Having carefully planned my itinerary, I found myself in Shangri-La, a jewel on the map of the world. The most delicious crops are grown all the year round, as water is abundant and farmers are able to irrigate all the crops they wish to grow.Housewives use earthenware jars to carry water from canals to their homes, as they have one since time immemorial. Most of the fruit that is not eaten when it is ripe is made into delicious jelly
A truly beautiful place! And yet, after a few days’ stay, I found some things that were irritating.
One of the major problems concerned the many itinerant men from places like Afghanistan, many of them jewellers, selling fake jewelry at inflated prices. This caused a degree of jealousy among the local population, many of whom were clearly becoming quite irritable.
They would jeer whenever they saw one of those alien visitors in their clapped-out cars that would jerk to a halt in the market place and issue copious amounts of soot and smoke in the process.
This kind of ethnic rivalry is clearly a serious issue that is placing economic growth and development in jeopardy.
If only it were possible to isolate the precise cause of what irritates the locals so much and jars on their psyche! If only one child issue some kind of sensible decree mandating harmony and understanding and pull this senseless jealousy out with one big jerk!
irrigate vt. 灌溉
irritable adj. 易怒的，急躁的
irritate vt. 使恼怒，使过敏
irritating adj. 刺激的，使人愤怒的，气人的
isolate vt. 使隔离，使孤立
issue n. 问题，(报刊的)期 vt. 发行，颁布，公布
itinerant adj. 巡回的
itinerary n. 路线
jar n. 罐，广口瓶 vt. 震动，刺激，震惊，有不舒服的 或不愉快的感觉
jealousy n. 妒忌，羡慕
jeer vt. 揶揄，嘲笑
jelly n. 果冻，胶状物
jeopardy n. 危险
jerk n. 猛然的一拉 v. 猛然一拉
jewel n. 宝石
jewel(l)er n. 宝石商，宝石匠
jewelry n. 珠宝内容来自 听力课堂网：http://www.tingclass.net/show-9492-346329-1.html