Travelling by Ship
867.The ship is about to start. Let's go on board.
868. Is there a daily passenger ship to Dalian？
869. Look！The ship is lifting anchor.
870. How many ports do me call at on our passage to Dalian？
871.The ship is rolling and pitching now.
872. You look pale. Are you seasick？
873. I have some tablets for seasickness.
874.The sea is very rough.
875. I'm afraid I'm going to be sick.
876. Maybe we'll be in port before long.
877. A sea trip is always enjoyable in fine weather like this.
A：The ship is about to start. Let's go on board.
B：All right. （passing up the gangway）
A：Where is our cabin？
B：Cabin No. 3，the upper deck. It's near amid ship.
A：Here we are. There're four berths，two upper berths and two lower berths.
B：Which is your berth？
A：The upper one.
B：Let's go for a walk on the deck.
A：OK. Is there a daily passenger ship to Dalian？
A：When does this ship 1eave？
A：How many days does it take to Dalian？
B：About two days. It arrives in Dalian at 6∶00p. m. The day after tomorrow. Look！The ship is lifting anchor.
A：How many ports do we call at on our passage to Dalian？
A：The ship is going very fast.
B：Perhaps she makes about 25 knots an hour.
A：Ah，there is a small boat coming towards us.
B：And she is signaling to us.
A：The weather doesn't look very good. look at all those clouds over there.
B：Yes，the wind is beginning to blow but the radio said the weather would be fine today.
A：The wind is blowing hard. It's started to rain. There's going to be a storm.
B：The ship is rolling and pitching now. You look pale. Are you seasick？
A：I don't feel very good.
B：I have some tablets for seasickness.
A：They give me no help at all.
B：Then we'd better go back to our cabin.
A：The sea is very rough. I get terribly seasick. I'm afraid
I'm going to be sick.
B：Go to bed and shut your eyes. It will be all right. The storm will be over soon. （The wind is dropping and the clouds are breaking. ）
B：Well，the storm is over，the sea's calming down. How do you feel？
A：I feel much better now.
B：I see a red light off our bows.
A：Is that a light house？
B：Yes，may be we'll be in port before long.
A：How long does this ship lie at anchor here？
B：Half an hour.
A：It is going to dock. Let's go ashore to buy some local and special products.
（Austin is taking a boat trip to Tasamnia. He and his friendare strolling on the deck. ）
A：Nice day，isn't it？
B：Yes，it couldn't be better！A sea trip is always enjoyable in fine weather like this.
A：I hope it will remain fine all the way.
B：So do I. It can be very rough，though. Is this your first voyage in Australia？
A：Yes. How long does it take to get to Tasmania？
B：The ship is making about thirty knots per hour，so we should arrive there within ten hours.
A：I'm glad it's not very long.
B：Do you get seasick？
A：Usually not. But I don't know how I'd fee1 if the ship was pitching and rolling.
B：In that case，better eat some solid food. Don't drink any liquids.
A：Is that the best remedy？
B：That helped me an uncomfortable voyage.
A：Thank you for your advice. It's a bit chilly，isn't it？
B：Are you feeling cold？Would you like to come with me tomy cabin for a beer？
A：Thank you. It's nice of you to invite me.
Words and Expressions
pass up the gangway 上船
amidship ad. 在船舰中部
（to）calm down 平静下来
bows n. 船头
remedy n. 补救（法），疗法