6.26. You may not have played very well today, but at least you’ve got through to the next round and
(A) tomorrow never comes (B) tomorrow is another day
(C) never put off till tomorrow (D) there is no tomorrow
16.Carolyn Stradley is the founder of C&S Paving Inc.(铺路公司) in Atlanta, USA In the following account, she recalls the job that challenged her 36 and skill but left her flying high.
“When the Atlanta Airport was under 37 in 1979, we were a new company struggling to make it. National Car rental wanted to have 2,500 square meters of dirt paved 38 the cars could be on site 39 the airport opened, and the official opening was only the days away! 40 other local paving company wanted to do the job, 41 it couldn’t be done in such a short time.
“Because we were new and really needed the work, we were 42 to try harder. We gave National Car Rental our offer and 43 our best effort to get the job finished within ten days. We also 44 them that if we failed, they would be no worse off, 45 they had plenty to gain if we succeeded.
“We got the job and immediately went into 46 . Working at night needed lights, so I rented a machine to produce electricity for the site. Our 47 challenge was to keep the rock mixture 48 enough. All the available water wagons(洒水车) were rented out for the airport construction, and we certainly couldn’t afford to buy a new one. 49 , I got a special 50 to rent fire engine hoses（消防水龙带）and connect them to nearby hydrants(消防栓)；then I 51 held one of those hoses to 52 down the rock.
“Those ten days were filled with challenges that 53 one creative idea after another. Nine days later, the night before the airport opened, National Car Rental was the 54 company that had cars on the parking lot.
“The key to our success was having the 55 to take on any job and then being creative in our approach to getting it done.” 【題組】36. (A) kindness (B) patience (C) imagination (D) experience
36. Su Hua is studying at Cambridge, UK. She has bought a bicycle and is worried about security(安全). Her friend, Kate, found this article and sent it to her.
A lot of crime is against bicycles. About 150,000 bicycles are stolen every year and most are never found. You can prevent this happening by following a few careful steps.
Do not leave your bicycle in out-of-the-way places. Always lock your bicycle when you leave. Security is to lampposts or trees. Take off smaller parts and take them with you, for example lights and saddles(车座).
Get a good lock. There are many different types in the shops. Buy one that has been tested against attack. Ask for a recommendation from bike shop.
Security marking your bike can act as a deterrent to a thief. It can also help the police find your bicycle. It should be clearly written an include your postcode and your house or flat number. This will provide a simple way to identify your bicycle.
There are a number of companies who will security mark your bicycle for you. They will then put your registration number and personal details on their computer database. Then if your bicycle is found it will be easy to contact you.
Keep a record of the bicycle yourself: its make, model and registration number. You can even take a photograph of it. This will prove the bicycle belongs to you. 【題組】56.Which part of the text gives you information on how to lock up your bicycle when you leave it?
(A) Locks. (B) Marking. (C) Registration. (D) Basic Security.
37.【題組】57. The underlined phrase “act as a deterrent to a thief” means .
(A) help you recognize your bike (B) help the police find your bicycle
(C) stop someone stealing your bicycle (D) stop you worrying about your bike
38.【題組】58. The article advise you to keep a record of your bicycle .
(A) in the bike shop and your computer
(B) in a police station and a security company
(C) in a security company and your university
(D) by yourself and in a security company
39.【題組】59. The main purpose of this article is .
(A) to tell you what to do if your bicycle is stolen
(B) to suggest ways of keeping your bicycle safe
(C) to give you advice on where to buy good lock
(D) to say why you shouldn’t keep your bicycle in a quiet place
40.Professor Barry Wellman of the University of Toronto in Canada has invented a term to describe the way many North Americans interact(互动)these days. The term is “networked individualism”. This concept is not easy to understand because the words seem to have opposite meanings. How can we be individuals(个体)and be networked at the same time? You need other people for networks.
Here is what Professor Wellman means. Before the invention of the Internet and e-mail, our social networks included live interactions with relatives, neighbors, and friends. Some of the interaction was by phone, but it was still voice to voice, person to person, in real time.
A recent research study by the Pew Internet and American Life Project showed that for a lot of people, electronic interaction through the computer has replaced this person-to-person interaction. However, a lot of people interviewed for the Pew study say that’s a good thing. Why?
In the past, many people were worried that the internet isolated(孤立)us and caused us to spend too much time in the imaginary world of the computer. But the Pew study discovered that the opposite is true. The Internet connects us with more real people than expected—helpful people who can give advice on careers, medical problems, raising children, and choosing a school or college. About 60 million Americans told Pew that the Internet plays an important role in helping them make major life decisions.
Thanks to the computer, we are able to be alone an together with other people—at the same time! 【題組】60. The underlined phrase “networked individualism” probably means that by using computers people .
(A) stick to their own ways no matter what other people say
(B) have the rights and freedom to do things of their own interest
(C) do things in their own ways and express opinions different from other people
(D) are able to keep to themselves but at the same time reach out to other people
42.【題組】62. It can be inferred from the Pew study that .
(A) people have been separated from each other by using computers
(B) the Internet makes people waste a lot of time and feel very lonely
(C) the Internet has become a new tool for a new kind of social communication
(D) a lot of people regard the person-to-person communication as a good thing
43.【題組】63. Which would be the best title for this passage?
(A) We’re Alone on the Internet
(B) We’re Communicating on the Internet
(C) We’re Alone Together on the Internet
(D) We’re in the Imaginary World of the Internet.
44.Visit the skywalk at the Grand Canyon West Today!
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Experience the newly opened Grand Canyon(大峡谷) West Skywalk in Colorado. Departing from Grand Canyon’s South Rim by Airplane to Grand Canyon’s West rim, you will land an take a ground tour to the sky walk! Walk on air for 70 feet over the edge of Grand Canyon West.
This Skywalk has been open since March 28, 2007. Daily visitorship to the Skywalk has been over 4,000 people. Please be patient to enjoy your moment on the Skywalk.
After you have experienced the one and only Grand Canyon Skywalk Glass Bridge, you will return to the Grand Canyon West Airport an take your Airplane for a flight back to the South Rim of the Canyon. This is a tour never to be forgotten as you will have walked on air over the Grand Canyon.
缺图 【題組】64. This advertisement is for .
(A) Grand Canyon West (B) Grand Canyon South
(C) Grand Canyon (D) the Skywalk
47.【題組】67. According to the Tour Itinerary, the route is .
(A) South Rim→Guano Point→West Airport→Eagle Point→West Airport→South Rim
(B) South Rim→West Airport→Guano Point→Eagle Point→West Airport→South Rim
(C) South Rim→West Airport→Eagle Point→Guano Point→West Airport→South Rim
(D) South Rim→West Airport→Eagle Point→West Airport→Guano Point→South Rim
Some scientists claim that we humans are the only living things that are conscious（有意识的）—we alone are aware that we are thinking.
No one knows how consciousness works—it is one of science’s last great mysteries.
All your thoughts take place in the cerebrum(大脑皮质), which is at the top of your brain, and different kinds of thought are linked to different areas, called association areas.
Each half of the cerebrum has four rounded ends called lobes(脑叶)—two at the front(frontal and temporal lobes) and two at the back(occipital and parietal lobes).
The frontal lobe is linked to your personality an it is where you have your bright ideas.
The temporal lobe is where you hear and understand what people say to you.
The occipital lobe is where you record touch, heat and cold, and pain.
The left half of the brain controls the right side of the body. The right half controls the left side.
One half of the brain is always dominant in charge). Usually, the left side brain is dominant, which is why 90% of people are right-handed.
Which part of your cerebrum is most active when you are thinking a telephone call? 【題組】68. (A) The frontal lobe. (B) The temporal lobe.
(C) The occipital lobe. (D) The parietal lobe.
49.【題組】69. Which of the following statements is True?
(A) One’s personality has something to do with the frontal lobe.
(B) Bright ideas come from the parietal lobe.
(C) The occipital and temporal lobes are at the back of the cerebrum.
(D) The occipital lobe is in charge of sound.
50.【題組】70. From the passage, we know the reason why around 10% of people are left-handed is that .
(A) their fontal lobe is usually dominant
(B) their temporal lobe is usually dominant
(C) their right brain is usually dominant
(D) their left brain is usually dominant
51.Some people bring out the best in you in a way that you might never have fully realized on
your own. My mom was one of those people.
My father died when I was nine months old, making my mom a single mother at the age of
eighteen. While I was growing up, we lived a very hard life. We had little money, but my mom
gave me a lot of love. Each night, she sat me on her lap and spoke the words that would change
my life, “Kemmons, you are certain to be a great man and you can do anything in life if you work
hard enough to get it.
At fourteen, I was hit by a car and doctors said I would never walk again. Every day, my
mother spoke to me in her gentle, loving voice, telling me that no matter what those doctors said, I
could walk again if I wanted to badly enough. She drove that message so deep into my heart that I
finally believed her. A year later, I returned to school—walking on my own!
When the Great Depression(大萧条) hit, my mom lost her job. Then I left school to support
the both of us. At that moment, I was determined never to be poor again.
Over the years, I experienced various levels of business success. But the real turning point
occurred on a vacation I took with my wife and five kids in 1951. I was dissatisfied with the
second-class hotels available for families and was angry with they charged an extra $2 for each
child. That was too expensive for the average American family. I told my wife that I was going to
open a motel(汽车旅馆) for families that would never charge extra for children. There were plenty
of doubters at that time.
Not surprisingly, mom was one of my strongest supporters. She worked behind the desk and
even designed the room style. As in any business, we experienced a lot of challenges. But with my
mother’s words deeply rooted in my soul, I never doubted we would succeed. Fifteen years later,
we had the largest hotel system in the world—Holiday Inn. In 1979 my company had 1,759 inns
in more than fifty countries with an income of $1 billion a year.
You may not have started out life in the best situations. But if you can find a task in life worth
working for and believe in yourself, nothing can stop you. 【題組】71. What Kemmons’ mom often told him during his childhood was .
(A) caring (B) moving (C) encouraging (D) interesting
53.【題組】73. What caused Kemmons to start a motel by himself?
(A) His terrible experience in the hotel.
(B) His previous business success of various levels.
(C) His mom’s support.
(D) His wife’s suggestion.
54.【題組】74. Which of the following best describes Kemmons’ mother?
(A) Modest, helpful and hard-working.
(B) Loving, supportive and beautiful.
(C) Careful, helpful and strong-willed.
(D) Strict, sensitive and supportive.
55.【題組】75. Which of the following led to Kemmons’ success according to the passage?
(A) Self-confidence, hard work, higher education and a poor family.
(B) Mom’s encouragement, clear goals, self-confidence and hard work.
(C) Clear goals, mom’s encouragement, a poor family and higher education.
(D) Mom’s encouragement, a poor family, higher education and opportunities.