Winter-swimming has become popular in Beijing. Three years ago, few people would go swimming in the icy waters. But now there is a Winter-swimming Enthusiasts’ Club and it has more than 2 000 members. The oldest is 84 years old and the youngest is only 7.The members are from all walks of life. They may be workers, peasants, soldiers, teachers, students…
Though it is now the coldest part of the season and the water temperature in the city’s lakes is around 0℃, many winter-swimmers still swim in the icy waters, even when it is snowing. They enjoy themselves in the lake, while the people by the side of the lake are wearing heavy clothes.
Why are so many people interested in winter-swimming? Because winter-swimming can be good for one’s health.
Bei Sha is a good example. He is 69, and he once suffered from heart trouble for 26 years. After ten years of winter-swimming he is now in good health. Scientists are now studying the effects of winter-swimming on health.
1.Among the winter-swimmers the oldest man is_______ years older than the youngest one.
A.91 B.84 C.77 D.7
2.Guess what “The members are from all walks of life” means?
A.The members do different jobs at different places.
B.They come from all parts of Beijing.
C.They are persons of different ages.
D.They are men and women, old and young.
3.The winter-swimmers are able to swim in the icy waters, even on snowy days because .
A.they are not afraid of coldness
B.they often swim in the icy waters
C.they know that they can benefit(得益)from it
D.winter-swimming can make people healthy
4.Winter-swimming has become popular in Beijing because .
A.more and more people like to swim in Beijing
B.it is more interesting than swimming in summer
C.winter-swimmers are brave men
D.winter-swimming does a lot of good to one’s health
5.What’s the best title for this passage?
A.People in Beijing Like Swimming in Winter
B.Winter-swimming—A Craze(狂热)in Beijing
C.People Benefit from Winter-swimming
D.Winter-swimmers Are Brave Men
Can you imagine a classroom missing one thing that has long been considered a necessary part to reading and writing? No notebooks, no textbooks, no test papers. Nor are there any pencils or pens, which always seem to run out of ink at the critical moment.
A “paperless classroom” is what more and more schools are trying to realize, Students don’t do any handwriting in this class. Instead, they use hand – sized, or specially - designed computers. The teacher downloads texts from Internet libraries and sends them to every student’s personal computer.
Having computers also means that students can use the Web. They can look up information on any subject they’re studying, from maths to social science.
High school teacher Judy Herrel in Florida, US, described how her class used the Web. “Using a book that’s three or four years old is impossible,” she said.
A paperless classroom is a big step towards reducing the waste of paper each week to each student.
“Think about the money and trees we could save with the computers, ” she said.
But, with all this technology, there’s always the risk that the machines will break down. So, in case of a power failure or technical problem, paper textbooks are still widely available(可得到的)for these hi – tech students.
6.The underlined word “critical” in the first paragraph probably has the same meaning as “ ”.
A.worrying B.dangerous C.happy D.important
7.In a paperless classroom, what is a must?
A.A pen B.A computer. C.Information. D.A pencil.
8.According to Judy Herrel, .
A.the Web can take the students everywhere
B.the Web can take the place of teachers
C.the Web is a better tool for information
D.the Web is for downloading information
9.Which of the following is NOT an advantage of a paperless classroom?
A.Students won’t have trouble with their pens.
B.Computers may break down sometimes.
C.Students can get information from the Internet.
D.A lot of money and trees will be saved.
10.Which of the following is not supported by the writer’s opinion?
A.The paper less classroom will be good for trees.
B.There are some differences between the paperless studies and those in the usually way.
C.Paper textbooks are no longer useful.
D.Paper – free studies are popular with more and more schools.
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