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2010全国英语PETS3考前精练14
Directions:
Read the texts from a book in which five people talked about climate. For questions 61 to 65, match the name of each person (61 to 65) to one of the statements ( A to G) given below. Mark your answers on your ANSWER SHEET 1.

Jennifer:
The greenhouse effect might be causing the change, but it' s a cycle that' s been tracked for about a hundred years and in the past 20 years or so it just stopped cycling. And this is only affecting a small part of the world. People talk about greenhouse effect because they want to show how much concern they have about the future of the world. Don' t be as silly as them.

Kac:
Spring just hits here, too. It' s so nice windows open, the fresh air of changing seasons just lights me up. When I was younger this was the season for walking through the melting snow and ice, across roadsides, through square acre forests among the fields, I got so excited to be out in the wild. It' s tough to be in the city this time of year. Maybe I' ll go camping soon !

Soscia:
In the city you don' t have seasons. Spring rain does not make man-made structure grow, and wet roads are not inconvenient for you because you can move around in your car. Summer' s heat is no longer a problem and air-conditioning makes your rooms cool as autumn. The colors of the city don't change because nature is not powerful enough to change them as she changes the color of woods. Winter snow leaves nothing white but muddy roads.

Harno:
Snow in Georgia is a funny thing. We have been having 24 hours weather news on the TV for the past week, just because there is a threat of snow. Schools have closed based on these predictions, and all we got was rain. But the rule is that if it sticks to the ground, school is canceled. It would be a great excuse to get the day off. People rush to the grocery store to buy milk and bread-- I don' t know why, but they do. When "I was growing up here we used to get one or two big snow- falls a year, but there has not been any for the last few. Damn global warming.


Macland:
It' s been so nice. I am of the firm belief that in February we get the day like cool autumn sea- son in November... In February it' s like a warm period that's been getting stronger and longer every year since my boyhood, and it gets defeated by the final blowing snowstorm of March at least once, but anyone can survive(生存)those snowstorms, since we all know they' 11 be gone in a few days.

Now match each of the people (61 to 65) to the appropriate statement.

Note: there are two extra statements.
Statements
61. Jennifer
62. Kac
63. Soscia
64. Harno

65. Macland
A.Future is bright.
B.Man conquers nature.
C.We can see the effect of the pollution on the climate
D.Human beings have to struggle hard against weather.
E.The call of nature is there.
F.He hates spring.
G.Sometimes we worry too much about nothing.

参考译文
下面几段文字谈论了气候的变迁情况及各自对比的观点。
詹尼弗:温室效应可能是造成这种变化的原因,但是这是一个追溯到100年前的循环,并且在过去的20年左右里,这种循环停止了,这只影响了世界的一小部分,人们谈论温室效应是因为他们想显示自己有多关心世界的未来,不要像这些人一样愚蠢。
凯乐:春天也来到这里了,这多美啊——打开窗户,换季的新鲜空气使我快乐。在我更小一些的时候,这个季节里我常常踩着正在融化的冰雪,走过路边,穿过田间大片大片的树林,呆在野外我是如此的兴奋。一年中的这个季节呆在城市里是很难受的,或许我应该马上去露营。
索西娅:在城市里,没有四季的变换,春雨不会使人工建筑生长,潮湿的路面也不会使你不便,因为你坐在车里移动,夏热不再是问题,空调使你的房间像秋天一样凉爽。城市的颜色也不会变化,因为自然的力量不足以像改变树林的颜色那样来改变城市。冬雪没有使任何东西变白,留下的只是泥泞的道路。
哈诺:佐治亚下雪是很有趣的事情,就像上个礼拜,电视上每天有24小时天气预报,就因为可能会下雪。因为这些预告,学校停课了,到最后却只下了雨。但是如果坚持到底的话,规则就是取消上课了,这是放假的好借口。人们涌向杂货店去买牛奶和面包——我不知道为什么,但是他们www.pets12345.com成长的时候,这里每年要下1-2场大雪,但是近几年却没有下过一场。该死的全球变暖!
麦克兰:那多漂亮啊,我坚信在2月份我们拥有像秋天11月份那样凉爽的天气。从我的孩提时代起,二月份这个温暖的时期变得一年比一年强,一年比一年长,这个时期最终在3月至少一次的暴风雪之中结束,但是任何一个人都会熬过这些暴风雪,因为我们都知道它们只会持续几天。