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drift • good cry • infection
deranged • make it out
  1. They did not of the burning building.
  2. She got an from swimming in polluted water.
  3. He threw the bottle into the sea so it would to another place.
  4. That man is . Don't talk to him.
  5. You always feel tired yet refreshed after a .
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1144 Shipwrecked Part 2

Jeff talks about how he and his brothers survied a scary encounter while at sea.

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Vocabulary notes (text only) explain key vocabulary and phrases from the interview.


We drifted with the current.

When you drift, you are carried or moved my wind or water current. Note the following:

  1. Our boat drifted to the other side of the lake.
  2. He let the balloon go and it drifted down the street.

a good hard cry

When I reached land I had a good hard cry.

A good hard cry is when someone cries with strong emotion and a lot of tears. Note the following:

  1. He has a good hard cry after his dog died.
  2. The survivors had a good hard cry once they realized there were still alive.


He got a blood infection.

An infection happens when some disease causing elements enters the body. Note the following:

  1. I cut my hand and it got infected.
  2. You need to clean the wound so it does not get infected.


The captain was a bit deranged.

When someone is deranged, that means they are crazy or mentally ill. Note the following:

  1. The woman was really old and a little deranged.
  2. The movie is about a deranged homeless man.

make it out

You made it out.

When you 'make it out' of someplace or situation that means you can leave without any damage. Note the following:

  1. Three firemen made it out of the burning building but one did not make it out.
  2. He just made it out of our house after the earthquake hit.