关注微信领¥50

百门课程¥0元


50万+已关注

托福阅读真题100篇原文+题目(六十九)

2018-04-17 11:20:48来源:网络

  提升阅读速度,掌握做题技巧,是拿到托福阅读高分必须要突破的两个方面,那么具体的托福备考的过程中,大家应该运用哪些资料来备考呢?新东方在线托福网为大家带来了托福阅读真题100篇,供大家练习。

【点击查看托福阅读真题100篇原文+题目汇总】

  PASSAGE 69

  Newspaper publishers in the United States have long been enthusiastic users and distributors of weather maps. Although some newspapers that had carried the United States Weather Bureau's national weather map in 1912 dropped it once the novelty had passed, many continued to print the daily weather chart provided by their local forecasting office. In the 1930's, when interest in aviation and progress in air-mass analysis made weather patterns more newsworthy, additional newspapers started or resumed the daily weather map. In 1935, The Associated Press (AP) news service inaugurated its WirePhoto network and offered subscribing newspapers morning and afternoon weather maps redrafted by the AP's Washington, B.C., office from charts provided by the government agency. Another news service, United Press International (UPI), developed a competing Photowire network and also provided timely weather maps for both morning and afternoon newspapers. After the United States government launched a series of weather satellites in 1966, both the AP and UPI offered cloud-cover photos obtained from the Weather Bureau.

  In the late 1970's and early 1980's, the weather map became an essential ingredient in the redesign of the American newspaper. News publishers, threatened by increased competition from television for readers' attention, sought to package the news more conveniently and attractively. In 1982, many publishers felt threatened by the new USA Today, a national daily newspaper that used a page-wide, full-color weather map as its key design element. That the weather map in USA Today did not include information about weather fronts and pressures attests to the largely symbolic role it played. Nonetheless, competing local and metropolitan newspapers responded in a variety of ways. Most substituted full-color temperature maps for the standard weather maps, while others dropped the comparatively drab satellite photos or added regional forecast maps with pictorial symbols to indicate rainy, snowy, cloudy, or clear conditions. A few newspapers, notably The New York Times, adopted a highly informative yet less visually prominent weather map that was specially designed to explain an important recent or imminent weather event. Ironically, a newspaper's richest, most instructive weather maps often are comparatively small and inconspicuous.

  1. What does the passage mainly discuss?

  (A) The differences between government and newspaper weather forecasting in the United

  States.

  (B) The history of publishing weather maps in United States newspapers

  (C) A comparison of regional and national weather reporting in the United States.

  (D) Information that forms the basis for weather forecasting in the United States

  2. The word resumed in line 7 is closest in meaning to

精彩内容第二页继续......

为你特别匹配的托福超值课程,快速提分先人一步!
  • 新东方托福1月公益课(第1期)

    新东方托福1月公益课(第1期)

    特点1天1节公益课,给2019来点托福备考新鲜货!

    课时:10小时

    查看详情
  • 【活动价】新东方托福名师在线一对一(体验课)

    【活动价】新东方托福名师在线一对一(体验课)

    适合人群:想体验新东方在线致赢托福1对1辅导冲分课程的同学

    体验课时:30分钟

    查看详情
  • 大学生旗舰直达班 (冲110分)

    【知心托福】大学生旗舰直达班 (冲110分)

    适合人群:托福目标分数110分!

    课时:343

    查看详情
  • 大学生旗舰直达班 (冲100分)

    【知心托福】大学生旗舰直达班 (冲110分)

    适合人群:托福目标分数100分!

    课时:331

    查看详情
  • 大学生旗舰直达班 (冲90分)

    【知心托福】大学生旗舰直达班 (冲90分)

    适合人群:托福目标分数90分!

    课时:310

    查看详情
全部课程>>
单项突破
直播课堂

更多托福课程
新东方25年教学经验沉淀
托福考生必修课
托福考生,高效提分,安心之选

查看详情>>
更多>>
更多课程>>
更多>>
更多内容
更多>>
更多公开课>>
更多>>
更多课程>>