You can tell a lot about a man by how he treats his dogs.
For many years, I enjoyed living with my dogs, Tilly and Chance. Their 1 was nearly enough to keep my loneliness at bay. Nearly. Last year, I started dating, but with 2 . When I first dated Steve, I 3 he had a dog, Molly, and a cat, Flora. While I was 4 that he was an animal lover, I 5 that three dogs were perhaps too many, and my dogs might attack 6 , the cat.
The next week we 7 our dogs together. It was a hot day. When we paused to catch our 8 , Steve got down on one knee. Was he proposing ( 求婚 )? I liked him too, but so 9 ? He poured water from a bottle into his hand and offered it to my dogs. 10 , I began to fall for him.
We 11 to date, though neither of us brought up the future. And then in late November, Tilly had an operation on her 12 . I took the dogs out four times a day, and I worried that Tilly 13 climbing the stairs could reopen the wound. Then Steve 14 his house. All worked 15 . The three dogs formed a pack that, with coaching, 16 Flora’s space; Steve and I formed a good team 17 for Tilly. We made good housemates.
A year later, much to my 18 , this man produced a little box with a ring and proposed to me. He did not kneel ( 跪 ) down, nor did I 19 him to. That’s only for giving 20 to the dogs that brought us together.
1 ． A ． ownership B ． membership C ． companionship D ． leadership
2 ． A ． reservations B ． expectations C ． confidence D ． prejudice
3 ． A ． feared B ． doubted C ． hoped D ． learned
4 ． A ． unsatisfied B ． amused C ． terrified D ． thrilled
5 ． A ． predicted B ． worried C ． regretted D ． insisted
6 ． A ． Flora B ． Chance C ． Molly D ． Tilly
7 ． A ． tied B ． walked C ． bathed D ． fed
8 ． A ． breath B ． balance C ． attention D ． imagination
9 ． A ． calm B ． sure C ． soon D ． real
10 ． A ． By the way B ． In that case C ． By all means D ． In that moment
11 ． A ． continued B ． decided C ． intended D ． pretended
12 ． A ． eye B ． tail C ． ear D ． leg
13 ． A ． secretly B ． constantly C ． eventually D ． unwillingly
14 ． A ． left B ． sold C ． suggested D ． searched
15 ． A ． late B ． hard C ． fine D ． free
16 ． A ． emptied B ． respected C ． occupied D ． discovered
17 ． A ． looking B ． caring C ． waiting D ． calling
18 ． A ． delight B ． credit C ． interest D ． disadvantage
19 ． A ． beg B ． trust C ． need D ． aid
20 ． A ． toys B ． awards C ． food D ． water
C 2 ． A 3 ． D 4 ． D 5 ． B 6 ． A 7 ． B 8 ． A 9 ． C 10 ． D 11 ． A 12 ． D 13 ． B 14 ． C 15 ． C 16 ． B 17 ． B 18 ． A 19 ． C 20 ． D
1 ．考查名词词义辨析。句意：它们的陪伴几乎足以让我远离孤独。 A. ownership 所有权； B. membership 会员； C. companionship 陪伴； D. leadership 领导。根据 “keep my loneliness at bay” 可知，此处是指它们的陪伴。故选 C 。
2 ．考查名词词义辨析。句意：去年，我开始约会，但有所保留。 A. reservations 保留； B. expectations 期望； C. confidence 信心； D. prejudice 偏见。根据后文 “three dogs were perhaps too many”( 三条狗可能太多了 ) 可知，此处是指 “ 我 ” 一开始有所顾忌和保留。故选 A 。
3 ．考查动词词义辨析。句意：当我第一次和史蒂夫约会时，我得知他有一条名叫 Molly 的狗和一只名叫 Flora 的猫。 A. feared 恐惧； B. doubted 怀疑； C. hoped 希望； D. learned 了解到。根据 “he had a dog, Molly, and a cat, Flora” 可知，此处是指了解到这一情况。故选 D 。
4 ．考查形容词词义辨析。句意：虽然我很高兴他是一个动物爱好者，但我担心三条狗可能太多了，我的狗可能会攻击猫 Flora 。 A. unsatisfied 不满意的； B. amused 愉快的； C. terrified 害怕的； D. thrilled 非常开心的。根据前文 “For many years, I enjoyed living with my dogs, Tilly and Chance.”( 多年来，我喜欢和我的狗 —— 蒂莉和吉斯 —— 一起生活。 ) 可知， “ 我 ” 很高兴他是一个动物爱好者。故选 D 。
5 ．考查动词词义辨析。句意：虽然我很高兴他是一个动物爱好者，但我担心三条狗可能太多了，我的狗可能会攻击猫 Flora 。 A. predicted 预测； B. worried 担心； C. regretted 后悔； D. insisted 坚持。根据 “three dogs were perhaps too many, and my dogs might attack” 可知，此处是指 “ 我 ” 很担心。故选 B 。
6 ．考查名词词义辨析。句意：虽然我很高兴他是一个动物爱好者，但我担心三条狗可能太多了，我的狗可能会攻击猫 Flora 。 A. Flora 弗洛拉； B. Chance 查恩斯； C. Molly 莫莉； D. Tilly 蒂莉。根据前文 “he had a dog, Molly, and a cat, Flora” 可知，此处是指担心 “ 我 ” 的狗攻击史蒂夫的猫 Flora 。故选 A 。
7 ．考查动词词义辨析。句意：第二周，我们一起遛狗。 A. tied 系； B. walked 牵着（动物）走； C. bathed 沐浴； D. fed 喂养。根据后文 “When we paused” 可知，此处是指一起遛狗。故选 B 。
8 ．考查名词词义辨析。句意：当我们停下来休息时，史蒂夫单膝跪下。 A. breath 呼吸； B. balance 平衡； C. attention 注意力； D. imagination 想象。根据 “Steve got down on one knee” 可知，此处是指停下来休息。 故选 A 。
9 ．考查形容词词义辨析。句意：我也喜欢他，但这么快？ A. calm 冷静的； B. sure 确定的； C. soon 很快的； D real 真正的。根据前文 “Was he proposing ( 求婚 )?”( 他是在求婚吗？ ) 可知，此处是指约会的第二周就求婚太快了。故选 C 。
10 ．考查介词短语辨析。句意：就在那一刻，我开始爱上他。 A. By the way 顺便说一句； B. In that case 那样的话； C. By all means 务必； D. In that moment 那一刻。根据前文 “He poured water from a bottle into his hand and offered it to my dogs.”( 他从瓶子里把水倒在手里，递给我的狗。 ) 可知，此处是指就在那一刻 “ 我 ” 开始爱上他。故选 D 。
11 ．考查动词词义辨析。句意：我们继续约会，虽然我们都没有提到未来。 A. continued 继续； B. decided 决定； C. intended 打算； D. pretended 假装。根据 “though neither of us brought up the future” 可知，此处是指 “ 我 ” 们继续约会。故选 A 。
12 ．考查名词词义辨析。句意： 11 月下旬， Tilly 的腿做了一次手术。 A. eye 眼睛； B. tail 尾巴； C. ear 耳朵； D. leg 腿。根据后文 “climbing the stairs could reopen the wound”( 爬楼梯会让伤口重新裂开 ) 可知，此处是指 Tilly 的腿做了一次手术。故选 D 。
13 ．考查副词词义辨析。句意：我一天带狗出去四次，我担心 Tilly 不断地爬楼梯会使伤口重新裂开。 A. secretly 秘密地； B. constantly 不断地； C. eventually 最终； D. unwillingly 不情愿地。根据前文 “I took the dogs out four times a day”( 我每天带狗出去四次 ) 可知，此处是指不断地爬楼梯。故选 B 。
14 ．考查动词词义辨析。句意：然后史蒂夫建议去他家。 A. left 离开； B. sold 卖； C. suggested 建议，推荐； D. searched 搜寻。根据后文 “We made good housemates.”( 我们成了很好的室友。 ) 可知，此处是指史蒂夫建议去他家。故选 C 。
15 ．考查形容词词义辨析。句意：一切都很好。 A. late 晚的； B. hard 困难的； C. fine 好的； D. free 自由的。根据后文 “We made good housemates.”( 我们成了很好的室友。 ) 可知，此处是指一切都很好。故选 C 。
16 ．考查动词词义辨析。句意：这三条狗组成了一个团队，在训练下，尊重 Flora 的空间；史蒂夫和我组成了一个照顾 Tilly 的好团队。 A. emptied 清空； B. respected 尊重； C. occupied 占据； D. discovered 发现。根据后文 “We made good housemates.”( 我们成了很好的室友。 ) 可知，此处是指狗狗们会尊重猫咪的空间。故选 B 。
17 ．考查动词词义辨析。句意：这三条狗组成了一个团队，在训练下，尊重 Flora 的空间；史蒂夫和我组成了一个照顾 Tilly 的好团队。 A. looking 看； B. caring 照顾； C. waiting 等待； D. calling 打电话。根据前文 “Tilly had an operation” 可知，此处是指史蒂夫和 “ 我 ” 一起照顾 Tilly 。故选 B 。
18 ．考查名词词义辨析。句意：一年后，令我非常高兴的是，这个男人拿出一个带戒指的小盒子向我求婚。 A. delight 高兴； B. credit 信用； C. interest 兴趣； D. disadvantage 缺点。根据 “this man produced a little box with a ring and proposed to me” 可知，此处是指 “ 我 ” 很高兴。故选 A 。
19 ．考查动词词义辨析。句意：他没有跪下，我也不需要他跪下。 A. beg 乞求； B. trust 信任； C. need 需要； D. aid 帮助。根据 nor 和 “He did not kneel ( 跪 ) down” 可知，此处是指 “ 我 ” 也不需要他跪下。故选 C 。
20 ．考查名词词义辨析。句意：正是给爱犬喝水的举动把我们带到一起。 A. toys 玩具； B. awards 奖励； C. food 食物； D. water 水。根据 “brought us together” 和前文 “He poured water from a bottle into his hand and offered it to my dogs.” 可知，此处是指给爱犬喝水的举动。故选 D 。
Theatres and Entertainment
St David’s Hall
St David’s Hall is the award winning National Concert Hall of Wales standing at the very heart of Cardiff’s entertainment centre. With an impressive 2,000-seat concert hall, St David’s Hall is home to the annual Welsh Proms Cardiff. It presents live entertainment, including pop, rock, folk, jazz, musicals, dance, world music, films and classical music.
The Hayes, Cardiff CF10 1AH
The Glee Club
Every weekend this is “Wales” premier comedy club where having a great time is the order for both audiences and comedy stars alike. It is hard to name a comedy star who hasn’t been on the stage here. If you are looking for the best comedies on tour and brilliant live music, you should start here.
Mermaid Quay, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff CF10 5BZ
Sherman Cymru’s theatre in the Cathays area of Cardiff reopened in February 2012. This special building is a place in which theatre is made and where children, artists, writers and anyone else have the opportunity ( 机会 ) to do creative things. Sherman Cymru is excited to present a packed programme of the very best theatre, dance, family shows and music from Wales and the rest of the world.
Senghennydd Road, Cardiff CF24 4YE
The New Theatre has been the home of quality drama, musicals, dance and children’s shows for more than 100 years. Presenting the best of the West End along with the pick of the UK’s touring shows, the New Theatre is Cardiff’s oldest surviving traditional theatre. Be sure to pay a visit as part of your stay in the city.
Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3LN
21 ． Where is the Welsh Proms Cardiff hosted?
A ． At the New Theatre. B ． At the Glee Club.
C ． At Sherman Cymru. D ． At St David’s Hall.
22 ． What can people do at the Glee Club?
A ． Watch musicals. B ． Enjoy comedies.
C ． See family shows. D ． Do creative things.
23 ． Which website can you visit to learn about Cardiff’s oldest surviving theatre?
A ． www.newtheatrecardiff.co.uk B ． www.shermancymru.co.uk
C ． www.glee.co.uk/cardiff D ． www.stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk
D 22 ． B 23 ． A
【导语】这是一篇应用文。文章主要介绍了 Cardiff 当地的一些剧院和娱乐场所。
21 ．细节理解题。根据 “St David’s Hall” 部分中的 “With an impressive 2,000-seat concert hall, St David’s Hall is home to the annual Welsh Proms Cardiff.”(With an impressive 2,000-seat concert hall, St David’s Hall is home to the annual Welsh Proms Cardiff.”( 圣大卫音乐厅拥有令人印象深刻的 2000 个座位的音乐厅，每年的卡迪夫威尔士逍遥音乐节都在这里举行。 ) 可知，卡迪夫威尔士逍遥音乐节在圣大卫音乐厅举行。故选 D 。
22 ．细节理解题。根据 “The Glee Club” 部分中的 “If you are looking for the best comedies on tour and brilliant live music, you should start here.”( 如果你正在寻找巡回演出中最好的喜剧和精彩的现场音乐，你应该从这里开始。 ) 可知，人们可以在欢乐合唱团欣赏喜剧。故选 B 。
23 ．细节理解题。根据 “New Theatre” 部分中的 “Presenting the best of the West End along with the pick of the UK’s touring shows, the New Theatre is Cardiff’s oldest surviving traditional theatre.”( 新剧院是加的夫现存最古老的传统剧院，它展示了西区的精华以及英国巡回演出的精选。 ) 和 “www.newtheatrecardiff.co.uk” 可知，可以登陆网页 “www.newtheatrecardiff.co.uk” 了解加的夫现存最古老的剧院。故选 A 。
Goffin’s cockatoos, a kind of small parrot native to Australasia, have been shown to have similar shape-recognition abilities to a human two-year-old. Though not known to use tools in the wild, the birds have proved skilful at tool use while kept in the cage. In a recent experiment, cockatoos were presented with a box with a nut inside it. The clear front of the box had a “keyhole” in a geometric shape, and the birds were given five differently shaped “keys” to choose from. Inserting the correct “key” would let out the nut.
In humans, babies can put a round shape in a round hole from around one year of age, but it will be another year before they are able to do the same with less symmetrical ( 对称的 ) shapes. This ability to recognize that a shape will need to be turned in a specific direction before it will fit is called an “allocentric frame of reference”. In the experiment, Goffin’s cockatoos were able to select the right tool for the job, in most cases, by visual recognition alone. Where trial-and-error was used, the cockatoos did better than monkeys in similar tests. This indicates that Goffin’s cockatoos do indeed possess an allocentric frame of reference when moving objects in space, similar to two-year-old babies.
The next step, according to the researchers, is to try and work out whether the cockatoos rely entirely on visual clues ( 线索 ), or also use a sense of touch in making their shape selections.
24 ． How did the cockatoos get the nut from the box in the experiment?
A ． By following instructions. B ． By using a tool.
C ． By turning the box around. D ． By removing the lid.
25 ． Which task can human one-year-olds most likely complete according to the text?
A ． Using a key to unlock a door. B ． Telling parrots from other birds.
C ． Putting a ball into a round hole. D ． Grouping toys of different shapes.
26 ． What does the follow-up test aim to find out about the cockatoos?
A ． How far they are able to see.
B ． How they track moving objects.
C ． Whether they are smarter than monkeys.
D ． Whether they use a sense of touch in the test.
27 ． Which can be a suitable title for the text?
A ． Cockatoos: Quick Error Checkers B ． Cockatoos: Independent Learners
C ． Cockatoos: Clever Signal-Readers D ． Cockatoos: Skillful Shape-Sorters
B 25 ． C 26 ． D 27 ． D
24 ．细节理解题。根据第一段 “Though not known to use tools in the wild, the birds have proved skilful at tool use while kept in the cage. ” （虽然人们不知道这些鸟在野外会使用工具，但事实证明，它们在关在笼子里时就能熟练地使用工具）根据第二段第三句 “In the experiment, Goffin’s cockatoos were able to select the right tool for the job, in most cases, by visual recognition alone. ”( 在实验中，戈芬的鹦鹉能够在大多数情况下仅通过视觉识别来选择合适的工具。 ) 可知，凤头鹦鹉在实验中用工具从盒子里取坚果。故选 B 。
25 ．细节理解题。根据第二段第一句 “In humans, babies can put a round shape in a round hole from around one year of age ”( 在人类身上，婴儿从一岁左右就可以把一个圆形的物品放进一个圆形的洞里 ) 可知，一岁儿童最有可能完成 “ 将一个球放进一个圆形的洞里 ” 的任务。故选 C 。
26 ．细节理解题。根据最后一段 “The next step, according to the researchers, is to try and work out whether the cockatoos rely entirely on visual clues, or also use a sense of touch in making their shape selections.”( 根据研究人员的说法，下一步是尝试弄清楚凤头鹦鹉是完全依靠视觉线索，还是也使用触觉来选择形状 ) 可知，后续测试的目的是了解凤头鹦鹉在测试中是否使用触觉。故选 D 。
27 ．主旨大意题。根据第一段 “Coffin’s cockatoos, a kind of small parrot native to Australasia, have been shown to have similar shape-recognition abilities to a human two-year-old. ”( 戈芬的凤头鹦鹉是一种原产于大洋洲的小鹦鹉，它的形状识别能力与两岁的人类相似 ) 可知，文章主要介绍了一种会识别形状的凤头鹦鹉。故选 D 。
As Ginni Bazlinton reached Antarctica, she found herself greeted by a group of little Gentoo penguins ( 企鹅 ) longing to say hello. These gentle, lovely gatekeepers welcomed her and kick-started what was to be a trip Ginni would never forget.
Ever since her childhood, Ginni, now 71, has had a deep love for travel. Throughout her career ( 职业 ) as a professional dancer, she toured in the UK, but always longed to explore further. When she retired from dancing and her sons eventually flew the nest, she decided it was time to take the plunge .
After taking a degree at Chichester University in Related Arts, Ginni began to travel the world, eventually getting work teaching English in Japan and Chile. And it was in Chile she discovered she could get last-minute cheap deals on ships going to Antarctica from the islands off Tierra del Fuego, the southernmost tip of the South American mainland. “I just decided I wanted to go,” she says. “I had no idea about what I’d find there and I wasn’t nervous, I just wanted to do it. And I wanted to do it alone as I always prefer it that way.”
In March 2008, Ginni boarded a ship with 48 passengers she’d never met before, to begin the journey towards Antarctica. “From seeing the wildlife to witnessing sunrises, the whole experience was amazing. Antarctica left an impression on me that no other place has,” Ginni says. “I remember the first time I saw a humpback whale; it just rose out of the water like some prehistoric creature and I thought it was smiling at us. You could still hear the operatic sounds it was making underwater.”
The realization that this is a precious land, to be respected by humans, was one of the biggest things that hit home to Ginni.
28 ． Which of the following best explains “take the plunge” underlined in paragraph 2?
A ． Try challenging things. B ． Take a degree.
C ． Bring back lost memories. D ． Stick to a promise.
29 ． What made Ginni decide on the trip to Antarctica?
A ． Lovely penguins. B ． Beautiful scenery.
C ． A discount fare. D ． A friend’s invitation.
30 ． What does Ginni think about Antarctica after the journey?
A ． It could be a home for her. B ． It should be easily accessible.
C ． It should be well preserved. D ． It needs to be fully introduced.
31 ． What is the text mainly about?
A ． A childhood dream. B ． An unforgettable experience.
C ． Sailing around the world. D ． Meeting animals in Antarctica.
A 29 ． C 30 ． C 31 ． B
【导语】这是一篇记叙文。文章主要介绍了 71 岁的 Ginni Bazlinton 从小就对旅行有着深深的热爱，渴望探险，不再跳舞和孩子们成家立业之后，她开始周游世界，并在 2008 年开始了前往南极洲的旅程。
28 ．词句猜测题。根据第三段第一句 “After taking a degree at Chichester University in Related Arts, Ginni began to travel the world, eventually getting work teaching English in Japan and Chile.( 在奇切斯特大学获得相关艺术学位后， Ginni 开始周游世界，最终在日本和智利找到了教英语的工作。 )” 可知，此处是指做有挑战性的事情，所以 take the plunge 意为 “ 尝试有挑战性的事情 ” 。故选 A 。
29 ．细节理解题。根据第三段中的 “And it was in Chile she discovered she could get last-minute cheap deals on ships going to Antarctica from the islands off Tiera del Fuego. ( 正是在智利，她发现自己可以在最后一刻买到从火地岛附近岛屿前往南极洲的廉价船票 )” 可知，是折扣的票价让 Ginni 决定去南极洲旅行的。故选 C 。
30 ．细节理解题。根据最后一段 “The realization that this is a precious land, to be respected by humans, was one of the biggest things that hit home to Ginni. ( 意识到这是一块宝贵的土地，应该受到人类的尊重，这是 Ginni 最深刻的感受之一 )” 可知，旅行结束后， Ginni 认为南极洲应该得到很好的保护。故选 C 。
31 ．主旨大意题。通读全文可知，文章主要讲述了 Ginni Bazlinton 去南极旅行的经历，再根据第一段 “These gentle lovely gatekeepers welcomed her and kick-started what was to be a trip Ginni would never forget. ( 这些温柔可爱的看门人欢迎了她，并开始了一次 Ginni 永远不会忘记的旅行 )” 和倒数第二段 Ginni Bazlinton 对南极之旅的评价可知，文章主要介绍了 Ginni Bazlinton 的南极洲之旅让她非常难忘。由此可知， An unforgettable experience. ( 一次难忘的经历 ) 能够概括文章主旨。故选 B 。
Sometime in the early 1960s, a significant thing happened in Sydney, Australia. The city discovered its harbor. Then, one after another, Sydney discovered lots of things that were just sort of there — broad parks, superb beaches, and a culturally diverse population. But it is the harbor that makes the city.
Andrew Reynolds, a cheerful fellow in his early 30s, pilots Sydney ferryboats for a living. I spent the whole morning shuttling back and forth across the harbor. After our third run Andrew shut down the engine, and we went our separate ways — he for a lunch break, I to explore the city.
“I’ll miss these old boats,” he said as we parted.
“How do you mean?” I asked.
“Oh, they’re replacing them with catamarans. Catamarans are faster, but they’re not so elegant, and they’re not fun to pilot. But that’s progress, I guess.”
Everywhere in Sydney these days, change and progress are the watchwords ( 口号 ), and traditions are increasingly rare. Shirley Fitzgerald, the city’s official historian, told me that in its rush to modernity in the 1970s, Sydney swept aside much of its past, including many of its finest buildings. “Sydney is confused about itself,” she said. “We can’t seem to make up our minds whether we want a modern city or a traditional one. It’s a conflict that we aren’t getting any better at resolving ( 解决 ).”
On the other hand, being young and old at the same time has its attractions. I considered this when I met a thoughtful young businessman named Anthony. “Many people say that we lack culture in this country,” he told me. “What people forget is that the Italians, when they came to Australia, brought 2000 years of their culture, the Greeks some 3000 years, and the Chinese more still. We’ve got a foundation built on ancient cultures but with a drive and dynamism of a young country. It’s a pretty hard combination to beat.”
He is right, but I can’t help wishing they would keep those old ferries.
32 ． What is the first paragraph mainly about?
A ． Sydney’s striking architecture. B ． The cultural diversity of Sydney.
C ． The key to Sydney’s development. D ． Sydney’s tourist attractions in the 1960s.
33 ． What can we learn about Andrew Reynolds?
A ． He goes to work by boat. B ． He looks forward to a new life.
C ． He pilots catamarans well. D ． He is attached to the old ferries.
34 ． What does Shirley Fitzgerald think of Sydney?
A ． It is losing its traditions. B ． It should speed up its progress.
C ． It should expand its population. D ． It is becoming more international.
35 ． Which statement will the author probably agree with?
A ． A city can be young and old at the same time.
B ． A city built on ancient cultures is more dynamic.
C ． Modernity is usually achieved at the cost of elegance.
D ． Compromise should be made between the local and the foreign.
C 33 ． D 34 ． A 35 ． A
【导语】这是一篇夹叙夹议文。文章介绍了悉尼城市发展中对于现代化和传统保护的困惑，并提出 “ 一座城市可以同时年轻和年老 ” 的观点。
32 ．主旨大意题。根据第一段 “Sometime in the early 1960s, a significant thing happened in Sydney, Australia. The city discovered its harbor. (20 世纪 60 年代初，澳大利亚悉尼发生了一件大事。这座城市发现了自己的港口。 )” 和最后一句 “But it is the harbor that makes the city.( 但正是港口造就了这座城市。 )” 可知，第一段主要是讲悉尼发展的关键。故选 C 。
33 ．细节理解题。根据第三段 ““I’ll miss these old boats,” he said as we parted.(“ 我会想念这些旧船的， ” 我们分手时他说。 )” 和第五段第二句 “Catamarans are faster, but they’re not so elegant, and they’re not fun to pilot.( 双体船更快，但它们不那么优雅，驾驶起来也不有趣。 )” 可知， Andrew Reynolds 喜欢那些旧渡船。故选 D 。
34 ．细节理解题。根据第六段第二句中的 “in its rush to modernity in the 1970s, Sydney swept aside much of its past, including many of its finest buildings( 在 20 世纪 70 年代奔向现代化的过程中，悉尼抛弃了许多过去的东西，包括许多最漂亮的建筑 )” 和第四句 “We can’t seem to make up our minds whether we want a modern city or a traditional one.( 我们似乎无法决定是要一个现代的城市还是一个传统的城市。 )” 可知， Shirley Fitzgerald 认为悉尼正在丢失传统。故选 A 。
35 ．细节理解题。根据倒数第二段第一句 “On the other hand, being young and old at the same time has its attractions.( 另一方面，同时年轻和年老也有它的吸引力。 )” 可知，作者会认同 “ 一座城市可以同时年轻和年老 ” 的观点。故选 A 。
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