16. “My name’s Jim Shelley and I’m an addict(有瘾的人)…”
With these words I began to 36 the problem, the problem of my telephone addiction. I used to call people 37 , from the moment I woke up to the time I went to sleep. I 38 to be phoned, I wanted to phone. Just one more call.
It started socially — a few calls each day. It seemed 39 , just a quick chat. Gradually though, the 40 got worse. Soon it was 41 use, until, finally, addiction.
And it began to affect(影响) my 42 . During the day I would disappear for 43 call. If I couldn’t make a call, I spent the whole time waiting for the phone to ring. Getting more and more 44 , in the end, I would ring someone, then someone else, 45 myself just one more call.
I was phoning people and 46 messages to make sure 47 calls would see me through the day. I used to arrive at friends’ homes and before the door was closed, go straight for the phone with the 48 “Is it OK if I just use the phone…?” At work, I became 49 when my fellow workers tried to 50 me from using the phone. And one day I hit my boss (with the phone). Finally, the police caught me 51 a phone box that had taken my last one pound coin, and I was 52 to see a psychiatrist(心理医生).
I haven’t 53 a phone in the house for three weeks now, and it’s several days 54 I used a phone box. I try not to watch TV because there are 55 people on it making phone calls. My name is Jim Shelley and I am an addict.
【題組】36. (A) face (B) find (C) accept (D) notice
The famous American gorilla(大猩猩) expert Diane Fossey had a completely new way to study gorillas — she pretended to be one of them. She copied their actions and way of life — eating plants and getting down on her hands and knees to walk the way a gorilla does. It was a new relationship.
Diane Fossey was murdered in Rwanda in 1985 and her story was made into the popular film Gorillas in the Mist. It was a long way from King Kong, which is about a gorilla as a monster (a frightening animal), and helped to show a new idea: the real monster is man, while the gorilla is to be admired
Today there are thought to be around 48,000 lowland gorillas and maybe 400—450 mountain gorillas in the wild From the Congo in West Africa, to Rwanda and Uganda further east, they are endangered by hunting and by the cutting down of their forest homes.
Some time ago, I found in my letterbox a little magazine from the World Wide Fund for Nature. It had two photos side by side. One was of a young gorilla “This is a species of mammal(哺乳类动物),” said the words below it. “It is being destroyed by man. We must save it for our own good” The other photo showed a human baby. The words also read, “This is a species of mammal,” but then went on: “It is the most destructive(破坏性的) on earth. We must retrain it for its own good”
【題組】56.The text mainly talks about _____.
(A) Diane Fossey (B) the gorillas in Rwanda
(C) the protection of the gorillas (D) the film Gorillas in the Mist
37.【題組】57．We can learn from the text that _____.
(A) Gorillas in the mist was based Fossey’s experiences
(B) Lowland gorillas live longer than mountain gorillas
(C) King Kong showed us that a gorilla is admirable
(D) Diane Fossey was murdered by a gorilla
38.【題組】58． What message can we get from the two photos in the magazine?
(A) Gorillas are man’s close friends.
(B) Both man and the gorilla need to be saved
(C) Young gorillas are as lovely as human babies.
(D) Man should live peacefully with the gorilla
Say you are a 17th century construction worker who’s worked long and hard to build a splendid tower for the dead wife of your emperor.
Now say that the emperor orders your fingertips cut off so you can never build another one. Yes, that is the Taj Mahal, one of the most famous buildings in the world And the tale behind the construction is just as impressive(印象深刻的) as the building itself.
First, there’s the emperor of northern India, Shah Jehan, also called the King of the World In 1612, Shah Jehan married Mumtaz Mahal. Madly in love, they had 14 children over the next 20 years. But then sadness came. As Mumtaz was about to give birth to child number 14, she said she had heard her unborn baby cry out. It was a sign of death. And as Mumtaz lay dying, she asked Jehan to build a lasting memorial(纪念物) to celebrate their love.
When the heartbroken Jehan appeared eight days after his wife’s death, his people were shocked to see that his coal-black hair had turned snow-white.
Putting away his sadness, Jehan ordered his wife’s dying wish carried out. More than 20,000 workers labored nearly 22 years to complete the construction. In 1653, Jehan placed Mumtaz’s remains in the center under the building.
And then, son number five, Aurangzeb, murdered his brothers and took over the power from his aging father. Hehan lived the rest of his days－eight years, to be exact － imprisoned not far from the Taj Mahal. Jehan was only allowed to climb onto the top of his prison to see the timeless treasure from a distance. But never again would he be allowed to visit it－until he was buried next to his wife.
Today 25,000 people visit the Taj Mahal each day. Though the reason for building the tower was a strange, sad story, those who see its breath-taking beauty are reminded of the happiness that inspired(激发……的灵感) its construction.
【題組】59.The first two paragraphs were written to show that _____.
(A)the Taj Mahal is an unusual historic building
(B) ancient Indian emperors were cruel
(C) construction workers led a hard life in ancient India
(D) India has some of the most famous buildings in the world
The Americans believe that anybody can become President of the United States. In a recent Hollywood comedy(喜剧), that is exactly what happens.
Dave Kovic, played by Kevin Kline, is a kind-hearted man who runs a business that finds people jobs. He leads a typical(典型的) American way of life, except for one thing－he looks exactly like the President, Bill Mitchell. In fact, the only thing that makes him different from the nation’s leader is that he is very nice!
The president has started using look-alikes during some public appearances. Dave is offered a chance to “serve his country” by becoming one. However, things go wrong. The President becomes very ill and Dave ends up acting as the President forever.
Director Ivan Reitman, who made the popular and successful comedies like Twins, Ghostbusters and Legal Eagles, could have gone for easy laughs by making fun of the American government. Instead, Dave is an attractive comedy about an ordinary man in extraordinary situations. Kevin Kline gives a double performance as Dave and the President, and Sigourney Weaver is at her best as his First Lady. The love story that develops between her role and Dave is a real classic(经典).
The film is 100% American. However, if you’ve ever felt that anybody could do a better job running the country than the people in power, then you’ll enjoy Dave!
【題組】63.What is the purpose of the text?
(A) To tell the reader about the American government.
(B) To discus the Americans’ ideas about the President.
(C) To make a comparison between Dave and other films.
(D) To introduce a new film to the reader.
45.【題組】66．Which of the following is best supported by the text?
(A) The author makes fun of the President.
(B) The author thinks highly of the film.
(C) The author is a fan of Hollywood comedies.
(D) The author wishes to become the American President.
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【題組】67.Which of the following magazines is published monthly?
(A) Discover (B) Self (C) Instyle (D) Wired
49.【題組】70．The “Style Lab” in Self provides readers with articles which _____.
(A) offer advice to ordinary women on clothes
(B) show how a woman can become famous
(C) introduce places with the best food
(D) discuss ways of training models
Like many lovers of books, Mary and her husband, Richard Goldman, seldom walked past a bookstore without stopping to look inside. They often talked of opening their own store one day.
When Mary was hospitalized with heart trouble in 1989, they decided it was time to get serious. Richard, who worked for a business company, was eager to work for himself, and Mary needed to slow down from her demanding job
They started by talking to bookstore owners and researching the industry. “We knew it had to be a specialty store because we couldn’t match the big chains dollar for dollar,” says Mary. One figure caught her attention: She’d read somewhere that roughly 20 percent of books sold were mysteries (推理小说), and many buyers spent more $300 a year on books. She and Richard were themselves mystery readers.
On Halloween 1992, they opened the Mystery Lovers Bookshop and Café near their home. With three children in college, the couple could not spend all the family’s money to start a shop. To cover the $100,000 cost, they drew some of their savings, borrowed from relatives and from an bank.
The store merely broke even in its first year, with only $120,000 in sales. But Mary was always coming up with new ways to attract customers. The shop had a coffee bar and it offered gifts to mystery lovers and served dinners for book clubs that met in the store. She also invited dozens of writers to discuss their stories.
Today Mystery Lovers makes sales of about $420,000 a year. After paying taxes, business costs and the six part-time sales clerks, Richard and Mary together earn about $34,000.
“The job you love may not go hand in hand with a million-dollar income,” says Richard “This has always been about an enjoyable life for ourselves, not about making a lot of money.”
【題組】72.When Mary was in hospital, the couple realized that ____.
(A) they had to put their plan into practice
(B) health was more important than wealth
(C) heart trouble was a serious illness
(D) they both needed to stop working
52.【題組】73．After Mary got well from her illness they began _____.
(A) to study industrial management
(B) to buy and read more mystery books
(C) to do market research on book business
(D) to work harder to save money for the bookstore
53.【題組】74．How did their bookstore do in the first year?
(A) They had to borrow money to keep it going.
(B) They made just enough to cover all the costs.
(C) They succeeded in earning a lot of money.
(D) They failed though they worked hard
54.【題組】75．According to Richard, the main purpose of running the bookstore is _____.
(A) to pay for their children’s education
(B) to get to know more writers
(C) to set up more bookstores
(D) to do what they like to do