A report from the United Nations said that around 60 million people across the world, with 80% of them in Asia, are drinking polluted water. Some 4,500 children die every day because of polluted water.
A report showed that environmental problems kill 3 million children under five years old each year, making them one of the key contributors in more than 10 million child deaths worldwise each year.
Dangerous factors include indoor and outdoor air pollution, water pollution, lack of good hygiene facilities and poor ecological systems , it said.
Another study showed that parents and experts from seven countries including the United States, India and Nigeria, regarded pollution as the biggest threat to children's natural living environment.
Many parents say that children today are being brought up with fewer blue skies than when they were little kids.
Mrs. Green tries to teach her daughter Su san by setting a personal example. She picks out recyclable waste and uses the water from the washing machine to wash the toilet.
Chinese children mostly learn about environmental protection in school.
Some non-governmental organizations and child centers also teach kids to protect the environment. More parents have become aware of it. Family is now playing a more important role," says a Chinese official.
Vera Lehmann, an expert from Germany says many Chinese are increasingly aware of polluted. "I was surprised to find how much schools in China are willing to contribute to educating the children on environment," Lehmann said. "There has been a big change between now and ten years ago when I first traveled here."
51. What is the main cause of child deaths?
A. polluted water B. poor ecological systems
C. environmental problems D. indoor and outdoor air pollution
52. How m any dangerous factors are mentioned in the article?
A. three B. four C. five D. six
53. From the example of Mrs. Green ,we can know that she is a woman who .
A. takes good care of her daughter. B. is strict with her daughter.
C. likes housework very much. D. pays much attention to recycling.
54. Which is right according to the article?
A. 80% of the people in Africa are drinking polluted water.
B The government now plays a more important role in protecting the environment.
C. Not only developed countries regarded polluted as the biggest threat to children's natural living environment.
D. Vera Lehmann thinks China still pays no more attention to the poor condition as usual.
55. What's the best title of the article?
A. Children today are in poor condition.
B. Teaching children to stay green.
C. Children died of environmental pollution.
D. The biggest problem in the world.
51. C 52. D 53. B 54. C 55. B