Ⅰ 语言知识及应用 (共两节，满分45分)
第一节 完形填空 (共15小题；每小题2分，满分30分)
I’d never seen a storm like it. It was July 20, 1992. I had been in the US army for a year and a half, and was 1 that evening as an inspector.
I was standing at the doorway watching the 2 blowing in when a bolt of lightning hit a tree about 50 yards away, making me 3 in fright.
The rain arrived suddenly and 4 , shaking the roof. A big flash of blue light hit me, throwing me about 10 metres. 5 passed through me and I seemed on fire. I felt myself 6 my body and then I was looking down at myself as the guards tried to help me. I felt I had a 7 turn away or face the pain. I decided to return.
I later found out that the lightning had stopped my heart for 5 minutes. Doctors were 8 I had survived.
Through much hard work I eventually recovered 9 . But while my body slowly healed, I remained terrified of storms. The army doctors insisted I 10 my fears and overcome them.
So on one overcast day, I stood outside my house and waited. The rain came, wetting my bare feet. I saw the flash and heard the thunder at the same time. Lightning burned through me once more and threw me back into the house. I’d been struck again!
The first time I was hit, I was told the 11 of surviving were one in twelve million. But what were the chances of surviving twice?
I already lived with so much 12 that physically it wasn’t much worse the second time. But I became more 13 . It took me years to overcome my terror and feel comfortable again leaving the house. My life as a soldier was 14 by one in a wheelchair. Nevertheless I learned to 15 . Although I still feel pain every day, I’m now able to work and live independently. I am no longer afraid of living.
1. A. fighting B. working C. sleeping D. reading
2. A. fire B. roof C. rainstorm D. smoke
3. A. jump B. laugh C. hide D. leave
4. A. slowly B. secretly C. softly D. loudly
5. A. Electricity B. Light C. Rain D. Sound
6. A. hitting B. leaving C. controlling D. drugging
7. A. right B. problem C. choice D. dream
8. A. confident B. disappointed C. worried D. amazed
9. A. socially B. mentally C. physically D. visually
10. A. hide B. face C. sense D. ignore
11. A. reasons B. chances C. advantages D. consequences
12. A. success B. joy C. failure D. pain
13. A. fearful B. powerful C. thankful D. regretful
14. A. protected B. saved C. replaced D. shared
15. A. adapt B. forgive C. escape D. complain
第二节 语法填空 (共10小题，每小题1.5分，满分15分)
The giant panda loves bamboo. An adult panda requires 12.5 kilograms of bamboo, which it 16 (hungry) pulls out with its powerful paws, to satisfy its daily needs.
Wild pandas live only in the high bamboo forests of Central China. These mountain forests are cool and wet - just as pandas like it. In the summer, they may climb as high as 4000 meters to help themselves to bamboo 17 (grow) at higher altitudes.
Frequently, pandas 18 (see ) eating in a relaxed sitting position, with their back legs stretched out before them. 19 they may appear inactive, they are in fact skilled tree-climbers and efficient swimmers.
Giant pandas are unsociable. They have a highly developed sense of smell that males use 20 ( avoid ) each other and to find females for mating in the spring. After a five-month pregnancy, a female gives birth 21 a cub. The blind baby pandas weigh only 142 grams and cannot crawl(爬行) 22 they reach three months of age. 23 are born white, and develop their much loved colouring later.
There are only about 1000 giant pandas left in 24 wild, with perhaps another 100 in zoos. Because they are so rare, much of 25 we know about pandas comes from studying these zoo animals.