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  • 难度: 使用次数:0 入库时间:2017-03-29
    来源: 2017高二英语寒假作业.doc

    In 2012, the Tower of London welcomed two new inhabitants: a pair of ravens(乌鸦) named Jubilee and Grip. Their arrival celebrated the bicentenary(二百周年) of Charles Dickens’s birth. This Grip was the third of the Tower ravens to be named after the novelist’s own pet bird. One of his predecessors(前辈) was resident during World War Two; he and his mate Mabel were the only ravens to survive a bombing attack on the Tower.

    Dickens’s Grip, who had an impressive vocabulary, appears as a character in the author’s fifth novel, Barnaby Rudge. On 28 January 1841, Dickens wrote to his friend George Cattermole: “my notion is to have [Barnaby] always in company with a pet raven, who is immeasurably more knowing than himself. To this end I have been studying my bird, and think I could make a very distinctive character of him.”

    Unfortunately, just a few weeks after Dickens wrote that letter, Grip died, probably as a result of having stolen and eaten paint some months earlier. The bird had developed a strange habit – tearing sections off painted surfaces (including the family's carriage) and even drinking a quantity of white paint out of a tin. Dickens mourned his loss and wrote a humorous letter to his friend, the illustrator Daniel Maclise, about the raven’s death.

    He related how, when Grip began to show signs of sickness, the vet was called and “administered a powerful dose of castor(蓖麻) oil”. Initially this seemed to have a positive effect and the author was thrilled to see Grip restored to his usual personality when he bit the coachman (who was used to the raven and took it in good humor). The following morning, Grip was able to eat “some warm porridge”, but his recovery was short lived.

    As Dickens wrote to Maclise, “On the clock striking twelve he appeared slightly upset, but soon recovered, walking twice or thrice along the coach-house, stopped to bark, exclaimed ‘Hello old girl’ (his favorite expression) and died. He behaved throughout with a decent manner, which cannot be too much admired... The children seem rather glad of it. He bit their ankles. But that was play.”

    32. Which of the following is right about Dickens’s pet Grip?

    A. he liked painting a lot.

    B. he could speak English fluently.

    C. he was quite ill before his death.

    D. he and Mabel survived a bombing attack.

    33. Why did Dickens study his bird Grip?

    A. Because the bird was very strange looking.

    B. Because Dickens liked the bird immeasurably.

    C. Because Barnaby needs a companion who was always with him.

    D. Because Dickens wanted to base one character of his novel on him.

    34. What caused the death of Dickens’s Grip?

    A. His old age.                                    B. His strange diet.

    C. The killing of the coachman.               D. His bad habit of biting people.

    35. Which of the following can be the best title of the passage?

    A. A bird in a novel.                                B. The writer’s bird.

    C. The death of a bird.                           D. Dickens and his bird

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    来源: 2016-2017学年度上学期高一期末考(定稿).doc

      Whether it is Mozart or Miley, your choice of music could determine whether you will perform well at your job. A new study suggests that listening to music in the office improves the speed and accuracy of tasks such as data entry, proof reading and problem solving. In an office-based experiment, 88 percent of participants were found to produce their most accurate work when listening to music.

    The study also found that 81 percent completed their fastest work when music was played. And it matters what type of music you listen to. For instance, if you’ re doing your tax returns, then classical music is the most effective as it improves math skills.

    Listening to Jessie Jor Justin Bieber could also improve your speeds with 58 percent of participants completing data entry tasks faster while listening to pop songs. During proof-reading, dance music, such as David Guetta, had the biggest positive impact with participants increasing their speed by 20 percent compared to tests undertaken with no music at all. Dance music also had a positive effect on spell-checking with a 75 percent pass rate compared to 68 percent when no music was played at all.

    The research, undertaken by Brighton-based Mindlab International, suggests that silent offices may be the least productive. The Music Works experiment showed a positive correlation between music and productivity. Overall, it showed that when listening to music, nine out of ten people performed better, said Dr David Lewis, chairman of Mindlab International.

    63. Whose music can help you do math homework according to the study?

    A. The music of Justin Bieber.                  B. The music of Mozart.

    C. The music of David Guetta.                        D. The music of David Lewis.

    64. Which of the following is NOT mentioned according to the passage?

    A. Music makes you relaxed.                      B. Music helps you to enter data faster.

    C. Music improves math skills.                   D. Music has a positive effect on spell-checking.

    65. The result of the experiment showed that when music was played, ________.

    A. 88% of people worked faster                  B. 81 % of people did their most accurate work

    C. 90% of people worked better                  D. 75% of people completed data entry task faster

    66. What can we conclude from the passage?

    A. Music may be helpless to people in office.

    B. Silent offices can make people work better.

    C. Different kinds of music have the same effect.

    D. Silent offices may make people work least effectively.

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  • 难度: 使用次数:0 入库时间:2017-03-29
    来源: 2016-2017学年度上学期高一期末考(定稿).doc

    LONDON—An 18-year-old author has received a400,000 advance for her first novel, one of the biggest deals for a young author in British publishing history. 

         Helen Oyeyemi, a first-year student at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, is now one of the British outstanding authors.

         Ms Oyeyemi struck a two-book deal with Bloomsbury after the publisher was impressed by her novel The Icarus Girl. The story concerns Jessamy, an eight-year-old girl who, while on a visit to relatives in Nigeria, meets Tilly, a friend whom only she can see. Their relationship is friendly at first but becomes darker as it appears that Tilly is a ghost who wants Jessamy's body for her own.

    In an interview, the Nigerian-born author said she was astonished that her novel would become a hit. "I had to sign the contract(合同) between my exams. It was on the day of my theology A level," she said.

    Ms Oyeyemi, whose father is a teacher and whose mother is training to become a driver for London Underground, began writing at the age of seven.

    "I rewrote Little Women so that Laurie married Jo because I thought that was a better ending."

    She began writing The Icarus Girl last year when she was in the sixth form of Notre Dame School. Her agent (代理), Wade, showed the book to Alexandra Pringle, editor-in-chief at Bloomsbury, who is also Donna Tartt's editor. "The prose sings immediately right from the first page," Ms Pringle said.

    Ms Oyeyemi does not believe that she will become a full-time writer, however. "I don't think that many people can do that these days," she said. "I would quite like to be a literary agent. "

    59.Which of the following statement is true according to the article?

         A. Oyeyemi was trained to be a writer at the age of seven.

         B. Ms Pringle did not think well of Oyeyemi’s novel at first.

          C. Bloomsbury did not decide to publish two books of Oyeyemi.

          D. Oyeyemi did not expect her novel to be successful and popular.

    60. What is the publisher’s reaction to the girl’s novel The Icarus Girl?

    A. He disliked it.                      B. He ignored it. 

    C. He was attracted by it.               D. He was frightened by it.

    61. According to what she has said, Helen would ________.

    A. not keep writing novels                B. work in the library

    C. get into publishing                   D. not devote all her time to writing

    62. This article is probably seen ________.

    A. in the newspaper                     B. on the first page of Helen’s novel

    C. in a magazine about fashion           D. in a magazine for children

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  • 难度: 使用次数:0 入库时间:2017-03-28
    来源: 2016-2017学年第一学期高一级英语科期末考试试卷.doc

    I once had my Chinese MBA students brainstorming on “two-hour business plans”. I separated them into six groups and gave them an example: a restaurant chain (连锁店). The more original their idea, the better, I said. Finally, five of the six groups presented plans for restaurant chains. The sixth proposed a catering (餐饮) service. Though I admitted the time limit had been difficult, I expressed my disappointment.

    My students were middle managers, financial analysts and financiers from state-owned enterprises and global companies. They were not without talent or opinions, but they had been shaped by an educational system (体制) that rarely stressed or rewarded critical thinking or inventiveness. The scene I just described came in different forms during my two years’ teaching at the school. Papers were often copied from the Web and the Harvard Business Review. Case study debates were written up and just memorized. Students often said that copying was a superior business strategy (策略), better than inventing and creating.

    In China, every product you can imagine has been made and sold. But so few well-developed marketing and management minds have been raised that it will be a long time before most people in the world can name a Chinese brand (品牌).

    With this problem in mind, partnerships with institutions like Yale and MIT have been established. And then there’s the “thousand-talent scheme”: this new government program is designed to improve technological modernization by attracting top foreign-trained scientists to the mainland with big money. But there are worries about China’s research environment. It’s hardly known for producing independent thinking and openness, and even big salary offers may not be attractive enough to overcome (克服) this.

    At last, for China, becoming a major world creator is not just about setting up partnerships with top Western universities. Nor is it about gathering a group of well-educated people and telling them to think creatively. It’s about establishing a rich learning environment for young minds. It’s not that simple.

    54. Why does the author feel disappointed at his students?

    A. Because there was one group presenting a catering service.

    B. Because the six groups made plans for restaurant chains.

    C. Because all the students copied a case for the difficult topic.

    D. Because the students’ ideas were short of creativeness.

    55. Theunderlined word “scheme” in the fourth paragraph means        .

    A. period

    B. topic

    C. project

    D. timetable

    56. We can infer from the passage that        .

    A. high pay may not solve the problem of China’s research environment

    B. the new government program aims at encouraging imagination

    C. cooperation with institutions has been set up to make a Chinese brand

    D. China can make and sell any product all over the world

    57. Which is the best title of the passage?

    A. Reward Creative Thinking

    B. How to Become a Creator         

    C. Establish a technical Environment

    D. Look for a New Way of Learning 

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    来源: 2016-2017学年第一学期高一级英语科期末考试试卷.doc

                    A great loss--Shirley Temple dies at 85

    February 12, 2014

    BY DERRIK J. LANG, Associated Press

    Shirley Temple Black, who died on February 10th at age 85, wasn’t just a child star. She was THE child star — the sweet little girl whose shining smile helped illumine some of the darkest days the US has known during the Great Depression.

    It’s hard today to imagine the super star Shirley was once “America’s Little Darling”. She sang and danced her way to the top of the box office in such films as Bright Eyes, Curly Top and Heidi. By 1940, she had appeared in 43 films. Temple teamed with Bill Robison in four movies, and their dance on the stairs in The Little Colon is still a legendary film moment.

    In the 1930s, her name on a movie introduction assured a packed house. She inspired dolls, dresses, dishes — even a drink (alcohol-free, of course).

    US President Franklin D. Roosevelt once famously said that “as long as our country has Shirley Temple, we will be all right.”

    Unlike so many of today’s child stars, Temple didn’t end up with her name appearing across the headlines for bad behaviors. Instead of getting her photos on front pages or struggling with drugs and alcohol, Temple went on to a second career (生涯) in diplomacy (外交), including presidential appointments as ambassador to Ghana.

    She surprised a lot of people who doubted her with her grace, knowledge and eagerness to serve. In fact, her career in public service (20 years) was longer than her career in movies (19 years). The role she valued most, however, was as wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

    The world has lost a treasured Hollywood legend. But her movies will allow that little dynamic figure to continue charming audiences for a very long time.

    51. The word “illumine” in Paragraph l means         .

    A. shorten

    B. widen

    C. brighten

    D. sweeten

    52. What part did she regard as the most important in her life?

    A. A top movie star.

    B. Her family role.

    C. Her diplomacy career.

    D. A businesswoman.

    53. Where does this passage possibly come from?

    A. A film.

    B. A newspaper.

    C. A magazine.

    D. A poster.

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    来源: 山东省曲阜师范大学附属中学2017届高三上学期期末考试英语试题 Word版含答案.doc

    If you’re ever reading a book or watching a movie and get the clear feeling that you’ve come across the story before-or even better, can predict exactly what’s going to happen next---there could be a good reason for that.

    Researchers from the Computational Story Laboratory at the University of Vermont studied the complete text of some 1,737 fiction works available on Project Gutenberg, an online collection of more than 50,000 digital books in the public area. They discovered that English literature consist of just six kinds of emotional arcs(情感弧线)that make up nearly all of the most well-known stories. By analyzing the sentiment(情感)of language used in these texts, the researchers were able to show the emotional ups and downs for the stories as a whole. They discovered that negative words like “poverty”, “dead”, and “punishment” dragged the emotion down, while positive terms like “love”, “peace”, and “friend” brought it up.

    According to the researchers, those six core emotional arcs are:

    “Rags to riches” (An ongoing emotional rise)

    “Tragedy, or riches to rags” (An ongoing emotional fall0

    “Man in a hole” (a fall followed by a rise)

    “Icarus” (A rise followed by a fall)

    “Cinderella” (Rise-fall-rise)

    “Oedipus” (Fall-rise-fall)

    Interestingly, based on download statistics from Project Gutenberg, the researchers say the most popular stories are ones that use more complex emotional arcs, with the Cinderella and Oedipus arcs registering the most downloads. Also popular are works that combine these core arcs together in new ways within one story, such as two “Man in a hole” arcs stuck together, or the “Cinderella” are coupled with a tragic ending.

    28. Readers often feel familiar when reading a new story because stories have similar_______.

       A. beginnings          B. endings        C. characters        D. emotional arcs

    29. How did researchers carry out their study?

       A. By conducting surveys among readers

       B. By reading books borrowed from libraries

       C. By analyzing works from an online collection

       D. By interviewing authors of the well-known stories

    30. Which set of words may drag emotion down?

       A. Hope, fortune and riches        B. Disease, murder and war

       C. Smile, health and beauty        D. Cold, earthquake and spring

    31. According to the last paragraph, which kind of works are most popular among readers?

       A. Works with an ongoing emotional rise

       B. Works with an ongoing emotional fall

       C. Works with a rise followed by a fall

       D. Works with more than one rise and fall

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    来源: 浙江省舟山中学2016年5月高考仿真模拟英语试题 Word版含解析.doc

    October 151970was declared International W hite Cane Safety Day IWCSD for the first time by the President of the International Federation of the Blind IFB).This date was adopted at the first convention of the IFBheld in Colombo on October 41969The object of  the exercise is to enable the general public to have a better understanding of blindness and visual handicapand to make people more aware of the white cane as a mobility aid

    Peguilly d'Herbemont was born on 25th June 1888into an old French noble family of the same nameIn her youth she led the conventional and protected existencelack of great activityof a girl from a"good family"an existence reminding of the life of the aristocracy(贵族) before the French RevolutionShe never visited a public schoolbut was educated by German and English governesses and nunsHer movements were restricted and were mainly confined to the family positions in Paris and Belgiumbut she spent most of her time at the castle of Charmois not far from Verdun

    In the process of helping individual blind people across the roadPeguilly d'Herbemont was made aware by narrow scrapes(刮擦) which almost led to accidentsof the dangerous situation of the visually impaired brought about by the steadily increasing traffic on the roadsShe first spoke about measures to protect the blind against street hazards to her mother in 1930but she was of the opinion that it was unfit for a lady of good society to create a public outcry and advised her to stick to the transcription of booksa popular pastime of ladies of rank at the time

    But the idea did not leave herThe urgent wish to encourage the integration(成为一体) of the blind into society by providing them with a means of moving about more freely without endangering othersand at the same time attracting the attention of passersby ready to offer assistancecaused her to take the unusual step of writing to the editor of the Paris dailyEcho de Paris in which she suggested issuing the blind of the Paris region with white sticks similar to those used by the traffic police

    The editor took up the ideapublished it in November 1930and saw to it that the relevant authorities acted with atypical speedThus it was that the white cane received official backingand on 7th February 1931

    41The underlined words"the exercise"here refer to    

    Athe founding of the IFB       

    Bthe declaration of IWCSD

    Cthe convention of the IFB    

    Dthe first convention of the IFB

    42Which of the following is true about Peguilly d'Herbemont     

    AShe led a typical aristocrat life when she was young

    BThough she could travel around Europeshe spent most time at Charmois

    CShe was taught German and English at a public school

    DShe worried about possible street hazards for the blindwitnessing many traffic accidents

    43     gave her the white cane idea

    AHer concern about the dangerous situation for the blind caused by the increasing traffic

    BThe accident she had when helping blind people across the road

    CThe scrapes she got when crossing the road

    DHer urgent wish to integrate into society together with the blind

    44According to the passagewhich of the following statements is NOT true    

    APeguilly d'Herbemont's mother didn't want her to draw the public's attention

    BIt was common for people to write to newspapers to voice their opinion at the time

    CPeguilly's strong desire to help the blind made her not a lookeron but an advocate

    DThe editor contributed a lot to the declaration of International White Cane Safety Day

    45This passage mainly wants to tell us    

    APeguilly d'Herbemont's achievements

    Bhow to care for the blind

    Cthe function of the white cane

    Dhow International White Cane Safety Day came into being

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    来源: 浙江省浙江大学附属中学2016届高三全真模拟英语试题 Word版含解析.doc

    One of the main challenges facing many countries is how to maintain their identity in the face of globalization and the growing multilanguage trend"One of the main reasons for economic failure in many African countries is the fact thatwith a few important exceptionsmothertongue education is not practiced in any of the independent African states"said Neville AlexanderDirector of the Project for the Study of Alternative Education in South Africa at the University of Cape Town

    In response to the spread of English and the increased multilanguage trends arising from immigrationmany countries have introduced language laws in the last decadeIn somethe use of languages other than the national language is banned in public spaces such as advertising postersOne of the first such legal provisions was the 1994"Toubon law"in Franceand the idea has been copied in many countries since thenSuch efforts to govern language use are often considered as futile by language expertswho are well aware of the difficulty in controlling fashions in speech and know from research that language switching among bilinguals is a natural process

    It is especially difficult for native speakers of English to understand the desire to maintain the"purity"of a language by lawSince the time of ShakespeareEnglish has continually absorbed foreign words into its own languageEnglish is one of the most mixed and rapidly changing languages in the worldbut that has not been a barrier to acquiring superiority and powerAnother reason for the failure of many native English speakers to understand the role of the state regulation is that it has never been the AngloSaxon way of doing thingsEnglish has never had a statecontrolled authority for the languagesimilarfor exampleto the Academic Francaise in France

    The need to protect national languages isfor most western Europeansa recent phenomenonespecially the need to ensure that English does not unnecessarily take over too many fieldsPublic communicationeducation and new ways of communication promoted by technologymay be key fields to defend

    41Neville Alexander believes that     

    Amothertongue education is not practiced in all African countries

    Bglobalization has resulted in the economic failure of Africa

    Cglobalization has led to the rise of multilanguage trend

    Dlack of mothertongue education can lead to economic failure

    42The underlined word"futile"in paragraph 2most probably means"     "

    Aworkable       Bpractical        Cuseless        Dunnecessary

    43Why do many Englishspeaking countries not support the language protection efforts described in the passage    

    AThey have a long history of taking words from other languages

    BThey want their language to spread to other countries

    CThey think language protection laws are ineffective

    DIt reduces a language's ability to acquire international importance

    44What can we infer from the last paragraph    

    AEnglish has taken over fields like public communication and education

    BMany aspects of national culture are threatened by the spread of English

    CMost language experts believe it is important to promote a national language

    DEuropeans have long realized the need to protect a national language

    45The best title for the passage is    

    AFighting against the rule of English

    BProtecting local languages and identities

    CGlobalization and multilanguage trend

    DTo maintain the purity of language by law

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    来源: 浙江省杭州第二中学2016届高三5月高考仿真模拟考试英语试题 Word版含解析.doc

    Much time and effort has been dedicated to researching the mental health benefits of flexible work environmentsbut can the ability to leave work early to watch your son's soccer gameor arrive at the office a bit later in the morning in order to see to some personal affairshave broader physical health benefits beyond making you feel a bit less exhausted

    According to new research published in the Cochrane Library's Cochrane database of Systematic Reviewsit seems soIn a review of 10previous studies examining the health implications of flexible work conditions for more than 16000peopleresearchers found that flexible work schedules﹣﹣﹣when employees can shift their starting timesfor example﹣﹣﹣were associated with improvements in blood pressuresleep and overall mental healthSpecificallythe review showed that more flexibility in work schedules was associated with improvements in alertnesssleep qualitytirednessheart rate and other primary health outcomesas well as benefits to secondary health outcomessuch as sensed social support in the workplace and sense of communityAndperhaps unsurprisinglyin all of the studies included in the reviewresearchers found no evidence for negative effects of more flexible work schedules

    This primary analysis was intended to shed light on the potential health benefits of flexible work optionswhich are increasingly popular throughout Scandinaviaand have recently gained some ground in the UKIn the US.,the phenomenon is a bit slower to catch on﹣﹣﹣fewer than a third of USemployees have flexible work optionsaccording to estimates from the AARPYetthe economic recession(衰退) of recent years may have contributed to growth in workplace flexibility﹣﹣﹣as companies unable to reward employees with bonuses or raises may turn to other forms of compensation(补偿).Reuters reported early last year

    Previous research tooof coursehas indicated the benefits of flexible work environments toward positive mental health outcomesAnd while these latest findings are promisingthe researchers stress that more study is vital to understanding the subtle relationship between flexible work and improved health outcomesFor exampleemployees who are most frequently granted workplace leeway(时间等的充裕) are generally higherrankingand as such are likely of higher socioeconomic statuswhich could impact their overall health apart from work schedulingTo truly grasp the benefits of flexible working conditionsthe researchers sayadditional study analyzing health outcomes among a wider range of workers﹣﹣﹣from highranking executives to hourly employees﹣﹣﹣is critical to gaining a deeper understanding of the issueand helping to shape future workplace policy

    50Which of the following can best summarize the passage    

    AThe reason why more and more countries adopt flexible work options

    BThe possibility of carrying out flexible work schedules worldwide

    CWhy flexible work options benefits workers in mind

    DWhether flexible work conditions make healthier workers

    51Which opinion may the research of Cochrane Library's Cochrane database of Systematic Reviews support    

    AFlexibility in work schedules may have some passive effects

    BFlexibility in work schedules has nothing to do with health

    CFlexible work can benefit people mentally and physically

    DFlexible work can greatly improve employees'work efficiency

    52According to what Reuters reported early last yearwhat result has recent years'economy recession brought    

    AIt has caused the severe decline of employee's salary

    BIt may have led to the growth of workplace flexibility

    CIt may have resulted in many companies'failure

    DIt made companies shorten their employee's working hours

    53What role does the additional study analyzing different kinds of employees'health outcomes play    

    AIt can help form the future policy of workplace

    BIt is good for spreading the flexible work schedules

    CIt makes more common workers gain workplace freedom

    DIt assists people to better understand flexible work

    54What is the author's attitude towards flexible working schedules    

    ASupporting

    BCritical

    CObjective

    DSubjective

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    来源: 浙江省杭州第二中学2016届高三5月高考仿真模拟考试英语试题 Word版含解析.doc

    Since the beginning of the Internet era it has been pretty widely accepted that when you join an online servicewhatever data you put into it belongs to youThat's the way things wereuntil Facebook came alongFacebook took a different approachUntil recentlyeverything you put into Facebookphotosmessageswall postsyour profile infoandmost significantyour address bookcould not be exported anywhereIn effectyou didn't own your dataFacebook did

    In October it relaxed things a bit with a policy that lets you export most of your stuffwith one glaring exceptionthe email addresses of the people on your contact listAll you get is a list of namesFacebook says it can't let you take your friends'email addresses because that information doesn't belong to you it belongs to your friendsOf course this is rubbishThe reality is that Facebook wants to make it difficultif not impossiblefor you to leave

    Now that policy has sparked a fight between Google and FacebookGoogle is steamed because its users canand often doexport their Gmail contact information into FacebookBut those people can't bring Facebook info back into Gmail

    Earlier this month Google declared it would block exports of its data to services that don't reciprocate meaning guess whoIn a countermoveFacebook hacked around Google's roadblock so its users could keep pulling data from Google

    Google said it was"disappointed"with Facebook's behaviorIt also created a warning screen to tell Gmail users that if they export their information to Facebook they won't get it back

    Both companies declined to comment on the record for this storyBut what's really going on is that they're at warGoogle views Facebook as a threat to its business and has been trying to launch a socialnetworking service to compete with itFacebook has rounded up 500million people and intends to generate billions of dollars in revenue(收益) by gathering data about them and selling it to advertisers

    Facebook's position with rival tech companies boils down to thisif you want access to all the information we've collectedstrike a deal with usMicrosoft and Yahoo have done thatand nowlike magicthey can export Facebook contact info into their systemswhile Google still can't

    Remember the early days of the Netwhen everything was going to be open and freeand we were all going to share information in a technoutopiaThat was great until people realized that their user data could be turned into goldNow there are billions at stakeand nobody is playing nice anymore

    41Before Facebook appearedpeople generally believed that    

    Athey can join any online service at their own will

    Btheir online information belongs to online service providers

    Cthey own all the data they put into online services

    Dtheir online service providers should keep their online info secret

    42What does the author think of Facebook preventing its users exporting their email address to other online  services    

    AIt can ensure the safety of its users'information

    BIt has quite reasonable explanation

    CIt is one example often seen in online services

    DIt makes leaving Facebook hard for its users

    43What's the meaning of the underlined word in paragraph 4    

    Areturn the favour     

    Bupdate in time     

    Cexpand widely    

    Dguarantee their rights

    44What action did Google take to deal with the threat from Facebook    

    AIt united Microsoft and Yahoo to fight against what Facebook did

    BIt planned to create a socialnetworking service to fight Facebook

    CIt warned its users of danger of giving away information on Facebook

    DIt created a program preventing Facebook's hackers browsing its site

    45What does the author say about the Net in its early days    

    AThe data on it was the tool for people to make profit

    BIt didn't allow people to share the information on it

    CIt made people in danger of revealing their privacy on line

    DAll the information it provided was accessible and free of charge

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    来源: 四川省雅安中学2016年高考英语模拟试卷(一) Word版含解析.doc

    Time for Kids TFK gets the great news on the coolest toys for 2014at the 111th American International Toy Fair

    What's four days longbigger than seven football fieldsand filled with thousands of toysIt's Toy Fair 2014!

    Each yearhundreds of toy companies from across the country come together in New York CityAll kinds of products are shown as a way to know what's to come in the new yearThis year's trends (款式) include oversize toys"In 2014everything is really big and really out there"says Adrienne Appella toytrends expert

    Toy Fair is the largest toy trade show in the Western Hemisphere (西半球).Toystore buyers go to the event to decide which toys they may want to sell during the holiday seasonMembers of the medialike TFKgo to the fair to report back on all the cool trendsUnfortunatelyToy Fair is not open to the public

    This year's Toy Fair was the biggest in its 111year historyMore than 1000toy companies showed products from simple card games to hightech robots"Larger Than Life"was a Toy Fair favoriteThis trend is all about big toys with a big play value

    Though it is all fun and games at Toy Fairwe saw lots of products making a push towards educationwith STEAMThat stands for sciencetechnologyengineeringartand mathThis trend includes word gamesAnd of coursewe saw some super coolhightech games"Technology is always going to influence toys"says Appell"This year we saw lots of 3D gamesand robots"

    To know more information about the eventclick (点击) here to watch the video

    32What can we infer from Toy Fair 2014    

    AToys are becoming more educational than fun

    BRobots are great favorites of buyers

    CBig toys will be popular this year

    DSimple card games will disappear on the market

    33What's special about Toy Fair 2014    

    AIt is the largest

    BIt is the longest

    CIt sells all of its toys

    DIt's held in New York City

    34What's the best title for the text    

    AKids love toys            

    BToystores in New York City

    CTechnology changes toys       

    DTime for toys

    35The text is taken from a    

    Awebsite              Bnewspaper        Cmagazine          DTextbook

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    来源: 四川省雅安中学2016年高考英语模拟试卷(一) Word版含解析.doc

    New Yorkers and visitors to the Big Apple will get to ring in the Lunar New Yearalso known as Chinese New Year in the US.,in style with a fireworks display on the Hudson River set to music written by Academy Awardwinning composer Tan Dun

    The display is part of the second annual"Happy Chinese New YearFantastic Art China"festival held in New York on February 5102016The China Central Academy of Fine Arts CAFA),the US.﹣China Cultural Institute and the Cultural Associate of the Committee of 100announced this year's events on November 18at a press conference at the Lincoln Center

    The"Fantastic Art China"festival will feature a larger and more diverse series of artistic and cultural events across New York's top cultural venues (地点) and landmarksincluding the Lincoln CenterEmpire State Building and Jacob KJavits Convention Center

    This year's theme focuses on exploring the complicated relationship between sound and imagesaid Professor Yu Ding from CAFAwho is also president of Fantastic Art China and in charge of the festival's designLunar New Yearwhich celebrates the"Year of the Monkey"in 2016is an opportunity to bring China's modern art to mainstream Americaand the festival serves as  an innovative approach to establishing cultural exchange between China and New York CityYu said

    UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Tan Dun's music is a new edition that will be featured  at several venuesincluding a major art exhibition at the Javits Centerevents at the Lincoln Center and the fireworks display on the Hudsonwhich will take place on the evening of February 6Five barges (游艇) on the river will launch the fireworks designed by CAFA that will tell a story about celebration and conservation

    "We Chinese are fond of natureso the best way to celebrate the Lunar New Year is to salute with the sounds of naturesuch as sounds of waterstone and bamboo"said Tan Dun at the press conference"And it will be fun to use the music of water during the firework display"

    In addition to the fireworksa special lighting show at the Empire State Building will illuminate New York City during the holiday

    Chinese New Year is being recognized as a public school holiday for the first time in New YorkChildren from the National Dance Institutewhich represents 75schoolswill perform traditional Chinese dances at the Lincoln Center and the Javits CenterAndin celebration of the"Year of the Monkey"events will feature a conservation message about the endangered golden monkey in China

    28The theme of this year's celebration is centered on    

    Adiversity of Chinese traditional festivals

    Brelationship between sound and image of nature

    Cendangered species and environment protection

    Dcultural exchange between China and America

    29The coming"Year of the Monkey"is to be celebrated in New York by    

    Asailing on the Hudson River along with a newyear speech

    Bholding a special concert at the Empire State Building

    Csetting off fireworks and holding a special lighting show

    Dtaking a week off and organizing Chinese dance contests

    30What does the underlined word"illuminate"in Para.7most probably mean   

    ALighten  BSurround  CDecorate  DBroaden

    31This passage is written mainly in order to     

    Acompare some traditional festivals in China and America

    Battract visitors to America for the coming newyear celebration

    Cstrengthen the cultural cooperation between China and America

    Dreport celebration activities for the"Year of the Monkey"in New York

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    来源: 四川省雅安中学2016年高考英语模拟试卷(一) Word版含解析.doc

    Men are spending more and more time in the kitchen encouraged by celebrity (名人) chefs like Gordon Ramsay and Jamie Oliveraccording to a report from Oxford University

    The effect of the celebrity role modelswho have given cooking a more manly picturehas combined with a more general drive towards sexual equality and men now spend more than twice the amount of time preparing meals than they did in 1961

    According to the research by ProfJonatahn Gershunywho runs the Centre for Time Research at Oxfordmen now spend more than half an hour a day cookingup from just 12minutes a day in 1961

    ProfGershuny said"The man in the kitchen is part of a much wider social trendThere has been 40years of sexual equalitybut there is another 40years probably to come"

    Womenwho a generation ago spent nearly two hours a day cookingnow spend just one hour and seven minutesa great fallbut they still spend far more time in the kitchen than men

    Some experts have named these men in aprons as"Gastrosexuals men using cooking skills to impress friends"who have been inspired to pick up a kitchen knife by the success of RamsayOliver as well as other male celebrity chefs such as Hugh FearnleyWhittingstallMarco Pierre White and Keith Floyd

    "I was married in 1974When my father came to visit me a few weeks laterI was wearing an apron when I opened the doorHe laughed"said ProfGershuny"That would never happen now"

    Twothirds of adults say that they come together to share at least three times a weekeven if it is not necessarily around a kitchen or dining room tableProfGershuny pointed out that the family meal was now rarely eaten by all of its members around a tablewith many"family meals"in fact taken on the sofa in the sitting roomand shared by family members"The family meal has changed a lotand few of us eatas I did when I was a childat least two meals a day together as a familyBut it has survived in a different format"

    24What is one reason behind the trend that men spend more time cooking than before    

    AThe improvement of cooks'status

    BThe influence of popular female chefs

    CThe change of female's view on cooking

    DThe development of sexual equality campaign

    25What does the author think about the time men and women spend on cooking    

    AMen spend more time cooking than women nowadays

    BWomen spend much less time on cooking than before

    CIt will take 40years before men spend more time at the stove than women

    DThere is a sharp decline in the time men spend on cooking compared with 1961

    26How did ProfGershuny see the family meal according to the passage    

    AIt has become a thing of the past

    BIt is very different from what it used to be

    CIt shouldn't be advocated in modern times

    DIt is beneficial to the stability of the family

    27Which is the best title for the passage    

    AThe Changes of Family Meals           BEquality between Men and Women

    CCooking into a New Trend for Men      DCookinga Thing of the Past for Women

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    来源: 四川省雅安中学2016年高考英语模拟试卷(一) Word版含解析.doc

    ChristmasEaster and Birthday parties can be difficult times for grandmothers and parents as they rush around trying to arrange the perfect celebration or making everyone as happy as possible!What's better than a birthday party that makes your grandchild smile throughout or a celebration that impresses relatives and close friends

    That is why Granny Look has supplied in this sectionone of the most comprehensive guides to making these special occasions that happen perhaps once a year a real success

    From a selection of Advent Calendars to party planning or Christmasstocking fillers we have all the possibilities covered so that your children and grandchildren will really have a memorable time with attractive gifts and original ideas

    Bring that festive spirit to all those traditional daysand ensure you are always ready for any possibilityGranny Look's extensive links are bound to make every special occasion an entirely different experience from the year before and allow everyone to feel entertained and content

    CHRISTMASSTOCKING  FILLERS

    LOOK no further!!Granny Look helps the family to prepare in time for FATHER CHRISTMASGive SANTA CLAUS some ideasHe can fill all the children's Christmasstockings with goodies!Unique Christmas gifts for childrenstocking fillers

    A Granny Look favorite!

    ADVENT  CALENDARS

    All children love the buildup to CHRISTMAS!What is better than choosing one of Granny Look's selection of Advent Calendars!Here you will find a list of websites to buy traditional or fun Advent Calendars for children at Christmas time

    A Granny Look favorite!

    BIRTHDAYS

    LOOKING for a SPECIAL BIRTHDAY GIFTExplore Granny Look's selection of PRESENTSPARTY PLANNINGPARTY TOYS and PARTY GAMES for your Children and Grandchildren's BIRTHDAYS

    Plan and organize the KIDDIE'S PARTIES ahead of time!!

    Don't forget the PERSONALISED INVITATIONS!

    CHRISTMAS

    LOOK and BOOK now!!Granny Look's selection of CHRISTMAS GIFTS for children

    Some guides to"What's on in your area"…for the kidsPANTOSSHOWSTHEATRES…at Christmas time!

    UNIQUE Christmas gifts for ChildrenSpend QUALITY TIME with your Children's Children this FESTIVE SEASON!

    21From the textwe know that"Granny Look"is    

    Aa person who guides you to make your yearly celebration a real success

    Ba magazine that helps the family to prepare for special occasions

    Ca company that sells all sorts of products on the Internet

    Da website that helps you to prepare for special occasions

    22The purpose of the text is    

    Ato make children have a memorable holiday       

    Bto show you how to shop on the Internet

    Cto give you some information about Granny Look   

    Dto introduce some goods

    23You will fail to find any information at Christmas when you need    

    AChristmas cards 

    Bfun Advent Calendars   

    CChristmas gifts

    Dtickets for atheatres

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    来源: 陕西省延安市黄陵中学2015-2016学年高一下学期期末英语试卷 Word版含解析.doc

    Tshirts out uniforms(制服) in

    School uniforms are becoming more and more popular across the USAThat's no surprisebecause they offer many benefitsThey immediately end the powerful social sorting and labeling (标记) that come from clothingIf all students are dressed in the same waythey will not pay too much attention to their clothingand some of them will not be laughed at for wearing the"wrong"clothes

    Some people are against the strict rule of school uniformsbut they do not realize that students already accept a kind of rulewanting to look just like their friendsThe difference is that the clothing students choose for themselves creates social barriers(障碍); school uniforms tear those barriers down

    As in other placesuniforms remind the wearers of their purposes and dutiesFor examplewhen a man or woman puts on a police uniformhe or she becomesfor a timethe symbol (象征) of law and orderThe uniform means to the wearer his or her special duties and sends the same message to everyone the wearer meetsPeople with different jobs wear uniforms of one kind or anotherFor studentsthe school uniform reminds them that their task for the six or seven hours they are in school is to get an education

    Some parents are unhappy about uniformssaying that school uniforms will affect their children's"creativity"Firstas noted abovethe clothes students choose to wear do not necessarily express their individuality (个性).They just copy their classmatesSecondstudents have the rest of the day to be as creative as they likeWhile they're in schooltheir job is to master readingwritingand mathsthis should take up all the creativity they haveMastery of those skills will be good for the students to build up their creativity in every way

    33In Paragraph 1the word"benefits"probably means    

    Atasks

    Bmessages

    Cdifferences

    Dadvantages

    34Some people are against school uniforms because    

    Athey fail to realize that students have accepted the uniforms

    Bthey believe that uniforms will make students less creative

    Cthey don't agree that uniforms can remove social barriers

    Dthey think that school uniforms are too popular

    35The author would probably agree that    

    Ait makes no difference whether to wear school uniforms or not

    Bstudents'individuality may not come from school education

    Cstudents'creativity is related to the clothes they choose

    Dschool uniforms help to create equality among students

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    来源: 黑龙江省哈尔滨三十二中2015-2016学年高一下学期期末英语试卷 Word版含解析.doc

    Linda Evans was my best friendlike the sister I never hadWe did everything togetherpiano lessonsmoviesswimminghorseback ridingWhen I was 13my family moved awayLinda and I kept in touch through lettersand we saw each other on special timelike my wedding (婚礼) and Linda'sSoon we were busy with children and moving to new homesand we wrote less oftenOne day a card that I sent came backstamped"Address (地址) Unknown"I had no idea how to find Linda

    Over the yearsI missed Linda very muchI wanted to share (分享) happiness of my children and then grandchildrenAnd I needed to share my sadness when my brother and then mother diedThere was an empty place in my heart that only a friend like Linda could fillOne day I was reading a newspaper when I noticed a photo of a young woman who looked very much like Linda and whose last name was WagmanLinda's married name"There must be thousands of Wagmans"I thoughtbut J still wrote to herShe called as soon as she got my letter"Mrs Tobin!"she said excitedly"Linda Evans Wagman is my mother"Minutes later I heard a voice that I knew very mucheven after 40yearslaughed and cried and caught up on each other's lives

    Now the empty place in my heart is filledAnd there's one thing that Linda and I know for sureWe won't lose each other again!

    6The writer went to piano lessons with Linda Evans    

    Aat the age of 13                     

    Bbefore she got married

    Cafter they moved to new homes        

    Dbefore the writer's family moved away

    7They didn't often write to each other because they    

    Agot married                  

    Bhad little time to do so

    Cdidn't like writing letters      

    Dcould see each other on special time

    8There was an empty place in the writer's heart because she    

    Awas in trouble               

    Bdidn't know Linda's address

    Creceived the card that she sent

    Ddidn't have a friend like Linda to share her happiness or sadness

    9The writer was happy when she    

    Aread the newspaper           

    Bheard Linda's voice on the phone

    Cmet a young woman who looked a lot like Linda

    Dwrote to the woman whose last name was Wagman 4

    10They haven't kept in touch    

    Afor about 40years        

    Bfor about 27years

    Csince they got married     

    Dsince the writer's family moved away

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    来源: 河北省衡水中学2017届高三上学期期中考试英语试题 Word版含解析.doc

    I first came across the concept of pay-what-you-can cafes last summer in Boone, N.C., where I ate at F.A.R.M (Feed All Regardless of Means) Café. You can volunteer to earn your meal, pay the suggested price($10) or less, or you can overpay—paying it forward for a future customer’s meal. My only regret after eating there was not having a chance to give my time. So as soon as Healthy World Café opened in York in April, I signed up for a volunteer shift(轮班).

    F.A.R.M and Healthy World are part of a growing trend of community cafés. In 2003, Denise Cerreta opened the first in Salt Lake City. Cerreta now runs the One World Everybody Eats Foundation, helping others copy her pay-what-you can model.

    “I think the community café is truly a hand up, not a handout,” Cerreta said. She acknowledged that soup kitchens(施粥所) have a place in society, but people typically don’t feel good about going there.

    “One of the values of the community café is that we have another approach,” she said. “Everyone eats here, no one needs to know whether you volunteered, overpaid or underpaid.”

    The successful cafés not only address hunger and food insecurity but also become necessary parts of their neighborhood – whether it’s a place to learn skills or hear live music. Some teach cooking to seniors; some offer free used books. Eating or working there is a reminder that we are all in this world together.

    My 10 am---1pm shift at World-Healthy-Café began with the café manager – one of the two paid staff members. Our volunteer crew wasn’t the most orderly, but we managed to prepare and serve meals with a lot of laughs in between. At the end of my shift, I ordered my earned meal at the counter, together with other volunteers. After lunch, I walked out the door, with a handful of new friends, music in my head and a satisfied belly and heart.

    29. What did the author do at F.A.R.M Café last summer?

    A. She enjoyed a meal.                          B. She ate free of charge.

    C. She overpaid for the food.                       D. She worked as a volunteer.  

    30. What is the advantage of community cafés compared with soup kitchens?

    A. People can have free food.            B. People can maintain their dignity.

    C. People can stay as long as they like.        D. People can find their places in society.

    31. Why are community cafés becoming popular in the neighborhoods?

    A. They bring people true friendships.      B. They help to bring people together.

    C. They create a lot of job opportunities.      D. They support local economic development.

    32. How did the author feel about working at Healthy World Café?

    A. It paid well.            B. It changed her.      C. It was beneficial.           D. It was easy for her.

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    来源: 河北省衡水中学2017届高三上学期期中考试英语试题 Word版含解析.doc

    It is good to get in touch with your inner child from time to timeand obviously some people are willing to pay big money for the chance to do so in a proper environmentA Brooklyn-based adult preschool is charging customers between $333 and $999 for the chance to act like a kid again

    At Preschool Mastermind in New York adults get to participate in show—and—tellarts—and—crafts such as finger paintgames like musical chairs and even take napsThe month-long course also has class picture day where the adults are expected to have a field trip and a parent day

    30-year-old Michelle Joni Lapidosthe brain behind the adult preschoolstudied childhood education and has always wanted to be a preschool teacherShe’s always on the lookout for new ways to get people in touch with the freedom of childhoodA friend encouraged her to start the mastermind course instead

    According to Candiceher blogger friendPreschool Mastermind gives adults a chance to relearn and master the things that they failed to understand as children“I realized all the significances of what we learn in preschool”said founder Michelle Joni“People come here and get in touch with their inner childIt’s magicalWe are bringing ourselves back to another placeanother time with ourselves when we are more believing in ourselvesmore confident and ready to take on the world.”

    “One person’s here because they want to learn not to be so serious”Michelle said“Another's here to learn to be more confident.” She explained that most of the classes were plannedHoweverJoni added that while the planned activities were funit was often the spontaneous(自发的)moments that attracted students“It’s the things you don’t plan forthe sharing between friends and learning from each other.’’

    21What is the purpose of Preschool Mastermind?

    ATo give adults a chance to return to childhood

    BTo help parents understand their children better

    CTo provide practical training courses for teachers

    DTo introduce some ways of playing with children

    22What is mainly discussed about Preschool Mastermind in Paragraph 2 ?

    AIts customers    BIts activities    CIts environmentDIts schedule.

    23According to Candicepeople come to this program to________.

    Aenjoy freedom of thinking        Brealize their childhood dreams

    Cdiscover their inner abilities          Dfigure out childhood puzzles

    24What do we know about Michelle Joni?

    AShe used to be a preschool teacher    BShe likes to make plans in advance

    CShe founded Preschool Mastermind   DShe gained confidence by sharing

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    来源: 贵州省遵义航天高级中学2016年高考英语模拟试卷(5月份) Word版含解析.doc

    After spending a year in Brazil on a student exchange programher mother recalledMarie Colvin returned home to find that her classmates had narrowed down their college choices"Everyone else was already admitted to college"her motherRosemarie Colvinsaid from the family home"So she took our car and drove up to Yale and saidYou have to let me in'"

    "Impressed﹣﹣she was a National Merit (全国英才) finalist who had picked up Portuguese in Brazil﹣﹣Yale didadmitting her to the class of 1978where she started writing for the Yale Daily News and decided to be a journalist"her mother said

    On WednesdayMarie Colvin56an experienced journalist for The Sunday Times of Londonwas killed as Syrian forces shelled(炮击) the city of HomsShe was working in a temporary media center that was destroyed in the attack

    "She was supposed to leave Syria on Wednesday"MrsColvin said"Her editor told me he called her yesterday and said it was getting too dangerous and they wanted to take her outShe said she was doing a story and she wanted to finish it"

    MrsColvin said it was pointless to try to prevent her daughter from going to conflict zones"If you knew my daughter"she said"it would have been such a waste of wordsShe was determinedshe was enthusiastic about what she didit was her lifeThere was no saying‘Don't do this'This is who she wasabsolutely who she was and what she believed incover the storynot just have pictures of itbut bring it to life in the deepest way you could""So it was not a surprise when she took an interest in journalism"her mother said

    1From the underlined sentence in Paragraph 1we can infer that    

    AYale was her last choice

    BMarie Colvin was confident of herself

    CYale must keep its promise to Marie Colvin

    DMarie Colvin was good at persuading

    2Which of the following is the correct order to describe Marie Colvin's life     

    aShe was doing a story in Syria and got killed

    bShe was admitted to Yale University

    cShe studied in Brazil as an excellent student

    dShe was hired by The Sunday Times of London

    eShe began to take an interest in journalism

    Ad→e→c→a→b             Bb→c→d→e→a

    Ce→d→c→b→a             Dc→b→e→d→a

    3From the last paragraphwe can know that MrsColvin    

    Adislikes the choice of her daughter

    Bcares little about her daughter

    Cknows her daughter very well

    Ddoesn't fully appreciate her daughter

    4What can be the best title of the text    

    ACovering Stories in a Dangerous Conflict Area

    BApplying for Top Universitiesa Successful Case

    CChoosing Lifelong Careers Based on Your Own Interest

    DRecalling Her Daughtera Journalist Killed in Syria

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    来源: 贵州省铜仁市第一中学2017届高三上学期第三次模拟考试英语试题 Word版含解析.doc

    See a cellphone cover that you like on Taobao? Forget about placing an order, paying the bill online and waiting for days for it to be delivered to you. In the near future, you'll be able to get it in minutes just by hitting “print” on your computer. You might find it hard to believe that you could actually “print” an object like you would a picture. But it is not that hard to understand how it would work. Just as a traditional printer sprays ink onto paper line by line, modern 3D printers spread material onto a surface layer by layer, from the bottom to the top, gradually building up a shape.

    Instead of ink, the materials the 3D printer uses are mainly plastic, resin(树脂) and certain metals. The thinner each layer is—from a millimetre to less than the width of a hair—the smoother and finer the object will be. This may sound like a completely new technology, but the truth is that 3D printing has been around since the late 1980s. Back then, it was barely affordable for most people, so few knew about it.   

    Last year, though, saw a big change in the 3D printing industry—printers became much cheaper. For example, 10 years ago a desktop 3D printer might have cost 20000, while now they cost only about 1000, according to the BBC. Taken out of the factory and introduced to more diverse and common uses, 3D printing can create just about anything you can think of—flutes , bikinis, jewelry, aircraft parts and even human organs. In fact, scientists from Cornell University in New York have just made an artificial ear using a 3D printer, according to Science Daily. The fake ear looks and acts exactly like a natural one. 

    However, as 3D printing becomes more common, it may bring about certain problems—such as piracy. “Once you can download a coffee maker, or print out a new set of kitchen utensils (餐具) on your personal 3D printer, who will visit a retail store again” an expert in 3D printing told Forbes News. Even more frightening, what if anyone in the world could use a 3D printer to print out a fully functioning gun?

    32. According to the article, in the future, the 3D printing technology will _______.  

       A. enable people to make better purchases online  

       B. change the way we make many products 

       C. be applied as widely in our daily life as computers 

       D. shorten the time it takes for people to get what they buy online

    33. What happened in the 3D printing industry last year?  

       A. The 3D printing technology was taken out of the factory. 

       B. The 3D printing technology began to be used in various fields. 

       C. The 3D printer was used for medical treatment for the first time. 

       D. The 3D printer became more affordable for consumers(消费者).

    34. What is the best title of the passage?  

       A. Great Demand for 3D Printers                  B. Technology in the Future 

       C. Online Shopping Disappearing              D. Printing out Everything

    35. How is the last paragraph developed?  

       A. By giving examples.                       B. By making comparisons. 

       C. By analyzing the cause and effect.            D. By using figures.

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