Which TWO of the following statements are made In the text about the Amsterdam bike-sharing scheme of 1999 ?
A It was initially opposed by a government department.
B It failed when a partner in the scheme withdrew support.
C It aimed to be more successful than the Copenhagen scheme.
D It was made possible by a change in people's attitudes.
E It attracted interest from a range of bike designers.
After setting up the Danish system, Schimmelpennink decided to try his luck again in the Netherlands- and this time he succeeded in arousing the interest of the Dutch Ministry of Transport. ' Times had changed,' he recalls. ‘People had become more
environmentally conscious , and the Danish experiment had proved that bike -sharing was a real possibility.' A new Whtte Fietsnplan was launched in 1999 in Amsterdam. However, riding a white bike was no longer fres; it cost one guilder per trip and payment was made with a chip card developed by the Dutch bank Postbank.
'I really have no idea what people did with them, because they could instantly be
recognized as white bikes.' But the biggest blow came when Postbank decided to abolish the chip card, because it wasn't profitable.‘That chip card was pivotal to the system,' Molennar says. 'To continue the project we would have needed to set up another system,but the business partner had lost interest.'
我们根据题干中的“Amsterdam bike-sharing scheme of 1999”其实很容易定位到对应的出题段，我们也不难根据这一个引号当中的‘People had become more
environmentally conscious , and the Danish experiment had proved that bike -sharing was a real possibility.' 选出它的一个替换D选项“a change in people's attitudes”。这个时候需要我们耐心地读到下一段，根据这一个 But the biggest blow结合这一段的最后一句but the business partner had lost interest，我们会发现这是一个方向型的负向的信息，那么对应的选项自然是B。这道题我们会发现A选项和C选项里提到的内容文章里其实根本没有提到，而E选项说吸引了很多人的关注和兴趣，其实，恰巧跟原文相反，所以说正确的答案就是B、D。