Mr.Whitson tought sixth-grade science. In his first class, he gave us a ____1_____ about an animal called “cattywampus”, which died out during the Ice Age. He passed ___2_____ a skull(头盖骨)as he talked. We felt proud for feeling it, took ___3____ and later had a quiz.
When my paper returned, I was shocked at the big red cross through ___4____ of my answers. Why? I had written down exactly what he said.
Very simple, Mr. Whitson ___5____. He had made up the story about the cattywampus. Needless to say, we were extremely ____6___.
We could have ____7____ him out, he said. ____8____, he told us ____9____ remains of the animal had ever been found at the very moment he was showing us the skull, ___10____, a cat’s. So, why didn’t we ___11___ his description about its color and other facts, especially the ridiculous(荒唐)____12____ he gave it. The zeros would be recorded in his ___13____ book. He hoped we would learn something from this ____14_____. Teachers and textbooks were not always correct and we shouldn’t let our ___15____ sleep, but speak up what we thought right.
We ___16____ our skepticism(怀疑主义)into other ___17____, but it caused problems for the teachers who weren’t used to being challenge. I’ve kept in mind what Mr.Whitson gave me---- the____18____ to look people in the eye and tell them they are wrong.
Not everyone sees the ___19____ in this. I once told a teacher about it and she was astonished, saying “He shouldn’t have tricked you like that.” I looked at her ___20____ in the eye and told her she was wrong.
1.A. report B. picture C. story D. lecture
2.A. around B. by C. over D. through
3.A. pictures B. notes C. imagination D. surprise
4.A. some B. most C. each D. part
5.A. answered B. explained C. ordered D. asked
6.A. sad B. nervous C. disappoined D. angry
7.A. watched B. found C. tried D. looked
8.A. What’s worse B. Above all C. After all D. What’s more
9.A. any B. no C. some D. many
10.A. on purpose B. as usual C. in fact D. in short
11.A. doubt B. hear C. understand D. check
12.A. description B. speech C. skull D. name
13.A. note B. school C. guide D. grade
14.A. experience B. accident C. text D. failure
15.A. hearts B. minds C. ideas D. eyes
16.A. carried B. meant C. intended D. managed
17.A. animals B. chances C. schools D. classes
18.A. method B. hope C. courage D. anxiety
19.A. value B. result C. aim D. success
20.A. really B. just C. right D. firmly
Key:1--5 DABCB 6--10 DBCBC 11---15 ADDAB 16--20 ADCAC
1.D．考察短语give sb a lecture.
16.A．考察短语carry into 把。。。贯彻到。。。。把怀疑主义贯彻到其他课中。
Two friends visited the zoo together. The zoo was very large and it was ____1____ to go everywhere. They had to decide where and which animal to visit as their time was ___2___. So both of them agreed not to ____3___ after choosing a ____4___ at every fork(岔道口).
A road sign at the first fork ____5____ one way to the lion quarters and the other to the tiger hill. They decided on the ____6____ after a ___7____ discussion because lion were “the king of the grassland”. The second showed a division(路口) going separately to the pandas and peacock. They ____8____ pandas as it was the nation’s treasure and went the way. Thus they made choices all along the way and each choice meant ____9____ what they couldn’t help regretting. But they had to make it, and ____10____, for it brooked(容忍)no delay. If they hesitated they would miss ___11___. Only ___12___ decision could offer more chances for sightseeing and ___13____ possible regret.
Life is ____14____ like this------ choices often occur that one has to make, for example, between two ____15_____ jobs, two fascinating wooers(追求者). To get one you ___16____ give up the other ------- you can get half of it. If you __17___ weighing the pros and cons and calculating gains and losses, you will most likely _____18_____ empty-handedness. Don’t be sad about it. ___19___ you have got half of the desirable things in life ------ something that is ___20____ to come by.
1.A. easy B. eager C. impossible D. possible
2.A. enough B. limited C. tight D. plentiful
3.A. retrace B. come C. go D. go back
4.A. main road B. branch C. crossing D. highway
5.A. showed B. pointed C. intended D. made
6.A. former B. later C. lost D. the third
7.A. brief B. long C. no D. heated
8.A. hoped B. wanted C. favored D. got
9.A. getting B. taking C. grasping D. giving up
10.A. slowly B. immediately C. timely D. easily
11.A. less B. more C. most D. least
12.A. high B. slow C. short D. rapid
13.A. increase B. rid C. reduce D. raise
14.A. just exactly B. more or less C. hardly D. most
15.A. unwanted B. rejected C. enjoyable D. desirable
16.A. wish B. want C. must D. have to
17.A. spend time B. kill time C. have a hard time D. hope for
18.A. start with B. get up C. succeed in D. end up in
19.A. By no means B. Not in the least C. At most D. At least
20.A. stupid B. delighted C. hard D. supported
Key: 1--5 CBABA 6--10 AACDB 11---15 BDCBD 16--20 DADDC
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