A.EP Portable Heater
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The EP has no exposed heating parts that can cause a fire. The outside of EP only gets warm to thetouch so that it will not burn children or pets.
The EP will not reduce oxygen in the room. With other heaters, you’ll notice that you get sleepy when the heat comes on because they are burning up oxygen.
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21. What is mainly discussed in Paragraph 2?
A. the safety of the EP B. the heat of the EP
C. the appearance of the EP D. the material of the EP
22. From the passage, we can learn that the EP _______.
A. runs without any noise B. doesn’t burn up oxygen
C. makes people get sleepy D. is unsuitable for children and pets
23. The underlined word “evenly” in Paragraph 4 probably means ________.
A. separately B. equally C. quickly D. continuously
24. The main purpose of the passage is to ________.
A. compare the difference of different heart brands
B. advise people to save on heating bills
C. report the new development of portable heaters
D. persuade people to buy the product
B.Read the advertisements carefully. Then answer the questions that follow.
INTERESTED IN CHILDCARE?
Qualified person or preschool teacher needed for busy childcare center, south of the river. Full-time work guaranteed. Immediate start necessary. The candidate must be able to work as a co-operative team member. Phone 6345 2345 for an interview and fax resume to 6345 2345.
WE NEED OFFICE CLEANERS!
Three people are required for professional cleaning in the CBD area. Working hours from 5:00 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays. Approximately five hours per shift. A good record is necessary. Experience preferred. Phone 6345 7843 now.
WANT TO WORK AS A DENTAL NURSE?
This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified dental nurse with a confident and cheerful personality to work in the School Dental Health Scheme. You must be able to get along well with children because the work involves talking to groups about dental health practices. For further information, visit our website at: schooldentalservices@ gov. sg. And fax your resume to 6234 4567.
Are you a creative and trained florist with at least two years of experience? Then this may be just what you are seeking. The city’s leading Florist Artist Studio needs another part-time member on their wedding team. Please phone 6098 7888 now!
25. The position of a(n)_______is a part-time job.
A. preschool teacher B. artist C. florist D. dental nurse
26. Which of the following is the most important for the childcare job?
A. Cooking skills. B. Childcare experience.
C. The ability to start work in two weeks. D. The ability to work well with other people.
27. The office cleaners will be required to work about _______ hours a week.
A.5 B. 15 C. 10 D.20
I am a writer. I spend a great deal of my time thinking about the power of language—the way it can evoke(唤起) an emotion, a visual image, a complex idea, or a simple truth. Language is the tool of my trade. And I use them all—all the Englishes I grew up with.
Born into a Chinese family that had recently arrived in California, I’ve been giving more thought to the kind of English my mother speaks. Like others, I have described it to people as “broken” English. But I feel embarrassed to say that. It has always bothered me that I can think of no way to describe it other than “broken”, as if it were damaged and needed to be fixed, as if it lacked a certain wholeness. I’ve heard other terms used, “limited English,” for example. But they seem just as bad, as if everything is limited, including people’s perceptions(认识)of the limited English speaker.
I know this for a fact, because when I was growing up, my mother’s “limited” English limited my perception of her. I was ashamed of her English. I believed that her English reflected the quality of what she had to say. That is, because she expressed them imperfectly her thoughts were imperfect. And I had plenty of evidence to support me: the fact that people in department stores, at banks, and at restaurants did not take her seriously, did not give her good service, pretended not to understand her, or even acted as if they did not hear her.
I started writing fiction in 1985. And for reasons I won’t get into today, I began to write stories using all the Englishes I grew up with: the English she used with me, which for lack of a better term might be described as “broken”, and what I imagine to be her translation of her Chinese, her internal(内在的) language, and for that I sought to preserve the essence, but neither an English nor a Chinese structure. I wanted to catch what language ability tests can never show: her intention, her feelings, the rhythms of her speech and the nature of her thoughts.
28. By saying “Language is the tool of my trade”, the author means that ______.
A. she uses English in foreign trade B. she is fascinated by languages
C. she works as a translator D. she is a writer by profession
29. Which of the following is TRUE according to Paragraph 3?
A. Americans do not understand broken English.
B. The author’s mother was not respected sometimes.
C. The author’ mother had positive influence on her.
D. Broken English always reflects imperfect thoughts.
30. The author gradually realizes her mother’s English is _____.
A. well structured B. in the old style C. rich in meaning D. easy to translate
31. What is the passage mainly about?
A. The changes of the author’s attitude to her mother’s English.
B. The limitation of the author’s perception of her mother.
C. The author’s misunderstanding of “limited” English.
D. The author’s experiences of using broken English.
Throughout the history of the arts, the nature of creativity has remained constant to artists. No matter what objects they select, artists are to bring forth new forces and forms that cause change---to find poetry where no one has ever seen or experienced it before.
Landscape (风景) is another unchanging element of art. It can be found from ancient times through the17th-century Dutch painters to the 19th-century romanticists and impressionists. In the 1970s Alfred Leslie, one of the new American realists, continued this practice. Leslie sought out the same place where ThomasCole, a romanticist, had produced paintings of the same scene a century and a half before. Unlike Cole who insists on a feeling of loneliness and the idea of finding peace in nature, Leslie paints what he actually sees. In his paintings, there is no particular change in emotion, and he includes ordinary things like the highway in the background. He also takes advantage of the latest developments of color photography to help both the eye and the memory when he improves his painting back in his workroom.
Besides, all art begs the age-old question: What is real? Each generation of artists has shown their understanding of reality in one form or another. The impressionists saw reality in brief emotional effects, the realists in everyday subjects and in forest scenes, and the Cro-Magnon cave people in their naturalistic drawings of the animals in the ancient forests. To sum up, understanding reality is a necessary struggle for artists of all periods.
Over thousands of years the function of the arts has remained relatively constant. Past or present, Eastern or Western, the arts are a basic part of our immediate experience. Many and different are the faces ofart, and together they express the basic need and hope of human beings.
32. The underlined word “poetry” most probably means ________ .
A. an object for artistic creation B. a collection of poems
C. an unusual quality D. a natural scene
33. Leslie’s paintings are extraordinary because ___________.
A. they are close in style to works in ancient times
B. they look like works by 19th-century painters
C. they draw attention to common things in life
D. they depend heavily on color photography
34. What is the author’s opinion of artistic reality?
A. It will not be found in future works of art. B. It does not have a long-lasting standard.
C. It is expressed in a fixed artistic form. D. It is lacking in modern works of art.
35. Which of the following is the main topic of the passage?
A. History of the arts. B. Use of modern technology in the arts.
C. New developments in the arts. D. Basic questions of the arts.七选五补全短文[/page]
第二节 七选五补全短文 (共5小题，每小题2分，满分10分) (请将答案写到II卷上，否则不给分!)
I was ten when I first sat with my grandmother behind the cashier(收银台)in her general store. 36_I quickly learned the importance of treating customers politely and saying “thank you.”
At first I was paid in candy. 37 I worked every day after school, and during the summer and on weekends and holidays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. My father helped me set up a bank account. 38
By the time I was 12, my grandmother thought I had done such a good job that she promoted me to selling cosmetics(化妆品)I developed the ability to look customers directly in the eye. Even though I was just a kid, women would ask me such things as “What color do you think I should wear?” I took a real interest in their questions and was able to translate what they wanted into makeup(化妆)ideas. 39
The job taught me a valuable lesson: to be a successful salesperson, you didn’t need to be a rocket scientist—you needed to be a great listener. 40 Expect they are no longer women purchasing cosmetics from me; instead, they are kids who tell me which toys they would like to see designed and developed.
A. Later I received 50 cents an hour.
B. Before long, she let me sit there by myself.
C. I ended my selling a record amount of cosmetics.
D. Today I still carry that lesson with me: I listen to customers.
E. My grandma’s trust taught me how to handle responsibility.
F. Soon I found myself looking more beautiful than ever before.
G. Watching my money grow was more rewarding than anything I could have bought.英语知识运用[/page]
阅读下面短文，从短文后各题所给的四个选项(A, B, C和D)中，选出可以填入空白处的最佳选项，并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。(注意：请将答案转涂到机读卡上相应小题标号处!机读卡上的36~40小题处空出，不要填涂!)
The requirements for high school graduation have just changed in my community. As a result, all students must 41 sixty hours of service learning, 42 they will not receive a diploma. Service learning is academic learning that also helps the community. 43 of service learning include cleaning up a polluted river, working in a soup kitchen, or tutoring a student. 44 a service experience, students must keep a journal(日志)and then write a _45 about what they have learned.
Supporters claim that there are many 46 of service learning. Perhaps most importantly, students are forced to think 47 their own interests and become 48 of the needs of others. Students are also able to learn real-life skills that 49 shouldering responsibility, solving problems, and working as part of a team. __50 , students can explore possible careers _51 service learning. For example, if a student wonders what teaching is like, he or she can choose to work in an elementary school classroom a few afternoons each month.
52 there are many benefits, opponents 53 problems with the new requirement. First, they__54 that the main reason students go to school is to learn core subjects and skills. Because service learning is time-consuming, students spend 55 time studying the core subjects. Second, they believe that forcing students to work without 56 goes against the law. By requiring service, the school takes away an individual’s freedom to choose.
In my view, service learning is a great way to 57 to the community, learn new skills, and explore different careers. 58 , I don’t believe you should force people to help others – the 59 to help must come from the heart. I think the best _60 is one that gives students choices: a student should be able to choose sixty hours of independent study or sixty hours of service. Choice encourages both freedom and responsibility, and as young adults, we must learn to handle both wisely.
41. A. spend B. gain C .complete D. save
42. A. and B. or C. but D. for
43. A. Subjects B. ideas C. Procedures D. Examples
44. A. During B. Before C. With D. After
45. A. diary B. report C. note D. notice
46. A. courses B. benefits C. challenges D. features
47. A. beyond B. about C. over D. in
48. A. careful B. proud C. tired D. aware
49. A. possess B. apply C. develop D. include
50. A. Gradually B. Finally C. Luckily D. Hopefully
51. A. through B. across C. of D. on
52. A. So B. Thus C. Since D. While
53. A. deal with B. look into C. point out D. take down
54. A. doubt B. argue C. overlook D. admit
55. A. much B. full C. less D. more
56. A. cost B. pay C. care D. praise
57. A. contribute B. appeal C. attend D. belong
58. A. However B. Otherwise C. Besides D. Therefore
59. A. courage B. desire C. emotion D. spirit
60. A. decision B. purpose C. solution D. result非选择题[/page]
第II卷 非选择题 (共50分)
China’s V-Day parade not only makes clear its key role in defeating fascism(法西斯)but also shows that a powerful, modern nation has emerged already. There is 1 African proverb that says, “Until a son is old enough, he will not bother 2 (ask) what killed his father in order to take revenge.” The ceremony demonstrated that China has come of age and can no longer be ignored by the rest of the world.
No 3 (few) than 17 countries sent a total of 1,000 troops to take part in the parade, joining 12,000Chinese troops in Tian’anmen Square. China displayed a series of modern military hardware including tanks, fighter jets and ballistic missiles(弹道导弹).
On the day of the parade, Xi said the day would go down in history in remembrance of the 4(remark) times in 5 the world stood against Japanese aggression. While thanking the world leaders who stood 6 China, he said that “the war was evil 7 justice won finally”.
Xi said that during the war, great sacrifices were made. Chinese officials say 20 million died and 15million 8 (wound) in China. Xi said China also will always remember the 9 (contribute)of other countries in the defeat of Japan during the war.
While 10 (say) that China loves peace, he announced that China would reduce its military forces by 300,000 troops by the end of 2017.
Everybody needs have friends in life. But being a friend can sometime be hard work. Learn how to solve problems in friendship can make you a better friend and a happier person. An universal problem between friends is that they don’t know why to talk with each other about difficult things. When they are talking, they often get madly with each other. What can they do? It took time to learn how to communicate well, and it is important to understand why a friend gets angry to you when you say something. If you know which makes your friend angry, and you can try to talk about the problem in a different way.
参考词汇：庄重 serious adj. 排练 rehearsal n.
In the school sports meeting to be held in October, different grades will present at the opening ceremony various colorful performances, which are to be highly praised by both teachers and students. But at the same time, such performances also bring about some controversies as to whether they are necessary.