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    President Obama signed a legislation to provide twenty-six billion dollars to the States for education and healthcare.The measures include ten billion dollars for education and sixteen billion for Medicaid, the jointstate-federal government medical program for the poor.The legislation will help one hundred and sixty thousand teachers and one hundred and fifty thousand police and public service workers keep their jobs.Thus,
the measures are good news for them.
    The House of Representatives has approved the bill.House members had already begun a six-week holiday when the Senate approved the measure last week.Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, took the rare step of calling House lawmakers back to Washington to vote on the bill and send it to President Obama without delay.It is obvious that the House of Representatives are also very concerned with the progress.
    President Obama has stressed the importance of education for all Americans.He said this is necessary for the "country to compete among some of the world's fastest growing economies.In a speech given at the University of Texas, the president talked about the decrease in college graduation rates in the United States.
    "In a single generation, we've fallen from first place to twelfth place in college graduation rates for young adults.That is unacceptable, but it is not irreversible.We can retake the lead. President Obama said educational success and economic well-being are linked, especially in a world economy driven by information and technology,His goal is to increase the percentage of college graduates from forty percent to sixty percent by the year 2020.The president said the federal government has already reformed the student loan system and increased tax credits for families struggling to pay college education costs.It is hoped that those measures would be effective.
Democrats in Congress say spending for the new bill will not add to the federal budget deficit.But some Republican lawmakers criticized the measure.House Republican leader John Boehner dismissed the emergency jobs measure as more wasteful spending aimed at pleasing the Democrats' traditional union allies.
    "The American people are screaming at the top of their lungs, ' Stop! ' And Washington continues to spend, spend, spend."
   Hours before the vote, President Obama told reporters at the White House that education and the safety of communities should not be a political party issue."Those interests are widely shared throughout this country.A challenge that affects parents, children and citizens in almost every community in America should not be a Democratic problem or a Republican problem.It is an American problem.

1.[单选题]What does the word "irreversible" in Line 5, Para.3 mean?
  • A.Impossible.
  • B.Irregular.
  • C.Unchangeable.
  • D.Irrational.
  • 解题思路:词汇题。联系上下文,上文说这一结果让人无法接受,下文说我们可以重新夺回领头羊位置,因此可推断所述情况应该不是不可改变的。另外,也可根据构词法判断,reverse有“逆转”的意思,ir是否定前缀。
2.[单选题]Which of the following would NOT benefit from the new legislation?
  • A.Teachers.
  • B.Policemen.
  • C.Public service workers.
  • D.Doctors.
  • 解题思路:推理题。根据题干锁定文章第一段。文中讲该法案将帮助l6万教师和l5万警察和公务人员保住工作,由此可推断除了医生、教师、警察、公务人员都将因新法案受益。
3.[单选题]What were the members of the House of Representatives doing when the Senate approved the measures?
  • A.They were trying to prevent the measures to be effected.
  • B.They were on holidays.
  • C.They were having an argument with the Senate members.
  • D.Not mentioned.
  • 解题思路:细节题。根据题干锁定第二段,上周参议院通过该法案时,众议院议员已经开始了为期六周的夏季休会期。
4.[单选题]What are the attitudes of some Republican lawmakers towards the measures?
  • A.They think the measures are a waste of money.
  • B.They think the measures are good to the development of economy.
  • C.They think the measures are good to raise college graduation rates.
  • D.They think the measures would not be effective.
  • 解题思路:态度题。根据题于锁定第五段。众议院共和党领袖约翰·博纳驳斥这项紧急就业措施是一项更浪费的支出,其目的是取悦民主党传统盟友。
5.[单选题]Which of the following has been done by the federal government to raise college graduation rates?
  • A.Reforming the student loan system.
  • B.Decreasing taxes.
  • C.Increasing taxes.
  • D.Increasing financial input.
  • 解题思路:细节题。根据题干锁定第四段。联邦政府已对学生贷款体系进行了改革。同时对支付学费有困难的家庭加大了税收抵免。
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  • 参考答案:C,D,B,A,A
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