Here are our suggestions for keeping busy this week. Dive in!
Take to the waves in Southampton
Always fancied trying your hand at sailing? Now’s your chance. The Southampton Boat Show has plenty of opportunities for visitors to get out on the water to experience boat sailing, power boating or taking a ride on a RIB ― all for free.
Discover an island on the Thames
To celebrate Totally Thames, a month-long festival is held at various locations across London. We’ve discovered 21 of the river’s most fascinating islands ― all of them with interesting stories to tell. Make the most of it with our map here.
Catch great films in Bristol
Over six days, Encounters Film Festival screens up to 400 films from over 60 different countries. The Bristol festival provides a platform for international filmmakers, and offers a gateway to the likes of the BAFTAs, Oscars and European Film Awards. See here for full details.
Get scientific in London
Experience the latest, best and most challenging science covering all areas of our lives and universe at New Scientist Live at ExCel London. New Scientist Live is a four-day festival full of ideas and discoveries from the team behind the world’s most popular science weekly magazine, featuring four zones ― Brain & Body, Technology, Earth and Universe ― as well as talks from experts and over 200 exhibitors.
1. Which is the most suitable for sailing lovers?
A. Take to the waves in Southampton.
B. Discover an island on the Thames.
C. Catch great films in Bristol.
D. Get scientific in London.
2. What is New Scientist Live?
A. A science weekly magazine.
B. A festival to celebrate great scientists.
C. An exhibition to show scientific discoveries.
D. A festival where ideas and discoveries are shared.
3. Where can you find the text?
A. On a noticeboard. B. On a website.
C. In a newspaper. D. In a book review.
2. D【解析】考查细节理解。根据Get scientific in London部分中的"New Scientist Live is a four-day festival full of ideas and discoveries..."可知，New Scientist Live是一个为期四天的与大众分享科学想法和发现的节 日。故选D。
3. B【解析】考查推理判断。根据文章内容尤其是Discover an island on the Thames部分中的"Make the most of it with our map here"和Catch great films in Bristol部分中2019译林牛津高考英语一轮导学案：M6U2
Belgium is the land of music festivals. There are rock, pop, world, electronic music festivals and more, so you’re sure to find a festival that suits your taste.
Groe could be considered the opener of the festival season in Belgium. This festival grew from a small event to an international festival that had 33,000 visitors in 2016. If you’re into the harder stuff(东西), this is where you need to go.
When? April 29-30, 2017. Where? Meerhout. Music? Punk, emo, ska and rock in all its variations. Free? No.
Sfinks is a world music festival that focuses on bringing culture together. There are also plenty of things to do besides watching the performances. Good to know for families: Sfinks is a kid-friendly festival, with workshops, storytelling and performances aimed at children.
When? July 27-30, 2017. Where? Boechout. Music? World. Free? The festival is free; the camping is not.
Graspop Metal Meeting
If Groe doesn’t seem rough enough to you, Graspop Metal Meeting might. As the name says, this festival is all about metal, rocnk. In 2016 the festival received 140,000 visitors who came to watch the more than 100 bands performing.
When? June 16-18, 2017. Where? Dessel. Music? Metal. Free? No.
Genk on Stage
Genk on Stage is a pop musical with not only a lot of Belgian artists, but also some international names. 80,000 people attended Genk on Stage in 2016.
When? June 23-25, 2017. Where? Gensic? Pop. Free? Yes.
1. Which may kick off the festival season in Belgium?
A. Groe. B. Sfinks Mixed.
C. Graspop Metal Meeting. D. Genk on Stage.
2. What do we know about Sfinks Mixed?
A .It enjoys worldwide popularity. B. It’s mainly targeted at kids.
C. It combines fun with culture. D. It features certain types of music.
3. Where are crazy metal music enthusiasts most likely to go?
A. Meerhout. B. Boechout.
C. Genk. D. Dessel.
1. A【解析】考查细节理解。根据Groe部分中的"Groe could be considered the opener of the festival season in Belgium"可知，Groe拉开了比利时音乐节的序幕。
3. D【解析】考查推理判断。根据Graspop Metal Meeting部分中的"If Groe doesn’t seem rough enough to you, Graspop Metal Meeting might" "this festival is all about metal, rocnk"可知，对于狂热的金属乐 爱好者，Graspop Metal Meeting可能更适合他们；再结合下文的"Where? Dessel"可知举办地是Dessel, 故
Festival of Light, Longleat Safari Park, Wiltshire
Longleat is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Giant lanterns take the shape of some of the park’s animals, and there are also lots of characters in Beatrix Potter’s booch as Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle Ducirrel Nutkin, to mark the 150th anniversary of the author’s birth. There is also a 20-metre-high birthday cake.
• ￡ 27.85, adult/ ￡ 20.65, child/ under-threes, free.
• 15 Dec. to 2 Jan.
Festival of Light, Enchanted Park, Gateshead
Enchanted Park is an interactive walgh Saltwell Parst south of the town centre, along a trail (小径) of light with performances and sculptures. The story being told is a Midwinter Night’s Tale, inspired by the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. Visitors can join stories and songs with Santa, and attend decorating workshops.
• ￡ 8, adult/ ￡ 2, child/ under-fours, free.
• 11-27 Dec.
Christmas Glow, RHS Wisley, Surrey
The garden is glowing with giant lighted flowers. Some of the trees are brilliant, too. The glasshouse is decorated like a gingerbread house, and displays (陈列) seasonal plants. There are lanterns around the lake. The cafe serves hot chocolate and apple juice.
• ￡ 9.90, adult/ ￡ 3.60, child.
• 20 Dec. to 2 Jan.
Christinas at Kew Gardens, London
Kew is a special place to visit at any time of the day or year, but the festive light show gives it a magical twist, as the mile-long trail through the garden is decorated with 60,000 lights. Some of the garden’s oldest and tallest trees are also beautifully lit along the way.
• ￡ 16, adult/ ￡ 10, child/ ￡ 48, family/ under-fours free.
• 24 Dec. to 2 Jan.
1.What can people do in Enchanted Park?
A. Visit Shakespeare’s house.
B. Listen to a wonderful tale.
C. Enjoy hot chocolate and apple juice.
D. Play the part of Santa.
2.Which place will attract children fond of fictional animal characters?
A. Longleat Safari Park. B. Enchanted Park.
C.RHS Wisley. D. Kew Gardens.
3.How much is the admission to Kew Gardens for Mr. Green and his 3-year-old kid?
A.￡ 10. B.￡ 16.