Teens are rescued after getting lost in Grand Canyon for five days surviving with no water and two granola bars
・Rowan Fitch and Reese McMichael, both 18, were rescued by rangers on Sunday
・The two teenagers spent five days lost in the Grand Canyon in Arizona
・They had taken a day hike to the bottom of the canyon but lost their way
・The recent high school graduates had no water and only two granola bars
・They drank water from puddles, slept on the ground and hid in the shade
・On the fifth day, they were able to successfully wave down a helicopter
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” a food made of baked grains, nuts, and dried fruit, usually eaten in the morning “ 記載されていますね。
She had a bowl of granola with yogurt for breakfast.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” someone who has finished their studies at a high school, college, or university “ 記載されていますね。
a high school graduate
a Cambridge graduate
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” a small pool of liquid on the ground, especially from rain ” と記載されていますね。
You have to step around the puddles in the street after a rain shower.
wave down (phrasal verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to make a driver stop their vehicle by waving your arms up and down ” と記載されていますね。
If a car comes along, wave it down.
Two teenagers were rescued after getting lost in the Grand Canyon for five days, surviving with no water and just two granola bars.
Rowan Fitch and Reese McMichael, both 18, were on a road trip traveling from Jacksonville, Florida, to the west coast to start college last week.
They decided to take a detour and hike to the bottom of the Grand Canyon but got lost, having no water and just two granola bars to share between the two of them.
For five days the boys wandered through the harsh landscape, drinking water out of puddles and sleeping on the ground before they were rescued on Sunday.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” a way of going from one place to another that is not the shortest or usual way ” と記載されていますね。
We made a detour through the mountains.
He made a detour around the outskirts of the city.
You’re advised to take a detour to avoid the road construction.
We made a little detour to drop Sarah off on the way home.
One evening we detoured to Crystal Bay to watch the sunset.
We had to detour around the flooded road.
To wander (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to travel from place to place, especially on foot, without a particular direction or purpose ” というふうに記載されていますね。
He wandered the countryside, looking for his son.
My sister likes wandering around the city at night.
Jim wandered into the kitchen to make breakfast.
We spent the morning wandering around the old part of the city.
The lost child wandered the streets for hours.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” unpleasant, unkind, cruel, or more severe than is necessary ” と記載されていますね。
the harsh environment of the desert
The children had had a harsh upbringing.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” an area of land that is beautiful to look at or that has a particular type of appearance ” と記載されていますね。
a green, rural landscape
the rugged landscape of the Peak District
As we journeyed south, the landscape became drier and rockier.
Fitch posted a photo of the two friends covered in dirt and recovering in a rescue helicopter on Instagram.
He wrote: ‘My best friend Resse McMichael and I getting rescued after spending 5 days stranded in the Grand Canyon.
‘For 5 days we rationed 2 granola bars and drank water out of a puddle on the ground, we had no tent or sleeping bags either, we just slept on the ground.
‘I’m extremely proud of Reese for his display of mental toughness and perseverance, also thank you to the park rangers for saving our lives!’
The boys got lost when they decided to wander off the trail in order to have a look around and to have lunch, Fitch said to News 4 Jax.
He added to the news station: ‘We’re hiking up the mountain, and all the sudden we just can’t see where the trail is going anymore. It kind of just disappears.’
To cover (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to be all over a surface or object ” と記載されていますね。
His clothes were covered in mud.
All the furniture was covered with dust.
The bandages were covered with/in blood.
To recover (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to become completely well again after an illness or injury ” と記載されていますね。
It took her a long time to recover from/after her heart operation.
He never really recovered from the shock of his wife dying.
I haven’t fully recovered from that flu I had.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” left somewhere with no way of going anywhere else ” と記載されていますね。
Hundreds of passengers were left stranded at the airport.
He left me stranded in town with no car and no money for a bus.
If the tide comes in, we’ll be stranded on these rocks.
During the storm, stranded passengers slept at the airport.
To ration (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to limit the amount of a particular thing that someone is allowed to have: ” と記載されていますね。その副詞です。
The government has rationed sugar
During the strike, petrol had to be rationed.
During the oil shortage, petrol was rationed.
My children would watch television all day long, but I ration it.
Even their clothing is rationed.
They spent the next few hours trying to find their way back up the canyon but the path kept getting steeper and at that point they knew they could be in trouble.
Fitch and McMichael had both ran out of water on the first day and they realized they each only had one granola bar.
Fitch said: ‘Each day we would eat a piece of it. We found this little puddle on the ground. It looked somewhat clean.’
With temperatures reaching up to 100 degrees Fahrenheit, they decided to conserve their energy by staying in the shade and stop walking.
Fitch added: ‘We had phones, but there’s no cell for service down in the canyon. You just start to think “what happens if no one comes to get us?”
‘What happens if they don’t even know we’re missing?’
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” (of a slope) rising or falling at a sharp angle: ” と記載されていますね。
It’s a steep climb to the top of the mountain, but the view is worth it.
The castle is set on a steep hill/hillside.
It was a steep climb out of the valley.
The train slowed as it went up a steep incline.
There’s a very steep slope just before you reach the top of the mountain.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to some degree but not to a large degree ” と記載されていますね。
The resort has changed somewhat over the last few years.
She’s somewhat more confident than she used to be.
We were somewhat tired after our long walk.
I was somewhat disappointed.
Washington, D.C., is somewhat smaller than Baltimore.
To conserve (verb)
Macmillanm Dictionaryによると” to use very little of something such as electricity or water so that it is not wasted ” と記載されていますね。
I’m not being lazy – I’m just conserving my energy for later.
To conserve electricity, we are cutting down on our heating.
The boys waited five days until they spotted a helicopter in the distance.
They used tree branches and blew a whistle to get the aircraft to spot them.
Fitch said: ‘I’m a lifeguard, so I have this big whistle it is bright orange and I was blowing it. We were waving branches at them.
‘It was euphoric. Me and my friend were both crying tears of happiness.’
When asked if he would go back to the spot where he was stranded for nearly a week, Fitch said to the news outlet: ‘At the Grand Canyon? At least not for a while.
‘If I do ever hike in the Grand Canyon again, I’m going to go with a guide. And I’m going to tell people where I went.’
To spot (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to notice someone or something “ 記載されていますね。
I’ve just spotted Mark – he’s over there, near the entrance.
If you spot any mistakes in the article just mark them with a pencil.
Hugh was spotted by local police and had to leave quickly.
Darryl spotted a woodpecker high on the tree.
in/into the distance
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” at/to a place that is very far from where you are, although you can still see or hear things there ” と記載されていますね。
On a clear day you can see the temple in the distance.
We could see the mountains in the distance.
To blow (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to make a current of air, or to move something or be moved with a current of air: “という意味があります。
If your soup’s too hot, blow on it.
She picked up a book and blew the dust off it.
The wind blew over a garbage can (= pushed it down on its side).
We brought in the birthday cake and watched Lisa blow out the candles.
We blew 12 balloons up for Charles’ party.
The letter blew away and I had to run after it.
I blew the dust off the books.
To wave (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to raise your hand and move it from side to side as a way of greeting someone, telling someone to do something, or adding emphasis to an expression: ” と記載されていますね。
She waved at her parents as the bus pulled away.
I waved to/at him from the window but he didn’t see me.
Mary waved at the man but he didn’t seem to notice.
Cambrdige Dictionaryによると” extremely happy and excited “というふうに記載されていますね。
a euphoric mood
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