Captain Nemo invited me and my friends to go hunting with him in the forests of Crespo Island. I asked him why he was so interested in Crespo Island. “I thought you preferred the sea to being on land.” “I do,” replied the captain. “But these forests are under the sea.”
After going through a door, we were about ten meters under the water. The light from the sun reached us. Everything looked very colourful. We were going deeper and deeper. At 100 meters deep, we could see quite well, and Captain Nemo stopped and pointed to some dark shapes. This was the forest. “The trees” in the forest were giant seaweed, and all their “branches” were vertical(垂直的). We could not stop looking at them. Fish swam around the branches like birds in a forest.
Suddenly, I saw a large sea spider about a meter tall. It was going to attack me. Captain Nemo's man killed it with his gun, but it reminded me that the sea could be as dangerous as it was beautiful. When we reached 150 meters, it was dark. The sun's light could not reach this depth. We turned our lights. We could see about 20meters around us. Finally, we found Crespo Island—where a steep rock wall rose in front of us.
We could go no further, so we walked back toward the Nautilus. Suddenly, Captain Nemo stopped and shot an animal with his gun, it was a beautiful and rare sea otter. At last, we could see the Nautilus. Several large sharks swam over us. Luckily they didn't see us. We re-entered the Nautilus safely. I was tired but amazed by what I had seen.
1.The writer thought Captain Nemo preferred ________.
A.the forest on land B.the sea C.the land D.the Nautilus
2.What do "The tress" in Paragraph3 refer to?
A.Birds B.Giant seaweed C.Fish D.Branches
3.When they reached 150meters, how could they see things around?
A.With the help of the sun's light
B.The rock's light helped them
C.They used their own lights
D.With the help of the light from the Nautilus
4.According to the passage, which is the correct order?
①Captain Nemo's man killed a sea spider.
②The men returned to the Nautilus.
③The men went to the forest.
④Captain Nemo invited us to go hunting.
⑤Captain Nemo shot an otter.
5.What is the best title of the story?
A.A visit to a Sea Forest B.Rocks Under the Sea
C.Captain Nemo and the Nautilus D.Attacked by Giant Spiders
As the days get hotter, we can stay inside and turn on the air conditioning to stay comfortable. But do you know that in ancient China, people used a different kind of "air conditioning"?
Starting from the Qin Dynasty, royal and rich families began to store ice during winter. As summer began, they used ice to cool their homes. People would put a container with many ice cubes inside of it in their rooms. Servants would fan the containers to create cool air.
But common people couldn't store ice. So they spent hot days near wells. Some people would keep their food in empty wells. The wells would keep the food cool and fresh, just like a refrigerator.
Chinese people also made their own summer drinks, such as well water and drinks made from herbs(草药). It is said that Kublai Khan—emperor of the Yuan Dynasty—liked drinking milk with ice an(sweet candy. Some people believe that it was the world's first ice cream.
Title: Air conditioning in 1. China
Royal and 2.families
They stored ice in 3.and put containers 4.ice in their rooms when summer began.
Servants 5. the containers to make cool air.
They would stay near wells 7. of in rooms during hot days.
To 8. food going bad, people put it in 9. wells.
Chinese people used well water or herbs to make summer drinks.
It is said that Kublai Khan liked drinking milk with ice and sweet candy. It might be the 10. ice cream.
Every year, wildfires destroy much forest land. Homes are broken down, and thousands of people die. Smokejumpers are helping to stop this.
Smokejumpers are a special kind of firefight. They jump from planes into areas that difficult to reach by car or on foot, such as the middle of a mountain forest. They race to put out fires as fast as they can.
At a fire site, smokejumpers first examine the land and decide how to fight the fire. Their main goal is to stop fire from spreading. Using basic tools such as shovels and axes, smokejumpers clear land of burnable material like plants and other dry material. They carry water with them too, but only a limited amount.
Although most smokejumpers are men, more women are joining. Most important are your weight and height. Smokejumpers employed in the U. S. For example, must be 54 to 91 kilograms, so they don't get blown by the strong winds or get hurt when they land.
Smokejumpers must own necessary qualities to survive in the wilderness. In Russia, many smokejumpers know how to find food in the forest and even make simple furniture from trees.
The work is dangerous, the hours are long. But for these firefighters, smokejumpers isn't just a job. They love being able to jump out of planes, fight fires and live in the forest. As 28-year-old Russian smokejumpers Alexi Tishin says, “This is the best job for tough guys.”
1.What are smokejumpers?
2.Where do they jump from?
3.What's their main goal?
4.Why should they have proper weight?
5.What do you think of working as a smokejumpers?
Once, while a king was hunting in the forest, night fell earlier than he thought. The king and his guards could not find their way back to the p1.. After hours of hiking, they saw a light glowing in the distance. They headed toward it.
The glowing light came from a small house t2.belonged to an old man. The h3. warmly invited all of them to stay for the night and took good care of them. Before leaving, the king invited the old man to the palace to repay him for his k4..
Sometime later, the old man a5.at the palace. The king was very happy to see him and wanted to give the old man his favourite singing bird. The king was happy to repay the old man for his good deed with such a v6.gift.
On a7.trip to the forest, the king surprised the old man with a visit. In the middle of conversation, the king asked the old man how the b8.was.
"Oh, the bird?" the old man r9.,"It was delicious. As soon as I got home, I treated m10. to it. "
The story tells us that we should never cast our pearl before swine. It is necessary to be careful when giving gifts.
2020,不平凡的开篇。随着一场突如其来的新冠肺炎疫情席卷全国,亿万民众团结一心,共克时艰。你发现生活中处处充满着爱,有父母的爱,有老师的爱,有同学的爱,有朋友的爱……请以"Love Around Me(我身边的爱)"为题,写一篇短文。内容要点如下:
There is lots of love around me in my everyday life. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________