你向往李子柒式的田园乡村生活吗？为何生活在都市中的人如今很多都想要逃离，回归乡下？（文章内容选自BBC随身英语） 【How rural life becomes a modern fantasy 现代人为何憧憬乡村生活？词汇：country life 乡村生活】
:How rural life becomes a modern fantasy？Rolling hills and endless green pastures – those images are easy to conjure when thinking of the idyllic country lifestyle. When lockdowns descended upon many countries across the world during the pandemic, social media seemed to be dominated by pictures of cottages and village life – people getting away from it all. So, why is living in the countryside becoming a modern fantasy – and are there benefits to considering a slower pace of life?It makes sense that some people would want to give up the crowded and noisy city streets for the perceived tranquillity of the traditional country life – especially during an event like a pandemic. The lockdowns and extensive periods of working from home have given people time to think about what they want from life. But it’s not just about having a greener place to look at out your window.There is more evidence that relates to the benefits of rural living. Villages aren’t normally subject to the stop-go traffic we see in city centres, the buses fighting with taxis for dominance, or metro systems with trains that scream from one station to the next. In short, there’s less air pollution in your country retreat – a thing which increases the chances of developing respiratory conditions or heart disease. You also get more opportunities to take long walks and see the sights, meaning you can get more exercise. Less noise, more walks and better air can also lead to less stress and an increased life expectancy, according to studies such as one conducted by the British government in 2012.However, there are some things that need to be considered. Living far from the hustle and bustle of the city means that some people may feel isolated or even lonely. And as people get older, life far from doctors or public transport could become a bit of a challenge. So, if you’re considering a change of pace and moving to a picturesque village, there is a range of pros and cons to consider before taking the plunge.
:词汇表rolling hills 绵延起伏的山丘pastures 牧场草地idyllic 田园风光的cottage 乡村小屋village 乡村get away from it all 抛开烦恼去休息、放松pace of life 生活节奏tranquillity 宁静rural 农村的，乡村的air pollution 空气污染retreat 退隐静养的地方life expectancy 预期寿命hustle and bustle 喧嚣繁忙isolated 与世隔绝的picturesque 风景如画的take the plunge 冒然决定尝试
Q2:We’ve decided to _______ and move to the country.
Q3:I live in a peaceful little _______ far from the city.
Q4:I used to hate the _______ so packed up and moved to a rural area.
Q5:Your cottage is so beautiful – it’s _______.
Q6:The area that I live in is really quiet – it has a slower _______.