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Boxing was long viewed sickly.Generally forbidden by law in earlier days,the fighting was usually done with bare fists,and matches often lasted forty or fifty rounds.
In 1882 John L.Sullivan,a fighter of great power,won the world heavyweight championship from Paddy Ryan in a barefisted battle marked by hitting,scratching,and bitting without any rule.Five years later,while fighting Patsy Cardiff at Minncapolis,Sullivan broke his right arm in the third round,but he continued fighting to the sixth round and won.In 1889,Sullivan defeated Jake Kilrain with his bare fists in another championship fight,winning twenty thousand dollars and a diamond prize medal.His admirers talked then of running him for the next governor,but he travelled to Australia for a boxing tour instead,coming back only to lose his title in a twentyone round match with a young California named James J.Corbett.
"Gentleman Jims" victory in this match marked a turning point,for it showed scientific boxing was over strength.But Corbett's title ended in 1897,when another boxer,Bob Fitzsimmons,in less than three seconds,achieved his goal and then Fitzsimmons knocked out an Irishman,won the heavyweight championship of the world and invented terrible "solar plexus punch".
1. view vt.看，观看，眺望
2. sickly adv.病态地
3. championship n.冠军称号
4. scratch vt.抓破
5. run vt.参加竞选
6. achieve one's goal达到目的
( )1Boxing matches in the early days were_____ .
A. short and bloody
B. usually spare time competitions
C. governed by strict rules
( )2Sullivan held the world's heavyweight title for_____.
A. about eight years
B. only a year
C. twentyone years
D. five years
( )3Sullivan's fight with Kilrain was_____.
A. the first boxing championship match
B. a barefisted championship fight
C. the last boxing match to be fought bare fisted
D. a sixround match
( )4Sullivan was so popular that his admirers_____.
A. encouraged him to be a governor
B. raised twenty thousand dollars for him
C. advised him to take boxing tour of Australia
D. refused to believe he could be defeated
( )5"Gentleman Jims" victory over Sullivan was a turning point because it_____.
A. told us that the scientific boxing was advanced
B. marked the first appearance of the "solar plexus punch"
C. was decided on the basis of strength
D. removed the longtime heavyweight champion
( )6Which is true according to the passage?
A. The "solar plexus punch" is an effective blow in boxing.
B. Bob Fitzs; mmons achieved his goal because he was an Irishman.
C. Fitzsimmons taught himself boxing for a long time.
D. Boxing was not very popular with Australians before 1890.
One day a few years ago a very funny thing happened to a neighbour of mine.He is a teacher at one of London's big medical schools.He had finished his teaching for the summer term and was at the airport on his way to Russia to give a lecture.
He had put a few clothes and his lecture notes in his shoulder bag,but he had put Rupert,the skeleton to be used in his lecture,in a large brown suitcase.At the airport desk,he suddenly thought that he had forgotten to buy a newspaper.He left his suitcase near the desk and went over to the shop.
When he got back,he discovered that someone had taken his suitcase by mistake.He often wonders what they said when they got home and found Rupert.
1. skeleton n.人体骨架
2. suitcase n.箱子
( )1Who wrote the story?
A. Rupert's teacher.
B. The neighbour's teacher.
C. A medical school teacher.
D. The teacher's neighbour.
( )2Why did the teacher put a skeleton in his suitcase?
A. He needed it for the summer term in London.
B. He needed it for the lecture he was going to give.
C. He wanted to take it to Russia for medical research.
D. He wanted to take it home as he had finished his teaching.
( )3What happened at the airport?
A. The skeleton went missing.
B. The skeleton was stolen.
C. The teacher forgot his suitcase.
D. The teacher took the wrong suitcase.
( )4Which of the following best tells the teacher's feeling about the incident?
A. He is very angry.
B. He thinks it rather funny.
C. He feels good without Rupert.
D. He feels helpless without Rupert.
( )5Which of the following might have happened afterwards?
A. The teacher got back the suitcase but not Rupert.
B. The teacher got back neither the suitcase nor Rupert.
C. The teacher got back Rupert but not the suitcase.
D. The teacher got back both the suitcase and Rupert.
As Christmas is coming,there are presents to be bought,cards to be sent,and rooms to be cleaned.Parents are __1___ with difficult jobs of hiding presents from curious young children.If the gifts are large,this is sometimes a real __2___.On Christmas Eve,young children find the excitement almost unbearable.They are torn between the wish to go to bed early so that Father Christmas will bring their presents quickly and the wish to __3___ up late so that they will not ___4__ the fun.The wish for gifts usually proves stronger.But though children go to bed early,they often lie __5___ for a long time,hoping to get a short __6___ at Father Christmas.
Last Christmas,my wife and I __7___ hid a few large presents in the storeroom.I ___8__ the moment when my son,Jimmy,would __9___ meswheresthat new bike had come from,but __10___ he did not see it.
On Christmas Eve, __11___ took the children hours to go to sleep.It must have been nearly __12___ when my wife and I went quietly into their room and began _13____ stockings.Then I pushed in the __14___ I bought for Jimmy and left it beside the Christmas tree.We knew we would not get much sleep that night,for the children were ___15__ to get up early.At about five oclock the next morning,we were __16___ by loud sounds coming from the children's room-they were shouting excitedly! __17___ I had time to get out of bed,young Jimmy came riding into the room on his new bike,and his sister,Mary,followed close behind pushing her new baby carriage. __18___ the baby arrived.He moved __19___ the hands and knees into the room dragging a large balloon behind him.Suddenly it burst.That woke us up __20___.The day had really begun with a band !
1. curious adj.稀奇的;奇特的;难以理解的,不寻常的,奇妙的,古怪的
2. unbearable adj.难堪的;不堪忍受的;承受不住的
3. prove vt.证明,证实
4. stockings n. (pl.)长袜
5. burst vi.爆炸;爆裂;胀破;冲破
6. band n.巨响
( )1A. faced B. met C. filled D. pleased
( )2A. question B. matter C. problem D. business
( )3A. get B. stay C. stand D. wake
( )4A. lose B. break C. miss D. leave
( )5A. awake B. wake C. asleep D. sleep
( )6A. look B. stare C. glare D. watch
( )7A. hopefully B. busily C. gladly D. successfully
( )8A. liked B. feared C. surprised D. hated
( )9A. answer B. tell C. ask D. search
( )10A. sadly B. unluckily C. possibly D. fortunately
( )11A. it B. they C. I D. we
( )12A. morning B. midnight C. evening D. daybreak
( )13A. filling B. sewing C. mending D. preparing
( )14A. present B. stocking C. bike D. tree
( )15A. going B. sure C. glad D. excited
( )16A. troubled B. frightened C. woken D. shocked
( )17A. Before B. After C. Until D. Since
( )18A. Even B. And C. Soon D. Then
( )19A. with B. on C. over D. by
( )20A. all B. nearly C. happily D. completely
In November 1874 Tchaikovsky,the great Russian musician,wrote to his brother Antoly: "I am completely devoted to the composition of a piano concerto and want Rubinstein to play it at the concert;but it is not coming easily or well." Two months later his brother received another letter,in which Tchaikovsky described how this unfortunate composition did not have the honour of pleasing Rubinstein and Hubert,who expressed their disapproval in a most unfriendly,hurtful way.Tchaikovsky had planned to play the concerto to his friend,the pianist Nikolay Rubinstein,and his companion from student days,Nikolay Hubert,in a classroom at the Moscow Music School.According to his own account,Tchaikovsky played the first movement in the full expectation that the two would have a great deal to say when he had finished,"But Rubinstein said nothing;he was preparing his thunder,and Hubert was waiting to see what would happen,insgroupsto join one side or the other." Tchaikovsky played the concerto through to the end and then Rubinstein broke his silence."At first he spoke quietly,but by degrees his strong uncontrollable feeling of dislike rose,and finally he could not even control himself.It appeared that my concerto was worthless and completely unplayable...that the composition was bad,of little worth...that only two or three pages had any value,and all the rest should be either destroyed or entirely rewritten." Less strongly,Hubert agreed.
1. composition n.作品；作文
2. concerto n.协奏曲
3. disapproval n.不赞同
4. account n.说明
5. movement n.乐章
( )1In his first letter to his brother Antoly, Tchaikovsky found it very difficult to persuade Rubinstein to play his piano concerto.
( )2In his second letter to his brother Antoly, Tchaikovsky told his brother that he could not manage to play his concerto through to the end.
( )3According to Rubinstein,Tchaikovsky's piano concerto was entirely worthless and unplayable.
( )4Hubert had been Tchaikovsky's good friend since their school days.
( )5Hubert did not know how to support either Rubinstein or Tchaikovsky at first.
2. A可以从第二段John L.Sullivan获得两次冠军的时间中推算出答案。
4. A"His admirers talked then of running him for the next governor,"可推出答案。"running for"的意思生词表里已经有介绍。
5. A"for it showed scientific boxing was over strength."一句说明了现在拳击比赛更加科学，而不像过去一样仅靠拳击手们的力量。
6. A从文章最后一句来看，Bob Fitzsimmons发明的"solar plexus punch"是一种打击对手的拳法。
2. B"give a lecture"是关键词，意为"做报告，演讲"。
3. A"taken his suitcase by mistake"是别人拿错他手提箱的意思。
5. B从"He often wonders..."我们可以推测出，这件事已经发生一段时间了，教授还常常感到好奇，所以，找回手提箱和骷髅的可能性不大。
1. A文章说明了给孩子们的圣诞礼物在圣诞节前藏好不被孩子们发现，是父母们面临的一个大困难。短语be faced with的意思是"面临……"。
3. B四个选项都可以与up构成词组，但是，stay up是"熬夜，不睡觉"的意思。
5. Alie awake既符合题意，也符合语法规则。lie后需要跟上形容词，表示状况。
6. Aget a short look at是固定词组，其他三个词无法直接放在这个短语中。
11. A这是it takes sb.some time to do sth.的句型。
15. Bbe sure to do sth.最能表达出孩子们急于见到礼物的心情。
16. Cthey were shouting excitedly表达出孩子们见到礼物时的兴奋劲儿。作者夫妇两人被孩子们吵醒，故woken是最合适的选项。
19. Bmove on one's hands是"爬着走"的意思。
2. F"Tchaikovsky played the concerto through to the end"此句说明柴可夫斯基演奏完了他的钢琴协奏曲。
4. T根据文章内容，"Tckaikovsky had planned to play... at the Moscow Music School."，我们知道Hubert和柴可夫斯基自学生时代以来就是好朋友。
5. T"Hubert was waiting to see what would happen, insgroupsto join one side or the other."此句说明Hubert谁也不想得罪。
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