Surtsey was born in l963.Scientists saw the birth of this island.It began at 7：30 a.m.on l4th November.A fishing boat was near Iceland.The boat moved under the captain’S(船长)feet.He noticed a strange smell.He saw some black smoke.A volcano(火山)was breaking out.Red—hot rocks，fire and smoke were rushing up from the bottom(底部)of the sea.The island grew quickly.It was lo meters high the next day and 60 meters high on l8th November. Scientists flew there to watch. It was exciting. Smoke- and fn:e were still rushing up. Pieces of red-hot rocks were flying into the air and falling into the sea. The sea was boiling and there was a strange light in the sky.Surtsey grew and grew. Then it stopped in June 1967. It was 175 meters high and 9. kilometers long. And life was already coming to Surtsey. Plants grew. Birds came. Some scientists built a house. They want to learn about this
young island. A new island is like a new world.
66. Surtsey is ________.
A.an island not far from Iceland
B.a new volcano
C.a place in Iceland
67. Scientists flew there _______.
A.to watch the birth of the island
B.to save the fishing boat
C.to learn about the island
68. When did scientists fly there to watch?
A.Before the volcano broke out.
B.As soon as the volcano broke out.
C.About four days after the volcano broke out.
69. Put the following sentences in correct order.
a. The captain found the boat was moving.
b. A new island appeared in the sea.
c. Fire, smoke and rocks were seen rushing up.
d. A fishing boat was near Iceland.
e. The island grew quickly.
70. The best title of this article is
A.A New Island
B.The Birth of an Island
C.A New World
D.Scientists Discovered Surtsey
67.A【解析】细节题。科学家们赶到NJL去观察小岛的诞生过程。C 选项中去研究小岛只是一部分科学家的事，他们在岛上建房子准 备居住。研究新生的小岛而不是观察诞生过程。