• 英语 2018年高三新疆第二次模拟试题
单选题 本大题共40小题,每小题0.5分,共20分。在每小题给出的4个选项中,有且只有一项是符合题目要求。
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第一节  单项填空(共20题;每小题0.5分,满分10分)

    从A、B、C、D四个选项中,选出可以填入空白处的最佳选项。

—I came out first in the English Listening and Speaking Competition.___________

ACongratulations!

BWhy?

CGood luck.

DI’m glad to hear it.

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The Chinese expression “No zuo no die” has been so __________ used on the Internet that it     is included in an American online dictionary of slang.

Aparticularly

Bpolitely

Cclearly

Dcommonly

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The sales department needs to make a creative plan to promote the new product.

—__________ Tom have a try? He offered quite a few brilliant ideas last year.

AMay

BShall

CCould

DShould

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If a couple find it hard to agree on some basic issues like purchasing a house and when to have a kid, they should consider it as a __________ of problems that already exist in their marriage.

Asymptom

Bsight

Ccause

Dconnection

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The police think that _________ there is violence, drugs with damaging effects on kids are always behind it.

Awhen

Bunless

Cwhere

Dalthough

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It is a (an) _____________ occurrence that he should meet the woman in the photo he saw many years ago in such a remote town.

Afrequent

Bcurious

Cregular

Dnormal

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Problems of students ___________ from the lack of confidence should be cautiously dealt with.

Aarose

Barising

Cbeing arisen

Dhaving arisen

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It is strongly advocated that many long-standing traditions ___________ preserved despite the change of modern values.

Amust be

Bare to be

Cbe

Dare being

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With this specially-developed equipment, you can __________ underwater beauty and a new world of adventure.

Aexplore

Bexperiment

Cexpose

Dexpand

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Mary ____________ as a babysitter for 3 years, which is a precious experience to her present job at the nursery.

Ahas worked

Bworked

Chad worked

Dwas working

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A parent who has a knowledge of child psychology tends to handle teenage problems better than ________ who doesn’t.

Athat

Bone

Cthe one

Dsomeone

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This is an extraordinarily exciting movie, _____________ both the mind and the eye of the audience.

Aengaging

Bdrowning

Cdisturbing

Dencouraging

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The course about the Bible and the western culture attracts over 100 students per year,__________ up to half are English majors.

Awith which

Bin which

Cfor whom

Dof whom

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Education is not an end, but a means to an end. _________, we do not educate children only for the purpose of educating them. We do this to fit them for life.

AIn other words

BIn fact

COn the contrary

DTo be honest

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—An unexpected hurricane swept through the western part of the country last night, killing 12 and left another 25 missing.

—Yes, _________ news came as __________ shock to us all.

Athe; the

B/; /

C/; a

Dthe; a

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No matter how you adapt the novel, most of __________ happens during the hero’s childhood shouldn’t be left out.

Awhich

Bwhat

Cthat

Dit

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Teaching is a job which many say _________ high patience and constant devotion of teachers.

Amakes for

Bpays for

Ccalls for

Dstands for

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—How did the volleyball match between your class and Class 2 go?

—We lost it by two points. It was a good game __________.

Ainstead

Bthough

Crather

Dyet

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A reward system, when __________ properly, can help to increase students’effort, attention and improve their behaviour.

Ausing

Bbeing used

Chaving used

Dused

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I didn’t know this is a one-way street, officer._________.

AThat’s all right.

BI don’t believe you.

CHow dare you say that?

DSorry, but it’s no excuse.

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第一节:阅读下列材料,从每题所给的四个选项(A、B、C、和D)中,选出最佳选项。

                                A

           It all began witha stop at a red light.

           Kevin Salwen wasdriving his 14-year-old daughter, Hannah, back from a sleepover in 2006 . Whilewaiting at a traffic light, they saw a black Mercedes Coupe on one side and ahomeless man begging for food on the other.

        “Dad, if that man had a less nice car,that man there could have a meal.” Hannah protested.The light changed and they drove on, but Hannah was too young to be reasonable.She pestered (纠缠)her parents about inequity,insisting that she wanted to do something.

       “What do you want to do?” her mom responded. “Sell our house?”

        Warning! Never suggest a grand gesture to anidealistic(理想主义的) teenager.Hannah seized upon the idea of selling the luxurious family home and donatinghalf the money to charity, while using the other half to buy a smallerreplacement home.

        Eventually, that’s what the family did. The project —crazy,impetuous (鲁莽的) and utterly inspiring — is written down in detail in a book by father and daughterscheduled to be published next month: “The Power ofHalf.” It’s a book that,frankly, I’d be nervous about leaving around where myown teenage kids might find it. An impressionable child reads this, and thenext thing you know your whole family is out on the street.

        At a time of great needs in Haiti and elsewhere, when somany Americans are trying to help Haitians by sending everything from textmessages to shoes, the Salwens offer an example of a family that came togetherto make a difference —for themselves as much as the people they were trying to help. In a newspaper aweek ago, it described evidence from brain scans that unselfishness lights upparts of the brain normally associated with more primary satisfaction. TheSalwens’ experience confirms the selfish pleasures ofselflessness.

        Mr. Salwen and his wife, Joan, had always supposed thattheir kids would be better off in a bigger house. But after they downsized,there was much less space, so the family members spent more time around eachother. A smaller house unexpectedly turned out to be a more family-friendlyhouse.

What does the underlined word “inequity” most probably mean in Paragraph 3?

AUnfairness.

BSatisfaction.

CPersonal attitude.

DReasonable statement.

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                                A

           It all began witha stop at a red light.

           Kevin Salwen wasdriving his 14-year-old daughter, Hannah, back from a sleepover in 2006 . Whilewaiting at a traffic light, they saw a black Mercedes Coupe on one side and ahomeless man begging for food on the other.

        “Dad, if that man had a less nice car,that man there could have a meal.” Hannah protested.The light changed and they drove on, but Hannah was too young to be reasonable.She pestered (纠缠)her parents about inequity,insisting that she wanted to do something.

       “What do you want to do?” her mom responded. “Sell our house?”

        Warning! Never suggest a grand gesture to anidealistic(理想主义的) teenager.Hannah seized upon the idea of selling the luxurious family home and donatinghalf the money to charity, while using the other half to buy a smallerreplacement home.

        Eventually, that’s what the family did. The project —crazy,impetuous (鲁莽的) and utterly inspiring — is written down in detail in a book by father and daughterscheduled to be published next month: “The Power ofHalf.” It’s a book that,frankly, I’d be nervous about leaving around where myown teenage kids might find it. An impressionable child reads this, and thenext thing you know your whole family is out on the street.

        At a time of great needs in Haiti and elsewhere, when somany Americans are trying to help Haitians by sending everything from textmessages to shoes, the Salwens offer an example of a family that came togetherto make a difference —for themselves as much as the people they were trying to help. In a newspaper aweek ago, it described evidence from brain scans that unselfishness lights upparts of the brain normally associated with more primary satisfaction. TheSalwens’ experience confirms the selfish pleasures ofselflessness.

        Mr. Salwen and his wife, Joan, had always supposed thattheir kids would be better off in a bigger house. But after they downsized,there was much less space, so the family members spent more time around eachother. A smaller house unexpectedly turned out to be a more family-friendlyhouse.

What does the underlined sentence “Never suggest a grand gesture to an idealistic teenager.” means? ______

ANever ignore an idealistic child’s words.

BGive an answer to the child if he or she is reasonable.

CUnless a child is realistic, never give an answer immediately.

DDon’t respond to a child's demands without consideration.

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                                A

           It all began witha stop at a red light.

           Kevin Salwen wasdriving his 14-year-old daughter, Hannah, back from a sleepover in 2006 . Whilewaiting at a traffic light, they saw a black Mercedes Coupe on one side and ahomeless man begging for food on the other.

        “Dad, if that man had a less nice car,that man there could have a meal.” Hannah protested.The light changed and they drove on, but Hannah was too young to be reasonable.She pestered (纠缠)her parents about inequity,insisting that she wanted to do something.

       “What do you want to do?” her mom responded. “Sell our house?”

        Warning! Never suggest a grand gesture to anidealistic(理想主义的) teenager.Hannah seized upon the idea of selling the luxurious family home and donatinghalf the money to charity, while using the other half to buy a smallerreplacement home.

        Eventually, that’s what the family did. The project —crazy,impetuous (鲁莽的) and utterly inspiring — is written down in detail in a book by father and daughterscheduled to be published next month: “The Power ofHalf.” It’s a book that,frankly, I’d be nervous about leaving around where myown teenage kids might find it. An impressionable child reads this, and thenext thing you know your whole family is out on the street.

        At a time of great needs in Haiti and elsewhere, when somany Americans are trying to help Haitians by sending everything from textmessages to shoes, the Salwens offer an example of a family that came togetherto make a difference —for themselves as much as the people they were trying to help. In a newspaper aweek ago, it described evidence from brain scans that unselfishness lights upparts of the brain normally associated with more primary satisfaction. TheSalwens’ experience confirms the selfish pleasures ofselflessness.

        Mr. Salwen and his wife, Joan, had always supposed thattheir kids would be better off in a bigger house. But after they downsized,there was much less space, so the family members spent more time around eachother. A smaller house unexpectedly turned out to be a more family-friendlyhouse.

What can we learn from the last paragraph?

AThe Salwens regretted selling their house.

BThe Salwens intend to buy another big house.

CThe family relationship of the Salwens is much closer.

DSmall houses rather than big ones can bring happiness.

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                                A

           It all began witha stop at a red light.

           Kevin Salwen wasdriving his 14-year-old daughter, Hannah, back from a sleepover in 2006 . Whilewaiting at a traffic light, they saw a black Mercedes Coupe on one side and ahomeless man begging for food on the other.

        “Dad, if that man had a less nice car,that man there could have a meal.” Hannah protested.The light changed and they drove on, but Hannah was too young to be reasonable.She pestered (纠缠)her parents about inequity,insisting that she wanted to do something.

       “What do you want to do?” her mom responded. “Sell our house?”

        Warning! Never suggest a grand gesture to anidealistic(理想主义的) teenager.Hannah seized upon the idea of selling the luxurious family home and donatinghalf the money to charity, while using the other half to buy a smallerreplacement home.

        Eventually, that’s what the family did. The project —crazy,impetuous (鲁莽的) and utterly inspiring — is written down in detail in a book by father and daughterscheduled to be published next month: “The Power ofHalf.” It’s a book that,frankly, I’d be nervous about leaving around where myown teenage kids might find it. An impressionable child reads this, and thenext thing you know your whole family is out on the street.

        At a time of great needs in Haiti and elsewhere, when somany Americans are trying to help Haitians by sending everything from textmessages to shoes, the Salwens offer an example of a family that came togetherto make a difference —for themselves as much as the people they were trying to help. In a newspaper aweek ago, it described evidence from brain scans that unselfishness lights upparts of the brain normally associated with more primary satisfaction. TheSalwens’ experience confirms the selfish pleasures ofselflessness.

        Mr. Salwen and his wife, Joan, had always supposed thattheir kids would be better off in a bigger house. But after they downsized,there was much less space, so the family members spent more time around eachother. A smaller house unexpectedly turned out to be a more family-friendlyhouse.

Which of the following statements is TRUE according to the passage?

AMercedes Coupe is only an ordinary car which is quite cheap.

BUnselfishness has nothing to do with people’s primary satisfaction.

CHannah asked her parents to do something charitable and they sold their house.

DThe writer decided to follow suit and s his house.

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                                A

           It all began witha stop at a red light.

           Kevin Salwen wasdriving his 14-year-old daughter, Hannah, back from a sleepover in 2006 . Whilewaiting at a traffic light, they saw a black Mercedes Coupe on one side and ahomeless man begging for food on the other.

        “Dad, if that man had a less nice car,that man there could have a meal.” Hannah protested.The light changed and they drove on, but Hannah was too young to be reasonable.She pestered (纠缠)her parents about inequity,insisting that she wanted to do something.

       “What do you want to do?” her mom responded. “Sell our house?”

        Warning! Never suggest a grand gesture to anidealistic(理想主义的) teenager.Hannah seized upon the idea of selling the luxurious family home and donatinghalf the money to charity, while using the other half to buy a smallerreplacement home.

        Eventually, that’s what the family did. The project —crazy,impetuous (鲁莽的) and utterly inspiring — is written down in detail in a book by father and daughterscheduled to be published next month: “The Power ofHalf.” It’s a book that,frankly, I’d be nervous about leaving around where myown teenage kids might find it. An impressionable child reads this, and thenext thing you know your whole family is out on the street.

        At a time of great needs in Haiti and elsewhere, when somany Americans are trying to help Haitians by sending everything from textmessages to shoes, the Salwens offer an example of a family that came togetherto make a difference —for themselves as much as the people they were trying to help. In a newspaper aweek ago, it described evidence from brain scans that unselfishness lights upparts of the brain normally associated with more primary satisfaction. TheSalwens’ experience confirms the selfish pleasures ofselflessness.

        Mr. Salwen and his wife, Joan, had always supposed thattheir kids would be better off in a bigger house. But after they downsized,there was much less space, so the family members spent more time around eachother. A smaller house unexpectedly turned out to be a more family-friendlyhouse.

The best title for the passage should be “______”.

AThe Less, the Better

BAn Expected Satisfaction

CSomething We Can Live Without

DSomewhat Crazy but Inspiring

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                                B

        From earliest times, the English, forinstance, have believed in certain symbols and customs which could bring goodfortune as well as ward off evil spirits. Old customs seldom die, so don’t be surprised becausesome of these customs are still practiced daily in today’s society. Below are symbols of luck from a popular culturemagazine.

        Old Boot 

        In  ancient days, old boots or shoes were said to hold the good spirit and  courage of their owners. Therefore, it was a common belief that an old boot  was a good luck charm. For instance, if a fisherman caught himself an old  boot instead of fish, it is believed that at the end of the day he would be  able to catch and take home a huge amount of fish. In north England, the  wives of sailors would usually throw old boots or shoes at the departing(离开) ships to ensure their husbands' safe journey. Old boots were  also left on the roofs of old houses to drive off evil spirits.

        Wood 

        Back  in pagan (异教徒) times, touching the tree was a  sign of respect to the gods after a favor has been requested, or thanks to  the gods for a request that had been fulfilled. Later, the British still held  their belief that wood is holy as Christ died on a wooden cross. Even now,  people still have the habit of trying to touch or knock on wood after talking  bad things about other people, and so on, so that the action will get rid of  any bad luck during the day.

        Horseshoe

        The  horseshoe is considered a lucky symbol in English customs. It is similar to  the other symbols associated with good fortune in other cultures such as “U”. “U” shape is often said to be the symbol of fertility and also  possesses power to drive away evil spirit. As it is made of iron and used for  horses, horseshoes are also linked to strength and power. As a result,  combining all these signs of good luck, the horseshoe is regarded as a  powerful device to bring fortune and keep evil spirits away. It is usually  nailed to the front door to protect the household from uninvited visitors  like witches and evils. However, the horseshoe must be placed in a standing “U” position so that the good fortune will  be held by the household.

        Rabbit’s Foot

        In  the old English custom, the hare (not rabbit) was said to have an evil eye,  whose glance can only be countered by people who own a hare’s foot. In the old days, it was said that the warrior Queen  Boadicea of Norfolk, East Britain, brought a hare with her to ensure luck in  battle against the Romans who had invaded her kingdom. This brought people to  believe that the hare had magical powers. However, the pagan practice of  worshiping the hare eventually stopped after most British began to believe in  Christianity in the 6th century. Nevertheless, many British carried hare’s feet in their pocket or purse. Later, rabbits were introduced in  Britain from the other European countries, and since rabbits can be caught  more easily than hares, the rabbit’s foot replaced  the hare’s foot as a lucky charm.

        Coin

        Coins, especially gold coins, were said to bring good  fortune to the person who possessed them. Gold, like in any other culture,  was always a symbol of wealth. In the past, "lucky" gold coins were  turned into rings to be worn as a cure for many types of illness. Sometimes,  brides put them in a shoe to ensure a good married life. The English also  dropped coins into wells to make a wish in the hope that their dreams would  come true. This is due to the fact that people at that time believed there  were good spirits who lived in the wells, fountains or springs.

Which symbol of luck is seen as a sign of strength and power?

AHorseshoe

BOld boot

CWood

DRabbit’s foot

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                                B

        From earliest times, the English, forinstance, have believed in certain symbols and customs which could bring goodfortune as well as ward off evil spirits. Old customs seldom die, so don’t be surprised becausesome of these customs are still practiced daily in today’s society. Below are symbols of luck from a popular culturemagazine.

        Old Boot 

        In  ancient days, old boots or shoes were said to hold the good spirit and  courage of their owners. Therefore, it was a common belief that an old boot  was a good luck charm. For instance, if a fisherman caught himself an old  boot instead of fish, it is believed that at the end of the day he would be  able to catch and take home a huge amount of fish. In north England, the  wives of sailors would usually throw old boots or shoes at the departing(离开) ships to ensure their husbands' safe journey. Old boots were  also left on the roofs of old houses to drive off evil spirits.

        Wood 

        Back  in pagan (异教徒) times, touching the tree was a  sign of respect to the gods after a favor has been requested, or thanks to  the gods for a request that had been fulfilled. Later, the British still held  their belief that wood is holy as Christ died on a wooden cross. Even now,  people still have the habit of trying to touch or knock on wood after talking  bad things about other people, and so on, so that the action will get rid of  any bad luck during the day.

        Horseshoe

        The  horseshoe is considered a lucky symbol in English customs. It is similar to  the other symbols associated with good fortune in other cultures such as “U”. “U” shape is often said to be the symbol of fertility and also  possesses power to drive away evil spirit. As it is made of iron and used for  horses, horseshoes are also linked to strength and power. As a result,  combining all these signs of good luck, the horseshoe is regarded as a  powerful device to bring fortune and keep evil spirits away. It is usually  nailed to the front door to protect the household from uninvited visitors  like witches and evils. However, the horseshoe must be placed in a standing “U” position so that the good fortune will  be held by the household.

        Rabbit’s Foot

        In  the old English custom, the hare (not rabbit) was said to have an evil eye,  whose glance can only be countered by people who own a hare’s foot. In the old days, it was said that the warrior Queen  Boadicea of Norfolk, East Britain, brought a hare with her to ensure luck in  battle against the Romans who had invaded her kingdom. This brought people to  believe that the hare had magical powers. However, the pagan practice of  worshiping the hare eventually stopped after most British began to believe in  Christianity in the 6th century. Nevertheless, many British carried hare’s feet in their pocket or purse. Later, rabbits were introduced in  Britain from the other European countries, and since rabbits can be caught  more easily than hares, the rabbit’s foot replaced  the hare’s foot as a lucky charm.

        Coin

        Coins, especially gold coins, were said to bring good  fortune to the person who possessed them. Gold, like in any other culture,  was always a symbol of wealth. In the past, "lucky" gold coins were  turned into rings to be worn as a cure for many types of illness. Sometimes,  brides put them in a shoe to ensure a good married life. The English also  dropped coins into wells to make a wish in the hope that their dreams would  come true. This is due to the fact that people at that time believed there  were good spirits who lived in the wells, fountains or springs.

To get rid of bad luck after speaking ill of other people, the English are likely to ___________.

Adrop gold coins into wells

Bcarry hare’s feet in their pocket

Ctouch or knock on wood

Dthrow old boots at the sailing ship

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                                B

        From earliest times, the English, forinstance, have believed in certain symbols and customs which could bring goodfortune as well as ward off evil spirits. Old customs seldom die, so don’t be surprised becausesome of these customs are still practiced daily in today’s society. Below are symbols of luck from a popular culturemagazine.

        Old Boot 

        In  ancient days, old boots or shoes were said to hold the good spirit and  courage of their owners. Therefore, it was a common belief that an old boot  was a good luck charm. For instance, if a fisherman caught himself an old  boot instead of fish, it is believed that at the end of the day he would be  able to catch and take home a huge amount of fish. In north England, the  wives of sailors would usually throw old boots or shoes at the departing(离开) ships to ensure their husbands' safe journey. Old boots were  also left on the roofs of old houses to drive off evil spirits.

        Wood 

        Back  in pagan (异教徒) times, touching the tree was a  sign of respect to the gods after a favor has been requested, or thanks to  the gods for a request that had been fulfilled. Later, the British still held  their belief that wood is holy as Christ died on a wooden cross. Even now,  people still have the habit of trying to touch or knock on wood after talking  bad things about other people, and so on, so that the action will get rid of  any bad luck during the day.

        Horseshoe

        The  horseshoe is considered a lucky symbol in English customs. It is similar to  the other symbols associated with good fortune in other cultures such as “U”. “U” shape is often said to be the symbol of fertility and also  possesses power to drive away evil spirit. As it is made of iron and used for  horses, horseshoes are also linked to strength and power. As a result,  combining all these signs of good luck, the horseshoe is regarded as a  powerful device to bring fortune and keep evil spirits away. It is usually  nailed to the front door to protect the household from uninvited visitors  like witches and evils. However, the horseshoe must be placed in a standing “U” position so that the good fortune will  be held by the household.

        Rabbit’s Foot

        In  the old English custom, the hare (not rabbit) was said to have an evil eye,  whose glance can only be countered by people who own a hare’s foot. In the old days, it was said that the warrior Queen  Boadicea of Norfolk, East Britain, brought a hare with her to ensure luck in  battle against the Romans who had invaded her kingdom. This brought people to  believe that the hare had magical powers. However, the pagan practice of  worshiping the hare eventually stopped after most British began to believe in  Christianity in the 6th century. Nevertheless, many British carried hare’s feet in their pocket or purse. Later, rabbits were introduced in  Britain from the other European countries, and since rabbits can be caught  more easily than hares, the rabbit’s foot replaced  the hare’s foot as a lucky charm.

        Coin

        Coins, especially gold coins, were said to bring good  fortune to the person who possessed them. Gold, like in any other culture,  was always a symbol of wealth. In the past, "lucky" gold coins were  turned into rings to be worn as a cure for many types of illness. Sometimes,  brides put them in a shoe to ensure a good married life. The English also  dropped coins into wells to make a wish in the hope that their dreams would  come true. This is due to the fact that people at that time believed there  were good spirits who lived in the wells, fountains or springs.

Which of the following statements is TRUE according to the passage?

ACoins and old boots could be thrown to ensure a happy married life.

BRabbit’s foot as well as wood is related to some religious belief.

CBoth wood and coins could be touched to show thanks to the gods.

DOld boots and horseshoes should be put on the roof to drive away evils.

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                                B

        From earliest times, the English, forinstance, have believed in certain symbols and customs which could bring goodfortune as well as ward off evil spirits. Old customs seldom die, so don’t be surprised becausesome of these customs are still practiced daily in today’s society. Below are symbols of luck from a popular culturemagazine.

        Old Boot 

        In  ancient days, old boots or shoes were said to hold the good spirit and  courage of their owners. Therefore, it was a common belief that an old boot  was a good luck charm. For instance, if a fisherman caught himself an old  boot instead of fish, it is believed that at the end of the day he would be  able to catch and take home a huge amount of fish. In north England, the  wives of sailors would usually throw old boots or shoes at the departing(离开) ships to ensure their husbands' safe journey. Old boots were  also left on the roofs of old houses to drive off evil spirits.

        Wood 

        Back  in pagan (异教徒) times, touching the tree was a  sign of respect to the gods after a favor has been requested, or thanks to  the gods for a request that had been fulfilled. Later, the British still held  their belief that wood is holy as Christ died on a wooden cross. Even now,  people still have the habit of trying to touch or knock on wood after talking  bad things about other people, and so on, so that the action will get rid of  any bad luck during the day.

        Horseshoe

        The  horseshoe is considered a lucky symbol in English customs. It is similar to  the other symbols associated with good fortune in other cultures such as “U”. “U” shape is often said to be the symbol of fertility and also  possesses power to drive away evil spirit. As it is made of iron and used for  horses, horseshoes are also linked to strength and power. As a result,  combining all these signs of good luck, the horseshoe is regarded as a  powerful device to bring fortune and keep evil spirits away. It is usually  nailed to the front door to protect the household from uninvited visitors  like witches and evils. However, the horseshoe must be placed in a standing “U” position so that the good fortune will  be held by the household.

        Rabbit’s Foot

        In  the old English custom, the hare (not rabbit) was said to have an evil eye,  whose glance can only be countered by people who own a hare’s foot. In the old days, it was said that the warrior Queen  Boadicea of Norfolk, East Britain, brought a hare with her to ensure luck in  battle against the Romans who had invaded her kingdom. This brought people to  believe that the hare had magical powers. However, the pagan practice of  worshiping the hare eventually stopped after most British began to believe in  Christianity in the 6th century. Nevertheless, many British carried hare’s feet in their pocket or purse. Later, rabbits were introduced in  Britain from the other European countries, and since rabbits can be caught  more easily than hares, the rabbit’s foot replaced  the hare’s foot as a lucky charm.

        Coin

        Coins, especially gold coins, were said to bring good  fortune to the person who possessed them. Gold, like in any other culture,  was always a symbol of wealth. In the past, "lucky" gold coins were  turned into rings to be worn as a cure for many types of illness. Sometimes,  brides put them in a shoe to ensure a good married life. The English also  dropped coins into wells to make a wish in the hope that their dreams would  come true. This is due to the fact that people at that time believed there  were good spirits who lived in the wells, fountains or springs.

What is the passage mainly about?

AThe origin of five symbols of luck around the world.

BSome lost customs about good fortune in the English culture.

CThe differences of five symbols of luck in the English culture.

DAn introduction to some symbols of luck in the English culture.

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                                C

       A woman named Emilyrenewing her driver's license at the County Clerk's office was asked by thewoman recorder to state her occupation. She hesitated, uncertain how toclassify herself.

       "What I meanis," explained the recorder, "do you have a job, or are you just a… "

       "Of course I have ajob," responded Emily. "I'm a mother."

       "We don't list motheras an occupation ... Housewife covers it," said the recorder emphatically.

       I forgot all about herstory until one day I found myself in the same situation, this time at our ownTown Hall. The Clerk was obviously a career woman, confident, efficient, andpossessed of a high sounding title . “What is your occupation?" she asked.

       What made me say it. I do not know ...The words simply popped out. "I'm a Research Associate in the field ofChild Development and Human Relations."

       The clerk paused, ballpoint pen frozenin midair, and looked up as though she had not heard right.

       I repeated the title slowly,emphasizing the most significant words. Then I stared with wonder as mystatement was written in bold, black ink on the official questionnaire.

        "Might I ask," said theclerk with new interest, "just what you do in your field? "

       Coolly, without any trace of panic inmy voice, I heard myself reply, "I have a continuing program of research(what mother doesn't), in the laboratory and in the field (normally I wouldhave said indoors and out). I'm working for my Masters (the whole damnedfamily), and already have four credits (all daughters). Of course, the job is oneof the most demanding in the humanities (any mother care to disagree?) and Ioften work 14 hours a day (24 is more like it). But the job is more challengingthan most careers and the rewards are more of a satisfaction rather than justmoney."

       There was an increasing note of respectin the clerk's voice as she completed the form, stood up, and personally showedme to the door.

       As I drove into ourdriveway, buoyed up (依托)by my glamorous new career, I was greeted by my lab assistants--aged 13, 7, and3. Upstairs I could hear our new experimental model, (a 6- month- old baby), inthe child-development program, testing out a new vocal pattern.

       I felt proud! I had scoreda beat on bureaucracy(官僚主义)!And I had gone on the official records as someone more distinguished andirreplaceable to mankind than "just another mother".

       Motherhood ... What aglorious career! Especially when there's a title on the door.

What can we infer from the conversation between the woman and the recorder at the beginning of the passage?

AThe recorder was impatient and rude.

BThe woman felt ashamed to admit what her job was.

CThe author was upset about the situation that mothers faced.

DMotherhood was not recognized and respected as a job by society.

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                                C

       A woman named Emilyrenewing her driver's license at the County Clerk's office was asked by thewoman recorder to state her occupation. She hesitated, uncertain how toclassify herself.

       "What I meanis," explained the recorder, "do you have a job, or are you just a… "

       "Of course I have ajob," responded Emily. "I'm a mother."

       "We don't list motheras an occupation ... Housewife covers it," said the recorder emphatically.

       I forgot all about herstory until one day I found myself in the same situation, this time at our ownTown Hall. The Clerk was obviously a career woman, confident, efficient, andpossessed of a high sounding title . “What is your occupation?" she asked.

       What made me say it. I do not know ...The words simply popped out. "I'm a Research Associate in the field ofChild Development and Human Relations."

       The clerk paused, ballpoint pen frozenin midair, and looked up as though she had not heard right.

       I repeated the title slowly,emphasizing the most significant words. Then I stared with wonder as mystatement was written in bold, black ink on the official questionnaire.

        "Might I ask," said theclerk with new interest, "just what you do in your field? "

       Coolly, without any trace of panic inmy voice, I heard myself reply, "I have a continuing program of research(what mother doesn't), in the laboratory and in the field (normally I wouldhave said indoors and out). I'm working for my Masters (the whole damnedfamily), and already have four credits (all daughters). Of course, the job is oneof the most demanding in the humanities (any mother care to disagree?) and Ioften work 14 hours a day (24 is more like it). But the job is more challengingthan most careers and the rewards are more of a satisfaction rather than justmoney."

       There was an increasing note of respectin the clerk's voice as she completed the form, stood up, and personally showedme to the door.

       As I drove into ourdriveway, buoyed up (依托)by my glamorous new career, I was greeted by my lab assistants--aged 13, 7, and3. Upstairs I could hear our new experimental model, (a 6- month- old baby), inthe child-development program, testing out a new vocal pattern.

       I felt proud! I had scoreda beat on bureaucracy(官僚主义)!And I had gone on the official records as someone more distinguished andirreplaceable to mankind than "just another mother".

       Motherhood ... What aglorious career! Especially when there's a title on the door.

How did the female clerk feel at first when the author told her occupation?

Acurious

Bindifferent

Cpuzzled

Dinterested

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                                C

       A woman named Emilyrenewing her driver's license at the County Clerk's office was asked by thewoman recorder to state her occupation. She hesitated, uncertain how toclassify herself.

       "What I meanis," explained the recorder, "do you have a job, or are you just a… "

       "Of course I have ajob," responded Emily. "I'm a mother."

       "We don't list motheras an occupation ... Housewife covers it," said the recorder emphatically.

       I forgot all about herstory until one day I found myself in the same situation, this time at our ownTown Hall. The Clerk was obviously a career woman, confident, efficient, andpossessed of a high sounding title . “What is your occupation?" she asked.

       What made me say it. I do not know ...The words simply popped out. "I'm a Research Associate in the field ofChild Development and Human Relations."

       The clerk paused, ballpoint pen frozenin midair, and looked up as though she had not heard right.

       I repeated the title slowly,emphasizing the most significant words. Then I stared with wonder as mystatement was written in bold, black ink on the official questionnaire.

        "Might I ask," said theclerk with new interest, "just what you do in your field? "

       Coolly, without any trace of panic inmy voice, I heard myself reply, "I have a continuing program of research(what mother doesn't), in the laboratory and in the field (normally I wouldhave said indoors and out). I'm working for my Masters (the whole damnedfamily), and already have four credits (all daughters). Of course, the job is oneof the most demanding in the humanities (any mother care to disagree?) and Ioften work 14 hours a day (24 is more like it). But the job is more challengingthan most careers and the rewards are more of a satisfaction rather than justmoney."

       There was an increasing note of respectin the clerk's voice as she completed the form, stood up, and personally showedme to the door.

       As I drove into ourdriveway, buoyed up (依托)by my glamorous new career, I was greeted by my lab assistants--aged 13, 7, and3. Upstairs I could hear our new experimental model, (a 6- month- old baby), inthe child-development program, testing out a new vocal pattern.

       I felt proud! I had scoreda beat on bureaucracy(官僚主义)!And I had gone on the official records as someone more distinguished andirreplaceable to mankind than "just another mother".

       Motherhood ... What aglorious career! Especially when there's a title on the door.

Why did the woman clerk show more respect for the author afterwards?

ABecause the author cared little about rewards.

BBecause she admired the author’s research work in the lab.

CBecause she thought the author did admirable work.

DBecause the writer did something she had little knowledge of.

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                                C

       A woman named Emilyrenewing her driver's license at the County Clerk's office was asked by thewoman recorder to state her occupation. She hesitated, uncertain how toclassify herself.

       "What I meanis," explained the recorder, "do you have a job, or are you just a… "

       "Of course I have ajob," responded Emily. "I'm a mother."

       "We don't list motheras an occupation ... Housewife covers it," said the recorder emphatically.

       I forgot all about herstory until one day I found myself in the same situation, this time at our ownTown Hall. The Clerk was obviously a career woman, confident, efficient, andpossessed of a high sounding title . “What is your occupation?" she asked.

       What made me say it. I do not know ...The words simply popped out. "I'm a Research Associate in the field ofChild Development and Human Relations."

       The clerk paused, ballpoint pen frozenin midair, and looked up as though she had not heard right.

       I repeated the title slowly,emphasizing the most significant words. Then I stared with wonder as mystatement was written in bold, black ink on the official questionnaire.

        "Might I ask," said theclerk with new interest, "just what you do in your field? "

       Coolly, without any trace of panic inmy voice, I heard myself reply, "I have a continuing program of research(what mother doesn't), in the laboratory and in the field (normally I wouldhave said indoors and out). I'm working for my Masters (the whole damnedfamily), and already have four credits (all daughters). Of course, the job is oneof the most demanding in the humanities (any mother care to disagree?) and Ioften work 14 hours a day (24 is more like it). But the job is more challengingthan most careers and the rewards are more of a satisfaction rather than justmoney."

       There was an increasing note of respectin the clerk's voice as she completed the form, stood up, and personally showedme to the door.

       As I drove into ourdriveway, buoyed up (依托)by my glamorous new career, I was greeted by my lab assistants--aged 13, 7, and3. Upstairs I could hear our new experimental model, (a 6- month- old baby), inthe child-development program, testing out a new vocal pattern.

       I felt proud! I had scoreda beat on bureaucracy(官僚主义)!And I had gone on the official records as someone more distinguished andirreplaceable to mankind than "just another mother".

       Motherhood ... What aglorious career! Especially when there's a title on the door.

What did the author think of the job as a mother of four?

Ademanding and rewarding

Bsatisfying and interesting

Ctiring and annoying

Ddisgusting and challenging

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                                C

       A woman named Emilyrenewing her driver's license at the County Clerk's office was asked by thewoman recorder to state her occupation. She hesitated, uncertain how toclassify herself.

       "What I meanis," explained the recorder, "do you have a job, or are you just a… "

       "Of course I have ajob," responded Emily. "I'm a mother."

       "We don't list motheras an occupation ... Housewife covers it," said the recorder emphatically.

       I forgot all about herstory until one day I found myself in the same situation, this time at our ownTown Hall. The Clerk was obviously a career woman, confident, efficient, andpossessed of a high sounding title . “What is your occupation?" she asked.

       What made me say it. I do not know ...The words simply popped out. "I'm a Research Associate in the field ofChild Development and Human Relations."

       The clerk paused, ballpoint pen frozenin midair, and looked up as though she had not heard right.

       I repeated the title slowly,emphasizing the most significant words. Then I stared with wonder as mystatement was written in bold, black ink on the official questionnaire.

        "Might I ask," said theclerk with new interest, "just what you do in your field? "

       Coolly, without any trace of panic inmy voice, I heard myself reply, "I have a continuing program of research(what mother doesn't), in the laboratory and in the field (normally I wouldhave said indoors and out). I'm working for my Masters (the whole damnedfamily), and already have four credits (all daughters). Of course, the job is oneof the most demanding in the humanities (any mother care to disagree?) and Ioften work 14 hours a day (24 is more like it). But the job is more challengingthan most careers and the rewards are more of a satisfaction rather than justmoney."

       There was an increasing note of respectin the clerk's voice as she completed the form, stood up, and personally showedme to the door.

       As I drove into ourdriveway, buoyed up (依托)by my glamorous new career, I was greeted by my lab assistants--aged 13, 7, and3. Upstairs I could hear our new experimental model, (a 6- month- old baby), inthe child-development program, testing out a new vocal pattern.

       I felt proud! I had scoreda beat on bureaucracy(官僚主义)!And I had gone on the official records as someone more distinguished andirreplaceable to mankind than "just another mother".

       Motherhood ... What aglorious career! Especially when there's a title on the door.

What is the author’s purpose of writing the passage?

ATo show that how you describe your job affects your feelings toward it.

BTo argue that motherhood is a worthy career and deserves respect.

CTo show that the author had a grander job than Emily.

DTo show that being a mother is hard and boring work.

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                                D

       Tomappeared on the sidewalk with a bucket of whitewash and a long­handled brush. He stopped by the fence in front of thehouse where he lived with his aunt Polly. He looked at it, and all joy lefthim. The fence was long and high. He put the brush into the whitewash and movedit along the top of the fence. He repeated the operation. He felt he could notcontinue and sat down.

       Heknew that his friends would arrive soon with all kinds of interesting plans forthe day.

       Theywould walk past him and laugh. They would make jokes about his having to workon a beautiful summer Saturday. The thought burned him like fire.

       Heput his hand into his pockets and took out all that he owned. Perhaps he couldfind some way to pay someone to do the whitewashing for him. But there wasnothing of value in his pockets—nothing that could buy even half an hourof freedom. So he put the bits of toys back into his pockets and gave up theidea.

       Atthis dark and hopeless moment, a wonderful idea came to him. It filled his mindwith a great, bright light. Calmly he picked up the brush and started again towhitewash.

       WhileTom was working, Ben Rogers appeared. Ben was eating an apple as he walked alongthe street. As he walked along it, he was making noises like the sound of ariverboat. First he shouted loudly, like a boat captain. Then he said “Ding-Dong-Dong”,“Ding-Dong-Dong” again and again, like the bell of a riverboat. And he made otherstrange noises. When he came close to Tom, he stopped.

       Tomwent on whitewashing. He did not look at Ben. Ben stared a moment and thensaid: “Hello! I'm going swimming, but you can't go, canyou?”

       Noanswer. Tom moved his brush carefully along the fence and looked at the resultwith the eye of an artist. Ben came nearer. Tom's mouth watered for the apple,but he kept on working.

       Bensaid, “Hello, old fellow, you've got to work, hey?”

       Tomturned suddenly and said, “Why, it's you, Ben! I wasn't noticing.”

       “Say—I'm going swimming. Don't you wish youcould? But of course you'd rather work—wouldn't you? Ofcourse you would.”

       Tomlooked at the boy a bit, and said, “What do you callwork?”

       “Why, isn't that work?”

       Tomwent back to his whitewashing, and answered carelessly.

       “Well, maybe it is, and maybe it isn't. All I know is, it suits TomSawyer.”

       “Oh come, now, you don't mean to say that you like it?”

       Thebrush continued to move.

       “Like it? Well, I don't see why I shouldn't like it. Does a boy get achance to whitewash a fence every day?”

       Benstopped eating his apple. Tom moved his brush back and forth, stepped back tolook at the result, added a touch here and there, and stepped back again. Benwatched every move and got more and more interested. Soon he said,“Say, Tom, let me whitewash a little.”

       Tomthought for a moment, and was about to agree, but he changed his mind.

       “No—no—it won't do,Ben. You see, Aunt Polly wants this fence to be perfect. It has got to be donevery carefully. I don't think there is one boy in a thousand, maybe twothousand, that can do it well enough.”

       “No—is that so? Oh come, now—let me just try. Only just a little.”

       “Ben, I'd like to, but if it isn't done right, I'm afraid Aunt Polly …”

       “Oh, I'll be careful. Now let me try. Say—I'llgive you the core of my apple.”

       “Well, here—No, Ben, now don't. I'm afraid …”

       “I'll give you all of it.”

       Tomgave up the brush with unwillingness on his face, but joy in his heart. Andwhile Ben worked at the fence in the hot sun, Tom sat under a tree, eating theapple, and planning how to get more help. There were enough boys. Each one cameto laugh, but remained to whitewash. By the time Ben was tired, Tom sold thenext chance to Billy for a kite; and when Billy was tired, Johnny bought it fora dead rat—and so on, hour after hour. And when themiddle of the afternoon came, Tom had won many treasures.

       Andhe had not worked. He had had a nice idle time all the time, with plenty ofcompany, and the fence had been whitewashed three times. If he hadn't run outof whitewash, Tom would have owned everything belonging to his friends.

       Hehad discovered a great law of human action, namely, that in order to make a manor a boy want a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to get.

How many characters are mentioned in this story?

A4.

B5.

C6.

D7

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                                D

       Tomappeared on the sidewalk with a bucket of whitewash and a long­handled brush. He stopped by the fence in front of thehouse where he lived with his aunt Polly. He looked at it, and all joy lefthim. The fence was long and high. He put the brush into the whitewash and movedit along the top of the fence. He repeated the operation. He felt he could notcontinue and sat down.

       Heknew that his friends would arrive soon with all kinds of interesting plans forthe day.

       Theywould walk past him and laugh. They would make jokes about his having to workon a beautiful summer Saturday. The thought burned him like fire.

       Heput his hand into his pockets and took out all that he owned. Perhaps he couldfind some way to pay someone to do the whitewashing for him. But there wasnothing of value in his pockets—nothing that could buy even half an hourof freedom. So he put the bits of toys back into his pockets and gave up theidea.

       Atthis dark and hopeless moment, a wonderful idea came to him. It filled his mindwith a great, bright light. Calmly he picked up the brush and started again towhitewash.

       WhileTom was working, Ben Rogers appeared. Ben was eating an apple as he walked alongthe street. As he walked along it, he was making noises like the sound of ariverboat. First he shouted loudly, like a boat captain. Then he said “Ding-Dong-Dong”,“Ding-Dong-Dong” again and again, like the bell of a riverboat. And he made otherstrange noises. When he came close to Tom, he stopped.

       Tomwent on whitewashing. He did not look at Ben. Ben stared a moment and thensaid: “Hello! I'm going swimming, but you can't go, canyou?”

       Noanswer. Tom moved his brush carefully along the fence and looked at the resultwith the eye of an artist. Ben came nearer. Tom's mouth watered for the apple,but he kept on working.

       Bensaid, “Hello, old fellow, you've got to work, hey?”

       Tomturned suddenly and said, “Why, it's you, Ben! I wasn't noticing.”

       “Say—I'm going swimming. Don't you wish youcould? But of course you'd rather work—wouldn't you? Ofcourse you would.”

       Tomlooked at the boy a bit, and said, “What do you callwork?”

       “Why, isn't that work?”

       Tomwent back to his whitewashing, and answered carelessly.

       “Well, maybe it is, and maybe it isn't. All I know is, it suits TomSawyer.”

       “Oh come, now, you don't mean to say that you like it?”

       Thebrush continued to move.

       “Like it? Well, I don't see why I shouldn't like it. Does a boy get achance to whitewash a fence every day?”

       Benstopped eating his apple. Tom moved his brush back and forth, stepped back tolook at the result, added a touch here and there, and stepped back again. Benwatched every move and got more and more interested. Soon he said,“Say, Tom, let me whitewash a little.”

       Tomthought for a moment, and was about to agree, but he changed his mind.

       “No—no—it won't do,Ben. You see, Aunt Polly wants this fence to be perfect. It has got to be donevery carefully. I don't think there is one boy in a thousand, maybe twothousand, that can do it well enough.”

       “No—is that so? Oh come, now—let me just try. Only just a little.”

       “Ben, I'd like to, but if it isn't done right, I'm afraid Aunt Polly …”

       “Oh, I'll be careful. Now let me try. Say—I'llgive you the core of my apple.”

       “Well, here—No, Ben, now don't. I'm afraid …”

       “I'll give you all of it.”

       Tomgave up the brush with unwillingness on his face, but joy in his heart. Andwhile Ben worked at the fence in the hot sun, Tom sat under a tree, eating theapple, and planning how to get more help. There were enough boys. Each one cameto laugh, but remained to whitewash. By the time Ben was tired, Tom sold thenext chance to Billy for a kite; and when Billy was tired, Johnny bought it fora dead rat—and so on, hour after hour. And when themiddle of the afternoon came, Tom had won many treasures.

       Andhe had not worked. He had had a nice idle time all the time, with plenty ofcompany, and the fence had been whitewashed three times. If he hadn't run outof whitewash, Tom would have owned everything belonging to his friends.

       Hehad discovered a great law of human action, namely, that in order to make a manor a boy want a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to get.

Why did Tom take all his bits of toys out of his pockets?

ABecause he was tired and wanted to play with his toys.

BBecause he wanted to throw his toys away.

CBecause he wanted to give his toys to his friends.

DBecause he wanted to know if he could buy help with his toys.

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                                D

       Tomappeared on the sidewalk with a bucket of whitewash and a long­handled brush. He stopped by the fence in front of thehouse where he lived with his aunt Polly. He looked at it, and all joy lefthim. The fence was long and high. He put the brush into the whitewash and movedit along the top of the fence. He repeated the operation. He felt he could notcontinue and sat down.

       Heknew that his friends would arrive soon with all kinds of interesting plans forthe day.

       Theywould walk past him and laugh. They would make jokes about his having to workon a beautiful summer Saturday. The thought burned him like fire.

       Heput his hand into his pockets and took out all that he owned. Perhaps he couldfind some way to pay someone to do the whitewashing for him. But there wasnothing of value in his pockets—nothing that could buy even half an hourof freedom. So he put the bits of toys back into his pockets and gave up theidea.

       Atthis dark and hopeless moment, a wonderful idea came to him. It filled his mindwith a great, bright light. Calmly he picked up the brush and started again towhitewash.

       WhileTom was working, Ben Rogers appeared. Ben was eating an apple as he walked alongthe street. As he walked along it, he was making noises like the sound of ariverboat. First he shouted loudly, like a boat captain. Then he said “Ding-Dong-Dong”,“Ding-Dong-Dong” again and again, like the bell of a riverboat. And he made otherstrange noises. When he came close to Tom, he stopped.

       Tomwent on whitewashing. He did not look at Ben. Ben stared a moment and thensaid: “Hello! I'm going swimming, but you can't go, canyou?”

       Noanswer. Tom moved his brush carefully along the fence and looked at the resultwith the eye of an artist. Ben came nearer. Tom's mouth watered for the apple,but he kept on working.

       Bensaid, “Hello, old fellow, you've got to work, hey?”

       Tomturned suddenly and said, “Why, it's you, Ben! I wasn't noticing.”

       “Say—I'm going swimming. Don't you wish youcould? But of course you'd rather work—wouldn't you? Ofcourse you would.”

       Tomlooked at the boy a bit, and said, “What do you callwork?”

       “Why, isn't that work?”

       Tomwent back to his whitewashing, and answered carelessly.

       “Well, maybe it is, and maybe it isn't. All I know is, it suits TomSawyer.”

       “Oh come, now, you don't mean to say that you like it?”

       Thebrush continued to move.

       “Like it? Well, I don't see why I shouldn't like it. Does a boy get achance to whitewash a fence every day?”

       Benstopped eating his apple. Tom moved his brush back and forth, stepped back tolook at the result, added a touch here and there, and stepped back again. Benwatched every move and got more and more interested. Soon he said,“Say, Tom, let me whitewash a little.”

       Tomthought for a moment, and was about to agree, but he changed his mind.

       “No—no—it won't do,Ben. You see, Aunt Polly wants this fence to be perfect. It has got to be donevery carefully. I don't think there is one boy in a thousand, maybe twothousand, that can do it well enough.”

       “No—is that so? Oh come, now—let me just try. Only just a little.”

       “Ben, I'd like to, but if it isn't done right, I'm afraid Aunt Polly …”

       “Oh, I'll be careful. Now let me try. Say—I'llgive you the core of my apple.”

       “Well, here—No, Ben, now don't. I'm afraid …”

       “I'll give you all of it.”

       Tomgave up the brush with unwillingness on his face, but joy in his heart. Andwhile Ben worked at the fence in the hot sun, Tom sat under a tree, eating theapple, and planning how to get more help. There were enough boys. Each one cameto laugh, but remained to whitewash. By the time Ben was tired, Tom sold thenext chance to Billy for a kite; and when Billy was tired, Johnny bought it fora dead rat—and so on, hour after hour. And when themiddle of the afternoon came, Tom had won many treasures.

       Andhe had not worked. He had had a nice idle time all the time, with plenty ofcompany, and the fence had been whitewashed three times. If he hadn't run outof whitewash, Tom would have owned everything belonging to his friends.

       Hehad discovered a great law of human action, namely, that in order to make a manor a boy want a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to get.

Tom was about to agree to let Ben whitewash when he changed his mind because ________.

ATom wanted to do the whitewashing by himself

BTom planned to make Ben give up his apple first

CTom was unwilling to let Ben do the whitewashing

DTom was afraid Ben would do the whitewashing better

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                                D

       Tomappeared on the sidewalk with a bucket of whitewash and a long­handled brush. He stopped by the fence in front of thehouse where he lived with his aunt Polly. He looked at it, and all joy lefthim. The fence was long and high. He put the brush into the whitewash and movedit along the top of the fence. He repeated the operation. He felt he could notcontinue and sat down.

       Heknew that his friends would arrive soon with all kinds of interesting plans forthe day.

       Theywould walk past him and laugh. They would make jokes about his having to workon a beautiful summer Saturday. The thought burned him like fire.

       Heput his hand into his pockets and took out all that he owned. Perhaps he couldfind some way to pay someone to do the whitewashing for him. But there wasnothing of value in his pockets—nothing that could buy even half an hourof freedom. So he put the bits of toys back into his pockets and gave up theidea.

       Atthis dark and hopeless moment, a wonderful idea came to him. It filled his mindwith a great, bright light. Calmly he picked up the brush and started again towhitewash.

       WhileTom was working, Ben Rogers appeared. Ben was eating an apple as he walked alongthe street. As he walked along it, he was making noises like the sound of ariverboat. First he shouted loudly, like a boat captain. Then he said “Ding-Dong-Dong”,“Ding-Dong-Dong” again and again, like the bell of a riverboat. And he made otherstrange noises. When he came close to Tom, he stopped.

       Tomwent on whitewashing. He did not look at Ben. Ben stared a moment and thensaid: “Hello! I'm going swimming, but you can't go, canyou?”

       Noanswer. Tom moved his brush carefully along the fence and looked at the resultwith the eye of an artist. Ben came nearer. Tom's mouth watered for the apple,but he kept on working.

       Bensaid, “Hello, old fellow, you've got to work, hey?”

       Tomturned suddenly and said, “Why, it's you, Ben! I wasn't noticing.”

       “Say—I'm going swimming. Don't you wish youcould? But of course you'd rather work—wouldn't you? Ofcourse you would.”

       Tomlooked at the boy a bit, and said, “What do you callwork?”

       “Why, isn't that work?”

       Tomwent back to his whitewashing, and answered carelessly.

       “Well, maybe it is, and maybe it isn't. All I know is, it suits TomSawyer.”

       “Oh come, now, you don't mean to say that you like it?”

       Thebrush continued to move.

       “Like it? Well, I don't see why I shouldn't like it. Does a boy get achance to whitewash a fence every day?”

       Benstopped eating his apple. Tom moved his brush back and forth, stepped back tolook at the result, added a touch here and there, and stepped back again. Benwatched every move and got more and more interested. Soon he said,“Say, Tom, let me whitewash a little.”

       Tomthought for a moment, and was about to agree, but he changed his mind.

       “No—no—it won't do,Ben. You see, Aunt Polly wants this fence to be perfect. It has got to be donevery carefully. I don't think there is one boy in a thousand, maybe twothousand, that can do it well enough.”

       “No—is that so? Oh come, now—let me just try. Only just a little.”

       “Ben, I'd like to, but if it isn't done right, I'm afraid Aunt Polly …”

       “Oh, I'll be careful. Now let me try. Say—I'llgive you the core of my apple.”

       “Well, here—No, Ben, now don't. I'm afraid …”

       “I'll give you all of it.”

       Tomgave up the brush with unwillingness on his face, but joy in his heart. Andwhile Ben worked at the fence in the hot sun, Tom sat under a tree, eating theapple, and planning how to get more help. There were enough boys. Each one cameto laugh, but remained to whitewash. By the time Ben was tired, Tom sold thenext chance to Billy for a kite; and when Billy was tired, Johnny bought it fora dead rat—and so on, hour after hour. And when themiddle of the afternoon came, Tom had won many treasures.

       Andhe had not worked. He had had a nice idle time all the time, with plenty ofcompany, and the fence had been whitewashed three times. If he hadn't run outof whitewash, Tom would have owned everything belonging to his friends.

       Hehad discovered a great law of human action, namely, that in order to make a manor a boy want a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to get.

We can learn from the passage that ________.

ATom was interested in whitewashing the fence

BTom had a lot of friends who are ready to help others

CTom was unwilling to whitewash the fence, but he managed to let other boys do it for him

DTom was good at whitewashing the fence, so he looked at the result of his work with the eye of an artist

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                                D

       Tomappeared on the sidewalk with a bucket of whitewash and a long­handled brush. He stopped by the fence in front of thehouse where he lived with his aunt Polly. He looked at it, and all joy lefthim. The fence was long and high. He put the brush into the whitewash and movedit along the top of the fence. He repeated the operation. He felt he could notcontinue and sat down.

       Heknew that his friends would arrive soon with all kinds of interesting plans forthe day.

       Theywould walk past him and laugh. They would make jokes about his having to workon a beautiful summer Saturday. The thought burned him like fire.

       Heput his hand into his pockets and took out all that he owned. Perhaps he couldfind some way to pay someone to do the whitewashing for him. But there wasnothing of value in his pockets—nothing that could buy even half an hourof freedom. So he put the bits of toys back into his pockets and gave up theidea.

       Atthis dark and hopeless moment, a wonderful idea came to him. It filled his mindwith a great, bright light. Calmly he picked up the brush and started again towhitewash.

       WhileTom was working, Ben Rogers appeared. Ben was eating an apple as he walked alongthe street. As he walked along it, he was making noises like the sound of ariverboat. First he shouted loudly, like a boat captain. Then he said “Ding-Dong-Dong”,“Ding-Dong-Dong” again and again, like the bell of a riverboat. And he made otherstrange noises. When he came close to Tom, he stopped.

       Tomwent on whitewashing. He did not look at Ben. Ben stared a moment and thensaid: “Hello! I'm going swimming, but you can't go, canyou?”

       Noanswer. Tom moved his brush carefully along the fence and looked at the resultwith the eye of an artist. Ben came nearer. Tom's mouth watered for the apple,but he kept on working.

       Bensaid, “Hello, old fellow, you've got to work, hey?”

       Tomturned suddenly and said, “Why, it's you, Ben! I wasn't noticing.”

       “Say—I'm going swimming. Don't you wish youcould? But of course you'd rather work—wouldn't you? Ofcourse you would.”

       Tomlooked at the boy a bit, and said, “What do you callwork?”

       “Why, isn't that work?”

       Tomwent back to his whitewashing, and answered carelessly.

       “Well, maybe it is, and maybe it isn't. All I know is, it suits TomSawyer.”

       “Oh come, now, you don't mean to say that you like it?”

       Thebrush continued to move.

       “Like it? Well, I don't see why I shouldn't like it. Does a boy get achance to whitewash a fence every day?”

       Benstopped eating his apple. Tom moved his brush back and forth, stepped back tolook at the result, added a touch here and there, and stepped back again. Benwatched every move and got more and more interested. Soon he said,“Say, Tom, let me whitewash a little.”

       Tomthought for a moment, and was about to agree, but he changed his mind.

       “No—no—it won't do,Ben. You see, Aunt Polly wants this fence to be perfect. It has got to be donevery carefully. I don't think there is one boy in a thousand, maybe twothousand, that can do it well enough.”

       “No—is that so? Oh come, now—let me just try. Only just a little.”

       “Ben, I'd like to, but if it isn't done right, I'm afraid Aunt Polly …”

       “Oh, I'll be careful. Now let me try. Say—I'llgive you the core of my apple.”

       “Well, here—No, Ben, now don't. I'm afraid …”

       “I'll give you all of it.”

       Tomgave up the brush with unwillingness on his face, but joy in his heart. Andwhile Ben worked at the fence in the hot sun, Tom sat under a tree, eating theapple, and planning how to get more help. There were enough boys. Each one cameto laugh, but remained to whitewash. By the time Ben was tired, Tom sold thenext chance to Billy for a kite; and when Billy was tired, Johnny bought it fora dead rat—and so on, hour after hour. And when themiddle of the afternoon came, Tom had won many treasures.

       Andhe had not worked. He had had a nice idle time all the time, with plenty ofcompany, and the fence had been whitewashed three times. If he hadn't run outof whitewash, Tom would have owned everything belonging to his friends.

       Hehad discovered a great law of human action, namely, that in order to make a manor a boy want a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to get.

What made Ben Rogers eagerly give up his apple and offer to brush the fence for Tom?

AHis warm heart and kindness to friends.

BHis curiosity about Tom's brushing job.

CTom's threat.

DAunt Polly's idea.

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                                D

       Tomappeared on the sidewalk with a bucket of whitewash and a long­handled brush. He stopped by the fence in front of thehouse where he lived with his aunt Polly. He looked at it, and all joy lefthim. The fence was long and high. He put the brush into the whitewash and movedit along the top of the fence. He repeated the operation. He felt he could notcontinue and sat down.

       Heknew that his friends would arrive soon with all kinds of interesting plans forthe day.

       Theywould walk past him and laugh. They would make jokes about his having to workon a beautiful summer Saturday. The thought burned him like fire.

       Heput his hand into his pockets and took out all that he owned. Perhaps he couldfind some way to pay someone to do the whitewashing for him. But there wasnothing of value in his pockets—nothing that could buy even half an hourof freedom. So he put the bits of toys back into his pockets and gave up theidea.

       Atthis dark and hopeless moment, a wonderful idea came to him. It filled his mindwith a great, bright light. Calmly he picked up the brush and started again towhitewash.

       WhileTom was working, Ben Rogers appeared. Ben was eating an apple as he walked alongthe street. As he walked along it, he was making noises like the sound of ariverboat. First he shouted loudly, like a boat captain. Then he said “Ding-Dong-Dong”,“Ding-Dong-Dong” again and again, like the bell of a riverboat. And he made otherstrange noises. When he came close to Tom, he stopped.

       Tomwent on whitewashing. He did not look at Ben. Ben stared a moment and thensaid: “Hello! I'm going swimming, but you can't go, canyou?”

       Noanswer. Tom moved his brush carefully along the fence and looked at the resultwith the eye of an artist. Ben came nearer. Tom's mouth watered for the apple,but he kept on working.

       Bensaid, “Hello, old fellow, you've got to work, hey?”

       Tomturned suddenly and said, “Why, it's you, Ben! I wasn't noticing.”

       “Say—I'm going swimming. Don't you wish youcould? But of course you'd rather work—wouldn't you? Ofcourse you would.”

       Tomlooked at the boy a bit, and said, “What do you callwork?”

       “Why, isn't that work?”

       Tomwent back to his whitewashing, and answered carelessly.

       “Well, maybe it is, and maybe it isn't. All I know is, it suits TomSawyer.”

       “Oh come, now, you don't mean to say that you like it?”

       Thebrush continued to move.

       “Like it? Well, I don't see why I shouldn't like it. Does a boy get achance to whitewash a fence every day?”

       Benstopped eating his apple. Tom moved his brush back and forth, stepped back tolook at the result, added a touch here and there, and stepped back again. Benwatched every move and got more and more interested. Soon he said,“Say, Tom, let me whitewash a little.”

       Tomthought for a moment, and was about to agree, but he changed his mind.

       “No—no—it won't do,Ben. You see, Aunt Polly wants this fence to be perfect. It has got to be donevery carefully. I don't think there is one boy in a thousand, maybe twothousand, that can do it well enough.”

       “No—is that so? Oh come, now—let me just try. Only just a little.”

       “Ben, I'd like to, but if it isn't done right, I'm afraid Aunt Polly …”

       “Oh, I'll be careful. Now let me try. Say—I'llgive you the core of my apple.”

       “Well, here—No, Ben, now don't. I'm afraid …”

       “I'll give you all of it.”

       Tomgave up the brush with unwillingness on his face, but joy in his heart. Andwhile Ben worked at the fence in the hot sun, Tom sat under a tree, eating theapple, and planning how to get more help. There were enough boys. Each one cameto laugh, but remained to whitewash. By the time Ben was tired, Tom sold thenext chance to Billy for a kite; and when Billy was tired, Johnny bought it fora dead rat—and so on, hour after hour. And when themiddle of the afternoon came, Tom had won many treasures.

       Andhe had not worked. He had had a nice idle time all the time, with plenty ofcompany, and the fence had been whitewashed three times. If he hadn't run outof whitewash, Tom would have owned everything belonging to his friends.

       Hehad discovered a great law of human action, namely, that in order to make a manor a boy want a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to get.

Which of the following is the most suitable title for this passage?

AThe Happy Whitewasher

BTom And His Fellows

CWhitewashing A Fence

DHow To Make The Things Difficult To Get

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第二节:完形填空(共20小题;每小题1分,满分20分)

阅读下面短文,掌握其大意,然后21~40各题所给的四个选项(A、B、C和D)中,选出最佳选项。

        As a nurse working in the emergency room, I meet a lot of patients every workday. Yet those special “patients” on that Christmas have made a   21   impression on me.

        It was unusually quiet in the emergency room on December 25. I was   22   about having to work on Christmas when a pale woman and four small children,   23   that they were terribly sick, showed up at my desk.

        But when it came to descriptions of their problems, things got a little  24  . They all claimed to have headaches, but the headaches weren’t  25   by the normal body language of  26   the head and trying to keep it still.

=Something was wrong. Our hospital policy,  27  , was not to  28   any patient. I explained it might be a little while  29   a doctor saw her. She responded immediately, even a bit  30  .

        “Take your time,” and then she added, “It’s warm in here.” At this, I checked their registration form out of  31  . No address—they were homeless. And the waiting room was  32  .

        I went back to the nurses’ station and mentioned the family in the waiting room. The nurses,  33   to a family just trying to get warm on Christmas, went into action just as we do  34  there’s a medical emergency. But this one was a Christmas emergency.

        We prepared meals for our Christmas  35  . We put together oranges and apples in a basket. We collected from different departments candies, crayons and other things   36   that could be presents. As  37   as we met the physical needs of the patients that came to us that day, our team worked to meet the needs of a family who  38   wanted to be warm on Christmas Day.

        Later, as the family walked to the door to leave, the mother came  39   back, gave me a hug and whispered, “Thanks for being our  40   today.”

21.   

    A. living         B. lasting          

    C. long          D.continuing

22.   

    A. sighing       B. worrying      

    C. singing       D.speaking

23.  

    A. talking          B. complaining      

    C. saying           D.telling

24.   

    A. strange       B. normal           

    C.interesting   D. surprising

25.   

    A. shown         B. accompanied      

    C. protected    D.followed

26.   

    A. hitting          B. shaking       

    C. nodding       D.holding

27.   

    A. therefore        B. however       

    C. otherwise        D.moreover

28.   

    A. keep away       B. take away        

    C. turn away        D.stay away

29.   

    A. before       B. when          

    C. while         D.after

30.  

    A. sensitively   B. angrily          

    C. happily       D.sadly

31.   

    A. question      B. control          

    C.expectation   D. curiosity

32.   

    A. warm       B. cold          

    C. big           D.small

33.   

    A. devoted       B. sympathetic        

    C. accustomed       D.grateful

34.   

    A. if            B. unless           

    C. when     D.while

35.   

    A. guests           B. patients      

    C. travelers        D.children

36.   

    A.visible          B. available        

    C. accessible   D. possible

37.   

    A. jokingly      B. casually      

    C. seriously    D.faithfully

38.   

    A. often         B. simply           

    C. surely        D.actually

39.   

    A. walking       B. stepping      

    C. flying           D.running

40.   

    A. friends       B. nurses          

    C. hosts         D.angels

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第二节:下面文章有5处(第61~65题)需要添加小标题。请从以下选项(A、B、C、D、E和F)中选出符合各段意思的小标题,选项中有一项是多余选项。

    A.Take action

    B.Accept Yourself

    C.Maintain a Diary

    D.Reflect on the Past

    E.Focus on Yourself

    F.Give Yourself a break

                How to Find Yourself

    Do you often feel lost?Do you think you are living somebody else’s life? If yes, discover ways to find yourself by going through the following article.

    61. _________________ If you are thinking, “how to find yourself when you are lost?”, then the first thing to do is to have a rest from everything—work, personal life and all worldly things. Give time to yourself to think why you seem lost. Is it because of over work? Is it because you are not leading a life that you want to? Or is it because you are not satisfied with the people or things around you? Try to find answers to these questions to determine the cause behind your restlessness.

    62. _________________ For once, instead of being the way others want you to be, be yourself. Look within and find yourself in you. Think about the things that you would want to do if you didn’t have any family obligations or any money issues. Think about the kind of relationship you would want to be in, the place that you would like to stay in, the kind of lifestyle you would like to lead, if you didn’t have the society or people around you, judging all the time. If you really want to know how to find inner peace, then think, what you would want others to describe you as—an honest person? Or adventurous? Or loving, or realistic? Once you look within, you will know the answer and then try to be exactly that.

    63. _________________  Thinking deeply about the past, the time or situations when you were the happiest, is another way to find yourself .Think what you were doing or with whom you were, when you were the happiest. This will help you to identify things that you want to do in life that make you happy and also certain people whose company you enjoy.

    64. _________________   Knowing yourself and determining what you to do with your life will not come to you in a day or two. Discovering oneself is an ongoing process and it can take months or sometimes even years to truly find yourself. So, it’s important that you maintain a written record of all your feelings and thoughts, which you can go through at a later stage. Pour all your emotions and feelings about life in it and who knows may be one day going through it, you will find yourself.

    65. _________________  Once you have discovered what you want to do with your life, make a move for change and self improvement. Even if it means taking up small things such as dancing or painting, go ahead and do it. If you want a career change, plan and take steps so that it can take place smoothly. If you are stuck in a bad relationship and find yourself unable to mend it, break away. At the beginning, you may find yourself slightly unbalanced, but with time everything will be fine.

    It is very important for you to truly find yourself, before it is too late. If you do not find yourself now, you will spend your life with somebody you do not even know, i.e. yourself.

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第一节:短文改错(共10小题;每小题1分,满分10分)

    下面短文中有10处语言错误。请在有错误的地方增加、删除或修改某个单词。

    增加:在缺词处加一个漏字符号(/\),并在其下面写出该加的词。

    删除:把多余的词用斜线(\)划掉。

    修改:在错的词下划一横线,并在该词下面写出修改后的词。

注意:1每处错误及其修改均仅限一词

         2只允许修改10处,多者(从第11处起)不计分。

        My friendship with Yang Qing began when we meet in our school photo club. From then on we became good friend. We had common interest in basketball and often shared their experience about photographing. On weekends we rode to play the basketball together. Now in Senior 3, we seldom play together, or still keep in touch and encourage each other. With the entrance exam comes near, I’m worried about what my life will like as we may go to different universities. But now what doesn’t worry me any more because I know just as the old saying goes: Truly friendship will always live on no matter where far apart we are.

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第二节:书面表达(满分30分)

        生活中人们常常需要做出决定,一些决定会对其产生重大影响,请叙述你曾经做出的一个对你产生重大影响的决定,并简要说明你的感受或得到的启示,用英文写一篇100-120个词的短文。

注意:开头已给出,不计入词数。

        In life people make many important decisions.                                                                                        .

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