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北师大版高中英语第三册课文朗读: lesson 33

[by:www.TingVOA.com - VOA英语网][00:00.00]如果你喜欢VOA英语网(www.Tingvoa.com),请介绍给更多的同学哦[00:00.10]unit 9[00:1.00]lesson 33 On Your Bike[00:2.00]Return of the white bikes![00:3.00]People have been enjoying the benefits of cycling in Amsterdam for years.[00:4.00]It is a good city for cycling because it is flat[00:5.00]and there are convenient facilities for bikes.[00:6.00]There are plenty of places to park bikes[00:7.00]and most streets in the city centre have a bicycle lane.[00:8.00]Today some people call Amsterdam the"City of Bicycles".[00:9.00]In the 1960s,a group of cycling fans had an idea.[00:10.00]They believed that it would be better for everybody[00:11.00]if cars weren't allowed in the city centre and only bicycles were.[00:12.00]They hoped to save energy,reduce pollution and provide free public transport.[00:13.00]The group painted hundreds of bicycles white[00:14.00]and placed them around Amsterdam for people to use.[00:15.00]Anyone was allowed to take them and use them for short journeys.[00:16.00]Wherever someone finished a journey,[00:17.00]they would leave the bike there for someone else to use.[00:18.00]The problem was that it didn't workthieves took all the bicycles within weeks![00:19.00]However,more than thirty years later,[00:20.00]the"white bike"is back in town[00:21.00]this time with a computer chip to record its every move![00:22.00]To take a bicycle,you have to insert a special card.[00:23.00]The new"white bike"is not actually white but is an unusual design with bright colours.[00:24.00]The bikes are parked at special parking places[00:25.00]and people who want to use them[00:26.00]have to take them to another special parking place that has enough room.[00:27.00]There is already less traffic in central Amsterdam,[00:28.00]because both locals and tourists have been using the white bikes.[00:29.00]Also,thanks to the good ideas of lots of people,[00:30.00]like the cycling fans in the 1960s,[00:31.00]many people around the world have been enjoying city centre streets without cars,[00:32.00]for many years.[00:33.00]Did you know?[00:34.00]The Netherlands has the highest proportion of bicycles in the world[00:35.00]14 million bicycles between 15 million people! 来自:VOA英语网 文章地址: http://www.tingvoa.com/html/20180207/534932.html