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2015中考英语阅读理解训练:DIY

时间:2015-05-18    来源:环度网整理    

  DIY, which means Do It Yourself, is quite popular in UK. Lots of stores and supermarkets sell DIY things. TV programmes show people how to DIY.

  English people like DIY. There is a saying in UK----“As Englishman’s home is his castle”. Huge number of people spend their holidays making their homes beautiful “castles”. If there is anything that needs fixing around their homes, such as painting the walls or putting in a new shower, they will do the jobs themselves. They share DIY experience with their friends. More and more people have discovered the joy of DIY. Sometimes people also DIY for saving money. With the economic downturn at present, many people can not afford a big house. They are looking at how they can make their house better without spending a lot of money. It is not surprising that DIY is so popular.

  DIY can be difficult. There is a huge market for DIY furniture which people need to get together themselves with a few basic tools. However, people often find it not easy to build a piece of furniture because they can’t understand the instructions. Sometimes the instructions are simple and clear, but the furniture itself is difficult to build. One thing is for sure, though most DIY projects are started with the best intentions. Many of them may not get finished. DIY can also be dangerous. For example, anything electrical should be done by a professional worker. Unluckily, many people don’t care about this warning and put themselves in danger. It is reported that in just one year over 230,000 people were hurt while doing DIY in UK, including 41,000 who fell off ladders.

  Therefo re , DIY can bring us fun and help us save money, but it is not always as easy as it is thought to be if we bite off more than we can chew. Maybe factories should make products that are easier and safer for us to DIY.

  37. How do many English people spend their hoildays to the passage?

  A. Making their homes beautiful. B. Visiting their friends.

  C. Travelling all over the world D. Making a lot of money

  38. Why do English people like DIY?

  A. Many stores sell DIY things. B. DIY can bring them fun.

  C. TV programmes teach them to DIY D. All DIY projects are easy.

  39. What can we learn from the passage?

  A. DIY is a waste of money. B. it is always difficult to DIY.

  C. We should be careful while doing DIY. D. It is very safe for us to DIY.

  40. In the passage, “we bite off more than we can chew” probably means .

  A. We can eat everything we like. B. We should do something difficult.

  C. We do something that is too difficult.

  D. We eat too much food that is not safe.

  【主旨大意】文章分别对DIY介绍、DIY在英国流行的原因、DIY困难甚至危险的原因进行了分析,进而对DIY提出了合理的建议。

  37. A 细节理解题 由文章第二段“Huge number of people spend their holidays making their homes beautiful “castles””可知。

  38. B 整体理解题 有文章的第二段可知英国人喜欢DIY一是从中获得乐趣,二是少花钱。

  39. C 整体理解题 由第三段“DIY can also be dangerous.”,及所给的受伤害的事例数字可知答案为C。

  40. C 判断推理题 通读文章可知人们不能“DIY”的原因是“做了自己力所不能及的事情”。

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