Luye Plateau 鹿野高臺 The hills of Taitung will take you higher than you’ve ever dreamed.
The Luye Plateau is located in Taiwan’s Taitung County. It is part of a larger landform◆ called the East Rift Valley◆. This area offers beautiful scenery and exciting chances for visitors to take to the sky.
The Taiwan International Balloon Festival has been held every year in the summertime since 2011. It runs for over a month, which makes it the longest running hot air balloon festival in the world. At each edition of the festival many different balloons are on display. Some of them have a traditional shape, while others are in the form of popular film characters, such as Minions or Darth Vader.
For those who prefer a more hands-on approach to air activities, there is paragliding◆. Paragliding is similar to skydiving◆ but is done closer to the ground. To paraglide◆, a person must wear a harness◆ tied to a parachute◆, and then run down the side of a steep hill. The parachute will catch the wind, like a kite, and the paraglider can fly on the breeze for a while, enjoying a lovely view of Taiwan.
1. summertime n. 夏季／天
Summertime is the best time for water activities.
2. edition n. 一屆；版本
At every edition of this festival different artists come and perform.
The limited edition sneakers are worth the price because not many people will have them.
* sneaker n. 運動鞋
3. on display 展出
Of all the paintings on display at the museum, this one is the most noteworthy.
* noteworthy a. 值得注意的
4. traditional a. 傳統的
It’s traditional in America to eat turkey on Thanksgiving.
5. in the form of... 以……的形狀
This balloon is in the form of a heart.
6. steep a. 陡峭的；險峻的
After climbing the steep mountain, everybody was tired.
7. breeze n. 微風
Andy likes walking along the beach and enjoying the breeze coming from the sea.
8. lovely a. 美麗的；可愛的
The mayor has a vision of changing this area into a lovely park.
* vision n. 願景，設想
◆landform n. 地形 ◆rift valley n. 裂谷；地塹 ◆ paragliding n. 滑翔傘／飛行傘運動 ◆ skydiving n. 高空跳傘 ◆ harness n.（跳傘、垂降等用的）背帶，吊帶 ◆ parachute n. 降落傘 ◆ paraglider n. 飛行傘（飛行員）
本文中的複合形容詞 hands-on 有「實際操作的，親身實踐的」意思，和 hands-on 意思相近的字有 first-hand。讓我們來看看這些複合形容詞所搭配的例句吧：
The teacher uses a more hands-on approach in her class.
The science museum has interactive exhibits that give kids a first-hand experience.