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PETS考试二级模拟试题一(二)

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  第三部分  阅读理解

  阅读下列短文,从每题所给的四个选项 (A.B.C和D)中选出最佳选项,并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。

  A

  As my train wasn't due to leave for another hour, I had plenty of time to spare. After buying some newspapers to read on the journey, I made my way to the luggage office to collect the heavy suitcase I had left there three days before. There were only a few people waiting, and I took out my wallet to find the receipt for my case. The receipt didn't seem to be where I had left it. I emptied the contents of the wallet, and railway-tickets, money, scraps of paper, and photographs fell out of it; but no matter how hard I searched, the receipt was nowhere to be found.

  When my turn came, I explained the situation sorrowfully to the assistant. The man looked at me uspiciously as if to say that he had heard this type of story many times and asked me to describe the case. I told him that it was an old, brown-looking object not different from the many cases I could see on the shelves. The assistant then gave me a form and told me to make a list of the chief contents of the case. If they were correct, he said, I could take the case away. I tried to remember all the articles I had hurriedly packed and wrote them down as they came to me.

  After I had done this, I went to look among the shelves. There were hundreds of cases there and for one dreadful moment, it occurred to me that if someone had picked the receipt up, he could have easily claimed the case already. This hadn't happened fortunately, for after a time I found the case lying on its side high up in a comer. After examining the articles inside, the assistant was soon satisfied that it was mine and told me I could take the case away. Again I took out my wallet: this time to pay. I pulled out a ten-shilling note and the "lost" receipt slipped out with it. I couldn't help blushing and looked up at the assistant. He was nodding his head knowingly, as if to say that he had often seen this happen before too!

  56. The underlined words "to spare" probably means(    ).

  [A] to show mercy to

  [B] to leave over or more than you need

  [C] to be free

  [D] to use in a small quantity

  57.Why did the go to the luggage office?

  [A] He went there to get his case.

  [B] He went there to see a friend.

  [C] He went there to buy something to eat.

  [D] He wanted to ask when the train was leaving.

  58.There were a lot of things  in his wallet except(   ).

  [A] railway-tickets

  [B] money

  [C] photographs

  [D] ID card

  59.The writer took out his wallet the second time to (   ).

  [A] search for his receipt again

  [B] find some paper to write on

  [C] pay for the service

  [D] see if his railway-tickets were there

  60.What can you infer from the passage?

  [A] The writer actually put the receipt in his case.

  [B] The writer easily found his case in the luggage office.

  [ C ] The writer was a careless person.

  [ D ] The train arrived behind schedule.

  B

  "Depend on yourself" is what nature says to every man. Parents can help you. Teachers can help you. Others still can help you. But all these only help you to help yourself.

  There have been many great men in history. But many of them were very poor in childhood, and no uncles, aunts or friends to help them. Schools were few and not very good. They could not depend upon them for an education. They saw how it was, and set to work with all their might(力量) to know something. They worked their own way up to fame (荣誉).

  One of the famous teachers in England used to tell his pupils, "I cannot make worthy men but I can help you make men of yourselves. "

  Some young men have no ambition(雄心)to excel in anything, and they are to be pitied: they can never achieve much unless they see their weak points and change their course. They are not now, and will be nothing as long as they live, unless they accept the advice of their parents and teach and depend on their own honest efforts.

  61. Many of the great men in history succeeded because

  [A] they were very poor in childhood

  [B] they could not depend on schools for an education

  [C] they made great efforts to learn and work

  [D] they wanted very much to become famous

  62. According to the famous teacher in England, a teacher can

  [A] make his pupils worthy men

  [B] help his pupils make themselves useful men

  [C ] make his pupils men of strength and courage

  [D] help his pupils find a way to fame

  63. If young people depend on their own efforts, _________ .

  [A] they are to be pitied

  [B] they are nothing now and will be nothing in the future

  [C] they can be ambitious

  [D] they can be successful in their careers (事业)

  64. Which title best fits the passage?

  [A] How to Be Famous.

  [B] Dare to Excel.

  [C] Depend on Yourself.

  [D] What Nature Says to Every Man.

  C

  A young boy, about eight years old, was at the store picking out a large box of laundry detergent (洗衣清洁剂).

  The grocer(杂货商) walked over and, trying to be friendly, asked the boy if he had a lot of laundry to do.

  "Oh, no laundry," the boy said. "I'm going to wash my dog."

  "But you shouldn't use this to wash your dog. It's very powerful and if you wash your dog with this, he'll get sick. In fact, it might even kill him. "

  But the boy was not stopped by this and carried the detergent to the counter and paid for it, even as the grocer still tried to talk him out of washing his dog.

  About a week later the boy was back in the store doing some shopping. The grocer asked the boy how his dog was doing.

  "Oh, he died," the boy said.

  The grocer said, "I tried to tell you not to use that detergent on your dog."

  Well, the boy replied, 'I don t think it was the detergent that killed him.

  Oh I m sorry. How did he die?

  "I think it was the spin cycle (甩干筒). "

  65. The boy bought a large box of laundry detergent to_________ .

  [A] wash a lot of clothes

  [B] wash his dog

  [C] clean the floor in his house

  [D] clean the furniture in his house

  66.The grocer _________ after he got to know what the boy wanted to do.

  [A] tried to sell the boy more goods

  [B] tried to persuade the boy to give up his plan

  [C] told the boy he was too young to do shopping

  [D] got angry at the boy

  67.The boy's dog died-it was _________.

  [A] washed with boiling water

  [B] run over by a car

  [C] killed by the grocer

  [D] washed in a washing machine

  D

  People often show their feelings by the body positions they adopt. These can contradict what you are saying, especially when you are trying to disguise the way you feel. For example, a very common defensive position, assumed when people feel threatened in some way, is to put your arm or arms across your body. This is a way of shielding yourself from a threatening situation. This shielding action can be disguised as adjusting one's cuff or watchstrap. Leaning back in your chair especially with your arms folded is not only defensive, it's also a way of showing your disapproval, of a need to distance yourself from the rest of the company.

  A position which betrays an aggressive attitude is to avoid looking directly at the person you are speaking to. On the other hand, approval and desire to cooperate are shown by copying the position of the person you are speaking to. This shows that you agree or are willing to agree with someone. The position of one's feet also often shows the direction of people's thoughts. For example, feet or a foot pointing towards the door can indicate that a person wishes to leave the room. The direction in which your foot points can also show which of the people in the room you feel most sympathetic towards, even when you are not speaking directly to that person.

  68. Body positions are used to show _________.

  [A] people's intentions

  [B] people's feelings

  [C] what people said

  [D] what people assumed

  69. To put your arms across your body is to show _________.

  [ A J a threatening position

  [ B ] that you are angry

  [ C ] that you are defending yourself

  [D] that you are indifferent to what had happened

  70. To copy the position of the person you are talking to is to show

  [ A ] your disapprove of him[B] that you admire him very much

  [C] that you agree with him and want to cooperate with him

  [D] that you are willing to follow after him

  71. "To avoid looking directly at the person you are speaking to" indicates you _________

  [A] are very shy and timid

  [B] don't like to talk to that person

  [ C ] are willing to be inferior to that person

  [D] are aggressive and impolite to that person

  E

  New York, London, Paris and other big cities are exciting places to live in. There are many   interesting things to see and to do. You can go to different kinds of museums, plays and films. You can also go shopping to buy things from all over the world.

  But there are serious problems in big cities too. The cost of living is high, and there are too many people in some of big cities. Every year many people move to the cities because there are some chances I find jobs, to study at good schools, and to receive good medical care. But sometimes these people cannot find work or a good place to live in. Also, too many people in a small space make it hard to keep the facilities safe and clean.

  Some people enjoy living in big cities. Others do not. Before people move to big cities, they should think about the problems of living there,

  72. Which is the best title(题目)for this passage?

  [A] Big cities.

  [B] New York, London, and Paris.

  [C] Exciting Places in Big Cities.

  [D] Serious Problems in Big Cities.

  73. In big cities people can _________.

  [A] go to different kinds of museums

  [B] see all kinds of plays and films

  [C] buy things from all over the world

  [D] A, B and C

  74. Which of the following is true?

  [A] Big cities are not safe and clean enough.

  [B] People can easily find a good place to live in a big cities.

  [C] Big cities are safe, but not clean.

  [D] All people like to live in big cities.

  75. In this passage the writer advised (建议) people________.

  [A] to move to a big city

  [B] not to move to big city

  [ C ] not to move to a big city without thinking about the problems there

  [D] not lo think too much about the problems before they move to a big city

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