成人高考学士学位英语阅读理解(35 分钟,40 点)
After you read a passage you should decide on the best choice marked A), B), C), and D),and then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center.
Questions 1 to 5 are based on the following passage.
A fire drill(操练) is ,to put it mildly(略微地,适度地), an inconvenient(不方便的) exercise at the best of times. A fire drill at 2:00 in the morning in terrible weather conditions, like the one we had on Thursday night and Friday morning last, is incomparably more inconvenient. This is why writing this note to thank you all most sincerely(真诚地) for your excellent co-operation and the spirit with which you endured(忍受,忍耐) the inconvenience.(打扰)
A fire drill is not an idle (空闲的,懒散的)exercise. It is an extremely (极其,非常)serious(严重的,严肃的) one and can, in fact, save lives in the long run. Last week’ fire drill has already reyealed a number of important things regarding fire precautions(预防,警惕) in the Hall. For instance(例子), there seem to exit(出口) a number of “deaf (聋的)spots” in the Hall, namely(即,也就是), the two rooms in Purser House and some rooms in the Bottom corridor(走廊). I have no reason to doubt(怀疑,疑问)that residents (居民)from these areas could not hear the alarm(惊恐,忧虑,警报). I shall request an immediate examination of this problem.
I should, also, remind (使想起)you that it is a requirement that fire drills should be regularly(有规律地) carried out(at least two in every one year)and each resident should be made fully aware(知道的,意识到的) of this and obliged(强迫,迫使) to take part. All residents must take fire precautions(预防,警惕) with the seriousness they deserve. (应受,值得).Failure to do so can result bin fines and expulsion(驱逐)from the Hall. Thank you again for your co-operation.
1. The last fire drill caused much more inconvenience (打扰)because_________.
A) it was in bad weather B) there were “deaf spots”
C) a big fire started D) it was at the weekend
2. The phrase “in the long run”(L.2,Part.2)means_________.
A)effectively B) endlessly C) eventually(终于,最后) D) efficiently
3. Some people did not make their appearance(出现,来到,外观) at the last drill because_______.
A) they were deaf (聋的) B)they could not hear the alarm
C) nobody waked them up D) they refused to leave their rooms
4. Afire drill is extremely(极其,非常) important according to the writer for_________.
A) it is a good physical exercise
B) it cultivates (培养) people’s endurance(耐久力,持久力)
C) it is a legal requirement
D) it can save lives in case of a fire
5. Which of the following was NOT stated (规定的)by the author?
A) A fire drill is very important and useful.
B) The last fire drill received inactive co-operation from the residents.
C) Those who do not take fire precautions (预防,警惕)will be fined and driven out.
D) It has been made a rule that fire drills will be performed(行动) regularly.(有规律的)