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O. Henry was a pen name used by an American writer of short stories. His real name was William Sydney Porter. He was born in North Carolina in 1862. As a young boy he lived an exciting life. He did not go to school for very long, but he managed to teach himself everything he needed to know. When he was about 20 years old, O. Henry went to TexAas, where he tried different jobs. He first worked on a newspaper, and then had a job in a bank, when some money went missing from the bank O. Henry was believed to have stolen it. Because of that, he was sent to prison. During the three years in prison, he learned to write short stories. After he got out of prison, he went to New York and continued writing. He wrote mostly about New York and the life of the poor there. People liked his stories, because simple as the tales were, they would finish with a sudden change at the end, to the reader’s surprise.
1. In which order did O. Henry do the following things?
a. Lived in New York. b. Worked in a bank. c. Travelled to Texas.
d. Was put in prison. e. Had a newspaper Job. f. Learned to write stories.
A. e. c. f. b. d. a B. c. e. b. d. f. a C. e. b. d. c. a. f. D. c. b. e. d. a f.
2. People enjoyed reading O. Henry’s stories because
A. they had surprise endings B. they were easy to understand
C. they showed his love for the poor D. they were about New York City
3. O. Henry went to prison because .
A. people thought he had stolen money from the newspaper
B. he broke the law by not using his own name
C. he wanted to write stories about prisoners
D. people thought he had taken money that was not his
4. What do we know about O. Henry before he began writing?
A. He was well-educated. B. He was not serious about his work.
C. He was devoted to the poor. D. He was very good at learning.
5. Where did O. Henry get most material for his short stories?
A. His life inside the prison. B. The newspaper articles he wrote.
C. The city and people of New York. D. His exciting early life as a boy.
One day a few years ago a very funny thing happened to a neighbour of mine. He is a teacher at one of London’s big medical schools, He had finished his teaching for the summer term and was at the airport on his way to Russia to give a lecture.
He had put a few clothes and his lecture notes in his shoulder bag, but he had put Rupert, the skeleton (人体骨骼) to be used in his lecture, in a large brown suitcase (箱子). At the airport desk, he suddenly thought that he had forgotten to buy a newspaper. He left his suitcase near the desk and went over to the shop.
When he got back he discovered that someone had taken his suitcase by mistake. He often wonders what they said when they got home and found Rupert.
1. Who wrote the story?
A. Rupert’s teacher. B. The neighbour’s teacher.
C. A medical school teacher. D. The teacher’s neighbour.
2. Why did the teacher put a skeleton in his suitcase?
A. He needed it for the summer term in London.
B. He needed it for the lecture he was going to give.
C. He wanted to take it to Russia for medical research.
D. He wanted to take it home as he had finished his teaching.
3. What happened at the airport?
A. The skeleton went missing . B. The skeleton was stolen .
C. The teacher forgot his suitcase. D. The teacher took the wrong suitcase .
4. Which of the following best tells the teacher’s feeling about the incident?
A. He is very angry . B. He thinks it rather funny .
C. He feels helpless without Rupert. D. He feels good without Rupert .
5. Which of the following might have happened afterwards?
A. The teacher got back the suitcase but not Rupert.
B. The teacher got back neither the suitcase nor Rupert.
C. The teacher got back Rupert but not the suitcase.
D. The teacher got back both the suitcase and Rupert.
On the evening of June 21, 1992, a tall man with brown hair and blue eyes entered the beautiful hall of the Bell Tower Hotel in Xi’an with his bicycle. The hotel workers received him and telephoned the manager, for they had never seen a bicycle in the hotel ball before though they lived in “the kingdom of bicycles.”
Robert Friedlander, an American, arrived in Xi’an on his bicycle trip across Asia which started last December in New Delhi, India.
When he was 11, he read the book Marco Polo and made up his mind to visit the Silk Road. Now, after 44 years , he was on the Silk Road in Xi’an and his early dreams were coming true.
Robert Friedlander’s next destinations (目的地) were Lanzhou, Dunhuang, Urumqi, etc. He will complete his trip in Pakistan.
1. The best headline(标题) for this newspaper article would be
A. The Kingdom of Bicycles B. A Beautiful Hotel in Xi’an
C. Marco Polo and the Silk Road D. An American Achieving His Aims
2. The hotel workers told the manager about Friedlander coming to the hotel because .
A. he asked to see the manager
B. he entered the hall with a bike
C. the manager had to know about all foreign guests
D. the manager knew about his trip and was expecting him
3. Friedlander is visiting the three countries in the following order, .
A. China, India, and Pakistan B. India, China, and Pakistan
C. Pakistan, China, and India D. China, Pakistan, and India
4. What made Friedlander want to come to China?
A. The stories about Marco Polo . B. The famous sights in Xi’an .
C. His interest in Chinese silk. D. His childhood dreams about bicycles .
5. Friedlander can be said to be .
A. clever B. friendly C. hardworking D. strong—minded
Mr. Grey was the manager of a small office in London. He lived in the country, and came up to work by train. He liked walking from the station to his office unless it was raining, because it gave him some exercise.
One morning he was walking along the street when a stranger stopped him and said to him, “You may not remember me, sir, but seven years ago I came to London without a penny in my pockets, I stopped you in this street and asked you to lend me some money, and you lent me £ 5, because you said you were willing to take a chance so as to give a man a start on the way to success.”
Mr. Grey thought for a few minutes and then said, “Yes, I remember you. Go on with your story!” “Well,” answered the stranger, “are you still willing to take a chance?”
1. How did Mr. Grey get to his office?
A. He went up to work by train.
B. He walked to his office.
C. He went to his office on foot unless it rained.
D. He usually took a train to the station and then walked to his office if the weather was fine.
2. Mr. Grey liked walking to his office because ________.
A. he couldn’t afford the buses B. he wanted to save money
C. he wanted to keep in good health D. he could do some exercises on the way
3. Mr. Grey had been willing to lend money to a stranger in order to_______
A. give him a start in life B. help him on the way to success
C. make him rich D. gain more money
4. One morning the stranger recognized Mr. Grey, and_______
A. wanted to return Mr. Grey the money
B. again asked Mr. Grey for money
C. would like to make friends with him
D. told Mr. Grey that he had been successful since then
5. In the second paragraph, “…take a chance” means ______.
A. Mr. Gray happened to meet a stranger
B. Mr. Grey had a chance to help a stranger
C. Mr. Grey helped a stranger by chance
D. Mr. Grey took the risk that the stranger would not give back the money which he lent him
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Even if you are a good high-jumper, you can jump only about seven feet off the ground. You cannot jump any higher because the earth pulls you hard. The pull of the earth is called gravity.
You can easily find out the pull of the earth. If you weigh yourself, you will know how much gravity is pulling you.
Since there is gravity, water runs down hill. When you throw a ball into the air, it falls back down. Because of gravity, you do not fall off the earth as it whirls (旋转) around.
Then, can we get away from the earth and go far out into space? Now you can do it, because spaceships have been invented. Then spaceship will go so fast that it can escape (逃出) the earth’s gravity and carry you into space.
1. In this passage, the word “gravity” means.
A. the pull of everything.
B. the force of attraction(吸引) among objects.
C. the force which attracts objects towards the centre of the earth
D. the force which attracts the earth towards the sun.
2. When you slip(滑) you always fall to the ground because
A. the earth always turns round. B. the earth has gravity
C. the earth’s gravity is greater than your weight. D. you are careless.
3. Gravity is strong that
A. it can throw a ball into the air. B. it makes you jump only seven feet.
C. it can let you fly away from the earth. D. it can keep everything on earth.
4. Because of gravity,
A. water flows everything. B. we can go everywhere by ship.
C. water always flows downwards. D. fish can live in water.
5. We can get away from the earth by spaceship because
A. the spaceship goes very fast. B. the earth can’t pull the spaceship.
C. the spaceship has a strong force. D. the spaceship can jump higher than other things.
An expensive car speeding down the main street of a small town was soon caught up with by a young motorcycle policeman. As he started to make out the ticket, the woman behind the wheel said proudly, “Before you go any further, young man, I think you should know that the mayor of this city is a good friend of mine.”The officer did not say a word, but kept writing. “I am also a friend of chief of police Barens,”continued the woman, getting more angry each moment, Still he kept on writing. “Young man,”she persisted, “I know Judge Lawson and State Senator (参议员) Patton.” Handing the ticket to the woman, the officer asked pleasantly , “Tell me, do you know Bill Bronson.”
“Why, no,”she answered.
“Well, that is the man you should have known,”he said, heading back to his motorcycle, “I an Bill Bronson.”
1. The policeman stopped the car because_____
A. it was an expensive car
B. the driver was a proud lady
C. the driver was driving beyond the speed limit
D. the driver was going to make trouble for the police
2. The woman was getting more angry each moment because _____.
A. the policeman didn’t know her friends
B. the policeman didn’t accept her kindness
C. the policeman was going to punish her
D. she didn’t know the policeman’s name
3. The policeman was _______.
A. an honourable fellow B. a stupid fellow
C. an impolite man D. a shy man
4. The woman was _______.
B. a person who depended on someone else to finish her work
C. trying to frighten the policeman on the strength of her friends’ powerful positions
D. introducing her good friends’ names to the young officer
5. The policeman _______.
A. had no sense of humor (幽默) B. had s sense of humor
C. had no sense of duty D. was senseless
Elizabeth Blackwell was born in England in 1821, and moved to New York City when she was ten years old. One day she decided that she wanted to become a doctor. That was nearly impossible for a woman in the middle of the nineteenth century. After writing many letters asking for admission(录取) to medical schools, she was finally accepted by a doctor in Philadelphia. She was so determined that she taught school and gave music lessons to get money for the cost of schooling.
In 1849, after graduation from medical school. She decided to further her education in Paris. She wanted to be a surgeon(外科医师) , but a serious eye problem forced her to give up the idea.
Upon returning to the United States, she found it difficult to start her own practice because she was a woman. By 1857 Elizabeth and her sister, also a doctor, along with another woman doctor, managed to open a new hospital, the first for women and children Besides being the first woman physician and founding her own hospital , she also set up the first medical school for women.
1. Why couldn’t Elizabeth Blackwell realize her dream of becoming a surgeon?
A. She couldn’t get admitted to medical school
B. She decided to further her education in Paris
C. A serious eye problem stopped her
D. It was difficult for her to start a practice in the United States
2. What main obstacle(障碍) almost destroyed Elizabeth’s chances for becoming for a doctor?
A. She was a woman.
B. She wrote too many letters.
C. She couldn’t graduate from medical school.
D. She couldn’t set up her hospital.
3. How many years passed between her graduation from medical school and the opening of her hospital?
A. Eight years B. Ten years C. Nineteen years D. Thirty-six years
4. According to the passage, all of the following are “firsts” in the life of Elizabeth Blackwell, except that she ______.
A. became the first woman physician
B. was the first woman doctor
C. and several other women founded the first hospital for women and children
D. set up the first medical school for women
5. Elizabeth Blackwell spent most of her lift in _______.
A. England B. Paris C. the United States D. New York City
In today’s age of fast travel, the world seems a smaller place---- and to some people, a less exciting place, Fifty years ago only a few English people and holidays abroad, People who didn’t travel thought of other countries as very far away and different. For example, people thought the French all eat garlic(大蒜), the Italians all eat spaghetti(细条实心面). and the Americans all drink Coca Cola, These definite(明确的) ideas of other nationalities are called stereotypes(陈规老套) . But do we have the same stereotypes today? People travel more, we all watch the same TV programmers, and ideas travel quickly too. Nowadays everyone eats garlic and spaghetti and drinks Coca Cola. Everyone listens to the same music. wears the same fashions(流行式样) , buys the same cars. They just do it in a different language!
1. Now the world seems to be —— exciting.
A. bigger and more B. smaller and more
C. smaller and less D. bigger and less
2. Fifty years ago, English people traveled abroad.
A. many B. few C. only some D. a few
3. People thought of other countries as .
A. near and different B. near and the same
C. remote and very different D. remote and the same
4. Nowadays, people’s ideas of other nationalities .
A. have changed B. are the same C. are different D. are almost the same
5. We don’t have the same stereotypes because people _______.
A. travel more B. watch the same TV programmers
C. watch different TV programmers D. travel more and watch the same TV programmers
6. The best title for this passage would be .
A. A Big World B. A Small World
C. An Exacting World D. An Interesting World
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We are used to the idea of aging in ourselves. We are so used to this that it comes as a surprise to find that there may be some animals that do not age. Sea anemones(海葵) are an example. Some have been kept for nearly a century without showing any signs of lifelessness. Some kinds of sea worms can even “grow backwards.” If kept in the dark and given nothing to eat, they get steadily smaller, They finally end as a ball of cells(细胞) looking rather like the egg from which they came. Under good conditions the ball will turn back to a worm and start growing again. One could probably keep them growing and un-growing again and again.
1. Some sea worms grow smaller when they ______.
A. lose weight B. live in the darkness
C. are under good conditions D. don’t eat and are kept in the dark
2. According to the passage, some sea animals ________.
A. will die when they become a ball of cells B. do not grow old
C. will die without food D. will stop growing any time they want
3. According to the passage, which of the following statements in NOT true?
A. We can keep certain kind of sea worm growing and ungrowing again and again.
B. Human beings will grow old and die.
C. An anemone is a king of sea worm that can grow backwards.
D. Some anemones will live nearly a hundred years.
4. The underlined word aging in the first sentence means ______.
A. growing old B. the age of a person
C.getting younger D. un -growing
5. This passage is mainly about ______.
A. sea animals B. cells C. aging D. anemones
Now I’d like to talk to you about your final exam. The exam will be held next Thursday, the last day of the exam week. Remember to bring two of three pens in case you run out of ink. And unlike the midterm exam, this test will not include multiple --- choice questions; it will consist entirely of essays(文章). You’ll have to answer three of the five essay questions. The exam will be comprehensive (全面的), which means you’ll be responsible for all of the subject matters we covered in class this term, I would suggest you review your midterm exam as well as textbooks and your class notes. The final exam will count as 50 percent of your grade of the course. The research project (项目) will count as 20 percent and the midterm exam 30 percent. I’ll be in my office almost all day next Tuesday. If you run into any problems, please drop in. Good luck to you and I’ll see you on Tuesday.
1. When will the final exam take place?
A. On Tuesday B. On a Wednesday C. On a Thursday D. On a Friday
2. What will be included in the exam?
A. There will be only multiple-choice questions.
B. The exam will contain both multiple-choice and essay questions.
C. The exam will have an oral and a written section.
D. There will be only essay questions.
3. Why does the teacher call the exam comprehensive?
A. It will be easy to understand.
B. Students will be tested on all the material discussed in class.
C. It will cover topics from a wide variety of subjects.
D. Students must complete all parts of it.
4. The underlined phrase run into probably means .
A. go into B. meet somebody unexpectedly
C. come up against something with force D. come across
5. When was this talk most likely given?
A. During the first week of class B. During midterm week
C. On the last day of class D. On the last day of exam week
When Dean Arnold got his first job, he was miserable (痛苦的), Each time he went to work, he coughed and he couldn’t breathe. Working in a bakery(面包房) when you are allergic to (对…过敏) flour can be painful.
But Arnold stayed with the National Biscuit Company for ten years. He was a businessman and he helped them improve production. At last his health problems became too serious. He left and formed his own company.
With his wife and mother, he founded Arnold Bakery. They tried new recipes (配方). changing the kind and amount of flour used. This enabled Arnold to work there without too much pain. The bread, made with unbleached flour (标准粉), was baked in a brick oven (烘炉).
They began by baking two dozen loaves. The bread was sold door to door for fifteen cents a loaf. Winning customers to his unusual, old-fashioned bread took time. But Arnold, struggling against his allergy, built his bakery into one of the largest in the United States.
1. A good title for this passage would be .
A. A Sick Baker B. A Brick-oven Bread Baker
C. An Old-fashioned Baker D. How to Overcome Allergy
2. Dean left the National Biscuit Company because he .
A. suffered from allergy to flour B. didn’t like the job
C. wanted to make more money D. wanted to form his own company
3. During his stay in the National Biscuit Company, .
A. he founded Arnold Bakery
B. he tried a new method of baking
C. he helped the company improve their production
D. he became successful in his business
4. Which of the following is NOT mentioned in the passage?
A. Arnold’s bread was baked in a brick oven.
B. Arnold’s bread was made with unbleached flour.
C. Arnold’s bread was sold at a low price.
D. Arnold’s bread was of poor quality.
5. From the passage we can conclude that Arnold was .
A. determined B. brave C. unusual D. unhealthy
When we see well, we do not think about our eyes very often. It is only when we cannot see perfectly that we realize how important our eyes are.
People who are near-sighted can only see things that are very close to their eyes, Everything else seems blurry(=unclear). Many people who do a lot of work, such as writing, reading and sewing become near—sighted. Then
People who are far-sighted suffer from just the opposite problem. They can see things that are far away, but they have difficulty in reading a book unless they hold it at arm’s length. If they want to do much reading ,they must get glasses, too.
Other people do not see clearly because their eyes are not exactly the right shape. They have what is called astigmatism (散光). This, too, can be corrected by glasses. Some people’s eyes become cloudy because of cataracts (白内障). Long ago these people often became blind. Now, however, it is possible to operate on the cataracts and remove them.
Having two good eyes is important for judging distances. Each eye sees things from a slightly different angle (角度). To prove this to yourself, look at an object out of one eye; then look at the same object out of your other eye. You will find the object’s relation to the background and other things around it has changed. The difference between these two different eye views helps us to judge how far away an object is. People who have only one eye cannot judge distance as people with two eyes.
1. We should take good care of our eyes .
A. only when we can see well
B. only when we cannot see perfectly
C. even if we can see well
D. only when we realize how important our eyes are
2. When things far away seem indistinct(模糊不清) , one is probably .
A. near-sighted B. far-sighted
C. astigmatic D. suffering from cataracts
3. The underlined word suffer in the third paragraph probably means .
A. experience B. imagine
C. feel pain D. are affected with
4. Having two eyes instead of one is particularly useful for .
A. seeing at night B. seeing objects far away
C. looking over a wide area D. judging distances
5. People who suffer from astigmatism have .
A. one eye bigger than the other
B. eyes that are not exactly the right shape
C. a difficulty that can be corrected by an operation
D. an eye difficulty that cannot be corrected by glasses
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Mr. Read was born in a small village with high mountains all around it．He has few fields and he can’t get enough food for his family．He’s often worried about it．So he works harder and harder and tries his best to get more money．
One afternoon，Mr. Read went out to look for some grass for his cows．It was very hot and he had to have a swim．Suddenly he saw a big tortoise in the water．He swam there and caught it．The next morning he went to the town to sell it in the markets．When he was walking in the street， a car hit him down and he was hurt．He was sent to hospital at once．The doctors looked him over and had an operation on him．Two weeks later he felt much better．The doctors were satisfied with the operation and said，“You’ll be fully recovered in a week．We’re sure you can write when you leave hospital．”
“It’s really a miracle（奇迹）！”shouted Mr. Read，“I could neither read nor write before！”
1．The Reads have little food because __________.
A．they live in a small village B．they have few fields
C．they’re too lazy to work D．nobody would help them to get money
2．Mr. Read jumped into the river because _________.
A．he wanted to get some grass in the water
B．he wanted to look for a tortoise in the water
C．he wanted to have a good rest in the water
D．he wanted to have a swim
3．Mr. Read’s ________ was hurt in the traffic accident．
A．head B．leg C．right hand D．left hand
4．In Chinese the phrase “be fully recovered” means _______.
A.完全覆盖 B．全部找回 C．恢复疲劳 D．恢复健康
5. What the doctor said meant that ______________.
A. he did a very successful operation
B. the farmer was lucky enough to write after the operation
C. the accident helped the farmer to write
D. he taught the farmer to write while he was staying in hospital
Happiness is for everyone. You don’t need to care about those people who have beautiful houses with large gardens and swimming pools or those who have nice cars and a lot of money and s o on. Why? Because those who have big houses may often feel lonely and those who have cars may want to walk on the country roads at their free time. [来源:Zxxk.Com]
In fact， happiness is always around you if you put your heart into it. When you are in trouble at school， your friends will help you; when you study hard at your lessons， your parent s are always taking good care of your life and your health; when you get success， your friends will say congratulations to you; when you do something wrong， people around you will help you to correct it. And when you do something good to others， you will feel happy， too. All these are your happiness. If you notice them， you can see that happiness is always around you.
Happiness is not the same as money. It is a feeling of your heart. When you are poor， you can also say you are very happy， because you have something else that can’t be bought with money. When you meet with difficulties， you can say loudly you are very happy， because you have more chances to challenge yourself. So you cannot always say you are poor and you have bad luck. As the saying goes， life is like a revolving(旋转 ) door. When it closes， it also opens. If you take every chance you get， you can be a happy and lucky person.
1. Happiness is for_________.
A. those who have large and beautiful houses B. those who have cars
C. those who have a lot of money D. all people
2. When you do something wrong， _______________.
A. you may correct it B. you will have no chance to challenge yourself
C. anybody will laugh at you D. you will be happy
3. Which is TRUE according to the passage?
A. When you get success， your friends will be very proud of you.
B. You can get help from others when you make mistakes.
C. You can still be a happy person even if you have little money.
D. All the above.
4. Why do we say “Happiness is not the same as money”? Because ___________.
A. money always brings happiness B. money doesn’t always bring happiness
C. everything can be bought with money D. only rich people have happiness
5. Which is the title of the passage?
A. Do Something Good to Others B. Happy and Lucky
C. Happiness D. Life and Success
One night， a little before nine o’clock， Dr Johnson was answering a telephone call. He was asked to go and give an operation to a very sick boy at once. The boy was in a small hospital in Glens Falls， sixty miles away from Dr Johnson’s city – Albany. The boy had hurt himself in a traffic accident. His wife was in danger， but his family was so poor that they could not pay the doctor anything. After he heard all this， Dr Johnson was driving carefully. He thought that he could get to the hospital before 12 o’clock. A few minutes later the doctor’s car had to stop for a red light at a crossing. Suddenly a man in an old black coat opened the door of the car and got in.
“Drive on”， he said. “I’ve got a gun (枪).”
“I’m a doctor，” said Johnson， “I’m on my way to a hospital to operate on a very sick…”
“Don’t talk，” said the man in the old black coat， “Just drive.”
A mile out of the town he ordered the doctor to stop the car and get out. Then the man drove on down the road. The doctor stood for a moment in the snow. After half an hour， Dr Johnson found a telephone and called a taxi. At the railway station he learned that the next train to Glens Falls would not leave until 12 o’clock.
It was after two o’clock in the morning when the doctor arrived at the hospital in Glens Falls. Miss Clarke， a nurse， was waiting for him.“I did my best，” said Dr Johnson. Miss Clarke said， “The boy died an hour ago.”They walked into the waiting room. There sat the man in the old black coat， with his head in his hands.
“Mr. Shute,” said Miss Clarke to the man，“this is Dr Johnson. He had come all the way from Albany to try to save your boy.”
1. From the story we know it took Dr Johnson _________ to get to the hospital.
A. 12 hours B. 7 hours C. only 1 hour D. about 5 hours
2. Dr Johnson was late because __________.
A. there was something wrong with his car
B. a strange man made it hard to drive
C. a strange man drove his car away
D. the train to Glens Falls was late
3. From the story we know Dr Johnson _________.
A. was a good man，he didn’t care for the money
B. hurt himself on the way to Glens Falls
C. did the operation and boy was saved
D. wouldn’t do the operation until the boy’s family paid the money
4. The man in a black coat __________.
A. hit the boy and ran away B. took the boy to the hospital
C. was the boy’s father D. was the real doctor
5. The man in black would feel __________ in the end.
A. happy and pleased B. regretful(悔恨) and sad
C. worried and angry D. tired and hungry
The Singing Doctor
Nick Petrella is a doctor in Montreal. He works 60 hours a week. He has to take care of 159 patients a week in the hospital and at his office. He’s been a doctor for ten years.
Dr. Petrella gives his patients good medical advice. But he doesn’t just tell his patients what to do. He also sings to them on television! Dr. Petrella has his own TV show. The doctor starts the show with a song and then gives medical advice. He explains a medical problem or disease in simple language. After that， he sings another song.
Dr. Petrella produces and performs in his own show every week. The program is very popular with his patients and with people who enjoy his singing. His dream is to perform（表演） in Las Vegas. His favorite songs are love songs， and he has a small disk of love songs that he wrote. Dr. Petrella says， “I always loved to sing. All my problems are gone when I sing.” But when Dr. Petrella was young， his father didn’t want him to be a singer， so he went to medical school.
Some people tell Dr. Petrella he can help people more as a doctor. But Dr. Petrella says he helps people when he sings， too. “I like to make people smile. Sometimes it’s difficult to make a sick person smile. Medicine and entertainment（娱乐） both try to do the same thing. They try to make people feel good.”
1. Dr. Petrella works 60 hours a week， because he ____________________.
A. gives his patients medical advice B. takes care of 159 patients a week
C. sings on television D. has his own TV show
2. Dr. Petrella _____________________， so he is called a singing doctor.
A. has been a doctor for ten years B. always loved to sing
C. is popular with his patients D. also sings to his patients on TV
3. In his TV show， Dr. Petrella ___________________.
A. sings and gives medical advice B. sings about different diseases
C. starts to explain diseases with a song D. sings love songs he wrote
4. Dr. Petrella’s show is popular ________________.
A. in Las Vegas. B. at medical school
C. with people who like his singing D. with patients in Montreal
5. Dr. Petrella says he likes to __________________.
A. help people sing B. make people feel better
C. do the same thing D. make difficult people smile
66 Days at Sea
A couple from Miami， Bill and Simone Bultler， spent sixty-six days in a life-raft（救生艇） in the seas of Central America after their boat sank.
Twenty-one days after they left Panama in their boat，Siboney，they met some whales. “They started to hit the side of the boat，” said Bill， “and then suddenly we heard water.” Two minutes later， the boat was sinking. They jumped into the life-raft and watched the boat go under the water.
For twenty days they had tins of food， biscuits， and bottles of water. They also had a fishing-line and a machine to make salt water into drinking water – two things which saved their lives. They caught eight to ten fish a day and ate them raw（生的）. Then the line broke. “So we had no more fish until something very strange happened. Some sharks came to feed， and the fish under the raft were afraid and came to the surface. I caught them with my hands.”
About twenty ships passed them， but no one saw them. After fifty days at sea their life-raft was beginning to break up. Then suddenly it was all over. A fishing boat saw them and picked them up. They couldn’t stand up. So the captain（船长） carried them onto his boat and took them to Costa Rica. Their two months at sea was over.
1. Bill and Simone were travelling _____________ when they met some whales.
A. in a life-raft B. in Miami C. in Siboney D. in Panama
2. The whales hit the side of the boat， and then ____________.
A. they broke the side of the boat B. they brought in a lot of water
C. they pulled the boat D. they went under the water
3. After their boat sank ， the couple ______________.
A. jumped into the life-raft B. heard water
C. watched the boat go under water D. stayed in the life-raft
4. During their days at sea， ___________ saved their lives.
A. tins of food and bottles of water B. a fishing-line and a machine
C. whales and sharks D. twenty passing ships
5. When they saw the fishing boat which later picked them up， ____________.
A. they were too excited to stand up
B. they couldn’t wait to climb onto the boat
C. their life-raft was beginning to break up
D. they knew their two months at sea would be over
From a plane we can see the fields， cities， mountains or seas below. If we go into space， we see more and more of the earth. People and man-made satellites have been sent out into space to look at the earth carefully and people have learnt more about the earth in the last few years.
The sea looks very beautiful when the sun is shining on it. But it can be very terrible when there is a strong wind.
The sea is very big. It nearly covers three quarters of the earth. The sea is also very deep in some places. There is one place and at that place the sea is about 11 kilometers deep. The highest mountain in the world is about 9 kilometers high. If that mountain was put into the sea at that place， there would be still 2 kilometers of water above it!
In most parts of the sea， there are many kinds of fishes and plants. Some live near the top of the sea. Others live deep down. There are also a lot of small living things， and lots of fishes live by eating them.
The sea can be very cold. When people go down， the sea becomes colder and colder. Only some men can go down into the deep sea. But， in 1970， five women scientists (科学家) lived in the deep sea for fourteen days.
1. This passage is_________.
A. a short story B. for science reading C. a piece of news D. a report
2. The sea covers about _______of the earth.
A one third B. one fourth C. two quarters D. three fourths
3. _______are not mentioned (提及) in this passage.
A. Islands B. Fishes C. Plants D. Living things
4. Which of the following is NOT true?
A. The sea is usually beautiful when the sun is shining.
B. The sea is always very terrible when the wind blows hard.
C. The highest mountain is in the deepest place of the sea.
D. The deeper the people go into the sea， the colder they will feel.
5. The last sentence “But， in 1970， five women scientists lived in the deep sea for
fourteen days.” means that________.
A. women wanted to live in the deep sea for a long time
B. women could go deeper into the sea than men
C. women liked living in the deep sea better than men
D. women could do the same work as men
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These days computer games have become more and more popular in many cities and towns. A lot of small shops along busy __1__ have changed into computer game houses to get more __2__. These places are always crowded with people.
In the computer game houses， people__3__ a lot of money matching on the machines. It’s __4__ for one to beat a computer， but one can do well after trying again and again. People want to __5__ when they play computer games. The more they __6__， t he more they want to win， and at last they even can’t __7__ without it.
The result is that some people don’t want to __8__ and they play in computer game houses for hours and hours. For school boys， things are __9_.Theydon’t want to have __10__. When school is over， they rush to the computer game houses near their __11__.
Some of them can get enough money from their __12__. Some of them are not __13__ enough to get the money. So they have to steal or rob others’ and become __14__.
Computer game addiction(上瘾) is a __15__ problem in our life. Something has to be done to stop it.
1. A. streets B . schools C. towns D. cities
2. A. boys B. money C. computers D. students
3. A. take B. spend C. cost D. pay
4. A. possible B. easy C. good D. hard
5. A. read B. learn C. win D. download
6. A. lose B. try C. waste D. watch
7. A. come B. live C. study D. eat
8. A. watch TV B. go out C. stay there D. work
9. A. better B. exciting C. even worse D. interesting
10. A. lessons B. games C. families D. sports
11. A. classes B. rooms C. schools D. shops
12. A. classmates B. teachers C. sisters D. parents
13. A. lucky B. unlucky C. careful D. polite
14. A. good B. bad C. rich D. poor
15. A. important B. wonderful C. unusual D. serious
CONCORDE， the world’s fastest traveler plane， will soon be over 33 years old. It first __1__ on 2 March， 1969 in France. Concorde was developed __2__ both France and Britain. From 1956 these two countries had a __3__ of a supersonic（超声速的）traveler plane. In 1962 they started to__4__ together on the plan. The plane __5__ over 1.5 billion pounds to develop. It is the most tested plane in the history. It __6__over 5，000 hours of testing. Concorde flies at twice the speed of __7__. This means that it __8__ only 3 hours 25 minutes to fly between London and New York， compare with 7-8 hours in other traveler planes. __9__ the five-hour time difference between the USA and Britain， it is __10__ to travel west on Concorde and arrive in New York before you leave London! You can catch the 10:30a.m. __11__ from London， Heathrow and start work in New York an hour __12__! Concorde is much used by business people and film stars. Each Concorde is built __13__ a cost of 55 million pounds. Twenty have been built __14__. Air France and British Airway __15__ the most. They each have seven planes.
1. A. invented B. produced C. flew D. took off
2. A. for B. by C. from D. with
3. A. talk B.fight C. meeting D. dream
4. A. work B. do C. carry D. finish
5. A. paid B. wanted C. needed D. cost
6. A. gave B. was giving C. was given D. ha d given
7. A. sound B. voice C. noise D. shout
8. A. spends B. takes C. costs D. travels
9. A. Because of B. Thanks to C. Give up D. Think of
10. A. possible B. impossible C. real D. unreal
11. A. plane B. passenger C. flight D. airline
12. A. later B . late C. earlier D. early
13. A. with B. at C. for D. on
14. A. so well B. so soon C. so expensive D. so far
15. A. build B. own C. sell D. make
One afternoon just before Christmas， an old man was walking __1__ the city center. The shops were all full of good things and they __2__ with cheerful shoppers. Suddenly he saw a dirty boy sitting on the ground crying sadly. When the __3__ old man asked him why he __4__， the little boy told him that he had __5__ a ten penny piece that his uncle__6__ him. At once the old man pulled out a handful of coins. He__7__ out a shining new ten penny piece and handed it to the child. “Thank you very much，” said the little boy， drying his __8___. He cheered up at once.
An hour or so later， the old man was making his way __9__ home by the same road. To his __10__he saw the dirty little boy in the same place， crying sadly as11__. He went up to the boy and asked him12he had lost the ten penny piece he had __13__given him as well. The boy told him that he had not lost the second coin14he still couldn’t find the first one. “__15__ I could find my own piece，” he cried， “I would have twenty pence now.”
1. A. by B. between C. through D. over
2. A .were crowded B. were crowding C. crowded D. had crowded
3. A. angry B. sad C. happy D. kind
4. A. cried B. had cried C. was crying D. would cry
5. A. spent B. left C. paid D. lost
6. A. had taken B. had brought C. had given D. had borrowed
7. A. picked B. made C. gave D. left
8. A. mouth B. eyes C. feet D. ears
9. A. on B. back C. to D. for
10. A. surprise B. joy C. sadness D. excitement
11. A. usually B. usual C. before D. well
12. A. where B. when C. why D. if
13. A. just B. just now C. right now D. now
14. A. and B. but C. while D. as
15. A. When B. Since C. If D. As
The world itself is becoming much smaller by using modern traffic and modern communication means（通讯设备）.1 today is much easier than it was hundreds of years ago，but it has brought new 2．One of the biggest is pollution．To pollute means to make things dirty．Pollution comes in many ways．We see it，3 it，drink it and even hear it．
Man has been polluting the earth．The 4 people，the more pollution．Many years ago，the pollution was not so serious 5 there were not so many people．When the land was used up or the river was dirty in one place，man 6 to another place．But this is no longer true．Man is now slowly polluting the whole world．
Air pollution is now the most serious．It’s 7 for all living things in the world，but it is not the only one kind of pollution．Water pollution 8 our fish and pollutes our drinking water．Noise pollution makes us become 9 more easily．
Many countries are making rules to fight pollution． They 10 people from burning coal（煤）in houses and factories in the city，and from putting dirty 11 into the air．
Pollution by SO2 is now the most 12 kind of air pollution．It is caused by heavy traffic．It is true that if there are fewer people 13，there will be less air pollution．
The earth is our home．We must take care of it．That means 14 the land，water and air clean．And we must take care of the 15 in pollution at the same time．
1．A．Flight B．Sleeping C．Life D．Meeting
2．A．difficulties B．business C．jobs D．problems
3．A．smell B．touch C．dream D．want
4．A．better B．more C．fewer D．stranger
5．A．if B．because C．until D．when
6．A．flew B．ran C．moved D．arrived
7．A．bad B．safe C．hard D．possible
8．A．helps B．treats C．frightens D．kills
9．A．hungry B．angry C．excited D．sad
10．A．continue B．finish C．stop D．start
11．A．fire B．litter C．wind D．smoke
12．A．dangerous B．important C．interesting D．popular
13．A．driving B．playing C．swimming D．dancing
14．A．increasing B．producing C．keeping D．making
15．A．rise B．information C．price D．progress
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一、选择填空 1. Does Tom often play _____ football after _____ school? A．/, / B．/, the C．the, / D．a, a
2. How wonderful! The _____is made of _________. A．house , glass B．house, glasses C．houses, glass D．houses, glasses 3. Every morning Mr. Smith takes a ______ to his office. A．20 minutes’ walk B．20 minute’s walk C．20-minutes walk D．20-minute walk 4. Uncle Tom asked David, Sam, ___ brothers and ___ three to help write the cards. A．my, I B．my, me C．myself, I D．myself, me 5.The man ______ Mary was so tall that she could hardly see the show. A．in front of B．in the front of C．at the back of D．at the beginning of 6. The garden _______while the Greens were away from home. A. took good care of B．was taken good care C．was taken good care of D．was taking good care 7. ——Have you finished ___the book? ——Not yet. I’ll try ___it to you before Friday. A．reading, returning B．to read, to return C．reading, to return D. to read, returning 8. Many people watched the boys ____ the mountain at that time. A．climb B．climbing C．to climb D．climbed 9. India had the second ____population in the world. A．largest B．larger C．most D．smallest 10.When father was young, he ______ from morning till night. A．was made work B．was made working C．made to work D．was made to work 11. Five-year-old children are too young to go to school, _____? A．are they B．aren’t they C．were they D．have they 12. ——____I put my coat here? ——Sorry, you ______. A．Must; mustn’t B．Do; don’t C．can; needn’t D．May; can’t 13. Tom wants to try _____some of his ideas. A．on B．off C．out D．to 14. Could you tell me if it _____tomorrow? A. rain B．will rain C．raining D．rains 15.Do you know ______ at the bus stop? A. whom they are waiting for B．who they are waiting C． whom are they waiting for D．who are they waiting 16. The teacher asked all the students in the class to keep their eyes ______. A. close B. to close C. closing D. closed 17. ______ there any good news in today’s newspaper? A．Are B．Is C．Have D．Has 二、根据句意和首字母的提示写出所缺单词，使该句子完整、合理。 1. L______ One is the easiest in this book. 2. I had a c______ and two eggs for breakfast this morning. 3. We c______ the classroom every day. 4. Trees t______ green in spring. 5. “What did you do last night?” “I did my h______ and then watched TV.” 6. Most of the children e______ playing computer games.三、据句意用括号内所给单词的适当形式填空。 1． I can see three ______ on the desk. (pen) 2． This room is ______. It isn’t yours. (our) 3． “Can I borrow your ruler?” “Certainly. Here _____ are.” (your) 4． We live on the ______ floor. (eight) 5． Li Lei is ______ than Li Tao. (old) 6． The Changjiang River is the ______ river in China. (long)
四、下列各句中各有一处错误，找出错误，并将该序号填在括号中，然后将正确答案写在横线上。 （共8分，每小题2分） 1. The baby is sleeping. You’d better to turn down the radio.
2. It’s time for the meeting. Please stop to talk.
3. Is there interesting anything in today’s newspaper?
五、 根据中文意思和英文提示词语，用所学过的句型写出正确的句子。所给英文提示词语必须都用上；每题限用一个句子表达。（共8分，每小题2分） a) 他昨天上学迟到了。 He, late, for, yesterday ___________________________________________ b) 李先生太忙，不能来看比赛了。 Mr. Li, is, busy, come and watch the game ______________________________________________ c) 我父亲不是今天就是明天回来。 My father, come back, today, tomorrow ______________________________________________ d) 我认为和春天相比，她更喜欢夏天。 Think, she, summer, spring _____________________________________________
六、 根据中文意思和英文提示词语，写出英文文段。所给的英文提示词必须都用上，句数不限；中文提示内容不必逐句翻译。（共12分） 几年以前我家只有一间小屋。三个人住一间屋真是很难。现在我们已经搬进了一套两室一厅的单元房。我非常高兴。当我父母做家务时，我能…… 我爱我的家。 a) a few years ago, family, have, one small room b) it, be, three people, in the same room c) now, a new flat(单元房), one living room, two bedrooms d) be happy, my homework, quietly, my own room, my parents七、完形填空 There was a woman in Detroit, who had two sons. She was worried about them, especially the younger one, Ben,
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第一部分 听力 第一节
What was the woman’s birthday gift?
A phone. B. A book. C. A coat.
Where will the woman have the party?
At the man’s house. B. At a restaurant. C. At her house.
When did the man buy the shoes?
Three weeks ago. B. Two weeks ago. C. Three days ago.
How did the man get injured?
By playing basketball. B. By playing tennis. C. By running.
What does the woman think of her piano playing?
She is very professional.
She is still a beginner. C. She doesn’t know how to play at all.
第二节（共 15 小题：每小题 1.5 分,满分 22.5 分）
听第 6 段材料, 回答第 6 至 7 题。
When will the woman go to the library?
On Thursday. B. On Friday. C. On Saturday.
What does the man want to borrow?
Books. B. Videos. C. Magazines.
听第 7 段材料, 回答第 8 至 9 题。
What does the woman like to do the most?
Go to the countryside for walks.
Read a book in the sunshine. C. Watch TV at home.
In which season does the man often play sports outdoors?
Spring. B. Summer. C. Winter.
听第 8 段材料, 回答第 10 至 l2 题。
What did the woman do while in Los Angeles?
She went hiking. B. She went shopping. C. She went to a zoo.
Who did the woman see in San Diego?
Her cousin. B. Her aunt. C. Her friend.
What did the woman think of San Francisco?
It was boring. B. It had good weather. C. It was a beautiful city.
听第 9 段材料，回答第 l3 至 16 题。
What do we know about the boy?
He is worried about his new classmates.
He recently started a new school. C. He has got used to his teachers.
When will the boy’s father return?
In two days. B. In three days. C. In four days.
Who is Mrs. Jones?
The boy’s teacher. B. The boy’s mother. C. The boy’s headmaster.
Where does the conversation take place?
In Toronto. B. In Montreal. C. In London.
听第 10 段材料, 回答第 17 至 20 题
How many adventures are mentioned?
Three. B. Four. C. Five.
Where will people see the sunrise?
Beside the Amazon River. B. On Mount Fuji. C. Near Niagara Falls.
What will people do in Thailand?
See many kinds of animals.
Take a boat down a river. C. Go to some temples.
What is the talk mainly about?
Travel plans. B. Cultural differences. C. Tips for adventures.
Blink: a boy, aged 18
Birth date: October 15th, 1991
Speaking: English, Russian
Now in: Dodge City, Kansas
From: Pratt, Kansas
Learning: Japanese, Chinese, Spanish
About me: I love all outdoor activities, especially playing ball games, traveling, and climbing. I play the guitar, and can say that I’m really good at it. I also like playing chess, but I don’t play it well. If you’re good at it, maybe you can teach me. I’m going to college this September. All I really want to do during the summer holiday is travel, teach, and learn languages (this is my hobby), see things, and build great friendships. I’d like people aged 17-20 to get in touch with me, both girls and boys. It’s better if you’re from Beijing or Tokyo. I’ve made 15 friends over the Internet. If you’d like to be one of them, send me an email at email@example.com. My MSN is firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to be your friend!
Where is Blink now?
In Dodge City. B. In Pratt. C. In Beijing. D. In Tokyo.
What is Blink NOT good at?
Playing the guitar. B. Playing ball games.
C. Playing chess. D. Learning languages.
What is Blink’s purpose of writing this passage?
To make friends. B. To go on a trip.
C. To learn foreign languages. D. To introduce his hobbies.
For many years, I strongly believed that my suffering was because of my size. I imagined that when the weight disappeared, it would take old wounds, hurts and rejections with it.
Many people with weight problems also mistakenly believe that changing our bodies will fix everything. Perhaps our mistake is believing that being thin equals being loved, being special, and being cared for. We
fantasize(幻想) about what it will be like when we reach the long-awaited goal. We work very hard to realize this dream. Then, at last, we find ourselves there.
But we often gain back what we have lost. Even so, we continue to believe that next time it will be different. Next time, we will keep it off. Next time, being thin will finally bring us happiness, self-worth, and, of course, love.
It took me a long time to realize that there was something more for me to learn about beauty. Different cultures have different standards ( 标 准 ) of beauty. In Samoa a woman is not considered attractive unless she weighs more than 200 pounds. More importantly, if it’s happiness that we want, why not put our energy there rather than on the size of our body? Why not look inside? Many of us struggle hard to change our body, but in vain. We have to find a way to live comfortably inside our body and make friends with and care for ourselves. When we change our attitudes towards ourselves, the whole world changes.
24．The passage tries to stress the importance of .
A. body size B. different beauty standards
C. culture difference D. attitudes towards life
25．What does the underlined word “everything” in paragraph 2 mean?
A. The whole world. B. All the problems.
C. All the dreams. D. All the truth.
26．What can be inferred about the author?
The author is a Samoan.
The author probably got wounded in wars or accidents.
The author succeeded in losing weight.
The author has been troubled by her / his weight.
27．Which of the following statements is true?
One’s happiness is determined by a person’s weight.
Not all countries take being thin as the standard of beauty.
It’s entirely wrong to care about whether a person is fat or not.
Once a person loses weight, he/she won’t gain back the weight easily.
Last spring, I was fortunate to be chosen to join in an exchange study program. The moment I arrived in Paris, I was greeted by a nice French couple who would become my host parents. The bit of French I had taken in high school began coming out of my mouth; speaking the language would only become more natural over the course of the term. At the airport, we all got into the couple’s car and began the journey to their townhouse. We talked the whole way, getting to know one another.
Every day afterwards, I would eat breakfast with the two of them, and then we’d all go our separate ways for the day. In the evening, my host mother would make delicious dinners for the three of us. My experience was exciting until I received some shocking news from my program coordinator（协调人）: There had been a death in my host parents' family and they would have to go away for several weeks to deal with all the business that arises from the death. That afternoon, I had to move out of one family's house and into another.
The coordinator told me I'd have a roommate and asked whether I would mind sharing a bedroom with an English speaker. To avoid speaking my native language, I asked not to be placed with an English-speaking roommate. When I got to my new room, I introduced myself to my new roommate Paolo, a Brazilian（巴西人）, the same age as I, whom I was surprised to find playing one of my favorite CDs on his computer! In just a few hours, we knew we'd be good friends for the rest of the term.
I left France with many stories, so when people ask me what my favorite part of the trip was, they always hear about my Brazilian friend Paolo and the weekdays in class, weeknights on the town, and weekends exploring France we enjoyed together. I would recommend an exchange program to anyone who wants to experience foreign cultures and gain meaningful friendships.
What do we learn about the author?
He was good at French before arriving in Paris.
He studied in France for a term.
He got to his host family by taxi.
D. He worked very hard in France on weekends.
Why did the author move into another host family?
He wanted to make friends with different people.
The first family’s host mother was seriously ill.
The first family had to leave for some time.
D. He hoped to live with an English speaker.
What helped start the author’s friendship with Paolo?
Lessons B. Stories C. Music D. English
Why did the author write the text?
To show the importance of learning foreign cultures.
To discuss how to build meaningful friendships.
To explain how exchange study programs work.
To describe his experiences in an exchange program.
We know that many animals do not stay in one place. Birds, fish and other animals move from one place to another at a certain time. They move for different reasons: most of them move to find food more easily, but others move to get away from places that are too crowded.
When cold weather comes, many birds move to warmer places to find food. Some fishes give birth in warm water and move to cold water to feed. The most famous migration（迁徙）is probably the migration of the fish, which is called “salmon”. This fish is born in fresh water but it travels many miles to salt water. There it
spends its life. When it is cold, it returns to its birthplace in fresh water. Then it gives birth and dies there. In northern Europe, there is a kind of mouse. They leave their mountain homes when they become too crowded. They move down to the low land. Sometimes they move all the way to the seaside, and many of them are killed when they fall into the sea.
Recently, scientists have studied the migration of a king of lobster. Every year, when the season of bad weather arrives, the lobsters get into a long line and start to walk across the floor of the ocean. Nobody knows why they do this, and nobody knows where they go.
So, sometimes we know why humans and animals move from one place to another, but at other time we don’t. Maybe things just like to travel.
Most animals move from one place to another at a certain time to .
give birth B. enjoy warmer weather
C. find food more easily D. find beautiful places
The fish called “salmon” spends a long life in .
salt water B. rivers C. fresh water D. its birthplace
The lobsters move .
to the fresh water B. to the sea floor
C. at a certain time D. to find more food
What is the main idea of the passage?
Animals move in order to find food more easily
The migration of the fish called “salmon” is the most famous migration.
Living things move from one place to another because they like to travel
Sometimes we know why and how living things move from one place to another, but sometimes we don’t.
After entering high school, you must wonder how to study well. Here are some good skills for you.Go to class.
If you want to do well at school, going to class is the first step in studying well. If you miss classes, you will miss what the teacher thinks is important; as a result, you’ll miss what is the most likely to end up on the test 36 .
Take good notes.
Try not to write down everything. 37 . Write down unfamiliar terms. After class, review your notes as soon as possible. You can fill in details that you missed and review the material while it is still fresh on your mind.
If you are struggling in class, talk to your teacher. He or she may be able to give you more help or tutor you before or after class. Most teachers have little sympathy ( 同 情 ) for students who just become worried about failing during the last few weeks of the grading period.
Take part in class discussions.
In order to learn more in class, it is helpful to take part in class discussions. Asking questions and having eye contact with your teachers and classmates can increase your participation ( 参 与 ) and your focus during the class discussion. 39 . This helps you make your point clear in class.
Form study groups.
40 . Make sure that everyone is familiar with the material because you do not want to spend time re-teaching material to people who do not understand it. Be careful! Sometimes group sessions can become chatting sessions.
Don’t be late for your class.
Talk to your teacher if you need help.
You should write down all the new terms.
So if you want to study well, go to every class.
Get students together who want to do well in class.
All you need is to put the main points in your own words.
If the material is difficult, you’d better read it before class.
We never talked about school as the ticket to the future. I was in the classroom, but I wasn't there to learn how to write, read or even 41. When it was my turn to read, I wanted to 42. I was 13 years old,43 I already hated being who I was. I had a(n) 44 teacher, Mr. Creech, who knew I couldn't read. And he found it 45 to make my secret known to others. He 46 me and said, “Anthony, why don't you read the next paragraph?” I didn't even know what the paragraph was. I 47 to read what was in front of me, but the only sound of my voice 48 resulted in laughter. From then on, I never gave up practicing reading.
Now I am 41 years old. One day, I planned to 49 back to Texas to visit my family and friends. On my way from the airport, I saw Mr. Creech 50 himself a drink. I rushed over and reached into my 51 to pay for him. “Do I know you?” he asked. “Yes, sir, you do know me,” I answered 52 . “My name is Anthony Hamilton. You taught me English.” The look on his face told me that he remembered the 53 he’d once shamed. “I'm so 54 that I had a chance to see you again,” I said. “And Mr. Creech, I have great 55 to share.” I had learned to 56 . But that wasn't all. I had become a published 57 and an active speaker. “The next time you get another Anthony Hamilton in your 5 8 , please encourage him to read as well," I said.
The experts say what once 59 me has a name: dyslexia (诵读困难症). But I can tell you it was a lack of 60 for education.
A. listen B. paint C. speak D. act
A. jump B. hide C. sleep D. succeed
A. but B. and C. although D. so
A. Chinese B. history C. geography D. English
A. important B. strange C. necessary D. unwise
A. turned to B. looked after C. looked down upon D. paid attention to
A. managed B. failed C. liked D. tried
A. gradually B. frequently C. immediate ly D. directly
A. drive B. fly C. walk D. ride
A. buying B. making C. fetching D. sending
A. pocket B. machine C. clothes D. arms
A. shyly B. proudly C. excitedly D. angrily
A. girl B. man C. woman D. boy
A. upset B. glad C. regretful D. grateful
A. news B. jobs C. chances D. ideas
A. work B. write C. read D. teach
A. author B. assistant C. teacher D. doctor
A. company B. factory C. house D. classroom
A. hurt B. worried C. hit D. confused
A. excuse B. ability C. desire D. help
That morning I was playing soccer with my friends. We ran home after the strong earthquake and after that I heard a 61 (real) loud noise, like a plane. When I looked at the sea I saw something I had never seen before and I was terrified. My family 62 (rush) into our truck but the road was full of people trying 63(escape). The black waves bit our truck, turning us over several 64 (time) before l lost consciousness(知觉 ). When I regained consciousness I was in the water. Holding on to 65 school chair, I floated until I landed on a beach. I had no idea where I was and I was so hungry and 66 (thirst). There were bodies and pieces everywhere. Under a tree I saw a mattress( 床 垫 ) had been 67 (wash) up to the beach and I started searching for packets of noodles and bottles of water, collecting them around my mattress. After five days I didn't have any water or food left. I survived there by 68 (me) for 20 days. When people came to collect the bodies, they rescued me 69 took me to Fakinah hospital, 70 I found my father.
注意：1. 词数 100 左右。2. 可适当加入细节，以使行文连贯。