意大利翁布里亚旅行游记 -- :51:7 来源： 意大利翁布里亚旅行游记Umbria offers some of the best of the Italian countryside. Wang Shanshan discovers many delights this fertile land produces.Our car wound more than an hour through fields and then drove another minutes along a small road into the thick, dark woodland bee stopping at the castle's giant wooden gate. The gate opened slowly in the pouring rain. A well-dressed gentleman holding an umbrella opened the car doors. "Welcome to the castle," he said.We followed him into a brightly lit hall.A waiter was serving champagne. In another room, a chef was frying truffles with eggs.A dozen courses were aly arranged on a table. And they were just appetizers.The black fungus was displayed beside the cook. We could smell its strong aroma as soon he picked it up.Umbria is one of the few places in the world blessed with an abundance of wild truffles. Food and wine lovers hire local guides "truffle hunting" excursions in the woods.A white wine was served during dinner."We have grapes planted and our own wine made," says the gentleman who greeted us at the castle, known as Castello di Solfagnano.The castle has two large old wooden barrels, each more than meters in diameter and about meters tall, at one end of the dining room. A swing is slung from the ceiling between the two barrels. I couldn't resist the temptation to sit on it after a glass (or two) of wine. The green heart of ItalyMy friends and I were traveling in Italy's Umbria region. Umbria means "the green heart" in Italian.This swathe of land surrounded by coastal regions is endowed with fertility by the Tiber River, which runs across Umbria on its way from central Italy's Apennine Mountains to the Mediterranean.Central Italy's Umbria is most celebrated its olive oil and vineyards.Agritourists arrive every year to join the winemaking that has been a local feature millennia. It also produces arguably Italy's best chocolates, cheeses, pastas and salamis. And each foodstuff locally enjoys a vast diversity.After truffles, wild asparagus is the most acclaimed specialty.We noticed olive trees, lettuce, onions and tomatoes in the garden of a house near where we stayed.It seems collecting fresh vegetables from the garden and taking them straight to the kitchen is a daily routine local families, who sometimes hunt truffles and asparagus in the woods. The green heart of ItalyUmbria is increasingly a destination well-off Chinese to escape the crowds.The gentleman who greeted us upon arrival says Chinese billionaires have slept in his castle's guest rooms, and a group of young entrepreneurs was on its way to visit.The region is half hills, half plains.Ancient cities were built on hills, sometimes surrounded by woods, while the fields are on the flatlands below. In Umbria's capital Perugia, we took an elevator from the parking lot halfway up the hill to the city atop.Every street seems steep.But two girls I made friends with told me they got used to climbing up and down in Perugia in 8-centimeter heels after a year. Heels seem to be compulsory women in Italy. I climbed behind them in sandals, panting like a dog.The city, which can be traced back to the 9th century , fought many battles but retained its heritage. It seems a Renaissance gem at first glance. But one can find arts from earlier and later times here and there.Raffael stayed in Perugia and left frescoes. His teacher Pietro Vannucci, nicknamed Perugino, decorated the city with a series of frescoes.Perugia, from whom Umbria's capital takes its namesake, is honored by a university founded in the year , a fine arts academy founded in 73 and a music conservatory founded in 88, among other institutes. The green heart of ItalyWe notice more salami and chocolate shops lining the small streets crisscrossing the city than in other Italian cities.Salami shops have hundreds of sausages dangling from the ceiling. They hang in a dozen rows, extending from the door to the back of the room.Chocolates are sold in pounds here. With euros ($), I bought a thick brick of chocolate that would not only not fit in my mouth but also covered more than half my face.It's hard to gnaw off a chunk. But the hunks are so tasty I can't resist clomping off lump after lump. That makes it oh-so enjoyable.But only when I'm alone.IF YOU GOUmbria is easy to reach from Rome. You can rent a car or take local buses and trains to get around the region.Plane: Rome's Fiumicino international airport is about 50 kilometers south of Umbria's southern border. You can transfer there to take the regional flight to Perugia's Sant'Egido airport, which is between Perugia and Assisi.Train: There are trains between Rome and the cities and towns of Perugia, Terni, Spoleto, Orvieto and Firenze in Umbria. The train service is said to be superb. But the smaller villages can only be reached by road.Car: Renting a car at the airport or train stations is a better choice if you want to visit the smaller settlements, where there are many nice and quiet guesthouses.Bus: Travel guides say there are connections between almost every town, and it seems you can always ask bus drivers to let you off somewhere along the route. 旅行游记
回国-- ::59 A:Hey, Marco. I could probably go back to Canada next week. 嘿，Marco.我可能下周回加拿大 B:Why? You don't like China? 为什么？不喜欢中国？ A:No. China is cool. I really like my stay in here. 不，中国很好，我很喜欢在这的日子 B:Then why do you go back? 那为什么还要回去？ A:I haven't decided yet. I mean my classes were cancled because of SARS. I've got nothing to do right now. This is like the best time to go back. 我还没决定呢我是说由于非典我的课被取消了现在也没什么事儿是回家的最好时机 B:Are you coming back? 还回来么 A:Yes. I'll be staying there about a monty. Then , I'll swith back. 回来我在家呆大约一个月左右然后就回来 B:What can you do back at home? 在家能干点什么呢？ A:Nothing. Well the first weeks could be exciting. You know I'd see all my friends and my family. But after that, things would be the same. 也没什么，头两周可能会很兴奋你也知道，见我所有的朋友和家人可之后日子就又回到原样了 B:You can tell them what you have learned in China. 你可以告诉他们你在中国所学到的东西 A:That's a good idea. Yeah. Why didn't I think of that? I'll be telling them the most impressive part about China. 是啊我怎么没想到？我会告诉他们让我印象最深的东西 B:What? 什么？ A:Bargining of course. You can get a 500-kuai coat 0 kuai. It's more than half off. I'm sure they'll like it. 当然是砍价了你可以花0块麦500块的衣比半价还便宜我肯定他们会喜欢的 B:And tell them how many times you've got ripped off. 同时也告诉他们你被宰了多少次 A:I'm still learning anyway. And now I'm sure no one could rip me off. 我还在学呢不过现在我肯定没人能宰我了 B:Really? How much did you pay your watch battery? 真的？你手表的电池多少钱换的？ A:80 kuai 八十 B:See. That's a rip-off. 看，还是挨宰了吧 A:Hey, Marco. That's in Wnagfujing. And that seems to be the only place. 嘿，Marco.那可是在王府井并且那家是唯一的一家 B:So you got ripped off again. Never say never in China. 你又被宰了在中国可别说永远两个字 Attention Please…特别提醒 [你可以请外教反复帮你模仿训练下面句子词组的正宗美式发音] I'm sure no one could rip me off. Rip someone off意思是宰客，敲竹杠如：I was ripped off.我被宰了一刀而rip-off则表示花冤枉钱买来的东西如：What? You paid 30 the crap? That's a rip-off.  How much did you pay your watch battery?你手表的电池多少钱换的？一般老外们不会问这种问题他们觉得这属于个人隐私这里Marco和他的外国朋友关系不错，所以老外并不介意 Related Words…相关词汇 以下这些词并未给出汉语意思，你可以试着用我们学到的英语问问外教它们的意思 [ ie:What does "***"mean?"***"是什么意思？] dollar store garage sale yard sale fleamarket buy 1, get 1 free.
糟糕的一天(A Bad Day) -- ::18 来源： 糟糕的一天(A Bad Day) the time i woke up this morning was aly 7 o'clock. i immediately wased my face and rushed to the school without taking my breakfast. the time i reached school, i realized that i did not bring my homework. at that moment, i felt very anxious and be ced to go back home. just at the time i walked back home, i saw a big black dog and it made me felt very fear. hence, i ran it. but, after that, i fell down and i hurted my knee. finally, i was sent to the hospital. 今天早上，我醒来的时候已经是7：00我匆匆忙忙地洗了脸，没吃早餐就冲向学校 到了学校门口发现没带功课，我十分着急，只好又往回走，回家的路上，我看见一条黑色的大，我十分害怕，于是跑起来，然后我跌到了，我的膝盖受伤了，最后我去了医院