1. Teachers have to constantly their knowledge in order to maintain their profes?鄄sional .
A. consequence B. independence
C. competence D. intelligence
2. The lack of eco?鄄friendly habits among the public is thought to be a major of global climate change.
A. result B. cause
C. warning D. reflection
3. Anyway, I can’t cheat him—it’s against all my .
A. emotions B. principles
C. regulations D. opinions
4. Always remember to put such dangerous things as knives out of children’s .
A. touch B. sight
C. reach D. distance
5. “Tommy, run! Be quick! The house is on fire!” the mother shouted, with clearly in her voice.
A. anger B. rudeness
C. regret D. panic
6. Giving up my job to go back to full?鄄time education was a big , but now I know it was the best decision I ever made.
A. project B. commitment
C. competition D. ambition
7. What’s the , in your opinion, of helping him if he doesn’t make an effort to help himself？
A. sympathy B. theme
C. object D. point
8. There’s a in our office that when it’s somebody’s birthday, they bring in a cake for us all to share.
A. tradition B. balance
C. concern D. relationship
9. Hiking by oneself can be fun good for health. It may also be good for building.
A. respect B. friendship
C. reputation D. character
10. From their on the top of the TV tower visitors can have a better view of the city.
A. stage B. position
C. condition D. situation
11. —He says that my new car is a of money.
—Don’t you think those words are just sour grapes？
A. lack B. load
C. question D. waste
12. The World Health Organization gave a warning to the public without any when the virus of H1N1 hit Mexico in April 2009.
A. delay B. effort
C. schedule D. consideration
13. In fact, one cause that leads to the problem.
A. cattle is B. cattle are
C. cattles are D. the cattles are
14. Jim is person, everyone is willing to be with him.
A. so kind a； friends B. so a kind； friends
C. so kind a； friend D. so a kind； friend
15. I felt so bad all day yesterday that I decided this morning I couldn’t face day like that.
A. other B. another
C. the other D. others
16. But the Swiss discovered long years ago that constant warfare brought them suffering poverty.
A. anything but B. nothing but
C. none other than D. no more than
17. When one has good health, should feel fortunate.
A. you B. they
C. he D. we
18. — have you been in Guilin？
A. How soon B. How long
C. How far D. How often
19. This restaurant wasn’t that other restaurant we went to.
A. half as good as B. as half good as
C. as good as half D. good as half as
20. The British constitution is a large extent a product of the historical events described above.
A. within B. to
C. by D. at
Do people get happier or more foul?鄄tempered as they age? Stereotypes of irritable neighbors
21 , scientists have been trying to answer this question for decades, the results have been
22 . Now a study of several thousAmericans born between 1885 1980 reveals that well?鄄being 23 increases with age but overall happiness 24 when a person was born.
25 studies that have 26 older adults with the middle?鄄aged young have sometimes found that older adults are not as happy. But these studies could not 27 whether their 28 was because of their age or because of their 29 life experience. The new study, published online January 24 in Psychological Science, 30 out the answer by examining 30 years of data on thousands of Americans, including 31 measures of mood well?鄄being, reports of job relationship success, objective measures of health.
The researchers found, after controlling for variables 32 health, wealth, gender, ethnicity education, that well?鄄being increases over everyone’s lifetime. 33 people who have lived through extreme hardship, such as the Great Depression, 34 much less happy than those who have had more 35 lives. This finding helps to 36 why past studies have found conflicting results—experience 37 , tough times can 38 an entire generation’s happiness for the rest of their lives. The 39 news is, 40 we’ve lived through, we can all look forward to feeling more content as we age.
21. A. aside B. besides C. alike D. likely
22. A. worrying B. revealing C. appealing D. conflicting
23. A. nevertheless B. hence
C. indeed D. accordingly
24. A. resides with B. rests with
C. depends on D. reckons on
25. A. Preceding B. Later C. Following D. Previous
26. A. related B. compared C. matched D. associated
27. A. detect B. discover C. derive D. discern
28. A. unwillingness B. insecurity
C. discontent D. incompetence
29. A. abundant B. common C. different D. limited
30. A. teased B. ruled C. left D. marked
31. A. psychological B. biological
C. medical D. physical
32. A. along with B. such as C. apart from D. instead of
33. A. But B. Thus C. Even D. Then
34. A. start on B. start over C. start off D. start up
35. A. strenuous B. comfortable C. unstable D. meaningful
36. A. exhibit B. explain C. estimate D. establish
37. A. emerges B. recurs C. expands D. matters
38. A. influence B. boost C. delay D. enrich
39. A. surprising B. bad C. latest D. good
40. A. though B. no matter what C. while D. no matter how
Two years ago, Rupert Murdoch’s daughter, Elisabeth, spoke of the “unsettling dearth of integrity across so many of our institutions”. Integrity had collapsed, she argued, because of a collective acceptance that the only “sorting mechanism” in society should be profit the market. But “it’s us, human beings, we the people who create the society we want, not profit”.
Driving her point home, she continued: “It’s increasingly apparent that the absence of purpose, of a moral language within government, media or business could become one of the most dangerous goals for capitalism freedom.” This same absence of moral purpose was wounding companies such as News International, she thought, making it more likely that it would lose its way as it had with widespread illegal telephone hacking.
As the hacking trial concludes—finding guilty one ex?鄄editor of the News of the World, Andy Coulson, for conspiring to hack phones, finding his predecessor, Rebekah Brooks, innocent of the same charge—the wider issue of dearth of integrity still stands. Journalists are known to have hacked the phones of up to 5,500 people. This is hacking on an industrial scale, as was acknowledged by Glenn Mulcaire, the man hired by the News of the World in 2001 to be the point person for phone hacking. Others await trial. This long story still unfolds.
In many respects, the dearth of moral purpose frames not only the fact of such widespread phone hacking but the terms on which the trial took place. One of the astonishing revelations was how little Rebekah Brooks knew of what went on in her newsroom, how little she thought to ask the fact that she never inquired how the stories arrived. The core of her successful defence was that she knew nothing.