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作者:21ST
时间:2015-04-10

Day 1
Prefects help out at ... (P3)
阅读短文并根据文章内容回答问题,注意答案不要超过题目要求的词数。
1. What are the author’s main responsibilities as a “prefect” at his school? (No more than 15 words)
___________________________________________
___________________________________________
2. How did the author feel when he was named one of his school’s prefects? (No more than 5 words)
___________________________________________
3. What was the main reason behind the defeat of the prefects’ soccer team in the tournament? (No more than 8 words)
___________________________________________
4. Translate the following sentence into Chinese:
Refereeing was a difficult task, as a bad decision could cost a team the game.
___________________________________________
___________________________________________
5. How do prefects help out the school, according to the article? (No more than 10 words)
___________________________________________

Day 2
Looking for a home (P4-5)
Choose the best answer:
1. Which of the following statements about the movie Home is TRUE according to the article?
A. It was adapted from the work of the famous Irish writer George Augustus Moore.
B. It is mainly about the war between two alien races: the Boov and the Gorg.
C. Its main characters find the true meaning of life in their united efforts to save Earth.
D. It is an action and adventure movie that features violent fights and beautiful scenery.
2. We can learn from the article that both Oh and Tip ______.
A. love adventurous activities
B. feel isolated from their peers
C. feel mistreated by their families and friends
D. fight hard against the Boov’s invasion of Earth
3. The purpose of the article is to ______.
A. discuss the true meaning of the word “home”
B. show what inspired the shooting of the movie Home
C. give a brief introduction to the movie Home and comment on it
D. explain why movies about outsiders appeal to American audiences

Day 3
Mammoths could return (P5)
Choose the best answer:
1. We can infer from the article that ______.
A. scientific studies on mammoths didn’t begin until May 2013
B. the technology to revive mammoth genes is already mature
C. George Church and his colleagues tried to reproduce mammoth DNA
D. Church and his team managed to list all the genes that separate mammoths from elephants
2. According to Church, what is the significance of his study?
A. It could help prevent the extinction of the Asian elephant.
B. It could help people better tell elephant DNA from mammoth genes.
C. It could help bring back some extinct species and save fragile ecosystems.
D. It could help bring mammoths back to life via cloning from frozen remains.
3. The underlined word “unethical” in Paragraph 7 is closest in meaning to ______.
A. wrong B. unworthy
C. impractical D. interesting
4. According to the article, Professor Alex Greenwood believes that _______.
A. there is no need to worry about the extinction of African and Asian elephants at present
B. it’s necessary to bring back species that are beneficial to human beings from extinction
C. the return of the woolly mammoth would help to balance ecosystems
D. it’s more important to protect present species than to bring back extinct ones

Day 4
Small complaints (P6)
Choose the best answer:
1. When the author’s daughter asked for a new Easter dress, she ______.
A. decided to make one for her by herself
B. didn’t think it necessary to buy her an Easter dress
C. advised her daughter to borrow one from her friends
D. felt pity for her daughter as she had few dresses to choose from
2. The underlined pronoun “it” in Paragraph 5 refers to ______.
A. the boring game of “trip around the world” the author played with her kids
B. the comparison between her children’s lives and the poor lives of Mauritanian kids
C. the author’s heavy housework including cooking, cleaning, dropping off, and picking up
D. the excessive (过度的) spending on toys, books, games, and outfits in the author’s family
3. The key message the author wants to deliver through the article is that ______.
A. people should offer more help to improve living conditions in poor communities
B. parents should teach their children to have fun by playing games with simple DIY toys
C. people should stop complaining and feel grateful for what they already have in life
D. parents have to become minimalists if they want their children to be decent people

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. escaped B. crashed C. dropped D. returned
2. A. changed B. understood C. recovered D. suffered
3. A. get through B. turn to
C. come over D. get along
4. A. upset B. hit C. confuse D. surprise
5. A. avoiding B. hating C. climbing D. researching
6. A. hesitant B. active
C. lucky D. happy
7. A. advice B. letter
C. support D. rescue
8. A. atmosphere B. climate
C. environment D. weather
9. A. different B. convenient C. right D. ready
10. A. expect B. inspire C. persuade D. promise
11. A. above B. beyond C. under D. outside
12. A. shout B. cry C. sound D. voice
13. A. brave B. crazy C. dangerous D. wise
14. A. awkward B. nervous C. unhappy D. unsure
15. A. base B. clouds C. summit D. rope
16. A. kept in touch with B. lost sight of
C. caught up with D. became interested in
17. A. anger B. fear C. pain D. pleasure
18. A. deliver B. manage C. ignore D. share
19. A. remind B. regret C. realize D. wonder
20. A. arrived B. died C. survived D. succeeded

(答案见下期)

上期参考答案
D1 1-4 CCCB
D2 1. Locations 2. the Pacific Ocean 3. the Big Apple 4. Characteristics 5. fame 6. Hollywood 7. public transportation 8. on the move/ on the go 9. Similarities 10. crime and violence
D3 1-3 BBA D4 1-3 DBA D5 1-5 DBDCC
6. waving 7. what 8. yourself 9. differences 10. so/and 11. trying 12. of/when/for 13. personally 14. to be treated 15. no

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