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高三阅读理解I’ve come back to check on a baby

时间:2019-09-05 14:43  作者:Edmond  来源:www.2abc8.com

I’ve come back to check on a baby. Just after dusk I’m in a car down a muddy road in the rain, past rows of shackled(戴镣铐的)elephants,their trunks swinging. I was here five hours before, when the sun was high and hot and tourists were on elephants backs.

Walking now, I can barely see the path in the glow of my phone’s flashlight. When the wooden fence post stops me short,I point my light down and follow a current of rainwater across the concrete floor until it washes up against three large,gray feet. A fourth foot twisted above the surface, tied tightly by a short chain and choked by a ring of metal spikes(尖刺).When the elephant tires and puts her foot down, the spikes press deeper into her ankle.

Meena is four years and two months old,still a child as elephants go. Khammon Kongkhaw,her caretak-er, told me earlier that Meena wears the spiked chain because she tends to kick. Kongkhaw has been responsi-ble for Meena here at Maetaman Elephant Adventure, near Chiang Mai,in northern Thailand .since she was 11 months old. He said he keeps her on the spiked chain only during the day and takes it off at night. But it’ s night now.

I ask Jin Laoshen,the Maetaman worker accompanying me on this nighttime visit, why her chain is still on. He says he doesn’t know.

Maetaman is one of many animal attractions in and around tourist-crowded Chiang Mai. Meena' s life is set to follow the same track as many of the roughly 3,800 captive(被捕获的) elephants in Thailand. When Meena is too old or sick to give rides——maybe at 55,maybe at 75——she'll die. If she's lucky, she’ll get a few years of retirement. She'll spend most of her life on a chain.

24. Why does the author decide to come back?

A. She wants to check a baby elephant, Meena.    

B. She wants to feed those shackled elephants.

C. She wants to release those shackled elephants.  

D. She knows a baby is in need of help urgently.

25. What can we conclude from the second paragraph?

A. The author is scared walking in the path.     B. Meena is treated badly and very painful.

C. Meena only has three healthy legs.          D. One of Meena' s leg is badly broken.

26. What's the author's attitude towards those elephants?

A. Indifferent.     B. Critical.     C. Sympathetic.      D. Negative.

27. We can infer that the purpose of the author's writing is                 .

A. to describe those elephants to attract tourists around the world

B. to appeal to people to care about the fate of those elephants

C.to tell readers the story of a baby elephant in Chiang Mai,Thailand

D.to tell the reason why the number of elephants is decreasing

答案 AB CB

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