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早午餐小歷史 The Brief History of Brunch

The Brief History of Brunch
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早午餐小歷史 The Brief History of Brunch
1980 年代,人們宣稱週日早午餐已經取代週日晚餐,成為新的經典美國餐點。
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The Brief History of Brunch

  In the late 19th century, the word “brunch” first appeared in an American newspaper. Simply put, brunch is a combination of the words “breakfast” and “lunch.” __1__ the idea of a late-morning meal was not new among certain groups of people, it soon gained popularity with the wider public.

  In the early 20th century, Sunday brunch became popular with university students. They were often too tired to __2__ after late-night drinking. Fancy hotels soon began offering brunch buffets to their upper-class guests. By the 1930s, word had gotten out. The economy of combining two meals into one appealed to many, and people soon started having Sunday brunch in their homes.

  Brunch cookbooks began appearing in the 1940s. Over the next few decades, the __3__ of dishes that were served at this meal grew wider. Instead of going to church, many people began staying home on Sunday morning to share a leisurely meal with their families. By the 1980s, it was claimed that Sunday brunch had __4__ Sunday dinner to be the new classic American meal.

  It was around this time that brunch became common in restaurants and hotels. It was no longer __5__ just Sundays, either. Restaurants soon found that they could attract almost as many customers on Saturdays. It is now possible to have brunch seven days a week. But if you go on the weekend, be sure to go early since the lines at the buffet tables can be really long.

1.    (A) Once      (B) In case   (C) While     (D) Now that

2.    (A) stay up late  (B) get up early  (C) focus on studies (D) walk very straight

3.    (A) species  (B) brand     (C) culture   (D) variety

4.    (A) canceled       (B) replaced (C) persuaded    (D) switched

5.    (A) limited to      (B) opposed to   (C) devoted to    (D) exposed to

 

答案:    1.    C    2.    B    3.    D    4.    B    5.    A

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Words in Use
too
[tu]
adv. 也;而且
combine
[kəmˋbaɪn]
vt. & vi. (使)結合
brief
[brif]
vt. 向……簡單說明
n. 概要
adj. 短暫的;(某事物)簡短的,簡潔的;(某人)簡明扼要的
economy
[ɪˋkɑnəmɪ]
n. 經濟;節儉
combination
[͵kɑmbəˋneʃən]
n. 結合,聯合
classic
[ˋklæsɪk]
n. 經典之作;古典文學名著 (此意恆用複數,前面加定冠詞 the)
adj. 經典的,優秀的;典型的;典雅的
leisurely
[ˋliʒɚlɪ]
a. 休閒的
adv. 從容不迫地
cookbook
[ˋkʊk͵bʊk]
n. 食譜書,烹飪手冊
combine
[ˋkɑmbaɪn]
n. 聯盟;聯合收割機 (= combine harvester)
appeal
[əˋpil]
vt. & n. 吸引;請求;上訴(均與介詞 to 並用)
attract
[əˋtrækt]
vt. 吸引;引起……的注意或興趣
fancy
[ˋfænsɪ]
a. 別緻的
vt. 想像
n. 愛好;想像力
buffet
[bəˋfe]
n. 自助餐
Practical Phrases
simply put
 簡單地說
= to put it simply
instead of...
 取代……;而非……

Some say that happiness, instead of working hard, is the key to success.
296 有人說快樂,而非努力,才是成功的祕訣。

be popular with / among
 受……的歡迎

Rap and R&B are popular with young people.
饒舌歌和 R&B年輕人的歡迎

too + Adj./Adv. + to V
 太⋯⋯以致於不⋯⋯

The problem is too complicated to explain.
這個問題太複雜了,無法說明。

word gets out / around
 消息傳開

In my hometown, word gets out quickly when one does something bad.
在我的家鄉,當有人做壞事時消息很快就會傳開。

no longer...
 不再⋯⋯

After the accident, Jennifer could no longer dance.
發生意外後,珍妮佛無法再跳舞了。

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