成人高考《高起点英语》冲刺预测题及答案(3)-2
本文摘要:第二部分:阅读理解  第一节:阅读下列短文,然后从所给的四个选项中选出最好选项,并在答题纸上将该项涂黑。A  Ifwearetohelpstudentsdevelopreadingskillsinaf
第二部分:阅读理解

  第一节:阅读下列短文,然后从所给的四个选项中选出最好选项,并在答卷纸上将该项涂黑。

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  Ifwearetohelpstudentsdevelopreadingskillsinaforeignlanguage,itisimportanttounderstandwhatisinvolvedinthereadingprocessitself.Ifwehaveaclearideaofhow“goodreaders”read,eitherintheirownoraforeignlanguage,thiswillenableustodecidewhetherparticularreadingtechniquesarelikelytohelplearnersornot.

  Inconsideringthereadingprocess,itisimportanttodistinguishbetweentwoquiteseparateactivities:readingformeaningandreadingaloud.Readingformeaningistheactivitywenormallyengageinwhenwereadbooks,newspapers,roadsigns,etc.;itiswhatyouaredoingasyoureadthistext.Itinvolveslookingatsentencesandunderstandingthemessagetheyconvey,inotherwords“makingsense”ofawrittentext.Itdoesn’tnormallyinvolvesayingthewordsweread,notevensilentlyinsideourheads;thereareimportantreasonsforthis,whichareoutlinedbelow.Ks*5u

  Readingaloudisacompletelydifferentactivity;itspurposeisnotjusttounderstandatextbuttoconveytheinformationtosomeoneelse.Itisnotanactivityweengageinveryoftenoutsidetheclassroom;commonexamplesarereadingoutpartsofanewspaperarticletoafriend,orreadinganoticetootherpeoplewhocan’tseeit.Obviously,readingaloudinvolveslookingatatext,understandingitandalsosayingit.Becauseourattentionisdividedbetweenreadingandspeaking,itisamuchmoredifficultactivitythanreadingsilently;weoftenstumbleandmakemistakeswhenreadingaloudinourownlanguage,andreadingaloudinaforeignlanguageisevenmoredifficult.

  Whenwereadformeaning,wedonotneedtoreadeveryletteroreveryword,noreveneverywordineachsentence.Thisisbecause,providedthetextmakessense,wecanguessmuchofwhatitsaysaswereadit.

  41.Thepassageismainlyabout____________.

  A.readingskillsB.silentreadingC.readingprocessesD.readingaloud

  42.Theunderlinedword“stumble”inParagraph3means____________.

  A.stepoversomethingandfallB.repeatsomethingorpausefortoolong

  C.walkwithheavymovementsD.speakinafluentandconfidentway

  43.Wecaninferfromthepassagethattheauthorwillcontinueto____________.

  A.discussindetailhowtoreadaloud

  B.introducesomemorereadingactivities

  C.tellhowgoodreadersreadintheirownlanguage

  D.explainwhyweneedn’tsaythewordswhenreadingformeaning

  44.Wecanconcludethat____________.

  A.readingsilentlyiseasierthanreadingaloud

  B.tounderstandasentence,youhavetoreadallthewordsinit

  C.silentreadinginvolveslookingatatextandsayingthewordssilentlytoyourself

  D.there’snodifferencebetweenreadinginone’sownlanguageandinaforeignone

B

  WhenIwasabout14,Idecidedtomakemoney,soIgotapart-timejobatalocalrestaurant.Withmyfirstpaycheck,IrealizedthatIwouldhavetoworkawfullyhardtomakeverylittlemoney.Mybosshadbeenmakingjustaboveminimumwagefor20years,andIknewIdidn'twanttospendtherestofmylifeworkingtodeath.Aroundthesametime,mygodparentstookmetoaninvestmentworkshop.Immediately,myeyeswereopenedtothepowerofcompoundgrowthininvesting.Iknewthatthiswasawaytofinancialfreedom.Ilefttheworkshop,determinedtomakemymoneyworkformeinsteadofjustmeworkingformoney.

  Honoringwhatmymotherhadtaughtme,tosharewhateverIhad,Idonatedpartofmypaycheckstoraisemoneyforbreastcancer,andsavedeverythingelsetobuildupalargeenoughnesteggtoopenabrokerageaccount.Tooexcitedtowait,IbeganreadingeverythingIcouldaboutinvesting.Withmostofmylifesavings,IinvestedinDuPont,AT&T,Caterpillar,andInternationalPaper.Theprideinbeingashareholderinacompany,alongwithwatchingmystocksincreaseinvalue,fueledmydesiretolearnmore.Iwenttothreemoreinvestmentworkshopswithmygodparentsandbrowsedbooksatthelibrary.

  Ibeganwith$4,000inmyaccountandhaveaddedabout$2,000sincethen.Myportfolioisnowworthroughly$12,000,fiveyearslater,havinggrownabout18%peryear,onaverage.MyfavoriteholdingsarebiotechnologycompaniesthatIknowafairamountaboutbecausethey'rebasednearme.

  Intheyearssincethen,Ihaveexperiencedmanymomentsofgratitudefordiscoveringinvestingsoearlyinmylife.I'mincollegenow,andplantogoontomedicalschoolandbecomeafamilypracticephysician.AndIknowthat,thankstoinvesting,myroadwillbemucheasier.NotonlyhaveItakenanactivesteptowardsimprovingmylong-termfinancialfuture,butIamconfidentthatIwillalsobeabletogenerouslysupportthecausesIbelieveinwithmoreeasethanIotherwisewouldhaveimagined.

  45.Whatcanwelearnfromthefirstparagraph?Ks*5u

  A.Theworkingconditioninthelocalrestaurantwasawful.

  B.Thewriterdidn’tmakemuchmoneybecausehetookatemporaryjob.

  C.Peoplecan’tmakealotofmoneyunlesstheyworkhardashardworkalwayspays.

  D.Theinvestmentworkshoptaughtthewriterthathecouldmakemoneythroughinvestment.

  46.Thewriterwaseagertolearnmoreaboutinvestingbecause________.

  A.hehadinvestedallhislifesavingsinstocks

  B.hewastooexcitedtowaittoopenabrokerageaccount

  C.hewantedtodonatemoretoraisemoneyforbreastcancer

  D.hefeltproudofbeingashareholderwithhisstocksincreasinginvalue

  47.WhichofthefollowingstatementsisNOTTRUEaccordingtothepassage?

  A.Investingmadehiswealthgroweffectively.

  B.Investingenabledhimtoachievehislifegoals.

  C.Investingallowedhimtopayoffallhisdebts.

  D.Investinghelpedhimtoreachfinancialindependence.

  48.Thebesttitleofthepassageshouldbe__________.

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