Eyesight plays a very important role in our daily life. Every waking moment, the eyes are working to see the world around us. Over forty percent of Americans worry about losing eyesight, but it’s easy to include steps into our daily life to ensure healthy eyes. Here are five suggestions for a lifetime of healthy eyesight:
• Schedule yearly exams. 36 Experts advise parents to bring babies 6 to 12 months of age to the doctor for a careful check. The good news is that millions of children now can have yearly eye exams and following treatment, including eyeglasses.
• Protect against UV rays(紫外线). Long-term stay in the sun creates risk to your eyes. No matter what the season is, it’s extremely important to wear sunglasses. 37
• Give your eyes a break. Two-thirds of Americans spend up to seven hours a day using computers or other digital products. 38 Experts recommend that people practice the 20/20/20 rule: every 20 minutes, take a 20-second break and look at something 20 feet away.
• 39 As part of a healthy diet, eat more fruits and vegetables each day. Vitamins(维生素) C and E help protect eyesight and promote eye health.
• Practice safe wear and care of contact lenses(隐形眼镜). Many Americans use contact lenses to improve their eyesight. While some follow the medical guidance for wearing contact lenses, many are breaking the rules and putting their eyesight at risk. 40 Otherwise, you may have problems such as red eyes, pain in the eyes, or a more serious condition.
A. Eat your greens.
B. Eye care should begin early in life.
C. They can properly protect your eyes.
D. Stay in good shape by taking more vitamins.
E. Parents usually don’t care about their own eyesight.
F. Always follow the doctor’s advice for appropriate wear.
G. This frequent eye activity increases the risk for eye tiredness.
第三部分 英语知识运用(共两节， 满分45分)
第一节 完形填空 (共20题;每小题1.5分，满分30分)
It was already half past seven and I was running late again for the dinner appointment with my wife, Eleanor. We had 41 to meet at the restaurant at seven o’clock. I felt a little uneasy, but to my 42 I had a good excuse: A business meeting had 43 and I’d wasted no time getting to the dinner.
When I arrived at the 44 I apologized and told Eleanor I didn’t mean to be late. She screamed, “You never mean to.” Well, I 45 tell she was angry. “I’m sorry but it was not 46 .” I said. Then I told her about the business meeting . 47 my explanation seemed to make things worse, which started to drive 48 mad as well.
Several weeks later, when I 49 the situation to my friend Ken Hardy, he smiled, “You 50 a classic mistake. You’re stuck 51 your own way of thinking. You didn’t 52 to be late. But that’s not the point. What is 53 in your communication is how your lateness affected Eleanor.” He pointed out that I focused on the intention 54 Eleanor focused on the result. Thus, 55 of us felt misunderstood and crazy.
Thinking more about Ken’s words, I 56 recognized the root cause of such disagreement. It’s the result of the action that really 57 I should have started the conversation by expressing 58 my actions affected Eleanor and 59 the discussions about my intention for later, much later and even never.
Later on, after talking to Eleanor and really 60 her experience of the results of my lateness, I’ve managed to be on time a lot more frequently.
41. A. started B. agreed C. continued D. managed
42. A. relief B. surprise C. regret D. sorrow
43. A. broken out B. closed down C. faded away D. run over
44. A. house B. room C restaurant D. supermarket
45. A. could B. must C. will D. might
46. A. movable B. comfortable C. acceptable D. avoidable
47. A. However B. Therefore C. Morever D. Otherwise
48. A. her B .him C. me D. them
49. A. spread B. wrote C. translated D. described
50. A. knew B. made C. found D. took
51. A. in B. beyond C. for D. against
52. A. need B. prove C. pretend D. intend
53. A. funny B. important C. possible D. simple
54. A. while B. after C. until D. unless
55. A. all B. none C. both D. neither
56. A. usually B. merely C. hardly D. gradually
57. A. inspires B. matters C. improves D. challenges
58. A. how B. why C. when D. what
59. A. compared B. reported C. finished D. saved
60. A. showing B. satisfying C. understanding D. destroying