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A newly-wed couple on a four-month honeymoon were hit by six natural disasters, including the Australian floods, Christchurch earthquake and Japanese tsunami.(一对瑞典的新婚夫妇竟然在四个月的蜜月期里经历了六场自然灾难,其中包括了澳大利亚洪灾、新西兰克莱斯特彻奇地震以及日本海啸。)

Stefan and Erika Svanstrom left Stockholm, Sweden, on December 6 and were immediately stranded in Munich, Germany, due to one of Europe’s worst snowstorms. Stefan Svanstrom和Erika Svanstrom(夫妇于去年12月6日离开了瑞典首都斯德哥尔摩,很快他们就因为欧洲地区严重的暴风雪灾害而被困在了德国慕尼黑。)

Travelling with their baby daughter, they flew on to Cairns in Australia which was then struck by one of the most tremendous cyclones(龙卷风) in the nation’s history. From there, the couple, in their 20s, were forced to shelter for 24 hours on the cement floor of a shopping centre with 2,500 others. “Trees were being knocked over and big branches were scattered across the streets,” Mr Svanstrom told Sweden’s Expressen newspaper. “We escaped by the skin of our teeth,” said Svanstrom.

They then headed south to Brisbane but the city was experiencing massive flooding, so they crossed the country to Perth where they narrowly escaped raging bush fires. The couple then flew to Christchurch, New Zealand, arriving just after a massive magnitude 6.3 earthquake destroyed the city on February 22.

Mrs. Svanstrom said, “When we got there the whole town was a war zone.”

“We could not visit the city since it was completely blocked off, so instead we travelled around before going to Japan.”

But days after the Svanstroms arrived, Tokyo was rocked by Japan’s largest earthquake since records began. “The trembling was horrible and we saw roof tiles fly off the buildings,” Mr. Svantrom said. “It was l ike the buildings were swaying back and forth.”The family returned to Stockholm on March 29 after a much calmer visit to their last destination China.

But Mr. Svanstrom, who also survived the destructive Boxing Day tsunami that hit southeast Asia in 2004, said the marriage was still going strong. He added, “I know marriages have to endure some trials, but I think we have be en through most of them.”

“We’ve certainly experienced more than our fair share of catastrophes, but the most important thing is that we’re together and happy.”

36. How many countries did the couple visit during their honeymoon?

A. 3.

B. 4.

C. 5.

D. 6. 37. In which country were they not hit by natural disaster ?

A. Australia.

B. China.

C. New Zealand

D. Germany.

38. What’s the right order of the following things according to the passage ?

a. The couple headed south to Brisbane.

b. The couple flew to Cairns.

c. The couple flew to Christchurch.

d. The couple were stranded in Munich.

A. a-b-c-d

B. d-b-c-a

C. d-b-a-c

D. a-c-b-d

39. By saying “We escaped by the skin of our teeth.”, Mr. Svanstrom meant that .

A. They had a narrow escape from the cyclones

B. There was something wrong with their teeth

C. They escaped from the cyclones easily

D. The cyclones was tremendous

40. According to the last two paragraphs, which word can best describe Mr. Svanstrom ?

A. indifferent

B. depressed

C. considerate

D. optimistic

B

To build an incredible and successful relationship is something like erecting a building. First of all, you should start with an idea which is expected by everyone, and then you can put a solid foundation stone for that idea. Putting a strong foundation stone is very important and it keeps your building steady. Every part of that building is totally depending upon that solid foundation.

So, here are the three rules to establish a successful relationship:

The first rule is just having fun. Once relationship is established then the things become stable. Once it gets stable then you start feeling stifled (压抑的) and fun is no longer there in your relationship. But remember this thing is very dangerous for relationship. Y ou can plan something great like a weekend road trip. Even you can also plan some of your favorite activities at least twice a month. Enjoy laughing with each other and try to find different ways to keep this laughter alive.

The second rule is _________________. In relationship it is important that both the partners should deserve equal treatment. If anyone of the partners dominates to the other then such relationship is surely not going to survive for a long time. Such relationships are called unbalanced relationship and it is going to give lots of pain. So, try to give respect to each other equally.

The third rule is always to be open and honest with each other. Another good and important part of any relationship is being honest and open-minded with your partner. Whenever the problem arises in your relations, honesty is very crucial. Even being open-minded with each other is a foundation to your good relationship. Honesty is most valuable thing. If

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