The South Pacific is on the face of it still a healthy ocean. / We depend on it. / Over 60% of the world’s fish catch comes from the Pacific. / But like all oceans, it has little or no protection. / So it may not stay healthy much longer. / For the South Pacific, this is a critical time. / It’s changing in ways that, if left unchecked, could develop into a global crisis. / Some of its residents have been through crisis before. / And protecting the fish will ensure a healthy ocean for all the marine life of the Pacific. / It will require international commitment and co-operation.
生词： gene 基因
W: You have a twin brother named James, don’t you?
M: Yes, I do. He is at Harvard University and studies chemistry. He is very interested in it.
W: What I think twins would have same interest on the abilities.
M: Not always. Genes give twins the potential for developing the same interests on the abilities. But dad and mum encourage us to develop all our interests and we did.
W: Did you and James dress alike and have the same teachers in elementary school?
M: No. My parent encourages us to dress differently and we are in different courses at school.
W: Didn’t you have many same ideas?
M: Sure, some of the time. But that’s also true of any brothers who grow up together in the same family.
3Questions to ask:
回答：Yes, but only for relaxation. He’s never been interested in studying music and he didn’t learn to play any musical instruments when we were younger. I did well in Math courses. But I was very interested in music and I spend most of my spare time learning to piano and violent.
回答：He loves skating. He spends most of his time skating in his school on weekends. He is still doing that now.
回答：Well. I think my father had a big influence on developing differences in our interests. He encouraged us to learn different things and study different subjects. It was my father who suggested me doing music at university.
5 Questions to answer:
（1）What does the man’s brother study at Harvard University?
（2）What does the woman think about twins?
（3）What did the man do in most of his spare time?
（4）Where did James skate on weekends?
（5）Who suggested the man doing music at university?
梗概：Uncle John 独居。某日侄子Tom得知叔叔晕倒，请来医生救了他。
关键词： alone 独自 nephew 侄子
call 打电话 nephew 邻居
When Uncle John was 85 years old, most his friends and relatives were already dead. He lived by himself in a big house. The only person who often talked to him was his nephew, Tom. Tom called several times a week, just for few minutes to say “Hello” and see if everything was ok.
One morning, Tom phoned Uncle John. He did not answer the phone. He then hung up and went back to work. That afternoon, he called Uncle John again. Again no answer. Two hours later, he called the third time. Still no answer. He got very anxious. So he called Uncle John’s next door neighbor. Tom told her that he was worried about Uncle John and asked her to see what was wrong. A while later, the neighbor phoned Tom. She said nervously, “Tom, I’m sorry it took so long. Uncle John didn’t answer the door. So I used his spare key. I found him lying in the bathroom floor. I could not wake him up. Tom called the doctor immediately and then rushed to Uncle John’s house. When he got there, the doctor had already arrived. The doctor said that it was just in time to save him.