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Lesson 8 A famous monastery 著名的修道院

Lesson 8 A famous monastery 著名的修道院

【New words and expressions】生词和短语

◆monastery n. 寺院,修道院

◆St. Bernard 圣伯纳德

◆pass n. 关隘

◆watchdog n. 看门狗

◆rashly adj. 莽撞地,冒失地

◆enclosure n. 围场,圈地

◆monk n. 和尚,僧侣

◆privacy n. 清静,隐居

◆skier n. 滑雪者

◆Easter n. 复活节

★monastery n. 寺院,修道院

abbot:修道院院长

convent nun:修女

abbess:女修道院院长

★St. Bernard 圣伯纳德

★pass n. 关隘

★watchdog n. 看门狗

★rashly adj. 莽撞地,冒失地

boldly adv.

★enclosure n. 围场,圈地

★monk n. 和尚,僧侣

★privacy n. 清静,隐居

★skier n. 滑雪者

★Easter n. 复活节

at Easter, at Christmas, at Thanksgiving

【Text】

§Lesson 8 A famous monastery 著名的修道院

What are the St. Bernard dogs used for?

The Great St Bernard Pass connects Switzerland to Italy. At 247o metres, it is the highest mountain pass in Europe. The famous monastery of St Bernard, which was founded in the eleventh century, lies about a mile away. For hundreds of years, St Bernard dogs have saved the lives of travellers crossing the dangerous Pass. These friendly dogs, which were first brought from Asia, were used as watch-dogs even in Roman times. Now that a tunnel has been built through the mountains, the Pass is less dangerous, but each year, the dogs are still