1. Water use per person is higher in the industrial world than it was in Ancient Rome.(更……)
2 The skills of ordinary individuals are in essence the same as the skills of prodigies.（和……一样）
3. Performance has improved most greatly in events requiring an intensive burst of energy.（最……）
Water use per person is higher in the industrial world than it was in Ancient Rome.
出题句：At the height of the Roman Empire, nine major systems, with an innovative layout of pipes and well-built sewers, supplied the occupants of Rome with as much water per person as is provided in many parts of the industrial world today.
Ants can build large cities more quickly than humans do.
出题句：When we survey Mexico City, Tokyo, Los Angeles, we are amazed at what has been accomplished by humans. Yet Hoelldobler and Wilson's magnificent work for ant lovers, The Ants, describes a supercolony of the ant Formica yessensis on the Ishikari Coast of Hokkaido. This ‘megalopolis' was reported to be composed of 360 million workers and a million queens living in 4,500interconnected nests across a territory of 2.7 square kilometres.
The skills of ordinary individuals are in essence the same as the skills of prodigies.
出题句：What we appreciate, enjoy or marvel at in the works of genius or the achievements of prodigies are the manifestations of skills or abilities which are similar to, but so much superior to, our own.
Performance has improved most greatly in events requiring an intensive burst of energy.
For the so-called power events - that require a relatively brief, explosive release of energy, like the 100-metre sprint and the long jump - times and distances have improved ten to twenty per cent. In the endurance events the results have been more dramatic.
Computers are better than humans at detecting faults in glass.
Inspection technology allows more than 100 million measurements a second to be made across the ribbon, locating flaws the unaided eye would be unable to see.
There is a wider range of achievement amongst English pupils studying maths than amongst their Japanese counterparts.
Large sample international comparisons of pupils' attainments since the 1960s have established that not only did Japanese pupils at age 13 have better scores of average attainment, but there was also a larger proportion of 'low' attainers in England, where, incidentally, the variation in attainment scores was much greater.
Private schools in Japan are more modern and spacious than state-run lower secondary schools.
Lower secondary schools in Japan cover three school years, from the seventh grade (age 13) to the ninth grade (age 15). Virtually all pupils at this stage attend state schools: only 3 per cent are in the private sector. Schools are usually modern in design, set well back from the road and spacious inside.
Disease-spreading pests respond more quickly to pesticides than agricultural pests do.
According to a recent study by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), more than 300species of agricultural pests have developed resistance to a wide range of potent chemicals. Not to be left behind are the disease-spreading pests, about 100 species of which have become immune to a variety of insecticides now in use.