名师工作室20xx年四川省高考英语模拟(二)

20xx年四川省高考英语模拟(二)

第二部分 阅读理解 (共两节,满分50分)

第一节 阅读下列短文,从每题所给的四个选项中,选出最佳选项。(共20小题,每小题2分,满分40分)

A

The “old school of thought” here in China is that it is dangerous to buy online, that the products are often fake (假冒的), and that you will often lose your money. Based on my experience, this manner of thinking is definitely out-of-date. Taobao has a system for reviewing sellers and helping you pick the responsible ones.

In the last few years, I have bought many things online. Some of the things I bought online were expensive and many of my Chinese friends were really shocked that I would use Taobao.

You might think living in a foreign country means you will be lonely at times, but I most enjoy chatting online with the sellers and especially enjoy the casual online language of Taobao. I particularly like being called “Qin”!This is an abbreviated (简短的) form of “dear” which is a familiar greeting on Taobao.

I once bought an expensive computer from Taobao and the seller turned out to be living just down the street, so I was invited to pick it up at their home. Yes, there was the computer running in the kitchen where the woman of the house was preparing dinner. She carefully loaded the Chinese service pack on to the computer and explained how to use it. Two days later I returned to buy some accessories (附件) and met her husband, a friendly young man, who was very interested in what I was doing in Dalian. If I am very clever with my Chinese, sometimes Taobao people will not know I am a foreigner, but the woman found out because my Chinese name is not commonly used by Chinese people. We had a wonderful time chatting, and I also wrote a great review for them.

31. In the first paragraph, the author implies that many Chinese people believe that online sellers ______.

A. have enough measures to protect buyers

B. are not honest and may cheat customers

C. sell quality products at low prices

D. sell fake products at high prices

32. Apart from buying things, the author regards online shopping as a good way of ______.

A. relaxation B. saving money

C. communication D. learning English

33. It can be inferred that the author ______.

A. has a popular Chinese name B. has used Taobao for quite some time

C. is a foreign teacher working in China D. is a computer engineer with a high income

34. Why did the author go to the woman’s house?

A. To have dinner. B. To meet her husband.

C. To get what he bought. D. To buy a program for his computer.

B

Top Kid-Friendly Summer Vacations

Dude Ranch

If you have little cowboys and cowgirls at home, thrill them by visiting a dude ranch (度假牧场) on your next vacation. Your children can learn about nature, enjoy horseback riding, and gain an entirely new perspective. You can choose between programs that have you spending quality time with your kids, and programs that are for children only. This summer, enjoy the great outdoors — at a dude ranch!

For more information, visit: www.ranchweb.com/categorydisplay.htm

Six Flags Great Adventure

Have a classic vacation by visiting one of the most famous theme park chains. With locations all over the

U.S., there’s sure to be a Six Flags near you. Take the whole family and be back at work on Monday. Escape the summer heat with countless water rides. Take your kids to have brunch with Bugs Bunny, or check out the new Safari Park, where you can interact with real animals.

For more information, visit: www.sixflags.com/national/index.aspx

Roswell UFO Festival

Do you have science fiction fans in your household? Encourage their interests and experience a special vacation at the annual Roswell UFO Festival. Come in costume (化妆服) if you wish, and join the parade (游行). Attend lectures by famous authors and researchers, or watch up-and-coming bands perform. Even if you’re not a believer, you can still enjoy the artwork, music, and great celebration.

For more information, visit: www.roswellufofestival.com

Earthplace

It’s not easy being green, but it can be fun if you visit the exhibits at Earthplace in Westport, Connecticut. This 62-acre wildlife reserve is committed to educating the public about the environment and promoting positive action to preserve nature. The exhibits provide hands-on features that make learning fun for your kids. After touring the exhibits, visit the garden and the playground, and enjoy the summer weather.

For more information, visit: www.earthplace.org/index.html

35. Dude Ranch and Six Flags Great Adventure are similar in that ______.

A. they are both suitable for a family vacation

B. they both take place in the city

C. they both allow people to have brunch

D. they both provide water rides

36 Which will you join if you want to learn how to protect nature?

A. Dude Ranch.

B. Six Flags Great Adventure.

C. Roswell UFO Festival.

D. Earthplace.

37. Who would be most interested in Roswell UFO Festival?

A. A kid who loves music.

B. A kid who likes adventure.

C. A kid who is interested in aliens.

D. A kid who likes first-hand experience.

38. Which website is most useful if you want to join a parade in costume?

A. www.ranchweb.com/categorydisplay.htm

B. www.sixflags.com/national/index.aspx

C. www.roswellufofestival.com

D. www.earthplace.org/index.html

C

If you think fridges of the future will just be bigger, more efficient white boxes to keep your food cool, then think again. Designers at Haier have come up with a new touch-screen, interactive (交互式的) fridge, which knows more about your food than you do.

With a large, high-tech display, people simply tap the screen and load new items onto the fridge’s database. The fridge can then use the database to recommend recipes with the items available. It even warns users, if the food is about to go out of date.

It can also keep track of all food stored, and recognizes the food you put inside it. The display screen is

semi-transparent (半透明的), allowing users to see the screen and also just make out the food behind it. It also gives users the choice to tap over an item in the fridge, and play an advertisement relating to the product, although there are question marks over just how popular this feature would be.

Designers say the screen is good for the environment as you don’t need to open the fridge to see what’s inside, so the fridge doesn’t need to use energy to cool itself down again. It’s been on show in Berlin, although there aren’t any plans to bring it on the market just yet.

It wasn’t the only eyes and even change the channel, if you give it a nod. The Eye Control TV comes with a large device in front of your TV. With a determined blink of your eyes, you can change channels, change the volume or power your TV off.

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