人教版高二英语必修3 Unit5 Canada 听力Mp3下载 Reading部分
  • Unit 5 Canada - The True North-Reading
  • A TRIP ON "THE TRUE NORTH"
  • Li Daiyu and her cousin Liu Qian were on a trip to Canada to visit their cousins in Montreal on the Atlantic coast.
  • Rather than take the aeroplane all the way,
  • they decided to fly to Vancouver and then take the train west to east across Canada.
  • The thought that they could cross the whole continent was exciting.
  • Their friend,
  • Danny Lin,
  • was waiting at the airport.
  • He was going to take them and their baggage to catch "The True North",
  • the cross-Canada train.
  • On the way to the station,
  • he chatted about their trip.
  • "You're going to see some great scenery.
  • Going eastward,
  • you'll pass mountains and thousands of lakes and forests,
  • as well as wide rivers and large cities.
  • Some people have the idea that you can cross Canada in less than five days,
  • but they forget the fact that Canada is 5,
  • 500 kilometres from coast to coast.
  • Here in Vancouver,
  • you're in Canada's warmest part.
  • People say it is Canada's most beautiful city,
  • surrounded by mountains and the Pacific Ocean.
  • Skiing in the Rocky Mountains and sailing in the harbour make Vancouver one of Canada's most popular cities to live in.
  • Its population is increasing rapidly.
  • The coast north of Vancouver has some of the oldest and most beautiful forests in the world.
  • It is so wet there that the trees are extremely tall,
  • some measuring over 90 metres.
  • "
  • That afternoon aboard the train,
  • the cousins settled down in their seats.
  • Earlier that day,
  • when they crossed the Rocky Mountains,
  • they managed to catch sight of some mountain goats and even a grizzly bear and an eagle.
  • Their next stop was Calgary,
  • which is famous for the Calgary Stampede.
  • Cowboys from all over the world come to compete in the Stampede.
  • Many of them have a gift for riding wild horses and can win thousands of dollars in prizes.
  • After two days' travel,
  • the girls began to realize that Canada is quite empty.
  • At school,
  • they had learned that most Canadians live within a few hundred kilometres of the USA border,
  • and Canada's population is only slightly over thirty million,
  • but now they were amazed to see such an empty country.
  • They went through a wheat-growing province and saw farms that covered thousands of acres.
  • After dinner,
  • they were back in an urban area,
  • the busy port city of Thunder Bay at the top of the Great Lakes.
  • The girls were surprised at the fact that ocean ships can sail up the Great Lakes.
  • Because of the Great Lakes,
  • they learned,
  • Canada has more fresh water than any other country in the world.
  • In fact,
  • it has one-third of the world's total fresh water,
  • and much of it is in the Great Lakes.
  • That night as they slept,
  • the train rushed across the top of Lake Superior,
  • through the great forests and southward towards Toronto.
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