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2014高考阅读理解精练

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2014高考阅读理解精练
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  German Etiquette Group Targets Workplace Kissing
  A society in Germany which advises on etiquette[礼仪] and social behaviour has

called for kissing to be banned in the workplace.
  The Knigge Society says the practice of greeting colleagues and business

partners with a kiss on the cheek is uncomfortable for many Germans.
  The society’s chairman, Hans-Michael Klein, says he has received concerned

emails from workers on the issue.
  He advises people in the workplace to stick to the traditional handshake.
  “We can’t forbid (kissing in the workplace),” he told the BBC.
  “But we have to protect people who don’t want to be kissed. So we are

suggesting that if people don’t mind it, they announce it with a little paper

message placed on their desk.”
  Mr. Klein said he had received 50 emails this year alone on the rise of kissing

on the cheek-sometimes both cheeks-as a greeting at work.
  “People say this is not typical German behaviour,” he said.
  “It has come from places like Italy, France and South America, and belongs in

a specific cultural context. ‘We don’t like it.’ they say.”
  The society held a meeting on the issue, and carried out a survey of people

both on the street and at their seminars, he said.
  “Most people said they didn’t like it. They feel there is somehow an erotic

aspect to it -a form of body contact which can be used by men to get close to a

woman.”
  He said there is, in Europe, a “social distance zone” of 60cm (23in.)

which should be observed.
  “Knigge” translates as “proper behaviour”, and the society is based in a

castle 80km from Dortmund in western Germany.
  It has reportedly previously ruled on the correct way to end a relationship via

text message, and how to deal with a runny nose in public.
  1. It is advised by the society that ________.
  A. people should ban kissing wherever they are
  B. people should shake hands in public places
  C. people should announce it when they hate to be kissed
  D. people should kiss others on the cheek instead of both cheeks
  2. It can be inferred from the underlined sentence that _______.
  A. German people have been kissing each other since long ago
  B. German people find it especially polite to kiss each other in public places
  C. German people find it new and uncommon to kiss each others in public places

D. German people have spread their kissing in public places to other European

countries


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  Birmingham Disorder: Father’s Plea over Haroon Jahan’s Death
  The father of a man who was killed along with two others when they were hit by a

car during Tuesday’s disorder in Birmingham has appealed for calm.
  Haroon Jahan, 21, Shahzad Ali, 30, and Abdul Musavir, 31, died as they

protected property. A man aged 32 has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
  Tariq Jahan urged people to stay calm, and said communities should be united.
  About 250 people attended a peaceful vigil[守夜] on Dudley Road in Winson Green

, which began late on Wednesday night. Mr. Jahan stood in the middle of a semi-

circle of well-wishers as they lit candles. The crowd gathered near the scene of the

fatal hit-and-run incident, which happened as the three men guarded property along

with a crowd of 80 or so people on Tuesday night.
  Harpreet Singh, 28, who helped to organise the vigil, said: “Let this be a

message to other communities, not just Muslims and Sikhs, let’s stand together,

let’s hold candlelight vigils. People have been hurt, families have been hurt, if

we don’t stop this, and the people who are rioting do not stop this, there will

be more people dying. It has to stop and we are standing here united.”

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