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  • 难度: 使用次数:4 入库时间:2017-08-01
    来源: 湖南省岳阳市第一中学2016-2017学年高二下学期期中考试英语试题 Word版含答案.doc

    My mom takes pride in the fact that I was talking in three and four word sentences before I was ten months old. Some say its a gift while others simply think I talk too much.

    As my thirties came to a close, I found myself reflecting on my life. Im very happy and have no significant regrets. However, when I looked back on those times of difficulty, I saw a clear common denominator(特征); I didnt seem to know when to stop talking. Whether it was hurting someones feelings, or having carelessly told a secret, the incident could have been avoided had I closed my mouth sooner. So I decided to practice the power of quiet.

    To take this step, I needed to understand how people could sit comfortably in a group and not talk. Why does my husband feel completely content to say nothing in a conversation? Hes highly intelligent and has wonderful opinions but hell sit quietly and just listen. Even when hes asked a pointed question, hell answer with few words while still communicating effectively. What a talent!

    Can you imagine being happy just listening? In surveying those I know who talk less than I do, I got two answersthey either didnt feel confident enough to speak up, or they just didnt feel the need to participate in the conversation. Of course there were other reasons for not talking, but these were the two most popular answers.

    The first one didnt work for me. Im just fine letting people know what I think about them, and hopefully it will make the conversation much more interesting. The second one didnt work either. I do feel the need to participate. I feel it physically like an electrical pulse through my body; sometimes its so strong that it causes me to behave badly in the form of interrupting or speaking in an unusually loud voice. I had to look further.

    An interesting thing happened on this journey to the power of quiet. During my weekly yoga class, it came to me like an answer so clear that the words rang in my head like soft, heavenly bells.

    I talked too much so people would know I cared about them. It was my way of taking care of those I love. I decided before my fortieth birthday, that from that day forward, those around me would know I loved them, and cared what they thought and felt, but I was going to practice the power of quiet.

    As my forty-second birthday approaches, I can say that deciding to talk less has been more about focusing on quality rather than quantity. Ive found that listening more shows those who I care about that I really do care how they feel. Now when I break in, it means more to them. Oh, sure, I still have my short periods of talking too much, but for the most part this has been one resolution that I can call a success.

    21. In Paragraph 3 the writer mentions her husband mainly ______.

       A. to show how one communicates effectively

       B. to explain the reason for his silence in a conversation

       C. to give an example of those who have the power of quiet

       D. to give her high opinion of his communication skills

    22. By I had to look further, the writer means she had to ______.

       A. look into the future in order to succeed in practicing the power of quiet

       B. try harder to prevent herself from talking too much

       C. survey people in other areas who talk little

       D. find out other reasons why she should talk less

    23. Which of the following best describe the writers character?

         A. Kind but pessimistic.                                   B.  Loving and active.

    C. Selfless but proud.                                 D. Stubborn and sensitive.

    题型:阅读理解  知识点:人生百味类阅读
  • 难度: 使用次数:19 入库时间:2017-06-18
    来源: 浙江省宁波诺丁汉大学附属中学2017届高三下学期期中考试英语试题 Word版含答案.doc

        Raised in a motherless homemy father was extremely tightfisted towards us children. His attitude didn't soften as I grew into adulthood and went to college. I had to ride the bus whenever I came home. Though the bus stopped about two miles from homeDad never met meeven in severe weather. If I grumbledhe'd say in his loudest father­voice"That's what your legs are for"

        The walk didn't bother me as much as the fear of walking alone along the highway and country roads. I also felt less than valued that my father didn't seem concerned about my safety. But that feeling was canceled one spring evening.

        It had been a particularly difficult week at college after long hours in labs. I longed for home. When the bus reached the stopI stepped off and dragged my suitcase to begin the long journey home.

        A row of hedges(树篱)edged the driveway that climbed the hill to our house. Once I had turned off the highway to start the last lap of my journeyI always had a sense of relief to see the hedges because it meant that I was almost home. On that particular eveningthe hedges had just come into view when I saw something gray moving along the top of the hedgesmoving toward the house. Upon closer observationI realized it was the top of my father's head. Then I kneweach time I'd come homehe had stood behind the hedgeswatchinguntil he knew I had arrived safely. I swallowed hard against the tears. He did careafter all.

        On later visitsthat spot of gray became my watchtower. I could hardly wait until I was close enough to watch for its secret movement above the greenery. Upon reaching homeI would find my father sitting innocently in his chair."Somy sonit's you" he'd sayhis face lengthening into pretended surprise.

        I replied"YesDadit's me. I'm home."

    21What does the underlined word "grumbled" in Paragraph 1 probably mean?

     AAccepted happily.                  BExplained clearly.

     CAgreed willingly.                  DSpoke unhappily.

    22What made the author feel upset was ______.

     A. the tiredness after long hours in labs

     Bthe fear of seeing something moving

     Cthe feeling of being less than valued

     Dthe loneliness of riding the bus home

    23The author's father watched behind the hedges because _____.

     Ahe was concerned about his son's safety

     Bhe wanted to help his son build up courage

     Che didn't want to meet his son at the doorway

     Dhe didn't think his son was old enough to walk alone

    24Which of the following can be the best title for the text?

     AMy Father's Secret                 BMy College Life

     CMy Terrible Journey Home           DRiding the Bus Alone

    题型:阅读理解  知识点:人生百味类阅读
  • 难度: 使用次数:3 入库时间:2017-06-15
    来源: 四川省眉山中学2016-2017学年高二下学期期中考试英语试题 Word版含答案.doc

    Did you grow up in one culture, your parents came from another, and you are now living in a totally different country? If so, then you are a third-culture kid!

    The termthird-culture kid (or TCK) was coined in the 1960s by Dr. Ruth. She first came across this phenomenon when she researched North American children living in India. Caught between two cultures, they form their very own.  46   About 90 percent of them have a university degree, while 40 percent pursue a postgraduate or doctor degree. They usually benefit from their intercultural experience, which helps them to grow into successful academics and professionals.

     47  In fact many hardships may arise from this phenomenon. A third-culture kid may not be able to adapt themselves completely to their new surroundings as expected. Instead, they may always remain an outsider in different host cultures. Max, for example, experienced this fundamental feeling of strangeness throughout his life as a third-culture kid.    48  While this can be a way to create a network of friends all around the world, it can be difficult for a third-culture kid like Max to maintain close friendships and relationships.

    For a third-culture kid, it is often easier to move to a new foreign country than to return to their home country. After living in Australia and South Korea for many years, Louis finally returned to Turkey as a teenager. But she felt out of place when she returned to the country where she was born  _4 She did not share the same values as her friends’ even years after going back home. 

    While a third-culture kid must let go of his/her identity as a foreigner when he/she returns, the home country can prove to be more foreign than anything he/she came across before . The peer group they face does not match the idealized image children have ofhome   50 

    As a part of the growing culture, third-culture kids may find it a great challenge for them to feel at home in many places

    A. Yet being a third-culture kid is not always easy.

    B. In general, they often reach excellent academic results.

    C. This often makes it hard for them to form their own identity.

    D. However, their parents can help them see the opportunities of a mobile lifestyle.

    E. Their experience abroad helps them gain a better understanding of cultural differences.

    F. Unlike other teens of her age, she didn’t know anything about current TV shows or fashion trends.

    G.. Additionally, making new friends and saying goodbye to old ones will at some point become routine for a third-culture kid.

    题型:阅读理解  知识点:人生百味类阅读
  • 难度: 使用次数:18 入库时间:2017-06-14
    来源: 陕西省黄陵中学2016-2017学年高二4月月考英语试题(重点班) Word版含答案.doc

    The Scar of Love

    Some years ago on a hot summer day in south Florida a little boy decided to go for a swim in the old swimming hole behind his house. In a hurry to dive into the cool water, he ran out of the back door, leaving behind shoes, socks and shirt as he went.

    He flew into the water, not realizing that as he swam toward the middle of the lake, an alligator(短吻鳄) was getting close. The mother in the house was looking out of the window and saw the two as they got closer and closer together. In great fear, she ran toward the water, yelling to her son as loudly as she could. Hearing her voice, the little boy became alarmed and made a U—turn to swim to his mother. It was too late. Just as he reached her, the alligator reached him. From the dock, the mother grabbed her little boy by the arms just as the alligator snatched(抓住) his legs. That began an unbelievable tug-of-war(拔河比赛) between the two. The alligator was much stronger than the mother, but the mother was much too passionate to let go. A farmer happened to drive by, heard their screams, rushed from his truck, took aim and shot the alligator.

    Remarkably, after weeks and weeks in the hospital, the little boy survived. His legs were extremely scarred by the terrible attack of the animal. And on his arms, were deep scratches where his mother’s fingernails dug into his flesh in her effort to hang on to the son she loved.

    The newspaper reporter, who interviewed the boy after the trauma(外伤), asked if he would show him his scars. The boy lifted the pant legs. And then, with obvious pride, he said to the reporter,“Look at my arms. I have great scars on my arms, too. I have them because my mum wouldn’t let go.”

    You and I can identify with(认同) that little boy. We have scars, too. Not from an alligator, but the scars of a painful past. Some of those scars are unsightly and have caused us deep regret. But, some wounds, my friends, are because we have refused to let go.

    28.The underlined part“the two”in the second paragraph refers to       .

      A. the son and the alligator        B.the mother and the son

      C.the driver and the alligator       D. the alligator and the mother

    29.From the passage we can infer        .

      A.The mother was unwilling to let the alligator go

      B.The mother was actually stronger than the alligator

      C.The son was proud of his scars on his arms

      D.The son was ashamed of his scars on his legs

    30.According to the last paragraph, what is the writer’s real meaning?

      A.To forget the past is to betray.       B.We should forget the scars.

    C.Wounds are different from scars.     D.We should learn to let go sometimes.

    31.What type does the author develop the passage ?

    A. Comparison.                     B. Narration with comments.

    C. Classification.                    D. Analysis.

    题型:阅读理解  知识点:人生百味类阅读
  • 难度: 使用次数:4 入库时间:2017-06-14
    来源: 陕西省黄陵中学2016-2017学年高二4月月考英语试题(普通班) Word版含答案.doc

    The Scar of Love

    Some years ago on a hot summer day in south Florida a little boy decided to go for a swim in the old swimming hole behind his house. In a hurry to dive into the cool water, he ran out of the back door, leaving behind shoes, socks and shirt as he went.

    He flew into the water, not realizing that as he swam toward the middle of the lake, an alligator(短吻鳄) was getting close. The mother in the house was looking out of the window and saw the two as they got closer and closer together. In great fear, she ran toward the water, yelling to her son as loudly as she could. Hearing her voice, the little boy became alarmed and made a U—turn to swim to his mother. It was too late. Just as he reached her, the alligator reached him. From the dock, the mother grabbed her little boy by the arms just as the alligator snatched(抓住) his legs. That began an unbelievable tug-of-war(拔河比赛) between the two. The alligator was much stronger than the mother, but the mother was much too passionate to let go. A farmer happened to drive by, heard their screams, rushed from his truck, took aim and shot the alligator.

    Remarkably, after weeks and weeks in the hospital, the little boy survived. His legs were extremely scarred by the terrible attack of the animal. And on his arms, were deep scratches where his mother’s fingernails dug into his flesh in her effort to hang on to the son she loved.

    The newspaper reporter, who interviewed the boy after the trauma(外伤), asked if he would show him his scars. The boy lifted the pant legs. And then, with obvious pride, he said to the reporter,“Look at my arms. I have great scars on my arms, too. I have them because my mum wouldn’t let go.”

    You and I can identify with(认同) that little boy. We have scars, too. Not from an alligator, but the scars of a painful past. Some of those scars are unsightly and have caused us deep regret. But, some wounds, my friends, are because we have refused to let go.

    28.The underlined part“the two”in the second paragraph refers to       .

      A. the son and the alligator        B.the mother and the son

      C.the driver and the alligator       D. the alligator and the mother

    29.From the passage we can infer        .

      A.The mother was unwilling to let the alligator go

      B.The mother was actually stronger than the alligator

      C.The son was proud of his scars on his arms

      D.The son was ashamed of his scars on his legs

    30.According to the last paragraph, what is the writer’s real meaning?

      A.To forget the past is to betray.       B.We should forget the scars.

    C.Wounds are different from scars.     D.We should learn to let go sometimes.

    31.What type does the author develop the passage ?

    A. Comparison.                     B. Narration with comments.

    C. Classification.                    D. Analysis.

    题型:阅读理解  知识点:人生百味类阅读
  • 难度: 使用次数:12 入库时间:2017-06-06
    来源: 湖南省衡阳市第八中学2016-2017学年高二理科实验班下学期第二次月考英语试题 Word版含答案.doc

      Honesty comes in many forms. First there’s self-honesty. Is what people see the real article or do you appear through smoke and mirrors? I find that if I try to be something I’m not, I feel unsure of myself and take out a part from my PBA(personal bank account). I love how singer Judy Garland put it , “Always be a first-class version of yourself,instead of a second-class version of somebody else.”

    Then there’s honesty in our actions. Are you honest at school, with your parents, and with your boss? If you’ve ever been dishonest, I think we all have, try being honest, and notice how whole it makes you feel. Remember, you can’t to wrong and feel right. This story by Jeff is a good example of that:

      In my second year of study, there were three kids in my math class who didn’t do well.

      I was really good at it. I would charge them three dollars for each test that I helped them pass. I’d write on a little piece of paper all the right answers, and hand them off.

      At first I felt like I was making money, kind of a nice job. I wasn’t thinking about how it could hurt all of us. After a while I realized I shouldn’t do that anymore, because I wasn’t really helping them They weren’t learning anything, and it would only get harder down the road. Cheating certainly wasn’t helping me.

      It takes courage to be honest when people all around you are getting away with cheating on tests, lying to their parents, and stealing at work. But, remember, every act of honesty is a deposit(储蓄)into your PBA and will build strength.

    21The underlined part “appear through smoke and mirrors” in the first paragraph means “       ”.

    A. to be honest            B. to be unreal   

    C. to become clear         D. to come from an imagined world

    22Which of the following can best explain Judy Garland’s words?

    A. Be your true self rather than follow others.

    B. Don’t copy others or you can’t be the first class.

    C. Make efforts to be the first instead of the second.

    D. Don’t learn from others unless they’re excellent.

    23What does the author expect to show by Jeff’s story?

    A. Honesty can be of great help.

    B. A bad thing can be turned into a good one.

    C. Helping others cheat can do good to nobody.

    D. One should realize the wrong in his bad deeds.

    24In the last paragraph the author mainly wants to express             .

    A. one must be brave to be honest

    B. it’s difficult to be honest when others are not

    C. one should be honest when making a deposit

    D. honestly in one’s actions can help him in the future

    题型:阅读理解  知识点:人生百味类阅读
  • 难度: 使用次数:13 入库时间:2017-06-06
    来源: 湖北省宜昌市部分示范高中教学协作体2016-2017学年高一下学期期中考试英语试题 Word版含答案.doc

    Did you know that something as simple as the wallpaper on your computer can tell people a lot about you? According to researcher Donna Dawson, our computers say something about what we're like because they are part of our “personal space.”

           A picture of a child or family on the screen often means the person cares deeply about their loved ones. A photo of the person surrounded by friends shows they value their popularity and probably work well with other people. On the other hand, pictures showing examples of past successes, like winning a prize may mean a person is only interested in themselves.

           Pictures of nature and natural scenery tell people that you are driven to succeed and use the pictures to relax and remove the pressure (压力) in your life. Cityscapes, pictures of cities or towns, show that you enjoy travel and adventure. Most people with cityscapes as their wallpaper are optimistic (乐观的), happy people who feel even better thinking about the places they've visited or want to visit.

           Pictures of animals show that you are optimistic and kind-hearted. You are often happy and you enjoy life and act young. Cartoons (漫画) or drawings show that you are a multitasker, someone who does many things at once. You have many responsibilities, but you deal with them well. That's one reason you like having something to smile about when you look at your computer wallpaper.

           Then, what does plain blue wallpaper tell us about a person? According to Dawson, a person with plain blue wallpaper probably values their privacy and keeps work from becoming too personal.

    29. A prize photo as wallpaper suggests someone _____.

    A. has a strong wish to succeed

    B. is confident about himself or herself

    C. cares only about himself or herself

    D. works very well with others

    30. Those who look on the bright side of things are likely to have wallpaper like _____.

    A. pictures of nature and natural scenery

    B. city views or pictures of animals

    C. pictures showing their past successes

    D. photos of staying with friends

    31. What can be the best title for the text?

    A. Where to Look for Your Computer Wallpaper

    B. Computer Wallpaper Shows Your Personality

    C. How to Place Wallpaper on Your Computer

    D. Computer Wallpaper Interests Everyone

    题型:阅读理解  知识点:人生百味类阅读
  • 难度: 使用次数:17 入库时间:2017-06-06
    来源: 湖北省宜昌市部分示范高中教学协作体2016-2017学年高一下学期期中考试英语试题 Word版含答案.doc

    I was small for my age. I was shy and sometimes it was hard for me to make friends with others. However, learning came fairly easy for me. I was the best in most of my classes, but PE class was my nightmare (噩梦) and made me feel that I was not as good as the others. Miss Forsythe was our PE teacher. She was young and energetic. Everyone liked her. She said that we all had to come to her classes. No one could hide from Miss Forsythe!

         One day she told me that she wanted me to play a game with another girl in a PE show. I was rather worried that I wouldn’t do a good job as she explained her idea, but she was excited. With her encouragement, I had no choice but to agree.

         It was a "boy meets girl" game. I played the boy and my classmate, Margaret Ann, played the girl. We were dressed in evening clothes and danced around the floor. According to Miss Forsythe, I had to pick up Margaret Ann when we finished the dance. Since I was not strong enough to pick the tallest girl up, it was she who picked me up. I suddenly felt ten feet tall! It was a huge success and everybody applauded (鼓掌) for our excellent performance. What a wonderful ending! Afterwards, I smiled confidently (自信地).Miss Forsythe’s understanding and willingness to create a place for me in her show (which certainly did not need me) gave me some much needed confidence. She was and always will be my favorite teacher.

    21. What do we know about Miss Forsythe?

       A. She was good at dancing

    B. She taught students how to dance

    C. She was a strict and understanding teacher

    D. She liked to play games with the students after class  

    22. How did the author feel about the game at first?

       A. She was excited   B. She thought it would be fun

    C. She was nervous  D. She was disappointed  

    23. It can be inferred from the passage that ___________.

       A. Miss Forsythe had planned the game that way on purpose (故意地)

    B. Miss Forsythe helped the author pick up the tallest girl

       C. the author was afraid when she felt ten feet tall

    D. the author lost confidence by dancing with her classmate

    24. What is the best title for the passage?

    A. My School Life

    B. Our PE Teacher —Miss Forsythe

    C. My Nightmare —PE Classes

       D. A Game with My Classmate

    题型:阅读理解  知识点:人生百味类阅读
  • 难度: 使用次数:14 入库时间:2017-06-02
    来源: 贵州省遵义市第四中学2015-2016学年高一上学期期中考试英语试题 Word版含答案.doc

    What to do if you don't feel popular?

    Try to take part in activities. Call your friends. Plan to do something. The worst feeling is staying home alone, because it makes you feel even more lonely.

    Try to make new friends. Choose friends carefully, not just because you think they're popular. And remember, making good friends takes time. Choosing a popular person to be friends with is okay if they are nice.

    Be yourself (保持独立). If you want to become friends with someone who's popular, don't make yourself into someone you are not just to impress that person.

    Be nice. Be friendly. Be outgoing (开朗的). But don't overdo it! Talk to trusted friends if you are feeling really bad. Or you might want to write it down ill a journal (期刊) or diary.

      Do something special for yourself. You could take pictures of your friends, or collect their school pictures, and take a collage (拼贴画) to hang on your wall. This will remind (提醒) you, when you are feeling unpopular, that you really do have friends.

    Think up your own ideas. These suggestions might not work for everyone.

    What to do if you have a problem with your teacher?

    Talk to your parents, or another adult who will listen to you and perhaps can help. Talk to your friends. Maybe they have had problems with the same teacher, too.

    Don't give the teacher a reason to have problems with you. Do your work, complete your task, attend the class seriously and take notes. Maybe you just need to give the teacher a chance (机会).

      Try to find out what the problem is.

    Talk to the teacher if you feel comfortable doing this. Don't be nasty (闹别扭的), but express your concerns (关心). Listen to the teacher, as well.

      Just accept the fact that you're not going to love all your teachers.

    25. What do we mean by saying "not feeling popular"?

      A. Not liked by our classmates or workmates.

    B. Not doing what we want.

      C. Not showing any interest in anything.

    D. Not so happy.

    26. What does the underlined word "overdo" mean'?

      A. Do something too much or in an extreme way.

      B. Try your best to do something.

      C. Do something carefully.

      D. Work too hard.

    27. The writer         

      A. believes that your friend will help you out if you take their pictures.

      B. suggests that you discuss the reason of problem with your teacher when you feel uncomfortable.

    C. wants you to know that students usually hates teachers.

      D. is not too sure if his advice will certainly work on you.

    28. What's the best title of this passage?

      A. Why We Have Problems at School.

      B. Always Be Yourself.

      C. How to Handle Problems at School.

      D. Don't Be Afraid of Problems With Others.

    题型:阅读理解  知识点:人生百味类阅读
  • 难度: 使用次数:27 入库时间:2017-05-04
    来源: 湖北省沙市中学2016-2017学年高二下学期第三次双周考英语试题 Word版含答案.doc

    Being lonely in the crowd might seem ridiculous. But according to a recent survey, the situation is all too common. Loneliness and other anxiety problems – worrying about life’s pressures – can even lead to self-murder.

           An article in China Daily gave no reason for this other than the usual blaming of the post-80s generation. According to a high level official, young people suffering from discouragement are mostly “spoiled and have not been taught to be independent, responsible and express ‘thank-you’.” Well, how do you like that? First, I don’t think China’s youth are exactly spoiled. They certainly have more things than their parents did, but a lot of the money spent on them is for their education including various extra classes.

           Discouragement and anxiety are now the fastest growing challenges in modern societies. We sense a lack of close friends who can talk to honestly and openly. In 1985, a US study found that one in ten people did not have such a friend. In 2006, it was one in four. It’s easy to see the connection between loneliness and discouragement. But what actually causes this increasing loneliness?

           Surely, with Internet social networking sites such as Kaixin, we have more friends than ever. A new study has shown that the more time teenagers spend in front of computers, the less close they are to friends and family. Kaixin or QQ may be fun but it lacks meaning, compared to personal connections in the real world.

           And then there are those endless online games popular with young Chinese but increasingly there are more interesting choices. For example, new sports such as skateboarding are starting to catch on(流行) in bigger cities, as is playing music in a band. These creative hobbies are done in a group and thus friendship can be stronger. Hopefully young people will also be drawn out of the Internet cafes and interactive computer games that in fact fail to recreate a real and interactive experience.

    28. According to the high level official, it is easy for teenagers lacking independence and responsibility to _______.

       A. become spoiled                      B. play endless online games

       C. suffer from loneliness and anxiety        D. refuse to express gratitude

    29. What does the writer think of the Internet social networking site Kaixin?

       A. Open but ridiculous.                           B. Honest and responsible.

       C. Real and fun.                                    D. Interesting but meaningless.

    30. It can be inferred in Paragraph 3 that _______.

       A. it’s now more difficult for people to find close friends to have an honest chat with

       B. parents focus mostly on children’s education rather than the personality building

       C. young people have no idea of expressing appreciation because of being spoiled

       D. teenagers will recreate a real and interactive experience to strengthen friendship

    31. According to the text, which of the following can help us avoid being lonely in the crowd?

       A. To stay long in Internet cafes.                     B. To focus on extra courses.

       C. To give up our own hobbies.                D. To play music in a band.

    题型:阅读理解  知识点:人生百味类阅读
  • 难度: 使用次数:39 入库时间:2017-02-15
    来源: 山东省潍坊市临朐县2017届高三上学期阶段性质量检测(12月月考)英语试题 Word版含答案.doc

    We all have found memories of taking a few lazy months off after the stress of A-levels. As we draw to the end of an academically and socially packed year, the idea of doing the same again is appealing.

    But after graduation, there’ll be few occasions when we can enjoy such extended holidays, free to do as we wish. So now that summer has arrived, let’s take full advantage. It goes without saying that summer vacations are the perfect time to go traveling, especially if you avoid the pricey school holiday period.

    Tickets go up greatly when you turn 26, so make the most of cheaper rates while you’re eligible. Finding a reliable company that won’t cheat you is extremely important, as is discovering a program that appeals to your own interests. There are plenty of websites where you can see other people’s recommendations.

    Of course for most of us, money is tight—but to avoid overspending you can combine employment and adventure. Hannah Warn, a psychology student at the University of Winchester, is spending her summer at Camp America, an increasingly popular venture where British students enjoy a good time on a summer camp.

    “Being thrown into something where I don’t really know what to expect is exciting.” she says.“It gives me a chance to experience being away from home in a different way.”

    Those with a talent for languages might also consider working abroad as an au pair. The work may be challenging, but it’s a chance to involve yourself in a new culture while your employer pays most of the bill.

    If you have an idea about the sort of career you’d like, getting work experience is wise. In many careers, graduating with only your degree to show for your three or four years just won’t make it. Send applications off early and to as many places as possible. Make sure you take a well-earned break this summer.

    24.The author intends to tell us in the passage               .

    A. ways to make money in summer

    B. good memories of the school days

    C. stress goes away during the summer holidays

    D. tips on how to spend the summer vacation

    25.The passage implies that               .

    A. students can enjoy beneficial price when traveling

    B. students who quit school should pay more for travel

    C. students will be offered part time jobs in the vacation

    D. students will have a longer summer vacation than ever

    26.The underlined word “eligible” in the passage means            .

    A. relaxed          B. outstanding           C. qualified       D. standardized

    27.The author took Hannah Warn as an example to            .

    A. suggest Camp America offers jobs to students

    B. show psychology students are good at planning

    C. indicate Camp America serves English students

    D. imply students can travel around for nothing

    题型:阅读理解  知识点:人生百味类阅读
  • 难度: 使用次数:21 入库时间:2017-01-16
    来源: 河北省定州中学2017届高三上学期周练(10.16)英语试题 Word版含答案.doc

    Depression is much higher amongst female bosses than male bossesa new US survey finds.Dr Tetyana Pudrovskathe study's first authorexplainedWomen with job authoritythe ability to hirefireand influence payhave greatly more symptoms of depression than women without this power.But men with job authority have fewer symptoms of depression than men without such power.

    The study followed 1500 middle-aged women and 1300 middle-aged men who all graduated from high schools in Wisconsin.The men and women were surveyed in 1993 and 2004 to look at the connection between how much authority they had at work and symptoms of depression.

    The results showed that amongst men and women with lower levels of authority at workwomen had slightly higher levels of depression.This is normal since overall women suffer from depression slightly more than men.Amongst men and women with higher levels of authority at workhoweverit was women who had many more symptoms of depression than men.Men in authority actually had a 10% lower risk of depressionwhile authority increased the risk of women having depressive symptoms by 9%.

    Dr Pudrovska continuedWhat shocked us is that women with job authority in our study are advantaged in terms of most characteristics that are strong signs of positive mental health.These women have more educationhigher incomesbetter jobsand higher levels of job satisfaction than women without job authority.Yetthey have worse mental health than lowerstatus(地位)women.

    The cause of this discrepancy is not knownbut Dr Pudrovska saysYears of social science research suggests that women in authority positions deal with interpersonal anxietynegative social interactionsnegative stereotypesprejudicesocial isolation(社会孤立)as well as resistance(抵抗)from colleagues.Women in authority positions are viewed as lacking in the assertiveness(果断)and confidence of strong leaders.But when these women display such characteristicsthey are judged negatively for being unfeminine(不像女性的)This causes mental stress.

    Menon the other handdo not have to face these kinds of negative stereotypes about their abilities.

    29Which of the following might be the best title of the passage?

    AFemale bosses get less stress from work than male bosses.

    BFemale bosses get the same stress from work as male bosses.

    CFemale bosses get the same stress from work as employees.

    DFemale bosses get more stress from work than male bosses.

    30What conclusion can we draw from the passage?

    AThe higher levels of authoritythe fewer women suffer depression.

    BThe higher levels of authoritythe more women suffer depression.

    CThe lower levels of authoritythe more men suffer depression.

    DThe lower levels of authoritythe more women suffer depression.

    31What did Dr Pudrovska think of the results?

    AExciting.                BSurprising.

    CDisappointing.           DInspiring.

    32What does the underlined worddiscrepancyin Paragraph 5 mean?

    ADifference.              BExcellence.

    CPreference.              DReference.

    题型:阅读理解  知识点:人生百味类阅读
  • 难度: 使用次数:47 入库时间:2016-12-31
    来源: 安徽省合肥市第八中学2016-2017学年高二上学期段一考试英语试题 Word版含答案.doc

    NOT all memories are sweet. Some people spend all their lives trying to forget bad experiences. Violence and traffic accidents can leave people with terrible physical and emotional scars. Often they relive these experiences in nightmares.

    Now American researchers think they are close to developing a pill, which will help people forget bad memories. The pill is designed to be taken immediately after a frightening experience. They hope it might reduce, or possibly erase(抹去),the effect of painful memories.

    In November, experts tested a drug on people in the US and France. The drug stops the body releasing chemicals that fix memories in the brain. So far the research has suggested that only the emotional effects of memories may be reduced, not that the memories are erased.

    The research has caused a great deal of argument. Some think it is a had idea, While others support it.

    Supporters say it could lead to pills that prevent or treat soldiers’ troubling memories after war. They say that there are many people who suffer from terrible memories.

    “Some memories can ruin people’s lives. They come back to you when you don’t want to have them in a daydream or nightmare. They usually come with very painful emotions,”said Roger Pitman, a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.“This could relieve a lot of that suffering.”

    But those who are against the research say that changing memories is very dangerous because memories give us our identity(特质). They also help us all avoid the mistakes of past.

    “All of us can think of bad events in our lives that were horrible at the time but make us who we are. I'm not sure we want to wipe those memories out,”said Rebecca Dresser, a medical ethicist.

    32. The passage is mainly about         .

    A. a new medical invention

    B. a new research on the pill

    C. a way of erasing painful memories

    D. an argument about the research on the pill

    33. The drug tested on people can        .

    A. cause the brain to fix memories

    B. stop people remembering bad experiences

    C. prevent body producing certain chemicals

    D. wipe out the emotional effects of memories

    34. We can infer from the passage that       .

    A. people doubt the effects of the pills

    B. the pill will stop people's bad experiences

    C. taking the pill will do harm to people's health

    D. the pill has probably been produced in America

    35. Which of the following does Rebecca Dresser agree with?

    A. Some memories can ruin people's lives.

    B. People want to get rid of bad memories.

    C. Experiencing bad events makes us different from others.

    D. The pill will reduce people's sufferings from bad memories.

    题型:阅读理解  知识点:人生百味类阅读
  • 难度: 使用次数:22 入库时间:2016-12-06
    来源: 天津市第一中学2015-2016学年高二下学期期末考试英语试题 Word版含答案.doc

    When asked about happiness, we usually think of something extraordinary, an absolute delight, which seems to get rarer the older we get.

    For kids, happiness has a magical quality. Their delight at winning a race or getting a new bike is unreserved (毫无掩饰的).

    In the teenage years the concept of happiness changes. Suddenly it’s conditional on such things as excitement, love and popularity. I can still recall the

    excitement of being invited to dance with the most attractive boy at the school party.

    In adulthood the things that bring deep joy---love, marriage, birth---also bring responsibility and the risk of loss. For adults, happiness is complicated.

    My definition of happiness is “the capacity (能力) for enjoyment”. The more

    we can enjoy what we have, the happier we are. It’s easy to overlook the

    pleasure we get form the company of friends, the freedom to live where we please, and even good health.

    I experienced my little moments of pleasure yesterday. First I was overjoyed when I shut the last lunch-box and had the house to myself. Then I spent an uninterrupted morning writing, which I love. When the kids and my husband came

    home, I enjoyed their noise after the quiet of the day.

    Psychologists tell us that to be happy we need a mix of enjoyable leisure time and satisfying work. I don’t think that my grandmother, who raised 14 children, had much of either. She did have a network of close friends and family, and maybe this is what satisfied her.

    We, however, with so many choices and such pressure to succeed in every area, have turned happiness into one more thing we’ve got to have. We’re self- conscious about our “right” to it that it’s making us miserable. So we chase it and equal it with wealth and success, without noticing that the people who have those things aren’t necessarily happier.

    Happiness isn’t about what happens to us---it’s about how we see what happens to us. It’s the skillful way of finding a positive for every negative. It’s not wishing for what we don’t have, but enjoying what we do possess.

    46.    As people grow older, they                   .

    A.   feel it harder to experience happiness

    B.  associate their happiness less with others

    C.   will take fewer risks in pursuing happiness

    D.  tend to believe responsibility means happiness

    47.    What can we learn about the author from Paragraph 5 and 6?

    A.   She cares little about her own health.

    B.  She enjoys the freedom of traveling.

    C.   She is easily pleased by things in daily life.

    D.  She prefers getting pleasure from housework.

    48.    What can be inferred from Paragraph 7?

    A.   Psychologists think satisfying work is key to happiness.

    B.  Psychologists’ opinion is well proved by Grandma’s case.

    C.   Grandma often found time for social gatherings.

    D.  Grandma’s happiness came from modest expectations of life.

    49.    People who equal happiness with wealth and success                            .

    A.   consider pressure something blocking their way

    B.  stress their right to happiness too much

    C.   are at a loss to make correct choices

    D.  are more likely to be happy

    50.    What can be concluded from the passage?

    A.   Happiness lies between the positive and negative.

    B.  Each man is the master of his own fate.

    C.   Success leads to happiness.

    D.  Happy is he who is content.

    题型:阅读理解  知识点:人生百味类阅读
  • 难度: 使用次数:55 入库时间:2016-11-09
    来源: 河北省武邑中学2016-2017学年高二上学期周考(9.11)英语试题 Word版含答案.doc

    Yesterday and Today

    Life in the twenty-first century will be different from life today. Between then and now many changes will take place, but what will the changes be?

    The population is growing fast. There will be many people in world and most of them will live longer than people live now.

    Computers will be much smaller and more useful, and there will be at least one in every home. And computer studies will be one of the important subjects in schools then.

    People will work fewer hours than they do now and they will have more free time for sports, watching TV and travel. Traveling will be much cheaper and easier. And many more people will go to other countries for holidays.

    There will be changes in our food, too. More land will be used for building new towns and houses for all the people. Then there will be less room for cows and sheep, so meat will be more expensive. Maybe no one will eat it every day. Instead they will eat more fruit and vegetable. Maybe people will be healthier.

    Work in the future will be different, too. Dangerous and hard work will be done by robots. Because of this, many people will not have enough work to do. This will be a problem.

    28. In the next century people don’t have to        .

    A. work long hours         B. work fast   

    C. walk on foot            D. eat meat

    29. People may not eat       as much as they do today.

    A. fruit                   B. fish        

    C. meat                  D. rice

    30.  One big problem in the future is that       .

    A .many people don’t have to work

    B. many people will not be able to find work

    C. people won’t have enough food to eat

    D. all the work will be done by robots

    31. In the future         

    A. traveling will be more expensive   

    B. computers will be less important

    C. people will be too busy to do sports.    

    D. computers will be much smaller.

    题型:选择题  知识点:人生百味类阅读
  • 难度: 使用次数:74 入库时间:2016-10-20
    来源: 山西重点中学协作体2017届高三上学期开学考试英语试题 Word版含答案.doc

    I was in a terrible mood. Two of my friends had gone to the movies the night before and hadn’t invited me. I was in my room thinking of ways to make them sorry when my father came in. “Want to go for a ride, today, Beck? It’s a beautiful day.”

    “No! Leave me alone!” Those were the last words I said to him that morning.

           My friends called and invited me to go to the mall with them a few hours later. I forgot to be mad at them and when I came home to find a note on the table. My mother put it where I would be sure to see it. “Dad has had an accident. Please meet us at Highland Park Hospital”.

        When I reached the hospital, my mother came out and told me my father’s injuries were extensive. “Your father told the driver to leave him alone and just call 911, thank God! If he had moved Daddy, there’s no telling what might have happened. A broken rib(肋骨)might have pierced(穿透)a lung...”

    My mother may have said more, but I didn’t hear. I didn’t hear anything except those terrible words: Leave me alone. My dad said them to save himself from being hurt more. How much had I hurt him when I hurled those words at him earlier in the day?

        It was several days later that he was finally able to have a conversation. I held his hand gently, afraid of hurting him.

           “Daddy… I am so sorry…”

    “It’s okay, sweetheart. I’ll be okay. ”

           “No,” I said, “I mean about what I said to you that day. You know, that morning?”

           My father could no more tell a lie than he could fly. He looked at me and said. “Sweetheart, I don’t remember anything about that day, not before, during or after the accident. But I remember kissing you goodnight the night before. ”He managed a weak smile.

        My English teacher once told me that words have immeasurable power. They can hurt or they can heal. And we all have the power to choose our words. I intend to do that very carefully from now on.

    28. The author was in bad mood that morning because _______.

    A. he couldn’t drive to the mall with his friends.

    B. his father had a terrible accident

    C. his father didn’t allow him to go out with his friends                       

    D. his friends hadn’t invited him to the cinema

    29. Why did the author say sorry to his father in the hospital?

    A. Because he was rude to his father that morning.                                            

    B. Because he didn’t get  along with his father.

    C. Because he failed to come earlier after the accident.

    D. Because he couldn’t look after his father in the hospital.

    30. The reason why the author’s father said he forgot everything about that day is that _____

    A. he had a poor memory                               B. he didn’t hear what his son said

    C. he lost his memory after the accident        D. he just wanted to comfort his son

    31.What lesson did Beck learn from the matter?

    A. Don’t hurt others with rude words.             B. Don’t treat your parents badly.        

    C. Don’t move the injured in an accident.         D. Don’t be angry with friends at small things.

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  • 难度: 使用次数:27 入库时间:2016-10-18
    来源: 江西省宜春中学、新余四中2015-2016学年高二下学期5月联考英语试题 Word版含答案

    I was desperately nervous about becoming car-free. But eight months ago our car was hit by a passing vehicle and it was destroyed. No problem, I thought: we’ll buy another. But the insurance payout didn’t even begin to cover the costs of buying a new car—I worked out that, with the loan (贷款) we’d need plus petrol, insurance, parking permits and tax, we would make a payment as much as £600 a month.

    And that’s when I had my fancy idea. Why not just give up having a car at all? I live in London. We have a railway station behind our house, a tube station 10 minutes’ walk away, and a bus stop at the end of the street. A new car club had just opened in our area, and one of its shiny little red Peugeots was parked nearby. If any family in Britain could live without a car, I reasoned, then surely we were that family.

    But my new car-free idea, sadly, wasn’t shared by my family. My teenage daughters were horrified. What would their friends think about our family being “too poor to afford a car”? (I wasn’t that bothered what they thought, and I suggested the girls should take the same approach.)

    My friends, too, were astonished at our plan. What would happen if someone got seriously ill overnight and needed to go to hospital? (an ambulance) How would the children get to and from their many events? (buses and trains) People smiled as though this was another of my mad ideas, before saying they were sure I’d soon realize that a car was a necessity.

    Eight months on, I wonder whether we’ll ever own a car again. The idea that you “have to” own a car, especially if you live in a city, is all in the mind. I live—and many other citizens do too—in a place that has never been better served by public transport, and yet car ownership has never been higher. We worry about rising car costs, but we’d be better off asking something much more basic: do I really need a car? Certainly the answer is no, and I’m a lot richer because I dared to ask the question.

    28. The author decided to live a car-free life partly because ______.

    A. most families chose to go car-free          B. he was hurt in a terrible car accident

    C. the cost of a new car was too much         D. the traffic jam was unbearable for him

    29. What is the attitude of the author’s family toward his plan?

    A. Supportive.      B. Disapproving.        C. Optimistic.      D. Unconcerned.

    30. What did the author suggest his daughters do about their friends’ opinion?

    A. Argue against it.  B. Take their advice.     C. Think it over.    D. Leave it alone.

    31. What conclusion did the author draw after the eight-month car-free life?

       A. Life cannot go without a car.              B. Life without a car is a little bit hard. 

       C. His life gets improved without a car.        D. A car-free life does not suit everyone.      

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  • 难度: 使用次数:27 入库时间:2016-10-16
    来源: 湖南省麓山国际实验学校2016年新高二第一次暑假作业检测英语试题 Word版含答案.doc

    I never thought I would have a life­-changing experience at Wal­Mart.

    Although my thoughts were only on speed, the checkout line I was standing in wasn't moving as quickly as I wanted, and I glanced toward the cashier. There stood a man in his seventies, wearing glasses and a nice smile. I thought, well, he's an old guy! For the next few minutes I watched him. He greeted every customer before scanning the items. Sure, his words were the usual, “How's it going” But he did something different—he actually listened to people. Then he would respond to what they had said and engage them in a brief conversation.

    I thought it was odd. I had grown accustomed to people asking me how I was doing simply out of robotic conversational habit. After a while, you don't give any thought to the question and just mumble something back. I could say, “I just found out I have six months to live” and someone would reply, “Have a great day” But that wasn't the end.

    He gave them the change, walked around the counter, and extended his right hand in an act of friendship. He looked the customers in the eyes. “I surely want to thank you for shopping here today” he told them. “You have a great day. Bye­bye.”

    The looks on the faces of the customers were priceless. There were smiles and some sheepish grins. All had been touched by his simple gesture—and in a place they never expected. They would gather their things and walk out, smiling.

    Of course, he did the same to me and I got to know his name, Marty.

    Who was that guy? It was as if Sam Walton had come back from the dead and invaded this old guy's body. I had never walked away from that shop feeling like that.

    8According to the writer, when common people ask you “How's it going

    Athey don't really care what you may answer.

    Bthey are just practicing their conversation ability.

    Cthey are inquiring about your private information.

    Dthey don't expect to hear any negative answers.

    9What was most customers' reaction to Marty's behaviors?

    AThey thought it priceless.                  BThey were in some way moved.

    CThey thought it awful and odd.             DThey felt somewhat offended.

    10What can we infer about Sam Walton?

    AHe might be Marty's father or grandfather.

    BHe might be friendly and devoted to Wal­Mart.

    CHe might have died while working in the market.

    DHe might have come back from the dead once before.

    11What does the writer intend to express through the text?

    AOur everyday life is always full of surprises.

    BMost customers enjoy being treated this way.

    CBeing different is a good way of doing business.

    DA little positive action can make a big difference.

    题型:阅读理解  知识点:人生百味类阅读
  • 难度: 使用次数:25 入库时间:2016-09-24
    来源: 百校联盟2016年浙江省高考猜题密卷第三模拟英语 Word版含解析.doc

    When my parents were alive, they weren’t well off financially. Yet they helped their two older daughters time after time. My sisters paid Mom and Dad back part of the time, but when Daddy passed away, his cash journal showed debts due from several of his children. I was not among them. I seldom borrowed money and when I did, at the beginning I set a repayment plan and stuck to it. It was a matter of pride for me.

    When you think that I was raised in the same household with my brothers and sisters and had the same parents, it is hard to figure out why I was the only one who couldn’t stand to owe them — or anyone — money. Maybe it’s because I watched my parents struggle to help my older sisters out when they were in financial difficulties themselves. Maybe it’s because of that reason, I was just too proud to depend on anyone else.

    These days, I am the one of those other people turn to for help when they need it. Just as I can’t stand to owe other people, I can’t stand to say no to anyone who presents a credible case of need. So I am what is called an"enabler".

    Being an enabler is an insidious (隐伏的) disorder. It starts simply enough when you help someone with an extraordinary expense created by an unusual event. Then when people find out you will provide aid, they ask you more and more and you — being a nice person — just keep giving. It’s a hard cycle to break and I personally have no clue how to escape.

    I’m not angry. I’m not holding a grudge. I don’t try to tell my children or my sisters how to run their lives because they ask me for money. Yet I would be so proud of all of them if they were to make more of an effort to handle things themselves, perhaps by doing some financial planning — like planning not to spend money they don’t have!

    And I don’t see why they can’t do this. After all, I’m not lassoing them and forcing them to take my money. I’m just not good at saying"no". So I ask you, what can I do when so many people around me have no shame in owing others money?

    On the other hand, I am doing them a greatdisserviceby my"kindness". I remember as a child how my father always said these two things,"If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again,"and"I can’t get stuck in the fence. I’ll try to pull it down."As an enabler, I have prevented my children from learning to keep trying instead of turning to me for help. Yes, they could change their ways and learn to get along on their own, but why would they do that? Who among us would choose to be out of a car because we can’t afford to fix it when Mom will supply the money to get it fixed?

    Yes, I am an enabler; and I am wronging my children by enabling them to be less than self-sufficient. I have known this for a long time but I still can’t say no.

    55The author will feel proud when    .

    A.her children make progress at school

    B.she can help her children or her sisters

    C.she can pay back the money she owed

    D.her children learn to fix a car with her help

    56Why couldn’t the author stand to owe her parents’ money?

    A.She thought it would be embarrassing to seek help from the old.

    B.She wanted to show she was more successful than her sisters.

    C.She didn’t establish a good relationship with her parents.

    D.She couldn’t bear her parents’ difficult state in finance.

    57The underlined word"disservice"is closest in meaning to"    ".

    A.favor                      B.harm                       C.hope                       D.encouragement

    58What prevents the children from changing their ways and getting along on their own?

    A.Their mother’s kind action.

    B.Their financial state.

    C.Their lack of creativity and courage.

    D.Their traditional culture.

    59What should the author do when others seek help from her?

    A.Just refuse them by saying"no".

    B.Try to tell them how to run their lives.

    C.Remind them to pay back her money in time.

    D.Try her best to provide them with necessary help.

    60In which column of a newspaper can we find this passage?

    A.Finance.                  B.Education.               C.Culture.                   D.Life.

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  • 难度: 使用次数:39 入库时间:2016-09-06
    来源: 湖南省岳阳县第一中学2016-2017学年高二上学期第一次月考考试试题 Word版含答案.doc

    When my friend Lesa was diagnosed(诊断) with cancer, another friend and I went to the hospital to spend some time with her. We bought her a small toy and  named him LemonAide. We gave LemonAide to Lesa and told her he was to go with her to all of her treatments to remind her that we were thinking of her and caring about her even though we could not always be with her. When the treatments were completed, she said when someone else needed him she would pass him along.

    A few months latermuch to my surprise, it was me that she passed him to. LemonAide went with me to all of my treatments.

    One day while waiting for my doctor I decided we could market the idea to fight cancer. Lesa thought it was a great idea so we founded the organization that came to be known as LemonAide' s Friends, Inc. We designed our organization to remind people fighting cancer that there are people who love and care about them all the time. Today we have totally 5013 volunteers. The money raised is donated to cancer patients who do not have insurance. The Physicians on our Board of Advisors determine how and where our money is donated.

    LemonAide is for men, women, and children of all ages and to date has been sent to 34 states and 33 countries to provide smiling support for people fighting cancer. When life gave us lemons we made LemonAide, a soft smiling toy that represents love, support, and encouragement.

    24The author went to the hospital with her friend ________

          Ato operate on Lesa            Bto treat her disease

          Cto accompany Lesa            Dto look after LemonAide

    25Lesa was given a small toy because ________

          Ahe represented her organization

          Bhe could help weaken her pain

          Cshe would think of her friends

          Dher friends tried to comfort her

    26It can be inferred that ________

          Athe author had suffered from cancer

          BLemonAide had suffered from cancer

          CLesa had recovered from cancer

          DLemonAide learned to look after the author

    27Lesa and the author formed an organization to ________

          Acure cancer                  Braise money

          Chelp cancer patients           Dhelp their friend

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