3.孟子译注/杨伯峻译注 4.庄子选译/ 陆永品译注
41.莎士比亚戏剧/（英）莎士比亚著 朱生豪译 42.一千零一夜/阿拉伯民间故事 纳训译
45.匹克威克外传/（英）狄更斯著；蒋天佐译 46.叶芝抒情诗全集/(爱尔兰)叶芝著 傅浩译
47.巨人传/（法）拉伯雷著 成玉婷译 48.简爱/（英）夏·勃朗特著 祝庆英译
49.巴黎圣母院/（法）雨果著 陈敬容译 50.高老头/（法）巴尔扎克著 傅雷译
51.普希金诗选/（俄）普希金著 查良铮译 52.契诃夫短篇小说选/（俄）契诃夫著 汝龙译
53.复活/（俄）托尔斯泰著 汝 龙译 54.古格拉群岛/（苏联）索尔仁尼琴著
55.草叶集/（美）惠特曼著 楚图南译 56.瓦尔登湖/（美）享利·戴维·梭罗著徐迟译
57.红字/（美）霍桑著 钟 斯译 58.麦田里的守望者/（美）塞林格著 施咸荣译
59.了不起的盖茨比/（美）菲茨杰拉德著 巫宁坤译 60.老人与海/（美）海名威著 吴 劳译
62.一桩事先张扬的凶杀案/（哥伦比亚）加西亚·马尔克斯著 李德明 蒋宗曹译
63.泰戈尔诗选/（印）泰戈尔著；冰心等译 64.雪国/（日）川端康成著 叶渭渠译
67.忏悔录/（法）卢梭著 黎星 范希衡译 68.名人传/（法）罗曼·罗兰著；傅雷译
69.甘地自传/ （印度）甘地著杜危 吴耀宗译
70.达尔文传/［俄］Ａ·涅克拉索夫著韦清豪 王问梅 孔令钊 李尊玉 韩 华 彭昌吾
75.美的历程/李泽厚著 76.小说美学/陆志平 吴功正著
79.传神写意的艺术——国华/刘君 杨安乐著 80.世界美术名作二十讲/傅雷著
81.世界经典电影荟萃/斯群 南虞编著 82.世界三大宗教与中国文化/田青
83.音乐的故事/（德）保罗·贝克著 马立 张雪燕译 84.读史入门/许凌云著
85.历史学是什么？ 葛剑雄著 86.万历十五年/（美）黄仁宇著
87.文化大革命十年史/ 高皋 严家其著 88.法律学是什么？ 贺卫方著
89.法律的训诫/（英）丹宁勋爵著 杨百揆 刘庸安 丁健译
班级： 姓名: 自评分:
A.缄（xián）默 迸（bèng）发 苗圃（pǔ） 津（jīn）津有味
B.哀号（háo） 溃（kuì）退 忐（tǎn）忑 长吁（yū）短叹
C.哺（bǔ）育 诘（jié）问 蓬蒿（gāo） 歇（xiē）斯底里
D.亢（kàng）奋 啜（chuò）泣 沉湎（miǎn） 随声附和（hè）
A.凛冽 繁衍 不可名状 心旷神怡 B.笑柄 迁徙 长途跋涉 莫衷一事
C.许诺 恻隐 通霄达旦 一拍即合 D.安祥 涟漪 盛气凌人 妙笔生花
A．幸至丞相府归我 幸：希望 B．后以儒术举为侍郎 举：被推举
C．茂辟左右问之曰 辟：躲避 D．小者可论 论：判罪
高 等 教 育
班级： 姓名: 自评分:
A．丫杈（chà） 长吁（xū）短叹 应和（hè） 猝（cuì）然长逝
B. 羁绊（pàn ） 中流砥（dǐ）柱 蛮横（hénɡ） 戛（jiá）然而止
C．媲（pì）美 引颈受戮（lù） 拗（ào）口 根深蒂（dì）固
D．绮（qǐ）丽 莫衷（chōnɡ）一是 炮制（páo） 怏怏（yānɡ）不乐
A．诘责 更胜一筹 禁锢 恪尽职守
B．亵渎 龙吟凤秽 清洌 通宵达旦
C．阑语 相得益彰 混淆 翻来覆去
D．惬意 神秘莫测 沉缅 断壁残园
① 终于回到了魂牵梦萦的故乡，再次走上熟悉的大街小巷， 想起许多童年的往事。
② 由于公司上下精打细算，仅第一季度就 经费近百万元。
③ 各级领导干部一定要把人民群众的安危冷暖时刻放在心上，勤政为民、扎实工作，为人民群众 实实在在的利益。
A．不免 节余 谋取 B．不免 结余 牟取
C．难免 节余 谋取 D．难免 结余 牟取
班级： 姓名: 自评分:
A、狡黠 (xiá ) 剽悍（biāo） 暂时（zhàn） 戛然而止（jiá）
B、提防（dī） 星宿（xiù） 胆怯(qiè) 强弩之末（qiáng）
C、纤(qiān) 细 殷红（yīn） 闷热（mèn） 茅塞顿开（sè）
D、龟裂(jūn) 称职（chèng） 应酬（yìng） 屡见不鲜（xiān）
A、闲暇 锋芒必露 振灾 不言而喻
B、琐屑 水泄不通 恣睢 正经危坐
C、安祥 心喜若狂 泛滥 两全其美
D、阴晦 明察秋毫 游弋 悬梁刺股
（2）床头屋漏无干处， 。 （杜甫《茅屋为秋风所破歌》）
⑴可爱者甚蕃 蕃： ⑵ 陶后鲜有闻 鲜：
⑶濯清涟而不妖 濯： ⑷ 予谓菊 谓：
③隔着那片陷落，我不能触摸那结。也许当年有人要取它的绿荫，而它不给。也不走 ，就那么缠着、守着那一方泥土，不肯离去不忍离去不愿离去，就那么缠着，缠着它的风流还有劫难决不超脱决不化解，给这世界的淡漠与善于遗忘大写 出一个死活不息的执拗。外面的世界很精彩，人们都这么说，可是谁也不能肯定外面的世界有还是没有那一块可以托付终身的泥土。现在只有根了。土地骄傲，土地孕育了这么执拗的一个情结；只认可它只依恋它只陪伴它只为它 存在。就是那种特别的女人，把心种在什么地方就不再离去，那地方辉煌也罢荒废也罢，它只为了自己那份情怀，只为它曾经付出正在付出还要付出，主要为自己的付出标定一个绝对长度，纳一双蹬倒山的大头鞋，走它只要活着就走、能走多久就走多久的旅程。
班级： 姓名: 自评分:
A. 闷热（mēn） 禁锢（jìn） 着落（zháo） 重荷（hè） 无人问津（jīn）
B. 教诲（huì） 驯良（xùn） 憎恨（zēnɡ） 召唤（zhāo） 猝然长逝（cù）
C. 挑衅（xìn） 哺乳（bǔ） 讣告（fù） 文绉绉（zhōu） 惟妙惟肖（xiào）
D. 脸颊（jiá ） 炽热（zhì） 黄晕（yùn） 强迫（qiǎnɡ） 垂涎三尺（yán）
A. 雄辨 琐事 哄堂大笑 隐天弊日 坚韧不拔
B. 湛蓝 掳掠 脍炙人口 出类拔萃 油然而生
C. 风采 跋涉 舍生取义 别出新裁 再接再励
D. 真谛 慰籍 呕心沥血 一愁莫展 黯然失色
A.②④①③ B. ③①②④ C.②③④① D. ④①②③
征拜侍中，与董昭同僚。昭常枕则膝卧，推下之，曰：“苏则之膝，非佞人之枕也。”初，则及临淄侯植闻魏氏代汉，皆发服悲哭，文帝闻植如此，而不闻则也。帝在洛阳，尝从容言曰：“吾应天而禅，而闻有哭者，何也？”则谓为见问，须髯悉张，欲正论以对。侍中傅巽掐则日：“不谓卿也。”于是乃止。文帝问则日：“前破酒泉、张掖，西域通使，敦煌献径寸大珠，可复求市益得不？”则对曰：“若陛下化洽中国，德流沙漠，即不求自至；求而得之，不足贵也。”帝默然。后则从行猎，槎桎[注]拔，失鹿，帝大怒，踞胡床拔刀，悉收督吏，将斩之。则 稽 首 曰 臣 闻 古 之 圣 王 不 以 禽 兽 害 人 今 陛 下 方 隆 唐 尧 之 化而 以 猎 戏 多 杀 群 吏 愚 臣 以 为 不 可 敢 以 死 请 ”帝曰：“卿，直臣也。”遂皆赦之。然以此见惮。黄初四年，左迁东平相。未至，道病薨，谥曰刚侯。
（选自《三国志》 [注]槎桎（chá zhì）：拦截野兽的围栏。
则 稽 首 曰 臣 闻 古 之 圣 王 不 以 禽 兽 害 人 今 陛 下 方 隆 唐 尧 之 化 而 以 猎 戏 多 杀 群 吏 愚 臣 以 为 不 可 敢 以 死 请。
（摘自《炎黄春秋》2001年第1期 汪志霞 聂冷 文）
班级： 姓名: 自评分:
A．蝉联 禅让 殚精竭虑 箪食壶浆 B．歼灭 忏悔 纤尘不染 安土重迁
C．分娩 央浼 力挽狂澜 冠冕堂皇 D．亢奋 伉俪 引吭高歌 沆瀣一气
A．泥淖 杯盘狼藉 哀声叹气 坐收渔人之利
B．喝彩 扪参历井 水泄不通 无所不用其及
C．忖度 甘拜下风 集思广益 盛名之下，其实难副
D．部署 各行其事 相辅相成 金玉其外，败絮其中
A．超脱 警醒 徘徊 B．超越 警醒 徘徊
C．超脱 惊醒 徜徉 D．超越 惊醒 徜徉
（1）欲渡黄河冰塞川， 。（ 李白《行路难》）
A．系颈以组： 组：绳索 B．欲止宫休舍 止：阻止
C．父老苦秦苛法久矣 以……为苦 D．偶语者弃巿 弃市：杀头
班级： 姓名: 自评分:
A．金瓯(ōu) 桎梏(kù) 蜚声(fēi) 称(chēng)兄道弟
B．拙劣(zhuō) 讣告(bù) 迤逦(yǐ) 毋庸置疑(wú)
C．逡巡(qūn) 希冀(jì) 干瘪(biě) 窸窸窣窣(suō)
D．扉页(fēi) 戏谑(xuè) 追溯(sù) 蓊蓊郁郁(wěng)
A．亘古(gèn) 坍圮(pǐ) 绸缪(móu) 赫然(hè)
B．惆怅(chuàng) 对峙(zhì) 戕灭(qiāng) 深邃(suì)
C．袅娜(niǎo) 霎时(shà) 凌驾(líng) 云翳(yì)
D．枯竭(kū) 罪孽(niè) 蹂躏(lìn) 颓墙(tuí)
A．雾蔼 战栗 浩淼 出类拔萃
B．墙桅 濡养 惆怅 历尽苍桑
C．白皙 喧嚣 斑驳 相濡以沫
D．熨帖 推祟 商榷 姗姗来迟
（2） ，梦回吹角连营。（辛弃疾《破阵子·为陈同甫赋壮词以寄之》）（3）孤山寺北贾亭西， 。（白居易《钱塘湖春行》）
A．卿拟如何处置 拟：准备、打算 B．是使臣理畿甸积弊 理：治理
C．但郑光再三干朕 干：冒犯 D．积年不输官赋 输：交纳
班级： 姓名: 自评分:
A．翘首（qiáo） 殷勤（yīn） 汲取 （ xī） 镌刻 （juān）
B．摇曳（ yè ） 庇荫（yìn） 絮聒 （guō） 桂冠 （guān）
C．喑哑（yīn） 眸子（móu） 蜷伏 （quán） 刹那 （shà）
D．诡计（guǐ） 栖居（ qī） 衷情 （chōng） 缔结 （dì）
A．未泯（mǐn） 罗绮 （yǐ） 挫折（cuò） 围炉拥衾（qīn）
B．簌簌（shù） 钏镯 （chuàn） 酣然（hān） 战战兢兢（jīng）
C．迷惘（mǎng） 啮齿 （niè） 灼热 （zhuó） 茫然失措（cuò）
D．亲戚（qī） 亵渎 （xiè） 泱泱（yāng） 初来乍到（zhà）
A．敷衍 峥嵘 颓圮 篷头垢面
B．流连 颓圮 隽永 人情鬼蜮
C．睽违 抱撼 嗔怪 狗尾续貂
D．寒喧 磅礴 纨绔 分道扬镳
（5） ，, 甲光向日金鳞开。李贺《雁门太守行》
A． 秦女好 好：美丽 B．不能无怨望 望：埋怨
C．来，吾生汝父 生：生下来 D．伍胥遂亡 亡：逃跑
班级： 姓名: 自评分:
A．契机（qiè） 熠熠(yì) 一泓(hóng) 凝眸（móu）
B．熙攘(ráng) 高亢(kàng) 银镯（zhuó） 诡异（guǐ）
C．数轴（zóu） 荸荠(bó) 俨然（yǎn) 剔除（tī）
D．湮没（yān） 怏怏（yàng） 倏地（shū） 衍生(yǎn)
A．涟漪(yī) 吆喝(yāo) 谬种(miù) 垂涎欲滴(yán)
B．晕眩 (xuán) 草窠（guǒ) 乍看(zhà) 临峰翘望(qiào)
C．借贷（dài ） 红绡(shāo) 炮烙(pào) 面面相觑(qù)
D．讪笑(shàn) 蹒跚(shān) 晌午(xiáng) 扪参历井（shēn）
A．一粲 流趟 喑哑 漂泊无定
B．蹙缩 鸿濛 心绯 惴惴不安
C．缭绕 栖居 冒味 聊以慰籍
D．凛冽 形骇 烟蔼 呕哑嘲哳
① 由于广泛使用杀虫剂，某些昆虫已 出对人们使用的某一杀虫剂具有抗药性的超级品种。
② 人类急躁 的步伐胜过了自然界稳健的步履，事物很快发生变化，新情况急剧不断地产生。
③ 发出这样的大声，它必须猛力扭动身体， 于让反冲力把它弹到两三厘米高的空中。
A．衍化 轻率 以致 B．衍化 轻浮 以至
C．演化 轻浮 以致 D．演化 轻率 以至
A．遂署议曹祭酒 署：签署 B．每致困乏 致：招致，导致
C．履正奉公 履：实行，做 D．延即发兵破之 破：击败
1. The lion， the Witch and the Wardrobe （C.S. Lewis） 《狮子，女巫和衣橱》
2. The Old Man and the Sea （Ernest Hemingway） 《老人与海》
3. A Wrinkle in Time（Madeleine L'Engle） 《时间的纹路》
4. The Pearl（John Steinbeck）《珍珠》
5. The Long Winter （Laura Ingalls Wilder） 《漫漫长冬》
6. Little Prince （Antoine de Saint-Exupery）《小王子》
7. Black Beauty （Anna Sewell） 《黑骏马》
8. Charlotte's Web（E.B.White）《夏洛特的网》
1. Where's Tom'? His mother __ him now.
A. is looking for B. will look for C. has looked for D. Looks for
2.— What is Tom doing now? —He ______ basketball over there.
A. is playing B. will play C. has played D. was playing
3. —What’s the weather like?
—Oh, it ___ outside. Take an umbrella with you.
A. rains B. is raining C. was raining D. rained
4. You can’t use the bathroom right now. Robbie ______ a shower.
A. takes B. will take C. is taking
5. Look! The boys _______ football on the playground.
A. plays B. play C. are playing D. played
6. Don't make so much noise. The children _______an English lesson.
A. have B. are having C. were having
7. Today is Women's Day. My father and I __ a special gift for my mother now.
A. make B. made C. are making
8.—What’s that noise? —Oh, I forgot to tell you. The neighbors __ for a party.
A. prepare B. are preparing C. will prepare D. have prepared
9.----Where is Michael? ----He ____TV at home , I think.
A. watches B. watched C. is watching D. was watching
10. Listen! The phone ＿＿＿. Please go to answer it.
A. rings B. is ringing C. rang D. will ring
11. — Please turn off the radio, grandma ___now. —OK, I'll do it right now.
A. is sleeping B. will sleep C. slept D. sleeps
12. —What are you doing? —I’m ________ TV.
A. watching B. watches C. watched
13.The workers _a new bridge now. The traffic in Guangzhou will be better soon.
A. build B. were building C. built D. are building
14. The population of the world still now.
A. will; grow B. has; grown C. is; growing D. is; grown
15. –I’ve not finished my project yet. – Hurry up! Our friends _____ for us.
A. wait B. are waiting C. will wait D. have waited
16. It _____ hard outside. You have to stay at home.
A. rain B. is raining C. rained
17. Look! Jack and his monkey ______ flying disk together in the garden.
A. is playing B. was playing C. are playing D. were playing
18.—Alan, it’s late. Why not go to bed?—Jenny hasn’t come back yet. I____for her.
A. waited B. have waited C. am waiting D. was waiting
19. — May I speak to Mr Morgan? — Sorry. He ______ on the farm.
A. works. B. worked C. is working D. has worked
20—Please turn off the TV. The baby _____. —OK. I’ll go out for a walk.
A. sleeps B. slept C. is sleeping D. was sleeping
21.---Where is Grace? ---She __in the yard.
A. reads B. read C.is reading D.was reading
22. Don’t make so much noise. The children an English lesson.
A. have B. are having C. were having
23. Listen! Someone _________ for help!
A. called B. is calling C. has called
24. The girl with her grandparents for the moment because her parents are both very busy
A. lived B. is living C. live D. was living
25. Mr. Smith works with a mobile phone company, but he _________ for this international meeting, since he is on holiday.
A. works B. is working C. has worked D. had worked
Looking back on my children, I am convinced that naturalists are born and not made. Although we were all 1 in the same way, my 2 and sisters soon gave up their pressed flowers and insects. Unlike them, I had no ear for music and 3 , I was not an early reader and I could not do mental arithmetic (n. 算术).
Before World War I we 4 our summer holidays in Hungary. I have only the 5 of the house we lived in, of my room and my toys. Nor do I recall 6 the large family of grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins who 7 next door. But I do have a clear memory of the dogs, the farm 8 , the local birds and, above all, the insects.
I am a 9 , not a scientist. I have a strong 10 of natural world, and my enthusiasm had led me into varied investigations. I love discussing my favorite topics and enjoy burning the midnight oil while reading about other people’s observations and discoveries.
1. A. brought out B. brought about C. brought up D. brought back
2. A. brothers B. parents C. cousins D. aunts
3. A. snobs B. smiles C. laughters D. languages
4. A. spent B. purchased C. wounded D. burnt
5. A. honour B. memory C. pleasure D. delight
6. A. appropriately B. apparently C. clearly D. obviously
7. A. collected B. gathered C. concentrated D. focused
8. A. products B. animals C. fields D. skies
9. A. naturalist B. philosopher C. chemist D. mathematician
10. A. wish B. eagerness C. imagination D. Love
Once there was a rich man in a village, but he never gave anything to help others. Nobody liked him in the village. One day he said to them, "I know you don't like me. When I die, I 1 (give) everything to you. Then everyone will be happy."
Even the nobody believed him. The rich man couldn't understand 2 they didn't believe him. One day he went for a walk. 3 a tree he happened to hear a pig and a cow 4 (talk).
The pig said to the cow, "Everybody likes you but 5 likes me. Why? When I die, I will provide people 6 meat, ham and so on. I will give three or four things to 7 . But you give only one thing---milk. Why do people like you all the time 8 not me?"
The cow answered, "Look, I give them milk while I'm alive. They see that I am generous with what I have. But you don't give them anything while you're alive. Only after you're dead 9 you give them meat, ham and so on. People don't believe in the future. They believe in the present."
From then on, the rich man did all his best to help 10 poor. Everyone began to like him. And he felt quite happy.
Years ago, many zoos kept all kinds of animals in small cages(笼子). Small cages made it easy for people to see the animals, but a small cage is not a good place for an animal to live in.
Today zoos keep animals in different kinds of cages. The cages are very big and open. They usually have plants and a little lake. The cages look like the animals' habitats
Zoos help to protect all kinds of animals. They protect animals in the zoo and they protect animals in the wild. How do they do this? Zoos teach people how animals live in the wild. Zoos want people to help protect the animals' wild habitats.
Many plants and animals are going extinct. Mammoths, which are related (有关联的) with Asia elephants, are now extinct. There are no mammoths in the world today, Scientists say that seventy- four different kinds of living things go extinct every day!
Zoos are working together to stop animals from going extinct.
1. Zoos kept animals in small cages so that people can
A. protect them B. see them better C. feed them D. save them
2. Today, zoos keep animals
A. in bigger cages B. in the wild C. in smaller cages D. in the field
3. To protect animals, zoos
A. are trying to keep all kinds of animals B. are trying to free the animals
C. teach people more about animals D. want people to feed the animals
4. A mammoth is a kind of_ _ that has gone extinct.
A. plant B. bird C. animal D. tree
5. An animal or a plant that is going extinct __
A. no longer exists(存在) in the world B. comes into this world soon
C. becomes very dangerous D. has fewer and fewer living members
Australia is the largest island in the world. It is a little smaller than China. It is in the south of the earth. Australia is big, but its population is small. The population of Australia is nearly as large as that of Shanghai.
Enough laws (法律) have been made to fight against pollution. The cities in Australia have got little air or water pollution. The sky is blue and the water is clean. You can clearly see fish swimming in the rivers. Plants grow very well.
Last month we visited Perth, the biggest city in Western Australia, and went to a wild flowers' exhibition (展览).There we saw a large number of wild flowers we had never seen before. We had a wonderful time. Perth is famous for its beautiful wild flowers. In spring every year Perth has the wild flowers' exhibition. After visiting Perth, we spent a day in the countryside. We sat down and had a rest near a path at the foot of a hill. It was quiet and we enjoyed ourselves.
Suddenly we heard bells ringing at the top of the hill. What we saw made us pick up all our things and run back to the car as quickly as we could. There were about three hundred sheep coming towards us down the path.
Australia is famous for its sheep and kangaroos. After a short drive from any town, you will find yourself in the middle of white sheep. Sheep, sheep, everywhere are sheep.
6. Australia is
A. the largest country in the world B. larger than China
C. as large as Shanghai D. not so large as China
7. Enough laws have been made to__
A．increase the population B. grow more plants
C. fight against pollution D. show wild flowers
8. Perth is_
A. the capital of Australia B. in the west of Australia
C. in the east of Australia D. the biggest city in Australia
9. In Perth you may visit a wild flowers' exhibition in
A. October B. January C. May D. July
10. Which of the following sentences is TRUE?
A. All the big cities in Australia are seriously polluted.
B. Australia .is famous for its sheep, kangaroos and large population.
C. We ran back to the car because we were in the middle of the white sheep..
D. If you go to the countryside in Australia, you will see a large number of White sheep.
Whenever the sun dropped and the blue sky came up, my father and I used to climb the mountain near my house. Walking together, my father and I used to have a lot of conversations through which I learned lessons from his experiences. He always told me, “You should have goals like climbing the mountain.” Without the mountain-climbing that we both enjoyed . We couldn’t have enough time to spend together because my father was very busy. I really got a lot from mountain-climbing. It gave me time to talk with my father and to be in deep thought as well as develop my patience (耐力).
Once we climbed a very high mountain. It was so challenging for me because I was only ten years old. During the first few hours of climbing . I enjoyed the flowers and trees, and the birds’ singing, but as time passed, I got a pain in both of my legs. I wanted to quit climbing. In fact, I hated it at that mountain, but my father said to me, “You can always see a beautiful sky at the top of the mountain, but you can’t see it before you reach the top. Only there at the top, can you see all of the nice things, just like in life.”
At that time, I was too young to understand his words. But later after that, I got knew hope and confidence. I found myself standing at the top of the sky, which was as clear as crystal (水晶).
11. The passage tells us that mountain-climbing was _____for Father and Son.
A. hard B. enjoyable C. painful D. comfortable
12. The word “quit” in the passage means “______”.
A. carry on B. put off C. give up D. pick up
13. Which of the following is the closest (最接近的) in meaning to the father’s words in the second paragraph?
A. You will get all you need at the top of the mountain.
B. The sky is always as clear as crystal.
C. You can find life is full of nice things.
D. Never give up half-way.
14. We can infer (推断) from the last paragraph that ______.
A. the writer was very successful in his life.
B. the writer reached the top of the mountain.
C. thought the writer was young, he could understand his father.
D. the writer used to stop half-way when he climbed the mountain.
15. The best title (题目) for the passage is “______”.
A. Reaching the Top of the Mountain B. Standing at the Top of the Mountain
C. Conversations between Father and Son D. How to Get to the Top of the Mountain
Many of your favourite stars Taiwan.
There’s my CD player. Can you put it right for me?
We to get on well with our friends.
50 million people during World War Ⅱ.
The changes of the mainland are so great that Mr Lin
to his hometown.
It's 10 o'clock. _____________________ have a rest.
_____________________ a little hard thinking.
My father _______________________ twelve last night.
1.Jenny! Do you know that one-third of the boys in our class______ the singer Zhang Shaohan?
A. like B. likes C. liking
2. The sense of happiness will increase if you ______ what you like to do.
A. do B. did C. will do
3. Betty will ring me up when she _______ in Beijing.
A. arrive B. arrives C. arrived D. will arrive
4. If you _____ your homework, you can go out to play football.
A. finish B. will finish C. are finishing
5.Now my father _____ his bike to work every day instead of driving.
A. ride B. rode C. rides D. will ride
6. This girl is ready to help people any time. When she is on the bus, she always
her seat to someone in need.
A. gives B. give C. gave D. giving
7. —When will he leave for Shanghai? —As soon as he _ his work.
A. finished B. will finish C. is finishing D. finishes
8. Although Bill isn’t rich enough, he often ______ money to the poor.
A. will give B. was giving C. gives D. gave
9. ----Can your father drive? ----Yes, and he to work every day.
A. is driving B. drove C. drives D. has driven
10. John likes playing soccer very much and he _____ about one hour playing it every day.
A. spent B. will spend C. has spent D. spends
11. Good books ____ again and again.
A. should be readed B. should be read C. must read D. ought to read
12. The children ____ by the nurse.
A. were looked B. looked after C. were looked after D. looked
13. He ___ some pieces of advice, but he ____ to them.
A. gave, didn't listen B. was given, wasn't listened
C. give, wasn't listened D. was given, didn't listen
14. When____ the accident _____ ?
A. was, happen B. did, happen C. is, happen D. was, happened
15. The question ____ by us soon.
A. is going to discuss B. will discuss C. is going to be discussed D. has been discussed
16. The lab ____ about five years ago.
A. was builded B. was built C. builds D. has been built
17. A lot of tall buildings _____ in his hometown in the last three years.
A. have set up B. have been set up C. were set up D. set up
18. They ____ printing 500 copies by the end of last month.
A. had finished B. have finished C. had been finished D. have been finished
19. Rice ___ also _____ in their hometown.
A. is…grown B. is…grew C. was…grew D. was…grown
20. He ____ by the teachers.
A. is always praised B. Praises C. have been praised D. always is praised
21. Great changes ____ place. Many new schools____.
A. have taken, have been opened B. take, are open
C. are taken, open D. have been taken, are opened
22. The picture______ in October, 1996.
A. was taking B. had been taken C. was taken D. had taken
23. We can't use the bridge now, because it______ .
A. has been repaired B. is repairing C. is repaired D. is being repaired
24. I ______the way to the railway station by a policeman.
A. was shown B. showed C. have shown D. was showing
25. The war______ in 1941.
A. broke out B. had been broken out C. was broken out D. had broken out
I consider myself something of an expert on apologies. A quick temper has provided me with plenty of opportunities to make them. In one of my earliest 1 , my mother is telling me, “Don’t watch the 2 when you say, ‘I’m sorry’. Hold your head up and look at the person in the 3 , so he’ll know you mean it.”
My mother thus made the key point of a successful apology: it must be direct. You must never 4 to be doing something else. You do not look through a pile of letters while apologizing to a person 5 in position after blaming him or her for a mistake that turned out to be your fault. You do not apologize to a hostess, whose guest of honor you treat 6 , by sending flowers the next day without mentioning your bad manners.
One of the important things you should do for an effective apology is readiness to 7 the responsibility for our careless mistakes. We are used to making excuses, which leaves no 8 for the other person to forgive us. Since most people are open-hearted, the no-excuse apology leaves both parties feeling 9 about themselves. That, after all, is the purpose of every apology. It 10 little whether the apologizer is wholly or only partly at fault: answering for one’s actions encourages others to take their share of the blame.
1. A. dreams B. courses C. memories D. ideas
2. A. side B. ground C. wall D. bottom
3. A. mind B. soul C. face D. eye
4. A. pretend B. forget C. refuse D. expect
5. A. poorer B. weaker C. worse D. lower
6. A. cruelly B. freely C. roughly D. foolishly
7. A. raise B. perform C. admit D. bear
8. A. situation B. need C. sign D. room
9. A. wiser B. warmer C. better D. cleverer
10. A. cares B. matters C. depends D. remains
On a Friday night, a poor young artist stood at the gate of the subway station, playing his violin. The music was so great 1 many people slowed down their paces and put some money into the hat of the young man.
The next day, the young artist went there again. Different 2 the day before, he took out a large piece of paper and 3 (lay) it on the ground and put some stones on it. Then he adjusted the violin and began playing.
Before long, he 4 (surround) with people, who were all attracted by the words on that paper. It said, "Last night, a gentleman named George Sang put an important thing into my hat 5 mistake. Please come to claim 6 soon."
After about half 7 hour, a middle-aged man ran there in a hurry and asked if he had seen a lottery (彩票). After the young violinist made sure it was Mr. George Sang, he returned the lottery with a prize of $500,000 to him.
Later someone asked the violinist, "Why didn't you take the lottery ticket for yourself?"
The violinist said, " 8 I don't have much money, I live happily; but if I lose 9 (honest) I won't be happy forever."
Through our lives, we can gain a lot and lose so much. But 10 (be) honest should always be with us.
People usually talk about two groups of colours: warm colours and cool colours. Scientists think that there are also two groups of people: people who prefer warm colours and people who prefer cool colours.
The warm colours are red, orange and yellow. Where there are warm colours and a lot of light, people usually want to be active(活跃的). People think that red example is exciting sociable (善交际的) people, those who like to be with others like red. The cool colours are green, blue and purple. These colours unlike warm colours, are relaxing. Where there are cool colours, people are usually quiet. People who like to spend time alone often prefer blue.
Red may be exciting but one scientist says that time seems to pass more slow in a room with warm colours than in a room with cool colours. He suggested that a warm colour such as red or orange, is a good colour for a living room or a restaurant.
People who are relaxing（休闲）or eating don’t want time to pass quickly. Cool colours are better for offices of factories as the people who work there want time to pass quickly. Scientist don’t know why people think some colours are warm and other colours are cool.
However, almost everyone agree that warm colours remind (使想起) people of warm days and cool colours remind them of cool days. Because in the north the sun is low during winter, the sunlight appears quite blue. Because the sun higher during summer, the hot summer sunlight appears yellow.
1. When people talk about two groups of people, they mean those that ________.
A. like warm colours and like cool colours
B. are yellow, red and yellow
C. are warm colours and cool colours
D. are green, blue and purple
2. The people who like warm colours _________.
A. are very hard to get on with others
B. are very easy to get on with others
C. like to stay at home by themselves
D. don’t like to be with others
3. Which is the best title? _________.
A. Two groups of colours B. Cool colours
C. Warm colours D. Colours and people
Over thirty thousand years ago, people from northern Asia went to America. Today, we call these people Indians.
The Indians went to America because the weather began to change. Northern Asia became very cold. Everything froze. They had to move or die. How did the first Indians go to America? They walked!
Later Columbus found the New World in 1492. At first, only a few Europeans followed. They traveled to America in boats. For the next three hundred years, about 500,000 people went there. Then the number grew very quickly. From 1815 to 1915, over thirty-two million Europeans left their countries and went to the United States. The biggest groups were from Germany and Italy. These Europeans spoke many different languages. Most of them took almost no money. They went to America so that they could find a better life.
4. went to America first.
A. People from northern Asia B. People from Europe
C. People from Germany D. Columbus
5. Why did the Indians go to America? Because .
A. northern Asia became very hot B. northern Asia became very cold
C. they were interested in America D. they liked traveling
6. The first Europeans went to America .
A. by plane B. by bike C. by boat D. by train
7. These Europeans .
A. didn’t speak the same language B. spoke English only
C. spoke German only D. spoke both English and German
It was Monday. Mrs. Smith's dog was hungry, but there was not any meat in the house.
Considering that there was no better way. Mrs. Smith took a piece of paper, and wrote the following words on it, "Give my dog half a pound of meat. " Then she gave the paper to her dog and said gently, "Take this to the butcher. And he's going to give you your lunch today. "
Holding the piece of paper in its mouth, the dog ran to the butcher's. It gave the paper to the butcher. The butcher read it carefully, recognized that it was really the lady's handwriting and soon did it as he was asked to. The dog was very happy, and ate the meat up at once.
At noon, the dog came to the shop again. It gave the butcher a piece of paper again. After reading it. he gave it half a pound of meat once more.
The next day, the dog came again exactly at noon. And as usual, it brought a piece of paper in the mouth. This time, the butcher did not take a look at paper, and gave the dog its meat, for he had regarded the dog as one of his customers.
But, the dog came again at four o'clock. And the same thing happened once again. To the butcher's more surprise, it came for the third time at six o'clock, and brought with it a third piece of paper. The butcher felt a bit surprised. He said to himself, "This is a small dog. Why does Mrs. Smith give it so much meat to eat today?"Looking at the piece of paper, he found that there were not any words on it!
8. The butcher did not give any meat to the dog____________.
A. before he felt sure that the words were really written by Mrs. Smith
B. when he found that the words on the paper were not clear
C. because he had sold out all the meat in his shop
D. until he was paid enough by Mrs. Smith
9. From its experience(经历), the dog found that__________.
A. only the paper with Mrs. Smiths words in it could bring it meat
B. the butcher would give the meat to it whenever he saw it
C. Mrs. Smith would pay for the meat it got from the butcher
D. a piece of paper could bring it half a pound of meat
10. At the end of the story, you'll find that__________.
A. the dog was clever enough to write on the paper
B. the dog would not go to the butcher's any more
C. the butcher was told not to give any meat to the dog
D. the butcher found himself fooled by the clever animal
In 1826, a Frenchman named Niepce needed pictures for his business. But he was not a good artist. So he invented a very simple camera. He put it in a window of his house and took a picture of his garden. That was the first photo.
The next important date in the history of photography(摄影术) was in 1837. That year, Daguerro, another Frenchman, took a picture of his reading room. He used a new kind of camera in a different way. In his picture you could see everything very clearly, even the smallest thing. This kind of photo was called a Daguerro type.
Soon, other people began to use Daguerro’s way. Travelers brought back wonderful photos from all around the world. People took pictures of famous buildings, cities and mountains.
In about 1840, photography was developed. Then photographers could take pictures of people and moving things. That was not simple. The photographers had to carry a lot of film and other machines. But this did not stop them. For example, some in the United States worked so hard.
Mathew Brady was a famous American photographer. He took many pictures of great people. The pictures were unusual because they were very lifelike(栩栩如生的). Photographers also became one kind of art by the end of the 19th century. Some photos were not just copies of the real world. They showed the feelings, like other kinds of art.
11. The first photo taken by Niepce was a picture of .
A. his business B. his house C. his garden D. his window
12. The Daguerro type was .
A. a Frenchman B. a kind of picture C. a kind of camera D. a photography
13. If a photographer wanted to take pictures of moving things in the year of 1840s, he had
A. watch lots of films B. buy an expensive camera
C. stop in most cities D. take many films and something else with him
14. Mathew Brady .
A. was very life like B. was famous for his unusual pictures
C. was quite strong D. took many pictures of moving people
15. This passage tells us .
A. how photography was developed
B. how to show your ideas and feelings in pictures
C. how to take pictures in world
D. how to use different cameras
They the great changes in our hometown.
Are you going to take part in the sports meeting next week?
When their car becomes old, they buy a new one repair it.
My friend to his job and to begin his own business.
Lien Chan’s ____________________ the Mainland of China ___________________________ _____________the future of their motherland.
1. Paul ant I ____ tennis yesterday. He did much better than 1.
A. play B. will play C. played D. are playing
2.A big party was held in NO.18 Middle School last night, the teacher with students _____ singing
and dancing happily at the party.
A. is B. was C. are D. were
3. Mr. Black is going to marry a girl he _______ in Japan last year.
A. meets B. met C. has met D. would meet
4. He went into his room, the light and began to work.
A. has turned on B. turned off C. turned on D. has turned off
5．—What did Mr．Smith do before he came to China?
—He in a car factory．
A．worked B．works C．is working D．will work
6. —Have you ever been to Hong Kong？
—Yes, I ＿＿＿ there last month.
A. went to B. have been C. went D. had gone
7. This morning I had hardly got to my school when it_____ to rain.
A. had begun B. was beginning C. began D. begins
8. Tom, along with three other boys, seen playing football a moment ago.
A. is B. was C. are D. were
9. — How was your trip to Hang Zhou, Jim?
—Great! We ___ to Xixi National Wetland Park.
A. go B. am going C. will go D. went
10. The last time I ______ to the cinema was two years ago.
A. go B. have gone C. have been D. Went
11. — Have you ever been to Canada?
— Yes, I there last year with my parents.
A. have been B. have gone C. went D. go
12. I called you, but nobody answered. Where _______ you?
A. is B. are C. was D. were
13. ---Have you ever been to Shanghai?
---Yes. I _____ there a few months ago.
A have been B. went C. have gone D. go
14.----- What did Mr. Smith do before he came to China?
-----He ______ in a car factory.
A. works B. worked C. is working D. will work
15.—Lin Kai, hand in your homework, please.
—Oh, sorry. I ______ it at home this morning.
A. was leaving B. has left C. will leave D. left
16. I'm now in New York with my friend Jenny. We_____ by plane on Monday.
a. arrive B. arrived C. are arriving D. will arrive
17．—Guess What! The great movie is on in the cinema．
一Nothing new．I_________ it with my parents on the first day.
A．saw B．see C．will see D. have been
18. If it had been fine yesterday, we could have watched that air show. But it _______ all day.
A. has rained B. had rained C. rained D. rains
19. –When _______ your mother _______ you that blue dress, Lucy?
–Sorry, I really can’t remember. Maybe two or three weeks ago.
A. will; buy B. does; buy C. did; buy
20. －I’ve got a ticket for the basketball game tonight.
－Cool！How you it?
A. had, got B. did, get C. were, getting D. will, get
21. Hello! I'm very glad to see you. When________ you_________ here?
A. did; arrive B. will; arrive C. have; arrived D. are; arriving
22. —I have to be off right now.
—What a pity! I you could stay a little longer with us.
A. think B. am thinking C. thought
23. Tom was so careless that he __ his right arm when he was riding to school.
A. hurts B. hurt C. has hurt D. had hurt
24. —I ______ something wrong just now. May 1 use your eraser?
—Of course. Here you are.
A. write B. wrote C. am writing
25. What’s the best present you have ever ________?
A. received B. receives C. receiving D. receive
There was a woman in Detroit, who had two sons. She was worried about them, especially the younger one, Ben, 1 he was not doing well in school. Boys in his class made jokes about him because he seemed so 2 .
The mother 3 that she would, herself, have to get her sons to do better in school. She told them to go to the Detroit Public Library to read a 4 a week and do a report about it for her.
One day, in Ben's 5 , the teacher held up a rock and asked if anyone knew it. Ben put up his hand and the teacher let him 6 . "Why did Ben raise his hand?" they wondered. "He 7 said anything. What could he possibly want to say?"
Well, Ben not only 8 the rock; he said a lot about it. He named other rocks in its group and even knew 9 the teacher had found it. The teacher and the students were 10 . Ben had learned all this from doing one of his book 11 .
Ben later went on to the 12 of his class. When he finished high school, he went to Yale University and at last became one of the best doctors in the United States.
After Ben had grown up, he 13 something about his mother that he did not know as a 14 .
She, herself, had never learned how to 15 .
1. A. because
Love yourself. Love the things that make you. If you love yourself, you can jump into your life 1 a springboard of self-confidence. If you love yourself, you can say what you want to say, go 2 you want to go.
The world can be a tough place, and 3 of the billions of people out there 4 (try) to knock you down. Don't join them. Do things that make you 5 (pride), then take pride in 6 you do and in who you are.
Keep pursuing your individuality. Keep being yourself and becoming yourself. It can be comforting to dress and act 7 everyone else. But it is grander to be different, to be unique, to be you.
I'm the only me in 8 whole wide world.
"Let me listen to me and not to them," wrote Gertrude Stein. It makes sense to consider the advice and opinions of 9 people. But don't let their noise drown out your inner voice. And don't let the way you sometimes talk or behave in front of others 10 (make) you lose sight of who you are when you are alone, when you are most you.
Heroes of Our Time
A good heart
Dikembe Mutombo grew up in Africa among great poverty and disease. He came to Georgetown University on a scholarship to study medicine---but Coach John Thompson got a look at Dikembe and had a different idea. Dikembe became a star in the NBA, and a citizen of the United States. But he never forgot the land of his birth, or the duty to share his fortune with others. He built a new hospital in his old hometown in the Congo. A friend has said of this good-hearted man: “Mutombo believes that God has given him this chance to do great things.”
Success and kindness
After her daughter was born, Julie Aigner-Clark searched for ways to share her love of music and art with her child. So she borrowed some equipment, and began filming children’s videos in her own house. The Baby Einstein Company was born, and in just five years her business grew to more than $20 million in sales. And she is using her success to help others—producing child safety videos with John Walsh of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Julie says of her new program: “I believe it’s the most important thing that I have ever done. I believe that children have the right to live in a world that is safe.”
Bravery and courage
A few weeks ago Wesley Autrey was waiting at a Harlem subway station with his two little girls when he saw a man fall into the path of a train. With seconds to act, Wesley jumped onto the tracks, pulled the man into the space between the rails and held him as the tram passed right above their heads. He insists he’s not a hero. He says: “We have got to show each other some love.”
1. What was Mutombo praised for?
A. Being a star in the NBA. B. Being a student of medicine.
C. His work in the church. D. His willingness to help the need.
2. Mutombo believes that building the new hospital is _________.
A. helpful to his personal development B. something he should do for his homeland
C. a chance for his friends to share his money D. a way of showing his respect to the NBA
3. What did the Baby Einstein Company do at its beginning?
A. Produce safety equipment for children. B. Make videos to help protect children.
C. Sell children’s music and art work. D. Look for missing and exploited children.
4. Why was Wesley Autrey praised as a hero?
A. He helped a man get across the rails.
B. He stopped a man from destroying the rails.
C. He protected two little girls from getting hurt.
D. He saved a person without considering his own safety.
It was a winter morning, just a couple of weeks before Christmas 2005. While most people were warming up their cars, Trevor, my husband, had to get up early to ride his bike four kilometers away from home to work. On arrival, he parked his bike outside the back door as he usually does. After putting in 10 hours of labor, he returned to find his bike gone.
The bike, a black Kona 18 speed, was our only transport. Trevor used it to get to work, putting in 60-hour weeks to support his young family. And the bike was also used to get groceries, saving us from having to walk long distances from where we live.
I was so sad that someone would steal our bike that I wrote to the newspaper and told them our story. Shortly after that, several people in our area offered to help. One wonderful stranger even bought a bike, then called my husband to pick it up. Once again my husband had a way to get to and from his job. It really is an honor that a complete stranger would go out of their way for someone they have never met before.
People say that a smile can be passed from one person to another, but acts of kindness form strangers are even more so. This experience has had a spreading effect in our lives because it strengthened our faith in humanity (人性) as a whole. And it has influenced us to be more mindful of ways we, too, can share with others. No matter how big or how small, an act of kindness shows that someone cares. And the results can be everlasting.
5. Why was the bike so important to the couple?
A. The man’s job was bike racing. B. It was their only possession.
C. It was a nice Kona 18 speed. D. They used it for work and daily life.
6. We can infer from the text that __________.
A. the couple worked 60 hours a week B. people were busy before Christmas
C. the stranger brought over the bike D. life was hard for the young family
7. How did people get to know the couple’s problem?
A. From radio broadcasts. B. From a newspaper.
C. From TV news. D. From a stranger.
8. What do the couple learn from their experience?
A. Strangers are usually of little help. B. One should take care of their bike.
C. News reports make people famous. D. An act of kindness can mean a lot.
A young man was getting ready to graduate from college. For many months he had admired a beautiful sports car in a dealer’s showroom, and knowing his father could well afford it, he told him that was all he wanted. As graduation Day approached, the young man awaited signs that his father had purchased the car. Finally, on the morning of his graduation, his father called him into his private study. His father told him how proud he was to have such a fine son, and told him how much he loved him. He handed his son a beautiful wrapped gift box. Curious, but somewhat disappointed, the young man opened the box and found a lovely, leather-bound Bible, with the young man’s name embossed in gold. Angrily, he raised his voice to his father and said, “With all your money you give me a Bible?” He then stormed out of the house, leaving the Bible.
Many years passed and the young man was very successful in business. He had a beautiful home and a wonderful family, but realizing his father was very old, he thought he should go to see him. He had not seen him since that graduation day. Before he could make the arrangements, he received a telegram telling him his father had passed away, and willed all of his possessions to his son.
When he arrived at his father’s house, sudden sadness and regret filled his heart. He began to search through his father’s important papers and saw the still new Bible and began to turn the pages. As he was reading, a car key dropped from the back of the Bible. It had a tag with the dealer’s name, the same dealer who had the sports car he had desired. On the tag was the date of his graduation, and the words…”PAID IN FULL”。
How many times do we miss blessings because they are not packaged as we expected? Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.
9. What can you infer from the text?
A. After he graduated, he admired a beautiful sports car and wanted to buy it.
B. His father gave only a Bible to the young man.
C. His career tool off many years later.
D. He himself found a car key in the Bible.
10. What’s the meaning of the underlined phrase?
A. Moved B. Lost C. Died D. Missing
11. What could be the best title for this passage?
A. He failed to buy the car. B. He told a story of his father.
C. Cherish what you have now. D. His father bought him the car finally
I am a famous detective in my town. So I often get new messages of homicide cases. Out of curiosity, wherever I get a message, I will go to the locale of a crime and make out my logistic illation.
Tonight I got a message that a man was killed in his house. So I drove there. When I arrived there, there is nobody except 2 policemen who were protecting the locale. So the locale was not destroyed. Then I got into the room, saw a man lying down in the pool of blood and found his head was shot by a bullet. To my surprise, I saw a monkey in a cage and a seedcase of a banana. This scene made me think hard. How was the man killed, who will be the murderer? So many questions appeared in my head that time. In my hard thinking, suddenly one of the police told me that when they got here, the door and the windows were shut. The door was closed by a lock in the room and the windows were also shut in the room. That made me more surprised. If the door and the windows were all shut in the room, how did the murderer run away? Is it possible that the murderer shot him out side of the window? But the glass in the windows was not broke up. Is it possible that the man killed himself? But there is o gun next to him. Is it possible that the monkey killed the man? I inspected the whole room carefully. Suddenly, I found a rope tied on the monkey’s one hand. Along the rope I saw a gun hung on the ceiling. Until that time I knew the monkey killed him. The vision of the course appeared in front my eyes. First, the man tie the rope on monkey and the trigger of the gun. Then he stood the pose where the gun can shot and throw the banana to the monkey. So the monkey use his hand to get the banana and the trigger was pulled by his move through the rope. So he was killed. This is an uncanny (离奇的) suicide. Doesn’t it?
12. This case is a (n) __________.
A. murder B. accident C. suicide D. not mentioned in the passage
13. What is the meaning of the underlined word?
A. dead body B. local C. room D. the scene of an accident or crime
14. “I” can make the conclusion about the cause of this murder mainly because_______.
A. I saw a monkey pull the trigger B. I found a gun next to him
C. I found a rope tied on the monkey’s one hand, with a gun hung on the ceiling D. A, B, C
15. When I inspected this case at first, I felt ________.
A. confident B. surprised C. difficult D. not mentioned in the passage
She was _________ at __________ she saw in China.
Taiwan is the ______________________ of China.
I ____________ to walk there _____________ than go by bus.
The snooker new star Ding Junhui said he hadn't felt much stress during the match
because he _____________ it as _______________.
Experts say students should _____________backpacks ______________ more than
10-15 percent of their own body weight.
1. —What were you doing this time yesterday?
—I ____ on the grass and drawing a picture.
A. sit B. sat C. am sitting D. was sitting
2. While I ___________ TV, the bell rang.
A. watch B. watched C. am watching D. was watching
3. —Why didn’t you answer my telephone yesterday?
—Sorry. I _______ a bath.
A. took B. take C. am taking D. was taking
4. While the alien _______ a souvenir, the girl called the police.
A. was buying B. bought C. buys D. is buying
5. —I called you at 6 o'clock yesterday evening, but nobody answered.
— I'm sorry. I my friend download the movie Kung Fu Panda Ⅱwhen the telephone rang,
A. would help B. helped C. was helping D. have helped
6. I along the road when I saw Peter. So we stopped and had a chat.
A. walked B. was walking C. would walk D. had walked
7. —What did the teacher say just now?
— Sorry. I didn’t catch it. I ____ something else.
A. think B. will think C. was thinking D. had thought
8. When I came back yesterday evening, my brother ________ his homework.
A is doing B. has done C. was doing D. had done
9.Mrs White _____dinner when her son came home.
A. is cooking B. was cooking C. are cooking D. were cooking
10. —Did you see Mr. Black just now?
—Yes. He ______ his car when I met him.
A. parked B. was parking C. parks D. will park
11. — Amy, I called you yesterday evening, but nobody answered the phone.
— Oh, I _________ a walk with my mother at that time.
A. take B. took C. am taking D. was taking
12.Yesterday evening, I ___along the street when I suddenly met my maths teacher.
A. walk B. walked C. was walking D. am walking
13. — Where were you at 7:00 last night?
— I _____ to my mom at home.
A. write B. was writing C. wrote D.have written
14. —Why didn’t you go to play football with us yesterday afternoon?
—I _____my mother with the housework then.
A. helped B. was helping C. had helped D. have been helping
15. He ____when the UFO arrived. He didn’t wake until the UFO disappeared.
A. slept B. was sleeping C. was doing homework D. was singing
16. I_______ my homework at nine o'clock last Sunday morning.
A. am doing B. was doing C. do D. did
17. I was very angry with John—he just_______ when I spoke to him.
A. isn’t listening B. hasn’t listened C. didn’t listen D. wasn’t listening
18. —I called you at 4:00 yesterday afternoon, but no one answered.
—Sorry, I _____ with my friends at that time.
A. swim B. swam C. will swim D. was swimming
19. Mr. Li _____ us a report on our environment when the earthquake happened in Japan.
A. gave B.is giving C. was giving
20. — Mr. Lee _ to a student when I entered the classroom this morning.
----- He is very patient _ _he is young.
A. talking; but B. talks; though C. was talking, though D. talked, however
21. —Were you at school when he came to see you?
—Yes, I ______ a math class.
A. had B. was having C. am having D. have
22. I met a good friend of mine while I on the street.
A. walks B. walk C. was walking D. am walking
23. I ________ when the UFO landed.
A. am watching TV B. was watching TV C. have watched TV D. watched TV
24. The girl with two cats in the yard when the earthquake happened.
A. was playing B. is playing C. are playing D. were playing
Mr. and Mrs Smith’s house was full of suitcases, packages and packed-up boxes. The two of them were 1 with pencils and paper, checking their luggage, when there was a 2 at the door. Mr. Smith went to 3 it and saw a well-dressed middle-aged lady outside. The lady said that she lived in the house beside theirs, and that she had come to 4 them to their new home.
The Smiths invited her in after apologizing for the state of the house.
“Oh, 5 ,” she answered. “Do you know in some parts of this 6 neighbours are not all 7 ? There are some streets where people do not 8 their neighbours, 9 their next-door ones. But in this street everybody is friends with 10 else. We are one big, happy family. I’m 11 that you will be 12 here.”
The well-dressed lady got a 13 when she came to visit the house the 14 time, because she found a quite 15 man and woman in it. Mr. and Mrs Smith had not had the courage to tell her that they were not the new owners of the house, who were to move in the next day, but the old ones, who have lived beside her for two years without ever having visited her or even noticing her existence (存在).
1. A. free B. busy C. pleased D. familiar (熟悉的)
2. A. sound B. ring C. friend D. message
3. A. answer B. serve C. see D. guess
4. A. invite B. lead C. take D. welcome
5. A. excuse me B. here you are C. never mind D. thank you
6. A. house B. street C. town D. time
7. A. busy B. lonely C. safe D. friendly
8. A. know B. understand C. welcome D. respect
9. A. only B. even C. mostly D. neither
10. A. anybody B. nobody C. somebody D. none
11. A. uncertain B. glad C. sure D. afraid
12. A. happy B. lonely C. popular D. friendly
13. A. surprise B. fright C. pleasure D. worry
14. A. first B. exact C. next D. same
15. A. famous B. different C. young D. old
Do you feel a little sleepy after lunch? Well, that’s normal. Your body naturally slows down then. What should you do about it? Don’t reach for a coffee! Instead, take a nap.
There are many benefits (好处) of a daily nap. First of all, you are more efficient (有效率) after napping. You remember things better and make fewer mistakes. Also, you can learn things more easily after taking a nap. A 20-minute nap can reduce information overload. It can also reduce stress. Finally, a nap may increase your self-confidence and make you more alert (灵活). It may even cheer you up.
But, there are some simple rules you should follow about taking a nap. First, take a nap in the middle of the day, about eight hours after you wake up. Otherwise, you may disturb your sleep-wake pattern. Next, a 20-minute nap is best. If you sleep longer, you may fall into a deep sleep. After waking from a deep sleep, you will feel worse. Also, you should set an alarm clock. That way, you can fully relax during your nap. You won’t have to keep looking at the clock so that you don’t oversleep.
Now, the next time you feel sleepy after lunch, don’t get stressed. Put your head down, close your eyes, and have forty winks.
1. What is a good rule for taking a nap?
A. Use an alarm clock. B. Nap eight hours after waking up.
C. Sleep for about half an hour. D. All of the above
2. According to the passage, what is NOT a benefit of napping?
A. It makes you stronger B. It makes you feel happier
C. It gives you more self-confidence D. It improves your memory
3. Which may happen if an alarm clock is not used?
A. You may relax more. B. You may feel too nervous to relax.
C. You may forget an important meeting. D. You may not reduce your napping time.
4. In the last paragraph, “have forty winks” can be replaced by “________”.
A. do eye-protection exercises B. close your eyes for forty times
C. have a short sleep during the daytime D. pretend to have a quick nap after lunch
Do you think animals can predict (预报) the weather or other natural events? Farmers living in the countryside think so. For hundreds of years, they have observed animals. They think animals’ behavior (行为) can be connected to future weather conditions or events. For example, if swans fly into the wind, a hurricane is coming. Or, if cows lie down, a rainstorm is coming. There are many traditional stories connecting animals and natural events. Many people think that these stories are just folklore, traditional stories and beliefs without scientific evidence (证据). Scientists, however, are beginning to take another look at some of these ideas.
Kiyoshi Shimamura is a Japanese earthquake researcher. He noticed an increase in dog bites a short time before earthquakes hit. Then, he did an investigation (调查) of twelve public health centers in Kobe, Japan. These health centers treated people after the 1995 earthquake. He noticed some interesting information about the month before the big earthquake. Treatment for animal bites had increased. In fact, aggressive (冒犯的；侵略的) behavior in dogs, such as biting and barking loudly, jumped (猛增) 60 percent!
People noticed other changes in animal behavior before the earthquake as well. For example, fish began swimming together in large groups, only in the middle of the water and not near the edges. Also, birds flew away from their nests for many days, leaving their eggs unprotected. The animal behavior suggests that animals may be able to predict natural events better than people.
5. What is the main idea of the passage?
A. What animals do during earthquakes
B. Many earthquakes of Japan
C. Effect (影响) of natural events on animals’ actions
D. Folklore and other stories about animals
6. How do dogs begin to behave just before an earthquake?
A. They lie down in grass. B. They stay together in large groups.
C. They leave their homes. D. They hurt people.
7. What other animals behave strangely before an earthquake?
A. Pigs B. Birds C. Cows D. All of the above
8. What did Kiyoshi Shimamura look at during his investigation?
A. Animal clinics treating dogs B. The number of patients with bites
C. The number of earthquakes a year D. Places dogs go during earthquakes
My first performance (表演) in front of an audience was coming up soon.
I tried as hard as I could to remain calm, but my heart was racing. I stared down at my sweat-covered, shaking hands.
I looked up again at the audience, realizing that these were real people. They were not just my mum and dad, who would say, “Good job!” even if I messed up the entire piece.
What if I had the wrong music? What if I played the wrong notes?
As it turned out, I was never able to answer these questions because the spotlight (聚光灯) was waiting for me. I grasped my hands tightly together, drying off the sweat.
Slowly I walked to the mud-brown piano in the center of the room. It contained 88 demanding keys, which were waiting impatiently to be played. I swallowed the golf-ball-sized lump (隆起部分) in my throat and sat down. Slowly, I opened the music. Next, I rested my still shaking hands on the ivory (象牙色的) keys.
As my fingers played across the keys, I was becoming more unsure of my preparation for this moment. But the memory of my years of training came flooding back. I knew that I had practised this piece so many times that I could play it backwards if requested.
Although at one point I accidentally played two keys instead of the intended one, I continued to move my fingers automatically (自动地).
My eyes burned holes into (were fixed on) the pages in front of me.
There was no way that I was going to lose my concentration. To keep this to myself, I leaned forward and focused carefully on the music.
When I came to the end of the page, a warning went off inside my head: DON’T MAKE A MISTAKE WHEN YOU TURN THE PAGE!
Needless to say, I obeyed myself with all my heart and mind. And, proud of my “page-turning” feat (技艺), I finished the rest of the piece without making a single mistake.
After the final note died away, a celebration went into action inside my head. I had finished. I had mastered the impossible.
9. The author was nervous before the performance because _______.
A. her mother and father weren’t present
B. the strong spotlight was shining onto the stage
C. she hadn’t mastered the entire piece
D. she had never performed in public before
10. The underlined phrase “mess up” in Paragraph 3 probably means ________.
A. put into disorder B. forget about
C. stop halfway D. do well in
11. The author _________.
A. didn’t make any mistake in the performance
B. felt better at the beginning of the performance
C. paid all attention to nothing but her performance
D. lost her concentration (注意力) sometimes during the performance
12. What did the author feel about her performance?
A. She thought it was comfortable and successful.
B. She thought it was very difficult but successful.
C. She thought she had never made a mistake during the performance.
D. She thought she played through the piece carefully but light-heartedly.
For Chinese, it’s time for dragon boat racing and Zongzi. But in South Korea, wrestling and swing play are the highlights. However, both events go by the same name — the Dragon Boat Festival. It falls on May 5th of the lunar calendar.
One festival, two cultures. Does one nation have the right to call it its own? It has been reported that South Korea will ask the United Nations Educational, Social and Cultural Organization (UNESCO联合国教科文组织) to make the celebration its cultural heritage (文化遗产). If successful, people from other countries may see the Dragon Boat Festival as a Korean creation.
As the birthplace of the yearly event more than 2,000 years ago, China is not happy with the situation (情况). “It would be a shame if another country successfully made a traditional Chinese festival part of its own cultural heritage before China,” said Zhou Heping, deputy cultural minister. The Ministry of Culture is even thinking of making its own application (申请) to UNESCO, covering all traditional Chinese festivals, including the Dragon Boat event.
“I don’t like some of the food eaten at the festival, but I am shocked by South Korea’s move,” said Jin Yutong, a Senior One student. “We should protect the cultural heritage left by our ancestors (祖先).”
It is thought that the festival is held in memory of the great poet Qu Yuan (340－278BC), who lived in the State of Chu during the Warring States Period. Qu was known to be a patriot (爱国者) and admired by ordinary people. He is said to have jumped into Miluo River, because he had lost hope in his country’s future. When people heard about Qu’s death, they sailed up and down the river searching for his body. They also beat the drums to fright away fish and threw Zongzi into water. These were supposed to stop the fish from touching Qu. Dragon boat racing is said to have come from the search for the poet’s body.
Over the years, the Dragon Boat Festival has spread throughout the world. In Japan and Vietnam, as well as South Korea, the festival has mixed together with, and become part of the local culture.
With this in mind, some experts say that it is meaningless to argue (争论) about which country the festival belongs. “Everyone can say that it came from China,” said Long Haiqing, an expert from Hunan Province. “But if the whole nation can protect the culture heritage together, they will all benefit.”
13. Which of the following country is NOT mentioned about the Dragon Boat Festival spreading?
A. Japan B. Vietnam C. South Korea D. the United States
14. From the passage, we can see Chinese people’s attitude (态度) toward the Dragon Boat
Festival is that ______________.
A. they do not like it
B. they want to protect it because it is their cultural heritage
C. it is a shame to protect it
D. they won’t agree South Korea takes it as its own festival
15. Racing boats to celebrate the festival comes from the story that ___________.
A. people searched for Qu Yuan’s body by boat
B. people searched for Qu Yuan’s boat
C. Qu Yuan enjoyed boating
D. Qu Yuan liked building boats
16. What can we infer (推断) from the last two paragraphs?
A. The festival is celebrated in the same way all over the world.
B. It matters a lot whose cultural heritage the festival is.
C. It is good for the Chinese people to protect the cultural heritage.
D. South Korea does not recognize that the festival is from China.
One evening after dinner, Mr. and Mrs. William called a family meeting. “We’ve had to make a difficult decision.” Mr. William announced. “You see, your mother has been offered a post as co-director of a television in Chicago. Unluckily, the station is not here. After thinking long and hard about it, we’ve concluded (下结论) that the right decision is to move to Chicago.”
Peter looked shocked, while his sister Amy breathlessly started asking when they’d be moving: “It’s surprising, but exciting!” she said. Peter simply said, “We can’t go — I can’t leave all my friends. I’d rather stay here and live with Tommy!”
Mr. and Mrs. William hoped that by the time they moved in August, Peter would grow more accustomed (习惯) to the idea of leaving. However, he showed no signs of accepting the news, refusing to pack his belongings (物品).
When the morning of the move arrived, Peter was nowhere to be found. His parents called Tommy’s house, but Tommy’s mother said she hadn’t seen Peter. Mrs. William became increasingly worried, while her husband felt angry with their son for behaving so irresponsibly (不负责任).
What they didn’t know was that Peter had started walking over to Tommy’s house, with a faint idea of hiding in Tommy’s attic (阁楼) for a few days. But something happened on the way as Peter walked past all the familiar landscape of the neighborhood: the fence that he and his mother painted, the tree that he and his sister used to climb, the park where he and his father often took evening walks together. How much would these mean without his family, who make them special in the first place? Peter didn’t take the time to answer that question but instead hurried back to his house, wondering if there were any moving cartons (纸板箱) the right size to hold his record collection.
17. The conflict (分歧) in this story was caused by ________.
A. Peter and Amy’s different tempers (脾气)
B. a quarrel (争吵) between Tommy and Peter
C. Peter’s disagreement with his parents about their move
D. Mr. and Mrs. William’s words of Peter’s irresponsibility
18. Peter and Amy were both _________ after hearing the move.
A. surprised B. angry and worried
C. anxious for more details D. worried about packing
19. The reason for Peter’s going home was that _______.
A. he did not want to be left behind
B. he realized his family was essential (重要的) with him
C. he hoped to reach an agreement with his parents
D. He wished to be a more responsible person
20. What would more probably happen next?
A. Peter would bring his records over to the Tommy’s house.
B. Mr. and Mrs. William would call the police.
C. Peter would join his family for house moving.
D. Mr. and Mrs. William would start searching for Peter.
The South Pole _________________________ snow _____________________________.
_________________ all the lights _______________________ before you leave the classroom.
During their _________________________ the mainland, Lien Chan and James Soong ___________________________ the great changes here.
_______________________that this is the fourth time the Big Ben
He has _____________________________ to be a doctor when he _____________________.
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5．参考词汇 英语夏令营：the English Summer Camp
Dear Sir or Madam，
I’m very glad _______________________________________________________________
Thank you very much.
1. —________ you ever _________ Dali?
—Never. But I am going there this vacation.
A. Do…go to B. Have…been to C. Have…gone to D. Will…go to
2. My aunt is a writer. She ____ more than ten books since 1980.
A. writes B. wrote C. has written D. will write
3. Echo _____ for half a month. She’ll come hack in two months.
A. left B leave C. has left D. has been away
4.The Smiths came to Shanghai in 2008,they__ there for three years since then.
A. live B. lived C. have lived D. will live
5. — Have you ever been to Nanning? — Yes, _______ .
A. I was B. I do C. I am D. I have
6. I my homework, I guess I can't join you.
A. don't finish B. didn't finish C. haven't finished D. won't finish
7. —Excuse me, where is Mr. Brown's office?
—Sorry, I don't know. I _____ here for only a few days.
A. work B. worked C. have worked D. will work
8. — Are you going to the bank, Laura? —No, I ______ to the bank already.
A. have been B. have gone C. am going D. had been
9. ----Oh, you are here. I’m looking for you all the morning. ？
----To the library.
A. Where have you gone B. Where will you go
C. Where are you going D. Where have you been?
10. So far this year, many new houses ________ in Wenchuan with the help of the government.
A. build B. are built C. will build D. have been built
11. My grandmother ______ a lot of changes in Tianjin since she came here.
A．sees B. can see C. will see D. has seen
12．I many new friends since I came here．
A．make B．made C．will make D．have made
13. She _______ this book for nearly three weeks.
A. has borrowed B. has lent C. has bought D. has kept
14. They _____ England and they will be back next week.
A. have gone to B. have been to C. have gone in D. has been on
15. Some students in Shanghai e-bags for several months.
A. have B. have had C. had D. will have
16.—Is Mr. Smith still in Shanghai?
—Yes, he ______ there for two months.
A. has been B. has gone C. has been to D. has gone to
17. My brother and I _____ in Yinchuan since 1997.
A. had lived B. have lived C. live D. will live
18. My pen pal said he would write to me, but I ___ any letters from him so far.
A. won’t receive B. haven’t received C. hadn’t received D. didn’t receive
19. Our country ______the sixth population census(人口普查) already.
A. finished B. has finished C. will finish D. finishes
20.—How well do you know the Opera House?
—I know the place very well. I ____ Sydney many times.
A. have been in B. have been to C. have gone to D. have arrived in
21. A:How clean the bedroom is!
B: Yes, I am sure that someone it.
A. cleans B. cleaned C. has cleaned D. had cleaned
22. I ______my hometown for a long time, I really miss it!
A. left B. went away from C. have left D. have been away from
23. —Will you please go to see the movie Guanyinshan with me?
—No, I won’t. I ______ already.
A. saw B. have seen C. see D. will see
24. — How do you like your English teacher?
— He is great. We friends since three years ago.
A. were B. have made C. have been D. have become
25. —Hi, guys. Where are you heading now?
—Home. We _________all our money, so we have to walk home now.
A. spend B. spent C. have spent D. are spending
When I first entered university, my aunt, who is an English professor, gave me a new English dictionary. I was 1 to see that it was an English dictionary, also know as a monolingual dictionary. Although it was a dictionary intended for non-native learners, none of my classmates had one but, to be honest, I found it extremely 2 to use at first. I would look up words in the dictionary and still not fully understand the meaning. I was used to the 3 bilingual dictionaries, in which the words are 4 both in English and Chinese. I really wondered why my aunt 5 to make things so difficult for me. Now, after studying English at university for three years, I 6 that monolingual dictionaries are 7 in learning a foreign language.
As I found out, there is in fact often no perfect equivalence (对应) between two 8 in two languages. My aunt even goes so far as to 9 that a Chinese "equivalent" can never give you the 10 meaning of a word in English! 11 , she insisted that I read the definition (定义) of a word in a monolingual dictionary when I wanted to get a better understanding of its meaning. 12 , I have come to see what she meant.
Using a monolingual dictionary for learners has helped me in another important way. This dictionary uses a(n) 13 number of words, around 2,000, in its definitions. When I read these definitions, I am 14 exposed to(接触) the basic words and learn how they are used to explain objects and ideas. 15 this, I can express myself more easily in English.
3. A. worried B. sad C. surprised D. nervous
4. A. difficult B. interesting C. ambiguous D. practical
5. A. new B. familiar C. earlier D. ordinary
6. A. explained B. expressed C. described D. created
7. A. offered B. agreed C. decided D.happened
8. A. imagine B. recommend C. predict D. understand
9. A. natural B. better C. easier D. convenient
10. A. words B. names C. ideas D. characters
11. A. hope B. declare C. doubt D. tell
12. A. exact B. basic C. translated D. expected
13. A. Rather B. However C. Therefore D. Instead
14. A. Largely B. Generally C. Gradually D. Probably
15. A. extra B. average C. total D. limited
16. A. repeatedly B. nearly C. immediately D. anxiously
17. A. According to B. In relation to C. In addition to D. Because of
Are you looking for love? Throw away your books about love. A long mutual gaze is the best way to let Cupid’s arrows hit their marks. This is said by an American psychologist.
One day, the psychologist saw a young couple in a small coffeehouse. The man and the woman looked into each other’s eyes for a longtime without saying a word. The two were clearly in love with each other.
Later, the psychologist wanted to see whether he could make people fall in love. He instructed volunteers----men and women who were complete strangers----to gaze into their partners’ eyes for two minutes. It worked like magic. “Mutual eye-to-eye contact really increased feelings of attraction, interest, warmth, and excitement for each other,” says the psychologist.
Was mutual gazing in fact the key? The psychologist told some of the couples to look at each other’s hands. He also made some of them look into the eyes of their partners while their partners looked at their hands. He found these couples were not as interested in each other as the couples that gazed into each other’s eyes.
Why does mutual gazing increase attraction? The psychologist believes that when we imitate acts of love, our feelings begin to follow the example. Generally speaking, the more you act as you are in love, the more you will be in love. But the gaze must be real. Both people must take part in it.
1. What does this underlined sentence mean in paragraph 1?
A. To make someone wound.
B. To give an evidence why they should throw away the books about love.
C. To let two persons fall in love.
D. To tell us a fairy tale.
2. What’s the function of the story in paragraph 2?
A. Just tell us a love story.
B. It is an example to show the psychologist’s opinion is right.
C. It just gives the psychologist some ideas about his theory.
D. It proves that a long mutual gaze is the best way to let Cupid’s arrows hit their marks.
3. What’s the main idea of the text?
A. Books about love are all useless.
B. Only by a long mutual gaze can make people fall in love.
C. Tell us a new theory about love.
D. Mutual gaze increases the feeling of love.
Sports shoes that work out whether their owner has enough exercise to warrant time in front of the television have been devised in the UK.
The shoes---named Square Eyes---contain an electronic pressure sensor and a tiny computer chip to record how many steps the wearer has taken in a day. A wireless transmitter passes the information to a receiver connected to a television, and this decides how much evening viewing time the wearer deserves, based on the day’s efforts.
The desire was inspired by a desire to fight against the rapidly ballooning waistlines among British teenagers, says Gillian Swan, who developed Square Eyes as a final year design project at Brunel University to London, UK. “We looked at current issues and childhood overweight really stood out,” she says. “And I wanted to tackle that with my design.” Once a child has used up their daily allowance gained through exercise, the television automatically switches off. And further time in front of the TV can only be earned through more steps.
Swan calculated how exercise should translate to television time using the recommended daily amounts of both. Health experts suggest that a child take 12,000 steps each day and watch no more than two hours of television. So, every 100 steps recorded by the Square Eyes shoes equals precisely one minute of TV time.
Existing pedometers (计步器) normally clip onto a belt or slip into a pocket and keep count of steps by measuring sudden movement. Swan says these can be easily tricked into recording steps through shaking. But her shoe has been built to be harder for lazy teenagers to cheat. “It is possible, but it would be a lot of effort,” she says. “That was one of my main design considerations.”
4. According to Swan, the purpose of her design project is to ________.
A. keep a record of the steps of the wearer B. deal with overweight among teenagers
C. enable children to resist the temptation of TV
D. prevent children from being tricked by TV programs
5. Which of the following is true of Square Eyes shoes?
A. They regulate a child’s evening TV viewing time.
B. They determine a child’s daily pocket money.
C. They have raised the hot issue of overweight.
D. They contain information of the receiver.
6. What is stressed by health experts in their suggestion?
A. The exact number of steps to be taken.
B. The precise number of hours spent on TV.
C. The proper amount of daily exercise and TV time.
D. The way of changing steps into TV watching time.
7. Compared with other similar products, the new design _________.
A. makes it difficult for lazy teenagers to cheat
B. counts the wearer’s steps through shaking
C. records the sudden movement of the wearer
D. sends teenagers’ health data to the receiver
8. Which of the following would be the best title for the text?
A. Smart Shoes Decide on Television Time
B. Smart Shoes Guarantee More Exercise
C. Smart Shoes Measure Time of Exercise
D. Smart Shoes Stop Childhood Overweight
For centuries, the only form of written correspondence (通信) was the letters were, and are, sent by some forms of postal service, the history of which goes back a long way. Indeed, the Egyptians began sending letters from about 2000 BC, as did the Chinese a thousand years later.
Of course, modern postal services now are much more developed and faster, depending as they do on cars and planes fore delivery. Yet they are still too slow for some people to send urgent documents and letters.
The invention of the fax ( 传真) machine increased the speed of delivering documents even more. When you send a fax you are sending a copy of a piece of correspondence to someone by telephone service. It was not until the early 1980s that such a service was developed enough for business to be able to fax documents to each other.
The fax service is still very much in use when copies of documents require to be sent, but, as a way of fast correspondence, it has been largely taken the place of by email. Email is used to describe message sent from one computer user to another.
There are advantages and disadvantages with emails. If you send some one an email, then he will receive it extremely quickly. Normal postal services are rather slow as far as speed of delivery is concerned.
However, if you write something by email, which you might later regret, and send it immediately, there is no chance for second thoughts. At least, if you have to address and seal (封) the envelope and take it to the post box, there is plenty of time to change your mind. The message is thought before you email!
9. We can learn from the text that _________.
A. email is less popular than the fax service
B. the postal service has over the years become faster
C. the postal service has over the years become slower
D. the fax service has a history as long as the postal service does
10. It can be inferred form the text that ________.
A. the fax service had been fully developed by the 1980s
B. letters have been used in China for about 1,000 years
C. the fax machine was invented after the 1980s
D. letters have been used in Egypt for about 2,000 years
11. In the last paragraph, the write mentions “think before you email” to show that _______.
A. you may regret if you don’t seal your envelope
B. you may regret before you send something by email
C. you’d better not send your email in a hurry
D. you need plenty of time to send an email
12. The text mainly deals with _________.
A. the progress in correspondence B. the advantage of fax machines
C. the advantage of emails D. the invention of fax mahines
Some people are never right. They never have good luck. They usually do the wrong thing and say the wrong thing. And even if what they say or do is OK, they as a rule say it or do it at the wrong time. So these people always have problems. They often break dishes. They sometimes miss buses and airplanes.
Mr. Neff is different. He is always right. He is never wrong. He usually has good luck. He seldom has problems. He never breaks dishes. He never misses buses or airplanes. Even if he does miss them, it is always the fault of the buses or the airplanes.
Mr. Neff knows almost everything. He doesn't ask questions; he answers questions. He never says "I don't know."
I don't know Mrs. Neff. It seems that not many people know her. I sometimes wonder about her. Is she always right? Or maybe she is always wrong? Does she often break dishes or miss buses?
Does she have problems? I wonder.
13. Which of the following do you think gives the most important trait (特性) of Mr. Neff's character?
A. He is a very wise man. B. He plans everything well.
C. He is moral and kindhearted. D. He is very satisfied with himself.
14. The writer really thinks that _________.
A. Mr. Neff is always right B. Mr. Neff usually has good luck
C. Mr. Neff knows almost everything
D. It is the fault of the buses or airplanes when Mr. Neff misses them
15. Which of the following do you guess is true of Mrs. Neff?
A. She probably obeys her husband in everything.
B. She probably feels proud to be a help to her husband.
C. She probably quarrels with her husband all the time.
D. She probably feels very happy to have such a successful husband.
16. Which of the following best describes the writer's attitude towards Mr. Neff?
A. He finds Mr. Neff hard to understand. B. He thinks Mr. Neff wonderful
C. He feels pity for Mr. Neff. D. He does not like Mr. Neff.
Name: Ziggy Nizott
Height: 1.82 m
Details: Long history of violent crime including robbery, assault and car theft.
Name: Dennis Tsokas
Height: 1.95 m
Weight: 70 kg
Details: Well known to local police having been arrested several times for
Name: Michael Clarke
Height: 1.7 m
Weight: 65 kg
Details: Arrested as a youth for car theft and the selling of stolen goods.
Name: Mark Hughes
Height: 1.6 m
Details: Is wanted by police for several armed robbery of grocery stores,
banks and post offices.
Name: Herb Elliot
Height: 1.6 m
Details: Recently released from prison where he served 2 years for selling
Name: William Daniels
Height: 1.6 m
Details: Arrested 4 times for the selling of drugs and car theft.
1. A car was stolen from the supermarket car-park on Friday, June 23 this year by a man described as very young, 1.7 meters tall with thin dark hair and carrying a blue backpack. A reward of $500 is offered for the car’s recovery.
2. A valuable dog was taken while being walked by its owner in City Park yesterday afternoon. Police wish to talk to a man seen nearby at the time, described by witnesses as short and fat with short light hair and clear glasses.
3. Yesterday morning at 9.30a.m. a man armed with a gun entered the National Bank and demanded money from the staff, before fleeing when confronted by bank security staff. Security cameras show the man as being short and thin with shoulder length blonde hair.
4. A tall, strong built man with blonde hair, a thick black mustache and wearing dark glasses knocked a woman to the ground and stole her purse on Main Street last Saturday afternoon. If you see this man, do not approach as he is considered extremely dangerous.
5. At the football match between Manchester United and Liverpool, several people had their wallets stolen while waiting in line to buy food. The victims did not see or notice the thief but bystanders describe him as very tall and thin, clean shaven with short light hair.
We need to ______ working _____ it, not give up.
We they ______ ______ drinking?
He said he had never seen _____ _____ exciting match before.
I hate people who talk _______ but do ___________.
Jim has known me _______ ________ he was a child.