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PETS二级阅读练习三篇
练习一:

The Indians rise as soon as it is light, the children run down to the lake to swim, and the women go to the small river to bring fresh water. Soon corn www.pets12345.com for breakfast. Before noon they will eat again, usually fish, meat, and bananas, and a drink of “ chicha”. When the sun has risen over the river, some of the younger women go with their children by boat to their forest garden to collect corn, bananas and wild fruits that will be their food. The older women stay in the house making pots that may be used for drinking water and for “chicha”. Later they have to prepare the evening meal and look after the children. The women do most of the work. The men, who may have been hunting during the night, spend the day repairing nets, replacing an arrow lost while hunting.
In January after the rains, both men and women go to the forest garden to sow corn. Later, in August and September, they sow a second crop. Four months after each sowing, the corn is ready for harvesting by the women. At nightfall the family comes together once again, and after the babies are asleep they discuss the day’s events. A man picks up a flute and starts playing. Soon sleeping beds are spread out on the floor and the house falls silent.

1. According to the passage, what is the Indians food?
[A] corn soup [B] fish , meat and bananas
[C] corn, bananas and wild fruits [D] above all
2 In August and September, the Indians sow the _______ crop in the forest.
[A] first [B] second [C] third [D] fourth


名师精解:通过以上两道题目,我们发现这一大类的题目是比较简单的。考生从文章的字面及数字、时间、地点、人名或关键信息词上就能找到现成答案。这是一篇讲解南美印第安人如何生活的文章。文章介绍了他们一天的劳作和一些文化、生活习俗。第一道题目是问:根据文章,哪些是文章中提及的印第安人的日常食物?这要求考生不能凭借个人的经验,想当然办事情,而要根据文章中的内容进行判断选答案。文章中有三处都提及印第安人的日常食物:“Soon corn www.pets12345.com for breakfast”;“Before noon they will eat again, usually fish, meat, and bananas,” “to collect corn, bananas and wild fruits that will be their food.”因此,答案不言自明就是[D] above all(所有上面的)。第二道题目是问:在八月和九月,印第安人在森林中种第几季农作物?根据文章中提及:“In January after the rains, both men and women go to the forest garden to sow corn. Later, in August and September, they sow a second crop.”答案就应当是[B] second。

练习二:

The Third “New Hopeful Cup” National English Speaking Competition is to be held in Beijing.
Organizers: Chinese English Teaching Research Institute
Date: July 25th (Friday), 2006
Place: Beijing
Competition Format (形式): Each Competitor will present a prepared www.pets12345.com, followed by a five-minute off - hand speech and a three - minute question and answer period with the judges.
Prepared speech period: ten minutes.
Prizes: Besides books and certificates, the top two winners will be offered scholarships to travel to the annual international English -speaking competition that will be held by the English Speaking Union in New Zealand in May, 2007. The third and fourth place winners will be offered a study trip to Singapore. The fifth through 10th place winners will be offered cash prizes. All the competitors will receive certificates and book prizes provided by Chinese English Teaching Research Institute. The teachers of the top winners will also receive a one - year membership to Chinese English Teaching Research Institute (CETRI)

1. How many stages are there in the National English Speaking Competition?
[A]one [B] two [C] three [D] four
2.Suppose you get the eighth place, you’ll________.
[A] become a one - year member of CETRI [B] travel to New Zealand for free.
[C] get a chance to study in Singapore [D] get some money , some books and a certificate

名师精解:这篇文章讲的是要举办一个“新希望杯”英语演讲比赛。文章中列举了与比赛有关的种种内容,包括了组织者、组织时间、比赛地点、比赛形式、获奖奖励等等。第一道题目,问的是这场全国性口语比赛共分几个环节?考生可以通过迅速找到比赛形式部分,了解比赛的几个环节:“Each Competitor will present a prepared www.pets12345.com, followed by a five-minute off - hand speech and a three - minute question and answer period with the judges.”因此共有三个环节,答案为[C] three。第二道题目,问的是假设你参加了比赛,得到了第八名,那你能获得什么奖品?考生可以通过迅速找到比赛奖品部分,了解比赛的奖品设置:“Prizes: Besides books and certificates, the top two winners will be offered scholarships to travel to the annual international English -speaking competition that will be held by the English Speaking Union in New Zealand in May, 2007. The third and fourth place winners will be offered a study trip to Singapore. The fifth through 10th place winners will be offered cash prizes. All the competitors will receive certificates and book prizes provided by Chinese English Teaching Research Institute.”因此,比赛的第五名到第十名得到奖品都是奖金、书和证书。答案为[D] get some money , some books and a certificate。

⑵主观理解题,是指无法通过文章字词直接找到具体事实和概念的题型,考生对文章的主旨和文章深一层的含义,作者的意图、态度以及整篇文章的结构和逻辑关系的理解都需通过细细揣摩才能获得。

练习3:
Dear Johnson,
Thank you for your e-mail. ----I am happy to answer your questions in Handbook 2006
1. The 4 week course (Overseas Teachers)= 5 days per week X 4 weeks =20 days of teaching. Accommodation(住宿)is from the day before the course begins to the day after the course ends. The January 2006 course starts on Monday, 6 January and ends on Friday, 31 January. I think you are looking at the year 2006 in your plan.
2. I am sorry but we do not book flights or include the flight in the cost of the course.
3. The fees for a 4 weeks Teacher Course= $720
The fees for a 2 weeks Teacher Course=$ 360
Accommodation=$ 80 per week
Registration(登记) fee = $ 15
4. You can apply for either course now, or when you wish to. You can pay 295 dollars and we will send you the invitation you need for your visas(签证). Yes, you can apply for the 2006 course now.
I hope that the above answers help you to arrange a training programme. If you need more help or information, do please contact me and I will be happy to assist.
With best regards,
Black Wisoney

1. According to the passage, if you study the 2-week January course, when can you study in the school?
[A] from January 6 to January17 [B].from January6 to January18
[C].from January 6 to January 19 [D] from January 6 to January 20
2. If you take a 4-week course, how much will you pay all together?
[A] $ 940 [B] $815 [C] $1350 [D] $455

名师精解:这是一篇回答参加培训课程咨询的信函。文章中回答了许多有关培训课程事宜。第一道题目问:假如你选择这个学校两个星期的课程。那么根据文章,你能在从什么时候到什么时候在这个学校就读?文章中第一点回答了四个星期课程的计算。按照同样道理,考生可以计算出两个星期课程的日期。不过很多考生没有注意文章中的提示:“The 4 week course (Overseas Teachers)= 5 days per week X 4 weeks =20 days of teaching.”一周只学习5天。那么两周学习2×5=10天,在学校共12天,去掉最后两天的休假。因此,两周课程从2006年1月6号,星期一开始(The January 2006 course starts on Monday, 6 January)结束就是January17。你能在January 6到January17在这个学校就读,答案为[A]。第二道题目问:参加四个星期的培训要花费多少美元?文章中的第三、四点集中回答了这个问题。不过,考生要根据考题的变化计算所需的费用:四个星期课程的费用(pay for a 4-week course)= 四个星期教学费用(The fees for a 4 weeks Teacher Course$720)+ 四个星期住宿费用(per week Accommodation$ 80×4)+登记费用(Registration fee$ 15)+签证费用(pay 295 www.pets12345.com)。因此,答案计算最后为[C] $1350。