近年各地阅读涉及的文化及热点问题：美国城市，民族文化，艺术（博物馆)，文学作品作者， 名人，回收利用 recycling, 资源短缺, 清洁能源 考驾照，网络， 垃圾邮件 spam，索马里海盗 ，广告，信息检索，最新科技 （苹果手机）。从这里我们也可以看出高考阅读理解的文章是包罗万象的。 这就要求大家在最后的时间里做题不要“挑食”，不喜欢的类型也要去阅读。
Attractions in Wisconsin
• Wisconsin Historical Museum
• 30 N. Carroll Street on Madison’s Capitol Square
• Discover Wisconsin’s history and culture(文化) on four floors of exhibits. Open for public program. Admission is free.
• Open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00am—4:00 pm.
• (608) 264-6555 www.wisconsinhistory.org/museum
57. Which of the following is on Capitol Square?
A. Wisconsin Historical Museum. B. Swiss Historical Village.
C. Artisan Gallery & Creamery Café. D. Christopher Columbus Museum.
We are fortunate that in such a large, high-pressure office we all get along so well. You are one of the people who keep the social temperature at such a comfortable setting. I don’t know anyone in the office who is better liked than you.
You can perhaps help with this. The collection of contributions towards gifts for employees’ personal-life events is becoming a little troubling. Certainly, the group sending of a gift is reasonable now and then. In the past month, however, there have been collections for two baby shower gifts, one wedding shower gift, two wedding gifts, one funeral remembrance, four birthday gifts, and three graduation gifts.
It’s not only the collected-from who are growing uncomfortable (and poor), but the collected-for feel uneasy receiving gifts from people who don’t know them outside the office. Who wouldn’t even recognize their graduating children, their marrying daughters and sons, or their dead relatives.
This is basically a kind gesture (and one that people think well of you for), but the practice seems to have become too wide-ranging and feels improper in today’s office setting. Thank you for understanding.
This is basically a letter of________.
A. apology B. sympathy C. appreciation D. dissatisfaction
The Best of Friends
The evidence for harmony may not be obvious in some families. But it seems that four out of five young people now get on with their parents, which is the opposite of the popularly held image of unhappy teenagers locked in their room after endless family quarrels.
An important new study into teenage attitudes surprisingly shows that their family life is more harmonious than it has ever been in the past. “We were surprised by just how positive today’s young people seem to be about their families,” said one member of the research team.”They’re expected to be rebellious and selfish but actually they have other things on their minds; they want a car and material goods, and they worry about whether school is serving them well. There’s more negotiation and discussion between parents and children, and children expect to take part in the family decision-making process. They don’t want to rock the boat.”
So it seems that this generation of parents is much more likely than parents of 30 years ago to treat their children as friends. “My parents are happy to discuss things with me and willing to listen to me,” says 17-years-old Daniel Lazall. “I always tell them when I’m going out clubbing. As long as they know what I’m doing, they’re fine with it.”Susan Crome, who is now 21, agrees. “Looking back on the last 10 years, there was a lot of what you could call negotiation. For example, as long as I’d done all my homework, I could go out on a Saturday night. But I think my grandparents were a lot stricter with my parents than that.”
Maybe this positive view of family life should not be unexpected. It is possible that the idea of teenagers rebellion is not rooted in real facts. A researcher comments,” Our surprise that teenagers say they get along well with their parents comes because of a brief period in our social history when teenagers were regarded as different beings. But that idea of rebelling and breaking away from their parents really only happened during that one time in the 1960s when everyone rebelled. The normal situation throughout history has been a smooth change from helping out with the family business to taking it over.”
71. What is the passage mainly about?
A. Negotiation in family B. Education in family
C. Harmony in family D. Teenage trouble in family
这篇文章有题目，同学们在做阅读的时候，如果遇到有题目的文章一定要仔细看题目。重点看红色字的句子。这些关键句子对正确作答这道题目非常重要，句子中出现了get on with、harmonious、not rooted in real facts等关键词。正确答案是C.
I hated dinner parties. But I decided to give them another shot because I’m in London. And my friend Mallery invited me.
60. What does the word “shot” in Paragraph 1probably mean?
A. Choice. B. Try. C. Style. D. Goal.
Alcohol may take a few minutes to be absorbed into the bloodstream and start action on the brain. Absorption rate is increased when drinking on an empty stomach or when consuming drinks mixed with fruit juice. To get rid of alcohol from the body is a very slow process and it is not possible to speed it up with any measures like taking a shower or having a cup of tea or coffee.
57. The underlined word “it” in the second paragraph refers to “______”.
A. alcohol B. absorption C. blood D. process
这一段主要讲到酒精的问题。注意绿色的句子，去除掉体内的酒精是一个非常缓慢的过程，而这个过程是即使用任何方法都不能加速的。通过这句话就可以判断，划线的it 的正确意思是D 。