阅读理解专项训练 A. If you travel by air across the center of Africa or south . America , you fly over forests for thousands of kilometers .These great forests are the oceans of trees . There are full of thousands and thousands of different kinds of plants and animals . However , the worlds forests are getting smaller all the time . We are cutting down the trees because we need wood , and we need more farm land . Some people say that there will not be any forests like these in 20 or 30 years . what will happen if they disappear ? If we cut down our forests, a lot of plants and animals will disappear from the world . In a lot of places the new farm land will soon look like the old deserts . Crops will not grow there . It will not rain very often , and the weather will get very hot . Perhaps the climate of the world will change . This will be dangerous for everyone in the world . That is why we must take care of our forests . ___1. The passage mainly tells us about ____ . A. the importance of taking care of our plants B. the result of cutting down the trees C. the locations of great forests D. the reasons for forming the deserts ___2. Which of the following is true according to the passage ? A. Africa and South America are the oceans of trees . B. Forests are homes for different kinds of animals . C. Forests are usually several square kilometers large D. Different plants can't be found in the same forest . ___3. The need for more wood and more land results in ____ . A. the change of the world climate B. the disappearance of many plants and animals C. more deserts and less farm land . D. all of the above ___4. What will happen in 20 or 30 years in some people's view ? A. We'll have more and greater forests . B. We'll have enough land to support our people . C. We'll have no forests like those in the center of Africa . D. We'll have enough wood to do some cooking . ___5. The writer thinks ____ . A. it dangerous for everyone to cut down the forests B. it necessary for everyone to protect the forests C. it important for everyone to take care of the world D. it important for everyone to keep animals B A traveller hurried down to the hall of an American hotel and went to the

cash-desk . He had just 15 minutes to pay his bill and get to the station . Suddenly he remembered that he had left something in his room . "Look here , boy , " he said to the bellboy , "run up to my room and see if I have left a parcel on the table there . Be quick about it ." The boy tan upstairs . Five minutes passed . The traveler was walking up and down the hall , looking very angry . At last the boy appeared . "Yes , sir , " he reported to te traveler , " you have left the parcel there , it's right the table in your room . " ___6. The traveler _______ . A. ran down the street B. came downstairs very much C. ran so quickly that he fell down D. came into the hotel hall very quickly ___7. Which statement is true ? A. He had to pay his bill and arrived at the station in 15 minutes . B. It took him 15 minutes to go to the station from the hotel. C. He could pay his bill in 15 minutes and then go to the station . D. He had nothing but 15 minutes . ___8. According to the passage , a bellboy is _____ . A. a boy whose work is to ring the bell B. a boy who plays with a bell C. a boy whose work in a hotel id to help guests with their bags D. the hotel owner's boy ___9. The traveler asked the boy _____ . A. to go upstairs B. to look for his parcel C. to fetch the parcel he had left in his room D. only to see if the parcel was on the table in his room ___10 . Five minutes later , the boy ______ . A. ran up to the room B. came downstairs C. reported to the traveler in the room D. came down to the hall but brought nothing back C Ted worked in a factory in a big town . He liked fishing very much , and was very good at it . Whenever he was free , he went to the small river behind the factory and tried to catch some fish , but there were very few there , because the river was polluted . Then one summer he went to the seaside during his holidays and stayed at a small cheap hotel . "I've never fished in the sea before , " he thought . " It will be rather different from fishing in out river ." On the first day he caught a lot of fish and was very happy . He gave them to the owner of the hotel , and he cooked them for all the guests , and they enjoyed them very much . After that , he did this every day . But when Ted got his bill (账单)at the end of the week , he saw on it : "For oil to cook fish ( 7 days) : $ 3.5 ."

___11. In the first paragraph , the word " Polluted " means _____ . A. clean B. deep C. dirty D. wide ___12. During the summer holidays one summer , Ted went to the seaside _____ . A. to stay a cheap hotel B. to catch fish for the owner C. to cook fish for the guests D. to fish in the sea ___13. Ted gave the fish to the hotel for _____ . A. nothing B. money C. the guest D. the bill ___14. When Ted got his bill , he felt _____ . A. expensive B. surprise C. cheap D. pleased ___15. Which of the following is TRUE ? A. Ted went fishing every day when he worked in a factory . B. Ted didn't want to pay money for his staying at the hotel because the owner and the guests ate his fish . C. There were fewer fish in the river than in the sea . D. Ted thought it right for him to pay for the cook fish . D Tom had retired (退休)and lived by himself a long way from town . He seldom left his home . But one day he went into town to buy some things in the market, and after he had bought them , he went into a restaurant and sat down at a table by himself . When he looked around , he saw several old people put eyeglasses o before reading their newspapers , so after lunch he decided to go to a store to buy himself some glasses too . He walked a long the road , and soon found a store . The man in the store made him try on a lot of glasses , but Tom always said , "No , I can't read with these ." The man because more and more puzzles , until finally he said , " Excuse me , but can you read at all ? " "No , of course I can't !" Tom said angrily , "If I was already able to read , do you think I could have come here to buy glasses ?" ___16. Tom lived ______ . A. alone B. with his children C. happily D. with his wife ___17. He ______ to town . A. often B. sometimes C. didn't often go D. never went ___18. The old people Tom found in the restaurant ____ before reading their newspapers . A. were drinking something in the glasses B. put their glasses on C. took their glasses off D. looked around ___19. The store Tom went into sold _____ . A. window glasses B. glasses for drinking C. glasses for people who couldn't read D. glasses for people who could see well ___20. Tom made a mistake that he ______ . A. didn't try on all the glasses in the store B. thought that all old people could understand words in newspapers with glasses on

C. couldn't read D. didn't try a special kind of glasses E. These days' experience , like many other things , are becoming increasingly expensive . One has to get to pay a lot to get , even an ordinary one Not long ago , I wanted to invite m friends to a lunch . What we really need was a good and a quiet place for a talk , not a big meal . So I chose one and told my friends to go there . After I ordered , I was asked whether I would eat a 100 yuan or 200 yuan lunch , I said , "200 yuan ." I didn't realize until I was asked to pay after lunch, that "200 yuan" means "200 yuan for person each ." There were five people that day , and all of us were surprises by the 200 yuan meal .The bill came at last : it was 1260 [1000 for the five of us , plus the money for drinks , frits and air conditioning(空调)] . I paid the bill without a word . What could I say ? It was not their fault(过失). It was my own fault that made me pay the largest bill in my life . However , it was not so dad : we had a good lunch and at a quiet place . Besides , the experience will help in my later years . To support my idea, I have developed my own way of thinking about the price : 200 yuan for the lunch and 1060 for the experience . This paid experience has made me ten times wiser . ___21. According to the passage , now one has to pay _____ . A. more for a lunch in a restaurant B. more to get an ordinary lunch C. more for some experience C. increasingly high price ___22. I ordered a lunch ____ . A. so as to have a big lunch B. so that we could have a good meal C. in order to introduce my friends to the restaurant D. to have a talk in a good place ___23. I thought I ordered a meal that would cost _____ . A. me 100 yuan B. me 200 yuan C. us 200 yuan each D. me 1260 yuan ___24. The last sentence of the passage expressed ____ . A. my thanks to the restaurant B. my happiness to be times wiser C. my anger at the experience D. my pleasure to have a good lunch ___25. I paid the largest bill in my life because ______ . A. the restaurant cheated the customers B. there was a misunderstanding between the restaurant and the customer C. I was unknown to the restaurant D. I knew little about the market prices F One day a few years ago , a very funny thing happened to a neighbour of mine . He is a teacher at one of London's big medical schools . He had finished his teaching for the summer term and was at the airport on his way to Russia to give a lecture . He had put a few clothes and his lecture notes in his shoulder bag , and he had

put Rupert , the skeleton (人体骨架)to be used in his lecture , in a large brown suitcase At the airport desk , he suddenly thought that he had forgotten to buy a newspaper . He left his suitcase near the desk and went over to the shop . When he got back he discovered that someone had taken his suitcase by mistake . He often wonders what they said when they got home and found Rupert . ___26. Who wrote the story ? A. Rupert's teacher . B. The neighbour's teacher . C. A medical school teacher . D. The teacher's neighbour . ___27. Why did the teacher put a skeleton in his suitcase ? A. He needed it for the summer term in London . B. He needed it for the lecture he was going to give . C. He wanted to take it to Russia for medical research . D. He wanted to take it home as he had finished his teaching . ___28. What happened at the airport ? A. The skeleton went missing . B. The skeleton was stolen . C. The teacher forgot his suitcase . D. The teacher took the wrong suitcase . ___29. Which of the following best tells the teacher's feeling about the incident ? A. He was angry . B. He thinks it very funny . C. He feels helpless without Rupert . D. He feels good without Rupert . ___30. Which of the following might have happened afterwards ? A. The teacher got back the suitcase but not Rupert . B. The teacher got back neither the suitcase nor Rupert . C. The teacher got back Rupert but not the suitcase . D. The teacher got back both the suitcase and Rupert . G I was having dinner at a restaurant when Harry Steele came in . Harry worked in a lawyer's office years ago , but he is now working at a bank . He gets a good salary , but he always borrows money from his friends and never pays it back . Harry saw me and came and sat at the same table . He has never borrowed money from me . While he was eating , I asked him to land me $ 2 . To my surprise , he gave me the money immediately . " I have never borrowed any money from you ."Harry said . "So please pay for the dinner ." ___31. Harry sat at the same table as the writer and ______ . A. borrowed some money from him B. lent some money to him C. paid back some money to him D. begged for some money ___32. Harry wanted the writer to pay for the dinner because _____ . A. he gave him $ 2 B. the writer hasn't ever lent him any money before C. the writer has never borrowed any money from Harry before D. he hasn't any money ___33. Harry is working at a bank _______ . A. at the moment B. a year ago C. since last year D. for a year ___34. Harry sat at the same table . He didn't sit at ________ one .

A. other B. a different C. extra D. another ___35. He gave him the money immediately . He gave him the money ______ . A. soon B. in a hurry C. once more D. at once H It is surprising that eating three meals a day --- breakfast ,lunch and dinner -- has been a custom only since 1890 . Before this time , they only had two meals a day -breakfast and dinner . In the 16th century , breakfast was only to break one's fast (随便吃一点). But 200 years later it had became a large meal , not just for family , but for numbers guests as well . It was a social (社会的)event . It began at 10 a. m. and lasted until 1 p.m. Then breakfast began to be less popular . It became , instead , a lighter meal and was taken at a much earlier hour . by 1850 it had been pushed back to 8 a. m. and became a family meal . Dinner , however , went to the other way . In the 16th century it was eaten at 11 a. m. Years later , it had moved to the early afternoon , then to 5 p . m. By 1850 dinner time had reached 7 p. m. Lunch is a recent idea . It first appeared as a snack( 小吃)to fill the gap(间隙)between breakfast and dinner . ___36. English people did not have lunch _______ . A. until 1890 B. after 1890 C. since 1890 D. by 1890 ___37. "Dinner , however , went to the other way " means _______ . A. Dinner didn't go there with breakfast B. Dinner took the same way with breakfast C. Dinner is different from breakfast . D. Dinner is the same with breakfast ___38. Lunch has been served since the _____ century . A. 17th B. 18th C. 16th D. 20th ___39. The selection is mostly concerned with (涉及)_____ . A. what people eat for breakfast B. what people eat for dinner C. the history of supper D. the history of breakfast ___40. The selection leads the reader to believe that ______ . A. our custom of meals is based in English custom B. before 1890 people couldn't eat the three meals a day C. breakfast is the most important meal for us D. the body can adjust to (适应)two or three meals a day I Two friends were eating at a small restaurant . On the table there was a cup of hot mustard(芥末). One of them thought it was sweet and took a spoonful of it into his mouth . Tears ran down from his eyes . Nevertheless , wishing to have his friend caught in the same position , he said nothing . The other man , seeing that his friend was crying asked ,"What for , my dear friend ?" "I was thinking of my father , who was hanged 20 years ago . " He replied . Soon after , the other man took a spoonful of the mustard and as tears started

down from his eyes , his friend , in his return , asked , " Why are you crying , then ?" "To think that you were not hanged the same time your father was !" ___41. The reason why the first man didn't tell the second man what had happened is that _____ . A. tears ran down from his eyes B. he wanted to play a trick on his friend C. there was some mustard in his mouth D. he was tasting the mustard ___42. From the passage we know that ______ . A. the first man was really thinking of his father B. the first man's father was really hanged twenty years ago C. the first man had deep sorrow(悲伤)for his father's death D. the first man was good at playing tricks ___43. "To think that you were not hanged the same time your father was !" suggests that the second man _____ . A. got to know that the first man had played a trick on him B. thought that the first man should have been hanged together with his father D. was sorry for the death of his friend's father ___44. What does the writer of the story want to tell us ? A. He wants to tell us not to play tricks on others. B. It doesn't matter to play tricks. C. He wants to tell us a funny story . D. He wants to tell us that playing tricks can make life more interesting . J Greenwich (格林威治) is on the River , five miles from the middle of London , and its history is two thousand years old . The first English people were fishermen there , and they named the place Greenwich , meaning "green village". Later the English kings and queens lived at Greenwich in their beautiful places . The name of the earliest palace was Placentia . Its windows were made of glass ---the first in England .Henry VIII lived there . He knew that England must be strong at sea . So he started two big ship-yards (船坞)at Greenwich ,and for 350 years the ships which were made there were the best in the world . But trouble was coming to Greenwich . In 1649 , a war started in England and for eleven years there was no king . The men who had worked for him at Placentia decided to live the place themselves . They sold all its beautiful things , and bought small pieces of the palace garden with money . Finally , the war ended and King Charles II came back . But Placentia was falling down . So King Charles built a new and bigger palace , which is now open to the public . At this time , Charles was worried about losing so many of its ships at sea : their sailors did not know how to tell exactly where they were . So in 1675 , Charles made John Flamsteed , the first astronomer (天文学家)in England , try to find the answer . Flamsteed worked in a new building on the high ground in Greenwich Park . From it with a telescope which he made himself , Flamsteed could look all round the sky . And he did , night after night , for twenty years . Carrying on Flamsteed's work a hundred years later , an astronomer called Harrison finally made a clock which told

the time at sea , and helped sailors to know where they were .You can see Harrison's clock , still working , in Greenwich's museum of the sea . Because of Flamsteed's work , every country in the world now tells its time by Greenwich time . ___45. The first English people living in the "green village" were _____ . A. sailors B. fishermen C. King Charles and his family D. The families of king and queens ___46. Placentia was _____ palace in Greenwich . A. the biggest B. smallest C. the earliest D. the latest ___67. What kind of trouble came to Greenwich in 1649 ? A. A war started in England. B. Placentia was destroyed . C. Ship-yards were built . D. King Henry died . ___48. Charles made John Flamsteed try to find ______ . A. how to tell the time B. hot to build ships C. a way for sailors to tell their positions at sea D. a place to set up a telescope ___49. Who made the first clock which could tell the time at sea ? A. Harrison B. Flamsteed C. Henry D. Charles ___50. Without Flamsteed's work ,it would be ___ for sailors to know where they were . A. impossible B. possible C. probable D. certain




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