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高三阅读理解I decided to ski to the North Pole

时间:2019-08-01 19:26  作者:Edmond  来源:www.2abc8.com

I decided to ski to the North Pole. It was after I saw an advertisement in a newspaper looking for people to join a team to ski 350 miles to the North Pole. Back in 1996, there had never been a woman from the UK who had accomplished this challenge. I wondered what it would be like to survive in temperatures cold enough to freeze your flesh in seconds, so I sent off for the application form.

The application form full of pictures of male explores arrived. The words “Are you man enough for the ultimate(极限的)challenge?” made me angry and even more determined to get on the team.

Over 500 individuals applied for a place in the team  and the selection process included physical and psychological tests designed to pick the best group. In one test, there was a huge rope ladder we had to climb, and I froze at the top because I have a fear of heights. I thought my hopes were fading as most other applicants sailed past, leaving me behind. But two others helped me over, and later I found out that the organizers were not looking for amazing individuals, but great team players, and this moment had shown them who would take care of others in the team.

I had revealed(显示)my weakness, and in a place like the Arctic, you have to be yourself, as there is nowhere to hide. These personalities of asking for help and showing weakness are necessary for women to master.

I realized that by being myself, I could succeed. I was selected for the team. I realized that I could achieve more than I ever imagined — more importantly, by sharing my story with others, I could inspire them to take a step into the new world and reveal more of their abilities.

4. How did the author react on seeing the advertisement?

A. She got cross. B. She was determined.

C. She got frightened. D. She was hesitating.

5. What did the organizers view as the most important in the selection of new hands?

A. Personal quality. B. Individual-ability.

C. Spirit of teamwork. D. Courage to challenge.

6. What does the auther think of women’s showing weakness?

A. Beneficial. B. Shameful.

C. Merciful. D. Disturbing.

7. What’s the intention of the author in writing this passage?

A. To inspire us to prepare for our future goal.

B. To advise women how to turn to others.

C. To make suggestions to her team members.

D. To encourage people to explore the unknown.

【答案】4. B    5. C    6. A    7. D


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