Tuesday, 23 March 2010
Ready for CAE p 112. Cruise Ship Disaster. Extra Listening
1. The owners of a _____________Italian cruise liner say a significant human error was made by the captain.
2. The ___________________has risen to 5.
3. Francesco Schettino is in police custody. He could have been to blame for the Costa Concordia _________________.
4. The owners say that the captain made _______________________ resulting in serious consequences.
5. The Costa Corcordia _____________today, ____________, __________, ___________ the Tuscan coastline.
6. As we drew closer it seemed less real, less______________.
7. The ________________of the top deck tennis court is now the _____________.
8. The ___________________ are _________________against the ______________wall.
9. And here, the violent ________________where the water flooded in.
1. Capsized. Capsize: / kæpˈsaɪz /if a boat capsizes or something capsizes it, it turns over in the water.
2. death toll (the number of people killed in an accident, a war, a disaster, etc. E.g. The death toll has now risen to 200.)
3. running aground (if a ship runs/goes aground, it touches the ground in shallow water and cannot move. E.g. The oil tanker ran/went aground off the Spanish coast. Aground (adjective) [not before noun] e.g. they plan to refloat the ship now aground on the island of Stroma.)
4. errors of judgement. Judgement: the ability to make sensible decisions after carefully considering the best thing to do. E.g. The accident was caused by an error of judgement on the part of the pilot.
A. lay beached (to come or bring something out of the water and onto the beach. E.g. He beached the boat and lifted the boy onto the shore. A beached whale (= one that has become stuck on land and cannot get back into the water).
B. Stricken (seriously affected by an unpleasant feeling or disease or by a difficult situation. E.g. She raised her stricken face and begged for help. We went to the aid of the stricken boat. Whole villages were stricken with the disease. He was stricken by a heart attack on his fiftieth birthday.)
C. Stuck. (Stick, stuck, stuck) unable to move or to be movedThe wheels were stuck in the mud.This drawer keeps getting stuck.She got the key stuck in the lock.I can't get out—I'm stuck.
D. Scarring. Scar something: to spoil the appearance of something. E.g. The hills are scarred by quarries (canteras).Battle-scarred buildings.
6. Plausible (/ˈplɔːzəbl/ reasonable and likely to be true. Creíble, convincente, verosímil. E.g. Her story sounded perfectly plausible. The only plausible explanation is that he forgot.)
A. Baseline (a line marking each end of the court in tennis)
B. Waterline (the level that the water reaches along the side of a ship. Línea de flotación)
A. Sunloungers. Sunlounger (a chair with a long seat that supports your legs, used for sitting or lying on in the sun)
B. Slammed. Slam: to put, push or throw something into a particular place or position with a lot of force. Golpear. She slammed down the phone angrily. He slammed on the brakes (= stopped the car very suddenly).
C. Partition (a wall or screen that separates one part of a room from another. E.g. a glass partition. Partition walls.
9. gaping hole. Gape: /ɡeɪp/to be or become wide open. E.g. a gaping hole/mouth/wound.