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作者:21ST
时间:2015-03-06

Day 1

Finding a new voice (P3)
Choose the best answer:
1. What happened to Delvin Washington last May?
A. He started to make improvements in his speech therapy.
B. He was seriously injured in a car accident.
C. He graduated from high school with good grades.
D. He suffered a heart attack and went into a coma.

2. How did Washington’s friends support him when he was in need of help?
A. They helped Washington make up for the lessons he had missed.
B. They worked together to collect money for Washington on campus.
C. They helped Washington realize his dream of becoming a police officer.
D. They regularly visited Washington and helped him with his rehabilitation.

3. What is the article mainly about?
A. Washington’s friendship with his friends.
B. Washington making great efforts to achieve his dream.
C. What makes Washington so popular at school.
D. How Washington is recovering his brain.

Day 2

London versus Paris (P4)
Choose the best answer:
1. Which of the following statements is TRUE according to the article?
A. Paris welcomed more foreign visitors than London did last year.
B. Anne Hidalgo didn’t respond to Boris Johnson’s remarks about London.
C. Boris Johnson is too modest when talking about the characteristics of London.
D. The author thinks it meaningless to argue whether Paris is better than London or vice versa.

2. The underlined word “bickering” in Paragraph 6 is closest in meaning to _____.
A. jealousy
B. quarreling
C. embarrassment
D. misunderstanding

3. In her article in The Telegraph, Anne Hidalgo _____.
A. showed an objective attitude toward London and Paris
B. avoided comparing London with Paris
C. displayed Paris’ beauty in many different ways
D. defended her idea that Paris is better than London


Day 3

Crows show cleverness (P5)
Choose the best answer:
1. Why does the author mention the expression “bird brain” in the opening paragraph?
A. To get the reader interested in the origins of the expression.
B. To urge people to stop saying that birds are stupid.
C. To introduce the topic of Edward Wasserman and his experiments.
D. To introduce recent findings about crows’ intelligence.
2. Which of the following is TRUE about the tests on the hooded crows?
A. The birds did better in RMTS than in IMTS.
B. The birds were first made to do RMTS, then IMTS.
C. The birds picked almost all the correct cards in RMTS.
D. In the IMTS test, the birds needed to identify the sample card to get rewards.

3. In the RMTS test, if the birds were given the sample card with two same-sized triangles, they had to pick the test card with _____.
A. two same-sized circles
B. one circle and one triangle
C. two different-sized circles
D. two different-sized triangles

4. The underlined word “spontaneous” in the second-to-last paragraph is closest in meaning to _____.
A. naturalB. creative
C. trustworthyD. predictable


Day 4

Family welcome (P6)
Choose the best answer:
1. From the author’s description of his daughter’s boyfriend, we learn that _____.
A. he doesn’t like him because he’s an out-of-towner
B. this is the first time the author has met him
C. he thinks he has a charm of his own
D. he still treats him like a perfect stranger

2. Where does the author have roots?
A. Italy.B. Ireland.
C. Britain.D. Chicago.

3. What does the underlined sentence “Even brothers have issues with this” mean?
A. Brothers fight with each other over who can be the most welcoming.
B. Brothers also find it hard to welcome their sisters’ suitors.
C. Brothers have different opinions about a lot of things.
D. Brothers want to compete with their dads to be the lead lion of the family.

4. In the last paragraph, the author intends to _____.
A. share his experience of meeting his daughter’s boyfriend with other dads
B. make his attitude toward his daughter’s boyfriend clear
C. show that it’s common for fathers to find fault with their daughters’ boyfriends
D. give examples of things a suitor should pay attention to at first sight of his girlfriend’s father

Day 5


阅读下面短文,掌握其大意,然后从每题所给的A、B、C、D四个选项中,选出最佳答案。
In 1975 my father had just begun building his second hospital in the Himalayas when tragedy struck our family. My mother and youngest sister Belinda were flying into the mountains to join him when their small airplane 1 .
It was years before Dad fully 2 . Only through more adventures and projects in Nepal could he 3 it. He has now built 42 schools and hospitals there.
As I grew up, some of Dad’s restlessness seemed to 4 me. I know many people think that being Edmund Hillary’s son, I cannot help 5 mountains. Well, I am, at the age of 48, a mountain man. I have been on more than 30 mountaineering expeditions. And yes, I have climbed Everest twice. I am 6 because I have all that my father taught me, too.
On one awful day in 1995, it was his 7 that saved my life. I was in a group of eight climbers just below the summit of K2 in the Himalayas. We had just another 400 meters left to climb. But the 8 was going from bad to worse, and something didn’t feel 9 .
At that time I heard my father’s voice inside my head: “Down. Go down. Don’t let the others 10 you to continue.”
Then, from 11 , I heard the voice of a fellow climber. “Come up,” she called. “Use the red rope.”
Again my father’s 12 : “Don’t do it. It’s not 13 .”
Finally I told my climbing partner that I was going down. He too was feeling 14 , but decided to go on ahead anyway.
As I headed down, I looked back at my fellow climbers who were all climbing toward the 15 . Soon black clouds appeared between us, and I 16 them.
Fear makes you careful. As my father always told me, 17 is not something that you should deny. It is something you 18 . When I woke up in my tent the next morning it was silent and still all around. I found out that I was the only one who had managed to 19 what had to be done. The seven above had 20 .

1. A. escapedB. crashed C. droppedD. returned
2. A. changedB. understood C. recoveredD. suffered
3. A. get throughB. turn to
C. come overD. get along
4. A. upsetB. hit C. confuseD. surprise
5. A. avoiding B. hating C. climbingD. researching
6. A. hesitantB. active
C. luckyD. happy
7. A. adviceB. letter
C. supportD. rescue
8. A. atmosphereB. climate
C. environmentD. weather
9. A. differentB. convenient C. right D. ready
10. A. expectB. inspire C. persuadeD. promise
11. A. aboveB. beyond C. underD. outside
12. A. shoutB. cry C. soundD. voice
13. A. braveB. crazy C. dangerousD. wise
14. A. awkwardB. nervous C. unhappyD. unsure
15. A. baseB. clouds C. summitD. rope
16. A. kept in touch with B. lost sight of
C. caught up withD. became interested in
17. A. angerB. fear C. painD. pleasure
18. A. deliverB. manage C. ignoreD. share
19. A. remind B. regret C. realize D. wonder
20. A. arrivedB. died C. survivedD. succeeded
(答案见下期)


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