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Newspaper Carrier Day happens on September 4 to celebrate Barney Flaherty and all past and present newspaper carriers.

Every day,thousands of newspaper carriers get up early and carry newspapers around the streets. They deliver(递送)our newspapers before we wake up but few people think about their hard work. In the USA,10-year-old Barney Flaherty became the first newspaper boy. He started working for The New York Sun on September 10,1833.Today,many young people make their pocket money by delivering newspapers.

Perhaps millions of people have been a newspaper deliverer. Delivering newspapers used to be a part-time(兼职的)job for the children aged(……岁的)between 13 and 16.But now many adults often deliver newspapers by car. It has become dangerous for children to be on the streets alone before six in the morning. The newspaper carriers in the world are paid differently. For example,the newspaper carriers in Britain can make about $25 every day. And they usually work seven days a week. When you see your newspapers next time,think about the persons who delivered them.

1.Barney Flaherty,the first newspaper boy in the USA was born in ________.

A. 1843    B. 1833    C. 1823    D. 1820

2.Who used to deliver newspapers as a part-time worker?

A. The young people under the age of 16.    B. The children between the ages of 13 and 16.

C. The people of all ages.    D. The children over the age of 10.

3.How do adults usually deliver newspapers now?

A. By bike.    B. On foot.    C. By bus.    D. By car.

4.How much money can a newspaper carrier make every week in Britain?

A. About $175.    B. About $125.    C. About $100.    D. About $25.

5.From the passage,we can know that ________.

A. all the newspaper earners in the world are boys aged between 13 and 16

B. it isn't safe for children to walk on the streets alone before 6:00 a.m.

C. newspaper carriers must have all kinds of skills besides driving

D. the writer used to deliver newspapers on foot

 

1.C 2.B 3.D 4.A 5.B 【解析】试题分析:短文记叙了Newspaper Carrier Day的由来。Barney Flaherty,他10岁时于1833年9月10日开始为纽约太阳报工作,成为美国第一个报童。过去常常是13—16岁的孩子送报,他们很早就起床沿街步行送报,现在好多成年人也靠开汽车送报赚钱,而这对于大清早就在街上走路送报的孩子是不安全的。世...
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阅读理解也是各地中考试题的必考题型之一,在中考试题中占有较大比例,主要考查学生通过文字获取信息的能力。在中考中,阅读的篇数一般是三到四篇,选材范围越来越广,除故事、幽默、人物轶事外,科普性文章也多了起来。体裁也趋于多样化,有记叙文、说明文、应用文等。还要求学生能理解及解释图表多提供的简单信息等。三四篇短文中有的难度跨度较大,以便拉开档次,体现选拔功能。并且扩大了选材范围,主要考查考生阅读所给材料,理解其中词语、句子或片段含义的能力。有时涉及对全文意思和篇章结构的理解,对一些问题作出推理和判断。阅读理解的考核中包括了对词汇、语法等语言知识的考查,要求学生具备一定的背景知识、各种常识、科普知识和一定的分析及逻辑推理能力;要求学生具有归纳段落大意、中心思想的能力。测试的方向由时间、地点、身份、人物等一些细节问题,改为测试对全文整体意义的理解程度;由考查短文的表层现象改为考对文章深层含义的理解和逻辑推断能力。另外,任务型阅读形式灵活多样,内容丰富多彩,联系实际,易考查学生的灵活运用能力和对语言的综合运用能力。在中考中占30-40分。

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