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高三阅读理解Kielder Forest in Northumberland England

时间:2018-12-05 17:46  作者:Edmond  来源:www.2abc8.com

 Kielder Forest in Northumberland, England, is home to birds of gray and red squirrels. Around 90 years ago, it was also home to the pine marten(松貂). The 0.5 meters animal was driven to dying out in England by 1926 because gamekeepers wanted to secure the safety of their game birds, according to The Guardian.
However, the martens thrived in Scotland, and the animals appear to be crossing back into England. A pine marten was spotted in Kielder Forest by John Hartshorne, a volunteer who monitors the red squirrel population in the forest, part of an effort to stop gray squirrels from further invading(入侵) the red squirrels’ territory.
The pine marten is one of the animals receiving a helping hand from Back from the Brink, one of the conservation groups working together to help save 20 species from dying out in England. Their efforts aim at helping the pine marten and other at-risk species.
Red squirrels are threatened by invasive gray squirrels, which out-compete the native squirrels for food and pass on a deadly virus. Martens keep gray squirrel numbers in check, especially since the invasive animals aren’t used to having a predator like the pine marten around. A 2018 study found that the presence of pine martens can be enough to push the gray squirrel population out of an area. So the pine marten returning to Kielder is a win-win: The pine marten returns to part of its historic range and by doing so, helps red squirrels continue to survive.
24. Why was the pine marten forced to leave Northumberland?
A. To attract more hunters.
B. To protect local animals.
C. To keep game birds safe.
D To keep game birds from hunters.
25. What does the underlined word “thrived” in Paragraph 2 probably mean?
A. Died out slowly. B. Evolved rapidly.
C. Had difficulty adapting. D. Increased in population.
26. What is John Hartshorne’s duty according to Paragraph 2?
A. To help the pine marten to thrive.
B. To free the red squirrels of danger.
C. To monitor the population of birds.
D. To stop gray squirrels from dying out.
27. The last paragraph mainly talks about .
A. the role of the pine marten
B. the importance of a 2018 study
C. the promising future of red squirrels
D. the harmful effects of gray squirrels

答案 24-27.CDBA

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