lesson 67

volcano n 火山
active adj 活动的
Kivu n 基伍湖
Congo n 刚果
Kituro n 基图罗
erupt n (或山)喷发
violently adv 猛烈地,剧烈地
manage v 设法
brilliant adj 精彩的
liquid adj 液态的
escape v 逃脱
alive adj 活着的

manage to do
i can manage it
escape death:死里逃生
narrow escape:九死一生
escape doing sth
alive 做定语时一定要放在被修饰词后面
living sth


Haroun Tazieff the Polish scientist, has
spent his life-time studying active vol-
canoes and deep caves in all parts of the
world. In 1948, he went to lake Kivu in
the Congo to observe a new volcano
which he later named Kituro. Tazieff was
able to set up his camp very close to the
volcano while it was erupting violently.
Though he managed to take a number of
brilliant photographs, he could not stay
near the volcano for very long. He
noticed that a river of liquid rock was
coming towards him. It threatened to sur-
round him completely, but Tazieff man-
aged to escape just in time. He waited
until the volcano became quiet and he was
able to return two days later. This time, he managed to climb into the mouth of
Kituro so that he could take photographs and measure temperatures. Tazieff has
often risked his life in this way. He has been able to tell us more about active
volcanoes than any man alive.

spend some time doing sth

close to:离......很近
for long=for a long time
notice sth
notice sb do/doing
notice that
river of...:......形成的河流
threaten to:有迹象表明
take a risk of/at a risk of:冒险
risk sth=risk losing sth:冒着失去......的危险
risk doing:冒着做......的危险
special difficulties

say sth
tell sb sth
tell the time
what time is it?/what's the time?/can you tell mewhat time it is?
tell the difference between
tell(sb)a lie
tell(sb)the truth
say a good word for sb:为某人说好话

multiple choice questions
4、only just=almost not
7、on the subject of=about
towards=in the direction of