暑假必读的新概念美文: 飞猫

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编辑点评: 2015年暑假已经开始,你的暑假打算如何度过呢?暑假这段时间,一定不要虚度,不妨读些新概念美文。即能提高英语成绩,丰富词汇量又非常有趣。下面就是小编为大家准备的非常有趣的新概念美文。

 一、【Text】课文

Cats never fail to fascinate human beings. They can be friendly and affectionate towards humans, but they lead mysterious lives

of their own as well. they never become submissive like dogs and horses. As a result, humans have learned to respect feline

independence. Most cats remain suspicious of humans all their lives. One of the things that fascinaes us most about cats is the

popular belief that they have nine lives. Apparently, there is a good deal of truth in this idea. A cat’s ability to survive falls is

based on fact.

Recently the New York Animal medical Centre made a study of 132 cots over a period of five months. All these cats had one

experience in common: they had fallen off high buildings, yet only eight of them died from shock or injuries. Of course, New York

is the ideal place for such an interesting study, because there is no shortage of tall buildings. There are plenty of high-rise

windowsills to fall, from! One cat ,Sabrina, fell 32 storeys, yet only suffered from a broken tooth. ‘Cats behave like well-trained

paratroopers,’ a doctor said. It seems that the further cats fall, the less they are likely to injure themselves. In a long drop, they

reach speeds of 60 miles an hour and more. At high speeds, falling cats have time to relax. They stretch out their legs like flying

squirrels. This increases their air-resistance and reduces the shock of impact when they hid the ground.

二、【New words and expressions】生词和短语

◆fascinate v. 迷住,吸引住

◆affectionate adj. 充满情深的,柔情的

◆mysterious adj. 神秘的,难以理解的

◆submissive adj. 服从的,顺从的

◆feline adj. 猫的

◆independence n. 独立,独立性

◆high-rise adj. 高层的

◆windowsill n.窗槛

◆paratrooper n. 伞兵

◆squirrel n. 松鼠

◆air-resistance n. 空气阻力

◆impact n. 冲击力

★fascinate v. 迷住,吸引住

vt. 主系表结构:be fascinated with被…迷住了,被…吸引住了

He is fascinated with chess.

Are you fascinated with English.

like, love, be fond of

The boy is fond of football.

be crazy about:着迷

be mad about

He is crazy / mad about music.

He is fascinated with music.

fascination n.

 

fascinating adj.

Sweet music is fascinating.

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