《The Violence of Nature》ppt24（6份）
Module 3 The Violence of Nature Section Ⅰ Introduction & Reading
1．What ________ (导致) her to change her mind?
2．People say that lightning never ________(袭击) twice in the same place.
3．The poor child had never ________ (经历) kindness.
4．Before they moved into the new building, they bought a lot of new ________(家具)．
5．They dug a pit to ________(掩埋) the rubbish.
6．At the beginning of June an event ________ (发生)．
7．She could not bear his ________ (猛烈的) temper.
8．A ________ (羽毛) floats in the air, especially on a windy day.
9．There are a great many great ________ (灾难) in the history of China.
10. The ________ (洪水) season still has several ween this year.
The US government has recently helped people learn more about the dangers of earthquakes by publishing a map. This map shows the chances of an earthquake in each part of the country. The areas of the map where earthquakes are most likely to occur are called earthquake belts. The government is spending a great deal of money and is working hard to help to discover the answers to these two questions：
Can we predict earthquakes?
Can we control earthquakes?
To answer the first question, scientists are looking very closely at the most active fault (断层) systems in the country, such as the San Andreas fault in California. A fault is a break between two sections of the earth's surface. These breaks between sections are the places where earthquar. Scientists look at the faults for changes which might show that an earthquake was about to occur. But it will probably be many years before we can predict earthquakes correctly. And the control of earthquakes is even farther away.
However, there have been some interesting developments in the field of controlling earthquakes. The most interesting development concerns the Rocntain Arsenal earthquakes. Here water was put into a layer of rocks 4,000 metres below the surface of the ground. Shortly after this injection (注射) of water, there was a small number of earthquakes. Scientists have decided that the water which was injected into the rocks worked like oil on each other.
When the water “oiled” the fault, the fault became slippery and the energy of an earthquake was given out. Scientists are still experimenting at the site of these earthquakes. They have realized that there is a connection between the injection of the water and the earthquake activity. They have suggested that it might be possible to use this knowledge to prevent very big, dangerous earthquakes, that is, scientists could inject some kind of fluid like water into faults and change one big earthquake into a number of small, harmless earthquakes.
1．Earthquakes belts are ________.
Module 3 The Violence of Nature Section Ⅱ Grammar
1．By the time they arrived, we ________ (get) everything ready.
2．By the end of last year,10 000 trees ________ (plant) in that village.
答案：had been planted
3．The new suspension bridge ________ (design) by the end of last month.
答案：had been designed
4．When they got to the field, the football match ________ already ________ (start)．
5．His village ________ (flood) in the heavy rain，so he moved to his parents' house.
答案：had been flooded
6．She returned home and found all her furniture ________ (ruin) by the flood.
答案：had been ruined
7．He ________ (work) for more than 10 hours before we arrived.
8．They _______ (want) to help but couldn't get there in time.
9．The crazy fans ________ (wait) patiently for two hours，and they would wait till the movie star arrived.
答案：had been waiting
10．He said he ________ (finish) his homework.
I entered my office on the afternoon of December 20th and began to work. As the volunteer coordinator (协调人), I was __1__ for filling 2,500 volunteer positions in the month of December alone.
__2__ the phone rang. The voice on the other end __3__ herself as Kimberly. She said she was __4__ to see if there were still any positions for her son Jake, who was expecting a(n) __5__ of coming to help. She explained what a __6__ it would be for Jake to have something to __7__ since he'd been diagnosed (诊断) with cancer. However, I __8__ having to tell him I could offer him very little __9__ because there were no more positions.
After the phone call, I was deep in thought. Then, Mark, in charge of the pony (矮种马) rides, came in. In a(n) __10__ voice, he said, “__11__ I have to lift one more kid on one more horse, I may die. Jessica, I __12__ need another one with a strong back, even if it's just for a couple of hours.”
A smile lit up my face, and I said, “I think I __13__ a guy.” And a phone call later, Jake was scheduled to __14__ Mark each night through the end of the event.
The next day, I made my way toward the pony rides. Jake __15__ with his back to me on the platform. Another volunteer waved at we, and Jake __16__. A moment later he __17__ me and smiled.
“Jessica！” he said __18__. “Than for getting me this __19__. Mark says I'm doing a good job, and also my mom is __20__ of me！” Then Jagged me. I felt very happy!
Module 3 The Violence of Nature Section Ⅲ Integrating Skills & Cultural CornerⅠ.
1．A local journalist said that the volcano was in ________ (喷发)．
2．Heavy rainfall ________ (毁坏) the game.
3．Kevin arrived late, but ________ (幸运地) for him, everybody was too busy to notice.
4．The ________ (以前的) party they gave was not as nice as this one.
5．He was anxious about the ________ (可能性) of losing all his money.
6．Just a word of ________ (警告)—hotels in this area can be very expensive.
7．So many years have passed and the ________ (可怕的) accident is still fresh in her mind.
8．The teacher suggested that every student take an ________ (积极的) part in English party.
1．The doctor warned the patient to smoke.________
2．Would you mind putting your cigarette through, please？________
3．Years of fighting have left the area in ruin.________
4．Six boys and two girls; that's eight at all.________
5．About 40 percent of the population of that country lives on farms.________
6．It is reported that there is still a possibility what the bad weather will continue.________
Laptop computers are popular all over the world. People use them on trains and airplanes, in airports and hotels. These laptops connect people to their workplace. In the United States today, laptops also connect students to their classrooms.
Westlake College in Virginia will start a laptop computer program that allows students to do schoolwork anywhere they want. Within five years, each of the 1,500 students at the college will receive a laptop. The laptops are part of a $10 milli