1.Some old people don’t like pop songs because they can’t______so much noise.(C)
2.In general, matters which lie entirely within state borders are the______concern of state government.(D)
3.As a result of careless washing, the jacket______to a child’s size.(B)
4.The island where these rare birds nest has been declared a______.(D)
5.Poverty depresses most people, ______my father it was otherwise.(C)
A. in case
B. in case of
C. in the case of
D. in any way
解析：in case“假使，以防万一”，引导条件状语从句；in case of“假使，万一”，后加名词、代词等；in the case of“对…来说，至于”；in any way“无论如何，总之”。根据句意，故选C。
6.Customers may also be permitted to______their current accounts for a short period in anticipation of a credit item coming in.(B)
7.If you want to buy this house, the payment may be made in five______.(A)
8.The purpose of a______is to cut down imports in order to protect domestic industry and workers from foreign competition.(D)
9.The joys of travel, having long______the disabled, are opening up to virtually anyone who has the means.(C)
10.Fewer and fewer of today’s workers expect to spend their working lives in the same field, ______the same company.(D)
A. all else
B. much worse
C. less likely
D. let alone
解析：let alone意思是not to mention“更不必说”。all else“所有其他的\
Last week 29 earnest American high school students were invited to an evening of receiving good words, small talk, warm toasts and fancy silverware.
11.Last week a group of high school students were invited to the dinner party______.(C)
A. to see the lifestyle of the rich and political
B. to discuss international and public policy issues
C. to learn to survive in different social situations
D. to learn to become the future leaders of the White House
12.According to Madeleine Albright, at an official dinner______.(B)
A. we should get more information about the host
B. we should be sociable by talking with others
C. table manners are not as important as conversing
D. we should learn to entertain others by telling a story
13.The imitated Official Dinner is different from the real ones in that the former______.(B)
A. was held without the participation of important persons
B. could not get the financial support as easily as the real ones
C. didn’t have as many guests as the real ones
D. had nothing to do with political and international issues
14.According to Boyden Gray, at dinner parties you should______.(A)
A. listen to others instead of talking too much
B. drink no alcohol before you go
C. arrive as early as possible
D. leave after the parties are over
解析：细节题。根据第八段引用前白宫官员的话“Try to get more out of your dinner partnersthan they get out of you．”可知，尽量倾听晚宴上你同伴的讲话，而自己不要说得太多。故选A。
15.We can conclude from the passage that______.(D)
A. there are significant differences between the Official Dinner and other dinner parties
B. American students like to participate in public services very much
C. being a secretary of state is the best, even better than being a president
D. the students who were invited to the dinner party were enthusiastic about the program
Everyone knows a stone bounces best on water if it’s round and flat, and spun towards the water as fast as possible. Some enthusiasts even travel to international stone-skimming competitions, like world champion Jerdone Coleman-McGhee, who made a stone bounce 38 times on Blanco River, Texas, in 1992.
Intuitively, a flat stone works best because a relatively large part of its surface strikes the water, so there’s more bounce. Inspired by his eight-year-old son, physicist Lyderic Bocquet wanted to find out more. He tinkered with some simple equations describing a stone bouncing on water in terms of its radius, speed and spin, and taking account of gravity and the water’s drag.
The equations showed that the faster a spinning stone is travelling, the more times it will bounce. To bounce at least once without sinking, Bocquet found the stone needs to be travelling at a minimum speed of about 1 kilometre per hour.
The equations also backed his hunch(直觉)that spin is important because it keeps the stone fairly flat from one bounce to the next. The spin has a gyroscopic(陀螺的)effect, preventing the stone from tipping and falling sideways into the water.
To match the world record of 38 bounces using a 10-centimetre-wide stone, Bocquet predicts it would have to be travelling at about 40 kilometres per hour and spinning at 14 revolutions a second. He adds that drilling lots of small pits in the stone would probably help, by reducing water drag in the same way that dim pies on a golf ball reduce air drag.
16.Which of the following could be the best title for this passage?(B)
A. International Stone-skimming Competitions
B. How to Make Stone-skimming More Enjoyable
C. Stone-skimming Is a Sacred Thing
D. The Mathematical Formula for Stone-skimming
17.In order to make a stone bounce best on water, one needs to______.(C)
A. find a big, round stone
B. reduce the spin of the stone
C. make the stone spin as fast as possible
D. do some complicated mathematical equations
解析：细节题。根据第一段第一句话“Everyone knows a stone bounces best on water if it’sround and flat，and spun towards the water as fast as possible．”可知，旋转越快，石头弹跳越好。故选C。
18.According to Lyderic Bocquet, which of the following is NOT mentioned as a factor influencing the bounces of a stone on water?(A)
A. The clearness of the water.
B. The gravity of the Earth.
C. The shape of the stone.
D. The speed and spin.
19.Which of the following is not the reason why Lyderic Bocquet supposed that spin is important?(D)
A. Because it keeps the stone fairly flat from one bounce to the next.
B. Because the spin can create a gyroscopic effect.
C. Because the gyroscope can prevent the stone from tipping and falling sideways into the water.
D. Because the spin can reduce the water drag.
解析：推断题。根据第四段可知，为什么Lyderic Bocquet认为石子旋转如此重要，“because itkeeps the stone fairly flat from one bounce to the next．The spin has a gyroscopic effect，preventing the stone from tipping and falling sideways into the water．”所以A、B、C的选项内容都有涉及，而D没有提到，故选D。
20.Lyderic Bocquet drilled lots of small pits in the stone in order to______.(B)
A. make it look smarter
B. reduce the water drag
C. increase the revolution of the stone
D. make the game more like golf
解析：细节题。根据最后一段最后一句“He adds that drilling lots of small pits in the stonewould probably help，by reducing water drag in the same way that dim pies on a golf ballreduce air drag．”可知，在石头上钻坑是为了减少空气阻力，故选B。
The idea of humanoid robots is not new. They have been part of the imaginative landscape ever since Karl Capek, a Czech writer, first dreamed them up for his 1921 play \
21.In Paragraph 1 the author introduces his topic by relating______.(D)
A. the idea of humanoid robots
B. Karl Capek’s creation of robots
C. Hollywood’s production of robot films
D. the origin of and popular movies about robots
22.According to the author’s description, Asimo______.(B)
A. is a four-legged robot
B. seems more like a human being than a machine in action
C. seems more like a machine than a human being in action
D. is in a sort of animal form
解析：细节题。根据文章第二段第二句“…its white，articulated exterior seemed to conceal a hu—man．”可知，它的白色人造外形下似乎隐藏着一个人，言外之意就是它走起路来更像人而不像机器，故选B。
23.Sony’s QRIO could perform all the following tasks EXCEPT______.(A)
A. walking everywhere freely
B. understanding some words uttered by people
C. finding its way
D. continuing walking after it stumbles
解析：细节题。本题可采用排除法。第三段对QRIO的情况进行了描述，It walks，understandsa small number of voice commands对应B项；and can navigate on its own对应C项；If itfalls over，it gets up and resumes where it leave off．对应D项。文章并没有说它可以walk everywhere freely，故选A。
24.From the passage we may infer that Toyota’s Partner______.(C)
A. is much better than any other robots
B. is no more than a mechanic device
C. may be put into mass production
D. may speak like man
解析：推断题。文中第四段倒数第二句提到“Toyota hopes to offer a commercial version of therobot by 2010．”(Toyota希望到2010年能够使这个机器人商业化。)，可推断它们有可能大量生产这个叫做Partner的机器人。故选C。
25.Judging from the context, this passage is probably written______.(B)
A. in 2004
B. in 2005
C. between 2003 and 2004
D. between 2004 and 2005
解析：推断题。根据第四段最后一句“This month，50 Partner robots will act as guides at Expo2005 in Aichi，Japan．”可推断出文章写于2005年，推断关键词“This month”，故选B。
It has been argued that where schools become bureaucratized, they become bound up with the techniques and implementation of the managerial process, and may concentrate on concern with position and self-advancement. In so doing, they may neglect the purpose for which they were set up.
Thus, they do not facilitate the development of those who are part of the school community, and tend to neglect the desires of children, parents and society at large.
It is because of such criticisms that there has been an increasing influence in political rhetoric and legislation of free-market theories of organization and society. Such theories suggest that a much more market-oriented, competitive approach is required so that schools reorient themselves towards their \
26.According to the author, criticism of schools arises from______.(C)
A. concerns that schools deliberately neglect students
B. the high cost of education due to bureaucracy
C. a perception of them as self-serving and bureaucratic
D. a misunderstanding of schools officials
解析：细节题。根据第一段“It has been argued that where schools become bureaucratized，they…may concentrate on concerning with position and self-advancement．”可知，对学校的批评是因为学校专注于自我发展太过于官僚机构化。C项巾的self-serving对应concentrate onconcerning with position and self-advancement；bureaucratic对应bureaucratized。故选C。
B. students and parents
C. students, parents and teachers
D. teachers and students
解析：推断题。根据第四段第三行的“Indeed，if by‘educational’we mean the development ofall within the…development is just as important．”可知，school community包括consumers和teachers。根据全文语境判断，consumers只指students和parents。故选C。
28.The transfer of free market ideas to the schools may fail because______.(B)
A. schools have no real clients
B. they concentrate only on the consumer and do not include teachers
C. schools are totally different from the free market
D. they have no solid purpose in their aims
解析：细节题。根据第四段倒数第二句“…by concentrating on only one section，‘the consum—ers’．”可知，学校不能转向自由市场是因为它只关注于“消费者”，故选B。
29.According to the text, criticism of free market solutions in education arises from the fact that______.(A)
A. they do not explain why their set of values are better than others
B. their values are too subjective
C. their values are too different from those within an educational context
D. the educational context is not a free market
解析：推断题。根据全文最后一句“In other words，free—market theories，granted that they are ar—guing that individuals should be allowed to pursue their own ends，must explain why any setof values，including their own，is preferable to another．”可知，自由市场管理形式无法解释自己的价值体系为何优越于其他价值体系。故选A。
A. the values are too narrow-minded
B. the values are not specific enough
C. the values are too self-serving
D. the values are not strongly held
解析：推断题。最后一段中词组In other words后的free—market theories，granted that they…anyset of values，including their own，is preferable to another是对“charge of relativism”的具体阐释。故选C。
A recent U. S. study claims that in areas where there are fewer single men, women are more career focused because there are less options for marrying. Increasingly, women have been delaying starting a family in order to nurture their careers. But a recent study asks if this phenomenon might just be on account of a lack of marriageable men.
The study, published in the journal of Personality and Social Psychology, looks at the ratios of single men versus single women in various U. S. states and on college campuses. When stores of single men are low, or are perceived to be low, women showed higher levels of motivation to pursue high-paying careers.
The researchers conclude that it’s not necessarily ambition that drives a woman to single-mind-edly pursue her career—it’s merely because there isn’t a potential husband in sight.
The researchers also note that women who perceive themselves to be less desirable as mates— \
31.The main question of the quoted blog is______.(B)
A. whether women are more moral than men
B. what has caused women to choose career over marriage
C. whether there are short of marriageable men nowadays
D. why the ratio of single men versus single women is unbalanced
解析：推断题。第一段第一句“A recent U．S．study claims that in areas where there are fewersingle men，women are more career focused because there are less options for marrying．”可知，美国最近的一项研究声称：在单身男性较少的地方，女性会更注重事业，因为可选择的结婚对象比较少。博客最后又说“Are careers merely a fall—back option for women whoaren’t able to marry and have children right away?”即难道事业仅仅是女性现在不结婚不生孩子的退一步的选择吗?故选B。
32.It is implied by Durante that some women immerse in their careers because______.(D)
A. they are not interested in getting married
B. they single-mindedly pursue their career
C. they don’t want to live a life like Angelina Jolie
D. they are not attractive to men
解析：细节题。根据第四段内容可知，有些妇女认为很少有男人会选她们作为结婚对象，正如明尼苏达大学的教授Durante说的“她们不像安吉利娜·朱莉那么漂亮”，因此她们会更专心从事她们的事业。less desirable as mates是指not attractive to men，故选D。
33.Among all the comments, which of the following three give negative response to the question raised at the end of the blog?(A)
A. Comments 1, 2 and 3.
B. Comments 2, 3 and 4.
C. Comments 3, 4 and 5.
D. Comments 1, 4 and 5.
34.According to the writer of Comment 4, women have less options for marrying because______.(C)
A. girl students have fewer chances to meet men in universities and colleges
B. the higher education system treats men and women differently
C. more women receive higher education than men
D. women believe they can find male marriage after graduating from college
35.According to the writer of Comment 5, nowadays women______.(B)
A. are too modern
B. are less traditional
C. are reluctant to get married
D. are all crazy
Traffic is a perennial problem in Hong Kong. Over the years many suggestions have been【C1】______to ease transport difficulties. These include from constructing wider roads and an underground railway【C2】______to staggering hours for schools to open and close. One official report pressed【C3】______for working hours to be spaced out to relieve congestion at peak periods. In England and other countries this system is called staggering working hours because many business centers use it. It is【C4】______that greater working efficiency can be achieved, employees are happier because they can arrange convenient personal working hours, buses and trains can be dispatched at suitable intervals, and so on. The idea of【C5】______working days follows on from staggering hour. Land in Hong Kong is extremely expensive, yet by and large, offices are empty at weekends and most evenings, too. This appears to be a waste of valuable assets and seems【C6】______in a place noted for its business sense. Naturally, Saturday and Sunday working is not easy. Church-going and family needs can’t be【C7】______, but it should be remembered that many already work at【C8】______hours. Nurses, firemen, doctors, pilots, TV stars,【C9】______have to come to grips with the problems. It seems【C10】______to assume that others could do the same. In fact they might find some advantages in having a day or two off during the week.
B. made sure
C. given off
D. put down
解析：raise a suggestion意思为“提出建议”，为固定搭配。make sure“确信”；give off“散发，放出”；put down“写下，记下”。此处是指许多建议被提出来缓解交通紧张的局面。故选A。
解析：underground railway system是“地铁系统”，再如，concert sound system“音乐会音响系统”。station“车站”；terminal“公共汽车的总站，轮船的集散站”；terminus“终点站”这三个选项均不符合题意。故选A。
A. in general
B. on the contrary
C. to tell the truth
D. to name only a few
解析：in general“一般来说”；on the contrary“相反”；to tell the truth“说实话”；to name only afew“仅举几个例子”。此处显然是在列举，故选D。
46. In his classic novel, The Pioneers, James Fenimore Cooper has his hero, a land developer, take his cousin on a tour of the city he is building. He describes the broad streets, rows of houses, a teeming metropolis. But his cousin looks around bewilderedly. All she sees is a forest. \
47.Write at least 150 words about the topic: Tourist Industry in China. You should write according to the outline given below.
1. The great importance of tourist industry for China.
2. Problems with China’s management of our tourist industry.
3. My suggestions on how to improve travel management, especially the travel in big holidays.
Tourist Industry in China
Our tourist industry has gained tremendous progress though some serious problems remained to be solved urgently. There are many hotels and tourist resorts around the scenery places, thus causing air and water pollution in the environment.
To overcome the above problems, I suggest: First of all, try our best to update our transportation and communication systems. More convenience in traffic will win us much greater income from tourism. Secondly, more places of historical interests and scenery spots are to be explored to let foreign friends see more exciting things than just clay-warriors and horses in Xi’an or Summer Palace in Beijing. Thirdly, our food and hotel industry should be greatly pushed forward to attract more foreign guests.
Therefore, I suggest the departments launch a campaign to heighten the tourist quality. By doing so, we shall push our country into one of the top tourist countries in the world.
A. wanted B. brand C. as well as
A.【T1】______playing music and videos
B. As the【T2】______grew
C. what is the most【T3】______high-tech
Do you know【T4】______for teenagers in the U. S. ? It is the iPod. The small cigarette-box-shaped player provides hours of music, videos and audio books, disc years ago, users found it was very different from just a simple MP3.【T5】______, more and more new features were introduced. The iPod,【T6】______, can also store address book, keep your appointments, hold text notes, and display your photo albums. It is enough for you to take a whole library of music in your pocket.
解析：根据空格后的playing(动名词)，此处需要填入介词，因此选择as well as，表示“除了…还有”。故选C。
A. at which B. take up C. positive
A. never to【T7】______smoking to begin with
B. which is a【T8】______sign
C.【T9】______the person begins to smoke
Quitting smoking is more of a matter of willpower than of individual choice, for smoking is widely recognized as a hard habit that takes great determination and efforts to get rid of once picked up. Despite the chance that a smoker can quit permanently through medication or doctors’counseling, the best way to avoid the trouble is【T10】______
The hard-to-stop effects of cigarette smoking vary in intensity and are related both to the amount and length of exposure and the age【T11】______Cigarette smoking is presently blamed for one-third of all cancer deaths in the United States. The sad fact is that more people take up smoking than give it up and that the demonstration of the potential risks caused by smoking can fail, particularly among the young and in face of the vigorous marketing of cigarette manufacturers. Smoking is banned in public places in some big cities,【T12】______that the awareness of the harm of cigarette smoking has been strengthened.
解析：never to后接动词原形构成不定式，take up是动词词组，意思是“开始从事”，故选B。
解析：which在这里是关系代词，指代前面一句话：“Smoking is banned in public places in some big cities．”sign后面的从句是同位语从句。故选B。
A. Sell B. poorest C. shun D. perhaps
A. do not【T13】______it and call it hard names
B. It looks【T14】______when you are richest
C.【T15】______your clothes and keep your thoughts
D. You may【T16】______have some pleasant, thrilling, glorious hours
However mean your life is, meet it and live it:【T17】______It is not as bad as you think.
【T18】______The faultfinder will find faults even in the paradise. Love your life, poor as it is, even in a poor house. I do not see but a quiet mind may live as contentedly there, and have as cheering thoughts, as in a palace. The town’s poor seem to me often live the most independent lives of any.【T19】______Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends. Turn to the old, return to them. Things do not change, and then we change.【T20】______
解析：此处的poorest应该要与when you are richest(当你最富有的时候)反衬。故选B。
解析：本句Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts(卖掉你的衣物，留下你的思想)喻指人生精神生活应重于物质享受。此处的sell应与后面的keep相对，故选A。
解析：It looks poorest when you are richest是对It is not as bad as you are(你的生活并不像你认为的那么糟糕)的补白。强调每一个人的生活都有两面性。故选B。
A. Why don’t we eat out?
B. I’m going to fix some pork chops.
C. I just bought it the day before yesterday.
Wayne: What are we going to eat for dinner?
Wayne: I’m afraid the meat is rotten.
Lilia: That’s strange!【D2】______
Wayne: Well, I forgot to put it in the refrigerator.
Lilia: Good for you! Now what should we eat?
Lilia: Again? Weren’t you just complaining that it’s too expensive to eat out?
Wayne: Not when you’re hungry.
解析：针对Wayne的提问中“what”，回答中一定要有实际的东西，因此B选项(我准备做猪排)是正确的。这里注意“fix”是“准备”的意思，例如：Sarah fixed some food for us．(莎拉为我们准备了一些食物。)故选B。
A. great minds think alike
B. We could do it first thing tomorrow morning
C. We still have to do about ten more
Nancy: How many orders do we still need to pack, Gilbert? We’ve been packing all day.
Nancy: Well, I’m really tired of packing all of the stuff all day. And it’s about time to clock out.
Gilbert: I know. Maybe we can finish it tomorrow.
Nancy: Why not! These orders are not urgent.【D5】______
Gilbert: All right. Let’s call it quits and go home.
解析：针对Nancy的提问中“how many”，回答中一定要有数量。C选项(我们还得再打十个包)是正确的。这里要注意“数字+more”的用法，意思是“另外，还”，表示在原有基础上又增加了若干数量，比如：I need 100 more．(我还需要100个。)故选C。
A. there’s just not enough time to see them all
B. they would have to give me the money to attend the games as well
C. From all accounts
D. You’re a hard person to please
Sue: Have you ever been to any of the Olympic games?
Alice: No. I’ve never been in a country at the time they were held.
Sue: Would you have gone if someone had paid your ticket to get there?
Alice: That would’ve been nice, but【D7】______
Sue: The tickets are getting a bit expensive these days. That’s true.
Alice: My problem with the Olympics is: there are too many sports I want to see and【D8】______
Sue: All the sports are on TV these days. You need to check the program and record the ones you can’t get to.
Alice: That’s one way I could do it, but it probably means I would have to stay awake half the night to see the things I’d missed.
Alice: Are you going to go to the next Olympics in Beijing?
Sue: I’d love to.【D10】______, it’s going to be a spectacular show!
解析：Alice还从来没去主办国观看过奥林匹克运动会，于是Sue问她：“如果有人为你付路费的话，你会去吗?”从Alice的回答“That would’ve been very nice”可以看出她认为这主意不错，可她接着就提出来门票也得替她支付她才会去。“would have+动词过去分词”是英语中的虚拟语气，后面往往会跟有转折说明实际情况。Sue下面回应说现在门票确实有些贵(意即不是所有人都能负担得起)，由此也可以得知Alice在这里提到了门票的事。故选B。
解析：Sue提议Alice可以把想看的项目录下来来解决她的问题，可Alice又抱怨说这样就意味着她必须得熬夜来看她错过的赛事，Sue对此显得无可奈何，认为Alice实在是令人太难以取悦了(a hard person to please)。“hard”用来形容人时指的是该人难以相处或难以取悦。故选D。
解析：Sue很想去观看在北京举办的下届奥运会，她相信那肯定会是一场盛况空前的运动会。“From all accounts”在这里作状语，意思是“据大家所说，根据各种流行的说法”，也可以说“by an accounts”。故选C。