Unit 16 Scientists at work
① experiment ② liquid ③ advantage ④ comfort ⑤ conduct
⑥ control ⑦ charge ⑧ sense ⑨ earn ⑩ fasten
① a number of ②a great deal of ③ pick out ④ test on
⑤ a waste of ⑥ be on the side of ⑦ make use of
① It’s no use doing sth.
② It’s good to do sth.
③ This city is famous for
②Discussing and evaluating pros and cons
Word Formation: compounds
1.我们要充分利用好我们的资源. (make full use of)
3. 我不能控制我的感情. (control)
4. 你对他说的话怀疑吗? (doubt)
Tolstoy, the great Russian writer, liked to walk about in a railway station near his home. One day when he was walking up and down as 1 , looking at people getting on and off the 2 , he heard a lady 3 after him, “Hey, you old fellow, go and fetch my handbag in the 4 room which I 5 there.”
Tolstoy 6 there. He 7 the bag up and walked quickly along the platform(站台). 8 the same time the lady was waiting beside the carriage, looking 9 . When at 10 the old man gave the bag back to her, she opened it to 11 sure nothing was 12 . “Good, old man,” said the woman. “You are just as quick as I can 13 . Here you are.” She gave a copper (铜) coin to him. Tolstoy 14 the coin and put it into his pocket with a smile.
But the woman was very 15 when she heard that he was Tolstoy, the author (作者) of the great novel WAR AND PEACE. She 16 to Tolstoy and said, “Oh, excuse me…Oh, how silly I was to 17 you for a porter(脚夫). Please throw back that coin 18 you forgive(原谅)me.”
“Oh, madam, why? You have done 19 wrong.” Tolstoy laughed. “The coin is given for my job, so I’ll 20 it. Thank you, madam!”
1. A. possible B. often C. usual D. well
2. A. trains B. cars C. planes D. bikes
3. A. talking B. speaking C. telling D. shouting
4. A. next B. meeting C. waiting D. dining
5. A. went B. forgot C. left D. bought
6. A. passed B. jumped C. went D. entered
7. A. lifted B. gave C. picked D. took
8. A. At B. In C. For D. By
9. A. happy B. back C. well D. worried
10. A. first B. last C. end D. sight
11. A. make B. do C. take D. get
12. A. losing B. inside C. missing D. wrong
13. A. expect B. run C. do D. like
14. A. showed B. watched C. accepted D. picked
15. A. angry B. surprised C. happy D. worried
16. A. returned B. changed C. said D. turned
17. A. pay B. take C. have D. search
18. A. unless B. if C. because D. until
19. A. something B. everything C. anything D. nothing
20. A. throw B. remain C. keep D. stay
The office has always been a place to get ahead. Unfortunately, it is also a place where a lot of natural resources start to fall behind. Take a look around next time you’re at work. See how many lights are left on when people leave. See how much paper is being wasted. How much electricity is being used to run computers that are left on. Look at how much water is being wasted in the restrooms. And how much solid waste is being thrown out in the rubbish cans. We bet it is a lot.
Now, here are some simple ways you can produce less waste at work. When you are at the computer copier, only make the copies you need. Use both sides of the paper when writing something less important. Turn off your lights when you leave. Use a lower watt bulb in your lamp. Drink your coffee or tea out of your mugs instead of single-used cups. Set up a recycling box for cans and one for bottles and when you’re in the bathroom brushing your teeth or washing your face, don’t let the tap run. Remember, if we use fewer resources today, we’ll save more for tomorrow.
1.The main purpose of the passage is to tell people___________.
A. the disadvantages of working in an office.
B. the waste produced in an office.
C. to save resources when working in an office.
D. how to save water in a restroom.
2.How many kinds of waste are mentioned in the passage?
A. 2 B. 3 C. 4 D. 5
3. From the passage we can infer that in the office_______ .
A. Using computers is a waste of resource.
B. Many people don’t turn off the computers after using them.
C. Computers are run by electricity.
D.A computer is not a must for working.
4. It is suggested that we use both sides of the paper at the copier because_____
A. we are short of paper. B. the printing is not important.
C. we should save paper. D. we have to pay for the paper.
5.The underlined word “mugs” is most likely to be ______.
A. A machine that makes coffee.
B. A container that can be used again and again.
C. A paper product for tea.
D. Something that can only be found in an office.
I am very exciting to hear that you are coming to 1._________
our school soon. Now let me to introduce our school 2. _________
to you. Our school is a famous school with long history. 3. _________
We have many experienced teacher and excellent equipment. 4. _________
There are two teach buildings, one is for seniors and the 5. _________
other is for juniors. There are two lab building and 6. _________
a library. Except Chinese, maths, English, physics and 7. _________
chemistry, we have some electives (选修课). The 8. _________
students can choose that they like to attend. We 9. _________
love our school. I am looking forward to meet you soon. 10. _________