外语类考试 (317,090)

  • 环境变化导致全人类灭亡不太可能,但若维系现有的文明却非常困难?(extinguish)

  • ----He’s upset.You shouldn’t have offended him? ----I know I shouldn’t have

    A.I didn’t mean to.

    B.I wasn’t able to.

    C.I was confident of that

    D.I was used to it

  • When I was a teenager,I______a lot and people couldn’t understand what I was saying

    A.complained

    B.mumbled

    C.uttered

    D.gossiped

  • For more than a mile, the desert in southern Peru has a curious ruler-straight and tacksharp design made by rocks . The wandering mule paths that cross it only emphasize its precision. Throughout hundreds of square miles of arid plateau, other such markings around, most of them concentrated between the towns of Nazca and Palpa. Known as the Nazca Lines, they form a geometric mélange of quardrangles, triangles, and trapezoids . The markings also form spirals and flowers, narrow lines that extend more than five miles, and a desert zoo of giant creatures - birds , reptiles , whales, a monkey, and a spider- all made by stones whose patterns can only be seen from the air. Because some of the figures resemble the ones that decorate Nazca pottery, archaeologistsattribute the lines to the Nazcas, a coastal people whose culture rose, flourished, and declined between 100 B. C. and A. D. 700. Making the patterns must have been extremely time-consuming. The Nazcas must have cleared millions of rocks to expose the lighter ground beneath them,piled the rocks in rows,and created designs that, in this nearly rainless region, can last thousands of years. But why did they construct them? Nobody really knows. There have been many guesses. Some say that they were prehistoric roads,or farms.Others say they were signals or offerings to celestial beings. It has also been suggested that they constitute a giant astronomical calendar, an almanac for farmers who wished to predict the return of water to valley streams. One study did ascertain that some of the lines point to solstice positions of the sun and moon in ancient times, as well as to the rising and setting points on the horizon of some of the bright stars. But none of the theories have proven to be correct. And so the mystery remains, including the most tantalizing question of all: why did the Nazcas create immense designs that they themselves could never see , designs that people nowadays can only see from the air? One person who worked to find out the answer was Maria Reiche. For over forty years she photographed and charted “las lineas”, striving to complete a map of the hundreds of designs and figures of this area, which is some thirty miles long and threaded by the Pan American highway. This determined German - born mathematician slept on a camp cot behind her car on the rocky, grassless Peruvian “pampa”, and even when she was elderly, got up before daylight to conduct her research. She scorned the suggestion that the markings may have been airfields for outer - space visitors to earth during prehistoric times. “Once you remove the stones, the ground is quite soft,” she said. “I’m afraid the spacemen would have gotten stuck.” Although Maria Reiche was not able to find the answer , she crusaded to preserve the patterns so that others following her might have a chance to do so. Questions 1 to 5 Answer the following questions with the information given in the passage in a maximum of fifteen words for each question. 1. Why do people name the patterns the Nazca Lines?2. Are there any definite reasons for the construction of Nazca Lines? If not, what does the author offer?3. Could those who built the Nazca Lines see the patterns? If not, how can people now see them? 4. Did Maria Reiche believe the Nazca Lines have something to do with outer-space visitors? What was her reason? 5. What’s Reiche’s contribution about the mystery of the Nazca Lines even though she had not solved it herself?

  • Selina: Do you think Tim takes after his dad? Tom: Well, he does, in some ways. Selina: How? Tom: Well, I mean, they’re both very stubborn, aren’t they? Selina: That’s for sure

    A.It’s not taken for granted

    B.Nothing serious

    C.It runs in the family

    D.It’s hard to say

  • Our landlord tried to _____ all the cockroaches in our building, but they came back the next year.

    A.remove

    B.deport

    C.expedite

    D.eradicate

  • 教授告诉我们,这次面试者将优先考虑有实际经验的学生。 (priority)

  • ----Good morning, Madam! I’d like some information about the course ----Certainly. ____

    A.I’m afraid I don’t know more than you either.

    B.Is there anything I can do for you?

    C.What exactly would you like to know?

    D.How much information did you know?

  • Personally, I am ____ banning cigarette smoking completely, especially in public areas.

    A.in touch with

    B.apart from

    C.in favor of

    D.regardless of

  • 既然没有退路了,我们不妨试试他的方法。(might as well)