Part 1 Cloze
I used to believe in the American Dream, which meant a job, a mortgage (按揭), credit cards, success. I wanted it and worked toward it like everyone else, all of us 1 chasing the same thing.
One year, through a series of unhappy events, it all fell 2 . I found myself homeless and alone. I had my truck and $56. I 3 the countryside for some place I could rent for the 4 possible amount. I came upon a shabby house four miles up a winding mountain road 5 the Potomac River in West Virginia. It was 6 , full of broken glass and rubbish. I found the owner, rented it, and 7 a corner to camp in.
The locals knew nothing about me, 8 slowly, they started teaching me the 9 of being a neighbor. They dropped off blankets, candles, and tools, and began 10 around to chat. They started to teach me a belief in a 11 American Dream—not the one of individual achievement but of 12 .
What I had believed in, all those things I thought were 13 for a civilized life, were nonexistent in this place. 14 on the mountain, my most valuable possessions were my 15 with my neighbors.
Four years later, I moved back into 16 . I saw many people were having a really hard time, 17 their jobs and homes. I managed to rent a big enough house to 18 a handful of people. There are four of us now in the house, but over time I’ve had nine people come in and move on to other places. We’d all be in 19 if we hadn’t banded together.
The American Dream I believe in now is a shared one. It’s not so much about what I can get for myself; it’s about 20 we can all get by together.
1. A. separately B. equally C. violently D. naturally
2. A. off B. apart C. over D. out
3. A. crossed B. left C. toured D. searched
4. A. fullest B. largest C. fairest D. cheapest
5. A. at B. through C. over D. round
6. A. occupied B. abandoned C. emptied D. robbed
7. A. turned B. approached C. cleared D. cut
8. A. but B. although C. otherwise D. for
9. A. benefit B. lesson C. nature D. art
10. A. sticking B. looking C. swinging D. turning
11. A. wild B. real C. different D. remote
12. A. neighborliness B. happiness C. friendliness D. kindness
13. A. unique B. expensive C. rare D. necessary
14. A. Up B. Down C. Deep D. Along
15. A. cooperation B. relationships C. satisfaction D. appointments
16. A. reality B. society C. town D. life
17. A. creating B. losing C. quitting D. offering
18. A. put in B. turn in C. take in D. get in
19. A. yards B. shelters C. camps D. cottages
20. A. when B. what C. whether D. how
Part 2 Reading comprehension
Last summer, two nineteenth-century cottages were rescued from remote farm fields in Montana, to be moved to an Art Deco building in San Francisco. The houses were made of wood. These cottages once housed early settlers as they worked the dry Montana soil; now they hold Twitter engineers.
The cottages could be an example of the industry’s odd love affair with “low technology,” a concept associated with the natural world, and with old-school craftsmanship (手艺) that exists long before the Internet era. Low technology is not virtual (虚拟的) —so, to take advantage of it, Internet高三试卷讲评教案
I Teaching Objectives:
• How to
II Teaching procedures:
Step 1 Lead-in
Step 2 Cloze
Tip 1 _____________________
Summarize the story using about 30 words.
I used to believe in the American Dream, which meant … I wanted it and worked toward it like everyone else, all of us _____1______ chasing the same thing.
Tip 2 _____________________
• The American Dream I believe in now is a shared one. It’s not about what I can get for myself; it’s about ____20_____ we can all get by together.
• One year, through a series of unhappy events, it all fell ___2___. I found myself homeless and alone.
• I ___3____ the countryside for some place I could rent for the least possible amount.
• They dropped off blankets, candles, and tools, and began _____10_____ around to chat.
Tip 3 ______________________
• It was ____6_______, full of broken glass and rubbish. I found the owner, rented it, and ____7____ a corner to camp in.
Tip 4 ______________________
1. Check the answers and read the story again to see if you have any other questions?
2. What have you learned from this cloze?
Step 3 Practice
Step 4 Reading comprehension
• How to score well on reading comprehension tests?
Tip 1 ____________________
What’s the structure of this article?
• 25. What might be the best title for the passage?
A. Past Glories, Future Dreams B. The Virtual World, the Real Challenge
C. High-tech Companies, Low-tech Offices D. The More Craftsmanship, the Less Creativity
Tip 2 ____________________
• 23. The main idea of Paragraph 5 is that human beings ______.
A. have destroyed many pre-industrial arts
B. have a tradition of valuing arts and crafts
C. can become intelligent by learning history
D. can regain their individual identity by using machines
Step 5 Practice
Step 6 Reflection
Part 1 Cloze
1. These so called “anti-dumping(反倾销)” laws allow a company that ___39___ a foreign one of selling a product below cost to request that the government charge special taxes to protect it from “unfair” ____40____. （盐城市2013届三模）
39. A. suspects B. needs C. wants D. advertises
40. A. agreement B. contract C. game D. competition
2. I ___44___ myself just showing up, knocking at her door. If I were successful, she’d be excited about my unconventional arrival. （2014苏州一模）
A. witness B. pictured C. considered D. recognized
3. In the original Chicp for the Soul, Jack Canfield tells the story of Monty, who was the son of a poor horse trainer. During his senior year he was assigned a writing project to describe what he wanted to be when he grew up. His seven-page essay ___37____ the 200-acre ranch(牧场) he wanted to own. (盐城2014届高三上期中)
A. detailed B. forecast C. evaluated D. constructed
Part 2 Reading comprehension
4. Lee Lane, a visiting fellow at the Hudson Institute, takes the opposing view. He acknowledges that wilderness do provide useful services, such as water conservation. But that is not, he argues, a reason to avoid all human presence, or indeed commercial and industrial exploitation. There are ever more people on the Earth, and they reasonably and rightfully want to have better lives, rather than merely struggle for survival. While the ways of using resources have improved, there is still a growing need for raw materials, and some wildernesses contain them in abundance. If they can be tapped without reducing the services those wildernesses provide, the argument goes, there is no further reason not to do so. Being untouched is not, in itself, a character worth valuing above all others.
What is the main idea of this paragraph?
A. The exploitation is necessary for the poor people.
B. Wildernesses cannot guarantee better use of raw materials.
C. Useful services of wildernesses are not the reason for no exploitation
D. All the characteristics concerning the exploitation should be treated equally.