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剑桥雅思真题9阅读核心同义替换之C10-T4-R1

2018年01月16日 10:15 供稿单位:互联网  原创作者:sjzxhd   责编:石家庄管理员

C10-T4-R1


题干:movement: spread more unpredictably(C10-T4-R1 T1)
原文:The wildfire themselves, experts say, are generally hotter, faster, and 

spread more erratically than in the past.
同义替换:
Unpredictably --- erratically
 
题干:size of fires: 10 times greater on average than two decades ago(C10-T4

-R1 T2)
原文:Megafires, also called ‘siege fires’, are the increasingly frequent 

blazes that burn 500,000 acres or more-10 times the size of the average 

forest fire of 20 years ago.
同义替换:
Two decades ago --- 20 years ago
 
题干:rainfall: below average(C10-T4-R1 T3)
原文:One explanation for the trend to more superhot fires is that the 

region, which usually has dry summers, has had significantly below normal 

precipitation in many recent years.
同义替换:
Rainfall --- precipitation
Average --- normal
 
题干:more brush to act as fuel(C10-T4-R1 T4)
原文:The unintentional consequence has been to halt the natural eradication 

of underbrush, now the primary fuel for megafires.
同义替换:
Brush --- underbrush
 
题干:extended fire seasons(C10-T4-R1 T5)
原文:Second is fire seasons that on average are 78 days longer than they 

were 20 years ago.
同义替换:
Extended --- longer
 
题干:more building of homes in vulnerable places(C10-T4-R1 T6)
原文:Third is increased construction of homes in wooded areas.
同义替换:
More building --- increased construction
 
题干:The amount of open space in California has diminished over the last ten 

years.(C10-T4-R1 T7) TRUE
原文:In California, where population growth has averaged more than 600,000 a 

year for at least a decade, more residential housing is being built.
同义替换:
Last ten years --- a decade
 
题干:Many experts believe California has made little progress in readying 

itself to fight fires. (C10-T4-R1 T8) FALSE
原文:That said, many experts give California high marks for making progress 

on preparedness in recent years, after some of the largest fires in state 

history scorched thousands of acres, burned thousands of homes, and killed 

numerous people.
同义替换:
Progress in readying itself --- making progress on preparedness
 
题干:Personnel in the past have been criticized for mishandling fire 

containment.(C10-T4-R1 T9) TRUE
原文:Stung in the past by criticism of bungling that allowed fires to spread 

when they might have been contained, personnel are meeting the peculiar 

challenges of neighbourhood-and canyon-hoping fires better than previously, 

observers say.
同义替换:
Criticised --- criticism
 
题干:California has replaced a range of firefighting tools.
(C10-T4-R1 T10) TRUE
原文:State promises to provide more up-to-date engines, planes, and 

helicopters to fight fires have been fulfilled.
同义替换:
Firefighting tools --- engines, planes, and helicopters
 
题干:More firefighters have been hired to improve fire-fighting capacity.

(C10-T4-R1 T11) NOT GIVEN
原文:Besides providing money to upgrade the fire engines that must traverse 

the mammoth state and wind along serpentine canyon roads, the state has 

invested in better command-and-control facilities as well as in the 

strategies to run them.
同义替换:

 
题干:Citizens and government groups disapprove of the efforts of different 

states and agencies working together.(C10-T4-R1 T12) FALSE
原文:There is a sense among both government officials and residents that the 

speed, dedication, and coordination of firefighters from several states and 

jurisdictions are resulting in greater efficiency than in past ‘siege fire’ 

situations.
同义替换:
Citizens and government groups --- government officials and residents
 
题干:Randy Jacobs believes that loss of life from fires will continue at the 

same levels, despite changes made.(C10-T4-R1 T13) FALSE
原文:‘I am extraordinarily impressed by the improvements we have witnessed,

’ says Randy Jacobs, a Southern California-based lawyer who has had to 

evacuate both his home and business to escape wildfires. ‘Notwithstanding 

all the damage that will continue to be caused by wildfires, we will no 

longer suffer the loss of life endured in the past because of the fire 

prevention and firefighting measures that have been put in place,’ he says.
同义替换:
Changes made --- improvements we have witnessed

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