21. --- Is Mr. Fan there? There is something I really need to talk to him about.
--- No, he is out. _____?
A. What's that B. What do you want to say
C. Can I take a message for him D. Can you trust me
22. One spring, when I was _____ energetic young postgraduate, _____ undergraduate asked if she could work on a summer project with me. I accepted.
A. an; an B. a; an C. an; the D. the; the
23. There was a lot of fun at yesterday's party. You _____ have come, but why didn't you?
A. must B. shouldn't C. needn't D. ought to
24. Since 1999, the number of foreign students at German universities _____ from 113,000 to almost 200,000.
A. has increased B. have increased C. are increased D. was increased
25. --- Do you like traveling?
--- Sure. I _____ to Australia six months ago, but I _____ anywhere since then.
A. went; didn't go B. have gone; haven't gone
C. went; haven't gone D. went; hadn't gone
26. Anna was reading a piece of science fiction, completely _____ to the outside world.
A. having been lost B. to be lost C. losing D. lost
27. --- Watch!
--- I _____ but I _____ anything unusual.
A. watched; have watched B. have watched; see
C. was watching; wasn't seeing D. am watching; don't see
28. She told me she hadn't enjoyed the film, but I decided to go and see it _____.
A. after all B. in all C. all the same D. above all
29. He called her names, so she won't forgive him _____ he makes an apology to her.
A. although B. once C. if D. unless
30. His sudden look of fear made _____ clear that he had something to do with the matter.
A. him B. this C. it D. that
31. --- Is Tom still smoking?
--- No. By next Saturday he _____ for a whole month without smoking a single cigarette.
A. will go B. will have gone C. goes D. has been going
32. I want to buy that kind of cloth because I _____ the cloth _____ well.
A. have told; washes B. have been told; washes
C. was told; washed D. have been told; is washed
33. Today, when I think of my friend, I remember the way her face _____ when she saw the picture of a handsome fellow.
A. cheered up B. shone up C. stood up D. lit up
34. I couldn't help but wonder how country life would change the funny, lazy Tom who had once put up a notice on the wall above his bed that _____, WAKE FOR FOOD.
A. showed B. wrote C. spoke D. said
35. --- She joined a football team last fall and was recently made captain.
--- Never _____ she'd ever have that much energy.
A. I had thought B. I would have thought
C. could I have thought D. will I have thought
In January 2002, during the first weeks of a six-month stay at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for leukemia (白血病) treatment, Michael wandered over to his hospital window in search of distraction (散心). The 36 first-grader watched a construction crew 37 on a 10-story addition to the hospital. 38 Michael's third-floor window, Ritchie, an iron-worker from the East Falls section of Philadelphia, 39 and saw "this kid with no hair 40 face was pressed up to the window. I waved, and he smiled and 41. I'll never forget that,"says Ritchie, a father of three.
As winter 42 spring, Michael watched, fascinated (着迷), as 3,000 tons of steel 43 formed the skeleton of the building. One day he colored a message for the crew and held 44 up to the window: Hi, Local Iron Workers. I'm Mike. Ritchie and the 45 crew messaged back. Over the 46 months, as his treatment continued, Ritchie and the crew 47 Michael up and cheered him with 48 signs like Be Strong Mike.
49 the construction reached the third floor, Ritchie jumped across the 50 between the buildings and the two had a 51 chat. The hard hat with the tender heart wells up (涌出眼泪) when he thinks about it. "Michael 52 my life," says Ritchie. "I was a real hard-core (顽固不化的) person without a lot of sympathy. But I'd 53 seeing this kid every day waving at me and excited about the construction. I look at life 54 thanks to him." Today Michael is a 10-year-old third-grader in complete recovery. What does he hope to 55 when he grows up? "A construction worker," he says.
36. A. strange B. curious C. serious D. anxious
37. A. playing B. studying C. living D. working
38. A. Below B. Above C. Under D. Over
39. A. watched out B. watched at C. looked up D. looked down
40. A. whom B. whose C. which D. that
41. A. came back B. came on C. waved back D. waved on
42. A. went off B. went out C. turned into D. turned to
43. A. gradually B. immediately C. successfully D. usually
44. A. that B. it C. one D. itself
45. A. hospital B. repair C. construction D. school
46. A. first B. last C. long D. next
47. A. cheered B. lighted C. called D. woke
48. A. discouraging B. encouraging C. surprising D. interesting
49. A. Before B. Since C. While D. When
50. A. ground B. floor C. space D. story
51. A. face-to-face B. hand-in-hand C. neck-and-neck D. step-by-step
52. A. gave B. changed C. saved D. took
53. A. pay attention to B. get down to C. be used to D. look forward to
54. A. differently B. happily C. sadly D. excitedly
55. A. have B. get C. be D. appreciate
The storage of classified (分类的) research at all 24 labs run by the US Department of Energy was shut down this week after officials decided that the security (安全) problems recently found at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico might also exist elsewhere.
Several computer disks went missing at Los Alamos earlier this month, forcing Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham to stop all work at the lab until the problems are found out. As of 26 July, two missing disks had still not been found, and 15 employees had been suspended in connection with the disappearance.
Now all energy labs will stop doing classified research that involves(需要) removable storage devices --- such as computer disks --- until all the devices are given explanation for and new procedures are in place for monitoring their handling by laboratory employees.
"While we have no evidence that the problems being investigated are present elsewhere, we have a responsibility to take all necessary action to prevent such problems,"Abraham said on 23 July.
The shut-down isn't quite as dramatic（惊人的）as it sounds, experts say. Only two labs will be seriously affected: Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California. Together with Los Alamos, these two labs conduct the most part of the country's nuclearweapon programmes. At Livermore, 876 employees will be suspended during the storage of some 12,000 items of classified removable
At other labs, far fewer people will be affected. "The impact (影响) should be the smallest,"says Martha Krebs, former director of the energy department's science office.
56. Why was the storage of classified research at all 24 labs shut down?
A. Because the security problems might be present elsewhere.
B. Because the security problems existed elsewhere.
C. Because two missing computer disks had still not be found.
D. Because officials decided to stop doing such research.
57. How many labs conduct the country's nuclear weapon programmes according to the text?
A. About 24. B. Only 2. C. More than 2. D. Over 15.
58. The underlined word "suspended"in the second paragraph probably means "______”.
A. hung from above B. stopped from holding a position C. doubted D. fired
59. It can be inferred from the text that _____.
A. the computer disks must have been stolen by terrorists
B. the people living in the United States have little security
C. the United States is a country whose security is very bad
D. the missing of the computer disks caused GREat fear among Americans
On the New York set of the film Hide and Seek, ten-year-old Dakota Fanning spends her time playing a deeply disturbed girl who deals with her mother's suicide (自杀) by creating an imaginary friend, who may not frighten her family.
Today, though, she has the day off. "This week I only worked two days,"says Fanning, sitting in a sofa in her hotel's library, "but I get bored when I'm not working. Especially because it's cold here and I can't do anything, you know? So, I've been knitting (编织) --- all day, every day."The actress, who's held her own opposite Oscar winners such as Sean Penn and Denzel Washington, recently mastered the fine art of scarves (围巾). Though she's about ready to move on to hats, she first plans to make a souvenir (纪念品) scarf for Robert De Niro, who plays her father in the film. "He's the nicest guy you'd ever meet in your entire life,"she says, her voice dropping to a whisper. "I would make him a brown one.”
Like any other fifth-grader, Fanning spends several hours a day going to school. In addition to her personal trailer (活动住房) --- which is kept well-supplied with hot chocolate packets, lemon Gatorade, and a TV that doesn't always work --- she has another trailer where her teacher, Jan, conducts classes in history, spelling, reading, math, science and health. "We have this big board where we have a calendar (日历),"Fanning says. "When we were here in January, I wrote the calendar in all blue. February was red, and March was GREen.”
On this particular morning, she had a spelling test. "There was a topic for each of the word lists,"she says, sitting on her knees. "This one was flowers --- they were all names like oxygen, carbon dioxide, chrysanthemum (菊花)..."Chrysanthemum? "Well, they didn't make me spell that one. They just had me fill in the ‘e'. But I can spell it: c-h-r-y-s-a-n-t-h-e-m-u-m.”
60. Which of the following is NOT true?
A. Dakota Fanning is a young gifted actress.
B. Dakota Fanning is a lonely orphan.
C. Dakota Fanning is a creative pupil.
D. Dakota Fanning has many interests.
61. Dakota Fanning has to knit all day in order to _____.
A. kill time B. make money C. master a skill D. make a scarf for her boyfriend
62. By saying that "He's the nicest guy you'd ever meet in your entire life”, Dakota Fanning really means that _____.
A. she is the daughter of Robert De Niro
B. she has fallen in love with Robert De Niro
C. she is in love with Robert De Niro
D. she admires Robert De Niro very much
63. What would be the best title for the text?
A. Dakota Fanning's Role
B. Dakota Fanning's Knitting Art
C. Dakota Fanning's Day Off
D. Dakota Fanning's Spelling Test
Every year landslides (滑坡) cause 25 to 50 deaths and $1.5 billion in damage in the United States. They account for 15 percent of the deaths from natural disasters in Europe. And in December, a single event killed more than 200 people in the Philippines. Sending workers to stabilize (加固) mountainsides using steel bars and cement (水泥) can help prevent disaster, but it introduces new difficulties. Shaking drills produce harmful dust and loosen heavy, dangerous debris (岩屑). "It's quite a risky job,"says Giorgio Pezzuto of D'Appolonia, an engineering company in Italy.
D'Appolonia, working with eight other companies, may have an answer: a three-ton robot called Roboclimber. "The idea is to operate a machine far away that can drill without a human being on board,"says Pezzuto, manager for the project, which is supported by the European Commission. Engineers claim that the machine will be faster and cheaper than manual labor. The robot, a large radio-controlled four-legged mechanical spider(蜘蛛), has cost at least $2 million so far. The final product should be able to climb unstable mountainsides, drill holes, insert bars and cement, and collect data on the slope's stability. Testing should begin in May.
64. The underlined word "event"(in Paragraph 1) refers to _____.
A. landslide B. machine C. earthquake D. flood
65. The purpose in writing this text is _____.
A. to tell people how serious the damage caused by landslides is
B. to tell people that sending workers to stabilize mountainsides is a risky job
C. to introduce a product that can be used to stabilize mountainsides
D. to show people how to use a new product
66. What does the robot look like?
A. A human being. B. A spider. C. A truck. D. A drill.
67. The biggest advantage of this product is that _____.
A. it will be faster and cheaper than manual labor
B. it can climb mountainsides, drill holes, insert bars and cement
C. it can collect data on the slope's stability
D. it can drill without a human being on board
Don't go to Kauai. Go to any of the other Hawaiian Islands --- Maui, Lanai, the Big Island --- but leave Kauai for us. The weather on Kauai is so unpredictable (不可预测的) that sometimes it rains all day --- in fact, it's the second-wettest spot on the earth. Yes, there are giant double rainbows all the time, and the sunlight through the clouds is magical. But if you are not interested in these, go somewhere else. You just can't control the nature on Kauai, and who wants to surrender (屈服) to the nature when you could be at a fine hotel, lying in a comfortable chair next to a swimming pool, with food served upon request?
So what if Kauai produces surf champions the way Texas produces cowboys？Most of its 300 white-sand beaches are unmarked. Unless you connect with the local people, the hidden spots are hard to find. While Hanalei is the most beautiful town you've ever dreamed of, you can forget about discos and clubs. Worse, it doesn't have one single four-star restaurant. What it does have is the original drive-through places where you pass by a rambutan tree (红毛丹树), and pick a piece of fruit.
Shopping in Kauai? Forget it --- unless you are interested in shell necklaces and beautifully carved wood bowls. Kauai is not about pampering. It's about going natural and finding the nature within you. It's a do-it-yourself place that offers walking along the coast, diving and swimming in the Pacific Ocean, and lying on the beach.
Don't go to Kauai unless you have a lot of time, because there's only one road, which can be slightly dull. It winds through the beautiful scenery of waterfalls, rivers flowing into the ocean, and taro (芋头) fields. You have no choice but to look at everything, because the speed limit is 35 m.p.h.
If you're not interested in color, don't bother with Kauai, because that's what you get --- red roads, blue oceans, and a hundred different shades of GREen. It's like diving on land. Many people on Kauai believe that this is Lemuria --- a lost island in the Atlantic. Can you imagine? Those Hawaiians, surfers, New Agers, and people who love nature and beauty and want a different quality of life --- what do they know, anyway? Forget about it --- you're not going to like it. Go somewhere else. Leave Kauai for us.
68. After reading the text, we come to know that it is _____.
A. a piece of shocking news B. an exciting story
C. an interesting introduction D. a moving advertisement
69. It can be learned from the text that _____.
A. Kauai is an island near the Hawaiian Islands
B. Kauai is another name of the Hawaiian Islands
C. Kauai is one of the Hawaiian Islands
D. Kauai does not belong to the Hawaiian Islands
70. In the writer's real opinion, Kauai _____.
A. is not worth visiting at all B. is well worth visiting
C. is not a beautiful island D. is a dangerous island
An annoying problem for humans, who like to boast (夸耀) about all the distant planets and moons we have explored, is that we've never taken a good look right under our noses. The inside of the earth is relatively close, but how can we get there?
The deepest oil well enters a mere six miles into the crust (地壳) (the center of the earth is about 4,000 miles deeper). Russian scientists dug the deepest hole in Siberia, but bottomed out at about 7.5 miles below the surface. The Mohole project, a U.S. plan in the 1950s, called for drilling a hole 25 miles down to the boundary between the hard rocks of the crust and the soft mantle (地幔). Sadly the project involved government supporting.
It gets harder and harder to drill deep into the earth because rocks get softer and softer. Hard but easily broken at the surface, rocks become plastic at depth, and the pressure caused by the weight of the overlaying crust --- about 52,800 pounds per square inch at a depth of ten miles, makes further drilling impossible.
What little we know about the inside of the earth (like the fact that there's a crust, a mantle, and a core) comes from indirect evidence, such as the analysis of earthquakes.
So maybe it's time for a thorough new method to explore the earth's inside. Scientist David Stevenson says we should forget about drilling holes. Instead, we should open a crack (裂缝).
Stevenson suggests digging a crack about a half mile long, a yard wide, and a half mile deep (not with a shovel) but with an explosion on the scale of a nuclear bomb. Next, he'd pour a few hundred thousand tons of molten (熔化的) iron into the crack, along with a robot. The iron, thicker than the surrounding crust, would move downward at about 16 feet per second, carrying the robot with it and opening the crack deeper and deeper. The iron mass would drop for about a week and 2,000 miles to the outer edge of the earth core, the robot sending out data to the surface.
Stevenson compares his idea to space exploration. "We're going somewhere we haven't been before,"he says. "In all possibility, there will be surprises.”
This idea can probably be put in the drawer marked with Isn't Going To Happen. The robot would have to survive temperatures that would melt pretty much anything. But Stevenson's idea may inspire a new look at an old problem. GREat things can come from what seems like impossible ideas.
72. Going inside the earth is _____ than going into space.
A. more interesting B. more possible C. easier D. more challenging
73. How deep have we gone into the earth until now?
A. 6 miles. B. 4,000 miles. C. 7.5 miles. D. 25 miles.
74. Which of the following is TRUE about David Stevenson's idea?
A. It is an inspiring but not practical idea now.
B. It is a practical proposal that has come into use now.
C. It is a good proposal that will soon be put into practice.
D. It is a false theory that cannot be carried out at all.
75. What might be the most suitable title for the text?
A. An Annoying Problem for Humans
B. To the Center of the Earth
C. The Mohole Project
D. David Stevenson's Proposal
As an English beginner, I found difficult to read fast. It 76. _____
was because whenever I read I always try to translate every 77. _____
English word or sentence into the Chinese before I could 78. _____
understand it. As a result of, it usually took me over 10 79. _____
minutes to finish read a passage. To get it over, I read 80. _____
a lot. Firstly, I read the passage fast and answered the 81. _____
questions within six minutes. Secondly, I checked the answer 82. _____
to see which of them were correct. Then I looked up only 83. _____
those key new words to seeing why they were wrong. 84. _____
In this way, I have proGREssed my reading speed a lot. 85. _____
1-5 BACBB 6-10 BACAB 11-15 CBACC 16-20BABAC 21-25 CADAC
6-30 DDCDC 31-35 BBDDC 36-40 BDACB 41-45 CDABC 46-50 DABDC
51-55 ABDAC 56-60 ACBDB 61-65 ADCAC 66-70 BDDCB 71-75 ADCAB
76. found后加 it 77. try改为tried 78. 去掉the 79. 去掉of 80. read改为reading
81. √ 82. answer改为answers 83. correct改为wrong/incorrect
84. seeing改为see 85. proGREssed改为improved
One possible version：
Tsunami is usually caused by strong earthquakes that happen in oceans. GREat sea waves will be pushed toward the shores with GREat speed. If the people along the shores don't know tsunami is coming, they will suffer GREat damage. For example, the tsunami, which happened in the Indian Ocean on December 26, 2004, killed more than 150,000 people in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand and other countries. Millions of people were injured and became homeless.
Tsunami is a natural disaster. We should set up more advanced warning systems along the shores, on the islands and in man-made satellites. Besides, we should protect our oceans further instead of destroying them.
23. D。考查情态动词。ought (not) to / should (not) 后跟不定式的完成式表示“本来应该或不应该做某事”。此处表示“本来应该做某事而实际上未做”。
24. A。考查时态、语态和主谓一致。由since1999可知应用现在完成时；the number做主语，谓语动词应用第三人称单数形式。
25. C。考查时态。答语第一句中有时间状语six months ago，故用went；第二句中有时间状语since then，故用haven't gone。
28. C。考查习惯用语。all the same意为“尽管如此，仍然”。
31. B。考查时态。by后跟将来时间在句中作状语，主句常用将来完成时。go without意为“在缺……的情况下勉强对付过去”。
33. D。考查短语动词词义辨异。lit up 意为 “高兴起来”, 其主语常为face等; cheer up意为“感到振奋,高兴起来”，其主语一般为人。
35. C。考查倒装句和情态动词。否定副词never位于句首时，主句应用部分倒装语序；因是“过去未曾想到”，故用could have done结构。
39. C。looked up意为“抬头看”。
42. D。冬天“走向”春天。C项turned into表示一物“变成”另一物，如：Water can be turned into ice.
47. A。cheered Michael up意为“使迈克振作起来，战胜疾病”。
54. A。由前句“Michael changed my life”可知。
57. C。细节判断题。读第五段Together with Los Alamos, these two labs conduct the most part of...可知这个国家不止两个实验室从事核武器的研究。
60. B。细节判断题。文中并未提及Dakota Fanning是个孤儿，她只是在电影中扮演自杀母亲的女儿。其他三项都有所涉及。
61. A。细节理解题。根据第二段的Especially because it's cold here and I can't do anything可知她编织头巾等只是为了消磨时间。
62. D。句意理解题。因Dakota只是10岁的小女孩，她为Robert De Niro编织围巾只是出于羡慕敬仰，谈不上相恋。
64. A。猜测指代题。本文主要是谈landslide，因此 event 是指代landslide的。
66. B。细节理解及识图题。读第二段The robot，a large radio-controlled four-legged mechanical spider及识图可得出此答案。
67. D。细节判断题。从第二段The idea is to operate a machine far away that can drill without a human being on board一句以及第一段讲滑坡人工抢险的危险，可知这种产品的最大优点就是无人CAO作的安全性。
73. C。细节理解题。由第二段的but bottomed out about 7.5 miles below the surface可知。