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    My name is Matthew. I'm not someone who has many secretsbecause I'm a terrible liar. But there is one huge secret that I kept for years- -I failed my driving test. I had never failed a test before, and had never even come close. Driving made me anxious , but my parents told me I had to. They signed me up for driving lessons. I had gotten a perfect score for my written permit exam , but getting behind the wheel was a different story.

But when October 30th rolled around ,my pride set in. I wanted to be like everyone else at my school , showing off the brand new license they'd gotten. Looking back on that special day,I can't remember if I was nervous. What I do remember is starting the test , pausing at a stop sign after a few seconds , and being asked by the instructor to pull over. I had received an auto-fail since my pause was indeed a pause and not a real stop. I wasn't upset that I was leaving without a license, but I was scared everyone would know that I had failed. So when I got to class, I told everyone I didn't want to take the test on my birthday.

One Friday a month later, I went to the test spot again and passed. Later that night I drove for the first time by myself, which brought to me an amazing feeling I've never experienced——but sill, I couldn't imagine ever telling anyone the truth. So I didn't. It wasn't until midway through college that I came clean. It turned out plenty of my college friends had failed too! And I gathered enough courage to speak the fact out. Yes ,I had also failed.

Now I realize failure and imperfection are two things everyone has to experience , without which one couldn't make a true man.

1.What can we learn about Matthew?

A.He was a slow learner of driving. B.He relied heavily on his parents.

C.He was afraid of taking exams. D.He was bored with telling lies.

2.Why did the instructor ask Matthew to pull over?

A.To put an end to his lest. B.To check his parking skills.

C.To give him a second chance, D.To show him a better way of driving.

3.W hat made Matthew feel extremely worried after his first attempt?

A.Failing to get a driving license. B.Missing his birthday celebration.

C.Making his parents disappointed. D.Losing face before his classmates.

4.W hat did Matthew learn from his own experience?

A.Honesty is the best policy. B.Failure is a way to grow up.

C.Truth stands the test of time. D.Imperfection is another form of perfection.


1.A 2.A 3.D 4.B 【解析】 这是一篇记叙文。文章讲述了作者曾经隐瞒了自己驾照考试失败的事情,后来意识到失败和不完美是每个人成长的必经之路。 1.推理判断题。根据第一段中“But there is one huge secret that I kept for years- -I failed my driving test.”可知,我驾照考试失败了;再有第一段中“I had gotten a perfect score for my written permit exam , but getting behind the wheel was a different story.”我的笔试成绩很好,但是开车开得不好,由此推测,他是一个学车很慢的人,故选A。 2.细节理解题。根据第二段中“I had received an auto-fail since my pause was indeed a pause and not a real stop.”由此可知,作者在驾照考试过程中由于自己的失误导致了考试失败,所以让他靠边停车,故选A。 3.细节理解题。根据第二段中“I wasn't upset that I was leaving without a license, but I was scared everyone would know that I had failed.”我不会因为没通过考试难过,但是我害怕别人知道我失败了,故我是怕在同学面前丢人,故选D。 4.推理判断题。根据最后一段“Now I realize failure and imperfection are two things everyone has to experience , without which one couldn't make a true man.”可知,我意识到,失败和不完美是每个人都必须经历的事情,没有经历它们,就不会真正的成长。故选B。

    When other nine-year-old kids were playing games, she was working at a petrol station. When other teens were studying or going out, she struggled to find a place to sleep on the street. But she overcame these terrible setbacks (挫折) to win a highly competitive scholarship and gain entry to Harvard University. And her amazing story has inspired a movie, “Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story”, shown in late April.

Liz Murray, a 22-year-old American girl, has been writing a real-life story of willpower and determination. Liz grew up in the shadow of two drug-addicted parents. There was never enough food or warm clothes in the house. Liz was the only member of the family who had a job. Her mother had AIDS and died when Liz was just 15 years old. The effect of that loss became a turning point in her life. Connecting the environment in which she had grown up with how her mother had died, she decided to do something about it.

Liz went back to school. She threw herself into her studies, never telling her teachers that she was homeless. At night, she lived on the streets. “What drove me to live on had something to do with understanding, by understanding that there was a whole other way of being. I had only experienced a small part of the society,” she wrote in her book Breaking Night.

She admitted that she used envy to drive herself on. She used the benefits that come easily to others, such as a safe living environment, to encourage herself that “next to nothing could hold me down”. She finished high school in just two years and won a full scholarship to study at Harvard University. But Liz decided to leave her top university a couple of months earlier this year in order to take care of her father, who has also developed AIDS. “I love my parents so much. They are drug addicts. But I never forget that they love me all the time.”

Liz wants moviegoers to come away with the idea that changing your life is “as simple as making a decision”.

1.The main idea of the passage is ________.

A.how Liz managed to enter Harvard University

B.how Liz struggled to change her life

C.why Liz loved her parents so much

D.the hard time Liz had in her childhood

2.In which order did the following things happen to Liz?

a. Her mother died of AIDS.

b. She worked at a petrol station.

c. She got admitted into Harvard.

d. The movie about her life was put on.

e. She had trouble finding a place to sleep.

A.b, e, a, d, c B.a, b, c, e, d C.e, d, b, a, c D.b, a, e, c, d

3.Which of the following is NOT true according to the passage?

A.Both Liz’s father and mother are AIDS-infected patients.

B.Liz lived a hard time in her childhood.

C.Liz’s story is an inspiration to many people.

D.Liz hated her father because he got addicted to drugs.

4.What actually made her go towards her goal?

A.Envy and encouragement. B.Willpower and determination.

C.Decisions and understanding. D.Love and respect for her parents.




Write a poem about how courage, determination, and strength have helped you face challenges in your life.


3 Grand Prizes:Trip to Washington, D.C. for each of three winners, a parent and one other person of the winner’s choice. Trip includes round-trip air tickets, hotel stay for two nights, and tours of the National Air and Space Museum and the office of National Geographic World.

6 First Prizes:The book Sky Pioneer:A Photobiography of Amelia Earhart signed by author Corinne Szabo and pilot Linda Finch.

50 Honorable Mentions:Judges will choose up to 50 honorable mention winners, who will each receive a T-shirt in memory of Earhart’s final flight.


Follow all rules carefully to prevent disqualification.

■Write a poem using 100 words or fewer. Your poem can be any format, any number of lines.

■Write by hand or type on a single sheet of paper. You may use both the front and back of the paper.

■On the same sheet of paper, write or type your name, address, telephone number, and birth date.

■Mail your entry to us by October 31 this year.

1.How many people can each grand prize winner take on the free trip?

A.Two. B.Three. C.Four. D.Six.

2.What will each of the honorable mention winners get?

A.A plane ticket. B.A book by Corinne Szabo.

C.A special T-shirt. D.A photo of Amelia Earhart.

3.Which of the following will result in disqualification?

A.Typing your poem out. B.Writing a poem of 120 words.

C.Using both sides of the paper. D.Mailing your entry on October 30.





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In order to reduce our pressure of learning, on March 28, our school organized all the Senior 3 student to go hiking through the mountain outside the city. At 6 am, all of us have set off. At first, we felt very exciting and confident. After several hours, therefore, some of us were tired and discouraged. When deal with this problem, we inspired and supported each other. Eventual, at 12:30 pm, all the participants arrived at the top of the mountain, that we had lunch and took pictures to mark this activity. At 8:00 pm, we returned school. This activity impressed us a lot. They developed our determination to overcome difficulties, promoted our teamwork and build up our health.



完形填空,阅读下面短文,从短文后各题所给的四个选项(A, B, CD)中,选出可以填入空白处的最佳选项。

A young businessman was traveling down a narrow street, driving a bit too fast in his new Benz. He was watching for kids darting out from between parked cars and _______ when he thought he saw something.

As his car passed, one child appeared, and a brick smashed into the Benz’s side door. He slammed on the brakes and _______ the Benz back to the spot from _______ the brick had been thrown.

He jumped out of the car, _______ some kid and pushed him up against a parked car, shouting “What was that all about and who are you? Just what on earth are you doing?” _______ a head of steam, he went on “That’s a new car and that brick you threw is gonna cost a lot of money. Why did you do it?” “Please, mister, please, I’m sorry. I didn’t know what else to do!” pleaded the youngster.

“It’s my brother,” he said. “He rolled _______ the stairs and fell out of his wheelchair and I can’t _______ him up.”

_______, the boy asked the businessman, “Would you please help me get him back into his wheelchair? He’s hurt and he’s too heavy for me.”

Moved beyond words, the driver tried to swallow the _______ swelling lump in his ________ He lifted the young man back into the wheelchair and took out his handkerchief and wiped the ________, checking ________ that everything was going to be okay.

“Thank you, sir. And God bless you,” the ________ child said to him. The man then watched the little boy push his brother to the sidewalk toward their home.

It was a long walk back to his Benz...a long, ________ walk. He never did ________ the side door. He kept the damage to remind him not to ________life so fast that someone has to ________ a brick at you to get your attention.

Life whispers in your soul and ________ to your heart. Sometimes, when you don’t have the time to listen...Life throws a brick at your head.

It’s your choice: Listen to the whispers of your soul ________ wait for the brick!

Do you sometimes ignore loved ones because your life is too fast and busy ________ them to wonder whether you really love them?


A.sped up B.went out C.slowed down D.pulled back


A.spun B.drag C.push D.stretch


A.where B.which C.that D.there


A.grasped B.got C.arrested D.grabbed


A.Rising up B.Opening up C.Building up D.Giving up


A.away B.out C.over D.off


A.catch B.lift C.seize D.carry


A.talking B.shouting C.sobbing D.crying


A.abruptly B.roughly C.absolutely D.rapidly


A.throat B.heart C.spirit D.tongue


A.blood and sweat B.scrapes and cuts C.black and white D.neck and neck


A.to see B.to be seen C.to have seen D.to be seeing


A.graceful B.grated C.grateful D.gratitude


A.slipped B.slow C.steep D.slim


A.require B.request C.repair D.recommend


A.go after B.go about C.go over D.go through


A.kick B.throw C.strike D.beat


A.tells B.speaks C.conveys D.says


A.or B.but C.and D.for


A.ensuring B.letting C.making D.Leaving



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