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2005-2014年全国高考英语试题分类汇编 故事类阅读理解

【十年高考】2005-2014 年全国各地高考英语试题分类汇编:故事类
(05·全国ⅠE 篇) “Soon, you’re going to have to move out!” cried my neighbor upon seeing the largest tomato plant known to mankind, or at least known i: exactly; tab-stops: 105.0pt 189.0pt 273.0pn my neighborhood. One tiny 9-inch plant, bought for $1. 25 in the spring, has already taken over much of my rose bed, covering much of other plants, and is well on its way to the front door. Roses require a good deal of care, and if it weren’t for the pleasure they give, it wouldn’t be worth the work. As it is, I have a garden full of sweet-smelling roses for most of the year. bushes must be pruned(剪枝) in early spring, leaving ugly woody branches until the new growth appears a few weeks later. It was the space available(可用的) in the garden that led me into planting just one little tomato plant. A big mistake. Soil conditions made just perfect for roses turn out to be even more perfect for tomatoes. The daily watering coupled with full sun and regular fertilizing(施肥) have turned the little plant into a tall bush. The cage I placed around it as the plant grew has long since disappeared under the thick leaves. Now the task I face in harvesting the fruit is twofold; First, I have to find the red ones among the leaves, which means I almost have to stand on my head, and once found I have to reach down and under, pick the tomatoes and withdraw(缩回) my full fist without dropping the prize so dearly won. I found two full-blown white roses completely hidden as I picked tomatoes in June, but they were weak and the leaves already yellow for lack of light. Here I am faced with a painful small decision: To tear up a wonderful and productive tomato plant that offers up between ten and twenty ripe sweet tomatoes each day or say goodbye to several expensive and treasured roses. Like Scarlett in Gone With the Wind, I’ll think about th painful at tomorrow. 71. What ate the requirements for the healthy growth of roses? A. A lot of care and the right soil. B. Frequent pruning and fertilizing. C. Tomato plants grown alongside. D. Cages placed around the roots. 72. The writer planted the tomato because ______. A. it cost only $1. 25 B. the soil was just right for it C. there was room for it in the garden D. the roses’ branches needed to be covered 73. This year the writer’s roses were ______. A. removed from the rose bed B. picked along with the tomatoes C. mostly damaged by too much sunlight D. largely hidden under the tomato plant

74. By saying “the prize so dearly won” in paragraph 5, the writer wants to ______. A. show the difficulty in picking the tomatoes B. show the hardship of growing the roses C. express her liking for the roses D. express her care for the tomatoes 75. In the situation described in the text, one good thing is that ______. A. the roses cost the writer little money B. the writer has a daily harvest of tomatoes C. someone will help the writer make the decision D. the writer can now enjoy both the roses and tomatoes 答案 71.A 72.C 73.D 74.A 75.B Passage 54 (05·全国ⅡA 篇) Every year on my birthday, from the time I turned 12, a white gardenia was delivered to my house. No card came with it Calls to the flower-shop were not helpful at all. After a while I stopped trying to discover the sender’s name and just delighted in the beautiful white flower in soft pink paper. But I never stopped imagining who the giver might be. Some of my happiest moments were spent daydreaming about the sender. My mother encouraged these imaginings. She’d ask me if there was someone for whom I had done special kindness. Perhaps it was the old man across the street whose mail I’d delivered during the winter. As a girl, though, I had more fun imagining that it might be a boy I had run into. One month before my graduation, my father died. I felt so sad that I became completely uninterested in my upcoming graduation dance, and I didn’t care if I had a new dress or not. But my mother, in her own sadness, would not let me miss any of those things. She wanted her children to feel loved and lovable. In truth, my mother wanted her children to see themselves much like the gar-denia-lovely, strong and perfect with perhaps a bit of mystery(神秘) My mother died ten days after I was married. I was 22. That was the year the gardenia stopped coming. 41. Which of the following would be the best title for the text? A.A childhood Dream. B.A Mother’s Love. C.A Graduation Party. D.A Special Birthday. 42.The mother insisted that her daughter go to the graduation dance because _________. A.she could take care of things herself B.she hoped she would find a boyfriend C.she wanted her to be happy and strong D.she thought education was most important

43.Who was the sender of the flower? A.A boy the writer had run into. B.One of the writer’s neighbors. C.One of the writer’s classmates. D.The writer’s mother. 答案 41.A 42.B 43.C Passage 55 (05·全国ⅡC 篇) Taiwan police cannot decide whether to treat it as an extremely eleven act of stealing or an even elev-ecer cheat (诈骗). Either way , it could be the perfect crime (犯罪), because the criminals are birds—horning pigeons ! The crime begins with a telephone message to the owner of a stolen car : if you want the car back, pay up then, the car owner is directed to a park, told where to find a bird cage and how to attach money to the neck of the pigeon inside . Carrying the money in a tiny bag , the pigeon flies off . There have been at least four such pigeon pick-ups in Changwa. What at first seemed like the work of a clever stay-at-home car thief, however , may in fact be the work of an even lazier and more inventive criminal mind—one that avoid (避免)not only collecting money but going out to steal the car in the first place . Police officer Chen says that the criminal probably has pulled a double trick: he gets money for things he cannot possibly return . Instead of stealing cars , he lets someone else do it and then waits for the car-owner to place an ad (启事) in the newspaper asking for help . The theory is supported by the fact that , so far , none of the stolen cars have been returned . Also, the amount of money demanded-under 3,000 Taiwanese dollars –seems too little for a car worth many times more . Demands for pigeon-delivered money stopped as soon as the press reported the story. And even if they start again, Chen holds little hope of catching the criminal . “We have more important things to do, ” he said . 49.After the car owner received a phone call. He A.went to a certain pigeon and put some money in the bag it carried B.gave the money to the thief and had his car back in a park C.sent some money to the thief by mail D.told the press about it 50.The “lazier and more inventive” criminal refers to . A.the car thief who stays at home B.one of those who put the ads in the paper C.one of the policemen in Changwa D.the owner of the pigeons 51. The writer mentions the fact that “none of the stolen cars have been returned” to show A.how easily people get fooled by criminals


B.what Chen thinks might be correct C.the thief is extremely clever D.the money paid is too little 52.The underlined word “they” in the last paragraph refers to . A.criminals B.pigeons C.the stolen cars D.demands for money 53.We may infer from the text that the criminal knows how to reach the car owners because . A.he reads the ads in the newspaper B.he lives in the same neighborhood C.he has seen the car owners in the park D.he has trained the pigeons to follow them 答案 49.D 50.C 51.A 52.C 53.D Passage 56 (05·北京 A 篇) Chances I really love my job because I enjoy working with small children and like the challenges and awards from the job. I also think my work is important. There was a time when I thought I would never have that sort of career(职业). I wasn’t an excellent student because I didn’t do much schoolwork. In my final term I started thinking what I might do and found I didn’t have much to offer. I just accepted that I wasn’t the type to have a career. I then found myself a job. Looking after two little girls, It wasn’t too bad at first. But the problems began when I agreed to live in, so that I would be there if my boss had to go out for business in the evening. We agreed that if I had to work extra hours one week, she’d give me time off the next. But unfortunately, it didn’t often work out. I was getting extremely tired and fed up, because I had too many late nights and early mornings with the children. One Sunday, I was in the park with the children, and met Megan who used to go to school with me, I told her about my situation. She suggested that I should do a course and get a qualification (资格证书)if I wanted to work with children. I didn’t think I would be accepted because I didn’t take many exams in school. She persuaded me to phone the local college and they were really helpful. My experience counted for a lot and I got on a part – time course. I had to leave my job with the family, and got work helping out at a kindergarten. Now I’ve got a full – time job there. I shall always be thankful to Megan. I wish I had known earlier that you could have a career, even if you aren’t top of the class at school. 56.What is the author’s present job? A.Working part – time in a college. B.Taking care of children for a family. C.Helping children with their schoolwork. D.Looking after children at a kindergarten.

57.When staying with the two girls’ family, the author . A.was paid for extra work B.often worked long hours C.got much help from her boss D.took a day off every other week 58.Why did the author leave her first job? A.She found a full – time job. B.She was fed up with children. C.She decided to attend a part – time course. D.She needed a rest after working extra hours. 59.What has the author learned from her own experiences? A.Less successful students can still have a career. B.Qualifications are necessary for a career. C.Hard work makes an excellent student. D.One must choose the job she likes. 答案 56.D 57.B 58.C 59.A Passage 57 (05·天津 C 篇) The house was quiet at 5 am and Tim' s mother was asleep. Only the sound of the big freezer broke the quiet. He' d dreamt of the cave last night. The purring (轻微颤动声) of the freezer had been the sea. Tim pulled on a sweater and put some apples into his schoolbag. It was too early for breakfast. He' d eat after he' d been through the cave, sitting on the rocks and staring at the sea. He wished he had a proper pack. His schoolbag would have to do. What else? Sandwichesbut his mother might wake up if he started pulling out bread for sandwiches, she' d want to know why he had to leave so early. He settled for some biscuits, and left a note stuck to the table: Gone to Michael' s. Back tonight, Tim. The sky was high and soft and light outside, though the sun still wasn't up. Even the highway up the hill was quiet as he made his way down the street. The wind from the sea was fresh and sweet. The sand hills still breathed heat from yesterday' s sun, though the top of the sand was cool. He ran down to the beach impatiently, but there was no one, just dry sand dancing in the early wind and seabirds marching up and down watching the waves. The light changed suddenly. The first rays of sunlight stretched (延伸) across the sea. The sun was pushing its way over the edge of the world. Over the first rocks, along to the point. Tim glanced back. The beach was still empty. The sun sailed higher in the sky. He could see the cave now, even darker in the morning light. The sand turned silver then dark gold as the water flowed away from it. He had to force himself to go closer. Why was it so much more mysterious (神秘的) now? But it would be silly to go back now after so much trouble. He needn't go in all the way... 43. What did Tim do at the beginning of the story? A. He left the house quietly.

B. He had breakfast at home. C. He left a note on the freezer. D. He put a sweater in his schoolbag. 44. "He settled for some biscuits” ( in Paragraph 3 ) means that Tim_______. A. had to leave the biscuits on the table B. liked biscuits better than sandwiches C. had to take biscuits instead of sandwiches D. could only find some biscuits in the kitchen 45. What made it possible for Tim to see the entry to the cave? A. The height of the first rocks. B. The ups and downs of the waves. C. The change in the position of the sun. D. The vast stretch of the sunlit beach. 46. Which of the following statements is TRUE according to the story? A. The sea looked like a piece of gold. B. Seabirds flew away when Tim arrived. C. Tim was the only person on the beach. D. The sky got dark as Tim reached the cave. 47.In the story, Tim' s mood (心情) changed from_________. A. loneliness to craziness B. anxiousness to excitement C. helplessness to happiness D. eagerness to nervousness 答案 43.A 44.C 45.C 46.C 47.D Passage 58 (05·上海 B 篇) “Come in, Kim. Have a seat, please,” said Bill Williams, the manager. “this was Kim's first experience with an assessment. After only six months he was due for a raise if this assessment was satisfactory. “Kim,” began Bill Williams, “I am very pleased with the quality of your work. I have nothing but praise for your devotion and your hard work. My only concern is that you are not active enough in putting forward your suggestions.” “But,” replied Kim, “I have always completed every assignment you have given me. Mr. Williams.” “I know that, Kim. And please, call me Bill. But what I expect is for you to think independently and introduce new ideas. I need more input from you—more feedback on how things are going. I don’t need a “yes man”. You never tell me what you think. You just smile as though everything is fine.” “But,” said Kim, “I feel that since you are my superior, it would be presumptuous of me to tell you what to do.” “I’m not asking you to tell me what to do, but what you think we could do. To make suggestions,

I employed you because I respect your experience in this field, but you are not communicating your thoughts to me.” “Yes. I see. I’m not accustomed to this, but I will try to do as you say?Bill.” “Good, then, I expect to hear more from you at staff meetings or at any other time you want to discuss an idea with me.” “Yes, of course. Thank you, Mr. Will?Bill.” 69. Kim is the sort of employee who_______. A. does not speak out his own ideas B. is not devoted to the job C. laughs too much over work D. can not finish his work on time 70. The word “presumptuous” in the middle of the passage is closest in meaning to “_____”. A. full of respect B. too confident and rude C. lacking in experience D. too shy and quiet 答案 69.A 70.B Passage 59 (05·重庆 A 篇) My parents were in a huge argument, and 1 was really upset about it. I didn't know who I should talk with about how I was feeling. So I asked Mom to allow me to stay the night at my best friend's house. Though I knew I wouldn't tell her about my parents’ situation, I was looking forward to gelling out of the house. I was in the middle of packing up my things when suddenly the power went out in the neighborhood. Mom came to tell me that I should stay with my grandpa until the power came back on. I was really disappointed because I felt that we did not have much to talk about. But I knew he would be frightened alone in the dark. I went to his room and told him that I'd stay with him until the power was restored. He was quite happy and said, "Great opportunity. " "What is?" I asked. "To talk, you and I ” he said. "To hold a private little meeting about what we’re going to do with your mom and dad, and what we're going to do with ourselves now that we're in the situation we are in. " "But we can't do anything about it. Grandpa," I said, surprised that here was someone with whom I could share my feelings and someone who was in the same " boat" as I was. And that's how the most unbelievable friendship between my grandfather and me started. Sitting Acre in the dark, we talked about our feelings and fears of life — from how fast things change, to how they sometimes don't change fast enough. That night, because the power went out, I found a new friend, with whom I could safely talk about all my fears and pains, whatever they may be-Suddenly, the lights all came back on. "Well," he said, " I guess that means you'll want to go now. I really like our talk. I hope the power will go out every few nights!" 56.1 wished to get out of the house because ____

A. I was angry about my parents' quarrel B. I found nobody to share my feelings with C. I wanted to escape from the dark house D. I planned to tell my friend about my trouble 57. Grandpa was happy to see me because _____. A. he could discuss the problem with me B. he had not seen me for a long lime C. he was afraid of darkness D. he felt quite lonely 58. What can be inferred from the passage? A. The grandchild was eager to leave. B. They would have more chats. C. The lights would go out again. D. It would no longer be dark. 答案 56.A 57.A 58.B Passage 60 (05·浙江 A 篇) Compassion is a desire within us to help others. With effort, we can translate compassion into actions. An experience last weekend showed me this is true. I work part-time in a supermarket across from a building for the elderly. These old people are out main customers, and it’s not hard to lose patience over their slowness. But last Sunday, one aged gentleman appeared to teach me a valuable lesson. This untidy man walked up to my register(收款机)with a box of biscuits. He said he was out of cash (现金), had just moved into his room, and had nothing in his cupboards. He asked if we could let him have the food on trust. He promised to repay me the next day. I couldn’t help staring at him. I wondered what kind of person he had been ten or twenty years before, and what he would be like if luck had gone his way. I had a hurt in my heart for this kind of human soul, all alone in the world. I told him that I was sorry, but store rules didn’t allow me to do so. I felt stupid and unkind saying this, but I valued my job. Just then, another man, standing behind the first, spoke up. If anything, he looked more pitiable. “Change it to me, ” was all he said. What I had been feeling was pity. Pity is soft and safe and easy. Compassion, on the other hand, is caring in action. I thanked the second man but told him that was not allowed either. Then I reached into my pocket and paid for the biscuits myself. I reached into my pocket because these two men had reached into my heart and taught me compassion.

41. The aged gentleman who wanted to buy the biscuits_________ . A.promised to obey the store rules B.forgot to take any money with him C.hoped to have the food first and pay later D.could not afford anything more expensive 42. Which of the following best describes the old gentleman? A.kind and lucky B.poor and lonely C.friendly and helpful D.hurt and disappointed 43. The writer acted upon the store rules because_________ . A.he wanted to keep his present job B.he felt no pity for the old gentleman C.he considered the old man dishonest D.he expected someone else to pay for the old man 44. What does the writer learn from his experience? A.Wealth is more important than anything else B.Helping others is easier said than done C.Experience is better gained through practice D.Obeying the rules means more than compassion. 答案 41.C 42.B 43.A 44.B Passage 61 (05·浙江 C 篇) In the course of working my way through school, I took many jobs I would rather forget. But none of these jobs was as dreadful as my job in an apple plant. The work was hard; the pay was poor; and, most of all, the working conditions were terrible. First of all, the job made huge demands on my strength. For then hours a night, I took boxes that rolled down a metal track and piled them onto a truck. Each box contained twelve heavy bottles of apple juice. I once figured out that I was lifting an average of twelve tons of apple juice every night. I would not have minded the difficulty of the work so much if the pay had not been so poor. I was paid the lowest wage of that time—two dollars an hour. Because of the low pay, I felt eager to get as much as possible. I usually worked twelve hours a night but did not take home much more than $ 100 a week. But even more than the low pay, what made me unhappy was the working conditions. During work I was limited to two ten-minute breaks and an unpaid half hour for lunch. Most of my time was spent outside loading trucks with those heavy boxes in near-zero-degree temperatures. The steel floors of the trucks were like ice, which made my feet feel like stone. And after the production line shut down at night and most people left, I had to spend two hours alone cleaning the floor. I stayed on the job for five months, all the while hating the difficulty of the work, the poor money, and the conditions under which I worked. By the time I left, I was determined never to go back there again. 49. Why did the writer have to take many jobs at that time?

A.To pay for his schooling B.To save for his future C.To support his family D.To gain some experience 50. The following facts describe the terrible working conditions of the plant EXCEPT_________. A.loading boxes in the freezing cold B.having limited time for breaks C.working and studying at the same time D.getting no pay for lunch time 51. What is the subject discussed in the text? A.The writer’s unhappy school life B.The writer’s eagerness to earn money C.The writer’s experience as a full-time worker D.The writer’s hard work in an apple plant 52. How is the text organized? A.Topic—Argument—Explanation B.Opinion—Discussion--Description C.Main idea—Comparison—Supporting examples D.Introduction—Supporting examples—Conclusion 答案 49.A 50.C 51.D 52.D Passage 62 (05·福建 B 篇) Three months after the government stopped issuing(发放)or renewing permits for Internet cafes because of security (安全) concerns, some cafe owners are having financial (经济的) concerns of their own. The permits were stopped suddenly three months ago by the government until new safeguards could be put in place to prevent misuse of the information superhighway, but for cafe owners it’s a business breakdown with no fix in sight. “I handed in a request to open up an Internet café and received the conditions,” said the businessman Obeidallah. “I rented a place in the Sharafiah district at SR45,000 and prepared the place with equipment that cost me more than SR100,000. When I went to the local government after finishing everything, I was surprised to find that they’d stopped issuing permits for Internet cafes.” Having an Internet cafe without Internet is much like having a coffee shop without coffee. “I’m avoiding closing the place, but it’s been more than three months with the situation ongoing as it is.” Obeidallah said. “Who will bear the losses caused by the permit issue?” The decision took many cafe owners by surprise. “I asked to open an Internet café, and I was handed a list of all the things that were needed to follow through, such as a sign for the place, filling out forms,” said Hassan Al-Harbi. “I did all that was asked and rented a place. And after the Haj vacation I went to the local government and they surprised me, saying that there are new rules that forbid the issuing of any more Internet cafe permits and that one can’t even renew his permit. I’ve lost more than SR80,000,” Al-harbi added. As for the government, officials say a method to deal with it is on the way. But security concerns come before profit(盈利).

60.The government stopped issuing or renewing permits for Internet cafes . A.to prevent misuse of new safeguards in Internet cafes B.to make cafe owners earn less profit from their business C.to stop the use of the information superhighway on Internet D.to make sure of the proper use of the information superhighway 61.The government’s decision led to the fact that many cafe owners . A.suffered heavy financial losses B.asked to open up Internet cafes C.continued to operate Internet cafes D.asked the government for payment 62.The underlined phrase in the last paragraph “on the way” means . A.to be studied B.to be put into practice C.to be changed D.to be improved 63.The cafe owners found the government’s decision . A.surprising and unacceptable B.understandable and acceptable C.reasonable but surprising D.surprising but acceptable 答案 60.D 61.B 62.C 63.D Passage 63 (05·江西 A 篇) He wishes the holiday season would end already . His back aches , his red suit feels like a spacesuit , his cheeks have gone tight from smiling for 12 hours —and still the kids keep coming and coming , like ants at a picnic . As Christmas becomes more commercialized (商业化) across the U. S. and Canada , so must Santas . As the holiday begins earlier each year , so must its spokesmen . The questions from children these days are harder than ever . Now, with thousands of children expecting a father or mother serving in Iraq or Afghanistan , the questions are as heart-breaking as they are unanswerable . For example , “Can you please bring Daddy home from the war in time for Christmas morning ?” Santas also have a pretty good chance of getting sued (指控). A professional Santa Claus in Canada told a story : A Santa had a girl on his knee , and he commented , “You have nice eyes and nice hair .” The girl later said it was sexual harassment (骚扰) . When a Santa feels anxious , he often shows it in the same ways ordinary people do : The Santas were always seen to hang around at the dinner table when the show ended . Many of them just sleep in bed for several days and don’t see other children again . 56.In the first paragraph , “spokesmen” refers to . A.businessmen B.political leaders C.organisers of the activities D.Santa Clauses 57.The passage implies that the job of Santa Claus is . A.well-paid B.very hard C.worth doing D.dangerous 58.According to the third paragraph, Santas may sometimes be blamed for . A.doing something against the law B.hanging around the dinner table C.being lazy and sleeping in bed for days D.not playing their roles as expected 59.What would be the best title for the passage ?

A.Christmas : Not a Good Festival for Santas B.Is Santa Claus Really Alive ? C.A Christmas Story D.What Does Santa Claus Do for Children ? 答案 56.D 57.B 58.A 59.A Passage 64 (05·湖北 B 篇) At one time no one could travel on an English road faster than four miles an hour. That was the law until 1896. A man had to walk in front of a car which could not go faster than the man. At night the man had to carry a red lamp. Once Charles Rolls brought a car from France to England ,but he wanted to drive faster than four miles an hour .In order to have no trouble with the police ,he had a talk with some of the police officers ,who ordered their policemen to look the other way when the car came along the road. This was a good plan in the country ,but not so easy to follow in the busy streets of London. One night Rolls and some friends started from London on their journey to Cambridge. One of the men walked in front with the red lamp , but he walked as fast as he could .The police became very interested in walls and shop-fronts when they heard the car ,and not one of them saw it . They reached a hill ;but what a waste of time it was to drive down the hill at four miles an hour! Rolls was getting ready to jump into the car; but then he noticed a policeman who was not looking the other way. The slow car reached him. “Good evening,” said the policeman ,looking at the car. “Good evening,” said Rolls ,holding the lamp. “One of these horseless things,” said the policeman ,looking at it with interest. “Yes,” said Rolls, and waited. “I’ve often wanted a ride in one ; but of course policemen can’t buy things like that.” He turned and looked hopefully in Rolls’s face. “Jump in ,” said Rolls. “Thanks ,” said the policeman ,and did so . “Now ,”he said ,sitting down, “you can let it go just as you like down this hill. There isn’t another policeman on this road for a mile and a half.” 60.The policemen were told “to look the other way” (the underlined part in Paragraph 2) so that . A.they could watch the car coming from the other direction B.the car could go faster than four miles an hour C.they could make sure no one was in the way D.the car would not hit them on the road 61.In what way did the policemen carry out the order from their officers? A.They greeted Rolls when the car came along. B.They walked in front of the car with a red lamp. C.They pretended to be attracted by something else.

D.They stood on duty every 1.5 miles along the road. 62.The policeman who said “Good evening” to Rolls wanted to . A.teach Rolls a lesson B.take a free ride home C.have a talk with Rolls D.have a car ride experience 63.After the policeman jumped into the car ,Rolls . A.dared not drive the car faster than he was allowed to B.could drive as fast as he wished within a certain distance C.could drive on any road he liked for the rest of the journey D.drove his car as fast as he could down the hill to Cambridge 答案 60.B 61.C 62.D 63.B Passage 65 (05·湖南 A 篇) We were on tour a few summers ago, driving through Chicago, when right outside of the city, we got pulled over. A middle-aged policeman came up to the car and was really being troublesome at first. Lecturing us, he said, "You were speeding. Where are you going in such a hurry?" Our guitarist, Tim, told him that we were on our way to Wisconsin to play a show. His way towards us totally changed. He asked, "Oh, so you boys are in a band (乐队)?" We told him that we were. He then asked all the usual broad questions about the type of music we played, and how long we had been at it. Suddenly, he stopped and said, "Tim, you want to get out of this ticket, don't you?" Tim said, "Yes." So the officer asked him to step out of the car. The rest of us, inside the car, didn't know what to think as we watched the policeman talk to Tim. Next thing we knew, the policeman was putting Tim in the back of the police car he had parked in front of us. With that, he threw the car into reverse(倒车), stopping a few feet in back of our car. Now we suddenly felt frightened. We didn't know if we were all going to prison, or if the policeman was going to sell Tim on the black market or something. All of a sudden, the pollen's voice came over in a loudspeaker. He said, "Ladies and gentlemen, for the first time ever, we have Tim here singing on Route 90.” Turns out, the policeman had told Tim that the only way he was getting out of the ticket was if he sang part of one of our songs over the loudspeaker in the police car. Seconds later, Tim started screaming into the receiver. The policeman enjoyed the performance, and sent us on our way without a ticket. 56. The policeman stopped the boys to ______. A. put them into prison B. give them a ticket C. enjoy their performance D. ask some band questions 57. The policeman became friendly to the boys when ha knew they ____ A. had long been at the band B. played the music he loved C. were driving for a show D. promised into a performance 58. The boys probably felt ______ when they drove off. A, joyful B. calm C. nervous D. frightened 答案 56.B 57.C 58.A Passage 40 (06·全国ⅠB 篇)

Many years ago, when I was fresh out of school and working in Denver, I was driving to my parents’ home in Missouri for Christmas. I stopped at a gas station(加油站) about 50 miles from Oklahoma City, where I was planning to stop and visit a friend. While I was standing in line at the cash register(收款台), I said hello to an older couple who were also paying for gas. I took off, but had gone only a few miles when black smoke poured from the back of my car. I stopped and wondered what I should do. A car pulled up behind me. It was the couple I had spoken to at the gas station. They said they would take me to my friend’s. We chatted on the way into the city, and when I got out of the car, the husband gave me his business card. I wrote him and his wife a thank-you note for helping me. Soon afterward, I received a Christ-mas present from them. Their note that came with it said that helping me had made their holidays meaningful. Years later, I drove to a meeting in a nearby town in the morning. In late afternoon I returned to my car and found that I’d left the lights on all day, and the battery(电池) was dead. Then I noticed that the Friendly Ford dealership-a shop selling cars-was right next door. I walked over and found two salesmen in the showroom. “Just how friendly is Friendly Ford?” I asked and explained my trouble. They quickly drove a pickup truck to my car and started it. They would accept no payment, so when I got home, I wrote them a note to say thanks. I received a letter back from one of the salesmen. No one had ever taken the time to write him and say thank you, and it meant a lot, he said. “Thank you”-two powerful words. They’re easy to say and mean so much. 60.The author planned to stop at Oklahoma City _______. A.to visit a friend B.to see his parents C.to pay or the cash register D.to have more gas for his car 61.The words “took off ” underlined in Paragraph 2 mean “________”. A.turned off B.moved off C.put up D.set up 62.What happened when the author found smoke coming out of his car? A.He had it pulled back to the gas station. B.The couple sent him a business card. C.The couple offered to help him. D.He called his friend for help. 63.The battery of the author’s car was dead because _______. A.something went wrong with the lights B.the meeting lasted a whole day C.he forgot to turn off the lights D.he drove too long a distance 64.By telling his own experiences, the author tries to show _______.

A.how to write a thank-you letter B.how to deal with car problems C.the kind-heartedness of older people D.the importance of expressing thanks 答案 60.A 61.B 62.C 63.C 64.D Passage 41 (06·全国ⅡA 篇) My friend, Emma Daniels, spent the summer of 1974 traveling in Israel. During her month-long stay in Jerusalem she often went to a café called Chocolate Soup. It was run by two men, one of whom—Alex—used to live in Montreal. One morning when Emma went in for coffee, while chatting with her new friend Alex, she mentioned that she had just finished the book she was reading and had nothing else to read. Alex said he had a wonderful book she might like, and that he’d be happy to lend it to her. As he lived just above the café, he quickly ran up to get it. The book he handed to Emma just minutes later was Markings, a book by a former Secretary—General of the United Nations (UN). Emma had never read it, nor had she ever bought a copy. But , when she opened it up, she was floored to see her own name and address inside the cover in her own handwriting(笔迹). It turned out that the summer before, at a concert back in Montreal, Emma had met a Californian who was in town visiting friends. They decided to exchange(交换)addresses, but neither of them had any paper. The man opened up a book he was carrying in his backpack(背包) and asked Emma to write her name and address inside. When he returned to California, he left the book behind in Montreal, and his friend Alex kept it. When Alex later moved to Jerusalem, he took the book along. 41.Alex lent Emma the book, Markings, . A.to show his friendliness to her B.to show his interest in reading C.to tell her about the importance of the UN D.to let her write her name and address inside 42.How did Emma feel the moment she opened the book? A.Pleased. B.Satisfied. C.Worried. D.Surprised. 43.We can learn from the text that the Californian . A.met Emma at a concert B.invited Emma to a concert C.introduced Emma to his friend D.left Emma his backpack 44.Who was supposed to be the first owner of the book? A.An official of the UN. B.A coffee shop owner. C.A friend of the author’s. D.Alex’s friend from California. 答案 41.A 42.D 43.A 44.D

Passage 42 (06·全国ⅡC 篇) When I learned that my 71-year-old mother was playing Scrabble — a word game — against herself, I knew I had to do something. My husband suggested we give her a computer to play against. I wasn’t sure my mother was ready for it After all, it had taken 15 years to persuade her to buy an electric cooker. Even so, we packed up our old computer and delivered it to my parents’ home . And so began my mother’s adventure in the world of computers. It also marked the beginning of an unusual teaching task for me. I’ve taught people of all ages, but I never thought I would be teaching my mother how to do anything. She has been the one teaching me all my life: to cook and sew: to enjoy the good times and put up with the bad. Now it was my turn to give something back. It wasn’t easy at the beginning. There was so much to explain and to introduce. Slowly but surely, my mother caught on, making notes in a little notebook. After a few months of Scrabble and other games, I decided it was time to introduce her to word processing(文字处理)This proved to be a bigger challenge(挑战)to her, so I gave her some homework I asked her to write me a letter, using different letter types, colors and spaces. “Are you this demanding with your kindergarten pupils?” she asked. “No, of course not, ” I said. “They already know how to use a computer.” My mother isn’t the only one experiencing a fast personal growth period. Thanks to the computer, my father has finally got over his phone allergy(过敏反应). For as long as I can remember, any time I called, my mother would answer. Dad and I have had more phone conversations in the last two months than we’ve had in the past 20 years. 49.What does the author do? A.She is a cook. B.She is a teacher. C.She is a housewife. D.She is a computer engineer. 50.The author decided to give her mother a computer . A.to let her have more chances to write letters B.to support her in doing her homework C.to help her through the bad times D.to make her life more enjoyable 51.The author asked her mother to write her a letter . A.because her mother had stopped using the telephone B.because she wanted to keep in touch with her mother C.so that her mother could practice what she had learned D.so that her mother could be free from housework 52.After the computer was brought home, the author’s father . A.lost interest in cooking B.took more phone calls C.played more games D.began to use it

答案 49.B 50.D 51.C 52.B Passage 43 (06·北京 B 篇) I was 9 years old when I found out my father was ill. It was 1994, but I can remember my mother’s words as if it were yesterday: “Kerrel, I don’t want you to take food from your father, because he has AIDS. Be very careful when you are around him.” AIDS wasn’t something we talked about in my country when I was growing up. From then on, I knew that this would be a family secret. My parents were not together anymore, and my dad lived alone. For a while, he could take care of himself. But when I was 12, his condition worsened. My father’s other children lived far away, so it fell to me to look after him. We couldn’t afford all the necessary medication for him, and because Dad was unable to work, I had no money for school supplies and often couldn’t even buy food for dinner. I would sit in class feeling completely lost, the teacher’s words muffled as I tried to figure out how I was going to manage. I did not share my burden (负担) with anyone. I had seen how people reacted to AIDS. Kids laughed at classmates who had parents with the disease. And even adults could be cruel. When my father was moved to the hospital, the nurses would leave his food on the bedside table even though he was too weak to feed himself. I had known that he was going to die, but after so many years of keeping his condition a secret. I was completely unprepared when he reached his final days. Sad and hopeless, I called a woman at the nonprofit National AIDS Support. That day, she kept me on the phone for hours. I was so lucky to find someone who cared. She saved my life. I was 15 when my father died. He took his secret away with him, having never spoken about AIDS to anyone, even me. He didn’t want to call attention to AIDS. I do. 60. What does Kerrel tell us about her father? A. He had stayed in the hospital since he fell ill. B. He depended on the nurses in his final days. C. He worked hard to pay for his medication. D. He told no one about his disease. 61. What can we learn from the underlined sentence? A. Kerrel couldn’t understand her teacher. B. Kerrel had special difficulty in hearing. C. Kerrel was too troubled to focus on the lesson. D. Kerrel was too tired to bear her teacher’s words. 62. Why did Kerrel keep her father’s disease a secret? A. She was afraid of being looked down upon. B. She thought it was shameful to have AIDS. C. She found no one willing to listen to her. D. She wanted to obey her mother.

63. Why did Kerrel write the passage? A. To tell people about the sufferings of her father. B. To show how little people knew about AIDS. C. To draw people’s attention to AIDS. D. To remembered her father. 答案 60.D 61.C 62.A 63.C Passage 44 (06·广东 A 篇) Scientific experiments can sometimes go wrong and when they do the results may range from the disastrous to the troubling. One such experiment took place in South America about fifty years ago. Whether its final consequences will cause serious damage or nothing more than a small trouble still remains to be seen. The story began in 1956 when an American scientist working in Brazil decided to solve the problem of increasing the productivity of that country's bees. He imported a very active type of African bee from Tanzania and mated (交配) it with the more easy-going native variety to produce a new kind of bees. The new bees worked harder and produced twice as much honey. It seemed that Professor Kerr, for that was the scientist's name, had a total success on his hands. Then things began to go wrong. For some reason as yet unseen, but perhaps as a result of something in their environment, the new bees began to develop extremely attacking personalities. They became bad-tempered and easy to be angry, attacked the native bees and drove them from their living places. But worse was to follow. Having taken over the countryside, the new bees, with their dangerous stings (叮) , began to attack its neighbours -- cats, dogs, horses, chickens and finally man himself. A long period of terror began that has so far killed a great number of animals and about 150 human beings. This would have been bad enough if the bees had stayed in Brazil. But now they are on the move, heading northwards in countless millions towards Central and North America, and moving at the alarming speed of 200 miles a year. The countries that lie in their path are naturally worried because it looks as if nothing can be done to stop them. 56. The results of the South American experiment . A. have caused a serious trouble B. have proved to be wrong C. are not yet certain D. are not important 57. The experiment mentioned in this passage was designed to . A. increase the amount of honey in Brazil B. make Brazilian bees more easy-going C. increase the number of bees in Brazil D. make African bees less active 58. Which of the following may be the cause of the new bees' attacking personalities? A. Their production of honey.

B. Their hard work. C. Their living environment. D. Their bad temper. 59. The last paragraph implies that . A. the bees have been driven to Central and North America B. the bees may bring about trouble in more countries C. the bees must be stopped from moving north D. the bees prefer to live in Brazil 答案 56.C 57.A 58.C 59.B Passage 45 (06·广东 B 篇) He's an old cobbler (修鞋匠) with a shop in the Marais, a historic area in Paris. When I took him my shoes, he at first told me: “I haven't time. Take them to the other fellow on the main street ; he'll fix them for you right away.” But I'd had my eye on his shop for a long time. Just looking at his bench loaded with tools and pieces of leather, I knew he was a skilled craftsman (手艺人). “No,” I replied, “the other fellow can't do it well.” “The other fellow” was one of those shopkeepers who fix shoes and make keys “while-U-wait” -- without knowing much about mending shoes or making keys. They work carelessly, andwhen they have finished sewing back a sandal strap (鞋带) you might as well just throw away the pair. My man saw I wouldn't give in, and he smiled. He wiped his hands on his blue apron ( 围 裙), looked at my shoes, had me write my name on one shoe with a piece of chalk and said, “Come back in a week.” I was about to leave when he took a pair of soft leather boots off a shelf. “See what I can do?” he said with pride. “Only three of us in Paris can do this kind of work.. ” When I got back out into the street, the world seemed brand-new to me. He was something out of an ancient legend, this old craftsman with his way of speaking familiarly, his very strange, dusty felt hat, his funny accent from who-knows-where and, above all, his pride in his craft. These are times when nothing is important but the bottom line, when you can do things any old, way as long as it “pays”, when, in short, people look on work as a path to ever-increasing consumption (消费) rather than a way to realize their own abilities. In such a period it is a rare comfort to find a cobbler who gets his greatest satisfaction from pride in a job well done. 60. Which of the following is true about the old cobbler.'? A. He was equipped with the best repairing tools. B. He was the only cobbler in the Marais. C. He was proud of his skills. D. He was a native Parisian. 61. The sentence “He was something out of an ancient legend.” ( paragraph 7 ) implies that

A. nowadays you can hardly find anyone like him B. it was difficult to communicate with this man C. the man was very strange D. the man was too old 62. According to the author, many people work just to . A. realize their abilities B. gain happiness C. make money D. gain respect 63. This story wants to tell us that . A. craftsmen make a lot of money B. whatever you do, do it well C. craftsmen need self-respect D. people are born equal 答案 60.C 61.A 62.C 63.B Passage 46 (06·重庆 A 篇) When I was in the third grade, I was picked to be the princess(公主)in the school play. For weeks my mother had helped me practice my lines. But once onstage, every word disappeared from my head. Then my teacher told me she had written a narrator’s(解说者的) part for the play, and asked me to change roles. Though I didn’t tell my mother what had happened that day, she sensed my unhappiness and asked if I wanted to take a walk in the yard. It was a lovely spring day .We could see dandelions(蒲公英)popping through the grass in bunches, as if a painter had touched our landscape with bits of gold. I watched my mother carelessly bend down by one of the bunches. “I think I am going to dig up all these weeds,” she said. “From now on, we’ll have only roses in this garden.” “But I like dandelions,” I protested. “All flowers are beautiful—even dandelions!” My mother looked at me seriously. “ Yes, every flower gives pleasure in its own way, doesn’t it?” she asked thoughtfully. I nodded. “And that is true of people, too,” she added. When I realized that she had guessed my pain, I started to cry and told her the truth. “But you will be a beautiful narrator,” she said, reminding me of how much I loved to read stories aloud to her. Over the next few weeks, with her continuous encouragement, I learned to take pride in the role. The big day finally came. A few minutes before the play, my teacher came over to me. “Your mother asked me to give this to you,” she said, handing me a dandelion. After the play, I took home the flower, laughing that I was perhaps the only person who would keep such a weed. 56.The girl did not play the role of the princess mainly because . A.she felt nervous on the stage B.she lost her interest in that role C.she preferred the role of the narrator D.she had difficulty memorizing her words

57.Why did the mother suggest a walk in the garden? A.To remove the dandelions B.To enjoy the garden scene. C.To have a talk with her daughter. D.To help her daughter with the play. 58.What is the main idea of the story? A.Everybody can find his or her own way to success. B.Everybody has his or her own value in the world. C.Everybody should learn to play different roles. D.Everybody has some unforgettable memory. 答案 56.A 57.C 58.B Passage 47 (06·江苏 A 篇) The Marches were a happy family . Poverty, hard work, and even the fact that Father March was away with the Union armies could not down the spirits of Meg , Jo, Beth , Amy , and Marmee , as the March girls called their mother . The March sisters tried to be good but had their share of faults . Pretty Meg was often displeased with the schoolchildren she taught ; boyish Jo was easy to become angry ; golden-haired schoolgirl Amy liked to show up ; but Beth , who kept the house , was loving and gentle always . The happy days passed and darkness came when a telegram arrived for Mrs . March . “Your husband is very ill,” it said , “come at once.” The girls tried to be brave when their mother left for the front . They waited and prayed . Little Beth got scarlet fever (猩红热)when she was taking care of a sick neighbor . She became very ill but began to recover by the time Marnee was back . When Father came home from the front and at that joyful Christmas dinner they were once more all together . Three years later the March girls had grown into young womanhood . Meg became Mrs .Brooke , and after a few family troubles got used to her new state happily . Jo had found pleasure in her literary efforts . Amy had grown into a young lady with a talent for design and an even greater one for society . But Beth had never fully regained her health , and her family watched her with love and anxiety . Amy was asked to go and stay in Europe with a relative of the Mareches’ . Jo went to New York and became successful in her writing and had the satisfaction of seeing her work published there .But at home the bitterest blow was yet to fall . Beth had known for some time that she couldn’t live much longer to be with her family , and in the springtime she died . News came from Europe that Amy and Laurie , the grandson of a wealthy neighbor , had planned to be married soon. Now Jo became ever more successful in her writing and got married to Professor Bhaer , and soon afterwards founded a school for boys . And so the little women had grown up and lived happily with their children , enjoying the harvest of love and goodness that they had devoted all their lives to . 56.The members of the March family were Father March , Mrs, March and their .

A.four daughters B.five daughters C.son and four daughters D.son and five daughters 57.Who was the most successful in career (事业) among the March girls ? A.Jo. B.Beth . C.Amy . D.Meg . 58.Which of the following would be the best title for the passage ? A.The March Family . B.The March Parents . C.The March Girls . D.The March Relatives . 59.It can be inferred from the passage that the March family had . A.both happiness and sadness B.wealthy neighbors C.more girls than boys D.a lot of rich relatives 答案 56.A 57.A 58.C 59.A Passage 48 (06·江西 A 篇) The incident took place on Sunday,the 25th Of June.On that particular day,a south wind had been gusting(劲吹) on and off all morning.It was not strong enough to cause us any concern, so we carried on our daily work not suspecdng what was about to happon. The storm gaveus very little warnning.Black clouds loomed over the distant horizon(地平 线) so suddenly that we were taken by surprise.Even then,we were not really worried,as the clouds seemed to be moving over our house and towards the distant moountains.Then,just as the clouds had moved inland,the wind suddenly swung around in a full circle and we were facing a major storm. Instantly,we were busily preaparing for the worst. The whole family had experienced such a storm before and evelyone remembered the damage it had caused to stock and crops.There was very little we could do about tbe corps. But we needcd to protect the animals in case the river flooded again.My older brother called his sheep-dog and began driving our small flock of sheep to higher ground above river.If the river flooded,they should be safe there. In the meantime,my father was mending a shed roof that had partly fallen down after many years of fine service.If the tin flew off,it could damage the house. My younger brother began hurriedly carrying firewood under the shelter.My job was to help Mum board up the windows.If the storm developde into a cyclone(旋风),the boalds would protect the glass. Thc storm raged for four hours,pouring more rain on us than we had seen in the last five years.As expectcd the river borke its banks and came slowly up towards the house and the stock. Then,jnst as we were beginning to lose hope,the storm stopped as suddenly as it had begun.The animals were safe,and the roof was still nailed on. “All,s weU that ends well,"Said my mother. 56.When the black clouds appeared suddenly in the distance. A.the family were surprised B.they were extremely worried C. they were preparing fOr the worst D.they faced the storm bravely

57.“There was very little we could do about the crops" indicates that A.little damage would be done to the crops B.they had everything ready for the crops C.they felt unablet to protect the crops D.the crops should be safe enough there 58.The underlined word"stock" in the third paragraph refers to . A.money owned by the family B.goods for sale C.suppplies for family use D.farm animals . 59.It can be inferred from what the mother said that——· A.they had no damage at all B.everything went beyond their expectation C. everything was under control D.the family could have suffered a greater loss 答案 56.A 57.C 58.D 59.D Passage 49 (06·江西 B 篇)

Buster Brown waw a thief-and a good one,too,he thought. He’d never been caught by the police because he never took chances. He was always Prepared for any unforeseen event or emergency. Confidently,he stood outside the house Of his intended victim(受害者)and read the sign On the front gate of the house.“Don't worry about the dog—be aware of the owner!”it said.Buster smiled and found his way in. The house looked quite normal outside,but inside it was very exotic with fascinatig objects on display.As he began putting them into his bag,a dog came into the room.It stopped when it saw Buster,then wagged its tail madly adn went over to. him,licking his outstretched hand. "Good boy,”Buater whispered. “What a great guard dog you are—trying to lick me to death.” Satisifed he'd made friends with the dog,Bluster bggan tO wander round the house,choosing

items to put in his bag.His skilled eye picked out only the best antiques(古董):a pair of silver candleholders,a silver tea-and-coffee ervice,etc..His new friend,the dog,sat and watched, as if wondering what was happening. “Well,boy,”Buster whispered,finally.“That might do.Any more and I won't be able to carry it!”He swung the heavy bag onto his shoulders, just as the lights came on, nearly blinding him. He shielded his eyes with his hand. "You're a very silly person," the figure in the doorway said, his voice dry em dust. As the man came closer,Buster could see he was well dressed. His face seemed familiar, but Buster couldn't quite place where he had seen him hafore. "You should have taken more notice of the sign outside," the man rasped. "I knew about this attempted robbery last week and I also know you will end up behind bars for 20 years. Fancy trying to rob the house of the world's greatest fortune-teller!" 60. Why was Buster so confident? A. He was not afraid of dogs. B. He knew the owner of the house lived alone] C. He had never been caught by the police. D. The house had no security alarm. 61. Which of the definitions is closest in me&ting to the word "exotic" in the third paragraph? A. Messy and untidy. B. Rich and expensive. C. Comfortable and calming. D. Foreign and unusual. 62. How did Buster decide which objects tff take7 A. He took those that were easy to carry in his bag. B. He took only the best antiques. C. He took those that he knew he could sell easily. D. He looked for silver objects. 63. What punishment waits for Buster Brown? A. A prison sentence with hard labour. B. A long prison sentence. C. A heavy fine. D. Community service for 20 years. 答案 60.C 61.D 62.B 63.B Passage 50 (06·湖北 C 篇) The young boy saw me, or rather, he saw the car and quickly ran up to me, eager to sell his bunches (串) of bananas and bags of peanuts. Though he appeared to be about twelve, he seemed to have already known the bitterness of life. "Banana 300 naira. Peanuts 200 naira" He said in a low voice. I bargained him down to 200 total for the fruit and nuts. When he agreed, I handed him a 500 naira bill He didn't have change, so I told him not to worry. He .said thanks and smiled a row of perfect teeth. When, two weeks later, I saw the boy again, I was more aware of my position in a society where it's not that uncommon to see a little boy who should be in school standing on the comer selling fruit in the burning sun. My parents had raised me to be aware of the advantage we had been afforded and the responsibility it brought to us.

I pulled over and rolled down my window. He had a bunch of bananas and a bag of peanuts ready. I waved them away. “What's up”. I asked him. “I...I don't have money to buy books for school.” I reached into my pocket and handed him two fresh 500 naira bills. "Will this help?” I asked. He looked around nervously before taking the money. One thousand naira was a lot of money to someone whose family probably made about 5,000 naira or less each year. "Thank you, sir," he said. 'Thank you very much.” When driving home, I wondered if my little friend actually used the money for school-books. What if he's a cheat (骗子)? And then I wondered why I did it Did I do it to make myself feel better? Was I using him? Later, I realized that I didn't know his name or the least bit about him, nor did I think to ask. Over the next six months, I was busy working in a news agency in northern Nigeria. Sometime after I returned, I went out for a drive When I was about to pull over, the boy suddenly appeared by my window with a big smile ready on his face "oh, gosh! Long time." "Are you in school now?” I asked. He nodded. "That's good," I said. A silence fell as we looked at each other, and then I realized what he wanted. "Here," I held out a 500 naira bill. "Take this.” He shook his head and stepped back as if hurt. "What's wrong?” I asked. "It's a gift" He shook his head again and brought his hand from behind his back. HIS face shone with sweat (汗水)。 He dropped a bunch of bananas and a bag of peanuts in the front seat before he said, "I've been waiting to give these to you." 64. What was the author's first impression of the boy? A. He seemed to be poor and greedy. B. He seemed to have suffered a lot C. He seemed younger than his age. D. He seemed good at bargaining 65. The second time the author met the boy, the boy________. A. told him his purpose of selling fruit and nuts B. wanted to express his thanks C. asked him for money for his schoolbooks D. tried to take advantage of him 66. Why did the author give his money to the boy? A. Because he had enough money to do that. B. Because he had learnt to help others since childhood. C. Because he held a higher position in the society. D. Because he had been asked by the news agency to do so. 67. Which of the following best describes the boy? A. Brave and polite. B. Kind and smart C. Honest and thankful. D. Shy and nervous. 答案 64.B 65.A 66.B 67.C

Passage 51 (06·四川 A 篇) I was the middle child of three, but there was a gap of five years on either side, and I hardly saw my father before I was eight. For this and other reasons I was somewhat lonely. I had the onely child’s habit of making up stories and holding conversations with imaginary persons, and I think from the very start my literary ambitions(文学志向) were mixed up with the feeling of being isolated(孤独) and undervalued. I knew that I had a natural ability with words and a power of facing unpleasant facts, and I felt that this created a sort of private world in which I could get my own back for my failure in everyday life. However, the quantity of serious writing which I produced all through my childhood would not add up to half a dozen pages. I wrote my first poem at the age of four or five, my mother taking it down to dictation. I cannot remember anything about it except that it was about a tiger and the tiger had “chair-like teeth” - a good enough expression. At eleven, when the war of 1914-18 broke out, I wrote a poem which was printed in the local(地方的) newspaper, as was another, two years later, on the death of Kitchener. From time to time, when I was a bit older, I wrote bad and usually unfinished “nature poems”. I also, about twice, attempted a short story which was a failure. That was the total of the would-be serious work that I actually set down on paper during all those years. 56.The underlined word “it” in paragraph 2 refers to . A. the quantity of serious writing B. the writer’s first poem C. the writer’s childhood D. the tiger in the poem 57.From the text, we learn that as a little boy the writer . A. had no playmates B. showed his gift for writing C. put out lots of poems and stories D. got his first poem published in 1916 58.What can be inferred about the writer? A. He was least favoured in his family. B. He had much difficulty in talking with others. C. He had an unhappy childhood for lack of care. D. His loneliness resulted in his interest in writing. 答案 56.B 57.B 58.D Passage 52 (06·陕西 B 篇) LONDON Thursday Just Read—Eddy missed his girlfriend so made he flew back to Britain from Austrahe to propose(求婚) to her.The pooblem is she did the same in the opposite diffion. He and Anna crea manaed to miss each other when the the same airporr waiting room in Singaoore at he same time to wait for connecting mghrs. Anna,heartbrok,when she arrived at Eddy’s Sydney flat lind he had flow to London,told

times,“It was as though someone was playing a cruel joke on. ” “He is the most romantic person I have ever known.I think our problem is that we are both quite impulsive(冲动的)people.We are always trying to surprise each other.” After an 11,000-mile flight across gome,she wa greeted by Eddy’s astonished roommate asking what she was doing. Eddy,a 27-year-old enginee taken year off to travel round Austr be he was missing Anna,a 26-year sece,so much he got a job on a Syd (工地)and started savir for a surprase. He then flew bome no and went to her flat armed with engegerment(订婚) ring,wine and thougens. “I really miseed Anna and I’d been thinking about her all the come I was so excited when she phoned me flom Ausrralia,”he said. Eddy then asked Anna to marry him on tbe phone .“I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry but I accepted,”she said. Anna was given a tour of Sydney by Eddy’s friends before going back home.Eddy and to stav in Britain for two weeks beean a could not change his ticket. 45.What does the last sentence of the first paragraph tell us? A.Anna flew to Britain from Australia to marry him. B.Anna flew to Australia from Britain to marry him. C.Anna flew to Britain from Australia to propose to him. D.Anna flew to Australia from Britain to propose to him. 46.The underlined word“miss”in paragraph 2 most probably means_______. A.escape from B.fail to understand C.fail to meet D.long to see 47.Eddy got a job on a Sydney building site because he________. A.wanted to travel round Australia B.needed monev to pay his daily cost C.was an engineer at this building site D.hoped to make money from this job 48.Which of the following is TRUE about Eddy and Anna according to the text? A.Eddy proposed to Anna on the phone and Anna accepted. B.Anna stayed in Australia waiting for Eddy’s arrival. C.Anna bad a good time touring Sydney with Dddy. D.Eddy met Anna in the airport waiting room by chance. 答案 45.C 46.A 47.B 48.A Passage 28 (07·山东 A 篇) A month after Hurricace Katrina, I returned home in New Orleans. There lay my house, reduced to waist-high rains, smelly and dirty. Before the trip, I’d had my car fixed. When the office employee of the garage was writing up the bill, she noticed my Louisiana license plate. “You from New Orleans?” she asked. I said

I was, “No charge.” She said, and firmly shock her head when I reached for my wallet. The next day I went for a haircut, and the same thing happened. As my wife was studying in Florida, we decided to move there and tried to find a rental house that we could afford while also paying off a mortgage(抵押贷款)on our ruined house. We looked at many places, but none was satisfactory. We’d began to accept that we’d have to live in extremely reduced circumstances for a while, when I got a very curious e-mail from a James Kemmedy in California. He’d read some pieces I’d written about our sufferings for state, the online magazine and wanted to give us (“no conditions attached”) a new house across the lake from New Orleans. It sounded a good to her return, but I replied, thinking him for his exceptional generosity, then we to go back. Then the University of Florida offered to let him house to me. While he want to England on his one year, paid leave. The rent was rather reasonable. I mentioned the poet’s offer to James Kemdedy, and the next day he sent a check covering our entire rent for eight months. Throughout this painful experience , the kindness of strangers back my faith in humanity .It’s almost worth losing you wordy possessions to be reminded that people really when given had a channel. 56.The garage employee’s attitude toward the author was that of ___. A.unconcern B.sympathy C.doubt D.tolerance 57.What do we know about James Kemnedy? A.He was a written of an online magazine. B.He was a poet at the University of Florida C.He offered the author a new house free of charge. D.He learned about the author’s sufferings. 58.It can be inferred from the text that ___. A.the author’s family was in financial difficulty B.rents were comparatively reasonable despite the disaster C.houses were difficult to find in the hurricane0stricken area D.the mortgage on the ruined house was paid off by the bank 59.The author learned from his experience that ___. A.worldly possessions can be given up when necessary B.generosity should be encouraged in some cases C.people benefit from their sad stories D.human beings are kind after all. 答案 56.B 57.C 58.A 59.D Passage 29 (07·全国ⅡA 篇) Growing up in Philadelphia, Lieberman started cooking with his stay-at-home dad when he was seven. His food-loving family had two kitchens, and he quickly learned what was the best way to bake his cakes. Lieberman improved his kitchen skills greatly during a year abroad before college, learning from a cook in Italy and studying local specialties(地方特色菜)in Germany,

Spain and France. At Yale, he was known for throwing dinner parties, single-handedly frying and baking while mixing drinks for dozens of friends. Just for fun, he and some friends decided to tape a show named Campus Cuisine about his cooking. Lieberman was a real college student showing his classmates how to do things like make drinks out of dining-hall fruit. That helped the show become very popular among the students. They would stop Lieberman after classes to ask for his advice on cooking. Tapes of the show were passed around, with which his name went beyond the school and finally to the Food Network. Food Network producer Flay hopes the young cook will find a place on the network television. He says Lieberman’s charisma is key. “Food TV isn’t about food anymore,” says Flay. “It’s about your personality(个性)and finding a way to keep people’s eyeballs on your show.” But Lieberman isn’t putting all his eggs in one basket. After taping the first season of the new show, Lieberman was back in his own small kitchen preparing sandwiches. An airline company (航空公司)was looking for someone to come up with a tasteful, inexpensive and easy-to-make menu to serve on its flights, Lieberman got the job. 41.We can learn from the text that Lieberman’s family ____. A. have relatives in Europe B. love cooking at home C. often hold parties D. own a restaurant 42.The Food Network got to know Lieberman ____. A. at one of his parties B. from his teachers C. through his taped show D. on a television program 43.What does the word “charisma” underlined in the text refer to? A. A natural ability to attract others. B. A way to show one’s achievement. C. Lieberman’s after-class interest. D. Lieberman’s fine cooking skill. 44.Why did the airline company give Lieberman the job? A. He could prepare meals in a small kitchen. B. He was famous for his shows on Food TV. C. He was good at using eggs to make sandwiches. D. He could cook cheap, delicious and simple meals. 45.What can we learn about Lieberman from the text? A. He is clever but lonely. B. he is friendly and active. C. He enjoys traveling around. D. He often changes his menus. 答案 41. B 42.C 43.A 44.D 45.B Passage 30 (07·全国ⅡC 篇) Odland remembers like it was yesterday working in an expensive French restaurant in Denver. The ice cream he was serving fell onto the white dress of a rich and important woman. Thirty years have passed, but Odland can’t get the memory out of his mind, nor the woman’s kind reaction(反应). She was shocked, regained calmness and, in a kind voice, told the young Odland. “It’s OK. It wasn’t your fault.” When she left the restaurant, she also left the future Fortune 500 CEO(总裁)with a life lesson: You can tell a lot about a person by the way he or she treats the waiter.

Odland isn’t the only CEO to have made this discovery. Rather, it seems to be one of those few laws of the land that every CEO learns on the way up. It’s hard to get a dozen CEO’s to agree about anything, but most agree with the Waiter Rule. They say how others treat the CEO says nothing. But how others treat the waiter is like a window into the soul. Watch out for anyone who pulls out the power card to say something like, “I could but this place and fire you,” or “I know the owner and I could have you fired.” Those who say such things have shown more about their character(人品)than about their wealth and power. The CEO who came up with it, or at least first wrote it down, is Raytheon CEO Bill Swanson. He wrote a best-selling book called Swanson’s Unwritten Rules of Management. “A person who is nice to you but rude to the waiter, or to others, is not a nice person,” Swanson says. “I will never offer a job to the person who is sweet to the boss but turns rude to someone cleaning the tables.” 49.What happened after Odland dropped the ice cream onto the woman’s dress? A. He was fired. B. He was blamed. C. The woman comforted him. D. The woman left the restaurant at once. 50.Odland leaned one of his life lessons from ____. A. his experience as a waiter. B. the advice given by the CEOs C. an article in Fortune D. an interesting best-selling book 51.According to the text, most CEOs have the same opinion about ____. A. Fortune 500 companies B. the Management Rules C. Swanson’s book D. the Waiter Rule 52.From the text we can learn that ____. A. one should be nicer to important people B. CEOs often show their power before others C. one should respect others no matter who they are D. CEOs often have meals in expensive restaurants 答案 49.C 50.A 51.D 52.C Passage 31 (07·北京 C 篇) Lying in the sun on a rock,the cougar(美洲豹)saw Jeb and his son,Tom before they saw it.Jeb put his bag down quickly and pulled his jacket open with both hands,making himself look big to the cougar,It worked.The cougar hesitated,ready to attack Jeb,but ready to forget the whole thing,too. Jeb let go of his kacked,grasped Tom and held him across his body,making a cross.Now the cougar’s enemy looked even bigger,and it rose up,ready to move away,but unfortunately Tom got scared and struggled free of Jeb. “Tom,no”shouted his father. But Tom brokd and ran and that’s the last thing you do with a cougar.The second Tom broke free,Jeb threw himself on the cougar,just as it jumped from the rock.They hit each other in mid-air and both fell,The cougar was on Jeb in a flash,fotgeiting about Tomm,which was what Jeb wanted.

Cougars are not as big as most people think and a determined manstands a chance,even with just his fists.As the cougar’s claws(爪子)got into his left shoulder,Jeb swung his fist at its eyes and hit hard.The animal howled(吼叫)and put its head back.Jeb followed up with his other fist.Then out of the corner of his eye.Jeb saw Tom.The boy was running back to help his father. “Knife,Tom,”shouted Jeb. The boy ran to his father’s bag,while Jeb strated shouting as well as hitting,to keep the cougar’s attention away from Tom.Tom got the knife and ran over to Jeb.The cougar was moving its head in and out,trying to find a way through the wall Jeb was making out of his arms.Tom swung with the knife,into the cougar’s back.It howled horribly and ran off into the mountains. The whole fight had taken about thirty seconds. 63.Why did Jeb pull his jacket open when he saw the cougar? A. To get ready to fight B. To frighten it away C. To protect the boy D. To cool down 64.What do we know about cougars? A. They are afraid of noises B. They hesitate before they hit C. They are bigger than we think D. They like to attack running people 65.How didi Jeb try to hold the cougar’s attention? A. By keeping shouting and hitting B. By makding a wall out of his arms C. By throwing himself on the cougar D. By swinging his fists at the cougar’s eyes 66.Which of the following happened first? A. The cougar jumped from the rock B. Tom struggled free of his father C. Jeb asked Tom to get the knife D. Jeb held Tom across his body 答案 63.B 64.D 65.A 66.D Passage 32 (07·江苏 E 篇) Some people bring out the best in you in a way that you might never have fully realized on your own. My mom was one of those people. My father died when I was nine months old, making my mom a single mother at the age of eighteen. While I was growing up, we lived a very hard life. We had little money, but my mom gave me a lot of love. Each night, she sat me on her lap and spoke the words that would change my life, “Kemmons, you are certain to be a great man and you can do anything in life if you work hard enough to get it.” At fourteen, I was hit by a car and the doctors said I would never walk again. Every day, my

mother spoke to me in her gentle, loving voice, telling me that no matter what those doctors said, I could walk again if I wanted to badly enough. She drove that message so deep into my heart that I finally believed her. A year later, I returned to school — walking on my own! When the Great Depression (大萧条) hit, my mom lost her job. Then I left school to support the both of us. At that moment, I was determined never to be poor again. Over the years, I experienced various levels of business success. But the real turning point occurred on a vacation I took with my wife and five kids in 1951. I was dissatisfied with the second-class hotels available for families and was angry that they charged an extra $2 for each child. That was too expensive for the average American family. I told my wife that I was going to open a motel (汽车旅馆) for families that would never charge extra for children. There were plenty of doubters at that time. Not surprisingly, mom was one of my strongest supporters. She worked behind the desk and even designed the room style. As in any business, we experienced a lot of challenges. But with my mother’s words deeply rooted in my soul, I never doubted we would succeed. Fifteen years later, we had the largest hotel system in the world — Holiday Inn. In 1979 my company had 1,759 inns in more than fifty countries with an income of $ 1 billion a year. You may not have started out life in the best situation. But if you can find a task in life worth working for and believe in yourself, nothing can stop you. 71. What Kemmons’ mom often told him during his childhood was ______. A. caring B. moving C. encouraging D. interesting 72. According to the author, who played the most important role in making him walk back to school again? A. Doctors. B. Nurses. C. Friends. D. Mom. 73. What caused Kemmons to start a motel by himself? A. His terrible experience in the hotel. B. His previous business success of various levels. C. His mom’s support. D. His wife’s suggestion. 74. Which of the following best describes Kemmons’ mother? A. Modest, helpful, and hard-working. B. Loving, supportive and strong-willed. C. Careful, helpful and beautiful. D. Strict, sensitive and supportive. 75. Which of the following led to Kemmons’ success according to the passage? A. Self-confidence, hard work, higher education and a poor family. B. Mom’s encouragement, clear goals, self-confidence and hard work. C. Clear goals, mom’s encouragement, a poor family and higher education. D. Mom’s encouragement, a poor family, higher education and opportunities. 答案 71.C 72.D 73.A 74.B 75.B Passage 33 (07·重庆 A 篇)

The very wealthy English Baron Fitzgerald had only one child, a son, who understandably was the apple of his eye. His wife died when the child was in his early teens. So Fitzgerald devoted himself to fathering the kid. Unfortunately the son died in his late teens. Meanwhile, Fitzgerald's wealth greatly increased. He spent a lot on art works of the masters. Later Fitzgerald himself became seriously ill. Before his death, he had carefully prepared his will as to how his wealth would be settled-to sell his entire collection at an auction(拍卖). Because of the large quantity and high quality of his collection, a huge crowd of possible buyers gathered for the auction. Many of them were museum directors and private collectors eager to bid(出价). Before the auction, the art works were shown, among which was a painting of Fitzgerald's son by an unknown artist. Because of its poor quality, it received little attention. When it was time for the auction, the auctioneer gaveled(敲槌)the crowd to attention. First the lawyer read from Fitzgerald's will that the first art work to be auctioned was the painting of his son. The poor-quality painting didn't receive any bidders. . . except one-the old servant who had served the son and loved him, and who for emotional reasons offered the only bid. As soon as the servant bought the painting for less than one English pound, the auctioneer stopped the bidding and asked the lawyer to read again from the will. The crowd became quiet, and the lawyer read from the will: “Whoever buys the painting of my son gets all my collection. ”Then the auction was over. 56. The English Baron Fitzgerald was __________. A. a museum director B. a master of art C. an art collector D. an art dealer 57. Why did the old servant bid for the painting of Fitzgerald's son? A. He was devoted to the family. B. He saw that no one bid for it. C. He knew the content of the will. D. He found it cheap for him to buy. 58. Fitzgerald's will showed __________. A. his desire to fool the bidders B. his invaluable love for his son C. his sadness at the death of his son D. his regret of having no children to take over his wealth 答案 56.C 57.A 58.B Passage 34 (07·辽宁 D 篇) All her life, my mother wanted busy children. It was very important that her house should remain at all times clean and tidy. You could turn your hack for a moment in my mother’ s house, leave a half-written letter on the dining room table, a magazine open on the chair, and turn around to find that my mother had put it back where it belonged,” as she explained. My wife, on one of her first visits to my mother’ s house, placed a packet of biscuits on an end table and went to the kitchen to fetch a drink. When she returned, she found the packet had been removed. Confused (疑惑的), she set down her drink and went back to the kitchen for

more biscuits, only to return to find that her drink had disappeared. Up to then she had guessed that everyone in my family held onto their drinks, so as not to make water rings on the end tables. Now she knows better. These disappearances had a confusing effect on our family. We were all inclined to(有```的 倾向)forgetfulness. And it was common for one of us, upon returning from the bathroom, to find that every sigh of his work in progress had disappeared suddenly. “Do you remember what I was doing was a question frequently asked, but rarely answered. Now my sister has developed a second-hand love of clean windows, and my brother does the cleaning in his house, perhaps to avoid having to be the one to hit his feet. I try not to think about it too much, but I have at this later time started to dust the furniture once a week 68. Which of the following is TRUE about my mother? A. She enjoyed removing others drinks. B. She became more and more forgetful. C. She preferred to do everything by herself. D. She wanted to keep her house in good order. 69. Sly wife could not find her biscuits and drink in my mother’ a house because A. she had already finished them B. my mother had taken them away C. she forgot where she had left them D. someone in my family was holding them 70. The underlined part in the fifth paragraph suggests that my sister _______ A. is happy to clean windows B. loves to dean used windows C. is fond of clean used windows D. likes clean windows as my mother did 71. This passage mainly tells us that _______ A. my mother often made us confused B. my family members had a poor memory C. my mother helped us to form a good habit D. my wife was surprised when she visited my mother. 答案 68.D 69.B 70.D 71.C Passage 35 (07·浙江 E 篇) I began working in journalism(新闻工作)when I was eight. It was my mother’s idea. She wanted me to “make something” of myself, and decided I had better start young if I was to have any chance of keeping up with the competition. With my load of magazines I headed toward Belleville Avenue. The crowds were there. There were two gas stations on the corner of Belleville and Union. For several hours I made myself highly visible, making sure everyone could see me and the heavy black letters on the bag that said THE SATURDAY EVENING POST. When it was suppertime, I walked back home. “ How many did you sell, my boy?” my mother asked.

“ None.” “ Where did you go?” “ The corner of Belleville and Union Avenues.” “ What did you do?” “ Stood on the corner waiting for somebody to buy a Saturday Evening Post.” “ You just stood there?” “ Didn’t sell a single one.” “ My God, Russell!” Uncle Allen put in, “ Well, I’ve decided to take the Post.” I handed him a copy and he paid me a nickle(五分镍币). It was the first nickle I earned. Afterwards my mother taught me how to be a salesman. I would have to ring doorbells, address adults with self-confidence(自信), and persuade them by saying that no one, no matter how poor, could afford to be without the Saturday Evening Post in the home. One day, I told my mother I’d changed my mind. I didn’t want to make a success in the magazine business. “ If you think you can change your mind like this,” she replied, “ you’ll become a good-for-nothing.” She insisted that, as soon as school was over, I should start ringing doorbells, selling magazines. Whenever I said no, she would scold me. My mother and I had fought this battle almost as long as I could remember. My mother, dissatisfied with my father’s plain workman’s life, determined that I would not grow up like him and his people. But never did she expect that, forty years later, such a successful journalist as me would go back to her husband’s people for true life and love. 56. Why did the boy start his job young? A. He wanted to be famous in the future. B. The job was quite easy for him. C. His mother had high hopes for him. D. The competiton for the job was fierce. 57. From the dialogue between the boy and his mother, we learn that the mother was _______. A. excited B. interested C. ashamed D. disappointed 58. What did the mother do when the boy wanted to give up? A. She forced him to continue. B. She punished him. C. She gave him some money. D. She changed her plan. 59. What does the underlined phrase “this battle”(last paragraph) refer to? A. The war between the boy’s parents. B. The arguing between the boy and his mother. C. The quarrel between the boy and his customers. D. The fight between the boy and his father. 60. What is the text mainly about? A. The early life of a journalist. B. The early success of a journalist. C. The happy childhood of the writer.

D. The important role of the writer in his family. 答案 56.C 57.D 58.A 59.B 60.A Passage 36 (07·湖北 A 篇) Karen,grown up in a very traditional family in the western United States,maintained high moral(道德的) standars throughout her youth..In 1984,at the age of 23,she married Bill.They were blessed with two children,a boy and a girl. By 1991 their love had deepened,and they were happy.Later that year,Bill developed a white spot on his tongue.He visited a doctor. One day shortly after that,Bill called Karen to sit beside him.He said with tears in his eyes that he loved her and wanted to live forever with her.The doctor suspected that he had been infected with HIV,the virus that leads to AIDS. The family was tested.Bill and Karen’s results were positive.Bill had become infected before he met Katen;then he passed the virns on to Karen.The children’s results were negative.Within three years,Bill was dead.“I don’t know how to express what it is like to watch the once handsome man you love and intend to live with forever dying slowly.I cried many nights.He died three months short of ten years of our marriage,”says Karen.Though a doctor told Karen that she would soon follow her husband into death,she is still alive.The infection has progressed to the early stages of AIDS. Karen is but one of about 30 million people now living with HIV/AIDS,a figure larger than the combined populations of Australia.Ireland and Paraguay.According to one UN report,Africa has 21 million of these victims.By the turn of the century that number could reach 40 million and the disease will bring on the greatest disaster in human history.Of the wold’s sexually active adults aged 15 to 49,1 in 100 has already been infected with HIV.Of these,only 1 in 10 realizes that he or she is infected.In some parts of Africa,25 percent of the adults are infected. Since the beginning of the spread of AIDS in 1981,about 11.7 million people have died of it.It is roughly calculated that in 1997 alone,about 2,3 million people died of it.Nevertheless,there are fresh reasons for optimism in the battle against AIDS.During the past few years,there has been a drop in new AIDS cases in wealthy nations.In addition,promising drugs hold out hope of better health and longer life. 61.By telling the story of Karen,the author intends to . A.were people against high risk behaviors B.stress the importance of medical tests C.express sympathy for AIDS victims D.show the consequences of AIDS 62.The underlined part in Paragraph 1 most probably means “ ”. A.were lucky in having B.were asked to adopt C.regretted having D.gave birth to 63.Bill was suspected of being infected with HIV after . A.he got married to Karen B.the family members were tested

C.Karen persuaded him to see the doctor D.he found something wrong with his tongue 64.It can be concluded from the passage that . A.promising drugs will soon stop AIDS B.the spread of AIDS could be controlled C.it is hopeless to win the battle against AIDS D.the death rate of AIDS patients has been reduced 答案 61.D 62.A 63.D 64.B Passage 37 (07·江西 A 篇) I first went to Harrow in the summer term. The school had the biggest swimming pool I had ever seen. It was a good joke to come up behind a naked boy, and push him into the pool. I made quite a habit of this with boys of my own size or less. One day I saw a boy wrapped in a towel on the side of the pool. He was no bigger than I was, so I thought him a fair game. Coming secretly behind,I pushed him in, holding on to his towel so that it would not get wet, I was surprised to see an angry face come out from the water, and a being of great strength masking its way by face strokes (猛力地划)to the shore. I fled, but in vain. He overtok me, seized me violently, and threw me into the deepest part of ther pool. I soon climbed out on the other side, and found myself surrounded by a crowd of younger boys. “Do you know what you have done?”they said,“It’s Amery; he is in Grade Six. He is champion at gym,he has got his football honor.” I was frightened and felt ashamed. How could I tell his position when be was wrapped in a bath towel and so small.”He didn’t seem pleased at all, so I added in a most brilliant word, “My father, who is a great man, is also small.”At this be laughed, and after some general words about my rude behavior and how I had better be careful in the future, signified the incident was closed. 56.The writer thought Amery“a fair game”because the boy . A.looked like an animal B.was fond of games C.was of similar size D.was good at sports 57.The writer felt“ashamed” because . A.he was laughted at by other boys B.Amery turned out to be in the same grade C.he pushed Amery hard and hurt him D.he played a joke on an outstanding athlete 58.By saying “My father, who is a great man, is also small”, the write . A.tried to please Amery B.challenged Amery C.threatened Amery D.admired his father 59.Which of the following is TRUE? A.The writer could run faster than Amery. B.The writer liked playing on boys of all sizes. C.Amery was a student in Grade Four.

D.Amery forgave the writer for his rude behavior. 答案 56.C 57.D 58.A 59.D Passage 38 (07·四川 B 篇) Jim suffered heart problems. In conversation he expressed little joy and it seemed that his life was drawing to a close. When his heart problems led to operation, Jim went through it successfully, and a full recovery was expected. Within days, however, his heart was not beating properly. Jim was rushed back to operation, but nothing was found to explain the cause of his illness. He died on the operating th table on the day before his 48 birthday. Dr. Bruce Smoller, a psychologist (心理学家), had had many conversations with him, and the more he learned, the stranger he realized Jim's case was. When Jim was a child, his father, a teacher, suffered a heart attack and stayed home to recover. One morning Jim asked his father to look over his homework, promising to come home from school at noon to pick it up. His father agreed, but when Jim returned his father had died. Jim's father was 48. "I think all his life Jim believed he killed his father," Dr. Smoller says. "He felt that if he had not asked him to look at his homework, his father would have lived. Jim had been troubled by the idea. The operation was the trial (判决) he had expected for forty years. " Smoller believes that Jim willed himself not to live to the age of 48. Jim's case shows the powerful role that attitude (态度) plays in physical health, and that childhood experiences produce far-reaching effect on the health of grown-ups. Although most cases are less direct than Jim's, studies show that childhood events, besides genes, may well cause such midlife diseases as cancer, heart disease and mental illness. 59. Jim was sent back to operation because ________. A. his heart didn't work well B. he expected a full recovery C. his life was drawing to a close D. the first one wasn't well performed 60. What made Dr. Smoller feel strange about Jim's case? A. Jim died at a young age. B. Jim died on the operating table. C. Both Jim and his father died of the same disease. D. Jim's death is closely connected with his father's. 61. From Smoller's words, we can infer that ________. A. Jim's father cared little about his study B. Smoller agreed that Jim did kill his father C. Jim thought he would be punished some day D. Smoller believed Jim wouldn't live to the age of 48 答案 59.A 60.D 61.C Passage 39 (07·四川 E 篇) I entered high school having read hundreds of books. But I was not a good reader. Merely bookish, I lacked a point of view when I read. Rather, I read in order to get a point of view.

I searched books for good expressions and sayings, pieces of information, ideas, themes—anything to enrich my thought and make me feel educated. When one of my teachers suggested to his sleepy tenth-grade English class that a person could not have a "complicated (复杂的) idea" until he had read at least two thousand books, I heard the words without recognizing either its irony (嘲讽) or its very complicated truth. I merely determined to make a list of all the books I had ever read. Strict with myself, I included only once a title I might have read several times. ( How, after all, could one read a book more than once?) And I included only those books over a hundred pages in length. ( Could anything shorter be a book?) There was yet another high school list I made. One day I came across a newspaper article about an English professor at a nearby state college. The article had a list of the "hundred most important books of Western Civilization. " "More than anything else in my life," the professor told the reporter with finality , " these books have made me all that I am . " That was the kind of words I couldn’t ignore (忽视). I kept the list for the several months it took me to read all of the titles. Most books, of course, I hardly understood. While reading Plato's The Republic, for example, I needed to keep looking at the introduction of the book to remind myself what the text was about. However, with the special patience and superstition (迷信) of a schoolboy, I looked at every word of the text. And by me time I reached the last word, pleased, I persuaded myself that I had read The Republic, and seriously crossed Plato off my list. 71. On heating the teacher's suggestion of reading, the writer thought________. A. one must read as many books as possible B. a student should not have a complicated idea C. it was impossible for one to read two thousand books D. students ought to make a list of the books they had read 72. While at high school, the writer________. A. had plans for reading B. learned to educate himself C. only read books over 100 pages D. read only one book several times 73. The underlined phrase "with finality" probably means A. firmly B. clearly C. proudly D. pleasantly 74. The writer's purpose in mentioning The Republic is to________. A. explain why it was included in the list B. describe why he seriously crossed it off the list C. show that he read the books blindly though they were hard to understand D. prove that he understood most of it because he had looked at every word 75. The writer provides two book lists to ________. A. show how he developed his point of view B. tell his reading experience at high school C. introduce the two persons' reading methods D. explain that he read many books at high school 答案 71.A 72.A 73.A 74.C 75.B 59.The underlined words “my new friend” in the last paragraph refer to . A.the author’s son B.the author’s father

C.the friend of the author’s father D.the café owner 答案 56.D 57.A 58.C 59.B Passage 17 (08·江苏 D 篇) It had been some time since Jack had seen the old man. College, career, and life itself got in the way. In fact, Jack moved clear across the country in pursuit of his dreams. There,I n the rush of his busy life, Jack had little time to think about the past and often no time to spend with his wife and son. He was working on his future, and nothing could stop him. Over the phone, his mother told him,“Mr. Belser died last night. The funeral is Wednesday.” Memories flashed through his mind like an old newsreel as he sat quietly remembering his childhood days. “Jack, did you hear me?” “Oh, sorry, Mom. Yes, I heard you. It’s been so long since I thought of him. I’m sorry, but I honestly thought he died years ago,”Jack said. “Well, he didn’t forget you. Every time I saw him he’d ask how you were doing. He’d reminisce(回忆) about the many days you spent over ‘his side of the fence’ as he put it,”Mom told him. “I loved that old house he lived in,”Jack said. “You know, Jack,after your father died, Mr.Belser stepped in to make sure you had a man’ s influence in your life,”she said. “He’s the one who taught me carpentry. I wouldn’t be in this business if it weren’t for him.He spent a lot of time teaching me things he thought were important...Mom, I’ll be there for the funeral,”Jack said. Busy as he was,he kept his word.Jack caught the next flight to his hometown.Mr.Belser’s funeral was small and uneventful.He had no children of his own,and most of his relatives had passed away. The night before he had to return home,Jack and his Mom stopped by to see the old house next door one more time,which was exactly as he remembered.Every step held memories.Every picture,every piece of furniture...Jack stopped suddenly. “What’s wrong,Jack?”his Mom asked. “The box is gone,”he said. “What box?”Mom asked. “There was a small gold box that he kept locked on top of his desk.I must have asked him a thousand times what was inside.All he’d ever tell me was ‘the thing I value most’,”Jack said. It was gone.Everything about the house was exactly how Jack remembered it,except for the box.He figured someone from the Belser family had taken it. “Now I’ll never know what was so valuable to him,”Jack said sadly. Returning to his office the next day,he found a package on his desk.The return address caught his attention. “Mr.Harold Belser”it read.

Jack tore open the package.There inside was the gold box and an envelope. Jack’s hands shook as he read the note inside. “Upon my death,please forward this box and its contents to Jack Bennett. It’s the thing I valued most in my life.”A small key was taped to the letter.His heart racing,and tears filling his eyes,Jack carefully unlocked the box.There inside he found a beautiful gold pocket watch.Running his fingers slowly over the fine cover,he opened it. Inside he found these words carved:“Jack,thanks for your time!Harold Belser.” “Oh,my God! This is the thing he valued most...” Jack held the watch for a few minutes,then called his assistant and cleared his appointments for the next two days.“Why?”his assistant asked. “I need some time to spend with my son,” he said. 66.Why did Jack think Mr.Belser died years ago? A.College and career prevented him from remembering Mr.Belser. B.Jack was too busy with his business and family to think about Mr.Belser. C.Jack was too busy realizing his dreams to think about Mr.Belser. D.His present busy life washed away his childhood memories. 67.Jack’s mother told him on the phone about Mr.Belser EXCEPT that . A.Mr.Belser often asked how Jack was doing B.Mr.Belser’s funeral would take place on Wednesday C.Mr.Belser had asked for Jack’s mailing address D.Mr.Belser had pleasant memories of their time together 68.Why did Belser send Jack his gold watch? A.Because he was grateful for Jack’s time with him. B.Because he had no children or relatives. C.Because he thought he had to keep his word. D.Because Jack had always wanted it during his childhood. 69.Why did Jack say he needed some time to spend with his son? A.He was very tired of his work and wanted to have a good rest. B.He had promised to spare more time to stay with his son. C.He had missed his son and his family for days. D.He came to realize the importance of the time with his family. 70.Which of the following is the most suitable title for this passage? A.The Good Old Times B.What He Valued Most C.An Old Gold Watch D.The Lost Childhood Days 答案 66.C 67.C 68.A 69.D 70.B

Passage 18 (08·北京 A 篇)

Twenty years ago, I drove a taxi for a living. One night I went to pick up a passenger at 2:30 AM. When I arrived to collect, I found the building was dark except for a single light in a ground floor window. I walked to the door and knocked. “Just a minute,” answered a weak, elderly voice. After a long pause, the door opened. A small woman in her eighties stood before me. By her side was a small suitcase. I took the suitcase to the car, and then returned to help the woman. She took my arm and we walked slowly toward the car. She kept thanking me for my kindness. “It’s nothing,” I told her. “I just try to treat my passengers the way I would want my mother treated.” “Oh, you’re such a good man,”she said. When we got into the taxi, she gave me an address, and then asked, “Could you drive through downtown?” “It’s not the shortest way,” I answered quickly. “Oh, I’m in no hurry,” she said. “I’m on my way to a hospice(临终医院). I don’t have any family left. The doctor says I don’t have very long.” I quietly reached over and shut off the meter(计价器). For the next two hours, we drove through the city. She showed me the building where she had once worked, the neighborhood where she had lived, and the furniture shop that had once been a ballroom where she had gone dancing as a girl. Sometimes she’d ask me to slow down in front of a particular building and would sit staring into the darkness, saying nothing. At dawn, she suddenly said,“I’m tired. Let’s go now.” We drove in silence to the address she had given me. “How much do I owe you?” she asked. “Nothing,” I said. “You have to make a living,” she answered. “Oh, there are other passengers,” I answered. Almost without thinking, I bent and gave her a hug. She held onto me tightly. Our hug ended with her remark, “You gave an old woman a little moment of joy.” 56. The old woman chose to ride through the city in order to ______. A. show she was familiar with the city B. see some places for the last time C. let the driver earn more money D. reach the destination on time 57. The taxi driver did not charge the old woman because he ______. A. wanted to do her a favor B. shut off the meter by mistake C. had received her payment in advance D. was in a hurry to take other passengers 58. What can we learn from the story? A. Giving is always a pleasure. B. People should respect each other. C. An act of kindness can bring people great joy. D. People should learn to appreciate others’ concern.

答案 56.B 57.A 58.C Passage 19 (08·湖北 A 篇) Margaret, married with two small children, has been working for the last seven years as a night cleaner, cleaning offices in a big building. She trained as a nurse, but had to give it up when her elder child became seriously ill.“I would have liked to go back to it, but the shifts(工作班次) are all wrong for me, as I have to be home to get the children up and off to school.” So she works as a cleaner instead, from 9 p.m.till 6 a.m.five nights a week for just £90, before tax and insurance.“It’s better than it was last year, but I still think that people who work ‘unsocial hours’ should get a bit extra.” The hours she’ s chosen to work mean that she sees plenty of the children, but very little of her husband.However, she doesn’t think that puts any pressure on their relationship. Her work isn’t physically very hard, but it’s not exactly pleasant, either.“I do get angry with people who leave their offices like a place for raising pigs.If they realized people like me have to do it, perhaps they’d be a bit more careful.” The fact that she’ s working all night doesn’ t worry Margaret at all.Unlike some dark buildings at night, the building where she works is fully lit, and the women work in groups of three.“Since I’ve got to be here, I try to enjoy myself—and I usually do, because of the other girls.We all have a good laugh, so the time never drags.” Another challenge Margaret has to face is the reaction of other people when she tells them what she does for a living.“They think you’re a cleaner because you don’t know how to read and write,” said Margaret.“I used to think what my parents would say if they knew what I’ d been doing, but I don’t think that way any more.I don’t dislike the work though I can’t say I’m mad about it.” 61.Margaret quit her job as a nurse because _______. A.she wanted to earn more money to support her family B.she had suffered a lot of mental pressure C.she needed the right time to look after her children D.she felt tired of taking care of patients 62.Margaret gets angry with people who work in the office because _______. A.they never clean their offices B.they look down upon cleaners C.they never do their work carefully D.they always make a mess in their offices 63.When at work, Margaret feels _______. A.light-hearted because of her fellow workers B.happy because the building is fully lit C.tired because of the heavy workload D.bored because time passes slowly 64.The underlined part in the last paragraph implies that Margaret’s parents would _______. A.help care for her children B.regret what they had said C.show sympathy for her D.feel disappointed in her

答案 61.C 62.D 63.A 64.D Passage 19 (08·湖北 B 篇) 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 of 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 this 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 I put a Smartie into her mouth. Kathy opened her mouth, expecting a Smartie 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. 65.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 66.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 67.According to the passage, the underlined word “bullying” is closest in meaning to“_______”. A.helping B.punishing C.hurting D.protecting 68.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 答案 65.B 66.D 67.C 68.B Passage 20 (08·湖北 C 篇) One August afternoon, Richard Allen dropped off his last passenger, Mrs.Carey.Lifting two grocery bags, he followed her across the yard and stood on the step of her house.Glancing up, he saw a large wasp’s(黄蜂) nest under the roof.Allen had heard that wasps can become more likely to sting (sting, sting, stung 蜇) in summer.He mentioned this to Mrs.Carey, who had opened the door. “Oh, they don’t bother me,” she said lightly.“I go in and out all the time.” Anxiously, Allen looked at the nest again — to see the wasps flying straight at him.“Hurry!” he shouted to Mrs.Carey.“Get in!” She stepped quickly inside.Allen ran for his minibus.Too late; they were upon him.Just as he jumped aboard, half a dozen red spots showed on his arms, and he felt more on his back and shoulders. As he was driving down the road, Allen felt as if something was burning at the back of his neck, and the “fire” was spreading forward toward his face.An immediate anxiety took hold of him.Allen knew that stings could cause some persons to die.But he had been stung the previous summer and the after-effects soon passed.However, what he didn’t know was that the first sting had turned his body into a time bomb waiting for the next to set off an explosion. Miles from the nearest medical assistance, Allen began to feel his tongue thick and heavy and his heartbeat louder.Most frightening, he felt his breathing more and more difficult.He reached for the radio mike(话筒), trying to call the minibus center, but his words were hardly understandable.Signals were also poor that far out.He knew a rescue team was on 24-hour duty at the Amherst Fire Department’s north station.So his best chance was to make a run for it. Rushing down the mountain, Allen tried not to panic, focusing his mind on each sharp turn.He was almost through the last of them when he felt sure he was going into shock(休克).Just then he reached for the radio mike again. “Call fire station,” he shouted, concentrating to form the words.“Emergency.Bee sting.Emergency.There in ten minutes.” “Five-ten,” the center replied. Hold on, Allen thought.Keep your eyes open.Breathe.Keep awake. At last he reached the station.Two firemen ran out.Allen felt their hands grasp him before he hit the ground.You made it, he thought. 69.It is mentioned in the passage that wasps are more likely to attack when _______. A.there are huge noises B.strangers are approaching C.the air is filled with food smell D.the hottest season comes around 70.Allen didn’t know that if stung by wasps again, he would _______. A.have no after-effects B.suffer from sharper pain C.surely lose his life D.become more sensitive

71.Allen failed at his first attempt to send his message to the minibus center because _______. A.he was unable to speak clearly B.his radio equipment was poor C.he was in a state of shock D.no one was on duty 72.Which would be the best title for the passage? A.Allen, A Helpless Driver B.Wasps, Bloody Killers C.A Race Against Death D.War Against Wasps 答案 69.D 70.C 71.A 72.C

Passage 21 (08·陕西 A 篇) They say there are three ways to experience the Grand Canyon:on foot, on mules(骡子) or by air. We chose the first. Up early, my husband and I and our three children couldn’t wait to get started. We decided to walk along a lovely path named Bright Angel Trail. As we set out, I was shocked at how narrow the path was. And I couldn’t help noticing that the other tourists weren’t like us. They had heavy backpacks, water bottles, and hats. But as usual we were dressed.As the sun rose higher, Arizona’s famous heat seemed to roast(烘烤)us. There was no shade and our legs were aching. We decided to go back, with the girl on my back and the boys far behind. By the time we finally got back,our legs were like jelly. The next day, after we’d had a long rest and a good breakfast, we were ready for another view of the Canyon—by air. After our last walk, this would be the easiest thing in the world. We called to each other excitedly as the plane took off and circled around the Canyon. But the smiles on our faces disappeared as the pilot tossed(翻转) the plane around, pretending he was going to hit the ground. I shouted, “STOP, TAKE US BACK!” When we finally arrived back on land, once again our legs were like jelly. We hardly spoke as we drove back. As I said, there are three ways to view the Grand Canyon. We never tried the mules, but personally I’d suggest a fourth: buy yourself a good magazine like National Geographic. That way, you can see the Canyon, without fear or tiredness. 41. Which of the following is TRUE according to the second paragraph? A. They made a careful preparation before the trip. B. The children were more joyful than their parents. C. Bright Angel Trail was not as lovely as they expected. D. The summer heat prevented them from enjoying the view. 42. The underlined expression “our legs were like jelly” probably means . A. we were weak B. we were unhappy C. we were dissatisfied D. we were disappointed 43. Which of the following best describes their Canyon trip by air? A. It proved to be frightening. B. It was more comfortable. C. It turned out to be exciting. D. It made each of them tired. 44. We can infer from the passage that . A. experiencing the Canyon on mules would be the best way

needs to dress less when visiting the Grand Canyon writer was not serious when she made the suggestion whole family narrowly escaped from the air accident 41.C 42.A 43.A 44.C Passage 22 (08·天津 E 篇) As kids, my friends and I spent a lot of time out in the woods. “The woods” was our part-time address, destination, purpose, and excuse. If I went to a friend’s house and found him not at home, his mother might say, “Oh, he’s out in the woods, ” with a tone(语气) of airy acceptance. It’s similar to the tone people sometimes use nowadays to tell me that someone I’m looking for is on the golf course or at the gym, or even “away from his desk.” For us ten-year-olds, “being out in the woods” was just an excuse to do whatever we feel like for a while. We sometimes told ourselves that what we were doing in the woods was exploring( 探索 ). Exploring was a more popular idea back then than it is today. History seemed to be mostly about explorers. Our explorations, though, seemed to have less system than the historic kind: something usually came up along the way. Say we stayed in the woods, throwing rocks, shooting frogs, picking blackberries, digging in what we were briefly persuaded was an Indian burial mound. Often we got “lost” and had to climb a tree to find out where we were. If you read a story in which someone does that successfully, be skeptical: the topmost branches are usually too skinny to hold weight, and we could never climb high enough to see anything except other trees. There were four or five trees that we visited regularly—tall beeches, easy to climb and comfortable to sit in. It was in a tree, too, that our days of fooling around in the woods came to an end. By then some of us had reached seventh grade and had begun the rough ride of adolescence(青春期). In March, the month when we usually took to the woods again after winter, two friends and I set out to go exploring. We climbed a tree, and all of a sudden it occurred to all three of us at the same time that we really were rather big to be up in a tree. Soon there would be the spring dances on Friday evenings in the high school cafeteria. 52. The author and his friends were often out in the woods to _______. A. spend their free time B. play golf and other sports C. avoid doing their schoolwork D. keep away from their parents 53. What can we infer from Paragraph 2? A. The activities in the woods were well planned. B. Human history is not the result of exploration. C. Exploration should be a systematic activity. D. The author explored in the woods aimlessly. 54. The underlined word “skeptical” in Paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to ______. A. calm B. doubtful C. serious D. optimistic 55. How does the author feel about his childhood? A. Happy but short. B. Lonely but memorable. C. Boring and meaningless. D. Long and unforgettable.

B. one C. the D. the 答案

答案 52.A 53.D 54.B 55.A Passage 23 (08·浙江 D 篇) For a while, my neighborhood was taken over by an army of joggers(慢跑者). They were there all the time: early morning, noon, and evening. There were little old ladies in gray sweats, young couples in Adidas shoes, middle-aged men with red faces. “Come on!” My friend Alex encouraged me to join him as he jogged by my house every evening. “You’ll feel great.” Well, I had nothing against feeling great and if Alex could jog every day, anyone could. So I took up jogging seriously and gave it a good two months of my life, and not a day more. Based on my experience, jogging is the most overvalued form of exercise around, and judging from the number of the people who left our neighborhood jogging army, I’m not alone in my opinion. First of all, jogging is very hard on the body. Your legs and feet take a real pounding(重 击)running down a road for two or three miles. I developed foot, leg, and back problems. Then I read about a nationally famous jogger who died of a heart attack while jogging, and I had something else to worry about. Jogging doesn’t kill hundreds of people, but if you have any physical weaknesses, jogging will surely bring them out, as they did with me. Secondly, I got no enjoyment out of jogging. Putting one foot in front of the other for forty-five minutes isn’t my idea of fun. Jogging is also a lonely pastime. Some joggers say, “I love being out there with just my thoughts.” Well, my thoughts began to bore me, and most of them were on how much my legs hurt. And how could I enjoy something that brought me pain? And that wasn’t just the first week;it was practically every day for two months. I never got past the pain level, and pain isn’t fun. What a cruel way to do it! So many other exercises, including walking, lead to almost the same results painlessly, so why jog? I don’t jog any more, and I don’t think I ever will. I’m walking two miles three times a week at a fast pace, and that feels good. I bicycle to work when the weather is good. I’m getting exercise, and I’m enjoying it at the same time. I could never say the same for jogging, and I’ve found a lot of better ways to stay in shape. 52. From the first paragraph, we learn that in the writer’s neighborhood ______. A. jogging became very popular B. people jogged only during the daytime C. Alex organized an army of joggers D. jogging provided a chance to get together 53. The underlined word “them”(Paragraph 3) most probably refers to _____. A. heart attacks B. back problems C. famous joggers D. physical weaknesses 54. What was the writer’s attitude towards jogging in the beginning? A. He felt it was worth a try. B. He was very fond of it. C. He was strongly against it. D. He thought it must be painful. 55. Why did the writer give up jogging two months later? A. He disliked doing exercise outside.

B. He found it neither healthy nor interesting. C. He was afraid of having a heart attack. D. He was worried about being left alone. 56. From the writer’s experience, we can conclude that______. A. not everyone enjoys jogging B. he is the only person who hates jogging C. nothing other than jogging can help people keep fit D. jogging makes people feel greater than any other sport 答案 53.D 54.A 55.B 56.A Passage 24 (08·全国ⅡA 篇) There was a story many years ago of a school teacher—Mrs.Thompson.She told the children on the first day that she loved them all the same.But that was a lie.There in the front row was a little boy named Teddy Stoddard.He didn’t play well with the other children and he always needed a bath.She did not like him. Then Mrs.Thompson got to know that Teddy was actually a very good boy before the death of his mother.Mrs.Thompson was ashamed of herself.She felt even worse when,like all her other students,Teddy brought her a Christmas present too.It was his mother’s perfume(香水). Teddy said,“Mrs.Thompson,today you smell just like my Mom used to.”After the children left she cried for at least an hour.On that very day,she stopped teaching reading,writing and math.Instead,she began to teach children. Mrs.Thompson paid particular attention to Teddy.The boy’s mind seemed to come alive.The more she encouraged him,the faster he improved.By the end of the sixth grade,Teddy had become one of the smartest children in the class. Six years went by before she got a note from Teddy.He wrote that he had finished high school,third in his class,and she was still the best teacher he ever had in his whole life.He went to college.Mrs.Thompson got two more letters from him with the last one signed.Theodore F.Stoddard,M.D.(医学博士). The story doesn’t end there.On his wedding day,Dr.Stoddard whispered in Mrs.Thompson’s ear,“Thank you,Mrs.Thompson,for believing in me.You made me feel important and showed me that I could make a difference.” Mrs.Thompson,with tears in her eyes,whispered back,“Teddy,you have it all wrong.You were the one who taught me that I could make a difference.I didn’t know how to teach until I met you.” 41.What did Mrs.Thompson do on the first day of school? A.She made Teddy feel ashamed. B.She asked the children to play with Teddy. C.She changed Teddy’s seat to the front row. D.She told the class something untrue about herself. 42.What did Mrs.Thompson find out about Teddy? A.He often told lies.

B.He was good at math. C.He needed motherly care. D.He enjoyed playing with others. 43.In what way did Mrs.Thompson change? A.She taught fewer school subjects. B.She became stricter with her students. C.She no longer liked her job as a teacher. D.She cared more about educating students. 44.Why did Teddy thank Mrs.Thompson at his wedding? A.She had kept in touch with him. B.She had given him encouragement. C.She had sent him Christmas presents. D.She had taught him how to judge people. 答案 41.D 42.C 43.D 44.B Passage 25 (08·上海 B 篇) Zoe Chambers was a successful PR (Public Relations) consultant and life was going well— she had a great job,a beautiful flat and a busy social life in London.Then one evening in June last year,she received a text message telling her she was out of work.“The first two weeks were the most difficult to live through,”she said.“After everything I’d done for the company,they dismissed me by text!I was so angry and I just didn’t feel like looking for another job.I hated everything about the city and my life.” Then,Zoe received an invitation from an old schoolfriend,Kathy,to come and stay.Kathy and her husband,Huw,had just bought a farm in northwest Wales.Zoe jumped at the chance to spend a weekend away from London,and now,ten months later,she is still on the farm. “The moment I arrived at Kathy’s farm,I loved it and I knew I wanted to stay,”said Zoe. “Everything about my past life suddenly seemed meaningless.” Zoe has been working on the farm since October of last year and says she has no regrets. “It’s a hard life,physically very tiring,”she says.“In London I was stressed and often mentally exhausted.But this is a good,healthy tiredness.Here,all I need to put me in a good mood is a hot bath and one of Kathy’s wonderful dinners.” Zoe says she has never felt bored on the farm.Every day brings a new experience.Kathy has been teaching her how to ride a horse and she has learnt to drive a tractor.Since Christmas,she has been helping with the lambing—watching a lamb being born is unbelievable,she says,“It’ s one of the most moving experiences I’ve ever had.I could never go back to city life now.” 68.When working as a PR consultant in London,Zoe thought she lived a life. A.satisfying B.tough C.meaningless D.boring 69.The most important reason why Zoe went to visit Kathy’s farm is that . A.Zoe lost her job as a PR consultant B.Kathy persuaded her to do so

C.Zoe got tired of the city life D.Zoe loved Wales more than London 70.How does Zoe feel about the country life according to the passage? A.Tiresome and troublesome. B.Romantic and peaceful. C.Mentally exhausting but healthy. D.Physically tiring but rewarding. 71.Which of the following is closest to the main idea of the passage? A.A friend in need is a friend indeed. B.Where there is a will,there is a way. C.A misfortune may turn out a blessing. D.Kill two birds with one stone. 答案 68.A 69.A 70.D 71.C Passage 26 (08·重庆 A 篇) I arrived at my mother’s home for our Monday family dinner.The smells of food flew over from the kitchen.Mother was pulling out quilt(被子) after quilt from the boxes,proudly showing me their beauties.She was preparing for a quilt show at the Elmhurst Church.When we began to fold and put them back into the boxes,I noticed something at the bottom of one box.I pulled it out.“What is this?” I asked. “Oh?” Mom said,“That’s Mama’s quilt.” I spread the quilt.It looked as if a group of school children had pieced it together;irregular designs,childish pictures,a crooked line on the right. “Grandmother made this?” I said,surprised.My grandmother was a master at making quilts.This certainly didn’t look like any of the quilts she had made. “Yes,right before she died.I brought it home with me last year and made some changes,” she said.“I’m still working on it.See,this is what I’ve done so far.” I looked at it more closely.She had made straight a crooked line.At the center of the quilt,she had stitched(缝) a piece of cloth with these words:“My mother made many quilts.She didn’t get all lines straight.But I think this is beautiful.I want to see it finished.Her last quilt.” “Ooh,this is so nice,Mom,”I said.It occurred to me that by completing my grandmother’ s quilt,my mother was honoring her own mother.I realized,too,that I held in my hands a family treasure.It started with the loving hands of one woman,and continued with the loving hands of another.” 56.Why did the author go to her mother’s home? A.To see her mother’s quilts. B.To help prepare for a show. C.To get together for the family dinner. D.To discuss her grandmother’s life. 57.The author was surprised because . A.the quilt looked very strange

B.her grandmother liked the quilt C.the quilt was the best she had seen D.her mother had made some changes 58.The underlined word “crooked” in the passage most probably means . A.unfinished B.broken C.bent D.unusual 59.Which of the following would be the best title for the passage? A.A Quilt Show B.Mother’s Home C.A Monday Dinner D.Grandmother’s Quilt 答案 56.C 57.A 58.C 59.D Passage 27 (08·四川 E 篇) At a certain time in our lives we consider every place as the possible sites(地点)for a house.I have thus searched the country within a dozen miles of where I live.In imagination I have bought all the farms,one after another,and I knew their prices. The nearest thing that I came to actual ownership was when I bought the Hollowell place.But before the owner completed the sale with me,his wife changed her mind and wished to keep it,and he offered me additional dollars to return the farm to him.However,I let him keep the additional dollars and sold him the farm for just what I gave for it. The real attractions of the Hollowell farm to me were its position,being about two miles from the village,half a mile from the nearest neighbor,bounded(相邻)on one side by the river,and separated from the highway by a wide field.The poor condition of the house and fences showed that it hadn’t been used for some time.I remembered from my earliest trip up the river that the house used to be hidden behind a forest area,and I was in a hurry to buy it before the owner finished getting out some rocks, cutting down the apple trees,and clearing away some young trees which had grown up in the fields.I wanted to buy it before the owner made any more improvements.But it turned out as I have said. I was not really troubled by the loss.I had always had a garden,but I don’t think I was ready for a large farm.I believe that as long as possible it is better to live free and uncommitted(无牵挂的).It makes but little difference whether you own a farm or not. 51.What do we know about the author? A.He wanted to buy the oldest farm near where he lived. B.He made a study of many farms before buying. C.He made money by buying and selling farms. D.He had the money to buy the best farm in the country. 52.Why did the author decide to buy the Hollowell place? A.It was of good market value. B.It was next to the highway. C.It was in a good position. D.It was behind a nice garden. 53.Why did the author want to buy the farm in a hurry? A.He was afraid the owner might change his mind. B.He hoped to enlarge the forest on the farm. C.He wanted to keep the farm as it was.

D.He was eager to become a farm owner. 54.The underlined words“the loss”in the last paragraph refer to . A.the money the author lost in buying the farm B.the sale of the garden in the Hollowell place C.the removal of the trees around the house D.the failure to possess the Hollowell place 55.What does the author believe as important in life? A.To own a farm. B.To satisfy his needs. C.To be free from worries. D.To live in the countryside. 答案 51.B 52.C 53.C 54.D 55.C Passage 16 (08·宁夏、海南、全国ⅠA 篇) Last week my youngest son and I visited my father at his new home in Tucson, Arizona. He moved there a few years ago, and I was eager to see his new place and meet his friends. My earliest memories of my father are of a tall, handsome, successful man devoted to his work and family, but uncomfortable with his children.As a child I loved him; as a school girl and young adult I feared him and felt bitter about him.He seemed unhappy with me unless I got straight A’s and unhappy with my boyfriends if their fathers were not as “successful” as he was.Whenever I went out with him on weekends, I used to struggle to think up things to say, feeling on guard. On the first day of my visit, we went out with one of my father’s friends for lunch at an outdoor café.We walked along that afternoon, did some shopping, ate on the street table, and laughed over my son’s funny facial expressions.Gone was my father’s critical (挑剔的) air and strict rules.Who was this person I knew as my father, who seemed so friendly and interesting to be around? What had held him back before? The next day my dad pulled out his childhood pictures and told me quite a few stories about his own childhood.Although our times together became easier over the years, I never felt closer to him at that moment. After so many years, I’m at last seeing another side of my father.And in so doing, I’m delighted with my new friend. My dad, in his new home in Arizona, is back to me from where he was. 56.Why did the author feel bitter about her father when she was a young adult? A.He was silent most of the time. B.He was too proud of himself. C.He did not love his children. D.He expected too much of her. 57.When the author went out with her father on weekends, she would feel . A.nervous B.sorry C.tired D.safe 58.What does the author think of her father after her visit to Tucson? A.More critical. B.More talkative. C.Gentle and friendly. 2009 年高考题

Passage 1 (09·上海 A 篇) Even at school there had been an unhealthy competition between George and Richard. “I’ll be the first millionaire in Coleford!” Richard used to boast. “And you’ll be sorry you knew me,” George would reply “because I’ll be the best lawyer in town!” George never did become a lawyer and Richard never made any money. Instead both men opened bookshops on opposite sides of Coleford High Street. It was hard to make money from books, which made the competition between them worse. Now with only one bookshop in town, business was better for George. But sometimes he sat in his narrow , old kitchen and gazed out of the dirty window , thinking about his former rival (竞争对手)。Perhaps he missed him? George was very interested in old dictionaries, He’d recently found a collector in Australia who was selling a rare first edition. When the parcel arrived, the book was in perfect condition and George was delighted. But while he was having lunch, George glanced at the photo in the newspaper that the book had been wrapped in. He was astonished—the smiling face was older than he remembered but unmistakable! Trembling, George started reading. “Bookends have bought ten bookstores from their rivals Dylans. The company, owned by multi-millionaire Richard Pike, is now the largest bookseller in Australia. ” 65. George and Rivhard were at school. A. roommates B. good friends C. competitors D. booksellers 66. How did George feel about Richard after his disappearance? A. He envied Richard’s marriage. B. He thought of Richard from time to time. C. He felt lucky with no rival in town. D. He was guilty of Richard’s death. 67. George got information about Richard from . A. a dictionary collector in Australia B. the latter’s rivals Dylans C. a rare first edition of a dictionary D. the wrapping paper of a book 68. What happened to George and Richard in the end? A. Both George and Richard became millionaires. B. Both of them realized their original ambitions. C. George established a successful business white Richard was missing. D. Richard became a millionaire while George had no great success. 答案 65.C 66.B 67.D 68.D Passage 2 (09·北京 A 篇) How I Turned to Be Optimistic I began to grow up that winter night when my parents and I were returning from my aunt'

s house, and my mother said that we might soon be leaving for America. We were on the bus then. I was crying, and some people on the bus were turning around to look at me. I remember that I could not bear the thought of never hearing again the radio program for school children to which I listened every morning. I do not remember myself crying for this reason again. In fact, I think I cried very little when I was saying goodbye to my friends and relatives. When we were leaving I thought about all the places I was going to see—the strange and magical places I had known only from books and pictures. The country I was leaving never to come back was hardly in my head then. The four years that followed taught me the importance of optimism, but the idea did not come to me at once. For the first two years in New York I was really lost—having to study in three schools as a result of family moves. I did not quite know what I was or what I should be. Mother remarried, and things became even more complex for me. Some time passed before my stepfather and I got used to each other. I was often sad, and saw no end to “the hard times. ” My responsibilities in the family increased a lot since I knew English better than everyone else at home. I wrote letters, filled out forms, translated at interviews with Immigration officers, took my grandparents to the doctor and translated there, and even discussed telephone bills with company representatives. From my experiences I have learned one important rule: Almost all common troubles eventually go away! Something good is certain to happen in the end when you do not give up, and just wait a little! I believe that my life will turn out all right, even though it will not be that easy. 56. How did the author get to know America? A. From her relatives B. From her mother C. From Books and pictures D. From radio programs 57. Upon leaving for America the author felt . A. confused B. excited C. worried D. amazed 58. For the first two years in New York, the author . A. often lost her way B. did not think about her future C. studied in three different schools D. got on well with her stepfather 59. What can we learn about the author from Paragraph 4? A. She worked as a translator B. She attended a lot of job interviews C. She paid telephone bills for her family D. She helped her family with her English 60. The author believes that . A. her future will be free from troubles B. it is difficult to learn to become patient C. there are more good things than bad things D. good things will happen if one keeps trying 答案 56.C 57.B 58.C 59.D 60.D Passage 3 (09·湖北 A 篇)

My grandfather came from Hungary and was the only one in his family who settled down in the United States. The rest of his family remained in Europe. When World War I broke out, he seemed to have become another man, downhearted. Such obvious change was not born out of his welfare, but out of fear: if his only son, my uncle, had to go to war, it would be cousin fighting against cousin. One day in 1918, my Uncle Milton received his draft notice. My grandparents were very upset. But my mother, at the age of 10, felt on top of the world about her soldier brother going off to war. Realizing how he was regarded by his little sister and all of her friends, my uncle bought them all service pins, which meant that they had a loved one in the service. All the little girls were delighted. The moment came when my uncle and the other soldiers, without any training but all in uniforms, boarded the train. The band played and the crowd cheered. Although no one noticed, I’m sure my grandmother had a tear in her eye for the only son. The train slowly pulled out, but not about a thousand yards when it suddenly paused. Everyone stared in wonder as the train slowly returned to the station. There was a dead silence before the doors opened and the men started to step out. Someone shouted,” The war is over. ”For a moment, nobody moved, but then the people heard someone bark orders at the soldiers. The men lined up in two lines, walked down the steps, and with the band playing, marched down the street, as returning heroes, to be welcomed home. My mother said it was great day, but she was just a little disappointed that it didn’t last a tiny bit longer. 51. What the grandfather was most worried about was . A. the spread of the world war B. the safety of his living two cousins C. a drop in his living standards D. his relatives killing each other 52. The underlined phrase “draft notice” means “ “ A. order for army service B. train ticket for Europe C. letter of rejection D. note of warning 53. What did the “service pins”(in Para. 2)stand for in the dyes of the little girls? A. Strength. B. Courage. C. Victory. D. Honor. 54. Which of the following words can best describe the ending of the story? A. Disappointing. B. Unexpected. C. Uncertain. D. Inspiring. 答案 51.D 52.A 53.D 54.B

Passage 4 (09·四川 B 篇) st. July 21 2007 was a typical English summer’s day — it rained for 24 hours ! As usual, I rushed home from work at midday to check on the house. Nothing was amiss. By the time I left work at 5pm. However, the road into our village was flooded. Our house had never been flooded but, as I opened the front door. a wave of waters greeted me. Thank God the kids weren’t wish me, because the house was 5 feet deep in water. We lost everything downstairs. And the plaster had to be torn off the wall’s ceilings pulled down. At first we tried to push on through. We didn’t want to move the children out of home. so we camped upstairs. We put a sheet of plastic across the floor to protect us from the damp. But after three months, we felt very sick, so we move to a wooden house in a park. The house was small. but at first we were all just delighted to be in a new place. Unfortunately, things took longer than expected and we were there for 10 months. The life there was inconvenient. What surprised me most was how much I missed being part of a community(社区). We had lived in a friendly village with good neighbors, and I’d never thought how much I,I’d miss that. Although our situation was very bad, it’s difficult to feel too sorry for yourself when you look at what’s happening elsewhere. I watched a news report about floods in Northern India and thought. “We didn’t have a straw hut(茅草房)that was for Christmas. But I can’t wait — I’m going to throw a party for our friends in the village to say thanks for their support. This year, I won’t need any gifts — living away from home for months has made me realize how little we actually need or miss all our possessions. Although we are replacing things, there’s really no rush — we have our home back. and that’s the main thing. 45. What does the underlined word “amiss” in the first paragraph mean ? A. Wrong. B. Missing. C. Right. D. Found 46. It can be inferred from the text that the author . A. was sick of staying upstairs B. cared much about her children C. could not stand living in a wooden house D.did not deal well with her family affairs during the flood 47. Why does the author say that they were lucky in the third paragraph ? A. Because her situation was not serious. B. Because many other paces were flooded. C. Because she had been to Northern India. D. Because some others suffered even more. 48. What does the author mainly want to express by telling her story? A. She valued human feelings more than before. B. She realized she almost didn’t need possession. C. She found Christmas gifts no longer badly needed. D. She thought her own home was the most important. 答案 45.A 46.B 47.D 48.A Passage 5

(09·浙江 A 篇) I was in a rush as always, but this time it was for an important date I just couldn’t be late for! I found myself at a checkout counter behind an elderly woman seemingly in no hurry as she paid for her groceries. A PhD student with not a lot of money, I had hurried into the store to pick up some flowers. I was in a huge rush, thinking of my upcoming evening. I did not want to be late for this date. We were in Boston, a place not always known for small conversation between strangers. The woman stopped unloading her basket and looked up at me. She smiled. It was a nice smile –warm and reassuring –and I returned her gift by smiling back. “Must be a special lady, whoever it is that will be getting those beautiful flowers,” she said. “Yes, she’s special,” I said, and then to my embarrassment, the words kept coming out. “It’s only our second date, but somehow I am just having the feeling she’s ‘the one’. Jokingly, I added, “The only problem is that I can’t figure out why she’d want to date a guy like me.” “Well, I think she’s very lucky to have a boyfriend who brings her such lovely flowers and who is obviously in love with her,” the woman said.” “My husband used to bring me flowers every week –even when times were tough and we didn’t have much money. Those were incredible days; he was very romantic and – of course – I miss him since he’s passed away.” I paid for my flowers as she was gathering up her groceries. There was no doubt in my mind as I walked up to her. I touched her on the shoulder and said, “You were right, you know. These flowers are indeed for a very special lady.” I handed her the flowers and thanked her for such a nice conversation. It took her a moment to realize that I was giving her the flowers I had just purchased. “You have a wonderful evening,” I said. I left her with a big smile and my heart warmed as I saw her smelling the beautiful flowers. I remember being slightly late for my date that night and telling my girlfriend the above story. A couple of years later, when I finally worked up the courage to ask her to marry me, she told me that this story had helped to seal it for her –that was the night that I won her heart. 41.Why was the writer in a hurry that day? A.He was to meet his girlfriend. B.He had to go back to school soon. C.He was delayed by an elderly lady. D.He had to pick up some groceries. 42.What does the underlined phrase “her gift”(Paragraph 2) refer to? A.Her words. B.Her smile. C.Her flowers. D.her politeness. 43.Why did the writer give his flowers to the elderly lady? A.She told him a nice story. B.She allowed him to pay first. C.She gave him encouragement. D.She liked flowers very much. 44.What is the message conveyed in the story? A.Flowers are important for a date. B.Small talk is helpful. C.Love and kindness are rewarding. D.Elderly people deserve respecting. 答案 41.A 42.B 43.C 44.C

Passage 6 (09·重庆 A 篇) I was waiting for a phone call from my agent. He had left a message the night before, telling me that my show was to be cancelled. I called him several times, but each time his secretary told me that he was in a meeting and that he would call me later. So I waited and waited, but there was still no call. Three hours passing by, I became more and more impatient. I was certain that my agent didn’t care about my work, and he didn’t care about me. I was overcome with that thought. I started to shout at the phone, “Let me wait, will you? Who do you think you are?” At that time I didn’t realize my wife was looking on. Without showing her surprise, she rushed in, seized the phone, tore off the wires, and shouted at the phone, “Yeah! Who do you think you are? Bad telephone! Bad telephone! ” And she swept it into the wastebasket. I stood watching her, speechless .What on earth? She stepped to the doorway and shouted at the rest of the house, “Now hear this! All objects in this room-if you do anything to upset my husband , out you go!” Then she turned to me, kissed me, and said calmly, “Honey, you just have to learn how to take control.” With that, she left the room. After watching a crazy woman rushing in and out, shouting at everything in sight, I noticed that something in my mood(情绪)had changed. I was laughing. How could I have trouble with that phone? Her antics helped me realize I had been driven crazy by small things. Twenty minutes later my agent did call. I was able to listen to him and talk to him calmly. 56. Why did the author shout at the telephone? A. He was mad at the telephone. B. He was angry with his agent. C. He was anxious about his wife. D. He was impatient with the secretary. 57. What did the author’s wife do after she heard his shouting? A. She said nothing. B. She shouted at him. C. She called the agent. D. She threw the phone away. 58. What made the author laugh? A. His own behavior. B. His wife’s suggestion. C. His changeable feelings. D. His wife’s sweet kiss. 59. What does the underlined word “antics” refer to? A. Smart words. B. Unusual actions. C. Surprising looks. D. Anxious feelings. 答案 56.B 57.D 58.A 59.B

Passage 7 (09·广东 A 篇) Lisa was running late. Lisa,25,had a lot to do at work,plus visitors on the way: her parents were coming in for Thanksgiving from her hometown. But as she hurried down the subway stairs, she started to feel uncomfortably warn. By the time she got to the platform,Lisa felt weak and tired--maybe it hadn’t been a good idea to give blood the night before,she thought. She rested herself against a post close to the tracks. Several yards away,Frank,43,and his girlfriend,Jennifer,found a spot close to where the front of the train would stop. They were deep in discussion about a house they were thinking of buying. But when he heard the scream,followed by someone yelling,“Oh,my God,she fell in!” Frank didn’t hesitate. He jumped down to the tracks and ran some 40 feet toward the body lying on the rails. “No! Not you! ”his girlfriend screamed after him. She was right to be alarmed. By the time Frank reached Lisa,he could feel the tracks shaking and see the light coming. The train was about 20 seconds from the station. It was hard to lift her. She was just out. But he managed to raise her the four feet to the platform so that bystanders could hold her by the grins and drag her away from the edge. That was where Lisa briefly regained consciousness, felt herself being pulled along the ground, and saw someone else holding her purse. Lisa thought she’d been robbed. A woman held her hand and a man gave his shirt to help stop the blood pouring from her head. And she tried to talk but she couldn’t,and that was when she realized how much pain she was in. Police and fire officials soon arrived,and Frank told the story to an officer. Jennifer said her boyfriend was calm on their 40 一 minute train ride downtown—just as he had been seconds after the rescue,which made her think about her reaction at the time. “I saw the train coming and 1 was thinking he was going to die,”she explained. 41. What was the most probable cause for Lisa’s weakness? A. She had run a long way. B. She felt hot in the subway. C. She had done a 1ot of work. D. She had donated blood the night before. 42. Why did Jennifer try to stop her boyfriend? A. Because they would miss their train. B. Because he didn’t see the train coming. C. Because she was sure Lisa was hard to lift. D. Because she was afraid the train would kill him. 43. How did Frank save Lisa? A. By lifting her to the platform. B. By helping her rise to her feet. C. By pulling her along the ground. D. By dragging her away from the edge.

44. When did Lisa become conscious again? A. When the train was leaving. B. After she was back on the platform. C. After the police and fire officials came. D. When a man was cleaning the blood from her head. 45. The passage is intended to _____________ A. warn us of the danger in the subway B. show US how to save people in the subway C. tell US about a subway rescue D. report a traffic accident 答案 41.D 42.D 43.A 44.B 45.C Passage 8 (09·广东 B 篇) We once had a poster competition in our fifth grade art class. “You could win prizes,’’our teacher told US as she wrote the poster information on the blackboard. She passed out sheets of construction paper while continuing,“The first prize is ten dollars. You just have to make sure that the words on the blackboard appear somewhere on your poster. ” We studied the board critically. Some of US looked with one eye and held up certain colors against the blackboard,rocking the sheets to the fight or left while we conjured up our designs. Others twisted their hair around their fingers or chewed their erasers while deep in thought. We had plans for that ten—dollar grand prize,each and every one of US. I'm going to spend mine on candies,one hopeful would announce,while another practiced looking serious,wise and rich. Everyone in the class made a poster. Some of us used parts of those fancy paper napkins, while others used nothing but colored construction paper. Some of US used big designs,and some of us preferred to gather our art tidily down in one comer of our poster and let the space draw the viewer's attention to it. Some of US would wander past the good students’ desks and then return to our own projects with a growing sense of hopelessness. It was yet another grown-up trick of the soil they seemed especially fond of。making all of US believe we had a fair chance, and then always—always—rewarding the same old winners. I believe I drew a sailboat,but I can’t say that with any certainty. I made it. I admired it. I determined it to be the very best of all of the posters I had seen,and then I turned it in. Minutes passed. No one came along to give me the grand prize,and then someone distracted me,and I probably never would have thought about that poster again. I was still sitting at my desk,thinking,What poster? When the teacher gave me an envelope with a ten-dollar bill in it and everyone in the class applauded for me. 46. What was the teacher's requirement for the poster? A. It must appear in time. B. It must be done in class.

C. It must be done on a construction sheet. D. It must include the words on the blackboard. 47. The underlined phrase in paragraph 3 most probably means _____________. A. formed an idea for B. made an outline for C. made some space for D. chose some colors for 48. After the teacher’s words,all the students in the class _________. A. 1ooked very serious B. thought they would be rich C. began to think about their designs D. began to play games 49. After seeing the good students’ designs,some students _________. A. 1oved their own designs more B. thought they had a fair chance C. put their own designs in a comer D. thought they would not win the prize 50. We can infer from the passage that the author ______________. A. enjoyed grown-up tricks very much B. 1oved poster competitions very much C. felt surprised to win the competition D. became wise and rich after the competition 答案 46.D 47.A 48.C 49.D 50.C Passage 9 (09·广东 C 篇) A few years ago I had an “aha!” moment regarding handwriting. I had in my hand a sheet of paper with handwritten instructions on it for some sort of editorial task. It occurred at first that I did not recognize the handwriting,and then I realized whose it must be. I finally became aware of the fact that I had been working with this colleague for at least a year,maybe two,and yet I did not recognize her handwriting at that point. It was a very important event in the computerization of life—a sign that the informal. Friendly communication of people working together in an office had changed from notes in pen to instant messages and emails. There was a time when our workdays were filled with little letters, and we recognized one another's handwriting the way we knew voices or faces. As a child visiting my father’s office,1 was pleased to recognize,in little notes on the desks of his staff,the same handwriting 1 would see at home in the notes he would leave on the fridge—except that those notes were signed “dad” instead of “RFW”. All this has been on my mind because of the talk about The Rise and Fall of Handwriting, a book by Florey. Sire shows in her book a deep concern about the fall of handwriting and the failure of schools to teach children to write well,but many others argue that people in a digital age can’t be expected to learn to hold a pen.

I don’t buy it. I don’t want to see anyone cut off from the expressive,personal associations that a pen still promotes better than a digital keyboard does. For many a biographer,part of really getting to know their subjects is learning to read their handwriting. What some people advocate is teaching one of the many attractive handwritings based on the th handwriting of 16 -century Italy. That may sound impossibly grand—as if they want kids to learn to draw by copying classical paintings. However,they have worked in many school systems. 51. Why was the author surprised at not recognizing his colleague’s handwriting? A. He had worked with his colleague long enough. B. His colleague’s handwriting was SO beautiful. C. His colleague’s handwriting was SO terrible. D. He still had a 1ot of Work to do. 52. People working together in an office used to ____________. A. talk more about handwriting B. take more notes on workdays C. know better one another's handwriting D. communicate better with one another 53. The author’s father wrote notes in pen _________. A. to both his family and his staff B. to his family in small letters C. to his family on the fridge D. to his staff on the desk 54. According to the author,handwritten notes _______. A. are harder to teach in schools B. attract more attention C. are used only between friends D. carry more message 55. We can learn from the passage that the author __________. A. thinks it impossible to teach handwriting B. does not want to lose handwriting C. puts the blame on the computer D. does not agree with Florey 答案 51.A 52.D 53.A 54.D 55.B Passage 10 (09·宁夏、海南 A 篇) I suddenly heard an elephant crying as though frightened Looking down I immediately recognized that something was wrong and ran down to the edge of the near bank There I saw Ma Shwe with her three-month-old calf struggling in the fast-rising water and it was a life-and-death struggle Her calf was floating and screaming with fear Ma Shwe was as near to the far bank as she could get, holding her whole body against the rushing water and keeping the calf pressed against her huge body . Every now and then the rushing water would sweep the calf a way.

There was a sudden rise in the water and the calf was washed clean over the mother’s body and was gone Ma Shwe turned quickly to reach it and pressed the calf with her head and trunk (象鼻)against the rocky bank Then with a huge effort she picked it up in her trunk and tried until she was able to place it on a narrow shelf of rock Just at this moment she fell back into the river If she were carried down it would be certain death I knew as well as she did ,that there was one spot(地点)where she could get up the bank but it was on the other side from where she had put her calf While I was wondering what I could do next I heard the sound of a mother’s love Ma Shwe had crossed the river and got up the bank and was making her way back as fast as she could roaring (吼叫)all the time but to her calf it was music. 56.The moment the author got down to the river bank he saw______. A.the calf was about to fall into the river B.Ma Shwe was placing the calf on the rock C.the calf was washed away by the rising water D.Ma Shwe was holding the calf against the rushing water 57.How did Ma Shwe manage to save her calf from the fast-flowing water? A.By putting it on a safe spot B.By pressing it against her body C.By taking it away with her D.By carrying it on her back 58.How did the calf feel about the mother elephant’s roaring? A.It was a great comfort B.It was a sign of danger C.It was a call for help D.It was a musical note 59.What can be the best title for the text? A.A Mother’s Love B.A Brave Act C.A Deadly River D.A Matter of Life and Death 答案 56.D 57.A 58.A 59.A Passage 11 (09·湖南 A 篇) Eddie McKay, a once-forgotten pilot, is a subject of great interest to a group of history students in Canada. It all started when Graham Broad, a professor at the University of Western Ontario, found McKay’s name in a footnote in a book about university history. McKay was included in a list of university alumni (校友) who had served during the First World War, but his name was unfamiliar to Broad, a specialist in military history. Out of curiosity, Broad spent hours at the local archives (档案馆) in a fruitless search for information on McKay. Tired and discouraged, he finally gave up. On his way out, Broad’s glance happened to fall on an exhibiting case showing some old newspapers. His eye was drawn to an old picture of a young man in a rugby uniform. As he read the words beside the picture, he experienced a thrilling realization. “After looking for him all day, there he was, staring up at me out of the exhibiting case,” said Broad. Excited by the find, Broad asked his students to continue his search. They combed old newspapers and

other materials for clues. Gradually, a picture came into view. Captain Alfred Edwin McKay joined the British Royal Flying Corps in 1916. He downed ten enemy planes, outlived his entire squadron (中队) as a WWI flyer, spent some time as a flying instructor in England, then returned to the front, where he was eventually shot down over Belgium and killed in December 1917. But there’s more to his story. “For a brief time in 1916 he was probably the most famous pilot in the world,” says Broad. “He was credited with downing Oswald Boelcke, the most famous German pilot at the time.” Yet, in a letter home, McKay refused to take credit, saying that Boelcke had actually crashed into another German plane. McKay’s war records were destroyed during a World War II air bombing on London — an explanation for why he was all but forgotten. But now, thanks to the efforts of Broad and his students, a marker in McKay’s memory was placed on the university grounds in November 2007. “I found my eyes filling with tears as I read the word ‘deceased’ (阵亡) next to his name,” said Corey Everrett, a student who found a picture of Mckay in his uniform. “This was such a simple example of the fact that he had been a student just like us, but instead of finishing his time at Western, he chose to fight and die for his country.” 56. What made Professor Broad continue his search for more information on McKay? A. A uniform of McKay. B. A footnote about McKay. C. A book on McKay. D. A picture of McKay. 57. What did the students find out about McKay? A. He trained pilots for some time. B. He lived longer than other pilots. C. He died in the Second World War. D. He was downed by the pilot Boelcke. 58. McKay’s flying documents were destroyed in . A. Belgium B. Germany C. Canada D. England 59. We can learn from the last paragraph that McKay . A. preferred fight to his study B. went to war before graduation C. left a picture for Corey Everrett D. set an example for his fellow students 60. What is the text mainly about? A. The research into war history. B. The finding of a forgotten hero. C. The pilots of the two world wars. D. The importance of military studies. 答案 56.D 57.A 58.D 59.B 60.B Passage 12 (09·江苏 B 篇) It was the first mow of winter -- an exciting day for every, child but not for most tether. Up until now, l had been able to dress myself for recess(课间休息), but today I would need

some help. Miss Finlayson, my kindergarten teacher at Princess Elizabeth School near Hamilton, Ontario, had been through first snow days ,tony times in her long career, but I think struggled still remember this one. I managed to get into my wool snow pants. But I straggled with my jacket because it didn’t fit well. It was a hand-me-down from my brother, and it made me wonder why I had to wear his ugly clothes. At least my hat and matching scarf were mine, and they were quite pretty. Finally it was time to have Miss Finlayson help me with my boots. In her calm, motherly voice she said, "By the end of winter, you will be able to put on own boots. “ I didn’t realize at the time that this was more a statement of hope than of confidence. I handed her my boots and stuck out my foot. Like most children, I expected the adult to do an the work. After mush wiggling and pushing, she managed to get first one into place and then, with a sigh, worked the second one on too. I announced,“They’re on the wrong feet.”With the grace that only experience can bring, she struggled to get the boots off and went through the joyless task of putting them on again.Then I said,“These aren’t my boots.you know.”As she pulled the offending boots from my feet, she still managed to look both helpful and interested.Once they were off.I said,“They are my brother’s boots.My mother makes me wear them,and I hate them!” Somehow,from long years of practice,she managed to act as though I wasn’t an annoying little girl.She pushed and shoved.less gently this time,and the boots were returned to their proper place on my feet.With a great sigh of relief,seeing the end of her struggle with me,she asked,“Now,where are your gloves?’’ I looked into her eyes and said.“I didn’t want to lose them.so I put them into the toes of my boots.” 60.According to the passage,the little girl got from her brother. A.the wool snow pants and the jacket B.the jacket and the boots C.the jacket and the hat D.the boots and the gloves 61.What made it so hard for the teacher to help the little girl put her boots on? A.The gloves in the toes of the boots. B.The slowness of the teacher. C.The wrong size of the boots. D.The unwillingness of the girl. 62.It can be inferred that before the little girl finally went out to enjoy the first snow of winter,the teacher had to help her put on her boots . A.once B.twice C.three times D.four times 63 . Which of the following sentences from the text BEST indicates that the teacher is very considerate? A.In her calm,motherly voice she said,“By the end of winter,?”(Paragraph 2) B.With the grace that only experience can bring,she struggled to?(Paragraph 4) C.?.she still managed to look both helpful and interested.(Paragraph 4) D.?,she managed to act as though I wasn’t an annoying little girl.(Paragraph 4) 答案 60.B 61.A 62.D 63.D Passage 13 (09·江西 A 篇)

Outside her shabby cottage, old Mrs. Tailor was hanging out laundry on a wire line, unaware that some children lay hidden in the leaves of a nearby tree watching her every move. They were determined to find out if she really was a witch. They watched as she took a broomstick to clean the dirt from her stone steps. But, much to their disappointment, she did not mount the broomstick and take flight. Suddenly, the old lady’s work was interrupted by the cackling of her hen—a signal that an egg had been laid in the warm nest on top of the haystack. The old broomstick was put aside as she hobbled off towards the haystack followed by Sooty, a black cat she had rescued from a fox trap some time back. With only three legs, it was hard for Sooty to keep up with the old lady. The cat provided proof—the children were sure that only a witch could own a black cat with three legs. There, standing on a wooden box, was Mrs. Tailor, stretching out to gather her precious egg. Taking the egg in one of her hands, she began to climb down when, without warning, the box broke and the old lady fell. “We have to got and help her,” whispered Amy. “What if it is a trick?” replied Ben. “Don’t be silly, Ben. If she were a witch, she would have turned us into frogs already,” reasoned Meg. “Come on Amy, let’s go.” The girls climbed down the tree and ran all the way to the haystack. Approaching carefully, they could see a wound on the old lady’s face. She had knocked her head on a stone and her ankle was definitely broken. “Go and get Dad,” Amy yelled to her brother. “Tell him about the accident.” The boys did not need another excuse to leave. They ran as fast as thy could for help, hoping that Mrs. Tailor would not wake and turn the girls into frogs. 56. Were the children hiding in the tree? A. They wanted to watch Mrs. Tailor do her housework closely. B. They were playing a hide-and-seek game C. They wanted to find out if the rumors about Mrs. Tailor were true D. They were pretending to be spies 57. Mrs. Tailor stopped sweeping when____ A. her front steps were clean B. she noticed the children in the tree C. she was ready to take a flight D. she heard the hen cackling 58. Ben did not rush in help Mrs. Tailor because_____ A. he thought that she could be necking them B. he knew that they could not have been in the tree C. he did not the old lady fall down D. he was afraid of the three-legged cat 59. Which of these old sayings best suits the story’s lesson for us? A. Make hay while the sun shines.

B. Never judge a book by its cover. C. People in glasshouses should not the stones. D. A bird in the hands worth two in the bush.答案 56.C 57.D 58.A 59.B Passage 14 (09·山东 A 篇) A year ago August, Dave Fuss lost his job driving a truck for a small company in west Michigan. His wife, Gerrie, was still working in the local school cafeteria, but work for Dave was scarce, and the price of everything was rising. The Fusses were at risk of joining the millions of Americans who have lost their homes in recent years. Then Dave and Gerrie received a timely gift—$7,000, a legacy (遗产) form their neighbors Ish and Arlene Hatch, who died in an accident . “It really made a difference when we were going under financially.” says Dave. But the Fusses weren’t the only folks in Alto and the neighboring town of Lowell to receive unexpected legacy from the Hatches. Doxens of other families were touched by the Hatches’ generosity. In some cases, it was a few thousand dollars ; in other, it was more than $100,000. It surprised nearly everyone that the Hatches had so much money, more than $3 million—they were am elderly couple who lived in an old house on what was left of the family farm . Children of the Great Depression, Ish and Arlene were known for their habit of saving, They thrived own (喜欢) comparison shopping and would routinely go from store to store, checking prices before making a new purchase . Through the years, the Hatches paid for local children to attend summer camp when their parents couldn’t afford it. “Ish and Arlene never asked you needed anything,” says their friend Sand Van Weelden, “They could see things they could do go make you happier, and they would do them. Even more extraordinary was that the Hatches had their farmland distributed. It was the Hatches’ wish that their legacy—a legacy of kindness as much as one of dollars and cent —should enrich the whole community (社区) and Ish and Arlene Hatch’s story . Neighbors helping neighbors ——that was Ish and Arlene Hatch’s story. 56. According to the text, the Fusses A. were employed by a truck company B. were in financial difficulty C. worked in a school cafeteria D. lost their home 57. Which of the following is true of the Hatches? A. They had their children during the Great Deoression B. They left the family farm to live in an old house C. They gave away their possessions to their neighbors D. They helped their neighbors to find jobs 58. Why would the Hatches routinely go from store? A. They decided to open a store B. They wanted to save money C. They couldn’t afford expensive things D. They wanted to buy gifts for local kids 59. According to Sand Van Weelden, the Hatches were A. understanding B. optimistic C. childlike D. curious 60.What can we learn from the text? A. The community of Alto was poor

B. The summer camp was attractive to the parents C. Sandy Van Weelden got a legacy form the Hatches D. The Hatches would like the neighbors to follow their example 答案 56.B 57.C 58.B 59.A 60.D Passage 15 (09·陕西 A 篇) It was the first snow of winter — an exciting day for every child but not for most teachers. Up until now, I had been old enough to dress myself, but today would need some help. Miss Finlayson, my kindergarten teacher, had been through brst snow days many times, but I think she may still remember this one. I managed to get into my wool snow trousers. But I struggled won my jacket because it didn’t fit well. It was a hand-mc-down from my brother, and if made me wonder why I had to wear his ugly clothes, At least my hat and scarf were mine, and they were quite pretty. Finally it was time to have Miss Finlayson help me with my boots(靴子). In her calm, motherly voice she said, “By the end of winter, you will all be able to put on your own boots.” I didn’t realize at the at the time that this was more a statement of hope than of confidence(信心). I handed her my boots and stuck out my foot. Like most children, I expected grown-ups to do all the work. After much pushing, she managed to get first one into place and then, with a sigh, worked the second one on too. I announced, “They’re on the wrong feet.” She struggled to get the boots off and went through the joyless task of putting them on again. “They’re my brother’s boots, you know,” I said. “I hate them”. Somehow, from long years of practice, she managed to act as though I wasn’t an annoying (烦人的) little girl, She struggle with me, she asked, “Now, where are your mittens(连 指手套)?” I looked into her eyes and said, “I didn’t want to lose them, so I hid them in the toes of my boots. 41. The little girl was more satisfied with her_____. A. trousers B. jacket C. boots D. hat 42. Miss Finlayson had difficulty with the girl’s boots mainly because_____. A. the girl got them from her brother B. the girl put something in them C. they were on the wrong feet D. they did not fit the girl well 43. Why does the author Miss Finlayson would remember that first snow day? A. Because the little girl was in her brother’s clothes. B. Because it was the most exciting day of the winter . C. Because the little girl played a trick on her. D. Because the little girl wore a pretty scarf. 44. We can learn from the text that Miss Finlayson____. A. was losing confidence in the little girl. B. gradually lost patience with the little girl.

C. became disappointed with the little girl. D. was getting bored with the little girl. 答案 2010 年高考题 Passage 1 (10·广东 A 篇)

41.D 42.B 43.C 44.B

When I was growing up in America, I was ashamed of my mother’s Chinese English. Because of her English, she was often treated unfairly. People in department stores, at banks, and at restaurants did not take her seriously ,did not give her good service ,pretended not to Understand her ,or even acted as if they did not hear her . My mother has realized the limitations of her English as well. When I was fifteen, she used to have me call people on phone to pretend I was she . I was forced to ask for information or even to yell at people who had been rude to her. One time I had to call her stockbroker (股 票经纪人).I said in an adolescent voice that was not very convincing, “This is Mrs.Tan..” And my mother was standing beside me ,whispering loudly, “Why he don’t send me cheek already two week lone.” And then , in perfect English I said : “I’m getting rather concerned .You agreed to send the check two weeks ago, but it hasn’t arrived.” Then she talked more loudly. “What he want? I come to New York tell him front of his boss.” And so I turned to the stockbroker again, “I can’t tolerate any more excuse. If I don’t receive the check immediately , I am going to have to speak to your manager when I am in New York next week.” The next week we ended up in New York. While I was sitting there red-faced, my mother, the real Mrs.Tan, was shouting to his boss in her broken English. When I was a teenager, my mother’s broken English embarrassed me. But now, I see it differently. To me, my mother’s English is perfectly clear, perfectly natural. It is my mother tongue. Her language, as I hear it, is vivid, direct, and full of observation and wisdom. It was the language that helped shape the way I saw things, expressed ideas, and made sense of the world. 41.Why was the author’s mother poorly served? A.She was unable to speak good English.

B.She was often misunderstood. C.She was not clearly heard. D.She was not very polite. 答案:A 试题分析:由文中 Because of her English, she was often treated unfairly.可知 高考考点:考查事实细节 易错提醒:易错选 B

42.From Paragorph 2, we know that the author was A.good a pretending B.rude to the stockbroker C.ready to help her mother D.unwilling to phone for her mother 答案:D


试题分析:由文中 ‘I was forced to ask for information or even to yell at people who had been rude to her”可知 高考考点:考查故事细节 易错提醒:易错 A

43.After the author made the phone call, A.they forgave the stockbroker B.they failed to get the check C.they went to New York immediately D.they spoke to their boss at once 答案:B


试题分析:由文中 “I said in an adolescent voice that was not very convincing” 及 “If I don’t receive the check immediately , I am going to have to speak to your manager when I am in New York next week.”和 “The next week we ended up in New York.” 可推断出答案

高考考点:考查文章分析推测能力 易错提醒:易错选 C

44.What does the author think of her mother’s English now? A.It confuses her. B.It embarrasses her. C.It helps her understand the world. D.It helps her tolerate rude people. 答案:C 试题分析:由文中最后一段 But now, I see it differently. To me, --------and made sense of the world. 高考考点:考查分析推测能力 45.We can inter from the passage that Chinese English A.is clear and natural to non-native speakers B.is vivid and direct to non-native speakers C.has a verv bad reputation in America D.may bring inconvenience in America 45. 答案:D 试题分析:由文中作者母亲的经历可以推测出 高考考点:考查文章分析推断能力 Passage 2 (10·江苏 B 篇) It is reported that conservation groups in North America have been arguing about the benefits and dangers of wolves. Some groups believe wolves should be killed. Other people believe wolves must be protected so that they will not disappear from the wilderndss(荒野) For Killing Wolves In Alaska,the wolf almost disappeared a few years ago,because hunters were killing hundreds 0f them forsport .However.1aws were established to protect the wolves from sportsmen and people who catch the animals for their fur.So the woIf population has greatly increased. Now there are so many wolves that they are destroying their own food supply. A wolf naturally eats animals in the deer family. People in the wilderness also hunt deer .

for food.Many of the animals have been destroyed by the very cold winters recently and by changes in the wilderness plant life.When the deer can’t find enough food,they die. If the wolves continue to kill large numbers of deer,their prey(猎物)will disappear some day.And the wolves will.too.So we must change the cycle of life in the wilderness to balance the ecology.If we killed more wolves,we would save them and their prey from dying out.We’d also save some farm animals. In another northern state , wolves attack cows and chickens for food . Farmers want the government to send biologists to study the problem.They believe it necessary to kill wolves in some areas and to protect them in places where there is a small woIf population. Against Killing Wolves If you had lived long ago,you would have heard many different stories about the dangerous wolf.According to most stories,hungry wolves often kill people for food.Even today,the stories of the“big bad woIf'"will not disappear. But the fact is wolves are afraid of people.and they seldom travel in areas where there is a human smell.When wolves eat other animals,they usually kill the very young.or the sick and injured .The strongest survive .No kind of animal would have survived through the centuries if the weak members had lived.And has always been a law of nature. Although some people say it is good sense to kill wolves,we say it is nonsense!Researchers have found wolves and their prey living in balance.The wolves keep the deer population from becoming too large,and that keeps a balance in the wilderness plant life. The real problem is that the areas where wolves can live are being used bv people.Even if wilderness land is not used directly for human needs.the wolves can’t always find enough food .So they travel to the nearest source,which is often a farm .Then there is danger.The“big bad wolf”has arrived! And everyone knows what happens next. 60.According to the passage,some people in North America favor killing wolves for all the following reasons EXCET that . A.there are too many wolves B.they kill large numbers deer C.they attack cows and chickens for food D.they destroy the wilderness plant life 选 D 根据文中小标题 For killing wolves 第一段第三行“so the wolf population has increased”第 三段第一句和第四段第一句话,可知选项 D 不是原因 61.Some people are against killing wolves because . A.wolves help to keep the ecological balance in the wildemess B.there is too small a wolf population in the wilderness C.there are too many deer in the wilderness D.wolves are afraid of people and never attack people 选 A 小标题 Against killing wolves 中第三段最后一句 62.According to those against killing wolves,when wolves eat other animals, . A.they never eat strong and healthy onesB.they always go against the law of nature C.they might help this kind of animals survive in nature

D.they disturb the ecological balance in the wilderness 选 C 小标题 Against killing wolves 中第二段最后两行可知强者生存,弱者淘汰是自然法则 63.The last sentence“And everyone knows what happens next”implies that in such cases . A.farm animals will be in danger and have to be shipped away B.woIves will kill people and people will in turn kill them C.wolves wilI find enough food sources on famls D.people will leave the areas where wolves can live 选 B 文中最后一段可知狼居住的地方被人类占据,它们就会跑到就近的农场等地吃人,那么人类就会反过 来杀死它们 Passage 3 (10·全国ⅠE 篇) There were smiling children all the way. Charily they knew at what time the train passed their homes and they made it their business to stand along the railway, wave to complete strangers and cheer them up as they rushed towards Penang. Often whole families stood outside their homes and waved and smiled as if those on the trains were their favorite relatives. This is the simple village people of Malaysia. I was moved. I had always traveled to Malaysia by plane or car, so this was the first time I was on a train. I did not particularly relish the long train journey and had brought along a dozen magazines to read and reread. I looked about the train. There was not one familiar face. I sighed and sat down to read my Economics. It was not long before the train was across the Causeway and in Malaysia. Johore Baru was just another city like Singapore, so I was tired of looking at the crowds of people as they hurried past. As we went beyond the city, I watched the straight rows of rubber trees and miles and miles of green. Then the first village came into sight, Immediately I came alive; I decided to wave hack. From then on my journey became interesting. I threw my magazines into the waste basket and decided to join in Malaysian life. Then everything came alive. The mountains seemed to speak to me. Even the trees were smiling. I stared at everything as if I was looking at it for the first time. The day passed fast and I even forgot to have my lunch until I felt hungry. I looked at my watch and was surprised that it was 3:00 pm. Soon the train pulled up at Butterworth. I looked at the people all around me. They all looked beautiful. When my uncle arrived with a smile, I threw my arms around him to give him a warm hug (拥抱). I had never done this before. He seemed surprised and then his weather-beaten face warmed up with a huge smile. We walked arm in arm to his car. I looked forward to the return journey. 71. The author expected the train trip to be A. adventurous B. pleasant C. exciting D. dull

72.What did the author remember most fondly of her train trip? A. The friendly country people. B. The mountains along the way. C. The crowds of people in the streets. D. The simple lunch served on the train. 73.Which of the following words can best take the place of the word“relish”in the second paragraph? A. choose B. enjoy C. prepare for D. carry on 74.Where was the writer going? A. Johore Baru. B. The Causeway. C. Butterworth. D. Singapore. 75.What can we learn from the story? A. Comfort in traveling by train. B. Pleasure of living in the country. C. Reading gives people delight. D. Smiles brighten people up. 答案: 71.选 D。根据第二段,作者是第一次坐长途火车,带了很多杂志看,可以看出作者一开始认为坐火车是 dull(乏味的)。 72.选 A。根据第一段,马来西亚人很热情,总会微笑着在站台上对火车里的陌生人挥手,欢迎乘客来到马 来西亚。作者很感动。 73.选 B。参照第 71 题。作者开始并不享受火车之旅。 74.选 C。倒数第二段,Soon the train pulled up at Butterworth.火车在 Butterworth 停下来。 75.选 D。文章主要讲述作者从看到马来西亚人总会在站台上笑对火车里的陌生人挥手后,心情由无聊、乏 味变成高兴。可以看出,微笑能让人提起精神。 Passage 4 (10·湖北 A 篇) It was a Sunday and the heavy storm had lasted all night.The morning after the storm,though,was beautiful:blue skies,warm air and a calm,inviting sea touching the shore gently. My father realised it was a good day for fishing and invited my sister and me to go with him.I was only 14 and fishing had never been my thing, but I decided to go all the same.I’m so glad I did. On the road to the harbour we could see the terrible destruction on the coast,but the harbour itself was in fairly good shape.After all, it was protected by the arms of a bay that had only one tiny channel to the sea.As we got on board,we noticed two big humps(脊背) in the distance. On approaching them,we saw it was a mother whale with her baby.We couldn’t believe it —

—there aren’t any whales along the coast here.The storm must have driven them across the ocean into the bay, in which the still water was so badlly polluted that nothing could survive. The little baby whale——actually as big as our boal——was obviously stuck and could not move.The mother dived under the water and came up suddenly,making big whirlpools( 漩涡 ) and waves.”She’s trying to help her baby, but on the wrong side,”my father said.At this point,my father moved our boat in a semicircle to the other side and ,heading the boat towards the baby whale,pushed it gently.With our several gentle pushes the big hump turned over and disappared under water.Then it swam up right beside its mum.They struggled in their desperate attempts to escape but missed the exit and started heading in the wrong direction.We hurried up to the whales and tried to lead them towards the bay channel.Showly,they let us lead them,some-times rising from the water right beside us to breathe——and to give us a trusting look with those huge eyes.Once they hit their first part of clean water flowing straight from the sea,the mum gave us a wave with her tail and off they swam into the distance. In the excitement it had felt like only a few minutes, but we had been with those wonderful animals for almost an hour and a half.That was the simple and lasting beauty of the day,Nearly four decades later ,I still look back fondly to that golden day at sea. 51. The author says “I’m so glad I did .”(in Para.2)because __________. A. be witnessed the whole process of fishing B. he enjoyed the beauty of the calm sea C. he experienced the rescue of the whales D. he spent the weekend with his family 52. The harbour survived the storm owing to____________. A. the shape of the harbour B. the arms of the bay C. the still water in the channel D. the long coast line 53. The mother whale failed to help her baby because__________. A. she had stayed in the polluted water for too long B. the whirlpools she had made were not big enough C. she had no other whales around to turn to for help D. the waves pushed her baby in the wrong direction 54.what is the theme of the story? A. Saving lives brings people a sense of happiness B. Fishing provides excitement for children C. It’s necessary to live in harmony with animals D. It’s vital to protect the environment 答案:51.C 52.B 53.D 54.A Passage 5 (10·北京 A 篇) Goldie's Secret

She turned up at the doorstep of my house in Cornwall. No way could I have sent her away. No way, not me anyway. Maybe someone had kicked her out of their car the night before. "We're moving house.'; "No space for her any more with the baby coming." "We never really wanted her, but what could we have done? She was a present." People find all sorts of excuses for abandoning an animal. And she was one of the most beautiful dogs I had ever seen. I called her Goldie. If I had known what was going to happen I would have given her a more creative name. She was so unsettled during those first few days. She hardly ate anything and had such an air of sadness about her. There was nothing I could do to make her happy, it seemed. Heaven knows what had happened to her at her previous owner's. But eventually at the end of the first week she calmed down. Always by my side, whether we were out on one of our long walks or sitting by the fire. That's why it was such a shock when she pulled away from me one day when we were out for a walk. We were a long way from home, when she started barking and getting very restless. Eventually I couldn't hold her any longer and she raced off down the road towards a farmhouse in the distance a

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