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旅游常用英语之北京篇:参观故宫

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  A Visit to the palace Museum

  参观故宫

  Key Sentences(重点句子)

  370.According to our travelling schedule,today we're going to visit the Palace Museum.

  根据我们旅游日程安排,今天我们去故宫。

  371.Let's set off right away.

  让我们马上就动身吧。

  372.The touring cab is waiting at the opposite parking ground.

  旅游车正等在对面的停车站。

  373.Now,we are standing on the grounds of the imperial palace.

  我们现在是站在宫殿的广场上。

  374.Oh,It is gorgeous and elaborate,indeed.

  嗬,真是华丽精致。

  375.This is the world-famous Forbidden city where once emperors,empresses and their families lived.

  这就是举世闻名的紫禁城,曾经是帝王、后妃和他们亲族居住的地方。

  376.Yes,it looks very lovely and Picturesque.

  是的,看起来真是可爱而且美丽如画。

  377.What exquisite carvings!

  雕刻多么精致呀!

  378.Let's go up the stairs.

  我们上台阶去。

  379.I'm beginning to get a better idea of the size of the place,as I'm on a higher plane.

  现在我站在高处开始领会到这地方有多大了。

  380.The throne is mounted on a stage-like platform.

  御座是放在像戏台一样的台上。

  381.The bronze-animals around the platform are all hollow.

  周围青铜铸成的动物都是中空的。

  382.This hall is entirely different from any of the royal courts I have seen in the west.

  过去我在西方看到的宫殿和这个大殿很不相同。

  383.It was here that the feudal emperors handled their daily affairs.

  这里是封建王朝处理朝政的地方。

  384.A peaceful and tranquil atmosphere permeates the place.

  这地方充满着一种宁静的气氛。

  385.It was built in the Ming Dynasty.Formerly banquet sand royal examations were held here.

  它在明朝建造的。从前御宴和御试都是在这里举行的。

  386.I appreciate very much your exquisite historical culture.

  我欣赏到贵国许多精彩的历史文化。

  Dialogue A

  (A:Guide B:Guest)

  A:Good morning,Mr.Taylor.According to our travelling schedule,today we're going to visit the Palace Museum.Are you ready now?

  B:Good morning,Mr.Chen.I'm anxious to have a sightseeing there.It looks like rain,so I want to put my rain coat on.Just a moment,I'll be back.

  A:Don't hurry.It is still early now.I'll be waiting for you.

  B:Everything is OK.Let's set off right away.

  A:The touring cab is waiting at the opposite parking ground.Let's walk across the road.Take care please.(After a while,they reach the Palace Museum)

  A:Now,we are standing on the grounds of the imperiapalace.

  B:Oh!It is gorgeous and elaborate,indeed.

  A:This is the world-famous Forbidden City where once emperors,empresses and their families lived.

  B:Yes,it looks very lovely and picturesque.

  A:Let's go ahead.

  B:What exquisite carvings Mr.Chen,what's that white terrace?

  A:That's the marble terrace on which the three main halls of the front part of the palace were built.

  B:I'm eager to see what they look like.

  A:OK.Let's go up the stairs.

  B:Now,I'm beginning to get a better idea of the size of the place,as I'm on a higher plane.

  A:Mr.Taylor,this is the Tai He Dian.It was formerly use don such occasions as a new emperor's accession,theemperor's birthday and the announcement of important edicts.

  B:The throne is mounted on a stage-like platform.

  A:Yes,the bronze-animals around the platform are all hollow.They are incensories.

  B:I can well!imagine the solemn and ethereal atmosphere of the scene when the magnificent hall was rendered misty and fragrant by the smoke of sandalwood rising from these in censories with the emperor in full attire on the throne and officials standing on both sides in reverence and deference.

  A:Yes,such was devised to give a mystic touch to the per-son of the emperor so as to inspire awe and wonder.

  B:Right.This hall is tirely different from any of the royal courts I have seen in thewest.My hands are itching to take some snapshots of it as a remembrance of the visit.Do you think it is all right for me to do so?

  A:Of course,go ahead.

  B:Shall we proceed to the next hall?

  A:OK.Let's go there.This is the Zhong He Dian.

  B:Oh,how splendid!What was it built for?

  A:It was here that the feudal emperors handled their dailyaffairs.

  B:Yes,a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere permeates the place.

  A:And the last of the three is Bao He Dian.It was built in the Ming Dynasty.Formerly banquets and royal examinations were held here.

  B:Today,I appreciate very much your exquisite historical culture.Thanks for your accompanying me.

  A:It's pleasure.Mr.Taylor,you must be quite fatigued with the tour.Would you feel like having a rest?

  B:I certainly do not mind.

  Words and Expressions

  imperial a.帝国的

  elaborate a.精心制作的

  empress n.皇后

  terrace n.平台

  marble n.大理石

  accession n.就职,就任

  ekict n.敕令

  terone n.御座,宝座

  solemn a.庄严的;严肃的

  ethereal n.轻飘的,缥渺的;稀薄的

  atmosphere n.大气,环境

  attire v.打扮,n.服装

  reverence n.尊敬,敬畏,尊严

  deference n.敬重,唤起

  mystic a.神秘的

  inspire vt.激起,唤起

  awe n.畏惧

  itching a.渴望的

  snapshot n.快照

  proceed vi.进行

  feudal a.封建的

  permeate vi.弥漫,充满

  tranquil a.宁静的

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