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英语四级听力强化训练8

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Passage 9 Building Bridges
When you hear the phrase cultural , what comes to mind? Maybe you remember going to see folk dances with people wearing costumes. Perhaps you were exposed to the music and arts of this culture.
Most likely, however, what comes to mind will be the food. It might begin with the of your mother’s cooking, or visiting grandma’s house and a special treat as a reward for good behavior. As you close your eyes, can you picture your favorite dish? Is it a salad with a special dressing, or a dessert? Can you smell the aroma wafting through the house? Maybe you’re far away from home and eating your favorite soul food makes you feel closer to those you’re separated from.
Many of us have missed spending a holiday or two with our loved ones, only to find ourselves calling to ask what they had for dinner. It doesn’t matter if it’s the same thing that is served year after year. There’s nothing like food to help us identify with our roots. These recipes, family favorites, handed down from each generation to the next might undergo subtle changes, but there still remains a of unity.
It is this unity which constructs the bridge between families and generations. Food can be described as the building blocks of this cultural bridge. Good food knows no boundaries. It becomes the great equalizer between young and old.
Here, in the kitchen the old master works hand in hand with younger family members and friends, passing on traditional skills used in the culinary arts.
However, more is taking place than a mere transfer of information about and mixing instructions. Magic moments are created between child and elder. It becomes an opportunity for a parent to teach family values while passing the sugar and beating the eggs. can be exchanged along with the natural flow of conversation.