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New Taipei City’s Silent Night set to spread good news
新北平安夜 百人唱詩班報佳音

The New Taipei City Silent Night event will take place from 3pm this afternoon with a fair, followed this evening with a concert and a chance to have your photo taken with Santa Claus, together with a gift exchange.
新北平安夜活動將從今天下午3點的愛心園遊會展開,晚上還有音樂會,以及與耶誕老人合照換限量禮活動。

Photo: Ho Yu-hua, Liberty Times
照片:自由時報記者何玉華

The Christmas Land in New Taipei City event is coming to a climax. This afternoon there will be a Silent Night fair held at the New Taipei City Plaza, and 20 churches from throughout the city will be getting together this evening for a carol service.

According to Randy Chiang, head of the city’s Civil Affairs Bureau, the fair starting at 3pm will include many food stands serving delicious snacks and a flea marketwhere people can hunt for treasure.

Starting at 7pm there will be an evening event jointly hosted by entertainer Sung Yi-min and presenter Chang Pei-shan, and there will also be 12 strapping city government employees dressed up as Santa Claus distri-buting candy to the public.

(Liberty Times, translated by Paul Cooper)

新北歡樂耶誕城活動進入高潮,今天下午起將在市民廣場舉辦平安夜園遊會活動,晚上還有全市二十個教會共同組成的唱詩班。

民政局長江俊霆表示,下午三點起進行園遊會,有許多好吃好玩的攤位,還有跳蚤市場讓大家尋寶。

晚上七點開始,由藝人宋逸民、主播張珮珊聯手主持晚會,另外現場還有十二名體型壯碩的市府員工扮演聖誕老人,在現場發糖果給民眾。

(自由時報記者何玉華)

TODAY’S WORDS
今日單字

1. flea market n. phr.

跳蚤市場 (tiao4 zao3 shi4 chang3)

例: I bought this tray in a flea market. It’s quite old, but still in good condition.

這個托盤是在跳蚤市場裡買的。雖然蠻舊的,但看起來還是相當不錯。

2. strapping adj.

壯碩 (zhuang4 shuo4)

例: This magazine always uses strapping men for its cover photos.

這本雜誌常常找壯碩的男子作為它們的封面。

3. Santa Claus pron.

聖誕老人 (sheng4 dan4 lao3 ren2)

例: My sociology teacher told us that all the world’s problems can be attributed to the fact Santa Claus doesn’t exist.

我的社會學老師告訴我們,世界上所有的問題都可歸咎於聖誕老人不存在的事實。


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