People love to show off their animals. In the United States, dog owners compete in dog shows. In countries like Saudi Arabia and Oman, people showcase their camels. Camel beauty contests are held as a way to celebrate the camel’s importance in Arab culture. In recent years, these contests have become more and more popular because those who participate in them have the chance to win millions of US dollars.

人們喜歡炫耀自己的動物。在美國,狗主人在狗狗選秀比賽競爭。在像沙烏地阿拉伯和阿曼等國,人們展示自己的駱駝。舉辦駱駝選美比賽是為了慶祝駱駝在阿拉伯文化中的重要性。近幾年,這些比賽變得愈來愈受歡迎,因為那些參賽者有機會贏得數百萬美元。

 

生活必備字詞:

show off...  炫耀……

compete vi. 比賽,競爭

participate in...  參加……

= take part in...


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本文節錄自《常春藤生活英語》雜誌,完整內容請見十二月號。

 

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