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单选题 Although it is raining hard,_____.

A

Tom still wants to go out

B

and Tom still wants to go out

C

that Tom still wants to go out

D

but Tom still wants to go out

单选题 Tom and I are looking forward to be seeing you, so don't disappoint us!

A

are

B

be seeing

C

so

D

disappoint

单选题 Passage1      Questions 1 to 5 are based on the following passage.      What exactly is a lie? Is it anything we say which we know is untrue? Or is it something more than that? For example, suppose a friend wants to borrow some money from you. You say “I wish I could help you but I'm short of money myself." In fact,  you are not short of money but your friend is in the habit of not paying his debt and you don't want to hurt his feelings by reminding him of this. Is this really a lie ?      Professor Jerald Jellison of the University of Southern California has made a scientific study on lying. (76) According to him, women are better liars than men, particularly when telling a "white lie," such as when a woman at a party tells another woman that she likes her dress when she really thinks it looks awful. However, this is only one side of the story. Other researchers say that men are more likely to tell more serious lies, such as making a promise which they have no intention of fulfilling.  This  is the kind of lie politicians  and businessmen are  supposed to be particularly skilled at:the lie from which the liar hopes to profit or gain in some way.        Research has also been done into the way people's behavior changes in a number of small,apparently unimportant ways when they lie. It has been found that if they are sitting down at the time, they tend to move about in their chairs more than usual. To the trained observer they are saying,"I wish I were somewhere else now." They also tend to touch certain parts of the face more often, in particular the nose. One explanation of this may be that lying causes a slight increase in blood pressure. The tip of the nose is very sensitive to such changes and the increased pressures make it itch.         Another gesture which gives liars away is what the writer Desmond Morris in his book Manwatching calls “the mouth cover."(77) He says there are several typical forms of this,such as covering part of the mouth with the fingers, touching the upper-lip or putting a finger of the hand at one side of the mouth.Such a gesture can be understood as an unconscious attempt on the part of the liar to stop himself or herself from lying.         Of course, such gestures as rubbing the nose or covering the mouth, or moving about in a chair cannot be taken as proof that the speaker is lying. They simply tend to occur more frequently in this situation. It is not one gesture alone that gives the liar away but a whole number of things, and in particular the context in which the lie is told.1 According to the passage, a "white lie"seems to be a lie_______.

A

that other people believe

B

that other people don't believe

C

told in order to avoid offending someone

D

told in order to take advantage of someone

单选题 According to the passag:e, which of the following statement is NOT TRUE?

A

Jarden is the sole supplier of the zinc the U.S.Mint uses to make the penny.

B

The majority of American people are in favor of keeping the penny.

C

Many Americans fear that getting rid of the penny would cause prices to rise.

D

The U.S.Mint now spends 2.4 cents to make a penny.

单选题 The word "these" in the first paragraph refers to _____.

A

letters

B

photographs

C

paintings

D

objects

单选题 Passage3        Questions 11 to 15 are based on the following passage.        Many of the most damaging and life threatening types of weather, such as torrential rains and severe thunderstorms, begin quickly, strike suddenly, and disappear rapidly, destroying small regions while leaving neighboring areas untouched. (79) Conventional(普通) computer models of the atmosphere have limited value in predicting short-lived local storms because the available weather data are generally not detailed enough to allow computers to see clearly the small atmospheric changes that come before these storms.In most nations, for example, weather-balloon observations are taken just once ever3r twelve hours at location typically separated by hundreds of miles. With such limited data, conventional forecasting models do a much better job predicting general weather conditions over large regions than they do forecasting specific local events.      Until recently, the observation-intensive approach needed for accurate, very short range forecasts, or "nowcasts", was impracticable. The cost of equipping and operating many thousands of conventional weather stations was extremely high, and the difficulties involved in rapidly collecting and processing the raw weather data from such a network were beyond overcoming.Fortunately, scientific and technological advance have overcome most of these problems. Radar systems, automated weather instruments, and satellites are all capable of making detailed, nearly continuous observations over large regions at a relatively low cost. Communication satellites can transmit data around the world cheaply and immediately, and modern computers can quickly compile and analyze this large volume of weather information. (80) Meteorologists(气象学家)and computer scientists now work together to design computer programs and video equipment capable of transforming r.aw weather data into words, symbols, and vivid graphic displays that forecasters can interpret easily and quickly. As meteorologists have begun using these new technologies in weather forecasting offices, nowcasting is becoming a reality.13 Nowcasts used to be impracticable because______.

A

there were no conventional computers

B

the cost of the equipping and operating was sky-high

C

there were no difficulties in data processing

D

there were not enough meteorologists

单选题 Which of the following helped to preserve "Lindow Man"?

A

Ice and low temperature.

B

Bacteria and oxygen.

C

Soil and energy.

D

Acid and water.

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