|Unit 25:The accident|
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People are often killed while crossing the road. Most of these people are old people and children. Old people are often killed because they usually cannot see or hear well. Children are often killed because they are careless. They forget to look and listen before they cross the road.
A car, truck or bus can't stop very quickly. If a car is going very fast, it will travel many metres before it stops. Pedestrians don't always understand this. They think a car can stop within a few metres. The faster a car is travelling, the longer it takes to stop. It is very difficult for a pedestrian to know how fast a car is travelling.
The only safe way to cross the road is to look both ways, right and left.
The correct way to cross the road is to walk quickly. It's not safe to run.
1. pedestrians n.行人
2. within prep.在……里面，在……范围里
3. correct adj.正确的
( )1Many people are killed while _____.
A. driving a car B. crossing the road
C. quarreling D. walking in the road
( )2Old people are often killed because_____ .
A. they usually walk slowly
B. they usually walk quickly
C. they usually carry things
D. they usually can't see or hear very well( )3 Children are often killed because _____.
A. they are careless B. they are careful
C. they often run D. they often play in the street
( )4The only safe way to cross the road is _____.
A. to look at the traffic lights B. to look at other people
C. to look first left then right D. to look both ways, right and left
( )5The correct way to cross the road is _____.
A. to walk quickly B. to run quickly
C. to stop quickly D. to travel quickly
A Road Accident
It was raining heavily as I was walking up the hill towards the station at six oclock on a Saturday morning. At this early hour there wasn't much traffic and there weren't many people in sight. Just as I was crossing the road near the top of the hill, a car came round the corner. It was travelling very fast and the driver wasshavingsdifficulty in controlling it. It hit a lamppost and turned over.
At once I ran to the car to help the driver, but he was unconscious and there was a lot of blood on his face. A young woman hurried into the station and phoned for an ambulance while I took care of the driver. A number of other people gathered round the car, but there wasn't a great deal we could do. A policeman arrived a few minutes later and asked me a lot of questions about the accident. Shortly afterwards the man came round, and he was groaning when the ambulance arrived at high speed and took him away to hospital.
On Monday morning I went to the hospital to ask about the man. They told me that his injuries were not serious after all and that he was quickly getting over the effects of the accident.
1. in sight看得见
2. control v.控制
3. gather v.聚集
4. groan v.呻吟
5. injury n.伤害、毁坏
6. effect n.影响
( )1Where did the accident happen?
A. on the road B. near the top of the hill
C. towards the station D. near the hospital
( )2What happened to the driver?
A. He couldn't control the car B. His car hit a lamppost
C. His car turned over D. A、B and C
( )3Who hurried to the station to ask for an ambulance?
A. The writer B. A policeman
C. Some people D. A young woman
( )4What did the policeman do?
A. He took the driver away. B. He sent the driver to the hospital.
C. He asked a lot of questions. D. He phoned for an ambulance
( )5The driver wasn't dead, was he?
A. Yes, he wasn't B. No, he was
C. Yes, he was D. No, he wasn't
It was a very cold morning. Some children were __1___ on the ice. It was snowing _2____ but they enjoyed themselves there. Mike, the tallest boy skated fast and he ___3__ that there was a hole ___4__ the ice. He ___5__ into the water. The other children called out loudly for help. ___6__ at that moment a young worker ___7__ by and heard them. He put his bike by the side of the river __8___ ran to them. When he pulled Mike out of the __9___, he was all wet. Then he sent Mike to a hospital. __10___ that the young man hurried to work.
( )1A. walking B. skating C. sitting
( )2A. hardly B. hard C. heavy
( )3A. didn't see B. can't see C. not see
( )4A. on B. in front of C. in
( )5A. jumped B. felt C. fell
( )6A. Just B. Only C. When
( )7A. passed B. was passing C. past
( )8A. and B. but C. then
( )9A. ice B. snow C. water
( )10A. Before B. After C. And
Every year several thousand people are killed on the roads in Great Britain. Every year between one and two hundred thousand people are injured. These people are killed or injured in road accidents.
There are rules to make the roads safe, but people don't always follow the rules. They are not careful enough. If everybody follows the rules, the roads will be much safer. How can we make the roads safer?
Remember this rule, in Great Britain traffic keeps to the left. Cars and buses and bikes must all keep to the left side of the road. In most other countries traffic keeps to the right again. Then if you are sure that the road is clear, it is always safe to cross, If you see small children, or very old people, or blind people, waiting to cross the road, it is kind act to help them cross the road.
We must teach young children to cross the road safely. We must always give them a good example. Small children must not play in the street.
( )1Everyone must be careful and follow the traffic rules.
( )2If you ride a bike in Great Britain, you must ride on the right side of the road.
( )3Road accidents happen because traffic is so heavy in Great Britain.
( )4"... that the road is clear" means that there is no car or bus running.
( )5...it is kind act to help them cross the road, the word"act" here means"work".
4. T"the road is clear"也可以说成"a clear road"意为：畅通无阻的通路，也就是说路面上没有或有少量汽车行驶。
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