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高一英语必修4第二单元练习题6

单项选择

1. As far as I am concerned. education is about learning and the more you learn,            

A. the more for life are you equipped           B. the more equipped for life yon am

C. the more life you are equipped for           D. you are equipped the more for life

2. Dina,           for months to find a job as a waitress, finally took a position at a local advertising agency.

A. struggling               B. struggled                 C. having struggled     D. to struggle

3. This is the only way we can imagine          the overuse of water in students’ bathrooms.

A. reducing                 B. to reduce                C. reduced                  D. reduce

4. Practising Chinese kung fu can not only          one’s strength, but also develop one’s character.

A. bring up                 B. take up                   C. build up                  D. pull up

5. George is going to talk about the geography of his country, but I’d rather he          more on its culture.

A. focus                     B. focused                  C. would focus           D. had focused

6. Look over there-there’s a very long, winding path          up to the house.

A. leading                   B. leads                       C. led                          D. to lead

7. We firmly believe that war never settles anything. It only           violence.

A. runs into                B. comes from            C. leads to                   D. begins with

8. The news shocked the public,           to great concern about students’ safety at school.

A. having led              B. led                          C. leading                   D. to lead

9. Progress so far has been very good.          , we are sure that the project will be completed on time.

A. However                B. Otherwise               C. Therefore               D. Besides

10.We are s aid to be living in          Information Age,          time of new discoveries and great changes.

A. an; the                    B. 不填; the                C. 不填; a                   D. the; a

11. Distinguished guests and friends, welcome to our school,          the ceremony of the 50th Anniversary this morning are our alumni (校友) from home and abroad.

A. Attend                    B. To attend                C. Attending                D. Having attended

12. I like getting up very early in summer. The morning air is so good          .

A. to be breathed        B. to breathe               C. breathing                D. being breathed

13. ---Did the book give the information you needed?

   ---Yes. But          it, I had to read the entire book.

A. to find                    B. find                        C. to be finding           D. finding

14. I feel greatly honored          into their society.

A. to welcome            B. welcoming              C. to be welcomed      D. welcomed

15. It is worth considering what makes “convenience” foods so popular, and          better ones of your own.

A. introduces              B. to introduce            C. introducing             D. introduced

16.          that she was going off to sleep, I asked if she’d like that little doll on her bed.

A. Seeing                    B. To see                     C. See                         D. Seen

17.          their hats into the air, the fans of the winning team let out loud shouts of victory.

A. To throw                B. Thrown                  C. Throwing                D. Being thrown

18. I hear they’ve promoted Tom, but he didn’t mention          when we talked on the phone.

A. to promote                                                B. having been promoted

C. having promoted                                       D. to be promoted

19. We finished the run in less than half the time          .

A. allowing                 B. to allow                  C. allowed                  D. allows

20. The trees          in the storm have been moved off the road.

A. being blown down B. blown down           C. blowing down        D. to blow down

21.          the project as planned, we’ll have to work two more hours a day.

A. Completing            B. Complete                C. Completed              D. To complete

22. Susan wanted to be independent of her parents. She tried          alone, but she didn’t like it and moved back home.

A. living                     B. to live                     C. to be living             D. having lived

23.          around the Water Cube, we were then taken to see the Bird’s Nest for the 2008 Olympic Games.

A. Having shown        B. To be shown           C. Having been shown       D. To show

24. We had an anxious couple of weeks          for the results of the experiment.

A. wait                        B. to be waiting           C. waited                    D. waiting

25.          to reach them on the phone, we sent an email instead.

A. Fail                        B. Failed                     C. To fail                    D. Having failed

阅读理解

Deputy Agriculture Secretary Kathleen Merrigan sees an epidemic(流行病) sweeping across America’s farmland. It has little to do with the usual challenges, such as flood, rising fuel prices and crop-eating insects. The country’s farmers are getting older, and there are fewer people standing in line to take their place. National agricultural census(普查) figures show that the fastest-growing group of farmers is the part over 65. Merrigan is afraid the average age will be even higher when the 2012 statistics are completed.

Merrigan, a former college professor, is making stops at universities across the country in hopes of encouraging more students to think about careers in agriculture. Aside from trying to stop the graying of America’s farmers, her work is made tougher by a recent blog posting that put agriculture at No. 1 on a list of “useless” college degrees. Top federal agriculture officials are talking about the posting, and it has the attention of agricultural organizations across the country.

“There couldn’t be anything that’s more incorrect,” Merrigan said. “We know that there aren’t enough qualified graduates to fill the jobs that are out there in American agriculture.”

In addition, a growing world population that some experts predict will require 70% more food production by 2050, she said.

“I truly believe we’re at a golden age of agriculture. Global demand is at an all-time record high, and global supplies are at all-time record lows,” said Matt Rush, director of the Texas Farm Bureau. “Production costs are going to be valuable enough that younger people are going to have the opportunity to be involved in agriculture.”

The Department of Agriculture has programs aimed at developing more farmers and at increasing interest in locally grown food. The National Young Farmers’ Coalition has also been pushing for state and federal policy changes to make it easier for new farmers.

Ryan Best, president of Future Farmers of America, has been living out of a suitcase, traveling the country and visiting with high school students about careers in agriculture. The 21-year-old Best hopes his message—that this is a new time in agriculture---will motivate the next generation to turn around the statistics. “Never before have we had the innovation s(创新) in technology which have led to agriculture in this country being the most efficient it has ever been,” he said. “There’s really a place for everybody to fit in.”

59. What is the new challenge to American agriculture?         

A. Fewer and older farmers                           B. Higher fuel prices

C. More natural disasters                               D. Lower agricultural output

60. Why is Merrigan visiting universities across the country?         

A. To draw federal agriculture officials’ attention.

B. To select qualified agriculture graduates.

C. To clarify a recent blog posting.

D. To talk more students into farming careers.

61. According to Matt Rush, American agriculture will provide opportunities for younger people because          .

A. the government will cover production costs                                

B. global food supplies will be even lower

C. investment in agriculture will be profitable                                 

D. America will increase its food export

62. What do the underlined words “to turn around the statistics” in the last paragraph mean?         

A. To re-analyze the result of the national census.

B. To increase agricultural production.

C. To bring down the average age of farmers.

D. To invest more in agriculture.