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2019年12月英语四级(第2套)听力真题 短文(3)

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A piece of history has been found thanks to a boy tripping on a rare, 1.2-million-year-old animal fossil. In November 2016, Jude Sparks, now 10, was on an outing with his family near their New Mexico home, when he tripped over what he thought was a cow bone. Now, researchers at New Mexico State University preserving this discovery, which was identified as an ancient elephant-like animal. Kyle Sparks, father of Jude, said he let his son decide what to do with the fossil. So Jude reached out to Peter Houde, a professor at New Mexico State University who had experience with the same type of fossil in the past. The next day, Houde came out to see the fossil for himself. Houde told ABC News that he was quite excited about the find. It was fortunate that the family didn't try to dig up the fossil because that could destroy the specimen; they did the right thing by calling someone who would know what to do. "It's great for the community because now everybody can appreciate it," he added. Houde and his fellow faculty members dug up the fossil in late May. They hope to return to the site with geologists for an additional search as there could be more fossils near the site. Jude and his family had been invited by the researchers to see the fossil being preserved at the university.

由于一个男孩被一个稀有的120万年前的动物化石绊倒,一段历史就这样被揭开了。2016年11月,当时才10岁的Jude Sparks和家人在新墨西哥州的家附近郊游时,被一块他认为是牛骨头的东西给绊倒了。现在,新墨西哥州立大学的研究人员保存了这个动物化石,该动物化石被鉴定为一种类似于古代大象的动物。Jude的父亲Kyle Sparks说,他让儿子决定如何处理这块化石。因此,Jude联系了新墨西哥州立大学的教授Peter Houde,他过去也曾接触过这种化石。第二天,Houde亲自去看化石。Houde告诉ABC新闻,他对这一发现感到非常兴奋。幸运的是,这家人没有试图挖掘化石,因为这可能会破坏标本;他们叫来在这方面是专家的人,这样做是正确的,“这对社区来说很好,因为现在每个人都能欣赏动物化石,”他补充说。Houde和他的同校教职工在五月底挖掘了化石。他们希望与地质学家一起回到遗址进行进一步的搜索,因为遗址附近可能有更多的化石。研究人员邀请Jude和他的家人去参观这块保存在大学里的化石。

Questions 22 to 25 are based on the passage you have just heard.

请根据刚才所听文章回答22-25题。
Question 22. What did the boy Jude Sparks think he had discovered?
问题22:那个叫Jude Sparks的男孩认为他发现了什么?
Question 23. What are the researchers at New Mexico State University doing with the boy's discovery?
问题23:新墨西哥州立大学的研究人员对这个男孩发现的动物化石是怎么处理的?
Question 24. What did professor Peter Houde say when interviewed by ABC News?
问题24:Peter Houde教授在接受ABC新闻采访时说了什么?
Question 25. What do the researchers plan to do?
问题25:研究人员计划做什么?

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cow [kau]

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n. 母牛,母兽
vt. 恐吓

 
additional [ə'diʃənl]

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adj. 附加的,另外的

 
outing ['autiŋ]

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n. 郊游,远足,外出

 
appreciate [ə'pri:ʃieit]

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vt. 欣赏,感激,赏识
vt. 领会,充分意

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preserved [pri'zə:vd]

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adj. 保藏的;腌制的;[美俚]喝醉的

 
rare [rɛə]

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adj. 稀罕的,稀薄的,罕见的,珍贵的
ad

 
identified

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adj. 被识别的;经鉴定的;被认同者 v. 鉴定(id

 
community [kə'mju:niti]

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n. 社区,社会,团体,共同体,公众,[生]群落

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fortunate ['fɔ:tʃənit]

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adj. 幸运的,侥幸的

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