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2011年广东高考英语真题试题阅读理解部分(2)

作者:上海火学网  发布时间:2012-02-15  来源:上海火学网

  2011年广东高考英语真题试题阅读理解部分(2)

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  A year after graduation, I was offered a position teaching a writing class. Teaching was a profession I had never seriously considered, though several of my stories had been published. I accepted the job without hesitation, as it would allow me to wear a tie and go by the name of Mr. Davis. My father went by the same name, and I liked to imagine people getting the two of us confused. “Wait a minute<” someone might say, “are you talking about Mr. Davis the retired man, or Mr. Davis the respectable scholar?”

  The position was offered at the last minute, and I was given two weeks to prepare, a period I spent searching for briefcase (公文包) and standing before my full-length mirror, repeating the words, “Hello, class. I’m Mr. Davis.” Sometimes I would give myself an aggressive voice. Sometimes I would sound experienced. But when the day eventually came, my nerves kicked in and the true Mr. Davis was there. I sounded not like a thoughtful professor, but rather a 12-year-old boy.

  I arrived in the classroom with paper cards designed in the shape of maple leaves. I had cut them myself out of orange construction paper. I saw nine students along a long table. I handed out the cards, and the students wrote down their names and fastened them to their breast pockets as I required.

  “All right then,” I said. “Okey, here we go.” Then I opened my briefcase and realized that I had never thought beyond this moment. I had been thinking that the students would be the first to talk, offering their thoughts and opinions on the events of the day. I had imagined that I would sit at the edge of the desk, overlooking a forests of hands. Every student would yell. “Calm down, you’ll all get your turn. One at a time, one at a time!”

  A terrible silence ruled the room, and seeing no other opinions, I inspected the students to pull out their notebooks and write a brief essay related to the theme of deep disappointment.

  36. The author took the job to teach writing because ______.

  A. he wanted to be expected

  B. he had written some storied

  C. he wanted to please his father

  D. he had dreamed of being a teacher

  37. What can we learn about the author from Paragraph 2?

  A. He would be aggressive in his first class.

  B. He was well-prepared for his first class.

  C. He got nervous upon the arrival of his first class.

  D. He waited long for the arrival of his first class.

  38. Before he started his class, the author asked the students to ______.

  A. write down their suggestions on the paper cards

  B. cut maple leaves out of the construction paper

  C. cut some cards out of the construction paper

  D. write down their names on the paper cards

  39. What did the students do when the author started his class?

  A. They began to talk.

  B. They stayed silent.

  C. They raised their hands.

  D. They shouted to be heard.

  40. The author chose the composition topic probably because ______.

  A. he got disappointed with his first class

  B. he had prepared the topic before class

  C. he wanted to calm down the students

  D. he thought it was an easy topic

  D

  In a world with limited land, water and other natural resources (资源), the harm from the traditional business model is on the rise. Actually, the past decades has seen more and more forests disappearing and globe becoming increasingly warm. People now realize that this unhealthy situation must be changed, and that we must be able to develop in sustainable (可持续的) ways. That means growth with low carbon or development of sustainable products. In other words, we should keep the earth healthy while using its supply of natural resources.

  Today, sustainable development is a proper trend in many countries. Accordin(http://www.unjs.com)g to a recent study, the global market for low-carbon energy will become three times bigger over the next decades. China, for example, has set its mind on leading that market, hoping to seize chances in the new round of the global energy revolution. It is now tryuing hard to make full use of wind and solar energy, and is spending a huge amount of money making electric cars and high-speed trains. In addition, we are also seeing great growth in the global markets for sustainable products such as palm oil (棕榈油), which is produced without cutting down valuable rainforest. In recent years the markets for sustainable products have grown by more than 50%.

  Governments can fully develop the potential of these new markets. First, they can set high targets for reducing carbon emissions (排放) and targets for saving and reusing energy. Besides, stronger arrangement of public resources like forests can also help to speed up the development. Finally, governments can avoid the huge expenses that are taking us in the wrong direction, and redirecting some of those expenses can accelerate the change from traditional model to a sustainable one.

  The major challenge of this century is to find ways to meet the needs of growing population within the limits if this single planet. That is no small task, but it offers abundant new chances for sustainable product industries.

  41. The traditional business model is humful because of all the following EXCEPT that ______.

  A. It makes the world warmer

  B. it consumes natural resources

  C. it brings severe damage to forests

  D. it makes growth hard to continue

  42. What can we infer from Paragraph 2?

  A. China lacks wind and solar energy.

  B. China is the leader of the low-carbon market.

  C. High-speed trains are a low-carbon development.

  D. Palm oil is made at the cost of valuable forests.

  43. To full develop the low-carbon markets, government can ______.

  A. cut public expenses

  B. forbid carbon emission

  C. develop public resources

  D. encourage energy conservation

  44. We can learn from the last paragraph that businesses have many chances to ______.

  A. develop sustainable products

  B. explore new natural resources

  C. make full use of natural resources

  D. deal with the major challenge

  45. What is the main purpose og the passage?

  A. To introduce a new business model.

  B. To compare two business models.

  C. To predict a change of the global market.

  D. To advocate sustainable development.

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