北京市英語中考模擬試題專項閱讀理解C篇大全含.doc

北京市英語中考模擬試題專項閱讀理解C篇大全含.doc

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2015年北京市英語中考模擬試題專項閱讀理解C篇匯編 一、北京市旭日區 2015中考一模 C ElevenandTwelve Wheredidthatnumbercomefrom? ThereasonbehindthechangeinnumbernamingisthatelevencomesfromtheGermanterm ainlif , which translates to “one left ”. Twelve follows the same rule. It comes from twalif —“twoleft ”.Why teen isusedinsteadof lif for13through19?Thereissomething sadlylostinhistory. 911forUSEmergency( 搶救)Calls Early phonesdidn’t usephonenumbers—the operator hadtoconnect your call byhand—and this led tothe needfor anemergencycode(信號). But later phonenumbersbecamepopular, that changed.In1967, 911waschosenasthe nationwide emergencycall becauseit waseasytoremember andcouldbequicklydialed( 撥)onthephone. MilesinaMarathon( 馬拉松) ThestorybeganwithanancientGreeksoldierca rryingmessagefromabattlefield( 戰場) inMarathontoAthens.ThemodernmarathonwasbornasaflagshipeventinthefirstOlympic Games,in1896,withadistance( 距離)ofabout25miles(40km),aslongasthedistancefrom MarathontoAthens.Butraceorganizersforthe1908OlympicGamesinLondonwantedtoadd something special. Therace beganatWindsorCastle andendedat White City Stadium, with runners finishingonlyafterpassingtheroyal( 皇室的)box.Thedistancewas miles(42.1km).And since1924thisdistancehasbeenkeptinmarathon. 28DaysinFebruary BeforeusingtheGregoriancalendarthatweusetoday,oneofthefirstRomancalendars hadonly304daysandtenmonths(MarchthroughDecember),withsixmonthsof30daysandfour of31days.ThesecondkingofRomeimprovedtheoldcalendar.Headded50daysforJanuary andFebruary.Tomakethenewmonthslonger,hetookonedayfromeachofthe30-daymonths, making56daystodivide betweenJanuary andFebruary(or 28dayseach).Later Januarywasgiven onemoredayto addupto 355daysayear, but February still had28days. That’s howit became theshortestmonthanditstayedthatwayeversince. 48.Whichlanguagedoelevenandtwelvecomefrom? A.English. B.German. C.French. D.Russian. 49.Whenwasthenumber911chosenforUSemergencycalls? A.In1896. B.In1908. C.In1924. D.In1967. ThemarathondistancewasmadelongeratLondonOlympicGamesbecause______.A.theBritish

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