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One day，not too long ago，the employees of a large company in St.Louis，Missouri returned from their lunch break and were greeted with a sign on the front door. The sign said，“Yesterday the person who had been hindering(阻礙)your __1__ in this company passed away. We __2__ you to join the funeral in the room that has been __3__ in the gym.”
At first everyone was sad to __4__ that one of their colleagues had died，__5__ after a while they started getting __6__ about who this person might be.
The excitement __7__ as the employees arrived at the gym to pay their last __8__.Everyone wondered，“Who is this person that was hindering my growth? Well，__9__ he’s no longer here！”
One by one the __10__ got closer to the coffin(棺材)and when they looked inside it，they __11__ became speechless. They stood over the coffin，__12__ into silence，as if someone had __13__ the deepest part of their soul.
There was a mirror inside the coffin—everyone who looked inside it could see himself. There was also a __14__ next to the mirror that __15__，“There is only one person who is capable to__16__limits to your growth：it is YOU.”
You are the only person who can revolutionize your __17__.You are the only person who can__18__your happiness，realization and success. You are the only person who can help yourself. Your life does not change when your boss changes，your friends change，your parents change，your partner changes or your company changes. Your life changes when YOU change，when you go__19__your limiting beliefs and when you realize that you are the only one__20__for your life.
1. A．ability B．progress
2. A．beg B．allow
3. A．started B．prepared
4. A．learn B．observe
5. A．for B．or
6. A．angry B．sorry
7. A．grew B．appeared
8. A．sights B．attentions
9．A.at least B．in fact
C．at once D．in general
11. A．quickly B．finally
12. A．worried B．depressed
13. A．broken B．touched
14. A．letter B．sign
15. A．told B．warned
16. A．set B．take
17. A．business B．heart
18. A．realize B．satisfy
19. A．for B．upon
20. A．reasonable B．responsible
1. 解析：選B。根據第三段中的“Who is this person that was hindering my growth？”可知是“進步；成長”。
Disposing (處理) of waste has been a problem since humans started producing it. As more and more people choose to live close together in cities, the waste disposal problem becomes increasingly difficult.
During the eighteenth century, it was usual for several neighboring towns to get together to select a faraway spot as a dump site. Residents or trash haulers (垃圾拖運者) would transport household rubbish, rotted wood, and old possessions to the site. Periodically some of the trash was burned and the rest was buried. The unpleasant sights and smells caused no problem because nobody lived close by. Factories, mills, and other industrial sites also had waste to be disposed of. Those located on rivers often just dumped the unwanted remains into the water. Others built huge burners with chimneys to deal with the problem.
Several facts make these choices unacceptable to modern society. The first problem is space. Dumps, which are now called landfills, are most needed in heavily populated areas. Such areas rarely have empty land suitable for this purpose. Property is either too expensive or too close to residential neighborhoods. Long distance trash hauling has been a common practice, but once farm areas are refusing to accept rubbish from elsewhere, cheap land within trucking distance of major city areas is nonexistent. Awareness (意識) of pollution dangers has resulted in more strict rules of waste disposal. Pollution of rivers, ground water, land and air is a price people cannot longer pay to get rid of waste. The amount of waste, however, continues to grow.
Recycling efforts have become common place, and many towns require their people to take part. Even the most efficient recycling programs, however, can hope to deal with only about 50 percent of a city's reusable waste.
64. The most suitable title for this passage would be .
A. Places for Disposing Waste B. Waste Pollution Dangers
C. Ways of Getting Rid of Waste D. Waste Disposal Problem
65. During the 18th century, people disposed their waste in many ways except for .
A. burying it B. recycling it
C. burning it D. throwing it into rivers
66. What can be inferred from the third paragraph?
A. Farm areas will continue accepting waste from the city in modern society.
B. There is cheap land to bury waste in modern society.
C. It is difficult to find space to bury waste in modern society.
D. Ways to deal with waste in modern society stay the same.
67. The main purpose of writing this article is to .
A. draw people's attention to waste management
B. warn people of the pollution dangers we are facing
C. call on people to take part in recycling programs
D. tell people a better way to get rid of the waste
4、參考答案--------------D B C A
1．(2012·山東省實驗中學診斷)What was considered impolite years ago has become __________ now.
2．(2012·山東省實驗中學一模)I’m afraid I’m not __________ to help with the show，for I am fully occupied with my own project.
3．(2012·濟南模擬)I keep on walking after supper because I can’t think of a __________ way to keep fit.
4．(2012·淄博模擬)The government should develop________ system to predict when wildfires occur and give warnings in time.
5．(2012·臨沂質量檢測)—Jenny is always __________ for appointments.Why is she late today?
—She might have got trapped in a traffic jam in the rush hour.
6．(2012·遼寧期中測試題)The little girl couldn’t work the problem out.She wasn’t________clever.
7．(2012·鹽城第二次調研)—Who do you have in mind for the position?
—I think Peter is the most________person for it.
8．(2012·太原市部分重點中學檢測)It is reported that a new planet has been discovered recently.It’s ________ Earth，and hopefully it can support human life.
A．almost three times the size of
B．three times the size than
C．three times almost as large than
D．almost three times as larger as
9．(2012·山西太原模擬)Look！How much________ Alice looks wearing her new show dress!
10．(2012·濰坊5月份訓練)The new discovery challenged the __________ theory about life’s origins.
5. 解析：選C。考查形容詞詞義辨析。patient意為“有耐心的”；grateful意為“感激的”；punctual意為“準時的”；available 意為“有效的，可利用的”。句意：——Jenny約會總是很準時，今天她怎么遲到了？——她可能碰到上下班高峰期的交通堵塞了。根據語境可知。此處用punctual。即C項正確。
8. 解析：選A。考查倍數表達法。倍數表達法要注意三種結構：A is＋倍數＋the size/height/weight/...of＋B；A is＋倍數＋bigger/larger/...than＋B；A is＋倍數＋as big/large/...as＋B。故A項的表達正確。