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公告 曾靖絜 - 英語學習 | 2022-01-03 | 點閱數: 80

  2022.01.04

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  文字稿// Doug the Potato - May Be the Biggest in the World!

 Do you want to hear a funny story?

In New Zealand, there is a potato called 'Doug.'

Yes!

The potato has a name! Doug.
紐西蘭有一顆馬鈴薯名叫道格。

Why does the potato have a name?

Well, this potato is special.

It may be the biggest potato in the world!
它有名字,因為它是世界上最大的馬鈴薯。

Two farmers in New Zealand found the potato when they were working on their farm.

The potato is about the same size as a small dog!

It weighs almost 8 kilos!
這顆馬鈴薯大得像一隻小狗,有八公斤重!

That's a really big potato!

The farmers will not eat the potato right away because they say it is so special.
兩位農夫目前不打算吃掉它,因為它太特別了。

A few years ago, some people in the UK found a potato that weighed 5 kilos …
but Doug is even bigger and heavier!

Doug might be the biggest and heaviest potato in the world!
幾年前在 UK 曾經有一顆 5 公斤的馬鈴薯,但是道格更大更重。道格可能是世界上最大最重的馬鈴薯。

What would you do if you had a potato as big as Doug?

Make lots of French fries? Make a lot of potato salad?
如果你有像道格這麼大的馬鈴薯,你會拿來做甚麼呢? 薯條還是馬鈴薯沙拉?

Or would you give it a name and play with it?

Ha… what would you call your potato?

Hmmm… I think I'd call my potato Xiao Huang… or maybe Da Huang! (laughs)

Hmmm… now I'm hungry!
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Vocabulary

紐西蘭農夫種出來世界最大的馬鈴薯。

1. New Zealand 紐西蘭。 I hope to visit New Zealand some day.
我希望有一天去紐西蘭玩。 To see the Hobbits? 去看哈比人嗎?

No, to see the mountains and sheep. 不,是去看高山和綿羊。

2. Farmer 農夫。 Maybe you can visit a sheep farmer.
你也許可以拜訪牧羊人。 That'd be so cool! 那會很酷。

I'll ask the farmer to let me help with shearing.我會請牧羊人讓我幫忙剪羊毛。

3. Heavy 重的。 Why is your bag so heavy? 你的包包怎麼這麼重?

It's not that heavy. 這不算重。

There's just a computer and my glasses in it.
裡面只有電腦和我的眼鏡。

4. Salad 沙拉。 What would you like? 你想點什麼菜? I'm not hungry. I think
I'll just have a potato salad. 我不餓,我只想吃個馬鈴薯沙拉。

我們來讀一遍。 New Zealand 紐西蘭 farmer 農夫 heavy 重的 salad 沙拉
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Quiz

1. Where did they find the potato called 'Doug'?
A: In Australia
B: In Taichung
C: In New Zealand

2. How heavy is Doug the potato?
A: About 8 kilos
B: About 100 kilos
C: About 80 kilos

3. Doug the potato is about the size of what?
A: A small dog
B: A small bus
C: A big monkey