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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #92025: Cruise and ships
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    Cruise and ships

    A cruise ship in the Caribbean Sea.


    I'm not a very good sailor
    I hope we won't have a rough crossing
    The sea was as smooth as a mill pond
    It's the worst disaster in the history of sailing
    Thirty passengers are missing
    The safety device was faulty
    They say he was swept away by the current

    Canal LockDry dockPassenger terminalOil terminal
    Customs houseWarehouseCraneFork-lift truck
    LighthouseTugCold shedTransit shed
    BridgeContainer-loading bridgeFloating crane Quay ramp


    Harbour master
    To drop anchor
    To weigh  anchor
    To moor
    To dock
    To board
    To disembark
    To set sail
    To get on board
    To be moored
    To cast off the mooring ropes
    To call at
    To go on cruise
    To cross the Channel
    To sail round the world
    To fly the flag

    Smooth, calm
    Big waves
    A heavy sea
    To be sea sick
    Life jackets
    A distress signal
    To lowers the boats
    To hit an iceberg
    A reef
    To capsize
    To sink
    To run ashore
    To be shipwrecked
    A wreck
    To be adrift
    To drown

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    1. A journey on the water is called a . The passage (or crossing) from France to England is a short one.
    2. The ship is moored in the harbour (or port) along the quay or .
    3. Passengers embark: they go on board over the .
    4. The ship in due time. The captain gives his orders from the bridge. In fair weather, it is best to stay on deck.
    5. If it is cool, one can sit in a deck-chair with a warm (or blanket) round one's legs.
    6. If there is some and rolling, one may become seasick. Not everyone is a good sailor! Some voyages are very long. From London to Singapore, for instance, a liner will have many ports of call where the passengers will be allowed to go ashore.
    7. When she reaches her destination, the ship docks and the disembarkment begins. Passengers must show their and pass through customs.
    8. The customs officer will ask them if they have anything to declare, because many articles like tobacco and , are subject to duty.
    9. About a hundred years ago in 1912, the Titanic was the biggest ship that was ever built. It was 269 meters long. The ship could carry more than 3000 passengers, but it only had twenty for 1178 people. There were 2207 people on the ship for its maiden voyage. Unfortunately, on the night of April 14, 1912, the Titanic struck an iceberg and sank.
    10. At the moment, the Oasis of the Seas is the and largest passenger ship ever built by gross tonnage and passenger capacity. Length: 360m, Breadth: 60m, Height: 72m above the water line. Recently, the cruise ship Costa Concordia partially sank on the night of 13 January 2012 after hitting a reef. Thirty people are known to have died.

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