Friday, 19 February 2016

Drama - The race - Episode 2

Tiếp tục bài 2
Từ vựng:
- yacht: a boat with sail and sometime an engine, used either racing, du thuyền
- sail: a journey by boat, ship, 
- set sail: to begin a boat journey.
- seasick: felling vomit, ill or felling you are going to vomit or bi sick because of the movement of boat, ship you are travelling in, say sóng, say tàu xe
- port: a town by the sea or by a river, bến cảng
- scruffy: not clear or neat, dơ bẩn, bẩn thỉu
- satellite:  a device sent up into space to travel around the earth, used for collecting information by radio, television, vệ tinh nhân tạo
- galley: the kitchen in the ship, boat or plane, bếp dưới tàu, thuyền, máy bay
- berth: bed in the ship, boat or train, buồng ngủ dưới tàu, thuyền hoặc tàu lửa
- plain sailing: an expression that mean a job or task is good well, easily without problem, căng thẳng buồm.
- lake: a large area of water surround by land and not connected to the sea except by river, hồ
- jib: a small sail in the shape of the triangle positioned in front of the main sail on the boat, cần máy trục, cánh buồm tam giác. 

Transcript:
Phil          
Hello again. It's Phil here. You may know that I've been set a challenge to sail around the world in80 days - it's an impossible challenge especially as I have never sailed a yacht before. But I said 'yes' - so here it goes...
Tom          
So, here we at Saint Catherine's Dock and look - here's my yacht - The Mermaid - I know she's a bit scruffy but I'm sure she'll get you round the world...
Phil           
Hmm, on my own! That's the bit that worries me. It's a very small boat.
Tom         
It's a yacht - not a boat - look: it's got a sail! Anyway, you'll be fine. Just call me on the satellite phone if you have any problems.
PP             
(Calling from afar) Hello, hi. Phil. Phil! It's me.
Phil           
Pete, what are you doing here?
Phil           
Pete is my office assistant: He makes the tea, he does the photocopying, he sometimes gives me ideas for my books. He's a great guy - so I'm really pleased to see him now...
PP             
Tom posted a message on Facebook that you're going on a trip round the world, or something. I couldn't believe my eyes - so I had to come here and see for myself. Look, I've brought you some books to read... and a map - you'll find that useful.
Phil           
I will... but what I really need is a travelling companion... someone who can help me on my journey... someone like you?! How about it?
PP              
No. Absolutely not. I can't. I've got to... errr... feed the cat.
Tom         
Ill feed your cat. Go on. Can't you see he needs your help!
PP            
I get sea-sick...
Phil           
Rubbish! I remember when you went sailing with your Dad - you were always fine.
PP           
That was different. We were sailing on a lake.
Phil           
Well, you know about sails and rope and anchors - you'd be great.  Besides, if you come with me you can have a share of the money.
Tom          
If you get home in 80 days!
Phil        
I'm pleased to report that Pete is joining me. I'm so pleased I have someone to 'show me the ropes', as it were - in other words, show me what to do. He's a good friend, a loyal assistant and he goes everywhere with me so I'm giving him the nickname 'Passepartout', just like in the original book, Around the World in Eighty Days - I hope he likes it!
Phil          
We've set sail. Our adventure has begun. Let me describe the yacht to you. It is 12 metres long. It has a huge mast, with the mainsail attached. There is an engine as well just in case there's no wind. The wooden deck has seating at the stern - that's the back. There are some steps down to the galley - that's the kitchen - and there are two berths or beds for us to sleep in. I can't believe we're going to live in this tiny space for 80 days!
PP            
Phil, we've got the wind in our sails, we're making good progress. I can't even see land any more.
Phil           
Yes. Thanks to you, it's plain sailing! So, what does this rope do?
PP             
It moves the jib - the sail at the front.
Phil          
And this one?
PP              
That moves the boom from side to side. No, no. But don't pull it until...
Phil            
Ouch! That hurt.
Phil            
Day 5 and I'm learning how to sail but my best skills are in the galley, making tea. The weather is good but we seem to have a problem with the yacht...
Phil          
Passepartout, is it me or is it getting a bit wet down in the galley?
PP              
Let me have a look. Oh dear! There's water all over the floor. I think the boat is leaking.
Phil            
What? What are we going to do?
PP             
Drown!
Phil            
What? Really? I'm going to get on the radio and call for help... Mayday! Mayday! Oh no. The radio isn't working. We're in big trouble!
PP             
Be quiet. Calm down Phil. The radio isn't turned on - and we don't need to abandon ship just yet. I need to know where this water is coming from. It's only a slow leak but I think we need to fix it quickly. We need to head for dry land.
Phil 
According to the map the nearest land is some islands at 16 degrees north, 24 degrees west. Do you know where that is? Let's hope we get there before we sink.
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