On the first day of my visit, we went out with one of my father’s friends for lunch at an outdoor café. We walked along that afternoon, did some shopping, ate at the street table, and lauded over my son’s funny facial expressions. Gone was my father’s critical(挑剔的) air and strict rules. Who was this person I knew as my father, who seemed so friendly and interesting to be around? What had held him back before? (2008年全国卷I A篇)
58. What does the author think of her father after her visit to Tucson?
A. More critical.
B. More talkative.
C. Gentle and friendly.
D. Strict and hard-working.
【解析】本题问作者对父亲的看法。A．更挑剔了；B．更健谈了；C．温和而友好；D．严厉而且勤奋。此题需要从文章的细节描写着手找到答案。根据"Gone was my father’s critical(挑剔的)air and strict rules"和"…who seemed so friendly and interesting to be around"这两句可推知作者感觉父亲不像从前那么严厉、难以相处了，父亲现在看起来友好而且有趣。答案选C。
People believe that climbing can do good to health. Where can you learn the skill of climbing then? If you think that you have to go to the mountains to learn how to climb, you’re wrong. Many Americans are learning to climb in city gyms(体育馆)….
How do people climb the wall? To climb, you need special shoes and a harness (保护带) around your chest to hold you. …A beginner’s wall is usually about 15 feet high, and you climb straight up. …The most difficult part is to control your fear….
Climbing attracts people because it’s good exercise for almost everyone. You use your whole body, especially your arms and legs. This sport gives your body a complete workout. When you climb, both your mind and your body can become stronger. (2008年安徽卷C篇)
The number of married women who want to continue working increases rapidly because they enjoy their jobs. However, if they want to have children, they immediately have serious problems. Though most companies allow women to leave their jobs for a short time to have a baby, they expect women with babies to give up their jobs. In short, if they want to bring up children properly, both parents have to work, but it is hard for mothers to work. Indeed, women who want to continue working have to choose between having children or keeping their jobs.
In a word, Asian governments must take steps to improve the present situation as soon as possible. (2008年安徽卷E篇)
75. The writer seems to believe that Asian governments should .
A. let women stay at home and have a baby
B. allow one of the parents to go out to work
C. care for the growing needs of women for jobs
D. punish the companies that permit women to leave
【解析】题目问作者在亚洲政府对女性就业这一问题上给出了什么建议。A．让女性回归家庭生儿育女；B．允许父母中的一个外出工作；C．对女性在工作方面的需求多加关注；D．惩罚那些允许女性离职的公司。根据第一段最后一句话"Indeed, women who…or keeping their jobs"及最后一段可知女性所面临的实际困难，所以亚洲各国政府应该采取一些措施改变这一现状来避免出现更多的DINK家庭，而最有效的措施是C项。
Well, I had nothing against feeling great and if Alex could jog every day, anyone could. So I took up jogging seriously and gave it a good two months of my life, and not a day more. Based on my experience, jogging is the most overvalued form of exercise around. And judging from the number of the people who left our neighborhood jogging army, I’m not alone in my opinion. (2008年浙江卷D篇)
54. What was the writer’s attitude towards jogging in the beginning?
A. He felt it was worth a try.
B. He was very fond of it.
C. He was strongly against it.
D. He thought it must be painful.
【解析】本段讲述了作者通过亲自参加jogging(慢跑)锻炼，体会到jogging并不像人们想象中的那么好，他认为自己的锻炼方式也可以达到健身的目的。题目问作者起初对慢跑的看法如何。A．他认为值得一试；B．他非常喜欢这项运动；C．他极力反对这项运动；D．他认为这项运动非常痛苦。从"I had nothing against feeling great and if Alex could jog every day, anyone could."和"So I took up jogging seriously and gave it a good two months of my life, and not a day more."两句，我们可以看出作者起初对慢跑并无排斥心理，而且认为值得一试，A项较符合作者的态度。
It was in a tree, too, that our days of fooling around in the woods came to an end. By then some of us had reached seventh grade and had begun the rough ride of adolescence(青春期). In March, the month when we usually took to the woods again after winter, two friends and I set out to go exploring. We climbed a tree, and all of a sudden it occurred to all three of us at the same time that we really were rather big to be up in a tree. Soon there would be the spring dances on Friday evenings in the high school cafeteria. (2008年天津卷E篇)
55. How does the author feel about his childhood?
A. Happy but short.
B. Lonely but memorable.
C. Boring and meaningless.
D. Long and unforgettable.
【解析】题目问作者如何评价自己的童年。A．快乐却短暂；B．孤单却值得回忆；C．乏味、无趣；D．漫长而又难忘。根据"It was in a tree, too, that our days of fooling around in the woods came to an end."和 下句"In March…,"以及下句"…and all of a sudden it occurred to a11 three of us…high school cafeteria"可以看出作者是在慨叹童年时光快乐却短暂。答案选A。