21.On our first day’s driving on the Scottish island of Mull,my husband and I came to a stretch of water that we had to cross on a small ferry boat. The ferryman asked if we would_____waiting ten minutes while be transported a family of cows______the water to their summer pasture. This_____with the cows stuck in my mind as a ____of Mull,a place far removed from the hurried confusion of city life .
For travelers in_____of a quiet, peaceful place, there can be few better ends. We ____the island to be a charming mix of mountains, castles and sandy beaches. One of the best days of our trip was ____we joined a nature tour of the ialand,and had the ____fortune to see a _____of rare cteatures, including red deer and golden eagles. But no visit to Mull is _____without a trip to the small island of Iona. Iona has great historical ____because it is the place where early Scottish kings were _____.Our first attempt to get to Iona had to be ____owing to the heavy rain which is ______characteristic of the island.It was another three days before we could get to Iona, but in the end it was well ______the wait and was the highlight of our trip. 【題組】21.
(A)bother (B) care (C) object (D) mind
36.One of the most interesting experiments in electronic communication I’ve ever seen is coming from Wave. It’s real-time e-mail,What that means is that as you’re typing a message in Wave,either a new massage or a reply ,the person you are writing to can see what you’re typing as you type it . Sounds awful, right?
You don’t have to use W ave in this real-time way . It also works as a standard e-mail. What’s really different about Wave is that if you’re replying to a massage and the person you’re replying to happen to be online,they can jump into the conversation at that point, and change what is an email conversation into an instant message conversation or a chat.
Wave right now is still closed to most users . And Wave isn’t yet connected to other communication systems, like regular e-mail , which means that the only people we can Wave with are other people on waves as well. So we don’t yet know what using Wave will be like once it gets crowded like e-mail . Also,the technology behind Wave is far more demanding on servers and the Internet itself than regular e-mail or chat,so we don’t know if the technology will work at scale .
But Wave really is a current re-think of e-mail . A lot of people won’t like it . A lot of people didn’t like e-mail either when it first showed up .but people will find real uses for Wave or whatever it becomes, and it’s one of the most interesting new takes on communication . Even if you don’t like it, it will make you think differently about e-mail. 【題組】36.
What is special about Wave?
(A)It makes people see each other online.
(B)It enables people to send real-time e-mails .
(C)It allows you to send more e-mails at the same .
(D)It can be easily connected to other communication systems.
37.【題組】37.It is uncertain that Wave will work on a large scale because___________.
(A)people cannot find practical uses for it (B)it will be a challenge to regular e-mail
(C)the technology it needs is more complicated (D)many people do not understand how it works
38.【題組】38.We know from the last paragraph that_______.
(A)Wave is a basis for face-to face communication on line (B)Wave allows people to look at e-mail from a new angle (C)most Internet users will have access to Wave (D)Wave is now as popular as standard e-mail
40.Well ,it could not have got better for young Kavya Shivashankar , a 13-years-old student from Olathe , Kansas as she came out very successfully at the Scripps National Spelling Bee 2009(2009 全美拼字大赛). On Thursday night she defeated the other 11finalists to win the 82nd Scripps National Spelling Bee,taking home more than $40,000 cash money along with other prizes.
Kavya Shivashankar, whose parents migrated to the United States from India, and who aims to become a doctor, enjoys playing the violin, bieyeling, swimming and learning Indian classical dance .
Thing came a bit late in Kavya’s life since she could win the championship with her fourth appearance in the competition . The last three times when she had taken part in the same competition she had finished Tench. Eighth and fourth.
However ,this time Kavya proved her courage and determination by winning the title she had been competing for so long . Her last challenge was to spell out“laodicean”. The word “laodicean” means one who is indifferent, mostly in religious matters. She spelled it correctly and a big smile appeared on her face. Kavya wrote the word on her palm each time and spelled every word correctly.
After winning Kavya exclaimed, “I can’t believe it happened ……It feels kind of unreal.” Her family was there to support her through the competition . Her father , Mirle Shivashankar said, “The competitiveness is in her….but she doesn’t show that .She still has that smile. That’s her quality .”He went on to say that this was “the moment”they had been waiting for so long. It was like “a dream come true” for them. 【題組】40.
Who is Kavya Shivashankar?
(A)One of the 11 finalists at the spelling competion.
(B)A 13-year-old girl planning to become a star dancer.
(C)Champion of the Scripps National Spelling Bee2009.
(D)An Indian girt enjoying playing various musical instrument.
43.【題組】43.The father’s words show that ___________.
(A)the family needed the prize money to support Kavya’s education
(B)the family were too worried to be present at the competition
(C)Kavya was very good at expressing her feelings
(D)Kavya had a strong sense of competition
44.Nothing says “Happy Birthday!” like having a coin released in your honor by the United States Mint(铸币局)，and 2009 has become an especially festive year as the Mint rolled out nine different coins in honor of Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday.
Four pennies with new designs on the reverse side were issued stsrting February 12. The image of a cabin represents his birthplace. Because Lincoln’s family was poor,and no one could have predicted his later importance,the actual cabin is long gone.Therefore the design is based on the “symbolic cabin” displayed at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site in Kentucky.
The other designs show Abraban taking a break to read a book, the young lawyer lincoln in front of the Illinois state capitol and a Lincoln-free image of the half finished U.S.Capitol dome as it looked during his time in office. These four coins-produced with today’s standard mix of 97.5 percent zinc and 2.5 percent copper-are intended for genernal circulation.
The Mint also relwased five collectible coins that sell for more than their face value . Special editions of the four penny designs were produced with the metal content used in 1909:a mix of 95 percent copper and 5 percent tin and zinc . In addition, I the world of “bigger” money,2009has brought the Lincoln Commemorative One-Dollar Coin-made up of 90 percent silver and 10 percent copper-with an image that has a Gettysburg Address theme. 【題組】44.
What does Paragraph 2 tell about the cabin on the coins?
(A)It is a symbolic cabin rebuilt in Kentucky.
(B)It is newly built for producting new coins.
(C)It has been producted well for over 200 years.
(D)It is exactly the one where Lincoln was born.
45.【題組】45.Special editions of the 4collectible coins_______.
(A)are made of copper and silver
(B)sell at a price same as their face value
(C)are likely to be used for circulation in the future
(D)have different metal content from the one-dollar coin
47.【題組】47.What is probably the best title for the passage?
(A)Abraham Lincoln’s 200th Birthday (B)Coins Issued with Metal Content in 1909 (C)Coins in Honor of Abraham Lincoln (D)Collectible Coins for Abraham Lincoln
48.Laura and Anthony Valois are a young New York couple who have been trying in vain to have their first child.Several years ago.Belinda Ramlrez read an Internet adoption listing and quickly contacted them from her home in Texas,telling them they could adopt her unborn baby. Excited, Laura and Anthony spent weeks communicating with Ramirez and got regular updates on her preg –nancy.
Before long, Ramirez began to ask them for financial support. That took the Valoises by surprise. But were willing to do a lot to ensure a smooth birth. They sent more than $1,000 to Ramirez over several months.
Laura and Anthony finally drove to Texas so they could be on hand for the birth. But once they arrived,Ramirez avoided their daily phone calls. After there weeks, the couple drove back to New York-empty-handed and emotionally crushed.
They later learned Ramirez had been cheating about ten other people for such things as Wal-mart gift cards in ststes ranging from California to Ohio to Florida. From start to finish,it was a scam .In fact,Ramirez was never even pregnant. She was sentenced to 24 months in prison as she deserved.
“When you find out you can’t have children, it’s just depressing.” Laura Valois told a Texas Tv station. “But when somebody intentionally does this to you,it’s 15 times worse.” 【題組】48.
What has been troubling the Valoises?
(A)They lost their first child in an accident.
(B)No one responded to their adoption demand.
(C)They have been tying to have a child but failed.
(D)They are not qualified to adopt a child.
49.【題組】49.The couple were excited because___________.
(A)several babies were available for adoption
(B)an adoption agency in Texas contacred them
(C)their name was put in an Internet adoption listing
(D)a women offered them her unborn baby for adoption
51.【題組】51.What was depressing for the couple according to Laura?
(A)They didn’t have time to meet Ramirez.
(B)Ramirez caused them a financial loss of $1000.
(C)Their eagemess to have a child was taken advantage of.
(D)Ramirez committed many crimes before she was caught.
52.Doctors say anger can be an extremely damaging emotion,unless you learn how to deal with it. They warn that angry hostile feeling can lead to heart disease, stomach problems,headaches, emotional problems and possible cancer.
Anger is a normal emotion that we all feel from time to time. Some people express anger openly in a calm reasonable way. Others explode with anger,and yell. But other people keep their inside. They can not or will not express it. This is called repressing (压制) anger.
For years many doctors thought that compared with expressing anger,repressing anger was more dangerous to a person’s health. It may speed the heart rate,raise blood pressure or sugar into the blood and narrow the blood vessels. To avoid these problems,doctors thought a person should let the anger out by expressing it freely. But recently some doctors disputed this. They said that people who express anger repeatedly and explosively did cause,in fact,more and not less anger. They said these too can cause medical problems.
Some doctors say that both repressing and expressing anger can be dangerous. Expressing anger intensively may be more likely to develop heart disease, and keeping anger inside may face a greater danger of high blood pressure. Doctors say the solution is learning how to deal with anger. They say the first step is to admit that you are angry and to recognize the real cause of the anger, then decide if the cause is serious enough to get angry about. If it isn’t, they say,”Don’t express your anger while angry .Wait until your anger has cooled down and you are able to express yourself calmly and reasonably.”
Doctors say that a good way to deal with anger is to find humor in the situation that has made you angry.They said that laughter is much healthier than anger. 【題組】52.
The passage mainly focuses on___________.
(A)the causes of anger (B)the medical treatment of anger
(C)the health problems caused by anger (D)reasonable ways of dealing with anger
53.【題組】53.It can be concluded from the passage that_______.
(A)keeping anger inside is better than expressing it intensively
(B)both repressing and expressing anger cause health problems
(C)keeping anger inside is more likely to cause heart disease
(D)expressing anger freely can avoid medical problems