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121. On the one hand, it is indisputable that boarding schools are exerting a growing important effect, especially in last few years.

  一方面,寄宿学校正在发挥越来越重要的作用,尤其是最近几年,这是无可争辩的。

  122. Students attend a boarding school would cultivate their independence as apart from their parents.

  离开父母上寄宿学校的学生将会培养他们的独立性。

  123. Whats more, living in school can save them a great deal of time on the way between home and school everyday, so they would be able to concentrate more time and energy on their academic work.

  而且,生活在学校里能节省大量每天往返于学校和家的路上的时间,这会使他们有更多的时间和精力放在学习上。

  124. On the other hand, the contribution of day schools cant be ignored.

  另一方面,日制学校的贡献是不能忽视的

  125. Due to high tuition fee, most of ordinary families cannot afford to send their children to boarding schools.

因为较高的学费,大部分普通家庭支付不起他们的孩子上寄宿学校的费用。

 

1.  They ______ on the program for almost one week before I joined them,  and now we _____on it as no good results have come out so far.

A.  had been working; are still working    B.  had worked; were still working

C.  have been working; have worked      D.  have worked; are still working

2.  It would be a good idea to use a plastic bottle,  ___cut off,  as a container to grow young plants in.

A.  of which the top      B.  the top is      

C.  the top of which      D.  with its top

3.  ______ is it _____ has made Peter _____ he is today?

A.  What; that; that           B.  That; that; what          

C.  What; what; that         D.  What; that; what

4.  Before he went abroadhe spent as much time as he _____ English.
A.  could learning              B.  learned          C.  to learn         D.  could learn

5.  The person we talked about ____ our school last week

  Avisiting   Bwill visit    Cvisited    Dhas visited

 

 

      Unless we spend money to spot and prevent asteroids (小行星) now, one might crash into Earth and destroy life as we know it, say some scientists.

      Asteroids are bigger versions of the meteoroids (流星) that race across the night sky. Most orbit the sun far from Earth and don’t threaten us. But there are also thousands of asteroids whose orbits put them on a collision course with Earth.

      Buy $50 million worth of new telescopes right now. Then spend $10 million a year for the next 25 years to locate most of the space rocks. By the time we spot a fatal one, the scientists say, we’ll have a way to change its course.

      Some scientists favor pushing asteroids off course with nuclear weapons. But the cost wouldn’t be cheap.

      Is it worth it? Two things that experts consider when judging any risk are: 1) How likely the event is; and 2) How bad the consequences if the event occurs. Experts think an asteroid big enough to destroy lots of life might strike Earth once every 500,000 years. Sounds pretty rare—but if one did fall, it would be the end of the world. “If we don’t take care of these big asteroids, they’ll take care of us,” says one scientist. “It’s that simple.”

      The cure, though, might be worse than the disease. Do we really want fleets of nuclear weapons sitting around on Earth? “The world has less to fear from doomsday (毁灭性的)rocks than from a great nuclear fleet set against them,” said a New York Times article.

 

1.   What does the passage say about asteroids and meteoroids?

       A) They are heavenly bodies different in composition.

       B) They are heavenly bodies similar in nature.

       C) There are more asteroids than meteoroids.

       D) Asteroids are more mysterious than meteoroids.

2.   What do scientists say about the collision of an asteroid with Earth?

       A) It is very unlikely but the danger exists.

       B) Such a collision might occur once every 25 years.

       C) Collisions of smaller asteroids with Earth occur more often than expected.

       D) It’s still too early to say whether such a collision might occur.

3.   What do people think of the suggestion of using nuclear weapons to alter the courses of asteroids?

       A) It sounds practical but it may not solve the problem.

       B) It may create more problems than it might solve.

       C) It is a waste of money because a collision of asteroids with Earth is very unlikely.

       D) Further research should be done before it is proved applicable.

4.   We can conclude from the passage that ______________.

       A) while pushing asteroids off course nuclear weapons would destroy the world

       B) asteroids racing across the night sky are likely to hit Earth in the near future

C) the worry about asteroids can be left to future generations since it is unlikely to happen in our lifetime

       D) workable solutions still have to be found to prevent a collision of asteroids with Earth

5.   Which of the following best describes the author’s tone in this passage?

       A) Optimistic.

       B) Critical.

       C) Objective.

       D) Arbitrary.

 

 

 

 

 

Coming home from school that dark winter day so long ago, I was filled with excitement of having the weekend off. But I was   1   into stillness by what I saw. Mother, seated at the far end of the sofa,   2  , with the second-hand green typewriter on the table. She told me that she couldnt type fast and then she was out of w0rk. My shock and embarrassment(尴尬)at finding Mother in tears was a perfect proof of how   3   I understood the pressures on her. Sitting beside her on the sofa, I began very   4   to understand. I guess we all have to   5   sometime, Mother said quietly. I could   6   her pain and the tension(压力)of   7   the strong feelings that were interrupted by my arrival. Suddenly, something inside me   8  . I reached out and put my arms around her. She broke then. She put her face   9   my shoulder and sobbed. I held her   10   and didnt try to talk. I knew I was doing what I should, what I could   11   it was enough. In that moment, feeling Mothers   12   with feelings, I understood f0r the first time her being so easy to   13  . She was still my mother,   14   she was something   15  : a person like me, capable of fear and   16   and failure. I could feel her pain as she must have felt mine on a thousand occasions(场合)when I sought   17   in her arms.

A week later Mother took a job selling dry goods at half the salary the radio station   18  . Its a job I can do, thoughshe said simply. But the evening practice on the old green typewriter continued. I had a very   19   feeling now when I passed her do0r at night and heard her tapping   20   across the paper. I knew there was something m0re going on in there than a woman learning to type.

 

1. A. tired          B. ashamed     C. lazy           D. shocked

  2. A. crying           B. smiling     C. thinking       D. whispering

  3. A. eagerly      B. w0rriedly       C. little         D. much

  4. A. quickly      B. slowly         C. suddenly       D. proudly

  5. A. fail         B. win         C. fall sick      D. give in

  6. A. know of      B. watch          C. sense          D. recognize

  7. A. holding back B. putting away C. sitting up     D. stopping from

  8. A. lit up           B. came true    C. turned         D. increased

  9. A. to            B. up         C. through     D. against

  10. A. tightly     B. thoughtfully C. carefully      D. politely

  11. A. and that    B. now that       C. but that       D. so that

  12. A. hand        B. face           C. hair           D. back

  13. A. content     B. break          C. fall           D. understand

  14. A. theref0re       B. however      C. yet        D. though

  15. A. m0re        B. much           C. little         D. huge

  16. A. wound       B. defeat         C. cut        D. hurt

  17. A. kindness    B. mem0ry      C. comf0rt    D. supp0rt

  18. A. supplied    B. offered     C. paid f0r       D. contributed

  19. A. different       B. hard           C. pleasant       D. serious

  20. A. off         B. away           C. out        D. through

 

 

  

 

 

1-5 ADDAC 

 

 

1. B   2. A 3. B 4. D 5. C

KEY: 15DACBA     610 CACDA      1115ADBCA     1620DCBAB

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