Walking on Water at Pitch Lake

彼奇湖讓你在水上漫步

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出版時間:2018/10/11
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When you think about going to a lake, you probably think about swimming or lying on a sandy beach to enjoy the sunshine. You would never dream about walking on the water. But that’s exactly what you can do at Pitch Lake in Trinidad, a body of water unlike any other. First of all, Pitch Lake doesn’t only contain water. It also has a mix of oil, clay, and tar called pitch. This sticky black goo is extremely thick, but still a liquid. Even so, the mixture can be walked on. Move too slowly, though, and you might start to sink.

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中譯

你想要去一座湖時,也許會想到游泳或是躺在沙灘上享受陽光。你絕對不可能會想到要在水面上行走。但這正是你在位於千里達島上的彼奇湖可以辦到的事,這是一片與眾不同的水域。首先,彼奇湖並不只含有水。它也含有一種由油、泥土、以及柏油組成的混合物,稱為瀝青。這黑色黏糊糊的東西非常的稠,但仍是一種液體。即便如此,這個混合物卻可以讓人走在上頭。但是如果移動得太緩慢,你也許會開始往下沉。

生活必備字詞

contain vt. 含有,裝盛
Fried chicken is unhealthy and contains a lot of calories.
tar n. 煤焦油瀝青;柏油
sticky a. 黏的
My children’s fingers were sticky from all the candy they ate during the movie.

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本文節錄自《常春藤生活英語》雜誌,完整內容請見十月號。

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