A. 充分非必要条件 B. 必要非充分条件
C. 充要条件 D. 既不充分也不必要条件
A. 相切 B. 相交
C. 相切或相离 D. 相交或相切
盐 城 市 第 一 中 学
1. What is the woman most probably wearing?
A. A blue T-shirt. B. A red T-shirt. C. A white T-shirt.
2. Where are the man and the woman now?
A. At an airport. B. At a railway station. C. At a bus station.
3. What do we learn from the conversation?
A. The man doesn’t think his daughter will get a business degree.
B. The man advises his daughter to think carefully before making her decision.
C. The man insists that his daughter should carry on her studies in science and business.
4. How long will the man stay in the hotel?
A. Four days. B. Five days. C. Six days.
5. What is the boy doing?
A. He is doing nothing. B. He is drawing pictures of a tree.
C. He is damaging the skin of a tree with a knife.
6. Why does the woman want to read the paper?
A. Sunday papers are interesting.
B. She is only interested in Sunday papers.
C. She has some free time only on Sunday.
7. What information is the woman going to read?
A. News about women. B. News about some food.
C. News about her business.
8. Which of the two speakers got a job?
A. The man. B. The woman C. Neither.
9. What did the woman think of the waiting list?
A. It was hardly of any use. B. It was of great importance.
C. It provided a great opportunity.
10. What did the woman mean by saying “ we’re a couple of successes”?
A. She got a good job. B. She was trying to laugh off her sorrows.
C. She got comfortable from the job interviewer.
11. Why didn’t the man get a job in the dress shop?
A. He didn’t apply for the job at all.
B. He didn’t have the experience needed.
C. Too many people were waiting to get a job there.
12. Where did the man plan to spend his 5-day holiday?
13. Why is
A. Because it’s full of museums and old restaurants.
B. Because cathedral in it are all still great and splendid.
C. Because most of its old buildings are quite well preserved.
14. What do we know about the Barcelona Hotel from the conversation?
A. The food is cheap. B. Some expensive food is served here.
C. It’s one of traditional hotels in the
15. Who can Linda most probably be?
A. A friend of the man’s.
B. The man’s manager.
C. The woman’s manager.
16. Why did
Linda go to
A. She was on holiday. B. She suddenly fell ill.
C. She had to go and take the place of her manager for three days.
17. What are the two speakers going to do tonight?
A. To leave for
C. To take the manager’s office.
18. Why were the people asked to leave the building?
A. A shopping bag was found to give off harmful gas.
B. Something explosive was discovered then.
C. A fire caused by cigarettes broke out.
19. What were the people asked to do while leaving there?
A. To move away under the guidance of the attendants.
B. To hold the elder and disabled people firmly.
C. To go anywhere as quickly as possible.
20. Where may we hear this announcement?
A. In a theatre. B. At an airport.
C. In a supermarket.
21. Accounting is described as ______ science of classifying, recording, and reporting ______ important financial events.
A. a; the B. a; 不填 C. 不填; 不填 D. 不填; the
22. I haven’t read _______of his books, but judging from the one I have read I think he’s a very promising writer.
A. any B. none C. both D. either
23. Fred the driving test. Let’s have a little party to congratulate him on his success.
A. had passed B. has passed C. is passing D. will be passing
24. ―What field will her son go into after graduation from
―I’m not quite certain, but he _______ a good interpreter of French.
A. promises B. turns C. makes D. proves
25.______ is known to us all is that the old scientist still works very hard in his eighties.
A. As B. What C. It D. Which
26. It’s difficult a question. I need more time to think it over.
A. so, quite B. too, rather C. very, rather D. too, fairly
27. I, together with Mr.
Smith went to
A. in B. to C. over D. of
28. Hard work and lack of sleep has her beauty and youth in recent years.
A. tried out B. made out C. sent out D. worn out
29. ―The cloth is of good quality, and well.
― But the washing machine wouldn’t start this morning.
A. washes B. washed C. is washed D. will be washed
30. If you feel tired and sick of fat food, that is, in my opinion, ______ you have to go to the hospital for a medical examination.
A. how B. whether C. when D. that
31. I in a comfortable office now if I had devoted more energies to my study at college.
A. would sit B. should sit C. am sitting D. would be sitting
32. _______ your essay carefully before you hand it in, and you can surely avoid some mistakes.
A. Having checked B. As long as you check C. Check D. While checking
33. ______ just an hour’s ride from our
A. Locating B. Having located C. Located D. To be located
34. ―If only there were no examinations!
― We all need more rest .
A．Why do you think so ? B．For what ?
C．I don’t think so . D．I couldn’t agree more .
35. We had to be patient because it _______ some time before we got the full result.
A. would be B. was C. has been D. had been
What are you waiting for? Live life to the fullest. We are not promised tomorrow, so enjoy today.
We believe that life will be 36 after we get married, have a baby, then another. Then we are discouraged that the kids aren’t 37 enough and we’ll be more pleased when they are. After that, we’re discouraged that we have teenagers to 38 We will certainly be happy when they are out of that young stage. We tell ourselves that our 39 will be complete when we get a nicer car, when we have our 40 house, when we are able to go on a nice vacation, when we retire(退休), when we win the lottery.
The 41 is, there’s no better time to be happy than right now. If not now, 42 ? Your life will always be filled with challenges. It’s best to admit this to yourself and decide to be 43 right now.
So, 44 every moment that you have. Recognize that each 45 you take is a gift and be 46 . Remember that time waits for no one. So stop 47 until you finish school, until you go back to 48 , until you lose weight, until you have 49 leave the house, until you start work, until you retire, until you get 50 ,until you get divorced（离婚）, until Friday night, until Sunday morning, until you get a new car or home, until your car or home is 51 , until spring, until summer, until fall, until winter, until you’ve had a drink, until you 52 , until you are born again----to decide, that there is 53 better time than right now to be happy…
Happiness is a(n) 54 , not a purpose. So, work like you don’t need 55 , love like you’ve never been hurt, and dance like no one’s watching.
36. A. harder B. better C. prettier D. worse
37. A. young B. clever C. strong D. old
38. A. deal with B. look at C. take over D. grow up
39. A. work B. condition C. life D. society
40. A. hope B. wish C. dream D. love
41. A. business B. truth C. matter D. difficulty
42. A. when B. why C. where D. how
43. A. active B. healthy C. comfortable D. happy
44. A. treasure B. admit C. grasp D. consider
45. A. step B. breath C. action D. measure
46. A. helpful B. meaningful C. thankful D. wonderful
47. A. worrying B. keeping C. wondering D. waiting
48. A. school B. work C. club D. army
49. A. brothers B. kids C. sisters D. classmates
50. A. fired B. paid C. satisfied D. married
51. A. used up B. broken up C. paid off D. taken over
52. A. die B. succeed C. fail D. grow
53. A. little B. far C. always D. no
54. A. idea B. journey C. future D. fact
55. A. rest B. money C. comfort D. support
seven people during a raid on an apartment in southern England, bringing to
Policemen determined to prevent further attacks also were probing(调查) possible ties between two of the bombing suspects(嫌犯) and Saudi Arabia, British newspapers reported. Police were searching for anyone who may have directed the attackers and built the explosives.
the six men and one woman during a search of two buildings in Brighton, on the
southern coast, said a police spokeswoman, speaking on condition of anonymity(匿名) because her department does not
allow her to give her name. So far, 18 people have been arrested in
She said police believed there were more people who were involved in the July 21 attacks, in which four bombs partly exploded, and the deadly July 7 suicide bombings.
Both attacks targeted three subway trains and a double-decker bus. All the July 7 attackers were believed dead; police have arrested four suspects who they believed planted the explosives July 21.
“It’s extremely likely that there will be other people involved in harboring suspects and making the plans,” the spokeswoman said.
were being interrogated(审问) in London in relation to the failed July 21 attempts, police said.
56. The two bombings aimed at ______.
C. subway trains and buses D.
57. According to the passage ______ people
have been arrested by police in
A. 18 B.
58.The underlined word “harboring” means ______.
A. protecting someone who has done something wrong
B. giving lots of money to suspects
C. helping someone making bombs
D. punishing someone who has done something wrong
59. It can be concluded from the passage that all the attackers in the July 7 and July 21 ______.
A. have been dead B. have managed to escape
C. haven’t been arrested D. were from Britain and Italy
Hitting your smallest toe on the edge of a large piece of furniture in the middle of the night.
Missing the bus at 11:30 at night in the rain without an umbrella.
Having bad breath while talking to a beautiful woman. You pretend not to understand something in order to make a joke, and instead people think you really are stupid.
You have a great idea, and have just finished telling everyone about it when someone brings up a point that makes you look like an idiot.
You throw something away that you haven’t used for three years, and the next week you discover you really need it.
You borrow something and forget to return it for so long you find yourself wondering which is worse----to give it back and be embarrassed, or pretend to forget and hope the owner forgets too.
Somebody finds your diary and reads it.
Someone who knows you but hasn’t seen you in years comes over and starts a conversation, but you have no idea who the person is.
You tell someone a lie, and they catch you out red-handed(当场).
You gather the attention of everyone present and make the announcement, “I forgot what I was going to say.”
You walk into a room and forget why you went there.
Carrying a bag of rubbish in one hand and your car keys in the other, you throw away your car keys and start walking toward the car with the bag of rubbish still in your hand.
You turn to look at your watch with a glass of milk in your hand and it spills on the floor.
You stand in line for 10 minutes to buy something, then you write a check and realize you left your ID at home.
You cut yourself, but, since it doesn’t hurt, you don’t realize it until blood gets over everything.
You say, “Oh, look at all the beautiful rain we’re having,” then go home to find that your roof has leaked all over your things.
When someone calls you for information and makes you wait while they find a pen.
60. The author wrote the passage ______.
A. to tell some unpleasant situations we might meet in daily life
B. to tell us unpleasant experiences in life
C. to warn us to avoid bad luck
D. to list the worst experiences everyone hates
61. When do you feel embarrassed because of borrowing something?
A. Not knowing whether to borrow it or not. B. Waiting for its owner to forget it.
C. Failing to give it back long after it is borrowed. D. Pretending to forget it.
62. What’s your exact feeling when you forget what you wanted to say?
A. Sorrow. B. Shame. C. Pity. D. Pain.
63. Which situation mentioned in the passage might make you angry?
A. You walk into a room and forget why you went there.
B. You throw something away that you haven’t used for three years, and the next week you discover you really need it.
C. When someone calls you for information and makes you wait while they find a pen.
D. You tell someone a lie, and they catch you out red-handed.
Are the British people Europeans? This may seem a strange question to Africans and Asians, who tend to think of all white men as Europeans. But the British, when they are in Britain, do not regard themselves as Europeans. The Europeans, to them, are those rather excitable foreigners from the other side of the English Channel, who have never learnt how to speak English. Europe is “the Continent”: a place full of interest for English tourists, but also the source of almost all the wars in which Britain has ever been involved. Thus, although geographically speaking Britain is a part of Europe, yet the fact that it is a separate island has made its people feel very, very insular(具岛国性的). They feel, and in many ways are, different from the rest of Europe, and they sometimes annoy continental nations by failing to support them, or even to understand them, in time of need.
Where did the British people come from? This is an extraordinary interesting question, since they are a mixture of many different races, and all these races invaded Britain at various times from Europe. Nobody knows very much about Britain before the Romans came during the first century B.C, but there had been at least three invasions before that. The first of these was by a dark-haired Mediterranean race called Iberians. The other two were by Celtic tribes: first the Gaels, whose descendants(后裔) are the modern Scots and Irish, some of whom still speak the Gaelic language; and secondly the Britons, who gave their name to the whole island of Britain. These were the people whom the Romans conquered. The Romans gave the Britons a good deal of civilization, but they never settled in Britain in very large numbers, so the British race survived until the overthrow of the Roman Empire by the “barbarians”, i.e. the numerous Germanic tribes which overran the whole of Western Europe.
64. The purpose of the passage is to _______.
A. talk about Europeans
B. discus the origin of British people
C. argue for the superiority of British people
D. compare the Europeans with Africans and Asians
65. It can be known from the passage that ______.
A. most people think white people are Europeans
B. there are many Africans and Asians living in Europe
C. white men are Europeans in the eyes of Africans and Asians
D. the British people think of themselves as Europeans
66. It can be inferred from the passage that ______.
A. Europeans are those who are unable to speak English
B. those who invaded Britain came from the other side of the English Channel
C. Britain is a place full of interest for those excitable foreigners
D. Britain is the source of almost all the wars in Europe
67. Why do the British people feel insular?
A. They are different from those people in the Continent.
B. They sometimes fail to support the continent countries in time of need.
C. They are separated geographically from the Continent.
D. They are considered difficult to understand.
68. Which of the following is most likely to be discussed after this passage?
A. The Germanic tribes which invaded Britain.
B. The civilization the Romans gave Britain.
C. The Romans who did not settle in Britain.
D. The survival of the British people in the first century B.C.
Please be advised that Nairobi like any other city has a security and crime problem. However, if you observe the following simple guidelines you will stay safe and have a trouble-free traveling:
1. Do not wear a money belt. This makes you an instant target.
2. Camera of all kinds are a favorite with snatchers. Feel free to use them within the Starehe Campus and the hotel grounds but not in the streets.
3. Ladies handbags are also a regular snatch. Avoid carrying one, and if you must, be alert and hold on to it tightly.
4. Jewelry and even glasses with valuable frames are also often targeted. Bear this in mind.
5. When in a vehicle keep the doors always locked, and the windows slightly open----especially at traffic lights, junctions and in slow moving traffic.
6. Beware of street children, their begging often quickly transforms into something more unpleasant.
7. Stay with the main party all the time and avoid wandering off on you own.
8. Finally the best defense is to be alert at all times and conscious of your environment.
Should you have any problem, query or need help at any hour of the day or night, call any of the following and they will do their best for you:
69. This selection must be delivered by ______.
A. the organizer of the traveling party B. the police of the Nairobi Airport
C. the Nairobi city government D. Kennedy Hongo, a detective
70. After reading this notice, visitors to Nairobi might gain an impression that ______.
A. Fred Okono and his fellow workmates are very kind and helpful
B. Nairobi is a large city which is very developed
C. the crime problem is very serious in the city of Nairobi
D. they should not have paid a visit to Nairobi, and should buy a ticket back immediately
71. The notice tells us that ______.
A. something unpleasant could happen to you if you use a camera during the trip
B. ladies must not wear a handbag or any jewelry
C. in the hotels of Nairobi, it might be dangerous to stay in a single room
D. everything will be OK if you always watch out and are clear about the surroundings
When I asked my daughter which item she would keep: the phone, the car, the cooker, the computer, the TV, or her boyfriend; she said “the phone”. Personally, I could do without the phone entirely, which makes me unusual, because the telephone is changing our lives more than any other piece of technology.
Point1 The telephone creates the need to communicate, in the same way that more roads create more traffic. My daughter comes home from school at 4:00 p.m. and then spends an hour on the phone talking to the very people she has been at school with all day. If the phone did not exist, would she have anything to talk about?
Point 2 The mobile phone means that we are never alone. “The mobile saved my life,” says Crystal Johnstone. She had an accident in her Volvo on the A45 between Otley and Skipton. Trapped inside, she managed to make a call that brought the ambulance to her rescue.
Point 3 The mobile removes our secret. It allows marketing manager of Haba Deutsch, Carl Nicolaisen, to ring his sales staff all round the world at any time of day to ask where they are, where they are going, and how their last meeting went.
Point 4 The telephone separates us. Antonella Bramante in Rome says, “We worked in separate offices but I could see him through the window. It was easy to get his number. We were so near---but we didn’t meet for the first two weeks!”
Point 5 The telephone allows us to reach out beyond our own lives. Today we can talk to several complete strangers at the same time on chat lines (at least my daughter does. I wouldn’t know what to talk about). We can talk across the world. We can even talk to astronauts (if you know any) while they are spacewalking. And, with the phone line hooked up to the computer, we can connect the Internet, the biggest library on Earth.
72. How do you understand “Point1 The telephone creates the need to communicate,…”?
A. People don’t communicate if there is no telephone.
B. People communicate because of the creating of the telephone.
C. People communicate more since telephone has been created.
D. People communicate more because of more traffic.
73. Which of the following best shows people’s attitude towards mobile phones?
A. Mobile phones help people deal with the emergency.
B. Mobile phones bring convenience as well as little secret to people.
C. Mobile phones are so important that they should be encouraged.
D. Mobile phones are part of people’s life.
74. It is possible to talk to complete strangers if you want through ______.
A. the TV screen B. a fax machine
C. the phone line hooked up to the computer D. a microphone
75. The best title for this passage is ______.
A. Phone Power B. Kinds of phone
C. How to Use Phones D. Advantage of Phones
This was a very dull Sunday. There being nothing to 76.
do, so Lynne invited Liu Ming and I to go shopping. 77.
Though I don’t like shopping, but I have to buy 78.
something to my relatives and friends, so I gladly 79.
got into her car. Beside, I really did buy some 80.
things. Then we drive to the airport of Manchester to 81.
see the planes taking off and landing, that was really 82.
exciting. After that we also visited several bookshops, 83.
where it is said there are many second hand book to 84.
sell. But unfortunately the price was still expensive. 85.
3. 参考词汇 water-melon(西瓜)
1. What time is the woman’s flight?
A. 1:30 p.m. B. 12:30 p.m. C. 12:15 p.m.
2. What are the speakers talking about?
A. A figure. B. A computer. C. A friend.
3. What can we learn from the conversation?
A. The bicycle is new.
B. The bicycle is parked outside.
C. The bicycle is being repaired.
4. Why is the woman trying to call David?
A. To tell him they are busy.
B. To invite him to go to the movies.
C. To ask him a question about movies.
5. Where are the two speakers now?
A. In the elevator.
B. In the man’s office.
C. In the Lost and Found office.
6. What does the man order?
A. He ordered a cup of tea and a couple of hot dogs.
B. He ordered a cup of coffee, and a couple of hamburgers.
C. He ordered a cup of hot chocolate and a couple of doughnuts.
7. What kind of taste does the man like?
A. All the 24 different kinds of taste.
B. The old fashion ones.
C. Any ones.
8．What is the relationship between the woman and the man?
A. An air hostess and a passenger.
B. A waitress and a customer.
C. A shop assistant and a customer.
9. Where may the man put his bag?
A. He may put it on the rack.t
B. He may put it on his seat.
C. He may put it under his seat.
10. Where does the woman want to go?
11. How can the woman find her hotel?
A. She needs to take the subway and get off at the 59th street.
B. She needs to turn right and walk three blocks.
C. She needs to turn left and walk three blocks.
12. Where does the conversation take place?
A. In the subway.
B. On the street. C. In
13. What are the speakers talking about?
A. A Trip to
14. Where will they stay in
A. At a hotel. B. At a friend’s house. C. In the open air.
15. How long will it take to go to
A. About four hours. B. About five hours. C. About six hours.
16. How many people will pay for the expenses besides the man?
A. Three. B. Four. C. Five.
17. What is the instructor describing now?
A. A single term. x
B. The workbook for the lab course.
C. A piece of equipment.
18. What is the instructor’s main point?
A. Homework must be handed in on time in the biology lab.
B. The students will be able to make choices about the lab work.
C. A great deal of equipment is available in their school.
19. Why can we work on the “Activities” our own way?
A. Because the activities take less time.
B. Because there are full instructions for the activities.
C. Because there are no detailed instructions for the activities.
20. When would this talk most probably be given?
A. At the beginning of the term.
B. At the end of the term.
C. After the first lab lesson.
21. Beyond _________stars, Fei Jun-long, the Chinese astronaut, saw nothing but_____ space.
A. 不填; the B. the; 不填 C. 不填；不填 D. the; the
22．―Dad, I’m confused what I am going to do after graduation.
―You’d better first explore your talents and get to know yourself so as to find out_________ your real interests lie.
A. what B. where C. in which D. how
23. Since her childhood, she has always tried her best to _______ her ideals.
A. live with B. live up to C. live through D. live on
24.________ I admire him as a writer, I do not like him as a man.
A. As though B. As much C. Much as D. Little as
25. The ________ look I her face suggested that the ________ it before.
A. surprising; wouldn’t know B. surprised; hadn’t known
C. surprising; hadn’t known D. surprised; shouldn’t know
26. He would never have got the job, ________ for the fact that his father had great influence over the company.
A. had it not been B. it had not been
C. it were not D. were it not
27. It is not how much you read but ________ you read __________ counts.
A. that; that B. that; what C. what; that D. which; what
28.―Guess what! I came across an old friend at the English evening last nigh.
―________ I’m sure you had a wonderful time together.
A. Sounds good! B. Very well. C. How nice! D. All right.
29. I was thinking of going to see John when who______ appear but John himself!
A. should B. shall C. must D. will
30. They expect us to do whatever they want ______ painting, decorating and repairs.
A. on the way to B. by way of C. out of the way D. in the way of
31. Rather than ________ up his marriage, he told his wife everything.
A. to risk to break B. to risk breaking C. risk to break D. risk breaking
32. The man’s first two ______ paintings are now on exhibition in the museum.
A. little red oil B. red little oil C. oil red little D. little oil red
33.―Tom, what would you like to eat, some beef?
―Mom, anything __________ beef. You know, I dislike beef.
A. but B. like C. than D. with
34. Our monitor ______ you more help, even though he was very busy.
A. may give B. may have given C. might give D. might have given
35.―Has Billy finished his homework today?
―I have idea. He _________ it this morning.
A. would do B. was doing C. has done D. had done
The lady with the white fence taught me to leave the gate to life open…
When my husband
died of a brain disease, I became very angry. Life was not 36 . I hated being alone. One day, as I was
37 down a busy street in town, I suddenly noticed a new fence, which was
being set up
“Hello!” I shouted and 43 at her. “Well, hello!” She stood up and wiped her hands in the apron. “I―I came to see the fence. It is so beautiful!” I said.
“The fence is
not there for my 44 ,” the lady explained to me in 45 voice. “I
live alone. But so many people drive by every day, and I thought they
“ 48 weren’t you sad when they expanded the road and everything changed so much?” I asked.
Her reply 49 my
life. “Change is a part of life and takes part in
I carefully left
the gate 52 and drove on with a new feeling inside me. I could not 53
what it was, but I could feel the thick stone wall around my angry heart
breaking off. And
36. A. fair B. unhappy C. successful D. unknown
37. A. walking B. driving C. wandering D. running
38. A. near B. beside C. around D. in
39. A. pulled down B. pulled off C. pulled through D. pulled out
40. A. welled B. dried C. took D. kept
41. A. put B. tear C. send D. carry
42. A. felt B. tasted C. sounded D. smelled
43. A. looked B. stared C. waved D. glared
44. A. sake
45. A. an angry B. a frightened C. a doubted D. have to
46. A. ought to B. should C. might D. have to
47. A. Everyone B. Nobody C. A few D. Few
48. A. So B. But C. Thus D. Though
49. A. gave B. changed C. charged D. cost
50. A. making B. leaving C. finding D. catching
51. A. better B. bitter C. best D. worst
52. A. open B. closed C. broken D. locked
53. A. discuss B. speak C. talk D. tell
54. A. unfortunately B. besides C. surprisingly D. instead
55. A. position B. way C. route D. method
Thu, 24 Nov 2005 9:
Harold Pinter will not collect his Nobel Prize for Literature on Dec. 10 as planned because of health reasons.
The playwright was due
to travel to
The dramatist, who has been recovering from cancer of the esophagus(食道), will however still deliver his planned lecture to she Swedish Academy on Dec.7, which is due to be broadcast live to British television audiences.
Pinter is the first British playwright to win the Nobel Prize, worth $ 1.3 million. In recognition of both the award and his 75th birthday, a starry cast(党员阵容)of leading British actors is to perform a reading Pinter’s Celebration.
The event will
be presented by the Gate Theatre Dublin at
Directed by Alan Stanford, the cast includes Sinead Cusack , Janie Dee, Michael Gambon, Jeremy Irons, Stephen Rea, Charles Dance and Penelope Wilton.
For the reading of Celebration Gambon and Graham will take on the roles of the hard men and brothers Lambert and Matt who are married to two sisters, Julie and Prue, played by Wilton and Cusack respectively.
Set in a
Celebration received its world premiere(首演)at the Almeida in 2000 when it was directed by the author and presented along with the dramatist’s first play The Room, written 43 years earlier.
56. Which of the following statements is NOT mentioned?
Harold Pinter will not travel to
Stephen Page will travel to
C. Pinter is the first British to win the Nobel Rrize.
play Celebration is set in a
57. Harold Pinter wrote his first play The Room when he was__________.
58. The part Penelope Wilton will play in Celebration is ________.
A. Lambert B. Matt C. Julie D. Prue
59. What would be the best title for the passage?
A. Pinter will not attend this year’s Nobel Prize Ceremony.
B. Celebration is to be performed by a of leading British actors.
C. Pinter will still deliver his planned lecture to the
D. Celebration received its world premiere at the Almeida in 2000.
When a 20-pound turkey emerged from the kitchen at a weekend dress rehearsal(排演)for Thanksgiving dinner, about two cozen Chinese immigrants pulled out their digital cameras and took pictures.
“Wah!” exclaimed several.
“It’s cooked so well,” said Wilson Goh. “Under the light, it’s very pretty.”
Sponsored(赞助)by the Chinese American Etiquette Association, the event addressed the typical American holiday’s traditions, which often baffle new immigrants.
“The great thing is that immigrants come and adopt these holidays
and traditions and also change them,” said Noah Pickus , a professor of ethics
and public policy at
Jane Leu, director of Upwardly Global, a
“Most don’t know that it is actually a celebration of getting
through the first year in
Many immigrants do adopt the holiday after they arrive in the
Cherie M. Querol Moreno, 52, of
“The spirit of the holiday lives in each wave of settlers that
arrives and enriches this country with their culture and traditions,” said
60. The Chinese American Etiquette Association is most probably an organization which______.
helps new immigrants from
teaches new immigrants from
C. helps Chinese immigrant professionals rebuild their careers
D. studies American identity
61. From the passage, we can infer that______.
A. the two dozen Chinese immigrants took pictures excitedly
B. people usually get up late on a day off
C. immigrants don’t like to adopt American holidays and traditions
D. for many
immigrants, Thanksgiving is actually a celebration of getting through the first
62. The underlined word “baffle” can be best replaced by ________.
A. surprise B. satisfy C. frighten D. puzzle
63. From the text, we know that
A. don’t like t serve turkey at Thanksgiving dinner
B. are celebrating Thanksgiving to get through the first year in
C. adopt American holidays and traditions and also change them
D. want to honor only their native
Yellowstone National Park is at high altitude(海拔).Most of the park is above 7,500 feet (2,275 meters).
A sunny warm day may become fiercely stormy with wind, rain, sleet and sometimes snow. Without enough clothing, an easy day hike or boat trip can turn into a battle for survival.
Seasonal Weather Information
Cold and snow continue into May, although
temperatures gradually climb. Early in spring, daytime temperatures average in the 40s to 50s; by late May and June, they may reach the 60s and 70s. Nighttime lows fall below freezing.
Daytime temperatures are usually in the 70s, occasionally reaching the 80s in the lower elevations(高度).Nights are cool, temperatures may drop in the 40s and 30s ―sometimes even the 20s. June can be cool and rainy; July and August tend to be somewhat drier, although afternoon thundershowers are common.
Weather can be pleasant, although temperatures average 10-20 degrees lower than summer readings. Nighttime lows can fall into the teens and lower. Snowstorms increase in frequency as the weeks go by or towards the end of the fall season.
Temperatures often stay near zero throughout the day, occasionally reaching high in the 20s. Subzero nighttime lows are common. Annual snowfall averages nearly 150 inches in most of the park. At higher places, 200-400 inches of snow have been recorded.
author writes this passage most probably for those who plan to ________ in
A. do research work B. take a business trip
C. have sports games D. Spend their holidays or take a tour
of the following best describes
A. Yellowstone’s weather is generally changeable and it snows most of the year.
B. It’s neither too hot in summer nor too cold in winter.
C. Weather in fall is pleasant and temperatures never fall below freezing.
D. It’s pretty warm in the day and very cold at night throughout the year.
66. If you
are planning to spend your holiday in
A. Just some light clothing such as T-shirts or skirts.
B. Just some warm clothing such as sweaters and coats.
C. Both light clothing and warm clothing.
D. Either light clothing or warm clothing.
67. What does the underlined word “readings” refer to?
A. literature works B. books C. announcements D. figures
Seeing with Sound
Have you ever watched a dog lift up its ears and bark at the air? That dog has just heard a sound that is too high-pitched(声调高的)for you to hear.
The Science of Sound
Objects that are vibrating(振动)，moving back and forth quickly, make sounds. Rhythmic sound vibrations produce sound waves. Sound waves travel in every direction. The frequency of a sound is the number of waves that pass a given point each second. The more rapidly and object vibrates, the greater the frequency of sound it makes. Frequency is measured in hertz. One hertz equals one sound wave per second.
The frequency of sound determines the degree of highness or lowness of the sound. A high-pitched sound has a higher frequency than a low-pitched sound. Humans hear sounds that have frequencies from about 20 hertz to 20,000 hertz..
Seeing with Sound
Sound with a frequency higher than 20,000 hertz is called ultrasound. In other words, ultrasound is too high-pitched for humans to hear. However, many animals can hear ultrasound. Bats can hear higher sounds than any other animal. Some can hear up to 210,000 hertz. Bats send out lots of high-pitched squeaks(吱吱叫声)and then listen to the echoes bouncing(弹跳)off things like insects. The shorter the time interval between the squeak and the echo, the closer they are to the insect. Using sound to find or “see” things is called echolocation.
that uses ultrasound is the dolphin. Dolphins can hear sounds up to about
150,000 hertz. Dolphins use sound waves to find food underwater. They make
clicking sounds that hit whatever is around them and then bounce back to the
dolphins. Dolphins can send as many as 2,000 clicks per second. Dolphins’
ultrasound ability is so sensitive that they can detect small fish from 10 feet
Now what about that dog that heard a sound that you did not? The sound was his owner using an ultrasonic whistle to call him home. Because dogs can hear up to 50,000 hertz, the dog at the park will head home.
68. To be able to hear ultrasound, you must be able to hear______.
A. less than 20 hertz
C. less than 20,000 hertz D. more than 20,000 hertz
69. Which animal can hear the highest ultrasound according to the passage?
A. A bat. B. A dog. C. A dolphin. D. A human.
70. Which of the following statements is an example of echolocation?
A. The bat caught the insect in midair and flew off to eat it.
B. The dolphin made clicking sounds that bounced off the fish and back to it.
C. The person heard an echo when he shouted into the valley.
D. The dog heard his owner’s ultrasonic whistle because he used ultrasound.
There is a popular belief among parents that schools are no longer interested in spelling. No school I have ever taught in has ever ignored spelling or considered it unimportant as a basic skill. There are, however, different ideas about how to teach it, or how much priority(优先)it must be given over general language development and writing ability. The problem is, how to encourage a child to express himself freely and confidently in writing without holding him back with the complexities(复杂性)of spelling.
If spelling becomes the only focal(焦点的)point of his teacher’s interest, clearly a bright child will be likely to “play safe”. He will tend to write only words within his spelling range, choosing to avoid adventurous language. That’s why teachers often encourage the early use of dictionaries and pay attention to content rather than technical ability.
I was once shocked to read on the bottom of a sensitive piece of writing about a personal experience: “This work is terrible! There are far too many spelling errors and your writing is terrible.” It may have been a sharp criticism of the pupil’s technical abilities in writing, but it was also a sad reflection on the teacher who had omitted to read the essay, which contained some beautiful expressions of the child’s deep feelings. The teacher was not wrong t draw attention to the errors, but if his priorities had centered on the child’s ideas, an expression of his disappointment with the presentation would have given the pupil more motivation (动机)to seek improvement.
71. Teachers are different in their opinions about________.
A. the difficulties in teaching spelling
B. the role of spelling in general language development
C. the complexities of the basic writing skills
D. the necessity of teaching spelling
72. The underlined expression “play safe” probably means______.
A. to write carefully B. to do as teachers say
C. to use dictionaries frequently D. to avoid using words one is not sure of
73. Teachers encourage the use of dictionaries so that________.
A. students will be able be able to express their ideas more freely
B. students will have more confidence in writing
C. teachers will have less trouble in correcting mistakes
D. students will learn to be independent of teachers
74. The author seems to think that the teacher’s judgment on that sensitive piece of writing is _________.
A. unfair B. reasonable C. foolish D. careless
75. The major point discussed in the passage is _________.
A. the importance of developing writing skills
B. the complexities of spelling
C. the correct way of marking compositions
D. the relationship between spelling and the content of a composition
Yesterday my English teacher asked each student write 76.________
a composition title “The Greatest Achievement of My 77.________
Life”. I’m not sure what to write about it. I’ve thought 78.________
it over for a long time. I did many things. Coming to 79.________
Achievement. I think my greatest achievement was 81.________
learning English. Sometime I don’t understand everything 82.________
people are saying, but each day I get better or better. 83.________
I told my teacher this was difficult composition to write. 84.________
Above all, it is hard to measure everything you have done 85.________
in your life.
I’m writing to tell about the discussion we’ve had in the recent class meeting about whether Senior 3 students should take a lot of tonics to keep fit.