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2017年职称英语理工类A级完形填空练精选习题(8)

  Animal's "Sixth Sense"

  A tsunami was triggered by an earthquake in the Indian Ocean in December, 2004.It killed tens of thousands of people in Asia and East Africa.Wild animals,____1____, seem to have escaped that terrible tsunami.This phenomenon adds weight to notions that1 they possess a "sixth sense" for____2____, experts said.

  Sri Lankan wildlife officials have said the giant waves that killed over 24,000 people along the Indian Ocean island's coast clearly____3____ wild beasts, with no dead animals found.

  "No elephants are dead, not____4____ a dead rabbit.I think animals can____5____ disaster.They have a sixth sense.They know when things are happening," H.D.Ratnayake, deputy director of Sri Lanka's Wildlife Department, said about one month after the tsunami attack.The____6____ washed floodwaters up to 2 miles inland at Yala National Park in the ravaged southeast, Sri Lanka’s biggest wildlife____7____ and home to hundreds of wild elephants and several leopards.

  "There has been a lot of____8____ evidence about dogs barking or birds migrating before volcanic eruptions or earthquakes.But it has not been proven," said Matthew van Lierop, an animal behavior____9____ at Johannesburg Zoo.

  "There have been no____10____ studies because you can't really test it in a lab or field setting2," he told Reuters.Other authorities concurred with this____11____ .

  "Wildlife seem to be able to pick up certain____12____ especially birds …… there are many reports of birds detecting impending disasters said Clive Walker, who has written several books on African wildlife.

  Animals____13____ rely on the known senses such as smell or hearing to avoid danger such as predators.

  The notion of an animal "sixth sense" ― or____14____ other mythical power ― is an enduring one3 which the evidence on Sri Larika's ravaged coast is likely to add to.

  The Romans saw owls____15____ omens of impending disaster and many ancient cultures viewed elephants as sacred animals endowed with special powers or attributes.

  注释:

  1.adds weight to notions that:更加相信

  2.field setting:field意为"实地,野外",setting意为"环境"。field setting可译为"野外环境"。

  3.enduring one:由来已久的信念。one指代在句首出现的notion.enduring意为"持久的,永久的"。

  练习:

  1.A therefore B however C although D whatever

  2.A shelters B foods C disasters D water

  3.A missed B protected C raised D caught

  4.A such B too C so D even

  5.A feel B see C hear D sense

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