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Section C
Compound Dictation
A man steps on what seems like solid ground but discovers with horror that the ground is giving way beneath his feet. The man struggles (36)______ , but he is mercilessly (37) ______ . He cannot escape. Slowly he sinks deeper and deeper until at last he is gone, (38) ______ in the treacherous earth. The solid ground was solid only in (39) ______ . It was actually quicksand, which is a deep (40) ______ of fine sand mixed with water.
How is quicksand formed? Water pushes up from below the surface and is held by the sand. The (41) ______ of sand are forced apart by the water. They cannot hold any weight. The subsurface water may have come from a spring, a river, or a stream. Sometimes pools of water near beaches become filled with sand. When the soil under these pools does not allow for good drainage, the sand can become (42) ______ of quicksand.
Is it true that a man who steps into quicksand is (43) ______ to die? No, four men have fought their way from quicksand to firm land again. (44) _________________________________________________________ . Quick movements will make the sand yield temporarily, but then it rushes and settles solidly around the body.
(45) _________________________________________________________________ . When the weight of the sand his body has displaced equals his weight, he will stop sinking. (46) ___________________________________________________________________ .

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compound ['kɔmpaund]

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n. 混合物,复合词
n. 院子(用围墙圈起来

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drainage ['dreinidʒ]

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v. 排水
n. 排水系统,污水

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yield [ji:ld]

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n. 生产量,投资收益
v. 生产,屈服,投降

 
except [ik'sept]

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vt. 除,除外
prep. & conj.

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treacherous ['tretʃərəs]

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adj. 背信弃义的,叛逆的,不可靠的,危险的

 
stream [stri:m]

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n. (人,车,气)流,水流,组
v. 流动,

 
mass [mæs]

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n. 块,大量,众多
adj. 群众的,大规模

 
stretch [stretʃ]

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n. 伸展,张开
adj. 可伸缩的

 
temporarily ['tempərerili]

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adv. 暂时地,临时地

 
appearance [ə'piərəns]

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n. 外表,外貌,出现,出场,露面

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