16.A lady and her husband stepped off the train in Boston. They walked without an appointment（预约）into the outer 36 of Harvard’s president. But they were 37 by his secretary and kept waiting. For hours, the secretary took no notice of them, 38 that the couple would finally become 39 and go away. But they didn’t. The secretary finally decided to disturb the president, though 40 .
A few minutes later, the president walked towards the couple with a 41 face. The lady told him, “We had a son that 42 Harvard for one year. He loved Harvard. He was 43 here. But about a year ago, he was accidentally killed. My husband and I would like to 44 a memorial（纪念物）to him, somewhere on campus.”
The president wasn’t 45 . Instead, he was shocked. “Madam,” he said, “we can’t put up a statue for every person who studied at Harvard and died. If we did, this 46 would look like a cemetery（墓地）,” “Oh, no,” the lady 47 quickly. “We don’t want to put up a statue. We would like to give a 48 to Harvard.” The president rolled his eyes and 49 at the couple and then exclaimed, ” A building! Do you have any 50 how much a building costs? We have spent over ＄7,500,000 on the campus building at Harvard.” For a moment the lady was silent. The president was 51 , because he could get rid of them now. Then the lady turned to her husband and said quietly, “Is that all it costs to start a 52 ? Why don’t we just start our own?” Her husband nodded. 53 their offer was turned down. Mr. and Mrs. Stanford traveled to California where they founded the University that bears their 54 , a memorial to a son that Harvard no longer 55 about.
【題組】36. (A)lab (B)library (C)hall (D)office
Paul Zindel’s death on March 27,2003 ended the brilliant life of a famous writer.
Not only did Paul Zindel win a Pulitzer Prize as well as an Obie Prize for his 1970 play The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, but be was one of the earliest writers in the field of contemporary（当代的） literature for young adults（成人）. The Pigman, published in 1968, is still one of the most well-known and widely-taught novels in the genre. The American Library Association has named it one of the 100 Best of the Best Books for Young Adults published between 1967 and 1992, and Zindel’s autobiography, The Pigman and Me, was among the 100 Best of the Best Books published for teenagers during the last part of the twentieth century. Six of Zindel’s books, in fact, have been voted the Best Books for Young Adults, and most of his recent horror books-such as The Doom Stone and Rats-have been chosen as Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers. Clearly, he was a writer who knew how to interest contemporary children. Recognizing that, the American Library Association in 2002 honored Paul Zindel with the Margaret A. Edwards Prize for his lifetime achievements, and later that same year he was presented with the ALAN Prize for his contributions to Young Adult Literature. With his passing, young readers, teachers, and librarians have lost a great friend.
【題組】56Which of Paul Zindel’s books was the most popular with young adults in the 20th century?
(B)The Doom Stone.
(C)The Pigman and Me.
(D)The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds.
37.【題組】57．Why was Paul Zindel honored with the Margaret A. Edwards Prize?
(A)His books were widely read by children.
(B)His books were interesting and helpful to adults.
(C)He made great contributions to contemporary literature.
(D)He wrote a number of horror books for young adults.
39.【題組】59．Choose the correct statements from the following according to the passage.
a.The Pigman and Me was one of the Best Books for teenagers.
b.Zindel was one of the earliest writers who wrote for adults only.
c.The Doom Stone and Rats are not popular with young adults.
d.Zindel was given four prizes for literature before he died.
e.At least eight of Zindel’s books were very popular in his times.
(A)c, d, e (B)a, b, c (C)a, b, d (D)a, d, e
Three months after the government stopped issuing（发放）or renewing permits for Internet cafes because of security（安全）concerns, some cafe owners are having financial（经济的）concerns of their own.
The permits were stopped suddenly three months ago by the government until new safeguards could be put in place to prevent misuse of the information superhighway, but for cafe owners it’s a business breakdown with no fix in sight.
“I handed in a request to open up an Internet café and received the conditions,” said the businessman Obeidallah. “I rented a place in the Sharafiah district at SR45,000 and prepared the place with equipment that cost me more than SR100,000. When I went to the local government after finishing everything, I was surprised to find that they’d stopped issuing permits for Internet cafes.”
Having an Internet cafe without Internet is much like having a coffee shop without coffee. “I’m avoiding closing the place, but it’s been more than three months with the situation ongoing as it is.” Obeidallah said. “Who will bear the losses caused by the permit issue?”
The decision took many cafe owners by surprise. “I asked to open an Internet café, and I was handed a list of all the things that were needed to follow through, such as a sign for the place, filling out forms,” said Hassan Al-Harbi.
“I did all that was asked and rented a place. And after the Haj vacation I went to the local government and they surprised me, saying that there are new rules that forbid the issuing of any more Internet cafe permits and that one can’t even renew his permit. I’ve lost more than SR80,000,” Al-harbi added.
As for the government, officials say a method to deal with it is on the way. But security concerns come before profit（盈利）.
【題組】60.The government stopped issuing or renewing permits for Internet cafes .
(A)to prevent misuse of new safeguards in Internet cafes
(B)to make cafe owners earn less profit from their business
(C)to stop the use of the information superhighway on Internet
(D)to make sure of the proper use of the information superhighway
41.【題組】61．The government’s decision led to the fact that many cafe owners .
(A)suffered heavy financial losses (B)asked to open up Internet cafes
(C)continued to operate Internet cafes (D)asked the government for payment
Walk through the Amazon rainforest today and you will find it is steamy ,warm ,damp and thick .But if you had been around 15,000 years ago, during the last ice age ,would it have been the same ?For more than 30 years, scientists have been arguing about how rainforests like the Amazon might have reacted（反应）to the cold ,dry climates of the ice ages ,but until now ,no one has reached a satisfying answer.
Rainforests like the Amazon are important for mopping up CO2 from the atmosphere and helping to slow global warming . Currently the trees in the Amazon take in around 500 million tonnes of CO2 each year; equal to the total amount of CO2 giving off in the UK each year. But how will the Amazon react to future climate change? If it gets drier ,will it still survive and continue to draw down CO2 ?Scientists hope that they will be able to learn in advance how the rainforest will manage in the future by understanding how rainforests reacted to climate change in the past.
Unfortunately ,getting into the Amazon rainforest and collecting information are very difficult .To study past climate ,scientists need to look at fossilized pollen ,kept in lake muds .Going back to the last ice age means drilling deep down into lake sediments （沉淀物）,which requires specialized equipment and heavy machinery .There are very few roads and paths ,or places to land helicopters and aeroplanes .Rivers tend to be the easiest way to enter the forest ,but this still leaves vast ares between the rivers completely unsampled（未取样）.So far ,only a handful of cores have been drilled that go back to the last ice age and none of them provide enough information to prove how the Amazon rainforest reacts to climate change.
【題組】64.The underlined phrase “mopping up” in the second paragraph means .
(A)cleaning up (B)taking in (C)wiping out (D)giving out
45.【題組】65．How will the Amazon rainforest react to future climate change?
(A)It’ll get drier and continue to remove CO2 .
(B)It’ll remain steamy ,warm ,damp and thick .
(C)It’ll get warmer and then colder and drier.
(D)There is no exact answer up to present.
46.【題組】66．What’s the main idea of the last paragraph?
(A)It’s important to drill deep down into lake sediments to collect information.
(B)It’s impossible to prove how climate changes in the Amazon rainforest.
(C)It’s hard to collect information for studies of the past climate in the Amazon rainforest.
(D)It’s necessary to have specialized equipment and machinery to study the past climate.
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【題組】68.All the following are included in the price of ￡ 299 EXCEPT __________.
(A)transport between the airport and the hotel
(B)telephone calls made by tourists
(C)the services of guides to tourists
(D)double rooms for every two tourists
49.【題組】69．What is the purpose of the passage?
(A)To invite people to take a breath in the Bay of Naples.
(B)To advise people to telephone Newmarket Air Holidays Ltd.
(C)To persuade people to tour in the area of the Mediterranean Sea.
(D)To attract people to go to Sant’ Agata or Sorrento for sightseeing.
50.【題組】70．The underlined part “the area is a feast for the eyes” in the passage means __________.
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(C)the area catches the tourists’ eye (D)the area is crowded with tourists
51.【題組】71．After reading the ad, one will probably join in the tour because _________.
(A)the sights are attractive and the tour starts in May or October
(B)the price is low for those intending to stay at the 3☆ Hotel Nice
(C)the price offered is reasonable and the sights are beautiful
(D)good services are offered to those intending to stay in double rooms
●Prime Minister Tony Blair new allegations(指控) on Thursday that he misled Parliament and the public in making the case for the war in Iraq after he disclosed his chief legal adviser’s written opinion raising questions about the legality(合法) of the war.
●U.S. Forest Service officials are reminding people to stay off Forest Service roads that are closed. The fine for disobeying the rule of road closures is a maximum of ＄5,000 fine and/ or six months in prison. Those who enter the area and cause road damage may also be required to pay for repairs.
●In a second study presented at the meeting, scientists from the UK and Denmark showed that even a few days of high temperatures can severely reduce production of crops such as wheat, soybeans, rice and groundnuts, if it occurs when the plants are flowering.
●A bomb exploded in Thailand’s mainly Muslin south on Sunday, killing two policemen and wounding three others, a day after Thailand’s queen condemned those behind a 15-month wave of violence(暴力).
●Mechanicsburg 3, West York 1: Ken Stamper and Rusty Bowman had seven kills each, and Ryan Warfield had six to lead the Wildcats past the Bulldogs, 25-11, 25-15, 15-25, 25-23, in a non-league match.
【題組】72.The news brief covers _____________.
(A)war, law, violence, culture and agriculture
(B)sports, war, violence, politics and climate
(C)politics, culture, violence, climate and sports
(D)violence, sports, politics, law and agriculture
53.【題組】73．From the news brief, we can learn that ____________.
(A)the Bulldogs defeated the Wildcats by 3-1 in a non-league match
(B)Forest Service roads are closed for repairs before they are opened again
(C)quite a few violent accidents happened in Tailand before the latest one
(D)the British people think the decision made by Blair about the war is of legaliry
54.【題組】74．According to the U.S. Forest Service officials, those who enter the area and damage the closed roads __________.
(A)shall have to pay a $ 5,000 fine for the repairs to them
(B)shall be fined or put in prison, and may pay for the repairs
(C)shall be fined $ 5,000 and kept in prison for six months
(D)shall pay a fine and repair the roads as a punishment
55.【題組】75．The study of the scientists from the UK and Denmark is about ____________.
(A)the importance of climate and the growth of crops
(B)the damage caused by high temperatures to some crops
(C)the relationship between crops flowering and high temperatures
(D)the effect of high temperatures on the production of some crops