文字稿//British River Brought Back to Life
Hi everyone! You guys know that pollution is a big problem around the world,
right? It's in the air. It's on land, and it's in the water. That's bad!
But, there is also some good news. Many people are working hard to clean up
the environment. In England, scientists are helping to make a river called
the River Mersey much cleaner.
That river was famous for being one of the most polluted rivers in Europe.
Scientists even said the river was "dead", because it had so much pollution.
Why was the River Mersey so polluted? For a long time, factories put
dangerous chemicals into the River Mersey.
Also, the river had a lot of sewage. So, it smelled really, really bad. Yuck!
Since 1985, the government has spent lots of money to make the River Mersey
cleaner. And it is working!
英國政府從 1985 年以來，花了大錢清理梅西河，結果奏效了！
About 20 years ago, in 2002, there were only 15 kinds of fish in the river.
But last year, there were 37! That's a lot more fish!
20 年前河裡只有 15 種魚，去年已經有 37 種了！
That's great, but the scientists aren't finished yet. They want to keep
working to make the River Mersey even cleaner.
Let's all wish those scientists good luck, it sounds like they are doing a
1. dangerous 危險的
Hmmm, I didn't know that there's a beach nearby. 我不知道這附近有海灘。
That's because nobody goes there. 那是因為沒有人去。
Because it's dangerous? 因為它很危險嗎？
2. polluted 受到污染的
Yeah, it's very polluted.對，它汙染得很厲害。
Yuck, that's bad. 好噁喔，真糟糕。
It is. 是很糟。
3. clean up 清理
Why didn't anyone try to clean it up? 為什麼沒有人試著清理它？
Are you kidding? That's a lot of work! 開玩笑，那是多大的工作！
I don't even want to clean my room! 我甚至不想清我的房間！
4. year 年
You're right, it'll take at least half a year to clean it.
I'd say a year. 我會說要一年。
clean up 清理
1. Where is the River Mersey?
2. Why did scientists call the River Mersey "dead"?
A: It had too much pollution
B: It was too dry
C: It had no fish
3. How many kinds of fish were in the River Mersey last year?