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牡一中高三学年 10月份月考检测 英语 试题
A few years ago, I took a sightseeing trip to Washington, D.C. Standing outside the Ronald Reagan Center, I heard a voice say, “Can you help me?” When I turned around, I saw an elderly blind woman with her hand extended. In a natural reflex(反应), I reached into my pocket, pulled out all of my loose change and placed it on her hand without even looking at her. I was annoyed at being bothered by a beggar. But the blind woman smiled and said, “I don’t want your money. I just need help finding the post office.”
In an instant, I realized what I had done. I judged another person simply for what I assumed she had to be. I hated what I saw in myself. This incident re-awakened my belief in humility(谦恭), even though I’d lost it for a moment.
The thing I had forgotten about myself is that I am an immigrant. I left Honduras and arrived in the U.S. at the age of 15. I started my new life with two suitcases, my brother and sister, and a strong, serious-minded mother. Through the years, I have been a dishwasher, mechanic and pizza delivery driver among many other humble jobs, and eventually I became a network engineer.
In my own life, I have experienced many open acts of prejudice (偏见). I remember a time, at age 17 — I worked as a waiter, and I heard a father told his little boy that if he did not do well in school, he would end up like me. I have also witnessed the same treatment of my family and friends, so I know what it’s like, and I should have known better.
But now, living in my American middle-class lifestyle, it is too easy to forget my past, to forget who I am and where I have been, and to lose sight of where I want to be going. That blind woman on the streets of Washington, D.C., cured me of my blindness. She reminded me of my belief in humility and to always keep my eyes and heart open. By the way, I helped that lady to the post office. And in writing this essay, I hope to thank her for the priceless lesson.
1. We can learn from the first two paragraphs that _____.
A. the blind woman needed the money badly
B. the author would regret his act of prejudice
C. the author was as poor as the blind woman
D. the author was a native American
2. According to Paragraph 4, hearing the father’s words, the author was probably _____.
A. very excited B. rather hurt C. deeply moved D. greatly inspired
3. According to the passage, the author probably agrees that one should _____.
A. be nice to the disabled B. try to experience different kinds of life
C. think about one’s past as often as possible D. treat others equally with love and respect
4. Which of the following can be the best title for the passage?
A. Learn from your past B. How my dream comes true
C. A priceless lesson in the street D. A belief that will never change
Students are often prone to (倾向于) fall under huge credit card debt due to some common mistakes done with credit cards for students. Below are some of the common mistakes that students usually make with their student credit cards.
Students make many mistakes while choosing student credit card. For instance:
Instant sign up for the first card offer:
This is the most common mistake that most students tend to commit. As they step into college, they get many credit card offers from numerous credit firms. If you are not serious about this and just sign up for the first credit card offer, chances are more to lose those good offers coming after a while. Thus, wait and look out for some reasonable offers.
Often, students are attracted by card offers that offer goodies such as T-shirts, video games, and DVDs. Always try to avoid committing this mistake. You need to understand that these goodies are just promotional offers. Hence, always sign up after comparing and reading the terms and conditions of at least three or four credit card companies thoroughly.
Using beyond the credit limit:
This is another common mistake. Often, these credit cards come with a huge credit limit, but this does not imply to spend your entire credit limit. It is important to keep the credit card balances always below 50% of total credit card limit. If you make use of the entire credit limit on expenditures, it may reflect on your credit report. In addition, you will have a tough time to pay off your balances on time, if you get into the habit of spending your entire limit.
Irregularity in Monthly Installment（分期付款）:
This is one biggest mistake, which students do with these credit cards. They ignore their monthly installments or skip them. In such cases, credit firms either increase the ARP (Annual Percentage Rate), or charge some penalty fees or withdraw all your rewards and exclusive rights. To worsen, they may even decrease your credit limit. Incurred dues are the common cause of debts due to these credit cards.
5. Students who just step into college_____.
A. are often prone to fall under huge debt
B. are often allowed to withdraw over credit limit
C. tend to get many credit cards from many credit firms
D. tend to accept the first card offer without considering the others
6. Card offers offer goodies to ____.
A. show how good the credit card is B. attract more students to sign up for credit card
C. promote service quality of credit card D. advertise for goodies
7. All the following questions are answered in the text except ____.
A. why students ignore or skip their monthly installment
B. how large students should always keep the credit card balances
C. how the credit firms deal with the cases where students ignore or skip their monthly
D. what the common mistakes are while students use credit cards.
People can be addicted to different things— e. g. alcohol, drug, certain foods, or even television. People who have such an addiction are compulsive (强迫的): they have a very powerful psychological need that they feel they must satisfy. According to psychologists, many people are compulsive spenders. They feel that they must spend money. This compulsion, like most others, is impossible to explain reasonably. For compulsive spenders who buy on credit, charge accounts are even more exciting than money. In other words, compulsive spenders feel that with credit, they can do anything. Their pleasure in spending large amounts is actually greater than the pleasure that they get from the things they buy.
There is even a special psychology of bargain hunting. To save money, of course, most people look for sales, low prices, and discounts. Compulsive bargain hunters, however, often buy things that they don’t need just because they are cheap. They want to believe that they areZXXKhelping their budgets, but they are really playing an exciting game. When they can buy something for less than other people, they feel that they are winners. Most people, experts claim, have two reasons for their behavior: a good reason for the things that they do and the real one.
It is not only scientists, of course, who understand the psychology of spending habits, but also business people. Stores, companies, and advertisers use psychology to increase business. They consider people's needs for love, power, or influence, their basic values, their beliefs and opinions, and so on in their advertising and sales methods.
Psychologists often use a method called “behavior therapy (疗法)” to help individuals solve their person ability problems. In the same way, they can help people who feel that they have problems with money.
8. According to the?psychologists, a compulsive spender is one who spends large amounts of money .
A. and takes great pleasure from what he or she buys
B. in order to satisfy his or her basic needs in life
C. entirely with an reasonable eagerness
D. just to meet his or her strong psychological need
9. According to the passage, compulsive bargain hunters constantly search for the lowest possible prices .
A. because they have money problem
B. because they feel satisfied if they spend less money than others
C. because they like to show off their success in getting things for less moneyZxxkCom
D. because they want to save money to help heir budget
10. What does the passage mainly discuss?
A. The use of the psychology of spending money in business.
B. A special psychology of bargaining.
C. The psychology of money spending habits.
D. A method to help compulsive spenders to solve the problem of money.[:
11. From the passage we may safely conclude that compulsive spenders or compulsive bargain hunters _______.
A. need special treatment B. are really reasonable
C. can’t be cured D. can never get any help to solve their problems with money
No poem should ever be discussed or “analyzed”, until it has been read aloud by someone, teacher or student. Better still, perhaps, is the practice of reading it twice, once at the beginning of the discussion and once at the end, so the sound of the poem is the last thing one hears.
All discussions of poetry are, in fact, preparations for reading it aloud, and the reading of the poem is, finally, the most telling(生动的） “interpretation” of it, suggesting tone, rhythm, and meaning all at once. Hearing a poet read the work in his or her own voice, on records or on film, is obviously a special reward. But even those aids to teaching can not replace the student and teacher reading it or, best of all, reciting it.
I have come to think, in fact, that time spent reading a poem aloud is much more important than “analyzing” it, if there isn’t time for both. I think one of our goals as teachers of English is to have students love poetry. Poetry is “a criticism of life”, and “a heightening of life”. It also deserves a place in the teaching of language and literature more central than it presently o
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