蘋果派生活美語 鐵達尼號沉沒事故(二)

出版時間 2022/04/22
蘋果派生活美語。圖片提供Robert Mullan / Shutterstock.com
蘋果派生活美語。圖片提供Robert Mullan / Shutterstock.com

The Sinking of the Titanic

鐵達尼號沉沒事故

Over 100 years later, we are still learning painful lessons from the Titanic. Oil spills, nuclear accidents, and space shuttle explosions have all been caused by simple mistakes. As in the case of the Titanic, these advanced technologies gave people the false belief that they couldn’t fail. As a result, they were not able to avoid the disaster. The Titanic tragedy is still a reminder that no matter how impressive a technology is, poor decision making or planning can still lead to horrible consequences.

一百多年後,我們仍從鐵達尼號汲取慘痛的教訓。石油外洩、核子事故和太空梭爆炸都是由簡單的錯誤造成的。就像鐵達尼號的事件一樣,這些先進的技術讓人們誤以為他們不會失敗。因此,他們無法避免災難。鐵達尼號的悲劇仍然提醒著人們,無論一項科技多麼令人驚艷,糟糕的決策或計畫仍然會導致可怕的後果。

生活必備字詞:

explosion n. 爆炸

Incredibly, no one was killed in the horrible explosion.

advanced a. 先進的

consequence n. 結果,後果

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