The first report was that hundreds in the delta had died. But by the third day, estimates were that 40,000 people could be dead or missing, and perhaps one million might be left homeless. Bodies were floating in rivers that were mixed with ocean water. There was little fresh water and little food. For unknown reasons, the government was refusing most offers of international aid.
The cyclone had hit the capital of Myanmar with winds of 120 mph. It was as powerful as Hurricane Katrina, which in 2005 destroyed much of New Orleans. Katrina killed 1,800 people and left about 100,000 people homeless.
Meteorologists watched the cyclone closely and warned the Myanmar government about it two days before the cyclone hit the country. But the Myanmar government failed to warn citizens to prepare for the dangerous storm.
“We were in our hotel,” said an American tourist who was visiting the capital with his wife. “We could see the weather changing, but the locals didn’t seem to be worried. When the wind smashed the windows in our hotel room, we started worrying. The wind blew the rain and tree branches and other debris into our room. We went into the bathroom and got into the tub. We didn’t feel safe in the bathroom, but where could we go? The wind howled and things banged around forever. We thought we were going to die for sure. When the storm finally passed, we looked outside. We couldnt believe the destruction. Mostly all we could see was just water.” There was no telling when power would be restored or when roads would be usable. The Myanmar government was doing nothing to help matters. “That’s because they prefer that we all die,” said an angry survivor.
1. He makes an _________（尝试）to eat it, but it is clear from the look on his face that he finds the taste truly disgusting.
2. Now that Helen understood the key to language, she was very_________（渴望）to learn more and use it as much as she could.
3. Young women follow slimming diets to lose extra kilos in________（准备）for their wedding day.
4. Pliny wrote about a terrible volcanic eruption that he had _________（目击）as a young man.
5. He felt his daughter was mature enough and he didn’t want to _________（忽视）her opinion.
6. My luggage was （超重的）by five kilos.
7. Nothing can （弥补）the young mother for the loss of her son.
8. She won’t do what I ask her to do—She is very （固执的）.
9. I took many beautiful __________（照片）while travelling in Hainan.
10. Only after you _________（学得）a good knowledge of law can you become a lawyer.
My mother is a diligent and kind woman. She is very busy from morning till night. As a teacher, she works hard. 1 Both my brother and I love her dearly as she loves us.
My mother has been teaching math at a middle school in my hometown. She goes to work early in the morning and does not return home until late in the afternoon. 2 She treats them with patience and teaches them well. For her excellent quality and very good teaching results, she has been elected as a model teacher several times.
3 Every day, when she comes back home from work, she sets about doing housework, sweeping the living room and bedrooms or cleaning the furniture, and putting everything in good order. She seems to be busy all the time. As she has been very busy working every day, she looks older than her age. But she looks as cheerful and happy as ever. Mother never buys expensive dresses for herself, but she often buys some inexpensive but high quality clothes for us. ? 4 She just eats a plain meal outside when she is too busy to cook herself. She lives a busy yet simple life, without any complaints.
Often she says to us, “work while you work, and play while you play. That is the way to be happy and gay. If you do not work, you will become lazy and be of no use to society”. What a piece of good advice this is! 5 This advice of hers will always serve as a guide to my behavior. My mother is great indeed, and I always feel proud of her.
A. She enjoys listening to classic music.
B. As a mother, she takes good care of us and gives us every comfort.
C. She loves her students and cares for them.
D. She never goes to expensive restaurants to enjoy meals.
E. My mother is hard-working and never wastes money.
F. I never forget it and always bear it in my mind.
G. Can you tell us something about your mother?
An eight-year-old child heard her parents talking about her little brother. All she knew was that he was very sick and they had no money left. When she heard her daddy say to her __1__ mother with whispered desperation（绝望）, “__2__ a miracle can save him now”, the little girl went to her bedroom and took out her piggy bank. She __3__ all the change out on the floor and counted it carefully. Then she __4__ her way six blocks to the local drugstore.
“And what do you want?” asked the chemist.
“It’s __5__ my little brother,” the girl answered back. “He’s really, really sick and I want to buy a __6__. His name is Andrew and he has something __7__ growing inside his head and my daddy says only a miracle can save him.” “We don’t __8__ miracles here, child. I’m sorry,” the chemist said, smiling __9__ at the little girl.
In the shop was a __10__ customer. He bent down and asked the little girl, “What kind of miracle does your brother __11__?” “I don’t know,” she replied. “He’s really sick and mommy says he needs __12__. But my daddy can’t pay for it, so I have brought my __13__.”
“How much do you have?” asked the man.
“One dollar and eleven cents, __14__ I can try and get some more,” she answered quietly.
“Well, what a coincidence（巧合）,” smiled the man. “A dollar and eleven cents—the __15__ price of a miracle for little brothers. __16__ me to where you live. I want to see your brother and __17__ your parents.” That well-dressed man was Dr Carlton Armstrong, a surgeon. The operation was completed without __18__ and it wasn’t long before Andrew was __19__ again and doing well.
The little girl was happy. She knew exactly how much the miracle cost ... one dollar and eleven cents ... plus the __20__ of a little child.
1. A. tearful B. hopeful C. helpless D. kind
2. A. Simply B. Just C. Only D. More than
3. A. drew B. pulled C. put D. pushed
4. A. followed B. made C. gave D. found
5. A. to B. as C. for D. on
6. A. hope B. doctor C. favor D. miracle
7. A. bad B. small C. extra D. impossible
8. A. use B. offer C. sell D. store
9. A. roughly B. sadly C. strangely D. coldly
10. A. well-dressed B. kind-hearted C. well-behaved D. good-looking
11. A. have B. need C. care D. like
12. A. a doctor B. a surgeon C. an operation D. a kindness
13. A. savings B. wishes C. ideas D. suggestions
14. A. since B. as C. after D. but
15. A. same B. exact C. proper D. necessary
16. A. Show B. Help C. Take D. Follow
17. A. help B. encourage C. persuade D. meet
18. A. difficulty B. delay C. charge D. result
19. A. happy B. well C. strong D. home
20. A. cleverness B. faith C. courage D. devotion
My father took me out camping for the first time when I was seven. He wanted teach me about animals, insects and trees. My uncles all come along with bows and arrows for hunting.
One evening at sunset, we sat by the fire, have our barbecue. Just then a bird was flying over us. My uncles immediate jumped up and shot their arrows on the bird. Neither of the arrows hit the target. Suddenly the arrows was flying down at us from the sky — they were looked like rain! We ran to escape but fortunately no one was injured.
That day I didn’t learn much about animals, insects or trees, but I learnt a impressive lesson about gravity!
1. attempt 2. eager 3. preparation 4. witnessed 5. overlook
6. overweight 7. compensate 8. stubborn 9. photographs 10. acquire
1-5 ACBBC 6-10 DACBA 11-15 BCADB 16-20 CDCDB
1. 加to 2. come→came 3. have→having 4. immediate→immediately
5. on→at 6. Neither→None 7. was→were 8. 删除were或looked
9. and→but 10. a→an
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