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Beautiful bread 美麗的麵包

Artists in Tokyo decorate a wall with toast.
東京的藝術家用吐司來裝飾一面牆。 (照片:法新社)

PHOTO : AFP

Bread can be more than just food. These people in Japan have decorated a wall by putting pieces of bread all over it. The darkest pieces have been toasted for a long time, and the lightest pieces haven't been toasted at all.

A long time ago in England, people didn't put their food on plates. Instead, they put their food on pieces of hard, flat bread. When they had finished eating, they could feed their plates to their dogs or eat them themselves. That way they didn't have to do the dishes!

But there is an even stranger use for bread. Before people learned how to use rubber to make erasers, they used to use bread to erase their mistakes. In fact, some artists still use bread as an eraser today! (Marc Langer, staff writer)

麵包可以不只是食物。這些日本人利用麵包來裝飾一整面牆。顏色最深的麵包花了很多時間來烤,顏色最淺的則是完全沒烤過。

很久以前在英國,人們不把食物放在盤子上,而是將食物放在又硬又平的麵包上。他們吃完東西後,會把做為盤子用的麵包拿來餵狗,或是自己吃掉。這樣他們就不必洗盤子!

不過,麵包還有一種更奇怪的用法。在人們學會用橡膠來製造橡皮擦前,早已使用麵包來擦掉錯誤。事實上,現在有些藝術家仍然把麵包當成橡皮擦來用。

(翻譯:賴美君)

Quick Quiz 複習測驗

1. Some of the pieces of bread in this picture are darker because ...

a. they are a different kind of bread.

b. they have been toasted.

c. they are really old.

2. Today, some ___ still use bread as erasers.

a. students

b. writers

c. artists


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