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英语模块十背景阅读unit3

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高中模块十背景阅读unit3 M10U3
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AIDS’ Threat to Asia Grows
  NEW DELHI-Just a few years ago. Mala was a typical middle-class Indian housewife. She cooked,cleaned and looked after her two small children.
  Last year, her life took a tragic turn. Her husband died of AIDS; she was found out HIV-positive(爱滋病病毒检验呈阳性反应) and her mother-in-law took her children away from her, saying they would get the disease. “When friends dropped for a visit, she would introduce me, saying, ‘She is my son’s widow. She has AIDS,’”said Mala. AIDS is now described as “explosive(炸药)“ around the world. A study of a hospital in the port city of Durban in South Africa, where the world’s biggest and Africa’s first AIDS conference opened last Sunday, found that almost half the beds in medical wards(病房) were occupied by AIDS patients.
  South Africa has one of the world’s fastest growing HIV infections(传染), with 1,700 people infected daily, adding to the 4.3 million, or 10 percent of its population, living with HIV. Until now, Asia has been more successful in holding the AIDS virus(病毒) than Africa, where the disease has killed about 12 million people .
  AIDS is now threatening to surround many of Asia’s poverty-stricken countries.Countries in Asia, such as Cambodia, and Thailand, have HIV infection speeds over 1 percent. But the low speeds hide huge numbers of affected people,because of the population base.
  In India, for example, 3.7 million are infected, more than in any other country except South Africa. In China, an estimated 500,000 people, mainly drug users, live with HIV/AIDS. Gordon Alexander, a senio advisor for UN AIDS in India, estimates (估计) that the number hit by AIDS in Asia will climb about eight million over the next five years from about six million.
  In many Asian countries, the battle against HIV is a social and cultural one against public discussion of sexual health put a nationwide media campaign into action to limit the speed of HIV through unsafe sex. Brenton Wong, an official for Singapore’s Action for AIDS, says the actual HIV incidence in the city state of 3.9 million people is at least eight times higher than official data.”Shame and deny is still very, very common so people are afraid to get tested and many times won’t even tell their families if they test positive,” said Wong.
1. What does the underlined word “she” refer to?
  A. Mala B. Mala’s mother C. Mala’s mother-in-law D. Mala’s sister
2. It is judged that there are_____people hit by AIDS in Asia or so.
  A. 4.3 million B. 6 million C. 8 million D. 3.7 million
3. According to the passage, the main reasons that AIDS spread in Asia is through_______.
A. blood B. unsafe sex C. love D. drugs
4.__________is the second largest country which has more HIV infection all over the world.
 A. China B. South Africa C. India D. Thailand
5. Why are people afraid of being infected by AIDS?
  a. Because people who have AIDS are looked down upon.
  b. Because they will suffer a lot.
  c. Because they will die sooner or later.
  A. ab B. ac C. bc D. abc
  阅读理解参考答案 CBBCD

 

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