46。 C store an unlimited number of human faces。
- From the information above, which of the following can be most
reliably inferred about United States and Soviet agriculture during
the ten-year period?
A. A higher percentage of total agricultural acreage was fallow in the United States than in the Soviet Union.
B. The United States had more fallow acreage than planted acreage.
C. Fewer total acres of available agricultural land were fallow in the Soviet Union than in the United States.
D. The Soviet Union had more planted acreage than fallow acreage.
E. The Soviet Union produced a greater volume of crops than the UnitedStates produced.
For hot desert locations with access to seawater, a new greenhouse design generates freshwater and cool air. Oriented to the prevailing wind, the front wall of perforated cardboard, moistened and cooled by a trickle of seawater pumped in, cools and moistens hot air blowing in. This cool, humidified air accelerates plant growth; little water evaporates from leaves. Though greenhouses normally capture the heat of sunlight, a double-layered roof, the inner layer coated to reflect infrared light outward, allows visible sunlight in but traps solar heat between the two layers. This heated air, drawn down from the roof, then mixes with the greenhouse air as it reaches a second sea-water-moistened cardboard wall at the back of the greenhouse. There the air absorbs more moisture, which then condenses on a metal wall cooled by seawater, and thus distilled water for irrigating the plants collects.
For the following question, consider each of the choices separately and select all that apply.
- It can be inferred that the process described in the passage makes
use of which of the following?
A. The tendency of hot air to rise
B. The directional movement of wind
C. The temperature differential between the sea and the desert
For the following question, consider each of the choices separately and select all that apply.
- It can be inferred that the greenhouse roof is designed to allow for
which of the following?
A. The avoidance of intense solar heat inside the greenhouse
B. The entry of sunlight into the greenhouse to make the plants grow
C. The mixture of heated air with greenhouse air to enhance the collection of moisture
43。 B Farrant is working hard to cultivate food crops that can。。。
A ten-year comparison between the United States and the Soviet Union in terms of crop yields per acre revealed that when only planted acreage is compared, Soviet yields were equal to 68 percent of United States yields. When total agricultural acreage (planted acreage plus fallow acreage) is compared, however, Soviet yield was 114 percent of United States yield.
49。 A They cannot easily tell apart people with near-identical appearances。
- Select a sentence in the passage whose function is to indicate the range of Mendelssohn’s musical talents.
- The passage suggests that anyone attempting to evaluate
Mendelssohn’s career must confront which of the following
A.The tension between Mendelssohn’s career as a composer and his career as a pianist and conductor
B.The contrast between Mendelssohn’s popularity and that of Schumann and Brahms
C.The discrepancy between Mendelssohn’s popularity and his standing among critics
D.The inconsistency between Mendelssohn’s reputation during his lifetime and his reputation since his death
E.The gap between Mendelssohn’s prodigious musical beginnings and his decline in later years.
- the author mentions Schumann and Brahms primarily in order to
A.provide examples of composers who are often compared with Mendelssohn
B.identify certain composers who are more popular than Mendelssohn
C.identify composers whom Mendelssohn influenced
D.establish the milieu in which Mendelssohn worked
E.establish a standard of comparison for Mendelssohn as a composer
Was Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847) a great composer? On its face, the question seems absurd. One of the most gifted prodigies in the history of music, he produced his first masterpiece at sixteen. From then on, he was recognized as an artist of preternatural abilities, not only as a composer but also as a pianist and conductor. But Mendelssohn’s enduring popularity has often been at odds — sometimes quite sharply — with his critical standing. Despite general acknowledgment of his genius, there has been a noticeable reluctance to rank him with, say, Schumann or Brahms. As Haggin put it, Mendelssohn, as a composer, was a “minor master . . . working on a small scale of emotion and texture.”
- The passage addresses which of the following issues related to
Glass’s use of popular elements in his classical compositions?
A. How it is regarded by listeners who prefer rock to the classics
B. How it has affected the commercial success of Class’s music
C. Whether it has contributed to a revival of interest among other composers in using popular elements in their compositions
D. Whether it has had a detrimental effect on Glass’s reputation as a composer of classical music
E. Whether it has caused certain of Glass’s works to be derivative in quality
- The passage suggests that Glass’s work displays which of the
A. A return to the use of popular music in classical compositions
B. An attempt to elevate rock music to an artistic status more closely approximating that of classical music
C. A long-standing tendency to incorporate elements from two apparently disparate musical styles
- Select the sentence that distinguishes two ways of integrating rock
and classical music.
36。 C There are a couple of plants tough and adaptable enough。。。
33。 I proclamation
A person who agrees to serve as mediator between two warring factions at the request of both abandons (by so agreeing) the right to take sides later. To take sides at a later point would be to suggest that the earlier presumptive impartiality was a sham.
28。 M supposed
Reviving the practice of using elements of popular music in classical composition, an approach that had been in hibernation in the United States during the 1960s, composer Philip Glass (born 1937) embraced the ethos of popular music without imitating it. Glass based two symphonies on music by rock musicians David Bowie and Brian Eno, but the symphonies’ sound is distinctively his. Popular elements do not appear out of place in Glass’s classical music, which from its early days has shared certain harmonies and rhythms with rock music. Yet this use of popular elements has not made Glass a composer of popular music. His music is not a version of popular music packaged to attract classical listeners; it is high art for listeners steeped in rock rather than the classics.
- The passage above emphasizes which of the following points about
A. They should try to form no opinions of their own about any issue that is related to the dispute.
B. They should not agree to serve unless they are committed to maintaining a stance of impartiality.
C. They should not agree to serve unless they are equally acceptable to all parties to a dispute.
D. They should feel free to take sides in the dispute right from the start, provided that they make their biases publicly known.
E. They should reserve the right to abandon their impartiality so as not to be open to the charge of having been deceitful.
29。 E fierce
41。 I Despite consumer resistance， researchers are pushing ahead。。。
A) They are sensitive to the dynamicsof a negotiation.
B) They know when to stop.
C) They learn quickly.
D) Get to know the other side.
53。 C Choose majors that will serve society‘s practical needs。
D) In what way it can be beneficial.
C) She got some idea from previousstudies on birds and dolphins.
A) She monitored the brain activity ofparticipants sleeping in a new environment.
C) She exposed her participants to twodifferent stimuli.
B) They tended to perceive irregularbeeps as a threat.
54。 C It is well reflected in their average starting salary。
51。 B They are acting in an irrational way。
[I] Elderly students find it hard tokeep up with the rapid changes in education.
[E] Some believe take-home exams mayaffect students' performances in others courses.
[C] Certain professors believe in-classexams are ultimately more helpful to students
[D] In-class exams are believed todiscourage cheating in exams.
[B] The author was happy to learn shecould do some exams at home.
[H] Students who put off their workuntil the last moment often find the exams more difficult than they actuallyare.
[G] Different students may preferdifferent types of exams.
[F] Most professors agree whether togive an in-class or a take-home exam depends on the type of course beingtaught.
[A] The author dropped out of collegesome forty years ago.
[J] Some students think take-home examswill eat up their free time.
27。 C characters
B) Her little brother.
C) By selling lemonade and pictures.
C) Providing clean energy to fivemillion people.
B) They can be laid right on top ofexisting highways.
A) Endless fighting in the region.
D) To find evidence of the existence ofthe "lost lions".
B) Lions' tracks.
C) Sit down and try to calm yourself
B) You may expose yourself tounexpected dangers.
D) Walk uphill.
A) Inform somebody of your plan.
30。 H obsessed
C)It marked the beginning of somethingnew.
A)They believed working for goals.
D)Doing needlework by the fire.
44。 F By adjusting their metabolism，resurrection plants can。。。
120 kilometers from Xi’an, Huashan Mountainis located in the City of Huayin. Huashan Mountain, which is part of QinlingMountains. Not only does it separate Northern Shaanxi and Southern Shaanxi, butit also divides China into Northern and Southern parts. Unlike the widelyworshipped Mount Taishan, Huashan Mountain used to be barely visited, owing tothe treacherous paths to the top. Despite that, those people who longed forlongevity trekked Huashan Mountain constantly, probing for the numerousvarieties of medical herbs, particularly the scarce. The past few years havewitnessed an increasing number of travelers since the installation of theaerial tramway in 1990s.
32。 N traditional
D) How space research benefits peopleon Earth.
B) They developed objects forastronauts to use in outer space.
C) They are extremely accurate.
38。 A Farmers in South Africa are more at the mercy of nature。。。
A) Her 'lucky birthday'.
D) Threw her a surprise party.
B) The trip her husband has planned.
C) He is eager to learn how thecouple's holiday turns out.
34。 F inspired
50。 B There do not exist public databases with sufficient face samples。
40。 E Even though many plants have developed various tactics。。。
There are several things we can do based onthe causes for such conflict. First, patients usually do not have a thoroughunderstanding of how challenging and frustrating a doctor's job could be;therefore, the government could create more chances for people to have accessto that kind of information. Also, it is also suggested that regular experiencesharing from experienced doctors and constant communication with patients,particularly those suffering from severe diseases, should be required of younginexperienced doctors so that they can put themselves in the patients' shoes.Finally, balancing medical resources in different areas will greatly relievethe pressure on doctors and hospitals because they do not need to deal with somany patients at a time.
55。 D College students should fund their own education。
at least 120 words but no more than 180words.
47。 C To understand computers‘ problems with facial-recognition software。
From my perspective, it is crucial that therelationship between doctors and patients be improved remarkably andimmediately. Only in this way can we build a harmonious society.
31。 A campaign
For this part,you are allowed 30 minutes towrite a short essay on
The growing conflict in service industries,especially the conflict between patients and doctors, has aroused a heateddiscussion as to the solutions to this phenomenon.Views on the topic varygreatly among people from different walks of life.
45。 D Resurrection plants can come back to life in a short。。。
52。 A impractical
48。 D It decreases as the database size increases。
35。 L rest
how to handle the relationship betweendoctors and patients. You should write
26。 K reputed
42。 G Most seeds can pull through dry spells and begin growing。。。
37。 H Farrant is trying to isolate genes in resurrection plants。。。
39。 K Resurrection crops are most likely to be the choice of。。。