On a warm Monday, Jenny Neilson bought a sandwich and parked her car under some trees. Rolling down the windows to 1 in fresh air, she settled back to enjoy her lunch. Sudde
nly she 2 a big bald man running through the parking lot. Before she came to 3 what would happen, the man was there, shouting through her window, “Get out!” Neilson 4. Pulling open her door, the man seized her 5 the neck and hair, and threw her out of the car onto the ground. She screamed, 6 her purse and the keys. Two reporters of the local newspaper, Robert Bruce and Jeff Jackson, just outside their office building on a 7, heard the screams and began running . When they 8 Neilson’s car, the attacker had jumped into the driver’s seat and was 9 searching for the keys. Bruce opened the door, and he and Jackson dragged the man out. The attacker 10 back. But even in his cornered panic, he was no 11 for the two athletic men. Reggie Miller, a worker of the local newspaper, heard the screams, too. He rushed back to the office to 12 the police, and then ran back with some plastic ropes —— used to tie up newspapers. With his arms 13 tight behind him, the prisoner looked up and said 14 , “I hope you guys feel good about yourselves—— you just caught one of the most wanted men.” They 15 him and waited for the police. Later, Bruce and Jackson were shocked to learn the man was the 16 carjacker （劫 车者）and suspected murderer, whose 17 —— but with a full head of hair—— had been recently printed in their own newspaper. Neilson considers herself lucky 18 she suffered injuries. She believes the story might have had a 19 ending if those good people had not come to her aid. “Unfortunately,” she said, “many people would 20 have done what they did, and that’ the real truth.” 1. A. bring B. let C. gather D. send 2. A. recognized B. watched C. noticed D. met 3. A. realize B. understand C. imagine D. conclude 4. A. escaped B. struggled C. refused D. obeyed 5. A. by B. around C. with D. on 6. A. burying B. forgetting C. offering D. grabbing 7. A. trip B. visit C. break D. holiday 8. A. started B. stopped C. entered D. reached 9. A. carefully B. madly C. disappointedly D. patiently 10. A. fought B. turned C. jumped D. shouted 11. A. match B. target C. equal D. companion 12. A. remind B. phone C. invite D. beg 13. A. rolled B. folded C. bent D. tied 14. A. angrily B. kindly C. coldly D. warmly 15. A. caught B. thanked C. comforted D. ignored 16. A. ordinary B. professional C. honest D. outstanding 17. A. picture B. background C. character D. story 18. A. and B. but C. though D. when 19. A. ridiculous B. similar C. strange D. different 20. A. sometimes B. never C. often D. forever
The passengers on the bus watched with sympathy as Susan made her way carefully up the steps. She paid the driver and then, using her hands to ___21___ the seats, settled in one of them. It had been a year since Susan became blind. As the result of an accident she was suddenly thrown into a world of ___22___. Susan's husband Mark watched her ___23___ into hopelessness and he was ___24___ to use every possible means to help his wife. Finally, Susan felt ready to ___25___ to her job, but how would she get there? She used to take the bus, but she was now too __26___ to get around the city by herself. Mark
___27___ to ride the bus with Susan each morning and evening ___28___ she could manage it by herself. For two weeks, Mark ___29___ Susan to and from work each day. He taught her how to rely on her other ___30___, specifically her hearing, to determine where she was and how to adapt to her new___31___. At last, Susan decided that she was ready to try the trip ___32___. Monday morning arrived. Before she left, she hugged her husband ___33___, her eyes filled with tears of gratitude (感激). She said good-bye and, for the first time, they went their ___34___ ways. Each day went perfectly, and a wild excitement ___35___ Susan. She was doing it! On Friday morning, Susan took the bus to work __36___. As she was getting off the bus, the driver said, "Miss, I sure __37___ you. " Curious, Susan asked the driver ___38___. "You know, every morning for the __39___ week, a fine-looking gentleman a military uniform has been standing across the corner watching you until you enter your office building safely, "the bus driver said. Tears of happiness poured down Susan's cheeks. She was so lucky for he had given her a gift more powerful than ___40___. That is the gift of love that can bring light where there is darkness. 21.A.touch B.grab C.count D.feel 22.A.weakness B.sickness C.darkness D.sadness 23.A.run B.sink C.jump D.step 24.A.inspired B.determined C.honored D.pleased. 25.A.return B.adjust C.contribute D.stick 26.A.tired B.astonished C.depressed D.frightened 27.A.volunteered B.attempted C.continued D.straggled 28.A.when B.as C.until D.after 29.A.drove B.directed C.accompanied D.sent 30.A.feelings B.organs C.skills D.senses 31.A.position B.environment C.status D.role 32.A.on her own B.in person C.to her benefit D.on foot 33.A.politely B.calmly C.briefly D.tightly 34.A.opposite B.separate C.fixed D.lonely 35.A.took charge of B.took place of C.took advantage of D.took hold 36.A.as usual B.as a role C.as well D.as a consequence 37.A.respect B.envy C.know D.support 38.A.what B.how C.why D.who 39.A.past B.same C.first D.next 40.A.courage B.will C.sight D.wisdom
Kathy started at my nursery school at the age of three. She settled into the group easily, and would be first on the slide and highest up the climbing frame. She could put on her coat without help and not only fasten her own buttons but other children’s too. She was a lovely child but unfortunately a scratcher. If anyone upset her or stood in her way, her right hand would flash out fast and scratch down the face of her playmates. Children twice her age would fly in fear from her. This must have been very rewarding for Kathy but obviously it had to be stopped. All the usual ways failed and then I remembered an account by G Atkinson Highfield School, of how fights in the playground had been stopped. No punishment had been given, but the attacker had been ignored and the victims rewarded. So I decided to try out on Kathy. With a pocketful of Smarties I followed Kathy around. She was so quick that it was impossible to prevent her scratching, but I was determined to stay within arm’s length all afternoon. All was peaceful but then I saw Kathy’s hand moved and heard the scream. Gently I gathered up the little hurt one in my arms and said “Nice, nice sweetie” and then looked puzzled when she got nothing. Soon came another scream, this time from John. While holding him in my arms, I said, “Look, Kathy, a nice Smartie for John” and put it into John’s mouth. A smile of understanding flashed across Kathy’s face. Minutes later, she came to me
and said loudly, “Give me a Smartie! I have hurt my finger!” “No,” I replied, “you’ll get it if someone hurts you.” On purpose, she turned and scratched a nearby boy, Tom, and waited quietly while I mothered and rewarded him, then she walked away. She has never scratched a child since. Parents who find older children bullying younger brothers and sisters might do well to replace shouting and punishment by rewarding and giving more attention to the injured ones. It’s certainly much easier and more effective. 41. From the passage, we know that Kathy is _______. A. sensitive but slow B. smart but a bit rude C. independent but selfish D. quick but sort of passive. 42. Kathy scratched Tom because _______. A. she was angry at Tom, who was in her way B. she wanted to get a Smartie from the teacher C. she was in the habit of scratching other children D. she wanted to know if the teacher meant what she had said 43. According to the passage, the underlined word “bullying” is closest in meaning to“_______”. A. helping B. punishing C. hurting D. protecting 44. The writer of this passage aims to recommend an approach to _______. A. rewarding children’s good behavior B correcting children’s bad behavior C. punishing badly-behaved children D. praising well-behaved children
Have you winterized your horse yet? Even though global warming may have made our climate more mild, many animals are still hibernating (冬眠). It's too bad that humans can't hibernate. In fact, as a species, we almost did. Apparently, at times in the past, peasants in France liked a semi-state of human hibernation. So writes Graham Robb, a British scholar who has studied the sleeping habits of the French peasants. As soon as the weather turned cold, people all over France shut themselves away and practiced the forgotten art of doing nothing at all for months on end. In line with this, Jeff Warren, a producer at CBC Radio's The Current, tells something referred to as "first sleep", which was not clarified, though. Now scientists are telling us our ancestors most likely slept in separate periods. The business of eight hours' uninterrupted sleep is a modem invention. In the past, without the artificial light of the city to bathe in, humans went to sleep when it became dark and then woke themselves around midnight. The late night period was known as "The Watch". It was when people actually kept watch against wild animals, although many of them simply moved around or visited family and neighhours. According to some sleep researchers, a short period of insomnia (失眠) at midnight is not a disorder. It is normal. Humans can experience another state of consciousness around their sleeping, which occurs in the brief period before we fall asleep or wake ourselves in the morning. This period can be an extraordinarily creative time for some people. The impressive inventor, Thomas Edison, used this state to hit upon many of his new ideas. Playing with your sleep rhythms can be adventurous, as anxiety may set in. Medical science doesn't help much in this case. It offers us medicines for a full night's continuous sleep, which sounds natural; however, according to Warren's theory, it is really the opposite of what we need. 45.The example of the French peasants shows the fact that ________. A.people might become lazy as a result of too much sleep B.there were signs of hibernation in human sleeping habits C.people tended to sleep more peacefully in cold weather D.winter was a season for people to sleep for months on end 46.The late night was called "The Watch" because it was a time for people ________. A.to set traps to catch animals B.to wake up their family and neighbors C.to remind others of the time D.to guard against possible dangers 47.What does the author advise people to do? A.Sleep in the way animals do. B.Consult a doctor if they can' t sleep.
C.Follow their natural sleep rhythm. D.Keep to the eight-hour sleep pattern. 48.What is the author' s purpose in writing the passage? A.To give a prescription for insomnia. B.To urge people to sleep less. C.To analyze the sleep pattern of modem people. D.To throw new light on human sleep.
They wear the latest fashions with the most up-to-date accessories. Yet these are not girls in their teens or twenties but women in their sixties and seventies. A generation which would once only wear old-fashioned clothes is now favouring the same high street looks worn by those half their age. Professor Julia Twigg, a social policy expert, said, "Women over 75 are now shopping for clothes more frequently than they did when they were young in the 1960s. In the 1960s buying a coat for a woman was a serious matter. It was an expensive item that they would purchase only every three or four years — now you can pick one up at the supermarket whenever you wish to. Fashion is a lot cheaper and people get tired of things more quickly. Professor Twigg analysed family expenditure (支出)data and found that while the percentage of spending on clothes and shoes by women had stayed around the same — at 5 or 6 per cent of spending — the amount of clothes bought had risen sharply. The professor said, "Clothes are now 70 per cent cheaper than they were in the 1960s because of the huge expansion of production in the Far East. In the 1960s Leeds was the heart of the British fashion industry and that was where most of the clothes came from, but now almost all of our clothes are sourced elsewhere. Everyone is buying more clothes but in general we are not spending more money on them." Fashion designer Angela Barnard, who runs her own fashion business in London, said older women were much more affected by celebrity (名流) style than in previous years. She said, "When people see stars such as Judi Dench and Helen Mirren looking attractive and fashionable in their sixties, they want to follow them. Older women are much more aware of celebrities. There' s also the boom in TV programmes showing people how they can change their look, and many of my older customers do yoga to stay in shape well in their fifties. When I started my business a few years ago, my older customers tended to be very rich, but now they are what I would call ordinary women. My own mother is 61 and she wears the latest fashions in a way she would never have done ten years ago. " 49.Professor Twigg found that, compared with the 1960s, ________. A.the price of clothes has generally fallen by 70% B.the spending on clothes has increased by 5% or 6% C.people spend 30% less than they did on clothes D.the amount of clothes bought has risen by 5% or 6% 50.What can we learn about old women in temps of fashion' ? A.They are often ignored by fashion designers. B.They are now more easily influenced by stars. C.They are regarded as pioneers in the latest fashion. D.They are more interested in clothes because of their old age. 51.It can be concluded that old women tend to wear the latest fashions today mainly because ________. A.they get tired of things more quickly B.TV shows teach them how to change their look C.they are in much better shape now D.clothes are much cheaper than before 52.Which is the best possible title of the passage? A.Age Is No Barrier for Fashion Fans B.The More Fashionable, the Less Expensive C.Unexpected Changes in Fashion D.Boom of the British Fashion Industry