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He accused the prime minister of burnishing his own image while folding under pressure.

  他指责总理一方面在压力下退缩,一方面给自己脸上贴金。 ----1321

That she felt shy and unsure of herself, she says now, makes me laugh out loud. ----------黄惠彦

 Since it has been used in several rounds, it is necessary for us to examine whether such a response from the policymakers has worked the way it was meant to do. --1417

  The two leaders stated that both countries would develop good-neighborly and friendly relations on the basis of mutual respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity, non-aggression, non-interference in each others internal affairs, equality and mutual benefit and peaceful co-existence.

 

两位领导人声明,两国将在互相尊重主权和领土完整,互不侵犯,互不干涉内政,平等互利与和平共处的基础上发展睦邻友好关系。---0921

 

Love-China T-shirts appeared when the Olympic Torch bearer was attacked in Paris. After a series of incidents, people in the country, even all over the world, wore the shirts to show their love ______ China.

Called wenhuashan in Chinese, these T-shirts display the wearers personality and ideas. Now ______ summer coming, aiguo wenhuashan, Love-China T-shirts, dot the streets.

 

                                                                                     -----1428

 We have all been drenched ______ tears over the loss of so many brothers and sisters. The wailing of mothers and fathers, the sight of dust-covered bodies of teenagers, cold and pale, pulled from the debris, haunt us day and night. The chilly rain, which exacerbated the misery, serves as a manifestation of our collective mourning. -----1402

 

 The death toll of the May 12 earthquake in southwest Chinas Sichuan Province has claimed 62,664 lives and left 358,816 injured and 23,775 ______[miss] as of 12:00 am Sunday, according to the State Council Information Office. ----1321 

 

 Simply having and desiring more things won't fetch any happiness, suggests a new study, ______ reveals a more nuanced approach to life - individuals who appreciate what they have tend to be happier than others. ----1321

Insight into these processes points to ways in which we may be able to alleviate the effects______ ageing.   1316

 

 

 

   

 

32.(1)___a___ what the schoolmaster said, the girl’s face turned red.

 

(2)____b___ what the schoolmaster said, she was encouraged.

 

A. After she heard B. After hearing C. To hear D. To be heard

 

 

34.(1)The letter “X” can _______ an unknown number.

 

A. be used to express B. be used to expressingC. use to express D. use for expressing

 

(2)Johnson _______ up now.

 

A. used to get B. is used to getting C. is used to get D. used to getting

 

35.(1)I’ll do whatever I can ______ my English.

 

A. improve B. to improve C. improving D. to improving

 

(2)He said he could _______ me with my English.

 

A. to help B. helping C. have helped D. help

 

36.(1)______ hearing the news, he rushed out.

 

A. On B. In C. By D. At

 

(2)They enjoyed ________ the news of his safe return.

 

A. on B. in C. by D. at

 

 

 

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise (调味汁) jar and the beer.

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar were full. They agreed that it was.

       So the professor then picked up a box of pebbles(卵石) and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar ________[light]. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar were full. They agreed it was.

       The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar were full. The students responded with a unanimous yes. The professor then produced two cans ________ beer from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space ________ the sand.

       The students laughed. "Now," said the professor, as the laughter subsided, "I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important thingsyour family, your children, your health, your friends, your favorite passionsthings that if everything else was lost, and only they remained, your life would still be full.

       "The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house, your car. The sand is everything else--the small stuff. " he continued, "If you put the sand into the jar first, there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you. Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take your partner out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal. ________[Take] care of the golf balls first, the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand."

       One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the beer represented.

       The professor smiled. "I'm glad you asked. It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of beers."

41.What can we learn from the passage?

A. What the professor did was too tiring.

B. What the professor did tells us how to get on well with our life.

C. What the professor did requires us to drink a beer every day.

D. What the professor did suggests us to enjoy life and less work.

42.What is the right order according to the passage?

a. The professor picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar.

b. The professor picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar.

c. The professor picked up a mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls.

d. The professor then produced two cans of beer from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar.

A. abcd                        B. acbd                        C. dcba                 D. cbad

43.What does the underlined word “unanimous” mean?

A. agreed                      B. disagreed                  C. boring               D. disordered

44.What did the professor mean by saying the underlined sentence in the sixth paragraph?

A. If you spend all your time and energy on the work, you will never enjoy life.

B. If you spend all your time and energy in enjoying life, you will waste your work.

C. If you spend all your time and energy in drinking beers, you will never play with your family.

D. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never do the important things.

45.What is the best title of the passage?

A. Life and a Can of Beer                                  B. Golf, Pebbles and Sand

C. How to Work with Your Staff                        D. How to Deal with Your Spare Time

 

 

 

 

阅读下面短文,掌握其大意,然后从21 ─ 30各题所给的四个选项(ABCD)中,选出最佳选项,并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。

Have you ever heard the old saying, "Never judge a book by its cover"? This is a good rule to ___21 __ when trying to judge the intelligence (智力 ) of others .

Some people have   22   that shine only in certain situations .A young person with an unusual   23   in writing may find himself  ___24   in the presence of a pretty girl when he speaks .He may not be able to find the right words. But don't make mistake of thinking him   25  .  With a pen and a paper, he can express himself better than anybody.

___26   people may fool you into overestimating (过高估计) their intelligence by   27___  a good front ( 外表 ). A student who listens   28   and takes notes in class is sure to make a favorable impression on his teachers. But when it comes to exams, he may score near the   29   of the class.

It all boils down to this: you can't judge someone by appearance. The only way to determine (测定) a person's intelligence is to get to know him. Then you can see how he reacts to different situations. The more situations you see, the better your judgment is   30   to be. So take your time. Don't judge a book by its cover.

21Atake                     Bact                               Cfollow                Dbehave

22Aemotions                 Bminds                         Cactions                   Dfeelings

23Aability                     Bway                              Cresearch                 Dgift

24Aspeechless            Btalkative                        Cfluent                Ddishonest

25Aclever                    Bstupid                                     Csmart                     Dwise

26AOther                      BSome                             CAll                     DFew

27Asetting up              Bmaking up                    Cputting on          Dtaking up

28Acarelessly           Bdifficultly                        Cindifferently           Dattentively

29Atop                         Bfront                                      Cbottom                            Dmiddle

30Alikely                    Bpossibly                          Ccertainly                Dprobably

 

 

A sell B engaging in C derives from D flattering E pursue F ensure

 

You may be all these things at the office, and more. But when it comes to getting ahead, experts say, the ABCs of business should include a P, for politics, as in office politics.

Dale Carnegie suggested as much more than 50 years ago: Hard work alone doesn't _______ career advancement. You have to be able to _______ yourself and your ideas, both publicly and behind the scenes. Yet, despite the obvious rewards of _______ office politics—a better job, a raise, praise—many people are still unable—or unwilling—to "play the game."

"People assume that office politics involves some manipulative (工于心计的) behavior," says Deborah Comer, an assistant professor of management at Hofstra University. "But politics _______ the word 'polite'. It can mean lobbying and forming associations. It can mean being kind and helpful, or even trying to please your superior, and then expecting something in return."

In fact, today, experts define office politics as proper behavior used to _______ one's own self-interest in the workplace. In many cases, this involves some form of socializing within the office environment—not just in large companies, but in small workplaces as well.

"The first thing people are usually judged on is their ability to perform well on a consistent basis," says Neil P. Lewis, a management psychologist. "But if two or three candidates are up for a promotion, each of whom has reasonably similar ability, a manager is going to promote the person he or she likes best. It's simple human nature."

Yet, psychologists say, many employees and employers have trouble with the concept of politics in the office. Some people, they say, have an idealistic vision of work and what it takes to succeed. Still others associate politics with flattery(奉承), fearful that, if they speak up for themselves, they may appear to be _______ their boss for favors.

Experts suggest altering this negative picture by recognizing the need for some self-promotion.

11. "Office politics" (Line 2, Para. 4) is used in the passage to refer to .

A) the code of behavior for company staff

B) the political views and beliefs of office workers

C) the interpersonal relationships within a company

D) the various qualities required for a successful career

12. To get promoted, one must not only be competent but .

A) give his boss a good impression

B) honest and loyal to his company

C) get along well with his colleagues

D) avoid being too outstanding

13. Why are many people unwilling to "play the game" (Line 4, Para. 5)?

A) They believe that doing so is impractical.

B) They feel that such behavior is unprincipled.

C) They are not good at manipulating colleagues.

D) They think the effort will get them nowhere.

14. The author considers office politics to be .

A) unwelcome at the workplace

B) bad for interpersonal relationships

C) indispensable to the development of company culture

D) an important factor for personal advancement

15. It is the author's view that .

A) speaking up for oneself is part of human nature

B) self-promotion does not necessarily mean flattery

C) hard work contributes very little to one's promotion

D) many employees fail to recognize the need of flattery

 

 

 

34.AB 35.BD 36.AD

 

 

 

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答案及解析:

教哲学的教授借助调酒杯、高尔夫球、卵石、沙子和啤酒讲述了一个富含哲理的故事

41. B 。分析全文,教授的目的是让学生知道如何驾驭生活,享受生活。

42.D阅读并分析教授先后动作可知。

43.A。分析该句,可知该词意为“全体同意的、”,A项最符合。

44 D。分析该段“If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you.”可知。

45 A。分析全文可知,生活再怎么忙碌,也都还有我们可以享受的余地,所以,我们要处理好生活各个方面的同时,不忘享受自己。

21. C. follow a rule遵守规则。

22. B. mind在此表示“智力”,可数名词。

23. D. with an unusual gift拥有不同寻常的才能。

24. A. 句意:在漂亮女孩在场的情况下说不出话来。后面的not…find right words给以暗示。

25. B. 说不出话来,不要错认为他很傻。

26. A.和前段的some搭配。Some…other…一些……, 另外一些……

27. C. put on a…look 装扮成……的外表。

28. D.一个认真听课的学生当然讨老师的喜欢。

29. C. bottom底部。

30. A. be likely to可能是。

 

 

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