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高三阅读理解Three months after Hurricane Katrina in

时间:2019-04-14 19:23  作者:Edmond  来源:www.2abc8.com

 Three months after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Rebecca Sell, then 24, a photojournalist for Fredericksburg photographed a New Orleans couple worriedly examining water-spotted photo albums. As she took the photo, something within her clicked. “I told them I could take the ruined pictures, copy them and give them digitally restored (修复) photos,” she recalls. Although a bit sceptical, the couple agreed. Rebecca took their photos home, restored them and took them to the couple at their temporary home. “It felt so good to be able to do that for them,” says Rebecca.
When her editor, Dave Ellis, saw the photo of the couple, he suggested they go back and restore damaged photos for even more people. So in January 2006, with paid time off from the paper, the two set up shop in Pass Christian. After posting a notice in the community newsletter, Rebecca and Dave received 500 photos in four days. For each, the pair took a new digital picture, then used high-tech software to erase water spots and restore colors. It just so happened that a popular website linked to Dave’s blog about the experience, and soon Operation Photo Rescue, as it came to be known, had emails from hundreds of volunteers, including photographers and restoration experts, eager to help.
Though digital restoration is a painstaking process, mending irreplaceable family pictures means the world to victims like Emily Lancaster, 71, who took out piles of ruined photo albums after Katrina, never thinking the mess could be saved. But she just couldn’t bear to part with a few treasured pictures, including a portrait of her father, who had passed away, and a photo of her husband as a boy. Then she heard about Operation Photo Rescue. “I didn’t have a whole lot of hope they could fix them, but they did,” Emily says. “Almost every day I think about all the pictures I’ve lost. I’m so happy to have these two.”
In the five years since Katrina, Operation Photo Rescue has collected thousands of pictures ruined by floods, hurricanes and tornadoes. Volunteers make “copy runs” to disaster areas across the country to gather damaged photos from survivors; operating costs are covered by donations. “It’s great to be able to give people some of their history back,” says Rebecca. “One person told me that thanks to us, her grandmother got to see her photos again before she passed away. Moments like that remind me why I do this.”

34. When Rebecca took the picture of the New Orleans couple, she decided to ______.
   A. take them to their temporary home
   B. help with their damaged photos
   C. set up shop in Pass Christian
   D. cover Hurricane Katrina
35. From Paragraph 2, we know that Dave and Rebecca ______.
   A. quit their jobs in 2006
   B. inspired volunteers to join them
   C. spent four days mending the photos
   D. made their work known in their newspaper
36. How did Emily Lancaster feel when she first heard about Operation Photo Rescue?
   A. Excited.            B. Hopeless.          C. Satisfied.            D. Sceptical.
37. What is the best title for the passage?
   A. Surviving Hurricanes
   B. An Act of Generosity
   C. Saving Memories
   D. A Lucky Couple

答案

34.B   35.B
36.D    37.C 

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