Book 6 (51-60)

第51集 泡茶 (Making Tea)

1. We are sitting here with the principal of Xizhou Junior High School.


2. We’re getting ready to make tea. 


3. The tea making process is very important thing to know because almost everybody in Taiwan drinks tea or know somebody that drink tea.


4. The first we need to do is to make some hot water.


5. The next step is to rinse the tea equipment and tea leaves. 


6. Rinsing the tea leaves is important in case that there’s any residual dirt left on the leaves. 


7. Then he pours water into the teapot. 


8. After letting the tea sit for a couple of minutes, the principal would then filter the tea into the tea serving pot. 


9. This takes out any of the remaining tea like bits and pieces of leaves.


10. Then he goes for the pour. He pours tea in every person’s cup at the table. 


11. The tea serving pot makes this very convenient as opposed to using the teapot itself. 


12. And then, the process is done again. 


13. Hot water into the tea leaves. Tea will brew for a couple of minutes. And then, he filters it in the tea serving pot. 


14. In drinking tea, it is very common for people to smell the aroma of the tea. It smells very fragrant. 


15. After that, people would usually take a small sip. They don’t drink tea very fast because it’s hot. 


16. Very good. The aroma actually comes out of my nose while I drink this. It’s good tea.


第52集 國旗 (National Flag)

1. I am standing next to the national flag of the Republic of China, also known as Taiwan.


2. We can also see a picture of Dr. Sun Yat-sen. 


3. Dr. Sun Yat-sen is the founding father of the Republic of China. 


4. Twice a week, students gather in this area for a flag-raising ceremony and also to sing the       national anthem. 


第53集 遮蔭樹 (Shade Tree)

1. I’m standing at a school.


2. And as you can see, I am standing under their shade trees.


3. Shade trees are usually put into the design of schools when they are being constructed.


4. They do this for students to come out and enjoy the breeze and the shade.


5. This is a very nice thing to do, being summer and most of the year in Taiwan is very hot.


6. But there is one downside.


7. Birds also love these trees.


8. You might want to be careful and not get bird droppings on your head.


第54集 樓梯井 (Stairwell)

1. I’m standing in a stairwell on the actual staircase.


2. Most staircases have handrails on them for students or old people to hold onto to steady themselves.

   大多數的樓梯都有扶手,讓學生或較年長的人可以握住,讓他們可以平穩 的走。

3. In schools, It is very common as a rule that students are not supposed to run up and down stairs, being the stairs are very unforgiving because they are hard.


4. In Taiwan, it is very common to see bilingual sings on staircases.


5. This is done because it is a very effective way for students to learn English.


6. While they’re walking up the stairs or down the stairs, they often see these phrases in Chinese and in English.


第55集 CD盒 (CD Case)

1. This is a CD case or CD binder.


2. If look inside, there are rings.


3. These rings will bind a CD cover or sleeve into the binder for safekeeping.


4. A CD sleeve or case is meant to protect CD’s from being scratched.


5. So once you slip a CD into its case, it’s secure and don’t move and can not be scratched from the outside.


第56集 月餅 (Mooncake)

1. Moon Festival is soon arriving in Taiwan.


2. Moon Festival is one of the most important holidays in Taiwan.


3. Moon Festival arrives on the 15th of the 8th month of Chinese lunar  calendar.


4. During Moon Festival, people often give and eat mooncakes.


5. Mooncakes are usually round.


6. The shape signifies the roundness of the moon and also coming home  in family, the togetherness, coming full circle back home. 


7. We have a variety of flavors.


8. Here we have pineapple cakes.


9. Here we have green bean cakes.


10. Here, taro cakes.


11. Here we have vegetarian mooncakes and these right here, my  personal favorites have yolk inside.


12. Mooncake flavors can be varying from salty all the way to sweet.


第57集 保溫瓶 (Thermos)

1. This is a thermos.


2. Thermoses are very convenient for keeping liquids, hot or cool.


3. Thermoses are also very convenient for people on the move.


4. To take a drink, simply twist the top off.


5. As you see, this one has hot liquid inside of it.


6. Take your drink, and then, simply twist the top back on and be on the move.


第58集 羽毛球 (Badminton)

1. This is a badminton-carrying case. 


2. As we can see, this one is portable that has a strap to put on your shoulder. 


3. Inside the case, we have a tube of shuttlecocks, also known as birds or birdies. 


4. Also, we have a badminton racket. 


5. Here’s the racket. 


6. This is the handle of which you hold. 


7. And these are the strings which the birdie hits. 


8. Badminton is a very common game in Taiwan played by adults and children alike. 


9. To play, simply take out your racket and birdie. 


10. One person will serve it by hitting it to the other, and then, you hit it back and forth. 


11. And that is the game of badminton. 


第59集 計算機 (Calculator)

1. This is a solar calculator.


2. As we can see here, these are the solar panels.


3. The solar panels give the calculator electricity to run on.


4. If you want to make calculation with some numbers, simply press the numbers you want and the function.


5. To get the calculator back to zero, press C.


6. C stands for clear.


第60集 瓶裝水 (Bottled Water)

1、Here we have water.  In one hand we have a bottle of regular water.      Its use, self-explanatory. 


2、On the other side here, we have a fitness water.  Fitness water is different, because companies add substances to this to help you replenish your electrolytes after exercise.  


3、You need this because if you exercise a lot and sweat a great deal.  Your body naturally loses electrolytes, so drinking a fitness water can help you replenish those.


4、After use, don’t forget to recycle.