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Universities are institutions that teach a wide variety of subjects at advanced levels. They also carry out research work aimed -67- extending man's knowledge of these subjects. The emphasis given to each of these functions -68- from university to university, according to the views of the people in -69- and according to the resources available. The smaller and newer universities do no -70- the staff or equipment to carry out the -71- research projects possible in larger institutions. -72- most experts agree that some research activity is -73- to keep the staff and their students in -74- with the lastest developments in their subjects.

 

Most students attend a university mainly to -75- the knowledge needed for their chosen -76-. Educationists believe that this aim should not be the -77- one. Universities have always aimed to produce men and women -78- judgment and wisdom as weel as knowledge.For this reason, they -79- studends to meet others with differing -80- and to read widely to -81- their understanding in many fields of study. -82- a secondary school course, a student should be interested enought in a subject to enjoy gainiing knowledge for its own -83-. He should be prepared to -84- sacrifices to study his chosen -85- in depth. He should have an ambition to make some -86- contribution to man's knowledge.

 

 

67.A) at B) by C) to D) in
68.A) turns B) ranges C) moves D) varies
69.A) prospect B) place C) control D) favor
70.A) occupy B) possess C) involve D) spare
71.A) maximum B) medium C) virtual D) vast
72.A) But B) As C) While D) For
73.A) natural B) essential C) functional D) optional
74.A) coordination B) accordance C) touch D) grasp
75.A) acquire B) accept C) endure D) ensure
76.A) procession B) profession C) possession D) preference
77.A) typical B) true C) mere D) only
78.A) with B) under C) on D) through
79.A) prompt B) provoke C) encourage D) anticipate
80.A) histories B) expressions C) interests D) curiosities
81.A) broaden B) lengthen C) enforce D) specify
82.A) Amid B) Over C) After D) Upon
83.A) object B) effect C) course D) sake
84.A) take B) suffer C) make D) pay
85.A) field B) target C) scope D) goal
86.A) radical B) meaningful C) truthful D) initial

 

 

 

A.accomplish  I.manufacture

B.advanced   J.moments

C.balloon     K.news

D.claim      L.reduced

E.constantly   M.regret

F.declare     N.scary

G.interviews   O.totally

H.limited

 

Some years ago I was offered a writing assignment that would require three months of travel through Europe. I had been abroad a couple of times, but I could hardly_____ to know my way around the continent. Moreover, my knowledge of foreign languages was _____ to a little college French.

I hesitated. How would I, unable to speak the language, _____unfamiliar with local geography or transportation systems, set up_____ and do research? It seemed impossible, and with considerable_____I sat down to write a letter begging off. Halfway through, a thought ran through my mind: you can’t learn if you don’t try. So I accepted the assignment.

There were some bad_____. But by the time I had finished the trip I was an experienced traveler. And ever since. I have never hesitated to head for even the most remote of places. Without guides or even_____ bookings. Confident that somehow I will manage.

The point is that the new, the different, is almost by definition _____ . but each time you try something. You learn. And as the learning piles up. The world opens to you.

I’ve learned to ski at 40, and flown up the Rhine river in a _____. And I know I’ll go to doing such things. It’s not because I’m braver or more daring than others. I’m not. But I’ll accept anxiety as another name for challenge and I believe I can-56-wonders.

 

 

I came to study in the United States a year ago. Yet I did not know the real American society until I _____[ injure] in a car accident because after the accident I had to see a doctor and go to court.

   After the accident , my roommate called a doctor for me. I was very grateful and determined to repay him one day . But the next day , he asked me to pay him $200 for what he _____[do] . I was astonished. He had good reason to charge me, he said. And if I wanted to collect money _____ the person who was responsible for my _____[injure] , I'd have to have a good lawyer. And only a good doctor can help me get a good lawyer .Now that he had helped me find a good doctor , it was only fair _____ I should pay him .But every time I went to see the doctor , I had to wait about 50 minutes . He would see two or three patients at the same time ,and often stop treating one so as to see _____ . Yet he charged me $115 each time . The final examination report consisted of ten lines , and it cost me $215. My lawyer was all smiles the first time we _____[meet] . But after that he avoided _____[see] me at all . He knew very well the other party was responsible_____ the accident , yet he hardly did anything . He simply waited to collect his money . He was so irresponsible that I decided to dismiss him . And he made me pay him $770.

Now I had to act as my own lawyer. Due to my inexperience, I told the insurance company the date I was leaving America . Knowing that ,they played for time,… and I left _____ getting a cent.

My experiences taught me two things about America: firstly, in a country like America money is everything . It is more important than friendship, honor or professional morality. Secondly ,foreigners are still being _____[fair] treated. So when we talk about America , we should see both _____ good and bad sides .

41. The author's roommate offered to help him because _____.

   A. he felt sorry for the author

   B. he thought it was a chance to make some money

   C. he knew the doctor was a very good one

   D. he wanted the author to have a good lawyer

42. A good doctor is essential for the author to_____ .

   A. be properly treated       

B. talk with the person responsible for the accident

   C. recover before he leaves America

   D. eventually get the responsible party to pay for his injury

43. The underlined word " charge " in this passage means ______.

   A. be responsible   B. accuse    C. ask as a price    D. claim

44. Both the doctor and the lawyer in this passage are very ______.

   A. friendly        B. greedy    C. professional     D. busy

45. What conclusion can you draw from the story ?

   A. Going to court is something very common in America.

   B. One must be very careful while driving a car .

   C. there are more bad sides in America than good sides .

   D. Money is more important than other things in the US.

 

 

In 1605 some Englishmen planned to kill their king , James I , because they thought he was a bad man . They knew that on November 5th the king would go to the House of Lords to talk with his nobles .

The men rented a building next to the House of Lords. They dug _______ a wall and put many barrels of gunpowder in a cellar of the House of Lords . They chose a man called Guy Fawkes to _______ fires to the gunpowder but something went wrong _______ their plan . One of the men had a relative who was coming to the House of Lords to meet the King . He warned his relative to stay at home .The relative spoke to other nobles and soon the King heard about the danger . Soldiers searched the cellars and found the gunpowder on November 4th , Guy Fawkes was caught and killed .

Every year , on November 5th , English children remember Guy Fawkes . They collect old boxes , newspapers and rubbish so that they can _______ a big fire , which they call a bonfire . They put a pole in the middle of the fire and tie a "guy" _______ it . "The guy" is the figure of Guy Fawkes and is made of old clothes and paper . Sometimes they push their 'guy" round the streets in a cart and ask for money so that they can buy fireworks.

In the evening they light the bonfire and let off many fireworks: crackers, rockets , bangers and many other kinds .November 5th is an exciting day for children in England. It is always a busy day for firemen and for hospitals. Sparks from the bonfires sometimes set fire to fences, trees or houses. Every year children are injured _______ fireworks exploded _______[expect] .

46. Some Englishmen planned to kill their king because _______.

  A. they thought highly of him              B. they thought poorly of him

  C. they thought nothing of him             D. they thought well of him

47. Something went wrong with their plan because one of the men _____ .

  A. told the King about                    B. told other nobles about it

  C. told his relative about it                 D. Guy Fawkes was killed

48. How do English children remember Guy Fawkes every year ?

  A. They make a bonfire                   B. They make a figure of Guy

  C. They left off fireworks.                 D. All above.

49. The phrase "let off many fireworks" in the passage means "_____".

  A. allow the fireworks to leave             B. cause the fireworks to explode

  C. keep the fireworks off the bonfire         D. put the fireworks into the bonfire

50. November 5th is a busy day for firemen because ______.

  A. fireworks are in great need            

 B. quite a few houses catch fire when fireworks explode

 C. many children are injured by the unexpected explosion of fireworks

 D. both B and C

 

 

20086 四级真题

Someday a stranger will read your e-mail without your permission or scan the Websites you’ve visited. Or perhaps someone will casually glance through your credit card purchases or cell phone bills to find out your shopping preferences or calling habits.

 

In fact, it’s likely some of these things have already happened to you. Who would watch you without your permission? It might be a spouse, a girlfriend, a marketing company, a boss, a cop ______ a criminal. Whoever it is, they will see you in a way you never intended to ______[ see]--the 21st century equivalent of being caught naked.

 

Psychologists tell us boundaries are healthy, that its important to reveal yourself to friends, family and lovers in stages, ______ appropriate times. But few boundaries remain. The digital bread crumbs (碎削) you leave everywhere make______ easy for strangers to reconstruct who you are, where you are and what you like. In some cases, a simple Google search can reveal what you think. Like it or not, increasingly we live in a world ______you simply cannot keep a secret.

The key question is: Does that matter?

For many Americans, the answer apparently is “no.”

When opinion polls ask Americans about privacy, most say they are concerned about losing it. A survey found an overwhelming pessimism about privacy, with 60 percent of respondents saying they feel their privacy is “slipping away, and that bothers me.”

But people say one thing and do another. Only a tiny fraction of Americans change any behaviors in an effort to preserve their privacy. Few people turn down a discount at tollbooths (收费站) to avoid using the EZ-Pass system that can track automobile movements. And few turn down supermarket loyalty cards. Privacy economist Alessandro Acquisti has run a series of tests ______ reveal people will surrender personal information like Social Security numbers just to get their hands on a pitiful 50-cents-off coupon (优惠券)

But privacy does matter-at least sometimes. It’s like health: When you have it you don’t notice it. Only when it’s gone do you wish you’d done more to protect ______.

 

62. What does the author mean by saying “the 21st century equivalent of being caught naked”(Lines 3-4, Para. 2)?

A) People’s personal information is easily accessed without their knowledge

B) In the 21st century people try every means to look into others’ secrets

C) People tend to be more frank with each other in the information age

D) Criminals are easily caught on the spot with advanced technology

63. What would psychologists advise on the relationships between friends?

A) Friends should open their hearts to each other             B) Friends should always be faithful to each other

C) There should be a distance even between friends           D) There should be fewer disputes between friends

64. Why does the author say “we live in a world where you simply cannot keep a secret” (Line 5, Para. 3)?

A) Modern society has finally evolved into an open society       B) People leave traces around when using modem technology

C) There are always people who are curious about others’ affairs   D) Many search engines profit by revealing people’s identities

 

65. What do most Americans do with regard to privacy protection?

A) They change behaviors that might disclose their identity       B) They use various loyalty cards for business transactions

C) They rely more and more on electronic devices               D) They talk a lot but hardly do anything about it

 

66. According to the passage, privacy is like health in that ________ .

A) people will make every effort to keep it                     B) its importance is rarely understood

C) it is something that can easily be lost                       D) people don’t cherish it until they lose it

 

阅读下列材料,从所给的六个选项(ABCDEF)中,选出符合各小题要求的最佳选项,并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。选项中有一项为多余选项。
The people below are all looking for a hotel in Scotland for their holidays. After the description of these people, there is information about six Scotland hotels A-F. Decide which hotel would be most suitable for the people mentioned in questions 1-5 and then mark the correct letter (A-F) on your answer sheet. There is one extra paragraph about one hotel which you don’t need to use.

 

 

A. Edinburgh. Post House
A popular base for visitors to Edinburgh, this fine hotel stands next to the zoological Gardens within easy reach of the many famous sights, shops and entertainments of one of Europe’s most elegant capitals.
B
Gatehouse of Fleet. Cally Hotel
This impressive hotel, well-known for its good Scottish cooking, is an ideal choice for a relaxing family holiday.
Set in 100 acres of private grounds, the Cally, a former stately home, has something for everyone including its own fishing lake, outdoor heated swimming pool, green lawn, tennis court, children’s playground and sauna baths.
C
Glenborrodale. Glenborrodale Castle Hotel
There can be few better places for a refreshing holiday ________ this picturesque hotel
set in its own 120 acres of beautiful countryside by charming Lake Sunart on the Ardnamurchan Peninsular (半岛). Boating and fishing are both available here.
D
Inverness. Royal Hotel! 
A unique feature of the Royal is its fine collection of an
tique furniture, china and glass. This friendly comfortable hotel, a favourite meeting place for the

townspeople, is an excellent base for getting to know the Highlands-Lake Ness, Great Gien and Culloden Moor are all within easy reach.
E
Peebles. Tontine Hotel
The Tontine had a fascinating beginning-it was built in 1808. This
homely hotel has been extended to make it a really comfortable base for exploring the Tweed Valley and the attractive Lowland country.
F
North Berwick. Marine Hotel
This fine hotel overlooks the famous West Links golf course and is close to several sandy beaches. The Marine has its own open-air swimming pool and putting green as well as tennis courts, squash courts and saunas. Edinburgh, well-known for its art festivals, is only some 24 miles away.

 

 

____1Two women friends who want to do several all-day hikes in the mountains during the spring. They like a place with traditional decorations and superb views.
____2
A woman with two children aged six and ten, who will spend July in Scotland. The children are interested in animals and plants and the mother enjoys fashions.
____3
A handicapped lawyer who must use a wheelchair but drives her own car. She enjoys concerts, museums, fine architecture and swimming. She will spend the first two weeks of October in Scotland.
____4
A writer, a teacher and their one-year-old daughter. They want to be in a quiet place during August. They enjoy good food, and like to take long walks (the baby rides in a back-pack).
____5
An old couple, aged 65 and 68. They love mountain scenery and still take easy walks by the lakeside when they can. They hope to enjoy fresh air and some relaxing activities.

 



 

 

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