Directions: After reading the following passage, you will find 5 questions or unfinished statements, marked 36 to 40. For each question or statement there are 4 choices marked A, B, C and D. You should make the correct choice and mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center.
When a rare disease ALD threatened to kill the four-year-old boy Lorenzo, his parents refused to give up hope. Doctors explained that there was no cure for ALD, and that he would probably die within three years. But Lorenzo’s parents se tout to prove the doctors wrong.
The parents devoted themselves to keeping their son alive and searching for a cure. But doctors and the families of other ALD patients often refused to take them seriously. They thought the efforts to find a cure were a waste of time, and drug companies weren’t interested in supporting research into such a rare disease.
However, the parents still refused to give up and spent every available hour in medical libraries and talking to anyone who would help. Through trial and error (反复实验)， they finally created a cure from ingredients (调料) commonly found in the kitchen. The cure, named “Lorenzo’s Oil”, saved the boy’s life. Despite the good results, scientists and doctors remained unconvinced. They said there was no real evidence that the oil worked and that the treatment was just a theory. As a result, some families with ALD children were reluctant to try it.
Finally, the boy’s father organized an international study to test the oil. After ten years of trials, the answer is: the oil keeps ALD children healthy.
36. Doctors said that Lorenzo might die within three years because _______.
A、 they had never treated the disease before
B、 Lorenzo was too young to be cured
C、 no cure had been found for ALD
D、 ALD was a rare disease
37. The families of other ALD patients thought that ________.
A、 the research for the new cure would cost too much money
B、 the efforts of Lorenzo’s parents were a waste of time
C、 Lorenzo’s parents would succeed in finding a cure
D、 Lorenzo’s oil was a real cure for ALD
38. Scientists and doctors believed that Lorenzo’s Oil __________.
A、 was really effective
B、 was a success story
C、 only worked in theory
D、 would save the boy’s life
39. Lorenzo’s father organized an international study to ________.
A、 test Lorenzo’s Oil
B、 get financial support
C、 find a cure for the disease
D、 introduce the cure worldwide
40. From the passage we can conclude that ____________.
A、 doctors remain doubtful of the effectiveness of the cure
B、 many ALD patients still refuse to use the oil
C、 various cures have been found for ALD
D、 the oil really works as a cure for ALD
Directions: This task is the same as Task 1. The 5 questions or unfinished statements are numbered 41 to 45.
Do you know how to use a mobile phone (手机) without being rude to the people around you?
Talking during a performance irritates (激怒) people. If you are expecting an emergency call, sit near the exit doors and set your phone to vibrate (振动). When your mobile phone vibrates, you can leave quietly and let the others enjoy the performance.
Think twice before using mobile phones in elevators, museums, churches or other indoor public places---especially enclosed spaces. Would you want to listen to someone’s conversation in these places? Worse yet, how would you feel if a mobile phone rang suddenly during a funeral! It happens more often that you think. Avoid these embarrassing situations by making sure your mobile phone is switched off.
When eating at a restaurant with friends, don’t place your mobile phone on the table. This conveys the message that your phone calls are more important than those around you.
Mobile phones have sensitive microphones that allow you to speak at the volume you would on a regular phone. This enables you to speak quietly so that others won’t hear the details of your conversations. If you are calling from a noisy area, use your hand to direct your voice into microphone.
Many people believe that they can’t live without their mobile phone. Owning a mobile phone definitely makes life more convenient, but limit your conversations to urgent ones and save the personal calls until you are at home.
41. What should you do when you need to answer a phone call during a performance?
A、Call back after the performance
B、Answer it near the exit door
C、Talk outside the exit door
D、Speak it in a low voice
42. Putting your mobile phone on a restaurant table may make your friends think ___________.
A、you prefer to talk to your friends at the table
B、you value your calls more than your friends
C、you are enjoying the company of your friends
D、you are polite and considerate of your friends
43. When you are calling in a noisy area, you are advised to _______________.
A、use a more sensitive microphone
B、shout loudly into your microphone
C、go away quietly to continue the phone call
D、use your hand to help speak into the phone
44. The author implies that the use of mobile phones in such places as museums should be ___________
45. Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage?
A、You should limit your mobile phone calls to personal affairs.
B、You should speak quietly into your phone while in a church.
C、You are supposed to turn off your mobile phone at a funeral.
D、You are supposed to use your mobile phone as much as possible.
Directions: The following is an advertisement. After reading it, you should complete the information by filling in the blanks marker 46 to 50 in not more than 3 words in the table below.
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Directions: There is an advertisement blow. After reading it, you are required to complete the statements that follow the questions (No. 56 to No. 60). You should write your answers in no more than 3 words on the Answer Sheet correspondingly.
The Singapore underground train system, known as the MRT, offers a speedy and easy way to get about our city. You’ll need small change to buy an individual ticket. Alternatively, buy a special ticket designed with the tourist in mind. Costing S$6, it offers S$5.50 worth of rides; the extra 50 cents is for keeping the ticket as a souvenir (纪念品). Tourist tickets feature one of three designs: the Chinese Gardens, the Victoria Memorial Hall or a night skyline of Singapore.
You gain entry to the trains by inserting your ticket into the barrier machine (检票闸机). Wait for the ticket to reappear and put it away safely: you’ll need it again. After your trip, you insert your ticket into the barrier in order to leave. Please note that each ticket is time coded on entry, and you are advised not to spend more than half an hour in addition to travel time, because tickets can expire (失效).
Moving stairs that take you to the platform and train destinations are marked clearly. Trains run frequently. Do remember, eating and drinking are forbidden in MRT stations and trains.
56. What purpose does the MRT serve?
To provide a(n)
way to get about the city.
57. Why is there an extra cost of 50 cents for a tourist ticket?
For the tourist to keep the ticket as
58. Why should people keep the ticket after boarding the train?
Because they will
when they leave.
59. What will happen if passengers stay in MRT over half an hour in addition to travel time?
Their tickets will
60. What is forbidden when people take the underground train?
They are not allowed to