Coin confusionRachel looked through troubled eyes at her sis..
Rachel looked through troubled eyes at her sister and said, "I wouldn't have thought Eric would be a thief." Her sister Sarah replied, "Whoa, that's a accusation to make against your best friend!"
Rachel remembered two days ago when she had brought out her coin collection for Eric to . At the end of that day, Rachel's mother asked her to do her a favor, so she asked her friend," Is it okay if I leave you for a few minutes?" Eric said, "Go ahead. I’ll clean up here," at the piles of coins on the floor.
When Rachel returned, it never occurred to her to her coins until two days later that she realized some quarters were .
Sarah said, "Why don't you just ask him?"
"Ask him what? Hey, best friend, did you my coin collection?" Rachel thought for a moment, if that would be a good idea. The theft of her collection left her with a feeling of "How could I have misjudged my friend's ?"
The next day Rachel went to Eric's house. Eric was acting funny sort of nervous, like he couldn't be . In fact, Rachel thought Eric acted like someone with a secret. Anger blossomed as Rachel watched Eric pretend to be kind, Eric had obviously stolen from her. Rachel finally could not stand it anymore and stood up. Suddenly, Eric ,"I can't stand it anymore!" Rachel was astonished at hearing her own burst forth from her friend! Instead of sounding , Eric sounded excited. He pulled something from underneath the chair.
"Go to open it! I was going to wait until your birthday, but I can't wait." Slowly, Rachel lifted the top of the . Laid out in front of her were all of the quarters from her coin collection. Each quarter was in its own in a new collection case. Each quarter shone like it was new.
Rachel felt rush over her neck and ears. She said , "Thank you! This means... a great deal to me." She was grateful that Eric had cut her before she said something she would . Eric was exactly the type of person she wanted as a friend!
小题1:A．repeated B．falseC．baselessD．serious小题2:A．cleanB．storeC．chooseD．see小题3:A．workingB．gesturingC．playingD．glaring小题4:A．seekB．selectC．checkD．collect小题5:A．destroyed B．messedC．missingD．decreasing小题6:A．replaceB．stealC．pickD．remove小题7:A．deciding B．knowingC．askingD．minding小题8:A．stupidity B．abandonC．failureD．betrayal小题9:A．favourB．characterC．appearanceD．method小题10:A．stillB．confidentC．generousD．silent小题11:A．whenB．soC．afterD．if小题12:A．expressed B．condemned C．yelledD．argued小题13:A．purposeB．choicesC．desireD．thoughts小题14:A．shockedB．curiousC．guiltyD．cruel小题15:A．jarB．boxC．canD．bag小题16:A．spotB．formC．conditionD．style小题17:A．airB．heatC．windD．sweat小题18:A．absentlyB．unwillingly C．weaklyD．fearfully小题19:A．offB．downC．inD．up小题20:A．suspectB．explodeC．tolerateD．regret
小题20:D文章大意：Rachel把收集的硬币拿给自己最好的朋友Eric看, 后来硬币少了一些。她认为是Eric偷的, 但事实并不是她所想的那样。
小题1:选D。考查对上下文语境的理解。根据“I wouldn’t have thought Eric would be a thief, ”可知她姐姐认为这是对她最好的朋友的一个很严重的指控。serious严重的; repeated重复的; false错误的; baseless没根据的。
小题2:选D。考查对上下文语境的理解。她把收集的硬币拿给Eric看。see看; clean打扫; store贮藏; choose选择。
小题3:选B。考查对上下文语境的理解。根据Go ahead. I’ll clean up here可知Eric应该指着地板上那堆硬币。gesture做手势, 用动作示意; work工作; play玩耍; glare怒目而视。
小题4:选C。考查常识。只有检查才会发现一些硬币不见了。check检查; seek追求; select选拔; collect搜集。
小题5:选C。考查对上下文语境的理解。根据上文I wouldn’t have thought Eric would be a thief可知她以为Eric偷了她的一些硬币, 因此用missing。
小题6:选B。考查词语复现。根据下文Eric had obviously stolen from her可知。steal偷; replace代替; pick摘; remove拿下, 去除。
小题7:选A。考查前后照应。Rachel想了一会儿, 在判断那是不是一个好主意。decide判断; know知道; ask问; mind介意。
小题8:选D。考查常识。根据常识可知最好的朋友偷了她收集的硬币的想法应该给了她一种背叛的感觉。betrayal背叛; stupidity愚蠢; abandon放任; failure失败。
小题9:选B。考查常识。朋友偷自己的东西应该是人格问题。character品质; favour恩惠; appearance外貌; method方法。
小题10:选A。考查前后照应。根据上文Eric was acting funny sort of nervous中的nervous可知Eric好像无法平静下来。still平静的; confident自信的; generous慷慨的; silent沉默的。
小题11:选A。考查语法结构。当看到Eric显然是偷了她的硬币却又在假装好心的时候, Rachel很生气。when当……时候, 引导时间状语从句。
小题12:选C。考查对上下文语境的理解。根据Rachel was astonished at hearing her own burst forth from her friend! 可知Eric突然大喊道: “我再也忍受不了了! ”yell大喊; express表达; condemn宣判; argue争论。
小题13:选D。考查词义辨析。Rachel在听到自己的想法被Eric说出来时很惊讶! thoughts想法; purpose目的; choice选择; desire欲望。
小题14:选C。考查对上下文语境的理解。Rachel一直认为Eric偷了她的硬币, 所以在她看来, Eric应该羞愧。guilty羞愧的, 内疚的; shocked震惊的; curious好奇的; cruel残忍的。
小题16:选A。考查词义辨析。spot本意是“地点”, 在这里指每个硬币都在新的收集盒里放在单独的地方。form形式; condition条件; style风格。
小题17:选B。考查对上下文语境的理解。当Eric说出真相时, Rachel意识到自己误解了他, 感到很惭愧, 因此感觉自己的脖子和耳朵燥热。
小题18:选C。考查对上下文语境的理解。由于羞愧所以说话应该虚弱。weakly虚弱地; absently心不在焉地; unwillingly不情愿地; fearfully可怕地。
小题19:选A。考查固定搭配。根据上文Rachel finally could not stand it anymore and stood up. Suddenly, Eric, “I can’t stand it anymore! ”Rachel was astonished at hearing her own burst forth from her friend! 可知她很感激在她说出会让自己后悔的话之前Eric打断了她。cut off表示“打断”, 符合语境。
小题20:选D。考查对上下文语境的理解和词义辨析。regret后悔; suspect怀疑; explode爆炸; tolerate容忍。她很感激在她说出会让自己后悔的话之前Eric打断了她。