Module 3 My first ride on a train（原创）
My name is Alice Thompson. I come from Sydney, Australia and I'm 18 years old. Recently I had my first ride on a __1___ train. And what a ride!
A friend and I ___2___the famous Ghan train. We __3__ in Sydney and we ___4___in Alice Springs, right___5__ Australia, more than four thousand kilometers away. We ___6__ two days and nights ___6____ the train. The train was wonderful and the food was great. We ate great meals _7_ by experts! For the first few hundred kilometers of the journey, the _8_ was very colorful. There were fields and the soil was _9_ red. After that, it was desert. The sun _10_, there was no wind no clouds in the sky. Suddenly, it looked like a place from another time. We saw _11_ were built more than 100 years ago. The train was comfortable and the people were nice. During the day, I sat and __12__ the window, and sometimes talked to other passengers. I read books and listened to my Chinese __13__. One night, at about midnight, I watched the night sky for about an hour. The stars shone like ___14__. Why is the train called the Ghan? __15__ , Australians needed a way to travel to the middle of the country. They tried riding horses, but the horses didn't like the hot weather and sand. A hundred and fifty years ago, they brought some camels from Afghanistan. Ghan _16_ Afghanistan. Camels were much better than horses for travelling a long __17__. For many years, trained camels carried food and other ___18__ , and __19__wool and other products. The Afghans and their camels did this _20_ the __21__. Then the government built a new _22__, so they did not need the camels __23__. In 1925, they passed __24_ allowed people to__25__ the animals if they were a problem. In 1935, the police in a town shot 153 camels in one day. 1. A. long- distance B. distance-long C. longer-distance D. long-distant 2. A. traveled on B. traveled in C. traveled by D. traveled for 3. A. got into B. got in C. got on D. got at 4. A. got out of B. got off C. got away from D. got over 5. A. in middle of B. at middle of C. in the middle of D. at the middle of 6. A. took… to B. cost… on C. spent… in D. spent…on 7. A. cooking B. cook C. to cook D. cooked 8. A. view B. scene C. scenery D. sight 9. A. dark B. darking C. darked D. a dark 10. A. shine B. shone C. shinning D. to shine 11. A. abandoned farms where B. abandoned farms which C. abandoning farms where D. abandoning farms which 12. A. looked into B. looked after C. looked out of D. looked up 13. A. souvenir B. ceremony C. vacuum D. scenery 14. A. product B. event C. diamond D. journey 15. A. A long time ago B. Before a long time C. A long time before D. A long time later 16. A. is short of B. is short for C. is short in D. is short at 17. A. apartment B. stadium C. track D. distance 18. A. supplies B. circus C. cartoons D. eagles 19. A. returned with B. turned with C. changed with D. shot with 20. A. unless B. ever C. until D. even 21. A. 1920 B. 1920s C. 1920s’ D. 1920es 22. A. interview B. downtown C. kindergarten D. railway line 23. A. no more B. no longer C. any longer D. any long 24. A. a period B. a summary C. a law D. a rail 25. 1. A. admit B. train C. frighten D. shoot