CCTV9英语新闻：西班牙圣诞票 1 1:01: CCTV9英语新闻：西班牙圣诞票Spaniards hope lady luck in Christmas lotteryChristmas celebrations vary from one place to another around the world. CCTV reporter Rhiannon Jones is in Spain, to tell us more about how people there celebrate their Christmas.“You really know when Christmas has arrived in Madrid when you see the long queues here. It’s considered by many the luckiest place to buy your ticket ’El Gordo’, ’The Fat One’, the biggest and oldest lottery in the world.” said Rhiannon Jones, Madrid.The Spanish Christmas lottery started in 18. It’s drawn on December the nd and last year the total prize pool was over two billion euros. It’s no wonder everyone wants one."I buy my lottery ticket at Manolita’s because it’s lucky.""If I win the money, I can change my life.""It’s tradition in my family to come here, but I’ve never won. Let’s see if this is my year."From the 1st of December, Christmas lights illuminate Madrid’s city center, the official Christmas tree goes up in Puerta del Sol, and even the most famous Spanish department store gets a festive makeover.But most traditional of all, is thenativity scene."In Spanish tradition, which is a Christian tradition, it’s to represent the scene when Jesus was born."Above all, Christmas in Spain is about spending time with your loved ones."It’s about being with your family, enjoying time with your friends. Going out a drink in the evening. Very typical of Madrid are calamari sandwiches.And the place to get your’bocata de calamares’ is at one of the many Christmas markets in Madrid’s plazas or squares. The main one is in Plaza Mayor, where you can buy all your festive decorations too.Once you’ve done all your Christmas shopping, you’ve seen the lights, visited the nativity plays and bought your lucky lottery ticket, the done thing here in Madrid is to eat a calamari sandwich. And who am I to break with tradition?年6月四级听力原文（Passage Two） :: 年6月四级听力原文（Passage Two） The thought of having no sleep hours or more isn't a pleasant one most people. The amount of sleep that each person needs varies. In general, each of us needs about 8 hours of sleep each day to keep us healthy and happy. Some people, however, can get by with just a few hours of sleep at night It doesn't matter when or how much a person sleeps. But everyone needs some rest to stay alive. Few doctors would have thought that there might be an exception to this. Sleep is, after all, a very basic need. But a man named Al Herpin turned out to be a real exception, supposedly, he never slept! Al Herpin was 90 years old when doctors came to his home in New Jersy. They hoped to challenge the claim that he never slept. But they were surprised. Though they watched him every hour of the day, they never saw Herpin sleeping. He did not even own a bed. He never needed one The closest that Herpin came to resting was to sit in a rocking chair and a half dozen newspapers. His doctors were puzzled by the strange case of permanent sleeplessness. Herpin offered the only clue to his condition. He remembered some talk about his mother having been injured several days bee he had been born. Herpin died at the age of 9, never, it seems, having slept at all 19. What is taken granted by most people? . What do doctors think of Al Herpin's case? 1. What could have ed Al Herpin's sleeplessness?
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