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Monkeying around 猴子搗蛋

PHOTO : AFP

It isn't unusual to see monkeys doing strange things, but this picture shows a monkey doing something especially unusual. It's ice skating!

Monkeys are very comfortable in trees or on the ground, but it is very rare for a monkey to be on ice.

Ice skating is not easy. Without practice, many humans find it hard to skate on ice without slipping. Just imagine how hard it would be for a monkey.

Of course, the air is very cold, so the ice doesn't melt. Monkeys are not used to cold weather, so this monkey is wearing a bright red coat to keep it warm. How do you think it looks?

看到猴子做怪事並不稀奇,不過照片上的猴子正在做一件格外不 尋常的事。牠正在溜冰!

猴子在樹上或陸地十分自在,但牠們鮮少待在冰上。

溜冰並不簡單。若缺乏練習,連許多人在溜冰時想不滑倒都很難。想像一下,這對猴子來說有多麼困難。

當然,空氣寒冷時冰才不會融化。猴子並不習慣寒冷的氣候,所以這隻猴子穿著鮮紅色的大衣來保暖。你覺得牠看起來如何呢?

Today's words 今天單字

1. especially adv.

特別地(te4 bie2 de5)

尤其 (you2 qi2)

例:Penny loves fruit, especially strawberries.

(潘妮喜歡吃水果,尤其是草莓。)

2. rare adj.

鮮少的 (xian3 shao3 de5)

稀有的 (xi1 you3 de5)

例:It's rare to see someone wearing a coat in the summertime.

(很少看到夏天有人穿大衣。)

3. slip v.i.

滑倒 (hua2 dao3)

例:When Linda ran across the wet floor, she slipped and got hurt.

(琳達跑過潮濕的地板時,滑倒受傷了。)

4. melt v.i./v.t

融化 (rong2 hua4)

例:Eat your ice cream quickly, before it melts.

(在冰淇淋融化前,趕快吃吧!)


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