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旅游英语:New York City
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  • New York City is the most beguiling1 place there is. You may not think so at first - for the city is admittedly mad, the epitome2 in many ways of all that is wrong in modern America. But spend even a week here and it happens - the pace, the adrenaline take hold, and the shock gives way to myth. Walking through the city streets is an experience, the buildings like icons3 to the modern age, and above all to the power of money. Despite all the hype, the movie-image sentimentalism, Manhattan - the central island and the city‘s real core - has massive romance: whether it‘s the flickering4 lights of the midtown skyscrapers5 as you speed across the Queensboro bridge, the 4am half-life in Greenwich Village, or just wasting the morning on the Staten Island ferry, you really would have to be made of stone not to be moved by it all.

    None of which is to suggest that New York is a conventionally pleasing city. Take a walk in Manhattan beside Central Park, notably6 its east side, past the city‘s richest apartments and best museums, and keep walking: within a dozen or so blocks you find yourself in the lower reaches of Spanish Harlem. The shock could hardly be more extreme. The city is constantly like this, with glaring, in-your-face wealth juxtaposed with urban problems - poverty, the drug trade, homelessness - that have a predictably high profile. Things have definitely changed during the nineties, especially in the recent, Mayor Guiliani years. Crime figures are at their lowest in years and are still dropping (statistically, New York is now one of the country‘s safest big cities), and renewal7 plans have finally begun to undo8 years of urban neglect. But for all its new clean-cut image New York remains9 a unique place – one you‘ll want to return to again and again.

    The city also has more straightforward10 pleasures. There are the different ethnic11 neighborhoods of Lower Manhattan, from Chinatown to the Jewish Lower East Side and ever diminishing Little Italy; and the artsy concentrations in SoHo, TriBeCa, and the East and West Village. There is the architecture of corporate12 Manhattan and the more residential13 Upper East and West Side districts (the whole city reads like an illustrated14 history of modern design); and there is the art, which affords weeks of wandering in the Metropolitan15 and Modern Art Museums and countless16 smaller collections. You can eat anything, at any time, cooked in any style; drink in any kind of company; sit through any number of obscure movies. The established arts - dance, theater, music - are superbly catered17 for, and although the contemporary music scene is perhaps not as vital or original as in, say, London or Los Angeles, New York‘s clubs are varied18 and exciting, if rarely inexpensive. And for the avid19 consumer, the choice of shops is vast, almost numbingly exhaustive in this heartland of the great capitalist dream.

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    1 beguiling [bɪˈgaɪlɪŋ] xyzzKB   第10级
    adj.欺骗的,诱人的v.欺骗( beguile的现在分词 );使陶醉;使高兴;消磨(时间等)
    • Her beauty was beguiling. 她美得迷人。
    • His date was curvaceously beguiling. 他约会是用来欺骗女性的。 来自《简明英汉词典》
    2 epitome [ɪˈpɪtəmi] smyyW   第10级
    • He is the epitome of goodness. 他是善良的典范。
    • This handbook is a neat epitome of everyday hygiene. 这本手册概括了日常卫生的要点。
    3 icons [ˈaɪˌkɔnz] bd21190449b7e88db48fa0f580a8f666   第8级
    n.偶像( icon的名词复数 );(计算机屏幕上表示命令、程序的)符号,图像
    • Distinguish important text items in lists with graphic icons. 用图标来区分重要的文本项。 来自About Face 3交互设计精髓
    • Daemonic icons should only be employed persistently if they provide continuous, useful status information. 只有会连续地提供有用状态信息的情况下,后台应用程序才应该一直使用图标。 来自About Face 3交互设计精髓
    4 flickering ['flikəriŋ] wjLxa   第9级
    • The crisp autumn wind is flickering away. 清爽的秋风正在吹拂。
    • The lights keep flickering. 灯光忽明忽暗。
    5 skyscrapers ['skaɪˌskreɪpəz] f4158331c4e067c9706b451516137890   第7级
    • A lot of skyscrapers in Manhattan are rising up to the skies. 曼哈顿有许多摩天大楼耸入云霄。
    • On all sides, skyscrapers rose like jagged teeth. 四周耸起的摩天大楼参差不齐。
    6 notably [ˈnəʊtəbli] 1HEx9   第8级
    • Many students were absent, notably the monitor. 许多学生缺席,特别是连班长也没来。
    • A notably short, silver-haired man, he plays basketball with his staff several times a week. 他个子明显较为矮小,一头银发,每周都会和他的员工一起打几次篮球。
    7 renewal [rɪˈnju:əl] UtZyW   第8级
    • Her contract is coming up for renewal in the autumn. 她的合同秋天就应该续签了。
    • Easter eggs symbolize the renewal of life. 复活蛋象征新生。
    8 undo [ʌnˈdu:] Ok5wj   第7级
    • His pride will undo him some day. 他的傲慢总有一天会毁了他。
    • I managed secretly to undo a corner of the parcel. 我悄悄地设法解开了包裹的一角。
    9 remains [rɪˈmeɪnz] 1kMzTy   第7级
    • He ate the remains of food hungrily. 他狼吞虎咽地吃剩余的食物。
    • The remains of the meal were fed to the dog. 残羹剩饭喂狗了。
    10 straightforward [ˌstreɪtˈfɔ:wəd] fFfyA   第7级
    • A straightforward talk is better than a flowery speech. 巧言不如直说。
    • I must insist on your giving me a straightforward answer. 我一定要你给我一个直截了当的回答。
    11 ethnic [ˈeθnɪk] jiAz3   第7级
    • This music would sound more ethnic if you played it in steel drums. 如果你用钢鼓演奏,这首乐曲将更具民族特色。
    • The plan is likely only to aggravate ethnic frictions. 这一方案很有可能只会加剧种族冲突。
    12 corporate [ˈkɔ:pərət] 7olzl   第7级
    • This is our corporate responsibility. 这是我们共同的责任。
    • His corporate's life will be as short as a rabbit's tail. 他的公司的寿命是兔子尾巴长不了。
    13 residential [ˌrezɪˈdenʃl] kkrzY3   第7级
    • The mayor inspected the residential section of the city. 市长视察了该市的住宅区。
    • The residential blocks were integrated with the rest of the college. 住宿区与学院其他部分结合在了一起。
    14 illustrated ['ɪləstreɪtɪd] 2a891807ad5907f0499171bb879a36aa   第7级
    adj. 有插图的,列举的 动词illustrate的过去式和过去分词
    • His lecture was illustrated with slides taken during the expedition. 他在讲演中使用了探险时拍摄到的幻灯片。
    • The manufacturing Methods: Will be illustrated in the next chapter. 制作方法将在下一章说明。
    15 metropolitan [ˌmetrəˈpɒlɪtən] mCyxZ   第7级
    • Metropolitan buildings become taller than ever. 大城市的建筑变得比以前更高。
    • Metropolitan residents are used to fast rhythm. 大都市的居民习惯于快节奏。
    16 countless [ˈkaʊntləs] 7vqz9L   第7级
    • In the war countless innocent people lost their lives. 在这场战争中无数无辜的人丧失了性命。
    • I've told you countless times. 我已经告诉你无数遍了。
    17 catered [ˈkeitəd] 89d616ab59cbf00e406e8778a3dcc0fc   第7级
    提供饮食及服务( cater的过去式和过去分词 ); 满足需要,适合
    • We catered for forty but only twenty came. 我们准备了40客饭菜,但只来了20个人。
    • They catered for everyone regardless of social rank. 他们为所有人服务而不计较其社会地位。
    18 varied [ˈveərid] giIw9   第8级
    • The forms of art are many and varied. 艺术的形式是多种多样的。
    • The hotel has a varied programme of nightly entertainment. 宾馆有各种晚间娱乐活动。
    19 avid [ˈævɪd] ponyI   第9级
    • He is rich, but he is still avid of more money. 他很富有,但他还想贪图更多的钱。
    • She was avid for praise from her coach. 那女孩渴望得到教练的称赞。

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