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  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.


  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.


  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.


  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.


  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.


  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.


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