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高中英语 阅读提升作业六 Module 1 Life in the Future Period 2 Reading and Vocabulary(2)

阅读提升作业 六 Module 2
Ⅰ. 完形填空 I tend to accept any idea put forward by experts on TV. One day, a sociologist proposed that the 1 society has been consuming modern humans little by little. For fear that I would become a victim of the consumer society, I 2 hurried to a bicycle shop in my neighborhood. 3 the shopkeeper Mr Johnson was selling me the bicycle, he said, “This is the best thing you 4 have done. Life has become hopelessly 5 . A bicycle is simple, and it brings to you 6 things: fresh air,

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sunshine and exercise. ”I agreed. Happy as a child, I got on the bicycle and headed out onto the streets. After some time, I 7 at the other end of the town. I was 8 that this simple vehicle could let me 9 long distances in a fairly short time. But how 10 did I really go?

Since I hated to be 11 , I went back to Mr Johnson and asked him to 12 an odometer( 里程表 )on my bicycle. He agreed, but 13 , “An odometer without a

speedometer(速度计)is like a 14 without a knife. ”I admitted he was right and in a few minutes, the two devices(装置)were 15 to the handlebars of my bicycle. “What about a horn?”he then asked. “Look, this horn is no larger than a matchbox and has many 16 . ”Attracted by these functions, I bought the horn. “You can’t leave the back part 17 , ”noted Mr Johnson. He fixed a metal box with buttons 18 the seat, and said, “Is there anything better than this oven when you feel 19 on your way?I can give you a special discount. ”I was not strong enough to 20 the offer. “I congratulate you once more; this is the best thing you could have done, ”said Mr Johnson in the end. 【语篇概述】本文讲述了“我”接受了社会学家在电视节目中提出的消费观点,担心成为现 代消费社会的受害者, 便去买了一辆自行车。老板推荐了自行车上的多种装置, 甚至烤炉, “我”无法拒绝, 一一购买。最终“我”还是成了消费社会的牺牲品。 1. A. adult B. human

C. consumer

D. professor

【解析】选 C。词汇复现题。根据后文“For fear that I would become a victim of the consumer society”可知此处指的是“the consumer society(消费社会)”。 2. A. eventually C. reluctantly B. immediately D. gratefully

【解析】选 B。逻辑推理题。唯恐成为消费社会的牺牲品, “我”“立刻(immediately)” 去自行车店买车。eventually 终于; reluctantly 不情愿地, 勉强地; gratefully 感激地。 3. A. Although C. As B. Because D. Unless

【解析】选 C。词语辨析题。although 尽管; because 因为; as 当??的时候; unless 除 非。 结合上下文此处意思是“当店主约翰逊先生卖给我自行车的时候, 他说: ‘这是你所能 做的最好的一件事??’”。 4. A. would C. must B. should D. could

【解析】选 D。逻辑推理题。根据文章最后一句话“. . . this is the best thing you could have done”以及上题解析可知此处正确选项为 D。 5. A. boring C. stressful B. complicated D. tough

【解析】选 B。逻辑推理题。与下一句“A bicycle is simple”形成对比, 所以是生活变 得“复杂(complicated)”。boring 乏味的; stressful 有压力的; tough 棘手的。 6. A. natural C. complex B. mysterious D. unique

【解析】选 A。逻辑推理题。根据后文“fresh air, sunshine and exercise”可知自行车 带来的是“natural things”。 7. A. gave up C. calmed down B. broke down D. ended up

【解析】选 D。词语辨析题。give up 放弃; break down(车)抛锚; calm down 平静下来; end up 结果, 结局为。此处表示“过了一段时间, 结果我竟到了城镇的另一端”。 8. A. amazed C. confused B. amused D. concerned

【解析】选 A。逻辑推理题。这辆自行车在这么短的时间内走了这么远的距离, 这使“我” 很“吃惊(amazed)”, 所以正确选项为 A。amazed 吃惊的; amused 被逗乐的; confused 困 惑的; concerned 担忧的。 9. A. march C. cover B. drive D. measure

【解析】选 C。逻辑推理题。cover 在此表示“覆盖, 跨过(多远的距离)”。 10. A. far B. long C. fast D. deep

【解析】选 A。逻辑推理题。根据下文“我”去买里程表, 可知此处是“但是我究竟走了多 远的距离呢?”, 故选 far。 11. A. unreliable C. unprepared B. impractical D. inaccurate

【解析】选 D。词语辨析题。“我”想知道究竟走了多远, 并且回到约翰逊先生那里让他给 “我”安装里程表, 可以判断“我”讨厌“不精确”。unreliable 不可信的; impractical 不切实际的; unprepared 没做准备的; inaccurate 不精确的。 12. A. fix B. check C. repair D. lay

【解析】选 A。词语辨析题。“我”回到约翰逊先生那里让他给“我”“安装”里程表, 而 不是 check(检查), repair(修理), lay(放)。 13. A. swore C. replied B. added D. concluded

【解析】选 B。逻辑推理题。“我”本来只想买里程表, 他又建议“我”买速度计, 所以应 该是约翰逊先生“补充说(add)”。swear 发誓; reply 回答, 回复; conclude 下结论。 14. A. pencil B. fork C. box D. cake

【解析】选 B。习语搭配题。此句意为“就像叉离不开刀一样, 有了里程表就不能没有速度 计”。所以“刀叉”不分家。 15. A. distributed C. applied B. converted D. attached

【解析】选 D。词语辨析题。attach 附上, 系上。此处表示“几分钟之内, 里程表和速度计 就附在“我”的自行车的车把上了”。 16. A. shapes C. functions B. sizes D. models

【解析】 选 C。 词语辨析题。 约翰逊先生在向“我”推荐喇叭, 说喇叭大小不及一个火柴盒, “功能”却很多, 而不是强调喇叭的形状(shape)、大小(size)或款式(model)。 17. A. loose C. bare B. blank D. incomplete

【解析】选 C。词语辨析题。根据后文他又在“我”的自行车上安装了??, 可知不能让车 的后部空着。 loose 松的; blank 空白的, 无内容的; bare 光秃秃的, 无装饰的; incomplete 不完整的, 不完全的。 18. A. beside C. below B. before D. behind

【解析】选 D。逻辑推理题。根据上文“You can’t leave the back part. . . ”可知应 该是在座位后边安装了 oven(烤箱)。 19. A. sick C. hot B. hungry D. thirsty

【解析】选 B。逻辑推理题。oven(烤箱)是炊具, 所以当你感到“饿(hungry)”的时候, 没 有什么比它更好。 20. A. consider C. make B. withdraw D. resist

【解析】 选 D。 逻辑推理题。 最后店主说可以打折, “我”没能抵制住(resist)这种提议, 所 以买下了他所推荐的所有商品。consider 认为, 考虑; withdraw 撤回; make 制造, 使。 Ⅱ. 阅读理解 San Francisco has its cable cars. Seattle has its Space Needle. And, Longview has its squirrel bridge. The bridge, which has attracted international attention, is now a local landmark. The Nutty Narrows Bridge was built in 1963 bya local builder, Amos Peters, to give squirrels a way to cross the busy road without getting flattened by passing cars. The original bridge was built over Olympia Way on the west edge of the library grounds. Before the bridge was built, squirrels had to avoid traffic to and from the Park Plaza office building where office staff put out a nutty feast for the squirrels. Many times, Peters and others who worked in and near Park Plaza witnessed

squirrels being run over. One day Peters found a dead squirrel with a nut still in its mouth, and that day’s coffee break discussion turned into squirrel safety. The group of businessmen cooked up the squirrel bridge idea and formed a committee to ask the blessing of the City Council(市政会). The Council approved, and Councilwoman Bess LaRiviere jokingly named the bridge“Nutty Narrows. ” After architects designed the bridge, Amos Peters and Bill Hutch started construction. They built the 60-foot bridge from aluminum and lengths of fire hose(消 防水带). It cost $1, 000. It didn’t take long before reports of squirrels using the bridge started. Squirrels were even seen guiding their young and teaching them the ropes. The story was picked up by the media, and Nutty Narrows became known in newspapers all over the world. In 1983, after 20 years of use, Peters took down the worn-out bridge. Repairs were made and crosspieces were replaced. The faded sign was repainted. And in July 1983, hundreds of animal lovers attended the completion ceremony of the new bridge. Peters died in 1984, and a ten-foot wooden squirrel sculpture was placed near the bridge in memory of its builder and his devotion to the project. 【语篇概述】 文章主要讲述了 Amos Peters 观察到松鼠在觅食时会遇到交通带来的危险, 从 而萌生了为松鼠们设计一座能保证它们安全的桥的想法。 后来通过努力这座桥终于成功建成, 成为当地的一道风景, 并为世界所知, 引起国际的关注。 1. The Nutty Narrows Bridge was built in order to _______. A. offer squirrels a place to eat nuts B. set up a local landmark C. help improve traffic D. protect squirrels 【解析】选 D。细节理解题。从第二段“. . . to give squirrels a way to cross the busy road without getting flattened by passing cars. ”可知建这座桥是为了保证松鼠的安 全。故选 D。 2. What happened over the coffee break discussion?

A. The committee got the Council’s blessing. B. The squirrel bridge idea was born. C. A councilwoman named the bridge. D. A squirrel was found dead. 【解析】选 B。推理判断题。题干关键词为“coffee break discussion”。由第四段“. . . and thatday’s coffee break discussion turned into squirrel safety. The group of businessmen cooked up the squirrel bridge idea and formed a committee to ask the blessing of the City Council. ”可知在此期间, 建松鼠桥的想法产生了。故选 B。 3. What does the underlined phrase“teaching them the ropes”probably mean in the text? A. Passing them a rope. B. Directing them to store food for winter. C. Teaching them a lesson. D. Showing them how to use the bridge. 【解析】 选 D。 词义猜测题。 根据本句的“Squirrels were even seen guiding their young” 可知, 是教小松鼠如何使用这座桥。故选 D。 4. Which of the following is TRUE of the squirrel bridge? A. It was replaced by a longer one. B. It was built from wood and metal. C. It was rebuilt after years of use. D. It was designed by Bill Hutch. 【解析】选 C。细节理解题。从倒数第二段“Repairs were made and crosspieces were replaced. ”可知数年之后, 这座桥得到了重修。故选 C。A 项本身表述错误; 由第五段可 知 B、D 两项错误。 5. What can we learn about Amos Peters? A. He is remembered for his love of animals. B. He donated $1, 000 to build the bridge. C. He was a member of the City Council. D. He was awarded a medal for building the bridge. 【解析】选 A。推理判断题。从最后一段“Peters died in 1984, and a ten-foot wooden

squirrel sculpture was placed near the bridge in memory of its builder and his devotion to the project. ”可知, 人们在桥附近修建雕像来纪念 Amos Peters 对动物的 这份爱心。故选 A。


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