其他人做了什么工作为你看他们聪明绝顶? 译自Quora2011年一致学力英语模拟试题一(附答案)



What did someone do that made you think they were really



Simulated Test One


试卷一  Paper One

(90 minutes)


Part  Ⅰ  Dialogue Communication (10 minutes, 10 points, 1 for each)


Section A   Dialogue Completion  


    Directions: In this section, you will read 5 short incomplete
dialogues between two speakers, each followed by 4 choices A, B,C and D.
Choose the best answer that best suits the situation to complete the
dialogue by marking the corresponding letter with a single bar across
the square brackets on your machine-scoring ANSWER SHEET.

1 A:I hear you’re joining that expedition across Alaska. Did you get
much funding for it?


  B:I have to pay my own airfare and contribute toward the cost of

When I was in high school our physics teacher gave us a challenge that
involved making a paper air plane of any shape. The only objective was
to get it to fly as far as possible. I had some paper air plane making
skills so I made the best plane I could and it flew pretty far.

    A. Guess what!               B. Never mind!


    C. You must be joking!         D. Oh, I’ m flattered!


2 A: We thought we’d all go out dinner today. Can you be ready to leave
at five o’clock?

One guy made the greatest, yet simplest paper airplane of all time. He
stood there at the starting line with a regular piece of paper. Some
classmates scratched their head while silently chuckling to
themselves. Moments later he took the flat piece of paper, crumpled it
up, and threw it down the hall way.
He beat the class with ease.

  B: so I’ll just come straight to the restaurant.


    A. I can’t wait to go,     


    B. I have to do a couple of other errands,


    C. I want to bring my little brother together,

Some of the students got mad and said that he cheated.
The physics teacher said, “How so? I said it could be any shape. A
paper ball is indeed a shape.”
He won the contest with flying colors.
“Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one
else can see.”
—Arthur Schopenhauer
I still regard this classmate as a genius.

    D. Thank you for your invitation,


3 A:I can’t wait to see the look on Mary’s face when she opens our gift.




    A. What is it?                    B. Neither can I.


    C. I think so!                     D. So do I.


4 A: How do you get along with your partner?


  B: Generally our relationship is pretty good, _           __ .

    A  but he is really annoying.

    B  but we both know the importance of spending time alone.


    C  but I never enjoy his company.

I once saw a homeless man ask for money in the most intriguing

If I had to estimate, I’d say he was successful about 95% of the time.

Why did he have such a great success rate, while a lot of others can
barely get people to look at them?

He had gotten his hands on a bunch yellow papers, that seemed a lot
like car tickets, especially from far away, but were instead, innocent

They looked something like this.

    D  but we really hit if off with each other.


  1. A:  It seems to me that you will switch to another job.


   B: I’m fed up with working an unskilled job for a minimum wage.


A.What makes you think so?        B. It’s none of your business.


C. You are actually right.             D. I’ve never felt better.


Section B Dialogue Comprehension(对话理解)


Directions: In this section, you will read 5 short conversations between
a man and a woman. At the end of each conversation there is a question
followed by 4 choices given by marking the corresponding letter with a
single bar across the square brackets on your machine-scoring ANSWER

What he did was rather brilliant. He hung around a coffee place where
people frequently stopped. He then placed one of these papers on their
windshield. When they started going back to their cars, they would see
the paper and think that they’d gotten a ticket.

They would start fuming and get really upset, until they actually got
close enough to see that it was just an ad.

  1. W: You look very happy. Any good news?


      M: My paper has got the thumbs up from my adviser.


    Q: What does the man mean?

At this moment, this guy would approach them and ask for a few bucks.
His victims almost never refused, because they were so happy to get
away with the ticket that nearly all of them ended up giving him some
change almost automatically.

What made it even cooler was that then, they would often simply throw
the ticket in the nearest bin, or just on the floor next to the car,
providing him with useful ammunition.

     A. His paper has been published with the help of his adviser.


      B. His paper his won an award with the help of his adviser.


  C. His paper has been revised by his adviser.

  D. His paper has got the approval from his adviser.

7 W: You used to complain a lot about your boss, but today it’s


    M: We had a heart-to-heart talk and I saw him with new eyes.

I used to evaluate 4 year-olds for admission to a private
kindergarten. The testing involved puzzles, games and questions, but
the most impressive thing I saw a child do had nothing to do with the
test itself.

A boy was trying to get some markers off of a wire shelf like this:

    Q: What does the man mean?


     A. He saw his boss in person for the first time.


  B. He is now complaining in a different way.


  C. He has made his boss change his attitude.

One marker fell to the floor and rolled under the bottom shelf, where
the boy couldn’t reach it. I assumed he’d either ignore it or ask for
a grown up to help. Instead, the boy grabbed a few other markers and
clicked them together like this:

  D. He has changed his opinion of his boss.


8 W: I didn’t see you at the concert last night. What’s wrong with you?


  M: That’s not my cup of tea.

He then swept the line of markers under the shelf to get the stray one
back. Pretty smart!

    Q: What does the man mean?


     A. He was not fond of the concert.

  B. He didn’t like the tea offered at the concert.

      C. He left early to have some tea with somebody else.


      D. He doesn’t want to tell the woman why he was not there.

In our office, we have installed a gas stove to cook tea and
occasional light meals for ourselves.

One day, a guy took up the responsibility to prepare tea but couldn’t
find the match box.

  1. M: Oh, my gosh, the new comer must be a nuisance.


      W: Don’t forget that you always take someone at face value.


  Q: What does the woman think about the man?

Immediately a search began for the match box but no one could find it.
We were too lazy to go outside and buy a new matchbox and none of the
folks present that day at office had a lighter or a matchbox to offer.
I was least bothered as I hardly drink tea but for others it meant
having to do with the flask full of shitty tea our office helper gets
for us (Sorry Bablu bhaiyya if you ever read this, but the tea you
bring really is horrible).

While others were thinking of giving up, a guy (Sameer) brought this
(see image)

     A. He always looks down upon others.


  B. He always lowers the value of others.


  C. He always judges people by their appearance.


  D. He is always reluctant to take newcomers.

Now, if you are unfamiliar with this device, this is a flyswatter.
This badminton racket like device has high-voltage generator inside
it, powered by a small rechargeable battery. Pressing the tiny button
on its handle activates the electrically charged metal grid which
electrocutes any mosquitoes/flys touching the grid.

  1. M: Herald made mistakes in the experiment again.


    W: That’s too bad. She always has her head in the clouds.

The way it works is, when a conductive object (mosquito) touches the
grid, an attached capacitor discharges as a spark jumps through that
object. This discharge kills the mosquito or at least stuns it.

  Q: What does the woman think about Herald?


     A. She is always stupid.

So this guy gets this device. Places it on top of the stove burner.
Switches on the stove as well as the flyswatter. Then touches the grid
with a knife. A spark jumps up and tada… the stove is lit.

Pretty smart.

  B. She is always concentrated.


  C. She is always careless.


  D. She is always absent-minded.

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I wanted to teach my daughters how to appreciate my hard work
sustaining us being a single mom… Since I’m often requested to provide
expensive toys and gadgets.


I gave them $50 dollars each and said the first to double that money
in a period of 15 days would keep the initial money, the profits, and
receive the amount of $200 as a prize.

I was honestly expecting they would keep the $50 bucks and purchase
some toys next time we went shopping.

I was so wrong!!!!




Three days after that D. approaches me with $100 bill in her hand, she
stood in front of me without saying anything, just waiting for those
$200 to be pulled out of my wallet.

I was very impressed and surprised, I didn’t noticed any small
businesses going on…. I ain’t see any “€1 lemonade“ on the driveway
going home… But how?



Turns out that D. And G. ( my daughters‘ first name initials) made a
deal ! They would give the one’s $50 bucks to the another so when she
wins the challenge they could split it up and walk away with a fare
$150 half of the total.



What made it even better is they asked their grandpa to provide them a
$100 bill for the two $50 dollars bills they each had. After that,
they agreed D. would be selected for winning the challenge since she
was one year older then G. But guess who was the one who came up with
the idea and the whole plan?


It was G.

At that time D. was 6 years old and G. was 5.

I had to pay them the $200’s since I never specified how the money had
to be doubled.

Well played G. , well played my precious daughter. – Hey, TEAM: Nice

Since then I have never made business deal again with my daughters
without writing down a very detailed set of rules for my own