第一节阅读理解（共20 小题；每小题2 分，满分40 分）
阅读下列短文，从每题所给的A、B、C 和D 项中，选出最佳选项。
Most young boys don’t like growing flowers and watering them. But for 16-year-old Angus, working in the garden isn’t just a hobby — it has changed his life.
Angus has a special illness and his IQ is lower than a normal boy. Six months ago, he started learning how to grow flowers. Now, he spends hours in the garden growing flowers, watering and looking after them. “Before working in the garden, it was difficult for Angus to concentrate in class and sometimes he didn’t want to go to school,” said his mother Kim. “Now he can’t wait to go to school and he is happy every day. We can see Angus is able to work in a garden center in the
Research shows that working in the garden improves mental and physics health. In the past, soldiers in Egypt treated their mental problems after war by working in the garden. Even now, some doctors advise people to work in the garden to treat their mental health problems. And doctors also advise young people like Angus to work in the garden.
The lives of hundreds of children in Britain with special needs, like Angus, have been changed by this special kind of education. When working in the garden, children have a chance to learn a lot of important skills, such as how to work with other people and how to take care of plants. Besides, the children become more confident after working in the garden.
26. Augus began to ____________ half a year ago.
A. need special help
B. learn how to grow flowers
C. have a special illness
D. learn how to change his life
27.After working in the garden, Augus ________________.
A. likes to go to school B. works in a garden center
C. follows his mother’s advice D. doesn’t go to school any more
28. Which of the following is TRUE about working in the garden?
A. Doctors advise all of the young people to work in the garden.
B. Research shows that the lives of all children have been changed
C. The method was used to treat health problems a long time ago.
D. The method can be used to treat physical problems.
29. The underlined word in the third paragraph probably means ________ in Chinese.
A. 身体的 B.心脏的 C. 皮肤的 D. 精神的
30. What is the last paragraph mainly about?
A. How to take care of flowers.
B. How to get a chance to learn things.
C. Advantages of working in the garden for children.
D. The activities children can do in a garden.
Warwick New York Hotel
This hotel offers you stylish(时尚的) rooms in a quiet neighborhood, just a short walk from some of New York’s business streets. It’s small. Family-owned hotel with 16 rooms. They provide not only comfortable rooms but also warm smiles and friendly greetings.
The Westpark Inn
The Westpark has 90 rooms and is close to Manhattan tourist centers. The hotel’s rooms have been recently painted. On the Internet many travelers say it is below the usual standard(标准的) and should be avoided. If you want to save money, you may have a try.
The Affinia Hotel
The Affinia is a good choice for experienced business travelers, families and international visitors. The 80 guest rooms are stylish and modern with good furniture. Guests who need more space might like the hotel’s rooms. All the rooms have a kitchen.
The 60 Thompson
The 60 Thompson, with 100 beautiful guest rooms, is a stylish hotel in the heart of SoHo. Good use of dark wood and full-wall leather（皮革）headboards give the hotel warmth. Guests can enjoy fine food in the hotel’s Kittichhai restaurant and cocktails at Thom’s Bar.
31. Which of the hotels does NOT have stylish guest room?
A. The Affinia Hotel B. The Westpark Inn
C. Warwick New York Hotel D. She complained her father.
32. The difference between Warwick New York Hotel and others is that ____________.
A. it’s a family-owned hotel B. it offers comfortable rooms
C. its rooms are stylish and modern D. it’s far from business centers
33. Some people suggest not choosing the Westpark Inn because ___________.
A. it has a bad position B. it’s close to business centers
C. it is below the usual standard D. its rooms have been recently painted
34. How many guest rooms are there in the Affinia Hotel?
A. 16. B. 80. C. 90. D. 100.
35. For which of the four men is the 60 Thompson the best choice?
A. Mark is a worker and wants to save money.
B. Clement loves art and enjoys delicious food and wine.
C. Simon wants to enjoy family-cooked meals with his family.
D. David only likes walking to New York’s business street from the hotel.