时代英语·高二 2017年4期



NMET, it may be a new word to most. But if we put it “College Entrance Examination”, it will be familiar to most of us, who have had bone-biting experience and sweet memory of having had it and enjoying a relatively successful and full life.

NMET is the most important way of choosing wise heads both in history and at present. Maybe it is because its harder to invent a new way that NMET will still be playing an important part in the education in China. No matter how well you are doing and how good you are at your schooling, the last 3 or 4 days, the 7 sets of paper work and your final scores will give you the “final sentence”.

Those lucky ones would be enjoying the fruitful rewards while the other fellow students would have to take in bitter and tearful results as if they had done nothing during the previous years. It is the same with their parents. Even worse, our society is now in the habit of making favorable judgment over those lucky ones without showing enough care to the failed ones. In this way those who failed are under pressure beyond their ability to bear, which will naturally lead to some tragedies(悲劇)after the public announcement of the NMET results.

I cant predict anything but I really wish all the NMET takers could get a satisfactory result. I call on more care from parents and the society about those who need our care. Though we have no way to have the system changed, we can still do something to change what we can change.

One door closes, another window opens. So long as you are on the track and spare no effort, there should be a bright future not far ahead of you.

1. What does the underlined word “bone-biting” probably mean in Paragraph 1?

A. Adventurous. B. Unforgettable.

C. Happy. D. Unfortunate.

2. What does the author suggest in Paragraph 2?

A. You will pass NMET if you are good at study.

B. There should be some other way to choose students.

C. Your final scores of NMET should predict your future.

D. NMET is an effective way to pick out excellent students.

3. What makes matters worse for the failed ones according to the text?

A. Lack of care.

B. Pressure from parents.

C. Worries about the future.

D. Favorable judgment over the lucky ones.

4. To whom does the author write this passage?

A. Officials. B. Teachers.

C. Parents. D. Students.


Teenagers who drink alcohol(酒精)are at higher risk of becoming victims of violence, a Cardiff University study has found.

A team from the School of Dentistrys Violence Research Group studied drinking habits in children aged 11~16 in England. They found not only a link between drink and violence but also that children who drank were more likely to be hit, even if they werent violent themselves.

The researchers are now calling for measures to prevent alcohol misuse to reduce injury risk. Now policy pays the most attention to reducing aggression, but this research shows that there should be equal effort to reduce victimization.

More than 4,000 children were questioned at 13 schools in the North, the Midlands, London and the South. The study found that 25% of 11-year-olds were drinking monthly and 3.6% daily, with 12.8% admitting to getting drunk 3 to 5 times a year. By the age of 16, 40% were drinking weekly and 6.2% were drinking every day. The research also showed 22.6% of 16-year-olds were getting drunk more than 21 times a year. The study, which has just been published in the Journal of Adolescence, found a strong link between frequency of drinking and frequency of hitting other people.

However, children who reported drinking monthly were also three times more likely to be hit. Adolescents who drank but didnt get into fights were more likely to be hit than those who did fight.

Professor Jonathan Shepherd, who led the research, said a lot of alcohol-related violence work before had paid the most attention to the attackers rather than the victims. He said, “This new study seems to be the first to show a direct link between alcohol misuse and victimization. There now needs to be much more effort put into reducing alcohol misuse in order to reduce injuries.”

5. The underlined word “aggression” in Paragraph 3 probably means “___”.

A. violence B. sad feelings

C. bad manners D. drunkenness

6. We can learn from Paragraph 5 that teenagers who drank and didnt fight were ___ .

A. three times more likely to be hit

B. three times less likely to attack

C. more likely to be victims

D. less likely to be victims

7. What does the research by Shepherd suggest?

A. Attention was paid to the victims.

B. Alcohol attackers often become victims.

C. The frequency of getting drunk decreases with age.

D. More effort should be made to reduce victimization.

8. The passage mainly tells us that teenagers who drink alcohol ___ .

A. often become injured

B. often attack other people

C. are more likely to fight with others

D. are more likely to become victims of violence