FancyEnglish       英语阅读教程   Reading Training Course      Main Idea

 
NMET 2001  C                                                                                
看点评

     Many cities around the world today are heavily polluted. Careless methods of production and lack of consumer demand for environment (环境) friendly products have contributed to the pollution problem. One result is that millions of tons of glass, paper, plastic, and metal containers are produced, and these are difficult to get rid of.

     However, today, more and more consumers are choosing "green" and demanding that the products they buy should be safe for the environment. Before they buy a product, they ask questions like these: "Will this shampoo damage the environment?" "Can this metal container be reused or can it only be used once?"

     A recent study showed that two out of five adults now consider the environmental safety of a product before they buy it. This means that companies must now change the way they make and sell their products to make sure that they are "green," that is, friendly to the environment.

     Only a few years ago, it was impossible to find green products in supermarkets, but now there are hundreds. Some supermarket products carry labels (标签) to show that the product is green. Some companies have made the manufacturing (生产) of clean and safe products their main selling point and emphasize it in their advertising.

     The concern for a safer and cleaner environment is making companies rethink how they do business. No longer will the public accept the old attitude of "Buy it, use it, throw it away, and forget it."  The public pressure is on, and gradually business is cleaning up its act.

1. It becomes clear from the text that the driving force (动力) behind green products is __________.
A. public caring for the environment
B. companies' desire for bigger sales
C. new ways of doing business
D. rapid growth of supermarkets

2. What would be the best title for the text?
A. Business and People
B. Business Goes Green
C. Shopping Habits Are Changing
D. Supermarkets and Green Products

3. The underlined word "it" in the fourth paragraph refers to __________.
A. a selling point
B. the company name
C. a great demand for health foods
D. the manufacturing of green products


   Score =   

Correct answers:


点评

    本篇短文的中心主旨表达得很充分很明显,尤其是最后一段:民众环保意识的提高,消费习惯的改变,促使厂商开发生产环保产品,促使厂商规范生产经营行为使之符合环保要求。 

    第二题(最佳题目)的A, D离题较远,应首先排除。
选项
C, 涉及部分原因的内容(消费习惯的改变),但没包括有关结果的内容,应视为概括不全面。
选项
B, 表达了这样的一个趋势:厂商的生产经营行为越来越符合环保要求。这个结果和趋势(以及产生原因),正是作者要阐述的主要内容。选项B较好地概括了全文。

Main Idea

 

     高中英语多媒体教室   编译制作范文林  版权归作者所有  未经授权 请勿转载 
Copyright © www.fancyenglish.com  All Rights Reserved.