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19届高三英语一轮复习Unit1Womenofachievemen课时作业4

Unit 1 Women of achievement

Ⅰ.阅读理解

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(2018·重庆市重点中学协作体高考适应性考试)

Have you heard of the following people? Maybe yes, maybe no. But they may be an inspiration for you.

The Tree Lady

Kate Sessions was an American botanist and landscape architect closely associated with San Diego, California. After becoming the first woman to graduate from the University of California, Berkeley, she took a job as a teacher far south in the dry desert town of San Diego. Kate decided that San Diego needed trees more than anything else. Therefore this young woman single-handedly started a movement transforming the town into the leafy, garden-filled place as it is today.

The Snowflake (雪花) Man

Wilson Bentley is one of the first known photographers of snowflakes. His enthusiasm for taking photos of snowflakes began from his boyhood and was often misunderstood in his time, but his determination revealed two important truths: no two snowflakes are alike; and each one is surprisingly beautiful. In 1931, he worked with William J. Humphreys of the U.S. Weather Bureau to publish Snow Crystals, a book containing 2, 500 photographs.

The Father of His Country

By the late 1760s, George Washington had experienced firsthand the effects of rising taxes imposed(征收) on American colonists by the British, and came to believe that it was in the best interests of the colonists to declare independence from England. During the American War of Independence, he led the colonial forces to victory. In 1787, he was elected president of the Convention that wrote the U.S. Constitution. Two years later, Washington became America's first president. His retirement from office after two terms established a tradition that lasted until 1940, when Franklin Delano Roosevelt won a third term. The 22nd Amendment (1951) now limits the president to two elected terms.

【文章大意】本文是一篇应用文,主要介绍了三位鼓舞人心的名人。

1. Who made a great contribution to beautifying an area?

A.George Washington.

B.Wilson Bentley.

C.Kate Sessions.

D.William J. Humphreys.

答案与解析:C 考查细节理解。根据第二段中的“she took a job as a teacher far south in the dry desert town of San Diego”和“this young woman single-handedly started a movement transforming the town into the leafy, garden-filled place as it is today”可知,Kate Sessions在将圣地亚哥的一个荒漠小镇变成宜人的地方上作出了巨

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