高中英语2011届湖北省黄冈中学高三第一次模拟考试
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    511是母亲节,你的美国朋友Catharine问你在这一天有何打算。请你根据以下提示,给她写一封回信,谈谈你要做的事情,并简单说明原因。词数不少于100,信的开头与结尾已为你写好,但不计入总词数。

    1.帮助母亲做家务;2.送礼物;3.写贺卡。

    Dear Catharine,

    I’m very glad to receive your letter.

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    Have you got any other ideas? Look forward to your reply.

    Best wishes.

    Yours truly,

    Wang Ping

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    I’m usually fairly skeptical about any research that concludes that people are either happier or unhappier or more or less certain of themselves than they were 50 years ago. While any of these statements might be true, they are practically impossible to prove scientifically. Still, I was struck by a report which concluded that today’s children are significantly more anxious than children in the 1950s. In fact, the analysis showed, normal children aged 9 to 17 exhibit a higher level of anxiety today than children who were treated for mental illness 50 yeas ago.

    Why are America’s kids so stressed? The report cites two main causes: increasing physical isolation (隔离)brought on by high divorce rates and less involvement in community, among other things and a growing perception that the world is a more dangerous place.

    Considering that we can’t turn the clock back, adults can still do plenty to help the next generation cope(应付).

    At the top of the list is nurturing(培养)a better appreciation of the limits of individualism. No child is an island. Strengthening social ties help build communities and protect individuals against stress.

    To help kids build stronger connections with others, you can pull the plug on TVs and computers. Your family will thank you later. They will have more time for face-to-face relationships, and they will get more sleep.

    Limit the amount of virtual violence your children are exposed to. It’s not just from video games and movies; children see a lot of murder and crime on the local news.

    Keep your expectations for your children reasonable. Many highly successful people never attended Harvard or Yale.

    Make exercise part of your daily routine. It will help you cope with your own anxiety and provide a good model for your kids. Sometimes anxiety is unavoidable. But it doesn’t have to ruin your life.

    1The author thinks that the conclusions of any research about people’s state of mind are _______.

         Asurprising            Bconfusing            Cillogical               Dquestionable

    2What does the author mean by saying “we can’t turn the clock back” Para 3?

      AIt’s impossible to slow down the pace of change.

      BThe social reality children are facing cannot be changed.

      CLessons learned from the past should not be forgotten.

      DIt’s impossible to forget the past.

    3According to the analysis, compared with normal children today, children treated as mentally ill 50 years ago ________.

      Aprobably suffered less from anxiety       Bwere probably less self-centered

      Cwere considered isolated physically        Dwere considered less individualistic

    4The first and most important thing parents should do to help their children is ________.

      Ato provide them with a safer environment

      Bto lower their expectations for them

      Cto get them more involved socially

      Dto set a good model for them to follow

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    Sometime in the next century, the familiar early-morning newspaper on the front door will disappear. And instead of reading your newspaper, it will read to you. You’ll get up and turn on the computer newspaper just like switching on the TV. An electronic voice will distribute stories about the latest events, guided by a program that selects the type of news you want. You’ll even get to choose the kind of voice you want to hear. Want more information on the brief story? A simple touch makes the entire text appear. Save it in your own personal computer file you like. These are among the predictions from communications experts working on the newspapers of the future. Pictured as part of broader home-based media and entertainment systems, computer newspapers would unite print and broadcast reporting, offering news and analysis with video images of news events.

    Most of the technology is available now, but convincing more people that they don’t need paper to read a newspaper is the next step. But resistance to computer newspapers may be stronger from within journalism. “ Since it is such a cultural change, it may be that the present generation of journalists and publishers will have to die off before the next generation realizes that the newspaper industry is no longer a newspaper industry.” Technology is making the end of traditional newspapers unavoidable.

       Despite technological advances, it could take decades to replace newsprint with computer screens. It might take 30 to 40 years to complete the changeover because people need to buy computers and because newspapers have established financial interests in the paper industry.

    1The best title for this passage is ______ .

    AComputer Newspapers Are Well Liked

    BNewspapers of the Future Will Likely Be on Computer

    CNewspapers Are out of Fashion

    DNew Communications Technology

    2It might take 30 to 40 years for computer newspapers to replace traditional newspapers, because _____.

    Ait is technologically impossible now

    Bcomputer newspapers are too expensive

    Cthere is strong resistance from both the general population and professional journalists

    DYou can easily save information for future use

    3Journalists are not eager to accept computer newspapers, because ________.

    Athey don’t know how to use computers

    Bthey think computer newspapers take too much time to read

    Cthey think the new technology is bad

    Dthey have been trained to write for traditional newspaper

    4We can infer from the passage that _______.

    Aall technological changes are good

    Ball technologies will eventually replace old ones

    Cnew technologies will eventually replace old ones

    Dtraditional newspapers are here to stay for another century

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    My new home was a long way from the centre of London but it was becoming essential to find a job, so finally I spent a whole morning getting to town and putting my name down to be considered by London Transport for a job on the tube. They were looking for guards, not drivers. This suited me. I couldn’t drive a car but thought that I could probably guard a train, and perhaps continue to write my poems between stations. The writers Keats and Chekhov had been doctors. T.S. Eliot had worked in a bank and Wallace Stevens for an insurance company. I would be a tube guard. I could see myself being cheerful, useful, a good man in a crisis. Obviously I would be overqualified but I was willing to forget about that in return for a steady income and travel privileges — those being particularly welcome to someone living a long way from the city centre.

    The next day I sat down, with almost a hundred other candidates, for the intelligence test. I must have done all right because after half an hour’s wait I was sent into another room for a psychological test. This time there were only about fifty candidates. The examiner sat at a desk. You were signaled forward to occupy the seat opposite him when the previous occupant had been dismissed, after a greater or shorter time. Obviously the long interviews were the more successful ones. Some of the interviews were as short as five minutes. Mine was the only one that lasted a minute and a half.

    I can remember the questions now: “Why did you leave your last job?” “Why did you leave your job before that?” “And the one before that?” I can’t recall my answers, except that they were short at first and grew progressively shorter. His closing statement, I thought, revealed (显露)a lack of sensitivity which helped to explain why as a psychologist, he had risen no higher than the underground railway. “You have failed the psychological test and we are unable to offer you a position.”

    Failing to get that job was my low point. Or so I thought, believing that the work was easy. Actually, such jobs — being a postman is another one I still desire — demand exactly the sort of elementary yet responsible awareness that the habitual dreamer is least qualified to give. But I was still far short of full self-understanding. I was also short of cash.

    1The writer applied for the job because __________.

    Ahe wanted to work in the centre of London

    Bhe could no longer afford to live without one

    Che was not interested in any other available job

    Dhe had received suitable training

    2The writer thought he was overqualified for the job because _________.

    Ahe often traveled underground               Bhe had written many poems

    Che could deal with difficult situations     Dhe had worked in an insurance company

    3The length of his interview meant that _________.

    Ahe was too nervous                             Bhe had not done well in the intelligence test

    Che did not like the examiner                  Dhe had little work experience to talk about

    4What does the writer realize now that he did not realize then?

    AHow unpleasant ordinary jobs can be.    BHow difficult it can be to get a job.

    CHow unsuitable he was for the job.        DHow badly he did in the interview.

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    The U.S.Department of Labor statistics (统计)show that there is an oversupply of college trained workers and that this oversupply is increasing. Already there have been more than enough teachers, engineers, physicists, aerospace experts, and other specialists. Yet colleges and graduate schools continue every year to turn out highly trained people to compete for jobs that aren’t there. The result is that graduates cannot enter the professions for which they were trained and must take temporary jobs which do not require a college degree.

    On the other hand, 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 deal with, and their annual incomes are often higher than those of college graduates. The old gap that white-collar workers make a better living than blue collar workers no longer holds true. The law of supply and demand now favors the skilled workmen.

    The reason for this situation is the traditional myth that college degree is a passport to a prosperous future. A large part of American society matches success in life equally with a college degree. Parents begin indoctrinating (灌输)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 college rather than for life. Under this pressure the kids fall in line. Whether they want to go to college or not doesn’t matter. Everybody should go to college, so of course they must go. And every year college enrollments (入学)go up and up, and more and more graduates are overeducated for the kinds of jobs available to them …

    One result of this emphasis on a college education is that many people go to college who do not belong there. Of the sixty percent of high school graduates who enter college, half of them do not graduate with their class. Many of them drop out within the first year. Some struggle on for two or three years and then give up.

    1It’s implied but not stated in the passage that __________.

         Amany other countries are facing the same problem

      Bwhite-collar workers in the US used to make more money than blue-collar workers

      Cfewer students will prefer to go to college in the future

      Dthe law of supply and demand has a strong effect on American higher education

    2Which of the following is NOT a reason why college enrollments go up every year?

         AMany people believe that the only way to success is a college education.

         BMany parents want their children to go to college.

         CHigh school teachers urge their students to go to college.

         DEvery young man and woman wants to go to college.

    3By saying that “many people go to college who do not belong there,” the author means that __.

         Amany people who are not fit for college education go to college

         Bmany people who do not have enough money go to college

         Cmany people who go to college drop out within the first year

         Dmany people who go to college have their hopes destroyed

    4We can infer from the passage that the author believes that ________.

         Aevery young man and woman should go to college

         Bcollege education is a bad thing

         Cpeople with a college education should receive higher pay

         Dfewer people should go to college while more should be trained for skilled jobs

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