1. They took off on a routine training mission over the Atlantic Ocean. The weather was fine.
2. They all disappeared without trace.
3. They describe it as “the Graveyard of the Atlantic”.
4. He noted curious glowing streaks of “white water”.
5. He installed a new crew to sail it.
6. It vanished together with the new crew in the end.
7. Because it believes that “the majority of disappearances in the triangle can be attributed to the unique features of the area’s environment” .
8. Only two: The Devil’s Triangle by Richard Winer and The Bermuda Triangle by Charles Berlitz.
9. To explain the mysterious disappearances of the planes and ships, Richard Winer believes that the disappearances are due to men’s mistake, mechanical problems, strange weather, or unusual magnetic phenomenon, while Charles Berlitz offers the theory that a giant solar crystal that lies on the ocean floor causes the disappearances.
10. Yes, they will find the answers, but this is a very challenging cruise which demands time, money and unusual courage.
Part Ⅲ, p. 281
Part Ⅳ, p. 282
3. from; to
.Part Ⅴ, p. 282
Part Ⅵ, p. 283
Part VII, p. 283
Part VIII, p. 284
1. Having too many people on the team slows our work down rather than speeding it up.
2. Mrs. Kester made students think for themselves rather than telling them what to think.
3. He preferred to sit quietly in class rather than risking giving an answer that might be wrong.
4. He wanted to make his living as a teacher rather than as a businessman.
5. In most modern societies women are treated as professional equals rather than (as) servants.
6. “Body language” refers to communication through the way you move rather than speech.
7. Andrew is convinced that love rather than money is the key to happiness.
8. Many people nowadays communicate by e-mail rather than (by) phones and faxes.
Part Ⅸ, p. 285
1. — There’s someone at the door.
— Whoever it is, I don’t want to see them.
2. Come and see me whenever you’re in Shanghai.
3. Wherever you go, you can always find Coca-Cola.
4. However rich people are, they always want more.
5. Whoever you’ll marry, make sure he can cook.
6. Whichever day you come, we’ll be pleased to see you.
7. They found the people friendly wherever they went.
8. However you travel, it’ll take you at least two days.
Part Ⅹ, p. 286
1. On the fine morning of May 26 a Navy aircraft took off from a military base on a mission to search for the enemy aircraft carrier.
2. The most extensive search effort in history, which involved 150 planes and dozens of ships, failed to turn up any sign of the missing aircraft.
3. I wouldn’t go so far as to say, as the author does in the book, that it’s the only explanation that covers all the facts.
4. Whatever you do, don’t look for a pay increase when you know the company is going through some difficulty.
5. The theory that I’m going to expand on in this book is that words do not stand for things and therefore cannot reflect the reality.
6. The Bermuda Triangle, known to soldiers as “the Graveyard of the Atlantic”, is not recognized by the U.S. Navy as a danger zone.
7. To date none of the books which have been published has offered convincing answers to the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle.
8. The argument that beings from outer space have established a highly advanced civilization in the unexplored depths of the Atlantic inside the triangle sets off a dispute among scientists.
Part . XI, p. 286
3. 有些科学家和通俗作家居然猜测此三角地带是外星人为他们的 “动物园”捕捉人类作标本之地。
Section B. The Ride of My Life
2. Denotation: fight against
Connotation: could not help but make. It’s implied that the mechanic was fond of making jokes and that the mechanic and the “I” enjoyed a good relationship.
3. Denotation: give a loud continuing sound
Connotation: started to work suddenly and with full energy. The engine is compared to a person who is brought suddenly to an active state from an inactive one.
4. Denotation: a trip on horseback, in a vehicle, or on any other thing that carries
Connotation: a pleasant, longed-for journey. Here the difficult flight is compared to a journey full of excitement and pleasure.
5. Denotation: break up by explosions
Connotation: rise into the air like a rocket that leaves the ground. The word gives you a sense of quickness and forcefulness, for the plane is compared to a rocket leaving the ground or, as you read in the next part of the sentence, to a bullet shot out of a rifle.
6. Denotation: enlargement
Connotation: sth. making the pilot more capable. The controls are a great help to the pilot, thus enhancing his performance.
7, Denotation: the sea
Connotation: a vast expanse. It gives you a sense of being great in space.
8. Denotation: beating
Connotation: violently rocking me from side to side and making me uncomfortable. It gives one a sense of uneasiness and uncomfortableness.
XVI. Choose the best answer to each of the following questions
1. A 2. A 3. B 4. B 5. C 6. D 7. C 8. D
Part XVII p. 301
Part Ⅷ p. 301
1. hang on
2. popped out
3. in an emergency
4. in seconds
5. had trouble making
6. loaded with
7. went unnoticed
8. it helps