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Deep into the night,the bus pulled into a Howard Johnson’s restaurant and everybody got off the bus except Vinge.The young people began to wonder about him,trying to imagine his life:perhaps he was a sea captain;maybe he had run away from wife;he could be an old soldier going home.When they went to the bus,one of the girls sat beside him and introduced herself.After a long time,slowly and painfully,he began to tell his story. He had been in prison in New York for the last four years,and now he was going home.?

“Well,when I was in prison I wrote to my wife.I said,Martha,I understand if you can’t stay married to me.I said I was going to be away a long time,and that if she couldn’t stand it,if the kids kept asking questions,if it hurt her too much,well,she could just forget me.Get a new young man—she’s a wonderful woman—and forget all about me.I told her she didn’t have to write to me,and she didn’t,Not for the three and a half years.”?

“Last week,when I was sure freedom was coming through,I wrote to her.I told her that if she had a new young man,I would understand.But if she didn’t,if she would take me back,she should let me know.We used to live in this town,Brunswick,and there’s a great big oak tree just as you come into the town.I told her if she would take me back,she should put a yellow handkerchief on the tree,and if she didn’t want me,forgot me,no handkerchief and I’d keep going on through.”?

Soon all the others were in it.When they were 20 miles from Brunswick,the young people took over window seats on the right side,waiting for the approach of the great oak tree.Vinge stopped looking,tightening his face into the ex-con’s mask.Then it was 10 miles,and then five,and the bus became very quiet.?

Then suddenly all of the young people were up out of their seats,screaming and shouting and crying,doing small dances.All except Vinge.?

1.Vinge in the story used to be a .?

A.soldier in the war?

B.sea captain?


D.manager on business?

2.In the story,the yellow handkerchief probably means ________.?



C.I hate you?

D.I still love you?

3.Vinge “stopped looking,tightening his face into the ex-con’s mask.”because.

A.he was excited to think of his wife?

B.he was ashamed for what he had done?

C.he was afraid to see the handkerchief on the oak tree.?

D.he was afraid that he might not see the yellow handkerchief on the oak tree?

4.The bus became quiet when it came near the town because all the passengers.

A.goy tired after a long journey?

B.got too sad to say anything?

C.grew excited and worried to see the oak tree?

D.were attracted by the story

1. 解析:由第一段最后一句可知。?


2. 解析:结合全文,不难看出,这位年轻人的妻子把黄丝巾挂在了老橡树上,这说明她依然?爱他。??


3. 解析:从上下文可以看出,这个年轻人那种急切复杂的心情。?






科目:高中英语 来源: 题型:阅读理解

  The sea has always interested man. From it he can get food, minerals, and treasure. For thousands of years, he could sail on it. But he could not go far beneath its surface.

   Man wants to explore deep into the sea. However, he is not a fish. He must breathe air, so he can’t stay under the water’s surface for any length of time. To explore deep water, man faces even more dangers and problems.

   A diver who wants to stay under water for more than a few minutes must breathe air or a special mixture of gases. He can wear a diving suit and have air pumped to him from above. He can carry a tank of air on his back and breathe through a hose(软管) and a mouthpiece. Water weighs 800 times as much as air. Tons of water pushes against a diver deep in the sea. His body is under great pressure.

   When a diver is under great pressure, his blood takes in some of the gases he breathes. As he rises to surface, the water pressure becomes less. If the diver rises too quickly, the gases in his blood form bubbles(气泡). The diver is then suffering from the bends(潜函病). The bends can cause a diver to double up in pain. They can even kill him.

On the whole, this text is about _________.

  A. special mixtures of gases in deep sea.

  B. the problems a diver faces in deep sea.

  C. air pressure under the surface of sea water.

  D. a kind of illness that man suffers in the sea.

The text does not say so, but it makes you think that ____________.

   A. deep-sea divers should be in good health.

   B. divers explore the deep sea only for treasure.

   C. there is a special mixture of gases under the sea.

   D. diving under the water too quickly causes a kind of illness.

Why does a diver get the bends?

    A. The air in his blood is used up.      B. His diving suit weighs too much.

    C. He comes to the surface too quickly.  D. He tries to do exercise under the sea.


科目:高中英语 来源:2011-2012学年浙江省温州中学高一下学期期末考试英语试卷(带解析) 题型:阅读理解

When I was seven, my father gave me a Timex, my first watch. I loved it, wore it for years, and haven’t had another one since it stopped ticking a decade ago. Why? Because I don’t need one. I have a mobile phone and I’m always near someone with an iPod or something like that. All these devices (装置) tell the time — which is why, if you look around, you’ll see lots of empty wrists (手腕); sales of watches to young adults have been going down since 2007. 
But while these wise people have realized that they don’t need them, others — including some distinguished ones of our time — are spending total fortunes on them. Brands such as Rolex, Patek Philippe and Breitling command shocking prices, up to £ 250.000 for a piece.
This is ridiculous. Expensive cars go faster than cheap cars. Expensive clothes hang better than cheap clothes. But these days, all watches tell the time as well as all other watches. Yes, you may say expensive watches will come with some extra functions — but who needs them? How often do you dive to 300 metres into the sea to test its function of waterproof, or need to find your direction in the area around the South Pole by using its compass? So why pay that much of five years’ school fees for watches that allow you to do these things?
If justice were done, the Swiss watch industry should have closed down when the Japanese discovered how to make accurate watches for a five-pound note. Instead, the Swiss re-invented the watch, with the aid of millions of pounds’ worth of advertising, as a message about the man —— usually a famous star, wearing it. Rolexes are for those who spend their weekends climbing icy mountains; a Patek Philippe is for one from a rich or noble family; a Breitling suggests you like to pilot planes across the world. 
Watches are classified as “investment items” (投资项目) now. A 1994 Philippe recently sold for nearly £ 350, 000, while 1960s Rolexes have gone from 15, 000 to 30, 000 plus in a year. But, to some wealthy people, a watch is more than an investment. It’s a valuable toy for self-satisfaction, a matter of fashion. Prices may keep going up — they’ve been rising for fifteen years. But when fashion moves on, the owner of that £ 350, 000 treasured object will suddenly find his pride and joy is no more a good investment than my childhood Times. 
【小题1】The sales of watches to young people have fallen because ______. 

A.they have other devices to tell the time
B.they think watches are too expensive
C.they have little sense of time now
D.they prefer to wear an iPod on their wrists
【小题2】It seems ridiculous to the writer that ______. 
A.some people often dive 300 metres deep into the sea
B.expensive clothes sell much better than cheap ones
C.cheap cars usually don’t run as fast as expensive ones
D.expensive watches with unnecessary functions still sell
【小题3】What can be learnt about Swiss watch industry from the passage?
A.It targets rich people as its potential customers.
B.It seems hard for the industry to beat its competitors.
C.It wastes a huge amount of money in advertising.
D.It is easy for the industry to re-invent cheap watches.
【小题4】Which would be the best title for the passage?
A.Timex Being better than Rolex
B.My Expensive Childhood Timex
C.Super-level Watches? Not for Me!
D.Watches — a Valuable Collection


科目:高中英语 来源:2010年广东省佛山一中高二上学期第一次段考英语卷 题型:阅读理解

A farmer had some puppies he needed to sell. He painted a sign advertising the pups and set about nailing it to a post on the edge of his yard. As he was driving the last nail into the post, he felt a tug on his overalls. He looked down into the sad eyes of a little boy.
“Mister," he said, "I want to buy one of your puppies." 
"Well," said the farmer, as he rubbed the sweat of the back of his neck, “these puppies come from fine parents and cost a good deal of money."
The boy dropped his head for a moment. Then reaching deep into his pocket, he pulled out a handful of change and held it up to the farmer. "I've got thirty- nine cents. Is that enough to take a look?”  
"Sure," said the farmer.
And with that he let out a whistle. "Here, Dolly!" he called.
Out from the doghouse and down the ramp ran Dolly followed by four little balls of fur. The little boy pressed his face against the chain link fence. His eyes danced with delight.
As the dogs made their way to the fence, the little boy noticed something else stirring inside the doghouse. Slowly another little ball appeared; this one noticeably smaller.
Down the ramp it slid. Then in a somewhat awkward manner, the little pup began hobbling toward the others, doing its best to catch up....
"I want that one," the little boy said, pointing to the runt.
The farmer knelt down at the boy's side and said, "Son, you don't want that puppy. He will never be able to run and play with you like these other dogs would."
With that the little boy stepped back from the fence, reached down, and began rolling up one leg of his trousers. In doing so he revealed a steel brace running down both sides of his leg attaching itself to a specially made shoe. Looking back up at the farmer, he said, "You see sir, I don't run too well myself, and he will need someone who understands."
With tears in his eyes, the farmer reached down and picked up the little pup. Holding it carefully he handed it to the little boy.
"How much?" asked the little boy.
"No charge," answered the farmer, "There's no charge for love."
The world is full of people who need someone who understands. It's National Friendship Week.
【小题1】How many baby pups did the farmer have for sale?

【小题2】Why did the farmer agree to sell the boy one of the puppies?
A.The boy had the money to buy one.
B.There were few people wanting to buy a dog.
C.The farmer felt sorry for the boy.
D.The farmer wanted to get rid of the dogs quickly.
【小题3】 Which of the following words is closest in meaning to the underlined word “ hobbling”?
【小题4】Why did the boy finally choose the “ hobbling” pup?
A.He feared the farmer would kill it.
B.He thought no one else would buy that pup.
C.He believed it was the cutest of the pups.
D.He could identify with this pup.
【小题5】What would be the most suitable title for this passage?
A.Man’s Best FriendB.Puppy For Sale.
C.Perfect Match.D.Love at First Sight.


科目:高中英语 来源:2012-2013学年山西曲沃中学高二下期期中考试英语卷(带解析) 题型:阅读理解

Some people bring out the best in you in a way that you might never have fully realized on your own. My mom was one of those people.
My father died when I was nine months old, making my mom a single mother at the age of eighteen. While I was growing up, we lived a very hard life. We had little money, but my mom gave me a lot of love. Each night, she sat me on her lap and spoke the words that would change my life, “Kemmons, you are certain to be a great man and you can do anything in life if you work hard enough to get it.”
At fourteen, I was hit by a car and the doctors said I would never walk again. Every day, my mother spoke to me in her gentle, loving voice, telling me that no matter what those doctors said, I could walk again if I wanted to badly enough. She drove that message so deep into my heart that I finally believed her. A year later, I returned to school — walking on my own!
When the Great Depression (大萧条) hit, my mom lost her job. Then I left school to support the both of us. At that moment, I was determined never to be poor again.
Over the years, I experienced various levels of business success. But the real turning point occurred on a vacation I took with my wife and five kids in 1951. I was dissatisfied with the second-class hotels available for families and was angry that they charged an extra $2 for each child. That was too expensive for the average American family. I told my wife that I was going to open a motel (汽车旅馆) for families that would never charge extra for children. There were plenty of doubters at that time.
Not surprisingly, mom was one of my strongest supporters. She worked behind the desk and even designed the room style. As in any business, we experienced a lot of challenges. But with my mother’s words deeply rooted in my soul, I never doubted we would succeed. Fifteen years later, we had the largest hotel system in the world — Holiday Inn. In 1979 my company had 1,759 inns in more than fifty countries with an income of $ 1 billion a year.
You may not have started out life in the best situation. But if you can find a task in life worth working for and believe in yourself, nothing can stop you.
【小题1】What Kemmons’ mom often told him during his childhood was ______.

【小题2】According to the author, who played the most important role in making him walk back to school again?
【小题3】What caused Kemmons to start a motel by himself?
A.His terrible experience in the hotel.
B.His previous business success of various levels.
C.His mom’s support.
D.His wife’s suggestion.
【小题4】Which of the following best describes Kemmons’ mother?
A.Modest, helpful, and hard-working.
B.Loving, supportive and strong-willed.
C.Careful, helpful and beautiful.
D.Strict, sensitive and supportive.
【小题5】Which of the following led to Kemmons’ success according to the passage?
A.Self-confidence, hard work, higher education and a poor family.
B.Mom’s encouragement, clear goals, self-confidence and hard work.
C.Clear goals, mom’s encouragement, a poor family and higher education.
D.Mom’s encouragement, a poor family, higher education and opportunities.


科目:高中英语 来源:2013-2014学年贵州省高三上学期第一次联考英语试卷(解析版) 题型:短文改错

假定英语课上老师要求同桌之间交换修改作文,请你修改你同桌写的以下作文。??????????????????????????????? 文中10处语言错误,每句中最多有两处。错误涉及一个单词的增加、删除或修改。

增加:在缺词处加一个漏字符号(^ ), 并在其下面写出该加的词。



注意:1. 每处错误及其修改均仅限一词;? 2. 只允许修改10处,多者(从11处起)不计分。

??? Tom is a senior two students who devotes himself to his lessons every day. Last Saturday, as usual, he went to several courses. In the evening, he studies at home until deep into the night. He was too sleepy and tired that he couldn’t work effectively. In Sunday morning, Tom was about to study when his father came up and advised him to have break. Soon they had a good idea. They bought a kite which they liked it very much and then the family went to the suburbs where Tom enjoyed fly the kite himself. The family had a picnic together but felt very relaxed in the open air. On Monday, Tom was energetic and actively in class. He said it was only why he had a better weekend.