英语口语外教一对一：Island Dangers 岛上可能遇到的危险
Nick: Is there any natural disasters which happen?
Cheryl: Yeah, there’s plenty of natural disasters.Guam is actually right on the coast of a reefformation called the Mariana’s trench andunderneath, in this trench is the lowest part of theworld, the deepest part of the world.
Cheryl: Yeah, so we joke about it. We joke that Guam’s highest mountain, Mt. Lan Lan isactually the highest mountain in the world if you count off from its base which is in the Marianastrench, the lowest part of the world.
Nick: Wow, that’s amazing! So there must be good diving if you talk about barrier reefs.
Cheryl: Yeah, there’s plenty of good diving. It’s got really great diving like you would find inHawaii or in the Great Barrier Reef. And many, many tourists from all over Asia come to Guamto scuba dive because of their great spots. It’s the closest US soil they can get to.
Nick: Ah, I see. But in Australia in the Great Barrier Reefs, there’s lots of dangerous animals. Isthat the case in Guam as well?
Cheryl: Well, actually that’s funny you should ask, there has been a recent article about a guyin Guam, a very young guy who was scuba diving, and he got stung by a lion fish, but that isthe extent of the dangerous animals of Guam. You’d have to go out into the deep sea to findmore dangerous animals. But I think the most dangerous ones we have are quite small —things like the lion fish which I just mentioned, he just got stung, but it wasn’t anythingterrible. We do have reef sharks, but they are not great white sharks so they are quite smalland smaller poisonous things like trigger fish, those you just have to be careful aboutwhenever you are scuba diving, but other than that there’s not much dangers in the sea.