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 宁夏银川一中 3 2013 届高三第一次模拟英语试题( ( 一) )

 第二部分

 英语知识运用(共两节,满分 5 45 分)

 第一节:单项填空( (共 共 5 15 小题;每小题 1 1 分,满分 5 15 分) )

 21.John had made up his mind to give it up, but on _________ second thought he determined to have __________ third try.

  A. / ; /

 B.

 a;

  a

  C. the; a

  D. / ; a

  22.

 The teacher always tries his best to create an atmosphere in class ______ his students can practice their speaking skills. A . for which

 B . which

  C . where

 D. of which

  23.My chest _______ when I make a deep breath, doctor. A. harms

 B. hurts

 C. wounds

  D. injures

 24. It suddenly occurred to Anne that money couldn"t ____ all that Bob had suffered in the past five years. A.look up to

 B.put up with

 C.fit in with

  D.make up for 25.In Pakistan, marrying without parental approval can mean ____________ from one‘s family. A. being completely cut up

  B. to be completely cut off

 C. to be completely cut up

  D. being completely cut off

 26.---There‘s someone knocking on the door. Who _________ it be? ---It must be Martin. He promised to be here at 8:00. A. must

  B. can

  C. need

 D. shall

 27.Clearly there will be questions about _______ it happened and ________ we can do。

 A what; how

 B. how;

 how

  C. what;

 what

  D how;

 what

  28. —You seem to be familiar with London.

 ---I ___________ here for three years. It‘s great to be back. A. have lived

 B. had lived

 C. lived

  D. live 29. Of all the methods they provided, ______ is of any help for solving the math problem. A. nothing

  B. neither

  C. none

  D. no one 30. Beer bottles can be recycled but they need cleaning thoroughly, ________ they? A. needn"t

 B. don"t

  C. mustn"t

  D. can"t 31. There are frequently reports of accidents as fireworks ______, stored or transported.

 A. have been made

 B. are being made

  C. were made

  D. have made

 32. We left the small town, ______ clearly_____ no need to stay. A. there; being

  B. it; was

 C. it; being;

 D. there;was

 33. He was faced with the

 of whether or not to return to his country after he got the doctor"s degree in America. A.situation

 B.dilemma

  C.environment

  D.circumstance 34. ________ Anirban Maitra, a professor at Oxford University, Jack‘s success would not have

 been possible. A. If it weren‘t for

  B. Were it not for

  C. Had it not been for

 D. If it hasn‘t been for 35. --- Do you know Susan resigned from his job? What a pity! --- __________! I had tried to persuade him not to, but failed. A. That‘s cool

 B.

 So what

 C. Not surprising

  D. No kidding 第二节 完形填空(共 20 小题:每小题 1.5 分,满分 30 分)

 When I was fifteen, I announced to my English class that I was going to write my own books. Half the students sneered(冷笑), the

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 nearly fell out of their chairs laughing. ―Don‘t be silly, only

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 can become writers, ‖ the English teacher said, ―And you are getting a D this term. ‖ I was so

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  that I burst into tears.

 That night I wrote a short

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 poem about broken dreams and mailed it to the newspaper. To my

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 , they published it and sent me two dollars. I was a published and

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 writer. I showed my teacher and fellow students. They

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 . ―Just plain dumb luck. ‖ the teacher said. I tasted

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 and I‘d sold the first thing I‘d ever written. That was more than any of them had done and if it was just dumb luck, that was

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 with me.

 During the next two years I sold dozens of

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 , letters, jokes and recipes. By the time I

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 from high school, with a C minus average, I had scrapbooks(剪贴簿)

 filled with my published works. I

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  mentioned my writing to my teachers, friends or my family again. They were dream killers and

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 people must choose between their friends and their dreams, they must always choose their

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 .

 I had four children at the time, and the oldest was only four. I wrote what I felt. It

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 nine months, just like a pregnant woman. I mailed it without a self addressed stamped

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 and without making a copy of the manuscript.

 A month later I received a(n)

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 , and a request to start working on another book. The worst year I earned two dollars. In my best year I earned 36, 000 dollars.

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 years I earned between five thousand and ten thousand. No, it isn‘t enough to live

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 , but it‘s still more than I‘d make working part time. People ask what college I

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 , what degrees I had and what qualifications I have to be a writer. The answer is:

 ―None. ‖ I just write. I‘m not a genius.

 36. A. whole

  B. other

  C. most

  D. rest

 37. A. generals

 B. statesmen

 C. geniuses

 D. spies 38. A. delighted

 B. anxious

  C. ashamed

 D. upset 39. A. sad

  B. innocent

  C. disappointing

  D. puzzled

 40. A. delight

 B. astonishment

  C. comfort

  D. happiness 41. A. borrowed

 B. lent

 C. paid

  D. cost

 42. A. cried

 B. agreed

 C. swore

 D. laughed 43. A. failure

  B. success

 C. coldness

 D. squeeze 44. A. fine

 B. mixed

 C. compared

 D. full 45. A. books

  B. poets

 C. novels

 D. poems 46. A. dropped out

  B. left

 C. graduated

  D. laid off 47. A. ever

  B. never

  C. seldom

 D. even

 48. A. if

 B. unless

 C. until

 D. before

 49. A. teachers

  B. family

 C. friends

  D. dreams

 50. A. spent

  B. cost

 C. took

 D. wasted

 51. A. letter

 B. envelope

  C. writer

 D. cover

 52. A. agreement

  B. edition

  C. trade

 D. patent 53. A. Recent

  B. Memorable

  C. Most

  D. Several 54. A. with

  B. on

 C. by

  D. in 55. A. deserved

  B. introduced

 C. founded

 D. attended

 第三部分 阅读理解(共两节,满分 40 分)

 第一节(共 15 小题;每小题 2 分,满分 30 分)

 A

 Most people who live in Seattle, Washington, love their city. There is a never-ending flow of fun things to do. But, people who live there do not always enjoy the day-after-day absence of sunshine during the winter months.

 It is a documented fact that sunshine (or lack of it) plays a major role in how each of us meets the day. It also affects how we perform at school or work. When people are deprived of(失去)

 sunlight, they can develop seasonal affective disorder, which makes it difficult for them to feel happy or get things accomplished. No major city in the United States is more affected by the ―sunshine factor‖ than Seattle. To fight drizzle and fog during the winter months, Steve Murphy created a business that is very popular among the locals. The Indoor Sun Shoppe is more than a little ray of sunshine during the gray days of Seattle‘s winter. His shop offers a huge source of plants and artificial lighting for people who are trying to overcome seasonal affective disorder.

 Located in Fremont, Washington, The Indoor Sun Shoppe has an amazing collection of exotic (奇异的) plants and ―good bugs‖ in a humid and well-lit environment. At The Indoor Sun Shoppe, you can spend up to $400 for artificial lighting that will chase away the winter blues. It will also keep your plants healthy. You can buy a dawn simulator(模拟器) that will gradually fill your room with a warming wake-up light. What better way to meet a Seattle morning when real sunshine is nothing more than a happy thought! Murphy‘s in-home waterfalls are also popular with customers. But his plants and lights remain the ―main course.‖ On a cloudy winter day, The Indoor Sun Shoppe is a bright spot in Seattle! 56. Which of the following best explains the term ―seasonal affective disorder ‖in Para.2? A. mild temperature and a general feeling of illness caused by gray winter B. winter-related illness caused by the low temperature and little sunlight C. exhaustion, depression and lack of energy caused by a lack of sunlight D. post-holiday depression that comes when relatives leave after Christmas 57. Which of the following statements is NOT TRUE according to the passage?

 A. People who live in Seattle are used to the sunshine absence. B. Seattle is located in the state of Washington. C. Citizens love Seattle for their colorful city lives.

 D. Sunshine in Seattle is rare during the winter months.

 58. Which of the following best explains the use of a dawn simulator? A. An alarm clock stimulated by the light rays of early morning. B. An automatic waterfall system helping make indoor plants healthy. C. A bringer of indoor artificial sunshine when there is none outside. D. A better way to meet a Seattle morning with real warming sunshine. 59. The Indoor Sun Shoppe ________. A. attracts people from different parts of the whole country B. aims to create a humid and well-lit environment during winter months C. brings only a little ray of sunshine during the gray days of Seattle‘s winter D. offers variety of goods helping people overcome seasonal affective disorder

 B A new study of 8,000 young people in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior shows that although love can make adults live healthily and happily, it is a bad thing for young people. Puppy love (早恋) may bring stress for young people and can lead to depression . The study shows that girls become more depressed than boys, and younger girls are the worst of all. The possible reason for the connection between love and higher risk of depression for girls is ―loss of self‖. According to the study, even though boys would say ―lose themselves in a romantic relationship‖, this ―loss of self‖ is much more likely to lead to depression when it happens to girls. Young girls who have romantic relationships usually like hiding their feelings and opinions. They won‘t tell that to their parents. Dr Marian Kaufman, an expert on young people problems, says 15% to 20% young people will have depression during their growing. Trying romance often causes the depression. She advises kids not to jump into romance too early. During growing up, it is important for young people to build strong friendships and a strong sense of self. She also suggests the parents should encourage their kids to keep close to their friends, attend more interesting school activities and spend enough time with family. Parents should watch for signs of depression -- eating or mood changes -- and if they see signs from their daughters or sons, they need to give help. The good news is that the connection between romance and depression seems to become weak with age. Love will always make us feel young, but only maturity (成熟) gives us a chance to avoid its bad side effects. 60. Which of the following is more likely to have depression? A. Young people who have a strong sense of selfishness. B. Young girls who always hide their feelings and opinions. C. Young boys whose parents watch for their behavior.

 D. Careless parents whose children are deep in love. 61. What can be inferred from the passage? A. The older a woman is,the less likely she seems to lose herself in romance. B. Lacking love can lead young people to grow up more quickly. C. Early love makes young people keep close to their friends and parents. D. Parents should help their children to be aware of the signs of depression. 62. What‘s the author‘s attitude towards puppy love? A. Confused.

 B. Disinterested.

 C. Scared.

 D. Disapproving.

  63. What‘s the main idea of the passage? A. Puppy love may bring young people depression. B. Parents should forbid their children‘s love. C. Romance is a two - edged sword for adults.

 D. Romance is good for young people.

 C New research shows that overweight or even mildly obese people have a lower risk of early death than people considered to be normal weight. Researchers examined the results of 97 studies. Most of the studies were less than 10 years old. They included almost three million adults from around the world, including the United States, Canada, China, Taiwan, Brazil, India and Mexico. The researchers at the National Center for Health Statistics found that people who are considered overweight or slightly obese were five to six percent less likely to die from all causes than people of normal weight. People with higher obesity ratings, however, had almost a 30 percent greater risk of death compared to normal-weight individuals. Katherine Flegal was the lead author of the study. She says she was not surprised that overweight people would not have a higher risk of death. ―Because we‘d actually already read a lot of this literature and realized it was likely that mortality rates (死亡率) for overweight would be at least not higher than normal weight. I guess I was a little bit surprised that it was definitely lower. And I was also surprised that the lower rates of obesity also didn‘t seem to differ from normal weight.‖ But she says the difference in death rates appears to be small between normal-weight people and those who are overweight or mildly obese. The study has raised new questions about ―body mass index,‖(体重指数)

 or BMI. This is a measurement of body fat as a ratio (比率)

 of height to weight. In recent years, many public health experts have promoted body mass index as a way to predict the risk of health problems. But a person"s BMI can be misleading in some cases. Steven Heymsfield ,the executive director of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, says people can be physically fit and in good health, but might weigh more because they are more muscular.

 Still, Dr. Heymsfield says people should not think gaining extra weight is OK just because of the new findings. He says being at a healthy weight lowers the risk for heart disease and diabetes(糖尿病).

  64.According to the new findings, the researchers found that _________________ . A. People with high obesity have a lower risk of early death than people with low obesity B. People with overweight have a greater risk of early death than people of normal weight. C. People with mild obesity are less likely to die than people of normal weight. D. People with obesity live much longer than people of normal weight. 65.What does the underlined word ―literature‖ in paragraph 6 mean ? A. works like novels and poems B. books and articles on a particular subject C. printed material D. magazines and newspapers 66. Which of the following statements is not true according to the passage?

 A. BMI is commonly used to measure body fat as a ratio of height to weight. B. Not all people with a little higher BMI are fat . C. Many public health experts encourage more people to use BMI as a way to predict the risk of health problem D. Because of the new findings, people should think about gaining extra weight. D Once again, rumors are spreading.Judgment Day, this time, is set to happen on December 21st, 2012.The date originated from the Mayan calendar, but actually gained popularity through the hit movie, "2012". How will the world end? And how do we know the exact date? There are many theories: A meteoroid (流星体)from outer space; a solar storm; a shift in the earth"s poles; bla bla bla.They all supposedly pointed to the date of December 21st, 2012.Unfortunately, none of it is true. Zhu Jin, director of Beijing Planetarium, said, "For earth itself, the end will be billions of years away from now.And for us humans, there is a very small chance that we may be affected by some astronomical factors.However, we don"t have the ability to foresee such events so far.So when someone tells you the world is going to end on an exact date, it must be fake." But the truth hasn"t stopped people from believing.In the sci-fi movie "2012", the director imagined the end of the world based on the Mayan calendar.The film earned nearly 770 million US dollars worldwide. Ning Hong, Hebei Province, said."The movie 2012 did get one thing right.There are arks

 being made in China, But they"re not being built secretly inside the mountains.They are constructed here in the courtyard of a factory." In April, Liu Qiyuan quit his furniture business and devoted himself to developing these huge round balls.He doesn"t believe the end is near, but he wants to be prepared just in case.

 Liu Qiyuan, the "Ark" builder, said, "The concept originated twenty years ago.The Tangshan earthquake had flattened our house, so I wanted to build a shelter that wouldn"t fall.Then in 2004, I saw the tsunami in Indonesia that killed so many people.Then I realized it should be something that could withstand(抵挡)

 the earthquake and float on water." Liu is hoping to use his invention as a life boat on the sea.He"s planning to test his product on the water next year.

 It turns out that rumour, though false, is good for business.Doomsday discounts and products are hot on many online stores.While it"s surely attracted attention, many complain that it misleads consumers. Their purpose is to promote products.If they believe the world is going to end.who would buy things? Money would be useless, too. 67.The purpose of the movie "2012" was

  .

 A.to popularize(普及)

 scientific knowledge for the viewers

 B.to make a profit from the viewers

 C. to tell the viewers an interesting factual story

 D.to warn the viewers of a disastrous event 68.Liu Qiyuan quit his job and built his "ark" because _________.

 A.he believed that the world was going to end on Dec.21,2012

 B.he was tired of making money from his furniture business

 C.he was almost killed in Indonesia in 2004

 D.he wanted to make preparations for destructive natural disasters 69.Which statement is NOT true according to the passage?

 A.Rumors were created by businessmen to promote their products.

 B.The movie "2012" was very popular and a great many people watched it.

 C.One theory said that the earth was to shift its two poles on Dec.21,2012.

 D.Liu Qiyuan"s ark was intended to survive earthquakes and terrible floods. 70.We can infer from the passage that _________.

 A.Time and time again people spread rumours about the world"s end for one reason or another.

 B.The Maya"s prediction about the world"s end has failed.

 C.In the movie 2012 big arks were built secretly inside the mountains

 D.Liu Qiyuan was born before 1976 and is at least 36 years old. 第二节 (共 5 小题;每小题 2 分,满分 10 分)

  What Teenagers Can Do To Earn More Respect

 As teenagers continue to grow and develop into young adults, the transition(过渡) into adulthood has begun. With so many physical and emotional changes going on, certain manners are often forgotten and other adult traits are not yet accepted as a way of life.

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  By doing the following things, you will earn more respect. 1. Contribute to the household At the very least, clean up after yourself. As a teenager, you are old enough to clean up after yourself. When you make a mess, clean it up.

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  All chores that you do help to reduce the load of the person who did them before. Now that you‘re old enough and capable, why shouldn‘t you contribute to the household?

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 2. Be responsible

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 Whether they are basic things, like brushing your teeth or doing your homework , or more involved chores that contribute to the household, simply fulfill your responsibilities on time. When adults know that they can rely on you, their trust and respect for you will increase. 3.

 Solve more of your own problem without asking for help Instead of taking the easy approach and asking for help, make an effort to solve your problems on your own first. The ―easy way ‖ is only easy for you, but it is an extra task for the person from whom you are seeking help. Seek help only after you have make an honest effort to solve your own problems.

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  When you become a good problem solver, you increase your valve to the community.

 A. The people doing the chores before will greatly appreciate the help. B. It will make your life more pleasant. C. Everyone has certain responsibilities. D. When speaking to a group, speak loud enough. E. This includes. But is not limited to , your dishes and your room. F. By being aware of these manners and traits, you can manage them sooner. G. Depending on the problem, 15 minutes of effort is usually a good guideline.

 第二卷 第一节:短文改错(共 10 小题,每小题 1 分,满分 10 分)

 I used to feeling pressured to do well in exams. I was such afraid of falling behind that I kept thinking about studying every minute of the day. The pressure makes me out of breath. To my disappointed, the more worried I was about my studies, the less effective I became。Later, I realized I just took pressure too serious. So I tried taking things easy by taking part in various activity out of class, enjoying music and even daydreaming about fun things. To my delight, this worked! Gradually,I became more anxious about exams and began to take pleasure in

 my studies. Pressure cannot avoided. What counts is how to deal with properly, but above all, how to turn it into pleasure or challenge.

  银川一中 3 2013 届高三年级第六次月考( ( 二 )

  第二部分:英语知识运用(共两节, 满分 45 分)

 第一节:单项填空(共 15 小题,每小题 1 分,满分 15 分)

 21. The firm was badly in ______need of a manager with ______better command of French. A. a; /

 B. the; a

 C. /;a

  D./;the 22. -–When will you come home for dinner? I will prepare it for you.

  --Don‘t ______it. I‘ll eat out with my friends.

  A. care about

 B. bother about

 C. worry about

 D. talk about 23. The first performance of the musical play ―The Sound of Music‖ aroused ____in audience. A. affection

 B. appreciation

 C. enthusiasm

 D. influence 24. Busy as Tom is, exercise has always been ______his work.

  A. as a part of his life much as

 B. as much a part of his life as

  C. as much as a part of his life

 D. so much a part of his life as 25. I‘m certain you‘d rather she was opposed to my proposal,______

  A. aren‘t I

  B. wasn‘t she

  C. wouldn‘t you

 D. hadn‘t you 26. English teachers are supposed ______their students a test in class, even after class, ______better teaching results.

  A. to give; ensuring

  B. giving; to ensure

 C. to give; to ensure

 D. giving; ensuring

 27. -–What do you think of the lecture?

 --____but interesting, but I‘ve managed to survive it.

  A. Nothing

  B. Everything

  C. Anything

 D. Something 28._____the cause of the oil leaks, the specialists can not draw a conclusion before completing a thorough and detailed investigation.

  A. With regard to

  B. Regardless of

  C. In response to

  D. In spite of 29.______himself to his research on the IT technology, he soon made a breakthrough.

 A. Devoted

  B. Devoting

 C. Devote

 D. To devote 30. The girl ___on the ground ___to me that she had ____the book on the shelf.

 A. lying; lay; laid

  B. lay; lied; laid

 C. lying; lied; laid

  D. lie; lied; lay 31. I prefer to work here because salaries are higher here than ______in my country.

  A. that

 B. the ones

  C. those

 D. one 32. The moment ______Leo will never forget is ______he joined the Air Force

  A. when; that

 B. that; that

  C. that; when

  D. when; / 33. The past two years ______a sharp rise in oil price, which adds to the burden of auto transportation industry.

  A. has witnessed

 B. witnessed

  C. is witnessing

 D. witnesses

 34.-–Mary knows the city quite well.

  -- --She______ well have been there before.

 A. need

  B. could

  C. should

 D. may 35.-–Do you think that we should make preparations for the competition in advance?

 -–Exactly. ______.

 A. Actions speak louder than words

  B. Fight no battle unprepared

 C. Better late than never

 D. A good beginning is half done 第二节 完型填空(共 20 小题;每小题 1.5 分,满分 30 分)

 I had a friend who visited me from out of town and I wanted to show him the CN Tower. It was one of the tallest structures on the earth. So I thought it would offer a(n)

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  sight. We were standing in line for 45minutes to enjoy the

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 up to the watch point. When we got there, we went around the

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  of the tower and saw the hard wire fence

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 to the structure serving as a barrier. We went back inside to look for the glass floor that provided a direct view

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  . As soon as both of us

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  , we stopped before walking onto it. We found that our legs began to

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  . I stopped for a minute considering the step, taking several seconds to

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  the edge before moving. And then I had a thought in my mind:“It is far

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  compared to any other floor in this building. There is no real danger to me — it‘s

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 an illusion. Look at all the people standing on it, and think about those who have stood on it before.”I began to

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  that step onto the glass floor. I didn‘t look down —

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  not for a few minutes. I walked on the

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 and looked around and thought about how

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 the experience was. I even found myself jumping up and down. There was no

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 , and it was certainly an illusion. I considered how many things in our lives we

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  and exactly how many of them are actually illusions. I thought about all the things we

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  ourselves from doing because we have

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 ourselves into thinking there‘s risk. I thought about all the things that I still have yet to do that appeared

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 . I was glad to discover that although fear isn‘t a stranger to me, my desire to live a life without

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 has a much stronger pull. 36.A.expressive B.impressive C.frightening D.beneficial

 37.A.bus B.ladder C.car D.elevator 38.A.outside B.top C.center D.surface 39.A.connected B.surrounded C.referred D.combined 40.A.around B.up C.down D.out 41.A.understood B.approached C.talked D.returned 42.A.wave B.move C.tremble D.wander 43.A.look over B.think over C.look up D.think up 44.A.tighter B.taller C.weaker D.stronger 45.A.happily B.simply C.greatly D.relatively 46.A.take B.choose C.decide

 D.pick 47.A.at most B.at least C.at last

 D.at best

 48.A.fence B.floor C.edge D.tower 49.A.grateful B.useful C.wonderful D.helpful 50.A.death B.warn C.trouble D.danger

 51.A.handle B.ignore C.fear D.hide 52.A.block

 B.protect C.help D.separate 53.A.forced B.advised C.entered D.led 54.A.amazing B.worrying C.exciting D.interesting 55.A.cost

 B.doubt C.regret D.waste 第三部分: 阅读理解 (共两节,满分 40 分) 第一节(共 15 小题;每小题 2 分,满分 30 分)

  A In this age of Internet chat, videogames and reality television, there is no shortage of mindless activities to keep a child occupied. Yet, despite the competition, my 8-year-old daughter Rebecca wants to spend her leisure time writing short stories. She wants to enter one of her stories into a writing contest, a competition she won last year.

 As a writer I know about winning contests, and about losing them. I know what it is like to work hard on a story only to receive a rejection slip from the publisher. I also know the pressures of trying to live up to a reputation created by previous victories. What if she doesn‘t win the contest again? That‘s the strange thing about being a parent. So many of our own past scars and dashed hopes can surface.

 A revelation (启示) came last week when I asked her, ―Don‘t you want to win again?‖ ―No,‖ she replied, ―I just want to tell the story of an angel going to first grade.‖

 I had just spent weeks correcting her stories as she spontaneously (自发地) told them. Telling myself that I was merely an experienced writer guiding the young writer across the hall, I offered suggestions for characters, conflicts and endings for her tales. The story about a fearful angel starting first grade was quickly ―guided‖ by me into the tale of a little girl with a wild imagination taking her first music lesson. I had turned her contest into my contest without even realizing it.

 Staying back and giving kids space to grow is not as easy as it looks. Because I know very little about farm animals who use tools or angels who go to first grade, I had to accept the fact that I was co-opting (借用) my daughter‘s experience.

 While stepping back was difficult for me, it was certainly a good first step that I will quickly follow with more steps, putting myself far enough away to give her room but close enough to help if asked. All the while I will be reminding myself that children need room to experiment, grow and find their own voices.

 56. What did the author say about her own writing experience?

 A. She was constantly under pressure of writing more.

 B. Most of her stories had been rejected by publishers.

 C. Her way to success was full of pains and frustrations.

  D. She did not quite live up to her reputation as a writer.

 57. Why did Rebecca want to enter this year‘s writing contest?

 A. She wanted to share her stories with readers.

 B. She had won a prize in the previous contest.

  C. She was sure of winning with her mother‘s help.

 D. She believed she possessed real talent for writing.

 58. The author took great pains to refine her daughter‘s stories because ________.

 A. she wanted to help Rebecca realize her dream of becoming a writer

 B. she believed she had the knowledge and experience to offer guidance

 C. she did not want to disappoint Rebecca who needed her help so much

 D. she was afraid Rebecca‘s imagination might run wild while writing

 59. What‘s the author‘s advice for parents?

 A. Children should be given every chance to voice their opinions.

 B. Children should be allowed freedom to grow through experience.

 C. Parents should keep an eye on the activities their kids engage in.

  D. A writing career, though attractive, is not for every child to pursue.

  B People in the UK often talk about their homes: their mortgages (按揭), the interest rates, and rising prices. Here‘s a guide to some of the words and phrases you might come across.

  It‘s a good idea in the UK to arrange a mortgage with a bank before you start looking. This is when the bank tells you how much money they will lend you so you have a good idea of how much you can afford.

  The next step is to go to an estate agent and see what sort of properties they have available in your budget range and in your area. If you see something you like, the estate agent will arrange for you to view the property, so that you can see the house or flat for yourself.

  If you see something that takes your eye, you put in an offer. The vendor (卖家) can accept or decline this offer, and if the vendor accepts it, you can move forward with the sale. However, as you don‘t pay any money at this point, the offer isn‘t legally binding (具有约束力), and in theory, you can pull out of the offer at any time that you like.

  Your next step will probably be to get a structural survey done. A qualified surveyor will inspect the house and write a report that illustrates any structural problems, like damp or drainage problems.

  If you still want to go ahead with the sale, you need to appoint a lawyer to do the legal paperwork.. If you already own a house, you might also be busy trying to sell it. Many house owners prefer to sell to first-time buyers (those people who don‘t already own a home), as they are not in a chain (waiting for other people to buy the house before they can buy their next house).

  Finally, once the contracts are signed and exchanged, you complete on your house. You get the keys and you can move in whenever you want. Then you might want to throw a house-warming party. Congratulations! 60. Which of the following shows the right order of what happens before the people in the UK move into a new house?

  a. ask for a company which represents others of properties

  b. decide how much to borrow from the bank

 c. examine the structure of the house

  d. hire a lawyer and make a contract

  e. offer the seller the right money

  f. visit the house and discuss a price with the seller

 A. b, a, f, d, c, e

 B. b, a, f, c, d, e

  C. b, a, f, e, d, c

 D. b, f, d, e, c, a 61. According to the passage, these statements are correct EXCEPT ___________.

 A. People can borrow the whole money for a new house from a bank.

 B. People care for mortgages, interest rates and the prices &house.

 C. The sellers are more interested in the first-time buyers.

 D. After getting the keys, the owners sometimes have a party. 62. Which of the following is NOT mentioned in the passage?

 A. Owners.

 B. Surveyors. C. Lawyers.

  D. Collectors.

 63. The passage is maybe one that _______________.

 A. give some advice on the house

 B. introduces a book on travelers

 C. give some tips to buyers

 D. introduces a gu...

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