In order to host the Olympics, a city must submit a proposal(提交提案) to the IOC. After
all proposals have been submitted, the IOC votes. If no city with the fewest votes is eliminated, the voting continues, until a majority winner is determined. Typically the Games are awarded several years in advance, allowing the winning city time to prepare for the Games.
In selecting the site of the Olympic Games, the IOC considers a number of factors, and chiefly among them is which organizing committee seems most likely to stage the Games effectively. The IOC also considers which parts of the world have not yet hosted the Games. For instance, Tokyo, the host of the 1964 Summer Games, and Beijing, that of the 2008 Games, were chosen in part to popularize the Olympic movement in Asia. Because of growing importance television worldwide, the IOC in recent years has also taken into account the host city’s time zone. Whenever the Games take place in the USA or Canada, for example, American television networks are willing to pay specially higher amounts for television rights because they can broadcast popular events live in the best viewing hours.
Once the Games have been awarded, it is the duty of the local organizing committee----not the IOC or the NOC of the host city’s country to provide them with money. This is often done with a part of the Olympic television revenues(收入)， and corporate sponsorships(社团赞助)， tickets sales, and other smaller revenue sources. In many cases there is also direct government support. Although many cities have achieved amounts of money by hosting the Games, the Olympics can be financially risky. When the financial gains from the Games were less than expected, the city was left with large debts.
41. _______will be determined to host the Olympic Games by the IOC.
A. A city that submits a proposal B. One that hasn’t hosted the Games
C. A city that has perfect time zone D. A majority winner in voting
42. If the Games take place in Canada, American television networks___.
A. are willing to pay much higher amounts for television rights
B. will be forbidden to broadcast live sporting events
C. can’t broadcast popular events live in the best viewing hours
D. will not pay for the Canadian television networks
43. According to the last paragraph, which following statement is true?
A. The host city must be left with large debts
B. The city may achieve a lot of money
C. There is no financial risk in hosting the Olympic Games
D. It is impossible that the host city couldn’t make money
44. Which of the following can be the best title of this passage?
A. Applying for host for Olympics B. Winner or loser
C. How to host Olympic Games D. The Olympic Games
I used to watch a little girl playing basketball every day from my kitchen window. One day I asked her why she practiced so much. She said, “I want to go to college. The only way I can go is to get a scholarship. I like basketball and I want to be the best player in college. My dad told me, “If the dream is big enough, the facts don’t count.”
She never changed her mind. I watched her through those junior high years and into senior high school. One day before she graduated from high school, I saw her sitting on the grass sadly. I asked her what was wrong. She told me that her coach said she was too short to be a good basketball player, so she should stop dreaming about going to college. She was heartbroken and it made me feel bad too. Then she smiled and told me her father said that the coach was wrong. He did not understand the power of dream. Her father said to her, “If you really want to play for the scholarship of a good college, nothing but you yourself can stop your dream.” He told her again, “If the dream is big enough, the facts don’t count.”
The next year, she and her team went to a big game. She was seen by a coach of a famous college team and was offered a scholarship to the women’s basketball team of their college. She was to get the college education that she had dreamed of and worked for all those years.
“If the dream is big enough, the facts don’t count.” It is true.
45. What is the only way for the girl to go to a good college according to the passage?(No more than 10 words)
46. Give a definition to the underlined word “count”。( No more than 5 words)
47. Why is the girl so sad? ( No more than 20 words)
48. What is the girl’s father’s purpose by saying “If you really want to play for the scholarship of a good college, nothing but you yourself can stop your dream.”?(No more than 10 words)
49. What have you learned from the story? ( No more than 30 words)
1-5 BDAAD 6-10 ABCAB 11-15 CABBB
16---20 DBCBD 21--25 CBBCD 26-30 AAABB 31-35 ADBBD
三、 阅读理解 36--40 ADBBA 41--44 DABA
45. It’s to play basketball for a scholarship.
46. to be very important/ matter.
47. Because the couch said she was too short to play basketball so she should stop dreaming of going to college.
48.(Her father’s purpose is)to encourage her.
49.(Answers may be various)根据原文主旨，合情合理，表达正确