每周英语时光 | A bite of the Silk Road “好吃的”丝绸之路25

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原标题:每周英语时光 | A bite of the Silk Road “好吃的”丝绸之路

The weather is getting hot. Want to have somecucumber with mAshed gARlic (蒜泥黄瓜)? When you enjoythis tasty summer dish, don’t forget to say “thanks” to ONE person — Zhang Qian(张骞).

Zhang Qian lived during the Han Dynasty (汉代).He was an early traveler on the Silk Road and brought Many new foods and otherthings to China.

What is the “Silk Road”?

The Silk Road was a long road. It conNECted (连接)China and Central Asia (中亚), and even Eastern Europe (东欧).

Where is this dish from?

Cucumbers came from South Asia (南亚).In early times, Chinese people called it “hugua (胡瓜)”.“Hu” means “foreign”. Later, its name changed to “huanggua (黄瓜)”.In some plaCES, people also call it “qinggua (青瓜)”.

What about garlic? Its home was in Central Asia. Zhang Qian brought it to China about 2,000 years ago. Garlic can make many dishes taste better. It kills germs(杀菌) and is good for our health.

“Sweet” road

The Silk Road brought many kinds of tasty fruits to China. Do you like grapes? They came from Central Asia, too. Chinese people used them to make wine. During the Tang Dynasty (唐代), people also used grapes in art. Look at this mirror with an image of grapevines (葡萄藤花纹)!

Did you know?

Do you ever see the words “hu (胡)”, “yang (洋)”, “fan (番)” or “xi (西)” in the names of some foods? These names usually mean that these foods do not come from China. For example, “huluobo (胡萝卜)” and “yangcong (洋葱)”. Can you find more?

Have a go

Zhang Qian lived during ____.

A. the Qin Dynasty B. the Han Dynasty C. the Tang Dynasty

4月25日期答案公布

1、in streams ; 2、F

Word Bank 词 汇

tasty /ˈteɪsti/形容美味的

brought /brɔːt/ 带 来

(bring的过去式)

foreign /ˈfɔːrən/形容外国的

wine /waɪn/ 葡萄酒

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