共的
    The apartment has four separate bedrooms and a communal kitchen.
    這棟公寓擁有四間獨立的臥室以及一間共用廚房。
  5. 第五題空格應選 (B)
    理由:
    a. 空格前一句提及 "There is also a café where travelers can have breakfast after a night's stay or a cup of coffee and a snack."(機上還有一間咖啡廳,旅客夜宿一晚後可以在那裡享用早餐或是一杯咖啡和小點心。),而 (B) 項的句子提到 "The coffee shop is open to everyone who is interested in this unique hostel, and it's the perfect place to watch planes come in on the nearby runways."(咖啡廳開放給所有對這間獨樹一格的旅舍感興趣的人士,而且這裡是觀看飛機從附近跑道進入機場的絕佳場所。),前一句的 café (咖啡廳)與後一句的 coffee shop (咖啡廳)互相呼應,故兩句形成關聯。
    b. 根據上述,(B) 項應為正選。
    大補丸:
    be open to...  對……開放
    The swimming club is open to families in the neighborhood without restriction.
    這個游泳俱樂部對鄰近地區的家庭無限制開放。

精解字詞
  1. jumbo a. 巨大的,大型的 & n. 大型客機(尤指波音 747 客機)
    衍: a jumbo jet  巨型噴射式客機
    Could you buy a jumbo bag of washing powder while you're on the way home?
    你在回家的路上可以幫我買一包特大包的洗衣粉嗎?
  2. hostel n.(價格低廉的)旅舍
    衍: a youth hostel  青年旅舍
    It is much cheaper to stay in a youth hostel than a hotel.
    住青年旅舍比住飯店要便宜多了。
  3. renovation n. 整修
    衍: renovate vt. 整修,裝修
    Due to renovation, the restaurant will not be open until next Friday.
    由於重新裝潢,該餐廳要到下星期五才會開張。
    The couple spent a lot of money renovating their old beach house.
    那對夫婦花了一大筆錢翻修他們那間舊的海灘別墅。
  4. current a. 目前的,當前的
    衍: recent a. 最近的
    Mike plans on marrying his current girlfriend.
    麥克計劃要娶他的現任女友為妻。
    Mrs. Krause is somewhat puzzled by her daughter's recent behavior.
    克羅斯太太對她女兒近來的行為感到有些不解。
  5. repurposed a. 改變用途的
    衍: repurpose vt. 把⋯⋯改變用途
    Is there any vacant storage area that could be repurposed for storing wine?
    有沒有任何閒置的儲存區可以改存放酒呢?
  6. limited a. 有限的
    反: unlimited a. 無限制的
    衍: be limited to...  侷限於……
    I have only a limited understanding of French.
    我只懂得一點法語。
    Do not underestimate your ability because everyone has unlimited potential.
    別低估自己的能力,因為每個人都有無限的潛力。
    *underestimate vt. 低估
    Each customer is limited to four tickets.
    每一位顧客限購四張票。
  7. snack n. 點心;小菜 & vi. 吃點心
    衍: snack on...  吃⋯⋯(當點心)
    Celery is high in fiber but low in calories, which makes it a good snack for people on a diet.
    芹菜富含纖維但低卡路里,對節食的人來說是很好的小菜。
    Do you have anything in your house to snack on? I'm starving.
    你家裡有什麼可以當點心吃的嗎?我餓死了。
  8. jet n. 噴射機(此為 jet plane 的縮寫)

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參考字詞

Stockholm n. 斯德哥爾摩(瑞典首都)
cradle n. 托架;搖籃;發源地
landing gear  起落架
an observation deck  景觀臺
observation n. 觀測,觀察
deck n. 露天平臺

片語小舖
  1. on one's way to...  某人去……的途中
    Sandy dropped in on me on her way to the night market.
    珊蒂在去夜市的途中順道過來看我。
    *drop in (on sb)  順便造訪(某人)
  2. hold sth in place  將某物固定在某位置
    衍: in place  就緒
    Hold this ribbon in place so I can tie it into a bow.
    把緞帶拿好,我才可以將它綁成蝴蝶結。
    Overall, we expect to have these changes in place by the end of the month.
    整體而言,我們預計要在月底前讓這些改變生效。

中文翻譯&標準答案


前所未見的客機飯店

睡在飛機上從未如此舒適。

  有一間獨特的旅舍就位於瑞典斯德哥爾摩的阿蘭達國際機場之外,名為『珍寶飯店』。雖然這間旅舍坐落在距離飛機起降跑道只有大約二十公尺遠,地點便利,但這點並非是讓它顯得與眾不同的地方。珍寶飯店實際上是一架飛機。

  2006 年,一位名為奧斯卡.迪奧斯的生意人當時正在想辦法開設一間靠近阿蘭達國際機場的飯店。他想要提供那些想前往世界其他地方的過境旅客一個短暫的住宿地方。此外,那些想省去必須早起從飯店趕往機場的人也在他的考量範圍之內。大約在這段時間,他發現了一架先前曾為泛美航空服務的波音 747 舊客機。他看到這是個機會,便買下了這架飛機。整修過後,飛機被運往其目前所在的位置,它透過安裝鋼架在起落架上以固定。隨後,它於 2008 年開業了。

  這架轉換用途的飛機目前擁有三十三間各種大小房型的客房,共有八十個床位。甚至連飛機的駕駛座艙也被改造成一間坐擁機場景觀的豪華房間。儘管它的名稱是飯店,珍寶飯店卻是一間旅舍,而不是一間飯店。機上能提供的服務有限,僅有最高價的客房才備有個人浴室。大部份的客房必須共用公共廁所和淋浴間。機上還有一間咖啡廳,旅客夜宿一晚後可以在那裡享用早餐或是一杯咖啡和小點心。咖啡廳開放給所有對這間獨樹一格的旅舍感興趣的人士,而且這裡是觀看飛機從附近跑道進入機場的絕佳場所。另外,對於任何一位曾經想體驗『安全地』站在飛機機翼上是什麼感覺的人來說,珍寶飯店的左翼上方現在還有一個觀景臺可讓他們大開眼界。

答案: 1. E 2. A 3. D 4. C 5. B






























 
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