In 2015, a France television company sent its reporters to the Paris Metro(地铁). They took
41 to see what passengers would do if they saw someone 42 on the platform or trains. The incidents looked. 43 but they were all done with the help of actors. However, very 44 people tried to help, and most passengers 45 not to notice. In one of the 46 , a foreigner was attacked by three men. The attack was on a 47 which was quite full, and although the man tried to get 48 passengers to help, they all refused. This is not only a French 49 . A British newspaper reported in 2012 that a professor of Social Psychology in New York had 50 his students out to rob their own cars. The students didn’t try to 51 what they were doing. About 80 people 52 250 car thefts, and only twelve of them tried to 53 the student robbers. In a typical incident, one man stopped, looked, and then put his hands over his 54 and shouted “I didn’t see that!” About forty people 55 to help the thieves, and two people 56 sat down next to the car and 57 to buy a camera and a television set a student was 58 from the back seat of his own car. The professor 59 whether it is a problem of big cities or would be the 60 thing as happens anywhere.
41．A. notes B. cameras C. trains D. newspapers
42．A. wounded B. stolen C. attacked D. struck
43．A. great B. serious C. terrible D. real
44．A. many B. few C. old D. large
45．A. seemed B. pretended C. managed D. asked
46．A. passengers B. actors C. incidents D. accidents
47．A. train B. plane C. truck D. bus
48．A. the other B. all C. more D. another
49．A. situation B. problem C. agreement D. accident
50．A. brought B. took C. sent D. put
51．A. hide B. expose C. tell D. find
52．A. realized B. discovered C. found D. watched
53．A. help B. stop C. report D. refuse
54．A. face B. head C. ears D. eyes
55．A. offered B. expected C. hated D. liked
56．A. bravely B. actually C. surely D. certainly
57．A. wanted B. waited C. needed D. loved
58．A. taking B. sending C. offering D. robbing
59．A. knows B. learns C. wonders D. asks
60．A. same B. different C. former D. small
Scientists find that hard-working people live longer than average men and women．Career women are 36 than housewives．Evidence shows that 37 are in poorer health than the job-holders. A study shows that _38__ the unemployment rate increases by 1%, the death rate increases correspondingly by 2%. All this comes down to one point：Work is helpful to health．
Why is work good for health? It is because work 39 people busy, 40 loneliness and solitude独居. Researches show that people feel unhappy，41 and lonely when they have nothing to do. Instead，the happiest are those who are 42 . Many high achievers who love their careers feel that they are happiest when they are working hard. Work serves as 43 between man and reality. By work, people 44 each other. By collective activity, they find friendship and warmth. This is helpful to health. The loss of work 45 the loss of everything. It affects man spiritually and 46 him liable（likely to be affected by ）to disease.
47 , work gives one a sense of fulfillment and a sense of 48 . Work makes one feel his value and status in society. When 49 finishes his writing or a doctor successfully 50 a patient or a teacher sees his students 51 , they are happy 52 .
From the above we can 53 to the conclusion that the more you work, 54 and healthier you will be. Let us work hard，study well and 55 a happy and healthy life.
B. the jobless
B．in lack of
C．in touch with
D．in charge of
B．look down upon
D．come into contact with
C．has a talk
A．in a word
C．at a word
D．without a word
The US Department of Labour statistics show that there is an oversupply of college-trained workers. And this oversupply is ___50_____ . Already there have been more than enough teachers; engineers, physicists, aerospace experts and other specialists. Yet, colleges and graduate schools continue every year to ____51____ highly trained people to compete for jobs that aren’t there. The result is that graduates cannot enter the ___52_____ for which they were trained, and they must take temporary jobs which do not require a college degree and these temporary jobs are most probably becoming ___53______ ones in the severe labor markets.
____54_____ , there is a great need for skilled workers of all sorts : carpenters, electricians, mechanics, plumbers, TV repairmen. These people have more work than they can handle. As a result , their ____55____ are often higher than those of college graduates. The old concept that white-collar workers make a better living than blue-collar workers no longer holds true. The law of supply and demand now is ___56_____ the skilled workmen.
The reason for this situation is the traditional myth that ___57_____ is a passport to prosperous future. A large part of American society matches success in life ____58_____ with a college degree. Parents begin brainwashing their children with this myth before they are out of grade school . High school teachers play their part by acting as if high school education were a preparation for ___59______ rather than for life. Whether they want to go to college or not doesn’t matter: everybody should go to college , so of course they must go . Under this pressure, the kids have to go to college, but, unfortunately, most kids ___60______ in the starting line. In spite of this, every year college enrollments go up and up, and more and more graduates are ___61______ for the kinds of jobs available to them.
One result of this emphasis on a college education is that many people go to college where they do not __62___ . Half of the sixty percent of high school graduates who enter college do not graduate with their class. Many of them drop out within the first year because of their __63____ academic performance. Some ___64_____ for two or three and then join the other students who drop out. It’s high time we stopped to rethink our education system.
50. A. declining
51. A. turn out
B. take over
C. lay off
D. come across
52. A. universities
53. A. profitable
54. A. All in all
B. For the time being
C. On the other hand
D. In the first place
55. A. abilities
56. A. in favor of
B. useful to
C. superior to
D. responsible for
57. A. profession-training
B. college degree
C. working skill
D. social ability
58. A. hardly
59. A. labor
60. A. fail
61. A. under-estimated
62. A. stay
63. A. admirable
64. A. struggle on
B. break down
C. give up
D. call off
Several factors make a good newspaper story. First, obviously, it must be new. But since TV can react to events so quickly, this is often a problem for___45___. They usually respond to it in one of three ways.
●By providing ___46___detail, comment or background information.
●By finding a new _47___on the day's major stories.
●By printing completely different stories which TV doesn't broadcast.
What else? Well -- it also has to be___48___. People don't want to read about ordinary, everyday life. Because of this, many stories___49___some kind of conflict or danger. This is one reason why so much news seems to be___50___news. "Plane lands safely -- no-one hurt" doesn't sell newspapers. "Plane__51___--200 feared dead!" does.
Next, there's human interest. People are interested in other___52___-- particularly in the rich, famous and powerful. Stories about the private lives of pop singers, actors, models, politicians, ___53_, all appear regularly in certain newspapers.
Finally, for many editors, ___54___is an important factor, too. They prefer stories about people, places and events which their readers know. That's why the stories in Tokyo's newspapers are often very different from the stories printed in Paris, Cairo, New York.
45. A. newspapers B. magazines C. reporters D. broadcasters
46. A. extra B. available C. inaccessible D. ridiculous
47. A. direction B. issue C. perspective D. section
48. A. tragic B. dramatic C. professional D. optimal
49. A. quote B. neglect C. increase D. involve
50. A. amusing B. bad C. exciting D. informative
51. A. crashes B. bumps C. strikes D. drops
52. A. places B. people C. inferiors D. colleagues
53. A. in addition B. in any case C. for example D. after all
54. A. personality B. similarity C. uniqueness D. familiarity
Studies have shown it takes a physician about 18 seconds to interrupt a patient after they begin talking.
It was Sunday. I had one last patient to see. I 41 her room in a hurry and stood at the doorway. She was an older woman, sitting at the edge of the bed, 42__to put socks on her swollen feet. I crossed the threshold(门槛), spoke 43 to the nurse, and scanned her chart noting she was in stable condition. I was almost in the clear.
I leaned on the bedrail looking 44 at her. She asked if I could help put on her socks.
45 , I began a monologue that went something like this: “How are you feeling? Your sugars and blood pressure were high but they’re 46 today. The nurse mentioned you’re anxious to see your 47 who’s visiting you today. It’s nice to have a family visit from far away. I bet you really look forward to seeing him.”
Each story is 48 . Some are detailed; others are vague. Some have a beginning, middle and end. Others wander without a clear 49 . Some are true; others not. Yet all those things do not really 50 . What matters to the storyteller is that the story is 51 —without interruption, assumption or judgment.
Listening to someone’s story costs 52 than expensive diagnostic testing but is key to healing and diagnosis.
I often thought of 53 the woman taught me, and I reminded myself of the 54 of stopping, sitting down and truly listening. And, not long after, in an unexpected 55 , I became the patient, with a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis(诊断为多发性硬化症)at age 31. Now, 20 years later, I sit all the time —in a wheelchair.
For 56 I could, I continued to see patients from my chair, but I had to resign when my hands were 57 . I still teach medical students and other health care professionals, but now from the perspective of 58 and patient.
I tell them I believe in the power of 59 . I tell them I know firsthand that immeasurable healing takes place within me 60 someone stops, sits down and listens to my story.
41．A. entered B. stepped C. passed D. approached
42．A. Hoping B. wishing C. struggling D. pulling
43．A. quickly B. slowly C. carefully D. carelessly
44．A. away B. up C. around D. down
45．A. However B. Instead C. Therefore D. Moreover
46．A. good B. better C. more D. well
47．A. son B. daughter C. friend D. sister
48．A. unique B. similar C. different D. wonderful
49．A. way B. direction C. conclusion D. instruction
50．A. attract B. exist C. appeal D. matter
51．A. appreciated B. told C. enjoyed D. heard
52．A. less B. more C. higher D. cheaper
53．A. which B. how C. what D. that
54．A. pleasure B. difference C. behavior D. importance
55．A. twist B. accident C. occasion D. thing
56．A. as good as B. as long as C. as soon as D. as well as
57．A. wounded B. affected C. injected D. hurt
58．A. physician B. hospital C. teacher D. school
59．A. stopping B. talking C. listening D. sitting
60．A. before B. when C. until D. unless
Sinking of the Titanic
The great ship, the Titanic, sailed for New York from Southampton on April 10th, 1912．She was 36 1316 passengers and a crew (船员) of 891．At that time, however, she was not only the largest ship that had ever been built, but was considered to be unsinkable, 37 she had 16 watertight compartments (密封舱)．Even if two of these were flooded, she would still be able to float．The sad sinking of this great ship will always be remembered, for she went down on her first voyage with a 38 loss of life.
Four days after setting out, while the Titanic was sailing across the icy waters of the North Atlantic, a huge iceberg was suddenly 39 ．After the alarm had been given, the great ship turned sharply to 40 a direct hit．The Titanic turned just in time, narrowly missing the big wall of ice which rose over 100 feet out of the water beside her．Suddenly there was a sound from below, and the captain went down to see 41 had happened．The noise had been so weak that 42 thought the ship had been damaged．Below, the captain realized, to his 43 , that the Titanic was 44 rapidly, for five of the sixteen watertight compartments had already been flooded! The order to abandon the ship was given 45 hundreds of people jumped into the icy water．As there were not enough 46 for everybody, 1,500 people 47 .
36．A．sending B．carrying C．bringing D．having
37．A．for B．so C．therefore D．although
38．A．funny B．small C．light D．heavy
39．A．formed B．appeared C．seen D．established
40．A．receive B．avoid C．fight D．meet
41．A．that B．which C．what D．how
42．A．everyone B．everybody C．nobody D．anybody
43．A．delight B．excitement C．joy D．horror
44．A．sinking B．rising C．stopping D．going
45．A．but B．until C．although D．and
46．A．rooms B．lifeboats C．food D．lifebelts
47．A．died B．escaped C．lost D．ran
Two teenagers who are lost at sea off the United States for six days were saved yesterday.
Driscoll, 15, and his best friend, 18-year-old Josh Long, were found on Saturday about 11 km 21 Cape Fear in North Carolina. That was six days and more than 100 miles（161 km）from where they had 22 from Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina, on April 24.
The boys had 23 a lot of water and were tired, but in pretty good 24. They set out 25 on a 4.3-metre sailboat on a 26 day when the National Weather Service had warned small boats to stay out of the water. They realized they were 27 almost immediately and tried to swim back to 28 , 29 the boat along with them.
Within 30 , they were far out at sea.
“We 31 our fishing equipment on the second day,” Driscoll said. “So we couldn’t catch any fish.”
The boys’ hopes faded 32 each day. They stood on their boat 33 they saw another boat, 34 . One night they were woken up by 35 coming into the boat. A large ship was very close to them.
“ 36 was like some huge building in the water,” Driscoll said.
At one point, the boys thought they had gone across the Atlantic Ocean and were close to Africa. 37 , they were 179km north of their starting point. A coast guard boat set out to 38 them.
The boys got up and made some 39 . This time, they were heard.
“What we have experienced is a completely surprising story of 40 . That’s going to be studied for years to come,” said Richard Goerling, Long’s uncle. “I think the boys have a book to write.”
21. A. at B. on C. beside D. off
22. A. arrived B. set off C. returned D. finished
23. A. drunk B. lost C. saved D. found
24. A. shape B. health C. spirit D. energy
25. A. traveling B. racing C. fishing D. swimming
26. A. fine B. rainy C. windy D. snowy
27. A. in trouble B. in safe C. at sea D. far away
28 A. shore B. the sea C. an island D. harbor
29. A. driving B. sailing C. pushing D. pulling
30. A. a week B. hours C. minutes D. seconds
31. A. bought B. found C. lost D. repaired
32. A. by B. for C. on D. with
33. A. every time B. once C. one day D. sometimes
34. A. jumping and singing B. waving and shouting
C. crying and speaking D. screaming and whistling
35. A. a shark B. a mouse C. water D. some noise
36. A. He B. This C. That D. It
37. A. Instead B. Therefore C. But D. So
38. A. search B. look for C. look into D. defend
39. A. fire B. noise C. balloons D. flags
40. A. voyage B. struggle C. survival D. sailing
On August 26, 1999, New York City experienced a torrential downpour. The rain caused the streets to __36__ and the subway system almost came to a stop.
Unfortunately, this happened during the morning rush hour. Many people who were going to work were __37__ to go home. Some battled to __38__ a taxi or to get on a bus. Still others faced the __39__ bravely, walking miles to get to work.
I __40__ to be one of the people on the way to work that morning. I went from subway line to subway line only to find that most __41__ had stopped. After making my way __42__ crowds of people, I finally found a subway line that was __43__. Unfortunately, there were so many people waiting to __44__ the subway that I could not even get down the stairs to the __45__. So I took the train going in the opposite direction, and then switch back to the downtown train. Finally, after what seemed like an forever, the train __46__ my stop. Then I had to walk several blocks in the increasingly heavy rain. When I finally got to my office, I was __47__ through, exhausted and __48__.
My co-workers and I spent most of the day drying off. When it was 5:00 pm，I was ready to go home. I was about to turn off my computer __49__ I received an email from Garth, my Director:
I would like to thank all of you who made the effort and __ 50__ reported to work. It is always reassuring(令人欣慰), at times like these, when employees so clearly show their __51__ to their jobs. Thank you.
Garth’s email was short, but I learned more from that __52__ message than I ever did from a textbook. The email taught me that a few words of __53__ can make a big difference. The rainstorm and the traffic __54__ had made me tied and upset. But Garth’s words immediately__55__ me and put a smile back on my face.
36. A. break B. flood C. sink D. crash
37. A. refused B. gathered C. adjusted D. forced
38. A. order B. pay C. call D. search
39. A. climate B. scenery C. storm D. burden
40. A. used B. promised C. deserved D. happened
41. A. service B. routine C. process D. practice
42. A. to B. through C. over D. for
43. A. rushing B. cycling C. turning D. operating
44. A. board B. check C. find D. carry
45. A. street B. ground C. floor D. platform
46. A. paused B. crossed C. reached D. parked
47. A. weak B. wet C. sick D. hurt
48. A. ashamed B. discouraged C. surprised D. puzzled
49. A. while B. when C. where D. after
50. A. hardly B. casually C. eventually D. absolutely
51. A. devotion B. donation C. connection D. reaction
52. A. accurate B. urgent C. brief D. humorous
53. A. promise B. appreciation C. advice D. guidance
54. A. troubles B. signals C. rules D. signs
55. A. corrected B. refreshed C. amazed D. supported
Many of the tourists on board had begun bargaining with the tradesmen, but I decided not to buy anything. I had no sooner got off the 36 than I was stopped by a man who wanted to 37 me a diamond ring. I had no 38 of buying one, but I could not deny the fact that I was 39 by the size of the diamonds. Some of them were as 40 as marbles (玻璃球). The man went to great lengths to 41 that the diamonds were real. As 42 walked past a shop, he held a diamond 43 against the window and made a deep impression in the 44 . It took me over half an hour to get rid of him.
The next man to 45 me was selling expensive pens and watches. I 46 one of the pens closely. It certainly looked 47 . At the base of the gold cap, the words “made in the USA” had been clearly 48 . The man said that the pen was worth ￡50, but as a special 49 , he would let me have it for ￡30. I 50 my head and held up five fingers indicating that I was willing to pay ￡5. Gesturing wildly, the man acted as if he found my 51 shocking, but he eventually 52 the price to ￡10. Shrugging my shoulders, I began to walk away. A moment later, he ran after me and 53 the pen into my hands. Though he kept throwing up his arms in despair, he 54 accepted the ￡5 I gave him. I felt especially pleased with my wonderful 55 --- until I got back to the ship. No matter how hard I tried, it was impossible to fill this beautiful pen with ink！
36. A. ship B. train C. plane D. bus
37. A. show B. buy C. sell D. give
38. A. money B. hobby C. intention D. experience
39. A. moved B. impressed C. ashamed D. cheated
40. A. colorful B. small C. heavy D. big
41. A. explain B. prove C. instruct D. perform
42. A. we B. they C. he D. people
43. A. sharply B. forcefully C. slowly D. quickly
44. A. assistant B. shop C. door D. glass
45. A. find B. call C. approach D. look
46. A. checked B. watched C. noticed D. examined
47. A. expensive B. real C. natural D. ordinary
48. A. recognized B. signed C. found D. marked
49. A. favour B. feeling C. reason D. present
50. A. held B. nodded C. shook D. touched
51. A. offer B. answer C. decision D. solution
52. A. suggested B. gave C. reduced D. had
53. A. threw B. forced C. brought D. snatched
54. A. angrily B. disappointedly C. clearly D. readily
55. A. experience B. advice C. bargain D. balance
Two runners stand side by side at the starting line of a race. Both look very strong and fast. __36__ one runner speeds ahead and wins the race. The other falls behind.
Some athletes can reach great __37__ such as the achievement of an Olympic gold medal. Others never live up to their __38__. What kind of __39__ before a race or another event makes the __40__?
Everyone knows that athletes work out to strengthen their __41__. But research shows that strengthening the mind may be just as __42__. Careful study indicates（表明）that the best athletes win __43__ because they think they can win.
Thinking positive thoughts seems to give possibility for __44__ in sports. People who say to themselves over and over. “I know I can do this, ” often find they have the __45__to win. On the other hand, people often__46__, who think, “I can’t win.”
One procedure that helps many athletes is creating __47__ in the mind. They are told to think of each __48__ they must make to win. Some use pictures that are more fanciful. One skater liked to __49__ a star bursting inside her, __50__ her with energy. Another athlete who wanted to feel __51__ pictured himself as a __52__ floating in the air.
Next time you want to do something well, try training your __53__ to help you. Perhaps a teacher or another instructor can help you plan your training. If you imagine yourself doing better, you may soon see __54__ in what you __55__ can do. Positive thinking and pictures created in your mind can help you win!
36. A. Therefore
37. A. places
38. A. place
39. A. preparation
40. A. same
41. A. minds
42. A. important
43. A. mostly
44. A. success
45. A. disadvantage
46. A. fail
47. A. ideas
48. A. move
49. A. think
50. A. giving
51. A. calm
52. A. fish
53. A. body
54. A. improvement
55. A. usually
More and more electronic devices and services in our daily life mean we have too many passwords and numbers to remember . Passwords help us protect our 21 and privacy , however , however ,they also bring us a lot of 22 .
Every day I need to remember much 23 information . Every morning I 24 my cellphone — it needs a password . I get to work and I have to have 25 my computer with a password . Like many people in Britain , I have two bank 26 . One needs a five-digit number and a password ; 27 needs a six-digit number and a memorable place name . I have an online savings account that needs a different password 28 the password for my bank account .
29 you never use a computer , you can be 30 by the password overload . Look in your wallet . Your probably 31 four or five credit cards . In these days of chip and pin , these are virtually useless if you do not have the magic four-digit numbers . The banks 32 you not to have the same number for all your cards . Give me a break . Am I going to carry five different random (随机的) four-digit numbers in my head ? 33 , I’m not Good Will Hunting .
I’ve tried systems to help me 34 — such as using the names of favorite films or members of my extended family ; but none seems to 35 . So what is the solution ?
If you are a technical expert , you can download a “ password safe ” . These are programs that 36 all your passwords so they can be used for accessing sites . The problem is that you can only use this on your home computer , and if that get 37 you are in trouble .
Some of the banks are starting to 38 customers a “ dongle ( 适配器 )” , which is a portable password device that plugs into your computer . This is an electronic version of writing the password down on a piece of paper . The 39 is that dongles cost money and if the one your bank gives you doesn’t let you store other websites’ passwords , you could 40 carrying a dozen dongles in your pocket .
Well , putting all your cash in a box under the bed never seems so attractive .
21．A．health B．life C．wealth D．qualities
22．A．fun B．conveniences C．advantages D．troubles
23．A．useless B．practical C．valuable D．meaningful
24．A．turn on B．turn off C．turn down D．pick up
25．A．control over B．access to C．words with D．pity on
26．A．passwords B．assistants C．cards D．accounts
27．A．another B．others C．the other D．neither
28．A．with B．in C．from D．above
29．A．Even if B．As if C．In case D．As long as
30．A．hit B．overthrown C．attracted D．hurt
31．A．steal B．carry C．bring D．take
32．A．have B．tell C．allow D．make
33．A．Above all B．In all C．After all D．Of all
34．A．remember B．operate C．recognize D．study
35．A．work B．do C．act D．serve
36．A．process B．destroy C．store D．create
37．A．changed B．separated C．hurt D．stolen
38．A．promise B．offer C．teach D．buy
39．A．fact B．offer C．problem D．rule
40．A．end up B．turn up C．give up D．make up
A recent experiment held in Japan shows that it is almost impossible for people to walk exactly straight for 60 meters. Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology found 20 healthy men and 36 them to walk as straight as possible to a target 60 meters away at normal speed. Each man had to walk on white paper fixed flat to the floor wearing wet colored socks. The footprints revealed that all walked in a winding 37 straight line. Researchers found that people 38 the direction of walking every few seconds. The amount of the winding differed from subject to subject. This suggests that 39 of us can walk in a strictly straight line. We walk in a winding way mainly because of a slight structural or functional imbalance of our limbs. 40 we may start walking in a straight line, several steps afterwards we will have changed the direction.
41 helps us to correct the direction of walking and leads us to the target. Your ears also help you walk.After turning around a lot with your eyes closed, you can hardly stand still, 42 walk straight. It’s all because your ears help you balance. Inside your inner ears there is a structure which contains liquids. On the sides of the organ are many tiny hair-like structures that move around as the liquid 43 . When you spin, the liquid inside also spins. The difference is that when you 44 , the liquid continues to spin for a while. Dizziness is the 45 of these nerves in your inner ears. When you open your eyes, although your eyesight tells you to walk in a straight line, your brain will 46 your ears more, thus you walk in a 47 line.
36. A. made B. ordered C. asked D. had
37. A. more than B. rather than C. other than D. less than
38. A. rearrange B. make C. find D. readjust
39. A. none B. any C. few D. some
40. A. As B. While C. Because D. For
41. A. Eyesight B. Hearing C. Touch D. Feeling
42. A. believe it or not B. let alone
C. what’s more D. to tell the truth
43. A. flees B. flies C. floats D. flows
44. A. stop B. walk C. run D. spin
45. A. sign B. signal C. result D. secret
46. A. trust B. deny C. suspect D. depend
47. A. direct B. twisted C. straight D. smoothed
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We often talk about ourselves as if we have permanent genetic defects (缺陷) that can never be changed. “I’m 36 .” “I’m always behind.” “I always put things off !” You’ve surely heard them. Maybe you’ve used them to describe 37 .
These comments may come from stories about us that have been 38 for years—often from 39 childhood. These stories may have no basis in fact. But they can set low expectations for us. As a child, my mother said to me, “Marshall, you have no mechanical (操作机械的) skills, and you will 40 have any mechanical skills for the rest of your life.” How did these expectations 41 my development? I was never 42 to work on cars or be around 43 . When I was 18, I took the US Army’s Mechanical Aptitude Test. My scores were in the bottom for the entire nation!
Six years later, 44 , I was at California University, working on my doctor’s degree. One of my professors, Dr. Bob Tannbaum, asked me to write down things I did well and things I couldn’t do. On the positive side, I 45 down, “research, writing, analysis, and speaking.” On the 46 side, I wrote, “I have no mechanical skills.”
Bob asked me how I knew I had no mechanical skills. I explained my life 47 and told him about my 48 performance on the Army test. Bob then asked, “ 49 is it that you can solve 50 mathematical problems, but you can’t solve simple mechanical problems?”
Suddenly I realized that I didn’t 51 from some sort of genetic defect. I was just living out expectations that I had chosen to 52 . At that point, it wasn’t just my family and friends who had been 53 my belief that I was mechanically hopeless. And it wasn’t just the Army test, either. I was the one who kept telling myself, “You can’t do this!” I realized that as long as I kept saying that, it was going to remain true. 54 , if we don’t treat ourselves as if we have incurable genetic defects, we can do well in almost 55 we choose.
36. A. honest B. modest C. smart D. impatient
37. A. yourself B. myself C. them D. others
38. A. said B. repeated C. spread D. spoken
39. A. as long as B. as much as C. as well as D. as far back as
40. A. even B. ever C. never D. still
41. A. affect B. improve C. lead D. change
42. A. hoped B. demanded C. encouraged D. agreed
43. A. means B. hammers C. houses D. tools
44. A. therefore B. however C. instead D. somehow
45. A. took B. turned C. settled D. closed
46. A. negative B. active C. passive D. subjective
47. A. roads B. trips C. experiences D. paths
48. A. unexpected B. average C. excellent D. poor
49. A. When B. Why C. How D. What
50. A. common B. advanced C. complex D. primary
51. A. suffer B. separate C. arise D. come
52. A. adopt B. suspect C. believe D. receive
53. A. weakening B. accepting C. abandoning D. strengthening
54. A. As a result B. On the contrary C. In addition D. At the same time
55. A. nothing B. something C. anything D. none
Just like your stomach, even your mind is hungry. But it 36 lets you know, because you keep it 37 thinking about your dream lover, favorite star and many 38 not-so-worthy things. So it silently begins to focus on your needs and never let 39 grow. When mind loses its 40 to grow, creativity gets a full stop.
Hunger of the mind can be actually satisfied 41 plenty of reading. Now 42 reading and not watching TV? 43 reading has been the most educative tool 44 by us right from the childhood. Just like that, to 45 other aspects of our life, we have to take help of reading. You have countless books in this world which 46 answer all your questions. Once you read a book, not only do you 47 your eyes through the lines, but your mind decodes (译解) it and 48 it to you. The interesting part of the book is 49 in your mind as a seed. Now this seed is unknowingly used by you in your future to develop new 50 . The same seed if used many times, can help you link and relate a lot of things, 51 which you would have never thought in your wildest dreams! This is 52 but creativity. More the number of books you read, your mind will 53 like never before. Also this improves your speaking skills greatly and 54 your vocabulary largely. Within no 55 , you start speaking English or any language fluently with your friends or other people and you never seem to run out of the right words at the right time.
36. A. always B. never C. not D. sometimes
37. A. easy B. noisy C. busy D. ready
38. A. a B. these C. those D. such
39. A. it B. itself C. you D. yourself
40. A. power B. force C. right D. freedom
41. A. with B. for C. through D. at
42. A. why B. what C. how D. when
43. A. That B. Because C. For D. As
44. A. produced B. bought C. used D. learned
45. A. think B. develop C. solve D. deal
46. A. need B. should C. would D. will
47. A. run B. fix C. place D. plant
48. A. gives B. reads C. offers D. explains
49. A. found B. stored C. shown D. covered
50. A. inventions B. discoveries C. ideas D. dreams
51. A. of B. in C. over D. at
52. A. everything B. nothing C. something D. anything
53. A. give up B. set up C. sit up D. open up
54. A. adds to B. adds up C. adds up to D. adds in
55. A. limit B. help C. distance D. time
In 1982, Steven Callahan was crossing the Atlantic alone in his sailboat when it struck something and sank. He got into a life boat, but his supplies were 36 . His chances of surviving were small. 37 when three fishermen found him 76 days later, he was alive—much 38 than he was when he started, but alive.
His 39 of how he survived is fascinating. His cleverness — how he 40 to catch fish, how he evaporated（蒸发）sea water to 41 fresh water — is very interesting.
But the thing that 42 my eye was how he managed to keep himself going when all hope seemed lost, and there seemed no 43 in continuing the struggle. He was starved and 44 worn-out. Giving up would have seemed the only possible choice.
When people 45 these kinds of circumstances, they do something with their minds that gives them the courage to keep going. Many people in 46 desperate circumstances 47 in or go mad. Something the survivors do with their thoughts helps them find the courage to carry on 48 difficulties.
“I tell myself I can 49 it,” wrote Callahan in his book. “Compared to what others have been through, I’m fortunate. I tell myself these things over and over, 50 up courage…”
I wrote that down after I read it. It 51 me as something important. And I’ve told myself the same thing when my own goals seemed 52 off or when my problems seemed too terrible. And every time I’ve said it, I have always come back to my 53 .
The truth is, our circumstances are only bad 54 to something better. But others have been through the much worse, that is, in comparison with what others have been through, you’re fortunate. Tell this to yourself over and over again, and it will help you 55 through the rough situations with a little more courage.
36. A. little B. rich C. few D. enough
37. A. And B. Yet C. Still D. Thus
38. A. thinner B. stronger C. worse D. healthier
39. A. attitude B. assumption C. instruction D. account
40. A. assisted B. tended C. managed D. intended
41. A. make B. absorb C. select D. replace
42. A. attacked B. caught C. froze D. cheated
43. A. need B. taste C. message D. point
44. A. firmly B. completely C. hardly D. generally
45. A. deal B. defend C. survive D. observe
46. A. similarly B. differently C. gradually D. commonly
47. A. pull B. take C. break D. give
48. A. for the lack of B. in the face of C. in exchange for D. as a result of
49. A. handle B. carry C. follow D. inspect
50. A. rolling B. using C. building D. making
51. A. defeated B. recommended C. introduced D. struck
52. A. far B. long C. ever D. even
53. A. supplies B. senses C. ideas D. influences
54. A. related B. measured C. contributed D. compared
55. A. see B. cut C. get D. think
On August 26,1999,New York City was struck by a terrible rainstorm.The rain caused the streets to 36 and the subway system almost came to a stop.
Unfortunately,this happened during the morning rush hour.Many people who were going to work were 37 to go home.Some battled to 38 a taxi or to get on a bus.Still others faced the 39 bravely,walking miles to get to work.
I 40 to be one of people on the way to work that morning.I went from subway line to subway line only to find that most 41 had stopped.After making my way 42 crowds of people,I finally found a subway line that was 43 .Unfortunately,there were so many people waiting to 44 the subway that I could not even get down the stairs to the 45 .So I took the train going in the opposite direction,and then switched back to the downtown train.Finally,after what seemed like forever,the train 46 my stop.Then I had to walk several blocks in the increasingly heavy rain.When I finally got to my office,I was 47 through,exhausted and 48 .
My co-workers and I spent most of the day drying off.When it was 5∶00 pm,I was ready to go home.I was about to turn off my computer 49 I received an email from Garth,my Director:
I would like to thank all of you who made the effort and 50 reported to work.It is always reassuring (令人欣慰),at times like these,when employees so clearly show their 51 to their jobs.Thank you.
Garth’s email was short,but I learned more from that 52 message than I ever did from a textbook.The email taught me that a few words of 53 can make a big difference.The rainstorm and the traffic 54 had made me tired and upset.But Garth’s words immediately 55 me and put a smile back on my face.
36.A.break B.flood C.sink D.crash
37.A.forced B.refused C.adjusted D.gathered
38.A.order B.pay C.call D.search
39.A.climate B.scenery C.storm D.burden
40.A.used B.promised C.deserved D.happened
41.A.practice B.routine C.process D.service
42.A.to B.through C.over D.for
43.A.operating B.cycling C.turning D.rushing
44.A.check B.carry C.find D.board
45.A.street B.ground C.floor D.platform
46.A.paused B.crossed C.reached D.parked
47.A.wet B.weak C.sick D.hurt
48.A.ashamed B.discouraged C.surprised D.puzzled
49.A.while B.when C.where D.after
50.A.hardly B.casually C.absolutely D.eventually
51.A.devotion B.donation C.connection D.reaction
52.A.accurate B.urgent C.brief D.humorous
53.A.promise B.appreciation C.advice D.guidance
54.A.troubles B.signals C.rules D.signs
55.A.corrected B.supported C.amazed D.refreshed
BRITISH newspapers are among the oldest and most famous in the world. But recently big changes have 36 these traditional publications try to 37 the modern world. After 216 years, The Times has halved its 38 to become much smaller. In fact, the paper has 39 its size in half from a broadsheet to tabloid（小型报纸）.
In Britain the newspaper market is 40 between the larger broadsheets and the smaller tabloids. These terms 41 the size of the papers' pages but there is also a clear 42 in content. Broadsheets such as The Times, the Guardian and Daily Telegraph are 43 papers. They 44 a broad range of political, economic and international issues. Their stories are also 45 long and use quite formal language.
Tabloids have 46 more stories about less serious issues such as celebrities' love lives. Their stories are shorter and use more 47 language. Tabloids often have bigger pictures. Britain's 48 newspaper, the Sun, is a tabloid and has a naked page on page three every day.
By 49 to the size of a tabloid, The Times is following in the 50 of a less famous broadsheet paper, the Independent. It changed to tabloid last year and saw its sales increase 51 . Although both papers have 52 to the smaller size, the content of the papers has 53 the same. They are both still serious papers.
The two papers 54 that people find the smaller size easier to 55 when they travel to work on the bus or the train in the morning. The times says its new size is "compact", not tabloid.
36. A. found B. known C. seen D. proved
37. A. match B. suit C. change D. fit
38. A. length B. thickness C. width D. size
39. A. printed B. cut C. added D. enlarged
40. A. divided B. separated C. arranged D. marked
41. A. turn into B. think about C. refer to D. connect with
42. A. meaning B. difference C. mark D. sign
43. A. useful B. easy C. serious D. long
44. A. sell B. include C. take D. cover
45. A. certainly B. reasonably C. probably D. necessarily
46. A. a few B. little C. far D. any
47. A. difficult B. simple C. easy D. good
48. A. best-selling B. good-looking C. slow-moving D. ugly-looking
49. A. going B. getting C. coming D. changing
50. A. footsteps B. way C. direction D. method
51. A. slowly B. usually C. little D. greatly
52. A. halved B. made C. changed D. cut
53. A. become B. remained C. left D. found
54. A. agree B. hope C. expect D. insist
55. A. handle B. look C. see D. buy
Imagine a mass of floating waste is two times the size of the state of Texas. Texas has a land area of more than 678,000 square kilometers. So it might be difficult to imagine anything twice as big.
All together, this mass of waste flowing in the North Pacific Ocean is known as the Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch ( 太平洋上的垃圾带). It weighs about 3,500,000 tons. The waste includes bags, bottles and containers—plastic products of all kinds.
The eastern part of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is about 1,600 kilometers west of California. The western part is west of the Hawaiian Islands and east of Japan. The area has been described as a kind of oceanic desert, with light winds and slow moving water currents. The water moves so slow that garbage from all over the world collects there.
In recent years, there have been growing concerns about the floating garbage and its effect on sea creatures and human health. Scientists say thousands of animals get trapped in the floating waste, resulting in death or injury. Even more die from a lack of food or water after swallowing pieces of plastic. The trash can also make animals feel full, lessening their desire to eat or drink.
The floating garbage also can have harmful effects on people. There is an increased threat of infection of disease from polluted waste, and from eating fish that swallowed waste. Divers can also get trapped in the plastic.
Its existence first gained public attention in 1997. That was when racing boat captain and oceanographer Charles Moore and his crew sailed into the garbage while returning from a racing event. Five years earlier, another oceanographer learned of the rubbish after a shipment of rubber ducks got lost at sea. Many of those toys are now part of the Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch.
In August, 2009, a team from the University of California, San Diego became the latest group to travel to it. They were shocked by the amount of waste they saw. They gathered hundreds of sea creatures and water samples to measure the garbage patch’s effect on ocean environment.
How did the writer put forward the topic of the text?
A. By giving an example. B. By listing the facts.
C. By telling a story. D. By giving a comparison.
What do we know about the Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch?
A. It is made up of various kinds of plastic products.
B. It is a solid mass of floating waste materials.
C. It lies 1,600 kilometers east of California.
D. It caused animals and humans to get lost.
In which column of a newspaper can you most probably find the text?
A. Sports and entertainment. B. Media and culture.
C. Environment and society. D. Science and technology.
On August 26, 1999, New York City experienced a terrible rainstorm. The rain caused the streets to __1__ and the subway system almost came to a stop.
Unfortunately, this happened during the morning rush hour. Many people who were going to work were __2__ to go home. Some battled to __3__ a taxi or to get on a bus. Still others faced the __4__ bravely, walking miles to get to work.
I __5__ to be one of the people on the way to work that morning. I went from subway line to subway line only to find that most __6__ had stopped. After making my way __7__ crowds of people, I finally found a subway line that was __8__. Unfortunately, there were so many people waiting to __9__ the subway that I could not even get down the stairs to the __10__. So I took the train going in the opposite direction, and then switch back to the downtown train. Finally, after what seemed like an forever, the train __11__ my stop. Then I had to walk several blocks in the increasingly heavy rain. When I finally got to my office, I was __12__ through, exhausted and __13__.
My co-workers and I spent most of the day drying off. When it was 5:00 pm，I was ready to go home. I was about to turn off my computer __14__ I received an email from Garth, my Director:
I would like to thank all of you who made the effort and __ 15__ reported to work. It is always reassuring(令人欣慰), at times like these, when employees so clearly show their __16__ to their jobs. Thank you.
Garth’s email was short, but I learned more from that __17__ message than I ever did from a textbook. The email taught me that a few words of __18__ can make a big difference. The rainstorm and the traffic __19__ had made me tied and upset. But Garth’s words immediately__20__ me and put a smile back on my face.
A. break B. flood C. sink D. crash
A. forced B. refused C. adjusted D. gathered
A. order B. pay C. call D. search
A. climate B. scenery C. storm D. burden
A. used B. promised C. deserved D. happened
A. practice B. routine C. process D. service
A. to B. through C. over D. for
A. operating B. cycling C. turning D. rushing
A. check B. carry C. find D. board
A. street B. ground C. floor D. platform
A. paused B. crossed C. reached D. parked
A. wet B. weak C. sick D. hurt
A. ashamed B. discouraged C. surprised D. puzzled
A. while B. when C. where D. after
A. hardly B. casually C. absolutely D. eventually
A. devotion B. donation C. connection D. reaction
A. accurate B. urgent C. brief D. humorous
A. promise B. appreciation C. advice D. guidance
A. troubles B. signals C. rules D. signs
A. corrected B. supported C. amazed D. refreshed
On August 26, 1999, New York City experienced a terrible rainstorm. The rain caused the streets to _36_ and the subway system (地铁系统)almost came to a stop.
Unfortunately, this happened during the morning rush hour. Many people who were going to work were _ _37__ to go home. Some battled to _ _38__ a taxi or to get on a bus. Still others faced the _ _39_ bravely, walking miles to get to work..
I _ _40__ to be one of the people on the way to work that morning. I went from subway line to subway line only to find that most _ _41_ had stopped. After making my way _ _42 crowds of people, I finally found a subway line that was operating . __ 43_, there were so many people waiting to 44_ the subway that I could not even get down the stairs to the platform.(月台) So I took the train going in the _ _45 direction, and then turn back to the downtown train. Finally, after what seemed like an forever journey, the train _46_ my stop. Then I had to walk several blocks in the increasingly heavy rain. When I finally got to my office, I was _47__ through, discouraged and _48___.
My co-workers and I spent most of the day drying off. When it was 5:00 pm，I was ready to go home. I was about to turn off my computer __49___ I received an email from Garth, my Director:
I would like to thank all of you who made the effort and __50__ reported to work. It is always reassuring(令人欣慰), at times like these, when employees so clearly __51___ their devotion(（忠心） to their jobs. Thank you.
Garth’s email was short, but I learned more from that __52__ message than I ever did from a textbook. The e-mail taught me that a few words of __53____ can make a big difference. The rainstorm and the traffic __54__ had made me tired and upset. But Garth’s words immediately_55__ me and put a smile back on my face.
36. A. break B. flood C. sink D. run
37. A. forced B. refused C. ordered D. gathered
38. A. order B. pay C. call D. search
39. A. climate B. weather C. storm D. snow
40. A. used B. promised C. seemed D. happened
41. A. practice B. traffic C. process D. service
42. A. to B. through C. over D. for
43. A. Unfortunately B. Luckily C. Interestingly D. Satisfyingly
44. A. check B. carry C. find D. board
45. A. only B. similar C. same D. opposite
46. A. paused B. crossed C. reached D. parked
47. A. wet B. weak C. sick D. hurt
48. A. interested B. tired C. surprised D. puzzled
49. A. while B. when C. where D. after
50. A. hardly B. happily C. firstly D. finally
51. A. show B. carry C. take D. fetch
52. A. basic B. attractive C. brief D. original
53. A. promise B. appreciation C. advice D. position
54. A. troubles B. signals C. rules D. signs
55. A. corrected B. supported C. surprised D. delighted