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内蒙古林西县第三中学九年级英语中考复习:7话题阅读周周练 七

话题阅读周周练(七)

话题:自然与地理、周围的事物

Ⅰ.完形填空。

A terrible drought has caused trouble in California, USA.A drought is a long period of time with __1__ rain or snow.That means there is not enough water.

Droughts are natural disasters(灾害).But unlike earthquakes, droughts are not __2__.Instead, they happen slowly.

The drought in the western United States __3__ about five years ago.About 95 percent of California had very bad drought conditions in 2015.

Hundreds of people in East Porterville, California have no running water in __4__ homes.That's __5__ the drought has caused their wells(井) to dry up.Some people haven't had running water for years.

Rivers and lakes have been drying up, too.That's a __6__ for fish and other animals.And __7__ water, farms can't grow as much food.More than 18,000 farm jobs have been __8__.

All across California, people are __9__ water in any way they can.They've stopped watering lawns(草坪) and washing cars.“We need to make the best __10__ of what we have,”a weather scientist explains.

(A) 1.A.little B.any

C.heavy D.some

(B)2.A.general B.sudden

C.mobile D.separate

(C)3.A.changed B.added

C.started D.stayed

(A)4.A.their B.our

C.his D.her

(D)5.A.so B.before

C.while D.because

(D)6.A.program B.project

C.question D.problem

(B)7.A.on B.without

C.below D.in

(D)8.A.created B.given

C.broke D.lost

(B)9.A.carrying B.saving

C.using D.borrowing

(C)10.A.fact B.meal

C.use D.situation

Ⅱ.阅读理解。

A

Fraser Island is in Queensland, Australia.It is about 120 kilometers long and 24 kilometers wide.It is the largest sand island in the world.There is no airport on the island, but there is a long beach along the east coast.Planes arrive and leave from there.

The sand makes unusual shapes.There are hills made of sand called sand dunes(沙丘).Nothing grows on them.They move one or two meters a year from the northwest towards the southeast of the island.There are some beautiful places on the island, such as Rainbow Gorge and Red Canyon.

Fraser Island is the home of several plants and animals.There are beautiful flowers and different kinds of trees.There are also many birds, like cockatoos.About 500,000 people visit the island every year to see the island's beauty.People enjoy camping and hiking there.Unluckily, the visitors damage(毁坏) plants and frighten animals.They make water dirty.So it is necessary to manage the visitors.For example, people can't use motor boats or go fishing in the lakes unless they have