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2014高考英语第二轮查漏补缺专题集训(25)科普知识型阅读理解(基础+提升,含详解)

专题限时训练(二十五) [科普知识型阅读理解(一)] (限时:25 分钟) (一) It's a common belief that over time, pet owners start to look like their animals, and vice versa. Now comes the terrifying news that cats look up to their owners as role models and copy their behaviour. Next time you reach for your fridge, think twice. If your kitty is watching, she is likely to overeat as well. What is your cat's IQ? In a new study from the University of Messina, it turns out that indoor cats who live closely to their owners “mirror” the lives of their caregi vers. They sleep at the same time, eat at the same time, and can even become more or less social depending on the behaviour of their owners. “Cats are intelligent animals with a long memory, ”Jane Brunt, the executive director of the Catalyst Council, told Discovery News. “They watch and learn from us, noting the patterns of our actions, knowing where their food is kept and what time t o expect to be fed, how to open the cupboard door that's been improper ly closed, and where their feeding and toileting areas are.”Because cats copy our habits, if you spend a lot of time raiding(搜刮)the fridge, your cat will return to its food bowl for that midnight snack, too. According to the study, this explains why “human and cat overweight rates often seem to match”.So, if you feel guilty about leaving your precious kitty at home while you go to work, now you can feel even worse:you are making your cat fat! There's no word if drinking green tea and making sure you go to yoga w ill benefit your cat, but based on the study, it sounds like sticking to a healthy eating and sleeping schedule is best for both of you. There's a lot we can learn from our cats in return. “When they sit on our laps softly purring with rhythmic breathing and half?closed eyes, the sense of peace and calm that comes over us is like a pri vate lesson in inner meditation, ”Brunt said. Sure. But cats don't have to sit in rush hour traffic for an hour a day or worry about their inlaws. They're probably pretty good at remaining calm. So, according to science, even though we assume that cats are not close to us all these years, it turns out they are in fact learning from us and looking up to us. Scary, huh? 1.According to the passage, which of the following is NOT true? A.Cats can copy humans' schedule. B.Humans can learn from cats in some way. C.Cats are smart and have a long memory. D.Green tea and yoga can benefit cats. 2.What does the underlined word “this” in Paragraph 5 refer to? A.Hu

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