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公共英语三级阅读理解(十三)

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An embarrassing experience

  It was the small hours of the morning when we reached London Airport. I had cabled Lond trom Amsterdam, and there was a hired car to meet, but there was one more unfortunate happening before I reached my fiat. In all my travels I have never, but for that once, been required by the British customs to open a single bag or to do more than state that I carried no goods liable to duty. I was, of course, my fault; the extreme tiredness and nervous tension of the journey had destroyed my

  diplomacy. I was, for whichever reason, so fired that I could hardly stand, and to the question, "have you read this?" I replied with extreme foolishness, "Yes, hundreds of times. "

  "And you have nothing to declare?"

  "Nothing. "

  "How long have you been out of this country?"

  "About three months. "

  "And during that time you have acquired nothing?"

  "Nothing but what is on the list I have given you. "

  He seemed momentarily at a loss, but then he attacked. The attack, when it came, was utterly unexpected.

  "Where did you get that watch?"

  I could have kicked myself. Two days ago, when playing water games with a friend in the bath, I had forgotten to take off my ROLEX OYSTER, and it had, not unnaturally, stopped. I had gone into the market and bought, for twelve shillings and six pence, an ugly time piece that made a strange noise. It had stopped twice, without any reason, during the journey.

  I explained, but I had already lost face. I produced my own watch from a pocket, and added that I should be grateful if he would confiscate the replacement.

  "It is not a question of confiscation," he said, "there is a fine for failing to declare dutiable goods. And now may I please examine that Rolex?"

  It took another quarter of an hour to persuade him that the Rolex was not contraband; then he began to search my luggage.

  26. When did the writer arrive at London airport?

  [A] In the early morning. [B] Late at night.

  [ C] At noon. [ D] Late in the morning.

  27. What can we conclude from the questions asked by the customs officer?

  [ A] He was just doing his duty by asking the passenger some usual questions.

  [ B ] He must have noticed the writer' s ugly watch.

  [ C ] He wanted to embarrass the writer.

  [ D] He must have noticed the writer's tiredness.

  28. What did the writer think of the watch he bought in the market?

  [ A] He was fond of the watch because it was a Rolex.

  [ B ] He found the watch useful though it was very cheap.

  [ C ] He didn't like the watch at all.

  [D] He was indifferent to the watch.

  29. What must have happened to the writer in the end?

  [ A] He must have spent a long time at the customs and must have been let go without any punishment.

  [ B ] He must have been given a fine as a punishment.

  [ C] His Rolex must have been confiscated.

  [ D ]His cheap watch must have been confiscated.

  30. What do you think is the tone of the story?

  [ A] Humorous. [ B] Sarcastic.

  [ C 1 Solemn. [ D ] Matter-of-fact.

参考译文

  一次尴尬的经历

  当我们到达伦敦机场的时候还是凌晨,我已经从阿姆斯特丹往伦敦过电报了,预租了一辆车等我们,但是在我到达公寓之前又发生了一倒霉的事。在我所有的旅行经历中,英国海关从来没有要求过我打开一个包,而且仅仅需要申明我没有携带需交关税的商品,只有这一次外。当然,这是我的错,旅途的极度疲劳和神经紧张已经使我与人交的能力衰退了。不管出于什么原因,我太累了,累得几乎站不稳。对于关人员提出的问题,“你看过这个吗?”我极度愚蠢地回答:“看过几百了。”

  “你没有什么要申报的吗?” “没有。”

  “你离开这个国家多久了?” “大概3个月了。”

  “在这段时间里你什么也没购置吗?”

  “除了我给你的清单上的东西什么也没有。”

  他似乎有片刻的疑惑,但是过后他发起进攻了,当进攻发起的时候,完全出乎我的意料的。

  “那块手表从哪来的?”

  我懊恼极了,两天前和朋友在浴室打水仗的时候,我忘记把我的劳士伊司特表摘下来了,它就很自然地停了,我去一家商店花l2先令6士买了这块丑陋的表,它还发出很奇怪的声音。在旅程中它莫名其妙停了两次。

  我解释了但是我已经丢了面子,我从口袋里拿出自己的手表给他,并且补充说如果他没收那件替代品我会很感激。

  “这不是没收的问题O”他说,“不申报关税商品要罚款,现在可以把块劳力士给我检查吗?”

  我又花了l5分钟说服他这块劳力士不是走私品,然后他开始搜查的行李。

  答案及解析

  26.A【解析】细节题。文章第一句话说“It was the small hours of themorning when we arrived at London Airport.”,这里的“smallhours”意思是“凌晨”,可知作者是在凌晨到达。故选A。

  27.B【解析】推理题。海关官员问作者的表是从哪来的,而且是非常突然地发问,可推测他已经注意到那块表了。故选B。

  28.C 【解析】推理题。从作者描述这块手表时所用的语言,如“ugly”“made a strange noise”可以看出作者并不喜欢这块表。

  29.B【解析】推理题。从海关官员说“这不是没收的问题,不申报关税要罚款”可见作者最后被罚款。fine有“罚款”的意思。

  30.A【解析】推理题。作者在文中用了很多对话,说明语气是轻松的,且从作者叙述的方式可以看出写作手法很幽默。故选A。

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