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大学英语四级阅读200篇: Unit 39 passage 2

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Passage 2

Bulbs are ideal for new gardeners, including children, because they are easy to plant and they always flower well in their first season. They need 11 little attention, provided that the soil has been properly 12 , and the place where they are planted is chosen with care. They will last for many years and give you an 13 show of flowers that are often so richly colored or beautifully formed.

However, it is a mistake to buy bulbs without any plan of what effect you

really want from them.   I have written this book to help in selecting the most

14       bulbs  for  the  typical,   small,   modern  garden  of  the  non-specialist

gardener, and have made some      15      to help readers who may not have had a

garden before.

Too many books for beginners tell new gardeners to grow a few "sensible" kinds of plants and 16 the more interesting kinds to adventurous experts. For the first few years of one's gardening life one should, it seems, concentrate on learning simple techniques while 17 the gardens of more experienced neighbors.

In fact, as a learner-gardener you need not 18 that your efforts will necessarily show your inexperience, because (and here I give away a most closely-guarded secret) , provided the bulbs come from a really reliable       19      ,  it is

possible to produce as good results in your first year of gardening as in your eightieth.  Therefore, plant bulbs, they are a     20     investment for any garden.

A.  judgments       B.    comparatively    C. prepared     D.    source

E.  annual     F.    leave                     G. suggestions H.    sound

I.  abandon    J.     suitable                   K. admiring    L.    absorbing

M.  surprisingly    N.    healthy                     O. fear   

答案:11.   B    12. C    13. E    14. J     15. G   16. F    17. K   18. O   19. D   20. H