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Hometown Questions

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Hometown Questions

    Hometown

    3. “Can you tell me where you’re from?” (= Where are you from?)

    Where is your hometown ? Zhengzhou . It is ?located in Henan province, ?which is in central China Locate /ləʊˈkeɪt/ verb SLIGHTLY FORMALbe located in/near/on/etc. to be in a particular place: 位于,在

    Be located in someplace

    Our office is located in the city center.

    ?,which is in central China

    My daughter, who studies in the United States, rang me yesterday. (描述)

    My daughter who studies in the United States rang me yesterday. (区分) Lets talk about your hometown or village. What kind of place is it ? My hometowns a small place, just outside of Beijing . ?It takes about an hour to get to there . The people there are ?mostly farmers, but a lot of the young people work in Beijing . Its a quiet place and I like it .

    ?It takes about an hour to get to there .

    If something takes a certain amount of time, that amount of time is needed in order to do

    it.

    Since the roads are very bad, the journey took us a long time...

    ?mostly

    The band are mostly (= Most of them are) teenagers, I think.

    Could you tell me something about your hometown ? Well, its quite big and its the ?capital of Shanxi Province. The populations about 6 million and ?its famous for its ?historic sites, ?especially for the ?Terracotta Warriors. ?Xian used to be the capital of China, and its the beginning of the famous ?Silk Road. ?capital a city which is the centre of government of a country or smaller political area:; 省会

    ?its famous for its ?historic sites, ?especially for the ?Terracotta Warriors. Be famous for

    New York is famous for its skyscrapers.

纽约以其摩天大楼驰名

    ?historic sites

    ?especially

    I never liked long walks, especially in winter.

    ?Terracotta Warriors ['terə'kɔtə] ['wɔriə] ?Xian used to be the capital of China,

    Used to show that a particular thing always happened or was true in the past, especially

    if it no longer happens or is no longer true:

    She used to live in Glasgow.

    You don't come and see me like you used to.

    Okay. Well, my hometown is Beijing and I live just outside of it near the ?4thring road . ?As

    you probably know, Beijings the political and cultural center of China, and ?its quite a

    historical place as well. ?Its huge-about 12 or 13 million people live in it now-and it seems to

    be getting bigger every year.

    4thring road

    ?As you probably know, Beijings the political and cultural center of China

    Probably ['prɔbəbli] used to mean that something is very likely:大概,或许

    I'll probably be home by midnight.

    I'm probably going - it depends on the weather. Probably the best thing to do is to call them before you go.

    Political [pə'litikəl] 政治的,政治上的,政党的

    Cultural ['kʌltʃərəl] 文化的

    As you probably know,

    As ... 一样

    ?its quite a historical place as well.

    historical place [his'tɔ:rikəl;hi'stɔrikəl] 历史古迹 as well

    ?Its huge-about 12 or 13 million people live in it now-and it seems to be getting bigger every

year.

    They live in a huge house. huge extremely large in size or amount:巨大的,庞大的,极大的

    The costs involved in building a spacecraft are huge.

    A huge number of people attended.

    His last three films have all been huge successes.

    it seems to be getting bigger every year.

    It seems (that) she can't come.

    What are the main tourist attractions in your hometown? Theres the Great Wall and the Forbidden City. These are the two that are most well known. They are also symbols of China. They attract most visitors, but there are quite a lot of other famous sites as well.

    These are the two that are most well known.

    Well known

    The restaurant is well known for its friendly atmosphere and excellent service.

    They are also symbols of China.

    They attract most visitors, but there are quite a lot of other famous sites as well. Attract [ə'trækt] 吸引,有吸引力

    attract sb to sth

     What attracted me most to the job was the chance to travel.

    attract attention/interest etc

     The story has attracted a lot of interest from the media.

    Site [sait] 地点

    Symbol ['simbəl] 象征

    A heart shape is the symbol of love.

    The wheel in the Indian flag is a symbol of peace.

    What are the people like in your hometown ? Theyre usually very friendly , but a bit conservative. People still hold onto a lot of old customs and traditions , which is what I mean by conservative. But I think people there are very

    hospitable and kind . If you ask someone for directions, theyll always try to help you out , or find someone else who can .

    Conservative [kən'sə:vətiv] Someone who is conservative or has conservative ideas is unwilling to accept changes and new ideas 保守的

    People still hold onto a lot of old customs and traditions , which is what I mean by conservative.

    Hold onto

    old customs and traditions

    , which is what I mean by conservative.

Sam said he saw me there, which was a lie.

    But I think people there are very hospitable and kind

    Hospitable ['hɔspitəbl;'hɔspitəbəl] friendly and welcoming to guests and visitors: 好客的 The villagers were very hospitable to/towards anyone who passed through.

    If you ask someone for directions, theyll always try to help you out , or find someone else who can .

    ask someone for directions

    help you out If you help someone out, you help them by doing some work for them or by

    lending them some money. 帮助某人(尤指摆脱困境或危难): I help out with the secretarial work

    What places in your hometown do you like best and tell me why ? I like the Temple of Heaven best because its very beautiful . It has a lot of space and there are lots of really nice and old trees there. In the early morning , its very peaceful. The older people practice their Tai-ji, while the younger children just run around and play . I like there a lot.

    I like the Temple of Heaven best because its very beautiful .

    Peaceful ['pi:sfəl]安宁的,和平的

    practice their Tai-ji

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