[阅读理解]In the digital realm， the next big advance will be voice recognition. The rudiments are already here but in primitive form. Ask a computer to “recognize speech，” and it is likely to think you want it to “wreck a nice beach.” But in a decade or so we‘ll be able to chat away and machines will soak it all in. Microchips will be truly embedded in our lives when we can talk to them. Not only to our computers， we’ll also be able to chat with our automobile navigation systems， telephone consoles， browsers， thermostats. VCRs， microwaves and any other devices we want to boss around.
The techniques of voice recognition______.
A、are mature enough for extensive use
B、are in its initial stage of development
C、will aid people to chat through computers
D、will assist people to recognize each other‘s voice
[阅读理解]I have learnt of a plan to build three hundred houses on the land called Parsons Place by the football ground. Few people know about this new plan to increase the size of our town. For me， Parsons Place is special because it is a beautiful natural area where local people can relax - the small wood has many unusual trees and the stream is popular with fishermen and bird-watchers. It‘s very quiet because there are few houses or roads nearby. I think that losing this area will be terrible because we have no other similar facilities in the neighbourhood.
Why is Parsons Place particularly important， in Alans opinion
A、Because it is near the football ground.
B、Because lots of people live near it.
C、Because it is a place near the town where people can enjoy nature.
D、Because local people can get there easily by car from the town.
答案解析：答案选C。本题问的是：在Alan看来，为什么帕森场非常重要?本段中提到“因为它是一个美丽的天然场地并且当地人可以在此放松休息”。因此 C 是正确答案。