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Lesson10 The loss of Titanic

发布者: 雪狼 | 发布时间: 2006-6-6 16:12| 查看数: 25112| 评论数: 19|

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The great ship, Titanic, sailed for New York from Southampton on April 10th, 1912. She was carrying 1316 passengers and a crew of 89l. Even by modern standards, the 46,000 ton Titanic was a colossal ship. At that time, however, she was not only the largest ship that had ever been built, but was regarded as unsinkable, for she had sixteen water- tight 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 waters of the North Atlantic, a huge iceberg was suddenly spotted by a look-out. 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 wall 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 thought that the ship had been damaged. Below, the captain realized to his horror that the Titanic was sinking rapidly, for five of her sixteen water-tight 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 life-boats for everybody, 1500 lives were lost.

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Southampton(1. 1)/[sauθ'æmptən] n.南安普敦(英国港市)

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巨轮“泰坦尼克”号1912年4月10日从南安普敦起锚驶向纽约。船上载有1,316名乘客与891名船员。即便用现代标准来衡量,46,000吨的“泰坦尼克”号也算得上一艘巨轮了。当时,这艘轮船不仅是造船史上建造的最大的一艘船,而且也被认为是不会沉没的。因为船由16个密封舱组成,即使有两个舱进水,仍可漂浮在水面上。然而,这艘巨轮首航就下沉,造成大批人员死亡。人们将永远记着这艘巨轮的沉没惨剧。

“泰坦尼克”起航后的第4天,它正行驶在北大西洋冰冷的海面上。突然,瞭望员发现一座冰山。警报响过不久,巨轮急转弯,以避免与冰山正面相撞。“泰坦尼克”这个弯拐得及时,紧贴着高出海面100英尺的巨大的冰墙擦过去。突然,从船舱下部传来一声轻微的颤音,船长走下船舱去查看究竟。由于这个声音非常轻,没人会想到船身已遭损坏。在下面,船长惊恐地发现“泰坦尼克”号正在急速下沉,16个密封舱已有5个进水。于是,他发出了弃船的命令,几百人跳进了冰冷刺骨的海水里。由于没有足够的救生艇运载所有乘客,结果1,500人丧生。

最新评论

savewenwen 发表于 2007-10-25 21:59:50

太棒了

太棒了,非常感谢
183811191 发表于 2008-11-12 10:53:04
if two ofsixteen watertight compartment were flooded, the ship would still be able to float.
wenjing821124 发表于 2009-3-27 11:26:41
很喜欢
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红睡衣 发表于 2010-7-13 09:28:26
第十课打不开了
mmi1100 发表于 2010-8-19 16:58:34
好东东。。
mmi1100 发表于 2010-8-19 16:58:50
好东东。。
loveto 发表于 2010-10-3 21:48:24
Even if two ofthe sixteen water- tight compartments were flooded, the Titanic would still be able to float.
Samantha3405 发表于 2011-3-21 10:25:12
colossal庞大的

watertight 不漏水的

voyage 航行

tragic 悲惨的

liner 班船

plunge跳入

collision 碰撞
vivian1203 发表于 2011-4-22 11:43:36
i like this film
江南细雨 发表于 2011-4-23 16:58:29
slightfaintspot unsinkable liner crew
江南细雨 发表于 2011-4-23 17:02:50
fliing catsno shortagefascinateaffectionate submissvesuspicious
txdhfyr 发表于 2011-7-19 11:51:42
Titanic
旗正飘飘 发表于 2020-10-3 21:25:55
very good
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