【New words and expressions】 生词和短语

★volcano n. 火山

★active adj. 活动的
active 积极的
passive: 消极的,被动的

★Kivu n. 基伍湖

★Congo n. 刚果

★Kituro n. 基图罗

★erupt v. (火山)喷发

★violently adv. 猛烈地,剧烈地

★manage v. 设法
manage to do 设法去做并成功
I can manage it.

★brilliant adj. 精彩的

★liquid adj. 液态的

★escape v. 逃脱
escape death :死里逃生
narrow escape:九死一生
escape doing sth

★alive adj. 活着的
alive 做定语时一定要放在被修饰词后面
living sth.

  First listen and then answer the question.
  Why does Tazieff risk his life like this?

  Haroun Tazieff, the Polish scientist, has spent his lifetime studying active volcanoes 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 surround him completely, but Tazieff managed 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.