阅读下列四篇短文，从每小题后所给的 A,B,C 或 D 四个选项中，选出最佳选项。
I needed to buy a digital camera, one that was simply good at taking good snaps(快 照), maybe occasionall
y for magazines. Being the cautious type, I fancied a reliable brand. So I went on the net, spent 15 minutes reading product reviews on good websites, wrote down the names of three top recommendations and headed for my nearest big friendly camera store. There in the cupboard was one of the cameras on my list. And it was on special offer. Oh joy. I pointed at it and asked an assistant, “Can I have one of those?” He looked perturbed (不安). “Do you want to try it first?” he said. It didn’t quite sound like a question. “Do I need to? “ I replied. “There’s nothing wrong with it? “ This made him look a bit insulted and I started to feel bad. “No, no, But you should try it,” he said encouragingly. “Compare it with the others.”
I looked across at the others: shelves of similar cameras placed along the wall, offering a wide range of slightly different prices and discounts, with each company selling a range of models based a round the same basic box. With so many models to choose from, it seemed that I would have to spend hours weighing X against Y, always trying to take Z and possibly R into account at the same time. But when I had finished, I would still have only the same two certainties that I had entered the store with: first, soon after I carried my new camera out of the shop, it would be worth half what I paid for it; and second, my wonderful camera would very quickly be replaced by a new model.
But something in the human soul whispers that you can beat these traps by making the right choice, the clever choice, the wise choice. In the end, I agreed to try the model I had chosen. The assistant seemed a sincere man. So I let him take out my chosen camera from the cupboard, show how it took excellent pictures of my fellow shoppers. . . and when he started to introduce the special features, I interrupted to ask whether I needed to buy a carry-case and a memory card as well.
Why do we think that new options (选择) still offer us anything new? Perhaps it is because they offer an opportunity to avoid facing the foot that our real choices in this culture are far more limited than we would like to imagine.
1. The shop assistant insisted that the writer should
A. try the camera to see if there was anything wrong with it
B. compare the camera he had chosen with the others
C. get more information about different companies
D. trust him and stop asking questions
2. What does the writer mean by“it would be worth half what I paid for it” (Paragraph 2)?
A. He should get a 50% discount.
B. The price of the camera was unreasonably high.
C. The quality of the camera was not good.
D. The camera would soon fall in value.
3. The writer decided to try the model he had chosen because he
A. knew very little about it
B. didn’t trust the shop assistant
C. wanted to make sure the one he chose would be the best
D. had a special interest in taking pictures of his fellow shoppers
4. It can be inferred from the passage that in the writer’s opinion,
A. people waste too much money on cameras
B. cameras have become an important part of our daily life
C. we don’t actually need so many choices when buying a product
D. famous companies care more about profit than quality
【2014 高考英语安徽省联考模拟试题】 It's not about how much money you make, and it's not about who your daddy is. And no, it's definitely not about whether you look like Tom Cruise or his wife Katie Holmes ... What it is about is these simple things, things that maybe even a person like Tom Cruise does not have. We're talking about being attractive in general, whether it's on a job interview or just gaining the respect of your colleagues. Ask lots of questions In other words, be humble. If you come across as a know-it-all (even if you really do know it all!)， it really pushes people away. Rather, asking lots and lots of questions (even dumb ones) makes people feel like you care, you can be trusted, and you are... humble. Stay busy Do you really know the power of this? We're told to stay busy to prevent depression and feelings of anxiety. But did you know you should also stay busy to be really attractive? It's true. Always have something to do. Have you ever seen someone just sitting around, doing nothing? How unattractive. Always be busy with something, even if for some reason you have to make something up. Show your pearly whites (or just smile)
Smile more, no matter how ugly your teeth are. I'm not kidding about this one. It's not all about the teeth. If you are smiling genuinely, you can draw everyone for 100 meters around to you. Be interested in other men Be interested in the other person. Again, ask them questions. Don't talk about yourself... remove attention from yourself. If you are truly interested in the person, it will come across. And if you want to talk about yourself, you'll find that putting the other person first actually opens him up to return the favor and ask you questions. See how fun this is? So, yes it is possible to be the most attractive person in the world. If you've noticed the ring throughout the article, it has a lot to do with just being confident in who you are. Nobody needs to look like Tom Cruise or Will Smith or their wives, or anyone else for that matter. Every person, of every race, of every nationality, of every background, can be the most attractive person in the world. 60. In the writer’s opinion, attractiveness is determined by a person’s ________. A. good looks B. white teeth C. confidence D. race
61. The underlined sentence means that __________. A. if you are a know-it-all, you are surely welcome B. being a know-it-all may keep people away from you C. a person should pretend to be a know-it-all when communicating with others D. people admire a person who know it all 62. In order to be attractive, you should do followings EXCEPT ________. A. Behave like Tom Cruise B. ask questions C. smile D. keep busy
63. The main idea of the article is to tell us _________. A. How to make friends C. How to reduce depression 【参考答案】60-63 CBAD B. How to build your confidence D. How to be attractive
【2014 高考英语安徽省联考模拟试题】 C BBC Sports program Sunday. We are currently planning our Volunteer Program, which will ensure volunteers are trained and ready to go for 2012.Up to 70,000 volunteers will be needed to help put on the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Our program will aim to encourage a wide range of people to join in. We will provide the training to make sure our volunteers' skills are of the highest standard. London 2012 is an opportunity to inspire everyone to develop their interests and volunteer—in sport and also more widely within their community. Applications will open in the late 2011.We'll recruit( 招募 ) volunteers from across the UK—from a range of communities and backgrounds. Our recruitment process will be open and fair. Our goal is to select applicants who meet our standards and who will bring passion, enthusiasm and energy to the Games. Previous volunteering experience is not necessary. We'll give each successful applicant a specific role, allowing them to contribute meaningfully to the Games. There will be two kinds of Games volunteer—specialist and generalist. Specialist volunteers will have specific existing skills or qualifications that are needed for them to complete the role, for example, sport or medical training. Generalist volunteers will not need any special skills or qualifications and will receive full training. They might be given roles in areas such as event services, uniform distribution (分发) and village operations. All volunteers will be expected to attend training events that will give them the knowledge they need to carry out their role. There are lots of charities and sporting organizations that are looking for volunteers to help them. While you are waiting for applications for the London 2012 volunteer program to open in the late 2011, why not consider getting involved locally? You can find opportunities to volunteer in a range of activities in your local area by following the links on the right hand side of this page or make local enquiries about the needs in your community.
64．Where will you probably find this article? A. In a newspaper. C. In a magazine. B. On a webpage. D. In a textbook
65．Who can apply to become a volunteer in the 2012 Olympics? A. People from some English-speaking countries. B. People with volunteering experience. C. People who meet the standards. D. People with a knowledge of the Olympic history. 66．Which of the following statements is WRONG? A. Two kinds of volunteers will be needed. B. Specialist volunteers do not have to attend training events. C. Applications will not be accepted until 20. D. Generalist volunteers will be fully trained. 67．What can you do in July, 2011? A. Do some volunteering work locally. B. Apply to become a volunteer in the 2012 Olympics. C. Get trained in the Volunteer Program. D. Join in the Olympic Games. 【参考答案】64-67 BCBA
阅读理解-----B Exploit your parking space An unused parking spac e or garage can make money. If you live near a city center or an airport, you could make anything up to ?200 or ?300 a week. Put an advertisement （广告）for free on Let park or At my house park. Rent（出租）a room Spare room? Not only will a lodger（房客）earn you an income, but also, thanks to the government-backed “rent a room” program, you won’t have to pay any tax on
the first ?4500 you make per year. Try advertising your room on Roomspare or Roommateeasy. Make money during special events Won’t want a full-time lodger? Then rent on a short-term basis. If you live in the capital, renting a room out during the Olympics or other big events could bring in money, Grashpadder can advertise your space. Live on set Renting your home out as a “film set” could earn you hundreds of pounds a day, depending on the film production company and how long your home is needed. A quick search on the Internet will bring up dozens of online companies that allow you to register your home for free—but you will be charged if your home gets picked. Use your roof You need the right kind of roof, but some energy compa nies pay the cost of fixing solar equipment(around￡14,000), and let you use the energy produced for nothing. In return, they get paid for unused energy fed back into the National Grid. However, you have to sign a 25-year agreement with the supplier, which could prevent you from changing the roof. ( ) 1. If you earn ￡5000 from renting a room in one year, the tax you need to pay
will be based on ______. A. ￡800 ( B. ￡500 C. ￡4500 D.5000
) 2. Where can you put an advertisement to rent out a room during a big event? B. On Roomspare.
A. On Letpark.
C. On Grashpadder. D. On Roommateeasy. ( ) 3. If you want to use energy free, you have to_____.
A. sign an agreement with the govern ment B. pay around ￡14,000 for the equipment C. sell the roof to some energy companies D. keep the roof unchanged for within 25 years ( ) 4. For whom the text most probably written? B. Advertisers.
C. House owners. D. Online companies
阅读理解。阅读下列四篇短文，从每小题后所给的 A,B,C 或 D 四个选项中，选出最佳选项。 The American book Who Moved My Cheese has been a bestseller all over the world. It teaches people how to face changes in their lives. Now its author Spence Johnson has written a book just for teens. The book tells us that when facing change in our lives, like a new school or new friends, don't be afraid. Instead, use this change to make a better life. The book gives an example of a change at school. A school is changing from having two terms to three terms because there are too may students. Several teens are talking about this. Most of them are unhappy and worried. But Chris is not. He laughs and tells a story about two mice, two "little people" and some cheese. The four are in a maze looking for the cheese. Here, cheese means something important in life, like moving to a new class or getting into college. But they find the cheese is gone. The mice realize that they can't change what has happened and
have to find more cheese. This means finding different dreams. The little people, however, can't do this. They are afraid of change so they find no cheese. After Chris finishes the story, the friends understand one thing: to get more cheese, move in a new direction quickly. His friends understand how this can be used in the changes all teens face, such as doing well at school or having good relationships or just feeling good about yourself. 1. The book Who Moved My Cheese is _______. A. written all over the world C. sold only in America 2. What does the text mainly discuss? A. Never change in our life. C. Change with the changes. B. Change when you like to do. D. Pay attention to the changes. B. read across the world D. loved only by teens
3. The underline word "four"(paragraph 3) refers to _____. A. Mice and little people B. Students C. Cheese D. Readers
4. In our lives, we should learn from _______. A. Mice B. Little people C. Chris D. Spence Johnson
5. Which of the following sta tements is true? A. The author is Britain. B. There are three terms in every school. C. Most teens don't understand Chris' story. D. The book tells teens how to face changes in their lives.