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    There's another universe where there are no buildings,trees,cars,cellphones or the Internet.You don't have to travel a great distance to discover it.At 10 miles offshore,you're already there.At 100 miles,the effect is complete:Civilization disappears,along with any sign of humanity.It's the closest to the isolation of outer space.And it is why I'm really into sailing.
   I was always more intrigued,though,by wind-driven boats than any relying on engines.As a kid,I was interested by the adventures of Robin Lee Graham,the teenage global traveler.However,it wasn't until about 20 years ago that I took sailing seriously,and I quickly learned the art of monitoring the sails.I've made voyages in fair weather.
   Still,I've made lots of mistakes.While living in Asia,a friend and I set off across the South China Sea destined for Thailand,only to be stopped by a typhoon that forced us to make landfall in Vietnam.Along the way,however,I also learned the essentials-navigation and maintaining a boat's system.Years later,my wife and I lived aboard our Symbiosis.We visited many places nearly accessible to reach on a small boat.Far from shore,it's the responsibility of the crew to keep the water out,the people in,the boat on course and everything working,which adds to the excitement of the voyages.
   It appeals to me,so does the company or fellow sailors.But boats are expensive and time-consuming.After returning from the Caribbean,we decided to sell Symbiosis,deciding to sail only other people's boats,but it wasn't eight months before we found a good deal on a smaller boat—easier to maintain but still capable of some offshore voyages.I think we'll name her Talisman.

(1)Why is the author interested in sailing?
B
B

A.He likes doing adventurous sports.
B.He likes being away from human society.
C.He likes living in a strange place.
D.He likes discovering something great.
(2)What does the underlined word "intrigued" in Paragraph 2 mean?
C
C

A.Puzzled.
B.Challenged.
C.Attracted.
D.Motivated.
(3)What does the author think makes the voyages more exciting?
A
A

A.Keeping the boat sailing safely.
B.Making plenty of mistakes.
C.Designing a boat's system.
D.Reaching a new destination.
(4)What can we infer about the author from the text?
D
D

A.He will purchase an expensive boat.
B.He decides to sail globally again.
C.He will invite more fellow sailors.
D.He will take some voyages in his new boat.
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【答案】B;C;A;D
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发布:2024/7/11组卷:1引用:2难度:0.5
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