Chelsea & Vicky
American President Theodore Roosevelt quickly took over where the French crew had left off. He bought the canal property and sent a team of workers to finish the project. Led by John Stevens, the American team got rid of the mosquitoes. This effort helped the team of nearly 40,000 workers to stay healthy and productive. The team used gigantic steam shovels to make a path for the canal. But even with the help of such large equipment, the work progressed slowly.
Finally, after nearly 10 years of non-stop digging, the canal successfully opened in 1914. The story didn’t make the headlines, though. The public was focused on World War 1, Therefore the canal wasn’t dedicated until July 12, 1920. Since the canal first opened, more than 960,000 ships have traveled through it. The Panama Canal has become an important link in global shipping. A journey
that took weeks now takes hours.
Dedicated ;You use dedicated to describe something that is made, built, or designed for one particular purpose or thing; 為(建築物等)舉行落成典禮
Ken & Ashley
英文有許多不可數名詞 像 equipment 是指所有的裝備不可加 s
Luggage, candy如果要數的話,有一個很好的字 piece
a piece of candy
three pieces of luggage
five pieces of equipment
你可用 jobs, tasks, projects, chores 來表示不同的工作項目
A lot of homework, forniture
views 視野 是可數的
The story didn’t make the headlines…
headlines; the title of a newspaper article
make; to become or be treated as important news
to make the headlines
The young girl’s darling attempt to rescue a horse in a burning barn made the headlines.
The politician’s son made the headlines when he was caught driving without a license.
The camera crew already set up their equipment in the press conference room.
The cabin crew started their service after the captain made the announcement.
A is a small room in a ship or boat .
[C + singular or plural verb] a group of people who work together, especially all those who work on and operate a ship, aircraft, etc.
an ambulance/lifeboat crew
a TV/film/camera crew
The aircraft has/carries a crew of seven.
See also: aircrew
productive (adj) 生產的;效率高的;成效高的
product (n) 產品
a productive land 產量豐富的土地
The meeting was very productive. A lot of important decisions were made.
headline (n) 頭條新聞;報紙的頭板
The couple‘s wedding was in the headlines of the newspaper today.
make the headlines 成為頭條新聞
The scandal surrounding the mayor made today’s headlines.