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新概念英语第三册:Lesson 9 Flying cats

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小朋友们是否对口语练习和听力的训练感到迷惘?听和说本就是一体的,谁也离不开谁,在练习听力的时候,跟着文章一起读的同时也是锻炼自己口语水平的好机会。

这次太阳abc为小朋友们准备了《新概念英语》。每一个课时都有一个问题需要小朋友们认真听完录音后回答。小编希望小朋友们在听懂录音的时候也可以跟着录音一起读,从而提高自己的口语水平。这篇文章的主题叫做“飞猫”小朋友们快跟着我一起来学习吧!



Lesson 9 Flying cats

飞猫

Listen to the tape then answer the question below.

听录音,然后回答以下问题。

How do cats try to protect themselves when falling from great heights?

猫从高处落下怎样试图保护自己的?

Cats never fail to fascinate human beings.

猫总能引起人们的极大兴趣。

They can be friendly and affectionate towards humans, but they lead mysterious lives of their own as well.

它们可以对人友好,充满柔情。但是,它们又有自己神秘的生活方式。

They never become submissive like dogs and horses.

它们从不像狗和马一样变得那么顺从。

As a result, humans have learned to respect feline independence.

结果是人们已经学会尊重猫的独立性。

Most cats remain suspicious of humans all their lives.

在它们的一生中,大多数猫都对人存有戒心。

One of the things that fascinates us most about cats is the popular belief that they have nine lives.

最使我们感兴趣的一件事情就是一种通俗的信念--猫有九条命。

Apparently, there is a good deal of truth in this idea.

显然,这种说法里面包含着许多真实性。

A cat's ability to survive falls is based on fact.

猫在跌落时能够大难不死是有事实作为依据的。

Recently the New York Animal Medical Center made a study of 132 cats over a period of five months.

最近,纽约动物医疗中心对132只猫进行了为期5个月的综合研究。

All these cats had one experience in common: they had fallen off high buildings, yet only eight of them died from shock or injuries.

所有这些猫都有一个共同的经历:它们都曾从高层建筑上摔下来过,但只有其中的8只猫死于震荡或跌伤。

Of course, New York is the ideal place for such an interesting study, because there is no shortage of tall buildings.

当然,纽约是进行这种有趣的试验的一个理想的地方,因为那里根本不缺乏高楼大厦,

There are plenty of high-rise windowsills to fall from!^

有的是高层的窗槛从上往下坠落。

One cat, Sabrina, fell 32 storeys, yet only suffered from a broken tooth.

有一只叫萨伯瑞娜的猫从32层楼上掉下来,但只摔断了一颗牙。
'Cats behave like well-trained paratroopers.' a doctor said.

“猫就像训练有素的跳伞队员,” 一位医生说。

It seems that the further cats fall, the less they are likely to injure themselves.

看起来,猫跌落的距离越长,它们就越不会伤害自己。

In a long drop, they reach speeds of 60 miles an hour and more.

在一个长长的跌落过程中,它们可以达到每小时60英里甚至更快的速度。

At high speeds, falling cats have time to relax.

在高速下落中,猫有时间放松自己。

They stretch out their legs like flying squirrels.

它们伸展四肢,就像飞行中的松鼠一样。

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

这样就加大了空气阻力,并减小了它们着地时冲击力带来的震动。
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