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成考专升本《英语》突破练习

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成考专升本《英语》突破练习

  l.Phonetics ( 5 points)
  Directions:In each of the following groups of words, there are four underlined letters or letter combinations marked A,B,C and D.Compare the underlined parts and iden-tify the one that is different from the others in pronunciation. Mark your answerby blackening the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.
  1.A. penalty
  B. moment
  C.quarrel
  D.absent
  2.A. sympathy
  B. material
  C. courage
  D. analysis
  3.A. starvation
  B. suggestionC. satisfaction
  D. situation
  4.A. donkey.
  B.turkey
  C. money
  D.obey.
  5.A. reviseB.consistC. advertise
  D. visit
  .Vocabulary and Structure ( 15 points )
  Directions : There are 15 incomplete sentences in this section.For each sentence there are four choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose one answer that best completes the sentence and blacken the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.
  6.Jonathan and Joe left the house to go for__ after supper.
  A. walk
  B.the walk
  C. wallks
  D.a walk
  7.He pointed at the new car and asked, '_.__ is it? Have you ever seen it before?'
  A. Why
  B. Where
  C.Who
  D. Whose
  8. My father asked __ to help with his work.
  A.l and Tom
  B.Tom and me
  C. me and Tom
  D.Tom and l
  9.Nowadays little knowledge __ to be a dangerous thing.
  A. seem
  B. seemed
  C.does seem
  D.do seem
  10. lf their marketing team succeeds, they __ their profits by 20 percent.
  A. will increase
  B. would be increasing
  C.will have increased
  D. would have been increasing
  11.You'd better take these documents with you _ you need them for the meeting.
  A. unless
  B.in case
  C. until
  D.so that
  12.l haven' t been to a pop festival before and Mike hasn' t _-
  A. too
  B. as well
  C. neither
  D.either
  13.__ is known to the world,Mark Twain was a great American writer.
  A. As
  B.Once
  C.That
  D. lt
  14.John complained to the bookseller that there were several pages_..... in the dictionary.
  A. lacking
  B.losing
  C. missing
  D.dropping
  15.Not until the game had begun __ at the sports ground.
  A. should he have arrived
  B. would he have arrived
  C. did he arrive
  D.had he arrived
  16.Moviegoers know that many special effects are created by computers,they often don' tknow is that these scenes still require a lot of work.
  A.That
  B. Whom
  C. What
  D.How
  17.The president is to give a formal __ at the opening ceremony.
  A. speech
  B.debate
  C. discussion
  D. argument
  18.When l am confronted with such questions, my mind goes_, and l can hardly remember myown date of birth.
  A. faint
  B. blank
  C. dark
  D. blind
  19.lf they are willing to lend us the money we need,all our problems will be__
  A. solved
  B.caused
  c. covered
  D. met
  20.This article __ more attention to the problem of cultural conflicts.
  A. cares for
  B. allows for
  c. applies for
  D.calls for
  完形填空
  Directions:For each blank in the following passage, there are four choices marked A, BO Cand D. Choose the one that is most suitable and mark your answer by
  blackeningthe corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.
  What enables some people to get big creative breakthroughs while others only get small and non-creative breakdowns, blaming themselves and society? Are some people 'gifted'? Are there other factors_ 21 _work--factors that we have more control over than we think?While nobody can deny the_ 22_ _that some people seem to be blessed with particular creativity, research shows that anyone can_ 23 their chances of coming up with new and original ideas_ 24 they would only engage themselves more in the process of 25 . It' s the old Thomas Edison thing about ' discovery_2699 percent perspiration (汗水) and 1 percent inspiration. '_ 27 the studies prove this:great creative breakthroughs usually happen only 28 intense periods of struggle. It is sustained effort towards a specific goa| 29 eventually prepares for great creative nsights.
  This kind of sustained effort does not always_ 30 immediate results, a fact that not only separates the innovators (革新者) from non-innovators, but_ 31 leads some people to conclude that it is just not 32 for hem. 'Maybe | should have gone to medical school like my mother wanted,' they wonder when the br eakthrough is_ 33 _to be found. Alas, one forgets during inevitable encounters_ 34 self-doubt,that the big surprise is never_ 35 . Indeed,it can happen at any time and place.
  21. A. to
  B. in
  C. at
  D.by
  22. A. issue
  B. problem
  C. reason
  D. fact
  23. A. miss
  B. reduce
  C. increase
  D.lose .
  24. A. because
  B. if
  C. while
  D. whether
  25. A. creation
  B. practice
  C. production
  D. achievement
  26. A. being
  B. be
  C. was
  D. were
  27. A. Sooner or later
  B. Some day or other
  C. Every now and then
  D. Time and again
  28. A. beyond
  B. after
  C. above .
  D. through
  29. A. that
  B. who
  C. what
  D. as
  30. A. create
  B. produce
  C. inspire
  D. encourage
  31. A. too
  B. once
  C. again
  D. also
  32. A. good
  B. difficult
  C. possible
  D. stupid
  33. A. anywhere
  B. everywhere
  C. somewhere
  D. nowhere
  34. A. against .
  B. across
  C. with
  D. into
  35. A. far away
  B. used up
  C. cleared off
  D. near by
  阅读理解
  Passage One
  Debate is a valuable way to practise communicating. It can also bring long-lasting rewards,especially for people working with Western businesses. The main activity of debate is presenting one' s opinion and suppmting it with evidence,such as statistics or facts. It is a way of persuasive communication.
  Charles Lebeau helped create the 'Discover Debate' method. He says debate is important to understanding how people communicate in Western business. Successful debaters learn how to give their opinkm,reasans and support. 'What we are trying to do is to develop a kind of thinking or approach to discussion and how to interact (交流) with someone else' s opinion, rather than brush their opinion aside.
  Debate skills are also important in selling a product, he says. In that situation,the judges are the customem. 'So on Monday, for example, one company may come in and present their case to the customer and they' II make as strong a ease as they can. On Tuesday, the next day, another company will come in and present their ease to the customer. Usually the party that can present the strongest case wins'
  Debate also strengthens critical thinking. In other words, it helps students learn to ask questionsand try to understand someone's reasons and evidence.lift- .Lebeau points out that successful debaters learn to listen carefully to what other people are saying. Then, they look for the weak points in someone else' s opinion or argument. He says debate teaches a systematic way of questioning.Successful debaters also learn to think from someone else' s point of view. Mr.Lebeau says debate can help broaden the mind. 'There' s an expression in English : don't criticize another person before you have walked in their shoes. I think the wonderful thing about debate is, it puts us in another person' s shoes.'
  36. According to Paragraph 1 ,what is the purpose of debate?
  A. To bring long-lasting material rewards.
  B. To present evidence such as statistics and facts.
  C. To respond to questions in a systematic way.
  D. To persuade people to accept your opinions.
  37. Why is debate important.9
  A. It helps people understand others better.
  B. It allows people to present their opinions.
  C. It develops one' s thinking and communicative competence.
  D. It gives one the opportunity to brush others' opinion aside.
  38. What does the underlined word 'case' in Paragraph 3 refer to?
  A. Container.
  B. Evidence.
  C. Problem.
  D. Product.
  39. What can debaters benefit from 'walking in another person's shoes' .9
  A. Becoming more broad-minded.
  B. Developing critical thinking.
  C. Finding others' weak points.
  D. Trying out others' methods.
  阅读理解
  Passage Two
  We all love a hero, and rescue dogs are some of the biggest heroes of all. You will often find them going above and beyond duty to save someone, risking--
  and at times losing--their lives in the process.
  Rescue dogs are generally found in the Sporting and Hunting Groups, or from the traditional Herding Group. These types include the Bloodhound, Labrador Retriever, Newfoundland, German Shepherd, Golden Retriever, and Belgian Malinois--all of which are chosen for search-and-rescue duty because of their amazing physical strength, loyalty, and their tendency for mental stability.
  These types also have a keen sense of hearing and smell--to better locate lost individuals- -and are often able to access hard-to-reach areas. As highly trained animals, they serve in many different fields, including specialist search, snow slide rescue, dead body location, and tracking.To overcome obstacles and succeed when performing the demanding dutiesof a search-and-rescue worker, a dog must display certain qualities. In additionto intelligence and strength, the dog must be swift, confident, easily trainable,adaptable, and have a high level of stamina (耐力) and endurance.A strong sense of group cooperation and an ability to engage in friendly playd .uring ' down' time is also required of search-and-rescue dogs.
  A rescue dog goes through many, many hours of intensive training to be fitfor duty. Training is not for the faint-hearted. Certification training can take from two to three years, working three to four hours a day, three to six days a week, often in group,team-oriented sessions.
  Each search-and-rescue field requires different types of training. Rescue training, for instance, includes 'air scenting'--where dogs are trained to smell theair for the victim' s scent (气味) and then follow the scent to the person. This ability is crucial to finding victims trapped under collapsed buildings and snow slide.
  40. Rescue dogs are chosen probably because__
  A. they are loyal .
  B. they are brave
  C. they have amazing appearances
  D. they have good eyesight
  41. What does ' faint- hearted' in Paragraph 5 mean??
  A. Courageous.
  B. Cowardly.
  C. Energetic.
  D. Slow.
  42. Which ability is most important for dogs to rescue people trapped in snow?
  A. Sharp hearing.
  B. Swift movement.
  C. Extraordinary smelling.
  D. A strong memory.
  43. What is the passage mainly about?
  A. Selection process of rescue dogs.
  B. Qualities and training of rescue dogs.
  C. Risks rescue dogs are faced with.
  D. Types of tasks rescue dogs can perform.
  阅读理解
  Passage Three
  Eating an apple a day doesn't keep the doctor away, but it does reduce the a mount of trips you make to the drug store per year. That ' s according to a newstudy that investigates whether there' s any truth in the old saying.
  A team of researchers led by Dr Matthew Davis, of the University of Michigan School of Nursing,asked 8,399 participants to answer survey questions about diet and health. A total of 753 were apple eaters,consuming at least 149g of rawapple per day. The remaining 7,646 were classed as non-apple eaters. When boh groups answered questions on trips to the doctor and trips to the drug storeper year,the apple eaters were found to be 27% less likely to visit the druggist for drugs.
  Trips to the doctor were not significantly affected by apple consumption, though. ' Evidence does not support that an apple a day keeps the doctor away. However, the small number of US adults who eat an apple a day does appear touse fewer prescription medications,' the study concludes.
  Apple eaters were also found to be less likely to smoke and be more likely to have a higher educational attainment than non-apple eaters. While apples do not compete with oranges, they docontain some immune (免疫的) system-increasing vitamin C, which may be why apple-eaters visit the druggist less. With over8mg of vitamin C per medium-sized fruit, an apple can provide roughly 14% your daily recommended intake.
  Previous studies have also linked apple consumption to a lower risk of Type 2diabetes (二型糖尿病) ,improved lung function and a lower risk of colon (结肠) cancer.
  44. How many non-apple eaters answered survey questions in the research?
  A. 149.
  B.7,646.
  C.753.
  D.8,399.
  45. What is the conclusion of the study?
  A. Apple consumption has greatly reduced US adults' trips to the doctor.
  B. An apple a day does keep the doctor away.
  C. Apples are far more nutritious than oranges.
  D. A small number of US adult apple eaters tend to take less medicine.
  46. What can we learn from the passage?
  A. Apples are better than oranges.
  B. Apples do have some vitamin C to increase the immune system.
  C. Apples can help cure certain diseases.
  D. Apples can provide people with sufficient daily intake of energy. .
  47. What can be described as the writing style of this passage?
  A. Objective.
  B. Creative.
  C. subjective
  D. persuasive
  阅读理解
  Passage Four
  Sometimes I scratch my head when I read about the government' s efforts to improve schools:new standards and tests to be applied, strict teacher evaluations, and threats of school closures and job losses. They frighten the school employees, not to mention the students. Instead of making people unable to solveproblems or try new ideas--which is what fear does to us--research on school reform strongly suggests that policy-makers should encourage school leaders totake a more humane approach. In their study on the reform efforts of twelve Chicago public schools, Bryk and Schneider found that enabling positive social relationships between the adults was the key to successful school improvement and that trust was at the heart of those relationships.
  Trust in schools comes down to one thing:psychological safety or safety tospeak one's mind,to discuss with openness and honesty what is and isn' t working,to make collective decisions.Yet this kind of safety doesn't come easily to schools. According to Bryk and Schneider, the adults in school rely on each other to do their jobs correctly and with integrity (正直). The challeage is that our expectations are very diverse based on our unique backgrounds.
  At one school where I taught, each teacher had different expectations abouthow much effort teachers should put into their work--a big difference between the teachers who left af~the last bell and those who worked into the evening.
  And when expectations are uncoasci or unspoken, it becomes impossible for others to live up to them.We also make assumptions about the intentions behind a person' s behavior. As we all Imam,assumptions are often wrong. For example, parents and teachers my think the principal taml particular decision based on his career advancement rather than hat' s best for the studeata. don't feel psychologically safe to question our assumptions and e~ aecmtiatm, trust itiea am the window and our relationships suffer.
  48. According to Paragraph 1,why does the author scratch his head?
  A. Because he doesn' t know what to do once schools are closed.
  B. Because he is not sure about the practicability of those new tests.
  C. Because he is concerned that many teachers will lose their jobs.
  D. Because he is not in favor of the government' s reform efforts.
  49. According to Bryk and Schneider, what was most important for successful school improvemt?
  A. New standards and tests in schools.
  B. Positive social relationships.
  C. Strict teacher and student evaluations.
  D. Assistance of the government.
  50. What is meant by trust in school?
  A. Freedom to express one' s views,
  B. Extra effort teachers put into their work.
  C. Independence of the teachers in schools.
  D. Unconscious and unspoken expectations.
  51. What does the author say about the assumptions made about the intentions behind a person's behavior?
  A. They should be trusted.
  B. They are often bold.
  C. They are often incorrect.
  D. They should be encouraged.
  阅读理解
  Passage Five
  An interesting project called Blue Zones is recording the lifestyle secrets of the communities with the highest, hest concentrations of centenarians in the World.
  The people in the five regions in Europe, Latin America,Asia and the US that live to be 100 have a lot going for them. Genes probably play a small role, but these folks also have strong social ties ,tightly-knit families and lots of opportu nities to exercise.
  As we were examining the dietary secrets of the Blue Zones, as described in author Dan Buettner' s latest book, The Blue Zones Solution, we were struck by how essential tea drinking is in these regions. In fact, Buettner's Blue Zones Beverage Rule--a kind of guideline summarized from his 15 or so years of studying these places--is:' Drink coffee for breakfast, tea in the afternoon, wine at 5 p.
  Science has plenty to say about the healthful virtues of green tea. Researchers are most enthusi- astic almt the components in green tea, as well as foods like cocoa. Why might they help so many Okina~vans in Japan break 1007 Some Components in green tea can lower the risk of stroke,heart disease attd several Cancers. One review study also found that drinking green tea can slightly improve metabolism (新陈代谢).
  If you find yourself on the island of Ilkaria, the Greek Blue Zone in the middle of the Aegean, you won't be offered any tea made with tea leaves. Instead, Ikarians typically make their daily cup of tea with just one fresh herb that they have picked themselves that day--either rosemary, wild sage,oregano,nmrjotmn,mint or dandelion,all plants that may have anti-inflammatory (消炎的) properties,which may help lower blood pressure. This could explain Ikaria' s very low dementia (痴呆) rate,since high blood pressure is a risk factor for the disease.
  52. What does the underlined word ' centenarians' in Paragraph 1 refer to?
  A. People who have secret lifestyles.
  B. People who enjoy physical exercise.
  C. People who are one hundred years old or older.
  D. People who carry the gene for being slim.
  53. According to Paragraph 3 ,what is the recommended time for tea drinking?
  A. In the morning.
  B.Anytimeofaday..
  C. In the early evening.
  D. In the afternoon.
  54. What may the tea Ilkarians drink daily help?
  A. To improve metabolism.
  B. To lower blood pressure.
  C. To lower life stress.
  D. To improve social relationships.
  55. What might be the best title of the passage?
  A. Tea-Drinking Tips
  B. Lifestyle Secrets of lkarian
  C. Tea-Drinking Ceremony in Okinawa
  D. Blue Zones Solutions
  1.Phonetics (5 points)
  Directions::In each of the following groups of words,there are four underlined letters or
  letter combinations marked A,B,C and D. Compare the underlined parts and identify the
  one that is different from the others in pronunciation. Mark your answer by blackening the
  corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.
  1.A.come B.some C.move D.love
  2.A.honor B.house C.horror D.heel
  3.A.thief B.think C.theory D.these
  4.A.now B.how C.allow D.window
  5.A.meat B.dead C.cream D.steal
  II. Vocabulary and Structure (15 points)
  Directions: There are 15 incomplete sentences in this section. For each sentence there
  are four choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose one answer that best completes the sentence and
  blacken the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.
  6.We asked both John and Jerry, but _____ could offer a satisfactory explanation.
  A.neither B.either C.both D.nor
  7.I’d like to find someone _____I can discuss such a problem.
  A.who B.whom C.with whom D.to whom
  8.The baby can’t even sit up yet,_____walk!
  A.don’t mention B.let alone C.other than D.rather than
  9.I did not notice that my dog was missing _____a moment ago.
  A.before B.until C. to D. On
  10.The company director has informed us that we must _____department budge by 25%
  A.cut down B.cut away C.cut off D.cut up
  11.Companies usually _____a number of experiments before a new product is launched.
  A.practice B.control C.carry D.conduct
  12.I remembered that the air conditioners _____runed off before left home.
  A.were B.were to be C.had been D.have been
  13.-How do you like your new job?
  -well, it’s great _____salary, but it does not offer much prospects for promotion.
  A.in change of B.in terms of C.in case of D.in favor of
  14.In my opinion, this is a(n)_____different matter.
  A.entirely B.merely C.purely D.fully
  15.Take an umbrella with you in case it_____.
  A.may rain B.could rain C.rained D.rains
  16.The murderer was brought in, with his hands_____ behind his back.
  A.to have been tied B.having tied C.to be tied D.tied
  17.-Do you think Joshua is the right person for this job?
  -He is well-grounded in economic theory, but lacks_____in production management.
  A.devotion B.attitude C.experience D.energy
  18._____about it earlier, we could have wamed people of the danger.
  A.Would we know B.Should we know C.Have we known D.Had we known
  19.It was_____ of you not to disturb these old people late at night.
  A.patient B.considerate C.deliberate D.modest
  20.-Hey, what do you think of his speech last night?
  -I have no idea. I arrived_____ find that he had almost finished it.
  A. in order to B.so as to C. only to D.ready to
  III.Cloze (30 points)
  Directions: For each blank in the following passage, there are four choices marked A,B,C and D. Choose the one that is most suitable and mak your answer by blackening the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.
  What is music? Music is sound arranged into pleasing or interesting 21 . It is part of every culture on Earth. People use music to 22 feeling and ideas. Music also serves to entertain and relax.
  Music is a performing art. It 23 form such arts as painting and poetry, in which artists 24 works and then display or publish them. Musical composers need musicians to 25 and perform their works. 26 ,most musical performances are really co-operations between composers and performers.
  Music also play a major role in other arts. Opera 27 singing and music with drama. Ballet and other forms of dancing need music to help the dancers 28 their steps. Motion pictures use music to help set the mood as well as introduce the actions or enhance its 29 on the audience.
  Music is one of the 30 arts. People probably started to sing as soon as 31 developed. Hunting tools struck together may have been the first musical 32 .By about 10,000 B. C., hollow bones had been used by 33 people to make flutes. The first written music dates from about 2500 B.C.
  There are two chief kinds of Western music, classical and popular, Symphonies, operas, and bullets are 34 music, It is generally harder to write and perform. Musicians who perform it need a lot of training. Popular music 35 country music, folk music, jazz, and rock music. It is easier to perform and understand.
  21.A.models B.types C. styles D.patterns
  22.A.express B.explore C. cover D.test
  23.A.results B.develops C.differs D.separates
  24.A.discover B.create C.imagine D.invent
  25.A.adapt B.interpret C.follow D.complete
  26.A.Thus B.However C.Besides D.And
  27.A.joins B.associates C.connects D.combines
  28.A.with B.for C.after D.upon
  29.A. force B.effect C.influence D.impact
  30.A.greatest B.easiest C.oldest D.best
  31.A.agriculture B.society C.humanity D.language
  32.A.performers B. events C.instruments D.notes
  33.A.previous B.old C.early D.ancient
  34.A.light B.background C.classical D.experimental
  35.{A.accepts B.includes C.explains D.illustrates
  IV Reading Comprehension (60points)
  Directions:There are five reading passages in this part. Each passage is followed by four
  questions. For each question there are four suggested answers marked A,B, C and D.Choose one best answer and blacken the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.
  Passage One
  What do you use to get around town? A car? A bike? Your feet? Perhaps you should try a Segway!
  The Segway is perfect for short journey. It’s an electric vehicle that consists of a platform between two wheels, with a pole that connects the platform to the handlebars. To ride it ,you step up onto the platform, and control the Segway by moving your body. Lean forwards to go faster, and backwards to slow down.
  On older models, direction is controlled by a twist grip (扭转把手)on the left handlebar. This varies the speeds between the two motors, a decrease in the speed of the left wheel would turn the Segway to the left .With newer models you simply lean to the left or right. Meanwhile, a gyroscope (陀螺仪)detects your movements and prevents the machine from falling over. The Segway has a maximum speed of 19 km per hour and a range of about 38 km. After that, you need to plug it in and recharge the battery.
  Segways are used for a variety of purposes. People with mobility problems can now enjoy walks in the country with their friends and family. Some golfers us them as an alternative to the golf cart. And dog owners now have an easier way to take the dog to the park. A few police forces use Segways, too. They allow officers to move quickly whilst maintaining contact with the public. They’re also becoming a common sight on airport. However, the most popular use is in tourism, particularly for city tours. Visit any major tourist city in summer, sit outside a cafe for a while and there’s a good change you’ll see a group of tourists passing on Segways.
  36.What is the Segway according to this passage?
  A.A pole that connects two handlebars
  B.A newly appeared public traffic vehicle.
  C.A bicycle with a platform between two wheels.
  D.An electric two-wheeled vehicle for short trips.
  37.How do you turn to the left on Segways of newer models?
  A.Lean to the left. B.Adjust the twist grip.
  C.Press the left bar. D.Control gyroscope
  38.How far can you travel on a Segway at most?
  A.less than 19 km. B.About 19 km.
  C.About 38 km. D.More than 38 km.
  39.The last paragraph focuses on______.
  A.what a Segway is like
  B.where to find a Segway
  C.how to control a Segway
  D.when a Segway is useful
  Passage Two
  Nancy Bright and her husband john had been working overtime and saving for a long time so that they could pay the advance for Nancy’s dream house. Today was the day that they had enough money in hand to make a down payment on the house. But the real estate (房地产)agent informed them that she had received another offer for the house. Although the other offer was slightly less than that of Nancy and john’s, that person with the new offer was willing to pay the whole amount at once. The owner, in urgent need of money, wanted to accept the second offer.
  Nancy and john looked at each other with disappointed looks. They walked back home feeling very low about having lost the house. Soon they recovered and involved themselves into their daily lives, though once in a while Nancy would sink into a mild depression over losing the house.
  One day Nancy woke up in the morning feeling even lower than usual. She kept feeling sick, even lost interest in her routine coffee. She put all these symptoms down to the stress of working hard and losing her dream house. A weed passed and she seemed to get worse. John was worried and insisted on taking her to the doctor. The doctor, after taking a few tests, informed them with a huge smile that Nancy was two months pregnant! John and Nancy were overjoyed but also worried about not having their own house before the baby was born.
  One evening Nancy wandered into the street where her dream house was, and as she passed by it, she was surprised to see that there were notices stuck on all the houses. On closer examination she found that the notices were for all the residents to move out of the houses as they were building a highway and the whole row of houses needed to be pulled down. Nancy suddenly realized that not getting her dream house had been a blessing in disguise. She thanked God and decided to be happy with the blessings blessings she had and started looking forward to the birth of her child.
  40.Why did Nancy and her husband lose their dream house?
  A. They couldn’t pay the whole amount for the house at once
  B. Someone else offered move money for the house.
  C. They couldn’t afford the advance for the house.
  D. The house owner decided not to sell the house.
  41.How did they feel after they lost their dream house?
  A.They felt sorry and hardly recovered.
  B.They felt relieved but with little regret.
  C.They enjoyed their daily lives all the same.
  D.They were depressed but tried to adjust themselves.
  42.What did Nancy find about the house one day?
  A.It would be on sale again B.It would be pulled down
  C.It had been redecorated. D.It had been emptied
  43.What does the phrase “a blessing in disguise” in the last paragraph mean?
  A. A good luck B.A dirty trick
  C.A secret wish D.A false alarm.
  Passage Three
  Most of the guests who come on our trips have never been to Egypt before. We want to make everyone comfortable and at ease, but we do always get the same questions in advance of trip. So here I will give you some travel tips.
  What should I wear?
  If you’re lucky enough to visit Egypt between November and February, pack a sweater. You’ll need it 一the desert gets chilly at night. During the day, the temperature will be agreeable and comfortable. Any other time, pack as if you’re going to Phoenix or Vegas in August. For the ladies, bathing suits are normal if there’s a pool where you’re going, but leave the string bikini at home 一it is a Muslim country, after all. Last, if you are planning on visiting any mosques or certain parts of upper Egypt, ladies will need to plan on bringing something that comes at least to the elbow, and no shorts for men or women in those areas.
  What special things do I need to pack?
  One of my favorite things in the world to bring to Egypt is an Evian Mister, a sprayer with a fine mist of Evian water. You may be able to find it in your local drug store. Spray a little on your face or head, and your body temperature will feel like it’s dropped 10 or 15 degrees. Other items include your camera, sun block and extra batteries.
  How do I communicate with home?
  Internet cafes are plentiful everywhere, especially in Cairo, Luxor, and Alexandria. If you have international calling on your phone, you should be able to use it 一AT&T and Sprint both work internationally for sure, but make sure you have the international coverage. A satellite phone is best if you are certain to need coverage in the middle of the country. Like while sailing up the Nile, but for most people these days a cell phone is fine.
  What medical preparation do I need?
  In a word: none! The one thing you may come down with in Egypt is politely called “Pharoah’s Revenge.” The thing that knocks out Pharoah’s Revenge is a regionally produced medicine, and is available at every drugstore for $1a box. DON’T drink local water. DO drink bottled water, avoid the skins of fresh vegetables, and you’ll be fine.
  44.What clothing is proper for ladies visiting a mosque?
  A.String bikinis. B.Long-sleeve clothes.
  C.Bathing suits. D.Shorts.
  45.What’s the use of an Evian Mister?
  A.To relieve your thirst. B.To prevent sunburns.
  C.To cool yourself down. D.To drive away insects.
  46.What information is provided about distance communication?
  A.A cell phone is enough for most people.
  B.AT&T and Sprint offer free service in Egypt.
  C.A satellite phone doesn’t work in Mid-Egypt.
  D.Internet cafes are only available in big cities.
  47.What does “Pharoah’s Revenge” probably refer to in the last paragraph?
  A.A curse. B.A legend. C.A disease. D.A vegetable.
  Passage Five
  Whatever you do, don’t challenge a chimpanzee named Ayumu to a number memory game.
  In 2007, Ayumu became famous for his lightning speed at a game that goes like this: A player views a computer screen where the number 1 through 9 appear briefly at once and then tun to white squares. The player then taps the squares where the numbers had been, in order from 1 to 9. People can do it . But no human competitor has ever completed the game faster or more accurately than Ayumu the chimp. For almost five years Ayumu remains undefeated.
  Psychologist Nicholas Humphrey of Darwin College at Cambridge University in England now thinks he knows the secret behind the chimp’s ability. Humphrey suspects Ayumu’s brain may have a condition that allows the chimp to see numbers as colors. This would mean that Ayumu may see a color glow after the number disappears. Then, instead of remembering the numbers, he remembers a sequence of colors, each associated with a number.
  The condition that Humphrey believes Ayumu may have is called synesthesia. Humans with synesthesia may associate numbers and letters with colors. For example, a person may see the number“5”as the color blue. Until now, scientists and assumed only humans could have synesthesia.
  Humphrey found the inspiration for his idea at a 2011 scientific conference. There, he heard a presentation about Ayumu’s memory abilities and another talk about synesthesia. He then put the two ideas together.
  Not everyone is convinced that Humphrey is correct. Primatologist Tetsuro Matsuzawa of the Primate Research Institute at Kyoto University in japan has spent decades studying the amazing memories of chimpanzees, including Ayumu. He maintains that chimps simply have faster memory recall than people.
  52.What is Ayumu famous for?
  A.His gift in playing computers.
  B.His talent in calculating numbers.
  C.His skill in tapping the numbered squares.
  D.His amazing performance in a memory game.
  53.Which of the following is true of Nicholas Humphrey?
  A.He thinks Ayumu has an amazing memory.
  B.He believes that Ayumu sees the colors of numbers.
  C.He was inspired by Primatologist Tetsuro Matsuzawa.
  D.He delivered a speech on synesthesia at the 2011 conference.
  54.Where does Humphrey get the inspiration for his idea?
  A.From an experiment. B.From a conference
  C.From a research on chimpanzees. D.From the color blue
  55.How does Tetsuro Matsuzawa explain Ayumu’s performance in the game?
  A.Ayumu uses synesthesia.
  B.Ayumu is cleverer than most chimps.
  C.Chimps recall things faster than people.
  D.Chimps are good at dealing with number.
  V. Daily Conversation (15 points)
  Directions: Pick out appropriate expressions from the eight choices below and complete the following dialogue by blackening the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.
  A.I’m very pleased to be here
  B.Did you ever find each other
  C.But it was a miracle
  D.I remember you said you wanted to get a sweater
  E.It could even be a disaster F.Actually, I’ve got the list ready
  G.Did you get anything H.I don’t want to talk about it anymore
  Mary: Well, Susan, how was your shopping trip with Nancy this afternoon?
  Susan: Don’t ask. 56
  Mary: What do you mean? Something went wrong?
  Susan: Went wrong? 57 !Nancy thought I had said I would meet her at the department store at 2:30 when I really said 2:00. Then she thought we would meet at the main entrance in front when I really said at the east entrance on the Twelfth Street.
  Mary: 58 ?
  Susan:Yes! 59 !I had given up waiting and went inside the women’s clothing department.
  So did she. Thus we met finally and it was 3:00 by then.
  Mary:Did you get what you wanted? 60 .
  Susan:A blouses,as a matter of fact. But by that time, all those on sale were gone. So I settled for a skirt.

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