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  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.

  A. d-a-c-b-e

  B.a-b-c-d-e

  C.a-b-e-c-d

  D.b-e-d-a-c

  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

  参考译文

  绪尔特塞岛在1963年形成。科学家们观察到了这个岛的诞生。ll月14 fi上午7点丰,这个过程开始。当时一艘渔船正在冰岛附近。船长脚下的船在移动。接着他嗅到了一股奇怪的味道,又看到一些黑色烟雾。一座火山正在喷发。滚曼的红色岩石,火焰和烟雾从海洋底喷薄出耒。小岛上升得很快。第二天就l0米高了,到19号那天已经有60米高。科学家们飞奔到那里去看。那过程真震憾。烟雾和丈焰还在蒸腾。红色火山岩的碎屑飞到空中,又掉落海里:海水沸腾了,天空中有一道奇异的光芒。绪尔特塞长啊长,一直到1967年6月才停下。_那时它175来高,两公里长。岛上已经有了勃勃生机。植物发芽,鸟儿也来安家,一些科学家们盖起房子。他们想研究一下这个年轻的小岛。一座新的岛屿就像一个新的世界。

  答案及解析

  66.A【解析】细节题。绪尔特塞是冰岛附近一座新形成的火山岛。

  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。

  68.C【解析】细节题。小岛开始喷发是l4号,l8号长到一定高度后,

  科学家们才赶过去。

  69.A【解析】归纳题。文中提到了从渔船偶然发现小岛诞生到小岛长

  大的过程。

  70.B【解析】主旨题。文章主要讲述了绪尔特塞的形成过程。