问题
Imagine one day, the water taps in your house stop running. You have to buy water from shops. And still there isn’t enough for everyone. Your mother has to save the family’s shower water to do other things. Would you be able to stand that kind of life?
Probably not. But that’s what kids in Yemen are experiencing. Experts said Yemen is going to be the first country in the world to run out of water. According to a report, the capital, Sanaa, will run out of drinking water as early as 2025.
Because of the shortage, the government often cuts the water supply. Hannan, an 18-year-old from Lahej, told the Times: “In a good week we’ll have a water supply all week. But then the following week there will be water only for a day or two.”
Hannan said only rich people have enough water to use. They can buy water from the shops or from the water truck. Private companies own the trucks. They travel around the city every day to sell water – at very high prices.
“A lot of people can’t afford it,” she said.
The average person in Yemen uses 100 to 200 cubic meters of water per year. That is far below the international water poverty line of 1,000 cubic meters.
The government is thinking of making use of seawater. But it will cost a lot and it may not happen soon enough to help the people of Yemen.
小题1:The purpose of the text is to _______.
A.tell us what life is like in Yemen
B.draw our attention to water shortage
C.remind us how important water is
D.show us ways of solving problems
小题2:The underlined word “that” in Paragraph 2 refers to _____.
A.buying water from shops
B.drinking dirty water
C.suffering from water shortage
D.washing clothes with used water
小题3:Hannan described _____.
A.what her life is like
B.how beautiful Lahej is
C.how people use water fully
D.how heavy the traffic in Lahej is
小题4:The Yemen Government _____.
A.has found a practical solution
B.only cares about rich people
C.may try to make use of seawater
D.can do nothing about the water supply
小题5:We can infer from the text that _____.
A.Sanaa will run out of water in 10 years
B.Hannan is a teenager from a rich family
C.the capital of Yemen is developing fast
D.private companies make a lot of money

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