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作者:21ST
时间:2015-04-17

Day 1
Better shake it off, ... (PII)
Choose the best answer:
1. According to researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology, most furry mammals shake their bodies because ______.
A. shaking gives them a lot of good exercise and fun
B. shaking keeps them dry and saves lots of energy
C. shaking is a special way for them to communicate
D. shaking helps them adapt to dry environments

2. Which of the following statements about the shaking of animals is TRUE?
A. Kangaroos living in desert areas don’t shake their bodies.
B. Smaller animals usually shake more quickly than bigger ones.
C. Animals have to shake as hard as they can to enjoy the best effects.
D. The acceleration from the shaking is similar to that felt by fighter pilots.

3. What is the article mainly about?
A. Why it is important for animals to dry off.
B. The different shaking patterns of animals.
C. Why animals shake and how they do it efficiently.
D. How animals work out their own unique shaking patterns.

Day 1
Trying to ... (P4-5)
Choose the best answer:
1. What is the article mainly about?
A. What British humor is like.
B. Why British people like making fun of each other.
C. The importance of humor in British culture.
D. Some tips on how to make British people laugh.

2. Which of the following words best describes British humor according to Julian Tan?
A. Serious.
B. Annoying.
C. Opposite.
D. Ridiculous.

3. Which of the following statements is TRUE according to the article?
A. British people are famous for being emotional.
B. British people’s humor is often misunderstood.
C. It doesn’t take a long time to make friends with British people.
D. It’s a tradition for British people to make fun of their friends.

Day 3
Covering the ... (P5)
Choose the best answer:
1. According to the article, Jose D. Fuentes and his fellow researchers have recently found that ______.
A. reduced flower fragrances have resulted in the extinction of many bees and butterflies
B. reduced flower fragrances are connected to growing levels of air pollution
C. pollutants in the air prevent flowers from producing scent molecules
D. flowers today can’t produce enough nectar because of air pollution

2. What do the underlined words “the trend” in Paragraph 3 refer to?
A. Increasing air pollution.
B. Reduced flower fragrances.
C. Human beings’ damaged sense of smell.
D. A growing number of power plants and automobiles.

3. The major function of the scent molecules a plant produces is to ______.
A. stimulate flowers to produce nectar
B. prevent insects from eating the plant
C. draw attention from bees and butterflies
D. clear up pollutants in the air

4. We can infer from the article that ______.
A. future food crops won’t rely on bees to complete their pollination
B. some bees have successfully overcome the challenge of reduced flower fragrance
C. bees have great advantages in their senses of vision and smell compared to humans
D. global food crop output is likely to fall greatly in the near future

Day 4
Serving the good (P6)
Choose the best answer:
1. When the author went to the woman’s table, ______.
A. she apologized sincerely
B. she asked for his understanding
C. she had no idea what was going on
D. she got mad about the complaint about her daughter

2. What did the author do after the woman asked him the question?
A. He felt touched and paid their bill.
B. He found them a better area to sit in.
C. He politely told them not to make too much noise.
D. He thanked her for the valuable lesson she taught him.

3. Why did the author write the letter?
A. To draw attention to childhood autism.
B. To ask people to help the woman and her daughter.
C. To show how to deal with customers’ complaints effectively.
D. To argue that being compassionate (有同情心的) is important even when it is unpopular.

4. Which of the following words could be used to describe the author?
A. Creative and independent.
B. Curious and talkative.
C. Sincere and considerate (体贴的).
D. Patient and ambitious (有抱负的).

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。
Testing for gossip
In ancient Greece, Socrates was believed to be wise and knowledgeable. One day an acquaintance (熟人) met the great philosopher and said, “Do you know what I just 1 your friend?”
“ 2 a minute,” Socrates replied. “Before 3 me anything I’d like you to 4 a little test. It’s called the Triple Filter Test.”
“Triple filter?”
“That’s 5 ,” Socrates continued. “Before you talk to me about my 6 , it might be a 7 idea to take a moment and filter what you’re going to say. That’s why I call it the triple filter test. The first filter is 8 . Have you made absolutely 9 that what you are about to tell me is true?”
“No,” the man said, “ 10 I just heard about it and ...”
“ 11 ,” said Socrates. “So you don’t really know if it’s true or not. Now let’s 12 the second filter, the filter of goodness. Is what you are about to tell me about my friend something 13 ?”
“No, 14 .”
“So,” Socrates continued, “you want to tell me something 15 about him, but you’re not 16 whether it’s true. You may still pass the test though, 17 there’s one filter left: the filter of 18 . Is what you want to tell me about my friend going to be useful to me?”
“No, not really.”
“Well”, 19 Socrates, “if what you want to tell me is neither true nor good nor even useful, 20 tell it to me at all?”

1. A. received from B. heard about
C. wrote to D. talked with
2. A. Take up B. Pick up
C. Hold on D. Set aside
3. A. telling B. asking C. giving D. showing
4. A. design B. share C. check D. pass
5. A. right B. important C. simple D. difficult
6. A. family B. friend C. partner D. neighbor
7. A. fresh B. bad C. good D. silly
8. A. truth B. honesty C. kindness D. value
9. A. clear B. sure C. confident D. correct
10. A. Generally B. Naturally
C. Especially D. Actually
11. A. Forget it B. Go ahead C. All right D. No problem
12. A. make B. imagine C. try D. change
13. A. fun B. good C. private D. special
14. A. above all B. on the other hand C. on the contrary D. in other words
15. A. bad B. great C. new D. important
16. A. confused B. afraid
C. doubtful D. certain
17. A. if B. because C. unless D. while
18. A. trust B. balance C. usefulness D. practice
19. A. started B. described C. thought D. concluded
20. A. why B. how C. when D. where

(答案见下期) 21ST
上期参考答案
D1 BCA D2 BDC
D3 DAC
D4 1. things 2. connected 3. recognize 4. safer 5. temperature
6. problems 7. security 8. difficult 9. joined 10. product
D5 BCB
 


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