Episode 1 "Disaster Runway"/"Deadly Reputation"/"Nightmare Runway"
NARRATOR: Every flight begins and ends here, a strip of asphalt scorched by jet engines and marred with rubber. But not all runways are created equal. One of the world's most notorious is runway 35L at Congonhas Airport in Brazil.
MAN: It could surprise you at any moment.
NARRATOR: In July 2007, TAM Airlines flight 3054 becomes its latest victim.
F/O: Decelerate. Decelerate!
CAPTAIN: It can't, it can't!
NARRATOR: The runway claims 199 lives. It would be carefully scrutinized, its history revealed. Investigators desperately need to know why runway 35L is so dangerous...
NARRATOR: ...before more lives are lost.
1. strip* n. 狭长(地带或水域)；(纸、布或食物的)条
【示例】a strip of material; a narrow strip of water; airstrip; landing strip; wear strip
【例 句】With only one eye, he's unable to gauge depth as he speeds towards the narrow, rain-soaked strip of grass. 他只有一只眼有视力，无法感知深度，就这么飞向了浸透雨水的狭窄草地。(S11E11中美洲航空)
2. asphalt n. 沥青；柏油
3. scorch* vt. 烧焦 n. 烧焦；焦痕
【示例】scorching flames; scorch marks
4. mar vt. 损毁；损伤；玷污
5. notorious adj. 声名狼藉的，臭名昭著的
6. claim vt. 夺走(生命)[正式]
【例 句】It's been over a year since a plane crash claimed the life of Polish president Lech Kaczyński. 波兰总统莱赫·卡钦斯基坠机身亡已经一年有余。(S12E10波兰总统专机)
7. scrutinize* vt. 仔细检查
【例句】It would be scrutinized more closely than any other piece of debris. 它将受到比其他残骸更仔细的检查。(S07E01断三截)
The experts scrutinize the available evidence more closely and are faced with a shockingexplanation about what happened. 专家深入分析现有证据，得出事故原委的一个惊人解释。(S14E11马航370)
8. reveal* vt. 揭露；泄露
【例句】Now with cutting-edge computer technology, we reveal exactly what went wrong. 现在我们将借助先进的计算机技术揭露意外的原委。(重返危机现场OP)
Reading in Depth
 be created equal（equal形容词作状语）
 ...its history revealed.（独立主格结构）