閱讀測驗是很多考生畏懼的英文題型之一,其實閱題測驗的的解題並不難,因為外國人寫文章都愛用破題法,只要看第一段即可知道文章大概在講什麼內容。例如在此篇文章的第一段中,有提到“fast food” (速食)、 “infiltrate” (滲透)、“every nook and cranny”(到處),所以文章一定跟”速食無所不在”有關。


 

Over the last three decades, fast food has infiltrated every nook

 

and cranny of American society. An industry that began with a

 

handful of modest hot dog and hamburger stands in southern

 

California has spread to every corner of the nation, selling a broad

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range of foods wherever paying customers may be found. Fast food

 

is now served at restaurants and drive-throughs, at stadiums,

 

airports, zoos, high schools, elementary schools, and universities,

 

on cruise ships, trains, and airplanes, at K-Marts, Wal-Marts, gas

 

stations, and even at hospital cafeterias. In 1970, Americans spent

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about $6 billion on fast food; in 2001, they spent more than $110

 

billion. Americans now spend more money on fast food than on

 

higher education, personal computers, computer software, or new

 

cars. They spend more on fast food than on movies, books,

 

magazines, newspapers, videos, and recorded music-combined.

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Pull open the glass door, feel the rush of cool air, walk in, get on

 

line, study the backlit color photographs above the counter, place

 

your order, hand over a few dollars, watch teenagers in uniforms

 

pushing various buttons, and moments later take hold of a plastic

 

tray full of food wrapped in colored paper and cardboard. The whole

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experience of buying fast food has become so routine, so thoroughly

 

unexceptional and mundane, that it is now taken for granted, like

 

brushing your teeth or stopping for a red light. It has become a social

 

custom as American as a small, rectangular, hand-held, frozen, and

 

reheated apple pie.

(  ) 1. According to the passage, where did the fast food originate?

(A) K-marts and Wal-marts.   (B) Southern California.

(C) A corner in a house.    (D) A factory house.

(  ) 2. Which of the following locations is NOT included in the list where one can buy fast food?

(A) Educational institutes.       (B) Transportations.

(C) Supermarkets.              (D) Offices.

(  ) 3. The first sentence of the passage means that fast food is _____.

(A) everywhere in the U.S.A.

(B) as important as the country

(C) taken as medicine by the Americans

(D) highly respected in American society

( ) 4. Which of the following words is closest to mundane in meaning?

(A) Advanced.  (B) Contrary.  (C) Natural.  (D) Ordinary.

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