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臺灣賞楓季開跑!It’s Maple Season in Taiwan

楓樹 maple(圖片來源:常春藤提供)

到一些臺灣最美的地點體驗這個一年當中的美妙時刻。

臺灣是個整年都很美麗的寶島。不過,從十月底到十二月初這段期間是很特殊的時段。
那是因為賞楓的季節到了,而且你在許多
令人驚艷的景點可以欣賞楓葉改變顏色。

Taiwan is a beautiful island throughout the year. The period from late October to early December is a very special time, though.
That
’s because it’s maple season, and there are many amazing spots where you can watch the maple leaves changing colors.

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amazing  a. 令人驚奇的

▎Its amazing that Johnny can speak five different languages.
▎強尼能說五種不同的語言,真是太令人驚奇了。

spot n.(尤指休閒的)地點,處所
     tourist spot n. 觀光景點

▎The factory became a tourist spot after it was opened to the public.
▎這間工廠開放給大眾參觀後就變成了觀光景點。

★  maple n. 楓樹

 
陽明山楓葉(圖片來源:公有領域)

如果你住在臺北市附近,陽明山國家公園是遠離城市生活的絕佳去處。你往上一走進公園時,新鮮的空氣將會讓你充滿精力。你環顧四周時,可以欣賞下方顏色鮮艷的楓葉美景。你欣賞完後,可以去眾多溫泉中的其中一處泡湯來放鬆筋骨及紓解一些壓力

If you are near Taipei City, Yangmingshan National Park is a great place to get away from city life. As you walk up into the park, the clean air will fill you with energy. When you look around, you can take in a colorful view of the maple leaves below. After you are finished, you can bathe your tired bones in one of the many hot springs and wash away some of your stress.

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5. get away from… 逃脫/遠離⋯⋯

Owen took off work for a few days to get away from his boss.
歐文休了幾天假以擺脫他的上司。

6. stress n. 壓力

▎Dr. Smith told Vincent that his headaches were mainly due to stress.
▎史密斯醫師告訴文森他的頭痛主要是壓力造成的。

 
「楓香」及「青楓」是奧萬大最重要的賞楓樹種(圖片來源:公有領域)

  另一個可以欣賞楓葉改變顏色的地方是位於南投縣的奧萬大國家森林遊樂區。那是一個會讓你感到放鬆的寧靜之處。來到森林裡的遊客會看見很多紅橘色交錯的楓葉在風中四處飄揚。在背景中,你可以聽到鳥兒啼叫以及附近的河水潺潺流動著。欣賞楓葉改變顏色會是你難以忘懷的經驗。

Another place to watch the maples change colors is at Aowanda National Forest Recreation Area in Nantou County. It’s a peaceful place that will make you feel relaxed. Visitors to the 10 forest will spot lots of red and orange maple leaves blowing around in the wind. In the background, you can hear birds singing and the nearby river flowing gently. Seeing the changing maple leaves is an experience that you will never forget.

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7. peaceful a. 平靜的;和平的

▎Mark has led a peaceful life since he retired.
▎馬克退休後就一直過著平靜的生活。

8. relaxed a. 放鬆的;悠閒的

▎Helen felt more relaxed after taking a hot bath.
▎海倫洗了熱水澡後覺得更放鬆了。

9. gently adv. 輕柔地,溫柔地

Karen gently held her baby in her arms.
凱倫溫柔地將她的寶寶抱在臂彎裡。

 

旅遊資訊

奧萬大國家森林遊樂區

奧萬大國家森林遊樂區位於南投縣仁愛鄉親愛村,於 1994 年正式對外開放。奧萬大是臺灣最知名的賞楓景點之一,有「楓葉故鄉」之稱,於每年深秋季節逐漸進入楓葉轉紅的高峰,其中「楓香」及「青楓」是奧萬大最重要的賞楓樹種。以「青楓」而言,變色條件較不嚴苛,一旦進入秋天,隨著日夜溫差變大,常常就迫不及待的轉變顏色,其顏色鮮艷而美麗,或橘紅色、或深紅,加上葉形優美,可說是賞楓的最佳代表,最佳欣賞時段為十一月下旬。

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【深入臺灣】 It’s Maple Season in Taiwan  臺灣賞楓季開跑!(生活英語10/19)

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