第6題單選 ( ) All the afternoon he worked in his study with the door __________.
第7題單選 ( )A worker and writer __________ going to give us a report next Sunday.
第8題單選 ( )They overcame all the difficulties and fulfilled the project seven days ahead of schedule,__________ was something we had not expected.
第9題單選 ( ) --Can I get you a cup of tea?
A.That's very nice of you
C.You can, please
D.Thank you for the tea
第10題單選 ( )It is known to all __________ we love peace.
第11題單選 ( )They felt very happy __________ to the party already.
A.to be invited
B.having been invited
C.to have invited
D.to have been invited
第12題單選 ( ) Never before __________ won gold medals in the Olympic Games.
A.such many Chinese athletes have
B.have so many Chinese athletes
C.have such many Chinese athletes
D.so many Chinese athletes have
第13題單選 ( )They knew her very well. They had seen her __________ up from childhood.
第14題單選 ( )There are about 70 people __________ in the accident.
第15題單選 ( )Before becoming President in 1928 ,Herbert Hoover __________ as Secretary of Commerce.
第16題單選 ( ) --If that's not yours,__________?
A.whose else can it be
B.whose else's can it be
C.who's else can it be
D.who else can it be
第17題單選 ( )I can't find Dr. Green anywhere in the office building. Where __________ he have gone?
第18題單選 ( )Since Linda is both diligent and smart,I never doubt that she will __________.
第19題單選 ( )My teacher was made __________ his teaching because of poor health.
B.to give up
第20題單選 ( )--Thank you for coming to meet me.
C.Nice to meet you
I have been hearing-impaired in my life since I was five years old. Putting on hearing aids in the morning has been just as21as brushing my teeth. However I never believed that it should limit my22in any way.
During my 17 years I have met many people who don't know about23disabilities and deal with24by stereotyping (對某人又固定的看法)me. My teacher would not let me sit past the second row because they25I would not be able to hear. People tend to speak26than nor-mal when they see my thick plastic hearing aids in my ears. However, my hearing disability has made me a stronger person. Because I wear hearing aids I have to prove that I am not27or mentally limited. I have to work harder and earn top grades in school to earn the28of my teachers. In shorts, I've had to run faster, catch better and score more points to prove I am not physically29
I don't fit in with people who are deaf and30as a way to communicate. I consider myself no difference from anyone else. And I am not "half deaf"with my hearing aids31; I can hear just as well as anyone else.
In my struggle to prove I am32to my non-disabled peers(同齡人) I have made myself
better than the average teenager. I won the all-star33on my softball team. I have made myself a 34through my published poetry and articles.
Instead of giving up, I have proven that I can do anything I want. I truly believe I would not be the35person I am today if I did not have a hearing disability.
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A few years ago it was fashionable( 流行的 )to speak of a generation gap, a division between young people and their elders. Parents complained (抱怨)that children did not show them proper re-spect and obedience (服從), while children complained that their parents did not understand them at all. What had gone wrong? Why had the generation gap suddenly appeared? Actually ,the generation gap has been around for a long time. Many critics argue that it is built into the fabric(結構) of our society.
One important cause of the generation gap is the opportunity(機會)that young people have to choose their own life style(方式).In more traditional(傳統的)societies，when children grow up，they are expected to live in the same area as their parents，to marry people that their parents know and approve of，and often to continue the family occupation(職業).In our society，young people often traveling great distances for their educations move out of the family home at an early age，marry or live with people whom their parents have never met，and choose occupations different from those of their parents.
In our upwardly mobile(流動的)society，parents often expect their children to be better than they did：to find better jobs，to make more money，and to do all the things that they were unable to do.Often，however，the ambitions(抱負)that parents have for their children are another cause of the division between them.Often they discover that they have very little in common with each other.
Finally，the speed at which changes take place in our society is another cause of the gap be —tween the generations.In a traditional culture，elderly people are valued for their wisdom，but in our society the knowledge of a lifetime may become out of date overnight.The young and the old seem to live in two very different worlds，separated by different skills and abilities.
No doubt，the generation gap will continue to be a feature(特征)of American life for some time to come.Its causes are rooted in the freedoms and opportunities of our society，and in the rapid pace(速度)at which society changes.
第36題單選 ( ) The main idea of Paragraph l is that__________.
A.the generation gap suddenly appeared
B.the generation gap is a feature of American life
C.how people can reduce the generation gap
D.many critics argue over the nature of the generation gap
第37題單選 ( )The underlined word“around”in Paragraph l means__________.
A.on all sides
B.in every direction
第38題單選 ( )Which one is NOT the cause of the generation gap?
A.Young people like to choose their own life styles.
B.American society is changing very fast.
C.Parents place high hopes on their children.
D.Modern education makes them think differently.
第39題單選 ( )In American society，young people often__________.
A.rely on(依靠)their parents to make a life
B.stay with their parents in order to get an opportunity for higher education
C.seek the best advice from their parents
D.have very little in common with their parents
All the housewives who went to the new supermarket had one great ambition (strong wish) :to be the lucky customer(顧客) who did not have to pay for shopping. For this was what the notice just inside the entrance promised. It said:" Remember, once a week, one of our customers gets free goods. This may be your lucky day!"
For several weeks, Mrs. Edwards hoped, like many of her friends, to be the lucky customer.
Unlike her friends, she never gave up hope. The cupboards in her kitchen were full of things which she did not need. It's no use her husband trying to persuade her. She dreamed of the day when the manager of the supermarket would come to her and said:" Madam, this is your lucky day. Everything in your basket is free. "
One Friday morning, after she had finished her shopping and had taken it to her car, she found that she had forgotten to buy any tea. She dashed back to the supermarket, got the tea and went toward the cashdesk. As she did so, she saw the manager approach her. "Madam," he said, holding out his hand,"I want to congratulate you! You are our lucky customer and everything you have in your basket is free. "
第40題單選 ( )The housewives who went to the supermarket were __________.
第41題單選 ( ) The housewives learned about the offer of free goods __________.
A.on the radio
B.from the manager
C.at the supermarket
D.from their friends
第42題單選 ( )Mrs. Edwards' husband tried to
A.make her unhappy
B.cheer her up
C.stop her buying things
D.fill all her cupboards
第43題單選 ( )Mrs. Edwards went back to the supermarket __________.
Hundreds of thousands of young children are being given mobiles (移動電話)by their parents against official health advice. One in nine five-to-nine-year olds has a mobile. This will rise to one in five in a year or two, making this the fastest growing group of mobile users.
A report on mobile safety says that while it is not sure whether they hurt users, children should not be allowed to use mobiles as much as grown-ups. This is because their brains are still developing and their bones are thinner, making it easier for mobile phone radio waves to pass through them. Mobile phone companies say they do not aim at under-16s, although some of their mobiles are designed to interest younger children.
Many of the mobiles are paid for as a safety measure so that the child can always call a parent when necessary. However, when children see that their friends have a mobile,it can become popular among them.
Professor Colin at Oxford University, who studies mobile phone radio waves, told BBC News:
"It's new technology(技術) and the science is still developing. We have to be very careful about children--if there are any effects they would hurt young children more than grown-ups. " He suggested that children should be encouraged to use text messages rather than spoken conversations, as this would reduce the amount of radio waves greatly.
第44題單選 ( ) Which age group of mobile users is increasing fastest?
A.From 1 to 5.
B.From 5 to 9.
C.From 9 to 16.
第45題單選 ( ) What do mobile phone companies say about their business?
A.They make mobiles for those over 16.
B.They don't serve those who are under 16.
C.Their designers know the brains of children users.
D.Younger children are more interested in their mobiles.
第46題單選 ( )According to Professor Colin,which of the following is TRUE?
A.Reducing radio waves is a hard task for scientists.
B.Children should not be allowed to use mobiles.
C.Scientists usually care for young children more than grown-ups.
D.Sending each other text messages is safer than regular calling.
Maybe ten-year-old Elizabeth put it best when she said to her father, "But, Dad, you can't be healthy if you're dead. "
Dad, in a hurry to get home before dark so he could go for a run, had forgotten to wear his safety belt--a mistake 75% of the US population make every day. The big question is why.
There have been many myths about safety belts ever since their first appearance in cars some forty years ago. The following are three of the most common.
Myth Number One:It's best to be "thrown clear" of a serious accident.
Truth :Sorry,but any accident serious enough to "throw you clear" is also going to be serious enough to give you a very bad landing. And chances are you'll have travelled through a windshield(擋風玻璃) or door to do it. Studies show that chances of dying after a car accident are twenty-five times greater in cases where people are "thrown clear. "
Myth Number Two:Safety belts "trap" people in cars that are burning or sinking in water.
Truth:Sony again, but studies show that people knocked unconscious(昏迷) due to not wearing safety belts have a greater chance of dying in these accidents. People wearing safety belts are usually protected to the point of having a clear head to free themselves from such dangerous situation, not to be trapped in them.
Myth Number Three:Safety belts aren't needed at speeds of less than 30 miles per hour(mph).
Truth:When two cars travelling at 30 mph hit each other, an unbelted driver would meet the windshield with a force equal to diving headfirst into the ground from a height of 10 meters.
第47題單選 ( ) Why did Elizabeth say to her father, "But, Dad, you can't he healthy if you're dead"?
A.He was driving at great speed.
B.He was running across the street.
C.He didn't have his safety belt on.
D.He didn't take his medicine on time.
第48題單選 ( ) The reason Dad was in a hurry to get home was that he __________.
A.wasn't feeling very well
B.hated to drive in the dark
C.wanted to take some exercise
D.didn't want to be caught by the police
第49題單選 ( )According to the text,to be "thrown clear" of a serious accident is very dangerous be- cause you__________.
A.may be knocked down by other cars
B.may get seriously hurt being thrown out of the car
C.may find it impossible to get away from the seat
D.may get caught in the car door
第50題單選 ( )What is the advice given in the text?
A.Never drive faster than 30 miles an hour.
B.Try your best to save yourself in a car accident.
C.Never forget to wear the safety belt while driving.
D.Drive slowly while you're not wearing a safety belt.