(A) My husband and I were once in Nepal(尼泊尔)to see sunrise over the Himalayas. One morning we awoke to total darkness at 5 o’clock.As we rushed through a town with
cameras in hand,I noticed the calm,gentle way the Nepalese people greeted the morning.One man boiled a huge pot of milk tea,and other villagers gathered around his fire,cupping their hands around small glasses of the steaming sweet mixture.It was fascinating,but not to be left behind,we joined the stream of tourists moving quickly up to the lookout point. The top was crowded when we arrived,but after 10 minutes of cold waiting,the assembled group gave up.“The cloud cover is too heavy,”one said.Then one by one they rushed down the hill to the next item on their sightseeing list.I was disappointed as well,but suddenly I noticed a small Nepalese boy absently playing with a stick and shooting quick glances at the clouds.He must know something we don’t,I thought.I decided to wait with him. The boy and I didn’t have to wait long.Moments later,a tiny stream of golden light burned through one thick cloud,then another.Rose-colored fog warmed the backs of the clouds,and suddenly the morning sun stole a glance around the side of the mountain,mile above where I’d expected it to be. Nothing I’d seen before prepared me for the moment the clouds withdrew with bowed heads,and the magnificent Himalayas were revealed before,around,and above me.I sat in astonishment,not breathing, not daring to look away,certain that God had placed me here at the backdoor of Earth to show me what Heaven really looks like.I certainly got the message.Never again will I rush a sunrise.I now know Nature will supply her fruits to me only when I am truly ready to receive them.
65.What does “It” in Paragraph 2 most probably imply? A.The darkness of the town in the morning. B.The huge pot of milk tea boiling on the fire. C.The way the local people welcomed the day. D.The stream of tourists rushing to the lookout point.
66.The author decided to wait with the Nepalese boy because _____. A.she felt kind of having faith in him B.the restless tourists disappointed her C.that boy was praying to the sun with a magic stick D.she had nothing more to see on her sightseeing list
67.Which of the following words best describe the author’s feeling when she saw the sunrise? A.Totally shocked C.Truly frightened B.Absolutely D.Extremely interested
68.What can be concluded from the passage? A.Do in Rome as the Romans do. B.God helps those who help themselves. C.Time and tide wait for no man. D.Fortune rewards those having patience. 65-68. CABD
虹口区 2013 年英语学科高考练习题
A Change is one of the common facts of life. Most of us have seen a number of changes in our own lives from simple things like fashion trends and entertainment to big changes in technology. Language, too, has experienced change and continues to develop. The continuous change is what keeps languages alive. Slang is a way in which languages can transform and are renewed. Slang is the use of informal words and expressions that are not considered standard in a language. Some consider slang to be witty (言辞巧妙的) and clever, adding spice to the informal written and spoken language. Walt Whitman described slang as “the start of imagination and humor, breathing into its nostrils (鼻孔) the breath of life”. However, others criticize its use, believing that it weakens the language. The spoken English language of today’s younger generation is filled with slang words and expressions. These lively words and phrases are an example of how language plants its own seeds of change that develop within social circumstances. Sometimes slang is the use of a word that is already in the standard dictionary, for example, lift (to pick up or raise) is given a new meaning, such as “to steal”; or hunk (a large piece of something) has now become “a handsome man”. Other times, slang is an invented word, such as
chocoholic, which means “a person who loves chocolate”. Other invented words are mula, which means “money” and airhead, which means “a person who is stupid”. Now, you’ll understand your friends if they say something like, “I was such an airhead to think that I could get away with lifting a whole box of chocolates from the store just because I was all out of mula.” 65.What was Whitman’s attitude towards slang? A. He was doubtful about it. B. He thought highly of it. C. He showed no interest in it. D. He was against the use of it. 66.The underlined word “spice”in the third paragraph probably means “______”. A. damage B. difficulty C. fun D. sugar 67.Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage? A. “Hunk”is an invented word. B. Slang cannot be found in the dictionary. C. An “airhead”refers to a person out of money. D. People hold different opinions towards slang. 68.What’s the main idea of the passage? A. An introduction to slang. B. The change of language. C. The use of slang. D. The origin of slang. 65 – 68: BCDA
闸北区 2013 年英语学科高考练习题
(A) The Matterhorn of Switzerland had been climbed hundreds of times since it was first conquered by Edward Whymper in 1865. He, and the many that followed him over the years, had scaled the mountain by the relatively easy southern approach. The vertical(垂直的） northern face presented a much more frightening challenge .Although some climbers had scaled the north wall, their attempts were made in summer. Experts had predicted that it was unimaginable to make the climb in the winter. Water Bonatti announced that he was going to attempt a winter climb of the near-vertical ice-covered northern face in the February. What was shocking was that he intended to use the more direct route from base to peak without any of the passes made by his pioneers .It seemed a suicidal bid. Covered in a yellow wind-breaker, Bonatti gathered his skills, nerves, strengths and vigor against the north face. Slowly ad carefully ,his strong but cold-stoned fingers searched for hand-holds. One false move and he would plunge straight down thousands of feet to his death.The higher he went, the more the wind increased its force, striking him with icy power, threatening to dash him onto the rocks below. After two tough days, he reached 12,800 feet.At night,he napped in a hammock(吊床）between two stell sticks hammered in the rock face. At first light, he continued ever upward ,without a thought of turning back. The cruel, sub-zero temperature cracked his goggles(护目镜）and he struggled half-blinded.Often his hands which were bleeding, failed to settle on an opening and he had to make attempts with his instinct. His tiring body was in pain but still climbed up towards the peak. At dawn on the fourth day, he was on the edge of complete exhaustion ,but with victory in sight,
he prepared himself for the critical trek . Just after three in the afternoon, excited spectators in the helicopters saw Bonatti suddenly appear crawling over the shining tip of the mountain. He had achieved the impossible and won the world acclaim. 65. Why was Bonatti's attempt regarded as an impossible task? A.Because no one had climbed the mountain since the last conquest by Whymper. B.Because the mountain presents the biggest challenge in the world. C.Because no one had reached the peak from the north in cold weather. D.Because the Swiss government forbade people to climb the mountain in severe weather. 66. How did he manege to climb up? A.He used the wind-breaker to locate holes on the north face and climbed up. B.He made his hands fish for openings and relied on them to climb. C.He took advantage of steel hammer to climb up the mountain. D.He borrowed the force from the ice to help him rise. 67.The underlined word trek in the last paragraph is closest in the meaning to _____. A.adequate rest B.timely communication C.difficult journey D.bad weather condition 68.According to the passage, which of the following statements is TRUE? A.Bonatti used to scale the mountain by the south approach. B.The negative influence from the wind decreased as he climbed up. C.Bonatti's success was witnessed by people in the air. D.Bonatti managed to climb the mountain in two days.
宝山区 2012 学年第二学期高三年级英语学科质量监控测试 试卷
(A) A voyaging ship was wrecked during a storm at sea and only two of the men aboard were able to swim to a small, desert-like island. Not knowing what else to do, the two survivors agreed that they had no alternativethan to pray to God. However, to find out whose prayers were more powerful, they agreed to divide the territory between them and stay on opposite sides of the island. The first thing they prayed for was food. The next morning, the first man saw a fruit-bearing tree on his side of the island, and he was able to eat its fruit. But the other man’s parcel of land remained barren. After a week, the first man became lonely and decided to pray for a wife. The next day,
another ship was wrecked and the only survivor was a woman who swam to his side of the island. But on the other side of the island, there was nothing. Soon thereafter the first man prayed for a house, clothes and more food. The next day, like magic, all of these things were given to him. However, the second man still had nothing. Finally, the first man prayed for a ship so that he and his wife could leave the island, and in the morning he found a ship docked at his side of the island. The first man boarded the ship with his wife and decided to leave the second man on the island, considering the other man unworthy to receive God’s blessings since none of his prayers had been answered. As the ship was about to leave, the first man heard a voice from Heaven booming, “Why are you leaving your companion on the island?” “My blessings are mine alone since I was the one who prayed for them,” the first man answered. “His prayers were all unanswered and so he doesn’t deserve anything.” “You are mistaken!” the voice rebuked him. “He had only one prayer, which I answered. If not for that, you would not have received any of my blessings.” “Tell me,” the first man asked the voice, “what did he pray for that I should owe him anything?” “He prayed that all your prayers would be answered.” For all we know, our blessings are not the fruits of our prayers alone, but those of another praying for us. So what you do for others is more important than what you do for yourself. 65.The first man’s wife is _____. A. a swimmer who got to the island by accident B. an angel sent by God to keep him company C. a survivor from another wrecked ship D. a native person on the desert-like island 66.The underlined word “barren”in Paragraph 3is closest in meaning to _____. A. isolated B. unproductive C. fertile D. dry 67.Which of the following is true about the second man? A. He didn’t deserve any blessing from God. B. None of his prayers was answered by God. C. He is not brave enough to tell God his needs. D. His prayer helped his companion get out of trouble. 68.What’s the moral of the story? A. Never judge a person by appearance. B. Don’t lose heart in trouble. C. Helping others is helping ourselves. D. Greed is the root of all evil. 65—68 C B D C
闵行区 2012 学年第二学期高三年级质量调研考试
Last spring, employees of the Hartville Corporation organized a weeklong strike to protest poor working conditions and unreasonable company policies. A committee was organized to investigate circumstances that led to the strike. Here is part of the report.
● Hartville’s overtime pay is well below the national level, and overtime is obliged at least once a week. ● Employees working in the manufacturing department have an alarmingly high rate of repetitive (重复的) stress injury. The equipment they are working with is extremely old and dangerous and does not meet current health and safety standards. The committee recommended that equipment be evaluated and brought up-to-date immediately. ● Sick and personal day policies are unclear. Employees report conflicting and/or confusing policies relating to sick and personal days, which have resulted in numerous misunderstandings about procedures and allowances as well as unfair punishment action. ● In the past four years, five pregnant women with clean work records were dismissed soon after their pregnancies were public. In all five cases, the reasons for firing were not specifically clear, although one of the employees was told by her immediate supervisor that new mothers make very unreliable employees. ● Hartville’s upper management is largely unaware of the dissatisfaction of employees. Evidence shows that middle management delays vital information leading to upper management’s underestimation of the seriousness of employee dissatisfaction.
65. Why do Hartville employees have a high rate of repetitive stress injury? A. Because the management policy is out of date. B. Because their pays are extremely low. C. Because Hartville’s equipment is below standard. D. Because sick and personal day policies are not clear. 66. One reason that the Hartville”s upper management is unresponsive is that ________. A. they are more concerned with saving money than protecting employees B. they are unaware of the degree of dissatisfaction among their employees C. the company authority restricts its management function D. they have not been trained in the latest management techniques 67. Which of the following is NOT mentioned in the findings? A. A suggestion to raise employees’ pay and reduce work time. B. A description of employees being unfairly dismissed. C. A comparison between overtime pay at Hartville and the national average. D. A finding about a problem within middle management. 65-67 CBA