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[高一]Pop in the summer
DO you celebrate the summer solstice (夏至) – the longest day of the year? It means that summer has arrived and is celebrated by different cultures all over the world. For the last 40 years a special celebration has taken place on a farm in the south west of England.
Each June thousands of people travel to a field six miles from the small town of Glastonbury. For one weekend the local population grows from about 10,000 to over 185,000 with many people travelling from abroad. These visitors are taking part in the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary (当代的)
Performing Arts, one of the biggest open-air festivals in the world.
If you go, you will find thousands of things to do. For many, the main focus of the festival is music. The main stage features rock and pop acts but there are over 15 other stages where you can listen to all musical genres (类型) such as jazz, hip-hop, folk and Latin music. It is possible to dance in a club tent all day or to relax in a music lounge (大厅).
However, this is not just a music festival. There are many different stages, tents and areas dedicated to other kinds of performing arts. There is a comedy stage, a cinema tent and a poetry area. You can watch a Shakespeare play or have your face painted. You can take part in art activities or learn how to juggle (变魔术). Children under 12 years old can get in for free and there are lots of activities for them too.
It sounds perfect but it’s not a luxury (舒服的) weekend. It is difficult to travel to and from the site on the country roads and you can sometimes get stuck in traffic jams for hours. In bad weather the field can turn into a mud (泥沼) bath and in hot weather there is little shade. Even though it can be difficult sometimes, it is an experience of a lifetime so book your ticket now!
By Suzanne Mordue
Are the sentences true (T) or false (F)?
1. The Glastonbury festival takes place in June. ____
2. 185,000 people live in Glastonbury. ____
3. The festiavl is about more than just music. ____
4. Childern under 12 can’t go to the festival.____
5. It can be difficult to get to the festival.____
Answers:1. T 2. F 3. T 4. F 5. T
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