发布时间：2016-03-15 来源：环球网校 发布人：wyznl
Local Newspapers in Britain
1 Britain has a large circulation (发行量) of the national newspapers. The Daily Mirror and The Daily Express both sell about 4 million copies each day. On average, every family will buy one newspaper in the morning, and take two or three on Sundays.
2 Local newspapers are just as popular as the national ones in Britain. Local papers have a weekly circulation of 13 million. Nearly every town and country area has its own paper, and almost every local paper is financially holding its own. Many local newspapers are earning good profits.
3 Local newspapers have their special characteristics. They mainly satisfy interest in local events - births, weddings, deaths, council meetings, and sports. Editors often rely on a small staff of people who know the district well. Clubs and churches in the neighborhood regularly supply these papers with much local news. Local news does not get out of date as quickly as national news. If there is no room for it in this week's edition, a news item can be held over until the following week.
4 The editor of a local newspaper never forgets that the success of any newspaper depends on advertising. For this reason, he is keen to keep the good will of local businessmen. If the newspaper sells well with carefully chosen news items to attract local readers, the businessmen will be grateful to the paper for the opportunity of keeping their products in the public eye.
5 Local newspapers seldom comment on problems of national importance, and editors rarely take sides on political questions. But they can often provide service to the community in expressing public feeling on local issues. A newspaper can sometimes persuade the council to take action to improve transport, provide better shopping facilities, and preserve local monuments and places of interest.
1. Paragraph 2__________.
2. Paragraph 3__________.
3. Paragraph 4__________.
4. Paragraph 5__________.
A. Keeping Good Relations with Local Businessmen
B. Service Provided by Local Newspapers
C. Large Circulation of the National Newspapers
D. Special Features of Local Newspapers
E. Power of Local Newspapers
F. Popularity of Local Newspapers
第二段话的主题句是第一句话Local newspapers are just as popular as the national ones in Britain.当地报纸和国家报纸一样受到欢迎，所以应该选择F。
第三段话的主题句也是非常明显的，第一句话Local newspapers have their special characteristics，当地报纸有其独特的特征，这里的characteristics和选项D的features都可以表示特征。
第四段话的第一句，The editor of a local newspaper never forgets that the success of any newspaper depends on advertising.当地报纸编辑们永远不会忘记报纸的成功是离不开广告的，所以这段话的应该是围绕广告的，选项A和当地商人保持良好的合作关系。
5.British people have the habit of reading newspapers in the__________.
6.Many local newspapers in Britain are making__________.
7. Local newspapers are well received because they carry articles that please__________.
8. Local newspapers rarely give opinions on__________.
A. a lot of money
B. local people
D. local people
E. national issues
F. local issues
【答案解析】 5. C 第一段话中On average, every family will buy one newspaper in the morning，平均算来，几乎每个家庭都会在每天早上买一份报纸来读。所以这里选morning。
6. A 答案依据在第二段话的最后一句Many local newspapers are earning good profits.许多地方报纸都取得了巨大的盈利。profits是利润的意思，所以答案选择A。
7. D 答案在第三段话的They mainly satisfy interest in local events - births, weddings, deaths, council meetings, and sports一句，地方报纸主要是靠当地发生的事情，比如孩子出生，婚礼，死亡，教会，体育等方面，吸引读者，所以地方报纸主要是依靠取悦当地人而深受欢迎。所以答案是D。
8. E 最后一段话已经说的非常清楚，我们已经在第26题里面提到过，地方报纸一般是很少对国家政策，事务加以评论的。所以答案选择E。