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1091 高中英文(五)第一次期中考課本題庫(Revised)

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2. Just thirty seconds into my three-minute speech, the microphone suddenly stopped working. Glaring at it, I wondered ___1___ it was possible to overcome this obstacle directly. Should I leave the stage ___2___, or wait for the power to return to the microphone? At the moment, intent meant everything. Therefore, I chose ___3___ of my first two solutions. I closed my eyes to ___4___ my shaking limbs. I took a deep breath, and then I continued my speech. I ___5___ my voice reach far into the upper balcony without using the microphone. I was pleased to find that the audience was fascinated by my speech.

( 1 ) ( ) (A) as if (B) if (C) even if (D) if only ( 2 ) ( ) (A) in trouble (B) in need (C) in sight (D) in despair ( 3 ) ( ) (A) either (B) neither (C) both (D) any ( 4 ) ( ) (A) excite (B) move (C) still (D) quit ( 5 ) ( ) (A) made (B) caused (C) kept (D) left

答案: ( 1 ) B ( 2 ) D ( 3 ) B ( 4 ) C ( 5 ) A

3. I was standing on the stage at a citywide festival wearing my polka-dot dress. I had been chosen to be one of the representatives of my high school class, and I was now

expected to ___1___ a speech. It was a major challenge for me; ___2___ so afraid of public speaking. Although I may have looked calm and collected, my heart was racing and the butterflies in my stomach felt like elephants.

When I stepped towards the microphone and began speaking, there was a noticeable tremor in my voice. However, deep inside of me I could feel my confidence building, and I began to think weeks of practicing the speech in front of a mirror had ___3___. Then disaster struck suddenly and the microphone ___4___. I was horrified, but I chose to continue

without my voice being amplified. I let my voice ___5___. The audience listened quietly and attentively, focusing on every word I said.

At the end of my soliloquy, the audience cheered and applauded loudly. I took a bow, feeling overjoyed because I had conquered my fear and delivered my speech successfully. ( 1 ) ( ) (A) accumulate (B) devour (C) give (D) glare ( 2 ) ( ) (A) never have I been (B) I can hardly be

(C) never has I been (D) I could have been

( 3 ) ( ) (A) gave up (B) paid off (C) let go (D) set off ( 4 ) ( ) (A) died (B) disappeared (C) stared (D) inferred ( 5 ) ( ) (A) run off (B) boom out (C) burn out (D) stay up

答案: ( 1 ) C ( 2 ) A ( 3 ) B ( 4 ) A ( 5 ) B

5. I chose neither of my first quick solutions. Instead, I told myself only when I faced this unexpected obstacle head-on could I be the victor. I decided to close my eyes to still my __1__ limbs and force out the hot anxiety in my lungs to make room for what I intended to do.

I took a deep breath, __2__ for a moment, and then continued. Before me, the quiet audience focused on each new word, as if I had been a bird, __3__ for the very first time. Knowing I had made the right decision, I felt the blood return to my __4__ face, along with a calm, sure feeling. In addition, from somewhere beside me, I heard my voice __5__, this time without electronic help. It reached far into the upper balcony, where I could see people no longer bobbing their heads, but sitting fascinated, and maybe amazed at how determined I was.

My soliloquy ended. To my surprise, the applause and cheering were so loud that the large room actually __6__. I appeared humble on the outside, yet my heart __7__ pride on the inside. I had mastered my greatest fear, along with a big extra dose of __8__ adversity. I had gotten the butterflies and even elephants out of my stomach. At the moment when I looked out on the audience, I believed that this loud cheering was a new kind of elephant thundering in my ears!

Then a realization swept over me like a gift. __9__, I knew I could do anything! Taking a __10__ in my white dress, I felt a glow that I would never forget. I realized that within me existed a young woman once tested—a young woman who was bolder than her fear.

( 1 ) ( ) (A) quaking (B) quaked (C) jumping (D) jumped ( 2 ) ( ) (A) to have paused (B) paused (C) which pausing (D) but paused ( 3 ) ( ) (A) would sing out (B) and singing out (C) singing out (D) sang out ( 4 ) ( ) (A) weak (B) shamed (C) pale (D) scared ( 5 ) ( ) (A) giggled (B) giggle (C) boomed (D) boom ( 6 ) ( ) (A) tumbled (B) vibrated (C) glared (D) despaired ( 7 ) ( ) (A) was bursting with (B) was occupied with

(C) was free from (D) was confined in

( 8 ) ( ) (A) inaccurate (B) abnormal (C) impartial (D) unforeseen ( 9 ) ( ) (A) So far (B) So long (C) In brief (D) In an instant ( 1 0 ) ( ) (A) wave (B) position (C) bow (D) applause

答案( 1 ) A ( 2 ) B ( 3 ) C ( 4 ) C ( 5 ) D ( 6 ) B ( 7 ) A ( 8 ) D ( 9 ) D ( 1 0 ) C

6. Just thirty seconds into my three-minute speech, the microphone died. __1__ with horror and humiliation, I frantically plotted what to do next. Should I run off the stage in despair or wait until the microphone regained its power? I chose __2__ of them. Instead, I faced this unexpected obstacle head-on. I continued my speech. Before me, the hushed audience paid attention to every one of my words, __3__ I were a bird, singing out for the very first time. My voice reached far into the recesses of the upper balcony, __4__ I could see people no longer bobbing in front of me, but sitting fascinated, and maybe amazed at how determined I was. My soliloquy ended. All of the students shouted and cheered, the large room __5__ with applause. I realized that inside of me existed a young woman once tested—a young woman who was bolder than her fear.

( 1 ) ( ) (A) Paralyzed (B) Paralyzing (C) Having paralyzed (D) To paralyze

( 2 ) ( ) (A) both (B) all (C) none (D) neither

( 3 ) ( ) (A) even if (B) as if (C) as soon as (D) as long as

( 4 ) ( ) (A) which (B) what (C) where (D) how


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答案: ( 1 ) A ( 2 ) D ( 3 ) B ( 4 ) C ( 5 ) A


11. Meditation is the art of silencing the mind. ___1___ focusing on the simple mechanics of breathing, instead of what’s going on outside the body, meditation is a way to get to ___2___ the mind. Meditation can improve your concentration, reduce stress, ___3___ you a sense of greater peace.

To get the most out of meditation, you should practice it every day. Choose a quiet place and sit upright with your back straight. First, try to concentrate on a single thought. Dozens of thoughts tumbling around all the once, the mind can become very ___4___. Some people find it helpful to stare at a candle’s flame during meditation. By focusing on the flame’s glare, you shut all other thoughts out of your mind.

The next stage of meditation is eliminating all thoughts from your mind. ___5___ the difficulty in achieving a thoroughly silent mind, the rewards are great. Once you’re capable of controlling the flow of thoughts, you can reject or accept each individual thought. Fear is but a negative thought, quickly dismissed, by a person who meditates.

( 1 ) ( ) (A) By (B) For (C) From (D) In

( 2 ) ( ) (A) the result of (B) the front of (C) the recesses of (D) the end of ( 3 ) ( ) (A) gave (B) giving (C) given (D) has given ( 4 ) ( ) (A) animate (B) frantic (C) gloomy (D) optimistic ( 5 ) ( ) (A) In spite (B) Besides (C) In addition (D) Despite

答案: ( 1 ) A ( 2 ) C ( 3 ) B ( 4 ) B ( 5 ) D

12. Overcoming depression can be a difficult task in a person’s life. Even with the proper care and doctor’s __1__, sometimes it’s nice to have someone you can talk to and share your troubles with. For this reason, self-help hotlines were created. They offer counseling and advice 24 hours a day, seven days a week for people who need it.

Self-help counselors have __2__ knowledge and experience with helping people to overcome depression. In one case, a young girl name Linda called the self-help hotline because she was confused about her feelings and why her moods were always changing. More than anything, she wanted to feel better again. The counselor was very understanding and __3__ about her problem. He comforted her by letting her know that she was not alone and __4__ many other people had called in with the same kinds of issues. He then explained that she needed to express her feelings and not keep them inside of her. __5__ taking these feelings out on her friends and family, the counselor advised her to see a doctor who is trained to handle these issues.

At the end of the call, the girl felt much better about herself and was less embarrassed about seeing a doctor to discuss her problems. Although depression cannot be cured over the telephone, self-help lines provide many people with the added support they need during some tough times.

( 1 ) ( ) (A) insistence (B) resistance (C) existence (D) assistance ( 2 ) ( ) (A) a wealth of (B) a dose of (C) a secret to (D) an obstacle to ( 3 ) ( ) (A) antipathetic (B) sympathetic (C) pathetic (D) symmetric

( 4 ) ( ) (A) x (B) what (C) that (D) which

( 5 ) ( ) (A) In spite of (B) Instead of (C) Along with (D) Besides

答案: ( 1 ) D ( 2 ) A ( 3 ) B ( 4 ) C ( 5 ) B

13. The American cyclist, Lance Armstrong, is perhaps one of the greatest athletes ever in the world. He has won seven Tour de France bicycling races, one right after another. However, what is really amazing is not his success in sports __1__ his courage in fighting a very serious illness.

In 1996, Armstrong could not ride his bicycle because he was in a lot of pain. He found out that he had an advanced form of cancer. The cancer had affected several parts of his body, __2__ his brain. He did not have a very good chance to live, but he fought the cancer bravely. After many operations and treatment, he got better.

Three years later, Lance Armstrong went back to racing. It was in 1999 __3__ he won his first Tour de France race. He won every Tour de France from then on until 2005, when he finally decided to stop racing. Because of his impressive performance, he has won much recognition. In order to contribute to society and to all human beings, he also started an organization called the Lance Armstrong Foundation to __4__ money for cancer study.

Lance Armstrong has shown the world that anyone can do anything if they have the will. __5__ after surviving cancer, he became a top athlete in the world. Giving up was never on his mind. He is a real model of how a strong will can overcome any difficulties in life. ( 1 ) ( ) (A) but (B) rather than (C) along with (D) as well as ( 2 ) ( ) (A) but for (B) regarding (C) including (D) despite

( 3 ) ( ) (A) what (B) which (C) how (D) that

( 4 ) ( ) (A) arouse (B) raise (C) rise (D) arise ( 5 ) ( ) (A) Even (B) No matter (C) Never (D) Instead

答案: ( 1 ) A ( 2 ) C ( 3 ) D ( 4 ) B ( 5 ) A

14. Though many phobias that a person faces are usually minor, and do not affect that person’s life, sometimes, a phobia can be very serious. It could be serious because a person that is afraid of something very common, such as open spaces or large crowds, might react poorly __1__ they are faced by their fear.

These serious forms of phobia should be treated if possible. The most common form of treatment is by getting professional help. These professionals are often called psychologists, doctors that study the human mind and how people think. They can help a person find the cause of their fears and try to help them get over it. __2__ method is by using a personal computer. A patient answers several questions on the PC, and different treatment methods that have been programmed into the PC are suggested to the patient.

One of the more common treatment techniques is called Desensitization, __3__ doctors try to flood a person with images of their fears. For example, a patient that is afraid of bugs is shown many pictures of bugs __4__ they slowly become used to seeing bugs and are no longer afraid of them. Another method is called Cognitive Behavorial Therapy. This method teaches the patient to recognize how their mind works and how their fears affect them. The belief is __5__ if the patient understands why they become afraid, they can develop their own defense against their fears.

Just because you are afraid of something does not mean that you cannot do anything about it. With willpower and professional help, anyone can overcome their phobias.


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( 2 ) ( ) (A) The other (B) Other (C) Another (D) Some ( 3 ) ( ) (A) where (B) which (C) what (D) that ( 4 ) ( ) (A) for fear that (B) on condition that (C) in that (D) so that

( 5 ) ( ) (A) x (B) that (C) what (D) as