48. leisure time
D)Their food self-sufficiency has been taken for granted。
参考答案： 61-65 CADDB
50. treated as special(原文是treating as special)
B)Their food yields have begun to decrease sharply in recent years。
47. motivation andpractice
C)It is backed by strong evidence。
58. What isthe author’s comment on Krugman’s claim about the current drought in America’sMidwest?
A)The growing population will greatly increase the pressure on world food supplies。
Considerableportion of corn is used to produce green fuel. (Finally递进)
The authors take a vast number of data points for the four most important crops: rice, wheat corn and soybeans(大豆). They find that on between 24% and 39% of all harvested areas, the improvement in yields that tood place before the 1980s slowed down in the 1990s and 2000s。
深度阅读四选一之theexaggerated claims in the media about global warming
61.What does the author try to draw attention to?
51. the key factor
D)They focus more on the increase of animal feed than human food grains。
49. musicians anddancers
64.What does the Food and Agriculture Organisation say about world food production in the coming decades?
61. Whatdoes the author think of the exaggerated claims in the media about globalwarming?
Some of the world’s most significant problems never hit headlines.One example comes from agriculture. Food riots and hunger make news. But the trend lying behind these matters is rarely talked about. This is the decline in the growth in yields of some of the world’s major crops.A new study by the University of Minnesota and McGill University in Montreal looks at where, and how far, this decline is occurring。
They had nochance to touch them when shopping online. (作者确实讲了三个原因，但是你们看到逻辑关系标志词However木有！！！)
A)Food riots and hunger in the world. C)The decline of the grain yield growth。
It has droppedgreatly. (In fact下结论)
C)The slowdown of the growth in yields of major food crops will be reversed。
52. Why dopeople prefer shopping online according to the author?
65.How does the author view the argument of the Food and Agriculture Organisation?
They do adisservice to addressing the problem。(because因果)
A)They fail to produce the same remarkable results as before the 1980s。
To test hishypothesis about online shopping. (这个题目纠结吗？要阅读长长的两个自然段才能做出一个题？有木有看到倒数第二段的Why? 因果关系有圈吗？)
The report qualifies the more optimistic findings of another new paper which suggests that the world will not have to dig up a lot more land for farming in order to feed 9 billion people in 2050, as the Food and Agriculture Organisation has argued。
There is no wayto prove its validity. (But、Moreover转折、递进)
C)Their big populations are causing worldwide concerns。
57. In whatway do the media benefit from extreme weather?
They can attractpeople’s attention to their reports. (one ofthe most比较)
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A)It is built on the findings of a new study。
55. How mightpeople feel after letting go of something they held?
B)It is based on a doubtful assumption。
60. Whatdoes the author say about global wildfire incidence over the past 70 years?
63.What does the new study by the two universities say about recent crop improvement efforts?
56. What doestrain imaging in a recent study reveal?
Instead, it says, thanks to slowing population growth, land currently ploughted up for crops might be able to revert(回返)to forest or wilderness. This could happen. The trouble is that the forecast assumes continued improvements in yields, which may not actually happen。
59. What isthe chief reason for the rise in corn prices according to the author?
More motivatedto own it。
Physical touchhelps form a sense of possession. (The studyalso indicated that 找到木有？并列关系 下结论的地方必须考啊)
B)The optimistic prediction about food production should be viewed with caution。
B)News headlines in the leading media. D)The food supply in populous countries。
There are two worrying features of the slowdown. One is that it has been particularly sharp in the world’s most populous(人口多的) countries, India and China. Their ability to feed themselves has been an important source of relative stability both within the countries and on world food markets. That self-sufficiency cannot be taken for granted if yields continue to slow down or reverse。
53. Why domore customers return their purchases bought online?
62.Why does the author mention India and China in particular?
简答题之Highly proficient musicianship
Questions 61-65 are based on the following passage。
54. What isthe purpose of author’s experiment?
D)It is open to further discussion。
Second, yield growth has been lower in wheat and rice than in corn and soyabeans. This is problematic because wheat and rice are more important as foods, accounting for around half of all calories consumed. Corn and soyabeans are more important as feed grains. The authors note that “we have preferentially focused our crop improvement efforts on feeding animals and cars rather than on crops that feed people and are the basis of food security in much of the world。”
D)The world will be able to feed its population without increasing farmland。
C)They play a major role in guaranteeing the food security of the world。
B)They contribute a lot to the improvement of human food production。
It is morecomfortable and convenient。
A)Their self-sufficiency is vital to the stability of world food markets。
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