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2018年5月4日SAT阅读每日一练 备战5月SAT

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摘要:小站与你一起备战5月SAT考试。由SAT考试官方出品(SAT daily practice),每天一道权威SAT阅读练习题,在苦刷SAT真题之余,是保持备考状态并适当放松身心的绝佳调剂资料。众SATer可善用,本文为2018年5月4日SAT阅读每日一练,考察词义理解。

为广大SATer带来2018年5月4日的SAT阅读每日一练,考察语篇阅读中的词义理解,大家可以先直接针对选项做推测练习,之后再有针对性在文章出题处做快速阅读,再做推断,最后精读全文,积累文末列举的词汇。一题三用,岂不妙哉。祝5月SAT考试一战功成。

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5月4日SAT阅读每日一练题

At a time when partisanship seems to lead most every story in politics, it's worth highlighting as weeping bipartisan push that's lasted four decades.

Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama have allmade the same pledge to reduce our dependence on foreign oil. And yet at the end of eachadministration so far, imports have been higher than before.

The pledge seems to have meant little—until now. By the time President Obama leaves office, oil imports will be lower and this trend will continue. And to be fair, it's not all thanks to Obama.

Decreased dependence on foreign oil is the cumulative result of many events that set the stage for natural gas. Government policies since the 1970s funded advances in horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing (already available since the 1930s and 1950s respectively). Later, high gas prices provided market incentives to locate new wells on private lands utilizingthese technologies. Most recently, the Energy Policy Act of 2005 excluded hydraulic fracturing from underground injection regulations. It's a rare instance in which markets, government, and technology worked together with a common goal. And succeeded.

As a result, the energy transition is now in play, but most people haven't noticed yet. In fact, Dr. Michael Webber, Deputy Director of the Energy Institute at The University of Texas atAustin, predicts natural gas will overtake petroleum as the dominant energy source in theU.S. within 10-20 years. Perhaps when this occurs and we finally achieve that famous political pledge to "reduce dependence on foreign oil," more Americans will recognize the significanceof what's taking place.

What does the underlined word "overtake" mean?

划线单词的意思是以下哪一项

A.chase

B.come upon

C.reach

D.pass by

答案:D

解析:

Choice D is the best answer. In this context, "overtake" most nearly means "pass by." Michael Webber's prediction that "natural gas will overtake petroleum as the dominant energy source" means that he thinks natural gas usage will actually pass by petroleum usage, or that natural gas will be used more than petroleum.

5月4日SAT阅读每日一练推荐词汇

rare[rɛə]adj. 稀罕的,稀薄的,罕见的,珍贵的

cumulative['kju:mjulətiv]adj. 累积的,附加的

dependence[di'pendəns]n. 依赖,信赖,上瘾

dominant['dɔminənt]adj. 占优势的,主导的,显性的 n. 主宰

achieve[ə'tʃi:v]v. 完成,达到,实现

locate[ləu'keit]vt. 把 ... 设置在,使坐落于,找出

horizontal[.hɔri'zɔntl]adj. 水平的,横的 n. 水平线,水平面

haven['heivn]n. 港口,避难所,安息所 v. 安置 ... 于港中,

transition[træn'ziʃən]n. 过渡,转变

director[di'rektə, dai'rektə]n. 董事,经理,主管,指导者,导演

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