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reading quiz of unit1-2 试卷编号: 2012-quiz1 考试时间: 60 分钟 满分: 50 分

Part 1 Fill in the Blanks (with the initial letters provided) (Each item: 1) Directions:Fill in the blanks in the following sentences with the help of the first letter(s). Use only ONE word to fill in each blank. 1. In rescuing the child, five firemen narrowly escaped death when the house collapsed their feet.

2. Sue screamed, not loudly, more in surprise than , when a guy entered the room with a pistol.

3. Obviously, all the happiness and the excitement had been completely from her voice.

4. Advised by his acquaintances to his public remarks, he promised yesterday to tell the full story once he left office.

5. The world has fallen in love with Paul and I really don't care if it lasts for fifteen minutes or forever, but let's for the latter.

6. The Japanese economy will continue to develop faster than its foreign for years to come.

7. Precisely following this treatment, he had a , empty feeling in his stomach.

8. But for Tess, to pray is to

"that success in life doesn't all depend on us, that there is a god or

some other great power in control."

9. The new mother was recovering slowly from a particularly complicated .

10. I do think a hospital is usually the best place for a safe .

11. This might reflect cultural differences as well as effects due to the type and quantity of food by the mother.

12. The secretary was looking for other jobs to her pay; she didn't earn enough money to pay for her food and clothes.

13. Some students choose to develop specialized interests by following several courses in the broad areas of finance and accounting, marketing, personnel management and industrial relations; others prefer to their options to follow a more broadly-based management education.

14. I can't stop you from going to see her, but if you in police business you will be in severe trouble.

15. They avoid the more jobs, choosing the ones that are within their limitations.

16. To take your pulse (脉搏) all you need to do is to count it for 10 seconds and then by 6.

17. Many social problems have to be , including homelessness, poverty and hunger.

18. The rural population is growing at over 2 per cent per year and are increasing.

19. The government cannot easily the damage from the big flood.

20. It may be to have a blood test to put your mind at rest if you worry about iron deficiency.

Part 2 Multiple Choice (Each item: 1) Directions:Choose the best answer from the four choices marked A, B, C and D.

21. On the coast the weather is ________ with day after day of hot sun, in the mountains, however, the air cools quickly and until the end of June you can still find snow on the mountain tops. A. funny B. interesting C. romantic D. good

22. Once you have made your booking and paid a ________, then the cost of your holiday cannot be changed. A. fee B. saving C. money D. loan

23. Will you go to the party ________ me, so that our host won't be too offended? A. instead of B. rather than C. no other than D. except for

24. ________ it was on the side of a mountain, the village was very quiet. A. Isolated as B. Isolating if C. Being isolated as D. Having been isolated if

25. ________ data (数据) that the language-acquiring ability must be stimulated. A. It being B. It is C. There is

D. There being

26. The physicist needed more ________ before his theory could be accepted. A. finance B. publications C. evidence D. recognition

27. These areas rely on agriculture almost _____________, having few mineral resources and a minimum of industrial development. A. respectively B. relatively C. incredibly D. exclusively

28. Frequently single-parent children ________ some of the housework. A. take off B. take after C. take on D. take in

29. Americans consume ________ as they actually need every day. A. twice protein as much B. twice protein as many C. twice as much protein D. protein as twice much

30. If tap water were as dangerous as some think, ________ would be getting sick. A. a lot of more us B. a lot more of us C. more a lot of us D. a lot us of more

Part 3 Translation from Chinese into English (Each item: 1) Directions:Translate the following Chinese into English, using the expressions (or following the instructions) given in the brackets.

31. 小孩子应该学会自立,这样他们将来就能自己处理事情。(on one's own)

32. 他办事决不冲动,从来都是三思而后行。(on impulse)

33. 你知道的,生活充满失意与得意。因此,错过了晋升 (promotion) 的机会不要太难过。 (ups and downs)

34. 不用担心,我不会向经理告发你的。(tell on)

35. 天气允许的话,野餐就定在星期六。 (using an absolute structure)

36. 如果育龄妇女拒绝食牛肉、羊肉,她们流失铁质的危险就更大。(at risk)

37. 由五个大学的教授组成的小组所进行的研究表明,即使是适度的锻炼,也可能会降低女 性血液中的铁质含量。(lead to)

38. 我觉得各行各业的妇女加入工会对她们是有好处的。(benefit from)

39. 他表现不佳的原因可能是缺乏兴趣而非阅读障碍。(attribute to)

40. 工业巨头希望科学家致力于基础研究而非应用研究。(engage in)

Part 4 Skimming and Scanning (True or False Questions + Blank Filling) (Each item: 1) Directions:Read the following passage and then answer the questions. For questions 1-7, choose Y (YES) if the statement agrees with the information given in the passage, choose N (NO) if the statement contradicts the information given in the passage, choose NG (NOT GIVEN) if the information is not given in the passage. For questions 8-10, complete the sentences with the information given in the passage. Questions 41 to 50 are based on the same passage or dialog. Magic Magic (魔术) is a form of entertainment that is based on pretending to do things which are impossible. The magician (魔术师) is a specially trained actor. He tries to make the audience believe that he has the power to do things which are against the law of nature. Magic shows are entertaining as long as the audience does not discover how the tricks are done. The magician always tries to keep his tricks a secret. The tricks employed in magic performance The magician usually depends on his skill with his hands, on his knowledge of psychology, and, sometimes, on mechanical (机械的) devices. Since magic tricks are meant to fool people, the use of psychology is important. The magician must keep people from noticing all the movements of his hands and from thinking about the secret parts of his equipment. He must also lead the audience to draw false conclusions. The magician's success depends on the fact that many things seen by the eye do not register on the mind. Two basic magic tricks are making objects seem to appear and making objects seem to disappear. A combination of these two tricks makes for some interesting effects. For example,the magician

puts a small ball under one of several cups. The ball then seems to jump from one cup to another or to change color. What actually happens is that the magician, employing quick hand movements or a mechanical device, hides one ball. While doing this he talks to the audience and waves a brightly colored cloth with one hand. The audience is too busy watching the cloth and listening to the magician's words to notice that his other hand is hiding the ball. Another favorite trick is to cut or burn something, and then make it appear whole again. What actually happens is that the magician makes the cut or burned object disappear by quickly hiding it while the audience watches something else. Then he "magically" makes it appear whole again by displaying another object that has not been cut or burned. There are a number of tricks in which a magician will appear to read someone's mind. In some of these, a trained helper will cover the magician's eyes with a cloth. Then the helper has the audience hand him various objects. The helper can tell the magician what the objects are without mentioning their names, by using key words or code words as he talks to the magician. This trick may take the magician and his helper many months to learn. A magician's powers are really quite limited, but he makes people believe that he can do almost anything by changing or combing several tricks. Tricks in which the magician apparently cuts people in half or makes them disappear are called "illusions" (幻觉). The word "illusion" derives from the fact that mirrors are often used to perform these tricks. A famous illusion trick is to saw (锯) a woman in half. The woman is put into a long box with her head sticking out of one end and her feet sticking out of the other end. The magician takes an ordinary wood saw and cuts the box into two halves. The audience is shocked, thinking that perhaps he has killed the woman. A few moments later, however, the magician waves his hand over the box and the woman comes out. The woman that the audience saw being cut in two was only an image in a mirror—an illusion. History of magic Magic is as popular today as it was in ancient times. Records show that over 2,000 years ago magic performances were being given in ancient Egypt, India, Rome, China and Greece. These early magicians only performed for small groups of people on a street corner or for a king and his friends. The magicians in those days used only small objects that they could carry with them or borrow, such as cups, small stones, knives, and strings. About 1400,more specially designed tricks were invented which used larger equipment, such as boxes and barrels with false bottoms. Under these false bottoms the magician could hide a bird, rabbit, plant, or whatever he wanted to make appear suddenly. Some magicians made enough money to buy a donkey, a horse, or even a horse and wagon so that they could carry bigger equipment. Magicians also began to use halls or empty stores so that they could give their shows indoors.

The most successful magicians would move only three or four times a year. They kept a lot of equipment on their stages, but used only a small part of it in each show. In this way they could convince the same people back over and over again. Some of their equipment was of no use at all. It was only used for show and to impress the audience. Modern magic did not really start until the 1800s. Its father is considered to be Jean Houdin, a Frenchman, who developed rules for doing magic. Houdin was also a highly skilled mechanic and watchmaker. Today modern magicians can perform magic tricks that would have been impossible years ago because they now have better mechanical equipment and greater knowledge of audience psychology.

41. Magicians take advantage of their hands and psychology, but not mechanical devices. A. Y B. N C. NG 42. When making something disappear, magicians usually tell people to pay attention to how the trick is done. A. Y B. N C. NG 43. A magician's assistant helps him with tricks in which he seems to read a person's mind. A. Y B. N C. NG 44. The magician makes people believe he has cut a woman in half, but it was only an image in a mirror. A. Y B. N C. NG 45. The history of magic can be traced back to more than 2,000 years ago in ancient Greece, China, Rome, Egypt and India. A. Y B. N C. NG 46. Around 1400, more specially designed tricks which used larger equipment were invented to

please the kings and other rich people. A. Y B. N C. NG 47. The passage is mainly about the origin and development of magic. A. Y B. N C. NG 48. Magicians started to give shows inside . 49. The man who set rules for magic was also a skilled . 50. Thanks to and greater knowledge of audience psychology, modern magicians can perform more complicated magic than ever before.

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