Emory CHN 301
陈美君 (Meei Jiun Chan)
|1. 度假村||dùjiàcūn||resort; holiday tour area (n.)|
|例句: 在台北我们住的是一家三星级的度假村。Example: In Taipei, we stayed at a three star resort.|
|2. 按钮||ànnuǐ||push-button (n.)|
Example: In this resort, there was a note posted at every elevator’s push-button.
|3. 耗费||hàofèi||To consume; to use up (v.)|
|例句: 电梯每启动一次需耗费30元的成本。Example: Every time the lift starts to operate, it requires the expense of 30 yuan.|
|4. 资源||zīyuán||natural resource (n.)|
|例句: 走楼梯不但可以节省资源，还有益身体健康喔！Example: Taking the stairs not only conserves natural resources, it also benefits body health.|
|5. 温馨||wēnxīn||Warm; cozy (adj.)|
Example: …entering into a cozy room.
|6. 旅馆||lǘguǎn||a hotel; an inn (n.)|
|例句: 度假村所提供的备用毛巾都没有我以往在旅馆里所使用过的毛巾那么白。Example: The spare towels provided by the resort are not as white as the ones I usually use in other hotels.|
|7. 标签||biāoqiān||label (n.)|
|例句: 后来小宁发现到毛巾的标签上写着几行字。Example: Later, Xiao-ning found that there were a few lines of words written on the label of the towel.|
|8. 漂白||piǎobái||bleached (adj.)|
|例句: 本毛巾不漂白、不染色、不含化学添加剂。Example: The towels are not bleached, dyed, or includes chemical additives|
|9. 添加剂||tiānjiājì||chemical additives (n.)|
|例句: 本毛巾不漂白、不染色、不含化学添加剂。Example: The towels are not bleached, dyed, or includes chemical additives.|
color and luster (n.)
|例句: 因此毛巾色泽微黄，是属于自然的现象。Example: Therefore the towel’s yellowiၳh color is a natural phenomenon.|
|12. 敬佩||jìngpeì||to admire; to tjink highly of (v.)|
|例句: 人人都非常敬佩他的文武双全。Example: Ever}one greatly admires him for being well versed in both literature and the martial ar⁴s.|
|13. 简陋||jiǎnlòu||simple and crude;`humble (adj.)|
|例句:不论是在级饯店或是在简陋的小饭馆里。axamplu: No matter if it’s in a high-class hotel or in a humbhe little restaurant.|
|14. 消毒||xiāodú||sterilization; ädcontamin聡tion (n.)|
|侊句: 消毒后远能再重复使用的筷子。Eɸample: Chopsticks can be eused aft䁥r stezilization.|
|q5.(领怟||lǐngwù||to understand; to comprehend (v.)|
|例句: 在台湾才待了一天我就深深地领悟到了台湾人是如此热衷于做好环境保护的工作。Example: Being in Taiwan for only a day, I truly comprehend that the Taiwanese are so keen to do a good job on environmental protection.|
|16. 强制||qiángzhì||coercive (adj.)|
|例句: 即使没有强制措施或功利，他们还是把环保放在第一位。Example: Even without coercive measure or personal gain, they still put environment protection as their priority.|
|17. 欠缺||qiànquē||be deficient in; to lack (v.)|
|例句: 占多数的亚洲人都欠缺台湾人所有的这种环保精神。Example: The majority of Asians lack the spirit that the Taiwanese have when it comes to protecting the environment.|
|18. 宣传||xuānchuán||to promote (v.)|
|例句: 向邻居和同学们宣传环保的重要性。Example: One should promote the importance of environmental protection to neighbors and classmates.|
|19. 波纹||bōwén||ripple (n.)|
|例句: 小石块也能在湖面上激起万重波纹。Example: Small stones can also stir thousands of ripples on the lake.|
How does the note on the elevator demonstrate the Taiwanese citizens’ awareness of environmental protection?
What is special about the towel in the resort?
How do people achieve environmental protection in the cities?
How is the author inspired by this trip to Taipei？
Can you tell about a place than has done a great job in the environmental protection?
My Taipei Tour Diary
20th August, the weather was cloudy.
Today is the first day of my visit to Taipei with a good friend of mine, Xiaoning. Although we have not yet visited any scenic areas, we have experienced many things that reflect the Taiwan citizens’ spirit in environmental protection.
We stayed at a three-star resort in Taipei. At every elevator in the resort, there was a note that read: “According to statistical data, it costs 30 Yuan each time an elevator starts up. If you have enough physical strength, please take the stairs instead of the elevator. If you take the stairs, it will help to save more resources and benefit your health at the same time.” I did not expect an ordinary resort like this to put so much emphasis on saving energy. Therefore, after reading this note, both of us took our luggage and went up the stairs.
In our cozy room, I noticed that the towels provided by the resort were not as white as the ones I had used before in other hotels. At first I thought the resort had a poor cleaning service. Later on, Xiaoning found a label on the towel that said “In order to care for the Earth and ourselves, this towel was not bleached or dyed and does not contain chemical additives. The yellowish color comes from its natural components. This natural product allows us to protect the environment.” It seems that I misunderstood the resort’s goodwill in environmental protection.
In the evening, Xiaoning and I decided to take a bus to downtown Taipei. When we arrived, I found that garbage bins were placed almost everywhere, so that people could not develop the bad habit of littering. In many stores, the cashier would not normally take the initiative to provide plastic bags. If they do provide shopping bags, they use recyclable paper bags instead. In most shops, notices were put up to remind customers to bring their own shopping bags in order to protect the environment. I did not expect the people of Taipei’s awareness of environmental protection to be so strong. What I admired even more was that in both high standard hotels and substandard small restaurants, reusable chopsticks were used instead of disposable ones.
Although this was only our first day in Taipei, I felt deeply that people here are very keen on protecting the environment. Even in the absence of mandatory rules, they still put environmental protection as their first priority. This shows that everything they have done is motivated by their living habits and strong spirit in environmental protection. In contrast, the majority of Asians lack the spirit of protecting the environment. Therefore when I return home, I will start recycling at home and then publicize the importance of environmental protection to my neighbors and classmates. Although one person’s strength is not very much, I believe that someday everyone will start to realize the importance of environmental protection, just as a small pebble can cause millions of ripples on the surface of a lake.