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聖誕市集因疫情取消,創意替代方案紛出爐Christmas markets cancelled, creative alternatives provided

2021.01.17(日)
文/ T小編

COVID-19 is threatening to steal Christmas. Lots of cities in the UK are cancelling their Christmas markets. Even Lincoln Christmas market, the oldest in the UK, has been cancelled for the first time since 1982.

However, this has also led to creative alternatives. Some restaurants are offering Christmas-in-a-box deliveries for virtual office parties. Some Christmas markets are going digital. In addition, a company is touring the world’s first drive-in Christmas pantomime, enabling people to join the British traditional activity from their cars in a socially distanced setting.

友善讓你懂|解說:

COVID-19 愈來愈令人備感威脅,幾乎要把聖誕節「偷走」了!英國許多城市都取消聖誕市集活動,就連當地歷史最悠久的林肯聖誕市集,也是自 1982 年舉辦以來首度取消。

不過,這也產生了其他的創意替代方案。有些餐廳開始幫線上辦公室聚會提供聖誕大餐外送服務,有些聖誕市集則改走數位化。還有公司更提供世界上第一個汽車聖誕巡迴演出,讓大家可以在保持社會安全距離情況下,舒服地坐在車子裡欣賞英國在聖誕期間會演出的傳統啞劇。

輕鬆帶著走|學習:

pantomime 為「啞劇」,是英國在聖誕期間會演出的傳統戲劇,通常也會以簡寫 panto 表示。

例句:

The story of pantomime is a tale of dragons and heros.
這部啞劇講的是關於龍與英雄的故事。

本篇其他相關單字,介紹如下:

  • alternative (n.) 替代方案、其他選擇
  • delivery (n.) 通常指「送貨」,本文中指「外送服務」
  • tour (v.) 巡迴演出
  • drive-in (adj.) 指那些不需要下車就能完成的服務,例如:餐館、電影院等等,如果是餐館就像是得來速,如果是電影院就類似汽車露天電影院,本文則指「汽車啞劇」

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