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Unit3 Text A The Altoantic Ocean


  1. unwilling adj.不情愿的,不愿意的;勉强的

  Selfish as she is, she is unwilling to share anything with others. (她很自私,不愿意与他人分享任何东西。)

  He was unwilling to give up halfway even though there might be more difficulties ahead.(尽管前面可能有许多困难,但他不愿意中途放弃。)

  They got some unwilling assistance from the local government. (地方政府勉强给了他们一些协助。)

  2. equator n.赤道

  Ecuador is near the equator.(厄瓜多尔靠近赤道。)

  People used to believe that at the equator the ocean would be boiling hot.


  3. bulge n.不规则突起;鼓起之处;(突然)上涨,增多     v.使膨胀;塞满

  Between the bulge of South America and the bulge of Africa lies the narrowest place of the Atlantic Ocean. (大西洋的最狭窄处位于南美洲的突起处和非洲的突起处之间。)

  The graph shows a bulge in the birth rate in the year of dragon. (图表显示龙年出生率的暴增。)

  His schoolbag was bulging with apples when he came back from his uncle"s orchard.(他从叔叔的果园回来时书包里鼓鼓囊囊装满了苹果。)

  4. unusual adj. 少有的;不寻常的;与众不同的,独特的

  It was not unusual for him to work very late every night. (每天工作到深夜对他来说是很平常的事。)

  He has an unusual name.(他有一个不寻常的名字。)

  It is unusual to see snow in this region.(这个地区难得下雪。)

  This young man has an unusual talent for organization.(这个年轻人有非凡的组织才能)。

  5. salty adj. 咸的,含盐的 salt n. 盐;风趣   v. 用盐调味;用盐腌;撒盐于道路上

  He didn"t have much for dinner as the dishes were too salty. (他晚餐吃的不多,因为菜太咸了。)

  It might be a good idea to wash these in salty water. (把这些放在盐水里洗一洗也许是个好主意。)

  He added a bit more salt to the soup to make it tastier. (为了使汤的味道更好,他又加了一点盐。)

  His wit added salt to the discussion. (他的妙语使讨论增添了风趣。)

  Have you salted the potato?(你往土豆里加了盐了吗?)

  It took them a long time to salt the main roads. (他们花了好长时间才在主要公路上撒上盐。)

  grind salt in sb."s wounds 在某人伤口上撒盐,使某人痛上加痛

  with a grain of salt 半信半疑地

  Salt Lake City 盐湖城(美国尤他州州府)

  salt mine 盐矿      salt shaker (瓶盖上有细孔用于匀撒的)盐瓶

  salt spreader 撒盐车   a saltwater lake 咸水湖

  saltwater fish 海产    a salted egg 咸蛋

  请注意:形容词salty是由名词 salt加形容词后缀 -y构成的。这样的形容词在英语中还有很多,如:windy,snowy,rainy,cloudy,sunny,funny,muddy,foggy…

  6. average n. 平均数,平均   adj. 平均的;平常的,普通的   v. 平均

  The average of 5,7 and 9 is 7. (5,7,9的平均数是7.)

  He receives an average of 50 calls a day.(他平均每天接到50个电话。)

  Mr. Brown could hardly believe that his son"s work at school is below the average.(布朗先生几乎无法相信他儿子的学习成绩低于一般水平。)

  The average temperature yesterday was below zero.(昨天的平均气温在零度以下。)

  He is an average student in his class.(他是班上的一般学生。)

  A man of average height came to see you today.(今天有一位中等身材的人来看你。)

  He averages one pack of cigarettes a day.(他平均每天抽一包香烟。)

  The annual rainfall here averages 700mm.(这里的年降雨量平均为700毫米。)

  7. spot n.地点,处所;点,斑点  v. 点缀;认出;准确定位  adj. 当场作出的;现付的

  She toured many scenic spots during the holiday.(假日里她游览了许多风景胜地。)

  She told us the exact spot where the accident happened. (她把事故发生的准确地点告诉了我们。)

  She decided on a blue tie with white spot for her husband. (她给丈夫选了一条蓝底白点的领带。)

  There is a spot of ink on the white wall.(白墙上有墨水渍。)

  He didn"t want to leave a spot on his reputation.(他不想在名誉上留下污点。)

  The night sky is spotted with twinkling stars.(闪烁的星星点缀着夜空。)

  His shoes are spotted with mud.(他的鞋子上有泥渍。)

  She is so special, you can spot her in the crowd easily. (她很特别,你在人群中能一眼认出她来。)

  He was sent to spot the battery position of the enemy.(他被派去测定敌炮阵地。)

  She was urged to make a spot decision.(她被催促当场做决定。)

  on the spot 当场,在现场   in a spot 在困境中,在窘境中

  put sb. on the spot 使某人处于难堪地位

  put one"s finger on sb."s weak spot 指出某人性格上的弱点

  spot check 抽样检查   spot survey 抽样调查

  spotlight 聚光灯;汽车上的反光灯;公众注意中心

  spot news 现场报道的新闻   spot price 现货价

  8. range n. 山脉;幅度,范围 v.(在某范围内)变动,变化;把…排列成行

  One of the longest mountain ranges of the world rises from the floor of the Atlantic.(世界最长的山脉从大西洋洋底耸起。)

  The age range is from 45 to 65.(年龄幅度在45岁至65岁之间。)

  He is not very clear about his range of responsibility.(他对自己的责任范围并不清楚。)

  The question you asked is out of my range.(你问的问题我不懂。)

  Prices of gasoline range from one dollar to one dollar and twenty a gallon.(汽油的价格从1美元至1美元20美分1加仑不等。)

  The tiger-sharks range in length from nine feet to fourteen feet. (虎鲸的体长从9英尺到14英尺不等。)

  The puddings are neatly ranged on the shelf.(布丁整齐地排列在架子上。)

  medium-range missile 中程导弹   wide range of interests 兴趣广泛

  at close range 接近地   in/within range 在射程内

  9. peak n. 山峰;顶点

  The mountain peak is covered with snow all the year.(山峰终年积雪。)

  His career is at its peak now, no wonder he will make greater achievement.(他的事业正处于鼎盛时期,毫无疑问,他会取得更大的成就。)

  10. vessel n. 船,舰;容器,器皿

  an ocean-going vessel 远洋轮  an escort vessel 护卫舰

  a fishing vessel 渔船      a drinking vessel 饮具

  11. crew n. 全体船员,全体机务人员

  The crew was (were) annoyed at the captain"s decision.(船员们对船长的决定感到恼火。)

  The aircraft has a crew of 6.(这架飞机有6名机组人员。)

  All 312 passengers and 6 crew members died in the plane crash.(312名乘客和6名机组人员在飞机失事中丧生。)

  12. becalm v.(常用被动语态)(指帆船)因无风而停止前进

  In the days of sailing vessels the crew were afraid they would be becalmed on the ocean.(在使用帆船的时代,船员们担心他们会因为无风而无法在海洋上航行。)

  He was becalmed for a whole week north of the island. (他在海岛北面因无风而停泊了整整一周。)

  13. gulf n. 海湾;隔阂;鸿沟

  Can you tell me for sure who was the real winner of the Gulf War?(你能确定地告诉我谁是海湾战争的真正赢家吗?)

  The quarrel left a gulf between the two close friends. (那场争吵在两位好友间造成了隔阂。)

  the Persian Gulf 波斯湾   the Gulf of Mexico 墨西哥湾

  Gulf Stream 湾流,墨西哥湾流

  14. stream n. 小河,溪流   v. 流,涌

  They had a walk along the bank of the stream.(他们沿着河岸散步。)

  Lots of tree leaves are floating along with the stream.(许多树叶正随着水流漂浮。)

  Tourists came into the cave in a steady stream.(游客们源源不断地进入山洞。)

  Tears streamed down her cheeks when she heard the news.(当她听到那个消息时,泪水顺着脸颊流了下来。)

  He didn"t even frown when blood streamed from his wound. (血从伤口涌出时,他连眉头都没皱一下。)

  a stream of cold air 一股冷空气   a stream of people 一股人流

  a stream of lies 一串谎言      a stream of good ideas 一系列好主意

  a stream of light 一道光线     stream of consciousness 意识流

  go against the stream 逆潮流而动   go with the stream 随波逐流

  stream-lined cars 流线型汽车

  15. current n. (空气,水等的)流,潮流;电流;倾向   adj. 当前的,通行的

  The child had been swept away by the current.(孩子被水流卷走了。)

  A steady current of heated air rose from the mountain top. (一股热气从山顶源源不断升起。)

  There was a powerful electric current running through the wires. (一股强大的电流流过电线。)

  Mass media influence the current of public opinion.(大众传媒影响舆论的倾向。)

  Give me a current issue of Reader"s Digest.(给我一本最近一期的读者文摘。)

  A long time ago, it was a current belief that the earth was flat. (很久以前,人们普遍相信地球是扁平。)

  the main current 主流      a warm current 暖流

  an alternating current 交流电   a direct current 直流电

  current events 时事       current situation 当前形势

  16. affect v. 影响;打动;(疾病)侵袭 effect n. 效果;作用,影响;

  His mood was greatly affected by the sad news.  (那个悲痛的消息使他的心绪大受影响。)

  Computers affect our life in many ways.(计算机在许多方面影响我们的生活。)

  Reading in dim light constantly will surely affect the eyes.(经常在昏暗的光线下看书肯定会对眼睛有影响。)

  The child was affected with high fever.(孩子发高烧了。)

  The color gives the effect of being warm.(这颜色给人以暖感。)

  The wonderful sky effect on the festival night impressed everybody.


  I just hope this medicine won"t have serious side-effect. (我只希望这种药没有严重的副作用。)

  sound effect 音响效果   three-dimensional effect 立体感

  lighting effect 灯光效果   cause and effect 因果

  no effects 无存款(银行在空头支票上的批语)

  be of no effect无效     bring sth. to effect 实行,实施

  in effect实际上       take effect 见效;生效

  17. climate n. 气候

  The change in climate might be one of the causes for the extinction of dinosaurs.


  In cold climates, some of the livestock have to be kept indoors all winter.


  In the present economic climate we can make greater achievement.


  weather n. 天气

  The football match had to be put off because of bad weather. (由于天气不好,足球比赛被推迟了。)

  What"s the weather like in Hangzhou? I hope it is not as hot there.(杭州的天气怎么样?希望那儿不那么热。)

  18. flow n. 流   v. 流动

  Heavy rains brought mud flows down the mountain. (暴雨把泥流冲下了山。)

  The doctor stopped the flow of blood. (医生把血止住了。)

  The river flows east into the sea. (这条河向东流入大海。)

  19. furnish v. 供应,提供;装备,(用家具)布置

  The school has decided to furnish the library with some new books. (学校决定给图书馆提供一些新书。)

  They furnished all the passengers with life jackets. (他们为所有的乘客提供救生衣。)

  She wants to furnish her new house with modern furniture.(她想用时新家具布置新家。)

  20. highway n. 公路; (水陆)交通干线

  The canal was the only highway for commerce.(这条远河是的商业路线。)

  You can find many motels along the highways.(在高速公路沿线你会看到许多汽车旅馆。)

  21. float v.(使)漂浮

  Colorful flags are floating in the morning breeze.(彩旗在晨风中飘荡。)

  When winter comes yellow leaves float down.(冬天到来时,黄叶飘落。)

  It will be much easier for you to float the logs down the river.(你们把木材顺流下漂将会容易得多。)   本课主要构词法

  Affixation  (词缀法)

  1. 反意词前缀un-    unusual,unwilling

  2. 形容词后缀-y    salty

  3. 名词后缀-or    sailor

  Compounding   (合词法)

  1. 复合名词    highway,steamship,airplane

  2. 复合形容词    mid-Atlantic,eastward


  The Atlantic Ocean向读者介绍了有关大西洋的情况。我们可以了解航行大西洋的过去和现在,也可以了解大西洋“制造”出来的世界之最。


  1. The Atlantic Ocean is one of the oceans that separate the Old World from the New.

  在表示河流,海洋,群岛,沙漠等地理名称的名词前,以及以复数形式出现的国名前要用定冠词,例如:the Yellow River(黄河),the Pacific Ocean(太平洋),the British Isles (不列颠群岛),the Sahara(撒哈拉沙漠),the Alps(阿尔卑斯山脉), the Philippines (菲列宾)

  在表示某一座山,岛屿或某一个湖时不用定冠词,例如:Yellow Mountain(黄山),Lake Erie(伊利湖),Hainan Island(海南岛)

  one of +复数名词是英语中常见的用法,请翻译下面的句子:

  She is one of the most hardworking students in our class. (她是我们班学习最刻苦的学生之一。)

  Shanghai is one of the biggest cities in the world.(上海是世界的城市之一。)

  印度是世界上人口最多的国家之一。 (India is one of the countries with the largest population in the world.)

  尼罗河是世界上最长的河流之一。(Nile is one of the longest rivers in the world.)

  在one of +复数名词+定语从句的结构中,定语从句一般被看作修饰复数名词,因此该从句中的谓语要用复数形式。例如:

  This is one of the best novels that have been published this year. (这是今年出版的小说之一。)

  Mr. Smith is one of those men who always think they are right.(史密斯先生属于那些总是认为自己正确的人。)

  He is not one of those who bow before difficulties.(他不是那种在困难面前低头的人。)

  但是在the only one of +复数名词+定语从句的结构中,定语从句应该被看成修饰单数名词。例如:

  He was the only one of the boys who was praised by the teacher. (他是男孩中受到老师表扬的。)

  Helen is the only one of those girls who doesn"t wear make-up. (海伦是那些女孩中不化妆的。)

  separate from是常用词组,在句子中的意思是“(使)分离,(使)分开”,请翻译下面的句子:

  1)英吉利海峡把英法两国隔开。(The English Channel separates England from France.)

  2)理论不应该脱离实际。(Theory should not be separated from practice.)

  the Old world指欧,亚,非三洲,有时仅指欧洲。the New (World) 指哥伦布发现的美洲大陆。

  2. For centuries it kept the Americas from being discovered by the people of Europe.

  for centuries 意为“许多世纪”。在英语中用介词for加表示时间的复数名词的表达形式很常见。请翻译下面的句子:

  1)I haven"t seen you for days. How is everything?(多日不见,一切都好吗?)

  2)I haven"t seen him for years, I am sure he has changed a lot. (我多年没见到他了,他一定变了不少。)

  3)It seems I have been waiting for you for centuries. Where have you been?(我似乎等了你几个世纪了,你去哪儿了?)

  keep… from doing 是习惯用法,意思是“使…不…”。

  例如:It is really not easy to keep Father from smoking.(要使父亲不抽烟真不容易。)


  1)Heavy fog kept the ships from being discovered by the enemy. (大雾使得船只未被敌人发现。)

  2)We had no way to keep him from getting involved in the matter. (我们没有办法使他不卷入那事件中去。)

  3)那种药使他的咳嗽不再加剧。 (The medicine keeps his cough from getting more serious.)


  (The local people"s conservative mind keeps that place from developing rapidly.)

  3. Many wrong ideas about the Atlantic made early sailors unwilling to sail far out into it.

  make sb. unwilling to do sth. 意为“使得某人不愿做某事”。例如:His indifference to work made everybody unwilling to cooperate with him.(他对工作的冷漠态度使得所有的人都不愿与他合作。)


  1)His behavior at the dinner party made the host annoyed. (他在晚宴上的行为使主人很恼火。)

  2)That film made him famous.(那部影片使他出了名。)

  3)他刚才的一番话使玛丽很伤心。(What he said just now made Mary very sad.)

  4)老师对他作文的评价令他失望。 (The teacher"s comment on his composition made him disappointed.)

  5)What he had done made his friends hesitant to accept the invitation.(他的所为使得他的朋友们对接受邀请犹豫不决。)

  6)他的挥霍浪费使得他的父母不愿意再给他钱。(His unthriftiness made his parents unwilling to give him any more money.)

  4. One idea was that it reached out to “the edge of the world”。

  Another idea was that at the equator the ocean would be boiling hot.

  这两个都是表语从句和主句中的系动词连用的句子。结构为:主语+系动词+表语从句。请看下面的例句:My idea is that we contact him as soon as possible.(我的想法是我们应该尽快跟他联系。)


  1) My suggestion is that we should put off the meeting.(我的建议是我们应该把会议延期。)

  2) One advantage of solar energy is that it will never be used up. (太阳能的一个优点是用之不竭。)

  3) 问题是你不在时谁照管孩子。 (The problem is who will take care of the children while you are away.)

  4) 看起来天要下雨。(It looks that it is going to rain.)

  请注意辨析another 和other:

  another由 an+other构成,只和单数可数名词连用。other可用于所有名词前。another+单数名词表示不定的“另一个”,the other+单数可数名词表示特指的“另一个”。


  1) This idea is not very practical, will you think of another one? (这个主意不太实际,你能另想一个吗?)

  2) This book is too difficult. Show me another one.(这本书太难了,给我看另外一本。)

  3) Of the three books in my bag, two are published in China, the other is published in the United States.(我包里的三本书中,两本是中国出版的,另一本是美国出版的。)

  4) Tom is here, but where are the other boys?(汤姆在这儿,其他的男孩在哪儿呢?)

  5) I like this coat better than the other one.(两件上衣中,我更喜欢这一件。)

  6) This camera is more expensive than the other one.(这架照相机比另一架贵。)

  boiling hot意思是“滚热的,酷热的”。此处的boiling不是形容词而是副词,表示热的程度,修饰hot.

  5. Sailors were afraid that they might sail right off the earth.


  1) I am afraid that I can not finish the article in two hours. (我担心我两小时内写不完这篇文章。)

  2) He was afraid that he couldn"t give you a definite answer. (他担心他不能给你一个明确的答复。)

  3) I am afraid that I have made a mistake.(我担心自己犯了一个错误。)

  4) We are confident that we can overcome all the difficulties. (我们相信自己能克服所有的困难。)

  对“be + 形容词 + that引起的从句”这类结构,语法家们有的认为that从句做宾语用,有的认为that从句做状语用。根据句子的逻辑意义来判断也许比较方便一些。如:I"m sorry that you failed the exam again. 这个句子中的that从句起状语作用,相当于“…because you failed the exam again.”

  6. The Atlantic Ocean is only half as big as the Pacific,…

  在第一单元中我们讨论过副词的同等比较。本句中as big as 则是形容词的同等比较。在这类句子中,可以有表示程度的状语。例如:

  1) This book is not half as interesting as that one.(这本书还不如那本书一半有趣。)

  2) My monthly income is only half as much as his.(我的月收入只有他的一半多。)

  3) This year our university will enroll three times as many students as it did the year before last.(我们学校今年的招生人数将是前年的三倍。)


  1) 我的英语口语还不及你的一半流利。(My spoken English is not half as fluent as yours.)

  2) 这只手提箱还没有那只手提箱一半重。(This suitcase is not half as heavy as that one.)

  3) 这个房间是那个房间的两倍。(This room is twice as large as that one.)

  7. But suppose no more rain fell into it and no more water was brought to it by rivers.

  suppose 常常做动词用,意思是“假定;猜想;认为”。例如:

  1) Let"s suppose it to be true.(让我们假定这是真的。)

  2) I suppose he is very nervous.(我猜想他很紧张。)

  3) I supposed him to be an honest man, but he often tells lies. (我以为他很诚实,他却经常说谎。)

  在本句中suppose(也可以用supposing)是一个连词,意思是“假设(= if);假使…结果会怎么样”。例如:

  1) Suppose he is ill, what shall we do?(假如他病了,我们怎么办?)

  2) Suppose a tiger should come out of the cage? (如果一只老虎从笼子中跑出来怎么办?)

  3) Suppose something should go wrong?(如果出了什么问题会怎么样?)

  8. It would take the ocean about 4000 years to dry up.

  it takes (sb.) some time to do sth. 是很常用的一个句型。例如:

  1) 我骑自行车到学校要花半小时。(It takes me half an hour to get to school by bike.)

  2) 他花了两个星期时间才看完那本书。(It took him two weeks to finish reading that book.)


  1) It took the boy three hours to finish his homework.(那个男孩花了3小时才写完作业。)

  2) It takes less than 4 hours to get to Shanghai by train from Nanjing.(从南京乘火车到上海只要不到4小时。)

  3) 他花了4天时间才走出密林。(It took him 4 days to go out of the forest.)

  4) 照顾一个生病的老人要花许多时间。(It will take a great deal of time to look after a sick old man.

  9. On the average the water is a little more than two miles deep, but in places it is much deeper.

  on the average在句子中的意思是“平均而言”。例如:

  1) On the average, they drove 70 miles an hour.(他们平均每小时行驶70英里。)

  2) On the average, they spend 20 yuan on food every day.(他们平均每天花20块钱吃饭。)

  a little 在句子中修饰more,表示程度,意思是“一点儿,稍许”。much在句子中修饰deeper,也表示程度,加强形容词比较级,意思是“…多”。例如:

  1) I feel a little cold.(我觉得有点冷。)

  2) He spent a little more than 20 yuan yesterday.(昨天他花了20块多一点儿。)

  3) I feel much better now.(我现在感觉好多了。)

  4) She is much more careful this time.(她这一次细心多了。)


  1) 干了一天的工作,我觉得有点累。(I feel a little tired after a day"s work.)

  2) 她对她的同学有点不友好。(She is a little unfriendly to her classmates.)

  3) 听了那个消息他开心多了。(He was much happier after hearing that news.)

  10. This “deep” measures 30,246 feet——almost 6 miles (9.6km)。


  measure 在句子中做动词用,意思是“测量”,“有…深”。例如:

  1) This room measures 10 metres across.(这个房间宽10米。)

  2) The bridge measures 17 kilometres long.(这座桥长17公里。)

  3) The water tank only measures 2 metres deep.(这只水箱只有2米深。)

  11. One of the longest mountain ranges of the world rises from the floor of the Atlantic.

  本句中的 longest与课文前几段中出现的narrowest,saltiest,deepest一样,都是形容词的级形式。因为这几个词是单音节词或是以元音结尾的双音节词,所以,级的构成是在词尾加-est.对于大部分两个音节以上的形容词,级的构成是在形容词前面加most.请看例句:

  1) He wants to make everybody believe that he is the happiest person in the world.(他想使每一个人相信他是世界上最幸福的人。)

  2) This is the strongest horse I have ever seen.(这是我所见过的壮的马。)

  3) The boss wanted to find the most careful employees.(老板想找最细心的雇工。)

  4) 黄山是我所知道的最美的山之一。(Yellow Mountain is one of the most beautiful mountains I have ever known.)

  5) 这条高速公路是中国最长的。(This express way is one of the longest in China. )

  6) 这本书是三本书中最有意思的。(This book is the most interesting of the three.)

  rise 是一个不及物动词,在句子中的意思是“升起;隆起”。例如:

  1) The sun rises in the east.(太阳在东方升起。)

  2) Give the child some medicine, his temperature is rising.  (给孩子服药,他的体温在升高。)

  3) The mountain peak rises above the clouds.(山峰高耸入云。)


  1) rise 不及物动词 (起立;上升,高耸;浮现)

  The old lady rose to her feet when she heard the doorbell.

  The tower rises to a height of 70 feet.

  An idea rises in my mind.

  2) raise 及物动词 (举起;养育;提高;召集)

  If you have any questions, please raise your hands.

  When Father was in the army, Mother had a hard time raising three children.

  The management promised to raise the workers"salary after the negotiation.

  He failed to raise the money for his father"s heart operation.

  3) arise 不及物动词 (升起;出现;由…引起)

  Heavy smoke arose beyond the mountain.

  New problems arise when old ones are solved.

  His illness arose from malnutrition.

  4) arouse 及物动词 (唤醒;激起,引起)

  The noise outside aroused him from sleep.

  The music aroused a feeling of homesickness in him.


  1) He lives on the seventh floor.(他住在7楼。)

  2) The wood floor gives a feeling of warmth in the winter. (冬天时,木地板给我温暖的感觉。)

  3) He was given the floor at the meeting.(他在会上得到了发言权。)

  4)He decided to floor the kitchen with plastic tiles.(他决定用塑料砖铺厨房地面。)

  12. The tops of a few of the mountains reach up above the sea and make island

  top 在句中做名词用,意思是“顶部,山顶”。例如:

  1) He was the first to climb to the top of the hill.(他第一个爬上山顶。)

  2) When we stand on the top of the mountain, the whole city is in sight.(我们站在山顶时,整个城市尽收眼底)   请翻译下面的句子,注意top的词类和意思:

  1) He shouted at the top of his voice.(他放声高叫。)-n.

  2) He is running at the top of his speed.(他正以最快的速度奔跑。)-n.

  3) He is the top student in the class.(他是班上的尖子学生。)-adj.

  4) This is the top news of the week.(这是本周的头条新闻。)-adj.

  5) His father is a top diplomatic advisor.(他父亲是高级外交顾问。)-adj.

  6) Mother is going to top the cake with cream.(妈妈准备在蛋糕上浇奶油。)-v.

  7) He tops his father by half a head.(他比父亲高出半个头。)-v.

  8) She needs a new skirt to match her top.(她需要一条新裙子配她的上衣。)-n.


  come out top(名列前茅) come out on top(出人头地) from top to bottom(从上到下,彻底地) from top to toe(从头到脚;完全) on top of the world(非常幸福;心满意足)

  13. Several hundred miles eastward from Florida there is a part of the ocean called the Sargasso Sea.

  called the Sargasso Sea 是修饰ocean的定语从句,在其前省去了which is.


  1) Opportunities are often thing (that) you have not noticed the first time around.


  2) There is much (that) the little boy can do.(有许多是那小男孩能做。)

  3)He is the right person (that) I want to discuss the problem with.(他正是我想与其讨论这个问题的人。)

  14. In the days of sailing vessels the crew were afraid they would be becalmed here. Sometimes they were.


  1) In his boyhood days, he often went swimming and fishing with his friends.(在他的童年时代,他常常和伙伴们一起游泳,钓鱼。)

  2) In the days of Queen Victoria, the British colony expanded rapidly.(在维多利亚女王时代,英国殖民地迅速扩张。)

  3) He has experienced a lot of hardships in his days.(他一生中吃了许多苦。)

  crew是一个集合名词,指“全体船员”,后面的谓语动词可以用单数也可以用复数,此句中谓语动词用的是复数were,因为从句子中可以推断出是许多vessels(船)上的船员。Sometimes they were.句子中省略becalmed.

  15. The Atlantic furnishes much food for the people on its shores.

  furnish sth. to sb. 意思是“为…提供”,我们同样可以用furnish sb. with sth.来表达这个意思。例如:

  They furnished blankets and food to the refugees.(他们为难民供应毯子和食物。)

  No one expected that he would furnish the information to the opponent.(谁也没有料到他会把消息提供给对手。)

  Luckily, they have furnished us with a car and all the necessary maps.(幸运的是他们为我们提供了一辆汽车和所有必要的地图。)

  16. One of its famous fishing regions, the Grand Banks, is near Newfoundland.

  the Grand Banks在句子中做同位语。请看下面的例句:

  1) This theory was advanced by Einstein, a famous scientist.  (这个理论是由着名科学家爱因斯坦提出的。)

  2) This is Mr. Benjamin, dean of our department.(这是我们系主任本杰明先生。)

  3) Qinghai Lake, the largest inland body of salt water in China, lies 3,198 metres above sea-level.(中国的内陆咸水湖青海湖海拔3,198米。)



  1. separate from       2. keep sb. from doing sth.

  3. be unwilling to do sth.     4. between A and B

  5. make sth unusual      6. so…that

  7. dry up          8. on the average

  9. rise from         10. furnish sth for sb.

  11. pile up          12. from…to



  1) The Atlantic is one of the oceans that separate the Old World from the New.

  2) Ocean currents affect the climates of the land near which they flow.


  1) One idea was that it reached out to “the edge of the world”。

  2) Another idea was that at the equator the ocean would be boiling hot.


  1) There is so much water in the Atlantic that it is hard to imagine how much there is.

  2) We now have such fast ways of travelling that this big ocean seems to have grown smaller.


  1) The Atlantic is only half as big as the Pacific, but still it is very large.

  2) It is more than 4,000 miles wide where Columbus crossed it.

  3) Even at its narrowest it is about 2,000 miles wide.

  4) Also, it is the world"s saltiest ocean.

  5) The deepest spot is near Puerto Rico.

  E.be one of+复数名词

  The Atlantic Ocean is one of the oceans that separate the Old World from the New.

  F.it takes sb. some time to do sth.

  It would take the ocean about 4,000 years to dry up.



  Asia (亚洲) Europe(欧洲) Africa(非洲) North America(北美洲)

  South America(南美洲) Oceania (大洋洲) the Antarctic(南极洲)

  The Atlantic(大西洋) the Pacific(太平洋) the Indian(印度洋) the Arctic(北冰洋)


  continent (大陆) continental shelf(大陆架) subcontinent(次大陆) iceberg(冰山)

  mountain range(山脉) volcano(火山) delta (三角洲) waterfall(瀑布)

  gulf(海湾) straits; channel(海峡) coast line (海岸线) beach(海滩)

  3. 大西洋之最

  1) The Atlantic is the second largest ocean in the world

  2) The Atlantic is the saltiest ocean in the world

  3) Puerto Rico Trench is the deepest in the Atlantic Ocean.

  4) Gulf Stream is the strongest warm water current in the Atlantic Ocean.

  5) The Grand Banks near Newfoundland is the most prosperous fishing region in the world.

  6) The drainage area of the Atlantic is four times that of the Pacific or the Indian.

  2. 主要属海和岛屿

  the Mississippi 密西西比河 the Hudson 哈得逊河 the Amazon 亚马逊河

  the Congo 刚果河 Baffin Bay 巴芬湾 the Nigeria 尼日利亚河

  the Rhine 莱茵河 the Caribbean Sea 加勒比海 the Mexican Gulf 墨西哥湾

  the Hudson Bay 哈得逊湾 the Mediterranean Sea 地中海 the Black Sea 黑海

  the North Sea 北海 the Baltic Sea 波罗的克海 Iceland 冰岛

  Greenland 格陵兰岛 Faeroe Islands 法罗群岛 Shetland Islands 设得兰岛

  Bermudas 百慕大群岛 Azores 亚速尔群岛 Grenada 格陵纳达岛

  Antilles 安的列斯群岛 Trinidad Islands 特里尼达群岛 Malvinas Islands 马尔维纳斯群岛

  Bahamas 巴哈马群岛   Text B The Moon


  1. tie to(与…联系在一起;使束缚于…)

  He is seriously ill and has been tied to his bed for almost a month.  (他病得厉害,已经卧床近一个月了。)

  Study ties smoking to many diseases.(据研究,许多疾病与抽烟有关。)

  I am sorry I didn"t have the time to go shopping with you. I was tied to housework.(很抱歉我没能有时间和你一起去购物,家务杂事把我拴住了。)

  2. except for(除了…之外)

  The room is empty except for some chairs.(房间里除了一些椅子空荡荡。)

  Your composition is well written except for some spelling mistakes.(除了几处拼写错误,你的文章写的不错)

  3. be near to(靠近)

  The park is near to our school. Let"s go boating.(公园离我们学校很近,我们去划船吧。)

  The police station is near to our community. It is within walking distance.


  4. face towards(朝向)

  My office is in the building that faces towards the street.(我的办公室在那座朝街的楼里。)

  His new house faces towards the south.(他的新房子朝南。)

  5. keep…in mind(把…记在心里)

  I am not sure if he would keep what you have said in mind. (我不能肯定他是否会把你说的话记在心里。)

  I will keep this in mind for future reference.(我会记住这个,供以后参考。)

  6. light up(变亮;使容光焕发)

  Her face lighted up when she heard the news.(听到那个消息,她面露喜色。)

  His face was lighted (lit) up with excitement.(他因兴奋而满面春风。)

  7. reflect(反射)

  Mirrors reflect light.(镜子反射光。)

  The white sand reflected the sun"s heat(白沙地反射太阳的热气。)。

  The light reflected from the water into my eyes.(光线投过水面反射到我眼里。)

  8. …enough for sb. to do sth.(足以让某人做某事)

  The room is big enough for us to have a dancing party. (这间房够大了,我们可以在里面开舞会。)

  The basket is light enough for the little boy to carry.(这只篮子很轻,那个小男孩能提动。)

  9. speak of(提到,说起)

  I have never heard him speak of his past.(我从来没有听他提起他的过去。)

  She always looks proud when she speaks of her son. (说到她的儿子她总是很自豪的样子。)

  10. otherwise(不然;另外的)

  He reminded me of what I might otherwise have forgotten.  (他提醒了我,不然我可能会忘记那件事。)

  He is a little careless, but he is otherwise quite suitable for the job.(他有点粗心,除此以外,他倒是很适合这个工作的。)

  He is honest, but his twin brother is otherwise.(他很诚实,而他的孪生兄弟则不然。)

  11. nothing but(仅仅,除了…之外没有什么)

  There is nothing but a piece of bread in the cupboard.(食橱里除了一片面包什么也没有。)

  He asked for nothing but trust.(除了信任,他什么要求都没有。)