英 语 试 卷
1．How much is the radio now?
A．￡10. B．￡20. C．￡30.
2．Where does the conversation take place?
A．In a library. B．In a shop. C．In a college.
3．What is the man going to buy ?
A．Some flowers. B．A box of chocolate. C．A music CD.
4．What’s the relationship between the two speakers?
A．Mother and son. B．Teacher and student. C．Classmates.
5．What does the man feel about the interview?
A．Confident. B．Disappointed. C．Nervous.
6．How many American writers have they mentioned?
A．Three. B．Four. C．Five.
7．When did Jack London go to Canada?
A．In 1916 B．In 1876. C．In 1897
8．What is the man mainly talking about?
A．Jack London’s life. B．Jack London’s books. C．American culture.
9．How many times has the woman been sailing before?
A．Never. B．Once. C．Twice.
10．How will the woman pay for her trip?
A．By cheque. B．With cash. C．By credit card.
11．What can we learn from the conversation?
A．The man is planning a trip for the woman.
B．The woman is going to climb mountains.
C．They are talking about their travel experience.
12．Who is the woman?
A．A teacher. B．A friend. C．Mother.
13．Where did the man live three months ago?
A．In a student house.
B．With a family.
C．In his own house.
14．What is the man’s problem in studying?
A．They student house is too noisy.
B．The computer room is busy.
C．The course is too difficult.
15．What can we know about the woman from the conversation?
A．Curious. B．Talkative. C．Helpful.
16．What is the conversation about?
A．Computer sales. B．A job interview. C．An Internet meeting.
17．What do we know about the man in the conversation?
A．He knows nothing about computers.
B．He is very clever at answering questions.
C．The woman will offer him the job.
18．Who is the man speaking to ?
A．People who are interested in computers.
B．Students who like designing furniture.
C．People who enjoy learning languages.
19．How can we benefit from the Fair?
A．You can get free books and free tickets.
B．You’ll get a lot of information about new jobs.
C．Experts will talk about the best way to learn language well.
20．How much will a student pay for the Fair.
A．￡3. B．￡5. C．￡2.50
21．Reading is good habit .Stick to it ,and you’ll make great progress.
A．a; / B．a; a C．the ;a D．/ ;a
22．―What was the weather like when you were on holiday?
―Fine. It sunny every day until Wednesday.
A．is B．was C．will be D．would be
23．―Is it good to look up every new word when I come across it in reading?
―No. You because you are likely to guess the meaning from the context.
A．can’t B．mustn’t C．don’t have to D．ought not to
24．―I am applying for Toronto University.
A．All right B．Good luck C．Certainly D．Congratulations
25．―Shall we meet tonight?
―Sorry, I’m busy .How about day?
A．every other B．the other C．any other D．some other
26．Mary was always confident .The possibility that she might be wrong never occurred to her.
A．still B．even C．often D．already
27．―Have you seen Bob recently?
―No, but I was told that he for a new job all through the summer.
A．has been looking B．had been looking C．is looking D．was looking
28．True friends always stick with each other through .
A．black and white B．good and bad C．thick and thin D．young and old
29．Niagara Falls is a great tourist ,drawing millions of visitors every year.
A．attention B．attraction C．apointment D．arrangement
30．The fire was finally brought under control, but not heavy damage had been caused.
A．before B．after C．since D．as
31． the warning message ,more lives would have been lost in the flood.
A．Regardless of B．Instead of C．But for D．Except for
32．Although the teacher did not mention any names ,everybody knew who he was .
A．attending to B．turning to C．referring to D．talking to
33．The Olympic mascots are the Olympic flame ,the fish ,the panda ,the Tibetan antelope and the swallow, a close group of friends.
A．to represent B．representing C．represented D．represent
34．All things into consideration ,the planned trip will have to be called off .
A．taken B．taking C．to take D．being taken
35．There are many people only on-line activity is sending and receiving e-mail.
A．who B．that C．which D．whose
where we had lived for four years: my father was being transferred again.
But I had constructed a mental wall against this unsettledness .My
fascination with 36 provided me with an endless source of 37 .
When I arrived on this little island ,I discovered a variety of butterflies,
and I began to 38 them .Catching butterflies isn’t 39 , so I
was proud of my collection. 40 there was one that I had yet to orange tip
capture―the great orange tip .The problem was its 41 habitat ;I could only watch these lovely insects 42 gracefully .No matter how high I climbed, these creatures were always just. 43 my reach .With only a couple of days before we were to leave. I began to 44 hope of finding my great orange tip.
One morning I was at leave to wander the bush keeping a 45 eye cut for my beauty .In the heat ,butterflies of all sorts floated above the wildflowers on the hillsides. 46 ,the great orange tips remained high above the treetops .But then ,I caught a flash of brilliant white out of the
47 of my eye. I looked up and there it was ,about a meter away, 48 on a big red flower .I
49 in my tracks .After a long moment ,I began to raise my net ,little by little , 50 beating fast .I could scarcely believe my eyes . 51 I reached in and grabbed it ,with every intention of moving it into the killing jar .But my hand 52 as I reached for the jar. There was the brilliant bloom of orange on the tips of its glowing white wings, and I could feel the creature’s 53 between my fingers. And then , on an impulse（冲动）,I tossed it into the clear, bright air and watched it float away. High above the nearby trees it 54 and then disappeared from sight. 55 is like that.
36．A．travel B．nature C．islands D．flowers
37．A．amazement B．information C．motivation D．envionment
38．A．notice B．raise C．display D．collect
39．A．usual B．hard C．easy D．funny
40．A．And B．But C．Therefore D．Besides
41．A．high B．long C．fast D．often
42．A．flowing B．floating C．jumping D．running
43．A．by B．for C．against D．beyond
44．A．hold up B．put up C．give up D．keep up
45．A．careful B．tearful C．greedy D．sleepy
46．A．In turn B．In common C．As well D．As usual
47．A．edge B．touch C．corner D．sight
48．A．gathered B．settled C．performed D．ploughed
49．A．froze B．puzzled C．stared D．rushed
50．A．the tree B．the net C．my heart D．my hand
51．A．Gently B．Seriously C．Luckily D．Actively
52．A．rose B．fell C．stopped D．stretched
53．A．movement B．existence C．joy D．fear
54．A．hung B．started C．parked D．sailed
55．A．Help B．Love C．Interest D．Success
’05 Selected Chinese Painting Exhibition―The Wang Fujing Art Gallery Beijing ,a branch of
Wang Fujing Art Gallery (Hong Kong) is displaying 50 beautiful Chinese paintings by 40 young and middle-aged mainland artists.
9 a. m. ?5 p.m. ,through February 8. Wang Fujing Art Gallery Beijing ,136 Nanchizi Dajie, Dongcheng Distict. Tel: 55―3774.
Tribal Life―a photo exhibition shows the lives of native people around the world.
Many tribes live as their ancestors did thousands of years ago in the deserts ,mountains and forests of Asia ,Africa ,South America and Australia.
9 a.m. ?4 p.m. ,through March 8. Southwest Exhibition Hall of Zhongshan Park (West of Tanghuawu), east of Tian’anmen Rostrum.
Students’ Concert―by a student art ensemble from a Taiwan county .Aged from 9 to 13, the performers will display their skills in playing traditional Chinese musical instruments .They will also sing some arias from an age―old local opera which is usually performed on religious occasions.
7 p.m. ,February 4 at the Beijing Concert Hall.
56．Where will you go if you are interested in Chinese paintings?
A．Beijing Concert Hall. B．Nanchizi Dajie.
C．Southwest Exhibition Hall. D．a Taiwan county.
57．If you want to see the photos about native people around the world ,you can go during .
A．10 a.m. ?3 p.m. B．11 a.m.―4:30 p.m.
C．9 a.m.―5 p.m. D．3 p.m.―7 p.m.
58．Where can you most probably find this article?
A．In a theatre. B．In a restaurant. C．In a newspaper. D．In a book
Many people think a telephone is essential .But I think it is a pest and a time waster .Very often you find it impossible to escape from some idle or curious chatter―box ,or from somebody who wants something for nothing .If you have a telephone in your own house ,you will admit that it tends to ring when you are asleep ,or in the middle of a meal or a conversation, or when you are just going out ,or when you are taking your bath. Are you strong ?minded enough to ignore it , to say to yourself, “Ah ,well ,it will all be the same in a hundred years’ time” You are not .You think there may be some important news or messages for you .I can assure you that if a message is really important it will reach you sooner or later .Have you never rushed dripping from the bath ,or chewing from the table, or dazed from the bed ,only to be told that you are a wrong number?
But you will say ,you need not have your name printed in the telephone directory ,and you can have a telephone which is only usable for outgoing calls .Besides ,you will say, isn’t it important to have a telephone in case of emergency―illness ,an accident ,or fire? Of course ,you are right ,but here in a thickly populated country like England one is seldom far from a telephone in case of dreadful necessity.
I think perhaps I had better try to justify myself by trying to prove that what I like is good .I admit that in different circumstances―if I were a tycoon (business VIP) ,for instance ,or bed ?ridden I might find a telephone essential . But then if I were a taxi―driver I should find a car essential.
Let me put it another way: there are two things for which the English seem to show particular talent; one is mechanical invention, the other is literature .My own business happens to be with the use of words but I see I must now stop using them .For I have just been handed a slip of paper to say that somebody is waiting to speak to me on the telephone .I think I had better answer it .After all ,one never knows , it may be something important.
59．The passage is mainly discussing .
A．that we should be strong enough to ignore a phone call
B．that important message will reach you sooner or later
C．whether it’s necessary to answer all phone calls
D．whether it is necessary to have a telephone
60．Judging from the passage ,who is strong ?minded enough to ignore a phone call?
A．The author. B．A tycoon.
C．A taxi―driver. D．Hardly anyone.
61．According to the passage ,the author .
A．thinks the telephone should go out of our life
B．likes to be different from other people
C．thinks the telephone is annoying
D．speaks favourably of a telephone
62．In the author’s opinion ,which of the following is NOT true ?
A．Nearly everyone has been told a wrong number.
B．It’s necessary for everyone to have a telephone.
C．He himself can not decide whether to answer a call.
D．A telephone directory may bring in unexpected calls.
Normally a student must attend a certain number of courses in order to graduate, and each course that he attends gives him a credit that he may count towards a degree .In many American universities the total work for a degree consists of thirty―six courses each lasting for one semester .A typical course consists of three classes per week for fifteen weeks; while attending a university a student will probably attend four or five courses during each semester. Normally a student would expect to take four years attending two semesters each year. It is possible for a student to move between one university and another during his degree course ,though this is not in fact done as a regular practice.
For every course that he follows a student is given a grade ,which is recorded ,and the record is available for the student to show to prospective employers .All this imposes a constant pressure and strain of work ,but in spite of this some students still find time for great activity in student affairs. Elections to positions in student organizations arouse much enthusiasm .Students who advise the academic authorities usually perform the effective work of maintaining discipline .Any student ,who is thought to have broken the rules ,for example by cheating ,has to appear before a student court .With the enormous numbers of students ,the operation of the system does involve a certain amount of activity. A student who has held one of these positions of authority is much respected and it will be of benefit to him later in his career.
63．Normally a student would at least attend classes each week.
A．12 B．15 C．20 D．36
64．According to the first paragraph an American student is allowed .
A．to live in a different university
B．to live at home and drive to class
C．to get two degrees from two different universities
D．to take a particular course in a different university
65．American university students are usually under pressure of work because .
A．their academic performance will affect their careers
B．they want to run for positions of academic authority
C．they have to observe university discipline
D．they are heavily involved in student affairs
66．The student organizations seem to be effective in .
A．dealing with the academic affairs of the university
B．keeping up the students’ enthusiasm for social activities
C．ensuring that the students observe university regulations
D．evaluation students’ performance by bringing them before a court
67．Some students are enthusiastic for positions in student organizations probably because .
A．they hate the constant pressure and strain of their study
B．they will then be able to stay longer in the university
C．such positions help them get better jobs
D．such positions are usually well paid
The newly invented digital camera is fascinating; you can take pictures without film. You can transfer and exhibit your picture globally in a few seconds through the Internet .The image stored in a hard drive will never wear out like the traditional photos .Digital cameras also satisfy the impatient photographer by allowing them to view their masterpiece in real time.
Unlike the images of traditional cameras formed by chemical reaction ,the digital camera works as an image digitizer itself .It’s made of CCD(charge ?coupled device ), a small grid of tiny light ?sensitive cells .When struck by light ,each cell sends out an electrical signal whose waveform characteristics vary depending on the intensity （强度）of light .The signal from each cell is changed into a digital value and stored in the camera’s memory or on an electronic storage medium. A “picture” is reduced to a very long list of numbers waiting to be converted back into visual form. Processed through a computer ,each value becomes a pixel; pixels are reassembled in the original grid pattern and displayed or printed.
The image resolution（分辨率）of a digital camera depends on the CCD. More cells on the CCD mean more pixels on the image ,which gives greater detail and higher image resolution .The early digital camera had resolution only up to 400 pixels per image ,cost several thousand dollars ,and was mainly for business use .Now there are more choices for consumers in different price ranges . The variety of digital camera has amazed first adapters to buy the products.
The digital camera technology is moving very fast .A few months ago ;most of the digital cameras were equipped with focus lenses ,but now most new models are equipped with auto focus lenses at reasonable prices .With all these inventions and technology advancements ,the future of digital camera is bright ,and digital cameras may eventually replace traditional cameras.
68．The second paragraph mainly talks about ____________.
A．how digital camera works
B．what a pixel is in a digital camera
C．what an electronic storage medium is
D．how traditional camera differs from digital camera
69．Which advantage of the digital camera is not mentioned?
A．They are equipped with auto focus lenses.
B．They can be used without film.
C．The prices are acceptable.
D．They are easy to carry.
70．The underlined word “adapters” probably means __________.
A．things which are considered fashionable
B．people who like to try new inventions
C．things which are designed for purposes
D．people who like to take photos
71．We can learn from the passage that _____________.
A．light-sensitive cells decide the quality of pictures
B．light-sensitive cells decide the intensity of light signals
C．traditional cameras will eventually disappear in the future
D．printed pictures taken by digital cameras will never wear out
People say teenagers are no good. They make too much noise in shopping malls; they drive recklessly up and down America’s main streets; they carry chips on their shoulders as big as the Sears Tower. And at least some of the time those things are true. But we shouldn’t forget that there are hard moments in the life of a teenager too.
I watched such a moment not long ago at a woman’s funeral(葬礼). I didn’t expect the event to affect me. Through much of the ceremony, in fact, I remained unmoved.
Then her teenage grandson stepped forward. With his very first deep breath, every heart in that church was achingly reminded of something we had all forgotten. Softly he began: “I want to share a few values that Nana taught me. She never failed to see light in any situation. When our family dog would literally attact her, what would Nana say? ‘Oh, what beautiful markings that dog has.’ That was Nana.
“She was a strong woman who often lived in the shadow of my grandpa, who was a successful businessman in this city. But she was the one behind the scenes who provided the strength and support for Grandpa’s career,” he said, with a voice now trembling. “That was Nana’s way.”
Through a muffled sob, he continued. “Whenever she did anything worth recognition, you’d have to hear about it from a different source, because she was never one to brag.”
Finally, in a voice breaking free of sorrow, he looked up and said, “Nana taught me courage. She put up an incredible fight to the end, when she died peacefully, which is how she lived her life. That was Nana’s way, and I hope I can carry on in the same manner.”
There are no hearts as sensitive as those of teenagers, because everything is happening to them for the first time. The trouble with teenagers is that they haven’t learned to be controlled.
When that boy rose to speak about the woman who surely had been his truest ally and dearest friend, his honest voice dragged each of us out into the open where we could no longer hide in the calm ritual. He exposed us to the truth about this very real woman who believed in a boy who probably tried the patience of many adults. He reminded us that his grandmother was more than another dot on the chart of life and death.
All over again we felt those powerful losses crisscrossing our own hearts, and we knew that when you say good-bye to a beloved grandparent, you say good-bye to something happy, something young in yourself. And that something never really returns, and the pain never really goes away.
72．According to the first paragraph, _____________.
A．young people should keep quiet before the public
B．people don’t think highly of the teenagers
C．people shouldn’t forget the young people
D．young people are living a hard life
73．From the boy’s speech, we know his grandmother ____________.
A．was a weak woman living in the shadow of his grandpa
B．liked dogs very much even if they often attacked her
C．could see everything around her though she was old
D．had great influence over the boy when she was alive
74．We can infer from the passage that the boy ___________.
A．was filled with sadness and gave up finishing his talk
B．was always very good at expressing himself
C．practiced a lot in order to give a moving speech
D．had great difficulty in accepting the loss of Nana
75．The writer wanted to tell the readers ____________.
A．the young people were too weak to face the fact
B．the young people had to learn to control themselves
C．the adults could learn something valuable from the young
D．the adults should teach the young how to deal with the death
The number of the traffic accidents has been growing in recent years.
Last Sunday at your best friend Wang Ping’s birthday party, you unexpectedly met your classmate Zhang Ling, who you hadn’t talked to since you two quarreled last month. What did you do then?
语 文 试 卷
英 语 试 题 2006.1
I. 第一部分 听力(共两节，满分20分)?
1. What is the relationship between the speakers ?
A. Friends. B. Boss and waiter. C. Teacher and student.
2. Where does this conversation take place?
A. In a hospital. B. At the barber’s C. At a restaurant.
3. What does this woman mean ?
A. They haven’t seen Sarah before.
B. They haven’t heard Sarah’s voice for a long time.
C. They haven’t received Sarah’s letters for a long time.
4. What can we learn from the conversation ?
A. He wasn’t able to see the blackboard.
B. He didn’t hear the teacher clearly.
C. He couldn’t understand the teacher’s question.
5. What is the man doing ?
A. Looking for a new job.
B. Getting fed up with his present work.
C. Leaving his job for a holiday.
6. What do we learn about Agatha Christie ?
A. She wrote some detective stories.
B. She was a woman detective.
C. She read many stories written by Conan Doyle.
7. What kind of person was Conan Doyle?
A. He was a detective writer, too.
B. He was a detective.
C. He was a teacher of Agatha Christie.
8. What is the woman’s problem?
A. She did not do well in the X-ray test.
B. There is something the matter with her lungs.
C. She has a stomachache.
9. When will the woman receive the results of the X-ray test ?
A. In a few days. B. Very slowly. C. Before leaving the hospital.
10. What do you think the man does for a living ?
A. A computer salesman. B. A computer repairman. C. A TV repairman.
11. What does the woman want the man to do ?
A. She wants him to start the repair soon.
B. She wants him to lend her a new one.
C. She wants him to reduce the cost.
12. What does the woman offer to do for the man ?
A. Help him with his research.
B. Present his findings at the July conference.
C. Type his paper.
13. Why does the man need to finish his paper ?
A. It’s very important for his future.
B. He wants to present it at a conference.
C. He’s about to leave for a new job.
14. What month is it now ?
A. May B. July C. September
15. What is the most surprising thing about
basketball in the
A. Even a little child can play it well.
B. People shout, cheer and even dance when they watch a game.
C. Even a young child is able to tell almost everything about the game.
16. Why do
A. Because it makes a big money.
B. Because the sport is considered helpful in character training.
C. Because the sport is interesting and popular.
17. What purpose do the Americans think education should have?
A. Education should train a student to be a real man.
B. Education should fill the student’s mind with a great deal of knowledge.
C. Education should encourage students to go in for sports and games.
18. What did the rude young man take when he got out?
A. Two heavy suitcases. B. Two heavy bags. C. A lot of boxes.
19. When did the passenger shout to the rude person ?
A. When he just got off.
B. When the train began to move again.
C. When he was quite far away.
20. Why did the passenger call the rude man back?
A.To teach him a lesson.
B. To help him carry his luggage.
C. To give him back the thing he had left behind.
第二部分: 英语知识运用 (共两节,满分45分)
第一节: 单项填空 (共15小题; 每小题1分, 满分15分)
21---Come to my birthday party to be held next Friday evening.
A. I will. I promise. B. I must. No problem
C. All right. That depends D. That’s all right.
22. David Beckham is famous for his haircuts and lifestyle as well as for __________ goals.
A. playing B. scoring C. making D. having
23. My deskmate, Chen Qing, has been guaranteed
of course, made the others envy her.
A. what B. as C. who D. which
24. Ma Yingjiu, chairman of Chinese Kuomintang, expressed his thought to the media _________ the cross-straits would be united in time.
A. which B. that C. what D. in which
25. ---May I come on Sundays and do some reading here?
--- Sure. My secretary and library will be at your _____.
A. help B. companion C. service D. request
26. My friend bought _______ book of great use on English learning, I wonder what _______ useful book it is.
A. a, a B. a, the C. a, an D. the, a
27. After so many years of hard work in the circle of the movies, she finally _______ .
A. got it B. made it C. meant it D. took it
28. He lay there, ________ awake, with his eyes __________ upon the person who was speaking.
A. fast, fixing B. wide, fixed C. very, being fixed D. much, fixing
29. It’s acknowledged that the traffic accident was largely _________ the driver’s carelessness.
A. because of B. due to C. thanks to D. with a result of
30._______ our head teacher told us at the class meeting was that it would be 135 days ________
the college entrance examinations arrived.
A. That, since B. What, after C. All, before D. Which, that
31.--- I didn’t find you when I went to your class.
--- Sorry, I ___________ with my English teacher in her office.
A. had been talking B. was talking C. talked D. had talked
32.---Have you __________ your new year’s cards ?
--- Yes, My friend Li Ming did it for me.
A. sent for B. sent away C. sent off D. sent up
33.---Tom took away our teacher’s cell phone without being permitted.
--- Really? I can’t imagine that he ______________ have done such a thing.
A. must B. may C. can D. should
34. I’m afraid the statement in the newspaper won't ______ racial harmony.
A. make for B. care for C. stand for D. reach for
55. Recently many famous universities and colleges have come to our school to enroll new students on their own, and many excellent students ___________ contracts with them.
A. have offered B. were offered C. have been offered D. had been offered
As a teenager, I felt I was always letting people down. I was rebellious(反叛的) on the outside, 36 on the inside, I wanted people to 37 me.
Once I left home to hitchhike（搭便车） to California with my friend Penelope. The trip wasn’t 38 , and there were many times I didn’t feel safe. One situation in particular 39 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 40 with us, was wearing my clothes. And my 41 seemed to like her better than me..I wondered if I would be 42 if I weren’t there. I told my mom, and she explained that 43 Penelope was a lovely girl, no one could 44 me. I pointed out, “ She is more patient and is neater than I have ever been.” My mom said these were wonderful 45 ,but I was the only person who could fill my 46, She made me realize that even with my 47 ― and there were many ―I was a loved member of the family who couldn’t be replaced.
I became a searcher, wanting to 48 who I was and what made me
unique（独一无二的） . My
49 of myself was changing. I wanted a solid base to start from.. I started
to resist （抵抗）pressure
Each of us
36. A. and B. but C. as D. for
37. A. leave B. respect C. admire D. like
38. A. easy B. hard C. fun D. long
39. A. succeeded B. kept C. managed D. remained
40. A. playing B. eating C. staying D. running
41. A. family B. friends C. relatives D. class
42. A. loved B. mentioned C. cared D. missed
43. A. before B. after C. though D. unless
44. A. scold B. compare C. replace D. match
45. A. qualities B. girls C. people D. times
46. A. character B. role C. task D. job
47. A. faults B. advantages C. manners D. pities
48. A. look for B. look back C. find out D. give up
49. A. picture B. view C. sense D. drawing
50. A. think B. learn C. change D. act
51. A. thankful B. delighted C. disappointed D. hopeful
52. A. sure B. doubtful C. happy D. lonely
53. A. carries B. catches C. seizes D. holds
54. A. talk B. forget C. care D. argue
55. A. mustn’t B. shouldn’t C. can’t D. needn’t
Operator services 101,
The operator is there to help you if you have difficulty making a call or if you want to use any of our special call service. These include: ALARM CALLS, ADVICE OF DURATION, CHARGE CREDIT CARDS CALL, FIXED TIME CALLS, FREEPHONE CALLS, PERSONAL CALLS, TRANSFERRED CHARGE CALLS, SUBSCRIBER（用户）CONTROLLED TRANSFER. For details of charges see our free leaflet(小册子) . Dial 101 and ask for financial services.
International operator 123
See Section 3(international) for details.
Directory enquiries 142
Tell the operator the town you reqire. Have paper and pencil ready for the number.
International directory enquries 130
Tell the operator what sevice you want
Any fault should be reported to the local fault repair service.
If you have something special to say and prefer to say it in writing.
International telemessage 191
International telegrams 192
You can send a telegram to most other countries.
Maritime(海事) service 200
SHIP’S TELEGRAM SERVICE, SHIP’S TELEPHONE SERVICE, INMARSAT SATELLITE SERVICE. You can call or send a message to someone abroad ship by using our maritime sevices. For INMARSAT (international maritime satellite) sevice, dial 178. Give the ship’s name, its identification numeber and ocean region, if you want to know about satellite sevice.
Any other call enquiries 111.
56. What should you dial if you want to find out a number in a foreign country?
A. 130 B. 142 C. 192 D. 123
57. According to the text, one can’t call his friend on a ship at sea without knowing____ besides dialing 178.
A. the number of the ship’s telephone service
B. how to telephone INMARSAT service
C. the ship’s name, the number of its identification and ocean region
D. the number of maritime service
58. Which of the following will you telephone if you want to send the injured to hospital after an accident?
A. Special call service B. Emergency C. Alarm calls D. Faults
59. This selection is most probably taken from a(n) ________.
A. advertisement B. instruction C. telephone directory D. free leaflet
What science fiction (story), once told of other worlds far away, is now a fact. Astronomers (experts at the science of the universe) prove another solar (of the sun) system like ours with some planets in the constellation（星座）Andromeda.
Geoffrey Marcy is a professor of astronomy and physics at
Marcy’s partner in this research, Debra Fischer, describes the solar system, “Here’s the inner planet that goes around every 46 days, the middle planet that goes around every 242 days, and then the outer planet that goes around every three and a half to four years.”
Astronomically, it’s not far away, 44 light years. The sun of that solar system, Upsilon Andromeda, is so near and bright that it can be seen by using no equipment during summer and fall.
For twelve years astronomers searched the skies in the belief that if our sun has planets around it, surely others do, too. Geoffrey Marcy says, “And then starting three and a half years ago, we began finding for the first time planets singly, one planet here around one star.”
“When I look up at the stars now at night, I can imagine easily that every one of them has planets around them,” says Debra Fischer.
It was a tremble in the star that led Marcy to the planets. “The star rocks around due to the gravity（引力）of the planet much like a dog owner gets pulled around by a little dog.”
Can they support life? We don’t know, because present technology is not advanced enough to determine what the planets are made of. That, Marcy says, is astronomy’s next challenge.
60．What’s the relation between Andromeda (A), Upsilon Andromeda system (U) and the mentioned planets (P)?
61．According to Debra Fischer, in the new solar system, .
A．the farther a planet is from the star, the longer it takes to go around the star
B．the larger a planet is, the shorter it takes to go around the star
C．it takes all the planets around three and a half to four years to go around the star
D．the planets move around the star at uneven（不匀）speed
62．What led to Marcy’s discovery of the planets?
A．That he found a dog owner was pulled by his dog.
B．The tremble of Upsilon Andromeda.
C．That any planet has gravity.
D．That he believes any star has its planets.
63．We can infer that the scientists are .
A．to find out whether the planets can support life
B．to find means to communicate with the living beings on the planets
C．to find means to travel to the planets
D．soon to be able to answer the question of whether there is life on these planets
Many people are interested in family history, an area of study called genealogy (家谱学). Most genealogy experts have heard about the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Library claims to have the largest collection of genealogical records in the world. Shirley Griffith has more about this unusual research center.
The Family History Library has many records to help people search for information about their family histories. It has birth, marriage and death records from religious groups and governments. The collection includes official population, court and property records. It also includes burial records, ship passenger lists and published family histories.
The Family History Library has information from almost every area of the world. Most records are from 1550 through 1920. These records include the names of more than two thousand million people who have died. The library has few records of living persons.
The Family History Library is operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The church has been gathering family history records around the world for more than one hundred years. The group urges (催促) its members to study the lives of early family members as a religious requirement.
The Family History Library is open to the public
every day except Sunday and some holidays. Visitors are invited to use its
books and other materials. Library officials say it is one of the most popular
places for visitors in
Individuals, families and private groups have given some of their records to the library. The library bought other records from governments. All the information is gathered with the approval (批准) of governments or officials who supervise (监督) the records.
The library copies many records to a kind of film that can be read with special equipment. It is known as microfilm. The collection is always expanding. Today, Church representatives are making copies of important records around the world.
Many people find it difficult to travel to
64. It is less likely that you can get _________ from the Family History Library.
A. dates of some people's births
B. names of some people who died at sea
C. records of certain judges or some laws
D. information about certain persons alive
65. Normally how many visitors does the
A. 2,400. B. 3,000. C. 14,400. D. 16,800.
66. The text is mainly about ________
A.the history of genealogy B. the study of family history
C.the Family History Library D.
He arrived at Paddington Station and smartly turned out in his best suit, favorite Panama hat and a red rose in his buttonhole. “It’s very exciting. There’s no doubt about it.” he said.
he had never been far from home, except for one trip to
Mr. Evans, who
spent 60 years working as a miner in South Wales, almost made the journey to
London once before, at the turn of the century. “There was a trip to the
During the next
two days Mr. Evans will be taken on a short tour of
The only arrangement he does not care for is the wheelchair provided for him if he gets tired. “I don’t like the chair---people will think I am getting old,” he said.
His secret for a long and healthy life has been well publicized ---no wine, no tobacco and no anger.
67.The very reason that Mr. Evans didn’t go to see the world is that _______.
A. he had already been on the seas to Ilfracombe
B. he was too busy to go too far away from home
C. he couldn’t afford both the time and the money
D. he believed “East or west, home is the best.”
68.Mr. Evans didn’t like the wheelchair simply because ______.
A. he was not used to traveling in it B. the wheelchair was of poor quality and not easy to operate
C. he actually preferred walking to sitting in it at home
D. he thought he was still young enough to manage the trip
69.Which of the following is NOT true according to the passage?
A. Mr. Evans had to work hard to raise his family when young.
B. The trip of
C. Mr Evans could not really enjoy the trip because of his age.
D. Humor was one of Mr. Evans’ characters.
70.The probable explanation to Mr. Evans’ long life lies in _______.
A. his good living habits B. his hard working for the family
C. his sticking to his hometown D. his living conditions near the Swansea
When we worry about who might be spying on our private lives, we usually think about the Federal agents. But the private sector outdoes the government every time. It's Linda Tripp, not the FBI, who is facing charges under Maryland's laws against secret telephone taping. It's our banks, not the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), that pass our private financial data to telemarketing firms.
Consumer activists are pressing Congress for better privacy laws without much result so far. The legislators lean toward letting business people track our financial habits virtually at will. As an example of what's going on, consider U.S. Bancorp, which was recently sued for deceptive practices by the state of Minnesota. According to the lawsuit, the bank supplied a telemarketer called Member Works with sensitive customer data such as names, phone numbers, bank-account and credit-card numbers, Social Security numbers, account balances and credit limits.
With these customer lists in hand, Member Works started dialing for dollars - selling dental plans, videogames, computer software and other products and services. Customers who accepted a "free trial offer" had 30 days to cancel. If the deadline passed, they were charged automatically through their bank or credit-card accounts. U.S. Bancorp collected a share of the revenues. Customers were doubly deceived, the lawsuit claims. They didn't know that the bank was giving account numbers to Member Works. And if customers asked, they were led to think the answer was no.
The state sued Member Works separately for deceptive selling. The company defends that it did anything wrong. For its part, U.S. Bancorp settled without admitting any mistakes. But it agreed to stop exposing its customers to non-financial products sold by outside firms. A few top banks decided to do the same. Many other banks will still do business with Member Works and similar firms.
And banks will still be mining data from your account in order to sell you financial products, including things of little value, such as credit insurance and credit-card protection plans. You have almost no protection from businesses that use your personal accounts for profit. For example, no federal law shields "transaction and experience" information - mainly the details of your bank and credit-card accounts. Social Security numbers are for sale by private firms. They've generally agreed not to sell to the public. But to businesses, the numbers are an open book. Self-regulation doesn't work. A firm might publish a privacy-protection policy, but who enforces it?
Take U.S. Bancorp again. Customers were told, in writing, that "all personal information you supply to us will be considered confidential." Then it sold your data to Member Works. The bank even claims that it doesn't "sell" your data at all. It merely "shares" it and reaps a profit. Now you know.
71. Contrary to popular belief, the author finds that spying on people's privacy _______ .
A. is mainly carried out by means of secret taping
B. has been intensified with the help of the IRS
C. is practiced exclusively by the FBI
D. is more prevalent in business circles
72. We know from the passage that ______ .
A. legislators are acting to pass a law to provide better privacy protection
B. most states are turning a blind eye to the deceptive practices of private businesses
C. the state of Minnesota is considering drawing up laws to protect private information
D. lawmakers are inclined to give a free hand to businesses to inquire into customers' buying habits
73. When the "free trial" deadline is over, you'll be charged without notice for a product or service if ______.
A. you fail to cancel it within the specified period
B. you happen to reveal your credit card number
C. you find the product or service unsatisfactory
D. you fail to apply for extension of the deadline
74. Businesses do not regard information concerning personal bank accounts as private because
A. its revelation will do no harm to consumers under the current protection policy
B. it is considered "transaction and experience" information unprotected by law
C. it has always been considered an open secret by the general public
D. its sale can be brought under control through self-regulation
75. We can infer from the passage that ________.
A. banks will have to change their ways of doing business
B. privacy protection laws will soon be enforced
C. consumers' privacy will continue to be invaded
D. "free trial" practice will eventually be banned
As is known to all that the Internet is playing 76________
a more and more important part on our daily life. 77________
On it, we can not only read news at home or abroad 78_________
but also get much information as possible. For instance, 79_________
we are often send e-mails or make telephone calls 80 _______
to our families as well as our friends. However, 81 _______
we can go to school on the net, read different 82 _______
kind of books and even teach ourselves English. We 83 _______
can also enjoy music, watching sports and play computer 84 ________
games. We can even do shopping without left our homes. 85 _______
3 生词：研究性学习exploring study ，上网surf the internet。
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How nice to hear from you again. You want to know what is going on in our school. In short, things have been improving since the school began to carry out exploring study.In the past, the teachers always kept on explaining the points in class. We students just listened and took notes. But now we often discuss and try to solve the problems raised by the teachers or ourselves.After class, we enjoyed different kinds of activities instead of doing endless homework. For example, we can read what we are interested in. We ccan go to the library or surf the Internet for various kinds of information.
In a word, we are now masters of study, and we are happy.