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Dragons can be friendly or fierce (凶狠), they can bring good luck or cause death, but one thing is sure—people talk about them almost everywhere in the world. For a creature that doesn’t actually exist, that’s quite something.
In Chinese culture, dragons are generous and wise, although they can be ①unpredictable. The dragon was closely connected to the royal family: theemperor’s robes (礼袍)have a symbol of a gold dragon with five claws. ②Other members of the royal family were allowed to wear dragon symbols, too, but with fewer claws and of a different colour. According to popular belief, if you were born in the year of the dragon, you are intelligent, brave, and a natural leader.
But in the west, dragons had a different reputation （名声）. The very first text in English, the Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf, tells the story of a Scandinavian hero, Beowulf, who fights and kills a dangerous dragon but is himself killed in the fight. However, across the border in
③Why should the dragon have a different character in different parts of the world? Some experts believe it is due to the animals that the myths grew out of. In the west, the idea of the dragon probably came from the snake—an animal which people hated and ④____ ____of（害怕）.
But in China, the idea of the dragon may have come from the alligator—a shy animal which lives in rivers, but which is usually only seen when there is plenty of water—a good sign for agriculture(农业). So the Chinese dragon was a bringer of ⑤good fortune.
61. (A) 请写出文中画线部分①unpredictable的汉语意思：______________________.
(B) 请从文中找出与画线部分⑤good fortune意思相近的短语：_______________.
62. 将文中画线部分②改成主动语态：They ____________________________________
63. 将 文 中 画 线 句 子 ③ 翻 译 成 汉 语 ：_______________________________
In the west, the idea of the dragon probably came from the snake-an animal which people hated and _______ _______ of（害怕）.
65. What are the differences between Chinese dragons and western dragons? （从文中找出相关描
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