16.A little boy invited his mother to attend his school’s first teacher-parent meeting. To the little boy’s ___36___, she said she would go. This ___37___ be the first time that his classmates and teacher ___38___ his mother and he felt ___39___ of her appearance. Although she was a beautiful woman, there was a severe scar(疤痕) that. ___40___ nearly the entire right side of her face. The boy never wanted to ___41___ why or how she got the scar.
Athe meeting, the people were ___42___ by the kindness and natural beauty of his mother ___43___ the car, but the little boy was still embarrassed(尴尬) and ___44___ himself from everyone. He did, however, get within ___45___ of a conversation between his mother and his teacher.
The teacher asked 46 ,”How did you get the scar on your face?”
The mother replied, “___47___ my son was a baby, he was in a room that caught fire. Everyone was ___48___ afraid to go in because the fire was ___49___ so I went in. AlI was running toward his bed, I saw a long piece of wood coming down and I placed myself over him trying to protect him. I was knocked ___50___ but fortunately, a fireman came in and saved both of us. She ___51___ the burned side of her face. “This scar will be ___52___, but to this day, I have never ___53___ what I did.”
Athis point, the little boy came out running toward his mother with tears in his eyes. He held her in his arms and felt a great ___54___ of the sacrifice(牺牲) that his mother had made for him. He held her hand ___55___for the rest of the day.
【題組】36. (A)enjoyment (B)disappointment (C)surprise (D)excitement
Geneva is situated between the Jura Range and the Alps on the western end of Lake Geneva. Capital of Peace is one of its names--the European headquarters of the United Nations lies here in Palais des Nations. Another worthy name for this city with a humanitarian tradition(人道主义传统) and international character is the World’s Smallest Metropolis. Parks, splendid stores and lively streets in the old part of town and its 2000-year history wait to be discovered.
The Jet d’Eau together with the Flower Watch are the main attractions every year for the tourists visiting Geneva. The Jet d’Eau has become the symbol(象征) of Geneva for a long time. This is a 140 meters high water monument with a rich history. Eight 13,500-watt projectors light the grand column(圆柱) of the fountain in the evening, from early March until the second Sunday of October. The Flower Watch, which was created at the edge of the English Garden in 1955, reminds us about that Geneva is the birthplace of the Swiss clock and watch making, and that this industry has become internationally famous, as well through the quality of the watches as through their beautiful appearance.
Sails on Lake Geneva are also enjoyable. The Lake of Geneva, lying among the Alps, is a true inland sea, making possible a wide range of pleasant boat trips, you can relax and watch the beautiful scenes pass by.
【題組】56. Which of the following is NOT suitable for describing Geneva?
(A)Capital of Peace.
(B)Palais des Nations.
(C)The World’s Smallest Metropolis.
(D)The birthplace of the Swiss clock and watch making.
38.【題組】58. What do we learn about the Lake of Geneva from the text?
(A)It is the symbol of Geneva.
(B)It lies among the Jura Range.
(C)It has a direct passage to the ocean.
(D)It is a large body of water of tourist interest.
Since many of you are planning to study at a college or university in this country, you may be curious to know what you usually do in a typical week, how you can get along with your fellow students, and so on. These are the questions I want to discuss with you today.
First, let’s talk about what your weekly schedule will look like. No matter what your major may be, you can expect to spend between four and six hours a week for each class attending lectures. Lectures are usually in very large rooms because some courses such as introduction to sociology or economics often have as many as two or three hundred students, especially at large universities. In lectures, it’s very important for you to take notes on what the professor says because the information a lecture is often different from the information in your textbooks. Also, you can expect to have exam questions based on the lectures. So it isn’t enough to just read your textbooks; you have to attend lectures as well. In a typical week you will also have a couple of hours of discussion for every class you take. The discussion section is a small group meeting usually with fewer than thirty students where you can ask questions about the lectures, the reading, and the homework. In large universities, graduate students, called teaching assistants, usually direct discussion sections.
If your major is chemistry, or physics, or another science, you’ll also have to spend several hours a week in the lab, or laboratory, doing experiments. This means that science majors spend more time in the classroom than non-science majors do. On the other hand, people who major in subjects like literature or history usually have to read and write more than science majors do.
【題組】59.The main purpose of this text is ______.
(A)to help the students to learn about university life
(B)to persuade the students to attend lectures
(C)to encourage the students to take part in discussions
(D)to advise the students to choose proper majors
40.【題組】60. We can learn from the passage that university professors ______.
(A)spend about 5 hours on lectures each week
(B)must join the students in the discussion sections
(C)prefer to use textbooks in their lectures
(D)require the students to read beyond the textbooks
41.【題組】61. A discussion section does NOT include ______.
(A)working under the guidance of university professors
(B)talking over what the students have read about the courses
(C)discussing the problems related to the students homework
(D)raising questions about what a professor has said in a lecture
42.【題組】62. According to the author, science majors ______.
(A)have to work harder than non science majors
(B)spend less time on their studies than non science majors
(C)consider experiments more important than discussions
(D)read and write less than non science majors
A letter to Edward, a columnist(报刊专栏作家)
Dear Mr Expert,
I grew up in an unhappy and abusive home. I always promised myself that I’d get out as soon as possible. Now, at age 20, I have a good job and a nice house, and I’m really proud of the independence I’ve achieved.
Here’s the problem: several of my friends who still live with their parents wish they had places like mine so much so that they make mine theirs.
It started out with a couple of them spending the weekends with me. But now they seem to take it for granted that they can show up any time they like. They bring boyfriends over, talk on the phone and stay out forever.
I enjoy having my friends here sometimes? It makes the place feel comfortable and warm? But this is my home, not a party house. I was old enough to move out on my own, so why can’t I seem to ask my friends to respect my privacy(隐私)?
Edward’s reply to Joan
If your family didn’t pay attention to your needs when you were a child, you probably have trouble letting others know your needs now.
And if you’ve gathered your friends around you to rebuild a happy family atmosphere(气氛), you may fear that saying no will bring back the kind of conflict you grew up with or destroy the nice atmosphere you now enjoy. You need to understand that in true friendship it’s okay to put your own needs first from time to time.
Bclear about the message you want to send. For example, “I really love your company but I also need some privacy. So please call before you come over.”
【題組】63.We can learn from the first letter that Joan Edward ______.
(A)lives away from her parents (B)takes pride in her friends
(C)knows Mr Expert quite well (D)hates her parents very much
44.【題組】64. We can infer from the first letter that ______.
(A)Joan considers her friends more important than her privacy
(B)Joan’s friends visit her more often than she can accept
(C)Joan doesn’t like the parties at all
(D)Joan dislikes the boyfriends her friends bring over
45.【題組】65. According to Mr Expert, why can’t Joan tell her friends her feelings?
(A)She is afraid of hurting her friends.
(B)She does not understand true friendship.
(C)Her family experience stops her from doing so.
(D)She does not put her needs first.
47.【題組】67. The second letter suggests that Mr Expert ______.
(A)is worried about Joan’s problem
(B)warns Joan not to quarrel with her friends
(C)advises Joan on how to refuse people
(D)encourages Joan to be brave enough
Have you ever had the strange feeling that you were being watched? You turned around and, sure enough, someone was looking right at you!
Parapsychologists(灵学家) say that humans have a natural ability to sense when someone is looking at them. To research whether such a “sixth sense” really exists, Robert Baker, a psychologist(心理学家) at the University of Kentucky, performed two experiments.
In the first one, Baker sat behind unknowing people in public places and stared at the backs of their heads for 5 to 15 minutes. The subjects(受试者) were eating, drinking, reading, studying, watching TV, or working at a computer. Baker made sure that the people could not tell that he was sitting behind them during those periods. Later, when he questioned the subjects, almost all of them said they had no sense that someone was staring at them.
For the second experiment, Baker told the subjects that they would be stared at from time to time from behind a two-way mirror in a laboratory setting. The people had to write down when they felt they were being stared at and when they weren’t. Baker found that the subjects were no better at telling when they were stared at and when they weren’t. Baker found that the subjects were no better at telling when they were started at than if they had just guessed.
Baker concludes that people do not have the ability to sense when they’re being stared at. If people doubt the outcome of his two experiments, said Baker, “I suggest they repeat the experiments and see for themselves.”
【題組】68. The purpose of the two experiments is to ______.
(A)explain when people can have a sixth sense
(B)show how people act while being watched in the lab
(C)study whether humans can sense when they are stared at
(D)prove why humans have a sixth sense
49.【題組】69. In the first experiment, the subjects ______.
(A)were not told that they would be stared at
(B)lost their sense when they were stared at
(C)were not sure when they would be stared at
(D)were uncomfortable when they were stared at
51.【題組】71. What can be learned from the passage?
(A)People are born with a sixth sense.
(B)The experiments support parapsychologists’ idea.
(C)The subjects do not have a sixth sense in the experiments.
(D)People have a sixth sense in public places.
Besides giving off gases and dusts into the air, humans produce waste that is poured on the environment. Often, this waste produced by major industries and people is harmful to both nature and human life.
One of the main causes of the large amount of dangerous waste is that people do not realize how large a problem it is. Because it can be simply removed and sent to a landfill(废渣填埋场), the problem is often believed to end there. In addition, industries have often shown an unwillingness to find ways to deal with dangerous waste because of the related expenses. Many industries and governments build simple landfills to store waste, and often just pour waste chemicals into nearby bodies of water. Often, chemicals used for industrial production cause dangerous forms of waste. The amount of these chemicals has increased greatly in the past, but it is often difficult and expensive to get rid of these chemicals or to store them in a way safe to human life and the environment.
Every year, major health problems result from dangerous waste. Sadly, it is often only after someone has died or become seriously ill that governments will take measures to reduce levels of harmful waste.
Some governments have realized how serious the dangerous waste problem is and are now trying to settle this problem. They are also trying to limit the amount of waste industries are allowed to produce.
Not only governments but ordinary people as well must work together to solve the problem. They can choose not to buy those products which require the production of dangerous waste, and produce less harmful waste themselves. Many scientists think that waste production can be cut. The waste can be reduced by at least one third using existing technologies and methods.
【題組】72.What would be the best title for the text?
(A)Measures of Reducing Dangerous Waste
(B)Danger of Harmful Waste to Mankind
(C)Dangerous Waste and Water Pollution
53.【題組】73. According to the text, people _____.
(A)do not produce harmful waste in their daily life
(B)do not know where to place the dangerous waste
(C)are not clear about how serious the dangerous waste problem is
(D)are not sure about where harmful waste ends
54.【題組】74. What troubles industries most in dealing with the dangerous waste problem?
(A)How to get government support.
(B)How to increase their production.
(C)How to store harmful waste.
(D)How to cut down the related costs.
55.【題組】75. What can be inferred from the passage?
(A)The polluting industries are not allowed to sell their products.
(B)Present technologies have settled the harmful waste problem.
(C)Everyone should obey the government rules for the problem.
(D)To solve the problem requires the efforts of the whole society.