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43 Fully insured 全保险 (2分钟)

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摘要: ./xingainian3/L_43.mp3 Passage 43 Fully insured 全保险1.Insurance companies are normally willing to insure anything. 2.Insuring public or private property is a standard practice in most countries in t ...
Passage 43 Fully insured  全保险
1.Insurance companies are normally willing to insure anything.
2.Insuring public or private property is a standard practice in most countries in the world.
3.If, however, you were holding an open air garden party or a fete it would be equally possible to
insure yourself in the event of bad weather.
4. Needless to say, the bigger the risk an insurance company takes, the higher the premium you will
have to pay.
5. It is not uncommon to hear that a shipping company has made a claim for cost of salvaging a
sunken ship.
6. But the claim made by a local authority to recover the cost of salvaging a sunken pie dish must
surely be unique.
7.Admittedly it was an unusual pie dish, for it was eighteen feet long and six feet wide.
8.It had been purchased by a local authority so that an enormous pie could be baked for an annual
fair.
9.The pie committee decided that the best way to transport the dish would be by canal, so they
insured it for the trip.
10.Shortly after it was launched, the pie committee went to a local inn to celebrate.
11.At the same time, a number of teenagers climbed on to the dish and held a little party of their
own.
12.Dancing proved to be more than the dish could bear, for during the party it capsized and sank in
even feet of water.
13.The pie committee telephoned a local garage owner who arrived in a recovery truck to salvage the
pie dish. Shivering in their wet clothes, the teenagers looked on while three men dived repeatedly into the water to locate the dish.
14.They had little difficulty in finding it, but hauling it out of the water proved to be a serious
problem.
15.The sides of the dish were so smooth that it was almost impossible to attach hawsers and chains
to the rim without damaging it.
16.Eventually chains were fixed to one end of the dish and a powerful winch was put into operation.
17.The dish rose to the surface and was gently drawn towards the canal bank.
18.For one agonizing moment, the dish was perched
precariously on the bank of the canal, but it suddenly overbalanced and slid back into the water.
19.The men were now obliged to try once more.
20.This time they fixed heavy metal clamps to both sides of the dish so that they could fasten the
chains.
21.The dish now had to be lifted vertically because one edge was resting against the side of the
canal.
22. The winch was again put into operation and one of the men started up the truck.
23.Several minutes later, the dish was again put into operation and one of the water.
24.Water streamed in torrents over its sides with such force that it set up a huge wave in the
canal.
25.There was danger that the wave would rebound off the other side of the bank and send the dish
plunging into the water again.
26.By working at tremendous speed, the men managed to get the dish on to dry land before the wave
returned.

New words and expressions 生词和短语
insurance 保险
companies 公司(复数形式)
normally 一般地
insure 投保
________________
public 公共的
private 私人的
standard practice 正常业务
————————
fete 游园会
——————
needless 不需要
risk 冒险
premium 费用
——————
claim 索赔
salvaging 船的打捞
sunken 沉没的
——————
local authority 当局
surely 当然
unique 不寻常的
——————
admittedly 公认地
unusual 不寻常的
——————
had been purchased 被卖(被动语态过去完成时)
enormous 巨大的
annual 一年一度的
fair 交易会
——————
committee 委员会
transport 运输
canal 运河
——————
was launched 被投入(被动语态一般过去时)
inn 小酒店
celebrate 庆祝
——————
teenagers 青少年(复数形式)
held 举行(过去式)
——————
bear 忍受
capsized 倾覆(过去式)
sank 沉入(过去式)
——————
garage 汽车修理库
recovery truck 急修车
salvage 打捞
shivering 哆嗦
repeatedly 重复地
——————
hauling 拖曳
a serious problem 一个很大的难题
——————
smooth 光滑的
attach 拴上
hawsers 粗缆绳 (复数形式)
chains 链条(复数形式)
rim (圆形物品的)外沿,边
——————
eventually 终于
powerful 强大的
winch 绞车
put into operation 使...运转
——————
surface 水面
gently 轻轻地
——————
agonizing 忐忑不安的
perched 处于(高处)
precariously 不稳地
overbalanced 失去平衡(过去式)
slid 滑动(过去式)
——————
were obliged 被迫(被动语态一般过去式)
——————
metal 金属
clamps 夹钳,夹板(复数形式)
fasten 扣紧
——————
vertically 垂直地
——————
winch 绞车
——————
several minutes later 几分钟后
——————
torrents 激流(复数形式)
set up 激起
——————
rebound  弹回
plunging into 拖进
——————
tremendous 惊人的
returned 返回(过去式)
汉语译文:    
1.保险公司一般说来愿意承保一切东西。
2.承办公共财产或私人财产保险是世界上大部分国家的正常业务。
3.如果你要举办一次露天游园会或盛宴,为避免碰上不好的天气而遭受损失也同样可以保险.
4.不用说,保险公司承担风险越大,你付的保险费也就越高。
5.航运公司为打捞沉船而提出索赔,这是常有的事.
6.但某地当局为打捞一只焙制馅饼的盘子提出索赔,倒是件新鲜的事儿。
7.这个馅饼盘子确实少见,有18英尺长,6英尺宽。
8.某地方当局买下它用来焙制一个巨大的馅饼为一年一度交易会助兴。
9.馅饼委员会确认运输这只盘子的最佳方案是通过运河水运。于是,他们对这只盘子的运输安全投了保。
10.盘子下水后不久,馅饼委员会成员们来到当地一家小酒店庆贺。
11.就在这个时候,许多十几岁的孩子爬盘子举行他们自己的集会。
12.他们跳起了舞,盘子难以承受。舞会进行过程中,盘子倾覆,沉入了7英尺深的水中。
13. 馅饼委员会给当地汽车修理库老板打电话,他闻讯后开着一辆急修车前来打捞盘子。那些孩子们穿着湿衣服哆
嗦,看着3个工人轮潜入水中以确定盘子的位置。
14.他们没费多大事儿就找到了盘子。可是把盘子捞出却是一个很大的难题。
15.盘子四边十分光滑,要在盘边拴上绳索或链条而同时又不损坏它是很难办到的。
16.不过,他们终于将链条固定在盘子的一端,一台大功率的绞车开动起来。
17.盘子慢慢浮出水面,被轻轻地拽向运河岸边。
18.在令人忐忑不安的瞬间,盘子晃晃悠悠地上了岸,但它突然失去了平衡,又跌回水中。
19.工人们只得再来一次。
20.这次,他们用沉重的金属夹子把盘子夹住,以便往盘子上安装铁链。
21.这次,盘子必须垂直吊出水面,因为盘子的一边紧靠着运河河岸。
22.绞盘机再次启动,一位工人发动了急修车的引擎。
23.几分钟后,盘子被成功地拽出了水面。
24.波浪从盘子两侧急涌而出,在运河里掀起一股大浪。
25.但是当波浪从河对岸折回来时,就有再次把盘子拖进水里的危险。
26.工人们动作迅速,终于赶在那股大浪返回之前把盘子拽到了岸上。
 

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