Unit 3 Under the sea 语法填空练习
I was 16 1._________ I began work in June 1902 at the whaling station. I 2.__________(hear) of the killers that every year helped whalers catch
huge whales. I thought, at the time, that this was just a story 3._________ then I witnessed it 4.________ my own eyes many times. 5.________ the afternoon I arrived at the station, as I was sorting 6._________ my accommodation, I heard a loud noise 7._________(come) from the bay. We ran down to the shore in time 8._________ (see)an enormous animal opposite us throwing 9._________ out of the water and then 10._________(crash) down again. It was black and white and fish-shaped. Without 1.__________ (pause)we jumped into the boat 2.__________ the other whalers and headed out into the bay. I looked down into the water and could see Old Tom 3.__________ (swim) by 4._______ boat, showing us the way. A few minutes 5.__________ (late), there was no Tom, 6.________ George started beating the water with his oar 7.________ there was Tom, 8._________ (circle) back to the boat, 9.__________ (lead) us to the hunt again. 1.__________ (use) a telescope we could see that something was 2.__________ (happen). As we drew 3.__________ (close), I could see a whale 4.__________ (attack) by a pack of about six other killers. The killers over there are throwing 5._________ on top of the whale's blow-hole to stop it 6.__________ (breath). And those others are stopping it diving or fleeing out to sea. George told me, 7.__________ (point) towards the hunt. And just at that moment, 8.______ most extraordinary thing happened. The killers started racing 9.__________ our boat and whale just like a pack of excited dogs. 10.__________ Old Tom and other killers were fierce hunters, they never harmed or attacked people. In fact, they protected them. There was one day when we were out in the bay during a hunt and James was washed 11.__________ the boat. The sea was rough that day 1._________ it was difficult 2.__________ (handle) the boat. The waves were carrying James further and further away from us. From James's face, I could see he was 3.__________ (terrify) of being abandoned by us. Then suddenly I saw a shark. 4._______ took over half 5.______ hour to get the boat back to James, and when we approached him, I saw James 6.__________ (hold) up in the water by Old Tom. I couldn't believe my eyes. There were shouts of "Well done, Old Tom" and "Thank God" 7._________ we pulled James back into the boat. And then Old Tom was off and back to the hunt 8.__________ the other killers were still attacking the whale.
Unit 4 Sharing 语法填空练习
A Letter home
Dear Rosemary, Thanks for your letter, from you. I know you are 1._________ took a fortnight to arrive. It was wonderful 2.________(hear)
3.__________(die) to hear all about my life here, so I've included some photos 4._________. 5.______
which will help you picture the places I talk
You asked about my high school. Well, it's a bush school- the classrooms are made bamboo and the roofs of grass.
6._______ takes me only a few minutes to walk to school down a muddy
track. 7._______ I reach the school grounds there are lots of "good morning" for me from the boys. Many of them have walked a long way, sometimes up to two hours, to get to school. 8._________ is no electricity or water and even no textbooks 10._____________(adapt) these conditions. 9._________. I am still trying to
11._____________, one thing is for sure, I have become more
12.___________(imagine) in my teaching. Science is my most challenging subject as my students have no concept 13._____ doing experiments. In fact there is no 14.____________(equip), and if I need water I
have to carry 15._______ from my house in a bucket! The other day I 16.____________(show) the boys the weekly chemistry experiment when, before I knew it, the mixture was bubbling over everywhere! The boys 17._______ had never come across anything like this before started 18.__________(jump) out of
the windows. Sometimes I wonder how relevant chemistry is to these students, most of whom will be going back to their villages after Year 8 anyway. To be honest, I doubt 20.______________(different) to these boys' lives at all. You asked whether I'm getting to know any local people. That is 1. __________(actual) quite 19._________ I am making any
difficult as I don't speak much of 2.______ local English dialect yet. But last weekend another teacher, Jenny, and I 3._______(do) visit a village 4.________ is the home of one of the boys. It was my
5._________(one) visit to a remote village. We walked for two and 6._______ half hours to get there- first 7._____ a mountain to a ridge from 8._________ we had fantastic views and then down a steep path to the
valley below. When we arrived
9._____ the village, Tom's mother, Kiak, who had been pulling weeds in
her garden, started crying. We shook hands 10.________ all the villagers. Everyone seemed to be a relative of Tom's. Tom's father led us 1.____ his house, a low bamboo hut with grass 2._________(stick) out of the
roof- this shows it is a man's house. The hut was round, not rectangle like the school buildings. 3.__________ were no windows and the doorway was just big enough to get dark inside 5.___________ it took time for our eyes 4.__________. The hut was
6.________(adjust). There was a fireplace
7.________ the centre of the hut near the doorway. The only 8.______________(possession) I could see were one broom, a few tin plates and cups and a couple of jars. Outside Mukap was building a fire. Once the fire was 9._______(go), he 10._______(lay) stones on it. When hot, he placed them in an empty oil drum with sweet potato, corn and greens. It smells delicious. We ate inside the hut 1._________(sit) round the
fire. I love listening to the family 2._________(soft) talking to each other in their language, even though I could not participate 4._______ the conversation. 5.__________(late), I noticed a tin standing upside down on the grill over the fire. After a short time Tom threw 6.______ out of the doorway. I was 7._________(puzzle). Tom told me that the can was
heated to dry 8.________ the leftover food. They believe that any leftovers attract evil spirits in the night, so the food is dried up in the can and the can is then thrown out of the hut. 9.______________ they don't waste anything. We left the village the next morning after many goodbyes and firm handshakes. My muscles were aching and my knees shaking as we climbed down the mountain towards home. That evening I fell 10._________(happy) into bed. It was such a privilege to have spent a day with Tom's family. It is getting late and I have to prepare tomorrow's lessons and do some paperwork. Please write soon. Love, Joe
Unit 5 Travelling abroad Chinese student fitting in well 语法填空练习
Six months 1.________, Xie lei said goodbye 2.________ her family and friends in China and boarded a plane for London. 3.________ was the first time she had ever left her motherland. After 4.________(get) her visa she was very excited because she 5.____________(dream) of this day for so long. 6.________ she was also very nervous as she didn't know what 7.________(expect). Xie lei told me when I saw her 8.________(wait) in a queue 9.________ the student canteen 10.________ lectures. Xie lei, who is 21 years old, has come to our university to study for a business qualification. She is halfway through the 1.________(prepare) year, 2.________ most foreign students complete before 3.________ (apply) for a degree course. Xie lei 4.________(high) recommends it. She said the preparation course is most 5.________(benefit) and studying here is quite different 6.________ studying in China, so you need some preparation first. She explained that It was not just study that was difficult. You had to get used 7.________ a whole new way of life, which could take 8.________ all your concentration in the 9.________(begin). The girl, who 10.________ (live) all her life in the same city in China. She told me that she 11.________(have) to learn almost everything again. She added sometimes she felt like a child and had to learn 12.________ to use the phone, how to pay bus fare, and how to ask a shopkeeper 13.________ things she didn't know the English for. When she got 14.________(lose) and had to ask a passer-by for directions, she did not always understand because they did not talk like they do 15.________ our listening tapes. She has lived 16.________ a host family who give her lots of good advice. 17.________ some foreign students live in student accommodation or apartments, some choose to board with English families. 18.________(live) with host families, 19.________there may be other college students, gives her the chance to learn more about the new culture. She explained when she heard an idiom that she didn't understand, she could ask her host family for help. When she missed her family, it was 20.________ great comfort to have a substitute family to be with. Xie lei's preparation course is helping her to get used to the academic requirements of a Western university. She remember the first essay she did for her tutor. She found an article 1.________ the Internet that seemed to have exactly the information she needed. So she made a summary 2.________ the article, revised her draft and handed the essay 3.________. She thought she would get a really good mark 4.________ she got an E. She was numb 5.________ shock! So She went to her tutor to ask the reason for his revision. 6.________ of all, her tutor told Xie Lei that she couldn't write 7.________ other people had said without 8.________(acknowledge) them. Besides, as far as he 9.________(concern), what other people thought was not 10.________ most important thing. He wanted to know what his student thought, 11.________ confused her because she thought that the author of the article knew far more than she did. Her tutor explained that she should read lots of different opinions and analyze what she read. Then, 12.________ her essay she gave her own opinion and explain it by 13.________(refer) to other authors. Finally he even encouraged her to contradict the authors she had read. From then 14.________, she got the idea and her marks had improved. More 15.________(important), she become a more autonomous learner. Xie Lei said she feels 16.________ more at home in England now, and what had seemed very strange before now appears quite normal. She has been 17.________ occupied with work that she hasn't had time for social activities. In her opinion, 18.________ is important to have a balance 19.________ study and a social life so she is going to join a few clubs. 20.________(hope) she will make some new friends. She deserves to succeed.
1.So frightened was he that he couldn't move an inch. 2.Not until I began to work did I realize I had wasted a lot of time 3.Had he come, he could have made the party more exciting. 4.Between the two mountains lies a deep valley. 5.Were he still a child,I would forgive his mistakes. 6.Not until the child fell asleep did the mother leave quietly. 7.Not only was he forced to stay at home,but also he was forbidden to play computer games. 8.In front of our houses lies a beautiful garden. 9.At the foot of the mountain lies a beautiful lake. 10.Under the tree lay a wounded soldier. 11.So loudly did he speak that everyone could hear clearly. 12.Not only my son entered the university did he realize the importance of time. 13.Not only does John like English,but also he is good at speaking English. 14.So difficult did I find it to solve the problem that I turned to Tom for advice. 15.Had I been present, the child wouldn’t have been in danger.