British postal system to launch parcel postboxes 英國將推出可收包裹的紅色郵筒

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英國皇家郵政宣佈,將推出可接受包裹的郵筒。只要提前通過皇家郵政官網的貼標籤服務支付了郵資,顧客們就可以像寄信一樣郵寄包裹。

文字稿

The UK’s first public letterboxes began appearing in the early 1850s but were only produced in bright red about 20 years later.

英國首批公共信箱出現於 1850 年代初,推出大約 20 年後才被改成亮紅色的。

That design has remained almost unchanged, until now.

當初的設計一直被延續至今,幾乎未作改變。

After a pilot last year, the Post Office has decided to roll out new wide-mouth boxes which can take parcels.

經過去年的試點,英國郵政局決定推出可收包裹的新型寬口郵筒。

1,400 of the new boxes will be installed at 30 locations across the UK, including in Aberdeen and Cardiff, Belfast and Truro.

1400 個新郵筒將被安裝在英國上下 30 個地點,包括阿伯丁,卡迪夫,貝爾法斯特和特魯羅。

1. 詞彙表

letterboxes 投信口,郵筒
unchanged 沒有變化的
pilot 試行計畫
roll out 推行、推出
wide-mouth 寬口的,廣口的
installed 被安裝、被放置

2. 閱讀理解:請在讀完上文後,回答下列問題。

1. What did the Post Office do before they decided to roll out the new postboxes?

2. What happened approximately 20 years after the first letterboxes were introduced in the UK?

3. Why are these new postboxes different from the original ones?

4. How many places across the UK are these new parcel postboxes being installed?

3. 答案

1. What did the Post Office do before they decided to roll out the new postboxes?
The Post Office did a pilot before they decided to roll out the new postboxes.

2. What happened approximately 20 years after the first letterboxes were introduced in the UK?
The UK’s first public letterboxes began appearing in the early 1850s but it was only 20 years later that they were produced in bright red.

3. Why are these new postboxes different from the original ones?
These new postboxes have wider mouths so that parcels can fit in them.

4. How many places across the UK are these new parcel postboxes being installed?
1,400 of the new boxes will be installed at 30 locations (places) across the UK.