8、Recently the New York Animal Medical Center made a study of 132 cats over
a period of five months.
make a study of sth 对什么作出研究
over a period of five months
9、All these cats had one experience in common: they had fallen off high
buildings, yet only eight of them died from shock or injuries.
in common=the same
fall off 坠落，掉落
die of illness, disease, hunger, thirst
die from shock, injures, wound
10、Of course, New York is the ideal place for such an interesting study,
because there is no shortage of tall buildings.
Shortage(n.不足, 缺乏)=lack(n.缺乏, 短缺)，两个词都和 of 搭配
-- Shortage of money led to the failure of the experiments.
11、There are plenty of high-rise windowsills to fall from! One cat,
Sabrina, fell 32 storeys, yet only suffered from a broken tooth.
suffer from 遭受什么痛苦
-- A lot of people in the world are suffering from terrible disease.
12、'Cats behave like well-trained paratroopers.' a doctor said.
behave like=act like
well-trained 训练很好的，well-decorated 装饰漂亮的