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貝里斯大藍洞: 深不見底的海洋之瞳 The Great Blue Hole

The Great Blue Hole
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貝里斯大藍洞: 深不見底的海洋之瞳 The Great Blue Hole
大藍洞以世界上最大的海洋洞穴聞名,是個完美的環形海洋沉洞
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        The Earth is an incredible planet filled with natural, ancient, and modern-day wonders. From the sacred Mt. Fuji of Japan to the stunning Inca citadel of Machu Picchu to the Christ the Redeemer in Brazil, these sites inspire awe and __1__ us with our past. Another such site famous for its interactive quality is the Great Blue Hole in Belize. Known as the largest sea hole in the world, it is a perfectly __2__ oceanic sinkhole measuring 300 meters wide and 125 meters deep. Located about 70 kilometers from Belize City, it is one of the many sea holes that dot the ocean. Before it became a sea hole, however, it was a cave. This status changed when its roof __3__ due to the rising sea level at the end of the last great Ice Age more than 10,000 years ago. The Great Blue Hole is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a __4__ it shares with the other wonders previously mentioned.

        Although it is a breathtaking view to behold, it can also be __5__. The water in the Great Blue Hole is crystal clear, which makes it harder for divers and swimmers to __6__ distance and depth properly. Divers are tricked into thinking they are much closer to the bottom than they actually are. They find themselves going deeper than they intended to and then __7__ air before they can get back to the surface.

        The area is also __8__ sharks. Caribbean reef sharks are common there, and divers must be __9__ of their surroundings at all times. Other shark species, such as bull sharks and hammerheads, have also been sighted. For these reasons, snorkelers can explore the reefs, but only __10__ divers with at least 24 dives under their belt may be allowed to go diving there.

 

 

 (A) judge           (B) deadly           (C) experienced          (D) connect         (E) aware
      (F) collapsed      (G) circular         (H) swarming with      (I) distinction       (J) running out of

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

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Words in Use
clear
[klɪr]
adv. 清楚地
adj. 清澈的;晴朗的;清楚的
vt. 清理
trick
[trɪk]
n. 惡作劇;竅門;把戲
vt. 欺騙
status
[ˋstetəs]
n. 地位,身分;狀態,情況
dot
[dɑt]
n. 小點
vt. 布滿,散布
awe
[ɔ]
n. 敬畏
vt. 使敬畏
sacred
[ˋsekrɪd]
a. 神聖的
crystal
[ˋkrɪst!]
n. 水晶 & a. 水晶(製)的;清澈的
surroundings
[səˋraʊndɪŋz]
n. (住處)環境(恆用複數)
incredible
[ɪnˋkrɛdəb!]
a. 難以置信的
inspire
[ɪnˋspaɪr]
.vt. 鼓舞,激勵,啟發
interactive
[͵ɪntɚˋæktɪv]
a. 相互作用的
heritage
[ˋhɛrətɪdʒ]
n. (歷史所留下的傳統、文化、語言等)遺產(不可數)
stunning
[ˋstʌnɪŋ]
a. 令人吃驚的
reef
[rif]
n. . 礁
previously
[ˋpriviəslɪ]
adv. 先前,之前
breathtaking
[ˋbrɛθ͵tekɪŋ]
a. 令人歎為觀止的
citadel
[ˋsɪtəd!]
n. (護城用的)城堡
oceanic
[͵oʃɪˋænɪk]
a. 海洋的
sinkhole
[ˋsɪŋk͵hol]
n. (海洋的)沉洞/滲穴
behold
[bɪˋhold]
vt. 看,見到
diver
[ˋdaɪvɚ]
n. 潛水者
snorkeler
n. 潛水者(尤指浮潛者)
Practical Phrases
trick sb into + V-ing
 欺騙某人去做……

Anna tricked Tim into carrying drugs for her.
安娜欺騙提姆替她攜帶毒品。

be filled with...
 滿溢著……,充滿……
= overflow with...
= brim with...
= be full of...

My heart was filled with joy when I saw my old friend again.
再次見到老友時,我的內心充滿喜悅。

at all times
 隨時

During the pandemic, it’s important to wear face masks at all times in public places.
在疫情期間,在公共場所隨時戴著口罩是很重要的。

... under sb’s belt
 某人有⋯⋯(某種成就或事物)

Billy needs to have more work experience under his belt, so he applied for the internship.
比利需要再累積多一點工作經驗,所以他申請去實習。

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