【New words and expressions】 生词和短语

★tunnel n. 隧道
channel 海峡

★port n. 港口

★ventilate v. 通风
Air the room,please!

★chimney n. 烟囱

★sea level 海平面

★double adj. 双的
double income,no kid.
couple / pair
a couple of weeks
a pair of shoes/socks/glasses

★ventilation n. 通风
Forced Ventilation 强制排风系统

★fear v. 害怕
afraid / frighten/frightening/frightened/frightful
be afraid/frighten/scare
sb.fear sth.
I feared darkness.
I fear dogs.
be afraid of  I am afraid of dogs.
Can you help me?   I am afraid I can't/I am afraid not.
sth.frighten / scare sb.  You frightened/scared me
The dog frightened me
fear / be afraid of 是习惯性的/人做主语
frighten/scare 是因某件突然的事情才有的害怕情绪/句子后边的部分是人  The film scared me
horrified 恐惧

★invasion n. 入侵,侵略
decide/decision invade v.

★officially adv. 正式地
official / office

★connect v. 连接
connect sth.with / to

★European adj. 欧洲的
European Continent

★continent n. 大陆

  First listen and then answer the question.
  Why was the first tunnel not completed?

  In 1858, a French engineer, Aime Thome de Gamond, arrived in England with a plan for a twenty-one-mile tunnel under the English Channel. He said that it would be possible to build a platform in the centre of the Channel. This platform would serve as a port and a railway station. The tunnel would be well-ventilated if tall chimneys were built above sea level. In 1860, a better plan was put forward by an Englishman, William Low. He suggested that a double railway-tunnel should be built. This would solve the problem of ventilation, for if a train entered this tunnel, it would draw in fresh air behind it. Forty-two years later a tunnel was actually begun. If, at the time, the British had not feared invasion, it would have been completed. The world had to wait almost another 100 years for the Channel Tunnel. It was officially opened on March 7,1994, finally connecting Britain to the European continent.