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北师大版高中英语第三册课文朗读: lesson 25

[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 7[00:1.00]25 The Spirit of Explorers[00:2.00]Viking voyages to america[00:3.00]The Vikings were the first Europeans who reached America.[00:4.00]They achieved this long before Columbus ever set sail.[00:5.00]The Vikings were a group of people who originated from Scandinavia.[00:6.00]They dominated the seas and coasts of Northern Europe[00:7.00]between the 8th and 10th centuries AD.[00:8.00]By around 900AD,there were mnay places in Northern Europe[00:9.00]where the Viking chose to live.[00:10.00]In 982AD,when a man called Eric the Red decided to set sail further west,[00:11.00]there were as many as 10,000 Vikings living Iceland.[00:12.00]According to the legends of Iceland and Norway,[00:13.00]Eric the Red was forced to leave Iceland because he had committed a murder,[00:14.00]for which he got into trouble.[00:15.00]Eric reached Greenland[00:16.00]and discovered that the place where he landed could be colonised.[00:17.00]He returned to Iceland and told people there about Greenland.[00:18.00]He persuaded some people to go back with him to Greenland.[00:19.00]Eric set sail once again,this time with 25 ships,[00:20.00]of which only 14 made it to Greenland.[00:21.00]Not long after Eric the Red had landed in Greenland,[00:22.00]a man called Biarni set sail from Iceland in search of Eric's party.[00:23.00]Biarni was hoping to join his father who was with Eric,[00:24.00]but he was blown off course and found himself in an unknown land,[00:25.00]from where he eventually reached Greenland.[00:26.00]In the year 1002,when Eric the Red's son Leif was planning a trip further west,[00:27.00]Biarni was the man with whom Leif discussed his plans.[00:28.00]Leif followed Biarni's directions[00:29.00]and sailed to what is believed to be the coast of presentday Canada.[00:30.00]He then sailed further south to an island which he named Vinland[00:31.00]but is now known as Newfoundland.[00:32.00]We know about Eric the Red and Leif's deeds[00:33.00]through legends which were written down centuries later in Norway and Iceland.[00:34.00]They are the first records we have of Europeans sailing to America. 来自:VOA英语网 文章地址: http://www.tingvoa.com/html/20180210/535868.html