手机版
英语学习_英语试题_高中英语作文-爱英语吧

爱英语吧 > 阅读 > 英语阅读理解 >  > 正文

高三阅读理解Thrilling is the word repeatedly used by

时间:2018-05-12 16:38  作者:David  来源:本站整理

“Thrilling” is the word repeatedly used by Jan Ramqvist to describe how he felt about participating in a nationwide mission. He was just 26 and a newly qualified traffic engineer working in the city of Malmo when the changeover took place on September 3,1967.

The day was officially known as Dagen H (H-Day). Its mission was to put Sweden on the same path as the rest of its continental European neighbours, most of which had long followed the global trend to drive cars on the right. As well as hoping to boost (提升)the country’s international reputation, the Swedish government had grown increasingly concerned about safety with the number of registered vehicles on the roads shooting up.

In the run-up to H-Day, each local municipality (市政当局)had to deal with issues ranging from repainting road markings to relocating bus stops and traffic lights, and redesigning bicycle lanes and one-way streets. Some 360,000 street signs had to be switched nationwide, which largely took place on a single day, with council workers joined by the military and working late into the night to ensure the task got done before H-Day formally rewed into gear on Sunday morning.

But as H-Day finally dawned, the hard work all appeared to pay off. In safety terms, the project was declared a success almost immediately. As Swedes began their working week on the day after H-Day, 157 minor traffic accidents were reported around the country, slightly less than average for a typical Monday. Meanwhile, as well as being important for Sweden’s global reputation, the switch might potentially also have had other longer-term benefits such as increased trade and transportation from other parts of the continent.
Fifty years on, economists and urban planners still look to H-Day as a model for public works projects. But could Sweden achieve anything like H-Day today? The common feeling among those who’ ve studied H-Day closely is that today’s political, economic and media climates would present numerous fresh challenges to those that existed at the time H-Day.

32. What is the text mainly about?

A. A lesson from H-Day. B. Prevention of traffic accidents.

C. Preparations for a change. D. A model for public works projects.

33. What led to the success of H-day?

A. Economic and media climates. B. Sweden’s global reputation.

C. Increased trade and transportation. D. Careful planning and high efficiency.

34. What does the underlined phrase “revved into gear” in Paragraph 3 probably mean?

A. Drew near. B. Started working.

C. Got cancelled. D. Was celebrated.

35. What can we learn from the last sentence of the text?

A. Many factors influence H-Day.

B. Researchers think little of H-Day.

C. Doing projects like H-Day is hard.

D. Few challenges existed on H-Day.

2018厦门高三二检答案汇总
http://www.2abc8.com/new/75652/


答案  32. D 33. D 34. B 35. C

TAG标签高三 阅读理解