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2013年雅思阅读模拟练习及答案

发布时间:2013-09-03 15:45:58 来源:杭州朗阁培训中心 编辑:杭州朗阁小编
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  在雅思阅读考试中,虽然段落标题题可以采用边做题边看文章的做法,但我认为鉴于目前出现的新情况,推荐先浏览一遍文章,然后开始做题的方式。浏览的时间必须控制在五分钟内,浏览的目的主要有这样两个:1. 记录各段主题;2. 把握文章结构(如时间顺序,cause-effect-solution顺序,论证式等等)。读完一遍之后,再回去做题,仿佛高屋建瓴,感觉就完全不同了。做题时可先用常规的方法。如能找到主旨句,万不可生搬硬套,与选项牵强附会。一般说来,只有主旨句与选项存在替换改写关系,才能证明是正确答案。若无法替换或找不到主旨句时,可先搁置不做,待其余段落基本选定之后,再对未选标题进行比较排除,最后搞定。

  下面,杭州朗阁小编为大家整理了2013年雅思阅读考试的模拟试题和答案,大家可以参考一下哦!

  Don't wash those fossils!

  Standard museum practice can wash away DNA.

  1.Washing,brushing and varnishing fossils — all standard conservation treatments used by many fossil hunters and museum curators alike — vastly reduces the chances of recovering ancient DNA.

  2.Instead,excavators should be handling at least some of their bounty with gloves,and freezing samples as they are found,dirt and all,concludes a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences today.

  3.Although many palaeontologists know anecdotally that this is the best way to up the odds of extracting good DNA,Eva-Maria Geigl of the Jacques Monod Institute in Paris,France,and her colleagues have now shown just how important conservation practices can be. This information,they say,needs to be hammered home among the people who are actually out in the field digging up bones.

  4.Geigl and her colleagues looked at 3,200-year-old fossil bones belonging to a single individual of an extinct cattle species,called an aurochs. The fossils were dug up at a site in France at two different times — either in 1947,and stored in a museum collection,or in 2004,and conserved in sterile conditions at -20 ?C.

  5.The team's attempts to extract DNA from the 1947 bones all failed. The newly excavated fossils,however,all yielded DNA.

  6.Because the bones had been buried for the same amount of time,and in the same conditions,the conservation method had to be to blame says Geigl. "As much DNA was degraded in these 57 years as in the 3,200 years before," she says.www.Examw.com

  Wash in,wash out

  7.Because many palaeontologists base their work on the shape of fossils alone,their methods of conservation are not designed to preserve DNA,Geigl explains.

  8.The biggest problem is how they are cleaned. Fossils are often washed together on-site in a large bath,which can allow water — and contaminants in the form of contemporary DNA — to permeate into the porous bones. "Not only is the authentic DNA getting washed out,but contamination is getting washed in," says Geigl.

  9.Most ancient DNA specialists know this already,says Hendrik Poinar,an evolutionary geneticist at McMaster University in Ontario,Canada. But that doesn't mean that best practice has become widespread among those who actually find the fossils.

  10.Getting hold of fossils that have been preserved with their DNA in mind relies on close relationships between lab-based geneticists and the excavators,says palaeogeneticist Svante P??bo of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig,Germany. And that only occurs in exceptional cases,he says.

  11.P??bo's team,which has been sequencing Neanderthal DNA,continually faces these problems. "When you want to study ancient human and Neanderthal remains,there's a big issue of contamination with contemporary human DNA," he says.

  12.This doesn't mean that all museum specimens are fatally flawed,notes P??bo. The Neanderthal fossils that were recently sequenced in his own lab,for example,had been part of a museum collection treated in the traditional way. But P??bo is keen to see samples of fossils from every major find preserved in line with Geigl's recommendations — just in case.

  Warm and wet

  13.Geigl herself believes that,with cooperation between bench and field researchers,preserving fossils properly could open up avenues of discovery that have long been assumed closed.

  14.Much human cultural development took place in temperate regions. DNA does not survive well in warm environments in the first place,and can vanish when fossils are washed and treated. For this reason,Geigl says,most ancient DNA studies have been done on permafrost samples,such as the woolly mammoth,or on remains sheltered from the elements in cold caves — including cave bear and Neanderthal fossils.

  15.Better conservation methods,and a focus on fresh fossils,could boost DNA extraction from more delicate specimens,says Geigl. And that could shed more light on the story of human evolution.

  Glossary

  Palaeontologists 古生物学家

  Aurochs 欧洲野牛

  Neanderthal (人类学)尼安德特人,旧石器时代的古人类。

  Permafrost (地理)永冻层

  Questions 1-6

  Answer the following questions by using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

  1.How did people traditionally treat fossils?

  2.What suggestions do Geigl and her colleagues give on what should be done when fossils are found?

  3.What problems may be posed if fossil bones are washed on-site? Name ONE.

  4.What characteristic do fossil bones have to make them susceptible to be contaminated with contemporary DNA when they are washed?

  5.What could be better understood when conservation treatments are improved?

  6.The passage mentioned several animal species studied by researchers. How many of them are mentioned?

  Questions 7-11

  Do the following statements agree with the information given in the passage? Please write

  TRUE if the statement agrees with the writer

  FALSE if the statement does not agree with the writer

  NOT GIVEN if there is no information about this in the passage

  7.In their paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ,Geigl and her colleagues have shown what conservation practices should be followed to preserve ancient DNA.

  8.The fossil bones that Geigl and her colleagues studied are all from the same aurochs.

  9.Geneticists don’t have to work on site.

  10.Only newly excavated fossil bones using new conservation methods suggested by Geigl and her colleagues contain ancient DNA.

  11.Paabo is still worried about the potential problems caused by treatments of fossils in traditional way.

  Questions 12-13

  Complete the following the statements by choosing letter A-D for each answer.

  12.“This information” in paragraph 3 indicates:

  [A] It is critical to follow proper practices in preserving ancient DNA.

  [B] The best way of getting good DNA is to handle fossils with gloves.

  [C] Fossil hunters should wear home-made hammers while digging up bones.

  [D] Many palaeontologists know how one should do in treating fossils.

  13.The study conducted by Geigl and her colleagues suggests:

  [A] the fact that ancient DNA can not be recovered from fossil

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