12.Studies show that the younger Japanese consumers are, ______ in having a car.
(A) the less interested they are
(B) the less interesting they are
(C) they are less interested
(D) they are less interesting
16.Recently we asked for your opinions about paying students to improve school attendance or performance on
tests. Some American __41__ are doing this. But more of you were against the idea than were __42__ it.
Some people said paying students sends a message that __43__ is the only valuable reward. Steven from
China says students should study for knowledge. Money may improve performance in the short term, he says, but
we should think about the __44__.
Zhao Jing Tao, a college student in China, thought of an old saying. __45__ students is like "drinking poison
to end thirst" -- trying to solve a problem without considering the effects. 【題組】
41. (A) news (B) opinions (C) schools (D) students
21.My high school was one of the best in the country. The average score for my class on the Scholastic Aptitude
Test was 615 out of 800 on the verbal part and 675 on the math part. This compares to only 419 and 473 nationally.
Last year, 51% of my class was National Merit Scholars. This is unheard of at any other school.
Take one of our classes for example, we sat on the floor or lay on couches while we worked, if we felt like it.
We could talk whenever we wanted to. We didn’t need permission to go to the bathroom or to leave the classroom
for any other reason. I’m not sure I ever saw my teacher give a lecture. He was always busy racing around the
classroom offering comments and answering questions. And we chose what we wanted to learn. If something
interesting turned up while we were doing a project, we could investigate it further. Considering all these qualities
of my American history classes, I’d say it was the progressive type, one that Darling-Hammond would admire. 【題組】
46. How many parts of the Scholastic Aptitude Test are mentioned in the article?
(A) Two. (B) Three. (C) Four. (D) Five.
49. When the students wanted to leave the classroom in the American history class, what should they do?
(A) Give a good reason.
(B) Just leave.
(C) Report to the teacher.
(D) Wait till the bell rings.