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高级英语第三版课后答案整理

高级英语第三版1,2,3,6,7单元课后答案整理

Lesson 1

Question:

1. Why did John Koshak decide to stay although he knew the hurricane would be bad?

For the following reasons: For one thing, the house was 23 feet above sea level; for another,he was unwilling to abandon his home.

2. How did the man prepare for the hurricane? Why was a generator necessary?

They filled bathtubs and pails. Besides, they checked out batteries for portable radio and flashlights, and fuel for the lantern. A generator was necessary because John's father wired several light bulbs to it and prepared a connection to the refrigerator.

3. What made it impossible for the Koshak to escape?

It was impossible for the Koshers to escape both by car and on foot. The car's electrical system had been killed by water. Meanwhile, the water became too deep for them to escape on foot.

4. Why did John Koshak feel a crushing guilt?

Because he blamed himself for underestimating the power of the hurricane and then endangering the whole family by his wrong decision not to flee safer inland.

5. Why did Grandma Koshak ask children to be sing?

A: Because she knew how frightened the children were and wanted to boost their spirit.

6. What was a hurricane party? What happened to the party gores?

A hurricane party was the one that was held by several vacationers to enjoy the spectacle of the hurricane with a clear and broad view in the fancy Richelieu Apartments from where they believed they would be safe. Richelieu Apartments were smashed apart by the hurricane and 26 people perished.

7. What did Grandma Koshak mean when she said," We lost practically all our possessions, but the family came through it. When I think of that, I realize we lost nothing important?" She meant that human lives are more important than material possessions.

8. How did the community of Gulfport act after Hurricane Camille was over?

They managed to make their lives return to normal and began rebuilding their community without any delay.

Paraphrase:

1. We're elevated 23 feet.

Our house is 23 feet above sea level.

2. The place has been here since 1915, and no hurricane has ever bothered it.

The house was built in 1915 and since then no hurricane has done any damage to it.

3. We can batten down and ride it out.

We can prepare ourselves for the hurricane and manage to survive it without much damage.

4. The generator was doused, and the lights went out.

Water got into the generator, and it didn't work. As a result, the lights were put out.

5. Everybody out the back door to the cars!

Everybody go out though the back door and get into the cars.

6. The electrical system had been killed by water.

The electrical system in the cars had been destroyed by water.

7. John watched the water lap at the steps, and felt a crushing guilt.

When John watched the water inch its way up the steps, he felt a strong sense of guilt because he b

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