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高中生诵读精华:我心中的理想假期

An Ideal Holiday

理想的假期

Of course, what is an ideal holiday for one person may be a very unpleasant one for another. The sportsman likes a kind of holiday which his lazy friend would find worse than his daily work;while the lazy man's ideal holiday would leave the sportsman quite unsatisfied.

当然啦,对一个人是理想的假期,对另外一个人可能就不那么令人愉快。运动员喜欢的一种假期,在他的懒惰的朋友看来或许比日常工作还要糟糕;同样,懒惰的人理想的假期也会使得运动员觉得十分不满意。

If I were allowed to choose my own holiday, I would have no doubts: I would go on a voyage in a modern passenger ship with a swimming bath. Even if my sportsman friend and my lazy friend came with me, they would both be happy: one would have plenty of games, swimming and dancing; the other could sit in a comfortable chair all day, looking at the sea and drinking lemonade or beer. In a ship, one can do as one likes. If one day I find an interesting book in the ship's library, I can spend the whole day reading it, and nobody will stop me. Perhaps the next day I shall want some exercise. Well, then I can play games with other passengers until I am hot and sweating and ready for a bath. I can go and sleep in my cabin at any time of the day or night. I can get cheap drinks during most of the day, and I can eat as I like, choosing among a variety of foods.

如果我能够自己选择假期,我将毫不犹豫地选择乘坐带游泳池的现代化客轮航海旅行。即使我的运动员朋友和我懒惰的朋友跟我一道旅行,他们也会快乐的:一个可以进行许多体育运动,比如游泳、跳舞;另外一个可以整天舒舒服服地坐在椅子上,看着大海,喝着柠檬水或啤酒。在船上,人们想做什么就做什么。如果哪一天我在船上的图书室发现一本有趣的书,我可以花一整天去读,没有人会阻止我。也许第二天我想锻炼一下身体,那么,我可以和别的乘客一起游戏,直到浑身发热,汗流浃背准备去洗个澡。在白天或黑夜的任何时候,我都可以去客舱里睡觉,在一天中的大部分时间,我可以喝到便宜的饮料,想吃什么就吃什么,多种多样的食物任由挑选。

But what I like even more about a sea voyage is the chance to meet new and interesting people from many countries. What other kind of holiday gives us such a chance? Free from all the duties of life at home we can talk, play games, swim, drink and dance with our new friends. They can tell us about their own countries, their daily lives and amusements, their hopes and their fears. And in return we can tell them all about ourselves.

但是在海上旅行方面,我更加喜欢的是有机会遇见来自不同国家的有趣的人。还有什么样的假期能给我们这样的机会呢?从家庭的生活事务中摆脱出来,我们可以和新朋友交谈、玩游戏、游泳、畅饮和跳舞。他们可以给我们讲讲他们国家的情况、他们的日常生活和娱乐活动、他们的希望和他们的忧虑。反过来我们也可以告诉他们我们的方方面面。

But perhaps the greatest pleasure of a sea holiday is coming to new ports in strange lands, and going ashore for a few hours to see strange places, eat strange foods and hear a strange language talked around us. Whenever I think of my ideal holiday, it is the picture of a mysterious foreign city that comes to my mind.

然而,海上度假最大的乐趣也许是来到陌生国度的新港口,上岸待上几个小时,看看奇异的地方,吃点新奇的食品,听听人们用陌生的语言在我们四周交谈着。每当我想到自己理想的假日,映入我脑海的是一片神秘的异国城市的风光。

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