When I entered Berkeley, I hoped to earn a scholarship. Having been a Straight-A student, I believed I could 1 tough subjects and really learn something. One such course was World Literature given by Professor Jayne. I was extremely interested in the ideas he 2 in class.
When I took the first exam, I was 3 to find a 77, C-plus, on my test paper, 4 English was my best subject. I went to Professor Jayne, who listened to my arguments but remained 5 .
I decided to try harder, although I didn't know what that 6 because school had always been easy for me. I read the books more carefully, but got another 77. Again, I 7 with Professor Jayne. Again, he listened patiently but wouldn't change his 8 .
One more test before the final exam. One more 9 to improve my grade. So I redoubled my efforts and, for the first time. 10 The meaning of the word "thorough". But my 11 did no good and everything 12 as before.
The last hurdle(障碍) was the final. No matter what 13 I got, it wouldn't cancel three C-pluses. I might as well kiss the 14 goodbye.
I stopped working head. I felt I knew the course material as well as I ever would. The night before the final, I even 15 myself to a movie. The next day I decided for once I'd have 16 with a test.
A week later, I was surprised to find I got an A. I hurried into Professor Jayne's office. He 17 to be expecting me. "If I gave you the As you 18 , you wouldn't continue to work as hard."
I stared at him. 19 That his analysis and strategy(策略) were correct. I had worked my head 20 , as I had never done before.
I was speechless when my course grade arrived: A-plus. It was the only A-plus given. The next year I received my scholarship. I've always remembered Professor Jayne's lesson: you alone must set your own standard of excellence.
1. A. take B. discuss C. cover D. get
2. A. sought B. presented C. exchanged D. obtained
3. A. shocked B. worried C. scared D. anxious
3. A. but B. so C. for D. or
5. A. unchanged B. unpleasant C. unfriendly D. unmoved
6. A. reflected B. meant C. improved D. affected
7. A. quarreled B. reasoned C. bargained D. chatted
8. A. attitude B. mind C. plan D. view
9. A. choice B. step C. chance D. measure
10. A. memorized B. considered C. accepted D. learned
11. A. ambition B. confidence C. effort D. method
12. A. stayed B. went C. worked D. changed
13. A. grade B. answer C. lesson D. comment
14. A. scholarship B. course C. degree D. subject
15. A. helped B. favored C. treated D. relaxed
16. A. fun B. luck C. problems D. tricks.
17. A. happened B. proved C. pretended D. seemed
18. A. valued B. imagined C. expected D. welcomed
19. A. remembering B. guessing C. supposing D. realizing
20. A. out B. over C. on D. off
The party began shortly after Mr. Wood, who lived in the flat below, signed to himself as he heard excited voices and the noisy music. Luckily he had 36 some work home from the office, 37 he kept himself busy for a couple of hours, thus managing to pay no attention to the noise 38 . But by eleven o’clock he felt 39 and was ready to go to bed, though from his earlier experience he knew it was 40 trying to get to sleep. He undressed and lay for a while on the bed, trying to read, but he 41 himself reading the same page over and over again. He then turned off the light and 42 his head in the pillow. But 43 he could not shut 44 the noise, finally, after 45 seemed hours, his 46 was gone.
He jumped out of bed, 47 some clothing, marched 48 up the stairs, and walked into his neighbor’s flat. The owner of the flat, who 49 him in his dressing gown, came 50 the room and, 51 Mr. Wood could say anything, cried, “My dear fellow, come and 52. I know our parties 53 you. I meant to send you 54.” Mr. Wood’s anger disappeared then and there. He said, “I’d better go and get 55.” Minutes later, he returned, properly dressed, only to find that the party was nearly over.
36．A. taken B. carried C. brought D. fetched
37．A. with which B. from which C. where D. when
38．A. outside B. overhead C. downstairs D. nearby
39．A. bad B. tired C. sick D. hopeless
40．A. useless B. necessary C. possible D. helpful
41．A. had B. found C. caught D. felt
42．A. buried B. rested C. shook D. turned
43．A. till then B. worse still C. strange enough D. even so
44．A. away B. off C. down D. up
45．A. it B. what C. that D. which
46．A. sleep B. strength C. patience D. anger
47．A. pulled on B. dressed up C. selected D. wore
48．A. sadly B. proudly C. quietly D. firmly
49．A. made fun of B. stared at C. was angry with D. caught sight of
50．A. across B. around C. towards D. by
51．A. as B. before C. though D. until
52．A. meet as B. sit here C. join us D. scold me
53．A. may trouble B. would trouble C. may bother D. must bother
54．A. a notice B. a message C. an invitation D. an apology
55．A. washed B. changed C. dressed D. prepared
Mr. Smith gave his wife ten pounds for her birthday．The day after her birthday Mrs. Smith went shopping．She got on 1 and sat down next to an old lady． 2 she noticed that the old lady’s handbag was 3 ．Inside it, she found a wad（沓）of pound notes 4 the one her husband had given her. She quickly 5 her own bag—the notes were 6 .Mrs. Smith was now sure that the old lady sitting 7 her must have stolen them．She thought 8 not have to call the 9 as she didn’t like getting people 10 ．
So she decided to take back the money 11 the lady’s handbag and say 12 about it．She looked around the bus to make sure 13 was watching, then she carefully put her hand into 14 handbag, took out the notes and 15 her own handbag．
When she got home that evening, she showed 16 the beautiful hat she had bought．“How did you 17 it?” he asked．“ 18 you gave me for my birthday, of course．”“Oh, 19 then?” he asked, as he 20 a wad of pound notes on the table．
1． A．a bus B．a train C．an old ship D．a plane
2． A．In a minute B．After a while C．For a second D．On the moment
3． A．good B．old C．open D．shut
4． A．the same that B．perhaps was C．probably as D．exactly like
5． A．looked at B．watched carefully C．saw to D．looked into
6． A．gone B．missed C．disappear D．found
7． A．close B．next to C．before D．behind
8． A．she would B．he could C．she must D．he might
9． A．driver B．old lady C．police D．husband
10． A．to difficulty B．into trouble C．out of work D．seeing her
11． A．into B．out C．away D．from
12． A．something B．everything C．anything D．nothing
13． A．nothing B．somebody C．nobody D．neither
14． A．the old lady’s B．her husband’s C．the police’s D．her own
15． A．gave it away B．put them into C．brought them out D．took it to
16． A．the driver B．the police C．the old lady D．her husband
17． A．pay for B．spend on C．cost in D．take to
18． A．Use them B．With the money C．With that D．Using it
19． A．how is it B．what’s that C．where is it D．why is this
20． A．put up B．held out C．pointed to D．handed up
It was Mother’s Day. I was so busy with my work that I couldn’t 1 _ back home. When I passed by a 2 shop, an 3 came to my mind, “I’ll send Mum some roses.”
While I was 4 my flowers, a young man went inside. “How many roses can I get 5 only five dollars, Madam?” he asked. The assistant was trying to tell him roses were as 6 as forty dollars a dozen---- Maybe he would be happy with carnations （ 康乃馨）. “ No, I 7 have red roses,” he said, “my mum was 8 ill last year and I didn’t spend much time with her. Now I want to get something special, roses, as rose is her 9 .”
After hearing it, I said I would pay 10 of the money for the young man. 11 by both of us, the assistant said, “well, lovely young men, thirty dollars a dozen, only for you.” Taking the roses, the young man almost jumped into the 12 and ran out of the shop. It was 13 worth twenty-five dollars I paid to see the exciting 14 . Then I paid for my dozen of roses and told the assistant to 15 them to my mother.
As I walked out, I felt 16 . Suddenly I saw the young man crossing the street and going into a park. But soon I 17 it was not a park 18 a cemetery. Crying, the young man carefully 19 the roses, “Mum, why didn’t I tell you how much I loved you? God, please help me find my mum and tell her I love her.”
Seeing this, I turned and quickly walked to the 20 . I would take the flowers home myself.
1 A. go B. come C. return D. turn
2 A. jewellery B. clothing C. rose D. flower
3 A. fact B. word C. idea D. picture
4 A. picking B. picking up C. selling D. showing
5 A. with B. for C. at D. on
6 A. much B. cheap C. expensive D. high
7 A. might B. have to C. should D. can
8 A. a bit B. hardly C. badly D. nearly
9 A. flower B. favorite C. dream D. gift
10 A. all B. some C. the rest D. much
11 A. Surprised B. Pleased C. Excited D. Moved
12 A. roses B. assistant C. air D. street
13 A. very B. well C. not D. only
14 A. moment B. time C. scenery D. incident
15 A. give B. offer C. present D. send
16 A. relaxed B. amazed C. shameful D. nice
17 A. understood B. realized C. learned D. was told
18 A. and B. or C. nor D. but
19 A. laid B. lay C. buried D. grew
20 A. man B. street C. shop D. cemetery
As she walked round the large shop, Edith realized how difficult it was to choose a suitable Christmas __1__for her father.
She __2__that he were as easy to please as her mother, who was __3__satisfied with perfume(香水). __4__, shopping at this time of the year was a most __5__job. People __6__on your feet, pushed you with their shoulders and almost __7__ you over in their hurry in order to __8__ something cheap ahead of you.
Partly to have a rest, Edith paused in front of a counter, where some beautiful ties were on __9__. "They are __10__silk," the shop assistant told her with a smile trying to __11__her to buy one. But Edith knew from past __12__that her choice of ties hardly ever pleased her father.
She moved on slowly and then, quite by chance, __13__where a small crowd of men had gathered round a counter. She found some fine pipes on sale and the __14__were very beautiful. Edith did not hesitate for long, although her father __15__ smoked a pipe once in a while, she believed this was __16__ to please him.
When she got home, with her small but __17__present hidden in her handbag, it was time for supper and her parents were already __18__table. Her mother was in great __19__. "Your father has at last decided to stop smoking," she told her daughter happily. Edith was so __20__that she could not say a single word.
1. A. suit B. card C. thing D. gift
2. A. believed B. wished C. hoped D. supposed
3. A. never B. seldom C. always D. scarcely
4. A. Therefore B. Fortunately C. Besides D. Finally
5. A. unhappy B. careful C. exciting D. tiring
6. A. walked B. stepped C. lifted D. stood
7. A. turned B. hit C. brought D. knocked
8. A. watch B. find C. grasp D. sell
9. A. time B. show C. board D. duty
10. A. real B. cheap C. poor D. exact
11. A. hope B. ask C. force D. persuade
12. A. experience B. things C. books D. school
13. A. stopped B. saw C. asked D. found
14. A. money B. cigarette C. shapes D. shop
15. A. always B. nearly C. only D. never
16. A. hardly B. impossibly C. possibly D. certainly
17. A. cheap B. well-chosen C. expensive D. ready-made
18. A. on B. by C. beside D. at
19. A. excitement B. anger C. sadness D. disappointment
20. A. glad B. happy C. surprised D. excited
1. D。由下文可知, Edith在为父亲选择一件圣诞节礼物。2. B 3. C。由宾语从句中的谓语动词were可知,这是虚拟语气,主句的谓语动词应该是wish。根据he were as easy to please as her mother,可以断定第3空填always。4. C 5. A 6. B 7. D 8. B。给父亲选择一件合适的礼物很难,而且,时值圣诞节购物高峰,买东西不是一件令人愉快的事情,人们踩到你的脚上,用肩膀挤着你,为了能在你的前面买到便宜货,几乎会把你撞倒。9. B。be on show是固定词组,意为"陈列着"。10. A。领带是真丝的。11. D 12. A。售货员试图说服Edith买一条领带,但从过去的经验中她知道她选择的领带很难使父亲满意。13. A。Edith在一些男人聚集的柜台前停下来。14. C。烟斗的形状很好看。15. C 16. D。尽管父亲只是偶尔使用烟斗吸烟,但她认为这个烟斗肯定会使父亲满意。17. B。从上文可知,这份小礼物是精心挑选的。18. D。be at table是固定词组,表"坐在桌子旁"。19. A。由she told her daughter happily可知,因为父亲决定戒烟,母亲很高兴。20. C。Edith对父亲戒烟感到惊讶,因为她给父亲买的礼物又不合适。
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Historically, humans get serious about avoiding disasters only after one has just struck them. 62 that logic, 2006 should have been a breakthrough year for rational behavior. With the memory of 9/11 still 63 in their minds, Americans watched hurricane Katrina, the most expensive disaster in U.S. history, on 64 TV. Anyone who didn't know it before should have learned that bad things can happen. And they are made 65 worse by our willful blindness to risk as much as our 66 to work together before everything goes to hell.
Granted, some amount of delusion（错觉）is probably part of the 67 condition. In A.D. 63, Pompeii was seriously damaged by an earthquake, and the locals immediately went to work 68, in the same spot-until they were buried altogether by a volcano eruption 16 years later. But a 69 of the past year in disaster history suggests that modern Americans are particularly bad at 70 themselves from guaranteed threats. We know more than we 71 did about the dangers we face. But it turns 72 that in times of crisis, our greatest enemy is 73 the storm, the quake or the 74 itself. More often it is ourselves.
B 62. A) To B) By C) On D) For
A 63. A) fresh B) obvious C) apparent D) evident
词义辨析。考生初看本题以为考察的是obvious, apparent, evident的词义辨析，三个词都表示明显的意思，但是根据文章的意思，此处应该是表示记忆犹新的意思，因此只有一个fresh表示的是新鲜。
C 64. A) visual B) vivid C) live D) lively
D 65. A) little B) less C) more D) much
A 66. A) reluctance B) rejection C) denial D) decline
词义辨析。Reluctance不情愿，rejection拒绝 denial否定 decline 拒绝。本题一看也仿佛是辨析BCD三个表示否定的词义。但是通过分析这个复杂句我们看到了前面的一个关键词willful blindness. 这个词组近年来在欧美属于流行词汇，频繁的出现在各大媒体中。他的英文解释是Willful blindness is a term used in law to describe a situation in which an individual seeks to avoid civil or criminal liability for a wrongful act by intentionally putting himself in a position where he will be unaware of facts.中文解释简单来说就是"装傻"。而复杂句可以翻译成，因为人们都在装傻事情变得更糟糕，除非真的死到临头了，否则人们都会尽最大可能不合作。而这里用reluctance，正好和前面的willful成反义词对应。
D 67. A) natural B) social C) world D) human
C 68. A) revising B) refining C) rebuilding D) retrieving
A 69. A) review B) reminder C) concept D) prospect
C 70. A) preparing B) protesting C) protecting D) prevailing
固定搭配。 protect sb. from sth 保护某人免受某事。Prepare准备，protest抗议，prevail流行，成功。
B 71. A) never B) ever C) then D) before
D 72. A) up B) down C) over D) out
固定搭配。Turn out that/ turn out to be sth 证明。Turn up出现，turn down拒绝，turn over营业额/反复考虑
B 73. A) merely B) rarely C) incidentally D) accidentally
A 74. A) surge B) spur C) surf D) splash
词义辨析。本题实际考察的单词是形近且意思相差很远的一些单词。Surge表示汹涌澎湃，做动词有急速上升的意思 spur刺激，穿刺 surf海浪，做动词有冲浪的意思 splash溅。这种考察方法很常见但是对同学做题来说很容易。
这次六级的完型填空的文章选自2006年8月20日TIME上的一篇文章《Why We Don't Prepare》中的第五和第六段。"全真七子"始终改变不了偷懒的坏习惯，因此我们也可以告诉自己，其实准备六级考试的完型填空，今后多看英文杂志就好了。。。
2）本次完型填空总共有198个词，符合六级考试大纲要求。但是在198个单词中，除去12个选项单词，剩余的186个词只有breakthrough, hurricane, willful, delusion, eruption这5个单词不是四级大纲中的单词，而且文章中还给出了delusion的意思。这再次印证了六级单词的考察量与四级区别并不大。
Floods, Tornadoes, Hurricanes, Wildfires, Earthquakes ... Why We Don't Prepare
By AMANDA RIPLEY/ BOULDER
Posted Sunday, Aug. 20, 2006
Every July the country's leading disaster scientists and emergency planners gather in Boulder, Colo., for an invitation-only workshop. Picture 440 people obsessed with the tragic and the safe, people who get excited about earthquake shake maps and righteous about flood insurance. It's a spirited but wonky crowd that is growing more melancholy every year.
After 9/11, the people at the Boulder conference decried the nation's myopic focus on terrorism. They lamented the decline of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). And they warned to the point of cliché that a major hurricane would destroy New Orleans. It was a convention of prophets without any disciples.
This year, perhaps to make the farce explicit, the event organizers, from the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado, Boulder, introduced a parlor game. They placed a ballot box next to the water pitchers and asked everyone to vote: What will be the next mega-disaster? A tsunami, an earthquake, a pandemic flu? And where will it strike? It was an amusing diversion, although not a hard question for this lot.
Because the real challenge in the U.S. today is not predicting catastrophes. That we can do. The challenge that apparently lies beyond our grasp is to prepare for them. Dennis Mileti ran the Natural Hazards Center for 10 years, and is the country's leading expert on how to warn people so that they will pay attention. Today he is semi retired, but he comes back to the workshop each year to preach his gospel. This July, standing before the crowd in a Hawaiian shirt, Mileti was direct: How many citizens must die? How many people do you need to see pounding through their roofs? Like most people there, Mileti was heartbroken by Katrina, and he knows he'll be heartbroken again. We know exactly--exactly--where the major disasters will occur, he told me later. But individuals under-perceive risk.
f, humans get serious about avoiding disasters only after one has just smacked them across the face. Well, then, by that logic, 2006 should have been a breakthrough year for rational behavior. With the memory of 9/11, the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history, still fresh in their minds, Americans watched Katrina, the most expensive disaster in U.S. history, on live TV. Anyone who didn't know it before should have learned that bad things can happen. And they are made much worse by our own lack of ambition--our willful blindness to risk as much as our reluctance to work together before everything goes to hell.
Granted, some amount of delusion is probably part of the human condition. In A.D. 63, Pompeii was seriously damaged by an earthquake, and the locals immediately went to work rebuilding, in the same spot--until they were buried altogether by a volcano 16 years later. But a review of the past year in disaster history suggests that modern Americans are particularly, mysteriously bad at protecting themselves from guaranteed threats. We know more than we ever did about the dangers we face. But it turns out that in times of crisis, our greatest enemy is rarely the storm, the quake or the surge itself. More often, it is ourselves.
Twenty-one years ago, myhusband gave Sam,a eight-week-old dog,to help me ease the loss of our daughter. Later my husband and I moved from New York to New Jersey where our neighbor, whose cat had 1 had kittens,asked us if we would like one. We were afraid that Sam would not be 2 ,but we make up our 3 to take s kitten. We picked a little,gray, playful cat. She 4 around running after imaginary mice and squirrels and jumped from table to chair very 5 ,so we named her Lightning. At 6 ,Sam and Lightning were not close to each other. But slowly,as the day went on, Lightning started 7 Sam. They slept together,ate together and played togehther. When I took 9 one out of the house, the other was always 8 by the door when we returned. That was the 10 it was for years. Then, without any 11 ,Sam suddenly died of a week heart. This time, there was no Sam for Lightning to greet and no way to 12 why she would never see her friend again. In the 13 that followed, Lightning seemed heartbroken.She could not 14 me in word that she was 15 ,but I could see the pain and 16 in her eyes wheneveranyone opened the from door. The weeks 17 by ,and the cat’s sorrow seemed to be lifting .One day as I walked into our living room ,I 18 to have a look at the floor next to our sofa 19 we had a sculptured replica(雕塑复制品)of Sam that we had bought at few years before.Lying next to the statue’s neck, was Lightning, 20 sleeping with her best friend.
( )1、A.recently B.lastly C.firstly D.never
( )2、A.sad B.excited C.disappointed D.glad
( )3、A.minds B.hearts C.hesds D.brains
( )4、A.walked B.climbed C.raced D.hid
( )5、A.slowly B.quickly C.carefully D.bravely
( )6、A.last B.noon C.night D.first
( )7、A.leaving B.following C.hating D.catching
( )8、A.neither B.both C.either D.any
( )9、A.waiting B.sleeping C.crying D.barking
( )10、A.road B.path C.way D.street
( )11、A.word B.diseases C.fear D.warning
( )12、A.talk B.explain C.think D.complain
( )13、A.days B.months C.seasons D.years
( )14、A.express B.tell C.report D.say
( )15、A.enjoying B.doing C.suffering D.missing
( )16、A.disappointment B.anger C.hunger D.delight
( )17、A.came B.went C.gathered D.walked
( )18、A.seemed B.appeared C.happened D.meant
( )19、A.what B.which C.that D.where
( )20、A.contentedly B.sadly C.coldly D.softly
1~10 ADACB DBCAC 11~20 DBABC ABCDA
In the depths of my memory, many things I did with my father still live. These things come to represent, in fact, what I call 1 and love.
I don’t remember my father ever getting into a swimming pool. But he did 22 the water. Any kind of 3 ride seemed to give him pleasure. 4 he loved to fish; sometimes he took me along.
But I never really liked being on the water, the way my father did. I liked being 5 the water, moving through it, 6 it all around me. I was not a strong 7 , or one who learned to swim early, for I had my 8 . But I loved being in the swimming pool close to my father’s office and 9 those summer days with my father, who 10 come by on a break. I needed him to see what I could do. My father would stand there in his suit, the 11 person not in swimsuit.
After swimming, I would go 12 his office and sit on the wooden chair in front of his big desk, where he let me 13 anything I found in his top desk drawer. Sometimes, if I was left alone at his desk 14 he worked in the lab, an assistant or a student might come in and tell me perhaps I shouldn’t be playing with his 15 . But my father always 16 and said easily, “Oh, no, it’s 17 .” Sometimes he handed me coins and told me to get 18 an ice cream…
A poet once said, “We look at life once, in childhood,; the rest is 19 .” And I think it is not only what we “look at once, in childhood” that determines our memories, but 20 , in that childhood, look at us.
1.A. desire B. joy C. anger D. worry
2.A. avoid B. refuse C. praise D. love
3.A. boat B. bus C. train D. bike
4.A. But B. Then C. And D. Still
5.A. on B. off C. by D. in
6.A. having B. leaving C. making D. getting
7.A. swimmer B. rider C. walker D. runner
8.A. hopes B. faiths C. rights D. fears
9.A. spending B. saving C. wasting D. ruining
10.A. should B. would C. had to D. ought to
11.A. next B. only C. other D. last
12.A. away from B. out of C. by D. inside
13.A. put up B. break down C. play with D. work out
14.A. the moment B. the first time C. while D. before
15 .A. fishing net B. office things C. wooden chair D. lab equipment
16 .A. stood up B. set out C. showed up D. turned out
17 .A. fine B. strange C. terrible D. funny
18 .A. the student B. the assistant C. myself D. himself
19 .A. memory B. wealth C. experience D. practice
20 .A. which B. who C. what D. whose
6.A。与all around me搭配。
7.A。从下文early, swim 推出。
8.D。由前面not a strong swimmer可知。
9.A。spend some time 构成固定搭配。花时间做……。
12.D。由后文sit on the wooden chair in front of his big desk可知进入父亲的办公室。