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2020年湖北省成考高起点《英语》精选试题(19)分割线
2020年湖北省成考高起点《英语》精选试题(19)
 
【导语】成人高考考生备考的时候,复习是很重要的,复习时我们可以先结合课本的深度和难度进行有针对性的学习,之后就应马上进行相关的练习,只有在练习中我们才能更容易地发现问题,下面湖北成人高考网给大家整理了2020年湖北省成考高起点《英语》精选试题,供考生参考复习。
 
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阅读下面短文,从每题所给的四个选项A、B、C和D中,选出最佳选项。
 
A
 
"BANG!" the door caused a reverberation(回声). It was just standing there, with Father standing on one side, and I on the other side.
 
We were both in great anger. "Never set foot in this house again!" stormed Father. With tears welling up in my eyes, I rushed out of the flat and ran along the street.
 
The street lights were shining rather desolately(凄凉的). I wandered aimlessly.
 
A young father who held a child in his arms walked past me. I felt as if I saw my childhood from another space: happy and harmonious.
 
But now... I don't know whether it is because I have grown up or because dad is getting old. We differ in our ways of thinking. He always forces his opinions and codes of behavior on me. Whenever I do something wrong, he never turns a blind eye to it. We are just like two people coming from two different worlds. It feels like there is an iron door between us that can never be opened.
 
I wandered the streets, without a destination in mind. My heart was frozen on this hot summer night. As I walked on there were fewer and fewer people on the streets, until I had only the street lights to keep me company. When I finally reached the high-rise apartment block in which I lived, I saw that the light was still on.
 
In fact, it was nothing. Perhaps, dad was throwing away some of his old stamps. Perhaps he thought they were useless. I never had the courage to tell him that I liked collecting stamps. I can't stand his outrageous(蛮横的) words: " I can throw you away, let alone these old papers."
 
All the lights were off except father's.
 
Dad was always like this. Maybe he didn't know how to express himself. After shouting at me, he never showed any mercy or any moments of regret. After an argument he has the habit of approaching in my sleep and then covering me with the quilt.
 
This was how he always was. He has been a leader for so long that telling everyone else what to do has become his second nature.
 
The light was still on. "Am I wrong?" I whispered, maybe... With the key in hand, I was as nervous as I had ever been. At last, I decided to open the door. As soon as I opened the door, tears ran down my cheeks. I suddenly realized that the iron door that I had imagined between us did not exist at all. Love-is second to none.
 
1. Decide which is the best order of the following according to what happened in the passage.
 
a. I opened the door and entered the house.
 
b. Sadly I ran out into the street.
 
c. I reached the place where I lived and saw my house still brightly lit.
 
d. I thought of my father's kindness towards me.
 
e. I walked about in the street without any aim.
 
A. b, e, d, c, a B. b, e, c, d, a C. b, e, a, c, d D. b, e, c, a, d
 
2. What made the writer think of his childhood?
 
A. The sight of the desolate street lights.
 
B. The sight of the empty street.
 
C. The sight of a father with a child in his arms.
 
D. The sight of light in his own house.
 
3. Why do you think the father often shouts at his son?
 
A. Perhaps the father is getting older and older.
 
B. Perhaps the son has already grown up.
 
C. Perhaps they never agree with each other.
 
D. Perhaps the father has got used to doing that.
 
4. What conclusion can you draw after reading the passage?
 
A. The father is actually kind to his son.
 
B. The father treats his son in an unfair way.
 
C. The father is neither kind nor cruel to his son.
 
D. The father is always finding fault with his son.
 
B
 
Death Valley is one of the most famous deserts in the United States, covering a wide area with its alkali sand. Almost 20 percent of this area is well below sea level, and Badwater, a salt water pool, is about 280 feet below sea level and the lowest point in the United States.
 
Long ago the Panamint Indians called this place "Tomesha"-- the land of fire. Death Valley's present name dates back to 1849, when a group of miners coming across from Nevada became lost in its unpleasantness and hugeness and their adventure turned out to be a sad story. Today Death Valley has been declared a National Monument and is crossed by several well-marked roads where good services can be found easily. Luckily the change created by human settlement has hardly ruined the special beauty of this place.
 
Here nature created a lot of surprising, almost like the sights on the moon, ever-changing as the frequent wind moves the sand about, showing the most unusual colors. One of the most astonishing and colorful parts of Death Valley is the Devil's Golf Course, where it seems hard for one to tell reality from dreams. Sand sculptures stand on a frightening ground, as evening shadows move and lengthen.
 
5. The name of the valley comes from .
 
A. an Indian name B. the death of the miners
 
C. the local people D. a National Movement
 
6. From the passage we can learn that .
 
A. no one had ever known the desert before the miners
 
B. it's still not easy to travel across the desert
 
C. people can find gas-stations, cafes and hotels in the desert
 
D. people have changed the natural sight of the desert
 
7. The Devil's Golf Course is famous for .
 
A. the terrible sights B. the moon-like sights
 
C. dream-like sights D. the ever-changing sights
 
8. From the passage we can see that the writer the Death Valley.
 
A. appreciates B. is fearful of C. dislikes D. is tired of
 
C
 
Western New Bridge Library Announcement
 
Shortened Library Hours for Spring Break
 
Library Hours have been shortened to 7 hours a day(9:00 a.m.—4:00p.m.)for Spring Break from
 
March 24 to March 30.
 
Coming Events
 
·On Monday, March 24,at 10:30 a.m.,Scott Sutton,a children’s writer, will tell stories to kids over
 
seven.Sutton’s attractive style will surely inspire everyone present!
 
·At 1:00 p.m., on March 26,the Geogetown Musicians will present an Irish Folk Concert,which will be entertaining for the entire family.Come for the music and stay to check out some relevant books for the rest of the week!
 
·On Thursday, March 27,at 2:00 p.m., the annual Children’s Gathering will take place in Room 201,
 
the second.floor.Pick up an invitation in the Children’s Room and return your RSVP(回复)to reserve
 
your seat at the table by 3:00 p.m.on Tuesday, March 25.Only children are allowed in the Gathering.
 
·At 10:30 a.m.on Friday, March 28,Enzo Monfre of the hit kid’s science show, ENZOology, will bring Fossils Live! Surely Enzo will take the audience back in time,deep beneath the surface of the earth to uncover the mysteries of killer dinosaurs,and more.Enzo recently appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show--come and see him at the library!
 
Please note:In case of emergency, please call the Help Desk at 926—3736 and follow the procedures
 
outlined on the voice message.The call-down service is staffed 24 hours a day,7 days a week for emergencies.The Help Desk supplies service to you all the year around! For questions about all these, please contact hltm@wnbl.org.
 
Come for the great Fun;Stay for the relevant Books!
 
9. To attend the annual Children's Gathering, one has to .
 
A. buy a ticket B. apply in advance
 
C. make a reservation D. contact the call-down service
 
10. According to the passage, Enzo Monfre will .
 
A. show the children around a zoo
 
B. tell stories to children over seven
 
C. be present at the science show in person
 
D. lead the children to the Ellen DeGenerse Show
 
11. The Help Desk in this library supplies service .
 
A. only during the daytime B. in case of emergency
 
C. till the end of the Spring Break D. after 22:00 p.m. every day
 
12. We can learn from the passage that children can .
 
A. attend all the activities with their parents
 
B. enjoy reading some relevant books in the activities.
 
C. participate in the activities from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
 
D. choose only one of the activities according to their interest
 
D
 
With only about 1,000 pandas left in the world, China is desperately trying to clone the animal and save these in a dangerous situation. That's a move similar to what a Texas A & M University researchers have been undertaking for the past five years in a project called "Noah's Ark".
 
Noah's Ark is aimed at collecting eggs, embryos(胚胎), semen and DNA of these animals and storing them in liquid nitrogen. If certain species should become extinct, Dr. Duane Kraemer, a professor in Texas A & M's College of Veterinary, Medicine, says there would be enough of the basic building blocks to reintroduce the species in the future.
 
It is estimated that as many as 2, 000 species of mammals, birds and reptiles will probably become extinct in over 100 years. The panda, native only to China, is in danger of becoming extinct in the next 25 years.
 
This week, Chinese scientists said they grew an embryo by introducing cells from a dead female panda into the egg cells of a Japanese white rabbit. They are now trying to implant the embryo into a host animal.
 
The entire procedure could take from three to five years to complete.
 
"The nuclear transfer of one species to another is not easy, and the lack of available panda eggs could be a major problem," Kraemer believes. "They will probably have to do several hundred transfers to result in one pregnancy (having a baby). It takes a long time and it's difficult, but this could be groundbreaking science if it works. They are certainly not putting any live pandas at risk, so it is worth the effort," adds Kraemer, who is one of the leaders of the Project at Texas A& M, the first-ever attempt at cloning a dog.
 
"They are trying to do something that's never been done, and this is very similar to our work in Noah's Ark. We're both trying to save animals that face extinction. I certainly appreciate their effort and there's a lot we can learn from what they are attempting to do. The cooperation between us is very much needed."
 
13. The aim of "Noah's Ark" project is to .
 
A. make efforts to clone the endangered pandas B. save endangered animals from dying out
 
C. collect DNA of endangered animals to study D. transfer the nuclear of one animal to another
 
14. According to Professor Kraemer, .
 
A. The long time lasting cloning research could be successful.
 
B. The eggs transfers immediately result in having a baby.
 
C. The lack of nuclear transfer could be a major problem to have new pandas.
 
D. If species should die out, basic building blocks would heal them.
 
15. The best title for the passage may be .
 
A. China's Success in Pandas Cloning
 
B. Helping Ways to Avoid Extinction
 
C. Exploring the Possibility to Clone Pandas
 
D. The Practice in Noah's Ark
 
16. From the passage we know that .
 
A. Kraemer and his team have succeeded in cloning a dog
 
B. scientists try to implant a panda's egg into a rabbit
 
C. about two thousand of species are to die out in a century
 
D. Kraemer will work with Chinese scientists in clone researches
 
E
 
A lot of us lose life's tough battles by starting a frontal attack--when a touch of humor might well enable us to win. Consider the case of a young friend of mine, who was on his trapped way to work shortly after receiving an ultimatum(最后通牒) about the job. Although there was a good reason for Sam's being late--serious illness at home--he decided that this by-now-familiar excuse wouldn't work any longer. His supervisor was probably already pacing up and down preparing a dismissal speech.
 
Yes, the boss was, Sam entered the office at 9:35. The place was as quiet as a locker room(更衣室); everyone was hard at work. Sam's supervisor came up to him. Suddenly, Sam forced a grin and stretched out his hand. "How do you do!" he said. "I'm Sam Maynard. I'm applying for a job, which, I understand, became available just 35 minutes ago. Does the early bird get the worm?"
 
The room exploded in laughter, except that the supervisor had to clamp off a smile and walked back to his office. Sam Maynard had saved his job--with the only tool that could win, a laugh.
 
Humor is a most effective, yet frequently neglected, means of handling the difficult situations in our lives. It can be used for patching up differences, apologizing, saying "no", criticizing, getting the other fellow to do what you want without his losing face. For some jobs, it's the only tool that can succeed. It is a way to discuss subjects so sensitive that serious dialog may start a quarrel. For example, many believe that comedians on television are doing more today for racial and religious tolerance than people in any other forum.
 
17. Why was Sam late for his job?
 
A. Because he was seriously ill at home. B. Because he received an ultimatum.
 
C. Because he was caught in a traffic jam. D. Because he was busy applying for a new job.
 
18. What is the main idea of this passage?
 
A. Sam Maynard saved his job with humor B. Humor is important in our lives
 
C. Early bird can get the worm D. Humor can solve racial discriminations
 
19. The phrase "clamp off" in Paragraph 3 means .
 
A. try to hold back B. pretend to set C. send off D. give out
 
20. Which of the following statements can we infer from the passage?
 
A. Many lose life's battles for they are lacking in a sense of humor.
 
B. It wasn't the first time that Sam came late for his work.
 
C. Sam was supposed to come to his office at 8:30.
 
D. Humor is the most effective way of solving problems.
 
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