河北定州中学 2016-2017 学年第二学期高三承智班 英语周练试题（5.15） 一、阅读理解 A Hi Maz and Bobby, I don't know what you're up to this Sunday, but if you're at a loose end, come over to my place. We're going to have a barbecue. Tom Hi Tom, Thanks mate, but I'm completely snowed under at the moment. I have to write an essay by Monday afternoon, so I'll be working all weekend. I've got nothing arranged for the following weekend though, so maybe we can meet then? I'll call you later. Bobby Dear Tom, Like Bobby, I'm a bit tied up tomorrow. Unfortunately, I have to go to my great uncle's house for a family lunch. He was ill so we thought it might not happen, but it looks as if it's going ahead. I really can't get out of it because it's the old man's 60th birthday and most of the family will probably be there. Maz Ok you guys, I'm calling off the barbecue. Judging from the grey sky, it's going to rain all weekend anyway. Maybe you'll have done your various duties by the end of the evening and we can go for a drink instead! If you want to relax, I'll be in The Hart, a pub on King Street. Gloria and I are meeting there at about 8:30, as long as nothing else pops up! Don't forget it closes at 10:30 on Sundays. Ok, time to put my feet up and take it easy! Later, Tom 1. What does Tom intend to do at first? A. To have a family lunch. B. To invite his friends to a barbecue. C. To go for a drink with his friends. D. To ask for help from his friends. 2. The underlined part snowed under in the second email means ________ A. buried under snow B. very bored C. extremely busy... D. entirely relaxed 3. Which statement is TRUE according to the emails? A. Bobby is not available this Sunday. B. Maz has to visit his uncle for he is ill. C. The barbecue will take place on time. D. Tom will hold a party with his friends. 4. What will Tom probably do after sending the last email？ A. Prepare the barbecue. B. Go to the pub. C. Have a rest. D. Call his friends. B I don?t ever want to talk about being a woman scientist again. There was a time in my life when people kept asking me stories about what it?s like to work in a field under the control of men. I was never very good at telling those stories because truthfully I never found them interesting. What I do find interesting is the existence of the universe, the shape of space time and the nature of black holes. At 19, when I began studying astrophysics(天体物理学), it did not bother me in the least to be the only woman in the classroom. But while earning my Ph.D.