For many seniors in some universities, the final year can be an unpleasant experience, ______ that ends the campus romance.
A．which B．/ C．or D．one
科目：高中英语 来源：山东省淄博市2010届高三下学期第一次模拟考试 题型：阅读理解
My parents influenced us with the concepts of family, faith and patriotism when l was young．Even though we struggled to make ends meet, they stressed how fortunate we were to - live in a great country with limitless opporturuties．
I got my first real job when l was ten． My dad, Benjamin, injured his back working in a cardboard - box factory and was retrained as a hairstylist． He rented space in a little mall and gave his shop the fancy name of Mr． Ben's Coiffure．
The owner of the shopping center gave Dad a discount on his rent for cleaning the parking． lot three nights a week, which meant getting up at 3 a．m．To pick up trash, Dad used a little machine that looked like a lawn mower． Mom and I emptied garbage cans and picked up litterby hand．It took two to three hours to clean the lot． I'd s1eep in the car on-the way home．I did this for two years, but the lessons I leacmed have lasted a lifetime,I acquired' disci-pline and a strong work morality, and leamed at an early age the impmtance of balancing life's competing interests-----in my case, school, homework and a job．This really'helped during my senior year of high school, when l worked 40 hours a week flipping hamburgers,at a fast – food joint while taking afull load of college - prep courses． The hard work paid off ．I attended the U．S．Milttary Academy and went on to reaceive graduate degree in law and business from Harvard． Later,I joined a big Los Angetes law firm and was elected to the California state assembly． In these jobs and in everything else I’ve done,I have never forgotten those nights in the parking lot．The experience taught me that there is dignitty in all work and that if people are workmg to provide for thems elves ahd their families ,that is something we should honor．
56．According to the text, the author thinks
A．he is lucky to have many chances to get a job
B．it is difficult to find a job to make ends meet
C．his parents are full of complaint about their life
D．it is not acceptable to live in such bad conditions
57． In order to get a discount on rent,
A．his father had to work as a hairstylist
B．his father had to work in a cardboard - box factory
C．they had to clean the-parking lot three nights a week
D．his father had to pick up litter by hand three hours a day
58.Which of the following is NOT true of the author?
A．He got the graduate degrees from Harvard．
B．He took a college - prep courses at high school．
C．He took a part - time job during his senior year．
D．He regretted having worked in the parking lot．
59．What does the underlined sentence "The hard work paid off" mean?
A．The author got a high pay by working hard．
B．The author compkuned of the hard work．
C．The effort wluch he made had no effection．
D．The hard work was worthwhile for the author．
60．We can leam from'the text that ________
A．it is urrimaginable for a child to help his family
B． it is honored to work for one's family as a member
C． it is unnecessary to keep work rules-of behaviour
D．the harder the work is, the more interest one shows
科目：高中英语 来源：2011年北京市东城区高一下学期期末考试英语卷 题型：阅读理解
Duke Ellington is known as one of the most important composers of his time, and his work has been enjoyed for more than 80 years by music lovers all over the world. During his lifetime Ellington turned musical sounds into many compositions, mostly in the style known as jazz.
The Early Years
Edward Kennedy Ellington was born in 1899 in Washington, D. C. It wasn’t until Ellington was a teenager that his interest in music grew. He taught himself to play the piano by listening to local piano players. Sometime around 1916 Ellington began playing the piano at high school parties. Ellington realized that he enjoyed entertaining people with his music. He soon became a very popular musician, playing at parties and other events in the Washington area. Young adults seemed especially delighted by the modern pieces he composed.
Success in New York
In 1923, when Ellington was almost 24 years old, he joined The Washingtonians, a five-piece group of musicians in Washington, and became the group’s leader in early 1924. In 1927 Ellington and his orchestra won an engagement（雇佣期）at Harlem’s famous Cotton Club. For the next three years, his orchestra played at the Cotton Club nearly every night.
The Influence of the Cotton Club
Working at the Cotton Club encouraged Ellington’s creativity. Since the shows changed every six months, he was challenged by the need to continually develop new material. He had to compose a wide variety of music to accompany the various acts in the Cotton Club shows and to adapt that music to the strengths and weaknesses of the players in his orchestra.
By 1928 the popular nightspot began radio broadcasts. From the broadcasts Ellington and his orchestra gained a national reputation.
On the Road
As Ellington’s popularity increased, he realized that his orchestra could do well on concert tours. They left the Cotton Club in 1931 and toured America and Europe almost continually for the next 43 years. In addition to touring, Ellington made recordings and continued to compose music.
Duke Ellington played the piano, composed music, and led his famous orchestra for more than 50 years, until his death in 1974. Music lovers all over the world agree that the large quantity of music he created will be enjoyed for many years to come.
【小题1】From the second paragraph, we know that Ellington ____________.
|A．could sing as well as he played the piano|
|B．preferred mature audiences to young adults|
|C．had a natural talent for musical composition|
|D．learnt to play musical instrument from very young age|
|A．Ellington was very popular at parties in the Washington area.|
|B．Ellington took the responsibility for a band for a long time.|
|C．Ellington did live radio broadcasts in New York City.|
|D．Ellington continually developed new material.|
|A．Ellington’s career took off overnight|
|B．Ellington loves touring around the world|
|C．Ellington could compose a wide variety of songs|
|D．Ellington had a great effect on the world of music|
科目：高中英语 来源：2011-2012学年度湖北省武汉市部分重点中学高一上学期期中联考（英语） 题型：阅读理解
John H. Johnson was born in a black family in Arkansas City in 1918. His father died in an accident when John was six. He was reaching the high school age, but his hometown offered no high school for blacks.
Luckily he had a strong-willed caring mother. John remembered that his mother told him many times, “Son，you can be anything you want really to be if you just believe.” She told him not to depend on others，including his mother. “You have to earn success,” she said. “All the people who work hard don’t succeed, but the only people who do succeed are those who work hard.”
These words came from a woman with less than a third grade education. She also knew that believing and hard work don’t mean everything. So she worked hard as a cook for two years to save enough to take her son, who was then 15，to Chicago.
Chicago in 1933 was not the promised land that black southerners were looking for. John’s mother and stepfather could not find work. But here John could go to school, and here he learned the power of words — as an editor of the newspaper and yearbook at Du Sable High School. His wish was to publish a magazine for blacks.
While others discouraged (使气馁) him, John’s mother offered him more words to live by: “Nothing beats a failure but a try.” She also let him pawn（典当）her furniture to get the ＄500 he needed to start the Negro magazine.
It is natural that difficulties and failures followed John closely until he became very successful. He always keeps his mother’s words in mind: “Son, failure is not in your vocabulary!”
Now John H. Johnson is one of the 400 richest people in America — worth $150 million.
【小题1】 John’s father died in ________.
|A．his father died when John was very young|
|B．life was too hard for them to stay on in their hometown|
|C．there were no schools for black people in their hometown|
|D．John needed more education badly|
|A．didn’t believe in or depend on others|
|B．thought no one could succeed without working hard|
|C．believed one would succeed without working hard|
|D．thought one could be whatever one wanted to be|
|A．about the spiritual support John’s mother gave him|
|B．how John H. Johnson became successful|
|C．about the importance of a good education|
|D．about the key to success for blacks|
科目：高中英语 来源：2012-2013学年山西省山大附中高二下学期期中考试英语试卷（带解析） 题型：阅读理解
The Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL), the highest level of professional American football in the United States, becoming a season that begins in the late summer of the previous calendar year. The Super Bowl uses Roman numerals to identify each game, rather than the year in which it is held, with Super Bowl I being the 1966 season championship game, when the Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs. Super Bowl XLVI (46) was played at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, on February 5, 2012, to determine the champion of the 2011 season; the New York Giants beat the New England Patriots.
The game was created as part of a merger agreement between the NFL and its rival league, the American Football League (AFL). It was agreed that the two leagues’ champion teams would play in an AFL--NFL World Championship Game until the merger was to officially begin in 1970. After the merger, each league was appointed as a “conference”, and the game was then played between the conference champions. Currently, the National Football Conference (NFC) leads the series with 25 wins to 21 wins for the American Football Conference (AFC).
The day on which the Super Bowl is played, now considered to be an existing American national holiday, is called “Super Bowl Sunday”, though it is not determined by the government. It is the second—largest day for U.S. food consumption, after Thanksgiving Day. In addition, the Super Bowl has frequently been the most watched American television broadcast of the year.
Because of its high viewership, commercial airtime during the Super Bowl broadcast is the most expensive of the year. Due to the high cost of investing in advertising on the Super Bowl, companies regularly develop their most expensive advertisements for this broadcast. As a result, watching and discussing the broadcast’s commercials has become a significant aspect of the event. In addition, many popular singers and musicians have performed during the event’s pre-game and halftime ceremonies because of the exposure’s attracting more fans.
【小题1】What does the Super Bowl use to show each game?
|A．The year when the game is held.|
|A．the Super Bowl Sunday is an official national holiday|
|B．the Super Bowl Sunday is the biggest day for U.S. food consumption|
|C．the Super Bowl has owned the biggest TV audience among all games|
|D．Thanksgiving Day is the second--largest day for U.S. food consumption|
|A．singers and musicians perform during the event’s ceremonies to get more attention|
|B．people seldom discuss the broadcast’s commercials|
|C．commercial companies make much money by broadcasting advertisements|
|D．commercial companies are not interested in the Super Bowl|
科目：高中英语 来源：山西省四校2010届高三第三次联考 题型：阅读理解
BUNOL, Spain (AFP) — Tens of thousands of people from around the world threw tons of ripe tomatoes at each other in an annual food fight that painted the eastern Spanish town of Bunol red.
More than 40,000 people, including many visitors from Australia, Britain and the United States, took part in the food fight known as the “Tomatina”, now in its 64th year, a spokeswoman for Bunol’s town hall said.
They were provided with over 100 tons of tomatoes by the town council for the battle which lasted about one hour and left participants covered in red.
Many men were shirtless while others wore old clothes, hardhats, goggles or protective plastic sheets.
Shopkeepers put up huge plastic covers on their store fronts or boarded them up to protect their properties from the sea of red mush (糊状物).
After the battle, governmental workers and local residents used “giant hoses” to clear the walls and streets of the tomato pulp in just half an hour while the participants headed to a nearby river where temporary showers were set up.
The event cost the town of some l0,000 residents 40,000 dollars, Spanish media reported.
The “Tomatina” is held each year in Bunol, located in a fertile (富饶的) region about 40 kilometres north of the coastal city of Valencia, Spain’s third-largest city, on the last Wednesday in August.
The origins of the event are unclear although it is thought to have its roots in a food fight between childhood friends in the mid-1940s in the city.
It has grown in size as international press coverage brought more and more people to the festival.
60. To keep their stores safe, the shopkeepers _____.
A. kept their store fronts covered B. hung plastic sheets on the walls
C. closed all the doors and windows D. stopped people throwing at them
61. Which of the following words is closest in meaning to the underlined word “pulp” (in
A. skin. B. color. C. mush. D. value.
62. It can be inferred from the passage that _____.
A. the “Tomatina” brings in huge profits
B. the festival attracted more tourists this year
C. no one knows the history of the festival
D. tourism plays an important role in Bunol
63. What would be the best title for the passage?
A. It is fun to throw tomatoes B. An exciting story about tomatoes
C. Fighting and sightseeing in Bunol D. Spanish town painted red in tomato fight