Hello listener friends, Welcome to English World.
We are your hosts Mark, along with Wen-Jie.
Listener friends, do you know where I grew up?
I was born and raised in one of the south suburbs of Chicago.
I went to college in downtown Chicago.
他在市中心讀大學 So, Mark, you know the city very well.
Oh yes. I know a lot about the city.
Chicago is in the state of Illinois.
It is the third largest city in United States.
It is located on Lake Michigan.
People call it: the Windy City.
人們稱它是：大風城The Windy City
Well, should we go to Chicago?
我們一起去芝加哥逛逛如何？ That will be great.
OK, let’s go.
What’s Famous About Chicago 芝城以何聞名？
O’Hare International Airport is one of the world’s busiest airports.
The Sears Tower was once the world’s tallest building.
The Sears Tower 曾經是世界最高的建築物
The Chicago Loop area is famous for the above ground subway system.
And Chicago pizza is well known around the world.
Wen-Jie, you know I love to eat.
I know. 馬可大哥你是很愛吃的
The Chicago hotdog is famous – they have all kinds of toppings.
And Chicago pizza is known for its famous deep dish pizza.
In Chicago, we have some of the best sports teams.
For basketball, we have the Chicago Bulls.
They have won six NBA championships.
You must remember the amazing Michael Jordan and his nicknamd “Air Jordan.”
For baseball, we have the Chicago Cubs & the Chicago White Sox.
White Sox won the World Series championship in 2005
But the Cubs hasn’t won a World Series in over one hundred years.
但是小熊隊超過百年還沒能嬴過. That’s too bad.
And for football, we have the Chicago Bears.
Chicago is known for having some of the best sports fans in the country.
Famous People of Chicago 芝城風雲人物
In basketball: Michael Jordan
在籃球方面 Michael Jordan米高佐敦
In baseball: Sammi Sosa
在棒球方面 Sammi Sosa薩米索薩
In entertainment: Bill Murray
在娛樂方面 Bill Murray比爾莫瑞
In Crimes: Al Capone
在罪案方面 Al Capone卡邦
In Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright
In politics: Barack Obama
Below is today’s Everyday Dialogue.
Two people are on the Chicago loop elevated train.
Let’s listen in to their conversation.
A: Excuse me. Does this red line stop at Chinatown?
B: Yes. Get off when you see the big gateway arch – that’s Chinatown’s landmark.
A: Thanks. This is my first time visiting Chicago. I really like the city.
B: Where have you been so far?
A: Just the Water Tower place.
B: How about the Art Institute? You can’t miss that.
A: That’s on my itinerary for the next couple of days.
B: Well, there’s plenty to see and do in Chicago.
A: Great. Tonight I’m going to hear a concert. But for now, I am dying for some Chinese food.
Excuse me. Does this red line stop at Chinatown?
Yes. Get off when you see the big gateway arch – that’s Chinatown’s landmark.
Thanks. This is my first time visiting Chicago. I really like the city.
Where have you been so far?
Just the Water Tower place.
How about the Art Institute? You can’t miss that.
That’s on my itinerary for the next couple of days.
Well, there’s plenty to see and do in Chicago.
Great. Tonight I’m going to hear a concert. But for now, I am dying for some Chinese food.
Wen-Jie, Chicago is a city of many cultures.
Chinatown is one of the scenic spots of Chicago.
The Chicago Chinatown gateway arch is a famous landmark.
而芝加哥唐人街的的牌坊，是個著名的地標 I see.
Let’s review the dialogue once again.
Talking about Chicago, we must look back at history.
In1871, the Great Chicago Fire destroyed almost the whole city.
The rebuilding of Chicago brought many famous architects to the city.
Now you can see many modern or post modern buildings.
And on top of that, the Chicago River flows through the downtown area.
It is a beautiful city.
Verse of the Week每週金句
There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
the holy place where the Most High dwells.
God is within her, she will not fall;
God will help her at break of day.
Psalm 46:4, 5 詩篇
This psalm talks about the city of God.
There’s a river running through it.
Even though there are all kinds of troubles,
This stream of water brings peaceful satisfaction.
And because God is in the city, it stays strong.
This describes the situation of a believer.
There’s inner peace and strength in life.
Because God lives in him.
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That was a good visit to Chicago, don’t you think?
Yeah, I enjoyed it. But you what? (What?) I used to live in Chicago for five years.
So, you mean you know Chicago much more than I do.
Yes. But I certainly appreciate what you’ve shared with me and the listeners.
OK, I will share with you another famous city in the future.
Which one? New York?...
You will see.
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