(2015 合肥二模) Dogs Don’t Tell Jokes—By Louis Sachar Winners Never Quit—By Mia Hamm
Twelve-year-old Gary Boone knows he was born to be a comedian.He never stops joking,regardless of the fact that nobody laughs much and his classmates think he is stupid.Therefore he had no real friends at school.Due to being laughed at by his classmates,Gary Boone thought winning the school talent show would be his dream of proving himself to be a real comedian,but on the big night his dream went wrong with funny results. Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage—By Alfred Lansing
Mia Hamm,American soccer champion,tells a true-to-life inspiring story of learning that winning and losing aren’t as important as being part of a team.More than anyone,soccer superstar Mia Hamm knows the value of teamwork.She shares this lesson,paired with energetic pictures by Carol Thompson,and this story is perfect for soccer kids and their soccer moms.
The Alchemist—By Paulo Coelho
The astonishing adventure of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton’s survival for over a year on the ice-bound Antarctic seas,as Time magazine put it,“defined heroism”.To write the authoritative story,Lansing consulted with ten of the surviving members and gained access to diaries and personal accounts by eight others.The book has a first-hand account,expanded with maps and illustrations especially for this edition.
The Alchemist,by Paulo Coelho,continues
to change the lives of its readers forever.It tells the magical story of Santiago,an Andulusian shepherd-boy(牧 童) who desires to travel in search of treasure.The story of the treasures Santiago finds along the way teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts and above all,following our dreams.
【语篇导读】本文是一篇应用文。短文以表格的形式图文并茂地向我们介绍了四本书。阅读时只 要把握关键信息,后面的题目便不难解答。 1.Why did Gary Boone want to win the school talent show? A.To develop his comedy skills. B.To please his classmates. C.To make more friends. D.To realize his dream.
解析:细节理解题。根据第一本书中的信息“Due to being laughed at by his classmates,Gary Boone thought winning the school talent show would be his dream of proving himself to be a real comedian...”可知,Gary Boone 想赢得才艺表演的目的是实现自己的梦想,证明自己是 真正的喜剧演员,故选 D 项。A 项“发展他的喜剧技巧”,B 项“取悦他的同学”和 C 项“交更多的 朋友”在文中均未提及。 答案:D 2.From Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage,we know the main character A.is a writer for Time magazine B.is a survival of one polar exploration C.has left a lot of diaries and accounts D.has formed a close friendship with Alfred Lansing 解析:细节理解题。根据第三本书中的信息“The astonishing adventure of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton’s survival for over a year on the ice-bound Antarctic seas...”可 知,本书的主人公 Ernest Shackleton 在南极海洋探险一年多并幸存了下来,故 B 项正确。A 项是对 “as Time magazine put it,‘defined heroism’”的误解,《时代》对本书主人公的评价是 “定义了什么是英雄气概”,并不是说主人公是《时代》的作者,故 A 项错误;根据“...Lansing consulted with ten of the surviving members and gained access to diaries and personal accounts by eight others.”可知,本书的作者咨询了十名幸存的成员,看了另外八名成员的日记 和个人描述,文中并未提及主人公留下了大量的日记和描述,故 C 项错误;文中未提及主人公与 Alfred Lansing 建立了密切的友谊,故 D 项错误。 答案:B 3.If you want to know more about teamwork,you can read A.Dogs Don’t Tell Jokes B.Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage C.Winners Never Quit D.The Alchemist 解析:推理判断题。根据第二本书中的信息“More than anyone,soccer superstar Mia Hamm knows the value of teamwork.”可知,如果想了解更多关于 teamwork(团队协作)的信息可以阅读 . .
Winners Never Quit,故选 C 项。
答案:C 4.What do we know about The Alchemist? A.It has an everlasting influence on its readers. B.It gives people magical power over their dreams. C.It tells a story of how to find treasures. D.It is mainly about the wisdom of listening to others. 解析:细节理解题。根据第四本书中的信息“The Alchemist,by Paulo Coelho,continues to change the lives of its readers forever.”可知,The Alchemist 对读者产生了永久的影响,故 A 项正确。根据“It tells the magical story of Santiago,an Andulusian shepherd-boy(牧童)
who desires to travel in search of treasure.”可知,文章讲述了渴望寻找财宝的 Santiago 的神奇故事,文中并没有提及这本书给了人们实现梦想的神奇力量,也不是讲述如何寻找财宝,所以 B、C 两项错误;根据“The story...teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts...”可知,本书旨在告诉我们要听从我们的内心,而不是听从他人的意见,故 D 项错 误。 答案:A B (2015 河南开封二模) Getting to work by bicycle has never been more popular.Governments and nations are transforming their cities and highways to meet the needs of this new generation of cycling enthusiasts,and in a world where green choices are the new musthave,average citizens are eagerly seizing their chance to help make their bodies cleaner than ever before. Become an EBTC Member. The Edmonton Bicycle and Touring Club(EBTC)is a recreational not-for-profit volunteer-run group devoted to promoting its members to cooperatively run bicycling trips during the spring,summer and fall,cross-country skiing trips in the winter,and social events all the year round.We welcome both road bike and mountain bike riders! Benefits of Joining EBTC: Opportunity to create the kinds of events you like:enjoy dozens of events all year round,organized by members like you! Participation in the local cycling community. Use of club bicycle tools on tour and library materials. Discounts at various bicycle shops. Why Cycle with a Group? It’s more FUN! It encourages you to come out often and get healthy exercise without going to a gym. Develop skills and gain through the experience of others. Meet new and interesting people with a common interest in cycling. Meet a fun-loving,energetic and different group of individuals who enjoy a healthy lifestyle. Enjoy the outdoor experience with the companionship and security of a group. For more information on the EBTC: Phone the Club Hotline at 780-424-2453 E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org Mail us at:
Edmonton Bicycle &Touring Club P.O.Box 52017 Garneau Postal Stn. Edmonton,AB T6G 2T5 Canada 【语篇导读】本文是一则广告。本文主要介绍 The Edmonton Bicycle and Touring Club 的 各项业务和联系方式。 5.What’s the advantage of cycling with a group? A.Meeting more new people. B.Participating in whatever events. C.Having bicycles free of charge. D.Enjoying discounts in a gym. 解析:细节理解题。根据文中“Why Cycle with a Group?”部分的内容可排除 B、C、D 项。根据 文章中的“Meet new and interesting people with a common interest in cycling.”可知选 A 项。 答案:A 6.We can infer from the passage that the aim of EBTC is A.to call for governments to produce more bicycles B.to make money by organizing bicycling trips C.to popularize cycling by attracting more members D.to look for young volunteers for sporting events 解析:细节理解题。根据文中“The Edmonton Bicycle and Touring Club (EBTC) is a recreational not-for-profit volunteer-run group devoted to promoting its members to cooperatively run bicycling trips...”可知该俱乐部通过吸引更多的人推广骑行运动。故选 C 项。 答案:C 7.How many ways can people gain more information from EBTC according to the passage? A.Two. C.Four. 部。故选 B 项。 答案:B C (2015 成都二模) Just finishing loading his car,my husband Jerry went back to the kitchen.“I guess filling my thermos(保温瓶) is all I have left to do,and then I’m off.” Down the drain went the hot water that had been warming his thermos. B.Three. D.Five. .
With a nostalgic(怀旧的) look on his face,he softly said:“Anytime I fill my thermos I think of your mom.”The tone in his voice was so tender as he spoke of my mother,who is sadly no longer with us. “Oh honey,I know she’s watching and listening right now with a big smile on her face,” I responded,tears in my eyes. One morning years ago when we were leaving,Mother watched as Jerry was to fill his thermos.Mom then casually said,“Jerry,if you filled your thermos with hot water and let it sit a while,your coffee would stay hot for longer then.”With her simple suggestion,his face showed that he was shocked by his own lack of common sense,well,of course it would! He poured out the small amount of coffee already in the thermos and refilled it with boiling hot water.Then he poured the water and refilled it with hot coffee.Mom smiled as Jerry did so. Words of wisdom from a loving mother-in-law made an impact that will never be forgotten.She never dreamed her words would be a treasured and everlasting memory in the heart of her son-in-law. The lasting memories don’t necessarily come from major moments in life.Memories are often made during those small,ordinary times.Life is about small moments we share with friends and loved ones. 【语篇导读】本文是一篇叙事文。作者回忆了丈夫与自己的妈妈在一起生活时的情景,阐述了 生活是与亲人朋友共同拥有的每一个时刻。 8.Which word best describes the author’s feeling in Paragraph 3? A.Confused. C.Touched. B.Concerned. D.Interested.
解析:推理判断题。根据第三段“‘Oh honey,I know she’s watching and listening right now with a big smile on her face,’I responded,tears in my eyes.”可知作者很感动。故 选 C 项。 答案:C 9.The advice the mother gave Jerry was to A.fill the thermos with a little coffee first B.warm the thermos up before filling it with coffee C.fill thermos with coffee before with warm water D.think of her whenever filling the thermos with coffee 解析:主旨大意题。根据第四段“Jerry,if you filled your thermos with hot water and let it sit a while,your coffee would stay hot for longer then.”可知先给保温瓶倒点热水再 放咖啡会使咖啡的温度保持更长时间。故选 B 项。 答案:B 10.The underlined part “don’t necessarily” is similar in meaning to . .
A.possibly but uncertainly
B.without any doubt
C.certainly and absolutely D.out of the question 解析:词义猜测题。don’t necessarily 意为“不必需的”。故选 A 项。 答案:A 11.The message that the story intends to convey is A.that lasting memories come from small things B.how valuable a mother’s advice is to her children C.what a wise woman the mother is to her son-in-law D.why we should respect our parents and listen to them 解析:考查推理判断题。根据最后一段“The lasting memories don’t necessarily come from major moments in life.Memories are often made during those small,ordinary times.Life is about small moments we share with friends and loved ones.”作者从一个保温瓶联想到 了自己的母亲。故选 A 项。 答案:A .