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时间:2014-10-31

DAY1
Exciting essays (P3)
Choose the best answer:
1. What is the author’s purpose in writing the article?
A. To give students useful tips on how to write a good essay.
B. To explain why the essay is important for college applicants.
C. To advise students on how to answer a common essay question.
D. To suggest what students should do before writing an essay.

2. According to the article, when writing your essay, you should ______.
A. pick a topic that you are very familiar with
B. avoid mentioning people who have impacted you
C. write about something that others have also experienced
D. describe something that has affected you in great detail

3. To impress the admissions officers, college applicants should ______ in their essays.
A. focus on their academic interests and strengths
B. share their participation level in after-school activities
C. make clever use of their personal experiences
D. give as much information about the college as possible



DAY2
Posturing for success (P4)
Choose the best answer:
1. According to the article, Professor Amy Cuddy wanted her study on body language to ______.
A. help people to become more confident
B. make people fitter and stronger
C. teach people how to make a better speech
D. help distinguish between people of different social classes

2. Which of the following is probably a high-power pose, according to the article?
A. Folding your arms.
B. Looking down while in the presence of others.
C. Sitting with your arm spread out around the chair next to you.
D. Resting your chin on your hands as if wondering about something.

3. The main purpose of this article is to ______.
A. explain what has made Amy Cuddy’s TED talk so popular
B. give practical tips on how to communicate with others
C. help the reader to tell the difference between a high-power pose and a low-power one
D. explain why Amy Cuddy considers body language important



DAY3
Supply rocket explodes (P5)
Choose the best answer:
1. What is the author’s main purpose in writing the article?
A. To explain what caused the explosion of NASA’s unmanned rocket.
B. To inform us of the explosion of NASA’s unmanned rocket and its effects.
C. To tell us about astronauts’ lives at the International Space Station.
D. To tell us how the world reacted to the explosion of NASA’s unmanned rocket.

2. How did teacher Greg Adragna feel about the explosion of the rocket?
A. Angry.
B. Anxious.
C. Frustrated.
D. Unconcerned.

3. We can conclude from the article that the situation seemed ______ for astronauts on board the ISS when the rocket exploded.
A. hopeless
B. interesting
C. depressing
D. dangerous

4. Which of the following statements is TRUE about the ISS, according to the article?
A. Half of the astronauts at the ISS are from the US.
B. The ISS was set up by four countries.
C. Most of the food astronauts eat at the ISS is frozen and tastes bad.
D. The water that astronauts at the ISS drink is mainly made by recycling.



DAY4
No fear in France (P6)

Choose the best answer:
1. What happened to the author when she arrived in Paris?
A. Her purse was stolen on her first Metro ride.
B. Her suitcase fell down the steep stairs in the station.
C. She had great trouble finding the hotel she had booked.
D. The two Parisians she turned to refused to help her.

2. When the author arrived at her hotel, ______.
A. she admired the view out of the window
B. she was not happy with the condition it was in
C. she started to miss her kids and called them up straight away
D. she felt frightened because nobody lived there

3. We can learn from the third paragraph that the author ______.
A. had a walk outside after having dinner at the hotel
B. didn’t enjoy herself on her first night in Paris
C. dare not travel alone again after her visit to Paris
D. might have felt abandoned before she decided to explore alone

4. What did the author learn from her trip?
A. You can only rely on yourself to build your own confidence.
B. Solitary travel teaches people how to solve problems on their own.
C. Life is full of obstacles and people should learn to live with them.
D. Paris is the most challenging place to visit alone.


DAY5
从题中所给的A、B、C、D四个选项中,选出可以填入空白处的最佳选项。
1. Teaching ______ to many people as a career because of the long holidays.
A. appeals B. attracts C. applies D. admits

2. Do you have an English name, or have you ever considered taking one? This list of the UK’s most popular names may be a useful ______.
A. profit B. connection 
C. progress  D. reference

3. Jack is looking for another job because he feels that nothing he does ______ his boss.
A. promises B. satisfies C. serves D. supports

4. I ______ needed something to occupy me during those long, lonely nights.
A. normally B. equally C. fortunately D. desperately

5. The school advisers help you talk through your problems, but they don’t give you any direct ______.
A. solutions B. targets C. measures D. functions

阅读下面材料,在空白处填入适当的内容(不多于3个单词)或括号内单词的正确形式。
We all have a first and last name, or personal and family name. 6. ______ for many of us, it doesn’t stop there. We also have nicknames. They mostly come from our real name.
Some of 7. ______ are obvious: Tom is short for Thomas; Sam is short for Samuel. However, there are some nicknames 8. ______ origins are more mysterious.
Take the name William as an example. It can be shortened to Will, and also Bill. But 9. ______ does Bill come from William? During the Middle Ages, people liked to change letters to make names 10. ______ (easy) to pronounce. For example, a hard consonant (辅音) like B is clearer than soft ones like W. Bill sounds much clearer than Will. 11. ______ (interest), the people of England even called King William III, who ruled in the 17th century, “King Billy”.
Richard 12. ______ (be) a popular name in England for centuries, too. It was commonly 13. ______ (short) to Rich and Rick to save time. Also like the name William, people liked to make rhyming names. So Rick became Dick. This nickname became 14. ______ popular that it’s included in an idiom. “Every Tom, Dick or Harry” means everybody!
The most poplar name for English kings has been Henry. England has had eight king Henrys. Yet most of them preferred 15. ______ (call) Harry by the people. It is a tradition still held. British Prince Harry’s real name is Henry. I wonder if Harry Potter’s real name is Henry?

上期参考答案
D1 1-5 ACACB D2 1-3 CBC D3 1-3 ABA
D4 1-4 DBAC D5 1-5 BDACD 6-10 CCDCB 11-15 ADACA 16-20 DABBB


 


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