16.It was a bright spring afternoon when Fieda told me she wouldn’t need me any more. I had just finished my four-hour work － 36 up and down the stairs of her three-storey home, cleaning the floor and washing the dished. She was 37 jeans and a sweater. Sitting at the table I had just 38 . a pile of papers spread around her. Her husband’a 39 was going to be reduced by thirty percent. And they were trying to live as if it had 40 happened. I felt sorry for her. but I also felt a sense of 41 .
I had been cleaning Freda’s house for five years and had 42 an unexpected relationship with the family. It was not just 43 I had become an expert at scraping（刮掉）dirt stuct to their wooden floor. 44 that I had learned exactly how to place toys on the girls’beds. It was 45 than that. For I felt I had become a part of their 46 .
Freda stayed at home with the kids, 47 I would often see her in the morning 48
Them to school. And I’d be there when they 49 home at lunch for sandwiches and piano practice. I had 50 them grow up. Now I still wanted to keep scraping away the dirt and dust for
I left Freda’s 52 relationship with my clients（主顾）. Who am I 53
Them? A a matter of fact. I’m 54 an employee － the lowest kind of employee. But I’m also a trusted 55 of the family. I can’t help worrying about what happens around me.
【題組】36. (A)stepping (B)coming (C)jumping (D)moving
Have you ever dreamed of having a fashionable watch of great value?
Asmall watchmaker in Switzerland in 1922 designed the first automatic(自动的)watch to show the day, month, and date, Only seven of these splendid watches were ever made and these watches were almost lost to history. Today, it is so hard to get an original (首批的) watch that some watch historians are even willing to offer $ 200,000 for one.
These watches attracted a lot of people for their splendid color, fashionable style, and new uses in the 1920s. The owners of the watches were admired and set apart from the crowd. Bucause the number of the original watches is very limited, owning such a watch will make you feel very special.
Today, you are offered the same kind of watch with improvement. It has a 24-jewel mechanical(机械的) movement, the kind desired by watch collectors, The watchmaker has made the movement of the watch much more modern with an automatic rotor(上弦装置) so that the watch never needs to be wound by hand. The
Design on it. To get a watch in such a perfect design
to know history and to wear such a watch will show your
You can get the watch either in person or by mail all an affordable price. You will also receive good service from the watch seller. If you are not satisfied with the watch after you get it, you may simply return it within 30 days. Don’t miss the chance to realize your dream.
【題組】56.The original aulomatic watches are valuable because .
(A)the watches were made many years ago
(B)the watches were made by a Swiss watchmaker
(C)only rich people can afford the watches
(D)only a few watches of the kind were made
Unlike modern animal scientists, dinosam scientists cannot sit on a hillside and use telescopes to watch dinosaurs in order to know how they lived and whether they were good parents Instead, they have to search hard for information from dinosaurs’fossils(恐龙化石) because dinosaurs died out millions of years ago.
It’s very difficult for the scientists to reach an agreement because different results can be got from the same fossils, Many fossils of the same kind of dinosaurs have been dug out from one place. They might have formed when an entire group of dinosaurs got stuct(陷入)all st once. Or they might have been the result of dinosaurs getting stuck one after another over a course of a few centuries. Thys we can say that dinosaurs might have in the first case lived in big groups and in the second lived alone.
Though there are two different results, dinosaur scientists now generally agree that at least some kinds of dinosaurs lived in big groups. “That’s pretty much settled at this point.” Says Paul Sereno, Akind of dinosaurs called Sauropods left behind tracks in the western United States that appear to run north and south,suggesting that they even moved long distances together.
A to whether dinosaurs cared for their young, dinosaur scientists have turned to the closest living relativers of dinosaurs ― birds and crocodiles ― for possible models. Brds give a lot of care to their young, while crocoeiles just help their young to the water, The discovered fossils of dinosaurs sitting on their gees and staying with their young suggest the parents were taking care of their babies, but we still cannot say that all dinosaurs did the same.
There is still a long way to go before the above questions could be answered. Dnosaur scientists will have to find more proof to reach an agreement.
【題組】60.Dnosaur scientists can get information directly by .
(A) studying dinosaur fossils
(B) examining modern animals
(C) watching dinosaurs
(D) using teleeopes
41.【題組】61.What is pretty much settled according to Paul Sereno?
(A) Half of the dinosaurs lived alone.
(B) Most dinosaurs moved long distances.
(C) Many dinosaurs settled in the north.
(D) Some dinosaurs lived in big groups.
43.【題組】63.Which of the following the according to the paragraph?
(A) Brds hardly ay attention to their young.
(B) Bby crocodiles can look after themselves well.
(C) Some dinosaurs took care of their young.
(D) Brds and crocodiles take good care of their young.
Dpartment stores sell ready-to-wear clothing, which is also called ready-made-clothint. Such clothing is made in fixed sizes. Those people who find that ready-made clothing fits them well can save money by buying it. Most often. People do not fit exactly into a producer’s size. Their clothing must be altered(改变)to make it fit better, However, most alterations are not very expensive. The small cost of most allerations means that ready-made clothing can meet the needs of most custioners.
Those who can afford it often get someone to design and make their clothing. Such clothing is called custom-made(定做的). The person who makes it measures the customer,and then sews it so that it fits perfectly.Aterations are not needed. Cstom-made clothing is largely sewn by hand. Has better quality,better material, and is of the style you have chosen. Of course, it costs much more than ready-to-wear clothing. You need to pay the difference for the special fitting and better skill that you are receiveing. This often means that you spend double or more than you would for a ready-made garment（衣服）.
Costom-made clothing is not always that much better than ready-made clothing. It costs more partly because only one garment has been made, just for you. Cmpanies that produce ready-made products make thousands of garments at a time. This means they can buy large quantities of material. Workers cut each size by the hundreds. Cmpanies work out ways to make the garments, quickly ly machine and pay workers according to their skill. Thus they can sell the finished products at a low price while still making money. Most of the clothing sold in the United States is made in this way. Costomers gain from the lower prices which are made possible by mass production（批量生产）.It may or may not give them high quality.
【題組】64.Acording to the passage, people who buy ready-made clothing .
(A) wish to make alterations
(B) can fit into the sizes
(C) want to make it better
(D) will spend less money
47.【題組】67.The purpose of the writer is .
(A) to explain why custom-made clothing costs more
(B) to show the advantages of mass production
(C) to provide information about different kind-of clothing
(D) to tell readers how to make money from ready-made clothing
Collecting information about
(申请表)are closely connected, However, filling out an appheation fornt is much easier because you have total control and have enough time to think and plan.
That you are given a form to fill out does not necessarily mean that you have to answer all the questions in it. If the form contains unclear questions or lerms and conditions, you can make some changes before signing (签约)it, or refuse to answer some of the questions. What you must realize is that those terms and conditions have been written by highly paid lawyers.Each word is important, or it would not be there;and you can be sure that there is not anything there that is written with your interests in mind.
I know what I speak of because, as a lawyer for Litton Industries. I wrote the terms and conditions that were printed on the back of order forms, I wrote the most tiring terms and conditions anyone has ever seen. Still, 90 percent of the buyers would just sign on them without questioning anything, If anyone questiones them. We would reach an agreement on something that was acceptable to both siders.
So when you see a preprinted application that contains questions or terms and conditions, read it all and read it slowly. If you don’t like something, you can simply change the parts you don’t like, Remember that everything can be settled by discussion. To what degree it can be settled depends on your position(立场),of course, and that is something only you can determine.
【題組】68.Filling out application forms is much “easier” because .
(A) everything connected with application forms is easier
(B) it is easier to collect information about pre-employment
(C) you can plan and have control of the needed time
(D) you can control the form filling with enough time
49.【題組】69.We can learn from the underlined part“Each word is important”that
(A) everything in a form must be read carefully
(B) questions in a form must be answered
(C) the conditions that interest you are changeable
(D) something of your interests is most important
50.【題組】70.The writer points out with an example that the side who will sign a form
(A) it depends on your position to settle everything in a form
(B) questions in a form are more important than your position
(C) you have little right to determine the conditions you like most
(D) you must change a preprinted application before it is discussed
51.【題組】71.It can be inferred from the 4 paragraph that
(A)it depends on your position to settle everything in a form
(B)questions in a form are more important than your possition
(C)you have little right to determine the conditions you like most
(D)you mest change a perprinted application before it is discussed
Important change took place in the lives of women 19th century. When men went out from their farms to cities to in industry. Over the sowing, growing, and harvesting of the fields as When women also moved to the cities in search of work, they found that it was increasingly. Separated by sex and that employment opportunities for women were limited to the lower-paid jobs. Later in the century, women in industry gathered maninly in cloth-mking factories, though some worked in mining or took similarly difficult and tiring jobs.
In the 1800s, service work also absorbed(吸纳) a great number of women who arrived in the cities from the country. Young women especially took jobs as servants in middle-class and upper-class homes; and as more and more men were drawn into industry, homestic service(家庭服务) because increasingly a famale job. In the second half of the century, however, chances of other service work also opened up to women, from sales jobs in shops to teaching and nursing. These jobs came to be done mainly by women and low paid.
For thousands of years, when almost all work was done on the family farm or in the family firm(家庭作坊)，home and workplace had been the same, In these cases, women could do farm work or hand work, and perform home duties such as child care and preparation of meals at the same time, Aong with the development of industry, the central workplace, however, such as the factory and the department store, separated home from work, Faced with the necessity for women to choose between home and workplace, Western society began to give particular attention to the role of women as homemakers with more energy than ever before.
【題組】72. We learn from the first paragraph that had been done chiefly by men before they went to cities to seek jobs.
(A) mining, teaching, and nursing
(B) sewing clothes and mining
(C) soeing, growing, nd harvesting
(D) caring for cattle and growing crops
53.【題組】73.Dmestic service because a female job mainly because .
(A) more and more women began to work in domestic service
(B) women mainly worked as servants, nurses, and miners
(C) service and industrial jobs absorbed more women than men
(D) women enjoyed working as sellers, teachers, and miners
54.【題組】74.We know from the passage that in the 1800s
(A)more and more women began to work in domervice
(B)women mainly worked as servants,nurses,and miners
(C)service and industial jobs absorbed more women than men
(D)women enjoyed working as sellers ,teachers,and miners