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  • 难度: 使用次数:197 入库时间:2020-09-19
    来源: 2021高考一轮复习英语通用考点二十二新闻时事类练习题含答案解析.doc

    (2019·广东省惠州市高三第一次调研考试)China will give the green light to Internet medical services conducted by medical institutions as part of a broader push to promote Internet Plus Healthcare, which was decided at a State Council executive meeting held by  Premier Li Keqiang.

    Medical institutions will be allowed to provide online diagnostic services for patients with common and chronic diseases in their follow­up visits to their doctors. The top levels of hospitals will be encouraged to provide online services, including consultations (会诊), reservations and test result inquiries.

    As China joins the ranks of middle­income countries, the demand for health services has increased accordingly. Internet Plus Healthcare can help reduce the problem of inaccessible and expensive public health services that have long been a big concern for the general public.

    One decision coming out of the meeting says the intelligent review of health insurance will be applied and that the one­stop settlement will be advanced. The real­time sharing of prescription and drug retail sales will be explored as well.

    “We must waste no time in pushing forward the measures once the decision is made” Li said. “In recent years, top­level hospitals in major cities have seen steady increases in the number of patients. Medical bills have become a heavy burden on families and high­end medical resources still fall short of meeting the growing demand of the public.”

    To solve the problem, a two­pronged (双管齐下的) approach must be taken. One is to establish medical partnerships to strengthen cooperation between major hospitals and community clinics. The other is to bring forward Internet Plus Healthcare to promote the sharing of quality medical resources.

    The government will see to it that long­distance healthcare services cover all country­level hospitals. So more efforts will be made to ensure that high­speed broadband network will be extended to cover medical institutions in urban and rural areas. Dedicated Internet access services will be set up to meet the needs for long­distance healthcare services.

    篇章导读:本文是一篇新闻报道。文中讲述了李克强总理在国务院常务会议上强调中国将大力推进互联网+医疗服务的相关情况。

    17According to the text, which of the following services won't a     patient enjoy online?

    AReceiving a medical operation.

    BAsking doctors for advice after the test.

    CKnowing their situation about the disease.

    DMaking an appointment with a doctor in advance.

    18What makes the demand for health services increase in  China?

    AThe expense of medical care.

    BThe recognition of health insurance.

    CThe improvement of people's life quality.

    DThe inconvenience of hospital equipment.

    19What does Li mean by saying “We must waste no time in    pushing forward the measures”

    AThe bills are impossible to afford.

    BThe situations need urgent improvement.

    CThe measures are perfectly worked out.

    DThe hospitals are unwilling to admit patients.

    20What can be the suitable title for the text?

    AModern Hospitals

    BOnline Healthcare on Its Way

    CNo More Burden for General People

    DWide Applications of Internet Medical Services

     
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    来源: 2021高考一轮复习英语通用考点二十二新闻时事类练习题含答案解析.doc

    (2019·全国卷Ⅱ)Bacteria are an annoying problem for astronauts. The microorganisms (微生物) from our bodies grow uncontrollably on surfaces of the International Space Station, so astronauts spend hours cleaning them up each week. How is NASA overcoming this very tiny big problem? It's turning to a bunch of high school kids. But not just any kids. It is depending on NASA HUNCH high school classrooms, like the one science teachers Gene Gordon and Donna Himmelberg lead at Fairport High School in Fairport, New York.

    HUNCH is designed to connect high school class­rooms with NASA engineers. For the past two years, Gordon's students have been studying ways to kill bacteria in zero gravity, and they think they're close to a solution (解决方案). “We don't give the students any breaks. They have to do it just like NASA engineers” says Florence Gold, a project manager.

    “There are no tests” Gordon says. “There is no graded homework. There almost are no grades, other than‘Are you working towards your goal’ Basically, it's ‘I've got to produce this product and then, at the end of the year, present it to NASA.’Engineers come and really do an in­person review, and ... it's not a very nice thing at times. It's a hard business review of your product.”

    Gordon says the HUNCH program has an impact  (影响) on college admissions and practical life skills. “These kids are so absorbed in their studies that I just sit back.  I don't teach.” And that annoying bacteria? Gordon says his students are emailing daily with NASA engineers about the problem, readying a workable solution to test in space.

    篇章导读:本文是一篇说明文,介绍了美国一所中学与NASA合作的联合科研项目,解决国际空间站中的细菌问题。

    13What do we know about the bacteria in the International Space Station?

    AThey are hard to get rid of.

    BThey lead to air pollution.

    CThey appear in different forms.

    DThey damage the instruments.

    14What is the purpose of the HUNCH program?

    ATo strengthen teacher­student relationships.

    BTo sharpen students' communication skills.

    CTo allow students to experience zero gravity.

    DTo link space technology with school education.

    15What do the NASA engineers do for the students in the program?

    ACheck their product.                BGuide project designs.

    CAdjust work schedules.              DGrade their homework.

    16What is the best title for the text?

    ANASA: The Home of Astronauts

    BSpace: The Final Homework Frontier

    CNature: An Outdoor Classroom

    DHUNCH: A College Admission Reform

     
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  • 难度: 使用次数:171 入库时间:2020-09-19
    来源: 2021高考一轮复习英语通用考点二十二新闻时事类练习题含答案解析.doc

    (2020·惠州市高三第一次调研考试试题)TOKYO, June 8 (Xinhua)—The Beijing Organizing Committee of the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games held a promotion event in the Japanese capital, Tokyo on Saturday to introduce the latest developments in preparation for the Beijing Winter Olympics.

    The promotion event, which used an exhibition wall and the “Charming Beijing\” photo exhibition to showcase the preparations of Beijing 2022, was part of “Beijing Week\” a series of activities to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the establishment of sistercity relations between Beijing and Tokyo.

    On the exhibition wall with an area of 33 square meters, Beijing 2022 organizers showcased five aspects including the Beijing Winter Olympics vision, Beijing's winter sports tradition, emblems (徽章) of Beijing 2022, competition planning and the National Speed Skating Oval.

    At the same time, old photos of the Chinese and Japanese ice hockey teams echoed the 40th anniversary of the establishment of sistercity relations between the two cities and the theme of the Beijing Winter Olympics.

    The promotion videos of the Beijing 2022 emblems, as well as other related video clips, drew great interest of the audience.

    The “Charming Beijing\” photo exhibition displayed some of the Winter Olympic venues, showing the progress of the preparations for the Beijing Winter Olympics.

    Meanwhile, the sand table, VR glasses and the “Beijing Winter Olympics Brochure\” are also provided to let the audience visually experience the unique charm of the National Speed Skating Oval and the features of other competition venues.

    Chang Yu, Director General of the Media and Communications Department of the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee, introduced the progress of the preparations of Beijing 2022 and the vision of cooperation between Beijing 2022 and Tokyo 2020.

    Chang Yu said that the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee stays committed to hosting the Games in a green, inclusive, open and clean manner, with the aim of delivering a fantastic, extraordinary and excellent Olympic event to the world.

    The Beijing Winter Olympics will open on February 4, 2022, which will  feature 7  sports, 15  disciplines and  109  events.

    篇章导读:本文是一篇新闻报道,主要介绍了北京2022年冬奥会和冬残奥会组委会在日本东京举行了宣传活动,展示了冬奥会准备工作的最新进展。

    9How was the promotion event carried out?

    ABy advertising on TV in Beijing and Tokyo.

    BBy sending off brochures to citizens in Tokyo.

    CBy providing various visual experiences.

    DThrough tours all around Tokyo.

    10The underlined word “commemorate\” in Paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to ________.

    Acelebrate                           Bappreciate

    Ccompare                             Dcombine

    11What can be inferred from Chang Yu's introduction?

    ABeijing will host the Olympics earlier than Tokyo.

    BBeijing is wellprepared for the 2022 event.

    CBeijing 2022 proves a great success.

    DBeijing 2022 will be environmentally friendly.

    12Which of the following can be the title of this passage?

    AThe Sistercity Anniversary Between Beijing and Tokyo

    BBeijing 2022 Promotion Event in Tokyo

    CBeijing and Tokyo, Friendship Forever

    DPreparations for Beijing 2022 Olympics

     
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  • 难度: 使用次数:200 入库时间:2020-09-19
    来源: 2021高考一轮复习英语通用考点二十二新闻时事类练习题含答案解析.doc

    (2019·石家庄市重点高中高三毕业班摸底考试)When Gitanjali Rao shared how she likes “finding solutions to real problems” it was hard to imagine this dynamic girl could settle a problem that had escaped scientists for years.

    In just three months, Rao came up with a device (装置) that can replace the costly and lengthy tests currently used to reliably determine lead levels in our fresh water. Inspired by the current litigation (诉讼) in Flint, Michigan, a case of water pollution from 2014 until present, Rao designed a new testing system that resulted in her being named “America's top young scientist” for 2017.

    Rao had been following the water problem for about two years. She was amazed by the number of people affected by lead pollution in water and wanted to do something to change this. Rao spent months trying to convince local high schools and colleges to give her lab time to continue her experiment. At home, Rao worked on her project in the “science room” she asked her parents to create for her. Rao has created a device that uses three parts: a cartridge, a Bluetooth reader and an app. To put it simply, the cartridge contains carbon nanotubes (纳米管) that react to lead. This reaction is then registered by the Bluetooth reader, which sends a signal to a mobile app that can tell you immediately if your water is safe to drink.

    Rao appropriately named the device Tethys and is hoping to make a little improvement to get the device on the market. While we may not be aware of any lead pollution present in our aging pipelines, lead poisoning can cause delays in physical and mental development. With Rao believing that the “purpose of science is to make a difference” her incredible invention could make a difference to millions of people in the United States.

    篇章导读:本文是一篇说明文。文章主要介绍了一个女孩发明了一款可以检测水中铅水平的装置,从而解决了一个科学家多年来忽视的问题。

    5What do we know about Rao's device?

    AIt's cheap and quick.

    BIt's cheap and inaccurate.

    CIt's expensive and reliable.

    DIt's portable and time­consuming.

    6What made Rao have the idea of designing the device?

    AHer parents' suggestions.

    BHer desire for winning the award.

    CHer interest in settling real problems.

    DThe water pollution litigation in Flint.

    7What do the carbon nanotubes function as?

    ASending immediate signals.

    BDetecting the presence of lead.

    CRecording the reaction results.

    DShowing the water quality results.

    8What does the author think of Rao's invention?

    AIt will lead Rao to make a fortune.

    BIt will help millions of Americans drink safe water.

    CIt will promote the development of science in America.

    DIt will soon settle the lead­polluted problem thoroughly.

     
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  • 难度: 使用次数:199 入库时间:2020-09-19
    来源: 2021高考一轮复习英语通用考点二十二新闻时事类练习题含答案解析.doc

    (2019·全国卷)For Western designers, China and its rich culture have long been an inspiration for Western creative.

    “It's no secret that China has always been a source (来源) of inspiration for designers” says Amanda Hill, chief creative officer at AE Networks, a global media company and home to some of the biggest fashion (时尚) shows.

    Earlier this year, the China Through A Looking Glass exhibition in New York exhibited 140 pieces of China­inspired fashionable clothing alongside Chinese works of art, with the aim of exploring the influence of Chinese aesthetics (美学) on Western fashion and how China has fueled the fashionable imagination for centuries. The exhibition had record attendance, showing that there is huge interest in Chinese influences.

    “China is impossible to overlook” says Hill. “Chinese models are the faces of beauty and fashion campaigns that sell dreams to women all over the world, which means Chinese women are not just consumers of fashion—they are central to its movement.” Of course, not only are today's top Western designers being influenced by China—some of the best designers of contemporary fashion are themselves Chinese. “Vera Wang, Alexander Wang, Jason Wu are taking_on Galliano, Albaz, Marc Jacobs—and beating them hands down in design and sales” adds Hill.

    For Hill, it is impossible not to talk about China as the leading player when discussing fashion. “The most famous designers are Chinese, so are the models, and so are the consumers” she says. “China is no longer just another marketin many senses it has become the market. If you talk about fashion today, you are talking about China—its influences, its direction, its breathtaking clothes, and how young designers and models are finally acknowledging that in many ways.”

    篇章导读:本文是一篇新闻报道。文章以国外视角报道中国文化及中国美学对国际时尚的影响,展现了中国对国际时尚和设计发展的引领作用。

    1What can we learn about the exhibition in New York?

    AIt promoted the sales of artworks.

    BIt attracted a large number of visitors.

    CIt showed ancient Chinese clothes.

    DIt aimed to introduce Chinese models.

    2What does Hill say about Chinese women?

    AThey are setting the fashion.

    BThey start many fashion campaigns.

    CThey admire super models.

    DThey do business all over the world.

    3What do the underlined words “taking on”  in paragraph 4 mean?

    Alearning from                       Blooking down on

    Cworking with                        Dcompeting against

    4What can be a suitable title for the text?

    AYoung Models Selling Dreams to the World

    BA Chinese Art Exhibition Held in New York

    CDifferences Between Eastern and Western Aesthetics

    DChinese Culture Fueling International Fashion Trends

     
    题型:阅读理解  知识点:新闻报道类阅读
  • 难度: 使用次数:165 入库时间:2020-09-19
    来源: 2021高考一轮复习英语通用考点二十二新闻时事类练习题含答案解析.doc

    Love to sink into your chairs and relax when you get to school? Then you will not be happy to hear that schools all over the world are seriously considering exchanging traditional desks for ones with no seats at all—Yes, that means you will be encouraged to stand through those already too long math and science lessons! Why would anyone even think of putting kids to such cruelty? Experts say it improves their health and helps fight obesity. While that may seem a little far­fetched (牵强的) the officials at the few schools around the world seem to agree.

    Among them are educators from the College Station Independent School District in Texas, who recently completed a week­long experiment involving 480 students across three elementary schools. The 374 kids that agreed to participate in the study were provided a device that helped record step count and calorie consumption over the entire period.

    All 25 teachers involved in the study reported that students appeared to be more alert and concentrate better, when allowed to stand. The one thing that did surprise the researchers was that younger kids were more willing to stay standing than kids in higher grades. They believe this may have something to do with the fact that after years of being asked to “sit still” older kids have a harder time adjusting to this unexpected freedom.

    American schools are not the only ones reporting success with stand­up desks. Four Catholic schools in Perth, Australia, which have been testing them since October 2013, have seen similar results. In May 2014, Grove House Primary School in Bradford, West Yorkshire, became Europe's first test one, with a seven­week trial that involved the use of desks made by Ergotron in their fifth­grade classrooms. While official results are not out yet, early reactions from both teachers and students, have been extremely encouraging.

    The findings of these studies and others done previously, all seem to mean that allowing kids to move around in classrooms is a win­win for students and teachers—it helps kids get healthier and provides educators with a more engaged audience.

    篇章导读:本文是一篇新闻报道。文章介绍了一种让学生站着上课的新型课桌,它既能保持学生健康又能使学生集中注意力,从而提高课堂效率,很受师生欢迎。

    13According to the first paragraph, what may make the students at school unhappy is that  ________.

    Athey have to exchange desks with each other

    Bthey have to exchange traditional desks for ones with no seats on their own

    Cthere are no seats for them to sit in class

    Dthe officials show no sympathy to them at all

    14According to the teachers, older students may not like stand­up desks because________.

    Athey are cleverer than younger students   

    Bthey are easily tired of standing long

    Cthey have formed the habit of sitting      

    Dthey do badly in class while standing

    15What is most likely to be the result of the seven­week trial?

    AThe standing desks can't be used at all.

    BIt is good for students to use stand­up desks.

    CMore tests should be done in other schools.

    DThe students are different in personality.

    16Why do the teachers like the standing desks?

    ABecause the educators can draw the students' attention.

    BBecause the teachers can keep the students healthy.

    CBecause the students can have a walk in the classroom.

    DBecause the standing desks can keep the students concentrated.

     
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  • 难度: 使用次数:183 入库时间:2020-09-19
    来源: 2021高考一轮复习英语通用考点二十二新闻时事类练习题含答案解析.doc

    Many of us think, wrongly, that the moon doesn't change. For example, the Tang Dynasty poet Zhang Ruoxu once wrote that “Generations have come and passed away; From year to year the moons look alike, old and new.\”

    However, a new study published in the journal Nature Geoscience shows that the moon is in fact slowly shrinking over time. For the study, a group of US scientists examined and analyzed thousands of photographs taken by the NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance  Orbiter  Camera (月球勘测轨道飞行器照相机). They found that there were lots of faults (断层) on the surface of the moon. These faults were formed by recent movement on the moon.

    According to NASA, the moon is made up of pieces of rocks with a hot core. The moon continued to expand as it was born. But in this process, it released energy and cooled down. Then it began to shrink, in a way comparable to the shrinking of a grape into a raisin. Over the past several hundred million years, it has become 46 meters “skinnier”. But due to its hard and rocky layer, the moon's surface continues to push up.  “Some of these quakes can be  fairly  strong, around  five  on  the  Richter  scale (里氏震级)” said Thomas Watters, a senior scientist at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in the US.

    But does that mean the moon is a dangerous place that human shouldn't try to explore and live on in the future? Maybe not, reported The Telegraph.“This isn't anything to worry about. The moon may be shrinking, but not by much. It's not going anywhere\”  Watters comforted us.

    The new discovery proves that the idea that the moon is a dead, boring place is wrong. “We have been to the moon and we've done some great science, but there is still a lot we don't know. The moon is shrinking—we didn't really realize that until recently. It's a much more active and interesting place than we thought and we should explore that\” NASA scientist Nathan Williams said.

    篇章导读:本文是一篇说明文。一项最新的科学研究表明,月球正在随着时间慢慢地缩小。此外,这项研究还表明月球还有许多我们不了解的东西,它是一个比我们认为的更活跃、更有意思的地方,我们应该探索它。

    9Which point of view about the moon may the writer agree to?

    AIt stays the same as before.

    BIt is becoming slightly smaller.

    CIt is getting older and older.

    DIt has passed away.

    10What can we learn about the moon from the third paragraph?

    AIt has become 46 meters fatter due to expanding.

    BIt has changed from a grape into a raisin in recent years.

    CIt quakes even at seven on the Richter scale.

    DIt has a hot core and releases energy during expanding.

    11Who thinks that we needn't worry about the moon?

    AZhang Ruoxu.                        BThomas Watters.

    CNathan Williams.                    DThe journalist.

    12What does Nathan Williams think of the moon?

    AIt is a dead and boring place.

    BIt has lots of faults on the surface.

    CIt is valuable to do more science.

    DIt isn't a place where we can live.

     
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    来源: 2021高考一轮复习英语通用考点二十二新闻时事类练习题含答案解析.doc

    Demand for the Chinese tech company's devices (设备) is red hot even though the country's overall market for smartphones is getting smaller. Huawei's China sales rocketed more than 20% in the final quarter of 2018, and experts say that's partly due to the US government's global campaign against the company.

    “The latest tension between the US and China raised the patriotism (爱国主义) in Chinese consumers” said Jusy Hong, an analyst at research firm IHS Markit.

    He pointed out that some Chinese companies encouraged employees to buy Huawei phones late last year. The moves were a gesture of support after the firm's chief financial officer was arrested in Canada in early December at the request of the United States.

    Huawei's booming sales show how major parts of its business continue to increase even as the United States tries to persuade other countries to shut Huawei products out of 5G wireless networks and pursues (追究) criminal charges against it. The company expects to overtake Samsung as the world's biggest smartphone maker by next year.

    Huawei sold 30 million phones in China in the last three months of 2018, nearly three times as many as Apple (AAPL), according to data published this week by research firms Canalys and IDC. Apple's sales plunged almost 20%.

    Huawei's success in China, the world's largest smartphone market, is more than about geopolitics (地缘政治). Chinese consumers love its flagship, high­end phones because they have great cameras, cutting edge technology and cost less than the latest iPhones, according to analysts. And by offering a selection of cheaper phones, Huawei is able to target a bigger market.

    It also benefited from the troubles this year at ZTE (ZTCOF), a rival Chinese smartphone and telecommunications equipment maker. ZTE was banned by the US government from buying vital American parts for months last year.

    篇章导读:本文是一篇说明文。文章分析了华为公司在手机市场日益缩小的中国仍然火爆的原因。

    5Why did Huawei's China sales increase greatly according to the article?

    ABecause the company's devices are always popular worldwide.

    BBecause Chinese consumers' patriotism was aroused.

    CBecause the government encourages people to buy Huawei devices.

    DBecause the country's overall market for smartphones is getting bigger.

    6What can we conclude from the third paragraph?

    AHuawei's chief financial officer was arrested in Canada due to the US's request.

    BAll Chinese companies showed their support to Huawei with their purchase.

    CJusy Hong thought the United States arrested Huawei's chief financial officer.

    DJusy Hong thought the arrest of Huawei's chief financial officer is unfair.

    7How do you understand the underlined word in the fifth paragraph?

    AIncreased greatly by.               BReduced greatly to.

    CDropped greatly by.                 DRemained steady.

    8Why is Huawei's success in China more than about geopolitics?

    ABecause Huawei has the largest smartphone market in the world.

    BBecause Huawei's success is only limited within China mainland.

    CBecause Huawei has the ability to target a bigger market in the world.

    DBecause Chinese consumers are quite satisfied with Huawei smartphones.

     
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  • 难度: 使用次数:160 入库时间:2020-09-19
    来源: 2021高考一轮复习英语通用考点二十二新闻时事类练习题含答案解析.doc

    A robot called Bina48 has successfully taken a course in the philosophy of love at Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU), in California.

    According to the course instructor William Barry, associate professor at NDNU, Bina48 is the world's first socially advanced robot to complete a college course, a feat he described as “remarkable”. The robot took part in class discussions, gave a presentation with a student partner and participated in a debate with students from another institution.

    Before becoming a student, Bina48 appeared as a guest speaker in Barry's classes for several years. One day when addressing Barry's class, Bina48 expressed a desire to go to college, which was enthusiastically supported by Barry and his students. Rather than enroll Bina48 in his Robot Ethics: Philosophy of Emerging Technologies course, Barry suggested that Bina48 should take his course Philosophy of Love instead. “Love is a concept Bina48 doesn't understand” said Barry. Therefore the challenge would be for Barry and his students to teach Bina48 what love is.

    “Some interesting things happened in the class” said Barry. “He said that his students thought it would be straightforward to teach Bina48 about love, which, after all, is ‘fairly simple—it's a feeling’” said Barry. But the reality was different. “Bina48 ended up learning ‘31 different versions of love’” said Barry, highlighting some of the challenges humans may face when working artificial intelligence in future.

    Bina48 participated in class discussions via Skype and also took part in a class debate about love and conflict with students from West Point. Bina48's contribution to the debate was filmed and posted on YouTube. It was judged that Bina48 and NDNU classmates were the winners of this debate.

    In the next decade, Barry hopes Bina48 might become complex enough to teach a class, though he says he foresees robots being used to better the teaching and learning experience, rather than replacing instructors completely.

    篇章导读:本文是一篇新闻报道。机器人Bina48成功地完成爱的哲学这门课程。Bina48参加讨论,作报告,参与辩论,在课堂上的表现堪称是非凡的。它的表现展示了人工智能或许在某种程度上比人类更聪明,未来人们希望它能促进教学帮助学习。

    1What was Bina48's performance like in class?

    AExtraordinary.                      BInsignificant.

    CFar­reaching.                       DUnattractive.

    2What does the underlined word “addressing” in Paragraph 3 probably mean?

    ADealing with.                       BConsulting with.

    CGiving a speech to.                 DSending a letter to.

    3What can we learn from the passage?

    AIt was interesting for Bina48 to learn about love.

    BIt was quite tough for Bina48 to learn about love.

    CArtificial intelligence may somehow be superior to man.

    DHumans can launch a challenge to artificial intelligence.

    4What does Barry think of the future development of Bina48?

    AIt will surely be able to serve as a teacher.

    BIt will be able to promote learning and teaching.

    CIt will completely take the place of instructors.

    DIt will be smart enough to control human beings.

     
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  • 难度: 使用次数:173 入库时间:2020-07-09
    来源: 2020年高考全国卷III英语试题含答案解析.doc

    When “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” was first shown to the public last month, a group of excited animal activists gathered on Hollywood Boulevard. But they weren’t there to throw red paint on fur-coat-wearing film stars. Instead, one activist, dressed in a full-body monkey suit, had arrived with a sign praising the filmmakers: “Thanks for not using real apes ()!”

    The creative team behind “Apes” used motion-capture (动作捕捉) technology to create digitalized animals, spending tens of millions of dollars on technology that I records an actor’s performance and later processes it with computer graphics to create a final image (图像). In this case, one of a realistic-looking ape.

    Yet “Apes” is more exception than the rule. In fact, Hollywood has been hot on live animals lately. One nonprofit organization, which monitors the treatment or animals in filmed entertainment, is keeping tabs on more than 2,000 productions this year. Already, a number of films, including “Water for Elephants,” “The Hangover Part Ⅱ” and “Zookeeper,” have drawn the anger of activists who say the creatures acting in them haven’t been treated properly.

    In some cases, it’s not so much the treatment of the animals on set in the studio that has activists worried; it’s the off-set training and living conditions that are raising concerns. And there are questions about the films made outside the States, which sometimes are not monitored as closely as productions filmed in the Sates.

    24. Why did the animal activists gather on Hollywood Boulevard?

    A. To see famous film stars.

    B. To oppose wearing fur coats.

    C. To raise money for animal protection.

    D. To express thanks to some filmmakers.

    25. What does paragraph 2 mainly talk about?

    A. The cost of making “Apes.”

    B. The creation of digitalized apes.

    C. The publicity about “Apes.”

    D. The performance of real apes.

    26. What does the underlined phrase “keeping tabs on” in paragraph 3 probably mean?

    A. Listing completely.

    B. Directing professionally.

    C. Promoting successfully.

    D. Watching carefully.

    27. What can we infer from the last paragraph about animal actors?

    A. They may be badly treated.

    B. They should take further training.

    C. They could be traded illegally

    D. They would lose popularity.

     
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  • 难度: 使用次数:71 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:150 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:165 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:176 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:124 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:177 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:111 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:158 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:143 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:125 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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