I was nearly asleep in my seat when I heard this announcement:
“Folks, this is the captain speaking from the cockpit. We are experiencing a lot of turbulence and I’m turning on the fasten seatbelt sign. Please remain in your seats.”
“各位，现在是驾驶舱里机长讲话 。我们正在经历很大的颠簸，我正在打开安全带指示灯 。请各位在座位上做好 。”
I didn’t think anything of it until a few minutes later when I heard this announcement:
“This is your captain speaking again. Due to extreme weather conditions, we may need to make an emergency landing. The cabin crew will review the emergency procedures, and give you instructions on how to use the floatation devices and the oxygen masks. Please stay calm.”
“机长再次广播 。由于极端天气，我们可能需要紧急迫降 。机组人员将检查应急程序，并指导各位乘客如何使用漂浮装置和氧气面罩 。请大家不要慌乱 。”
This is when I started to freak out. What if we crash-land? What if we dive into the ocean? Who would rescue us here in the middle of nowhere?
Then, I heard this announcement:
“Ladies and gentlemen, this is the captain again. It seems that we had an instrument malfunction, and no emergency landing will be necessary. Sorry to alarm you, and please go back to sleep.”
“女士们，先生们，还是机长广播 。可能是我们的仪器出现了故障，没有必要紧急着陆 。对不起，打扰各位了，请大家继续休息吧 。”
Go back to sleep?! Is he kidding? How can anyone sleep after that?! I’m still watching my life flash before my eyes!
1.a lot of 很多
He must have a lot of courage.
2.freak out 崩溃
So you’re super busy, totally tired, and ready to freak out.
3.emergency landing 紧急着陆
The aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing because of an engine failure.
4.Go back to 返回
You have to go back to work.