2018 臺中世界花卉博覽會

  Do you know how much money we can make by selling flowers to foreign countries? In 2016, Taiwan sold 23,963 tons of flowers to other countries, which helped us earn about 6 billion dollars. You might be curious about why flowers can bring us so much money. Well, visiting a flora exposition may help you find out the answer to this question. This kind of expo actually started in 1960 in the Netherlands. In 2012, Taipei City was honored to hold the expo and this year, Taiwan is lucky enough to hold such a wonderful festival again. From November 3rd to late April 2019, Taichung City is hosting the 2018 World Flora Exposition.

 

  This year, there are three park areas to give you an interesting and educational experience. In Houli Horse Ranch & Forest Park Area, you must visit Blossom Pavilion, where floral master artists around the world show their flower artworks to compete with each other. You can also find the secret to the beauty of flowers by visiting Orchid Hall, which tells the stories about how Taiwan got the name of “the kingdom of orchid”. In Waipu Park Area, you must visit Harvest Blessings Pavilion to listen to the stories of farmers and the four important crops in Taiwan: rice, fruit, mushrooms and tea. Finally, you can visit Fengyuan Huludun Park to see the beautiful Bamboo Pavilion, whose appearance is similar to Taiwanese the Central Range. There are indeed much more things to see in these three park areas. Why not make a plan to visit this world flora exposition?

Reading Comprehension

1. What is the main idea of the reading?

         (A) the history of the world flora exposition

         (B) the success of flower business in Taiwan

         (C) the features of the flora expo in Taichung

         (D) the importance of world flora expositions

 

2. Which of the following is TRUE in the reading? 

         (A) Flower masters in the world come to Taiwan to show their master pieces.

         (B) Bamboo Pavilion introduces Taiwanese rice, fruit, mushrooms and tea.

         (C) Visitors can learn the stories of orchid in Taiwan in Waipu Park Area.

         (D) The world flora exposition can help Taiwan earn almost six billion dollars.

 

3. What may be the attitude of the author? 

         (A) The author may be worried about this festival.

         (B) The author may think that the flora expo is boring.

         (C) The author may think that this exposition is exciting.

         (D) The author may be angry about the world flora exposition.

 

 

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  你知道賣花到國外可以為我們賺進多少錢嗎?在2016年,臺灣外銷了23,962噸的花到國外,幫我們賺取約60億元。你也許會好奇,為什麼花可以帶給我們這麼多錢。好的,來參觀花卉博覽會也許可以幫助你找出這個問題的答案。這類的展覽是從1960年在荷蘭開始的。在2012年臺北市榮幸辦展,而今年,臺灣很幸運地可以再一次舉辦這樣精彩的嘉年華會。從11月3日到2019年4月下旬,臺中市主辦2018世界花卉博覽會。


  今年會有三個展區,讓你盡享有趣與知識性的體驗。在后里馬場森林園區,一定要參觀「花舞館」,來自世界各國的花藝大師,展出他們的花藝創作來互相爭豔。你也可以在參觀蘭花館的過程中,發現花卉之美的秘密,這裡會告訴你關於臺灣如何獲得「蘭花王國」美譽的故事。在外埔園區,一定不能錯過「樂農館」,來聽農夫和臺灣四大作物:稻米、水果、蕈菇和茶葉的故事。最後,你可以去豐原葫蘆墩公園看看美麗的「竹跡館」,它的外型對臺灣人來說很像中央山脈。其實花博的這三個館場還有非常多東西,何不馬上計畫一下來參觀這個世界級花卉展?



































































解答為:C  A  C,您答對了嗎?