Portuguese islands emerging from the ocean hold danger and intrigue.
從海洋中浮現的葡萄牙島嶼充滿了危險與詭計。

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  In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean is the Azores. The peaks, cliffs, and beaches of this Portuguese region are among the most majestic and dramatic scenery the world has to offer. That makes them the perfect subject for National Geographic's Destination Wild: Europe's Wild Islands. Formed by active volcanoes, these nine islands are home to a unique ecosystem of plants and animals.
  When measured from their base underneath the ocean, the Azores are home to some of the tallest mountains in the world. They are slowly emerging from the ocean as the Earth's crust shifts. Since the islands are so far from the European mainland, vegetation was brought there by birds that ate seeds and dropped them off, along with some fertilizer to boot. Several species of birds make their nests in the trees their ancestors planted on the remote area centuries ago. Their young have plenty of food to eat, since the most common animals in the archipelago are spiders.
  The Azores have tons of earthquakes every year due to the fault line underneath. There are also active volcanoes that spew lava and deep caves that look like the image of a dragon's den. Sound inviting? The Azores are often referred to as the Hawaii of Europe. But watching NG's Destination Wild: Europe's Wild Islands means you can experience all of the beauty and excitement of the landscape without being attacked by spiders during an earthquake or falling into a pool of red hot melted rocks.

 destination n. 目的地,終點
: a tourist / holiday destination 觀光勝地
Johnny was wandering around town without a specific destination in mind.
強尼漫無目的地在市區閒晃。
The villagers reclaimed a section of the beach and developed it into a popular tourist destination.
村民將一部分的海灘開發成熱門的觀光景點。
*reclaim vt. 開墾,開拓(土地)

2. intrigue n. 詭計,陰謀 & vt. 引起……的興趣,吸引
It is said that the man is a master of intrigue.
據說那名男子是搞陰謀詭計的高手。
The tale about pirates intrigued all the children.
那個關於海盜的故事讓每個小孩都入迷了。

3. majestic a. 雄偉的;壯麗的
We stood in awe before the majestic Westminster Abbey.
我們敬畏地站在雄偉的西敏寺前。
*stand in awe  敬畏地站立

4. an active volcano  活火山
: an extinct volcano  死火山
a dormant volcano  休火山

5. measure vt. 衡量;測量 & n. 措施,方法(常用複數)
: take measures to V  採取措施做……
Distances under water can be measured with sonar.
聲納可測出水底下的距離。
*sonar n. 聲納
The government took measures to boost the struggling economy.
該政府採取措施振興萎靡的經濟。

6. vegetation n. 植物,草木(總稱)

7. remote a. 偏僻的;遙遠的
This bridge connects the remote village with the outside world.
這座橋將這個偏遠村落與外面的世界連接在一起。

8. spew vt. 噴出
Ray caused Marvin to spew milk out of his nose when he told that funny joke.
小雷說了個有趣的笑話,讓馬文笑得把牛奶從鼻子噴出來。

9. landscape n. 風景,景色
Most of the pictures Sally took are landscapes, and the ones in this album are no exception.
莎莉拍的照片大部分是風景照,這本相簿裡的照片也不例外。
*be no exception  不例外

 peak n. 山頂,山峰
cliff n. 懸崖,峭壁
crust n. 地殼
fertilizer n. 肥料
archipelago n. 群島,列島
fault line  斷層帶
lava n. 熔岩;岩漿
den n. 洞穴,巢窩

野外遊蹤 ―― 歐洲之島
從海洋中浮現的葡萄牙島嶼充滿了危險與詭計。

  亞速群島位於大西洋的中央。這個葡萄牙地區中的山峰、懸崖和海灘是世界上最壯麗又引人注目的景色之一。這一點使它們成為國家地理節目《野外遊蹤 ―― 歐洲之島》的完美主題。這九座島嶼由活火山形成,是獨特的動植物生態系統所在地。
  當從其海洋的基底測量時,亞速群島是一些世界上最高聳山脈的所在地。隨著地殼移動,它們緩慢地從海洋中浮現。由於這些島嶼距離歐洲大陸相當遙遠,植物是由食用種子的鳥類帶到當地並將其放下,除此之外還帶來一些肥料(鳥糞)。有若干種鳥類在牠們祖先於幾個世紀前種植於偏遠地區的樹上築巢。因為該群島上最常見的動物就是蜘蛛,牠們的幼鳥便有大量的食物可以果腹。
  由於亞速群島底下的斷層帶,該島每年都地震頻傳。那裡也有會噴出熔岩的活火山以及像是龍穴畫面的深洞。聽起來很吸引人嗎?亞速群島通常被稱為歐洲的夏威夷。但觀賞國家地理節目《野外遊蹤 ―― 歐洲之島》意味著你不必在地震發生中遭到蜘蛛攻擊或是跌落一片炙熱的熔化岩石中,也能夠體驗該景緻的所有美麗與刺激。

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