21.21.The books in David’s schoolbag felt like bricks as he ran down the street. What he wanted to do was to play basketball with Eric, 21 his mother told him he would have to return his sister’s books to the library first.
He had 22 set foot in a library and he wasn’t about to do so today. He would just 23 the books in the outside return box. But there was a 24 ； it was locked.
He went into the building, only a few minutes 25 closing time. He put the books into the return box. And after a brief 26 in the toilet, he would be on his way to the playground to 27 Eric.
David stepped out of the toilet and stopped in 28 — the library lights were off. The place was 29 . The doors had been shut. They 30 be opened from the inside, he was trapped（被困） — in a library!
He tried to 31 a telephone call, but was unable to 32 . What’s worse, the pay phones were on the outside of the building. 33 the sun began to set, he searched for a light and found it.
34 he could see. David wrote on a piece of paper： “ 35 ! I’m TRAPPED inside!” and stuck it to the glass door. 36 , someone passing by would see it.
He was surprised to discover that this place was not so unpleasant, 37 . Rows and rows of shelves held books, videos and music. He saw a book about Michael Jordan and took it off the shelf. He settled into a chair and started to 38 .
He knew he had to 39 , but now, that didn’t seem to be such a 40 thing.
(A)but (B)because (C)or (D)since
41.41.If you were to walk up to Arthur Bonner and say, “ Hey, Butterfly Man,” his face would break into a smile. The title suits him. And he loves it.
Arthur Bonner works with the Palos Verdes blue butterfly（蝴蝶）, once thought to have died out. Today the butterfly is coming back — thanks to him. But years ago if you’d told him this was what he’d be doing someday, he would have laughed, “ You’re crazy.” As a boy, he used to be “ a little tough guy on the streets”. At age thirteen, he was caught by police stealing. At eighteen, he landed in prison for shooting a man.
“ I knew it had hurt my mom,” Bonner said after he got out of prison. “ So I told myself I would not put my mom through that pain again.”
One day he met Professor Mattoni, who was working to rebuild the habitat（栖息地） for an endangered butterfly called El Segundo blue.
“ I saw the sign ‘ Butterfly Habitat’ and asked, ‘ How can you have a habitat when the butterflies can just fly away?’” Bonner recalls. “ Dr. Mattoni laughed and handed me a magnifying glass（放大镜） , ‘Look at the leaves.’ I could see all these caterpillars（蝴蝶的幼虫） on the plant. Dr Mattoni explained, ‘ Without the plant, there are no butterflies.’”
Weeks later, Bonner received a call from Dr. Mattoni, who told him there was a butterfly needed help. That was how he met the Palos Verdes blue. Since then he’s been working for four years to help bring the butterfly back. He grows astragalus, the only plant the butterfly eats. He collects butterflies and brings them into a lab to lay eggs. Then he puts new butterflies into the habitat.
The butterfly’s population, once almost zero, is now up to 900. For their work, Bonner and Dr. Mattoni receiced lots of awards. But for Bonner, he earned something more： he turned his life around.
For six years now Bonner has kept his promise to stay out of prison. While he’s bringing back the Palos Verdes blue, the butterfly has helped bring him back, too.
When he was young, Arthur Bonner _______.
(A)broke the law and ended up in prison
(B)was fond of shooting and hurt his mom
(C)often laughed at people on the streeets
(D)often caught butterflies and took them home
42.42．Bonner came to know the Palos Verdes blue after he _______.
(A)found the butterfly had died out
(B)won many prizes from his professor
(C)met Dr. Mattoni, a professor of biology
(D)collected butterflies and put them into a lab
45.45.People who have lost the ability to understand or use words due to brain damage are called aphasics（失语症患者）. Such patients can be extremely good at something else. From the changing expressions on speakers’ faces and the tones of their voices, they can tell lies from truths.
Doctors studying the human brain have given a number of examples of this amazing power of aphasics. Some have even compared this power to that of a dog with an ability to find out the drugs hidden in the baggage.
Recently, scientists carried out tests to see if all that was said about aphasics was true. They studied a mixed group of people. Some were normal； others were aphasics. It was proved that the aphasics were far ahead of the normal people in recognizing false speeches — in most cases, the normal people were fooled by words, but the aphasics were not.
Some years ago, Dr. Oliver Sacks wrote in his book about his experiences with aphasics. He mentioned a particular case in a hospital. Some aphasics were watching the president giving a speech on TV. Since the president had been an actor earlier, making a good speech was no problem for him. He was trying to put his feelings into every word of his speech.
But his way of speaking had the opposite effect on the patients. They didn’t seem to believe him. Instead, they burst into laughter. The aphasics knew that the president did not mean a word of what he was saying. He was lying!
Many doctors see aphasics as people who are not completely normal because they lack the ability to understand words. However, according to Dr. Sacks, they are more gifted than normal people. Normal people may get carried away by words. Aphasics seem to understand human expressions better, though they cannot understand words.
What is so surprsing about aphasics?
(A)They can fool other people. (B)They can find out the hidden drugs.
(C)They can understand language better. (D)They can tell whether people are lying.
46.46．How did the scientists study aphasics?
(A)By asking them to watch TV together. (B)By organizing them into acting groups.
(C)By comparing them with normal people. (D)By giving them chances to speak on TV.
47.47．What do we learn from this text?
(A)What ones says reflects how one feels.
(B)Aphasics have richer feelings than others.
(C)Normal people often tell lies in their speeches.
(D)People poor at one thing can be good at another.
48.48.Below is a web page from Google.
Olympic—Modern Olympic Games
The completer results archive of summer and winter Olympic games, with winners lists, statistics, national anthems and flags of all contries since 1896.
www. olympic. it/english/home-16k
Beijing steel plants to run at the lowest level of cost during 2008 Olympics [2007-03-11] Beijing able to treat 90 pct of waste water [2007-02-05] •Air quality in Beijing has improved over the past six years [2007-02-01]•Green Olympics dream coming true …
Beijing announces planned roule of Olympic torch relay
Beijing announced the 2008 Olympic Games torch relay route and set off the Olympic Games torch on Thursday. … Green Olympics is one of the three concepts of the Beijing Games. …
Environmental Symbol of Beijing Olympics —‘Green Olympics’
Environmental Symbol of Beijing Olympics —‘Green Olympics’, officially announced on Saturday, 24 September 2005. The symbol, created using a calligraphic art form, is composed of human and tree-like shapes, …
Green Olympics Forum In Beijing 2004
On behalf of BOCOC, Wang Wei, executive vice president of BOCOC, gave a presentation about Green Olympics, introduced the environment protection work of BMC and BOCOC, and answered several questions such as protection of cultural relics …
Olympic Games Quizzes and Olmpic Games Trivia
Who was the founder of the Modern Olympics? In which cities were the modern Olympic Games due to be held/ scheduled during the ‘war years’, i.e., 1916, 1940, and 1944? … In which three years of the Modern Olympic Games were … More questions …
OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE OLYMPIC MOVEMENT
… aimed at young researchers engaged in scholarly research on the Olympic Movement, its history and values, and the impact of the …[ Full story] SPORT ACCORD[2005-01-23]…
Ancient Olympic Heritage and Modern Olympic Games in Athens 2004
As put forward in the various official texts, the Olympic symbols of ancient Olympia, the Olympic flame and the Marathon race are bridges between the ancient and the modern Olympic Games, …
When was the environmental symbol of Beijing Olympics made public?
(A)On January 23, 2005. (B)On September 24, 2005.
(C)On February 5, 2007. (D)On March 11, 2007.
49.49．Which of the following websites is designed for young researchers interested in the Olympics?
(B)Green Olympics Forum In Beijing 2004
(C)Olympic Games Quizzes and Olmpic Games Trivia
(D)OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE OLYMPIC MOVEMENT
50.50．Which website provides a complete list of the winners in the Olympic Games?
(A)Olympic—Modern Olympic Games
(B)Green Olympics Forum In Beijing 2004
(C)Environmental Symbol of Beijing Olympics —‘Green Olympics’
(D)Ancient Olympic Hertiage and Modern Olympic Games in Athens 2004
51.51．What do we learn from the above web page?
(A)Beijing has made efforts to improve its air quality.
(B)The Olympic torch relay route has not been planned.
(C)The Olympic flag will be on display in Athens.
(D)A quiz on the Olympics will be held in Beijing.
52.52.Tell a story and tell it well, and you may open wide the eyes of a child, open up lines of communication in a business, or even open people’s mind to another culture or race.
People in many places are digging up the old folk stories and the messages in them. For example, most American storytellers get their tales from a wide variety of sources, cultures, and times. They regard storytelling not only as a useful tool in child education, but also as a meaningful activity that helps adults understand themselves as well as those whose culture may be very different from their own.
“ Most local stories are based on a larger theme,” American storyteller Opalanga Pugh says, “ Cinderella（灰姑娘）, or the central idea of a good child protected by her goodness, appears in various forms in almost every culture of the world.”
Working with students in schools, Pugh helps them understand their own cultures and the general messages of the stories. She works with prisoner too, helping them knowing who they are by telling stories that her listeners can write, direct, and act in their own lives. If they don’t like the story they are living, they can rewrite the story. Pugh also works to help open up lines of communication between managers and workers. “For every advance in business,” she says, “ there is a greater need for communication.” Storytelling can have a great effect on either side of the manager-worker relationship, she says.
Pugh spent several years in Nigeria, where she learned how closely storytelling was linked to the everyday life of the people there. The benefits of storytelling are found everywhere, she says.
“I learned how people used stories to spread their culture,” she says, “ What I do is to focus on the value of the stories that people can translate into their own daily world of affairs. We are all storytellers. We all have a story to tell. We tell everybody’s story.”
What do we learn about American storyteller from Paragraph 2?
(A)They share the same way of storytelling.
(B)They prefer to tell the stories from other cultures.
(C)They learn their stories from the American natives.
(D)They find storytelling useful for both children and adults.
55.55．What is the main idea of the text?
(A)Storytelling can influence the way people think.
(B)Storytelling is vital to the growth of business.
(C)Storytelling is the best way to educate children in school.
(D)Storytelling helps people understand themselves and others.
56.56.I began working in journalism（新闻工作）when I was eight. It was my mother’s idea. She wanted me to “make something” of myself, and decided I had better start young if I was to have any chance of keeping up with the competition.
With my load of magazines I headed toward Belleville Avenue. The crowds were there. There were two gas stations on the corner of Belleville and Union. For several hours I made myself highly visible, making sure everyone could see me and the heavy black letters on the bag that said THE SATURDAY EVENING POST. When it was suppertime, I walked back home.
“ How many did you sell, my boy?” my mother asked.
“ Where did you go?”
“ The corner of Belleville and Union Avenues.”
“ What did you do?”
“ Stood on the corner waiting for somebody to buy a Saturday Evening Post.”
“ You just stood there?”
“ Didn’t sell a single one.”
“ My God, Russell!”
Uncle Allen put in, “ Well, I’ve decided to take the Post.” I handed him a copy and he paid me a nickle（五分镍币）. It was the first nickle I earned.
Afterwards my mother taught me how to be a salesman. I would have to ring doorbells, address adults with self-confidence（自信）, and persuade them by saying that no one, no matter how poor, could afford to be without the Saturday Evening Post in the home.
One day, I told my mother I’d changed my mind. I didn’t want to make a success in the magazine business.
“ If you think you can change your mind like this,” she replied, “ you’ll become a good-for-nothing.” She insisted that, as soon as school was over, I should start ringing doorbells, selling magazines. Whenever I said no, she would scold me.
My mother and I had fought this battle almost as long as I could remember. My mother, dissatisfied with my father’s plain workman’s life, determined that I would not grow up like him and his people. But never did she expect that, forty years later, such a successful journalist as me would go back to her husband’s people for true life and love.
Why did the boy start his job young?
(A)He wanted to be famous in the future.
(B)The job was quite easy for him.
(C)His mother had high hopes for him.
(D)The competiton for the job was fierce.
59.59．What does the underlined phrase “this battle”（last paragraph） refer to?
(A)The war between the boy’s parents.
(B)The arguing between the boy and his mother.
(C)The quarrel between the boy and his customers.
(D)The fight between the boy and his father.