2017年英语四级考试模拟试题.docx

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2017年英语四级考试模拟试题   如果你希望成功,当以恒心为良友、以为参谋、以谨慎为兄弟、以希望为哨兵。以下是为大家搜索整理的2017年模拟试题,希望能给大家带来帮助!更多精彩内容请持续关注我们!   一、单项选择题   1、阅读下文,回答题   Questions 61 to 65 are based on the following passage.   Food waste has been a chronic problem for restaurants and grocery stores--with millions of tons lost along the way as crops are hauled hundreds of miles,stored for weeks in refrigerators and prepared on busy restaurant assembly lines. But the historically high price of products is making it an even bigger dragon the bottom line.   Restaurants,colleges,hospitals and other institutions are compensating for the rising costs of waste in novel ways. Some are tracking their trash with software systems,making food in smaller packages or trying to compost(将……制成堆肥)and cut down on trash-hauling costs.   “We have all come to work with this big elephant in the middle of the kitchen,and the elephant is this It’s okay to waste’ belief system,”said Andrew Shackman, president of Lean Path,a company that helps restaurants cut back food waste.   The interest level in cutting food waste “has just skyrocketed in the last six to nine months.” he said.   Roughly 30 percent of food in the United States goes to waste,costing some$48 billion annually,according to a Stockholm International Water Institute study. A University of Arizona study estimated that 40 to 50 percent of food in the United States is wasted. Wholesale food costs have risen more than 8percent this year, the biggest jump in decades,according the National Restaurant Association.   Freshman students at Virginia Tech were surprised this year when they entered two of the campus’s biggest dining halls to find there were no trays.   “You have to go back and get your dishware and your drink,but it’s not that different,”said Caitlin Mewborn, a freshman “It’s not a big trouble. You take less food. and you don’t eat more than you should.”   Getting rid of trays has cut food waste by 38 percent at the dining halls,said Denny Cochrane,manager of Virginia T

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