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【高考模拟一】英语试卷及答案

普通高中高等学校招生全国统一考试·单科综合卷(一)

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考试时间120分钟满分120分

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注意事项

1.本试卷分第Ⅰ卷(选择题)和第Ⅱ卷(非选择题)两部分。答卷前,考生务必将自己的姓名、准考证号填写在本试卷和答题卡相应位置上。

2.回答第Ⅰ卷时,选出每小题答案后,用铅笔把答题卡上对应题目的答案标号涂黑。如需改动,用橡皮擦干净后,再选涂其他答案标号,写在本试卷上无效。

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4.考试结束后,将本试卷和答题卡一并交回。

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一、阅读理解

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The best example of something is often called the"gold standard."It sets the standard against which other things are measured.In economics,the term describes how major trading nations once used gold to set currency values and exchange rates.Many nations continued to use the gold standard until the last century.

In the United States,people could exchange paper money for gold from the eighteen seventies until nineteen thirty-three.Then-President Richard Nixon finally disconnected the dollar from the value of gold in nineteen seventy-one.From time to time,some politicians call for a return to the gold standard.

In1978,the International Monetary Fund ended an official gold price.The IMF also ended the required use of gold in transactions with its member countries.Since that time,gold prices have grown and continued to be high.But people keep buying.Some people are"gold bugs."These are investors who say people should buy gold to protect against inflation(通货膨胀).

People have valued gold for thousands of years.The soft,dense metal polishes to a bright yellow shine and resists most chemical reactions.It makes a good material for money,political power--and,more recently,electrical power.If you own a device like a mobile phone or a computer,you might own a little gold in the wiring.

The gold standard was the subject of one of the best-known speeches in American political history.William Bryan wanted the country to use both gold and silver as money.The idea was