Xiaojie: The scenery here is really beautiful.It's like xana...en...
Renhao's cousin: It's like Xanadu.
Xiaojie: Right.I just learned that in class.Hey, aunt, I see there are many senior citizens doing exercises in the park.
Renhao's cousin: Old people are more serious about exercising than the young, aren't they? What's more, the air here is fresh and the scenery is beautiful.
Xiaojie: My father told me that the Fragrant Hills are most beautiful in autumn.
Renhao’s cousin: Actually the Fragrant Hills are beautiful all year round. Even more so in winter with the snow. Besides, "Snow on the western hills on a sunny day" is a famous scene.
Xiaojie: Really, I can't wait. You absolutely must bring me here then.
Renhao’s cousin: No problem, you'll really in for a sight.
Xiaojie: Terrific, Aunt. How about we climb up to the top together today?
Renhao’s cousin:Ok, let's climb together. This is really a rare golden opportunity to do some exercise.
Xiaojie: Aunt, hurry. You're too slow. I'll see you at the top.
Renhao’s cousin:What's wrong with you, Xiaojie?
Xiaojie: I've sprained my ankle.
Renhao’s cousin:Let me check. Try to move it a bit.
Xiaojie: Ouch, no, no. It hurts.
Renhao’s cousin:Can you try to stand up slowly?
Xiaojie: I can't even touch the ground with this foot.
Renhao’s cousin:You sit here and I'll call the emergency centre.
Renhao’s cousin:The doctor will be here soon. Look at my foot. It's swollen. I'm sure it will get more serious in the evening.
Xiaojie: Aunt, it's hurting even more.
Renhao’s cousin:Xiaojie, here comes the doctor.
Doctor: Hello. What's wrong? Is it serious?
Renhao’s cousin:Doctor, she's sprained her ankle. Please examine her.
Doctor:Don't worry. Let me check.
Doctor:So far, it doesn't look too serious. I'll give it some treatment.
Renhao’s cousin:Can you take us back home? She can't walk.
Doctor:You should go to the hospital first. Go and have it examined at the hospital even if it isn't serious.
Xiaojie: Aunt, do I have to go to the hospital? I want to try walking down the hill by myself.
Doctor:In your condition, you can't walk and should avoid standing for too long.You should take the doctor's advice and be cooperative.
Doctor:The ambulance is down the hill. I'll send staff for a stretcher.
Renhao’s cousin:Wonderful, thank you very much.
Renhao’s cousin:Be careful when climbing a hill in the future.
1）热衷 to be devoted to something
He's really devoted to skating.
He's always loved collecting stamps from different countries.
2）难得 a rare occurrence
This is a rare opportunity to come to China and work.
It's a rare opportunity for you to come to Beijing. Why don't you stay an extra few days?
You surely have never been here before.
This must be the most beautiful city in China.
Western Hills of Beijing
The Western Hills of Beijing are a popular recreation destination. Because of the relative coolness in summer, this area has always been used as a retreat by high officials and nobility. The most popular area of the hills is 香山, the Fragrant Hills, located just west of the Summer Palace. This area is most famous for the dramatic red colours of Fall, but as was explained in the dialogue, there is something to see all year round. A cable car will take you to the top of the hill if you’re not interested in the exercise.
While near the Fragrant Hills, you might want to visit 碧云寺 the Azure Clouds temple, with it’s striking dagoba and stupas it has a rather Indian feel to it. This is also the place wher Sun Yat-sen, the founder of the Republic of China in 1911 was briefly interred after he died and before his eventual resting place, the Zhong Shan Mausoleum near Nanjing, was completed.
One important detail to note is that at many tourist destinations, accident insurance is often included with the ticket. In the case of Xuemei’s accident today, she should be covered by this insurance. Of course, it’s always best to have your own comprehensive insurance coverage.
Substitution and Extension
Even though there's no traffic jam, you should leave an hour in advance.