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The home computer industry has been growing rapidly in the United States for the last ten years.Computers used to be large and expensive which were very difficult to use.But scientists and technicians have been making them smaller and cheaper while at the same time they have been made easier to use.As a result.their popularity has been increasing as more people have been buying computers for their homes and business.Computers have been designed to store information and computer problems that are difficult for human beings to work out.Some have voice that speak with the operators.Stores use computers to keep records of their inventories(存货清单)and to send bills to their customers.Offices use computers to copy letters，record business and keep in touch with other offices.People have been using computers in their homes to keep track of their money they spend.
One important new use for computers is for entertainment.Many new games have been designed to be played on the computers.People of all ages have been playing these games.People also have been buying home computers to play computer games.Watch movies and listen to concert at home.They have become very popular indeed.
第36题 Computer used to________.
A.work rapidly B.be large and expensive
C.be easy to useD.be used for fun
第37题 In resent years，computers are being made________.
A.1arger and more,expensive B.smaller and cheaper
C.more hard to useD.to work more slowly
第38题 Home computers can be use for________.
A.writing letters B.playing games
C.doing businessD.all of the above
第39题 The best title for the passage would be________.
A.New use for computer B.The popularity of home computer
C.The home computer IndustryD.Computers at home
I rushed into an ugly little shop to have the heels(鞋后跟)of my shoes repaired.“Please hurry.”I begged.
The shoemaker looked at me over his glasses.“Now，lady，we won’t be long.I want to do a good job.You see，I have a tradition(传统)to live up to.My father was a shoemaker.He always told me， ‘Son，do the best job on every shoe that comes into the shop，and be proud of you fine work.’”
As he handed me the finished shoes，he said，“These will last a long time.’’
I left the shop with a warm and grateful(感激的)feeling.This was the beginning of our friendship.Since then I went into his shop every few days just to talk with him.
One day，I went in disappinted and angry because of a poor job some painters had done for me.
“They had no pride in their work，”I said.“They didn’t want to work.They just wanted to collect their money for doing nothing.What can be done about it?’’
“There's only one way.Every mail or woman who hash’t a prideful tradition must start building one.No matter what sort of work a mall does，if he gives it his best each day.he's starting a tradition for his children to live up to.And he is making lots of happiness for him.self.’’
I went to Europe for a few months.When I returned，I learned that the old shoemaker suddenly had got sick two weeks ago，right there in his shop.He had died a few days later.1 went home with a heavy heart. I would miss him.He had left me something——an important piece of wisdom(名言)I shall always remember：“If you have a prideful tradition，you must carry it on;if you have not，then start building one now.’’
第40题 The old shoemaker thought to do his best in his work each day was ________.
A.to make lots of happiness for others
B.to make plenty of happiness for himself
C.to start a tradition for himself to live up to
D.to build a tradition for his children to be proud of
第41题 According to the old shoemaker's opinion，if one didn’t do a good job，he________.
A.didn'have a prideful tradition
B.just wanted to do nothing
C.wasn’t proud of his work
D.just wanted to collect others’money
第42题 The lady formed a friendship with the old shoemaker because________.
A.she had the heels of her shoes repaired by him
B.he did a good job to the heels of her shoes
C.she went into his shop every few days to talk with him
D.he taught her all important piece of wisdom
第43题 The old shoemaker died________.
A.only a few days before the lady returned from Europe
B.a few days after the lady returned from Europe
C.a few months after the lady went to Europe
D.two weeks before the lady returned from Europe
If you are writing or studyin9，it makes very much difference where the light comes from.People who use books and pens every day have to be especially careful about the way the light shines on their work.
Every house gets i ts light either from daylight through the windows--which is the very best to use--or from lamps or electricity：but whichever kind of light it is，the way it shines toward our book or work is a matter of great importance to the eyes.
Take a book.sit with your back toward the window，and try to read.Your shadow(影子) falls all over the page and makes it almost as bad for your eyes as if you were in a dark room.
Now turn around and face the window.The page is in the shadow again，while the bright light is in your eyes.
Try sitting with you fight side toward the window.This is very well for reading，but if you were writing.the shadow of your hand would fall across the page and bother(打搅)you a little.
There is just one other way：sit with your left side to the window.Now everything is perfect for reading and for writing，too.
Whatever kind oi light is in the room，the rule about the right to sit is always the same.
第44题 Which of the following is true?
A.How the light shines on our work is of much importance.
B.The way the light shines on your work makes no difference.
C.We needn't care about where the light comes from.
D.People can write or study under a light that comes from any direction.
第45题 You shouldn't sit with your back towards the window because________.
A.the light is too dark
B.the light is bad for your eyes
C.you are in a dark room
D.your book is in your shadow
第46题 When you sit with your face towards the window, ________.
A.your shadow falls on your book
B.your book is in a shadow
C.the light is still dark
D.the light is on your page
第47题 The best way both for reading and for writing is to________.
A.sit facing the light
B.1et the light shine from your back
C.sit with your right side towards the light
D.have the light come from your left
Forty—thousand of the world’ s young children die every day.Many of these deaths can be prevented.In fact，experts say，techniques now exist to save the lives of half of these children.The techniques are medically effective(有效的)，simple to use and low cost.The biggest task has been to inform parents about these life-saving techniques.
Diarrhea(腹泻)is the main cause of death among children in developing countries.Diarrhea results when the body tries to clear itself of harmful bacteria(细菌).The body does this by getting our liquids，sometimes uncontrollably.If too much water，sugar and salt ale lost in this way，the body cannot work normally.The child may die.
The Uni ted Nations International Children’s Fund，UNICF，introduces a technique.It uses a simple mixture of sugar and salt in water.The mixture does not stop diarrhea.But if used often as needed，it keeps fluid(体液)levels normal until the body has fought off the harmful bacteria.
In Egypt，for example，the treatment was used in a children’s health care program in the province of Alexandria.It reduced by one—half the number of deaths caused by diarrhea.The technique has now been used throughout the country.
第48题 According to the passage，a large number of Children can be saved only when________.
A.the life—saving ways are medically effective
B.their parents are rich enough for the life—saving techniques
C.rite life—saving techniques are easy to use
D.their parents learn the life—saving techniques
第49题 Which of the following situations will cause the death of a child?
A.Tile child clears its body of bacteria.
B.The body loses liquids without any control.
C.The child has diarrhea in a developing country.
D.The body controls its fluid levels.
第50题 When the mixture is used，it is important to________..
A.keep sugar and salt in water
B.drink it as often as necessary
C.take it as much as possible
D.use it to kill the bacteria