Many people wrongly think that cities don't have farms and that fruits and vegetables are only grown in the country.Believe it or not, there are more and more urban farms popping up in cities all over the world.
Alexandra Sullivan, a food system researcher in New York City, studies urban agriculture.Urban agriculture is another name for farming and gardening in a city environment.Ms.Sullivan studies everything from tiny gardens in empty lots between buildings to bigger fields that have been planted and grown.According to Ms.Sullivan, “Urban agriculture has existed since cities have, across the world.”
The number of humans living in urban areas, or cities, is increasing.The amount of people who want to garden in urban areas is also rising.Ms.Sullivan says, “In small gardens, on rooftops and indoors, they grow fruits, vegetables, grains, and herbs, and raise animals to produce milk, eggs, honey, and meat.They use these foods as supplements to food produced by rural agriculture.” Even though some people who live in urban areas grow crops, urban residents still need to rely on food grown in rural areas.This is because a city doesn't have enough space to grow enough food for everyone living in it.
In New York City, urban farmers have come up with many different ways to grow their own produce, even though there isn't a lot of room.For example, Brooklyn Grange is a farming operation that has two rooftop vegetable farms in New York City.All together, the farms are made up of 2.5 acres of rooftop space.This makes Brooklyn Grange one of the largest rooftop farming operations in the world.
Brooklyn Grange grows all kinds of things.The farming company sells its vegetables to local residents and restaurants.And because the farms are on rooftops, they are specially adapted to their urban location.They use available space that is not needed for anything else.As more urban farmers find ways to grow food in cities, urban residents will be better able to get fresher materials for their meals.
1.Which of the following is Ms.Sullivan's opinion according to the text?
A.The number of people living in cities is increasing slowly.
B.Urban residents still rely on food grown in rural areas completely.
C.Urban agriculture has a history as long as cities.
D.Urban agriculture can provide huge income.
解析：选C 细节理解题。根据第二段最后一句“According to Ms.Sullivan, ‘Urban agriculture has existed since cities have, across the world.’”可知，Sullivan女士认为都市农业拥有与城市一样长的历史，故选C。
2.What does the underlined word “they” in Paragraph 3 refer to?
3.What can we learn about Brooklyn Grange in New York City from the text?
A.It has large farming areas.
B.It can only grow single products.
C.It produces enough food for citizens.
D.It makes use of rooftop space to grow vegetables.
解析：选D 细节理解题。根据第四段第二句“For example, Brooklyn Grange is a farming operation that has two rooftop vegetable farms in New York City.”可知，Brooklyn Grange利用屋顶上的空间种植蔬菜，故选D。
4.What may be the best title for the text?
A.Farms in Cities
B.Future Food System
C.Food Grown in Cities
D.Agriculture of New York City
On June 23, 1970, I had just left the Army after completing my oneyear duty in Vietnam. I was on __1__returning home in Texas. I had been warned about the __2__of our fellow countrymen. There was no __3__ welcome for us when we came home from that unpopular war.
I sat, in uniform, in a window seat，__4__eye contact with my fellow passengers. No one was sitting next to me, which added to my __5__. A little girl suddenly appeared in the passage. She __6__ and, without saying a word，__7__handed me a magazine. I accepted her __8__， her quiet “welcome home.” All I could say was, “Thank you.” Her small gesture of __9__was the first I had experienced in a long time.
I always believe in the connection between __10__ when they reach out to one another.
That girl __11__ has no memory of what happened years ago. She might have been told to do that by her mother. It doesn't __12__ why she gave me the magazine. The __13__ thing is what she did.
Since then, I have followed her example and tried in different ways for different people, to do the __14__ for them. Like me on that plane ride long ago, they will __15__ know why a stranger gave a hand. But I absolutely know that my __16__ since then are all because of that little girl. Her kindness of offering a magazine to a __17__， scared and lonely soldier has been __18__ throughout my life. I have to believe that my small __19__ have the same effect on others. And to that little girl, now a __20__， I would like to say again: thank you.
解析：选C 根据常识可知从越南回到美国的Texas应该会坐飞机(plane)。下文“on that plane”亦是提示。
解析：选C 根据下句“when we came home from that unpopular war”可知，“我”曾被警告过我们同胞的不友好(unfriendliness)。
解析：选A 根据“when we came home from that unpopular war”可知，家乡(hometown)不欢迎我们。
解析：选B 没人坐在作者身边，更加增加了作者的孤独(loneliness)。下文“lonely soldier”亦是提示。
解析：选B 根据上文“No one was sitting next to me”可知，作者长时间没有体会过别人的这份体恤和同情(sympathy)。
解析：选C 她给“我”杂志的原因并不重要。it doesn't matter ...意为“……没有关系/不太重要”。
解析：选A 从那时起，“我”以她为榜样，以不同的方式对待不同的人，像那个女孩一样对待他们，do the same这里指的是像女孩一样对身边的人友好。
Yu Rong, a Chinese artist, thinks of a new way to introduce __1__ ancient story of Hua Mulan in her picture book. In the book, I Am Hua Mulan, she tells the story by __2__ (combine) papercutting with international artistic styles. She places Shaanxi papercuts over westernstyle pencil sketches (素描) __3__ (create) a typical presentation of Chinese elements (元素), which turns out to be a __4__ (success) and impressive breakthrough.
Hua Mulan, __5__ story has been told by generations in China, is a fighter from the Northern Wei Dynasty (386-534). As a devoted daughter, she dressed herself as a man to serve in the army __6__ place of her father. Mulan's characteristics, such as courage, kindness and a disinterested attitude toward fame and fortune, made __7__ (she) one of the most respected historical Chinese heroines. Mulan's story has been adapted __8__ ( frequent) in modern media, including TV shows, video games and literature. For example, in 1998, Disney produced a film named Mulan, which __9___ (consider) a great success by critics and the public.
To better tell the story, Yu Rong takes inspiration from her several __10__ (visit) to sites of ancient battles and Henan Province's Yuju Opera. After years of preparation she finally makes this extraordinary work.
3.to create 考查非谓语动词。此处需用动词不定式表示目的，她把陕西剪纸放在西式素描上是为了创造出有典型中国元素的一种画作呈现形式，故填to create。
6.in 考查介词。in place of是固定短语，意为“替代”，故填in。
9.was considered 考查动词的时态和语态。which指代a film，与consider之间为被动关系，再结合时间状语“in 1998”可知用一般过去时的被动语态，故填was considered。