【New words and expressions】 生词和短语
be fasinated with
He is fascinated with chess.
Are you fascinated with English?
like,love,be fond of
The boy is fond of football.
be crazy <I>about:</I> 着迷
be mad about
He is crazy/mad about music.
He is fascinated with music.
Sweet music is fascinating.
Cats are affectionate animals.
The lady is looking that man affectionately
a mysterious plan
a mysterious explanation
His death is a mystery.
Are you obedient?
Dogs and horses are submissive,but Cats are never submissive to us.
be submissive to sb.
submit oneself to sb/sth
You have already grown up,you must be independent.
You must depend on yourself
Listen to the tape then answer the question below.
How do cats try to protect themselves when falling from great
Cats never fail to fascinate human beings.
They can be friendly and affectionate towards humans, but they lead
mysterious lives of their own as well. They never become submissive
like dogs and horses. As a result, humans have learned to respect
feline independence. Most cats remain suspicious of humans all their
lives. One of the things that fascinates us most about cats is the
popular belief that they have nine lives. Apparently, there is a
good deal of truth in this idea. A cat's ability to survive falls is
based on fact.
Recently the New York Animal Medical Center made
a study of 132 cats over a period of five months. All these cats had
one experience in common: they had fallen off high buildings, yet
only eight of them died from shock or injuries. Of course, New York
is the ideal place for such an interesting study, because there is
no shortage of tall buildings. There are plenty of high-rise
windowsills to fall from! One cat, Sabrina, fell 32 storeys, yet
only suffered from a broken tooth. 'Cats behave like well-trained
paratroopers.' a doctor said. It seems that the further cats fall,
the less they are likely to injure themselves. In a long drop, they
reach speeds of 60 miles an hour and more. At high speeds, falling
cats have time to relax. They stretch out their legs like flying