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脑不忘 NO.1 教育:小学初中高中应试班或 1 对 1,免费试听、随时退费,按先后自选座位。 高一阅读竞赛题 (A) Parents should stop blaming themselves because there’s not a lot they can do about it. I mean the teenager problem. Whatever you do or however you choose to deal with it, at certain times a wonderful, reasonable and helpful child will turn into a terrible animal. I’ve seen friends deal with it in all kinds of different ways. One strict mother insisted that her son, right from a child, should stand up whenever anyone entered the room, open doors and shake hands like a gentleman. I saw him last week when I called round. Sprawling himself on the sofa in full length, he made no attempt to turn off the loud TV he was watching as I walked in, and his greeting was no more than a quick glance at me. His mother was ashamed. “I don’t know what to do with him these days,” she said. “He’s forgotten all the manners we taught him.” He hasn’t forgotten them. He’s just decided that he’s not going to use them. She confessed(坦白) that she would like to come up behind him and throw him down from the sofa onto the floor. Another good friend of mine let her two daughters climb all over the furniture, reach across the table, stare at me and say, “I don’t like your dress; it’s ugly.” One of the daughters has recently been driven out of school. The other has left home. “Where did we go wrong?” her parents are now very sad. Probably nowhere much. At least, no more than the rest of that unfortunate race, parents. 1. This text is most probably written by ______. A. A specialist in teenager studies. B. a headmaster of a middle school C. a parent with teenage children D. a doctor for mental health problems 2. The underlined word “it” in the second paragraph refers to ______. A. the change from good to bad that’s seen in a child B. the way that parents often blame themselves C. the opinion that a child has of his parents D. the advice that parents want their children to follow 3. The boy on the sofa would most probably be described as ______. A. lazy B. quiet C. unusual D. rude 4. From the second example we can infer that the parents of the two daughters ______. A. pay no attention to them B. are too busy to look after them C. have come to hate them D. feel helpless to do much about them 5. What is the author’s opinion about the sudden change in teenage children? A. Parents have no choice but to try to accept it. B. Parents should pay still more attention to the change. C. Parents should work more closely with school teachers. D. Parents are a fault for the change in their children. (B) How could we possibly think that keeping animals in cages in unnatural environments---mostly for entertainment purposes---is fair and respectful? Zoo officials say they are concerned about animals. However, most zoos remain “collections” of interesting “things” rather than protective habitats. Zoos teach people that it is acceptable to keep animals bored, lonely, and far from their natural zones. Zoos claim to educate people and save endangered species, but visitors leave zoos without having learned anything meaningful about the animals’ natural behavior, intelligence, or beauty. Zoos keep animals in small
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试听: 官网: 试听:010-57126666、57107777、57108888、57259999 官网:www.edusousuo.com spaces or cages, and most signs only mention the species’ name, diet, and natural range(分布区). The animals’ normal behavior is seldom noticed because zoos don’t usually take care of the animals’ natural needs. The animals are kept together in small spaces, with no privacy and little opportunity for mental and physical exercise. This results in unusual and self-destructive behavior called zoochosis. A worldwide study of zoos found that zoochosis is common among animals kept in small spaces or cages. Another study showed that elephants spend 22 percent of their time making repeated head movements or biting cage bars, and bears spend 30 percent of their time walking back and forth, a sign of unhappiness and pain. Furthermore, most animals in zoos are not endangered. Captive breeding(圈养繁殖) of endangered big cats, Asian elephants, and other species has not resulted in their being sent back to the wild. Zoos talk a lot about their captive breeding programs because they do not want people to worry about a species dying out. In fact, baby animals also attract a lot of paying customers. Haven’t we seen enough competitions to name baby animals? Actually, we will save endangered species only if we save their habitats and put an end to the reasons people kill them. Instead of supporting, zoos, we should support groups that work to protect animals’ natural habitats. 1. How would the author describe the animals’ life in zoo? A. Dangerous. B. Unhappy. C. Natural. D. Easy. 2. In the state of zoochosis, animals ______. A. remain in cages B. behave strangely C. attack other animals D. enjoy moving around 3. What does the author try to argue in the passage? A. Zoos are not worth the public support. B. Zoos fail in their attempt to save animals. C. Zoos should treat animals as human beings. D. Zoos use animals as a means of entertainment. 4. The author tries to persuade readers to accept his argument mainly by ______. A. pointing out the faults in what zoos do B. using evidence he has collected at zoos C. questioning the way animals are protected D. discussing the advantages of natural habitats 5. Although he argues against zoos, the author would still agree that ______. A. zoos have to keep animals in small cages B. most animals in zoos are endangered species C. some endangered animals are reproduced in zoos D. it’s acceptable to keep animals away from their habitats (C) The house was quiet at 5 am and Tim’s mother was asleep. Only the sound of the big freezer broke the quiet. He’d dreamt of the cave last night. The purring (轻微颤动声) of the freezer had been the sea. Tim pulled on a sweater and put some apples into his schoolbag. It was too early for breakfast. He’d eat after he’d been through the cave, sitting on the rocks and staring at the sea. He wished he had a proper pack. His schoolbag would have to do. What else? Sandwiches---but his mother might wake up if he started pulling out bread for sandwiches, she’d want to know why he had to leave so early. He settled for some biscuits, and left a note stuck at the table: Gone to Michael’s. Back tonight. Tim. The sky was high and soft and light outside, though the sun still wasn’t up. Even the highway up the hill was quiet as he made his way down the street. The wind from the sea was fresh and sweet.
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脑不忘 NO.1 教育:小学初中高中应试班或 1 对 1,免费试听、随时退费,按先后自选座位。 The sandhills still breathed heat from yesterday’s sun, though the top of the sand was cool. He ran down to the beach impatiently, but there was no one, just dry sand dancing in the early wind and seabirds marching up and down watching the waves. The light changed suddenly. The first rays of sunlight stretched across the sea. The sun was pushing its way over the edge of the world. Over the first rocks, along to the point, Tim glanced back. The beach was still empty. The sun sailed higher in the sky. He could see the cave now, even darker in the morning light. The sand turned silver then dark gold as the water flowed away from it. He had to force himself to go closer. Why was it so much more mysterious now? But it would be silly to go back now after so much trouble. He needn’t go in all the way… 1. What did Tim do at the beginning of the story? A. He left the house quietly. B. He had breakfast at home. C. He left a note on the freezer. D. He put a sweater in his schoolbag. 2. “He settled for some biscuits” (in Paragraph 3) means that Tim ______. A. had to leave the biscuits on the table B. liked biscuits better than sandwiches C. had to take biscuits instead of sandwiches D. could only find some biscuits in the kitchen 3. What made it possible for Tim to see the entry to the cave? A. The height of the first rocks. B. The ups and downs of the waves. C. The change in the position of the sun D. The vast stretch of the sunlit beach 4. Which of the following statements is TRUE according to the story? A. The sea looked like a piece of gold. B. Seabirds flew away when Tim arrived. C. Tim was the only person on the beach. D. The sky got dark as Tim reached the cave. 5. In the story, Tim’s mood changed from ______. A. loneliness to craziness B. anxiousness to excitement C. helplessness to happiness D. eagerness to nervousness (D) There is a story going round at the moment about a well-known journalist who went to interview Jack Parrish at a smart New York restaurant. The journalist was late. But fortunately, when he arrived, he found the great man was not yet there. After fifteen minutes, a waiter approached him. “There’s some young man at the door who says he’s supposed to be having lunch with you. I think he’s trying to be funny, because he says his name is Jack Parrish!” But of course it was. The twenty four-year old is becoming famous for the fact that he doesn’t look like the owner of one of the world’s most successful computer companies. His manner is polite, his voice is quiet and his clothes are clearly not expensive. Two years ago, when he started his own company, no one had heard of him. Friends say that he hasn’t changed at all. He hasn’t even moved out of his parents’ house. So what does he do with his money. It’s all in his company. Some people in the computer world are getting nervous---and they are right. It won’t be long before someone in another company picks up the phone to hear that quiet voice saying that he’s the new boss. 1. Someone could find out from this text ______. A. how Jack Parrish runs his business B. what Jack Parrish said in an interview C. how to get a job in Jack Parrish’s company
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试听: 官网: 试听:010-57126666、57107777、57108888、57259999 官网:www.edusousuo.com 2. D. what the writer thinks Jack Parrish will do next What is the writer trying to do in the text? A. To say how to make a lot of money. B. To give some information about a businessman. C. To give some information about a journalist. D. To explain how to interview successful people The waiter thought the young man at the door of the restaurant ______. A. was a journalist B. was not as old as he said he was C. was behaving rudely D. was pretending to be someone else What is the writer’s attitude to Jack Parrish? A. He is more important than he appears. B. He is a good example for young people C. he should be more careful how he runs his business. D. He would be an interesting person to work for. Which of these headlines does the writer expect to see soon? A. Too much success too fast was that the end of Parrish’s luck? B. Jack Parrish doesn’t worry about money---he gives it away to old friends C. And the new owner of our top computer company is Jack Parrish! D. SPEND,SPEND,SPEND---how Jack furnishes his new million-dollar home




(E) In modern society there is a great deal of argument about competition. Some value it highly, believing that it is responsible for social progress and prosperity. Others say that competition is bad; that it sets one person against another; that it leads to unfriendly relationship between people. I have taught many children who held the belief that their self-worth relied on how well they performed at tennis and other skills. For them, playing well and winning are often life-and-death affairs. In their single-minded pursuit of success, the development of many other human qualities is sadly forgotten. However, while some seem to be lost in the desire to succeed, others take an opposite attitude. In a culture which valves only the winner and pays no attention to the ordinary players, they strongly blame competition. Among the most vocal are youngsters who have suffered under competitive pressures from their parents or society. Teaching these young people, I often observe in them a desire to fail. They seem to seek failure by not trying to win or achieve success. By not trying, they always have an excuse: “I may have lost, but it doesn’t matter because I really didn’t try.” What is not usually admitted by themselves is the belief that if they had really tried and lost, that would mean a lot. Such a loss would be a measure of their worth. Clearly, this belief is the same as that of the true competitors who try to prove themselves. Both are based on the mistaken belief that one’s self-respect relies on how well one performs in comparison with others. Both are afraid of not being valued. Only as this basic and often troublesome fear begins to dissolve can we discover a new meaning in competition. 1. What does this passage mainly talk about? A. Competition helps to set up self-respect. B. Opinions about competition are different among people. C. Competition is harmful to personal quality development. D. Failures are necessary experiences in competition. 2. Why do some people favor competition according to the passage? A. It pushes society forward. B. It builds up a sense of duty. C. It improves personal abilities. D. It encourages individual efforts.
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脑不忘 NO.1 教育:小学初中高中应试班或 1 对 1,免费试听、随时退费,按先后自选座位。 3. The underlined phrase “the most vocal” in Paragraph 3 means ______. A. those who try their best to win B. those who value competition most highly C. those who are against competition most strongly D. those who rely on others most for success 4. What is the similar belief of the true competitors and those with a “desire to fail”? A. One’s worth lies in his performance compared with others. B. One’s success in competition needs great efforts. C. One’s achievement is determined by his particular skills. D. One’s success is based on how hard he has tried. 5. Which point of view may the author agree to? A. Every effort should be paid back. B. Competition should be encouraged. C. Winning should be a life-and-death matter. D. Fear of failure should be removed in competition. Having passed what I considered an obstacle, our spirits___1___. We made towards the left of the cliff, where the going was better, though ___2___ steeper. Here we found little snow, as most of it seemed ___3___ blown off the mountains. There was no view of the mountains in the distance because clouds were forming all around us. About 1 o’clock a storm ___4___ suddenly. We ought to have ___5___ its approach but we were concentrating on cutting steps, and before we had time to do anything, we were blended(融合) by snow. We couldn’t move up and down and had to wait motionlessly, ___6___ colder and colder. Despite my hood(兜帽), my nose and cheeks were frostbitten and I dared not take a hand out of my glove to ___7___ them. After two hours of this, I realized we would have to do something to avoid being frozen to death. We stood from time to time through the mist, and I had ___8___ the outline of a dark buttress(扶壁) just ___9___ us; our only hope was to climb up to the buttress, and dig out a platform at the foot of it ___10___ we could put up our tent. 1. A. rose B. raise C. arose D. arouse 2. A. quite B. fairly C. rather D. hardly 3. A. to have B. to have been C. it had D. it was 4. A. went up B. sped up C. grew up D. came up 5. A. noticed B. watched C. observed D. seen 6. A. becoming B. turning C. getting D. growing 7. A. touch B. reach C. comfort D. warm 8. A. made out B. find out C. look out D. figure out 9. A. above B. under C. over D. below 10.A. in which B. on which C. by which D. with which 答案: (A). AADDA






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