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环球旅行者

2007-10-22 10:51BBC英语教学频道

  Take Away English 随身英语

Jason Lewis, Circumnavigator
贾森· 路易斯,环球旅行者

Jason Lewis pedals his boat up the river Thames
  After 13 years and 46,000 miles (75,00km) a British adventurer has completed a round-the-world journey using human power alone.

  Jason Lewis, 40, crossed five continents, two oceans and a sea to become the first person to circumnavigate the globe under his own steam.

  He finally returned to the UK on Saturday, crossing the Greenwich Meridian Line, in his custom-designed, 26ft (8m), pedal-powered boat, 'Moksha'. It was the same point where his journey began on 12 July 1994 when he was just 26 years old.

  Jason used a variety of modes of transport during his epic journey, including cycling, swimming, kayaking, and in-line skating. His route took him west from Britain to the USA and then on to Australia, Asia, and Africa before returning to Europe from the east.

  The journey was not without dangers: in Colorado Jason was run over by a drunk driver while in-line skating at the side of the road. He spent six weeks in hospital and nearly had a limb amputated.

  As well as surviving the car accident, Jason was robbed and beaten several times on his journey, chased by a giant crocodile in Australia, and arrested by the Egyptian military as a suspected spy. But on the way he has raised money for children's charities around the world as well as developing an education programme for schoolchildren based on his travels.

  What now for the world traveller?

  Jason is happy to be back and may hang up his boots for a while.

  "I've seen enough deserts. I've missed green rolling hills and cosy pubs, sitting by the fire drinking a pint of warm beer," said Jason.

  "I do miss British humour. It's nice to be with people who take the mickey out of each other."

  GLOSSARY 词汇表

  human power 人力
  circumnavigate 环绕航行
  under his own steam 全凭自身的力量
  Greenwich Meridian Line 格林尼治子午线
  custom-designed 特别订制的
  pedal-powered boat 脚踏船
  epic journey 史无前例的旅程
  kayaking 划皮艇
  in-line skating 轮滑
  run over 撞倒
  drunk driver 酒醉的司机
  limb amputated 截肢
  arrested 逮捕
  suspected spy 可疑的间谍
  children's charities 儿童慈善组织
  hang up his boots (字面意思是把靴子挂起来)退休
  green rolling hills 绿绿起伏的山峦
  cosy pubs 舒适的酒吧
  warm beer 常温的啤酒
  take the mickey 取笑

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