Ⅳ.Reading Comprehension(60 points)
Directions：There are five reading passages in this part.Each passage is followed by four questions.For each question there are four suggested answers marked A，B，C and I Choose the best answer and blacken the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.
Alexia Sloane，a l0一year-old girl，lost her sight when she was two following a brain disease But despite her disability she has excelled at languages and is already fluent in English，French，Spanish and Chinese。and is learning German.
Now she has experienced her dream job of working as an interpreter after East of England MEP(欧盟议员) Robert Sturdy invited her to the parliament building in Brussels，thus becoming the youngest interpreter to work at the European Parliament. “She was given a special permit to get into the buildin9，where there is usually a minimum age requirement of 14.and sat in a booth listening and interpretin9，”said her mother，Isabelle.“The other interpreters were amazed at how well she did as the debate was quite complicated and many of the words were rather technical.”
Alexia has been tri-lingual since birth as her mother，a teacher，is half French and half Spanish，while her father，Richard，is English.She started talking and communicating in all three languages before she lost her sight but adapted quickly to her blindness.By the age of four，she was reading and writing in Braille(盲文).When she was six。Alexia began to learn Chinese.The girl is now learning German at school in Cambridge.
Alexia has been longing to be an interpreter since she was six and she chose to go to the European Parliament as her prize when she won a young achiever of the year award.She asked if she could shadow interpreters and Mr.Sturdy agreed to take her along as his guest. Alexia worked with the head of interpreting and had a real taste of lire in parliament.“It was fantastic and lm absolutely determined now to become an interpreter，she said
36.What does the passage tell about Alexia Sloane?
A.She is very proud of her parents.
B She has learned five foreign languages.
C.She is a quick learner of languages.
D. She has difficulties with language learning.
37. Why did Alexia need special permission to enter theparliament building?
A. She was not in a state of good health.
B. She could not afford the admission fees.
C. She did not meet the age requirement.
D. She did not have an adult to accompany her.
38. What did Alexia want to do after she got the award?
A. To travel to other European countries.
B. To visit the European Parliament.
C. To apply for a position in the government.
D. To study German at Cambridge University.
39. The tone of the passage can be best describedas
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