The annual World Pie Eating Championships in England ended in disaster on Friday because the pies were toobig. A competition worker made a mistake and ordered pies that were the wrong size. In fact, the pies usedin the contest were twice as big as the rules say they should be. The pies for the competition in Wigan, England, got delivered to a nearby divorce party. The competition was stopped when organisers said the rules had been broken. The competition pies should be a diameter of 12cm and a depth of 3.5cm. The meat and potatoes in the pies should be no more than cubes of 1cm. Barry Rigby, 37, a part-time fitness instructor, had set the fastest time of 42.6 seconds.
The annual World Pie Eating Championship is usually held at Harry's Bar in Wigan, England. It has been held since 1992. It started with competitors trying to eat meat and potato pies as fast as they could. However, in 2006, a vegetable pie was added after pressure from England's Vegetarian Society. The speed-eating competition has had a few problems in the past. In 2005, there were protests because the pies were not fromWigan. A year later, the competition had to change to meet government healthy-eating guidelines. Contestants then had to eat one pie as quickly as they could instead of as many pies as they could. And in 2007, disaster happened when the competition ran out of pies.
在英格兰每年一度的世界馅饼锦标赛在周五落下帷幕，其结果确实一团糟，因为馅饼太大了。工作人员出了错误，他订购了尺寸错误的馅饼 。事实上，这次的比赛用饼比规则大了两倍 。在英格兰维干所用的馅饼被寄到了附近的离婚派对上 。由于组织人员认为选手破坏了规则，选手不得不取消比赛 。比赛馅饼的直径应该是12厘米，厚3.5厘米 。肉和土豆不应该多于1立方厘米 。37岁的兼职健身教练巴里·茹比创造了最快记录，时间为42.6秒 。
每年的世界馅饼锦标赛都会在英格兰维干的哈里酒吧展开。这项活动开始于1992年 。起初，规则要求选手谁能最快吃完肉和土豆谁将会取得胜利 。但是在2006年，出于英格兰素食主义社会的压力，蔬菜馅饼应运而生 。这场竞赛在以前也出现了一些问题 。2005年，由于馅饼的产地并非出自维干而引来了抗议者的抗议 。一年以后，这场竞争不得不符合政府所提倡的健康饮食的宗旨 。参赛选手变成了最快吃下一张饼获胜，而不是以前以馅饼数量来衡量 。2007年，因为没有充足的馅饼，这场灾难随即爆发 。
1.make a mistake 犯错误
That, I believe, is what God asks of us --- not “Be perfect”, not “Don’t even make a mistake”, but “Be whole”.
It would be unfair to say that all of it is because of my interesting part-time job, though.
3.healthy eating 健康饮食
What I teach in the Healthy Eating Handbook is how to achieve this balance, and maintain it for life.
4.ran out of 用完
It was like the sound of loud crackers, not one but several, we just ran out of there.
不是一次而是好几次，就好象巨大的鞭炮声。 我们马上从那里跑出来 。
1.How often do the World Pie Eating Championships take place?
a) every four years
b) every year
c) every two years
d) every three years
2.Who made a mistake and ordered pies that were the wrong size?
a) a hotel
b) a speed eater
c) a competition worker
d) a chef
3.Where did the competition pies go to?
a) a bakery
b) a supermarket
c) a wedding party
d) a divorce party
4.How deep should the competition pies be?
5.What is the job of the man with the quickest time?
a) fitness instructor
6.When was the first World Pie Eating Championships?
7.When did the competition add a vegetarian pie?
8.What happened in 2005?
a) food poisoning
b) price rises
d) health scare
9.When did the competition change to meet healthy-eating guidelines?
10.What disaster happened in 2007?
a) no one entered the competition
b) they ran out of pies
c) a fire
d) mad cow disease