2016年10月22日 雅思阅读考题回忆

Passage One


题目:food desert


文章主旨:文章介绍志愿者对food desert的研究,绘制地图收集信息,以及一些researchers 对此的看法


1.      Differenttypes

2.      Policies

3.      Government

4.      Price

5.      No enough :land

6.      Competition



7.      G

8.      F

9.      B

10.   E

11.   I

12.   C

13.   D

Passage Two



题目:An ancient city- Titris Hoyuk


文章主旨:本文主要介绍了Titris Hoyuk 的城市规划以及建筑特点


center  : courtyard

oval basin to wash

sheep’s wool




6. F

7. F

8. NG



11. T





Thanks to modern remote-sensing  techniques, a ruined city in Turkey is slowly revealing itself as one of the  greatest and most mysterious cities of the ancient world. Sally Palmer  uncovers more.


The low granite mountain, known  as Kerkencs Dag. juts from the northern edge of the C'appadocian plain in  Turkey. Sprawled over the mountainside are the rums of an enormous city,  contained by crumbling defensive walls seven kilometers long. Many respected  archaeologists believe these are the remains of the fabled city of Plena, the  sixth-century BC stronghold of the Mcdes that the Greek historian Herodotus  described in his famous work The Histories. The short-lived city came under  Median control and only fifty years later was sacked. burned and its strong  stone walls destroyed.


British archeologist Dr Geoffrey  Summer* has spent ten years studying the site. Excavating the ruins is a  challenge because of the vast area they cover. The 7 km perimeter walls run  around a site covering 271 hectares. Dr Summers quickly realised it would  take far too long to excavate the site using traditional techniques alone. So  he decided to use modem technology as well to map the entire site, both above  and beneath the surface, to locate the most interesting areas and priorities  to start digging.


In 1993. Dr Summers hired a  special hand held balloon with a remote-controlled camera attached. He walked  over the entire site holding the balloon and taking photos. Then one  afternoon, he rented a hot-air balloon and floated over the site, taking yet  more pictures By the end of the 1994 season. Dr Summers and his team had a  jigsaw of aerial photographs of the whole site. The next stage was to u&c  remote sensing, which would let them work out what lay below the intriguing  outlines and ruined walls. "Archaeology is a discipline that lends  itself very well to remote sensing because it revolves around space,"  says Scott Brantmg. an associated director of the project, lie started  working with Dr Summers in 1995.


The project used two remote sensing  techniques. The first is magnetometry which works on the principle thai  magnetic fields al the surface of the Earth are influenced by what it buried  beneath. It measures localised variations in the direction and intensity of  this magnetic field. "The Earth's magnetic field can vary from place to  placc, depending on what happened there in the past." says Branting.  "if something containing iron oxide was heavily burnt, by natural or  human actions, the iron particles in it can be permanently reoriented, like a  compass needle, to align with the Earth's magnetic field present at that  point in time and space." The magnetometer detects differences in the  orientations and intensities of these iron particles from the present-day  magnetic field and uses them to produce an image of what lies below ground.


Kerienes Dag lends itself  particularly well to magnctomctry because it was all burnt at once in a  savage fire. In places the heat was sufficient to turn sandstone to glass and  to melt granite. The fire was so hot that there were strong magnetic  signanires set to the Earth's magnetic field from the time - around 547 BC -  resulting in extremely clear pictures. Furthermore, the city was never  rebuilt, "if you have multiple layers confusing picture, because you  have different walls from different periods giving signatures that all go in  different directions," says Branting. "We only have one going down  about 1.5 meters, so we can get a good picture of this fairly short-lived  city ."


The other main sub-surface  mapping technique, which is still being used at the site, is

resistivity. This technique  measures the way electrical pulses arc conducted through sub- surface soil.  It's done by shooting pulses into the ground through a thin metal probe.  Different materials have different electrical conductivity. For example,  stone and mudbnek arc poor conductors, but looser, damp soil conducts very  well. By walking around the site and taking about four readings per metre, it  is possible to get a detailed idea of what is where beneath the surface. The  teams then build up picnires of walls, hearths and other remains. "It  helps a lot if it has rained, because the electrical pulse can get through  more easily," says Branting. "Then if something is more resistant,  it really shows up." This is one of the reasons that the project has a  spring season, when most of the resistivity work is done. Unfortunately  testing resistivity is a lot slower than magnetometry. "If we did (r the  whole site it would take about 100 years," says Branting. Consequently, the  team is concentrating on areas where they want to clarify pictures from the  magnetometry.


Remote sensing does not reveal everything about Kerkenes Dag. but it  shows the most interesting sub-surface areas of the site. The archaeologists  can then excavate these using traditional techniques. One surprise came when  they dug out one of the fates in the defensive walls. "Our observations  in early seasons led us to assume that wall, such as would be found at most  other cities in the Ancient Near East," says Dr Summers. "When we  started to excavate we were staggered to discover that the walls were made  entirely from stone and that the gate would have stood at least ten metres  high. After ten years of study, Pteria is gradually giving up its  secrets."

Passage Three



题目:Skink in New Zealand




1. G

2. H

3. B

4. C

5. D


6. Y

7. N

8. NG

9. Y







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