I climbed the stairs slowly , carrying a big suitcase , my father following with two more . By the time I got to the third floor , I was 26 and at the same time felling lonely . Worse still , Dad 27 a step and fell , sending my new suitcases 28 down the stairs . "Damn !"he screamed , his face turning red . I knew 29 was ahead . Whenever Dad's face turns red , 30 .
How could I ever 31 him to finish unloading the car 32 screaming at me and making a scene in front of the other girls , girls I would have to spend the 33 of the year with? Doors were opening and faces peering out(探出),as Dad walked 34 close behind . I felt it in my bones that my college life was getting off to a(n) 35 start.
" 36 the room , quickly ,"I thought . "Get him into a chair and calmed down ." But 37 , would there be a chair in Room316? Or would it be a(n) 38 room?
39 I turned the key in the lock and 40 the door open , with Dad 41 .complaining(抱怨)about a hurting knee or something . I put my head in , expecting the 42 . But to my 43 , the room wasn't empty . at all ! It had furniture , curtains , a TV , and seven paintings on the walls.
And there on a well-made bad sat A my new 44 ,dressed neatly , GREeting me with a nod , she said in a soft voice , "Hi , you must be Cori ." Then , she 45 the music and looked over at 46 ,"And of course , you're Mr . Faber ,"she said 47 ."Would you like a glass of iced tea?" Dad's face turned decidedly 48 before he could bring out a "yes."
I knew 49 that Amy and I would be 50 and my first year of college would be a success
26．A．helpless B．lazy C．anxious D．tried
27．A．took B．minded C．missed D ．picked
28．A．rolling B．passing C．dropping D．turning
29．A．suffering B．difficulty C．trouble D．danger
30．A．go ahead B．look out C．hold on D．give up
31．A．lead B．help C．encourage D．get
32．A．after B．without C．while D．besides
33．A．best B．beginning C．end D．rest
34．A．with difficulty B．in a hurry C．with firm steps D．in wonder
35．A．fresh B．late C．bad D．unfair
36．A．Search B．Find C．Enter D．Book
37．A．in fact B．by chance C．once more D．then again
38．A．small B．empty C．new D．neat
39．A．Finally B．Meanwhile C．Sooner or later D．At the moment
40．A．knocked B．forced C．pushed D．tried
41．A．yet B．only C．even D．still
42．A．worst B．chair C．best D．tea
43．A．reGREt B．disappointment C．surprise D．knowledge
44．A．roommate B．classmate C．neighbour D．companion
45．A．turned on B．turned down C．played D．enjoyed
46．A．Dad B．me C．the door D．the floor
47．A．questioning B．wondering C．smiling D．guessing
48．A．red B．less pale C．less red D．pale
49．A．soon B．there C．later D．then
50．A．sisters B．friends C．students D．fellows
New York , 10 November 5：27pm , yesterday . Biggest power failure in the city's history . *Thousands of people got stuck in lifts . Martin Saltzman spent three hours between the 21st and 22nd floors of the Empire State Building . "There were twelve of us . But no one panicked . We passed the time telling stories and playing word games . One man wanted to smoke but we didn't let him . Firemen finally got us out."
* "It was the best night we've ever had.," said Angela Carraro . who runs an ltalian restaurant on 42nd Street . "We had lots candles on the tables and the waiters were carrying candles on their trays . The place was full and all night , in fact , for after we had closed , we let the people stay on and spend the night here."
* The zoos had their problems like everyone else . Keepers worked through the right . They used blankets to keep flying squirrels and small monkeys warm . While zoos had problems keeping warm , supermarkets had problems keeping cool . "All of our ice cream and frozen foods melted," said the manger of a store in downtown Manhattan . "They were worth $50,0000."
* The big electric clock in the lobby(大厅) of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in downtown Manhattan started(滴答) again at 5：25 this morning . It was almost on time.
51．Throughout the period of darkness , Martin Saltzman and the eleven others were _________.
A．nervous B．excited C．calm D．frightened
52．In what way was the night of November 9 the best night for Angela Carraro ?
A．She had a taste of adventure.
B．Burning candles brightened the place.
C．Business was better than usual.
D．Many people stayed the night in her restaurant.
53．How long did the power failure last?
A．Nearly 12 hours. B．More than 12 hours.
C．Nearly 24 hours. D．More than 24 hours.
The easy way out isn't always easiest . I learned that lesson when I decided to treat Doug , my husband of one month , to a special meal . I glanced through my cookbook and chose a menu which included homemade break . Knowing the bread would take time , I started on it as soon as Doug left for work . As I was not experienced in cooking , I thought if a dozen was good , two dozen would be better , so I doubled everything . As Dong loved oranges , I also opened a can of orange and poured it all into the bowl . Soon there was a sticky dough(面团)covered with ugly yellowish marks . realizing I had been defeated , I put the dough in the rubbish bin outside so I wouldn't have to face Doug laughing at my work , I went on preparing the rest of the meal , and , when Doug got home , we sat down to Cornish chicken with rice . He tried to enjoy the meal but seemed disturbed . Twice he got up and went outside , saying he thought he heard a noise . The third time he left , I went to the windows to see what he was doing . Looking out , I saw Doug standing about three feet from the rubbish bin , holding the lid up with a stick and looking into the container . When I came out of the house , he dropped the stick and explained that there was something alive in out rubbish bin . Picking up the stick again , he held the lid up enough for me to see . I felt cold . But I stepped closer and looked harder . Without doubt it was my work . The hot sun had caused the dough to double in size and the fermenting yeast (酵母)made the surface shake and sigh as though it were breathing . I had to admit what the 'living thing 'was and why it was there . I don't know who was more embarrassed(尴尬)by the whole thing Doug or me.
54．The writer's purpose in writing this story is ___________
A．to tell an interesting experience
B．to show the easiest way out of a difficulty
C．to describe the trouble facing a newly married woman
D．to explain the difficulty of learning to cook from books
55．Why did the woman's attempt at making the bread turn out to be unsuccessful?
A．The canned orange had gone bad.
B．She didn't use the right kind of flour.
C．The cookbook was hard to understand.
D．She did not follow the directions closely.
56．Why did the woman put the dough in the rubbish bin?
A．She didn't see the use of keeping it
B．She meant to joke with her husband.
C．She didn't want her husband to see it .
D．She hoped it would soon dry in the son.
57．What made the dough in the rubbish bin?
A．The rising and falling movement.
B．The strange-looking marks.
58．When Doug went out the third time , the woman looked out of the window because she was ______________.
A．surprised at his being interested in the bin
B．afraid that he would discover her secret
C．unhappy that he didn't enjoy the meal
D．curious to know what disturbed him
Decision-thinking is not unlike it often matters not only what you think , but also what others think you think what you think they think you think . The mental process(过程) is similar . Naturally , this card game has often been of considerable interest to people who are , by any standards , good thinkers .
The GREat mathematician John von Neumann was one of the founders of game theory . In particular , he showed that all games fall into two classes ; there are what he called games of 'perfect information', games like chess where the players can't hide anything or play tricks ; they don't win by chance , but by means of logic and skills . Then there are games of 'imperfect information', like poker , in which it is impossible to know in advance that one course of action is better than another.
One mistaken idea about business is that it can be treated as a game of perfect information . Quite the reverse Business , life itself are games which we must normally play with very imperfect information . Business decisions are often made with many unknown and unknowable factors(因素), best poker players . But few business people find it comfortable to admit that they are taking a chance , and many still prefer to believe that they are playing chess , not poker.
59．The subject discussed in this text is _________.
A．the process of reaching decisions
B．the difference between poker and chess.
C．the secret of making good business plans
D．the value of information in winning games
60．An important factor in a game of imperfect information is ___________.
A．rules B．luck C．time D．ideas
61．Which of the following can be used in place of "Quite the reverse"?
A．Quite right. B．True enough.
C．Most unlikely. D．Just the opposite.
62．In the writer's opinion , when making business decisions one should ___________ .
A．put perfect information before imperfect information
B．accept the existence of unknown factors
C．regard business as a game of chess
D．mix known and unknown factors
Olaf Stapledon wrote a book called First and Last Men . in which he looked millions of years ahead . He told of different men and of strange civilisations(文明), broken up by long 'dark ages' in between . In his view , what is called the present time is no more than a moment in human history and we are just the First Men . In 2,000 million years from now there will be the Eighteenth or Last Men.
However , most of our ideas about the future are really very short-sighted . Perhaps we can see some possibilities for the next fifty years . But the next hundred ? The next thousand? The next million? That's much more difficult.
When men and women lived by hunting 50,000 years ago , how could they even begin to picture modern life? Yet to men of 50,000 years from now , we may seem as primitive(原始的)in our ideas as the Stone-Age hunters do to us . Perhaps through the cribe , These words , which I have just made up , have to stand for things and ideas that we simply can't think of .
So why bother even to try imagining life far in the future ? Here are two reasons . First unless we remember how short our own lives are compared with the whole human history , we are likely to think our own interests are much more important than they really are . If we make the earth a poor place to live because . we are careless or GREedy(贪婪) or quarrelsome . our grand-children will not bother to think of excuses for us.
Second , by trying to escape from present interests and imagine life far in the future , we may arrive at quite fresh ideas that we can use ourselves . For example , if we imagine that in the future men may give up farming , we can think of trying it now . So set you imagination free when you think about the future .
63．A particular mention made of Stapledon's book in the opening paragraph ____________
A．serves as a description of human history
B．serves an introduction to the discussion
C．shows a disaGREement of views
D． Shows the popularity of the book
64．The text discusses men and women 50,000 years ago and 50,000 years from now in order to show that _________.
A．human history is extremely long
B．life has changed a GREat deal
C．it is useless to plan for the next 50 years
D．it is difficult to tell what will happen in the future
65．Spundels and ballalators are used in the text to refer to _________.
A．tools used in farming B．ideas about modern life
C．unknown things in the future D．hunting skills in the Stone Age
66．According to the writer of the text , imagining the future will _________.
A．serve the interests of the present and future generations
B．enable us to better understand human history
C．help us to improve farming
D．make life worth living
Excused from recycling(回收利用) because you live in a high rise with a rubbish chute(垃圾道)? You won't be for long . Miami's Mark Shantzis has made it simple for those living in tall buildings to use the chute and recycle too .
In Shantzis' Hi-Rise Recycling System , a chute leads to a pie-shaped container with six boxes that can turn around when operated . The system , which fits in the same space as the chute and container now in use , enables glass , plastic , paper , metal , and other rubbish to go into separate boxes .
The system is controlled from a board next to the chute door . The board has a button for each class of recycling materials (as well as for unrecyclables). At the press of a button , a microcomputer locks all other floors' chute door and sets the recycling container turning until the right box comes under the chute . The computer also counts the loads and gives a signal by phone when the box is full . And a particular piece of equipment breaks up the nonrecyclables
Sorting(分类) recyclables before they are collected saves the use of expensive materials recovery equipment which otherwise has to do the sorting . Such equipment often makes recycled materials very expensive , so expensive that tons of recyclables remain wasted . Shantzis believes his system could help recycled materials become more cost-effective.
67．The purpose in writing this text is _________.
A．to encourage people to recycle their rubbish
B．to introduce a recycling system for high rises
C．to describe the use of computer technology in recycling
D．to explain the need for rubbish collection in high rises
68．When he says "You won't be for long" the writer means that _______.
A．you'll soon be living in a cleaner building
B．rubbish chutes will become out of date before long
C．you won't wait long for your turn to recycle rubbish
D．it won't be long before you'll have to recycle your rubbish
69．Before dropping rubbish into the chute you have to ___________
A．lock the other floors' chute doors
B．check if the container is full
C．press the correct button
D．break up the rubbish
70．The biggest advantage of this new system is that _________
A．it readuces the cost of recycling
B．it saves time and space
C．it saves money for people living in high rises
D．it makes better use of the existing recovery equipment
Mrs Brown : What a tiring evening!
Mr Brown : Oh , it's good to sit down after all that standing.
Mrs Brown : 71
Mr Brown : I don't think I've ever felt so tired in my life 72
Mrs Brown : And the heat . 73
Mr Brown : We shouldn't have accepted the invitation in the first place
Mrs Brown : 74 We've only been to a party.
Mr Brown : You're right . We must be getting old .
Mrs Brown : Come on . 75 We'd feel better.
A．I'm not that tired
B．Let's have some coffee.
C．What 's more , I didn't sleep well last night.
D．But we shouldn't have felt so tried.
E．A good night's sleep will put you right again .
F．I could just sir here for ever and ever , and never get up .
G．All that silly talk , and the drink and the cigarette smoke
National Matriculation English Test (NMET 2000)
76．That flying school graduates a hundred ______ (飞行员)every year. 76．______
77．Tom is _____________（在楼上）. Go and find him yourself . 77.___________
78．This plant is foud in the ___________ （南部）parts of the country 78__________．
79．I must ____（道歉）for not having been able to write to you sooner. 79．_____
80．Two hundred _____（被盗的） bicycles were returned to their owners last month.
81.When I got home after the holiday there were a lot of ______（留言）in my phone.
82._____ speaking （一般来说）, parents care more about their children's health than about their own.
83.I can't tell one from the other because they are only ________（细微）different.
84.There has been a 50% growth in the _________（市场）for personal computers.
85.Thank you for ___________（提供）to help , but I can manage it myself.
They day before the speech contest（比赛） English teacher 86.________________
talked to me . She said that she and my schoolmate all 87._______________
wished me success , but it didn't matter that I would 88._________________
win or not . When I was on the stage the next day , I felt so 89.___________
nervous as I shook like a leaf . There were so many people 90.____________
present! Suddenly , I caught a sight of my English teacher in 91.____________
the crowd . She was smiling but nodding at me . I remembered 92.___________
her words and calm down . I did a good job and won the first 93.________
prize . Now my picture and the prize is hanging in the library. 94.________
Whenever I see them I will often think of my English teacher. 95.________
About two minutes later I stopped a passing car and took the old man to the nearest hospital.
Ⅰ，Ⅱ，Ⅲ（Key to 1-75）
1.A 2.C 3.D 4.C 5.B 6.A 7.B
8.C 9.A 10.B 11.D 12.D 13.A 14.D
15.D 16.A 17.B 18.C 19.B 20.D 21.C
22.C 23.C 24.B 25.A 26.D 27.C 28.A
29.C 30.B 31.D 32.B 33.D 34.A 35.C
36.B 37.D 38.B 39.A 40.C 41.D 42.A
43.C 44.A 45.B 46.A 47.C 48.C 49.D
50.B 51.C 52.C 53.A 54.A 55.D 56.C
57.A 58.D 59.A 60.B 61.D 62.B 63.B
64.D 65.C 66.A 67.B 68.D 69.C 70.A
71.F 72.G 73.C 74.D 75.B
85.offering (providing, supplying不可接受)
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talked to me. She said that she and my schoolmate all 87. schoolmates
wished me success, but it didn't matter that I would 88. whether
win or not. When I was on the stage the next day, I felt so 89. √
nervous as I shook like a leaf. There were so many people 90. that
present! Suddenly, I caught a sight of my English teacher in 91. a
the crowd. She was smiling but nodding at me. I remembered 92. and
her words and calm down. I did a good job and won the first 93. calmed
prize. Now my picture and the prize is hanging in the library. 94. are
Whenever I see them I will often think of my English teacher. 95. often
五、 One possible version:
It was 7:15 on the morning of February 8,2000. It was walking along Park Road towards the east when an elderly man came out of the park on the other side of the street. Then I saw a yellow car drive up Third Street and make a right turn into Park Road. The next moment the car hit the man while he was crossing the road. He fell with a cry. The car didn't stop but drove off at GREat speed heading west. I noticed the driver was a young woman and the plate number was AC864. About two minutes later I stopped a passing car and took the old man to the nearest hospital.