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✶夜晚守護者的祕密 The Mystery behind Guardians of the Night

The Mystery behind Guardians of the Night
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夜晚守護者的祕密 The Mystery behind Guardians of the Night
喚起人們想像力的貓頭鷹。
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Owls truly capture people's imaginations. 

  Owls can be found on every continent except Antarctica. Some owls live in trees, while others make their homes on the ground. Owls are generally known for their nocturnal activity, but there are a few species that come out during the day.

  Owls are extremely quiet when they fly. Even large owls like barn owls are almost silent when they move their wings. Owlsfeathers are generally larger than those of other birds and feature smooth edges. The unique shape of their feathers prevents them from making noise. Being able to fly silently helps owls catch their prey more easily.

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    Owls also have great eyesight. They have large eyes and can see well in the dark. However, owls can’t move their eyes to observe their surroundings. Instead, they rotate their entire head. They can turn their heads 270 degrees in either direction. This allows them to see from the left all the way to the right. They also have the ability to tilt their heads nearly upside down while keeping their bodies facing forward. With these remarkable features, it is no wonder that owls are considered the kings of the night.

單字片語整理

Words in Use
continent
[ˋkɑntənənt]
n. 大陸;洲
species
[ˋspiʃiz]
n. 物種(單複數同形)
feather
[ˋfɛðɚ]
n. 羽毛
feature
[fitʃɚ]
vt. 以……為特色;主打(特色、功能等)
n. 特徵,特色
observe
[əbˋzɝv]
vt. 觀察;遵守
surroundings
[səˋraʊndɪŋz]
n. (住處)環境(恆用複數)
guardian
[ˋgɑrdɪən]
n. 守護者,保衛者;(法定)監護人
owl
[aʊl]
n. 貓頭鷹
a barn owl
n. 西倉鴞
nocturnal
[nɑkˋtɝn!]
a. 夜間活動的
prey
[pre]
n. 獵物(集合名詞,不可數)
vi. 捕食
eyesight
[ˋaɪ͵saɪt]
n. 視力(不可數)
remarkable
[rɪˋmɑrkəb!]
a. 了不起的,非凡的
Practical Phrases
prevent... from + N/V-ing
 預防⋯⋯免於⋯⋯

You should put the meat into the fridge to prevent it from going bad.
你應該把肉放到冰箱裡以防它壞掉。

It is no wonder that + S + V
 難怪⋯⋯

Owen didn’t wear a jacket yesterday. It is no wonder that he caught a cold.
歐文昨天沒穿外套。難怪他會感冒。

♦介紹 while 的不同用法

while 作連接詞時,有下列三種用法:

1. 作對等連接詞,表「(然)而」

while 所引導的子句通常置於另一個子句之後,其前加逗點。(如本文第一段第二句)

例: Sandy and Ruby look very similar, while Ruby has shorter hair.

珊蒂和露比長得很像,然而露比的頭髮比較短。

2. 作副詞連接詞,表「當……時,同時……」

此時通常用來表示持續的動作,相當於 when 的用法,所引導的子句可置於主要子句之前或之後。(如本文第三段倒數第二句)

例: Someone called me while I was sleeping.

我睡覺時有人打電話給我。

3. 作副詞連接詞,表「雖然」

此時 while 等於 though 或 although,用來連接兩個對照的陳述,其所引導的子句通常置於主要子句前面。

例: While Gina’s parents are rich, she has never taken any money from them.

雖然吉娜的父母很有錢,她不曾跟他們拿過一分錢。

請圈選出最適當的選項以完成句子
Jerry drew a picture of a bird with bright red and blue (figures / fences / feathers).
The festival’s main (service / quality / feature) is the parade presenting different cultural traditions.
From the top of the mountain, we could (emphasize / observe / approach) the view of the valley below.

答案: 1. feathers 2. feature 3. observe

喚起人們想像力的貓頭鷹。
  除了南極洲之外,每個洲都可以找到貓頭鷹。有些貓頭鷹生活在樹上,而有些貓頭鷹則在地面上築巢安家。貓頭鷹通常以其夜間活動而聞名,但也有少數種類在白天活動。
  貓頭鷹飛行時非常安靜。即使是像西倉鴞這樣的大型貓頭鷹,在舞動翅膀時也幾乎是無聲的。貓頭鷹的羽毛通常比其他鳥類的大且邊緣光滑。牠們羽毛的獨特形狀可以防止牠們發出噪音。能夠安靜地飛行有助於貓頭鷹更輕鬆地捕捉獵物。
  貓頭鷹也擁有良好的視力。牠們有著大眼睛,在黑暗中能看得很清楚。然而,貓頭鷹無法移動眼睛來觀察周遭的環境。相反地,牠們會旋轉整個頭部。牠們可以將頭向任一方向轉動兩百七十度。這使牠們能夠從左一路看到右。牠們還能夠將頭部幾乎上下顛倒傾斜,同時卻保持身體面向前面。憑藉這些非凡的特徵,難怪貓頭鷹被認為是暗夜之王。

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