2013年职称英语综合类考试模拟题及答案解析(5)

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 第二篇  'rhe English Weather

      "Other countries have a climate;in England we have weather. "This statement,often made by En-glishmen to describe the strange weather conditions of their country,is both revealing and true. It is re-vealing hecause in it we see the Englishman insisting once again that what happens in England is not the same as what happens el.sewhere. Its truth can be proved by any foreigner who stays in the country forlonger than a few days.
      In no country other than England,it has been said,can one experience four seasons in the course of a single day !  Day may break a.s a warm spring morning an hour or so later black clouds may have appearedfrom nowhere and the rain may be pouring down. At midday it may be really winter with the temperaturedown by about eight degrees or more centigrade(摄氏度). And then,in the late afternoon the sky willc[ear,the sun will begin to shine,and for an hour or two before darkness falls,it wiLl be summer.
     In England one can experience almost every kind of weather except the most extreme. (Some for-eigners seem to be under the impression that for ten months of the year the country is covered by a densebLanket of fog,this is not true. )The problem is that we never can be sure when the different types ofwcathcr will occur. Not only do we get several different sorts of weather in one day,but we may very well get a spell(持续的—般时i@ ) of winter in summer and a spell of summer in winter.
         The uncertainty about the weather has had a definite effect upon the Englishman's character. It tends to make him cautious(小心j~慎WJ) ,for example. The foreigner may laugh when he sees the Englishmansetting forth on a brilliantly sunny morning wearing a raincoat and carrying an umbrella,but he may well regret his laughter Later in the day !
      And,of course,the weather's variety provides a constant topic of conversation. Even the most taci-turn(沉默寡言 wj) of Englishmen is always prepared to discuss the weather. And,though he sometimescomplains bitterly of it,he would not,even if he couid,exchange it for the more predictable climate ofother lands.
      36. "Other countries have a climate;in England we have weather. "This statement suggests that
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A. other countries do not have fine weather.
B. you cannot cxperience four seasons in a year in England.
C. the weather in England oftcn changes and is therefore unique.
D. the weather in England never changes.
37. A special feature of the weathcr in England is that
A. you can experience four seasons every day throughout the year.
B.it does not have four seasons as other countries do.
C. wintcr there is the coldest in the world.
D. you may experience different types of weather in a single day.
38. What makes the Englishman cautious,according to the passage?
A. The foreigner's laughter.
B. The coLd weather in winter.
C. The uncertainty about the weather.
D. The prcdictahle climatc.
39. Which of the folLowing statements is NOT true of the weather in England?
A. England is covered by heavy fog for ten months of the year.
B.It tends to make the EngLishman cautious.
C. One cannot be sure when the different types of weather will occur.
D. You may have a spell of winter in summer.
40.'rhe word"lands"in the last sentence could best be replaced by
 A. " soil".
B. "earth".
C. "countries"
D. "parts".
 
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