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一 阅读理解 阅读下列短文,从每题所给的四个选项(A、B、C 和 D)中,选出最佳选项。 A As a solo artist, Brightman has sold 26 million albums and two million DVDs in 34 countries. Her musical styles put opera, pop and jazz together. She is popular in the States but not here(Britain) ? the image of her and her second husband, Andrew Lloyd Webber (he much older, she his muse) seems for ever frozen. The 47-year-old singer talks about the new album Symphony that came out of a “very dark time”, including her decision to give up trying to have children. “People have suggested I could adopt,” Brightman says. “But work is central to my life now. And so I am going to put it to one side. After a while not having children becomes the norm and perhaps that might sound alarming, to parents especially, but I have never known anything different. I’m not hurt by not having children. My life and career are incredibly rich.” Talking about growing up in a large family in Berkhamsted (father a property developer who later committed suicide), she says: “I was gifted as a child, and very musical. I seemed to be good at anything to do with the arts. At 5 I understood the music I was dancing to and had an eye for costume.” She first appeared in a West End musical at 11 and hated boarding school. w.w.w.k.s.
  5.u.c.o.m Brightman led the saucy dance troupe(辣妹三人舞) Hot Gossip and had her first hit with I Lost My Heart to a Starship Trooper in 19
  78. At 18 she married a music manager called Andrew Graham Stewart. “I was probably in love but I can’t remember. Girls change such a lot between 18 and
  22. It didn’t really work out.” In 1981 she was spotted by Lloyd Webber. She became his leading lady in Song and Dance, Requiem and
Phantom of the Opera. They married in 19
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Brightman says she felt hostility(敌意) “from the beginning. I haven’t tried to
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understand it. I’ve done very well everywhere else, especially the US, where I now live, I just accept it for what it is. The more you are away from Britain, the more you appreciate it. But I don’t miss it, although I miss my family. Our profession can be uncomfortable but I enjoy what I do. I get on with it.”
  1. The first paragraph tells us that . A. Brightman is very popular around the world except in America B. Brightman’s musical style is a mixture of opera, pop and jazz C. the British people don’t like her for her style of music D. Brightman is much older than Andrew Lloyd Webber
  2. Brightman decided to give up having children because . A. she could adopt one children C. she felt it normal not to have children D. she was too busy B. her life and career were unbelievably rich without

  3. The following statements are true except . A. Brightman first appeared in a West End musical at 5 B. Brightman disliked life on the campus C. Brightman was very gifted when she was young w.w.w.k.s.
  5.u.c.o.m D.The saucy dance troupe made Brightman famous
  4. The underlined word in the fourth paragraph probably means . A. located B. admired C. followed D. found

  5. What does the author try to say in the last paragraph by quoting Brightman’s words? A. Brightman has to accept the fact that she is liked in Britain B. Brightman lives in America but she loves her own country C. The British coldness towards Brightman led to her hatred to her homeland D. Brightman was at a loss why she was not welcome in Britain B The common cold is the world's most widespread illness, which is plagues(疫病) that flesh receives. The most widespread fallacy(谬误) of all is that colds caused by cold. They are not. They are caused by viruses passing on from person to person. You
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catch a cold by coming into contact, directly or indirectly, with someone who already has one. If cold causes colds, it would be reasonable to expect the Eskimos to suffer from them forever. But they do not. And in isolated arctic regions explorers have reported being free from colds until coming into contact again with infected people from the outside world by way of packages and mail dropped from airplanes. During the First World War soldiers who spent long periods in the trenches (战壕) cold and wet, , showed no increased tendency to catch colds. In the Second World War prisoners at the notorious Auschwitz concentration camp(奥斯维辛集中营), naked and starving, were astonished to find that they seldom had colds. At the Common Cold Research Unit in England, volunteers took part in Experiments in which they gave themselves to the discomforts of being cold and wet for long stretches of time. After taking hot baths, they put on bathing suits, allowed themselves to be with cold water, and then stood about dripping wet in drafty room. Some wore wet socks all day while others exercised in the rain until close to exhaustion. Not one of the volunteers came down with a cold unless a cold virus was actually dropped in his nose. If, then, cold and wet have nothing to do with catching colds, why are they more frequent in the winter?Despite the most pains-taking research, no one has yet found the answer. One explanation offered by scientists is that people tend to stay together indoors more in cold weather than at other times, and this makes it easier for cold viruses to be passed on. No one has yet found a cure for the cold. There are drugs and pain suppressors(止痛片) such as aspirin, but all they do is relieve the symptoms。
  6. The writer offered examples to support his argument. A. 4 B. 5 C. 6 D. 3

  7. Which of the following does not agree with the chosen passage? A. The Eskimos do not suffer from colds all the time. B. Colds are not caused by cold. C. People suffer from colds just because they like to stay indoors. D. A person may catch a cold by touching someone who already has one.
  8. Arctic explorers may catch colds when .
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A. they are working in the isolated arctic regions B. they are writing reports in terribly cold weather C. they are free from work in the isolated arctic regions D. they are coming into touch again with the outside world
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  9. Volunteers taking part in the experiments in the Common Cold Research Unit . A. suffered a lot B. never caught colds C. often caught colds D. became very strong
  10. The passage mainly discusses . A. the experiments on the common cold B. the fallacy about the common cold C. the reason and the way people catch colds D. the continued spread of common colds C TODAY, Friday, November 12 JAZZ with the Mike Thomas Jazz Band at The Derby Arms. Upper Richmond Road West, Sheen. DISCO Satin Sounds Disco. Free at The Lord Napier, Mort lake High St., from 8a. m. to 8p. m. Tel: 682?11
  58. SATURDAY, November 13 JAZZ Lysis at The Bull’s Head, Barnes. Admission 60p. MUSICAL HALL at The Star and Garter, Lower Richmond Road, Putney, provided by the Aba Daba Music Hall company. Good food and entertainment fair price. Tel: 789?67
  49. FAMILY night out? Join the sing-along at The Black Horse. Sheen Road, Richmond. JAZZ The John Bennett Big Band at The Bull’s Head, Barnes. Admission 80p. THE DERBY ARMS, Upper Richmond Road West, give you Joe on the electric
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DISCO Satin Sounds Disco, free at The Lord Napier, Mort Lake High Street, from 8 a. m. to 8 p. m. FOLK MUSIC at The Derby Arms. The Short Stuff and residents the Norman Chop Trio. Non-remembers 70p. Tel: 688?46
  26. HEAVY MUSIC with Tony Simon at The Bull, Upper Richmond Road West, East Sheen. THE DERBY ARMS, Upper Richmond Road West, give you Joe on the electric accordion.
  11. Where and when can you hear the Norman Chop Trio? A. At the Bull’s Head on Sunday. B. At the Derby Arms on Sunday. C. At the Bull on Saturday. D. At the Black Horse on Saturday.
  12. Where and when can you hear the Mike Thomas Jazz Band? A. At the Derby Arms on Friday. B. At the Black Horse on Friday. C. At the Star and Garter on Saturday. D. At the Derby Arms on Sunday.
  13. You want to enjoy the electric accordion on Saturday. Which telephone number do you have to ring to find out what time it starts? A. 789?67
  49. B. 789?45
  36. C. 682?11
  58. D. 688?46
  26.

  14. You want to spend the Saturday by joining the entertainment with your family. Where should you go? A. Disco at The Lord Napier. B. The sing-along at The Black Horse. C. The electric accordion at The Derby Arms. D. Jazz at The Bull’s Head.
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  15. You want to spend the same day at two different places and don’t want to cross any street. Which of the following is your best choice? A. The sing-along at the Black Horse and Jazz at The Bull’s Head. B. The sing-along at The Black Horse and Folk Music at The Derby Arms. C. Folk Music at The Derby Arms and Heavy Music with Tony Simon at The Bull. D. Musical Hal lat The Star &Garter and Disco at The Lord Napier. D Language learning begins with listening. Children are greatly different in the amount of listening they do before they start speaking, and later starters are often long listeners. Most children will “obey” spoken instructions some time before they can speak, though the word “obey” is hardly accurate as a description of the eager and delighted cooperation usually shown by the child. Before they can speak, many children will also ask questions by gesture and by making questioning noises. Any attempt to study the development from the noises babies make to their first spoken words leads to considerable difficulties. It is agreed that they enjoy making noises, and that during the first few months one or two noises sort themselves as particularly expressive as delight, pain, friendliness, and so on. But since these can’t be said to show the baby’s intention to communicate, they can hardly be regarded as early forms of language. It is agreed, too, that from about three months they play with sounds for enjoyment, and that by six months they are able to add new words to their store. This self-imitation (模 仿)leads on to deliberate(有意的)imitation of sounds made or words spoken to them by other people. The problem then arises as to the point at which one can say that these imitations can be considered as speech. It is a problem we need to get out. The meaning of a word depends on what a particular person means by it in a particular situation and it is clear that what a child means by a word will change as he gains more experience of the world .Thus the use at seven months of “mama” as a greeting for his mother cannot be dismissed as a meaningless sound simply because he also uses it at other times for his father, his dog, or anything else he likes. Playful and meaningless imitation of what other people say continues after the child has begun to speak for
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himself, I doubt, however whether anything is gained when parents take advantage of this ability in an attempt to teach new sounds.
  16.. Before children start speaking,what is greatly different?. A. the amount of listening B. a number of listening C. the sound of listening D. the meaning of listening
  17. starters are often long listeners, the sentence means one can . A. be hard to speak fluently B. begin to speak quickly C. start with listening D. often take a long time in learning to listen properly
  18. these can not be said to show a baby’s intention to speak, these refer to . A. pain B. happiness C. Kindness D. above of all

  19. according to the writer, we can draw a conclusion that . A. children are fond of imitating B. these imitation can be considered as speech C. children get more experience of the world D. children’s use of words are often meaningless
  20. When a child is six months, he can . A. call his mama B. imitate many languages C. store new words D. play with sounds
二. 任务型阅读 认真阅读下列短文,并根据所读内容在文章后表格中的空格里填入一个最恰当的单词。 注意:每个空格只填 1 个单词。
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The Chinese are very generous when it comes to educating their children. Some parents send their children to the best schools or even abroad to England, the US or Australia, regardless of how much this costs. Many also want their children to take extra-curriculum activities where they either learn a musical instrument or ballet, or other classes that will give them a head start in life. The Chinese believe that the more expensive an education is, the better it is, so parents often spend unreasonable amount of money on education. Even poor couples buy a computer for their son or daughter. However, what most parents fail to see is that the best education they can give their children is usually very cheap. Parents can see that their children's skills vary; they will usually be skilled in some areas while poor in others. What most parents fail to re
 

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