单元仿真检测二 Unit 2 English around the world
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1．The money collected should be ________ to help the people who suffered a lot in the earthquake.
A．made good use of B．made up of
C．made up for D．made from
2．After a long period of hard work, the boy is________catching up with the others in his class.
A．carefully B．actually C．gradually D．generally
3．Today, ________ rapid development of transportation and communication, the whole world seems to be smaller.
A．regardless of B．in spite of C．instead of D．because of
4．I can easily ________ the elder of the twins by the scar on his face.
A．identify B．remember C．know D．realize
5．Give your________ in a loud voice to the soldiers.
A．competition B．attention C．command D．action
6．A lot of countries have gained excellent achievements in space technology, China，________.
A．such as B．for example C．namely D．and so on
7．Please tell me how the accident________. I am still in the dark.
A．came by B．came upon C．came about D．came to
8．The reporter ________ that he should have an interview with the famous pop actor, but he was refused at last.
A．commanded B．worried C．requested D．imagined
9．Though they hadn't met for many years, they ________ each other at first sight.
A．realized B．recognized C．regretted D．knew
10．—I'm________happy to take you there in my car.
—You are so nice. Thank you.
A．rather than B．other than C．more than D．less than
People from Great Britain brought the English language to North America in the 16th and 17th centuries. And in the__11__300 years, there were__12__many changes in __13__places that now people can __14__tell an English person__15__an American in the way he or she speaks.
Many old words__16__in England but were kept in America. For example, 300 years ago people in Great Britain got their water from something they called either a “faucet”， a “spigot”， or a “tap”. All these words are__17__ heard in different parts of America, but only“tap”is still common in__18__. Americans often made up new words or changed old __19__. “Corn” is one kind of plant in America and __20__ in England.
Also, over the last three centuries the English language__21__thousands of new words for things that weren't known__22__.And often, American and English people used two__23__names for them. A tin can is called “tin”for short in England, but a “can”in America. The word “radio” is __24__ all over the world, including America. But many English people call it a “wireless”. And almost anything having something to do__25__cars, railroads, etc. __26__different names in British and American English.
But now American and British English may be growing closer together. One__27__is the large amount of American speeches that British people hear daily in movies, on television, or __28__travelers. __29__this, Americans seem to be influencing the British more or less. So some day, English may even be __30__ on both sides of the Atlantic.
11．A.following B．recent C．oldest D．last
12．A.such B．too C．so D．great
13．A.either B．both C．neither D．two
14．A.hardly B．difficulty C．clearly D．easily
15．A.with B．from C．to D．and
16．A.disappeared B．appeared C．spoke D．took
17．A.not B．hardly C．also D．still
18．A.America B．the two countries
19．A.word B．forms C．ones D．ways
20．A.another B．also planted C．a plant D．a kind of food
21．A.added B．has added C．discovered D．has discovered
22．A.anywhere B．in some countries
C．before D．for centuries
23．A.new B．short C．different D．surprising
24．A.produced B．made C．developed D．used
25．A.to B．away C．with D．from
26．A.has B．have C．have given D．was given
27．A.thing B．cause C．belief D．expression
28．A.from B．in C．on D．to
29．A.For B．Because C．Besides D．Because of
30．A.different B．more different C．the same D．more useful
When it comes to learning a foreign language, many people wonder if they will be able to memorize enough vocabulary. But this question never happens about their mother tongue, and yet, it was a foreign language once. However, among all the questions that new parents ask, no doctor has ever heard: “Will my baby be able to learn my language？” Be honest, do you know all the words of your mother tongue? The answer is：“No”．
New words, and new ways of using old words, appear every day. Twenty years ago, who would have been able to understand a sentence like this：“Click here to download your digital book”？ Nobody. You never stop learning new vocabulary and you never know how long you will need it.
Sometimes,_you_have_the_word_on_the_tip_of_your_tongue_...and_it_sticks_there! But you do know this phenomenon (现象) and don't think that it is because of a bad memory. You should not give this phenomenon more importance in the language you are learning than in your mother tongue.
You need to learn only 2,000 or so basic words to be able to create any phrase you need. You can't avoid some work in order to learn these necessary words and all the more if you want to learn quickly. And before you consider buying into any method, be sure it is right for you. It is not wise to depend on any method based upon mnemonics(记忆术). The first words seem very easy to learn, so you buy the course, but then you discover quickly, though too late, that a dozen words later, it is all the more difficult to learn a new word.
31．From the first paragraph, we can infer that________.
A．there is no need to know all the words of a foreign language
B．it is honest to answer“no”to a question you don't know
C．a baby can know all the new words of its mother tongue
D．people find it hard to memorize vocabulary of their language
32．The underlined sentence in Paragraph 3 probably means________.
A．you can remember the word any time
B．you just fail to remember the word
C．you are not sure of the word
D．you daren't open your mouth to speak the word
33．To learn a foreign language, the author advises you________.
A．to remember new words appearing every day
B．to keep up with new ways of using old words
C．to learn at least 2,000 necessary words
D．to pay more attention to your bad memory
34．The passage is mainly about________.
A．using old words in a new way
B．learning new words from the context
C．finding a method to memorize vocabulary
D．learning vocabulary of a foreign language
In December 6, Karma Bridges, a 10yearold girl, built KarmasWorld.com, a colourful and fun website including songs, games, and stories — all produced by Karma, her dad, and their team. The purpose of the site isn't just to provide kids with a fun place to kill time. Instead, Karma and her team want to teach kids about topics such as math, science, and geography while also encouraging good manners (礼貌), honesty, and kindness. We sent Jill to interview Karma to find out more about the site!
Jill：What made you create KarmasWorld.com?
Karma：I created it because I want kids to have fun while they are learning. I hope that there will be no more “smartest kids in class”because every kid will be the smartest kid in class!
J：Your site is filled with songs about math, good manners, outer space, and more. Do you think songs make learning easier?
K：Yes, but not only easier — more fun, as well.
J：Why is “keeping it green” important to you?
K：Because if we don't keep the Earth clean, then our time here is limited (有限的)．
J：What praise have you received about the website?
K：Justin Bieber(a famous singer)said I'm changing the world with my website.
J：When you grow up, do you want to work in entertainment (娱乐) industry or do you want to be an educator?
K：I think I can do both! Like my website — it's both entertaining and educational.
J：What advice would you give to other kids who want to realize their dreams?
K：Work hard and play hard! That's one of my songs, by the way.
35．What do we know about KarmasWorld.com?
A．It offers Justin Bieber's songs.
B．It was mainly set up for children.
C．It was created by Karma herself.
D．It was built about three years ago.
36．According to the interview, Karma thinks it's important to________.
A．realize one's dream B．protect the environment
C．be the smartest kid in class D．learn math and science well
37．How does Justin Bieber probably feel about Karmas World.com?
A．It's easy. B．It's terrible. C．It's strange. D．It's useful.
38．According to the text, Karma________.
A．likes to tell stories to others
B．does well in science and math
C．wants to be a singer in the future
D．created her website at the age of ten
Would you be able to let someone go that you really loved? If you're like most people, that would be pretty hard. In T．A. Barren's Where is Grandpa？，the main character, a little boy, was faced with the same problem.
In the beginning of the story, Grandpa was cool and fun to be around. The little boy loved to be with his grandpa. In fact, they were always going on new and fun adventures (冒险经历). The boy and his grandpa were like best friends. The boy was so lucky to have such a great grandpa.
Later in the story, Grandpa died. The little boy was sad, because he knew that Grandpa was not there beside him. Things were hard for him, because before, his grandpa was always by his side. Now, he was not there anymore. He was gone. The boy must have felt so devastated!
At the end, the boy asked his parents，“Where is Grandpa？” They told him that he was in all of their memories. At that point, the boy changed. Finally, he realized that he still had the memories that he shared with his grandpa; he knew that his grandpa was still with him. He realized just how important memories can be.
This story teaches me that some things in life are hard. When someone dies, T．A. Barren, in his wonderful story Where is Grandpa？， teaches me it is okay because they're still with you in your memories. When I lose someone I care about, I know I can always find them by thinking about the special moments we've shared.
39．What does the underlined word “devastated”in Paragraph 3 mean?
A．Sad. B．Tired. C．Surprised. D．Bored.
40．Where is Grandpa？is a story about________.
A．finding the lost grandpa
B．how to become a great grandpa
C．a family's new and fun adventures
D．the love between a grandson and a grandpa
41．After the little boy got his parents' answer, he knew________ .
A．he should give up finding his grandpa
B．his grandpa would come back one day
C．he should share his memories with his parents
D．his grandpa would always stay in his memories
42．Where does this text probably come from?
A．A book review. B．A student's diary.
C．A parentchild guide. D．An introduction to a writer.
How did the sea horse get its name? It's not hard to guess. The top half of this fish looks like a small horse. But looking at the sea horse's tail, you might think “sea monkey”is a better name. Then there's the sea horse's pouch (袋). “Sea kangaroo” might also be a good name for this fish.
Sea horses live in warm ocean waters all over the world. They keep safe from other fish by hiding in plants and grasses that grow under the sea. They can also change colors to match their surroundings (环境). A sea horse remains in one place for hours at a time by winding (缠绕) its tail around a plant. It feeds on live food, such as small shrimp. For a fish that doesn't move around much, the sea horse eats a lot — in just one day, a sea horse can eat 3,000 shrimp!
A sea horse keeps the same mate for its whole life, and it's the male (雄的) sea horse that gives birth to baby sea horses. How does this happen? Baby sea horses start out as eggs, which come from the female's body. The male carries the eggs in its pouch for about three weeks until they hatch (孵化). Soon after the babies are born, the female gives her mate a new set of eggs. The male sea horse spends most of its life carrying eggs.
Sadly, the number of sea horses is becoming smaller. Why is this happening? Some places where sea horses once lived have been filled in to make new land. Also, many sea horses are caught and sold as aquarium fish. This really is not a good idea because most sea horses don't live long in aquariums. The best place for a sea horse is the ocean.
43．The sea horse got its name because of its________.
A．head B．tail C．skin D．pouch
44．How does a sea horse keep safe from other fish?
A．It hides in plants and grasses. B．It runs away quickly.
C．It remains still. D．It rolls up.
45．What does a female sea horse do with her eggs?
A．She puts them in the male's pouch. B．She hides them in sea grasses.
C．She carries them around. D．She hatches them.
46．Why is the number of sea horses becoming smaller?
A．They grow at a very low speed.
B．Their homes are being destroyed.
C．They are killed by people for food.
D．Their food is becoming less and less.
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47．The purpose of the advertisements is________.
A．to start a business
B．to employ teachers
C．to collect information for the latest jobs
D．to help people find a suitable job
48．According to the first advertisement, we can learn that ________.
A．the English teacher agency charges teachers for this service
B．you must go online to offer your basic information first
C．you may call to get more information about the job
D．once you contact the English teacher agency, you will get a job
49．In the third advertisement, the private English tutor should________.
A．be an English language expert from the UK
B．speak American English
C．have rich teaching experience
D．have the ability to deal with changing situations
50．If you didn't pass the interview for Teacher/Librarian, the probable reason should be that________.
A．you like working with children B．you have a strong team spirit
C．you lack teaching experience D．you can only speak English
51．After that, the policeman asked the boy ____________________ the theft.(part)
52．As far as I am concerned, he ________________ be a teacher than I．(more)
53．The policeman didn't let me in ____________________ who I was.(tell)
54．Such people ________________________ are reliable, so you can trust the girl.(recommend)
55．So ____________________ he almost gave up half way through it.(difficult)
56．Waste material ________________________， there will be less pollution in the world.(make)
57．It was ____________________________ a troop of selected soldiers set out in search of those survivors in the aircrash.(command)
58．What's your opinion of Mr. Li's request that ________________________ half an hour reading English aloud every morning? (spend)
59．It was ______________________ he was late for the meeting yesterday afternoon.(because)
60．The book that he is reading ________________________ that happened in Shanghai in the 1930s.(base)
Helping others is helping ourselves. By helping others, we contribute to society. By helping others, we lead a meaningful life.
Ⅰ.1.选A 句意：筹集的钱应当被好好利用来帮助那些在地震中遭受巨大痛苦的人们。make good use of “好好利用”；make up of“由……构成”； make up for“弥补”； make from“用……做的”。
3．选D 考查短语意义辨析。句意：当今，由于交通和通信的迅速发展，整个世界看起来更小了。regardless of“不论，不管”；in spite of“尽管”；instead of“代替”；because of“因为，由于”。
6．选B 句意：许多国家在空间技术方面取得了杰出的成就，比如中国。such as应放在被列举的事物之前，而for example作为插入语可以放在句首、句中或句末。namely“那就是”，用于列举出全部；and so on“诸如此类，等等”，用于列举未尽。
7．选C come by “走过；经过”；come upon“(偶然)发现；遇见”；come about“发生”；come to “谈到；达到；突然想起；苏醒”。根据句意选C。
10．选C 由答句可知第一个人非常乐意用车送第二个人去那儿，能接形容词表示“非常”之意的只有“more than”。
Ⅱ.11.选A 第一句提到“英国人在16和17世纪把英语带到了北美”，因此此处用in the following 300 years 表示“在接下来的300年里”。
12．选C “so ...that ...”引导结果状语从句，且由many可知应用so。
13．选B 由上文提到只有两个地点Great Britain和North America, 又因此处表示肯定的含义，应用both。
15．选B 由本句前面的tell可知此处用from, tell ...from ...表示“把……和……区分开”。
16．选A 由but were kept in America可知本题应该用disappeared与were kept相对应。
17．选D 此句是对but were kept in America的进一步说明。
18．选C 由but前的in different parts of America可知此处应该选择England。
19．选C 由前面的new words可知此处应该用old words。用ones代替words。
20．选A 由上文的one kind of plant可知，此处应指另外一种植物，即用another。
21．选B 在近三个世纪以来，要想表达以前不知道的事物，就必须增加词，因此应用has added。
25．选C have something to do with是固定结构，意为“与……有关系”。
28．选A 与前面的in movies, on television并列，应用from travelers, 本句表示“游客所讲的语言”。
Ⅲ.31.选A 推理判断题。从第一段中的“Be honest, do you know all the words of your mother tongue？The answer is：‘No’．” 可知，一个人既然连自己的母语的词汇都不可能全认识，那么在学习外语时，也没有必要记住所有的词汇。
32．选B 句意理解题。根据画线句子后面的一句“But you do know this phenomenon (现象) and don't think that it is because of a bad memory.”可以推知这里是在说：你一时想不起来那个词。故B项为正确答案。
33．选C 细节理解题。根据最后一段第一句“You need to learn only 2,000 or so basic words to be able to create any phrase you need.”可知C项为正确答案。
35．选B 细节理解题。根据第一段的“The purpose of the site isn't just to provide kids ... want to teach kids about ...”可看出， KarmasWorld.com主要是为儿童创建的。
36．选B 细节理解题。根据“J：Why is ‘keeping it green’important to you? K：Because if we don't keep the Earth clean, then our time here is limited (有限的)．”可知，Karma认为维持地球干净、保护环境很重要。
37．选D 推理判断题。根据Justin Bieber 对KarmasWorld.com的盛赞changing the world可知，他认为KarmasWorld.com是很有用的。
语篇解读：本文是议论文。文章是关于T.A.Barren的作品Where is Grandpa？的书评。39.选A 词义猜测题。根据第三段的“Grandpa died” 和“The little boy was sad, ... Things were hard for him”可知，爷爷的去世让小男孩悲痛欲绝。故此处devastated有“难过，悲伤”之意。
40．选D 推理判断题。文章第一段概述Where is Grandpa？的主人公经历了亲人离世的痛苦；第二、三、四段介绍了本书主人公与爷爷的关系、爷爷离世对他的影响、寻找爷爷等情节，由此可推测出本书是关于爷孙之情的故事。
41．选D 细节理解题。根据第四段的“he knew that his grandpa was still with him. He realized just how important memories can be.”可知，当小男孩听到父母的回答后，他懂得了爷爷一直活在他的记忆里。
42．选A 文章出处题。从文章第一段的“In T．A. Barren's Where is Grandpa？”和最后一段的“This story teaches me that some things in life are hard.”可以看出，本文是对T.A. Barren的作品Where is Grandpa？的评论，故本文是一篇书评。
43．选A 细节理解题。根据第一段的“The top half of this fish looks like a small horse.”可知。
44．选A 细节理解题。根据第二段的“They keep safe from other fish by hiding in plants and grasses that grow under the sea.”可知。
45．选A 细节理解题。文章第三段介绍了海马的繁殖过程。根据“Baby sea horses start out as eggs ... the female gives her mate a new set of eggs.”可知。
48．选B 细节理解题。由“We provide this service for teachers for free.”可知A项错误。由“For more details you can also send an email to ...”可知C项错误。D项很明显与广告内容不符。由“What you need to do is log on our website ...”可知B项正确。
49．选D 细节理解题。由“The tutor should be fairly flexible (灵活的) to suit his busy schedule ...”可知D项正确。
50．选D 细节判断题。由“The teacher we are looking for will be a Chinese and English speaking librarian.”可知第四则广告招聘的教师必须会汉语和英语两种语言，所以D项切题。
Ⅳ.51.what part he played in 52.is no more fit to 53.even if I told him 54.as are recommended by Peter 55.difficult was the work that 56.made full use of 57.under the president's command that 58.we (should) spend 59.because of the bad weather that 60.is based on a true story
As I progress through life, I have gradually learned that helping others brings a lot of benefits to me as well as others. Here I'd like to share what I have learned with you.
It was three years ago when I and my best friend volunteered to help the old in our community during summer vacation. We were arranged to help Mr. Zhao, who had lived alone for years. For weeks, we helped Mr. Zhao to do whatever he wanted to. In return, he proudly shared his experience of being a soldier with us. He explained Chinese history in an attractive way, which developed my interest in history. In my company, Mr. Zhao's health improved a lot. Unexpectedly, my staying with Mr. Zhao made me more optimistic about life and inspired me to study harder.