每日对话围绕一家人在美国50个州的旅行见闻展开。请来跟随他们一起体验地方风情和历史。这个对话系列适于中级或中级以上英语水平的学生使用。

今天他们来到密歇根州(Michigan),在五大湖(the Great Lakes)中的一个湖附近游览。


Sam: Lake Superior is the largest of the five Great Lakes?

Paul: That’s right. It’s also considered the second-largest lake in the world.

Gina: It’s hard to imagine now, but it was carved by glaciers over 12,000 years ago.

Claudine: I’m glad it’s warmer now. Otherwise, I wouldn’t want to go scuba diving.

Sam: This is going to be the coolest dive ever. Are there really shipwrecks that we can explore on the bottom of the lake?

Paul: The guide told me that there are over 5,000 ships scattered on the bottom of the five lakes.

Sam: That’s a lot of possible hidden treasure to find.

让我们复习一些词语:

The Great Lakes :五大湖,位于美国-加拿大边界,是淡水湖。五个湖的名称分别是:苏必利尔湖(Lake Superior),密歇根湖(Lake Michigan),休伦湖(Lake Huron),伊利湖(Lake Erie),安大略湖(Lake Ontario)。 其中四个湖与美国密歇根州接壤。

to carve (动词):刻,雕琢

glacier :冰川,冰河

Scuba diving :水肺潜水,即身背氧气罐通过氧气管呼吸的潜水活动

在谈到水肺潜水时,a dive指身背氧气罐下潜/潜泳

shipwreck :沉船,报废的船

guide :导游,向导

Scattered :散落开来的,四处分散的

Hidden treasure :秘密财宝,不为人知的宝藏(如首饰,金子等)

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