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第6题 The harder they worked, ____________.
A. they seemed to do less
B. the less they seemed to do
C. they were doing less
D. they did less
第7题 Have another cup of coffee。
A. won’t you
B. will you
C. have you
D. haven’t you
第8题 _____ loves them dearly.She spares no money and makes great efforts to have them well educated.
A.Mary’s and Kate’s mother
B. Mother of Mary’s and Kate’s
C. Mary and Kate’s mother
D. Mother of Mary and Kate’s
第9题 No sooner _______ got to the station than it began to rain heavily.
A. had I
B. have I
C. I had
D. I have
第10题 "I like the film."
A. Nor do I
B. Neither do I
C. Either do I
D. So do I
第11题 The new large passenger jets have made the traffic problems at airports _______.
A. more bad than it was
B. the worse than before
C. worse than ever before
D. more bad than they were
第12题 I visited Zhangjiajie last summer.Never in my life ______ so beautiful a place like that.
A. I had seen
B. did I see
C. have I seen
D. I shall see
第13题 "Jane has certainly been working hard."
A. So have her brothers
B. So her brothers have
C. Her brothers have too
D. So have been her brothers
第14题 Mr.Brown, and not I , ________ chosen to be the representative of the class.
D. have been
第15题 I have no intention of__ relations with them.
A. breaking up
B. breaking offC. breaking outD. breaking down
解析： break up意为“打碎，分裂”;break off意为“断绝，结束”;break out意为“爆发”;break down意为“崩溃，瓦解”。根据题意，应选B。
第16题 The teacher asked me ________.
A.whether or not I had finished my work
B.did I finish my work or not
C.is my work finished or not
D.if or not I have finished my work whether or not
第17题 Little Jim should love __ to the theatre this evening.
A. to be taken
B. to take
C. being taken
解析：此题考查的是词组should love to do sth.=would like to do sth.，并且Jim与take之间是被动关系，故应选用take的不定式的被动态，即to be taken。
第18题 _______ the importance of wearing seat belts while driving.
A. Little they realize
B. They little do realize
C. Little realize do they
D. Little do they realize
第19题 This town is famous __ its historical homes.
解析： be famous for表示“以……而著名”。
第20题 Those are probably the curtains in the store.
B. most fanciest
D. more fancier
What is musice? Music is sound arranged into pleasing or interesting 21__________.It is part of every culture on Earth.People use music to _22_________feelings 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 arts _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 plays 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 to 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 ballet 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.
As far back as he could remember, Larry had longed to go to Hollywood and become a film star.The young man's hopes for success were broken again and again, however.Hollywood just did not seem interested.When he first came to California Larry had decided never to give up and return home without success.Therefore, he kept on trying.Someday, he told himself, his big opportunity would come.
Larry found a job parking cars for one of Hollywood's big restaurants.His pay was basic, but since the guests were kind enough to give him more money, he managed to make a living.
One day he recognized an important film director driving into the parking lot and getting out of his car.Larry had recently heard that the man was ready to make a new picture.
Larry got into the car and prepared to drive it on into the lot and park it.Then he stopped, jumped out, and ran over to the director."Excuse me, sir, but I think it's only fair to tell you that it's now or never if you want me in your next picture.A lot of big companies are after me."
Instead of pushing away the boy, the director got interested in Larry's words and stopped."Yes?
Which companies?" he asked.
"Well," replied the boy, "there's the telephone company, the gas company, and the electric company, to tell you only a few."
The director laughed, then wrote something on a card and handed it to the young man."Come and see me tomorrow."
Larry got a small part in the director's next film.He was on his way!
第36题 Which of the following was Larry interested in?
A. Working as a waite
B. Becoming a film sta
C. Parking cars for film star
D. Never going hom
第37题 Why did Larry find a job parking cars?
A. Because he liked the job
B. Because the parking lot was near Hollywoo
C. To make a living and wait for the opportunit
D. To see a lot of film stars and work for the
第38题 After reading the story what can we infer about the film director?
A. He wanted to laugh at Larr
B. He recognized Larry at first sigh
C. He was kind and gave Larry a tr
D. He thought Larry would become a sta
第39题 "He was on his way" refers to the fact that __.
A. he gave up and returned home
B. he began to work towards success
C. he took a journey to Hollywood
D. he had difficulties in playing the small part
“If there is one thing I’m sure about, it is that in a hundred years from now we will still be reading newspapers.It is not that newspapers are a necessity.Even now some people get most of their news from television or radio.Many buy a paper only on Saturday or Sunday.But for most people reading a newspaper has become a habit passed down from generation to generation.
The nature of what is news may change.What basically makes news is what affects our lives — the big political stories, the coverage of the wars, earthquakes and other disasters, will continue much the same.I think there will be more coverage of scientific research, though.It’s already happening in areas that may directly affect our lives, like genetic(基因) engineering.In the future, I think there will be more coverage of scientific explanations of why we feel as we do — as we develop a better understanding of how the brain operates and what our feelings really are.
It’s quite possible that in the next century newspapers will be transmitted(传送) electronically from Fleet Street and printed out in our own home.In fact, I’m pretty sure that how it will happen in the future.You will probably be able to choose from a menu, making up your own newspaper by picking out the things you want to read — sports and international news, et
I think people have got it wrong when they talk about competition between the different media(媒体).They actually feed off each other.Some people once foresaw that television would kill off newspapers, but that hasn’t happene
D.What is read on the printed page lasts longer than pictures on a screen or sound lost in the air.And as for the Internet, it’s never really pleasant to read something just on a screen.
第40题 What is the best title for the passage?
A. The Best Way to Get News
B. The Changes of Media
C. Make Your Own Newspaper
D. The Future of Newspaper
第41题 In the writer’s opinion, in the future, _______.
A. more big political affairs, wars and disasters will make news
B. newspapers will not be printed in publishing houses any longer
C. newspapers will cover more scientific research
D. more and more people will watch TV
第42题 What will probably be on in the newspaper made by yourself?
A. Sports and international new
B. A menu of important new
C. The most important new
D. What you are interested i
第43题 From the passage, we can infer _______.
A. newspapers will win the competition among the different media
B. newspapers will stay with us together with other media
C. television will take the place of newspaper
D. the writer believe some media will die out
第44题 The phrase “feed off” in the last paragraph means _______.
A. depend on
B. compete with
C. fight with
D. kill off
We first think of the traditional or nuclear family.This is a two-generation family, the father and the mother and their own children.Most couples wanted to have four children, two boys, two girls.
Some nuclear families, however, may add one or more grandparents to come to live with them, that is three generations.This kind of family with grandparents, parents, and grandchildren is called an extended family.This family type was not very common during the later half of the twentieth century, but it's becoming more common now as an elderly grandparent moves in to live with a son or daughter.This is more possible now that American homes have become larger.What is interesting, however, is that after the grandchildren move out of the home and start their own families, this extended family shrinks back to a nuclear family, with just two generations again living together, a grandparent and parents, with the grandchildren coming only for occasional visits.
Now, the fatherless or motherless family is one kind of what we call a single-parent family.In the fatherless family it's just the mother and her children.As I said, this can be the result of the husband's death, of an unmarried mother, of a separation or divorce.There are also a growing number of motherless families--where the father raises the children, for any of the same reasons.A motherless family may also be fatherless, but still a family with one adult.This is becoming more common in the big cities where a grandmother will raise her daughter's children while the daughter goes elsewhere to work.
One other new kind of family is becoming increasingly more common.A single parent with one or more children will marry again.Perhaps the other parent is also a single parent.Together they will start what is called a blended family, which blends together or combines the children from two other families.
第45题 Who usually looks after the children in a both motherless and fatherless family in America?
A. The children's aun
B. The children's nursery or schoo
C. The children's grandmothe
D. The children's neighbou
解析：第二自然段后半部分写到：“A motherless family may also be fatherless，but still a family with one adult.This is becoming more common in the big cities where a grandmother will raise her daughter’s children while the daughter goes elsewhere to work.”由此可见，本题选C。
第46题 How is a blended family formed?
A. A blended family is formed by two single-parent familie
B. A blended family is formed by a nuclear family and a grandparen
C. A blended family is formed by a nuclear family and grandparent
D. A blended family is formed by two fatherless familie
第47题 What is true to the fact in America?
A. There are more and more members in a famil
B. There are less and less members in a famil
C. There is an increasing number of grandparents who refuse to look after their grandchildre
D. There is an increasing number of grandparents who live separately from their childre
解析：由第二自然段中句子“This is more possible now that American homes have become Larger ”可知，A正确。
第48题 Which of the following is the best title of this passage?
B. American Familie
C. Family Type
D. Four Family Types in Americ
Californian Michael Schwabe said goodbye to the gas pump two years ago.He leased an electric car.Schwabe says he gets more out of driving an electric car than just a charge.
"With the price of gasoline and with the problems with clean air, it's important we get electric vehicles out on the road."
On California roads there are about two thousand electric cars.By 2003, ten percent of all new cars may be required to have zero emissions.This is a mandate automakers say it is way ahead of its time.
Gloria Bergquist of the Alliance of Auto Manufacturers says, "The technology (for zero emissions) isn't here yet; it still needs advancement in driving range to make it more appealing to a wider consumer audience."
Auto makers blame it on the batteries.Power runs out on most cars after about 70 miles.However, some cars can now go more than 100 miles on a charge.Batteries are expensive.Carmakers say there is nothing they can do about it.
Tim Carmichael of the Clean Air Coalition says, "The automakers have not built a vehicle unless required to do so, so it's very important for the state to stay committed to this program requiting automakers to build small amounts in beginning years and then the market will take off."
第49题 When did Michael Schwabe say goodbye to the gas pump?
A. Two days ago
B. Two months ago
C. Two years ago
D. Ten years ago
Like every language, American English is full of special expressions, phrases that come from the day-to-day life of the people and develop in their own way.Our expression today is “to face the music”.
When someone says, “well, I guess I’ll have to face the music,” it does not mean he’s planning to go to the concert.It is something far less pleasant, like being called in by your boss to explain why you did this and did that, and why you didn’t do this or that.Sour music indeed, but it has to be faced At sometime or another, every one of us has had to face the music, especially as children.We can all remember father’s angry voice, “I want to talk to you.” and only because we did not obey him.What an unpleasant business it was!
The phrase “to face the music” is familiar to every American, young and old,It is at least 100 years old
.And where did this expression come from? The first explanation comes from the American novelist, James Fenimore Looper.He said, in 1851, that the expression was first used by actors while waiting in the wings to go on the stage.When they got their cue to go on, they often said, “Well, it’s time to face the music.” And that was exactly what they did — facing the orchestra which was just below them.And an actor might be frightened or nervous as he moved on to the stage in front of an audience that might be friendly or perhaps hostile, especially if he forgot his lines.But he had to go out.If he did not, there would be no play.So the expression “to face the music” come to mean “having to go through something, no matter how unpleasant the experience might be, because you knew you had no choice.”
Other explanations about the expression go back to the army.When the men faced an inspection by their leader, the soldiers would be worried about how well they looked
.Was their equipment clean, shinny enough to pass the inspection? Still the men had to go out and face the music of the band as well as the inspection.What else could they do?
Another army explanation is more closely related to the idea of facing the results and accepting the responsibility for something that should not have been done.As, for example when a man is forced out of the army because he did something terrible, he is dishonored
.The band does not play.Only the drums tap a sad, slow beat.The soldier is forced to leave, facing such music as it is and facing the back of his horse.
第50题 How many ways does the phrase “to face the music” comes from?
第51题 What’s the meaning of “to face the music?”
A. To face something far less pleasan
B. To face the stag
C. To face the back of one’s hors
D. To face one’s leade
第52题 Which of the following is a situation of facing the music?
A. When we are playing basketbal
B. When we are making a speec
C. When we are having a part
D. When we are talking with somebod
第53题 The underlined word “hostile” means _______.
第54题 How did Californian Michael Schwabe feel about driving an electric car?
A. Too expensiv
B. Hard to driv
C. Easy to contro
D. More than just a charg
第55题 What do automakers blame for there being few electric cars now on the road?
A. The price of ga
B. The mandat
C. The conditions of the road
D. The batterie
―――What's the matter? .
B. Is that Tom speaking?
D. Excuse me
第57题 ――What's the problem with your bike?
A. Not at all
B. Good，thank you
C. Nothing serioue
第58题 ―――I feel sick，doctor.
―――I'm not sure，but I have got a bad headache.
A. How long have you been sick?
B. I'm sorry to hear that
C. How are you feeling now?
D. Do you have a fever?
第59题 ――Never thought I could see you here!
A. So did I
B. Ohaven't you?
C. Gladto meet you
D. It's a small worl
第60题 ――It's late.I'd like to say goodbye.
A. Please stay more a whil
B. That's all righ
C. Hope you have a good timSee you tomorro
D. I'll miss yo
第61题 Writing(25 points)
答案：Three days ago，I just got the watch I ordered from your store.You sent it on time and thanks for that.But I bmnd several problems.First，the color it not what l wanted.1 wanted golden，but you gave me silver insteac!.I thought that would be OK，if everything else is good enough The stranger thing happens.
The watch gets five minutes slower every day，So I have to keep correcting it.Because of this，I feel nerv ous about being late for work.I really cannot stand it any longer.So I have to write this letter to request giving the watch back to you and full money back to me.
Along with the letter is the copy of the order.
Thank you.I am looking forward to hearing from you.