How long hu gs live? Most stists who study old age tk that the hu body is ___1___ to live no longer t 120 years. However, 110 years is probably the longest that yone could hope to live -- if he or she is ___2___ healthy d lucky. Some stists ev say we live as long as 130 years! Yet, our cells sply not contue to reproduce ___3___. They wear out, d as a result, we get old d ___4___ die.
Ev though we 't live forever, we are livg a ___5___ life t ever before. 1900, the average er life sp (寿命) was only 47 years, but today it is 75 years!
does old age t? Sixty-five may be out-of-date as the ___6___ e bet middle age d old age. After all, y older people don't to experce physical d tal ___7___ until after age 75.
People are livg longer because more people ___8___ childhood. Before modern e ged the laws of nature, y childr died of coon childhood ___9___. Now that the ces of dyg ___10___ are much lower, the ces of livg long are much higher due to better diets d health care.
On the whole, our population is gettg older. The ___11___ our population will have lastg effects on our social developt d our way of life. Some people fear such ges will be for the worse, while some see ___12___, not disaster, y d wo their "go years" are healthy, still active, d young ___13___ if not age.
As the society grows old, we need the ___14___ of our older citizs. With long lives ahead of t, they need to ___15___ active d devoted.
1. A. desed B. selected C. proved D. discovered
2. A. completely B. erally C. appartly D. extrely
3. A. rapidly B. harmlessly C. dlessly D. separately
4. A. evtually B. hopelessly C. automatically D. desperately
5. A. busier B. longer C. richer D. happier
6. A. isg B. gug C. waitg D. divg
7. A. stress B. age C. e D. failure
8. A. survive B. joy C. rber D. value
9. A. pros B. fears C. worries D. diseases
10. A. poor B. young C. sick D. quiet
11. A. ges B. recovery C. safety D. creases
12. A. drs B. ces C. strgths D. choices
13. A. d B. appearce C. voice D. movt
14. A. protection B. suggestions C. contributions D. permission
15. A. sound B. appear C. turn D. stay
第二节 语法填空（共10小题； 每小题1.5分，满分15分）
Mr. Joson lived the woods with his wife d childr. He owned ___16___ farm, which looked ost doned. ___17___ (lucky), he also had a cow which produced milk every day. He sold or exged some of the milk the towns nearly ___18___ other food d made cheese d butter for the ily with what ___19___ (leave). The cow was their only s of support, fact. One day, the cow was eatg grass ___20___ it to r heavily. While g great efforts to run away, she ___21___ (fall) over the hill d died. T the Joson tried to make a livg ___22___ the cow. order to support his ily, Mr. Joson to pt herbs d vegetables. Sce the pts took a while to grow, he started cuttg down trees ___23___ (sell) the wood. Tg about his childr's clothes, he started grog cotton too. harvest e around, he was already sg herbs, vegetables d cotton the market ___24___ people from the town met regularly. Now it occurred to ___25___ that his farm had much pottial d that the death of the cow was a bit of luck.
Peter loved to shop used articles. ost a month ago, he bought popular word e that used little pieces of wood with differt letters on t. As he was purchasg it, the salesgirl said, "Uh, look, the e box hav't ev oped yet. That might be worth some money. "
Peter exed the box, d, sure ough, it was completely covered factory-sealed plastic. d he saw a date of 1973 on the back of the box.
"You should put that up for auction (拍卖) on the ternet, d see what happs."the salesgirl said.
"Yes, you're right. People like sometg rare." Peter agreed, "I 't e there g very y unoped boxes of this e still around 40 years later."
"Don't forget to tell me if you sell it." the salesgirl smiled.
"No pro." Peter said.
After he got home, Peter t one to several auction websites loog for his e. But he cou't d it. T he typed the ne of the word e d hit Search. The search result was 543 websites contg formation about the ges of the e. Over the years, the e had produced usg letters differt sizes d e boards differt colors. He also found some lists of e s loog for various versions of the e. Peter ailed some of t, tg t what he had.
Two weeks later, Peter t back to the shop.
"Hello. Do you still rber the unoped word e?"
The salesgirl looked at for a second, t recoized d said, "Oh, hi!"
"I've got sometg for you," Peter said. "I sold the e d made $1,000. Tk you for your suggestion." He ded her three $ 100 bills.
"Wow!" the salesgirl cried out. "Tk you, I never expected it."
26. Which of the follog best describes Peter's word e?
A. It was made around 40 years ago.
B. It had e boards differt sizes.
C. It was kept a plastic bag with a seal.
D. It had little pieces of wood differt colors.
27. What did the salesgirl probably tk of Peter's word e?
A. Old d dy.
B. Rare d valuable.
C. Classic d attractive.
D. Colorful d terestg
28. Peter got the nes of the e s from _________.
B. the ternet
C. a e shop
D. the second shop
29. What happed at the d of the story?
A. Peter gave the girl $300 as a reward.
B. The salesgirl e Peter's frd.
C. Peter returned the word e for $ 1,000.
D. The salesgirl felt confused to see Peter .
30. What is the te of the story?
A. It's portt to keep a promise.
B. It's great to share other people's happess.
C. We should be grateful for the help from others.
D. Sometg rare is worth a large ount of money.
I was ne years old, I loved to go fisg with my dad. But the only tg that wasn't very fun about it was that he could catch y fish while I cou't catch ytg. I usually got pretty upset d kept asg why. He always swered, "Son, if you t to catch a fish, you have to tk like a fish", I rber g ev more upset t because, "I'm not a fish!" I 't ow how to tk like a fish. Besides, I reasoned, how could what I tk fluce what a fish does?
As I got a little older I to understd what my dad really t. So, I read some books on fish. d I ev joed the local fisg club d started attg the monthly meetgs. I learned that a fish is a cold-blooded al d therefore is very ssitive to water tperature. That is why fish prefer shallow water to deep water because the former is warmer. Besides, water is usually warmer direct sunlight t the shade. Yet, fish don't have y eyelids(眼皮) d the sun huts their eyes... The more I understood fish, the more I e effective at g d catg t..
I grew up d tered the busess world, I rber hearg my first boss say, "We all need to tk like sales people." But it 't completely make sse. My dad never once said, "If you t to catch a fish you need to tk like a fisher." What he said was, "You need to tk like a fish." Years later, with great efforts to promote long-term services to people much older d richer t me, I gradually learned what we all need is to tk more like customers. It is not easy job. I will show you how the follog chapters.
31. Why was the author upset fisg trips he was ne?
A. He could not catch a fish.
B. His father was not patt with .
C. His father did not teach fisg.
D. He could not fluce a fish as his father did.
32. What did the author's father really ?
A. To read about fish.
B. To learn fisg by oneself.
C. To understd what fish tk.
D. To study fisg y ways.
33. Accorg to the author, fish are most likely to be found _________.
A. deep water on sunny days
B. deep water on cloudy days
C. shallow water under sunlight
D. shallow water under waterside trees.
34. After terg the busess world, the author found _________.
A. it easy to tk like a customer
B. his father's fisg advice spirg
C. his first boss's sales ideas reasonable
D. it difficult to sell services to poor people
35. This passage most likely comes from _________.
A. a fisg guide
B. a popular sales book
C. a novel on childhood
D. a millionaire's biography
iel derson, a ous psychologist, believes it's portt to distguish television's fluces on childr from those of the ily. We td to e TV, he says, for pros it doesn't really cause, overloog our own roles shapg childr's ds.
One traditional belief about television is that it reduces a child's ability to tk d to understd the world. While watg TV, childr do not merely absorb words d ages (影像). stead, they learn both explicit d gs from what they see. Actually, childr learn early the psychology of characters TV shows. Furthermore, as y teachers agree, childr understd far more parts watch TV with t, expg new words d ideas. Yet, most parts use educational progr as a ce to park their kids front of the set d do sometg other room.
other argut st television is that it replaces rg as a form of tertt. But accorg to derson, the ount of te spt watg television is not related to rg ability. TV doesn't take the place of rg for most childr; it takes the place of silar sorts of recreation, such as listg to the radio d playg sports. Tgs like parts' educational background have a stronger fluce on a child's rg. "A child's rg ability is best predicted by how much a part reads." derson says.
Traditional wisdom also has it that heavy television-watg lowers IQ (智商) scores d affects school perforce. But here, too, derson notes that no studies have proved it. fact, research suggests that it's the other way around. "If you're smart young, you'll watch less TV you're older," derson says. Yet, people of lower IQ td to be lifelong television viewers.
For years researchers have attpted to show that television is gerous to childr. However, by shog that television promotes none of the gerous effects as convtionally believed, derson suggests that television not be conned without considerg other fluces.
36. By watg TV, childr learn _________.
A. ages through words
B. more t explicit gs
C. more about ages t words
D. little about people's psychology
37. educational progr is best watched by a child _________.
A. on his own
B. with other kids
C. with his parts
D. with his teachers
38. Which of the follog is most related to childr's rg ability?
C. Parts' rg list
D. Parts' educational background
39. derson believed that _________.
A. the more a child watches TV, the smarter he is
B. the younger a child is, the more he watches TV
C. the smarter a child is, the less likely he gets addicted to TV
D. the less a child watches TV, the better he performs at school
40. What is the purpose of the passage?
A. To advise on the educational use of TV.
B. To describe TV's harmful effects on childr.
C. To exp traditional views on TV fluces.
D. To prest derson's unconvtional ideas.
It was once coon to regard Brit as a society with class distction. Each class had unique characteristics.
rt years, y writers have begun to speak the 'e of class' d 'classless society' Brit. d modern day consumer society everyone is considered to be middle class.
But pronoung the death of class is too early. A rt wide-rg society of public opion found 90 pert of people still pg tselves particular class; 73 pert agreed that class was still a vital part of British society; d 52 pert thought there were still sharp class differces. Thus, class may not be culturally d politically obvious, yet it rs portt part of British society. Brit ss to have a love of stratification.
One ung aspect of a British person's class position is t. The words a person speaks tell her or his class. A study of British ts durg 1970s found that a voice soung like a BBC newsreader was viewed as the most attractive voice, Most people said this t sounded 'educated' d 'soft'. The ts placed at the bottom this study, on the other d, were regional（地区的）city ts. These ts were s as 'coon' d 'ugly'. However, a silar study of British ts the US turned these results upside down d placed some regional ts as the most attractive d BBC glish as the least. This suggests that British attitudes towards t have deep roots d are based on class prejudice.
rt years, however, young upper middle-class people London, have begun to adopt some regional ts, order to hide their class ors. This is dication of class becog unnoticed. However, the 1995 pop song 'Coon People' puts forward the view that though a middle-class person may 't to live like coon people' they never appreciate the reality of a worg-class life.
41. A rt study of public opion shows that modern Brit ________.
A. it is te to d class distction
B. most people belong to middle class
C. it is easy to recoize a person's class
D. people regard tselves socially differt
42. The word stratification Paragraph 3 is closest g to ________.
B. most people belong to middle class
43. The study the US showed that BBC glish was regarded as _________.
44. British attitudes towards t _________.
A. have a long tradition
B. are based on regional status
C. are shared by the ers
D. have ged rt years
45. What is the idea of the passage?
A. The middle class is expg
B. A person's t reflects his class
C. Class is a key part of British society
D. Each class has unique characteristics.
A Night of or d trigue at Sghai Bund 1930
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May 16, 9:00 Pay 17, 12:00 . EDT
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Featurg adaptations from ese d Western classic, clug works from ese y Awarg composer T Dun, the g Guitar Duo ted up with Cu guitar virtuoso uel Barrueco (right) for a a West Concert at the New York Historical Society on April 23.
Heroes of History: Legacy of My ese ily
Jo us as actress Ta recounts the fasatg story of three erations of her mother's ily d their contributions to the history of a.
Friday, May 8, 6:30PM--7:30PM
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A photography exhibition held by Media to celebrate its foung New York City on April 24, featurg three erg ese photographers; Ygxi Michael Shi, Haiy d g Gu, whose works have appeared publications such as Vogue, ELLE, The New York Tes d others.
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The first session of the a stitute erica short course g: The City Through Its Architecture ops on esday. Ncy S. Sthardt discusses the For City d g's perial architecture.
Passg on the Kunqu Art: From Master to Disciples
Kunqu Society, the classical ese theater which coes sg, g d actg to literary works by masters of g d Qg Dynasties, perforg troduces four sature plays of Kunqu Master Jiqg Zg to er auces.
Sunday, April 19, 2:00PM, EST
Miller Theatre at Columbia University
2960 Broadway, New York, NY 10027
46. Edward Leonardo Norton, connoisseur of ese d Japese tiques. He has a strong terest classical ese literary works. He ev starts gog to evg classes to learn classical ese at Columbia University.
47. Dape Sui-yu T, former director of National Association of Photographers. After rg some history books on how the first group of ese migrts survived erica of the 19th tury, she has become on her own ily history d that of others.
48. Sharon Cos, pop sger d ateur photographer. Her marriage with a serious music critic has drawn her to his world, so she is now crazy about classical music d will not miss y ce to attd a concert with her husd.
49. Michelle s, t photographer d coluist for quite a few ternationallyown travel magazes. Rtly, she has shown great terest photo exhibits which feature young artists with Isic or ese background.
50. Caroe Hugo, ous writer d flutial movie critic. Last year her tasy story which volved the mysterious For City received critical . Now she is conceivg a roce that has Sghai of the 1930s as the settg.
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Sally walked onto the platform, picked up a piece of chalk d wrote on the blackboard: "Rule 1: We are ily! " All stuts stopped to look at her. d she contued with Rule 2, Rule 3... the follog weeks, Sally worked out 10 class rules d posted t on the walls of the classroom. She pattly exped all the rules to the stuts d require everyone to follow t.
Surprisgly, Sally was not driv out like the former teachers; stead, she won respect from the stuts. Over the year, she witnessed gradual ge the class. At the graduation cerony, just as she expected, she was very proud to std with a class of care, ners d conce.
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