Where will you go to escape the stress of life and the noise of traffic? To find out, we turned to question-and-answer site Quora, where users have been sharing their opinions. From an Alpine palace in Germany to some amazing English views, these dreamy destinations are so magical that it’s hard to believe they’re real.
Gaudi’s otherworldly imagination
Designed by one of Spain’s most famous architects, Antoni Gauldi, the Roman Catholic church Sagrada Familia is a legend in itself Construction began in 1882, but less than a quarter of the project was complete when Gaudi died in 1926. Since then, work has progressed slowly. How about the ending? Architects plan to complete the project in 2026, the centenary of Gaudi’s death.
As Barcelona’s most popular tourist site, Sagrada Familia attracts three million visitors every year for one good reason: It’s a masterpiece unlike anything else in the world which is largely responsible for the city’s lively personality.
A setting that could steal the spotlight from any storybook hero
With its valleys surrounded by lakes, rivers, hills and peaks, the Lake District in England’s northwest is quite literally tat of fairy tales. This place was Beatrix Potter’s inspiration for Peter Rabbit and the residence（居所）of the Lake Poets, including William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey.
One of nature’s most magical illusions
Once upon a time in the faraway land of the Faroe Islands, Lake Leitisvatn became known as the most striking of all the islands’ lakes. At more than 6km long, it is the biggest in the Faroe Islands. In reality, Lake Leitisvatn is actually no more than about 30m above sea level. A steep cliff in front of the lake and a clever camera angle make the lake appear to be much higher than it really is.
1. From the first paragraph, we ora is a site where you can ________.
A. release your stress of life B. asr teachers questions
C. get different views about something D. find guides to any magical attractions
2. What do you know about Sagrada Familia?
A. It hasn’t been fully built yet B. It is a museum about Antoni Gaudi
C. It was built in honor of Antoni Gaudi D. It tells much about Spain’s history
3. Where did Beatrix Potter create the fairy tale character Peter Rabbit?
A. On Lake Leitisvatn. B. In the Lake District.
C. From Sagrada Familia. D. At certain hills and peaks.
【答案】1. C 2. A 3. B
1. 细节理解题。根据第一段中To find out, we turned to question-and-answer site Quora, where users have been sharing their opinions.可知，从第一段，我们知道Quora是一个你可以对某件事得到不同看法的网站。故C项正确。
3. 细节理解题。根据A setting that could steal the spotlight from any storybook hero中
With its valleys surrounded by lakes, rivers, hills and peaks, the Lake District in England’s northwest is quite literally tat of fairy tales.可知，在the Lake District Beatrix Potter创造了童话人物Peter Rabbit。故B项正确。
When I was younger, I was too shy to the point where I could not even make eye contact（接触）with people I didn’t know. If someone greeted me in the hallway, I would lower my head and hurried passed.
Funnily enough, this would not have been such a big deal if I had connected with their values and interests. However, everyone in my school was much wealthier than me, and focused on partying and fashion which were contrary to my interests. Although I had a few acquaintances（熟人）, no one seemed to understand me, unable to share my sometimes darmor and interest in science fiction.
Halfway through ninth grade, I was once again thrown into a school of strangers. Making friends was difficult, and I sat alone at lunch for the rest of the year. In tenth grade, however, I took part in my school’s theatre program, where I met some of my closest friends. The theatre forced me to overcome my shyness and taught me to speak up for myself. Furthermore, pretending to be someone else gave me a sense of previously unknown confidence.
Although I have a lot going for me right now, I will never forget the struggles I had to overcome when I was younger. This is why, whenever I see someone struggling or standing by themselves, I always invite them to sit with my friends and me. I may not be able to give them my full attention all of the time, but the main point is to let them know someone recognizes their existence and is willing to connect with them.