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高考英语完形填空系列(39)  

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2005年高考英语完形填空真题详解·湖南卷

 

When I was thirteen, my family moved from Boston to Tucson, Arizona. ___36___ the move, my father ___37___ us in the living-room on a freezing January night. My sisters and I sat around the fire, not ___38___ that the universe would suddenly change its course. “In May, we’re ___39___ to Arizona.”

The words, so small, didn’t seem ___40___ enough to hold my new life. But the world changed and I awoke on a tram moving across the country. I watched the ___41___ change from green trees to flat dusty plains to high mountains as I saw strange new plants that ___42___ mysteries(奥秘) yet to come. Finally, we arrived and ___43___ into own new home.

___44___ my older sisters were sad at the loss of friends, I ___45___ explored(探索) our new surroundings.

One afternoon, I was out exploring ___46___ and saw a new kind of cactus(仙人掌). I crouched (蹲) down for a closer look. “You’d better not ___47___ that.”

I turned around to see an old woman.

“Are you new lo this neighborhood?” I explained that I was, ___48___, new to the entire state.

“My name is Ina Thorne. Have you got used to life in the ___49___? It must be quite a ___50___ after living in Boston.”

How could I explain how I ___51___ the desert? I couldn’t seem to find the right words.

“It’s vastness,” she offered. “That vastness ___52___ you stand on the mountains overlooking the desert — you can ___53___ how little you are in comparison with the world. ___54___, you feel that the possibilities are limitless.”

That was it. That was the feeling I’d bad ever since I’d first seen the mountains of my new home. Again, my ___55___ would change with just a few simple words.

“Would you like to come to my home tomorrow? Someone should teach you which plant you should and shouldn’t touch.”

36. A. During            B. Until                    C. Upon                   D. Before

37. A. gathered          B. warned                 C. organized             D. comforted

38. A. hoping            B. admitting              C. realizing               D. believing      

39. A. going              B. moving                 C. driving                 D. flying

40. A. good               B. simple                  C. big                       D. proper   

41. A. picture            B. ground                 C. sense                    D. area

42. A. suggested        B. solved                  C. discovered            D. explained

43. A. settled             B. walked                 C. hurried                 D. stepped

44. A. If                   B. After                    C. once                     D. While

45. A. bitterly           B. easily                   C. proudly                D. eagerly

46. A as well             B. as usual                C. fight away            D. on time

47. A. move              B. dig                       C. pull                      D. touch

48. A. of course         B. in fact                  C. after all                D. at least

49. A. desert             B. city                      C. state                     D. country

50. A. luck                B. doubt                   C. shock                   D. danger

51. A. found             B. examined              C. watched                D. reached

52. A. why                B. when                    C. how                     D. where

53. A. prove              B. guess                    C. sense                    D. expect

54. A. However         B. Otherwise             C. Therefore             D. Meanwhile

55. A. idea                B. life                       C. home                   D. family 

【答案与解析】

文章讲的是作者13岁时与家人一起从美国的大城市波士顿搬到美国西南部的亚利桑那州,以及搬家后生活所发生的变化。

36. D。表示在搬家前父亲把孩子们召集在一起说搬家的事情。

37. A。比较四个选项,再结合本段大意,只有gather 最佳,指父亲把孩子们聚集在一起讲搬家的事情。

38. C。通读全文可知,由于两地的地理环境差异很大,搬家给孩子们的生活带来了很大的变化,而当时只是听父亲说要搬家,孩子们并没意识到今后的生活发生变化。

39. B。文章讲的是搬家的事,所以只有填空move最合适。

40. C。与前面的small形成对比,用big。

41. C。指作者在火车上所观察到的景色(scene)的变化——从绿树到平原,再到高山。

42. A。指作者在沿途看到了许多新的陌生的植物,这表明(suggest)他今后还会接触到更多新的奥秘。

43. A。比较:settle into迁入(新居),习惯于(新居、生活、环境等);walk into 走进;step into 步入,走进;hurry into 匆匆忙忙进入。由于其后的宾语是home,不是house,所以不能直接“走进去”。settle into 表示“习惯于”的例子:It takes a few months to settle into life at college. 要过几个月才能习惯大学的生活。

44. D。while在此表示对比。句意为:姐妹们正在为失去朋友而伤心,而“我”却急切去探索周围的新环境。

45. D。eagerly意为“渴望地”“热切地”。指作者来到新地方后那种渴望了解大自然的急迫心情。(做此题要注意结合下文讲的“我”对探索大自然的热情。)

46. B。as usual 意为“像往常一样”。(这是作者热心探索大自然的表现之一。)

47. D。根据文章最后一句话 Someone should teach you which plant you should and shouldn’t touch 可知,此空应填空 touch。

48. B。in fact意为“事实上”,表示对前面情况的进一步强调。

49. A。注意第51空后有提示。

50. C。此处指作者以前住的大城市与现在的desert形成强烈对比,因此选shock。其余几项用于此处均讲不通。

51. A。此处填空的find不是表示“发现”,而是表示“感觉”,又如:How do you find your new job? 你认为你的新工作怎么样?

52. B。句中的vastness 意为“宽广”或“空旷无际”。句意为:这种宽广就是当你站在山上眺望其下沙漠的情景。

53. C。此句的大意是:当你站在山顶上眺望这一片沙漠的时候,与这个世界相比,你会感觉到你自己是多么的渺小。sense 在此表示“感到”,其余几个动词填在此处均讲不能。

54. D。比较:however 但是,然而;otherwise 要不然;therefore 因此,所以;meanwhile 在此同时。结合上句话的意思,只有meanwhile 最合适。

55. B。结合全文的意思,此处应是指作者的生活发生变化。

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