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更新时间:2013/10/5 14:29:48 来源:本站原创 作者:佚名

索契冬季奥运会圣火已被点燃。最高女祭司用反射的阳光点燃了圣火。此次火炬传递路线是冬奥会历史上最长的,总距离约6.5万公里,火炬还将首次被送入国际空间站进行展示。

Dressed in cream-coloured, shoulderless, pleated dresses, 21 high priestesses perform an elaborate dance routine. The actresses were surrounded by the ruins of the Temple of Hera in Olympia - the site of the ancient Olympics.

As they moved in carefully choreographed routines, the torch for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi was lit.

Tall construction cranes still hang over Sochi's Olympic stadium. There are concerns over whether the venues will be ready for February. Despite recent backing from a leading IOC official, locals are split.

By the time the Olympic flame arrives at Sochi's opening ceremony, it will have taken its first ever trip to space and visited nearly 3,000 different places in Russia. But questions remain as to whether it can truly inspire equality for all.

Quiz 听力测验

1. True or false? The 2014 Winter Olympic flame was lit at the Temple of Hera.
True.

2. True or false? The Olympic Stadium in Sochi is ready for the Games.
False. Tall construction cranes are still hanging over Sochi's Olympic stadium.

3. What did the priestesses wear?
They wore cream-coloured, shoulderless, pleated dresses.

4. Where will the flame's first ever visit be?
Space.

Glossary 词汇表

cream-coloured 米色的,奶油色的
shoulderless 无肩的
pleated 打褶的
high priestesses (plural) 最高女祭司
elaborate 复杂的
routine 一套动作
Temple of Hera 赫拉神庙
choreographed 设计舞蹈动作
cranes (plural) 吊车,起重机
venues (plural) 场馆
backing 支持
locals 当地人
split (产生)意见分歧
equality 平等

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