15.15. — Is there anything wrong. Bob? You look sad
---Oh, nothing much. In fact, I ______ of my friends back home.
(A)have just thought (B)was just thinking (C)would just think (D)will just be thinking
We arrived in Spain for the first time a few weeks ago. I decided to 21 a car because we had sold the one we had in England before 22 home. Yesterday the sales office rang us to say the car was 23 I had tried out a model like it before, but a$ I was not yet 24 driving in this city, my wife did not want me to collect it 25 so we went together to 26 it. We paid for the car and 27 the papers. They told us that there was 28 petrol ( ^ifft) to take us to a garage, where we could fill up. The 29 garage to the office was about 100 yards away and we got there 30 But when I turned into the main road I suddenly saw a lot of cars racing 31 me. I got out of 32 as fast as I could by backing into the garage 33 and the man behind 34 me.
"It* s such a problem to 35 to drive on the right side, isn’t it?" my wife said"Yes, if only I had had a few lessons for 36 ," I replied"You had better go 37 on the way home," my wife said"You' d be sorry if you had 38 on the first day, wouldn' t you?" While we were talking, the man behind got out of his car and said in good English," Would you mind tell¬ing me 39 you are thinking of leaving? 40 are you going to sit in your car all day?"
【題組】21. (A) borrow (B) drive (C) buy (D) choose
Growing up in Philadelphia, Lieberman started cooking with his stay-at-home dad when he was seven. His food-loving family had two kitchens, and he quickly learned what was the best way to bake his cakes. Lieberman improved his kitchen skills greatly during a year abroad before college, learning from a cook in Italy and studying local specialties (A&^T ^F fe^) in Germany, Spain and France. At Yale, he was known for throwing dinner parties, single-handedly frying and baking while mixing drinks for dozens of friends. Just for fun, he and some friends decided to tape a show named Campus Cuisine about his cooking. Lieberman was a real college student showing his classmates how to do things like make drinks out of dining-hall fruit. That helped the show become very popular among the students. They would stop Lieberman after classes to ask for his advice on cooking. Tapes of the show were passed around, with which his name went beyond the school and finally to the Food Network.
Food Network producer Flay hopes the young cook will find a place on the network television. He says Lieberman' s charisma is key. " Food TV isn' t about food anymore," says Flay. " It' s about your personality (^"ft) and finding a way to keep people* s eyeballs on your show. "
But Lieberman isn' 1 putting all his eggs in one basket. After taping the first season of the new show, Lieberman was back in his own small kitchen preparing sandwiches. An airline company (M $'^'Xl) was looking for someone to come up with a tasteful, inexpensive and easy-to-make menu to serve on its flights. Lieberman got the job
【題組】41. We can learn from the text that Lieberman' s family _______.
(A)have relatives in Europe (B)love cooking at home (C)often hold parties (D)own a restaurant
43.【題組】43. What does the word "charisma" underlined in the text refer to?
(A)A natural ability to attract others. (B)A way to show one's achievement.
(C)Lieberman' s after-class interest. (D)Lieberman' s fine cooking skill.
44.【題組】44. Why did the airline company give Liebeman the job?
(A) He could prepare meals in a small kitchen.
(B) He was famous for his slows on Food TV.
(C) He was good at using eggs to make sandwiches.
(D) He could cook cheap, delicious and simple meals.
Some people have the feeling that nothing can be done about their poor reading ability (能力). They feel hopless about it. Can you learn to read better, or must you agree that nothing can be done about it?
To be sure, people are different. You cannot expect to do everything as well as certain other people do. If all the students in a class tried out for basketball, some would be very good players; others would be very poor; and many would be in between. But even the very poor players can become much better players if they are guided in the right way, and with plenty of practice. It is the same with reading. Some seem to enjoy reading and to read well without any special help. Others find reading a slow and tiring jobIn between, there are all degrees of reading ability.
Many experiments have shown that just about every poor reader can improve his reading ability. In these experiments, the poor readers were given tests of reading ability. After some of the causes of their poor reading were discovered, they were given special instructiong and practice in reding. After a few months, another test of the same kind was given. In nearly all cases, these people had raised their reading scores.
【題組】46.With the example of basketball players, the author shows .
(A)why certain people are poor readers.
(B)that there are differences in people’s abilities
(C)why some people are good basketball players
(D)that good basketball players can be good readers
48.【題組】48. The experiments mentioned in the text show that .
(A)good readers seem to enjoy reading
(B)almost all poor reders can make progress
(C)causes of poor reading are difficult to find out
(D)tests help people improve their reading ability
Odiand remembers like it was yesterday working in an expensive French restaurant in Denver. The ice cream he was serving fell onto the white dress of a rich and important woman.
Thirty years have passed, but Odiand can' t get the memory out of his mind, nor the woman' a kind reaction ( fsi^L). She was shocked, regained calmness and, in a kind voice, told the young Odiand, " It' s OK. It wasn' t your fault. " When she left the restaurant, she also left the future For¬tune 500 CEO (^.lHO with a life lesson: You can tell a lot about a person by the way he or she treats the waiter.
Odiand isn't the only CEO to have made this discovery. Rather, it seems to be one of those few laws of the land that every CEO learns on the way up. It' s hard to get a dozen CEOs to agree about anything, but most agree with the Waiter Rule. They say how others treat the CEO says noth¬ing. But how others treat the waiter is like a window into the soul.
Watch out for anyone who pulls out the power card to say something like, " I could buy this place and fire you," or "I know the owner and I could have you fired" Those who say such things have shown more about their character (!m) than about their wealth and power.
The CEO who came up with it, or at least first wrote it down, is Raytheon CEO Bill Swanson. He wrote a best-selling book called Swanson' s Unwritten Rules of Management.
"A person who is nice to you but rude to the waiter, or to others, is not a nice person," Swan-son says. " I will never offer a job to the person who is sweet to the boss but turns rude to someone cleaning the tables. "
【題組】49. What happened after Odiand dropped the ice cream onto the woman' s dress?
(A)He was fired (B)He was blamed
(C)The woman comforted him. (D)The woman left the restaurant at once.
52.【題組】52. From the text we can learn that _______.
(A)one should be nicer to important people
(B)CEOs often show their power before others
(C)one should respect others no matter who they are
(D)CEOs often have meals in expensive restaurants
It is difficult for doctors to help a person with a damaged brain. Without enough blood, the brain lives for only three to five minutes. More often the doctors can' t fix the damage. Sometimes they are afraid to try something to help because it is dangerous to work on the brain. The doctors might make the person worse if he operates on the brain.
Dr. Robert White, a famous professor and doctor, thinks he knows a way to help. He thinks doctors should make the brain very coldIf it is very cold, the brain can live without blood for 30 minutes. This gives the doctor a longer time to do something for the brain.
Dr. White tried his idea on 13 monkeys. First he taught them to do different jobs, then he op¬erated on them. He made the monkeys' blood go through a machine. The machine cooled the bloodThen the machine sent the blood back to the monkeys' brains. When the brain' s tempera¬ture was 10°C, Dr. White stopped the blood to the brain. After 30 minutes he turned the blood back on. He warmed the blood again. After their operations the monkeys were like they had been before. They were healthy and busy. Each one could still do the jobs the doctor had taught them.
【題組】53.The biggest difficulty in operating on the damaged brain is that _______.
(A)the time is too short for doctors (B)the patients are often too nervous
(C)the damage is extremely hard to fix (D)the blood-cooling machine might break down
54.【題組】54. The brain operation was made possible mainly by _______.
(A)taking the blood out of the brain (B)trying the operation on monkeys first
(C)having the blood go through a machine (D)lowering the brain' s temperature
55.【題組】55. With Dr. White' s new idea, the operation on the damaged brain _______.
(A)can last as long as 30 minutes (B)can keep the brain' s blood warm
(C)can keep the patient' s brain healthy (D)can help monkeys do different jobs
56.【題組】56. What is the right order of the steps in the operation?
a.send the cooled blood back to the brain
b.stop the blood to the brain
c.have the blood cooled down
d.operate on the brain
(A)a,b,c,d (B)c,a,b,d (C)c, b, d, a (D)b, c, d, a
Most people want to know how things are made. They honestly admit, however, that they hard¬ly know a thing when it comes to understanding how a piece of music is made. Where a composer (f^ft^) begins, how he manages to keep going - in fact, how and where he leams his trade -all are covered in complete darkness. The composer, in short, is a man of mystery (tt%).
One of the first things the common man wants to know about is the part inspiration (^.^) plays in a composer' s work. He finds it difficult to believe that composers are not much interested in that question. Writing music is as natural for the composer as eating or sleeping for all. Music is something that the composer happens to have been born for.
The composer, therefore, does not say to himself: "Do I feel inspired?" He says to himself:
"Do I feel like working today?" And if he feels like working, he does. It is more or less like saying to himself: "Do I feel sleepy?" If you feel sleepy, you go to sleep. If you don't feel sleepy, you stay up. If the composer doesn' t feel like working, he doesn' t work. It' s as simple as that.
【題組】57.What would be the best tide for the text?
(A)Composer: a man of mystery (B)Practice makes good music
(C)Relation between sleeping and music (D)Music: product of nature
59.【題組】59. Most people seem to think that a composer _______ .
(A)finds it difficult to write music (B)considers it important to have a good rest
(C)should like to talk about inspiration (D)never asks himself very simple questions
60.【題組】60. The author will most probably agree that composers _______
(A)are bornwith a gift for music (B)are people full of mystery
(C)work late at night for their music (D)know a lot about eating and sleeping