In the following article, some sentences have been removed. For Questions 1-5, choose the most suitable one from the list A―G to fit into each of the numbered blank. There are two extra choices, which do not fit in any of the gaps.

One morning, a few years ago, Harvard President Neil Rudenstine overslept. 1)Only after a three-month sabbatical ― during which he read essayist Lewis Thomas, listened to Ravel and walked with his wife on a Caribbean beach― was he able to return to his post. That week, his picture was on the cover of Newsweek magazine beside the banner headline “Exhausted!”

In the relentless busyness of modern life, we have lost the rhythm between action and rest. I speak with people in business and education, doctors and day-care workers, shopkeepers and social workers, parents and teachers, nurses and lawyers, students and therapists, community activist and cooks. Remarkably, there is a universal refrain: “I am so busy”. The more our life speeds up, the more we feel weary, overwhelmed and lost.

2) Instead, the whole experience of being alive begins to melt into one enormous obligation. It becomes the standard greeting everywhere: “I am so busy”.

We say this to one another with no small degree of pride. The busier we are, the more important we seem to ourselves and, we imagine, to others. To be unavailable to our friends and family, to be unable to find time for the sunset (or even to know that the sun has set at all), to whiz through our obligations without time for a single mindful breath ― this has become the model of a successful life.

Because we do not rest, we lose our way. We lose the nourishment that gives us succor. We miss the quiet that gives us wisdom. Poisoned by the hypnotic belief that good things come only through tireless effort, we never truly rest.

This is not the world we dreamed of when we were young. How did we get so terribly rushed in a world saturated with work and responsibility, yet somehow bereft of joy and delight?

We have forgotten the Sabbath.

3)It is time to be nourished and refreshed as we let our work, our chores and our important projects lie fallow, trusting that there are larger forces at work taking care of the world when we are at rest.

If certain plant species do not lie dormant during winter, the plant begins to die off. 4)

So “Remember the Sabbath” is more than simply a lifestyle suggestion. It is a commandment, an ethical precept as serious as prohibitions against killing, stealing and lying.

Sabbath is more than the absence of work. Many of us, in our desperate drive to be successful and care for our many responsibilities, feel terrible guilt when we take time to rest. But the Sabbath has proven its wisdom over the ages. Many of us still recall when not long ago, shops and offices where closed on Sundays. Those quiet Sunday afternoons are embedded in our cultural memory.

Much of modern life is specifically designed to seduce our attention away from rest. When we are in the world with our eyes wide open, the seductions are insatiable.5)For those of us with children, there are endless soccer practices, baseball games, homework, laundry, housecleaning, errands. Every responsibility, every stimulus competes for our attention: Buy me .Do me. Watch me. Try me. Drink me. It is as if we have inadvertently stumbled into some horrific wonderland.

[A]Rest is not just a psychological convenience; it is a biological necessity.

[B]After years of non-stop toil in an atmosphere that rewarded frantic overwork, Rudenstine collapsed.

[C]Hundreds of channels of cable and satellite television; phones with multiple lines and call-waiting. begging us to talk to more than one person at a time; mail, e-mail and overnight mail, fax machines; billboards; magazines; newspapers; radio.

[D]Sometimes you can have a rest on Sundays. But your heart and soul is no longer quiet.

[E]Sabbath is the time that consecrated to enjoy and celebrate what is beautiful and good ― time to light candles, sing songs, worship, tell stories, bless our children and loved ones, give thanks, share meals, nap, walk and even make love.

[F]Once upon a time. Sabbath is our heaven. We often walk in the green parks with friends or have a picnic lunch with the family. Listening to the birds on the tree makes me feel peaceful. But whatever happened to Sunday now?

[G]Today our life and work rarely feel light, pleasant or healing.





4.A。 此处答案较为简单,从上下文看都有很明显的暗示,而选项A“休息不仅是心理上的舒适也是生理上的必需”,不但能够前后呼应,而且浑然一体,逻辑十分严密。

5.C。 从上文“我们的欲望是无穷无尽的”下面列举了一系列的娱乐方式,如电视、电话、邮件、传真等等,意在渲染强烈的感情色彩,以证明“无穷无尽”的论点,所以选项C为正确答案。














Hi, I’m Tim. I’m from Dongfang School. Today is Tuesday. We have maths, Chinese and computer on Tuesdays. I like computer. My computer teacher is very funny. He is very strong. I like him.We have sandwiches and fish for lunch on Wednesdays. Potatoes are my favourite food. Saturday is my favourite day. I often play football on Saturdays. Of course I do my homework on Saturdays, too. What about you?


( ) 1 What day is it today?

A. Tuesday. B. Wednesday.C. Friday. D. Saturday.

( ) 2 What do they have for lunch on Wednesdays?

A. Pork and rice. B. Tofu and green beans.

C. Sandwiches and fish. D. Mutton and tomatoes.

( ) 3 What’s Tim’s computer teacher like?

A. He is tall and thin. B. He is very funny and strong.

C. He is so heavy. D. He is active.

( ) 4 Does Tim like his computer teacher?

A. Yes, he does. B. Yes, he like.C. No, he doesn’t. D. No, he does.

( ) 5 What does Tim do on Saturdays?

A. He often plays football and docs his homework.

B. He often plays computer games.

C. He often watches TV and plays ping pong.

D. He often sing.


1 A 2 C 3 B 4 A 5 A


Hello! My name is Tom. I like English very much. My favourite food is beef, eggplant and tofu. I’m very helpful at home. I can do the dishes, set the table and water the flowers. Today is Saturday. I often read books, do my homework and watch TV on Saturdays. What do you do on weekends?

My home is near a river. There are some mountains behind my house. There is a road in front of my house. You can see two bridges over the river. I like my home.

( ) 1. Tom likes beef, eggplant and tofu.

( ) 2. Tom can sweep the floor.

( ) 3. Tom often waters the flowers on Saturdays.

( ) 4. There are some mountains in front of Tom’s house.

( ) 5. There are two bridges over the river.


1.√ 2.× 3.× 4.× 5.√


读短文,判断正误。( 用T表示正确,F表示错误)

Hello, my name is Tom. I have P.E , art and English on Tuesday(星期二).It’s my favourite day. I like English. Look, that is my math teacher. He’s very short and kind. His name is Wang Lin. I like beef very much, but I don’t like apples. I like bananas, too.

1( )Tom has P.E and computer on Tuesday.

2( )Tom’s favourite day is Monday.

3( )Mr Wang is John’s English teacher.

4( )Tom likes apple very much.

5( )Tom’s math teacher is short and kind.






世界上40%的电力和美国一半以上的能源都靠煤炭来供应,如果目前一直维持这样的趋势,那么煤炭就有可能抢夺不断增长的份额,因为对于中国和美国来说这是丰富、廉价的能源。但是煤炭也是排放导致全球变暖的二氧化碳排放的燃料。谷歌共同创始人Larry Page称公司的目标是比煤炭低廉可再生能源产量达到十亿瓦特,这个目标将在“数年内达成,而不是数十年。”谷歌称这足以供应像旧金山这样规模城市(大约33万户)的能量需要。






Half the game is 90 percent mental,“ Yogi Berra once said, or something like that, and science is now getting around to putting his aphorism to the test. Researchers including Debbie Crews of Arizona State University and John Milton of the University of Chicago have been studying patterns of brain activation――not in baseball players but in golfers, who make better subjects because they don"t move around as much and the electrodes stay stuck to their heads. Yogi might have been surprised by the researchers" conclusion, though: the better the golfer, the less brain activity he shows in the seconds before he makes his shot.

Crews, a sports psychologist who studies putting――even the minimal agitation of a chip shot can upset her experimental apparatus――has found that a key difference between amateurs and pros lies in the left hemisphere. This is the seat of logic, analysis, verbal reasoning and the kinds of thoughts――Maybe I should just kind of squinch over a little more to the left――that you never imagine crossing Tiger Woods"s mind. Professionals, once they"ve determined how to make a shot, follow an invariable routine that renders conscious thought unnecessary. “How you think is probably more important than what you think,” Crews says. “Quieting the left hemisphere is really critical.”

Or, to put it another way, when Milton asked some LPGA golfers what they thought about just before taking a shot, they answered: nothing. To test this, he rounded up a half-dozen pros and an equal number of amateurs and had them imagine making a specific shot――a wedge shot of 100 yards to the green, with no wind――while monitoring their brains in a functional magnetic resonance imaging machine. “The professionals are just much more specialized and efficient,” Milton says. “You put in a quarter and you get your shot.” The amateurs, by contrast, showed more total brain activation, involving more areas of the brain. In particular, amateurs activated the basal ganglia――involved in learning motor functions――and the basal forebrain and amygdala, responsible for, among other functions, emotions. “They"re not fearful or anxious,” Milton says, “but they get overwhelmed by details, by the memories of all the shots they"ve missed in the past.” Some of his subjects worried about hitting the ball into the water, which was curious, because he hadn"t even mentioned a water hazard in describing the imaginary shot to them.

Professional athletes, as a rule, know how to keep focus, although there are exceptions, like Chuck Knoblauch, the Yankee second baseman who suddenly lost the ability to make a routine throw to first base. Milton is already trying to apply these lessons to stroke and other rehabilitation patients who have to relearn skills like walking; he recommends putting more emphasis on visualization and improving mental focus. In many aspects of life, it seems, half the game really is 90 percent mental.

注(1):本文选自Newsweek; 6/2/, p14;

注(2):本文习题命题模仿对象真题Text 4(个别题目顺序加以调整);

1. The views of Yogi Berra and researchers including Crews and Milton are ________.





2. We can learn from the text that the difference between pros and amateurs lies in


[A]the activity of the left hemisphere

[B]the way of their thinking

[C]the ability to control one‘s brain

[D]the ability to forget the past failures

3. Tiger Woods, according to the text, is probably ________.

[A]a professional golf player

[B]a professional baseball player

[C]a sports psychologist

[D]a researcher

4. What is the key to the success of golfers according to the text?

[A]Not to think of anything related to your past losses.

[B]To be more specialized and efficient.

[C]Try to activate your whole brain.

[D]Quiet your left hemisphere and think of nothing.

5. What can we learn from the last paragraph?

[A]What the researchers have found proves Yogi Berra‘s words.

[B]Baseball player should do as Yogi Berra said.

[C]Mentality plays a very important role in many aspects of life.

[D]Sports and medicine share some common principles.