【New words and expressions】 生词和短语
convent nun: 修女
Listen to the tape then answer the question below.
What are the St. Bernard dogs used for?
The Great St. Bernard Pass connects
Switzerland to Italy. At 2,473 metres, it is the highest mountain
pass in Europe. The famous monastery of St. Bernard, witch was
founded in eleventh century, lies about a mile away. For hundreds of
years, St. Bernard dogs have saved the lives of travellers crossing
the dangerous Pass. These friendly dogs, which were first brought
from Asia, were used as watchdogs even in Roman times. Now that a
tunnel ahs been built through the mountains, the Pass is less
dangerous, but each year, the dogs are still sent out into the snow
whenever a traveller is in difficulty. Despite the new tunnel, there
are still a few people who rashly attempt to cross the Pass on foot.
During the summer months, the monastery is very
busy, for it is visited by thousands of people who cross the Pass in
cars. As there are so many people about, the dogs have to be kept in
a special enclosure. In winter, however, life at the monastery is
quite different. The temperature drops to -- 30 o and very few
people attempt to cross the Pass. The monks prefer winter to summer
of they have more privacy. The dogs have greater freedom, too, for
they are allowed to wander outside their enclosure. The only regular
visitors to the monastery in winter are parties of skiers who go
there at Christmas and Easter. These young people, who love the
peace of mountains, always receive a warm welcome at St. Bernard's
connects/join Switzerland to Italy link Switzerland with
I can't connect the picture with my friend Mary
Are you connected with the government?
be connected with: 与...有联系
At 2,473 metres:
In red,she looks much more beautiful.