小伙救4人 海上漂12小时后获救 Chinese man rescues four, drifts on sea for 12 hours
A young man from Xinyang(信阳) city of Henan(河南) province was applauded(称赞) by Chinese netizens for his bravery(勇敢) and amazing acts(行为) of kindness(善良) when two tour boats capsized off Phuket in southern Thailand on Thursday afternoon, Sina.com reported.
Zhang Haofeng(张皓峰) and his fiancée Meng Ying were on their pre-marriage trip(旅行) aboard one of the boats. According to Meng and other witnesses, when the boat started sinking, Zhang, who's a good swimmer, first escorted Meng to a lifeboat(救生艇); then he gave his surfboard to an elderly couple and pushed them with all his strength to the lifeboat. But he himself could not get on the lifeboat as it was fully loaded.
He managed to survive(幸存) on the sea thanks to a floating ball he found later. While he was drifting(漂浮), he saved another man from drowning(溺水) by pulling him to the floating ball and they drifted together. After floating on the sea for 12 hours, they arrived at an island the next morning and were rescued by a fishing boat(渔船).
During his ordeal he was bitten by many jellyfishes(水母) and rushed to local hospital in Thailand.
[chēng zàn] 称赞 applaud
[piāo fú] 漂浮 float
[nì shuǐ] 溺水 drowning
[xìng cún] 幸存 survive
[yǒng gǎn] 勇敢 bravery
[shàn liáng] 善良 kindness
[lǚ xíng] 旅行 travel
[jiùshēng tǐng] 救生艇 lifeboat
[xíng wéi] 行为 act
重点词汇 Key word:
漂 <动词 v.>
[piāo] Float; drift
E.g. Xiǎochuán piāo zài shuǐmiàn shàng。
A small boat was floating on the water.
E.g. Zhèxiē chènshān zhìshǎo yào piǎoxǐ sāncì。
Give the shirts at least three rinses.