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    初三英语上期阅读理解训练题(八)
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    (A)

      Long ago, people in Rome(罗马) talked to one another in Latin(拉丁文). Pupils in school learned to read and write in Latin. Books are in Latin.
      Some Romans(罗马人) went to other parts of the world. They took their language with them. Soon Latin was used in many countries. It became a world language.
      People in other countries did not talk in Latin the same way. In each land, they changed the language a little. As time went by, they made more changes. At last they did not talk in Latin any more. New languages had come from the old one.
      People do not talk to one another in Latin today. But they still use many Latin words. You do, too. Street, wall, city, and salt are some of the Latin words we use. You are a pupil in school. Pupil is a Latin word. It means “little doll”.
      1. Latin was used by people in _____.
      A. Rome    B. the United States    C. Greece(希腊)    D. Texas
      2. The word in the story that means what people speak and write is ______
      3. The story says, “People do not talk to each other in Latin today. But they still use many Latin words,” The word they means ________.
      4. Which of the following does this story lead you to believe?
      A. It is not good to change a language.
      B. Pupils in schools today play with dolls.
      C. Not many people can read Latin today.
      5. What happened to Latin when it was taken to other countries?(which sentence is exactly like the one in your book?)
      A. In each land, people talked about each other.
      B. In each land, they changed the language a little
      C. In each land, the children had to speak some Latin.
      6. The main idea of the whole story is that ________.
      A. Romans did not like to stay home
      B. people in old Rome talked a lot to each other.
      C. Latin changed as it moved from land to land.
      Key: 1. A  2. language  3. people  4. C  5. B  6. C

    (B)

      A Leg Walking Right
      Here are some signs + - x…, the signs are very different. They mean very different things. When you see them, you know what to do. This sign + means that you will add some numerals. This sign—means that you will take one numeral away from another. You will subtract(减去). What will you do when you see x and… ?
      Our signs are easy to read. They are easy signs to remember. Look at these two signs… .The ancient Egyptians used these signs. A picture of a leg walking to the left told them to add some numerals. A picture of a leg walking to the right told them to subtract.
      In the 1500s people used this printed(印刷的) sign & to add numerals. After a while the sign began to look like this… .Later, the sign became +.
      How much is 2…2?
      1. What do you do when you see this sign +?
      A. Walk away    B. Write a numeral    C. Read a sign    D. Add
      2. The word in the story that means to take one numeral away from another is _____.
      3. The story says, “Our signs are easy to read. They are easy signs to remember”. The word they means ______.
      4. Which of the following does this story lead to believe?
      A. Egyptians could not add numerals together
      B. All Egyptians had two left legs.
      C. Our signs are not hard to understand
      5. What did the sign to add numerals begin to look like(which sentence is exactly like the one in your book)?
      A. After a while, the sign began to look like this… .
      B. After a while, the sign began to look like this +.
      C. After a while, the sign began to look like this &.
      6. The main idea of the whole story is that ______.
      A. the signs for adding and subtracting have changed.
      B. People could not write in the 1500s
      C. the old signs were good for Egyptians but not for us
      Key: 1.D 2.substract 3.signs 4.C 5.A 6.A


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