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  • 难度: 使用次数:12 入库时间:2017-10-06
    来源: 江西赣中南五校2017-2018学年高二上学期第一次联考(8月)英语试题 Word版含答案.doc

    WASHINGTON—Thousands of public schools stopped teaching foreign languages in the last decade, according to a survey. But another contrary trend has educators and policy makers abuzz: a rush by schools in all parts of America to offer instructions in Chinese. Some schools are paying for Chinese classes on their own,but hundreds are getting some help. The Chinese government is sending teachers from China to schools all over the world—and paying part of their salaries. No one keeps an exact count, but rough calculations based on the government's survey suggest that perhaps 1,600 American public and private schools are teaching Chinese, up from 300 or so a decade ago. And the number is growing exponentially(成倍地). "It's really changing the language education landscape of this country," said Nancy C.Rhodes,director at the center. Other indicators point to the same trend." The number of students taking the Advanced Placement test in Chinese, introduced in 2007,has grown so fast that it is likely to pass German this year as the third most-tested A.P.language, after Spanish and French", said Trevor Packer, vice president at the College Board. "We've all been surprised that in such a short time Chinese would grow to surpass A.P.German,"Mr.Packer said.

     A decade ago,most of the schools with Chinese programs were on the East and West Coasts.But in recent years, many schools have started Chinese programs in heartland states,including Ohio and Illinois in the Midwest,Texas and Georgia in the South,and Colorado and Utah in the Rocky Mountain West. America has had the study of a foreign language grow before,only to see the bubble burst.Many schools began teaching Japanese in the 1980s,after Japan emerged as an economic rival.But thousands have dropped the language, the survey found.Japanese is not the only language that has declined.Thousands of schools that offered French, German or Russian have stopped teaching those languages,too,the survey found.

    32.What's the meaning of the underlined word "abuzz" in the first paragraph?

    A. Be noisy like the sound of a bee.                     

    B. Be lively for various activities.

    C. Cause people to discuss something hotly.              

    D. Motivate people to march bravely.

    33.What can we infer from what Mr.Packer said?

    A. More and more people choose Chinese in A.P.test.         

    B. A.P.test is the most difficult one in the world.

    C. Chinese is more important than Spanish and French.             

    D. Chinese is a necessary subject in most important tests.

    34.What can we know from the last two paragraphs?

    A. Many schools started Chinese programs in the Midwest ten years ago.

    B. Chinese programs have been started in more areas in America recently.

    C. American schools have stopped teaching French, German and Russian.

    D. People are gradually fond of learning Chinese and Japanese in recent years.

    35.What is the main idea of the passage?

    A. Chinese is being learned as an official language in America.

    B. Foreign Languages fade in American schools except Chinese.

    C. Teaching Chinese in foreign countries has become a trend.

    D. Foreign languages are no longer being taught in America.

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  • 难度: 使用次数:5 入库时间:2017-09-17
    来源: 新疆哈密地区第二中学2015-2016学年高二下学期期末考试英语试题 Word版含解析.doc

    BELJLNG — Eating at a Beijing restaurant is usually an adventure for foreigners, and particularly when they get the chance to order “chicken without sex life” or “red burned lion head”.
        Sometimes excited but mostly confused, embarrassed or even terrified, many foreigners have long complained about mistranslations of Chinese dishes. And their complaints are often valid, but such an experience at Beijing’s restaurants will apparently soon be history.
        Foreign visitors will no longer, hopefully, be confused by oddly worded restaurant menus in the capital if the government’s plan to correctly translate 3,000 Chinese dishes is a success and the translations are generally adopted.
        The municipal
    (市政)office of foreign affairs has published a book to recommend English translations of Chinese dishes, which aims to help restaurants avoid bizarre translations. “It provides the names of main dishes of famous Chinese cuisines in plain English,” an official with the city’s Foreign Affairs office said, “Restaurants are encouraged to use the proposed translations, but it will not be compulsory.” It’s the city’s latest effort to bridge the culture gap for foreign travelers in China.
        “The book is a blessing to tourist guides like me. Having it, I don’t have to rack my brains trying to explain Chinese dishes to foreign travelers,” said Zheng Xiaodong, a 31-year-old employee with a Beijing-based travel agency.
        “I will buy the book as I major in English literature and I’d like to introduce Chinese cuisine culture to more foreign friends,” said Han Yang, a postgraduate student at the University of International Business and Economics.
        It is not clear if the book will be introduced to other parts of China. But on Tuesday, this was the most discussed topic on weibo.com, China’s most popular micro-blogging site.
    1. What’s the best title of the passage?
       A. Confusing mistranslations of Chinese dishes
       B. Chinese dishes to have “official” English names

    C. The effort to bridge the culture gap 
    D. An adventure for foreigners who eat in Beijing

    2. “Chicken without sex life” or “red burned lion head” are mentioned in the beginning of 
       the passage to show__________.
       A. some Chinese dishes are not acceptable
       B. some Chinese dishes are hard to translate 

    C. some Chinese dishes are not well received
      D. some Chinese dishes are mistranslated
    3. What measure has the municipal office taken?
       A. Publishing a book on China’s dietary habits

    B. Advocating using accurate translation for Chinese dishes  

    C. Providing the names of main Chinese dishes
       D. Recommending a book on Chinese dishes
    4. What’s the attitude of most people to the book according to the passage?
         A. favorable      B. divided      C. not clear         D. excited

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  • 难度: 使用次数:18 入库时间:2017-09-09
    来源: 陕西省宝鸡中学2016-2017学年高二下学期第二次月考英语试题 Word版含解析.doc

     (NEW YORK) A French tourist highly praised for rescuing a two-year-old girl in Manhattan said he didn’t think twice before diving into the freezing East River.

    Tuesday’s Daily News said 29-year-old Julien Duret from France was the man who left the spot quickly after the rescue last Saturday.

    He lifted the little girl out of the water after she fell off the bank at the South Street Seaport museum. He handed the girl to her father, David Anderson, who had dived in after him.

    “I didn’t think at all,” Duret told the Daily News. “It happened very fast. I reacted very fast.”

    Duret, an engineer on vacation, was walking with his girlfriend along the pier(码头) when he saw something falling into the water. He thought it was a doll, but realized it was a child when he approached the river. Immediately, he took off his coat and jumped into the water.

    When he reached the girl, she appeared lifeless, he said. Fortunately, when she was out of the water, she opened her eyes.

    Anderson said his daughter slipped off the bank when he was adjusting his camera. An ambulance came later for her, said Duret, who was handed dry clothes from onlookers. Duret caught a taxi with his girlfriend shortly after.

    The rescue happened on the day before he left for France. Duret said he didn’t realize his story of heroism had greatly moved New York until he was leaving the city the next morning.

    “I don’t really think I’m a hero,” said Duret. “Anyone would do the same thing.”

    9. Why was Duret in New York?

    A. To meet his girlfriend.    B. To spend his holiday.

    C. To work as an engineer.    D. To visit the Andersons.

    10. What did Duret do shortly after the ambulance came?

    A. He was interviewed by a newspaper.

    B. He went to the hospital in the ambulance.

    C. He disappeared from the spot quickly.

    D. He asked his girlfriend for his dry clothes.

    11. Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage?

    A. Duret thought twice before he jumped into the cold water.

    B. Duret dived into the water before the girl’s father.

    C. The rescue happened on the day Duret left for France.

    D. Duret didn’t think he was brave enough to be a hero.

    12. What is probably the headline of this news report?

    A. A Careless Father    B. A Poor Girl

    C. Warm-hearted Onlookers    D. Brave Frenchman Found

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  • 难度: 使用次数:4 入库时间:2017-09-03
    来源: 内蒙古赤峰第二中学2016-2017学年高二上学期第二次月考英语试题 Word版含解析.doc

    BERLIN---A German woman, fearful that a burglar was trying to break into her second -storey apartment, called police after she heard someone climbing up to her balcony shortly after midnight, police said Thursday. Police discovered the “burglar” was a man carrying flowers and a bottle of wine who turned out to be the woman's boyfriend. But then arrested him on an outstanding reason. 

    “He was trying to surprise her with the flowers and a bottle of wine but it all went wrong,” said Korbach police spokesman Volker Koenig. He said the man jumped down from the balcony and tried to escape but was quickly caught by police.  

    “He gave the police who were taking him to jail the bottle of wine as a gesture of thanks for the friendly treatment after the arrest. ” Koenig said

      LONDON---A smoker who died after battling emphysema (肺气肿) has had his dying wish granted with the placement of a “SMOKING KILLED ME” sign on his hearse (灵车) and his grave.

     Albert Whittamore blamed his youthful smoking habit for the lung disease. He said before he died in February that he wanted the sign to serve as a warning to young people about the dangers of tobacco smoking.   

    The sign was designed to look like the health warning on a packet of cigarettes. The printed notice at his grave

    will be left in place for a week. The hearse carrying his body through the town of Dover 100 miles (160 kilometers)

    southeast of London and several of the printed signs shown in the windows.

    34. The man climbing up to the girl's balcony _______

    A. was actually a wanted thief                B. was put into prison in the end

    C. thanked the police for setting him free       D. was treated badly by the police

    35. The best title for the first news item might be “_______.”

    A. A burglar's love                   B. A burglar boyfriend

    C. Flowers and wine                   D. Price for being romantic

    36. The public paid more attention to the smoker because _______.

    A. he died after smoking for many years          B. he had the sign put on his hearse and his grave

    C. he died of a lung disease without any treatment  D. he wanted the sign left on his grave for one day

    37. Which of the following is NOT true?

      A. The sign will be printed on the packet of cigarettes.  

    B. The signs were also shown in the windows of the hearse.

    C. The smoker wanted to tell people how bad it was to smoke.

    D. The smoker regretted forming the habit of smoking.

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  • 难度: 使用次数:5 入库时间:2017-09-01
    来源: 江西省抚州市金溪一中等七校2016-2017学年高二下学期期末考试英语试题(B卷) Word版含解析.doc

    BEIJING, China ---Pollution in China remains very serious as the country's rapid economic growth brings new environmental problems, a minister said Saturday.

    Vice Environment Minister Zhang Lijun said China has made progress on environmental protection, but admitted that its rapid economic growth over the past decade has had a negative effect on the environment.

    "Our rapid economic development has continuously brought our country new environmental problems, particularly dangerous chemicals, electronic waste and so on. These environmental pollutants (污染物) bring new problems and affect human health," Zhang told a news conference.

    He said that emissions(排放)of traditional pollutants remain high and some areas have failed to meet government standards.

    China has pledged to continue reducing emissions this year of three key air pollutants--- ammonia nitrogen, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide. The government has also promised to bring down demand for chemical oxygen---a measure of water pollution by l.5 percent from the 2010 levels.

    In the last five years, there were 912 "environmental emergencies" involving heavy metal pollution, including several well-publicized instances of mass contamination, Zhang said. Thousands of children were affected by lead poisoning in several provinces in 2009 and 2010 because they lived near metal smelters or battery factories.

    The minister noted that rapid development in the next five years would increase the need for China to improve environmental protection and shift to a more sustainable(可持续的) model of economic development from its dependence on industries which consume huge quantities of energy.

    China is focusing on clean energy, including solar, wind and nuclear power, as one way to reduce its dependence on coal, which generates three-quarters of its electricity and is also used for winter heating in northern cities. China also hopes the strategy will reduce its demand for oil and gas and increase economic growth and jobs.

    Zhang told reporters there was no plan to adjust China's overall strategy for nuclear development but he said Beijing will learn lessons from Japan after a violent earthquake resulted in a radioactive leak(放射能泄露).

    "Some lessons we learn from Japan will be considered in the making of China's nuclear power plans," he said. "But China will not change its determination and plan for developing nuclear power."

    8. How can China do to solve the pollution problem according to the minister?

    A. China must slow its economic development.

    B. China require to ask industries to meet government standards.

    C. China should tell people how to protect the environment.

    D. China require to transform tis economic development model.

    9. What is the meaning of the underlined word "generates" in Paragraph 6?

    A. needs

    B. transports

    C. reduces

    D. produces

    10. Which of the following is true according to the passage?

    A. Dangerous chemicals are one of the traditional pollutants.

    B. The use of clean energy will help increase job opportunities.

    C. Coal is used more in northern cities than in southern cities.

    D. Rapid economic growth helps to improve the environment.

    11. What do the last four paragraphs mainly talk about?

    A. China’s economic development will shift to depend on clean energy.

    B. China will learn to use nuclear power from Japan.

    C. Japan had a violent earthquake recently.

    D. Rapid economic growth caused some problems in China.

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  • 难度: 使用次数:6 入库时间:2017-08-23
    来源: 安徽省黄山市2016-2017学年高一下学期期末考试英语试题 Word版含解析.doc

    JOHANNESBURG—They say cats have nine lives.Now a Chinese toad(蟾蜍)has joined the club of clever survivors.

    South Africans are shocked by a toad that got trapped in a ship from China to Cape Town, after jumping into a candlestick(烛台)that was made there.South African officials reportedly planned to put down the creature, fearing it would cause harm as an invasive species if it were let go in the wild.

    But the toad got a last-minute pardon. Mango Airlines, a south African airline, transported the toad on Friday to Johannesburg to an animal center, after officials decided to find a way to let the toad live. The two-hour flight was comfortable compared to the trip from China, a long way of many weeks and thousands of kilometers across the Indian Ocean.

    Airline spokesman Hein Kaiser said the toad got "first-class treatment", sitting in a plastic container together with Brett Glasby, an expert looking, after animals. There was even a ceremony, in which the toad's boarding pass was handed to Glasby.

    "He was the star of the Show on the flight. He was the unusual passenger, I think every passenger stopped to have a look." Kaiser said.

    On landing in Johannesburg, the toad was brought out of its container for a photo shoot. Observers said the brown toad seemed like a cool customer. It belongs to the Asian Toad species. It is believed to have survived the trip from China by hardening its skin to prevent it from drying out, and also by slowing its breathing and heart rate—-methods that help the species survive in times of drought(干旱).

    "We've had snakes in imported wood and insects in fruit. We were called because the toad was right inside the candlestick, and we had to break it to get it out." Glasby, the expert, told The Star, a South African newspaper.

    8. The underlined phrase "an invasive ~species" in second paragraph may refer to ________.

    A. something which is not used to the local conditions

    B. something which is probably harmful to the native creatures

    C. something which has never appeared in local areas

    D. something which is greatly good to the local people

    9. The toad was able to arrive in South Africa alive ________.

    A. because it slowed its breath on the way

    B. because it used methods in times of drought

    C. because it formed hard skin to protect itself

    D. because many people looked after it carefully

    10. It can be inferred from the passage that ________.

    A. sometimes animals are transported by accident

    B. no one has seen such a big toad in Africa

    C. a candlestick is the best place for a toad

    D. droughts make toads live longer

    11. What is the best title of the text?

    A. A journey-loving toad.    B. An amazing China toad.

    C. A toad that has nine lives    D. A toad in a candlestick.

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  • 难度: 使用次数:4 入库时间:2017-08-16
    来源: 四川省成都市龙泉一中、新都一中等九校2016-2017学年高一6月联考英语试题 Word版含答案.doc

    TOKYO,JapanAn earthquake measuring 8.0 hit the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido early Friday.The quake was the strongest anywhere in the world this year.Several million people live on the island.Japan's national broadcasting agency,NHK,reported 236 people had been hurt,but no deaths had been reported.Tsunami waves measuring about 3 feet (1 meter) began hitting the eastern coast of Japan's northernmost island,and officials warned all residents in the region to seek higher ground.A fire broke out at oil refinery on the island after the earthquake,and television stations reported a train derailment and a landslide near a highway tunnel.The U.S. Geological Survey measured the quake at 8.0 but authorities in Japan initially gave it a magnitude of 7.8.The USGS said the temblor was located 33 kilometers (20 miles) under the Earth's crust,about 796 miles north/northwest of Tokyo,and began at 4:50 a.m.local time (1950 GMT).The second quake occurred at 6:08 a.m.(2108 GMT).

    On average,there is one magnitude-8,or greater,quake a year in the world.The amount of energy released (释放) in a magnitude-8 earthquake is equivalent to that contained in 1.01 billion tons of TNT,according to the USGS.A tsunami watch has been issued for the U.S.state of Hawaii."Based on all available data,a tsunami may have been generated by this earthquake that could be destructive on coastal areas even far from the epicenter,"said the announcement from the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program.Only six days ago a 5.5-magnitude quake shook Japan.The September 20 earthquake was centered nearly 870 kilometers (540 miles) south-southeast of Tokyo, near Japan's Bonin Islands,a remote volcanic island group in the Pacific Ocean.Earlier this month,Japan marked the 80th anniversary of a magnitude 8.3 quake that devastated Tokyo and neighboring Yokohama,killing at least 140,000 people.In January 1995,a magnitude 7.2 temblor in Kobe killed more than 6,000 people.

    32.An 8.O-magnitude earthquake happened in Japan      .

    A.in January 1995     B.on September 26,2003          C.on September 25,2003        D.in September,1923

    33.What is NOT the result of this earthquake?

    A.236 people were hurt                                       B.A fire broke out at oil refinery on the island

    C.A train was out of track                                D.Two people died

    34.What does tsunami mean in Chinese?

    A.晨中                        B.火山                        C.海啸                               D.余震

    35.We can infer that      .

    A.this might be the biggest earthquake in the world this year

    B.Japan is a country where earthquakes frequently happen

    C.this earthquake has no effect on the USA

    D.the second quake occurred only half an hour after the first one

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  • 难度: 使用次数:9 入库时间:2017-08-09
    来源: 山东省实验中学2017届高三下学期第二次模拟考试英语试题 Word版含答案.doc

    NEW YORKAbout 600 million children,or one in four worldwide,will be Jiving in areas with extremely limited water resources by 2040,according to a report released by the United Nations Children's Fund on Wednesday to mark World Water Day.

    The report shows 36 countries are currently facing extremely high levels of water stress,which occurs when demand for water is much higher than the renewable supply available.Warmer temperatures,rising sea levels, increased floods,droughts and melting ice affect the quality and availability of clean water.

    World Water Day,observed on March 22 every year,is about taking action to deal with the crisis At present some 1.8 billion people use a source of polluted drinking water.The Sustainable Development Goals,launched by world leaders at the United Nations in 2015,include a target to ensure everyone has access to safe water by 2030.

    Population growth,increased water consumption and higher demand for water largely due to industrialization and urbanization are using up water resources worldwide.Conflicts in many parts of the world also threaten children's access to sate water.

    The poorest children will be most impacted by an increase in water stress,the report says,as millions of them already live in areas with low access to safe water. 

    "In a changing climate,we must change the way we work to reach those who are most Vulnerable,"UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake said."One of the most effective ways we can do that is safeguarding their access to safe water,making n a key issue in the fight to eradicate extreme poverty."

    32.The following factors lead to water stress EXCEPT      .

    A.climate change        B.natural disasters             C.increasing ice          D.rising sea levels

    33.One target of the The Sustainable Development Goals is       .

    A.to get rid of water pollution                                B.to deal with the climate change

    C.to ensure the availability of safe water              D.to improve children's living conditions

    34.Why are the poorest children most influenced by the water crisis?

    A.They have limited access to safe water.            B.They get the least attention of the UN.

    C.They have higher demand for water.                 D.They are often involved in conflicts.

    35.What does the underlined word "eradicate" probably mean?

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  • 难度: 使用次数:12 入库时间:2017-07-18
    来源: 甘肃省西北师范大学附属中学2017届高三下学期第四次校内诊断考试英语试题 Word版含答案.doc

    New York TimeA gunman killed eight people at a mall in Omaha this afternoon and then killed himself, setting off panic among holiday shoppers,the police said.

    "The person who we believe to be the shooter has died from self-inflicted gunshot wounds,"Sergeant Teresa Negron of the Omaha Police Department said at televised news."We have been able to clear the mall,"she said."We don't believe we have any other shooters."The police said that at least five other people had been injured in the shootings.

    She did not give the shooter's identity."We are still conducting the investigation,"Sergeant Negron said,adding that the city's mayor,who was out of town,was on his way back to Omaha.

    She said the police received a 911 call from someone inside the Westroads Mall on the west side of Omaha,and shots could be heard in the background.The first police officers arrived at the mall six minutes after the first call,she said but by then the shootings were over.

    It is reported that the gunman left a suicide note that was found at his home by relatives.A law enforcement official who spoke on condition of anonymity(匿名)said the note indicated that the gunman wanted to "go out in style."

    The shootings broke the usually ordinary routine of holiday shopping.The gunman was said by some witnesses to have fired about 20 shots into a crowd.Some customers and workers ran screaming from the mall,while others dived into dressing rooms to hide from the shooter.

    Shoppers and store workers were trapped inside the mall,which has roughly 135 stores.Others streamed out of mall exits with their hands raised.President Bush was in Omaha this morning to deliver a speech,but he had left the city by the time the shootings took place.

    13.What do the underlined words "go out in style" probably mean?

    A.To go out of the mall in particular clothes.                B.To walk in the mall with oneself focused on.

    C.To stop his life in an impressive way.                        D.To go to a social event by fashionable means.

    14.Which of the following is true according to the passage?

    A.Nobody knows why the shooter did so and nothing was found at his home.

    B.The city’s mayor went to the site when the shooting took place.

    C.Police arrived at the mall before the shooting was over and rescued customers.

    D.The official who showed what the note meant wanted to keep himself from being known to the public.

    15.Which of the following can be the best title of the news?

    A.Bush Happened to Escape a Shot

    B.Shoppers in Great Panic before the Holiday

    C.Shooter Found Dead in a Mall on the west of Omaha    

    D.Gunman Killed 8 People,Then Himself at a Mall in Omaha

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  • 难度: 使用次数:3 入库时间:2017-07-17
    来源: 百校联盟2017届高考复习全程精练冲刺金卷英语试题(二) Word版含答案.doc

    WASHINGTONThousands of public schools stopped teaching foreign languages in the last decade,according to a survey.But another contrary trend has educators and policy makers abuzz: a rush by schools in all parts of America to offer instructions in Chinese.

    Some schools are paying for Chinese classes on their own,but hundreds are getting some help.The Chinese government is sending teachers from China to schools all over the worldand paying part of their salaries.

    No one keeps an exact count,but rough calculations based on the government's survey suggest that perhaps 1,600 American public and private schools are teaching Chinese,up from 300 or so a decade ago.And the number is growing exponentially(成倍地).

    "It's really changing the language education landscape of this country,"said Nancy C.Rhodes,director at the center.Other indicators point to the same trend."The number of students taking the Advanced Placement test in Chinese,introduced in 2007,has grown so fast that it is likely to pass German this year as the third most-tested A.P.language,after Spanish and French",said Trevor Packer,vice president at the College Board.

    "We've all been surprised that in such a short time Chinese would grow to surpass A.P.German,"Mr.Packer said.

    A decade ago,most of the schools with Chinese programs were on the East and West Coasts.But in recent years, many schools have started Chinese programs in heartland states,including Ohio and Illinois in the Midwest,Texas and Georgia in the South,and Colorado and Utah in the Rocky Mountain West.

    America has had the study of a foreign language grow before,only to see the bubble burst.Many schools began teaching Japanese in the 1980s,after Japan emerged as an economic rival.But thousands have dropped the language, the survey found.Japanese is not the only language that has declined.Thousands of schools that offered French, German or Russian have stopped teaching those languages,too,the survey found.

    25.What's the meaning of the underlined word "abuzz" in the first paragraph?

    A.Be noisy like the sound of a bee.                      B.Be lively for various activities.

    C.Cause people to discuss something hotly.               D.Motivate people to march bravely.

    26.What can we infer from what Mr.Packer said?

    A.More and more people choose Chinese in A.P.test.          B.A.P.test is the most difficult one in the world.

    C.Chinese is more important than Spanish and French.              D.Chinese is a necessary subject in most important tests.

    27.What can we know from the last two paragraphs?

    A.Many schools started Chinese programs in the Midwest ten years ago.

    B.Chinese programs have been started in more areas in America recently.

    C.American schools have stopped teaching French,German and Russian.

    D.People are gradually fond of learning Chinese and Japanese in recent years.

    28.What is the main idea of the passage?

    A.Chinese is being learned as an official language in America.

    B.Foreign Languages fade in American schools except Chinese.

    C.Teaching Chinese in foreign countries has become a trend.

    D.Foreign languages are no longer being taught in America.

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  • 难度: 使用次数:10 入库时间:2017-06-26
    来源: 河北省定州中学2016-2017学年高二(承智班)下学期英语周练试题(5-21) Word版含解析.doc

    ARLANDA, Sweden Reuters Life!)—Many people hate the idea of having to sleep on a plane. But Swedish entrepreneur Oscar Dios thinks they can be persuaded otherwise and he has created a new kind of hostel to prove it.

    Dios says it is the worlds first jumbo unusually large jet hostel, an actual jet-plane at Swedens main airport outside Stockholm which has been changed into a 25- room guesthouse that sleeps as many as 72 people.

    I learned about this plane that was standing deserted at Arlanda airport and Ive been trying the concept of hostels in many different houses and buildings, he told Reuters. I thought, Why not a plane?’”

    Jumbo Hostels opened for business on Thursday, giving customers the chance to check in and sleep in a room that can best be described as comfortable.

    The most challenging part with this project is trying to build something inside a metal hull(壳) – its just really, really tight.

    The jet, which was originally produced for Singapore Airlines, was taken out of service in 2002. It is held on a concrete foundation with the landing gear secured in steel cradles.

    One feature of the hostel is its price a room starts at 350 Swedish crowns about $ 41, which is a lot less than hotel rooms outside of major airports.

    Another feature is that customers can get married on the wing of the plane and stay in the planes more luxurious honeymoon suite (套房).

    Instead of walking down the aisle in the church, lovebirds can take what Jumbo Hostels calls the wing walk, where they can be joined in great happiness at the wing tip. The hostel has someone ready to perform the ceremony.

    But in some respects this hostel remains a plane most customers have to share the jets nine bathrooms and the staff only wear air host and hostess outfits. The only room that has its own bathroom is the honeymoon suite.

    5 Which of the following is not true?

    A. The jet plane was out of use for over eight years

    B. The hostel provides ten bathrooms for customers

    C. The rooms in the hotel are comfortable

    D. The hostel lies at Arlanda airport in Stockholm

    6 One of the features of the plane hostel is that         .

    A. air hostesses can offer good service

    B. a wedding ceremony can be held on the wing    

    C. customers can sleep in comfortable rooms      

    D. the staff can have a wing walk

    7 Why does Oscar Dios make jet plane hotel?

    A. Because he is fond of plane very much.

    B. Because he is very curious

    C. Because he wants to earn more money.

    D. Because he likes trying the concept of hotel in many different things.

    8 The writer mainly wants to          .

    A. call on people to make use of the deserted things

    B. describe a wonderful place for weddings

    C. introduce a new kind of hostel    

    D. prove people can sleep on a plane  

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  • 难度: 使用次数:5 入库时间:2017-06-20
    来源: 2017年普通高等学校招生全国统一考试英语(浙江卷)试题及答案 解析.DOC

    FLORENCE, Italy—Svetlana Cojochru feels hurt. The Moldovan has lived here seven years as a caregiver to Italian kids and elderly, but in order to stay she’s had to prove her language skills by taking a test which requires her to write a postcard to an imaginary friend and answer a fictional job ad.

    Italy is the latest Western European country trying to control a growing immigrant(移民) population by demanding language skills in exchange for work permits, or in some cases, citizenship.

    Some immigrant advocates worry that as hard financial times make it more difficult for natives to keep jobs, such measures will become more a vehicle for intolerance than integration(融合). Others say it’s only natural that newcomers learn the language of their host nation, seeing it as a condition to ensure they can contribute to society.

    Other European countries laid down a similar requirement for immigrants, and some terms are even tougher. The governments argue that this will help foreigners better join the society and promote understanding across cultures.

    Italy, which has a much weaker tradition of immigration, has witnessed a sharp increase in immigration in recent years. In 1990, immigrants numbered some 1.14 million out of Italy’s then 56.7 million people, or about 2 percent. At the start of this year, foreigners living in Italy amounted to 4.56 million of a total population of 60.6 million, or 7.5 percent, with immigrants’ children accounting for an ever larger percentage of births in Italy.

    Cojochru, the Moldovan caregiver, hoped obtaining permanent residence(居住权) would help her bring her two children to Italy; they live with her sister in Moldova, where salaries are among the lowest in Europe. She was skeptical that the language requirement would encourage integration.

    Italians always see me as a foreigner, an outsider, even though she’s stayed in the country for years and can speak the local language fluently, she said.

    28. Why does Cojochru have to take a language test?

    A. To continue to stay in Italy.                                 B. To teach her children Italian.

    C. To find a better job in Italy.                                 D. To better mix with the Italians.

    29. Some people worry that the new language requirement may ________.

    A. reduce Italy’s population quickly                          B. cause conflicts among people

    C. lead to financial difficulties                                  D. put pressure on schools

    30. What do we know about Cojochru?

    A. She lives with her sister now in Italy.

    B. She enjoys learning the Italian language.

    C. She speaks Italian well enough for her job.

    D. She wishes to go back to her home country.

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  • 难度: 使用次数:6 入库时间:2017-05-20
    来源: 重庆市秀山高级中学2016-2017学年高二3月月考英语试题 Word版含答案.doc

    NEW YORK: New York on Thursday, 13 Sept, became the first city in the United States to enforce a limited ban on super-sized soda drinks blamed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg for fueling a national obesity crisis.    The Board of Health's formal approval of the ban---proposed by Bloomberg and praised by health campaigners, but hotly opposed by soft drinks manufacturers—was not considered a surprise.                  The city health commissioner, Thomas Farley, called the vote "historic".                

        However, Liz Berman, president of Continental Food and Beverage and head of the New Yorkers for Beverage Choices lobby group, described the "discriminatory ban" as a "fix". "It's sad that the board wants to limit our choices. We are smart enough to make our own decisions about what to eat and drink." she said in a statement.       

        However, there is nothing to stop people from buying as much soda as they like by refilling smaller containers. Also, the ban does not extend to drinks sold in supermarkets or any dairy or fruit drinks, many of which also contain huge quantities of sugar.                  

        Diet and alcoholic drinks are also exempted. The measure, which could face legal challenges from the soft drinks industry, takes effect in six months.                   

    According to official statistics, some 6,000 people in New York die each year from obesity-linked problems. One in eight adult New Yorkers has diabetes, which can be worsened by sugar consumption.               

        Boosting the mayor, the newly-built basketball stadium for the Brooklyn Nets announced it will immediately adopt the rules, well ahead of the March 12 deadline.                  

        The measure generated a stormy debate, including 38,000 comments written to the Board of Health. Polls showed a majority of people opposed the ban.                  

     24. Why does New York enforce the limited ban on super-sized soda drinks?                 

    A. Because it is believed that soda drinks are of harm to health.  

    B. Because it is believed that soda drinks cause the nation overweight.

        C. Because too many people don't like drinking soda drinks.

        D. Because super-sized soda drinks block the sugar consumption.

     25. What can we infer from the passage about Liz Berman?

        A. She takes the limited ban on super-sized soda drinks as an unfair one.

                       

        B. She is in charge of the production of soda drinks all over the country.

        C. She is very angry that the city government limits what to eat and drink.

        D. She is smart enough to know what she eats or drinks.

     26. The underlined word "exempted" means ________ in the 7th paragraph.                                    A. unfair           B. upset           C. relieved             D.limited

     27. When will the limited ban be carried out according to the passage?                

        A. This September.                 B. This November.  

    C. The coming January.             D. The coming March.

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  • 难度: 使用次数:6 入库时间:2017-05-19
    来源: 四川省雅安中学2016-2017学年高二3月月考英语试题 Word版含答案.doc

      Time:2017-01-24     From:kekenet.com        Editor: clover

         The head of China's largest online seller Alibaba does not think China and the United States will have a trade war despite comments from the Trump administration.

         Jack Ma is the chairman of the Alibaba Group. At the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, he said, "China and (the) U.S. will never have a trade war. Give Trump some time. He's open-minded, he's listening."

    The Chinese billionaire said he would do all he could to prevent trade relations between the countries from getting worse.

        Last week, Ma met with Trump at the Trump Tower in New York City. The Chinese billionaire is said to have discussed a plan to permit one million small U.S. businesses to sell goods on Alibaba's online shopping platform.

        During the campaign and after winning the presidential election, Trump strongly criticized the Chinese government's support for its businesses. He blamed unfair trade policies for taking away U.S. jobs. And he said that China unfairly controls the exchange value of its currency, the yuan.

          Trump also has threatened to place import taxes on goods from China and other countries in response to their trade policies.

    According to the South China Morning Post, Ma said, "American international companies made millions and millions of dollars from globalization." He added that the U.S. should not blame the loss of jobs and companies on globalization.

          However, a new study by an American business group says many U.S. businesses feel unwelcome in China. The companies say the cost of doing business in China is increasing. They add that rules and regulations are unclear or not enforced in a consistent way.

          The American Chamber of Commerce in China led the study, which looked at responses from 462 companies.

          William Zarit is chairman of the chamber. He says trade policies in China make it difficult for American companies. He says, "we feel that over the last few years that we've been taken advantage of to some extent, with our open market and the lack of open areas in the Chinese market."

         Another major concern for U.S. companies in China is fake products. Fake products are copies of the originals that cost businesses with the legal right to sell them millions of dollars each year.

        Ma defended Alibaba's efforts to fight fake products on its shopping platform. He said his company is doing all it can to fight the problem.

    "Fighting against fake products is a war against human greediness," Ma said.

    I'm Mario Ritter.

    25The underline phrase “The Chinese billionaire” refers to_________.

       A. Trump              B. Jack Ma         C. Mario Ritter   D. Willian Zarit

    26The text likely take from the__________.

       A. economic magazine   B. trade speech       C. Website      D. global news

    27About this passage, the most suitable title is_______.

       A. Chinese Billionaire Does Not See China-US Trade War.

       B. The American international companies removed most tariffs on products traded between the U.S and China.

       C. Group says American businesses in China concerned.

       D. The war about fighting against fake products.

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  • 难度: 使用次数:3 入库时间:2017-05-10
    来源: 辽宁省大连渤海高级中学2015-2016学年高二下学期期中考试英语试题 Word版含答案.doc

         Brave Frenchman Found Half-way Around the World
    (NEW YORK) A French tourist highly praised for rescuing a two-year-old girl in Manhattan said he didn’t think twice before diving into the freezing East River.
    Tuesday
    s Daily News said 29-year who left the spot quickly after the rescue last Saturday.
    He lifted the little girl out of the water after she fell off the bank at the South Street Scaport museum. He handed the girl to her father, David Anderson, who had dive in after him.
    I didnt think at all,  Duret told the Daily News. It happened very fast. I reacted very fast.
    Duret, an engineer on vacation ,was walking with his girlfriend along the pier(
    码头)when he saw something falling  into the water .He thought it was a doll, but realized it was a child when he approached the river. In an instant, he took off his coat and jumped into the water.
    When he reached the girl, she appeared lifeless, he said. Fortunately, when she was out of the water, she opened her eyes.
    Anderson said his daughter slipped off the bank when he was adjusting his camera. An ambulance came later for her, said Duret, who was handed dry clothes from cookers. Duret caught a train with his girlfriend shortly after.
    The rescue happened on the day before he left for France. Duret said he didn’t realize his tale of heroism he was leaving the next morning .
    I dont really think Im a hero, said Duret. Anyone would do the same ting.
    28.Why was Duret in NewYork?     
    A. To meet his girlfriend              B. To work as an engineer
    C. To spend his holiday               D. To visit the Andersons.
    29. What did Duret do shortly after the ambulance came?             
    A. He was interviewed by a newspaper
    B. He asked his girlfriend for his dry clothes
    C. He went to the hospital in the ambulance

    D. He disappeared from the spot quickly
    30. Who divide after Duret into the river to save the little girl?        
    A. David Anderson   B. a passer-by    C. his girlfriend     D. a taxi driver.
    31. When was Duret most probably found to be the very hero?        
    A.the day when he was leaving for home.
    B. a couple of days after the girl was rescued 
    C. the first day when he was in New York 
    D. the same day when he was interviewed.
      

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  • 难度: 使用次数:5 入库时间:2017-05-10
    来源: 江西省新余市第一中学2016-2017学年高二下学期第一次段考英语试题 Word版含答案.doc

    WASHINGTON—There are more than 222million TVs in American homes. And it would make Frank Vespe very happy this week if every last one was turned off.

    Vespe is the head of the TV-Turnoff Network. the Washington organization behind TV Turnoff Week. For TV Turnoff week, American children are encouraged to go one week without watching TV. This year, it runs from April 23~29.“Our real message here is to see what life is like without TV and then make watching TV a conscious(自觉的) decision,”said Vespe.

    Vespe said that most of the children who go without television for a week go back to watching, but not so much.“They watch more selectively. They do more things as a family. It helps them put TV in its place.”One girl who is turning off her TV is Sarah Foote, 9.of Virginia. Sarah admits that it won’t be too hard to give up TV. She’s allowed to watch only educational television, and he favorite show from last year isn’t on any more.

    Of course, there are plenty of things about TV: programs can be entertaining, even educational.

    Even so, some experts aren’t sure TV Turnoff Week is the answer.

    Susan Neuman, a university educator who studies children and reading ,says the real problem is that parents do not keep track of what their children are watching. They don’t set limits on TV watching. Also, in some families, TV might be the only thing to do.

    What message does Sarah have for other children?

    “It’s a very good idea. I spent a whole week without TV. It also teaches you to enjoy time doing different things and not being sucked into something on TV, because you don’t want TV taking up all of your time.”Sarah said.

    30. From the first two paragraphs we know that        .

    A. American TV companies will be turned off

    B. American families have more TV sets than they need

    C. Vespe has persuaded most people to turn off their TV sets

    D. Vespe is an active person in the TV-Turnoff organization

    31. As Vespe said in this passage, turning off TV a week can help children        .

    A. forget to watch TV programmes                    B. improve their habits of watching TV

    C. place TV sets out of their bedrooms                    D. have part-time jobs after school

    32. In some experts’ opinion        .

    A. parents should turn off TV for their children

    B. parents should teach their children how to use TV

    C. children should enjoy exciting programmes on TV

    D. children should learn their lessons on TV

    31. What’s the author’s purpose in writing this passage?

    A. To advise us to turn off TV sets.                      B. To warn parents of the danger of TV.

    C. To report to us a piece of news about TV.             D. To praise Vespe and his organization.

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  • 难度: 使用次数:4 入库时间:2017-05-08
    来源: 湖南省株洲市第十八中学2016-2017学年高二上学期期末考试英语试题 Word版含答案.doc

    LONDON—Manchester is Britain’s fattest city, a survey for “Men’s Health” has found, beating Glasgow for the first time since the magazine started examining the issue three years ago.

    Editor Pete Muir said the survey had looked at a variety of factors(因素) from gym membership to heart disease rates to find the fattest city. “Manchester has more fast food restaurants than anywhere else in the UK,” he told Reuters. “People are taking the easy choice —eating and then just sitting in front of the TV.”

    Manchester’s problem is part of a wider trend(趋势). On Thursday, the Office of National Statistics (ONS) blamed(责备) a lack of exercise and poor diet for a fifth of adult Britons being obese(过度肥胖的). “Obesity is a major risky factor related to heart disease, diabetes and premature death(糖尿病和早亡),” said an ONS survey. “None of the 108 young men in the survey reported eating five portions of fruit or vegetables on average each day.”

    In Manchester, the head of the city’s public health programs said he did not believe that they were necessarily the fattest city, but that they did have problems and were aiming to address them. Social deprivation(贫困) was a major factor. “One of the myths is that the stressed-out(压力大的) rich businessman is the one who is overweight,” David Regan told Reuters. “In fact, it is the poor areas that have the most problems. We aim not to be the fattest but the fittest city but we have a long way to go.”

    Second in the survey is Stoke-on-Trent, followed by Liverpool, Swansea and Leicester. Glasgow is sixth.

    32. Manchester took the place of ____________ and became Britain’s fattest city.

    A. Liverpool    B. London    C. Stoke-on-Trent    D. Glasgow

    33. Obesity may lead to the following EXCEPT _______________.

    A. heart disease  B. diabetes   C. premature death    D. a lack of exercise

    34. David Regan is most probably _________________.

    A. the reporter from Reuters        

    B. an official of ONS

    C. the head of Manchester’s public health programs  

    D. a rich businessman who is overweight

    35. This article is most probably taken from ________________.

    A. a newspaper     B. a science book   C. a novel         D. a biography (传记)

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  • 难度: 使用次数:3 入库时间:2017-04-28
    来源: 高二月考卷(第七稿 3.5).doc

    PITTSBURGH – For most people, snakes seem unpleasant or even threatening. But Howie Choset sees in their delicate movements a way to save lives.

           The 37-year-old Carnegie Mellon University professor has spent years developing snake-like robots he hopes will eventually slide through fallen buildings in search of victims trapped after natural disasters or other emergencies.

           Dan Kara is president of Robotics Trends, a Northboro, mass-based company that publishes an online industry magazine and runs robotics trade shows. He said there are other snake-like robots being developed, mainly at universities, but didn't know of one that could climb pipes.

           The Carnegie Mellon machines are designed to carry cameras and electronic sensors and can be controlled with a joystick (操纵杆). They move smoothly with the help of small electric motors, or servos, commonly used by hobbyists in model airplanes.

           Built from lightweight materials, the robots are about the size of a human arm or smaller. They can sense which way is up, but are only as good as their human operators, Choset added.

           Sam Stover, a search term manager with the Federal Emergency Management Agency based in Indiana, said snake-type robots would offer greater mobility than equipment currently available, such as cameras attached to extendable roles.

            "It just allows us to do something we've not been able to do before," Stover said, "We needed them yesterday."

            He said sniffer dogs are still the best search tool for rescue workers, but that they can only be used effectively when workers have access to damaged building.

            Stover, among the rescue workers who handled the aftermath (后果) of Hurricane Katrina, said snake robots would have helped rescuers search flooded houses in that disaster.

            Choset said the robots may not be ready for use for another five to ten years, depending on funding.

    38. Which institution is responsible for the development of Choset's robots?

    A. Robotics Trends.                      B. Pittsburgh City Council.

    C. Carnegie Mellon University.     D. Federal Emergency Management Agency.

    39. Choset believes that his invention _________.

    A. can be attached to an electronic arm

    B. can be used by hobbyists in model airplanes

    C. can find victims more quickly than a sniffer dog

    D. can sense its way as well as its operators

    40. By saying "We needed them yesterday" (paragraph 7), Stover means that snake-like robots ________.

    A. could help handle the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

    B. should have been put to use in past rescue work

    C. helped rescuers search flooded houses yesterday

    D. were in greater need yesterday than today

    41. What is the text mainly about?

    A. Snake-like robots used in industries.

    B. Snake-like robots made to aid in rescues.

    C. The development of snake-like robots.

    D. The working principles of snake-like robots.

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  • 难度: 使用次数:6 入库时间:2017-04-08
    来源: 黑龙江省虎林市高级中学2016-2017学年高二下学期开学摸底考试(3月)英语试题 Word版含答案.doc

       

    BERLIN---A German woman, fearful that a burglar was trying to break into her second -storey apartment, called police after she heard someone climbing up to her balcony shortly after midnight, police said Thursday.
    Police discovered the
    burglar was a man carrying flowers and a bottle of wine who turned out to be the woman's boyfriend. But then arrested him on an outstanding reason.
     
    He was trying to surprise her with the flowers and a bottle of wine but it all went wrong, said Korbach police spokesman Volker Koenig. He said the man jumped down from the balcony and tried to escape but was quickly caught by police.
      
    He gave the police who were taking him to jail the bottle of wine as a gesture of thanks for the friendly treatment after the arrest. Koenig said
        LONDON---A smoker who died after battling emphysema (
    肺气肿) has had his dying wish granted with the placement of a SMOKING KILLED ME sign on his hearse (灵车) and his grave.
        Albert Whittamore blamed his youthful smoking habit for the lung disease. He said before he died in February that he wanted the sign to serve as a warning to young people about the dangers of tobacco smoking.
        The sign was designed to look like the health warning on a packet of cigarettes. The printed notice at his grave will be left in place for a week. The hearse carrying his body through the town of Dover 100 miles (160 kilometers) southeast of London and several of the printed signs shown in the windows.
    34. The man climbing up to the girl's balcony _______
    A. was actually a wanted thief                  B. was put into prison in the end
    C. thanked the police for setting him free      D. was treated badly by the police
    35. The best title for the first news item might be
    _______.
    A. A burglar's love                             B. A burglar boyfriend
    C. Flowers and wine                             D. Price for being romantic
    36. The public paid more attention to the smoker because _______.
    A. he died after smoking for many years
    B. he had the sign put on his hearse and his grave
    C. he died of a lung disease without any treatment
    D. he wanted the sign left on his grave for one day
    37. Which of the following is NOT true?
    A. The sign will be printed on the packet of cigarettes.
     
    B. The signs were also shown in the windows of the hearse.
    C. The smoker wanted to tell people how bad it was to smoke.
    D. The smoker regretted forming the habit of smoking.

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  • 难度: 使用次数:17 入库时间:2017-03-06
    来源: 江西省吉安市第一中学2016-2017学年高一上学期第二次段考英语试题 Word版含答案.doc

       BEIJING Oct 16 (Friday) (Xinhua)---The Chinese government will enact (……制成法律)more support policies to life the country’s 70 million poor people above the poverty line by 2020, President Xi Jinping pledged(保证)on Friday ahead of the 23rd International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

    Addressing the Global Poverty Reduction and Development Forum in Beijing, Xi said China will work to fight the hard battle against poverty. In his speech, Xi drew on his personal experience in the 1960s working as a farmer in a small village in northwestern Shaanxi Province, where he was struck by the poor living conditions in rural China. But over the past several decades, China has made remarkable progress in poverty relief.

    China has lifted more than 600 million people out of poverty in the past 30 years, accounting for about 70 percent of those brought out of poverty worldwide. It was the first developing country to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) target of reducing the population living in poverty by half ahead of the 2015 deadline. “Despite the achievements, China remains the world’s biggest developing country, and narrowing the urban-rural gap remains a big challenge for us,” Xi said.

    As of the end of 2014, China still had 70.17 million people in the countryside living below the country’s poverty line of 2,300 yuan (376 U. S. dollars) in annual income by 2010 price standards. The president said poverty alleviation will be a major part of China’s post-2015 agenda. While striving to reduce poverty at home, China has also actively supported the cause in other developing countries. Over the past 60 years, China has provided 166 countries and international organizations with nearly 400 billion yuan in assistance.

    China has also announced seven times it would exempt(免除), without any conditions, the matured inter-governmental interest free loans owned by heavily-indebted poor countries and least developed countries. At a United Nations summit last month the goal of eliminating poverty in 15 years was laid out and China pledged an initial 2 billion U.S. dollars to establish an assistance fund to help developing nations fight poverty.

    In a video message for Friday’s Forum, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon praised China’s remarkable achievements in poverty alleviation, saying the UN welcomes those significant and generous proposals from President Xi and looks forward to further progress with an indispensable partnership with China.

    Saturday also marks China’s second National Poverty Relief Day.

    28. Which of the following statements is NOT true according to the passage?

    A. President Xi once worked as a farmer in a small village.

    B. China has made great contributions to poverty relief in the past decades

    C. China has announced to exempt loans owned by heavily-indebted poor countries and developed countries

    D. The UN thinks highly of China’s extraordinary achievements in poverty relief

    29. The underlined word “alleviation” in the Paragraph 4 is closest in meaning to ________.

    A. relief             B. line           C. reform           D. rise

    30. According to the text, National Poverty Relief Day falls on ________.

    A. Oct. 16           B. Oct. 15        C. Oct. 14           D. Oct. 17

    31. The passage is most likely to be taken from ________.

    A. a magazine       B. a newspaper      C. a research paper    D. a brochure

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