Learn more about these tuxedo-wearing, flightless birds with your own penguin party!
用你自己的企鵝派對來更了解這些像是穿著男式禮服且不會飛的鳥類吧!

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  Waddling across the icebergs and tundra of our planet's southernmost continent are penguins. These aquatic birds might not be able to fly, but they are an indispensable part of the ecosystem in Antarctica and the surrounding frigid seas. They also happen to be the stars of National Geographic's new show Penguin Palooza. Most people think of the black and white birds at the zoo, but when you see them in their natural habitats of Antarctica, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile, Argentina, and Australia, you can really start to understand what they are all about.
  Researchers are aware of 18 different penguin species, and there might even be a 19th species hiding out there somewhere in the barren, ice-covered landmass around the South Pole. The show features all of them, including Adelie, African, Chinstrap, Emperor, Galapagos, Gentoo, just to name a few. It all begins with the largest of the bunch—the Emperor Penguin—and goes all the way to the smallest species, known as the Little Blue.
  To celebrate your love of penguins, why not have a Penguin Palooza theme party? You and your friends can dress up in penguin costumes and decorate your house with snowflakes and icicles. Don't forget to make appropriate snacks for the occasion. Penguins really only eat fish and sea creatures, so cooking up the catch of the day, or just settling for some Swedish Fish candy will suffice. Other options include ice cream or shaved ice, since it's cold, or desserts in the shape of penguins covered in decorative frosting. Then, gear up for the spectacle with a game of Protect the Egg before settling down to watch Penguin Palooza on National Geographic.

1. penguin n. 企鵝

2. tuxedo n.(男用)男式禮服(常與蝴蝶結、領帶搭配)
注意 tuxedo 非燕尾服,tailcoat 才稱作「燕尾服」

3. waddle vi. 搖搖擺擺地走

4. continent n. 大陸

5. aquatic a. 水棲的;水生的
比較 marine a. 海生的
This dry creek used to be a large river teeming with fish and aquatic plants.
這條乾枯的小溪過去曾是一條滿是魚類和水生植物的大河。
*teem with...  充滿著……
teem vi. 充滿
Water currents affect many different species of marine life.
水流會影響很多不同種類的海洋生物。
*current n. 水流

6. indispensable a. 不可或缺的
: be indispensable to...  對……是不可或缺的
Exercise is indispensable to good health.
運動對良好的健康是不可或缺的。

7. habitat n.(動物的)棲息地
The growth of cities is disruptive to animal habitats.
都市擴張會破壞動物的棲息地。
*disruptive a. 破壞的;擾亂的

8. species n. 物種(單複數同形)
Many species of wild animals are endangered.
許多種野生動物都瀕臨絕種了。
*endangered a. 瀕臨絕種的

9. barren a. 荒蕪的,貧瘠的
: fertile a. 肥沃的
Ginny wanted to use the water to irrigate the barren flowerbed.
金妮想用水灌溉那片荒蕪的花壇。
*irrigate vt. 灌溉
The farmer made an analysis of the soil to see if it was fertile.
這名農夫分析土壤,看看它是否肥沃。
*analysis n. 分析(單數形)
analyses n. 分析(複數形)

10. bunch n. 一群(人);一束
: a bunch of...  一群∕一束……
I've got a bunch of friends coming over on Friday, so we should buy more food for a big dinner.
星期五晚上我有一群朋友要來,因此我們得多買些吃的準備一頓豐盛的晚餐。
I sent Mary a bunch of flowers, but she didn't seem very delighted.
我送給瑪麗一束花,但她看起來並沒有很高興。

11. costume n. 服裝;戲服
The theme of our costume party is legendary heroes.
我們這次變裝舞會的主題就是傳奇英雄人物。
*legendary a. 傳奇的,傳說的

12. appropriate a. 適當的,恰當的
: inappropriate a. 不適合的
Wendy is very angry, so I don't think this is an appropriate time to talk to her.
溫蒂很生氣,因此我認為現在跟她說話並不是合適的時機。
The government should regulate the Internet so that children do not see inappropriate materials.
政府應該管制網路,如此小朋友才不會看到不當內容。
*regulate vt. 管制

13. shave vt. 削,刨;刮除毛髮(本文為過去分詞作形容詞用)
Nothing can compare to a bowl of shaved ice on a hot summer's day.
沒有什麼能比在夏天來一碗刨冰更棒的了。
Tony shaved off his beard before he had his picture taken.
東尼在拍照前把鬍子刮乾淨。
*beard n. 鬍子

14. spectacle n. 奇觀
: make a spectacle of oneself  出洋相
Wayne made a spectacle of himself after he got drunk at a dinner party.
韋恩在晚宴上喝醉後出盡洋相。

palooza n. 大派對
tundra n. 凍原;苔原
ecosystem n. 生態系統
Antarctica n. 南極洲
frigid a. 嚴寒的
: the frigid zone  寒帶地區
the temperate zone  溫帶地區
the subtropical zone  亞熱帶地區
the tropical zone  熱帶地區
landmass n. 大陸,地塊
icicle n. 冰錐,冰柱,垂冰
catch of the day  當日的漁獲
suffice vi. 足夠
: sufficiency n. 充足
frosting n.(糕點上的)糖霜

企鵝狂歡節
用你自己的企鵝派對來更了解這些像是穿著男式禮服且不會飛的鳥類吧!
  企鵝搖搖擺擺地走過地球最南端大陸的冰山和凍原。這些水棲鳥類也許無法飛行,但牠們是南極洲和周圍寒冷海域生態系統中不可或缺的一部分。牠們也恰好是國家地理新節目《企鵝狂歡節》裡頭的明星。大多數人到動物園時會想到這種黑白色的鳥,但當你在南極、紐西蘭、南非、智利、阿根廷和澳洲的自然棲息地看到牠們時,你就會開始了解牠們的一切。
  研究人員知道有十八種不同的企鵝,甚至還可能有第十九種物種藏身在貧瘠且冰雪覆蓋著陸地的南極某處。本節目中包括阿德利企鵝、非洲企鵝、南極企鵝、皇帝企鵝、加拉巴哥企鵝和巴布亞企鵝等,這裡僅舉幾例。節目由最大的一群 ―― 皇帝企鵝 ―― 揭開序幕,一直介紹到體型最小、被稱作小藍企鵝的種類。
  為了慶祝你對企鵝的喜愛,何不舉辦一個《企鵝狂歡節》主題派對呢?你和你的朋友可以穿著企鵝裝,用雪花和冰錐來裝飾你的房子。別忘了為這個場合備好適當的點心。企鵝真的只吃魚和海洋生物,所以烹調當天捕撈的漁獲,或是只準備一些瑞典魚糖就足夠了。其他選擇還包括冰淇淋或刨冰(因為它是冷的),或是覆蓋著裝飾糖霜的企鵝形甜點。接著,在靜下來觀看國家地理《企鵝狂歡節》之前,準備好護蛋遊戲來一睹奇觀吧。                                                     

 

 

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