2013-2014 上海市高三第二学期第二次模拟考试复习专题 I
Grammar and Vocabulary
上海市堡镇中学 Allen

【2013 学年第一学期普陀区高三英语质量调研试卷】Directions: After reading the passages below, fill in the blanks to make the passages coherent and grammatically correct. For the blanks with a given word, fill in each blank with the proper form of the given word; for the other blanks, use one word that best fits each blank. (A) Last August Susan and forty-two other students got wet and dirty while removing six tons of garbage (25)_____ the river running across their city. (26)_____ cleaned up the river as part of a weeklong environmental camp. Like one in three American rivers, this river is so polluted that it‘s unsafe for swimming or fishing. Still, Susan, (27)_____ has just completed her third summer camp on the river cleanup, sees a change in this river. ―Since we started three years ago, the river is getting a lot (28)_____(clean),‖ she says. Environmental scientists praise the teenagers for removing garbage (29)_____ can harm wild life. Water birds, for example, can die of plastic bottle rings and get cut by tiny metals. Three years ago, when the cleanup started, garbage was everywhere. But this year the teenagers can row their boats fast. By the end of the six-hour cleanup, they (30)_____(remove) enough garbage to fill more than two large trucks. ―(31)_____(see) all that garbage in the river makes people begin to care about environmental issues,‖ Susan says. She hopes that when others read that, she and her peers care enough (32)_____(clean) it up, maybe they would think twice before they throw garbage into the river. (B) Dave Fuss lost his job (33)_____(drive) a truck for a small company in west Michigan. His wife, Gerrie, was still working in the local school cafeteria, and the price of everything was rising. The Fusses were at risk of joining the millions of Americans who have lost their homes in recent years. Then Dave and Gerrie received a timely gift---$7,000,a legacy (遗产) from their neighbors Ish and Arlene Hatch, who died in (34)_____ accident. ―It really made a difference (35)_____ we were going under financially.‖ says Dave. But the Fusses weren‘t the only folks in Alto and the neighboring town of Lowell to receive unexpected legacy from the Hatches. Dozens of other families (36)_____(touch) by the Hatches‘ generosity. In some cases, it was a few thousand dollars; in others, it was more than $100,000. It surprised nearly everyone that the Hatches had so much money, more than $ 3million—they were an elderly couple who lived in an old house on (37)_____ was left of the family farm. (38)_____ _____ the financial crisis, Ish and Arlene developed the habit of saving. They were fond of comparison shopping and would routinely go from store to store, (39)_____(check) prices before making a new purchase. Through the years, the Hatches paid for local children to attend summer camp when their parents (40)_____ not afford it. ―Ish and Arlene never asked whether you needed anything,‖ says their friend Sand Van Weelden, ―They could see the things they could do to make you happier, and they would do them.‖ 【2013 学年第一学期宝山区高三英语质量调研试卷】Directions: After reading the passages

below, fill in the blanks to make the passages coherent and grammatically correct. For the blanks with a given word, fill in each blank with the proper form of the given word; for the other blanks, use one word that best fits each blank. (A) As a student, I get so many assignments every day. I have to stay up late in order to finish all my homework. I used to complain about all this pressure (25) We did not appreciate our teachers for their hard work. We only (26) lot of homework. After a few months, we did not complain about homework anymore (27) our teachers worked (28) we knew that (hard) than we did. We had no right to complain. Sometimes, we school with my classmates. (know) that we got a

said, ―I didn‘t go to bed until 12:00 o‘clock last night. Now I just want to sleep.‖ Our teacher would answer us, ―I go to bed at 1:00 a.m. every day.‖ Since we knew how hard teachers work, we started to appreciate them. To give our thanks, we wrote a big card to the teachers (29) teachers‘ day. When they got our card, they (30) it was (touch) because their students finally knew

the teachers‘ effort. After giving the card, I realized (31) powerful the sentence ―thank you‖ is. When we give our thanks to somebody, the world is full of love. I say ―thank you‖ to my friends, family, classmates, teachers, and even strangers. I like to see the smiles on their faces, so (32) (say) ―thank you‖ every day is the way I make the world a better place. (B) The year before last, a new superhero landed on Earth to live among humans. When people needed help, Thor became their defender and saved (33) actor who played him — Chris Hemsworth. Hemsworth was born in Melbourne, Australia, in 1983. His family moved between Melbourne and the Northern Territory. In the Northern Territory, Hemsworth‘s parents worked on a cattle station. The work required the family (34) outside, (36) (live) two hours from the nearest big city. . They played Since they had no TV, Hemsworth and his brothers learned to entertain (35) world. People loved Thor and the

(build) weapons and forts (堡垒). Later the family settled on Philip‘s Island

south of Melbourne (37) Hemsworth enjoyed surfing. In 2012, Hemsworth played Thor again in the film The Avengers. He was one of a group of superheroes (38) (assemble) to save planet Earth. That film earned $1 billion worldwide in just 19 days! He also starred in (39) is called Snow White and the Huntsman. Audiences (40) ____ seem to get enough of him! A second Thor film, Thor 2, is due out in 2013.

【2013 学年第一学期杨浦区高三英语质量调研试卷】Directions: After reading the passages below, fill in the blanks to make the passages coherent and grammatically correct. For the blanks with a given word, fill in each blank with the proper form of the given word; for the other blanks, use one word that best fits each blank. (A) The problem with much mobile technology is that it‘s not really designed to be used while you‘re actually mobile. The human brain can only pay attention to about three things at a time – and concentrate effectively on just one of them. Even though the consequences of smartphone distraction(注意力分散)are sometimes (25) _____ (amuse), they can also be serious.

The number of children (26) _____ (admit) to hospitals after accidents in public playgrounds (27) _____ (climb) by about a third in five years, according to NHS data. Experts in both Britain and the US, (28) _____ a similar rise has occurred suggest some of the increase may be a result of parents being too distracted by their phones (29) _____ (take) care of their children properly. And now comes evidence showing that 11-year-old children are three times more likely to be hurt or seriously injured on the way to and from school than 10-year-olds, since 11 is the average age at which children receive their first mobile phone, six times more likely (30) _____ (send) a text when it happens. (31) _____ quarter of children surveyed admitted that they had been distracted by personal technology while crossing the road. ―There is,‖ the report concluded, ―a clear connection (32) _____ the use of technology and the time of serious accidents with children.‖ (B) Self care is necessary for our physical and mental health, yet often it‘s the first thing we drop when we find ourselves (33) _____ (stretch) for time. While we‘re on the subject of time, let‘s talk about priorities. When we feel like we don‘t have time to do something important, it is (34) _____ because we‘re not making time or because our priorities are not what we actually need. Everything we do with our time is a choice. It (35) _____ feel like we ―have to‖ do certain things, but, in reality, we have complete control over (36) _____ we spend our time. (37) _____ _____ _____ busy you are, you can fit self care into your schedule. Whether this means making it the first thing you do each morning, giving up TV or Facebook time, saying ―no‖ to certain commitments, or potentially displeasing (38) _____, you can fit self care into your weekly routine (39) _____ _____ _____ you prioritize(优先考虑). Self care doesn‘t have to involve a lot of money, nor does it require a lot of time. If you (40)_____ (struggle) to fit self care into your routine, start small, prioritize, and listen to your heart. 【2013 学年第一学期闵行区高三英语质量调研试卷】Directions: After reading the passages below, fill in the blanks to make the passages coherent and grammatically correct. For the blanks with a given word, fill in each blank with the proper form of the given word; for the other blanks, use one word that best fits each blank. (A) Like many of my generation, I have a weakness for hero worship. At some point, however, we all begin to question our heroes and our need for them. This leads us to ask: What is a hero? (25)______ immense differences in cultures, heroes around the world generally share a number of characteristics that instruct and inspire people. A hero does something worth (26) ______ (talk) about. A hero has a story of adventure to tell and a community who will listen. But a hero goes beyond mere fame. Heroes serve powers or principles larger than themselves. Like high-voltage ( 高电压 ) transformers, heroes take the energy of higher powers and step it down (27) ______ ______ it can be used by ordinary people. The hero lives a life worthy of imitation. Those who imitate a genuine hero (28) ______ (experience) life with new depth, enthusiasm, and meaning. A sure test for would-be heroes is what or whom do they serve? What are they willing to live and die for? (29) ______ the answer or evidence suggests they serve only their own fame, they may be famous persons but not heroes.

Madonna and Michael Jackson are famous, (30) ______ who would claim that their fans find life more abundant? Heroes are catalysts (催化剂) for change. They have a vision from the mountaintop. They have the skill and the charm to move the masses. They create new possibilities. Without Gandhi, India (31) ______ still be part of the British Empire. (32) ______ may be possible for large-scale change to occur without leaders with magnetic personalities, but the pace of change would be slow, the vision uncertain, and the committee meetings endless. (B) When young people get their real jobs, they may face a lot of new, confusing situation. They may find that everything is different from the way things (33) ______ (be) at school. It is also possible that they will feel uncomfortable in both professional and social situations. Eventually, they realize that university classes can‘t be the only preparation for all of the different situations (34) ______ appear in the working world. Perhaps the best way (35) ______ (learn) how to behave in the working world is to identify a worker you admire and observe his behavior. In doing so, you‘ll be able to see what it is (36) ______ you admire in this person. For example, you will observe how he acts when he is in trouble. Perhaps even (37) ______ (important), you will be able to see what his approach to everyday situations (38) ______ (be). While you are observing your colleague, you should be asking yourself whether his behavior is like (39) ______ and how you can learn from his response to different situations. By (40) ______ (learn) from a model, you will probably begin to identify and learn good working habits. 【2013 学年第一学期长宁区高三英语质量调研试卷】Directions: After reading the passages below, fill in the blanks to make the passages coherent and grammatically correct. For the blanks with a given word, fill in each blank with the proper form of the given word; for the other blanks, use one word that best fits each blank. (A) One day I heard two girls talking about making net friends in a café . One said that she (25) ______ (meet) one of her net friends and the other told her not to because most people found their net friends (26) ______ (disappoint) in real life. We all know it is quite common now that many teenagers, especially (27) ______ from one-child families, like to make net friends and spend lots of time chatting with them because they need someone to talk with and share their sorrow and happiness. However, is it wise for them to do so? In my opinion, it is possible for you to find some real good friends with the help of new technology but you (28) ______ ______ take care. When you talk with someone unknown on the Internet, you have no idea at all what kind of person he is and (29) ______ he is telling you the truth. Besides we can‘t deny that some bad guys mask themselves very well so that they can get many nice people (30) ______ (trap). So, you‘re taking the risk of meeting your net friends (31) ______ you get any idea about him. In a word, you can never be too careful when meeting your net friends. (B) Perhaps one aspect of modern life which is most often considered ?annoying‘ is noise. According to some estimates, the amount of urban noise (32) ______ (double) in the past ten years,

and with the increase in road and air traffic, noise is likely to increase too. Noise quite clearly affects the health of modern man. It is a health threat. Loud noise (33) ______ (say) to be a leading cause of deafness among many people over 65. It is also a major (34) ______ (contribute) factor in causing stress, (35) ______ itself causes a variety of illnesses. Noise is sometimes associated with lack of communication in the modern world. In many busy shops, factories and nightclubs, (36) ______ level and constancy of noise make conversation at a natural level difficult or impossible. Certain people in society, such as motorcyclists, seem to believe they have a right (37) ______ (make) as much noise as they like without being fined. Do they? We are so trained to noise in this modern world (38) ______ people growing up with little (39) ______ no experience of genuine peace and quiet have begun to associate silence with boredom. Isn‘t it time for us to start teaching young people that silence is golden and that you can do a lot of interesting things (40) ______ the accompaniment of noise? 【2013 学年第一学期黄浦区高三英语质量调研试卷】Directions: After reading the passages below, fill in the blanks to make the passages coherent and grammatically correct. For the blanks with a given word, fill in each blank with the proper form of the given word; for the other blanks, use one word that best fits each blank. (A) ―Come in, Kim. Have a seat, please,‖ said Bill Williams, the manager. This was Kim‘s first experience with an assessment. After only six months he was due for a raise (25) _____ this assessment was satisfactory. ―Kim,‖ began Bill Williams, ―I am very pleased with the quality of your work. My only concern is that you are not active enough in (26) _____ (put) forward your suggestions.‖ ―But,‖ replied Kim, ―I have always completed every assignment you (27) _____ (give) me, Mr. Williams.‖ ―I know that, Kim. And please, call me Bill. But (28) _____ I expect is for you to think independently and introduce new ideas. It is more input from you (29) _____ I need – more feedback on how things are going. I don‘t need a ?yes man‘. You just smile (30) ______ _____ everything is fine. I‘m not asking you to tell me what to do, but what you think we (31) _____ do. To make suggestions, I employed you because I respect your experience in this field.‖ ―Yes, I see. I‘m not accustomed to this, but I will try to do as you say… Bill.‖ ―Good, then, I expect (32) _____ (hear) more from you at staff meetings or at any other time you want to discuss an idea with me.‖ ―Yes, of course. Thank you, Mr. Will… Bill.‖ (B) I was the middle child of the three, but there was a gap of five years on either side, and I hardly saw my father before I was eight. For this and (33) _____ reasons I was somewhat lonely. I had the lonely child‘s habit of making up stories, and I think from the very start my literary ambitions (34) _____ (mix) up with the feeling of being isolated. I knew that I had a natural ability with words, and I felt that this created a sort of private world where I could get my own back for my failure in everyday life. However, the quantity of serious writing which I produced all (35) _____ my childhood would not add up to half a dozen pages. I wrote my first poem at the age of four or five, my

mother (36) _____ (take) it down to dictation. I cannot remember anything about it except that it was about a tiger and (37) _____ tiger had ―chair-like teeth‖— a good enough expression. At eleven, when the war of 1914-18 broke out, I wrote a poem (38) _____ (print) in the local newspaper later. From time to time, when I was a bit (39) _____ (old), I wrote bad and usually unfinished ―nature poems‖. I also, about twice, attempted a short story (40) _____ was a failure. That was the total of the would-be serious work that I actually set down on paper during all those years. 【2013 学年第一学期徐汇区高三英语质量调研试卷】Directions: After reading the passages below, fill in the blanks to make the passages coherent and grammatically correct. For the blanks with a given word, fill in each blank with the proper form of the given word; for the other blanks, use one word that best fits each blank. (A) Gordon was hungry. He opened the refrigerator, 25_____ there used to be much food before his wife left him. There must be 26_____ in here to eat, he thought. Now, however, there was a single hot dog. After 27_____ (take) it out of its package, he put a small frying pan onto the stove‘s gas burner. He turned on the heat. Then he poured a little bit of vegetable oil into the pan. He sliced the hot dog in half lengthwise. 28_____ the oil got hot, he put the two halves in the pan. About 29_____ minute later, he flipped each half over. After another minute, he took the hot dog out of the pan. Gordon put two slices of bread into the toaster. This was tasty and healthy bread. The first ingredient 30_____ (list) was organic sprouted wheat. The first ingredient in ordinary bread is usually unbleached flour. When the toast popped up, he put mustard, mayonnaise, and ketchup on one slice. Then he added two slices of onion. 31_____ top of the onions, he placed the hot dog. On top of the hot dog, he put a couple of slices of apple. Then he added some bits of hot green chile, and then put the top piece of toast onto the chile bits. Ahh, 32_____ a sandwich, he thought, as he sat down 33_____ (eat). (B) Sara needed to see the doctor. She had an upset stomach. She felt bloated, and needed to pass gas every minute or so. This was terrible. She 34_____ hardly go anywhere in public. Her friends told her it was 35_____ she had moved to America. The air, water, and food in America weren't agreeing with her. They said she would have to return to her home country. "No way," Sara said. She didn't want to go home. She liked America. This was a minor problem, she was sure. Any good doctor would solve it in no time. Two days later, she saw her doctor. He asked her if she drank milk. She said yes, three glasses a day. "Don't drink any 36_____ (much) regular milk. Start drinking lactose-free milk, because lactose can upset your stomach." Then he asked her 37_____ there were any big problems in her life. She said that her boyfriend was a big problem. He wanted to get married, 38_____ she didn't. The doctor said that she should break up with her boyfriend and find 39_____. "Why?" Sara asked. "Because your boyfriend 40_____ (give) you too much stress. He is probably the main cause of your upset stomach."

"I don't think my boyfriend is going to like that." "Just tell him if he really loves you, he should leave you." 【2013 学年第一学期嘉定区高三英语质量调研试卷】Directions: After reading the passages below, fill in the blanks to make the passages coherent and grammatically correct. For the blanks with a given word, fill in each blank with the proper form of the given word; for the other blanks, use one word that best fits each blank. (A) Every summer, Penny travels to a family reunion barbeque. Penny is never excited, and this year is no different. She is afraid of the drive. She does not like talking to her relatives. And she does not like the smell of hamburgers. (Penny is a vegetarian.) (25) ______ Penny arrives, she sees lots of familiar faces. It is July and Uncle Vernon (26) ______ (wear) a sweater. Uncle Vernon is always cold. It‘s very mysterious. She sees her cousin Polly. Polly has six children. The youngest one screams. Then the oldest one screams. Polly‘s children are always screaming. She sees many of her other cousins in the field (27) ______ (play) softball. They play a softball game every year, (28) ______ always ends up in a big argument. Penny wonders, again, why they never solve it. Then Penny sees an incredibly handsome man. She stares at him. He catches her staring. He smiles and walks (29) ______ to her. Penny is very nervous. She is nervous because a handsome man is walking to her and she is nervous because this handsome man might be her cousin. The man sticks out his hand, (30)_____ (say), ―Hi, I‘m Paul.‖ ―Hi, I‘m Penny,‖ Penny says. ―Are we related?‖ Paul laughs. ―No, we are not related. I am Vernon‘s nurse. He is sick and needs (31) _____ (keep) me close by. But he did not want to miss this barbeque!‖ ―Oh, thank goodness,‖ Penny says and then blushes. Penny always blushes when she is nervous, embarrassed, or hot, and right now she is all three. Handsome Paul laughs and says, ―Would you like to go get a hamburger with me? (32) ______ smell delicious.‖ Penny smiles, ―Sure. I love hamburgers!‖ (B) Beware first-class travelers! Passengers sitting in the rear of a plane have the best chance of survival in an event of a crash, an extraordinary and costly aviation (航空, 飞行) experiment ever (33) ______ (conduct) has revealed. In a unique aviation experiment recently, the 170-seat-Boeing 727 was made(34)_____ _____ (crash) in a controlled manner in a remote part of Mexico‘s Sonoran Desert. After pilot James Slocum jumped out of the plane at 2,500ft, the jet ( 35 ) ______ (guide) into the ground by a pilot in a following Cessna via a remote-control device, the reporters reported. On board of the jet were three advanced crash-test dummies(假人)designed to move (36)_____ humans. They were arranged in three positions: one in the classic brace and wearing a seat-belt; one belted but not in the brace position; and one(37)______ belted nor in the brace. After the jet hit the ground nose-first, experts found that the dummy in the brace position would have survived the

impact, (38) ______ one not in the brace would have suffered serious head injuries, and the dummy not wearing a seat-belt would have ―died‖. Using this, experts predicted that 78 percent of passengers on board would have survived the impact,(39)______ all the first-class travelers would have died because the front of the fuselage (机身)broke apart when the plane comes down nose first. Those sitting at the back would have had the(40)______ (good) chance of survival. 【 2013 学年第一学期虹口区高三英语质量调研试卷】 Directions Read the following two passages. Fill in the blanks to make the passage coherent. For the blanks with a given word, fill in each blank with the proper form of the given word. For the other blanks, fill in each blank with one proper word. Make sure that your answers are grammatically correct. (A) After the birth of my second child, I got a job at a restaurant. Having worked with _____25_____ experienced waitress for a few days, I was allowed to wait tables on my own. All went well that first week. When Saturday night came, I _____26_____ (give) the tables not far from the kitchen. However, I still felt it a little hard to carry the heavy trays(托盘). The restaurant was full of people _____27 _____I could realize that. I moved slowly, and minded every step. I remember how happy I was when I saw the tray stand near the tables; It had nice handles, _____28_____ (make) it easier to move around. I was pleased with everything and began to believe I was a natural at this job. Then, an old man came to me and said, ―Excuse me, dear, my wife and I loved watching you work. _____29_____ seems that your tray stand has been very useful to you, but we are getting ready to leave now, and my wife _____30_____ wait to take her walker back.‖ At first his message did not get across. ―What was he talking about!‖ Then, I got it. I _____31_____(set) my trays on his wife‘s orthopedic walker(助步器). My face was on fire. I wanted to get into a hole and hide. Since then, I‘ve learned that sometimes there‘s no point _____32_____ (be) too sure of myself. (B) There are a variety of techniques used to bring about success in selling. Here are the most important ones _____33_____ are often mentioned by successful salespeople. ? Find out _____34_____ your customers‘ real wants and needs are. Listen as they tell you their favours. ? Know all about your product and what it can do for your customers. Product knowledge is a ―must‖ in personal selling because it creates confidence, builds enthusiasm, and makes the situation more professional. Lay emphasis on the unique advantage of your product _____35_____ others. ? Take a confident attitude in selling your product. It is _____36_____(effective) when the salesperson says, ―May I help you?‖ than when he or she says ―You wouldn‘t like to see our model, _____37_____you?‖ ? Prepare yourself _____38_____(deal) with objections. If the customer says the price is too high, you might reply, ―Yes, the price may be a little higher than _____39_____(plan). However, actually, you will save money _____40_____ high quality of this product.‖ Don‘t

disagree with your customer in any case when he or she says the price is too high. ? Use praise wisely. 【2013 学年第一学期松江区高三英语质量调研试卷】Directions: After reading the passages below, fill in the blanks to make the passages coherent and grammatically correct. For the blanks with a given word, fill in each blank with the proper form of the given word; for the other blanks, use one word that best fits each blank. (A) English is (25) ________ (widely) used language in the history of our planet. One in every seven human beings (26) ________ speak it. More than half of the world‘s books and three quarters of international mail are in English. Of all languages, English has the largest vocabulary — perhaps as many as two million words. However, let‘s face it: English is a crazy language. There is no egg in (27) ________ eggplant, neither pine nor apple in a pineapple and no ham in a hamburger. Sweet-meats are candy, while sweetbreads, (28) ________ aren‘t sweet, are meat. We take English (29) _______ granted. But when we explore its paradoxes (矛盾), we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square, public bathrooms have no baths in them. And why is it (30) ________ a writer writes, but fingers don‘t fing, grocers don‘t groce, and hammers don‘t ham? If the plural of tooth is teeth, shouldn‘t the plural of booth be beeth? How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites? How can overlook and oversee be opposites, while quite a lot and quite a few are alike? How can the weather be hot as hell one day and cold as hell the next? So far English, (31) ________ (invent) by people not computers, (32) ________ (reflect) the creativity of human beings. (B) The (33) ________ (ring) bell indicated the end of the last class on Friday afternoon. Students swarmed out of the classrooms and headed back to their dormitories. Only Xiao Di headed to another classroom. ―Go ahead and have dinner. Don‘t wait for me,‖ the 20-year-old told her friends. ―I have to get to a good seat for my minor subject.‖ Like Xiao, many students are signing up for minor subjects in their spare time. (34) ________ the reasons are different, they all believe that taking a minor subject is a rewarding experience. Li Keren, 22, is a senior who (35) ________ (involve) in finance at Tianjin University of Finance & Economics now. He enrolled in international finance as his minor subject and managed to stay on top in (36) ________ of his major and minor subjects. ―Different from most students, I pay equal attention to my major and minor subject,‖ he says. He thinks that students have signed up for minor subjects (37) ________ they have the energy and time to do so. The disadvantage of (38) ________ (pay) less attention to a minor subject, according to Li, is (39) ________ students may not get a comprehensive understanding of the subject. Therefore, what students should do is (40) ________ (devote) the same energy and time to their major subject as before, while sacrificing their spare time to work on their minor subject. ―Considering your future, it‘s a worthwhile effort,‖ he says.

【2013 学年第一学期青浦区高三英语质量调研试卷】Directions: After reading the passages below, fill in the blanks to make the passages coherent and grammatically correct. For the blanks with a given word, fill in each blank with the proper form of the given word; for the other blanks, use one word that best fits each blank. (A) I hated dinner parties. But I decided (25)__________ (give) them another try because I‘m in London. And my friend Mallery invited me. And because (26)__________ dinner parties in London are very different from those in New York. In New York, ―I‘m having a dinner party‖ means ―I‘m booking a table for 12 at a restaurant you (27)__________ hardly afford and we‘ll be sharing the check evenly, (28)__________ you eat.‖ Worse, in Manhattan, there is always someone who (29)__________ (leave) before the bill arrives. They‘ll throw down cash, half of what they owe, and then people like me, who don‘t drink, end up (30)__________ (pay) even more. But if I try to use the same trick, the hostess will shout: ―Where are you going?‖ And it‘s not like that I can‘t say I have somewhere to go: everyone knows I have nowhere to go. But in London, dinner parties are in people‘s homes. Not only that, the guests are an interesting mix. The last time I went to one, the guests were from France, India, Denmark and Nigeria; it was like a gathering at the United Nations. In New York, the mix is like a gathering at Bloomingdale‘s, a well-known department store. Personally, I think dinner parties in London are (31)__________ (impressive) than this. For New Yorkers, talking about other parts of the world means Brooklyn (District) and Queens (District) in New York. But at Mallery‘s, when I said that I (32) __________ (be) to Myanmar recently, people knew where it was. In New York people would think it was a usual new club. (B) Several factors led to my recent car accident. First of all, a heavy snow and freezing rain that had fallen the day before made the road I was driving on dangerous. The road had been cleared, (33)__________ it was still dangerously icy. Despite the slippery road, I was stupidly going along (34)__________ about 50 miles an hour, instead of driving more cautiously. Another factor was a dirty green van that suddenly pulled onto the road from a small crossroad of the street about fifty yards ahead of me. The road (35)__________ (cover) with a sheet of ice at that point and if I applied my brakes, I would steer into the van. So I carefully drove my car into the next lane, and though the rear (后部) of my car began skidding back and forth, for a moment I got the idea (36)__________ everything was OK as I drove past the slow-moving van. Unfortunately, the rear of my Volkswagen was heavy (37)__________ the engine was there and also because there was a new weight-lifting set (38)__________ (lay) in the back seat, the result of (39)__________ was that after I passed the van, my car turned completely around on the slippery road. I was desperately sliding down the highway backwards at 50 miles an hour. Then I slid off the road, (40)__________ (hit) a wooden fence post. My left rear taillight was broken in the process. Then I suddenly saw a telephone pole about only 6 feet to the right of me, and I realized my accident could have really been a disaster. 【2013 学年第一学期金山区高三英语质量调研试卷】Directions: After reading the passages below, fill in the blanks to make the passages coherent and grammatically correct. For the blanks with a given word, fill in each blank with the proper form of the given word; for the other blanks, use one word that best fits each blank.

(A) ―Fire! Fire!‖ What terrible words to hear when one wakes up in a strange house in the middle of the night! It was a large, old, wooden house and my room was on the top floor. I jumped out of bed, opened the door and stepped outside the house. There was full of thick smoke. I began to run, but as I was still only half-awake, ____25___ ________ going towards the stairs,I went in the opposite direction. The smoke grew___26____ (thick) and I could see fire all around. The floor became hot under my bare feet. I found an open door and ran into a room to get to the window. But ____27___I could reach it, one of my feet caught in something soft and I fell down. The thing I had fallen over felt like a bundle of clothes, and I picked it up ___28___ (protect) my face from the smoke and heat. Just then the floor gave way under me and I crashed to the floor below with pieces of ____29__ (burn) wood all around me. As I reached the cold air outside, my bundle of clothes gave a thin cry. I nearly dropped ___30___ in my surprise. Then I was in a crowd gathered in the street. A woman in ___31__ night dress and a borrowed man‘s coat screamed as she saw me and _____32______(come) running madly. She was the Mayor‘s wife, and I had saved her baby. (B) Today, roller skating is easy and fun.But a long time ago, it wasn‘t easy at all. Before 1750, the idea of skating didn‘t exist. That changed because of a man___33_____(name)Joseph Merlin. One day Merlin received an invitation to attend a fancy dress ball. He was very pleased and a little excited. ___34___ the day of the party came near, Merlin began to think ___35____ to make a grand entrance at the party. He had an idea. He thought he____36____(get) a lot of attention if he could skate into the room. Merlin tried different ways to make himself ___37___(roll). Finally, he decided to put two wheels under each shoe. These were the first roller skates. Merlin was very proud of his invention and dreamed of arriving at the party___38____ wheels while playing the violin. On the night of the party Merlin rolled into the room playing his violin. Everyone___39____ (amaze) to see him. There was just one problem. Merlin had no way to stop his roller skates. He rolled on and on. Suddenly, he ran into a huge mirror___40___ was hanging on the wall. Down fell the mirror, breaking to pieces. Nobody forgot Merlin‘s grand entrance for a long time!

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