1. I got to the airport only to find that the plane had left______.
A. for ten minutes B. since ten minutes ago
C. ten minutes D. ten minutes before
2. The committee for local development asked that the highway______ alongside the railway.
A. be built B. must build
C. should build D. will be built
3. John worked for more than ten years in a high school ______ the university.
A. attach to B. be attached to
C. attached to D. attaching to
4. Scarcely had Mary closed the door ______ heard the telephone ring.
A. when B. after
C. then D. if
5. I have always regretted ______ studied harder at school.
A. not to have B. not having
C. to have not D. having not
6. Tom, ______ he had done, could at first say nothing.
A. horrified by that B. horrifying by that
C. horrified by what D. horrifying by what
7. Jack said he ______ his teacher that he won the first place in the English speech contest.
A. owed it to B. owed
C. owed to it D. owed to
8. ______ , Bob’s lecture offers much background information beyond the textbook.
A. As it is short B. As short as it is
C. Short it is D. Short as it is
9. Cynthia was not well adapted to the life in the remote village, ______ there were so few distractions.
A. what B. which
C. where D. why
10. He was out of practice for two months. Now he must work harder and ______ the lost time.
A. put up with B. add up to
C. go in for D. make up for
11. According to some social scientists, teenage girls who become pregnant are more ______ to drop out of school than those who don’t.
A. like B. possible
C. possibly D. likely
12. He took the medicine but it didn’t have the expected ______ .
A. answer B. result
C. effect D. affect
13. The teachers took great ______ to make their lessons easy and interesting for their pupils.
A. efforts B. pains
C. work D. responsibility
14. He took a quick glance through the ______ of the small suitcase on the seat.
A. contents B. contexts
C. objects D. subjects
15. ______ their high sense of responsibility and experience, they wouldn’t have completed the project ahead of schedule.
A. On account of B. In spite of
C. But for D. Due to
16. ______ having names, the roads in New York are numbered and the higher the number, the further north and “up” in the city you are.
A. Because of B. Instead of
C. Despite D. Besides
17. If we learn to see what we have to offer one another, then we can ______ our misunderstandings and work towards peace.
A. set out B. set aside
C. set off D. set down
18. ______ on the hilltop, a beautiful scene lay before me.
A. Standing B. As standing
C. I stood D. As I stood
19. The death of her son in a car accident was a big blow to her. She just couldn’t ______ it.
A. get over B. get rid of
C. get through D. get away with
20. Since you need the book badly, you might ______ buy a copy though it is expensive.
A. as well as B. much as well
C. as good as D. just as well
II．认真阅读下面两篇短文，每篇短文后有五个问题。根据短文的内容从四个选项中选择一个最佳答案，写在答题纸相应的位置上。(本大题共1 O小题，每小题2分，共 20分)
Agnes Miller was one of the earliest leaders of the women’s liberation movement in the United States. She was born on a farm in Missouri in 1892. She had a very happy life as a child. She was the only daughter and the youngest child of five. Her parents and her brothers always treated her as their favorite.
In 1896, the family moved to Chicago. Three years later they moved back to St. Louis where Agnes spent the rest of her childhood. She enjoyed her years in school and was an outstanding student of mathematics. She was also quite skillful as a painter.
It was when Agnes went off to college that she first became aware that women were not treated as equals. She didn’t like being treated unequally but she tried not to notice it. After graduating from college she tried to get a job in her major field-physics. She soon found it was almost impossible for a woman.
It took Agnes a full year to look for a job. Finally she gave up in anger. She began writing letters of protest to various newspapers. An editor in New York liked her ideas very much. He specially liked her style. He asked her to do a series of stories on the difficulties women had in finding a job.
She traveled to several large cities to write stories about them. Her articles began to appear in more and more newspapers. She decided to write a book in support of women’s liberation. The book became a bestseller. She also began to write detective stories and published several books of poetry. But it was her work on equal rights for women that provided most of her income. Although she never saw full equal rights for women, she never gave up her fight. And she showed many other women the way to continue the fight.
21. How many children did Mr. and Mrs. Miller have?
A. Only one. B. Four.
C. Five. D. Six.
22. When did Agnes Miller’s family moved back to St. Louis?
A. In 1892. B. In 1893.
C. In 1896. D. In 1899.
23. What subjects was Agnes Miller good at when she was in school?
A. Physics and painting. B. Mathematics and painting.
C. Writing and mathematics. D. Physics and writing.
24. What did Agnes Miller realize when she was in college?
A. Men and women were unequal.
B. It was impossible for a woman to be a scientist.
C. She could become a leader of women’s liberation.
D. She would not find a job after graduating from college.
25. According to last paragraph, Agnes Miller ______.
A. became rich because of her work on equal rights
B. did a lot of writing to support women’s liberation
C. succeeded in her fight for equal rights for women
D. also wrote detective stories and poetry
Jogging has become the most popular individual sport in USA. It has become commonplace to see people of all ages running along city streets, in parks and along special jogger’s trails that have been built in some cities. Many theories, even some mystical ones, have been advanced to explain the popularity of jogging. The plain truth is that jogging is a cheap, quick, and efficient way to maintain physical fitness.
The most useful sort of exercise is exercise that develops the heart, lungs, and circulatory systems. If these systems are fit, the body is ready for almost any sport and for almost any sudden demand made by work or emergencies. One can train more specifically as by developing strength for weight lifting or the ability to run straight ahead for short distances with great power as in football, but running trains your heart and lungs to deliver oxygen more efficiently to all parts of your body. It is worth noting that this sort of exercise is the only kind that can reduce heart disease, the number one cause of death in USA. Only one sort of equipment is needed—a good pair of shoes. Physicians advise beginning joggers not to try to run in tennis or gym shoes. Many design advances have been made in only the last several years that make an excellent running shoe essential if a runner wishes to develop as quickly as possible, with as little chance of injury as possible. A good running shoe will have a soft pad for absorbing shock, as well as a slightly built-up heel and a full heel cup that will give the knee and ankle more stability. A wise investment in good shoes will prevent blisters and foot, ankle, and knee injuries and will enable the wearer to run on paved or soft surface.
No other special equipment is needed, you can jog in any clothing you desire, even your street clothes. Many joggers wear expensive, warm-up suits, but just as many wear a simple gym shorts and a T-shirt. In fact, many people just jog in last year’s clothes. In cold weather, several layers of clothing are better than one heavy sweater or coat. If joggers are wearing several layers of clothing, they can add or subtract layers as conditions change. It takes surprisingly little time to develop the ability to run. The American Jogging Association has a twelve-week program designed to move from a fifteen-minute walk to a thirty-minute run. A measure of common sense, a physical examination and planned schedule are all it takes.
26. The main purpose of this passage is to ______ .
A. show jogging is the most favored exercise
B. discuss jogging as a way to keep physical fitness
C. describe the type of clothing needed for jogging
D. provide scientific evidence of the benefits of jogging
27. The most useful kind of exercise is exercise that______.
A. trains the body for weight lifting
B. is both beneficial and inexpensive
C. develops the heart, lungs, and circulatory systems
D. enables one to run for short distances with great power
28. We can infer from this passage that ______ .
A. jogging helps Americans reduce heart disease
B. jogging can be harmful if the runnner is not properly prepared
C. warm-up suits are preferable to gym shorts and T-shirts
D. jogging is bad for the ankles and knees
29. The underlined word “absorbing”.(Line 13, Paragraph 2) means ______.
A. taking in B. putting in
C. increasing D. producing
30. The tone of the passage can be best described as ______.
A. doubtful B. hostile
C. approving D. ironic
31. donation 32. rarely
33. murder 34. antidote
35. audience 36. customary
37. conceited 38. survival
39. impatient 40. doubtful
41. although 42. generous
43. business 44. malicious
45. beneath 46. quarter
47. chimney 48. messenger
49. paragraph 50. mechanic
nothing inside wished punished
outside by toward chance
anything from of shut
The prisoner had waited many months for help, but none had come. Now he felt he would do
51 to gain his liberty, to be free again to go about the world as he 52 But he could think of no means of escape.
He spent many hours thinking 53 his life before he was captured, regretting the mistakes he had made and dreaming of the joys he had known. And over and over he said to himself that he was being 54 for no reason. He was guilty of no crime, but he had not been given a 55 to explain the events.
Then one night the guard who sat just 56 the prisoner’s door fell asleep. When he noticed this, the prisoner was struck 57 a feeling of hope.
Silently the prisoner moved 58 the guard. Very gently he lifted the ring of keys 59 the guard’s belt. Then he turned and crept toward the door. Could he work the lock from the 60 ? The key turned and the door swung open.
It’s a funny thing about money. If you haven’t got it, you think it’s the most 61 thing in the world. That’s what I used 62 think, too. I don’t think that way any 63 , though, and I learned the hard way. When I was 64 school, We had this English master. He was always quoting to us 65 famous writers. I wasn’t very interested, and I don’t remember much 66 it now. But it’s funny 67 things come back to you. He 68 to say: “When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers.” Sounds a bit silly, doesn’t it? Well, I didn’t understand it then, 69 , but I can tell you what it means now. It means if you want
70 really badly, you’ll probably get it. But you’ll probably get it in a way you don’t expect.
71. According to the author of The Time Message, you may feel that you have ______ on your hands at the beginning of a semester.
72. In The Trashman, when Dr. Coleman said hello to people on the route, the response was either nothing at all, or______.
73. The writing of dictionary is not a task of ______ about the “true meanings” of words, but a task of recording.
74. According to Dr. Applebaum, the greatest danger of television is that______.
75. William Strickland was wanted by the police because he was suspected of______.
76. According to the author of The English Character, the best known quality of the British is ______.
77. In Freedom in Dying, Jim chose to stay at home even during his medical treatment because ______.
78. According to The Emotional Bank Account- Secrets of Happy Families, if you have a high balance in your Emotional Bank Account, it means your communication is ______ .
79. In Happiness, the author writes that money is not______.
80. A young lady ordered a pair of red shoes but refused to pay for them. Based on this little story, Andersen later wrote his famous fairy tale ______ .