二 O一 一 学 年 第二学期
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选择题部分（共 80 分）
第一部分：英语知识运用（共两节，满分 30 分） 第一节：单项填空（共 20 小题；每小题 0.5 分，满分 10 分） 从 A、B、C 和 D 四个选项中，选出可以填入空白处的最佳选项，并在答题纸上将该 选项标号涂黑。 1. Nicknames are interesting. If ______ man were unusually strong, he might adopt _____name such as Armstrong. A. a; the B. a; a C. a; 不填 D. the; a 2. Those who put their money away in the bank know very well that interest rate could go ______. A. both ways B. all ways C. neither way D. either way 3. Unlike the earth, Mars is too cold and Venus is far too hot _______ there to be any life. A. as B. so C. like D. for 4. The little man was _______ one meter fifty high, who is often laughed at. A. almost more than B. hardly more than C. nearly more than D. as much as 5. The village seemed deserted, the only sign of life ________ some trees waving in the howling wind． A. were B. being C. was D. to be 6. The old lady got up just before sunrise, as she often does, _____along the beach and get some fresh air. A. walked B. to walk C. walking D. having walked 7. I can not understand why Libya will become so complicated ________ I understand more from the medium. A. after B. before C. while D. when 8. We‘d better take umbrellas—I‘m sure it _____ when we arrive in London; it‘s always wet there at this time of year. A. will rain B. is raining C. will be raining D. would rain 9. I would have attended your birthday party last night but for the fact that it ______ at that time. A. would rain B. was raining C. had rained D. had been raining 10. －What does the sign over there say?
－―No person ____________ bring drinks into the student computer pool.‖ A. will B. may C. shall D. must 11. It was a great _____ for her to be pleasant to people she didn‘t like. A. attempt B. trouble C. effort D. practice th 12. A volcano in Indonesia erupted on November the 16 , 2010, and _____, hundreds of people were killed. A. consequently B. continuously C. constantly D. consistently 13. The car began to ______ the moment the vehicle got into the highway. A. take up B. give up C. make up D. pick up 14. Experts predict that the earthquake and tsunami will _________ among the costliest natural disasters on record. A. clarify B. group C. separate D. rank 15. More than 5,000 people had been ________ dead from Friday's massive earthquake and tsunami, Japanese media quoted police as saying early on Thursday. A. convinced B. guaranteed C. confirmed D. claimed 16. We were hoping to finish the project by next week—________, however, we won‘t make it until the week after． A. so far B. as it is C. by and by D. in addition 17. Supporters of underground development say that building down _______ building up is a good way to use the earth‘s space. A. as well as B. other than C. rather than D. more than 18. A housing bubble is an economic situation _____ occurs when house prices rise much too fast. A. which B. where C. what D. why 19. Newton is shown as a gifted scientist with very human weakness ____ stood at the point in history _____ magic ended and science began. A. which, where B. who, whose C. that, that D. who, where 20. --- Did you have a wonderful time at the ball last night? --- __________! I‘ve never had a more wonderful time all my life. A. You bet B. No problem C. Don‘t mention it D. That‘s right 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，然后从 21-40 各题所给的四个选项（A、B、C 和 D）中， 选出最佳选项，并在答题纸上将该选项标号涂黑。 In a world where comparisons happen non-stop, it is difficult to look outside yourself and to ever be 21 with who you are. There‘s always someone who‘s a bit 22 . The only solution is to reach 23 and measure against what Warren Buffett calls your own inner yardstick. There is no more 24 measure for comparison than who your were yesterday, last week or last decade, when you were at your 25 .
Nothing useful ever comes from comparison to others. Either you see yourself as better than someone and you get 26 , or you see someone else as better than you and you feel like all your hard work is for 27 . It is a fool‘s game. Not one of us is exactly 28 . The only direct and honest comparison is 29 yourself. Everything else is apples to oranges. My opinion is that you are only 30 to compare yourself to someone else if their life 31 is the same as your own. Good luck finding that 32 . And one thing is for sure. No matter how hard you work and how dedicated（埋头苦干的）you are, there will always be someone who can run a little faster, jump a little higher, score a little better or look a little nicer in a swimsuit. And if there‘s not, you can 33 someone is coming up fast 34 you. So how can you always win in life? Become your best 35 . Having an image of your most recent past limits is the perfect thing to 36 you to the next level. If you ran 7 flights of stairs yesterday, then do 8 today. Who 37 if the guy next to you did 15? It doesn‘t make a bit of 38 . You are a more 39 person today than you were yesterday. Your own 40 is all you need. 21. A. patient B. strict C. content D. concerned 22. A. stronger B. better C. lazier D. wiser 23. A. inside B. out C. for D. up 24. A. accurate B. useful C. careful D. powerful 25. A. end B. best C. convenience D. side 26. A. satisfied B. busy C. inspired D. lazy 27. A. nothing B. fun C. sure D. success 28. A. equal B. unique C. alike D. common 29. A. within B. by C. for D. of 30. A. instructed B. allowed C. directed D. suggested 31. A. situation B. position C. occasion D. accommodation 32. A. game B. match C. friend D. enemy 33. A. conclude B. bet C. announce D. declare 34. A. before B. beside C. below D. behind 35. A. assistant B. competitor C. coach D. teacher 36. A. contribute B. expose C. push D. devote 37. A. cares B. says C. wonders D. asks 38. A. effort B. sense C. difference D. change 39. A. successful B. happy C. lucky D. fit 40. A. benefit B. progress C. habit D. result 第二部分：阅读理解（第一节 20 小题，第二节 5 小题；每小题 2 分，满分 50 分） 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， 并 在答题纸上将该选项标号涂黑。 A A new book written by a Chinese American on her super-strict parenting - "Battle Hymn of
the Tiger Mother" has raised fierce debates in the US. Amy Chua is a Yale Law School professor and the mother of two teenage girls. She is the daughter of Chinese immigrants. In the Chinese culture, the tighter represents strength and power. In her book, Ms. Chua writes about how she demanded excellence from her daughters. Chua writes that her daughters, Sophia and Louisa, were never allowed to go on a date, be in a school play, watch TV or play computer games. They couldn't choose their own after-class activities or get any grade less than an A. They had to play piano or violin - and no other musical instruments. She writes that if a Chinese child gets a B - which she says "would never happen" - there would be "a screaming, hair-tearing explosion." She describes making her 7-year-old daughter play a piano piece perfectly - yelling and not letting her leave the bench even to use the bathroom - until it was. Many people have criticized Amy Chua. Some say her parenting methods were abusive. She even admits that her husband, who is not Chinese, objected to her parenting style. But she says that was the way her parents raised her and her three sisters. Stacy Debroff, who has written four books on parenting, says Amy Chua‘s parenting style is not limited to Chinese families. She says it represents a traditional way of parenting among immigrants seeking a better future for their children. But she also sees a risk. When children have no time to be social or to follow their own interests, they might not develop other skills that they need to succeed in life. Stacy Debroff advises parents not to just repeat the way they were raised. Alison Lo, an assistant professor of marketing at the University of Washington's Bothell campus, said. "I don't think Amy is advocating a best practice of parenting style, or that success and achievements are critical yardsticks of a good life. But I can imagine how strong her daughters' college applications are going to be. For many parents whose dreams are seeing their kids graduating from a competitive university, Amy is sharing with the readers that it is achievable by persistent, dedicated parental guidance," Lo said. "In that sense, a young adult's giftedness can be born, or made." 41. We can learn that Amy Chua is _________. A. an assistant professor B. an easy-going woman C. A cruel teacher D. A demanding mother 42. What are Sophia and Louisa allowed to do? A. Getting an A minus B. Playing the guitar C. Dating with boys D. Playing the piano 43. What do you know about Amy Chua‘s husband? A. He came from China B. He is against her parenting style C. He approved of her parenting style D. He thinks her parenting methods are abusive 44. Stacy Debroff advises parents to ________.
A. follow Amy Chua‘s parenting style B. develop their own style of parenting C. be strict with children D. seek a better future for their children 45. Alison Lo concludes that ___________. A. a teenager can be raised to be a talent B. a gifted child was born with talent C. persistent, dedicated parental guidance is the best parenting style D. parents should respect children‘s personalities B Retracing one of the most important trading routes of ancient civilization, this remarkable tour aboard the luxury Golden Eagle and Shangri-La trains follows in the footsteps of such legendary figures as Alexander the Great and Marco Polo. Crossing both Russia and China as well as some of the remotest former Soviet republics---Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan--- our journey will take in some of the most magnificent yet little-visited sights from the ancient world. Eastbound trips start in Russia‘s capital Moscow, where we have plenty of time to explore. We travel on to Volgograd---better known as Stalingrad---where the Soviets turned the course of the Second World War, before heading for far remoter places that own their importance to a time much further back in history. The Kara Kum desert is followed by the amazing 2,500 –year-old cities of Khiva and Bukhara---considered so important by UNESCO that it supported their restoration---and then Samarkand, ―the Rome of the East‖. Much admired by Alexander the Great, Samarkand is home to Registan Square, a spectacular open space surrounded by beautiful Islamic buildings and considered one of the most inspirational sights in central Asia. In between Khiva and Bukhara we take a two-day excursion into Turkmenistan and visit the capital city of Ashgabat, a huge modern folly(装饰性建筑) in the desert and a monument to the recently deceased President Sapamurat Turkmenbashi. We also visit the ancient city of Merv before returning to Uzbekistan. After crossing the border into China, our tour takes in the fascinating Mogao Grottoes, the Jiayuguan fortress at the end of the Great Wall and the world-famous Terracotta Warriors, an army of almost 6,000 statues recognized as one of the greatest archaeological finds of the 20th Century. We end our journey in Beijing, the capital of modern, confident China…where the latest architecture rubs shoulders with Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. 46.The ancient city of Merv now belongs to ______. A. Russia B. Soviet C. Turkmenistan D. Uzbekistan 47. If you take an eastbound trip, you can visit the four cities in the following order:________ A. Beijing, Samarkand, Ashgabat, Moscow B. Moscow, Samarkand, Ashgabat, Beijing
C. Beijing, Ashgabat, Samarkand, Moscow D. Moscow, Ashgabat, Samarkand, Beijing 48. From the passage we know that Volgograd is known for _____. A. its hard-working people B. a historical event C. its long history D. its pleasant weather 49. What‘s the possible meaning of the underlined word ―excursion‖ in the third paragraph? A. trip B. holiday C. exploration D. study C For generations of students, writing term papers has been a major source of nerves and frustration. But for those with Internet access, relative resources are just a few links away. All one has to do is to go to the appropriate Web site, where online papers can either be purchased, ordered, or downloaded for free. Collegiate Care Research Assistance, for instance, may do the job. Do you want to "write" a paper on "Hamlet‘s irreconcilable moral dilemmas"? Simply hand over $29.75, and the essay is yours. Some sites, such as Term Paper Emporium and Absolutely Free: Online Essays offer course papers for free. Simply press the button and download — if you find the paper you want, that is. Students are, of course, fully aware of these web site resources, and some people worry that the Internet, once regarded as a best learning tool, could become the best aid yet for cheating. For teachers, the problem is figuring out whether a student‘s authorship is authentic. But, as teaching assistant Jane Morrison explained, the task may not be too difficult for a careful teacher. "Students who have gotten it off the Internet don‘t look at me but look at their feet. And students who wrote every bit of it can talk about the paper very intelligently and look me in the eye," Morrison said. Copying term papers is nothing new, but the appearance of the Internet raises the issue: Is this new technology making cheating more widespread? A senior official Gary Handman at Berkeley doubts it. "Students who tend to cheat are going to cheat regardless of the technology. This view was backed by Berkeley graduate student Arianne Chernock, who says that, after all, students have to decide what‘s best for themselves. "It‘s a question of honesty. We‘re here to learn, so we‘ve got to make the most of it ourselves." And inventive teachers can make their assignments almost cheat-proof. "If you structure the assignment in a creative way, and if students, for instance, have to transform the information into a handout, or do a drama, or write an account in first person narrative, then you may stop cheating," said library media teacher Leslie Farmer. That kind of strategy, some experts say, will basically force students to do more than simply download their education. 50. In the past students __________________.
A. were happy about writing term papers B. were eager to write term papers C. considered paper writing as a joy D. considered paper writing as a source of stress 51. What do some people worry about according to Paragraph 4? A. They worry that students might become lazier B. They worry that students might lose their interest in learning C. They worry that the Internet could become the best tool for cheating D. They worry that the Internet could become the best learning tool. 52. According to Paragraph 6, students feel _______ copying papers from the Internet. A. guilty about B. excited when C. anxious about D. uncertain about 53. What did Gary Handman argue in Paragraph 8? A. Students tend to cheat B. The new technology made cheating more widespread C. The new technology helped students in the way of cheating D. He was doubtful whether the new technology made cheating more widespread 54. Which of the following statements is NOT TRUE according to the report? A. A careful teacher doesn‘t have too much trouble finding out whether a student‘s term paper is a copy or not B. Copying term papers is a serious issue that makes teacher weak C. It seems that copying term papers is unavoidable for some students who tend to cheat D. Arranging assignments in a creative way could be a solution to the problem of copying term papers.
D "Coming to the football match this afternoon?" Bill McIntosh asked 59-year-old Royce Wedding as they drank beer at the Eureka Hotel in the Australian town of Rainbow. Royce shook his head. "I promised Mom I'd burn off the weeds on one of our fields." Bill, looking far less than his 79 years, looked outside at the heat. A light breeze was blowing from the north, making conditions perfect for the burn. But Bill felt uneasy about Royce doing the job alone. The farmer had a bad leg and walked with great difficulty. The pair had been best of friends for 30 years, ever since the days when they traveled together from farm to farm in search of work. Now, living alone 12 miles east of town, Bill managed a living hunting foxes and rabbits. Once a fortnight he went to town to buy supplies and meet with Royce, who helped run the Wedding family's farm. "I'll give you a hand," Bill said. The pair set off in Royce's car. Soon they came to the weed-choked 120-acre field. "Fire's the only way to get rid of this stuff," said Bill as they tied an old tire to the tow bar(牵引杆)with
a 50-foot chain. Soaking the tire with gasoline, Bill put a match to it and jumped in the car. Driving slowly from the southern edge of the field, they worked their way against the wind, leaving a line of burning weeds in their wake. Half way up the field, and without warning, the car was stuck into a hidden bank of sand. The breeze suddenly swung around to their backs and began to gather strength. The fire line suddenly burst into a wall of flame, heading directly toward them. "Let's get out of here!" Royce said. Desperately he tried to back the car out of the sand bank. But the wheels only sunk deeper in the soft sand. Suddenly the fire was on them. Bill pushed open his door only to find himself thrown up into the air as, with a roar, the gasoline tank exploded and the car leapt three feet off the ground. When it crashed back down Royce found himself pinned against the steering wheel, unable to move. The car's seats and roof were now on fire. Bill lay where he fell, out of breath. The front of his shirt, shorts, bare arms and legs were soaked in burning gasoline. Then the sight of the car in flames brought him upright with a start. "Royce!" he cried, struggling to his feet and heading for the car. Pulling open the door, he seized Royce's arms through the smoke. "I'm stuck," Royce said. "Get yourself away!" The fire bit at Bill's arms, face and legs, but he caught a tight hold on Royce. "I'm not leaving you here," he said. Now Bill dug his heels into the sand and pulled as hard as he could. Suddenly he fell backward. Royce was free and out of the car. As soon as he had dragged him away he patted out the flames on Royce's body and on his own legs and arms with his bare hands. Royce saw a second explosion rock the car, as it was eaten up by flames. “I‘d be ashes now if Bill hadn't gotten me out,” he thought. Looking down, Royce was shocked by the extent of his injuries. His stomach and left hip were covered in deep burns. Worse still, his fingers were burned completely out of shape. Lying on his back, Bill was in equally bad shape. Pieces of blackened flesh and skin hung from his forearms, hands and legs. Bill looked across at his friend. Reading the despair clouding Royce's face, Bill said, "I'll get help. You hang on." Royce nodded, but as he watched Bill set off slowly across the blackened field, he wondered how his friend was going to walk almost two miles and get over three fences. A lifetime spent around the tough people who make their home in the Australian bush had permanently fixed into Bill's soul two principles: never give up no matter how bad the odds and never let a friend down. Now, with every step sending pain piercing through every part of his body, he drew on those twin pillars of character. If I don't make it, Royce will die out there, he told himself over and over. "What's the matter with that dog?" said Vicky Wedding, Royce's mom, looking out of her window. Frightened by a noise behind her, she turned to see Bill leaning against the door.
"Dear God, what happened?" she exclaimed, as Bill slid down the doorframe. "We got caught in the fire," he whispered, barely able to speak. "Get help." Vicky sat Bill down, covered him in wet towels to ease the pain of his burns, and then picked up the phone. Throughout the hour-and-a-half ride to the hospital in Horsham, neither of the two injured men spoke of their pain. "We should've gone to the football match," Royce said, trying to keep their spirits up. Bill smiled weakly. Not long after Bill found himself at Government House being presented with the Bravery Medal for his courageous rescue. But the real highlight for Bill came six months after the fire, when Royce, just out of hospital, walked into the Eureka Hotel and bought him a beer. "We made it," said Royce as they raised their glasses. "Here's to the best friend a man could have." 55. Bill and Royce started to travel together looking for work when _________. A. Bill was in his thirties B. Bill was in his sixties C. Royce was a teenager D. Royce was in his twenties 56. Danger came when the wind turned from _______. A. north to south B. south to north C. east to west D. west to east 57. The explosion of the gasoline tank ______. A. threw Royce from the car B. brought Bill to his senses C. blew open the car doors D. left Royce trapped 58. Bill learned to never give up and to never let a friend down from _______. A. religion B. Royce C. bushmen D. sports 59. Bill's best reward came when he _______. A. received a medal B. bought his friend a drink C. left hospital a well man D. was praised by his friend 60. What‘s the best title of the passage? A. Two old friends survived in the fire B. Never let a friend down C. How Bill and Royce fought the fire D. An unforgettable experience for Bill and Royce 第二节： 下面材料是某购物网上提供的一些跟睡眠有关的新产品的介绍。 请仔细阅读材料， 从所给的六个选项(A、B、C、D、E 和 F)中，选出符合 61-65 各小题要求的最佳选项，并 在答题卡上将该项涂黑。选项中有一项为多余选项。 A. Pillow Tie Tried taking a snooze with the help of your tie? The Pillow Tie, which looks just like a normal tie when worn with a suit, comes with a larger knot （结） and holds a discreet air bag in the back side with a small
mouthpiece hidden behind its ?arrow end‘ to blow up. The wearer simply has to lift the tie to their mouth, inflate（使膨胀） it and lay their head and ?pillow‘ on a desk. The tie is perfect for the office, especially after lunch time, but more practically for the early morning public transport journey as it can be inflated in seconds and make the tie more comfortable. It is being sold through Amazon.com for $49.99. B．LightSleeper Millions of people have trouble falling asleep each night, which is why LightSleeper was created. Developed in the United Kingdom, LightSleeper can help a person fall asleep and also help a person fall back to sleep after waking in the middle of the night.[来源:学。 网 Z。 科。 X。X。K] LightSleeper works by projecting a soothing light onto the ceiling while the person is lying down. The idea is to watch the light, because the circular motion of the light has a relaxing effect. It has gone on sale this month at a price of $200. C. Snore Stopper No one likes being the one no one wants to sleep around. Here‘s a new product designed to slow down the frequency and level of your snoring（打鼾） The Snore Stopper has a sensitive micro-sound ， detector that will detect when you‘re snoring. Once it does that, it will send a very mild electronic signal to your wrist. This consequently changes your sleeping position to stop you from snoring. This product won‘t cause any damage to your body. You can purchase it now for $36 from Amazon.com. D. Zeo Personal Sleep Coach Introduced by Zeo, this smart headband seems to be an ideal solution for your sleepless nights. It not only helps you sleep well but also is capable of giving you the information on how much, how well and how deep you are sleeping during the night. The information will be shown on your Zeo‘s digital bedside display. Zeo headband is light weight so you will not experience difficulties sleeping with it. You can pick up the Sleep Coach for $399. E. SleepTrek3 For those poor souls who really have suffered years of abnormal sleeping patterns, the latest medical kit is the SleepTrek3. It is a small lightweight physiological data recorder specifically designed to assist the clinician in the diagnosis (诊断) of sleep-disordered breathing. SleepTrek3, Type III Sleep Screener, uses sensors to record oxygen saturation, pulse rate, airflow, snoring, respiratory (呼吸的) effort and body position. The screener is able to record 12+ hours of patient data using a single 3.6-volt Lithium battery and a CompactFlashCard.
Sleep Trek3 is available on Amazon.com for $4,000. F. Dreamate Sleep Inducer This gadget 小器械） looks like a watch in general. It is worn in your （ wrist because it works on the ―sleeping golden triangle‖ which is located on your left wrist. This gadget uses acupressure techniques to gently massage （按摩） that spot. It doesn‘t only help you to relax and then fall asleep but also is able to retune and reset the biological clock of your body. All you need to do is just wearing it for 30 minutes before bedtime. With the price $79.99, it sounds worth to try becaus e it is said to be able to lower stress level and improve sleep quality. 下面是一些购物者的信息，请匹配他们要选择的新产品。 61. Alexander is suffering from snoring for a long time. His roommates feel annoyed and are considering moving out. He is looking for an effective way to get restful sleep and stop disturbing his roommates. 62. Carina wants to send a Christmas gift to her father, who often feels tired after sleepless nights. She needs something to help her father relax and fall asleep at night but she only has 100 dollars. 63. David wants to buy a birthday present for his father, who gets up early and takes a long bus ride to work every day. He sometimes takes a nap on the bus and David wants him to rest in comfort. 64. Nancy is suffering from a sleep disorder and hopes to have a good night‘s sleep. Besides, she wants to get the information about her sleeping habits at night. With budgets getting tight, she will not choose any gadget of over l,000 dollars. 65. Daisy tosses and turns throughout the night these days. She is easily woken up by the slightest bump in the night and has great difficulty falling back asleep. This has made her working a full-time job very difficult as she is always very tired.
非选择题部分（共 40 分）
第三部分：写作（共两节，满分 40 分） 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（∧） ，并在其下面写上该加的词。 删除：把多余的词用斜线（＼）划掉。 修改：在错的词下划一横线， 并在该词下面写上修改后的词。 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。
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Nowadays，people in many big cities are complaining the heavy traffic. It has serious influenced people daily life and economic development. To solve the problem，some pieces of advice is put forward. Some people suggest that more streets and roads are built. By this way，the traffic density can be reduced, thus speeding up the flow of buses and cars. Some people advise limiting the number of bikes and cars. This can decrease the traffic flow. But on the other hand, this will effect the consumption and makes buses more crowded. In my opinion， number of private cars should be put under the control. And at the same time， the buses should have their own special routes cannot be used by other vehicles.
第二节：书面表达（满分 30 分） 请你以“The World is Getting Smaller”为题，写一篇短文。 要点：1. 我们都感觉到现在的世界变得越来越小。 2. 分析这种感觉的原因。 注意：词数 100-120。
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选择题部分（共 80 分） 一、单项选择(每小题 0.5 分，共 10 分) 1-5 BDDBB 6-10 BBCBC 11-15 CADDC 16-20 BCADA 二、完型填空(每小题 1 分，共 20 分) 21-40 CBAAB DACAB ABBDB CACDB 三、阅读理解(每小题 2 分，共 50 分) ddbba cdba dcadb 非选择题部分（共 40 分） 四、改错（共 10 分） Nowadays，people in many big cities are complaining about the heavy traffic. It has seriously influenced people’s daily life and economic development. To solve the problem， some pieces of advice are put forward. Some people suggest that more streets and roads should be built. In this way， traffic density can be reduced, thus speeding up the flow of buses and cars. the Some people advise limiting the number of bikes and cars. This can decrease the traffic flow. But on the other hand，this will affect the consumption and make buses more crowded. In my opinion，the number of private cars should be put under control. And at the same time，buses should have their own special routes which/that cannot be used by other vehicles. 五、作文（共 30 分） Most of us may have such experiences: when you go to some place far away from the city where you live and think you know nobody there, you are surprised to find that you run into one of your colleagues or neighbors in the street. Both of you would cry out, ―What a small world!‖ Why is there a feeling that the world is getting smaller and smaller? For one thing, the faster and safer means of transport have greatly reduced distance. In the past it took people 2 months to cross the Pacific Ocean, but now an air journey from Shanghai to New York takes less than 20 hours. For another, with the development of technology, you can not only talk with your friends in any part of the earth over the telephone, but also chat with them through the Internet. Your email message can reach the receives within seconds. Thirdly, the quickening pace of modern society creates more opportunities for people to visit each other. For example, business activities and cultural exchange have made frequent contacts among nations. Obviously, with the more advanced technology, the feeling of ―a small world‖ will be much stronger.