The World Around Us
A study of the ancient Egyptian pyramids（金字塔）and the area around the River Nile in Egypt. The filming of this programme is a work of art as it is so thoughtfully done. As well as the obvious camels, there are also many other desert animals and plant life.
Some of the best summer holidays are on offer this year. Tonight's programme shows a weekend in Disneyland in Paris, cheap sailing holidays in the Mediterranean and a shopping and sightseeing trip to New York.
The Creative Mind
One of the most popular programmes on TV at the moment, The Creative Mind has different artistic themes（主题）from exhibition reviews, information about major and smaller museums, and interviews with artists, writers, actors and musicians.
Prepared for Special Moments
The fun cookery programme that offers lots of exciting ideas from children's birthday parties to the candlelit（烛光的）dinner for the boss and his wife. It is easy to follow the instructions that show you how to make your dinner party a little bit special.
Born to Run
An interesting story of a young man with learning difficulties who overcame（克服）the problems in his life, through his great talent（天赋）for sports. This is a true story of how one person made the most of his life and also helped many other people with similar problems.
1．Which channel should you turn to if you are very interested in wildlife?
2．Which programme is suitable for those who like watching TV interviews?
A．The World Around Us. B．Summer Holidays.
C．The Creative Mind. D．Prepared for Special Moments.
3．Which of the following words can best describe the hero of Born to Run?
Charles Darwin lived an unusually quiet life. In 1842, Darwin and his wife Emma moved from London to Kent in southern England to have as little disturbance（烦扰）as possible. They already had two children then, and would go on to have eight more in the country.
Darwin, had very regular habits. He rose early and went for a walk, After breakfast he worked in his study until 9:30 am, his most productive time of the day, and then read his letters lying on the sofa before returning to work.
At midday he would go for another walk with his dog, stopping at his greenhouse to check his experiments. Then he would go for another walk around an area of woodland. While walking on his "thinking path", Darwin would consider his unsolved scientific problems.
After lunch he read the newspaper and wrote letters. His network of friends provided information from all corners of the world.
The Darwins were not very strict parents and the children were always seen running wild. Their father worked patiently with a background of happy shouts and little footsteps walking past his study door.