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09年6月六级阅读试题冲刺练习(2)(1)

2009-05-27 来源:3COME考试频道 
本文是2009年6月大学英语六级阅读试题冲刺倒计时28天和27天的练习。

  The central idea of cell phones is that you should be connected to almost everyone and everything at all times.The trouble is that cell phones assault your peace of mind no matter what you do.If you turn them off,why have one?You just irritate anyone who might call.If you’re on and no one calls,you’re irrelevant,unloved or both.If everyone calls,you’re a basket case.

  As with other triumphs of the mass market,cell phones reached a point when people forget what it was like before they existed.NO one remembers life before cars,.TVs,air conditioners,jets,credit cards,mircrowave ovens and ATM cards.So,too,now with cell phones.Anyone without one will soon be classified as an eccentric or member of the (deep)underclass.

  Look at the numbers,In1985 there were 340,213 cell-phone users.By year-end 2003 there were 159 million.Ihad once assumed that age or hearing loss would immunize most of the over-60 population against cell phones.Wrong.Among those 60 to 69,cell phone ownership(60 percent) is almost as high as among 18-to 24-year-olds(66 percent),though lower than among 30-to 49-year-olds(76 percent),according to a recent survery from the Pew Research Center.Even among those 80 and older,ownership is 32 percent.

  Of course,cell phones have productive uses.For those constanly on the road,they’re a bonus.The same is true for critical workers needed zt a moment’s notice.Otherwise,benefits seem gloomy.

  They make driving more dangerous,though how much so is unclear.Then, there’s sheer nuisance.Private conversations have gone public.We’ve all been subjected to someone else’s sales meeting,dinner reservation,family argument and dating problem.In2003 cell phone conversations totaled 830 billion minutes,reckons CTIA.That’ about 75 times greater than in 1991 and almost 50 hours for every man,woman and chidren in America.How valuable is all this chitchat?The average conversation lasts two-and-a-half to three minutes.Surely many could be postponed or forgotten.

  Cell phones and ,indeed,all wireless devices constitute another chapter in the ongoing breakdown between work and everything else.They pretend to increase your freedom while actually stealing it.

  All this is the wave of the future or ,more precisely,the present.According to another survey,two birds of Americans 16 to 29 would choose a cell phone over a traditional land line.Cell phones,an irresistible force,will soon pull ahead.But I answer to resist just as I’ve resisted ATM cards,laptops and digital cameras.I agree increasingly with the late poeT Ogden Nash,who wrote:”Progress might have been all rights once,but it’s gone on too long.”

  1.According to the passage,people usually consider a person with a cell phone as ——

  A peculiar one B a fashioned one

  C an unusual one D an average one

  2. Which of the following statements is TRUE According to the passage?

  A People are getting used to the lines with cell phones.

  B Those who receive no phone calls are unloved.

  C People can connect everyone and everything at all times with cell phones.

  D Most people buy cell phones because they don’t want to be taken as an eccentric.

  3. Which group of people below has the highest rate of cell phone ownership?

  A 20-year-olds B 40-year-olds

  C 60-year-olds D 80-year-olds

  4. The word“nuisance” refers to

  A annoyance B benefits

  C inconvenience D clearness

  5. The following are the drawbacks brought by cell phones EXCEPT that ——

  A it wastes us much valuable time

  B it makes you forget what you’ve working

  C it disturbs you when you’re working

  D it has very limited benefits

  1.D 推论题。从第二段最后一句 “Anyone without one will soon be classified as an eccentric or member of the (deep)underclass.”可以推断出。

  2. A推论题。从前两段可以推断出手机已经成为我们生活当中不可缺少的一部分。

  3. B细节理解题。从第三段第六句“Among those 60 to 69,cell phone ownership(60 percent) is almost as high as among 18-to 24-year-olds(66 percent),though lower than among 30-to 49-year-olds(76 percent)”可以比较得出。

  4. A词义猜测。从第五段第二、三句“Then, there’s sheer nuisance.Private conversations have gone public.We’ve all been subjected to someone else’s sales meeting,dinner reservation,family argument and dating problem” 可以推断出私人谈话泄密等等都属于nuisance的范畴。

  5..B理解题。从全文可以推断出。

  


(作者:青年人 编辑:kind887)
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