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【英语】英语仿真模拟题(8)

时间:2015-03-10 来源:新思路教育 作者:新思路

Passage One

Dr. William C Stokoe, Jr., was the chairman of the English Department atGallaudetUniversity. He saw the way deaf people communicated and was extremely  221 . He was a hearing person, and signs of the deaf were totally new to him.

Dr. Stokoe decided to propose a study of sign language. Many other teachers were not interested, and though Dr. Stokoe was   222   to think about studying sign language. Even deaf teachers were not very interested in the project. However, Dr. Stokoe did not give up.  223 , he started the Linguistics Research Program in 1957. Stokoe and his two deaf assistants, worked on this project during the summer and after school. The three researchers made films of deaf people signing. The deaf people in the film did not understand  224   the research about and were just trying to be nice to Dr. Stokoe. Many people thought the whole project was silly, but  225  agreed with Dr. Stokoe in order to please him.

Stokoe and his team studied the films of signing. They  226  the films and try to see patterns in the signs. The results of the research were  227 : the signs used by all of the signers followed certain linguistic rules.

Dr. Stokoe was the first linguist to test American Sign Language as a real language. He published the 228  in1960, but not many people paid attention to the study. Dr. Stokoe was still  229  —he was the only linguist who  230   that sign language was more than gestures. He knew it was a language of its own and not just another form of English.

 

八、 A. ashamed               B. bored                    C. interested                     D. involved

九、 A. idealistic              B. crazy                     C. smart                            D. normal

十、 A. Otherwise            B. Instead                  C. Additionally                  D. Afterwards

十一、 A. what                       B. why                       C. that                              D. which

十二、 A. strongly            B. hardly                    C. willingly                       D. merely

十三、 A. made                       B. advertised              C. released                               D. analyzed

十四、 A. dissatisfying             B. alarming                C. surprising                      D. disappointing

十五、 A. results                     B. consequences          C. endings                         D. resolutions

十六、 A. anxious            B. afraid                    C. alert                             D. alone

十七、 A. wished                    B. reasoned                C. believed                        D. decided

 

Passage Two

Paper is one of the most important products ever invented by man. Widespread 231  of written language would not have been  232  without some cheap and practical material to write  233 . The invention of paper meant that more people could be educated because more books could be printed and  234 . Together with the printing press, paper  235  an important way to spread knowledge.

Paper was first made inChina. InEgyptand the West, paper was not very  236 used before the year 1400. The Egyptians wrote on a type of paper  237  from a glasslike water plant; Europeans used a writing material made from the skin of a sheep or goat  238  many hundreds of years. We have learnt some of the most important facts of European history from records or documents still  239  ingood condition. The Chinese first made paper about 2,000 years ago.Chinastill  240 pieces of paper which were made as long ago as that. It was made from the hair-like parts of certain plants.

231.  A. use                  B. account                     C. access                     D. application

232.  A. active                B. positive                     C. possible                   D. possibility

233.  A. by                        B. on                            C. in                              D. with

234.  A. divided                 B. spread                       C. scattered                   D. distributed

235.  A. offered                 B. granted                     C. supplied                       D. provided

236.  A. always                  B. usually                      C. commonly                D. generally

237.  A. made                    B. making                     C. consisted                    D. consisting

238.  A. at                   B. for                            C. in                      D. during

239.  A. protected              B. preserved                  C. cared for                    D. looked after

240.  A. has                  B. holds                        C. prefers                    D. favors

 

Passage Three

     When I was a boy, children always objected    241    wearing school uniform but teachers were   242    on it because they said all of us looked  243    . Otherwise, they said children could compete with    244     and the poorer children would be unhappy because people would see how poor they were. In recent years, however, many schools have  245     the idea of making children wear uniform but funnily enough, now that children can wear  246  they like, they have adopted a uniform of their own. When some journalists visited aLondonschool, they found that all the boys and girls were dressed in jeans. One girl said she would rather die than wear a coat instead of a jersey because  247  wants to look different  248  the other children in the class. Parents may not be as happy about this as children, but they  249   to be, because this new kind of uniform is one that the children like, not something they have forced to wear, and it is also  250    cheaper than school uniform used to be.

241.  A. against                     B. to                      C. for                         D. on

242.  A. warm                      B. eager                   C. keen                 D. interested

243.  A. same                      B. like                     C. as                   D. alike

244.  A. each other                 B. another                  C. themselves             D. others

245.  A. waited for                 B. taken off                C. put out                      D. given up

246.  A. that                       B. which                  C. what                 D. as

247.  A. anyone                    B. no one                 C. none                 D. someone

248.  A. than                       B. that                    C. from                 D. to

249.  A. ought                      B. should                  C. would                D. had

250.  A. a lot                       B. very                   C. more                 D. a lot of

 

Passage Four

When the guests sit down at a dinner table, it is customary for the men to help the ladies by pushing their chairs under them. Some Americans no longer do this, so the visitor must notice  251  do and do  252 . Until the meal is  253 , if the dinner is in a private home, a guest may avoid embarrassment by leaving the talking 254  someone else. Some families have a habit of offering a prayer of thanks before they eat.  255 . If a prayer is offered, everyone  256  quietly with bowed head until the prayer is over. If the family does not  257  the custom, there is no pause in the conversation.

 258  dinner, guests usually stay for two or three hours,  259  the thoughtful person is careful not to overstay his or her welcome. The host and hostess may  260 aguest to stay longer in order to be polite, but most dinner parties break up at about 11 o’clock.

1,    A. that others               B. which others           C. others                  D. what others

2,    A. likely                     B. alike                      C. likewise               D. unlikely

3,    A. in the way              B. on the way             C. under way          D. out of the way

4,    A. for                         B. to                          C. with              D. about

5,    A. So do other families                                 B. The same is true of other families

       C. Other families do not                           D. Nor do other families

6,    A. does not sit             B. sits                        C. is not seated          D. sit

7,    A. follow                    B. reserve                   C. adjust                  D. characterize

8,    A. Being followed by  B. Finished                 C. Following         D. Having been finished

9,    A. nevertheless             B. but              C. however           D. despite

10,A. decline                    B. suggest          C. emphasize            D. urge 

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