People of Burlington are being disturbed by the sound of bells.Four students from Burlington College of Higher Education are in the bell tower of the 1 and have made up their minds to 2 the bells nonstop for two weeks as a protest against heavy trucks which run 3 through the narrow High Street.“They not only make it 4 to sleep at night, but they are 5 damage to our houses and shops of historical 6 ,”said John Norris, one of the protesters.
" 7 we must have these noisy trucks on the roads," said Jean Lacey, a biology student, why don't they build a new road that goes round the town? Burlington isn't much more than a 8 village.Its streets were never 9 for heavy traffic.
Harry Fields also studying 10 said they wanted to make as much 11 possible to force the government officials to realize what everybody was shavings to 12 .“Most of them don't 13 here anyway,”he said,“they come in for meetings and that, and the Town Hall is soundproof, so they probably don't 14 .It's high time they realized the problem.”The fourth student, Liza Vernum, said she thought the public were 15 on their side, and even if they weren't they soon would be.
I asked if they were 16 that the police might come to 17 them.
"Not really,"she said,“actually we are 18 bellringers.I mean we are assistant bellringers for the church.There is no 19 against practising.”
I 20 the church with the sound of the bells ringing in my ears.
1. A.college B.village C.town D.church
2. A.change B.repair C.ring D.shake
3. A.now and then B.day and night C.up and down D.over and over
4. A.terrible B.difficult C.uncomfortable D.unpleasant
5. A.doing B.raising C.putting D.producing
6. A.scene B.period C.interest D.sense
7. A.If B.Although C.When D.Unless
8. A.pretty B.quite C.large D.modern
9. A.tested B.meant C.kept D.used
10. A.well B.hard C.biology D.education
11. A.effort B.time C.trouble D.noise
12. A.stand B.accept C.know D.share
13. A.shop B.live C.come D.study
14. A.notice B.mention C.fear D.control
15. A.hardly B.unwillingly C.mostly D.usually
16. A.surprised B.afraid C.pleased D.determined
17. A.seize B.fight C.search D.stop
18. A.proper B.experienced C.hopeful D.serious
19. A.point B.cause C.need D.law
2o. A.left B.found C.reached D.pass
1. D 由下文可知，这四名学生是在教堂的钟楼内敲钟以示抗议的，“我”也是在此对他们进行采访的。(参见文章最后一句)
2. C ring = to (cause to) give a sound like a bell (钟、铃等)鸣;响;敲钟;摇铃参见下文中的“bell?ringer”一词。
3. B 由下文(使人在夜间难以入睡)可知，这些大卡车是不分昼夜地穿行在这条街上的。
4. B 大卡车的噪音扰民，使人很难入睡。
5. A do damage to对……造成损坏。参考：do good/wrong to。
6. C a place of historical interest名胜古迹。
7. A “If”引导条件状语从句，意为：如果必须让这些噪音很大的卡车在路面上行驶，那为何不新建一条环城公路呢?
8. C 照应下句，意为：镇和一个大的村庄没有什么两样，街道狭窄，本来就不是为通行这么多车辆而设计的。
9. B Be meant /intended for sth /to do sth.= be done or made for a particular purpose.
10. C Jean Lacey是一个生物系学生，由一词可知也是学生物的。
11. D 由上文可知他们要连续两周不停地敲钟制造尽可能大的噪音以迫使政府意识到噪音扰民这一问题。
12. A stand (vt.) = to bear; put up with; tolerate; endure容忍;忍受。
13. B 联系下文此处意为：不管怎么说大多数官员是不住在这儿的，他们进城来是为了参加会议。
14. A 这些官员既不住在这儿，进城里开会，又呆在有隔音功能的大厅内，很有可能注意不到噪音的严重性。
15. C mostly (adv.)意为“大多数”= most of the public were on their side.
16. B be afraid that = fear that.
17. D come to stop them (from doing that)来阻止他们(这样做)。参考：come to arrest /catch themseize = to take hold of quickly, eagerly, or strongly.
18. A Proper = right,suitable,correct适当的;恰当的;对的。此处意为实际上我们是正当的敲钟人———是帮助教堂敲钟的。
19. D 联系上文，他们不担心警察来阻止他们，是因为他们是专门负责帮助教堂敲钟的。没有一条法律规定不准练习敲钟。
20. A “我在采访完这四名大学生后，离开教堂，耳边还回荡着钟声。