Presentation on theme: "Six-Way 87 The Titanic The word “unsinkable” sunk the Titanic. How? a. 不會沉的 v. 使下沉 (sink-sunk-sunk) Because everyone believed it. The ship left Southampton."— Presentation transcript:
Six-Way 87 The Titanic The word “unsinkable” sunk the Titanic. How? a. 不會沉的 v. 使下沉 (sink-sunk-sunk) Because everyone believed it. The ship left Southampton 南安普敦, England, on April 10, She sailed for five days on calm 平靜 的 seas, steaming 行駛 at about 26 miles per hour. Pretty fast for a ship of over 46 thousand tons.
On April 14, wireless 無線電報 reports from ships warned of Icebergs ahead. Actually, six reports came in that day. But the “unsinkable” ship steamed on. No slowing down 減速. There was no moon that night. At 11:40 P.M. lookout 守望者 Frederick Fleet saw the iceberg and phoned the bridge. 艦橋 ; 駕駛臺 A mountain of ice loomed against the dark sky. 隱約地出現
The berg 冰山 was about 100 feet high. This means it extended 延伸 about 900 feet below the surface. The ship veered 轉向 at the last second. From above, it looked like a close shave. 僥倖的脫險 shave 擦過 look like +N. = close call= narrow escape preposition But the bottom a scraping 擦 sound was heard.
It took 25 minutes to assess 評估 the damage. 救生艇 Water was pouring in 灌入. At 12:05,“Get the lifeboats ready” was ordered. By 2:02 A.M. the ship had sunk below the surface. So there were only about two free hours to load the lifeboats. The ship carried 2207 people. Fully loaded 完全裝載, the lifeboats could take only 1,178. Already there was guaranteed 必定的肯定的 doom 厄運、死亡 for many(people). Most boats pulled 划 away partially 部分地 loaded. Boat #1,made for 40, carried only 12. Ultimately 最後, only 705 people survived. = at last=finally=in the end
距離 + away 離 … 多遠 Just 10 miles away was the Californian, stopped since 10 ： 30 P.M. Each ship could see the other‘s lights. But they could not communicate. The Californian shut down 關閉 its wireless at 11:30. The Titanic crashed 10 minutes later. Its cry for help 求救 was unheard. The Carpathia, many miles away, heard. Arriving after four hours, it picked up the survivors. = As Carpathia arrived after four hours, it picked up the survivors.
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