16.This year I decided to do something to regain my good name as a kindly uncle My 36 Tony; had never forgiven me for the dictionary I had bought him as a birthday present last year His 37 had no reason to be thankful to me either because the year before, I had 38 their dear son with a pot
of paste and some funny picture instead of 39 them into a book, Tony had naturally covered every wall in the house with them. This year 40 , 1 decided to let him 41 for himself.
We went into a big shop, but Tony was very particular about 42 , Although I tried to show him toy after toy, he was not to be 43 Then I saw: he suddenly became 44; he had discovered something he really liked: a large tin dram. I was quite happy too 45 I thought what Tony’s mother would say when she saw it. Nobody would get any 46 for weeks! I led Tony away 47 : saying that the dram was too expensive.
Tony asked for permission to go off 48 and I made the most of my chance to sit down end 49 my aching feet. Fifteen minutes passed but there was
still no sign of Tony I began to get 50 and got up to look for him I asked a young lady if she had seen a little boy in a grey suit. She looked 51 her helplessly and pointed out that there were so many 52 in grey suits. I was just going to call the police for hep. when I saw a strange 53 dressed in strange orange ciothes He was wearing a false beard and had a caveman’s axe in one hand: and a space gun in the other. It was, of course, Tony, who informed me 54 that he was the first 55 to fly into space.
【題組】36. (A)cousin (B)daughter (C)grandson (D) nephew
I got my first driver’s license in 1953 by taking driver education in my first year at Central High School in charlotte, North Carolina. Four years later when it was time to renew my license I was a married woman Henry and I were living in Batimore, Maryland Two weeks before my 20th birthday. Henry drove me to the motor vehicle office on a hot July afternoon. When I got to the office and showed to the man behind thè counter my North Catroina driver’s license ready to renew, the man told me that I was under age by Maryland law since I was not yet 21. “Mr Henry Smith your husband. to sign for you,” he said
I argued. pointing to a very large belly of mine, “I am married. I am having a baby. Why shoud I have to have someone sign for me to drive?’ He answered coldly, “it’s the law, madam?”
Henry encouraged me to calm down, just go ahead and get the license and be done with it.
“No” I said. I refused to have him sign for me . So I left without a Maryland license.
I called the North Carolina Motor Whice Office and renewed my NC license by mail — using my name Susan Brown And thus it was for the next twelve years. Since Henry was in the army I could drive under my home state licene. B the time Henry left the army we were once again liviing in Maryland and I had to take the Maryland driver’s exam Since then I just go in and renew every four years - sign the name Susan Brown have my new picture taken, and walk out with a license to drive..
【題組】56. Susan got her first driver's license
(A)before she got married to Henry
(B)when she was twenty years old
(C)after she finished high school
(D) when she just moved to Maryland
37.【題組】57. Susan failed to renew her license the first time in Maryland because
(A)she was forbidden to drive by Maryland law
(B)she lacked driving experience in Maryland
(C)she was to give birth to a baby soon
(D) she insisted on signing for herself
38.【題組】58. We can infer from the text that in the U.S.
(A)American males should serve in the army
(B)different states my have different laws
(C)people have to renew their licenses in their home states
(D) women should adopt their husbands' family names after marriage
About 21,000 young people in 17 American states do not attend classes in school buildings.
Instead, they receive their elementary and high school education by working at home on computers. The center for Education Reform says the United States has 67 public “cyberschools” and that is about twice as many as two years ago.
The money for students to attend a cybersehool cotes from the governments of the states where they live. Some educators say cyberschools ieci money that should support traditional public schools. They also say it is difficult to know if students are learning well.
Other educators praise this new form of education for letting students work at their own speed. These people say cyberschools help students who were unhappy or unsuccessful in traditional schools. They say learning at home by computer ends long bus rides for children who live far from school.
Whatever the judgment of cyberschools, they are getting more and more popular. For example, a new cyberschool called Commonwealth Connections Academy will take in students this fall. It will serve children in the state of Pennsylvania from ages five through thirteen.
Children get free equipment for their online education. This includes a computer, a printer, books and technical services. Parents and students talk with teachers by telephone or by sending emails through their computers when.necesary.
Students at cyberschools usually do not know one another. But 56 such students finished studies at Western Pennsvlvániä Cyber Charter School recently met for the first time. They were guests of honour at their graduation.
【題組】59.What do we know from the text about students of a cyberschool?
(A)They have to take long bus rides to school.
(B)They study at home rather than in classrooms.
(C)They receive money from traditional public schools.
(D) They do well in traditional school programs.
40.【題組】60. What is a problem with cyberschoois?
(A)Their equipment co sts a lot of money.
(B)They get little support from the state government.
(C)It is hard to know students' progress in learning.
(D) The students find it hard to make friends.
41.【題組】61. Cyberschools are getting popular became
(A)they are less expensive for students
(B)their students can work at their own speed
(C)their graduates are more successful in society
(D) they serve students in a wider age range
42.【題組】62. We can infer that the author of the text is .
(A)unprejudiced in his description of cyberschools
(B)excited about the future of cyberschools
(C)doubtful about the quality of cyberschoois
(D) disappointed at the development of cyberschools
Many people believe Henry Ford invented the automobile (汽车). But Henry Ford did not start to build his first car until 1896. That was eleven years after two Germans developed the world's first automobile. Many people believe Henry Ford invented the production line that moved a car's parts to the worker, instead of making the worker move to the parts. That is not true, either. Many factory owners used methods of this kind before Ford. What Henry Ford did was to use other people's ideas and make them better. And he made the whole factory a moving production line.
In the early days of the automobile, almost every ear maker raced his cars. It was the best way of gaining public notice. Henry Ford decided to build a racing car. Ford's most famous race was his first one. It was also the last race in which he drove the car himself.
The race was in 1901, at a field near Dtroit. All of the most famous cars had entered, but only two were left: the Winton and Ford's. The Winton was famous for its speed. Most people thought the race was over before it began.
The Winton took an early lead. But halfway through the race, it began to lose power. Ford started to gain. And near the end of the race, he took the lead. Ford won the race and defeated the Winton. His name appeared in newspapers and he became well-known all over the United States. Within weeks of the race, Henry Ford formed a new automobile company. In the 1903, a doctor in Dtroit bought the first car from the company. That sale was the beginning of Henry Ford's dream. Ford said: "I will build a motor car for the great mass of people. It will be large enough for the family, but small enough for one person to operate and care for. It will be built of the best materials. It will be built by the best men to be employed. And it will be built with the simplest plans that modem engineering can produce. It will be so low in price that no man making good money will be unable to own one."
The Model T was a car of that kind. It only cost $850. It was a simple machine that drivers could depend on. Dctors bought the Model T. So did farmers. Even criminals，They considered it the fastest and surest form of transportation. Americans loved the Model T. They wrote stories and songs about it. Thousands of Model T's were built in the first few years.
【題組】63.What do we know about Henry Ford from Paragraph 1?
(A)He made good use of ideas from others. (B)He produced the first car in the world.
(C)He knew how to improve auto parts.
(D) He invented the production line.
45.【題組】65. “That sale” in Paragraph 4 refers to .
(A)the selling of Ford cars at reduced prices
(B)the sale of Model T to the mass of people
(C)the selling of a car to a Dtroit doctor
(D) the sales target for the Ford Company
46.【題組】66. What was Henry Ford's dream according to the text?
(A)Producing cars for average customers.
(B)Building racing cars of simple design.
(C)Dsigning more car models.
(D) Starting more companies.
47.The Coalition for the Homeless is an organization that seeks to address the needs of the homeless population in the United States. It is a network of offices, some of which provide food and houses for the homeless population. and some of which fight for the passing of laws that would give every American the right to a place to call home. According to the Coalition’s studies, of over two hundred million people living in th Uñited States, up to three million are home!ess—and the number is still growing since the late 1970s, fast rising house prices, large cuts in government supported housing programs, and economic recession have made it impossible for many Americans to meet housing costs. Sadly, this has resulted in a number of persons being forced to leave their homes and or unable to find new affordable homes.According to another research. families with children appear to be the fastest-growing part of the homeless population, making up 39% of it. The old idea of a homeless person, that of the single man who gets drunk all the time, is no longer true. A much larger part of the population now finds itself homeless. Even worse, once a person becomes homeless, he often finds it impossible to find a job, since most employers require anyone who wants a job from them to provide a home address on a job application
【題組】67. The word “address” in the first line probably means .
(A)talk about (B)deal with (C)fight for (D) write to
48.【題組】68. How many people are homeless in the U.S. according to the Coalition studies?
(A)39% of the population. (B)200 million people.
(C)About 3 million people. (D) About one-fifth of the population.
49.【題組】69. Homeless people often have difficulty finding a job because________.
(A)they have no home addresses
(B)they mostly have a drinking problem
(C)they aren't supported by government programs
(D) they often don't have enough work experience
50.【題組】70. What is the main cause of the rising number of the homeless in the U.S.?
(A)The passing of new housing laws.
(B)The fast growth of family size.
(C)The slow construction of houses.
(D) The ever-rising price of housing.