【小站原创】TPO39托福阅读文本及答案解析（Forest Fire Suppression）
- 2017年06月14日14:33 来源：小站教育作者：小站托福编辑
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1. Which of the sentences below best expresses the essential information in the highlighted sentence in the passage? Incorrect choices change the meaning in important ways or leave out essential information.
A. Climate change caused by human activity is the main reason for the increase in fires over the past 30 years.
B. While human activity is definitely considered a factor, foresters are still debating whether climate plays a role in the recent increase in fires.
C. For complicated reasons, over the past 30 years there has been an increase in the number of fires that take place during hot, dry summers.
D. Both climate change and human activities are responsible for the recent increase in forest fires, although the contributions of those factors are still not agreed on.
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本题根据题干找到高亮部分：This recent increase in fires has resulted partly from climate change (the recent trend toward hot, dry summers) and partly from human activities, for complicated reasons that foresters came increasingly to understand about 30 years ago but whose relative importance is still debated. 本句大意是：最近森林火灾的增长一部分是气候变化(夏天变得更干更热)和人类活动的原因，虽然这些复杂原因谁更重要还在争论中。选项D是本句的同义转述。选项A说人类活动导致气候变化，错误;选项B说森林学家还在争辩气候变化算不算一个导致森林大火的原因，错误，只是在争辩谁更重要;选项C说在夏天的森林大火增多，本句没有具体说到在哪个季节森林大火多，错误。选择D。