新概念英语第三册课堂笔记 第十七课
 
Lesson 17
          The longest suspension
          bridge in the world
           世界上最长的吊桥
【New words and expressions】 生词和短语
     ★suspension
n.   悬,吊
suspension bridge
suspend: 悬挂
The light is suspended from the ceiling.
暂停
The train was suspended because of the heavy rain.
suspense: 担心、挂念、悬念
suspenders
     ★agreeable
adj. 宜人的
Today is agreeable
agreeable situation
     ★situation
n.   地点,地方
location
     ★locate
v.   位于
Beijing is located in the North of China.
is located to...
     ★immortal
adj. 永生的,流芳百世的
     ★Brooklyn
n.   布鲁克林(纽约一区名)
     ★Staten
n.   斯塔顿(岛)
     ★span
n.   跨度
     ★cable
n.   缆索
     ★concrete
n.   混凝土
     ★suspend
v.   悬挂
     ★length
n.   根,段
     ★estimate
v.   估计
underestimate
overestimate
At a rough estimate,the car is worth 500 thousand RMB
estimation :判断
in my estimation
     ★capacity
n.   承受量
Are you clear about the capacity of the cinema?
做某事的能力
have a capacity for doing something
have a capacity to do ability
We have ability to finish the work in two days.
capability
have capability to do
have capability of doing
内在的潜能
faculty
competence: 胜任工作的能力、资格
     ★immensity
n.   巨大
     ★elegant
adj. 优美别致的
The lady is elegant.
graceful: 强调一个人的体型
elegant: 还表示人的举止很得体、大方
delicate: 精致的
     ★faintly
adv. 微细地
Listen to the tape then answer the question below.
听录音,然后回答以下问题。
How is the bridge supported?
    Verrazano, an Italian about whom little is known, sailed into New York Harbour in 1524 and named it Angouleme. He described it as 'a very agreeable situation located within two small hills in the midst of which flowed a great river.' Though Verrazano is by no means considered to be a great explorer, his name will probably remain immortal, for on November 21st, 1964, the longest suspension bridge in the world was named after him.
    The Verrazano Bridge, which was designed by Othmar Ammann, joins Brooklyn to Staten Island. It has a span of 4,260 feet. The bridge is so long that the shape of the earth had to be taken into account by its designer. Two great towers support four huge cables. The towers are built on immense underwater platforms make of steel and concrete. The platforms extend to a depth of over 100 feet under the sea. These alone took sixteen months to build. Above the surface of the water, the towers rise to a height of nearly 700 feet. They support the cables from which the bridge has been suspended. Each of the four cables contains 26,108 lengths of wire. It has been estimated that if the bridge were pac
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