One airline had a policy that required the first officer to stand at the door while the passengers exited. He smiled and thanked them for ___FLYING___ the airline. A pilot on this airline landed his plane into the runway really hard. He thought that passengers ___WOULD_HAVE___ angry comments. However, it seemed that all of ___THEM___ were too shocked to say anything. Finally, everyone got off except for a little old lady. She said, ‘Can I ask you a question?’ ‘Yes, Madam,’ said the pilot. ‘What was it?’ the lady asked, ‘Did we land or were we shot down?’
The North Pole has melted again
Two weeks of warm weather in the high Arctic have caused a lake to begin forming. To be clear, the water ___SURROUNDING___ the pole is not sea water from the ocean. It is ___MELTED___ ice water resting on a layer of ice below. “It’s a shallow lake. It’s a cold lake. But it is, actually, a lake,” writes William Wolfe of Canada.com. That lake started to form on July 13 during a month of abnormally warm weather – temperatures were 1-3 degrees Celsius higher than average in the Arctic Ocean this month. In addition, the weather is likely to get ___WORSE___ over the coming week. An Arctic cyclone will bring strong winds and rain.
One Christmas Eve the trees in a wood were very unhappy. They wished very much to make Christmas stay, but they ___DID_NOT_KNOW___ how to do so. ‘We are so bare,’ complained one tree. ‘If we only had our pretty green summer dresses,’ said other trees. ‘Hush, children, hush,’ whispered North Wind in a gentle voice, which was unusual for the ___WORST___ of all winds. ‘Go to sleep.’ While they slept something happened. When the trees awoke they found that someone, perhaps North Wind, had cast over each of ___THEM___ a lovely soft cloak of spotless feathery white.