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Around the islands

If you can’t get to the Cayman Islands for Pirates Week, don’t worry! The Cayman Islands are famous for a lot of other cool things, too.

Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman is the Cayman Islands’ most famous beach. Besides restaurants and shops, the beach offers opportunities to enjoy water sports, relax in the sun or have a picnic. And the whole beach is public, so you can walk all seven miles of it!

water sport:水上運動

Get up close and personal with marine life at Stingray City. A boat will take you out to a sandbar, where hundreds of stingrays swim around you. They’re friendly, so you can pet them.

marine:海的、海生的、水兵、海軍陸戰隊士兵
mar-:海
stingray:魟魚
sandbar:沙洲
bar:棒狀物、條狀物

One of the Cayman Islands’ newer attractions is Kittiwake, a sunken rescue ship. It was in service from 1945 to 1994, and in 2011 was safely sunk off the shores of Grand Cayman. Now various forms of marine life are making the wreck their home. You can snorkel or dive around this historical ship.

No matter when you visit the Cayman Islands, you’re sure to have an unforgettable experience!

sunken:沉沒的、沒入水中的
rescue:搜救、救援、營救
in service:服勤中的、現職的
sunk:凹陷的、下陷的
shore:岸、濱
wreck:殘骸
snorkel:使用呼吸管潛泳
dive:潛水
historical:有關歷史的、史學的
unforgettable:難忘的


文法:
get up close and personal
… = much closely and know more(對…近距離親身去了解…)

特別補充:
water game
:水上遊戲
subway cares:地鐵車廂
vending machines:自動販賣機
aircraft carrier:航空母艦
artificial reefs:人工魚礁
ecosystem:生態環境
sink:下沉、落、沒

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