16.We may look at the world around us, but somehow we manage not to see it until whatever we've become used to suddenly disappears. b36 , for example, the neatly-dressed woman I 37a Cto see -- or look at -- on my way to work each morning.
For three years, no matter 38a the weather was like, she was always waiting at die bus stop around 8:O0 am. On 39 d days, she wore heavy clothes and a pair of woolen gloves. Summertime 40 d B out neat, belted cotton dresses and a hat pulled low over her sunglasses. 41 a , she was an ordinary working woman. Of course, I 42c all this only after she was seen no more. It was then that I realized how 43 d I expected to see her each morning. You might say I 44b her.
“Did she have an accident? Something 45b ?” I thought to myself about her 46 a . Now that she was gone, I felt I had 47 bC her. I began to realize that part of our 48 d life probably includes such chance meetings with familiar 49b : the milkman you see at dawn, the woman who 50a walks her dog along the street every morning, the twin brothers you see at the library. Such people are 51a C markers in our byes. They add weight to our 52d of place and belonging.
Think about it. 53d B , while walking to work, we mark where we are by 54 d Ca certain building, why should we not mark where we are when we pass a familiar, though 55 a , person? 【題組】36. (A) Make (B) Take (C) Give (D) Have
36. He was the baby with no name. Found and taken from the north Atlantic 6 days after the sinking of the Titanic in 1912' his tiny body so moved the salvage (救援) workers that they called him “our baby.” In their home port of Halifax, Nova Scotia, people collected money for a headstone in front of the baby's grave (墓), carved with the words: “To the memory of an unknown child.” He has rested there ever since.
But history has a way of uncovering its secrets. On Nov. 5, this year, three members of a family from Finland arrived at Halifax and laid fresh flowers at the grave. “This is our baby,” says Magda Schleifer, 68, a banker. She grew up hearing stories about a great-aunt named Maria Panula,42, who had sailed on the Titanic for America to be reunited with her husband. According to the information Mrs. Schleifer had gathered, Panula gave up her seat on a lifeboat to search for her five children -- including a 13-month-old boy named Eino from whom she had become separated during the final minutes of the crossing. "We thought they were all lost in the sea," says Schleifer.
Now, using teeth and bone pieces taken from the baby's grave, scientists have compared the
DNA from the Unknown Child with those collected from members of five families who lost relatives on the Titanic and never recovered the bodies. The result of the test points only to one possible person: young Eino. Now, the family sees: no need for a new grave. "He belongs to the people of Halifax," says Schleifer. "They've taken care of him for 90 years." 【題組】56. Adapted from People, November 25, 2002
The baby travelled on the Titanic with his___a________.
(A) mother (B) parents (C) aunt (D) relatives
39.【題組】59. This text is mainly about" how________c______.
(A) the unknown baby's body was taken from the north Atlantic
(B) the unknown baby was buried in Halifax, Nova Scotia
(C) people found out who the unknown baby was
(D) people took care of the unknown baby for 90 years
40. Deserts are found where there is little rainfall or where rain for a whole year falls in only a few weeks' time. Ten inches of rain may be enough for many plants to survive (存活)if the rain is
spread throughout the year, If it falls, within one or two months and the rest of the year is dry, those plants may die and a desert may form.
Sand begins as tiny pieces of rock that get smaller and smaller as wind and weather wear them down. Sand dunes (沙丘) are formed as winds move the sand across the desert. Bit by bit, the
dunes grow over the years, always moving with the winds and changing the shape. Most of them are only a few feet tall, but they can grow to be several hundred feet high.
There is, however, much more to a desert than sand. In the deserts of the southwestern United States, cliffs (悬崖) and deep valleys were formed from thick mud that once lay beneath a sea more than millions of years ago. Over the centuries, the water dried up. Wind, sand , rain, heat and cold all wore away at the remaining rocks. The faces of the desert mountains are always changing –-very, very slowly ---as these forces of nature continue to work on the rock.
Most deserts have a surprising variety of life. There are plants, animals and insects that :have adapted to life in the desert. During the heat of the day' a visitor may see very few signs of living things, but as the air begins to cool in the evening, the desert comes to life. As the sun begins to rise again in the sky, the desert once again becomes quiet and lonely. 【題組】60. Many plants may survive in deserts when________a__________.
(A) the rain is spread out in a year (B) the rain falls only in a few weeks
(C) there is little rain in a year (D) it is dry all the year round
42.【題組】62. The underlined sentence in the third paragraph probably means that in a desert there is_____d_______.
(A) too much sand (B) more sand than before
(C) nothing except sand (D) something else besides sand
43.【題組】63 It can be learned from the text that in a desert_____b_______.
(A) there is no rainfall throughout the year (B) life exists in rough conditions
(C) all sand dunes are a few feet high (D) rocks are worn away only by wind and heat
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【題組】64. Where can you spend the night in a tour?d
(A) Cook's Cottage. (B) Westfield Centrepoint.
(C) Sydney Tower: (D) Sovereign Hill.
48. Whoever has made a voyage up the Hudson River must remember the Catskill Mountains. They are a branch of the great Appalachian family, and can be seen to the west rising up to a noble height and towering over the surrounding country, when the weather is fair and settled, they are clothed in blue and purple, and print their beautiful shapes on the clear evening sky, but sometimes when it is cloudless, gray steam gathers around the top of the mountains which, in the last rays of the setting sun, will shine and light up like a crown of glory (华丽的皇冠).
At the foot of these mountains, a traveler may see light smoke going up from a village.
In that village, and in one of the houses (which, to tell the exact truth, was sadly time-worn and weather-beaten), there lived many years ago, a simple, good-natured fellow by the name of Rip Van Winkle.
Rip's great weakness was a natural dislike of all kinds of money-making labor. It could not be from lack of diligence (勤劳), for he could sit all day on a wet rock and fish without saying a word, even though he was not encouraged by a single bite. He would carry a gun on his shoulder for hours, walking through woods and fields to shoot a few birds or squirrels. He would never refuse to help a neighbor, even in the roughest work. The women of the village, too, used to employ him to do such little jobs as their less helpful husbands would not do for them. In a word, Rip was ready to attend to everybody's business but his own.
If left to himself, he would have whistled ( 吹口哨) life away in perfect satisfaction; but his wife was always mad at him for his idleness 懒散). Morning, noon, and night, her tongue was endlessly going, so that he was forced to escape to the outside of the house -- the only side which, in truth, belongs to a henpecked husband. 【題組】68. Which of the following best describes the Catskill Mountains?b
(A) They are on the west of the Hudson River.
(B) They are very high and beautiful in this area.
(C) They can be seen from the Appalachian family.
(D) They gather beautiful clouds in blue and purple.
49.【題組】69. The hero of the story is probably____d_________.
(A) hard-working and likes all kinds of work
(B) idle and hates all kinds of jobs
(C) simple, idle but very dutiful
(D) gentle, helpful but a little idle
52. Every year more people recognize that it is wrong to kill wildlife for “sport.” Progress in this direction is slow because shooting is not a sport for watching, and only those few who take part realize the cruelty and destruction.
The number of gunners, however, grows rapidly. Children too young to develop proper judgments through independent thought are led along way away by their gunning parents. They are subjected to advertisements of gun producers who describe shooting as good for their health and guncarrying as a way of putting redder blood in the veins (血管). They are persuaded by gunner magazines with stories honoring the chase and the kill. In school they view motion pictures which are supposedly meant to teach them how to deal with arms safely but which are actually designed to stimulate (刺激) a desire to own a gun. Wildlife is disappearing because of shooting and because of the loss of wildland habitat (栖息地). Habitat loss will continue with our increasing population, but can we slow the loss of wildlife caused by shooting? There doesn't seem to be any chance if the serious condition of our birds is not improved.
Wildlife belongs to everyone and not to the gunners alone. Although most people do not shoot they seem to forgive shooting for sport because they know little or nothing about it. The only answer, then, is to bring the truth about sport shooting to the great majority of people.
Now, it is time to realize that animals have the same right to life as we do and that there is nothing fair or right about a person with a gun shooting the harmless and beautiful creatures. The gunners like to describe what they do as character-building, but we know that to wound an animal and watch it go through the agony of dying can make nobody happy. If, as they would have you believe, gun-carrying and killing improve human-character, then perhaps we should encourage war. 【題組】72. According to the text, most people do not seem to be against hunting-because___a________.
(A) they have little knowledge of it (B) it helps to build human character
(C) it is too costly to stop killing wildlife (D) they want to keep wildlife under control
54.【題組】74. According to the text, the films children watch at school actually_____d_____.
(A) teach them how to deal with guns safely (B) praise hunting as character-building
(C) describe hunting as an exercise (D) encourage them to have guns of their own
55.【題組】75. It can be inferred from the text that the author seems to_______aB______.
(A) blame the majority of people (B) worry about the existence of wildlife
(C) be in favour of war (D) be in support of character-building