14.34. ---I left my handbag on the train, but luckily someone gave it to a railway official.
---How unbelievable to get it back! I mean, someone ______ it.
(A) will have stolen (B) might have stolen
(C) should have stolen (D) must have stolen
15.35. ---You could always put the decision off a little bit longer.
---_____ If I leave it much longer I might miss my chance.
(A) That’s reasonable advice. (B) Isn’t it a good idea.
(C) Do you think so? (D) I can’t agree more.
16.A boy was walking home from school when he saw a large, tempting （诱人的）apple on one of the branches of an apple tree hanging out over a tall fence. The boy wasn’t much of a fruit-eater, 36 a bar of chocolate if given the choice, 37 , as they say, the forbidden fruit can be tempting. Seeing the apple, the boy wanted it. The more he looked at it, the 38 he felt and the more he wanted that apple.
39 as high as he could , but even as his tallest 40 he was unable to touch It. He began to 41 up and down , as high as he could, at the 42 of each jump stretching his arms to get the apple . Still it remained out of 43 . Not giving up , he though , if only he had something to 44 on . His school bag wouldn’t give enough height and he didn’t want to 45 the things inside , like his lunch box , pencil case , and Gameboy . Looking 46 , he hoped he might find an old box , a rock , or , 47 luck , even a ladder , but it was a tidy neighborhood and there was nothing he could use . He had tired everything he could think to do . 48 seeing any other choices , he gave up and started to walk 49 . At first he felt angry and disappointed thinking about how hungry he had become from his 50 , and how he really wanted that apple . The more he 51 like this , the more unhappy he became.
52 ,the boy of our story was a preetty smart guy,even if he cloudn’t always get what get he wanted .He started to say to himself .,This isn’t 53 ,I don’t have the apple and I’m feeling miserable as well.There’s 54 more Ican do to get the apple_that is unchangeable-but we are supposed to be able to 55 our feelings. If that’s the case, what can I do to feel better? 【題組】36. (A) preferring (B)offering (C)receiving (D)allowing
36.We know the famous ones—the Thomas Edisons and the Alexander Graham Bells —but what about the less famous inventors? What about the people who invented the traffic light and the windshield wiper(雨刮器)？Shouldn’t we know who they are?
Joan Mclean think so. In fact, Mclean, a professor of physics at Mountain University in Range, feels so strongly about this matter that she’s developed a course on the topic. In addition to learning “who”invented”what”, however, Mclean also likes her students to learn the answers to the”why” and ”how” questions. According to Mclean,”When students learn the answers to these questions, they are better prepared to recognize opportunities for inventing and more motivated to give inventing a try.”
So,just what is the story behind the windshield wiper? Well,Mary Anderson came up with the idea in 1902 after a visit to Mew York City.The day was cold and stormy, but Anderson still wanted to see the sights ,so she jumped aboard a streetcar. Noticing that the driver was struggling to see through the snow covering the winshield,she found hersefe wondering why there couldn’t be a buolt-in devic for cleaing the window. Still wondering about this when she returned home to Birmingham, Alabama, Anderson started drafting out solutions. One of her ideas, a lever(操作杆)on the inside of a vehicle that would contral an arm on the outside, became the first windshield wiper. Today we benefit from countless inventions and innovations，It’s hard to imagine driving without Garrett A Morgan’s traffic light. It’s equally impossible to picture a world without Katherine J.Blodgett’s innovation that makes glass invisible, Can you picture life without clear windows and eyeglasses? 【題組】56.By mentionong “traffic light”and “windshield wiper”,the author indicates that countless inventions are .
(A)beneficial,because their inventors are famous
(B) beneficial,though their inventors are less famous
(C)not useful, because their inventors are less famous
(D) not useful, though their inventors are famous
37.【題組】57.Professor Joan McLean’s course aims to_____.
(A) add colour and variety to students’ campus life
(B) inform students of the windshield wiper’s invention
(C) carry out the requirements by Mountain University
(D) pre[are students to try theie own invention
38.【題組】58．Tommy Lee’s invention of the unbreakable umbrella was _________.
(A) not eventually accepted by the umbrella producer (B) inspired by the story behind the windshield wiper (C) due to his dream of being caught in a rainstorm (D) not related to Professor Joan McLean’s lectures
39.【題組】59. Which 0f the following can best serve as the title of this passage?
(A) How to Help Students to Sell Their Inventions to Producers? (B) How to Design a Built-in Dervice for Cleaning the Window? (C) Shouldn’t We Know Who Inventd the Windshield Wiper? (D) Shouldn’t We Develop Invention Courses in Universities?
40.【題組】60．Which of the following is discouraged by the Friends organization?
(A)To bulid massive complexes for public amusement.
(B)To prevent possible damages to the National Park.
(C)To help protect and improve the Park for all to enjoy.
(D)To sponsor publicationsand projects in local school.
41.【題組】61. One of thebenefits for members of Friends is to .
(A) have Friends’goods free of charge
(B) visit any place not open to the public
(C)take part in work parties if they want to
(D)give talks in their fields on current issues
42.【題組】62.The purpose of this poster is to invite more people to_______________.
(A) raise money for the Friends organization
(B) join the Friends organization and be members of it
(C) work as managers for Pembroke shire National Park
(D) enjoy the landscape of Pembroke shire National Park
43. According to the US government, wind farms off the Pacific coast could produce 900 gig watts of electricity every year.Unfortunately,the water there is far too deep for even the tallest windmills(see picture)to touch bottom. An experiment under way off the coast of Norway,however,could help put them anywhere.
The project, called Hywind,is the world’s first large-scale deepwater wind turbine(涡轮发电机).Although it uses a fairly standard 152-ton,2.3-megawatt turbine,Hywind represents totally new technology. The turbine will be fixed 213 feet above the water on a floating spar(see picture),a technology Hywind’s creator,the Norwegian company StatoilHydro,has developed recently. The steel spar, which is filled with stones and goes 328 feet below the sea surface, will be tied to the ocean floor by three cable(缆索)；these will keep the spar stable and prevent the turbine from moving up and down in the waves.Hywind’s stability(稳定性)in the cold and rough sea would prove that even the deepest corners of the ocean are suitable for wind power. If all goes according to plan, the turbine will start producing electricity six miles off the coast of southwestern Norway as early as September.
To produce electricity on a large scale, a commercial wind farm will have to use bigger turbines than Hywind does, but it’s difficult enough to balance such a large turbine so high on a floating spar in the middle of the ocean. To make that turbine heavier, the whole spar’s to design a new kind of wind turbine, one whose gearbox(变速箱) sits at sea level rather than behind the blades (see picture )
Hywind is a test run, but the benefits for perfecting floating wind-farm technology could be extremely large. Out at sea, the wind is often stronger and steadier than close to shore, where all existing offshore windmills are planted. Deep-sea farms are invisible from land, which helps overcome the windmill-as-eyesore objection. If the technology catches on, it will open up vast areas of the planet’s surface to one of the best low-carbon power sources available. 【題組】63.The Hywind project uses totally new technology to ensure the stability of _______.
(A) the cables which tie the spar to the ocean floor
(B) the spar which is floating in deep-sea water
(C) the blades driven by strong and steady sea wind
(D) the stones filled in the spar below the sea surface
44.【題組】64. To balance a bigger turbine high on a flatting spar, a new type of turbine is to be designed with its gearbox sitting ____________.
(A) on the sea floor (B) on the spar top
(C) at sea level (D) behind the blades
45.【題組】65. Wide applications of deepwater wind power technology can ____________.
(A) solve the technical problems of deepwater windmills
(B) make financial profits by producing more turbines
(C) settle the arguments about environmental problems
(D) explore low-carbon power resources available at sea
46.Shay asked, “Do you think they’ll let me play?” Shay’s father knew that most of the boys would not want someone like Shay on their team, but the father also understood that if his son, mentally and physically disabled, were allowed to play, it would give him a much-needed sense of belonging and some confidence.
Shay’s father approached one of the boys on the field and asked if Shay could play, not expecting much. The boy looked around and said, “We’re losing by six runs (分) and the game is in the eighth inning (局).I guess he can be on our team and we’ll try to put him in to bat in the final inning.
Shay struggled over to the team’s bench and put on a team shirt with a broad smile and his father had a small tear in his eye and warmth in heart. The boys saw the father’s joy at his son being accepted.
In the bottom of the eighth inning, Shay’s team scored a few runs but was still behind by three. In the top of the final inning, Shay put on a glove and played in the field. Even though no hits came his way, he was obviously joyful just to be in the game and on the field. In the bottom of the final inning, Shay’s team scored again. Now, Shay was scheduled to be next at bat. Would they let Shay bat and give away their chance to win the game?
Surprisingly, Shay was given the bat. Everyone knew that a hit was almost impossible. The first pitch (投) came and Shay missed. The pitcher again again took a few steps forward to throw the ball softly towards Shay. As the pitch came in , Shay swung at the ball and hit a slow ground ball right back to the pitcher.
The pitcher could have easily thrown he ball to the first baseman and Shay would have been out and that would have been the end of the game .Instead, the pitcher threw the ball right over the head of the first baseman, beyond the reach of all teammates, The audience and the players from both teams started screaming,“Shay, run to first! ”Never in his life had Shay ever run that far but made it to first base, wide-eyed and shocked..
Everyone should, “Run to second!” Catching his breath, Shay awkwardly ran towards second.By the time Shay rounded towards second base, the smallest guy on their team,who had a chance to be the hero for his team fir the first time,could have thrown the ball to the second baseman, but he understood the pitcher’s intentions and he too intentionally threw the ball high and far over the third baseman’s head.
All were screaming，“Shay，Shay，Shay，all the way Shay.” Shay reached third base when one opposing player ran to help him and shouted, “Shay, run to third.” As Shay rounded third, all were on their feet, crying,“Shay, run home！”Shay ran to home, stepped on the home base and was cheered as the hero who the who won the game for his team.
That day, the boys from both teams helped bring a piece true love and humanity into this world. Shay didn’t make it to another summer and died that winter, having never forgotten being the hero and making his father so happy and coming home and seeing his mother tearfully hug her little hero of the day! 【題組】66.Not expecting much, Shay’s father still asked the boy if Shay could play, mainly because the father _________.
(A) noticed some of the boys on the field were heisting
(B) guessed his presence would affect the boy’s decision
(C) learned some of the boys on the field knew Shay well
(D) understood Shay did need a feeling of being accepted
47.【題組】67. In the bottom of the final inning Shay was given the bat because the boys _________.
(A) believed they were sure to win the game
(B) would like to help Shay enjoy the game
(C) found Shay was so eager to be a winner
(D) fell forced to give Shay another chance
48.【題組】68. The smallest boy threw the ball high and far over the third baseman’s head, probably because that boy ________.
(A) was obviously aware of the pitcher’s purpose
(B) looked forward to winning the game for his team
(C) failed to throw the ball to the second baseman
(D) saw that Shay already reached second base
49.【題組】69. Which of the following has nothing to do with Shay’s becoming the hero for his team?
(A) The pitcher did not throw the ball to the first baseman.
(B) The audience and the players from both teams cheered for him.
(C) The opposing players failed to stop his running to home.
(D) One of the opposing players ran to help him.
50.【題組】70. What to you think is the theme of the story?
(A) True human nature could be realized in the way we treat each other.
(B) Everyone has his own strength even if mentally or physically disabled.
(C) Everyone can develop his team spirit in sports and please his parents.
(D) The results of the game should not be the only concern of the players.