I was on a train in Switzerland（瑞士）. Thirty minutes later, the train came to a stop and the conductor's（乘务员）voice over the loudspeaker delivered a message in German, Italian and French. I'd made the mistake of not learning any of those languages before my vacation. Everyone started getting off the train and an old woman saw that I was confused and stressed. (I had to catch an overnight train to Rome, and I was flying home from there). She could speak some English and told me that an accident had happened on the tracks（轨道）. She asked me where I was trying to get to, then went and talked to some workers, and came back to tell me that we'd have to hop（换乘）trains three or four times to get there.
I was really glad she was heading the same way because it would have been impossible for me to figure it out on my own（自己弄清楚）. So we went from one train station to the next, getting to know each other along the way. She was really the sweetest woman. It was a 2.5-hour journey in total, and when we made it to the final destination（目的地）, we got off and said our goodbyes. I had made it just in time to catch my train to Rome. She told me she had a train to catch as well. I asked her how much farther she had to go and it turned out（结果是）that her home was two hours back the other way. She had jumped from train to train and travelled the whole just to make sure that I made it. I was in shock. A woman spent her whole day sitting on trains and taking her hours away from her home just to help out a confused（迷惑的）tourist visiting her country.
No matter how many countries I visit, I'll always say the most beautiful country in the world is Switzerland.
A script for hosting a show
It's time for Travel Quiz, and here's your host, Lester Li.
Today we have (A)______ contestants. They'll try to win our grand prize — a trip (B)______ two to Paris.
Our first contestant is a postman, William Chen. His hobby is collecting stamps and postcards, and he's from Beijing.
Our second contestant is a university student from Shanghai. Her name is Angela Wei. (C)虽然她年轻, she's travelled to ten different countries around the world. Finally, our third contestant loves travelling. She's a travel book writer from Nanjing, Michelle Luo.
The rules of Travel Quiz are (D) simple. I'll read a question, and the first contestant to push the button on his or her desk will get to answer. (E) We give points for correct answers.
So, are you (F) prepared for it? Our first question is ...
You're tonight's lucky winner. You've won tonight's prize!
Thanks, everyone. That's tonight's show. See you next time.
Just like many other parts in Australia, the Lake Tyers region（泰尔斯湖地区）has long suffered from wildfires. (A)______ this region is different from others because of its fire brigade（消防队）— the firefighters are all women. ①
Charmaine is the leader of the team. About twenty years ago, a house in Lake Tyers caught fire. It was burned down because there was no fire brigade nearby. ② They started knocking on their neighbor's doors to look for teammates. (B) 五名妇女加入了她们。 Together they asked the government to give them firefighter training.
③ Since their fire brigade was set up, this well-trained group has put up many fires. Their job is not only to protect people and houses, but also to save their own history. (C) They have helped to find hundreds of ancient artifacts（文物）on their land.
“When we first set up the team, some people called us the Banana Women,” Charmaine said, “Because we wore bright yellow uniforms.” They liked the name (D) ______ much that they kept calling themselves this name. They are the bravest “Banana Women” in Australia!