第一节 单项填空(共 15 小题;每小题 1 分,满分 15 分) 21. Although he knew ________little about ______large amount of work done in the field, he succeeded where more well-informed experimenters failed. A. a; the B. 不填;the C. a; 不填 D. the; a 22. --- I promise to go shopping with you if you help me with the housework. --- ______ You are the last person to keep a promise. A. That's great! B. How come? C. I don't agree. D. Come off it! 23. People hope to become more ______ in predicting earthquakes. A. absolute B. steady C. ideal D. accurate 24. _________ you told me in secret, I had heard nothing about it. A. While B. Until C. After D. Since 2 5. Student loan is supposed to provide financial support for people who would ______ not be able to go to college.otherwise B. meanwhile C. therefore D. nevertheless 26. Finally we decided to fly to France for the winter holiday on our first stop, ________ we planned to stay for three days. A. when B. there C. which D. where 27. On hearing the news, the president _____ his visit to Australia and returned home immediately. A. broke off B. went off C. kept off D. took off 28. Sorry for not having got what you wanted. She kept her mouth shut and just said __________. A. that’s her feet of clay B. a little bird told her C. she wanted to kill the fatted calf D. she was the salt of the earth 29. Each member country WTO must ___________ its laws and regulations and compete on the principle of fairness and cooperation. A. submit to B. cater to C. correspond to D. relate to 30. Remember to send me a photo of your son the next time you ____________to me. A. are writing B. will write C. write D. would write

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31. We’ve got a general idea of what we want, but nothing __________ at the time. A. concrete B. ordinary C. abstract D. standard 32. --- Are you married? ---No, still______. A. one B. single C. separate D. myself. 33. After the flood, what the government did first was to provide __________ for the homeless families. A. furniture B. occupation C. accommodation D. equipment 34. _____ he can hardly read is ____ he is slow in mind. A. What; that B. That; what C. What; because D. That; because 35. He is out of work, feeling as if he has _____nothing. A. established B. accomplished C. abolished D. guaranteed 第二节 完形填空(共 20 小题;每小题 1 分,满分 20 分) It was hard to accept, but the horrible day had finally arrived. I still remember the tears in my six-year-old sister’s eyes as she looked around the 36 closet in wonder. The space once filled with 37 clothes now held only loneliness and sorrow. This little child had come to the 38 that her father was gone. He had 39 us, and there was simply no way to change it. Being the 40 of four girls has never been easy, but with the departure of our father, our 41 and dreams were ruined beyond repair. My mother, the most amazingly warm-hearted person in the world, worked harder than anyone should simply to 42 our broken family. However, long hours at work often prevented her from 43 being there in our times of need. This is where I have acted as the temporary 44 of my three small sisters. Many students 45 essays about their leadership positions in school and the com munity, but I 46 that my greatest accomplishment is the 47 I have played within my own family.

The senior year in high school is not 48 for anyone, especially when it feels like the entire world is 49 on your shoulders. I’ve been trying hard to fulfill the dream my mother 50 for my future. She was not able to 51 her college education due to lack of money, 52 this success is her top priority(优先考虑的事) for her 53 . A leader is described as one who has influence on others. I hope that my leadership 54 the lives of my sisters and everyone around me. In 55 myself to my family and school, I have set goals that I will accomplish great things. 36. A. heavy B. full C. empty D. broken 37. A. her B. his C. our D. their 38. A. protection B. prediction C. realization D. imagination 39. A. left B. avoided C. controlled D. believed 40. A. busiest B. happiest C. smartest D. oldest 41. A. career B. world C. school D. company 42. A. examine B. suit C. enjoy D. mend 43. A. physically B. carefully C. mentally D. proudly 44. A. caretaker B. playmate C. teacher D. friend 45. A. hate B. write C. learn D. teach 46. A. ignore B. feel C. deny D. regret 47. A. card B. music C. role D. game 48. A. sad B. boring C. hard D. simple 49. A. resting B. working C. focusing D. basing 50. A. abandons B. explains C. continues D. holds 51. A. give B. complete C. survive D. forget 52. A. as B. but C. so D. or 53. A. future B. job C. family D. children 54. A. saves B. risks C. affects D. spends 55. A. presenting B. devoting C. connecting D. attaching 第三部分 阅读理解(共 15 小题;每小题 2 分,满分 30 分) A Du Fu, the famous Tang Dynasty poet, is getting the business these days. In response to the 1,300th anniversary of the poet’s birth, the meme, “Du Fu is busy,” is spreading through the Internet and turning the iconic poet into a figure of fun. A meme is a cultural phenomenon. It’s an idea or image that somehow strikes a chord with Internet users and prompts them to comment on it, change it, or use it in different situations. In Du’s case, the meme is a picture of the poet taken from a textbook. The picture shows a very serious Du sitting on a rock, clothed in loose robes. His chin is pointed resolutely upward and his eyes gaze calmly into the distance. It is a picture of a man with a great mind and a heroic spirit. That image is changed in the meme. Du Fu is now seen holding a gun or listening to an iPod or dressed as a Japanese cartoon character. In today’s world, it seems fewer people respect great minds or heroic spirits. This is sad because it means we are losing our sense of idealism. Du Fu led a life of poverty and humiliation. I visited his thatched cottage in Chengdu and imagined the hardship he endured: the loneliness, the cold, and the hunger. Yet, hardship didn’t kill his spirit, and his great poetry reflects his inner strength. Internet users may find that giving Du Fu the business is entertaining, but it cannot diminish his greatness. And that enduring image of greatness is the one that truly matters. 56. Which expression can be used to replace the underlined part in Para. 1? A. getting along very well with his business B. getting busier and busier C. becoming a successful businessman D. being made to look foolish 57. Which of the following pictures is mentioned in the passage? A. B. C. D.

58. What’s the main idea of the passage? A. Meme is more and more popular. C. Du Fu is getting the business.

B. Du Fu is no longer a famous poet. D. Du Fu has become a new hero.

B Culture is one of the most challenging elements of the international marketplace. This system of learned behavior patterns characteristic of the members of a given society is constantly shaped by a set of dynamic variables: language, religion, values and attitudes, manners and customs, aesthetics, technology, education, and social institutions. To cope with this system, an international manager needs both factual and interpretive knowledge of culture. To some extent, the factual knowledge can be learned; its interpretation comes only through experience. The most complicated problems in dealing with the cultural environment lie in the fact that one cannot learn culture—one has to live it. Two schools of thought exist in the business world on how to deal with cultural diversity. One is that business is business the world ar ound, following the model of Pepsi and McDonald’s. In some cases, globalization is a fact of life; however, cultural differences are still far from converging (会合). The other school proposes that companies must adapt business approaches to individual cultures. Setting up policies and procedures in each country has been compared to an organ transplant; the critical question centers around acceptance or rejection. The major challenge to the international manager is to make sure that rejection is not a result of cultural myopia(近视) or even blindness. Fortune examined the international performance of a dozen large companies that earn 20 percent or more of their revenue overseas. The internationally successful companies all share an important quality: patience. They have not rushed into situations but rather built their operations carefully by following the most basic business principles. These principles are to know your adversary(对手), know your audience, and know your customer. 59. According to the passage, which of the following is true? A. All international managers can learn culture. B. Business diversity is not necessary. C. Views differ on how to treat culture in business world. D. Most people do not know foreign culture well. 60. According to the author, the model of Pepsi___________________. A. is in line with the theories that the business is business the world around B. is different from the model of McDonald’s C. shows the reverse of globalization D. has converged cultural differences 61. The two schools of thought_____________________. A. both propose that companies should adapt business approaches to individual cultures B. both advocate that different policies be set up in different countries C. both admit the existence of cultural diversity in business world D. both A and B 62. This article is supposed to be most useful for those _____________________. A. who are interested in researching the topic of cultural diversity B. who have connections to more than one type of culture C. who want to travel abroad D. who want to run business on International Scale

Teaching Boys: Developing classroom practices that work Amanda Keddie and Martin Mills Bridges the gap between theory and practice to offer a practical and sustainable framework for teaching boys in classrooms of all levels. Sales points

? Teaching boys remains one of the most concerned issues in education today ? Many books have been published analysing why boys perform less well than girls, and why some boys struggle at school. But they don’t show teachers what will work: this book does ? The authors offer a research-based framework for classroom strategies that work with boys—and don’t disadvantage girls Description Boys’ education continues to be a focus of public anxiety among teachers. Concern about boys’ general educational under-achievement and the impact this under-achievement has on the boys themselves, as well as on the broader society, continues to fuel disagreement and debate on the best approach to take in response. Teaching Boys provides a framework for developing practical and sustainable ways to improve boys’ education. The book indicates how what teachers do in the classroom can enable boys’ academic and social outcomes. With detailed case studies, Keddie & Mills outline a range of practical classroom strategies that will assist teachers to meet the challenge of teaching boys, without neglecting the girls in the process. About the Authors Amanda Keddie is a researcher at the University of Queensland. Her research interests and teaching areas focus on classroom teaching, curriculum and educational sociology. Martin Mills is Associate Professor in the School of Education at the University of Queensland. He has written several books, and is co-author of Teachers and Schooling Making a Difference (Allen & Unwin, 2010). 63. The purpose of this passage is ________. A. to promote classroom teaching B. to advertising a book C. to analyzing boys’ academic performance D. to introduce two educators 64. What problem is NOT mentioned in the passage? A. Boys’ general educational under-achievement and its impact. B. Teachers’ anxiety to teach boys. C. Lack of practical strategies for teaching boys. D. Public opinions on classroom teaching. 65. The book Teaching Boys is intended for ________. A. parents B. teachers C. students D. boys 66. What can we know from the passage? A. Teachers’ concern makes the disagreement and debate on the best approach more heated. B. Teachers’ concern brings about the disagreement and debate on the best approach. C. The strategies recommended by the book are of no benefit to girls. D. Teaching boys to improve their achievement is a newly-raised issue. D The longest bull run in a century of art-market history ended on a dramatic note with a sale of 56 works by Damien Hirst, Beautiful Inside My Head Forever, at Sotheby’s in London on September 15th 2008. All but two pieces sold, fetching more than £70m, a record for a sale by a single artist. It was a last victory. As the auctioneer called out bids, in New York one of the oldest banks on Wall Street, Lehman Brothers, filed for bankruptcy, starting the most severe financial crisis since the 1920s. The world art market had already been losing momentum(势头) for a while after rising confusingly since 2003. At its peak in 2007 it was worth some $65 billion, thinks Clare McAndrew, founder of Arts Economics, a research firm — double the figure five years earlier. Since then it may have come down to $50 billion. Bu t the market generates interest far beyond its size because it brings together great wealth, enormous egos(自负), greed, passion and controversy in a way matched by few other industries. In the weeks and months that followed Mr. Hirst’s sale, spending of any sort became deeply

unfashionable. In the art world that meant collectors stayed away from galleries and salerooms. Sales of contemporary art fell by two-thirds, and in the most overheated sector, they were down by nearly 90% in the year to November 2008. Within weeks the world’s two biggest auction houses, Sotheby’s and Christie’s, had to pay out nearly $200m in guarantees to clients who had placed works for sale with them. The current downturn in the art market is the worst since the Japanese stopped buying Impressionists at the end of 1989. This time experts suppose that prices are about 40% down on their peak on average, though some have been far more volatile (动荡的). But Edward Dolman, Christie’s chief executive, says, “I’m pretty confident we’re at the bottom.” What makes this fall different from the last, he says, is that there are still buyers in the market, while in the early 1990s, when interest rates were high, there was no demand even though many collectors wanted to sell. Christie’s earnings in the first half of 2009 were still higher than in the first half of 2006. Almost everyone who was interviewed for this special report said that the biggest problem at the moment is not a lack of demand but a lack of good work to sell. The three Ds — death, debt and divorce — still deliver works of art to the market. But anyone who does not have to sell is keeping away, waiting for confidence to return. 67. In the first paragraph, Damie n Hirst’s sale was referred to as “a last victory” because _______. A. the art market had witnessed a succession of victories B. the auctioneer finally got the two pieces at the highest bids C. Beautiful inside My Head Forever won over all masterpieces D. it was successfully made just before the world financial crisis 68. What do we learn about the art market from the passage? A. Nobody has confidence in the future of the art market. B. The art market surpassed many other industries in momentum. C. The art market generally went downward in various ways. D. Sales of contemporary art rose dramatically from 2007 to 2008. 69. The three Ds mentioned in the last paragraph are . A. auction houses’ favorites B. contemporary trends C. factors promoting artwork circulation D. styles representing impressionists 70. What is mainly discussed in the passage? A. Art market in decline. B. Up-to-date art auctions. C. Volatility of art prices. D. Shifted interest in arts. 第四部分:任务型阅读 (共 10 小题;每小题 1 分,满分 10 分) Simply increasing physical activity levels alone is unlikely to reduce body weight in young children, and therefore will probably not prevent obesity (肥胖), although it may set the stage for a healthier lifestyle, the results of a study conducted in Scotland suggest. Instead, a combination of increased physical activity and other lifestyle changes like sticking to a healthy diet may be needed to stop the trend of obesity. “Many children are obese, even at preschool age,” Dr John J. Reilly from the University of Glasgow and his colleagues note in the British Medical Journal. Considering the general lack of evidence on proper ways to prevent obesity in this age group, Reilly’s team had 545 children from 36 nursery schools in the “Movement and Activity Glasgow Intervention (干预) in Children” or MAGIC trial. The trial was specifically designed to see if an increase in activity could reduce body mass index (身体质量指数). Each week for 24 weeks roughly half of the preschoolers, who were an average of 4.2 years old, participated in three 30-minute active workouts while at nursery school and their parents were encouraged to increase the child’s activity levels at home. The other half of the children, servi ng as contrasts, followed their usual nursery school schedule. According to the researchers, the physical activity intervention had no significant effect on body mass index of the children. However, compared with contrast children, intervention children show greater gains in body movement skills, which, the researchers say, may increase confidence in physical ability, perhaps

increasing the opportunities of future participation in physical activity or sports. In a word, Reilly and his colleagues suggest that “successful interventions to prevent obesity in early childhood may require changes not just at nursery, school, and home, but in the wider environment. Changes in other behaviors, including diet, may also be necessary.”

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