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新年食物傳統

New Year Food Traditions
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新年食物傳統 New Year Food Traditions
許多地方甚至因其特色食物和通常與這些特色食物相關的特殊節日而聞名,例如新年假期。
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        The amount of diversity among humans on Earth ensures a rich variety of races, religions, languages, and cultures. Along with these obvious types of differences, there is also an incredible assortment of foods people enjoy. Mankind has developed a tremendous number of __1__ dishes. Many places have even become renowned for their specialty foods and the special __2__ often associated with them, such as the New Year holiday.

        Take the tamale for example. Its origin is Mexico, but it has __3__ across the world with Mexican immigrants. Tamales can now be found in nearly every large city throughout the world, especially wherever Mexicans gather to __4__ New Year's Eve. Corn dough is prepared and then stuffed with meat and other favorite foods. Tamales are then __5__ in a banana leaf or corn husk and steamed, making them very portable.

        People in East Asia and further afield enjoy a steaming soup bowl of soba noodles. Made from buckwheat flour, they are long, thick, and very chewy noodles. They are said to have __6__ in Japan, and are especially eaten there on New Year's Eve. The long noodles represent a long and __7__ life.

        You might not know how to __8__ kransekage, but you'll likely be driven to learn should you come across this irresistible dessert in a bakery in Denmark or Norway. Kransekage literally means “wreath cake,” and is a ring-shaped tower made up of increasingly smaller __9__ cookies stacked one atop another. This beautiful-looking and delicious-tasting dessert can be found on New Year's Eve and other important holidays.

        Last but not least is King cake. It can be found in most Christian __10__ in European countries on New Year's Eve. In some countries, a coin is baked into the cake. Whoever gets the piece with the coin, it is said they will enjoy a lucky new year!

(A) circular (B) spread (C) communities (D) celebrate (E) originated
(F) pronounce (G) wrapped (H) prosperous (I) occasions (J) mouth-watering

答案: 1.J 2.I 3.B 4.D 5.G 6.E 7.H 8.F 9.A 10.C

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Bruce E. Bagnell
Bruce E. Bagnell
常春藤解析英語雜誌資深外籍教師,中英文流利,曾為台灣大學資深教授,與賴世雄老師為多年好友。