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Hello, is that (1.) John?
No, this is Bob. John’s not here at the moment.
What time is he due back?I want to speak to him tonight if (2.).
At about seven. But he’s (3. out again at eight, so you’ll have to ring back before then if you want to catch him.
But I can’t (4. ) to a phone myself at that time. I guess I’ll have to call him tomorrow (5.) all.
Okay, I’ll give him that message for you then.
Thanks very much. Good-bye.
1.Do you know・・・・・・
3.This is too・・・・・・
1.John is hungry, and
2.I asked him
3.Please lock the door
4. The driver wanted
6.They didn’t know
7.Both furniture and business equipment
8.Her hands were
This is just a short letter, firstly, to thank you for the trouble you took in arranging our trip to the Dandenong Ranges. Everybody enjoyed themselves and we were lucky to have such very good weather. Jean and Mary were both very glad to meet you and are hoping to have another chance to do so again in the near future.
Secondly, we would like to invite you to join us for a visit to the Cranbourne rain forest, and afterwards to the Healesville Sanctuary. Jack Williams, (whose wife Ann you met last month), will be joining our club for this trip. Karen, Joyce, Frank and Bill are also expected to come.
As you know, the rain forest is full of all kinds of plant and animal life still living in a balance that has been unchanged for hundreds of years, and the animals at Healesville are also maintained in as close to their natural conditions as possible. We expect it will be a very educational day.
If you are able to come, please telephone Helen. We are all hoping you will be able to attend.
Regards (and thanks again),
1.Who arranged the last trip?
2.What do Mary and Jean want to do?
3. Does John know Jack?
4.The Cranbourne rain forest
5.Henry is writing for
Many Australian animals, though of completely different origin, have over the millions of years come to resemble animals which follow a similar way of life in other parts of the world. This tendency for animals of different origins to become similar is known as “convergent evolution.”
We have in Australia the Tasmanian tigers with much the same appearance as the unrelated wolf of Asia and North America. Each has grown independently into the wolf-like shape because it is apparently the best mammal pattern for this particular way of life.
Also, we have tree-climbing, flesh-eating animals, which we call native-cats because we see in them a considerable resemblance to the cats of other continents. These animals are not related to cats. They and the true cats have developed a similar shape because this is the best form for an animal to take that climbs trees at night in search of other animals.
1.Did the Australian animals described always look like animal in other parts of the world?
2.What is “convergent evolution”?
3. The Tasmanian tiger
5.Concerning the Asian wolf and the Tasmanian tiger,