NCE2-L62 After the fire 大火之后PPT

What was the danger to the villages after the fire?

Firemen had been fighting the forest fire for nearly three weeks before they could get it under control. A short time before, great trees had covered the countryside for miles around. Now, smoke still rose up from the warm ground over the desolate hills. Winter was coming on and the hills threatened the surrounding villages with destruction, for heavy rain would not only wash away the soil but would cause serious floods as well. When the fire had at last been put out, the forest authorities ordered several tons of a special type of grass-seed which would grow quickly. The seed was sprayed over the ground in huge quantities by aeroplanes. The planes had been planting seed for nearly a month when it began to rain. By then, however, in many places the grass had already taken root. In place of the great trees which had been growing there for centuries patches of green had begun to appear in the blackened soil.

【New words and expressions】 生词和短语

★control n. 控制

★smoke n. 烟

★desolate adj. 荒凉的

★threaten v. 威胁

★surrounding adj. 周围的

★destruction n. 破坏,毁灭

★flood n. 洪水,水灾

★authority n. (常用复数)当局

★grass-seed n. 草籽

★spray v. 喷撒

★quantity n. 量

★root n. 根

★century n. 世纪

★patch n. 小片

★blacken v. 变黑,发暗


1.fireman had been fighting the forest fire

fight sth.:和…搏斗

get + 宾语+介词短语……作宾补

for miles around 方圆几英里

2.a short time before –从过去某一点时间算起,一段时间以前

a short time ago –从现在算起,一段时间以前


3.rose up(from):升上来

4.over the desolate hills :(烟,雾)弥漫

5. Winter was coming on 季节的来临

6.threaten sb.with sth. 有..迹象

7.serious :严重的

8.put out :扑灭

9.several tons of a special type of grass-seed

10.was sprayed over the ground 被动语态 huge quantities –介词短语作状语,"大量的"

12.take root :生根 place of :替代(只能指代位置、空间)原来放的东西,现在不在了 stead of :替代+没做的事



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