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500 hot air balloons fill the sky in New Mexico

2015.10.26
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EVERY October, the world's largest hot air balloon event, called the Albuquerque (阿爾伯克基) International Balloon Fiesta, is held in this city in New Mexico (新墨西哥州), in the US. The one that just took place earlier this month was the 44th fiesta already. More than 500 balloons from about 20 nations participated.

The organisers said that the city of Albuquerque is ideal for hosting such a hot air balloon event as there is a wind pattern called 'the box' that makes it easier to navigate the huge balloons. However, this year the wind was very strong, so an important balloon race was cancelled. The balloon event lasted for about 9 days.


1. hot air balloon (n phr)
    熱氣球

2. international (adj)
    國際

3. fiesta (n)
    節日

4. host (v)
    舉行

5. pattern (n)
    模式

6. navigate (v)
    航行





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