第二部分：词汇知识运用（共两节，满分 40 分） 第一节：多项选择（共 10 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 10 分） 从 A、B、C、D 四个选项中，选出可以填入空白处的最佳选项，并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。 The class is discussing a newspaper editorial that ________ citizen
s to help reduce the noise and air pollution in the city. A. urges B. promises C. demands D.drags According to Nobel’s famous will, the interests on his fund will be __________ to five people who have made great contributions to mankind during the previous years. A. contributed B. devoted C. distributed D. advocated As she got older, offers of modeling work began to __________, as a result of which, she had to find another way out. A. dry up B. turn up C.cut down D.dry out After September 11th, the tourism industry was hit hard. But the President was determined to __________ the economy and create more opportunities to attract visitors. A. turn back B. turn around C. set aside D. set up Scientific progress is useless without measures to deliver such progress to those __________. A. in need B. in case C. in turn D. in all When he tried to stand up, his legs refused to be straightened; he sat back _________, supporting himself with his right hand. A. clumsily B. slightly C. comfortably D. patiently The factors in success include teachers’ good professional qualities, _________ preparation before class, practice of interactive teaching method and novel teaching content. A. ambitious B. mental C. physical D. adequate Frank put the medicine in a top drawer to make sure it would not be ________ to the kids. A. accessible B.relative C. acceptable D. sensitive During the NPC and CPPCC (两会), to guarantee the ________ of the deputies was one of the most important jobs for the government of Beijing city. A. accommodation B. arrangement C. profit D. occupation If for any reason, you are unhappy with the purchase, you may return it to us within 30 days for a full ________ or replacement. A. bonus B. scholarship C. pension D. refund 第二节：完形填空（共 20 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 20 分） 阅读下面短文，从短文后所给各题的四个选项（A,B,C,D）中选出可以填入空白处的最佳选
项，并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。 It took place at the Biltmore Hotel, which, to my eight-year-old mind, was just about the fanciest place to eat. My 31 , my mother, and I were having lunch after a morning spent shopping. I ordered a Salisbury Steak. When brought to the table, it was 32 by a plate of peas. I do not like peas now. I did not like peas then. I have always hated peas. And I 33 was not about to eat them now. “ Eat your peas”, my grandmother said. “Mother,” said my mother in her 34 voice. “He doesn’t like peas. Leave him alone.” My grandmother did not reply. She 35 in my direction, looked at me in the eye, and said the fateful words that changed my life: “ I’ll 36 you five dollars if you eat those peas.” I had absolutely no idea of the coming 37 . I only knew that five dollars was an enormous, nearly 38 amount of money, and awful as peas were, only one plate of them stood between me and the 39 of that five dollars. I began to force the terrible things down my 40 . My mother was very angry. My grandmother had that 41 look of someone who has thrown down an unbeatable trump card(王牌). “I can do what I want, Ellen, and you can’t stop me.” My mother glared at her mother. She glared at me. I, of course, kept shoving peas down my throat. The 42 made me nervous, and every single pea made me want to throw up, but the magical image of that five dollars 43 before me, and I finally 44 down every last one of them. My grandmother handed me the five dollars in a(n) showy way. My mother continued to 45 in silence. And the episode ended. Or so I thought. My grandmother left for Aunt Lillian’s a few weeks later. That night, at dinner, my mother served my favorite foods. Along with them came a big, steaming bowl of peas. She offered me some peas, and I certainly 46 . My mother fixed me with a cold 47 as she put a huge pile of peas onto my plate. Then came the words that were to 48 me for years. “You ate them for 49 ,” she said. “You can eat them for love.” What possible argument could I gather against that? There was none. I ate them that day and every other time they were 50 from that time on. A. grandmother B. sister C. brother D. father A. covered B. accompanied C. replaced D. ruined A. passively B. particularly C. sincerely D.certainly A. warning B. pleasant C. terrified D. bored A. came B. walked C. leaned D. waved A. buy B. pay C. provide D. reward A. taste B.misfortune C. fortune D. criticism A. unacceptable B.uncertain C. unimaginable D. undeniable A. possession B. thought C. reference D. offer A. mouth B. face C. pocket D. throat
A. proud B. surprised C. offensive D. self-satisfied A. peas B. glares C. words D. gestures A. floated B. faded C. escaped D. rolled A. ate B. swallowed C. put D.poured A. glare B. talk C. eat D. smile A. hesitated B. accepted C. refused D. complained A. hand B. voice C. look D. eye A. push B. benefit C. trouble D. cheer A. money B. pressure C. fun D. love A. awarded B. rewarded C. served D. mentioned 第三部分：阅读理解（共 20 小题；每小题 2 分，满分 40 分） 阅读下列短文，从没篇短文后所给各题的四个选项（A、B、C 和 D）中，选出最佳选项，并 在答题卡上将该项涂黑。 A I saw a lady with a guide dog pass my window. Before she had managed to disappear from view she stopped. After a minute or so I watched as she signalled her dog to walk forward, the dog however remained sitting and refused to move. This continued for another minute or so until I was so puzzled by it that I went out to see what was happening. Sure enough the woman was still standing and trying in vain to get the dog to move forward. I approached and asked what the problem was. She explained that a car a few yards ahead had its tyres on the kerb(路沿) and its motor running. In a situation like this the dog is trained not to proceed but will wait for the car to either move on or have its engine turned off. As I looked at the car I was able to tell the blind lady that in fact there was no one in it. The driver had left the engine running and popped into a shop for something. I waited another 2 or 3 minutes until the driver returned and hopped into the car totally oblivious to the inconvenience he had caused. I pointed out what had happened to the driver who seemed a little embarrassed and shot off in the car. Only a week or so later I saw the same thing. Only this time I had the answer. Once again the same blind lady and her dog were on one side of the path. The dog sat on the pavement and the lady signalled it to move forward. This time a van was parked at the side of the dirt track, the driver reading a newspaper with his engine running to keep warm. I was able to explain to the van driver what was happening and he immediately switched the engine off and the dog got up and crossed the dirt track. A lesson to us all? It was to me and one I will never forget. The guide dog refused to move because __________. it was too tired to walk B. it had been trained to do so C. the car was parked too close to the dog D.the lady didn’t give it correct instruction We learn from the second paragraph that the driver ___________. parked his car there on purpose
didn’t realize the inconvenience he had caused forgot to turn off his car engine didn’t know what had happened until he returned What kind of lesson did the author learn from his experience? Keep away from a guide dog. Remember to give way to the guide dog. Shut off the car engine when seeing a guide dog. Show more concern to the blind. What would be the best title for the passage? A lesson to all drivers B. A lady and her guide dog C. A problem with guide dogs D. A driver’s puzzle B Let’s face it. No one drinks diet soda for the taste. People drink diet soda in the hope that it will help them lose weight or at least keep them from gaining it.Yet it seems to have exactly the opposite effect, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Texas said those who drank two or more diet sodas a day had waist size increases that were six times greater than those of people who didn’t drink diet soda. What we saw was that the more diet sodas a person drinks, the more weight they were likely to gain.” said Sharon Fowler. The study was based on data from 474 participants in a larger, ongoing research project, where the participants were followed for nearly 10 years. While the findings were surprising, they also offer some explanations. Nutrition expert, Melanie Rogers, who works with overweight patients in New York, has found that when patients are switched from regular to diet soda, they don’t lose weight at all, “We weren’t seeing weight loss necessarily, and that was confusing to us.” said Rogers. So why would diet soda cause weight gain? No one knows for sure yet, but it could be that people think they can eat more if they drink diet soda, and so over-compensate for the missing calories. A related study found some sweeteners(甜味剂）raised blood sugar levels in some mice. “Data from this and other potential studies suggest that the promotion of diet sodas and artificial sweeteners may be risky.”said study researcher Helen P. Hazuda, professor at the University of Texas’s school of medicine. They may be free of calories, but not of consequences. People drink diet soda to ___________. stay in fashion B. enjoy its taste C. gain more energy D. achieve weight loss The new study suggests that drinking diet soda ____________. helps people to be healthier B. causes people to become heavier C. offers people more calories D. makes people much thinner We can learn from the passage that ____________. diet soda drinkers tend to eat more food regular soda makes people lose more weight
most blood diseases come from diet soda diet soda does help reduce calories Which of the following is the best title for the passage? Diet soda is good for your health. B. Diet soda may cause overweight. C. Sweeteners can raise blood sugar levels. D. A research about nutrition. C In today’s competitive environment, every school and college wants to engage its students in a vast range of activities. With such a vast range of activities, students often get confused about their actual area of interest from the very beginning of their educational course. Therefore, a lot of students end up making wrong career choices. Wrong career decisions can lead to lack of interest in work, followed by lack of work satisfaction. Many times pressure from parents is one of the major reasons that drive students towards poor career choices. To avoid any such possibility, parents should let their children follow their dreams and allow them to choose the career option as their interest. Rather than putting unnecessary pressure on the kids, the parents should motivate them to bring forward their area of interest. If your child is interested in making a career in areas like painting, writing, or singing as a parent you should encourage them in pursing their area of interest as it will set them free to become a natural learner. Parents often find it difficult to help their child in making right career choices. In such cases, the role of career development and guidance comes into play. These career development organizations have highly qualified career planners who help the students aware of the importance of career growth. They also help them in realizing their real area of interest and make the right career choice based on that. Most of the career guidance centers will take your children through a series of aptitude, personality development and other tests in order to realize the strong point of your children. They will then help your children work towards their areas for development and make a career move that is sure to open new doors of success for them. Nowadays several schools are also hiring expert career counsellors who work for the benefit of children. They take special classes for making the kids aware of their area of expertise in turn helping them for a better career development. Besides this, the parents should also ensure that their children interact with other scholars, who have successful career stories. This will encourage them to think seriously about their career, and make plans in order to boost their career growth. Why are some students puzzled about their actual area of interest? A. Because they are led to wrong career choices in schools. B. Because there are a wide range of activities in schools. C. Because they suffered failures from the beginning of their school life. D. Because it’s hard to develop their own interest in today’s competitive environment. What does the author mainly suggest to parents in paragraph 2?
A. Letting their children make career choices as their interest. B. Thinking twice about their children’s career. C. Guiding their children in career choices. D. Allowing their children to be a natural learner. The underlined phrase “ comes into play” in the third paragraph probably means “_______”. A. makes no difference B. comes together C. plays around D. takes effect It can be inferred from the passage that most of the career guidance centers ____________. A. are likely to put unnecessary pressure on the kids B. find it difficult to help students in making career choices C. have tests to find weaknesses of their customers D. discover children’s area of interest for success in career D What is the nature of the scientific attitude, the attitude of the man or woman who studies and applies physics, biology, chemistry, geology, engineering, medicine or any other science? We all know that science plays an important role in our societies. However, many people believe that our progress depends on two different aspects of science. The first aspect is the application of the machines, products and systems of knowledge that scientists and technologists develop. The second is the application of the special methods of thought and action that scientists use in their work. What are these special methods of thinking and acting? First of all, it seems that a successful scientist is curious— he wants to find attention to problems which he notice out how and why the universe works. He usually pay attention to problems which he notices have no satisfying explanation, and looks for relationships even if the data available seem to be unconnected. Moreover, he thinks he can improve the existing conditions and enjoys trying to solve the problems which this involves. He is a good observer, accurate, patient and objective and uses the facts he observes to the fullest. For example, trained observers obtain a very large amount of information about a star mainly from the accurate analysis of the simple lines that appear in a spectrum(光谱). He does not accept statements which are not based on the most complete evidence available. He rejects authority as the only basis for truth. Scientists always check statements and make experiments carefully and objectively. Furthermore, he does not readily accept his own idea, since he knows that man is the least reliable of scientific instruments and that a number of factors tend to disturb objective investigation. Lastly, he is full of imagination since he often has to look for relationships in data which are not only complex but also frequently incomplete. Furthermore, he needs imagination if he wants to guess how processes work and how events take place. These seem to be some of the ways in which a successful scientist or technologist thinks and acts.
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