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一、语法和词汇知识(共15小题;每小题1分,满分15分)从A、B、C、D四个选项中,选出可以填入空白处的最佳选项。1.Take your time-it’s just_____short distance from here to_____restaurant.A.不填;the B. a; th ...



1.Take your time-its just_____short distance from here to_____restaurant.

 A.不填;the             B. a; the            C. the; a            D.不填;a

2.-Im sorry I broken the vase.

  -Oh,_____. It wasnt very expensive.

A. youd better not        B. Im afraid not          C. as you wish     D. thats all right

3.Find ways to praise your children often,_____ youll find they will open their hearts to you.

A. till                  B. or                   C. and                D. but

 4. The two girls are so alike that strangers find ____difficult to tell one from the other.

 A. it   B. them   C. her   D. that

 5. They are broadening the bridge to ____ the flow of traffic.

 A. put off   B. speed up   C. turn on   D. work out

 6. Im afraid hes more of a talker than a doer, which is ____ he never finishes anything.

 A. that   B. when   C. where   D. why

 7. Look over there-theres a very long, winding path ____ up to the house.

 A. leading   B. leads   C. led   D. to lead

 8. He had his camera ready ____ he saw something that would make a good picture.

 A. even if   B. if only   C. in case   D. so that

 9.-Are you going to Toms birthday party?

  -_____.I might have to work.

A. It depends            B. Thank you        C. Sound great          D. Dont mention it

10.Im sorry I didnt phone you, but Ive been very busy_____ the past couple of weeks.

A. beyond                   B. with               C. among          D. over

11.When I got on the bus,I_____I had left my wallet at home.

A. was realizing        B. realized            C. have realized            D. would realize

12.The old town has narrow streets and small houses _____are built close to each other.

A. they               B. where           C. what             D. that

13.Weve offered her the job, but I dont know______ shell accept it.

A. where           B. what             C. whether                D. which

14. Theres a _____ in our office that when its somebodys birthday, they bring in a cake for us a ll to share.

 A. tradition    B. balance     C. concern     D. relationship

15. She was surprised to find the fridge empty; the child _____ everything!

 A. had been eating    B. had eaten   C. have eaten    D. have been eating





    Arthur  Miller(1915-2005)is universally  recognized  as one of the greatest dramatists of the 20th  century. Miller`s father  had  moved to the USA from  Austria HungaryD rawn like so many other by theGreat American  DreamHowe ver, he experienced severe financial hardship when his family business was ruined in the Great Depression of the  earlv l930s.

   Milles's most famous play, Death of a SaIesman, is a powerful attack on the American system.with its aggressive way of doing business and its insistence on money and social status as indicators of worth. In Willy Loman, the hero of the play, we see a man who has got into double with his worth. Willy is burnt out and in the cruel world of business there is no room for sentiment : if he can't do the work, then he is no good to his employer, the Wagner Company, and he must go. Willy is painfully aware of this, and at loss as to what t o do with his lack of sucess. He refuses to face the fact that he has failed and kills himself in the end.

     When it was first staged in 1949 ,the  play was greeted with enthusiastic revews,and it won the Tony Award for Best Play,the New York Drama Critics` Circle Award,and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.It was the first play to win all three of these major awards.

Millerl died  of hear failure at his home in Roxbury,Connecticut,on the even ing of February 10,2005,the 56th anniversary  of the first performance of Death of a Salesman on Broadway.


16. Why did Arthur Miller' s father move to the USA?

A. He suffered from severe hunger in his home country.

B. He was attracted by the "Great American Dream.

C. He hoped to make his son a dramatist.     

D. His family business failed.

17. The play Death of a Salesman

 A. exposes the cruelty of the American business world     

 B. discusses the ways to get promoted in a company   

 C. talks about the business career of Arthur Miller

 D. focuses on the skills in doing business

18. What can we learn about Willy Loman?

 A. He treats his employer badly.   

 B. He runs the Wagner Company.    

 C. He is a victim of the American system.

 D. He is regarded as a hero by his colleagues.

19. After it was flist staged, Death of a Salesman

 A. achieved huge success                   

 B.won the first Tony Award

 C. was warmly welcomed by salesmen         

 D. was severely attacked by dramatists

20. What is the text mainly about?

A. Arthur Miller and his family.               

B. The awards Arthur Miller won.

C. The hardship Arthur Miller experienced.   

D.Arthur Miller and his best-known play.



    Tim Richter and his wife, Linda, had taught for over 30 years near Buffalo, New York--he in computers, she in special education. "Teaching means everything to us," Tim would say. In April1998, he learned he would need a heart operation. It was the kind of news that leads to some serious thinking about life's purpose.

    Not long after the surgery, Tim saw a brochure describing Imagination Library, a program started by Dolly Parton' s foundation (基金会) that mailed a book every month to children from birth to age five in the singer's home town of Sevier, Tennessee.I thought, maybe Linda and I could do something like this when we retire," Tim recalls.  He placed the brochure on his desk, "as a reminder."

    Five years later, now retired and with that brochure still on the desk, Tim clicked on imagination library .com. The program had been opened up to partners who could take advantage of book and postage discounts.

The quality of the books was of great concern to the Richters. Rather than sign up online, they went to Dollywood for a look-see. We didnt want to give the children rubbish, says Linda. The books-reviewed each year by teachers, literacy specialists and Dollywood board members-included classics such as Ezra Jack Keatss The Snowy Day and newer books like Anna Dewdneys Llama Llama series.

   Satisfied, the couple set up the Richter Family Foundation and got to work. Since 2004, they have shipped more than 12,200 books to preschoolers in their in their area. Megan Williams, a mother of four, is more than appreciative: This program introduces us to books Ive never heard of .

  The Richters spend about 400 a month sending books to 200 children. Some people sit there and wait to die, says Tim. Others get as busy as they can in the time they have left.


21What did Tim want to do after learning about Imagination Library?

 A.Give out brochures.                        B .Do something similar.

 C. Write books for children                    D. Retire from being a teacher.

22According to the text, Dollly Parton is           .

 A. a well-known surgeon                     B. a mother of a four-year-old

 C. a singer born in Tennessee                  D .a computer programmer

23Why did the Richters go to Dollywood?

 A. To avoid signing up online.

 B. To meet Dollywood board members.

 C. To make sure the books were the newest.

 D. To see if the books were of good quality.

24What can we learn from Tims words in the last paragraph?

 A. He needs more money to help the children.

 B. He wonders why some people are so busy.

 C. He tries to save those waiting to die.

 D. Hconsiders his efforts worthwhile.



   Diana Jacobs thought her family had a workable plan to pay for college for her 21-year-old twin sons: a combination of savings, income, scholarships, and a modest amount of borrowing. Then her husband lost his job, and the plan fell apart.

   I have two kids in college, and I want to say come home, but at the same time I want to provide them with a good education, says Jacobs.

 The Jacobs family did work out a solution: They asked and received more aid form the schools, and each son increased his borrowing to the maximum amount through the federal loan (贷款) program. They will each graduate with $20,000 of debt, but at least they will be able to finish school.

     With unemployment rising, financial aid administrators expect to hear more families like the Jacobs. More students are applying for aid, and more families expect to need student loans. College administrators are concerned that they will not have enough aid money to go around.

     At the same time, tuition(学费)continues to rise. A report from the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education found that college tuition and fees increa sed 439% from 1982 to 2007, while average family income rose just 147%. Student borrowing has more than doubled in the last decade,

     If we go on this way for another 25years, we wont have an affordable system of higher education, says Patrick M. Callan, president of the center. The middle class families have been financing it through debt. They will send kids to college whatever it takes, even if that means a huge amount of debt.

    Financial aid administrators have been having a hard time as many companies decide that student loans are not profitable enough and have stopped making them. The good news, however, is that federal loans account for about three quarters of student borrowing, and the government says that money will flow uninterrupted.


25. How did the Jacobs manage to solve their problem?

     A. They asked their kids to come home.

     B. They borrowed $20,000 from the school.

     C. They encouraged their twin sons to do part-time jobs.

     D. They got help from the school and the federal government.

26. Financial aid administrators believe that _______.

     A. more families will face the same problem as the Jacobses

     B. the government will receive more letters of complaint

     C. college tuition fees will double soon

     D. Americas unemployment will fall

27.What can we learn about the middle class families from the text?

 A. They blamed the government for the tuition increase.

 B. Their income remained steady in the last decade.

 C. They will try their best to send kids to college.

 D. Their debts will be paid off within 25 years.

28.According to the last paragraph, the government will       .

 A. provide most students will scholarships

 B. dismiss some financial aid administrators

 C. stop the companies from making student loans

 D. go on providing financial support for college students

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