题一、The following sentence contains either a singleerror or no error at all. If the sentence containsan error, select the one underlined part thatmust be changed to make the sentencecorrect.If the sentence contains no error, selectchoice E.
Many common English words such as shampoo, pajamas and bungalow were first used on theIndian sub-continent and have its origins in the Hindi language. No error
(A) Many common
(B) such as
(C) were first used
(D) its origins
(E) No error
The error in this sentence occurs at (D), where thereis a pronoun agreement error. The singularpossessive pronoun "its" does not agree with theplural noun to which it refers, "words," and shouldtherefore be replaced with the appropriate plural possessive pronoun, "their."
Part or all of the following sentence is underlined; beneath the sentence are five ways of phrasing the underlined material. Select the option that produces the best sentence. If you think the original phrasing produces a better sentence than any of the alternatives, select choice A.
With the 1977 publication of Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison both received popular and critical acclaim.
(A) both received popular and
(B) both received popular and also
(C) received popular, along with
(D) received popular as well as
(E) received both popular and also
Choice (D) is correct. It avoids the error of the original by replacing the awkward and misused "both … and" construction with the much simpler "as well as."
题一、Read the following SAT test question and then click on a button to select your answer.
If the function f is defined by function f of x= (2 times x) + 3, and if function f of a = 11, what is the value of a?
If the function f is defined by function f of x= (2 times x) + 3, and function f of a = 11, then function f of a = (2 times a) + 3 = 11. Therefore, a = (11 minus 3) over 2 = 4.
题二、Read the following SAT test question and then click on a button to select your answer.
Which of the following could be the equation of the function graphed in the xy-plane above?
(A) y = ((-x)^2) + 1
(B) y = -(x^2) + 1
(C) y = |((x^2) + 1)|
(D) y = |((x^2)-1)|
(E) y = |(x-1)^2|
The function with equation y = ((-x)^2) + 1 and the function with equation y = |((x^2) + 1)| each have a minimum value of 1 when x = 0, but the function graphed does not have a minimum value of 1, so these options cannot be correct. The graph of the function with equation y = -(x^2) + 1 contains the point (2，-3), but the function graphed does not contain any points with -y-coordinates, so this option cannot be correct. The graph of the function with equation y = | (x-1)^2| is not symmetric with respect to the y-axis, so it cannot be the equation of the function graphed. Therefore, the only equation that could correspond to the function graphed is y = | ((x^2)-1)|. Its graph is the absolute value of a parabola opening upward with vertex at (0，-1).
Think carefully about the issue presented in the following excerpt and assignment
I do not feel terrible about my mistakes, though I grieve the pain they have sometimes caused others. Our lives are “experiments with truth,” and in an experiment negative results are lat least as important as successes. I have no idea how I would have learned the truth about myself and my calling without the mistakes I have made.
Adapted from Parker Palmer, Let Your Life Speak
Assignment: Is it necessary to make mistakes, even when doing so has negative consequences for other people? Plan and write an essay in which you develop your point of view on this issue. Support your position with reasoning and examples taken from your reading, studies, experience, or observations.
2. 审题关键词：individual, community
正：At least making mistakes means that you have tried. That is the first step towards success.
反：Making mistakes will strike your confidence and sometimes cause others problems.
补：With aging, people are more and more afraid of making mistakes. Thus, when encountering such people, we sometimes perceive them as heroes.