Unit 15 Learning
第一节：单项填空（共 15 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 15 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。 1． A bird in the hand is _______ two in the bush. A. wo
rthy B. worthwhile C. worth D. worth of
2． Mr. Smith was _______ because of his carelessness. A. laid aside B. laid off C. laid down D. laid out
3. I will try my best to help you. _______ anything else you’re my good friend. A. Aside from B. Except C. Beside D. But
4. — Mum’s gift? She _______ have chosen a better one for me. — She _______ be very happy to know it. A. couldn’t; must C. might; wouldn’t B. should; must D. mustn’t; should
5. A committee has been _______ to organize social events in the college. A. set out B. set up C. set off D. set down
6. — Jack, may I use your cellphone? — Oh, sorry. It doesn’t work. It _______ repairing. A. requires B. acquires C. asks D. inspires
7. Wang Li failed in this examination. How he wished he _______ it. A. passed B. pass C. should pass D. had passed
8. They urged that the Science Museum _______ open during the vacation. A. was kept B. were kept C. be kept D. will be kept
9. He finds it hard to keep _______ with the change of society if he stops learning. A. company B. time C. faith D. pace
10. He’s a very _______ dresser—he always looks like he’s wearing his father’s clothes. A. mild B. conservative C. frank D. unwilling
11. — Why was the interview put off? — Because of the _______ of the boss. A. lack B. emptiness C. shortage D. absence
12. Unfortunately, their car _______ in the mud after the heavy rain. A. got stuck C. got lost B. got promoted D. got involved
13. I’ll _______ the story where you left off. A. turn up B. catch up C. go up D. take up
14. His heart swelled _______ pride when his daughter won the prize. A. with B. to C. into D. around
15. I _______ that he is the man who took away my dictionary. A. doubt B. predict C. suspect D. accuse
第二节： 完形填空（共 20 小题；每小题 1.5 分，满分 30 分） 阅读下面短文，掌握其大意，然后从 16-35 各题所给的四个选项（A、B、C 和 D）中，选 出最佳选项。 “Don’t talk to Amy,” warned Lauren on the first day of the sixth grade. “Or everybody will make fun of you.” Amy had many physical 16 — lots of reasons for other kids to 17 her. Her eyes were small. Her glasses were thick, and she had really ugly teeth. Every day as we rode to and from school, the 18 would shout insults (辱骂) at Amy. “God, what a strange face! 19 looking at me!” For a while I 20 my share of insults, just so I’d fit in. After all, I didn’t want the other kids to treat me the same way they treated Amy. But I could see that the insults were almost making her look 21, and there was always a 22 expression on her face. I began to 23 her. Then I wanted to stand up 24 her. I just didn’ know how to stop my 25 — until the night of our class roller-skating t party. Amy didn’t know 26 to skate, so I skated to her and 27 pulled her away from the wall, and together we began the 28 around the skating rink (溜冰场). I never said
a word to her, and she never spoke to me. She just 29, and she would laugh in excitement 30 . On the school bus the next morning there was a lot of talk about Amy and me skating together. But 31 insulted her or me. And they didn’t for the rest of the 32. When the school year ended, my family moved away, and I never heard about Amy again. She changed my 3 . After becoming her friend, I no longer tried to 34 people by trying to act like them or dress like them. I 35 myself. 16. A. differences 17. A. be fond of C. make fun of 18. A. adults 19. A. Try 20. A. shouted 21. A. stronger 22. A. brave 23. A. blame 24. A. in 25. A. schoolmates 26. A. why 27. A. quickly 28. A. talk 29. A. apologized 30. A. now and then 31. A. everybody 32. A. day 33. A. habit 34. A. help 35. A. became B. visitors B. Continue B. got B. angrier B. sad B. pity B. with B. teachers B. when B. slowly B. journey B. complained B. at that moment B. somebody B. week B. plan B. impress B. taught B. pains C. conditions B. be proud of D. think highly of C. boys C. Remember C. enjoyed C. uglier C. shocked C. encourage C. on C. roommates C. how C. proudly C. performance C. stood C. by the way C. nobody C. month C. life C. warn C. comforted D. kids D. Stop D. kept D. kinder D. puzzled D. change D. for D. students D. where D. curiously D. competition D. smiled D. in the end D. anybody D. year D. position D. disappoint D. believed D. advantages
第二部分：阅读理解（共 20 小题；每小题 2 分，满分 40 分） 阅读下列短文，从每题所给的四个选项（A、B、C 和 D）中，选出最佳选项。
A Born in Warsaw, Poland, Schmuel Gelbfisz was the eldest child in a Jewish family. At an early age, he left home on foot, headed west, and ended up in England. He worked hard as a blacksmith (铁匠). There he anglicized (使英国化) his name to Samuel Goldfish. Two years later, Goldfish went on a journey on a ship to Nova Scotia, Canada. He headed south to New York, again on foot, in 1898. His American career began with him working as a floor sweeper in a glove factory. Three years later he was a star glove salesman. In 1913, Goldfish, Jesse L. Lasky and Cecil B. DeMille formed the Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Company. The three men began working on a movie Squaw Man. DeMille insisted that the movie be made in the real American West. Finally, they chose a quiet little town in southern California. It was called Hollywood. The company decided to build its studio in the town, and later Hollywood became the center of the movie industry. In 1916, Goldfish started a business with Edgar Selwyn. They combined their names Goldfish and Selwyn and called the new company Goldwyn. Samuel Goldfish liked the name and changed his to Samuel Goldwyn. In 1922, Goldwyn left the company and formed his own company Samuel Goldwyn Productions one year later. Goldwyn was one of the great independent producers during the “Golden Age” of Hollywood. Many of his films received Academy Awards. He employed top directors and actors to produce films of high quality. This became known as the “Goldwyn Touch”. He was also known for his sense of humor. He created many funny expressions. In Hollywood they are known as Goldwynisms. Goldwyn died in 1974. He was in the movie business for almost sixty years. He is considered one of the founding fathers of Hollywood’s film industry. 36. Which of the following is NOT a family name used by Schmuel in the passage? A. Gelbfisz. B. Goldfish. C. Selwyn. D. Goldwyn.
37. From the third paragraph we can learn _____. A. how Goldwyn set up a film company in Hollywood by himself
B. Squaw Man was one of the first films made in Hollywood C. how Goldwyn became a successful salesman in New York D. Hollywood was a new town built by Goldwyn’s company 38. The underlined word “Goldwynisms” in Paragraph 5 probably refers to “_____”. A. Goldwyn’s high-quality films B. Goldwyn’s courage and determination C. Goldwyn’s working experiences D. Goldwyn’s funny expressions 39. According to the passage, the following words can be used to describe Goldwyn EXCEPT _____. A. determined C. hardworking B. warm-hearted D. humorous B Skiing on snow is an old idea. People have been skiing for more than 4,000 years! But skiing on water is relatively new. How did waterskiing begin? Who thought up the idea in the first place? Waterskiing didn’t begin until boats had motors (发动机) that provided enough power to tow (牵引) someone on waterskis (滑水橇). The idea of skiing on water probably began in Hawaii with surfboarding, a sport in which a person rides a board on waves near the seashore. The first person to waterski was, most likely, Ralph Samuelson. He wore boards tied to his feet and was towed around Lake City in Minnesota. That was in 1922. After that, the sport of waterskiing took off. Equipment changed quickly. Skiers looked for faster skis, faster boats, and new challenges. Some skiers thought of some very original ideas. A waterskier of Florida came up with a new idea. In 1947 he waterskied without waterskis! He skied with bare (赤裸的) feet. Thirty years later, in 1977 Billy Nicholaus also skied with bare feet. In fact, he set a record because he skied barefoot for two hours, forty-two minutes and thirty-nine seconds! Waterskiers have done amazing things on skis too. In 1971 Danny Churchill skied
at a speed of more than 125 miles per hour. That was the highest speed in the 1970s. Six years later Will Coughey skied 1,124 miles without stopping! In 1979, Sammy Duvall, jumped 182 feet off a ramp (斜坡), landing on the water. The sport hasn’t stopped changing. Today boats tow waterskiers wearing parachutes. When the boat picks up enough speed, the skiers leave the water and start flying. Other people ride a jet-powered ski and ski across the water on their own. 40. The passage is mainly about _____. A. the comparisons between waterskiing and snow skiing B. the beginning and development of waterskiing C. the best way to learn waterskiing D. the rapid development of waterskiing equipment 41. Which of the following skiers skied fastest per hour according to the passage? A. Danny Churchill. C. Sammy Duvall. B. Will Coughey. D. Billy Nicholaus.
42. Which of the following events happened last? A. Ralph Samuelson tried waterskiing. B. A man of Florida skied with bare feet. C. Billy Nicholaus set a record. D. People used a jet-powered ski. 43. We can infer from the passage that _____. A. waterskiing has a history of less than 100 years B. waterskiing is a sport as old as snow skiing C. waterskiers must wear water skis when skiing D. waterskiers must wear parachutes when skiing C More than four out of five people admit to telling little white lies at least once a day and the preferred way of “being economical with the truth” is to use technology such as cellphones, text messages and e-mails, a survey said last Thursday. The research found that “techno-treachery （高科技说谎） was widespread with ” nearly 75 percent of people saying gadgets (小器具) made it easier to fib (撒小谎).
Just over half of the respondents （被调查者） said using gadgets made them feel less guilty when telling a lie than doing it face to face. The workplace was a favorite location for fibbing with 67 percent of the 1,487 respondents admitting they had lied at work. The top lie was pretending to be ill (43 percent), followed by saying work had been completed when it hadn’t (23 percent). Worryingly for bosses 18 percent said they lied to hide a big mistake. But, employers were not the only ones on the receiving end of dishonest statements. Just over 40 percent of the respondents said they had lied to their families or partners. Key topics to lie about were: buying new clothes or the cost of them (37 percent), how good someone looked in something (35 percent), how much they had eaten (35 percent) and drunk (31 percent) and how much they weighed (32 percent). 44. The underlined phrase “being economical with the truth” probably means “_____”. A. telling lies C. feeling guilty B. making apologies D. admitting mistakes
45. It can be inferred from the passage that _____. A. parents seldom lie to children B. most employees will be fired once they are found telling lies C. without gadgets, people may be under more pressure when telling lies D. most employers are better at telling lies than the employees 46. Which of the following is NOT true according to the passage? A. Cellphones make people more likely to lie. B. Some people might lie to their bosses when they are not doing their work well. C. More and more people are making up their minds to stop telling lies. D. Nearly 1,500 people were questioned in the survey. 47. What is the main idea of the passage? A. People are getting more likely to lie. B. People tend to fib using gadgets.
C. Most people tell white lies at the workplace. D. 18% of people lie to their bosses. D In its 2006-2007 season, Dallas Children’s Theater will continue to draw the attention of teens and their parents with one hand while offering sweets to youngsters in the other. For older ones: The Secret Life of Girls, Linda Daugherty’ play about teen cliques s (朋党), aims at teens and adults. World premiere (首映). April 13 to May 6. For littler ones: If You Give a Pig a Party is a musical adapted by Nancy Schaeffer and B. Wolf from the book by Laura Numeroff. World premiere. Sept. 20 to Oct. 29. THE REST OF THE SEASON Night of the Living Dead Scary fun for teens and adults, adapted by Lori Allen Ohm from the movie by George Romero and John Russo. Oct. 13 to Nov. 4. The Velveteen Rabbit The rabbit story for all ages, adapted by Linda Daugherty from the Margery Williams book. Nov. 17 to Dec. 17. James and the Giant Peach Adapted from the magical Roald Dahl story by David Wood. March 16 to April 22. Sleeping Beauty The princess awaits Prince Charming. At El Centro Theater March 2-25. A Midnight Cry by James DeVita follows Lida, a young slave, on the Underground Railroad. May 4-20; it’s also DCT’s national touring production. Pinkerton!!! Adapted by Linda Daugherty from the Steven Kellogg story about a rambunctious (热闹的) Great Dane pup. World premiere. June 22 to July 22, 2007. Season tickets: $48 for four plays to $88 for all. Single tickets $16-$18; $14-$16 for ages 3-16, $6 for children under 3. $12 each for groups of 8 or more. School day tickets: $6.75 each with one free chaperone (年长女伴) pass per 20 students. Call 214-740-0051. 48. If you are interested in musicals, which of the following will you choose to watch? A. The Secret Life of Girls. B. If You Give a Pig a Party. C. Night of the Living Dead.
D. A Midnight Cry. 49. If a couple want to enjoy only one performance with their son aged 10, how much should they pay at least? A. $38.75. B. $44. C. $42.75. D. $46.
50. Which of the following performances can you enjoy on April Fool’s Day? A. The Secret Life of Girls. B. The Velveteen Rabbit. C. James and the Giant Peach. D. Sleeping Beauty. 51. Which of the following is adapted from a movie? A. Night of the Living Dead. B. The Velveteen Rabbit. C. James and the Giant Peach. D. Pinkerton!!! E Hi, I’m your tooth. I’ve been asked to represent the rest of your teeth. We need your help. We like to be clean when you show us off with your big, wide smiles. First, let me tell you a little about us. You weren’t born with the baby teeth, they developed when you were about six or seven months old. You went from milk to real food in no time thanks to your twenty primary teeth. Eventually, they loosened and fell out, one at a time, probably about the time you were six or seven years old. Then we came into your life. We are your permanent teeth, all twenty-eight of us. Some people may even have thirty-two depending on those wisdom teeth in the back. Sometimes they are able to help, and sometimes they cause trouble. Many times wisdom teeth are sideways (侧着的) and have to be pulled. Some people don’t even have them at all! On a more personal note, I am an incisor, and you have seven more just like me, here in the front of your mouth. We do the biting on those chocolate chip cookies you like so much. Next to us are the canines, four sharp teeth, two on either side. Their job is to tear food; pizza is a good one for them. Behind them are eight premolars
and eight to twelve molars, depending on those wisdom teeth. The molars do the majority of the work chewing the food that you eat. They do a great job on those carrots you like so much! Did you know we not only help you bite and chew but also help you talk? That’s right. Try to say “tooth” without letting your tongue touch the back of your teeth. It sounds pretty funny, doesn’t it? 52. How many teeth does a four-year-old boy usually have according to the passage? A. 20. B. 24. C. 28. D. 32.
53. Why are the wisdom teeth pulled sometimes? A. Because they are useless. B. Because they are in the back. C. Because they are ugly. D. Because they grow in wrong directions. 54. The word “I” in the passage refers to a _____. A. wisdom tooth C. molar B. baby tooth D. permanent tooth
55. The passage is probably taken from a _____. A. novel C. health magazine B. fairy tale D. news report
第三部分：写作（共两节，满分 35 分） 第一节：短文改错（共 10 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 10 分） Professor Reed, known to the world as scientist, is not only absent-minded but also short-sighted. He is always busy think about some scientific problems and he seldom notices what going on around him. One day, he decided to go out for a walk in the countryside. As usual, he held a thicker book in his hand, but he was lost himself in reading several minutes later. In a result, he knocked into a big cow and fall down. He stood up and found he had lost his glasses without them he couldn’t see anything. He thought he had hit 56. 57. 58. 59. 60. 61. 62. 63. 64.
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his heads against a fat lady. “I’m sorry, Madam.” he apologized. 65. 第二节：书面表达（满分 25 分） 假设你是李明，今年上高二。你准备写信给你的美国笔友 May，向她介绍上课的时间和每 天上几节课，并向她描述你心中理想的课堂。文章应包括以下内容： 1. 理想的上课时间及原因； 2. 理想的课堂组织形式等。 注意：1. 开头和结尾已经给出，不计入总词数； Dear May, I haven’t written to you for a long time. How are you? 2. 词数：100 左右。
Tell me something about your class. I’m looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Yours, Li Ming 参考答案： 1-5 CBAAB 16-20 ACDDA 31-35 CDCBA 46-50 CBBDC 56. as 后加 a 59. going 前加 is 61. 去掉 was 或 himself 63. fall → fell 65. heads → head One possible version: Dear May, I haven’t written to you for a long time. How are you? I am in grade two now. Our class begins at 7 am and there are 8 classes a day. I enjoy school, but I really wish our classes started at 8 am, and this would gives us more time to sleep.
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6-10 ADCDB 21-25 CBBDA 36-40 CBDBB 51-55 AADDC 57. √
11-15 DADAC 26-30 CBBDA 41-45 ADAAC
58. think → thinking 60. thicker → thick 62. In → As 64. them → which
I also wish there was no fixed seating arrangement in class, so we could sit in circles or groups. Also, class would be much better if our teachers encouraged us to talk more instead of doing all of the talking themselves. This way the class would be much more lively. If the school made these changes, then everyone would be happy to attend class. Tell me something about your class. I’m looking forward to hearing from you soon. Yours, Li Ming
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