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2017年12月英语四级阅读理解模拟练习(2)

2017-12-15 13:32

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  Passage One

  Questions 26 to 30 are based on the following passage:

  According to the dictionary definition of “create”, ordinary people are creative every day. To create means “to bring into being, to cause to exist”—something each of us does daily.

  We are creative whenever we look at or think about something in a new way. First this involves an awareness of our surroundings. It means using all of our sese to become aware of our world. This may be as simple as being aware of color and texture, as well as taste, when we plan a meal. Above all, it is the ability to notice things that others might miss.

  A second part of creativity is an ability to see relationships among things. I f we believe the expression, “There is nothing new under the sun,” the creativ ity is remaking or recombining the old in new ways. For example, we might do this by finding a more effective way to study or a better way to arrange our furniture, or we might make a new combination of camera lenses and filters to cr eate an unusual photograph.

  A third part of creativity is the courage and drive to make use of our new ide as, to apply them to achieve some new results. To think up a new concept is one thing; to put the idea to work is another.

  These three parts of creativity are involved in all the great works of genius, but they are also involved in many of our day to day activities.

  26.Which of the following activities is NOT a creative one according to t he passage?

  A.To prepare a meal.

  B.To arrange the furniture in a peculiar way.

  C.To buy some books from a bookstore.

  D.To “write” a letter with the computer.

  27.The author holds that ____.

  A.creativity is of highly demand

  B.creativity is connected with a deep insight to some extent

  C.creativity is to create something new and concrete

  D.to practise and practise is the only way to cultivate one’s creativity

  28.“There is nothing new under the sun.” (Par.3) really implies that ____.

  A.we can seldom create new things B.a new thing is only a tale

  C.a new thing can only be created at the basis of original things D.we can scarcely see really new things in the world

  29.What does the author think about the relationship between a new though t and its being put into practice?

  A.It’s more difficult to create a new thought than to apply it in practice.

  B.To find a new thought will definitely lead to the production of a new thing.

  C.One may come up with a new thought, but can not put it into practice.

  D.A man with an excellent ability of practice can easily become an inventor.

  30.The best title for this passage is ____.

  A.How to Cultivate One’s Creativity B.What is Creativity

  C.The Importance of Creativity D.Creativity—a Not Farway Thing

  Passage Two

  Questions 21 to 25 are based on the following passage:

  It is simple enough to say that since books have classes fiction, biography, poetry—we should separate them and take from each what it is right that each should give us. Yet few people ask from books what books can give us. Most commonly we come to books with blurred and divided minds, asking of fiction that it shall be true, of poetry that it shall be false, of biography that it shall be flattering, of history that it shall enforce our own prejudices. If we could banish all such preconception when we read, that would be an admirable beginning. Do not dictate to your author; try to become him. Be his fellow worker and accomplice(同谋). If you hang back, and reserve and criticize at first, you are preventing yourself from getting the fullest possible value from what you read. But if you open your mind as widely as possible, then signs and hints of almost imperceptible finess(委婉之处), from the twist and turn of the first sentences, will bring you into the presence of a human being unlike any other. Steep yourself in this, acquaint yourself with this, and soon you will find that your author is giving you, or attempting to give you, something far more definite. The thirty two chapters of anovel—if we consider how to read a novel first—are an attempt to make something as formed and controlled as a building but words are more impalpable than bricks, reading is a longer and more complicated process than seeing. Perhaps the quickest way to understand the elements of what a novelist is doing is not to read, but to write; to make your own experiment with the dangers and difficulties of words. Recall, then, some event that has left a distinct impression on you—how at the corner of the street, perhaps, you passed two people talking. A tree shook; an electric light danced; the tone of the talk was comic, but also tragic; a whole vision, an entire conception, seemed contained in that moment.

  21.What does the author mean by saying “Yet few people ask from books what books can give us.”?

  A.The author means that lots of people read few books.

  B.The author thinks that readers have only absorbed part of knowledge in books.

  C.The author holds that few people have a proper idea about what content some kind of books should include.

  D.The author considers that readers can scarcely understand most of the books.

  22.According to the passage, which of the following statement is right?

  A.A reader should find some mistakes when he is reading.

  B.The more difficult a book is, the more you can get from it.

  C.To read something is easier than to watch something.

  D.One should be in the same track with the writer when he is reading.

  23.What is the possible meaning of “impalpable” (Paragraph 2) in the passage?

  A.Clear. B.Elusive. C.Delicate. D.Precise.

  24.What’s the main idea of this passage?

  A.The importance of reading. B.The proper way to read.

  C.How to get most from one book. D.The characters of a good book.

  25.When a writer is writing he often get the whole conception ____.

  A.after a long time’s thinking

  B.through an instant inspiration

  C.according to his own experience

  D.by way of watching the objects attentively

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