By Ruth Payne,2014-05-20 12:30
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stand for feelings for one thing stand up for no hard feelings beyond feelings catching feelings stand up for love stand in for mixed feelings

    Different things usually stand for different feelings. Red, for example, is the color

    of fire, heat, blood and life. People say red is an exciting and active color. They

    associate,使发生联系! red with a strong feeling like 1 . Red is used for signs of

    2 , such as STOP signs and fire engines. Orange is the bright, warm color of 3

    in autumn. People say orange is a 4 color. They associate orange with happiness. Yellow is the color of __5__. People say it is a cheerful color. They associate yellow too, with happiness. Green is the cool color of grass in __6__. People say it is a

    refreshing color. In general, people __7__ two groups of colors: warm colors and cool colors. The warm colors are red, orange and __8__. Where there are warm color and a lot of light, people usually want to be __9__. Those who like to be with __10 _ like

    red. The cool colors are __11_ and blue. Where are these colors, people are usually worried. Some scientists say that time seems to __12 _ more slowly in a room with

    warm colors. They suggest that a warm color is a good __13_ for a living room or a

    __14_ . People who are having a rest or are eating do not want time to pass quickly. __15 colors are better for some offices if the people working there want time to pass quickly.

    1. A. sadness B. anger C. administration D. smile

    2. A. roads B. ways C. danger D. places

    3. A. land B. leaves C. grass D. mountains

    4. A. lively B. dark C. noisy D. frightening

    5. A. moonlight B. light C. sunlight D. stars

    6. A. summer B. spring C. autumn D. winter

    7. A. speak B. say C. talk about D. tell

    8. A. green B. yellow C. white D. gray

    9. A. calm B. sleepy C. active D. helpful

    10. A. the other B. another C. other one D. others 11. A. black B. green C. golden D. yellow

    12. A. go round B. go by C. go off D. go along

    13. A. one B. way C. fact D. matter

    14. A. factory B. classroom C. restaurant D. hospital

15. A. Different B. Cool C. Warm D. All


    是人;talk about sth.意为谈论某事物I


     Last year I went to Nepal (尼泊尔) for three months to work in a hospital.

    I think it's important to see as much of a country as you can, but it is difficult to travel around Nepal. The hospital let me have a few days

     holiday, so I decided to go into the jungle (丛林) and I asked a Nepalese

    guide, Kamal Rai, to go with me. We started our trip at six in the morning with two elephants carrying our equipment. It was hot, but Kamal made me wear shoes and trousers to protect me from snakes.? In the jungle there

    was a lot of wildlife, but we were trying to find big cats, especially tigers. We climbed onto the elephants backs to see better, but it is

    unusual to find tigers in the afternoon because they sleep in the daytime.

     Then, in the distance, we saw a tiger, and Kamal told me to be very quiet. We moved nearer and found a dead deer. This was the tigers lunch! I

    started to feel very frightened.

     We heard the tiger a second before we saw it. It jumped out suddenly, five hundred kilos plus and four meters long. It grabbed (咬住) Kamal's

    leg between its teeth, but I succeeded (成功) in pulling Kamal away.

    ? One of our elephants ran at the tiger and made it go back into the grass, so we quickly escaped to let the tiger eat its lunch. That night it was impossible to sleep.


     1. The writer of the passage must be____ .

     A. a Nepalese doctor

     B. a foreign tourist

     C. a Nepalese traveler

     D. a foreign doctor

     2. What made the writer suddenly start to feel very frightened?

     A. He heard the noise of the tiger.

     B. He saw the tiger in the distance.

     C. He realized that they were in danger.

     D. He knew that the tiger was in danger.

     3. What was unusual about the tiger?

     A. It hunted a deer on a hot afternoon.

     B. It was 500 kilos plus and four meters long.

     C. It was afraid of an elephant.

     D. It almost killed the Nepalese guide.

     Passage B


     From Monday until Friday most people are busy working or studying, but in the evenings and on weekends they are free to relax (放松) and enjoy

    themselves. Some watch TV or go to the movies; others take part in sports. It depends on individual interests. There are many different ways to spend our spare time.

     Almost everyone has some kinds of hobbies. It may be anything from collecting stamps to making model airplanes. Some hobbies are very expensive, but others dont cost anything at all. Some collections are worth a lot of money; others are valuable only to their owners.

     I know a man who has a coin collection worth several thousand dollars. A short time ago he bought a rare (稀有的) fiftycent piece worth S

    250! He was very happy about his buying and thought the price was reasonable (合理的). On the other hand, my youngest brother collects matchboxes.? He has almost 600 of them but I doubt (怀疑) if they are

    worth any money. However, to my brother they are very valuable. Nothing makes him happier than to find a new matchbox for his collection.?

     Thats what a hobby means, I guess. It is something we like to do in our spare time simply for the fun of it. The value in dollars is not important, but the pleasure it gives us is.


     1. The underlined word individual in the first paragraph most

    probably means____ .

     A. differentB. strange

     C. secretD. one's own

     2. In the writer's opinion, ____.

     A. all hobbies are very expensive

     B. some hobbies don't cost anything

     C. hobbies are worthless

     D. hobbies are valuable to everybody

     3. Something that one enjoys doing in one's spare time is a____ .

     A. job B. pleasure

     C. hobbyD. habit

     4. Which of the following statements (陈述) is NOT true?

     A. The writer's brother has a large collection of matchboxes, which makes him very happy.

     B. We collect a subject in our spare time simply for the fun of it.

     C. The pleasure that a hobby can give is important.

     D. To have a hobby means to spend a lot of money.

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