11.31. The computer was used in teaching. As a result, not only____, but students became more interested in the lessons.
(A). saved was teachers’ energy
(B). was teachers’ energy saved
(C). teachers’ energy was saved
(D). was saved teachers’ energy
16. The True Story of Treasure Island
It was always thought that Treasure Island was the product of Robert Louis Stevenson’s imagination. 36 , recent research has found the true story of this exciting work.
Stevenson, a Scotsman, had lived 37 for many years. In 1881he returned to Scotland for a 38 .With him were his American wife Fanny and his son 39 .
Each morning Stevenson would take them out for a long 40 over the hills. They had been 41 this for several days before the weather suddenly took a turn for the worse. Kept indoors the heavy rain, Lloyd felt the days 42 .To keep the boy happy, Robert asked the boy to do some 43 .
One morning, the boy came to Robert with a beautiful map of an island, Robert 44 that the boy had drawn a large cross in the middle of 45 . “What’s that?” he asked. “That’s the 46 treasure,” said the boy. Robert suddenly 47 something of an adventure story in the boy’s 48 .While the rain was pouring, Robert sat down by the fire to write a story. He would make the 49 a twelve-year-old boy, just like Lloyd. But who would be the pirate(海盗)？
Robert had a good friend named Henley, who walked around with the 50 of a wooden leg. Robert had always wanted to 51 such a man in a story. 52 Long John Silver, the pirate with a wooden leg, was 53 .
So, thanks to a 54 September in Scotland, a friend with a wooden leg, and the imagination of a twelve-year-old boy, we have one of the greatest 55 stories in the English language. 【題組】36.
I suddenly heard an elephant crying as though frightened. Looking down, I immediately recognized that something was wrong, and ran down to the edge of the near bank. There I saw Ma Shwe with her three-month-old calf struggling in the fast-rising water, and it was a life-and-death struggle. Her calf was floating and screaming with fear. Ma Shwe was as near to the far bank as she could get, holding her whole body against the rushing water, and keeping the calf pressed against her huge body. Every now and then the rushing water would sweep the calf away.
There was a sudden rise in the water and the calf was washed clean over the mother’s body and was gone. Ma Shwe turned quickly to reach it and pressed the calf with her head and trunk(象鼻) against the rocky bank. Then with a huge effort, she picked it up in her trunk and tried until she was able to place it on a narrow shelf of rock.
Just at this moment she fell back into the river. If she were carried down, it would be certain death. I knew, as well as she did, that there was one spot(地点) where she could get up the bank, but it was on the other side from where she had put her calf.
While I was wondering what I could do next, I heard the sound of a mother’s love. Ma Shwe had crossed the river and got up the bank and was making her way back as fast as she could, roaring (吼叫) all the time, but to her calf it was music. 【題組】56.
The moment the author got down to the river bank he saw _____,
(A). the calf was about to fall into the river
(B). Ma Shwe was placing the calf on the rock
(C). the calf was washed away by the rising water
(D). Ma Shwe was holding the calf against the rushing water
37.【題組】57. How did Ma Shwe manage to save her calf from the fast-flowing water?
(A). By putting it on a safe spot.
(B). By pressing it against her body.
(C). By taking it away with her.
(D). By carrying it on her back.
Computer programmer David Jones earns ￥35,000 a year designing new computer games, yet he cannot find a bank ready to let him have a credit card (信用卡). Instead, he has been told to wait another two years, until he is 18. The 16-year-old works for a small firm in Liverpool, where the problem of most young people of his age is finding a job. David’s firm releases (推出) two new games for the fast throwing computer market each month.
But David’s biggest headache is what to do with his money. Even though he earns a lot, he cannot drive a car, take out a mortgage (抵押贷款), or get credit cards. David got his job with the Liverpool-based company four months ago, a year after leaving school with six O-levels and working for a time in a computer shop. “I got the job because the people who run the firm knew I had already written some programs,” he said. David spends some of his money on records and clothes, and gives his mother 50 pounds a week. But most of his spare time is spent working.
“Unfortunately, computing was not part of our studies at school,” he said. “But I had been studying it in books and magazines for four years in my spare time. I knew what I wanted to do and never considered staying on at school. Most people in this business are fairly young, anyway.” David added: “I would like to earn a million and I suppose early retirement (退休) is a possibility. You never know when the market might disappear.” 【題組】60.
In what way is David different from people of his age?
(A). He often goes out with friends.
(B). He lives with his mother.
(C). He has a handsome income.
(D). He graduated with six O-levels.
41.【題組】61. What is one of the problems that David is facing now?
(A). He is too young to get a credit card.
(B). He has no time to learn driving.
(C). He has very little spare time.
(D). He will soon lose his job.
42.【題組】62. Why was David able to get the job in the company?
(A). He had done well in all his exams.
(B). He had written some computer programs.
(C). He was good at playing computer games.
(D). He had learnt to use computers at school.
43.【題組】63. Why did David decide to leave school and start working?
(A). He received lots of job offers.
(B). He was eager to help his mother.
(C). He lost interest in school studies.
(D). He wanted to earn his own living.
We have met the enemy, and he is ours. We bought him at a pet shop. When monkey-pox, a disease usually found in the African rain forest, suddenly turns up in children in the American Midwest, it’s hard not to wonder if the disease that comes from foreign animals is homing in on human beings. “Most of the infections (感染) we think of as human infections started in other animals,” says Stephen Morse, director of the Center for Public Health Preparedness at Columbia University.
It’s not just that we’re going to where the animals are; we’re also bringing them closer to us. Popular foreign pets have brought a whole new disease to this country. A strange illness killed Isaksen’s pets, and she now thinks that keeping foreign pets is a bad idea. “I don’t think it’s fair to have them as pets when we have such a limited knowledge of them,” says Isaksen.
“Laws allowing these animals to be brought in from deep forest areas without stricter control need changing,” says Peter Schantz. Monkey-pox may be the wake-up call. Researchers believe infected animals may infect their owners. We know very little about these new diseases. A new bug (病毒) may be kind at first. But it may develop into something harmful (有害的). Monkey-pox doesn’t look a major infectious disease. But it is not impossible to pass the disease from person to person. 【題組】64.
We learn from Paragraph 1 that the pet sold at the shop may _________.
(A). come from Columbia
(B). prevent us from being infected
(C). enjoy being with children
(D). suffer from monkey-pox
45.【題組】65. Why did Isaksen advise people not to have foreign pets?
(A). They attack human beings.
(B). We need to study native animals.
(C). They can’t live out of the rain forest.
(D). We do not know much about them yet.
47.【題組】67. The text suggests that in the future we _______.
(A). may have to fight against more new diseases
(B). may easily get infected by diseases from dogs
(C). should not be allowed to have pets
(D). should stop buying pets from Africa
It’s not easy being a teenager (13至19岁青少年) – nor is it easy being the parent of a teenager. You can make your child feel angry, hurt, or misunderstood by what you say without realizing it yourself. It is important to give your child the space he needs to grow while gently letting him know that you’ll still be there for him when he needs you.
Expect a lot from your child, just not everything. Except for health and safety problems, such as drug use or careless driving, consider everything else open to discussion. If your child is unwilling to discuss something, don’t insist he tell you what’s on his mind. The more you insist, the more likely that he’ll clam up. Instead, let him attempt to solve (解决) things by himself. At the same time, remind him that you’re always there for his should he seek advice or help. Show respect for your teenager’s privacy (隐私). Never read his mail or listen in on personal conversations.
Teach your teenager that the family phone is for the whole family. If your child talks on the family’s telephone for too long, tell him he can talk for 15 minutes, but then he must stay off the phone for at least an equal period of time. This not only frees up the line so that other family members can make and receive calls, but teaches your teenager moderation (节制). Or if you are open to the idea, allow your teenager his own phone that he pays for with his own pocket money or a part-time job. 【題組】68.
The main purpose of the text is to tell parents ______.
(A). how to get along with a teenager
(B). how to respect a teenager
(C). how to understand a teenager
(D). how to help a teenager grow up
50.【題組】70. The last paragraph is about how to teach a teenager ______.
(A). to use the phone in a sensible way
(B). to pay for his own telephone
(C). to share the phone with friends
(D). to answer the phone quickly
51.【題組】71. What should parents do in raising a teenager according to the text?
(A). Not allow him to learn driving or take drugs.
(B). Give him advice only when necessary.
(C). Let him have his own telephone.
(D). Not talk about personal things with him.
Sunday, October 5
My wife, Eleanor, and I took the train from Paris to Strasbourg, where we were met by our driver and guide, and the minibus which goes along with the boat. We stopped off in Barn for an hour on the way. Then we were taken to Nancy where the boat was kept.
After the other passengers arrived, we had our first dinner on the boat. After dinner we walked into downtown Nancy, a village with a large square and wooden houses.
Monday, October 6
Rained last night, cloudy in the morning, 69°F
We spent about two hours in Nancy, then sailed on the Canal de la Marne au Rhine. Kind of a lazy day, eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner. After dinner we watched a tape on Baccarat, where we will visit tomorrow.
It was pleasant to sit out on deck (甲板) and watch the scenery go by at about 3 mph.
Tuesday, October 7
Light rain, 64°F
This morning we drove over to Baccarat and toured its museum and the church, which has this unbelievable lamp that is going on a world tour the next day. We did lots of shopping, then walked across the bridge to see a very, very modern Catholic church with special Beccarat windows.
We drove to the top of the Voges Mountains and started down the eastern side, Later we drove to Sorrenbourg to see the 13th century church at the Cordeliers. It contains the largest window by Marc Chagall – 24 feet wide by 40 feet high.
Wednesday, October 8
Today we sailed from Schneckenbush to Saverne. We went through two caves, an extremely unusual part of the journey. This river scenery is very different. We were in a mountain valley with grassland on one side and a forest beginning to show some color on the other.
Thursday, October 9
Our dependable minibus was waiting to load the luggage and take us to the hotel where everyone went their separate ways. Our boating days are over until next time. 【題組】72.
Where did the author get off the train?