|Unit 12:What's the weather like?|
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What's the weather like?
Everyone talks about the weather, but no one does anything about it. It is true. People usually begin their talks with "Isnt it a nice day?" "Do you think it will rain?" "What a fine day!"
Many people think they can tell what the weather is going to be like. But they hardly agree with each other. One man may say "Do you see how cloudy it is in the east? Its going to rain tomorrow." Another man will say, "No its going to be fine tomorrow."
People often look for the weather they want. When a farmer needs water, he looks for something to tell him its going to rain, he wont believe anything else. When friends have a travel, they are sure the weather is going to clear up very quickly.
Almost everyone listens to what the weatherman says, but he doesnt always tell us what we want, and sometimes he makes a mistake. Still, he probably comes closer to being correct than anyone else.
1. hardly adv.几乎不
2. believe v.相信
3. almost adv.几乎
4. still adv.仍然
5. probably adv.或许
6. correct n.准确
( )1"No one does anything about the weather" means _____.
A. No one can make weather
B. No one can change(改变)weather
C. No one can talk about weather
D. No one likes weather
( )2 _____ is common(普通) way to start a talk.
A. Talking about weather B. keeping silent (沉默)
C. Asking each others name D. smile(微笑)
( )3Many people hope the weather will be_____ .
A. fine B. rainy
C. cloudy D. like what they like to be
( )4Weatherman probably is a man who _____.
A. reports weather B. can see weather
C. can change wather D. can make weather
( )5"Weatherman" _____ makes a mistake.
A. often B. never C. sometimes D. little
A Weather Report
Here is a weekend weather report in Chicago.
Its still raining here in Chicago, and it looks like that rain is going on through the weekend. Itll be cloudy on Saturday with scattered showers, and the outlook for Sunday-more rain and colder. The temperature will stay above zero in the daytime, but at night it will fall below zero, with a temperature of minus 1. Im afraid colder weather is on its way! Wear warm clothes when you go out.
1. Chicago n. (地名)芝加哥
2. scattered adj.分散的，散乱的
3. outlook n.展望，前景
( )1The weather report is telling us the weather in _____.
A. England B. China C. France D. America
( )2The weather is _____ in Chicago through the weekend.
A. fine B. wet C. dry D. windy
( )3The temperature will be _____ in the daytime on Sunday.
A. above zero B. below zero C. minus 1 D. zero
( )4Which sentence is right?
A. The temperature will stay above zero on Sunday.
B. It is October in Chicago.
C. It will be colder later on.
D. It isnt rainy on Friday.
( )5I _____ colder weather is on its way!
A. afraid B. am afraid C. be afraid of D. am afraid of
Two men were __1___ in a very wild and lonely part of America. ___2__ days they had not even seen a house, only a few huts made___3__ wood. Then one day they met an old Indian. They found that he knew their language. One of them asked him if he could tell them __4___ the weather would be like ___5__ the next few days.
"Oh, yes," he said. "___6__ is coming, and wind. Then there will be snow for two days, but after that there will be bright sunshine."
"__7___ that wonderful?" said one man to his friend. These old Indians know ___8__ about the secrets of nature than we do with all our science. Then he turned ___9__ the old Indian.
"Tell me," he said, "how do you know all that?"
The Indian replied, "I heard it ___10__ the radio."
1. wild adj.荒芜的
2. lonely adj.孤独的
3. hut n.小木屋
( )1 A. travel B. traveled C. traveling D. to travel
( )2 A. For B. In C. At D. On
( )3 A. up B. in C. off D. of
( )4 A. how B. what C. which D. whats
( )5 A. in B. after C. before D. behind
( )6 A. Sun B. Rainy C. Rain D. Sunny
( )7 A. Isn't B. Is C. Wasn't D. Was
( )8 A. much B. a lot C. more D. many
( )9 A. to B. over C. around D. down
( )10A. over B. through C. across D. in
A young man called Jack liked to wear his long hair. People thought it looked like a girls hair, but no one made jokes about it, even his friends, because Jack was a big and strong man. And he didnt like jokes about his hair. Jack went to the barbers twice a month to have his hair cut and washed. One day the barber said to him, "Now why dont you let me cut most of your hair off and make your head tidy? Nobody will recognize you if you do that, "Im sure." Jack said nothing for a few seconds, and then he said, "Perhaps you are right, but Im sure that nobody will recognize you if you do that to my hair."
1. joke n.玩笑
2. barber n.理发师
3. recognize v.认识
( ) 1 Jacks hair looked like a girl.
( ) 2 Jacks friends sometimes made jokes about his hair.
( ) 3 Jack had his hair cut twice a month.
( ) 4 The barber asked Jack not to cut off most of his hair.
( ) 5 Jack agreed to do so.
5. B"be afraid"是恐怕的意思，而不是害怕。
3. Dbe made of短语"由……制造"，固定搭配，因此不能选其它介词。
4. B天气会是什么样的。"What...be like"短语"像什么样子?"
9. A"turn to"短语"转向(某人)。"
10. A从收音机上听的，介词用over或on。即hear sth over(on)the radio, through表示(从中间)经过。如go through the forest; across...表示从表面经过。如go across the road。
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