新概念英语－听录音，并回答问题What was the monster called?
新概念英语 - 小编笔记
新概念英语 - 教材原文
Fishermen and sailors sometimes claim to have seen monsters in the sea. Though people have often laughed at stories told by seamen, it is now known that many of these 'monsters' which have at times been sighted are simply strange fish.
Occasionally, unusual creatures are washed to the shore, but they are rarely caught out at sea. Some time ago, however, a peculiar fish was caught near Madagascar.
A small fishing boat was carried miles out to sea by the powerful fish as it pulled on the line. Realizing that this was no ordinary fish, the fisherman made every effort not to damage it in any way.
When it was eventually brought to shore, it was found to be over thirteen feet long. It had a head like a horse, big blue eyes, shining silver skin, and a bright red tail.
The fish, which has since been sent to a museum where it is being examined by a scientist, is called an oarfish. Such creatures have rarely been seen alive by man as they live at a depth of six hundred feet.
新概念英语－单词和短语monster n. 怪物
sailor n. 海员
sight v. 见到
creature n. 动物 ，生物
peculiar adj. 奇怪的，不寻常的
shining adj. 闪闪发光的
oarfish n. 桨鱼
渔夫和水手们有时声称自己看到过海里的妖怪。 虽然人们常常对水手们讲的故事付诸一笑， 但现在看来，人们有时看到的这些“妖怪”很多不过是些奇怪的鱼。