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The Great Barn Adventure
One morning when I was 11, I explored the town‟s abandoned round grain barn（谷仓）.I found a chained sliding door that was wide enough for me to pass through.
Inside, there was a heavy smell of dead mice in the dark. After my eyes adjusted, I noticed a shaft (竖井) that rose all the way to the top of the barn. On one side was a one-man elevator with a long rope and roller.
I stepped onto the platform and gave the rope a drag and the elevator began sliding up the shaft, but stopped halfway. After a brief panic attack, I noticed holes in the wall at regular intervals, forming a ladder. For reasons known only to an 11-year-old, I decided it would be better to go up than down. So, with shaking hands, I began climbing the wall.
After what seemed like forever, I reached the top of the shaft. I stood up, dusted myself off and found absolutely nothing of interest. It was just an empty room with a ladder leading up to the roof. I climbed all the way up here for this? Then I noticed a fire extinguisher（灭火器）,which I‟d always wanted to shoot off. So this was the chance of a lifetime. I tried it, and, much to my surprise, the thing worked! It shot out a thick cloud of powder that instantly filled the room. I couldn‟t breathe. I was going to choke to death, and they‟d probably never even find my body.
Luckily, I remembered the ladder to the roof. I climbed up, popped the straw roof and saw a bright blue sky.
I suddenly realized the dust and powder pouring out of the top could draw attention. So when the dust had settled, I climbed down and slipped out of the chained door. I‟m not sure if I was more excited about being alive or about not being caught, but I ran all the way back home.
21. When the author got inside the barn, he _______.
A. noticed a man on the elevator
B. opened the chained sliding door
C. saw many dead mice in the dark2015-2016学年度沈阳市郊联体高三第二次模拟考试
D. found a shaft leading to the top
【解析】根据文章第二段After my eyes adjusted, I noticed a shaft (竖井) that rose all the way to the top of the barn可知作者在谷仓里发现了通向顶部的竖井。故选D。
22. Which of the following is the right order of the author‟s adventure?
a. The elevator stopped halfway.
b. He entered the round grain barn.
c. He climbed to the top of the shaft.
d. He found a fire extinguisher and shot it off.
A. b-a-c-d B. a-c-b-d C. c-a-d-b D. b-c-a-d
23. After getting out of the chained door, the author might feel _______.
A. inspired B. relieved C. surprised D. disappointed
【解析】根据文章第四段I stood up, dusted myself off and found absolutely nothing of interest可知作者出来连锁门后感到很放松。Inspired感到激励的；relieved感到放松的；surprised感到吃惊的；disappointed感到失望的。故选B。
24.From the passage, we can learn that the author was probably a boy full of _______.
A. passions B. dreams C. curiosity D. imagination
Just 25 years ago, the top three career hopes for young people in Britain were teacher, banker and doctor. Now, they want to be sports star, pop star and actor, according to a survey by the Guardian newspaper.
Rachel, a character in the popular TV show Glee, may be said to speak for British teenagers. "Nowadays being nobody is worse than being poor." He said.
Emma Brockes, a reporter with the Guardian, believes it is "the bad influence of celebrity(名人)culture" that is to blame. "When children wanted to be doctor, it wasn't because they were really more interested in the functions of human organs than they are now; you go where the respect is." She wrote.
It could explain why there has been such an increase in levels of anxiety and depression. Dr Carlo Stranger, of Tel Aviv University, studied the sense of self for his new book The Fear of Insignificance: Searching for Meaning in the 21st Century. He told the Daily Mail that young people now are "affected by the close connection to the global entertainment network, which has turned ranking and rating people according to wealth and celebrity into an obsession(痴迷)."
"As humans, we naturally measure ourselves to those around us, but now we live in a global village. We are comparing ourselves with the most „important' people in the world and finding ourselves wanting," he said. Today, even high achievers constantly fear that they are insignificant when they compare themselves to success stories in the media.
The way out? Simply stop measuring your achievement through a fantasy of wealth and celebrity. Dr Strenger said that it is a process called "active self-acceptance through a constant search for self-knowledge through life."
"The fear of insignificance can only be overcome through strong individual and cultural identity over and above measurable achievement," he said.
25. According to Emma Brockes, what causes the increasing level of anxiety?
A．Choices of future careers.
B．Access to the global network.
C．Bad influences of celebrities.
D．Endless comparison with others.
【解析】根据文章第三段的第一句话Emma Brockes, a reporter with the Guardian, believes it is "the bad influence of celebrity(名人)culture" that is to blame可知Emma Brockes名人的不良影响增加了她的忧虑。故选C。
26. Which of the following is true of Dr Carlo Strenger?
A．He is a newspaper reporter
B．He is the spokesman of teenagers.
C．He tells success stories on TV.
D．He is against ranking people with wealth.
【解析】根据文章第四段He told the Daily Mail that young people now are "affected by the close connection to the global entertainment network, which has turned ranking and rating people according to wealth and celebrity into an obsession(痴迷)."可知他反对人们用财富排名。故选D。2015-2016学年度沈阳市郊联体高三第二次模拟考试
27. Dr Carlo Strenger suggests that young people should.
A．seek active self-acceptance
B．stick to their own dreams
C．make great achievements
D．search for the secret of wealth
【解析】根据文章第五段Dr Strenger said that it is a process called "active self-acceptance through a constant search for self-knowledge through life."可知年轻人应该追求积极的自我实现价值。故选A。
28. The text is mainly written to .
A．talk about job choices
B．analyse a social phenomenon
C．encourage celebrity culture
D．introduce three famous people
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