新概念英语－听录音，并回答问题What was the danger?
新概念英语 - 小编笔记
新概念英语 - 教材原文
As the man tried to swing the speedboat round, the steering wheel came away in his hands. He waved desperately to his companion, who had been water skiing for the last fifteen minutes.
Both men had hardly had time to realize what was happening when they were thrown violently into the sea. The speedboat had struck a buoy, but it continued to move very quickly across the water.
Both men had just begun to swim towards the shore, when they noticed with dismay that the speedboat was moving in a circle. It now came straight towards them at tremendous speed.
In less than a minute, it roared past them only a few feet away. After it had passed, they swam on as quickly as they could because they knew that the boat would soon return.
They had just had enough time to swim out of danger when the boat again completed a circle. On this occasion, however, it had slowed down considerably. The petrol had nearly all been used up.
Before long, the noise dropped completely and the boat began to drift gently across the water.
新概念英语－单词和短语swing v. 转向
speedboat n. 快艇
desperately adv. 绝望地
companion n. 同伙，伙伴
water ski （由快艇牵引水橇）滑水
buoy n. 浮标
dismay n. 沮丧
tremendous adj. 巨大的
petrol n. 汽油
drift v. 漂动，漂流
gently adv. 缓慢地，轻轻地
不到1分钟的工夫，它从离他们只有几英尺远的地方呼啸着驶了过去。 快艇过去之后， 他们以最快的速度向前游去， 因为他们知道快艇马上就要转回来。