total. While high-speed rail is usually designed for passenger travel, some high-speed systems also offer freight service.
1. High-speed rail is a type of rail transport that operates significantly than traditional rail traffic. 【A】 A. faster B. slower C. as fast as
2. According to the passage, which of the following is true?【A】 A. there is no single standard that applies worldwide. B. there is a standard that applies worldwide C. there are two standards that apply worldwide
3.When did the first such system widely known as the bullet train begin operations in Japan ?【C】
A. in 1964 B. in 1966 C. in 1946
4. The underlined word freight at the end of the paragraph means 【B】 . A. military B. cargo C. health
5. The best title of this passage would be 【B】. A. Traditional Rail Traffic B. the Bullet Train C. High-speed Rail
The world’s longest high-speed railway route, running from Beijing to Guangzhou, has been in operation for a few years. It cuts travel time between the two cities from 22 hours to only 8 hours. With comfortable seats and quiet cabins, this high-speed line offers a pleasant journey for thousands of travelers.
The high speed railway connects Beijing with five provincial capitals. Part of the line, from Zhengzhou to Guangzhou, was in operation before the whole line was connected. The opening of the Beijing to Zhengzhou section has connected the entire line. It covers a total length of 2,298 kilometers.
The Beijing-Guangzhou line connects one third of China’s population and more than 40 percent of its economic power. Travelers benefit from the efficient network, and find that their hometowns are not that far away.
As the American publication _Newsweek_ puts it: China is now engaged in a railway revolution. These 350 kilometer per hour high-speed railway trains have made the country’s vast territory substantially smaller, and changed the country economically.
1.The world’s longest high-speed railway route, running from Beijing to Guangzhou, has been in operation for a few years.【T】
2.It cuts travel time between the two cities from 22 hours to only 6 hours.【F】
3. The opening of the Beijing to Zhengzhou section has linked with the total route.【T】 4.The Beijing-Guangzhou line connects one third of China’s population and more than 40 percent of its economic power.【T】
5.These 350 kilometer per hour high-speed railway trains have made the country’s vast territory considerably smaller, and changed the country economically.【T】 二、阅读理解：阅读下面的对话，选择合适的容将对话补充完整。
_LI QIANG AND HIS BROTHER WILL GO TO BEIJING. HE IS TALKING TO WANG NING ABOUT THE PLAN._ WANG NING：So, you’re going to Beijing on Sunday, Li Qiang?
LI QIANG：_____ We booked two railway tickets online this Monday. 【C】
WANG：That’s really cool! I’m always dreaming of going to Beijing, seeing famous places with unique buildings, such as the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, etc. LI: _____ . 【A】
WANG: Oh, that museum was the old Beijing Railway Station. It shows the history of China’s railway development. _____.【D】
LI：Why don’t you join us? We are leaving on Sunday. _____.【B】 WANG：Ok, then count me in. Are you taking a high-speed railway? LI:_____. Besides, it’s comfortable. 【E】 A. And the China Railway Museum is a must.
B. You still have two days to get yourself prepared. C. Yes, my brother and I are going together.
D. It’s worth visiting. I’ve been planning to go for a visit for a long time. E. Yeah, the high speed railway is very quick and convenient.
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Cars are an important part of life in the United States. Without a car most people feel that they are poor. And even if a person is poor he doesn't feel really poor when he had a car. Henry Ford was the man who first started making cars in large numbers. He probably didn't know how much the car was going to affect American culture. The car made the United Stated a nation on wheels. And it helped make the United States what it is today.
There are three main reasons why the car becomes so popular in the United States. First of all, the country is a huge one and Americans like to move around in it. The car provides the most comfortable and cheapest form of transportation. With a car people can go anyplace without spending a lot of money.
The second reason cars are popular is the fact that the United States never really developed an efficient and inexpensive form of public transportation. Long-distance trains have never been as common in the country as they are in other parts of the world. Nowadays there is a good system of air-service provided by planes. But it is too expensive to be used frequently. The third reason is the most important one, though. The American spirit of independence is what really made cars popular. Americans don't like to wait for a bus, or a train or even a plane. They don' t like to have to follow an exact schedule. A car gives them the freedom to schedule their own time. And this is the freedom that Americans want most to have.
The gas shortage has caused a big problem for Americans. But the answer will not be a bigger system of public transportation. The real solution will have to be a new kind of car, one that does not use so much gas.
1. We can learn from this passage that Americans【B】 A．spend a lot of money traveling by car B．travel a lot in their cars C．seldom travel by plane
2. Which of the following statements is TRUE? 【C】 A．In the United States even the poor own cars. B．In the United States all the poor have no cars. C．An American will feel poor unless he has a car.
3. In the writer's opinion, cars are popular in the United States mainly because【A】 A．Americans like to plan their own time
B．The United States does not have enough public transportation C．Americans will not feel poor when they travel in their cars 4. A nation on wheels in the second paragraph means that【B】 回答不正确
A．everyone in the United States owns a car
B．the United States produces most of the cars in the world C．cars play an important part in American'life
5. The real solution to the gas shortage problem is【C】 A. to make less cars
B. to develop a public transportation system C. to make gas-saving cars
二、阅读理解：阅读下面的短文，根据文章容从A、B、C三个选项中选出一个最佳选项。 Car crashes are the top killer of American teenagers. Most of the crashes result from distracted driving—not paying attention to the road. Ryan Didone was a fifteen-year-old passenger in a car that hit a tree. He was one of the nation's more than thirty thousand victims of traffic crashes in 2008. Nearly four thousand deaths, about twelve percent involved drivers age fifteen to twenty.
Ryan's father, Thomas Didone, is a police captain in Marylan. It was an inexperienced, immature driver driving at night with a carload of kids. He was distracted, he was going too fast, and it ended up causing one death and some seriously injured. He shares the story of his son's death to help educate teens and their families about distracted driving. Jim Jennings from the Allstate Insurance Company says the number one cause of distracted-driving accidents is the mobile phone. He says talking on the phone or reaching for it is like drinking four beers and driving. If you're texting while driving, you are twenty-three times more likely to get into an accident than somebody who isn't.
Government and private groups are using public service announcements and events to bring more attention to the problem. For example, the insurance industry recently held a safety event for teen drivers. At first, nineteen-year-old Kevin Schumann easily avoided large, inflatable dolls thrown in front of the car to represent children. He also avoided orange cones representing the edge of the road. Then, as part of the test, he started texting. He hit several cones and at least one doll. That's what really opened up the experience for me to prove how bad it is to really text and drive. Debbie Pickford of Allstate Insurance says teens are especially at risk from distracted driving —and not just because they lack experience on the roads. According to the research, teens don't really have fully developed brains until they’re twenty-five years old. You put those two things together and you get a much,much higher risk. A new law proposes a graduated driver licensing system. Graduated means teenagers start with restrictions like on night driving and numbers of passengers. They could not get a full driver's license until age eighteen.
1.According to the passage, 【A】 is the most likely to lead to a traffic accident while you are driving．
A．texting on the mobile phone B．reaching for a cell phone． C．talking on the mobile phone
2. We can learn from the second paragraph that【B】．
A. drivers who resulted in nearly 4,000 deaths are teenagers B. over 30,000 victims have died from traffic crashes so far