必修 5 Unit1 课文语法填空
JOHH SHOW DEFEATS “KING CHOLERA” John Snow was a famous doctor in London - so expert, indeed, _______ he attended Queen Victoria _______ her personal physician. But he
became __________( inspire) when he thought about helping ordinary people ___________( expose) to cholera. This was the deadly disease of its day. Neither its cause nor its cure was____________( understand). So many thousands of __________( terrify) people died every time there was an outbreak. John Snow wanted to face the challenge and solve this problem. He knew that cholera would never be ___________( control) until its cause was _________(find). He became ____________(interesting) in two theories that___________( possible) explained how cholera killed people. The first suggested _________ cholera multiplied in the air. A cloud of dangerous gas floated around until it ________(find) its victims. The second suggested that people absorbed this disease _______ their bodies with their meals. From the stomach the disease quickly attacked the body and soon the ___________( affect) person died. John Snow suspected that the second theory was correct ________ he needed evidence. So when another outbreak _______( hit) London in 1854, he was ready to begin his enquiry. As the disease _________( spread) quickly through poor neighbourhoods, he began to gather information. In two particular streets, the cholera outbreak was so severe that more than 500 people died in ten days. He was ______________( determine) to find out why. First he marked on a map the exact places where all the dead people ______________( live). This gave him a __________( value) clue about the cause of the
disease. Many of the __________(die) were near the water pump in Broad Street (especially numbers 16, 37, 38 and 40). He also noticed that some houses (such as 20 and 21 Broad Street and 8 and 9 Cambridge Street) had had no deaths. He had not foreseen this, so he made further _______________( investigate). He discovered that these people worked in the pub at 7 Cambridge Street. They___________________(give) free beer and so had not drunk the water from the pump. It seemed that the water was _______________( blame). Next, John Snow looked ________ the source of the water for these two streets. He found that it came from the river ____________( pollute) by the dirty water from London. He immediately told the ______________( astonish) people in Broad Street to remove the handle _________ the pump so that it could not __________(use). Soon afterwards the disease slowed down. He had shown that cholera _____________( spread) by germs and not in a cloud of gas. In another part of London, he found ____________( support) evidence from two other deaths that ___________(link) to the Broad Street outbreak. A woman, who had moved away from Broad Street, liked the water from the pump so much that she had it ____________ (deliver) to her house every day. Both she and her daughter died _______ cholera after drinking the water. With this extra evidence John Snow was able to announce ________ certainty that ____________( pollute) water carried the virus. _________________ (prevent) this from happening again, John Snow suggested that the source of all the water supplies _______________( examine). The water companies ___________________( instruct) not to expose people to polluted water any more. Finally "King Cholera" __________________( defeat).
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