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49.Which word best describe the homeless man?
50.Why did Robby go back to the hot dog seller?
A.She wanted to thank the hot dog seller
B.The homeless man asked for a hot dog
C.She wanted to buy a hot dog for the homeless man
D.The hot dog was so delicious that Robby wanted another
51.What is the theme of this passage?
A.The rich should help the poor
B.One good turn deserves another
C.Kindness is the greatest wisdom
D.A kindness shown, a kindness sown
Whatever you do, don’t challenge a chimpanzee named Ayumu to a number memory game. In 2007, Ayumu became famous for his lightning speed at a game that goes like this: A player views a computer screen where the numbers 1 through 9 appear briefly at once and then turn to white squares.The player then taps the squares where the numbers had been, in order from 1 to 9.People can do it.But no human competitor has ever completed the game faster or more accurately than Ayumu the chimp.For almost five years Ayumu remains undefeated.
Psychologist Nicholas Humphrey of Darwin College at Cambridge University in England now thinks he knows the secret behind the chimp’s ability.Humphrey suspects Ayumu’s brain may have a condition that allows the chimp to see numbers as colors.This would mean that Ayumu may see a color glow after the numbers disappears.Then, instead of remembering the numbers, he remembers a sequence of colors, each associated with a number.
The condition that Humphrey believes Ayumu may have is called synesthesia.Humans with synesthesia may associate numbers and letters with colors.For example, a person may see the number “5” as the color blue.Until now, scientists had assumed only humans could have synesthesia.
Humphrey found the inspiration for his idea at a 2011 scientific conference.There, he heard a presentation about Ayumu’s memory abilities and another talk about synesthesia.He then put the two ideas together.
Not everyone is convinced that Humphrey is correct.Primatologist Tetsuro Matsuzawa of the Primate Research Institute at Kyoto University in Japan has spent decades studying the amazing memories of chimpanzees, including Ayumu.He maintains that chimps simply have faster memory recall than people.
52.What is Ayumu famous for?
A.His gift in playing computers.
B.His talent in calculating numbers.
C.His skill in tapping the numbered squares.
D.His amazing performance in memory game.
53.Which of the following is true of Nicholas Humphrey?
A.He thinks Ayumu has an amazing memory.
B.He believes that Ayumu sees the colors of numbers.
C.He was inspired by Primatologist Tetsuro Matsuzawa.
D.He delivered a speech on synesthesia at the 2011conference.
54.Where does Humphrey get the inspiration for his idea?
A.From an experiment
B.From a conference
C.From a research on chimpanzees
D.From the color blue
55.How does Tetsuro Matsuzawa explain Ayumu’s performance in the game?
A.Ayumu uses synesthesia.
B.Ayumu is cleverer than most chimps.
C.Chimps recall things faster than people.
D.Chimps are good at dealing with number.
五、Daily Conversation(10 points)Directions：Pick out appropriate expressions from the eight choices below and complete the following dialogues by blackening the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.
A.I’m very pleased to be here
B.Did you ever find each other
C.But is was a miracle
D.I remember you said you wanted to get a sweater
E.It could even be a disaster
F.Actually, I’ve got the list ready.
G.Did you get anything
H.I don’t want to talk about it anymore
Mary: Well, Susan, how was your shopping trip with Nancy this afternoon? Susan: Don’t ask._56___________ H
Mary: What do you mean? Something went wrong?
Susan: Went wrong? _57___________ E ! Nancy thought I had said I would meet her at the department store at 2:30 when I really said 2:00.Then she thought we would meet at the main entrance in front when I really said at the east entrance on the Twelfth Street.Mary:_58___________ B ?
Susan: Yes! _59___________ C I had given up waiting and went inside the women’s clothing department.So did she.Thus we met finally and it was 3:00 by then.Mary: Did you get what you wanted? _60___________ D
Susan: A blouse, as a matter of fact.But by that time, all those on sale were gong.So I settled for a skirt.
六、Writing(25 points)Directions:For this part, you are supposed to write a notice in about 100-120 words based on the following situation.Remember to writer it clearly.
第61题 你(Li Yuan) 收到朋友Xiao Ming 的 e-mail，他在邮件中谈及买车计划。请在回信中说明你对买车的看法，内容包括： 私家车的好处(如舒适、便捷等);私家车的弊端(如交通拥挤、环境污染、停车困难等); 你的建议。