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2017年12月英语六级阅读理解100篇:火鸡漫谈

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  The Thanksgiving Turkey

  Of all the Thanksgiving symbols the turkey has become the most well known. The wild turkey is native to northern Mexico and the eastern United States.

  The turkey has brown features with buff-colored feathers on the tips of the wing and on the tail. The male turkey is called a Tom and, as with most birds, is bigger and has brighter and more colorful plumage. The female is called a Hen and is generally smaller and drab in color. The Tom turkey has a long wattle (a fleshy, wrinkled, brightly colored fold of skin hanging from the neck or throat) at the base of its bill and additional wattles on the neck, as well as a prominent tuft of bristles resembling a beard projecting downward from its chest.

  The turkey was originally domesticated in Mexico, and was brought into Europe early in the 16th century. Since that time, turkeys have been extensively raised because of the excellent quality of their meat and eggs. Some of the common breeds of turkey in the United States are the Bronze, Narragansett, White Holland, and Bourbon Red.

  Though there is no real evidence that turkey was served at the Pilgrim's first thanksgiving, in a book written by the Pilgrim's Governor Bradford, he does make mention of wild turkeys. In a letter sent to England, another Pilgrim describes how the governor sent "four men out fowling" returning with turkeys, ducks and geese.

  Benjamin Franklin once said, "I wish the Bald Eagle had not been chosen as the representative of our country; he is a Bird of bad moral character; like those among Men who live by Sharping and Robbing, he is generally poor and very often lousy. The Turkey is a much more respectable Bird and withal a true original Native of North America. "

  阅读自测

  Ⅰ. Fill in each blank according to what you've read:

  Of all the symbols the turkey has become the most well known . The male turkey is called a , and the female turkey is called

  a . The turkey was originally domesticated in . Turkeys have been extensively raised because of the excellent quality of their since the century. Benjamin Franklin once said that he wished turkeys but not had been chosen as the representative of the United States.

  Ⅱ. Question :

  Why did Benjamin Franklin think that the Turkey but not the Bald Eagle should be chosen as the representative of the United States?

  参考答案

  Ⅰ. Thanksgiving / Tom / Hen / Mexico / meat and eggs / 16 th / the Bald Eagle Ⅱ. Because he thought the Bald Eagle was a bird of bad moral character, while the Turkey was much more respectable and it was the true original Native of North America.

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