新概念英语第三册 第10课课文和听力: The loss of the Titanic“泰坦尼克”号的沉没

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Lesson 10 The loss of the Titanic“泰坦尼克”号的沉没
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What would have happened if only two of the sixteen water-tight compartments had been flooded?
The great ship, Titanic, sailed for New York from Southampton on April 10th, 1912. She was carrying 1,316 passengers and crew of 891. Even by modern standards, the 46,000 ton Titanic was a colossal ship. At the time, however, she was not only the largest ship that had ever been built, but was regarded as unsinkable, for she had sixteen watertight compartments. Even if two of these were flooded, she would still be able to float. The tragic sinking of this great liner will always be remembered, for she went down on her first voyage with heavy loss of life.
Four days after setting out, while the Titanic was sailing across the icy water of the North Atlantic, huge iceberg was suddenly spotted by a lookout. After the alarm had been given, the great ship turned sharply to avoid a direct collision. The Titanic turned just in time, narrowly missing the immense walk of ice which rose over 100 feet out of the water beside her. Suddenly, there was a slight trembling sound from below, and the captain went down to see what had happened. The noise had been so faint that no one though that the ship had been damaged. Below, the captain realized to his horror that the Titanic was sinking rapidly, for five of her sixteen watertight compartments had already been flooded! The order to abandon ship was given and hundreds of people plunged into the icy water. As there were not enough lifeboats for everybody, 1,500 lives were lost.

New words and expressions 生词和短语
Southampton
n. 南安普敦(英国港市)
colossal
adj. 庞大的
watertight
adj. 不漏水的
compartment
n. (轮船的)密封舱
flood
v. 充满水
float
v. 漂浮,飘浮
tragic
adj. 悲惨的
liner
n. 班船
voyage
n. 航行
iceberg
n. 冰山
lookout
n. 了望员
collision
n. 碰撞
narrowly
adv. 刚刚,勉强地
miss
v. 避开
slight
adj. 轻微的
tremble
v. 震颤
faint
adj. 微弱的
horror
n. 恐惧
abandon
v. 抛弃
plunge
v. 投入,跳入
lifeboat

n. 救生船

第一段词汇解析

①sailed for = set out for。

②colossal = immense, huge, big, large, great, vast, giant,gigantic, enormous, titanic。

③regarded = considered, thought to be。

④compartments =sections, divisions。

⑤flooded = filled with water。

⑥float = stay on the surface of the water。

 

第二段词汇解析

①avoid = escape, miss。

②narrowly = only just。

③plunged,区分 jump, leap 还有 dive。 另外, take the plunge 冒险一试。

④重点掌握 lost(a./v.), lose(v.),还有 loss(n.)。

Notes 学习笔记

词组归纳(第 10 课)

1.sail for=set out

2.by modern standards

3.at that time

4.be regarded as

5.be able to

6.go down=sink

7.heavy loss of

8.be spotted by

9.just in time

10.to one’s horror

11.plunge into

12.not enough for

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