1.He is working in a factory.It ________ a half year since he ________ a college student.
A．is；was B．has been；become C．is；became D．has been；became
2.________ carefully, the mixture was bitter.
A．Tasted B．Tasting C．Taste D．To taste
3.How many of us ________， say, a meeting that is not important to us would be interested in the discussion?
A．attended B．had attended C．attending D．have attended
4．________ the general state of his health, it may take him a while to recover from pain.
A．Given B．To give C．Giving D．Having given
5．He's smiling；________ doesn't seem to have been any trouble solving the problem.
A．it B．he C．there D．that
6．If we can't afford, we shall have to ________ with fish.
A．do B．go C．eat D．deal
7．If Tom carries on working like that, he'll ________ sooner or later.
A．give out B．keep out C．hold out D．wear out
8．Which do you feel like ________ time on the train, chatting with friends or just reading something? A．to kill B．to share C．killing D．sharing
9．Who would you rather ________ you tomorrow?
A．had helped B．help C．to help D．helped
10．I'll spend my holiday in Shanghai, ________ lives my uncle。
A．who B．which C．where D．that
11．In the month, he earned as much as, if ________ than，$40,000.
A．no more B．not more C．no much D．not much
12．The first part, it seems, ________ better written than the other parts.
A．being B．to be C．is D．不填
13．If the weather is fine, we'll go.If ________， ________.
A．not；not B．no；no C．not；no D．no；not
14．You ________ pay too much attention to your reading skill, as it is so important.
A．can't B．should C．must D．needn't
15．Do you have any difficulty ________？
A．to get rid of B．getting rid of C．got rid of D．get rid of
As a teenager, I felt I was always letting people down. I was rebellious on the outside, ___16_____ on the inside I wanted people to ____17_____.
Once I left home to hitchhike to California with my friend Penelope. The trip wasn’t ___18___, and there were many times I didn’t feel safe. One situation in particular ___19____ me grateful to still be alive. When I returned home, I was different-----not so outwardly sure of myself.
I was happy to be home. But then I noticed that Penelope, who was __20____ with us, was wearing my clothes. And my ___21___ seemed to like her better than me. I wondered if I would be ___22___ if I weren’t there. I told my mom, and she explained that ___23____ Penelope was a lovely girl, no one could ___24___ me. I pointed out, “She is more patient and is neater than I have ever been.” My mom said these were wonderful __25____, but I was the only person who could fill my ___26___. She made me realize that even with my ___27_____, ------ and they were many-----I was a loved member of the family who couldn’t be replaced.
I became a searcher, ___28____ who I was and what made me unique. My ___29___ of myself was changing. I wanted a solid base to start from. I started to resist pressure to ___30____ in ways that I didn’t like any more, and I ___31___ who I really was. I came to feel much more ___32___ that no one can ever take my place.
Each of us ___33____ a unique place in the world.You are special, no matter what others say or what you may think. So _34____ about being replaced. You ____35___ be.
16.A. and B. but C. as D. for
17.A. leave B. replace C. receive D. like
18.A. easy B. hard C. fun D. long
19.A. made B. kept C. left D. forced
20.A. playing B. eating C. staying D. travelling
21.A. family B. friends C. relatives D. neighbors
22.A. loved B. mentioned C. cared D. missed
23.A. since B. as C. while D. unless
24.A. scold B. compare C. replace D. match
25.A. qualities B. girls C. people D. times
26.A. character B. role C. task D. form
27.A. faults B. advantages C. manners D. pities
28.A. looking B. looking back C. seeking out D. giving up
29.A. picture B. view C. sense D. idea
30.A. think B. learn C. change D. act
31.A. hated B. celebrated C. wished D. expected
32.A. sure B. doubtful C. happy D. lonely
33.A. takes B. catches C. seizes D. holds
34.A. talk B. forget C. care D. argue
35.A. mustn’t B. shouldn’t C. can’t D. needn’t
It’s interesting that technology often works as a servant for us, yet frequently we become a servant to it. Email is a useful tool but many feel controlled by this new tool. The average business person is getting about 80 emails per day and many feel that about 80% of the messages in their box are of little or no value.
So, I have four suggestions to help you to become better at “Erasing Email”
1.get off the lists. The best way to deal with a problem is to never have it. If you are receiving a lot of unwanted emails, ask to be removed from the various lists. This would include your inclusion in unwanted lists.
2. “unlisted address”. Just as you keep an unlisted telephone number that you share only with those whom you want to have direct access to , you might want to get a separate email address only for the important communications you wish to receive.
3.check it once or twice per day. Many I speak with are becoming chained to their email server, monitoring incoming email continuously. Maybe this is because email creates its own sense of urgency, but most of the communications are not all that urgent. I respond to them a couple of times per day.
4. deal with it. As you open each email, do one of the following:
a. if it requires a quick response, respond to it and delete it.
b. if it requires a response but is not the best use of your time, try to find someone else to do it.
c. if it is going to take any serious amount of time to respond, schedule it for action in your day planner and then download the message, save it, or print it out for future action.
I personally receive about 250 emails per day and by practising the suggestions above, I can handle that volume in about an hour, taking advantage of this fantastic tool but not being controlled by it to make sure I’m doing more important tasks in my day.
36. If you get unwanted emails, the best you can do is to_______.
A.make a list of them B.put them into unwanted lists
C. send them to a special address D. ask to be deleted from different lists
37. For the important communications, the writer suggests that you ______.
A. have a direct access for them B. have several email servers for them
C. get a separate email address for them D. get an unlisted phone number for them
38. To avoid being chained by the incoming emails, what you can do is to______.
A. respond urgent ones only B. reply to all of them at the same time
C.handle them a couple of times daily D. keep replying to emails all day long
39. To deal with an email you get, you can do the following except_______.
A. responding right away if it’s urgent
B. downloading every email before you reply
C. scheduling it for later reply if it takes much time
D. asking someone else to reply to it if it’s not at your convenience
In Britain and other countries, young people sometimes take a gap year, a year off between high school and college. This idea never gained a big following in America. Recent news reports have suggested that interest may be growing , though there are no official numbers.
Charles Deacon, Dean of Admissions at Georgetown University in Washington, DC estimate that in the current first-year class of 1600 students, only about 25 decided to take a year off. He says this number hasn’t changed much over the years.
Mr.Deacon says the most common reason for taking a gap year is to have a chance to travel, but he says inernational students may take a gap year to meet requirements at home for military duty.
Some high school graduates see a year off as a chance to recover after twelve years of required education, but it can also give students a chance to explore their interests. Students hoping to be doctors, for example, could learn about the profession by volunteering in a hospital. .
Many colleges and universities support gap-year projects by permitting students to delay their admission. Experts say students can grow emotionally and intellectually as they work at something they enjoy.
The Harvard admissions office has an essay on its Web site called “Time Out or Burn Out for the Next Generation.” It praises the idea of taking time off to step back, think and enjoy gaining life experiences outside the pressure of studies. It also notes that students are sometimes admitted to Harvard or other colleges partly because they did something unusual with that time.
Of couse, a gap year is not for everyone. Students might miss their friends who go on directly to college , and parents might worry that their children will decide not to go to college once they take time off. Another concern is money. A year off, away from home, can be costly.
Holly Bull’s job is to specialize in helping students plan their gap year. She notes that several books have been written about this subject. She says these books along with media attention and the availability of information on the Internet have increased inerest in the idea of a year off, and she points out that many gap-year programs cost far less than a year of college.
40. What is the passage mainly about?
A. If you want to go to an American university, take a gap year first.
B. More and more American students are choosing to take a year off.
C. It is likely that taking a gap year is becoming popular in America.
D. Americans hold different opinions towards students taking a gap year.
41. How many reasons for students’ taking a gap year are mentioned in passage?
A. 2 B. 3 C. 4 D. 5
42. The esssay “time out or burn out for the next generation” suggests that________.
A. every student must take a gap year before applying for a famous university
B. some famous universities encouage students to gain more life experiences
C. taking a gap year can make students free from life learning
D. the stress of studies does harm to the students’ health .
43.What can we learn from the passage?
A. Charles Deacon doesn’t support the idea of the students’ taking a gap year
B. Books and media have contributed to the students’ inerest in school learning
C. Parents might disagree with the program, concerned about their children’s future.
D. Experts agree taking a year off will benefit the students emotionally and physically.
More surprising, perhaps, than the current difficulties of traditioanal marriage is the fact that marriage itself is alive and thriving(兴盛)。As Skolnick notes, Americans are marrying people----relative to Europeans, more of us marry and we marry at a younger age. Moreover, after a decline in the early 1970s, the rate of marriage in the United States is now increasing. Even the divorce rate needs to be taken in this pro-marriage context: some 80percent of divorced individuals remarry. Thus, marriage remains, by far, the preferred way of life for the vast majority of people in our society.
What has changed more than marriage is the nuclear family. Twenty-five years ago, the typical American family consisted of a husband, a wife and two or three children. Now, there are many marriages in which couples have decided not to have any children. And there are many marriages where at least some of the children are from the wife’s previous marriage, or the husband’s, or both. Sometimes these children spend all their time with one parent from the former marriage; sometimes they are shared between the two former spouses.
Thus, one can find the very type of family arrangement. There are marriages without children; marriages with children from only the present marriage; marriages with full time children from the present marriage and part time children from former marriages. These are stepfathers, stepmothers, half-brothers, and half-sisters. It is not all the unusual for a child to have four parents and eight grandparents! There are enormous changes from the traditional nuclear family. But even so, even in the midst of all this, one thing remains constant: most Americans spend most of their adult lives married.
44. By calling Americans marrying people the author means that________.
A. more of Americans, as compared with Eroupeans, prefer marriage and they accept it at a younger ate.
B. Americans expect more out of marriage than Europeans
C. there are more married couples in USA than in Europe
D. Americans are more traditional than Europeans.
45. Which of the following can be presented as the picture of today’s American families?
A. A typical American family consists of only a husband and a wife.
B. Many types of family arrangements have become socially acceptable.
C. Americans prefer to have more kids than before.
D. There are no nuclear families any more.
46.Even though great changes have taken place in the structure of American families_______.
A. the functions of marriage remain unchanged
B. most Americans prefer a second marriage
C. the vast majority of Americans still have faith in marriage
D. marriage is still enjoyed by all Americans.
Trapped on the 37th Floor
Melinda Skaar wasn’t expecting any phone calls. Skaar was working late in her office at the First Internet bank of California. By 10:45 that night she was almost ready to go home when the phone rang.
Picking it up, she heard a guard shouting. There is a fire! Get out of there.
Skaar didn’t panic. She figured that it was just a small fire. Her office building was huge. There were 62 floors and her desk was on the 37th floor.
Skaar called out to office mate Stephen Oksas, who also stayed late to work. But when they got out to the hallway, they were met by a cloud of black smoke. Rushing back, Skaar shut the door and filled the space at the bottom of the door with her jacket to keep the smoke out.
Then they called 911. before they could call their families, however, the line went dead. That meant that they were completely cut off from the outside world. All they could do was wait and hope someone would come to rescue them.
Minutes ticked by. Smoke began to float into the office. Soon it became hard for them to breathe.
Looking around, Skaar noticed a small workroom. It seemed to have cleaner air. So they crowed there. That helped for a while, but in time even the workroom was filled with deadly smoke.
Hopeless, they tried to break the windows, but the glass was not breakable. Everything they threw at just bounced back.
Defeated, they struggled back to the workroom. They felt weak and dizzy. Soon Skaar found Oksas had passed out.
Skaar and Oksas knew they were lucky to be alive. Sunday is my birthday, Skaar told a reporter. She would be turning 29. but she knew she had already got the best present possible----the gift of life.
47. What did Skaar and Oksas do where were stopped by the fire?
A. They called their families.
B. They waited where they were.
C.They tried to run down the stairs.
D.They rushed back and shut the door.
48. The first sentence of the passage is to__________.
A. introduce Skaar
B. get the reader’s attention
C. explain the cause of the event
D. tell the background information
49. The following helped Skaar and Oksas survive the fire except_________.
A. calling 911 for help
B. breaking the windows to get some fresh air
C. crowding in a small workroom for clean air
D. shutting the door and keeping the smoke out with a jacket
50. What can we conclude from Skaar’s action in the fire?
A. She is cleverer than Oksas.
B. She was trained as a firefighter.
C. She remained calm in the face of danger.
D. She had had the experience of being caught in fire. .
Some experts feel that the automobile is to "die"．They see a day in the not-too-distant future when all autos will be abandoned and allowed to become rotten iron and steel rubbish． 51 They think that the car will remain a leading means of urban travel in the near
52 It should become smaller, safer, and more money-saving, and should not be powered by the petrol engine．The car of the future should be far more pollution-free than present types．
Regardless of its power source, the auto in the future will still be the main problem in urban traffic jam． 53
When the auto enters the freeway system, a retractable arm, which can be moved inwards or backwards, will drop from the auto and touch a rail that is similar to the subway trains electrically powered from the system, and control of the vehicle will pass to a central computer． 54
The driver will use a telephone to dial instructions about his destination into the system．The computer will calculate the best route, and reserve space for the car all the way to the correct exit from the freeway．_55_ It is guessed that an automated freeway will be able to handle 10,000 vehicles per hour, compared with the 1．500 to 2,000 vehicles that can be carried by a present-day freeway．
A．Other authorities, however, think the auto is here to stay．
B．The computer will then monitor all of the car's movements．
C．One proposed solution to this problem is the automated freeway system．
D．Experts have different views on what role autos will play in the near future．
E．The motorcar will undoubtedly change significantly over the next 30 years,
F．Drivers in the freeway system can sit back and do nothing but control the direction．
G．The driver will then be free to relax and wait for the sound speaker that will warn him of his coming exit．
When we had our class, our psychology teacher would take any liquid medicine from a tiny bottle. This touched the whole classes. We thought that he should ask for leave and stayed at home for a rest, so he came to each class on time. Therefore, all of us studied psychology hard than we did any other subject. In the end of that term, we told him that how much we appreciated him. We were so worrying about her health that we asked him what disease he got and what medicine he took. With satisfied smile, he said, “I’m quite all right and it’s a bottle of tea.
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