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 原文作者:m.feir
 历年高考阅读理解总会有长难句,而且这些长难句通常是文章中的重要内容,因此一句没读懂,全文的理解就出了问题,这必定影响后面的阅读答题! 考生在高三复习阶段读一些长难句是必要的,也是有益的!

1. Their study found that theobromine,found in cocoa,was nearly a third more effective in stopping coughs than codeine,which was considered the best cough medicine at present.
The Imperial College London researchers who published their results online said the discovery could lead to more effective cough treatment,“while coughing is not necessarily harmful(有害的) it can have a major effect on the quality of life and” this discovery could be a huge step forward in treating this problem,” said Professor Peter Barnes. (2008全国 ll D篇)

2. .Much of the energy that comes from the Sun never reaches the Earth’s surface.It is either reflected

  or absorbed by the gases in the upper atmosphere.Of the energy that reaches the lower atmosphere,30% is reflected by clouds or the Earth’s surface.The remaining 70% warms the surface of the planet.(NMET 2008 江苏卷B篇)

3.The response to her request for help was so huge that Poe established Kids For A Cleaner Environment (Kids F.A.C.E.) in 1989.There are now 300,000 members of Kids FACE worldwide and is the world’s largest youth environmental organization.  (NMET 2008 山东卷D篇)

4. .The endless choice gives birth to anxiety in people’s lives.Buying something as basic as a coffee

  pot is not exactly simple.Easy access to a wide range of everyday goods leads to a sense of powerlessness in many people,ending in the shopper giving up and walking away,or just buying an unsuitable item(商品) that is not really wanted.(NMET 2008重庆卷E篇)

5. As the only girl in a family of seven children,she often felt like she had “seven fathers,” because her six brothers,as well as her father,tried to control her.Feeling shy and unimportant,she retreated(躲避) into books.Despite her love of reading,she did not do well in elementary school because she was too shy to participate.(NMET 2008天津卷A篇)

6. They may think that eating lunch is the cause of the sleepiness.Or,in summer,they may think

  it is the heat.However,the real reason lies inside their bodies.At that time —about eight hours after you wake up—your body temperature goes down.This is what makes you slow down and feel sleepy.     (NMET 2008 四川卷C篇)

7. These brain differences also explain the fact that more men take up jobs that require good spatial skills,while more women speech skills.It may all go back to our ancestors(祖先),among whom women needed speech skills to take care of their babies and men needed spatial skills to hunt,according to one research.(NMET 2008陕西卷E篇)

8. In those days,IP rights were easily protected since it was very difficult to obtain intellectual property without paying for it.However,a lot of IP,including songs,films,books and artwork,can be downloaded today free of charge using the Internet.(NMET2008江西卷D篇)

9. The busier we are,the more important we seem to ourselves and,we imagine,to others.To be unavailable to our friends and family,and to be unable to find time to relax—this has become the model of a successful life.(NMET 2008湖北卷D篇)

10. The researchers said that among the problems with some earlier studies is that they often failed to take into account those people most at risk for skin cancer—people with fair skin and freckles(雀  斑),for example—are more likely to use sunscreen. As a result,it may appear that sunscreen users get cancer more often.(NMET 2008福建卷E篇)

11. Yocum and Bell,who have just completed an art gallery for the city,feel that the experience from decoration of their building,focusing on the inside rather than the outside,has influenced their work.It has also given these architects a chance to show how they can make more out of less.(NMET 2008湖南卷B篇)

12. Finally, ①although some social science majors may still find it more difficult than their technically trained classmates to land the first job,② recent graduates report that ③they don’t regret their choice of study.(NMET 2004))

13.  ①The woman at the desk gave him a bright smile ②as he entered and, ③after Peter had explained what sort of room ④he was looking for, ⑤he paid two pounds for a list of about half a dozen landladies ⑥who had rooms to let. (NMET 2004)

14. 1.The response to her request for help was so huge that Poe established Kids For A Cleaner Environment (Kids F.A.C.E.) in 1989.There are now 300,000 members of Kids FACE worldwide and is the world’s largest youth environmental organization.  2008 山东卷D篇)

15. 2.One of the reasons that made it cool for him not to care was the power of his peer(同龄人) group.(NMET 2008 辽宁卷C篇)

16. The endless choice gives birth to anxiety in people’s lives. Buying something as basic as a coffee pot is not exactly simple. Easy access to a wide range of everyday goods leads to a sense of powerlessness in many people,ending in the shopper giving up and walking away,or just buying an unsuitable item(商品) that is not really wanted.(NMET 2008重庆卷E篇)

17. They may think that eating lunch is the cause of the sleepiness.Or,in summer,they may think it is the heat.However,the real reason lies inside their bodies.At that time —about eight hours after you wake up—your body temperature goes down.This is what makes you slow down and feel sleepy.

18. .These brain differences also explain the fact that more men take up jobs that require good spatial skills,while more women speech skills.It may all go back to our ancestors(祖先),among whom women needed speech skills to take care of their babies and men needed spatial skills to hunt,according to one research.(NMET 2008陕西卷E篇)

19. The busier we are,the more important we seem to ourselves and,we imagine,to others.To be unavailable to our friends and family,and to be unable to find time to relax—this has become the model of a successful life.(NMET 2008湖北卷D篇)

20. The researchers said that among the problems with some earlier studies is that they often failed to take into account those people most at risk for skin cancer—people with fair skin and freckles(雀斑),for example—are more likely to use sunscreen. As a result,it may appear that sunscreen users get cancer more often.(NMET 2008福建卷E篇)

21. Decision-thinking is not unlike poker-it often matters not only what you think, but also what others think you think and what you think they think you think.

22.Then there are games of 'imperfect information', like poker , in which it is impossible to know in advance that one course of action is better than another.

23.But few business people find it comfortable to admit that they are taking a chance , and many still prefer to believe that they are playing chess , not poker.

24.In his view , what is called the present time is no more than a moment in human history and we are just the First Men.

25. Yet to men of 50,000 years from now , we may seem as primitive(原始的)in our ideas as the Stone-Age hunters do to us ., These words, which I have just made up, have to stand for things and ideas that we simply can't think of.

26. Unless we remember how short our own lives are compared with the whole human history, we are likely to think our own interests are much more important than they really are and if we make the earth a poor place to live merely because we are careless or greedy or quarrelsome, our grand-children will not bother to think of excuses for us.

27. Excused from recycling because you live in a high rise with a rubbish chute(垃圾道)? You won't be for long as Miami's Mark Shantzis has made it simple for those living in tall buildings to use the chute and recycle too.

28 The system , which fits in the same space as the chute and container now in use , enables glass , plastic , paper , metal , and other rubbish to go into separate boxes .

29. These plants get their water from rain, and the only soil they ever come in contact with is the dust that may blow on their leaves.

30. After a good night’s sleep a problem that couldn’t be solved the night before can often appear more manageable, although the evidence until now has been anecdotal (个人体验的).But researchers at the University of Luebek in Germany have designed an experiment that shows a good night’s sleep can improve insight (顿悟) and problem-solving.

31. If you have some newly-got memories in your brain, sleep acts on these memories and restructures them , so that after sleep the insight into problem which you could not solve before increases,” said Dr Jan Born , a neuroscientist (神经科学家), at the university.

32. Dr Jan Born and his team noticed that the group that had slept after the training were twice as likely to figure out the third rule as the other group.

33. The important thing is that you have to have a memory representation in your brain of the problem you want to solve and then you sleep, so it can act on the problem.But Born admitted that he and his team don’t know how restructuring of memories occurs or what governs it

34. Pierre Maquet and Perrine Ruby of the University of Liege in Belgium said the experimental evidence supports the anecdotal suggestions that sleep can help develop creative thinking.Although the role of sleep in human creativity will still be a mystery, the research gives people good reason to fully respect their periods of sleep, they added.

35. A picture of a set of eyes on a computer screen can cause a change in the way people act, and even images of eyes on a charity donation, collection box encourage people to be unselfish, because people put more money in a collection box that has a picture of eyes on it than they do when a flower symbol is on the box.

36. Manfred Milinski from the Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Germany and Bettina Rockenbach of the University of Berlin, the authors of a new study, found that people act better when they are being watched because they feel they will be rewarded for good behaviour.

37. Their report also referred to other research showing that this response of behaving well when watched is somehow coded into humans and people respond this way unconsciously, or without realizing it.

38. It is not just humans that act unselfishly when they are being watched. A fish called the grooming fish cleans other fish. When other fish are around, it is gentler, while when no other fish are around, the grooming fish bites chunks from the fish it is supposed to be cleaning.

39. Psychologists are trying to find ways to help habitually lonely people for two reasons; they are unhappy and unable to socialize and there is a connection between chronic loneliness and serious illness such as heart disease, and, however, temporary and situational loneliness can be a normal, healthy part of life, chronic loneliness can be a very sad, and sometimes dangerous condition.

40. Although these gouges are painful, they stay open, reminding me of the love I have for these people too, and I hope someday they may return and fill the space in my heart, so now do you see what true beauty is? "

41. While the research is still in its early stages, Wilde’s approach to controlling appetite is one that some doctors say could be a key to solving the problem of obesity, a state of being too fat..

42. The most important thing is that different layers of ocean water can act as channels for sounds focusing them in the same way a stethoscope (听诊器) does when it carries faint noises from a patient’s chest to a doctor’s ear

44. Those who support the “nature” side of the conflict believe that our personalities and behavior patterns are largely determined by biological and genetic factors, and that our environment has little, if anything, to do with our abilities, characteristics, and behavior is central to this theory.Taken to an extreme, this theory maintains that our behavior is predetermined to such a degree that we are almost completely governed by our instincts.

45. Words possess power: both positive and negative. Those around us receive encouragement when we speak positively and thus we can offer hope, build self-esteem(自尊)and motivate others to do their best, while negative words destroy all those things. Will we use our words to hurt or to heal?

46. You want to get your message across, to talk to someone in English, as quickly and as well as you can, and even though sometimes you may use a wrong word or tense, it doesn't matter because the person you are speaking to will understand you and make allowances for any mistakes he hears.

47. Instead of actively seeking out opportunities to improve their spoken English they passively wait for speaking opportunities to come to them and wonder why their English always remains poor and if you have this proactive outlook, then you will see English opportunities wherever you go.

48. Traditional computer models of the atmosphere have limited value in predicting short-lived local storms like the Edmonton tornado, because the available weather data are generally not detailed enough to allow computers to study carefully the slight atmospheric changes that come before these storms.

49. In most nations, for example, weather-balloon observations are taken just once every twelve hours at places separated by hundreds of miles, and with such limited data, traditional forecasting models do a much better job predicting general weather conditions over large areas than they do forecasting specific local events.

50. Meteorologists(气象学者)and computer scientists now work together to design computer programs and video equipment able to change weather data into words and graphic displays(图解)that forecasters can understand easily and quickly, and as meteorologists have begun using these new technologies in weather forecasting offices, nowcasting is becoming a reality.

51.Climate change connected with the reduction of wetlands at the source of the country’s two longest rivers, the Yangtze and the Yellow, has reduced the volume of water flowing into them, scientists said.

52.Proponents of the “nurture” theory, or, as they are often called, behaviorists, claimed that our environment is more important than our biologically based instincts in determining how we will act

53.A behaviorist, B.F.Skinner, sees humans as beings whose behavior is almost completely shaped by their surroundings while the behaviorists’ view of the human being is quite mechanistic; they maintain that, like machines, humans’ respond to environmental stimuli as the basis of their behavior.

54. Tracking whales is but one example of an exciting new world just opening to civilian (平民的) scientists after the cold war as the Navy starts to share and partly uncover its global network of underwater listening system built over the decades to track the ships of potential enemies.

55. The speed of sound in water is roughly one mile a second—slower than through land but faster than through air. The most important thing is that different layers of ocean water can act as channels for sounds focusing them in the same way a stethoscope (听诊器) does when it carries faint noises from a patient’s chest to a doctor’s ear.

56.Praise-aholic kids who expect it at every turn may become teens who seek the same kind of approval from friends when asked if they want to go in the backseat of the car.(08福建卷B篇)

57.Drive the car that gets better gas mileage whenever possible if you own more than one vehicle.(08福建卷D篇)

58.I used to think what my parents would say if they knew what I’d been doing,but I don’t think that way any more.I don’t dislike the work though I can’t say I am mad about it.(08湖北卷A篇)

59.Complete with “red carpet” interviews and various awards,the festival has much in common with events for more experienced moviemakers,except for the age of the participants: about 8 to 18.(08山东卷A篇)

60.What he didn’t know was that the first sting had turned his body into a time bomb waiting for the next to set off an explosion.__(08湖北卷C篇)

61.Federal regulators Wednesday approved a plan to create a nationwide emergency alert system using text messages delivered to cell phones.(08山东卷B篇)

62.To be unavailable to our friends and family and to be unable to find time to relax—this has become the model of a successful life.(08湖北卷D篇)

63.Downing the last drop of an expensive famous brand H2O as well as remembering to throw the empty bottle in the recycling bin makes you feel pretty good about yourself.It shouldn’t.__(08湖北卷E篇)

64.The busier we are,the more important we seem to ourselves and,we  imagine,to others.__(08

65.However,the process,like for most addictions,is long,and they suffer a lot.(08山东卷书面表达中的阅读表达部分)

66.It was not until this moment when I considered myself truly different that my writing acquired a voice.(08天津卷)

67.a 38-square-mile island, is the farthest inhabited island in the world, according to the Guinness Book of Records. It is 1,510 miles southwest of its nearest neighbor St. Helena, and 1,950 miles west of Africa. Discovered by the Portuguese admiral(葡萄牙海军上将) of the same name in 1506, and settled in 1810, the island belongs to Great Britain and has a population of a few hundred.Coming in a close second——and often wrongly mentioned as the most distant island——is Easter Island, which lies 1,260 miles east of its nearest neighbour, Pitcairn Island, and 2,300 miles west of South America.The mountainous 64-square-mile island was settled around the 5th century, supposedly by people who were lost at sea. They had no connection with the outside world for more than a thousand years, giving them plenty of time to build more than 1,000 huge stone figures, called moai, for which the island is most famous.On Easter Sunday, 1722, however, settlers from Holland moved in and gave the island its name. Today, 2,000 people live on the Chilean territory(智利领土). They share one street, a small airport and a few hours of television per day.

68.Declaring that he was opposed to using this unusual animal husbandry technique to clone humans,he ordered that federal funds not be used for such an experiment -although no one had proposed to do so-and asked an independent panel of experts chaired by Princeton President Harold Shapiro to report back to the White House in 90 days with recommendations for a national policy on human cloning.

69.下面这篇文章共有194个单词,却只有9个句子,平均每个句子大约有22个单词,是近几年高考英语阅读理解中一篇比较典型的集中含有长难句的文章。文章内容如下:
  Tristan da Cunha, a 38-square-mile island, is the farthest inhabited island in the world, according to the Guinness Book of Records. It is 1,510 miles southwest of its nearest neighbor St. Helena, and 1,950 miles west of Africa. Discovered by the Portuguese admiral(葡萄牙海军上将) of the same name in 1506, and settled in 1810, the island belongs to Great Britain and has a population of a few hundred.
  Coming in a close second——and often wrongly mentioned as the most distant island——is Easter Island, which lies 1,260 miles east of its nearest neighbour, Pitcairn Island, and 2,300 miles west of South America.
  The mountainous 64-square-mile island was settled around the 5th century, supposedly by people who were lost at sea. They had no connection with the outside world for more than a thousand years, giving them plenty of time to build more than 1,000 huge stone figures, called moai, for which the island is most famous.
  On Easter Sunday, 1722, however, settlers from Holland moved in and gave the island its name. Today, 2,000 people live on the Chilean territory(智利领土). They share one street, a small airport and a few hours of television per day.

70.First put forward by the French mathematician Pierre de Format in the seventeenth century, the theorem had baffled and beaten the finest mathematical minds, including a French woman scientist who made a major advance in working out the problem, and who had to dress like a man in order to be able to study at the Ecolab polytechnique. (.C篇)

71. It is difficult to measure the quantity of paper used as a result of use of Internet-connected computers, although just about anyone who works in an office can tell you that when e-mail is introduced, the printers start working overtime. That is, the growing demand for paper in recent years is largely due to the increased use of the Internet. (

72 Perhaps the best sign of how computer and internet use pushes up demand for paper comes from the high-tech industry itself, which sees printing as one of its most promising new market.

73. The action group has also found acceptable paper made from materials other than wood, such as agricultural waste. (NMET2003.E篇)

74. Mostly borrowed from English and Chinese, these terms are often changed into forms no longer understood by native speakers. (NMET2003.D篇)

75. It is one of many language books that are now flying off booksellers’ shelves.(NMET2003.D篇)

76. The mass media and government white papers play an important part in the spread of foreign words.(NMET2003.D篇)

77.Tales from Animal Hospital will delight all fans of the programme and anyone who was a lively interest in their pet, whether it be a cat 、dog or snake! (NMET2003.C篇)

78. Newton is shown as a gifted scientist with very human weaknesses who stood at the point in history where magic ended and science began. (NMET2003 .C篇)

79. But for all the texts that are written, stored and sent electronically, a lot of them are still ending up on paper.(NMET2003.E篇)

80.With their shining brown eyes, wagging tails, and unconditional love, dogs can provide the nonjudgmental listeners needed for a beginning reader to gain confidence, according to Intermountain Therapy Animals(ITA) in salt Lake City.(NMET2003.B篇)

81. The Salt Lake City public library is sold on the idea. (NMET2003.B篇)

82. Discovered by the Portuguese admiral of the same name in 1506, and settled in 1810, the island belongs to Great Britain and has a population of a few hundred. (NMET2003. A篇)

83. They had no connection with the outside world for more than a thousand years, giving them plenty of time to build more than 1000 huge stone figures, called moat, for which the island is most famous.(NMET2003.A篇)

84. Our parties are aimed for children 2 to 10 and they’re very interactive and creative in that they build a sense of drama based on a subject. (NMET2002. E篇)

85. The most important idea behind the kind of party planning described here is that it brings parents and children closer together.(NMET2002. E篇)

86.He had realized that the words: “one of six to eight” under the first picture in the book connected the hare in some way to Katherine of Aragon, the first of Henry VIII’s six wives. (NMET2002. D

87.Until one day he came across two stone crosses in Ampthill park and learnt that they had been built in her honor in 1773. (NMET2002. D篇)

88. It is Sue Townsend’s musical play, based on her best-selling book. (NMET2002. C篇)

89. Gold is one of a growing number of shoppers buying into the organic trend, and supermarkets across Britain are counting on more like him as they grow their organic food business.

90. Supporters of underground development say that building down rather than building up is a good way to use the earth’s space. (NMET2002. A篇)

91. Those who could were likely to name a woman. (NMET2001. E篇)

92. In general, women’s friendships with each other rest on shared emotions and support, but men’s relationships are marked by shared activities. (NMET2001. E篇)

93.For the most part, interactions between men are emotionally controlled —a good fit with the social requirements of“manly behavior”.(NMET2001. E篇)

94.Whereas a woman’s closest female friend might be the first to tell her to leave a failing marriage, it wasn’t  unusual to hear a man say he didn’t know his friend’s marriage was in serious  trouble until he appeared one night asking if he could sleep on the sofa.(NMET2001. E篇)

95. Before 1066, in the land we now call Great Britain lived peoples belonging to two major language groups. (NMET2001. D篇)

96. If this state of affairs had lasted, English today would be close to German.(NMET2001. D篇)

97. We even have different word for some foods, meat in particular, depending on whether it is still out in the fields or at home ready to be cooked, which Shows the fact that the Saxon peasants were doing the farming. while the upper-class Normans were doing most of the eating.

98. When Americans visit Europe for the first time, they usually find Germany more “Foreign” than France because the German they see on signs and ads seems much more different from English than French does. (NMET2001. D篇)

99. Some companies have made the manufacturing of clean and safe products their main selling point and emphasize it in their advertising. (NMET2001. C篇)

100. After their stay, all visitors receive a survival certificate recording their success, that is, when guests leave the igloo hotel they will receive a paper stating that they have had a taste of adventure. (NMET2001. B 篇)

01. The major market force rests in the growing population of white-collar employees, who can afford the new service, in other words, Shanghai’s car rental industry is growing so fast mainly due to the increasing number of white-collar employees.(NMET2001. A篇)

02 That you won’t be for long means it won’t be long before you’ll have to recycle your rubbish.

03 These words, I have just made up, have to stand for thing and ideas that we simply can’t think of.

04. Picturing(Imagining) the future will serve the interests of the present and future generations.

05. Decision thinking is not unlike poker — it often matters not only what you think, but also what others think you think and what you think they think you think. (NMET2000. C 篇)

06. The easy way out isn’t always easiest. (NMET2000. B篇)

07.The hot sun had caused the dough (面团) to double in size and the fermenting yeast(酵母) made the surface shake and sigh as though it were breathing and it looked like some unknown being from outer space. (NMET2000. B篇)

08. After all, what lively children wouldn’t settle for spending only half the day doing ordinary school work, and acting, singing or dancing their way through the other half of the day? (NMET1999. E篇)

09. Dad, in a hurry to get home before dark so he could go for a run, had forgotten wear his safety belt—a mistake 75% of the US population make every day. (NMET1999. D篇)

10.The summit was to mark the 25th anniversary(周年)of president Nixon’s journey to China, which was the turning point in China-US relations. (NMET1998.B篇)

11. Many of the problems are of college level and these pupils can figure them out. (NMET1997.A

12. Rising through the roof is the Tower of the Sun, inside Which stands a 160­ –foot –tall Tree of Life.

13. The present question is that many people consider impossible what is really possible if effort is made.

14. Ill and suffering as she was after the inhuman punishment, she yet remained so cheerful and confident, eager to devote the little strength left to her to helping the other comrades.

15. Freed from TV, forced to find their own activities, they might take a ride together to watch the sunset.

16 I went around to the front of the house, sat down on the steps, and, the crying over, I ached, And my father must have hurt, too, a little.

17. It covered the whole distance from broken –hearted misery to bursting happiness—too fast.

18.Still, he could not help thinking that if anything should happen, the nearest person he contact by radio, unless there was a ship nearby, would be on an island 885 miles away.

19. After all, eighty was a special birthday, another decade lived or endured, just as you choose to look at it.

20. News reports say peace talks between the two countries have broken down with no agreement reached.(NMET2003.31)

21. The old couple have been married for 40 years and never once have they quarreled with each other.(NMET2003.34)

22. After all, Ed’s idea of exercise has always been nothing more effort-making than lifting a fork to his mouth.(NMET2003)

23.As a result , at the point in our game when I’d have figured on (predicted) the score to be about 9 to 1 in my favor , it was instead 7 to 9 — and Ed was leading.(NMET2003)

24.So when Ed arrived for our game not only with the bottom of his shirt gathered inside his trousers but also with a stomach you could hardly notice , I was so surprised that I was speechless , my cousin must have made an effort to get himself into shape .(NMET2003)

25.In a way , I think we both won : I the game , but cousin Ed my respect.(NMET2003)

26. It is said in Australia there is more land than the government knows what to do with it.

27. The research is so designed that once begun nothing can be done to change it.(NMET2002 .34)

28. The mother didn’t know who to blame for the broken glass as it happened while she was out.

29.When I was in the army I received an intelligence test that all soldiers took, and , against an average of 100 , scored 160.(NMET2002)

30.We didn’t plan our art exhibition like that but it worked out very well (NMET2001.26)

31. The home improvements have taken what little there is of my spare time . (NMET2001.27)

32. Having suffered such heavy pollution already, it may now be too late to clean up the river.

33. Most believe the footprints are nothing more than ordinary animal tracks , which had been made larger as they melted and refroze in the snow. (NMET2001)

34. But if they ever succeed in catching one, they may face a real problem: would they put it in a zoo or give it a room in a hotel? (NMET2001)

35. With production up by 60%, the company has had another excellent year.(NMET2000.18)

36. The WTO cannot live up to its name if it dose not include a country that is home to one fifth of mankind. (NMET2000.21)

37. It is the ability to do the job that matters not where you come from or what you are. (NMET2000.24)

38. How could I ever get him to finish unloading the car without screaming at me and making a scene in front of the other girls, who I would have to spend the rest of the year with?

39.Dad’s face turned decidedly less red before he could bring out a “yes”.(NMET2000)

40. Soon I heard a sound like that of a door burst in , and then a climb of feet.(NMET90)

41. Father took the still smoking pistol from my hand, and fired another shot, which killed the gorilla.(NMET90)

42.It happened that father had sent us upstairs because he thought he would be able to lock the door—which was twenty feet away—before the animal reached it.(NMET90)

43. He certainly looked the part all right, he thought, as he admired himself in the mirror.

44. He put his head in his hands and tried to remember his lines, but nothing came to his mind.

45. In fact the more he watched the play, the more he felt himself part of it. (NMET91)

46. Instead she took a short walk in a park nearby and came home, letting herself in through the back door.(NMET92)

47. She settled down to wait and see what would happen.(NMET92)

48. Picking up the kettle of boiling water, she moved quietly towards the door.(NMET 92)

49. A sharp cry was heard outside as the wire fell to the floor and the hand was pulled back, which was followed by the sound of running feet.(NMET 92)

50. It wasn’t long before the police caught the thief.(NMET 92)

51. Then, I noticed a tall man by the door, carrying something covered with brown paper.(NMET

52Turning to my next customer, I was terrified to see a gun stuck out of his coat.(NMET 93)

53.“Smith!” the manager cried out in a voice like thunder “None of your excuses! Go start work at once! ” (NMET 93)

54. Waiting above the crowded streets, on top of a building 110 stories high, was Philippe Pettit.(NMET 94)

55. Philippe took his first step with great care. The wire held Now he was sure he could do it.

56.And thousands of terrified(badly frightened)watchers stared with their hearts beating fast.

57. Already she does many things a human being can do.(NMET 95)

58. She even enjoys watching television before going to bed.(NMET 95)

59. The measure of a man’s real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.(NMET 96)

60Thirty years after being introduced to McCauley’s words, they still seem to me the best yardstick(准绳), because they give us a way to measure ourselves rather than others. (NMET 96)

61. Few of us are asked to make great decisions about nations going to war or armies going to battle, but all of us are called upon daily to make a great many personal decisions. (NMET 96)

62. Here’s a fellow who just walks into a bank and helps himself to so much money.(NMET 97)

63. Todd thought of the difficulty with which he managed to get the amount of money he needed to start his gas station.(NMET 97)

64. Don’t pick up strangers and all your folks in gas stations better not do service to a white Ford car.(NMET 97)

65. “Fill her up”, the man said sounding like any other driver.(NMET 97)

66. It seemed that there was no suitable work for him.(NMET 98)

67. But when John and his fellow soldier came in sight some of the people watching couldn’t help laughing at the one who couldn’t keep pace with the others as they march along.(NMET 98)

68. They not only make it difficult to sleep at night, but they are doing damage to our houses and shops of historical interest.(NMET 99)

69. Hary also studying biology said they wanted to make as much noise as possible to force the government officials to realize what everybody was having to stand.(NMET1999)

 

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