Unit8 It must belong to Carla.
We live in a small town and almost everyone knows each other. It used to be very quiet and nothing much ever happened around here. However, these days, something unusual is happening in our town. Victor, a teacher at my school, is really nervous. When he was interviewed by the town newspaper, he said, “Every night we hear strange noises outside our window. My wife thinks that it could be an animal, but my friends and I think it must be teenagers having fun. My parents called the policemen, but they couldn’t find anything strange. They think it might be the wind. I don’t think so!”
Victor’s next-door neighbor Helen is worried, too. “At first, I thought that it might be a dog, but I couldn’t see a dog, or anything else, either. So I guess it can’t be a dog. But then, what could it be?” One woman in the area saw something running away, but it was dark so she is not sure. “I think it was too big to be a dog,” she said. “Maybe it was a bear or a wolf.”
Everyone in our town is feeling uneasy, and everyone has his or her own ideas. There must be something visiting the homes in our neighborhood, but what is it? We have no idea. Most people hope that this animal or person will simply go away, but I do not think that is going to happen. The noise-maker is having too much fun creating fear in the neighborhood.
Stonehenge — Can Anyone Explain Why It Is There?
Stonehenge, a rock circle, is not only one of Britain’s most famous historical places, but also one of its greatest mysteries. Every year it receives more than 750,000 visitors. Especially in June, people go to this place as they want to see the sun rising on the longest day of the year.
For many years, historians believed Stonehenge was a temple where ancient leaders tried to communicate with the gods. However, historian Paul Stoker thinks this can’t be true because Stonehenge was built so many centuries ago. “The leaders arrived in England much later,” he points out.
Another popular idea is that Stonehenge might be a kind of calendar. The large stones were put together in a certain way. On midsummer’s morning, the sun shines directly into the center of the stones. Other people believe the stones have a medical purpose. They think the stones can prevent illness while keeping people healthy. “As you walk there, you can feel the energy from your feet climb up your body,” said one visitor. No one is sure what Stonehenge was used for, but most agree that the position of the stones must be for a special purpose. Some think it might be a burial place, or a place to honor ancestors. Others think it was built to celebrate a victory over an enemy. Stonehenge was built slowly over a long period of time. Most historians believe it must be almost 5,000 years old. One of the greatest mysteries is how it was built because the stones are so big and heavy. In 2001, a group of English volunteers tried to build another Stonehenge, but they couldn’t. “We don’t really know who built Stonehenge,” says Paul Stoker. “And perhaps we might never know, but we do know they must have been hardworking — and great planners!”
- Midsummer’s morning is in June________a lot of people go toStonehenge during this month.
- The sun rose_________thousands of people were standing aroundthe stones.
- The sun shines straight into the center of Stonehenge_________thestones were put in a special position.
- Some people think the rocks can_________stop people becomingill can keep them healthy.
- We don’t know who built Stonehenge_________how it was built.
- Historians are not sure__________they think Stonehenge was builtabout 5,000 years ago.
Unit8 It must belong to Carla 。 Section A 2d
Section A 3a
我们住在一个小镇上，并且几乎每个人都彼此认识。它过去一直很安静，这附近未曾发生过什么事。然而，这些天来某件不寻常的事正在我们镇发生。维克托，我的学校的一名教师，非常紧张。城镇报社采访他时，他说：“每天晚上我们都听到窗外有奇怪的噪音。我妻子认为它可能是一种动物，但我和我的朋友们认为那一定是 1 青少年在玩耍。我的父母报了警，但他们没发现任何异常。他们认为那可能是风造成的，我并不这样认为！“
维克托的隔壁邻居海伦也很担心。“起初，我认 为它可能是一只狗，但我没看到狗，也没看见其他 任何东西。所以我猜测它不可能是一只狗。但它可 能是什么呢？”当地的一个妇女看见有个东西逃跑了，但是天黑了，所以她不确定。“我认为它太大而不可 能是一只狗，”她说，“也许它是一只熊或一只狼。”
我们镇的每个人都在感到不安，并且每个人都有他 她自己的观点。一定有什么东西闯入了我们社区的住户家中，但它是什么呢？我们不知道。大多数人希望这个动物或人会径直走开，但我认为它没那么简单。噪音制造者非常乐于在社区里制造恐惧。 Section B 2d
巨石阵，一个岩石圈，不仅是英国的最著名的历史古迹之一，而且是最大的谜团之一。每年，它接待 75 万多游客。人们尤其喜欢在六月份去这个地方，因为他们想在一年中最长的一天看日出。
另一个普遍的观点是，巨石阵可能是一种日历。这些巨石以一种特定的方式被放置在一起。在盛夏 的早晨，太阳直接照射在石头的中心。其他人认为 这些石头有一种医学目的。他们认为这些石头能够 预防疾病，并使人们保持健康。“当你走到那儿时，你可以感觉到能量从你的脚上传到你的身体，”一个游客说。没有人确定巨石阵被用来干什么，但大多 数人赞同石头的位置一定有一个特殊的目的。一些 人认为它可能是一个墓地或敬重祖先的地方。其他 人认为它是为抢占战胜敌人而建的。
巨石阵是历经一段很长的时期被慢慢建成的。大多数历史学家认为它一定接近 5000 年了。最大的谜团之一是它是如何建成的，因为那些石头又大又重。在 2001 年，一群英国志愿者试图建造另一个巨石阵，但他们没能建成。 “我们真的不知道谁建造了巨石阵，”保罗•斯托克说，“或许我们可能永远不知道，但我们的确值得他们一定很勤奋—而且是伟大的规 划者！”