Wonderful Morgan’s Wonderland 沒有分別的快樂 ── 摩根仙境

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Wonderful Morgan’s Wonderland  沒有分別的快樂 ── 摩根仙境

by William Ryan

Thanks to one man’s vision, children with special needs are having more fun than ever before.
多虧一名男子的願景,有特殊需求的孩子比起從前擁有更多樂趣。

  

    Theme parks and amusement parks have been making children happy for many decades. While such places are often required by law to provide wheelchair ramps and restroom facilities for disabled people, millions of children with special needs could never enjoy the fun and laughter of __1__ around in a water park or the thrill of a fast roller coaster ride. Finally, there is a theme park that‘s fully accessible to children with special needs. Not only is it designed to __2__ them, but they are also admitted free of charge. Morgan’s Wonderland, along with how it came to be, is a __3__ story of inclusivity and hard work.
  __4__ on an area of 25 acres near San Antonio, Texas, Morgan’s Wonderland is the first fully wheelchair accessible theme park. It is named for the daughter of its __5__, Gordon Hartman. Hartman’s daughter, Morgan, had __6__. Other children didn’t know how to __7__ her condition and often refused to play with her. Heartbroken and unable to find a theme park __8__ she could have some fun with kids like her, Hartman built it himself.
  Morgan’s Wonderland is not just for kids with special needs. In fact, most of its child visitors are not handicapped or disabled. Hartman wanted to create a place where children from all backgrounds could play together as __9__. There is a Ferris wheel, a few playgrounds, a carousel, miniature trains, and a __10__ added water park called Morgan’s Inspiration Island. All of these attractions are fully accessible to the handicapped. The Morgan’s Wonderland website shows many uplifting photos of children, with and without disabilities, happily enjoying the theme park and having fun together.
(A) heartwarming (B) Inhabiting (C) creator (D) accommodate
(E) deal with (F) splashing (G) where (H) frankly
(I) equals (J) autism (K) recently (L) Situated

 

amusement park  遊樂園
amusement n. 娛樂,消遣
roller coaster  雲霄飛車
inclusivity n. 包容;包含
: inclusive a. 包含的
acre n. 英畝
Ferris wheel  摩天輪
carousel n. 旋轉木馬
: merry-go-round n.

1. be accessible to sb  對某人而言容易使用∕取得的
accessible a. 易取得的;易使用的
Confidential military documents are not accessible to the public.
一般大眾無法取得軍事機密文件。
*confidential a. 機密的

2. be designed to V  被設計來……
: be designed for…  為……而設計
That knife is designed to carve wood.
那把刀是設計來雕刻木頭的。
This new aircraft is specially designed for space travel.
這架新的飛行器是專為太空旅行而設計的。
*aircraft n. 飛行器,飛機(單複數同形)

3. free of charge  免費的
Be alert to strangers offering you anything free of charge.
當陌生人免費提供給你任何東西時務必要小心。

1. vision n. 願景;想像;視力
: envision vt. 想像,展望
The congressman outlined his vision for the next 10 years.
這個國會議員概述了他對未來十年的願景。
*congressman n.(美國)國會議員
Tammy envisions her company expanding by the end of this year.
泰咪展望她的公司在年底時能擴大經營。

2. ramp n. 斜坡,坡道
This ramp enables people in wheelchairs to enter the store.
這個斜坡讓坐輪椅的人得以進入商店。

3. facility n. 設施,設備(常用複數)
The facilities at the laboratory are very advanced.
那間實驗室的設備很先進。

4. disabled a. 殘疾的,身障的
: the disabled  身心障礙者
disability n.(身心方面的)障礙
Wheelchairs that run on electricity were invented to help the disabled get around.
電動輪椅的發明是為了幫助身障者到處行動。
*get around  四處走動

5. thrill n. 刺激,興奮 & vt. 使興奮
Some people go hunting for the thrill of the chase.
有些人去打獵是為了追捕獵物的快感。
It thrills Mrs. Simpson that her son was elected as a class leader.
辛普森太太對兒子當選班長一事感到興奮。

6. admit vt. 准許進入;承認
: be admitted to…  被准許加入……
Steven was admitted to the exclusive club after he passed the background check.
史帝芬通過背景調查後,獲准加入這家高級俱樂部。
*exclusive a. 高級的;獨一無二的

7. heartbroken a. 心碎的
: broken-hearted a.
My sister is heartbroken because she just split up with her boyfriend.
我的妹妹心碎了,因為她剛和男友分手。

8. handicapped a. 身心障礙的,殘疾的
Though Edward is physically handicapped, he has never used this as an excuse to escape any challenge.
雖然艾德華的身體有殘缺,但他從未以此為藉口來逃避任何挑戰。

9. miniature a. 迷你的,微型的
Sally bought a miniature chair for her daughter’s doll house.
莎莉幫女兒的玩具屋買了一張小椅子。

10. inspiration n. 靈感;啟發
: inspire vt. 激發,激勵
inspire sb to V  激勵∕鼓舞某人(做)……
As a writer, Tom gathers inspiration from everyday life.
身為作家,湯姆從日常生活中收集靈感。
Paula inspired me to pursue my dream of opening my own coffee shop.
寶拉激勵我追尋自己開一家咖啡店的夢想。

11. uplifting a. 令人振奮的
Listening to uplifting and motivational music is said to be good for our mental health.
聆聽令人振奮和激勵人心的音樂據說對心靈健康有幫助。
*motivational a. 激勵人心的

 

1. … millions of children with special needs could never enjoy the fun and laughter of splashing around in a water park or the thrill of a fast roller coaster ride.
……數百萬名有特殊需求的孩童無法在水上樂園裡享受戲水的歡笑,或是乘坐飛快雲霄飛車的刺激。

理由:
a. 本題測試以下固定用法:
splash around  戲水
splash vi. 濺起水花
The kids were splashing around in the shallow end of the swimming pool.
孩子們在游泳池的淺水端戲水。
*shallow a. 淺的
b. 根據上述用法,(F) 項應為正選。

2. Not only is it designed to accommodate them, but they are also admitted free of charge.
該園區不僅為了提供他們方便而設計,而且不向他們收取入場費。

理由:
a. 空格前有引導不定詞片語的 to,空格後有受格 them,得知空格應置原形及物動詞或片語動詞。
b. 選項中符合上述的有 (D) accommodate(為……提供方便)及 (E) deal with(處理……),惟根據語意,(D) 項應為正選。
c. accommodate vt. 為……提供方便;迎合;容納
The theater can accommodate up to 600 people.
這家戲院可容納多達六百人。
*up to + 數字  多達∕高達……(數目)

3. Morgan’s Wonderland, along with how it came to be, is a heartwarming story of inclusivity and hard work.
摩根仙境以及它落成的緣由是一則包容和努力的感人故事。

理由:
a. 空格前有不定冠詞 a,空格後有名詞 story(故事),得知空格應置形容詞以修飾 story。
b. 選項中為形容詞的有 (A) heartwarming(溫馨感人的)及 (L) Situated(位於……的),惟根據語意及空格在句中的位置,(A) 項應為正選。
c. heartwarming a. 溫馨感人的
This movie is a heartwarming tale about a girl and her faithful dog.
這部電影敘述一位女孩與一隻忠犬的溫馨感人故事。

4. Situated on an area of 25 acres near San Antonio, Texas, Morgan’s Wonderland is the first fully wheelchair accessible theme park.
摩根仙境位在德克薩斯州聖安東尼奧市附近一塊二十五英畝的土地上,是首座輪椅無障礙主題公園。

理由:
a. 本題測試以下固定用法:
be situated on / in / at…  位於……
Keelung is situated on the northern tip of Taiwan.
基隆位於臺灣北端。
b. 根據上述用法,(L) 項應為正選。

5. It is named for the daughter of its creator, Gordon Hartman.
它以創始人戈登.哈特曼女兒的名字來命名。

理由:
a. 空格前有所有格 its,空格後有同位語 Gordon Hartman(戈登.哈特曼),得知空格應置名詞。
b. 選項中為名詞的有 (C) creator(創始人)、(I) equals(同等的人或物)及 (J) autism(自閉症),惟根據語意,(C) 項應為正選。
c. creator n. 創作者;創造者
Walt Disney is the creator of Mickey Mouse.
華特.迪士尼是米老鼠的創造者。

6. Hartman’s daughter, Morgan, had autism.
哈特曼的女兒摩根患有自閉症。

理由:
a. 空格前有及物動詞 had(有),得知空格應置名詞以作 had 的受詞。
b. 選項中為名詞的尚有 (I) equals(同等的人或物)及 (J) autism(自閉症),惟根據語意,(J) 項應為正選。
c. autism n. 自閉症
People with autism find it hard to interact socially with others.
患有自閉症的人很難與他人社交互動。

7. Other children didn’t know how to deal with her condition and often refused to play with her.
其他孩子不知道該如何應對她的症狀,所以常拒絕跟摩根一起玩。

理由:
a. 空格前有引導不定詞片語的 to,空格後有名詞詞組 her condition(她的症狀),得知空格應置原形及物動詞或片語動詞。
b. 選項中符合上述的僅剩 (E) deal with(處理……),置入後亦符合語意,故為正選。
c. deal with…  應付∕處理……
: handle vt.
Harry asked for a week’s leave to deal with his divorce.
哈利請了一星期假去處理離婚事宜。

8. Heartbroken and unable to find a theme park where she could have some fun with kids like her, Hartman built it himself.
心碎的哈特曼由於無法找到一座能讓摩根與像她一樣的孩子一起玩樂的主題公園,他便自己打造了一座。

理由:
a. 空格前有表地方的名詞詞組 a theme park(一座主題公園),空格後有一完整子句,得知空格應置能修飾地方的關係副詞 where 來引導形容詞子句修飾 a theme park。
In the college where John studies, all freshmen are required to live in the dorms.
在約翰唸的那所大學,所有的大一學生都被規定要住校。
*dorm n. 宿舍(為 dormitory 的縮寫)
b. 根據上述,(G) 項應為正選。

9. Hartman wanted to create a place where children from all backgrounds could play together as equals.
哈特曼想創造一個來自所有背景的孩子都能平等遊玩的地方。

理由:
a. 空格前有介詞 as,得知空格應置名詞。
b. 選項中為名詞的僅剩 (I) equals(同等的人或物),置入後亦符合語意,故為正選。
c. equal n. 同等的人或物 & a. 相等的;能勝任的
: be equal to sth  與某物相等;(人)勝任某事
When it comes to singing, Victor has no equal.
說到唱歌,維克多沒有勢均力敵的對手。
A kilogram is equal to 1,000 grams.
一公斤等於一千公克。
Tim is equal to the task because he has a lot of experience in this area.
提姆能勝任那個任務,因為他在這方面很有經驗。

10. There is a Ferris wheel, a few playgrounds, a carousel, miniature trains, and a recently added water park called Morgan’s Inspiration Island.
那裡有一座摩天輪、幾座遊樂場、一座旋轉木馬、小火車和一座最近新增、稱作摩根靈感島的水上樂園。

理由:
a. 空格前有不定冠詞 a,空格後有形容詞 added(添加的)及名詞詞組 water park(水上樂園),得知空格應置副詞以修飾 added。
b. 選項中為副詞的有 (H) frankly(坦白地)及 (K) recently(最近),惟根據語意,(K) 項應為正選。
c. recently adv. 最近,近來
: recent a. 最近的
You shouldn’t be so hard on Annie, because she has been stressed out recently.
你不該對安妮這麼嚴厲,因為她最近壓力很大。
*be stressed out  壓力過大的
Mrs. Krause is somewhat puzzled by her daughter’s recent behavior.
克羅斯太太對她女兒近來的行為感到有些不解。

 

沒有分別的快樂 ── 摩根仙境
多虧一名男子的願景,有特殊需求的孩子比起從前擁有更多樂趣。
  

  數十年來,主題公園和遊樂園一直讓孩子們感到開心。儘管法令通常要求這類地方為殘疾人士提供輪椅坡道和洗手間設備,但仍有數百萬名有特殊需求的孩童無法在水上樂園裡享受戲水的歡笑,或是乘坐飛快雲霄飛車的刺激。終於,有一個能讓特殊需求孩童暢行無礙的主題公園誕生了。該園區不僅為了提供他們方便而設計,而且不向他們收取入場費。摩根仙境以及它落成的緣由是一則包容和努力的感人故事。
  摩根仙境位在德克薩斯州聖安東尼奧市附近一塊二十五英畝的土地上,是首座輪椅無障礙主題公園。它以創始人戈登.哈特曼女兒的名字來命名。哈特曼的女兒摩根患有自閉症。其他孩子不知道該如何應對她的症狀,所以常拒絕跟摩根一起玩。心碎的哈特曼由於無法找到一座能讓摩根與像她一樣的孩子一起玩樂的主題公園,他便自己打造了一座。
  摩根仙境不只為有特殊需求的孩子服務。事實上,大多數造訪的兒童並非身心障礙人士。哈特曼想創造一個來自所有背景的孩子都能平等遊玩的地方。那裡有一座摩天輪、幾座遊樂場、一座旋轉木馬、小火車和一座最近新增、稱作摩根靈感島的水上樂園。這些所有景點身心障礙人士都能夠使用。摩根仙境的網站展示許多振奮人心的照片,在照片中,無論是否有殘疾,孩子們都開心地享受這座主題公園並一同玩樂。
答案:1. F 2. D 3. A 4. L 5. C 6. J 7. E 8. G 9. I 10. K

 
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