Reading and vocabulary
1.Chech the meaning of the words. Suggested answers:1 b 2 a 3 a Read the passages on page 23and answer th
ese questions. 1.How strong are tornado winds? 2.What can happen to furniture when a house is destroyed by a tornado? 3.How many tornados are there in the US every year? About 800.
More than 400 km/h.
It stays where it was.
4.How many people died in the worst tornado of all
5.what happens at sea during a hurricane? It has huge waves. 6.When was the worst hurricane of all time? 8th September,1900. 7.Was the actor Charles Coghlan killed in it? No,he wasn’t. 8.What happened to him after the hurricane? His coffin was droppped in the sea by a huurricane and carried to Canada by the Culf Stream.
3.Find the words and expressions on the passages and match them with the definitions.
bury disaster feathers fur occur tropical
1.you can see this on an animal _________ fur 2.describing the hottest parts of the earth,north tropical and south of the equator _________ disaster 3.a terrible event _________ 4.you can see these on a bird _________ feathers bury 5.to place in the ground or tomb _________ 6.to happen _______ __ occur
3.Complete these sentences with the verbs from the box.Use the past perfect passive ,if necessary. p24 destroy die falll flood kill
1.After the earthquake,they discovered that several people________________________________ had been killled/had died 2.when the hurricane eended,several buildings in the town___________________________. down had been destroyed/had fallen 3.His illage___________________________________ had been floooded/had been destroyed in the heavy rain,so he moved to his parents’house. 4.when she woke up,she found that her house____________________by the thonderstorm. had been destroyed 5.Arthur was unhappy because some of his animals_______________________________. had been killed/had died
?我丈夫将开车去接你。（pick up） ?我们同意永不提及这件事。（refer to） ?他平均每周大约赚五百元。（on average） ?昨天晚上到我回家时，我儿子已经睡着了。（by the time） ?据说那起车祸是在深夜发生的。（occur） ?棉花容易着火。（catch fire） ?那家商店被化为灰烬。（ash） ?他本周有可能到北京去吗？ (possibility) ?幸运的是，他没有把这事告诉老师。(luckily) ?那棵小树在风中来回地摇动着。(side to side) Key: ?My husband will pick you up in his car ?We agreed never to refer to the matter again. ?On average, he earns 500 yuan a week. ?By the time I came home last night, my son had already fallen asleep. ?They say that the traffic accident occurred at midnight. ?Cotton catches fire easily. ?The shop was burnt to ashes. ?Is there any possibility that he will go to Beijing this week?=Is there any possibility of his going to Beijing this week? ?Luckily, she didn’t tell it to the teacher. ?The young tree is moving from side to side in the wind.
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