Section IIl Reading Comprehension (40 minutes )
Read the following three texts. Answer the questions on each text by choosing A, B, C or D. Mark your answers on ANSWER SHEET 1.
Fifteen years ago, I entered the Boston Globe, which was a temple to me then. It wasn’t easy getting hired. But once you were there, I found, you were in.
Globe jobs were for life-guaranteed until retirement. For 15 years I had prospered there—moving from an ordinary reporter to foreign correspondent and finally to senior editor. I would have a life- time of security if I stuck with it. Instead, I had made a decision to leave. I entered my boss’s of- rice. Would he rage? I wondered. He had a famous temper. "Matt, we have to have a talk." I be.- gan awkwardly. "I came to the Globe when I was twenty-four. Now I’ m forty. There’ s a lot I want to do in life. I’m resigning. " "To another paper?" he asked. I reached into my coat pocket, but didn’t say anything. I handed him a letter that explained everything. It said that I was leaving to. start a new media company. We were at a rare turning point in history. I wanted to be directly en-gaged in the change. "I’ m glad for you," he said, quite out of my expectation. "I just came from
a board of directors meeting and it was seventy-five percent discouraging news. Some of that we can deal with. But much of it we can’ t," he went on. "I wish you all the luck in the world," he con- cluded. "And if it doesn’ t work out, remember, your star is always high here. "
Then I went out of his office, walking through the newsroom for more good-byes. Everybody was saying congratulations. Everybody--even though I’ d be risking all on an unfamiliar venture: all the financial security I had carefully built up.
Later, I had a final talk with Bill Taylor, chairman and publisher of the Boston Globe. He had turned the Globe into a billion-dollar property. "I’ m resigning, Bill," I said. He listened while I gave him the story. He wasn’t looking angry or dismayed either. After a pause, he said, "Golly, I wish I were in your shoes. ".
46. From the passage we know that the Globe is a famous
[ A ] newspaper
[ B ] magazine
[ C ] temple
[ D ] church
47. If the writer stayed with the Globe
[ A ] he would be able to realize his lifetime dreams
[ B ] he would let his long-cherished dreams fade away
[ C ] he would never have to worry about his future life
[ D ] he would never be allowed to develop his ambitions
48. The writer wanted to resign because
[ A ] he had serious trouble with his boss
[ B ] he got underpaid at his job for the Globe
[ C ] he wanted to be engaged in the new media industry
[ D ] he had found a better paid job in a publishing house
49. When the writer decided to resign, the Globe was faced with
[ A ] a trouble, with its staff members
[ B ] a shortage of qualified reporters
[ C ] an unfavorable business situation
[ D ] an uncontrollable business situation
50. By "I wish I were in your shoes. "( in the last paragraph ), Bill Taylor meant that
[ A ] the writer was to fail
[ B ] the writer was stupid
[ C ] he would do the same if possible
[ D ] he would reject the writer’s request.
26.A【解析】本题考查词语搭配。toss and turn是固定用法，表示“辗转反侧”。
33.B【解析】第一段已经提到，如果人承受很大的压力就睡不好，“忧虑使你无法入睡”。由此可知，越忧虑，睡的越少，the more/less… ，the…是固定搭配，意为“越…，越…”。
34.c【解析】此题考查对细节的理解。这一段第一句话已提到亨利博士的文章讲的是压力与睡眠的关系，前文中出现了stress and sleep，根据此细节可推断出此处应选C。
42.C【解析】此题考查词语搭配。physically and mentally是副词短语的固定搭配，表示“身心地”。
44.A【解析】此题考查动词词组搭配。put out意为“熄灭”;put on意为“穿上”;put away意为“把…收起来”;put off意为“推迟”。