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旅游观光 Tourism 1

(2011-04-23 17:53:34)








分类: 上海高级口译

The boundless expanse of the Chinese territory is dotted with innumerable sights of gorgeous and varied natural scenery. Five thousand years of splendid Chinese civilization have contributed to the extraordinary enchanting beauty of this poetic and picturesque land.


Places of historic interest and scenic beauty across China have become tourist destinations, such as the terra-cotta soldiers and horses in the ancient city Xi'an, the Great Wall and the Imperial Palace in China's capital Beijing and the beautiful landscape of Guilin in the South, to name just a few.


Today I'd like to introduce Mount Tai, crowned as the most famous of China's five great mountains, Mount Tai in East China, the Hengshan Mountain in South China, The Huanshan Mountain in West China, the Hengshan Mountain in North China and the Songshan Mountain in Central China.

Mount Tai is situated in central Shangdong Province, stretching over 200 kilometers. North of the city of Tai'an stands Mount Tai's highest peak, rising to 1,545 meters above sea level.


This mountain impresses visitors with its majestic and precipitous appeal, its summit Yuhuangding overlooking the surrounding valleys and perilous peaks.


To reach Mount Tai's summit, we will follow the zigzag and tortuous paths, along which we will feast our eyes on the chariming scenery and appreciate the ancient architectural works of various styles.


Soon we will trudge along a staircase that leads to the Heavenly Southern Gate. When we reach the Riguan Peak and look around in the distance, we will find ourselves carried away in involuntary admiration by the overpowering endless vistas of mountains beyound mountains and secnery beyond secnery.



Mount Tai is a perfect example of the kind of mountain resort that embodies natural scenery and cultural heritage, boasting numerous grotesque rock formations, age-old pine trees, stone bridges, temples, pavilions, pagodas, and halls.



In particular, tourists will invariantly marvel at the vast number of stone inscriptions left in more than 1300 places by famous ancient writers, scholars and calligraphers of various dynasties.



Each season here has its beauty: bright flowers in full bloom covering the green slopes in spring, spectacular summer thunderstorms which are rarely seen elsewhere, blue rivers running across the mountains overlaid with red maple leaves in fall, and snow-capped mountains and frosted pine trees in winter that stage a quiet solemn spectacle of particular interest.


On a clear day one can see the peaks rising one after another. When the sky is overcast, the horizon disappears into a sea of clouds.
Mount Tai is most famous for its spectacular sunrise and sunset.
Its landscape and numerous historical sites have inspired many great classics of ancient writers, scholars and calligraphers.
Mount Tai has long been the preferred gathering place of artists and poets.


Dating back to the Yin and Shang periods(1766-1122 B.C.), our Chinese ancestors established the five directions of north, south, east, west and center.


The east, where the sun rises, represents life's fertility with the end of winter and coming of spring. Mount Tai, located in East China, has been regarded as a propitious place.


Ancient emperors prayed for the country's prosperity and peace by offering sacrifices to Heaven and Earth on Mount Tai.


According to historical records, prior to the Western Zhou Dynasty (1122-771 B.C.), 72 monarchs climbed the mountain to perform sacrifices.


19.此后,中国历史上第一个皇帝秦始皇,以及汉、唐、宋、清等朝代的皇帝,都亲自登临泰山 祭祀。
They were then followed by Qinshihuang, China's first emperor, and the emperors of the Han, Tang, Song and Qing Dynasties.


The modern world has also recognized the tourist and cultural values of Mount Tai. In 1987, the World Heritage Commission under United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) placed it on the UN list of World Natural and Cultural Heritage Sites.


Mount Tai warmly welcomes visitors from all over the world.







expanse  1. 广阔的区域
territory  1. 领土, 版图 2. (个人、群体、动物等占据的)领域,管区,地盘
dot  n. 1. 点, 小圆点  vt. 1. 以小圆点标出2.布满;点缀
innumerable  1. 无数的, 数不清的
scenery  1. 风景, 景色,自然景观2. 舞台布景
enchanting  1. 使人喜悦的,可爱的;迷人的
poetic  1. 诗的,有诗意的,诗人的,诗人似的
poet  1. 诗人
picturesque  1. 美丽的, 有趣的, 风景如画的2. 生动的; 活泼的
terra-cotta  1. 陶瓦,赤陶,棕橙色
imperial  1. 帝国的, 帝王的,宗主国的,至尊的,壮丽的
landscape  1. 风景, 景色2. 风景画, 风景照
majestic  1. 雄伟的, 威严的2. 壮丽的
majesty  1. 雄伟, 壮丽; 庄严2. 陛下3. 王权
precipitous  1. 险峻的, 陡峭的
appeal  1. 呼吁, 恳求2. 感染力, 吸引力3. 上诉;申诉4. 启发;打动
overlook  1. 忽视,未注意到2. 原谅3. 监督, 管理4. 俯视,眺望
perilous  1. 危险的;冒险的
zigzag  1. (指线条、小径等)锯齿形的, 之字形的, Z字形的 n. 1. 锯齿形的线条、小径

等 vi. 1. 弯弯曲曲地走路, 曲折地前进
tortuous  1. 弯弯曲曲的 2. (指政策等)不直接阐明的;含混不清的
feast   n. 1. 盛会, 宴会2. 宗教节日3.  使人欢快的事物(或活动)vi. 1. 大吃大喝,享用美食  vt. 1. 款待(某人), 宴请(某人)
trudge  vt. & vi. 1. 跋涉, 吃力地走 n. 1. 跋涉, 长途疲劳的步行
staircase  楼梯

carry away  1. 拿走, 带走, 搬走2. 使激动, 使着迷
involuntary  1. 无意识做出的;非故意的
admiration   1. 钦佩;赞赏;羡慕2. 引人赞美的人或物3. 怀着对…的赞美
overpowering  1. 压倒(优势)的,不可抗拒的;使人无法忍受的
vista  1. 长条形景色, 景观, 远景2. 回顾;展望

resort  1. 求助, 凭借, 诉诸2. 求助[凭借]的对象; 采用的办法3. 度假胜地, 旅游胜地

heritage  1. 遗产, 继承物2. 传统

grotesque  1. 怪诞的, 荒诞不经的, 荒唐的2. 奇形怪状的, 奇异的, 丑陋的

pavilion   (运动场旁设立的)运动员席,看台 (公园中的)亭,阁;(音乐会、舞会的)华美建筑

pagoda  1. 塔, 宝塔

marvel  1. 奇迹; 令人惊奇的事物(或事例)2. 不平凡的成果;成就;奇迹

inscription   1. (作者)题词, 献词2. 碑文

calligrapher  1. 书法家

in full bloom   正在开花,全盛时期

bloom  1. (常指供观赏的)花 2. 最佳时期, 茂盛时期  vi. 1. 开花2.  变得健康(或快活、自信)

slope  1. 斜坡, 斜面2. 倾斜, 坡度, 斜率3. 山坡
spectacular  1. 壮观的, 雄伟的, 引人入胜的2. 惊人的
thunderstorm   雷电交加的暴风雨
overlaid  1. 覆盖
frost  vt. & vi. 1. (使)结冰霜 vt. 1. 冻坏 n. 1. 2. 霜冻, 严寒天气
solemn  1. 冷峻的;表情严肃的2. 庄严的;严正的;郑重的
spectacle  1. 壮观的场面或景象2. 可笑的事物; 愚蠢的景象3. 眼镜4. 壮观
overcast  1. 天阴的, 多云的
inspire  1. 鼓舞, 激励2. 赋予某人灵感; 启迪
classic  1. 最优秀的, 典范的 著名的; 传统的  1. 文豪, 大艺术家; 文学名著, 经典作
品, 杰作
fertility  1. (土地的)肥沃;肥力;丰产2. (思想等的)丰富
ancestor  1. 祖先, 祖宗2. 原型, 先驱
propitious  1. 有利的,吉祥的,吉利的2. 合适的
sacrifice  n. 1. 牺牲, 舍身,舍弃2. 献祭, 供奉3. 祭献;祭祀;祭品 vt. & vi. 1. 献祭,以(人或动物)作祭献
prior  1. 优先的; 在前的; 较早的2. 占先的;较重要的 3. 在前面的
monarch  1. 君主, 帝王


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