I was a freshman in college when I met the Whites. They were completely different from my own family, yet I felt at home with them immediately. Jane White and I became friends at school, and her family welcomed me like a long-lost cousin.
In my family, it was always important to place blame when anything had happened.
“Who did this?” my mother would scream about a dirty kitchen.
“This is all your fault, Katharine,”my father would insist (坚持)when the cat got out or the dishwasher broke.
From the time we were little, my sister, brothers and I told on each other. We set a place for blame at the dinner table.
But the Whites didn’t worry about who had done what. They picked up the pieces and moved on with their lives. The beauty of this was driven home to me the summer Jane died.
In July, the White sisters and I decided to take a car trip from their home in Florida to New York. The two older sisters, Sarah and Jane, were college students, and the youngest, Amy, had recently turned sixteen. Proud of having a new driver’s license（驾照）, Amy was excited about practicing her driving on the trip. She showed off her license to everyone she met.
The big sisters shared the driving of Sarah’s new car during the first part of the trip, but when they reached less crowded areas, they let Amy take over. Somewhere in South Carolina, we pulled off the highway to eat. After lunch, Amy got behind the wheel. She came to a crossroads with a stop sign. Whether she was nervous or just didn’t see the sign no one would ever know, but Amy continued into the crossroads without stopping. The driver of a large truck, unable to stop in time, ran into our car.
Jane was killed immediately.
I was slightly injured. The most difficult thing that I’ve ever done was to call the Whites to tell them about the accident and that Jane had died. Painful as it was for me to lose a good friend, I knew that it was far worse for them to lose a child.
When Mr. and Mrs. White arrived at the hospital, they found their two daughters sharing a room. Sarah had a few cuts on the head; Amy’s leg was broken. They hugged（拥抱）us all and cried tears of sadness and of joy at seeing their daughters. They wiped away the girls’ tears and made a few jokes at Amy as she learned to use her crutches（拐杖）.
To both of their daughters, and especially to Amy, over and over they simply said, “We’re so glad that you’re alive.”
I was astonished. No blame. No accusations.
Later, I asked the Whites why they never talked about the fact that Amy was driving and had run a stop sign.
Mrs. White said, “Jane’s gone, and we miss her terribly. Nothing we say or do will ever bring her back. But Amy has her whole life ahead of her. How can she lead a full and happy life if she feels we blame her for her sister’s death?”
They were right. Amy graduated from the University of California and got married several years ago. She works as a teacher of learning-disabled students. She’s also a mother of two little girls of her own, the oldest named Jane.
1. The author of the passage is ______ .
A. Mrs. White’s niece B. Jane’s school friend
C. The Whites’ cousin D. Sarah’s friend from college
2. How did the author’s（作者） parents differ from the Whites?
A. The author’s parents were less caring.
B. The author’s parents were less loving.
C. The author’s parents were less friendly.
D. The author’s parents were less understanding.
3. How did the accident happen?
A. Amy didn’t stop at a crossroads and a truck hit their car.
B. Amy didn’t know what to do when she saw the stop sign.
C. Amy didn’t’ slow down so their car ran into a truck.
D. Amy didn’t get off the highway at a crossroads.
4. The accident took place in _______ .
A. Florida B. California
C. South Carolina D. New York
5. The Whites did not blame Amy for Jane’s death because ________ .
A. they didn’t want Amy to feel ashamed and sorry for the rest of her life
B. Amy was badly injured herself and they didn’t want to add to her pain
C. they didn’t want to blame their children in front of others
D. Amy was their youngest daughter and they loved her best
6. From the passage we can learn that ______ .
A. Amy has never recovered from the shock
B. Amy changed her job after the accident
C. Amy lost her memory after the accident
D. Amy has lived quite a normal life
Who are in the story? What are the relationships among them? What is the main event in the story? When and where did it take place? Why is there the event? How did people solve the problem? What is the difference among them? Why did the writer tell the story?等等。其实，当读者明白了这些问题之后，也就掌握的文章的意思，也就能够从容的进行答题了。
1） The story mainly tells us ________.
2） From the passage we know that ________.
3） The writer wants to tell us ________.
4） The best title of this passage should be ________.
5） The main idea of Paragraph 1 is ________.
6） Paragraph 2 deals with ________.
7） The last paragraph ends the passage with an emphasis on ________.
8） What is the subject discussed in the text?
9） Whish of the following statements is best supported by the last paragraph?
1） We can infer from the passage ________.
2） From the passage, we can tell ________.
3） We can conclude from the passage ________.
4） What probably happened in the end?
5） When he said, ”…“, he meant ________.
6） This passage would most likely to be found in ________.
7） This article is particularly written for ________.
8） When the writer says … he really means ________.
9） The author"s attitude to… is that ________.
10） What kind of atmosphere（气氛）does the writer want to create in this passage?
11） The writer"s purpose in writing this story is ________.
1） The right order which tells the story is ________.
2） Choose the right order of the events given in the following.
3） Which of the following maps shows the right position of ….?
4） Which statement is true?
1） The word… in paragraph… refers to ________.
2） The underlined word ”…“ means ________.
3） The word ”…“ could be replaced by ________.
4） Which of the following words can take the place of …?
5）By saying “The Salt Lake City Public Library is sold on the idea,” the writer means the library____________.
6）“To do this”(in Paragraph 3) means_______.
7）“He was just Joe Everybody. ”(in the last paragraph)means________.
8）What does the underlined word ”it\" (paragraph 2) refer to?
5.利用上下文中表示对比关系的词语，如：while、but、rather than、far from等判断词义。
So I did. They made a short film of me, reading one of my poems and I became more interested in literature than ever. I wondered what I should do after this, and decided weeks later that I could not imagine myself spending the rest of my days dealing with machines. So one evening, I hesitatingly told my parents that I wanted to return to school. They were greatly surprised and I think,a little afraid but they did not try to persuade me not to. They wanted to know if I was true, if I know what it meant and whether I realized that if I gave up my job training, it would be very difficult to get a good job. But nothing could stop me ,and they asked about the matter no further.
Which of the following is not true?
A:His parents worried that he would have no future if he returned to school.
B:His parents worried that he would have school again.
C:It was difficult for one who studied literature to get a job.
D:His parents did not want him to continue his education.
②这篇文章多处出现较复杂但又常用的语法现象，如：imagine myself spending 等，我便在黑板上归纳了后面只能跟动名词的动词，并出些在特定语境下的相关选择题。
如我通过问题：Why did the writer tell her parents about her decision in a hesitating way? 把学生的注意力集中到“hesitating”一词。同学们根据上下文，了解到作者的父母是不愿意作者再去上学的，因此当作者把自己的决定告诉父母时，他“犹豫”甚至“不愿意”。通过问答，学生们得知了“hesitatingly“的意思，并加深了印象。接着，我就 “hesitate”进行了词性转换练习。
a. She ________ over the choice between the two dresses. (hesitated)
b. He joined the army without a moment"s __________. (hesitation)
c. He __________ accepted the invitation which came to him unexpectedly. (hesitatingly)
Have you eaten too much over the holidays? You should try fidgeting for a while. Those around you might not like it, but scratching moving your nails 指甲) against a part of your body) and twitching moving suddenly and quickly when you don’ t want to) is an important way of burning up calories 卡路里).
American researchers have found that some people’s squirming continuously turn your body when nervous) and wigging move in small movements, especially from side to side) equals 等于) several miles of slow running each day.
The scientists, based at the National Institute of Health’s laboratory in Phenix, Arizona, are studying why some people get fat and other stay slim.
In one study 177 people each spent 24 hours in a room in the institute where the amount 量) of energy is measured by their oxygen and carbon dioxide 二氧化碳) levels. By the end of the day, some people had burned up 800 calories in toe-tapping, moving the front part of your foot up and down) finger-drumming hitting your fingers continuously and lightly against something hard) and other nervous habits. However, others had burned up only 100 calories.
The researchers found that slim women fidget more than fat women, but there was no significant difference in men. Heavy people burn up more energy when they fidget than do thin people.
1. Which of the following can be used to explain the meaning of “fidgeting”?
A. scratching and twitching B. squirming and wigging
C. slow running D. moving one’s body nervously
2. We can know from the passage that scientists believe the reason why some people get fat and other people stay slim is that ____ .
A. thin people burn up less calories than fat people
B. fat people burn up more calories than thin people
C. those who burn up more calories than others will be thinner
D. those who fidget more than others will be thinner
3. Scientists found in the experiment that ____ .
A. the energy burned up by fat people when they fidget was more than that burned up by thin people when they fidget
B. some people’s fidgeting burned up more than 800 calories, but some people’s fidgeting burned up less than 100 calories
C. slim women fidget more than fat women but fat men fidget more than thin men
D. thin men fidget more than fat men
4. If someone is thin in a pleasant way, we say they are ____ .
A. skinny B. bony C. slim D. underweight
5. Scientists think a fidget habit to be ____ .
A. a way to lose fat
B. a nervous habit annoying使讨厌) the people around
C. a better exercise than slow running
D. a habit of thin people
Scientists would like to place a huge mirror in space above the earth. It might be sixty miles wide. It would be used to catch the rays 光线) of the sun. It would direct the sun’s rays upon the earth as a child might do to make sunlight dance on the wall with a hand mirror.
Why do they want to do this? The sun’s rays could be helpful in many ways. They could light up cities by night. The warm rays could stop frosts霜冻) which might come at might and fruit crops. They could melt 融化) dangerous icebergs in the ocean. Perhaps they could change cloud movements and bring rain where it is needed.
1. The huge mirror would ______.
A. stand 60 miles in height 高度). B. be 60 miles from side to side.
C. cover 60 miles of the earth. D. be 60 miles above the earth.
2. The mirror would be used to ______.
A. reflect 反射)sunlight. B. absorb 吸收) sunlight.
C. see what the earth looks like. D. see how clouds move.
3. The strong light from the mirror could possibly ______.
A. hurt fruit crops. B. set fire to cities.
C. bring longer daytime. D. shine through walls.
4. The huge mirror is ______.
A. something in a story. B. already made.
C. just an idea. D. to be made soon.
In Denmark, parents are allowed to set up a new school if they are dissatisfied with the school in the area where they are living. Although these schools have to follow the national courses, they are allowed a lot of choice in deciding what to teach. Some of these new schools are called “small schools” because usually the number of pupils in them is only sixty, but a school has to have at least twenty-seven pupils.
Cooleenbridge School in Ireland, is a small school similar to the ones in Denmark, it was set up by parents who came from Holland, Germany, Czechoslovakia, England and other parts of Ireland. They came because they wanted to live in the countryside and to grow their own food. In June 1986, they decided to start a school. They managed to get an old, disused primary-school 小学) building and started with twenty-four children aged from four to twelve.
The teachers say, “The important thing in school is doing, not sitting.”And so the courses includes yoga瑜伽), cooking, knitting, kite-making, music, fishing, drama 戏剧) and environmental环境的) river studies, as well as reading, writing, maths and science.
1. What are the rules for setting up a new school in Denmark?
A. Parents are allowed to set up their own school.
B. The school has to follow the national courses.
C. The school has to have at least 27 pupils.
D. All of the above.
2. The writer tells about the Cooleenbridge School in Ireland because ____ .
A. it was set up by parents who are not people of Denmark
B. it was taken as an example of this kind of “small school”
C. there were only twenty-four children
D. the pupils there were aged from 4 to 12
3. What makes this kind of school special?
A. It is set up by parents not by government.
B. It is free to decide what to teach.
C. The number of pupils in it is only sixty.
D. It has to have at least 27 pupils.
4. “The important thing in school is doing not sitting.” What the teachers say actually means ____ .
A. What we should do is teaching in the classroom, not sitting in the office.
B. Children should do more homework at home, not just sit in class to listen to the teachers.
C. Children should learn by themselves not rely on teachers.
D. Children should learn through practice not just from books.
5. The courses includes ____ .
A. yoga, cooking, knitting, kite-making, music, fishing, drama and environmental river studies, except reading, writing, maths and science
B. either yoga, cooking, knitting, kite-making, music, fishing, drama and environmental river studies, or reading, writing, maths and science
C. not only reading, writing, maths and science, but also yoga, cooking knitting, kitemaking, music, fishing, drama and environmental river studies
D. mainly yoga, cooking, knitting, kite-making, music, fishing, drama and environmental river studies, and supplemental 补充的) reading writing, maths and science
Sixty-year-old grandmother, Fiona McFee, is going to stop working next year and she decided to realize a childhood dream and sail around the coast of Scotland in a small boat. Although the inside of the boat is very cosy it has no running water or electricity. Fiona says she can live without these things but she plans to take her small CD player, her hot water bottle and a bag of books to make sure life isn’t too uncomfortable.
We asked her if she was afraid of being at sea for so long. She said, “Well, I’m going to take a good compass 指南针). Anyway I’m not afraid of death because I love the sea---I just hope it loves me.” Fiona certainly has plenty of energy; in her spare time, she enjoys playing the piano, rock-climbing, canoeing and dancing. Although she is sixty, she doesn’t want to have a quiet and peaceful life. “I’m looking forward to having fun in the rest of my life and that’s exactly why I’d like to be a sailor for a while.”
1. The underlined word cosy in the first paragraph means ____ .
A. bright B. dirty C. comfortable D. dark
2. When Fiona McFee said “---I just hope it loves me.” What she meant was ____
A. Of course , it loves me , since I love it .
B. If I love it , it should love me.
C. I hope it will bring me a safe sailing as a return for my love of it .
D. I hope it will save my life when I am in time of danger .
3. The reason why she would like to have the sail is that ____.
A. she thinks it will be very exciting B. she likes sports and enjoys canoeing
C. she has decided to realize a childhood dream D. she wants to be still active when she gets old
4. What kind of person would you say the old woman is ?
A. Someone who does not show what she is feeling .
B. Someone who is very proud and sure of her success .
C. Someone who doesn’t use her head much .
D. Someone who is open , honest and brave .
5. The best title for this passage is ____ .
A. Life Begins at Sixty B. A Round Coast Sail
C. An Old Woman Sailor D. An Unusual Hobby爱好)
Of all the fish we catch in the world, we eat only three quarters of it. The rest goes to glue 胶水), soap, margarine 人造奶油), pet food and fertilizer.
Fishermen usually freeze fish they catch at sea. Back in port, they defrost the fish, make the fish have no bones in it and sell it as fresh fish.
Over ninety-five percent of fish caught is in the northern hemisphere. Thus, only about five percent of all fish caught is from south of the equator.
The Japanese are the world champion fish eaters. They eat twice as much fish as the Scandinavians, and five times as much fish as the Americans.
The Russian sturgeon 鲟鱼) is the most expensive fish in the world. The eggs of the sturgeon are called caviar.
1. What do we do with the fish we catch in the world?
A. We eat all the fish we catch.B. We use some of it to make pet food and fertilizer.
C. We do not use 25% of it. D. We freeze all the fish we catch.
2. We catch most fish ____ .
A. south of the equator B. on or just north of the equator
C. in the northern part of the earth D. in the southern hemisphere
3. In the second paragraph, the word “defrost” means ____ .
A. make the fish dead B. make the fish alive
C. make the fish become unfrozen D. make the fish clean
4. Which of the following statements is correct according to the passage?
A. Americans eat five times as much fish as the Scandinavians.
B. Scandinavians eat five times as much fish than the Americans.
C. Japanese eat more fish only than the Americans and Scandinavians in the world.
D. The Americans do not eat so much fish as the Japanese.
Robert is nine years old and Joanna is seven. They live at Mount Ebenezer. Their father has a big property. In Australia they call a farm a property.
Robert and Joanna like school very much. At school they can talk to their friends but Robert and Joanna cannot see their friends. They live 100, perhaps 300, miles away and like Robert and Joanna, they all go to school by radio.
Mount Ebenezer is in the centre of Australia. Not many people live in “The Centre”. There are no schools with desks and blackboards and no teachers in “The Centre”. School is a room at home with a two-way radio. The teacher also has a two-way radio. Every morning she calls each student on the radio. When all students answer, lessons begin… Think of your teacher 300 miles away!
1. The children in “The Centre” do not go to a school because ______.
A. they live too far away from one another. B. they do not like school.
C. they are not old enough to go to school. D. their families are too poor.
2. In order to send their children to school, parents in “The Centre” of Australia must have ______.
A. a property. B. a car.
C. a school room at home. D. a special radio.
3. Teachers in “The Centre” of Australia teach ______.
A. not in a classroom but at the homes of the students.
B. by speaking only and not showing anything in writing.
C. without using any textbooks or pictures.
D. without knowing whether the students are attending .
4. When children are having a lesson, they can hear their teacher.
A. but their teacher cannot hear them.
B. and their teacher can hear them too.
C. but cannot hear their schoolmates.
D. and see him or her at the same time.
5. A “Property” in Australia is a
A. house. B. school.
C. farm. D. radio.
Calories show the energy content of different foods. We all need a certain amount each day to make our bodies work properly. Unfortunately, people in Europe and the US now eat about 20 times as much sugar and at least five times as much fat as they did in 1800. This may have something to do with the increase in heart disease in Western countries .
For wedding feasts婚宴), the Bedouin people sometimes prepare a meal of stuffed roast camel. First, they stuff a fish with eggs. Then they put the fish inside a chicken. They put the chicken inside a whole roast sheep. Then, finally, they put all of this inside a cooked camel!
The avocado contains 165 calories for every 100 grams of fruit. This is more than eggs or milk. It also contains twice as much protein 蛋白质) as milk and has more vitamin A, B and C.
1. Which of the following figures 图表) shows us the correct proportion 比例) of the fat and sugar that the Europeans and the Americans eat in 1800 and 1900.
2. Calories show the ____ .
A. fat content of food B. sugar content of food
C. heat and energy content of food D. protein content of food
3. The writer tells about the “stuffed roast camel” because it ____ .
A. shows how important wedding feast to the Bedouin people
B. serves as an example of a high calorie food
C. is made in a very special way
D. is more tasty than any other food
4. What is special for the avocado ?
A. It weighs 100 grams.
B. It is a fruit.
C. An avocado fruit has 165 calories.
D. It contains more calories and vitamin A ,B and C than milk and eggs .
5. Which of the statements is correct according to the passage ?
A. People eat more sugar in Europe than in the US.
B. People in Europe and the US eat less sugar than ever before .
C. People eat more fat in the US than in Europe .
D. People who eat too much fat and sugar will have some health problems .
The 17th-century Irish farmer Rober Cook was the most unusual person in County Waterford. he always wore white linen. His underwear, night clothes and shirts were all in white, and so were his suits, coats and hats. He became so famous for his clothes and his love for white that he was known all over Ireland as “Linen Cook”.
He refused to have any brown cows in the field of his farm at Cappoquin and even his horses had to be the same pure white as his clothes.
Cook was a eager vegetarian and refused to eat the flesh of any animal or to wear anything produced by an animal.
A fox which attacked 袭击) his chickens was not killed when it was caught. Instead, he gave it a talk on the evils 罪恶) of murder, then offered it a sporting chance by making it run through a line of his farm workers, who had sticks.
Cook had a long and healthy life and showed that “water for drink, vegetables for food and linen and other plant life for clothing were enough to live on.”
He died in 1726 when he was over eighty years old and was buried in a white linen shroud 寿衣).
1. The man the writer tells us about is a ____ .
A. person who has a strange habit B. famous person all over the world
C. healthy man D. man who lived a long life
2. From the passage we can know that ____ .
A. he wasn’t married all his life
B. he didn’t wear leather皮的) shoes or woolen毛的) clothes
C. he disliked the colour brown most
D. he died at the age of 80
3. “Vegetarians”are people who do not ____ .
A. buy animals B. kill animals C. eat animals D. keep animals
4. We can inferred from the passage that the fox wasn’t killed by Robert Cook, but perhaps ____ .
A. it could understand what it did was bad after Robert gave it a talk on the evils of murder.
B. it had sports together with Robert’s farm workers
C. it was given a chance to run away
D. it had got a beat from Robert’s farm workers
5. “water for drink, vegetables for food and linen and other plant life for clothing were enough to live on.” That is ____ .
A. the conclusion drawn by the writer B. the words of Robert Cook
C. a saying D. the belief of a certain famous person
A HOLIDAY jet pilot 飞行员) said that he would land and call the police after a woman refused to stop smoking.
He warned Maureen Harkavy, “Put that cigarette out, or I’ll land the plane and have you arrested.”
Maureen, 47, was so shocked she wrote to the airline’s chairman. But his reply was even ruder.
“You seem to think you have a God-given right to pollute your neighbours’ atmosphere,” wrote John Ferriday of Paramount Airways.
a)Said Maureen, “I only found out about it when I was checking in. I’m a nervous flyer so I lit a cigarette during the flight. A stewardess 空姐) asked me to put it out, but I said I wanted to carry on as there was no rule against smoking on the plane.” She was just finishing her cigarette when the pilot arrived.
b) I’ve never seen such an unpleasant letter. She said, “I don’t think I’ll ever fly again.” But there was a funny side. Maureen explained, “We were offered duty-free 免税) cigarette from the stewardess on the plane!”
c) Mr. Ferriday went on; “Believe me, you haven’t. Especially when you travel on my planes.”
Maureen and her husband Michael were moved to Paramount flight just before they left Portugal. But they were not told of the company’ s 公司的) no smoking policy.
d) “He was loud and rude,” said Maureen. “He said if I lit another cigarette he would land the plane at Bordeaux and hand me to the French police.”
Later, from her home in Mosely, Birmingham, Maureen wrote to the company and received the rude reply.
1. The second half of the story has been in wrong order. Parts a-d) Choose the rearranged order which you think is right.
A. a, c, b, d B. c, a, b, d C. c, a, d, b D. d, a, b, c
2. What was Maureen Harkey warned to do by the pilot?
A. The pilot said that she must throw her cigarette out of the plane, or he would get her
off the plane.
B. The pilot said she must stop smoking immediately, otherwise he would bring down the jet
and hand her to the police.
C. The pilot said that she couldn’t lit another cigarette after her first one.
D. The pilot said that he would get her arrested by the police if she kept on smoking.
3. Maureen Harkavy ____ on the plane.
A. accepted the warning
B. agreed to the warning
C. refused to do what she was told to
D. was so shocked that she wrote to the airline’s chairman
4. In the answer letter to Maureen Harkavy, the airline’s chairman ____ .
A. made an apology to her for his worker’s rudeness
B. made sure that he would solve the problem
C. said that she had the right to smoke on his plane because the right is given by God to everyone.
D. actually completely agreed with what the pilot said
5. From the story we can see that the writer probably takes the side of ____ .
A. the pilot B. the airline’s chairman C. the stewardress D. Maureen Harkavy
Good afternoon, and welcome to England. We hope that your visit here will be a pleasant one. Today, I would like to draw your attention to a few of our laws.
The first one is about drinking. Now, you may not buy alcohol 酒) in this country if you are under 18 years of age, nor may your friends buy it for you.
Secondly, noise. Enjoy yourselves by all means, but please don’t make unnecessary noise, particularly at night. We ask you to respect other people who may wish to be quiet.
Thirdly crossing the road. Be careful. The traffic moves on the left side of he road in this country. Use pedestrian crossings 人行横道) and do not take any chances when crossing the road.
My next point is about litter throwing away waste material in a public place). It is an offence 违法行为) to drop litter in the street. When you have something to throw away, please put it in your pocket and take it home, or put it in a litter bin.
先说主题。第一种考察就是直白的主题题型，如“mainly about”或者“best title”，这类题目考生只要把握住核心概念，选项中必须出现核心概念，例如今年的第25题，通篇文章核心就是在阐述homework，首先就在选项找核心概念，这样就能排除两个，接着关注细节不能出现，关于问题是最后第二段的细节，而且通篇文章都在批判L.A. Unified改变回家作业的方法，所以答案就很明确了。第二种比较含蓄。例如最近几年推理判断题型较多，其实很多推理判断考生不知道如何取舍，更多时候还是考察主题。依然以今年真题为例，例如第二篇的第28题对应原文的第三段核心就是营销，第29题和第30题对应第四段主题要把受众分类以期获得更大的利润。
其次就是大量的细节定位。第一种考察方法就是Part A当中的细节事实题，这是占据比重最大的一种题目，考生只要返回原文定位，然后同义替换就能找出正确答案。如第一篇第22题，根据题干中rule以及because定位在原文二段首句，读懂“…completing their homework”就是选出对应的完成作业作为正确答案。第二种就是英语二的Part B部分，今年和一样考察的是配对题，而且今年比去年更简单，因为5个题干基本和原文顺序保持一致，根据大写字母定位，找出每个人的观点，然后连线。唯一的难点就是文中没有出现45中的Marx and Engels，但根据音译考生也猜得出这两个应该是马克思和恩格斯，就能对应到原文的Communist Manifesto《共产党宣言》，我们从小就学过这是现代共产主义学说发展史上的第一步经典，有马克思和恩格斯合著。我想只要定位定准，这部分考生都应该能获得不错的成绩。
年年岁岁文不同，岁岁年年题相似。事实上，考研有时候连词都一样，例如今年第四篇第36题考察了“silver linings”这个词，其实这个词组在的英语一中曾经就作为过考点，这句话出处是“Every cloud has a silver lining” 每一片乌云背后总有一丝光芒，可以引申为：学会从绝望中寻找到希望，这样本题的答案就一目了然了。考生只有好好把握历年真题，吃透精髓，才能在考场上立于不败之地。。
(1) It can be inferred1 from the text that ______.?
(2) From the text we know that ______.?
(3) The story implies2 that ______.?
(4) The paragraph3 following the passage will most probably be ______.?
(5) The writer?s attitude toward…is ______.?
Example 1 One day a man walkedsintosa pet shop and said to the shop assistant，“I need two small mice and about five dozen roaches and two spiders.”?
“What do you need these things for?”the shop assistant was very surprised.?
“Well，”replied the man，“I’m moving out of my apartment and the landlord4 insists that I should leave the house in exactly the same condition as I found it.”?
Q： The passage suggests that when the writer movedsintosthe house， it was ______.
A. very clean?
B. just cleaned by the landlord?
C. tidy and comfortable?
D. dirty and full of insects?
Example 2 Some people are never right. They never have good luck. They usually do the wrong thing and say the wrong thing. And even if what they say or do is OK， they as a rule say it or do it at the wrong time. So these people always have problems. They often break dishes. They sometimes miss buses and airplanes.?
Mr Neff is different. He is always right. He is never wrong. He usually has good luck. He seldom has problems. He never breaks dishes. He never misses buses or airplanes. Even if he does miss them， it is always the fault of the buses or air planes. Mr Neff knows al-most everything. He doesn’t ask questions;he answers q uestions. He never says，“I don’t know.”?
Q： Which of the following best describes the writer’s attitude towards Mr Neff??A. He finds Mr Neff hard to understand?
B. He thinks Mr Neff wonderful?
C. He feels pity for Mr Neff?
D. He does not like Mr Neff?
解析：本文中使用never，还写到Even if he does miss them， it is always the fault of the buses or the airplanes.故暗示他对Mr Neff的讨厌之情。答案为D。?
A giant dam was built many years ago to control the Colorado River in the U.S. T his dam was built to protect the land and houses around the river.?
This huge dam is in the Black Canyon5. It is possible to drive a car from one sid e of the river to the other on a road， which is on the top of the dam. This dam is so big that there is an elevator inside. The elevator goes down forty-four stories from the road to the bottom. There is enough concrete6 in this dam to build a highway from New York to San Francisco. Thousands of people worked on this d am for five years.?
This huge dam was called Boulder7 Dam when it was finished in 1936. Later it was renamed Hoover Dam in honor8 of a president of the United9 States. Hoover Dam， one of the highest dams in the world， is situated10 between the states of Arizona and Nevada.?
Q： Hoover Dam lies ______.?
A. between Arizona and Nevada?
B. in the Black Canyon?
C. between New York and San Francisco?
D. both A and B?
Invited by Mr. Ye Huixian， host of the well?received TV programme“Stars Tonig ht”， Miss Luo Lin， Miss Asia of 1991， appeared as the guest hostess on the Shan ghai TV screen last Sunday.?
Born in Shanghai and taken to Hong Kong when she was only six years old， Luo Lin has never dreamed of being Miss Asia. Her childhood dream was to be an air?hostess. Before she took part in the competition， she had been an airhostess in Cat hay11 Airline for seven years. However， it still took her three months to learn the art of walking on the stage， dancing， singing， making-up and other proper manners12， designed by the Asia TV Station.?
“It’s really a hard job for me. I won’t enter for such competition any more. Anyhow， I am quite lucky. I am also glad to have had more chance to work for the social welfare13 since I won the title. This time， in Shanghai， I"d love to make a deep impression on my TV audience，“ said Luo Lin with a sweet smile.?
Q： Which of the following is NOT true??
A. Luo Lin is a native of Shanghai.?
B. Luo Lin moved to Hongkong with her parents.?
C. Luo Lin won the title of Miss Asia in 1991.?
D. Asia TV Station helped Luo Lin to become Miss Asia.?
解析： A、C和D都可在原文找到答案，而B项原文列的是： taken to Hong Kong可判断不是moved to Hong Kong with her parents，因此选B。?
Another source14 of knowledge is the vast15 store of traditional practices handed do wn from father to son， or mother to daughter， of old country customs16， of folklor e. All this is very difficult for a college student to examine， for much knowled ge and personal experience is needed here to separate17 good plants from wild gras s. The college student should learn to realize and remember how much of real val ue science has found in this wide， confused18 wilderness19 and how often scientific discoveries of what had existed in this area long age.?
Q： In the last paragraph the phrase“this wide， confused wilderness”refers to ______.?
A. personal experience?
B. wild weeds among good plants?
C. the information from the parents?
D. the vast store of traditional practices?
解析： D。划线部分指的就是上文的another source of knowledge，即： the vast store of traditional practices。
考生们都知道考研英语阅读的题型设置分别是细节题，推理题，词义题，态度题，例证题和主旨题这六大类。其中以细节题和推理题为主，今年也不例外。就今年阅读理解Part A考题设置来看，其中Text 1包括一道例证题，一道推理题，一道词义题，一道细节题，一道主旨题。Text 2包括两道细节题，两道推理题，一道态度题。Text 3包括一道细节题，三道推理题，一道主旨题。Text 4包括一道推理题，三道细节题，一道态度题。
今年的考题，从题型分布来看，Text 1比较多样化，每个题型基本都有所涉及，需要考生读文章时做到全面，每个段落都要读懂。Text 3难度相对较大，因为有三道推理题，要求考生在读懂原文的基础上，加以理解，把握文章的言外之意。